The chief executive says Zurich Airport International is bullish on Uttar Pradesh as a investor and developer and is not ruling out a partnership with a strategic investor at a later stage. We consider four factors important — offering peak hour slots; Noida’s proximity to eastern, north-eastern areas of NCR as well as Uttar Pradesh, says Daniel Bircher.
"I think it’s very clear that both small and large companies are equally impacted today. So we are seeing extreme cases where very large companies are being affected by fraud and companies with turnovers of as little as 300 million rupees are also being impacted," he said.
In an interview to Rica Bhattacharya, Govindarajan, author of “Three Box Solution” and “The Three-Box Solution Playbook” speaks about the innovation opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for India.
"It is very important to us that women technologists return to the workforce after career breaks. For us, it starts the moment a manager knows that an associate is pregnant - we pair them up with a ‘maternity buddy’, who shadows them throughout their pregnancy and then stay connected even through the maternity leave," says Katie Ebrahimi of Unisys.
Fit and hungry, Mohammed Shami is bowling at his best and is pivotal to the success of the Indian team. In a conversation with Boria Majumdar, he opens up on his form, his pace colleagues and sacrificing biryani to improve fitness.
"India is also one of the top three or four strategic countries for us worldwide, so the fact that we have done well is extremely positive. Our mission is to outperform the market every year. We have done that globally, we will do that in India," Chairman Jean Paul Agon said in the interview.
Bill Gates on philanthropy, investing and his new venture Heliogen.
The foundation, active in India since 1913, has now partnered with Tata Power to install mini grids to supply power to more than 10,000 villages. “We can bring the cost down significantly… and we are sure low income customers will pay for reliable power,” says Shah in an interview with Shailesh Menon in Mumbai.
Bhilwara Suitings, a name that needs no introduction in the world of textiles and suitings but got lost following the entry of international brands, is shaking off its slump to regain its past glory. Owner's of the brand, the Kolkata based Churiwal's has chalked out a three-pronged strategy to achieve the goal over the next three years.
In a freewheeling chat with ET’s Vinod Mahanta & Gaurav Laghate, the 62-year-old Thompson talked about The New York Times’ transformation journey, battle between publishers and platforms and of course, NYT’s running fight with Donald Trump.
The private sector has been playing a great role in the production of DRDO products. When Dr (former President APJ Abdul) Kalam started work, there were barely 30 partner companies, but now we have more than 1,800, says DRDO chief G Sateesh Reddy while inviting companies as development and production partners.
Thousands of (judicial) appointments have come through without a hitch. The government is a key stakeholder and not a rubber stamp. The primacy in selection is with the judges and it might be a reasonable thing. Names must originate from the courts. Instant justice also has a negative connotation. So, cases must be dealt without undue delay and undue hurry.
Many Asian organisations still work with a limited number of policies, relatively fewer assignees, less segmentation and typically most of the assignees are from headquarters.
After the cabinet approved a relief package last month, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has started on an ambitious revival programme. Chairman Pravin Kumar Purwar said BSNL is expected to launch 4G services in six months and is spending Rs 12,000 crore on the next-generation network.
Uttar Pradesh’s director general of police OP Singh said that the police is taking all precautions – from posting adequate forces, foot patrolling by senior police officers and district magistrates meeting religious leaders. He said they have done over 6,000 peace committee meetings and met nearly 5,800 religious leaders.
"The automotive industry is a big part of manufacturing, it is such a large sector, there has to be a defined long term roadmap. It accounts for half of the manufacturing GDP and the government understands the importance of the sector. It is as much in the government’s interest as much as ours," said Maruti Suzuki chairman RC Bhargava.
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