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Disney+ shows, movies to be streamed by Hotstar in India

New Delhi: Last Thursday, Walt Disney Co. announced the November 2019 launch of its highly anticipated, ad-free video streaming service, Disney+, in the US. However, the company is unlikely to launch the platform in India and, instead, route the original content created for the new OTT (over-the-top) service, and its movie library, to Indian audiences through Hotstar, the video streaming service owned by Star ... Read More »

Railway job and the craze to be in ‘driver’s seat’

The perks make up for the stress and long work hours of a loco pilot A day as a train driver is no walk in the park. But despite the long and unearthly working hours, constant stress and skewed work-life balance, the job of the driver, called assistant loco pilot (ALP), is the most sought-after among candidates appearing for the ... Read More »

Tatas enter airports business, buy stake in GMR unit

A consortium of Tata Group, a unit of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and SSG Capital Management will invest₹8,000 crore ($1.2 billion) to buy a stake in GMR Airports Ltd, which runs India’s biggest airport. The deal will pump ₹1,000 crore into GMR Airports, a unit of GMR Infrastructure Ltd. and purchase ₹7,000 crore of the airport unit’s equity shares from the ... Read More »

EPFO payroll data shows job growth in January after four months of shrinking

The payroll data released by Employee Provident Fund Organisation for the month of January 2018 has shown a growth in total jobs created after four months of a downward trend. The data showed that 76.48 lakh new employees were added to the social security schemes of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) from September 2017 to January 2019. Meanwhile, the ... Read More »

NBFCs back in business of hiring

MUMBAI: Non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) are beginning to add crucial jobsacross various functions, indicating that stability has returned to a key sector that was unsettled last autumn by a liquidity squeeze and subsequent increases in capital costs. NBFCs could hire about 15,000 people in FY20, an estimate by recruitment firm TeamLease showed. Among those adding jobs are Mahindra Finance, Shriram Transport Finance, ... Read More »

New perspective on changing travel conditions in Arctic communities

Snowmobile is a common mode of transport in Inuit communities. Temperature influences machine functioning, potential of getting stuck and conditions of ice and snow. Credit: Dylan Clark, McGill University, Canada Inuit communities’ travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study. The Arctic is warming nearly twice ... Read More »

In pics | Top 10 Asia Pacific cities where business meets pleasure

1/12 A survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked 26 Asian cities for business travellers based on parameters such as ease of transport, safety and options for dining out, giving them a “Bleisure” score. While Tokyo was the most sociable city for business travellers, Indian cities raked big on the ‘culture’ they offer. Here are 10 cities that offer ... Read More »

This week in IT: Could the Facebook founder’s recent blog post be an answer to India’s data localisation mandate?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in his blog post on March 7 spoke about company’s way forward, privacy and data storage among others. Zuckerberg said, “People want to know their data is stored securely in places they trust. Looking at the future of the internet and privacy, I believe one of the most important decisions we’ll make is where we’ll build data centers ... Read More »

Best Buy Is Still In Business — And Thriving

Electronics retailer Best Buy is still in business, standing up to Amazon, and thriving. For the fourth quarter of 2018, the company reported $42.1 billion in revenue,  $2.72 in non-GAAP earnings per share, and an 11% dividend increase. That’s certainly a big turnaround from almost a decade ago when Best Buy was under pressure from online giant Amazon, fighting for its survival. Wall Street took ... Read More »

The art of managing the first 90 days in a new job

Success or failure during the first few months is a strong predictor of the overall success or failure in the job, says Michael Watkins, author of the bestseller The First 90 Days. The first few months in a new role or organization are critical as stakeholders scrutinize and evaluate, try to figure you out in terms of your personality, approach, leadership ... Read More »