Tag Archives: India

Modi’s big tax cut unlikely to spur job bonanza in India

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: With one eye on flagging demand, businesses in India are likely to bank the government’s $20.4 billion corporate tax windfall rather than unleash the investments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes will create millions of jobs and revive the economy. The tax cuts, which Modi vowed would woo global private investment and improve India’s competitiveness, came as a surprise to ... Read More »

Nissan plans job cuts, where will axe fall in India?

CHENNAI: Japanese automobile giant Nissan Motor Corporation’s announcement of plans to cut over 12,500 jobs globally has provoked intense speculation in the country on where the axe will fall in its Indian operations. While in their announcement made on Thursday, Nissan has not listed the 14 sites or locations where it will cut the jobs, there are reports circulating that 1,700 jobs will be lost ... Read More »

Modi’s plan to tackle job crisis in India

The vacancies in various government departments stood above five lakh as of December 2018, including 2,85,725 in railways (C & D level) and 84,037 in central armed police forces. Despite the relentless increase in its salary bill, the Centre may go on a hiring spree to fill over five lakh vacancies in various central organisations over the next two years, ... Read More »

[Weekly funding roundup] Investments in startups down 76pc this week as India prepared for election results

Startup funding activity saw a significant slowdown in the fourth week of May ahead of the announcement of results for the Lok Sabha polls. Votes were counted on Thursday, and the incumbent Bhartiya Janata Party-led government returned to power with a strong majority. The week to Friday saw only $45.6 million raised across nine deals, down 76 percent from the previous week, when ... Read More »

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 »

How YouTube India spurred a thriving content economy cutting across genres, languages, demographics

India’s YouTube stars are rushing against time just days ahead of the YouTube FanFest. The event, which takes the platform’s biggest stars to live stages worldwide, is in India now. YouTubers say FanFest is “a lot of craziness”. So, chasing them down for conversations in the midst of their frenetic schedules was not easy. “Mera abhi tak FanFest ka script likhna ... Read More »

Good news for job-seekers! 1,286 openings in Amazon India, the highest in Asia-Pacific

There is some good news for individuals looking for jobs in India. Amazon India has as many as 1,300 vacancies in the country, which is the highest in Asia-Pacific as mentioned on its website. The openings in India are also three times as much as those available in China. Only Germany has as many openings as India, outside of Amazon’s ... Read More »

Expect to nearly treble sales in India in 2019: Lamborghini

Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini expects to nearly treble sales in India in 2019, a year ahead of its previous plans, riding on the back of its new super luxury SUV Urus, a top company official said. With nine months of the waiting period for Urus for 2019, Automobili Lamborghini India is also confident of becoming the leader in ... Read More »

India Today Group launches Hindi HD news channel-Aaj Tak HD

Aaj Tak announced the launch of India’s first Hindi HD news channel-Aaj Tak HD. Reinforcing its 18 year legacy of being a pioneer, Aaj Tak marks another milestone by ushering in the future through the HD avatar. Aaj Tak HD will be powered by rich exclusives, superior picture and audio quality, lesser ad breaks, making it the preferred news destination. ... Read More »

Moto X4 3GB RAM Variant Reportedly Gets a Price Cut in India, Now Available for Rs. 13,999

A Mumbai- based retailer tips Moto X4 starting price to be Rs. 13,999 HIGHLIGHTS Moto X4 was launched in November last year, starting price at Rs. 20,999 The 3GB RAM model’s price has reportedly been dropped to Rs. 13,999 Flipkart and Amazon also lists the three variants in different prices Lenovo-owned Motorola launched the Moto X4 in India last year in November, and ... Read More »