Tag Archives: India

Donald Trump’s order may expedite social media regulations in India

US President Donald Trump’s executive order on online censorship, which followed his spat with Twitter for fact-checking his claim on voter fraud, may expedite a review of rules governing social media firms in India. The order puts the spotlight back on India where the government has been considering regulating social media platforms to curb fake news and hate speeches. The ... Read More »

With a job fair for the LGBTQI community, corporate India takes a small step towards inclusivity

India Inc appears to have come out of the closet. On February 22, New Delhi hosted a job fair meant exclusively for members of the LGBTQI community. Called RISE, short for Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity, it was a day filled with panel discussions about diversity and inclusion, masterclasses, movie screenings, and jobs. Over 1,000 applicants attended the fair that ... Read More »

Are you looking for a job? Log in to these 4 HR tech platforms providing niche jobs in India

Are you looking for a job? Log in to these 4 HR tech platforms providing niche jobs in India With a number of career options/companies available, the job search is the most daunting task now a day. Looking for a job change is really challenging as it requires a lot of research & time investment. Thanks to the explosion in ... Read More »

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 »