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Female labours exit raising wages, reducing poverty
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Going by the Tendulkar poverty line, 137 million people rose above the poverty line between 2004-05 and 2011-12. Some attribute this to fast GDP growth, some to the MNREGA, the rural employment guarantee programme. A third factor is the sharp rise in agricultural prices since 2008. Fourth, and...

India Inc woos new generation
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In May, Citi India launched a generational network in Mumbai, its first such initiative in Asia Pacific and its second generational network worldwide. The network, which aims to integrate generations, is being spearheaded by Rahul Shukla, head of corporate banking at Citi India and other members of top management....

Digital marketing to create 1.5 lakh jobs: Experts
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About 1.5 lakh jobs are expected to be created in the digital marketing space within a couple of years as more companies tap the Internet and the social media platform to bolster business, say HR experts. India is emerging as a digital outsourcing hub for diverse services including online...

Modi may announce R&D centres for biotech, pharma, auto
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State-funded research in areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and automobile manufacturing with the participation of the private sector may be among Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big announcements in his maiden Independence Day address from Red Fort on August 15. The move is...

US jobs rose since 2008 crisis, but pay is 23 per cent less: Report
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Jobs growth in the US since the 2008 recession has been undermined by lower wages, with workers earning an average 23 per cent less than earnings from jobs which were lost, a report by an organization representing US cities said on Monday. The average annual salary in sectors...

Can you be an entrepreneur? Take this quiz to know
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Take this personality quiz to find out if you have the right traits to be an entrepreneur or are likely to be better at managing a franchise or sticking to a salaried job. If you are forced to cancel a dinner with a friend, how would you justify it? A) I will make it up to the friend with a...

Private persons cannot be hired for CPSEs: Govt
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Private sector applicants cannot be hired for board-level posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), the government said today. As per rules, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is responsible for selection and placement of personnel in the posts of Chairman, Managing Director or...

SBI Life Insurance appoints Arijit Basu as MD and CEO
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SBI Life Insurance today said it has appointed Arijit Basu as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Basu has held several key positions in various circles of State Bank of India including the Bank’s office at Tokyo. He has also served as General Manager at the Bank’s Mumbai circle...

Microsoft hires Qualcomm executive to make more deals
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has lured away an executive from smartphone chip maker Qualcomm to hammer out more deals that will expand the software maker’s presence in the mobile device market. Margaret “Peggy” Johnson will serve as Microsoft Corp.’s executive vice president of business...

IT firms re-skilling mid-tier managers
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Sarvesh Gupta, a mid-level manager in his early 40s at a Bangalore-based information technology company, had hit a dead end in his career. He began as a software coder, but was in recent years elevated to the post of a manager, which now required emerging technology and customer domain knowledge skills....