Ratan Tata Has Shared A Startup Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs On Instagram

Ratan Tata Has Shared A Startup Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs On Instagram

Ratan Tata might be 81, but he sure is keeping up with the times.  Ratan Tata had created a bit of a social media splash last month after he’d joined Instagram. Like any other self-respecting Instagram celebrity, he’d thus far been sharing pictures with his dog, throwback pictures of his time as a student, and even a picture with JRD Tata. But now he’s gone ahead and done something that isn’t all that common on…

500 Indian Startups To Get $250,000 From WhatsApp As Facebook Ad Credits

500 Indian Startups To Get $250,000 From WhatsApp As Facebook Ad Credits

WhatsApp has taken its initiative to support Indian startups another step forward. The Facebook-owned company has announced an investment of $250,000 worth ad credits into the Indian startup ecosystem to help entrepreneurs better connect with customers and grow businesses. The amount would be given to 500 startups approved by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). According to a statement issued by the company, each startup would get $500 (about Rs 36,000)…

Patanjali Appears To Be Rising Once Again, Reports Highest-Ever Revenue For HY 2019-20 

Patanjali Appears To Be Rising Once Again, Reports Highest-Ever Revenue For HY 2019-20 

Until a few years ago, Patanjali was the rising star on India’s FMCG space. With revenues of over Rs. 10,000 crore, it had shot past incumbents like ITC Consumer and Godrej, and had its eyes trained on the top spot. Its astonishing growth had also led to some bold pronouncements  — Patanjali could soon annouce its IPO, Baba Ramdev had hinted, and Patanjali had planned to expand into other verticals, including fashion. But the fairytale growth story…

AB Idea Payments Bank To Be Liquidated

AB Idea Payments Bank To Be Liquidated

The curtains have finally come down on the young Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Ltd (ABIPBL) with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issuing a notification for its liquidation.   The notification of November 18, 2019 mentions that on a voluntarily winding up application by ABIPBL, the Bombay High Court has passed an order on September 18, 2019, appointing a liquidator for the bank. Shri Vijaykumar V Iyer, Senior Director of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP…

The World’s Biggest IPO By The World’s Most Profitable Company Opens Today 

The World’s Biggest IPO By The World’s Most Profitable Company Opens Today 

  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is likely to be dethroned as the company with the biggest IPO (initial public offering) ever, a position it has held for over five years. Saudi state-owned oil giant Aramco – the world’s most profitable company – is coming out with its IPO today, November 19, 2019. In September 2014, Alibaba raised US$ 25 billion from its IPO. Today, Aramco is selling 1.5 per cent of its holding, that is,…

Chinese Companies Now Control 70% Of India’s Smartphone Market

Chinese Companies Now Control 70% Of India’s Smartphone Market

The dragon has firmly cast its stranglehold over the Indian smartphone market. Chinese handset makers Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme and Oppo control, between themselves, about 68% of the market share as per figures of Q3 2019 released by an IDC quarterly mobile tracker report. Xiaomi occupied the number one position in the Indian smartphone market with a 27% market share. Its models Redmi 7A, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7S were the best selling smartphones…

India Has 24 Unicorns, Another 52 in The Pipeline: NASSCOM Report

India Has 24 Unicorns, Another 52 in The Pipeline: NASSCOM Report

India’s overall economy might be in a bit of a slowdown — auto sales are the lowest in years, and several IT companies are laying off employees. But there’s a bright spot in the corporate horizon– in the world of startups. India is home to 24 unicorns and another 52 are in the pipeline to attain that status. This is brought out in the latest NASSCOM report, titled Indian Tech Startup Ecosystem – Leading Tech…

The Traits An MBA In HR Instills In an Individual

The Traits An MBA In HR Instills In an Individual

MBA is segregated into many different specialisations – ranging from human resources to marketing, sales, international business and finance. It is also one of the most popular post-graduate courses and many students pursue MBA. Human resource is one of the most sought-after MBA specialisations because of many reasons. MBA in HR allows students to work across one of the most important verticals in any organisation, i.e. the human resource department. Typically, HR professionals are responsible…

Big Benefit For Employees: Tax-Free Gratuity Limit To Be Doubled to Rs 20 Lakh

Big Benefit For Employees: Tax-Free Gratuity Limit To Be Doubled to Rs 20 Lakh

The government has decided to raise the upper limit of tax-free gratuity payable to an employee from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The process has been set in motion by the Union Cabinet’s approval of the introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, in Parliament. The amendment is also expected to increase the limit of gratuity of employees in public sector undertakings and autonomous government organisations and bring it at…

Playing Casual Video Games Between Work Reduces Stress, Says Study

Playing Casual Video Games Between Work Reduces Stress, Says Study

Stress at work is a complaint faced by most employees. That playing video games between spells of work could be a stress-buster, according to a recent study, could be sweet music to most ears. Indeed, that is what Michael Rupp at the University of Central Florida, US and his team has concluded in an article published recently in The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. The study was carried out on 66 participants…

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