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India Inc's succession plan is seeing a gender shift

India Inc's succession plan is seeing a gender shift

Rediff.com5 Oct 2020

Women leaders, succession planners and lawyers say doors in family businesses are opening but a stronger push is needed.

New hiring at RIL starts tapering; staff count declines

New hiring at RIL starts tapering; staff count declines

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

Experts attribute this trend to a combination of end of capital expenditure cycle, increased automation, RIL's preference for time-bound labour contracts, and telecom and retail's outsourced human resource model.

Women ride the ed-tech boom as opportunities click

Women ride the ed-tech boom as opportunities click

Rediff.com21 Sep 2020

Experts point out teaching in its online avatar helps address women specific concerns, like care-giving responsibilities, lack of safe public and work spaces, and the inability to move to cities.

Period leave doesn't hamper work or affect employability

Period leave doesn't hamper work or affect employability

Rediff.com2 Sep 2020

There was a worry that such a policy would hamper businesses, create resentment among the male staff and perhaps also discourage companies from employing women. However, this has proved to be misplaced.

Covid-19: India Inc going for antibody testing

Covid-19: India Inc going for antibody testing

Rediff.com11 Aug 2020

Some of India's biggest employers are testing for antibodies to either comply with regulatory norms or gauge the effectiveness of precautionary measures.

Why did Mukesh Ambani's aide pledge 94% of RIL shares?

Why did Mukesh Ambani's aide pledge 94% of RIL shares?

Rediff.com30 Jul 2020

In a curious move, Reliance Industries' (RIL) executive director and Mukesh Ambani's trusted aide PMS Prasad pledged 600,000 shares of the company last month, which is 93.75 per cent of the total shares he owns in RIL. Prasad owned a total of 640,000 RIL shares and his compensation stood at Rs 11.15 crore in FY20.

L&T board members take pay cut of up to 53%

L&T board members take pay cut of up to 53%

Rediff.com21 Jul 2020

Chairman A M Naik said H2 of 2020-21 will herald better economic and business activity in terms of tendering, good liquidity, as well as revival of labour and supply chains.

Explained: How Chinese firms won some of India's recent PSU tenders

Explained: How Chinese firms won some of India's recent PSU tenders

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

India's sourcing from China may not necessarily be for cost-effectiveness alone but also for the lack of domestic qualified bidders, technology or other know-how.

Are signs of green shoots in economy really visible?

Are signs of green shoots in economy really visible?

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

While seven companies bagged orders worth Rs 42,000 crore, industry experts said most of this new order activity was a spillover, and fresh project finalisation remains weak.

'Defence is a permanent start-up'

'Defence is a permanent start-up'

Rediff.com19 Jun 2020

'India should take up defence manufacturing in a more serious manner and encourage greater private participation.'

As demand soars, IOC cranks up refinery runs to over 80%

As demand soars, IOC cranks up refinery runs to over 80%

Rediff.com11 Jun 2020

The demand for black oils and specialty products like fuel oil, bitumen, petcoke and sulphur has also shown marked improvement, facilitating increase of refineries throughput.

Curious case of 171 Mumbai scribes recovering after testing positive

Curious case of 171 Mumbai scribes recovering after testing positive

Rediff.com29 Apr 2020

Of the 171 Mumbai scribes tested on April 15, 53 tested positive on April 20. Of the 53 tested positive, 31 were treated and discharged on April 26. A large number of positive cases and later a quick recovery within less than a week have baffled many. Amritha Pillay reports.

How RIL plans to become zero net debt company

How RIL plans to become zero net debt company

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

RIL's debt stood at Rs 3.06 trillion as of December 2019, against Rs 2.87 trillion in March 2019.

India Inc gears up for life after lockdown

India Inc gears up for life after lockdown

Rediff.com11 Apr 2020

Experts say the focus is on preserving liquidity as there is uncertainty over the duration and impact of the 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed to check the spread of COVID-19.

Most Indians not comfortable with woman as CEO

Most Indians not comfortable with woman as CEO

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

In India, 39 per cent of the sample of a survey said 'very comfortable' for a woman heading the government, higher than 34 per cent who replied with 'very comfortable' for a woman heading a company. However, men are less accepting of such appointments.

RIL, BP shut down D1/D3 gas field in KG-D6 block

RIL, BP shut down D1/D3 gas field in KG-D6 block

Rediff.com4 Feb 2020

The fields were India's first deepwater gas field, which started production in April 2009. The fields were expected to cease production in 2015.

Investors could find BPCL's work culture delightful

Investors could find BPCL's work culture delightful

Rediff.com11 Jan 2020

'BPCL has always been spoken about as a multinational company though it is State-run... this sets our work culture also apart.'

Adani Power looks at debt refinance to reduce cost

Adani Power looks at debt refinance to reduce cost

Rediff.com14 Dec 2019

Adani Power expects to reduce its annual interest cost to Rs 1,900 crore, from the current Rs 3,800 crore through low cost funding.

Infra developers in wait and watch mode in new Uddhav-led coalition govt

Infra developers in wait and watch mode in new Uddhav-led coalition govt

Rediff.com4 Dec 2019

Shiv Sena has so far expressed concerns over car shed for the city's planned metro network, the bullet train and the West Coast refinery projects.

Refining margins may boost RIL's earnings

Refining margins may boost RIL's earnings

Rediff.com16 Oct 2019

10 analysts estimated RIL's consolidated net profit at Rs 11,256 crore and nine analysts estimated revenue at Rs 1.5 trillion.

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