‘Mood of the Nation is in Innovation’: DST Secretary Ashutosh Sharma

The mood of the nation is in innovation and in a recent development the centre has decided to increase research and development funding from the current 1% of GDP to 2% from this year onwards, said Department of Science and Technology (DST) Secretary Ashutosh Sharma. Speaking at the Global RnD Summit 2017, organised by Department …

Bangalore Brands – Kingfisher, Fastrack, Himalaya, Kurl-On, Art of Living, and Apple Lead in Brand Trust Report 2017

The seventh in its series, The Brand Trust Report 2017, India’s most comprehensive study on Brand Trust, has been released by TRA Research. Bangalore-based brands have made a strong showing with city brands leading 6 of the 40 Super Categories in the report. These leaders are Kingfisher (Alcoholic Beverages), Fastrack (Branded Fashion), Himalaya (Healthcare), Kurl-On …

Sepang F1 Petronas Grand Prix Tickets Now Priced at Only US$150

Calling all F1 and motorsports fans! The 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix returns for its penultimate edition in Sepang before Malaysia takes a break from hosting after 2018. The 19th edition of the race in Malaysia will be held from September 29 to October 1, 2017. Coming right after the Singapore Grand Prix …

RVCE & Cisco Launch Centre of Excellence In Internet of Things

RV College of Engineering (RVCE) and Cisco today announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) fin Internet of Things (IoT) to give the next generation of students the digital skills and training necessary for 21st century jobs. The CoE, located at the RVCE campus in Bengaluru, was inaugurated by Gaurav Gupta, IAS Principal …

Dubai Chamber to Open First India Office in Mumbai During 2017

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry plans to open its first Indian office in Mumbai later this year. Senior officials from Dubai Chamber led by Chairman Majid Saif Al Ghurair and UAE Ambassador Ahmed Al Banna met Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis to discuss on approaches to strengthen business and partnerships between Dubai …

Indian CIOs are Prioritizing Digitalization over Conventional Technologies

CIOs in India are prioritizing digitalization and rivaling global top performers when it comes to their commitment to digital business, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s annual global survey of CIOs found that average IT budgets in India are expected to grow 10.7 percent in 2017, nearly five times faster than the overall global average of a 2.2 …

Microsoft Teams Now Available for Office 365 Customers Globally in 19 Languages

Microsoft Corp. has announced the general availability of Microsoft Teams, the company’s new chat-based workspace in Office 365. The new tool for team collaboration is now available to Office 365 business customers in 181 markets and 19 languages. Customers worldwide are choosing Microsoft Teams to enable collaboration within their organizations.  Since announcing the preview in November, …

LifeCell Drives on Community Stem Cell Banking for Growth in India

LifeCell International – India’s leading stem cell provider, a pioneer in stem cell research– announced the launch of Baby Cord Share, Community Stem Cell banking to address the need for creating a large inventory of stem cells in the country. BabyCord Share brings together the unique benefits of private and public banks, while effectively addressing the challenges …

Mobileye – Driverless Car Technology Firm Now Part of Intel Inc

US chipmaker Intel is taking a big bet on driverless cars with a $15.3bn takeover of specialist Mobileye. Intel will pay $63.54 a share in cash for the Israeli company, which develops “autonomous driving” systems. Mobileye and Intel are already working together, along with German carmaker BMW, to put 40 test vehicles on the road …

Indian Employers Expect Hiring to Remain Steady in April-June but Projects at Considerably Slower Pace

According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup, the survey of 4,389 employers across India indicates that the hiring activity is expected to remain steady. In fact, employers in only three other countries report more optimistic second-quarter hiring plans than those in India. However, India’s Net Employment Outlook has now dipped by varying margins for five …