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Encash part of forex reserves to fund infrastructure: PHDCCI president

New Delhi, Oct. 19 -- While supply-side interventions have been made, India needs a huge demand push to sustain the economic green shoots. Sanjay Aggarwal, president of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Ind... Read More


'No assurance on a safe vaccine yet'

New Delhi, Oct. 16 -- The Centre is preparing for a mass immunization drive in 2021, provided a covid-19 vaccine is ready by then. The initial steps are based on a few assumptions, simply because ther... Read More


'The World Bank has to come in a big way to finance global covid vaccine delivery'

New Delhi, Oct. 15 -- The Indian government is taking the first steps towards preparing for a mass immunisation programme in 2021, provided the world gets a successful covid-19 vaccine. These preparat... Read More


There's a high risk many training partners will shut down: NSDC MD

New Delhi, Oct. 7 -- With the economy in shambles, the labour market is hit hard. This has upset India's skilling ecosystem - from trainees, mostly from the bottom of the pyramid, to skilling companie... Read More


India's skilling firms have entered the ICU

New Delhi, Oct. 6 -- On 21 March, a few days before India announced the nation-wide lockdown to combat covid-19, Ganga Ram, 23, boarded a bus from Ahmedabad, where he worked in the welding shop of an ... Read More


'People can't learn meaningfully through WhatsApp'

NEW DELHI, Oct. 6 -- Government skilling programmes for blue-collar professionals follow a staggered model of payments - training companies are partly reimbursed on successful placements. Covid-19 has... Read More


'Virtual selling, learning, networking have become more important'

NEW DELHI, Sept. 28 -- Over the past decade, LinkedIn has evolved from being a professional networking platform to a social media giant that offers a place to up-skill, post opinions, read news and so... Read More


Small firms catch the deadly IOU virus

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- Dhruvam Thaker, founder of car rental company The Smart Taxi, aggressively pursued two customers that delayed payments. The customers were multinationals based in Ahmedabad who ... Read More


India is caught in a vicious cycle on demand pickup: USISPF chief Mukesh Aghi

NEW DELHI, Sept. 17 -- Mukesh Aghi, president and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), a not-for-profit institution that works on boosting partnerships between the two countries, sees... Read More


The growing fatigue with work from home

New Delhi, Sept. 16 -- A month ago, the marketing chief of a real estate company with sprawling commercial and retail developments in Gurugram started nudging his team members to rejoin office. As the... Read More