India formulating standards for services sector for high quality: Piyush Goyal
India is formulating standards for the services sector so that the country can have high quality of services to offer to the rest of the world, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
CIL board approves increase in coal evacuation facility charges
State-owned CIL on Saturday said its board has approved a proposal to increase the coal evacuation facility charges. The board has also approved subsuming rapid loading charges with evacuation facility charges with effect from Sunday, Coal India Ltd (CIL) said in a filing.
AI Express flight makes emergency landing due to windshield crack
An Air India Express flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Saudi Arabia had to return for an emergency after a crack in the windshield of the aircraft was detected, an airport official said. However, the plane had no passengers, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on international travel, and was only carrying cargo and a crew of eight.
Elon Musk says 'Epic is right,' takes sides in battle with Apple
Tesla Inc chief executive officer Elon Musk on Friday showed his support for "Fortnite" maker Epic Games that has challenged Apple Inc's fees on its App Store. "Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right," he said in a tweet.
Cancelled, rescheduled flights put US-bound students in a fix
Indian students with a valid visa can fly to the US to join their universities in August, but in the past few weeks many have found their flights cancelled or rescheduled. Air India sources said its collateral damage brought on by the continued restrictions on other categories of US-bound travelers from India.
US to hold rare second lottery for H-1B visa applicants
In what can be good news for hundreds of Indian IT professionals seeking the H-1B work visa, the US' immigration agency has decided to conduct a rare second lottery for the most sought-after visas to decide on the successful applicants who could not make it in the first random selection.
Here's what Canada's business leaders think about heading back to the office
News/Business: After 500 days of working from home, CBC News reached out to dozens of business leaders across the country for their thoughts on the looming return to offices. Across the spectrum, one sentiment was echoed: Things definitely won't be going back to how they used to be.
Explained | Will pre-packaged bankruptcy terms help small businesses?
Business: The latest amendments to the IBC, 2016 allow the use of “pre-packs” to resolve insolvency proceedings involving micro, small and medium-scale enterprises. A pre-pack is a way of resolving the troubles of creditors and owners of a distressed business.
In a first, Procter & Gamble names Indian as global COO
Shailesh Jejurikar has become the first Indian to be appointed global COO of the consumer products MNC Procter & Gamble (P&G). The Mumbai born 54-year-old Jejurikar is an alumni of the Hyderabad Public School and counts among his classmates another famous global CEO — Satya Nadella of Microsoft.
Data storage norms: Mastercard submits audit report to RBI
After being banned by the RBI from issuing new cards, US-based payments technology major Mastercard on Friday said it has submitted an audit report to the regulator showing compliance with the local data storage norms.
States get more time to enrol for power reforms scheme
The government has given states two more months till December 31 to enrol for funding under the Centre’s Rs 3 lakh crore distribution reforms scheme, power minister R K Singh said after reviewing steps taken by states to improve power infrastructure.
Deadline day for inquiry's final report on eco groups and Alberta energy industry
News/Canada/Edmonton: Friday was the deadline for a public inquiry into what the Alberta government says is foreign funding of environmental groups who want to curtail energy development — an investigation lauded by Premier Jason Kenney as principled but derided by critics as a buffoonishly sinister political witch hunt.
First Solar of US plans $684 million module plant in TN
US-based First Solar on Friday said it will invest invest $684 million, or roughly Rs 4,965 crore, in India to build a solar PV (photovoltaic) module manufacturing plant with more than 3 GW (gigawatts) capacity in Tamil Nadu.