Wednesday 12th December 2018

    • Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan clears debts of 1,398 farmers Bollywood-star-Amitabh-Bachchan-clears-debts-of-1398-farmers

          Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has cleared more than $560,000 worth of debt owed by farmers, amid a wider agricultural crisis that has forced many rural workers into extreme poverty. In a blog post on Tuesday, he wrote he had “taken care” of 1,398 farmers in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where Bachchan was born, by paying off their debt. “Gratitude leans across to the desire of removing some of the burdens that farmers continue to suffer from…and the inner peace it generates when the desired is completed,” Bachchan wrote. He added that banks had issued the farmers...

    • Top 10 most competitive economies in the world

      Global economies will focus on reform, innovation and talent to raise their competitive power, the World Economic Forum said in its latest annual Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018. According to the report, the Chinese mainland’s competitiveness ranking moved up from 28th to 27th this year. Major emerging markets, such as China, India and Indonesia are becoming centers for innovation, catching up with advanced economies. Here are the top 10 global competitive economies: No 10 Finland Nokia’s Mikko Korhonen (left) demonstrates how to use the OZO Virtual Reality camera before the general meeting of the Finnish telecommunication network company Nokia in...

    • Centre, states to come out with post-GST product rates GST in India

      NEW DELHI: Amid pressure from some states, the GST Council will soon start publishing rates of various products to prod companies to pass on gains, including those from input tax credit. “To begin with, 150 items will be taken up. It will have a detailed explanation of previous taxes and prices as well as new prices after GST. It will also explain the price differential between the two tax regimes,” said an official who did not wish to be identified. More items would be added once the campaign with 150 products takes off. Another officer said, “This will only be illustrative.”...

    • Dos And don’ts for your first 10 days on the job

      As the White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci probably hadn’t even learned how to use the coffee machine before he was shown the door. The rise and fall of The Mooch was so swift over the space of 10 days, people took to social media to to describe the shortest amount of time they spent on a job and say what else could happen over such a short period of time. For all of us who work under far less public scrutiny, there’s still something to be learned about how to make a big impression in a new position. When you start a new...