Harley-Davidson announces exit from the Indian market.

Harley-Davidson

Renowned American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson Motor Co. have announced their exit from the Indian market. Their exit comes as a result of a long hauled lack-luster tenure in a competitive two-wheeler market like India. On Thursday, the iconic bike manufacturer conveyed it’s employees that they will be discontinuing their production and sales in the country as a part of a major, worldwide restructuring plan after competing in the market for about 11 years. The company signaled some changes in their future plans last month, hinting about exiting some highly…

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PM Modi inaugurates the much-awaited Kosi Rail Mahasetu Bridge, know why it’s important.

Kosi Rail Mahasetu

Before the Legislative Assembly elections in Bihar, which will be held in October-November, PM Modi has unveiled a package of schemes and plans for the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar. On Friday, PM Modi inaugurated the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu along with 12 passenger-serviced schemes for the state. PM Modi quoted this day as historic in the field of rail connectivity. ● Bridge Of Strategic Importance Kosi Rail Mega Bridge holding a length of 1.9 kilometres, with construction cost of ₹516 crore was sanctioned in 2003-04 and is of a strategic importance…

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Tata SCIP (Second Careers Inspiring Possibilities)

TATA SCIP

In a traditional Indian society, women find it increasingly difficult to get back on their professional frontiers once they have settled into matrimony. Tata, being the progressive company that it has been for decades now, intends to change that and offer women a second chance at their careers. To make that happen, Tata introduced the SCIP – Second Careers Inspiring Possibilities. It is an initiative that creates opportunities for women returning to the workforce after a career break of any kind. This innovative scheme was launched in 2013 initially only…

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India bans 118 more apps which also include PUBG

PUBG

In a familiar power flex by the Indian government, PUBG along with several other Chinese apps lose Indian markets. On Wednesday, in the aftermath of conspicuous activity on the border that spark fresh friction between India and China, the Indian government decides to axe yet another set of apps, including the widely popular game PUBG. A total of 118 apps got axed by the Indian government as the Ministry of Information and Technology banned decided to ban them. The banned mobile applications are prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity, defence of…

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Unemployment in India gets worse; next in line to layoff employees happens to be Accenture

Unemployment rate in India

Several employees have suddenly fallen out of jobs due to the pandemic, and the situation seems to only be getting worse. Next in line to have laid employees off in Bengaluru happens to be Accenture. Many Accenture employees all over India will soon be shown the way to the exit gate, post the appraisal cycle, which is currently underway. Accenture has about two lakh of its global workforce (of around five lakh) in India itself. According to the Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) report on Tuesday, Accenture CEO Julie Sweet said,…

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Delhi hotels get the green flag; Gyms still under lockdown.

Arvind Kejriwal

Ever since the lockdown started, hotels took a massive hit as all of tourism dropped drastically. However, Wednesday came with good tidings for those working in the Hospitality sector, after what has been four and a half months of unemployment. The Delhi State Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday gave a nod to reopen hotels across Delhi. That came with good news to weekly markets as well as they too got a green signal to reopen on a trial basis. Gymnasiums, on the other hand, were not so lucky this time…

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Landslide at Kerala leaves several killed and many more trapped in Idukki.

Kerala

Rajamalai region of Idukki was hit by a landslide earlier this morning as settlement of tea estate workers got trapped in the event. Rescuers were dispatched on-site and they managed to retrieve at least 15 bodies. They have, however, struggled to rescue around 50 others who are feared to be trapped under the debris in the Idukki region of Kerala.  The event occurred due to torrential rains which led to a cascading landslide in the area, report officials.  Local authorities said that the settlements entrapped were essentially tea estate workers. …

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Thousands evacuated from Southern California wildfire.

Southern California wildfire.

Evacuation process remained in place early on Monday for thousands of people after a wildfire wreaks havoc in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced the crews to battle flames which are reported to be triple-digits on the heat scale.  The Apple Fire in Riverside County has turned over 31 square miles of bush and timber to ash, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.  As of Monday morning, it was contained to about 5% and the cause of the fire is still under…

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Sonu Sood sets the altruistic bar too high as he announces 3 lakh jobs on Pravasi Rojgaar portal on his Birthday

Sonu Sood

While there are many personalities who’ve tried to stay in the limelight online through dance videos and social media posts, Sonu Sood has made the headlines for all the right reasons. First, for arranging transport to migrant labourers, and now, finding them a mean to earn their livelihood, it seems like you just cannot keep Sonu Sood out of the action, even in real life.  On his 47th birthday, the Dabangg star announced three lakh jobs for migrant labourers on the job portal “Pravasi Rojgar”. He had announced this portal…

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s father files FIR against Rhea Chakraborty for the abetment of suicide.

SSR

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has shocked the nation and has exposed the underbelly of Bollywood to be extremely nepotism-based and favouring star-kids. It has brought to light conversations that have happened for years now, but merely as whispers.  Sushant Singh Rajput’s death is being investigated by Mumbai Police and according to its latest reported findings, Sushant’s father has filed an FIR against his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. This FIR has been filed at Patna.  Quoting a cop from Patna, ANI has confirmed, “FIR registered against actor Rhea Chakraborty under various sections,…

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