The NDA II government has been emphasising the importance of scaling up the size of public sector entities. In the oil sector, the government initiated measures to merge the public sector oil companies to form a mega-corporation that would compare in size with global giants. It made a beginning, merging
IBC’s emergence was one of the primary reasons for the rapid revival of a great deal of confidence in our financial discipline. It’s dangerous not to have control measures to ensure fiscal discipline. India has witnessed several high-profile defaults attributed to many reasons, including violation of the end use norm.
In his address at CII (SR) in Chennai, L&T’s CEO and Managing Director S N Subrahmanyan spoke on the digitalisation drive at L&T. He spoke with passion lined with humour. After the meeting, I expressed my appreciation and urged the reticent technocrat-business leader to find time for such presentations more
Achaduddin from Assam worked initially as a security guard in a small business unit. Impacted by technology and by sheer diligence, he learned digital skills. He was quick to learn and use the multifarious conveniences brought about by digitisation. This was facilitated by the rapid spread of smartphones with simple
China is setting its sights on enormous opportunities for the export of EVs. Indian leadership doesn’t seem to be fired equally with an urge to leapfrog into the EV technology and fight for space for global leadership. A friend from Japan pointed to widespread interest in Japan switching to hybrid and
The reason for the surprise announcement of Vinod Dasari in November last on quitting Ashok Leyland (AL) is now clear: Royal Enfield appointing him as CEO and his joining Eicher Motors, the parent body of Enfield, as Executive Director. Dasari joined AL in 2005 and succeeded R Seshasayee as Managing Director
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is India’s largest NGO-run survey. Pratham, the education-NGO, has been conducting it since 2005. Findings are disseminated at national, state, district and village levels and influence education policies. Pratham works towards the provision of quality education to the underprivileged children in India. Over the