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ICAI revises CA syllabus to include GST, CSR

The CA syllabus has been revised by ICAI to include contemporary topics like goods and services tax (GST) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Photo: HT New Delhi: Chartered accountants’ apex body Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has revised its education and training system by including several contemporary topics—goods and services tax (GST) and corporate social responsibility (CSR)—Parliament was informed ... Read More »

After IIMs, govt mulls more autonomy for private B-schools

The Lok Sabha has approved IIM Bill 2017 that promises to grant autonomy to the elite B-schools and allow them to award full-fledged degrees to their graduates instead of post-graduate diplomas in management. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: After deciding to give the elite Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) greater administrative, academic and financial autonomy, the central government may give more ... Read More »

Lenovo K8 Note India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo K8 Note is set to launch at 12pm IST The company is holding the launch event in New Delhi The smartphone will be an Amazon exclusive Lenovo is all set to launch its K8 Note smartphone in India on Wednesday, with the launch event in New Delhi scheduled to begin at 12pm IST. The Lenovo K8 Notelaunch event is ... Read More »

Qualcomm’s iPhone Patent Complaint to Be Reviewed by US ITC

The US International Trade Commission on Tuesday said it will look into Qualcomm’s complaint that Apple is violating its patents in some iPhones. The step, arguably procedural, means that the commission will assign Qualcomm’s complaint to an administrative law judge for evidentiary hearings instead of dismissing it out of hand. Qualcomm last month escalated a legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 percent increase over the same period last year – made $188,498 (roughly Rs. 1.2 crores) per employee, according to a report in ReCode. ... Read More »

Gadgets are now a CLiQ away with TataCLiQ’com’s Epictronic sale

With TataCLiQ.com, Tata group’s multi-brand phygital e-commerce platform flagging off the Epictronic sale on August 5, its time to get ready for a week full of exclusive and exciting offers on your favorite electronic brands. The sale promises to keep consumers engaged in a host of steal worthy deals across categories such as smartphones, televisions, kitchen appliances, laptops and many ... Read More »

IBM Opens First Machine Learning Hub in Bengaluru

HIGHLIGHTS IBM has opened its first Machine Learning Hub in Bengaluru, India IBM ML Hub provides a platform for like-minded enterprises to collaborate It will also provide hands-on training on machine learning Software major IBM on Thursday opened its first “Machine Learning (ML) Hub” in Bengaluru which would provide a physical space to organisations for hands-on training on machine learning. Through the ‘ML ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Feature In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor: KGI

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung to skip in-screen fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S9 Apple has been said to ditch fingerprint scanner on iPhone 8 Galaxy Note 9 smartphone is expected to come out next year Reports have suggested for months now that the in-screen fingerprint scanner has been a tricky feature to implement for both Apple and Samsung. As per a new report by research firm KGI Securities, ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook made $188,498 per employee Microsoft made $52,400 and Alphabet Inc $46,610 per employee Twitter lost nearly $36,000 per employee Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 ... Read More »

ShopClues to enter unboxed gadgets segment, eyes doubling GMV

Online marketplace ShopClues is entering the unboxed and refurbished electronic gadgets category and targets doubling its gross merchandise value with a customer count of 9 million by the end of this fiscal. The company aims to organise the mostly unstructured category of used and unboxed electronics, it said. “With a focus on the ‘re-new’ gadgets category, ShopClues is structuring the ... Read More »