Kerala’s favourite asset may turn its saviour

August 27, 2018

MUMBAI: Calamity-stricken residents of Kerala could end up pledging,or selling,their gold ornaments to re-build their homes or meet exigencies arising from the worst floods in a hundred years. Muthoot Finance and Manappuram Finance, whose core business is lending against gold, and local jewellers from the state could see a rush of customers in the coming weeks, said trade sources.“As rain waters recede and the affectedtakestockof their losses, it’s probable that…


The 5 worst ways to address a cover letter when you don’t know the hiring manager’s name

August 13, 2018

WOCinTech Chat/Flickr Knowing how to address a cover letter can be frustrating when that information isn’t readily available. Many times, there are steps you can take to figure out who exactly the person reading your letter will be. But in an absolute pinch, certain ways of addressing your cover letter are more off-putting than others. Some of the worst ways to address a cover letter include “Dear HR professional” and a simple “Hi!” Dear Reader,…


Trump told Piers Morgan he fully intends to run for re-election in 2020

August 8, 2018

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Donald Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview he fully intends to run for re-election in 2020. He said he didn’t “see anybody” who could beat him from the Democratic party. Trump also disclosed in the interview that he’d discussed Brexit with Queen Elizabeth, and that she said it was “a very complex problem.” LONDON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said in an interview…


Ivanka Trump’s only store has already shut down, and it’s unclear whether it will reopen

July 26, 2018

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand is shutting down, the company said on Tuesday.  Trump said in a statement, “After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington.” When we visited the brand’s only store on Tuesday afternoon,…


Wipro to acquire India services of US-based Alight Solutions

July 24, 2018

BENGALURU: Wipro said it would acquire Illinois based Alight Solutions’ India services. The Bengaluru-headquartered software services company said it has entered into a long-term relationship with Alight Solutions. Wipro said the companies would aim to reshape the HR services industry by providing Alight’s clients with the breadth and depth of capabilities from the two industry-leading organizations. “This strategic partnership will enable Alight to accelerate investment in consumer-facing technologies and services…


Why KM Birla is worried about India’s ‘positive’ growth

July 23, 2018

Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla today warned of near-term headwinds for the economy saying the rising oil prices, spiralling inflation, firming bond yields and a widening current account deficit are areas of concern. The present positive outlook gets a bit dimmed when one views the increasing trade protectionism, rising crude prices, geo-political risks and the uncertainty about tightening monetary policies in the advanced economies, Birla told the shareholders at the annual…


Trump’s burgeoning trade war with China is already affecting car manufacturers in the US

July 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on cars exported from the United States to China. The company said the tariffs would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicles. Daimler’s revised forecast comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing to impose tariffs on imported vehicles on grounds that trade imbalances on many products threaten U.S. national security. He is separately…


9 of the most chilling last words in history

July 8, 2018

Getty/Dan Callister From the co-founder of Apple to “the Godfather of Soul,” some of the most legendary individuals have left behind parting words that will seriously give you goosebumps. Here are some of the most iconic final phrases that have been confirmed, reported, and alleged. Nostradamus: “You will not find me alive at sunrise.” Wikimedia Commons The French astrologer and physician became known for his prophecies throughout the 1500s. On…


Melania Trump snipes at ‘rabid press corps’ as her public absence fueled rumors and conspiracy theories

July 1, 2018

Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta First Lady Melania Trump downplayed the speculation that stemmed from her extended public absence over the last few weeks. In a statement, Melania said she was “confident” in her role, and was not going to be affected by what she called the “rabid press corps.” The first lady had what her spokespeople called a minor kidney procedure in mid-May, but she soon became the subject of…


‘We rolled this out wrong’: Spotify CEO regrets the way R Kelly and XXXTentacion were banned (SPOT)

June 30, 2018

Getty Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said the way the firm banned musicians R Kelly and XXXTentacion from its playlists was badly handled. R Kelly and XXXTentacion were booted from Spotify’s playlists earlier this month, but XXXTentacion was reinstated while he awaits trial for charges of domestic abuse. Ek didn’t say if R Kelly would be reinstated but explained the ban came from new policies around hate speech and hateful conduct….