Entries posted on “October 19th, 2011”
World’s first malaria vaccine works in major trial

World’s first malaria vaccine works in major trial

SEATTLE/LONDON: An experimental vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline halved the risk of African children getting malaria in a major clinical trial, making it likely to become the world’s first shot against the deadly disease. Final-stage trial data released on Tuesday showed it gave protection against clinical and severe malaria in five- to 17-month-olds in Africa, where the […]

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What Maruti must learn by Abheek Berman

What Maruti must learn by Abheek Berman

India’s car hubs are seething with worker unrest, and we need to listen carefully By Abheek Barman Since its first cars rolled out nearly 30 years ago, Maruti Suzuki has been an extraordinary company. Back then, its Japanese style working culture, flattish management practices and shared ownership between the government and Japan’s Suzuki made it […]

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Issue of environmental impacts associated with industrialization is one of the greatest challenges

Issue of environmental impacts associated with industrialization is one of the greatest challenges

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Labour & Employment  Mallikarjun Kharge has said that Issue of managing the environmental impacts associated with the rapid industrialization is one of the greatest challenges along India’s development path . Shri Kharge was addressing 12th NSCI National Conference on Safety, Health & Environment for sustainable Growth: Challenges & Responses here […]

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Jubilant Bhartia Foundation: Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2011 Awards announced

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation: Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2011 Awards announced

 Four deserving social entrepreneurs selected by the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship NEW DELHI: The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship today announced the finalists of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award 2011. These include Husk Power Systems (founded by Gyanesh Pandey), Industree […]

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Manesar plant is very important for US: R C Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki India

Manesar plant is very important for US: R C Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki India

What began as a sporadic labour unrest earlier this summer at its Manesar unit has prolonged, reappeared and gained a pattern, compelling Maruti Suzuki to go slow on production plans. The country’s largest car-maker now believes it may take a while before normalcy returns, but company chairman R C Bhargava tells Sharmistha Mukherjee of that […]

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Strike at Maruti’s Manesar plant enters 13th day

Strike at Maruti’s Manesar plant enters 13th day

NEW DELHI: Workers at the country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar plant continued their strike for the 13th day today after negotiations with the company management broke down yesterday. Workers at Suzuki Powertrain India (SPIL) and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) had also gone on strike from October 7 in support of their […]

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India to engage 1 lakh youths in Green Mission

India to engage 1 lakh youths in Green Mission

To facilitate planning, execution and monitoring of the Green India Mission at the village level, these community foresters will be employed By Sujit Chakraborty AGARTALA: India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country’s forest cover to 33 per cent from 20 per cent within […]

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New companis act to strengthen corporate governance

New companis act to strengthen corporate governance

NEW DELHI: India will soon replace the 56-year-old Companies Act with a new legislation aimed at improving corporate governance and checking frauds in boardrooms. The revised bill, being piloted by the ministry of corporate affairs, is expected to be taken up by the Cabinet next week. Among other things, it also proposes to enhance corporate […]

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