Monthly Archives February 2016

Here Are 22 Vintage Ads Featuring Neerja Bhanot, The Model

Neerja Bhanot, the flight purser of Pan Am Flight 73, saved 360 passengers when the ill-fated flight was hijacked in September 1986. This week, Sonam Kapoor starrer,Neerja remembers the martyr who was the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra for her valiant service during the situation of great crisis. However, not many know that while pursuing her career as a purser, Neerja also did a bit of modelling for some brands and magazines


Sonam Kapoor is all set to play the young, free-spirited and courageous flight purser, Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life on 5th September 1986 when the Pan Am Flight 73 was hijacked by four armed men.

Neerja was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the younge...

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Snapdeal Wants To Hit The Target of 20 million Daily User Target by 2020

22 February, 2016, New Delhi: India’s one of the biggest marketplace Snapdeal is again eyeing for a herculean target. As per the reports, the company has set a new vision of ‘20 million daily transacting users by year 2020’. In his latest conversation with media,Kunal Bahl, , Co-Founder and CEO, Snapdeal, revealed “Employees that the new mission aims to pivot the entire organization around the number of users

transacting daily on its ecosystem (Snapdeal, coupled with acquired entities like Freecharge).”


If company manages to pull out this deal, it is going to biggest jump in terms of customer daily transaction. According to company’s official, its data is hovering around one million daily transacting users...

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Public Investment Board approves India Post’s Rs 800 crore proposal for payments bank

The Public Investment Board has approved the Rs 800-crore proposal from India Post for setting up a payments bank and it will be placed before the Cabinet within a month for final approval.


PIB, under the Finance Ministry, whets the investment proposals by state-run entities.

“The PIB meeting has been held on January 19 and the proposal has been approved. The recommendations of PIB will now be placed before the Cabinet for final approval,” a senior official of Department of Post (DoP) told PTI.

The department is also in the process of finalising selection of a consultant for setting up of the India Post payments bank.

It had shortlisted six consultants but only three of them submitted the bids.

The India Post paym...

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How policies can shape Make In India

New Delhi: Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi first laid out his vision of Make in India from the ramparts of the Red Fort in his Independence Day speech in 2014, the initiative to create millions of jobs by transforming the country into a manufacturing hub has gathered momentum and attracted a lot of attention both within and outside the country.


Though whether the initiative is a campaign or a scheme remains open to debate, as does the strategy India needs, nobody disputes the emphasis it lays on reviving the manufacturing sector.

The government initially suggested a strategy for Make in India which was export-led, and involved import-substitution.

The biggest criticism for such a strategy came from Reserve Bank o...

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‘Make in India Week’ gets Rs 15.2 lakh crore investment commitments

The week-long Make in India event here has secured investment commitments worth Rs 15.2 lakh crore, with host state Maharashtra alone accounting for Rs 8 lakh crore.

Besides, it received investment enquiries worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore.


“The multi-sectoral Make in India Week has been a great success. We’ve managed to get investment commitments to the tune of over Rs 15.2 lakh crore from the event,” DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant told reporters at the closing press meet at the MMRDA Grounds here today.

He is hopeful that the summit will create a favourable environment for investors from across the world.

Out of the total investment commitments, the host state made up for more than half, at Rs 8 lakh crore, Kant said, adding t...

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