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Tata Sons announces appointment of new Group Chief Digital Officer

Tata Sons announces appointment of new Group Chief Digital Officer

Tata Sons announces appointment of new Group Chief Digital Officer

Tata Sons, announced on Thursday the appointment of Ms. Aarthi Subramanian as digital director of the Tata group. Ms. Subramanian will report to NAND Chandrasekaran, CEO of Tata Sons, in her new role.

Professional with more than 26 years of experience in the global technology sector, Ms. Subramanian began her career at Tata Consultancy Services and worked several roles in India, Sweden, the United States and Canada, achieving the rewarding experience for consultation And the implementation of large-scale projects and technological and program management operations.

He is currently CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, responsible for the company’s digital incursion, excellence in customer engagement and delivery management.

He was also responsible for the management of key initiatives such as digital excellence, agile and operational in Tata Consultancy Services. Ms. Subramanian will remain on the Board of Directors of Tata Consultancy Services as a non-executive director.

Mr. N. Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer of Tata Sons, said: “Aarthi has a strong track record of successful large teams to achieve excellence in customer service delivery and was a strong proponent of value added proactively to customers.

As the leader of the digital group, it will play a key role in driving digital adoption among group companies, as well as digital group initiatives.

Having worked with Aarthi for many years, I know that their experience and commitment will be very useful for the creation of a Tata Group ready to go in the digital economy. ”

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work again under the direction of Chandra. The Tata Group is a unique institution with great strengths and it will be my effort to help the group introduce many new economic opportunities arising in the digital economy,” he said. Mrs. Subramanian.

Ms. Subramanian graduated in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India and holds a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas in the United States. It will take the new role in August this year.

China says Kailash Mansarovar Yatra suspended because of border standoff

China says Kailash Mansarovar Yatra suspended because of border standoff

Beijing has demanded the withdrawal of Indian troops have crossed the Sikkim section of the China-India border.

China confirmed on Monday that its decision to suspend Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La is based on the dead-end border, Xinhua said. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang demanded that India remove its border guards, which Beijing accuses Sikkim of crossing the border section between China and India.

The Chinese army Monday accused the Indian army of causing tension in the real control line by halting the construction of a highway in what claims to be China’s “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim region along the border between India and China.

Beijing has said that Indian troops had “obstructed the normal activities of the Chinese border forces in the Donglang region recently, and the Chinese side has taken counter-measures”.

“China is dedicated to the development of bilateral relations and firmly uphold its legitimate rights,” Beijing said. “China expects India to be half way, will do nothing to complicate border issues and jointly maintain the good momentum of relations.”

However, India has stated that a fight broke out between Indian Army personnel and the People’s Liberation Army during the first week of June, near the Lalten post in a region from Sokkim to La Doka, authorities in New Delhi . PLA soldiers have damaged more than two exchange bunkers on the Indian side.

Indian authorities said the clash could not be deactivated even after a meeting between the flag of the military high command on both sides. “There was a stampede and a struggle between rival troops. Our soldiers formed a human fence to deny the PLA troops to make further incursions,” said an official of The Times of India.

Similar clashes occurred in this area of ​​Sikkim for 10 days. In November 2008, Chinese forces had destroyed the bunkers of the improvised Indian army in one place.

The Mansarovar Yatra, which was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sushma Swaraj June 11 was suspended on June 23 after China has responded to about 50 Indian pilgrims who would be allowed to enter it when weather and road conditions would improve . The pilgrims, who had to go to Tibet for the Nathu La Pass in Sikkim, had to return to Gangtok.

This year, seven batches of 50 pilgrims crossed each Tibet through Nathu La, and 18 batches of 60 pilgrims were scheduled to meet Kailash through the neck of Lipu Lekh in Uttarakhand, Hindustan Times reported. The Nathu La route was inaugurated in June 2015. Managed by the government of the Tibet Autonomous Region by China, hiking time is reduced.

Narendra Modi in Amarkantaka: The significance of River Narmada’s point of origin explained

Narendra Modi in Amarkantaka: The significance of River Narmada’s point of origin explained

Amarkantaka, Madhya Pradesh: PriAmarkantaka, Madhya Pradesh: El primer ministroAmarkantaka, Madhya Pradesh: PriAmarkantaka, Madhya Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Amarkantaka in Madhya Pradesh on Monday to pay homage to RiveAmarkantaka, Madhya Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will surrender to Amarkantaka in Madhya Pradesh ‘Occasion of the clotture ceremony Of 148 days ‘Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra’. The Prime Minister also publishes a plan on the conservation of the river that comes from Amarkantaka, which lies in the igniting of the Vindhyachal mountain chain and the development of the region and major tourist center. Shivraj Singh Chouhan – which is an immitation of those who march the length of the river from its origin to its meeting point with the Golfe de Khambhat in Arabie and its point of origin in Amarkantak. At the closing ceremony of the 148-day “Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra”, the main objectives of yatra were to raise awareness of the need for river conservation and the sustainable use of its resources. The first minsiter will also publish a plan on the conservation of the river that originates in Amarkantaka, which lies in the bed of Vindhyachal range of mountains and development of the area as an important tourist center. The Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra was launched on December 11, 2016 by the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan – which involved people walking along the river from their source to their point of finding the Khambhat Gulf at The Arabian Sea, and back to its point of origin in Amarkantak. The main objectives of the Yatra were to raise awareness of the need for river conservation and the sustainable use of its resources. To Amarkantaka to Madhya Pradesh lundi pour payer l’aval à la rivière Narmada à l’occasion de cérémonie de clôture des 148 jours ‘Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra’. The premier ministerially published a plan for the conservation of the rivière qui provient d’Amarkantaka, which was trouve sur le lit de la chaîne de montagnes Vindhyachal et le développement de la région en tant que center touristique majeur. Le Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra a été lancé le 11 décembre, 2016 par le ministre en chef de Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan – qui a impiqué des personnes qui marchent le long de la rivière de son origine jusqu’à son point de rencontre avec le Golf from Khambhat at Arabie et son son d’origine à Amarkantak. Les principaux objectifs du yatra étaient de sensibiliser à la nécessité de la conservation de la rivière et à l’utilisation durable de ses resourcesr Narmada on the occasion of the concluding ceremony of the 148-day ‘Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra’. The first minsiter will also release the blueprint on conservation of the river that originates in Amarkantaka, which lies on the bed of Vindhyachal range of mountains and development of the area as a major tourism hub.The Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra was launched on 11 December , 2016 by Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan – that involved people walking along the river from its origin to its point of meeting the Gulf of Khambhat in the Arabian Sea, and back to its point of origin in Amarkantak. The major objectives of the yatra were to increase awareness about the need for conservation of the river and the sustainable use of its resources Narendra Modi visitará Amarkantaka en Madhya Pradesh el lunes para rendir homenaje a RiveAmarkantaka, Madhya Pradesh: El primer ministro Narendra Modi se rendirá a Amarkantaka en Madhya Pradesh ‘Ocasión de la ceremonia de clôture de 148 días’ Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra ‘. El primer ministro publica también un plan sobre la conservación del río que proviene de Amarkantaka, que se encuentra en el encendido de la cadena de montañas Vindhyachal y el desarrollo de la región y el centro turístico mayor. Shivraj Singh Chouhan – que es un implique de los que marchan el largo del río de su origen hasta su punto de encuentro con le Golfe de Khambhat en Arabie y su punto de origen en Amarkantak. Con motivo de la ceremonia de clausura de la “Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra” de 148 días, los principales objetivos del yatra fueron de sensibilizar a la necesidad de la conservación del río y de la utilización duradera de sus recursos. El primer minsiter también publicará un plan sobre la conservación del río que se origina en Amarkantaka, que se encuentra en el lecho de Vindhyachal gama de montañas y el desarrollo de la zona como un importante centro turístico. El Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra fue lanzado el 11 de diciembre , 2016 por el ministro principal de Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan – que implicó a la gente que caminaba a lo largo del río de su origen a su punto de encontrar el golfo de Khambhat en el mar árabe, y de nuevo a su punto de origen en Amarkantak. Los principales objetivos de la yatra fueron aumentar la concienciación sobre la necesidad de conservación del río y el uso sostenible de sus recursos

Centre downplays US reference to ‘Indian-administered Kashmir’, says it happened in the past too

Centre downplays US reference to ‘Indian-administered Kashmir’, says it happened in the past too

The Narendra Modi government has minimized the use of “India-administered Jammu and Kashmir” by the United States during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country, saying that similar terms were used in the past as well, reports PTI. On Monday, as chief Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin’s announcement as a specially designated global terrorist, the US State Department said that the militant group had attributed responsibility for several attacks, including the explosives of the 2014 attack as “Jammu and Kashmir Administered by India. ”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay said that the use of “India-administered Jammu and Kashmir” has been used by the United States to simply state that India’s position Syed Salahuddin was involved in terrorism against India border. He said that the US State Department had used terms reported on terrorism also terrorism in the past, especially between 2010 and 2013.

“The consistent position of India that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India is well known,” said M. Baglay. He added that India welcomed the appointment of Syed Salahuddin, who had been designated as a global terrorist by the Donald Trump administration, which he described as “the strongest common expression of the commitment of both sides” in the fight against terrorism.

The use of the term, and the lack of response by the government, angered the opposition. The former finance minister and the head of Congress, P Chidambaram Wednesday questioned the government in a tweet. “The official United States declaration uses the term” Jammu and Kashmir administered by India. “How was India accepted?”

Congressman Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, asked: “Why did not protested prime minister despite being on the ground American Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Defense and the Minister of the Interior that the problem? Why is BJP silent? Is not it a sale of national interests?

PERSONAL WEALTH ITCHY FEET, AGAIN?

You don’t have to be moneyed to travel the world. There are several schemes to meet your expenses. So just pack your

bags and hit the road

By Shailesh Menon

Illustration by Champak Bhattacharjee

BLUE BEACHESTake a dip in the

of Pattaya, walk along ‘Water­front Prome­nade’ in Singapore, go spotting orangutans in the Malaysian Borneo and hit the cool spice trail in Sri Lanka — there’s a lot you could do this summer. But if an empty wallet is stop­ping you from hitting the fair winds, at hand are some really cool deals to fund your dream holiday.

Before we smack the road analysing various travel financing options, one needs to be amply clear, it is best to dig into
your savings to finance your holiday. ‘Beg, borrow or steal’ is only good if you don’t have enough money to buy tickets, food and accommodation. Options that involve borrowing money to fund holidays could increase your travel costs by about 30 per cent. The other option — to steal — could land you in jail.

“Borrowing money to travel is not the best way to have a holiday… Not many people would opt for credit to travel. But if you don’t want to borrow, you should have enough sav­ings to dig in. If you don’t,
your only option is to travel on credit,” says Ravi Menon, head, Foreign Ex­change & Risk Manage­ment, Cox & Kings.

The Macros

For Indians, cost of travel has been moving in two directions. While billings for domestic travel have gone up 10 to 15 per cent over the past two years, international travel has become cheaper due to weakening of most for­eign currencies. The drop in travel costs is more pro­nounced in the case of Eu­ropean destinations, with airfare to marquee cities
such as Zurich, Rome and Paris crashing 15-20 per cent since last year.

Much of this (drop in air fare) has been attributed to a weak Euro, which de­clined from Rs 83 a year ago to about Rs 70.9 cur­rently. Consequently, most travel operators are seeing 50-60 per cent more bookings to popular Euro­pean hotspots this sum­mer. According to tour op­erators, India logs 15-20 million tourist departure every year.

Despite higher costs, do­mestic travel has been wit­nessing an uptrend over the past few years. Domestic travel (to all states com­bined) has been growing at 14 per cent every year since 1991. As per data from the tourism department, year 2012 witnessed a 19-9 per cent growth in domestic tourist visits over the pre­vious year.

Encouraged by robust growth in the tourism sec­tor, tour operators and lenders (mostly banks) have begun offering fund­ing options to prospective travelers. Credit card pay­ment modes, personal loans, travel loans and dedicated travel (savings) accounts are pushed to customers in large num­
bers. And much to the de­light of lenders and tour planners, middle class In­dians are warming up to such novel ideas.

Personal Loans t Credit Card Payment

Consumers can avail per­sonal loans for meeting their holiday expenses, but that is not a very lu­crative option as such loans are given out at rates as high as 16-18 per cent per annum. There­fore, most tour operators / travel portals have tie-ups with banks to facilitate travel loans.

“These (personal loans)

are unsecured loans, mak­ing them very expensive for customers. Also, dis­bursals take a lot of time,” explains Sreeram Sirip- uram, founder of Fly- 4credit, a loan facilitator.

If you do not want to undergo the painful pro­cess of getting a personal loan approved, you can simply swipe your credit card and purchase a holi­day package. But this op­tion could turn out to be more expensive (than per­sonal loans) if you default on card repayments; you could be charged as high as 36 per cent penal inter­est on the defaulted sum.

That said, credit card purchases give you great flexibility to plan your holiday. The payment for your holiday happens in­stantly (without the ap­proval of the bank, as is the case with personal loans), if you have suffi­cient credit limit. The re­payment is done through equated monthly install­ments (EMIs) over 12 months.

The flip side is, credit cards cannot buy you ex­pensive holidays as most middle-class card holders have credit limits in the range of Rs 1-2 lakh.

 

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