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'Russia, China Created Oligarchs, Princelings Via Disinvestment'

The government has stuck to its Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target for 2017/18, even as data from DIPAM shows proceeds of only Rs 61,000 crore so far through 24 completed transactions. Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, DIPAM, talks to Rajeev Dubey & Dipak Mondal. Edited excerpts:


Mutant genes and unhealthy lifestyle can increase cancer risks, but knowing the challenges and acting accordingly often help.

Deconstruction is a critical first step to understanding how to apply automation to transform work; the exercise also reveals new work from automation.

The corporate workforce in India is young and wants more freedom in work.

As cyber attacks become more intrusive and intense, owners of IoT devices and connected homes must step up their digital defence.

TCS encourages diversity and uses its workforce as a tool to get an edge.

Infosys offers numerous training modules and courses that help employees stay abreast of latest technologies.

Google, the winner of the Best Companies to Work For Survey is all about achieving ambitious targets.

Amazon is using its tech prowess to keep employees engaged.

The government has increased the minimum selling price of the commodity by Rs 2 per kg to Rs 31 per kg.
As more millennials join the workforce, many of the old theories are being tested and found wanting.

New technologies will displace jobs but also create jobs

Snapshots taken at self-check-in kiosks are being used to activate face recognition and move passengers quickly.

Accenture India creates an environment that allows employees to upskill as often as technology trends change.
A BT-PeopleStrong survey reveals what makes companies tick for employees.

Employees' ability to influence change and work on complex projects early in their career makes ICICI Bank the most preferred workplace in the BFSI segment.

India is emerging as one of the largest gig economies thanks to technology and digital economy.

The CSO has also reduced its growth estimates for the year to 7.0 per cent, from the 7.2 per cent estimated earlier.
The government's war against Ponzi Schemes is going to take a toll on businesses, especially small traders like partnerships, and individual firms.