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  • India has embarked on the world's biggest skill development programme. Can this bridge the talent gap?
  • Companies that have understood the ecosystem are partnering with us in our skilling initiative in a big way, Union Minister of State For Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, tells Anilesh S. Mahajan.
Apr 09, 2017
Focus On Shopping Spree

On Shopping Spree

Share buybacks have touched a record high in 2016/17. The reasons are imposition of 10 per cent tax on dividend income above Rs 10 lakh in last year's Budget, over and above the 15 per cent dividend distribution tax that is deducted by the company at the time of dividend payment. We crunch the numbers for you

Dashed Hopes

The way things are moving, chances of a moderate GST regime are low.

Job at Hand

New governments in five states have their task cut out for kick-starting growth.

Mining Slide

To make mining more attractive, the government must ensure clarity in policy and fast action.

Info Wall

Is RBI right in stonewalling the RTI query on note ban?
Features Upfront


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, speaking in Parliament on attacks on Indians in the US

Taking Wing

After a long time, pilots are back in demand. But challenges remain.

The Mudrarisk

Rising exposure under the Mudra scheme can leave banks more vulnerable than before.

The Disruptors

A host of small FMCG brands are set to challenge the biggies with new-age innovations. Will they succeed?


Greening the two-wheeler

India's first electric motorcycle T6X, from Tork Motorcycles, will soon be launched commercially.

"Transparency, fair trade will boost aviation"

The global aviation market is booming. A strong growth in passenger traffic in 2016, especially in India, has prompted both domestic and foreign airlines to focus more on the Indian aviation sector.

Lost interest

In spite of favourable court verdicts, top pharmaceutical companies are losing enthusiasm for fixed dose combination medicines.

Auto Incorrect

Why automating social media processes blindly is a bad idea.

Bittersweet Sugar

After years of slump, sugar prices are rising. But government intervention may spoil the industry's party.
Event Grand Finale!

Grand Finale!

The 22nd edition of the Lloyd Business Today Pro Am of Champions 2017, one of India's most prestigious corporate Golf tournaments, was played at the Classic Golf & Country Club.
Columns Son of a Somnolent Father

Son of a Somnolent Father

Public enterprises are an important part of the economy, but they do not get even a tenth of the attention they should.

"All these three-month skilling programmes are useless"

On February 23, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced a partnership with US-based billionaire Romesh Wadhwani's philanthropic initiative, Wadhwani Operating Foundation, for the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyaan (YUVA), the central government's entrepreneurship development mission.

Skilling For Change

A sustainable skilling ecosystem is needed to produce a globally competitive workforce which can stay ahead of automation and obsolescence.
Technology Let There Be (Smart) Lights

Let There Be (Smart) Lights

Power your homes with smart lighting - they are convenient, energy-saving, and more affordable than you think.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Business Today Magazine
Leadership Spotlight Leaderspeak


Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network (OIN), the world's largest patent non-aggression community, talks to Joe C. Mathew about Linux-based technology cooperation and its signifi cance for India.
Corporate Into the big league

Into the big league

The acquisition of Lloyds consumer durables business gives Havells an entry into this high-growth segment. But the company has a challenging task ahead if it has to compete with MNCs and other home-grown biggies.
Editors note The Skilling Enigma

The Skilling Enigma

India's "demographic dividend" is often cited as a major reason for India becoming an economic superpower in the next couple of decades.
Book Think Like a Founder

Think Like a Founder

Having the 'owner' mindset, whether you are an employer or an employee, is the key to consistent growth for a company.