‘Revised subsidies to spur EV demand’

Electric 2-wheeler makers term increased support under Centre’s FAME II scheme as ‘game changer’ Electric two-wheeler makers on Saturday termed as “a phenomenal move” the government’s decision to increase subsidy for such vehicles by 50% under the FAME II scheme saying it would be a game changer in the adoption of eco-friendly vehicles. The Centre […]

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‘Second wave impacts luxury home purchases’

‘Need for space had spurred demand’ The second wave appears to have impacted purchases of luxury homes by high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals, who were seen buying new homes last year to move to safer and sprawling locations. “Right after the first wave, people wanted to upgrade their homes with larger […]

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Career move: Can I ask for my old job back? Ask HR

With every new job, there’s always going to be an adjustment period, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. advises. (Photo: Getty Images) Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society. […]

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We may double exports in FY22, says Duroflex MD Mathew Chandy

People taking sleep seriously now, says Duroflex MD The five-decade-old Duroflex Pvt. Ltd., a sleep-solutions provider, has set its sights on achieving a turnover of ₹1,000 crore in FY22, tailoring its products for customer needs, says MD Mathew Chandy in an interview. Edited excerpts: How did you mitigate the challenges during FY21? FY 21 was […]

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Beyond all suffering, tears and loss

Battles are waged against the pandemic every day. Won or lost, one has to foot the bill. A health cover is a boon in these testing times The most optimistic hearts have been broken by the second wave, and the stoic are shaken. Society struggles to get out of the pit rushing to the aid […]

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April retail vehicle sales fall 28% month-on-month

For FY20-21 vehicle registrations are below FY12-13 levels, lowest in eight years, according to Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations. With almost all States resorting to either a partial or a full lockdown amid the second wave of COVID-19, total retail vehicles registrations declined by 28% to about 11.85 lakh units in the last month as […]

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‘Millet-based products set to gain increasing acceptance’

Our goal is to boost nutrition: Southern Health Foods CEO. The United Nations has declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets. India is fast catching up with the western world in millet consumption, said N. Murugan, CEO, Southern Health Foods, makers of the Manna brand of foods. Excerpts: Millet-based products are fast gaining acceptance […]

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