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First, create room for new collaboration spaces by freeing up area occupied by cabins and workstations. “For every 100 employees, there are now only 70-75 seats provided, through unassigned (or no fixed) seating. Cabins are limited, or eliminated,” says Bansal. Known as smart or agile working, this principle is based on the fact that there is rarely more than 75% occupancy, at any given point in t...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
Who can match the seething sub-inspector from Mumbai’s Gol Chowki police station?Om Puri’s sub-inspector Anant Velankar and Patil’s Jyotsna Gokhale in ‘Ardh Satya’.Amitabh Bachchan is Hindi cinema’s most popular police inspector, though Iftekhar was often higher ranked at police commissioner. Vinod Khanna was the one who made us swoon when he donned the uniform. Rekha and Salman Khan tie for most ...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
beverage company’s new workspace offers an adequate balance of ‘me’ and ‘we’ spacesIt is lunchtime on a weekday. At beverage company Coca-Cola’s Indian headquarters in Gurugram, a game of office cricket unfolds in an open area of the office, near a cluster of workstations. With a Herman Miller chair as a wicket, a group of co-workers bat, bowl and field with practiced ease and spontaneous laughter...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus will cease performances after 146 years in business, owing to declining tickets sales and high operating costsIn May of last year, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus retired its elephant act, years after a suit by activists. Photo: ReutersThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus said on Saturday it will cease performances after 146 years in bu...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
Scientists say natural antioxidants present in blue maize may help protect against metabolic syndrome, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and significant improvement in blood pressureEating blue corn may help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, a new study carried in rats suggests.In the study, a rat model of metabolic syndrome fed a high-sugar and high-ch...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
Addressing the 47th anniversary of Tamil magazine Thuglaq, Narendra Modi referred to noted journalist Cho Ramaswamy’s ability for satire and humourFile photo. Heaping encomiums on his ‘friend’ Ramaswamy, PM Narendra Modi said the actor-journalist had mastered the art of satire and humour and he was adept at communicating through a sentence or a cartoon. Photo: ReutersBatting for more humour and sa...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
United Nations University said e-waste in Asia has jumped 63% in 5 years with China more than doubled its own generation of electronic waste between 2010 and 2015Hong Kong was the worst offending economy in 2015 with average per capita waste generation of 21.7 kg. Photo: BloombergElectronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphone...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
NITI Aayog’s lucky draw schemes are aimed at incentivizing both consumers and merchants to promote digital paymentsThe two schemes—Lucky Grahak Yojna and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojna—were launched on 25 December last year and shall remain open till 14 April. Photo: MintNational Payments Corp. of India (NPCI) on Saturday declared Rs54.90 crore prize money to over 3.42 lakh winners for NITI Aayog’s lucky ...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
than 300 shareholders in BSE, including Singapore Exchange, will sell up to 15.4 million shares with a face value of Rs2 eachBSE shares are expected to list on NSE, on or around 3 February. Photo: BloombergBSE Ltd has scheduled its initial public offering (IPO) for 23-25 January, according to a filing by India’s second biggest stock exchange. Investment bankers said the BSE IPO could raise around ...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
Mohan Bhagwat says RSS followers should offer help to anyone who needs it, even as they work towards building a strong and global Hindu societyRSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at a rally in Kolkata on Saturday. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/MintFollowing a rally in Kolkata in the honour of its chief Mohan Bhagwat, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said on Saturday that it would look to expand its local units, or s...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
Beijing will spend more than $2.6 billion to combat air pollution in 2017 and aims to control the annual average density of PM 2.5 to around 60 micrograms this yearThe announcement came as Beijing along with 20 other cities suffered prolonged smog for over two weeks during which officials were criticised for not enforcing the red alert. Photo: ReutersAmid growing public anger over recurring smog, ...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
ministry to brief the prime minister’s office on higher education financing agency or HEFA and world-class university initiativeThe HRD ministry is considering making allocations for education schemes such as Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and mid-day meals performance-based. Photo: MintThe human resources development (HRD) ministry will brief the prime minister’s office (PMO) on the status of two key educa...
Source : Livemint | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Commodities
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