Future

Auto future, today

Having recently been in Maranello to see the unveiling of the new Ferrari F1 racing car, I want to return to the automotive theme for this post, because a new chapter in the ~250-year history of the automobile is coming up. It’s a biggie in itself, but there’s also a security aspect of this new chapter that’s even bigger. But I’m getting ahead ... Read More »

Factories of the future: we’re spending heavily to give workers skills they won’t need by 2030

The government is trying to achieve a renaissance in vocational education with its industry-focused T-level courses for students, “Skills Bootcamp” retraining programmes for adults, and increased funding for further education in general. Together with the recent announcement of a new Nissan “mega-factory” in Sunderland, some might argue that the UK is finally becoming a high-skill vocational manufacturing economy to rival Germany and Japan. Unfortunately, the world is moving ... Read More »

Man of the future

In a 1998 appearance on Movers and Shakers, Shekhar Suman’s popular talk show, Bejan Daruwalla was asked if he could see the future of the country. The then 67-year-old astrologer nodded vigorously, saying, “The future of India is bright. From 2001, India will be on its path to greatness… Mera nahin, aapka nahin, par apna Bharat desh mahaan (Not mine, ... Read More »

[email protected] is solving problems of the future today. Here’s how this can make our life easy

It’s difficult to think about the future during these testing times but the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad is determined to do it. They want to start thinking about India’s post-COVID economic situation right away. Hence, students and professors of ISB have joined hands to start [email protected], their initiative to help authorities make informed decisions during the crisis which will also help ... Read More »

Exclusive | Kishore Biyani’s Future Lifestyle Fashions looks to raise Rs 200-225 crore via rights or preference issue

Retail tycoon Kishore Biyani’s flagship fashion business Future Lifestyle Fashions, which backs brands like Lee Cooper, John Miller and Indigo Nation, is evaluating options to raise funds and push for flexible debt repayment to revive its operations, people familiar with the matter told Moneycontrol. These discussions are gathering pace as Future Group battles high promoter level debt, sharp fall in ... Read More »

No full strength physical hearings in near future: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday said it will not conduct full strength in-court hearings in near future in view of Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown restrictions. Chief Justice Dipankar Datta held a meeting on Monday to review the situation in view of the extended lockdown, along with three senior most judges forming the administrative committee of the HC, Advocate General ... Read More »

Lenders build provision buffers to counter future asset slippages

MUMBAI : Private sector lenders are using the covid-19 pandemic to build a war chest of provisions that would come handy in cushioning against future asset slippages. Axis Bank has pegged its covid-19 provisions at ₹3,000 crore, while ICICI Bank said it has set aside ₹2,725 crore in the March quarter and HDFC Bank has made additional provisions of ₹1,550 ... Read More »

Coronavirus: ‘The future of our nursery is pretty bleak’

Nurseries have joined schools in having to close because of the coronavirus outbreak. But if parents and carers stop paying fees, what implications does this have for the nurseries’ futures? “It’s just a matter of time as to how long we’ve got,” said Denise Williams, who runs Home-Grown Nursery in Malvern, Worcestershire. “Everybody’s really worried. I’ve got parents asking ‘can ... Read More »

Parks commission talks future goals, committees

In their first meeting since narrowly avoiding disbandment, Turlock’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Commissioners established goals and new committees for the upcoming year. The PAR Commission now meets quarterly following a vote by the City Council in January, when Council members were tasked with the decision of whether or not to temporarily shut down the group of community volunteers. Meetings ... Read More »

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s break with the Congress and his future in the BJP

March 9, 2020 will be remembered as the day of one of the most massive shake-ups in the recent history of Indian politics. Four-time Member of Parliament, a former union minister and a personal friend of the Gandhi siblings, Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress. Though there had been talk of Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP for the past six ... Read More »