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The 10 Vital Skills You Will Need For The Future Of Work

Since we’re in the midst of the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the time is now to start preparing for the future of work. Even just five years from now, more than one-third of the skills we believe are essential for today’s workforce will have changed according to the Future of Jobs Report from the World Economic Forum. Fast-paced technological innovations mean that most of us ... Read More »

Walmart’s Latest ‘Lab’ Showcases The Future Of Retail

Global retail giant Walmart has set up an intelligent retail lab in one of its 50,000 square feet store in Levittown, New York. With artificial intelligence-enabled cameras, interactive displays and a massive data center, this store, according to the company, is a sneak peak into the future of retail. Walmart’s Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL) is a portfolio company of Walmart’s tech incubator Store ... Read More »

IFC offers $43.3 mn in debt funding to Hero Future Energies

International Finance Corporation plans to provide debt financing of up to $43.3 million (Rs 300 crore) to Hero Future Energies Global Ltd for the construction of a solar power plant. The money will be used to build a 250-megawatt project at Bhadla in Rajasthan, the World Bank’s private-sector investment said in a disclosure. The total project cost is $200 million. ... Read More »

Future Retail raises ₹2,000 crore through issue of warrants to promoter entity

NEW DELHI: Future Retail Tuesday said it has raised nearly₹2,000 crore through issue of warrants to its promoter group entity on a preferential basis. “The committee of directors of the company has inter-alia considered and allotted 3,96,03,960 equity warrants at a price of ₹505 per warrant, each convertible into or exchangeable for one equity share of face value of ₹2 each…to Future Coupons ... Read More »

View: Future of democracy is literally in India’s hands

. “On or about December 1910, human character changed,” the English novelist Virginia Woolf once wrote. It’s no exaggeration to say that human character in India changed equally dramatically between 2014 and 2019 as the number of active smartphones in the country quadrupled from 100 million to 400 million. Woolf, like many of her contemporaries in the early 20th century, was interested ... Read More »

‘Crude prices to hold firm in future as supply tightens’

Crude-oil prices have been rising sharply in international markets as OPEC is committed to rebalancing the crude oil market. The latest update shows that OPEC’s crude-oil production in March further declined to 30.02 million barrels a day, from 30.56 million b/d the previous month. A steep decline in production from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iraq led to rise. Saudi Arabia ... Read More »

Under arrest: The future of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

On The Listening Post this week: Journalism on trial – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition after arrest in London. Plus, the journalists who exposed Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal. Under arrest: The future of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Six years, nine months, three weeks, two days after taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, the impasse was broken when Julian Assange was dragged out of the building by British ... Read More »

4th industrial revolution will add unpredictability to future of work: India

As the ILO marks its centenary amid unprecedented technological transformationand disruption in the labour market, Indiahas said the fourth industrial revolution will add unpredictability to the future of work, requiring people’s opportunities and well-being to be localised and re-examined. “Anxiety about the impact of technology on the world of work is not new. The question of how technology shapes work and labour and how society ... Read More »

Future Consumer to raise Rs 350 crore, acquire Athena Life Sciences brands

Kishore Biyani’s Future ConsumerNSE 1.57 % said it plans to raise Rs 350 crore from existing investors – International Finance Corporation, Verlinvest and promoters to fund expansion plans. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group will invest Rs 210 crore while Verlinvest SA, an investment companyNSE 0.22 % of Belgium-based founding families of Anheuser-Busch InBev, will invest Rs 70 crore through preferential allotment of compulsory ... Read More »

Connected care will be the future of healthcare: Srinivas Prasad

NEW DELHI: Lack of access and poor quality healthcare claims millions of lives in the developing world every year. According to a September 2018 report in Lancet, 1.6 million people die in India every year due to inadequate healthcare. Experts say that in countries like India where 70% of the population live in rural areas and going to a hospital can be a huge ... Read More »