US body lauds Obama for his religious freedom remarks

A US Congress-established commission on international religious freedom has commended President Barack Obama for deepening relations with India while recognising religious freedom concerns during his trip to the country. “President Obama’s timely comments underscore the importance of India getting religious freedom right,” said Katrina Lantos Swett, Chairwoman of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom…

Position India in a leading role globally: Modi to Indian ambassadors

Indian ambassadors and high commissioners posted worldwide will be expected to double up efforts on drawing investment to promote the government’s key initiatives including “Make in India,” “Digital India” and infrastructure development. Addressing more than 110 “Heads of Missions” from around the world at their annual conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told them to “use…

Can you bank on social network?

Banks are riding the social network bandawagon to reach out to more potential customers. You can trans- fer money to a Facebook friend or a Twitter contact without needing to know the receiver’s bank account details thanks to social network banking. Last year, RBI deputy governor H.R. Khan had spoken about the need for banks…

Are GroupM’s digital projections on the mark?

As brands increasingly move to digital platforms in order to remain relevant, GroupM’s biannual “This Year Next Year” report comes as no surprise. The report reaffirms all projections about digital media growth. As per GroupM’s in-depth research of the Indian media industry, digital media continues to show the maximum growth with 37 per cent in…

Digital edge

Gone are the days when classrooms were limited to a monotonous teacher-student relationship based on rote learning from textbooks. Today, students are opting for colleges and universities which provide a number of facilities. Technology has penetrated to a level where before opting for a college, students keep in mind various factors such as the use…