Volvo Eicher BS-VI compliant engine gets ICAT certification

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), a division of NATRiP implementation society (NATIS), under the administrative control of Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, has completed the first BS-VI certification for a heavy duty engine model for Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicle. ICAT is the first of new world class centers established under the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) with the main objective of carrying out Research & Development besides extending homologation facilities in the field of Automotive Engineering. The engine has been developed and manufactured…

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Taj spearheading women weavers’ training programme

The Indian Hotels Company’s iconic brand  Taj has spearheaded a women weavers’ training programme to facilitate self-employment and income generation. In line with its ethos of preserving indigenous crafts and culture and building sustainable livelihoods, the initiative is breaking the mould in what is considered a male-dominated handloom industry. Taj has been committed to reviving the ancient skill of handloom weaving as a relevant source of employment for over a decade. Since 2008, IHCL has engaged with the weavers to skill and support the community. Through its Livelihood Support Programme, Taj develops and sources silk sarees which…

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UPS sets up $100 million technology hub in Paris

Global airfreight giant UPS® (NYSE: UPS) has inaugurated an expansive technology center near Paris which has been set up at an estimated investment of $100 million. The center which will be a major distribution hub for the company boasts of advanced technology package sorting. In size, the hub is equal to four soccer fields. Nando Cesarone, president of UPS International said, “With modernization and growth initiatives like this new Paris Hub, UPS is helping businesses in Europe – small and large –connect with customers faster and with greater efficiency. Placed…

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Textron contracts Bird Execujet to manage service facility

Bird ExecuJet Airport Services, a joint venture between Bird Group and ExecuJet Aviation Group, has been appointed an authorized service facility in India for multinational company, Textron Aviation. Bird ExecuJet has entered into an agreement with Textron Aviation to offer service and support for Citation XLS and Hawker 750/800/850/900-series business jets and King Air 90-series turboprops. Anurag Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer – Bird ExecuJet Airport Services, said “Until now, there haven’t been any authorized facilities in New Delhi following the Delhi International Airport   selected the FBO and MRO concessionaire at Indira…

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Walmart Foundation Invests in ‘Farmer Program’ in India

Walmart Foundation has decided to invest a further $2 million in its ‘Famer Market Readiness Programme’ which is slated to help about 6000 farmers in Andhra Pradesh and provide them better market access. This is part of an ongoing initiative of the foundation wherein it has invested close to $4 million allocated to projects in Andhra Pradesh within the past six months. At a recent meeting in New Delhi, senior representatives from Walmart and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT) launched ICRISAT’s program focussed on two…

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Emirates SkyCargo initiates new South American trade lane

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of global aviation giant Emirates, will be opening one more trade lane in South America to its global network. From 5th July, the cargo division of the airline will be commencing operations in Santiago, Chile. Santiago will be Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth destination in South America following Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este. The air cargo carrier will be offering customers up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The new service will offer one of…

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Kalpataru receives orders from Bangladesh, Tajikistan

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL), a leading global EPC player in the power and infrastructure contracting sector has secured new orders worth Rs. 1,235 crores. These include an order for Railway infrastructure construction from Bangladesh Railways in a consortium wherein KPTL is a stakeholder.  The company has also bagged orders for transmission line and substation in Tajikistan and India totalling Rs.346 Crores Commenting on the new order announcements, Manish Mohnot, Managing Director & CEO, KPTL said “Our strong order book position in T&D, Railways and Oil & Gas Pipeline businesses has strengthened…

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B&H revamps leadership team in Ocenia

Global aerospace logistics major, B & H Worlwide has made two key appointments in the Oceania region.  Colin Kaltner becomes Head of Operations and Sita Tauakipulu takes on the role of Commercial Accounts Manager based in Auckland, New Zealand. Both of them had previously worked for B&H and are now returning to the company in these senior positions.  Kaltner started his career at B&H in London in 2000 before moving to the B&H Los Angeles office where he was Operations Manager.  From there he went on to B&H Australia where…

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IKEA ready to launch its debut store in India

The much-awaited Indian debut of IKEA stores in India is expected to finally happen next month. According to a recent report by an international news agency, the global furniture giant will open its first Indian store in Hyderabad. The company has made an investment of $150 million in this store which will have a sprawling covered area of over 37,000 square meters offering more than 7500 home furnishing products. The company has already hired a workforce of around 1000 to run this store. After its debut store, the company is…

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FedEx slotted in Fortune’s best places to work for millennials

FedEx has been named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune Magazine. Millennials (under the age of 35) currently constitute the largest generation in the U.S. workforce—and this list is a national ranking of 100 employers who scored highest among them as their favorite places to work. “At FedEx, we believe our people are our greatest asset, so we strive to create an environment where all of our team members feel connected, respected, valued and proud,” said David J. Bronczek, president and COO of FedEx Corp. “This…

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