The country's largest private lender HDFC Bank is all set to search for its next managing director and chief executive officer.While laying down a brief outline for the criteria, its current head Aditya Puri suggested that knowledge of technology and digital drive would be among the top traits that the lender will focus on."He has leadership, he should command and not demand respect, good idea about technology and fundamental knowledge about the economy," Puri said while speaking after the bank's annual general meeting on July 12.Close "Digital is important not only for him but for everybody. The world is changing," he added. related news Sebi is right in favouring clients over Karvy’s lenders Morgan Stanley bullish on ICICI Bank, Grasim among 5 stocks RBI team looking at HDFC Bank online banking glitches: Deputy Governor MK Jain Of late, the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have prodded banks to move to digital and a 'less cash' economy, by giving … [Read more...] about HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri reveals an important trait he would want in his successor
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Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact on December 10 that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down prices for biologic drugs by eliminating a patent provision.The signing ceremony in Mexico City launched what may be the final approval effort for US President Donald Trump's three-year quest to revamp the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a deal he has blamed for the loss of millions of US manufacturing jobs.The event at the National Palace was attended by Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and US White House adviser Jared Kushner.Close The result of a rare show of bipartisan and cross-border cooperation in the Trump era of global trade conflicts, the deal was inked the same day as he became the fourth US president in history to face formal impeachment. related news … [Read more...] about US, Canada and Mexico sign new agreement to replace NAFTA
Last year, the world-port-rankings changed when Ningbo-Zhoushan in Southeast China became the largest port in the world. By then, it had built trade channels with over 600 ports spread across 100 countries. The port, which handles all types of cargo - container, liquid and dry bulk – accounted for an annual cargo throughput of over a billion tonnes last year.“The total cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port was 1.08 billion metric tonnes in 2018,” said a port official who did not want to be named.Despite the overall slowing of global trade, the official said cargo volumes at Ningo-Zhoushan would be higher this year.Close Ningo-Zhoushan has managed to race past Shanghai (see chart). Around a decade ago, the largest port used to be Singapore. Then it became Shanghai and now it is Ningbo-Zhoushan. What is even more interesting is that seven of the top ten ports are now from China. related news Oil prices fall as US crude stocks jump Trump will have final say … [Read more...] about Ningbo’s rise as the world’s largest port has lessons for India
Recently I was told that a TEDx talk I gave was inspiring, courageous, beautiful, funny, but a little unconvincing. Good feedback overall, I thought. But what was most memorable about that review was that it didn’t come from a human. advertisement advertisement In his lab at the University of Tokyo, professor Toshihiko Yamasaki has developed a machine-learning system that runs sentiment analysis on a presenter’s words, voice, and tone. It then gives feedback by scoring the presentation against a database of how viewers have rated videos on TED.com. My speech was evaluated against the TED Talk archive, according to 14 separate categories Yamasaki has pinpointed, including how “courageous,” “long-winded,” and “jaw-dropping” it was. Yamasaki originally developed the system to give speakers an opportunity to receive objective feedback in order to improve their delivery. Though he admits he may have had a personal motive, too. … [Read more...] about Can These AI-Powered Tools Help You Perfect Your Next Presentation?