‘Yennai Arindhaal’.IBTimes India”Yennai Arindhaal” has now become the highest grossing Ajith film in the US by grossing $415K till Saturday, beating all time record of his previous best “Arrambam”, which had collected total of $380 K.Ajith starrer has achieved this feat in just three days since its release on 5 February. The distributors of the movie are now hoping that the movie will cross $500K in a few days.”#YennaiArindhaal bcoms highest grossing #Thala film in USA by Satday, $415K,more scrns to rept. prev best Arrambam $380K. Target $500K now!” tweeted Atmus Entertainment, the distributors of the movie in United States.Earlier, “Yennai Arindhaal” had broken the first day collection record of “Arrambam” by collecting $113,232 (approximately ₹69 Lakhs) from 75 screens in its premiere.”Yennai Arindhaal”, which released on 5 February in more than 1,000 screens worldwide, has received positive reviews and is showing stupendous performance in terms of box office collection. The film is also rewriting the records in terms of theatre occupancy.Industry analysts say that despite the film being released on a non-weekend day, it has done really well and the weekend reports suggest that the film is heading to be a big success.The movie has currently registered number one rank at the Chennai box office, followed by Vikram’s “I” and Dhanush-Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Shamitabh”.”Top 5 at CBO – Feb 5 to 8 – No.5 Isai, No.4 Darling , No.3 Shamitabh, No.2 I, No.1 Yennai Arindhaal,” tweeted industry analyst Sreedhar Pillai.Directed by Gautham Menon, “Yennai Arindhaal” also has an impressive star cast, which includes Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Vivek, Arun Vijay, Daniel Balaji, Amit Bhargava, Rajasimman and Devi Ajith.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair listens to Indian Minister of Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi prior to a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi on December 24, 2008. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) felicitated officials of Chandrayan-1 team.PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]After the dreaded Pulwama terror attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the terrorist organisation has now sent a death threat to the former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ASAT test.According to the reports, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials received the letter from the mailbox at Nair’s Sasthamangalam residence in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. The letter was later handed over to the investigation agency by the CISF.The letter has warned the 75-year-old Nair from supporting PM Narendra Modi and if he continues to do so he will be killed. The threat came on the same day after he praised PM Modi for the announcement of the successful test-firing of India’s anti-satellite missile, Mission Shakthi.Madhavan Nair had joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in October 2018. He confirmed that he had received a letter at his residence. “I have not read the letter but the investigation officers contacted me and divulged about the content of the letter,” he said, reports Indian Defence News.The former ISRO chairman had praised the Modi for the ASAT test and criticised the UPA government for their lack of political will as they did not allow this test earlier. “Now Modiji has taken the initiative and he had the political will and courage to say that we will do this. We have now demonstrated this to the whole world”, said Nair, adds the report.According to the Kerala police, the death threat came in a letter to the former ISRO chairman’s house with the militant group’s name mentioned on it. The letter has been sent to the forensic department for a high-profile examination and is awaiting the results.The police have registered a case and investigations are conducted by multiple agencies over the death threat on G Madhavan Nair.G Madhavan Nair is a Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardee, who retired as the chairman of ISRO in 2009. He initiated and implemented the establishment of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram. He also led India’s first lunar orbiter mission, Chandrayaan-1.
Tiger KCRTwitterRam Gopal Varma released the first look of Tiger KCR, the biopic on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s birthday.Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter on April 18 to announce the biopic on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The directed tweeted, “It is a biopic of @KTRTRS ‘s father from the time he couldn’t bear the 3rd class treatment being given to Telangana people by the Andhras, and how he fought in a fiery way to achieve Telangana state.”Ram Gopal Varma added, “KCR and YSR are the only politicians to successfully groom their children to be worthy of them, unlike the politician in the neighbouring state of Telangana …Only the greatest of political leaders can create a biological and ideological legacy.”A word in its tagline did not go down well with some people, who trolled him. Responding to them, Ram Gopal Varma wrote, “For those who are having a problem with the word ఆడు in the tag line, it’s meant in the perspective of those who looked down upon KCR before he achieved what he did.. Am sure both KCR and @KTRTRS will understand the depth in that line.”Ram Gopal Varma revealed on April 19, “The First Look of #TIGERKCR will be out today at 11 Am.” He added, “The film #TIGERKCR will feature KCR, @KTRTRS, K Kavitha, Harish Rao, YSR, Y S Jagan, @ncbn, Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Roshiah, Kiran Kumar Reddy, Ramoji Rao and Lokesh.. First look releasing at 11 AM today.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma released a video featuring him like the alter-ego of TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao’s. He captioned it with, “On the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister @ncbn’s birthday, I am releasing this first look of Telangana Chief Minister KCR ‘s biopic #TIGERKCR.”Ram Gopal Varma went on to describe KCR as Aggressive Gandhi. “My film will not show Andhras as villains..It’s only a few Andhrollu who did vennupotu to crores of Andhrollu by creating circumstances for separation #TIGERKCR,” he tweeted in reply to a fan, adding, “Like how the peaceful Gandhi fought the British and got India, the Aggressive Gandhi KCR fought the Andhras and got Telangana #TIGERKCR.”On the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister @ncbn ‘s birthday , I am releasing this first look of Telangana Chief Minister KCR ‘s biopic #TIGERKCR pic.twitter.com/0uvX5f49KT— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 20, 2019
Hyundai CretaHyundai IndiaHyundai Motor India, the subsidiary of South Korea’s largest car company, is set to end the year 2015 in grand fashion. With the domestic sales of the company projected to touch a record high of 4.76 lakh vehicles this year, there is every reason to cheer. The company is also expected to touch its export target of 1.67 lakh units for this year.The company will also register the highest year-on-year growth of over 16% in the past five years in 2015, reports The Economic Times. Hyundai India, the third-largest contributor of the South Korean company, accounts for about 14% of the company’s sales. What really helped it reach the coveted top spot was models like Elite i20 and Creta, and needless to say, both are doing remarkably well.The Hyundai Creta SUV, which opened its India chapter in July this year, has already bagged over 75,000 bookings and is expected to reach the 1 lakh mark by the end of this year. Creta has also been seeing overwhelming response in the overseas market, well received in places like Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Panama), the Middle East (Oman, UAE, Saudi) and Africa (Egypt, Morocco & Nigeria). The company has increased production of the Creta to meet demand.Offered in both petrol and diesel-engine options, the Creta’s 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine can churn out 121bhp and 151Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre CRDI diesel engine is tuned to pump out 126bhp of power and 260Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.6-litre CRDi is also available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Indian stock markets gained for the second consecutive day on Monday, on the back of an uptrend in Asian markets and rise in crude oil prices. The S&P BSE Sensex ended with a gain of 50 points, or 0.21%, to close at 24,485, while the NSE Nifty closed at 7,436.15, up 13.70 points, or 0.18%.While Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, ONGC, Coal India and ICICI Bank helped the Sensex close in green, GAIL, Hero Motocorp and Larsen & Toubro stocks put pressure on the index and closed as top losers .On the NSE, Cairn India was the biggest Nifty gainer, rising 5.14% to close at Rs 118.65, followed by Tata Steel and Sun Pharma.The rally in shares of oil and exploration companies was due to a rebound in crude oil prices.During the day, private sector lender HDFC Bank reported its third quarter results. The bank’s net profit was Rs 3,356.84 crore, up almost 20% from Rs 2,794.51 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal, while net interest income was up 24% at Rs 7,069 crore. The bank’s net interest margin was 4.3%, marginally down from 4.4% during the year-ago period.However, the biggest surprise was the increase in the bank’s non-performing assets, or NPAs, and the provisioning for bad debt.In absolute terms, gross NPA was up by 22.7% on yearly basis and represented an increase of 11.2% on a sequential basis, to Rs 4,255.20 crore, according to a moneycontrol.com report. Net NPAs rose 39.5% YoY and 21.5% on a sequential basis to Rs 1,260.60 crore.The bank’s provisioning for bad debt increased by 16.7% YoY to Rs 653.9 crore.The share price of HDFC Bank closed at Rs 1,039.95, up 0.94% from its previous close.The markets will remain closed on Tuesday on account of Republic Day.The rupee closed at 67.84 against the US dollar on Tuesday, down 21 paise from its Monday close.FIIs were net sellers of equities at Rs 91.15 crore on the stock exchanges on Monday, based on provisional data released by NSE. In January, FIIs have been net sellers on all days, except 1 January.
Sometimes little things can make a huge impact and it is what has made OnePlus stand out from the crowd all these years. The Chinese smartphone maker shot to fame in an unimaginably short period of time, but not without witnessing a fair share of troubles and mistakes that eventually led to admiring success. I’ve followed OnePlus from the early days of inception and watched it grow and seeing the brand today, with its sheer confidence, shows the world nothing is impossible.When I say “seeing the brand today”, I mainly refer to the kind of products OnePlus has grown to offer. Long gone are the days when I held the OnePlus One and admired that Sandstone finish that only OnePlus offered. Five years later, I’m holding the company’s best smartphone yet – OnePlus 7 Pro – in its satisfying glass beauty that has come a long way since the first handset, both in terms of class and price.You’ll rarely find a person who no longer recognises OnePlus, and the latest OnePlus 7-series has everyone excited. OnePlus officially unveiled the latest and most-anticipated flagship of the year, OnePlus 7 Pro, at an event in Bengaluru. I had the opportunity to test the most premium and priciest OnePlus smartphone every released over the past couple of days and here are my thoughts on the phone. OnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus has always demonstrated the best of its capabilities in designing the best smartphone there is to hold and look. OnePlus 7 Pro is a classy masterpiece from every angle and the company has perfected the smartphone to an unimaginable extent. That beautiful, beautiful full-screen display is truly magical and it gets 2K resolution with 90Hz refresh rate, so all those PUBG sessions will never look the same after playing it on OnePlus 7 Pro.The curved display and the curved back gives a sleek form factor to the device, which is visually appealing and great to hold. But the extra screen real estate sure makes it difficult for single hand use, but I’m willing to compromise on that for the love of a great display. The brightness of the 2K screen can blind you in a dark room, but thankfully adaptive brightness works flawlessly – best I’ve seen in phones. The colours are vibrant and lively, the screen is bright enough even when you want to use it effortlessly on a bright day. Interestingly, the sides of the screen light up beautifully when a new notification arrives. Simply loved that minimalistic touch. OnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro has been the flagship I’ve always wanted from OnePlus and the company has finally delivered. Better late than never. The overall design is perfect, but it is the little things that really impressed me. The earpiece on top of the display is as if it is not there – just so sleek. The alert slider and power button are on the right side and the volume buttons are on the left, all of them are within easy reach. The USB Type-C button is at the bottom, right next to the stereo. At the top, the pop-up selfie camera housing is invisible unless in use. 1/4 OnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextSpeaking of the camera, OnePlus 7 Pro’s triple camera setup on the nebula blue back cannot miss anyone’s attention. There’s a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.6 aperture, OIS and EIS, paired with a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens covering 117 degrees and an 8MP f/2.2 lens with 3X optical zoom. This is an ideal setup for brilliant photos and I couldn’t agree more. OnePlus has finally heard the cries of millions of people and has greatly improved the camera on the OnePlus 7 Pro. 1/2 OnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextOnePlus 7 Pro photos have excellent colours, bright and vibrant, high dynamic range even in challenging light conditions and details that cannot be missed. Selfies are just as good. Although I wasn’t fully impressed with the Nightscape feature, that’s just me stretching hopes after using Google’s Night Sight and Huawei P30 Pro. OnePlus Nightscape works best when it is not pitch dark as it requires at least one light source nearby to give you a decent picture. To be fair, OnePlus 7 Pro’s nightscape feature doesn’t turn night into day as in the case of Huawei and Google phones but brightens the image to retain more details without having people guess whether it is night or day.The portrait shots are not perfect, but they do a good job at blurring out the background. The wide-angle lens is doing a fairly good job at covering a wider landscape and retaining maximum details. But I was thoroughly impressed with the 3x optical zoom, which retains excellent details from a distance.Here are a few photo samples I shot during my review:Wide-angle photos 1/7 OnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Wide angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Wide angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Wide angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Wide angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Wide angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Wide angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Wide angleIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextPortraits 1/4 OnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: PortraitIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: PortraitIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: PortraitIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: PortraitIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNext3x optical zoom 1/6 OnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: 1x Normal modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: 3x zoomIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: 1x normal modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: 3x zoomIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: 1x normal modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: 3x zoomIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextNightscape 1/4 OnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NightscapeIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NightscapeIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NightscapeIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NightscapeIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextNormal 1/7 OnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NormalIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NormalIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NormalIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NormalIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NormalIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NormalIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: NormalIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextSelfies 1/2 OnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Selfies with and without portraitIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro camera sample: Selfies with and without portraitIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextThe list of things that amazed me during the review doesn’t seem to end here. OnePlus phones have always set the benchmark for performance and what do you think OnePlus 7 Pro is capable of delivering.OnePlus 7 Pro, with its Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM and OxygenOS 9, is an absolute beast when it comes to handling multiple apps and tasks, running high-graphics apps without any lags and effortlessly taking care of day-to-day tasks – all while managing power the best way it can. I’ve played PUBG Mobile on various phones, but nothing is quite like on OnePlus 7 Pro. The dual stereos are a boon for gamers and multimedia buffs. One of my biggest complaints with the 6T was the single down-facing speaker and it’s no longer a problem with OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThere were hardly any instances when the OnePlus 7 Pro gave up on me. In fact, the overall user experience is the best you’ll find on any phone and a huge credit goes to the OxygenOS 9. All the new features like screen recording with sound, new zen mode so you balance your digital and real lives, butter-like gestures, SMS aggregation, caller identification and all the existing clean and neat UI features contributed equally towards optimum user experience. And did I mention how great that 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED 2K+ display is, which compliments the OxygenOS quite impressively.Another thing I noticed to have improved in the OnePlus 7 Pro is the optical fingerprint scanner, which works efficiently and in a jiffy. The whole “Fast and Smooth” mantra is applied to the fingerprint unlocking and face unlocking features in the OnePlus 7 Pro. Despite having a pop-up camera, I rarely noticed the mechanism in work. Overall, OnePlus 7 Pro is a work of art. OnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOnePlus 7 Pro’s 4,000mAh battery is huge in size but the phone doesn’t give it away, which is one of the things I liked. Complete with Warp Charge 30 and full day battery life, OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the few phones you can count on. In my tests, I was able to get 22+ hours of extensive usage, which included playing games, streaming videos, browsing social media, communicating on calls and IM apps. OnePlus 7 Pro consistently delivered north of 4 and half hours to 5 hours of on-screen time, which is more than I could ask for. OnePlus 7 Pro reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanTo test fast charging, I drained the battery completely and charged to 100 percent in 80 minutes. Normally, I would charge for 30 minutes and easily get past a full day of work without having to plug the phone back in until midnight. The OnePlus 7 Pro review box also came with a Warp Car charger, which is brilliant. The fast charging in the car charger matches that of the wall charger, which is something I haven’t experienced with any car chargers. It was a life-saving feature as it allowed me to charge the phone to full during my commute to work.All said, the million dollar question is whether OnePlus 7 Pro is worth its price. Seeing how OnePlus has grown as a brand and how the OnePlus 7 Pro delivers on all fronts, I would easily recommend this flagship as a killer value for money for anyone looking for a premium smartphone in the sub-Rs 60K price range. If you’re fine with spending a bit more the next logical and reasonable device is Huawei P30 Pro, but that would require you to increase your budget to over Rs 70,000. OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, starts at Rs 48,999 for the base model, but the unit I reviewed is the one with 12GB RAM and costs Rs 57,999. If you have the budget for it, you cannot go wrong with any of the OnePlus 7 Pro models. 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Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle is a proud mom, but it looks like her first weeks as a mother a proving to be a little more difficult than she had anticipated according to a royal source. And that is saying something, since she is the Duchess of Sussex and has an army of helpers at her disposal. But it seems that Meghan is determined to do everything by herself.Meghan and Harry are new parents and as such want to spend as much time as they can with their newborn, but Meghan seems to be taking things a little too far. A royal source has claimed that Meghan is so wrapped up in her role as a mother that she won’t let anyone else help out, including her mother, Doria. The source said: “Meghan likes to be in control of everything.”She just can’t have anyone be alone with Archie…..She’s ignoring help…..”No one has looked after him but her.” Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesIt is surprising that Meghan Markle doesn’t want to use the staff at her disposal. Most mothers would kill to have a staff to take care of their baby while they took some much-needed rest. Her behavior has gotten to the point that one of the nannies stormed out. Meghan is determined to keep any helping hands away from her baby. Even Meghan’s mother Doria has also found it difficult to help out.The source explained: “Meghan will only let Doria hold him for a minute, she literally runs in and out of the shower to snap him back up…..”Harry and the mum can hang with Archie but Meghan has to be holding him.”Meghan Markel needs to loosen the reins a bit for the sake of her baby and herself. She can’t control every second of baby Archie’s life, even if she desperately might want to.
Investors gave a lukewarm response on Friday to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowing banks to raise funds through masala bonds to beef up their capital requirements under the Basel III norms. Shares of most banks were trading in the red on Friday afternoon, with both the BSE Bankex and the NSE Bank Nifty falling close to 0.75 per cent.The shares of State Bank of India (SBI) were down 0.69 per cent at Rs. 252.90 apiece on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) at around 1.24 p.m. PNB shares were trading 0.44 per cent lower at Rs. 125.75, Canara Bank was also down at Rs. 269.30, while Bank of Baroda shares were trading with losses of 1.55 per cent at Rs. 159.30 apiece.The BSE Bankex declined almost 0.70 per cent at 21,983 while the NSE Bank Nifty was down 0.70 per cent at 19,168.On Thursday, the RBI had announced a series of measures aimed at developing the money markets in India, the most significant of which was allowing commercial banks to issue masala bonds.”To further encourage the overseas rupee bond market, banks are being permitted to issue rupee bonds overseas (masala bonds) for their capital requirements and for financing infrastructure and affordable housing,” the central bank said in a statement.Masala bonds are rupee-denominated bonds issued overseas. Two recent such issuances were from HDFC Bank and state-run power producer NTPC.Encouraged by the response to its first issue of masala bonds, HDFC Bank plans to raise Rs. 2,000 crore for which it is reportedly in talks with investment bankers.The company had raised Rs. 3,000 crore in its maiden masala bonds issue at a coupon rate of 7.875 per cent per annum. The bonds are listed on London Stock Exchange.In another significant development, the RBI has removed restriction on corporate lending to banks via government securities.”Currently, listed companies can lend through repos in G-sec for a minimum tenor of seven days to banks and PDs, which constrains their participation. It is proposed to allow such companies to lend through the repo market, without any tenor or counterparty restrictions,” the RBI said.
Rishi Jaitly, Twitter’s India head, has announced his resignation. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he said that he wants to “move to new opportunities.” Jaitly had joined the microblogging site’s India operations in November 2012. The news comes within two months of Twitter deciding to shut down its engineering operations in India, laying off about 20 employees in the process.He follows Shailesh Rao, who quit the San Fransisco-based social media network in July this year as vice-president, international operations, four years after joining the organisation in February 2012.Jaitly said that he is moving to Chicago, hinting that he may be joining an organisation with a civic orientation. He said he would continue to pursue his “mission” of harnessing technology for connecting people with leaders.At Twitter, Jaitly was responsible for its operations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.Today, after 4 years of user/business momentum in India & the region, I’m sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 1, 2016 My mission remains the same: harness tech/media’s scale to connect users/citizens to their voice/agency/leadership in places they care about— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 1, 2016 While a personal/civic calling takes me to Chicago, I’ll spend significant time in India/Asia, drawing on my past to further tech’s promise.— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 1, 2016
Sign board of Ant Financial is seen at its office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China September 21, 2016.ReutersOnline food ordering firm Zomato is in an advanced level of discussions with Ant Financial — an affiliate company of China’s Alibaba — to raise funds.If the deal fructifies, Zomato will raise up to $200 million from the online payment service provider.The deal is yet to be finalised and may put the value of the company at about $900 million. The value may also exceed $1 billion, according to the sources of Mint.Zomato received another round of funding from Info Edge, Vy Capital, Sequoia Capital and a Singapore government-owned investment company in 2015.The company is growing fast and has expanded its operations worldwide within a short span of time. Its revenue has doubled in the past one year, and its revenue from advertising is growing at 11 percent.Zomato’s performance so farZomato started its delivery business in 2015, which incurred losses. The 2016 financial year was a tough time for the company. Investors like HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Pvt Ltd also slashed its valuation by about half to $500 million.”We make Rs 20 profit on every delivery fulfilled by restaurants, while losing Rs 2 on every delivery we undertake,” said Zomato’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Deepinder Goyal.The company had also withdrawn its operations from nine countries last year out of the 23 where it was present in order to maintain its cash burn rate.Besides scaling back its operations and facing valuation markdown last year, the company had also trimmed its workforce. ZomatoFacebook/ZomatoHowever, the food-ordering platform now seems to be on the path of recovery as its March 2017 revenues alone have touched the $5-million mark. The company crossed 2 million orders in March 2017 – a move that gave it a 23 percent month-on-month growth.At present, besides being on talks with Ant Financial, Zomato is also planning to bank on the more high-margin advertising business this year along with its food-ordering business.Over and above, the company is still fighting for a leadership in the food delivery space that is right now dominated by startup competitor Swiggy in India.
Representational image | ReutersPredicting seismic activities is pretty difficult, and experts claim that no technology on earth is capable of predicting tremors with precision. However, Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed seismic researcher from the Netherlands believe that the advanced system he developed named Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) can predict potential earthquakes.Interestingly, the predictions made by Hoogerbeets have turned true many times, and it includes the earthquakes that jolted California on July 5 and 6. Now, Hoogerbeets has predicted that powerful earthquakes measuring more than 7 on the Richter scale could hit the planet on July 19 and 20.Hoogerbeets believes that planetary alignments and lunar geometry in the solar system have direct impacts in determining seismic activities on the earth. As per Hoogerbeets, planetary alignments will trigger electromagnetic force across the solar system, and it will destabilize the tectonic plates on the earth. “A convergence of planetary and lunar geometry on the 17th could result in larger seismic activity, possibly high 6 to 7 magnitude, most likely on the 19th or 20th,” wrote Hoogerbeets on his website Ditrianum.In his website, Hoogerbeets has also made it clear that he is not a conspiracy theorist who makes weird predictions on the internet. As Hoogerbeets’ predictions have gone viral now, many people believe that a megaquake is on its way, and they believe that the recent quakes in California are just foreshocks. A few weeks back, Thomas Rockwell, a San Diego State University geology professor and paleoseismologist had claimed that the San Andreas Fault, popularly known as the Ring of Fire is ripe for a megaquake.Shockingly, just hours after Hoogerbeets made the prediction, a powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Arunachal Pradesh. The earthquake happened at around 2.53 pm on Friday, July 19. Officials revealed that no casualties have been reported so far.
Nikesh Arora has been appointed as the new CEO of Palo Alto Networks and he is being paid a whopping $128 million packageNadine Rupp/Getty ImagesCybersecurity brand Palo Alto Networks has named former SoftBank Group Corp president Nikesh Arora as its chief executive officer and chairman. Arora succeeds Mark McLaughlin, who will remain with Palo Alto as the company’s vice-chairman.Arora begins his role as the CEO and chairman at Palo Alto on Wednesday, June 6, and has reportedly been given a package of about $128 million, which is about Rs 850 crore. The 50-year-old is also investing about $20 million (about Rs 130 crore) in shares of Palo Alto, apparently to prove his loyalty to the company.”It’s sort of like put your money where your mouth is,” Fortune quoted him as saying.Who is Nikesh Arora?Born on February 9, 1968, in Ghaziabad, Arora is an Indian businessman.He is an alumnus of the IIT, BHU in Varanasi and went on to get an MBA from the Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.After starting his career with Fidelity Investments in 1992, Arora joined Google in 2004 where he had held many senior-level postsHe was the company vice president for Europe operations from 2004 to 2007 and went on to become the president Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2007 to 2009.Arora was also the senior vice president and chief business officer of Google Inc. between January 2011 and July 2014.He resigned from Google in 2014 and joined SoftBank Corp.The 50-year-old has also been on the board of directors of several other firms such as Airtel, Aviva, Colgate-Palmolive, and Richemont Sprint to name a few.As Softbank is known to have investments in Ola, Snapdeal, Oyo and a few other firms, Arora had board positions and other rights in these brands.Arora has also worked with T-Mobile and was the CEO and founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.Arora married Delhi socialite Ayesha Thapar in 2014. He was earlier married to Kiran and the former couple have a daughter.At Palo Alto, Arora will be entitled to equity awards of about $126 million, half of which banks on him staying at Palo Alto and the other half on if the firm manages to at least double its shares. Under McLaughlin, the California-based company is known to have seen a five-fold since its initial public offering in 2012.Meanwhile, McLaughlin believes that Arora will be able to do take the firm places and seemed pleased with the appointment. “The company is executing extremely well and is the clear leader in next-generation security,” he said in a statement.”Over the course of several quarters, I have been discussing succession planning with the Board and I couldn’t be more pleased that we have found a leader in Nikesh who is ideally suited to take the company on the next leg of its journey. I look forward to working with Nikesh as we transition and serving as vice chairman of the Board.”Arora too seems immensely proud and said that he has grown very fond of the company and its values and culture and that the team will work towards providing flawless security to its customers.Apart from the stock options, Arora will draw an annual base salary of $1 million (about Rs 6.7 crore).Looking fwd to working with the Palo Alto Networks team. Mark, Nir, Lee, Rajiv, Rene and many others have built a unique company. Feel honored to become a part of it. https://t.co/vM07vameE3— Nikesh Arora (@nikesharora) June 2, 2018
Indian pedestrians watch as a digital broadcast presents the rolling share price information and national election results news coverage on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai on May 16, 2014. India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on track to win the first parliamentary majority by a single party in 30 years, two television channels projected on May 16 based on preliminary results.PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty ImagesFollowing a steep decline in the Asian and other global markets, Sensex tanked 355 points on Monday over concerns of a global slowdown.Except for oil and gas and power sector stocks all the sectors on both BSE and NSE ended in the red led by finance and banking stocks.”Lingering concern on global economic slowdown dragged down the domestic indices. US bond yield has fallen as risk appetite of investors to equities reduced due to fear of US recession,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services.The BSE Sensex declined 355.70 points or 0.93 per cent to 37,808.91, while Nifty shed 102.65 points or 0.90 per cent.Following the decline in the US equity markets last week, all eastern markets also slipped 1-2 per cent on Monday. European markets too were in the red, said Joseph Thomas of Emkay Wealth Management.”The lower manufacturing PMI in Germany, and contraction in Germany and France, and recession already having set in Italy, markets may progressively test lower levels.”The top gainers were ONGC which surged close to 4 per cent followed by Coal India, Power Grid, NTPC and Bajaj Finance up in the 1 to 2 per cent range.Among the losers were Vedanta, Tata Motors, Yes Bank, and Mahindra and Mahindra which declined up to 4 per cent.
Vodafone Idea said on Monday Ravinder Takkar, who is Vodafone Group’s representative in India, take charge as the new MD and CEO of the group with immediate effect. The announcement came after CEO Balesh Sharma stepped down citing personal reasonsTakkar has been a part of Vodafone Group since 1994. He was the CEO of Vodafone Romania for three years and headed Vodafone Partner Markets in London. He was also a board member of Vodafone Idea and Indus Towers prior to his current appointment. vodafone idea mergerReuters/file photoSharma was the man behind the integration of the two major telecom brands. He has been the CEO of Vodafone Idea since the companies merged. Vodafone Idea has been struggling with depleting sales in the Indian market due to the stiff competition by Reliance Jio. The company has been witnessing consecutive losses for the last three quarters due to the tariff war.A LiveMint report states that the company has completed 11 out of 22 network integration circles and hopes to complete the remaining by June 2020. Amid the price war unleashed by Jio’s entry in 2016, the two telecommunication majors merged in 2017 to withstand the pressure. The regulatory process was completed in August 2018. Though the merger was successfully completed, the integration wasn’t, and the company continued to lose subscribers every month. Balesh Sharma, former CEO of Vodafone IdeaWikimedia CommonsAccording to reports by LiveMint, the subscriber base decreased fro 334.1 million in March quarter to 320 million in the June quarter. Vodafone Idea also witnessed a revenue fall of about 4.3 percent to Rs 11,269.9 crore in the June quarter. Though the company saw a rise in data usage on its network with the growth in the 4G subscriptions, the telecom giant reported a loss of Rs 4,873.9 crore in the June quarter with overall debt pegged at Rs 1.2 trillion as of June 30. Close Are British telecoms a good investment? IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …