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Yes Bank chief Rana Kapoor takes over as Assocham president

Yes Bank chief Rana Kapoor takes over as Assocham president

Saturday July 20, 2013, New Delhi

Rana Kapoor, managing director and CEO of Yes Bank, took over as the president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) at the end of the industry bodys 92nd annual general meeting (AGM) in Delhi on Saturday.

RBI chief Duvvuri Subbarao not offered job extension so far

RBI chief Duvvuri Subbarao not offered job extension so far

Saturday July 20, 2013, Moscow

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said on Saturday has not yet been offered to stay on in his job after his five-year term comes to an end in September.

Hiring to witness slight difference from this year: Nasscom

Hiring to witness slight difference from this year: Nasscom

Tuesday July 23, 2013, Chennai

Hiring for IT graduates in the country would witness a slight difference from this year, as hiring patterns have changed and priorities placed on soft skills and domain-based specialisation, a top Nasscom official has said.

IMF Asia Pacific director Anoop Singh to quit

IMF Asia Pacific director Anoop Singh to quit

Friday July 26, 2013, Washington

International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday that its Asia Pacific director Anoop Singh has decided to quit in the coming months.

Raghuram Rajan will be among the youngest to head RBI

Raghuram Rajan will be among the youngest to head RBI

Tuesday August 06, 2013, New Delhi

When noted economist Raghuram G Rajan takes over as Reserve Bank of India Governor next month, he will be among the youngest to occupy the high chair at the apex bank.

Infosys independent director Leo Puri to step down

Infosys independent director Leo Puri to step down

Wednesday August 14, 2013, New Delhi

IT services major Infosys has said one of its independent directors Leo Puri will step down from the board of directors following his appointment as the managing director of UTI Asset Management.

Infosys inducts three members in top decision-making body

Infosys inducts three members in top decision-making body

Monday August 19, 2013, New Delhi

IT services major Infosys said on Monday that it has appointed Ranganath D Mavinakere, Binod Hampapur Rangadore and Nithyanandan Radhakrishnan as members to its executive council, the high level body that frames business strategy for the company.

Arun Mishra gets one-year extension as DGCA chief: report

Arun Mishra gets one-year extension as DGCA chief: report

Wednesday September 11, 2013, New Delhi

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Mishra has been granted a one-year extension till July next year.

TCS rules out pay revision for new joinees in FY15

TCS rules out pay revision for new joinees in FY15

Wednesday October 16, 2013, Mumbai

However, the salary levels for the trainees joining in FY15 would be at the current Rs 3.15-3.25 lakh per annum level, he said, but declined to comment on lateral hiring for FY15.

Sachin Tendulkar outshines Janet Yellen on Time magazine poll

Sachin Tendulkar outshines Janet Yellen on Time magazine poll

Saturday November 16, 2013, New York

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar garnered the maximum number of votes in an online poll by the Time magazine, edging past contenders like Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Federal Reserve head nominee Janet Yellen, who is set to replace Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term ends in January.

The Gates lead Forbes' list of top US philanthropists

The Gates lead Forbes' list of top US philanthropists

Tuesday November 19, 2013, New York

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have topped Forbes' list of America's top 50 philanthropists who have given away the most money in 2012. The billionaire couple donated about $2 billion towards charitable causes last year.

MasterCard's Indian-origin CEO among Fortune's top 50 businessmen

MasterCard's Indian-origin CEO among Fortune's top 50 businessmen

Thursday November 21, 2013, New York

Two Indian-Americans are in Fortune magazine's annual list of the top 50 people in business in 2013.

Janet Yellen clears first Senate hurdle to become next Fed chair

Janet Yellen clears first Senate hurdle to become next Fed chair

Thursday November 21, 2013, Washington

The US Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote.

Vidya Balan roped in by DS Group to represent 'Catch' products

Vidya Balan roped in by DS Group to represent 'Catch' products

Friday November 29, 2013, New Delhi

FMCG company DS Group, which sells food and beverage products under the 'Catch' brand, has roped in Bollywood actress Vidya Balan as brand ambassador for brand Catch.

Forbes India honours Nilekanis, 9 others for philanthropy

Forbes India honours Nilekanis, 9 others for philanthropy

Monday December 02, 2013, New Delhi

As many as 11 people, including members from the influential Nilekani, Bajaj and Godrej families, were honoured by Forbes India for their outstanding contribution towards philanthropy.