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    Aviation will see recovery by early 2021: Hardeep Singh Puri

    As far as domestic civil aviation is concerned, the recovery since we opened on May 25 has been steady and predictable, Civil Aviation Minister said.

    I’ll write what i have to. If I worry about others, it’s better not to write at all: S Hareesh

    When it comes to caste and, particularly, communalism, Kerala is relatively better. When it comes to gender, in some matters, I feel, the north is better, says S Hareesh, author of the Malayalam novel Meesha.

    Mental health conversations must rise to the top of CEOs' agenda, says Oracle's Emily He

    “Mental health issues have to rise to the top of any CHRO or CEO's agenda because unless their employees feel connected with the workplace or feel engaged in their work the employees cannot be productive. And in the long run, this is going to impact the result of the business,” Emily He, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud HCM, tell ET's Rica Bhattacharyya.

    Our offline business has already doubled versus pre-Diwali period: Manu Jain, MD at Xiaomi India

    "Last year was the best year for us. And this year, we have seen 15-20% growth over last year during Diwali sales. There was a huge surge in online sales across platforms. Slowly and gradually offline is also picking up," said Manu Jain.

    We need the wind market to pick up again before this becomes a difficult situation for all of us: Regional Leader, GE Wind Energy

    "In terms of order intake we closed at a gigawatt. We’re okay so far, we’ve done reasonably well on the back of existing volume. But we need the market to pick up again before this becomes a difficult situation for all of us," said Gilan Sabatier.

    There has been a complete shift in the workspace: Satish Kumar, Accor

    There has been a shift in the workspace as the environment called for taking up multiple roles and stepping up to work across departments. For the next year as well, we will be looking for employees who are willing to work in an unconventional culture and are willing to be flexible and agile, Satish said.

    Global movement Women in Tech to open India chapter: Ayumi Moore Aoki

    "Women are Tech's most untapped resource. According to Eurostat, just 17% of people in STEM roles across Europe are female, and only 5% of leadership positions in the industry are held by women. Not only is creating diverse teams ethical, and will drive more economic growth, but future proofing the job opportunities of women will ensure sustainable communities worldwide."

    Those who at some point took oath on constitution must uphold its dignity: Manoj Sinha

    "The Delimitation Commission is doing its job. Some people are unnecessarily trying to mislead. Besides J&K, there are four northeast states for which delimitation is being done. Once that’s over, the Election Commission is empowered to conduct elections," said Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha

    Stimulus a continuous exercise, more interventions at the right time: Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Finance secretary

    "We have announced PLI (Production-Linked Incentive) scheme for some sectors. We have received some suggestions about whether PLI can be expanded to some more areas. The government will respond, as this scheme is differently designed," Bhushan said.

    There’s now one more category of minorities – Indians who are targeted because they dissent: Romila Thapar

    Thapar reminds us, familiar with dissent, that "dissent is not imported from the West", and that Hinduism is not a “single, continuous, unchanging institution” but “a series of reformulated institutions, as with all religions since religions also experience changes with changed historical contexts”.

    Visibility and stability of regulation is of paramount importance: EDF Group Senior Executive

    Visibility and stability of regulation is of paramount importance: EDF Group Senior Executive

    Despite the challenges the Paris based energy company faces in India, it is set to continue investing in the subcontinent, says its Senior Executive Vice President of Renewable Energies in an interview with ET.

    BJP-JDU is a win-win social coalition, not just poll alliance, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    BJP-JDU is a win-win social coalition, not just poll alliance, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the BJP’s alliance with the JDU is not a political, but a win-win social coalition.

    The coming year will unlock many opportunities for IT industry: Aalok Kumar, CEO, NEC India

    The coming year will unlock many opportunities for IT industry: Aalok Kumar, CEO, NEC India

    Kumar believes India’s time has come as he speaks about the company’s recent rebranding, dealing with the Covid months and the country's digital transformation.

    True North eyes bio-ethanol investment, acquires Synata Bio in India

    True North eyes bio-ethanol investment, acquires Synata Bio in India

    This partnership claims to provide much cheaper ethanol production from coal, TNVP's founder Michael Ahearn told ET.

    Even if BJP gets more seats this time, Nitishji will be the Bihar CM: Fadnavis

    Even if BJP gets more seats this time, Nitishji will be the Bihar CM: Fadnavis

    We are at a comfortable position, despite LJP trying to create confusion. BJP, JDU, HAM and VIP are part of NDA. Any other party in the fray are in the opposition, says Fadnavis, BJP’s Bihar poll in-charge.

    Corporate wheels could rev up by the second quarter of next fiscal: Randstad India chief Paul Dupuis

    Corporate wheels could rev up by the second quarter of next fiscal: Randstad India chief Paul Dupuis

    "The pie is changing. There is a big need for temp staff in the IT industry who can be onboarded and can work remotely. There is demand from anyone who is going digital and looking for chatbots, CRM (customer relationship management), ecommerce and e-payments," Dupuis said.

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