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Killer cotton: Fashion’s parasitic relationship with Indian farmers

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Startpreneurs’ Fav Newsletter

It is said that you can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support. Support is important. And today, as we look back at 2018, we would like to give our thanks to you, our readers and viewers.

Saying thanks is just as important. Because feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping up a gift but not giving it.

So, let’s take the time today to thank those who supported you throughout the year, and the ones who stuck around no matter what.

And, as we walk into 2019, hand in hand, let’s promise to do better and to do it together!

Cheers,

Team YourStory

Stories you shouldn’t miss

Digital boom should mean wonders for the banking sector, right? Ironically, a great many financial institutions in rural India are yet to experience this technological wave due to expensive banking tech. Bengaluru-based Teknospire is trying to change this scenario. Founded by Vishal Gupta in 2016, Teknospire offers banking software as a solution over the cloud, “bank in a box”, and has already signed up over 10 banking institutions in Africa and Asia and two Indian financial institutions.

Ola’s year in a review! It has been a blessed year for Ola, the ride-hailing company, which forayed into international markets starting with Australia and then moving to the UK and later New Zealand. Aside from international expansion, the company also took time out to focus on Foodpanda – the Rocket Internet-backed foodtech platform it acquired in December 2017. Of course, there were some hurdles in between with driver protests and strikes, but Ola ended the year with a bang, investing $100 million in scooter-sharing app Vogo.

Just hand it over to him – 2018 belongs to Elon Musk. The serial tech entrepreneur has been quite a polarising figure this year, thanks to his incredible achievements (both underground and in the outer space), candid interviews, and no-holds-barred tweets. On one hand, Musk turned heads with Falcon Heavy launch and the newly-unveiled test tunnel; and on the other hand, he drew flak over his social media posts and his run-in with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Here’s a look at all his news-making moments from this year.

Who doesn’t know of Uber? The ride-hailing behemoth enjoys undivided popularity in almost every major geography, even adding newer pins on the map with time. Except for the European (and certain other) market, though, where Uber faces stiff competition from the Estonia-based startup Taxify. Currently available in 57 cities across Europe and Africa, Taxify has close to 15 million users globally. And this year, the startup also raised $175 million funding led by German-automotive giant Daimler, taking its valuation to $1 billion.

While there were no late-stage deals this time, eight early-stage deals, debt and other funding managed to take the total amount of money raised above $120 million this week. Bengaluru-based home interiors startup Design Cafe led the race by raising Series B round of Rs 200 crore ($28.5 million) from private equity firm WestBridge Capital along with existing investor Fireside Ventures.

“Photography is an important medium for documenting wildlife” With wildlife conservation and love for photography at the heart of the idea, Navin Raj, a former customer relations officer at Indigo Airlines, founded NatWin in 2015. A few years in operation, the travel company now organises around 25 wildlife trips to nature parks across India and Africa each month along with annual photography exhibitions. As co-founder Navin quips, “Photography can be not just a passion, but an important medium for documenting our precious wildlife.”

Designed to provide an opportunity to entrepreneurs to build innovative products and solutions for the Media and Entertainment space, Esselerator programme enables early and growth stage startups to build POC to win commercial contracts and also equity investment from Essel Group. 2019 might bring you bigger success and growth through Esselerator 2.0. Applications close on December 31, 2018. Apply Now!

CSR For The War Veterans of India – The CSR Journal

India Inc. showed a rise of 47 per cent in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spendings in 2017-18 compared to 2014-15, according to the KPMG India CSR Reporting Survey 2018. However, according to the survey, the CSR expenditure by Indian companies on war veterans this year accounted to only 7 crores, significantly less compared to 31 crores the previous year.

Indian armed forces are active not only during wars but also during natural disasters, rescue operations or adversities. It is reported that about 25,000 military personnel have been martyred in fighting for the country. This noble sacrifice for the nation turns out to be a huge calamity for the families or these veterans.

Apart from this, the retired army people have spent the golden years of their lives in serving the nation. After retirement, they deserve to be taken care of by the countrymen.

Since the corporates do not have an immediate connection with these veterans, they do not benefit from most of the CSR initiatives. In order to correct this, the organisations can take up several initiatives for the benefit of war widows and army veterans.

The war veterans are often not very skilled in civil jobs. The skill development program for war veterans can help them settle in the civil world smoothly and can make them confident to stand on their own feet. This also applies for war widows. Skilling them can ensure that they are able to make ends meet.

Providing them with employment is another thing that corporates can do for the welfare of the veterans and their families. This includes even giving them preferential treatment by creating space for them in the organization.

Rewarding these veterans to recognize the service they have done for the nation in form of cash or kind on special days each year, is also doable by the corporates.

These few gestures by the corporates can make a huge difference in the lives of our national heroes and their families.

via CSR For The War Veterans of India – The CSR Journal

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HR Tech and Startups in 2018: The year that was

HR Tech and Startups in 2018: The year that was

How was the year 2018 for startups in the HR tech space in India when it comes to adoption and talent? Read on to find out. Read more

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2018 in review: Talent demands for AI, big data led to job cuts in telecom sector

2018 in review: Talent demands for AI, big data led to job cuts in telecom sector

Mergers, price wars and demand for new skills led to disappearing jobs and creation of new roles in the telecom sector. A look back at how the year 2018 was for this industry. Read more

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Manufacturing 2018 - The year in review

Manufacturing 2018 – The year in review

How has the manufacturing sector progressed concerning jobs, talent and work in 2018? Here is the look into the year it was-2018 for this sector. Read more

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The year that was – 2018 in the IT sector

The year that was – 2018 in the IT sector

From hiring local talent in the United States, to launching large scale re-skilling programs, here are some of the key highlights of the IT sector. Read more

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BEST STORIES OF THE YEAR
Top 10 trending stories of 2018 by People Matters

Top 10 trending stories of 2018 by People Matters

We deep dive into analytics and pick the most trending stories that were enjoyed by our readers in 2018. Read more

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MAJOR MOVEMENTS
Tata Sons appoints Nupur Mallick as HR Chief

Tata Sons appoints Nupur Mallick as HR Chief

Nupur Mallick will replace S Padmanabhan, who had been in the role for past 18 months. Read more

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Ex Sun Pharma CHRO Yashwant Mahadik starts new innings

Ex Sun Pharma CHRO Yashwant Mahadik starts new innings

In January 2018, Yashwant Mahadik resigned from his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Sun Pharma. The Indian drug major appointed Mahadik, to lead HR initiative in August 2015 Read more

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Capgemini’s CHRO - Global Head of HR to join Cognizant

Capgemini’s CHRO – Global Head of HR to join Cognizant

In his new role, which will begin from the 1st week of August, he will be responsible for managing human resources at the global level of the digital operations of Cognizant. Read more

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Johnson & Johnson’s CHRO joins Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) Pvt Ltd

Johnson & Johnson’s CHRO joins Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) Pvt Ltd

The new CHRO will be responsible for managing human resources at the manufacturing and distribution arm of The Coca-Cola Company in India and will be based out of Bangalore. Read more

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President and CHRO at Tata Motors steps down

President and CHRO at Tata Motors steps down

Gajendra Chandel has decided to take on his entrepreneurial dream and help startups and entrepreneurs to grow Read more

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HOLIDAY READINGS
Season’s Teachings: What the HR should have learnt from 2018

Season’s Teachings: What the HR should have learnt from 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, let’s take a moment to look at the year that was and what insight and learning it provided for the people who operate the people landscape. What did the HR get to learn form 2018? Read more

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2019 - Year of the Happy Employee!

2019 – Year of the Happy Employee!

Every person who is part of the organization, no matter the level, is a brand ambassador who can deliver an authentic message about the advantages of working at your company. Read more

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The best of People Matters Webcast- 2018

The best of People Matters Webcast- 2018

This piece presents you with the list of top webcasts for HR professionals that stirred conversations among the HR leaders in the year 2018. Read more

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Best Books 2018 - These were the standout books on ‘People and Work’

Best Books 2018 – These were the standout books on ‘People and Work’

Find out what Adam Grant, Tara O’Sullivan, Abhijit Bhaduri had to say to People Matters about their best reads of the year. Read more

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