Telecom

Airtel Payments Bank makes over 100 villages go cashless in West Bengal

Bharti Airtel has expanded its payments bank operations to over 100 villages in West Bengal, helping them reduce dependence on cash as part of the telco’s ambitions to roll out financial services to folks outside the banking system. Airtel Payments Bank, a unit of Bharti Airtel, has also opened over 1.5 lakh savings banks accounts

IT

Infosys Board hikes salary of COO Pravin Rao

The Board of software major Infosys Ltd on Thursday approved pay revision of its Chief Operating Officer (COO) and whole-time Director U.B. Pravin Rao. In a regulatory filing to the BSE, the IT major also said that the Board had recommended the appointment of Additional Director D.N. Prahlad for the approval of the shareholders through

BPO

Essar plans to set up 2,000-seat BPO at Ranchi: Ruia

Essar is planning to set up a BPO facility with a sitting capacity of 2,000 here, and hopes to obtain coal linkages for its 1,200 MW thermal power plant at Tori in Jharkhand, the company’s chairman Shashi Ruia today said. Essar’s outsourcing business Aegis has set up BPO facility at Jamshedpur with 2,500 seating capacity.

Broadcasting

Community radios decry Centre’s position on news broadcasting

Major community radio forums today decried the Centre’s objection to them broadcasting news, asserting that it was time for the government to let go of the “last vestige” of media monopoly. During a discussion held under the aegis of UNESCO here, community radio professionals also alleged that the government was giving in to the pressure

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