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Indians are going to receive the biggest hikes in the Asia-Pacific next year

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Indians are going to receive the biggest hikes in the Asia-Pacific next year, even if it is only going to be a marginal change from this year’s raise.

The 10% raise that  Indians are slated to receive in 2020 won’t be that much different from the actual increase of 9.9% this year, according to the latest salary budget planning report by UK-based advisory firm Willis Towers Watson.

The firm received  around 4,521 responses from 1,128 companies across 20 markets in Asia Pacific, including 337 from India for this report.

 “Though salary increases in the India still continue to be among the highest in the region, companies are taking a cautious approach and do not intend to make any such significant changes from previous years,” said Rajul Mathur, consulting leader of talent & rewards at Willis Towers Watson, said. “Companies are beginning to make selective skill-based compensation adjustments to cater to requirements around automation and digitisation. ”

Gauging the mood

This year, the hiring sentiment is somewhat very worse than the year before. Fewer companies projected a positive business outlook for the next 12 months over the last year.

With this cautious business outlook, the recruitment efforts are also taking a hit. A mere 22% of the organisations in India plan to add to their headcount compared to 29% last year. If anything, seven in the 10 plan to maintain their current headcounts.

Most sectors like chemicals, high tech, and pharmaceuticals can expect salary increases around the average mark of 10%. The energy, financial services, and consumer products sectors stand out for the highest year-on-year growth.

Making money

Importantly, salaries are set to go up across all the career stages in 2020.

Highlighting a continued shift towards  the variable pay, especially at senior management levels, the survey found that actual variable pay at the executive level increased to 30.7% in 2019 from 20.7% a year ago.

“Attracting and retaining the right talent at leadership positions is commanding higher pay increases as the leadership pool continues to be limited. The increase is mostly in terms of variable pay as there is a greater focus on pay for performance,” said Arvind Usretay, director of rewards at Willis Towers Watson. “Companies are also working towards more robust succession planning.”

The survey found that, on average, 25% of the salary-hike budget is being allocated to the top 11.5% of the performers. This implies that for each rupee allocated to an average or below-average performer, Rs2.16 goes to a top performer, compared to about Rs1.3 last year.

Employers are no longer looking at compensation alone as a key retention driver. A re-emergence of employee benefits is underway. “If the last decade was about compensation…the next could well be about ‘purpose-led benefits’,” Arvind said. “With the employee now seen as a consumer, benefits will expectedly become more segmented, flexible, and targeted.”

Fresh engineering graduates, who are finding it increasingly tough to land a job in India’s $160-billion IT industry with each passing year due to lower levels of hiring, may have to deal with another disappointment this year — their starting salaries are unlikely to see a spike anytime in the near future and will largely remain stagnant at their decade-old levels.

According to human resources heads of top companies such as TCS Infosys and Wipro, as well as several recruiters and experts tracking India’s IT industry, India’s largest outsourcing firms are unlikely to revise fresher-level wages, at a time when spending from top customers such as Citigroup and General Electric is declining and IT firms are scrambling to protect their precious margins, amid rising inflation and cross-currency fluctuations.

More worryingly, experts point out, a huge demand-supply imbalance has tilted the odds squarely in favour of the country’s largest software services firms, with only one job available for every five engineers who are graduating from colleges across the country every year.

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Rhea Chakraborty Arrested, Charged For Consuming Marijuana

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After days of rigorous questioning, Indian actress Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday. The actress has been taken into judicial custody till September 22. NCB has charged the actress for the involvement in procuring and financing the consumption of marijuana for her late boyfriend actor Sushant Singh Rajput along with her brother Showik Chakraborty, house manager Samuel Miranda and cook Dipesh Swant who were arrested earlier.

Charges against Rhea Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty Arrested

Rhea has been booked by NCB under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.  under section 8(c)  dealing with possession and purchase of illegal drugs, 20B(II) for possession, purchase, and transportation of illegal drugs, 27 dealing with financing illicit traffic, 28 dealing with an attempt to commit the offence, and 29 for abetment and criminal conspiracy.

Statement by NCB

NCB has charged her being a part of an “active drug racket” connected with drug suppliers. The agency has said that they have received a lot of information and nobody will be spared. The application by NCB states that all the deliveries of marijuana and other drugs and payment for these drugs were done with complete knowledge of Rhea and even at times, the order and choice of drugs, along with payment have also been done by Rhea herself. She is the tenth person in the list of people arrested. As per the report by NCB Rhea’s brother, Showik has made a statement that he has facilitated the drug delivery through peddler Basit Prihar, Kaizen Ibrahim, and Zaid Vilatra. He has been accused of procuring weed for Rajput from September 2019 to March 2020. The chat messages found on Rhea’s phone which lead to the involvement of NCB when the investigation was carried out by the Enforcement Directorate is prime evidence.

Rhea Chakraborty Bail plea rejected

The national Control bureau has not asked her custody as they have done enough questioning in the last three days. The agency has asked for Rhea to be sent to judicial custody, which means that the accused is put in the custody of the magistrate concerned. The judicial custody will be for 14 days i.e. till September 22. After her arrest rhea has been sent to Sion hospital for medical tests and will be sent to Byculla jail. The session court, today rejected the bail plea for Rhea Chakraborty. She will be again applying for bail in Mumbai high court tomorrow.

Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde termed rhea’s arrest as “ a travesty of justice” and said that the three agencies are hounding an innocent girl just because the man she loved was a drug addict. He was also suffering from mental health issues for years and was getting treatment from almost five famous psychiatrists of Mumbai and attempted suicide by taking illegal drugs”. Many Netizens and Bollywood celebrities have also come to Rhea’s rescue by saying it a witch-hunt and have shown disagreement for the unfair treatment done with Rhea by central agencies and the media.

Final words

With the arrest of Rhea Chakraborty, a new case has come into the light of drug cartel in Bollywood. However, a clear distinction needs to be made that the case of the reason for the death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput. CBI and NCB are currently working in the case.

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Top 10 Quotes from India’s Former President Pranab Mukherjee

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Top 10 Quotes from India’s Former President Pranab Mukherjee

On 31 August, Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee took his last breath. He was known for his efficient administrative skills, role as a politician and eloquent speaking. His visionary quotes and inspirational lifestyle are inspirational for many. As the President of India, he has always been seen as a respectable figure by the countrymen and on his death, the Prime Minister has announced seven-day mourning.

Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of India

Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India and in his five-decade-old political career, he is known to hold a number of portfolios including finance, defence, foreign affairs, shipping, revenue, communication, transport, economic affairs and industry. He was awarded Bharat Ratna for his services to the nation in 2019 by current President, Ram Nath Kovind. Some of the major acts for which he is known to include SmarTgram project, the inauguration of the first phase of solarization project in President’s estate and conversion of The Stables and The Coach House into a magnificent museum in his tenure. He took his last breath at Army’s research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi. The main cause of his death was a lung infection.

Inspirational quotes

Pranab Mukherjee was a wonderful orator. He was a visionary man with an optimistic outlook. Here a few quotes by him which clearly portray his vision and thoughts.

Thoughts about the political system

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Quote about the Constitution of India

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Views about women empowerment

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Quote about himself

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The way to achieve development

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Views about Poverty

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The four pillars of development and work culture of a nation

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What leads to the dilution of national identity?

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Views about secularism

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The most abusive humiliation

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Pranab Mukherjee was one of the visionaries who played a very important role in Indian Political system both as a part of active politics by being a minister and also as the President of India. He will always be remembered for the services rendered by him for the nation.

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‘Black Panther’ Star, Chadwick Boseman, Dies Of Colon Cancer, Aged 42

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2020 is continuously giving bad news. Recently, Chadwick Boseman, the actor famous for his role as Black Panther in marvel series died at the age of 42. The cause of death is colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman has played several iconic roles in Hollywood. He has always given a famous speech at 2019’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Chadwick’s death has been confirmed by his family through his social media handle.

Chadwick and his iconic performances

Chadwick Boseman is best known for his performance as Black Panther in Marvel Series. Bur he has also played several iconic roles. He is best known for his roles as baseball player Jackie Robinson, music icon James Brown, and Marvel superhero T’Challa also known as Black Panther. Chadwick was born and raised in South Carolina.  He has studied directing at Howard University. After his education, he soon began his acting career playing historic Black icons like Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, Brown in getting on Up, and Robinson in 42.

Boseman’s speech about Black Panther’s legacy

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Boseman delivered a famous speech about the representation and legacy of Black Panther at 2019’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. In his speech, he said, “We know what it’s like to be told there’s not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on. We know what it’s like to be the tail, but not the head. We know what it’s like to be beneath, but not above. And that is what we went to work with every day. Because we knew not that we would be around during awards season or that it would make a billion dollars, but we knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world — that we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing.”

Confirmation of death

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Chadwick’s death has been confirmed by his family on his Twitter handle. They confirmed that Chadwick Boseman was suffering from colon cancer, the fourth stage. He was diagnosed with stage three of colon cancer in the year 2016 and it progressed with time. The statement says, “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement said. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. “It was the honour of his career to bring T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”

Final Words

It is a hard time as a superhero in real life has lost us. He has managed to work better everyday battling with cancer but cancer won the battle. Chadwick was a real hero who is still alive in the hearts of his family, friends and fans. He will always be remembered for his iconic performances.

 

 

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KFC Gets Rid Of Iconic Tagline ‘It’s Finger-Lickin’ Good’ After 64 Years In View Of The Pandemic

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Whenever someone says ‘It’s Finger-Lickin’ Good’, KFC is what comes to our mind. This 64 year old and of one of the most successful food chains in the market has decided to get rid of its iconic tagline due to coronavirus. As the number of cases is rising day by day, the food chain has shown its concern and changed its tagline which was not at all in the purview of safety measures prescribed. However, the global chief marketing officer of KFC has assured that the tagline has been suspended temporarily only and it will be brought back once situation will restore to normal.

Reason of suspending tagline

KFC gets rid of iconic tagline 'It's Finger-Lickin' Good'

The main reason behind suspending the iconic tagline of KFC was the ongoing pandemic. The tagline was not following the safety measures prescribed during a pandemic. On Monday, when KFC announced that it will be suspending its slogan, it also called it “most inappropriate slogan for 2020”. In a statement, the company said, “Think we can all agree, this year has been like no other and, right now, our slogan doesn’t feel quite right. So, for that reason, we’ll be pressing pause on using it in our advertising, for a little while.” As the safety measures include not touching face or eyes with unwashed hands, KFC found it’s slogan inappropriate for this year.

Statement of Global Chief Officer at KFC

KFC gets rid of iconic tagline

Catherine Tan-Gillespie, the global chief officer at KFC has made a statement regarding the slogan. She has also assured the customer that the only tagline is changing but the food will remain the same. Her statements also made it clear that the suspension of a tagline is temporary and it will be restored once this pandemic situation will be over. In her statement, she said, “We find ourselves in a unique situation — having an iconic slogan that doesn’t quite fit in the current environment. While we are pausing the use of ‘It’s Finger-Lickin’ Good’, rest assured the food craved by so many people around the world isn’t changing one bit.

KFC as a global brand

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KFC has been one of the most successful food chains of restaurants in the global market. It is popular in almost every corner of the world. But as a global brand, the responsibility of the food chain company is also great. The part is that KFC realizes this responsibility and has taken steps by keeping it in mind.

Final Words

The Global cases for Coronavirus are increasing and this is a matter of concern. What KFC has done is an example of Corporative Social Responsibility and the other big brands should also realize this as well. Customers are very happy at this decision of KFC as the brand has taken favourable steps for their safety. All we can do now is praise KFC and pray for the situation to get normal so that we can once again enjoy listening to the iconic tagline of KFC.

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Sonu Sood Keeps His Promise, Opens A Martial Arts Training School For Pune’s ‘Warrior Aaji’

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Sonu sood Opens A Martial Arts Training School For Pune's 'Warrior Aaji'

A few weeks back, video of Pune’s ‘Warrior Aaji’ while performing martial arts on street got viral on social media for her swift martial art and lathi skills. The fact that she is 85 years old and performs just like a young performer made her more popular. If you remember her, you must also be remembering the fact that Sonu Sood had tweeted that he wanted to open a martial arts school for her. Sonu Sood has kept his promise and our Warrior Aaji has a small martial arts school in Pune.

Sonu Sood’s tweet

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As the video of 85-year-old Aaji got viral on social media, netizens began to praise her for her skills. She used to perform martial arts on the streets of Pune to sustain herself and her family. As her video got viral, it reached our hero Sonu Sood who tweeted that he wanted to open a martial arts school with her so that she could train the women of our country and teach them self defence measures. At that time, everyone praised Sonu Sood for this announcement. Though everyone was sure that Sonu Sood will keep his promise but no one knew that he will open a school for her so soon. He kept his promise and inaugurated her school on the holy occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Reaction of Aaji

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In a recent video, Aaji said that her dream has been fulfilled by Sonu and she has named her school after him. In another video, some kids are seen practising with her. She will be teaching methods of self-defence and martial arts to women and young girls in her school. The main idea of Sonu Sood was to enable her to train females in the art of self-defence with the support of Aaji. Even at the age of 85, Aaji’s gestures are quite active and swift. She is an inspiration for many.

One more humanitarian act by Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood, the real-life hero who has played a very important role and sending migrants to their home towns has proved once again that humanity is alive. On the basis of humanitarian concerns, he helped Aaji and set an example for every Indian to help others. This act of Sonu Sood has been gaining praise from the public through social media platforms.

Final Words

This act of kindness done by Sonu Sood has made us believe in the existence of instincts of humanity among people. As now our Warrior Aaji has got her own martial arts school, we are quite sure that she will be producing more warriors and talented students in the field of martial arts. Also, Sonu’s dream of opening a school in which Aaji will train women in martial arts for self-defence is not too far. Aaji will be soon starting classes in her school. From this incident, this clear, India needs more Sonu Sood.

 

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