Indian liquor brands plan cork stopping for high-end spirit

The Indian liquor industry, mostly the premium segment, is marching towards maturity and style by adopting global practices in packaging, including a slow but steady readiness for cork stopping solutions.

Globally, most of the high-end liquor labels come with best quality corks, made of Cork Oaks grown in Portugal. India has dozens of quality liquor brands, but poor quality packaging, bottling and the use of plastic, guala caps and screw caps make them unappealing to the global consumers.


The American dreams of Indian tech workers seem to be fading away with both their employers and the Trump Administration sending out “travel advisory” kind of messages on a regular basis.

A new policy memo issued by the US government gives blanket permission to USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) to use discretion and deny H-1B visa applications outright without offering any explanation, even without asking for a RFE (request for evidence) or without even issuing a NOID (notice of intent to deny).

Tech can play key role in tax compliance, collection: Premji

The Wipro chairman Azim Premji on Tuesday stressed the use of technology to make voluntary tax submission easy. “Technology can play a key role in significantly increasing the ease of voluntary tax compliance and collection,” said Premji.

Ex-RBI deputy governor cautions against frequent loan waivers

Stressing on maintaining credit discipline, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor R Gandhi on Thursday cautioned governments, including the Centre, against frequently using “administrative tools” of farm loan waivers.

“Whether it is farmers and industrial loan waiver, it has an impact. The governments have to utilise this kind of tool sparingly and rarely. Otherwise, it completely disturbs the credit discipline, and in worst case scenario, financial institutions will not be able to survive,” Gandhi said.

Investments in disruptive tech yielding results: Premji

Wipro chairman Azim Premji on Thursday said the company is witnessing its early investments in ‘disruptive’ technologies in­c­reasingly result in successful outcomes.

“We at Wipro are seeing our early investments in disruptive technologies increasingly result in succ­e­ssful outcomes with clie­nts and markets, wh­ich are early adopters of such new age technologies,” Premji said.

35% organisations lack cyber security experts: Gartner

Despite 95 per cent of CIOs expecting cyber threats to increase over the next three years, only 65 per cent of their organisations currently have a cyber security expert, acc-ording to a Gartner survey.

The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organisations that undergo digitalisation, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation.

Digital culture eludes global enterprises despite huge outlay

Global enterprises are failing to create a strong digital culture needed to bring their employees into digital transformation agendas, found a recent study conducted by French tech major Capgemini.

Despite huge investments in digital transformation initiatives, set to exceed $2 trillion by 2021, organisations feel less equipped with the right leadership capabilities to make digital transformation a success, said a research done by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute, the company’s in-house think-tank on all things digital.

Industry-academia stalemate may hit startups

The biggest missing piece in India’s startup story is the lack of communication and inadequate connect betwe­en industry and academia. The deadlock between these two will hurt the country’s tech startup ecosystem, wh­ich is the third largest in the world, Nasscom, cautions in­d­ustry apex body.

Work, finance issues keep Indians under heavy stress: Study

As high as 89 per cent of the population in India say they are suffering from stress, compared to the global average of 86 per cent, revealed a study by Cigna TTK Health Insurance, a joint venture between US-based health services company Cigna Corporation and India’s TTK Group.