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Personalisation to drive digital future in travel

Customer-centric needs will power future advancements in digitisation and technology in the travel and transportation sector, and businesses will have to design their technologies around individualised user experience and safety, both physical and data-related, to grow and retain loyalty, experts said here today.

Kerala set to become knowledge-based society: CM

Kerala is all set to beco­me a knowledge-based society for which the government will put in place all infrastructure and policy framework, chief minister Pi­n­ara­yi Vijayan said, while opening Kerala’s first Global Digital Summit–#FUTU­RE, here on Thursday.

“We have a wide range of highly qualified and skilled human resources and the world class physical and digital infrastructure that can attract the emerging knowledge companies in Kerala,” he said, addressing top business leaders and influencers from across the world at the two-day event.

5 killed in blast on ONGC ship under repair at Cochin Shipyard

An explosion and fire on an ONGC drill ship while it was undergoing repair at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) left five people dead and seven injured today, the CSL said.

The explosion occurred in a front tank of the ONGC vessel Sagar Bhushan at 9.15 am. It could have been due to "gas consolidation (inside the tank)", CSL chairman and Managing Director Madhu S Nair said, citing immediate reason for the blast.

He, however, said that the exact reasons would be known only after a detailed investigation.

Congress facing existential crisis: Jairam Ramesh

The Congress is facing an “existential crisis”, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh has said pitching for “a collective effort” by party leaders to “overcome” the challenges it faced from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.