Weekly Wrap-up: Vistara Air, IRCTC Next-Gen E-ticketing, Flipkart FEMA Violations & More…


It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Did you know that one bad hiring decision, if not rectified within 6 months – the cost of replacement of that employee is two and a half times the person’s annual salary? Here are 5 Ways You Can Eliminate Bad Hiring Decisions.

Both Gmail and Yahoo Mail have silently made phone numbers as a mandatory requirement to create new email accounts on their platform.

Xiaomi’s Global VP, Hugo Barra has now apologized in a Google+ Update, which points to the fact that their cloud messaging service was indeed sending data to their servers in China.

Uber, one of the newest entrant in the competitive Indian Taxi market is disrupting it with their humble mobile application and other existing players seem to be running for cover!

After collaborating with Air Asia for launching low cost airlines in India, Tata has now finalized it’s joint venture with Singapore Airlines to launch a luxury airlines service: ‘Vistara’; which means ‘limitless expanse’ in Sanskrit.

Indian Telecom Industry grew by a healthy rate of 10.8 percent thanks the robust growth witnessed in services space. In FY2013-14, Indian telecom Industry registered total revenues of Rs. 429,087 crore are compared to Rs 387,298 crore in the previous financial year.

NewEgg.com, the much loved e-commerce site, especially for PC hardware and components is now available for Indian shoppers.

Xiaomi has created a new standard for online phones sale . Despite making a tedious procedure of registration, Mi3 is getting the unprecedented love of the people. The company has launched the phone in batches and each batch has not lasted more than a few seconds

Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda will be launching new revamped IRCTC next generation e-ticketing system today (13 August). The new system has been running in pilot mode on nget.irctc.co.in for quite sometime now and some of you may have already experienced it

Robin Williams, the enchanting comedian-actor died at the age of 63. Here are 5 Entrepreneurial Insights Which Robin Williams Shared Unknowingly with the world

Android world has been fragmented. It is android app developers’ worst nightmare, but they have to live with it hoping for things to get better. Here is how the Android distribution chart looks like now

Going forward Gmail will be blocking all such similar looking letters. Gmail wants to stay one step ahead of spammers and they have identified suspicious combinations of letters that could be misleading, and Gmail will now begin rejecting email with such combinations.

According to latest Wealth-X report, India’s top 5 billionaires – Ambani, Premji, Shanghvi, Mittal & Mistry Own Half of Total Billionaire’s Wealth in India

Shashank Singh and Amol Gupta have used technology to bring a social revolution in India as they have launched their Android mobile application: ‘Helping Faceless’, using which you can help such children and stop child trafficking.

Here is a comprehensive guide for an entrepreneur to effectively manage and engage their employees at workplace!

Finally, Enforcement Directorate seems to have hit upon hard evidence showing that India’s poster boy E-commerce company, Flipkart, being guilty of violating FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act).

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