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Hyderabad, Nov 30: TiE Global in collaboration with the US Embassy on Thursday announced launch of AIRSWEE 2.0, its marquee programme for empowering women through entrepreneurship in 30 Tier 2 and 3 cities in India.

The aim of All India Road Show for Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEE) is to educate, train and inspire women in small Indian cities to consider entrepreneurship as a feasible and rewarding career path.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), news agency IANS reported.

TiE Global, a non-profit organization with the mission of escalating entrepreneurship at global front, won a award of $125,000 from the US Department of State for its second phase. Last year, the price money was $140,000.

Seema Chaturvedi, Chairperson Project AIRSWEE, said AIRSWEE 1.0 initiated last year and empowered 125 women mentors from 27 Indian cities.

Based on the significant impact created by it, TiE Global received fund from the US Embassy to conduct mentorship based programme to boost women entrepreneurship in India for a second year, she asserted.

Under Project AIRSWEE 2.0, TiE Global will conduct four-day workshops in cities including Baroda, Hubli, Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow and Patna. Each workshop city will host 30 mentee participants for a total of 150 selected mentees.

TiE Global is seeking to create a significant multiplier effect by creating a pay-it-forward culture by requiring each of these 150 mentees to mentor at least two mentees each. “This will create a ripple effect of at least 450 empowered women entrepreneurs,” she said.

During the first phase, workshops took place in Coimbatore, Warangal, Jaipur, Nagpur and Durgapur.

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ICPA seeks ‘one rank one pay’ for AI pilots

According to ICPA, from October 2017, the Air India management had started paying a section of wide-body pilots an ad-hoc amount at par with the new proposal which is yet to be approved by the ministry.

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New Delhi, Oct 17 ; The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) on Tuesday sought ‘one rank one pay’ for all the pilots of the national passenger carrier Air India.

In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, ICPA urged the ministry to address the pilots’ pay parity issue which is the legacy of Air India-Indian Airlines merger that took place more than a decade ago.

According to ICPA, from October 2017, the Air India management had started paying a section of wide-body pilots an ad-hoc amount at par with the new proposal which is yet to be approved by the ministry.

The letter alleges that half of the flying allowance paid to wide-body pilots is still being paid in fixed US dollar exchange rate of Rs 45.50, while the present US dollar exchange rate has reached an all time high of Rs 74.

As per the letter, while majority of Air India pilots are paid international layover subsistence allowance on actual international night stops ($200), a section of wide body pilots continue to receive a fixed monthly international layover allowance irrespective of number of international night stops undertaken.

“We fail to understand as to why the top management has turned a blind eye to this issue which is bleeding the national carrier of high value foreign exchange,” the October 16 letter said.

“In spite of being in the know of the US dollars being paid to these pilots at an exchange rate of INR 45.50, the Director (Operations) has taken no initiative to correct the wrong for reasons best known to him,” it said.

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Sensex opens 140 points up, Nifty at 11,550

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Mumbai, Oct 16: The 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex on Tuesday opened in the positive territory tracking similar cues from its Asian peers.

Healthy buying was witnessed in auto, healthcare and capital goods counters.

The Sensex of the BSE opened at 35,004.33 points from its previous close at 34,865.10 points on Monday.

At 9.20 a.m., the Sensex traded at 35,006.10 points up by 141 points or 0.40 per cent.

The broader 50-scrip Nifty at National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 10,550.15 points after closing at 10,512.50 points.

The Nifty traded at 10,545.00 points during the morning trade session, up 32.50 points and 0.31 per cent.

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NDTV, Airtel launch live channel

This partnership with Airtel allows us to use to dream potential the possibilities of digital and telecom technology.

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New Delhi, Oct 15 : Media firm NDTV on Monday announced its partnership with telecom service provider Bharti Airtel to launch live channel “NDTV HOP”.

The live channel for smartphones comes in portrait (vertical) mode with exclusive content for Airtel TV users.

“NDTV is valued and recognised for creating and launching terrific new content in the online space,” Suparna Singh, Group CEO, NDTV, said in a statement.

“This partnership with Airtel allows us to use to dream potential the possibilities of digital and telecom technology,” Singh added.

NDTV HOP would offer instant access to digital content covering the latest from news, Bollywood, auto, technology, pop-Culture, online deals, fashion and much more.

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