Campus Recruitment Sees Upswing Women Bag Top Offers from Internet Giants

first_imgFacebook has made an offer of ₹1.42 crore to three students of IIT-B, including a woman. The social networking site has selected two women amongst its five candidates. IIT Kharagpur too saw a woman amongst the top three placements.Coding has emerged as a key talent sought by international majors and usually students from the computer science department bag the top offers. However women enrolling in the course has historically been low, reported The Times of India.The current placement running throughout the premier institutes in the country has seen women emerging paymasters, having received pay packages on par with their male counterparts.Facebook and Google vied for top talent, offering base salaries of ₹65,00,000 or little above $100,000 and also enticed students with signing bonuses and stock offerings, doubling pay to as high as ₹1.42 crore or almost $225,000.Base salary for coders across companies stand at ₹65,00,000, which is where most students found support.Sources say that 2014 has seen a significant jump in the number of offers made in the first two days of recruitment activity, with about 350 companies registering for the privilege. While bigwigs Google and Facebook have been the most prominent names heard, Visa and Goldman Sachs, from the finance industry, too managed to hire key resources.Samsung Korea, apparently has emerged as the second highest paymaster, offering an overall package of ₹93,00,000.The second day of recruitment saw Cisco, Samsung India, Amazon and Oracle, and Yahoo Japan amongst others vie for talent. Start-ups have also emerged as recruiters offering good packages to the students.last_img read more

What Trump Putin expect from Helsinki summit

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 11 November, 2017 US president Donald Trump chats with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang. Photo: AFPRussian president Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Finland on Monday for their first one-on-one summit.With relations between their two countries at lows not seen since the Cold War, the pair will have their work cut out to bring anything positive out of the meeting.What are Moscow and Washington actually hoping to get from the talks?The view from MoscowThe fact that the meeting is happening at all is already a win for the Kremlin, which has long sought a summit but has been pushed back by Washington, analyst Andrei Baklitsky said.The conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as alleged meddling in the US election and Western sanctions are bones of contention between the countries. Baklitsky said he expected few “groundbreaking decisions” from the summit.A joint declaration was as much as anyone could hope for, he added.Political analyst Alexei Malashenko suggested that for Putin, the meeting was “an informal recognition of Russia as a great power”.Putin might try to convince Trump to take a “more flexible” position on war-ravaged Syria in the hope that Washington would be less active in the country, Malashenko said.Any compromise on that region would be seen as a victory for Moscow, he added.The US will want to convince Moscow that Iranian forces should leave Syria, but Putin is “probably not ready” to jeopardise relations with Tehran over the issue, he said.In any case the topic is easier for the two leaders to discuss than the ongoing conflict in the east of ex-Soviet Ukraine, which is a much more sensitive issue for Russia.In terms of election meddling, Baklitsky said Russia would deny-as it long has-interfering in the 2016 US presidential vote that brought Trump to power.But Moscow might be willing to issue a joint statement pledging not to carry out any such activity in the future.The view from WashingtonUS analysts suggested the value for Trump was in putting himself at the centre of US foreign policy.“He wants to be perceived as the one who makes these decisions, that he makes them unilaterally, that he is the crucial dealmaker,” said William Pomeranz, deputy director of the Wilson Centre’s Kennan Institute.“It’s the perception that is the most important for Trump rather than what he actually receives,” he told AFP.Pomeranz anticipated a joint statement coming out of the meeting.Alina Polyakova, a foreign policy fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, agreed that Trump would use the summit as an opportunity to boost his domestic standing.“What will Trump be able to sell as a win with Russia? Basically that ‘Obama has screwed up this relationship and I’ve made it right’,” she said.“’Russia is not a threat to us because I’ve personally made this connection with Putin and we see eye-to-eye.’”But William Courtney, an adjunct senior fellow at the non-partisan Rand Corporation in Washington, said Trump might try to secure some minor deliverable agreements.He cited as examples the possible re-opening of the US consulate in Saint Petersburg and the Russian one in San Francisco.It was less likely that Trump might try to strike some sort of grand bargain with Russia, such as recognition of Russian-annexed Crimea in return for Moscow using its influence to get Iranian militias out of Syria, Courtney said.Olga Oliker, senior adviser and director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, said there were three mutually beneficial topics the two leaders could discuss.These would be the extension of the new START arms reduction treaty, the protection of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and the establishment of better military-to-military communications on a range of topics.Here is a summary of the sticking points between the two powers:Russian ‘meddling’Since the start of Trump’s presidency, relations have been tainted by allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election and suspicions that the billionaire’s campaign team colluded with the Kremlin.Russia has denied any interference. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has insisted that Trump at his meeting with Putin “will make clear that meddling in our elections is completely unacceptable.”Ahead of the summit, 12 Russian military intelligence agents were indicted for hacking Democrats during the election.War in UkraineAlong with its Western allies, the US accuses Moscow of providing military support to pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine. Russia denies this.Washington long resisted providing lethal weapons to Ukraine, fearing this could exacerbate the conflict, but in March the US approved a deal to sell anti-tank missiles to Kiev, angering Russia.Trump has made evasive comments on whether Washington might recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.Syria quagmireAir strikes on Syria by the US and its allies in April 2017 and April 2018 in response to alleged chemical attacks by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have infuriated Russia.In February, Moscow said a number of Russian civilians were killed by US-led coalition bombing. These were reportedly mercenaries fighting alongside pro-regime forces.Disarmament feudsThe US and Russia have accused each other of breaking international agreements over disarmament.In March, Putin boasted Russia has developed new “invincible” weapons including hypersonic missiles and unmanned submarines.The Pentagon in February called for a revamp of the US nuclear arsenal and development of new low-yield atomic weapons.Moscow condemned the new US nuclear policy as “bellicose” and “anti-Russian.”Tensions over NATOMoscow views NATO’s moves to beef up its eastern defences as aggressive steps aimed at encircling Russia.Russia is also concerned at NATO plans launched in 2010 for a European missile shield that is due to be completed in 2020 with installations in Romania and Poland.Trump has lashed out at other NATO allies, urging them to spend more on defence.Iran nuclear dealTrump’s unilateral decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal signed in 2015 after lengthy negotiations and to reimpose sanctions on Iran left both Russia and the West flabbergasted.Russia, which has close ties both with Syria and Iran, has said European countries must “jointly defend their legal interests” in the deal.North KoreaRussia reacted positively to a June 12 meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They signed a joint declaration but did not achieve any concrete breakthroughs on Pyongyang’s nuclear activities.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov afterwards told state news agency RIA Novosti: “We very much hope that he (Trump) starts the process of de-escalating tensions.”Spy poisoningThe United States this year joined in a wave of expulsions of Russian diplomats from various countries over the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain, which London blamed on Moscow.Trade warRussia in early July raised import duties on some US imported goods in response to steep tariffs announced by the US on its steel and aluminium, part of a global trade war.last_img read more

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and His Top 5 Tips for Excellence

first_img Don’t just be a shepherd, following somebody else’s vision and ideas. New models, new forms, new thinking is what we need. You all have a chance to make an original contribution. You don’t need to become an aid worker or a teacher. You don’t need to be an engineer. Everyone can make their mark by creating new standards of brilliance and innovation. 3 min read Do not be afraid to fail. And do not be afraid to succeed. There’s an old Italian phrase I like, it’s used to describe especially daring circus performers — they do the salto mortale. It means they do a somersault on a tightrope, without a net. Graduates, do this. Be brave. Work without a net. I promise you, you will land on your feet. Find a way to say “Yes” to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learning a new language, picking up a new sport. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new and make a difference in your life — and likely in others’ lives as well. Yes lets you stand out in a crowd, to be the optimist, to stay positive, to be the one everyone comes to for help, for advice or just for fun. Yes is what keeps us all young. It’s a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now June 8, 2012 Editor’s Note: As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we at thought it fitting to check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation’s top entrepreneurs. Here’s the fourth installment in a week-long, five-part series on top tips from entrepreneurs’ commencement addresses. Click here for inspiring words from Oprah Winfrey , Mike Bloomberg , Salman Khan and Luma Mufleh.Ok, so Eric Schmidt isn’t an entrepreneur in the traditional sense. He didn’t start up his own tech company, for instance. He did however lead one of the biggest but still entrepreneurial companies around, Google. He is also the founding partner Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital firm in Palo Alto, Calif.At his speech to Boston University grads on May 20, he spoke of the power of technology and the still very present need for human ingenuity. “Technology doesn’t work on its own. It’s just a tool,” Schmidt said in his commencement address. “You are the ones who harness its power. And that requires innovation and entrepreneurship.”Here are Schmidt’s five tips for young entrepreneurs: Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ignore the naysayers in others and yourself. For those who say you’re thinking too big, be smart enough not to listen. For those who say the odds are too small, be dumb enough to give it a shot. And for those who ask, how can you do that? Look them in the eyes and say, I’ll figure it out. For the unedited version of Schmidt’s commencement address, watch below. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free You can’t let technology rule you. Take at least one hour a day and turn your technology off. Go dark. Shut it down. Learn where the OFF button is. Have a conversation — a real conversation — with the friends who make you think, with the family who makes you laugh. Life is not lived in the glow of a monitor. Life is not a series of status updates. Life is not about your friend count — it’s about the friends you can count on.last_img read more

Learn earn rewards with Hotel Xcaret Mexicos new agent platforms

first_imgLearn & earn rewards with Hotel Xcaret Mexico’s new agent platforms Tags: Agent Incentives, Mexico, Xcaret RIVIERA MAYA — Hotel Xcaret Mexico, an all-inclusive luxury resort situated by the Riviera Maya jungle, has launched two new agent platforms for both learning and rewards.The Xpert Course is an e-learning platform where agents will receive the content and tools needed to properly sell the hotel and grow their sales. It places special emphasis on the property’s ‘All-Fun Inclusive’ concept that includes complimentary access to Experiencias Xcaret’s eight nature parks and tours. Other topics covered in the course include the hotel’s unique design, its ‘all-view’ adult- or family-oriented suites, and its 19 restaurants and bars.The course is free and includes nine lessons detailing the hotel’s accommodations, restaurants and bars, MICE facilities, Corporate Social Responsibility program, weddings offering and more. Upon completion, participants can print their own certificate. Those eligible can also receive credits from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).In addition to the new course, the hotel has also launched Xcaret Rewards, an incentives program that allows agents to earn cash and free stays at the property.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckStarting Nov. 1, the program will grant registered travel agents cash prices of US$50 for every 3-5 night bookings, and US$100 for stays of six nights or longer. Agents in Canada and the U.S. with an IATA or CLIA number are eligible to enroll, and stays may be booked directly, through GD or a tour operator.As for Experiencias Xcaret parks and tours reservations, the Xcaret Rewards team has created a three-tier system in which agents will be eligible to receive free nights for up to two guests, based on the amount of guests booked to visit any park and/or tour.To enroll in Xcaret Rewards, go to Share Alex Keerma Thursday, November 1, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019last_img read more