XLRI Jamshedpur recently concluded the Sixth National Industrial Relations Conference. Organised by FIRE@X (the forum for industrial relations at XLRI), it witnessed participation of eminent academicians, industry experts, union activists and budding managers from premium institutes like TISS, XIMB, FMS, XISS Ranchi and IIM Ranchi, apart from the host institute XLRI, providing a platform for a discussion on the theme ‘Changing Workforce and the Transforming IR Scenario’. Ramkumar, executive director, ICICI Bank, emphasised upon the importance of the managers being the custodians of the people who are working under them, and also of the capital of the shareholders. He also raised pertinent questions about the increasing use of contract labour in organisations and the increasing use of hire and fire policies at various organisations. The final round of the inter B-school paper presentation competition—Sameeksha—was also held during the conference. While IIM Ranchi walked away with the first prize, XLRI bagged the second spot with FMS at the third spot.
British Council organises inter-school quiz on CWG
British Council recently organised an inter-school quiz in New Delhi on the Commonwealth as a build up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. More than 50 school teams comprising two students and one teacher participated in this battle of brains and knowledge. The event held to mark 200 days to go for the Glasgow spectacle had covered questions on the history of the Commonwealth, the games and its various aspects, the Commonwealth of Nations, their cultures and traditions, prominent sportspersons and personalities, movies, literature and more. Speaking on the event, Richard Everitt, director, education and society, British Council, said, “We hope this will stay with the students; they will take back to their schools and classrooms and share the good message of the games with their friends and their peers.” The winning team was Bluebells School International, New Delhi, first runner-up was Chiranjiv Bharati School, Gurgaon, and the second runner-up was Mahatma Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, KK Nagar, Madurai.
ICAI honours CAs at the 7th ICAI awards
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) honoured 24 chartered accountants at the 7th edition of ICAI awards held recently. The awards were given to chartered accountants who have demonstrated excellence in their professional life, personal life and who are exemplary role models. The ICAI awards also acknowledged those chartered accountants who have created value for their company’s stakeholders on a sustainable basis.
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