Daily Archive: September 6, 2017

आज बंद हो जाएंगे MacDonald’s के 169 आउटलेट्स

नई दिल्ली: नॉर्थ और ईस्टन इंडिया में मैकडॉनल्ड्स के 169 आउटलेट पर खतरा मंडरा रहा है.  इससे करीब 7 हजार कर्मचारियों की नौकरी पर असर होगा. दरअसल कनॉट प्लाजा रेस्ट्रॉन्ट्स लिमिटेड (CRPL) 6 सितंबर से मैकडॉनल्ड्स के ब्रैंड नेम और ट्रेडमार्क का उपयोग नहीं कर सकेगी.

इसका मतलब यह है कि उत्तर और पूर्वी भारत में मैकडॉनल्ड्स आउटलेट बंद हो जाएंगे. आपको बता दें कि 29 जून से ही CPRL बोर्ड दिल्ली में स्थित 43 आउटलेट को बंद कर चुका है.

इस वजह से बंद हो रहे मैकडॉनल्ड्स आउटलेट

मैकडॉनल्ड्स इंडिया के प्रवक्ता ने बताया कि टर्मिनेशन नोटिस पीरियड 5 सितंबर को खत्म हो गया है. लिहाजा अब CPRL मैकडॉनल्ड्स के सिस्टम और इसके इंटेलेक्चुअल प्रॉपर्टी राइट्स का इस्तेमाल नहीं कर सकता है.  इंटेलेक्चुअल प्रॉपर्टी राइट्स का मतलब है कि अब CPRL मैकडॉनल्ड्स के नाम, ट्रेडमार्क्स, डिजाइन, ब्रैंडिंग, ऑपरेशनल और मार्केटिंग प्रैक्टिस, नीतियों, फूड रेसिपी और स्पेसिफिकेशंस का इस्तेमाल नहीं का सकेगा.

फ्रेंचाइजी करार हुआ खत्म

अब आप अपना पसंदीदा बर्गर नहीं खा पाएंगे. देश के उत्तर और पूर्वी हिस्से में मैकडोनाल्ड के नाम से रेस्तरां चलाने वाली कंपनी ने अपने 169 आउटलेट्स को बंद करने जा रही है. इसका कारण यह है कि मैकडॉनल्ड्स ने इन आउटलेट्स को संचालित करने वाली विक्रम बख्शी की कंपनी कनॉट प्लाजा रेस्टोरेंट प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (CRPL) के साथ फ्रेंचाइजी करार को खत्म कर दिया है.

8,000 Indian Americans Face Deportation as Trump Rescinds DACA

New Delhi, Sept 6: Nearly 8000 Indian Americans are facing deportation after US President Donald Trump scrapped the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the DACA program had been rescinded, potentially putting 800,000 illegal immigrants at the danger of deportation. Donald Trump had pledged to kill the DACA programme in his poll campaign.

Implemented in 2012 by then US President Barack Obama, the DACA programme essentially provided a legal status for young immigrants who entered the United States as minors or a renewable two-year term to pursue education or jobs without fear of deportation. From now onwards, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will stop accepting new DACA applications and review case by case pending requests.

All current recipients whose DACA benefits expire before March of next year may renew their request before October 5, said the DHS memorandum. In a statement, White House said Congress has six months — until March 5, 2018 — to come up with a long-term solution. In a written statement, President Donald Trump said he is looking forward to working with Congress to finally address all of these issues “in a manner that puts the hardworking citizens of our country first.”

Indian youth ditches smoking for drinks and drugs

Indians are increasingly hitting the bottle at a young age or shooting narcotics up their nostrils and blood vessels,, replacing the puffs of cigarette smoke that gave them a high about a decade ago.

Nationwide data from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey-2 show an alarming trend of young Indians switching from tobacco to alcohol and psychotropic substances since 2009-2010.

Tobacco abuse among teenagers and young adults has dropped by a third among people aged 15 to 24 and halved in the age group of 15 to 17 years, according to the survey. But the number of people abusing alcohol and drug is increasing, with children as young as 12 seeking a liquor or heroin fix.

According to the UN, India has 10 million of the world’s estimated 247 million drug abusers. There is no latest national-level data to bring out the magnitude of the problem, but doctors are registering a considerable rise in number of drug abusers.

“There is a risk of a child starting with inhalants and later moving to harder forms such as injectable drugs that can have much serious implication on their health,” Dr Nimesh G Desai.

“In clinical practice, there has been over a five-fold increase in adolescents coming for problems related to substance use in under a decade,” said

Dr Samir Parikh, the director of mental health and behavioural sciences at Fortis hospitals.

According to New Delhi-based de-addiction expert Keshav Palita, five to 10 new adolescent patients crop up each day and “more than half of them

were introduced to drug” when they’re below 15. “Cannabis, alcohol, cocaine, mephedrone and other pharmaceutical and party drugs are the most common among children,” he said during a session on “de-glamourisation of drugs in society” last year.

Besides, easy access to substances such as whiteners, nail polish removers, paint thinners, petrol, and shoe polish are quick and cheap fixes for children – inhaled to get an instant high.

Raghuram Rajan: The bad loan resolution process should reach a logical end

Chennai: An ecosystem for resolving non-performing assets (NPAs) is now in place with the passage of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the absence of which had impeded the ability of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tackle the problem, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said in an interview. Rajan, who has just published his book, I Do What I Do, said it’s important to make sure that the resolution process reaches a logical conclusion so that “it doesn’t become an endless circle of appeals”. He also said government capital support is crucial for state-owned banks even if it means trimming allocations to other areas. Edited excerpts:

In your book you have written that despite the best and the brightest in RBI addressing the distressed assets situation, it was one area in which you couldn’t make much progress. How do you see the current strategy of dealing with NPAs differing from the steps you had taken?

I think what we had missing was a Bankruptcy Code because any kind of restructuring happens with the ultimate threat that if it doesn’t happen in an appropriate way, the Bankruptcy Code will be invoked. So I think what is really good about the current situation is we have a Bankruptcy Code in place.