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Jio Financial would be one of the top 40 Indian firms by market capitalisation with a $20 billion valuation, trailing only Reliance at $233 billion.

Jio Financial Services (JFS) has been valued at about $20 billion after its stock price in its demerger from Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries was set at a much higher-than-expected Rs 261.85 ($3.19).

The demerger, announced in October, is considered as Reliance Industries’ strategy of expanding into the lucrative financial services sector, especially as it already has a non-bank financial firm licence. Jio Financial would be one of the top 40 Indian firms by market capitalisation with a $20 billion valuation, trailing only Reliance at $233 billion.

On Thursday, India’s major stock exchanges hosted a special hour-long “pre-open call auction” trading session for Reliance to set the share price of JFS.

The cost was set at Rs 261.85, or the contrast between Dependence’s end cost on Wednesday and Rs 2,580 toward the finish of the unique meeting.

The stock cost of JFS is higher than investigators’ assumptions for Rs 160 to Rs 190. For every Dependence share held, investors will get one JFS share.

“This shows that individuals are very certain about JFS’s future execution with openness to Jio’s versatile client base.”

It additionally possesses around 1 trillion rupees in Dependence depository shares. These qualities have provided financial backers with a ton of certainty,” said G Chokkalingam, Equinomics’ pioneer and head of exploration. “Dependence Ventures will likewise rise fundamentally from here as JFS opening is only the start and there will be significantly more for investors from useful learning experiences in retail and telecom,” he said.

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JFS will be remembered for significant Indian records, including the benchmark Clever 50, yet it won’t exchange until it is recorded, which Dependence is supposed to do at its impending yearly comprehensive gathering.

Examiners accept JFS’s admittance to huge measures of information from Dependence’s telecom and retail activities would likewise assist it with getting everything rolling with loaning. As per Macquarie Exploration, JFS would doubtlessly be an AAA-evaluated partnership that could get at good rates.

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Dependence Reliance Jio, the firm that will be rebranded JFS, pronounced a net benefit after expense of Rs 145 crore ($17.7 million) for April-June on income of Rs 215 crore late on Wednesday.

From July 8, when it set the record date for the demerger, to Wednesday, Dependence shares had risen around 8%.

After the exceptional meeting, the stock was exchanging generally 1.1% higher at 11.50 a.m. IST. It is up 11.6 percent this year, outperforming the Clever 50’s 9.5 percent advance.

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TCS Witnesses First Net Headcount Drop in Two Decades

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TCS Witnesses First Net Headcount Drop in Two Decades

On Friday, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) disclosed that during the fiscal year 2023–24 (FY24), the company’s headcount decreased by 13,249 people (year over year). The top provider of IT software has seen a decline in personnel for the first time in 19 years.

601,546 people worked for the company at the end of FY24, according to TCS’s stock exchange filing. The top IT software company has experienced a decline in staff for the first time in 19 years.

As per TCS’s stock exchange statement, the company had 601,546 workers at the end of FY24. In the fourth quarter (Q4) of FY 2024, TCS experienced a 1,759 workforce reduction (January to March).

The company’s headcount has decreased for the third straight quarter with this one. There were 5,680 fewer employees in Q2 than there were in Q1 (quarter over quarter), and the corporation saw a net decline of 6,333 workers.

At Rs 12,434 crore for the January-March quarter of FY24, TCS recorded a 9% increase in net profit over the same time the previous year, when it was Rs 11,392 crore.

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“Our delivery centers are much more lively, and the morale of our associates has increased due to the reduced attrition at 12.5%, the positive response to our campus hiring, the increased customer visits, and the employees returning to the office,” chief HR officer Milind Lakkad said in a statement. To Rs 61,237 crore during the quarter, the company’s revenue climbed by 3.5 percent.

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India Emerges as Global Leader in Web3 Adoption with Over 1,000 Startups: Report

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India Emerges as Global Leader in Web3 Adoption with Over 1,000 Startups: Report

According to recent research released on Tuesday, India now boasts one of the biggest Web3 ecosystems globally, home to over 35 million merchants and over 1,000 firms.

Globally, the percentage of Blockchain developers in the nation climbed from 3% in 2018 to 12% last year, the highest percentage among emerging nations, according to a report by Web3 venture capital firm Hashed Emergent.

Tak Lee, CEO and Managing Partner of Hashed Emergent, stated, “The findings underscore India’s remarkable ascent in Web3 adoption and show that it is on a trajectory to become the global leader.”

Lee continued, “We think the regulatory environment is slowly changing in the right direction, but more beneficial regulatory developments are needed to spur growth.”

Out of more than 150 nations, India topped the list for on-chain usage in the previous year.

The Head of Web3 at KPMG in India, Krishna Tyagi, claims that “blockchains have enabled various innovative use cases such as DeFi, tokenization of real-world assets, self-sovereign identities, track and trace, etc., which were not possible earlier.”

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Startups in India are receiving more funding in the Web3 subsectors of infrastructure, entertainment, and finance.

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Report: Over 51% of Indians Utilize Untranslatable Words and Phrases in Their Language

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Report: Over 51% of Indians Utilize Untranslatable Words and Phrases in Their Language

According to research conducted on Monday, more than half of urban Indians (approximately 51%) utilize terms or phrases from particular regional languages to express affection or in clever or hilarious circumstances that are difficult to properly translate into English. The study by language learning app Duolingo is based on a poll that was conducted in association with YouGov to ascertain urban Indians’ opinions regarding language and expression.

The results showed that more than half (51%) of Indians frequently use unusual phrases (from other languages) in everyday speech. Regarding phrases or words that convey nuanced meanings that cannot be fully translated or expressed in English, roughly 68% of urban Indians acknowledged this. Similarly, 69% acknowledged that they have used language-specific phrases or words that cannot be fully translated into English to express emotions or feelings (such as happiness or sadness) or to have conversations with family and friends.

Furthermore, 51% admitted to utilizing these idioms to add wit and humor to their conversations or as terms of endearment or love language. Recently, the company celebrated this language diversity by asking users to go on a voyage of linguistic discoveries with the “#EnglishMeinNahiJamta” campaign, which was posted on Duolingo India’s Instagram page. Favorite words from their local languages that become less magical when translated into English were shared by users under the guidance of the lovable characters Duo and Lily.

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“At Duolingo, we understand that languages are more than just communication tools—they’re expressions of culture, emotion, and identity,” says Karandeep Singh Kapany, Regional Marketing Director. Our “#EnglishMeinNahiJamta” campaign, which highlights phrases that defy translation and demonstrate a growing appreciation for linguistic diversity, celebrates this beauty. We enable people to embrace expression, improve lives, and create international relationships through programs like this,” he continued.

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