Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicAzim Premji

Topic: Azim Premji

Celebrate Tata, Premji philanthropy, but don’t pull down traditional charity of Indians

Indian philanthropy has come of age. But a trend to undermine impulsive forms of charity like alms to beggars, donating money at temples or giving sadaqah has also emerged.

Schools, girls’ rights, Covid relief — what India’s top philanthropist Azim Premji spends on

Azim Premji donated Rs 7,904 crore last year, pushing him to the top of India's philanthropists list for 2019. He is also the world’s third largest donor for Covid relief efforts.

Bill Gates to Azim Premji: How billionaires explain their donations

We analysed the letters of the signatories of the Giving Pledge to understand what drives the philanthropy of billionaires.

Azim Premji defends workers’ rights as many states dilute labour laws

Writing in the Economic Times, the founder of software services provider Wipro said that dilution of such laws would only exacerbate the conditions of low wage workers.

Bigotry over Tablighi Jamaat is a familiar pattern. All Muslims will be blamed for acts of few

Heroic acts of Azim Premji or Shah Rukh Khan do not bring credit to the community. But the blame for the ignorance of Tablighi Jamaat members must be shared by all Muslims.

Azim Premji-backed firm Icertis becomes India’s tech unicorn after raising $115 million

Billionaire Azim Premji helped create fast-rising Icertis, a software company which competes with SAP SE and Oracle to help businesses manage contracts.

Azim Premji to retire as Wipro’s executive chairman, son Rishad to take over

Azim Premji will retire with effect from 30 July, but will continue to serve on the board as non-executive director and founder chairman.

Wipro boss Azim Premji’s charity pledge is nearly 10 times Bhutan’s economy

Azim Premji has pledged all the earning from his stocks in Wipro to charity, taking his total contribution to $21 billion.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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