The world needs more good news! That’s why we’ve decided to gather some good Human Resources (HR) and Employee Experience (EX) stories every week to inspire you and make you feel hopeful about the future.
AirAsia CEO says the company may launch flying taxi business in 2022
Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd. said it is seeking to launch a flying-taxi business as soon as next year. With the airline business taking a hit from the coronavirus pandemic, AirAsia has been expanding in the digital space. It launched a “super app” last year that offers services from travel and shopping to logistics and financial services.
[Source: Hindustan Times]
India plans to launch Earth observation satellite on March 28 to keep a real-time eye on borders
India plans to launch on March 28 an earth observation satellite that will provide it near real-time images of its borders and also enable quick monitoring of natural disasters. GISAT-1 is slated to be lifted into space by GSLV-F10 rocket from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district, about 100 km north of Chennai.
Goodbye Gas: Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030
Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you’ll have to buy it online. The Swedish automaker said Tuesday that it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion engines _ including hybrids. “There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine,” said Henrik Green, Volvo’s chief technology officer.
[Source: Economic Times]
DuPont appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer
DuPont has announced that Christopher Raia has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective March 1. Raia will report directly to Ed Breen, DuPont Executive Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Raia earned an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a B.S. with University Honors in Psychology from Brigham Young University.
[Source – SightsInplus]
Will support 1 million women entrepreneurs in rural India: Sundar Pichai
Tech giant Google is launching a global Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls. Under this effort, it will provide $25 million in overall funding to nonprofits and social organizations in India and around the world that are working to advance women and girls’ economic empowerment and create pathways to prosperity.
[Source: Business Standard]
‘There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.’