Top Ramen noodles taken off shelves
Instant noodles brand Top Ramen, which had also been a favourite with children and adults alike, has been taken off the shelves from the Indian market on orders from central food safety regulator FSSAI.
The news of its withdrawal has been announced by Indo Nissin, the company that manufactures Top Ramen.
Earlier, Nestle had to recall Maggi noodles, while Hindustan Unilever also withdrew its Knorr instant noodles brand over safety and regulatory issues.
The entire controversy triggered in India after lead beyond permissible limits was found in Maggi noodles along with taste enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Saina becomes the highest paid female sports endorser in India
Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal has becomes the highest paid female sports endorser in the country ahead of tennis player Sania Mirza and boxer Mary Kom after signing an endorsement deal with Kellogg, pegged at close to Rs 1.5 crore.
The India spokesperson for Kellogg, the world's largest breakfast cereal maker, confirmed the association with Nehwal but declined to give details of the deal.
The 25-year-old world number 2 badminton player already has endorsement deals with Yonex, Bajaj Nomarks cream, Iodex pain reliever, Indian Overseas Bank and the Sahara group.
Indian employees more engaged than their global peers: Report
The Indian workforce as compared to its global counterparts is more willing to put in extra hours at work, without its corresponding remuneration in order to complete a task, as per a report from Dale Carnegie Training.
According to the report, employees in India have a significantly higher number of fully engaged working professionals (46 per cent), while the global average is 34 per cent and that of United States stood at 30 per cent.
The report further noted that 61 per cent of respondents were willing to put in extra hours without more pay to complete a task.
Smart casuals for Hindustan Unilever employees now
FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has decided to follow the Infosys way when it comes to shedding its formal dress code and embracing smart casuals to work on all working days.
This marks a significant culture change for the Indian subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever, which was known to have had a strict dress regime previously.
Industry experts say this culture change could be aimed at attracting the next generation of people who are keen on beginning their career journeys with start-ups.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Kuwait City mosque blast
After the deadly explosion at a Shia mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers, Islamic State has claimed responsibility with a Twitter post.
The attack at the Imam Sadiq mosque in the neighbourhood of al-Sawabir, a residential and shopping district of Kuwait City, which left at least 25 dead and more than 200 injured, was carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt.
Immediately after the explosion, police formed a cordon around the mosque's complex, forbidding people from entering the area.