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The B-school that's just perfect for you

You need not apply to numerous B-schools just because they are top-ranked. You have to keep in mind certain parameters and then narrow down your choice as per your requirements and interests. ... Read More

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CAT ENGLISH: Certainly not a juggernaut

With CAT 2017 scheduled for November 26, it is beyond doubt that you have been preparing rigorously for the big day. Here, we give you a few things that you can refer to at the last minute to tackle the English section of the test. ... Read More

CORPORATE INTERVIEW

Dream big and work hard towards it

...feels VIJAY JAIN, Managing Director and CEO, ORRA, one of the best known diamond jewellery brands in India. In a conversation with Alolika Banerjee, Jain shares how he tranformed a family-run business into a premium brand in the entire country. ... Read More

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Ten personalities who teach by example

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Persevere and you will succeed

... says AJIT BALGI, Founder of The Happy High, wine and beverage consulting firm. This alumnus of SP Jain, Mumbai, shares his own experiences of starting his unique firm. A tete-a-tete with Alolika Banerjee. ... Read More

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Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys MD and CEO : Vishal Sikka, former top hand at German multinational software corporation SAP, who had taken over the reins of Infosys in June 2014, stepped down as Managing Director and CEO of the company on August 18. ... Read More

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Consolidation is key for oil & gas sector

With a merger between ONGC and HPCL becoming almost a certainty, the question is how this move will help the oil and gas industry, especially in the global scenario, and with China doing aggressively well. ... Read More

Beleaguered banks: Resolving the NPA issue

With the Banking Regulations Act being amended to form the Banking Regulations (Amendment) Bill 2017, it is to be hoped that the problem of stressed assets will be addressed to a large extent. Both the banks and the RBI have initiated proceedings against defaulters. ... Read More

Financial investors gain power in tech cos

While it is a given that a tech company - especially a start-up - will be driven by technology, financial investors are beginning to play a major role. Apart from providing the funding, these risk-takers are taking an active interest in directing the company as well. ... Read More

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Word Dose

Nature had come into her own again and, little by little, in her stealthy, insidious way had encroached upon the drive with long, tenacious fingers. ... Read More

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Along with iPhone 8 and 8Plus, Apple launches its flagship device till date - iPhone X
Apple has unveiled the £1,000 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging.

Tim Cook also launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, two new phones that have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. Like the iPhone X, the devices also have an all-glass design and can be charged wirelessly.

In addition to the phones, Apple announced a third generation of its Watch and a 4K Apple TV.
Blockbuster cancer drug 'Keytruda' launched in India
American biopharmaceutical giant Merck, Sharpe and Dohme (MSD) has launched its blockbuster cancer drug 'Keytruda' (pembrolizumab) in India around a year after it first received approvals to market it.

The drug has so far only been approved in this country for a less prevalent type of cancer.

Keytruda, hailed as a 'gamechanger' therapy in oncology, is expected to help the immune system identify and selectively combat only cancerous cells instead of aggressively attacking cancer cells and risking healthy tissues in the process like existing therapies.

The drug generated global sales of $1.4 billion during 2016.
4 states, 1 UT bring down pending court cases to almost zero
For the first time, as many as four states and a Union Territory have managed to bring down cases pending for over 10 years in their subordinate courts to almost zero.

It' actually a remarkable achievement, considering that decade-old cases in the country account for 23 lakh, or almost 9% of all cases pending in the subordinate courts.

Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chandigarh are the five states where the justice delivery system has picked up pace and courts have managed to dispose of almost all cases pending for a decade or more.
China to ban sale of fossil fuel cars in a bid to develop e-vehicles
China will soon be setting a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, a move aimed at pushing companies to speed efforts in developing electric vehicles for the world's biggest auto market.

Xin Guobin, the vice minister of industry and information technology, said the government is working with other regulators on a timetable to end production and sales.

The move will have a profound impact on the environment and growth of China's auto industry, Xin said.

A ban on combustion-engine vehicles will help push both local and global automakers to shift toward electric vehicles.
Adobe Systems introduces gender pay parity policy
A gender pay parity policy has been introduced by Adobe Systems to achieve 100% pay parity between male and female employees across levels.

The San Jose, California-based software major company is working on closing the gender wage gap in the US by the end of its current fiscal year, in November, with women paid $1 for every $1 earned by male employees.

In India, where the company said female employees are now earning 99% of what male employees earn, it is working to bridge the remaining gap over the first half of the next fiscal year that starts December.
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