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Understanding the GMAT story

While the GMAT structure is quite well-known to most test-takers, there is much more to the test than meets the eye. Understanding the nature of the test will help you get the right perspective for your preparation and practise with the right purpose. ... Read More


Try and become life's best student

Says PRIYA KUMAR, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, columnist, radio jockey and author. Kumar has been awarded the Woman Leader in India, writer's category. A tete-a-tete with Alolika Banerjee. ... Read More


How to evaluate your first SimCAT performance

Your first SIMCAT is neither an engineering exam nor a blood test. So what is it and how should you evaluate your performance? IMS Chief Mentor, Pune Region, Tony Xavier shows how best to analyse this test. ... Read More


• Managers Not MBAs
• The Sellout
• The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
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10 Indian tech start-ups and their investors

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An MBA is essential to jumpstart a career

Feels PANKAJ RAHUL SINGH, Co-founder at TSD Corp. In a conversation with Alolika Banerjee, this IIM-Bangalore dropout with a passion for games, shares his journey of how he actualised his dream of opening a venture in sports. ... Read More


News in brief

Mumbai is the second most crowded city in the world: WEF Report - Mumbai and Kota have been named among the world's most crowded, in a list of cities, which has been topped by Dhaka, said World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN Habitat data. ... Read More

Corporate WORLD

US and climate change: Expecting the unexpected?

The US has backed out of the Paris Climate Accord, as promised by President Donald Trump, purportedly to protect its own economy. However, how this affects emerging economies like China and India remains to be seen. ... Read More

The big, fat telecom bailout: What's at stake?

Non performing assets have been piling up in the telecom sector. The only way forward appears to be a bailout package, which the telecom players are demanding. Banks too support a bailout, as it will reduce their NPA count further. ... Read More

Change of guard at GE: A new era dawns

GE will get a new CEO in John Flannery, who will succeed Jeff Immelt in August. While shareholders are unhappy and the company was apparently not doing well, it can be argued that Immelt did the best with what he got, and his achievements were substantial. ... Read More

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Word Dose

Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea. My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things, seems to me to have been gained on a memorable raw afternoon towards evening. ... Read More


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Ola investor SoftBank might consider investing in Uber
The Japanese technology and media giant SoftBank is looking for options to invest in Uber at a time when the ride-hailing company's leadership is in a position of unrest.

However, SoftBank's investment interest in Uber is absolutely in a nascent stage and the two companies have held only preliminary meetings.

But if a deal were to be reached, it would add to a convoluted web of investments in the ride-hailing industry, where competitors have become strange bedfellows through investors who have placed bets on multiple companies.
Snapdeal in merger talks with Infibeam
Online marketplace Snapdeal is in merger talks with India's only publicly listed e-commerce company Infibeam. This development comes at a time when Snapdeal's board rejected a $700-750 million offer for sale to Flipkart recently.

Infibeam has put in a term sheet, which is likely to value Snapdeal at $1billion, a source privy to the deal talks said on the condition of anonymity.

The Ahmedabad-based Infibeam, which has a market capitalisation of around Rs 6,100 crore, will create a combined $2-billion entity when merged with Snapdeal.
Indians among the laziest people in the world
Stanford University researchers have come up with a 46-country study that has shown Indians among the laziest people in the world. India is ranked at 39, with people averaging just 4,297 steps a day.

The least lazy, according to the study published in the journal Nature, are the Chinese, particularly those in Hong Kong, where people averaged 6,880 steps a day.

The worst nation was Indonesia, where people walked nearly half as much, averaging 3,513 steps a day. The worldwide average is 4,961 steps, with Americans walking an average 4,774 steps.
Aadhaar becomes compulsory for opening and maintaining bank accounts by December 31st
The government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for opening bank accounts and for financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above.

All existing account holders are asked to submit Aadhaar to banks by Dec 31, 2017, failing which accounts will become invalid.

In recent months, most banks had been encouraging account holders through SMS and phone calls to link Aadhar with their bank accounts. This was probably done to pre-empt the possibility of it becoming compulsory in future.

This step has been taken to promote digital transactions by promoting Aadhaar-enabled transactions without the use of debit and credit card.
Kohli becomes the only Indian player in Forbes highest paid athletes' list
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has become the only sportsperson from the country to get featured among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the recent Forbes list topped by star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'the world's highest paid athletes' with a total pay of $22 million that includes $3 million from salary and winnings and another 19 million from endorsements.

Describing Kohli as the 'Indian cricket phenom', Forbes said the star cricketer has 'for good reason' already drawn comparisons to all-time great Sachin Tendulkar.
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