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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 really help you get the right perspective for your preparation and practice with the right purpose. ... Read More

Corporate INTERVIEW

Education and learning can never be wasted

...says PRACHI GARG, owner of GhoomoPhiro, an event management company for corporates. With MBA and journalism degrees up her sleeve, this new-age power-packed lady tells Alolika Banerjee how the business acumen running in her blood helped her ... Read More

B-School VIBE

Choose your weapon, and keep hitting

It is never one single thing that stands out in an MBA course at a business school. It is, always, a confused conglomeration of ideas, people, activities and much more that makes these two years of your life among the most exciting. ... Read More

Activity never ceases at a B-school

We all join management schools with the hope and will to develop our business acumen, and ultimately achieve our goals of procuring that dream job or starting up that dream venture. ... Read More

Point of VIEW

MBA: A playground where you can play anything

The best way to get the most out of your MBA is to step out of the rat race, and do what you want to do. Your MBA will be exactly as you perceive it to be. ... Read More

Corporate WORLD

The strategy focus of RIL and its impact on India

Being the second largest company in India, the going ahead strategy of Reliance Industries Limited will have a significant impact on the Indian economy. ... Read More

US interest rates, Eurozone and the Indian economy

The US Federal Reserve's plan to hike interest rates, and the current ticking time bomb that is Greece, both might lead to yet another major global economic crisis. This will impact emerging economies as well, India being one of them. ... Read More

Indian IT firms are standing at a crossroads

With the proliferation of technology and related companies across the world, Indian IT and ITeS firms have to take themselves to the next level and provide value added services. ... Read More

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News in brief

US stocks have been falling, ahead of the summit which will have representatives from the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and members of Eurozone countries. ... Read More

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Test Q&As : Are you a Brainiac?

In this section, we shall explore several different types of questions from the various areas of entrance exams like the CAT, CET, GMAT, etc, and how to best to solve them. ... Read More

Word Dose

Some of the judges held up by politicians as exemplars of strict constructionism are in fact opposed to the concept. Antonin Scalia, a Justice of the Supreme Court, has said he is "not a strict constructionist and no one ought to be". ... Read More

Globescan

A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs
The BBC is to cut more than 1,000 jobs, mainly by slashing layers of management and squeezing back office functions such as marketing and communications.

Tony Hall, director general of the BBC, addressed staff in London on Thursday and explained that the cuts are needed to make up for funding shortfall of £150m in 2016-17 largely due to the faster-than expected switch to online viewing.

The new proposals are expected to save £50m largely by merging divisions and cutting layers of management.
HR veterans to set up firm to coach CEOs
Ever heard of a coaching centre for training CEOs and top executives on human resources strategies and management? Now three HR veterans - Arvind Agrawal, Aquil Busrai and Visty Banaji are coming together to set up a first-of-its-kind firm for training CEOs and top executives.

The three together have more than 120 years of experience in managing human resources at some of the top corporate houses in India and abroad, including the Tata Group, IBM, Unilever, Shell and the RPG Group.
India's seafood exports reach an all-time high
India's seafood exports touched an all-time high of Rs 33,441.61 crore for the year 2014-15. This figure recorded a growth of 11 per cent over last year. The volumes at 10,51,243 tonnes showed a growth of 7 per cent. In dollar terms the export value stood at $5.51 billion, up by 10 per cent year-on-year.

Frozen shrimps continued to be the flagship product in the seafood exports accounting for a share of 34 per cent in quantity and 67 per cent in dollar value of the total exports. Vannamei grown in aquaculture farms was the main item under shrimps. Of the overall seafood export, shrimps comprised 3,57,505 tonnes valued around $3.7 billion.
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.
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