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CAT 2015: 100 days to 100 percentile

With just over a few months remaining for the all-important CAT, now is the time you gear up for the stage in your life that will transform your career and your future. Forget shortcuts, here we present a "smart"-cut to cracking the CAT and achieving success. ... Read More

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We are all the same, all kings in our company

...says ABHIROOP MEDHEKAR, co-founder and COO at Taskbob, the instant home services venture started seven months ago with just four employees and is now a 92-member force. ... Read More

Success STREET

You must learn to say no, and let the matter go

This is one of the fundamental things we must all learn, says motivational speaker, consultant, educator and author SHARON WEINSTEIN. In a conversation with Aditya Prakash Iengar, she shares how important it is to have a life beyond work, and offers some advice on how to handle stress. ... Read More

Emotional intelligence makes the best leaders

In a world that is transcending boundaries, people of all sorts come together at the workplace. And to make that an effective organisation, the key parameter is the emotional quotient that leaders have, or need to have. ... Read More

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10 Ads that bring alive the Patriotic fervour

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Archaeologists have discovered a treasure trove of gold spirals, which may have been used for religious ceremonies during the Bronze Age, buried in a field in the largest island in Denmark. ... Read More

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Is Russia the next problem for Europe?

Things are not quite hunky dory yet for the Eurozone, even after the Greece episode has settled down somewhat. Owing largely to its own political machinations, the Russian economy is also likely to run aground, with far reaching ramifications. ... Read More

Key economic milestones reshaping India

Over the years, there have been several key moments in Indian business and economic history that have brought India to where it is today. Here, we share a few of those milestones. ... Read More

Chinese stock market crash, Iran deal and India

The sudden Chinese stock market crash has left the Chinese economy shaken, even as Chinese regulators sprang into action with a slew of remedial measures. ... Read More

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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

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A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
China accused of copying even Goldman Sachs
China has always been accused of pirating movies, handbags, Rolexes - even cars. Now surprisingly, Goldman Sachs has been added to the list. Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Co. has been operating in the city just across the border from Hong Kong using a nearly identical English and Chinese name as the New York-based financial institution, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The company even claims on its website to be one of the city's largest financial leasing firms. The company is not affiliated with the US bank and wouldn't offer how it got its name, emphasising it includes Shenzhen.
Sanjay Kapoor steps down as Micromax chairman
Sanjay Kapoor is stepping down as chairman of Micromax. This news came a little over a year after Kapoor had joined the country's No. 2 handset maker. Several people aware of the matter said his departure stemmed from differences with promoters over strategy. Micromax didn't elaborate on the reasons for Kapoor leaving. Discussions are underway regarding the financial terms of his exit. When he joined in June 2014, Kapoor had been tasked with making Micromax a global brand, helping it raise money and boosting its software capabilities.
Paytm sets eyes on consulting companies to poach employees
Noida-headquartered ecommerce giant Paytm has set its eyes upon McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and AT Kearney to poach employees who can bring their experience in consulting and leverage it towards innovation, operations and management of strategic tie-ups. This approach towards recruitment comes at a time when Paytm is looking towards acquisitions across the local e-commerce space. Since January this year, almost 10 people from McKinsey, BCG and AT Kearney have joined Paytm.
Delhi govt. targets to offer 10,000 openings in the next leg of the job summit
Enthused with the success of its first job summit, the Delhi government today said it will soon organise another round of the event under which it will provide jobs to around 10,000 people. Employment Minister Gopal Rai held a meeting with various companies, NGOs and umbrella organisations like FICCI, ASSOCHEM and CII. The first job summit was an 11-day event that had started on August 1 this year. Around 25 private companies had participated and offered job opportunities to thousands of youths.
Ray-Ban drags online store Shopclues to court
Luxottica Group, the owner of popular eyewear brand Ray-Ban, has taken legal action against an online marketplace for allegedly hosting fake products for sale. The company dragged ShopClues.com to court, also accusing it of misleading customers by offering heavy discounts. The Delhi High Court last week pulled up ShopClues for breaching its earlier direction and continuing to sell Ray-Ban branded items.
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