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41 Dos and Don’ts for CAT takers

The time has come. There’s less than a month left for the CAT now, and the countdown has truly begun. In this article, we bring to you a list of tips that you need to follow in order to make the most of your CAT. ... Read More

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In the journey of life, don’t be afraid to fail

...Says, MEHUL GUPTA, Co-founder & Director, SoCheers, a digital marketing agency. This Narsee Monjee alumnus shares with Alolika Banerjee, how his entrepreneurial dreams took shape right from his B-school days. ... Read More

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Top 10 Risks businesses fear the most

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We look for out-of-the-box thinkers

Says, ASHUTOSH DUTT, Chairperson, Admissions, MICA. He talks about management studies, the qualities MICA looks for in candidates and how the premier B-school prepares them for the corporate life ahead. ... Read More

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India receives first GE locomotive under $2.5 billion deal General Electric’s first diesel-electric locomotives have arrived in India, and this officially kicks off the US conglomerate’s $2.5 billion plan to supply 1,000 such engines. ... Read More

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Right to Privacy – What the future holds?

Supreme Court’s decision to hold Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right is a judgment that will have far-reaching implications. Let’s find out if this ruling will mould the evolution of laws and rights around privacy in ways that we are currently in no position to foresee. ... Read More

Indian Economy: Report Card 2017

The NDA government will come up for re-election in 2019, which is barely 16 months away. At this crucial juncture when speculations are rife about the competency of the current government, let’s analyse the economic fabric of our country. ... Read More

India’s education sector: A critical analysis

A number of issues are brewing in India’s education sector. Be it primary, secondary or post secondary segments, let’s take a look at how the government is out to revamp the many age-old practices and revitalise the country’s education sector. ... Read More

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Now she was a modestly and poorly-dressed young girl, very young, indeed, almost like a child, with a modest and refined manner, with a candid but somewhat frightened-looking face. She was wearing a very plain indoor dress, and had on a shabby old-fashioned hat, but she still carried a parasol. ... Read More

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More than 450 dead in Iraq and Iran in the world's deadliest earthquake this year
A powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, killing more than 450 people and injuring thousands of others in the world's deadliest earthquake so far this year.

The quake, recorded at 9:18 p.m., was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan. The damage was mostly in Iraq and Iran. The epicenter was near Ezgeleh, Iran, about 135 miles northeast of Baghdad, and had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Seismologists in the country said it was the biggest quake to hit the western part of Iran.
Retail inflation at seven-month high
Retail inflation has quickened to 3.58% in October, the fastest pace in seven months. This has been spurred by rising food and fuel prices lately. This development will also rule out the possibility of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India in its December 6 monetary policy review.

Measured by the Consumer Price Index of CPI, retail inflation rose by 3.28% in September.

Combined food inflation in October was 1.9%, compared with 1.25% a month ago as vegetable prices increased by 7.47% from 3.92% in the previous month.

Prices of milk and egg increased modestly and fruit and fish prices came down marginally. Data released by Central Statistics Office showed that inflation in urban India, at 3.81%, was higher than that in rural India, at 3.36%.
Over 50% cut in stent prices, but treatment costs still not lowered
The move by the Indian drug pricing regulator to cut stent prices by over 50% earlier this year has not lowered the treatment cost as a leading hospital says it has "restructured procedure costs" to compensate for revenue erosion.

A coronary stent is a wire mesh tube used to clear blockages in the arteries that pump blood to the heart and prevent heart attacks.

In February 2017, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) had slashed prices of drug eluting stents (DES) and bioresorable vascular scaffolds (BVS) as it found companies were making nearly 400% profits on these stents in India.
No PAN card required for jewellery purchase of over Rs 50,000
Any kind of jewellery purchases whose worth is over Rs 50,000 will not require the income tax permanent account number (PAN) to be provided after the government has reversed an earlier notification, providing a big festive cheer for the sector and potential customers.

Jewellers will also not be required to inform authorities on purchases from their stores of over Rs 50,000 after the government cancelled a notification issued on August 23.
Tencent invests $400 million in Ola for 9.57% stake
Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent has invested $400 million in ride-hailing major Ola in a deal, which will help to take the total capital mobilised by the Bengaluru-based company in the last 12 months to $800 million.

Singapore-based Copper Technology Pte Ltd will take a 9.57% stake in Ola, according to filings with the Registrar of Companies.

Copper Technology is an entity owned by Tencent.

Ola's parent company ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd has issued shares to Copper Technology for Rs 13,521 a piece.
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