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Cracking GD-PI-WAT: It all begins with you

Today, B-schools are adding to the traditional methods of group discussions and personal interviews. The process is often augmented by a written ability test. Of course, the most important is the PI. ... Read More

MBA BUZZ

B-school tests after CAT

After CAT gets over on December 4, there are a host of other important management exams lined up this season. Let's take a look. ... Read More

XAT 2017: A perfect alternative to the CAT

About 80 to 90,000 students take the XAT compared to the 2 lakh plus students registering for the CAT. This means that every student taking the CAT does not necessarily take the XAT. Let's break the myth and unravel why every CAT-taker should also take the XAT. ... Read More

Director SPEAK

Be relaxed while taking the XAT

...advises Fr. E. Abraham S J., Director, XLRI - Xavier School of Management in an interview to Advanc'edge MBA. He feels individuals willing to understand socio-techno-economic global challenges are the best fit for his esteemed institute. ... Read More

Get noticed, inside class and outside

...says TAPMI Chairperson Admission Prof Vishwanathan Iyer. In a conversation with Advanc'edge MBA, Prof Iyer shares his belief that a good business education prepares candidates to rise to the challenges and thrive in a corporate environment. ... Read More

Global STUDIES

Work after study: World's most welcoming countries

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News in brief

A Nielsen report says Indians most confident globally about job prospects: Indians were the most confident globally when it came to job prospects, personal finances and immediate spending intentions in the third quarter of 2016, according to global performance management company Nielsen. ... Read More

Corporate WORLD

Demonetisation 2016: The highs and pitfalls

The Government of India on November 8, 2016, announced a "demonetisation" drive, as a result of which `500 and `1,000 rupee notes would not be valid and cease to be legal tender, from the very next day onwards. ... Read More

Tata vs Mistry: The plot grows murkier

With allegations and counter allegations continuing to fly between Cyrus Mistry and the Tatas, the time might soon come for a high pitched courtroom battle between the two heavyweight business families. ... Read More

Digitalisation: Starting the far-reaching impact today

With more and more devices getting interconnected, digitalisation and IoT offer a way to capture real time information, perform analyses, and provide a meaningful outcome. This is the unavoidable future, and companies are already embracing the shift. ... Read More

Study HOUR

Word Dose

Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty - its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame - ... Read More

Globescan

A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
Post-demonetisation, ICICI Bank got Rs 32,000 crore deposits: Chanda Kochhar
Top private sector lender ICICI Bank has said it has received deposits of Rs 32,000 crore after the November 8 demonetisation move.

"If I give you rounded numbers, end of day the deposit figure is Rs 32,000 crore," ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Chanda Kochhar told TV channels.

Reacting to reports of hardship people are facing, Kochhar asserted there is a 'lot of currency' in the country but the logistics are taking time due to which bank branches and ATMs are struggling.
India's solar power generation capacity at 8.7 GW: Piyush Goyal
Addition of 1,964.76 MW in the first seven months of the current fiscal has taken the total solar power generation capacity in the country to 8,727.62 MW, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said in written reply to Lok Sabha.

During last fiscal, 3,018.88 MW of solar power generation capacity was added.

Goyal said the World Bank has recently approved $ 625 million consisting of World Bank loan of $ 500 million, Clean Technology Fund (CTF) loan of $ 120 million and a CTF grant of $ 5 million for grid- connected rooftop solar programme.
Nearly 9 out of 10 phones shipped globally in Q3 run Android
A new report has shown that nearly 9 out of 10 phones shipped in the last quarter were running Google's Android operating system.

The report from Strategy Analytics Inc. showed that global smartphone shipments increased 6% in the third quarter, from 354.2 million in Q3 2015 to 375.4 million in Q3 2016, the highest growth rate for a year.

Much of the growth came from emerging markets in Asia and Africa that previously had low smartphone penetration rates, with India and South Africa leading the growth numbers.

Of the 375.4 million phones shipped, Android phones accounted for 328.6 million, up 10%, compared to the same quarter in 2015, while Apple only managed to ship 45.5 million units, down 5.2%.
Zee Group set to take control of Reliance Broadcast Network
Media baron Subhash Chandra's Zee Group is set to take the control of Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Broadcast Network (RBN).

RBN operates private FM brand Big FM and entertainment channels - Big Magic and Big Ganga.

Sources close to the development said the deal is expected to be announced later this week and is structured in a way that the radio business of RBN will fall under Zee Media Corporation (ZMCL), which houses the group's 10 news channels including three national and seven regional channels. Big Magic and Big Ganga, however, will be under Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE).
88% employees willing to stay longer if appreciated at work: Survey
Nearly 90% of India Inc. employees say they will stick around longer if they feel appreciated for their work reveals a study by TimesJobs.

The study, which surveyed more than 1,600 employees, further reveals that 82% employees are willing to work harder if their bosses appreciate them.

"Companies should ensure this by appreciating, recognising and rewarding your employees. It is a highly effective and proven strategy for improving employee engagement and business output. Therefore, creating a formal structure for employee recognition is very important," says Nilanjan Roy, head of strategy, Times Business Solutions.
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