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MBA: Success beckons you here

Have you ever asked yourself why you want an MBA degree? Will it help you to propel your corporate career? What is management education really about? Get answers to all these questions, and more as you take the plunge into the amazing world of the MBA. ... Read More

MBA BUZZ

How useful is an MBA degree?

Many people are unsure about why to pursue a management degree. The decision to garner an MBA should be based on how it will develop an individual's core strengths. Merely to gain bragging rights or make your resume stand out are not good enough reasons. ... Read More

CORPORATE INTERVIEW

Don't sit on your ideas. Execute them!

... says, PRIYANKA AMAR SHAH, founder of ikheti, an urban farming enterprise. Her one-stop shop for urban farmers is bringing in wonders to the city space by reducing carbon footprint and improving food quality like never before. A tete-a-tete with Alolika Banerjee. ... Read More

Success STREET

Prepare for B-school, before joining a B-school

As you prepare for the MBA entrance exam, this is the perfect time for you to start maximising your chances of getting that dream B-school admit. Author Ameet Singh shares his thoughts on how you can go about doing this homework. ... Read More

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Ad expense growth pace to hit 3-year low: GroupM:- Advertising expenses might expand to 10% this year in 2017, according to India's biggest media-buying agency GroupM. ... Read More

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Top 10 Qualities of the Perfect Manager

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Corporate WORLD

UP elections: The far reaching impact

Even as the BJP government is marred by parliamentary deadlock, the BJP's thumping victory in the UP elections appears to have brought in a lot of confidence. Going forward, can we expect a lot of reforms, or is the focus now going to shift to the 2019 general elections? ... Read More

Tata Motors revival: Is it still a dream?

Tata Motors continues to be in a competitive slump, even as it is trying to claw its way out with a proposed strategic alliance with the Volkswagen group. Volkswagen, in turn, is eyeing a bigger entry into the Indian market with the Tatas. Will this deal solve both the companies' woes? ... Read More

The Trump reality: Impact on India

The new US President's policies and the administration's stance has been a major cause of concern for India. Given Donald Trump's track record in his short span as President, a lot of uncertainty is in the offing for Indian trade, relations and the Indian emergence as a major global power. ... Read More

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The catastrophe came, and she was brought to the Mall as to her home. The rigid formality of the place suffocated her: the prayers and the meals, the lessons and the walks, which were arranged with a conventual regularity, oppressed her almost beyond endurance; ... Read More

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State Bank of Travancore will cease to exist from April 1
Curtains will be coming down on the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) from April 1, following its merger with parent State Bank of India (SBI).

Seventy two years after coming into being in Kerala SBT will cease to exist.

Besides the State Bank of Travancore, the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Hyderabad will also be merged with the State Bank of India, and the assets of these banks will be transferred to the parent bank from April 1 itself.
India wins 73 medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games
India put up a decent show at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria with a total of 73 medals, which included 37 gold medals, 10 silvers and 26 bronze.

Over 100 countries took part the quadrennial event, which was held from March 14-25, with Indian athletes finishing with a satisfactory medal haul.

The Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) raked in gold medals from three team events - floor hockey, unified floorball and traditional floorball.

During the last edition of the event, in Pyongchang, South Korea, India had secured a total of 46 medals.
India to have most Muslims in world by 2050: Pew Research Center
American think tank Pew Research Centre has come up with a report that says India will be the country with the world's largest Muslim population by 2050.

Islam has the youngest median age (30) of all religious groups.

While Islam is currently the world's second-largest religion after Christianity, it is now also the fastest-growing major religion. And if current demographic trends continue, the Muslim population is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century, Pew said.
Alibaba to Invest $177 m in Paytm Mall
Alibaba is all set to invest Rs 1,180 crore ($177 million) in Paytm Mall in order to increase its holding in the company.

The Chinese conglomerate will now own more than 60% stake in Paytm E-commerce.

This will bring to a close one of the most anticipated deals in the Indian online retail industry that pits the Chinese ecommerce giant against America's Amazon and local leader Flipkart in one of the world's fastest-growing markets for digital commerce.
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