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Mastering the mock tests

This is the time when you will gradually start taking simulated test series to get yourself out of the "concept building" mode and into the "test-taking" mode. Now your study pattern is about to get slightly altered. Here are a few things you can expect to face in the mock tests. ... Read More

STUDENT SPEAK

Direct your energies in the right direction

...feels ASHISH JAIN, 100 percentiler, in CAT 2016. He shares with Alolika Banerjee his journey towards his brilliant score in the CAT and how staying focussed can help attain one's target in life. ... Read More

Strategising is the key to scoring well in the CAT

...feels NIHIL CHARAN REDDY, CAT 2016 100 percentiler. He shares his path to this spectacular score, choosing IIM Ahmedabad, preparation strategy and a lot more, in a conversation with Alolika Banerjee. ... Read More

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• Start with Why
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Top 10 Most Influential Business Leaders

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CORPORATE INTERVIEW

Being honest with oneself is essential in business

...feels YUVRAJ AMAN SINGH, CEO and Founder of Rocking Deals, a company that deals with refurbished mobiles. In an interview with Alolika Banerjee the MBA grad from Middlesex University shares his entrepreneurial journey. ... Read More

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News in brief

Netflix working on technology that streams high-quality videos on low Internet speeds: Netflix's India operations have been quite impressive and has helped the company redouble its efforts on improving the delivery of their video content worldwide, a top company executive has said. ... Read More

Corporate WORLD

Job losses in ITeS: How big a concern is it?

The Indian ITeS sector has been facing a slew of redundancies in the last few months. And this is due to the workforce's current skill sets not matching up to the global client's requirements, leading to panic spreading like wildfire. ... Read More

Flipkart eyes Snapdeal acquisition: An analysis

While a mood of consolidation is prevalent across industries and across the world, it is still unclear if Snapdeal will accept Flipkart's acquisition offer. Although this deal will bring in size and scale, the jury is still out on whether it will enable Flipkart to better compete with Amazon. ... Read More

Regulating real estate: RERA to the rescue?

With the real estate industry in dire need of regulatory oversight, Parliament has passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), which will safeguard buyers from unfair practices by builders. But how effective will the Act be? ... Read More

Study HOUR

Word Dose

The Director of Companies was our captain and our host. We four affectionately watched his back as he stood in the bows looking to seaward. On the whole river there was nothing that looked half so nautical. ... Read More

Globescan

A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
Aadhaar becomes compulsory for opening and maintaining bank accounts by December 31st
The government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for opening bank accounts and for financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above.

All existing account holders are asked to submit Aadhaar to banks by Dec 31, 2017, failing which accounts will become invalid.

In recent months, most banks had been encouraging account holders through SMS and phone calls to link Aadhar with their bank accounts. This was probably done to pre-empt the possibility of it becoming compulsory in future.

This step has been taken to promote digital transactions by promoting Aadhaar-enabled transactions without the use of debit and credit card.
Kohli becomes the only Indian player in Forbes highest paid athletes' list
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has become the only sportsperson from the country to get featured among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the recent Forbes list topped by star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'the world's highest paid athletes' with a total pay of $22 million that includes $3 million from salary and winnings and another 19 million from endorsements.

Describing Kohli as the 'Indian cricket phenom', Forbes said the star cricketer has 'for good reason' already drawn comparisons to all-time great Sachin Tendulkar.
42% global child deaths due to diarrhoea in India, Nigeria
A Lancet study has showed that India and Nigeria accounted for nearly 42% of almost 500,000 child deaths globally because of diarrhoeal disease in 2015.

The study found that diarrhoea is the fourth leading cause of death for children and responsible for 8.6% of all deaths of children aged under five.

It pointed out that 42% of these deaths occur in India and Nigeria alone.

Chad and Niger had the highest child mortality rates for diarrhoeal disease, with 594 and 485 deaths per 100,000 children each year, respectively.
Lenskart planning to open 400 stores in the next couple of years
Eyeware retailer Lenskart is planning to open 400 stores in the next two years. And, to meet its goal, this Ratan Tata-backed brand is planning to invest over Rs 100 crore on business expansion.

The company, which has a strong online presence, is eyeing a total of 700 stores by March 2019 by targeting small towns, tier II and III cities.

"As of now we have 300 stores across India and in the next two years we plan to open another 400 stores," said Lenskart CEO Peyush Bansal.
America's Marigold Capital all set to take over Leela Chennai
American private equity fund Marigold Capital and Investments, a fund specialising in buying debt-ridden hotels and commercial real estate properties and turning them around, is all set to take over Leela Group's 326-room hotel in Chennai for around Rs 700 crore.

"The deal with Marigold is in the documentation stage where the final agreement will be drafted," a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. JM Financial, an investment bank, is advisor to the sale.
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