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MBA entrance tests: All you need to know

Your preparedness for important management exams must be on in full swing along with the all-important CAT. You need to be familiar with the exam structure, which will help you fare well. Here's an overview of the important exams so that you know how best to prepare. ... Read More

MBA BUZZ

Understanding the GMAT alternative

You are currently preparing for the CAT - and other tests like the XAT, SNAP, NMAT, etc. But do you have a Plan B in mind, in case you don't crack the tests? In this article, we explore the merits and advantages of the GMAT, which you should consider as a viable alternative. ... Read More

Student SILHOUETTE

Your profile is more important than your GMAT score

...says NISHITA PALKAR, who secured admission to Harvard Business School in 2016. This IMS student tells Aditya Prakash Iengar how with a not-so-high GMAT score she persevered to get admission to her most coveted B-school. ... Read More

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Top 10 most populous cities of the world

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CORPORATE INTERVIEW

Hard work is the key to succeed in any venture

...feels ASHISH GUPTA, Director, Gold's Gym, Gurgaon. In a conversation withAlolika Banerjee, this management graduate shares his advice on the essence of thediet and workout schedule before the MBA entrance-test season sets in. ... Read More

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Brexit wins: Britain votes to leave the EU - Britain has voted to leave the European Union, with the Leave campaign securing around 51.8% per cent of the votes. ... Read More

Corporate WORLD

Campus placements: What's going wrong?

Although the college-industry connect is very important to maintain, both for the college and its students as well as for the corporates, a lot of issues have cropped up in the campus placement process, with some institutes responding harshly against the companies. ... Read More

India and nuclear power: A global perspective

The Indian Prime Minister's recent visit to the US was for India's entry into the Nuclear Supplier's Group. It also achieved other important objectives, including securing more foreign direct investment. ... Read More

Recent M&As: Dissecting the whys and the whats

The news recently has been awash with Reliance's merger with Aircel and Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn. Why have these M&A decisions been taken, and what do they entail? Read on to find out. ... Read More

Study HOUR

Word Dose

This Bassett, I must explain, had been a fellow visitor of ours at Cannes; and as she and Angela had struck up one of those effervescent friendships which girls do strike up, I had seen quite a bit of her. ... Read More

Globescan

A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
Men splurge more on online portals than women: Survey
A recent survey of India's popular ecommerce platforms has shown that women aren't the bigger spenders on fashion. Men spend as much as women, or even more, as they splurge more on higher value items than women, show trends on fashion portals such as Myntra, Jabong and Abof.

This is against the conventional wisdom which holds women responsible for driving the fashion business. However, when it comes to the number of purchases, women outdo their male counterparts.
Parle-G's Vile Parle factory shuts down
Parle-G biscuits will be shutting down its iconic Vile Parle factory in Mumbai. However, this will not impact the production capacity of Parle products in any which way.

The popular biscuit brand had started its journey from this Vile Parle factory.

However, this journey of 87 years has now come to an end as the Chauhan family, which owns the brand, has decided to shut down the factory. The decision has been taken because of diminishing production output which became negligible in the last few years.

According to reports, around 4,551 Parle-G biscuits are consumed every second.
Three Indian sites recently added to UNESCO World Heritage List
Three places in India have been conferred the tag of World Heritage sites by UNESCO lately. On July 17th, Chandigarh's Capitol Complex and Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) in Sikkim have been named world heritage sites by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO.

Earlier, the archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) in Bihar was also marked as a heritage site.

This is the first time that any country got three sites inscribed in the Word Heritage List at a single session of the committee meeting, a Culture Ministry official said.
DGCA new guidelines give domestic flyers reasons to smile
Now more power given to domestic flyers in case of being denied boarding or flight cancellations, thanks to the new guidelines by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

As per the revised compensation norms, which are effective from August 1, an airline will have to pay up to Rs 10,000 to a flier in the case of cancelling/delaying a flight beyond two hours, while the compensation for not allowing a passenger to board the flight stands at up to Rs 20,000.

Currently, airlines offer up to Rs 4,000 for both denied boarding and cancelling a flight.
Vintage hotels on 'Palace on Wheels' coaches: A railway initiative coming soon
Railway enthusiasts may soon get the opportunity to unwind and enjoy their meals in thematic vintage hotels on original coaches of the 'Palace on Wheels'.

According to the proposal by the heritage wing of the railways, the vintage hotels-cum-restaurants would be built in the coaches of the train set amid the ambience of an old station to serve the dual aim of preserving the transporter's heritage and harnessing its potential to earn revenue.
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