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Mock tests: Critical to your preparation

Very soon, you will start taking simulated test series, to get yourself out of the "concept building" mode and into the "test-taking" mode. Here are a few things you need to know in this mock test mode. ... Read More

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Healthcare industry: High-flying careers calling

In a sector that is expected to grow to seven times its size by 2020, a lucrative career is a given. Dr BIRANCHI N. JENA, Director of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), ... Read More

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Top 15 Out-Of-The-Box business ideas & Opportunities for 2015

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Focus on your role to give the best you can

Says PRIYANKA KHURANA GOYAL, the Executive Director at Nomura, winner of the Mrs India Queen of Substance 2015 and a doting mother to a two-year-old. She has achieved all this and much more at only 32 years of age. ... Read More

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Top 10 mistakes fresh graduates often make

The current state of fresh graduates in India is a cause for concern in today's market scenario. Right after graduation, these recent graduates knowingly or unknowingly commit certain mistakes that can adversely affect their careers in future. ... Read More

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A tale of two giants: Bharti-Future Group merger

Responding to the competitive threat from sprouting e-commerce players, Bharti and Future Group have merged into one consolidated entity in the retail industry. Will this be a win-win strategy for both? ... Read More

Indian economy under NDA: Highs and lows

Within a year of NDA's governance, inflation seems to be coming under control and as a result, the Reserve Bank of India has dropped interest rates twice during 2015 in order to spur growth. ... Read More

Can Indo-China relations boost Chinese growth?

Despite a slowdown, China is still perceived to be spearheading Asian, and therefore global, growth. Both countries need to break down existing trust deficit barriers for this to be effective. ... Read More

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The current state of fresh graduates in India is a cause for concern in today's market scenario. Right after graduation, these recent graduates knowingly or unknowingly commit certain mistakes that can adversely affect their careers in future. ... Read More

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Word Dose

Some of the judges held up by politicians as exemplars of strict constructionism are in fact opposed to the concept. Antonin Scalia, a Justice of the Supreme Court, has said he is "not a strict constructionist and no one ought to be". ... Read More

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Top Ramen noodles taken off shelves
Instant noodles brand Top Ramen, which had also been a favourite with children and adults alike, has been taken off the shelves from the Indian market on orders from central food safety regulator FSSAI.

The news of its withdrawal has been announced by Indo Nissin, the company that manufactures Top Ramen.

Earlier, Nestle had to recall Maggi noodles, while Hindustan Unilever also withdrew its Knorr instant noodles brand over safety and regulatory issues.

The entire controversy triggered in India after lead beyond permissible limits was found in Maggi noodles along with taste enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Saina becomes the highest paid female sports endorser in India
Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal has becomes the highest paid female sports endorser in the country ahead of tennis player Sania Mirza and boxer Mary Kom after signing an endorsement deal with Kellogg, pegged at close to Rs 1.5 crore.

The India spokesperson for Kellogg, the world's largest breakfast cereal maker, confirmed the association with Nehwal but declined to give details of the deal.

The 25-year-old world number 2 badminton player already has endorsement deals with Yonex, Bajaj Nomarks cream, Iodex pain reliever, Indian Overseas Bank and the Sahara group.
Indian employees more engaged than their global peers: Report
The Indian workforce as compared to its global counterparts is more willing to put in extra hours at work, without its corresponding remuneration in order to complete a task, as per a report from Dale Carnegie Training.

According to the report, employees in India have a significantly higher number of fully engaged working professionals (46 per cent), while the global average is 34 per cent and that of United States stood at 30 per cent.

The report further noted that 61 per cent of respondents were willing to put in extra hours without more pay to complete a task.
Smart casuals for Hindustan Unilever employees now
FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has decided to follow the Infosys way when it comes to shedding its formal dress code and embracing smart casuals to work on all working days.

This marks a significant culture change for the Indian subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever, which was known to have had a strict dress regime previously.

Industry experts say this culture change could be aimed at attracting the next generation of people who are keen on beginning their career journeys with start-ups.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Kuwait City mosque blast
After the deadly explosion at a Shia mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers, Islamic State has claimed responsibility with a Twitter post.

The attack at the Imam Sadiq mosque in the neighbourhood of al-Sawabir, a residential and shopping district of Kuwait City, which left at least 25 dead and more than 200 injured, was carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt.

Immediately after the explosion, police formed a cordon around the mosque's complex, forbidding people from entering the area.
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