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Understanding the GMAT story

While the GMAT structure is quite well known to most test-takers, there is much more to the test than meets the eye. Understanding the nature of the test will really help you get the right perspective for your preparation and practice with the right purpose. ... Read More

Corporate INTERVIEW

Education and learning can never be wasted

...says PRACHI GARG, owner of GhoomoPhiro, an event management company for corporates. With MBA and journalism degrees up her sleeve, this new-age power-packed lady tells Alolika Banerjee how the business acumen running in her blood helped her ... Read More

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Choose your weapon, and keep hitting

It is never one single thing that stands out in an MBA course at a business school. It is, always, a confused conglomeration of ideas, people, activities and much more that makes these two years of your life among the most exciting. ... Read More

Activity never ceases at a B-school

We all join management schools with the hope and will to develop our business acumen, and ultimately achieve our goals of procuring that dream job or starting up that dream venture. ... Read More

Point of VIEW

MBA: A playground where you can play anything

The best way to get the most out of your MBA is to step out of the rat race, and do what you want to do. Your MBA will be exactly as you perceive it to be. ... Read More

Corporate WORLD

The strategy focus of RIL and its impact on India

Being the second largest company in India, the going ahead strategy of Reliance Industries Limited will have a significant impact on the Indian economy. ... Read More

US interest rates, Eurozone and the Indian economy

The US Federal Reserve's plan to hike interest rates, and the current ticking time bomb that is Greece, both might lead to yet another major global economic crisis. This will impact emerging economies as well, India being one of them. ... Read More

Indian IT firms are standing at a crossroads

With the proliferation of technology and related companies across the world, Indian IT and ITeS firms have to take themselves to the next level and provide value added services. ... Read More

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News in brief

US stocks have been falling, ahead of the summit which will have representatives from the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and members of Eurozone countries. ... Read More

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Test Q&As : Are you a Brainiac?

In this section, we shall explore several different types of questions from the various areas of entrance exams like the CAT, CET, GMAT, etc, and how to best to solve them. ... Read More

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

Globescan

A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
Monsoon lets loose mayhem in many parts of India
This year the rain gods have been more than indulgent on the subcontinent. While this spells good news for crops, incessant rains have created havoc many parts of the country.

At least 27 people died across Gujarat in the last 48 hours in several rain related incidents with news coming in of nine of the total 202 dams and reservoirs in the state having filled to capacity.

National Weather Forecasting Centre chief Brahma Prakash Yadav has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka, West Bengal, parts of Gujarat and Konkan-Goa belt in the coming days.
From once-a-year review to regular performance engagements at Accenture India
Accenture India will soon join the rest of the global firm in scrapping annual performance reviews and rankings. The company is shifting from the once-a-year review to regular engagement and conversations about performance and growth.

The new policy will be rolled out across the organisation in FY16. Accenture follows a September-August fiscal year.

Accenture has 336,000 people worldwide and over 100,000 in India. The objective of the new system is to focus on the achievements and talents of each employee.
J&K youths to be trained for jobs in Tata, Reliance and other companies
Under a special scheme called Udaan, at least 7,000 youths from Jammu and Kashmir will soon be trained for various skills. This training will be useful for them to get absorbed in reputed companies like Tata, Reliance and others.

This central government sponsored scheme has been launched to enhance the employability of 40,000 unemployed youths of the state who are graduates and post graduates to get jobs in top companies.

The youths with graduate and post graduate degrees will be picked from across the state, including militancy-prone towns like Sopore.
SBI seeks to share 3% of profits with its employees as incentive
In an attempt to draw top talent, State Bank of India is seeking the government's permission to dole out up to 3 per cent of its annual profits to staff in incentives.

The state-run giant wants to take up this initiative in order to attract good talent that normally makes a beeline for private sector behemoths such as ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank.

State Bank of India also plans to give stock options to employees above the rank of assistant/deputy general manager, hoping that it will help retain talent and improve performance.
Buying things on phone is simpler now, courtesy 'Purchases on Google'
Now buy whatever you want straight from Google with its new feature 'Purchases on Google'.

'Purchases on Google' will help you cut out the middle man in mobile e-commerce and let Google handle the whole transaction.

Since the search company already has your credit card and address on file as part of your Google account, it can just pass on that information - securely, of course. All you need to do is tap the ad when you search, and then choose "checkout" rather than go on to the shop itself.
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