B-School Interviews are upon us. If you've successfully cracked the CAT, XAT, or any other entrance exam (or are planning to write IIFT and any other exams), it's time to go to the next step of the MBA admission process. The WAT-PI is what you now need to prepare for. Across all these different shortlisting rounds, the one thing that remains common is your approach to general awareness and current affairs. So today, we bring you a bunch of newsworthy topics that could very well help you brush up facts on current affairs. Here's one very helpful list for your WAT-PI prep. So don't forget to check it out!
Did you uninstall WhatsApp yet? What a scary update right? These were some of the most asked questions in the last few days. And why not? Millennials and Baby Boomers alike found their privacy invaded while bringing the uncomfortable truth of their data not really being secure. So that's what we discuss in today's bulletin. We also look at Donald Trump being impeached for the 2nd time. And an interesting change in how Reliance Retail operates. Read these highlights and learn more!
January 2020. India was in the grips of student protests. A year later, January 2021. Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. What a way to start the new year! 2021 is not looking like a winner currently. There’s a Chinese saying that goes “May you live in interesting times.” Interesting indeed. Meanwhile here at home in India, while Amazon and Reliance battle it out for rights over Future Group, the Tata Group is all set to acquire Big Basket and step up in the ecommerce space. Also, thanks to really expensive R&D, drug companies are programmed to make up giant profits on the few vaccines or medications that cure mass health issues like the COVID vaccine. Most interesting. All this in this News Bulletin. Don’t forget to check it out!
If you are reading this on the 31st or the 1st, a very happy new year to you! Here’s wishing that 2021 brings more positivity, clarity and direction to your life. Meanwhile, this year’s last news bulletin, we decided to do something different. We decided to discuss an interesting business practice - the impossibility and existence of tax havens. Why do these tax havens exist? Read the bulletin to find out more. We also discuss the biggest Indian scam of 2020. We finally talk about how pharma companies benefit from this pandemic. Read more to find out!
It's Christmas time. Usually, the best time of the year. When the world goes on vacation. But this year is different right? 2020 has brought us into a different kind of Christmas. Meanwhile, in the world of business, especially retail, things are happening. There's a war brewing between Reliance and Amazon. Read about it in this bulletin. Also read about Adidas possibly selling Reebok and India's readiness to tackle a new strain of the famous virus. Check out this story.
2020 is coming to an end. The year that was an anomaly, a blip on the radar is nearing the tag end. Lots of crazy things have happened this year. Today's news bulletin is peppered with a few such stories. Find out about why China is importing rice from India after decades. Learn about Facebook's 2021 goals and why Mark Zuckerberg thinks India is important. Finally, find out how Indian startups rank as workplaces for gig workers. Check out this story.
In this episode of the Business News At A Glance, we talk about data and e-commerce. Read about the possibility of Flipkart going public in 2021 with a detailed analysis. Also find out how and why another bank, HDFC, has received an RBI notice. Finally, read about the role of data analytics in digital marketing. Check it out!
Today we talk about the farmer protests. We also look at inflation and how India can become a better nation to trade with. Check out today's business news!
In today’s news bulletin, we discuss the negative and the positive. On the one side, we talk about India’s banking sector perhaps opening its doors to private players. On the other hand, we discuss the laptop industry in India. Finally, we take a look at an emotionally penned statement on healing and pain by Meghan Markle. Check out this week's business news.
Today's News Bulletin is a mix of positive and negative, just like life! We discuss the new vaccines that everyone is waiting for as well as the latest banking tragedy that's the story of Tamil Nadu based (almost 90 years old), Laxmi Vilas Bank. But the story we focus on today is AirBnB coming out of an existential crisis and bouncing back despite the pandemic! What was AirBnB's successful pivot strategy? Read on to find out!
In our 10th edition of Business News At A Glance, we talk about the recent announcement of NPCI regarding UPI transactions which puts a cap on third-party apps like Google Pay and PhonePe in the volume of transactions allowed through them. How will this affect these companies and the digital payment ecosystem of India in general? We also cover the launch of WhatsApp Pay and what are some of the things you should know about it. Also, read how to pick a brand name for your company that sounds right. Read more to find out!
In today's highlights, we bring a very satisfying piece of the global pie. While every eye is looking at the USA elections, we wanted to discuss why it matters to us here in India. What's the big deal - a new American President?! That and something more about the India Taiwan trade pact in today's bulletin. We also talk about cryptocurrency coming back with a bang. Read more to find out!
This week’s news bulletin talks about Atma Nirbhar Bharat and a possible new stimulus package to revive the economy. We also look at cryptocurrencies and their reemergence. Finally, we take a sneak peek at Harley’s exit in India and Hero gaining the rights to market the brand. Check out these highlights now!
In today's News bulletin we discuss the great gift by the Indian government to its employees, a different concession. We also take a look at the Tech Giants ruling the roost across the world and how they are finally coming under the thumb of the regulatory bodies. Finally, we have a look at the pandemic and its latest effect in India. Check it out!
Every week, we bring you snippets of news around the world and how you, the MBA aspirant or student can benefit from knowing about these! This week’s episode, we look at vaccines for COVID 19. More importantly, how will India manage to inoculate a Billion people? Also, glance at the IPL opportunity for brands. Finally we look at Reliance Retail - this time in the news for an indirect tiff with Amazon. Check out these highlights now and find out how you can use this information in your GD-PIs, interviews, etc!
This week’s New Bulletin is about Google’s war with PayTm and other Indian startups. If you’re wondering what’s got the Indian startup players in a tiff with one of their crucial partners like Google, check out the detailed breakdown below. What’s more, we also discuss the US Presidential elections and take a look at the Payments Industry in India overall. Check out these highlights now and find out how you can use this information in your GD-PIs, interviews, etc!
The one sector that has seen a positive GDP throughout the lockdown and this pandemic is agriculture. And why not, because everything else is not as important as food in a crisis situation! So why are farmers protesting? In today’s news bulletin we discuss those bills passed by the government recently which has led to farmers' protests. We also look at the Tata group in the news for conflict negotiation and glance at the Babri Masjid demolition case. Check out these highlights now!
While some businesses are thriving in this pandemic, others are not! Today we take a minute to mourn. And a little more time to talk about companies in the news for all the wrong reasons. Case in point, Reliance ‘wait for it” Capital, selling assets, and HSBC bank seemingly showing a new low. Then there’s Tik Tok. The Indian Govt. suddenly felt some love for the banned Chinese app. Could TikTok be 'Un'Banned In India? Read this week’s highlights and find out more.
This pandemic has spelled disaster for many businesses. But certain industries and domains are actually seeing rapid growth these days! In today’s News At A Glance - find out about the power of Reliance Retail, the growth of UPI and fintech, and a little something about the Government’s plans for startups and small businesses! Check out the details here!
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