India produced cricket of the calibre that has become synonymous with Virat Kohli's men to crush New Zealand in the first ODI but a bizarre and unprecedented sun-induced interruption overshadowed the on-field action in Napier on Wednesday. Entering the five-match rubber following maiden Test and ODI series triumphs in Australia, India signalled their intent with a clinical display, which saw them chase down a revised target of 156 by eights wickets in 34.5 overs. The Duckworth-Lewis method came into the picture for an interruption which was not caused by rain for the first time. On a near-perfect day, the only thing that didn't go their way was the toss. But India made light of that by bowling out the home team for a paltry 157 in 38 overs. Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the most successful bowler, returning figures of 4/39 in 10 overs, while seamer Mohammed Shami finished with an excellent 3/19 in six overs. There were also two wickets for leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Captain Kane Williamson top-scored for the hosts with 64 off 81 balls. In response, Shikhar Dhawan began the innings with a flurry of boundaries, eventually finishing as the top-scorer with 75 off 103 balls. The left-handed opening batsman, battling indifferent form, studded his innings with six boundaries. India were comfortably placed at 44 for one when, in a bizarre turn of events, players walked off the ground after dinner because the setting sun made it difficult for them to spot the ball at McLean park. This led to an interruption that has never been seen in international cricket before. Because of the nearly half-an-hour delay, the target was revised to 156 in 49 overs, which the visitors chased without much ado. While Rohit Sharma may have lost his focus after the dinner break, Kohli and Dhawan didn't let the sun-induced stoppage distract their minds when play resumed. Kohli, though, got out five short of a fifty. The Indian captain hit three boundaries in his 59-ball knock before pacer Lockie Ferguson had him caught behind with a quick delivery that caught the batsman by surprise. In the course of his 26th ODI fifty, Dhawan became the joint fourth fastest batsman to reach 5000 runs. Dhawan needed 118 innings to reach the mark. This knock will bring some relief for Dhawan as he hasn't scored a half century in his last nine innings. Earlier, opting to bat, the New Zealanders were off to an inauspicious start, losing both openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro within the first five overs with just 18 runs on the board. By sending back Guptill in his 56th match, the 28-year-old Shami became the fastest Indian to reach 100 wickets in ODIs. Coming into the series after a hugely successful 2018, Ross Taylor looked good in his 41-ball 24, but he was brilliantly caught and bowled by Chahal, who lured the batsman to dance down the pitch a tad too early with his change of pace. Till Taylor was there alongside Williamson, things looked good for New Zealand, as the duo played a few delightful shots, especially the skipper whose trademark backfoot punch through the covers stood out. Tom Latham was dismissed in similar fashion, with leg-spinner Chahal being the bowler. Henry Nicholls and Mitchell Santner came, swung their willows for a six and a couple of boundaries, and got out to Jadhav and Shami respectively as New Zealand stuttered at 133 for six in the 30th over. By that time, Williamson too had had enough, and got out while trying to hoick Yadav over long-on.
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2019 Quotes: One of India’s most revered spiritual leaders, Swami Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863, as Narendra Nath Datta. It was in 1887 that he along with other disciples of Ramakrishna Paramhansa took formal vows of sannyasa and renounced the worldly pleasures. Advertising With a special interest in Western philosophy and history, he was often assailed by doubts about the existence of God. Through his speeches and lectures, Vivekananda tried to awaken the religious consciousness among people and also tried to uplift the downtrodden using the principles of practical Vedanta. To take his message to a wider audience, Vivekananda also attended the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893. His iconic speech there that touched topics like universal acceptance, tolerance and religion, got him a standing ovation at the parliament. On his 156th birth anniversary, let’s take a look at some his inspirational and famous quotes that might change the way you look at life: * You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. * Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin, to say that you are weak, or others are weak. * The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire. * Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now. * Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. * All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. * Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being. * Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else. * The moment I have realised God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday questioned the logic behind the government curbing the practice of Triple Talaq while supporting the "decriminalisation" of homosexuality. He termed it as an attack on the rights conferred upon Muslims by the constitution. "Hundred per cent of the Muslim population is against the move to criminalise Triple Talaq. Why are you criminalising Triple Talaq while supporting the decriminalisation of homosexuality? If sexual minorities can get a choice in Section 377, why can't religious minorities?" he asked during a debate on the controversial bill in the Lok Sabha. Mr Owaisi also criticised a Supreme Court verdict that decriminalised adultery, saying it would result in a spike in extramarital affairs. "If your faith is your faith, then my faith should also be my faith. Your (the government's) intentions are not pure... You can bring your own law, but we will not forfeit our religion," he declared. While the centre had held in court that retaining adultery as an offence was necessary to preserve the sanctity of marriage, it left the decision on decriminalising homosexuality to the judiciary's wisdom. Other opposition leaders questioned the manner in which the government wanted to pass the bill. Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule wanted to know why the government had taken the ordinance route when the bill should have ideally been sent to a select committee. "Instead of the Triple Talaq bill, the government should empower women through legislations on reservations and marital rape," she said. Samajwadi Party leader Dharmendra Yadav claimed that the BJP had come up with the bill for political purposes. "There was no need to bring in a separate law, given that the Supreme Court had already ruled that Triple Talaq is illegal," he said. ET Mohammed Basheer of the Indian Union Muslim League said personal laws are protected by Article 25 of the Constitution. "This legislation is ill-motivated and against our fundamental rights," he added. The revised bill was eventually passed after a five-hour debate in the Lok Sabha, amid a walkout by the Congress and the AIADMK.
Generic placeholder image

"Why Target Triple Talaq But Support Homosexuality?": Asaduddin Owaisi To Centre

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday questioned the logic behind the government curbing the practice of Triple Talaq while supporting the "decriminalisation" of homosexuality. He termed it as an attack on the rights conferred upon Muslims by the constitution. "Hundred per cent of the Muslim population is against the move to criminalise Triple Talaq. Why are you criminalising Triple Talaq while supporting the decriminalisation of homosexuality? If sexual minorities can get a choice in Section 377, why can't religious minorities?" he asked during a debate on the controversial bill in the Lok Sabha. Mr Owaisi also criticised a Supreme Court verdict that decriminalised adultery, saying it would result in a spike in extramarital affairs. "If your faith is your faith, then my faith should also be my faith. Your (the government's) intentions are not pure... You can bring your own law, but we will not forfeit our religion," he declared. While the centre had held in court that retaining adultery as an offence was necessary to preserve the sanctity of marriage, it left the decision on decriminalising homosexuality to the judiciary's wisdom. Other opposition leaders questioned the manner in which the government wanted to pass the bill. Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule wanted to know why the government had taken the ordinance route when the bill should have ideally been sent to a select committee. "Instead of the Triple Talaq bill, the government should empower women through legislations on reservations and marital rape," she said. Samajwadi Party leader Dharmendra Yadav claimed that the BJP had come up with the bill for political purposes. "There was no need to bring in a separate law, given that the Supreme Court had already ruled that Triple Talaq is illegal," he said. ET Mohammed Basheer of the Indian Union Muslim League said personal laws are protected by Article 25 of the Constitution. "This legislation is ill-motivated and against our fundamental rights," he added. The revised bill was eventually passed after a five-hour debate in the Lok Sabha, amid a walkout by the Congress and the AIADMK.


Generic placeholder image

Andhra Pradesh govt to distribute Swift Dzire cars among unemployed brahmin youth

head of elections, the Telugu Desam Party-led government in Andhra Pradesh is showering sops in the state. Apart from Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's plan to distribute smart phones, the government will also distribute Swift Dzire cars among unemployed brahmin youth. Naidu had earlier said the state required to distribute 14 million smart phones for ease of living. The chief minister will distribute 30 Swift Dzire cars among unemployed brahmin youth on Friday at his camp office in Amravati. The distribution is being done under a self employment programme. The Brahmin Welfare Corporation will provide a maximum of Rs 2 lakh as subsidy and the beneficiary has to bear 10 per cent of the cost of the vehicle and the remaining amount will be provided by the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Cooperative Credit Society as a repayable loan in monthly instalments. The corporation sanctioned 50 cars in the first phase. Corporation chairman Vemuri Anand Surya has said that so far around 1.5 lakh persons have been benefited by the Brahmin corporation.


Generic placeholder image

KCR’s return gift: MIM to campaign in AP to support Jagan

Clarity on KCR’s controversial ‘return gift’ is slowly emerging. MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi is expected to come to AP and take part in electioneering to mobilise support from muslim minorities for Jaganmohan Reddy. This is part of the return gift that was sarcastically announced by KCR after the resounding victory in Telangana polls last December, say the YSR Congress Party leaders. But TDP has already captured muslim groups all over AP by projecting its anti-BJP stand and policies. Moreover, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has effectively carried forward the message into minorities that KCR was a secret ally to both MIM and BJP which is something unthinkable in today’s politics. MIM is usually dead against BJP and its friends but in Telangana MIM leaders are in the trap of KCR who is fulfilling all their requests locally. With regard to AP, YCP leaders are saying Asaduddin Owaisi will canvass for Jagan in coming election just like how he did for KCR in December polls there in Telangana. This has almost become a sort of sentiment for YCP leaders who feel Asaduddin coming here will bring success just like how it made KCR CM once again. Owaisi had openly gone round and appealed to muslim minorities to vote for KCR. But analysts say similar appeals by MIM in AP would not work here since TDP has already made a strong impact among muslim minorities here.


Generic placeholder image

AP New Cm

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1] Andhra Pradesh was created in 1956 by the merger of the Telangana region of Hyderabad State into Andhra State. Two chief ministers each from the Indian National Congress party had served these predecessor states. The first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, later the sixth President of India. Including him, 13 out of 17 chief ministers belonged to the Congress party. Among these P. V. Narasimha Rao, who went on to become the ninth Prime Minister of India. Three chief ministers were from the Telugu Desam Party, including N. Chandrababu Naidu the longest-serving Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (over eleven years). Naidu also served as the chief minister after Telangana was officially carved out of Andhra Pradesh into a separate state. Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR Congress Party was sworn in as the chief minister after the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.[2]


Rajamouli's ambitious project temporary titled RRR is hitting the headlines for a long time. Over the past few days, speculation is doing the rounds on the storyline of RRR which features Tollywood top actors come best friends-Jr NTR and Ram Charan. The first schedule of the movie has been completed last year. It is learnt, they are vying for a release in 2020. Rajamouli movie will definitely hit the bulls’ eye. He is demanding as a director and delivers the product finally. The actors must be prepared to devoting their time totally. We have already seen Prabhas dedicating his five years for Baahubali franchise. Of late, Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s names have been added to the list. This time, Rajamouli seems to be planning to wrap up the movie by end of this year. Rajamouli who is scouting for female stars and other supporting cast and making a tight schedule of RRR for the next few months. A little birdie tells us that the second schedule of RRR is all set to begin from January-21. The movie is not likely to have any breaks. Non-stop shooting up to October, is likely to continue and Charan and NTR have given a bulk dates of ten months for Rajmouli. Last year, it was speculated that Jr NTR and Ram Charan will be busy with RRR for two years. Rajamouli has decided to finish the regular shoot by the middle of this year which is a big relief to his fans. However, there is no official confirmation from filmmakers. Coming to the personal front, Ram Charan is currently coping with Vinaya Vidheya Rama loss. It would take considerable time for him to come out of it. Jr NTR name has been cropped up with regard to hosting Bigg Boss-3.
Generic placeholder image

Rajamouli RRR Second Schedule

Rajamouli's ambitious project temporary titled RRR is hitting the headlines for a long time. Over the past few days, speculation is doing the rounds on the storyline of RRR which features Tollywood top actors come best friends-Jr NTR and Ram Charan. The first schedule of the movie has been completed last year. It is learnt, they are vying for a release in 2020. Rajamouli movie will definitely hit the bulls’ eye. He is demanding as a director and delivers the product finally. The actors must be prepared to devoting their time totally. We have already seen Prabhas dedicating his five years for Baahubali franchise. Of late, Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s names have been added to the list. This time, Rajamouli seems to be planning to wrap up the movie by end of this year. Rajamouli who is scouting for female stars and other supporting cast and making a tight schedule of RRR for the next few months. A little birdie tells us that the second schedule of RRR is all set to begin from January-21. The movie is not likely to have any breaks. Non-stop shooting up to October, is likely to continue and Charan and NTR have given a bulk dates of ten months for Rajmouli. Last year, it was speculated that Jr NTR and Ram Charan will be busy with RRR for two years. Rajamouli has decided to finish the regular shoot by the middle of this year which is a big relief to his fans. However, there is no official confirmation from filmmakers. Coming to the personal front, Ram Charan is currently coping with Vinaya Vidheya Rama loss. It would take considerable time for him to come out of it. Jr NTR name has been cropped up with regard to hosting Bigg Boss-3.


Generic placeholder image

Vinaya Vidheya Rama trailer date and audio launch venue fixed!

Vinaya Vidheya Rama is the latest Telugu film in the combination of mega power star Ram Charan and mass director Boyapati Srinu. Kiara Advani is the lead heroine in this film. The audio launch of this movie will be held at a grand function to be held on the 27th of this month in Hyderabad at Yousufguda Police Grounds. Mega Star Chiranjeevi is likely to the chief guest for the prestigious event. Danayya is producing this film and Devi Sri Prasad has given the music for the film.Trailor will be launched by K.T.RamaRao, working president of TRS.


Generic placeholder image

Viswasam box office collection Day 1

It has been one and a half years since Ajith's Vivegam hit the screens. After a brief hiatus, Thala and Siruthai Siva are back with another rural entertainer titled Viswasam, which released worldwide on January 10. Going by the initial reports, Viswasam has opened to positive reviews and is said to have collected a huge sum at the box office. Trade reports suggest that the film has grossed Rs 26.7 crore in Tamil Nadu on its opening day. [BREAKING] '#Viswasam' - 1st Day Boxoffice Collection in Tamilnadu - 26.7Cr Historical Opening.. AJITHKUMAR FANS CLUB (@ThalaAjith_FC) January 10, 2019 The premiere shows were scheduled as early as 1 AM on January 10 in a few theatres in Chennai and his fans celebrated the release like a festival. Both premiere and early morning shows were houseful and fans seem to have been impressed by Ajith's performance. In the US, Viswasam was released in over 95 locations and has managed to rake in Rs 59 lakhs from the premiere shows. The box office collection across the globe is expected to see a rise in the upcoming days. MOVIE REVIEW: Viswasam Also, popular opinion is that the film will lure in people to the theatres because of positive word of mouth. Apart from Chennai, Viswasam took a flying start in Karnataka and the US as well. #Viswasam has taken superb opening in Karnataka. Packed evening & night shows in Bangalore city Expecting good week 1 overall as WOM is very good Raghu Nandan Reddy (@Ragsblr) January 10, 2019 India Today reviewer Janani K rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote, "It is probably the first time that a leading actor like Ajith and director Siruthai Siva have collaborated for four consecutive films. By now, they have worked together for nearly 6 years, which is enough to analyse one's strength and weakness in their craft. Even after working together for half a decade, Ajith and Siva don't seem to have understood each other's work style or the audience's pulse." Viswasam is an emotional family entertainer starring Ajith, Nayanthara, Baby Anikha and Jagapati Babu in the lead roles. Produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, the movie is said to have released in over 1000 screens across the globe.


Generic placeholder image

Actor Mahesh Babu's Bank Accounts Frozen Over Tax Dues

The Goods and Services Tax department on Thursday said it has attached the bank accounts of Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu to recover service tax dues from him. According to a press release issued by the Hyderabad GST Commissionarate, Mahesh Babu has not paid the Service Tax during 2007-08 for the taxable services he rendered as brand ambassador, appearance money and advertising for promotion of products among others. "The total tax due from him was Rs. 18.5 lakh. Today the GST department has attached his bank accounts in Axis Bank and ICICI Bank for an amount of Rs. 73.5 lakhs which includes tax, interest and penalty, it said. When contacted, a senior official of the GST department said Mahesh Babu failed to get any reprieve from any appellate authority on this issue. "We have attached the bank accounts and started recovering.. We have recovered Rs. 42 lakh from Axis Bank today. Balance, ICICI bank has to pay by tomorrow. Otherwise action will be taken against ICICI Bank," a official was quoted by news agency PTI. COMMENT They further said the 43-year-old actor cannot operate the bank accounts until he settles the tax dues with the department.


General Management I Data Analysis This subject provides the fundamental quantitative skills necessary you need to extract information from data to make better managerial decisions. You will become familiar with the tools of quantitative analysis, develop the necessary skills for analytical thinking and gain a quantitative mindset to measure performance. The fundamental quantitative skills you gain from this subject will provide a foundation for advanced MBA subjects and an analytical framework for solving managerial problems throughout your career. Financial Reporting and Analysis Understanding and using financial accounting information is essential to your success as a professional manager. This subject provides you with foundation knowledge about for-profit entities’ external financial reporting – knowledge that is not only the basis for correctly interpreting and applying accounting information, provided for internal managerial decision-making, but also for financial statements, used to make externally?focused judgments and decisions (e.g., assessing a firm’s intrinsic value or its strengths and weaknesses, relative to competitors). People Management This subject provides the analytical skills and tools to identify, diagnose and solve people-related challenges in organisations. It examines different theoretical perspectives and concepts, underlying individual, group and organisational behaviour, and teaches you how to apply these concepts in a practical manner to improve performance. Economics for Managers This subject gives you economic-reasoning tools for developing and evaluating strategic business options and making better choices. You will discuss the fundamental concepts and develop analytical skills required in managerial and strategic decision?making. General Management II Leadership Develop the capability to lead individuals and teams through intrapersonal (self-awareness, self-management) and interpersonal (social awareness, social skill) development. This confidence-building subject includes theoretical and conceptual content alongside solo and group exercises, designed to prepare you for leadership experiences in the MBA program and your future career. Social Responsibility and Ethics Learn about the societal context in which business operates and develop the skills for reasoning about the ethical problems it generates. This intensive subject examines the various stakeholders of business and discusses the obligations that corporations have to them. It considers strategies for achieving corporate social responsibility goals and also examines a range of alternative approaches to moral reasoning. Finance This introduction to valuation and financial management is based on the principle that firms should be managed to increase the wealth of their shareholders, subject to fulfilling their contractual and legal obligations to other stakeholders. To this end, it focuses on valuing financial assets and selecting investment projects. It provides a solid foundation if you want to specialise in finance or study other finance electives later in your MBA. Marketing Management The focus of this subject is the challenges that organisations face in managing demand and how to address them with optimal demand?side strategies. To be successful, organisations need to recognise, create, grow and protect market?based assets that influence demand. You will learn how (and which) marketing investments help develop market?based assets, how they translate into market outcomes, and how market outcomes help ensure an organisation’s long?term survival and success. Process and Operations Management In fiercely competitive global and dynamic environments, companies face increasing pressures to exceed customer expectations along multiple performance measures, such as cost, quality, flexibility and innovation. This subject deals with the design, management and continuous improvement of business processes, providing some of the core concepts that are essential for leveraging a firm’s operational capabilities to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. It takes a logical and rigorous approach to planning and controlling process structure and provides managerial levers for achieving the desired performance from a business process. General Management III Innovation Bootcamp During this intense, week?long subject, you are introduced to a number of exciting techniques and concepts, including individual creativity and brainstorming, team creativity, innovation within small and large firms, and linking ideas, generated in this subject, to your other subjects, including strategy, marketing and operations. It is not a "theory" subject. It is hands?on and experiential, with a focus on a real project to help you acquire practical skills. We want you to learn how to think outside the box and be creative and inventive, whether you decide to become an entrepreneur or join an existing firm. Such skills are becoming more important to employers as industries face rapidly changing market conditions and innovative global competitors. Corporate Financial Management This subject provides advanced knowledge about financial management - knowledge that is the basis for funding a firm’s investments and using its resources efficiently, and useful for addressing risk management, capital investment in foreign markets and corporate payout policy. Management Accounting This subject gives you foundation knowledge about the financial information that underlies managerial reports, used for internal planning, decision?making and performance evaluation. This knowledge is fundamental to making informed, value?creating, managerial decisions. Global Business Economics This subject examines the broad environment in which firms operate and explains factors that affect the output growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates and exchange rates of a country in a globalised world. These economy?wide variables are beyond a firm’s control but critically influence their decision?making. The subject presents a macroeconomic framework to illustrate the dynamic interconnections among markets (such as financial assets, goods and services, labour, money) and government policies. With the aid of country case studies and current policy research, it demonstrates that economics is not primarily a set of answers but a method of reasoning. Strategy This subject examines: a general manager’s primary roles and responsibilities in formulating business strategies and building and sustaining competitive advantage; the fundamental issues involved with integrating and coordinating the activities of different functional areas, such as marketing, operations management, accounting, human resource management and finance; and the frameworks and tools, commonly used to develop and assess business strategies.
Generic placeholder image

MBA General Management

General Management I Data Analysis This subject provides the fundamental quantitative skills necessary you need to extract information from data to make better managerial decisions. You will become familiar with the tools of quantitative analysis, develop the necessary skills for analytical thinking and gain a quantitative mindset to measure performance. The fundamental quantitative skills you gain from this subject will provide a foundation for advanced MBA subjects and an analytical framework for solving managerial problems throughout your career. Financial Reporting and Analysis Understanding and using financial accounting information is essential to your success as a professional manager. This subject provides you with foundation knowledge about for-profit entities’ external financial reporting – knowledge that is not only the basis for correctly interpreting and applying accounting information, provided for internal managerial decision-making, but also for financial statements, used to make externally?focused judgments and decisions (e.g., assessing a firm’s intrinsic value or its strengths and weaknesses, relative to competitors). People Management This subject provides the analytical skills and tools to identify, diagnose and solve people-related challenges in organisations. It examines different theoretical perspectives and concepts, underlying individual, group and organisational behaviour, and teaches you how to apply these concepts in a practical manner to improve performance. Economics for Managers This subject gives you economic-reasoning tools for developing and evaluating strategic business options and making better choices. You will discuss the fundamental concepts and develop analytical skills required in managerial and strategic decision?making. General Management II Leadership Develop the capability to lead individuals and teams through intrapersonal (self-awareness, self-management) and interpersonal (social awareness, social skill) development. This confidence-building subject includes theoretical and conceptual content alongside solo and group exercises, designed to prepare you for leadership experiences in the MBA program and your future career. Social Responsibility and Ethics Learn about the societal context in which business operates and develop the skills for reasoning about the ethical problems it generates. This intensive subject examines the various stakeholders of business and discusses the obligations that corporations have to them. It considers strategies for achieving corporate social responsibility goals and also examines a range of alternative approaches to moral reasoning. Finance This introduction to valuation and financial management is based on the principle that firms should be managed to increase the wealth of their shareholders, subject to fulfilling their contractual and legal obligations to other stakeholders. To this end, it focuses on valuing financial assets and selecting investment projects. It provides a solid foundation if you want to specialise in finance or study other finance electives later in your MBA. Marketing Management The focus of this subject is the challenges that organisations face in managing demand and how to address them with optimal demand?side strategies. To be successful, organisations need to recognise, create, grow and protect market?based assets that influence demand. You will learn how (and which) marketing investments help develop market?based assets, how they translate into market outcomes, and how market outcomes help ensure an organisation’s long?term survival and success. Process and Operations Management In fiercely competitive global and dynamic environments, companies face increasing pressures to exceed customer expectations along multiple performance measures, such as cost, quality, flexibility and innovation. This subject deals with the design, management and continuous improvement of business processes, providing some of the core concepts that are essential for leveraging a firm’s operational capabilities to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. It takes a logical and rigorous approach to planning and controlling process structure and provides managerial levers for achieving the desired performance from a business process. General Management III Innovation Bootcamp During this intense, week?long subject, you are introduced to a number of exciting techniques and concepts, including individual creativity and brainstorming, team creativity, innovation within small and large firms, and linking ideas, generated in this subject, to your other subjects, including strategy, marketing and operations. It is not a "theory" subject. It is hands?on and experiential, with a focus on a real project to help you acquire practical skills. We want you to learn how to think outside the box and be creative and inventive, whether you decide to become an entrepreneur or join an existing firm. Such skills are becoming more important to employers as industries face rapidly changing market conditions and innovative global competitors. Corporate Financial Management This subject provides advanced knowledge about financial management - knowledge that is the basis for funding a firm’s investments and using its resources efficiently, and useful for addressing risk management, capital investment in foreign markets and corporate payout policy. Management Accounting This subject gives you foundation knowledge about the financial information that underlies managerial reports, used for internal planning, decision?making and performance evaluation. This knowledge is fundamental to making informed, value?creating, managerial decisions. Global Business Economics This subject examines the broad environment in which firms operate and explains factors that affect the output growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates and exchange rates of a country in a globalised world. These economy?wide variables are beyond a firm’s control but critically influence their decision?making. The subject presents a macroeconomic framework to illustrate the dynamic interconnections among markets (such as financial assets, goods and services, labour, money) and government policies. With the aid of country case studies and current policy research, it demonstrates that economics is not primarily a set of answers but a method of reasoning. Strategy This subject examines: a general manager’s primary roles and responsibilities in formulating business strategies and building and sustaining competitive advantage; the fundamental issues involved with integrating and coordinating the activities of different functional areas, such as marketing, operations management, accounting, human resource management and finance; and the frameworks and tools, commonly used to develop and assess business strategies.


Generic placeholder image

dsfsdf

sdfdasf


Generic placeholder image

Study Abroad , International Marketing Strategy MSc

Course Details Marketing is no longer just a business function, it is a way of doing business that places the consumer at the centre of organisational activity. Marketing is an essential component of organisational success not only in businesses, but also in the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Whether you are actively seeking opportunities in other countries, or working with global influences in a home market, international marketing strategy affects us all. This course will enable you to develop the professional marketing skills and knowledge required to work effectively in this increasingly complex environment. Studying this course will also enhance your ability to think strategically about marketing issues and challenges. Our MSc International Marketing Strategy is made up of several modules that combine to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the challenging and dynamic discipline of international marketing. The content of the course reflects the key strategic decisions that underpin international marketing including: the decision to internationalise market identification screening and selection market entry tactical action programmes implementation monitoring and evaluation The dissertation gives you an opportunity to complete a substantial piece of independent research on an international marketing topic of your choice. Industry Placement Option The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project. This will give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate and could be a good starting point for setting up your own consultancy business. Your placement will need to be appropriate to your level of study and you should also be paid for this work. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer. If you are unable or unwilling to progress with an industry placement, for whatever reason, you will have the option to transfer onto our Dissertation and Research Methods module in order to gain the required credits to complete your programme of study. Assessments An innovative range of individual and group-based assessments are used involving the preparation of essays, marketing plans, case study analyses, portfolios and presentations as well as the dissertation


Generic placeholder image

Career in C.A

Chartered accountancy is the core of all business, be it big or small. A chartered accountant’s work involves auditing, taxation, accounting and financial planning. It can be a very challenging and rewarding job. Career prospects after doing chartered accountancy are exciting. Chartered accountancy can be the first step to other rewarding careers in finance, investment consultancy and fund management. The Chartered Accountancy course is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which has its headquarters in New Delhi, 5 regional offices (Calcutta, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi) and 81 branches under these regional centres. Step-by-Step The qualifications for becoming a CA have changed over the years. Initially — and that was decades ago — one could think of becoming a CA only after finishing graduation and a candidate had to undergo five years of articleship training. In 1991-92, ICAI allowed candidates who had cleared their Plus Two examinations to appear for the Foundation Course of the CA programme. In October 2001, ICAI introduced PE-1 and PE-2 system of examinations in place of the Foundation and the Intermediate examinations. However, in 2006, ICAI revamped the system and launched CPT, IPCC and FC. The unique feature of the chartered accountancy is its curriculum, which is theoretical education with complementary practical training. A student would undergo theoretical education and practical training concurrently from the very beginning. This balanced approach helps the students to appreciate the underlying practical applications of the theoretical education scheme. Common Proficiency Test (CPT) CPT is an entry level test of four subjects i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) This is first stage of CA curriculum wherein only working knowledge of core and allied subjects to accountancy profession is covered. The subjects of IPCC are classified into two groups which a student can study and appear in the examination group-wise or both the groups together. IPCC is designed to improve knowledge of accountancy linked to accounting standards to build strong foundation for developing knowledge of financial reporting at the final stage. The students update their knowledge of business communication, business strategies, taxes, information technology and audit. CA Final CA Final covers advanced application knowledge of core subjects like financial reporting, strategic financial management, advanced management accounting, advanced auditing and professional ethics and information systems control and audit. In addition, principles of e-governance, corporate and allied laws, international taxation and VAT are important features of the updated subject contents. Articleship The students after passing Group I of IPCC will register for Articleship for a period of three years with experienced CAs. Certain rules do apply - CAs with 16 years of experience and above can take on about 8 articles, those with less experience can train fewer articles and these teachers or 'Principals' as they are called, can be changed during the course of training. An agreement of training needs to be executed before it begins. During the training time, articles learn the technical details of the work and as time passes, they are given larger assignments with less supervision. All articled clerks are paid a stipend depending on their city's population. Start Early In today’s cut throat competitive world, it is advisable that a student starts planning right after class 10. For chartered accountancy, a student can register with the Board of Studies and prepare for entry level test while pursuing 10+2. It is better to take mathematics at this level. Students of commerce stream definitely have an advantage while pursuing this career. The latest scheme of CA is designed to encourage young talented students having aptitude for accounting education to make an early entry into the profession. Is it the Right Career for Me? It is generally believed that only students of commerce should pursue CA course. However, CA being a very practical course, the students from science and arts streams can equally benefit and make a successful career. Students of science and arts stream have to make extra efforts in order to understand some complex accounting nuances and have to get basic knowledge of various management topics. But it can be easily concluded that students of science and arts streams can be successful CAs, if they are ready to toil. What would it Cost Me? Unlike other professional courses, the fee for becoming a CA is very less, which is inclusive of the cost of study material. For registering with IPPC you have to shell out Rs 9000 while the fee for CPT is Rs 6700. Funding/Scholarship There is not much scope for any scholarships while pursuing chartered accountancy. Job Prospects On completion of the training, the candidates need to gain membership to the ICAI before they can start practicing as a CA. A member wishing to practice in India or abroad needs to obtain a Certificate of Practice from the ICAI, the yearly fee of which is Rs. 400. Once the membership is taken, the practicing member cannot work in any other business or occupation without taking permission from the council; they are only permitted to work in areas as specified in the CA regulations. More information on enrolment or the examinations can be requested from the Institute's offices or the Headquarters at Indraprastha, New Delhi or the Board of Studies, C1 - Sector 1, Noida - 201301. Pay Packet For CA Inter: Generally candidates holding CA inter-qualification are paid somewhere between Rs 7,500 and 15,000 depending on the type of firm. Payments can be higher for candidates possessing other qualifications such as MCom or an MBA. On the other hand starting salaries can be as little as Rs 4,500 to 5,000 in some small towns of the country. For CA Final (FCA): Starting salaries range between Rs 12,000 to 30,000 depending on the type of firm and nature of the economy. A full fledged CA can expect a salary between Rs 30,000 to 75,000 after serving a stint of more than 5 years at a top firm. Demand and Supply It can be easily concluded that the country needs about 7,500 to 10,000 fresh CAs every year seeing the growth of Indian economy in the last 5 years. Market Watch Chartered Accountants have been one of the most sought after professionals in India. Much of the reputation of CAs is due to the fact that their rigorous training (both theoretical and practical) makes them practically jack of all trades as far as the domain of finance is concerned. In spite of the sea change in global trade systems and practices, the requirement of CAs has remained steady. The demand for CAs has been growing between 10% to 15% over the past 3 – 4 years. The demand however depends on the state of the economy and there is direct bearing on the demand of CAs when the economy is in downtrend. But the statutory clause for mandatory appointment of CAs provides substantial cushion support to the CA fraternity as compared to other comparable peers. International Focus The qualification of CA is globally recognized hence industry outlook for CAs is bright indeed. Much recognition for CA degree is due to the fact that the CA course has been able to keep pace with changes in industry scenario. Several new modules and topics have not only been incorporated into the CA course but have been very effectively implemented to give increasing more power to the CA degree. In spite of the fact that several top-notch B-schools (including IIMs) have produced some of the most brilliant B-school grads, it is noteworthy that CAs has been able to retain their prominence in present world order. Positives/Negatives +ves The job is highly paying. CAs command tremendous respect in the organisations and society. -ves It can be a stressful job as the responsibilities are enormous and there is no scope for any errors. Regular update of knowledge is a must otherwise it may lead to stagnation in career. Different Roles, Different Names A Chartered Accountant’s work area has become so wide and involves so many activities that sometimes a CA is perceived as almost an enigma. A CA can start career with auditing activities, which is the basic work area of a CA. From here a more fulfilling career in finance can be pursed after getting enough exposure of intricacies of finance. As an investment consultant and as a fund manager a CA can play the role of a top decision maker. CAs also work in project management and consultancy services. Top Companies/Verticals Following are the areas where CAs find an opportunity: Banks (Both private and public) Public Limited Companies (mandatory for the purpose of law) Auditing Firms (such as KPMG, Price Waterhouse, etc.) Finance Companies, Mutual Funds, Portfolio Management Companies, Investment Houses, Stock Broking Firms Legal firms, Legal houses, Patent Firms, attorneys, Trade Mark and Copyright Registers Tips for Getting Hired Accounting is a precision oriented job. Pay attention to how you dress, speak and conduct yourself in company. These also add a personal charisma which helps in maintaining good relations with peers and clients. You need to understand the business world. It is also important that you show this understanding. Start looking at the bigger picture in terms of company numbers. This business acumen is a prerequisite for a CA. Leadership and analytical skills are vital to a chartered accountant. Besides these, work on your communication skills both oral and written. Be prepared to work long and hard when needed especially in the taxation months. Maintain high ethical standards.


New Delhi:Telecom operator Reliance Jio Thursday reported a jump of 65 per cent in its net profit to Rs 831 crore during the December 2018 quarter, mainly on account of a rise in customer base. The company had recorded a net profit of Rs 681 crore in the corresponding period a year ago. While average revenue per user of Reliance Jio continued to decline, the impact seems to have mitigated with a sharp increase in customer base to 28 crore by the end of December, from 16 crore in the year-ago period. "The Jio family is now 280-million strong and growing on one of the world's largest mobile data networks, in line with our vision of connecting everyone and everything, everywhere – always at the highest quality and the most affordable price. We are similarly working on re-inventing the connectivity solutions market for Homes and Enterprise with our next generation FTTX services," Mukesh D Ambani, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries Ltd. The operating revenue of Reliance Jio increased by 50.9 per cent to Rs 10,383 crore during the October-December 2018 period, compared with the Rs 6,879 crore it registered in the corresponding period a year ago.(PTI)
Various trade unions and farmers' and teachers' associations across the country are on a two-day nationwide strike beginning today (January 8). The Left parties have called affiliate unions to participate in the strike to protest against the Narendra Modi government. Trade and farmers' unions have said they will stage rail and rasta roko (stop traffic and trains) protests in their respective areas. In some states, educational institutes have declared holidays and transport unions have also extended support to the strike. Besides this, several bank unions will also be participating in the nationwide strike. The strike does not have a unified agenda and trade unions will be pressing for their own unique demands. 10 things to know: 1) People's collectives like the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, Bhumi Adhikar Andolan and several unions have announced their support to the two-day strike. 2) The unions have accused the BJP of making "desperate attempts" to change labour laws without taking trade unions into confidence. In a press statement, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, a Left-affiliated body, said the Modi government is wiping out regular employments and payments by unilaterally changing labour laws. ALSO READ | Strike likely to hit bank services on January 8-9: All you need to know 3) Speaking to news agency IANS, Anurag Saxena, the general secretary of CIYU's Delhi unit, said labourers, workers, government and bank employees will participate in the protest. "Industries, factories across Delhi will remain shut tomorrow. Employees of many banks, government departments will also participate in the protest," he said. 4) Similarly, announcing its support to the shutdown call, the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "betraying" all promises he had made to farmers in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. AIKS chief Ashok Dhawale said, "Farmers are being dispossessed and forced to sell their labour in the unorganised sector under precarious conditions. This situation calls for greater coordinated actions between the working class and the peasantry." 5) Meanwhile, the ruling party in Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), has announced that it will stage a protest in New Delhi and raise demands for higher minimum support price for paddy. Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will also join the protesters. ALSO READ | Bharat Bandh: Enough is enough, no strike in Bengal, declares Mamata Banerjee 6) In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has slammed the Left for organising the two-day strike. The state government said it has made elaborate plans to ensure that routine life is not affected due to the strike. "We do not support any bandh in the state. They (the Left) have pushed the state backwards in their 34 years of rule by calling bandhs. There will be no bandh," Banerjee told reporters. 7) The state finance department has already issued a notification making attendance in government offices mandatory. No Casual Leave for absence either in the first half of the day or in the second on those days will be granted to employees. The West Bengal government will press in 500 additional buses during the strike to ensure that commuters don't face much trouble. Besides this, 20 per cent extra trams will be on the tracks in the eastern metropolis, said an official. 8) In Delhi, the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) have extended support to the two-day strike. The JNU administration has urged students to refrain from participating in "disruptive activities". However, Left unions said they will go ahead with the strike in the varsity campus. 9) In Mumbai, news agency PTI reported that around 29,000 employees of the civic run transport service BEST (Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport) are going on an indefinite strike starting Monday midnight. The strike is likely to cause inconvenience to nearly 25 lakh people who travel by BEST buses every day in Mumbai. 10) In Odisha, all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities in the state, will remain closed today due to the nationwide strike. The state education department issued a notice in this regard on Monday evening.
ome January 1 and a lot of debit or credit cards are going to stop working in India. This applies on both debit and credit card. Chances are that a majority of people will not be affected but some will obviously be. The reason is that banks are going to stop supporting the debit and credit cards that do not have the chip-based security in them. These cards, and most of them are going to be the cards that were likely issued 3 years ago, or even earlier, will no longer be usable in ATM machines or for payments at shops from January 1. The cards that don't have the chip-based security have been phased out and will no longer let you withdraw cash from ATM because of an order by the Reserve Bank of India. The order came 3 years ago. It noted that the simple magnetic stripe debit and credit cards would have to be replaced with the cards that have EMV -- named after EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa -- chip in them because they are far more safer and difficult to clone. This replacement was supposed to be finish by December 31, 2018. The idea is that with the chip-based cards, banks in India can offer better protection against card and bank fraud. After the RBI order, banks started giving their customers chip-based cards. They also started a replacement drive for the existing magnetic stripe cards, but still chances are that many people are using old debit and credit. So how do you know whether you have a chip-based credit or debit card, or if you are still using an old card? How do you know if your debit card is going to be fine after December 31 midnight or not? One of these is going to stop working from January 1, 2019. This card is the blue one, which doesn't have any golden chip in it. The Black one meanwhile has the golden chip in it on the left side of the card on the front. On back both cards have the magnetic stripe. But in the black card, the chip on the front provides additional security. Also, you must have seen how nowadays when you go for some shopping your credit or debit is usually no longer swiped. Instead it is inserted in the card machine, and the machine reads data about the card from the embedded chip. If your card doesn't no longer require swiping when you are paying a bill or shopping, that means you card has a the chip in it. The design of the credit and debit cards is standard and uniform nowadays. This means, you can simply take a look at your debit or credit card and see if it has a golden SIM-card like chip embedded in it or not. If it has the chip, fine. If it doesn't you should contact your bank and request a new card.