Banned former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged in Britain with bribery offences as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in cricket, the National Crime Agency said on Thursday. Jamshed and two British nationals -- Yousaf Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz -- were served with written summonses, charging them each with two counts of bribery, said a spokesman for the NCA. The three men were arrested in February 2017 as part of an investigation that related to tournaments organised by national cricket boards from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Bharatanatyam (Tamil : "????????????") also historically called Sadir, is a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu.[1][2][3] Traditionally, Bharatanatyam has been a solo dance that was performed exclusively by women,[4][5] and it expressed South Indian religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism.[1][6][7] Bharatanatyam's theoretical foundations trace to the ancient Sanskrit text by Bharata Muni, Natya Shastra,[6] its existence by 2nd century CE is noted in the ancient Tamil epic Silappatikaram, while temple sculptures of 6th to 9th century CE suggest it was a well refined performance art by mid 1st millennium CE.[5][8] Bharatanatyam may be the oldest classical dance tradition of India.[9] Bharatanatyam style is noted for its fixed upper torso, legs bent or knees flexed out combined with spectacular footwork, a sophisticated vocabulary of sign language based on gestures of hands, eyes and face muscles.[8] The dance is accompanied by music and a singer, and typically her guru is present as the director and conductor of the performance and art.[1] The dance has traditionally been a form of an interpretive narration of mythical legends and spiritual ideas from the Hindu texts.[4] The performance repertoire of Bharatanatyam, like other classical dances, includes nrita (pure dance), nritya (solo expressive dance) and natya (group dramatic dance).[4][10] Bharatanatyam remained exclusive to Hindu temples through the 19th century.[8] It was banned by the colonial British government in 1910,[11] but the Indian community protested against the ban and expanded it outside the temples in the 20th century.[8][11][12] Modern stage productions of Bharatanatyam have incorporated technical performances, pure dance based on non-religious ideas and fusion themes.[5][8]
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday took a sharp jibe at Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekar Rao or KCR -- who has proposed a non-BJP, non-Congress alliance -- over his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Naidu, who himself is at the forefront of talks for an alliance of regional parties with the Congress to take on the BJP, asked if the meeting was to brief PM Modi on KCR's so-called federal front. Referring to the Telangana Chief Minister's meeting with regional leaders for his proposed front, Mr Naidu accused KCR of double-speak, saying he met PM Modi barely days after meeting various leaders who are opposed to the BJP's policies. "Are you meeting Modi to discuss the state's issues or to brief him (on the proposed front)?" the TDP leader asked KCR. KCR met PM Modi and discussed a variety of issues, including release of funds for 10 backward districts, setting up of a separate high court for Telangana, Kendriya Vidyalayas in new district and an IIIT in Karimnagar district. KCR had been mooting the idea of a federal front for some time now. He had met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier this year. However, he intensified his efforts after leading his party to a thumping win in Telangana earlier this month. He is currently on a religious yatra to various states, where he is meeting major regional players to drum up support for his idea of a federal front. In the last few days, he met Mamata Banerjee and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
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Chandrababu Naidu's Barb At KCR Over PM Modi Meet

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday took a sharp jibe at Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekar Rao or KCR -- who has proposed a non-BJP, non-Congress alliance -- over his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Naidu, who himself is at the forefront of talks for an alliance of regional parties with the Congress to take on the BJP, asked if the meeting was to brief PM Modi on KCR's so-called federal front. Referring to the Telangana Chief Minister's meeting with regional leaders for his proposed front, Mr Naidu accused KCR of double-speak, saying he met PM Modi barely days after meeting various leaders who are opposed to the BJP's policies. "Are you meeting Modi to discuss the state's issues or to brief him (on the proposed front)?" the TDP leader asked KCR. KCR met PM Modi and discussed a variety of issues, including release of funds for 10 backward districts, setting up of a separate high court for Telangana, Kendriya Vidyalayas in new district and an IIIT in Karimnagar district. KCR had been mooting the idea of a federal front for some time now. He had met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier this year. However, he intensified his efforts after leading his party to a thumping win in Telangana earlier this month. He is currently on a religious yatra to various states, where he is meeting major regional players to drum up support for his idea of a federal front. In the last few days, he met Mamata Banerjee and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.


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Knife Attack At Manchester Train Station On New Year's Eve

British counter-terrorism police were investigating a multiple stabbing in which the suspect reportedly shouted "Allah" at a Manchester railway station on New Year's Eve, officials said Tuesday. A man and a woman, both in their 50s, and a police officer were being treated for knife injuries following the stabbings on Monday evening at Manchester Victoria station in the northwestern English city. Witness Sam Clack, 38, a BBC radio producer, said he heard the suspect shouting "Allah" before and during the attack. He quoted the suspect as saying: "As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of shit is going to keep happening." The male suspect has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said in a statement. The woman suffered injuries to her face and abdomen and the man was wounded in the abdomen, while a British Transport Police officer sustained a stab wound to the shoulder. Their injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening. The two members of the public were taken to hospital. The incident happened at around 8:50pm (2050 GMT), when many revellers in the city would have been enjoying New Year's Eve celebrations. 'Blood-curdling scream' Clack said: "I just heard this most blood-curdling scream and looked down the platform. "He came towards me. I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good 12 inch (30-centimetre) blade. "It was just fear, pure fear." Clack said police officers used a stun gun and pepper spray before, "six or seven" officers jumped on the man. Clack said he heard the alleged knifeman shouting "Allah" during the attack. He added: "He shouted it before, he shouted it during it -- 'Allah'." A witness who gave her name as Rebekka told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I heard the most blood-curdling scream I've ever heard and turned to see everyone running towards me. "I jumped off the tram track and started to run down the tram lines and hid behind some concrete slabs under one of the arches. "I was just really scared, I didn't know if I was going to die." Police 'open mind' Police declared the attack a "critical incident". GMP Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said the investigation was being led by counter-terrorism police and officers were keeping an "open mind". "Tonight's events will have understandably worried people but I need to stress that the incident is not ongoing, a man is in custody and there is currently no intelligence to suggest that there is any wider threat at this time," he said. "While we don't yet know the full circumstances and are keeping an open mind, officers from Counter Terror Policing North West are leading the investigation. "This is to ensure we have all the expertise available to us and progress our investigation as soon as we possibly can." The city's New Year celebrations went ahead in Albert Square despite the incident, with a firework display taking place as planned, though increased security was brought in. The city experienced a suicide attack in May 2017, when 22 people were killed and 139 wounded at a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena.


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Narendra Modi Tweeted About Nirmala Sitharaman Speech in Loksabha.

Top BJP central leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, have hailed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her reply in the Lok Sabha, saying she clearly ''demolished Congress` lies and misinformation campaign on Rafale fighter jets deal.'' Soon after the Defence Minister Sitharaman concluded her speech in Lok Sabha on Friday, PM Modi took to Twitter and tweeted, "Defence Minister Sitharaman`s speech in the Parliament demolishes the campaign of calumny on Rafale." Defence Minister @nsitharaman's speech in the Parliament demolishes the campaign of calumny on Rafale. Must watch!https://t.co/xDoz68QfRUhttps://t.co/LHokukTx9r — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 4, 2019 Along with his tweet, PM Modi also posted the video of her reply after a debate in the Lower House on the Rafale jets deal. Hailing the Defence Minister, BJP president Amit Shah too said, "A LIE goes only so far and no further. Defence Minister Sitharaman ji has completely demolished Congress party`s lies and misinformation campaign on Rafale with her excellent speech loaded with facts." A LIE goes only so far and no further. Defence Minister Smt @nsitharaman ji has completely demolished Congress party's lies and misinformation campaign on Rafale with her excellent speech loaded with facts. I congratulate her for bringing the truth to the nation. — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 4, 2019 Concluding his tweet, the BJP chief congratulated Sitharaman for "bringing the truth to the nation". Expressing similar sentiments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also tweeted, "Well done! Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman ji, for an outstanding performance. You demolished the fake campaign. We are all proud of your performance." Well done! Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman ji, for an outstanding performance. You demolished the fake campaign. We are all proud of your performance. @nsitharaman — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) January 4, 2019 The encouraging responses and tweets from the BJP central leadership came after Sitharaman, while speaking in Lok Sabha on Friday, dismissed all allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal and said it was "far better on every count" on pricing, processes and other factors. Sitharaman hit back at the Congress saying while the Bofors deal was a scam, the Rafale deal would bring Narendra Modi back to power in the coming elections. In a spirited two-and-half hour reply in the Lok Saba to a debate on the deal in which she gave as much as she received from the Opposition, she said Congress dilly-dallied on the deal and did not conclude it for over 10 years, putting national security to jeopardy while the BJP government finalised the deal in 14 months. The reply came on a day when Congress claimed "fresh revelations" that PM Modi increased the benchmark price from euro 5.2 billion to euro 8.2 billion, which Sitharaman rejected it as ''false.'' Getting emotional over Congress president Rahul Gandhi's attack on her and the Prime Minister, she said he had called them liars. "I come from a middle-class family and have my honour intact and the Prime Minister comes from a poor background and has come up the hard way. Being 'naamdar' does not give the right to make baseless allegations. A family name does not give a right to call anyone a 'chor' (thief). "It is not a prerogative of 'khaandan' (family) to protect themselves," she asked, referring to Gandhi's demand that he needed a chance to protect himself. My honour, PM's honour have been insulted. Have you apologised? Nobody has the right to call this. Who gives him the right to call us like that," she said. "Bofors was a scam but Rafale is a decision taken in national interest. Congress lost its government due to Bofors. The Rafale deal will bring back PM Modi to have a new India, transforming India and to remove corruption" the Minister said in a reply to a debate on the deal that was acrimonious and marked often by interruptions from the Opposition benches. After the Defence Minister's reply, Rahul Gandhi said he did not accuse her of being involved in the deal. "I had only accused the Prime Minister of direct involvement in the Rafale deal." He also wanted to know a "'yes or no' to his question whether Defence Ministry had said that the PM should not be bypassing the defence establishment". Attacking the Congress for its failure to clinch the deal, she said there was a difference between defence dealings and dealing in defence, in a veiled jibe at the Opposition party suggesting it was looking for kickbacks. "There was a reason that the previous UPA government did not do anything required for the deal between 2006 and 2014. They (UPA) were dealing for 18 flyaway aircraft. Why there was no agreement? You did not even buy a single aircraft. They did not intend buying. There is a difference between ''defence dealings'' and ''dealing in defence.'' We deal in defence as national security with priority," she said. Targeting UPA's Defence Minister AK Antony, Sitharaman said he had stated in February, 2014 that there was "no money" to go ahead with deal for buying Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) under which 18 were to be procured in a flyaway condition from Dassault Aviation and the rest 108 to be manufactured by public sector undertaking HAL under transfer of technology. She said the commercial bid of MMRCA "non-deal" was opened in 2011 and Dassault Aviation, which manufactures Rafale, became L1 but Antony directed independent monitoring to examine how the lowest bidder emerged. She said the independent monitor cleared the process but they did not buy aircraft even after that and an order was passed to reexamine the approach and methodology of the contract negotiating committee. "This is the kind of 'khilwad' (tampering). This was interference because somebody did not receive something from somewhere. The deal did not suit you. It did not give money. Their 'treasury security' was important not the national security," she said. Sitharaman said the first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered in September this year and the last aircraft will be delivered by 2022. "We did not run for 10 years like you and we did it in 14 months," she said. Sitharaman also accused the Congress of shedding crocodile tears for HAL and accused the UPA of not doing anything to empower the public sector undertaking. Responding to the Ppposition questions on why only 36 aircraft were finalised and not 126 as was proposed by the UPA government, the Minister said that the government followed the traditions of buying two squadrons as it was urgently required given the fragile security environment.


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Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan certain to win Andhra Assembly elections

GUNTUR: Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan said he was confident that Jana Sena will win the coming elections and thundered that the party flag will be flown in Amaravati. He also announced two party candidates to contest from Guntur district on Sunday. Former United AP Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar will contest from Tenali and Thota Chandrasekhar from Guntur, he said. Kalyan addressing a Samarasanka meeting here after inaugurating the district party office. Kalyan said he was confident Jana Sena will win in the coming elections and expressed confidence that the party flag will be flown in Amaravati. He affirmed that he will not sleep till dividing of UP in to four state. He said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu once in six months raised his voice for special category status (SCS) for the State and makes contrasting statements each time. He alleged that YSRC president Jagan Mohan Reddy did not respond to the call given by former MP Undavalli Arun Kumar, but everyone should stand united for the demand of SCS for AP. The Jana Sena chief said though he spoke with Telangana Chief Minister KCR, “I cannot imagine to surrender my self-respect to anybody”.


Before Neil Nitin Mukesh made it to the big screen with films like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and New York, the actor was learning filmmaking as an assistant director. The actor assisted Kunal Kohli in 2002 blockbuster Mujhse Dosti Karoge. In a viral photo from Mujhse Dosti Karoge sets, the actor can be seen with the star cast of the film - Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukherjee, and Hrithik Roshan.
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Kareena, Rani, Hrithik in viral pic from Mujhse Dosti Karoge sets

Before Neil Nitin Mukesh made it to the big screen with films like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and New York, the actor was learning filmmaking as an assistant director. The actor assisted Kunal Kohli in 2002 blockbuster Mujhse Dosti Karoge. In a viral photo from Mujhse Dosti Karoge sets, the actor can be seen with the star cast of the film - Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukherjee, and Hrithik Roshan.


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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.


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Kangana Interact With Media During Promotion For "Mankikarnika"

Kangana Ranaut, who stars in this Friday's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, feels that there are people (in the film industry) who are "waiting for her to fail," reports news agency PTI. Speaking at an event to promote Manikarnika, in which she plays the role of Rani Laxmi Bai, Kangana told PTI: "I do feel there are people waiting for me to fail. That there are people who are waiting to prove to themselves that she's not a real deal, to make themselves feel better. My failure is important to them." The 31-year-old actress added that she can never be like that towards her colleagues. Kangana Ranaut has starred in critically-acclaimed films like Queen and the Tanu Weds Manu series. However, her last two films Rangoon and Simran tanked at the box office. "Even though I can realise or feel, I can never be like them or feel through them. I understand their cynicism but I can never be them. Personally, I've never waited for anyone to fail. That's why I think I could do what I did in my life... That inherent positivity that I have. I praise everyone regardless of who they are or what they think of me is actually something I live by. I'm not a double faced person. What others feel I'm not concerned about that," she added.


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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.


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.
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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.


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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


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How To Manage Study Time During MBBS First Year Although every year matters, the first year in particular is very important to a student as it helps them figure out the teething problems in studying, introduces them to new technical terms, tests their fundamentals, what they studied in school, and enables in developing a strong understanding of the basics. This holds good for an MBBS course in particular. Thus, the first year could make you tiresome or even intimidate you because of the new subjects and concepts. Even though fearing this time is a natural instinct, your seniors have sailed the same boat you are in now and a clearer picture of the first year could help you plan your study timings. What Are The Subjects In MBBS First Year Let us first take a look at the subjects that you will have to study in the first year. powered by Rubicon Project Although the reference books and some concepts could differ according to different colleges, the subjects for all will remain more or less the same. The following are the subjects for first year MBBS course: Anatomy Osteology Embryology Physiology Biochemistry How Much Time Does Each MBBS Subject Take To Cover Everyday Ideally, an MBBS student must spend 6 hours a day for studying in the first year, to ace the tests. There are totally five subjects but the amount of time to be dedicated per subject depends on your proficiency or knowledge in each. If you are good at anatomy, spend one hour on that and focus on physiology for two hours. The attention span of a human being could be less. This means, you cannot take too long to study everyday and slog. So keep your preparation time crisp. Even though six hours is required, divide them accordingly, so that you are able to focus during your study hours.


India drew the fourth and final Test in Sydney on Monday to clinch a 2-1 series win over Australia, the country's first-ever series win in Australia. Congratulatory messages poured in for captain Virat Kohli and Team India with Bollywood actress Preity Zinta among the well-wishers. However, the co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team, Kings XI Punjab, made a small error in her tweet. Fans on the social media platform were quick to spot the mistake and went to town trolling the Bollywood star. "Congratulations to the boys in blue for being the first Asian team to win a test match down under," tweeted Preity Zinta. Congratulations to the boys in blue for being the first Asian team to win a test match down under@cheteshwar1 take a bow#AUSvsIND #victory #ting #TeamIndia #IndianCricketTeam @BCCI pic.twitter.com/2oaZtRZIcA — Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 7, 2019 Unfortunately for the Bollywood actress India are not the first Asian team to win a Test in Australia -- they are the first to win a Test series Down Under. Some fans simply corrected the error but a few others were not as kind. Correction: *Test Series — Rant Punditry (@flukypunditry) January 7, 2019 Series preity not match — Lakhbir Singh (@100000bir) January 7, 2019 Not a test match. India is the first Asian team to win a test series down under. — Saransh Swarup (@panda_saransh) January 7, 2019 Madam its test series — dhaval gala (@gala_dhaval) January 7, 2019 Test series not test match * — karan gill (@Karangillaus) January 7, 2019 Test series to be precise — Frieden Bentigt (@Sportkommentatr) January 7, 2019 Half knowledgable very dangerous not the first team to win Test match madam first team to Win Test series Test matches have been won in past also — Miheer Shah (@MiheerShah79) January 7, 2019 On Monday, the final day of the Sydney Test was abandoned due to rain, thereby ending India's 71-year wait for a Test series win in Australia. It is the first time India managed the feat since they began touring Australia in 1947-48. Consequently, Virat Kohli became the first Indian as well as the first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia. India got the series off to the best possible start by winning the tight opening Test in Adelaide by 31 runs on the fifth day -- their first Test win in Australia in a decade. Australia bounced back in Perth to level the series, winning the match by 146 runs. But another Pujara century in Melbourne set the visitors up for a big first innings total and when Australia capitulated in reply to 151 all out, the scene was set for India to take a stranglehold on the series coming into Sydney.
The 2019 Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world commenced on January 15 on Makar Sankranti - considered as the most auspicious day in the Hindu calendar. Day one was for ascetics from various akharas and those who braved the surging crowds; day two on Wednesday (January 16) was for hundreds of thousands of people, including tourists, who lined up along the Sangam for a purifying dip. A visitor was quoted saying that the Kumbh Mela was called "the greatest show on earth" for a reason. Like always, many people were seen making a beeline for the Juna akhara, an organisation of sadhus, and posing with the Nagas who are naked men with ash smeared on their body and long dreadlocks. However, it is the sadhus in different attires which are catching the eyes of the devotees, especially the foreign tourists, at the mela. Their style and ability to attract people has made the religious event more unique and colourful this time. One of the sadhus at the Kumbh Mela, Mahant Shakti Giri of the Juna akhada, sat with his mighty head gear and flashy sunglasses. Giri was seen carrying 70-kg weight on his body, including his crown and hundreds of 'rudrakhsh mala'. Sitting in style, and flaunting the sunglasses, his attire attracted hundreds of foreign tourists on the second day of the Kumbh. Speaking to India Today, the sadhu, who is also famously known as 'rudrakhsha waale baba', said, " The crown which I am wearing weighs more than 22 kg and the other 48 kg is due to hundreds of rudhray seed chains on my body. This time the Kumbh is unique and more elaborate arrangements have been made for everyone." Using animals as props is another way of attracting the attention of the crowd. At the Kumbh Mela, another seer was seen entertaining the crowd with a pigeon in his hand. The sadhu, who was able to attract hundreds of visitors, has been given the tittle of 'kabutar baba'. The Kumbh Mela is a spectacle not only for the Indians but also foreign tourists who come from all over the world to witness the event. Many foreign tourists, who were seen in traditional attires, had come to these akhadas to connect better with seers and other people. Geanopierre from Paris, who is known as Hari Pyare in India, is also attending the Kumbh Mela for the second time. He believes that no other gathering can become such a strong message of faith. "I have been learning Yoga in Rishikesh for past six months and people there call me 'Hari Pyare'. I attended the last Maha Kumbh as well." Commenting on the different attires and shows put on by the sadhus at the Kumbh Mela, Geanopierre said, "The atmosphere here is incredible and the sadhus in different attires are definitely stealing the show." Sadhus of 13 akharas took out a procession went for 'shahi snan" with thousands of supporters added a lot of colour to the congregation. The saints in different colourful attire were on their rath while the followers of their akharas were marching majestically, dancing and humming devotional songs, all the way to the confluence (the meeting point of river Ganga, river Yamuna and mythical Saraswati). One also witnessed a decent number number of people visiting the Kalpavasis side of the mela, which is established on the other side of the main Triveni Sangam this time. Kalpavasis, who are pilgrims following the same regimen like sadhus during the course of the mela, have been an essential part of the Prayag Kumbh since time immemorial. The Kumbh Mela will come to a close on Maha Shivratri, March 4.
Queen Elizabeth's Christmas speech drew flak from all around the world for being a PR disaster, as she sat in front of a gold piano while talking about social issues. But seems like the Royal lovers have found something much more positive in the whole fiasco.