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.
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.
Three days after news of a biopic on PM Narendra Modi spread like wildfire, the makers have released the first poster of the film. Titled PM Narendra Modi, Omung Kumar's film has Vivek Anand Oberoi playing the titular role. Vivek Oberoi, who was last seen in Bank Chor, is returning to Bollywood with the biopic. The 42-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the first look poster and wrote, "We humbly ask for your prayers and blessings on this incredible journey." ?? ?????. ?? ?????. ???? ??????. Jai Hind ?????? We humbly ask for your prayers and blessings on this incredible journey. #AkhandBharat #PMNarendraModi pic.twitter.com/t0lQVka7mJ Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) January 7, 2019 The poster shows Vivek Oberoi clad in a yellow kurta with tricolour in the backdrop and a tag line, "Deshbhakti ki meri shakti hai." Vivek Oberoi is every bit Modi in the poster of PM Narendra Modi. Interestingly, the first look posters were released in 27 languages. Omung Kumar, who has directed biographical dramas like Mary Kom, Sarbjit, has now taken over the project on PM Modi ahead of the 2019 general elections. Veteran actor Paresh Rawal was initially roped in to play the role of Modi, but the actor backed out due to unknown reasons. "The team acquired the necessary permissions to go forth with the film only a few weeks ago. Vivek has been working on his distinct looks, and will be part of extensive workshops. A big chunk of the film will be shot in Gujarat, apart from other states," a source told a daily. The biopic on the life of Narendra Modi was announced four years ago. The shooting will start from mid-January 2019. Reportedly, the film will be shot across Gujarat, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, among other locations in the country, over a period of a few months.
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Vivek Oberoi is a spitting image of the prime minister : Modi's Biopic

Three days after news of a biopic on PM Narendra Modi spread like wildfire, the makers have released the first poster of the film. Titled PM Narendra Modi, Omung Kumar's film has Vivek Anand Oberoi playing the titular role. Vivek Oberoi, who was last seen in Bank Chor, is returning to Bollywood with the biopic. The 42-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the first look poster and wrote, "We humbly ask for your prayers and blessings on this incredible journey." ?? ?????. ?? ?????. ???? ??????. Jai Hind ?????? We humbly ask for your prayers and blessings on this incredible journey. #AkhandBharat #PMNarendraModi pic.twitter.com/t0lQVka7mJ Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) January 7, 2019 The poster shows Vivek Oberoi clad in a yellow kurta with tricolour in the backdrop and a tag line, "Deshbhakti ki meri shakti hai." Vivek Oberoi is every bit Modi in the poster of PM Narendra Modi. Interestingly, the first look posters were released in 27 languages. Omung Kumar, who has directed biographical dramas like Mary Kom, Sarbjit, has now taken over the project on PM Modi ahead of the 2019 general elections. Veteran actor Paresh Rawal was initially roped in to play the role of Modi, but the actor backed out due to unknown reasons. "The team acquired the necessary permissions to go forth with the film only a few weeks ago. Vivek has been working on his distinct looks, and will be part of extensive workshops. A big chunk of the film will be shot in Gujarat, apart from other states," a source told a daily. The biopic on the life of Narendra Modi was announced four years ago. The shooting will start from mid-January 2019. Reportedly, the film will be shot across Gujarat, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, among other locations in the country, over a period of a few months.


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Demand for special status tag, railway zone gets louder as sloganeering activists head for Delhi

VISAKHAPATNAM: Ahead of elections, the demand for implementation of bifurcation promises, particularly special category status (SCS) and railway zone, has gathered momentum. The city railway station, on Sunday morning, witnessed hundreds of sloganeering activists heading for New Delhi by AP Express as part of the ‘Jana Ghosha Rail Yatra’ spearheaded by Uttaranadhra Charcha Vedika. The rail yatra got overwhelming support from CPI, Lok Satta, CPM and social organisations. Addressing the activists, Vedika convener Konathala Ramakrishna said it was a final battle against the NDA government and would not spare any effort to exert pressure on the government to honour the promises made on the floor of both Houses of Parliament. He said the Centre should announce the railway zone at least in the upcoming budget. He called upon the people to teach BJP and parties supporting it, a fitting lesson in the elections with their vote. Ramakrishna said they would stage a novel protest in the national capital by wearing black dresses to register their protest against step-motherly attitude towards Andhra Pradesh. He said they will meet leaders of all parties to seek their help to exert pressure on the Narendra Modi government to honour promises made to Andhra Pradesh in the bifurcation Act. Ramakrishna said, “Last year too, we undertook a rail yatra to New Delhi and met public representatives belonging to various parties and submitted representations to them demanding justice to Andhra Pradesh.” He said they were demanding among other things Bundelkhand type special financial package for North Andhra, railway zone for Visakhapatnam, allotment of captive mines for Visakhapatnam Steel Plant etc.


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Priyanka Gandhi enters active politics ahead of 2019 polls

With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday (January 23) appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East which comprises Lok Sabha seats of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. "I am very happy that my sister Priyanka will assist me in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls, she is very capable," Rahul Gandhi said. He also said that the decision to appoint Priyanka Gandhi as the general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East will help "initiate new thought in UP and will bring a positive change in UP politics." Rahul Gandhi later took to Twitter and said: "UP is central to building a new hope filled and compassionate India. The new UP AICC team lead by Priyanka and Jyotiraditya, will herald the dawn of a new kind of politics in the state. We will offer the youth in UP a dynamic new platform to transform the state." The significant revamp immediately became a point of political debate. While Congress and its allies welcomed the decision, saying it will be a great success for the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls given Priyanka's profile and the adoration she commands, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mocked it saying that her entry into active politics is an admission from the Congress party that Rahul Gandhi has failed in providing leadership. PM Narendra Modi took a dig at Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics saying that in the BJP, decisions are not taken considering a person or a family. Modi was interacting with BJP booth workers in Maharashtra when he made the sstatement. He said, "BJP does not take decisions based on what one person or one family wants, and that's why it is said mostly in the country family is the party, but in BJP party is the family." PM Modi in interaction with BJP workers from Maharashtra: Hamari party main Koi bhi nirnaya iss baat se nahi hote hain ki ek vyakti ya ek parivaar kya chahta hai, aur isliye kaha jata hai ki desh main zyadatar cases mein parivaar hi party hai, lekin BJP main party hi parivaar hai BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Priyanka Gandhi's appointment shows the Congress party's admission of failure of party chief Rahul Gandhi. "As the Congress is not being accepted as part of 'mahagatbandhan' in states, a crutch is being searched in the family. Priyanka, who is from his (Rahul's) family, is like a crutch for him," Sambit Patra said. "Party is the family for the BJP whereas family is the party for Congress. All selections are done in only one family. Somewhere Rahul has failed... Who will be the next after Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi? Only one family! The new India is asking this question." Congress leaders hailed the decision to appoint Priyanka Gandhi as general secretary of eastern Uttar Pradesh. "We welcome Priyanka Gandhi's appointment as General Secretary . Her entry into active politics will energise cadres and be a catalyst for the rising fortunes of the Congress Party," senior leader Kapil Sibal said. The Shiv Sena said the Congress will benefit from Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics as she has a good personality and possesses qualities of her grandmother Indira Gandhi. "It's a good decision by Rahul Gandhi, people of India always had a relation with Gandhi family. Indira Gandhi's legacy will always remain in this country, Congress will benefit from this," Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said. Until now, Priyanka's political forays had been largely limited to appearing at campaign rallies in constituencies held by her family members in the state. Prashant Kishor, vice president of the JD(U), described her appointment as "one of the most awaited entries in Indian politics". RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav welcomed Priyanka Gandhi's appointment, saying it will not only energise youth and party's cadre but also motivate 50 per cent woman population in politics. Rahul Gandhi also appointed Jyotiraditya Scindia as general secretary for Uttar Pradesh West and KC Venugopal as general secretary of the organisation. Venugopal has been entrusted with responsibilities of a post which was vacated by Ashok Gehlot who became Rajasthan chief minister after the assembly polls.


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Prakash Raj to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Actor Prakash Raj on Tuesday announced that he will be contesting in the 2019 General Elections. "Happy New Year to everyone...a new beginning...more responsibility...with your support I will be contesting in the coming parliament elections as an independent candidate. Details of the constituency soon. Ab ki baar Janatha ki Sarkar," he posted on Twitter. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE..a new beginning .. more responsibility.. with UR support I will be contesting in the coming parliament elections as an INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE. Details of the constituency soon. Ab ki baar Janatha ki SARKAR #citizensvoice #justasking in parliament too.. Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) December 31, 2018 Prakash Raj is the third prominent actor after Rajinikanth and Kamal Hasan to take plunge into politics.


When Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan decided to pull the plug on their 14 years of marriage, their fans were left heartbroken. Though the couple never made the reason behind their split public, many conspiracy theories started doing the rounds. However, the ex-couple shut the detractors by remaining friends despite their divorce. When most couple turn cold and distant after split, Hrithik and Sussanne stood by each other. Their every single public appearance is a proof of no bad blood between the two after the divorce. In fact, their get together(s) are a testimony to a rock solid friendship between the ex-couple. From parties to film screenings to vacations, Hrithik and Sussanne have been spotted together more than often in the last four years. And despite the divorce, the two share a special bond and have stuck together as a family all this while, courtesy their kids - Hrehaan and Hridhaan. On Hrithik's 45th birthday, Sussanne posted a beautiful message for the birthday boy. She wrote, "Happiest happy birthday to my BFF from and through this world...and onto other realms.. the force will always be with you."
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Sussanne Khan wishes BFF Hrithik Roshan on birthday: The force will always be with you

When Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan decided to pull the plug on their 14 years of marriage, their fans were left heartbroken. Though the couple never made the reason behind their split public, many conspiracy theories started doing the rounds. However, the ex-couple shut the detractors by remaining friends despite their divorce. When most couple turn cold and distant after split, Hrithik and Sussanne stood by each other. Their every single public appearance is a proof of no bad blood between the two after the divorce. In fact, their get together(s) are a testimony to a rock solid friendship between the ex-couple. From parties to film screenings to vacations, Hrithik and Sussanne have been spotted together more than often in the last four years. And despite the divorce, the two share a special bond and have stuck together as a family all this while, courtesy their kids - Hrehaan and Hridhaan. On Hrithik's 45th birthday, Sussanne posted a beautiful message for the birthday boy. She wrote, "Happiest happy birthday to my BFF from and through this world...and onto other realms.. the force will always be with you."


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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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Uri Success Party:

Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and director Aditya Dhar are reveling in the success of their film Uri: The Surgical Strike. Crossing over Rs. 45 crore, Uri is the first hit of 2019. It has exceeded everyone's expectations at the box office and has been very well received by audiences. Celebrating the success of Uri, the team, Vicky, Yami and Aditya wore 'How's the josh' sweatshirts to Uri's success bash. Celebs Radhika Apte, Farah Khan, Raazi actor Shishir Sharma, Radhika Madan also made it to the bash. See pictures! Vicky and Yami's josh is definitely high due to the success of Uri. Both the actors have been praised for their performances. Vicky continues on his roll of dishing out amazing performances in every movie he opts. Yami was seen as an intelligence officer in the film, and she left everyone wishing she had had more screen time. Director Aditya Dhar points to how high Vicky's josh is as they pose for shutterbugs at the success bash. Aditya has been praised for his directorial skill in Uri. In an interview with Telegraph India, Aditya said about the success of Uri, "It feels really nice. When we were making the film, we knew the reactions would be decent, but we hadn't anticipated a magnitude of this kind. It's been three days since the film released and the reactions have been overwhelming, to say the least."


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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.


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.
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MBBS Course Tips

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.


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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


Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli made everyone believe in fairytale romance with their wedding last year, the couple has been giving major relationship goals ever since. Virat and Anushka know how to steal moments despite their hectic schedules. And the two did exactly the same for their first wedding anniversary. Anushka flew down to Australia to celebrate her first wedding anniversary with Virat, who is in the country for the ongoing India vs Australia series. And now the Zero actress is again by her husband's side for New Year. Virat took to Instagram to share a picture with Anushka and wrote, "Off to Sydney. Looking forward to the new years eve with my one and only @anushkasharma. (sic)"
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.
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.