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Women tend to avoid applying forjobs that are "male-sounding"

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

A new study has revealed that women tend to avoid applying forjobs that are "male-sounding".According to the study by Technische Universitat Munchen, women also feel less inclined to respond to ads containing frequently used words like "determined" and "assertive", as such words are linked with male stereotypes.

The study found that if job advertising described a large number of traits associated with men, the women found it less appealing and were less inclined to apply.

67pc employees would have affairs with bosses for promotions

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

A new study has revealed that 67 percent of the employees have an affair with their bosses to get ahead at work.

According to a survey by dating site Victoria Milan, 42 percent of participants said they have already had an affair with a co-worker or a boss, while 81 percent said they have at least "fooled around", Huffington Post reported.

United Nations launches 2014 online courses on Finance, Trade, and Intellectual Property

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

United Nations launches 2014 online courses on Finance, Trade, and Intellectual Property As the demand from Sub-Saharan African countries for online training steadily grows, the number of online courses has increased by 390% over the past 5 years GENEVA, Switzerland,March 1, 2014/ -- The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (http://www.unitar.org) has just launched the 2014 edition of the online training courses in financial management, international trade and intellectual property.

China encouraged to focus on visa facilitation to drive up International visitors

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Travel & Tourism creates more jobs and contributes more to China's economy than industries including automotive manufacturing and banking
Improving visa access and visa processes for China is the key to opening the country's doors to more International visitors. That is according to the CEO and President of WTTC, David Scowsill, who is unveiling research today which underlines the significant role which Travel & Tourism is playing in driving China's economy.

INTERVIEW: Aneel Karnani

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Aneel Karnani was born in 1951. He was educated at Harvard Business School, and is now a Professor of Strategy at the Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan. He gives this exclusive interview about Indian firm’s foreign ac­quisitions to Victor Fic, our special correspondent for economics and politics.
Explain the internationalization trend of Indian firms. Please cite examples.
Companies originating from emerging economies have been increasingly pursu­ing international acquisitions, driven by various factors such as the liberalization of their domestic economies, globalization of their industries, intensity of competition, managerial capabilities, and access to capi­tal markets. This is also true for Indian com­panies. Recent major examples include Tata Steel acquiring Corus Group for US$13 bil­lion, Hindalco Industries buying Novellis for $5.7 billon, Tata Motors buying Jaguar Land Rover for $2.3 billion, and Bharti Airtel pur­chasing Zain’s African telecom operations for $10.7 billion.

Shutdown to cost U.S. economy $300mln a day, say experts

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

 The US Government shutdown would cost 300 million dollars per day, according the economic consulting firm IHS Global Insight.
The figure means that about 12.5 million dollars will be lost an hour, or roughly 1.6 billion dollars a week, while the government is closed.The IHS analysis accounts only for the lost wages and productivity from the nearly 800,000 federal workers, ABC News reports.

What next for Asia and the Pacific? Reducing povertyis no longer enough

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Zero poverty, better quality education and accountable government top the agenda for Asia and the Pacific as countries look to the future and their “unfinished business” with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While the Asia-Pacific region has made progress in pulling millions out of poverty, it remains off track in such basic areas as hunger, health and sanitation, according to a new UN report.

Oz win England series by beating hosts in `deciding` fifth ODI

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Australia has managed to salvage their pride after a humiliating Ashes loss by beating England by 49 runs in the fifth day/night deciding one day international at Southampton on Monday to win the five-match series 2-1.

DR. VIJAY GOVINDARAJAN, EXPERT ON STRATEGY AND INNOVATION, TO GIVE LECTURE

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Asia Society Korea Center will host a special lecture titled “Strategy is Innovation” by Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, on Monday, August 26th as part of the Big Thinkers/Small Dinners series. Dr. Govindarajan is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “Reverse Innovation.” He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation and is currently the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Antony emphasizes on strengthening, modernizing capabilities of armed forces

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Defence Minister A.K. Antony today emphasized on further strengthening and modernizing the military capabilities of the country by developing indigenous systems through sustained research and development. 

Our commitment to peace is unfailing, but even our patience has limits: Mukherjee

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Addressing the nation on the eve of India's 67th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the country and the government's commitment to peace is unfailing, but cautioned that its patience in not reacting to repeated acts of aggression had limits.

Young Taik Lim is the new Chairman on Business and Technology Report

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Mr., Young Taik Lim joined as chairman on Business and Technology report staring from July 26th 2013. Mr. lim has wide range expirence in Korean corporate word for more than 20 years.  He holds MBA degree from university of Philippine. Mr. lim is married and has two children and live-in Seoul.

30,000 times greater gravity white dwarf star contradicts theory of nature

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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A team of researchers has studied a distant star where gravity is more than 30,000 times greater than on Earth to test its controversial theory that one of the constants of nature is not a constant. Dr Julian Berengut and his colleagues used the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the strength of the electromagnetic force - known as alpha - on a wh

Samsung forecasts weaker-than-expected profits for Q2

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Samsung Electronics has forecast weaker-than-expected profits for the April to June quarter.The world's biggest mobile phone and TV maker has estimated an operating profit of 9.5 trillion won, 8.3 billion dollars, for the quarter.According to the BBC, most analysts had expected a figure closer to 10.1 trillion won.

Google incites 'adult' bloggers fury with letter threatening to delete their blogs

Monday, July 1st, 2013

 

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Google is struggling to reassure people running 'adult' blogs on its Blogger network that it will not delete their blogs.

Without investment in infrastructure, Indo-Pak bilateral trade will fall: Report

Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Bilateral trade between Pakistan and India is expected to increase in the future, but without proper infrastructure it is bound to fall.

Therefore, development of infrastructure needs swift progress and investment to cater the growing bilateral trade in the future.

Rolex beats Apple to become Britain's most-loved brand

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

 

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Luxury watchmaker Rolex has beaten off competition from Apple to be crowned Britain's favourite brand.

The Swiss firm impressed consumers and industry experts who considered the company's "quality, reliability, and distinction". It pushed iPhone maker Apple into second place for the second year running and Microsoft into third, reports Express.co.uk.

Now, transistors without semiconductors

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
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 A team of scientists have figured out how to make virtual carpets of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNT), which happen to be insulators and thus highly resistant to electrical charge.

Using lasers, researchers placed quantum dots (QDs) of gold as small as three nanometers across on the tops of the BNNTs, forming QDs-BNNTs. BNNTs are the perfect substrates for these quantum dots due to their small, controllable, and uniform diameters, as well as their insulating nature. BNNTs confine the size of the dots that can be deposited.

Microsoft alters key components of Xbox One sharing policies

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
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Microsoft alters key components of Xbox One sharing policies
 
Software giant Microsoft has reportedly altered some of its sharing policies for its latest gaming and entertainment console Xbox One after addressing to feedbacks from the 'Xbox community.

Microsoft has dropped the 24-hour Internet connection requirement for playing all disc-based games, and has made games using and sharing unlimited, CNN reports.

Start would be very crucial for both teams: Dhoni

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
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With India standing at the cusp of winning, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday ahead of the big ICC Champions Trophy final in Birmingham said that the start would be very crucial for both the teams.

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