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One India One Election – Pros and Cons

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic : One India One Election – Pros and Cons

What is the Concept –

This provides for holding of the elections of the Centre and the state together. Till 1960s, the general elections and the state elections were held together but after the 60s the phase of coalition politics came into force in the state elections where the governments were less stable and had to be dismissed. This led to different times of the elections in the state. The central government has also been dismissed many times before the full term of five years and this led to disruption in the simultaneous election processes.


GST – Challenges and Benefits for the Indian Economy

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic : GST – Challenges and Benefits for the Indian Economy

Benefits –


Reduce tax burden on producers and foster growth through more production. This double taxation prevents manufacturers from producing to their optimum capacity and retards growth. GST would take care of this problem by providing tax credit to the manufacturer.


IIM Shillong Interview Experience.

IIM Shillong Cutoff 2017 is the minimum marks required to qualify for getting a call from the institute to participate in the further rounds of admission. The candidates interested in pursuing management courses from IIM Shillong will be required to appear for CAT 2017 and clear the cutoff for getting shortlisted. Apart from the cutoff, IIM-S uses multiple parameters for shortlisting the candidates such as the past academic performance in 10th, 12th & graduation, work experience etc. The shortlisted candidates are then required to appear for Writing Skills Assessment Test (WSAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Expected cutoffs off IIMs:






About IIM Kanpur-

The Department of Industrial & Management Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur offers a 21 month full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The 21 month full-time program spreads over four semesters and a summer term. The course work includes compulsory and elective courses along with a capstone project in the area of participant’s interest. Specializations offered in MBA include sectorial areas of Manufacturing Management and Service Management besides the functional areas of Operations, Systems, Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management.

Qualifying Examination
To apply for the academic session of 2017-2018, an applicant must appear for the CAT 2016 examination conducted by IIMs.



India’s GDP Growth Decelerates to 7 percent for fiscal 2016-17: World Bank

The World Bank on January 11, 2017 cut the India’s GDP growth for 2016-17 fiscal ending on March 31, 2017 to 7 percent from its previous estimate of 7.6 percent due to demonetization.
The bank cited the immediate withdrawal of a large volume of currency in circulation and subsequent replacement with new notes as the main reason behind the deceleration of the GDP growth rate.
Highlights of the Report
The report mentioned that demonetization would have negative impact on the Goods and Services Tax, labour reforms and land reforms.


India and CERN

India becomes a part of CERN
India formally became an associate member of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) with the government completing the internal approval procedures for the agreement it signed in November 2016.
Benefits for India Now
India can take part in meetings of the CERN Council and its committees (Scientific Policy Committee and Finance Committee). However India will not have voting rights on decisions of the council.


Will Reliance Jio be a sustainable business model in a country like India?

Achievers GDPI Workshop : Concept Builder

Topic : Will Reliance Jio be a sustainable business model in a country like India?

Factors that will help Jio

  • Largest fiber optic network in India
    • 250,000+ KMs of high quality fiber optic cable and have installed over 90,000 eco-friendly 4G towers.
    • Till date, Airtel Vodafone and Idea Cellular have used 12-24 fiber threads, while Jio is using mostly cables with 288 fibers (in some cases 96 fibers).
    • More fibers means, they will have more bandwidth and hence they will be able to offer more speed. The reason why most internet providers limit your data is basically because they do not have enough bandwidth to handle so much data. But Reliance will not be facing that problem.
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Do We Really Need Smart Cities?

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic: Do we really need Smart Cities?


Definition – A city can be defined as ‘smart’ when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement