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What’s Happening in UEFA Champions League?

Today, the Uefa Champion’s League semi-final draw took place at Uefa headquarters in Myon, Switzerland. For the fourth straight year, the bitter Madrid rivals have been drawn against each other. Both the teams were finalists in 2014 and 2016 and also faced one another in the 2015. The Madrid derby is a repeat of two of the last three finals, both won by Real in dramatic circumstances: they prevailed on penalties in 2016, while Atletico were moments away from winning the 2014 edition, before Real came back to claim the trophy in extra-time with the famous Sergio Ramos header in the 93rd minute. The Whites will play the first leg of the tie at home on the 2nd of May, and the return leg will take place at the Vicente Calderón on the 10th of the same month.
Read Madrid have made it to the semi-final at the cost of Bayern Munich in an aggregate victory of 6-3 with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick in the return leg when Real Madrid needed it the most. Ronaldo had gone on the biggest goal drought of his career in the Champions League before the tie with Bayern Munich where he scored five over the two legs. The second leg was marred with controversial refereeing but none of that matters to Real Madrid who made it to the semi-final for record 7th time in a row.
Atletico Madrid qualified for the semi-finals by overcoming Leicester (1-0 in the first leg and 1-1 in England), having previously seen off Bayer Leverkusen in the last-sixteen. In the group stages, they finished top of the pile, getting the better of Bayern Munich, PSV and Rostov. With 5 goals so far, Griezmann is their leading scorer in the competition.
In the other draw it would be Monaco vs. Juventus. Monaco and Juve have faced each other at this stage of the competition before, in 1998. Monaco won the first leg 3-2, with Thierry Henry scoring one of the goals for the French side, but Juve came back to win the second leg 4-1, thanks to an Alessandro del Piero hat-trick, thus securing their passage to the final 6-4 on aggregate. The first legs will be played on May 2/3, with the second scheduled for May 9/10.



Skill India was established for the reason of training the unskilled workers and giving them a secured employment. It was also launched with the objective of improving the potential of Indian workers . This has been helpful to the poor and underprivileged because they get the benefit of employment.

Approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth.

Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government.

Key Components of the Scheme:

  • Short Term Training:

The Short-Term Training is expected to benefit candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Duration of the training varies per job role, ranging between 150 and 300 hours. Upon successful completion of their assessment, candidates shall be provided placement assistance by Training Partners (TPs). The entire training and assessment fees are paid by the Government.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning:

Individuals with prior learning experience or skills shall be assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the Scheme. RPL aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country

  • Special Project:

 Special Projects are projects that require some deviation from the terms and conditions of Short Term Training under Skill India for any stakeholder.

  • Kaushal and Rozgar Mela:

Social and community mobilization is extremely critical for the success of Skill India. Active participation of the community ensures transparency and accountability, and helps in leveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning.

  • Placement Guidelines:

They make sure that the knowledge and skill learned by the workforce is put in use by creating employment opportunities and demands in the market. Efforts are made to provide placement opportunities to candidates, trained and certified under the Scheme.


  • Monitoring Guidelines :

It is seen to it that ambitious standards of quality are maintained and Inspection Agencies shall use various methodologies, such as self-audit reporting, call validations, surprise visits, and monitoring through the Skills Development Management System (SDMS). These methodologies shall be enhanced with the engagement of latest technologies.


The scheme will be implemented through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Hike: The Indian Unicorn of Messaging Apps, Ventures Into Payments Platforms

Hike likely to roll out payments platform before Whatsapp

Hike Messenger is set to launch a payments mechanism on its app that will be linked to the government-backed unified payments interface (UPI), a move that can make the messaging app the first in India to have the capability ahead of peers such as WhatsApp.  Hike messenger is yet to make money. It will only start making money by 2018, perhaps 2020 as stated by its founder Kavin Bharti Mittal. The 28-year old is sun of Sunil Bharti Mittal, the founder of Bharti Airtel.

The home-bred messaging app, which raised $175 million last year from Tencent and Foxconn, valuing the company at $1.4 billion, may launch peer-to-peer payments within the app and provide a platform for making digital transactions such as recharges for mobile phone subscriptions, people aware of the company’s plans.

The app is holding talks with an Indian bank to support the back end of the payments service, it will look at integrating payments into the app and making the messenger a platform for making purchases from the app, a model which has a lot of resemblance with WeChat, the Chinese super-app backed by Tencent.

By launching payments, Hike would become the closest competitor to Facebook-owned Whatsapp, which is planning to launch payments in India in the next six months.The largest messaging app in the world, which considers India as its biggest market with over 200 million users, may also introduce payments based on UPI and BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money).

The service may be one of several new features that it may add, learning from WeChat and QQ chat apps. Both WeChat and QQ that have over 1 billion and 800 million users respectively in China, allow user.



The campaign of Digital India was started or launched on the basis of empowering the society. Changing the working of ecosystem of public services with the help of technology. When e-Governance was not able to create a strong impact that was when digital India came into the picture. The program was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ‎1 July 2015. It was brought into action when it was felt necessary that e-Governance needed a push to increase inclusive growth which includes electronic services, products, devices and job opportunities.

“We want to have one mission and target: Take the nation forward- Digitally and Economically.”- PM Narendra Modi.

The campaign focuses on three main objectives:

  1. Digital Infrastructure as a core utility to every citizen: Availability of high speed internet as a core utility for delivery of services to citizens. To give identity that is unique, lifelong, online and authentic to every citizen. Mobile phone & bank account that allows citizen participation in digital & financial space. Easy access to a Common Service Centre. Shareable private space on a public cloud.Safe and secure cyber-space.
  2. Governance and Services on Demand:  Integrated services across departments or jurisdictions. Availability of services in real time from online & mobile platforms.  Digitally transformed services for improving ease of doing business. Making financial transactions electronic & cashless.
  3. Digital Empowerment of citizens:  Citizens not required to physically submit Govt. documents / certificates

The campaign has also launched various initiatives to help the citizens.:

  • Digi Locker
  • e-Sign Framework
  • Swach Bharat Mission mobile app.
  • National Scholarship Portal
  • e-Hospital
  • Digitalize India Platform
  • Bharat Net
  • Wi-fi Hotspots
  • 10 Next Generation Network
  • Electronics development fund
  • Centre of excellence on Internet of Things.

What are the advantages of this campaign ?

The main advantages of this campaign is that it will help the rural population of India. It will empower them to use the services. The government will be able to offer their services to the public online. The identification will be done digitally. An advantage to both large and small enterprises. Increase jobs, reduction in maintaining documents. It can be accessed all over the world.

What are the disadvantages?

The disadvantages are simple…will it be safe? how will the rural population manage if they face some problem? what about the vendors? and many other general questions .

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This campaign is definitely going to help in increasing our economy, but if not taken care of the problems that come with this program can hamper the progress. Rural population will be at advantage but they have to be informed about the ways to use the online platform.


Mother of all bombs

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB also called the Mother of All Bombs) is a large-yield bomb, developed for the United States armed forces of the Air Force Research Laboratory. It weighs 8,480 kg’s and is 9.189m in length and has a diameter of 1 meter. It is the largest-ever satellite-guided, air-delivered weapon in the history.

At the time of development, it was touted as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the American arsenal. The first operational usage of the MOAB was during the 13 April 2017 airstrike against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in Afghanistan. The blast-yield of this bomb is equal to 11 tons of TNT.  

What was the MOAB intended for?

The MOAB is a specially designed Air Force weapon that has been in the arms stockpile for over 10 years. It is intended to hit milder targets, for example, surface offices, burrow passageways and troop fixations. It is a concussive bomb, which means it is intended to explode before it hits the ground. Its thin aluminum skin boosts its impact sweep and produce a shockwave.

How is the MOAB carried?

The MOAB is dropped off from the payload slope of a Hercules C-130 transport plane with its plunge hindered by parachute. This implies it can be conveyed from a more noteworthy tallness, along these lines offering pilots more opportunity to achieve wellbeing.

What is the Pentagon’s view on the MOAB?

In the Pentagon’s 2003 audit of the legitimateness of utilizing the MOAB, it was presumed that it couldn’t be called an aimless executioner under the Law of Armed Conflict.

“In spite of the fact that the MOAB weapon leaves a huge impression, it is separate and requires a consider propelling toward the objective,” the survey said. It included, “It is normal that the weapon will have a generous mental impact on the individuals who witness its utilization.”

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Initiative Make In India was launched by the Prime Minister in the year 2014 with a view to increase nation-build products. It was found to make India into a global design and manufacturing hub. It was in the year 2013 that the need for Make in India increased because of the problems faced by the Indian Economy.

India was seen by the world as one of the ‘Fragile Five’ because India’s growth rate had fallen to its lowest level . It was assumed for the worst . The country was on the edge of severe economic failure.

Make in India initiative was launched by Prime Minister because of this crisis, and it soon started becoming the talk of India’s various stakeholders and partners. The initiative started creating a mark among India’s citizens and business leaders, it gave a reason for partners and investors around the world. Make in India is basically to change the way industries and businesses work. A change of authority to business partners, keeping with Prime Minister’s opinion of ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’.

They were looking for a strategy that inspires people. A campaign which was not like those which went for newspaper advertisements. But wanted to portray confidence and show the capability and potential of India.

The Make in India is done with the help of partners. DIPP helped to start the process. Union Ministers, Secretaries to the Government of India and many others were also partners in this process. An action-plan was made for the next three years on December 2014 by the Secretaries to the Government of India, and industry leaders. Their plan was to increase 25% of the GDP by 2020.

Thus, making this whole initiative the most largest in the recent times. Showing the transformation power of public and private partnership, a hallmark had also been formed.

In a some time, the problems faced in the past have been replaced with a transparent and user-friendly system. The Railways, Defence, Insurance and Medical Devices have shown progress in turn helping the FDI.

A workshop titled “Make in India – Sectorial perspective & initiatives” was conducted on 29th December, 2014 under which an action plan for 1 year and 3 years has been prepared to boost investments in 25 sectors.

An Investor Facilitation Cell (IFC) dedicated for the Make in India campaign was formed in September 2014 with an objective to assist investors in seeking regulatory approvals, hand-holding services through the pre-investment phase, execution and after-care support.

The Indian embassies and consulates have also been told to spread information on the potential for investment in the identified sectors. DIPP has set up a team to check  investment proposals from Japan, the team known as ‘Japan Plus’ has been started w.e.f October 2014.

Similarly ‘Korea Plus’, launched in June 2016, checks for investment proposals from South Korea and offers support to Korean companies wishing to enter the Indian market. Various sectors have been opened up for investments like Defence, Railways, Space, etc. Also, the regulatory policies have been relaxed to facilitate investments and ease of doing business.

Six industrial corridors are being developed across various regions of the country. Industrial Cities will also come up along these corridors. Today, India’s credibility is stronger than ever. There is visible momentum, energy and optimism.

Make in India is opening investment doors. Multiple enterprises are adopting its mantra. The world’s largest democracy is well on its way to becoming the world’s most powerful economy.



Make in India has managed to create a positive impact on all the sectors and thus helped in improving the economic growth of the company. It is still in the process helping and changing the way of getting things done. Also, creating wider scope for building products and industries in the country.



Aspiring entrepreneurs before 16th January 2016 were frustrated, did not have an idea what should be done next to gain investors. That’s where STARTUP India came into in the picture.

The idea of this program was to appreciate the young talents, their ideas, innovation in some cases invention. To help them to bring out their best. By providing one thing that would make it possible. INVESTORS. Startup India is a program that judges, analyzes and evaluates the potential of a startup. It can be from any sector. But there are certain norms, such as:

  1. The organization should be less then 5 years old.
  2. Which has an annual turnover of less than 25crores.

This program/initiative is a way to increase job creation and reduce the problem of unemployment. Also, to encourage entrepreneurship. It was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 15 August 2015 address from the Red Fort. The initiative focuses on certain points.

  • Single Window Clearance even with the help of a mobile application
  • 10,000 crore fund of funds
  • 80% reduction in patent registration fee
  • Modified and more friendly Bankruptcy Code to ensure 90-day exit window
  • Freedom from mystifying inspections for 3 years
  • Freedom from Capital Gain Tax for 3 years
  • Freedom from tax in profits for 3 years
  • Eliminating red tape
  • Self-certification compliance
  • Innovation hub under Atal Innovation Mission
  • Starting with 5 lakh schools to target 10 lakh children for innovation program
  • new schemes to provide IPR protection to start-ups and new firms
  • encourage entrepreneurship.
  • Stand India across the world as a start-up hub

Inaugurated by Finance minister Arun Jaitley, there were many top CEO’s and startup founders and investors present. The Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Science and Technology have taken up and partnered to set up 75 hubs in support of this program.

Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana  have results better than the rest of the country in terms of their support. Their focus has been on improving infrastructure, especially in the Tier-II cities. Bengaluru , a metro city of Karnataka, is known as the Silicon Valley of India. Kerala is well known for the government’s startup policy. Telangana , Andhra Pradesh , Madhya Pradesh , Rajasthan, Orissa are the other states you have managed to give raving support to this program.

The program has managed to give a boost of confidence to not only the young entrepreneurs but also the young women entrepreneurs as well. The women have been given lot of benefits through which they can work and earn for their family.

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Startup India has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the young and ambitious entrepreneurs who have wanted to make their dreams come true. It has also showed them a way to get things started. This program has been able to increase the trust and morale of the ones you are planning to be entrepreneurs.

GDPI Process for NL Dalmia and MET Mumbai

With the MBA admission right around the corner here is the approach of GDPI to convert your calls with the college process.

NL Dalmia GDPI Approach:

N.L Dalmia Institute of management studies and Research offers both MMS (Masters in Management studies) and PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management). N.L Dalmia Institute is among those institutes which admit students without any management quota. It offers an average salary of 6L for its 2 years full time program. The fee of N.L Dalmia is 5L for its program.

The candidate must have appeared CAT, CMAT, XAT and CET to be eligible for the further process of admission. The form for the admission will be available at admission office of institute. The students staying in Mumbai will have to visit the institute and purchase the form which is for 2000/-. Students from outside Mumbai can go to the official website of NL Dalmia and buy the form online for 2000/-.There is no cut off for application. GDPI process will start in the month of April 2017.

The institute offered highest salary placement of 16L and average salary of 6L per annum.

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MET (Mumbai Educational Trust) Institute of Management:

Mumbai Educational Trust is an academic institution located in Bandra, Mumbai and Nasik. It offers degrees in areas including Management, Information technology and Mass media

Let us have look on the Management program offered by MET Mumbai:

The institute offers a 2 year full-time Masters in Management Studies (MMS) affiliated to the University of Mumbai and recognized and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Candidates applying for this program will be selected on the basis of: Any one of the specified Tests (MH-CET / CMAT / XAT / CAT / ATMA / GMAT / MAT) + Group Discussion + Personal Interview + Work Experience & Academics

Last date of Form Submission (Registration closes) – 4th May 2017 / 12th May 2017

Selection Procedure (GD & PI) – 7th May 2017 / 14th May 2017 (as per the official website)

MET has a different weightage in the admission processes, which are as follows:

Any one exams mentioned above100
Group Discussion30
Personal Interview30
Academic Performance* 30
Work Experience*10

(As per the official website)

Academic Performance

SSCMore than 75 %4
HSC60 – 75 %5
DegreeMore than 60 %6
Post GraduateMore than 60 %10
Sports (College level)3
Extra Curricular – Drama etc2

(As per the official website)

Work Experience:

More than 3 years10
Between 2 to 3 years6
Between 1 to 2 years4

(As per the official website)

Fee Structure:

Fee per annum is Rs. 2,88,000 with Laptop. The institute provides an average salary of 5L.

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Welingkar GDPI Approach

Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research is known among the top Management Institutes. Students who have applied for CAT/ XAT/ATMA/CMAT/MAH-CET/GMAT exams are eligible for Welingkar Institute of Management’s GDPI process of admission.

Here is the Guide to WeSchool’s GDPI approach with process:

A student after getting results for the above mentioned exam can apply to WeSchool. The process starts with the Welingkar’s Online PGDM form which is available on their official website. After filling the form the students are required to download and fill it offline.

The students need to be very meticulous while filling the form because this form is very different from what the other colleges have. Once the offline form is filled, students are required to send the form along with important documents mentioned by Welingkar (such as Resume, Score Card of the Exam, Academic document, Work experience documents etc) for verification.

After submitting the offline form along with the other documents, students will be selected for Case discussion and Personal Interview. For which candidates will get a few days to prepare for the process. The Group Discussion and personal Interview will have 15% weightage each in the entire process of admissions to Welingkar Institute.

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The group discussion will test a candidate’s ability and skills in analyzing a situation and participation and group dynamics. To prepare for this candidates are required to have a structured way of the case discussion so that he/she will stand among others and can come to solution to the given situation or problem.

Now let’s have a look on Personal Interview process. This is something everyone will have a little idea about; but these interviews are different from what is presumed by the candidates. Personal Interviews are meant to understand a candidate’s fitment for the collage which is beneficial for both the college and the candidate. Now the question is how you will make the panelist understand that you are fit for their college; or how will the panelist determine your fitment.

To excel in the interview a candidate should be prepared about everything she /he has done in the academic and professional life. A good presentation skills and decent knowledge about the current happening in the country along with a Good Profile will increase the chances to clear the GDPI process even at a lower score.

Few points need to be kept in the mind while preparing for GDPI:

  • Know yourself very well (Strengths and Weaknesses)
  • Achievements (Be ready to wow the panelist with your achievements)
  • TLAM (Think Like a Manager)

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All you need to know about Welingkar Institute

Established in 1977, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, also known as WeSchool is a part of the prestigious S. P. Mandali University, Pune with two campuses in Mumbai and Bengaluru. For years WeSchool has been considered as one of the top B schools in Mumbai , with the vision of not only nurturing leaders but also practicing through inventive Education.

Welingkar Institute is also recognized as “The Best Innovative Institute” and has International recognition.

It has different Post graduate programs as well as MMS. It offers various Post graduate programs which are 2 years full time program approved by AICTE.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM): This offers specializations like Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Operations. It has a total number of seats of 180 for Mumbai campus and 60 seats for Bengaluru.
  • PGDM – Rural Management (Emerging Economies) – 60 Seats
  • PGDM – Healthcare – 60 Seats
  • PGDM – Retail Management – 60 Seats
  • PGDM – Business Design – 60 Seats
  • PGDM – E Business – 60 Seats
  • PGDM – Research and Business Analytics (New course with 60 seats)
  • PGDM – Media and entertainment (New course with 60 seats)

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Important Dates:
Last to Apply to Welingkar PGDM is 31st March 2017.
GDPI Process Dates: April 2017 – Shortlist is out.



Core Faculties:

Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe
Eisenhower Fellow
Senate Member, University of Mumbai 
Prof R R Sahuraja
Chief Mentor

Visiting Faculties:

Prof. C.D. Sridharan                                                                                    
Retired Assistant General Manager
Prof. Dhananjay Bansod
Chief People Officer
Deliotte Tohmatsu

Prof. Diwakar Kamath
General Manager- Business Development
IBM, India

Prof. Gopal Krishna Naik
Head – Legal
Aditya Birla Retail Limited

About Placements:
As per the placement report of 2014 – 2016:
Average Salary – 7.5 Lakhs p.a
Highest Salary – 20 Lakhs p.a

Welingkar fee structure:
Fees for all the course mention above is 4,30,000/- p.a (Tuition Fee only)

Tests accepted
Students may submit any one of CAT / MHCET / CMAT / XAT / ATMA / GMAT scores

Hostel Facilities
For all students admitted to programs at the WeSchool Bengaluru campus, accommodation in hostel is mandatory.
The Hostel Fees at Bengaluru for 2017-2018 will be in the range of 1,38,500/- per annum which includes Wi-Fi facility, Bus facility and monthly recharge card will be issued for food and other services like laundry, gymnasium, games, movies, restaurants etc. In addition, an amount of 5,000/- as security deposit which is refundable after the completion of the course.

The hostel fees in Mumbai Campus depends upon the types of room i.e. AC/Non-AC, Double/Triple occupancy. Presently the hostel fee ranges from 90,000/- to 1,50,000/- per annum (plus 5,000 deposit which is refundable after the completion of the course) Allocation of hostel will be on the basis of availability.

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