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#Woah! Indians Will Soon Need To Show Proof Of Parking Space Before Purchasing A New Car

Buying a car is certainly an issue of social prestige in India; a symbol of success, prosperity and wealth. Till now, the only requirement for buying a new car was money – You pay the money, and you take home a car. As simple as that. But now, the rules are being changed. Besides money for buying a new car, you also need to show evidence that you have enough parking space for that car. In case you fail to do so, then Govt. won’t allow you to purchase a…

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#Hong Kong Stops Visa-Free Entry For Indians; Indian Asylum Seekers A Reason For This?

Hong Kong, which is a major strategic and political ally of India has announced that they will no longer allow visa-free entry for Indians. This is being regarded as a huge setback for India’s foreign diplomacy and a big step backwards for improving trade relations. Around 5 lakh Indians visit Hong Kong every year, for various purposes which includes tourism, trade, education and jobs. Till now, Indians could have entered Hong Kong without a visa for 14 days, and it made the trade and bilateral exchanges quite seamless. But after…

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#Soon You Can Dial 1955 to Report Call Drops, and all Telcos Have to Strictly Abide by it

Telcos has been fooling customers by dropping calls, a disease that has been plaguing the telecom industry for quite some time now. As the number of customers increase compared to the connection points, the number of calls dropped increases. To raise this issue with the telcos, the Government is planning to launch a single number to complain about call drops. The number ‘1955’ will be instilled specifically for customers to lodge complaints related to call drops on their network. “Short code 1955 has been allotted for IVRS system on call drop,”…

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#Study shows Bad bosses fall in two categories: Dark and dysfunctional

Bad bosses generally come in two forms. There are the dysfunctional ones, like Michael Scott from the TV series The Office; then there are the dark ones, like Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street. Researchers including Seth M. Spain from Binghamton University, State University of New York are building a framework to better understand the behaviors of bad bosses and to reduce workplace stress. In a new chapter from Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being titled, “Stress, Well-Being, And the Dark Side of Leadership,” Binghamton University Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior…

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#The Good, Bad & Ugly Of Demonetization Drive – 3 Case Studies

On the night of November 8th, India witnessed a financial coup, the scale of which was unparalleled in the entire human history. Demonetization of 86% of floating currency in the market meant a huge transformation in the way businesses are being conducted in India. Push for 100% cashless transactions meant that age-old customs had to be destroyed, and new ways required to be learnt in order to conduct any type of business in the country. As the demonetization drive enters 6th week, we present three aspects of this massive movement: The Good, The Bad…

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#4 Major Changes Which Transformed Indian Smartphone Market In 2016!

Smartphones (not just phones) have actually become a major part of our day to day lives. And after the recent demonization move to push cashless economy, the importance and relevance of smartphones have increased exponentially. If you are a tech enthusiast, telecom industry observer or a smartphone user, then 2017 has to be an exciting year for you. If you are wondering why, then here are 4 major changes which Indian smartphone industry witnessed in 2016, which is all set to transform 2017 for Indian smartphone market: India Is Now World’s…

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#Haridwar Court Slapped Patanjali Ayurved With Fine Of Rs 11 Lakh For Misleading Advertisements

Patanjali Ayurved, the shining example of a successful ‘Made in India’ FMCG brand, which is threatening to wipe out existing billion dollar FMCG global biggies, has just experienced its first major public embarrassment. A Haridwar Court has slapped a fine of Rs 11 lakh on Patanjali Ayurved for misleading advertisements, and this judgement can actually pave the way for more such penalties and fines, considering the growing number of consumer complaints against them and other companies which have been dishonest about their advertisements. Why Was Patanjali Fined? A case was filed…

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#Decoded: Why humans lost their penis bone

One of the most weird and wonderful products of evolution is the penis bone, or baculum. The baculum is an extra-skeletal bone, which means it is not attached to the rest of the skeleton but instead floats daintily at the end of the penis. Depending on the animal, bacula range in size from under a millimetre to nearly a metre long, and in shape, varying from needle-like spines to fork like prongs. The walrus baculum, which could easily be mistaken for a 2-ft-long club (60 cm), is around a sixth…

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#Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage, Imports From Other Countries

Sweden has run out of garbage and the Scandinavian country has been forced to import rubbish from other countries to keep its state-of-the-art recycling plants going. Sweden, which sources almost half its electricity from renewables, was one of the first countries to implement a heavy tax on fossil fuels in 1991. Sweden’s recycling system is so sophisticated that only less than 1 per cent of its household waste has been sent to landfill last year. Swedish people are quite keen on being out in nature and they are aware of…

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#Now, Aircel Launches Unlimited Calling to Any Network with Unlimited 2G Data @ Rs. 249/-

When Jio announced their path-breaking unlimited voice calling plans three months back, incumbent operators were in for a jolt. Either they followed suite for perished. Indian Telecom space is now seeing real repercussions of Jio plans now. Last week Airtel announced their unlimited calling plans with bundled data for a price starting Rs. 149. Idea Cellular followed with identical plans and couple of days later Vodafone did it as well! With Big 3 operators announcing unlimited calling plans, smaller operators do have any option, but to announce plans that better, otherwise they risk erosion of…

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