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Realty sector takes a break... Strategy war escalates between Hero and Honda Celebration time at MS Chola Scoot offers just Rs.13,500 to ANZ... Economic issues take a back seat at G20 summit Illicit markets a concern to growing economy Holiday Inn opens in OMR Chennai Tata Steel commence operations at Kalinganagar WABCO’s second Chennai plant Blue Star plans a new plant in south Backpack laboratory Big-ticket investments march towards Punjab Focus on self-certification and third party inspection Ridley marathon to India Waste, a gold mine ISRO's 100th mission Towards peace of mind Carrefour’s quick exit Hero Motocorp - smooth ride Rating of states to be released soon Nothing to hide... Chennai to get a roundabout Metro Chola MS net crosses 100 crores Innovation that helped Chennai port TII-challenging year with flat growth Veritas Finance- financing the unfinanced ALL to launch electric busses Flexible labour laws… Housing Innovation Challenge, 2015 AirAsia India infuses funds to fight out competition Brand leaders come forward... Investor friendly Japan ALL-two launches in a row European crisis is a global crisis! Smart controls for cooling large multi-zone spaces ... TOP 10 CEO Compensation More gensets and diesel engines from TAFE OBO Bettermann for better lightning protection Inclusive and forward moving... Digital retail transactions stabilise at higher level… Applauding enterprise... TVS Logistics – another acquisition to sharpen the business model Automotive Vision Plan II... Research needs more funding Adding Zest to Scooty Dynamic e-commerce scenario Is Indian telecom industry heading for a monopoly? A global plastic event in India Murugappa- a year of consolidation IFCI to raise NCDs upto Rs 2000 crore Connecting the unconnected Indigo stays leader with 40 per cent share ALL – truck industry is recovering from degrowth Schwing Stetter India joins hands with US-based Gomaco Purdue and IIT-M sign the dotted line On the ‘milky’ way Steel loses its sheen Business Briefs World labour laws at a glance STFC raises money When Centre visits the state Chennai will soon get its World Trade Centre SumInfra- corridor based development... Chola MS launches motor app Nigeria comes nearer Three more leather clusters… TII’s single largest investment at Thiruthani TCS’ revenues cross Rs 100,000 crore Curbing steel imports will hurt small business... Climate change may change the way businesses work... Well-refined – RIL’s refinery margins zoom Business Breif Placing the right shoe forward... An aerospace-defence cluster in Tamil Nadu… Downsizing spree... Creating Tamil Nadu Banana brand - Make way for the new and dynamic railways Chennai Port is at last decongested! Apple maps – finding its way People Flow Day- Safety Four daughters and a proud father Secured NCDs from Shriram City BRICS development bank Airlines wage price war TN budget pragmatic and moderate on fiscal deficit Durga - India’s largest blast furnace; now operational Celebrating 180 years of relevance Need to focus on ease of doing business... The new look- 4s Verna Gem of social service... ECGC expands operations Industry-well poised to invest on expansion Changing dynamics in human resource management Realising double digit growth in Tamil Nadu Economic, business and social sustainability Bridging the skill deficit in pharma industry Pharma market dozes Hyundai excites again An American alliance in the chemical industry? Striking cords for 25 years… TiE applauds innovative entrepreneurs LVB gears to become a financial supermarket Techies trip to India CUB: towards card-less withdrawal Reality bytes Sun Edison launches solar pumps Auto test tracks launched at GARC Oragadam campus Time to fast-pace the logistics sector Indian Bank – global businesses crosses Rs 3 lakh crore...
 
Connecting the unconnected

A WORLDWIDE survey conducted by CISCO says the Internet is only 8000 days old. Nearly 2.5 billion people and 37 billion things are expected to get connected through the Internet by 2020. Cisco believes that this is just the beginning. “99 per cent of things in the physical world are still unconnected, ready to be woken up,” said V C Gopalratnam, Vice President and CIO of CISCO, a worldwide leader in  networking solutions.

The new connections mean unprecedented opportunities as people, processes, data and things join and interact on the “internet of everything.” With a smartphone or tablet, readers can bring print advertising to life. They can open up a world of videos, case studies, white papers, and info-graphics that they can share, like, follow or download. It proves this massive shift isn’t just coming. It’s happening. The internet transforms, again. 

Cisco’s study throws up interesting information about net usage. It states nearly 98 per cent of youth have Facebook Account in India. Gen Y starts the day with checking FB account in India. 34 per cent use laptop, 33 per cent use smartphone, 19 per cent tablets and 7 per cent personal computers. Now a new revolution of smartphones and tablets is going to gear up. There is going to be huge push towards these smart phones as business community is going to tap this area for expanding their opportunities in every industry. 

IIM - Trichy satellite centre in Chennai

FORMER SEBI Chairman, M Damodaran, Dr D S Sridhar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu and Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri, Director IIM -Trichy, inaugurated IIM-T’s Satellite centre in Chennai. The 11th IIM in the country started in 2011 has started offering PG programme in Business Management in Chennai with state of the Art Learning Centre built at a cost of over a crore of rupees, a fully automated RFID-based modern learning facility with CCTV and Wi-Fi connectivity. Damodaran said the process of making IIMs degree-awarding institutions is all set to begin soon. 

The committee formed by the HRD Ministry to come up with the draft IIM Bill is set to initiate a process of consultation with all stakeholders within a short span of time. The stakeholders would include students as well. The bill was aimed at making the IIMs Institutions of national importance thereby providing them the legal backing to award degrees. 

Older IIMs have churned out bright managers to sell soaps, cigarettes and cattle food. Hopefully the newer ones will produce graduates who will be involved in enhancing quality of health, sanitation and education in the country. 
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