Travelling with the squad? Follow these 5 rules to avoid fights and have a great trip

Everything is better with friends. Travel, too. You take back a life back of memories with your gang. However, there are times when everyone has different preferences and doesn’t get along. So, to avoid rotten,grumpy faces of your friends on a holiday, there are few unwritten rules to follow. Every friend group is different, with its own nuances, but if you stick to the following five rules – you’ll likely survive your trip without flouncing from your group WhatsApp in a huff. Identify “the bossy one” early on: There is always one…

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Long weekend: Delhiites spending in lakhs to make the most of their extended break

There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day, but this year’s long weekend has allowed Delhiites to celebrate the day by opting for international getaways with their families. This weekend, which is followed by Janamashtami (on August 14) and Independence Day (August 15), is allowing people four days off on which they are planning exotic trips. Travel agents in the city say that Dilliwallahs are spending around a lakh, at least, to plan their getaways People with high budgets are going to places like Europe, Australia and South Africa, spending…

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75,000-plus tourists flocking to Himachal for I-Day weekend. Do you have your booking?

Don’t go to Shimla or Dharamshala for the Independence Day long weekend if you haven’t made your bookings yet. That is because tourist destinations across Himachal Pradesh are choc-a-block with holidaymakers, mainly from the north Indian plains, for the extended Independence Day weekend, starting Saturday. Many hotels and guest houses in most tourist destinations in the state have been sold out ahead of the four-day extended weekend. “Most of our properties in Shimla and Dharamsala tourist circuits have been booked well in advance till August 14,” said Himachal Pradesh Tourism…

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Indian travel freaks turn to lenders

Desire to visit exotic spots, expensive tickets seen as reasons; loans offered from ₹50,000 to ₹7.5 lakh Indians are increasingly using debt to finance travel, according to travel portals and lending platforms. “There are two perspectives on this, quantitative and qualitative,” Veetika Deoras, COO, Digital Business at Tata Capital told The Hindu. “Looking at the qualitative, there is an increasing trend one is seeing where people are open to borrowing for experiential elements like travel.” According to Qbera.com, an online lending platform, on an average, people in the age group of 27-40…

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Technology could make us immortal. But there will be consequences.

mmortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment — both intellectual and financial — by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be “cryopreserved” in preference to simply dying, as they wait for science to catch up and give them a second shot at life. But if we treat death as a problem, what are the ethical implications of the highly speculative “solutions” being mooted? Of course, we don’t currently have the means…

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Economics and finance as a career for science and tech students

The post-2008 crash business world has taken a quantitative turn, focused on data driven and analytics led search for uncovering complex feedbacks that operate in the highly networked economy. The modern economy is a network of multiple markets that connects individuals, small businesses, banks, corporations and governments. Understanding the architecture of the network and how feedbacks operate between these entities has become imperative for businesses. Since consumer choice is both informed and shaped by peer networks, understanding how feedbacks operate in this network of opinions and a perception has become…

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Indus OS Expands Speech-to-Text Feature, Now Supports 23 Indian Languages

Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS on Wednesday unveiled a new ‘speech-to-text’ feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language. Apart from English, the new version of Indus OS Keyboard will now support 23 Indian languages. “The latest version will introduce speech-to-text in Indian languages, allowing users to speak into the phone in their preferred language while the text will automatically be recognised and displayed by just the press of a button,” the company said in a statement. This is the first time that…

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2017 Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Spec Comparison

The 2017 Hyundai Verna is all new and in its 5th generation globally. The new midsize sedan is set to make its India debut on August 22 and in India will be in its third generation. The 2017 Hyundai Verna will take on the likes of the very popular Honda City which has recently received a mid-life facelift and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz which has been moved from the standard Maruti Suzuki dealership network to the more exclusive Nexa dealerships. The Hyundai Verna in its previous offerings has always temped…

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IBPS PO recruitment 2017: How to apply and important dates to remember

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) issued a notification (CWE PO/MT-VII) on Monday for the recruitment of 3,562 probationary officers (PO)/management trainees in various public sector banks and other participating organisations. Out of these, there are 1738 vacancies for unreserved candidates, 961 for OBCs, 578 for SCs and 285 for ST candidates. The online registration process will begin on August 16 and close on September 5. Application process Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be accepted. Before applying, candidates should ensure that he/she…

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RPSC Research Assistant exam: Admit cards released, download them here

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) on Wednesday issued the admit card for Research Assistant examination 2016 that will be held on August 24, 2017 between 10am and 1pm. Steps to download the RPSC Research Exam 2016 admit cards: 1) Go to RPSC’s official website 2) Click on link for ‘Admit card for Research Assistan exam 2016’ 3) Enter application ID, date of birth and captcha code on the login page that opens 4) Click on Submit 5) Admit card will be displayed on the screen 7) Take a print-out and…

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