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August 10, 2016 - I will win all three gold medals at Rio 2016 Olympics, says Usain Bolt

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Recent research indicates that only about half of perceived friendships are mutual. It's a startling finding that has prompted much discussion among psychologists, neuroscientists, organizational behavior experts, sociologists and philosophers. Some blame human beings' basic optimism, if not egocentrism, for the disconnect between perceived and actual friendships. Others point to a misunderstanding of the very notion of friendship in an age when "friend" is used as a verb, and social inclusion and exclusion are as easy as a swipe or a tap on a smartphone screen. It's a concern because the authenticity of one's relationships has an enormous impact on one's health and well-being. More here

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Sports
I will win all three gold medals at Rio 2016 Olympics, says Usain Bolt
I will win all three gold medals at Rio 2016 Olympics, says Usain  Bolt
Usain Bolt exudes confidence before he defends his 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles at Rio 2016 Olympics.


Sports
Rio 2016 Olympics: Indians continue to misfire as Heena Sidhu finishes 20th
Rio 2016 Olympics: Indians continue to misfire as Heena Sidhu  finishes 20th
Heena Sidhu had failed to progress to the final of the 10m air pistol held on Sunday.


Sports
Sania Mirza ends partnership with Martina Hingis
Sania Mirza ends partnership with Martina Hingis
Sania Mirza will play with Barbora Strycova from the Czech Republic while Martina Hingis has teamed up with CocoVandeweghe of US.


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Sports
Viswanathan Anand held by Ding Liren; stays in joint lead
Viswanathan Anand held by Ding Liren; stays in joint  lead
After a few nerve-wrecking games it turned out to be a day when Viswanathan Anand did not have to sweat much.


Sports
ICC sanctions India-West Indies T20I series in USA
ICC sanctions India-West Indies T20I series in USA
Having the ICC World T20 Champions playing India in Florida will undoubtedly inspire both existing and new fans and players.


Sports
Archer Atanu Das, men’s hockey team save India blushes on Day 4 at Rio 2016 Olympics
Archer Atanu Das, men’s hockey team save India blushes on  Day 4 at Rio 2016 Olympics
Atanu Das first defeated Jitbahadur Muktan 6-0 and then vanquished Adrian Andres Puentes Perez 6-4 while men's hockey team beat Argentina 2-1.


Entertainment
Priyanka Chopra said no to 6 Hollywood films and chose this as her next project
Priyanka Chopra said no to 6 Hollywood films and chose  this as her next project
After Quantico and Baywatch, Priyanka Chopra has chosen her next project in America and it is Project Runway.


Entertainment
Dwayne Johnson slams ‘Fast 8’ male co-stars
Dwayne Johnson slams ‘Fast 8’ male co-stars
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has slammed some of his "Fast & Furious 8" male co-stars for not being professional on set.


Entertainment
Jyothi Lakshmi, popular actress of Tamil and Telugu movies passes away at 63
Jyothi Lakshmi, popular actress of Tamil and Telugu movies  passes away at 63
Popular southern actress Jyothi Lakshmi passed away here on Tuesday at age 63. According to industry sources, she died away undergoing treatment for blood cancer.


Entertainment
Woody Allen’s series titled Crisis in Six Scenes
Woody Allen’s series titled Crisis in Six Scenes
Woody Allen's Amazon series, starring Miley Cyrus, has been titled Crisis in Six Scenes and it will premiere on September 30.



Retail
Government mulls liberalising ecommerce policy; giants like Amazon, Flipkart, others to gain
Government mulls liberalising  ecommerce policy; giants like Amazon, Flipkart, others to gain - Economic Times
The global ecommerce market is worth $22.1 tn, according to estimates by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Retail
When Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma kept his promise to GOQii's Vishal Gondal
Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma knows a thing or two about busy days. He also knows about making time for a friend.

Retail
Indian govt creates one stop online marketplace for office purchases
Indian govt  creates one stop online marketplace for office purchases - ETtech.com
Government e-Marketplace or GeM has been developed by the ministry of electronics and IT's National e-governance Division

Retail
Future Lifestyle Fashion reinventing flagship retail chain Central: Biyani
The chain saw a 10.3% same store sales growth led by a stronger focus on operational excellence, speed, data analytics and social interaction, engagin..


Politics
Modi's Criticism Of Truant Gau Rakshaks Drives The Wedge Between RSS And VHP
Modi's Criticism Of Truant Gau Rakshaks Drives The Wedge Between RSS And VHP
The prime minister has strongly come down on the attacks on Dalits.


Politics
Dear Mr President, You Guided Us After Dadri. Now We Need Your Help With JNU
Dear Mr President, You Guided Us After Dadri. Now We Need Your Help With JNU
Dear Rashtrapatiji, I am writing my heart out to you through this open letter because I believe that the request I am going to make here constitutes an i ue of national importance. The po


Politics

Politics
Why Modi's Lambasting Of Cow Vigilantes Was Mere Lip Service
Why Modi's Lambasting Of Cow Vigilantes Was Mere Lip Service
India was ripe for a political change in 2014. The Congre party, over its extended tenure in government, had severely underperformed and remained (and still is) unashamedly apologetic about its mi



Telecom
Facebook Makes New Wi-Fi Push into India After Free Basics
Facebook Makes New Wi-Fi Push  into India After Free Basics - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Facebook Inc.’s controversial plan to get Indians online may have failed earlier this year, but the company says it is making a new push to expand internet access in the country, a key market for future user growth.


Telecom
Reliance LYF Wind 3 with Jio 4G Preview Offer goes on sale from August 10
Reliance LYF  Wind 3 with Jio 4G Preview Offer goes on sale from August 10 - The Indian Express
Reliance LYF Wind 3 is the latest budget smartphone in the Wind series. The smartphone will be Flipkart exclusive


Telecom
COAI criticises TRAI's call connect review; calls it unfair
COAI criticises TRAI's call  connect review; calls it unfair - The Indian Express
On Friday, TRAI started the review of interconnection charges which are paid by one telecom operator to another for connecting phone calls.


Telecom
India to have 13.5% share in global smartphone market: Study
India to have 13.5% share in  global smartphone market: Study - The Indian Express
Share of India in global smartphone market is expected to reach 13.5% with 180 million units by 2019 from 7.6% at present, according to a study.




Digital
Randstad Holding acquires job portal Monster for $429 million
Randstad Holding acquires job  portal Monster for $429 million - News
Randstad said that acquisition will enable them to expand its services to offer both clients and candidates tools for "increased efficiency and engagement".


Digital
Startup Village to be India's first tech-incubator to be listed
Startup Village to be  India's first tech-incubator to be listed - Moneycontrol.com
Startup Village in Kochi is now 3 years old. In the last 3 years, it has hand-held nearly 70 physical startups, and 500 virtual startups. Now, it's time for phase-2 of its growth plan. That has meant breaking physical barriers. Startup village has done this by floating sv.co, a digital incubator for college students. ..


Digital
India to remain the number one most strategic region in the global plans of Wikipedia
India to remain the number one  most strategic region in the global plans of Wikipedia
Bartov said the challenge for Wikipedia - the largest, most popular general reference work on Internet - was coping with India's "huge size and diversity."


Digital
Shaadi.com founder Anupam Mittal leads Rs 3.34 crore investment in camera and photo sharing app Vebbler
Shaadi.com founder Anupam  Mittal leads Rs 3.34 crore investment in camera and photo sharing app Vebbler
The investors included Sharad Sharma, founder of iSPIRIT, and Pranav Rai, son of former Infosys board member, along with a string of high net worth individuals.



Software
After slashing growth guidance, Cognizant rejigs senior portfolios and appoints new COO
After  slashing growth guidance, Cognizant rejigs senior portfolios and appoints new COO - Times of India
Two days after slashing growth guidance for the year, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) on Tuesday announced several changes to the portfolio of its senior management team, including the announcement of a new chief operating officer (COO).


Software
Facebook blocking ad blockers on the desktop version of its service
Facebook  blocking ad blockers on the desktop version of its service
At the same time, the world's biggest social media company says it is giving users easier ways to decide what types of ads they want to see _ unless, of course, the answer is ``none.''


Software
India has huge potential for cloud services, says Alibaba
India has huge potential for  cloud services, says Alibaba
Cloud computing allows one to store and access data on the internet rather than hard drive of a computer and server which is more prone to cyber-attacks.



HR
With TICAD, Japan pursues African growth and export markets
With TICAD, Japan pursues  African growth and export markets - The Japan Times
Global powers China, the United States and the European Union are fiercely competing to expand their market share in Africa — the world's last major


HR

HR
GST rollout to boost Make in India and create more jobs, say experts
GST rollout to  boost Make in India and create more jobs, say experts - Firstpost
An online marketplace was launched on Tuesday for buying of goods and services by central ministries and departments with a view to bringing transparency in government procurement, estimated at Rs 10,000 crore a year.


HR
LeEco Says Its India R D Centre Will Recruit Over 1100 Engineers
LeEco Says Its India R D Centre  Will Recruit Over 1100 Engineers - NDTV
The India R&D team will be involved in both commercialisation and localisation support for all the devices launched in the country.



Finance
How successful has Raghuram Rajan been in reducing inflation expectations?
How successful  has Raghuram Rajan been in reducing inflation expectations? - Livemint
Inflation expectations, CPI have fallen quite a bit from September 2013 when Raghuram Rajan, took over as RBI governor, but higher than December 2014 numbers


Finance
Why rising salaries of Indian CEOs are a healthy trend
Why rising salaries of Indian  CEOs are a healthy trend - Livemint
Indian CEOs’ pay cheques may have been increasing exponentially, but underperforming PSUs continue to be badly served because of disparity in salaries


Finance
Ascendas Singbridge plans fund to invest in India
Ascendas Singbridge plans fund  to invest in India - Economic Times
“We do not want to be dependent on a particular sector and we are looking to derisk. We have capability to build warehouses, control and manage development,” said official.


Finance
Liquidity-drenched banks may get rate-cut call
Liquidity-drenched banks may  get rate-cut call - Daily News Analysis
Liquidity-drenched banks may get rate-cut call - Despite the softening of the debt market rates and fall in yields, bank lending rates have remained static. Rajan is expected to sign off his last monetary policy on a dovish note, putting the onus of slashing rates on the banks.



Logistics

Logistics
PE interest in warehousing, logistics parks to get a boost with GST rollout
PE interest in  warehousing, logistics parks to get a boost with GST rollout - Economic Times
With GST implemented, these decisions will purely be based on operational efficiency and help boost warehousing at cheaper locations.


Logistics

Logistics
Air India, Spicejet, Indigo offer discounted fares to attract flyers, avaliable from 9th to 15th August 2016
Air India, Spicejet, Indigo  offer discounted fares to attract flyers, avaliable from 9th to 15th August 2016 - Economic Times
Air India cited that the offer can be availed on more than 250 domestic sectors for travel between August 22 and September 30, both days inclusive.



Marketing
GoJavas is undergoing an organizational overhaul : reports
GoJavas is undergoing an  organizational overhaul : reports - Medianama
Logistics company GoJavas has shut down its operations citing technical issues, reports Mint. However, a report from the Economic Times points out that operations were suspended as the company is considering an organizational overhaul which will involve layoffs at the company. GoJavas is plan


Marketing
R Balki says goodbye to advertising : Report
R Balki says goodbye to  advertising : Report - Forbes India
Mumbai, Aug 9 () Ad man and filmmaker R Balakrishnan, better known as Balki, has quit the advertising industry after a three decade long career. The move was announced today through an internal communication, to employees of MullenLowe Lintas Group, India.


Marketing
Facebook sidesteps ad-blocking on desktop computers : Report
Facebook sidesteps ad-blocking  on desktop computers : Report - India.com
Facebook announced today that people will see ads on the desktop version of the social network regardless of whether or not they are using ad blockers.The


Marketing
CMO Grebstein Building Lowe's Marketing Around Millennials
CMO Grebstein  Building Lowe's Marketing Around Millennials - CMO
Marci Grebstein is emphasizing emotion, rather than products, as she and her team reach out—in new digital ways—to the latest generation of home buyers.



Ecommerce
Flipkart banking on customer loyalty to regain its past glory
E-commerce major Flipkart falls back on net promoter score, or NPS—a gauge for the firm’s popularity with customers and a proxy for the quality of its service

Ecommerce
Startup Closures, Tightening Investments: Where Is Your Idea Headed?
Develop a prototype, get funded, launch and then what?

Ecommerce
Rs 78000 crore worth goods stocked in Indian homes: OLX survey
Rs 78000 crore worth goods  stocked in Indian homes: OLX survey - Economic Times
"Every Indian household on average stocks 12 clothing items, 14 kitchen utensils, 11 books, seven kitchen appliances, two mobile phones & 3 watches."


Construction
Godrej Properties to launch 12 new projects, phases by March-end
Godrej  Properties to launch 12 new projects, phases by March-end - ET Realty
The sluggish property market has not been able to deter the company from launching new projects


Construction
30 land parcels of Weird Infra and directors attached by SEBI
30 land parcels of Weird Infra  and directors attached by SEBI - ET Realty
The company had raised Rs 16.3 crore from investors via issuance of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) without complying with the public issue norms.


Construction
How Square Yards is disrupting the $180B Real Estate Industry
How Square Yards is disrupting  the $180B Real Estate Industry - BW Businessworld
Square Yards thus is uniquely positioned to garner a large slice of the Indian real estate market which is estimated to be worth USD 180 billion. It is also registering a strong presence in the international property markets with its offices abroad and tie-ups with major international property players., , Real Estate Industry


Construction




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