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Degree or Diploma – Should you go for distance MBA or PGDM?

Distance and online programs in management are very popular these days due to the flexibility and affordability they offer. But some universities claim to offer MBA while others offer PGDM. Students get confused since they are not sure if these two programs are equivalent and if they will be treated at par by future employers.

New SIPRI data reveals scale of Chinese arms industry

(Stockholm, 27 January 2020) New research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) suggests that China is the second-largest arms producer in the world, behind the United States but ahead of Russia. This research represents the most comprehensive picture of Chinese companies’ weapons production to date. In the past, a lack of transparency has

Uncertainty and Instability: The World in Two Words, Says UN Secretary-General

The world faces four main challenges: climate change, mistrust of leaders, increased geopolitical tension, and the dark side of the technological revolution “Climate change is the defining issue of our time,” António Guterres said “Inclusive multilateralism” would extend beyond national governments to include more participation from local authorities, civil society, business leaders and others For

Commonwealth Secretary-General tells The Hague there can be no lasting peace without justice

Lasting peace and the prosperity that comes with it cannot be achieved without justice, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has declared, during a keynote speech in the Hague. Patricia Scotland was addressing the International Criminal Court (ICC) as guest of honour for the opening of the new judicial year. The distinguished lawyer and former Attorney General in

Sustainability Is Key if Financial Markets Are to Remain Buoyant

Financial markets are hovering near record all-time highs, yet systemic shifts and technological disruption loom on the horizon The trade detente is welcomed, but leaders called on the United States to continue to ease tensions Governments are called on to shift the focus from short-term stimulus to broad structural reforms to achieve inclusive, sustainable growth  

GRI engaging and influencing at World Economic Forum annual meeting

Corporate accountability at Davos a ‘step in right direction’ Amsterdam/Davos, 22 January 2020 – With global leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), GRI is pressing for action and commitments that support the transition to sustainable and responsible business. GRI chief executive Tim Mohin is participating in the WEF annual meeting in

The Reskilling Revolution: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Education for a Billion People by 2030

The World Economic Forum today launches Reskilling Revolution, an initiative to provide one billion people with better education, skills and jobs by 2030 The scheme aims to future-proof workers from technological change and help economies by providing new skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Founding governments include Brazil, France, India, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, UAE

IT Consulting & Emerging Technology Firm Tranway Technologies to raise up to Rs 4.2 crores through Initial Public Offering

New Delhi, January 22, 2020- Bangalore-based IT Consulting and Emerging Technology firm Tranway Technologies has announced its plans to raise up to Rs 4.2 Cr. through Initial Public Offering (IPO) that will open for subscription on 27th January 2020. The IPO will comprise a fresh Issue of 42,40,000 shares of the face value of Rs.10

TechSoup To Bring Civil Society Voice To Davos

Global network connecting 1.2 million NGOs will advocate for the inclusion of nonprofit voices in decision-making at World Economic Forum; NGOs are “critical to achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals.” SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2020 — TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network facilitating digital transformation for civil society organizations globally, hopes to raise awareness of the value

Seeking New Leadership: Youth Voices Say Success in New Decade Requires New Approach

A new white paper surveying 5,000 people, including youth and chief executive officers, has identified the five elements at the heart of responsible leadership As organizations put sustainability and equitability at the centre of their organizations, they will need a broader range of leadership skills and attributes These are the findings of Seeking New Leadership: