UPSC: More weight to general studies, aptitude skills

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NEW DELHI: Ushering a major change in the country's premier civil services examination, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday notified the test for this year giving more weight to general studies and aptitude skills.

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Productivity in services:

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Measuring productivity is difficult task in service business. Many challenges are there like

1. Variety in services: Many services delivered take different lead times. Complexity and skill requirement changes in bill processing of crude oil ( of large amount) and tissue paper (of small value). Stakes are different. Many managers calculate based on invoice count per person.

Big Data - New tool for business productivty

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Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data. _ IBM site

Education and Cost

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Cost of education is increasing day by day. I am paying more than 10K rupee/ month in Delhi for my son. Same cost in Mumbai is approximately 5K rupee/ month for same standard of school. Delhi earlier had lack of schools for children. As now new schools are coming, so I am expecting cost will reduce.

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