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We're so well educated – but we're useless

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Students have lost the ability to do anything practical. The only thing we've mastered is consumption

Record numbers of students have entered higher education in the past 10 years, but despite being the most educated generation in history, it seems that we've grown increasingly ignorant when it comes to basic life skills.

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

FIVE MILLION jobs lost to sagging economy

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Forget jobless growth, India's job base is actually shrinking dramatically.

Even as growth sags alarmingly and the third quarter for Financial Year 2012-13 saw GDP coming in at 4.5 per cent, news has emerged that India lost 5 million jobs in the five-year period ending 2010, according to the Planning Commission.

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