Top IITs, IIMs students bag up to 137% higher salary packages than other institutions this year: Report
IITs and IIMs bagged 137% and 121% higher salary packages,
respectively, compared to other institutions, says the Campus Hiring
Report 2018 released by assessment and skill-measurement company Mettl.
The survey was conducted across 114 engineering and 80 management
institutes during the recently concluded campus placement season across
different regions. In a region-wise analysis, west India held a leading
position with 17% higher compensations than the average salary recorded.
In addition, graduates from the technology domain received the highest
average salary package of Rs 14.8 lakh per annum.
India's growth remains quite robust into future: IMF
growth remains "quite robust" into the future, the IMF has said despite
slightly downgrading the country's growth projection for 2018-19 due to
high oil prices and a tight monetary policy regime. The IMF yesterday
forecast a growth rate of 7.3 per cent in 2018 and 7.5 per cent in 2019
for India, which was down by 0.1 per cent and 0.3 per cent respectively
than its April projections. "For India, the main factor is the rise in
oil prices, and India is an oil importer. But also, the general
tightening in global financial conditions is playing a role in affecting
India's growth. Those are the main factors behind the downgrade," said
Maurice Obstfeld, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research
Sugar stockpile to double on record output as India struggles to export surplus
stocks in India are likely to more than double by the end of the
current marketing year as the world's biggest producer of the sweetener
struggles to export a surplus, a leading trade body said on Tuesday. The
rise will weigh on local prices, potentially pushing the country to try
to ship more sugar overseas, which could drag on global prices that
have already fallen 16 per cent this year.
The country is likely to
end the marketing season on September 30 with inventory of 10 million
tonnes, compared with 3.87 million tonnes a year ago
Civilian drones likely to take to skies from October
for civilian purposes are likely to start flying in India from October
onwards, a senior official said, as the Civil Aviation Ministry expects
to soon put in place the regulatory framework for unmanned aerial
vehicles. The use of drones by civilians is currently restricted by
aviation regulator DGCA.
Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said
the ministry is working on putting in place a system wherein
registration and flying permission for civilian drones are done online.
In November 2017, the ministry came out with draft norms for draft norms
for operating drones for civilian purposes.
According to the draft
regulations, drones would require unique identification numbers while
nano drones -- those weighing below 250 grams -- would be exempt from
seeking one time approval.
Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan among Forbes' 100 highest-paid celebs in world
superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan feature in the Forbes' list of
the world's 100 highest-paid entertainers for 2018. While Akshay is 76th
on the list, Salman finished at number 82. American boxer Floyd
Mayweather tops the prestigious rich list of entertainers this year with
earnings of $285 million (Rs 1,948 crore), while Hollywood star George
Clooney holds the second spot with a $239 million (Rs 1,634 crore)
Reality television personality Kylie Jenner is at number three with $166.5 million (Rs 1,138 crore).