CAT registrations dropped from 2.14 lakh last year to 1.94 this year. CAT will be held between Oct and Nov 2013
Entrance examinations to get into the coveted managementinstitutes across the country are facing slowdown pressures. Registrations for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 saw a 9.3 per cent drop in registrations, while NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) 2014 may see also see 10-12 per cent drop in registrations. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2014, while may see a 5-10 per cent rise in the total applicants, had seen a 25 per cent rise in number of applicants in XAT 2013.
Rohit Kapoor, Convenor of CAT 2013 and chairperson – admissions at Indian Institute of Management, Indore explained that the registrations have dropped since this is a phase of consolidation. “There has been a drop about 14,000-15,000 in total registrations. In my view, there are some candidates on the fringes who usually write CAT for the sheer experience. It is these candidates who have not applied this year, and hence the drop,” he said. Read More
-Fujifilm Corp. and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have developed a resin sheet that generates electricity, utilizing the temperature difference between human body and the air.
- The power-generating sheet developed by Fujifilm and AIST could be used to provide additional power for portable devices.
The sheet uses the thermoelectric effect, which generates a voltages due to the temperature difference between the surface of an object and its reverse side. The sheet is 0.4mm thick and soft. In a normal environment, the temperature of the air is lower than that of the human body or the surface of clothes. That temperature difference can be used to generate a steady flow of electricity.
It can be used as an additional power source for portable devices by attaching it to a human body or clothes. Heat emitted from TVs, steam in a bathroom, curtains in sunlight or a car’s body can also be used to generate electricity. Read More
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor H R Khan today said “leadership deficit” is one of the reasons that hampers growth in the employment-friendly manufacturing sector.
“Everybody is talking of a leadership deficit…We have the right type of entrepreneurs, the right type of aptitude, but the leadership deficit is the No 1 factor,” Khan said at a Federal Bank event here.
“We are in a very difficult phase of our economic history. We are passing through tough times,” he said.
He said another factor stopping the progress of the nation is the lack of vibrance in the manufacturing sector, where the country is targeting creation of 100 million jobs by 2022, as part of the National Manufacturing Policy. Read More