World Test Championship hasn’t achieved what it intended to: ICC chairman

World Test Championship hasn’t achieved what it intended to: ICC chairman


The International Cricket Council’s newly-elected chairman Greg Barclay on Monday conceded that the ambitious World Test Championship hasn’t quite achieved what it intended to and the disruption caused by COVID-19 has only highlighted its “shortcomings”.


The World Test Championship schedule has been thrown haywire by the andemic and the has come up with a percentage allocation of points as all the scheduled series before the 2021 final at the Lord’s cannot be completed in a short span of time.


Has the Test Championship given the format a fillip that it was meant to?

“In short, I don’t think so. The COVID has probably highlighted its shortcomings of the championship,” Barclay, who took charge earlier this month, said during a virtual media conference for wire services.


The New Zealander feels that a lot of problems with the current cricketing calendar is due

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While US, Europe rebound, India yet to find firm ground as economy shrinks

While US, Europe rebound, India yet to find firm ground as economy shrinks


China has come roaring back from the devastation of Covid-19, and the United States, Europe and Japan are finding their feet. But the hundreds of millions of laborers and shopkeepers who keep India’s economy running still can’t find relief.


India’s economy shrank 7.5 percent in the three months that ended in September compared with a year earlier, government figures showed on Friday. The data reflects the deepening of India’s severest recession since at least 1996, when the country first began publishing its gross domestic product numbers.



The new figures firmly ensconced India’s position among the world’s worst-performing major economies, despite expansive government spending designed to rescue the thousands of small businesses severely battered by its long, hastily imposed lockdown.


Nikhil Das, a 62-year-old manufacturer of silk ties and scarves in New Delhi, says his business is teetering on the

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How Fast is 5G? (INFOGRAPHIC)

How Fast is 5G? (INFOGRAPHIC)

From new laws to make the 5G network safer, to conspiracy theories suggesting 5G towers spread COVId-19, 5G is no stranger to making the tech headlines. The fifth generation of wireless technology follows previous generations of mobile tech. 3D paved the way for the launch of smartphones, while 4G allowed for faster browsing.

5G is proving faster than ever, but just how much faster? And how will it impact small businesses?

To show exactly how fast the fifth generation of mobile tech is, Reviews.org, providers of brand reviews on products on connected home products and services, compiled an infographic.



How Fast is 5G?

The ‘Exactly How Fast is 5G?’ infographic illustrates the speed differences between 4G and 5G.

Perth to London Flight Duration?

According to the infographic, the speed difference between 4G and 5G isn’t merely a few megabytes. On the contrary, the infographic likens 4G to a

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Van Heusen to increase number of innerwear outlets to 400 in 2-3 years

Van Heusen to increase number of innerwear outlets to 400 in 2-3 years


Van Heusen, an apparel brand from the stable of Rs 8,788-crore Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL), is planning to expand the Innerwear EBO (Exclusive Brand Outlet) network to around 400 stores over the next 2-3 years from the current 45.


Puneet Kumar Malik, CEO, Innerwear and Athleisure, said that the innerwear and athleisure business segment was one of the few businesses running ahead of last year’s levels and had grown in the second quarter.



Growing salience and increasing consumer acceptance was resulting in rising market share also, he said.


On the company’s expansion plans, Malik said that it was looking to increase Innerwear EBO network by adding 100 stores in the next 9-10 months across tier-1 and 2 cities and was looking at 400 stores over the next 2-3 years.

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From small businesses to farmers, here’s how middle India is driving demand

From small businesses to farmers, here’s how middle India is driving demand


Manish Mehra, owner of Washex Hospitality, an industrial laundry service, recently flew from Delhi to Jodhpur, a city in north-western India, to win a contract to service a large, government-run hospital – a move essential to kickstarting his business.


“For a new relationship it is essential to know each other before you can establish the trust and confidence to work online and that need is higher in case of government departments,” said Mehra, who had to stay for a week in a Jodhpur hotel.



Increased demand for air travel and hotel stays by small business owners like Mehra, accompanied by a rise in rural incomes and spending after two good monsoons, is helping the pandemic-hit slowly recover.


Government data released on Friday showed the economy shrank 7.5% in the July-September quarter, performing better than analysts’ expectation of

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Learn Social Media Best Practices at Upcoming Summit

Learn Social Media Best Practices at Upcoming Summit

The pandemic has shown having a digital presence is no longer a luxury for businesses, it is a must. And this means understanding the ecosystem and learning how to make your business thrive in it. One of the things you must learn is social media.

The Social Media Strategies Summit for Small Businesses looks to teach small businesses these valuable skills. The virtual conference will teach businesses best practices in social media marketing to drive revenue and turn followers into customers.

The two-day event will show you how to:

  • Invest in social media marketing,
  • Leverage social media from proven frameworks and replicable templates,
  • Learn to build a social media strategy,
  • Find out the best way to find and target your niche audience online, and much more.

This is going to be a virtual conference held on December 8, 2020. You can attend from anywhere and if you miss anything, you

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