News Digest

Oct 042016

Hello Readers, I have been to all the so called top English and Public Speaking institutes of Delhi. Be it British Council, Inlingua, Bafel etc. I know that many of you want to know which is better, so here comes my candid review.

I am going to share with you the experience I had with British Council as well as with WabsTalk Public Speaking. I always wanted to become a fluent and confident English speaker So I decided to take admission in British couscil, thinking its located in the central hub of Delhi , ambience is good, library is amazing & Spacious . The day I visited British Council, I was asked to appear for a English level Test which could help them to place me in a batch as per my level and I got to know that my trainer would be a native English Speaker from Uk which made me love British council more, however after admission I didn’t get what i signed up for. After 2 months of training I didn’t see any Improvement in me, the reason being I wasn’t corrected and provided valuable feedback. It didn’t help me much in confidence building and fluency because it was more about student to student interaction rather than getting chance to speak in front of students.

But the day I joined WabsTalk Public Speaking at Rajouri Garden, it changed my life , I saw a drastic change in my speaking skills which was totally unexpected. First, I wasnt sure if i should join this institute because I wasn’t willing to waste my time and money again. But I thought of giving it a shot after talking to RockSaggoo Sir. After admission they started with Induction where my english level was checked by talking to one of the trainers. She made be feel comfortable and asked my requirements & expectations. On my first day of class I was little nervous because felt students are better than me and I am no good. So i went to Khush madam who is one of the trainers and shared my problem with her. Believe me you will never find such kind of trainers. I got the chance to speak in front of students and trainers & I was corrected the same time, not only that I was given few individual as well as extra classes by other trainers. I got to know that I have difficulty not in sentence construction and confidence but I am also lacking in delivery part and the body language. After completition of 4 months course I could see myself as more refined ,confident person and spontaneous person.

My conclusion is Don’t judge a book by its cover. Do a research first rather then taking decision in haste, because time is valuable and so does money. – Sonam from Dwarka

Oct 042016


Talk about having the golden touch!

In 2015, the world’s top 5 gold producing companies collectively mined 1,061.9 tonnes of the yellow metal, the equivalent of $44.8 billion based on today’s prices. These miners are headquartered in seven countries on four continents, with Toronto serving as home to three of them. They operate all over the world.

In the slideshow that follows, discover the top 5 gold producing companies!

China National Gold Group

Headquarters: Beijing, China
2014 Production in Tonnes: 40.2
2015 Production in Tonnes: 41.5
Year-over-Year Change: 3%

Sibanye Gold

Headquarters: Westonaria, South Africa
2014 Production in Tonnes: 49.4
2015 Production in Tonnes: 47.8
Year-over-Year Change: -3%

Agnico Eagle Mines

Headquarters: Toronto, Canada
2014 Production in Tonnes: 44.5
2015 Production in Tonnes: 52.0
Year-over-Year Change: 17%

Polyus Gold International

Headquarters: Moscow, Russia
2014 Production in Tonnes: 52.8
2015 Production in Tonnes: 54.8
Year-over-Year Change: 4%

Newmont Mining

Headquarters: Greenwood Village, Colorado
2014 Production in Tonnes: 150.7
2015 Production in Tonnes: 156.6
Year-over-Year Change: 4%

Oct 042016


The five states with the largest proportion of literate women–Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra–account for 53% (4.3 million) of all business establishments owned by women nationwide, although no more than 33% of India’s women live in these states.

With 73.4% of its women literate, Tamil Nadu–third among larger states after Kerala and Maharashtra–has India’s largest number of establishments run by women, one million.

Tamil Nadu is followed by Kerala–which has 90% female literacy, India’s highest rate–which accounts for 11% of business run by women.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

Oct 042016


Chinese handset maker Lenovo said that India has become it’s second largest market by volume globally, having achieved 100% revenue growth since last year.

Lenovo launched the Moto Z and Moto Z Play modular smartphones in India today, along with moto mods India starting from Rs 6,999.

Moto Z and Moto Z play are priced at Rs 39,999 and Rs 24,999 respectively. With these new devices Lenovo is targeting the premium segment in the country.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

Oct 042016


India accounted for the largest number of people living below international poverty line in 2013, with 30 per cent of its population under the $1.90-a- day poverty measure, the World Bank.

India is by far the country with the largest number of people living under the international USD 1.90-a-day poverty line, more than 2.5 times as many as the 86 million in Nigeria, which has the second-largest population of the poor worldwide.

India had 30 per cent of its population living below poverty line at 224 million.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

Sep 232016


Bangkok has edged out London as the world’s most visited city, according to the 2016 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index released.

The Thai capital is projected to welcome 21.47 million international visitors in 2016, just ahead of second-ranked London with a forecast of 19.88 million overnight visitors, according to an annual ranking of the listing of 132 cities by global payments and technology company MasterCard.

The index showed that Asia Pacific dominates five cities of the global top 10 and seven of the top 10 fastest growing destinations.

Contributed By Sonia Narula