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Hung Parliament looks likely in UK elections

UK elections is going to a straight fight between Conservative Party and Labour Party but vote share and seat tally have swung wildly since Theresa May’s appointment as prime minister

The fault in IPL match schedules

Indian Premier League (IPL), for some inexplicable reason, hardly follows a balanced schedule, as some teams finish their quota of matches way before others

IPL 2017: More matches are being won by teams batting second

Since last year’s IPL, scoring rate during the powerplay overs and slog overs has significantly gone up—favouring the teams batting second than teams battling first

Why exit polls got UP election results wrong

While Narendra Modi’s role in the Uttar Pradesh victory is undeniable, the election results also show that BJP’s performance in 2014 was no blip

Why the IPL 2017 auction was a conservative affair

The eight teams together spent less than two-thirds of their total available budget in the IPL auction, with five of the eight teams buying fewer players than required

IPL auction: Indian players are more conservative in setting reserve prices

Indian players have been far more conservative in setting their reserve prices, indicating a greater desperation to play the IPL

UP elections: Why it is a tall order for BJP, BSP to beat the Congress-SP alliance

Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance has converted Uttar Pradesh elections into a three-cornered contest, increasing the threshold required to win a majority

What denominations of bank notes do we need?

With the new Rs500 note not yet in wide circulation, people have found it difficult to get change for Rs2,000

How India coped with demonetisation

Number of debit card transactions spiked and ATM withdrawals plunged; credit card usage, online banking unexpectedly showed a negative trend

CAT results: IIMs may have messed up percentile maths

Given that IIMs award percentiles up to two decimal places, 20 out of 195,000 students getting ’100 percentile’ in the CAT results is a mathematical oddity
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