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Full stop on fossil fuels: Ireland plans ban of sale of petrol, diesel cars

Even though it is widely recognised  and backed by countless studies that consumption of fossil fuels in the personal mobility sector around the world has taken a massive toll on our planet, many argue that not much is being done to understand the peril and take precautionary measures.    And while electric cars are fast becoming popular courtesy many car makers …

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What is needed for a startup enterprise to be successful?

Sustainability of startups is a key issue in India, with 90 per cent failing within the first five years itself, says Bhasker  Assoldekar A recent report by IBM Institute for Business Value and Oxford Economics found that 90 percent Indian startups fail within the first five years with almost 70 per cent of new businesses failing during the first two years.    The report …

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Tax collection tightened for Jan-March 2020

The government is tightening tax collection measures for the last three months of financial year 2019-20. Revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey held a meeting with senior tax officials and asked them to put forward special efforts to check evasion and meet the target set for the current fiscal year.   The finance ministry last month had put its GST tax …

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Will 2020 be a better year?

By DM Deshpande Year 2019 has clearly been a forgettable year, not just for us in India, in the entire world, too. It would be better remembered as a year of destruction, damage and destitution in several parts of the globe. Asked to describe the current impasse, it took the 16 year old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg, to sum it …

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Tupperware opens first store in Goa

US brand Tupperware is on evolving mode. The company in India is changing its marketing strategy to suit changing social dynamics and consumer buying patterns. The new strategy includes opening multiple channels of sale. From a direct-selling brand previously Tupperware stores are now coming up in various cities of India. The brand is also a part of the e-tail market …

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Goan industry enlightened on changes in labour laws

With labour laws set to change the industrial relations and human resource committee (IR & HR) of GCCI organized a full day interactive seminar on The Wage Code- 2019, The Industrial Relations Code 2019 and The Occupational Safety, Health, & Working  Conditions Code 2019. The seminar aimed at understanding the applicability, changes and key implications in labour laws.  Govindraj NS, …

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LIC contributes Rs 2610.7 cr dividend income for 2018-19

MR Kumar, chairman, LIC of India, presented a dividend cheque of Rs 2610.74 crore to Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister as the government of India’s share of the surplus arising out of LIC’s actuarial valuation as at March 31 2019. During the fiscal 2018-19, LIC generated a total valuation surplus of Rs 53214.4 crore, registering a growth of around 9.9 …

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Goa International Airport’s lighting during year-end draws applause

If Goa International Airport, Dabolim, looked grand festooned with lights during the year-end season of festivities, it is all the work of Conquer Events, a local event management company.    The company founded by Upendra Pai Rakar crossed a milestone in its operations with the bagging of the order for illumination of the airport. It was the first opportunity received by …

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Betting big on diamonds

To encourage the purchase of Forevermark solitaire diamond jewellery, PNG Jewellers is extending the No Making charges and No Gold charges, marketing campaign for the Forevermark solitaire range.   The alluring offer is at all showrooms of the jeweller such as Goa, Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar and Nagpur except for franchisee owned stores. It is on purchase of solitaire diamond …

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GoAir flies high in digital marketing

GoAir won global acclaim for its digital marketing initiatives at the recently concluded ‘SEAC Customer Engagement Forum & Awards 2019’ amidst stiff competition from 264 entries from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India. The best campaigns, creatives, activities, and marketing initiatives were evaluated by APAC Customer Engagement Pte. Ltd.(Singapore) and Asian Customer Engagement Forum (ACEF), which formed the …

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