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Doubling of farmers’ income not an easy task, says ICAR-Goa ex-director

NP Singh the former director of ICAR- CCARI, Goa, had interesting observations to make on the government’s ambitious plan of doubling farmers income by 2022, reports Shoma Patnaik “Doubling of farmers income by 2022 is easy to say but likely to be difficult to achieve,” according to NP Singh, the former Goa director of ICAR- Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute …

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Merger of PSU banks: Benefits and potential pitfalls

By Kumar Prashant On August 30, 2019, the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced a merger of the country’s top public sector banks. Post consolidation, there will be 12 PSBs left over from the erstwhile 27. The mergers are of Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank. Further Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank will be merged, Union Bank, …

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India surpasses US in smartphone market

Indian smartphone market surpassed the US for the first time on an annual level with shipment of 158 million units in 2019, according to Counterpoint Research. With this India has become the second largest smartphone market globally, Counterpoint said in a statement. Smartphone shipment grew seven per cent in 2019 over the previous year, it added. ‘This is due to …

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Rice exports fall sharply as exporters worry over delayed payments

Reluctance among traders to ship premium basmati rice to Iran as US sanctions hobble its ability to pay has contributed to a sharp drop in overall exports for India, the world’s biggest supplier of the grain.   According to trade sources, rice shipments slipped by more than a quarter to 5.5 million tonnes between April and November 2019, the first …

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Reviving the economy should be principal objective of Union Budget

By DM Deshpande We have, in India, got used to the tag of ‘fastest growing economy’ in the world. Our ruling class has taken pride, justifiably in this. But that was in the past. Things have changed for worse for the economy in recent times. And therefore, it is time to sit up and take notice. Just a year ago …

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BOI new MD takes charge in Goa

Newly appointed managing director and chief executive officer of Bank of India, Atanu Kumar Das, visited the state soon after his appointment. Das took charge on January 20, at the bank zonal office, Patto Complex, as he was in the state for participating in Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour. Post meeting he travelled to Ponda to see first- hand the …

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National Commission revises judgment against postal department

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya  The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission partly allowed a revision petition for deficiency in service by the Postal Department in not providing the customer information about parcel delivery status despite repeated requests. The revision petition was filed by the Foreign Postal Department and two others against a judgement in favour of consumer Ashok Aggarwal by the …

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Workshop for revival of primary agriculture cooperative societies

In a bid to revive Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) in the state, the Goa State Cooperative Bank (GSCB) organised a workshop-cum-meeting of PACS (Vividh Karyakari Seva Sahakari Saunstha) recently. The workshop on January 18, aimed at restarting non-functional PACS and creating awareness of the existence of Cooperative Development Fund (CDF) with NABARD for strengthening the sector. PACS are eligible …

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Customised financial services apps for institutions

HDFC Bank  launched myApps, for urban local bodies including Smartcities and municipalities, housing societies, clubs or gymkhanas and even religious institutions to completely digitise their ecosystem. Through the customised app the bank aims to provide value-added service in addition to its complete suite of banking products to users. .  The app will have the organisation’s own branding and content. Users …

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Private partner for the STEMI-Goa project

The Directorate of Health Services on Friday signed an MOU with Healthway Hospital, Old Goa to partner under the STEMI-Goa project. The partnership is for a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) hub for 24×7 angiography and angioplasty services. The STEMI-Goa project is by the health department and Goa Medical College to reduce increasing mortality from heart attacks. After diagnosis using Tele-ECG …

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