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Coronavirus is more a threat than an opportunity

By DM Deshpande The Covid-19 is reported to have killed more than 3,100 people all over the world, maximum numbers of that in China which remains the epicenter of the dreaded disease. For quite some time, it looked like a distant epidemic but now it has reached our door step.   Till early February, there were only 3 reported cases. …

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Going behind the clouds

By Tensing Rodrigues Having spoken about the dark clouds on the horizon last week let me share with you the January 2020 World Economic Outlook from International Monetary Fund. The blog is titled Tentative Stabilization, Sluggish Recovery?’ The title is in the context of the gloom of the October 2019 World Economic Outlook, which described the global economy as in …

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Brainstorming session on work ethos

The National Institute of HRD & Advancement, (NIHA), Delhi, recently conducted a training program for officials from PSUs and different government departments on March 4- 7, at Whispering Palms, Candolim. The programme offered a unique opportunity to participants to hear and learn not only from the NIHA directors but also from industry leaders and government administrators.   NIHA is a …

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Vedanta reiterates commitment to safe work environment

Vedanta Goa is having a weeklong safety awareness campaign towards celebration of National Safety Week, March 4-10. The campaign aimed at generating awareness about importance and best of practices of safety was inaugurated by Vivek Marathe, Chief Inspector, Factories and Boilers, in the presence of NL Vhatte, director, Vedanta Value Added Business and staff. While appreciating Vedanta for its safety …

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Encouraging young Goan football talent

Apollo Tyres, the global tyre partner to Manchester United successfully completed  the United We Play programme in Goa. The  The selection trials were at Our Lady of Rosary Ground, Navelim and Sangolda Ground and the initiative which comprised workshops as well as the trials saw an overwhelming response from budding footballers of the state. Over 750 youngsters participating in the …

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LIC goes paperless in micro insurance policies

LIC extended its digital reach to the financially weaker sections of the society by launching an online and paperless process of completion of policies under micro insurance. The service is to promote financial inclusion of the marginalized sections of the society. This initiative rolled out in partnership with Mahindra Insurance Brokers (MIBL) who will sell life micro insurance policies with …

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More ‘vivad’ from the Vivad se Vishwas scheme 2020

By Shivanand Pandit The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, on February 1 2020, announced the “Vivad se Vishwas (VSV) scheme with an intention of decreasing litigations in direct tax. The primary objective of the scheme is to give an opportunity to taxpayers to choose a one-time settlement in return for expedient closure of their litigations and enjoy the full relinquishment of …

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High road accidents biggest failure of transport ministry, says Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has admitted that his ministry’s inability to reduce number of road accidents and deaths across the country has been one of the biggest failures in last five years.   Speaking at the Mint Idea Investment Summit and Awards in Mumbai on Thursday, Gadkari said that despite a minor dip in numbers, the …

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Homes under Rs 1 crore seeing momentum: ICRA report

Even though the overall performance of the Indian real estate segment is muted, sales of units under Rs one crore have witnessed a remarkable momentum, revealed a report by ICRA.   According to the credit ratings agency report, developers are acknowledging the trend of increase in the sales of units and are reconfiguring or designing new launches with a focus …

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BMW India launches latest variant of X1 model

BMW India launched the new updated version of second-generation X1. The new X1 variant is sure to hog the limelight with its refreshed design, attractive features and sophisticated balance between driving dynamics and comfort. Locally produced at the company’s plant in Chennai, the car is available in BS VI diesel and petrol at all BMW dealerships across India. Rudratej Singh, …

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