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Plans to electrify all petrol 2-wheelers under 150cc

The government’s think tank committee has proposed complete electrification of all 150cc and below two-wheelers by 2025. Here’s why it looks unlikely. In the past few days, the  think tank committee has submitted a drastic proposal to curb two-wheeler pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. This includes completely electrifying all new two-wheelers and three-wheelers sold in India by 2025 …

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New statistical body in the offing

The government has cleared the merger of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and Central Statistics Office (CSO) vide order dated May 23. The two bodies under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) are to be merged to create an all-encompassing National Statistical Office (NSO) that would be headed by secretary, Statistics and Programme Implementation. However, the order doesn’t …

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Global trade wars will cause major disruptions

By DM Deshpande Trade wars between two largest nations the U.S and China almost a year old now, are all set to turn bitter. Failure of talks on May 10th resulted in the US increasing the tariffs on US $200 billion worth of imports from China from 10 per cent to 25 per cent. On the remaining US $300 billion …

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SEBC and The Himalaya Drug Co pledge for a greener environment

Celebrating 26 years of International Day for Biological Diversity, the Society for Environment and Biodiversity Conservation (SEBC), a NGO committed to protecting and conserving biodiversity and The Himalaya Drug Company, organized a day-long program to emphasize environment conservation and the importance of biodiversity. Themed, Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health, the event witnessed participation from over 200 people comprising of …

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All new BMW X5 launched

The new BMW X5 with fresh modern design launched in Mumbai recently. Locally produced the X5 is available in diesel variant presently while, the petrol variant is expected to be available later during the year. Legendary sportsman Sachin Tendulkar did the unveiling. Dr Hans-Christian Baertels, president, BMW Group India said, “BMW established the sports activity vehicle (SAV) segment in India …

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Dry fish business picks up as monsoon nears

With the summer nearing to its end Goans are stocking up on dry fish for the monsoon season. Availability of fresh sea fish will slowing decline in the markets due to the anticipated rains and the  ban on fishing.  And Goans who cannot do without fish have to depend on the dry fish which they stock up for the rains. …

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Businessman rooted in good sense

With a tag line of roots of fashion, Mohammad Ahmed for sure is deeply entrenched in Goa’s retail industry.   In his 40s, Ahmed decided to start a garment store in Valpoi. Venturing into retail and becoming an entrepreneur changed his life completely. The store Roots Men’s and Kids Wear established in 2011, developed enormously in a relatively short time period. …

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Economic slowdown is here

By DM Deshpande There is little doubt now that the economic slump is staring at the Indian economy. In fact, there were clear signs of where the economy was heading since the last quarter of 2018-19. Industrial growth, consumption and investment were all howing signs of weaknesses during this period. This comes after the overall GDP numbers for December quarter …

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Tailoring an investment

By Tensing Rodrigues Tailoring an investment is like tailoring a suit. It has to fit well the person whom it is meant for. Yes, nowadays readymade suits are available so are investments. But you will agree, a stitched to order suit is preferable to a readymade suit so also the investment. As we say in Konkani a readymade suit may …

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JSW group enters paints business with JSW Paints

Diversified business conglomerate, JSW Group recently entered the paints business with JSW Paints. This is part of the group’s diversification into consumer facing businesses and a first time entry into the organized paints sector. With the launch of its paints division, the group aims to make a comprehensive offering for consumer homes through steel, cement, furniture and now paints. JSW …

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