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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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Victor Hospital installs new CT Scan machine

Victor Hospital, Margao, added to its healthcare services with a new 32 Slice CT Scan machine for diagnosing complex cases. The machine is equipped with artificial intelligence and assists every step of the scanning work starting from planning, scanning and post processing. The 70 cm wide gantry is good for large patients as it reduces claustrophobia. The machine also reduces …

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Revival of real estate sector must for GDP growth: CREDAI

Team B&C | NT Ahead of the Union Budget 2020-21, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) is called for direct measures for revival of the real estate industry. “The measures taken to stimulate the sector should be a part of the measures to boost GDP growth,” said Satish Magar, the national president of CREDAI. The trade …

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Homebuyers prefer flats over villas, says report

The slowdown in the Indian economy has impacted the real estate industry and forced developers to move away from large villas in favour of apartments. A report released by by Anarock, a private real estate consultancy, said that out of 5.45 lakh units launched in 2014, nearly five were villas. Comparatively in 2019, the share dropped to two per cent …

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Hyundai Aura launched

Hyundai Motor India is started off 2020 briskly with the launch of its most anticipated product, Aura. The compact sedan is targeted at young aspirational customers. It aims at redefining the segment with best-in-class features, power-train options and premium cabin design. The car was launched in the state on January 22 in both the dealerships, Goa Hyundai, Verna and Alcon …

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Tata Tiago and Tigor score 4 stars in global crash tests

Tata Motors launched the BS 6 version of both Tiago and Tigor recently in Mumbai. While the new Tiago will cost Rs 4.6 lakh, the updated Tigor is priced at Rs 5.75 lakh. After two other models, the Altroz and Nexon passed the global NCAP crash test with 5-star ratings, the Tigor and Tiago too have cleared the global safety test. …

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Pack your bags, but take it slow

Indians are opening up to the idea of taking travel slow, swapping packed itineraries for relaxed, immersive trips Paramita Ghosh In the 1980s, a young Italian, Carlo Petrini, lover of all things local, organiser of a folk festival, food critic of a few Communist newspapers, decided to defend the food of the Italian mamas served in neighbourhood cafés against mass-produced …

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A look back at Mickey Mouse, as the comic strip turns 90

The Disney icon went from animation to comics, black-and-white to colour, logo to merchandise to theme park mascot, until it quietly faded away Aishwarya Iyer A mouse, dressed like the aviator Charles Lindbergh, is building a plane, and dreaming of being a great pilot. He takes his girlfriend with him on his first flight. But then comes obstacle after obstacle …

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Who are the sons and daughters of the soil?

Karan Thapar I am astounded by the government’s recent arguments in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Not only is its logic factually flawed, but it’s also deeply disturbing. Now, governments the world over distort facts, and the outcome can be disillusioning. But in this case, it has possibly gone further. It is, arguably, self-contradictory. Let’s start with the …

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