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Bird-based tourism: Solution to state’s tourism problems

Blessed with silvery beaches in the west and titanic Western Ghats on the east, Goa is a land of endless beauty. The state scenic locales are good for nature lovers.  Thanks to lush vegetation it continues to harbor several lesser known species of flora and fauna. Due to the varied habitat, ranging from the beaches, river banks, wetlands, plateaus, to …

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The switch to cleanest petrol, diesel from April 1

India will join the select league of nations using petrol and diesel containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur as it looks to cut vehicular emissions that are said to be one of the reasons for the choking pollution in major cities.   The country will switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1 as it …

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Privatisation is the need of the hour

By Bhasker Assoldekar Privatization is the transfer or sale of government-owned assets or institutions to the private sector. Generally speaking privatization is a way of altering the relationship between the state and the private sector to enhance the role of the private sector in the functioning of the national economy as a whole. Accordingly, privatization broadly means any process that …

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Lucky Kaul and Shiv Kumar win Goa edition of Tata Crucible Quiz

Lucky Kaul and Shiv Kumar from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Goa emerged victorious at the Goa edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2020. A total of 108 teams battled it out in the city level finale for the top honors, held at BITS, Goa campus. Winners Kaul and Kumar took home a cash prize of Rs. 75,000 and will compete in the zonal round to qualify for the …

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Issues regarding fraud and securitization cannot be decided by Forums

By Adv Jatin Ramaiya The North Goa District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum dismissed complaints filed by  Bhavi and his wife at admission stage without issuing any notice to the other side. The Bhavi’s in their complaint stated that they received notice from Karur Vaisya Bank and from the notice realized that one of their family friends had without their knowledge …

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VMSIIHE renews MOU with Turismo de Portugal

Raia based V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), extended its MOU with Turismo de Portugal during the state visit of the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The MOU was signed by Prof. Irfan Mirza, Director, VMSIIHE and Louis Araujo, Head, Turismo de Portugal (TBC), in the presence of the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de …

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Magsons Win A life contest concludes with flourish

Retail chain, Magsons concluded season 1 of the Win A  Life- 2020 contest recently. The event is one of most ambitious promotion campaign of Magsons for  customers. The Grand Awards Nite function was at Mercado Mall, Salcete, wherein 20 winners, out of the nearly 25000 customers who participated, took home exciting prizes. The winner won a year-long bonanza of free …

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New Aprilia SXR 160 unveiled at Auto Expo 2020

Piaggio India unveiled Aprilia SXR 160 designed for the discerning consumer. The design of the scooter is in crossmax category and embodies Aprilia’s “Designed for Racers, Built for Riders” philosophy. It will be manufactured at Piaggio’s Baramati factory and is slated for commercial launch in third quarter 2020.  Piaggio also showcased the European version of the Vespa Elettrica which is …

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Co-work-cations: Building work into your travel itinerary

New start-ups are offering to help plan vacations with built-in time at co-working spaces and networking events, for the gig-economy freelancer on the go Aishwarya Iyer The gig economy means that you can work from anywhere, and travel all year round. But it’s not easy. So a crop of start-ups are helping freelancers build work time into their travel, with …

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Life behind the firewall

Death threats, confused relatives, and an increasingly difficult fight to stay anonymous – it’s not easy being in the shoes of the white hats that work with companies and governments to help keep digital data safe Dipanjan Sinha From having friends ask if they can hack into an ex’s account, to trending on Twitter for their work when they really …

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