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Goa’s own: INNOVATOR PAR EXCELLENCE

While overseas Indians are breaking the glass ceiling of international companies, Taleigao born Sachin Lawande, is one of the few Goans to make a mark in the global corporate world.  Lawande’s achievements in making electronics and software an important component of the automobile industry are immense. He is presently the president and chief executive officer of Visteon Corporation, Michigan, a …

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HDFC Bank launches e-Kisaan Dhan app

HDFC Bank launched e-Kisaan Dhan app for farmers across states to access a bouquet of agricultural and banking services on their mobile. The app is aimed at being a repository of knowledge and information for individuals engaged in agricultural activities. It  provides value-added services like mandi prices, latest farming news, weather forecast, information on seed varieties, SMS advisory, e-pashuhaat, Kisan …

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Hilton launches limited time offer to pull tourists

With domestic tourism being permitted in several states, including Goa, DoubleTree by Hilton, Panaji, is having a limited time Dream Away offer for travelers across all Hilton hotels in India. The Dream Away deal has several benefits for guests looking to reconnect with friends and family or travelling for business. To avail the offer, travellers need to book their room(s) by July …

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Flycatcher Technologies receives acclaim in waste management

Flycatcher Technologies, a waste management company with local office in the state  has been ranked among the world’s five top waste management start-ups by StartUs Insights, a start-up scouting outfit.  Based in Gujarat, Flycatcher Technologies has projects in Goa and Maharashtra. The company provides end-to-end solutions related to waste management, through bio-digesters that feed off wet-waste to generate both bio-gas …

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Union Bank opens regional office after amalgamation

Union Bank of India opened its regional office in the state post  the amalgamation of Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank with the bank. The regional office was opened by Prasant Kumar Sahoo, regional head. It will oversee the functioning of over 75 branches and 80 ATMs in the state. Following the recent amalgamation on April 1 2020, Union Bank’s footprint …

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HCCB contributes to fighting COVID-19

Responding to the humanitarian crisis of COVID-19, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), carried out relief efforts for more than two lakh people affected by the pandemic. The company in partnership with the government agencies and NGOs distributed beverages among the health workers, police officials and daily wage earners. The company delivered more than one lakh bottles of beverages including water, juice …

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Immunity boosters against coronavirus

Even as the search for a vaccine for coronavirus is on, two immunity boosters against the deadly infection were launched in the state by Shripad Naik, Minister of Ayush. The products, Ayush Kwath and Giloi tea are manufactured by Vibha Natural Products, a company founded by Goan  Bhasker Assoldekar. Pointing out that the immunity booster products are a protective measure, …

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Goa’s startup scene looking brighter

Shoma Patnaik | NT Giving a boost to the government’s efforts to improve the startup ecosystem, Venture Catalysts, a top seed and angel investor is soon setting up a Goa chapter.  The venture capital funding company is keen on finding India’s next promising startup from Goa. Venture Catalyst is India’s leading integrated incubator company. In 2019, it was ranked as …

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Insurance or no insurance for COVID-19?

By Tensing Rodrigues Should you cover yourself against COVID-19 or not ? Does it sound like, should you take a vaccine for COVID-19 or not? There could be some difference. Even if you take a COVID-19 Insurance Plan, you may still get the infection. The insurance cover will only foot your medical bills in case you are infected. But the …

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Lockdowns easy but exit not so

By DM Deshpande In lock down 2.0 India is facing stiff challenges. Among the bigger nations, Indian case is perhaps unique. It decided to lock down very early when the number of positive cases was less than six hundred. And later when the unwinding began, it had positive cases increasing and breaking record almost every single day. At the time of …

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