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Maharashtra’s bordering beaches eat into Goa tourism pie

To add to the problem of the decreasing tourist footfalls, beaches in the Goa- Maharashtra border are giving stiff competition to tourism in the state, finds out Bhiva P Parab The once lesser known and little-isolated bordering beaches in Maharashtra like the Shiroda beach which is more popularly known as the Paradise beach, Redi beach, Vengurla beach, and Mochemaad beach …

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One-year wait for hallmarked gold jewellery

The Goa Gold Dealers Association is welcomed the mandatory gold hallmarking order that was announced recently. The order comes into effect from January 15 2021, reports Team B&C In a long awaited move that is beneficial to consumers the government is made it compulsory for all jewelers to sell only hallmarked gold.   As per the government notification only registered …

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Multiple platforms of advertising now, says Goa’s ad veteran

Ad professional, Kedar Dhume talks to Shoma Patnaik of the changes taking place in the Goan advertising industry and also of online competition for organizers of exhibitions and trade shows Seasoned player in the Goan advertising industry Kedar Dhume, says that, he considers public relations (PR) his forte which is why he took to his chosen field so easily.    …

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Gold loan market to touch Rs 4,617 billion by 2022

India’s gold loan market is expected to reach Rs 4,617 billion by 2022 at a five-year compounded annual growth rate of 13.4 per cent, a KPMG report said. The 2018-19 fiscal year saw gold loan companies aggressively expanding their branch network across the northern and eastern states in the country, according to the report.   “Moving forward, these companies are …

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Global talent crunch hits record high

Attracting and retaining skilled workers has become a challenging affair as 54 per cent of companies globally reported talent shortages, the highest in over a decade, according to a new research by ManpowerGroup.   According to the research, 54 per cent of companies reported skill shortages with businesses in 36 out of 44 countries finding it more difficult to attract …

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Fear of stagflation: no need for knee-jerk reaction

By DM Deshpande There is palpable anguish, well almost everywhere in the economy. First came the bad news that the nation’s economy is growing at the slowest pace in forty years! And worse, last week official data relating to retail inflation was released. At 7.35 per cent  it is the steepest rise not seen since July 2014.   So here …

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Welcome initiative of NSDL e-Gov and Provident Housing for Goan students

With an aim to give students from economically weak background in the state access to higher education, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) in association with Provident Housing Limited, a 100% subsidiary of real estate company Puravankara Ltd.,  initiated the Provident Housing Scholarship program under its flagship online platform, Vidyasaarathi. Under the programme about 25-30 deserving students are being awarded …

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Project SEHAT focuses on reproductive and maternal care

Procter & Gamble Health Ltd., (formerly known as Merck Ltd.) announced its partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) to implement a digital health project SEHAT in the state.  “The uniqueness of the project is the coming together of diverse partners who are pooling in their resources and expertise to make a sustainable difference to public health in …

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Students urged to focus on quality medical care

A total of 5884 students collected their medals, ranks, and degrees amid proud parents in a packed hall at the special convocation held at SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur, recently.   Chief guest of the event Dr TS Ravikumar, president, AIIMS Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh congratulated the students for having crossed the milestone.  “As we are stepping into 2020 …

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District Forum dismisses complaint against Vishal Mega Mart

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya  C Gonsalves approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Margao, complaining about Air Plaza Retail Holdings Pvt. Ltd. –III owners of the shopping mall popularly known as Vishal Mega Mart, Panaji. In his complaint Gonsalves, claimed that company indulged in unfair trade practice, breach of trust and deficiency in service in as much as they charged an …

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