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Covid-19 has adversely impacted way of working: Survey

As companies are implementing measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus infections in the country, a survey has revealed that majority of professionals believe the outbreak has adversely impacted their way of working. Around 63 per cent of respondents affirmed that the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic has influenced their way of working and about 33 per cent said they …

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EPFO may struggle to meet 8.5% interest rate commitment

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the retirement savings manager, may fail to keep its commitment to pay an 8.5 per cent return to its 60 million subscribers in 2019-20 because of the bloodbath on the stock market sparked by investor worries over the impact of the novel coronavirus.   EPFO could not redeem a large portion of its Rs …

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Strengthen healthcare and pharma sectors to cope with Coronavirus crisis, says CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is asking for strengthening the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors for combating the Coronavirus crisis. “The private sector can support the government in medical facilities, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment”, said CII. CII suggested that hospitals in larger cities, and district hospitals in smaller cities and towns, should be identified or designated as COVID hospital for testing …

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Local salt production begins in state

With the summer season set to begin traditional production of common salt has begun in the state. Salt farming activity in the state is a traditional activity and carried out for several centuries, however the buyers of common salt are decreasing which is perhaps the reason for the decline in the traditional salt business.   March is the month when …

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Hero MotoCorp moves Supreme Court seeking extension of BS 4 deadline

Two-wheeler company Hero MotoCorp has approached the Supreme Court seeking extension of the deadline for sale or registration of BS 4 vehicles by three months.   In an interlocutory application filed at the top court, the company has cited the recent developments due to the coronavirus outbreak and the effective aforce majeure’ clause for the request to extend the March …

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Bajaj Auto transitions to BS6 compliance

Bajaj Auto launched 14 BS6 complaint vehicles across its CV range. The company launched BS6  vehicles for the RE, Maxima and Maxima Cargo brands. With the launch the company now has the widest range of commercial three- wheelers in BS 6 technology. The RE brand now comes with fuel injection (FI) Technology in a 236 cc engine across three fuel …

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New 2020 Dzire launched at base price of Rs 5.89 lakh

Maruti Suzuki India launched the latest version of Dzire. The sedan’s new variant offers a bold and sophisticated front fascia with new bumper and grille design along with modern wood finish interiors. It is powered by next-gen K-series engine and offers advanced features like cruise control and auto foldable ORVMs with key sync for enhanced customer convenience.   Unveiling the …

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Coronavirus: apprehensive shoppers put auto sales in tailspin

Gudi Padva sales of cars and two-wheelers during coronavirus times looks bleak for Goa’s automobile market, reports Shoma Patnaik  Ahead of Gudi Padva festival on March 25, auto dealers in the state expect no major improvement in the depressed market sentiment. The festival is just two days away but with the overall market in a tailspin Goan auto dealers are …

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Zero contact delivery of pizzas

Social distancing is grounding everybody. Yet for those who cannot do without takeaway pizzas there is zero contact delivery service being launched by fast food companies. To allow customers to receive their pizza order without coming in contact with the delivery staff, Domino’s Pizza introduced ‘zero contact delivery’ across all its restaurants. To avail the zero contact service, customers need …

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Yazu, a new beach club unveils at Candolim

A new social beach club-cum-dining space, Yazu, launched at Marquis Beach Resort, Candolim recently. The place is the brainchild of three restaurateurs, Gurmeet Arora, Ranbir Nagpal and Atul Chopra    Targeted at the eating out crowd who love to relax at beaches, the beach club promises to serve as good food as it looks. The menu according to the three …

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