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World Cancer Day observed

Team B&C | NT Manipal Hospitals, Dona Paula, joined hands with NGO Muskaan to spread awareness on cancer on World Cancer Day.    Dr Shekhar Salkar, head of the departmemt, Oncology and Dr Gunjan Baijal, consultant radiation oncologist spoke on the importance of staying happy and positive through chemotherapy. Motivating patients to go through the illness with the right mind …

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JSW Steel takes on Rishabh Pant as brand ambassador

Team B&C |  NT   Steel producer, JSW Steel, the flagship company of the US $ 14 billion JSW Group, signed cricketer Rishabh Pant as its brand ambassador recently. Pant is the brand ambassador of the company for a three year period.     JSW Steel is planning an integrated marketing campaign for JSW Colouron+ & JSW Neosteel featuring the cricketer. …

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Supporting businesses headed by women

Team B&C | NT Making its presence felt in Goa’s startup ecosystem, MeWo the newly established co-working facility promoted by the Dempo Group and BIZ Nest organized an impact event to support women led businesses. The co-working facility also hosted a special boot camp for new units in collaboration with Department of Information & Technology and the Goa Start up …

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Is India moving towards spending economy?

By Rajendra Narvekar Finance minister, Nirmala Sitaraman presented a budget amidst expectations of measures to revive the economy.  It is said that if you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing none. Exactly similar is the case with the Union Budget 2020-21 which was presented on February 1.   There are various indicators which point out to the fact …

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Tax compliance made easier, calculating liability not so easy

By DM Deshpande Changes proposed in direct taxes have evoked mixed response from stakeholders. The salaried and the middle class did expect that the government would cut taxes so that more money is put in the hands of people. This would spur consumption demand and help revival of economy that has seen record lows due to prolonged slow down. Since …

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Tax option will help 69% individual filers save money: Centre

At least two-thirds of people who pay taxes will be able to save money if they move to the new income tax scheme, a top government official has said, citing an analysis of filings in 2018-19 that showed only a small proportion of assessees as having fully utilised the exemption options that brought down their tax liability.   The new …

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Nachani production on decline in state

Finger millet or ragi also commonly known as nachani is one of the healthiest grain available for consumption. Demand for ragi is steadily increasing as the grain is the latest fad among dieticians and fitness buffs for its ‘super cereal’ qualities. Once known as a humble grain and largely eaten by the working class, ragi demand is picked up significantly …

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Fish catch in state fell 40% in 2019: Economic Survey

Team B&C | NT Year 2019 was the worst ever for the fishing industry in the state with annual fish catch plunging nearly 40 per cent to 75,748 tons from 121,115 tons in the previous year, according to the Economic Survey 2019-20.   The Survey disclosed that, annual catch of through open-sea fishing (marine) as well as inland rivers decreased …

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Budget boost to MSMEs and startups

MSMEs and startups have several proposals to cheer about in Budget 2020, reports Team B&C The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in her second Budget speech said that, a scheme to provide subordinate debt to MSME entrepreneurs will soon be introduced. The government has also asked the Reserve Bank to extend the debt restructuring window for micro, small and medium enterprises …

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Significant decline in bank credit in December 2019

Reflecting the slowdown in the economy, bank credit growth declined sharply in December 2019, finds out Shoma Patnaik A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) study on bank credit reveals no revival in the demand for funds from user sectors. On the contrary there is sharp deceleration in the pace of bank credit during the last month of the previous year.  …

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