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BMW India clocks in 2,482 deliveries during Jan-Mar 2020

BMW Group India delivered 2,482 vehicles of BMW and Mini’s in the first quarter of calendar year January – March 2020). The company sold 2,365 BMWs and 117 Mini’s during the three month period. The Motorrad continued its unabated growth in the premium motorcycle segment with 1,024 motorcycles delivered to customers.   The company said that, significant contribution of over …

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Finolex Industries bolsters dealers and staff morale during COVID-19 crisis

Known for philanthropic activities, Finolex Industries Ltd (FIL) displayed exemplary consideration to employees, dealers and associates during the ongoing lockdown. In a reassuring gesture the company increased the turnover discount scheme (TOD) across its dealer network which is in addition to the TOD that the company pays to incentivise its dealer network. The welfare initiative was after week-long deliberations held by …

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Manipal Hospitals saves patient’s limb amidst lockdown

In the middle of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Manipal Hospitals, Dona Paula, successfully carried out a critical operation and saved the limb of a 31-year-old man suffering from a neurovascular trauma.   The hospital team team consisting of Dr Deepchand Bhandare and Dr Rakesh Deshmane operated on the lacerating wound on the front of the elbow of the patient and …

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Goa’s gold market loses shine

With COVID-19 taking the glitter off from gold purchases the next couple of months look tough for local gold jewellers, finds out Shoma Patnaik Coronavirus is taken the edge off Goan traditional love for gold. Pandemic woes and hardships caused by lockdown have put off residents from shopping and all types of costly purchases.  Gold showrooms reopened in the state …

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Indian tourism industry in shock, disbelief: FAITH

Apex sectoral body Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) on Sunday said the Indian tourism industry is deeply taken aback as none of its concerns have been addressed by the government in its economic stimulus package.   “Indian tourism industry has gone into a state of disbelief and shock. It was looking forward to deep set of …

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When it all began

By Tensing Rodrigues When it all began, I remember having read something like this, ‘I cannot say what harm may come out of this epidemic of COVID-19 or when we will get out of it but I am certain about one thing the world after it will not be what it was before it.’   I have lost track of …

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Migrant workers – do they exist in our popular psyche?

By DM Deshpande ‘Some there are who live in darkness, While others live in light, We see those live in daylight, Those in darkness out of sight.’ This was written by German poet Brecht about a hundred years ago. How true it sounds in today’s India. Does it not sum up the present plight of migrant workers in India? The …

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Cipla safeguards Goa facility in pandemic times

With industry in the state encouraged to continue functioning towards revival of the local economy, pharmaceutical manufacturer Cipla Ltd., said that several initiatives have been taken at the Goa plants to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its employees, vendors, and contract staff. The company also said that, while keeping employees safe during the ongoing pandemic it has not forgotten …

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Renault readies to come out of lockdown

Team B&C | NT  Renault India introduced several safety and hygiene measures at select dealerships and service centres as it prepared to welcome back customers. The company said that, it has opened more than 194 showrooms and workshops with new safety protocols. The remaining dealerships will open in a phased manner based on permissions from the local authorities. Renault dealerships …

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Online tracking of coronavirus using geo-spatial technology

Team B&C | NT Goan IT company, Transerve Technologies, launched Transerve Online Stack (TOS) an online tracking, monitoring and analyzing programme to inform businesses of coronavirus presence in their area. With coronavirus spreading at a rapid pace, the need of the hour is to be aware of the presence of infections across geographies while alerting the uninfected about the proximity …

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