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Audi on digitalization drive

Team B&C | NT      Audi India rolled out digital sales and after-sales offerings recently. The company launched Augmented Reality, a 360° product visualizer and online bookings on its website to bring the buying experience straight to a prospective customer’s fingertips.  On the digital push, Balbir Singh Dhillon, head, Audi India, said, “Digital customer-centric initiatives are a key focus area for Audi …

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Ducati open to bringing its e-bikes to India

Ducati is open to bringing its international range of e-bikes to India ‘when market is mature.’ The world has changed as we know it and people are now opting out of shared mobility for obvious reasons. As a result, huge growth in the sales of bicycles and e-bikes is currently being witnessed. The new trend has forced authorities to invest …

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Vodafone Idea introduces voice-based recharge

Team B&C | NT In a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Vodafone Idea launched voice based contactless recharge at its retail outlets. The contactless initiative is expected to maintain social distancing between the customer and the retailer. It is made possible through the service provider’s smart connect retailer app which allows retailers to recharge without having to hand …

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Pandemic turns soft drink market tepid in Goa

Usually, the summer season in Goa sees rise in the demand for soft drinks. However this year’s summer is different due to the pandemic and there is hardly any sale of soft drinks, reports Bhiva P Parab Despite the summer season at its peak in Goa, the soft drinks and bottled mineral water sales has not got any uplift this …

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COVID-19 crisis: Reviving Goa’s economy

The government in its own wisdom devises various schemes and policies to benefit citizens and bring about the overall development of the state. Sometimes a committee is constituted to advice on the way forward. Economic advisers have their own methods of reaching out to the various sectors of the society and understand the shortcomings to bring about wholesome improvement of the …

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Goan auto maker geared for COVID-19 fight

With the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the measures taken by government to spread the spread of the infection every organisation like banks, companies, hospitals, etc, are deploying hand sanitizers as a precautionary measure. However sanitisers if not hygenically used can be a risk as the bottle is constantly touched by many hands leading to the danger of the …

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Lockdown 3.0 does not serve the purpose of economic revival

By DM Deshpande The previous two lock downs that were undertaken in India were already the longest and toughest in the world. Now comes the third lock down for two more weeks albeit with some relaxations. Clearly, there is a shift in public discourse and policy thrust from saving lives to livelihoods. The threat and risk to life has receded …

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Wrong judgment or genuine liquidity crunch

By Shivanand Pandit Nobody spotted it coming. April 23 was a sleepless night for many mutual fund investors after Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund suddenly closed its six debt funds. Templeton is India’s ninth largest mutual fund with average assets under management of Rs 1.16 trillion. Because of its robust past record nobody expected that the fund house would wind up …

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Wooing home buyers in lockdown times

Goan realty developer, Bennet & Bernard is enhancing design initiatives across upcoming projects to woo home buyers in COVID-19 times.  The company has introduced hydroponic farms in all its new projects towards emphasizing on sustainability. Hydroponic gardening is fast becoming a popular choice for many farmers due to its more sustainable approach to resource usage than the usual growing methods. …

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Max Financial Services and Axis Bank become 70:30 owners of Max Life

Private sector life insurer Max Life is now a 70:30 joint venture between Max Financial Services (MFS) and Axis Bank. The arrangement is expected to significantly improve Max Life’s competitive position vis a vis competitors including the other large bank owned private life insurers.   The joint venture deal was approved by the boards of Axis Bank, MFS and Max …

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