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Victor Hospital installs new CT Scan machine

Victor Hospital, Margao, added to its healthcare services with a new 32 Slice CT Scan machine for diagnosing complex cases. The machine is equipped with artificial intelligence and assists every step of the scanning work starting from planning, scanning and post processing. The 70 cm wide gantry is good for large patients as it reduces claustrophobia. The machine also reduces …

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Revival of real estate sector must for GDP growth: CREDAI

Team B&C | NT Ahead of the Union Budget 2020-21, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) is called for direct measures for revival of the real estate industry. “The measures taken to stimulate the sector should be a part of the measures to boost GDP growth,” said Satish Magar, the national president of CREDAI. The trade …

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Homebuyers prefer flats over villas, says report

The slowdown in the Indian economy has impacted the real estate industry and forced developers to move away from large villas in favour of apartments. A report released by by Anarock, a private real estate consultancy, said that out of 5.45 lakh units launched in 2014, nearly five were villas. Comparatively in 2019, the share dropped to two per cent …

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Hyundai Aura launched

Hyundai Motor India is started off 2020 briskly with the launch of its most anticipated product, Aura. The compact sedan is targeted at young aspirational customers. It aims at redefining the segment with best-in-class features, power-train options and premium cabin design. The car was launched in the state on January 22 in both the dealerships, Goa Hyundai, Verna and Alcon …

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Tata Tiago and Tigor score 4 stars in global crash tests

Tata Motors launched the BS 6 version of both Tiago and Tigor recently in Mumbai. While the new Tiago will cost Rs 4.6 lakh, the updated Tigor is priced at Rs 5.75 lakh. After two other models, the Altroz and Nexon passed the global NCAP crash test with 5-star ratings, the Tigor and Tiago too have cleared the global safety test. …

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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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