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BNI webinar highlights future of education

Although online teaching is expected to become the trend in the future, educationists in the state believe that the teacher and student format is very much required.   According to educationists students from economically weaker sections are not prepared for the technological changes taking place in teaching. Hence it is necessary to prioritize and strengthen school and community infrastructure. Feeling of …

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Kineco celebrates 25th anniversary

Pilerne based Kineco Ltd., crossed the 25-year milestone during the week. Founded on May 25 1995, as a small unit by Shekhar Sardessai, a first generation entrepreneur, Kineco is now a recognised name in the defence, aerospace and railway sectors. The 25th anniversary was celebrated by raising a virtual toast with employees and partners. Celebrations were conducted across all the …

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In urgent need of rejuvenation

Once the most flourishing of businesses in the state, the Goan spa industry today is in dire straits with establishment owners feeling the squeeze of the ongoing lockdown, reports Shoma Patnaik With nobody talking of the re-opening of spas during the frequent easing of lockdowns these are bad days for the once booming spa industry.  Spas and salons along with …

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Consumption behaviour in Goa changed during lockdown

By Pradeep B Salgaonkar and Seema P Salgaonkar The world is hit terribly by COVID-19 and people globally are fighting the virus since early 2020. The lockdowns while slowing down the spread of the infection also slowed down the economic activity drastically. It forced people to change their lifestyle, behaviour and consumption patterns in different ways. In normal circumstances consumers …

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Price caps in air travel uncalled for

By DM Deshpande The decision to open up skies for domestic air travel must be welcomed. It is a sign that the long drawn lockdowns have now started yielding to the imperative need of opening up the economy. Over two months, civil aviation has been one of the hardest hit sectors along with others such as malls, metros, spa and …

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Vedanta Delisting: An opportunistic attempt

By Shivanand Pandit  Although delisting seems like converse thing to do considering the trouble of becoming a stock market listed company, voluntary delisting is not unusual.   Earlier numerous companies like Denso India, Chemplast Sanmar, Alfa Laval India, Nirma Ltd, Patni Computers, Binani Cements, Atlas Copco, Syngenta India, Wartsila India, Wimco, E-Serve International have resorted to delisting. Now metals and …

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Save yourself from the temptation

By Tensing Rodrigues You must have heard of the Franklin Templeton Debt Funds debacle. The debate is still on as to who is to be blamed. I am not sure if anyone is to be blamed at all.  Among us there is an old saying, If good happens the credit goes to the bride and groom, if bad happens the …

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IHCL preps for future re-opening

Team B&C | NT  In preparation for a reopening when allowed by the government, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), is announced implementation of safety and hygiene measures in select brands. Some of the measures include thermal screening of all employees and guests, intensive hospital level sanitisation of the premises as well as contactless processes and socialdistancing measures. Puneet Chhatwal, managing director …

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Smart app for learning robotics

Team B&C | NT  Startup Inventrom is educating Goan students on the concepts of robotics during the ongoing lockdown. The company’s Inventrom Robotics app teaches robotics, software programming and electronics via animated videos. The app is free to limited students and is facilitated by Goa Board through its website. It can also be accessed through Google Playstore. It is for students …

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CII- IGBC launches green rating for services buildings

Team B&C | NT  CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) launched the IGBC Green Service Buildings Rating System, for service buildings such as petrol pumps, substations, police stations, fire stations and other commercial buildings such as offices, banks, retail and healthcare facilities. The rating system is the 26th rating of the IGBC and was launched on the digital platform by V …

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