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GCCI IT committee and Google Women Techmakers celebrate Woman’s Day

Team B&C | NT The GCCI IT committee in association with Google’s Women Techmakers (WTM), Goa chapter celebrated Google’s flagship event for women on International Women’s Day at 91 Springboard, recently. The theme for the event, Balance for the Future of Innovation aimed at encouraging healthy gender ratio. Seven women achievers Dana Cohen Barron, Komal Paroolkar, Ketaki Parob Gadekar,   Sneha …

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Goan developers view dual GST rates positively

With two GST rates on incomplete housing projects its looks like builders now have no grounds for complains, finds out Shoma Patnaik To the slew of fiscal changes coming in the way of the real estate industry post-GST, the announcement of dual tax rates on ongoing housing projects is the latest. It has left builders with very little ground for …

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Hyundai charged up on Kona electric car

Seon Seob Kim, the new head of operations, Hyundai Motor India, was briefly in the state on a dealership visit to Goa Hyundai. In an informal chat with Serilda Coutinho he talks of the company’s plans Hyundai Motors India is accelerating entry into the electric vehicle (EV) segment. The company will be introducing its first electric SUV, Kona by this …

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‘Now I am a Goan myself’

Amit Shah turned a hobby into a profession. He started Lotus Lampshades more than 20 years back and sells variety of lamps with some made of beautiful handmade paper. The outlet finds clientele from the hospitality industry and has customers like Taj Hotels, Radisson Hotels, Hyatt, Marriott, to name few. It is associated with reputed chain stores as well as architects …

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Verna industries contribute generously to local schools

Team B&C | NT While the Verna Industrial Estate receives the maximum support from the government, its members look to be equally generous in giving back to the state. Unit owners are currently on a mission to enhance the life of the neighbouring villages by upgrading educational facilities in nearby local schools. Several members of the Verna industrial estate association …

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Demand for commercial real estate to pick up, say experts

At a time when India’s housing market is yet to recover from a prolonged slump, demand for commercial real estate has continued to grow with several large institutional investors pouring big investments into the segment. “India is a multi-decade story for Brookfield and not a five year story. We have a large footprint in India but we still call ourselves …

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Why electoral reforms are overdue?

By DM Deshpande* India is about to host the world’s biggest electoral exercise shortly. It is also going to be the world’s costliest event. The US is believed to have spent $ 6.5 billion in it’s last presidential elections in 2016 while India is projected to spend US $7 billion or Rs 50,000 crores in the 17th Lok Sabha elections …

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Newton’s equity investment

By Tensing Rodrigues* One of the greatest physicists and mathematicians of all time, Isaac Newton’s discoveries and inventions widened the reaches of human thought and demonstrated the power of the scientific way of thinking. Newton’s three laws of motion set the foundation for modern classical mechanics. His discovery of the gravitational force gave man the ability to predict movements of …

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Huge scope for pure Ayurveda practitioners

The presence of a reputed college, hospital, research center is all a part of the solid ecosystem for Ayurveda in the state. Here PK Ghate, President, Bharateeya Sanskriti Prabodhini, speaks to Serilda Coutinho on range of issues. He says that, Ayurveda is the new medium for entrepreneurship for graduate students Q: Recently an Ayurveda youth festival was organised by the …

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