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Goa’s labour laws rigid, says Economic Survey of India

Reflecting complaints from local industry of long overdue changes in labour laws, Goa is classified as an ‘inflexible’ state in labour policies and placed third from the bottom in the index of labour reform in the recently published, Economic Survey of India 2018-19. The index is based on findings from 21 states. It reveals Goa’s score in labour responsiveness as …

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Tackling the menace of fake degrees

By Sanjiv Nadkarni There have been innumerable instances of people trying to get jobs using fake degrees. Last year Delhi Police busted a PAN-India racket that involved 40 agents. They had already sold over 50,000 fake degrees and certificates of nearly 30 universities and boards in India. A degree was sold for over a lakh of rupees. It is no …

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Industry bats for Vibrant Goa summit

The Vibrant Goa Summit, to be held in the state in October 17-19, received a boost with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) deciding to support the expo. This was disclosed by Manoj Caculo, the newly elected president of GCCI to the Vibrant Goa foundation (VGF) on Thursday, last week. The GCCI letter said, “For  quite  some  time  …

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Pros and cons of free ride for women

By DM Deshpande The Delhi government has announced that it will make travel by bus and Metro free for women in about three month time. The first response is that, it is more a sop for a state that is going to polls shortly. The decision has evoked some intense debate in the media. At the outset, it is a …

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When it is not a rainy day

Not infrequently I come across someone who tells me that he or she has invested or intends to invest in a life insurance policy. This happens probably most of the time under the influence of an ‘insurance agent’. But it can spell disaster for the investor. Therefore it is better if we beware of the common tendency of mistaking life …

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More choice for bebinca lovers

It is more choice for lovers of traditional Goan sweets with new brand, JMR Bebinca launching in all super markets, general stores and Kaju shops in Margao, Panaji, Mapusa and Calangute. The brand is owned by businessman, Ulrique Rodrigues who scripted his early childhood in the household of traditional bebinca-makers and mastered the art of choosing raw products that help …

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Airbnb cheers for its stakeholders

Travel aggregator company, Airbnb is launched , That’s Why We Airbnb campaign where hosts, guests and influencers shared their individual travel experiences. The company’s brand ambassadors Mandira Bedi, fitness expert, Huma Qureshi, actress and Nolan Mascarenhas, travel writer, conducted the campaign. The campaign celebrates the spirit of individuality and people’s love for travel. It narrates the stories of real travellers …

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Bank of Maharashtra excels in Hindi implementation

Bank of Maharashtra was awarded with the prestigious Skoch Award for excellence in our national language. The bank topped in implementation of Hindi in day-to-day working. Dr N Muniraju, general manager (HRM and Rajbhasha) received the award in a grand function arranged at the Constitution Club, New Delhi on June 29. Dr Rajendra Shrivastava, assistant general manager (Rajbhasha) and Dinesh …

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Flying start to digital literacy

JIO is undertaken a pan-India digital literacy initiative Digital Udaan, to help first-time internet users understand the internet. According to Jio, there are over 300 million internet users in India, of which many are first time users. As a part of the initiative, Jio will engage with its users every Saturday to help them learn about the phone features, various …

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GTDC restarts exciting river rafting on the Mhadei

With the arrival of monsoons, GTDC is resumed its river rafting trips on the Mhadei.   The rafts ride along the waves of the gushing Mhadei river amidst the spectacular jungle scenery of the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary! Two white water rafting trips are held each day with the first trip starting at 9.30 am and the second at 2.30 pm. Each …

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