Satish Saree & Saree Niketan celebrating ‘Paithani Mahotsav’

Paithani the jewel of a Maharashtrian lady’s wardrobe is a traditional handwoven craft renowned in Maharashtra. Central India’s finest fashion terminus Satish Saree and Saree Niketan is celebrating the foremost awaited Paithani Mahotsav a paradise for all the women in town. Paithani Mahotsav is one of its kind clothing fests with some elegant designs of Paithani sarees, a chance to fill your wardrobe with extensive quality of Paithani Sarees, and all varieties of traditional silk and zari clothing...

Government should extend MEIS till Dec 31 in its present form: CII

Industry body CII on Tuesday urged the Government to extend the export incentive scheme MEIS till December 31 in its present form to help exporters. CII also suggested that the ambit of coverage under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECGLS) should be extended to the extent of any unutilised amount for revival of stressed sectors, including civil aviation, hospitality and tourism. These suggestions, among others, were made by the chamber during a meeting with Niti Aayog...

Webinar on ‘Nurturing cow’ on September 25

The Agro & Rural Development Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) will conduct a webinar on ‘Nurturing cow as social entrepreneurship for farmers’ on September 25 from 02:30 pm onwards on Zoom. Dr Vallabhbhai Kathiria and Acharya Dr Lokesh Muni Ji will be the keynote speakers on the occasion. Dr Vallabhbhai Kathiria had represented Rajkot Parliamentary Constituency in Lok Sabha for consecutive terms from 1996 to 2009...

Hike in Import Duty lifts prices of pulses

Prolong monsoon clubbed with hike in Import Duty has lifted the prices of pulses in the wholesale market. According to the sources, pulses prices are being quoted between Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 per tonne on higher side in all the varieties. At retail, the prices are costlier depending upon the locality. With the festive season at the doorstep and more emphasise on the protein diet due to the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, prices should be brought under control, sources felt...

NBFC-MFIs’ loan disbursement drops 96 pc to Rs 570 crore in June quarter

Loan disbursements by non-banking financial companies-microfinance institutions (NBFC-MFIs) declined 96 per cent to Rs 570 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year, according to a report by Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN). It had stood at Rs 15,865 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The data per..

Woman entrepreneur should take advantage of digital platforms: Irani

Inaugurating the “e-portal - www.vialewudyojika.com” of the Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) recently, Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani said that every woman entrepreneur should take advantage of digital platforms like whatsapp, twitter and facebook for advertising their products. Inaugurating the portal she also stressed on the importance of guiding the entrepreneurs and said that the greatest challenge lies in teaching design and marketing skills. “This is ..

‘Dairy biz is source of assured income for 12 mths: Srigiriwar

DAIRYING has been considered an important ally to agriculture since ancient times. Even today, when the current scenario is that of farmers' suicides in Vidarbha, it is an excellent alternative that can provide very good business with regular and adequate income...

Penetration of electric vehicles to remain low: Study

RATINGS agency ICRA on Monday said, domestic penetration of electric vehicles (EV) will remain low in the medium-term in segments like passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles due to high prices and lack of financial incentives from the Government...

Bus travellers await long distance journeys: Report

BUS travellers across India are waiting to undertake long distance journeys for both professional and personal reasons as the country gradually moves forward under Unlock 4.0, but the supply side remains a huge dampener due to shortage of buses in most routes, according to a report by online ticketing aggregator Abhibus...

‘Value of real estate under construction jumps’

THE entry of large corporates and consolidation have led to the expansion of the Indian property market with the value of real estate under construction jumping over two-fold to USD 243 billion in the last one decade, according to a report by FICCI and Anarock. The expansion of the property market was largely driven by the residential segm..

‘Mahaparwana will improve ease of doing biz’

Ministry of Industries, Government of Maharashtra has finalised and approved the rolling out of implementation of the Mahaparwana mechanism very soon which will facilitate and improve the ease of doing business and attract more investments in Maharashtra, said Subhash Desai, Maharashtra Minister for Industries and Mining, while delivering a keynote address. He was speaking in a webinar organised by COSIA, Vidarbha Chapter on ‘Current industrial scenario and incentives.’ He said, various schemes ..

NVCC demands Govt to extend date of filing GST returns

NAG Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC), one of the apex body of traders in the region with 13 lakh membership has written to the Union Finance Ministry and Union Government of India for extension of dates for filing GST returns. Ashwin Mehadia, President said, “Traders have incurred huge loss in business during the lockdown...

Govt needs to revisit FSSAI rules: Traders

Nearly two crore small and tiny shopkeepers across country will loose more than 75 per cent of their business amounting to about 15 lakh crore per year because of a recent notification of the Central Government and these small and tiny traders who are already suffering with a huge backlash due to COVID-19 pandemic have been forced to face this economic pandemic. CAIT has sent a letter to Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal demanding withdrawal of FSSAI Rules ‘ ..

SJM’s late Dattopant Thengadi memorial Arth Srujak Sanman today

IN THE crisis of COVID-19, many industries had to face very difficult situation. But still keeping the high values, morals and ethics many entrepreneurs in our city have been using their wealth to help others in their problem. While running their own industry, they have given other people in trouble, an opportunity to earn apart from extension of usual help like provision for food and other things. ..

India Inc’s biz sentiment recovers in July-Sept: CII

INDIA Inc’s business sentiment has improved during July-September quarter as the Government gradually unlocked the economy and business activity resumed, according to the CII's business outlook survey. The latest CII Business Confidence Index has surged to the level of 50.3 in July-September 2020, bouncing back from its lowest reading of 41.0 recorded in April-June 2020, CII said...

Huge potential to increase exports of man-made fibre garments: AEPC

There is a huge potential in the country to increase exports of man-made fibre garments and the industry needs to work with the government to push these shipments, the Apparel Export Promotion Council said on Friday...

‘Cluster development activity growing in Vid’

Expressing his views at the webinar organised recently by the Cluster Promotion Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA), Gajendra Bharati, Joint Director of Industries, Amravati, said that the cluster development activity is evoking good response from Vidarbha entrepreneurs and it is growing in the region. “Various clusters in sectors like garments, dall mill, rice mill, agarbatti making, etc. have been set up under the Cluster Development Scheme,” he said. However he also said that there are ..

National-level workshop held at G H Raisoni Institute

G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur, an autonomous institute, organised a one-day national-level awareness workshop on “Outcome Based Education and Accreditation” for engineering colleges recently. The eminent experts who graced the workshop were Dr K K Agrawal, Chairman, NBA, New Delhi, Dr M P Poonia, Vice Chairman AICTE, New Delhi, Dr Anil Kumar Nassa, Member Secretary, NBA New Delhi, Dr Avichal Kapur, Joint Secretary, UGC New Delhi, and Dr Sanjay Agrawal, Professor, NITTTR ..

ALLEN Nagpur’s 25 students secure more than 99 percentile

Students of ALLEN Career Institute, Nagpur have again outperformed in the results of the Engineering Entrance Examination JEE Mains-2020, released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) recently. Ashutosh Hisaria, Center Head of ALLEN Career Institute Nagpur, said that Aditya Anil Kadoo from ALLEN Nagpur..

Bharati Web offers safe video conferencing solution

Bharati Web Pvt. Ltd. has come out with a safe, secure and simple video conferencing solution – SAMPARK, which is sure to put one ahead on the success curve. SAMPARK is a fully encrypted yet inexpensive, easy, and convenient video conferencing solution...

Smriti Irani to launch ‘Udyojika’ portal on 18th

Union Minister of Textiles, Government of India, Smriti Irani will be inaugurating the e-commerce multivendor portal www.vialewudyojika.com of Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing (LEW) of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) on September 18, from 4 pm on Zoom app. On the occasion, Irani will be addressing the LEW members and budding entrepreneurs on ‘Women empowerment through entrepreneurship.’..

FIITJEE’s saga of offering extraordinary performance continues

THE National Testing Agency has declared the results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2020). The JEE Main 2020 has been conducted twice in CBT mode. The first session of JEE Main papers was held from January 6 to January 9, 2020 and the second session of JEE Main was conducted from September 1 to September 6. For those candidates who appeared in both January and April/September examinations, their better of two sc..

‘Be more careful while doing on-line transactions’

ALL India Gharak Kalyan Parishad National Committee organised an awareness programme on voluntary consumer association and professional consumer association. Ashwin Mehadia, National President and Pratap Motwani, National Working President, were the guests on occasion. Advocate Bhanudas Kulkarni, Madhuri Kedar, Dudh Singh, N Rahamutulla, N Siddharth and Devendra Tiwari were also present...

Egg prices boil on rising demand in wholesale market

The egg prices in the city have shot up in the past 15 days due to burgeoning demand. The egg prices are being quoted at Rs 5.30 per piece as compared to 15 days ago at Rs 4 per piece in the Mahatma Phule wholesale market. In retail it is priced between Rs 6.50 and Rs 7 per piece, depending on the locality. This was disclosed by Moiz Burhani of Vidarbha Eggs while speaking to The Hitavada. He said that the awareness levels about the benefits of eating eggs has g..

Road transport corporations’ revenues to contract: Report

Revenues of road transport corporations will contract by 35-40 per cent in the current fiscal due to the coronavirus pandemic-induced challenges, rating agency ICRA said on Wednesday. The complete shutdown of operations due to COVID-19 from March 23, 2020 and the subsequent extension of the lockdown across the country have resulted in significant financial losses for the Road Transport Corporations (RTCs), it said in a statement...

RC Plasto’s hand washing system gets good response

R C PLASTO has launched foot operated hand washing system considering the COVID-19, which is currently spreading rapidly around the world. Hygiene and frequent hand washing are extremely important to prevent infection, as suggested by WHO...

Consumer confidence up marginally in Sept: Survey

Consumer confidence index has shown a marginal uptick of 1.1 percentage points in September 2020, according to a monthly survey. The Refinitiv-Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI) for India has shown upturn across all its four sub-indices in September. The PCSI Employment Confidence sub-index moved up by 1.4 percentage points, while the economic expectations index rose 1.7 percentage points...

VIA to hold webinar on ‘Post COVID-19 opportunities’ today

The MSME Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) will conduct a webinar on ‘Post COVID-19 Opportunities for the food processing sector in Vidarbha region’ September 16 from 11:00 am on zoom . Vijay Sardana will be the keynote speaker. He is well known and experienced senior professional, speaker, writer, author, blogger, independent panelist on TV debate, discussion moderator and business advisor with specialization on the subjects related to innovation management in Industries and Economic ..

S Ravindar Kumar assumes charge of ED (WR-I), POWERGRID

S Ravindar Kumar has assumed the charge of Executive Director (W/R-I), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited on Monday. Prior to taking up this assignment, he was working as Chief General Manager (I/c), Orissa Projects., Bhubaneswar...

Online admission process starts at VDPM School

VDPM Paranjape School, run by Bal Mandir Sanstha, Nagpur, has started admission process. The school is in operation since 1947. The method of teaching and learning the alphabet in the school is very different. Children learn with their eyes, ..

‘Any brand, organisation can stand because of its customer experience’

The Marketing Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) recently conducted a webinar on issues of industries which include ‘Customer Experience.’ Eminent speaker, Amishi Mehta, an International Business Coach and Consultant, having vast experience of two decades, spoke on the “The future of Customer Experience (CX)” on the occasion. Customer experience is the impression one’s customers have of the brand as a whole throughout all aspects of the buyer’s journey...

Udyam registration mandatory for all MSME units, says Shah

Every MSME unit needs to mandatorily apply for Udyam registration now on Udyam Registration portal of Ministry of MSME and get the Udyam registration certificate, said MSME expert CA Julfesh Shah while adressing a webinar on ‘MSME benefits & Udyam Registration.’ He further said that there will be no fee for filing Udyam registration and Aadhaar number of the unit owner/representative shall be required for Udyam Registration...

‘Allow amusement parks to open from Oct 1’

The amusement park industry is desperate to open even after waiting for six months as it is reeling under huge financial losses. The current lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown cold water upon the dreams of industry as it is witnessing mounting of electricity bills, maintenance charges and bank interest payments. “The Government should allow amusement parks to open from October 1,” demanded Mansi (Chawla) Bhandari, Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Fun N Food Village, Bazargoan, Amravati ..

Rags Boutique celebrates anniversary, offers discount

Spreading cheer and happiness, Rags Boutique recently celebrated this year’s anniversary virtual way. “We care about our clients who have become a family. So this year we are going online. Taking orders and making a home delivery on nominal charges,”said the owner of Rags Boutique Shailaja Prasad. “We are using social media tools like Facebook and Instagram for displaying our latest designer collection. We are also taking orders on Whatsup from our clients so the communication is easy...

Nagpur Garden Club and The Hitavada hold Flower Show

Nagpur Garden Club and The Hitavada conducted 112th Monsoon Flower Show and 45th Indoor abd House Plants Show 2020. The flower show was held on September 13. This was the first Virtual Monsoon Flower Show – 2020 which was held in memory of Smt. Kusumtai Wankhede. CA Rajeev Khandelwal, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India; President Kedar Gokhale; Manisha Thakar, Chairman Flower Show Committee; and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion...

Chartered accountants set up COVID-19 helpline

The group is helping the CA fraternity, their family members, staff etc., in providing COVID-19 related all types of help Business Bureau : AS COVID-19 cases are increasing in Nagpur day by day people are facing huge problem in getting timely proper care. Getting a bed in hospital has become a Herculean task. And if the patient is in need of ICU, th..

VIA’s meet on Cluster Devpt on September 16

The Cluster Promotion Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) will conduct a zoom meet - “Cluster Development – Need of the Hour” on September 16. The meet will be held from 5 pm to 6.30 pm. The meet will cover presentation on “Highlights on the Cluster Development Program” by Gajendra Bharati, Joint Director of Industries, Amravati; and “Concept, Implementation & Execution of Project under Cluster Development Scheme” by CA Yashwant Bhojwani...

‘Promoter share pledging hits 3-yr high in August’

PLEDGING of shares by promoters in the NSE-listed firms reached at 1.86 per cent of the total market capitalisation in August, making it the highest in three years, according to a report by primeinfobase.Com on Monday. Prior to that, it had hit a high of 1.88 per cent in April 2017...

426 students of IIT-HOME qualify for JEE Advanced

As per the recently declared results, 426 students from IIT-HOME have qualified JEE Main 2020 and are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 to be conducted in October. 278 students have qualified in general category list while 148 students have qualified in reserved category list (109 in OBC, 37 in SC and 2 in ST). Topper from IIT-HOME Kedar Desai has secured AIR 775 with 99.9414888 percentile...

COVID-19 treatment accounted for 11 pc of health insurance claims in April-Aug: Study

Treatment for COVID-19 accounted for as much as 11 per cent of the total health insurance claims paid by insurance companies during the first five months of the current financial year, says a research conducted by Policybazaar.Com. The research further revealed that 89 per cent of health insurance claims during April 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 were for other major illnesses, including cancer, heart problems, kidney and treatment. Policybazaa..

‘1.75 crore small businesses on verge of closure’

Highlighting the situation of traders all over the country, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said that India’s domestic trade is severely suffering due to COVID-19 which has brought down the traders on their knees and it seems that there are no signs of immediate respite in near future. CAIT said that because of not getting any support from both Central and State Governments which may see collapse of about 25 per cent small businesses i.e..

Pesticides Management Bill must be referred to Parlt’s select panel: CCFI

AGRO-CHEMICALS industry body CCFI said, the Pesticides Management Bill in its current form will hurt the interest of farmers as well as the domestic industry, and suggested the proposed law should be sent to a select Parliamentary panel before passage. In a virtual press conference, the Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) listed out its 15 major worries regarding the Bill. Among major concerns, the Federation said, the Bill seeks to criminalise offences, restrict exports of products that are banned ..

ICAI seeks extension of FY19 GST annual return filing deadline

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written to the GST Council seeking deferment of 2018-19 GST annual return filing deadline by 3 months till December 31. The last date for filing annual return for 2018-19 fiscal for Goods and Services Tax (GST) registered taxpayer is September 30. In its representation to the GST Council, the ICAI said majority of the offices are working only partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ..

Maha Industries Minister Subhash Desai to address COSIA’s webinar today

THE Chamber of Small Industry Associations(COSIA), Vidarbha Chapter has organised a webinar on “Current Industrial Scenario & Incentives Offered by Government of Maharastra”,o n September12, between 4.pm and 6pm. Chairman of the Vidarbha Chapter of COSIA Mayank Shukla informed this through a press release. Subhash Desai, Industries and Mining Minister, Government of Maharashtra, has consented to deliver a keynote adress while leading industrialist Ajay Sancheti, former Rajya Sabha ..

Mining industry needs scientific tools: FIMI

 MINERS’ body FIMI on Friday stressed on the need to have a “structural mechanism” in place for iron ore pricing, saying risks persist for both suppliers and sellers in the market due to fluctuation in rates of the main ingredient used in steel making. It also emphasised on adopting scientific tools for monitoring on various fronts like quantity, quality and pricing of iron ore in a bid to mitigate the risk due to fluctuating prices. “The mining industry faces financial ..

Allowing insurers to issue policies electronically Irdai

  THE insurance sector regulator has allowed general and health insurers to issue policies in electronic form and this e-policy will become a norm in the future, a senior Irdai official said on Friday. Speaking at an industry event, T L Alamelu, Member (Non-Life) Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (Irdai), however, said a lot more needs to be done in the insurance sector for both policyholders and other stakeholders. “As far as regulator is concerned, there is still ..

Ketan Hyundai delivered the 1st New TUCSON

KETAN Hyundai, the authorised dealer of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), delivered the first New TUCSON to Harshal Shripurkar, a resident of Nagpur. The New TUCSON redefines the premium SUV experience with its dynamic and robust appeal, luxurious interiors, advanced technology, and connectivity.With a legacy of 3 highly trusted and successful generations and over 6.5 million customers worldwide, TUCSON is one of the best-selling SUVs across the world. Tucson’s strong success is apparent from ..

Smile returns on faces of travel agents as bookings climb up

THE partial opening of the aviation sector has helped travel agents see a jump in air ticket bookings. The travel agents are witnessing a rise of 20 per cent in air ticket bookings during the month of September as compared to August. The average passenger occupancy per flight has also improved to 60 per cent to 80 per cent as compared to earlier 40 per cent to 50 per cent, sources said on the condition of anonymity while speaking to The Hitavada. The surge in air ticket bookings can be attributed ..

Vivekanand Nagri Sahakari Pratyaya Sanstha launches unique gold loan scheme

The Vivekanand Nagri Sahakari Pratyaya Sanstha has recently launched a unique scheme for those who wish to buy or mortgage gold. The scheme was launched by Pravin Wankhede, Divisional Joint Registrar; and Rajesh Rokde, Secretary of Nagpur Sarafa Association and Director of Rokde Jewellers...

‘SIP inflow continues to drop’

INVESTMENT in mutual funds through systematic investment plans (SIPs) dropped for the fifth consecutive month to Rs 7,791 crore in August, amid challenging economic environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, equity mutual funds, which mainly depend on SIP for flows, saw a withdrawal of Rs 4,000 crore in August, much higher than Rs 2,480 crore witnessed in the previous month, data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi) showed...

Coal supply: WCL to double rail despatch

Western Coalfields Ltd.(WCL), a Subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (CIL) has drawn an ambitious roadmap to almost double its coal despatch capacity through rail mode to meet additional demand of consumers of power sector. The company has set ‘Mission 100 Days’ agenda to streamline activities to reach peak despatch of 50 rakes per day from January, 2021 with support from Indian Railways. WCL had recently offered additional coal to power consumers of Central, West and South India at cheaper landed price. ..

RBI in process of making digital payment index

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is in the process of constructing a digital payment index to assess the extent of digitisation in the country and innovation in existing modes and channels to bridge digital divide, a senior official of the apex bank said. Observing that digital payments in India have been growing rapidly, RBI Executive Director T Rabi Sankar said there is still a lot of catching up to do as per-capita penetration is still quite low...

Skoda Auto offers ‘SuperCare’ and ‘Extended Warranty’ programme

SKODA AUTO India has revamped and re-christened its ‘Service Maintenance Package’ as the ‘Skoda SuperCare.’ By opting ‘SuperCare’, with attractive cost benefits, the Skoda Auto customers warrant preventive maintenance as well as wear and tear repair work for a timeframe of up to four years. At a starting price of Rs 29,999, new Skoda Auto customers can avail the ‘SuperCare’ for 4 years or 60,000 km, amongst Standard, Enhanced, an..

‘IEPFA settles 14,000 claims in 3 yrs’

MINISTRY of Corporate Affairs (MCA) along with Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) on its 5th year of operation and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICAI) as a partner institute of IEPFA, organised a national webinar on ‘Need for more Robust Regulation for Investor Education and Protection’...

VED’s webinar on ‘Dairy and processing industry’ on 12th

VIDARBHA Economic Development Council (VED) will be organising webinar on ‘Opportunities in Dairy and Processing Industry’ on September 12, from 4 pm. The eminent panelists of the webinar would be Dr Ashish Paturkar, VC, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU), Nagpur, Sudhir Dive, Director, Dive Bandhu Cow Products and Executive Council Member, MAFSU, Dr Mohan Shrigiriwar, Dairy Farm Consultant and Presi..

AOI at Nangia Specialty Hospital launches ‘Breast Cancer Clinic’

AMERICAN Oncology Institute (AOI) at Nangia Specialty Hospital has launched a new ‘Breast Cancer Clinic’ to provide quality care with an affordable treatment plan. This service helps and support patients with any breast-related queries and ensures awareness of comprehensive breast cancer screening. “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide...

Sanjay Agrawal nominated on DRUCC

ADVOCATE Sanjay Agrawal, VicePresident of NVCC has been nominated on the Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (DRUCC). His tenure will for the year 2020-2021. Ashwin Mehadia, President of NVCC, Ram Avtar Totla, Secretary and Pratap Motwani, Convenor of NVCC Railway Sub Committee and Member of ZRUCC has thanked GM South Eastern Central Railway and DRM for the appointment of Sanjay Agrawal. ..

Khadi Gram Udyog Aayog conducts workshop

KHADI Gram Udyog Aayog, under the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise, having regional office in Vidarbha, situated at Somalwar Bhawan, Mount Road, Sadar, organised webinar to give details about the ‘Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries’ (SFURTI)...

Telemedicine market in India to reach USD 5.5 bn: Study

THE Indian healthcare industry needs to shift from traditional inperson doctor-patient interaction to digitally-enabled remote consultations, according to an EYIPA study which said the domestic telemedicine market will reach USD 5.5 billion by 2025. “15-20 per cent of the healthcare ecosystem is expected to shift to virtual care, across triaging, consults, remote monitoring, home health, etc., the study, ‘healthcare goes mobile: Evolution of teleconsultation and e-pharmacy in new Normal’, said...

Safety warriors turned out to be COVID warriors

WHILE doctors, policemen and others are playing a stellar role in combating the COVID-19 disease and are truly worthy of all respect and applause, there is one organisation that finds little mention in the list of the warriors and is yet readily playing a significant role in the on-going war against corona, and that is, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO). The organisation is entrusted with the task of ensuring the supply of medical Oxygen to literally every patient – no matter ..

VIA’s webinar ‘The future of Customer Experience’ on Sept 12

THE Marketing Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) will conduct a webinar on “The future of Customer Experience (CX)” on September 12. The session will be held from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm on Zoom, says a press note issued here by Vidarbha Industries Association. Amishi Mehta, an International Business Coach and Consultant, Life Coach, Innovative Skills Corporate Trainer, Author, Speaker, visiting faculty for Business and Entrepreneurship – NMIMS, Mumbai, will be the key speaker. Key takeaways ..

GHRIET’s awareness workshop on Sept 11

G H RAISONI Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur will conduct a one-day national-level awareness workshop on “Outcome Based Education and Accreditation” for engineering colleges on September 11 at 10:00 am. It will be conducted in online mode where e-certificate will be provided to the participants. Dr K K Aggarwal, Chairman, NBA, New Delhi, Dr M P Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi, Dr Anil Kumar Nassa, Member ..

‘Are currency notes carrier of coronavirus?’

IN THE current critical scenario of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a communication sent to Union Health Minister Harshvardhan has drawn his attention to various reports which states that the currency notes are carriers of infectious diseases. The traders body has further said that it is a matter of concern that whether COVID-19 is spreading with the help of currency notes passing on to different perso..

Air passenger traffic grows by 26% sequentially in August: Icra

Air passenger traffic in the country logged a 26 per cent month-on-month growth at 26 lakh passengers in August with airlines scaling up capacity by 27 per cent over July, rating agency Icra said on Monday. Passenger traffic on year-on-year basis, however, plunged by 77 per cent in August, Icra said. Overall, passenger traffic grew by 19 per cent till August 31, with carriers flying over 70 lakh passengers during the period, after the resumption of services in a graded manner on domestic routes from ..

Tourism sector needs urgent relief from Government: IATO

Industry body IATO on Monday urged the Government to provide immediate relief to the tourism sector, which has been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the tour operators have been forced to lay off their staff, many have sent staff on furlough and those who are remaining are getting less than 30 per cent salary, the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) said in a statement...

Gold demand drops in jewellery market

THE glittering yellow metal -- gold-- which had crossed the Rs 50,000 per 10 gram level a few months ago is now witnessing lower demand by consumers. On Monday the rate of 24 carat gold was being quoted at Rs 51,400 per 10 grams. This was disclosed by Kishore Dharashivkar, President of Nagpur Sarafa Association while speaking to The Hitavada. He said, “As the gold prices increased people avoided buying gold. This has severely affected the demand of gold in the city...

‘Farmers should form FPOs to increase their income’

AGRO and Rural Development Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) organised a webinar on ‘How to make FPC/FPO for the welfare of farmers of Vidarbha’ recently on Zoom app. In the webinar, CA Subhash Rahangdale said the Government had launched a new dedicated Central Sector Scheme titled Formation and Promotion of Farm..

Teacher’s Day Camp at Bigwig Hyundai

TO serve customers in a better way, HMIL has again come up with special camp for teachers at Bigwig Hyundai on September 5, to show gratitude towards selfless spirit to teachers. By showing valid ID cards the offers of this activity can be availed...

‘Online teaching jobs on rise in edutech platforms’

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for online educational platforms, triggering a surge in demand for teaching job roles across the country, which has almost quadrupled, according to a report. It witnessed a 4x growth in the demand for professionals for online, e-learning and remote roles when compared to 2019, online job portal Naukri.Com platform said in the report. The job listings for work from home roles in the education sector have ..

SIDBI, GoM sign MoU for devpt of MSME ecosystem

SMALL Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the principal financial institution engaged in the promotion, financing and development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra to develop the MSME ecosystem in the State. The MoU was signed by Dr Harshadeep Kamble, Secretary of Small & Medium Industries and Development Commissioner (Industries), Government of Maharashtra and V Satya Venkata Rao, Deputy Managing ..