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DOS AND DON’TS IN OUR NATURAL LAND

Our state has been blessed with a diverse variety of forest types, picturesque valleys, imposing hills and of course a network of rivers and their tributaries that together support and sustain the biodiversity of our land. The monsoons is a time to appreciate and be aware of this diversity and Goan does visit a natural habitat during the monsoon spell, be it with friends or family either for a trail or trek or for an outing or a picnic.

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Mahdei and the Year of Biodiversity

Dawn was just moments away. A misty valley below heralded the arrival of winter even as a Jungle fowl cackled away to glory. At 800 mts above sea level from my vantage point, I could see my forests of the Mhadei stir up from their daily slumber. Having lit a small bonfire to prepare tea, I readied myself for antother day and pondered about my chances of yet another chance encounter with a life form that would intrigue me, perhaps leave me beleigured and thinking.

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Promoting Goa in the domestic market

Whenever the name GOA is spelt out it flickers in the mind a spell of charm and delight immediately arresting sensation. The picturesque landscapes, the sun drenched beaches, the turquoise blue water, the joyful tides, the boundless golden brown sand, the widespread palm groves, the historic monuments, the climatic culinary expertise and above all the hospitality of the State has made this ‘Pearl of the Orient” a globally recognized hide away.

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Service Tax FAQ

What is it? It is tax on the transaction of providing a service for a consideration.

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What is Exporting?

Since India is such a large county, with so much diversity, “exporting”, is just like selling in India! The basic steps are almost the same.

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Exporting Myths

Many companies do not export at all. Other companies do not export as much as they can. Why do so many companies not export? The usual reason is “I’m satisfied with the domestic market” or “I’m too busy with the domestic market to think about exporting.” That’s understandable in a very large market like India.

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Risks of Exporting!

Risks due to your own in-experience. Because of your in-experience you might make some very expensive blunders.

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Mangrove forests- sentinels of our coasts

The word mangrove, in fact does not apply to a single species of plant, but to complete ecosystem. It is unique ecosystems found on the periphery of land and the sea and are habitats that are restricted only to the tropical and sub tropical regions of the world and are often termed as tropical rainforests of the sea.

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Online Video Courses from IITs

Various video courses in science and engineering of the IITs are available for online viewing. This initiative is part of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a joint venture between the seven IITs and IISc, funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The main objective of NPTEL program is to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by developing curriculum based video and web courses.

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What is ECB?

Indian corporate is one of the largest and strongest finance market in world is limited to a three letter world ECB (external commercial borrowing). External Commercial Borrowings (ECB ) which covers under its umbrella commercial bank loans, buyers’ credit, suppliers’ credit, securitized instruments such as Floating Rate Notes and Fixed Rate Bonds etc., credit from official export credit agencies and commercial borrowings from the private sector window of Multilateral Financial Institutions such as International Finance Corporation (Washington), ADB, AFIC, CDC, etc. ECB can be provided by eligible lenders which can be defined as those persons who have share in the equity of company or firm to which they have right to lend money.

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STPI Scheme and it’s benefits

Information Technology has been identified as one of the growth areas by the government of Goa. IT units can derive additional benefits if they are registered under STPI.

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How to Export

You probably want to start an export company or want to start exporting the goods that you manufacture, outside India and enjoy the high profits of exports! This guide will show you how to do this. However, before we go into “How to export?”, let us try to understand what exports are all about and whether you and your company are in a position to benefit from exporting.

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Possibility of YOUR success in exports!

Products won’t sell anywhere if they can’t compete. To compete, your product must match or exceed the appeal of others — in meeting needs, in quality, in price, etc. Are you export-competitive? You may be export competitive even without realizing it. For example, if your product has sold well in the domestic market, chances are it will also sell abroad!

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