KVIC gets Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal to remove 160 fake Khadi products online


The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Saturday said that it has forced e-commerce portals Amazon, Flipkart, and others to remove over 160 web links selling products under the brand name of ‘Khadi’.

is a statutory corporation under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and is the original owner of the ‘Khadi India’ brand.

The popularity of has resulted in mushrooming of several entities selling products under the Khadi India brand.

had served legal notices to over 1,000 firms using the brand name Khadi India to sell their products and thus causing damage to its reputation and loss of work to Khadi artisans.

After served legal notice, Khadi Global has also discontinued using its website www.khadiglobalstore.com and also removed its social media pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and have sought 10-day time to remove all such contents and products using the brand name Khadi.

The KVIC action has also resulted in shutting down a number of stores across the country that were selling fake

“These e-commerce portals were selling products like

MRPL shareholders approve fund raising of up to Rs 5,000 cr via debentures


Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) on Friday said it has received shareholders’ nod to raise up to Rs 5,000 crore through debentures.

“…we inform that the shareholders in the 324 Annual General Meeting held on September 18, 2020 approved to raise funds upto Rs 5,000 crore through issue of unsecured (NCDs)/ Bonds, through a special resolution,” said in a regulatory filing.

Shares of the company closed at Rs 28.85 a unit on BSE, down by 0.86 per cent.

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Work-From-Home Jobs To Support Your Family


For many people, finding a healthy work-life balance is a real challenge. You may struggle with the need to provide for your family while longing to spend more time with them. While work is necessary and healthy, it is also important to prioritize family time. Working from home can be a great way to get the best of both worlds; consider these three work-from-home ventures.

Freelance Writing

There are many freelance writing companies that you can work for. If you have a knack for the English language, you might be a perfect fit for this job. You do not necessarily be an English major, either. As long as you know how to write well, you could be a candidate.

Craft Making

If you are handy with a sewing machine, you might be able to craft homemade goods that can be sold on sites like Etsy or at craft fairs. This takes a level of skill that is not always easily attainable, so it might take some time before you can do this as a full-time career. It can be a lot of fun to make money doing something you enjoy, though!


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MAIT appoints Nitin Kunkolienker as president, appoints 15 new members


The Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology (MAIT) on Thursday said Nitin Kunkolienker, director (member on board) of Synegra EMS Ltd, has been named as the body’s president for 2020-21.

Kunkolienker has been part of MAIT’s management team and has played a key role in shaping the electronics landscape of the country, the Associated said in a statement.

This will be his third term as the body’s president.

MAIT’s governing council has also re-elected Harish Krishnan, managing director (public affairs and strategic engagements) at Cisco Systems India and SAARC, and Rajkumar Rishi, vice-president and MD (CSB) of Dell India, as vice-president to steer the association, it added.

Also, 15 new governing council members have been appointed for 2020-22.

MAIT is the apex electronics industry body and counts as its members global and domestic electronic IT, mobile, consumer electronics, white goods and industrial electronics companies, among others.

“Nitin Kunkolienker is a thought leader in the electronics manufacturing arena. A man with a mission, and unlimited energy, he is a strong proponent of carrying along all stakeholders in making India’s vision of becoming an electronics manufacturing

State infrastructure development authorities MMRDA, MSRDC swap projects


State infrastructure development authorities and have decided to swap two crucial projects Virar-Alibaug multimodal corridor and the Thane-Borivali twin tunnel.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Wednesday tweeted that the authority has taken over the tunnel project from Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and handed over the multimodal corridor project to the latter.

According to reports, the decision to swap the projects was taken during a meeting between the two authorities in August.

The 126-km corridor is expected to be a crucial step towards development, strengthening and creating job opportunities in seven growth centres in MMR such as Virar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivali, Panvel, Taloja and Uran.

It is expected to carry all the traffic from JNPT towards Navi Mumbai and Thane outside the city and help reduce traffic congestion within the city, reducing the travel time between Virar to Alibaug by 50 per cent.

The nearly Rs 9,000-crore twin tunnel project, on the other hand, is expected to cut the travel time between Borivali and Mulund by 30 minutes to 20 minutes.

The road will also have a

Promoting IT sector to make TN as hub of South Asia: Govt


: was actively promoting

the Information Technology sector with the objective of making it an Information and Communication Technology hub of South Asia, state minister R B Udhayakumar said here on Tuesday.

The state was creating an ecosystem thereby leveraging entrepreneurship and was promoting a socially inclusive growth to achieve 25 per cent share in the domestic ICT industry, the minister for revenue and disaster management and information technology said at the 19th edition of Connect 2020 organised by CII

Listing out some investments received in the ICT sector, he said during the second edition of Global Investors Meet in January 2019, the state signed Memorandum of Understandings with various worth Rs 11,974 crore in the IT sector.

“The Government ofTamil Nadu is activelypromoting Information Technologyin the State with the objective of becoming the ICT hub of South Asia by creating a knowledge driven ecosystem,” he said.

Software exports in increased by nearly 12 per cent to Rs 1. 39 lakh crore in 2019-20 as against Rs 1.23 lakh crore recorded the previous year, he said.


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