Indian “birth” in Goa

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In today’s newsletter we will talk about

  • Inside India’s “birthday” in Goa
  • Make career guidance accessible
  • Deciphering the legacy of JM Financial

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food and drinks

Inside India’s ‘gin-aissance’ in Goa

Although Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches, cuisine and nightlife, it is also making a name for itself as a hub for alco-bev experiences.

The state is now home to new era Indian gin brands – Greater Than, Stranger & Sons, Hapusa, Samsara, Pumori, Tamras, Amrut Nilgiris, Terai, Jaisalmer, GinGin and Great Indian Gin – that even give favorites a run worlds for their money.

The good spirit:

  • It was not Goa’s favorable excise duties that attracted these brands, says Aditya Agarwal of Spaceman Spirits Lab. Instead, the state’s position as a cultural hub makes it the go-to base for local gin businesses.
  • This “gin-aissance” started with Nao Spirits, which launched Greater Than in 2017, paving the way for other players.
  • What sets them apart is their focus on local produce and herbal medicines, made in India, and their experimental flavor profiles.

Local gin brands


Make career guidance accessible

While many upper secondary school students opt for career guidance, the field is largely unorganized. This calls for the need to confront, manage and fight the Great Indian Talent Conundrum (GITC).

Vadodara-based CareerNaksha provides personalized, data-driven, psychometric-based career advice to anyone who needs it, with a particular focus on Tier III cities and beyond.

Localized tips:

  • CareerNaksha offers its tests in local languages, which are developed based on a free database called Occupational Information Network (O*NET).
  • It also maintains partnerships with NGOs and public schools and sets up awareness seminars on different career options.
  • The startup offers courses in AI/ML, UI-UX design, digital marketing, communication skills, and social-emotional learning.

Financial services

Deciphering the legacy of JM Financial

Next year, financial services company JM Financial will celebrate 50 years of supporting companies like Tata, Amul, Hindustan Unilever and many more.

“It takes a decade to build your brand to bring distribution, all the expertise, as well as hiring new talent, effective management and franchise success, and so do we” , says Vishal Kampani, non-executive vice president. , JM Financial.

The start-up philosophy of JM Financial:

  • JM Financial’s partnership with Morgan Stanley has diversified into wealth management, retail brokerage, fixed income trading (during), corporate lending, distressed assets and real estate.
  • Investment banking contributes nearly 50% of JM Financial’s revenue.
  • Despite the market downturn, Vishal believes India’s acclimatization to brands like Uber and Zomato will only boost market cap numbers.

Update News

  • Ease of lockdown: In Hong Kong, officials said on Friday the city would abandon its longstanding quarantine policy, marking a clean break from China’s Covid Zero strategy, which has left the world’s second-largest economy more isolated than ever.
  • Tax cuts: The beleaguered pound fell 2.6% against the dollar on Friday after Britain’s new government announced a sweeping economic plan to boost growth. The pound has fallen steeply against the greenback this year, reaching levels not seen since 1985 this month.
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What is the longest warship ever built?

Answer: The 342 meter long USS Company, built by the US Navy in 1958-61. She is also the very first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

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