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Droom: ‘Talking Gods’ Campaign by Indian Origin Sandeep Agarwal to now help you Drive Safely!

Droom's new campaign on road safety lets God watch and talk to you while you drive

Talking Gods Campaign
Talking Gods Campaign. Twitter
  • Droom is an online automobile transaction site that also campaigns for road safety
  • In their latest campaign, Droom has launched “Talking Gods’ campaign for your car that will watch you while you drive
  • In addition, a pocket book with rules and regulations of driving, vehicles and their statistics and emergency numbers has also been launched

July 4, 2017: Droom is an online marketplace that carries out automobile transactions. It is also popular for its successful campaigns launched in the past such as Ambulance First Campaign, Helmet Campaign, School Children First campaign among others.

In a recent launch of their new campaign called “Talking Gods”, the company aims to make the drivers safer on the road. The campaign involves fitting idols of God on the dashboards that have inbuilt accelerometers and a pre-recorded warning message. In almost all the vehicles being sold through Droom, the instrument will be pre-fitted in the deities. So any time that a car is over-speeding, the inbuilt message will automatically “talk” as a warning to the driver to adhere to a safe speed limit.

Messages include “Why are you in a hurry to meet me, child? Drive Slow Drive Safe” and “Your soul is permanent, your body is not. Drive Slowly” as spoken by the God.

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India ranks third in terms of deaths due to accidents. There is one death every four minutes in India due to a road accident. As Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder, and CEO of Droom, highlights that the death toll last year was 57,000 due to road accidents and particularly speeding cars, it becomes important to address this issue. Sandeep Aggarwal is widely regarded as the father of marketplaces in the Indian startup ecosystem. Droom was launched in 2014 as India’s only automobile marketplace.

This unique concept is a great effort to remind over speeding cars to slow down. As Vineet Mahajan, the Head of Art Contract Advertising said, “We thought the Indian Driver could listen to us. After all, the God is on our side.”

– by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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India, Hong Kong sign double tax agreement

The agreement is "for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income"

  • India and Hong Kong signed an agreement
  • The agreement is about prevention of double tax
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India and Hong Kong on Monday signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion.

India’s Ambassador to China Gautam Bamabwale and Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo signed the treaty.

A former British colony, Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China which enjoys a high degree of autonomy under which it has an independent taxation system.

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The agreement is “for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income”, the Indian Embassy in Beijing said.

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“This agreement will stimulate the flow of investment, technology and personnel from India to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and vice versa, prevent double taxation and provide for the exchange of information between the two contracting parties,” the statement said. “It will improve transparency in tax matters and will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance,” it added. IANS

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