ATAL PENSION YOJANA: UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE OF PENSION IS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Bengaluru, 6th July 2020 : In its endeavor to make the Atal Pension Yojana attractive and to benefit 2.28 Crore subscribers enrolled under the scheme, PFRDA has asked all banks to process upgrade/ downgrade of pension amount requests of APY subscribers throughout the year with effect from 1st July 2020, however; once in a financial year. This arrangement will enable the APY subscribers to increase/decrease their pension plans as per their changed income levels and capacity to pay APY contributions, which is very important to continue contributions in the scheme till 60 years. Earlier this facility was available only during the month … Continue reading ATAL PENSION YOJANA: UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE OF PENSION IS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Panasonic India offers COVID-19 insurance on its Camera Range

New Delhi, July 03, 2020: Empowering the frontline photographers and videographers, Panasonic India is providing a special industry-first COVID-19 medical insurance to consumers on the purchase of any Panasonic cameras and to all its existing sub-dealers. The insurance scheme of up to INR 1 Lakh provides insurance against COVID-19 to photographers and videographers who are going above and beyond to report news and capture ceremonies and events during the coronavirus pandemic. The insurance policy is valid for one year from the date of purchase for consumers.     Announcing the special initiative, Mr. Sandeep Sehgal, Business Chief, Imaging Business Group, Panasonic … Continue reading Panasonic India offers COVID-19 insurance on its Camera Range

Income Tax Department Refunded Rs. 62,361 crore to more than 20 lakh taxpayers amid COVID-19 pandemic

In pursuance to the Government’s decision vide Press Note dated April 8th, 2020 to issue pending income tax refunds in order to help taxpayers in a COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Income Tax Department has issued tax refunds at a speed of 76 cases per minute from 8th April to 30th June, 2020. During this period of just 56 weekdays, the Central Board of Direct taxes (CBDT) has issued refunds in more than 20.44 lakh cases amounting to more than Rs. 62,361 crore. It is stated that taxpayers are experiencing this facet of the I-T Department which is not only taxpayer-friendly, … Continue reading Income Tax Department Refunded Rs. 62,361 crore to more than 20 lakh taxpayers amid COVID-19 pandemic

ALTBalaji and Pay Point India join hands for deeper OTT penetration

Bengaluru, 3rd July 2020 : Intending to deepen existing market presence and penetrate new markets, ALTBalaji and PayPoint India have entered into a strategic partnership. This initiative is primarily for the rural and semi-rural markets with a set of viewers who require digital-assistance and offline subscription payment options.   With PayPoint’s 45,000 plus tech-enabled retailers across India wherein more than 80 percent of its customers are spread across in rural and semi-rural markets, the partnership helps ATLBalaji acquire untapped customers by making content more accessible. For the ALTBalaji fans, the PayPoint offline stores provide seamless assistance for activation as well, … Continue reading ALTBalaji and Pay Point India join hands for deeper OTT penetration

Liberty General Insurance Introduces ‘Liberty Assure’ – An Industry First Feature that Offers Waiver of Compulsory Deductible at NO EXTRA PREMIUM

Chennai, July 03, 2020: Liberty General Insurance Ltd. (LGI), in an industry first move, today launched an innovative service ‘Liberty Assure’ as a part of its existing Private Car Package Policy, under the Regulatory Sandbox approval received from IRDAI. This innovative offering is one of its kind in the industry where the customer will not have to bear the cost of ‘Compulsory Deductible’ for every claim at NO EXTRA PREMIUM to avail this service at the time of raising a claim/loss. The new feature will also give customers even more control over their insurance costs, thus enabling them to save … Continue reading Liberty General Insurance Introduces ‘Liberty Assure’ – An Industry First Feature that Offers Waiver of Compulsory Deductible at NO EXTRA PREMIUM

Panasonic India offers COVID-19 insurance on its Camera Range~Policy to benefit consumers as well as sub-dealers~

New Delhi, July 03, 2020: Empowering the frontline photographers and videographers, Panasonic India is providing a special industry-first COVID-19 medical insurance to consumers on the purchase of any Panasonic cameras and to all its existing sub-dealers. The insurance scheme of up to INR 1 Lakh provides insurance against COVID-19 to photographers and videographers who are going above and beyond to report news and capture ceremonies and events during the coronavirus pandemic. The insurance policy is valid for one year from the date of purchase for consumers.     Announcing the special initiative, Mr. Sandeep Sehgal, Business Chief, Imaging Business Group, Panasonic … Continue reading Panasonic India offers COVID-19 insurance on its Camera Range~Policy to benefit consumers as well as sub-dealers~

Vietjet honored for “The Operating Lease Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal

New Delhi, July 1, 2020) – New-age carrier Vietjet has been honored as the winner of “The Operating Lease Deal of the Year” for its 10 Airbus aircraft operating lease in 2019. The title is listed amongst the Annual Global Awards of the world’s prestigious aviation and aerospace finance industry magazine Airfinance Journal.   The deal, which was signed between Vietjet and Novus Aviation Capital in July 2019, covers five aircraft (three A321s and two A321neos) which were delivered in 2019 while the five remaining aircraft are scheduled for delivery by this year.   The award recognized Vietjet’s benefits from … Continue reading Vietjet honored for “The Operating Lease Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal

Vietjet honored for “The Operating Lease Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal

New Delhi, July 1, 2020) – New-age carrier Vietjet has been honored as the winner of “The Operating Lease Deal of the Year” for its 10 Airbus aircraft operating lease in 2019. The title is listed amongst the Annual Global Awards of the world’s prestigious aviation and aerospace finance industry magazine Airfinance Journal.   The deal, which was signed between Vietjet and Novus Aviation Capital in July 2019, covers five aircraft (three A321s and two A321neos) which were delivered in 2019 while the five remaining aircraft are scheduled for delivery by this year.   The award recognized Vietjet’s benefits from … Continue reading Vietjet honored for “The Operating Lease Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal

VFS Global to begin limited operations at select Visa Application Centres in some cities

Visa applications to resume for specific visa categories for Belarus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Turkey, UAE, and United Kingdom     VFS Global, the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, is re-opening some Visa Application Centres in limited cities, with the approval of respective Embassies/Consulates in India, and with strict health and safety guidelines in place.   After specific Embassies/Consulates, as well as local authorities have given their approval, VFS Global’s centres will accept visa applications for select countries and visa categories in specific cities. Customers will … Continue reading VFS Global to begin limited operations at select Visa Application Centres in some cities

OncoStem Diagnostics to host an online quiz for doctors from 1st July to 5th July to celebrate National Doctors’ day

Bangalore, 30th June 2020: In a bid to appreciate the efforts of doctors and medical professionals, OncoStem Diagnostics, an oncology focused company that enables personalised cancer treatment, will host a Doctors’ Day online quiz from 1st to 5th July 2020. This online event is open to all doctors across India and it will be hosted on the website http://www.canassistbreast.com.  The entire prize money of 2.5 Lakhs will be donated to PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief in the name of the winners.   The participation window for the quiz will be from 1st of July 9 am onwards to 5th … Continue reading OncoStem Diagnostics to host an online quiz for doctors from 1st July to 5th July to celebrate National Doctors’ day

OncoStem Diagnostics to host an online quiz for doctors from 1st July to 5th July to celebrate National Doctors’ day

Bangalore, 30th June 2020: In a bid to appreciate the efforts of doctors and medical professionals, OncoStem Diagnostics, an oncology focused company that enables personalised cancer treatment, will host a Doctors’ Day online quiz from 1st to 5th July 2020. This online event is open to all doctors across India and it will be hosted on the website http://www.canassistbreast.com.  The entire prize money of 2.5 Lakhs will be donated to PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief in the name of the winners.   The participation window for the quiz will be from 1st of July 9 am onwards to 5th … Continue reading OncoStem Diagnostics to host an online quiz for doctors from 1st July to 5th July to celebrate National Doctors’ day

HCCB reaches out to more than 2 lakh people during the pandemic in its communities  

India, June 29, 2020 – Responding to the medical and humanitarian crisis of COVID-19, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), one of India’s leading FMCG companies, helped expand the relief efforts to more than 2 lakh people impacted by pandemic in its local communities across India.  As an immediate measure, HCCB in partnership with the government agencies and several NGOs started distributing its beverages among the health workers, police officials and daily wage earners to meet their hydration needs. The much-needed initiative reached the beneficiaries when they were braving the soaring heat out in the open while working on the ground. Additionally, … Continue reading HCCB reaches out to more than 2 lakh people during the pandemic in its communities  

Blue Dart ranked amongst the ‘Top 50 of India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2020’  

Bengaluru, 26th June 2020 : Blue Dart, India’s leading logistics services provider, as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), has been ranked amongst the Top 50 of India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2020 by the Great Place to Work® (GPTW) Institute and The Economic Times. In addition, Blue Dart has been awarded with the elite ‘Laureate Medal’ for being in the top 100 best organizations to have been featured in ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ list for 10 years. Commenting on being ranked amongst India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2020, Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, … Continue reading Blue Dart ranked amongst the ‘Top 50 of India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2020’  

DVARA KGFS FACILITATES DIGITAL BANKING AMONGST THE REMOTE RURAL

Bengaluru, 26th June 2020 : Dvara KGFS, a leading NBFC in India, with a mission to maximise the financial well-being of every individual and every enterprise by providing complete access to financial services in remote rural India, announced transactions worth INR 7 crore achieved since 19th April, 2020 through its Aadhar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) which was implemented in the remote rural areas that they operate in. Since the lockdown from 24th March 2020, the villagers, especially living in the remote rural areas were greatly encumbered to draw cash for daily use as there was scarce or no access to … Continue reading DVARA KGFS FACILITATES DIGITAL BANKING AMONGST THE REMOTE RURAL

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industrial laws in order to promote ease of doing business in the State and increase the flow of investments. The latest decision of the cabinet to amend the Karnataka Industries (Facilitation) Act 2002, to allow industries to set up without obtaining immediate clearances from multiple departments on the approval of the HLCC or the Single Window Agency is indeed a good step in the direction of making things easy for the industry to do business. The Industries are now allowed to obtain these clearances in a period of 3 years from the individual and specific departments which will help in … Continue reading KASSIA

Jejuindi-India to introduce vegan beauty products in India ·       “Skin-Care First, Make Up Second” motto for plant based pure natural products made for Indian consumers

Mumbai/Delhi/Kolkata 24th June 2020: Vegan lifestyle or veganism is taking over the globe. A large population around the world is demanding organic or vegan beauty products and shoppers are now becoming more aware of how harmful chemicals can affect their skin. Vegan beauty has become more and more popular in recent years as the wellness arena has expanded, and since then, has pretty much crossed over to the mainstream. Lifestyle choices such as veganism and clean eating has opened more opportunities for essential natural skin care products. These eco-conscious consumers are increasingly making the shift from mass produced to eco-friendly … Continue reading Jejuindi-India to introduce vegan beauty products in India ·       “Skin-Care First, Make Up Second” motto for plant based pure natural products made for Indian consumers

New Delhi  June 24,2020 Cabinet approves declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport. Kushinagar Airport is located in the vicinity of several Buddhist Cultural Sites like Sravasti, Kapilvastu, Lumbini (Kushinagar itself is a Buddhist cultural site) and declaration as an “International Airport” will offer improved connectivity, wider choice of competitive costs to the air-travellers. It will result in boosting of domestic/international tourism and economic development of the regions. It will be an important strategic location with the international border close by. Kushinagar is located in the … Continue reading New Delhi  June 24,2020 Cabinet approves declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport

Volvo Cars and Plugsurfing offer Europe-wide charging service on all electric models  

May 06, 2020 ID: 268323 Drivers of fully electric Volvo Recharge models in Europe will soon have easy access to over 200,000 charging points, as the company has selected charging firm Plugsurfing as its partner of choice, enabling seamless long-distance travel across the continent. With the Plugsurfing agreement, Volvo Cars eliminates the most common obstacles for electric car drivers, such as inadequate access to charging points and a highly fragmented European market for charging infrastructure. The agreement with Plugsurfing, one of the largest and rapidly growing charging network aggregators in Europe, allows drivers to easily charge their electric Volvo, regardless … Continue reading Volvo Cars and Plugsurfing offer Europe-wide charging service on all electric models  

Goodness of Chicken

Mr.Vignesh Soundararajan, Executive Director, Suguna Foods Pvt. Ltd Chicken is one of the most affordable meats that have a place in the Indian food platter. The global pandemic has continued to take a toll on people’s mental and physical health. The need of the hour is to stay positive and healthy to fight this lockdown. Chicken, the miracle meat is a favorite among all age groups in the country and can do wonders to the body when consumed in the right proportions. Some of the benefits that chicken can give to every individual are listed below.  Boosts Immunity Chicken soup … Continue reading Goodness of Chicken

Identity Theft Tops Indian Consumer Security Concerns; Family Health a Priority in COVID-19 Environment – 2020 Unisys Security Index™   India has second highest level of security concerns among the 15 surveyed countries with a Unisys Security Index of 223 out of 300; COVID-19 has left a deep impact on the lives of Indians, with family health emerging as the #1 concern during a pandemic  

Bangalore, India, June 24, 2020 – Findings from the 2020 Unisys Security Index™ from Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) reveal that India has the second-highest level of security concerns of the 15 countries surveyed. The Unisys Security Index score of 223 out of 300 signifies that Indians have a high level of security concern across the breadth of national, financial, internet and personal security covered by the survey, with identity theft emerging as the top security concern overall, with 83% of Indians seriously concerned about this issue. Internet security concerns were a close second, with 82% of respondents seriously concerned about … Continue reading Identity Theft Tops Indian Consumer Security Concerns; Family Health a Priority in COVID-19 Environment – 2020 Unisys Security Index™   India has second highest level of security concerns among the 15 surveyed countries with a Unisys Security Index of 223 out of 300; COVID-19 has left a deep impact on the lives of Indians, with family health emerging as the #1 concern during a pandemic  

  Wrangler® Launches First-Ever Indigood™ Collection Using Foam-Dye Technology and Eliminating 100 Percent of Water in Denim Dyeing  

 Wrangler® which is a part of Kontoor Brands, Inc. introduces the first denim apparel dyed with foam, an innovative technique that uses 100 percent less water than conventionally-dyed denim*. The global product launch of foam-dyed denim follows Wrangler’s promise to discover and implement throughout its supply chain the most sustainable ways for dyeing denim. The introduction of Indigood™ foam-dyed denim represents Brand’s continued commitment to using our global scale to advance the denim industry while maintaining the authenticity, quality and style that consumers expect from Wrangler. Indigood™ Foam-Dye entirely replaces the traditional water drums and chemical baths of traditional … Continue reading   Wrangler® Launches First-Ever Indigood™ Collection Using Foam-Dye Technology and Eliminating 100 Percent of Water in Denim Dyeing  

Nandini co oprative socitive Distributive Food kit Corona19 effect 150 BESCOM worker Food and sivil Minister G.Gopalaiah and Ex mayer Harsh. BJP leader Jayaram.Nandini co operative prasident Lakshminarayan Dr.Nagendra

Continue reading Nandini co oprative socitive Distributive Food kit Corona19 effect 150 BESCOM worker Food and sivil Minister G.Gopalaiah and Ex mayer Harsh. BJP leader Jayaram.Nandini co operative prasident Lakshminarayan Dr.Nagendra

Amway India unites consumers this International Yoga Day through a unique virtual health and wellness festival ·         In association with Ministry of AYUSH,

Bangalore , 23st June 2020: As the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by staying indoors, Amway India, one of the country’s leading direct selling FMCG company, commemorated the International Yoga Day by organizing a special digital health and wellness festival. In line with this year’s theme of ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’, Amway India presented a one-of-its-kind digital program over two days on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. The program was conceptualized by UNION and Red Carpet Entertainers, in association with Ministry of AYUSH, International Naturopathy Organization and Eat Right Foundation & School. The two-day … Continue reading Amway India unites consumers this International Yoga Day through a unique virtual health and wellness festival ·         In association with Ministry of AYUSH,

Amway India unites consumers this International Yoga Day through a unique virtual health and wellness festival

Bangalore , 23st June 2020: As the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by staying indoors, Amway India, one of the country’s leading direct selling FMCG company, commemorated the International Yoga Day by organizing a special digital health and wellness festival. In line with this year’s theme of ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’, Amway India presented a one-of-its-kind digital program over two days on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. The program was conceptualized by UNION and Red Carpet Entertainers, in association with Ministry of AYUSH, International Naturopathy Organization and Eat Right Foundation & School. The two-day … Continue reading Amway India unites consumers this International Yoga Day through a unique virtual health and wellness festival

Gut Health – 10 minutes to Strong Immunity with Yoga Article by Palak Dengla, Chief Physiotherapist, Aster RV Hospital

How many of you face gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), acidity or heartburn? Most of us might have faced it at some point of time in our lives or especially now because of the restricted lifestyle due to social distancing, work from home and long continuous hours of sitting in a single place. It can be caused due to lack of physical movements, or an imbalance of stomach ph. levels by eating foods which are excessively oily, salty, spicy or sweet. High intake of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can further worsen the condition. Another possible cause of spike in acidity can be … Continue reading Gut Health – 10 minutes to Strong Immunity with Yoga Article by Palak Dengla, Chief Physiotherapist, Aster RV Hospital

National Design & Research Forum, The Institution of Engineers (INDIA),

Bangalore based national technology organisation, National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) is organising a Webinar on “Additive Manufacturing: Applications, Future Trends & Research th Opportunities” on 27 July 2020 from 9.30am to 13.30pm. Experts from IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kanpur, Wipro 3D will be sharing their research experience. Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing as it popularly called holds far reaching impact on many spheres of engineering and technology. The webinar aims at briefing the participants the expanding horizons of AM and research opportunities available for Indian researchers in defence, aerospace, medical, agricultural and other applications. Padmasri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Chairman of NDRF … Continue reading National Design & Research Forum, The Institution of Engineers (INDIA),

Clarifications Over PM’s Statement Compounds Confusion

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement: The government had convened an all party meeting belatedly, On June 19, to brief the opposition parties about the sequence of developments leading to the conflict at Indo-China LAC. PM Modi while addressing the meeting said unambiguously that there was “no intrusion, no occupation and no capture of our posts”. Then, why the conflict ? Why the martyrdom of our brave soldiers? Apart from issues related to the current build up and it’s chronology, the pointed question concerns the precise location of the face off … Continue reading Clarifications Over PM’s Statement Compounds Confusion

CPI(M) At All Party Meeting

CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury At the All-Party Meeting Convened by the PMO On June 19, 2020 1. The CPI(M) expresses its deep condolences at the death of our army officers and soldiers in the recent clash that took place along the Indo-China LAC, at the Galwan valley in Ladakh. 2. In the talks between our Minister for External Affairs and the Foreign Minister of China, our official statement states: “At the conclusion of the discussion, it was agreed that the overall situation would be handled in a responsible manner, and both sides would implement the disengagement understanding of 6 … Continue reading CPI(M) At All Party Meeting

Kartikeya Sharma, President, South Asia, AB InBev handing over the health kits to Dr C N Ashwath Narayan Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister, Government of Karnataka ,  

Reflecting the company’s long-standing commitment to its communities, Kartikeya Sharma, President – South Asia, AB InBev today handed over 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits to Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister, Government of Karnataka in Bangalore. In addition to this, AB InBev has donated 27,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the Karnataka State Drug and Logistics Warehouse to aid frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. Earlier in April, the company engaged with various states governments across the country to provide 73,000 litres of hand sanitizer in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, … Continue reading Kartikeya Sharma, President, South Asia, AB InBev handing over the health kits to Dr C N Ashwath Narayan Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister, Government of Karnataka ,  

Building immunity with Probiotics in the times of Covid-19 : New Insights from Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) Bangalore June 2020:, With a view to

Bangalore June 2020:, With a view to channelize International knowledge, the Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) today shared latest insights on the strong relation between Probiotics and immunity during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  These insights were shared by Prof. N.K. Ganguly, President, Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) and Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research and Dr. Neerja Hajela, Secretary, Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India). As we navigate through the most difficult times of our lives, we must remember that behind every cloud there is a silver lining. While the dreaded COVID -19 disease … Continue reading Building immunity with Probiotics in the times of Covid-19 : New Insights from Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) Bangalore June 2020:, With a view to

CarDekho reports 99% surge in traffic for pre-owned cars post lockdown  

Bengaluru, 12th June 2020: CarDekho, the leading full-stack auto company has reported 99% recovery in customer traffic for used car segment after the lockdown whereas 77% customers are back to search for new cars. A study conducted by the company shows that with the lifting of the lockdown, there is a major shift in customers preferences across the segments, with hatchback and low-budget being the most sought-after cars across segments. The traffic from Orange and Green Zones for new cars PAN India has recovered 84 % where as from red zones it has recovered 58% ; It signifies the customer … Continue reading CarDekho reports 99% surge in traffic for pre-owned cars post lockdown  

Building immunity with Probiotics in the times of Covid-19 : New Insights from Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India)

Probiotic Science Foundation (India) Bangalore June 2020:, With a view to channelize International knowledge, the Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) today shared latest insights on the strong relation between Probiotics and immunity during the Covid-19 Pandemic. These insights were shared by Prof. N.K. Ganguly, President, Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) and Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research and Dr. Neerja Hajela, Secretary, Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India). As we navigate through the most difficult times of our lives, we must remember that behind every cloud there is a silver lining. While the … Continue reading Building immunity with Probiotics in the times of Covid-19 : New Insights from Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India)

SINGAPORE AIRLINES BOOSTS “HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES” TO ENHANCE CUSTOMER JOURNEY

Bengaluru, 7th June 2020 : Singapore Airlines (SIA) has introduced a range of health and safety initiatives, and enhanced several existing measures, in recent weeks as part of a comprehensive review of the end-to-end customer journey This has allowed SIA to refine the travel experience based on the advice of medical experts, regulators and partners, as well as feedback from its customers. These initiatives help to ensure a safe and healthy environment for customers, allowing them to travel in confidence with the Airline. Information on the health and safety measures during the pre-flight stage, at the airport, on board the … Continue reading SINGAPORE AIRLINES BOOSTS “HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES” TO ENHANCE CUSTOMER JOURNEY

Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) expands presence in South Asia; Ties-up with Delhi Public School, Biratnagar, Nepal for its Distance Learning Programme

Bengaluru, 26th May 2020 – Aspart of the company’s vision to help students overseas take the first step in their endeavor to become doctors and engineers, Aakash Educational Services Ltd. (AESL), India’s leader in test preparation services, has expanded its presence in South Asia (outside India) by entering into a strategic tie-up with Delhi Public School, one of the most reputed schools in Biratnagar, Nepal, to provide Distance Learning Program (DLP) to its students from Class VIII-XII. It is AESL’s first collaboration with an educational institution in the Himalayan country, where it is already offering digital courses to students. Under … Continue reading Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) expands presence in South Asia; Ties-up with Delhi Public School, Biratnagar, Nepal for its Distance Learning Programme

FCI issues 11.80 lakh tonnes of foodgrains to the state during Lockdown / (2) Free Food Grains worth Rs 2507 crores to Karnataka  

(2) Free Food Grains worth Rs 2507 crores to Karnataka Food Corporation of India, Karnataka region is meeting the food grain requirements of the state for public distribution. Karnataka is the leading rice receiving state at national level with rice being received from Punjab, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh. From the start of lock down, FCI has inducted 11 lakh tonnes of food grains through 405 train loads and further issued 11.80 lakh tonnes to the state government under all schemes. This is inclusive of 6 lakh tonnes of free food grains worth Rs 2340 Crores under PMGKAY alone. In addition, … Continue reading FCI issues 11.80 lakh tonnes of foodgrains to the state during Lockdown / (2) Free Food Grains worth Rs 2507 crores to Karnataka  

IDFC FIRST Bank launches video KYC for online Savings Accounts  Customers can start earning 7% on savings  Digital journey gives customers a branch-like experience at home, enabling KYC completion online

Chennai, May 27, 2020: Putting customers’ safety first, IDFC FIRST Bank today announced the launch of video KYC for its online Savings Accounts opening journey. The start-to-finish digital journey makes Savings Account opening a delight, as it enables customers to complete the paperless KYC process in approximately two minutes and avail the industry’s best interest rates on savings balances. The digital facility offers customers a branch-like experience at home, making it possible to meet bankers virtually, at a time convenient to the customer. The zero contact method completely does away with paper work or biometric verification, thereby removing physical interaction … Continue reading IDFC FIRST Bank launches video KYC for online Savings Accounts  Customers can start earning 7% on savings  Digital journey gives customers a branch-like experience at home, enabling KYC completion online

HAL Produced FOC Standard LCAs Join IAF Stable  

Bengaluru, May 27, 2020: HAL produced FOC standard LCA Tejas   has been inducted into IAF Squadron ‘The Flying Bullets’ at a function at Sulur (Tamil Nadu) today, marking another milestone for HAL. “We are proud to deliver a much lethal aircraft than the IOC block. Apart from all the capabilities of IOC aircraft, the FOC variant additionally comes with Air- to-Air refueling capability, close combat gun, additional drop tanks, BVR missile capability, updated avionics and flight control software suite”, says Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL.   The FOC variant will reduce the maintenance man hours and turn-around time resulting … Continue reading HAL Produced FOC Standard LCAs Join IAF Stable  

Suguna Foods Addresses COVID-19 from Immunity Angle Across the Country Increased the production of critical Vitamin D eggs 

Bengaluru, May 27, 2020: India’s largest poultry conglomerate, Suguna Foods announced that it has ramped up the production of Vitamin D enriched eggs, the first of its kind in the country, as part of its relentless commitment to support the public health response and protect their well-being. Available across the company’s flagship Suguna Daily Fresh outlets and other supermarkets, these super-specialty eggs provide 82% of the daily value of Vitamin D in a single egg which is a critical component in the current health crisis due to COVID-19. Since March, Suguna Foods has significantly increased the production of Vitamin D … Continue reading Suguna Foods Addresses COVID-19 from Immunity Angle Across the Country Increased the production of critical Vitamin D eggs 

Gold loan for agriculture,Canara Bank launches Special Gold Loan Business Vertical   agri-allied sectors, medical and personal emergencies and Over Draft facilities against Gold. Special campaign period is till 30th June 2020 with interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum. Chennai 18th May 2020: The current pandemic has changed the socio-economic order of the country and managing everyday expenses, business continuity, health and family care are a challenge for many. Canara Bank, the fourth largest Public Sector Bank in India, has identified the emerging financial needs of customers and the need to support their livelihood in view of the current challenges and uncertainties. In order to address these needs and to provide hassle free credit, the Bank has launched a Special Business Vertical dedicated for Gold Loans The Bank’s Gold Loan products are designed keeping in mind the need for quick, hassle-free experience for customers with low interest cost. The loans will help the customers with the much needed liquidity to revive their business activities and to bring back normalcy to their lives. With this objective, the Bank has also launched a special Gold Loan campaign till 30th June 2020 with an interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum. The credit can be utilized for different purposes, such as expenses for agriculture and allied activities, business needs , health emergencies, personal needs etc among numerous other requirements . The loan facility can be availed from all designated branches pan India. Mr. D Vijay Kumar, General Manager, Canara Bank said, “Gold, a precious commodity, is widely held by Indians as family asset in the form of jewellery and coins, however seldom leveraged for monetary requirements. In times of need, this asset can be utilized to avail credit to support emergency cash requirements”. Mr. D Vijay Kumar added, “We understand the depth of the issues our customers are currently facing due to Covid 19 pandemic and they are in need of immediate credit support to meet their emergency needs. Hence special Gold Loan products are designed keeping in mind the challenges faced by the customers affected by Covid 19 pandemic and these products come with lower rate of interest (7.85% /annum), minimum turnaround time (TAT) and high flexibility to meet their credit needs”. The loans are payable within a period of one to three years with flexible repayment options.

Continue reading Gold loan for agriculture,Canara Bank launches Special Gold Loan Business Vertical   agri-allied sectors, medical and personal emergencies and Over Draft facilities against Gold. Special campaign period is till 30th June 2020 with interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum. Chennai 18th May 2020: The current pandemic has changed the socio-economic order of the country and managing everyday expenses, business continuity, health and family care are a challenge for many. Canara Bank, the fourth largest Public Sector Bank in India, has identified the emerging financial needs of customers and the need to support their livelihood in view of the current challenges and uncertainties. In order to address these needs and to provide hassle free credit, the Bank has launched a Special Business Vertical dedicated for Gold Loans The Bank’s Gold Loan products are designed keeping in mind the need for quick, hassle-free experience for customers with low interest cost. The loans will help the customers with the much needed liquidity to revive their business activities and to bring back normalcy to their lives. With this objective, the Bank has also launched a special Gold Loan campaign till 30th June 2020 with an interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum. The credit can be utilized for different purposes, such as expenses for agriculture and allied activities, business needs , health emergencies, personal needs etc among numerous other requirements . The loan facility can be availed from all designated branches pan India. Mr. D Vijay Kumar, General Manager, Canara Bank said, “Gold, a precious commodity, is widely held by Indians as family asset in the form of jewellery and coins, however seldom leveraged for monetary requirements. In times of need, this asset can be utilized to avail credit to support emergency cash requirements”. Mr. D Vijay Kumar added, “We understand the depth of the issues our customers are currently facing due to Covid 19 pandemic and they are in need of immediate credit support to meet their emergency needs. Hence special Gold Loan products are designed keeping in mind the challenges faced by the customers affected by Covid 19 pandemic and these products come with lower rate of interest (7.85% /annum), minimum turnaround time (TAT) and high flexibility to meet their credit needs”. The loans are payable within a period of one to three years with flexible repayment options.

. A silver lining worth 90 crores of kindness

India, May 2020: As the world still reels under the impact of the COVID pandemic, the need to be optimistic has never been greater. But even through this daunting time, people are proving that compassion and empathy do not depend entirely on the giver’s personal well being. Milaap, South Asia’s largest platform opened up their platform for COVID related needs on March 22, 2020. Within a month, thousands of individuals have collectively mobilized funds worth nearly 90 crores. The online funding campaigns not only span across helping stranded migrants and daily wage labourers get access to essentials and community kitchens … Continue reading . A silver lining worth 90 crores of kindness

RENAULT OPENS BOOKINGS FOR “TRIBER EASY-R AMT” PRICE STARTS AT INR 6.18 LAKHS  

TRIBER EASY-R AMT will further strengthen the key USPs of TRIBER – Flexible, Attractive & Affordable TRIBER EASY-R AMT will be available in three trims – RXL, RXT, RXZ, with more than 25 key features as standard equipment across all trims Renault’s new game-changer is also being exported to South Africa and SAARC countries Renault TRIBER versions & price build up ensures customer price advantage at each version Offers great balance between performance and fuel economy, with low total cost of maintenance along with comfortable space for one to seven adults in less than 4 meters More than 30 class … Continue reading RENAULT OPENS BOOKINGS FOR “TRIBER EASY-R AMT” PRICE STARTS AT INR 6.18 LAKHS  

Analysis of Sources of Funding of Regional Parties of India, FY 2018-19 The reports in both English and Hindi

Executive Summary Political Parties play a key role in democracies as they contest elections, form governments, formulate policies and are responsible for providing governance and improving the lives of the common man. Political parties need access to money in order to reach out to the electorate, explain their goals/policies and receive inputs from people. But where do they collect their funds from? An analysis of their Income Tax Returns and donations statements filed with the Election Commission of India (ECI) shows that the sources remain largely unknown. At present, political parties are not required to reveal the name of individuals … Continue reading Analysis of Sources of Funding of Regional Parties of India, FY 2018-19 The reports in both English and Hindi

Dy CM C N Ashwatha Narayan interacts with citizens & RWAs through NBF’s ‘Reboot Namma Bengaluru’  

School fee, rejuvenation of lakes, street vendor issues & financial packages formed crux of discussion Bangalore, May 16,The webinar ‘Reboot Namma Bengaluru’ took place from 07:00 PM IST to 08:00 PM IST on 15th May 2020 where Honourable Deputy Chief Minister interacted with RWAs, NGOs and Citizen groups. The topics discussed ranged from school fees to environment. The responses and key take-aways from Dy CM’s conversation are as follows: 1.Streets and footpaths belong to citizen. If free footpaths are available to citizen to walk, like now in this Covid19 situation, they don’t need vehicles. Pedestrian rights are more than street … Continue reading Dy CM C N Ashwatha Narayan interacts with citizens & RWAs through NBF’s ‘Reboot Namma Bengaluru’  

Masala King Dhananjay Datar to sponsor the repatriation of Indians from UAE

Bangalore May 2020: There is promising news for thousands of stranded Indians waiting for their return from UAE to India on the background of current COVID 19 pandemic. The air traffic between these two countries has been resumed and the process of registration of names with Indian Consulate and ticket booking has also commenced. Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, is extending his co-operation in sponsoring the air ticket expenses of the needy travellers coming back to India. Dr. Datar said he will contribute to the ticket expense and COVID testing fees for Indians from … Continue reading Masala King Dhananjay Datar to sponsor the repatriation of Indians from UAE

COVID 19: Legrand India to facilitate “quarantine centres to support by working with various by has enabled support through its electrical products such as protection devices, wiring devices and UPS for hospitals and healthcare facilities countrywide which will house over 2000 beds and intensive care facilities for COVID-19 patients.   With Healthcare as focus, the company is providing PPE to doctors and medical staff in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala to support the frontline workers in their fight against COVID-19.     Legrand has been conducting various activities across the nation to support several communities in the battle against Covid-19. To fight against the pandemic, apart from healthcare, Legrand India has provided 2.6 lakh personal protective equipment to electricians, journalists (Chennai Press club), NGO health workers, drivers community & police officials.   Speaking on the Covid-19 support, Mr. Tony Berland, Managing Director and CEO, Group Legrand India said, “As a socially responsible organisation, we at Legrand have always put health and safety at the forefront, be it for our employees or the society at large. We saw the arising need for infrastructural support for isolation wards & quarantine centres across the country and as a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure, we are working with government stakeholders  to bridge the gap and fulfil the need to the maximum possible extent.” He further added, “I feel proud to be a part of an organization where PEOPLE and COMMUNITY are the key focus area”.  

Continue reading COVID 19: Legrand India to facilitate “quarantine centres to support by working with various by has enabled support through its electrical products such as protection devices, wiring devices and UPS for hospitals and healthcare facilities countrywide which will house over 2000 beds and intensive care facilities for COVID-19 patients.   With Healthcare as focus, the company is providing PPE to doctors and medical staff in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala to support the frontline workers in their fight against COVID-19.     Legrand has been conducting various activities across the nation to support several communities in the battle against Covid-19. To fight against the pandemic, apart from healthcare, Legrand India has provided 2.6 lakh personal protective equipment to electricians, journalists (Chennai Press club), NGO health workers, drivers community & police officials.   Speaking on the Covid-19 support, Mr. Tony Berland, Managing Director and CEO, Group Legrand India said, “As a socially responsible organisation, we at Legrand have always put health and safety at the forefront, be it for our employees or the society at large. We saw the arising need for infrastructural support for isolation wards & quarantine centres across the country and as a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure, we are working with government stakeholders  to bridge the gap and fulfil the need to the maximum possible extent.” He further added, “I feel proud to be a part of an organization where PEOPLE and COMMUNITY are the key focus area”.  

Wipro positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe  

East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA and Bangalore, India – May 14, 2020: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services (MWS), Europe. The report authored by David Groombridge, Claudio Da Rold, Tobi Bet, and Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen and was published on 25 February 2020.   “Gartner evaluates the MWS providers based on the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods and procedures that enable each provider’s performance to be competitive and effective, … Continue reading Wipro positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe  

Comment of Prof. K.R. Shyam Sundar, Professor, XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

The FM’s second tranche of relief measures have sought to address issues concerning generally the urban poor and more specifically the migrant workers and the street vendors.   The biggest take-away and the only credible relief measure amongst the host of announcements made today is that migrant workers even without the ration card can avail 5 kg of rice or wheat and 5kg chana per family.   The FM has announced that this document-free free ration will benefit approximately 8 crore people.  During the announcement of measures during the COVID-19 times, when it comes to claimed beneficiaries numbers often easily … Continue reading Comment of Prof. K.R. Shyam Sundar, Professor, XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

 Minister announces short term and long-term measures for supporting the poor, including migrants, farmers, tiny businesses and street vendors • Free food grains supply to Migrants for 2 months. • Technology system to be used enabling Migrants to access PDS(Ration) from any Fair Price Shops in India by March,2021-One Nation one Ration Card • Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes for Migrant Workers and Urban Poor to be launched • 2% Interest Subvention for 12 months for Shishu MUDRA loanees- Relief of Rs. 1500 crore • Rs 5000 crore Credit facility for Street Vendors. • Rs70,000 crore boost to housing sector and middle income group through extension of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for MIG under PMAY(Urban) • Rs 6,000 crore for Creating employment using CAMPA funds • Rs 30,000 crore Additional Emergency Working Capital for farmers through NABARD • Rs 2 lakh crore concessional credit boost to 2.5 crore farmers under Kisan Credit Card Scheme

Hon’ble Prime Minister announced a Special economic and comprehensive package of Rs 20 lakh Crore – equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP on 12th May 2020. He gave a clarion call for आत्मनिर्भर भारत अभियान or Self-Reliant India Movement. He also outlined five pillars of Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand. Announcing the 2nd Tranche of measures to ameliorate the hardships faced specifically by migrant labours, street vendors, migrant urban poor, small traders self-employed people, small farmers and housing, Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today in her press conference detailed the short term and long-term measures for supporting the … Continue reading  Minister announces short term and long-term measures for supporting the poor, including migrants, farmers, tiny businesses and street vendors • Free food grains supply to Migrants for 2 months. • Technology system to be used enabling Migrants to access PDS(Ration) from any Fair Price Shops in India by March,2021-One Nation one Ration Card • Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes for Migrant Workers and Urban Poor to be launched • 2% Interest Subvention for 12 months for Shishu MUDRA loanees- Relief of Rs. 1500 crore • Rs 5000 crore Credit facility for Street Vendors. • Rs70,000 crore boost to housing sector and middle income group through extension of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for MIG under PMAY(Urban) • Rs 6,000 crore for Creating employment using CAMPA funds • Rs 30,000 crore Additional Emergency Working Capital for farmers through NABARD • Rs 2 lakh crore concessional credit boost to 2.5 crore farmers under Kisan Credit Card Scheme