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*SOS Children’s Villages opens doors to Children who have lost parental care due to COVID-19*

 Delhi / April 30, 2021: SOS Children’s Villages India has announced that it is ready to provide short or long-term care to vulnerable children across the country whose safety, security, and well-being have been severely affected because of losing parental care due to the pandemic and have no caregivers left to provide for them. Said Mr. Sumanta Kar, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages: “In these trying times we express solidarity with the people to fight COVID-19, which has devastated the socio-economic fabric of the country. We are trying our best to ensure that all the children under our care are safe and secure. We are willing to join hands with the government, the corporates, and the civil society to extend care to children belonging to the underserved communities, whose families have been affected due to the pandemic in our 32 children’s Villages across 22 states in providing short term and long term care. Children whose parents are COVID positive and are undergoing treatm

*AU Small Finance Bank reports 73% growth in FY21 PAT – A resilient performance in a challenging environment*

 Jaipur, April 30th, 2021: The Board of Directors of AU Small Finance Bank Limited at its meeting held today, approved the audited financial results for quarter and financial year ended 31st March, 2021. Key highlights (FY21):  Resilient performance amidst ongoing challenges  Despite the challenging environment, Bank was able to deliver RoE of 23.4% in FY21 (including profit from sale of Aavas stake) and 12.0% (excluding profit from sale of Aavas stake) o PAT of Rs 1,171 including profits from sale of Aavas, up 73% YoY; ex-Aavas PAT at ₹ 600 Cr o AUM grew by 22% YoY despite muted disbursements in H1FY21  o Deposits increased by 38% YoY  o CASA ratio increased to 23% from 14% o Cost of Funds declined 86 bps YoY to 6.8%  o Overall provisioning at 2.9% of advances o Tier 1 ratio increased to 21.5% from 18.4%  Portfolio performance has increased confidence in our customer segment, asset class and credit underwriting  Made significant progress towards becoming a tech-led bank: o Launche

*SBI General Insurance reports 22% growth in GWP*

 Owing to expansive pan-India reach enabled by the increasing number of distribution partners in bancassurance, OEM tie-ups and digital integrations SBI General gained a market share of 4.2%  • Revenue for FY 20-21 grew by 22% recording a GWP of Rs. 8312 crores • Net Profit of the Company grew by 32% • Combined Ratio recorded is 99.8% for FY 20-21 • Reported Solvency Ratio of 2.00 • Current Market Share grew to 4.2%   Mumbai, April 30, 2021: SBI General Insurance, one of India’s leading general insurance companies, today announced its financial results with a Net Profit of Rs. 544 crore and Gross Written Premium (GWP) of Rs. 8312 crore in FY 20-21. The company’s GWP grew by 22% where the general insurance industry has shown a growth of 5.2%. In its 11 years of operations, the company has shown steady growth for the past 4 years, while maintaining positive track record of underwriting.  Mr. PC Kandpal, MD and CEO, SBI General Insurance, said, “We all have gone through challenging times

*Practically Partners with Robotics Club, IIT Guwahati To Introduce One-of-a-Kind Robotics Certificate Course*

 • Part of Practically’s recently launched Summer Workshop with ongoing courses in Scratch Programming, YouTube Pro, Chess, Gaming with Unity, Math & Science Beyond Books • Course starts on May 4, 2021 and will be available for free on the Practically app   April 29, 2021: Practically, India’s first experiential learning app, designed to make learning immersive and increase retention in STEM learning among students of classes 6 to 12, in collaboration with Robotics Club IIT Guwahati, has launched an exclusive, free and one-of-a-kind Robotics Certificate Course. The five-week course will commence on May 04, 2021 and is a part of Practically’s Summer Workshop. The workshop has five other ongoing courses like Scratch Programming, YouTube Pro, Chess, Gaming with Unity, Math & Science Beyond Books. The courses have been very well received by students and seeing enthusiastic engagement from participants.  The Robotics course aims to train students in building a smart bulb that can be

“It is important to find happiness in little things and set smaller goals in life” – says Sayantani Ghosh aka Daljeet Bagga from Sony SAB’s Tera Yaar Hoon Main

 Television artists have always put their best foot forward to entertain their audience. While following the stay home and stay safe mantra, the artists are utilising their time off from the shoot. Such has been the experience of Sayantani Ghosh, who continues to win hearts with her exceptional portrayal as Daljeet Bagga in Sony SAB’s light-hearted show, Tera Yaar Hoon Main, is utilising and keeping herself engaged during these tough times. Sayantani Ghosh talks about how she is keeping an optimistic approach during theseunprecedented times, she shares,“To me, being cheerful and thoughtfulis important and one needs to be in the right frame of mind during these tough times. During this time off from the shoot, I sincerely wanted to create a list of everything I would want to do and utilise this time fruitfully while staying at home. I believe it is important tofind happiness in little things and set smaller goals in life. Since I love dancing, I sometimes put on some music and perform t

Your passion could be greater than your profession

 Is your passion getting compromised under the shadows of your profession? There is no compulsion to transform your entire professional choice, but there could be some room to incorporate your passion in life.  Individuals who have the zeal and courage to live life are the ones who possess rich personalities. The two things that must not come in one's way of that zeal to live are one's age and one profession. We come across so many instances where a person creates a world of dreams for themselves and their future, but with time and age, they move towards a different goal, having these dreams buried somewhere in the past. And since the individual misses out on living their passions, soon there is a gradual shift from living their life to passing their life and hence, perceive their life to be dissatisfactory. Dr.(Er) Azad Jain is one of those personalities who can inspire you to fulfill this dissatisfaction in life.  Dr.(Er) Azad Jain, B.E. (Civil) M.E. (Structure) PhD, served a

बुंदेली शेफ: अब देश चखेगा बुंदेली महिलाओं के हाथ का स्वाद, जल्द बुंदेलखंड ट्रूपल पर

 • देश की पहली ऑनलाइन शेफ प्रतियोगिता • 1 मई से हर शनिवार दोपहर 3 बजे   • 50 हजार तक की डिजिटल ब्रांडिंग व कई आकर्षक उपहार  भोपाल: बुंदेलखंड क्षेत्र का तेजी से उभरता ऑनलाइन न्यूज प्लेटफार्म बुंदेलखंड ट्रूपल जल्द ही क्षेत्र की महिलाओं के लिए बुंदेली शेफ प्रतियोगिता आयोजित करने जा रहा है। 1 मई से शुरू होने जा रही इस ऑनलाइन प्रतियोगिता के अंतर्गत बुंदेलखंड के मशहूर व्यंजनों की पेशकश देखने को मिलेगी। खासबात यह है कि प्रतिभागियों द्वारा बनाए गए व्यंजनों को उनके ही शहर के प्रचलित शेफ जज करेंगे। देश के इस पहले ऑनलाइन शेफ प्रतियोगिता का संचालन बुंदेली शेफ ज्योति नामदेव करेंगी।  इस बारे में अधिक जानकारी देते हुए चैनल के को-फाउंडर अतुल मलिकराम ने बताया कि पिछले एक साल से बनी परिस्थियों में सबसे अधिक जिम्मेदारी घर की महिलाओं पर बढ़ी है। वह कम पैसे में घर खर्च चलाना हो या पूरे समय परिवार के तमाम सदस्यों की देखभाल, महिलाओं ने हर किरदार को बखूबी निभाया है। बुंदेली शेफ उन महिलाओं के सम्मान में, उनकी क्षमता से दुनिया को रूबरू कराने का मंच है। उन्होंने कहा कि, भारत में शेफ से जुड़ी जितनी भी प्रतियोगिता

ज़ी बॉलीवुड और ज़ी क्लासिक पर देखिए हिंदुस्तान के इतिहास की सबसे बड़ी दास्तान-ए-मोहब्बत, मुग़ल-ए-आज़म

 ज़ी बॉलीवुड और ज़ी क्लासिक पर एक साथ होगा मुग़ल-ए-आज़म का प्रसारण, रविवार 2 मई को दोपहर 12 बजे   "मेरा दिल भी कोई आपका हिंदुस्तान नहीं... जिस पर आप हुकूमत करें।" फिल्म मुग़ल-ए-आज़म का यह संवाद कई पीढ़ियों से भारतीय सिनेमा की सबसे मशहूर लाइनों में से एक बना हुआ है। सलीम और अनारकली की यह ऐतिहासिक दास्तान-ए-मोहब्बत, अब भी सबसे बड़ी प्रेम कथाओं में से एक के रूप में हमारे दिलों में बसी हुई है। इस कालजयी फिल्म का जश्न मनाने के लिए ज़ी बॉलीवुड इस मास्टरपीस का रंगीन संस्करण प्रसारित करने जा रहा है, साथ ही ज़ी क्लासिक इस फिल्म को इसके ओरिजिनल ब्लैक एंड व्हाइट अवतार में दिखाएगा। इन दोनों चैनलों पर एक साथ इस फिल्म के प्रसारण के साथ ही, दर्शक अपनी पसंद का संस्करण देख सकते हैं। तो आप भी पहली बार इस मास्टरपीस को इसके पूरे गौरवशाली स्वरूप में देखने के लिए तैयार हो जाइए, रविवार 2 मई को दोपहर 12 बजे, ज़ी बॉलीवुड और ज़ी क्लासिक पर।   के. आसिफ की इस फिल्म में लेजेंडरी दिलीप कुमार, मधुबाला और पृथ्वीराज कपूर ने महत्वपूर्ण भूमिकाएं निभाई हैं। रिलीज़ के दौरान इस फिल्म ने बॉक्स ऑफिस पर तमाम रिकॉर्ड

*Netafim-backed NAFA raises USD 50 mn via Equity and ECB*

 Mumbai, April 26, 2021: Netafim Agricultural Financing Agency Pvt. Ltd. (NAFA), an agri-focused NBFC and a subsidiary of Netafim Singapore, has raised USD 40 million via external commercial borrowing (ECB) from the Phoenix Group and Cogito Capital, both Israel based investors. The raised funds will be utilized effectively for business expansion, enhanced offerings, and to expand horizons in the agri-rural domain. The company would successfully improve its margins as it intends to service the high-cost old debt and bring down the overall cost of funds.  The deal also marks fresh equity infusion into NAFA, which recently raised USD 9.4 million of Tier I Capital from Netafim Singapore and offered exit to the initial equity partners Atmaram Properties & Granite Hill Fund as they had reached their investment horizon. This is the maiden investment for both Phoenix Group and Cogito Capital in India and NAFA, through acquiring stake in Netafim Singapore.  Since acquiring NBFC license from


  The super spacious and ultra-modular Renault TRIBER is a key model for Renault in India with more than 75,000 happy customers  Launches the All-New MY21 TRIBER at INR 5.30 Lakhs  The all-new Renault TRIBER becomes more flexible and more attractive with new look & new features - o Steering Wheel Mounted Audio & Phone Controls o Driver Seat Height Adjust o Best In Segment Dual Tone Exteriors across all colour options o New Exterior Body Colour – Cedar Brown o LED Turn Indicator On ORVMs  Renault TRIBER EASY-R AMT launched last year has further strengthened the key USPs of TRIBER, making it the most affordable AMT in its segment  Renault TRIBER has struck a strong chord with customers owing to its outstanding quality, modularity, attractive design & modern features with superior value packaging New Delhi, April 26, 2021: Staying true to its commitment to keep building on the success of TRIBER with breakthrough product innovations, Renault India launched the all-new Rena


 National, 26 April 2021:, India’s leading matrimony service, today announced the launch of, an exclusive service for finding a life partner who has graduated from premier institutes like the IIMs, IITs and other top universities and colleges from India and abroad. The service is available on the app, mobile site and desktop. Individuals who have a Management, Tech or Professional degree from premier educational institutions, across India and overseas, can register to find a match.  The company, which is known for its micro market strategy and segmentation, understands very well that alumni of premier institutes are looking for their special someone who matches their interests, educational background, intellect, experiences, and aspirations, apart from the usual criteria like language, location, community etc. Explaining the idea behind the launch, Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder and CEO –, says, “Over the past 21 years, thousands of women

&TV ke shows par dekhiye drama, suspense aur comedy ki khichdi

 Episodes after episodes, &TV shows are bringing a lot of drama, suspense and comedy to the plate for its viewers. In the upcoming track of BhabijiGhar Par Hai, Modern colony meinchayegabhoot ka saya! For the sake of Anita Bhabi (NehhaPendse)’s grooming class fees, Vibhuti Narayan Mishra (Aasif Sheikh) spreads the rumour that a ghost named Daddy is possessing the people of Modern Colony. Will Daddy ka bhoot take over the Modern Colony? Meanwhile in Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, Katori Amma (Himani Shivpuri) is very upset about the fact that nobody has time for her. So she ends up taking Sanyas with Beni who is also upset as his wife is having an extra marital affair. Will Happu (Yogesh Tripathi) and the paltan be able to stop Amma from taking Sanyas? In ‘Aur Bhai Kya ChalRaha Hai?’, the TV has taken centre stage. Sakina (Akansha Sharma) aurShanti (Farhana Fatema) kinayi demand ne kardiyahaiMishra (Ambrish Bobby)aurMirza (Pawan Singh)kezindagimeinbawal. KaiseshaamtakSmartTVlaaye, yehisawa

Badshah reveals his journey from being a maths genius to music lover with Tulsi Kumar in Indie Hain Hum Season 2

 The India n Rap king, who has ruled our hearts with his several chartbusters, joins host Tulsi Kumar in the new episode of Indie Hain Hum Season 2. The talented singer and host Tulsi Kumar gets everyone’s favourite rapper Badshah to reveal his journey from wanting to join IAS to showcasing his musical talent to the world. Tulsi Kumar, who starts the show on a soulful note as she sings the unplugged version of her song Tere Naal, introduces an ambitious talented independent artist, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya in the second season of T-Series and Red FM’s show Indie Hain Hum. Having studied music at Berklee College of Music, Sanjeeta is truly gifted and can sing it all – jazz, blues, alternative, Bollywood and currently is changing the musical scenario in the nation with her body of work. Bringing a wave of change, our beloved Badshah has given some really great and foot-tapping hits. Learning about Sanjeeta’s music, Badshah too was floored and encouraged her to continue with what she was doi

*Van Heusen launches new sub-brand ‘Denim Labs’*

 A new line of denim offerings, crafted for the modern-day professionals Unveils a campaign ‘Move In The New Blue’ featuring Brand Ambassador `Jacqueline Fernandez’ Mumbai; April 20, 2021: - Van Heusen, India’s leading power dressing brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., today announced the launch of its new sub-brand ‘Denim Labs’. Van Heusen Denim Labs ushers in the new age of denim, crafted for the modern-day professionals who need to seamlessly shift between work and play. The brand has also launched a campaign entitled ‘Move In The New Blue’ featuring the face of the brand and India’s leading Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez.  Targeting young professionals, Van Heusen Denim Labs is designed to look undeniably sharp and engineered to provide true freedom of movement, infused with an upgrade on style and comfort. Using its rich experience of over 128-years in the workwear category, this new sub-brand stands for fashion and functionality, with each product offering creat

*Acer launches Spin 7 – India’s first 5G enabled laptop powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform*

 Highlights – • The Acer Spin 7 is powered by the Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™️ 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform which supports both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G frequencies, enabling users to stay connected on-the-go with the blazing speeds of 5G • The convertible laptop is powered by the Qualcomm®️ Kryo™️ 495 octa-core CPU with up to 3.0 GHz speed • The new Spin 7 weighs just 1.4 kg at a mere 15.9 mm thin with a sleek magnesium-aluminum alloy body  • The all-new 5G Spin 7 features a 360° durable hinge design allowing users to easily rotate the screen to tablet or tent mode to comfortably read, write, sketch, or share work when needed. • With multi-day battery life [1], the Spin 7 allows for extended use • The touchscreen covered with Antimicrobial Corning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass gives protection and a 100% sRGB gamut along with 250 nits brightness make for a bright and vivid screen • Additionally, a dockable Wacom AES 1.0 pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity is included, enabling users to draw

*By digitizing over 50 lakh businesses in 6 months, myBillBook fuels the growth of SMBs in India*

 • More than 3.5 lakh SMBs digitized in Karnataka, 7 lakhs in Maharashtra, 6 lakh in Gujarat, 5 lakh in Delhi and 4 lakh in Rajasthan   • myBillBook is the flagship product of FloBiz, a Bengaluru based technology company that aims to accelerate the growth of SMBs across the country Bengaluru, 21st April 2021: Bengaluru based FloBiz, India's fastest growing SMB technology company launches myBillBook - a simple to use billing and accounting app for small & medium businesses. It is available on both mobile and desktop. myBillBook provides an easy-to-use and secure experience to business owners with a seamless sign-up process – enabling digitization of their business operations in a matter of minutes. myBillBook offers a complete billing and accounting solution on a mobile phone enabling businesses to digitize their entire business operations. It is currently available in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil.  myBillBook helps both GST and non-GST businesses in creating bills, recording

*Pure Skies, a revolutionary VC backed green-tech system from Devic Earth covers the widest area of any air pollution control system in India*

 It uses pulsed Wi-Fi technology to remove 40-50% of nano-sized particles at <20µm, including PM2.5 and PM10, from the air Bengaluru, April 21, 2021: Pure Skies is an innovative flagship air pollution control system from Devic Earth, a Bengaluru-based green technology start-up. It uses pulsed Wi-Fi technology to tackle airborne gaseous and particle pollutants in industrial complexes, homes and cities. Available for both indoor and outdoor spaces, Pure Skies is a plug-and-play system. Just pushing a button will help remove 40-50 percent of nano-sized particles at <20µm, including PM2.5 and PM10, from the air you breathe. With over 40 installations across India, Pure Skies can cover areas as large as hundreds of acres outdoors using a point-to-point network, similar to commercial Wi-Fi systems. Pure Skies improves air quality by as much as 33%, reducing pollutants that damage human health, such as particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2).

*Peter England launches ‘The Antiviral* Linen Project’ with new brand campaign ‘Easy On You’*

 ~ The collection epitomizes the finest and exceptionally crafted linen shirts ~ Mumbai; April 15, 2021: Peter England, a leading international menswear brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, unveiled its new spring summer clothing line “The Antiviral Linen Project”. The brand has launched this collection through a refreshing campaign with the tagline ‘Easy On You’.  Peter England has curated a wide array of premium linen shirts in unbeatable designs and colors specifically designed to meet the summer needs. Starting at an attractive price of Rs 1799/-, these 100% Linen Shirts are breathable, feather soft and are infused with Antiviral* technology powered by VirobanTM, a Swiss Fabric Technology Firm.  The brand’s commercial features two free spirited young men on the go sporting Peter England Linen shirts and enjoying landscapes while dodging the hustle of city life and office. The campaign beautifully asserts the theme of Going Easy this summer with the comfort of impecc

*70% Car buyers are unaware of Car subscription services: CarDekhoSurvey*

 - Maruti Suzuki India leads the awareness campaign with over 75% vigilance New Delhi, April 15, 2021: CarDekho, India’s leading auto-tech company initiated a consumer survey to find the acceptability and awareness about this service in the Indian metros. The survey revealed that car subscription is at a nascent stage in India, primarily because of a lack of awareness of the service/facility among customers. Close to 70% survey respondents are unaware of car subscription service offered by brands like Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai Motor India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota Motor India, ZoomCars, Revv, Myles,and others.  The survey was conducted with a broad objective of understanding the current state of consumer awareness,interest, acceptability and apprehensions related to subscription services. Owing to COVID-19, people prefer personal mobility since travelling by public transport is not considered safe in these times. Besides, economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic, customers

*The Asia-Pacific Predator League Finals Conclude After Six Days of Intense Battling Across 17 Regions*

 • The champions of the four sub-tournament are: TNC Predator from the Philippines, Team Veteran from Myanmar, DWG-KIA from South Korea, and Eagle 365 from Indonesia  • Japan will host the APAC Predator League 2022 Grand Finals Bengaluru, April 15, 2021: Esports players from 17 regions battled intensely over six days to bring the Asia-Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final to a thrilling conclusion.  The online tournament was covered by several channels, altogether amassing more than 15 million views.  This year, the finals were divided into four sub-tournaments: two for Dota 2 and two for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG). The four winning teams will share a prize pool of USD 240,000 and receive the coveted Predator shields. Dota 2 Highlights The Predator League 2020/21 Dota 2 Asia lower bracket final saw Team Veteran, a team representing Myanmar, grind their way past The Council from Bangladesh. They capitalized on connectivity problems of The Council, as their midlaner L3N w

*Sterlite Power and Vinci Partners announce a strategic partnership in the power transmission sector for the purchase of Vineyards Project*

 • Sterlite Power’s Vineyards Project, which is already 95% complete and is partially operational with 70% RAP since January 2020, has 112 km of transmission lines, two new substations of 496 MVA, and expansion of four substations in the regions of Garibaldi, Bento Gonçalves, Lajeado, and Bagé. • The Project will increase electricity availability by 67%, ensuring better reliability in the local system, characterized by high demand due to industrial activity. New Delhi, 15 April 2021: Sterlite Power, a leading developer of power transmission infrastructure in India and Brazil, and Vinci Energia (VIGT11), through Vinci Infraestrutura Gestora de Recursos LTDA, announced the formalization of the commitment of first acquisition of issuance of debentures convertible into shares for the Vineyards Project that is in the final phase of implementation. The transaction under this relevant fact foresees R$ 149 million in debentures aimed at developing projects in Sterlite Power's portfolio. T