Friday, April 30, 2021

*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 treatment could be placed under short-term care till their parents recover and children who have lost parents can be placed under long-term care in our Family-Like Care Programme aka Children’s Villages. If you come across any child nearer to our projects, please call our helpline number 18002083232 or email at We will be happy to reach out to the child and extend support in the best possible manner.”

About SOS Children’s Villages of India

For the last 56 years, SOS Children’s Villages of India has been protecting the best interests of children who are without parental care or at the risk of losing one. It provides them a loving home, helps keep their families together, and supports the youth on their path to self-reliance. Since the inauguration of the first SOS Children’s Village at Faridabad in 1964, the organization has spread across the country. Today, over 6,500 children live in more than 440 family homes inside 32 SOS Children’s Villages in 22 states/UTs, from Srinagar to Kochi and Bhuj to Shillong. They are lovingly cared for and nurtured by 600 SOS Mothers and Aunts. 

As India’s largest self-implementing childcare NGO, SOS Children’s Villages directly touches the lives of around 28,500 children every year. Additionally, it indirectly benefits thousands of vulnerable children, every year through a range of innovative and comprehensive childcare solutions to ensure that no child of any age grows up alone. The interventions range from short-term (of a few months) to long-term after-care programmes (till the children are 23 years old and self-reliant). These are carefully customized for each child to perfectly suit her or his needs. 

SOS Children’s Villages’ “Family Like Care Programme” provides loving homes in one of its Children’s Villages to children without parental care. Its “Family Strengthening Programme” is a community outreach model targeting vulnerable families (widows, single mothers, below the poverty line, etc.) living in the vicinity of Children’s Villages that prevents ‘at at risk’ children from losing parental care. This is done by upholding their family income through women empowerment, awareness generation, and capacity building. 

SOS Children’s Villages of India has always moved deftly to answer the call of the children in need in many natural and man-made disasters. It also advocates for influencing stakeholders as well as inform public opinion on policies and legislation concerning the rights of millions of children and young people, who are deprived of quality care. 

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*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 Launched new mobile banking super app in Q3 with a complete suite of payment and lifestyle services; adding 10+ new product and service journeys in Q1FY21

o Launched Credit Cards, Video Banking and UPI QR

o Significant uptick in digital adoption in Q4’21 driven by new mobile banking app - 4 lac+ customers currently registered, an increase of 27% over Q3 in users

 Continued to invest in franchise – on course to have a pan-India presence

o Added 37 new branches in FY21

o 744 touch-points across 15 states and 2 Union Territories (up from 647 as on Mar’20)

 Employee well-being key priority with initiatives like COVID related insurance; no lay-offs, increments & bonuses disbursed

Financial Highlights

• Growth across all our key verticals returned to pre-Covid levels in Q4FY21

• Disbursements grew by 63% YoY in Q4FY21 

• In Branch Banking, focus on driving deeper engagement

o CASA ratio increased to 23% as on 31-Mar’21 versus 22% as on 31-Dec’20 and 14% as on 31-Mar’20

o Contribution of Individual driven banking in deposits has gone up 58% from 41% YoY

• Overall cost of funds for FY21 was at 6.8% - reduced by 86bps over FY20

o Incremental cost for FY21 was at 5.9% - down by 140 bps over FY20

• GNPA increased to 4.3% from 3.7%* QoQ

o Increase driven by 1.5% pool of customers who are <90 dpd and paying but were Once NPA and have been tagged as NPA due to Hon’ble Supreme Court vacating the stay on NPA tagging; We expect majority of ONAN pool to regularize

o 90+ dpd NPAs reduced to 2.7% as on 31-Mar’21 from 3.3% as on 31-Dec’20 

• Total provision of Rs 1,037 Cr which is 2.9% of gross advances

o Provision coverage of 50% on GNPL; ~60% PCR against >90 dpd GNPL

o Total provisions include ₹ 70 Cr of contingency provision 

• PAT of Rs 1,171 including profits from sale of Aavas, up 73% YoY; ex-Aavas PAT at ₹ 600 Cr

• Equity raised through Qualified Institutions Placement (₹ 625 Cr) and proceeds from sale of Aavas stake of (₹ 651 Cr) helped further strengthen the Balance Sheet; Tier 1 ratio increased to 21.5% from 18.4%

• Delivered RoA of 2.5% in FY21 (including profit from sale of Aavas stake) and 1.3% (excluding profits from Aavas stake)

• Delivered RoE of 23.4% in FY21 (including profit from sale of Aavas stake) and 12.0% (excluding profits from Aavas stake) 

Commenting on the performance, Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, MD & CEO, AU Small Finance Bank said,

“Despite the challenging context especially in the H1FY21, our performance has been extremely resilient. We were able to keep our asset quality in check, strengthen our Balance sheet, increase granularity of our deposits, and significantly bolster our branch banking and digital properties. We are working on various digital initiatives to create a best-in-class customer centric Tech-led Bank. Our recent capital raise strengthens our positioning to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead of us.

We feel truly humbled to be able to serve the nation as an essential service provider in trying times. Situation on the ground is evolving with the second wave of infections, we are hopeful that with the ongoing vaccination drive, and actions taken by the Government situation will stabilize in the near future.”

* Following Hon’ble Supreme Court’s verdict on vacating stay on NPA classification, the GNPA (pro-forma 90+ dpd as on 31’Dec’20 and the pro-forma once tagged NPA) as on 31-Dec’20 would be ₹ 1,116Cr or 3.7% of Gross Advances (vs 3.3% pro-forma 90+ dpd reported in Q3FY21)

About AU Small Finance Bank: 

AU Small Finance Bank Limited (AU Bank) is a scheduled commercial bank and a Fortune India 500 Company. Starting its journey from the hinterlands of Rajasthan, today AU Bank is the largest Small Finance Bank with a deep understanding of the rural and semi-urban markets that has enabled it build robust business model facilitating inclusive growth. With 25 years legacy of being a retail focused and customer-centric institution, AU started its banking operation in April 2017 and as on 31st March 2021, it has established operations across 744 Banking Touchpoints while serving 20.2 Lakh customers in 15 States & 2 Union Territories with a talent base of 22,484 employees. The Bank has a net worth of ₹ 6,275 Cr, deposit base of ₹ 35,979 Cr and net advances of ₹ 34,609 Cr. AU Bank enjoys the trust of marquee investors and is listed at both the leading stock exchanges viz. NSE and BSE. It has consistently maintained a high external credit rating from all major rating agencies like CRISIL, ICRA, CARE and India Ratings.

*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 in the last financial year, however, I’m glad that SBIG has shown a decent growth in top line and bottom line with the support of our distribution partners and customers. 

We will continue to fulfil the insurance needs of our customers through our simple and affordable product offerings. During challenging times like natural calamities or the current pandemic related hospitalisations, we have always fast-tracked the claim settlements of our customers, thereby ensuring that our customers get back on their feet quickly.”   

He further added, “FY21 demanded special focus on the Health and SME lines, and we managed to maintain a balanced growth. We are also scaling up our product bouquet and adopting digital disruptions to offer instant insurance solutions even at distributor part, for the ease of customers.” 

SBI General’s corporate growth was primarily led by its expansive pan-India reach enabled by the increasing number of distribution partners in bancassurance, OEM tie-ups and digital integration like Indian Overseas Bank, Yes Bank, KIA Motors, Honda Siel Cars, Ford Motors, Tata Motors Pvt. Ltd., TVS Motors, Royal Enfield, Suzuki Motor Cycles, Jeep, Railyatri to name a few.

SBI General has enhanced its customer base by more than 3 Cr. customers during FY21. The cumulative number of customers served till date adds up to 8.7 Cr. (approx.). The company declared and paid an interim dividend of 10% during FY21. 


Particulars FY 20-21 FY 19-20

Gross Written premium (cr) 8,312 6,840

Profit before tax (cr) 718 564

Solvency Ratio 2.00 2.27

Combined Ratio 99.8% 98.0%




About SBI General Insurance Company Limited: 

SBI General is one of the fastest growing private general insurance companies, with the strong parentage of SBI, we, at SBI General Insurance, are committed to carry forward the legacy of trust and security; and have a vision is to become the most trusted general insurer for a transforming India.

Ever since our establishment in 2009, from 17 branches in 2011, we have expanded our presence to over 137 branches pan-India. Till date, we have served around 8.7 crore customers. 

We follow a robust multi-distribution model encompassing Bancassurance, Agency, Broking and Retail Direct Channels. On the distribution network front, we have strong distribution partners adding up our reach to every nook and corner of India, with SBI’s over 22000 branch network, Agents, other financial, OEM and digital partners. 

We currently serve three key customer segments viz. - Retail Segment (catering to Individual & Families), Corporate Segment (catering mid to large size companies) and SME Segment; and are future-ready to serve the growing needs of Indians with new age-processes and services at affordable prices. 

SBI General Insurance closed the financial year 2020-21 with a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of Rs. 8312 crore with a growth of 22% and net profit of the Company grew by 32%. The company has shown steady growth for the past 4 years, while maintaining positive track record of underwriting.

*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 controlled using Google voice assistant. During this course, students will learn about the amplification of various software and equipment, which will help them in understanding the recent technologies in automation. By the end of this curriculum, students will make a smart bulb and understand concepts that can be applied to various other similar products like a fan, water tap etc. During the 15 hour course, students will get hands-on knowledge in Robotics and receive a participation certificate from Robotics Club IIT Guwahati. 

Commenting on the launch of the Robotics course, Mr. Subbarao Siddabattula, Founder & CEO, Practically, said, “We are delighted to offer a one-of-a-kind course aligned with global industry requirements. This specialised and cutting-edge Robotics course will encourage problem-solving, creative thinking, and a healthy sense of competition making our future generation ready for digital transformation. Students can utilise their summer breaks effectively by studying in a world-class academic environment and from the comfort of their homes.”

Thursday, April 29, 2021

“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 to keep myself happy and move aheadwith a hopeful spirit. I stayin touch with my loved ones through phone and video calls and sometimes listento music. Staying at home and meditation has guided me to look at the brighter side of life.”

With summers around the corner in Mumbai, Sayantani Ghosh is using this time for self-care. Talking about that she shared, “Since summers are here, to keep myselfrejuvenatedand hydrated, I prepare Nimbu Paani orButter Milk and make them an essential part of my meals.While I am at home now, I am also using this time to help my skin rejuvenate by trying different DIY face masks. I am trying to keep myself healthy and ensuring that my immunity is in check.”

Sayantani, while concluding, said,“We are facing one of the most challenging times and it is essential for us to take care of ourselves and everyone around us. I urge everyone to stay indoors and stay safe. We all need to act responsibly and fight this fight together. I assure our viewers that we will soon be back with fresh episodes, till then keep loving us, stay healthy, and safe.”

Keep watching Sayantani Ghosh as Daljeet Bagga in Sony SAB’s Tera Yaar Hoon Main, every Monday to Friday at 9:30 PM

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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 as a Civil Engineering Design Consultant for 30 years after finishing his academics. He has worked not only over PAN India but also overseas. He has also worked in government (State and Central level) as well as the private sector in the construction industry. Along with townships, his work portfolio also includes major projects like highways, hospitals, and medical colleges and headed various national professional bodies. His wife, Ar. Asha Jain has contributed significantly and is credited for his achievements and success.

Dr. Azad, the one who turned his passions into his profession says, "During these 30 years of my life, I would be bothered by the absence of cinema, film making, and acting. There's hardly any Bollywood or Hollywood movie that I have not watched. I would find myself thinking about how to produce a film, figuring out how to get into the acting industry, and this crystallized my intention to get into the territory. This is the reason why I stand before you in a new avatar."

As we all know, world-renowned Anupam Kher's school of acting, Actor Prepares, has produced well-known artists and Dr. Azad pursued his diploma course in 2018 that marked the start of his journey on this path. Dr. Azad has been a filmmaker as well in the past 2 years. His short films have received many National and International awards, that are available on various streaming channels like Disney +Hotstar, Mx Player, AirtelXstream, Shemaroo, and Pocketfilms. His short films 'Upma', 'Tedhe', 'Pardon', 'Life 2.0', 'The Pitchman', 'Albert Pinto Ab Bhi Gussa Karoge', 'Dad David and Danny', 'A Lil Imperfect', 'Chhotu', 'Missing Dada', and 'You Changed Me' have received several awards at the popular film festivals. He is soon to appear in a feature film and web series. 

Dr.(Er) Azad Jain is a real-life example of inspiration, whose passion was not neglected amidst the responsibilities and his profession. No matter how much success one achieves, there stays a desire to fulfill one's life more meaningfully. And so, one should have the courage to follow their dreams and passions in life. It is not necessary to make one's passion a part of one profession but to take some time out and practice it in one daily life.

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 प्रतियोगिताएं होती हैं, उनमें बनाए जाने वाले व्यंजन ज्यादातर नेशनल, इंटरनेशनल, कॉन्टिनेंटल या इटालियन आदि होते हैं। लेकिन बुंदेली शेफ अपने आप में ऐसी पहली प्रतियोगिता है जो क्षेत्रीय किचन का स्वाद सबको चखाने और देश भर में इसकी पहचान बनाने में सहायक होगा।

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Monday, April 26, 2021

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 रिकॉर्ड्स तोड़ दिए थे।


आइए जानते हैं इस फिल्म की भव्यता से जुड़ी कुछ दिलचस्प बातें,


- भारतीय सिनेमा के इतिहास में मुग़ल-ए-आज़म ऐसी पहली फुल फीचर लेंथ फिल्म थी, जिसे रंगीन करके दोबारा सिनेमाघरों में रिलीज किया गया था।


- इस फिल्म को पूरा होने में 16 साल लग गए थे। उस समय पर मुग़ल-ए-आज़म सबसे बड़े पैमाने पर रिलीज की गई थी।


- इस फिल्म के मशहूर गाने 'ऐ मोहब्बत जिंदाबाद' में लेजेंडरी गायक मोहम्मद रफी के साथ 100 से ज्यादा गायकों ने कोरस गाया था।


- फिल्म के गाने 'प्यार किया तो डरना क्या' के लिए शीश⻬ महल का सेट बनाने में 1 साल का समय लगा था, और उस समय इस पर 15 लाख रुपए का खर्च आया था।


- जिस सीन में मधुबाला को कैद होती है, उसके लिए डायरेक्टर ने नकली और हल्की जंजीरों की बजाय असली और भारी-भरकम जंजीरों का इस्तेमाल किया था, ताकि दृश्य में विश्वसनीयता नजर आ सके।


- इस फिल्म के युद्ध वाले मशहूर दृश्य के लिए भारतीय सेना के असली सैनिकों को दर्शाया गया था। उस समय इसमें 24 लाख रुपए का खर्च आया था, जो आज करीब 18 करोड़ रुपए के बराबर हैं। 


- दिलीप कुमार, मधुबाला और पृथ्वीराज कपूर को सलीम, अनारकली और अकबर के रोल में चुनने से पहले के. आसिफ ने इन भूमिकाओं के लिए क्रमशः डी के सप्रू, नरगिस और चंद्रमोहन को लेने पर विचार किया था।


मुग़ल-ए-आज़म भारतीय फिल्म इंडस्ट्री का ऐसा रत्न है, जो टीवी स्क्रीन्स के सामने हर पीढ़ी को जोड़ता है।


देखिए महान फिल्म मुग़ल-ए-आज़म का जादू, ज़ी बॉलीवुड पर रंगीन में और ज़ी क्लासिक पर ओरिजिनल ब्लैक एंड व्हाइट, रविवार 2 मई को दोपहर 12 बजे!

*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 RBI in 2013, NAFA has established its presence in 08 states and disbursed total loans worth Rs. 1000+ crores to 10,000+ customers. Among these, more than 60% of farmers are small farmers & marginal farmers. The company now aspires to expand this network and diversify to allied activities for customers’ long-term credit needs.

While commenting on the development

Lauri A. Hanover, CFO, Netafim

said, “In the aftermath of Covid, India is gearing up for self-reliance with emphasis on the agri-rural economy and its rapid modernization. While the sector is still highly fragmented, the demand for credit in agriculture is largely unmet through formal financial institutions. Being the innovator of drip irrigation and the world leader in precision irrigation serving customers for more than 57 years across the globe, the equity infusion in NAFA is aligned with our core of supporting customers in adopting precision irrigation and automation solutions in agriculture. This equity infusion will help NAFA strengthen its capital adequacy and further expand its market presence. We are delighted to partner with The Phoenix Group and Cogito Capital in their maiden investment in India and NAFA.”

Prabhat Chaturvedi, CEO, Netafim Agricultural Financing Agency Pvt. Ltd. elaborated on the company’s plans and said, “Indian agriculture, in general, is characterized by low and uncertain returns as they are more prone to natural calamities and varied risks, resulting in constant demand for agri-financing support. The advent of intensive and climate-resilient agricultural technologies has further amplified the need for good financing schemes. Despite the presence of multiple financial mediums, there aren’t enough credit products catering to the niche demands of the farmers, leading to a huge credit gap. In India, there is a need for diversified credit schemes, along with adequate handholding, to provide financial guidance to farmers on investing in agriculture and allied activities.

NAFA has been serving this sector efficiently during the past decade, understanding their needs and providing them with the right financial assistance. With this investment, NAFA will further enhance its credit lending portfolio and expand horizons within the agri-rural domain beyond micro-irrigation. We are bullish about our growth and are excited to cater to the capital needs of the agriculture and allied sector. The said capital would help us strengthen our market position and reach the communities in a much broader way.”

Guy Zukin – Managing Partner, Cogito Capital said, “Cogito is excited to be teaming up with Netafim (the global irrigation leader and pioneer), and Phoenix Insurance (one of Israel’s leading insurance companies), in providing growth capital to NAFA. We are looking forward to co-operating with our partners in supporting NAFA’s continued journey in realizing the potential in the Indian agricultural NBFC market. This investment matches Cogito’s strategy of making investments alongside strong partners, focusing on high growth and adjusted risk opportunities.” 

Ofer Aviran, Head of Direct and Infrastructure Investments of Phoenix Group commented, "We are very proud to partner with Netafim and Cogito in investing in NAFA. Netafim's prominent presence in emerging markets, and their professionalism in such an important field of agricultural infrastructure development and food production constitute fertile ground for continued cooperation for the benefit of all parties. I would like to thank Lauri Hanover, Netafim's CFO, for without her vision, this complex investment would not have come to fruition".  

About Netafim Agricultural Financing Agency Pvt. Ltd. (NAFA):

Netafim Agricultural Financing Agency Pvt. Ltd. (NAFA) is a non-banking finance company (NBFC) offering various customized financial solutions to farmers and various stakeholders in the value chain of Micro Irrigation. NAFA is a subsidiary of Netafim Ltd, Israel and a sister concern of Netafim Irrigation India Pvt. Ltd. (NIIPL). NAFA’s commercial operations commenced in April 2013 and since then aims to achieve realistic, long-lasting and sustainable results by offering easy access to adequate and timely credit. NAFA has a presence across Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The company has disbursed total loans worth Rs. 1000+ crores to 10,000+ customers as of date. 

About Netafim Ltd.:

Netafim Ltd., part of the Orbia community of companies, is the world's largest irrigation company and the global leader in precision irrigation solutions committed to fighting scarcity of food, water, and land, for a sustainable future. With 33 subsidiaries and 17 manufacturing plants worldwide, Netafim offers innovative, tailor-made irrigation and fertigation solutions to millions of farmers from smallholders to large-scale agricultural producers, in over 110 countries.

About the Phoenix Group:

The Phoenix Group is a leader in Israeli multi-line insurance, asset management, and financial services. The group offers a broad set of activities and solutions across businesses and client segments. Managing over $60 billion in assets, the Phoenix accesses Israel’s vibrant and innovative economic activity through a robust investment portfolio, creating value for both clients and shareholders.

About Cogito Capital:

Cogito Capital is a US$ 250 millions AUM (Asset Under Management), Israeli debt and equity investment fund, providing capital to companies and ventures, in Israel and abroad. Cogito’s investors include Israel’s leading institutional investors.


  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 Renault TRIBER MY21 at an attractive and unmatched starting price of INR 5.30 Lakhs. Launched in August 2019, Renault TRIBER is a super-spacious, ultra-modular vehicle and has been a game-changing product for Renault in India with more than 75,000 happy customers.

An outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France, Renault TRIBER was specifically designed keeping in mind opportunities for innovative products in the Indian market. Renault TRIBER offers an unmatched value proposition to customers looking at a less than 4-meter car. The addition of EASY-R AMT option last year has further enhanced the USPs of TRIBER being a Flexible, Attractive & Affordable offering.

The all-new TRIBER MY21 with new advanced features is a breakthrough product in terms of innovation and modernity, providing more value and making it even more Flexible, more Attractive, and yet Affordable. Offering enhanced passenger comfort, the Renault TRIBER will now come with Steering Wheel Mounted Audio & Phone Controls along with Driver Seat Height Adjust feature, adding to the flexibility of the car. Accentuating the attractiveness of the car, the all new TRIBER will have Dual Tone Exteriors across all colour options, a new body colour – Cedar Brown and LED Turn indicator on ORVMs. In terms of practicality and affordability, Renault 

TRIBER has the most affordable AMT in its segment with low cost of maintenance and offering more value for money to its customers. 

Renault TRIBER is an attractively designed, sturdy and versatile vehicle which also achieves the feat of accommodating one to seven adults in comfort in less than 4 meters. Renault TRIBER is the result of a complete analysis of customers’ expectations in India which offers unbeatable flexibility. Renault TRIBER offers the best level seating space in all rows and offers 625L boot space - the largest boot capacity of its category, in five-seater configuration. Renault TRIBER is built with best level safety features including its class leading offering of 4 airbags.

Renault TRIBER has already established itself as a successful product and has seen tremendous acceptance amongst a wide set of car buyers. Renault has commenced the exports of TRIBER to South Africa and the SAARC region and aims to expand the exports of TRIBER to other parts of Africa and the SAARC region, alongside growing the TRIBER family in India.

Renault TRIBER MY21 can be booked online at, My Renault App or at a Renault authorized dealership by paying a token amount of INR 11,000. Renault TRIBER will be listed on the CSC Grameen eStore and made available to the potential customers in hinterlands through aspirational Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs).

The all-new Renault TRIBER MY21 will be offered in four trims – RXE, RXL, RXT & RXZ with both MT and Easy-R AMT options. Each version is built keeping in view the customer requirements and needs in the segment and has been attractively priced across all trims. 

Renault TRIBER MY21 will be available in five attractive colours – Metal Mustard, Electric Blue, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White and Cedar Brown with dual tone options across all body colours on the RXZ version.

2021 Renault TRIBER prices (All Prices in INR Lakhs, All India One Price)

Variant MT Easy-R AMT

RXE 5.30 

RXL 5.99 6.50

RXT 6.55 7.05

RXZ 7.15 7.65

Dual Tone pricing additional: INR 17,000 (available on all exterior body colours on RXZ version)


Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S. France. Renault India cars are manufactured in the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Renault India also has a widespread presence of more than 500 sales and 475+ service touchpoints, which include 200+ Workshop On Wheels locations across the country, with benchmark sales and service quality.

Renault India’s product line up and services have seen strong recognition among customers and industry experts alike, winning more than 60 titles, making Renault India one of the most awarded automotive brands in a single year in India.


For Further information, please contact:

Jatin Aggarwal          

Head - Public Affairs and Communication                       

Renault India Pvt. Ltd.                                                                   ; @RenaultIndiaPR; @RenaultIndia


 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 and men who passed out from top educational institutes, both from India and overseas, have been successfully matched by BharatMatrimony, India’s No.1 and most trusted matrimony service. In fact, during the last 6 months of the ongoing pandemic we saw a 50% increase in registrations from alumni of premier institutes. We have understood their needs and preferences very well and have launched to serve them better. For this segment, education definitely is a key selection criteria when it comes to finding a life partner.” 

About Limited is India’s leading consumer Internet Company. It is a signature consumer internet conglomerate, managing marquee brands such as BharatMatrimony, CommunityMatrimony and EliteMatrimony. BharatMatrimony is considered the largest and most trusted matrimony brand which has also established a considerable retail presence with over 130 self-owned retail outlets across India. The Company delivers matchmaking and marriage related services to users in India and the Indian diaspora.

The Company has pioneered several new business models such as, and, a consortium of over 300 community matrimony websites.

For more details, visit

&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, yehisawalunhekhaye! Will Mishra and Mirza manage to get SmartTVs for their respective wives? Meanwhile in Santoshi Maa SunayeVratKathayein, Swati (Tanvi Dogra) and Indresh (Ashish Kadian) decide to visit Santoshi Didi at the ashram. On their way to ashram, Swati feels that somebody is watching her but she couldn’t figure out who that is and their car breaks down mid-way. They decide to spend the night in the nearby resort while Swati keeps feeling that somebody is spying on them. Will Swati and Indresh find out who is that mystery man watching them? Sharing more on the forthcoming track, Aasif Sheikh aka Vibhuti Narayan Mishra says, “Bhootkedarr se bade bade log koi bhikaamkarne ko taiyarhojatehain, toh bas iss khayal pe sawar ho karVibhuti ne fehlaya ye kissa. It will be fun to see how the Modern Colony reacts to this and what all ways they bring up to get rid of this bhoot!”.Himani Shivpuri aka Katori Amma says, “It is important to give attention and time to the elderly people in our families. They deserve our time and love. When we don’t give them the basic attention, they take such steps like Katori Amma took. But it will be really heart-touching to watch how the whole family tries to get Amma back and make her believe that she is important.”Pawan Singh aka Zafar Ali Mirza says, “Mishra and Mirza ka bas ek hi lakshyahaikiunkibiwiyankhushrahen, nahitohunsebura koi nahi. And to keep them happy they go around every possible ways to bring the SmartTV home as demanded by their wives. Viewers are going to have a fun time watching the Mishra and Mirza going through all the struggles for a mere TV.”Tanvi Dogra aka Swati says, “Day after day, the magnitude of hurdles in Swati’s life has only been increasing, but with her husband’s support and Santoshi Maa’s blessings she is ready to face any challenge. I am sure the viewers are going to be on the edge of their seats to find out who is that mysterious person watching Swati so closely yet so far to recognize!”

Tune in to watch 'Santoshi Maa SunayeVratKathayein’ at 9:00 pm, ‘Aur Bhai Kya ChalRaha Hai?’ at 9:30 pm, ‘HappukiUltan Paltan’ at 10:00 pm and 'BhabijiGhar Par Hai' at 10:30 pm, every Monday to Friday only on &TV!

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 doing the best.

To bring in some fun, our zealous host Tulsi Kumar posed some really interesting questions to DJ Wale Babu singer who definitely broke a lot of myths we didn’t know about the rapper. Right from his career – where he switched from engineering, dreamt of becoming an IAS officer to finally falling in love with music and making it big in the industry.

Talking about the episode, our host and dost Tulsi Kumar says, “It was an amazing episode, while Badshah remains an incredible friend I was myself startled with the wholesome journey he has had in this industry and how he is breaking all the barriers. The music industry is at a peak as there’s an abundance of talent out there and I’m really proud to represent that. Talking about one such talent, it was a wonderful meeting with Sanjeeta and knowing her work. She is gifted and definitely has a bright future ahead.”

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

*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 created to provide the perfect blend of comfort, performance, and ergonomics. 

Van Heusen Denim Labs will offer an entire collection range including shirts, trousers, layering pieces like truckers, jackets and blazers for both men and women. The collection features attractive style elements such as a contoured waist for maximum grip and sleek look, reinforced seams for extra durability, power stretch for easy movement and easy-access pockets. These denims are available in different fits such as skinny, slim, and regular, all of which come in a selection of washes and finishes.

Van Heusen has also unveiled a campaign christened ‘Move In The New Blue’ to promote the Denim Labs brand. Centered over Jacqueline who is grooving, stretching, swaying, spinning in variety of denims by Van Heusen Denim Labs, the film showcases the broad range of supremely stylish denims perfect for every occasion and mood of today’s style and comfort conscious consumer. The campaign will be featured across multiple mediums such as television, print and digital. 

Conceptualized by Famous Innovations, it is Van Heusen’s maiden campaign for the newly announced sub brand, Denim Labs. The new sub-brand reflects the inimitable stylish and fashionable range of denim wear for both men and women. Van Heusen has curated the collection for every mood of young modern Indian customer, who are inclined towards fashion that comes with functionality and comfort. With the launch of Denim Labs, Van Heusen has introduced a whole new realm of bold, stylish, comfortable, and playful denims to its customers.

Commenting on the new brand launch, Mr. Abhay Bahugune, Chief Operating Officer, Van Heusen said, “We have recognized that the country’s younger consumers are seeking comfortable and functional denim wear considering the new norms being implemented across the workplace. We felt this is the best time to launch our new denim sub-brand. Denim Labs encapsulates the authenticity and heritage of Van Heusen with a contemporary and aesthetic personality that will appeal to today’s youth. Our new brand is targeted at the young who are self-driven, passionate, stylish, tech-savvy, ambitious and assertive. With the launch of Denim Labs, we aim to be the most preferred denim brand in the country for young professionals.”

“With this campaign, we are confident that our viewers will recognize how Denim Labs is a playful yet stylish addition to their wardrobe. Jacqueline has brought the whole idea of #MoveInTheNewBlue alive which will be loved by audience at-large”, added Mr. Bahugune.

Commenting on the association Jacqueline Fernandez said, “I am delighted to be associated with the Van Heusen family and be a part of the brand’s new venture. It feels empowering to represent the Van Heusen Denim Labs which completely echoes with my own idea and belief of fashion. I feel humbled to espouse the dynamic, young and new age vibe of Van Heusen denims, that are bringing a new code to the category. Denim Labs surely paves way for modern young men and women to make an impact with highest levels style and comfort.”

Mithila Saraf, Business Head, Famous Innovations, added, “With Denim Labs, we have explored new avenues for Van Heusen with an energetic, peppy and young vibe. The brand continues to push boundaries in terms of versatility, dynamism and style, and this campaign communicates all those attributes in a fun, light and engaging way. We hope it will be sticky in the consumers’ minds and make people curious about Van Heusen Denim Labs.”

Van Heusen Denim Labs is available to buy from 200+ exclusive brand outlets, multi-brand retail and The collection will also be available across e-commerce platforms. 

YouTube Link of the campaign –

About Van Heusen:

Van Heusen is India's No. 1 premium lifestyle brand for professionals. With a rich heritage of 128 years in United States of America, the brand entered India in 1990. Over a period of its 25 years of history in India, Van Heusen has emerged as a fashion authority for the ever-evolving Indian consumer and has established itself as the one stop destination for the latest trends. Today, Van Heusen is not only the most preferred work wear brand, but also effortlessly straddles across the entire spectrum of occasions like casuals, ceremonial and party wear.

About ABFRL:

ABFRL is part of a leading Indian conglomerate, The Aditya Birla Group. With revenue of Rs. 8,788 cr. spanning retail space of 8.1 million sq. ft. (as on March 31, 2020), it is India’s first billion-dollar pure-play fashion powerhouse with an elegant bouquet of leading fashion brands and retail formats.

The Company has a network of 3,031 stores across approximately 25,000 multi-brand outlets with 6,500+ point of sales in department stores across India (as on 31st March 2020).

It has a repertoire of leading brands such as Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England established for over 25 years. Pantaloons is one of India’s largest fast fashion store brand.

The Company holds exclusive online and offline rights to the India network of California-based fast fashion brand Forever 21. The International Brands portfolio includes - The Collective, India's largest multi-brand retailer of international brands, Simon Carter and select mono-brands such as American Eagle, Ralph Lauren, Hackett London, Ted Baker and Fred Perry.

Van Heusen Innerwear, Athleisure and Active wear is establishing itself as India's most innovative and fashionable brand. The Company’s foray into branded ethnic wear business includes Jaypore and Designers ‘Shantanu & Nikhil’. Additionally, the Company closed two strategic investments with Designers ‘Sabyasachi’ and ‘Tarun Tahiliani’.

For further information, please contact: Janet Arole | AVP & Head, Corporate Communications, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited |

*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 and take notes on the device’s Full HD IPS touch display


Bengaluru, 21st April 2021: ACER, one of the leading global PC brands, today unveiled its first-ever 5G enabled convertible laptop Spin 7 in India that offers incredible performance and connectivity, supporting both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies. Powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform, the laptop sports a 360-degree hinge that allows users to flexibly switch the screen to comfortably read or typing a document in clamshell mode or taking notes on the device’s touchscreen mode. At just 1.4 kg light and 15.9 mm thin, the device features a stylish magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis for a sleek, professional look. The new Spin 7 delivers up to multi-day battery life without reaching for a power cord. With Windows Hello, users can instantly access Windows 10 devices using fingerprint for added security and convenience. 


Speaking on the launch Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer, Acer India said, “We are excited to launch our first-ever laptop on the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform in India, which enables excellent productivity and portability with multi-day battery life, blazing-fast 5G connectivity, and beyond. An Always On, Always Connected laptop specially designed to deliver a cutting-edge experience keeping up with the modern work-from-anywhere lifestyle, the Acer Spin 7 is a truly future-ready laptop.”

“Now more than ever, laptops have become the quintessential device for personal usage and remote working. At Qualcomm Technologies, we design innovative technologies that enable leading experiences on 5G connectivity. Our collaboration with Acer to engineer an always connected, 5G-enabled laptop with extreme battery life is a step towards achieving our vision of powerful, secured, and efficient PCs that push the industry forward for global PC users. We are proud that our powerful Snapdragon compute platforms enable 5G future-ready, high-performing laptops that offer great reliability and speed across a wide spectrum of personal and enterprise applications.” said Rajen Vagadia, VP and President, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd. 


Productivity from anywhere:

The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform brings the best of the smartphone to premium ultrathin fanless laptops; with powerful performance and leading efficiency to advance Always On, Always Connected PC experiences. In addition to superior performance and multi-battery life, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G supports up to multi-gigabit connectivity speeds with 5G and connectivity, premium camera and audio capabilities, enterprise-grade security, and AI accelerated experiences. These features will help you connect, create, and communicate from virtually anywhere.


Connect Anywhere:

The new Spin 7 laptop utilizes the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform which supports 5G connectivity across both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies. The speed, low-latency, and independence offered by 5G connectivity mean that the Spin 7 can keep up with the demands of modern work life. As remote work becomes the new norm and workforces become spread out, high-speed 5G connectivity allows users to stay connected for effective productivity on-the-go.


Maximum Portability:

The Spin 7 is a 14-inch convertible laptop designed for modern mobile professionals featuring a magnesium-aluminum alloy body that measures just 1.4 kg and 15.9 mm thin, with a display which covers 100% of the sRGB gamut allowing for vivid and sharp colors. Acer’s 360-degree hinge design lets users use the laptop in multiple modes including tent and tablet mode for the best experience as per application.


More than a Day’s Use:

Spending all day on the move requires a long battery-life, and a 56WH battery along with the leading efficiency of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, the Spin 7 is capable of lasting for up to 29-hours – powering your work and entertainment experiences for extended use!

Antimicrobial Solutions for a Safer Computing Experience:

The touch screen is covered by a layer of Antimicrobial Corning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass. A BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the keyboard, touchpad, and surrounding surface is demonstrated to show a reliably high microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria under the JIS Z 2801 & ISO 22196 test protocol.


Authentic Writing Experience:

The Spin 7 chassis also has an Acer Active Stylus, a rechargeable stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity that employs Wacom AES 1.0 to offer users an authentic sketching or note-taking experience on the device’s touch screen.


Protection You Can Trust:

The new Spin 7 sports Windows 10 Pro that includes built-in protections for data, equipment, and people, securing business information and personal identities even on lost or stolen devices. With Windows Hello, users can instantly access Windows 10 devices using fingerprint, which makes it easier and safer to sign into a PC.


Pricing and Availability:

Spin 7 featuring Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G is available from Rs 1,34,999/- on Acer Exclusive store, Acer Online Store ( ) and other partner stores.

To learn more about Qualcomm Technologies’ suite of Snapdragon compute platforms for 5G PCs, click here.

[1] Battery life varies significantly based on device, settings, usage, and other factors. 

Qualcomm, Kryo, and Snapdragon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Kryo are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

About Acer 

Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information.

*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 purchases & expenses, maintaining stock, and managing payables/ receivables directly from their mobile phones or computers. This highest-rated business app also generates important business reports like profit & loss statements, sales summary, party ledger reports, GSTR reports, etc. that help business owners take effective decisions on the go. myBillBook also supports real-time data transfer between mobile & desktop with an advanced security system. The app offers multi-user functionality to easily give usage permission to business partners, accountants, and organization staff.

myBillBook has helped over 50 lakh businesses in the country to go digital in the past six months. The product has been meticulously designed from a business owner’s perspective. It is so simple to use that business owners do not need any prior accounting knowledge to begin using. Keeping user convenience in mind, the product is directly integrated with WhatsApp, making it easy for business owners to share invoices & purchase orders, send payment reminders with payment links to their buyers or suppliers. 

Commenting on the launch of myBillBook, Mr Rahul Raj, Founder & CEO – FloBiz, said, 

“SMBs form the backbone of our growing economy. After the Covid-19 pandemic, it is clearer than ever that we must focus on enhancing domestic production and exports - the only way to do that is through the help of technology. At FloBiz, we built myBillBook with a single goal - to accelerate the growth of SMBs in the country through digitization. We firmly believe that it’s the only way to achieve the mission of creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat which was set by our honorable PM.”

About FloBiz:

FloBiz is India’s first neo business platform that aims to accelerate the growth of small & medium enterprises through digitisation. The company recently raised USD 10 million in a series-A round from Elevation Capital and has an existing investment backing from Greenoaks Capital and Beenext. In the seed stage round, the company raised USD 3 million in 2019. Founded in 2019 by IIT & BITS alumni, the startup is chasing the mission of digitising SMBs that will contribute to the building of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

*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).

In the Pure Skies systems, Wi-Fi network extenders (nodes) repeat the signal from the Wi-Fi source (central base station) and increase its coverage across the entire facility. A network of such nodes serves the purpose of covering large areas with enhanced efficiency. 

Devic Earth’s pollution control technology has been adopted by manufacturing conglomerates globally in sectors like steel, cement, hotels, mining, telecom, etc. Pure Skies works equally well for urban bodies and industrial clusters in solving air pollution challenges arising out of crop burning, forest fires, construction, industrial emissions, etc.

Commenting on the development, Dr. Srikanth Sola, Director & Founder, Devic Earth said, “Pure Skies is a state-of-the-art innovative flagship product which helps in tackling air pollution. We are proud to have pioneered the air-purifying revolution with our green technology and helping create a better environment to live and work in. Being a cardiologist by profession, I understand the importance of breathing clean air. Thanks to our robust R&D, we can provide enhanced air quality with real time monitoring to our enterprise customers. We have developed three variations of the product: a smaller version for homes, a medium-sized one for large indoor spaces like offices and hotels, and our flagship series, meant for large spaces such as manufacturing and industrial complexes. A single outdoor installation clears the air within a 10 km radius - depending on the topography and height of nearby buildings. In factories, large buildings or homes, a single Pure Skies unit improves air quality inside the entire building plus its surrounding.”

Devic Earth has raised a pre-Series A round of funding in 2021 of Rs 100 million from Blue Ashva Capital, an investment firm based out of Singapore and India that backs sustainable and profitable businesses which solve real challenges in core sectors such as agriculture, de-carbonization, circular economy and SMEs.

About Devic Earth: Devic Earth is a Bengaluru-based green technology company, founded in 2018 by cardiologist Dr. Srikanth Sola to tackle pollution, which is often the root cause of various health and environmental disorders. Devic Earth offers user-friendly innovative products and solutions for the problems caused due to air pollution. The company has installed ‘Pure Skies’ with global companies across sectors like steel, cement, hotels, mining, manufacturing, telecom, etc. Pure Skies works equally well for urban bodies and industrial clusters in solving air pollution challenges arising out of crop burning, forest fires, construction, industrial emissions, etc. With an employee strength of 25 and growing people, the company aims to be a world leader in green technology by creating a pollution-free environment for billions of lives. The company has won awards like Innovation Hub Award at the Smart Urbanation Convention & Expo 2019, and Technovation Award from India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, and Best Scientific Paper Award at Herber National Conference on Ensuring Environmental Sustainability.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

*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 impeccably crafted linen shirts from the brand.

Peter England has launched a mega digital campaign across multiple new age digital channels such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other high impact properties to reach the target consumers.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Manish Singhai, COO, Peter England said, “Innovation and comfort have always been a prominent part of our ethos. We are excited to launch our spring summer collection ‘The Antiviral* Linen Project’ which is the need of the hour. Our team has strategically curated the whole range of these premium linen shirts to offer class and elegance with the unflinching promise of comfort to our consumers. Our ‘Easy On You’ campaign not just seeks to redefine the fashion this summer but also advocates the notion of making easier and comfortable choices for oneself. Through this campaign our objective is to make Peter England the ‘go to’ option for high quality linen shirts in unbeatable styles and colors, offered at unmatched competitive prices.”   

Infused with Antiviral* and Antibacterial* technology, Peter England’s The Linen Project collection is available in over 70 styles across the country through exclusive brand outlets departmental stores, e-commerce partners, and multi brand outlets.

YouTube Link –

*Disclaimer: The product is treated with VirobanTM Swiss Technology that is tested to provide resistance against common viruses as per ISO-18184 and common bacteria as per ISO-20743, for 30 gentle washes.

About Peter England: 

Peter England is one of the most loved and largest menswear brands in India. It sells more than 14 million garments every year across 1000+ exclusive stores, 3500+ Multi-brand outlets and across 800+ towns. The brand also holds a strong e-commerce presence. Peter England has been voted as India's Most Trusted Apparel Brand for 7 consecutive years by the Economic Times Brand Equity Survey. The brand is committed to offering varied styles across categories starting at an attractive price point of Rs.999. Peter England was first launched in India by Madura Fashion and Lifestyle (previously known as Madura Garments) in the mid-price segment in 1997; the company acquired the world rights for the brand in 2000. What began as a brand of honest shirts in 1997, in India, is today a complete lifestyle brand with merchandise available for every day and for all special occasions. The brand’s formal wear range of crisp formal shirts, well-tailored suits, jackets & trousers combines high fashion, impeccable fits along with a wide selection of highly curated looks for modern professionals. The casual wear range is a highly eclectic line of washed cotton shirts, denims, cargo bottoms, graphic tees, Polos & winter-wear. The ‘Select’ line brings together premium formal wear with emphasis on fine detailing with a hint of color, comfort and panache. While the assorted collection of ties, pocket squares, belts, wallets and footwear assert a distinctive style statement, the finely crafted vests, boxer shorts and briefs from the newly launched innerwear line ensures highest comfort and great fit. While the brand continues to expand across India, they introduced a brand-new retail identity called the Peter England Men’s Obsession, which is a large format store housing over 2000+ unique designs at an unmatched value, all the while delivering a young, vibrant shopping experience for all. 

About ABFRL:

ABFRL is part of a leading Indian conglomerate, The Aditya Birla Group. With revenue of Rs. 8,788 cr. spanning retail space of 8.1 million sq. ft. (as on March 31, 2020), it is India’s first billion-dollar pure-play fashion powerhouse with an elegant bouquet of leading fashion brands and retail formats.

The Company has a network of 3,031 stores across approximately 25,000 multi-brand outlets with 6,500+ point of sales in department stores across India (as on 31st March, 2020).

It has a repertoire of leading brands such as Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England established for over 25 years. Pantaloons is one of India’s largest fast fashion store brand.

The Company holds exclusive online and offline rights to the India network of California-based fast fashion brand Forever 21. The International Brands portfolio includes - The Collective, India's largest multi-brand retailer of international brands, Simon Carter and select mono-brands such as American Eagle, Ralph Lauren, Hackett London, Ted Baker and Fred Perry.

Van Heusen Innerwear, Athleisure and Active wear is establishing itself as India's most innovative and fashionable brand. The Company’s foray into branded ethnic wear business includes Jaypore and Designers ‘Shantanu & Nikhil’. Additionally, the Company closed two strategic investments with Designers ‘Sabyasachi’ and ‘Tarun Tahiliani’

For further information, please contact :- Janet Arole | AVP & Head, Corporate Communications, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited |

*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 are wary and inclined to save their financial resources. This is true with young millennials who are averse to buying a product that requires a long-term financial commitment.

The car leasing and subscription business currently havea penetration of less than 1% in India compared to 30% in developed markets such as the US, UK and Germany. However, as per GlobalData, vehicle leasing and subscription in India will reach a penetration level of 3-5% within the next five years. 

According to the CarDekho survey, 76 %of respondents in the 18-24 age group are not aware of such services, while 70% of those above 44 years denied any such knowledge. Nearly 66% of respondents in the age group of 25-45 years showed lack of awareness about car subscription services.  

Another finding was that 61% of respondents across age groups prefer a mix of car finance and down payment while purchasing a car and, on average, 18% of respondents prefer to make full payment. The survey also reveals that there is a serious need foran awareness campaign by manufacturers about subscription services since over 15% of consumer showed a willingness to explore vehicle subscription services.

On given a condition of a hassle-free, no resale risk, no upfront commitment to own a car, were they ok with the car not being in their name, a surprising 39% of respondents were open to the idea. 

Further, among those who selected car subscription, 57% preferred zero down payment as the key reason that could compel them to explore this option. Economic uncertainty has impactedconsumer confidence, hence they don’t want to tie themselves to any long-term commitment that is likely to impact their savings or investments. Some industry prominent brands have been operational in the subscription business such as Maruti Suzuki, Zoom Cars, Hyundai Motor India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Revv and others. However, Maruti remains the leader, with 78% awareness about subscription service among the consumers.

62% of the respondents believe that the current vehicle subscription pricing model offered in the market is either too high or needs correction and 47% saying, 12 months would be the best lock-in tenure.  

The survey was conducted among 501 respondents who were in-market with high intent of purchasing a car. The survey was conducted through a telephonic interaction. Nearly 47% of the respondents were in the age group of 25-34 with 61% of them employed in the private sector.

About CarDekho Group 

CarDekho Group, headquartered in Jaipur, was founded in 2008 and has footprints in India and South-East Asia. The group currently operates various leading Indian auto portals such as,,,, and more. With more than 70 stores, It’s CarDekhoGaadistores serve as the one-stop destination for customers to sell pre-owned cars and CarDekhoGaadi Trust Mark Stores serve as the one-stop destination for customers to buy pre-owned cars. The group is now recognized in India as the largest automotive video content player with 4 million+ hours viewed on YouTube, the largest consumer-facing digital destination with 55 million monthly unique visitors, and the largest auto social media platform. In 2016, the company expanded its presence in Indonesia under the brand name OTO, which has become the number one auto site in the country. It recently acquired the Philippines operations of Carmudi thereby expanding its operations to two Southeast Asian countries. CarDekho has raised funding from marquee investors including Sequoia India, Hillhouse Capital, Ping An, SunleyHouse, CapitalG (formerly known as Google Capital), HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, TimesInternet, Trifecta, Ratan Tata, Times Internet Limited, Kreatif Media Karya and Dentsu.

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*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 was disconnected throughout the match. This forced J1N to toggle between two mechanically-centric heroes namely Visage and Chen.

Team Veteran’s victory brought them to the grand final where they fought IMG, a team representing Mongolia. IMG were considered favorites given their undefeated streak and the leadership of Ravdan "Hustla" Narmandakh. However, Team Veteran stood their ground, kicked off by Kalay99’s Pangolier play during game one and a surprise wombo combo in the 29th minute of game three.  

On the other hand, the Predator League 2020/21 Dota 2 APAC lower bracket final saw TNC Predator breeze their way past BOOM Esports from Indonesia. TNC Predator proceeded to the grand finale, facing their fellow representatives Neon Esports, who had pummeled them in a previous matchup.  

In their grudge match, TNC outclassed and outplayed Neon, sweeping them in most teamfights. Marvin “Boomy” Rushton’s shotcalling and drafting prowess decided the series. 

PUBG Highlights

As for the PUBG Asia sub-tournament, three representatives from South Korea took center stage, but ultimately it was DWG-KIA who came out on top thanks to their second place finishes in rounds 11 and 12 as well as GPS Ghibli’s downfall. DWG-KIA’s calculated decision to weaken GPS Ghibli by bombarding them after the parachute drop in round 11 and Ghibli’s massive vehicular disaster in round 12 sealed the victory. 

Overall, DGW-KIA earned 142 points after 12 rounds in Erangel and Miramar. Their efforts yielded USD 37,500. GPS Ghibli’s performance led to 122 points and a second-place finish, securing USD 15,000. In third place, Danawa E-sports rallied to a chicken dinner victory in round 12, giving them USD 7,500.  

Meanwhile in the PUBG APAC sub-tournament, Eagle 365 from Indonesia steamrolled the scene as they comfortably dominated the top spot with their 125-point tally. Besides the Predator League trophy, they also brought home USD 37,500.

The second and third seed spots were attained by Cerberus and “No.1” of Vietnam, respectively.  

Cerberus capitalized on ArkAngel’s unexpected performance by securing a chicken dinner victory in round 10 and a fourth-place finish in round 12, giving them 104 points. They finished second, bagging USD 15,000. 

But the biggest storyline came from “No.1,” who miraculously ascended from the eighth seed to a third-place finish as they garnered a chicken dinner victory in round 11 and a second-place finish in round 12. Their clutch performance produced 97 points, a third-place finish, and USD 7,500.  

Intel MVP

Aside from the group awards, Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer from Neon Esports and Risky "Chibiritt" Junaidi Putra from Eagle 365 were also declared Intel MVPs (most valuable players) for showcasing prodigious skills.

Following this successful run, it was also announced that Japan will be the host for the APAC Predator League 2022 Grand Finals.

Winners of Predator League 2020/21 among Four Sub-tournaments


Placement Team Name Prize (USD) Placement Team Name Prize (USD)

1 DWG-KIA 37,500

 Predator Shield 1 Team Veteran 20,000

Predator Shield

2 GPS Ghibli 15,000 2 IMG 10,000

3 Danawa e-sports 7,500 3 The Council 5,000


Placement Team Name Prize (USD) Placement Team Name Prize (USD)

1 Eagle 365 37,500

Predator Shield 1 TNC Predator 50,000

Predator Shield

2 Cerberus 15,000 2 Neon Esports 25,000

3 No.1 7,500 3 BOOM Esports 10,000

Intel MVP-PUBG Risky

“Chibiritt” Junaidi Putra Acer Nitro5 Notebook Intel MVP-Dota 2 Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer Acer Nitro5 Notebook

*The total prize pool for the qualifiers and winners of the four sub-tournaments is US$400,000.

About Acer

Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer's 7,500 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information.

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