Tuesday, June 29, 2021

*Aakash EduTV Sees Its Subscribers Base Soar During Pandemic Amid Widening Digital Divide*

 • Active subscribers base of Aakash EduTV increased by 66%, and new subscribers by 44% since April, 2021.

• Its success points to the fact that educational TV channels can be a more viable option for remote learning in India where only about 24% of Indian households have any internet access at home (National Sample Survey’s Report on Education 2017-2018), and only 8.5% of school students were able to access the internet for remote learning in the past year, according to a UNICEF’s 2021 report.  

New Delhi, June 29, 2021: Education may have gone online during the pandemic. But not every student has access to it, thanks to the wide digital divide in India, where over two-thirds of the households do not have any access to the internet. Interestingly, what comes to the aid of the students now is the humble television seeing the soaring subscribers base of Aakash EduTV, an education TV available on Airtel DTH, dedicated to coaching students for school exams and medical and engineering entrance exams. 

Launched by Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), the national leader in test preparatory services, in October 2020, Aakash EduTV has seen a 66% and 44% growth in active subscribers and new subscribers base, respectively, since April 2021. 

Aakash EduTV offers live lectures, recorded live lectures for revision, doubt clearance, motivational lectures, NEET and JEE tips and tricks, previous paper discussions, among others, proving to be a lifeline for school students from Class 9 and for those who prepare for medical and engineering entrance exams. Aakash EduTV also offers career counselling programs - all at a cost of Rs 8.23 per day. 

Aakash EduTV’s subscribers base is expected to increase multifold as over 18 crore households (out of the total 25 crore households) already have a TV, and, as per a 2020 report of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, DTH broadcasting, which accounts for 37% of total television subscribers in India, is fast expanding. In stark contrast, the existing digital divide means that only 25% of Indian households have any access to the internet. 

And as the pandemic continues to impact the incomes of a vast majority of the households, the digital gap could become wider in the near future, making online education unviable for most students. This perspective is shared by UNICEF’s 2021 report, titled COVID-19 and School Closure: One Year of Education Disruption, which estimated that only 8.5% of school students have any access to the internet in India in the past year.  

Commenting about Aakash EduTV’s phenomenal growth, and the driving factors, Mr. Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash Educational Services Limited, said, “As a fallout of the pandemic, over 15 lakh schools face closure, and about 28 crore students from pre, primary to secondary levels are out of touch with classroom education. Though online education is a very good solution, it cannot be an equitable one. We know students from economically disadvantaged families struggle with access to online learning. Hence, we launched Aakash EduTV a year ago, targeting especially the students who lack any access to the internet, and who are at the risk of being left behind. With Aakash EduTV, students can attend classes without an active internet connection. We are happy that EduTV is helping millions of students access high-quality educational content for their school exams and for helping them prepare for medical and engineering entrance exams.” 

He added that there is a big chasm between people who are digitally connected and who are not, across the country, and between rural and urban areas; rich and poor, boys and girls. 

In the poorest income group, only 2% have a computer as well as internet, only 3% have a computer, and 10% any digital device with internet, according to the National Sample Survey on social consumption of education (2017-2018). There are gender factors too - only 33% of the internet users are women. Surveys show that boys are given priority over girls in online studies due to lack of a computer or adequate number of mobile devices at home. Only half of those having internet access have basic broadband speed of 512 kbps or more, and an equal percentage of the users face issues related to poor connection and signal strength. 

Aakash Institute also provides quality study material at a very nominal price at the student’s doorstep, through its Distance Learning Program (DLP). The program is ideal for students who cannot attend regular classroom sessions due to remote locations. Thousands of students have cracked the tough exams like NEET, JEE (Main & Advanced) and other State Engineering Entrance Exams with the help of DLP study materials.

About Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL)

Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) provides comprehensive test preparatory services for students preparing for Medical (NEET) and Engineering Entrance Examinations (JEE), School/Board Exams and Competitive Exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads. The “Aakash” brand is associated with quality coaching and a proven student selection track record in various Medical (NEET) and JEE/Engineering Entrance Examinations, Scholarship exams & Olympiads.

With over 33 years of operational experience in the test preparatory industry, the company has a large number of selections in Medical & Engineering Entrance Exams and several Foundation level Scholarship exams/Olympiads, a pan India network of 200+ Aakash Centers (including franchisee), and an annual student count of more than 250,000.

The Aakash group has investment from Think & Learn Pvt Ltd (Byju's) as well as by world's largest Private Equity firm Blackstone. 


*PayPoint launches Micro-ATMs to fill banking gap in North East India*

 • Advanced and portable Micro-ATMs offer all conventional ATM facilities in unbanked areas

• These can instantly deliver cash through local retail shops and outlets

Mumbai, 29th June 2021: Bringing primary banking services to the under-served and under-banked parts of the country, PayPoint India has launched a series of 'Micro-ATMs' (m-ATMs) in the thriving North-East India. The topography of India's North-Eastern states is traditionally deprived of elemental banking services, mainly ATM facilities, for long. Further, the hilly terrain often strains the connectivity, leading to inconsistent and incomplete banking transactions.

The m-ATMs, a mini version of the large ATMs, can be deployed in rural areas from where people travel long distances just to access the nearest ATM or a bank. The handheld machines can be set up at local Kirana shops and use the same cash box of these shops, keeping the cash flow consistent and available at all times. As per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, there are only 6,183 ATMs available for 1.35 crore operative debit cardholders in the North Eastern region.

Beyond the convenience, m-ATMs are also an ideal backup and a pivotal resource for enabling essential cash transactions when the bigger ATMs run dry. They can be easily paired with a mobile or laptop for instant delivery of cash through retail shops.

PayPoint has already deployed around 900 m-ATMs in the North East region during a pilot program and plans to increase it to about 6,000-7,000 by March 2022. The company is witnessing a growing demand for m-ATMs from the last-mile as large parts of the country continue to be a cash-driven economy.

"We believe that PayPoint m-ATMs will help bridge this critical gap and make banking accessible and effective for the people of North East by allowing them to carry out real-time financial transactions without any hindrance. Further, m-ATMs are more viable than conventional ATMs due to low infrastructure cost and operational efficiency through normal mobile connectivity," said Ketan Doshi, Managing Director of PayPoint India. 

Advanced and portable m-ATMs with modern facilities like chip-reading provide all conventional ATM facilities such as accepting debit cards, making balance inquiries, generating a mini statement, and much more. 

M-ATMs for Assam tea garden laborers: 

Initially, PayPoint India has rolled out m-ATMs in Assam to cater to the needs of tea garden laborers. These workers face a huge problem withdrawing their monthly expenses due to the unavailability of ATMs or banks nearby. Assam has more than 841 registered tea gardens with ten lakhs plus laborers. These laborers get wages of Rs. 167 per day plus other Government support which is directly credited to their saving accounts. So, to curve down the demand for banking services, PayPoint has decided to deploy m-ATMs in major tea garden areas of the state.

About PayPoint India:

~Conferred with the 'Best Fintech and Bank Collaboration - 2020' Award by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)~

PayPoint is a last-mile distribution network of Financial Services built on a robust and scalable technology platform. The Company's digitally connected network of 60,000+ retail stores offer various Banking and Financial services like PMJDY accounts, micro-ATM services, Wallets (Paypointz), Remittances, Bill payments, eGold, Merchant QR and many more. Started operations in 2008, the Company now processes 8 million transactions per month and has acquired & services over 3.3mn bank accounts.

Apart from Financial services, PayPoint also offers consumer services to the underserved like Travel booking, Recharges, Amazon assisted shopping, Gift Cards, etc., through its strong network of retail stores spread across the country. 

PayPoint's business model is an interplay of technology, human assistance and a large bouquet of service. More than 100 Services providers are plugged into the Company's system through its plug-and-play platform and interact with them on a real-time basis.

Website: paypointindia.com

*IIM Sambalpur conducts 4th & 5th annual convocation in the virtual mode*

 ~ 187 students graduate from the two batches ~

29th June 2021, Sambalpur: IIM Sambalpur, the hand-crafted IIM and one of the most promising and dynamic management institutions among the new generation IIMs of the country, concluded yet another successful academic year with the 4th (2018-2020) & 5th (2019-2021) annual convocation in the virtual mode. The convocation was graced by Chief guest Shri Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Group, Shri CS Nagendra D Rao President, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, Board, IIM Sambalpur and former Chairperson of the State Bank of India and Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur along with the faculty, staff and students, media journalists, guests from the Govt of India, Govt of Orissa and other distinguished guests. A total of 187 students were felicitated in the convocation with the 5th Batch having highest gender diversity across all IIMs with 46 female students in a batch strength of 95. 

While congratulating the graduating students, Chief guest Shri Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Group said, “The reason why IIM Sambalpur has achieved such rapid stride as a learning centre is owing to the fact that the institute has been imbibing young talent with experimental learning and orientation. I would like to thank the institute’s teachers and faculty for this achievement. These young leaders are the torch bearers of hope, and the society is looking up to for resilience during a disruption. This generation has learnt several valuable lessons at a young age from this pandemic that is how to negotiate extreme uncertainty and how to make better choices under extreme unpredictable conditions. These are among key lessons that will surely help and guide these students in a post covid world. We must remember famous Japanese Proverb “Nana korobi, ya oki” which means fall down seven times, stand up eight and never quit our endeavours no matter how many times we fail.”

Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, Board, IIM Sambalpur elaborated, “I am very pleased to see 187 graduating students from the two batches and I convey my heartiest congratulations to each one of them. I am positive that the precious time they have spent at IIM Sambalpur will go a long way in creating a solid foundation for a brilliant career in whichever field they choose to explore on. They will be going out of the portals of an institution where they have played a significant part in shaping its direction and characteristics. Even though this IIM is merely 6 years old, it is developing as a revered centre of excellence. I would advise the students to embrace the guiding values of our institute of Innovation, Integrity and Inclusiveness when they embark upon their new future.”

Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, stated, “The performance of IIM Sambalpur in academic year 2019 and 2020 has been remarkable and momentous despite the disruptions caused due to Global Pandemic in this period. We are extremely proud of our graduates and are confident that we have been able to mould these young minds in a way that today we are sending out responsible leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset into the world. We are optimistic that we have instilled IIM Sambalpur’s nine mantras of 3Is of Innovation, Integrity and Inclusiveness, 3Ds of Digitization, Democratization and Decarbonization of business and 3Ms of Mode, Model and Method in imparting education, and the students will use these ideals to accomplish great heights for themselves and our country in turn. These nav Mantra can neutralize the nav graha around our society. The knowledge and skill that they have gathered during their time at the institute will take them a long way in contributing towards the growth of their own, to make a mark in the organization they belong to and become a proud citizen of our country. A very difficult placement scenario was expected for all institutions during 2020 due to the global pandemic and the resultant domestic economic scenario. However at IIM Sambalpur, the Final Placement process for the MBA batch of 2018-20 witnessed close to 100 companies visiting the campus.”

While reading the Director’s report of last year, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal reiterated the highlights of the academic year that included several milestones for IIM Sambalpur like Highest gender diversity among IIMs, Introduction of the concept of Flipped classrooms, first ever TEDXIIM Sambalpur, Laying of the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi, Signing of several MoUs with International universities and B schools and with the Office of the Collector cum District Magistrate to address the COVID calamity in Sambalpur which received praise from Hon’ble Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal, Introduction of Executive MBA degree program and many more.

IIM Sambalpur with its core values of Innovation, Integrity and Inclusiveness is focused on nation-building and is committed in their goal of contributing towards the development of the country. The institute thrives to impart these values in their students to raise responsible leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset who will work towards the betterment of their country. The 5th graduating batch of IIM Sambalpur have achieved 100% placement despite the pandemic with multi fold increase in recruiters across sectors.

About Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur:

Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur is one of the most promising and dynamic management institutions among the new generation IIMs of the country located in Sambalpur, Odisha, India. IIM Sambalpur was established by MHRD, GOI in 2015 and was declared as an Institute of National Importance as per the IIM 2017 Act. The Institute is already taking positive steps since its inception as a place for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Experiential Learning. Located amidst hills and rivers surrounded by a large number of big manufacturing industries, IIM Sambalpur currently offers full-time Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Ph.D. programs and more courses to be added in the near future. In terms of maintaining better gender diversity and providing a unique experiential learning pedagogy called "Flipped Classroom”, IIM Sambalpur ranks as one of the best among all other IIMs. The institute became a pioneer among IIMs of the country in conducting part of their admission process and term examination through an online proctoring system and the institute will conduct all their examinations through the same online proctoring system henceforth. The foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur was laid by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 2nd January 2021.

खरगोन के इस किसान के लिए ग्रामोफ़ोन का समृद्धि किट बन गया वरदान

 भारतीय किसान खेतों में खूब मेहनत करते हैं, पर ज्यादातर किसान इसलिए अपनी मेहनत का अच्छा फल नहीं प्राप्त कर पाते क्योंकि वे अपनी जानकारी के अनुसार पारंपरिक कृषि पर जोर देते हैं। जबकि आज के जमाने में कृषि क्षेत्र में कई बड़े अनुसंधान हुए हैं जिसके परिणाम स्वरूप कई नए कृषि उत्पादों की मदद से कृषि आधुनिक होने के साथ साथ लाभकारी भी हो गई है। इंदौर की एग्रीटेक कंपनी ग्रामोफ़ोन भी किसानों को आधुनिक और स्मार्ट खेती की तरफ आगे बढ़ाने के लिए काम कर रही है। मध्यप्रदेश के खरगोन जिले के खेड़ीखानपुरा गांव के निवासी विकास पाटीदार ने ग्रामोफ़ोन की सानिध्य में अपनी पारंपरिक कृषि को आधुनिक बनाया जिसका लाभ अब उन्हें देखने को मिल रहा है। 

ग्रामोफ़ोन की सलाह पर ही विकास ने अपनी मिर्च की फसल में मिर्च समृद्धि किट का उपयोग किया था। समृद्धि किट की वजह से मिर्च की फसल में अच्छी बढ़वार हुई और उपज भी अच्छा मिल गया। विकास जी बताते हैं की पहले मिर्च की फसल में पौधों के सूख जाने की समस्या आती थी पर इस बार सभी पौधे हरे रहे और सूखने की समस्या बिलकुल नहीं आई। डेढ़ एकड़ के खेत में विकास जी को मिर्च की उपज से 7-8 लाख की आमदनी हुई और समृद्धि किट के उपयोग की वजह से कृषि खर्च भी बहुत कम रहा।

ग़ौरतलब है की ग्रामोफ़ोन द्वारा अलग अलग फसलों के लिए तैयार किये गए समृद्धि किट का इस्तेमाल करने से खेतों की उर्वरा शक्ति बढ़ जाती है और फसल को अन्य किसी बाहरी पोषक तत्व की ज्यादा जरुरत नहीं पड़ती है इसीलिए विकास की फसल भी स्वस्थ रही और अच्छी उपज प्राप्त हुई। विकास अपने अन्य किसान मित्रों को भी मिर्च समृद्धि किट इस्तेमाल करने का संदेश देते हैं। साथ ही वे कहते हैं की ग्रामोफ़ोन सच में किसानों का सच्चा साथी है जो हमेशा किसानों के साथ खड़ा नजर आता है। 

बता दें की ग्रामोफ़ोन मिर्च, कपास, सोयाबीन, मक्का समेत अन्य कई फ़सलों के लिए भी समृद्धि किट उपलब्ध करवाता है और इन सभी किट के बेहतर परिणाम देखने को मिल रहे हैं। ये किट आपकी वर्तमान फसल के लिए तो अच्छे होते ही हैं साथ ही साथ इनके कारण खेत की मिट्टी और ज्यादा उपजाऊ हो जाती है।

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

गरीबों की मदद करने के बजाए उन्हें सक्षम बनाएं, तब जाकर जड़ से मिट पाएगी देश से गरीबी

 जैसा कि हम सभी जानते हैं, अंतर्राष्ट्रीय समुदाय ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र के माध्यम से सतत् विकास के 17 लक्ष्यों की ऐतिहासिक योजना शुरू की है। इसका उद्देश्य वर्ष 2030 तक अधिक संपन्न, समर्थ, सक्षम, समतावादी और संरक्षित विश्व की रचना करना है, जिस ओर हमारा भारत भी कदम बढ़ा चुका है। 2030 के भारत के सतत विकास (#SDG2030, #SustainableDevelopmentGoals2030) के इन लक्ष्यों के अंतर्गत ऐसे विषय शामिल किए गए हैं, जिनसे हम लम्बे समय से जूझ रहे हैं, जैसे गरीबी, भुखमरी, शिक्षा, स्वच्छता, स्वास्थ्य, जलवायु, अन्य प्राणियों, जल और पेड़-पौधों की सुरक्षा, आर्थिक वृद्धि, औद्योगिक विकास तथा अन्य। यदि हम बात करें पहले लक्ष्य यानि शून्य गरीबी की, तो अतीत के साथ ही आज भी हमारे देश में लाखों लोग ऐसे हैं, जिनके पास तन पर पहनने के लिए कपड़ा और खाने के लिए रोटी नहीं है। यदि वास्तव में इस लक्ष्य की प्राप्ति करना हमारा उद्देश्य है, तो गरीबों की मदद करने के बजाए उन्हें सक्षम बनाएं, जिससे कि आने वाले समय में वे अपने से ऊँचे ओहदे वाले लोगों के सामने झुककर नहीं, बल्कि गर्व से सीना तानकर खड़े हों। सही मायने में यही उनके लिए सबसे बड़ी मदद होगी। 

राजनितिक विश्लेषक, अतुल मलिकराम कहते हैं कि 2030 के भारत के लक्ष्य के तहत गरीबी को जड़ से खत्म करने के लिए सिर्फ सरकार ही नहीं, बल्कि हर एक देशवासी को अपना योगदान देना होगा और हर एक नागरिक को इसके प्रति आज से ही जिम्मेदार होना होगा। हमें यह समझना होगा कि गरीब पहले ही अपनी आर्थिक कमजोरी के बोझ तले दबे हैं, उन्हें सब्सिडी देकर और अधिक लाचार बनने को मजबूर न करें, बल्कि उनके लिए बेहतर चिकित्सा और शिक्षा के ठोस नियम बनाए जाएं। किसानों की फसलों हेतु भरपूर पानी की प्राप्ति के लिए नहरों आदि का निर्माण कराएं। साथ ही बिजली आदि जैसी समस्याओं का निवारण किया जाए। इस प्रकार की सभी मूलभूत आवश्यकताएं पूरी करके उन्हें अपने पैरों पर खड़ा होने लायक बनाएं और उनका मनोबल बढ़ाएं। 

अब समय आ गया है कि देश से गरीबी को पूर्ण रूप से खत्म करने के लिए उपरोक्त विषयों के तहत सख्त नियम तथा कानून बनाए जाएं, और इन पर गंभीरता से अमल करने के साथ ही कड़ी कार्रवाई की जाए। देश का हर एक नागरिक इतना शिक्षित हो कि अपना और अपने परिवार का पेट भरने में सक्षम हो सके। इस प्रकार कोई भी व्यक्ति जरुरत की किसी भी वस्तु के लिए किसी अन्य पर निर्भर नहीं होगा, और साथ ही अपने परिवार का भरण-पोषण भी खुशहाली से कर सकेगा। इसके साथ ही किसानों को अपनी मेहनत का पूरा पैसा दिया जाना चाहिए, ताकि वे निर्भर बनने के बजाए समृद्ध बन सकें। एक कानून यह भी हो कि देश में बनाई जा रही इस प्रकार की हर एक योजना का लाभ सबसे पहले गरीबों को मिलना चाहिए, जिससे उनका आत्मबल दोगुना हो सके। इन योजनाओं का बीच में हाथ रोकने या स्वयं लाभ लेने वाले शैतानी तत्वों को कड़ी से कड़ी सजा सुनाई जानी चाहिए। तब जाकर भारत वर्ष 2030 तक बन सकेगा गरीबी मुक्त देश।

On World Music Day, Bhushan Kumar announces T-Series’ ‘Mixtape Rewind’ presented by Amazon Prime Music

 Starting 30th June, this musical extravaganza featuring 20 talented artists will take you down the memory lane

Listen to these T-Series ‘Mixtape Rewind’ songs first on Amazon Prime Music

After successful seasons of Mixtape Hindi and Punjabi, T-Series gears up for its 3rd season of Hindi Mixtape but this time it goes ‘Rewind’. Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and presented by Amazon Prime Music, ‘Mixtape Rewind’s first episode that premiers on 30th June will bring 10 beautiful episodes unveiling every week with songs that will make you reminisce the good old 90s and 2000s.

Bhushan Kumar chose World Music Day to unveil the trailer of the upcoming season which gives the audience a glimpse of the musical extravaganza they are set to experience in these episodes. Bringing together 20 talented Indian artists, the new season boasts renditions by Ash King, Armaan Malik, Benny Dayal, Darshan Rawal, Dhvani Bhanushali, Guru Randhawa, Jubin Nautiyal, Jonita Gandhi, Millind Gaba, Parampara Tandon, Payal Dev, Prakriti Kakkar, Palak Mucchal, Shilpa Rao, Sukriti Kakkar, Sachet Tandon, Tulsi Kumar, Tanishk Bagchi, Yasser Desai, Zara Khan. These artists bring fresh variations with their signature touch to timeless hits like Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Dheere Dheere, Aye Mere Humsafar, Wada Raha Pyaar Se, Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai, Beetein Lamhe and many more.

To celebrate the music and launch the trailer, all 20 artists along with Bhushan Kumar, video director Ahmed Khan &music director Abhijit Vaghani went live on the T-Series Instagram page to interact with their fans and take the trailer live. While ‘Mixtape Rewind’ episodes will go live on the T-Series YouTube page every Wednesday from 30th June, the audio of every episode will first be exclusively launched on Amazon Prime Music. The new season will be available exclusively first on Amazon Prime Music for Prime members to enjoy an ad-free and hands-free voice-enabled experience with Alexa.

Ahmed Khan, who directed the first season of T-Series Mixtape, helms the latest season, ‘Mixtape Rewind’. Every episode of this lavishly produced ‘Mixtape Rewind’ will be the perfect amalgamation of 90s – 2000s music which was romantic, melodious and peppy with a modern twist giving it a completely new & refreshed rendition. With composer Abhijit Vaghani along with the team at T-Series – Sonal Chawla, Shivam Chanana, Raj Chanana, and Vivin Sachdeva, who have conceptualized and developed Mixtape, this season is going to bring together Hindi music fraternity’s several young artists to add their charm to the iconic music.

Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, T-Series, says, “We have all enjoyed listening to these songs for the past several years, but this time with a modern twist in Season 3 of Mixtape we have made the same songs that will be enjoyed by the new young listener. 20 artists with Abhijit Vaghani have made this season of Rewind groovier, playful and entertaining. We are thrilled to further cement our collaboration with Amazon Prime Music on this very special Rewind season of Mixtape. I can’t wait for audiences to listen and enjoy these reimagined hits.”

Sahas Malhotra, Director, Amazon Prime Music said, “Amazon Prime Music and T-Series have a shared vision of bringing specially curated listening experiences for our customers and we are very excited to partner with T-Series for the third Mixtape partnership – Mixtape Rewind. The successful and overwhelming response by listeners from the previous Mixtape launches has inspired us to create the Rewind edition of Mixtape; with soulful renditions of iconic songs to unwind to the good old simpler times. This collaboration marks another step in our commitment to serving our listeners with delightful performances by their favorite artists, with all songs launching exclusively first on Amazon Prime Music.”

Director Ahmed Khan asserts, “My team and I have tried to bring on screen all the fun, extravaganza of the songs and camaraderie of all the artists, the music, every instrument, every mood and emotion behind each song. It was fun to shoot with the T-Series team again.”

Abhijit Vaghani, the music director of the season, concludes, “This season of T-Series ‘Mixtape Rewind’ is my favourite one so far. I worked on the songs we have all enjoyed listening to in our yesteryears! I got an opportunity to merge those classic melodies with my new upbeat genres and create a Mixtape for the younger audience to experience.”

Watch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/MixtapeRewindSeason3-Trailer

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

*India’s consumer credit market projected to grow at a higher rate than most major economies worldwide, according to latest Experian-Invest India Credit Ecosystem Review report*

 • Rise of India’s affluent middle class and growth in the rural economy continues to alter consumer spending patterns and drive India’s consumption boom 

• Rapid technological adoption has created acceptance for new financial tools, with India’s credit market evolving into a self-generating and self-sustaining one as traditionally conservative lenders increase their risk appetites amidst rising consumer creditworthiness

Mumbai, June 16, 2021: India’s credit ecosystem remains resilient despite the pandemic, as revealed in the latest joint report, “A Review of India’s Credit Ecosystem” by Experian, the world’s leading global information services company, and Invest India, the national agency for investment and facilitation. 

The report “A Review of India’s Credit Ecosystem” highlights several key trends in the lending sector, notably, a key trend where India’s consumer credit market is projected to grow at a higher rate than most major economies globally. This will be driven by a shift in India’s demography, a burgeoning affluent middle class ramping up private consumption, as well as growth in rural populations, all catalysed by technology. Recognising gaps in the market for the unbanked and underserved populations, the report explores how NBFCs and fintechs have transformed the lending landscape to cater to the financial needs of these consumers. The report also highlights the regulatory environment supporting India's credit ecosystem throughout the pandemic. 

The report’s data, which tracks India’s credit ecosystem from March 2017 to February 2021, highlights a V-shaped recovery across Indian markets, with a gradual and steady improvement in sourcing trends. New sourcing crossed the pre-COVID-19 level in October 2020; however, sourcing volumes declined from January 2021 onwards due to the second COVID-19 wave and lockdowns being imposed. 

A remarkable recovery was observed across all unsecured credit products. Recovery of personal loans has been high in both low (<Rs 1 Lakh) and high (>Rs 5 Lakh) ticket size segments while the recovery in higher ticket size loans is also improving steadily. The credit portfolio has been resilient, in February 2021, growth stood at eight per cent year-on-year for the portfolio of key products, lower than the 13 per cent observed for March 2020. The pace of growth slowed down for all products, however, with unsecured products experiencing a faster year-on-year growth rate compared to secured loans.

Mr. Neeraj Dhawan, Managing Director of Experian India, says: “The behavioural shift in Indian population has been tremendous just over the last five years. Consumerism has been growing in the previously untapped semi-urban and rural regions as millennials become the main driving force of the mass market. Technological adaption is steep which has, in turn, created acceptance for new financial tools. The biggest beneficiary of this change is the credit market, which is evolving into a self-generating and self-sustaining one. In line with this trend, the risk appetite of traditionally conservative lenders is growing as the horizon of creditworthiness expands. With its array of innovative solutions that help businesses in credit evaluation, smarter lending decisions and safeguarding themselves and their customers from fraud, Experian is at the forefront and one of the main enablers of this shift.”

Mr. Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India, adds: “India is making giant strides in financial inclusion. The rise in the affluent middle class and growth in the rural economy is changing consumer spending patterns and driving the bulk of India’s consumption growth. Additionally, rapid technological advancements have further expedited the growth of the credit lending ecosystem. The report attempts to bring forward credible and practical information about the credit industry in these unprecedented times. This report which illustrates Experian and Invest India's shared commitment to advancing excellence in India's credit system.”

Mr. Saurabh Mishra, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, and Mr. Rajendra Ratnoo, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, joined Mr. Deepak Bagla at the launch of the report. 

Key highlights of the report:

Demand for credit-fuelled consumption:

With India's financial industry evolving at an unprecedented rate, demand for credit in the country has also seen consistent growth over the years. The rise in the 'affluent middle class' and growth in the rural economy is changing consumer spending patterns and driving the bulk of India’s consumption growth. India’s domestic credit growth has averaged 15.1 per cent from March 2000 to March 2021, primarily driven by retail loans and increasing penetration of credit cards. The Indian consumer credit market continues to expand at a rate higher than most other major economies globally with 22 million Indian consumers applying for new credits every month. 

Increase in the purchasing power of an average Indian:

India’s consumption expenditure is more than double of that in countries like Brazil. The private final consumption expenditure has been consistently rising over the past five years and has reached INR 123.1 Mn (USD 1.70 Mn) in 2020. India’s household debt has grown at an annualised rate of over 13 percent in the last five years. 


A shift in the demographic profile of the consumer:

India is one of the world's youngest nations adding more working-age citizens every day. The new generation comprising of millennials and Gen-Z have better access to education, employment, and better incomes, leading them to break away from frugality and increased consumer spending. Along with the rise in income levels, consumers are spending on aspirational categories like lifestyle products, consumer durables, and jewellery. With India's rising affluence, domestic consumption in the last decade has also increased 3.5 times from INR 31 Tn (USD 0.42 Tn) to INR 110 Tn (USD 1.50 Tn).  

Changing customer landscape – the rising role of fintech:

The most rapidly growing industry serving both consumers and businesses is fintech, who can be heralded as an innovation of the decade. When India’s financial services industry was once dominated by banks, fintechs created their own niche space by targeting customers from urban and rural regions who were rejected by banks due to lack of credit history or collateral. While introduce new innovative products, the fintech industry has also brought in the concept of ‘sachet packaging’ for easy access to financial products – available anytime, anywhere, and in any quantity. With rising customer expectations, the advent of e-commerce, and smartphone penetration, the Indian fintech ecosystem has grown manifold in the last few years.

Growth Trends:

1. Unsecured Products have seen an increase in loan books at a CAGR of 38 per cent vis-a-vis Secured Products, which grew at a CAGR of 17 per cent from 2017 to 2020.

2. With the increase in consumerism and financial institutions, the new sanctioned loans have surged between FY18 and FY20 at a cumulative growth rate of 39 per cent. Unsecured loans, being the major contributor, grew with an impressive CAGR of 49 per cent.

3. There has been in an increase in expansion of credit to tier 3 and 4 markets for lending. These markets have witnessed a sharp rise in low-ticket high-volume lending products like two-wheelers, entry-level cars, and affordable housing. Meanwhile, metros remain the biggest lending markets given the skew of the working population.

4. The Indian economy has bounced back faster than expected in the second quarter of 2020 to 21 with a contraction of 7.5 per cent. A V-shaped recovery began after April 2020 and the current financial year is expected to be one of high economic growth.

5. Legacy banking systems are paving the way for new-age lending systems driven by technology that will offer customised financial products and services to the masses.

6. The rise in incomes in rural India has led to growing demand within the micro insurance sector.


*Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Dr Suresh Nayar Becomes First Non-British to be Elected President of British Society of Prosthodontics*

~ The British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) is one of the oldest of the specialist dental societies in the UK and has a worldwide membership of around 500 ~

June 16, 2021: Adjunct professor of Prosthodontics and Implantology at the School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Dr Suresh Nayar, has become the first ever non- British to be elected as the President of the British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) to help it achieve even greater heights in promoting excellence, training and research in prosthodontics.

The British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) is one of the oldest of the specialist dental societies in the UK and was founded in 1953. The worldwide membership is around 500, and the society is always actively pursuing new members who have an interest in fixed, removable, implant or maxillofacial prosthodontics.

Speaking on the development, the newly appointed Dr Nayar said, “It is such an honour to have become the first non- British to be elected as the President of BSSPD. I look up to this new challenge and am excited to drive and deploy innovative ways to scale the highest standards of growth for the organisation. Organizations today are facing an urgent need to ‘rethink’ to accelerate transformation and maximize value in alignment with customer needs, organizational goals and unique market conditions. I look forward to working with the amazing team at BSSPD on the journey to reimagining prosthodontics, the smart way.”

Dr Suresh Nayar brings to BSSPD a rich experience in leading the global research and development in the field of prosthodontics as well as strategy and implementation of best practices. He founded the Head and Neck Cancer Support Society in 2018, the first of its kind in Canada and was awarded the Covenant Health Mission Award in 2016 & 2019 in the Social Justice category and for the Covenant Health Recognition Award in 2021. Currently, Dr. Nayar also serves as Director of Clinics, Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), Edmonton, Canada; Site Program Chief, Misericordia Community Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, and an Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Canada. He also chairs the Website and Social Media Committee on the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics Board (since 2019) and is the Hon. Web Editor of the European Prosthodontic Association (since 2008). He served as the Hon. Secretary of the British Society of Prosthodontics from 2009-12 and currently serves as the International Representative.

Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Dr Nayar graduated from Government Dental College in Calicut in Kerala, India in 1993, he completed his post-graduate degree (MDS) in Prosthodontics from Manipal University. His current research interest includes improving quality of life in head and neck cancer patients; use of digital technologies and additive manufacturing in advanced jaw reconstruction and maxillofacial prosthodontics; development of a virtual reality planning and educational software; use of AI in diagnosis of adverse tissue reaction around osseointegrated implants, among others. He is the director the advanced jaw reconstruction workshop at iRSM and chairs the ‘Oral and Dental Care clinical guideline review team’ for the Provincial Head and Neck Tumour Team of Alberta, Canada.   

About Amrita Hospital


Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital), based in Kochi, is one of the premier hospitals in South Asia. Founded in 1998 by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (known worldwide as AMMA), it offers a full range of primary and specialty care medical services. AMMA’s vision of providing advanced medical care to the poor and disadvantaged was the inspiration for Amrita Hospital, which today is a 1100-bed (490 units) tertiary referral and teaching hospital, serving more than 10 lakh outpatients and more than 70,000 inpatients annually. 

The massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3.33 million sq.ft. of built-up area, spread over 125 acres of land, supports a daily patient volume of approximately 3500 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. There are 12 superspeciality departments, 45 other departments, 4500 support staff and 670 faculty members. The hospital’s extensive infrastructure offers facilities comprising 28 modern operating theatres, 275 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, 17 NABL accredited clinical laboratories and 24/7 telemedicine service.

In 2015, South Asia's first ever Bilateral Hand Transplant Surgery was done at Amrita Hospital. The same year, Amrita Hospital won the British Medical Journal Award for the Best Surgical Team in South Asia. The Amrita team won the award for its two successful double hand transplants, the first and the second bilateral hand transplants in this region.

*Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to conduct Phase 3 of Amrita Entrance Examination 2021 from 11-14 July*

 • The Amrita Entrance Examination will be fully online with remote proctoring

• The varsity would conduct a Foundation Program in Engineering & Career Counselling for Future Engineers

• A Centralised Seat Allotment Process would be offered to students

• 50% seats reserved with scholarship fees for top-ranked students

• Around 90 to 95% of eligible Amrita students get placed every year. In the year 2020, the highest salary offered to an Amrita B.Tech student was Rs 56.95 lakhs per annum

JUNE 16, 2021 / March 2, 2021: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham – ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) – has announced it will conduct Phase 3 of Amrita Entrance Examination (AEEE) 2021 for B.Tech admissions from 11th to 14th July. Candidates who attempted AEEE 2021 in Phase 1 and 2 also have the opportunity to improve their marks in Phase 3. Examination will be fully online with remote proctoring. 

Foundation Program in Engineering & Career Counselling for Future Engineers

Amrita varsity’s Office of Admissions & Outreach would be conducting a series of sessions under the DISHA platform to educate all prospective engineering students about future possibilities in each B.Tech stream. Faculty from Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, will be conducting “TechTalk” sessions on technologies of the future and how various engineering branches are synced with these.

This Foundation Programme is designed to ensure smoother transition from +2 to engineering stream, keeping in mind that no physical classes have been held for the +2 students since Feb 2020. The objective is to build a strong foundation of core fundamentals of science and technology among the engineering aspirants and relate it with technologies of the future and real-time applications. The Programme intends to create proper awareness among students and parents about various branches of engineering other than computer science. It is essential to educate future engineers about all the possibilities and job opportunities that will arise in the coming years with technological advancement.

Centralised Seat Allotment & Admissions

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will start the B.Tech Centralised Seat Allotment Process (CSAP) for 2021admissions in the first week of August. CSAP for the B.Tech programmes, offered at Amritapuri (Kerala), Bengaluru, Chennai and Coimbatore campuses of the varsity, will be fully online. Futuristic programmes like Automation & Robotics, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence are offered at all four of these campuses. Interested candidates can register for the CSAP by paying the registration fee. A minimum of three rounds of seat allotment will be conducted so that the candidates can exercise the sliding option. 

50% seats are reserved with scholarship fees for top-ranked students. 

Those who register for CSAP are allotted the branch most preferred by the candidate. Meritorious candidates will get the seats with scholarship fees. Candidates with good rank can avail the scholarship.


Amrita varsity also trains its students through the four-year B.Tech course in soft skills and encourages them to undergo various certification programmes. Around 90 to 95% of eligible Amrita students get placed every year. The average annual salary for students ranges from Rs 5 to 6 lakhs. The highest salary offered each year has consistently been above Rs 50 lakhs per annum. In the year 2020, the highest salary offered to an Amrita B.Tech student was Rs 56.95 lakhs per annum.

In a first, students can now qualify for admission to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s engineering programmes by acing its international examination called Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE), or any of the four eligibility exams including Remote Proctored Examination (CBT or RPE) or JEE Mains 2021 or SAT or Pearson UG Entrance Examination Score (PUEE). The varsity is adhering to the JEE Mains pattern for AEEE – Engineering 2021 Centre Based Test. 

The eligibility for appearing in the AEEE test is 12th class or equivalent from a recognized board with not less than 55% in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics separately, and an aggregate minimum of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates seeking admission should be born on or after 1st July 2000.

AEEE 2021 will be conducted online in three phases in April, May and June for admissions to B.Tech. programs at four campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham located at Amritapuri (Kerala), Bengaluru, Chennai and Coimbatore. Eligible students can participate in any phase of the online/offline test to qualify for admission. The same examination is also conducted offline. The choice of the examination mode lies with the candidate. Maximum three attempts would be allowed for a student, and the best score considered for ranking.

Once a candidate clears any of the given eligibility examinations, an online counselling session will be conducted individually to discuss the prospective engineering programs available, based on the grade. Over 200 students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham get the opportunity to study abroad each year under various programs. 

For more details, please refer to the link: https://www.amrita.edu/btech

*Top 3 picks from Acer to celebrate this Father's Day*

 The COVID-19 has become a blessing in disguise where we are showing

appreciation and staying connected with our family has been more important and exciting than ever before. Father’s Day is just around the corner and your number one guy is sure to appreciate a truly impressive gift this year. The favorite person, who has been there for you through thick and thin, gifting you a combination of a remarkable life and technical advice, and awful dad jokes. The best way to return the favor is with an unmatched Father’s Day gift. But if you’re not very sure what to get the special man in your life, relax and leave the work to us. Whether you’ll be celebrating over Zoom or is lucky to spend the day with the big guy himself, we've got plenty of recommendations for some top tech gifts to choose from you’ll be sure to wow him with one of these specially curated Father’s Day gifts.

Acer Extensa:

Priced at ₹ 26,499 at Acer E-store the Acer Extensa is powered by Intel Pentium Quad Core paired with 4 GB of single-channel onboard DDR4 system memory, Upgradable up to 8 GB. The device sports a 15.6 Inch HD 1366 x 768 pixel, high-brightness Acer ComfyView™️ LED-backlit TFT LCD and runs Microsoft's Windows 10 Home operating system.

AcerPure Cool

Priced at ₹ 12,999 at Acer E-store AcerPure Cool, 2-in-1 air circulator and purifier leverages a 3-in-1 HEPA13 Filter to purify the air. It is merged with a catalytic-activated carbon filter to effectively filter out PM1.0 particles that remove up to 99.97% of 0.3μm suspended particles and bacteria in indoor air. It also separates harmful gases and removes them. It is tested by third-party laboratories, the Ag+ Silver Coated Filter effectively removes bacteria in the air and is effective against the activity of the H1N1 virus. It is equipped with a PM1.0 Air Quality Sensor, allowing it to automatically measure indoor air quality in real-time. It displays any changes in air quality via three LED indicator lights and smartly adjusts the purifier’s operation mode to ensure efficient purification of the air in the whole room. It also releases negative ions that help eliminate harmful gases in the air, such as formaldehyde, and captures solid particles such as dust (PM2.5) to effectively improve indoor air quality.

The Gateway True Wireless Earbuds 

The Gateway True Wireless earbuds (GAHR012) priced at ₹ 1492 come with a premium and futuristic design in an elegant white colour with a vinyl finish. Offering features like instant connectivity, in-ear sound insulation, and a snug stick-form fit, this headset can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet, laptop, or PC. With a full-charge time in just 1.5 hours through Type-C Port, this headset offers a long standby time of 24 hours. The headset comes with Touch/Tap Control for music, calls as well as voice assistance apps. These new headsets are designed to offer prolonged use with IPX4 water resistance and a host of convenience features for the user, thereby offering a great value proposition.

*Anvidha Technologies Private Limited launches its highly anticipated Eyewear Platform – EyeMyEye*

 ~ The Brand has raised upwards of $1.5mn in seed funding through its founders & select HNIs~

National, 16 June 2021: Anvidha Technologies Private Limited has raised over $1.5mn (10 crore) in seed funding from its founders & select HNIs to launch its highly anticipated Eyewear Platform – EyeMyEye in India. With a vision towards creating its niche in the eyewear market, EyeMyEye has been launched under the guidance of Mr. Ganesh Iyer, Founder & CEO, Anvidha Technologies Private Limited. The capital received will be utilized to expand the business and build a powerful and reliable Omni Channel platform in India. 

With ‘Made in India’ products, EyeMyEye offers a wide range of In-house Collections and International Brands. Apart from voguish designs for Men, Women & Seniors, the platform also caters to youngsters with its stylish range of Kids Eyeglasses & Sunglasses. The brand’s 70,000 sq. ft. warehouse cum office space in Gurugram, its capacity to furnish 5000+ orders per day and a robust team of 150+ members bringing forth vital knowledge & experience in their armor, makes EyeMyEye a leap to success.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ganesh Iyer, Founder & CEO, Anvidha Technologies Private Limited said, “The launch of EyeMyEye is a great execution milestone for us. The team has pulled-off the Pan-India launch amid the pandemic, which is even more commendable. We’ve received over 6300 sign-ups & 500+ orders on the day of the launch with minimum marketing efforts. Currently, we’re hitting at 300+ orders every day which is exciting. The numbers are a testament to great teamwork and collaboration and we’re really eager to see it scale. We’re committed to bringing unmatched eyewear buying experience aligned with superior service to our customers.”

The brand unveils a variety of trendy Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Contact Lenses, Computer Glasses, Power Sunglasses along with special eyewear categories like Color Blind Glasses, Color Changing Frames, Reading Glasses, and many more with the launch of its ecommerce platform. Further, the wide range of lens options includes Single Vision Lenses, Bifocals & Progressives, Zero Power Glasses, and Digital Screen Protection Eyeglasses for the smart ‘At Home, On Screen’ masses. EyeMyEye further hosts prominent International Brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue, Bausch & Lomb & Alcon.

The brand will also release an exciting digital campaign - “Get Ready For Your Moment of Clarity” to announce its launch. The campaign will be wisely promoted across multimedia platforms with digital and social media communication.  

EyeMyEye is currently running an offer for customers, this monsoon season. Customers can get the ‘First Pair of Eyewear/Sunwear for Free’. The shopper can use the special coupon code “LAUNCH” & can avail the free pair. EyeMyEye has further introduced a special virtual wallet “EMECash” which allows users to save up to 100% of the order amount. With upfront pricing and no hidden charges, EyeMyEye is a reliable platform for Eyewear buyers.

For more information, please visit www.eyemyeye.com.


About Anvidha Technologies Private Limited: 

Anvidha Technologies Private Limited (ATPL) is committed to improving all lives. ATPL is focused on introducing trusted brands that help to instrument change. Led by innovation, all verticals of Anvidha Group stand on the pillars of integrity, ethics & social responsibility. 

Brands Labelled Under Anvidha Group:

1. Eyemyeye.com

At Eyemyeye.com, we are driven by the passion to help people with clarity of vision. Founded in 2021, EyeMyEye is an online platform showcasing a trendsetting range of 4000+ stylish Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Power Sunglasses, Contact Lenses, Reading Glasses, Computer Glasses & so much more. 

With various In-house Collections & International Brands, EyeMyEye brings in the best of both worlds for its customers. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for exclusive offers & deals at EyeMyEye.

2. Petsessentia.com

At PetsEssentia, our heart goes into making your pets happier & turning pet-parenting fun. We offer a wide range of branded pet-supplies for dogs, cats & other pets with uncompromised quality & class. From pet nutrition to hygiene, to great tasting food & treats; petsessentia.com is a one-stop-shop for all your pet needs.

*Sterlite Power secures INR 580 crore funding from REC for Udupi Kasargode Transmission Project*

 New Delhi, 16th June 2021: Sterlite Power, a global developer of power transmission infrastructure, announced the successful financial closure of the project set up by Udupi-Kasargode Transmission Project Ltd (UKTL). It has secured the entire debt funding of INR 580 crores from one of India’s largest power sector lenders, REC Limited (REC.). 

The project set up by UKTL is an Inter-State Transmission System project spanning across the southern states of Karnataka and Kerala. It is made up of two critical elements including a 1000MVA 400/220 kV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS), one of the first GIS substations to be built at Kasargode in Kerala. In accordance with the Letter of Award received from RECTPCL (REC Transmission Projects Company Ltd.), the project involves construction of a 400kV (Quad) D/c transmission line, extending over ~240 ckm, from Udupi in Karnataka to Kasaragode in Kerala. The project scope also includes supply and installation of two 400kV line bays and bus bar extension at Udupi switchyard.

Commenting on the development, Anuraag Srivastava, Group CFO, Sterlite Power said, “Sterlite Power has been successful in concluding a number of financial deals with global and national investors in the past. We are pleased to secure funding from REC - one of India’s largest financial institutions in the power sector, for this project.” 

Recently, the company announced an equal partnership with global investment manager AMP Capital, to develop greenfield power transmission projects in India which includes the UKTL project as well. It has also raised project finance from both private as well as public sector financial institutions like IndusInd Bank and PFC Ltd., for its transmission projects. In March 2021, Sterlite Power successfully completed its transmission project NER-II and subsequently sold it to IndiGrid.

About Sterlite Power

Sterlite Power is a global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 13,700 circuit kms and 26,100 MVA in India and Brazil. With a portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. Sterlite Power is the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”), listed on the BSE and NSE. Sterlite Power has been recognised with The Economic Times Innovation Awards 2020 and is a recipient of global awards from S&P Global Platts and International Project Management Association (IPMA). 

For more details, please visit https://www.sterlitepower.com/

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

14 जून शेमारू टीवी पर लगेगा मनोरंजन का मेला, जब हर कहानी में होगा नया खेला

 एक साल से दर्शकों का मनोरंजन करते हुए शेमारू टीवी ने उनके दिलों में एक ख़ास जगह बना ली है. लॉकडाउन से शुरू हुए इस मधुर संबंध को और मज़बूत बनाने के लिए शेमारू टीवी ने हमेशा अपने दर्शकों की पसंद और उनकी भावनाओं को प्राथमिकता दी है. आज भी उनकी भावनाओं को समझते हुए इस सोमवार यानी 14 जून शेमारू टीवी लेकर आ रहे हैं मनोरंजन का महा सोमवार,; जहां सभी शोज़ की कहानियां ले रही हैं एक नया और दिलचस्प मोड़. महा सोमवार का मक़सद मनोरंजन से कहीं ऊपर, आपको अपने परिवार के साथ कुछ ख़ुशियों भरे पल देने की हमारी एक छोटी-सी कोशिश है. कोरोना की मार झेल रहे देश में धीरे-धीरे हालात सुधर रहे हैं, लॉकडाउन ख़त्म हो रहा है, जो यक़ीनन हम सबके लिए ख़ुशी और उल्लास का वक़्त है, ऐसे में अपने परिवार के साथ अपने फेवरेट शोज़ और एक्टर्स को देखने से ज़्यादा मज़ेदार भला क्या हो सकता है.

शेमारू टीवी पर फ़िलहाल 11 टॉप शोज़ चल रहे हैं, जिनमें से ये 5-6 शोज़ ऐसे हैं, जो दर्शकों को टीवी से जोड़े रखते हैं. इन्हीं में से टॉप 4 शोज़ जिनकी कहानियों में आनेवाला है ज़बर्दस्त मोड़, उनके बारे में हम आपको यहां बता रहे हैं. 

सुहानी सी एक लड़की

 शेमारू टीवी के प्राइम टाइम की शुरुआत होती है शाम 6 बजे एक ख़ूबसूरत-सी लव स्टोरी सुहानी सी एक लड़की; के साथ. 14 जून से देखिए कैसे एक बार फिर बिरला परिवार में हो गई है सुहानी की एंट्री. दरअसल, अपने पति युवराज के साथ बिगड़े रिश्ते के कारण अपने स्वाभिमान की रक्षा के लिए सुहानी बिरला परिवार छोड़कर चली जाती है, लेकिन जैसे ही उसे अपने परिवार की मुसीबतों के बारे में पता चलता है, तो वो उल्टे पांव बिरला परिवार में वापस लौट आती है. परिवार की मदद करने के बावजूद वो अभी भी दादी के आंखों की किरकिरी बनी हुई है और दादी उसे नीचा दिखाने और घर से निकालने के लिए बिछाए जा रही हैं जाल पर जाल. बाहरी ख़ूबसूरती की हैं दादी दीवानी, अब भला ऐसे में ख़ुद को कैसे संभालेगी सुहानी?

सिया के राम

सुहानी के बाद शेमारू टीवी पर समय है रात 7 बजे और एक बेहतरीन आध्यात्मिक शो ;सिया के राम; का. एक आदर्श पुत्री, बहन, पत्नी, बहू और मां सीता जी के नज़रिए से दिखाए गए रामायण की महागाथा को लेकर दर्शकों में ख़ासा उत्साह देखने को मिल रहा है. इस शो के चाहनेवालों के बारे में इसी से अंदाज़ा लगाया जा सकता है कि सोशल मीडिया पर इसके लाखों फैंस ऐक्टिव हैं. ;सिया के राम; में 14 जून को सीताजी को यह ज्ञात हो जाता है कि राजा जनक और देवी सुनैना उनके जन्मदाता नहीं, बल्कि पालक हैं. इस जानकारी के बाद अचानक उनके मन में तरह-तरह के प्रश्न घूमने लगते हैं. अपनी बहनों के साथ अपने रिश्ते को लेकर भी वो सशंकित होने लगती हैं. उन्हें यह डर सताने लगता है कि अगर उनकी बहनों को पता चला कि वो उनकी सगी बहन नहीं, बल्कि गोद ली हुई हैं, तो कहीं उनका व्यव्हार उनकी तरफ़ बदल न जाए. क्या उनकी बहनें सीताजी को पूर्ववत स्वीकारेंगी या परिस्थितियां लेंगी कोई नया मोड़?

कलश एक विश्वास

सिया के बाद रात 8 बजे शेमारू टीवी पर छलकता है ;कलश एक विश्वास; का. देविका और रवि के अनोखे विश्वास को दर्शाती कहानी में भी परिस्थितियां कुछ ऐसी बनीं कि देविका और रवि का हो गया है विवाह, पर देविका को नहीं है रवि पर बिल्कुल भी विश्वास. हालांकि अपनी सच्चाई और ईमानदारी से रवि धीरे-धीरे जीतने लगता है देविका का विश्वास, पर किस रास्ते जा रही है इनकी कहानी और किस रास्ते पर है इनका विश्वास?

एक बूंद इश्क़

देविका के बाद शेमारू टीवी पर रात 9 बजे होती है तारा की एंट्री. दो प्रेमियों के सच्चे प्यार और समर्पण की कहानी “एक बूंद इश्क़”में आया है एक अनोखा मोड़. कलावती के साथ होनेवाली मुठभेड़ के दौरान ही तारा और मृत्युंजय हो जाते हैं एक एक्सीडेंट के शिकार. कहानी में नज़र आती है 5 साल की लंबी छलांग. एक्सीडेंट के 5 साल बाद तारा और मृत्युंजय की ज़िंदगिया पूरी तरह बदल गई हैं. जहां एक ओर तारा एक ऐसे घर में एक ऐसे पति के साथ है, जिसे वो न जानती है और न ही पहचानती, वहीं दूसरी ओर मृत्युंजय बन गया है अब बल्ली नाम का ठग. आख़िर 5 साल पहले ऐसा क्या हुआ कि जुदा हो गए तारा और मृत्युंजय और इतनी बदल गई उनकी दुनिया?

मनोरंजन के अलावा शेमारू टीवी समय समय पर अपने दर्शकों के लिए कॉन्टेस्ट भी चलाते रहते हैं. आज तक बहुत से लोगों के सपने साकार करनेवाले शेमारू टीवी की विश्वसनीयता दर्शकों में बरक़रार है और इसे और बढ़ाने के लिए देखते रहिए शेमारू टीवी- बदलते आज के लिए.


 MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: May 15: Bharti AXA General Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies reported marginal growth with gross written premium of Rs. 3183 crore in FY2020-21 compared to Rs. 3157 crore last year against the backdrop of COVID pandemic while posting profit after tax of INR 120 crore in the financial year 2020-21.

The company managed to improve productivity in most business lines and channels and achieve high double-digit growth in health and personal accident segment, SME, and commercial lines in this fiscal which helped counter the slowdown in the motor and travel insurance segments.

While the overall health segment saw a robust 11 per cent growth at Rs. 457 crore in FY2020-21 against Rs. 410 crore last year, Retail health grew by 48 per cent driven by sharp focus, launch of new products and increased awareness due to the pandemic.

Focus on SME, MSME and Commercial line segment backed by higher growth in Group health insurance and support from Bancassurance channel witnessed a significant 29 per cent growth at Rs. 554 crore during this fiscal against Rs. 430 crore in the year earlier. Crop insurance segment was successfully managed with Rs. 804 crore of business in FY2021 compared to Rs. 828 crore in the last year. 

‘‘Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, FY2021 has been a challenging year for the industry and especially for us at Bharti AXA General Insurance. While the overall demand for goods and services across the economy has been relatively low, consumer has felt an evident need of insurance on the back of the uncertainty the pandemic has brought along with it. This timely understanding of changing consumer behavior helped us respond with required solutions and agility through tech advancements. It pushed us to launch several initiatives to reach the consumers through no-contact digital methods, not only to complete a transaction to onboard new customers but also service claims digitally as we ensured we are available for our existing customers in these turbulent times. 

Further, the year demanded realignment with special focus on the health and commercial lines segment, and we swiftly managed to drive growth in these lines of business on account of increased awareness and launch of new products.’’ said Mr. Sanjeev Srinivasan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bharti AXA General Insurance. 

Motor and travel insurance segments were impacted the most due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. Motor insurance segment for Bharti AXA General Insurance de-grew by 8 per cent at Rs. 1,368 crore in this fiscal from Rs. 1,488 crore last year.

“Despite the challenges, we are happy to end the year with a strong performance and improved market ranking. This demonstrates a strong demand for our products and services, showcasing the unique value we bring to our customers and to our distribution partners. Our performance also reinforces the resilience and commitment of our team during the challenging year.” he added.

Bharti AXA General Insurance managed to achieve a lower combined ratio at 110.5 per cent during FY2021 compared to 120.7 per cent in FY2020 on account of improved profitability Combined ratio is a measure of profitability that takes into account claims and expenses as a proportion of premiums. Market ranking of the company in the private General Insurance sector also improved to 10th from 11th position in previous year despite the impact of the pandemic. 

Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Ltd.

Bharti AXA General Insurance is a joint venture between Bharti, one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agriculture business and retail, and AXA, one of the world’s leading organizations with interests in financial protection and wealth management. The joint venture company has a 51% stake from Bharti and 49% stake of AXA. The company has pan-India presence through its 167 branches and offers insurance solutions for motor and two-wheeler, health and critical illness, property and student, individual and family travel.

*Hindustan Power sets up a 50-bed Facility, donates essential medical equipment in Anuppur*

 * 50-bed facility set up in Village Jaithari, district Anuppur for General Public. Hospital has facilities for oxygen support, ambulances, modern equipment and medicines.


*2 Ambulances, 5 Oxygen Concentrators & 25 Oxygen Cylinders provided to Anuppur district Medical Hospital


* 25-bed Facility Created for Employees & Contractors


Anuppur, June 15th, 2021: In a bid to support the local communities in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Hindustan Power, a leading player in the power sector, has set up a 50-bed facility in Jaithari, Anuppur for the general public.


The facility is fully equipped with Ambulances, Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Cylinders, Medication, PPE Kits, Pulse Oximeters and other essential medical requirements. The Company has also donated two Ambulances, Five Oxygen concentrators and 25 Oxygen cylinders to Anuppur Medical Hospital.


The Company has also set up a 25-bed fully oxygenated facility for employees, contractors and their families in the district. In-house doctors and nurses will provide treatment to all those affected.


Mr Lalit Jain, President – Thermal, Hindustan Power said: “We believe in creating strong partnerships with the local communities. Fighting the pandemic have to be a collective effort to succeed. These initiatives are for well -being of our employees, local partners and the general public. We will continue to work for the benefit of the people in these trying times. We urge the people to take all precautions and stay safe.”


Last year, Hindustan Power had also donated the ventilators to the district Hospital in Anuppur for the treatment of Covid 19 patients. Hindustan Power is committed to standing alongside the administration and health authorities to ramp up medical facilities and infrastructure.

*Paytm launches Vaccine Appointment Booking on the app, to help Indians search, discover, and also book vaccination slot*

 - Enables Paytm users to book vaccine slots based on location, age, dose number, vaccine type, and choose between free or paid vaccines

- Helps users from across the country to seamlessly book slots at the nearest vaccination center

India's leading digital financial services platform Paytm today announced the launch of vaccination slot booking in addition to its Vaccine Finder service on the app. Paytm users can now search, discover & also book their vaccination slots for both Covaxin and Covishield at the nearest center through the Paytm app.

The service would help Indians seamlessly book vaccination slots and gain immunity, helping in fighting the ongoing pandemic.

In May as vaccination opened for all in India, the company had launched Vaccine Finder on the app, with advanced filtering options that helped the user generate leads for vaccine booking, including information such as the type of vaccine available and the fee charged for it. The company said that over the last several weeks Paytm users have checked for the availability of vaccination slots via Paytm.

With the slot booking option now available on the app, users across the country can successfully complete their vaccination process.

Paytm spokesperson said, "It is our endeavour to help India come out of this pandemic a lot stronger. Our vaccine finder will help citizens seamlessly book slots at the nearest center and get vaccinated.”

The service is one of the many measures that Paytm has undertaken as part of its Covid-19 relief measures. Under its #OxygenForLife initiative, Paytm Foundation has donated Oxygen concentrators and is also setting up Oxygen Plants in government hospitals across the country.

*Del Monte launches India’s first packaged King Coconut Water*

 Native to Sri Lanka, King Coconut is renowned for its superior taste and health benefits 


Boosts Del Monte’s drinks portfolio at a time when consumer demand for health and immunity enhancing natural products is at a high


New Delhi, 15th June, 2021: Del Monte, the premium packaged foods brands from FieldFresh Foods, today announced the launch of its packaged King Coconut Water, which is renowned for its superior health and taste benefits. 


Del Monte is the first brand in India to offer King Coconut Water and raises the bar in the fast-growing packaged coconut water segment as consumers increasingly adopt healthier lifestyles.  


A native of Sri Lanka, King Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes and is considered a natural sports drink. This drink helps hydrate and replenish lost body fluids whether it’s post a workout or a hot day in the sun through nutrients like Sodium, Potassium, Calcium etc. King coconut water surpasses all other coconuts when it comes to taste. It is naturally sweeter with a slight nutty flavor, it contains less than 60kcal.


Del Monte’s King Coconut Water, which is 100% preservative free, comes in limited edition offer of 250 ml tetra pack for Rs 269. It is available at leading modern retail outlets as well as online at amazon.in and grofers with attractive introductory offers.  


Says Yogesh Bellani, CEO – FieldFresh Foods: “We are delighted to bring to India what is regarded as the best variety of coconut water in the world. Today, customers are prioritizing high quality, immunity boosting foods and look for hygiene safe options. Del Monte’s preservative free and world-class packaging keeps the goodness of King Coconut Water intact. We have received phenomenally positive response to the product during pre-launch trials and believe that we have a highly differentiated offering in this fast growing category.” 


The packaged coconut water market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23 %. As per research undertaken by FieldFresh Foods, in the post pandemic era, one in two customers intends to spend more on health and wellness products/supplements to boost health and immunity. 


About Del Monte:

Brand Del Monte has over 100 years of rich international heritage during which it has been synonymous with quality and taste. The brand originated in the US and is now available all across the globe. The Del Monte range of branded processed food and beverage products in India includes Fruit Juices, Ketchup, Mayonnaise , Packaged Fruits and the Italian Range consisting of Pasta, Olive Oil and Olives alongside a Culinary range for both B2B and B2C market.

*Sidhu Moose Wala tops Billboard Global Charts with Triller!*

 ● Sidhu’s track ‘Bitch, I’m Back and ‘Moosedrilla’ peaked #1 on Billboard Triller Global Chart alongside global icons including - Dixie, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne

● Tracks from the album Moosetape also entered the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Chart making Sidhu Moose Wala one of the only Indian artists to do so in recent times.

New Delhi, 15 June 2021: Triller, an AI-powered short video app is doing wonders for Indian Music artists by giving them a fun, engaging platform to promote and interact with their fans spread in more than 50 countries globally. In what could be seen as a testament to the power of Triller's platform and Indian Punjabi music, Sidhu Moose Wala’s exclusive association with Triller has resulted in Sidhu consistently hitting Billboard Triller Global charts with his hits like ‘Bitch, I’m Back’ and ‘Moosedrilla’.

Sidhu created history by becoming the first Indian artist to be on Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart. His engaging challenges (#bitchimback and #moosedrilla) on Triller have also cumulatively generated more than 20 million views, just in India and UK!  

On the achievement, Sidhu said, “Beyond excited to hit Billboard Canadian Top 100 and at the same time rank #1 on Top Triller Global charts consecutively. Grateful to my fans, supporters, and well-wishers on Triller for unending support. It’s an honor to see Punjabi music reach to newer heights and recognition.”

Commenting on this, Raj Mishra, Head Of Triller India, said, “India is an exciting market for Triller and the response we have received from this market inspires us to raise the benchmarks in this space. We will continue to offer due credit to all artists together with the freedom to use the platform to their advantage. Our association with Billboard via the Top Triller Global Charts has democratized content and has helped Indian artists get recognition on a global platform. We hope to continue our journey of getting more homegrown artists like Sidhu Moose Wala on Triller by continuing to support them and offering the discerning Indian audience a plethora of options.”

Triller came to India in late 2020 and since then, has actively collaborated with lots of celebrated Indian music artists to create an outstanding social entertainment platform that allows Millennials and Gen-Z creators to create top-quality MTV style music videos, challenge clips, and similar super creative trills using exclusive chart-topping globally trending music by global musicians. 

Triller, the Los Angeles-based short video app is backed by Hollywood producer Ryan Kavanaugh and music artists such as Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne. It stands out from the league because of its strict policies on code-of-conduct, strict regulations, privacy and security policies, and mostly due to its collaboration with the best of the music labels and musicians including Eminem, Justin Bieber, Josh Richards, Noah Beck, Kevin Hart, Tyga, Saweetie, The Weeknd, and many more. 

About Triller

Triller is the globally popular AI-powered social media and music discovery experience that allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. Pick a song, select the portion of the song you want to use, snap a few takes, and with the tap of a button you have a celebrity-quality music video starring you and your friends. Triller relies solely on organic growth and has more than 300 million downloads, with celebrities like Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch, and Eminem regularly using the app to create their own music videos. Triller is owned by TrillerNet, a first-of-its-kind company consolidating technology and content platforms to lead the move to Internet 3.0.

*Blue Dart aircraft flying international stand strong with the nation in the war against the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic*

 The Express Logistics Provider has been flying charter aircraft internationally facilitating the transport of oxygen concentrators amongst other COVID-19 related medical and pharmaceutical equipment.

National, 15th June 2021: Blue Dart, India’s leading express logistics service provider and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) has been facilitating the transport of oxygen concentrators amongst other essential COVID relief medical equipment across the length and breadth of the Indian terrain. The express logistics provider has leveraged its market-differentiating Boeing 757-200 freighters, 11,000+ vehicles on ground and its Time Definite Services in order to rise to the occasion and deliver the need of the hour.

India is currently battling a surge in COVID-19 cases owing to a deadly second wave that began towards the end of March. As cases began to grow, the requirement for oxygen concentrators has increased giving rise to last-mile transportation problems, especially with problems arising to reach India’s villages and towns. Blue Dart is supporting the nation by helping move oxygen concentrators, oxymeters, medical supplies, ventilators and our full range of temperature-controlled products that are delivered in a time-definite manner.

Speaking about fulfilling the responsibility taken on, Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart said, “As we fight the second wave of COVID-19, findings of a double mutant indicate despite heightened efforts, that our battle to inoculate a sizeable population may still take a longer duration. We understand in these times when livelihood and supply Chains are stressed, our mission and purpose of ‘Connecting People, Improving Lives’ is extremely important. Blue Dart continues to use, its fleet of Boeing 757 freighters and resources at its disposal to play a key role in transporting O2 concentrators and critical medical supplies within the country; through our scheduled and International charter flights, ground network; supporting individuals and corporates alike. Through the pandemic, our people, have demonstrated their ‘Can do’ attitude standing true to our value of customer-centricity.”  

Giving insight into Blue Dart’s capabilities, Ketan Kulkarni, Head Business Development & CMO, Blue Dart says, “Blue Dart has been transporting oxygen concentrators and other important medical & pharmaceutical equipment for COVID relief leveraging our air express and ground express network. The need of the hour is speed & time and Blue Dart has the capability to deliver excellence on both these parameters. Our 6 Boeing 757-200 freighters and 11,000+ vehicles on ground, aid us in making time-definite deliveries, especially with Mission Critical shipments such as COVID-relief equipment. Our charter aircraft are operating internationally including to China, the most recent being flying multiple charters to Shanghai receiving O2 concentrators.”

Elaborating further Ketan Kulkarni adds, “Blue Dart MedExpress will soon commence the trial experiments of Drone flights delivering vaccines and critical COVID medical supplies to the remotest parts of Telangana. We are affirmative that with our continued efforts and the contribution of India Inc, we will support the government’s target of vaccinating 80% of the population by September 2021.”

Blue Dart has worked through the pandemic ensuring the mission-critical supply chain remains operational. In line with the organization’s ‘First In Last Out’ policy, Blue Dart has transported COVID-19 vaccine samples, temperature-controlled movement of COVID-19 testing kits, ventilators, PPE, testing kits, reagents, enzymes, respirators, surgical masks, goggles and 

gloves amongst other critical material. The organization, especially over the last year, has been consistently working towards supporting the nation and help bring it back on its growth track. From ramping up its Temperature Controlled Logistics (TCL) services to transport the vaccine against COVID-19, to leveraging the use of technology to operate experimental Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS, Drones) for the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies, the express logistics provider is doing everything within its power to help the nation and the economy get back on the path to recovery. 

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 35,000 locations in India. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL eCommerce Solutions division, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries & territories, and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions, customs clearance etc.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by its position as the nation’s most innovative and awarded express logistics company for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability which include recognition as one of ‘India's Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work®️ Institute, India, ranked amongst ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’ by The Great Place to Work®️ Institute, Asia, voted a ‘Superbrand’ and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand’, listed as one of Fortune 500’s ‘India's Largest Corporations’ and Forbes ‘India's Super 50 Companies’ to name a few.

Under the DPDHL group motto of “Connecting People, Improving Lives”, we focus our corporate responsibility under three pillars - GoTeach (Championing education), GoGreen (Protecting the environment) and GoHelp (Structures engagement with communities & Disaster management response).

Monday, June 14, 2021

*PAYBACK India Supports YouWeCan’ #Mission1000Beds Drive in India’s Fight against Covid-19*

 ­ PAYBACK India has joined hands with Yuvraj Singh’s Foundation in its drive to strengthen country’s hospitals with critical care beds & medical equipment for Covid treatment

­ The drive has begun in a few towns in Himachal Pradesh, with the supply of critical healthcare infrastructure

New Delhi, June 14th, 2021: PAYBACK India, the country’s largest multi-brand loyalty program, has joined hands with ‘YouWeCan’ Foundation in their drive to strengthen the critical healthcare infrastructure to fight the ongoing Covid-19 battle. YouWeCan’s #Mission1000Beds drive has started with the delivery of the first set of medical equipment & ICU beds to the towns in Himachal Pradesh.

The initiative termed as #Mission1000Beds has been launched at the beginning of this month and will equip several hospitals with BiPAP and Ventilator enabled beds, in addition to other essential equipment for the critical care of COVID-19 patients.

Talking about the collaboration with ‘YouWeCan’ Foundation, Mr. Pramod Mahanta, MD, PAYBACK India, said, “We, as a company, are committed to contributing to the society. Like in the past, we have partnered with Yuvraj Singh & YouWeCan Foundation; this time to augment the healthcare infrastructure to fight Covid-19. We will continue to do the best we can towards the society.” 

On having PAYBACK India as partner supporting this initiative, Yuvraj Singh, Cricketer & Founder, YouWeCan Foundation, said, “I am very happy that PAYBACK India has extended their ongoing partnership with us towards supporting our initiative #Mission1000Beds, which is a hospital capacity expansion solution, to rapidly scale up the Covid-19 critical care facilities across India. I am certain that through this collaboration, we will be able to serve people who require critical care."

This project was possible with the active coordination and support of Dr. Ravinder Mukhia, Medical Officer In-charge, Civil Hospital in Rohru and Dr, Dileep Tegta, Medical Officer In-charge, Civil Hospital in Theog, Dr. Pawan Sharma, Medical Officer in Theog and support staff. 

As part of the CSR initiatives, PAYBACK India had previously collaborated with YouWeCan Foundation in March 2020 to aid the treatment of children suffering from cancer.

*Shyam Steel India becomes the Official Partner of ICC World Test Championship Final*

 National, June 14, 2021: Shyam Steel India one of leading producers and manufacturers of TMT Bars in India, today announced its association for ICC World Test Championship Final as the official partner for the event. The inaugural championship match will be played between India and New Zealand and is slated to take place from 18th to 22nd June 2021 plus a reserve day at Southampton, England. 

Based on the association, Shyam Steel India will have its logo presence in the outfield and perimeter board. The brand’s logo will also be displayed in the backdrop for flash interviews and post-match presentation and in the ICC website and mobile app. The brand will have the right to use photograph and Audio-Visual clips of the match for internal use and promotional purposes. Shyam Steel India will leverage the association to enhance its brand awareness, build relevance and engage with the target audience. The partnership with ICC will help brand Shyam Steel to instantly connect with the millions of viewers watching the event across India and abroad. 

“We are pleased to have Shyam Steel on board as our official partner for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final. We look forward to working with them for this prestigious event” said Mr Anurag Dahiya, Chief Commercial Officer, ICC.

“We are very proud to associate ourselves with this prestigious event. India is a cricket frenzy nation, and this partnership will help us build high brand recall amongst the cricket lovers of the country. On behalf of Shyam Steel Family, we wish our Indian cricket team all the very best for the championship match”, said Mr Lalit Beriwala, Director, Shyam Steel India.

Shyam Steel India has also planned a series of activations across digital platforms to grow stakeholder engagement and brand recall. The activation includes sharing interesting trivia and conducting gripping contest, wherein the audience can win exciting prizes. In alignment with the brand philosophy, Maksad Toh India Ko Banana Hai and Hamesha Ke Liye Strong, Shyam Steel India along with the millions of cricket lovers will be rooting for their Team India to bring the Test Championship home.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

*Renowned cricketer Virender Sehwag launches India’s First Experiential learning website for Cricket - CRICURU*

 - Conceptualized & developed by Virender Sehwag & Sanjay Bangar the website aims to revolutionize cricket learning experience

- The AI based website will offer first of kind customized & personalized coaching experience & access to expert advice from noted players of the game

-Users will also get to learn mental fitness & toughness from celebrated players self-experiences 

New Delhi, 9th June 2021: India’s star cricketer Virender Sehwag, today launched CRICURU - India’s first experiential learning website aimed at redefining the cricket coaching experience in the country. 

CRICURU is a pioneer in AI based cricket coaching in the country aimed at offering a personalized learning experience for its users. The curriculum for each player has been developed personally by Mr. Virender Sehwag along with Mr. Sanjay Bangar, former Indian Player and Batting Coach of the Indian Cricket team (2015-19).

With international cricket attaining new heights in terms of technology led innovation there was a need that India too joins the bandwagon to offer a similar experience for aspiring cricketers in the country. 

Sharing his views on the launch of CRICURU, Mr. Virender Sehwag, Founder, CRICURU, said, “At CRICURU our aim is to develop an ecosystem to democratize cricket learning in India and bridge the existing gaps. Our curriculum is designed meticulously giving access to coaching experts from across the globe to offer an uninterrupted coaching experience for aspiring cricketers at par with international standards of cricket.”

Additionally he added, “CRICURU also gives parents an opportunity to become partners with their children as they work towards attaining the required skill set for a professional career in cricket.”

CRICURU is India’s first AI enabled website designed to help youngsters learn playing cricket through master classes of 30 handpicked player coaches from across the globe with about four hours of curated video content with each coach, where learning is evaluated using customized AI led technology. It is the only experiential learning website that brings learning alive through immersive videos, interactive augmented reality and engaging simulations. 

Mr. Sanjay Bangar, Co – Founder, CRICURU added, “The vision behind CRICURU is to offer access to cricket coaching for people living anywhere across the country, even Tier 2 and 3 cities which can be easily accessed from the comfort of your homes. With smartphone and internet penetration on the rise this just makes it more accessible for aspiring enthusiasts.”

CRICURU is a combination of demonstrations and interviews where your CRICURU shares his experience and learning with you. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content and the videos can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you would like. CRICURU is available on both iOS and Android devices and users can log on to www.cricuru.com to subscribe for a duration of 1 year. The subscription fees starts from Rs 299 for a duration of 1 year. 

Key features of CRICURU

1 34 handpicked player coaches from across the globe – AB de Villiers, Brett Lee,Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Jonty Rhodes etc 

2 Customized AI led technology to evaluate users batting objectively and rate their performance on an ongoing basis to show how is the progress

3 Each user gets a score against the MCC coaching manual

4 Personalized learning experience for every user

5 Knowledge driven initiative which is powered by some of the best-known cricket legends

6 Users get a firsthand experience from celebrated players as to how they navigated success, failure & fame 


Cricuru is a mobile-web based application containing the proprietary features like coaching videos, AI/ML analysis, and Dial-A-Coach, featuring a niche of sports learning AI/ML based video bank of cricketing legends creating an affordable expert Cricket coaching platform accessible to aspiring cricketers. Cricuru is founded by legendary cricketer Virender Sehwag and Cricketer and Coach Sanjay Bangar, with the aim of spreading the knowledge and experiences gained by some of the best cricketers from around the world in order to help YOU approach the game in the right best possible manner.

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