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*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 entr

*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

*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

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 हु

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 ब

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 Tan

*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

*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

*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 &

*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 w

*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+ order

*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 ex

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 प

BHARTI AXA GENERAL INSURANCE REPORTS STEADY TOPLINE ALONG WITH RS. 120 CR PROFIT in FY2021 GROWTH IN HEALTH AND COMMMERCIAL LINES SEGMENT GENERATE STABLE REVENUE AND HIGHER PROFITS

 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 l

*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

*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 sev

*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 nat

*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 (#bitc

*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 probl

*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.

*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 million

*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