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*IIM SAMBALPUR welcomes its first Executive MBA batch through a virtual inauguration program*

 ~The degree program for working professionals aims to aid entrepreneurship and digital transformation~ 31th August 2021, Sambalpur: After introducing their Executive MBA degree program for working professionals in March 2021, IIM Sambalpur, welcomed their first Executive MBA batch through a virtual inauguration program. The session was graced by distinguished and esteemed guests which included Chief Guest, Mr. Rajeev Dubey, Chairman – Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd., Mahindra First choice Wheel Ltd. & Mahindra Steel Service Centre Ltd. and Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, Director-HR, Samsung Electronics. The inauguration program also witnessed a welcome address by Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur. The program began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp, followed by introduction of the Executive MBA Program by Prof. Shikha Bhardwaj, Chairperson, EMBA to the faculty members, staff, students and media journalists. The program was concluded with

*From Paytm Wallet, Postpaid to FASTag — Take a look at the Paytm Payment Instruments that are driving the company’s next phase of growth*

 India’s leading digital ecosystem for consumers and merchants (1),Paytm, which is going for India’s largest market debut, has built a strong base in India, with multiple payment instruments. These payment instruments create a complete network effect and a multi-stack payment architecture, which also bring in multiple drivers of revenue. The company has listed the same in its competitive strengths, as it said, “Our payments platform, with a wide selection of daily life use cases and payment instruments, provides us with large scale and reach.” The payment instruments or financial products or services offered in partnership by us with partner financial institutions, including our associates such as Paytm Payments Bank, and third parties. These instruments include prepaid payment instruments such as Paytm Wallet, sub wallets and prepaid card; Savings account, current account, debit cards, FASTag, National Common Mobility Card, and Unified Payments Interface (“UPI”) handle, which are issu

*PROSUS AGREES ACQUISITION OF BILLDESK BY PAYU FOR US$4.7bn*

 • Acquisition of BillDesk will see PayU become one of the leading online payment providers globally, handling a total payment volume (TPV) of US$147 billion • Deal will bring Prosus’s cumulative investment in Indian tech to more than US$10bn • Prosus CEO: “Payments and fintech is a core segment for Prosus, and India remains our number one investment destination” Amsterdam, 31 August 2021: Prosus N.V. ("Prosus"), the global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world, announced today that an agreement has been reached between PayU and the shareholders of the Indian digital payments provider BillDesk to acquire BillDesk for US$4.7 billion. The proposed acquisition will see PayU, the payments and fintech business of Prosus which operates in more than 20 high-growth markets, become one of the leading online payment providers globally by total payment volume (TPV).  PayU focuses on high-growth markets and operates across three distinct busines

*2x Olympic Medallist PV Sindhu interacts with fans in a Insta LIVE AMA session powered by Bank of Baroda*

 Mandira Bedi interviewed PV Sindhu on her passion, inspiration and goals Mumbai, August 31, 2021: Bank of Baroda celebrated National Sports Day by organising an AMA session #SmashItWithSindhu2 with 2-time Olympic Medallist PV Sindhu and renowned sports commentator Mandira Bedi. The session has been viewed by more than 65,000 fans of the shuttler. Fans asked questions on various aspects of Sindhu’s journey. Bank of Baroda has been associated with the athlete for almost 5 years now, a relationship which started even before she won at Rio Olympic. On winning her second Olympic medal, Sindhu said, “Winning back-to-back medals at the Olympics is definitely a dream come true.” During the conversation, Sindhu highlighted that India is getting much better in sports year after year and the future looks very promising. In a rapid-fire conversation with Mandira Bedi, Sindhu revealed her personality traits being very jovial and sensitive unlike being aggressive on the court. When asked about the

*Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge - says study*

 Hyderabad, 27th August 2021: Heartfulness Meditation’s HELP program has a positive impact on students’ motivation as per a study published in International Journal of Current Research. It concluded that Positive motivation (Benevolence) leads to rewards and negative motivation (Revenge & Avoidance) towards pain. Students must develop Positive Motivation to cultivate a healthy society. HELP Program significantly decreases Negative Motivations (Revenge and Avoidance) and shows a greater improvement on Positive Motivation (Benevolence) amongst students that can eventually raise a healthy & a positive generation. Revenge is a very powerful emotion, and its effect is but counterproductive to the wellbeing of the individual as well as the society. Revenge is one of the main reasons for Cyber bullying especially against women, that causes anxiety, major depression and may even push victims to commit suicide. Revenge attitude not only harms the other person, but the one who holds it.

*Practically Partners With Almoe, Brings Practically School Solution Free To Schools Using Promethean & Specktron Interactive Displays *

 India, August 27, 2021: Leveraging the rapid adoption of technologies in the education field, Practically, India’s first experiential learning app designed to make learning immersive and increase retention in STEM learning among students of class 6 to 12 has tied up with Almoe Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd India, a part of Dubai-based Almoe, to provide FREE access to Practically School Solution. Through this partnership, Almoe will assist Practically to offer immersive content and learning experiences through its innovative Practically School Solution to 3000 schools where 50,000 Promethean and Specktron Interactive Displays are already in use. Almoe, the largest audiovisual distribution company in the Gulf countries, offers cutting-edge Promethean and Specktron Interactive Displays. Promethean is a global leader in interactive displays for education and lesson delivery software for schools. Specktron is a leading brand pioneering in Audio Visual (AV) and Information & Communication T

*FC Goa secure Nongdomba Naorem signing *

 ~ Young winger pens a multi-year deal with the Gaurs ~ Goa, August, 2021: FC Goa can confirm they have completed the signing of young winger Nongdomba Naorem on a free transfer. The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term contract after passing medical and agreeing personal terms.  Immediately after inking the deal, Naorem told fcgoa.in: “Today is a big day. I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in India. It’s a club that I feel is the best fit for me and is one that I have admired for a long time. “I am now looking forward to understanding what the coach demands from me and script a new chapter in my life.” FC Goa’s Director of Football Ravi Puskur was also delighted at having completed formalities. He said, “We’re delighted to secure the services of Nongdamba. He’s a highly technical player and has the directness needed in one on one situations for a player in his position. He caught our eye with his performances for Mohun Bagan in the I-League in the 19/20

*Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham gets A++ Grading from NAAC*

 • The varsity is the youngest one in the country to bag this honor • This is the third time that the institution is getting A grade from NAAC after 2009 and 2014 • It scored an impressive 3.7 out of 4 CGPA August 24, 2021: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 NIRF Ranking, has received the highest possible A++ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), scoring an impressive 3.7 out of 4 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). This is the third time in its short history of 18 years that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been rated as ‘Grade A’ institution by NAAC. It had also received Grade A rating in previous NAAC assessments in 2009 and 2014. With this, the varsity has become the youngest institute of higher education in India to have received the A++ rating.  Said Dr P Venkat Rangan, Vice-chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: “It is a privilege and honor for us to have received the highest-possible A++ gradi

*Bharti Foundation and KATHA India collaborate to support students from Satya Bharti Schools across 5 states through story based learning*

 26th August 2021 Gurgaon: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, partnered with KATHA India to promote story based learning in Grades 1 to 5, increasing reading and comprehension competency in the formative years.  This initiative addresses one of the urgent national mission under NEP 2020 - attainment of ‘Universal Foundational Literacy’ as well as ‘ART Integrated Pedagogy’. The first phase of 300 Million Alliance (KATHA’s objective to reach out to 300 million underprivileged children in India) was initiated this year in April. The collaboration aims to use Story Pedagogy, eBooks, activities and Teaching-Learning materials through the 300M Portal: tadaa.katha.org / learn.katha.org.  More than 33,000 students from underprivileged background (Grades I to V) of 173 Satya Bharti Primary schools spread across five states of India will benefit from this partnership. Over 100 stories both in audio and video format in English, Hindi and Tamil will be used by the l

ऊषा इंटरनेशनल के नये किचन अप्लायंसेस कैम्पेन में नजर आयेंगी कीर्ति सुरेश राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेता अभिनेत्री कंपनी की किचन अप्लायंसेस श्रृंखला के विभिन्‍न उत्‍पाद दिखाने वाले कई विज्ञापनों में दिखाई देंगी

 नई दिल्ली, XX अगस्त, 2021: भारत के प्रमुख कंज्यूमर ड्यूरेबल ब्रांड ऊषा इंटरनेशनल ने आज एक नया मीडिया कैम्पेन पेश किया है। इस मीडिया कैम्पेन में किचन अप्लायंयेस की श्रृंखला पेश की गयी है, जिसमें ब्रांड एम्बेसडर और राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेता (2018) कीर्ति सुरेश नजर आयेंगी। इस कैम्पेन के तहत ऊषा ने पारंपरिक तथा डिजिटल माध्यमों पर चार विज्ञापन जारी किये हैं।   पूरे भारत में ग्राहकों को जोड़ने और उनकी भागीदारी को बढ़ाने के लक्ष्य के साथ, ऊषा के टीवी विज्ञापनों में कीर्ति सुरेश ऊषा के चार प्रमुख उत्‍पादों- ट्राईएनर्जी प्लस मिक्सर ग्राइंडर, कोलोसल डीएलएक्स वेट ग्राइंडर, राइस कूकर और कैलिप्सो ओटीजी का इस्तेमाल करते हुए स्वादिष्ट पकवान बनाती नजर आयेंगी। हरेक फिल्‍म 35 सेकंड की है, जिसे पूरे भारत भर में पेश किया गया है। ये फिल्‍में ऊषा के बढ़ते बाजार पर ध्‍यान केंद्रित करती हैं। इन विज्ञापनों में अभिनेत्री को होम-शेफ के अवतार में दिखाया गया है जोकि ऊषा प्रोडक्ट्स के साथ खाना पकाने की अपनी खुशी जाहिर कर रही हैं, क्योंकि ये प्रोडक्ट उनके सामाजिक रुतबे को भी बढ़ाने का काम कर रहे हैं। उनके लिये किचन

प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में पीआर संचालक के साथ हुई हाथापाई पर पीआर संगठन ने की निंदा

 जबलपुर से दिल्ली, मुंबई और इंदौर के लिए तीन नई हवाई सेवाएं शुरू की गई हैं। बीते दिन जबलपुर में इस हेतु प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस का आयोजन किया गया था, जिसमें शहर की एक पीआर एजेंसी के साथ ही भाजपा के कई कार्यकर्ता मौजूद थे। मीडिया के साथ हुई झड़प के चलते पीआर एजेंसी के संचालक पर जो हाथापाई की गई, वह निंदनीय है।  पीआर एजेंसी की भूमिका मीडिया तथा क्लाइंट के बीच समन्वय स्थापित करना होता है। क्लाइंट तथा मीडिया के बीच हुई झड़प में पीआर एजेंसी को दोष देना कतई सही नहीं है। इतना ही नहीं मौजूदा स्थान पर पीआर एजेंसी के अहम् सदस्य के साथ हाथापाई किया जाना सरासर गलत है। समस्त पीआर संगठन इसकी निंदा करता है।

Madhya Pradesh: मध्यप्रदेश का जनसंपर्क विभाग आया स्वदेशी ऐप Koo पर, अब घर बैठे पाइए सभी सरकारी योजनाओं की जानकारी

 लोग घर बैठे Koo App पर जनसम्पर्क विभाग की सहायता का लाभ उठा सकते हैं   मध्यप्रदेश जनसम्पर्क विभाग ने उठाई जिम्मेदारी, लोगों को मिलेगी पूरी जानकारी  Koo App मुख्यमंत्री शिवराज सिंह चौहान, कांग्रेस के दिग्गज नेता और पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री कमलनाथ, लोकसभा से सांसद नकुलनाथ पहले से ही काफी सक्रीय हैं   मध्यप्रदेश, 20 अगस्त: हाल ही में आई बाढ़ और उसके पहले कोरोना के संकट ने मध्यप्रदेश के जनजीवन को काफी प्रभावित किया है | जनजीवन को पटरी पर लाने के लिए और लोगों तक सरकारी योजनाओं की पूरी जानकारी पहुंचाने के लिए मध्यप्रदेश के जनसम्पर्क ने एक बड़ा कदम उठाते हुए Koo App का हाथ थामा है | अब मध्यप्रदेश का जनसम्पर्क विभाग स्वदेशी ऐप Koo के माध्यम से लोगों को सभी जानकारी देता रहेगा और लोगों की मदद करेगा | जनसम्पर्क विभाग से कोई भी सहायता लेने के लिए और सरकार की सभी योजनाओं की जानकारी सबसे पहले पाने के लिए आप भी Koo पर उनके ऑफिशियल हैंडल @JansamparkMP को फॉलो करें। जनसम्पर्क विभाग ने इसका एलान अपने Koo App के ऑफिशियल हैंडल @JansamparkMP पर पोस्ट कर बताया कि अब Koo पर शासन- प्रशासन संबंधी सभी ज़रूरी जान

ENGIE commissions 200 MW Solar Power Plant in Gujarat

 ENGIE’s second-largest solar PV project in India has been completed in line with the schedule, despite multiple challenges during the pandemic Ahmedabad, India, August 18, 2021: ENGIE has announced the commissioning of a 200MWAC (290 MWp) Solar Power Project at the Raghanesda Solar Power Park, in Raghanesda, Gujarat. ENGIE collaborated with multiple Government of Gujarat entities to construct the project that will generate close to 546 gigawatt-hours of electricity, while reducing 387,056 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The project was won under a tender process run by GUVNL and the Power Purchase Agreement for 25 years was signed in August 2019 with GUVNL (Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited), and the Implementation Support Agreement was signed in October 2019 with GPCL (Gujarat Power Corporation Limited). Debt for the project has been secured under a long-term project financing arrangement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and SocieteGenerale. The project has been implem

*Neuberg Diagnostics partners with MS Dhoni to send the message of health and wellness*

 Tuesday, August 17, 2021: Neuberg Diagnostics, India’s fourth-largest diagnostic lab chain, today announced that it has partnered with ace cricketer, MS Dhoni, for creating awareness about Neuberg’s health and wellness campaign and conveying its efforts towards empowering every citizen with better and affordable healthcare.  Dr. GSK Velu, Chairman and Managing Director, Neuberg Diagnostics, said, “MS Dhoni complements our growth mindset, and thus is a strategic fit during our growth years. We are excited about this association and are honored to have him on board as our evangelist and global brand ambassador. We are keen to take our plethora of diagnostic services across the country and convey our efforts towards empowering every citizen with better and affordable healthcare. Furthermore, Dhoni’s commitment towards maintaining good health and fitness resonates well with our mission and will remind people to prioritize their health. Dhoni’s backing will enable us to communicate about o

*Renault India presents the all new Sporty, Smart & Stunning KIGER to Ace weightlifter and #TokyoOlympics2020 Silver Medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu*

 New Delhi, August 18, 2021: Renault, which is in its 10th year of operations in India, presented Renault KIGER to the Ace weightlifter and #TokyoOlympics2020 Silver Medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her stunning performance on the world stage and making every Indian proud of her feat. Hailing from a village in East Imphal, Mirabai not only lifted the spirits of the entire nation but with her dedication and commitment, she also became an inspiration for other athletes. Her journey finds resonance with a billion Indians who aspire to break out of their humble backgrounds. Renault is proud to celebrate her journey with the Stunning, Smart and Sporty KIGER.  Mr. Sudhir Malhotra, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Renault India handed over the keys of the brand new Renault KIGER to the #TokyoOlympics2020 Silver Medalist, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. Renault KIGER is a brand-new sub four metre compact SUV designed and developed for India. Loaded with several smart attributes and powered by

*GO FIRST SET TO STRENGTHEN GLOBAL PRESENCE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLDTICKET AND DISCOVER THE WORLD*

 Mumbai, August 18, 2021: GO FIRST (formerly known as GoAir) today announced a new sales and content distribution partnership with WorldTicket as its GDS sub hosting partner and Discover the World (DTW) as its sales distribution partner.  GO FIRST believes that the tripartite global distribution partnership will strengthen GO FIRST’s penetration in the international market and will enable the carrier to expand its inventory and services to over several countries. WorldTicket and Discover the World are in sales partnership and the synergies between the two companies will assist GO FIRST to extend its global presence. GO FIRST believes that the partnership will help GO FIRST in attaining pre COVID-19 levels faster while bringing in incremental revenue and mature loads. The agreement with WorldTicket will allow travel agents to book GO FIRST flights via their GDS. GO FIRST’s code will be visible in the GDS for the first time with the prefix of W2 acting as marketing carrier. This will

*The Wait is Over! BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA has launched on iOS App Store today!*

 New Delhi, 18th August 2021 – KRAFTON, the South Korean video game developer, today announced the launch of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA on iOS for gaming enthusiasts and fans in India. The game is now available to download and play on the Apple iOS App Store for fans in India. There is a ton of rewards waiting for fans of the game who’s just joined the party! Starting off, all players will get exciting Welcome Rewards – the Recon Mask, Recon Outfit, the Celebration Expert Title and 300AG which can be redeemed together from the Event Center. As a part of welcoming them to “India Ka Battlegrounds”, exclusive gifts like the Supply and classic Crate Coupons along with the Constable Set can be redeemed separately from the Event Center. Earlier, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA had hit the milestone of 50M downloads, and Krafton had given out numerous rewards in celebration including the Galaxy Messenger Set, which is the third set of rewards waiting for fans playing on iOS as well. To download B

*Women’s World Banking And Bank Of Baroda Report Recommends ‘Jan Dhan Plus’ To Catalyse Formal Savings Behaviour In Women Jan Dhan Customers*

 Banks could potentially attract Rs. 25,000 cr. (250 billion) in deposits by serving 10 crore (100 million) women Jan Dhan customers  India, 18 August 2021: Women’s World Banking, a global non-profit committed to giving low-income women access to financial tools for their financial security and prosperity, and Bank of Baroda, among India’s largest Public Sector Banks (PSBs) today unveiled a new report ‘The Power of Jan Dhan: Making Finance Work for Women in India’. The report estimates that by serving 100 million low-income women, Public Sector Banks in India could attract approximately Rs. 25,000 crores (250 billion) in deposits while financially empowering 40 crore (400 million) low-income Indians.  The report highlights the importance of savings as a powerful tool to help low income women, and their households, build financial resilience. Providing in-depth insights into the savings behaviour and financial inclusion barriers of women, the report also provides recommendations to PSBs

*Netafim India Introduces Revolutionary Portable Drip Kit for Today’s Farmer*

 ~ The company, through the kit aims to cover 10,000 hectares of land under drip irrigation and reach 25,000 marginal farmers across India in the upcoming year ~ ~ The cost-effective, all-in-one irrigation solution brings several Netafim products under one umbrella and offers modular system that save installation cost ~ Mumbai, 18 August 2021: Netafim India, a leading smart irrigation solution provider, has unveiled revolutionary Portable Drip Kit – a comprehensive all-in-one irrigation solution that is easy to install and comes at an affordable price. The kit is designed, particularly for small farmers with farmland up to one acre that offers installation assistance without additional labour. The Portable Drip kit is available across India through Netafim’s dealer network. It is suitable for all types of Rabi and Kharif crops varieties including vegetables, cucurbits, close spacing crops etc. The company through the launch of the Portable Drip Kit aims to cover 10,000 hectares of land

Say No To Plastic Tiranga: Koo App पर Our MITTI Foundation की बड़ी मुहिम, तिरंगे की शान का ना करें प्लास्टिक से अपमान, अपनाएं कपड़े या कागज के तिरंगे और बढ़ाएं देश का मान

 नेशनल, 13 अगस्त:: एक तरफ देश की सीमा पर देश के जवान तिरंगे की शान को बचाने के लिए अपनी जान की परवाह किए बगैर दुश्मनों से लोहा लेते ही रहते हैं ताकि देशवासी सुरक्षित रह सकें, लेकिन देश के अंदर ही जाने-अनजाने लोग कई बार तिरंगे का अपमान कर देते हैं और पर्यावरण को भी नुकसान पहुंचाते हैं। ऐसे में तिरंगे को अपमान से बचाने और पर्यावरण को स्वच्छ बनाने के लिए भारत के पहले माइक्रो-ब्लॉगिंग प्लेटफार्म Koo App के साथ Our MITTI Foundation ने एक मुहिम की शुरुआत की है|  अक्सर लोग 15 अगस्त, 26 जनवरी और 2 अक्टूबर को तिरंगे का अपमान जाने-अनजाने में कर देते हैं। प्लास्टिक के छोटे-छोटे तिरंगे अभिभावक बच्चों के हाथों में दे तो देते हैं, लेकिन जब वो बच्चे इन्हें फेंक देते हैं तो रास्ते में पड़े इन तिरंगों पर भी किसी का ध्यान नहीं जाता है।  तिरंगों के सम्मान को बचाने और पर्यावरण को स्वच्छ और साफ बनाने के लिए Our MITTI Foundation ने Koo App पर एक मुहिम शुरू किया है जिसका नाम है; Say No To Plastic Tiranga. इस अभियान में Our MITTI Foundation, Koo App की मदद से नागरिकों से जुड़ कर अपील कर रहा है कि वो इस

इस स्वतंत्रता दिवस, चलिए प्लास्टिक से होते हैं स्वतंत्र

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