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*Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited wins its first Waste-to-Energy project worth ~ INR 1,500 crore*

 Mumbai, 30th September 2021: Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL/ Company) (BSE Scrip Code: 542760; NSE Symbol: SWSOLAR), one of the world’s leading solar EPC and O&M solutions providers, announced that it has received the first order worth ~ INR 1,500 crore for its waste-to-energy business from a leading developer of energy assets in the UK and Europe. Last month, the Company had announced expansion of its renewable energy offerings to include hybrid energy, energy storage and waste-to-energy solutions. The facility will process 23.2 tonnes of non-recyclable solid municipal waste per hour, diverting over 185,600 tonnes of waste each year. The facility will generate around 19.6 MW of energy, enough to power over 30,000 homes, and will also provide heat that can be used by nearby businesses. Mr. Amit Jain, Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Solar Group said, “We are delighted to have bagged our first order in the waste-to-energy segment, which we recently forayed into. This is a d

*Sugar industry seems promising; Vexed issues of MSP, FRP and cane arrears continue to be important: Infomerics*

 • The domestic prices rose by ₹ 400-500 per quintal prior to the festive season • Sugar production for 2021 is 310 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) with sugarcane production estimated to be 3993 lakh tonnes for 2020-21 • Resolution of the enduring concerns is the way ahead New Delhi, September 30, 2021: Future of sugar industry looks very encouraging but some persisting concerns need urgent attention according to Infomerics Valuation and Rating Pvt Ltd, the noted SEBI-registered and RBI-accredited financial services credit rating company. The sugar report released today states that the government has been proactive and supportive keeping in mind its size and the number of livelihoods associated with it, but, the focus needs to shift towards arriving at a resolution of the problems wrt Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP), Minimum Support Price (MSP) and cane arrears.  These are among the major findings of the Sugar Industry: Outlook and Challenges report released by Infomerics Valuation and Rati

*Blue Dart announces General Price Increase w.e.f. January 1st, 2022*

 • Customers signing up from October 01st to December 31st 2021 will not be impacted by the price increase.  Mumbai, September 29th 2021: Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation and distribution express logistics company, today announced its General Price Increase (GPI), effective from January 1st 2022. The average shipment price increase will be 9.6% as compared to 2021, dependant on the shipping profile. Blue Dart prides itself on its future-ready solutions and has ensured that all its customers are provided with exceptional service quality despite the pandemic; an attribute that is benchmarked by the express logistics provider in the industry. In order to continue providing a resilient, reliable and efficient solution to customers, Blue Dart adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation, currency dynamics, fuel cost fluctuations, rising regulatory costs and other mandatory costs, such as expenses related to complianc

*SBI Card Announces Festive Offer 2021 ‘DUMDAAR DUS’*

 ~Mega Benefits on Online Shopping from 3rd October 2021 ~ ~ Customers can avail 10% cashback for online shopping on ‘any’ domestic e-commerce site ~ ~ Plans to launch digital campaign featuring actor Jaaved Jaaferi ~ New Delhi, 29 September 2021: In a move to double the joy this festive season for its cardholders, SBI Card, India’s largest pure-play credit card issuer, has announced launch of the three-day mega shopping festive offer 2021, ‘Dumdaar Dus’, starting 3 October 2021. During this one-of-its-kind online shopping festival, SBI Card retail cardholders will have the freedom to shop online on any domestic e-commerce site, and not be restricted to just one or two, to avail the 10 per cent cashback. Importantly, in line with the growing popularity of EMI transactions, the offer will also be available on online merchant EMI transactions. SBI Card continuously brings exceptional offers, designed to enhance the overall shopping experience of its valued customers. With festive offer 2

*Informa Markets in India introduces its initiative, ‘Festival of Business – Ushering Economic Resurgence’*

 A versatile medley of 10 back-to-back shows, in the in-person, digital and hybrid formats Mumbai, September 29, 2021: Informa Markets in India, India’s leading organizer of B2B events, recently launched its initiative, the ‘Festival of Business’- Ushering Economic Resurgence’ today – a medley of 10 back-to-back shows across different verticals in the in-person, digital, and hybrid (in-person as well as digital) formats to last till October-end. Over the years, Informa Market’s expertise with seamlessly executed events have offered a springboard to many businesses, from large behemoths to fledgling enterprises. ‘Festival of Business’ has been curated to help discover the joy of in-person reunion, cementing bonds, networking, driving business objectives, spotting innovations through touch-and-feel of products, gathering marketing intelligence, and arriving at customized solutions through different platforms in every show. According to a recent industry report, the trends for India in th

*AU Small Finance Bank Signs MoU with NABARD*

 - Convergence of ongoing programmes of NABARD with credit facilities of AU Small Finance Bank for rural development - To benefit stakeholders like farmers, artisans, agriculture start-ups etc. in Rajasthan  Jaipur, 29 September 2021: AU Small Finance Bank today announced that the bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) to boost ongoing rural developmental initiatives in the state of Rajasthan. The MoU envisages joint initiatives for the benefit of farmers, farmer producer organisations, Self Help Groups (SHG), Joint Liability Groups (JLG), rural artisans, agri-preneurs, agri start-ups, etc., in the State.  The MOU was executed by Shri. Jaideep Srivastava, Chief General Manager- Rajasthan, NABARD and Shri. Sanjay Agarwal, MD and CEO, AU Small Finance Bank in the presence of Dr. G.R.Chintala, Chairman, NABARD.  On the occasion, Shri. Sanjay Agarwal, MD and CEO, AU Small Finance Bank said, “The collaboration

विश्व हृदय दिवस पर Koo App और मेट्रो हॉस्पिटल्स ने शुरू की मुहिम, लोग शेयर करेंगे अपने* *दिल को सेहतमंद रखने का सीक्रेट* Koo पर बताइए अपने स्वस्थ दिल का सीक्रेट और आप जीत सकते हैं एक शानदार फिटनेस बैंड

 नई दिल्ली: डॉ पुरुषोत्तम लाल को उनके इस क्षेत्र में अभूतपूर्व योगदान के लिबार विश्व हृदय दिवस (World Heart Day 2021) पर स्वदेशी माइक्रोब्लॉगिंग ऐप Koo ने मेट्रो ग्रुप ऑफ हॉस्पिटल्स (Metro Group of Hospitals) के साथ एक मुहिम शुरू की है. इस मुहिम का उद्देश्य है पूरे देश के लोगों को दिल की गंभीर बीमारियों के बारे में जागरूक करना. आम लोगों को ये बताना कि कैसे वो अपने दिल को यंग और फिट रख सकते हैं. मेट्रो ग्रुप ऑफ हॉस्पिटल इस मौके पर Koo App के यूजर्स को तमाम ऐसे सुझाव और जानकारी देगा जिनसे दिल को स्वस्थ रखा जा सकता है. आपको बता दें मेट्रो ग्रुप ऑफ हॉस्पिटल के चेयरमैन डॉ पुरुषोत्तम लाल हैं, जो देश के जाने माने हृदय रोग विशेषज्ञए पद्म विभूषण से भी सम्मानित किया गया है. Koo पर चल रही इस मुहिम में आम लोगों की भागीदारी को बढ़ाने और स्वस्थ हृदय के जागरूक करने के उद्देश्य से एक कॉन्टैस्ट भी चलाया जा रहा है. इस कॉन्टैस्ट में यूजर्स अपने हेल्दी दिल का सीक्रेट लोगों से शेयर करेंगे. जिन लोगों के सीक्रेट्स या सुझाव सबसे अच्छे होंगे उनमें से 5 लोगों को एक-एक फिटनेस बैंड इनाम के तौर पर दिया जाएगा. आपक

*Bank of Baroda recognized with Economic Times BFSI Innovation Tribe Award for Best Digital Banking Product (bob World)*

 Mumbai, September 28, 2021: Bank of Baroda, has been awarded with The 4th Edition Economic Times BFSI Innovation Tribe Award for Best Digital Banking Product (bob World). The event was organized, through a virtual ceremony, by the Economic Times, Mumbai on 9th September 2021, for “Best Digital Banking Product for the bob World app”.  Digital economy can help improve economic and social outcomes, and be a force for innovation and productivity growth. Bank of Baroda aims to digitize its products and services to offer customer’s comfort, convenience and safety of transacting from home. In this endeavour bank has launched a digital banking ecosystem bob World, a sub-brand for all the digital products and services of the Bank. Under this umbrella, bob World mobile application offers a wide gamut of banking products and services. This truly all-in-one application has over 220+ services to provide a seamless 360° experience for our customers. With this product bank wants to offer a one stop

*11 Students of Amrita IAS Academy Among Top 100 in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021*

 New Delhi, September , 2021: As many as 54 students of Amrita IAS Academy, a leading coaching centre in Kerala for civil service exams, aced UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021. Meera K, Karishma Nair, and Arth Jain have topped the exam with All India Rank 6, 14 and 16, while 8 more candidates have made it to the top 100 list.  Commenting on the achievements of the students, Mr. Viswanathamrita Chaitanya, Director, Amrita IAS Academy, said, “The outstanding results this year come as a vindication of our coaching methodology that focuses on imparting students with the right approach to learning. We strive to develop the right administrative and personality traits in our students for them to clear the exams and to excel in their careers. We ensure that we create an inspiring environment that our students need for their rigorous and consistent preparation. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our students for their hard work, and heartiest congratulations for their success.” Mr.

*Shycocan named Official Safety Partner for the India Pavilion at Expo 2020 DUBAI*

 Shycocan partners with the India Pavilion to ensure safety against the virus at the site Dubai, United Arab Emirates/India, September 28, 2021: Shycocan Corporation today announced their appointment as the Official Safety Partner for the India Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai. Under the partnership, Shycocan will install its certified innovative breakthrough technology virus-attenuation devices, scientifically evidenced to neutralise, and help curb the spread of virus in the current pandemic in enclosed spaces with up to 99.9% efficacy rates, all across the legend India pavilion.  The devices will be positioned at the Indian Pavilion to prevent transmission of Coronavirus in enclosed spaces, ensuring visitor safety.   The cylindrical device when mounted has an effective coverage area of 1,000 square feet. Its innovative technology when activated produces high-intensity photons that are safe for humans, animals, and the environment. The photons emanate negatively charged electrons as t

Solidaridad creates a pervasive impact in society towards a more inclusive, climate-resilient and sustainable economy.

 28th September 2021: Working with the close vicinity of institutes like Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Institute of Soybean Research (IISR), Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research and local KVKs, and many more, Solidaridad, a global civil society organization with over fifty years of experience in over forty countries, on five continents, through eight independently supervised regional offices in developing solutions is committed to make underprivileged communities more resilient. Solidaridad facilitates transfer of improved technologies through “Lab to Lands” and use digital tools for better yield, income and nutrition of targeted rural households. Solidaridad through the integrated programme for sustainable development works with around 60000 farmers (100000 ha.) in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan State of India. The programme promotes multipronged approaches to address the key sustainability concerns related to

*Peter England launches Super Biker collection*

 Mumbai;27th September, 2021: Peter England, a leading international menswear brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, launches an innovative and unique campaign called “Super Biker campaign” inspired by the love of bikes. The brand has introduced Super Biker collection to bring out the explorer in an individual and to appeal to the younger Consumers who aspire towards a biker’s lifestyle.   Under this Collection, Peter England will be launching casual lifestyle range which will include Denims, T-Shirts, and Rugged Shirts. Designed for the biker’s comfort, this collection is styled around freedom and arouses in riders the need to set out and to experience the world. It also frees the consumer from his mundane routine and hustle-bustle of everyday life. With a legacy of creating innovative products, Peter England decided to create a brand-new collection for the bikers. The Biker Collection has close to 60 styles in a wide array of colours and sizes for the consumers to choose

*Top 5 mistakes to avoid when applying for a home loan*

 ~Attributed to Neeraj Dhawan, Managing Director, Experian India~ Buying a home is an emotional decision, a place where you create memories that stay with you lifelong. But do we plan enough while borrowing a home loan? Are we sure that the home loan scheme is the best in industry? Borrowing a home loan requires analysis and planning, as it is a long-term and expensive commitment. Getting a loan without proper research may damage your financial well-being. While applying for a home loan people need to be very watchful so that they don’t end up with an incorrect scheme or incorrect lender. Following are the common mistakes while applying for a home loan: 1. No self-assessment: The first mandatory step before applying for any loan is to have a healthy credit score. A credit bureau like Experian provides you free and unlimited credit reports, which is quite easy and convenient to download. A credit score above 700 may lead you to a favourable scheme. This will also give you the power to a

*Paytm announces exciting cashback of up to ₹500 on DTH recharges for IPL and upcoming T20 World Cup season*

 - Offer available for recharges of all major DTH Operators: TATA Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, D2H, and Sun Direct - Gives users the flexibility to select their preferred payment mode from Paytm UPI, Paytm Postpaid (buy now pay later), Paytm Wallet, debit and credit cards, or netbanking.   India's leading digital ecosystem for consumers and merchants (1) Paytm announces exciting cashback offers on DTH recharges during the ongoing cricket season — from IPL to the upcoming T20 world cup matches. Users will be able to avail assured cashback of up to ₹500 from recharges of all major DTH Operators: TATA Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, D2H, and Sun Direct. These offers are applicable on all match days for all subscription plans.  To avail this offer, a user just needs to apply promo code "CRIC2021" before completing the payment for DTH recharge. In addition to the above offer, Paytm has also announced multiple cashback offers on recharging DTH accounts using Paytm Wallet. 

COLORS GUJARATI’S NEW SHOW ON SUBTLE TAKE ON BEAUTY “Maru Mann Mohi Gayu”

 Ahmedabad, 24th September 2021: Wining the hearts of the audience in Gujarat, COLORS Gujarati once again brings a unique (Anokhi) story of an chubby girl in “Maru Mann Mohi Gayu”. The show narrates the story of an optimistic and confident girl Anokhi who becomes the butt of ridicule because she is obese. Tracing the journey of this chubby girl played by Dhwani Upadhyay the show premieres from 27th September, Monday- Saturday, 7.30 pm only on COLORS Gujarati. Show is produced by Kalp Media. An adaption of COLORS Marathi’s popular show, Sundara Manamadhye Bharali, the show tries to break loose from the shackles of traditional beauty. Anokhi is the perfect girl who is great at cooking, is a great friend, a perfect daughter and tries to keep everyone happy. But is that enough for someone to be loved or will the society be able to see beyond the size? Abhay played by Harshil Desai has a well fitted body and has a dream of opening his own gym. Together they are like fire and ice and have di

*Lux Cozi wins over Amul Macho as ASCI dismisses baseless and false complaint around new underwear advertisement*

 National, 25th September: Lux Industries Limited, (BSE: 539542 | NSE: LUXIND) known for its innovative and customer-demand driven product offerings, manufacturing more than 100 products across 14 major brands comprising a complete range of innerwear and outerwear for men, women, and children has won the legal battle against Amul Macho regarding their latest TVC starring Varun Dhawan marking it as a thumping win to reiterate Lux’s strong brand equity over baseless claims by Amul Macho. In a significant ruling, The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) in its judgement dated 24.09.2021 has overruled the complaint filed by the rival brand and observed that “there is no similarity in terms of concept and executional elements” and declared Lux Cozi as victorious in the case over the TVC. Amul Macho complained that Lux Cozi had blatantly copied their popular Ad concept and executional elements. However, after thoroughly examining, the apex body observed that there is no resemblance

*IPRS to commence License Liya Kya Campaign*

 The three-month long campaign aims to create awareness around music licensing and its benefits India, 24th September 2021: India’s only Copyright Society representing the authors, composers, and publishers of music, The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS), commences their three-month-long campaign “License Liya Kya” which will be a step by step understanding of music licensing, its benefits, how to obtain it, busting myths and perceived notions. The campaign will witness talks with industry insiders and experts via virtual events, influencer programmes, and awareness-building initiatives.   The campaign will drive awareness towards Fair Pay and Fair Play of music emphasizing the significance of abiding by the licensing norms. The IPRS is registered under Section 33(3) of the Copyright Act, 1957, entitled to issue or grant licenses for usage of musical and literary works of its members. IPRS in its capacity as the valid and subsisting owner of copyrights in such musical and

जागो ग्राहक जागो! दुकानदार उपभोक्ताओं की सेहत से कर रहे खिलवाड* पवित्र त्योहारों का मौसम चल रहा है, लेकिन ग्रहकों की फिक्र किसी को नहीं है। ग्रहकों को बेवक़ूफ़ बनाने के लिए दुकानदार हमेशा आगे रहते है अपर जब ग्रहकों को वस्तुओं में कुछ गड़बड़ी दिखे तो यही दुकानदार दूर भागते है | उपभोक्ताओं को बिना किसी डर खौफ के घटिया दूषित वस्तुएं व सामग्री बेची जा रही है।

 एक ऐसा ही मामला डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ कंज्यूमर अफेयर्स (Department of Consumer Affairs) के सामने आया था जब एक ग्रेहक ने अपने बाइक के दोषपूर्ण हिस्से को बदलने से संबंधित शिकायत राष्ट्रीय उपभोक्ता हेल्पलाइन (एनसीएच) में दर्ज़ करवाई और मदद मांगी |  *क्या था मामला*  उपभोक्ता ने अपने अधिकृत सेवा केंद्र को सर्विसिंग के लिए अपनी बाइक दिया था और सर्विसिंग सेंटर ने उससे सर्विसिंग देने से मन कर दिया था |  इस पूरे मामले को उपभोक्ता ने डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ कंज्यूमर अफेयर्स (Department of Consumer Affairs) में अपनी कंप्लेंट दर्ज़ करवाई और डिपार्टमेंट से उससे पूरा सहयोग, समर्थन व् संतोषजनक जवाब भी मिला | इसी के साथ साथ उसकी बाइक भी पूरी सर्विस हुई | इस पूरी कहानी को डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ कंज्यूमर अफेयर्स (Department of Consumer Affairs) ने अपने सोशल मीडिया हैंडल Koo पर शेयर किया गया और उसके बाद से लगातार यूज़र्स अपने कमैंट्स के साथ कई शिकायतों डिपार्टमेंट्स के साथ शेयर कर रहे हैं |  *क्या है डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ कंज्यूमर अफेयर्स*   डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ कंज्यूमर अफेयर्स (Department of Consumer Affairs) , उपभोक्ता मामले, खा

हद कर दी! पीसीबी ने न्यूजीलैंड क्रिकेट टीम के लिए नियुक्त सुरक्षा अधिकारियों को बिरयानी परोसने के लिए 27 लाख चार्ज किए-रिपोर्ट

 न्यूजीलैंड क्रिकेट टीम ने सुरक्षा का हवाला देते हुए अपना पाकिस्तान दौरा रद्द कर दिया है। इंग्लैंड ने भी पाकिस्तान दौरे से नाम वापस ले लिया है। पाकिस्तान के खिलाड़ियों और प्रशंसकों में मायूसी का साया है वहीं अब इस दौरे से जुड़ी एक ऐसी बात सामने आई है, जो पाकिस्तान को और भी ज्यादा हिला सकती है. एक पाकिस्तानी वेबसाइट पर प्रकाशित एक रिपोर्ट में दावा किया गया है कि न्यूजीलैंड की टीम ने पाकिस्तान में अपने आठ दिनों के प्रवास के दौरान 27 लाख रुपये की बिरयानी खाई। न्यूजीलैंड की टीम की सुरक्षा में जुटी इस्लामाबाद पुलिस ने 27 लाख रुपये की बिरयानी खाई. जिसमें पांच एसपी और कई एसएसपी भी शामिल थे। न्यूजीलैंड की टीम इस्लामाबाद के सेरेना होटल में ठहरी हुई थी, खिलाड़ियों की सुरक्षा के कड़े इंतजाम थे और इस्लामाबाद कैपिटल टेरिटरी पुलिस के 500 पुलिसकर्मियों को तैनात किया गया था ताकि होटल के आसपास परिंदा की मौत न हो। इन पुलिसकर्मियों के खाने की कीमत 27 लाख रुपए थी। इस खबर के बाद सोशल मीडिया कू पर यूजर्स ने पकिस्तान को ट्रोल करते हुए भारी मात्रा में पोस्ट्स डाले हैं, जिन पर अन्य यूजर्स भी कमैंट्स करने में प

*IIM Sambalpur celebrates its 7th Foundation Day embracing the diverse cultural heritage of India*

 ~Awards merit scholarship of INR 1,00,000 each to top seven students based on their performance~ 23rd September 2021, Sambalpur: The Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur was established by MHRD, Government of India in 2015 and was declared as an Institute of National Importance as per the IIM 2017 Act. Since then, the institute has been regarded as one of the coveted Business schools of the country. IIM Sambalpur celebrated its 7th Foundation Day today with much fervour while strictly following COVID protocols. The ceremony held in the blended mode was graced by Chief Guest, Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of Education, Govt. of India, Guest of Honour, Shri. Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority, Keynote Speaker, Shri. Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate, Affairs Officer, Flipkart and Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur. The ceremony was also attended by the students, faculty member, staff of IIM Sambalpur along with members of the medi

*Protecting Students & Teachers from the Virus After Reopening of Schools with Shycocan*

 Plug & play device is up to 99.9%* effective against the Coronavirus! New Delhi, September 23, 2021: As schools, colleges, and educational institutes reopen across various states, there are still serious concerns about the safety of students, teachers, and staff, especially since children are not eligible for the vaccine yet. Besides the standard protocols of hand hygiene, double vaccination of all staff, regular disinfection of spaces, technology can play an important role in ensuring up to 99.9%* protection from transmission of the virus as new strains, mutations and fear about a potential 3rd wave .  Several educational bodies and schools such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Skill Development Corporation, Ramco Institute of Technology in Chennai, Harvest International School in Bengaluru, Fatepur Girls High School in West Bengal, Mount Abu School, Vivekananda International, Indraprastha International School and many more have embraced the life-sav