Thursday, September 30, 2021

*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 double delight since it is also our first order in the European market, further cementing our position as the most trusted partner in the EPC segment. Since waste-to-energy projects have a larger execution period, through such orders, the Company will be able to manage a consistent revenue stream year-on-year.”

“This is an important project for the region, in terms of sustainability and renewable power generation. With over two billion tonnes of municipal waste produced globally each year, the treatment of non-recyclable trash that otherwise emits methane from landfills will help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere,” he added.

Scope of work for this project includes design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and testing of the facility, Boiler (fuel - Refused Derived Fuel), 19 MWe steam turbine generator and condensor, pollution control equipment, water treatment plant, associated balance of plant and subsequent O&M. Construction will start in Q3FY22 and will take over three years to commission.

About Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited, a Shapoorji Pallonji group company, is a global pure-play, end-to-end solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions provider. The Company provides EPC services primarily for utility-scale solar power projects, with a focus on project design and engineering, and manages all aspects of project execution from conceptualising to commissioning. The Company has been executing projects globally and has to its credit more than 11.4 GWp of solar power projects (commissioned and under various stages of construction) in various geographies. SWSL also provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services, including for projects constructed by third parties, and currently manages a portfolio of 8.8 GWp. Present in 24 countries today, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has operations in India, South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia. 



*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 Rating Pvt Ltd.

Key highlights include:

Positive outlook of the industry – 

• Sugar production for the sugar season 2021 was 310 lakh metric tonnes (LMT). State-wise mill sugar production in India was also revised from 27 million metric tonnes (2019-20) to 31 million metric tonnes (2020-21). 

• Sugarcane production is estimated to be 3993 lakh tonnes for 2020-21 whereas sugarcane revenue more than doubled in the last decade rising steeply from ₹1391/tonne in sugar season 2011 to ₹2850/tonne in sugar season 2021. 

• Sugar exports surpassed 5 million tonne mark in early August with Indonesia being the biggest buyer

• Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) increased to ₹290/quintal for sugar season 2022. However, the issues of the MSP and cane arrears continue to be important.

• India’s centrifugal sugar production is estimated at 34.7 million metric tons (MMT) in marketing year (MY) 2021/2022 (October-September), increasing three percent above the previous season

Government initiatives – 

The government has been largely supportive when it comes to the sugar industry from increasing Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP), increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP), promoting efficient ways of fuel production to the likes of ethanol. Some recent developments undertaken by the government include:

• Sugar Export Policy for Evacuation of Surplus Stocks during Sugar Season 2020-21 - Under the scheme, the government would be providing a lump sum assistance of ₹6000 per metric tonne to sugar mills to facilitate the export for which an estimated expenditure of ₹3500 crore would be borne by government

• Diversion of Excess Sugar to Ethanol & Augmentation of Ethanol Production Capacity under Ethanol Blended with Petrol (EBP) Programme - The Central Government, in its National Bio-fuels Policy, 2018, mandated for 10 per cent blending of ethanol into motor fuel by 2022 and 20 per cent by 2030. In this vein, for the current SS2021, more than 20 LMT of sugar is likely to be diverted towards ethanol production whereas in the next SS2022, about 35 LMT of sugar is estimated to be diverted towards the same, with a plan to divert about 60 LMT of sugar by 2024-25.

• Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) - FRP for sugarcane has been revised for SS2022 at ₹290/quintal for a basic recovery rate of 10 per cent, providing a premium of ₹2.90/quintal for each 0.1 per cent increase in recovery over and above 10 per cent, & reduction in FRP by ₹2.90/quintal for every 0.1 per cent corresponding decrease.

Industry Risk – 

• Minimum Support Price (MSP) Hike - The government has taken care of the interests of the sugarcane farmers but the concerns of the sugar mills also need to be addressed. The industry body Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has been pressurizing the government to increase the MSP for sugar to possibly ₹35/kg from the current ₹31/kg.

• Trade-off between Ethanol Blending and Price Hike - A target for blending 20 per cent ethanol in gasoline by 2025 is set. However, the government faces a risk of surge in sugar prices, thereby exacerbating inflationary pressures.

• State Advised Price (SAP) or Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) - Some state governments announce the SAP higher than the FRP fixed by central government, which distorts sugarcane and sugar economy leading to cane price arrears

• Cane Arrears - As on March, 2021, India’s cumulative arrears (debt) stood at USD 2.58 billion (₹ 190.6 billion) of which 89 percent is yet to be cleared in Marketing Year (MY) 2020/21.  

The report suggests that recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) need to be explored and examined by the stakeholders and the problems highlighted should be resolved at the earliest, taking in confidence the market players. 

About Infomerics

INFOMERICS Valuation and Rating Private Limited is a SEBI-registered and RBI-accredited Credit Rating Agency. Run by a pool of industry experts, Infomerics does a free and fair analysis and evaluation of creditworthiness and Ratings of Banks, NBFCs, Large Corporates and Small and Medium Scale Units (SMUs) while providing deep insights to Investors and Financial Institutions. Infomerics plays a key role in serving the financial market by minimizing information asymmetry amongst lenders and investors and facilitating borrowers/issuers to various fund-raising opportunities/avenues. With Mr Vipin Malik, a professional Chartered Accountant as the Mentor, corporate governance and compliance is the driving force behind all its activities. Besides in-depth sectoral reports, Infomerics has enabled several smaller and mid-sized firms to scale up to next-generation large size firms also. The agency is technologically advanced and uses AI analysis tools to predict the probability of default to mitigate any human error and is the only company where Credit Ratings are carried out by an autonomous committee independent of the Board of Directors. 

Infomerics has its Registered Office in New Delhi with a pan-India presence and ambitious expansion of going global.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

*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 compliance for the workforce with enhanced security regulations across 35,000+ locations it services.

Commenting on the announcement, Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart said, “Over the last year and a half, innovation, adoption of technology, agility of our systems and our workforce, have all showcased the resiliency of the Blue Dart brand. Our persistent need to consistently update our systems and processes, has ensured that we remain one step ahead of the curve even during unprecedented times. We need to always trouble-shoot for potential challenges today in order to guarantee a satisfied customer at all times. Annual increase is more inflation related and enables us to sustain service quality and cost increases. At the same time, we also try to make a significant contribution to improving our environmental footprint and remain a Sustainable Provider of Choice.”  

Ketan Kulkarni, CMO & Head - Business Development, Blue Dart adds, “Blue Dart has thrived during the pandemic and continues to remain cautious yet optimistic on the way forward. Automation and technology have always been major pivots of our business, not only to ensure customer satisfaction, but also to make sustainable choices that secure a future for the generations of tomorrow. Our innovation will continue to remain persistent to provide customers with only the best in class services with future ready technologies.”

As a Provider of Choice for leading organisations in the country across sectors such as eCommerce, Lifesciences & Healthcare, Automobiles, Consumer Electronics, Banking / Financial Services & Insurance; Blue Dart is committed to continuously invest in technology, automation & infrastructure in order to offer solutions that are industry benchmarks and at par with global standards.

About Blue Dart Express Ltd:

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 and 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 DHL group motto of “Connecting People, Improving Lives”, Blue Dart focuses its corporate responsibility under three pillars - GoTeach (Championing education), GoGreen (Protecting the environment) and GoHelp (Structured engagement with communities & Disaster management response).

*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 2021 ‘Dumdaar Dus’, SBI Card is set to take this experience to the next level, as it will empower customers to shop from ‘any’ domestic e-commerce site they prefer. Customers will be able to purchase a wide variety of products, including, Mobiles and Accessories, TV & Large Appliances, Laptops and Tablets, Home Furnishing and Kitchen Appliances, Fashion and Lifestyle, Sports and Fitness, among many others, and receive the cashback. The offer will not be applicable on online spends at some categories such as, insurance, travel, wallet, jewellery, education, healthcare, utility merchants etc.

Commenting on the SBI Card Festive Offer 2021, Rama Mohan Rao Amara, Managing Director and CEO, SBI Card, said, “We rely on and harness the power of data analytics to sharpen our propositions. Over a period, we have observed that increasing number of our cardholders are shopping online, across wide range of platforms and product categories, especially during the festive period. As a customer-centric organization, we continuously look at ways to bring exceptional benefits, in line with evolving needs of our customers. SBI Card festive offer 2021, is one more such thoughtful initiative to add to the positivity and the festive cheer. Through this offer, we also aim to reiterate our brand commitment to offer our cardholders convenient, seamless, and secure payment solutions, anywhere, anytime.”

To amplify its Festive Offer 2021, SBI Card plans to launch a digital campaign featuring actor Jaaved Jaaferi who accentuates the brand message effortlessly with his versatility and humorous characterization. 

SBI Card Festive Offer 2021 can be availed by all SBI Card customers, across India, starting 3 October 2021. More details of the offer will be available on the launch date at

About SBI Card

SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited is a non-banking financial company that offers extensive credit card portfolio to individual cardholders and corporate clients which includes lifestyle, rewards, travel & fuel and banking partnerships cards along with corporate cards covering all major cardholders’ segments in terms of income profile and lifestyle. Presently, the brand has a wide base of over 12 million cards in force. It has diversified customer acquisition network that enables to engage prospective customers across multiple channels. SBI Card is a technology driven company. 

P.S. The brand name of the company is ‘SBI Card’ and it is registered in the name of ‘SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited’. The company is trading under the entity name ‘SBICARD’ on stock exchanges.

*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 the upcoming years for B2B shows is a share of 72 per cent events taking place in the in-person only or hybrid formats and 28 per cent shows that will occur through a virtual platform alone. Accordingly, the Festival of Business will have a mix of different formats. 

The 10 awaited shows, dates, and the corresponding sector cater to, include:    

In-Person Exhibition Date

Biopharma Conclave – Hyderabad (Hybrid) 29 - 30 Sept 21

Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair New Delhi 2 - 4 Oct 2021

Hyderabad Jewellery and Gem Fair Hyderabad 18 - 20 Oct 2021

Fi India & Hi 2021 New Delhi 20 - 22 Oct 2021

ProPak India 2021 New Delhi 20 - 22 Oct 2021

ISSA Conference India Mumbai 21 - 22 Oct 2021

InnoPack Pharma Confex Hyderabad (Hybrid) 21 - 22 Oct 2021

Virtual Conference Date

Cleaning Validation 26-27 Oct 2021

Virtual Trainings Date

QbD Lifecycle Process Validation 18-19 Oct 2021

Learning & Development Professional 26-28 Oct 2021

Speaking about the upcoming ‘Festival of Business’, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, “We are proud to present our ‘Festival of Business – Ushering Economic Resurgence’ initiative. Throughout the pandemic, and even as the industry now prepares to bounce back, Informa Markets in India has consistently stayed engaged with its stakeholders. Apart from the plethora of digital events, we hosted in-person events in different cities, to encouraging testimonials from our stakeholders. 

“According to recent industry reports, an overwhelming 81 per cent of Indian professionals believe that the occurrence of Covid-19 reinstates the value of in-person events and wish for the exhibitions sector to bounce back quickly to enable trade. As an intrinsic part of the exhibitions industry and as pioneers in the space, Informa Markets in India takes this enhanced responsibility of boosting the bounce back efforts extremely seriously. The result of our efforts is our initiative, coinciding at a time when the nation awaits the festive season to bond, hope and celebrate. We look forward to an enthusiastic industry participation!” he added. 

With India's gross domestic product growing by 20.1 per cent in the April to June quarter, the industry trajectory is beginning to reveal an upswing, despite the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, trade exhibitions cater to a stream of sectors to offer customised solutions, in a Covid-dented economy.

About Informa Markets and our business in India 

Informa Markets is owned by Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is India's leading exhibition organizer, dedicated to helping specialist markets and customer communities, domestically and around the world to trade, innovate and grow through exhibitions, digital content & services, and conferences & seminars. Every year, we host over 25 large scale exhibitions, 40 conferences, along with industry awards and trainings across the country; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. In India, Informa Markets has offices in Mumbai and New Delhi. For further details, please visit –

*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 between NABARD and AU Bank would enhance rural prosperity through the convergence of institutional lending & ongoing development initiatives. This association would further give impetus to lending in the state especially in areas pertaining to agriculture and rural development.”

Shri. Jaideep Srivastava, Chief General Manager, NABARD, said “The collaboration between NABARD and AU Small Finance Bank is a significant step towards empowering the rural segments with easy access to credit. With signing of this MoU both NABARD and AU Bank will reach greater heights in term of overall development of rural areas in Rajasthan.”

About AU Small Finance Bank: 

AU Small Finance Bank Limited (AU Bank) is a scheduled commercial bank and a Fortune India 500 Company. Starting its journey from the hinterlands of Rajasthan, today AU Bank is the largest Small Finance Bank with a deep understanding of the rural and semi-urban markets that has enabled it to build robust business model facilitating inclusive growth. With 25+ years legacy of being a retail focused and customer-centric institution, AU started its banking operations in April 2017 and as on 30th June 2021, it has established operations across 758 Banking Touchpoints while serving 20.2 Lakh customers in 15 States & 2 Union Territories with a employee base of 23,486 employees. The Bank has a net worth of ₹ 6,490 Cr, deposit base of ₹ 37,014 Cr and Loan AUM of ₹ 36,635 Cr. AU Bank enjoys the trust of marquee investors and is listed at both the leading stock exchanges viz. NSE and BSE. It has consistently maintained a high external credit rating from all major rating agencies like CRISIL, ICRA, CARE and India Ratings.

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. आपको बता दें कि स्वदेशी माइक्रोब्लॉगिंग ऐप Koo पर सामाजिक सरोकार से जुड़े ऐसे मुद्दों को लेकर मुहिम (Social Campaigns on Koo App) चलती ही रहती है. इसी साल 15 अगस्त पर Koo App ने #SayNoToPlasticTiranga नाम से एक मुहिम चलाई थी. तिरंगे के सम्मान और प्लास्टिक से होने वाले नुकसान को लेकर जागरूक करने वाली इस मुहिम को देश के कई राज्यों के मुख्यमंत्री, कई केन्द्रीय मंत्री, तमाम अन्य नेता, खेल व मनोरंजन जगत के तमाम जाने माने लोगों से समर्थन मिला था.

*Koo App पर क्यों चल रही है मुहिम?* -

Koo App पर शुरू हो रही इस मुहिम पर Koo App के प्रवक्ता ने मीडिया को बताया कि

“आज के मौजूदा हालातों को देखें तो हमारा कर्त्तव्य बनता है कि हम लोगों के बीच जितना

हो सके हृदय और स्वास्थ्य संभंधित विभिन्न विषयों पर ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा चर्चा करें | और

हमें चर्चा भी लोगों से उनकी अपनी भाषा में करनी होगी जिससे कि लोग जागरूक बने

और लाभान्वित भी | हमें यकीन है इस बार वर्ल्ड हार्ट डे (विश्व हृदय दिवस) पर Koo

और मेट्रो हॉस्पिटल की ये नई मुहिम डिजिटल रूप प्रत्येक नागरिक तक पहुंचेगा और

उनको अपने स्वस्थ को लेकर जागरूक करने में समर्थ रहेगा”

*मेट्रो हॉस्पिटल्स ने क्यों शुरू की जागरुकता मुहिम?*

मेट्रो हॉस्पिटल ने अपने ऑफिशियल Koo अकाउंट से इस जागरुकता अभियान के शुरू होने की जानकारी दी. इस मुहिम के लॉन्च के बाद मेट्रो ग्रुप ऑफ हॉस्पिटल्स की सीनियर कार्डियोलॉजिस्ट डॉ ज्ञांती आर बी सिंह ने कहा कि, “एक स्वस्थ दिल का कोई मुकाबला नहीं है. इस विश्व हृदय दिवस पर आइए एक संकल्प लें हेल्दी खाने का, संकल्प रोज व्यायाम करने का, एक संकल्प स्मोकिंग छोड़ने का और एक संकल्प अपने दिल को स्वस्थ रखने का”.

*क्यों मनाया जाता है विश्व हृदय दिवस (World Heart Day)?*

दुनियाभर में हृदय यानि दिल से जुड़ी बीमारियों पर जागरुकता फैलाने के उद्देश्य से विश्व हृदय दिवस को 29 सितंबर को मनाया जाता है. दरअसल, हार्ट अटैक और दिल से जुड़ी बीमारियों से हर साल पूरे विश्व में करीब 1.86 करोड़ लोगों की मृत्यु हो जाती है. इसके बावजूद दुनियाभर में इन बीमारियों को लेकर जागरूकता की बहुत कमी है. बहुत सारे लोगों को इसके बारे में पता नहीं कि कैसे वो हार्ट अटैक या दिल की बीमारी से बचने के लिए पहले से ही तैयारी कर सकते हैं? कौन से ऐसे फैक्टर्स हैं जो हार्ट अटैक का खतरा बढ़ा देते हैं? ऐसे कौन से व्यायाम या खान-पान की आदते हैं जिससे आप अपने दिल को हेल्दी व फिट रख सकते हैं. विश्व हृदय दिवस का मकसद इन सभी विषयों पर जागरूकता फैलाना है ताकि ज्यादा से ज्यादा लोगों को ये बताया जा सके की स्वस्थ दिल का सीक्रेट क्या है.

*कैसे जीत सकते हैं फिटनेस बैंड?*

Koo App पर इस मुहिम के साथ एक कॉन्टैस्ट भी चलाया जा रहा है. इस कॉन्टैस्ट में यूजर्स से उनके हेल्दी हार्ट का सीक्रेट बताने को कहा गया है. यूजर्स अपने हेल्दी खान-पान, एक्सरसाइज या आदतों के बारे में बता सकते हैं जिससे वो अपने हार्ट को यंग और हेल्दी (Young and Healthy Heart) रखते हैं. वैसे यूजर्स जिन्हें सबसे ज्यादा लाइक और री-कू (Re-Koo) में मिलेंगे उनमें से 5 सबसे शानदार पोस्ट करने वाले यूजर्स को विजेता घोषित किया जाएगा और उन्हें Koo की तरफ से एक फिटनेस बैंड उपहार के तौर पर भेजा जाएगा. ये फिटनेस बैंड उन यूजर्स को उनका हेल्थ मॉनिटर करने में मदद करेगा और स्वस्थ रहने में मदद करेगा. इस कॉन्टैस्ट में शामिल होने के लिए यूजर्स को #दिल_का_मामला_है और #MyHeartMySecret हैशटैग का उपयोग करना है.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

*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 solution to customers across the length and breadth of the country to access not only financial services but all other lifestyle requirements.

Since the launch on 23rd August ’21, the bob World app has over 1.3 Crore active users. On the award, Shri Akhil Handa, Chief Digital Officer, Bank of Baroda said, “Bank of Baroda is thankful to the Jury of the Economic Times for choosing bob World as the Best Digital Banking Product. The award is a testament to the fact that our customers are delighted by the all-in-one proposition. The bob World application has been thoughtfully crafted to serve our diverse customer base in a delightful way.”

About Bank of Baroda: 

Bank of Baroda (“The Bank”) established on 20th July 1908 is a State-owned banking and financial services organisation, headquartered in Vadodara (earlier known as Baroda) in Gujarat, India.

Bank of Baroda is India’s leading public sector bank with a strong domestic presence supported by self- service channels. The Bank’s distribution network includes 8,300+ branches, 11,600+ ATMs, Cash Recyclers supported by self-service channels and over 23,000 Business Correspondents. The Bank has a significant international presence with a network of 96 branches/offices of subsidiaries, spanning 19 countries. The Bank has wholly owned subsidiaries including BOB Financial Solutions Limited (erstwhile BOB Cards Ltd.), BOB Capital Markets and Baroda Asset Management India Ltd. Bank of Baroda also has joint ventures for life insurance viz. IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited and India Infradebt Ltd., engaged in infrastructure financing. The Bank owns 98.57% in The Nainital Bank. The Bank has also sponsored three Regional Rural Banks namely Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank, Baroda Rajasthan Gramin Bank and Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank.

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*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. Viswanathamrita Chaitanya added that “IAS is not just another profession. People look upon IAS officers as change agents for social development, justice and efficiency in public administration. At Amrita, we envisage to nurture a generation of administrators and leaders who would be exemplary role models for society, and who are endowed with resourcefulness, compassion and willpower to serve our nation.” 

Floated by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Amrita IAS Academy has produced 132 selections since its inception in 2015. Amrita’s General Studies Prelims Cum Mains (GS PCM) is considered one of India’s most comprehensive IAS coaching programmes. A full-time, on-campus programme, it covers general studies, test series, discussions & mentoring, for the students to clear prelims and mains exams with a high score. The academy also offers the same programme as ‘full-time online’ and ‘weekend online’ modules. The academy employs seasoned faculty members who have abundant experience in coaching civil service aspirants. Its resource persons are drawn from major IAS hubs all over the country. 

In addition to its GS PCM Programmes, Amrita IAS Academy also conducts various Value added courses and coaching sessions. The ‘Mains’ exam answer writing programme offered by Amrita is one of the most sought after program. ‘One in a Million’, the interview programme, aired on Amrita Television, is the most popular interview programme among civil service aspirants. 

Amrita is offering attractive scholarship for aspirants joining for new PCM batch commencing in October

*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 they strike surfaces in the area and neutralize the entire family of both surface and air-borne Coronavirus. The device works on all current and future variants, mutations of the virus, protecting people's health and saving businesses. Additionally, it does not harm the friendly bacterial ecosystem and microbes that thrive in the environment and are essential for our immunity.

Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and supervisor of the India pavilion said, “India’s massive four floor pavilion aims to captivate millions of visitors from across the globe. With this year’s theme being connecting minds, creating the future, we are committed to leveraging technological advancements in creating a smarter, safer, and more balanced world. Our association with Shycocan Corporation in securing the Indian pavilion with their virus attenuation devices is a testament to our efforts in creating the right environment for visitors in the aftermath of the pandemic.”

Alok Sharma, Chief Executive Officer at Shycocan Corporation, said, “India & UAE have always shared fantastic trade and country relations over decades. Now we all face one of our biggest challenges in recent human history when both livelihoods and lives are being lost. The EXPO2020Dubai is one of the largest and most prestigious events in the world and is making a pioneering effort in helping restore normalcy and drive growth. We thank FICCI for choosing Shycocan Corporation as the Official Safety Partners of the India Pavilion. This shall help showcase the cutting-edge technology of our Made in India, Made for the World, Virus Attenuation Device, the Shycocan and prove its efficacy by helping protect both the exhibitors and customers who attend the India Pavilion. Shycocan disables the family and variants of Coronavirus with up to 99.9% efficacy indoors making it safe for people to work and live safely, bring back life to normal.”

Since the launch of Shycocan at the UAE's ICPM Healthcare Conference & Exhibition, considerable progress has already been made in helping schools, colleges, hospitals, hotels, offices, restaurants, auditoriums, transportation, retail, and more get back to normalcy, while serving customers in a safe environment.

In addition to the technology, Shycocan also offers customised consultations, a strong support and service network across the UAE, and a post-installation audit. 

The device has seen a robust demand from institutional buyers across the globe, is classified as a CE Class I device and already conforms to the regulatory requirements of countries such as the UAE, Qatar, the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Botswana, and India among others. It has been tested across multiple accredited laboratories globally for both safety and efficacy and has excelled in all, proving to disable the Coronavirus with up to 99.9% efficacy in indoor spaces. The Shycocan hopes to bring this pathbreaking technology to as many people and organizations as possible to help bring life back to normal and normal back to business.

About Shycocan Corporation

Shycocan Corporation is a company founded at the promising cusp of health & technology. It brings to the world the first in line of Viral Defence Systems, the Shycocan. The world’s first Virus Attenuation Device, that can disable the Coronavirus family in indoor spaces with up to 99.9% efficacy while being completely safe for humans, animals, and the environment as proven in multiple virology lab test reports. It is certified as a CE Class I Device and conforms to the regulatory requirements of many countries including the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe [UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium], Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar, Botswana, South Africa, India and more.

Shycocan Corporation is founded by a team of blue-chip technology and industry professionals led by Alok Sharma, the former MD of Apple India. The company’s immediate goal is to ensure indoor environments are free of transmission risks from Coronavirus for organizations to restart their business and help bring life back to normal. The company backs up its offering with customized consultations, a one-year replacement warranty, a global support and service network including 150+ cities in India with 1000+ engineers and a post-installation audit. The target customer segments of the company include hospitals, clinics, K-12, higher education, banking, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, government offices, real estate, other businesses and homes.


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 declining agricultural productivity among smallholders, gender, including depletion of natural resources while strengthening and improving the efficiency with-in the value chain.

Dr Suresh Motwani, Program head of Solidaridad said, “We help to promote the crop diversification in soy, vegetables (including tomatoes) and other field crops. A total of 15 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and more than 200 rural entrepreneurs are supported and strengthened with the objective of facilitating better availability and farmers’ access to quality inputs, seeds, and access to more profitable markets by leveraging economy of scale.”

Solidaridad has strong presence through various field programmes in India. On 29th September in Solidaridad has announced the project “Smart Agri project” and “Good Farming - Good Food” Programme, Launch of Mobile App Solidaridad – TSA 20:20 MEHTA Model Video of Solidaridad – TSA 20:20 MEHTA Model for self-subsistence to enterprise farming.

The key guest from Solidaridad side would be Padma Shri Dr M H Mehta, Trustee, Solidaridad Regional Expertise Centre and Former Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat Agriculture University, Mr Jeroen Douglas, The Executive Director of Solidaridad Network, our Managing Director, Dr Shatadru Chattopadyayay, and Dr Nilay Ranjan, head, Voda CSR Fund. Apart from, many distinguished speakers as well as officials from Government and private sectors would be joining in the event. Mr. Bart De Jong, Consul General, Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Mumbai would be the special guest of programme.

Monday, September 27, 2021

*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 from.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Manish Singhai, COO, Peter England said “Peter England has always brought numerous innovative products and we are thrilled to introduce our latest offering for the riders – the Biker Collection. The collection will not only bring comfort to the bikers while riding but also make them look stylish and fashionable. This is a casual driven market. Therefore, we aim to provide not only style but package it with comfort for all our customers. Denims are ergonomically designed for absolute comfort during long rides.”

This unique campaign is designed to tap the new age consumer with a lot of instant & assured giveaways enabled through scratch card mechanism. Peter England has entered into a consumer promotion led association with Bajaj Avenger to bring in real excitement to Biker enthusiasts. During the campaign period, any consumer purchasing apparel worth Rs 2999 and above at Store will enter a contest for a chance to win Bajaj Avenger bike along with many instant and assured giveaways such as Headphones, Smart watches, Helmets, Speakers, Airdopes and other exciting offers. This introductory offer is valid till 30th October and there are about 10 Bajaj Avengers to be won.

The Biker Collection is priced from INR 699 onwards and are available across 1000+ exclusive Peter England brand outlets and multi-brand retail stores. Consumers can also order online through the brand’s website –

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About Peter England: 

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

About Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited


ABFRL is part of a leading Indian conglomerate, The Aditya Birla Group. With revenue of Rs. 5,249 cr. spanning retail space of 8.4 million sq. ft. (as on March 31, 2021), it is India’s first billion-dollar pure-play fashion powerhouse with an elegant bouquet of leading fashion brands and retail formats.

The Company has a network of 3,212 stores across approximately 31,000 multi-brand outlets with 6,800+ point of sales in department stores across India (as on 31st March, 2021).

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

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

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

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

*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 apply for a loan through the best banks. The lenders will evaluate creditworthiness; a poor credit / repayment history will drop the score and the borrower won’t be eligible for good home loan schemes. In India, only 7% of the home loans sanctioned in the industry are given to customers with Experian Score 300-700.

2. Lack of proper research: Home loans have become quite commonplace and are easily available. With the increasing demand, multiple financial institutions provide customised schemes meeting one’s needs. Hence, it is very important to do proper research before applying for a loan from a particular institution. Home buyers needs to double-check their requirement, plan their finances, check terms and conditions, identify hidden charges, processing fees and flexible repayment options to name a few and accordingly, select the appropriate bank and scheme. Nowadays, many websites allow you to compare the home loan products offered by different banks. Lack of research may lead you to paying unnecessary charges or higher EMI.

3. Shorter the tenure, higher the risk: As far as possible, it is advisable to not opt for a shorter tenure home loan as shorter the tenure, smaller the loan amount. This also leads to a higher risk of default in payment of EMI considering the high EMI amount. The eligible amount would depend on various factors like age, credit history, and repayment capacity. Also, you need a high credit score and good repayment history to avail higher amount and get favourable terms and conditions. A longer tenure will ease your EMI and meet your financial objectives.  

4. Repayment capacity: The biggest mistake which people generally do is to not include their monthly expenses while calculating their repayment capacity. The bank generally looks after your liabilities while granting a loan. If your monthly expenses are high and you take a home loan with a higher EMI amount, this may lead to a huge financial crisis. Your EMI outflow generally should not exceed 30-40 percent of your income. One should not depend upon future events such as an increment in your income and instead consider your present financial situation before opting for a bigger loan. Looking at the current situation, it is always advisable to do a thorough study of your expenses before applying for a loan or selecting an expensive property.

5. Not taking any insurance cover: Home loan borrowers should take proper insurance cover to protect their families from financial distress. In case of any unforeseen contingency, the home loan insurance can help the family to clear off the dues. Multiple insurance products cover home loan, like taking a life cover which includes your liabilities. Not securing your liabilities is a risk which most borrowers do not recognize. It is highly recommended to take cover to protect your family members from any financial burden

*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. 

To bring more convenience to its users Paytm has recently enhanced its DTH Recharge payment experience with features such as 2-step instant recharges and timely reminders about plan expirations. Paytm gives its users the flexibility to select their preferred payment mode from UPI, Paytm Wallet, Paytm Postpaid (buy now pay later), debit and credit cards, or net banking. Users can also choose to pay using the Paytm Postpaid feature, which enables them to recharge now and pay later. 

Paytm Spokesperson, "We share the excitement with our users who are enjoying the thrilling cricket season. Paytm's robust technology infrastructure offers one of the best recharge experiences to users. With a simple 2-step instant recharge, we also offer our users a wide variety of payment options for their convenience.” 

Paytm users can make bill payments across various categories including electricity bills, mobile, broadband & DTH recharges, rent payments, credit card bills as well as access wealth management through mutual funds, stocks, digital gold, paying insurance premiums and even train/air ticketing, e-commerce, many more day-to-day needs from the comfort of their homes. 

About Paytm: 

Paytm is India’s leading digital ecosystem for consumers and merchants (1), and offers payment services, commerce and cloud services, and financial services to 333 million consumers and over 21 million merchants, as on March 31, 2021. Paytm is India’s largest payments platform (1) based on the number of consumers, number of merchants, number of consumer to merchant transactions and revenue, as on March 31, 2021, and with a GMV of ₹4,033 billion of FY2021. One 97 Communications Limited (“Company”) is the largest payment gateway aggregator in India for FY2021 based on total transactions, with the widest ecosystem of payment instruments (1). The Company’s lending business (offered in collaboration with financial institution partners), includes personal loans, merchant loans, as well as its Buy Now, Pay Later product i.e. Paytm Postpaid. The Company’s financial institution partners disbursed 1.4 million loans in Q4FY21. 



“One97 Communications Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offer of its equity shares and has filed the draft red herring prospectus dated July 15, 2021 (“DRHP”) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). The DRHP is available on the website of the SEBI at as well as on the websites of the book running lead managers, and the websites of the stock exchange(s) at and, respectively. Any potential investor should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to such risk, see “Risk Factors” of the RHP / Prospectus, when available. Potential investors should not rely on the DRHP for any investment decision.” 


(1) Source: Report titled “The Digital Transformation of Payments and Financial Services in India” dated July 15, 2021, prepared by RedSeer Management Consulting Private Limited.


 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 different views about marriage.  

Commenting on the concept of the show, Darshil Bhatt, Programming Head, Colors Gujarati said, “Maru Mann Mohi Gayu beautifully captures the rigid definitions of beauty and shape through the journey of Anokhi. Placing the central focus on an overweight lady is unconventional enough to begin with, and Dhwani Upadhyay meets the challenge by owning every moment. The show brings together exceptionally strong characters, outstanding chemistry and an extremely interesting storyline.”

The story is sure to change the so-called definitions of beauty. Inspite of being a near perfect girl she gets rejected umpteen number of times because of her size and appearance. Will she be bogged down by the fact that love could, heartbreakingly, be out of her reach? Or will she get someone in her life who will not judge her by her size but by her qualities?

Catch this beautiful story, which is a reality for many, Maru Mann Mohi Gayu starting 27th September, Monday- Saturday, 7.30 pm only on COLORS Gujarati!!


COLORS Gujarati (Erstwhile ETV Gujarati) is the only Gujarati general entertainment channel reflecting the kaleidoscope of distinctive tastes and traditions of the vibrant state of Gujarat through its innovative and differentiated content. With a tagline of “Dil Thi Gujarati” the shows connect with the hearts of the audiences. The channel has an eclectic mix of Fiction and Non Fiction shows. Some of the flagship fiction shows include Rasoi show, Rashi Rikshawali, Abhilasha, Chhuta Chheda, 1760 Sasuma, and Suri. Some of our popular Non fiction shows include Daily Bonus, Naach Maari Saathe, Bola Keta Taka, Khadkhadaat which have won the hearts of our viewers.

Colors Gujarati is available on your local cable networks and on TATA Sky (channel 1702).

Saturday, September 25, 2021

*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 in the advertisements and gave its verdict in favour of Lux Cozi. The new Lux Cozi TVC has already become a huge sensation amongst the youths.

Lux has always been proactive in adopting newer methods of production developing innovative products and targeting the right audience through first-of-its-kind branding and promotional activities. The complaint was made on grounds that Lux Cozi’s advertisement bears similarities to the Amul Macho’s advertisement in general layout, copy, slogans, visual presentations, music and sound effects. The Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) observed that the advertisements barely had any similarities between them in terms of concept and executional elements. The CCC concluded that Lux Cozi’s advertisement is not at all similar to Amul Macho’s earlier run advertisement in general layout, copy, slogans, visual presentations, music or sound effects, so as to suggest plagiarism. The TVC was not in contravention of Chapter IV of the ASCI Code.

Speaking on the glorious win, Saket Todi, Executive Director at Lux industries, averred, “Our Lux Cozi advertisement is unique on individual points as well as in totality, and any semblance is fleeting and only in respect of elements commonly used in the trade, such as shape and colour of the garment. Through this verdict passed by ASCI, it is now an established fact that the advertisement bears no similarity whatsoever. The Complainant’s advertisement was last aired in 2007, and thereafter, banned. No reputation, goodwill or brand equity can be vested in publicity/marketing material that has been banned to the public since the last 14 years. We respect the verdict by ASCI. Lux Cozi has a distinctive pedigree of innovation be it in product launches or brand building initiatives. The verdict reinforces the fact that brand Lux Cozi is built on a foundation of truth and trust.”

Udit Todi Executive Director Lux Industries commented, “We welcome the verdict passed by ASCI. As an established leading brand in the Hosiery segment, pioneering many firsts for the industry we must despise the false allegations by our competitor. This advertisement is something of a first, and the verdict does add some necessary clarity and sends out the right message about a responsible brand like Lux Cozi. We are already witnessing a growth trajectory in our sales and are very confident about our product’s success. We also find it surprising that our competitor does not have the attitude of fair play by acknowledging our success. They had filed the complaint after our new TVC with our brand ambassador Varun Dhawan was a huge hit amongst the netizens. As an industry leader we are always loyal and truthful towards our businesses and customers alike, and it would be highly appreciable if these kinds of misleading complaints are not floated to spoil any brand’s reputation.”

The Lux Cozi communication has evolved over the years in sync with the evolving consumer taste and preferences from APNA LUCK PAHEN KE CHALO to SUNO TOH APNE DIL KI to now EKDUM COZY. The brand has demonstrated the penchant for freshness and has retained high contemporary quotient in its communication. Lux Cozi is one of the strongest and fastest growing brands in the Lux industries portfolio besides other brands like Lyra, ONN, Genx, One 8. 


Lux Industries Ltd. (BSE: 539542 | NSE: LUXIND) Lux Industries Limited, incorporated in 1995 is one of the largest players in the hosiery business having a market share of ~20% of the organised industry. Products include Men’s, Women’s & Kids Innerwear, Winterwear, Socks & Sacks for Women in varied colours and designs. The company has ~5,000 SKU’s under various Brands and Sub Brands of Lux. With focus on growing exclusive retail outlets and in providing customers with a seamless buying experience, the company’s products are available in ~4,50,000 retail points spread across India. Lux has a presence across the globe with exports to 47 countries.

Friday, September 24, 2021

*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 literary is entitled to issue or grant licenses for the public performance and/or communication to the public of the musical and literary works as owned by it. By virtue of the deeds of assignment signed by its members in favour of IPRS, IPRS becomes the “owner” of the copyrights subsisting in such musical and literary works. There are different categories of tariffs depending on the premises / events / television, radio, internet streaming, etc. where such musical work is used. IPRS currently administers two types of licensing rights namely- Performing rights and Mechanical rights.


Through this initiative, IPRS aims to educate music users on the different licensing needs and kinds of music licenses available. It will highlight the benefits of music licensing and the ease of procurement through copyright society like IPRS. The topics covered will highlight the music licensing scenario in India, why music licensing matters, and the future of music licensing in the digital era. The initiative will see participation from various segments and genres of the music industry.


According to the Music Consumer Study 2018, the old licensing process, or the physical licensing process, contributed only 10.7% to the streaming revenue of the overall market. Only 5% of the businesses took a license for public performance licenses for the music they play. However, after the introduction of digital licenses, where people can take online licenses as well as can make online payments, digital sales contributed to the revenue by 78.5%. As per a recent study by FICCI & EY Indian consumers spent 21.5 hours/ week listening to music in 2o2o. While India’s average of 21.5 hours/week is higher than the global average of 17.8 hours/week, Royalties to authors and composers make up only a small percentage of the media and entertainment industry’s total revenue.


Speaking on this campaign, Mr. Javed Akhtar, Chairman of IPRS added, “We are glad to announce this campaign which will not only bring in awareness but will also highlight the importance of music licensing. We have always believed in creating a secure community for authors, composers, and music publishers. Through this campaign, we aim to bring about gradual transformation and a mind-set shift towards respecting and acknowledging Fair Pay and Fair Play of Music. We have received a great response for our previous campaigns, and we look forward to receiving wholehearted support for this initiative as well.”


Mr. Rakesh Nigam, CEO of IPRS, said: “With the launch of this campaign, we aim to create awareness on licensing and simultaneously felicitate our partners who have extended their support in endorsing fair trade music and upheld transparent and ethical value chain for authors, composers, and all music rights holders. Through this initiative, IPRS would educate, inform and reinstate the need to listen to licensed music, thereby paving the path towards a flourishing future for the music industry and its creators.


In recent months, IPRS has witnessed a great response from the audience and music industry on their campaigns CreditTheCreators (addressing the need to acknowledge and credit the creators of music), KnowYourMusic (an initiative to promote different genres of Indian music and initiate transformation in the way audience engage with music) and HERMUSIC (addressing the lack of women representation in the music industry and creating a forum to empower, encourage and celebrate women in music).

About IPRS:

The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. is India’s only Copyright Society registered under the Copyright Act, 1957, and counts more than 7,000 of India’s best-known authors, composers, and music publishers as its members. The IPRS is authorized under the Copyright Act, 1957 to carry on the business of granting and issuing licenses in respect of musical works and literary works associated with musical works assigned to it by its members as well as collect and distribute the royalties to its members including the authors’ statutory royalties, for the exploitation of these works either by way of live performances and/or recorded music through any medium except when exhibited as a part of a cinematograph film shown in a cinema hall.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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, खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय के तहत दो विभागों में से एक है। जून 1997 में इसे एक अलग विभाग के रूप में गठित किया गया था, क्योंकि देश में नवजात उपभोक्ता आंदोलन को बढ़ावा देने के लिए एक अलग विभाग का होना आवश्यक समझा गया था। यह विभाग उपभोक्ता के हित में लिया गया बेहद सराहनीय कदम है, जिससे कि उपभोक्ता अपने साथ होने वाली धोखाधड़ी तथा अन्य प्रकार की शिकायत विभाग में सरलता से कर सकते हैं। 


यदि आप ऑनलाइन या ऑफलाइन शॉपिंग में ठगी का शिकार हुए हैं या किसी दुकानदार ने आपके साथ किसी भी प्रकार का छल किया है, तो अब घर बैठे मोदी सरकार के ई-दाखिल पोर्टल पर शिकायत दर्ज सकते हैं।rg

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 पीछे नहीं हट रहे हैं। 

खबरों के मुताबिक न्यूजीलैंड क्रिकेट टीम की सुरक्षा में तैनात पुलिसकर्मी दिन में दो बार भरपेट खाना खाते थे. ज्यादातर वह बिरयानी ही खाते थे। जिसका बिल 27 लाख रुपए है। जब इस बिल को पास के लिए वित्त विभाग के पास भेजा गया तो मामला खुल गया। आपको बता दें कि न्यूजीलैंड की टीम 18 साल बाद पाकिस्तान के दौरे पर गई थी।

गौरतलब है कि आज से एक महीने बाद टी-20 में भारत और पाकिस्तान का मुकाबला होगा, जिसे लेकर क्रिकेट फैंस जबरदस्त दिलचस्पी ले रहे हैं।

*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 media. The commemorative program had a formal ceremony followed by a cultural program.

In his addressal, Chief Guest, Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of Education, Govt. of India, said, “At the outset let me congratulate the entire family of IIM Sambalpur for completing 7 years. Your passionate contribution in building this institution with utmost sincerity and dedication. I am sure Maa Sambaleswari’s blessing will take this institution to greater heights in the years to come. As you all know, Sambalpur is one of the fastest growing cities of Odisha and a land enriched with rich cultural heritage, where you have freedom fighters like Veer Surendra Sai, globally renowned poets like Swabhaba kabi Gangadhar Meher and saint like Bhima Bhoi has emerged. As students, you must take inspiration from their lives and must leave an indelible mark in the field of education. Sambalpur is the cultural capital of the Western Odisha, a cradle for Sambalpuri Handloom, dance and music which is revered worldwide. IIM Sambalpur has been the fusion of a long-cherished dream of having a management institute of national importance in Odisha, the seeds of this institution were sown during the tenure of Late Shri Arun Jaitley. As students of IIM Sambalpur as you embark on your life’s journey, you will not only become responsible citizens of the country but also leaders of tomorrow. You must work towards bringing a synergy of modern knowledge and traditional values to ensure that you represent yourselves as the true brand ambassadors of India. Under the visionary leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, the National Education Policy 2020 aims to update, upgrade and upskill our youth. The policy is based on the foundation of accessibility, affordability, equity and quality, needless to say it aims to transform our education system with the emerging dynamics of the 21st century. NEP is an important step towards an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, I assure you that we are relentlessly working towards making this policy a success. A healthy workforce is only possible when we have a competent workforce of skilled management professionals and I am sure IIM Sambalpur will act as a catalyst to fulfill this dream and help excel in nation building to the best of their potential.”

Guest of Honour, Shri. Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority, added, “I am delighted to be a part of this foundation day. Education is the most important ingredient for nation building, it cannot be trivialized. IIM Sambalpur has been on the trajectory to nurture responsible leaders for future with an entrepreneurial mindset. An educational institute must stand on strong values and IIM Sambalpur has been a defining factor in earning that trust. When we talk about Innovation, Integrity and Inclusiveness, Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal embodies all those attributes. An educational institution must have a physical as well as digital infrastructure intertwined. Then there is a need for intellectual infrastructure to prepare the students for future, lastly, and importantly it must have an emotional infrastructure. The duty to build emotional infrastructure lies with the students. I am sure IIM Sambalpur will become one of the most memorable institutions in years to come.”

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, said, “The theme of the 7th Foundation Day of our Institute is “Indian Culture” which has great diversity but is very Innovative, Inclusive and with high Integrity. Our values are very much aligned with the Indian culture. IIM Sambalpur was established in the year 2015 with 49 students in the first batch of MBA and currently 6th and 7th Batch of MBA strength is 328, 3 batches of PhD is 15 students, and 2 batches of Exe PhD with 22 students and 1st batch of Exe MBA with 54 executives. The Institute outscored most other top Institutes in terms of highest gender diversity in MBA (2019-21) batch with 49% girls' students and 43% girls in MBA (2020-22) and 46 percent in the current year (2021-22). In intellectual capital we started with a faculty strength of 3 in 2017 to 17 full time faculty members in the current academic year. IIM Sambalpur was also decisive in initiating international partnership with a leading 6 Business Schools of Europe and Asia during the year. Albeit being the youngest IIM of the country, IIM Sambalpur, this is yet another glorious feat. For collaborative work, IIM Sambalpur has signed three MoUs and partnered with the Ministry MSME, Flipkart, India SME Forum, JSW, Vedanta Ltd., MCL, IOCL, and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Delhi. We have also set up Incubation Centre and currently 7 startups are being incubated at IIM Sambalpur.”

He further added, “Most notable during the year has been the significant milestones achieved by the Institute in infrastructural development. 2021 has been a revolutionary start for the Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur. Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur on 2nd January 2021. Work on our permanent campus is in rapid progress and we expect to complete the first phase of the campus by August-December 2022. IIM Sambalpur has ranked 61 in the recent NIRF ranking and amongst the third generation IIMs it stands 2nd and 1st across India and is positioned in the 'HEI of Eminence: Institution of Academic Excellence' category in the OBE Ranking 2021, by R World Institutional Ranking.”

Addressing the audience, Keynote Speaker, Shri. Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate, Affairs Officer, Flipkart stated, “This institution is spearheaded by some great minds. As a country that has emerged from the pandemic, it has changed how we perceive businesses and everything else. There have been fundamentals shifts that covid has created in our lives and businesses. It has become evident that companies can no longer operate without considering of the larger context. This impacts the way we interact with different stakeholders. We have seen companies and businesses come together and support the Government during the tough times of covid. There is a need for businesses to be more responsible and inclusive. At Flipkart, this is exactly what we are try and do – build responsible growth and businesses. We believe this is all connected and coupled with our aspirations.” He further elaborated on Flipkart’s initiative to support small businesses through Flipkart Samarth and their partnership with IIM Sambalpur. 

The Program witnessed awards and felicitations of key achievers from various fields. Indian field hockey player and member of the Olympic bronze winning Indian hockey team, Amit Rohidas and renowned Sambalpuri singer Padmashree Jitendra Haripal, famous for the super hit song Rangabati, were honoured during the program for their marvellous accomplishments. IIM Sambalpur also awarded merit scholarships worth INR 1,00,000 each to the top seven students of second year based on their academic performance in the first year. This scholarship by the institute was initiated in the academic year of 2019-2020. As an institute that works towards integrating local communities, cultures and take them to global platform, a cultural program followed. This program entailed performances by students, Indian classical, tribal and folk artists who showcased the cultural diversity of the country. From the classical Odissi to the traditional Sambalpuri dance form Dalkhai and Dhap, folk dances from Bengal, Assam and Odisha to fusion dance by the students, the evening celebrated the rich cultural heritage of India. 

Students awarded the scholarship

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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. MHRD, GOI established IIM Sambalpur in 2015. IIM Sambalpur is Institute of National Importance as per the IIM 2017 Act. Specked in the picturesque settings and nestled in Barapahad (Twelve Hills), the campus lies near Hirakud Dam – the world’s longest earthen dam. 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. The permanent campus is likely to be operational in 2022.

Since its inception, the institute has already taken positive steps for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Experiential Learning. IIM Sambalpur currently offers full-time Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), full-time Ph.D., Executive Ph.D., and Executive MBA program. Since 2019, the institute has one of the best gender diversities in MBA programs among all the IIMs. The institute is also the pioneer in its unique experiential learning pedagogy called “Flipped Classroom.”

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

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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-saving technology of Shycocan, which is the world’s first virus attenuation device that neutralizes all viruses 24*7 to ensure infection-free spaces. 

The Shycocan device was developed after a decade of research and uses a revolutionary new Photon Mediated Electron Emission Technology. Each device covers an area of up to 1,000 square feet of uninterrupted enclosed spaces. Schools and other educational Institutes can simply use more devices for larger areas like assembly halls, cafeterias, staff rooms. It is a CE Class 1 device that already conforms to the regulatory requirements of many countries globally. Several international schools across the UAE and Europe have also installed the device in their campuses. 

Ms Els Noor, a teacher at Waterlands School, said, “When I enter the classroom at the start of the day, my pupils already have turned on the device as they know how important it is for our safety. We have a Shycocan device in every classroom, except for one. In that particular classroom without a Shycocan there was a Coronavirus outbreak. Shycocan creates a safe environment, and we can work normally without fear or concern about the virus. I strongly suggest that the government should hand out Shycocans to all schools.”

Mrs. Ramona, a pupil’s mother said, “The Shycocan is proof for me that the school did everything possible to protect my child. It ensures my son can go to school without being afraid of getting infected. At home too we have installed the Shycocan and we do not have to worry about getting infected. I think every school should use this device for the protection of the pupils.”

Commenting on the same, Mr. Alok Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Shycocan Corporation, said, “The virus has taken away children’s childhoods. There is as much learning that happens on playgrounds as in classrooms. But given that children aren’t yet vaccinated, we must give them safety and the confidence to be able to hug a friend without worrying. The Shycocan disables the entire family of Coronavirus and all its variants, mutations with up to 99.9% efficacy in enclosed spaces.”

The Shycocan is the first in line of Viral Defense Systems and is among the most tested devices for both efficacy and safety across multiple accredited laboratories worldwide. And it has consistently excelled in all the tests. The Shycocan Corporation hopes to help children get back to school safely and help bring life back to normal!

About Shycocan Corporation

Shycocan Corporation is a company founded at the promising cusp of health & technology. It brings to the world the first in the line of Viral Defense Systems, the Shycocan. The world’s first Virus Attenuation Device, that can disable the entire Coronavirus family in indoor spaces with up to 99.9% efficacy while being completely safe for humans, animals, and the environment as proven in multiple virology lab test reports. It is certified as a CE Class I Device and conforms to the regulatory requirements of many countries including the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe [UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium], Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar, Botswana, South Africa, India and more.

Shycocan Corporation is founded by a team of blue-chip technology and industry. The company has presence in over 12 countries and is rapidly expanding across the globe. The company’s immediate goal is to ensure indoor environments are free of transmission risks from Coronavirus for organizations to restart their business and help bring life back to normal. The company backs up its offering with customized consultations, a one-year replacement warranty, a global support and service network including 150+ cities in India with 1000+ engineers, and a post-installation audit. The target customer segments of the company include hospitals, clinics, K-12, higher education, banking, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, government offices, real estate, other businesses, and homes.

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