Thursday, December 12, 2019

THE MASQUERADE BALL- LIVE YOUR PRETENSE


Mumbai’s renowned Premium Restaurant & Bar, The Finch, is a perfect blend for your appetite, sight and soul. With the magnificence of delectable cuisines and romanticizing ambience along with live music and microbrewery. Luxurious, elegant and welcoming, the restaurant gives a full culinary experience covering Continental Oriental and Indian cuisines. It is an ideal destination for guests who are looking for holistic entertainment.
Greeting the season’s charm, The Finch is hosting a dazzling event, The Masquerade Ball, on 14th of December. With the tagline “Live your Pretense”, the event offers a premium experience fused in pleasant setting for its customers for the weekend relief. The event will take place in an intimate setting with people dancing, masquerading their faces with Venetian masks. 

The idea behind this concert is to offer a breakout from the routine norm of a self- character pattern where one can be anyone they want to be behind the mask. Ambience gleaming with charming lights, soft music and exquisite dining, the brand is set to mesmerize the evening blended in Venetian mystery and soulful music.

Address-The Finch,Shah Industrial Estate, Opposite Huntsman Building, Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai 

Rohit Sharma becomes LaLiga’s First Ever Brand Ambassador in India


The Indian ace cricketer is the first ever non-footballer Brand Ambassador appointed by LaLiga globally and will be the face of the league in India

One of the world’s premier batsmen in the modern era and football aficionado, Rohit Sharma has joined hands with LaLiga - Spain’s top division football league as its brand ambassador in India. He is the first non-footballer in the history of the league to have signed the dotted line with them. Rohit comes on-board following a series of major initiatives by LaLiga in India since 2017.

Rohit Sharma is amongst the most feared batsmen in the world having registered many records over his career thus far. The current ICC World No. 2, is the only batsman in the history of the game, to have scored 3 double hundreds in the 50-overs format including the world record 264. As the face of LaLiga in India and a proven leader, Rohit Sharma represents the virtues that LaLiga stands for - excellence, teamwork, authenticity, respect, commitment and passion. With his motivational and inspirational stature in the country as an individual and athlete, Rohit will help catalyse the growth of football across the country.

LaLiga has made focussed efforts in India since 2017 to nurture the sport and build the brand in the country. In the two years since LaLiga opened its office in India, the league has undertaken several key initiatives here like the launch of a one of its kind grassroots development programme, LaLiga Football Schools, a pioneering broadcast partnership with Facebook to provide all 300+ matches for free for Indian audience, bringing a top European club, Girona FC to India for the first time and many more. The association with Rohit Sharma is yet another major initiative by the league to further catapult the momentum football has been gaining in India.
                                                                                                              
Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India said, “India is a very important market for LaLiga from a global perspective, we came here in 2017 to get a better understanding of the pulse of the nation. Over the past two years, and after several ground-breaking initiatives, it is obvious that India has a huge appetite for football. Rohit Sharma is the perfect example of this, inspite of being the most renowned face in Indian cricket right now, he is also an ardent football and LaLiga fan. In his persona on and off the field, Rohit embodies the LaLiga standards and principles. We are elated to have him as LaLiga’s first ever non-footballer brand ambassador and as the face of our brand in India.”

On the association, Rohit Sharma, Brand Ambassador, LaLiga India, said, “Football in India, is in its global growth trajectory and it is heartening to see that it is no more considered as the ‘sleeping giant’. Over the course of the past 5 years, we have witnessed a significant growth in the interest for football in India. Credit must be given to everyone associated with it, including the fans.”

“I am truly delighted to be associated with LaLiga. It’s encouraging to see the Spanish giant have made inroads into the Indian football ecosystem through their grassroots programme. Personally, I see this as an interesting journey for me into the beautiful game with LaLiga. I look forward eagerly to connecting with the football fans in India.”

Tech Mahindra Bags INR 500 Crore Smart City Project from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation


Cater to 15 lakh+ population of PCMC through citizen engagement program

Tech Mahindra Ltd. a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, announced today its largest smart city project worth INR 500 crore from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Asia’s richest municipal corporation. Through this project, Tech Mahindra will engage with more than 15 lakh citizens of PCMC by enabling technology-led transformation to convert it into a smart and sustainable city.

The project will be executed in a period of 1 year implementation and the operations and maintenance for 5 years. It has been budgeted under the Prime Minister’s Smart Cities mission. As part of its largest Smart City project, Tech Mahindra will provide a robust, reliable and sustainable ICT (Information and Communication Tehcnology) infrastructure, comprising of smart, technological solutions including City Network, Smart Water, Smart Sewerage, Smart Traffic, Smart Parking, Smart Environment, CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) Surveillance, Integrated Control and Command Center, Data Center and Disaster Recovery center etc. Tech Mahindra would also help in enabling real-time data management, alerts, and information processing to support city’s administration.



Shri Shravan Hardikar, Municipal Commissioner, PCMC, said, “As part of our citizen and civil-welfare service mandate, we are committed to offer much improved services through ICT led transformation which will boost the overall infrastructure in the city and  also help in establishing a digital ecosystem in the city for rendering seamless smart city experience. Through this engagement with Tech Mahindra consortium, we aim to fulfil our vision of transforming Pimpri Chinchwad with the use of cutting edge technologies.”

The win reiterates Tech Mahindra’s expertise towards driving smart city initiatives of the government through its fortified portfolio of smart city projects including Kanpur, Gandhinagar, Nashik and Jaipur.

Sujit Baksi, Head APAC Business and President Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra, said, “We, at Tech Mahindra, are bullish about growth opportunities emerging out of the India market, particularly the government sector initiatives. Our association with PCMC outlines Tech Mahindra’s TechMNxt strategy to leverage new generation technologies to deliver an enhanced experience to our customers. It extends our vision of supporting the government’s Smart Cities agenda to strengthen nation-building initiatives that will go a long way in building a robust 5 Trillion Dollar Indian economy.” 

Located in Pune, Maharashtra, Pimpri Chinchwad is one of the best-developed industrial belt of the state accommodating many reputed industrial houses and business conglomerates of the country. The thriving industrial belt comprises of over 6,000 units in the large, medium and small sectors, mainly from the engineering and automobile industries. The city has been thus seeking new ways of maximizing business value and transforming into a Smart City by embedding smart devices, sensors, and actuators within physical space and infrastructure of the city.

As part of its TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is focused on leveraging next-generation technologies to cater to the customer’s evolving and dynamic needs. As a leading digital transformation company, Tech Mahindra continues to deliver tangible business value and experiences to solve real business problems.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 131,500+ professionals across 90 countries, helping 946 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is the highest ranked Non-U.S. company in the Forbes Global Digital 100 list (2018) and in the Forbes Fab 50 companies in Asia (2018).

We are part of the USD 21 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.


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EdTech platform WhizJuniors launches ‘WhizGoogler’ Now children would be more productive on their devices

In a bold step to make students productive with technology, to stop wasting time by being addicted to playing games, watching movies and being on social media, leading EdTech online learning platform, WhizJuniors launches ‘WhizGoogler’ for school and college students to become World’s Next Googler by offering expertise in 36+ Google Suite Courses. Mastering these tools enables students to take up part-time or work-from-home jobs giving them an opportunity to earn extra pocket money from novel job roles not limited to digital marketerbloggeronline surveyorgraphic designerweb designerproofreadervideos editoranimator, writer, YouTuber, etc.

WhizJuniors empowers students by helping them develop their tech skills in a fun way to make them the next GooglerStudents can access the learning content available on the platform online and complete Google Courses like Google Sites, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Groups, Google Forms, Google Classroom, Gmail, etc.  The course will have two sections. The first one is the MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and the second comprises of video project submission. The students can complete the course in the Google Suite category in 7 days and gain a 360-degree experience to become a Googler at just Rs. 360. Students are ranked based on the points earned while completing the coursesWinners will be titled as Googler Pro, Googler Master and Googler Expert. Top 5 winners get to keep an Apple Macbook Air.

By learning Google Courses students develop skills that help in navigating the Internet for various technology needs making them employable at a young age. Who knew that just by learning all about your favourite online buddy, Google, you could earn knowledge, recognition and countless rewards and prizes?

“To Google-something means that Google is both the complete world of information and the only path through it. Likewise, WhizJuniors has emerged as the preferred platform for students to learn computer skills at their pace and at their convenience in the most fun way,” said Vidushi Daga, CEO, WhizJuniors.

Besides, the demand for digital marketers is also growing in the country. Those seeking to enhance their digital skills are already enrolling in digital marketing courses to start working early. They offer the most sought after courses amongst first-time job seekers and college students. “WhizJuniors platform provides the students with an opportunity for freelancing jobs at a young age in related areas such as content development, advertising, brand campaigning and social media marketing,” added Vidushi.

According to a recent KPMG report, the online education industry in India is expected to grow to 9.6 million users by 2021 from 1.6 million currently.

About WhizJuniors:

WhizJuniors is an Online Technology Learning Platform for Students (std. 1st to 12th) and Teachers. A Platform for students to learn and practice latest technology courses which help enhance innovative and productive screen time. It is the only social-gamified tech learning platform which enables students to learn and develop multiple skills in a fun way on their own and present their big ideas to the world. It provides an opportunity to enhance the entrepreneurial and learning skills of young minds with fun. It provides age-appropriate courses developed by experts who understand the requirements and these courses are upgraded regularly for better learning and development.
To know more about us, please visit www.whizjuniors.com

About Clone Futura:-
Clone Futura was conceptualized in the year 2013, with a mission to create life-changing tech experiences that embolden students to shape the future & revolutionizing the world digitally & with the idea of providing training and improving technology performance for kids and adults. It allows one to effortlessly connect with qualified private tutor, instructor, coaches and mentors in the community.
Clone Futura manages every bit of your details like gaining exposure for your expertise, managing lesson schedules, planning your time, collecting payments and growing your business. It manages every crucial business detail for your convenience so you can work towards what you enjoy doing.
To know more about us, please visit www.clonefutura.com/aibootcamp

South African Jewels: A Guide to Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi’s Hometown, the Eastern Cape




South Africa held its head high as Ms. Zozibini Tunzi bought home the Miss Universe 2019 crown. Ms. Tunzi, who believes that leadership is the most powerful thing we could teach young women today, comes from a region that is as beautiful as her – the Eastern Cape in South Africa.



To explore the Eastern Cape is to stumble on to vast swathes of silent, unspoilt spaces so evocative of the African continent. The region is home to pristine beaches, ancient forests, ravines, rivers and small, but scenic and friendly towns like Port Elizabeth.

                                                                                       
Discover the Eastern Cape in the Rainbow Nation the Miss Universe way with,


East London: A contemporary setting and a laidback charm gives East London a distinctive identity. Well-travelled Indians would appreciate this picturesque city, still untouched by tourist commercialization as the perfect solution for leisurely vacations clubbed with a variety of adventure experiences in very untouched natural settings. East London is also one of the few places where one can see the White Lion at the Inkwenkezi National Park.

Port Elizabeth: Port Elizabeth houses South Africa's third largest national reserve where travellers can watch hundreds of African elephants roam around freely, making it a great safari experience. The Addo National Park also has a thriving marine life and rich flora and offers the only Big 7 safari options in the world. This safari is a combination of marine safari searching for sharks and whales and the famous Big 5 safari. Port Elizabeth also includes Nelson Mandela Bay where one can find Route 67 – a collection of 67 art pieces celebrating the years Nelson Mandela devoted to public life.

Coffee Bay: Nestled within the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province is Coffee Bay – a beautiful coastal town that draws in enormous interest from visitors due to its unspoilt beaches and rich, traditional Xhosa lifestyle. The Coffee Bay is also widely known for the Hole in the Wall, a geographical marvel that rests within its gates. It is an offshore stack of rock through which the elements have eroded a hole; this hole amplifies the sound of the waves onto the rock, inspiring the local Xhosa people to name it esiKhaleni which means ‘place of sound’.

Addo National Park: South Africa's third largest national reserve, Addo National Park is abode to hundreds of African elephants that roam around freely – making it a great safari experience. Addo National Park also has a thriving marine life and rich flora. There are a range of self-drive and organized game drive options to choose from. Other activities in the area include horse riding, 4WD trails, picnics and canoeing. Alexandria Hiking Trail – a 32 kilometers long trail in The Woody Cape area of the Addo Elephant National Park is especially popular amongst adventure enthusiasts.

Bloukrans Bridge Bungee: The highest commercial bridge bungee jump in the world at the Bloukrans Bridge has a 216 meter gorge below. It is one of the ultimate activities to feature on any adrenaline seeker’s bucketlist while visiting South Africa. The growing popularity is evident by the fact that 12000 Indians attempted the Bloukrans bungee in 2017 – making Indians the 3rd highest nationality to attempt the jump!

Shamwari Game Reserve: Wrapped in settler history, this award-winning game reserve which stretches along the Bushman’s River, unravels north-east of Port Elizabeth and is a natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route. It is the quality of game sightings that makes this game lodge a superlative one. Between drives, visitors can swim in one of the two pools, stroll in the lush gardens with wrought-iron benches or pamper themselves with a rejuvenating treatment in the luxurious spa.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Schindler Inaugurates ‘Zilla Parishad School' on 10th December 2019 at Chakan, Pune


 Recognizing the transformational potential of education, Schindler India’s CSR program – 'Fulfill Futures', which falls under its Sustainable communities’ Rural projects, inaugurates ‘Zilla Parishad School’ - primary division (1st to 4th standard) which included construction of school and sanitation unit of a Zilla Parishad near Schindler's Factory in Chakan, Pune on 10th December 2019. Mr. Umesh Magar - Director Magarpatta Township Development was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the School with Mr. Shubhankar Chatterji Chief Supply Chain Officer & Factory Head, Schindler India.

The school comes under the Eainadewasti with a tribal population of around 350 individuals- 185 males and 162 females. There were two class rooms and one sanitation block in this school which needed to be demolished and reconstructed. The current number of students who will be studying in this school is 45 along with 2 teachers.

Based upon the baseline assessment study by the NGO partner, Habitat for Humanity, the class room and sanitation block was very old and in a dilapidated condition. Water, sanitation and hygiene in schools are necessary to have a healthy school environment. Hence, Schindler takes this opportunity to develop appropriate health and hygiene behaviours among the young children and support to fulfil their dreams of primary education in the community. The program is focussed on supporting sustainable initiatives for rural communities to bring about positive developments. 

“Schindler India believes that lack of education through social and economic disadvantage is the greatest barrier to equal opportunity. Hence, via our 'Fulfill Futures program, we strive to bridge this gap which reflects our awareness of the responsibility towards the cause. The ability to give back to the society for larger interest is what will make all the difference in the years to come. The Zilla Parishad school is a testament to Schindler’s commitment towards development of communities and bringing education to deprived sections of society”, said Ms. Shubha Arora – Chief Peoples Officer, Schindler India & South Asia.

About Schindler India:
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Schindler India is a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group.

“Leadership through Customer Service”, is the cornerstone of Schindler India’s growth strategy and which is evident with our service presence across 50 major cities which include our branch offices in 13 major cities in the country and is head-quartered in Mumbai.

ShareChat Announces Internship Program with ‘ShareChat Ignite Coding Challenge’


To offer internship to Engineering and Data Science students for 4-6 months

ShareChat, India’s largest regional social media platform, has announced "ShareChat Ignite Coding Challenge" for offering paid internship for 4-6 months to the final year Engineering and Data Science students.

ShareChat Ignite Coding Challenge is a free online event, and will also give aspiring coders and data scientists presently in their 4th year curriculum, a unique opportunity to contribute towards building India’s internet future. 

“With ShareChat, we know how well design and technology can come together to help create an elegant yet simple product for a market as large and diverse as India. As we get bigger and better, we now need to identify talents who are equally passionate about the product we created. ‘ShareChat Ignite’ is an attempt to identify these talents at an early stage and nurture them for an elevated journey at the company.  This is a platform for every engineering student in India to showcase their skill sets and get onto the ride to shape India’s internet future,” said Debdoot Mukherjee, Vice President - Artificial Intelligence, ShareChat

Besides the internship, top three finalists can win a total of Rs. 2.25 lac. The coding challenge is scheduled to be hosted on 19th December 2019. All participants must register before 13th December 2019, by visiting https://we.sharechat.com/

About ShareChat:

ShareChat is India’s largest regional social network allowing users to share their opinions, record their lives and make new friends - all within the comfort of their native language. Spearheading India's internet revolution, ShareChat is changing the way in which the next billion users will interact on the internet. For more information, download ShareChat app from ​Play Store​ or visit ​https://we.sharechat.com