Tuesday, December 18, 2018

OSH India 2018 witnessed the largest congregation of prime India and Global brands

OSH India 2018 at a glance:
 A congregation of 130 exhibitors and over 150 renowned Indian and Global brands
 Over 20% growth in unique visitor footfall
 45 speakers for the two-Day industry conference on Occupational Safety & Health
 100 + niche delegates across different verticals
 Over 175 unique award nominations across industry verticals for OSH India Awards
 8 product launches
 Announcement of the preview edition of OSH Bangladesh in Dhaka from April 18-20, 2019

UBM India successfully concluded the 7th  edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India (29 th - 30 th  November) safety show at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field of workplace safety and health.

The inaugural ceremony of OSH India, 2018 took place in the presence of Key Dignitaries, Mr.
Hemant Sapra, President, SAMA; Shri H.R. Jagannath, CEO, Air India Engineering Services Ltd; Mr. Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, British Safety Council; Shri M.P Shah, Jt. Director, DISH
Gujarat, Guest of Honours -  Shri Lalit Gabhane, Director-General, National Safety Council along with Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd amidst an august industry gathering.

One of the key announcements made at the inaugural session was that OSH, the global brand, is
now extending its wings to the SAARC region by launching a preview show in Dhaka, Bangladesh
scheduled for April 18-20, 2019. The show, with its gamut of features including conferences, product
launch pad and live demonstrations will create an ideal platform to prepare the Bangladesh region
for prevention of occupational safety and health hazards.

The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of
OSH India as an industry event. Some of the key exhibiting brands included Udyogi Plastics,
Motorola, Paragon, Cortina, NEBOSH, NIST, Safety Umbrella, Acme Fabrik, Wellspring, Unicare
Emergency Equipment Pvt Ltd, Unicare Fire Safety India Pvt. Ltd., Uviraj Global (P) Limited, Venus
Safety & Health Pvt Ltd, Victor Imports, Youngwoo Ind. Co. Ltd, Tata Communications Ltd, Teijin Aramid, Tej Engineering, Thea-Tex Healthcare (India) Pvt Ltd, Three S Instruments Pvt Ltd, Tis – Thumb Industrial Solution, Tobit Engineers (PPE’s) Ltd, Toughtscaff Pvt Ltd and Trident International Pvt ltd amongst others.

The expo also included industry leaders and key partners such as ‘Innovation Zone Partner’ –
Amazon; ‘VIP Partner’ – Jayco; ‘Gold Partners’ – Acme Safetywear and Venus Safety; ‘Silver Partner’ – Atlas Protective; ‘Registration Partner’ – Karam; ‘Lanyard Partner’ – Allen Cooper (Superhouse); ‘Visitor Bag & Cafeteria Partner’ – Black & Decker; ‘Badge Partner’ – Uviraj Global; ‘Safe Escape 2 Partner’ – Prolife Autoglo; ‘Confined Space Entry Partner’ – Drager; ‘Technology Partner’ – Tata Communications; ‘Safety Footgear Partner’ – Sketchers; ‘Health Partner’ – Narayana Hospital; ‘Associate Conference Partner’ – Youngwoo; ‘Conference Session Partners’ – Safestart, Godrej Interio and FALL Arrest System & Technologies  amongst others. This year, the show had a presence of over 130 exhibitors and 150 brands and witnessed international participation from countries such as USA, China, UK, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Germany, Ireland, Middle East and Malaysia.

Speaking at the closing of OSH India 2018, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India
said, “Workers represent almost half the population and are the major contributors to the social and
economic development of the world today. Taking care of health, favorable working conditions,
social and emotional well being of employees should be on priority to retain the best of talent and
ensure good productivity. Despite a greater focus on occupational safety and health by organizations
and Government, there is still a constant need for education at various levels and public awareness.
OSH India 2018 addressed the pressing need for raising OSH awareness and standards by
providing tangible solutions to organizations to meet and network with suppliers and service
providers from across the world that showcased their innovations and knowledge amidst a vastly
untapped Indian market.

“This year’s edition has been the biggest OSH India executed by UBM India in the past 7 years and
witnessed over 150 top notch brands, with a remarkable growth of over 20% in unique visitor
footfalls and participation from over 100 niche delegates across different verticals. We, at UBM
India, will continue to promote a robust culture of safety and security through the coming editions of
OSH India & Bangladesh,”  he added.

A two –day power packed OSH industry conference with over 45 speakers, focused on global best
practices. Apart from OSH best practices in MRO in civil aviation & Ergonomics, key sessions and panel discussions on DAY 1  of the conference included: ‘The Role and Need for Accreditation in HSE’; ‘The Future of Work & Risk: An update on ISO45001 by Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, British Safety Council’, ‘Communication to ensure Safety, Efficiency & Productivity’ and ‘Reducing Error and Influencing Behaviour’; ‘Implementing Laws and legislations to Enforce Industrial Safety, Worker Safety and Industrial Hygiene: Key Responsibilities and Challenges’; ‘Best Safety Practices in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul of Aviation Equipment’ and a Presentation on ‘Fall Arrest Systems and Technologies’.

Day 2 had sessions on Power Talk on ‘The Human Side of Safety’; Workshops on ‘Occupational Safety and Health: The Role of Indian Standards’ and ‘Practical Safety Training Center  at Construction Sites’; Panel discussions on ‘Best Practices in Ergonomics and Occupational Health to Safeguard Workers & Improve Organisational Efficiency’ and ‘Redefining Occupational Health and Fire Safety Metrics While Working at Hazardous Places, specially high rise buildings, & While Using Hazardous Substances & Chemicals’; Sessions on – ‘Fix the Tail to Propel Procurement: Attacking the Tail Spend Problem in B2B’; ‘Safety on Rent’ as an Industry Best Practice for Managing Plant shutdowns/Turnarounds Safely’; ‘Improving Business Profitability Through Occupational Health and Safety’; a Partner session on ‘Enterprise Safety: Technology Adoption and Challenges’. The conference was attended by industry experts from across the country and leading International organizations.

3 The industry also witnessed the gala third edition of ‘OSH India Awards 2018’ on the evening of
29 th  October, which was open to Indian operating businesses, organizations, alliances and individuals in the public or private sector with a workplace health and safety initiative.

The winners of OSH India 2018 are:
NO Category Winner
1 Innovation in OSH - Safety Implementation – Proactive ACC Limited
2 Innovation in OSH - Safety Implementation – Reactive Century Rayon ( Under the Management & Operation of Grasim Industries Ltd.)
3 OSH Innovation Award - Health Implementation - Proactive Piramal Realty
4 OSH Innovation Award- Health Implementation - Reactive Pfizer Healthcare India Private Limited
5 OSH Innovation Award - Employee Awareness - Proactive ACC Limited, Lakheri Cement Works
6 OSH Innovation Award - Employee Awareness - Proactive ADANI PETRONET (DAHEJ) PORT PVT. LTD.
7 OSH Innovation Award - Employee Awareness – Reactive Acc Limited, Chaibasa Cement Works
8 OSH Innovation Award - Environmental Impact - Proactive BOSCH LIMITED, Nashik
9 OSH Innovation Award - Environmental Impact - Reactive Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
10 OSH Innovation Award - Ergonomic Hazards- Proactive Godrej Precision Engineering
11 OSH Innovation Award - Ergonomic Hazards- Reactive Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
12 OSH Innovation Award - Vicinity Awareness ADANI PETRONET (DAHEJ) PORT PVT. LTD.
13 Bravery Award - Environmental Hazard Capt. Kelvin Fonseca
14 Bravery Award - Safety Hazard Mr. Karamshi Rabari
15 Bravery Award - Chemical Hazard Mr. Binod Joshi

Industry Launches & Speaks
1. Milind Deshpande, VP Marketing, Draeger India Pvt LTD.
OSH India has been providing a platform to showcase innovations in safety. This year we got an
opportunity to create awareness about our innovative products and solutions in confined space
applications. Confined spaces have been one of the most hazardous places and we believe that
awareness about being prepared will add to all initiatives undertaken by industries in deploying
safety in confined space applications.
2. Larry Wilson, CEO, Author, SAFESTART
“The two days of OSH India 2018 have been very fulfilling. We are really happy to see the footfall at
the show and are looking forward to participate the next year as well.”
 3. Sandeep Arora, AVP, KARAM Industries
OSH India has always been a great platform to showcase the new developments in safety. It was a
great experience for Black+Decker to be introduced to the market through this platform, and over
the years We at KARAM have benefitted by continuing to showcase our capabilities in innovation
and quality.

Go Green with DOT : The Only Green Mobility Solution Provider

New bytes are emerging on a daily basis with regard to Electric Vehicle and the solutions that they would offer in the public space.  Innovative and creative Logistic Solutions to offer distribution through E-Vehicles  are being explored to cater to the gaps in the last mile connectivity for people and packages that are safe, sustainable, cost-effective and above all Eco-friendly and this is what prompted Green Valley Energy Ventures Pvt. Ltd to introduce ‘DOT’ in a pioneering role for this Industry.

Each vehicle from the house of DOT is artistically designed and is a true depiction of modernization merged with advanced technology. Based on the concept of PPP – People, Packages and Promise for a better future; DOT vehicles came in to existence to elucidate the difficulties of transportation of people and packages. DOT began its ground-breaking journey by launching E-Bike Taxis that offered comfortable to and fro transportation to the passengers commuting to their work place. Encompassing all the challenges fruitfully, DOT soon became a name to reckon with key environment friendly logistics benefactor for clients across various segments including food, e-comm, and merchandise and are also exploring other sectors viz. cold storage, pharma and waste management logistics.
DOT works on a plug and play model and is sector agonistic and has always kept up with the changing environmental factors through company’s state-of-the-art approach of serving the patrons with best logistics offerings. The brand’s services are known for its seamless last mile delivery operations and reduced carbon footprints. In the very brief existence, they have been able to create an Ecosystem on environment friendly technologies.
The brand also envisions to become country’s largest operator of green and emission free vehicles by building long lasting sustainable relationships between humans and environment. Other than the regular benefits of using the electric vehicles which help in reducing vehicular air and noise pollution, DOT has also been able to create some differentiating benefits to the society and the local economy by organizing dedicated training programs and generating mass employment opportunities which are well aligned with the Government of India’s initiatives such as ‘Skill India’ and ‘Make in India’.
Commenting on the occasion, the young & talented entrepreneur and a well-known global personality and speaker,Mr. Vineet J. Mehra, Managing Director, DOTFounding member of The Global Sustainability Network and Advisor to Kailash Satyarthi Foundation, feels extremely delighted by the response received for DOT so far and says, “We are pleased with the positive acceptance of our ideas in form of DOT. In a short span of our journey, we have been able to build not just vehicles but an ecosystem that promises a safe future to everyone. One needs to create sustainable model for business based on values and not chase after Valuations.  Invest time and resources to the idea to evolve into a product which is consumable and sustainable. Leading to the success of DOT, we plan to expand and reach more towns and people through our logistics service in the near future.”

DOT was established in 2015 by extremely successful Entrepreneurs and is a brand of “Green Valley Energy Ventures Pvt. Ltd. ‘DOT’ is first of its kind Start-up company integrating diverse platforms of Technology, Electric Mobility, Environmental concerns and Social Responsibility for achieving GREEN LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS for Individuals and Corporates. Time concept on shared mobility has taken route in India and we would like to replicate the same experience in mobility platform through our vision concept of PPP making it affordable and economical. 
Website Link : www.gowithdot.com

India won the physically challenged cricket "Wadekar Trophy 2018" by defeating Afghanistan

Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana at Kandivali concluded the India- Afghanistan batting line-up. In this series, 3 matches of 20 overs and 2 matches of 40 overs were played. India won 20 over series against Afghanistan by 3-1, whereas the match tie was achieved by winning both the matches in 40 overs. Afghanistan won the match by 58 runs in the last match of 40 overs. In this match, Afghanistan scored 148 runs in 29 overs. India got only 90 runs in 21 overs. Specially, all the batsmen of both the teams have been dismissed.
In T 20 match, players proved their mettle as: Best Bowler-Shirin Aga (Afghanistan), Best Batsman –Akhabari (Afghanistan), Best fielding-Kudartula(Afghanistan ), Man of the Match-Pawan kumar (India), Man of the series-Taufiqe((Afghanistan ) excelled.

In one day match Indian players excelled as: Best Bowler-Anshul (India), Best batsman-Kunal Phanse (India), Best filder-Saurabh Rawalia (India) and Man of the Match Narendra Mangore
(India), 'Man of the Series' Narendra Mangore (India), Man of the Series Taufik (Afghan) wins.

The award distribution ceremony was attended by former cricketer Milind Rege, Cricketer Umesh Kulkarni, Industrialists Anil Joglekar, Afghan Consulate General in Mumbai Mohmed Zia Salehi, Indian Disabled cricketers’ Association Secretary Vinayak Dhotre, Rekha Wadekar, Vipul Wadekar, Kashmira Wadekar, Indian Development Council Secretary Suresh Jain, Director Services Sales, Avaya Vaibhav Kshatriya and Cultural Ambassador of Afghanistan Gafur Hashmi

NiYO fosters Financial Inclusion amid 4 Lakh Salaried Employees

~Launches NiYO payroll card in Maharashtra
~Vision to build the next generation banking experience for blue-collar workers

NiYO, a new age digital banking solutions provider for blue-collar employees, has set off on a mission to revolutionize the banking experience of this segment which has been historically neglected by the traditional banks. In line with its mission, NiYO announced the launch of NiYO payroll card across all the major locations in Maharashtra namely Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Nashik, Surat, Ahmedabad, Vapi catering particularly to the migrant population, shifted from their hometowns to cities for work, offering them a seamless digital banking experience.

One of the principal products from its suite - the NiYO Payroll Card aims at reaching out to the blue collared masses by making banking convenient, hassle-free and safe for the employees while providing a state-of-the-art HR solutions during salary disbursement for the employers.

Employees can instantaneously open new accounts at their work sites. They enjoy the liberty to maintain a zero balance in their accounts without any charges being levied. To ensure safety of the highest order, there exists an option to lock/unlock/block the card using the Niyo Bharat mobile app. Its multilingual Bharat Mobile App has been tailor made for blue collared employees with a voiceover enabled feature to benefit moderately uneducated individuals. To ensure better cash flow and to meet the emergency needs of the employees, it provides the Salary Advance feature.

 NiYO endeavors to inculcate the habit of disciplined savings by providing wealth products like Mutual Funds and Digital Gold wherein investments can even be done in low denominations. Other salient product features include free accidental death insurance for every active user. NiYO’s robust 24 x 7 Customer Service Team caters to issues arising at any hour of the day via a multilingual captive call center facility.

Leveraging technology in the zones of payroll, benefits, travel, credit, insurance and investments, NiYO provides an integrated solution comprising of a digital account in addition to a salient mobile app. Accompanied by a comprehensive corporate portal, it assists organizations in digitizing the benefits and payroll process. Compliant and immensely transparent in nature, it strives to deliver an exceptional employee experience.

NiYO is a Bangalore based Fintech startup founded in 2015 by Vinay Bagri and Virender Bisht. It has raised a Series A funding round of 13.2 Million USD with four esteemed investment partners: Prime Venture Partners, JS Capital, Social Capital and Horizons Ventures.

Download NiYO Bharat App from play store and enjoy banking at your fingertips.

About NiYO
NiYO is a fintech startup conceptualized in 2015 that offers digital banking solutions for salaried employees across various sectors. Currently, with over 5 lakh customers and relationships with 3000 corporates, NiYO is growing to be a truly trusted digital banking platform across India.

Download NiYO Bharat App from play store and enjoy buying gold at your fingertips.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sir Cecil claims The Villoo Poonawalla Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr1)

  The Mumbai racing season at the Royal Western India Turf Club witnessed the second Classic of the season: The Villoo Poonawalla Indian 2000 Guineas on Sunday 16th December 2018 with a large crowd gathered to witness the Indian 2000 Guineas. The WINNERSir Cecil, owned by Mr Tegbir Singh Brar rep. Sarainaga Racing Pvt Ltd. trained by Mr. S.Padmanabhan was ridden to victory by jockey David Allan. What makes this race even more special is that Sir Cecil remains UNBEATEN and is truly a champion.

 The Indian 2000 Guineas, is a Group 1 race for 3-year-old colts and fillies run over a distance of a mile at level weights, the fillies claiming 1.5 kg allowance. Geldings were not permitted to race till 1965 and for a few years in between thereafter. The 2000 Guineas, The Derby and The St. Leger, together form the “Triple Crown” of thoroughbred racing of that age group. It is the second Classic out of the five Indian Classics (4 run in Mumbai and 1 in Pune). It was first run on Saturday, 16th January 1943. 

 The inaugural running was won by “Princess Beautiful”, owned by His Highness The Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda, trained by M.C. Patel and ridden by Jockey E.Britt, won by 8 lengths and 9 runners faced the Starter. The winners’ stakes was Rs.20,250/-. Interestingly, in the year 1967, the closest finish was a dead-heat (till date) between two horses “Bulund” and “Our Select”. Later on, “Our Select” went on to win the Triple Crown that year.

Horse Wt
David Allan
S. Padmanabhan
1 1/4
Suraj Narredu
Rajesh Narredu
6 3/4
Leigh Roche
P. Shroff
3 1/4
Yash Narredu
Deepesh Narredu
A. Sandesh
M. K. Jadhav
P. Trevor
S. K. Sunderji
3 1/2
Neeraj Rawal
Dallas Todywalla
10 1/4
T. S. Jodha
A. M. Jadhav

Mr Tegbir Singh Brar rep. Sarainaga Racing Pvt Ltd***'s,

About The Royal Western India Turf Club:
 The Royal Western India Turf Club is renowned as the premier-racing club in India offering unrivalled facilities matching with the best in the world. RWITC has a history spanning just over two centuries. The RWITC conducts racing at Mumbai's Mahalaxmi Racecourse (from November to April), and Pune (from July to October). The RWTIC boasts of 41 A licensed trainer’s, approximately 83 jockeys which includes foreign jockeys from England/Ireland and typically houses around 850 horses in training at Mumbai's Mahalaxmi Racecourse.

 Today it stands as one of the premier racecourses in the world that not only provides world-class quality horse racing while maintaining the highest level of integrity in wagering, but equally it embodies an efficient, effective and socially responsible organization. It constantly evolves to integrate other fun activities with horse racing with a view to elicit the interest of the millennials as wel

Saturday, December 15, 2018


~Giving Fans Unprecedented Access- MR. BODYPOWER featured a Stellar Line-Up Of Athletes such as Kevin Levrone, Jacob Sumana, Paul Poloczec, Jagienska Kaminska, Tom Coleman, Dan Wynes And Marguerita To Name A Few~

 After the huge success of FitFactor India and BodyPower’s BodyBuilding show in Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune, BodyPower India attracted thousands of fitness enthusiasts at their fitness eventFitFactor India in Mumbai on 14th December 2018 at Rangsharda Auditorium, Mumbai, 6 pm to 10 pm.

The event featured some of the best-known big profile athletes, Legendary IFBB Hall of Fame Kevin Levrone, celebrated IFBB PRO's  Jacob Sumana and Paul PoloczecIFBB Bikini Diva Jagienska KaminskaWBFF PRO, PCA PRO, Muscle Model Tom Coleman, International UK Fitness Model Dan Wynes and WBFF PRO Marguerita to name a few, giving fans unprecedented, exclusive access…incredible stuff!

On BodyPower’s roaring success in Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai these events will also be held in Hyderabad 15th DecemberBangalore 16th December and Chennai 17th December, 2018.

Commenting on the occasion, Nick Orton, CEO, BodyPower said, Whilst I may have started BodyPower in India by training Bollywood superstars, it was always my intension to take our inspirational message about the importance of staying fit and healthy, to everyman. After six years working in the country, I have seen a monster change in peoples attitude to fitness – now it reaches every corner of this great country, and I think that BodyPower has acted as a catalyst to drive that change, with our expo’s and events creating fever pitch levels of excitement amongst the youth in particular. This year’s BodyPower tour is full of excitement, challenges and top quality competitions! Visitors to the events will witness world class athletes performing in front of their eyes; they will get the chance to meet and talk to a plethora of fitness superstars and I will be the guest MC, talent spotting and having some fun along the way…prepare for the most widely anticipated tour ever to grace the country, you cannot fail to be motivated and inspired.”

BodyPower India is Asia's largest sport, fitness, wellness and nutrition exhibition, set to attract over 50,000+ visitors in 2019, 11th-13th January celebrating its 6th Anniversary in India.
BodyPower India is the fitness hub of Asia, attracting thousands of fitness enthusiasts, key buyers, distributors and manufacturers from all over Asia!