Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Practically launches ‘The Learning Lobby,’ a holistic, one of the first such initiative for the wellbeing of educators, students, and parents by an EdTech company


~ Survey conducted with upto 300 teachers across 9 cities led to Practically launching this platform with curated experts to help address relevant and pressing issues towards emotional and mental wellness

Mumbai, November 29, 2021: Practically, India’s first experiential learning app designed to make learning immersive for students of classes 6-12, has launched ‘The Learning Lobby,’ an initiative answering basic yet important questions that could be playing on the minds of educators and parents. Practically has put together a curated team of experts offering insights on navigating these situations. This is one of the most comprehensive initiatives in the industry that starts off with webinars on a fortnightly basis.

The objective of this initiative is to ensure teachers and parents are able to cultivate a healthy environment for themselves and their students by overcoming challenges such as striking a work-life balance (for teachers), stress management, and dealing with adolescence to begin with.

The initiative came to light after an internal study was conducted by Practically to understand the challenges faced by educators. The findings showcased that 78% of teachers believe that students are facing the brunt of stress and boredom. 55% of educators are finding it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance as they have faced constant fatigue. Over 70% of teachers believe that they need guidance to adapt better to the current scenario and expert intervention will help them overcome their current challenges. The Learning Lobby is a thoughtful response to the feedback received from educators from across the country.

Commenting on the initiative, Ms. Charu Noheria, Co-Founder & COO of Practically said, “Practically has endeavoured to make learning a joyful experience. Our latest initiative is aligned with this vision. With the launch of The Learning Lobby, we further aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the ever-evolving needs of students, parents, and educators. We will cover issues that impact them and meticulously address them through our curated team of experts.  Awareness about emotional and mental well-being is still at a nascent stage in India, especially in the education sector but this is the right time to table it efficiently. The Learning Lobby will equip parents, teachers, and caregivers with best practices to eventually enable a healthier environment for students.

The first session will have Dr. Rati Chandna, Leadership transformation Coach addressing the importance of work-life balance in the new normal on December 2nd, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. The second session will be conducted by Ms. K. Helen, Counselor on transitioning to adolescence and the third session will be conducted by Mr. Faheem Sait,  Training Consultant on Smart Time Management tools for teachers.

Registration to the webinar is free and will be hosted on Practically’s Youtube channel

“The Learning Lobby is a brilliant initiative by Practically. Their dedication to the overall well-being of teachers, parents, and students is extremely noteworthy. I believe that a healthy work-life balance is a need of the hour especially for teachers. The ever evolving education space can be demanding and it is essential to follow best practices now more than ever. I am glad to be associated with Practically and I look at this opportunity as a great platform to benefit teachers and society in general,” commented Dr. Rati Chandna, Leadership transformation Coach.

The initiative will have active participation from the industry with a Q&A session with attendees from across the country. All sessions will be archived and can be accessed from any part of the world.

 

About Practically

Founded in 2018 by Mr Subbarao Siddabattula, Founder & CEO, Ms Charu Noheria, Co-Founder & COO, and Mr Ilangovel Thulasimani, Co-Founder & CTO, Practically uses next-generation interactive methods, such as Augmented Reality (AR), Simulations and 3D videos for an enhanced learning experience. It is an intelligent, interactive and immersive learning app for students of classes 6 to 12 with a focus on STEM learning. Life-like simulations and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences are combined with learning pathways to bring learning alive and increase the rate of retention of concepts. Practically also offers Live classes, Coding ++ course, and a 24x7 Seek Help feature for doubt resolution, where students can reach out to subject experts on the platform. 1,000,000+ students, 350+ schools, and 18,000 teachers across India and the Middle East are already benefiting from the engaging content on Practically. Practically was named TiE50 Award Winner at TiEcon 2021. It was also awarded as the EdTech Startup of the Year at Startup Awards 2021 by Franchise India & Entrepreneur India. Practically is also adjudged Most Innovative STEM Solution by Elets Digital Learning at the World Education Summit 2021. You can watch the latest brand commercial on YouTube. The app is available for download for free on Play Store and App Store.  

Visit the Practically website here: https://www.practically.com/

 

 

Paytm Payments Bank launches ‘Paytm Transit Card’ — Indians can pay for all metro, bus and rail travel, parking, payments at online & offline stores and more with one card

       Offers the NCMC inter-operable physical mobility card, which drives the government’s One Nation, One Card initiative, bringing convenience to millions of Indians

      Having established leadership in the FASTag category, the

      The card linked to the Paytm Wallet can be used for all transactions of a user — from travel in metros, buses and trains, to pay toll and parking charges, payment at offline and online stores to even withdrawal of cash from ATMs.

      Users can simply top up the Paytm Wallet account to use the card and do not need to maintain any separate account.

      First phase of rollout is being launched in collaboration with Hyderabad Metro Rail, Ahmedabad Metro and the Delhi Airport Express Line, where users can leverage the power of seamless transactions

 

Mumbai, 29th November 2021: Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL), which is India’s homegrown payments bank, has today announced the launch of the Paytm Transit Card, bringing together the power of One Nation, One Card. The Bank aims to equip millions of Indians with one physical card for all their everyday needs — from travel in metro, railways, state-owned bus services, toll & parking charges to payments at offline merchant stores, online shopping and more. The card also enables the withdrawal of money from ATMs. With this launch, users won’t have to worry about carrying multiple cards for different purposes and just use the Paytm Transit Card for all their payments.

 

The launch of the Transit Card is aligned with the Bank’s initiatives to bring out products that make banking and transactions seamlessly operable for all Indians. With the Bank’s robust technology and vast user base, PPBL will enable large-scale adoption of the ‘Paytm Transit Card’ that would help promote NCMC and the Digital India initiative further.

 

It has also created a completely digital process to apply, recharge & track all transactions of the cards on the Paytm App itself. The physical card will be delivered at the doorstep of the user or can be purchased at designated sales points. The prepaid card is directly linked to the Paytm Wallet, where users can just top-up the wallet to use the transit card and do not need to create any separate account.

 

 

 

The Paytm Transit Card rollout is being launched in collaboration with Hyderabad Metro Rail. Users in Hyderabad can now simply purchase the transit card, which can be displayed at the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates to proceed for the journey. This service will help over 50 lakh riders who use metro/bus/train services every day and experience seamless connectivity. The card is already live in the Delhi Airport Express line and Ahmedabad Metro. With the Paytm Transit Card, people can use the same card in metros as well as other metro stations across the country.

 

Satish Gupta, MD & CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd said, “The launch of the Paytm Transit Card will enable millions of Indians with the power of one single card that takes care of all transportation as well as banking needs. This will drive financial inclusion and accessibility for all. We are glad to be a part of the NCMC initiative and will continue to work towards the digitization of the transit ecosystem in the country while driving the adoption of smart mobility solutions.”

 

Paytm Transit Card is the bank’s second product in the mass transit category after the success of PPBL FASTags. Paytm Payments Bank is the first bank in the country to achieve the milestone of issuing more than 1 crore FASTags. Besides this, It is also India’s largest acquirer of Toll Plazas for the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program offering an interoperable nationwide toll payment solution. The bank has enabled over 280 toll plazas across the National & State highways to collect toll charges digitally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer Launches new line of Air Purifiers with 4-In-1 HEPA Filter: Acerpure Cool C2 and Acerpure Pro P2

 



Mumbai, 30th November 2021: ACER, the leading consumer technology brand, today unveiled two new air purifiers in India - acerpure cool C2 and acerpure pro P2. A new line of smart air purifiers that takes control of air quality with a 4-in-1 HEPA filter which removes harmful viruses, bacteria, allergens and pollutants from your room making your home a safer place.

 

Speaking on the launch Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer, Acer India said, “The ongoing pandemic has raised awareness about the quality of the air we breathe and ways to stay healthy. We have introduced new technologies and products that ensure the best air quality, comfort, and energy efficiency. Through this launch, we aim to provide clean air through our technology. Also, we shall continue to introduce new technology solutions, which fall in line with our mission to lead and contribute to every community that we operate in. The new line of products is carefully designed to address the current situation and improve the quality of life.”

 

With the rising number of respiratory diseases, consumers are concerned about the quality of the environment in which we live and have made air purifiers a vital product for your indoors. The new Acerpure Pro and Acerpure cool caters to the need for safe air to breath with advanced filtration technology and smart features which adds to the convenience.

 

2–in-1 Air Circulator and Purifier

The Acerpure Cool circulates filtered fresh air around the home with the help an advanced air circulator

 

4-in-1 HEPA Filter, Four-layer Protection

The product takes control of air quality with the 4-in-1 HEPA filter and eliminates up to 99% of airborne bacteria, 99.97% of ultrafine dust, PM1.0, and allergies. This helps in maintaining a clean and healthy indoor environment.

 

Against Viruses with HEPA Plus+ 

Acerpure Pro P2 and Acerpure cool C2 are designed to effectively eliminate 99.99% bacteria3, 99% coronavirus (229E)1, and 99% influenza A (H1N1)2 virus activity. The HEPA Plus+ has been certified by the 3rd party research center.

 

Distant Spiral Air Flow & Easy Swinging 

The purifiers and circulators effortlessly control the direction of your airflow with 90 degrees up and downswing and 80 degrees left to right oscillation. It quietly circulates clean air up to 12 meters.

 

 

 

10 million Negative Ions: Effective Purification 

 

The effective purification system in Acerpure Pro and Acerpure Cool fills the home with a high concentration of negative ions and captures ultrafine dust and PM1.0 keeping the customer happy and healthy.

 

Smart Sensor & LCD Display 

The consumer can be at ease as the air quality and gas sensor regulate the purifier speed automatically and the LCD displays real-time air quality data.

 

Low Energy, High-Performance 

With a DC motor, the purifier and circulator provide high performance of purification at a low energy cost.

 

Quite Mode 

The new line of products comes with technology that reduces noise, combining that with a turned-off display makes for the perfect environment for a good night's sleep.

 

Safety Lock 

The safety lock feature on the purifier keeps you at peace and not worrying about the mistaken touch by children and pets.

 

High-Efficiency Purification 

The acerpure pro delivers filtered fresh air of breath through day and night without worrying you about pollution or dust.

 

Pricing and Availability

Acerpure cool C2 and Acerpure pro P2 can be purchased for a starting price of Rs16999 from the company's online store and various other ecommerce platform Amazon. IT will also be available on Acer Exclusive stores across cities.

 

Footnote

1.        1Removes over 99% of Coronavirus

*Tested on HEPA Plus+ Filter by independent lab for HCoV-229E in compliance with ISO 18184: 2019 (E)

 

2.        2Removes over 99% of Influenza A virus*

*Tested on HEPA Plus+ Filter by independent lab for H1N1: A/PR/8/34 in compliance with ISO 18184: 2019 (E)

 

3.        3Antibacterial rate of over 99.99%*

*Tested on HEPA Plus+ Filter by independent lab for E Coli ASI.90 in compliance with GB 21551.2-2010 Appendix B

 

 

About Acer

Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

Akshaya Pvt Ltd recognized as the Real Estate Company of the year 2021


 


Mumbai, 30th November 2021: Leading real estate developer, Akshaya Pvt Ltd, regarded highly for its quality, innovation, transparency & ethical business practices has been recognized as “Real Estate Company of The Year 2021” in the 11th Edition of Construction Week India Awards held in Mumbai. The criteria fulfilled by Akshaya for securing this prestigious award included build quality, aesthetics, delivery, sustainable construction techniques and intelligent master planning.

 

Akshaya recently launched innovative projects like Disney inspired homes, IKEA-furnished residences, WBHK homes with exclusive work room and Twin D – India’s first hygiene-happy homes with an exclusive focus on health and well-being of residents.

 

Commenting on the achievement Mr. T. Chitty Babu, Chairman & CEO, Akshaya Pvt Ltd, said, “We are a constantly innovating company, and I am delighted to see the brand getting nationally recognized for touching people’s lives with our quality, innovation, transparency and high ethical business practices.  I would like to thank our employees, customers, landowners architects, contractors, lenders, bankers, vendors, agencies and all other stakeholders who are the backbone of the company and have helped us reach where we are today.”

 

About Akshaya Pvt. Ltd:

Akshaya was founded in 1995 under the stewardship of Mr. T. Chitty Babu. A first-generation entrepreneur, T Chitty Babu ventured into the world of business with just Rs. 10000 in his pocket and plenty of self-conviction, confidence and clarity in what he wanted to do. Twenty-four years into the journey, today Akshaya has grown into one of the most awarded companies in the country, acclaimed for its transparent business practices and innovation. Driven by the core values of ‘Transparency &Uncompromise’, Akshaya has now earned the distinction of being one among the ‘Most Reputed Real Estate Brands in India’ and the only player from Chennai to feature in a report brought out by Trust Research Advisory (TRA) and Blue Bytes based on media and consumer perceptions. Akshaya offers 10-year maintenance and all the homes are IGBC Pre-certified green homes. Akshaya has been ranked Tamil Nadu’s No. 1 real estate developer and India’s No. 9 developed by Construction Week Magazine in November 2018. The company has certifications in Integrated Management Systems (IMS) ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 Management System and SA 8000:2008. It has been awarded with CNBC/CRISIL ‘Highest Transparency’ Award; NDTV ‘Most Transparent Developer in India’ Award and CNBC/CRISIsssL ‘Best Legal Systems’ award for four years in a row. The company is also a pioneer in developing differently abled/elder-friendly homes. The company is also a member of CREDAI. Today, the company is reputed for many original initiatives including the ingenious ‘Akshaya Home Facts Book’ for enlightening homebuyers on their rights. The last 26 years have seen the company excel in both home and commercial domains by developing 168 landmark projects in South India.

 

About Construction Week

 

Construction Week is India's foremost business publication covering all aspects of the construction industry. It provides latest news, trends, and project updates. It includes in-depth interviews, features and special reports. The Awards are well recognised and highly valued to celebrate the achievements of the country's construction and infrastructure players. The awards recognise and reward individual excellence, corporate prowess and project success.

 

 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai announces free ambulance services for emergencies

 

 Free ambulance service will be available in within the city limits of Navi Mumbai

 

Navi Mumbai, 29 November 2021: Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai today announced the launch of free ambulance services for emergencies within the city limits of Navi Mumbai. The free ambulance service would ensure that the family or friends do not need to waste time looking for an ambulance in case of any emergency and simply dial 1066 to access Apollo Hospitals Dedicated Emergency Response System (ERS). An advanced GPRS-enabled Ambulance would be immediately dispatched along with trained paramedics equipped with the necessary critical care equipment. Time is a critical factor in an emergency and the 24X7 ERS would help ensure that medical aid and support can be easily accessed during the critical minutes of the ‘golden hour’ helping to prevent death and disability.

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­With this initiative we want to ensure that nothing should stand between a patient facing an emergency and timely treatment, we have decided to provide free emergency ambulance services within the city limits of Navi Mumbai. With this, patients can dial 1066 and be assured of rapid transport to Apollo Hospitals’ emergency for definitive care, in most cases within the ‘golden hour’. The importance of the term ‘‘golden hour’’ is well-known with morbidity and mortality being affected if care of seriously ill or trauma patients is not instituted within the first hour after injury. A study has shown that for every additional minute of out-of-hospital time, the risk of dying in major trauma patients increased by 5%. We hope that this facility will help patients’ access treatment within the golden hour and save many lives!” said Apollo Hospital Representative

 

The 24X7 Emergency Response System has led to a revolutionary change in reducing mortality from any medical or surgical emergency resulting from any serious illness such as heart attack or stroke and trauma. On dialling 1066, an advanced GPRS enabled ambulance would be dispatched along with trained paramedics equipped with the necessary critical care equipment. During transfer to the hospital, the patient's vitals would be monitored and a two-way communication between the ambulance and the hospital would help to ensure a thorough update on the patient's condition. This method will help the hospital staff prepare to receive the patient and begin treatment with no delays, and prepare concerned departments and facilities such as the cath lab, operating theatre, ICUs to give the required medical aid to the patient.

 

The GPRS enabled tracking will also give the Apollo emergency team an accurate time of arrival of the patient so they can plan the steps to save the patient following arrival. The Apollo emergency response protocol ensures to stabilize a majority of emergency cases in a time critical manner, matching with the international benchmarks for golden hour management. The free emergency ambulance service, accessible across the cities by dialling the integrated ERS number 1066, will enable immediate access world-class emergency advice and care.

 

For further information contact:- Rajesh Dabhade 9594061617, Adfactors PR

 

OLAY Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24, the new ‘food for your skin’ promises plump, bouncy and healthy skin all day long!



Now get plump and bouncy skin all day long

 

November 2021, Mumbai: Your skin deserves to look and feel fresh not just in the morning but throughout the day. OLAY India, the country’s revolutionary skincare brand has, hence, unveiled its new transformative range called the OLAY Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 that promises to be the best ‘food for your skin’ and helps you get the skin you deserve making it look plump, bouncy and healthy all day long! This latest range of moisturizer and serum is powered by “collagen peptide” that deeply penetrates to improve the skin resilience and hydrates it for a plump and bouncy look making it the perfect go-to skincare ingredient for the entire day.

 

Modern-day women are working around the clock, managing their professional and personal lives and taking up new challenges every day. This change in lifestyle exposes them to a variety of external and internal stressors like pollution, UV rays and physiological stress that cause skin cell damage and loss of collagen – the very skin building blocks that restores/replaces dead skin cells. Moreover, based on a recent skincare study it was found that our skin can age up to 8 years in a single day if we do not provide the nourishment it needs. To tackle these rising skincare issues, OLAY India has launched the al new Collagen Peptide 24 making it the gold standard of plump and bouncy skin that keeps it going all day.

 

Made using a blend of new-age technology, OLAY Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 stimulates collagen production as it works like a naturally occurring collagen and boosts better skin penetration using Bio-available Technology with much shorter chains of amino acids than collagen. Specifically formulated with tried-and-true ingredients, this new moisturizer will transform the look of your skin as it has:

·        Collagen Peptide (Pal-KTTKS) that helps the skin look firmer

·        Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) that helps the skin retain moisture and plumpness to better resist the daily stresses that would rob our skin of its glow while helping with surface cell regeneration for a healthy and hydrated result

·        Glycerin that helps the skin attract and retain moisture so it can stay firm and hydrated all day long

 

Talking about the latest launch of OLAY Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24, Rohini Venkateswaran, Vice President- Skin & Personal Care, India said, “We at Olay India have always strived to work towards the right blend of technology and skincare elements that cater to the modern-day women in their evolved lifestyle choices. With skincare trends galore, we found that having plump and bouncy skin all day long is the ultimate test/ result to determine what actually healthy skin is. Collagen plays an important role for our skin especially in strengthening it and research also shows that collagen decreases by 1% every year starting in our 20s, particularly accelerated by various stressors. Our latest innovation is a powerful and fragrance-free face moisturizer that does not compromise on a woman’s skin or her hectic schedule. It is the perfect go-to skincare ingredient with anti-aging properties that nurtures it throughout the day making it a healthy and an essential ‘food for the skin’.”

 

OLAY’s latest range encourages us to make more informed choices as the new range is completely free from harmful ingredients like parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, fragrance, and mineral oil. This lightweight formula absorbs quickly, giving you 24 hours of hydration without a sticky, greasy or heavy feeling and results in 4X plumpness with 15%+ improved skin elasticity after just 4 days.

 

Stand up for ingredients you believe in and stand firm with your skin with OLAY Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24!

 

Olay Collagen Peptide 24 cream and serum is each priced at Price- 1999 INR respectively. It is available on all leading ecommerce platforms and major offline store.

 

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Adarsh Developers sells 400 plots in a week at Adarsh Savana

Mumbai, 25th November 2021: Adarsh Group, the leading real estate conglomerate with over three decades of experience in delivering quality real estate projects, announced the sale of 400 plots within a week as a part of the immensely successful pre-launch of its project ‘Adarsh Savana’.

This is Adarsh Group’s maiden foray into plotted developments and Adarsh Savana perfectly encapsulates Adarsh Group’s ethos of “Legacy, Superlative Quality, Customer Centricity & Building Communities”. Spread across 99 acres, Adarsh Savana is a seamless combination of superlative-quality infrastructure and top-notch amenities. Located off Yelahanka, in North Bengaluru, this premium project is developed keeping aspirational investors and end users in mind.

Adarsh Savana was conceptualized keeping in mind the changing preferences and tastes of the discerning customers.

The development presents a perfect blend of nature, peace, solitude, and lifestyle amenities, at an excellent price point. It is spread across 99 acres of land and has 1,100 villa plots along with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a large 44,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, exclusive lifestyle amenities like a butterfly garden, swimming pool, restaurant, mini-golf course, skating rink, squash court, yoga deck, amphitheater, community kitchen garden etc. that add to the overall appeal.

The premium plotted development of Adarsh Savana is for both end users and investors. The plot sizes are available in different sizes ranging from 1,200 sqft. up to 4,000 sqft. giving them the freedom and flexibility of building a home of their choice. Adarsh Savana’s proximity to the airport, premium educational institutions, tech parks and special economic zones makes it an ideal choice for those who are looking for a luxurious abode that is exclusive yet close to the city. 

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. B M Jayeshankar, Chairman and Managing Director, Adarsh Group, said, “At Adarsh Group we are committed to delivering enhanced customer delight through thoughtful innovation. Hence, understanding the need and convenience of the discerning consumers of today, we have introduced our first plotted land development project - Adarsh Savana. Owning a plot has always been a prized investment for a large section of the Indian population, as land is considered to have a healthy appreciation value than any other asset class. With this project, we intend to help our consumers make investments today that would help them create a family heirloom for tomorrow. This venture will bear the testimony of superior planning with availability of luxurious amenities and a lifetime of happiness.”

Buoyed by the phenomenal response to Adarsh Savana, the company is looking at the plotted land category in a big way across Bengaluru. Consumers and investors looking to invest in land will have another opportunity to own a part of indulgent luxury with Adarsh’s upcoming project.

 

 

 

 

 

About Adarsh Group

Founded in the year 1988, Adarsh Group, one of the pioneers of gated communities in India, has transformed the skyline of Bengaluru. The Group’s projects showcase the finest architecture and the best luxury amenities, in pristine natural surroundings. Adarsh Group is a brand committed to world-class quality and fine living. Today, Adarsh Group is an established name across residential, commercial and hospitality sectors. Over the past 33 years, they have developed and marketed over 16.51 million square feet of High-end residential, commercial and hospitality spaces and over 26 million square feet of Projects are under various stages of development. Driven by a vision to create superior Lifestyles.

For further information, please contact:

https://www.adarshdevelopers.com/