Saturday, June 22, 2024

Borzo to move its headquarters to Mumbai

 


Mumbai, 22nd June: Borzo (erstwhile WeFast), a global intracity same-day delivery service has announced that the company is moving its headquarters from Amsterdam to Mumbai. The decision to make this strategic move is driven by the increasing significance of the Indian market in Borzo's overall business strategy. As of today, Borzo operates in various countries in Asia and Latin America. 

Borzo’s new CEO, Alina Kisina, announced the shift of headquarters at Borzo Connect, a comprehensive conference organized by the company in Mumbai that focused on addressing the unique challenges faced by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).


With India currently serving as Borzo's largest market, the company recognizes the immense potential for growth and expansion within the country. Currently, Borzo has over 200,000 active delivery partners across 22 cities and they intend to further increase it in 2024.


Keeping India as the axis for all of Borzo’s global operations especially Asia, the shift will help the company expand further and operate efficiently in the emerging economies of the continent. By establishing Mumbai as the central hub, Borzo aims to leverage its capabilities and capitalize on opportunities in India at a larger scale. Currently, Borzo has presence in 22 Indian cities and is focusing on increasing the density of operations in each city.


The company launched in India in 2016 as WeFast and later globally rebranded in 2021 as ‘Borzo’. Since its launch in India, it has served the SMB segment for over 7 years and ventured into the enterprise hyperlocal segment in 2022 to drive growth. Borzo has grown exponentially in India with the country contributing approximately 50% to its global revenue.


Commenting on the headquarters relocation, Ms. Alina Kisina, CEO, Borzo, stated, "The decision to shift the Borzo HQ to India is a reaffirmation of the company's focus on capturing the India opportunity and expanding our client base and business. We aim to scale up our operations and leverage the exceptional talent within Borzo. We will be further expanding Borzo Centres in India, recognizing the value they bring to our global operations. Additionally, we remain committed to investing in high-quality talent and enhancing our infrastructure to continually improve our capabilities. "


“Borzo's headquarters relocation to Mumbai marks a significant milestone in the company's journey, underscoring its commitment to capitalizing on the immense potential of the Indian market and reinforcing its position as a key player in the delivery services industry. Borzo’s India business has grown multifold in the last 7 years, positioning us as one of the strongest players in the SMB segment. Now we expect to penetrate more markets and realize its full potential. We thank all our customers and delivery partners who have trusted us and contributed to our growth as we embark on this new global journey from India” said Eugene Panfilov, Managing Director, Borzo India.





About Borzo

Borzo is a global delivery service that enables intra-city delivery for businesses. Deliveries range from on-demand and hyperlocal and can be performed via any route, any transport, at any weight or size, for a competitive price. Their algorithms optimize numerous parallel deliveries taking into account the geographical routes, packages’ contents, couriers, and many others to ensure the feasibility of the same-day delivery. The services are available in various countries in Asia and Latin America are used by over 250 thousand active couriers and over 1.5 million customers ranging from individuals to enterprises with the main focus on hyperlocal and SMEs. 




Friday, June 21, 2024

HOUSE NO 8: A New Indian Horror Film Exploring Ancient Evil announced.

Mumbai - "HOUSE NO 8," an upcoming horror film, explores ancient beliefs about evil spirits, highlighting the unconscious fears, desires, urges, and primeval archetypes embedded in the collective subconscious.

The Muhurat Clap of Film was made at the auspicious Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai with Director Brijesh Batuknath Tripathi and Producer Sandeep Singh Sidhu.

In the movie, after relocating to a new country from India, Mohini and her husband Prem decide to escape city life by renting a secluded farmhouse in a rural area with their three daughters. The farmhouse, known as House No 8, initially seems ideal but soon reveals itself as a center of intense paranormal activity. The family becomes the target of an ancient malevolent force, compelling them to confront pure evil.

House No 8, representing the infinite power of the evil spirit, returns with the intent to claim the souls of Prem and Mohini's daughters. Prem discovers that an infernal entity has attached itself to his wife, planning to use her to harm their children. He faces the grim choice of killing his wife to save his family or finding another way to break the malevolent power of House No 8.

"HOUSE NO 8" is a psychological exploration of the darkest aspects of the human psyche, where ancient evils prey on our deepest fears and desires. The film seeks to bring these subconscious elements to light, providing a thought-provoking horror experience.

The film will be shot entirely in the UK and Europe, utilizing the country's rural landscapes to enhance the eerie and isolated atmosphere of House No 8. The production team is dedicated to creating a visually compelling and emotionally intense horror film.

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OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G: Your All Day Entertainment Companion

Mumbai, 21st June, 2024: Earlier this week, OnePlus announced another power-packed entertainment-centric product, the OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G. OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G presents a distinctive design, introducing a fresh new look for 2024. 


The Nord CE4 Lite 5G comes equipped with a 50MP SONY LYTIA CAMERA featuring OIS, promising an all-around photography experience in the palm of the user's hand.


Additionally, designed for all-day entertainment, the OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G comes with OnePlus' biggest battery ever - a massive 5500 mAh Battery with handy reverse charging (wired). The OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G is powerful enough to charge headphones, accessories, or even another phone. Adding more power to the day, this new Nord device features 80W SUPERVOOC Fast Charging.


The Nord CE4 Lite 5G's AMOLED display, boasts a peak brightness of 2,100 nits, significantly enhances outdoor visibility. This feature ensures that users can comfortably read and watch content even in bright sunlight, eliminating the need to squint or seek shade for a better viewing experience.


As revealed earlier this week, the device will be offered in  a new colorway– Mega Blue, which stands out with its distinctive hue, drawing inspiration from the iconic video game character, Mega Man. 


Inspired by flagship specs and software, the OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G offers excellent battery life, vibrant display brightness, and superior camera quality. Get ready to enjoy OnePlus’ renowned fast and smooth performance, expanding the signature OnePlus ecosystem for more users. Join the OnePlus Nord Special Report - The OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G launch event at  7 PM on June 24.

To know more about the upcoming OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite 5G and to get notified on the latest updates on oneplus.in and Amazon.

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Jakson Green wins NTPC bid to Spearhead the World’s First Flue Gas CO2 to 4G Ethanol Project


·       The Project will produce 10TPD 4G Ethanol from flue gases

·       25 TPD carbon dioxide will be captured from the flue gases, reducing greenhouse gas emissions

·       3 TPD Green Hydrogen will be generated through 7.5 MW Electrolyser

New Delhi, 19 June 2024: – New Delhi, 19 June 2024: – Jakson Green, a leading new energy transition platform, has been awarded a critical role in India's ground-breaking project towards a greener future: establishing the world's first flue gas CO2 to 4G ethanol project for a power plant. as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) partner, Jakson Green will spearhead this project targeted for operation within two years. The Plant has been conceptualized & designed by NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance), the R&D arm of NTPC Limited.

Located in Lara, Chhattisgarh, this project will produce 10 tons per day (TPD) 4G Ethanol from flue gases, marks a major advancement in clean energy space. Using the latest Carbon capture technology by Veolia Carbon Clean, the plant will capture 25 TPD CO2 from the flue gases, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, 3 TPD Green Hydrogen will be generated through 7.5 MW Electrolyser. The captured CO2 and generated H2 are combined via advanced microbial fermentation technology from LanzaTech Inc., converting these inputs into 4G Ethanol.

Commenting on the significance of the project, Mr. Kannan Krishnan, Joint Managing Director of Jakson Green Private Limited said, “We take immense pride in continuing our longstanding relationship with NTPC to establish the landmark project. This partnership builds upon the success of our numerous joint projects, further solidifying our commitment to revolutionizing Power-to-X mission. Increasing the production of Ethanol is crucial to achieving India’s blending goals, strengthening energy security, and fostering a cleaner future. We are proud to be at the forefront of this transformative project, paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.

This ground-breaking project reinforces company's position as a frontrunner in the India’s green molecule space. With over 8,500 TPA of green hydrogen and its derivatives production capacity under development across six marquee Power-to-X projects, Jakson Green is uniquely positioned to spearhead India's clean energy transition and contribute to a sustainable future.

About Jakson Green:

Jakson Green, a new energy transition platform backed by India headquartered Infrastructure and Renewable major, Jakson Group, focusses on EPC, IPP, IHP and O&M of new energy assets spanning solar, utility-scale storage, waste-to-energy, fuel cell technologies, gasification-based projects, green hydrogen, and green ammonia projects. Promoted and led by Bikesh Ogra, a renewable sector veteran with over 10GW of experience across 26 countries, the firm has built up an impressive global presence in a short span since its inception and plans to deliver 15GW by 2030.

The firm has recently set up the electrolyser manufacturing unit, besides building and operating green hydrogen assets globally, in line with its vision of being a power-to-X player cumulatively producing over 0.5 million tons per annum of green hydrogen/ammonia by 2030.

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Kill becomes the first Hindi movie to release in over 1000 screens in North America



The recently released trailer for director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s Kill has received unanimous love and widespread appreciation from across borders. Movie enthusiasts continue to shower their praises for this one. The film, featuring newcomers Lakshya, Raghav Juyal and Tanya Maniktala in leading roles, is a high-octane action thriller shot in a moving train. 


In addition to the amazing response, the viewers also caught on to the film's intense violence. As it has been said, Kill marks one of the most violent film to emerge from India. We can expect adrenaline pumping experience with a splash of blood, at all times.  


Along with receiving acclaim for its trailer, Kill has achieved a significant milestone for Bollywood films by becoming the first Hindi movie to secure an estimated 1000+ screens across North America. This success is largely due to the buzz generated by its triumphs at numerous international festivals, the most recent being the Tribeca Film Festival, which has sparked considerable curiosity among audiences.


Kill narrates the story of a commando (Lakshya) who boards a train to reunite with his girlfriend (Maniktala) before her parents marry her to someone else. Leading to a turn of event when the train is hijacked by a group of goons, and he must fight to protect her. Produced by Dharma Productions and Sikhya Entertainment, Kill is set to hit theatres on July 5.

The recently released trailer for director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s Kill has received unanimous love and widespread appreciation from across borders. Movie enthusiasts continue to shower their praises for this one. The film, featuring newcomers Lakshya, Raghav Juyal and Tanya Maniktala in leading roles, is a high-octane action thriller shot in a moving train. 


In addition to the amazing response, the viewers also caught on to the film's intense violence. As it has been said, Kill marks one of the most violent film to emerge from India. We can expect adrenaline pumping experience with a splash of blood, at all times.  


Along with receiving acclaim for its trailer, Kill has achieved a significant milestone for Bollywood films by becoming the first Hindi movie to secure an estimated 1000+ screens across North America. This success is largely due to the buzz generated by its triumphs at numerous international festivals, the most recent being the Tribeca Film Festival, which has sparked considerable curiosity among audiences.


Kill narrates the story of a commando (Lakshya) who boards a train to reunite with his girlfriend (Maniktala) before her parents marry her to someone else. Leading to a turn of event when the train is hijacked by a group of goons, and he must fight to protect her. Produced by Dharma Productions and Sikhya Entertainment, Kill is set to hit theatres on July 5.

Bank of Baroda onboards Rising Indian Tennis Sensation Sumit Nagal as its Brand Endorser

In line with the Bank’s ethos to extend early support to Indian athletes helping them unlock their full potential

A role model for today’s youth, Sumit will help the Bank connect with GenNext 

Mumbai, June 20, 2024: Bank of Baroda (Bank), one of India’s leading public sector banks, today announced that the Bank has signed rising Indian tennis player Mr. Sumit Nagal as its brand endorser. The move is in alignment with the Bank’s long-standing philosophy to support emerging talented and ambitious Indian sportspersons as they endeavour to compete with the best on the world stage. 


Aged 26 years, Sumit Nagal will be strategically positioned by the Bank to target a younger demographic and a new generation of customers with a range of products specifically designed for this segment. 


The highest-ranked Indian singles tennis player currently, Sumit has jumped to a career-high singles ranking of World No. 71 on 17th June 2024, while securing a place in the Indian contingent for the Paris Olympics in the process. In January 2024, Sumit became the first Indian player in 35 years to defeat a seeded player in a Grand Slam men’s singles match at the Australian Open 2024.


Sumit joins a stellar line-up of Bank of Baroda endorsers that includes badminton star PV Sindhu and cricketing youth icon Shafali Verma. 


Commenting on the association, Shri Debadatta Chand, Managing Director & CEO, Bank of Baroda said, “Bank of Baroda has a rich legacy of partnering with and extending its support to some of India’s most promising sporting talent early on in their careers.  We are delighted to welcome Sumit Nagal to the Bank of Baroda family. Tennis is a global, highly competitive and demanding sport and this makes Sumit’s journey and what he’s aspiring to achieve all the more inspiring and extraordinary. The collaboration between Bank of Baroda and Sumit will also go a long way in promoting the sport in India and helping the Bank reach out to a younger audience.”


“Sumit’s commitment, perseverance, passion and authenticity are just some of the attributes that define him; values that Bank of Baroda holds dear as well. 2024 is already proving to be a breakthrough year for Sumit and over 80,000 Barodians are cheering for him as he strives to achieve his dreams and make the country proud,” added Shri Chand. 


Sumit Nagal said, “I am honoured and privileged to be associated with Bank of Baroda and would like to thank them for putting their confidence in me. Bank of Baroda is a leading, trusted Indian financial services institution that empowers the dreams and ambitions of millions and I eagerly look forward to this association.”


Born on 16th August 1997, Sumit started playing tennis at the age of 8. He won the 2015 Wimbledon boys doubles title. Sumit is the first Indian to reach a Grand Slam singles main draw in 3 years at the Australian Open 2024 and the first Indian ever to win 2 ATP Challenger singles titles in Europe. Recently, in April 2024, Sumit became the first Indian player in 49 years to qualify for the main draw of the Monte Carlo Masters tournament and the first Indian men’s player ever to win a Masters 1000 match on clay, defeating Matteo Arnaldi in the round of 64. 



About Bank of Baroda

Founded on 20th July, 1908 by Sir Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Bank of Baroda is one of the leading commercial banks in India. At 63.97% stake, it is majorly owned by the Government of India. The Bank serves its global customer base of ~165 million through over 70,000 touch points spread across 17 countries in five continents and through its various digital banking platforms, which provide all banking products and services in a seamless and hassle-free manner. The Bank’s vision matches the aspirations of its diverse clientele base and seeks to instil a sense of trust and security in all their dealings with the Bank.

· Visit us at www.bankofbaroda.in 

· Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bankofbaroda/

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· LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/bankofbaroda/


Salesforce India Launches Public Sector Division to Help Government Build Trusted Citizen Experiences

 





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Mumbai, June 19, 2024 — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the #1 CRM, today announced the launch of its Public Sector division in India to drive transformation, aimed at empowering government agencies and public sector organisations to transform citizen experiences with Salesforce technology.

 

Salesforce Public Sector Solutions are designed to help government agencies serve people faster with out-of-the-box apps designed for digital service delivery. Built leveraging the Salesforce Einstein 1 Platform, this allows government organisations to future proof their IT investment with citizen developer, AI, and automation tools, while helping to enhance their services’ agility, efficiency, and digital transformation. Salesforce also recently announced the launch of Public Sector Einstein 1 for Service, including CRM, trusted AI, and data capabilities to help government agencies automate administrative tasks and provide faster service to citizens. 

 

Salesforce Public Sector Solutions are available on a public cloud infrastructure, called Hyperforce, which is a next generation infrastructure architecture, built for the public cloud.  This enables customers to help meet their data residency, data control and security obligations. Fundamentally, Hyperforce is leveraging the power of public cloud infrastructure with a security-first culture, Zero Trust principles, and integration of enhanced privacy-centred standards. Salesforce’s product offerings enable government agencies and public sector organisations in India to succeed at scale.

 

Tableau and Einstein Analytics offer advanced data visualisation and AI-powered analytics. MuleSoft's integration solutions make it easy to integrate Salesforce with any cloud or on-premises system to transform the experience. Additionally, Slack makes work more productive and conversational with AI-powered summaries and data-triggered workflows. The Salesforce low code platform allows for creation of custom applications for unique needs. The AppExchange also offers a variety of pre-built apps specifically designed for government use.

 

Comments on the news

Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO & Chairperson,  Salesforce India, said, “Our focus on the public sector, comes at a time when cloud has become the underlying strength of digital transformation efforts, playing a pivotal role in paving the way for innovation and propelling India to become a $1 trillion digital economy by 2030. Artificial intelligence - both predictive and generative, machine learning, and application development based on trust will boost citizen experiences.”

 

Arun Kumar Parameswaran, Managing Director - Sales & Distribution, Salesforce India, said, Today, citizens expect better, faster service that’s tailored just for them across every platform they use. Building a 360 view of citizens to deliver services based on a unified data platform with trust at the core and deep industry expertise will unlock tremendous potential for government organisations. Generative AI could unlock a $1.75 trillion productivity opportunity annually across many functions and levels of government. I  believe Salesforce’s collaboration with government entities has the potential to significantly shape and redefine the experiences of Indian citizens. I am excited to be a part of this critical milestone for Salesforce in India and to scale it to new heights, modernising experiences and delivering unmatched value to the public sector.”

 

Salesforce India recently expanded its flagship Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Hyderabad, India, strengthening the region as a leading talent, knowledge, and global innovation hub for the company. Today, Salesforce has 11,000+ employees in India, across sites in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurugram, Pune, and Jaipur.

The company is enabling public sector organisations around the world to modernise government service, transform digital service delivery, achieve faster time to value, and improve mission success with AI, purpose-built solutions, and smart insights that help move the mission forward - all within a trusted cloud environment.

 

India continues to be a high-growth market for Salesforce. Leading Indian businesses across the financial services, manufacturing, retail and consumer goods, healthcare, automobile, travel, real estate, education and public sector are turning to Salesforce to help them create digital strategies that will increase productivity, drive efficiency, and revolutionise their interactions with customers in a new era of innovation where expectations for products and services are changing.

 

Salesforce’s growth in India is also supported by an extensive ecosystem of established strategic partners, start-ups, over two million Salesforce developers, and more users of Trailhead - the company’s free online learning platform - than any market outside the United States. It’s a unique, highly dynamic community facilitating new Salesforce solutions and opportunities within the region.