Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Resort Hotel Felicitates Class IV Municipal Corporation Staff

Thanksgiving Week took on an entirely new meaning at the Resort Hotel, Mumbai. The management of the hotel decided to recognise and appreciate the work of the cleaners of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).Logo

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During the Covid period, while the rest of the hotel staff and management — and indeed, the entire citizenry — were confined in their rooms, these frontline workers were on the roads, keeping the city clean while at the same time having to protect themselves from the virus. They had to brush aside concerns about their own families and children as they were required to focus on maintaining the hygiene of the city. Ironically, they were unable to oversee the hygiene in their own homes during this period.


The hotel organised hi-tea for the workers and followed it up by a free medical check-up for all of them. This included eye check-up, ECG, complete blood profiling, and consultation with a medical doctor.


Speaking about the event, General Manager Mr Satyajit Kotwal said, "When we talk about basic rights, the working classes do not enjoy the respect which is enjoyed by the business classes or other white collared people. Dignity of Labour is a concept preached but not practiced by the affluent class. It is very clear that manual labour is extremely important and necessary for the smooth functioning of society. Giving this class the respect and dignity that are due to them is very essential."


A BMC staff member declared, "This is the first time somebody has recognized that we too are human with the same concerns that others have. Normally we are taken for granted and blamed when things don't go well. We thank the Resort for creating awareness about the importance of the work we do."


The Resort hit upon the idea of using the period around the American Thanksgiving to express thanks and honour the staff of the Municipal Corporation. Each one of them was thanked individually.


This initiative of The Resort can be compared to the pioneering efforts of the first pilgrims who paved the way for the creation of a great nation. It has given a whole new meaning to dignity of labour, elevating Mumbai 's social ranking among the great cities of the world.



Bid Adieu to the winter blues with Crompton’s New Solarium Qube Plus Water Heater that helps you get the Perfect Hot Water

01 December, 2021, Mumbai: Winters have arrived with an extra dose of focus on health and hygiene. As we move from cold showers to warm relaxing ones, there is no better elixir than having your temperature at the optimum level to help you power through the day or unwind at the end of the day with Perfect Hot Water. With humane innovations, state-of-the-art product features and a legacy of superior-performance for over 75 years, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd., India’s most preferred brand of quality, trust and modern-day technology has launched the new Solarium Qube Plus Water Heater. From their highly rated and appreciated Solarium range, the new water heater comes with a superior heating performance that offer precision heating, smart energy management and a contemporary digital display to help us get the Perfect Hot Water!


We all face the hot-water dilemma every morning or evening to make sure it’s not too cold or not too warm for our bath. In fact, research has shown that 44° Celsius is considered to be the optimum temperature for the perfect hot-water bath on winter days. Recent innovations have led to Precision Heating Technology that can be a vital aspect in water heaters especially during winters to facilitate a temperature-controlled bathing experience where we can pre-set the temperature digitally instead of manually checking the water from time-to -time. Bringing you comfort and convenience to your everyday life, Crompton’s all-new Solarium Qube Plus is the apt solution to your perfect hot water blues. With its smart LED temperature display, precision hot-water technology and not having to worry about electricity bills with its Energy saving Insitu PUF, this latest innovation is the absolute go-to winter essential for a relaxing shower.


Bid adieu to the old-age methods of waiting to get your water heated, constantly checking it manually to get the perfect hot-water. Baths in the cold winter months are no longer a concern as Crompton Solarium Qube Plus brings you comfort, convenience and perfection in one go. Given below are some of the additional features of the product that make it the go-to water heater:


-          Precision Heating Technology is the ideal tool to enjoy a temperature-controlled bathing experience. One can pre-set the temperature to the desired degree with digital control and get the perfect hot water.

-          Advanced 3-level safety that keeps all parameters in check for protection against electric shocks and auto-off function in case of malfunction.

-          Smart Digital Display that shows the actual temperature of the water along with LEDs that transition from blue to orange indicating the switch from cold to hot water.

-          Smart Shield Corrosion Protection, a magnesium anode rod that works in different Water Conditions, protects the tank and heating element from corrosion and scaling thus increasing the lifespan of the water heater

-          Nano Poly Bond Technology, an excellent corrosion resistance ensured by polymer technology & oxidation resistance even in high temperature and pressure

-          Powerful Heating Element for fast water heating of up to 45°C in 10 minutes and retains heat for longer period of time

-          Triple Shield Protection wherein the glass line coated tank, magnesium anode, and blue glass lined incoloy element protects the water heater from corrosion oxidation and scaling thus giving a longer life.

-          5-Star Rated Energy Efficient, with a high Grade Eco- friendly PUF insulation that ensures high heat retention thus reducing your electricity bills

-          Warranty includes a 7-year warranty for its tank while it has a 2-year warranty for its element and product.


Inspired by the latest designs and a Smart Digital Display, this modern-day water heater from Crompton also has free installation and free pipes thereby, providing a comforting and hassle-free service to your doorstep.


Speaking about the latest innovation, Mr. Sachin Phartiyal, Vice President, Appliance Business - Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. said, “At Crompton, we are always working towards meaningful innovations that can add value to our consumers on a daily basis. As we approach winters, the water heater has been a home appliance used by all members of the Indian household at various times now more so than ever. We wanted to drive change with our modern-day technology and digitization of the traditional water-heater thereby making it way more convenient and hassle-free for all generations. Our aim is to continue building on our products and the Solarium Qube Plus is one remarkable result of improvising, innovating and acting upon consumer insights. We hope the winters are more comfortable and healthier with the new-age water heater helping our consumers get the perfect hot water without a doubt!”


The range comes in capacities of 15L with a price at MRP 14000 & 25L with a price at MRP 16200. It is available across markets in India as well as ecommerce.


About Crompton:

With a brand legacy of 75+ years, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. is India’s market leader in the category of fans and residential pumps. Over the years, the organization has continuously strived to produce a range of innovative products that cater to the modern consumer including superior quality and high-performance water heaters, anti-dust fans, antibacterial LED bulbs and a range of other categories like air coolers, food processors like mixer grinders, electric kettles and garment care like irons. The company has further invested in brand and innovation to not only better understand and meet consumer needs, but to also help drive energy efficiency. The consumer business also has a well-established and organized distribution network driven by a strong dealer base across the country offering a wide service network and robust after sales service to its customers.


Having consistently worked towards the development of energy efficient products, the company bagged two prestigious National Energy Consumer Awards (NECA) for the Most Energy Efficient Appliances of the Year 2019 organized by the Bureau of Energy efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power - one for Ceiling Fans for its HS plus model and the other one in the LED Bulb category for its 9 Watt LED bulb. The company has also been featured in Brand Top 75 most valuable Indian brands list for 2020 released by WPP and Kantar. Furthermore, Crompton was also recognized as the Brand of the Decade 2021 by Herald Global and BARC Asia in the Consumer Electrical category.


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Bank of Baroda flags-off ‘Green Ride - Ek Pehal Swachh Hawa ki Aur’ with fitness icon Milind Soman


Mumbai, December 1, 2021: Bank of Baroda today announced the launch of Green Ride - Ek Pehal Swachh Hawa ki Aur’ initiative with super-model and fitness enthusiast, Milind Soman; powered by GAIL India. Under this initiative, Milind Soman will embark on a 10-day long journey by riding a bicycle and driving an eco-friendly electric vehicle mapping through Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana before reaching Delhi.


The Green Ride is being organized to spread awareness on importance of cleaner air and encourage people to adopt sustainable modes of transport. The Green Ride will be flagged off from Mumbai on 3rd December and conclude at Delhi on 13th December, 2021. Enroute, he would visit Bank of Baroda branches at Godhra, Baroda, Udaipur and Jaipur.


During his tour Milind Soman would interact with Bank’s employees and his fans to educate them about his user experience of bob World app for all his travel booking and shopping needs on-the-go. He would also highlight the importance of sustainable living such as the use of energy efficient transportation to ensure clean air for all living beings.


On this collaboration, Shri. Sanjiv Chadha, MD & CEO, Bank of Baroda said, “Sustainability is key to a strong nation and Bank of Baroda strongly supports the ideologies of a sustainable living and safeguarding the environment. Our association with ‘Green Ride - Ek Pehal Swachh Hawa ki Aur’ initiative spearheaded by India’s most popular fitness enthusiast, Milind Soman, is an effort to promote awareness and call for action among young Indians resulting in broader social impact.”


Milind Soman said, “The GREEN RIDE is an effort to promote healthier modes of transportation. It is an ode to the air that we breathe, every living moment of our lives. It is my attempt to make us all more aware and conscious of the ill-effects of air that is polluted by our own actions. I hope this initiative makes people stop to think each time they pick up their car keys to drive small distances, or switch on gensets during power-failures, or burst crackers at celebrations. We all want progress and development. But not at the cost of depriving future generations of the beautiful world we have known. Let us celebrate our many technological achievements. Let us celebrate progress and development. But let us first celebrate the clean, wonderful air we breathe, and do all we can to preserve it”.


A Kaviraj, Executive Director (Marketing – Shipping & international LNG, GAIL) said

 “As a responsible corporate, GAIL (India) Ltd continues to play an important role in transitioning India’s energy landscape with cleaner fuels like Natural Gas, Renewables, Green hydrogen and other clean energies to strive for a greener and cleaner tomorrow.”


Viraj Bahl, Founder & MD- Veeba & Earthmade Organix, said, “At Earthmade Organix,  working towards a cleaner and sustainable environment comes naturally to us - an organic way of living. We make an honest attempt to design products that are credible, responsibly sourced, and certified organic. Hence, we are proud to associate with a fitness icon like Milind Soman who represents sustainability through his lifestyle and food choices. With the Green Ride, we want to further our cause towards a cleaner living.”


Bharat Kalia, Co-Founder, Lifelong Online Retail Pvt. Ltd., said, “Milind continues to inspire everyone! Lifelong Online along with Milind are trying to create a movement that makes fitness mainstream. The multi-city cycling trail is a seamless fit for the whole movement. Fight lazy is simply about starting in the right direction and pushing yourself to be the fitter you.”


Mr. Rajendra Singh, Managing Director VRS Foods Limited said “Milind’s fuel has been Ghee with khichdi for many years. Paras ghee supports healthy heart, strong bones & muscles which gives him this health & fitness. We are delighted to partner with him on this journey of endurance, strength & stamina.”


About Bank of Baroda:

Founded on 20th July, 1908 by Sir Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Bank of Baroda is one of the leading commercial Bank in India. At 63.97% stake it’s majorly owned by Govt of India. Bank serves its global customer base of over 140 Mn through over 46,000 touchpoints spread across 19 countries in 5 continent. Through Its state of the art digital banking platforms it provides all the banking products and services in a seamless and hassle-free way. Recently launched bob World mobile app provides customers with saving, investing, borrowing and shopping experience, all under one single app. The app also serves non customers by enabling account opening through video KYC. Bringing about a vision that matches the diverse clientele base and to instill a sense of the trust and security has been the paramount factor for Bank of Baroda. Its moving well in that direction and bob World has been a testimony for its roadmap towards Digital Transformation.


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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.  

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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.



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 for more information.