Monday, September 30, 2019

AI, Cyber Security & System Integrator, Datagami, announces the grand opening of its IT Education arm SMARTREE

 As India marches ahead with its Digital India program, leading System Integrator in the Artificial Intelligence (AI), ERP & Cyber Security space, DATAGAMI, contributed to the digital eco-system with the launch of its IT Education arm, SMARTREE at HDIL Kaledonia, in Mumbai.

Datagami is a new age digital technology, consulting and effective business process management service company. It helps the customers to align their business with new age digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Robotics Process Automation (RPA), and Blockchain.

SMARTREE was inaugurated in the presence of Chief Guests: Mr. Shubham Chatterji, SAS Education - B2B business, Ms. Archana Sampat, SAS Education - B2C business, SAS India; Ms. Chandana Mishra, Education Head, Tech Data; Mr. Dharmesh Rajput, Director, Tech Data; Mr. Hoshang Gotla, Education Co-ordinator, Hiranandani Group; Mr. Prakash, Owner, AcubeIT; Mr. Manjunath Kulkarni, Head of Sales, ATOS; Mr. Arun Goradia, Director, APG group; Mr. Tarun Anand, Director, UBS; Mr. Clarence D’souza, Director & CEO, CLANEL Corporate services Pvt Ltd; Mr. Kaushal B. Shah, Chief Marketing & Information Officer, Datagami; Mr. Akash Amal, Vice President, SICC. The gathering also included Education Department Heads, Professors, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Service Providers.

Speaking at the inauguration of SMARTREE, Mr. Kaushal B. Shah, Chief Marketing & Information Officer, Datagami, said, “At SMARTREE we have created state-of-the-art classrooms as per international standards, and covering all digital technology courses including SAS, IBM and Cyber Security courses. We want to bring the best of technology education face-to-face (F2F), moving away from the popular trend of online self-learning based education. With the F2F concept of education, we will have maximum 12 students of each batch, and our courses will be a combination of 60% Practical experience including live case study from Capstone, Australia and 40% Classroom learning. SMARTREE will bring best of the new age technology courses to the classroom.”

He further added, “Our aim for the next two years, is to expand our presence in major cities such as Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Raipur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Indore and Bhubaneswar. Initially, these are the eight major cities we are focusing on, to start our SMARTREE institutes.”

Mr. Ronak Patni, Partner, Datagami said, “With over 700 million internet users, and close to 200 million on-line shoppers by 2020, India is truly riding the e-highway. This kind of growth comes with its own set of challenges, with India already being among the top 5 countries to be affected by cyber-crime. Hence, we see the need to educate the existing and new users about cyber-security, and we are extremely pleased to package the Training Module with a 100% placement commitment.”

SMARTREE offers courses in collaboration with the world’s most respected Digital Technology companies like Statistical Analysis System (SAS), International Business Machine (IBM), EC-Council (The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants), Oracle, etc.

When we speak about artificial intelligence, we are actively working towards emotional intelligence, SMARTREE would also run soft-skills training sessions within its Meta Mind. Here, we introduce to you “Meta Mind or Meta Conscious Mind”, the science of 360 degree happiness. We run programs like “Happiness aligned leadership for corporates” and “Campus to corporate” programs.


SMARTREE’ is an education arm of ‘Datagami’. At SMARTREE we have created state-of-the-art classrooms as per international specifications. We wanted to bring the best of the technology education face to face moving away from growing online self-learning base education. Our F2F education concept we will comprise maximum 12 students of each enabling us to give personal attention to each and every person/student learning at the institute. Our courses will have 60% practical experience including live case study from Capstone, Australia and 40% classroom learning. SMARTREE will bring best of the new age technology courses to classroom. For more information please visit

8-year-old Nagavishal bags the best actor Award for a Tamil Movie KD at the 10th Jagran Film Festival

Tilottama Shome bags the best actress Award for the movie SIR at the 10th Jagran Film Festival

 The biggest names from the Indian film industry came under one roof for the 10th Jagran Film Festival 2019 Awards in Mumbai. And as expected, the event was everything you'd have expected it to be, and so much more.
 Actor Jitendra bagged the Award for Icon of Indian Cinema. The Award for the Best Director was shared by Aparna Sen for her film for Ghawyre Bayre Aaj (Bengali) & Rima Das for Bulbul Can Singh (Assamese).  Bhumi Pednekar walked away with Jagran Achievers Award and the Award for OTT Best Comedy Series was bagged by Little Films (S2).  OTT Best Actor Male was bagged by Pankaj Tripathi while Best Music Award went to Gully Boy and was received by Reema Kagti & Zoya Akhtar.  Aditya Dhar (URI) deservedly took home the Award for the Best Debutant Director.  Ketan Mehta presented the Award to Kasim Beig for his Special contribution to the cinematic art.
While presenting the award to 8 year old Nagavishal, Manoj Bajpai spoke about the wonderful thing Jagran is doing of taking the festival to remote areas and according to him this becomes a cosy and an elite affair to be recognized across regions.
The jury comprised of Farah Khan- established Indian film director and producer, Ketan Mehta-two-time National Award winner, Shobu Yarlagadda-Producer of the biggest blockbuster Indian movie- Baahubali, Diya Mirza-Actress, Nikkhil Advani - Film Producer, Director and Screenwriter & Sameer Saxena Writer, Director and Chief Content Officer and Head of The Viral Fever Originals.
 Mr Basant Rathore, Senior Vice President, Jagran Prakashan said, “Jagran Film Festival has gained immense popularity and each year it attempts to present a treat for cinema lovers by showcasing unique and popular movies during the show.   Jagran Film Festival also forms a platform for upcoming and budding artists to showcase insightful and thought-provoking films. I would like to thank the fantastic jury who has the enviable task of choosing the first amongst equals. With its 10th edition, the World’s largest travelling film festival complete a decade of incessantly carrying the ‘Cinematic Culture’ from metro cities to smaller cities of India thereby spreading and promoting the appreciation of the cinematic art at the grass root level.”
 The Jagran Film Festival kick started in Delhi on 18th July and traveled through Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Indore and Bhopal. The festival culminated with the 10th Jagran Film Festival Awards on September 29 in Mumbai.
Award Categories
Sr. No
Awards Category
Jagran Achievers Award
Bhumi Pednekar
OTT Best Comedy series
Little things (S2)
OTT Best Drama series
Made in heaven
OTT Best Actor- Female
Shefali Shah
OTT Best Actor-Male
Pankaj Tripathi
Best Music
Gully Boy
Debut Director
Aditya Dhar For URI
Best Writing
Gully Boy
Icon of Indian Cinema
Actor Jeetendra
Special contribution to the cinematic art
Kasim Beig
Best Short Film (Indian)
Binnu Ka Sapna
Best Short Film (International)
Dante Vs Mohammed Ali (Dutch)
Best Documentary
Widows of Vrindavan
Best Actor- Female
Sir (Hindi) - Tilottama Shome
Best Actor- Male
KD (Tamil) - Nagavishal
Best Director 1
Aparna Sen for Ghawyre Bayre Aaj (Bengali)
Best Director 2
Rima Das for Bulbul Can Singh (Assamese)
Best Foreign Feature Film
Holy Boom (Greek)
Best Film- Viewer’s choice
Chintu Ka Birthday
Best Indian Feature Film
Virus (Malayalam)

Lifestyle & Adventure comes to the Heart of Mumbai. Opens a new ISUZU Brand Showroom at Nariman Point

A perfect blend of lifestyle and adventure comes to the heart of Mumbai to satiate the pursuit of young and vibrant Mumbaikars. ISUZU, the manufacturer of world-renowned lifestyle & adventure pick-up – V-Cross and India’s leading speciality coffee company, Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, have come together to brew a sense of liberation from the monotony. Here is the ISUZU Brand Showroom, to be popularly known as ISUZU Café, set amidst the upscale South Mumbai neighbourhood of Nariman Point, offering a whole new experience of ‘ISUZU life’ in a café setting.

This brand showroom of ISUZU in South Mumbai, depicts the ‘celebration of a lifestyle’ that encapsulates travel, adventure & exploration woven into versatile machines like the V-Cross and mu-X. Internationally these vehicles have carved a niche for themselves, thanks to the sheer enthusiasm they offer with their versatility and performance. Located on the ground floor of the CR2 Mall in Nariman Point, this brand’s touch-point will connect with every age group - from young budding enthusiasts, businessmen who stands out or to a family which seek the best of both worlds. 

The ambience is relaxed, and easy-going. One can walk in to enjoy freshly brewed coffee made with the finest Arabica beans, sourced from single-estate farms across the country.  

The ISUZU Brand Showroom is a place for conversation and designed to rejuvenate those who need to break away from their routine. The café will permanently showcase the ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross and mu-X Sports Utility Vehicle and one can touch and feel these machines and can take a test drive too.  

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About Isuzu Motors (India)

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, was established in August 2012. Headquartered in Chennai, the company sells the popular ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross – India’s First Lifestyle and Adventure Pick-up and the ISUZU mu-X, premium 7-seater SUV in the personal vehicle segment and variants of ISUZU D-MAX pick-ups – S-CAB and Regular Cab, for the commercial segment. ISUZU vehicles are known for their reliability and performance around the world. Renowned the world-over, ISUZU vehicles are gaining huge significance in the Indian market as well, thanks to the ‘value proposition’ it offers the customers.

Isuzu Motors India manufactures these products at its new manufacturing plant in Sri City, spread over an area of 107 acres in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The company began its manufacturing operations in April 2016, with strong focus on quality and commitment to Indian market. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Isuzu Motors India is committed to providing products and services of the highest level of quality to ensure customer delight.

The company has dedicated dealer touch-points, conveniently located in 45 locations across the country. For more information on the company, and its products/services.

About Blue Tokai:

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters was launched in 2013 and sources, roasts and brews India’s best coffee. It works directly with 14 farms across the south of the country to source the highest quality Arabica beans which are roasted at their in-house roasteries and brewed across 26 cafes across the country.

Blue Tokai is India’s largest speciality coffee company having delivered more than 300,000 kgs of coffee to customers all across the country. They are committed to ensuring the highest quality brew in every single cup, and use industry-leading equipment and globally standardised processes to ensure every batch is perfectly profiled, roasted and cupped before being served to customers.  

Ninth International “NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT)” Conference in Mumbai

 SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting Science in India through research and education, organized the 9th annual ‘NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference’ in Mumbai from September 30th to October 2nd.

The three-day conference is showcasing speakers from multiple areas of biology and biology-enabling technologies, both from India and abroad.  This broad meeting covers advances in genomics technologies for basic and translational science and includes talks focused on wide areas of biology including human genetics, drug discovery, clinical medicine, biomarkers, diagnostics, animal, plant, agricultural and conservation Sciences.

“Over the past nine years NGBT has evolved to create a forum for researchers, students, clinicians, plant and animal scientists, and technology/biology companies from India and across the globe to meet, share and gain knowledge on advances in science and technologies.   The science of genomics is revolutionizing healthcare, drug discovery, plant and animal sciences.   Our conference is intended to bring these cutting-edge advances accessible to scientist and aspiring students in India.  The ultimate goal of Science is to help the well-being of all in society and our hope is for our conference to be a catalyst towards this goal” said Dr. Sekar Seshagiri, NGBT Conference Chair and President, SGRF.

The conference is an annual platform that focuses on aiding and encouraging scientific research in India and South Asia and is attended by many industry leaders from across the world.

“We recently treated a lung cancer patient with the right drug based on her tumor mutation that resolved her lung cancer and improved her quality of life.  Genomics enabled precision medicine is changing cancer treatment by matching patients with the right drugs” said Dr Kumar Prabhash, Prof., Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

“I am pleased that the NGBT initiative has enabled scholars, thinkers and thought leaders from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. Scientific developments in the genomics space is going to radically change many areas including agricultural sciences. It will positively impact our farmers and their well-being” said Dr. K. K. Narayanan, Founder and former CEO of Metahelix, India.

The conference features scientific leaders from ACTREC, Tata Memorial Hospital, TIFR, IISER, IISc, NIBMG, NCBS, IIT, AIIMS, TNAU, KAU, SRMC, CCMB,  BGI, Johns Hopkins University, UCSF, Uni, of Frankfurt, the institute of Cancer Research UK, Uni of Toronto, Uni of Montreal, Goethe University, CMC-Vellore, Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital, Tata Rallis, Genentech, 10x Genomics, Nanostring, PacBio, Oxford Nanopoere, MedGenome, AgriGenome, Nature, QIMR Berghofer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and other leading organizations from across the world.

SGRF also announced over 100 “meeting scholarships” to support student participation at the NGBT meeting.  The highly competitive meeting scholarships were awarded based on abstracts submitted for the NGBT conference presentation. “We are grateful for the support from prestigious journals such as Nature, Cell and Science, for their support for student poster prizes” said Dr Krishna Rajalingam, Professor, Univ of Frankfurt and co-chair of the NGBT meeting.

About SGRF   
The SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF) is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting science in India through research and education. The foundation is also committed to creating platforms for scientific exchange and education by organizing high content scientific conferences, seminars and workshops primarily in India and Asia through SGRF Conferences, the educational arm of SGRF. To inspire and promote the next generation of scientists, SGRF supports talented young students and researchers by providing fellowships, grants and travel awards.

Gionee Announces Big Celebrations with the Latest Range of GBuddy Accessories

Exclusive Range available at attractive prices during Festive Season Sales

 To add to the customer zeal during the upcoming festive season, vibrant lifestyle smartphone brand Gionee India today announced attractive offers on its latest GBuddy range of accessories to celebrate this festive season. As a part of the offering, the newly launched GBuddy accessories will be available at attractive prices during the Festival sales being organised by leading e-commerce portals.  The trendy accessories from Gionee will now be available at attractive prices during the offer period.

Commenting on the festive offering, Pardeep Jain, Managing Director said, “This is that time of the year when everyone is in a celebratory mode and are looking forward to buying the best of products as per their aspirations and lifestyle. The GBuddy Range of accessories is a perfect match to the new millennials and their smart mobility choices. We at Gionee are committed to delight our consumers by innovative offerings at attractive price points.”

The range of trendy accessories available from GBuddy would include - 

  1. Wirelessly Stylish Headphones: Ultra-light headphones with comfortable ear muffs, these have a 20-hour play time, making it a perfect travel buddy. The headphones possess 300mAh Li- Polymer battery and 300hrs standby time  
  2. Sporty wireless Neckbands: An attractive range featuring upto 9 hours of battery life, these neckbands have super-dynamic sound and bass
  3. Earphones: A wide-range of earphones designed with aluminium sound chamber, HD Dynamic sound and super bass; the range will surely blow your mind with the jam-packed features
  4. Power Banks: Lithium polymer battery power banks with fast charging, the GBuddy range of power banks have protective circuitry and premium texture finish. Available in black, grey and white colour and in a range of output 5.0V -- 3.0A and input 5.0V -- 3.0A power.

Gionee India:

Gionee established its operations in India in 2013 and is headquartered in New Delhi. Over a period of 5 years, having expanded its product offering across mobile & smart accessories. All Gionee devices selling in India are manufactured locally. The company has a presence in over 42,000 retail outlets across India with 480 service stations. The India operations of Gionee are a part of the Jaina Group, a well-known business conglomerate with interests in telecom, consumer durables and electronics that has earned the trust of hundreds of millions of consumers over its 10 years of operation. Jaina Group’s market leadership in the segment will further create inroads for expansion of Gionee’s product portfolio of mobile and smart accessories in India.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

World Tourism Day: Enhancing Tourist Experience in India through Infrastructure Development and Environmental Sustainability

~JICA promotes improvement in the sector with Japan’s expertize ~

India ranks 34th amongst 140 countries as per The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 published by the World Economic Forum[1]. It is the highest-ranked South Asian country but with its rich heritage and distinct culture it has capability of featuring in top 20 countries in the future. To achieve such result, improvements in areas such as tourist experience driven by service infrastructure and environmental sustainability are required. JICA aims at contributing towards tourist’s overall experience and services in India to promote the sector, along with robust social and economic growth.
For development and enhancement of better tourism services, JICA has worked on Uttar Pradesh Buddhist Circuit Development Project, Ajanta-Ellora Conservation and Tourism Development Project and Varanasi International Cooperation and Convention Centre.
Uttar Pradesh Buddhist Circuit Development Project which was executed in early 90’s, aimed to promote tourism development in the Buddhist Circuit in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The project developed basic infrastructure, including roads, power supplies, water supplies and drainage systems, visitor centers where tourism information is provided, local products are sold, and tourists can take rest. It implemented programs designed to protect ruins and promote tourism, thereby contributing to regional development and poverty reduction. The project includes development of Buddhist centres situated at Sarnath, Kushi Nagar, Kapila Vastu, Sravasti, Sankisa in Uttar Pradesh, and Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Vaishali in Bihar.

Ajanta-Ellora caves are the finest surviving art of ancient Indian art. JICA is focused on preserving such art through monument conservation and infrastructure development. With an ODA loan of 3,745 million Japanese yen (approximately INR 230 Crore, JICA has implemented project with  Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Government of India (GOI), Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Airport Authority of India (AAI).

Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just like Khangchendzonga National Park which comes under the biodiversity component of JICA-supported Sikkim Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management Project. JICA has supported the project in Sikkim since 2010 and will continue to support it to protect the nature and the value in Sikkim for its future generations.
JICA is also supporting "The Project for Construction of the International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi" which was mentioned in the Japan-India Joint Statement in November 2016 where Prime Minister Modi had appreciated Japan's efforts to support the construction of the Convention Centre in Varanasi and recognized its symbolic importance as a sign of strengthening bilateral ties. JICA signed a Grant Agreement in 2017, with the Government of India to provide grant aid of up to 2,240 million yen (approximately INR 130 Crore) for the project.

VCC is a sophisticated convention centre, the facilities of which is aimed at nurturing cultural and social exchanges and knowledge sharing amongst various domestic and international participants. It is expected not only to enhance the stature of Varanasi but also add even more heritage to the world’s oldest city.

Speaking on the occasion of World Tourism Day, Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, JICA India, said, “India is a diverse destination for tourism experience, we are aligned with the Government’s initiatives to enhance tourism within the country. JICA is making continuous efforts to boost domestic tourism and to attract international tourism in India. Our projects work towards boosting tourist service infrastructure and environmental sustainability in the country by imbibing best tourism practices from Japan.”
The holistic tourism experience involves ensuring safer and faster mobility, cleanliness, tourism services and infrastructure development.  In this regard, JICA is contributing towards the metro projects in six cities increasing end to end solution of transportation. It is also closely working with Swachh Bharat Mission through its project Yamuna Action Plan Project and Ganga Action Plan Project in terms of reduction of pollution load in the rivers, increasing the aesthetics of the area and providing better experience to local population and foreign tourists.
JICA’s efforts towards India’s tourism sector have garnered national as well as international appreciation, accrediting Japan’s best practices to promote tourism attractiveness and competitiveness in India.

About JICA
Established by a specific law as an incorporated administrative institution under the Government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to promote international cooperation as the sole Japanese governmental agency in charge of ODA implementation. JICA is the world's largest bilateral donor agency. JICA works as a bridge between Japan and emerging countries, and provides assistance in the form of loans, grants and technical cooperation, so that the emerging countries can strengthen their capabilities.
JICA India Office Web:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Quick recap of Day 1 at 10th Jagran Film Festival Mumbai

~ Festival showcased 5 India and World premieres in its Mumbai edition
  The 10th Jagran Film Festival, a four-day celebration of cinema was commenced at Cinepolis, Fun Republic today. Notable film personalities like Rahul Bose, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Divyendu Sharma, Radhika Apte and Kalki Koechlin and renowned film critic Rajeev Masand along with other dignitaries also attended the festival.
The first day of the film festival started with film critics and personalities discussing “The Future of Cinema” at the Cinema Summit sessions. The first session began with Aneez Bazmee sharing his views, followed by the second session with Rahul Dholakia and Ritesh Sadhwani and lastly the third session by Nitesh Tiwari and Sajid Nadiadwala. All the panel discussions were moderated by Rajeev Masand.

World Premiere of Ghawre Bairey Aaj”, directed by Aparna Sen, was screened as the Opening Film of the 10th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai. The Festival showcased several World and India premier, feature films, short movies/documentaries on the first day.
Ø  4 World/India premiere movies & Documentary: Ghawre Bairey Aaj (World Premier), Shit One Carries (Indian Premier), Breast and House (India Premier), T for Taj Mahal (India Premier) and Jhalki (India Premier)
Ø  Feature films: Mr. India (Indian Retrospective of Anil Kapoor)
Ø  Short films/documentaries: Widows of Vrindavan and Hasina
Ø  Marathi movies: Zollywood and Mardaani Mavla
Ø  Other reginal movies: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur (Punjabi), Virus (Malayalam), Bultir Result (Bengali)

The Jagran Film Festival kick started in Delhi on 18th July and traveled through Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Indore and Bhopal. The festival will culminate on September 29 in Mumbai.
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Clensta- India’s first waterless technology-based company; in discussion with KokilaBen Hospital, Seven Hill, Tata Memorial Hospital, PD Hinduja and more.

 Clensta International plans to flourish their growth to Mumbai with the prospects to introduce Waterless technology in the healthcare segment. After the successful expansion in cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Punjab and more, the company also flourished their augmentation in Mumbai with the following leading names like Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Seven Hill, Sir HN Hospital and more where the product will be inducted in the coming months. Company’s large orientation of pharmaceutical distribution is lead by Skites Pharma Group (Maharashtra). The team is also in active conversation with Breach Candy Hospital, one of the leading chains of hospitals in Mumbai.

Clensta is making the futuristic approach of bathing without water possible with the benefits of fighting germs and bacteria. The product not only removes dirt, oil, and grease completely but also provide a shining and moisturizing look to the hair and body using the emollient properties. Clensta offers a unique range of products including Waterless Body Bath and Shampoo with an eye on new innovations to be laid on Waterless Toothpaste, Mosquito Repellent body bath and Pigeon repellent for health maintenance with preventive anti-microbial formulation.  
“Various health diseases make it difficult for a patient to maintain regular water contact. Clensta actively works on the idea of personal hygiene to eradicate the building up of infections and bacteria on the body. Unhealthy bathing techniques increase the risk of harmful diseases. In such a situation waterless products provide a healthy sanitary idea for patients in severe conditions. Clensta aims at developing environment-compassionate products that can be an enabler for a healthy hygienic world” shared Dr Puneet Gupta, Founder of Clensta.
Clensta is actively initiating the use of waterless products to educate and provide complete hygiene in remote areas of India. One bottle of Clensta shampoo saves 350 liters of water and has already achieved milestones by saving nearly 6 million liters of water through its “Waterless technology” based product