Saturday, May 30, 2020

Fresh Produce from JustMyRoots now available in Mumbai


Mumbai, the business capital of India and the heart of Bollywood now has a new option for Fresh food, which is anecessity for a healthy diet. However, due to COVID-19 Pandemic it is becoming a challenge to get the best produce for our daily consumption in this great city.

JustMyRoots solves this dilemma by making the fresh vegetarian and non-vegetarian produce available at your doorstep in Mumbai. Able bodied people can still go out and get their essentials from the closest store, but the produce
available on sale is either too expensive or stale and not worth buying. 

JustMyRoots introduces a service which enables one to get access to fresh products such as fish and meats, from reputable vendors in the market who follow the safety norms. Finding the products people are looking for and crossing multiple road barriers to get the essentials to the people.

Mr.SamiranSengupta CEO & Founder of JustMyRoots says “We deliver products to the elderly and others, so that they could stay at home and stay safe. We try to reach out to as many as possible and ensure that they do not remain hungry just because they could not leave their home.”

JustMyRootsalso has formed a business partnership with the Adani Wilmar group. Now people can have access to the best of oils and pulses from Fortune brands at a very pocket friendly price.

In this new era, online food business is emerging and reaching out for new milestones. Many companies have opted for a digital platform to showcase their services. To place an order you can download the app ‘JustMyRoots’ from Playstore or Appstore, or reach them on +91-9831644600 and check out their latest deals onhttps://justmyroots.com/. They could be followed on twitter and facebook, for the best offers from them.

About JustMyRoots.com
JustMyRoots(JMR) are pioneers in Interstate Perishable Food Delivery connecting people back to their roots. When people move from their own city to a new place, it gets difficult to accept the new culture and its taste. For all of them who miss their home and hometown, Justmyroots.com will deliver you the essence of your culture, love from home, and the nostalgia of your hometown, all packed in delicious food and more!

JMR is now delivering food from the local markets and the fresh products are delivered at your doorstep.
This group is steered by very senior executives from Fortune 500 FMCG & Retail with more than 100 years of combined experience. They have a PAN India presence across cities like Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.

You can also visit https://justmyroots.com/or download their app ‘justmyroots’ from play store or App store.

Trishla Group Of Companies, a leader in event planning in India


With the opening up of lockdown in most parts of the country, event planning is going to be back in the forefront.

Since its inception, Trishla Group has started a revolution in areas like events, studios, security management, tent house, catering services, Digital Marketing, production, consultancy, real estate associates, tour & travel, import & export, trading And many more…

With a well-planned and visionary strategy, the Group has built up a prosperous reputation and carved a place of pride globally.

“Events are the slides which live in our mind forever. Pictures, cuisine, interior and service are the things which win the souls when you visit astonishing places in a gathering.” says Mridul Singhal, CEO and Founder of Trishla Group Of Companies.
Since its inception in 2013, TGC is known for giving most high-grade parties, birthday celebrations, meetings, engagement to marriage functions.

Mridul Singhal’s TGC team specializes in providing extraordinary time to their clients who wish to organise events at their place. They are known for giving the best service in this business. With their stunning preparation, they are able to provide a striking environment which raises the excitement level of attendees before and after the event.
TGC team has organized many extraordinary events, placing them in one of India’s best event management company, and now they are heading towards other countries too.

“We, at TGC, work with passion and we aim to make every celebration the most memorable time for our clients.” says Mridul Singhal. The relentless work has made them a trustworthy event management and wedding planner company in India. TGC is working into many fields like events, studios, security management, tent house, catering services, Digital Marketing, Production, consultancy, Real estate associates, tour and travels, Import and export, trading and many other things. TGC is a team of champions which are giving outstanding work in various fields.

Till now, TGC has worked with more than 550 clients and finished more than 450 projects till now in India and globally. TGC has already carved its name as one of the best event management companies in India & now is even making name globally. TGC works day & night with a team of trained professionals to make your celebrations the best without any loopholes & help in creating memories for you. This is an events management & wedding Planner Company that strives to make your dreams a reality.

Whether it is themed or personalized weddings or any other wedding functions, they provide you with all the services including the planning, organizing & management at the most pocket-friendly rates. Right from the beginning till the end, they help you make your occasions are grand event with their experienced & trained professionals.

Catering to the wedding services you need they offer a variety of them including décor planning & execution, event flow management, guests’ management, food and beverage management, services from vendors, decor planning and execution, entertainment design and choreography & transport and logistics. They also offer services like providing wedding stationery, styling, on-site support staff & a personal shopper, event rentals & a list of other things as well. TGC is pro at planning diverse types of events its clients.

Today, the company has spread its wings in several industries & is creating a revolution is many verticals like events, studios, security management, tent house, catering services, digital marketing, production, consultancy, real estate associates, tour & travel, import & export, trading & many other areas. If you check their success story on their website (http://trishlagroup.com/), you will find why they are the no.1 in creating stronger bonds with clients by serving them in the best possible manner. TGC is a strong family consisting of a robust team that has worked for 538 clients & dipped their hands on 440 projects till now. And, most importantly, have turned each of their projects into a grand success.

For more details visit http://www.trishlagroup.com

Friday, May 29, 2020

Gear up for a wild magical carpet ride with the mystical live action adaptation of Disney’s iconic Aladdin

~Aladdin will premiere on Star Movies on 31 st May 2020 at 12 pm and 9 pm.~


28 th May 2020: Once upon a time in a kingdom far away, there was a golden lamp, which when rubbed released a magnificent genie… and the rest, as they say, is history. ‘Aladdin’, the beloved classic, and its spellbinding journey is returning with a fun new twist, in the live action adaptation of Disney’s popular animated musical.

The stellar star-cast, Will Smith, Mena Massaoud and Naomi Scott turn on the charm, grace and enthusiasm for this action-packed, exhilarating and visually compelling joy ride. Get ready to experience the magic and enchantment of ‘Aladdin’, through the live action adaption of the Disney extravaganza, premiering on Star Movies, this Sunday. Relive this ‘Whole New World’, with a complex storyline, beautiful melodious renditions of the iconic tracks, ornate settings and breathtakingly exuberant visuals.

Upon being asked about his experience playing the Genie and honoring the late great actor Robin Williams, actor Will Smith stated “It was much more… it was terrifying! Robin Williams did just an absolutely brilliant, memorable and nostalgic job in his film. So, for me when I am looking at a role and especially something that has historic and nostalgic value, what I am asking myself is ‘is there any meat left on the bone?’ ‘What is it that I would add to the role’ and one of the major aspects was going from animation to live action. So, the idea was like okay live action that is going to be different and the idea of being able to modernize, to be able to pay homage to the original character, to be able to honour Robin while at the same time getting a new voice to modernize the Genie. I saw there was a potential for absolute tragedy but there was a potential to be able to create something that did both of those things!”

Experience the delight of Agrabah for the first time on television this Sunday, 12 PM and 9 PM, only on Star Movies.

IIM Sambalpur introduces its official logo


~Draws inspiration from the institute’s three core values and celebrates the Sambalpuri heritage~

29th May 2020, Sambalpur, IIM Sambalpur, one of the most promising and dynamic management institutions among the third generation IIMs of the country has recently unveiled its official logo. The newly introduced logo reflects the three core values the institute stands upon. It embraces and celebrates the institute’s Sambalpuri heritage. It establishes the fundamental beliefs that IIM Sambalpur aims to inculcate in its students. IIM Sambalpur as a new age IIM of the country intends to carve a niche path for itself that echoes in the logo.

Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur further adds, “We are extremely delighted to present our official logo to the world. The logo is the perfect representation of every ideal and principle the institute has been built on. The logo is a bold graphic depiction of the three core values of the institute — innovation, integrity and inclusiveness which is also portrayed by the three white squares. These ideals also resonate in the Sanskrit sloka — नवसर्जनम् शुचिता समावेशत्वम् . We are hopeful that the logo will help in concreting the identity of the institute further and will soon become synonymous with its name.”
IIM Sambalpur has always taken pride in its legacy. This becomes evident in the logo as well which derives inspiration from the renowned Sambalpuri woven ikat motifs. Ikat which has been called "poetry on the loom" forms the main pattern of the logo. The overlapping forms in the centre of the logo represents the local context and ethos of rigour, rootedness and humanity. The individual square elements made from three equal lines represent the three stakeholders — the institute, the industry and the society. The geometric symbol evokes a sense of openness and innovative leadership.
The logotype set in bold font, centrally aligned, reflects stability. The deep blue colour reiterates the institute’s blue ocean strategy that focuses on exploring the unknown through incubation and entrepreneurship. The logo has been conceptualised and ideated by Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal and has been transformed into reality by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

About Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur:
Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur (IIM-S) is one of the most promising and dynamic management institutions among the new generation IIMs of the country located in Sambalpur, Odisha, India. IIM Sambalpur was established by MHRD, GOI in 2015 and was declared as an Institute of National Importance as per the IIM 2017 Act. The Institute is already taking positive steps since its inception as a place for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Experiential Learning. Located amidst hills and rivers surrounded by large number of big manufacturing industry, IIM-S currently offers full time Master in Business Administration (MBA) and PhD programs and more courses to be added in near future. The Institute outscores all other IIM’s in terms of its gender diversity and its unique experiential learning pedagogy called “Flipped Classroom”.

Medica Group of Hospitals lays the foundation for a Healthy Future during COVID-19

~ A virtual session on how they radically transformed the healthcare system to treat COVID and Non COVID patients ~


Key Highlights:
Ø 100 COVID beds allotted in Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata
Ø 230 Non COVID beds in Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata
Ø 123 COVID positive patients have been treated in Medica, Kolkata and 170 COVID positive patients in Odisha
Ø 150 tests per day in Medica, Kolkata
Ø 64 patients have been discharged from Medica Hospital, Kolkata and 87 patients in Odisha

Kolkata, 29th May: Medica Group of Hospitals, the largest private hospital chain in Eastern India, hosted its first COVID-19 virtual discourse, highlighting, the subject - “Adopt the new normal - Let's work together and build a safe and healthy future”Dr Alok Roy, Chairman of Medica Group of Hospitals and Chair -FICCI Health Services Committee enlightened viewers on how private hospitals should prepare to treat both COVID as well as non COVID patients. Sharing their experiences, the COVID Warriors, doctors, who have been front liners, were other panelists, Dr. Tanmay Banerjee, who spoke about ‘Defining COVID, Challenges and Outcome’, Dr. Amitabha Saha, made a ‘Clinical presentation on Triaging and Imaging’, Dr. Aviral Roy, highlighted the ‘Management and Myths surrounding COVID-19’ on behalf of the Medica Kolkata Critical Care team and Dr. Prashanta Behera, Head of Critical Care medicine from Tata Steel Medica Hospital at Kalinganagar, Odisha, shared his experience of handling positive patients successfully..

The hour-long session took the viewers through clinically oriented topics ranging from defining the disease to the technicalities of managing COVID positive patients. On this virtual session, Dr. Alok Roy shared Medica’s overall journey in dealing with the current pandemic crisis. He stated, “We are treating COVID patients in six of our hospitals. Over 630 COVID positive patients have passed through our three hospitals in Kolkata, Kalinganagar and Gopalpur. We would sincerely like to offer our gratitude to the West Bengal Government for allowing Medica to test and treat COVID 19.” Speaking on the infrastructural & operational changes Dr Roy commented, “While Medica Group of Hospitals is treating COVID positive patients we are also curing non COVID critical patients equally. On an average our occupancy goes up to 47 beds for COVID patients. We are also offering tele-referral system to reduce consultant entry into COVID wards and teleconsultation service to reduce volume of physical OPDs.”

The classical CT (Computed Tomography) findings and the importance of CT imaging in the cohort of COVID patients were explained by the doctors. The intricacies of various drug combination along with their efficacies and limitations were also highlighted during the webinar.

Dr. Aviral Roy, Consultant, Critical Care, Medica Superspecialty Hospital, shared few of the salient features of the COVID -19 virus, conveyed, “Corona Virus is the successor Breaking the Myths on COVID -19
Q. Does drinking hot water or having Hot peppers protect me from COVID-19?
A. No, the virus particle is inside our cells and there is no substantial data that hot water or peppers can stop virus replication.
Q. Does hot temperature kills COVID 19?
A. While the survival of the virus decreases in hot temperature, regular weather up to 48 degrees centigrade and only shown mild effect on reducing viral transmission
Q. Does drinking disinfectant or sanitizer kills the virus?
No! please do not do this, it will kill or seriously injure.
Q. How safe it is to take the pneumonia and influenza vaccine for COVID  19?
A. Unfortunately, those vaccines will not protect you from this virus.
Q. After being curd from COVID-19, does chances of getting infected remains? 
While we should have immunity for the near future, it is unknown how long that immunity will last and whether we will need booster vaccines in the future or not.
Q. Will eating garlic and turmeric prevent from COVID-19?
A. Eating a balanced diet with all essential minerals and vitamins will improve our immunity and will give us a better chance of fighting off this infection, no single food will prevent this disease.

of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which evolved in 2003 from China. This virus spreads primarily via respiratory droplets over 1.8m (6 feet). In

early stage as the virus is of high compliance, we are using FiO2 (Inspired Oxygen Fraction) over PEEP (Positive end-expiratory pressure) during mechanical ventilation for better treatment. In Medica we are providing ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) dose steroids and Hemofiltration system for providing better immunity to the COVID patients.”

Dr. Tanmoy Banerjee, added “The last two and a half months have been challenging for all of us. We have learnt and grown together in our endeavour to better serve our patients while keeping our healthcare workers safe. The constantly changing guidelines and new studies have kept us on our toes. We are getting 60:40 male and female ratio COVID patients at our hospital. We have already discharged 64 COVID patients.”

The clinical session was followed by a segment on the experience of Tata Steel Medica Hospital, Kalinganagar in Odisha.

Dr. Prashanta Behera, Head of Critical Care medicine from Tata Steel Medica Hospital at Kalinganagar added, “Tata Steel Medica Hospital has been designated by the Odisha government as a COVID hospital and is the only one in the Jajpur district. 170 COVID positive patients have been treated till date with 87 having been discharged so far. We applaud the hard work of the team at Kalinganagar that is bravely taking the COVID-19 crisis head on.”

The virtual session was ended by Dr. Alok Roy who shared important foresights not to underestimate the disease. Medica has been successful in transforming major infrastructural changes that made to keep the hospital safe for both COVID and non-COVID patients. No frontline warriors have been affected by COVID 19 at Medica.   Additional sinks for hand washing, a fever clinic and thermal scanning facilities were set up as early as February. COVID beds were created and increased to meet the demand, with entire wards being put under negative pressure. Dr. Roy acknowledged the COVID Warriors who worked tirelessly to stay abreast with the ever changing norms, making the hospital safe for all kinds of patients. He concluded the session by delivering the message that being prepared is the only way to survive this crisis. This is the new way of life and together, we will strive to make the world safe again.


About Medica Group of Hospitals:
Medica Group of Hospitals, one of the major and fast-growing chains of hospitals in Eastern India today, has built and managed numerous healthcare facilities across the Eastern region over the past few years. The healthcare chain launched its operations with Medica North Bengal Clinic (MNBC) in Siliguri in 2008 and soon followed up with its flagship Hospital – Medica Superspecialty Hospital (MSH) – in Kolkata in 2010. The group has footprints in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, and Assam.

Piaggio donates 11000 + Ration Kits to Needy Auto Driver Families in India


  • The kit distribution was done on a single day,  at various locations
  • 11000  Ration kits were distributed to  needy Auto Drivers  whose business is impacted due to the current unprecedented COVID19 situation
Pune, 29 May, 2020: The increasing number of Covid-19 cases has resulted in an extension of nation-wide locked down with a few relaxations in certain areas. This protracted lockdown has terribly affected the Auto Rickshaw drivers, a section of the society that is very dependent on daily earnings effecting the livelihood of many families.

In this time to demonstrate solidarity with the most needy section of this society to navigate through this crisis, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, European leader of the 2-Wheeler sector and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles, has announced that they have distributed more than 11000 kits, each of which could feed a family for two months.

As a responsible corporate social citizen, PVPL arranged free supplies of these ration kits ensuring basic food security for a minimum of 2 months to the most needy of the 3 wheeler driver families. These ration kits have dry ration as well as face masks, soaps and sanitizers as per the average requirement of four family members. The distribution was done today on 28th May across India with the support of PVPL’s nationwide dealership network.  

Talking about this initiative, Mr. Diego Graffi, MD & CEO of Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “In these exceptionally difficult times we stand with the auto driver & transport worker community to provide our relentless support. They are facing difficulties in this unprecedented COVID-19 situation. We had earlier announced an extension of the warranty for all our 3 wheeler customers and have now decided to support the most needy households of this community by taking care of their basic food security for a period of 2 months. Our dealers are also partnering with us and supporting us voluntarily in this distribution to reach out to the underprivileged drivers & their families. This is an unparalleled crisis that needs cooperation and support from all of us as a community and as a socially responsible organisation we are going to keep doing the best we can do for the driver community”.

In the past also PVPL has responded immediately and provided dry ration kits to migrant labourers from Pune and Baramati. PVPL has also supported with sanitisation infrastructure being provided to Pune’s Government Hospital. It has also helped Baramati local authorities in setting up an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients at the Baramati government hospital. In the month of April the company has also announced the extension of warranty and free service period for small commercial vehicles by two months.

About Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Piaggio Group. The Company commenced operations in India in 1999 with the launch of the three-wheeler brand Apé, which was an immediate success and has grown from strength to strength over the years. PVPL created the market, grew it, and has sustained a dominant position in the Diesel and Alternate fuel 3 wheeler segments. Piaggio is a leading player in the light transportation industry with a complete range of three  wheelers in Diesel, Petrol, CNG, LPG fuel variants & has also entered the Electric vehicle market. The Company’s products are not only endorsed by over 2.9 million satisfied customers across India but also exported to more than 50 countries worldwide.

Piaggio has a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Baramati in Maharashtra, [with an installed annual production capacity of over 380,000 commercial vehicles & 1, 50,000 two-wheelers. It is also self-reliant in some of the engine categories with the completion of its advanced engine plant on the same campus. Piaggio has an over 3000-strong work force comprising experienced engineers, R&D specialists, plant workers, sales, service and marketing professionals.

Starbucks unveils an all new handcrafted summer beverage portfolio to beat the heat



~Enjoy seven new refreshing limited edition beverages from the comfort of your home as Starbucks resumes kerbside take-away and delivery~


      

With an aim to celebrate the season of sunshine, Starbucks has launched seven new delectable and refreshing delights. The limited edition summer menu boasts of seasonal classics like the fan-favourite Midnight Mocha Frappuccino and a tropical and fruity delight, Mango Popper Frappuccino. The brand has also launched Honey Turmeric Latte, a robust combination of espresso, turmeric & honey along with a new variant in the cold brew section called Vegan Cold Brew. To make this season even more refreshing, customers can also relish three flavourful smoothies (Blueberry, Raspberry & Kiwi).

At Starbucks, safety and well-being of the partners and community is of utmost importance.  Customers can now safely enjoy their favourite food and beverages through kerbside take-away and delivery executed in adherence to global safety standards. All orders are prepared by the partners while practicing social distancing, sanitization protocols, strict hygiene norms and contact-less transaction from delivery to payment to ensure optimum safety.

Reinforcing its commitment to deliver an unparalleled coffee experience these new indulgent innovations will continue to surprise customers in their journey of coffee exploration as the range caters to diverse palates and preferences.

Midnight Mocha Frappuccino: INR 375 onwards
  
Take pleasure in the whirls and twirls of black cocoa and java chips with the Midnight Mocha Frappuccino. Enjoy the black cocoa with deep, bittersweet notes, blended with ice, java chips and Starbucks coffee. This sensational beverage is layered with whipped cream and is finished with a dusting of black cocoa.


Mango Popper Frappuccino: INR 375 onwards

To make summers even better, Starbucks introduced the season’s classic Mango Popper Frappuccino. This delicious mango flavored beverage is a true delight to the taste buds on a summery day.


Smoothies: INR 375 onwards

Beat the heat this summer with the delicious combination of yogurt and flavors like Blueberries, Raspberries or Kiwi, blended to perfection to create the delightful Blueberry Smoothie, Raspberry Smoothie and Kiwi Smoothie. This will be the first venture with Raspberries and Kiwi smoothies.


Vegan Cold Brew: INR 290 onwards
Honey Turmeric Latte: INR 245 onwards

Enjoy the handcrafted delight Vegan Cold Brew which is enriched with soy. This slow steeped cold brew is a perfect vegan coffee delight. Build your immunity with the Honey Turmeric Latte, a robust combination of espresso, honey, turmeric and freshly steamed milk topped with honey drizzle for a sweet and smooth finish.
                                                                                     
Available in select stores of Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Gurugram, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Surat, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai & Kolkata through kerbside take-away and delivery till July 09, 2020

Finance Minister assures to address issues by DICCI of SC-ST MSME

·  DICCI submits recommendations to FM for reviving SC-ST MSMEs
·  Seeks earmarking of relief package for SC-ST entrepreneurs
May 28, 2020: Union Finance Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman assured the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) that the government will address all relevant concerns raised by the chamber regarding the Atma Nirbhar Bharat relief package announced earlier this month, and other issues of SC-ST entrepreneurs.

The Minister was addressing DICCI members during a webinar held here today. All secretaries of the ministry were also present.

“DICCI is the voice of the ground level stakeholders, which we take very seriously. It has made a pioneering effort to bring forth the voice of the entrepreneurial segment of the community and have contributed immensely in policy formations,” the Minister said.

Founder-Chairman of DICCI, Dr Milind Kamble suggested a series of measures to the government for SC-ST entrepreneurs to help them revive business after the lockdown. “From MSME’s to street vendors – all nano entrepreneurs have been taken care of with the Atma Nirbhar package announced by the government,” he said. Thanking the government for the MSME package, he also urged the minister to increase credit limit from 20% to 40% of turnover to meet the working capital requirements of SC and ST entrepreneurs during this crisis.

Dr Kamble further requested the government to consider the creation of 15% Margin Money Support Scheme for Stand-Up India Scheme (SUIS) for enabling first-generation SC-ST entrepreneurs to avail the credit facility of Stand-Up India Scheme and creation of MUDRA 2.0 to support credit facilities to nano and micro-entrepreneurs. He suggested that the National Scheduled Caste Finance Development Corporation (NSFDC) be reconstituted into a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) for channelizing the Scheduled Caste development funds directly to the SC entrepreneurs and to yield result-oriented outcomes. Dr Kamble also voiced concern over the provision for disallowing global tenders for government procurements for up to Rs 200 crores, saying that it could be used to indirectly route global players into the Indian market for these tenders.

Mr Ravi Kumar Narra, National Working President of DICCI, urged the minister to reintroduce the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) plan to incentivize employers for generating new employment in the post-COVID-19 scenario. “ESIC should also be included under the scheme to incentivize both the employer and the employees. The scheme may be revived for another period of 3 years for the existing and new businesses,” he said. “Many SME start-ups have taken loans and were in various stages of setup when suddenly the lockdown derailed their process. If not supported at this juncture they will die, causing not just personal loss but a huge potential loss to the economy. Such start-ups should be identified and a special Start-Up Relief Package should be brought out to support them,” he added.

Mr Sanjiv Dangi, North India President of DICCI, appreciated the measures announced in the relief package to ensure the survival of SC-ST MSMEs. He suggested that 10% of these funds should be earmarked for SC-ST MSMEs so that its benefits reach these enterprises. He also pointed out the problem entrepreneurs were facing in meeting their GST obligations due to partial or delayed payments. “We request the Hon’ble Minister to consider making GST payable only on amounts received on bills and not the full amount.”

Mr Raja Nayak, South India President of DICCI, urged the government to set up a Venture Capital Fund for Scheduled Tribes (VCF-ST), similar to the existing Venture Capital Fund for Scheduled Castes (VCF-SC) managed by IFCI. “It will enable the development of entrepreneurship in the Scheduled Tribes communities,” he said.
Mr. Nishchay Shelke, West India President, all Chapter Presidents and National Council members, including participants from London, UK, and Kyoto, Japan, voiced their concerns and suggestions during the webinar. Amongst the eminent panellists, Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan, Managing Director & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange, and Mr. Kishore Kharat, former Managing Director and CEO, Indian Bank and IDBI Bank, put forward their suggestions too.

Following the Finance Minister’s assurance, DICCI has stated it will send its detailed proposals to the Ministry for consideration and implementation.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Beyond The Horizon with Ethnicity


Ethnicity brings you an array of apparels inspired by the amber hues beyond the horizon. Subtle yet elegant, this ensemble is all about prints and single coloured checks in flowy silhouettes of viscose muslin and rayon slub. In this ensemble, you get to choose between a range of hues such as indigo, white, yellow and olive green. Ethnicity, the Indianwear destination is available online for delivery across the country at www.ethinicity.in.  
These prints accentuate the cuts and flow of the garment, adding a touch of grace to your appearance. With the use of breathable viscose muslin fabric, the apparels are made for you to enjoy the Indian weather in complete comfort, and the addition of rayon slub, gives the garments a unique charismatic look. Each apparel is crafted to liberate and urge you to live life to the fullest.  
Adorn an elegant and timeless piece from this ensemble to curb the heat this summer and enjoy the monsoon winds in these flowy dresses. The entire ensemble is available to purchase online at www.ethnicity.in. There is a constant check on the warehouse and a sanitation process is conducted on a daily basis. The delivery process across India is completely sanitized and monitored from the moment an order is placed to the time the delivery reaches your doorstep.

GPSWOX Becomes A GPS Tracking Market Leader In 2020



Headquartered in London, UK, and with offices in over 2 different continents, GPSWOX has become a market leader in the telematics and GPS tracking software industry as an innovator, producer, and distributor of industry-leading GPS tracking software. GPSWOX has garnered a proven track record of excellence and delivering on the promises they set forth to their clients.

GPSWOX has strived to become a world-class leader, designer, and manufacturer of industry-specific GPS telematics and tracking software and today have an extensive portfolio of services that include white label software, fleet tracking software, and personal tracking software.

GPSWOX software can be used for a variety of different use-cases; from tracking fleets of vehicles and safeguarding valuable personal belongings, to tracking personnel and staff members employed by businesses or governments.
  
High Satisfaction With Its Clients

Because of dedication to the customers and focus on delivering the best GPS tracking software available on the market today, GPSWOX has acquired a number of awards from FinancesOnline, a website that reviews best-in-class B2B SaaS solutions.

For example, FinancesOnline awarded GPSWOX their prestigious Expert’s Choice award. That same year, they also received the Supreme Software award for offering the highest level of customer service that has ever been made available in the GPS tracking software industry. Lastly, they have also received the Great User Experience award when FinancesOnline took note of the fact that GPSWOX software has been made with an easy to use, user-friendly interface.

Today, GPSWOX has over 1,500 satisfied business clients from all reaches of the modern world. Their software is used to track large fleets of commercial vehicles for clients that include the likes of Watu Credit Ltd from Kenya, NCT Support from the USA, Viewtech from Lebanon, and YouTrace from Belgium. Their tracking software is ideal for various industries that include the automotive industry, healthcare, logistics, retail, government, and hospitality.

A Truly Global Brand

GPSWOX has over 100,000 global users, track over 1.5 million individual units of vehicles, goods, or personnel, and have collected over 145 billion data points. GPSWOX places a heavy emphasis on creating their software with hardware interoperability in mind.

GPSWOX has a mobile app that works on most of today’s smartphones that are running iOS or Android. For commercial applications, GPSWOX is compatible with state-of-the-art hardware that includes GPS tracking manufacturers such as Teltonika, ATrack, Concox, Meitrack, Ruptela see full list of supported devices.

Going forward, GPSWOX has set for themselves a rigorous roadmap to provide state-of-the-art software and user-friendly applications that meet the demands of clients in all countries that they currently serve.

From prototyping new software to QA testing, from final product roll-out to customer service, they continue to set the bar as the industry leader in telematics and GPS tracking software. As always, they will undoubtedly uphold their three main pillars of values that they hold near and dear to their heart that include trust, quality, and service.

If you want to learn more about GPSWOX and the brilliant work that they do, feel free to drop by their trade booth at one of the industry’s largest trade shows this year, or contact them directly.

Indian Immunologicals Launches Classical Swine Fever Vaccine ‘Raksha Class’ for Pigs in India

Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), a leading veterinary and human vaccines manufacturing company, today announced the launch of the Classical Swine Fever (CSF) vaccine under the  brand name – ‘Raksha Class’- into the market. This unique cell culture technology-based vaccine has been developed in collaboration with the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly.

The Classical Swine Fever (CSF) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs caused by an RNA virus. This disease has a high fatality rate and therefore, pig growers face serious economic problems with the loss of the herd. The Raksha Class vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and has been tested for safety, sterility, and potency. The field trials for the vaccine were conducted at Bengaluru and Hyderabad Veterinary colleges. Raksha Class offers distinct advantages in terms of safety and can be scaled up in cell cultures to meet entire country’s requirements. The current requirement is about 22 million doses and the supply is less than a million doses.

The current vaccines manufactured by a few state biologicals depend on the rabbits for vaccine production, where consistency in yields, virus titres, safety and efficacy might not be achieved to the desired levels. IIL’s manufacturing facilities can make several million doses of the vaccine.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr K Anand Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited said, “The Classical Swine Fever is one of the major diseases of pigs in India. It causes a loss of about Rs. 400 crores per annum in India. The disease has led to a decrease of pig population in the country. With the launch of Raksha Class, we can ensure that the pig population in India can be increased and hence, the growers will be immensely benefited economically”.

Elaborating the pig farming in the country, Dr Prasanna Deshpande, Dy. Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited said, “The current pig population in India is estimated to be around 9 million. More than 50% of these piggery units are concentrated in North east region of the country.  Classical Swine Fever is prevalent in almost all the states where this pig population exists. Raksha Class will address the country’s requirements and offer the vaccine at an affordable cost to the growers in India”.

Indian Immunologicals Limited was also the first company in the world to launch a vaccine for porcine cysticercosis – Cysvax – which targets a major parasitic disease that causes approximately 40% of epilepsy in humans in the developing world.

It is recalled that Indian Immunologicals Limited is leading the research to develop a Live Attenuated COVID-19 vaccine based on codon de-optimization technology in collaboration with Griffith University of Australia.

ITC’s B Natural and Amway India collaborate to launch first of its kind immunity offering in Fruit beverages, with clinically proven ingredient

~Two Industry leaders come together in a strategic partnership for the launch of B Natural + range 

National, 28 May 2020: In a unique partnership, ITC’s B Natural and Amway India have collaborated to launch the first of its kind B Natural+ range for the Indian consumer. B Natural Juices & beverages which believes in providing fruit nourishment to its consumers, intends to provide the dual benefit of Immunity + Fruit & Fiber to them with the launch of the B Natural + range.

The promise of supporting immunity is delivered by a unique clinically proven ingredient, which has been developed by ITC’s Life Sciences & Technology Centre (LSTC). ITC’s team of scientists at LSTC has been working on various health & nutrition areas for nearly a decade. During these trying times, Immunity has emerged as a key focus area. This Clinically proven Ingredient was tested in a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled clinical study conducted over a period of 3 months keeping in mind all the guidelines by ICMR and the study is registered in CTRI. 

The new B Natural + range will be available in two popular variants – Orange and Mixed Fruit.

Amway is appreciative of ITC's efforts in conceptualising the new product idea.
To ensure that the B Natural + range reaches consumers through a credible and expert partner and to get quick consumer feedback, this range is being launched with Amway India. As a strategic partner in the space of health and immunity, Amway India is expected to further accelerate reach to the consumers. Subsequently, the new range will also be available nationally across modern trade format, general trade stores and e-commerce websites, through ITC’s PAN-India distribution network.

Commenting on this unique partnership, Mr. Hemant Malik, Divisional Chief Executive − Foods Division, ITC Ltd. “At ITC, we are committed to developing world class Indian products that address the needs of the Indian consumer. Given the current health crisis, Immunity of the entire family has emerged as a key consumer priority and B Natural proactively spearheaded the endeavour of providing an effective fruit beverage range this summer that could contribute to supporting immunity with a clinically proven ingredient. ITC’s innovation engine has been at work during this pandemic and the tireless efforts of our colleagues in the ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre has made the development of this range possible within a record time of less than two months. 

It gives me immense pleasure to announce our partnership with Amway India. This collaboration is a reflection of our synergies and our teams will be working closely on various programs in the area of health and wellness. We are confident that this partnership will enable us to make a meaningful contribution in serving our consumers and society even better.

Talking about the exclusive collaboration, Mr. Anshu Budhraja, CEO, Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. said “Amway is a brand of choice among health enthusiasts with Nutrilite being the world's No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand, and enjoys a strong legacy of more than 80 years of pioneering and perfecting the plant-based approach to supplementation. Backed by the best of nature and the best of science, the Nutrilite All Plant Protein is known to be a foundational ingredient for immunity building. Currently given the heightened awareness around immunity, we believe that the Nutrilite All Plant Protein, known for its immunity properties combined with B Natural’s + range, is going to offer a delicious option for strengthening immunity, and will be a compelling value proposition for the consumers.

Currently, we are piloting and testing ground and also deploying resources and science based research to strengthen the partnership further. Our strategic partnership with ITC Ltd.’s B Natural is just the first step in the direction to help consumers integrate immunity boosting products in their daily diet and hence, the new fruit beverages range along with Nutrilite All Plant Protein, positions it as a great daily breakfast immunity strengthening option. Our extensive network of micro-entrepreneurs is best suited to provide recommendations on interesting ways of consumption and also seek insights to continue our innovations to address impending demand for nutrition. As we inch towards the food segment, we are confident of creating immense value for people through this partnership and further solidify our leadership in the health and immunity domain.”  

“We are pleased to share that both the companies are coming together to co- create products in the health, wellness and immunity space to address the anticipated demand in the future. It’s a first-ever move in the history of Amway, and we continue to innovate and create opportunities to deliver value to our consumers and this is just the beginning,” added Anshu Budhraja

The newly launch B Natural + range in Orange and Mixed Fruit variants with clinically proven ingredient to support immunity will be available in 1 liter packs at a price point of INR 130.