Sunday, September 25, 2022

International Sugar Artist Opal Lippakorn showcased incredible sugar work piece THE DIVINE TRINITY at Cakeology Cake Fair in Mumbai

In his 1st visit to India, Opal visits Cakeology Cake Fair from 23rd till 25th Sept 2022.


Sugarin, showcased a life-size display by bringing in international food artist Opal Lippakorn - The Divine Trinity at cakeology, Mumbai. He launched his new product "Edible Metallic Dust Palette" and "Skin Tone Dust Palette" at SUGARIN stall B -19. These are the most unique edible products as they are very similar to cosmetic Palettes but in 100% edible form. Opal has also demonstrated how to use this Palette. Opal represents Sugarin Thailand.

Reshma Soni, Co-Founder of Sugarin said, “Opal is an incredible artist from Thailand and I reconnected with him after a two years gap. I am happy to bring him 1st time to India for this astounding event were we showcased Edible Metallic Dust Palette and Skin Tone Dust Palette to highlight the work of the prominent artist. Coming from the world of beauty and make up, he brings similarities in edible products and makeup. We are a company of edible food color with a national presence having a warehouse in UK, USA, and Thailand respectively. With this launch today, we are showcasing how food colour can not only be creatively used especially in baking but also safe for consumption. ”
Opal Lippakorn, international food artist said, “I am extremely happy that Sugarin has invited me to this astonishing event. I visited India for the first time and I loved to showcase the art of sugar. The culture of Thailand and India complement each other. The culture of India is quite colourful and this architecture, diversity, symbol of life is what I am representing with Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. India values the artist and its piece of art and I am sure India will become the biggest market of food art in the future.”

He is also going to be a part of SUGARIN SE SAWAL LIVE show at SUGARIN stall which is a fun chat show with other Indian artists. 

A cake designer since 2012, Opal Lippakorn was a make-up artist in the fashion and beauty industry. Passionate and masterful at color manipulation and design, this designer from Bangkok uses his creations to communicate with his audience, sometimes to convey a message too. A nationally acclaimed artist, he has done elaborate cakes for big events serving thousands of customers including top Thai celebrities. His participation in the Birmingham cake international for two consecutive years has attracted and amazed audiences across the globe.



Friday, September 23, 2022

THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF MINISTRY OF TOURISM FOR WEST & CENTRAL JOINS HANDS WITH CROMA STORES FOR CREATING AWARENESS ON E-WASTE MANAGEMENT.


Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is observing “Swachhta Pakhwada” Cleanliness Fortnight from 16th – 30th September, 2022. As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada the IndiaTourism Mumbai, the Regional office of Ministry of Tourism for West and Central region is collaborating with Croma, India’s reputed Omni-channel electronics retailer from the Tata Group.


As consumers upgrade to the latest products for better life, IndiaTourism and Croma make it a mission to promote a culture of Responsible Consumption. IndiaTourism Mumbai is associated with the Croma stores, a Tata Enterprise to create awareness about E-waste. This is a step in the direction through E-Waste management. 


Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the country. The ever-growing electronics sector leading to high usage of the electronic equipment. Faster outmodedness and subsequent up-gradation of electronics product, are forcing consumers to discard old products, which in turn accumulate huge e-waste to the solid waste stream. This initiative has been taken up for the first time as one of the innovative activities to create more awareness on e-waste and considering the challenges faced on discarding electronics waste.


The association is to further create awareness and visibility on e-waste management. The highlight of “E- waste Collection boxes ” campaign with Croma stores includes placements of especially designed Incredible India and Croma branded “E-waste Collection box “ at 50+  Croma stores across Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh with a Tagline "Help us keep India as Incredible as ever". 


Today, the urge for people to upgrade and buy new devices has increased. However, as people buy new and updated devices every year and throw away the old ones, one cannot help but wonder, what do they do with these unused pieces left behind? To help solve this problem, IndiaTourism Mumbai and Croma aim to help their customers with the disposal of their old electronics in partnership with JustDispose, an expert in e-waste disposal in a safe and environment-friendly manner. In returns for the e-waste that a person disposes of, Croma plants a tree in their name. These Incredible India e-waste collection boxes will be placed in Croma stores across India for one year.


This is a yearlong activity aimed at creating awareness and encouraging consumers about responsible deposit of E-waste. 



Speaking about the association, Sri D Venkatesan, Regional Director of IndiaTourism Mumbai, the Western and Central Region office of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India quotes, “IndiaTourism Mumbai is glad to associate with Croma during the Swachhta Pakhwada of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to create awareness on safe disposal of E Waste and thus putting the people and planet first.” 


Speaking about the association Mr. Avijit Mitra, MD & CEO, Croma-Infiniti Retail Ltd. said, “At Croma, we have tried to raise awareness about the need to manage e-waste in a sustainable manner, as gadgets have become an integral part of a better lifestyle for modern India. We have tried to support our customers by offering a sustainable e-waste management program. Our partnership with the Ministry of Tourism for the “Swachhta Pakhwada” cleanliness fortnight is aimed at showing our support for a more sustainable, and safer future, and demonstrating how the cooperation between the Incredible India program and Croma’s e-waste management program can lead to transformational outcomes in this area.”



The project will be inaugurated on 24th September at 03:00 pm at Croma Juhu Store. Presence of media is highly solicited.


Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions Inc. signs MOU with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria


Mumbai; September 23, 2022: Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions, Inc (SWSS), the US step down subsidiary of Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited (SWRE) (BSE Scrip Code: 542760; NSE Symbol: SWSOLAR), announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, along with its consortium partner Sun Africa.


The MOU is for the development, design, construction, and commissioning of solar PV power plants aggregating 961 MWp at five different locations in Nigeria along with battery energy storage systems (BESS) with total installed capacity of 455 MWh. These projects will ultimately be owned and operated by Niger Delta Power Holding Company, a Nigerian Government owned entity. Financing for these projects are under negotiations between US EXIM, ING and the Government of Nigeria.


Mr. Amit Jain - Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Group said, “Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets over the last few years. SWRE, having contributed the maximum solar capacity in Africa with a portfolio of over 1 GWp, stands tall as a renewable player in this region.”


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jain added “Solar combined with energy storage is going to be the future of power generation in Africa and we, along with our partner Sun Africa, are proud to be associated with this landmark project that will lay the foundation of Nigeria’s transition to clean energy”.


Nigeria’s electrification rate is above the sub-Saharan Africa regional average of 47 per cent, however, it lags behind the global average. This makes for a strong case for solar energy as a viable solution for domestic and commercial supply. The Nigerian Government is continuing to work with the private sector to improve access to energy, create jobs and develop the overall industry. 


Sterling and Wilson Group has a strong presence in Africa and has an excellent reputation in Nigeria for successfully executing projects in the power sector. SWRE, part of the Sterling and Wilson Group, entered the African market in 2015 with its first international project of 90 MWp in De Aar, South Africa. Today, the company is one of the largest solar EPC players in the region with a strong portfolio of over 1 GWp spread across seven countries. Some of the other prestigious projects built in the region by the company include Benban Solar Park – the world’s largest planned solar installation in Egypt, 175.5 MWp in Morocco, and projects in Zambia, Namibia, Kenya and Niger. The company also recently commissioned a Hybrid & Energy Storage project at Nampala Gold Mine, Mali, configured with 3.85 MWp Solar PV + 2.58 MWhr lithium-ion BESS system synchronized with 6 x 1.3 MW DG sets of the customer.



About Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited (SWRE) is a global pure-play, end-to-end renewable engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions provider. The company provides EPC services for utility-scale solar, floating solar and hybrid & energy storage solutions and has a total portfolio of 12.8 GWp (including projects commissioned and under various stages of construction). SWRE also manages an operations and maintenance (O&M) portfolio of around 6 GWp solar power projects, including for projects constructed by third parties. Present in 25 countries today, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited has operations in India, South-east Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas.


Visit us – www.sterlingandwilsonre.com


Tata Institute of Social Science and Government of Maharashtra sign MoU to boost employment and vocational training to 15,000 students


Mumbai, 23rd September 2022: The School of Vocational Education (SVE), Tata Institute of Social Science signed an MoU with Samagra Shiksha, Government of Maharashtra under the Maharashtra Young Leaders Aspiration Development Program (MYLAP) in Mumbai, on 21st September 2022 to provide employment and vocational training to 15,000 students of Class 12 in Maharashtra.

 

The MoU was exchanged in the august presence of Shri Deepak Kesarakar, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and Ministry of Marathi Language, Government of Maharashtra. The MoU signing ceremony was also graced by Shri Ranjit Singh Deol (I.A.S.), Hon'ble Secretary, School Education, and Sports Department, Shri Kailas Pagare (I.A.S) Hon'ble State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Prof. Madhushree Sekher, Dean, School of Vocational Education, SVE-TISS and Dr. Tania Shaw, Programme Head, SVE-TISS.

 

The MoU is aimed at meeting the objective listed under National Education Policy 2020 to take vocational education to 50% of schools, by 2025.

 

TISS-SVE has partnerships with 3750 industries located across India that represent various skills sectors and impart practical training to the students. Besides this, about 200 plus Service providers and approximately 500 faculty and Domain Experts are constituting and helping in strengthening the entire ecosystem of the School of Vocational Education.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

CREDAI-MCHI eyes growth for MMR; launches its policy initiative- ‘Maximise, Modernise, Revolutionise MMR’


CREDAI-MCHI curates a vision document for holistic development to build a world-class sustainable city by 2040

Mumbai, 21st September 2022: With the vision to further transform MMR to boost economic growth and development for the region and the country as well, CREDAI-MCHI has launched a Vision Document - Maximise, Modernise, Revolutionise: MMR, as a part of its policy initiative focused towards regeneration of MMR. The Vision Document was unveiled during blue-riband ceremony held today at BKC, Mumbai which was attended by Shri Bhushan Gagrani (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, Shri S.V.R Shrinivas (I.A.S), Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Shri Ajoy Mehta (I.A.S RETD.), Chairman, MahaRERA, Arch. Hafeez Contractor, Mr. Mukesh P. Mehta, Chairman, M M Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd & Shri Shrikant Joshi, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro Limited (Realty Division). The policy initiative aims to build Mumbai and MMR into world-class sustainable region and modern cosmopolis by 2040, while emphasizing on climate change and carbon neutrality along the way, with the joint efforts of the state government.

Through this initiative, CREDAI-MCHI as a stalwart entity draws key recommendations to act now to integrate, innovate and internationalise MMR through public private partnership and people driven development model. Some of the key measures as suggested by CREDAI-MCHI includes Integrated Urban Water Authority, rejuvenation of water bodies through river buddies program, dedicated mangrove parks, introduction of skill trucks, integrated data strategy, infrastructure investment fund board any many such innovative recommendations. The document also enlists some trends that will transform MMR including digitalisation of administration, electric vehicles ecosystem, better public transport system, sustainable and responsible construction practice among others. The state government and CREDAI-MCHI jointly plan to act on these trends through a proposed committee of subject experts from public, CREDAI-MCHI and Government of Maharashtra. 

Commenting on the launch of the policy initiative, Mr. Boman Irani, President, CREDAI-MCHI said, “MMR is one of the key growth drivers in the real estate industry with many buyers wanting to invest in the ‘City of Dreams’. In a changing world, Mumbai is grappling with several obstacles which are hindering its growth including inadequate water resources, improper waste management, rising levels of pollution among others. With this policy initiative, CREDAI-MCHI aims to turn its key recommendations into a reality, with the joint efforts of the Government of Maharashtra and MCGM to transform Mumbai into a self-sustainable world-class liveable city.”

Mr. Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Secretary, CREDAI-MCHI said, “Being the Business, Entertainment & Financial Capital of India, Mumbai has the potential to transform into a world-class city with a good quality of life and vibrant economy. The vision document covers key aspects which require immediate attention for overall improvement of the area. This will give a major boost to several industries and improve environmental conditions within the region, making it one of the best places to live in for its citizens.”

Mr. Keval Valambhia, COO, CREDAI-MCHI said, "This vision document envisions a complete revamp of the region with an impetus to innovate urbanism, keeping environmental protection as a major priority to weed out outdated production capacity, reduce emissions, enhance the protection of water and land resources, and build MMR into a sustainable eco-region. The initiative also draws a concrete blueprint with an optimistic vision for a Mumbai without its ongoing challenges like waterlogging, slums, poverty, unemployment, and noise."

About CREDAI-MCHI:

CREDAI-MCHI is an apex body consisting of members from the Real Estate Industry in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). With a strong Membership of over 1249 leading Developers in Mumbai, CREDAI-MCHI has expanded across MMR, having its own units in the region of Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Virar, Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Palghar-Boisar, Bhiwandi, Uran-Dronagiri, Shahapur-Murbad and recently had announced units in Alibag, Karjat-Khalapur-Khopoli, Pen. CREDAI-MCHI is the only Government recognized body for private sector developers in MMR and consistently working to make the industry more organized and progressive. CREDAI-MCHI under the aegis of CREDAI National which is an apex body of 13000 developers from across the nation had developed into a preferred platform with regard to a regional discourse on housing and habitat through its close and deep networking with the Government.

The 5 essential Korean Skincare products from Quench Botanics to ace the festive season glow




This K-beauty skincare routine by Quench Botanics is all you need to get an illuminating glow this Navratri

Navratri is just days away – and this time the excitement cannot be contained, as we finally see a lockdown restrictions being lifted! People of all age groups get together to celebrate and enjoy these nine nights of meeting friends and families, exchanging sweets, and performing religious rituals, followed by the most exciting part of dancing in Garba & Dandiya nights. Women in particular are thrilled to dress up, flaunting their best outfits & festive-special makeup looks. But amidst all this, everyone tends to forget how important it is to also follow a skincare regime to achieve that festive skin glow that ultimately completes your entire look. 

The festive rituals of fasting & also with all the night long dancing, can leave your skin feeling dehydrated, leading to the most dreaded skin issues - dark circles, acne, dullness, and dryness. To break free from all these concerns, your skin needs to restore all the hydration and moisture to get that ravishing glow. Look no further, as we present to you this 5-step K-Beauty Skincare Regime from Quench Botanics to get that ultimate Navratri glow. 

CHIALEADER SHINE CONTROL GEL FACE WASH

Leave your skin refreshingly clean, hydrated, and glowing with Quench Botanics’ Chialeader Shine Control Face WashQuench Botanics’ Chialeader Shine Control Face Wash. This hydrating, gel-based face wash is infused with the unique goodness of hydrating chia seed along with skin boosters like tea tree leaf extracts and orange peel oil. Equipped with a soft, silicone built-in face brush, this gentle face wash powered by salicylic acid removes excess dirt, grime, and impurities minimize pores, and leaves skin clear, bright, and supple. An all-rounder face cleanser, Chialeader Shine Control Face Wash is full of key calming ingredients like cica, cactus, and bamboo water to keep skin happy while the gel cleansing formula lifts dirt out of pores without stripping moisture.   

Price- Rs. 499/-

Net Weight- 100ml/ 3.38Fl. Oz




BIRCH PLEASE INTENSE GLOW GEL MASK

Quench Botanics’ Birch Please Intense Glow Gel Mask is your ticket to refreshed and healthy skin. Infused with the best of Korean ingredients like birch juice, sea buckthorn, passionflower, and gardenia florida fruit, you can be rest assured that this unique gel mask comes second to none when we're talking glowing and hydrated skin. Birch juice is an extra-ordinary ingredient that is known for its calming properties, while sea buckthorn and passionflower add glow and fight signs of aging. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call gardenia florida fruit a 'miracle fruit' as it can brighten, even out skin tone and intensely hydrate the skin. Non-drying and non-stripping, this dewy glow gel mask infused with hyaluronic acid goodness gives a cooling effect upon application, which is perfect when your skin needs a pick-me-up. Exfoliation + Brightness + Hydration packed in one tube, this gel mask is waiting to be your next favorite!

Price - Rs. 499/-

Net Weight - 50ml/1.69Fl. Oz.



BIRCH PLEASE MOISTURIZING FACE MIST

Immerse your skin in an ultra-hydrating and refreshing face mist that feels as good as the morning dew! Brimming with the goodness of birch juice, sea buckthorn and passionflower, a few spritzes of Quench Botanics’ Birch Please Moisturizing Face Mist is guaranteed to give you dewy soft, plumper and brighter-looking skin. Be it on the go for instant hydration, or as a part of your daily skincare regime, you'll feel a burst of freshness using this face mist packed with natural Korean ingredients. The gentle exfoliating formula contains soothing aloe juice and calendula along with witch hazel and willow bark as key ingredients to refine pores, control excess oil, prevent breakouts and allow your skin to breathe freely. This glow-boosting face mist packs in aromatic lavender flower extracts along with sodium hyaluronate and glycerine goodness to make your skin super soft, spotless and smooth. Be it dry, inflamed, or exhausted skin, the Birch Please Moisturizing Face Mist can tackle it all and is a must-have in your skincare stash.

Price – Rs. 4499/-

Net Weight - 100ml/3.38Fl. Oz.




BRAVOCADO BRIGHTENING UNDER EYE HYDROGEL MASK

Give your eyes some extra love with super adorable, Insta-worthy Quench Botanics’ Bravocado Brightening Under Eye Hydrogel Mask! These avocado-printed hydrogel eye patches come in a pair and do much more than just look cute. Infused with the natural goodness of skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and soothing Irish moss, these non-slip, mess-free and easy to use concentrated gel patches tackle dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and revitalize under-eye area for that youthful look. Perfect for on-the-go hydration, Bravocado Brightening Under Eye Hydrogel Mask is infused with three hero ingredients-avocado, pomegranate and rice water! Avocado works as a natural sunblock, nourishes and strengthens the under-eye area while rice water and pomegranate extracts tone, smoothen and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Suitable for sensitive eyes, these cooling eye patches are made to provide smoother, more radiant under-eyes in just 10-12 minutes.

Price - – Rs. 149/-

Net Weight - 1 pair







CHIALEADER OIL CONTROL MOISTURIZER

An ultra-light and refreshing oil-control moisturizer that leaves your skin smooth, supple and matte. Meet the super hydrating Quench Botanics’ Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer! Perfect for oily and combination skin, this non-greasy gel formula is infused with the goodness of skin-loving ingredients like chia seed, cactus extracts and bamboo water along with calendula and rose myrtle fruit extracts. Packed with anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidants and omega-3, chia seed helps fight the appearance and signs of aging, soothes itchy and dry skin and makes it feel plump, dewy and soft. Quench Botanics’ Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer keeps your pores clean, controls excess sebum, improves skin texture and leaves your skin optimally balanced and clear.

Price - Rs. 599/-

Net Weight - 75ml/ 2.54Fl.Oz.


About Quench Botanics: 

We, at Quench, believe in the power of high-quality Korean beauty products inspired by the goodness of natural ingredients. Beauty should be easy and make you feel happy! Our forever aim is to bring you the most luscious, skin rejuvenating formulas that are safe, toxin-free and evoke your inner glow!

Each one of us is different. And, each one of us is beautiful. At Quench, we take great care in simplifying Korean beauty for you and bringing the most unique and authentic skincare formulas that relentlessly work to make your skincare routine much more effective. All our products are best suited for Indian skin and help it reset to its best and the supplest state ever.

Website Link - www.quenchbotanics.com 

 


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Duroflex and Alia Bhatt reveal the secret to putting best foot forward this festive season


Great sleep is Alia’s secret, says there’s Nothing Like Duroflex for it

National, September 22, 2022: The festive period is believed to be a very auspicious time wherein consumers across India make huge spends on lifestyle upgrades. The season of gifting and purchasing ranges from durables to new vehicles, home upgrades and makeovers. However, with the festive mood, many a time, they miss out on the most essential element – sleep – a crucial link to good health. 


In keeping with healthy living, the mantra this festive season is to invest in your health with good sleep. Spreading this message is Duroflex’s national brand ambassador Alia Bhatt, encouraging consumers to make right choice and invest in quality sleep with India’s leading sleep solutions provider, Duroflex. Two creative campaign films have been rolled out to encourage individuals to invest in ‘Real Sleep’ more significantly, the importance of making well-researched choices when it comes to their sleep products. 


The first TVC puts the spotlight on Alia Bhatt at a festive get-together where her presence is lighting up the party. While everyone is busy guessing the secret behind her shine and glow; some saying, walking backwards on the treadmill, having Avocado massages or even drinking water from the Swiss Alps. Alia reveals that it is nothing else but getting a great night’s sleep and for that, there is Duroflex’s doctor-recommended Duropedic mattresses. She encourages viewers to make the right choice this Diwali for their sleep essentials, and more so on products backed by research and approved by experts. 


The second TVC, which is scheduled to go live closer to Diwail, will have a simple message, ‘Invest in quality sleep this festive season as much as you invest in gold.’ Here, Alia Bhatt encourages her viewers to invest not only in Sona (gold), but also in Sona (sleep), thus highlighting the importance of investing in real sleep and bringing alive the message of ‘Nothing Like Duroflex.’


Commenting on the new TVCs, Mohanraj Jagannivasan, CEO, Duroflex said, “Our mission is to make every Indian sleep better and we are constantly investing in research to offer superior sleep essentials for quality sleep. This festive season, we want to guide consumers to make informed decision and invest in their health and wellbeing with trusted sleep solutions to ensure they get good sleep, stay healthy and celebrate wholeheartedly. Subsequently, the roll-out of the campaign will also witness a scale-up of our signature doctor-recommended Duropedic range.”


The TVC will be aired on all major national television channels and also promoted across digital channels. Please find below the link to the TVC:

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s07cyaN2S8 


The signature range is available on the brand’s website -- https://www.duroflexworld.com/ , their exclusive experience centres, as well as all leading stores. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

MOVIN expands its network to 28 cities, adds a new strategic hub in Mumbai


  Rapidly growing its network across India to 2000+ pin codes

Plans to develop 10 more hubs by Q1 2023 to connect more regional centers


Mumbai, 21 September 2022 – MOVIN, a logistics brand launched in May this year through a joint venture between UPS and InterGlobe Enterprises has announced the expansion of its network to 28 cities across metros and Tier I & II markets. As part of its strategic expansion, MOVIN is also establishing its hubs across the country with the most recent one being added in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. MOVIN plans to develop 10 more Hubs as part of its strategy to connect more regional centers by Q1 2023. This will further strengthen its offerings and boost its capability to capture the ever-expanding opportunity in the B2B logistics space.

Through this expansion of operations, supported by tech-driven innovations, MOVIN’s Express End-of-day and Standard Premium delivery services will now be catering to B2B customers across more than 2000+ pin codes. MOVIN’s unique offering includes a fully predictable, day and time definite service across the country. Its rapidly growing network over both air and ground enables an uninterrupted flow of goods that is backed by consistent, predictable, and responsive operations. MOVIN’s expansion by establishing new hubs across India, increasing the number of pin codes for pickup and delivery, collaborating with multiple stakeholders and operating dedicated customer experience centers is setting a benchmark in service quality and providing value-based solutions to the customers.

The Express End-of-Day network covers 28 cities including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Baroda, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Surat, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam catering to 2000+ pin codes.

MOVIN’s Standard Premium network is present across 13 cities namely Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.

“MOVIN’s remarkable growth since its launch in May this year has been in line with our strategy of adopting a partner driven approach by enhancing capabilities for partners through customized technology driven training. We are expanding rapidly by connecting metros, Tier l & Tier ll cities with our strategic hubs through regional centers, offering greater coverage to our customers. Our strategic Hubs offer competitive time in transit for our Standard Premium services connecting cities in North, West and South India. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, which we strive to achieve through operational automation and reliability. MOVIN’s recent expansion is a result of the tremendous response from our B2B customers across segments of apparel, electronics, IT peripherals, automotive components, healthcare, and e-commerce”, said JB Singh, Director InterGlobe Enterprises and Board Member of MOVIN. 




The expansion further showcases MOVIN’s ability to collaborate and adapt while providing enhanced predictability, better customer experience and greater competitiveness to help Indian businesses swiftly integrate into the global value chain. “We are committed to providing best-in-class customer experience by bringing in higher levels of efficiencies, stronger distribution channels, advanced innovative technology and global best practices”, Mr. Singh added. 

MOVIN will continue to grow its reach across India and will soon expand its Express Early Morning (before 10:30 am) and Express Mid-day (before noon) service. 


About MOVIN

MOVIN Express Private Limited is a joint venture between UPS and InterGlobe Enterprises. The name MOVIN is the combination of Movement and India (MOVEMENT+INDIA). MOVIN’s logistics services are built for Indian businesses in the fast lane. Its pace and agility will match their ambitions, and its service levels will exceed their expectations. MOVIN offers a suite of B2B domestic services including a fully predictable, day-definite service, as well as express, time definite service across the country. With seamless integration across air and ground networks, these express corridors are enabling an uninterrupted flow of goods, backed by consistent, predictable and responsive operations. For more details, visit www.movin.in  

This International Day of Sign Languages, KFC India encourages to #SpeakSign

National, 20th September 2022: With an aim to spread awareness and acceptance about sign language as a mode of communication, KFC India is all set to celebrate the upcoming International Day of Sign Languages on 23rd September by urging customers to #SpeakSign. On this day, customers, and KFC teams across 33 Special KFC Restaurants, operated by 150+ specially-abled team members across 19 cities, will be encouraged to interact in sign language.

Creating a more inclusive environment, customers will be motivated to use less words, and more signs on this day. As a run-up to the day, short tutorial videos on KFC India’s Insta handle, aptly titled ‘Crunch Course in Sign Language’, will guide customers on how to converse in sign at a Special KFC restaurant. On the day, customers will be greeted with interesting messaging as ‘Give us a Sign’ or urged to ‘Kuch naa kaho’ and communicate ‘isharon isharon mein’ at the restaurants. To promote greater awareness, a booklet that opens up into a poster for a ‘Crunch Course in Sign Language’ will be given out on all orders. This booklet demonstrates basic signs for catching up with friends and family over your favourite Bucket of KFC chicken. With signs for ‘How are you?’, ‘What plans today?’ to ‘LOL’ - customers can learn easy signs and make some crispy conversations over crispy food. 

Team members will greet customers wearing #SpeakSign badges, and cheer them on to use less words, and more signs. Consumers successfully placing their orders in sign language can sport their support with a special #SpeakSign wrist band. This booklet will also be available across 600+ KFC restaurants across the country taking forth the brand’s messaging with their ongoing KFC Kshamata initiative. 

With the #SpeakSign campaign, the brand is aptly demonstrating their commitment towards strengthening gender and ability parity as part of the Kshamata program. The brand aims to bridge the gender and ability imbalance gap and increase the women workforce at restaurants by 2X by 2024. Likewise, the aim is to double the footprint of Special KFCs in India by 2024. Recently, the brand announced a milestone in their journey with Kshamata, with the appointment of the first specially-abled Restaurant General Manager in Hyderabad – Srikanth Jarugu. The brand has also been supporting and promoting the sport of deaf cricket as Principal Sponsors to the Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA). 

About KFC

KFC, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM.), is a global chicken restaurant brand with a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 80 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. Today we still follow his formula for success, with real cooks breading and freshly preparing our delicious chicken by hand in more than 26,000 restaurants in over 145 countries and territories around the world.


For more information, visit https://online.kfc.co.in/

 

KLM Axiva Finvest Limited launched the public issue of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures


KLM Axiva Finvest Limited has a major presence in South India and is rapidly expanding across India. Since its inception in 1997, KLM has more than 500 branches all over the country, including a recent branch addition in the financial hub Mumbai[BB1] . KLM Axiva Finvest Limited has opened the public issue of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures for the purpose of onward lending, financing and repayment/prepayment of principal and interest on existing borrowings.

 

Mumbai - KLM Axiva Finvest Limited (“Company”) a non-deposit taking systemically important non-banking finance company (“NBFC”) announced its public issue of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures of face value of ₹ 1,000 each (“NCDs”) aggregating up to ₹ Rs. 10,000 lakhs with an option to retain over subscription up to ₹ 10,000 lakhs, aggregating up to ₹ 20,000 lakhs (“Issue”) at Trident hotel Mumbai for the purpose of onward lending, financing and repayment/prepayment of principal and interest on existing borrowings. After the success of earlier issues, the Company has successfully launched its 7th Issue of NCDs to attract a pool of investments with a vision of expanding gold loan services across Pan India. Being an NBFC, the Company primarily serves low and middle-income individuals and businesses with limited or no access to formal banking and finance channels. The Company offers variety of gold loan schemes to its customers. The schemes differ in relation to the amount advanced per gram of gold, tenure, interest rate chargeable and amount of loan.

 

Specialized Gold loan NBFCs are always eager to help consumers in need by providing financial aid. As part of its ongoing investment diversification strategy, the Company has opened its 7th Issue of NCDs.

 

The annual interest rate set for the Issue is ranging from 9.50% to 10.75% and is available in monthly, annually and cumulative options for tenures 400 days, 16 months, 2 years, 3 years, 5 years and 82 months, giving the effective yield of upto 11.02% for the longer duration. The lead manager to the issue is Vivro Financial Services Private Limited, registrar to the issue is kFin Technologies Limited and debenture truatee is Vistra ITCL (India) Limited. The The NCDs proposed to be issued have been rated “IND BBB-/Stable by India Ratings & Research Private Limited.

 

The Company primarily operates four principal lines of business, namely gold loan business, micro, small and medium enterprises loan, personal loan and microfinance.

 

While speaking at the event, commenting on the opening of the 7th Issue of NCDs, Mr. Manoj Raveendran Nair, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, “Gold is not just a precious commodity for most Indian households. It is integral to our lives beyond its intrinsic values. The advent of NBFCs with a primary focus on providing gold loans further popularized this lending instrument predominantly in the common man customer segment. The growth of NBFCs specializing in lending against Gold has made it one of the fastest-growing microloan segments in the country. Customers being the center of all our communications.

 

Our Company believes that our diversified product portfolio and customer base aligned with increasing market demand is a key component of our growth and success. With our growing network and dedicated distribution and operations teams, we seek to ensure that our credit assessment processes are robust and we provide financial facilities to creditworthy customers. I want to thank all our stakeholders for reposing their faith, showing their love for the brand, and being an integral part of our growth journey. He added.”

 

Commenting on the opening of the 7th Issue of NCDs, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, Mr. Thanish Dalee, “It is glad to announce that our Company has opened its 7th Issue of NCDs across India. In comparison to traditional investments, our Company offers NCDs at a competitive interest rate to provide investors with an opportunity to accumulate wealth. These NCDs are fully secured by book debts and loan receivables, cash and bank balances, other movable assets, loans and advances of the company.”

 

Mr. Srikant Nair, VP Business head of the Company, said, “It is our strategic decision to launch the Issue for attaining our gold loan objective. We are expanding our horizon from economic perspectives, especially in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana & in the next phase, Orissa, West Bengal & Goa. The Company is optimistic and confident about the performance of this 7th NCD Issue.”

 

About KLM Axiva Finvest Limited: The Company  is a non-deposit taking systemically important NBFC primarily serving low and middle income individuals and businesses that have limited or no access to formal banking and finance channels.

 

The Company had originally obtained a Certificate of Registration in the name of Needs Finvest Limited dated December 13, 1997 bearing registration no. 09.00006 issued by the RBI to commence the business of non-banking financial institution without accepting public deposits subject to the conditions mentioned in the Certificate of Registration under Section 45 IA of the RBI Act. Subsequently, the name of our Company was changed to KLM Axiva Finvest Limited and we have obtained fresh Certificate of Registration dated March 15, 2016 bearing registration no. 09.00006 from RBI.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

GJC All Set To Organize Diwali Edition Of India Gem & Jewellery Show (GJS) From 22nd To 25th September


20th September 2022, Mumbai: After successfully organizing the 1st edition of India Gem & Jewellery Show (GJS) in April this year, All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), the apex industry body representing the jewellery sector in India is all set to organize the Diwali Edition (2nd edition) of mega B2B expo from 22nd To 25th September at Bombay Exhibition Center (NESCO), Mumbai. 

Spanning over an area of 2,00000+ sq. ft. area, the show has more than 400 exhibitors. As part of the promotion of the show, GJC has conducted over 100 road shows across India and international markets like UK, Dubai, Bangladesh, etc. The event is expected to witness more than 15000 buyers, domestic as well as international buyers. The show will also witness educational seminars along with trend talks by prominent leaders from the industry. 

Shri Ashish Pethe, Chairman, GJC said, “We have strategically planned this show before the festive season of Diwali/Dussehra. It will be beneficial for both exhibitors and visitors as the whole industry will be preparing for the upcoming demand. This edition we look forward to welcome buyers from all over the world. We have done rigorous promotion over the last few months and we have received good response from the buyers.”

Mr. Saiyam Mehra, Vice Chairman of GJC and Convener of GJS, said, “Excitement and the preparations are on sound for the Diwali edition of Humara Apna Show.  With more than 400 exhibitors and 800 booths ready with the comprehensive stocks to fulfill the demands of upcoming festive season and with 9000 registered visitors this show seems successful already” he also added “Diwali is a time when we see sales of jewellery at the peak, and with an effort to capitalize on the opportunity, we have come up with GJS Diwali edition. I am sure exhibitors at GJS would be showcasing some interesting and innovate jewellery, especially made for this festive season…”

GJS will comprise the top of the line manufacturers/wholesalers of Gems & Jewellery as well as dealers from all over the industry. GJS will assemble the best retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, traders, and delegates from across India. GJS endeavors to be the ultimate sourcing platform for doing business and a must-attend for every jeweler interested in the Indian market. 

Mr. Nilesh Shobhawat (Co-Convenor GJS) says “After months of preparations, we are all set to present the Diwali edition of GJS at Bombay Exhibition Centre (NESCO), Mumbai. Our focus has been to give the industry a memorable experience and we are confident we will deliver”

About GJC: All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) represents lakhs of trade constituents comprising manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemologists, designers and allied services to the domestic gems & jewellery industry. The Council functions with the objective to address the industry, its functioning, and its cause with a 360° approach to promote and progress its growth, while protecting the industry's interests. GJC, since the last 15 years, has been serving as a bridge between the government and the trade by undertaking various initiatives on behalf of and for the industry. 

For further information, please feel free to contact All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC): Mr. Mitesh Dhorda, AGM–Mktg & Comm; Mobile: 9820410448; Email: mitesh@gjc.org.in


MG Motor India introduces doorstep vehicle repair and maintenance with ‘MG Service on Wheels’

Gurugram, 20, 2022: MG Motor India introduced ‘MG Service on Wheels’ initiative to provide customers with car repair and maintenance services from the comfort of their homes. This service outreach program reinforces the company’s commitment to providing faster and more efficient service for ease and convenience of its customers. The pilot version of the program has been introduced in Rajkot and the company plans to cover other upcountry markets across India in future.


The ‘MG Service on Wheels’ is a full suite of services to help customers in the periodic maintenance of their vehicles in addition to addressing any repair and upkeep requirements that may arise. It will cover most service operations that are otherwise provided only in a workshop. The program will be manned and operated by fully trained and certified technicians backed by MG’s seamless customer support. This will bolster service network and extend reach across existing market.


‘MG Service on Wheels’ will operate as a mobile workshop equipped with all the necessary tools, spare parts, and other consumables and digital assets to support immediate and unforeseen yet urgent vehicle maintenance requirements.  The program will be powered by a simple and effortless appointment booking system. It will allow customers to connect with the company and schedule their car maintenance at their convenience. 


MG Motor previously introduced various customer-facing initiatives including- ‘MY MG Shield’ and 'MG Care@Home'. While MY MG Shield is a unique and industry-leading car protection and care program; MG Care@Home initiative, rolled out in 2021, is designed to provide contactless repair and sanitization services to customers at their doorstep. As a mark of recognition for its novel and unique services, MG Motor secured the Number 1 ranking in J.D. Power India Customer Service Index (CSI) 2021 Study.



About Service on Wheels

The Service on Wheels initiative will be operationalized through a mobile workshop. The mobile workshop comes equipped with a hydraulic scissor lift attached to a hydraulic power pack, an air compressor with a washing pump and additional provision for dry wash, a digital oil dispenser, a waste oil collection tank, and a pneumatic line with a filter-regulator-lubricator (FRL) unit. In addition to this, there is provision for a fully stacked spare parts rack and illumination through an LED lamp. The workshop vehicle also has a wheel balancer with slider, an electric control box, and a first-aid box.


About MG Motor India

Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand. MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic, and innovative brand over the last 98 years. 


MG Motor India’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, has an annual production capacity of 125,000 vehicles and employs nearly 2,500 workers. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has augmented across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment today. It has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India, including India’s first Internet SUV – MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster and MG Astor- India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and Autonomous (Level 2) technology.


METRO BRANDS LIMITED SET TO BRIGHTEN LIVES OF MUMBAI’S SHOE SHINERS


As part of its latest ‘Ek Kadam Aage’ CSR initiative, Metro Brands will distribute workboxes with the latest tools and accessories to 150 shoe shiners across Mumbai’s railway stations

 

Mumbai: September 20, 2022 – Footwear retail chain Metro Brands will take on the mandate of improving the livelihood of Mumbai’s shoe-shining community through its latest ‘Ek Kadam Aage’ CSR intervention.


The footwear brand will empower shoe shiners working in Mumbai’s railway stations between Churchgate to Mahalaxmi, Malad to Kandivali, VT to Masjid Bunder and Matunga to Byculla through this endeavor. Metro Brands will enable these shoe-shiners to improve their earning potential by training them on boot-polishing techniques, organizing workshops on health and safety for them, apprising them of government benefits available for them and their families and financial literacy.


In the first phase of this transformation project, Metro Brands will facilitate the shoe shiner community of 150 people with customized, red water-proof boxes with separate compartments and equipment’s, across Mumbai’s railway stations. The shoe-shiners will be provided with all the tools and accessories they need to polish repair and refurbish shoes. These kit boxes are designed keeping in mind the occupational health and safety of its user.


“Mumbai’s shoe-shiners are such an integral part of Mumbai city since 1853, when the first suburban railways were inaugurated here. We at Metro brands are committed to empowering this skilled community of shoe shiners in improving their productivity and output, by having better tool kits. The box has everything they need to help them increase their income including the latest tools and even accessories that they can sell. Through our ‘Ek Kadam Aage’ CSR intervention, we look forward to empowering this community and bettering their lives and working conditions,” said Deepika Deepti, Sr. Vice President - Marketing, Metro Brands.


Metro Brands has joined hands with social impact innovator and implementor, The Social Lab (TSL) for this project. TSL envisage social change through an integrated holistic approach that entangles data science, technology, research, empirical formulation, and management techniques. 


“We are honored to partner with Metro Brands on this project — Ek Kadam Aage — to bring back light and sunshine in the lives of Mumbai’s shoe shiners,” said Sahil Arora, Chief Executive Officer, The Social Lab (TSL).


“I would like to thank Metro Brand Limited and The Social Lab (TSL) for conceptualizing and implementing this project. I still see that many shoe shiners still sit in and around the railway stations in Mumbai, work day in and day out and earn the bread for their families through this work.  The government has also been supporting these shoe shiners through various initiatives and the relevant government stakeholders will now work in alignment with TSL to support this cause which can help the shoe shiners in having a better future,” said Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve (MoS), Railway and Coal Minister while addressing the gathering during the distribution ceremony.

Mr Ashish Shelar - Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Shri kantji. Adrm operation and business Mumbai Central, Aziz Fidai Metro Brands Ltd, Sunil Mishra senior DCM. Sanjay Sharma adrm Mumbai Central, Sahil Arora Chief Executive Officer, The Social Lab (TSL), and Adesh Gupta Director TSL also graced the distribution ceremony.

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Image 1 - Shri kantji. Adrm operation and business Mumbai Central, Aziz Fidai Metro Brands Ltd, Sunil Mishra senior DCM. Sanjay Sharma adrm Mumbai Central, Sahil Arora Chief Executive Officer, The Social Lab (TSL), and Adesh Gupta Director TSL, Kishore dha at Metro Brands - 'Ek Kadam Aage' distribution ceremony

Image 2 - Ashish Shelar Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly at the 'Ek Kadam Aage' distribution ceremony

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About Metro Brands Limited (BSE: 543426; NSE: METROBRAND)

www.metrobrands.com

Metro Brands is one of the largest Indian footwear specialty retailers and is amongst the aspirational Indian brands in the footwear category. The company opened its first store under the Metro brand in Mumbai in 1955 and have since evolved into a one-stop shop for all footwear needs, by retailing a wide range of branded products for the entire family including men, women, unisex and kids, and for every occasion including casual and formal events. In addition to men’s, women’s, and kid's footwear, it also has a wide range of handbags, belts, wallets, etc.


Metro Brands retail footwear under its own brands of Metro, Mochi, Walkway, Da Vinchi and J. Fontini, as well as certain third-party brands such as Crocs, Fitflop, Skechers, Clarks, Reebok and Adidas which complement its in-house brands. The Metro footwear range is specially curated based on the regional sensitivity to cater to the needs of different regions.


As of June 30, 2022, the Company operated 644 Stores across 147 cities spread across 30 states and union territories in India.


Monday, September 19, 2022

Kanakia International School Chembur hosts Sports Championship Event


Mumbai, 20th September 2022: Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, and a vision. Games and sports have become an integral element of present-day education. They teach them the qualities of discipline, sportsmanship, team spirit, and leadership. They also enhance the physical and mental development of students.

Kanakia International School is constantly working towards expanding students' horizons into the sports arena. As an international school, it’s the school’s responsibility to organize various events to develop talents and talents. Therefore, every year Kanakia International School organizes variety of activities for students such as this championship.

The school recently organized Sports Championship event at its Chembur campus. The championship event hosted students and teachers from all across Mumbai which gave numerous opportunities for the students to cooperate with each other and exchange knowledge. The competition was held on 17th September 2022.

The program began with the chief guests lighting the ceremonial lamp. The championship meet was then officially declared open by the chief guest after the opening ceremony. 23 schools from across the city participated for the one-day event, which held on Saturday. The event saw the schools participate in the Under-9 Basketball and Under-9, 12, and 14 Chess competition. Around two-hundred and fourty students participated in the event and displayed their mastery in Basketball and Chess. Kanakia International School’s IBDP students volunteered the entire event resulting in smooth execution of the event.

The event commenced with the felicitation ceremony where winners were awarded medals, trophies, prizes, and certificates.

List of Winning Schools in Basketball:

Boys under 9:

1st Position - The Cathedral and John Connon School

1st Runner Up - Mount Litera School International

2nd Runner Up - Kanakia International School

Girls under 9:

1st Position - The Cathedral and John Connon School

1st Runner Up - Anand Vishwa Gurukul

2nd Runner Up - Kanakia International School

Chess Winners

Under 9 Boys

First Position: Nivrit Sreeraman from Kanakia International School

Second Position: Jihaan Shah from Fazlani L'Academie Globale

Under 9 Girls

First Position: Mishka Gulecha from Fazlani L'Academie Globale

Second Position: Grace Taylor from RBK International School

Third Position: Raaisha Mehta from JBCN International School

Under 12 Boys

First Position: Ridaan Sundrani from Fazlani L'Academie Globale

Second Position: Jay Ambre from St. Francis High School

Third Position: Varun Sapre from Next School

Under 12 Girls

First Position: Kritika Basarkar from NES International School

Second Position: Baani Hinduja from JBCN International School

Third Position: Vidita Juwatkar from S M Shetty High School

Under 14 Boys

First Position: Rehaan Barodawala from Goldcrest High School

Second Position: Vedansh Jain from S M Shetty High School

Third Position: Gandhar Gosavi from S M Shetty High School

and Aditya Sehgal from RBK Global School

Under 14 Girls

First Position: Anika Nair from S M Shetty High School

Second Position: Pradnya Patil from Swami Vivekanand High School

Third Position: Nishtha Borana from S M Shetty High School

Principal Ms. Shuchi Shukla of Kanakia International School, IB Board said, 'The athletic events pave way for increased physical health. Also, Sports is not just about winning, it is about building interpersonal bonds and often has elements of wishes fulfilled, not to mention elements of camaraderie and above all, participating for the honour of sports, the glory of the game and the spirit of sportsmanship.'

Principal Ms. Seema Kshatriya of Kanakia International School, CBSE Board said ‘For the holistic development of a child, sports are equally important as academics. More than the physical activity, such events help children build confidence and social skills, and also teaches them benefits of goal-setting and practice.” 

The school management, principal and teachers raised awareness about the values of sports, discipline, perseverance and teamwork during the event. With organizing this championship, Kanakia International School aims to promote and foster health and sportsmanship throughout the school curriculum.

ABOUT KANAKIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CHEMBUR:

Kanakia International School began in the year 2007 in Chembur with a simple and honest goal of providing the finest education to the young learners. Kanakia International School fosters an exquisite academic involvement by encouraging learners to take initiative and become creative thinkers. Spanning across Pre K-12 years, our schools are designed around each learners abilities and primarily work towards building core academic and personal skills.

The success of Kanakia International School can be ascertained by the achievements of our students every academic year and the happiness of our parents community.

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Enactus HR College wins “The National Award for Best Social Initiative for Women Empowerment”



Enactus HR College participated in ’Bhavishya Bharat’ A National Level competition for Social Initiatives, held on 14th September, organized by Nagindas Khandwala College. A total of 186 colleges from across India participated in this event. Enactus HR College presented its flagship Projects “Inaayat” and “Aajeevika” and has won the National Award for Best Social Initiative for Women Empowerment. All judges especially congratulated HR College team on the ideation and execution of these sustainable projects and the HR collage team has received a Trophy, Certificate and Cash Prize as well.  Dr. Pooja Ramchandani Principal H. R. College of Commerce and Economics, said “I am so proud of my students, to have won this National Award”.

Seen in the pictures are speakers Ms. Asmi Ghanshani, Ms. Bhavisha Adwani With Student Coordinators  Ms. Jeel. D. Punmiya and Ms. Surabhi Mishra, President Enactus Ms. Mitali Chhattani,  Faculty Advisor Ms. Kanu Priya Sharma.


The fun-filled trailer of the comedy film 'Modi Ji Ki Beti’ was launched in Mumbai

Mumbai:  The great comedy film, the trailer of soon to be released film 'Modi Ji Ki Beti’ was released today with much fanfare at PVR Icon in Mumbai. During the launch of the trailer not only the star cast of the film was present but many other graced the occasion with their presence. Apart from the trailer, a few songs from the film were also shown to the media during the launch event.


During the trailer launch of 'Modi Ji Ki Beti’, the star cast of the film - Avani Modi, Pitobash and Vikram Kochhar, Tarun Khan na, Director Eddy Singh ,producer Arpit Garg and associate producer Arshad Siddiqui were present and many others also made their presence felt and urged the audiences to watch this film.


Interestingly, Avani Modi has previously worked in many Tamil and Gujarati language films. Avani has received a lot of appreciation for her debut film. In 'Modi Ji Ki Beti’ Avani is in the lead role along with Pitobash and Vikram. Avani Said” The media is the one who made me 'Modi Ji Ki Beti'  I want to thank them. Modi Ji Ki Beti is very special to me. You'll enjoy the film and it also serves a great message. This film is for India it has no connection with politics.“


The Director Eddy Singh, has also directed several ad films in the past and makes his debut with “Modi Ji Ki Beti” as his first feature film. He said “ Modi Ji Beti is a total fun film and a joy ride and we are trying to give good entertaining films. After covid, we need something light to release our stress.“


The film is produced by AE Creatives and presented by Brandex Entertainment the film is being marketed by Brandex India, with Avani Modi, Eddy Singh, and Arpit Garg. stay tuned to get more updates on the film.

Volume of business has grown ever since registering with Government e-Marketplace: GeM Sellers

GeM Seller Samvad held in Mumbai

GeM helps local businesses and SMEs capture the national market

More than Rs. 3 Lakh Crore worth of public procurement done on GeM so far

Posted On: 19 SEP 2022 3:58PM by PIB Mumbai

Mumbai, 19 September 2022

 

“My volume of business has increased ever since I have registered in GeM since 2017. Earlier, I could supply items only in the vicinity of my shop in Fort area and only within Mumbai. Now, I ship my products all over the
country! I have tied up with India Post and three private courier service providers who pick up items from my shop and deliver in due time”, says Hitesh Patel, Proprietor of Milan Stationers and Printers, a firm registered with GeM.

Umesh Nai, Manager of Joseph Leslie Dynamics Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd – a fire safety equipment provider said that they got a total of 30 crore orders through GeM so far! “GeM has drastically reduced cost of doing business, especially in reducing need for travel in meeting prospective buyers. We are an MSME company and hence we get benefits for MSME vendors as provided by the portal. GeM is a very good platform, highly beneficial for a small company like ours”.

Ketan Choudhary, who represents MSME firm Omkar Enterprise stated that GeM has helped their business to grow. They registered with GeM in the year 2020 and started selling printers and toners. Now, they are selling computers and laptops also! “GeM helps small businesses like ours to grow”, he commented.

A number of Government e-Marketplace vendors shared their experiences in GeM Seller Samvad held in Mumbai today. This gave an opportunity to the GeM sellers to learn about the new GeM features and functionalities that further makes it conducive for them to operate on the portal. GeM’s Business Facilitator for Maharashtra and Daman and Diu Nikhil Patil informed that the GeM portal is not only limited to Central Government offices. It provides a one-stop online procurement portal for all Government Buyers including Central/State Ministries, Departments, Bodies & PSUs. All states (except Sikkim) have entered into a MoU with GeM, thereby facilitating businesses from all around the country to do business with Government departments located all over India, even in remote corners. Maharashtra state entered into agreement with GeM in March, 2018, informed Nikhil Patil.  

In his presentation, Shri Patil highlighted the advantages for SMEs for doing business in the GeM portal. MSEs, especially sole proprietors on GeM can now get a loan at the point of acceptance of an order on the GeM platform. Approximately 2,000 minor and 460+ major functionalities have been introduced on GeM, in the last 24 months for increasing ease of doing business.

The Seller Samvad was also attended by Nishant Deengawal, Director  - States and Union Territories (GeM) and Nodal Officer of GeM in Maharashtra. Deputy Director of Press Information Bureau, Mumbai Regional Office, Dheep Joy Mampilly was also present on the occasion.

 

About Government e Marketplace (GeM): 

Government e Marketplace (GeM), the National Public Procurement Portal of the country is an end-to-end online Marketplace for the procurement of goods and services. It was launched on August 9, 2016, as part of the vision of the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for redefining public procurement. GeM has been able to bring about radical changes in the way procurement was done by Government buyers and public sector undertakings. GeM is contactless, paperless, and cashless and stands on three pillars: efficiency, transparency, and inclusivity.

It is noteworthy that GeM has surpassed the milestone of INR 1 Lakh Crore of procurement value, in a single fiscal year in FY 21-22. Since its inception, GeM has facilitated over 1 Crore transactions valued at over INR 3.02 Lakh Crore. This has only been possible with the support of all stakeholders including buyers and sellers across the country.

The buyer base of GeM comprises all Central and State Government departments, cooperative societies and public sector undertakings. The heterogeneous nature of GeM’s seller base clearly reflects on the founding pillar of ‘inclusivity’. Starting from the big companies and conglomerates, the seller base includes women entrepreneurs, Self Help Groups and MSME sellers from all over the country. Moreover, special provisions have also been created on the GeM portal to ensure a seamless on-boarding experience for MSMEs and SHGs. It is worth mentioning that 62 thousand registered government buyers and 50.90 lakh sellers and service providers speak for the size and scale of GeM operations.

Since its inception, GeM has been steadily growing with new product and service categories being added constantly. Currently, there are about 300 service categories and over 10000+ product categories available on GeM. These categories feature around 44 lakhs catalogues of product and service offerings. Further, GeM is an evolving platform and relentlessly works towards adding new features and functionalities to the portal.

Social Inclusion PPT of GeM Seller Samvad


 

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