Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Saregama launches a new vertical - Saregama Talent, introduces its first three next-gen performers Maahi, Pragati, and Arjun

Mumbai, February 1, 2023 – Saregama, an RPSG group company, is thrilled to announce the launch of 'Saregama Talent,' a dedicated vertical exclusively designed for emerging artists. Following this exciting move, the company unveiled its first three next-gen performers - Maahi, Arjun, and Pragati.

These three artists bring a fresh and innovative perspective to the world of music, captivating audiences across different age groups. The launch not only marks the introduction of promising artists, but also underscores Saregama's commitment to nurturing, promoting, and providing a platform for emerging talent.

Welcoming Maahi, Pragati, and Arjun, Vikram Mehra, MD, Saregema India Ltd. said, “The launch of Saregama Talent marks a strategic move to enhance our non-film content offering, a crucial step toward delivering diverse and comprehensive entertainment experiences to our audience. Maahi, Pragati, and Arjun bring a remarkable blend of talent and passion for music. We plan to extensively collaborate with them on a range of audio and video projects. Beyond Hindi, Saregama Talent will soon extend its reach to artists in other languages. We are confident that, with Saregama, this trio will not only make waves in the music industry but also etch their names in the hearts of music lovers worldwide.”

What sets this launch apart is the meticulous training, grooming, and coaching that Maahi, Arjun, and Pragati have undergone with Saregama over the past 12 months. It goes beyond refining their vocal or singing skills, rather delving into every aspect of performance art – acting, stage presence, styling, persona, and a lot more. This comprehensive approach ensures they are not just musicians but well-rounded performers, ready to leave a lasting impression.

As the curtains rise on 'Saregama Talent,' the stage is set for a new era of music performers. Stay tuned for Maahi, Pragati, and Arjun’s music journeys under the esteemed banner of Saregama.

About Saregama India Limited:

Saregama India Limited, formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd is a RPSG group company owning the largest music archives in India and one of the biggest in the world.  The ownership of nearly 50 per cent of all the music ever recorded in India also makes Saregama the most authoritative repository of the country’s musical heritage. Saregama has also expanded into other branches of entertainment - publishing, film production and digital content.

About RPSG Group:

RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group is one of India’s fastest growing conglomerates with a significant global presence. The Group’s businesses include power and energy, carbon black manufacturing, retail, IT-enables services, FMCG, media and entertainment and agriculture.

ITC Ltd’s Sunfeast YiPPee! and Bingo! Become the Regional Sponsor of Argentina National Football Team

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National, 31st January 2024: In an exciting move that is certain to delight football fans in India, Bingo! and Sunfeast YiPPee! from ITC Ltd., have joined hands with the Argentine Football Association (AFA), as their Official Regional Sponsor. 

The World Champion Argentina Football team enjoys huge fan following in India. The admiration for the team and game is significantly growing especially among the young audience. YiPPee! and Bingo! as youth-oriented brands, are all about fun, excitement, being playful, which beautifully resonates with the spirit of AFA. 

As part of this strategic partnership, YiPPee! and Bingo! will harness the rich legacy of AFA to engage with consumers through a series of unique initiatives.  Participants will have the chance to win match tickets, meet and greet team players, branded merchandise, memorabilia and much more. Further, through this association the brands aim to deepen their reach and offer unparalleled experience that celebrates the shared adoration for the sport. 

Celebrating the partnership, the respective brands today unveiled exclusive packs featuring star players like Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, Julián Álvarez and Emiliano Martínez, merchandise and memorabilia at an event held at ITC Sonar. 

Commenting on the exciting association, Suresh Chand, Vice president & Head of Marketing, Snacks, Noodles & Pasta, ITC Foods, said, “As brands, we are constantly pursuing innovative ways to connect with our audience. Our partnership with World Champion Argentina, is a testament to our continuous efforts to delight our consumers by offering them memorable experiences. Through this collaboration, we aim to elevate the fan experience and deepen our connection with consumers, offering them unique opportunities to immerse themselves in their beloved sport.”

Echoing the excitement, Mr. Leandro Petersen, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer of the Argentine Football Association said, “We are thrilled to welcome Bingo! and YiPPee! as our Regional Sponsor in India. Football possesses the power to transcend borders and cultures, and we are confident that this collaboration will not only amplify the love for the sport in India, but also create unforgettable experiences for fans. Together, we look forward to crafting cherished memories for fans across India."

YiPPee! also launched a unique G.O.A.T (Greatest Offer of All Time) promo, where participants will have to sign up for the contest and share their YiPPee! happy moment with the Argentina football players to receive personalized digital memorabilia and compete to win original autographed jerseys and several other AFA branded merchandize. 

So, get ready to witness the electrifying fusion of football and snacking as Bingo! YiPPee! and AFA take the field together

Doctor 365 Bollywood Maha Arogya Shivir Witnesses Presence of Renowned Personalities"

Renowned singer Udit Narayan, Social worker and Producer Smita Thackeray, actor-director Dheeraj Kumar, and others attended the 'Doctor 365 Bollywood Maha Arogya Shivir' organized by Dr. Dharmendra Kumar and filmmaker Dheeraj Kumar at Chitrakoot Ground in Andheri West. The Free medical and health camp, which took place on Sunday, proved to be highly successful, benefiting thousands of people from film ,TV and media. Bollywood celebrities, technicians, backstage workers, and media professionals and their families participated in this well-organized health check-up camp.

The event featured prominent figures such as Udit Narayan,Dr. Soma Ghosh, Smita Thackeray, Ganesh Acharya, MLA Bharati Lavekar, Dilip Sen, Sudesh Bhosle , Sunil Pal, VIP, Israel's Consul General Kobbi Shoshani, Georgia's Consul General Satendra Ahuja, and Rotary's Arun Bhargava, among others. All guests were honored with souvenirs, shawls, and mementos, appreciating the efforts of Dr. Dharmendra Kumar and Dheeraj Kumar, making it a historically significant mega health camp.

Two fully equipped ambulance vans were launched at the event, sponsored by SIDBI's Deputy Managing Director Prakash Kumar and Dangal TV's Managing Director Manish Singhal.

Smita Thackeray expressed her satisfaction with the Bollywood Mega Health Camp, and Mukkti Foundation's support in the medical camp was also acknowledged. Mukkti Foundation has consistently worked in the fields of women empowerment ,education, health, and social service.

Dr. Dharmendra Kumar, the head of Doctor 365, and filmmaker Dheeraj Kumar jointly organized the Bollywood Mega Health Camp, which received support from Mukkti Foundation, Ganesh Acharya Foundation, PBC Education and Financial Services Pvt Ltd, Bright Outdoor Media Ltd , Sangeeta Tiwari Trust, Rotary District 3141, UFO Moviez, SBI Foundation, and 92.7 Big FM .

Dr. Dharmendra Kumar highlighted the success of the third year of the Bollywood Mega Health Camp, providing free health cards up to 5 lakhs and E Shram cards up to 2 lakhs for those in need. Specialized doctors for various health issues, including heart , cancer, orthopedics, eyes, ears, acupuncture, chiropractor, nose, and throat specialists, were present at the camp. Free health check-ups, medicines, eye examinations, distribution of glasses, and wheelchairs were provided at the camp.

लोकशाही’ चित्रपटाचा शानदार ट्रेलर आणि म्युझिक लॉंच सोहळा दणक्यात पार पडला


मराठी मनोरंजन चित्रपट विश्व : लोकशाही’ चित्रपटाचा शानदार ट्रेलर आणि म्युझिक लॉंच सोहळा दणक्यात पार पडला

लोकशाही चित्रपटाच्या नुकत्याच प्रदर्शित झालेल्या पोस्टरने संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्रात धुमाकूळ घातला आहे. हीच उत्सुकता पुढे ताणत ३० जानेवारी २०२४ रोजी चित्रपटाचा ट्रेलर आणि म्युझिक लॉंच सोहळा दणक्यात पार पडला आहे. प्रेक्षकांना खिळवून ठेवणाऱ्या जबरदस्त ट्रेलर आणि चित्रपटातील गाण्यांने रसिकांचं मन जिंकून घेतलं असून सोशल मीडियावर प्रचंड प्रतिसाद मिळतो आहे. 

घराणेशाहीत जगणाऱ्या प्रस्थापितांचा कोणत्याही थराला जाऊन सत्ता मिळवण्याचा हव्यास ट्रेलरमधून दिसत आहे. या सत्तासंघर्षात कोणाचातरी जीव जाणार आहे, पण कोणाचा जीव कोण घेणार या रहस्याचं कोडं चित्रपटात उलगडणार आहे. मनाला प्रश्नांच्या घेऱ्यात अडकवणारं कथानक, गंभीर आणि खोल संवाद, दर्जेदार कलाकारांची जुगलबंदी, मंत्रमुग्ध करणारी गाणी आणि अंगावर शहारे आणणारं पार्श्वसंगीत या समीकरणामुळे लोकशाही चित्रपटाची चर्चा महाराष्ट्रात सर्वत्र होताना दिसत आहे.  

चित्रपटाचा ट्रेलर लॉन्च सोहळा चित्रपटाचे निर्माते सुशीलकुमार अग्रवाल, ज्येष्ठ अभिनेते मोहन आगाशे, तेजश्री प्रधान, अमितरियान आणि सर्व कलाकार व इतर मान्यवरांच्या उपस्थितीत दणक्यात पार पडला. मोहन आगाशे यांनी ‘चित्रपट निर्मितीची प्रक्रिया धमाल मजेदार होती’ असं सांगितलं असून चित्रपटाच्या प्रदर्शनाची त्यांना प्रचंड उत्सुकता आहे. संगीत दिग्दर्शक संजय राजी या जोडीमधील राजी यांनी 'सख्या रे' हे सुमधुर आणि जयदीप बागवडकर यांनी 'ओ भाऊ' हे उत्साही गाणं गाऊन सोहळ्यातील उपस्थितांची मने जिंकली. 

"गेली चाळीस वर्ष अल्ट्रा मीडिया अँड एंटरटेनमेंट प्रायव्हेट लिमिटेड, भारतीय सिनेसृष्टीत सिडी डिविडीपासून ओटीटीपर्यंत बदलत्या तंत्रज्ञानासोबत जुळवून घेत दिमाखात आपलं अस्तित्व टिकवून आहे. लोकशाही हा राजकारणातील अराजकता टिपणारा आणि घराणेशाही व्यवस्थेवर बोट ठेवणारा प्रभावी चित्रपट आहे." असे अल्ट्रा मीडिया अँड एंटरटेनमेंट प्रायव्हेट लिमिटेडचे सी.ई.ओ. श्री.सुशीकुमार अग्रवाल म्हणाले.

*लोकशाही चित्रपटाचा ट्रेलर पहा*

*‘लोकशाही’ ट्रेलर आणि म्युझिक लॉंच सोहळ्याचे व्हिडीओ डाऊन लोड करण्यासाठी लिंक*

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Crompton recognized as India’s Best Managed Companies 2023 by Deloitte India for the second consecutive year

30th January 2024, Mumbai: Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. has been honored as one of India’s Best Managed Companies 2023 by Deloitte India recognizing its consistent efforts to drive business excellence for the second consecutive year. India’s “Best Managed Companies” winners are amongst the best-in-class Indian companies demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities, innovation, culture, commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Crompton has established itself as a leading brand in the consumer electricals industry while generating industry-leading returns since its inception. Guided by its purpose, Crompton aims to deliver unparalleled value to all stakeholders. With a rich legacy of over 85 years, Crompton has continually  invested in brand and innovation to better cater to the needs of modern Indian consumers; providing them with high performance and superior quality products. 

Talking about the company’s recent achievement, Promeet Ghosh, Managing Director & CEO - Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. said, "We are immensely honored to be acknowledged by Deloitte as India’s “Best Managed Company”. As we embark on the Crompton 2.0 journey, we are poised to further accelerate our growth through investing in brand building, innovation, digitization & people capabilities while continuing our focus on manufacturing, supply chain & GTM excellence with digital transformation being an important enabler across the value chain.”

He further added, “Over the years Crompton has always stood for excellence in quality. This recognition reflects the collective efforts of our dedicated team at Crompton. It is the driving force behind our success. We will continue to invest in and nurture our people to ensure the sustained growth of our company."

The Best Managed Companies is a marquee Deloitte programme that aims to celebrate and build a community of private businesses that are creating a better future. It is backed by a significant history of close to 30 years and a proven framework that has brought value to almost 1,300 private companies across 45 countries. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies across the globe undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with the prestigious title of a ‘Best Managed Company’. Since 2021, the globally celebrated programme has been brought to India by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (Deloitte India).

"The BMC 2023 honorees, emerging from a meticulous and comprehensive evaluation process, are more than just winners in a competition; they are pioneers redefining industry standards. Their leadership in adopting cutting-edge technologies, their commitment to sustainable practices, and their ability to navigate complex global markets have set them apart. These companies are not just driving economic growth; they are shaping the future of their respective industries, demonstrating that ethical practices and innovative strategies are key to long-term success in the rapidly evolving business world,” said K.R. Sekar, Partner, Deloitte India.

54th Pension Adalat to be held on 19th March 2024

The Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai will be holding the 54th Postal Pension Adalat for pensioners/family pensioners of Postal Department on 19th March 2024 at 15.00 Hrs, in the Office of Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai -400 001.

Grievances regarding pensionary benefits pertaining to those who retired/died while in service from Department of Posts, Pensioners of Postal Department, Maharashtra and Goa States, which have not been settled within 3 months, will only be entertained in the Postal Pension Adalat. 

             Cases involving purely legal points i.e. succession, Notional pension, TBOP/MACP Promotion, stepping up of pay and disciplinary cases involving policy matters and cases pending for review of DPC will not be considered in Pension Adalat.  Pensioner should forward their grievance individually (not in bulk or on behalf of others) in triplicate in the proforma attached to Accounts Officer, Pension Adalat, O/o Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai GPO Bldg., 2nd Floor, Mumbai -400 001 on or before 19th-feb - 2024.  The applications received after 19th Feb- 2024 will not be considered in the Pension Adalat




1. Name of the pensioner /Family pensioner with Designation at the time of retirement/death

2. Name of Post Office from where retired etc. and date of retirement

3 PPO No.

4 Name of the Post Office with name of Postal Division from where Pension is being drawn 

5 Postal address of the pensioner

with phone no.

6 Complaint in brief (Attach application containing details if required)

7 Date & signature of the Individual/Pensioner with Mobile No.

प्रेस नोट

पेंशन अदालत

मुख्य पोस्टमास्तर जनरल, महाराष्ट्र सर्कल, मुंबई द्वारेटपाल विभागाच्या निवृत्तिवेतनधारकांसाठी / कुटुंबनिवृत्तवेतनधारकांसाठी 54वी पेंशन अदालत  दिनांक 19-03-2024  रोजी  15.00 वाजता  मुख्य पोस्टमास्तर जनरल, महाराष्ट्र सर्कल, मुंबई -400 001 येथे आयोजित केली आहे. 

निवृत्तिवेतनधारकांच्या लाभाशी संबंधित तक्रारी, जे टपाल विभागातून निवृत्त झाले आहेत / ज्यांची सेवेत असताना मृत्यु झालेली आहे, टपाल विभाग, महाराष्ट्र आणि गोवा राज्यांचे निवृत्तिवेतनधारक ज्यांचे 3 महिन्यांच्या आत पूर्तता झालेली नाही अशा प्रकरणांचा डाक पेंशन अदालत मध्ये विचार केला जाईल. 

पेंशन अदालतमध्ये पूर्णपणे कायदेशीर मुद्द्यांसह प्रकरणे,ई. वारसा प्रमाणपत्र, कल्पित पेन्शन, टीबीओपी / एमएसीपी पदोन्नती, वेतनश्रेणी वाढविणे आणि धोरणात्मक बाबींसह शिस्तभंगाच्या आणि डी.पी.सी च्या  पुनरावलोकनासाठी प्रलंबित प्रकरणांचा विचार केला जाणार नाही. निवृत्तिवेतनधारक खाली दिलेल्या प्रपत्रामध्ये आपले अर्जाचे तिप्पट प्रति, लेखा अधिकारी, अदालत, मुख्य पोस्टमास्तर जनरल कार्यालय, महाराष्ट्र सर्कल, मुंबई जीपीओ भवन, दूसरा मजला, मुंबई – 400 001 ला 19-02-2024 रोजी किंवा यापूर्वी वैयक्तिक रुपा ने (तक्रारीं ची मोठया प्रमाणात /इतरांच्या वतीने नाही ) पाठवू शकता. 19-02-2024 च्या नंतर मिळालेल्या अर्जांवर पेंशन अदालतमध्ये विचार करण्यात येणार नाही.

भारतीय डाक विभाग 

डाक पेंशन अदालतच्या अर्जाचा फॉर्म 


विषय वैयक्तिक / निवृत्तिवेतनधारक अन्वये भरण्यात येणारे तपशील

1. निवृत्ती / मृत्युच्यावेळी पदनामसह निवृत्तिधारकाचे / कुटुंब निवृत्तिधारकाचे नाव

2. कार्यालयाचे नाव जिथून निवृत्त झाले आहेत आणि निवृत्तीची तारीख

3 पीपीओ क्रमांक

4 पोस्टऑफिस आणि डिवीजन चे नाव जिथे पेंशन घेतली जात आहे.

5 निवृत्तिवेतनधारकाचा पोस्टाचा पत्ता 

दूरध्वनी सोबत.

6 थोडक्यात तक्रार

(जर आवश्यकता असेल तर तपशीलासह अर्ज जोडा.)

7 व्यक्ती / निवृत्तिवेतनधारकांची सही आणि दिनांक   व मो.न.

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

पेंशन अदालत

मुख्य पोस्टमास्टर जनरल, महाराष्ट्र सर्किल, मुंबई द्वारा डाक विभाग के पेंशनभोगियों / परिवार पेंशनभोगियों के लिए 54वीं डाक पेंशन अदालत का आयोजन  19-03-2024 को 15.00 बजे मुख्य पोस्टमास्टर जनरल का कार्यालय, महाराष्ट्र सर्किल, मुंबई – 400 001 में किया जाएगा ।

इस पेंशन अदालत में डाक विभाग से सेवानिवृत्त/सेवाकाल में मृत हुए महाराष्ट्र और गोवा राज्य के लोगों की पेंशन हितलाभों संबंधी ऐसी शिकायतों को लिया जाएगा जिनका तीन माह के भीतर निपटारा नहीं हुआ है।

 पेंशन अदालत में विशुद्ध रूप से कानूनी बिंदुओं जैसे कि उत्तराधिकार, कल्पित पेंशन, टीबीओपी/एमएसीपी पदोन्नति, वेतन में वृद्धि एवं नीतिगत मसलों से जुड़े अनुशासनिक मामलों वाली शिकायतों तथा डी.पी.सी की समीक्षा के लिए लंबित मामलोंपर विचार नहीं किया जाएगा। पेंशनभोगी नीचे दिए गए प्रपत्र में अपनी शिकायतें तीन प्रतियोंमें लेखा अधिकारी, पेंशन अदालत, मुख्य पोस्टमास्टर जनरल का कार्यालय, महाराष्ट्र सर्किल, दूसरी मंजिल, जीपीओ भवन, मुंबई – 400 001 को 19-02-2024 को या इससे पूर्व वैयक्तिक रुप से (थोक में  या  दूसरों की ओर से नहीं) भेज सकते हैं।  19-02-2024 के पश्चात प्राप्त आवेदनों पर पेंशन अदालत में विचार नहीं किया जाएगा।  

भारतीय डाक विभाग

डाक पेंशन अदालत का आवेदन प्रपत्र

क्रम सं. विषय व्यक्ति / पेंशनभोगी द्वारा भरा जाने वाला ब्यौरा

1. सेवानिवृत्ति / मृत्यु के समय पदनाम सहित पेंशनभोगी/ परिवार पेंशनभोगी का नाम

2. कार्यालय का नाम जहाँ से सेवानिवृत्त हुए हैं तथा सेवानिवृत्ति की तारीख

3 पीपीओ संख्या 

4 डाकघर का एवं डाकमंडल का नाम जहाँ से पेंशन का आहरण किया जा रहा है ।

5 पेंशनभोगी का डाक पता दूरभाष सहित

6 संक्षिप्त में शिकायत 

(यदि आवश्यकता हो तो ब्योरे को शामिल करते हुए आवेदन संलग्न करें ।)

7 व्यक्ति / पेंशनभोगी के हस्ताक्षर एवं तारीख और मो.न.

Monday, January 29, 2024


Industrialist Mr.Yohan Poonawalla bagged both the Concours Prize for his 1927 Rolls Royce (Pranlal Bhogilal Rolling Trophy) in the Vintage category and his 1958 Mercedes 190SL (Nanji V Dossa Trophy) in the Classic category.


The event was judged by H.H.Rana Manvendra Singh Barwani from the ruling state of Barwani.


Mr.Poonawalla also bagged many other prizes for his 12 Car display including 2 Ferraris.





Sunday, January 28, 2024

नवक्षितिज महाराष्ट्र गौरव पुरस्काराने राज्यातील 26 रत्ने सन्मानित


मुंबई-नवक्षितिज चॅरिटेबल ट्रस्ट,आरे, गोरेगाव (पूर्व )  या सेवाभावी संस्थेच्या वतीने आज गोरेगाव (पूर्व ),भानुबेन नाणवटी कलाघर, नंदादीप शाळा, जयप्रकाश नगर येथे राजस्तरीय नवक्षितिज महाराष्ट्र गौरव पुरस्कार 2024 

सोहळा आयोजित केला होता.या सोहळ्याचे

आयोजन ट्रस्टचे अध्यक्ष सुनील कुमरे यांनी केले होते.सुमारे साडेतीन तास हा शानदार सोहळा रंगला होता.

या कार्यक्रमाला पंजाब-हरियाणाचे माजी न्यायमूर्ती व डहाणू तालुका पर्यावरण संरक्षण प्राधिकरणाचे चेअरमन अरुणकुमार चौधरी,निर्मलकुमार देशमुख (आयएएस ),मोहन राठोड ( आय पी एस ),कामगार नेते अभिजित राणे,मुंबई काँग्रेसचे सरचिटणीस संदेश कोंडविलकर,उत्तर पश्चिम मुंबई कॉंग्रेस जिल्हाध्यक्ष क्लाव्हई डायस,निवड समिती पुरस्कार सोहळा अध्यक्ष इमरान राही, जेष्ठ पत्रकार मनोहर कुंभेजकर,औषध निर्माणतज्ञ-व्याख्याते डॉ.महेश अभ्यंकर,

नवक्षितिज चॅरिटेबल ट्रस्टचे सल्लागार रफिक शेख आदी मान्यवर उपस्थितीत होते.कार्यक्रमाचे सूत्रसंचालन निवेदिका 

संगीता थोरात यांनी केले.

या मान्यवरांनी आपल्या भाषणात सुनील कुमरे यांच्या कार्याचा गौरव केला.ते एक हार्डकोर कार्यकर्ते असून नवक्षितिज चॅरिटेबल ट्रस्ट सारख्या सेवाभावी संस्थांचे इतर संस्थांनी अनुकरण करून महाराष्ट्रात अश्या संस्था वाढीस लागणे गरजेचे असल्याचे मत व्यक्त केले.

नवक्षितिज महाराष्ट्र गौरव पुरस्काराने राज्यातील प्रशासकीय, आरोग्य, क्रीडा, सामाजिक, कला, शैक्षणिक, या क्षेत्रात उल्लेखनीय कार्य करणाऱ्या  एकूण 26 जणांना गौरवशाल,सन्मानचिन्ह,मानपत्र,मेडल,तुळशीचे रोपटे देवून गौरवण्यात आले.

यामध्ये राजीव गायकवाड (नागपूर), सिध्दी मणेरीकर,अँड जगदीश जायले (मुंबई),  डॉ.इंद्रजीत खांडेकर (सेवाग्राम वर्धा), ,स्नेहा  कोकणे पाटील (नाशिक) ,पियू चौहान (मुंबई),सुनिता नागरे (मुंबई),सुप्रिया चव्हाण (मुंबई),डॉ महालक्ष्मी वानखेडकर (मुंबई),दत्ता शिरसाट (मुंबई),सुजाता  तावडे (मुंबई) ,शंकर बळी (मुंबई), सचिन कामतेकर (मुंबई) ,रंजना संखे (पालघर),शुजाउद्दीन शाहिद (मुंबई),प्राचार्य प्रकाश खंडार (वर्धा) , आरिफ पटेल (मुंबई) ,माही राठोड (मुंबई) ,फरहान हनीफ शेख (मुंबई), राहुल मोहन (नवी मुंबई),सुप्रिया चव्हाण (मुंबई)  ,डॉ जतीन वालिया( मुंबई) , ,राजेश पवार (मुंबई) ,मुकुंदराव मसराम (वर्धा) ,किरण फुलझले (नागपूर), अशा महाराष्ट्रातील विविध क्षेत्रांमधील उल्लेखनीय कार्य करणाऱ्या मान्यवरांना नवक्षितिज महाराष्ट्र गौरव पुरस्कार देऊन सन्मानित करण्यात आले.

 नवक्षितिज महाराष्ट्र गौरव पुरस्काराने राज्यातील प्रशासकीय, आरोग्य, क्रीडा, सामाजिक, कला, शैक्षणिक, या क्षेत्रात उल्लेखनीय कार्य करणाऱ्या  एकूण 26 जणांना गौरवशाल,सन्मानचिन्ह,मानपत्र,मेडल,तुळशीचे रोपटे देवून गौरवण्यात आले.यावेळी ट्रस्टचे सचिव धर्मराज तोकला, खजिनदार दिपक शिंदे, तसेच पदाधिकारी व सदस्य उपस्थित होते .

Hindustan Pencils Inspires Young Minds at 6th Krazy Kids Carnival

Mumbai - January 28, 2024 - Hindustan Pencils, a leader in the stationery industry and the driving force behind iconic brands like Apsara and Nataraj, had prepared to infuse the 6th Krazy Kids Karnival at Nesco grounds in Goregaon from 26th to 28th January 2024 with a wave of creativity. With an expansive stall, Hindustan Pencils aimed to enchant young minds through a variety of engaging activities and captivating product display

The stall was ingeniously divided into two zones, both promising a unique and entertaining experience. In the Art Zone, children had the opportunity to explore their artistic potential with Hindustan Pencil's extensive range of high-quality art materials. From vibrant colored pencils to innovative drawing tools, this space served as a haven for budding artists, fostering creativity and self-expression.

Kids were enchanted as they participated in the "Create Magic with Matt Magic" activity, crafting art and crafts with Matt Magic pencils. The Matt Magic Longest Shaving Contest promised friendly competition, showcasing skills in a fun and engaging manner. The elegant Absolute Pencil Stand was on display, a must-have accessory for every young artist.  
Pradip Ughade, President, Hindustan Pencils, said, “As we stepped into the vibrant world of the 6th Krazy Kids Karnival, we, at Hindustan Pencils, were delighted to ignite the spark of creativity that resides within every child. Apsara and Nataraj stood as testament to our commitment to fostering innovation and imagination. Through engaging activities and captivating displays, we invited families to join us on this journey of discovery and self-expression. At Hindustan Pencils, we believe in the power of creativity to shape young minds, and we were thrilled to be part of an event that celebrates the boundless potential of every child.”

Hindustan Pencils, with its rich legacy of inspiring generations, is committed to providing a platform for continuous engagement, entertainment, and education. The 6th Krazy Kids Karnival promised to be an unforgettable experience for children and families alike, as Hindustan Pencils ignites the spark of creativity in every young heart.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Overwhelming response on the 2nd day of CREDAI-MCHI India’s largest property expo with over INR 73 crore inventory and 98000 sq. ft. area sold with 13963 footfalls and 155 e-registrations

 Overwhelming response with over 73 crores of inventory sold on the 2nd day of the 31st property expo organized by CREDAI- MCHI

Mumbai…January 27, 2024… The 31st edition of CREDAI-MCHI Property Expo has maintained its triumphant momentum, drawing an exceptional response from homebuyers since its inauguration on January 26th. Witnessing a remarkable footfall of over 13963 people on its second day, the expo anticipates an even greater turnout on its final day. Noteworthy achievements include the sale of over INR 73 crore worth on day one of the expo and the completion of 155 e-registrations.

Renowned developers such as Piramal Realty, Adani Realty, and Dosti Realty, among others, have actively participated in showcasing over 1000 residential and commercial properties. The expo also facilitates interactions with 12 major banks and presents more than 25 home loan options to prospective buyers. Hosted at the prestigious Jio World Convention Centre in BKC, Mumbai, the expo, organized by CREDAI-MCHI, the apex body of the real estate industry in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), is scheduled from January 26th to 28th, 2024, from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm.

Mr. Domnic Romell, President of CREDAI-MCHI, expressed his enthusiasm about the remarkable response from homebuyers, stating, "We are thrilled by the overwhelming turnout of homebuyers at the expo. We are excited about the sale of around 75 inventory worth INR 73 crore, and the completion of 155 e-registrations. Attendees can explore digitally smart homes with discounts of up to 9 lakhs, accompanied by complimentary furniture. Additionally, flexible payment options are available to ease the burden of EMIs, thereby enhancing accessibility to homeownership. With approximately 500 residential and 100 commercial projects showcased, this expo presents a golden opportunity for prospective buyers."

In line with its commitment to promoting inclusivity in homeownership, CREDAI-MCHI is offering special incentives for women purchasing homes and availing home loans, aiming to empower them and foster independent homeownership. Exclusive offers such as 0% stamp duty and registration fees further enhance the appeal of the expo, ensuring a rewarding experience for all attendees.

The theme of this year's expo, "Zero is our Hero," has garnered significant attention, introducing a pioneering initiative offering buyers zero registration fees and zero stamp duty on select homes (terms & conditions apply). Moreover, the Super CP 2024 scheme, providing an extra 0.25% commission to channel partners for each confirmed booking, has added to the excitement surrounding the event.


CREDAI-MCHI is an apex body comprising members from the Real Estate Industry in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). With an impressive membership of over 1800+ leading developers in MMR, CREDAI-MCHI has extended its reach throughout the region, establishing units in various locations such as Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Virar, Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Palghar-Boisar, Bhiwandi, Uran-Dronagiri, Shahapur-Murbad, and most recently in Alibag, Karjat-Khalapur-Khopoli, and Pen. Being the only Government-recognized body for private sector developers in MMR, CREDAI-MCHI is dedicated to promoting the industry’s organization and progress. 

As a part of CREDAI National, an apex body of 13000 developers across the nation, CREDAI-MCHI has emerged as a preferred platform for regional discussions on housing and habitat by establishing close and strong ties with the government. It is committed to breaking barriers to create a strong, organized, and progressive real estate sector in the MMR.The vision of CREDAI-MCHI is to empower the Real Estate fraternity of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as it preserves, protects, and advances the right to housing for all. To continue being a trusted ally, guiding their members, supporting the Government on policy advocacy, and assisting those they serve through the ever-evolving real estate fraternity.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Ehsaas' - A Soulful Melodious Journey A melodious evening of Urdu poetry, Ghazals and Sufi music

Mumbai, January 26, 2024 - Department of Minority Development, Government of Maharashtra in association with Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Akademi, invites you to the Cultural Enrichment and Artistic melodious Program "EHSAAS". We invite you to come today to experience this mesmerizing event. Urdu poetry program was successfully organized for last 11 years. Its new form is going to be the program 'EHSAAS'. From this we will get to see the confluence of Shayari, Ghazal and Sufi on one platform.

Music has always been considered sacred in Indian culture. Also, music is considered as an excellent means of salvation. The show 'Ehsaas' is not just about presentation; So there will be a soulful melodious dialogue between the artists and the audience in this program. In the program, an endless repertoire of Urdu poetry, ghazals and Sufi music will be presented to you by renowned artists. Sufi music is characterized by spirituality, love and harmony. Sufi music has a unique combination of elements of Indian classical music, folk music and love, which is why Sufi music is always deeply rooted in the human mind. Our India is the land of Sufi saints like Amir Khusro, Baba Bulleh Shah and Saint Kabir. So the quality of Sufi music remained high with us. The biggest proof of this is the place of honour Sufi music has got in Bollywood. The program will be moderated by senior journalist Imtiaz Khalil and will be paired with actor, writer, stand-up comedian Rehman Khan and poet Priya Malik.

The uniqueness of this program is that one can feel the joy of Urdu poetry with young poets. The listeners can enjoy the poetry of 4 veterans of the world of Urdu poetry namely Wasim Barelvi, Manzar Bhopali, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Obed Azam Azmi. After that, the audience will get a chance to listen to the mesmerizing voices of renowned singers Hariharan and Harshdeep Kaur. To spice up the event, Shabab Sabri, scion of the famous Sabri Brothers, will also be on hand to entertain the audience 

We request your attendance at this event to witness an amazing amalgamation of Urdu culture, literature and heritage. The special thing is that this program is going to be free for all.

Art is a wonderful thing spread everywhere- Abdul Sattar Minister for Minority Development and Auqaf Department

Any art instantly dissolves all differences like religion, language, creed. That is why the artist always gives us a feeling of endless happiness. There is no doubt that this program Ehsaas will surely touch your heart.

Music is our soul- IA Kundan- State Minorities Department Principal Secretary

Art cannot be compared with anything. That's why music has always been the closest to the limits of man. We will also get to experience the heritage of Urdu literary culture through this program Ehsaas.

Performing Artist:

Wasim Barelvi: A poet, professor and international award winner, he is known for touching human emotions with his words. Barelvi is known for his precise weaving of human emotions. That is why his couplets are popular from common people to very special people.

Ashok Chakradhar: Padma Shri awardee, eminent writer, poet and director, known for his unique poetry.He has visited America, England, Soviet Union, Australia, Mauritius, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Palestine, Israel, Oman, Trinidad and Tobago for literary, cultural and educational programs. .

Obaid Azam Azmi: Secretary of Anjuman-e-Tarqi, author of touching poetry and contribution to the field of Urdu literature.

Sachin Pilgaonkar: A multi-talented personality - actor, director and producer, engaging the audience with his poetic quality.

Hariharan: A legend in Indian music for decades, known for his velvety voice in Bollywood hits and ghazals.

Harshdeep Kaur: Indian playback singer known for her Bollywood Hindi, Punjabi, English and Sufi songs. She is popularly known as the "Sultana of Sufis" due to her soulful singing.

Shabab Sabri: Shabab Sabri is a famous Bollywood playback singer. Shabab Sabri's father Iqbal Sabri and uncle Afzal Sabri were Qawalli and Sufi singers from India.

Shabab Sabri started training under Rashid Khan at the age of 14. Later, Sabri studied with her father and has performed in many live shows.

Program Details:

Program Name: Ehsaas

Date and Time: 26 January 2024

Time- 5:30 PM

Venue: Gateway of India, Mumbai

Presented by Minority Development Department, Government of Maharashtra, and Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Akadami.

Mumbai's Broadband Speed Battle: Airtel Takes the Lead - Open signal Report, January 2024

In the vibrant city of Mumbai, a recent Opensignal report, dated January 2024, highlights a significant shift in the broadband experience landscape. Airtel has emerged as the clear leader in broadband speed, outpacing its nearest competitor, Jio, by a considerable margin. The report details that Airtel's broadband download speed clocks in at an impressive 56.6 Mbps, which is 24.6% faster than Jio's offering. This lead extends to upload speeds as well, where Airtel registers 44.6 Mbps, surpassing Jio by 15.8%.

The importance of these speeds cannot be understated in a city as digitally connected as Mumbai. Download speed, a critical component of the broadband experience, dictates the efficiency with which users can access and download content from the internet. This is particularly relevant for streaming videos, downloading large files, and browsing content-rich websites. Airtel's dominance in this area suggests a smoother and more efficient online experience for its users, an essential factor in both personal and professional realms.

The overall broadband scenario in Mumbai reflects a competitive and evolving market, with service providers continuously striving to enhance their offerings. The Opensignal report underscores the significance of download speed as a crucial element of the broadband experience. As Mumbai advances as a key technological hub, the quality and speed of broadband services are expected to play a central role in shaping the city's digital narrative.

In summary, the Opensignal report of January 2024 positions Airtel at the forefront of Mumbai's broadband scene, highlighting the company's superior speed and robust service. This development is a clear indicator of the ongoing advancements in broadband technology and the growing emphasis on providing faster and more reliable internet connections to cater to the burgeoning needs of Mumbai's digital populace.

FICCI announces appointment of Kevin Vaz, CEO, Broadcast Entertainment, Viacom18 as the Chairman of FICCI Media & Entertainment Committee

NEW DELHI, 24 January 2024: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), today, announced the appointment of Mr Kevin Vaz, CEO – Broadcast Entertainment, Viacom18 as the Chairman of FICCI Media & Entertainment Committee.


Mr Vaz, a highly accomplished executive with nearly three decades of experience in the Media & Entertainment industry, joined Viacom18 in July 2023 as CEO - Broadcast Entertainment. In his current capacity, he oversees the media company's broadcast business, film studio, merchandising business, live entertainment, and regional entertainment on Viacom18’s digital (OTT) platform. Mr Vaz's visionary leadership and strategic insight have already begun elevating the company’s television viewership, scaled up revenue realization, and significantly increased the network's overall market share across genres and geographies.


FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee for the last 25 years has been the principal force behind major policy changes and working towards fostering growth, advocating for favourable policies, and promoting the overall development of the sector and its allied ecosystems. The committee has been chaired by Mr Yash Chopra, Mr Karan Johar, Mr Uday Shankar, Mr Sanjay Gupta and Ms Jyoti Deshpande in the past.


Ms Leena Jaisani, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI said, "FICCI, as the apex industry association, has consistently led the charge in fostering collaborations with diverse stakeholders within the realms of Indian commerce and government.  In navigating the complexities of this dynamic landscape, FICCI remains steadfast in its commitment to driving meaningful policy discussions and facilitating their effective adoption, thereby shaping a vibrant and progressive future for the media and entertainment sector in India. FICCI is confident that Mr Vaz, with his wealth of experience, will bring fresh perspectives and contribute significantly to the continued growth of the Media & Entertainment industry."


Mr Kevin Vaz, Chairman, FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee & CEO, Broadcast Entertainment, Viacom18 said, “The Indian Media and Entertainment industry is at an interesting tipping point in time. While the interplay of technology, content and consumer behaviour is reshaping the very definition of the sector, in India there is a clear headroom for growth across categories and a confluence of interests between multiple players in the ecosystem. At a global stage, the soft power inherent to our industry can act as a leverage multiplier to India’s growing cultural influence. I feel honoured to be given the responsibility to lead this committee and look forward to interacting with stakeholders across the board to further our sector’s footprint.”


The dynamic committee includes promoters and CEOs from various verticals such as TV and Radio Broadcast, Film Production & Exhibition, Print, Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, Comics, AR/VR/MR (AVGC-XR), Digital Entertainment Events, OOH, among others.


Mr Vaz along with the Media and Entertainment committee will be engaging with the industry at FICCI FRAMES 2024 scheduled from 5-7 March 2024 in Mumbai.


Wednesday, January 24, 2024


The countdown for Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024 has begun! Ahead of the prestigious awards ceremony, a press conference was held in the host city of Mumbai on January 24.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, 24 January, 2024: India’s most prestigious award ceremony, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024, is on the horizon, promising another year of cinematic evolution. Prior to the highly anticipated evening, a star-studded Press Conference was held at Taj Lands End, where luminaries like Aditi Rao Hydari, Dia Mirza and Nushrratt Bharuccha graced the occasion. 

The conference was attended by notable personalities from the Film and Television Industry, representatives from the affiliated brand partners along with several media personalities. As the host for the evening, Meiyang Chang shed light on the purpose of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024, outlining the unshakeable principles as well as the enthusiasm with which the ceremony is held each year. The conference delved into this year’s theme of DPIFF Awards 2024—    ‘From Classics To Cutting-Edge: Indian Cinema’s Enduring Journey Through Time’

Aditi Rao Hydari, renowned for her grace and versatility, unveiled the invitation of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024, a work of art crafted by Izzhaar. Dia Mirza actively contributed to the panel discussion, enriching the discourse with her insights on the cinematic journey. Nushrratt Bharuccha took center stage, unveiling the first-ever special projection for an award ceremony. The video showcased the prestigious DPIFF 2024 trophy, building anticipation for the upcoming annual award ceremony. It took viewers on a sparkling tour of Mumbai, celebrating the collaborative spirit of cinema.

The evening also held an insightful Panel Discussion on 'The Transformative Tale of Indian Cinema’ with the profound delegates from the film industry including Dia Mirza, Manish Kalra – Chief Business Officer of ZEE5, Ashish Sehgal – Chief Growth Officer, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Samir Ratanjankar – Senior Vice President, Anil Mishra – MD of DPIFF & Consultative Committee Member, FCI, Minsitry of Consumer Affairs, JioMart and Mayank Shroff – Head of Programming & Distribution, Cinépolis India. Adding a delightful touch to the evening, the team of Khichdi 2 seamlessly integrated into the conference, treating the audience to a small skit that brought laughter and camaraderie to the fore. The letters from the Hon’ble Education Minister of India and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, in support of the organization’s efforts were also unveiled. 

The various Tourism, Powered by, Co-Powered by, Telecast, Streaming and Support Partners were also officially introduced at the Press Conference. The officials also unveiled the distinguished hosts for the upcoming DPIFF Awards Ceremony. Jaaved Jaaferi and Aparshakti Khurana are set to take the stage, bringing their charismatic presence to the forefront of the occasion. The ceremony will feature a Tribute to the Nation performance by none other than the renowned Ustad Javed Ali, offering a mesmerizing and soulful musical experience. The occasion will also be graced by the electrifying performance of the legendary Sukhwinder Singh, whose presence promises an unforgettable musical spectacle.

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024 promises an exhilarating cinematic journey, delving into the vast spectrum of Indian cinema from timeless classics to cutting-edge works, showcasing the enduring evolution of this remarkable art form. The ceremony provides a distinguished platform dedicated to celebrating the diverse tapestry of India—a night of opulence and celebration, bringing together cultural brilliance from every corner of the nation and paying tribute to the exceptional talent that graces this land. The awards night serves as a respectful homage to the rich heritage of Indian cinema, a fitting tribute to the legacy of the great Dadasaheb Phalke Ji.

DPIFF relentlessly works towards recognizing and celebrating individuals in the film industry who have exhibited unwavering dedication and exceptional potential through their tireless endeavours. The objective is to cultivate and support the worlds of both cinema and television by promoting education and fostering a cross-cultural understanding. DPIFF firmly upholds the belief that the art of filmmaking, encompassing TV series as well, stands as a potent instrument capable of bringing together diverse cultures and illuminating the common human experience.

For more information on Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024, you may visit

Addressing the tobacco menace in India: Innovative programme empowers teachers to lead the change

Mumbai, 24 January 2024: In a country where tobacco-related deaths claim the lives of 3,700 individuals daily, Maharashtra grapples with a staggering 27% of its population affected by the adverse effects of tobacco consumption. Recognizing the critical situation in the state, an innovative initiative has emerged, positioning teachers as key influencers in spearheading tobacco control efforts within schools.

The Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health in Navi Mumbai, in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH)/Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in the USA, joined forces with the Bihar Department of Education (DOE) to develop and test the ground breaking Tobacco-Free Teachers, Tobacco-Free Society (TFT-TFS) programme. This marks the world's first tobacco intervention centered around educators.

Tobacco-Free Teachers, Tobacco-Free Society (TFT-TFS) is an evidence-based intervention programme designed to promote tobacco cessation among teachers and instil robust tobacco control policies within schools in Bihar. Executed during 2009-2011 in select government schools, the programme achieved remarkable success, with 50% of teacher’s successfully quitting tobacco, and 92% of schools implementing a Tobacco-Free School policy.

In Maharashtra, the pervasive menace of tobacco has cast a dark shadow over the health of its population, with approximately 27% grappling with the adverse effects of tobacco consumption. The toll of this detrimental habit is staggering, contributing to a multitude of health issues that affect individuals across the state. From the bustling streets of Mumbai to the serene landscapes of Pune, tobacco-related deaths claim an alarming number of lives daily, the adverse impact is not confined solely to mortality but extends to a myriad of health complications, including respiratory disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and various forms of cancer. The pressing need to address this public health crisis has given rise to innovative initiatives, such as the Tobacco-Free Teachers, Tobacco-Free Society programme, recognizing the urgency to empower communities, educators, and individuals in Maharashtra to combat the devastating consequences of tobacco use.

"In empowering teachers as champions of change against tobacco, we illuminate a path to a healthier, tobacco-free future for our communities. The Tobacco-Free Teachers, Tobacco-Free Society program stands as a testament to the transformative power of education and collaboration in the fight against a pervasive health menace," said Dr. Prakash Gupta, Director, Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health. Programme

Implementation Model

Following the success in Bihar, a recent study confirmed the feasibility of large-scale dissemination. The project team subsequently developed a self-help manual for headmasters and teachers, derived from the evidence-based programme. This manual aims to guide school leaders in overcoming tobacco use and, in turn, fostering tobacco-free environments within schools.

Key components of the self-help manual:

    1. TFT-TFS programme material:

        ◦ Empowering principals through self-implementation.

        ◦ Six programme themes covering teacher role models, health effects of tobacco, motivation to quit, skills to quit, dealing with withdrawal, and maintenance and celebration.

    2. Support in tobacco cessation/prevention:

        ◦ Guidance for headmasters/teachers in understanding addiction.

        ◦ Practical advice and government-provided toll-free contact number (1800-11-2356) for assistance.

    3. Tobacco-free school policies:

        ◦ Guidance for mandatory implementation through study materials and group discussions.

    4. Posters and wall paintings:

        ◦ Monthly themed visuals to facilitate discussions and promote a tobacco-free school environment.

Implementation timetable

The manual outlines a timetable for the TFT-TFS programme, aiming to make educational institutions tobacco-free. It also promotes tobacco control in communities, providing knowledge about the health effects of tobacco through practical examples and stories, suggesting alternative methods to overcome cravings.

“This manual released today provides an excellent opportunity to educators of Maharashtra to implement TFT-TFS program in their schools to make their schools and Maharashtra tobacco free and healthy,” said Dr. Mangesh Pednekar, Director, Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi-Mumbai, Maharashtra.

About Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health

For nearly two decades, Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health has been dedicated to advancing public health through innovative science and evidence-based research. Conducting quality research in the public health domain, the institute translates its outcomes for the benefit of society.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited celebrates 7 years of Success, unveils 4 new banking outlets, including Vile Parle in Mumbai, Maharashtra

With this, the Bank has 74 banking outlets in Maharashtra and 883 banking outlets across the country.


  • Launches 4 new banking outlets including Vile Parle, Mumbai in the State of Maharashtra taking the total to 883 banking outlets in the country and 74 in the State of Maharashtra
  • Offers a range of financial products and services that help residents and entrepreneurs alike in their financial savings, expansion and investments
  • The Bank offers unique digital banking services such as ICCW, UPI Lite, AePS, Utkarsh Vyapar, Video KYC among others


Mumbai: January 23, 2024-: Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited (USFBL), today announced the inauguration of its 4 new banking outlets, including one at Vile Parle in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

With this launch, the Bank has reached 74 branches in the state of Maharashtra and 883 in the country spread across 26 States and Union Territories.   

The Banking Outlet was inaugurated by Shri. Nagesh Dinkar Pinge – Independent Director, Utkrash Small Finance Bank. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “It is a moment of immense PRIDE to see the Bank entrenching its foot print in the financial capital city of Mumbai. I wish the Bank and its team the very best in their endeavour to offer financial products and services that is sure to enrich the banking experience of the community in Vile Parle”. 

Commenting on the expansion, Shri. Govind Singh, MD & CEO, Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited expressed, “As we commemorate our 7th Anniversary, the inauguration of our new banking outlet in Vile Parle, Mumbai is predominantly known for being a business hub and education centre that houses some of the best B- Schools - it has now become the second major education centre in this city. The banking outlet, we believe is a perfect complement and will serve as a significant point that will cater to the business and the residential community alike. The inauguration of this banking outlet not only supports and nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit of the local community, but also provides them with a valuable opportunity to enhance their financial confidence. Moreover, it serves as a catalyst for fostering a thriving environment of employment and accomplishment We look forward to servicing the region enabling them to achieve their financial goals”,

The Bank is in a position to provide an array of financial products and services to the vibrant business community of Vile Parle and its residents, which includes savings and current accounts, fixed deposits and recurring deposits. To cater to the aspirations of its customers, the Bank offers various loan products such as housing loans, business loans and loan against property.


With its banking outlet infrastructure, digital banking capabilities and ATM network, the Bank offers integrated customer service. Apart from the ATMs the Bank offers multiple channels such as Internet banking, Mobile banking, Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and Call Centre.


Utkarsh SFBL aims to provide financial services to underserved and unserved customer segments while serving other segments of society including micro-banking loans (JLG loans), MSME loans, housing loans and loan against property amongst others. Also, the Bank provides facility to customers for opening a bank account without having to visit the branch through the tablet-based application assisted model, “Digi On-Boarding”.

Pre Budget expectation quote - Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Founder and CEO of Kinetic Green


Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Founder and CEO of Kinetic Green, commented, "As we anticipate the forthcoming Union Budget, we are eagerly looking forward to policy initiatives that will drive the green mobility agenda and foster sustainable practices. The country experienced a remarkable surge in Electric Vehicles (EVs) last year, and this can be attributed to the government's proactive policy initiatives and support to energy transition and to EV acceleration, in particular.

As we welcome the Union Budget 2024-2025, we are optimistic that the GoI will announce continued support to support demand for EVs with the announcement of FAME III scheme. FAME scheme of GoI has been instrumental in reducing the price differential between EV and ICE vehicles, and thereby spurring demand from customers for EVs. This scheme has been the most successful demand generation incentive and the success of it can be seen in growing interest in and adoption of electric 2W and electric 3W from customers across the country. With help of Fame II, a large number of electric buses have been ordered and deployed in our cities, thereby reducing the menace of pollution. 

Thus, the most important expectation and demand from EV sector in the Union Budget 2024 is the continuation of demand incentive schemes for EVs with FAME III scheme. We strongly feel that if FAME II demand incentive scheme is suddenly discontinued in March 2024, there by leading to a significant increase in prices of EVs, it will lead to reduction of demand and as a country, we will lose momentum we have garnered towards a rapid transition to green transport. It may also lead to higher imports and loss of gains in Make in India for electric vehicles and their components. A clear and consistent demand generation roadmap is critical for continued and enhanced investments in e-mobility.” 

Further, including Electric vehicle financing under Priority Sector Lending will help to provide impetus for affordable financing for EVs. We also request Government to create a strong export incentive policy for export of EVs, thereby encouraging local manufacturing of EVs for global markets. We anticipate policies that align with global sustainability objectives and position our country as a leader in the transition to electric mobility. Moreover, we are hopeful for a reduction in GST rates from the current 18 percent to 5 percent on lithium-ion batteries. This move by the GoI will bring about a positive impact on the EV industry.

The upcoming 2024 budget is poised to mark a significant transformation for the electric vehicle industry. The industry eagerly anticipates a budget aligned with sustainable and net-zero development goals, fostering the growth of the electric vehicle sector, and contributing to a greener and cleaner future for India.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Apex Group of Hospitals completes 200 Robotic Knee Replacement Surgeries

Mumbai- Mumbai’s leading Healthcare Providers Apex group of Hospitals has announced the successful completion of 200 Robotic Knee Surgeries within one year. Last year Apex superspeciality Hospital which is located in Borivali has launched an advanced robotic knee replacement system that is set to empower the orthopedic surgeons to plan the knee replacement days before they enter the operation theatre to actually conduct the procedure. With the help of advanced robotic knee replacement systems Surgical approach is minimally invasive and bone cuts are very smooth. Cuvis minimizes tissue injury, decreases blood loss and post-operative pain significantly. There is almost no chance of infection from this surgery because of minimal human intervention. CUVIS Joint, the world’s best fully active robotic knee replacement system which is now making knee replacement surgeries more accurate, transparent and hassle-free and comes as a bliss for those suffering from severe arthritis.

Commenting on this Dr. Vividh Makwana, Orthopedic surgeon from Apex Superspeciality Hospital says, “This landmark is an evidence of our firm commitment to superiority and patient-centric care. At Apex Group of Hospitals, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in healthcare. Our persistent pursuit of cutting-edge technology, combined with our mission to make advanced healthcare affordable, ensures that patients from all walks of life benefit from the best medical outcomes. CUVIS Joint, the world’s best fully active robotic knee replacement system which is now making knee replacement surgeries more accurate, transparent and hassle-free and comes as a bliss for those suffering from severe arthritis problems among all ages citizens especially senior citizens. Robotic knee surgery is precise, minimizing tissue damage, scarring, and infection risks. The surgeries provide patients with accuracy and safety"

We are gratified to have touched this landmark and we are happy with the glowing feedback from the patients. Apex Group of Hospitals have always believed in keeping up with the innovations and we invest in the latest technologies so that we can provide better clinical outcomes. Robotic surgery, combined with our world class surgeons & operation team, has shown a diverse advantage over conventional methods due to more precision, better results, faster recovery, and high-performance implant use added by Dr. Vividh Makwana, Orthopedic surgeon from Apex Group of Hospitals. Apex Group of Hospitals is a chain of Hospitals managed and run by expert Medical Professionals with experience of 25 years. Currently Apex group of Hospitals manages more than 350+ beds and provides qualitative healthcare services to the people of Mumbai and surrounding areas. Apex Hospitals is located in Borivali, Kandivali & Mulund.

Surya Roshni's Dynamic Lighting Solutions Illuminate India's Longest Sea Link in Mumbai

Mumbai: Surya Roshni in its 50th year of operation is one of India’s most respected and trusted brands for Lighting, Fans, Home Appliances, Steel Pipes, and PVC pipes.

Mumbai, India's financial hub, is undergoing a transformative phase in its infrastructure, and Surya Roshni has played a pivotal role in brightening this endeavor with its cutting-edge lighting solutions.

Scheduled for inauguration on January 12th by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) is set to become a symbol of progress and innovation, named Atal Setu in honor of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Surya Roshni has significantly contributed to this landmark project by installing state-of-the-art facade lighting on the impressive 22km and 12th longest sea bridge globally. The company's innovative professional lighting, developed through dedicated research and development efforts, now illuminates the underdeck and pillars of one of the most ambitious and expensive infrastructure projects in the country. 

Surya has elevated its exemplary campaign ‘I Am Surya’ to honorable heights by aligning with yet another project aimed at modernizing the nation.

In collaboration with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development (MMRD), Surya Roshni has been steadfast in its commitment to revolutionize the travel experience for the people of Mumbai. Over 50 years, the company has consistently aligned itself with the nation's development projects, delivering successful lighting solutions across various domains.

Surya’s professional lighting solution for India’s longest sea bridge marks a significant stride in the nation’s infrastructure landscape, enhancing the project's visual appeal and functionality for countless commuters. As the city of Mumbai evolves, Surya Roshni remains dedicated to contributing to its progress through innovative and sustainable lighting solutions.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Vrajender Sen, President- Professional Lighting, Surya Roshni, said "The installation of our professional lighting on the Atal Setu not only marks a significant milestone for us but also signifies our team’s dedication to enhancing the infrastructural landscape of the country ".