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Roca Bathroom Products appoints K.E. Ranganathan as Managing Director for India Business

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by Shrutee K/DNS

New Delhi : Roca, the leader in bathroom space has appointed K.E. Ranganathan as Managing Director (MD) for its India Business. Ranganathan joined the company in September 2016 as President – Sales & Marketing.
Prior to joining Roca Bathroom Products Pvt. Ltd, Ranganathan served as the Managing Director of TVS Electronics Ltd and as Operating Partner of TVS Capital, a private equity player during the years 2012 to 2016. 
During his earlier stint in Parryware business in Murugappa Group, from 1994 till 2008, he served as the CEO of Parryware business and later was instrumental in forging the JV with Roca during the year 2005. Ranga served as the Managing Director of the JV till 2008. He is credited with result orientated approach that reflected in sales growth at a CAGR of 25% during his earlier stint with Parryware. Ranganathan comes with more than 33 years of experience in finance, accounting, business planning, strategy, Marketing & Sales. He had held senior po…

ONGC Launches e-learning portal on gender sensitization

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by Shrutee K/DNS  ONGC has launched a unique portal on Gender sensitisation to impart training on prevention of sexual harassment (PoSH) at workplace.ONGC is the first Public Sector Enterprise to have taken this initiative to buttress the act of the government related to (PoSH).Launching the portal Mr. D D Misra, Director HR, said the initiative was conceptualized to provide protection against sexual harassment at work place and for prevention and redressal of complaints of such issues.This apart, the training will help inculcate a great sense of responsibility and professional ethics, required to discharge duties more efficiently, he added.
The initiative, which is the brainchild of Director HR, aims at covering over 3000 senior officers at the level of Deputy General Manager and above in the first phase.The project, which has been implemented by premier institute ONGC Academy,will have a complete roll out over a period of one year to sensitize all the employees of the company. The trai…

India sees third highest number of candidates globally for Chartered Financial Analyst Level I exam

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, 27 January 2017: CFA Institute, the global association of investment management professionals, announced that of the 59,627 candidates who appeared for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I exams globally, 5,737 were from India, the third largest number of exam takers after China (14,181) and the United States (12,187). Within India, Mumbai (2,848) has registered most number of candidate’s appearance for CFA Level I exams, followed by New Delhi (1,366), Bengaluru (917) and Kolkata (606). Regionally, Asia Pacific continues to be the largest source of candidates, with 30,569 exam takers. Globally, of the 59,627 candidates who appeared for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I exam in December 2016, 43% have passed. These successful candidates now progress to Level II of the CFA Program, charting a course to build an investment profession dedicated to professional excellence. The December 2016 exam saw continued growth with an increase of 14 percent…

More than 1.25 million cataract surgeries worldwide used Laser-assisted technology by Dr. Vinod C. Mehta, Mehta Eye Clinic

by Shrutee K/DNS  Mumbai, January 30th, 2017: Modern cataract surgery technology, Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS), has automated some of the most critical steps in cataract procedures bringing new levels of safety, accuracy, and predictability, and has gained worldwide acceptance in the six years since its inception. The Femto-laser system enhances safety by improving the performance of a surgeon, and reducing the chances of human error. The computer-controlled incisions made by the laser are more accurate and precise than manual incisions made especially in terms of the depth and architecture. These bladeless incisions result in better wound sealing and fewer chances of infections. Owing to these benefits, a growing number of surgeons across the world use the laser-assisted platform to perform most of the difficult steps of present day cataract surgery. “The worldwide adoption of the technology has increased 125 times from 10,000 laser-assisted procedures in 2011 to 1.25 m…

Indian Tourist Arrivals to South Korea Increase by 27.3% in 2016

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  195579 Indians visited South Korea in 2016.     Frequency of 12 flights per week from Delhi to boost the numbers in 2017.
South Korea welcomed 195579 visitors from India in the year 2016, with an increase of 27.3% compared to 2015. 
The constant efforts made by the Korea Tourism Organization, New Delhi office on educating the travel trade partners to promote the destination and proactive business approach from the DMCs (destination management companies) have been the key factors in the result.  Connecting with the end traveler through tactical media platforms and increase in the airline connectivity from Delhi with Asiana Airline having seven times a week frequency and Korean air with five times a week will play as game changer this year. 
According to Mr. Byungsun Lee, Director Korea Tourism Organization, " South Korea will be more accessible to the Indian traveler now. With the positive growth trend, our focus this year will be to promote affordable packages from Delhi and Mumbai…

Prakash and Patel Give India defending champs India a flying start

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by Shrutee K/DNS Opening batsmen Prakash J (96 runs off 57 balls), Ketan Patel (98 runs from 50 balls) made merry as defending champions IndusInd-India got off to cracking start by romping to a 129-run victory against Bangladesh in the opening match of the T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind and played at the ---- on Monday. The home favourites India after winning the toss and electing to bat first saw Prakash and Patel dominated the Bangladesh bowling attack and scored at a rapid rate. However, they were a bit unfortunate as both fell short of a century as India amassed 279 runs for the loss of five wickets from their 20 overs. Chasing a challenging total, Bangladesh were restricted to 150 for the loss of seven wickets from their quota of 20 overs. Deepak Malik picked up 2 wickets and Ketan Patel, Ajay Kumar Reddy, Golu Kumar, and Sunil picked up one wicket each. The Man of the Match was awarded to Ketan Patel. In the second game, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets. Pakistan won…

Demonetisation has shaken up sentiments of Indian real estate sector: RICS Monitor

by Shrutee K/DNS

Mumbai, 31st January 2017 :- The November 8th announcement of the government to demonetise high value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has dampened sentiments of the real estate sector across India, which until now had been comparably more upbeat than most markets in Asia. Both the Occupier Sentiment Index (OSI-an index that shows supply, demand and rent expectations) and Investment Sentiment Index (ISI—an index capturing overall market momentum) readings turned negative in the National Capital Region and Mumbai after demonetisation, according to RICS’ Global Commercial Property Monitor.
The OSI index recorded a reading of -3 in the Q4 (October-December, 2016). It represents the weakest number reported for this indicator since the end of 2013. Demand for retail property fell over this period. Office space was more sought after though the rate of demand growth appears to be moderating. 
Quoting findings from the recent RICS monitor, Sachin Sandhir, Global Managing Dir…

Kiwi Scholars tour India

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by Shrutee K/DNS

New Delhi, January 25, 2017: India is currently playing host to recipients of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). Two groups of students, one comprising nine Ara Institute of Canterbury business students, and another 20 Fashion, Textile and Business students from Massey University, are spending four to six weeks in India as part of this scholarship. PMSA is a prestigious programme funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand (ENZ). Over 750 scholarships have been awarded for study across Asian countries since 2013. PMSA is designed to encourage New Zealand students to study in Asian countries and experience the benefits of international education for themselves.
Speaking about the awards, John Laxon, Regional Director – South South East Asia and Middle East says, “These scholarships reinforce the New Zealand Government’s commitment to India and our education relationship. Building on New Zealand’s status as a top d…

Lauren Gottlieb the brand ambassador of Mevolife endorses the simplest all-in-one health & fitness app

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by Shrutee K/DNS

Mumbai: MevoLife a true all round fitness system that boosts your health and lifestyle, announced the launch of its merchandise and fitness app - MevoLife by Lauren Gottlieb, Bollywood actress, dance and fitness Diva.
MevoLife is launching the first edition of their exclusive fitness bands - MevoFit Drive. The band can be easily connected via blue tooth and offers amazing features like tracking steps, calories, distance & active minutes. Along with this the band also inhibits, multi-sport modes with reminders & alerts for social accounts and sedentary motion. The band is light weight, skin friendly, splash proof and scratch tolerant.
“Being an avid fitness follower myself, I started trying various apps available and found some of them quite interesting & had started using them actively. But after sometime I came to a point of fatigue having to deal with over five apps simply to maintain my needs from available features. This got me thinking which helped creat…

Center Fruit Joins Forest Rangers for the day

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India's favourite fruit gum brand is back with a new irresistible story by Shrutee K/DNS Perfetti Van Melle India’s leading gum brand has launched a new campaign for its popular gum brand Center fruit. Center fruit has always been loved by consumers for its great taste and enjoyable campaigns, with its well-recognized tagline of ‘Kaisi Jeebh laplapayi’. Carrying forward this evergreen proposition, the newest ad for Center Fruit from O&M Mumbai, is a story with a twist that unfolds in a thick jungle. Its quirky plot coupled with an insightful product device of tongue wagging, presents an enjoyable story of using the Center fruit irresistibility in a humorous way. Presenting a fun take on apprehending hidden robbers, the commercial opens with a search party of forest rangers under fire from hidden robbers. The search party takes cover and starts a counter operation to catch the robbers. The drill turns the dismal scenario on its head by way of forest rangers using Center Fruit to l…

Mevolife flags off the First Edition of “Run with Mevo 10K”

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, January 25, 2017:MevoLife a true all round fitness app that boosts your health and lifestyle is flagging off its First Edition of “Run with Mevo 10K” on 28th January, 2017 at 06:30 am at Bandra Fort, Mumbai. Online registrations are open at http://youtoocanrun.com/races/run-with-mevo-10k-2017/. Grab this lifetime opportunity to run with the Bollywood actress and fitness diva, 'Lauren Gottlieb'. You can choose the distance of your run as per your choice from the available options of 5K and 10K runs. “Through this event we'd like to spread the importance of healthy living that aspires you to do more. We believe in taking your steps towards a healthy world because 'ignorance isn't a bliss' when it comes to your personal well-being & health. It's also a platform for you to explore your potential as we trust that a healthy family, nation and world begins with you.” added Lauren Gottlieb. “Being an avid fitness follower myself, I started…

Marshalls Introduces India Fusion Designed by Krsna Mehta

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by Shrutee K/DNS

Marshalls, India’s No.1 wall coverings launch its new collection of ‘Indian Fusion 2’ in collaboration with renowned interior designer Krsna Mehta. Owing to modern Indian sensibilities, this collection was made to reflect the fusion of traditional with contemporary art. The assortment is designed keeping in mind the Indian culture, tradition and sensibilities. This collection is the second in the Signature Wall Couture by Marshalls.  This magnificent series consist of Elegant Elephants Designs, Kerela Theme, Lotus Artwork, Buddha Artwork, Miniature Raas LeelaArt, Street View and Pinjara that makes one immerse into a beautiful dense forest setting. Inspired from the most magnificent place, Kerela these designs create a sense of absolute calm, tranquility and serenity of nature around you.
Rasa-Leela ar is a reminiscent of the ancient form of Miniatures. A tribute to “Bombay Of Old” and her architecture that still stand in all its magnificent and beautifully crafted wall c…

Shoman Marketing Solutions Pvt. Ltd. launches First-Of-Its Kind Agency Focused On School Activation Programs

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by Shrutee K/DNS

Mumbai: One of India’s top 10 companies in Experiential Marketing and Events, Shoman Marketing Solutions Pvt Ltd has launched an exclusive division focused on School Contact and Activation programs. Branded as All Access, the new division is the first of its kind companies and has been launched with an in-house resource of 45 experienced personnel and a network of more than 1500 associates spread across all the 29 States and 7 Union Territories of India.
“This is the first time that an agency has entered this segment in such a massive scale. Armed with thorough knowledge of the industry and a database of schools from across India with demographic details like school boards, affiliation, total students, availability facilities like hall and ground, fees structure, students spending limits and other details, All Access will create new paradigms in the field of experiential marketing and events,” says Mr. Tanveer Khan(CEO). Deriving heritage values from its 10-year-old pare…

Piaggio Aprilia SR 150 – India’s first crossover bike set to make its mark in Nepal

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Aprilia SR 150 received an overwhelming response within the first four months of its launch Made in India-Made for India, the Aprilia SR 150 success now extended to Nepal by Shrutee K/DNS  Mumbai, 24th January 2017: The Piaggio Group is delighted to announce the launch of its crossover bike Aprilia SR 150 in Nepal. The bike has successfully created a new category in the two-wheeler segment in India. Catering to the desire of the discerning youth, the Aprilia SR 150 has received an overwhelming response in the country. In addition, the Aprilia SR 150 has also received the prestigious title of ‘Scooter of the Year’ at five occasions in last two months. With the launch of the Aprilia SR 150 in Nepal, the Piaggio Group has extended its current product portfolio from the iconic Vespa scooters to Aprilia, renowned globally for its undisputed racing heritage. It will be sold at an introductory price of NPR2,39,000. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Stefano Pelle, Managing Director and CEO – PVPL said…

Jabong joins hands with Danish sportswear brand hummel® for 'Jabong Turf War Season II'

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The second edition of Jabong’s five-a-side football tournament to feature fashion show sponsored by GAS, rock band performances, award winning DJs and VJs, TV celebrities, fashion and styling tips, quizzes and competitions for campus youth 16 college teams, 10,000 spectators to participate at the two-day campus tournament to be held at Greater Noida’s G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management (GLBITM) by Shrutee K/DNS New Delhi, 24 Jan 2017: India’s leading online fashion e-tailer, Jabong is all set to kick off the second edition of the campus tournament through Jabong Turf War. 16 colleges in Delhi-NCR such as Amity, Sharda University, Greater Noida Institute of Technology and so on, will compete in front of a 10, 000-strong youth audience at the G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management (GLBITM), Greater Noida, on 27 and 28 January, 2017. Apart from the Jabong Turf War trophy, the winning team will also receive a cash prize of Rs. 25k while the player of the tournament …

Switchers by Undercover – the first Mix and Match Bra

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, January 2017: Everyone struggles a little with balancing that perfect outfit and a matching bra. Most of the time, each look calls for a different bra, which is expensive and painful to maintain. But no more! As we step into the New Year, it’s time to say goodbye to our fashion woes. Switchers by Undercover – an all-new innovation in the lingerie segment – is here to save the day. The launch of Switchers by Undercover has brought to India an exclusive range of detachable, mix-and-match bras. You can completely take apart the bra by removing the Back portion and Shoulder Straps, then rebuild it with our fun, colourful Accessories to up the fashion quotient on your attire. They are stylish, quirky, fashionable, cute yet extremely comfortable and supportive. No more struggling or having second thoughts while picking out your favourite tube dress, off-shoulder, backless or racerback tops. Just pick from Switchers line of Shoulder Straps and Backs to perfect your loo…

Shah Rukh Khan meets Raees at the Mumbai Duty Free Store

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Mumbai Duty Free associates with Raees to give their customers a chance to meet King Khan
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai 23rd January, 2017: Mumbai Duty Free Store at T2 is once again offering its customers a chance to meet the beloved Badshah of Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan. Mumbai Duty Free has associated with Red Chillies Entertainment to provide a quintessential Bollywood experience to the people travelling in and out from International airport (T2). One of the first ones to get a dekko of the set up was Shah Rukh Khan, who visited Mumbai Duty Free Store to promote his movie and interact with the customers.
The Mumbai Duty Free Store campaign ‘Ticket to Bollywood with Raees’ calls out to all travellers at the T2 terminal to shop for a minimum of 100 USD in order to win Raees movie merchandise and autographed posters. But it doesn’t stop here! One lucky winner gets a chance to meet Raees himself. 
Talking about the association, Manishi Sanwal, MD, DFS India says, “We at Mumbai Duty Free Store (T…

Six special Irish places for Valentine's Day lovers

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by Shrutee K/DNS 23rd January , 2017: There’s a plethora of romantic Irish settings perfect suitable for a St Valentine’s Day getaway, a loving cuddle, or the chance to pop that certain question. Here’s six that are sure to fuel your passion. Strike a Titanic pose Titanic Belfast, recently named the World’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the World Travel Awards, is the perfect place to recreate the ‘prow of the ship pose’ that made Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet the world's favourite screen lovers in Titanic the movie. For an enormously romantic gesture, sweep your lover down the replica grand staircase and around Titanic Quarter. Escape to a fairy-tale castleIncredibly evocative, ancient, luxurious – words can hardly describe the fairy-tale beauty of Ashford Castle. This County Mayo stately pile oozes romance in the most fantastic accommodation and grounds. No wonder it’s rated one of the most romantic places in the world to pop the question. Stroll around CladdaghThe village of Cl…