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Google Kicks off “Solve for India” program to inspire new breed of entrepreneurs and developers

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by Shrutee K/DNS Jaipur based Nishant Patni’s Hello English app has helped 95 lakh Indian natives learn english. Chennai based, Natarajan Raman, an Android developer has developed tamil app "kuzhandai nalam" or "child health" to help parents learn about the children's health issues in regional languages - the app has already been downloaded by 50,000 users. He has also worked with his wife who is a speech therapist to develop an Android app for Autistics kids to help them communicate using pictures. And in Pune, AgroStar aims to transform Agri-Business for farmers in rural India by making a wide range of products available to the farmer through a simple missed call. These are just few examples of how new breed of entrepreneurs and developers are building solutions to solve for the real problems in India. With improved connectivity and the rapidly growing Internet user base, Internet today provides an opportunity to everyone to pursue their passion and create solu…

GM India Consolidates Manufacturing at Talegaon Plant

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Key milestone in GM India manufacturing consolidation Generous separation payments or ongoing employment at Talegaon offered to employees Employee transfers to Talegaon to begin early May
MUMBAI, India – General Motors India ceased production at the Halol facility, delivering a key milestone in the consolidation of manufacturing in India. GM India President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem said all GM manufacturing in India will now be at the company’s Talegaon facility. “The consolidation of manufacturing at our Talegaon facility is an important milestone for GM India,” said Kazem. “That said, we are mindful of the impact on our employees at Halol. We have committed to support them through this necessary transition with generous separation payments or the option of continuity of employment at Talegaon.” Kazem said a range of additional support measures had been put in place for both the employees who opted for the significantly enhanced separation payments and those who will transfer, in…

GJSCI Conducts Free Eye Check-up Camp for Artisans in SEEPZ

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by Shrutee K/DNS

Mumbai: Gems &Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) conducted a two day free eye check-up camp at the Seepz for the artisans. The workshop was inaugurated on 17th April in the presence of Mr Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI.  GJSCI has been working relentlessly from time to time for betterment and upliftment of the labor force in the gems and jewellery sector and the free eye checkup camp is one of their several initiatives. Jewellery creation is a detail oriented process and each piece takes several hours to be crafted to perfection. In this process eyes do get exerted and it is thus essential to undergo timely checkups. Having realized this, GJSCI organized the eye checkup camp where every SEEPZ artisan could avail the checkup free of cost. The camp witnessed a footfall of 500 artisans in 2 days duration.  At GJSCI our aim is to help the labour force of the industry to life a better quality life. Such health drives create health consciousness as well as help the artisans…

Nashik FCC and St. John’s Score Contrasting Victories

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, April 27:  Nashik Football Coaching Centre got the better of Mumbai FC 1-0 in a Group-C league match of the 1st WIFA State Youth Championship, which is being organized as part of the FIFA-AIFF State Development Project, and played at the Cooperage ground on Thursday. Siddhesh Mandge netted the all-important winning goal for the Nashik team. In another match of the same group, St. John’s Club tamed Hotel Mantralay FC, Solapur 3-0 with striker Nitesh Ramteke scoring all the three goals. Results - Group-C: St John’s Club, Nagpur 3 (Nitesh Ramteke 3) beat Hotel Mantralay FC, Solapur 0. Nashik Football Coaching Centre 1 (Siddesh Mandge) beat Mumbai FC 0. Group-D: Keshav Madhav Pratishtan, Pune 9 (Sufiyan Shaikh 6, Rohit Mangle 3) beat Magic Made, Solapur 0. Patakadil Talim Mandal, Kolhapur 8 (Sukshan Nalavade 4, Parth Patil 2, Anirudh Patil, Rohit Desai) beat Police Boys Club, Nashik 0. .

“Papa kehte hai bada naam karega”, an apt song to describe Cheteshwar Pujara’s introduction to cricket

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by Shrutee K/DNS Pujara, who smashed records by scoring the highest Test Match runs in a single season, joined Sandeep Patil on his show ‘Taste Match’ which airs on Living Foodz and & TV. He spoke about how his father and former Ranji trophy player, Arvind Pujara inspired his cricketing journey and was his first coach. Fondly known as Chintu, Pujara followed his father's footsteps and went on to carve a name for himself in the sport. Viewers can get a glimpse into the heart-warming bond shared by Pujara and his father on the show. However, he reveals that Arvind has always been his coach first and father later. While the two don’t have a very expressive relationship, Pujara spoke about how his father has made immense sacrifices for him ever since his mother passed away. The family moved to Mumbai so that Pujara could play more matches. Pujara also expressed his gratitude towards another mentor and a coach he looks up to, Rahul Dravid. Sandeep and Pujara were joined by Dhawal Kulk…

Pergo Sensation Collection

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by Shrutee K/DNS

Pergo is recognized around the world as a leading innovator of high-quality laminated flooring brand, reinvents the laminate floor with the Pergo Sensation. Your eyes will notice the difference right away. Pergo Sensation floors do not look like any other laminate floor. Then try running your fingers across the floorboards and you’re in for a real surprise.
“Pergo has been a pioneer in Laminate flooring and with the introduction of Pergo Sensation; we are re-inventing it all over again. Because our new collection of laminate floors is nothing short of what the name suggests. The new Pergo floors are nothing short of a sensation has it is safe to say that in terms of design as well as performance.” said Mr. Naresh Maheshwari, CEO, Pergo India Pvt. Ltd.
Pergo Sensation takes laminate flooring to a whole new level – even when it comes to water resistance. The new range in Pergo Laminate called "SENSATION" which is water repellent flooring is not only designed to l…

American Express Global Business & Spending Outlook Spending and Investment in 2017

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by Shrutee K/DNS
New Delhi : Driven by positive economic sentiment, more than half (77%) of senior finance executives of Indian companies surveyed expect moderate to substantial economic expansion in 2017, according to the Global Business & Spending Outlook survey released today. The Survey, commissioned by American Express and conducted by Institutional Investor Custom Research Lab, states that Indian companies are expected to increase their spending and investment in the market place with 67% of Indian companies looking at focusing on spending and investment to support top-line growth while improving profitability this year. 
The survey further revealed that about 37% Indian finance executives expect their company’s level of spending and investment to increase by over 10% as compared to only 24% global executives, pointing towards Indian executives’ better preparedness at increasing their spending and investment as compared to their global counterparts.
Sharing her views, Saru Kaus…

Google Introduces Quality Improvements in Search

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New updates include improvements in Search ranking, an easier feedback mechanism, and greater transparency in how Search works
by Shrutee K/DNS
New Delhi : In a world where tens of thousands of pages are coming online every minute of every day, Google is working hard to constantly improve the quality of Search. From an era when organizing information included grappling with individuals or systems that tried to ‘game’ the system to rank higher entries in search results, today’s key challenges involve issues such as ‘fake news’, where content on the web has contributed to the spread of blatantly misleading, low quality, offensive or downright false information. With the aim to deliver more long-term and impactful changes to Search, Google today announced key updates to its algorithms and introduced additional features to address the challenges with locating relevant from the most reliable sources available. Google has made structural changes in Search that include improvements in Search r…

Fbb’s World Shorts Day Campaign Receives Immense Response

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by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai: fbb, the fashion destination of Future Group, celebrated World Shorts Day on 23 rd April 2017 across all fbb stores PAN India. The idea behind World Shorts Day was to create consumption for fashion, create a unique category which can see the scale of shorts and make every Indian aspire to wear shorts. Fbb has therefore trademarked world Shorts Day and every year on the third Sunday of April this day will be celebrated Pan India.
The campaign was split into phases where teasers to create curiosity in the customer's mind was created with #DropThePants, Launch of Worlds Shorts Day with Vir Das, #DropThePants Challenge to win a free pair of shorts and shop at fbb on  23rd April to win a trip to Goa. The campaign received great footfall at all fbb stores. 1.5 lac shorts were sold during this phase.  More than 3.5 lac registrations and over 3000 entries for #DropThe Pants contest. The Ads and post reached over 6.5 million consumers. "WSD, our first ever Digita…

BookMyShow Sells Over a Million Tickets for Baahubali 2

by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, April 26, 2017:BookMyShow announced that it has already sold well over a million tickets in just over 24 hours for the one of the most anticipated movies of the year- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Even though the bookings have not yet opened across all cinemas, especially in the South where the film is expected to receive an incredible response, BookMyShow is witnessing a phenomenal traction across the country for Baahubali 2.  With this, BookMyShow has also already clocked its highest ever advance sales revenues for a movie, while the film’s release is still two days away. This record was previously held by Aamir Khan starrerDangal. Ashish Saksena, COO-Cinemas, BookMyShowsaid, “BookMyShow is experiencing an unprecedented advance booking for Baahubali 2. We have already sold over 1 million tickets across languages, even when the bookings have been live for just over a day. Though Baahubali 2 is largely perceived to be loved by South Indian audience, the response …

Navrathan Celebrates Akshaya Tritiya with Gold and Diamond Jewellery

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by Shrutee K/DNS

This Akshaya Tritiya, shoppers can bring home endless prosperity with temple jewellery from Navrathan Jewellers. Akshaya Tritiya is a festival celebrated across India. More so, with much fervor, in the South. To celebrate this auspicious day, Navrathan presents three exclusive offers to its customers. Buy 1gm of gold and get 1gm of silver free. Buy 1 carat diamond and get 1gm of gold free. Buy 1kg of silver and get 25gms silver free. This incredible offer ends on April 29th, 2017. So, hurry and choose your luck.  At Navrathan, the focus has always been on exquisite craftsmanship. Striving to endear to mankind's inherent need for preservation by creating each piece to be an heirloom, reminiscent of a rich bygone era. The inspiration comes from the temple jewellery designs of the south. These temples are a treasure trove of exquisite jewellery adorned by the goddesses. And for centuries people have worshipped them as much as they have worshipped the goddesses at these…

Miracle Foundation India launches unique Mother’s Day campaign

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 Partners with the online crowd-funding platform, Ketto, to support the education of 50 children without parental care
by Shrutee K/DNS 
Mumbai: Mother’s Day is one of the most special and celebrated days in India and across the world. To commemorate this day in a truly meaningful way, Miracle Foundation India, a non-profit organization based in New Delhi and the United States, has teamed up with Asia’s most visited online crowd-funding platform, Ketto, to launch a unique campaign.
This Mother’s Day, Miracle Foundation India invites you to honor your mom by giving to children who don’t have one. Instead of giving your mother a scarf or flowers, or taking her out to dinner at a nice restaurant, Miracle Foundation India invites you to honour your mother by donating the same amount of money in her name, giving children without parental care their right to a quality education.  
With an aim to make this day a memorable one for mothers and children without parental care, Miracle Foundation Ind…

Radio City teaches spoken English to underprivileged children in Pune

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True to its brand ideology, Rag Rag Mein Daude City, Radio City takes award winning initiative Candy Class to Pune by Shrutee K/DNS Pune : In a first of its kind innovation, Radio City’s award winning campaign Candy Class that won The RADIO GRAND PRIX at Spikes Asia 2016, today entered its second season in Pune. After a successful first season in Mumbai last year, Radio City partnered with candy vendors yet again, to impart spoken English lessons to the underprivileged children in and around Zed Bridge near Deccan area in Pune. Hosted by RJ Shonali, in 20 minutes of uninterrupted airtime, Candy class aims at imparting a crucial life skill to these children who are asked to listen to Radio city every Sunday at 4 pm in exchange of free candy.  Radio City 91.1FM in association with Grey worldwide together has curated this campaign. Candy vendors on bicycles who visit slum dwellings daily have been provided FM radios and have been incentivised to park their cycles in specific localities ever…

William Penn presents Lapis Bard Avant Garde Cufflinks

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by Shrutee K/DNS

The gentleman’s tryst with cuff links is a long one. From being a mere fastener of the sleeve ends, to becoming a style statement, the humble cuff link has come a long way in the world of high fashion. Cuff links can add flair to a conservative suit, colour to the strong but boring white shirt, and panache to an ensemble that would have been merely the usual otherwise.
Each Lapis Bard Cufflinks is handcrafted with the finest material, using the best of processes, making it an expression of sophistication for the contemporary gentleman. Lapis Bard is also known for its variety of personal accessories, including writing instruments and leather products, each of which is fast becoming an integral part of the gentleman’s look.  Lapis Bard’s new collection of cufflinks, christened Avant Garde, offer sharp and smart triangular cufflinks that give every outfit a talking point.
Lapis Bard Avant Garde Preston Gold Cufflinks:
The Preston Gold Cufflink is basic and works with almost …

Google announced a new set of products and features for Indian languages

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Launches Neural Machine Translation for nine Indian languages Extends Neural Machine Auto-Translation for Chrome & Reviews on Google Maps Introduces Gboard to support all 22 schedule Indian languages Integrates Hindi Dictionary on Google search  by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai: Tuesday, 25th April 2017: Continuing with its commitment to bring the internet alive for a billion Indians to better serve the needs of Indians who are coming online rapidly and released findings of a joint report by Google and KPMG India titled “Indian Languages - Defining India’s Internet”. Starting today, Google Translate will use Google’s newNeural Machine Translation technology to translate between English and nine widely used Indian languages — Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada. Neural translation offers a huge improvement over the old phrase-based system, translating full sentences at a time, instead of pieces of a sentence. This change improves the quality of transla…

Intex Adds Heartbeat to its Smartband with FitRist Cardio

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by Shrutee K/DNS

New Delhi, April 25, 2017: After the launch of FitRist smart band earlier, Intex Technologies, one of India’s leading consumer electronics player, announced the launch of its high-tech smart band version with features including heart-rate sensor - Intex FitRist Cardio. Designed to cater to the health conscious and on the go generation, Intex FitRist Cardio is the best companion for today’s fitness lovers.Fitness features include Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Monitor, Steps/calorie count, hydration alarm, camera control, Anti-Lost and OTA Support Bluetooth enabled FitRist Cardio displays Whatsapp,Facebook Messenger,SMS and Call  notifications coming on smart phone. Exclusively available on Amazon, the Intex FitRist Cardio is attractively priced at INR 1,499. 
The Intex FitRist Cardio comes equipped with various features that allow users to have one device for all their needs. The Heart monitor tracks your heart and heart beats which helps you lead a healthy life. Walking is …

Tiger Zinda Hai successfully wrapped in the film city Innsbruck

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Yash Raj Films has successfully wrapped the shooting for the ndian action film "Tiger Zinda Hai" in Innsbruck. The scenes showing Salman Khan as RAW agent Tiger and Katrina Kaif as his wife Zoya have been shot in the Riesensaal of the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Innsbruck. Furthermore the team was shooting scenes in the Hofgasse, the Herzog-Friedrich-Strabe beneath Innsbrucks landmark, the Golden Roof. Apart from the old town of Innsbruck, filming was continued in the picturesque holiday villages surrounding Innsbruck, such as Praxmar and Kuhtai, where terrific action sequences were shot. The joint efforts of Innsbruck Tourism and local Cine Tirol Film Commission have succeeded in establishing Tirol as a preferred filming destination for Indian film productions for many years. Having gained understanding of the tourism potential of their location, Innsbruck Tourism has been working with the Indian film industry in a very
productive and extensive way, sending representatives to…