Showing posts from September, 2018

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max arrive on Airtel Online Store

by Shrutee K/DNS
New Delhi, September 21, 2018: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications service provider, announced that starting today customers can pre-order iPhone XS and iPhone­ XS Max on its Online Store ( smartphones will be delivered to customers beginning September 28, 2018. 
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the most advanced iPhones ever, taking the vision for the future of the smartphone to a new level, featuring stunning 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina displays that offer remarkable brightness and true blacks while showing 60 percent greater dynamic range in HDR photos. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max bring an improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, longer battery life, splash and water resistance,* the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, a beautiful new gold finish that joins silver and space gray…

Contracts and Deals signed as Curtain Closes at “India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show”

Over 166 deals were confirmed and more than 600 memorandums of understanding were signed at Passage To Prosperity 2018
The event was attended by approximately 200 businesses and industry leaders, including women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai: The second annual “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show” successfullyclosed in Mumbai—with more than 2,000 buyers, sellers, investors, and visitors in attendance. The Governments of India, Afghanistan, and the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), facilitated the event recognized as one of the largest events in Mumbai this year. The show marked the strengthening of economic and investment ties between Afghanistan and other international markets and facilitated partnerships through business-to-business matchmaking, joint-venture opportunities, and consumer sales.
In his closing remarks for the three day event, USAID Afghanistan Mission …

Siyaram’s Launches Superstar Ranveer Singh as their New Brand Ambassador

Ranveer Singh Comes Home to Siyaram’s Mumbai, 21st September 2018 - Siyaram Silk Mills Limited, ropes in one of the biggest youth icons of the country, superstar Ranveer Singh as the new face of their brand - Siyaram’s. With a rich legacy of 40 years, Siyaram’s men’s wear fashion is synonymous with high quality, continuous innovation and iconic futuristic designs which are local at heart and international in appeal. Siyaram’s association with Ranveer Singh, who is hugely followed for his incredibly edgy sense of style, comes at a time when the brand is growing rapidly and evolving to make its presence felt in the textile industry all over the world. Ranveer’s soaring popularity across age groups and cities and his spectacular body of work make him an inspiration to many.  Commenting on this association, Ranveer Singh said, “Siyaram’s is truly an iconic brand. One that has a great legacy. I’ve grown up watching the Siyaram’s ads so to have been chosen as the ambassador of the brand is qui…

HPCL Signs Long-Term Agreement with HMEL

by Shrutee K/DNS 
HPCL has entered into a long-term agreement with M/s HMEL, for Operations and Maintenance of their newly commissioned Bitumen Terminal.
HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) has recently set up a Bitumen Blowing Unit (BBU) of capacity 62.5 TPH or 550 TMTPA of different grades of Bitumen at Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, Bathinda. For storing, handling and dispatching the product, HMEL has set up a marketing terminal and HPCL would be handling the same. Earlier, HPCL had signed a long-term Product Offtake agreement with HMEL for upliftment of their entire production. Both the agreements put together would give HPCL 550 TMT of Bitumen in the northern region.
As per the Agreement, HPCL has agreed to handle HMEL Bitumen Terminal in addition to the White Oil Terminal. This MoU will be addendum to the Principle agreement for White Oil and Product Offtake Agreement between HPCL and HMEL.

Thailand seeks to Enhance Economic Cooperation with Maharashtra

by Shrutee K/DNS
“India and Thailand have emerged as prominent trade and economic partners and both countries offer ample opportunities for cooperation in several sectors of mutual complementarities. Thailand has initiated discussions with the officials of the Government of Maharashtra for bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest and is keen to participate in investment Summits such as Magnetic Maharashtra as and when it takes place in the state.” These observations were made by Mr. Ekapol Poolpipat, Consul-General, The Royal Thai Consulate - General, Mumbai at an interactive meeting organised by MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai on September 20, 2018.  
Mr. Poolpipat was leading an official delegation from Thailand to explore opportunities for trade and economic cooperation with Maharashtra. Mr. Poolpipat identified three prominent sectors viz. harvest and post-harvest technologies, digital technologies and film production & distribution as focus areas for collaboration bet…

IIIT-H Executive Program on AI/ML in Association with TalentSprint

by Shrutee K/DNS  Over 1000 Tech Professionals Enrolled into the Executive Program by IIIT-Hyderabad and TalentSprint in the First 8 Months Mumbai:IIIT-Hyderabad Machine Learning Lab, India’s number one Artificial Intelligence research cluster and TalentSprint, have entered into an agreement with NASSCOM’s Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DSAI) based in Bengaluru as an ecosystem knowledge partner. This association will support NASSCOM’s initiative of creating AI/ML expertise among Indian IT Professionals. As traditional IT roles vanish, companies are betting big on AI and other deep tech areas to further growth. By 2021, approximately 75% of enterprise applications will use AI according to a report by IDC. Currently only 1% of the IT workforce has AI Expertise. The Advanced Certification Program by IIIT-Hyderabad and TalentSprint has an objective to build AI/ML expertise in 10,000 IT Professionals in India. Over 1000 tech professionals from Hyderaba…

Fujitsu RunMyProcess Boosts Customer Satisfaction and Operational Efficiency for Insurance Giant

Workflow automation project driven by Fujitsu RunMyProcess has improved overall agility and streamlined sprawling business processes
Digital platform as a service allows insurer to integrate and scale existing systems and services across multiple environments
Major improvements in customer service for some 1.7 million transactions per month, plus savings in administrative efforts

September 20th, 2018 – Fujitsu announced that leading Mexican insurance company Grupo Nacional Provincial (GNP) has deployed the Fujitsu RunMyProcess workflow automation platform as part of a digital transformation project to improve customer service.
As one of Mexico’s largest insurance companies, GNP processes some 1.7 million customer transactions per month – and is delivering on a company-wide strategy to improve overall agility, as well as gaining greater visibility and control over internal processes. The Mexican insurer recognized that its IT infrastructure and processes need to be highly adaptable, secur…

Vivo V11 Pro now Available on Airtel Online Store for just INR 4,299

First device from Vivo to be available on the Airtel Online Store
Customers can easily upgrade to the latest 4G smartphones on Airtel Online Store with instant financing, affordable down payments and convenient EMIs with built-in postpaid plans
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai, September 20, 2018: Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s leading telecommunications service provider, announced the availability of the all-new Vivo V11 Pro on its Online Store at an affordable down payment of just INR 4,299.The latest 4G smartphone from Vivo has become the first device from Vivo’s range of smartphones to be available on the Airtel Online Store. This will enable consumers to easily upgrade to the device with an affordable down payment and convenient EMIs. 
The Vivo V11 Pro is a complete package for consumers as it comes with industry-first features such as In-Display Fingerprint Technology for enhanced security, new 16.28cm Super AMOLED FHD+ Halo FullView™ Display with a 91.27% screen-to-body ratio for immersive…

Brand Factory Aces the Meme Game on Social Media

For two years now, Brand Factory, the discount retail outlet for fashion brands, has been strategically capturing its audience’s attention with witty, humour and well-timed content. No wonder they have become part of the daily internet conversations of millennials across India. How did they achieve this? Meme’s the word. Mumbai: Brand Factory, originally positioned as a ‘365 days on discount’ retail store, had its communication centered around various offers and brand promotions. Today it has evolved to ‘Best Brands. Smart Prices.’ and is perceived as a ‘smart place to shop for brands’. To drive this change, they needed a fresh communication approach. While ads like #DontGetFooled were launched in mainline media; on digital, communication was driven through meme marketing. The key to marketing to millennials is to understand the primary reason they are on social media – to stay connected, to be amused and to share a laugh or two. Memes, have become a rage and has often found its way fro…

Date with Data: WPP India Hosts the First Data Summit

by Shrutee K/DNS Date with Data, WPP India’s Data Summit, will decode the evolving, data-driven marketing landscape via all verticals of the industry, by bringing together WPP’s talent, partners, and clients India – Mumbai, 20th September 2018 – WPP India, alongside WPP’s Data Alliance, will host Date with Data, a first-ever Data Summit,on 16 October 2018 at the ISDI – WPP School of Communication in Mumbai. This one-day summit will bring together WPP leaders, partners, and clients, to discuss how to drive success in today’s market by leveraging consumer, marketing, and communication data. The summit will serve as a platform to discuss the current and future state of the global data landscape with a specific emphasis on India. Each session throughout the event will have content that showcases and analyses the impact of data on understanding consumers and how to create positive ROIs for clients and growing businesses.  “We are excited to bring this summit to the market at a time where rapid…


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