Showing posts from November, 2016

NIESBUD under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signs MoU with deAsra Foundation to develop entrepreneurship & create jobs

by Shrutee K/DNS Pune, 30 November 2016 : The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) and Pune-headquartered not-for-profit deAsra Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a step towards accelerating economic growth in India through large scale initiatives in job generation through entrepreneurship development.  Under the MoU, deAsra makes available online free “Business Guides”, ready reference guides for 75 businesses (to be increased to 250 businesses), to new and existing entrepreneurs. The “Business Guides” entail everything the new entrepreneur needs, right from preparing fully functional business plans, to planning and execution steps for a specific business in easy-to-understand formats et al. Business specific funding sources, registration requirements, setup and marketing activities along with all required processes, forms and documents are a part of each Business Guide. The National Institute for En

Saketh to lead field in JVPGC Super 8 Tennis

by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, November 30:  Indian’s No.1 ranked men’s tennis player, Saketh Myneni will lead the field in the Rs 10.5 lakh prize money Invitation All-India Super 8 Men’s Tennis Championship, presented by Anil Sampat and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club at their tennis courts from  December 1 to 4 . This tournament is being sponsored by the family of Anil Sampat, a member of JVPGC and a regular tennis player who passed away suddenly last year.  Sampat was passionate about tennis and also was a former general secretary of JVPGC, in whose memory his family has donated Rs 7.5 lakhs towards prize money. Besides Saketh, the eight-player field will also include current National champion Sriram Balaji, former National champions Vishnu Vardhan and Mohit Mayur, besides Sanam Singh, Nitten Kirtane and Jayesh Pungaliya. Mumbai will be represented by Aryan Goveas, who is also the youngest player in the field.  The eight players will divided into two groups, who will play a round

IMARA fashions a new brand campaign for A/W 16 with Shraddha Kapoor

by Shrutee K/DNS India, 30th November 2016:  Imara, the celebrity fashion line founded by Universal Sportsbiz Pvt. Ltd (USPL) with Bollywood sensation, Shraddha Kapoor has launched ‘Fashion your own world’ - its latest national brand campaign on the launch of its A/W 16 collection. This season, Imara gives every woman the right to style her dream world. The AW 16 Imara collection emphasizes on the fact “ you create your world. ”  With stunning imagery that draws inspiration from nature – the visuals transport Shraddha Kapoor to the lands of oysters, butterflies and fireflies emphasising freedom. The central theme of the campaign is to empower women  that they make their own choices and should stick to it and never let anyone ever influence their life changing decisions. The campaign consists of three visual narratives. Each of these narratives depicts Shraddha in various avatars, confident and fearless.  The message is for the contemporary women – to be  confident, have an op

Over 1,000 Ongo Enabled TABCab Taxis in Mumbai Now Powered by Visa

by Shrutee K/DNS National , November, 30, 2016:  mVisa, a Quick Response (QR) code-based mobile solution by Visa, will now support payments to over 1,000 TABCab taxis powered by Ongo.  The announcement marks the expansion of mVisa to a new category (taxi) after success with merchants like TataSky, Idea, Pizza Hut and others. Using mVisa, customers will be able to pay their fare through their respective bank’s mobile banking app by scanning the driver’s QR code displayed as a badge or a sticker in the taxi. The driver will receive a payment notification either through an SMS or on the   Ongo app   (for smartphone users). The service is currently available on the following apps – Axis Bank Mobile Banking App, Bank of Baroda M CLIP App, Bank of India mVisa App, HDFC Bank PayZapp, Pockets by ICICI Bank, State Bank Anywhere App and Udio Payments App. Consumers can also be eligible for an attractive promotional offer. For every mVisa transaction, the consumer gets 50% cashback (up


by Shrutee K/DNS Resil Chemicals is an innovation-driven, diversified chemical and performance materials manufacturer. With a heritage of more than 25 years of product development and innovation, Resil is today one of Asia’s leading innovative formulators of silicones. Resil Chemicals has won a prestigious CII IPR AWARD for the top design driven industry of the year among small and medium enterprises (SME’s) 2016. Speaking on the achievement Mr. Siddarth Kumar, Director - Resil Chemicals Private Limited says “We owe our success to all our customers and partners who have supported us in this mission”. This award recognizes IP excellence across industry segments, encouraging organizations to foster a culture of intellectual property management and benchmark themselves against top performers. About the company :  Resil Chemicals is an innovation-driven, diversified chemical and performance materials manufacturer. In textiles, Resil provides cutting-edge solutions for the

Celebrity Spotting at Kitchen Garden by Suzette

by Shrutee K/DNS Shahid Kapoor went on a lunch date to  Kitchen Garden by Suzette  with his wife Mira Rajput.

Skechers & Lauren Gottlieb get Goa fit and Dancing

by Shrutee K/DNS Skechers, the second largest sports & lifestyle footwear brand in the USA, got Goa to put on their dancing shoes for the first Skechers Perfomance Dance-Cardio Workout led by the talented danseuse-actor Lauren Gottlieb. Known for its high-performance shoes in Running, Walking & Training, Skechers introduced this fun initiative for the growing number of fitness enthusiasts in Goa. Following the tempo set by Lauren, the crowd enthusiastically participated in the fun workout and went through the pace set for them by the beautiful dancing star and Skechers. Lauren Gottlieb, a self-confessed Skechers fan and dance-cardio guru, said, “Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances …so why not make your fitness regime dance to your beat. I’m so glad Skechers took the initiative of conducting this workout especially since their shoes are perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle and enjoys variations in their workouts like this one.” Speak

Taj Balloon Festival-15 incredibly colorful balloons dance around the Taj every morning

by Shrutee K/DNS Agra : The ongoing Taj Balloon Festival, witnessed an overwhelming response to its second edition as the residents and tourists woke up every morning to colorful balloons peppering the dotted skyline. SkyWaltz is conducting Taj Balloon Festival 2016 in association with The Uttar Pradesh Government, to packed audiences till 30th November, 2016. Hot Air Balloons of different hues and shapes, has the rapt attention of viewers, as they gently float over historical forts. The Taj Mahal is the only sureal wonder of the world that lets one take flight on a hot air balloon next to it.  Already in its 4th day, it was mesmerizing to experience an awe-inspiring display of colors with 15 balloons taking to the skies from the PAC Ground, following the sunrise. The Taj Balloon Festival saw enumerable excited passengers enjoying the cool morning air and a lovely scenery from above. Flyers also caught a glimpse of the Taj Mahal minutes after takeoff. With a far-reaching v

Ducati Announces 90th Anniversary celebratory offer on the Scrambler range

            Ducati India announces 90th Anniversary celebratory offer with a INR 90,000 price celebration on the Ducati Scrambler range          Managing Director Ravi Avalur: “We would like to thank our Ducatisti and Desmo Owners Clubs for making this a very special year for us.”           Available across all five Ducati dealerships in India starting at  INR 6,07,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) until 31 st December by Shrutee K/DNS New Delhi, 29 November, 2016:  The Ducati brand was founded in 1926 and this year’s 90 th anniversary represents an important milestone in the history of the iconic Italian company. To mark the 90th Anniversary, Ducati India has announced INR 90,000 off on the current price of the Ducati Scrambler. This 90th Anniversary offer is valid on all four variants including the Scrambler Icon, Classic, Urban Enduro and Full Throttle, until 31st December 2016.  The recently launched finance schemes in partnership with YES BANK are valid on these purchases,

Volkswagen announces standardization of ABS and Dual Airbags as standard fitment across all variants of the Polo and Vento

          All Volkswagen carlines in India are now available with ABS and Dual airbags as standard             Cars with standard fitments for the Polo and Vento are available across all Volkswagen dealerships in India by Shrutee K/DNS  Mumbai, 29 November 2016:  Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announces the introduction of ABS as a primary safety feature along with Dual Airbags, as standard fitment for all variants of the Polo and Vento. Cars with the new standard fitments are available across all Volkswagen dealerships in India. With the introduction of ABS and Dual Airbag as standard fitments, Volkswagen once again adheres to its commitment towards India and fulfils the exceptionally high safety standards that are intrinsic to the brand’s DNA. The added safety feature of ABS to the Polo and Vento will set new benchmarks in safety by adopting global standards for all Volkswagen products in India. With this announcement, Volkswagen will now enjoy a pioneer pos

Deco Home Garden Torches

by Shrutee K/DNS Deco   Window  is from the house of Jayanita Exports Pvt Ltd, the largest manufacturer of trimmings and curtain rods in India.  Deco   Window  is the one stop solution for all your decor needs. Deco Home- Garden Torches:  Winter is a time to snuggle up and beat the blues. When it is freezing outside it is important to keep your indoors warm and cozy. Add panache and glory to you interiors with amazing Garden Torches. These can be used outdoors in your garden, balcony,patio, lawn or deck. The Garden Torches will enhance the look of your indoors as well as outdoors keeping the place warm. The torches are available in two styles : Mosaic Tulip Torch (set of 2)  Price : 2,499 Set of 4 Torches Oil Rubbed  Price :1,999 Website:

InfraConclave 2017-

  by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai : InfraConclave 2017, an active forum for inclusive dialogue and engagement for all infrastructure stakeholders was announced today. The conclave seeks to deliver actionable intelligence for transformative progress and development of India’s key infrastructure.   Speaking at the announcement, Mr. Rajaneesh Dasgupta, Secretary General, InfraConclave said, ‘InfraConclave is a platform to create an inclusive, purposeful dialogue with all stakeholders that results in actionable intelligence. It is not unknown that there is a huge dependency of our nation’s growth on its infrastructure. The Government of India has been laying a huge emphasis on participation of all stakeholders in nation building. With InfraConclave, our attempt is to bring diverse, but important voices from various segments of society to create actionable intelligence and support the Government in the endeavor. We are delighted that several industry leaders have shown their commitment t

Prevent, test and treat all with AIDS

by Shrutee K/DNS By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.  On 1 December of every year since 1988, the world has been celebrating World AIDS Day. This day provides an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the cause of HIV prevention and treatment.  It draws attention to the HIV epidemic; raises awareness about HIV; and above all is an opportunity to remember loved ones who lost out to AIDS, in solidarity with people living with HIV, celebrating success, survival and triumph against this scourge of the 21st century.  Today we are at a historic moment in our fight against HIV, having reversed the epidemic that was one of the Millennium Development Goals for 2015. We, however, fell short on our commitment of universal access to HIV treatment. We have now embarked on a mission to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 as part of Sustainable Development Goal 3.3 – this is through an interim goal, which aims to achieve the 90-90-90

The German National Tourist Office, India Successfully flagged off its Annual Roadshow in Mumbai

The German National Tourist Office, India (GNTO) successfully flagged off its annual 4 city roadshow in Mumbai.   Destination Germany continues to witness Stable growth from India by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai 28 November, 2016 ­-  The German National Tourist Office, India (GNTO) successfully flagged off its annual 4 city roadshow in Mumbai. The event witnessed great interest from the travel trade in the city and saw the participation of 8 German partners. The partners were thrilled to see the enthusiastic response from the travel fraternity in Mumbai. More than 250 travel companies attended event.  The Roadshow which is an annual event, has been witnessing encouraging participation from the Indian trade over the years. The feedback received from the operators has helped the German Partners customize their products to better suit the Indian Travellers. Mr. Romit Theophilus, Director Sales & Marketing, said “Germany has recorded over 5,00,432 overnights from I

Indus Towers showcases Innovative infrastructure

by Shrutee K/DNS  New Delhi, 29 November 2016:  Indus Towers, India’s largest telecom tower company, is consistently working in line with its philosophy of ‘Putting India First’ while bringing best in class technology innovation in the country. With sustainability and environment at the core of all initiatives, coupled with the management’s approach of Design Thinking, the company is contributing to Digital India and Smart Cities dream by building new-age infrastructure. With this focus of putting up a robust NextGen Digital services network, Indus Towers today announced their nationwide initiative of Aesthetic Sites. Catering to the need of building smart cities with beautiful city landscapes, the Aesthetic Sites are a unification of world class technology and innovation, location aesthetics and environmental considerations.  Sharing his thoughts,  Mr. Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers , said, “With our focus on innovation that enables transformation and belief in Design Thin