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Navneet Education Limited appoints Abhijit Sanyal as the Official Spokesperson for Youva

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by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai, December 30th 2019: Navneet Education Limited, one of India’s oldest and most trusted educational products brands has appointed Abhijit Sanyal as their official spokesperson for Youva – its domestic stationery brand for the youth. 
Sanyal has been with the company for almost 20 months; he heads business strategy and marketing for Youva, as well as oversees supply chain and finance for the business.
Sanyal is an accomplished leader with experience across multiple global markets. An alumnus of IIT - Kharagpur and IIM - Ahmedabad, he has more than 30 years of experience across the FMCG, food, lifestyle, consumer banking, retail, OTC/FMHG and telecom industries. Sanyal handled P&L responsibilities across various businesses for nearly two decades in senior positions such as Profit Centre Head, COO, CEO, and President. 
Shailendra Gala, Director, Navneet Education Limited, said: “We are extremely proud to have Mr. Sanyal on board. He will also be the spokesperson fo…

DGCA Launches Phase-1 services of e-GCA

by Shrutee K/DNS
Ministry of Civil Aviation Issue of Commercial Pilot License now automated; More than 700 aspirant pilots to benefit every year
Project e-GCA aims to provide speedy service delivery in a secure environment 

New Delhi, 30th December 2019: Phase-1 services of the e-Governance (eGCA) project of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was launched by Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Ministry of Civil.  Present at the event were senior officers of DGCA and Ministry of Civil Aviation. The services were launched on the new DGCA website (www.dgca.gov.in).

With this launch, the issue of Commercial Pilot License (CPL-A) with Flight Radio Telephony Operators License (FRTOL) and Instrument Rating has been automated. The applicants would now be able to fill up their flying details through DGCA portal, after getting themselves registered. Subsequently, after getting the flying details verified by the Chief Flight Instructors / Dy. Chief Flight Instructors, the applicants wou…

Star Movies: The Decade Of the Viewers, By the Viewers, For the Viewers

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Mumbai, 30th December 2019; Star Movies, India's leading English movie channel known for setting new benchmarks celebrates ten years of unparalled entertainment and path breaking cinema in the last decade. In the last ten years, the channel has introduced many pioneering initiatives including the launch of Star Movies Select HD, monthly premieres of Hollywood blockbusters, Star Movies Secret Screening and various other campaigns all of which has been led by a continual zeal to give the viewers the best of English entertainment. The latest ground-breaking (or shall we say sky-breaking) campaign is #StarMoviesplay@7 where the channel brings together TV and Twitter through a unique consumer engagement model, which is a first for the category. The Channel has been constantly innovating to enhance the consumer experience through new content. It has been Home to the Oscars since 1998 and brought some of the biggest Oscar® Premieres to the Indian audiences. With all the latest Avengers ac…

Mumbai Police retain Martyr Kamte Trophy

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai: Greater Mumbai Police produced a strong all-round performance and registered a convincing 8-wicket win against Pune Police in the final of the Inter-District cricket tournament 2019 for the Martyr Ashok Kamte Memorial Trophy, organized by Superintendent of Police, Palghar and played at the Shivpark Cricket Ground, Nalasopara. The Mumbai Police has successfully retained their title. Batting first Pune Police were dismissed for 136 runs in 19.5 overs. Middle order batsmen Pruthviraj Gaikwad (22 runs) and Amar Salve (19 runs) lifted the Pune Police innings. Mumbai Police medium pacers Amit Jadhav (3 for 14) and Yogesh Patil (2 for 8) were responsible for restricting the opponents to a small total. In reply, Mumbai Police opening batsmen Sudhakar Siddul (53 runs) and Sunil Patil (35 runs) ensured they reached the winning target scoring 139 runs for the loss of just two wickets in 16.2 overs. Shrikant Limbole (28 runs) and Rohit Pol (20 runs) completed the finishing t…

Mumbai ends the calendar year with residential sales worth Rs.25,754 crores

by Shrutee K/DNS
A total of 15,978 residential units have been sold in 12 months starting January 2019 in Mumbai alone, Western Suburb of the city contributes 51% of the numbers and 41% to the revenue
Mumbai, the maximum city as they call it, has been a magnet of sorts for real estate investments in the country for several years now. Every Indian and especially the residents of Mumbai dream of owning a home in the heart of the starry city. The city that saw unprecedented rise in property prices between 2003 to 2016 by as much as 700-800% has over the past couple of years been facing it’s own share of challenges. The Real Estate market of Mumbai, like all other metros suffered from a slowdown because of the multiple reforms undertaken by the government over the past 3 years starting with Demonetisation, GST and RERA.The unprecedented rise in prices and never ending demand came to a sudden halt as a result of the liquidity crisis and the various measures introduced for the sector.
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Spinner Abhiyanshu bowls Yellow Sapphire to victory

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai: Abhiyanshu Jha produced a superb bowling spell picking up five wickets which helped Team Yellow Sapphire record a convincing 5-wicket victory against Team Bleed Blue in the final of the Rising Star Premier League Boys’ Under-14 Cricket Tournament, played at the Belapur Sports Association Cricket Ground, Navi Mumbai. After Team Blue elected to bat first, Yellow Sapphire’s left-arm spinner Abhiyanshu unsettled the rival bastmen with a teasing line and length. Team Blue innings folded for 118 runs in 30.1 overs with Abhiyanshu finishing with impressive bowling figures of 5 for 16 from 6.1 overs. Pratik Laharuka took  2 for 16 from four overs. Rudra Sukale 29 runs, Lokesh Rathod 28 runs and Pranav Dawoolkar 18 runs were the only Team Blue batsmen to get some runs on the board. Later, Yellow Sapphire easily chased down the target reaching 119 for the loss of five wickets in 24.5 over and emerge champions. Smit Kochrekar top-scored with 28 runs while Karan Rajput was unb…

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban crosses a record One-Crore mark

by Shrutee K/DNS  Inching closer to ‘Housing For All by 2020’ mission, PMAY–U sanctions 1.03 crore houses  From a mark of 7.26 Lakh houses sanctioned in 2015, the mission recorded a growth of 1418% in 2019 with 1.03 Crore houses sanctioned  Maharashtra sees a sanction of 11.57 Lakhs houses under PMAY–U while Andhra Pradesh tops the chart with 20 Lakh houses Mumbai, December 31, 2019:  One of the world’s ambitious and the biggest housing schemes ‘Housing For All by 2020’announced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2015, has accomplished a milestone of sanctioning one crore houses under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana – Urban category. In a short span of four years from 2015 to 2019, the PMAY–U has witnessed sanctions of 1.03 crore houses, revealed Mr Rajan Bandelkar, President, NAREDCO Maharashtra and Vice President, NAREDCO West at an event organised by NAREDCO, Maharashtra region to commemorate the milestone. Interestingly, in the period between the years 2004 to 2014, only 13.46 lakh…

Tel Aviv Becomes the First City in the World to Require all Shared Electric Scooters for Hire to be Equipped with License Plates and Helmets

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by Shrutee K/DNS  The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has issued new regulations for shared electric scooter companies in order to keep pedestrians and riders safe. The new regulations include equipping electric scooters with helmets, installing license plates, recycling used batteries, lowering the speed of the scooters in certain areas, and preventing the usage of scooters in restricted areas. The regulations enforced by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality are unprecedented and are meant to set an example for other municipalities around the world who are dealing with similar circumstances. In August 2019, the municipality embarked on a pilot to regulate companies that were renting out electric scooters in the city. These companies had been subjected to a number of conditions and restrictions in order to obtain a permit to operate in the city, which included ensuring availability throughout the city, limiting the maximum number of scooters per company to 2,500 units, allowing parking only in des…