Showing posts from March, 2021

Kingfisher ULTRA Indian Derby 2021

The winning thoroughbred of Kingfisher ULTRA Indian Derby , Immortality , took home a total prize amount of Rs. 91.50 lakhs by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, March , 2021 : The Kingfisher ULTRA Indian Derby 2021 was concluded today at the Mahalakshmi Race Course. Over the years, the much awaited racing event on the calendar has gained immense popularity amongst the city’s who’s who. The Kingfisher ULTRA Indian Derby 2021 was home to a line-up of India’s best thoroughbreds. Immortality  took the prime spot from get go and emerged victorious in one of the most awaited events on the Indian racing calendar, The Kingfisher ULTRA Derby. Trained by Pesi Shroff and ridden by Suraj Narredu, rallied towards victory. Immortality owned by Ms. Ameeta Mehra and Mrs. Liane Luthria took home Rs. 91.50 lakhs of the total prize money and the Trophy from Mr. Kiran Kumar, Chief Sales Officer of United Breweries Limited. The top three of the Kingfisher Ultra Derby -2021 are: 1.      Horse Name : Immortality;   Trai

Salesken tops the Conversation Intelligence Relationship Index as per the G2 Spring Reports

  Salesken recognised in multiple categories by G2 – the world’s leading B2B software & services review platform by Shrutee K/DNS  Bengaluru, March 31, 2021  - Salesken, a leading conversational intelligence platform, has been recognised as the “high performer” in the Conversational Intelligence Space, for the fourth time in a row, by G2 - world’s leading B2B software & services review platform in their spring 2021 report. Salesken was ranked number 1 in the conversational intelligence category, based on factors such as ease of doing business with, quality of support, and likelihood to recommend data. The company secured a rating of 9.73 out of 10, scoring the highest in each of the factors and in the process outperformed some of the biggest names in the conversational intelligence space globally. Additionally, the company has been recognised for Best Relationship, High Performer Mid-Market, High Performer Enterprise, and High Performer Asia. Salesken’s conversation AI platform

Public Procurement Policies Must Not Deprive Patients Their Access To Innovative And Quality Medical Devices

by Shrutee K/DNS New Delhi, 31 st, March 2021:   The DoP issued a revised notice on the Public Procurement Order (PPO) on March 25, 2021. Overlooking the fact that the HS codes are not monolithic, a blanket declaration has been made that for the 19 categories of medical devices listed in the said notice only class I local suppliers which have a local content of at least 50% shall be eligible to bid. Each of these categories may comprise of many sub-categories, several of which may not even be manufactured in India thus putting the patients at risks. The Public Procurement Order has come as a big surprise to the Industry in the absence of thorough stakeholder consultations and those consultations which may have been held were marked with tokenism. The responsibility of basing the order on a robust evaluation of the local manufacturing capacity which should have been borne by the government was also not discharged. The notice seems to have been hastily issued and could have severe implic

Dr Venkatesh A N of Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru takes charge as National President for the Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI)

by Shrutee K/DNS  National, March 31, 2021:  Dr Venkatesh A N, Sr. Consultant & Head of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals Karnataka Region has been elected as the new National President of the 'Society for Emergency Medicine India' (SEMI). He will hold charge during the period 2021- 2023. Dr Venkatesh’s experience of over 21 years in emergency medicine and expertise in all areas of emergency procedures and Emergency care medicine will help him to ensure that SEMI continues to play an important role in ensuring proficiency and skill in emergency care practitioners in the country. The Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) is continuously working on Training, Education, Recognition, Research and Service in the field of emergency medicine. SEMI is a full member of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) and is the only organization representing India on the global map of emergency care. On February 19, 2021, the Society for Emergency Medicine India (S

HPCL acquires balance 50% stake in Chhara LNG Terminal

 by Shrutee K/DNS Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has acquired the balance 50% equity stake in ‘HPCL Shapoorji Energy Private Limited (HSEPL)’ from M/s S P Ports Pvt Ltd on 30 th March 2021.   Post-acquisition, HPCL’s stake in HSEPL gets enhanced to 100%, making HSEPL a wholly owned subsidiary of HPCL. HSEPL is constructing a 5 MMTPA Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal at Chhara, Gujarat at a project cost of about Rs 4300 crore which is likely to be completed by end of calendar year 2022.   The Terminal will have all facilities for receipt of LNG through ocean going tankers, marine unloading, storage, LNG Road Tanker loading, regasification, and supply of regasified LNG to the gas grid.   The project is further expandable to a capacity of 10 MMTPA in future. The acquisition is in line with overall future strategy of HPCL to diversify its product portfolio and is an important step in the direction of having a strong presence in the total Natural Gas value chain.  

Shri Nitesh Ranjan assumes charge as Executive Director of Union Bank of India

by Shrutee K/DNS   Mumbai, March 13, 2021: Shri Nitesh Ranjan has assumed charge as the Executive Director of Union Bank of India on March 10, 2021. He has been appointed to this position by the Central Government.   Shri Ranjan has been with the Bank since 2008. He was Chief General Manager, responsible for steering Bank’s vision and goals including strategic agenda of end-to-end digitisation. Prior to this, he was the head of Treasury operations. He also occupied several important positions in the Bank, namely,   Chief Investor Relations Officer, Head of Balance-Sheet Management Group, Chief Economist, and Regional Head. He started his career with Food Corporation of India as management trainee, and then moved to Andhra Bank.   Shri Nitesh Ranjan, 44, is a post graduate in Economics. He has also completed Leadership Development Programme of IIM Bangalore, curated by the Banks Board Bureau in consultation with IBA and Egon Zehnder International Pvt. Ltd. He dedicated 100 days for imp

Humanitarian Welfare and Research Foundation organises a fun get together for YMCA Sharan’s underprivileged & homeless women.

by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai : We don’t need an occasion to celebrate women, it is imperative that we celebrate them every single day of the year. However, occasions like the recent International Women’s Day give us an additional reason, that extra push to take this celebration a notch higher.  Humanitarian Welfare and Research Foundation (HWARF)  organised a celebratory event along with  Bubble Communication  for homeless, underprivileged women at the YMCA Sharan, Mumbai. The Chief guests for the event were Smt. Vivian Silver (Pratibha Ovhal) - District Probation Officer of Mumbai Suburban, Shri. Vijay Doiphode, Shairman Child Welfare Committee, Smt. Bhawana Walke - Deputy Superintendent, Shri. Manav Seva Sangh, Ms. Supriya Waghmare and Premlata Maurya of CEO Awaaz National News & Aarti Notiyal – Director, Bubble Communication. Smt. Vivian Silver (Pratibha Ovhal) said, “Our government has introduced lot of schemes for our women but many are unaware of the same and hence unable to take

Pavitra donates 1111 litres of milk to underprivileged children on Mahashivratri

by Shrutee K/DNS Integrating spirituality, sustainability and holistic living into an individual’s daily life, Pavitra aims to create an ecosystem of socially conscious, natural and all-rounded wellbeing of the community. As an e-commerce entity dedicated to the well-being of the society, the brand focuses to promote a lifestyle and mindset change, one that is eco-friendly, contemporary yet taking people back to the purity of their roots. On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, Pavitra took the initiative to donate 1111 litres of milk to the underprivileged children in and around Banganga area in Walkeshwar, Mumbai following the 11 litres offering to Lord Shiva. The milk was provided by the farm to home brand Woohoo doodh. The idea is to get the community together through a fundraiser to help and contribute in smaller ways bringing a smile to the many lesser privileged children. The event took place on March 11, 2021 in honour of Lord Shiva. In attendance were Property Magnate Man

Catch all the action from Planet Marathi presents Filmfare Awards Marathi 2020 on Facebook Watch

  Watch your favourite actors - Amey Wagh, Amruta, Khanvilkar, Siddharth Jadhav, and many more perform live at the event by Shrutee K/DNS   Mumbai, March,13, 2021:  Facebook has partnered with Worldwide Media to bring you the  Planet Marathi presents Filmfare Awards Marathi 2020   on Facebook Watch on March 14, 2021 at  7.00  PM IST in India and 7.00 PM EST for US & Canada. Catch your favourite celebrities from the Marathi film industry, along with behind the scenes action, performances and red carpet highlights from the award ceremony on  Filmfare’s official Facebook page.    Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy videos on Facebook. Home to a wide range of videos such as live events, shows, sports, news or music videos – Facebook Watch is a destination where content, community and conversation come together.  Speaking on the occasion  Manish Chopra, Director, and Head of Partnerships, Facebook India  said, “ Our focus in India with Watch has been reflective of the divers

Fortis Hospital, Nagarbhavi introduces, Nest- A Woman and Child Care Unit

by Shrutee K/DNS Bengaluru, March, 2021:  On the occasion of  International Women’s Day ,  Fortis Hospital, Nagarbhavi  has launched  Nest , a  Woman & Child care unit.  The 50 bedded unit will include gynaecology, paediatrics, paediatric superspeciality, neonatology, fetal medicine and 24/7 emergency care. The main objective of this centre is to provide premium birthing facility and quality services and care to new mothers, newborns and kids in and around the vicinity of Nagarbhavi Road.   Dr Thejashwini P, Facility Director,   Fortis Hospital, Nagarbhavi, “ Our unit at Nagarbhavi Road is a neighbourhood hospital with world class facility and expert team of doctors. Through  Nest , we want to continue our legacy for women and child care apart from our core specialities like Neurology, Urology, Orthopedics, general surgery, and ENT. We believe that offering a mother & child care services in a multi-speciality set up will help the expectant mother to get a comprehensive ,  high-

Clean-Up Foundation conducts health & COVID 19 vaccination awareness campaign for city’s rag-pickers

by Srutee K/DNS   Mumbai, March 13, 2021 : Continuing its work to help the rag-pickers of Mumbai, Clean-Up Foundation conducted an awareness campaign on improving health and hygiene of the city’s rag-pickers along with creating awareness about the COVID 19 vaccination. The initiative was part of the National Safety Week 2021 drive and was conducted in association with Aasra Welfare Association at ‘H’ West ward of MCGM. The team of Clean-Up Foundation along with a few independent practicing doctors participated in this novel initiative.   During this event, Dr. Jitendra Patil, MBBS and Occupational Health Specialist highlighted the hazards, risks and control measures for health and personal hygiene management. He also shared the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and how safe it is to get oneself vaccinated. A skit was also organized in association with Yuvak Pratisthan, an NGO focusing on behavioural change among rag pickers. Clean Up Foundation distributed 3 ply cloth masks to all the