Showing posts from August, 2021

LANXESS to acquire IFF’s microbial control business

by Shrutee K ·           LANXESS to become one of the world's largest suppliers of microbial control products ·           Strengthening the specialty chemicals portfolio: expansion of the growth areas disinfection, personal care and material protection ·           Acquisition with approximately USD 450 million* in sales and around USD 100 million* in EBITDA ·           Attractive synergies: additional EBITDA contribution of around USD 35 million within four years ·           Purchase price of around USD 1.3 billion ·           Closing of transaction expected in Q2 2022 ·           Consumer Protection to become the Group’s strongest segment Cologne, August, 2021  – LANXESS is taking another big step on its growth course: the specialty chemicals company intends to take over the microbial control business of the U.S. group International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF). Both companies signed a corresponding agreement on August 23, 2021. IFF Microbial Control is one of the leading s

Brain Tumor: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment options

  Contributed by Dr. Ashish Bhange, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre Nagpur Brain tumor has always been a major challenge to medical science pertaining to its critically delicate location and impairment of important functions. Brain tumor is caused by abnormal growth of cells inside the brain or skull. As per studies, brain tumors comprise of 2.4 percent of all tumors diagnosed, though all brain tumors are not cancerous. Hence, we must have a necessary awareness regarding it. The exact reason for occurrence of brain tumor is yet not established. Few factors have been correlated such as hereditary disorders, excessive exposure to radiation therapy, fertilizer, pesticides and radiation of cellular devices. Brain tumors are generally of two types, Benign tumors (non-cancerous) and malignant tumors (Cancerous). Adult brain tumors are 70 percent times benign in nature whereas children have similar percentage inversely of malignant tumors. In children, it is second mo

Aerospike Q2 2021 Is Best Quarter in Company’s History

Widespread Demand for Petabyte Scale, Multi-cloud AI and ML  Applications Drives Momentum for Aerospike Real-time Data  Platform by Shrutee K INDIA — August 27, 2021 — Aerospike Inc . today announced that Q2 2021 was the best quarter in the company’s history. Quarterly bookings increased 100% in Q2 2021 over Q2 2020 as more organizations around the globe selected or expanded their use of the  Aerospike Real-time Data Platform . Additionally, the company has seen tremendous growth in the APAC region, showing the growing demand for the company's platform. Aerospike's revenues and customers have doubled in the Asia Pacific area over the last two years as businesses seek a competitive edge through data-rich digital transformation innovations. The Aerospike Real-time Data Platform lets organizations act in real time across billions of transactions while dramatically reducing server footprint. Applications built on Aerospike reap big rewards for enterprises, delivering a three-year r

ASUS Brings Much-Awaited ROG Academy Season 3 with Valorant

Registration starts Today! by Shrutee K New Delhi, August 27, 2021   – ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), world’s No.1 Gaming Laptop brand, today announced the beginning of the 3 rd  instalment of ROG Academy. Taking the experience to next level, Season 3 will continue to focus on Valorant, one of the  top games in the eSports circuits in India .  The registrations for the third season commence today, 27 th  August 2021 and will close on Thursday, 2 nd  September 2021.     ASUS   ROG witnessed a great deal of  participation for Valorant during ROG Showdown and ROG Academy season 2 with over 1800 registrations, out of which  6 finalists  were selected to be trained by the industry experts. ROG Academy is carefully designed  to mentor potential professional gamers to  excel in the field of eSports  and give their eSports career a boost. The program is aimed at paving way for next generation of industry best gamers from India by giving them access to resources, mentorship and training from ve

Jeep India Lights up Asia's Largest Outdoor Brand Installation on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in the Indian Tricolour, to Celebrate India's 75th Year of Independence.

by Shrutee K “JEEP brand, which is synonymous world over with Freedom and Adventure, celebrates India’s 75 th  Independence Day by lighting up its monolithic brand installation on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in the  Indian Tricolour.  This record-breaking installation is a visual spectacle for commuters on the Expressway and will be kept illuminated in the Indian Tricolour for three days.  This is Jeep brand’s way of celebrating India’s Independence with fellow Indians, who have given their love and adulation to this symbol of Freedom and Adventure when it was recognized by the Asia Book of Records as Asia’s largest outdoor brand installation in 2018. Jeep brand salutes the sacrifices made during India’s inspiring Freedom struggle, which subsequently brought peace and independence to this vibrant nation of diverse cultures and traditions.”

OPPO sets-up its Camera Innovation lab in India; Pushes boundaries in Innovative imaging Technology

by Shrutee K  This announcement is an important development towards OPPO’s determination in bringing innovative futuristic solutions in smartphone videography The camera lab will focus on building new solutions to resolve issues such as night videography, different surrounding light and light temperatures, and more Committed to bringing the most advanced technologies to the world; the lab will also lead innovation for other countries, including Middle East Asia, South Asia, Africa, Japan, and Europe National, August 16, 2021:    Strengthening the base to make India, the global innovation hub, OPPO a leader in camera innovations today announced the set-up of a specialised lab for Camera Innovation at its Hyderabad R&D centre. The lab is designed to develop localized features, camera solutions using AI and focus on developing imaging software for a better user experience. OPPO is determined to push AI capabilities to bring high-end videography innovation to the users. From using AI A


by Shrutee K Mumbai, 16th August 2021:  Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, is lighting up in celebration of India’s 75 th  Independence Day on August 15. In commemoration of the special occasion,  W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is displaying the flag of India on its grid shell light canopy, while Etihad Arena turns into tricolor.    For more information, please visit: About Yas Island:  Yas Island is one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi - just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai. Yas Island offers holidaymakers a diverse mix of award-winning leisure and entertainment experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class shopping and superb dining, to a links golf course, exciting water and motorsports, and spectacular musical, entertainment, and family events… all within the 25 sq km Island.  Today, Yas Island is home to the award-winning t

Runwal Group commemorates the Covid-19 Frontline Heroes on 75th Independence Day

by Shrutee K Mumbai, 16 th  August 2021:  On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, Mumbai based Runwal Group, one of India’s top real estate developers, felicitated the frontline warriors from Dombivli for doing their bit to fight the unprecedented health crisis due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Group recognized and felicitated the unconventional warriors that included the doctors, nurses and hospital staff along with other heroes who stood tall for the community during a difficult period and brought in a positive change. The event was hosted at their integrated township project, Runwal Gardens which is located on the main Kalyan Shil Road. Commenting on this occasion,  Mr. Rajat Rastogi, Executive Director, Runwal Group  said,  “Runwal Group has always been a brand that believes in community development. These frontline warriors have been providing critical services to the community during the pandemic and we wanted to extend our gratitude to them. There could not have been a better

GAIL PAT jumps to Rs. 1,530 Crore in Q1 FY 22 as against Rs. 256 crore in Q1 FY 21, Turnover up 44% to Rs. 17,352 crore

by Shrutee K New Delhi, August, 2021:  GAIL (India) Limited recorded turnover of Rs. 17,352 crore in Q1 FY22 vis a vis Rs. 12,060 crore in Q1 FY21 while Profit before Tax (PBT) in Q1 FY22 stood at Rs. 2,054 crore as against Rs. 356 crore in Q1 FY21.  The Profit after Tax (PAT) stood at Rs. 1,530 crore in Q1 FY22 as against Rs. 256 crore in Q1 FY21. The increase in the profits is mainly attributable to better physical performance in Natural Gas Marketing & Transmission, improved margins in gas marketing due to favourable market conditions and better price realization in Petrochemicals and Liquid Hydrocarbons. During the quarter, Natural Gas Transmission and Natural Gas Marketing volume increased by 19% and 18% respectively as compared with corresponding quarter in previous year. The volume growth is due to normalcy of the business activities as against nationwide lockdown during Q1 FY21. During the quarter, the consolidated group Turnover stood at Rs. 17,551 crore as against Rs. 12,

Yas Island takes the internet by storm in the first week of launching ‘Stayin’ On Yas’

  The Bee Gees-inspired music video cuts through the clutter, reaching over nine million people and garnering almost seven million views in its first week by Shrutee K Mumbai, August 05, 2021:  In spired by the popular  Bee Gees classic Stayin’ Alive with the aim of  encouraging staycationers and vacationers to ‘break like you mean it’, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations, went viral after launching its new marketing campaign ‘Stayin’ On Yas’, featuring three holiday-makers channeling the Bee Gees on a staycation like no other as they experience the wide range of activities on Yas Island in style .  T he retro-style music video has received strong engagement  across social media and digital channels,  being viewed more than 2.4 million times on Yas Island’s Instagram account and over a million times on its YouTube account in the first week of its release.    The campaign  maintains the captivating essence of the original tune while  

Plug & Play a lightweight air purifier, successfully proven & tested for neutralizing the novel Coronavirus upto 99%

by Shrutee K With the rise in numbers of Coronavirus cases, the companies believe that air purifiers are gradually becoming a necessity instead of a luxury. Wearing a mask or washing your hands regularly, social distancing—we are all familiar with the recommendations for preventing the spread of Coronavirus. However, with the surge in the cases there is a need for further protective measures. The protein jacketed virus that causes Covid-19 is mainly spread through respiratory droplets that are expelled when an infected person talks, coughs, sneezes or breathes, and are inhaled by another person. It has been claimed by many researchers now that the virus can also be spread through smaller airborne particles that have been lingering in the air for minutes or hours. Experts recommend using an air purifier as an additional way to keep your home—and your family—safe, especially if your space isn't well-ventilated. Selecting appropriate air purification systems for your homes or offices,

New Carbon Cell Phone: Lighter Than a Bag of Chips

by Shrutee K Innovation made in Germany:  Making its debut on the market this March is a carbon fiber cell phone that sets new standards for lightness, slim design and sustainability: the   "Carbon 1 Mark II"  from Berlin-based start-up   Carbon Mobile . This is made possible by the   Tepex   composite from LANXESS. The  “Carbon 1 Mark II”  of Carbon Mobile is the world’s first smartphone to be manufactured using carbon fiber technology. The base material for the innovative housing is a thermoplastic composite from the Tepex dynalite product range. It is reinforced with a web of incredibly fine 1K continuous carbon fiber filaments. “Our composite material, which we developed for extremely lightweight designs for components subject to considerable stress, does more than just allow exceptionally thin wall thicknesses. In fact, with its high degree of strength and rigidity, it also helps to make the housing very robust for day-to-day use.” Philipp Genders, Tepex expert in applic