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LANXESS extends its supports for quality education with Teach for India

Thane, 2017:LANXESS India Private Limited, a subsidiary of leading global specialty chemicals company LANXESS, renewed its commitment towards quality education by fulfilling its promise of aiding Teach For India (TFI) in their quest to support fellows volunteering to educate under privileged children in municipal schools. LANXESS India contributed an amount of INR 52,87,500 to the organization as part of its pledged five year commitment to support the not-for-profit organization’s efforts towards providing quality education to children. The company has committed a sum of  EUR 75000 (approx. INR 53 lakhs) per year for Corporate Social Responsibility projects in India for the period 2014 - 2018. Dr. Jacques Perez, Managing Director and Country Representative, LANXESS India Pvt. Ltd. handed over the cheque to Dimple Gujral. Chief Financial Officer, Teach For India (TFI) at LANXESS House in Thane. LANXESS has been contributing to TFI since 2010, starting with a sum of EUR 50,000 per year. …

Kotak Mahindra Bank launches DigiLocker on Government of India’s platform

First bank in India to offer secured access, storage of documents on Government of India’s platform

Mumbai, March 7th, 2017: In a move to support the Government of India’s Digital India and cashless initiative, Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) has become India’s first bank to launch access to DigiLocker on the Bank’s Net Banking platform. Through this platform, customers can eliminate the use of physical documents as Aadhaar-linked documents can be automatically fetched from Digilocker partner institutions. Customers can also download pre-verified documents themselves by providing some details. 
Customers only need a valid Aadhaar number to avail the DigiLocker. It is a free service with storage capacity of 1GB. They can upload scanned copies of their documents like Driving license, Voter ID, School Certificates, etc.  in their DigiLocker. They can share them with anyone using email, and can also electronically sign them using the eSign facility. KMB has provided single sign-on access to DigiLo…

Amway India forays into Refreshing drinks market with the launch of Nutrilite Fruit Drink mix Nutrilite Fruit Drink mix has no added preservatives, no artificial colors & no artificial flavors

New Delhi, March, 2017: Amway India, the largest direct selling FMCG Company of the country, has entered the refreshing drinks market with the launch of Nutrilite Fruit Drink Mix.  This is the first time that Amway India has extended Nutrilite’ s brand name in the refreshing drinks market in India. The Nutrilite Fruit Drink Mix in Lemon Lime flavor has 5 fruit concentrates – Acerola, Pineapple, Guava, Cashew fruit and Passion. The drink has no added preservatives, no artificial colors & no artificial flavors and is sweetened with Fructose. The Nutrilite Fruit Drink provides 8 vitamins including Vitamin B which helps support production of energy at cellular level and Vitamin C which is a known anti-oxidant. The Nutrilite Fruit Drink Mix, priced at Rs. 490/- (inclusive of all taxes), comes in an attractive box of 10 stick packs of 20 g each.
Ajay Khanna, Category Head - Wellness, Amway India, said, “Nutrilite is the world's No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand*. I…

“Clinical Transformation meets Digital Transformation”

Tech Mahindra to acquire US-based healthcare IT services & consulting firm 
Move to strengthen position in healthcare provider space and give access to marquee customers and healthcare consultants

Mumbai, March 6, 2017: Tech Mahindra Ltd., a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CJS Solutions Group LLC, a US-based healthcare Information Technology consulting company which does business as (DBA) “The HCI Group.”
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, The HCI Group works with some of the world’s most prestigious Tier-I healthcare service providers, primarily in the US and UK, focusing on providing end-to-end implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, training and support services. The HCI Group has a large pool of Epic and Cerner (healthcare software) certified professionals, and it is a leading implementation firm for these lea…

1400 women to compete in special rally to mark International Women’s Day

WIAA declared that from next year the Women’s Rally will be held in four more cities. Mumbai, March 2017:The city of Mumbai is all set to see a new record of sorts, with as many as 1400 women competing in the third edition of the WIAA Women’s Rally to the Valley on Sunday. Close to 300 cars, with young women and old inside, will hit the roads early in the morning and drive all the way towards Lonavala in what promises to be an exciting contest.
The Time, Speed and Distance (TSD) rally is being organised to mark the International Women’s Day to empower the ladies of the country. The participants will be educated about road safety as well, making it a unique initiative. “As many as 800 women turned up for the briefing for contestants on Friday,” Sanjay Sharma, head of JK Motorsports who are the prime sponsors of the rally, said. “We are bowled over by their enthusiasm and eagerness to compete in a rally meant specifically for them,” he added. The Rally will be flagged off by Mrs Valsa Nair S…

“Daryacha Raja” takes Marine Drive by Storm on Day 3 of ‘NEXA P1 Powerboat – Indian Grand Prix of the Seas’

~ Star performers of the Koli Boat Race were  the Koliwadas from Colaba, followed by Versova and Haji Ali ~ Mumbai,  March, 2017: The Day 3 at ‘NEXA P1 Powerboat – Indian Grand Prix of the Seas’ witnessed some exceptional sea sporting skills by the Koli Community as they competed on the shores of Marine Drive. The Koli Boat Race was extremely nail biting with some of the skilled boat riders from the Koli Community displaying amazing skill and competing against each other. Eight Koliwadas competed for the top position, and the Koli’s from Colaba, Versova and Haji Ali made their way to top three in that order.

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia opens on a high note

* Record number of trade visitors on opening day 15 percent  increase

*  Industry influencers and key dignitaries attended the  inauguration ceremony

*  Accompanying programs: Innovation Exchange well received; cfi – Ceramic Forum International and brick industry workshop on day     two and three

Leading international trade fairs for suppliers to the ceramics industry, Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia opened on a high note as the event welcomed 15 percent more trade visitors on the opening day as compared to the past edition. 2017 marks as a strong year with 300 exhibitors showcasing over 400 represented brands. 
Taking place from March 1 to 3, 2017 at Gujarat University Exhibition Centre, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, the grand opening of Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia saw presence of industry influencers and dignitaries such as Mr. G G Trivedi, President of Indian Ceramics Society; Mr. K Muraleedharan, Director - Central Glass & Ceramics Research Institute; Mr. Hakimuddin Ali, Chai…

Autism is not a disease, it is a disorder

“What Moms Need To Know”
“It is seen that 1 to 3 percent of the children who are autistic are between ages two and nine in India” Says Mrs. Anupama Maruvada, Child Behavior Specialist associated with Himalaya BabyCare. It is a common disorder that is seen amongst 1 in every 60 children today, which was at a ratio of 1 in 110 few years back. 
The Big ‘A’ of Autism :A neurological condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.” is what technically a neurologist would say autism is. But to put it in simple terms “The cells of the brain are talking too much. 
“Autism is not yet common in India” : Autism is not a common word heard in Indian homes, which doesn’t mean that it didn’t exist. However, over time it is seen that a larger interest in science has revealed that autism is a cause of a “GAP in the Mind cells” and a large number of doctors and self- help NGO’s lo…


Mumbai, February 15, 2017: Train journeys are special. Not just because of the local dishes one eats while travelling but because strangers becomes friends bonding over food. Barbeque Nation presents the ‘Indian Barbeque Express’, which will run from February 15 to March 05, 2017 at Barbeque Nation’s 13 outlets in Mumbai (Andheri East, Mulund, Kalyan, Panvel, Lokhandwala,Korum Mall,Ghodbundar, Mahape, Worli, Kurla(West), Nerul, Bandra and Belapur). Gourmands will be taken on a culinary journey across India, and can sample food from different states. 
Vegetarians can begin their ‘food journey’ with starters like Lal Mirch Ke Peru and Pineapple (grilled guava and pineapple with a tint of red chili powder) and Crispy Corn (crunchy corn, infused with Barbeque Nation’s signature flavours). Non-vegetarians can begin with Murgh Malai Tikka (chicken marinated in white pepper paste and grilled to perfection) and spicy Ajwaini Amritsari Fish. The buffet also offers a great selection of dishes li…

SBI entrusts Trend Micro to provide end-point and server security solutions across nearly 3 Lakh endpoints

Across 26,000 branches of SBI in and outside India

Bangalore, March 06, 2017 –– Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has deployed its’ Endpoint and server security solutions across more than 26000 branches of SBI in and outside India and over 275,000 endpoints. Trend Micro also secures 29,000 VM’s (Virtual Machines). This is a major milestone for Trend Micro that prides itself with having six among India’s 10 largest banks as their customer, using their flagship security products and with highest market share with the leading banks in India. SBI being the largest and biggest public sector Bank in India is placing huge emphasis on embracing technology, with investment priorities around Digitization, Cloud and Mobility, and the integration of security tools is a top priority for SBI.
“We not only protect customers who have already adopted the technology or who are already there on the high-end curve of the technolog…