Showing posts from July, 2016

Radisson Blu opens its first Resort and Spa in Karjat, India

KARJAT, INDIA (July 30, 2016) – Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat, located in the sub district of Raigad, proudly announces its opening today. Situated amongst naturally beautiful surroundings, verdant greenery and awe-inspiring hillscapes, Karjat is a popular weekend destination for regional tourism and international travellers.  The 102 key, new build property is the Radisson Blu brand’s 29th addition within Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio in India. A convenient two-hour drive from Mumbai and Pune, the resort offers 360-degree views of the stunning Sahyadri Mountains in which it is nestled, along on the banks of the Ulhas River. It is an ideal choice for all guest types, including couples, families, adventure-seekers, wellness enthusiasts, wedding party guests, and business travellers. Radisson’s unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy is on full display at the property, which offers guests unforgettable experiences effortlessly combined with modern design and high-qu

Developing diagnostics to address the global problem of AMR

Mumbai, 29 th  July 2016:  The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Nesta, a United Kingdom based Charity managing the Longitude Prize, organized an outreach event on Thursday in New Delhi to promote the Discovery Awards, which aim to create a pipeline of innovations in the Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) diagnostics. BIRAC has committed a funding of GBP 100,000 for the Discovery Awards, to support Indian participants. The Discovery Awards are seed grants to support teams and individuals to further develop their ideas for the Longitude Prize. The British government introduced the Longitude Award in 1714 to support scientists to solve the most pertinent challenges affecting the globe. The current call under the Longitude Prize aims to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use diagnostic test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide tochoose the right antibiotics

Scale up efforts against hepatitis

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Mumbai, 27 th  July 2016:-   Hepatitis is preventable and treatable but continues to be an acute public health challenge globally and in countries of WHO South-East Asia Region. Viral hepatitis kills approximately 350 000 people every year in the Region. It is responsible for more deaths than HIV and malaria together, and is second only to tuberculosis as a major cause of death among communicable diseases. Globally, and in the Region the number of deaths due to viral hepatitis is increasing. There is need for immediate and urgent action to arrest the spread of hepatitis. In the South-East Asia Region, viral hepatitis is driving rates of liver cancer and cirrhosis, and is causing premature death and disease with over 100 million people chronically infected with hepatitis B and hepatitis C. These numbers are unacceptable as there is an effective vaccine and treatment for hepatitis B, and over 90% of people with

Dr Mukesh Batra honoured at the British Parliament

Mumbai, 27 th  July, 2016:  Dr Mukesh Batra, Padma Shri Recipient and a visionary entrepreneur with professional excellence and experience of over 40 years in the field of Homeopathy was recognized at the House of Commons at the UK Parliament for his path breaking work in the field of homeopathy medicine during the 'UK India Healthcare Summit 2016' The attendees at the Summit included healthcare service providers from UK and India, policymakers from UK and India, Members of House of Lords & House of Commons. The Summit focused on sharing healthcare related information between the two nations to seek ways to extend access, improve quality, and lower the cost of care to their citizens. One of the biggest challenges of medical institutions has been the measurement of treatment outcomes. Treatment outcomes are often subjective, variable and are not defined by specific medical protocols to measure the success of the treatment. Dr Mukesh Batra, having introduced and succ

CavinKare ropes in Irrfan Khan as the brand ambassador for Indica Easy Hair Colour

Mumbai, 27 th  July 2016:  FMCG major CavinKare Pvt. Ltd. has roped in the well known and critically acclaimed Irrfan Khan - Film Actor as the brand ambassador for its shampoo based hair colour – Indica Easy. Speaking on the association,  Mr. CK Ranganathan, Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare Pvt. Ltd.  said, “We are extremely glad to have Irrfan Khan represent Indica Easy. He personifies the brand, its core values and we have recognized a great synergy between him and our brand. The ideal blend of style, youthfulness and innovative performances makes Irrfan the right choice for being the face for Indica Easy Hair Colour. He also added “Irrfan Khan is a critically acclaimed Bollywood and Hollywood actor and is well known for his movies like Piku, Life of Pi and is also the recipient of the National Award for his movie “Paan Singh Tomar”. He has a very stylish and no-nonsense presence on screen and is known for delivering innovative performances. We felt that these

Columbia Asia Receives $101M Investment from Mitsui & Co.

Mumbai  — Columbia Asia, one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare companies in Asia, announced today it is receiving $101 million in investment from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest and most respected trading companies. Columbia Asia, part of Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management, has 27 hospitals and one clinic in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, built with an innovative business model focused on serving Asia’s rapidly growing middle class with modern and efficient multispecialty hospitals located close to where patients live and work. Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd, already a major healthcare investor in Asia, said it saw tremendous growth potential in the Columbia Asia platform, which is the only healthcare provider in Asia to operate hospitals in so many countries under a single brand, and one of the few large, multinational providers in Asia to build the vast majority of its hospitals itself. “Columbia Asia has proven over more than

The 12th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016 Presents the Most Spectacular Pieces in Jewellery Industry

The 12 th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016 Presents the Most Spectacular Pieces in Jewellery Industry ~The Grand Jury Meet was commemorated in association with Evara and Gemological Science International (GSI)~ Mumbai, July 2016: The 12 th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016 (RJIA) - An Elite Circle of Excellence, also known as the Oscars of the jewellery industry, held its GRAND JURY MEET showcasing India’s top 250 nominated jewellery creations at Jade Ballroom, Sahara Star, Mumbai. The ‘Grand Jury meet’ is a distinctive event that showcases top rated    unique, creative and innovative designs from some of the most reputable jewellery houses across the country. “ This award is the only event that sets the benchmark in the industry with respect to designs, innovation and trendsetting. Over the past years we have seen an incredible change in the caliber of jewellery with a spurt of innovative and cutting edge designs. The Retail Jeweller India Aw

Amika Shail’s new single to make you high

27 July 2016, Mumbai:   Amika Shail whose melodious and husky voice is the reason for her breath taking performances launched her new single ‘Ankhan Sharabi’ – a party number here in Mumbai today. Amika’s song has her signature singing style with hip music and lyrics that can set any party to fire. Amika says, “This track is very close to my heart as I have not only sung but also performed on the track. The shooting of the song took place in Goa, which is considered to be the party capital of the country. It was a beautiful experience.” Amika believes her mom to be the inspiration behind her music. She began her musical journey by learning Hindustani Classical music at the age of five. Amika is now a post graduate in Hindustani Classical Music passed out as a Sangeet Visharad. She has been a part of television reality shows like Little Stars, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, National Talent Hunt, Little Champs and Indian Idol having won Star Voice of India, Doordarshan Talent Hunt and The

Campaign Ambassador Irrfan Khan launches NDTV and Fortis Organ Donation Initiative ‘More To Give’

National, July 26, 2016 NDTV  in partnership with  Fortis Healthcare, one of India’s leading healthcare provider  launched the  ‘More To Give’  campaign on the occasion of  Kargil Diwas  today (July 26). The nationwide campaign is aimed at sensitizing people as well as encouraging them to pledge   their organs in an effort to positively impact the well-being of the nation. NDTV & Fortis along with campaign ambassador  Irrfan Khan  launched the campaign with a panel discussion moderated by  Vikram Chandra,  Group CEO, NDTV   and included eminent panelists , Dr. Prannoy Roy,  Founder & Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV;   Mr. Malvinder Mohan Singh,  Executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare;  Mr. Bhavdeep Singh,  CEO, Fortis Healthcare ; Dr. Avnish Seth,  Director, Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant, Fortis Healthcare;  Dr. K R Balakrishnan , Director, Cardiac Sciences & Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai;  Mr. Y Puran Kumar , Joint Commissioner

Kotak Wealth Launches Sixth Edition of Top of the Pyramid Report - Ultra HNIs ‘Optimism’ continue ‘Uninterrupted’

  Mumbai, July 26, 2016:  Kotak Wealth Management (KWM), today, announced the launch of the sixth edition of its ‘Top of the Pyramid’ (TOP 2016) report. The report offers insights on earning, spending and investing patterns of India’s UHNIs. The theme of the report - ‘Optimism Uninterrupted’, aptly captures the positive mood of the economy, increase in consumption and uninterrupted spending by UHNIs. TOP 2016 offers interesting insights into the world of UHNIs. UHNHs in India have increased by 7% to approximately 146,600 in FY16, a compounded annual growth rate of 16% over the previous five years. They represent an accumulated net worth of Rs. 135 trillion, a growth of 5% over last year and 18% compounded growth over the last five years. Interestingly, 45% of the UHNHs are based out of emerging cities and small towns. The report is forecasting further wealth creation in the country. Number of UHNHs is estimated to increase to 294,000 by FY 2021 with a combine net worth

DTDC introduces its comprehensive E-Fulfillment Solutions

DTDC’s ultra-modern E-Fulfillment Centres are designed to offer holistic fulfillment & omni-channel services Mumbai, 26 th  July 2016 : DTDC Express Limited, India’s leading logistics solutions provider, today announced the launch of its e-fulfillment services with a mega plan to set up multiple centers all over the country. Out of these, 7 FC’s are now operational in Delhi, Noida, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad. The technologically integrated service caters to not only established players but also start up merchants. The service will allow small and medium businesses with handling capacity of 5 lac outgoing orders and 750,000 incoming SKU’s on daily basis to gain access to customers across the country at low operating costs. The launch was announced at The Last Mile Fulfillment Asia 2016 Conference in Mumbai. DTDC also participated in a panel discussion on ‘Transforming Traditional Logistics Business to e-commerce Fulfilment Business’ with Mr. Suresh Bansal, Director, DTDC

‘Terrorism a harvest of hatred; poverty not root cause’: Swami Amritaswarupananda

·           ‘A process of purification and commitment to human welfare is necessary in young children to save the world from the scourge of terrorism’ ·           ‘Alarming rate of erosion of values in today’s youth. They are confused about their role and responsibilities in the society’ ·           ‘Young minds can be transformed if they are provided with the right values and guidance’ ·           Swami Amritaswarupananda, Vice-Chairman, Mata Amritanandamayi Math of Kerala, was speaking at the International Youth Symposium ‘One Humanity’ organised by AYUDH, its youth wing, in Germany Mumbai, 26 th  July 2016:  Calling the youthful period of one’s life as an immense blessing which offers the best opportunity to gain inner transformation,  Swami Amritaswarupananda , Vice-Chairman, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, has voiced serious concern over the alarming erosion of values in today’s youngsters. He warned that they are treading a dangerous path. “Though modern youth have treme

VSoft Technologies “Jeb Application” to Redefine and Simplify the Money Transaction Process for Common man and Business Enterprises

·             VSoft Technologies serves over 2600 financial institutions across the world ·             Widens the scope of Jeb Application – the Winner of NPCI’s UPI Hackathon New Delhi, 25 th  July 2016  – VSoft Technologies, a Hyderabad based leading multinational banking technology solutions and services company, reveals a holistic approach to enable United Payments Interface (UPI) based transactions. VSoft Technologies  flagship product   “Jeb application”  lets the users receive and pay money instantly using their mobile phones. Even in the cases wherein the users do not possess cash and credit or debit cards and needs to make an urgent purchase or transaction, Jeb application comes handy and empowers the users to instantly transfer money into the merchant’s bank account only by the means of mobile phone. Jeb Application’s  multi-mode interface, such as Physical entry, Voice feature and QR Code scanner will enable not only the users, but also the merchants to make

Three Indian women runners Neelam Rajput, Supriya Patil and Priyanka from an economically less privileged backgrounds participated in their first ever international half marathon in Pattaya today supported by Milind Soman and Tourism of Thailand.

Three Indian women runners Neelam Rajput, Supriya Patil and Priyanka from an economically less privileged backgrounds participated in their first ever international half marathon in Pattaya today supported by Milind Soman and Tourism of Thailand. They have been winners of the 21km category of Pinkathon, India's biggest run for women. Neelam Rajput stood overall second in the race and first in her age group with 1:32 timing for HM and Supriya Patil has finished third in her age group with 1:45 for 21km in very hot weather conditions. Milind Soman also ran the 21 kms half marathon along with the girls to cheer and motivate them. They ran to promote Pinkathon which focuses on health & fitness for women and spread breast cancer awareness.  This is their first ever international travel. They are grateful to Pinkathon, Milind Soman & Thailand Tourism for fulfilling their dream A very proud Iron Man Milind Soman said on the girls' achievements "Pi