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LANXESS signs marketing and distribution cooperation agreement with filtration membranes and system manufacturer Polymem

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Ø    Liquid Purification Technologies business unit now also sells modules for ultrafiltration Ø    Range of services for water treatment further expanded Ø    Polymem to market Lewabrane RO membrane elements in France Cologne  – The Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit of the specialty chemicals group LANXESS, one of the leading suppliers of products and solutions for water treatment, has entered into a cooperation agreement with French company Polymem SA, Toulouse. One of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality ultrafiltration membranes and systems for drinking-water and wastewater applications will be the distribution partner of LANXESS in France for the Lewabrane reverse osmosis membrane elements. Starting on July 1, 2018, LANXESS will commence worldwide distribution of the Gigamem ultrafiltration modules range from Polymem featuring Neophil hollow fibre membranes. This adds ultrafiltration (UF) to the existing LANXESS range of water-treatment

LANXESS India incumbent MD Neelanjan Banerjee to lead India region

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Thane – July, 2018 – German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is establishing a new regional structure which will comprise the regions EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Americas (North and South America), APAC (Asia-Pacific) and India for enhanced focus and growth in the new regions. As part of the new organization, the newly formed India region will be headed by the then LANXESS India Managing Director & Country Representative, Neelanjan Banerjee starting September 1, 2018. He will assume these tasks in addition to his current function as head of the Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit (BU AII) in India. Banerjee joined LANXESS in 2006 as head of the former Basic Chemicals business unit and the Saltigo business unit in India. He is based in Thane, India. “India is an important region for LANXESS that offers a lot of potential,” said Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management at LANXESS. “The new regional organization under the leadership of

Office Satire ‘Job Be Damned’ Launched In Singapore

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Mumbai:  National best-selling author, Rishi Piparaiya’s book on office satire  Job Be Damned  was recently launched in Singapore. Mr Ajay Makhija, former CEO of the Global Consumer Bank at Samba Financial Group released the book at a gathering of corporate professionals and senior international bankers. Launched earlier this month in India,  Job Be Damned  is already witnessing a lot of reader interest, and has even ranked in the top 10 on Amazon Bestsellers in the humour category. Published by HarperCollins India, this is Rishi Piparaiya’s second book. His earlier work,  Aisle Be Damned  is a national bestseller. “ Job Be Damned  is pure, undiluted, high quality humour on a very difficult subject. The book is a combination of a mirror and a time machine. Every page, every chapter, every anecdote will make you go back in time and see how you were shafted by your boss, peer or subordinate or on the flip side, how you did stuff that you shouldn’t have. And a mirror because clo

Simantinee Roy and Sreerama Chandra collaborate with Ajay Singha to create a magical cover version of ‘Waada Raha Sanam’

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Mumbai, 25th July 2018 :  Indian Idol 5 Winner and a Bollywood singer Sreerama Chandra and Simantinee Roy, performer and a trained singer collaborates  to reignite the magic of ,“ Waada Raha Sanam ” from Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Jhulka starrer  Khiladi.  The recreated version is composed and produced by Ajay Singha, Bollywood Music Director and Producer.  The song celebrates 26 years of existence and marks the two creators coming together for the very first time to curate a cover. This was originally composed by Music Composer duo Jatin- Lalit and sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharjee and Alka Yagnik’s that struck the chords of zillion hearts in the 1990’s and continues to remain one of the top romantic melodies.  Being passionate about music, both Simantinee & Sreerama have dedicated the track to music gurus.  Ajay’s intricate and meticulous arrangement,  Simantinee’s  mellifluous vocals and Sreerama’s  soulful voice takes us down the memory lane and makes the composition alive. 

Tamil Thalaivas embodies Tamil Nadu’s love for Kabaddi

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The team takes Kabaddi beyond the season; aligns with different communities to build year-round Kabaddi calendar  Chennai, 26 th  July 2018. IdhuNammaAatam (This Is Our Sport) is Tamil Thalaivas’ new expression for Kabaddi. The Tamil Nadu franchise of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League is all set to build and spread local love for the sport across the state through its year-round initiatives. The newest entrant in the league has already built a strong affinity in the state and will host a slew of on-ground properties in its second year of operations with a goal to further the southern state’s rich Kabaddi legacy.  Elaborating on the team’s mission,  Viren D’ Silva ,  CEO ,  Tamil Thalaivas  stated,  “ Tamil Nadu is proud of its Kabaddi heritage and, at Tamil Thalaivas, we aim to connect every Tamilian with their favorite sport of Kabaddi all through the year. We have lined up a number of exciting initiatives, which we will build year on year. We want to give back to the fans and communi

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation appoints Shri Suhas Diwase as its new Managing Director

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~ Shri Diwase takes over from July 16, 2018, as Managing Director of MTDC ~ Mumbai 25 th July 2018: Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has appointed Shri Suhas Diwase as its new Managing Director. Shri. Diwase IAS batch 2009 took charge of office on July 16, 2018. Currently, Shri Diwase is also working as the Chairman and Managing Director of Maharashtra State Warehousing Corporation. He holds a Master’s degree in Horticulture. He has also done Public Administration from The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. Currently he is perusing Ph.D. in Disaster Management. Prior to taking up his appointment as Managing Director, MTDC, Shri. Suhas Diwase worked in various districts at several positions. He was Director of Disaster Management and CEO of Pimpri-Chinchwad New Town Development Authority and Collector of Bhandara district. On taking over charge of his new role as a Managing Director, Shri. Suhas Diwase immediately had a meeting along with higher

LANXESS strengthens research and development for aqueous polyurethane dispersions

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·           New applications development and technical service laboratory of Urethane Systems business unit will come into operation ·           Strategic step to support green technologies and chemistry Cologne –   Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will open a new applications development and technical services (AD & TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy. As part of the existing Urethane Systems AD & TS center, the new lab will operate as a standalone facility dedicated to PUDs. It has been built with the scope of enhancing LANXESS Urethane Systems business partnership with clients and end users, via a technology focused interaction and high scientific focus. Start of operation will be in the 3rd quarter of 2018. The new laboratory will be capable of supporting market needs in a variety of coatings and adhesives applications in leather and textile finishing, plastic, glass and metal substrates coatings, as well as glass fiber si

Neymar Jr’s Five World Finals: India’s Joga Bonito gains valuable experience with historic wins against Chile & Luxembourg

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~After 178 matches and 589 goals, Mexico (Mixed) and Brazil (Female) came out on top at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr ~ ~ Striker lines up against Neymar Jr’s Five 2018 world champions Mexico and Brazil~ India, 23rd July 2018: Neymar Jr took to the field for the first time this season as the two strongest five-a-side football teams in the world were crowned at the Neymar Jr’s Five World Final in Praia Grande, Brazil. After 178 matches and 589 goals, Mexico (Mixed) and Brazil (Female) came out on top at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in the neighbourhood where the Brazilian grew up. Neymar Jr’s Five is the largest five-a-side football tournament in the world, organised by energy drink giant Red Bull. Neymar Jr’s Five 2018 National Champions, Joga Bonito Mumbai represented India in Brazil in the World finals, and gained valuable experience with historic wins against Chile & Luxembourge to qualify for the knock out rounds. Not only India wins a match at Neyma

Compuage bags Awards from Cisco & Lenovo.

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Mumbai, INDIA | 23 rd July, 2018 Cisco APJC recognized Compuage and presented Best Adoption Award for running innovative marketing campaigns in lines with Cisco Start Initiative in India and SAARC, which are not only new but also entrust enough engagement with the channel partners. This award was handed over by Mr. Raghvendra B – Director, Cisco India to Compuage’s MD Mr. Atul H Mehta. Lenovo Consumer PC group also awarded Compuage with the Best Value Added Distributor – India for T1 Business . The award was presented for VAD in state of MP. Compuage has achieved 35%  growth in overall business & 86% growth in Premium product line for Lenovo consumer PC category. This Award was presented over by Mr. Rahul Agarwal – MD Lenovo & Mr. Rajesh Thadani – Director Lenovo to Mr. Mandar Sawant – Business Manager Compuage during all India Lenovo partners meet @Grand Hyatt Goa. Conferring the awards, Mr. Atul H Mehta MD & Chairman said, “We are humbled to recei

Change in GST rates needed to help smokers quit smoking

The increased GST on the NRT products may deter smokers from trying to quit the habit Mumbai, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), is an effective approach to tackle tobacco addiction. Despite aiding positive outcomes, NRT formulations continue to have a higher GST slab, which would certainly prevent tobacco addicts from trying the therapy and adopt healthier lives. Under the current GST regime, Nicotine Polacrilex gum comes under the 18% slab, as against 11.3% average total indirect tax under the pre-GST regime, which is extremely high and not in consonance with the exercise of fitting a product in the nearest GST slab applicable. Surprisingly all other pharmaceutical products have been categorized under the ‘NIL’ or 5% or 12% slabs. This alarming discrepancy in the rates will not help India tackle the menace of tobacco smoking and would risk higher morbidity due to lifestyle and non-communicable diseases. This would act contrary to the National Health Policy. In a country li

Shri. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Governor of West Bengal and Bihar, inaugurates fifth edition of Dr. Mohan’s International Diabetes Update

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Senior doctors, experts and distinguished faculties participated in fifth edition of the conference Mumbai, 20 th  July 2018:  Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, a world class centre for diabetes today inaugurated the fifth edition of Dr. Mohan’s International Diabetes Update at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. The three-day conference was inaugurated by Shri. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal and Bihar. The annual International Diabetes Update is conducted to increase awareness and update knowledge on basic epidemics of diabetes. The fifth edition of the conference witnessed the participation of doctors and faculty members from all around the globe sharing their insights on diabetes. This year, the landmark event comprised of key sessions on the latest developments in the ever changing field of diabetes and the importance of modifying lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity in the prevention and control of diabetes. The conference witnessed s

After Padmaavat, Preetisheel Singh goes patriotic with RAW and Mulk

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When it comes to makeup and prosthetic designing, one name that rings the bell is that of  Preetisheel Singh . She has designed  Ranveer Singh's  terrifying look of Alauddin Khilji in  Sanjay Leela Bhansali's  magnum opus  Padmaavat . Also, his powerful look of Peshwa Bajirao in  Bajirao Mastani . Preetisheel gave  Nawazuddin Siddiqui  a gawky look in the  Sridevi -starrer  Mom . And  Ajay Devgan , an earthy look in  Shivaay . She gave  Amitabh Bachchan  and  Rishi Kapoor  their 'father and son' looks for  Umesh Shukla's  runaway hit  102 Not Out . What's more! Preetisheel even created believable ghosts for the horror film  House Next Door . And now, the National Award-winning makeup, hair and prosthetic designer is all set to give audiences a feel of her patriotic touch. Her work will next be seen in  Anubhav Sinha's Mulk  where she has designed the unique look of  Rishi Kapoor , who is playing a devout Muslim out to prove his love for the count

Piaggio India brings the iconic Vespa and Sporty fun Aprilia experience closer to you

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Inaugurates new showrooms in Margaon and Bicholim, Goa 18 th  July 2018:  Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, has today announced the opening of new dealerships for its iconic Vespa and sporty Aprilia in Margaon and Bicholim, Goa. New showrooms offer various products under the Vespa and Aprilia SR range. The new dealerships with 1700 sq. ft. and 1000 sq. ft. showrooms have been designed keeping in mind the lifestyle and premium experience which reflects the Italian heritage of the brands. Equipped with the best customer service, quality and experience, dealerships aim to reach out to maximum customers in Goa. On the occasion, Mr. Diego Graffi, CEO and MD Piaggio India expressed “New dealerships resonate the style quotient of both Vespa and Aprilia brands and would offer its customers extraordinary experience in the area of sales and Customer Service”. Mr. Mangureesh, proprietor of KN Mototech and Mr. Prasad, proprietor of SPK Autolink said, “We are pleased to associate with Pia