Showing posts from August, 2020

64 YEARS- Protecting Lives, Ensuring Happiness LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA

Life Insurance Corporation of India enters 65th year of its existence on 1st September, 2020.  A premier financial institution of the country, it has immensely contributed to propagating the message of life insurance. In its 64 years of existence. LIC has spread its wings from being the leading Life Insurance Company   into an internationally recognized financial conglomerate with the presence in fourteen countries. It has also ventured into other financial services through its Subsidiaries and Associates viz  LIC HFL Ltd, LIC Pension Fund Ltd, LIC Mutual Fund, LIC Cards Services Ltd,  IDBI Bank Ltd , LIC HFL Care Homes Limited, LICHFL Financial Services Limited,  and LICHFL Asset Management Company Limited. Starting with an initial capital of Rs.5 Crore in 1956, today LIC has Asset base of  Rs. 31,96,214.81 Crore, with Life Fund to the tune of Rs. 31,14,496.05 Crore. LIC has always been at the forefront in Nation Building Activities by deploying the funds to the best advantage

Galaxy Surfactants Ltd Rated Gold for Corporate Social Responsibility for the year 2020 by EcoVadis

Galaxy Surfactants makes to the list of top 5% global companies assessed by EcoVadis for this Gold Medal   Mumbai,  August 31, 2020 :  EcoVadis   the world’s most trusted sustainability ratings, awarded Galaxy Surfactants Limited, one of India’s leading companies in the world of surfactants and specialty care products with a Gold medal for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the year 2020. Galaxy Surfactants Ltd is in the top 5% companies which have been assessed by EcoVadis for various sustainability ratings and corporate social responsibility practices followed by corporates.   This is the second consecutive award from EcoVadis, awarded to Galaxy Surfactants Ltd for following global standards in corporate social responsibility.   EcoVadis is the global business sustainability ratings organization, who assesses companies’ performance annually on international sustainability standards covering four key areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustaina

Lodha Group launches Casa Greenwood – Residences with decks and private gardens at Amara in Thane

~A never-before-seen dream deal to enable the customers to s tart living the Amara life now, with no rent till possession ~ Mumbai, August 29, 2020:  Lodha Group, India’s largest real estate developer, announces its premium lifestyle project - Casa Greenwood in Amara at Thane. Understanding the changing consumer needs for safe open spaces, homes in Casa Greenwood will feature facilities like decks and private gardens, bigger houses, and proximity to the 2-acre forestland developed inside the community.  The availability of more green and open spaces further accentuate the rising affinity for a healthy living. Starting at a price point of 1.08cr, every Casa Greenwood homebuyer will enjoy the comfort of living in an ecosystem with ease of access to all the essential daily services. The gated community at Amara offers high quality facilities management that ensures the resident’s comfort and safety; and an enriching lifestyle with world-class amenities, retail shops and medical

Nissan reveals the design approach for the upcoming Nissan Magnite Concept

New Delhi, August 28, 2020 –  Nissan India today revealed the design approach taken to create its latest B-SUV, the Nissan Magnite Concept, along with the newer design elements of its interiors and exteriors. The newest offering in the Nissan family that will take its global SUV legacy into the future is designed for India and for export countries.  The interiors of the Nissan Magnite Concept are wide and spacious due to the horizontal instrument panel, followed by the air ventilators that have a distinctive shape and cliff section, which makes it look sporty and enhances the SUV feel. It also includes a sporty mono-form shape seat which enhances comfort and the rear seats offer robust pattern and rich cushioning adding to the premium-ness of the car. Takumi Yoneyama, Design Manager, Nissan Motor Corporation,  said,  “The Nissan Magnite Concept embodies Nissan’s spirit in every way. Our design approach was based on the art of sculpting and not just drawing lines on paper. We


~ Mr. Shivam Yadav takes over as Managing Director of Aakar Wedding & Events after playing a successful role in the wedding industry ~ August, 2020, Mumbai;  A leading brand in the wedding industry, Aakar Wedding & Events appoints Mr. Shivam Yadav as the Managing Director of the company. Shivam Yadav has successfully served for years in the event management and wedding business. He started his career working with some of the renowned wedding planners from the industry.   He not only provided exceptional service and built trust with each client but he was also able to successfully train and manage associates in order to continue the company's growth and development. He comes with a vast management expertise imbued with passion in his respective role. With the in-depth understanding and knowledge of the business, he definitely adds on a holistic approach to his work. His acute ability to develop customer relationships has helped to build a more personalized experien

RITES FY20 PAT up by 29.3%, Final Dividend of `6 per share

Gurugram, 28 th  August 2020:  RITES Ltd. (NSE: RITES, BSE:  541556) , the leading Transport Infrastructure Consultancy and Engineering firm, conducted its 46 th  Annual General Meeting on 28 th  August 2020 through video conferencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the AGM, the shareholders approved all the resolutions including the adoption of Audited Financial Statements of the company for the FY 2019-20 and approval of final dividend of  ` 6  per share. This is in addition to the earlier two interim dividends which take the dividend payout of the Company to 67% on the standalone PAT of FY 19-20. The cut-off date for final dividend payout was 20 th  August 2020 (end of the day). While addressing the shareholders, RITES Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Rajeev Mehrotra said, “The operational and financial success has been achieved through strategic expansion of export of rolling stock, focus on execution of projects, increase in number of leased locos, efficient


National, August 28, 2020: Health and safety are the biggest priorities for us as a nation as we fight this pandemic together. New codes of safety like masks and sanitizers have become a norm when we step outside. As we spend more and more time at home, what is it that is keeping us safe at home? As a 100% Made in India brand and the nation’s most trusted sleep solutions provider, Duroflex wanted to create a solution that would make every Indian home safe. Duroflex has launched a first-of-its-kind innovation - Duro Safe Mattress Protector, India's first Antiviral Mattress Protector powered by Swiss technology, HeiQ Viroblock which can kill 99.99% virus and bacteria within minutes keeping you and your loved ones safe and protected. Duroflex has always pushed the boundaries of innovation by creating research-backed products that have redefined the meaning of sleep and comfort. The advanced Duro Safe Mattress Protector is the latest innovation from the brand. It is powered by

Asian Paints launches a new service to create the home of your dreams

Called ‘Beautiful Homes Service’, this end-to-end service offers a convenient and hassle-free experience to those wanting to design their homes Pune, August 26, 2020: The new normal of living primarily at home has people rediscovering the love for their home and personal space. The Indian consumer has always had a very emotional relationship with their home, making it not just a functional space but an expression of their personality and values. In the current context this relation has only amplified further. Asian Paints, India’s largest paint and décor company, has always aimed at being an integral part of this home-making emotion. Taking this into account, Asian Paints launches a new, convenient and hassle-free service that enables people to transform their homes the way they want. Asian Paints’ Beautiful Homes Service is an exclusive end-to-end solution that provides consumers a personalized interior design service with professional execution to create their dream home their

महिंद्रा हैप्‍पीनेस्‍ट के किफायती हाउसिंग प्रोजेक्‍ट के अपार्टमेंट्स की कल्‍याण में सबसे तेज बिक्री

कोविड-19 के बावजूद 9 महीने में बिकी  80%  इन्‍वेंट्री मुंबई ,  26  अगस्‍त ,  2020 :  महिंद्रा लाइफस्‍पेस डेवलपर्स लिमिटेड की किफायती पेशकश ,  महिंद्रा हैप्‍पीनेस्‍ट ने 1000 अपार्टमेंट्स की बिक्री कर ली है ,  जो कि इसके प्रोजेक्‍ट  ' हैप्‍पीनेस्‍ट कल्‍याण '  की कुल इन्‍वेंट्री का 80 प्रतिशत है। इस प्रोजेक्‍ट ने अपनी शुरुआत के मात्र 9 महीने के भीतर यह महत्‍वपूर्ण उपलब्धि हासिल की और इन 9 महीनों में भी 4 महीने का समय लॉकडाउन के चलते मंदी का रहा। महिंद्रा लाइफस्‍पेस डेवलपर्स लिमिटेड के प्रबंध निदेशक और मुख्‍य कार्यकारी अधिकारी ,  अरविंद   सुब्रमण्यन   ने बताया , '' हमें ग्राहकों से हैप्पीनेस्‍ट कल्‍याण को मिली सकारात्‍मक प्रतिक्रिया की खुशी है। लॉकडाउन के प्रतिबंधों के बावजूद ,  इस प्रोजेक्‍ट की सफलता शानदार मूल्‍य की पेशकश करने वाले विश्‍वसनीय ब्रांड द्वारा बनाये गये गुणवत्‍ता युक्‍त घरों की भारी मांग को दर्शाता है। यह आशाजनक रूप से भारत के उच्‍च संभावनाशील रियल इस्‍टेट बाजारों में आसन्‍न वापसी का संकेत देता है। अपने मजबूत प्रक्रियाधीन प्रोजेक्‍ट्स के साथ और ग्रा

Celebrate Ganesh Puja with Immunity filled Ratna Modaks

Mumbai, 26 th  August 2020:-  Giving twist to   age-old knowledge of Ayurveda in this Ganesh Puja, World’s largest ayurveda products maker,  Dabur India Ltd announces to celebrate Ganesh Puja with specially made Ganapati Ratan Modak. The Ganapati Ratna Modak is a combination of Dabur Ratanprash and sweets to give taste with immunity this Puja.  Commenting on the initiative  Dr. Durga Prasad, Head Marketing -Ethicals ,  Dabur India Ltd, said:   " Due to covid 19 pandemic many Puja associations are not going to set up Ganesh Idol, instead these pandals will be celebrating Puja by organizing Plasma and Blood Donation Camps. Keeping this in mind, to support these pandals and to boost immunity among the donors and visitors during this pandemic, we have created these special Modaks made with Dabur Ratanprash,  which is known for boosting the immunity” . Dabur has tied up with 2 Puja Pandals of Mumbai for this - Lalbaug and Girgaon Cha Raja. These Modaks will be distributed amon

Make a Statement in Simple Habits Face Masks

Aesthetic apparel is no longer the only part of our wardrobes; your collection of face masks is also meant to match your style. Masks are the new accessory integrated to our circadian attire due to the influx of viruses and the rising pollution in the environment. Simple Habits, a subsidiary brand of Ethnicity has launched its own line of reusable uber fashionable yet super protective face masks. Simple Habits has carefully designed these voguish masks for all weather conditions keeping breathability and comfort as a priority. Apart from the 100% super soft and durable cotton fabric these masks have 3 additional layers of melt-blown and mesh fabrics that allow pure air penetration leaving germs, bacteria & viruses out.  These masks maintain their stability and texture even after multiple uses and washes. The masks come with soft elastic cords to ascertain an impeccable and customized grip to your face. There are different prints on the masks which accentuate your appearance,

Lubrizol and Prince Pipes Collaborate to Deliver clean Water Through FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Plumbing Systems in India

August 24, 2020 – Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., inventors and the largest manufacturers of CPVC compound worldwide, and Prince Pipes and Fittings Ltd., announced today, the signing of a FlowGuard® CPVC Processor agreement for the manufacturing and sale of Prince FlowGuard® Plus CPVC (Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) pipes and fittings in India. FlowGuard Plus products will be available from Prince Pipes and Fittings Ltd. in India starting in September.  “Lubrizol is dedicated to supplying the highest quality CPVC compounds to service hot & cold water plumbing markets in India. This partnership with Prince Pipes and Fittings Ltd. will further strengthen FlowGuard Plus’ commitment to enabling clean water supply to millions of citizens in India through Prince Pipes’ robust distribution network and strategically located manufacturing facilities across India,” explains Vince Misiti, General Manager - TempRite® Engineered Polymers.  FlowGuard Plus has been part of Indian h

LIC OF INDIA launches LIC’s Jeevan Akshay-VII (Annuity Plan)

Life Insurance Corporation of India has introduced its new LIC’s Jeevan Akshay-VII (Plan No.857) which is a Single Premium, Non-linked, Non-participating, Individual Immediate Annuity plan with effect from 25th August, 2020.The Policyholders have an option to choose a type of annuity from 10 available options on payment of a lump sum amount. The annuity rates are guaranteed at the inception of the policy and annuities are payable throughout the life time of Annuitant(s). This plan can be purchased offline as well as online. The Minimum Purchase Price is Rs.1, 00,000/- (subject to minimum annuity criterion.) The modes of annuity available are yearly, half-yearly, quarterly, and monthly. The minimum annuity is Rs.12,000 per annum. There is no ceiling on Maximum Purchase Price. An Incentive for Purchase price above Rs 5,00,000/- is available by way of increase in the annuity rate .The plan is available for ages from 30 yrs to 85 yrs except for option of Immediate Annuity for

Indian film actress Shriya Pilgaonkar took to social media showcasing her ‘Aai Approved’ haircare mantra

Mumbai, August 23, 2020: Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the liveliest festivals celebrated in this country especially in Maharashtra. While one may choose to wear traditional attire on the festival day, it is important to accessorize the festive look with the right hairstyle to create that oomph factor. Perfecting the traditional ambada hairstyle with ease is only possible if you have soft hair due to regular nourishment and conditioning that our mothers have always insisted on. In agreement with this, Indian film actress Shriya Pilgaonkar along with other celebrities and influencers took to social media showcasing their ‘Aai Approved’ haircare mantra. As part of this campaign, Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar put up a video post on Instagram saying, “Even though my mother and I might have different opinions on things and each other’s choices, my new hair oil is finally something we both agree on! With my favourite festival just  around the corner, I am confident that my ‘Aai approved’ ha

The challenges of developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 which is caused by the virus named SARS-COV-2, originated from China and quickly spread across the globe. WHO recognized it as a Pandemic which has till  today  infected 15.2 million people worldwide and more than 620 thousand deaths. In India it is spreading wider and till now about 1.24 million people are infected and nearly 30 thousand people have lost their lives. It is a dreaded disease and the whole world is looking for a vaccine to treat the COVID-19 effectively and control the spread of the disease. While many companies are in the race to produce a vaccine, few have already gone into various Phases of human trials. Moderna's mRNA-1273 and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine are ahead and have proven the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. So now that we know, the vaccines are definitely on the way, the world will face a different kind of challenges. Few of the challenges which I see are: 1. Avoiding counterfeited vaccines Fake Vaccines! Yes,

Safeguarding the Frontline Heroes - Distributing COVID-19 Safety kit to all the Policemen Officials in Thane

Mumbai, 20th August 2020: Social Activist Mr. Rohan Gaikwad, in association with My Home India organized an event in Thane for Safeguarding the Frontline Heroes. They distributed COVID-19 Safety kit to all the Policemen Officials in Thane for shielding them during Ganesh Chaturthi. The event was attended by Police Officials DCP Shri S. S. Burse & ACP Shri Sunil Ghosalkar with their respective teams.  The work of a Policeman is never the same as other people. They have to stand during heavy rains, lockdowns, festivals, etc. Police personnel works for 14 hours a day, with about 80% of police personnel working for more than 8 hours a day. Police would have to boost up the security as the Ganesh festival begins during the pandemic. In this pandemic, amongst all categories of frontline workers who are risking their health and lives, police personnel is the most critical. The Police officers from across the country are away from their families and homes to enforce the prohibito

Experience Luxurious Hygiene like None VitrA V-Care Smart Toilet

VitrA, the leading bathroom solutions brand of Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division in Turkey introduces its technologically advanced V-Care Smart Toilet. Designed by multi-award-winning German design studio NOA in collaboration with the VitrA Design team, V-Care Smart Toilet provides an innovative, user-friendly, fully customizable personal hygiene washing experience. V-Care Smart Toilet, the new generation of shower toilets from VitrA, redefines the standard by combining the functionality of a toilet and the cleaning properties of a bidet into a stylish WC that can seamlessly integrate into your bathroom. Washing with water after using the toilet is becoming increasingly popular as people understand the health benefits. It offers all the features of a modern WC along with added advantages of a touch-free toilet, elegant look and a technologically advanced bathroom. This remote-control VitrA innovation  offers the ultimate in sanitation and comfort  with its self-cleaning bid