It’s quite alarming to note that the global leadership crisis is hopelessly gloomy because of the following reasons-a) A research study undertaken by Brandonhall Group has reported that only 18% of organizations stated that their leaders are quite effective. Further, 80% of companies are already suffering an acute shortage of leaders. The fact that despite […]
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With the number of extreme weather days rising around the globe in recent years due to global warming, it is no surprise that there has been an upward trend in hospital visits and admissions for injuries caused by high heat over the last several years. But cold temperatures are responsible for almost all temperature-related deaths, […]
When stony corals have their renowned mass spawning events, in sync with the moon’s cycle, colonies simultaneously release an underwater ‘cloud’ of sperm and eggs for fertilization. But how do the sperm and eggs survive several hours as plankton, given threats from predators, microbes and stresses such as warming waters? A team has discovered some […]
MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 August 2020. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981, is an Indian former international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 […]
Nature’s blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all bound to each other perfectly. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge. Published […]
Your gut bacteria could say a lot about you, such as why you’re diabetic or how you respond to certain drugs. But scientists can see only so much of the gastrointestinal tract to study the role of gut bacteria in your health. Researchers built a way to swallow a tool that acts like a colonoscopy, […]
Engineering professors and their students have been working for years on creating improved energy storage materials from sustainable sources, such as glass bottles, beach sand, Silly Putty, and portabella mushrooms. Now they have turned plastic soda bottles into a nanomaterial for use in batteries. Though they don’t store as much energy as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors […]
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed an extremely distant and therefore very young galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way. The galaxy is so far away its light has taken more than 12 billion years to reach us: we see it as it was when the Universe was just 1.4 […]
Moscow, Aug 11 (PTI) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced that his country has developed first vaccine that ?works quite effectively” and “forms a stable immunity” against COVID-19 as he disclosed that one of his daughters has already been vaccinated Putin made the claim during a government meeting where he described it as “a very […]
Rahat Qureshi, later known as Rahat Indori, was born on 01 January 1950 in Indore to Rafatullah Qureshi, a cloth mill worker, and his wife Maqbool Un Nisa Begum. He was their fourth child. He did his schooling from Nutan School Indore from where he completed his Higher Secondary. He completed his graduation from Islamia […]
Sadia Dehlvi (1957 – 5 August 2020) was a Delhi-based activist, writer and a columnist with the daily newspaper, the Hindustan Times, and frequently published in Frontline and Urdu, Hindi and English newspapers and magazines. She was a devotee of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz of Ajmer and Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. She criticised radical interpretations of […]
With its ability to yield parts with complex shapes and minimal waste, additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the production of metallic components. That potential, however, is currently limited by one critical challenge: controlling defects in the process that can compromise the performance of 3D-printed materials. A new paper in the journal Additive Manufacturing […]
One million years ago, the extinction of large-bodied plant-eaters changed the trajectory of life on Earth. The disappearance of these large herbivores reshaped plant life, altered fire regimes across Earth’s landscapes, and modified biogeochemical cycling in such a way that Earth’s climate became slightly colder. A new study out today by Utah State University Assistant […]
Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and form the backbone of many industrial processes. For example, they are essential in transforming heavy oil into gasoline or jet fuel. Today, catalysts are involved in over 80 percent of all manufactured products. A research team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration […]
A new study led by archaeologists from the CNRS, the Inrap, the Ohio State University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, reports on fluted points from the archaeological sites of Manayzah in Yemen and Ad-Dahariz in Oman. Fluted stone tools are a distinctive, technologically advanced form of projectile points, including […]
Using data from NASA’s InSight Lander on Mars, Rice University seismologists have made the first direct measurements of three subsurface boundaries from the crust to the core of the red planet. “Ultimately it may help us understand planetary formation,” said Alan Levander, co-author of a study available online this week in Geophysical Research Letters. While […]
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Gillette Venus Is Changing the Game, Launching First of Its Kind ‘Skinclusive Summer Line’ on Animal Crossing
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A digital island on Animal Crossing isn’t the beach we were expecting, but it’s the beach we have this summer amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, thanks to Gillette Venus and the launch of their NEW Skinclusive Summer Line by Venus, women everywhere can enjoy the sensations of summer virtually in Animal Crossing with characters […]
New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, breaking the previous record of the lowest oxygen abundance. The measured oxygen abundance suggests that most of the stars in this galaxy formed […]
The design of novel materials with superior characteristics by entropy stabilization is a very dynamic emerging research area in materials science. However, despite recent advances in entropy-stabilized metals and insulating ceramics targeted for structural applications, there is still a dearth of high-entropy semiconductors, which poses a major obstacle for the adoption of high-entropy materials in […]
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We are proud to announce the commencement of “INDIAN WOMEN CONVENTION & Women Leadership Awards 2020, Delhi”. The Conference & Awards are to discuss, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women who have overcome great cultural and social barriers to become exemplary role models within their communities. The Indian Women Leadership Award applauds and celebrates […]
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime – Precisely the essence of “Amroha Say”. This is an all-women initiative of bringing together the talents of Amroha (U.P.) to mentor the less skilled (especially the economically challenged) by applying […]
Responding to a need to quickly develop billions of doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines, a scientific team at The University of Texas at Austin has successfully redesigned a key protein from the coronavirus, and the modification could enable much faster and more stable production of vaccines worldwide. The new findings are described in the journal […]
Pampers® Continues to Support Premature Infants With Launch of New Diaper Innovation Designed to Protect Sleep and Promote Healthy Development
Dateline City: CINCINNATI New Pampers® Preemie Swaddlers™ diapers minimize disruptions, delivering uninterrupted sleep for premature infants CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pampers, the brand trusted to be the #1 choice of U.S. hospitalsi for more than 40 years, is proud to continue its heritage of supporting the happy, healthy development of babies with the innovation of Pampers® Preemie Swaddlers™ […]
Procter & Gamble and the IOC Announce an Extension to Their Worldwide Olympic Partnership Through to 2028
Dateline City: CINCINNATI In a first-of-its-kind citizenship-driven partnership, P&G and IOC pledge to take action to make progress in key areas: equality and inclusion, environmental sustainability and community impact P&G and Team USA also announce an extension of their partnership through the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028 Athletes for Good Fund established to […]
Obituary To: “The #Consumer #Protection #Act, 1986” & Welcoming the rise of Phoenix “The Consumer Protection Act, 2019” By Advocate Md. Zaryab J Rizvi
Year 2020 has brought a sea change in the modus in which the world runs its affairs and in furtherance of the said series of changes, India is also bidding a final goodbye to one of its most admired and trendy legislations, which had brought immense confidence and positive change in the lives of the […]
Iran’s president Saturday estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak’s beginning, and urged the public to take the pandemic seriously, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. President Hassan Rouhani cited a new Iranian Health Ministry study in offering the unprecedentedly high number of infections. Officials […]
Through the investigation of insect surfaces, Penn State researchers have detailed a previously unidentified nanostructure that can be used to engineer stronger, more resilient water repellent coatings. The results of this research were published today (July 17) in Science Advances. With an enhanced ability to repel droplets, this design could be applied to personal protective […]
Lithium-ion batteries are recognized for their high energy density in everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but as the need for grid-scale energy storage and other applications becomes more pressing, researchers have sought less expensive and more readily available alternatives to lithium. Batteries using more abundant multivalent metals could revolutionize energy […]
Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine researcher Kalpna Gupta and Dr. Donald Abrams of UC San Francisco. The findings appear in JAMA Network Open. “These trial results show […]
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have discovered a new class of proteins that protect synapses from being destroyed. Synapses are the structures where electrical impulses pass from one neuron to another. The discovery, published July 13 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has implications for […]
Uplifting of Columbia River basalts has allowed University of Oregon researchers to better understand of how magma 14-16 million years ago shaped the region and why greenhouse gases released during a series of volcanic eruptions did not trigger a global extinction event. The insights, published in Scientific Reports, were drawn from analyses of oxygen and […]
A new study reveals intricate details about the biology of the huntingtin protein (HTT), which is responsible for Huntington’s disease. The research focuses on axonal transport — the way in which vital materials travel along pathways called axons inside nerve cells, or neurons. Scientists found that HTT sometimes journeys along these roadways in cellular vehicles […]
Widespread use of pesticides and other agrochemicals can speed the transmission of the debilitating disease schistosomiasis, while also upsetting the ecological balances in aquatic environments that prevent infections, finds a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever, is caused by parasitic worms that develop and […]
A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the familiarity of the macroscopic world we experience every day. The atomtronic Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) is also potentially useful for ultrasensitive rotation measurements and as a component in […]
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Diabetics need strict sugar control during COVID Pandemic: Dr Jitendra Singh Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 7:30PM by PIB Delhi Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that […]
PM’s directive implemented: ‘Namami Gange’ included for Good Contribution by district officials for Ganga Rejuvenation under the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration Scheme 2020
Ministry of Jal Shakti PM’s directive implemented: ‘Namami Gange’ included for Good Contribution by district officials for Ganga Rejuvenation under the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration Scheme 2020MoS Dr Jitendra Singh launches restructured Scheme & Web Portal District Ganga Committees of 57 Ganga districts under Namami Gange Programme eligible to participate Posted […]
Prime Minister’s Office PM delivers keynote address at High-Level Segment of ECOSOCPM calls for a reformed multilateralism with a reformed United Nations at its center Our motto of ‘SabkaSaath, SabkaVikaas, Sabka Vishwas’ resonates with the core SDG principle of leaving no one behind: PM While marching forward on the path to development, we are not […]
Prime Minister’s Office PM’s Address in ECOSOC commemoration of UNs 75th Anniversary Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 8:49PM by PIB Delhi Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen, This year we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. It is an occasion to recognise the UN’s many contributions to human progress. It is also […]
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Joint Statement on U.S.-India Strategy Energy Partnership Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 9:10PM by PIB Delhi In the midst of a global pandemic with an enormous human toll that is also affecting energy demand, global energy markets, and sustainable energy growth, the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership has never […]
Media Remarks by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on the conclusion of 2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Media Remarks by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on the conclusion of 2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 9:33PM by PIB Delhi “Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Mr. Dan Brouillette and I, co-chaired the 2nd Ministerial meeting […]
Scientists have found the interstellar organic matter could produce an abundant supply of water by heating, suggesting that organic matter could be the source of terrestrial water. There remains a number of mysteries on our planet including the elusive origin of water on the earth. Active studies suggested that terrestrial water had been delivered by […]
Antarctica is considered one of the Earth’s largest, most pristine remaining wildernesses. Yet since its formal discovery 200 years ago, the continent has seen accelerating and potentially impactful human activity. How widespread this activity is across the continent has never been quantified. We know Antarctica has no cities, agriculture or industry. But we have never […]
Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that infects pigs – from infecting cells. At higher doses, the compound was also found to kill virus particles. Published on : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200717120154.htm […]
Everyone who uses a smartphone unavoidably generates masses of digital data that are accessible to others, and these data provide clues to the user’s personality. Psychologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich (LMU) are studying how revealing these clues are. For most people around the world, smartphones have become an integral and indispensable component of their daily […]
Over 50 million people worldwide are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and it is one of the greatest medical and social challenges of our time. Due to pathological changes in the brain, patients become increasingly forgetful and disoriented as the disease progresses. Alzheimer’s is still considered incurable today. Researchers now describe a promising approach to treating […]
An international research team developed visible light communication (VLC) setup capable of a data rate of 2.2 Mb/s by employing a new type of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Published on : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200717120146.htm Disclaimer: The perspectives communicated in the article/news/press release above are those of the writers’ and don’t really speak to or mirror the perspectives […]
New research by Monash University in Australia has been able to detect positive COVID-19 cases using blood samples in about 20 minutes, and identify whether someone has contracted the virus. In a discovery that could advance the worldwide effort to limit the community spread of COVID-19 through robust contact tracing, researchers were able to identify […]
Weather forecasts have become less accurate during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the reduction in commercial flights, according to new research. A new study in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters finds the world lost 50-75% of its aircraft weather observations between March and May of this year, when many flights were grounded due to the […]
Union Minister of State(IC) for Culture & Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel addresses a webinar on “Cross Border Tourism” promoting Buddhist Pilgrimages
Ministry of Tourism Union Minister of State(IC) for Culture & Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel addresses a webinar on “Cross Border Tourism” promoting Buddhist Pilgrimages Ministry of Tourism has taken several initiatives for the development and promotion of Buddhist sites in the country: Shri Patel Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 12:36PM by PIB Delhi Union […]
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Enrolment of farmers under PMFBY for Kharif-2020 going on in full swingUnion Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar appeals to farmers to insure crops The Scheme ensures protection of crop loss for entire cropping cycle, from pre-sowing to post-harvest activities Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 […]
Ministry of Science & Technology NRDC Funds 16 Covid Technologies for Scaling up and Validation Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 2:07PM by PIB Delhi The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an enterprise under DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India, invited proposals from the innovators under its DSIR grants-in-aid promotional programme for development […]
Ministry of Science & Technology NRDC Transfers Two COVID-19 Technologies Developed by S.N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 2:12PM by PIB Delhi National Research Development Corporation (NRDC),an Enterprise of DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, hasentered into an agreement with M/s Paulmech Infrastructure Pvt LtdKolkata, to […]
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan implores Entrepreneurs to come up with innovative solutions to build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan implores Entrepreneurs to come up with innovative solutions to build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 2:30PM by PIB Delhi Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today addressed UdyamiUtsav, a virtual event to celebrate the spirit of innovation and […]
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Actual case load of COVID-19 patients in the country is only 3.42 lakhsRecovered Cases are 6.35 lakh and increasing Less than 1% cases on Ventilators, less than 2% cases in ICUs & less than 3% cases on Oxygen Beds Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 2:34PM by PIB Delhi The […]
Dateline City: CINCINNATI CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has been notified of an unsolicited “mini-tender offer” by Mason Bell LLC to purchase up to 10,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price of $106.00 per share in cash. Mason Bell’s offer price is approximately 12.3% lower than the $120.88 closing price […]
Ministry of Finance National Pension System adds 1.03 lakh Subscriptions for Q1, FY2020-21 in private sector 206 corporate enrolments in 1st Quarter of FY 2020-21 43,000 new subscription through corporate enrolment Over 60,000 enrolments under all citizen model Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 3:52PM by PIB Delhi The National Pension System (NPS), a flagship defined […]
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Sowing area of Kharif crops 21.2 % more compared to last yearAs on 17.07.2020, kharif crops have been sown on 691.86 lakh ha area against 570.86 lakh ha area during the corresponding period of last year Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 4:03PM by PIB Delhi As on 16.07.2020, actual […]
11.96 Lakh MT of Urea made available to Maharashtra against requirement of 8.83 Lakh MT from 1st July to 16th July Kharif Season
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers 11.96 Lakh MT of Urea made available to Maharashtra against requirement of 8.83 Lakh MT from 1st July to 16th July Kharif SeasonNo shortage of Urea in the state of Maharashtra Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 4:59PM by PIB Delhi The Department of Fertilizers, Government Of India assures timely and […]
Mobile App of PM SVANidhi launched to bring Microcredit facility for street vendors at their door steps
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Mobile App of PM SVANidhi launched to bring Microcredit facility for street vendors at their door stepsMore than 1,54,000 street vendors applied for working capital loan so far across States/ Uts–over 48,000 already been sanctioned Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 5:36PM by PIB Delhi Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, […]
Finance Commission Finance Commission holds meeting with MoHUA on Property Taxation by ULBsMoHUA recommends 4% increase of Devolution to Municipalities Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 5:43PM by PIB Delhi The Fifteenth Finance Commission today held a meeting with Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and senior officials of the Ministry of Housing & Urban […]
Union Minister of State(IC) for Culture & Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel addresses a webinar on “Cross Border Tourism” promoting Buddhist Pilgrimages
Ministry of Tourism Union Minister of State(IC) for Culture & Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel addresses a webinar on “Cross Border Tourism” promoting Buddhist Pilgrimages Ministry of Tourism has taken several initiatives for the development and promotion of Buddhist sites in the country: Shri Patel Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 12:36PM by PIB Delhi Union […]
Ministry of Science & Technology ARCI & Vehant Technologies co-develop UV System for baggage Scan Disinfection to fight COVID 19 Posted On: 17 JUL 2020 12:42PM by PIB Delhi Both domestic and international travel has been a major reason for spread of the COVID 19 infection. Baggage, an inevitable part of travel involves handling by […]
Certain methods of decontaminating medical face masks for repeated use during the COVID-19 pandemic appear to damage the masks’ integrity and protective function, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist. “Some treatments for decontamination had no impact on respirator performance, while other treatments resulted in substantial damage to masks,” writes […]
PIB Headquarters PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19 Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 6:21PM by PIB Delhi (Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB) Updates on Covid-19 from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:Actual case load of COVID-19 patients in the country […]
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Indian Council of Agricultural Research celebrates its 92nd Foundation DayUnion Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar appreciates the efforts of scientists in agricultural progress; says, it has to be ensured that the benefits of contract farming reach the small farmers There is need to reduce […]
ECI decides not to extend postal ballot facility to electors above 65yrs of age in Assembly Elections in Bihar & byelections due in near future in view of constraints of logistics, manpower and safety protocols of Covid 19
Election Commission ECI decides not to extend postal ballot facility to electors above 65yrs of age in Assembly Elections in Bihar & byelections due in near future in view of constraints of logistics, manpower and safety protocols of Covid 19 Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 7:12PM by PIB Delhi In view of COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown […]
Ministry of Science & Technology Indian & EU agree to renew Agreement S&T Co-operation for 5 years Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 7:21PM by PIB Delhi India & the European Union agreed to renew the Agreement on Scientific cooperation for the next five years, 2020-2025, at the 15th India-EU Summit. India EU summit meeting was […]
Department of Biotechnology and its Research Institution’s Accelerate development of COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Ministry of Science & Technology Department of Biotechnology and its Research Institution’s Accelerate development of COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 7:47PM by PIB Delhi Low cost Diagnostic Assays, RNA Extraction kit and VTM Animal Models for preclinical studies of vaccine candidate development The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and its 16 […]
Grants-in-aid of Rs.15187.50 crore in respect of 2.63 lakh Rural Local Bodies in 28 States released by the Ministry of Finance on 15th July 2020; this forms part of the Tied Grant as recommended by Fifteenth Finance Commission for the FY 2020-2021
Ministry of Panchayati Raj Grants-in-aid of Rs.15187.50 crore in respect of 2.63 lakh Rural Local Bodies in 28 States released by the Ministry of Finance on 15th July 2020; this forms part of the Tied Grant as recommended by Fifteenth Finance Commission for the FY 2020-2021Tied Grants are to be used for the basic services […]
Department of Biotechnology supported COVID 19 Vaccine -ZyCoV-D, designed and developed by Zydus,begins Adaptive Phase I/II clinical trials
Ministry of Science & Technology Department of Biotechnology supported COVID 19 Vaccine -ZyCoV-D, designed and developed by Zydus,begins Adaptive Phase I/II clinical trialsThe study will assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 11:02AM by PIB Delhi Vaccine Discovery Programme supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India […]
Prime Minister’s Office Prime Minister to address High-Level Segment of ECOSOC on 17 July, 2020 Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 11:26AM by PIB Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a keynote address virtually at this year’s High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council session on Friday, 17th July 2020 from 0930-1130 […]
Ministry of Defence India and China Military Level meeting on 14 Jul 2020 Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 1:01PM by PIB Delhi India and China have been engaged in discussions through established military and diplomatic channels to address the prevailing situation along the LAC. Commanders from PLA & Indian Army held a meeting at Chushul, […]
Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has expressed his condolences on the sad demise of highly revered Saint Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj ji
Ministry of Home Affairs Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has expressed his condolences on the sad demise of highly revered Saint Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj jiAcharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj ji’s divine teachings and selfless contribution towards the welfare of society has no parallels says Shri Amit Shah Union Home Minister adds that […]
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Actual case load of COVID-19 patients in the country is only 3,31,146Actual Case Load is about 1/3rd of Total Cases More than 6.1 lakh Recovered Cases Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 2:06PM by PIB Delhi A graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach under the ‘Whole of Government” strategy has been […]
Union Shipping Minister flags off first container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala via Chattogram port
Ministry of Shipping Union Shipping Minister flags off first container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala via Chattogram portIt’s a historic move in Indian maritime sector and economic development of North East Region: Shri Mandaviya Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 3:27PM by PIB Delhi Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today […]
Transport Ministry issues notification for clearly enunciating assignment of colour of alpha numerals and background of registration plates of vehicles
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Transport Ministry issues notification for clearly enunciating assignment of colour of alpha numerals and background of registration plates of vehicles Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 3:53PM by PIB Delhi The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified SO 2339(E) dated 14th July, 2020 to rectify the […]
#Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying #Shri Giriraj Singh launches the Implementation Guidelines for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund
Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Giriraj Singh launches the Implementation Guidelines for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development FundMilk production is expected to rise to 330 million tons by 2024; Government trying to increase milk processing up to 40% – Shri Giriraj Singh AHIDF will facilitate […]
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr.Jitendra Singh inaugurates 5 Day Online Orientation Program at IIM Jammu Jammu has virtually emerged as an educational hub in North India, says Dr.Jitendra Singh Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 4:24PM by PIB Delhi The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS […]
Cochin Shipyard Limited signs contract for construction of Autonomous electric vessels for ASKO maritime AS, Norway
Ministry of Shipping Cochin Shipyard Limited signs contract for construction of Autonomous electric vessels for ASKO maritime AS, NorwayUnion Minister Mansukh Mandaviya praises CSL for laying historic milestone in Shipbuilding Industry Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 4:42PM by PIB Delhi Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi signed contracts for construction and supply of Two nos Autonomous […]
Ministry of Power NTPC enters pact with NIIF to explore business opportunities in India Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 5:23PM by PIB Delhi As per a statement issued by NTPC Ltd, a central PSU under Ministry of Power and Country’s largest power generation company, today it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with […]
Railways need to collectively focus on increasing the revenue, minimising costs, boosting safety of operations and welfare of existing employees- Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry
Ministry of Railways Railways need to collectively focus on increasing the revenue, minimising costs, boosting safety of operations and welfare of existing employees- Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & IndustryHe was speaking at first ever online Workmen Sangoshthi (Conference) of representatives of Railways Worker’s Unions, which participated from across the country Minister […]
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises KVIC opens state-of-the-art Footwear Training Center for Leather Artisans in Delhi Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 5:38PM by PIB Delhi The first-of-its-kind footwear training center in Delhi to train the marginalized community of leather artisans was inaugurated by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Today. The center has been […]
Ministry of Finance Exchange Notification No. 59/2020 – Customs (N.T.) Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 5:39PM by PIB Delhi In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the Notification No.55/2020-Customs(N.T.), dated 2nd July, 2020 except as respects things done or omitted […]
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan tops the list of Institutions with pass percentage of 99.23% in Class X Board Examination Result this year
Ministry of Human Resource Development Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan tops the list of Institutions with pass percentage of 99.23% in Class X Board Examination Result this year Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 5:40PM by PIB Delhi Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has scored 99.23% success rate in CBSE Class X Results-2020 against the overall CBSE pass percentage of […]
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 1234 labs along with use of Rapid Antigen Tests drive Tests Per Million (TPM) to more than 9231More than 3.26 lakh samples tested in 24 hours Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 5:41PM by PIB Delhi As per the “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy, the Central Government is driving enhanced testing […]
Union HRD Minister and Minister of State for HRD jointly launch the first on-line NISHTHA programme for 1200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh
Ministry of Human Resource Development Union HRD Minister and Minister of State for HRD jointly launch the first on-line NISHTHA programme for 1200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra PradeshAround 23,000 Key Resource Persons and 17.5 lakh teachers and school heads have been trained under this NISHTHA face to face mode till date- Union HRD Minister […]
Govt helping nation to combat Global Pandemic; will do whatever is possible to protect the plastic industry : Mandaviya
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Govt helping nation to combat Global Pandemic; will do whatever is possible to protect the plastic industry : MandaviyaMandaviya addresses Webinar on Impact and Implications of COVID-19 on Plastics Industry & Way Forward Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 6:05PM by PIB Delhi Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers […]
Ministry of Jal Shakti Jal Jeevan Mission: One lakh tap connections provided daily Since Unlock-1, tap connections given to 45 lakh households Posted On: 16 JUL 2020 6:24PM by PIB Delhi Jal Jeevan Mission was launched in August 2019 and in 7 months of 2019-20, around 84.83 lakh rural households were provided with tap connections. […]
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Moody’s Analytics has won Enterprise-Wide Stress Testing Product of the Year and Credit Stress-Testing Product of the Year in the 2020 Risk Technology Awards. They’re two of our seven wins in this year’s awards.
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To manage financial risk, banks must understand the potential impacts of different economic scenarios on their credit portfolios. They perform stress tests both to address regulatory requirements and to extract business value from the results, for more informed risk management. Moody’s Analytics solutions help them achieve both goals.
Our solutions, including the cloud-based Capital Risk Analyzer, drive stress testing and forecasting programs at banks around the world. Customers make use of the insights gained from stress testing to fulfill regulatory requirements, perform capital planning, and make better and more strategic business decisions.
“We’re honored to earn these two Risk Technology awards,” said Olivier Brucker, Senior Director at Moody’s Analytics. “Customers want to understand the impact of the current environment on their portfolios, to mitigate risks, and to improve profitability. Assessing and managing these risk metrics is vital for banks, and even more challenging amid the current economic and COVID-19 uncertainty. This recognition for our stress testing capabilities demonstrates that our customers are successfully meeting this crucial challenge.”
The Risk Technology Awards recognize outstanding vendors helping the industry in the fields of ALM, credit, operational risk, and enterprise risk management.
About Moody’s Analytics
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs. For more information about Moody’s Analytics, visit our website or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Moody’s Analytics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO). Moody’s Corporation reported revenue of $4.8 billion in 2019, employs approximately 11,300 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 40 countries.
As an e-commerce solutions provider, Shopmatic brings different elements of the e-commerce landscape onto a single platform to help SMEs and individual entrepreneurs take their businesses online. From creating a customized online store, selling through social & chat commerce, selling on multiple marketplaces with integrated global payment options and shipping solutions, creating & promoting digital advertising Shopmatic makes it easy for anyone to sell online.
Owing to its customer-first approach, Shopmatic has consistently rolled out unique initiatives to empower sellers on its platform. Amidst the pandemic, Shopmatic expanded its offering to create tailored solutions for India’s Kirana stores and Singapore’s Grocery stores, enabling them to create an online presence with pre-developed catalogs and more. Shopmatic allows local shop owners to build their web-stores easily without the need for technical know-how, or design experience. This offering covers all aspects of a successful online grocery store including pre-built catalogs with unlimited listings, easy inventory management, secure and instant online payments and, keeping in mind the need for the hour, contactless delivery, and self-pickup options.
Speaking on the results of the first quarter, Mr. Anurag Avula, CEO & Co-founder, Shopmatic, said, “We are delighted with our quarterly financial results, that we were able to achieve with the support of our customers. Going digital is not an option anymore, but an imperative, and we have been able to contribute to our merchants’ success by launching relevant solutions like the Kirana Store special. In the 5 years since we launched, we have been driven by our vision to enable online and offline success for our merchants by creating an omnichannel experience for our customers. I am delighted that it has brought significant transaction growth to our customers. This inspires us to deliver even more innovative and compelling game-changing solutions for our merchants which we will be launching in the next few months.”
After launching its Transaction model in April 2010, Shopmatic has more than 120,000+ active merchants on its platform It continues to innovate to bring the latest tech advancements into its platform, determined to enable the online success of small businesses and aspiring individual entrepreneurs.
The COVID-19 outbreak has put a damper on business activity across the world. With travel limitations in place across markets, it is difficult for international buyers to travel for visiting physical exhibitions. But there is a simple solution – go digital.
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Brand New Virtual Exhibition in July – Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE (Photo: Business Wire)
Summer Sourcing Weeks丨Go ONLINE (SSWGO) organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) offers a one-stop sourcing online platform for buyers and suppliers to continue exploring business opportunities in industries including lighting, electronics, ICT, medical & healthcare, houseware, fashion, home textiles & furnishings, gifts & premium as well as printing & packaging.
Click2Match is a brand new AI-enabled business matching platform in SSWGO. With tailor-made virtual meeting, meeting planner, live chat, instant video conferencing and online expert talks, this self-service platform allows buyers and suppliers to enjoy a hassle-free online sourcing and networking experience.
Summer Sourcing Weeks丨Go ONLINE
Without adequate funds at every step of the way, a business can come to a screeching halt. Whether one belongs to the manufacturing sector or services, ample funding is crucial for MSMEs for fuelling output, growth and profitability. Fortunately, to ensure that customers have easy access to the finances they need, they can turn to Business Loan offered by Bajaj Finance, the lending and investment arm of Bajaj Finserv.
This loan is extremely easy to use and caters to a range of needs. Here’s a closer look at what makes this loan variant from Bajaj Finserv an all-rounder.
Install new equipment and machinery with a substantial loan amount
As opposed to newer financing avenues such as crowdfunding, regular business loans assure customers of a large amount of capital. Bajaj Finserv, for instance, gives access to funding of up to Rs. 20 lakh, which can be used to tend to all business needs. Ample financing is necessary when one wants to revamp their supply chain by investing in a plant, and machinery or equipment.
Cater to business needs with collateral free financing
In order to run a business successfully, it’s vital that one is attuned to market trends. Moreover, one must have the right funding, at the right time, to be able to capitalize on opportunities. Business Loan from Bajaj Finserv offers financing without any collateral. This exempts the customers of the burden of pledging an asset. A combination of simple eligibility criteria and minimal documents, results in a swift 24 hours disbursal that helps one leverage business opportunities that may come their way.
Ensure sufficient liquidity with the Flexi Loan facility
Whether it’s peak season demand or an unforeseen liquidity crunch, managing one’s cash flow is crucial to ensuring that their supply chain doesn’t run dry. Business Loan from Bajaj Finserv gives the option of signing up for a Flexi Loan facility that’s tailored to address urgent and unexpected financial needs. A Flexi Loan allows customers to borrow multiple times from their sanctioned amount and incur interest only on the amount withdrawn. Moreover, they can choose to pay interest-only EMIs through the tenor and repay the principal at the end. Thereby, reducing their EMIs by up to 56%.
Chalk out a profitable expansion plan by borrowing at a viable rate
When taking a Business Loan, it’s important that one plans for repayment. Business Loans offered by Bajaj Finserv starts at an interest rate of just 18%. Customers can not only enhance their current setup, but also tap into new markets with equal ease, be it securing the necessary licenses, building a warehouse for inventory or establishing a distribution network.
Business Loans by Bajaj Finserv can give businesses the much-needed boost to help one’s enterprise scale to new heights. Customers can check if they have a pre-approved offer before they apply for the loan.
Right To Protein, a nationwide public health awareness initiative, released the findings of a study that uncovers a paradox in India’s daily protein consumption habits. Leading research agency, Nielsen surveyed 2,142 mothers across 16 Indian cities revealing a worrying trend where due to a poor understanding of protein as a macronutrient, Indians consume inadequate levels of proteins. The study shows that although 95% of Indian mothers surveyed claim to know protein as a macronutrient, only 3% of the population really understand the prominent functions of protein or why one should consume it daily. Across cities, 82% of mothers residing in mini metros such as Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad were unable to correctly associate protein with its functions and attributed low importance to its consumption as a part of balanced meals. Therefore, while eight out of ten mothers believe protein as ‘important’, protein may not adequately be included in their daily diet. Majority of the mothers (91%) are not able to relate to protein with its crucial functions such as repair of tissues in the body, muscle health and long-term immunity.
Some of the key findings include:
- Over 70% of Indian mothers strongly believe in common myths such as ‘protein is difficult to digest’, ‘it leads to weight gain’, and ‘it is only for body-builders’.
- On an average 85% of mothers incorrectly believe that protein leads to ‘weight gain’ and mentioned that they would prioritise the consumption of vitamins and carbohydrates over protein for their families including for children. Most disturbingly, nearly 80% hold the view that lack of protein does not impact overall health!
- Majority of the mothers do not know the most common sources of plant-or-animal-based protein and failed to correctly identify 8 of 11 protein-rich food items presented to them. Furthermore, 81% of mothers incorrectly believe that just a regular Indian diet consisting of roti, dal, rice is enough for daily protein needs. As a result, only dairy and pulses are considered as the sources of protein in majority Indian households
The above myths and beliefs coupled with an inability to identify the correct functions and sources of protein may lead to low protein consumption, despite 85% of Indian mothers believing that protein is very important for health. This underlying ‘protein paradox’ i.e. high importance vis-à-vis low understanding could ultimately become a major factor in the gradually declining rate of quality protein consumption. Mothers from India’s metros, mini-metros and urban towns are perceived to have differing food preferences, but their distorted understanding of protein emerged a shared attribute, impacting the quality and quantity of protein intake. The study reveals that their basic understanding of protein is heavily colored by myths.
“In our country, adequate protein consumption has been a rather under-debated issue when it comes to general discourse on food and nutrients. Very few studies have been published recently that provide insights about the consumption patterns about this ‘major building block’ of our lives. This study is, therefore, an insight in terms of highlighting our knowledge gaps and misconceptions that plague adequate protein consumption”, said Dr. Jagmeet Madan, Eminent Nutrition Expert, Professor, Principal, Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous) SNDTWU, Mumbai and National President, Indian Dietetic Association, Supporter of the Right To Protein Initiative
Dr. Suresh Itapu, Nutraceutical Expert, Director – NutriTech India, Supporter of the Right To Protein initiative said, “The Protein Paradox study, reiterates the importance of building a general protein understanding and awareness in India. Any individual or entity can benefit from these insights and take corrective measures to improve quality protein intake, course-correct and eventually reverse the decline in protein consumption, especially among kids.”
The study hopes to set the ground for protein conversations, highlight areas for action such as mass education and initiatives around protein accessibility, that help lead the way to accelerate reduction in protein deficiency in India.
Reliance India chairman Mukesh Ambani confirmed that Google will invest over Rs 33,737 crore for a 7.7 per cent stake in Jio Platforms taking the string of investments well over Rs 152,000 crore.Ambani confirmed Google’s investment during the 43rd AGM.Google had announced a $10 billion digital fund for India a few days back that entailed […]
UL, a leading global safety science company, has announced that its Refrigeration Laboratory in Gurugram, India, has received World Health Organization (WHO) accreditation as a designated third-party testing laboratory for refrigeration equipment used for the storage of vaccines. This includes cold rooms, freezer rooms, solar-powered refrigerators and freezers, coolant-packs and related equipment. In addition, the WHO accreditation allows UL to carry out full quality assurance testing – on-site installation and commissioning – of cold room, freezer room and related equipment and coolants.
The accreditation for UL is part of WHO’s Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) process. PQS prequalifies products and devices in order that WHO member states and United Nations purchasing agencies help assure of their suitability for use in immunization programs. Before a product or device can be added to the PQS database, it must be tested. Verification testing establishes whether a specific product from a specific manufacturer satisfies the requirements of relevant PQS performance specification. With WHO accreditation, UL will now be carrying out these tests to verify performance, quality and safety. UL received the PQS accreditation for refrigeration equipment and devices after demonstrating to WHO officials the UL Refrigeration Laboratory’s conformity capabilities to appropriate internationally or nationally accepted standards or codes of practice.
The UL accreditation comes at a time when researchers around the world are addressing the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Producing and deploying enough immunizations to end the pandemic will be one of the biggest medical manufacturing efforts in history. To accomplish this, pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, governments and nonprofit organizations are busy readying the supply chain to handle a high number of needed COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccine supply chain involves not only manufacturing the vaccine contents, but also temperature-controlled storage to maintain vaccine quality from production to patient. Failing to keep vaccinations at the correct temperatures, including those used for immunization programs against children’s diseases, can result in textural degradation, discoloring, bruising and microbial growth.
Mr. Todd Denison, vice president and general manager of UL’s Appliances, HVAC and Lighting Division said, “As billions worldwide eagerly await a COVID-19 vaccine, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations globally will be scaling up vaccine cold chain capabilities. Maintaining large quantities in an environment that preserves vaccination efficacy and provides patients with intended benefit will be key to eradicating COVID-19 spread. UL is honored to be recognized by the World Health Organization as one of its accredited laboratories and play a key part in the overall protection of public health globally.”
With the WHO accreditation, UL will also test solar-powered refrigeration equipment based on new WHO product standards. Solar-powered refrigeration equipment is seen as critical for vaccine effectiveness in developing countries without a reliable electricity grid.
“The World Health Organization’s approach to refrigeration products prequalification means that selected equipment and devices have to meet specific performance, quality and safety standards that are appropriate for field conditions, as well as cradle-to-grave safety characteristics to help ensure no harm, is caused to users, patients or the environment during a product’s life cycle,” said Mr. Suresh Sugavanam, vice president and managing director of UL for South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. “UL’s accreditation helps ensure products met these specifications while also strengthening the reliability of the world’s immunization storage infrastructure.”
IDEMIA Wins the Security Industry Association (SIA) Award for the Best New Biometric Product for Its VisionPass Advanced Facial Recognition Device
- VisionPass was successfully launched last May and has already recorded strong market interest
- This new Award confirms IDEMIA’s leadership in the field of frictionless biometrics for the Security market
IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announces that VisionPass, its newly launched advanced facial recognition device, won the SIA New Product Showcase Award in the Biometric category, at a virtual ceremony held on July 9th.
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IDEMIA’s team defended the company’s submission in front of the judges by giving a “behind the curtain” overview of why and how IDEMIA developed this product, from a blank sheet of paper, listening to partners’ and clients’ pain points, as well as to their needs in terms of performance, reliability, user experience, etc.
The team then explained the technical choices made by its R&D team to meet these very demanding requirements and come up with what is now confirmed with this award, as the most advanced facial recognition terminal on the market.
Its 2D+3D+infrared cameras, combined with AI-trained algorithms, deliver unrivalled performance:
- Fully hygienic and frictionless – no need to stop and fix the device, it automatically adapts to the size of the person (120-200cm) and tolerates facial angles
- Accurate and fast – up to 30 people per minute, up to 40,000 users
- Effective in full sun or total darkness without the need for any dazzling flash, and works with all skin colors
- Resistant to identity theft attempts by photo presentation or 3D mask.
IDEMIA already received a similar Award in 2018 for MorphoWave Compact, a biometric device that can scan and verify four fingerprints in less than a second thanks to a totally contactless and hygienic hand gesture.
This new Award, this time for a facial recognition device, confirmsIDEMIA’s supremacy in the field of contactless biometrics for security applications.
“We did not develop the most advanced terminal just for the sake of the innovation challenge, but because it was necessary to meet all needs expressed by our customers: speed, accuracy, reliability and a true frictionless user experience. Since its launch last May, we have experienced a strong demand for VisionPass. Combined with this prestigious SIA award, this is indeed a true reward for all our teams who worked on this new product. Today, with VisionPass and MorphoWave, we offer the most powerful contactless biometric offer on the market,” commented Yves Portalier, Executive Vice President of the Biometric Devices & Automotive Business Unit at IDEMIA.
“SIA congratulates IDEMIA on being selected as the winner of the Biometrics category award in SIA’s 2020 New Product Showcase,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “It is this kind of continuous innovation and drive to succeed that brings the security industry forward and contributes to the safety and security of our world.”
IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
With close to 15,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.
For more information, visit www.idemia.com / Follow @IDEMIAGroup on Twitter
About the Security Industry Association (SIA)
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,000 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.
About the SIA New Product Showcase Awards
This flagship awards program in partnership with ISC West recognizes innovative security products, services and solutions. Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories.
NEW DELHI: Nassim Taleb, the Lebanese-American author of bestseller Skin in the Game, takes the difference between theory and practice among investment managers very seriously.He once famously said, “Don’t tell me what you think, show me your portfolio.”A top domestic money manager did exactly this last week. Kalpen Parekh, who heads DSP Mutual Fund and […]
India has not gained much from a drop in China’s share in American imports, despite New Delhi’s close diplomatic relation with Washington and a recent push to boost its own local manufacturing base, a study by Rabobank shows.The South Asian nation saw only a slight increase of its share in shipments to the U.S. last […]
Pharma Culture Healths Pvt. ltd, an FMCG company, with its corporate office in Mumbai, launches first range of hair care products; Good Hair Ayurvedic Oil and Good Hair Ayurvedic Shampoo under “Good Hair” brand with Hina Khan as the Brand Ambassador.
Making of Baalon Ka Brahmastra
To address the issue of common hair problems, the R&D team decided to produce “Premium Quality Products at Affordable Price” so that the exceptional ayurvedic products are accessible to everyone to reap the benefits of magical herbs and oils present in the nature in its purest form.
The powerful mixture of 28 herbs and 7 essential oils are used in Good Hair Oil. The benefits of these herbs are carefully studied along with the quantity of ingredients that has to be included for increasing its effectiveness. This is the reason that the quantities of key ingredients used in Good Hair Oil and Good Hair Shampoo are used 10X more than the competitor products for obtaining positive results quickly. Both these products are 100% natural and parabens, mineral oil & alcohol free.
The products are available on the company’s website: www.mygoodhair.com. The customers can also order “Good Hair Products” from Flipkart, Paytm & Shop Clues.
The company is committed to continue its journey of producing wide range of ayurvedic hair & skin products by aligning with the vision of producing “Premium Quality Ayurvedic products at an affordable price”.
Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, and Techstars, the global platform for investment and innovation, today announced the launch of its second class of the Techstars & Western Union Accelerator. From machine learning and artificial intelligence, to cloud services, digital banking and advanced analytics, the common thread across the portfolio of 10 companies is their commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to create greater access to global and local economies, through inclusive finance.
The 2020 Accelerator companies are led by founders originating from across the world, including the Philippines, Egypt, Gambia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, South Africa and the United States. They share Western Union’s commitment to inclusive innovation by developing products and services that accelerate access for a more equitable global financial system.
The concept of financial access served as the North Star throughout the 2020 Accelerator selection process, as program leaders contemplated the question: In the face of a global health crisis, which companies are best positioned to accelerate and expand financial access in a post-COVID world?
The startup founders will participate in an intensive 13-week virtual program during which they will focus on growing and evolving their companies with the mentorship, entrepreneurial expertise, business strategy and marketing guidance of fintech subject matter experts in a range of areas, including compliance, mobile wallets and settlement.
“The Western Union team is tremendously impressed with this diverse group of founders and entrepreneurs who are actively addressing challenges across the financial services ecosystem,” said Western Union President of Product and Platform, Shelly Swanback. “I am confident that the breadth of perspective, experience and technologies represented in this year’s portfolio will drive us to be even more disruptive as we endeavor to develop more inclusive financial services and payment technologies in a rapidly changing global economy.”
Swanback added, “I am especially proud of the fact that many of the companies in the accelerator are led by founders from many different countries, which nicely reflects the global diversity of our employee, customer and partner base. A global lens is critical as we look to create opportunities for billions of people to access the latest innovations in finance, innovate opportunities for businesses and customers, and help close the growing inequality gap.”
According to the New American Economy, a U.S.-based bipartisan research and advocacy organization focused on federal, state, and local immigration policies, in 2019 approximately 45% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children.
“We are proud to announce the companies selected to participate in the 2020 Techstars & Western Union Accelerator,” said Ethan Austin, Managing Director of the Techstars Western Union Accelerator. “Each of these companies is tackling systemic industry obstacles with innovative and original solutions using leading edge technologies. We are excited to support their continued growth over the next 13 weeks of our program and beyond.”
The 2020 Techstars & Western Union Accelerator will culminate with a Demo Day on Oct. 8, where startup founders will pitch their products and services to potential investors. This year, the program has shifted from an in-person to virtual program due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2006, Techstars has worked with more than 2,000 startups, forging deep and meaningful relationships between young startup companies and global corporations. The competitive selection process for the Techstars & Western Union Accelerator began in early 2020 with hundreds of entrepreneurs vying for one of 10 coveted spots.
Techstars and Western Union extend a hearty congratulations and a warm welcome to the 2020 Techstars & Western Union Accelerator companies.
2020 Techstars Western Union Accelerator Roster
Little Rock, AR | USA and LA
AidBanc empowers NGOs with digital banking and spend management tools to seamlessly disburse aid in an increasingly cashless world.
San Francisco, CA | USA
Cloud services provide alternative credit scoring and lending for global financial inclusion.
Dallas, TX | USA
Gig Wage is a payments platform specializing in independent contractors. Their technology makes it simple, fast and easy to pay, manage, and support contractors.
A technology-driven finance company connecting everyday Africans with the best dollar-denominated investment opportunities around the world.
New York, NY | USA
AI and network analytics platform for risk, fraud, compliance, and AML/CFT to mitigate risks and threats across the compliance, intelligence, and national security landscape.
Boston, MA | USA
Facial recognition technology through real-time streaming in natural settings.
San Francisco, CA | USA
AI-powered technology helps qualified and banked individuals establish credit and access to affordable financial services.
Berkeley, CA | USA
Investment advisory platform promoting sustainable wealth creation by empowering local Indian investors to go global.
San Francisco, CA | USA
An Artificial Intelligence powered pricing engine to enable businesses to grow revenue through optimized pricing.
Oakland, CA | USA
Allows users to save money with their friends.
Techstars is a global platform for investment and innovation. Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and Techstars Community. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 2,200 companies with a market cap of more than $26 billion. www.techstars.com
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of March 31, 2020, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering our branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts.
Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest growing channel in 2019, is available in over 75 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends, and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries is going to expand its food and grocery play in JioMart to include fashion, consumer electronics and smartphones by this festive season, whereby it wants this platform to become a full-fledged e-commerce venture competing against Amazon and Flipkart.Two senior industry executives said while Reliance Retail stores are currently fulfilling orders in […]
MUMBAI: Anurang Jain, managing director of auto component maker Endurance Technologies, has bought two apartments in Carmichael Residences in south Mumbai for Rs 100 crore, the largest residential transaction so far in 2020.The billionaire nephew of Bajaj Auto patriarch Rahul Bajaj purchased the adjacent apartments spread over 6,370 sq. ft. on the 19th floor of […]
The Donald Trump administration has abandoned a directive that would have forced thousands of foreign students out of the country. US officials announced last week that international students at schools that had moved to online-only classes due to the coronavirus pandemic would have to leave the country if they were unable to transfer to a […]
New Delhi: The Union cabinet is likely to soon consider a policy to start big-bang privatisation of public sector enterprises, with the government making a complete exit from non-strategic sectors and limiting its presence in strategic areas, officials said. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (Dipam) is expected to shortly finalise a draft […]
NEW DELHI: Nassim Taleb, the Lebanese-American author of bestseller Skin in the Game, takes the difference between theory and practice among investment managers very seriously.He once famously said, “Don’t tell me what you think, show me your portfolio.”A top domestic mutual fund manager did exactly this last week. Kalpen Parekh, who heads DSP Mutual Fund […]
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV),the world’s leading video technology platform, today announced the expansion of the Brightcove Global Partner Program, designed to further extend the power of video to reach global audiences quickly and easily. With a broad portfolio of partners specifically focused on media and enterprise organizations, the Brightcove Global Partner Program broadens the reach of Brightcove’s leading video technology solutions, which help fuel innovation and drive transformative business strategies with video.
Video is now a requirement to be a successful business. Brightcove’s Global Partner Program makes video technology readily available to organizations globally and enables them to implement it quickly through the channels that align best with their business models. By building a community of world-class partners, Brightcove is further democratizing the consumption of video, enabling companies around the world to bring their stories to viewers everywhere.
The newly-expanded program accommodates forward-thinking companies committed to ensuring the best experience for customers and end-users. The program consists of three types of partners:
- Referral Partners: Partners that refer their clients to Brightcove directly for a full video solution.
- Solution Partners: Systems integrators and resellers that build full video management solutions for their enterprise and media clients.
- Master License Partners: Partners that deliver Brightcove’s video technology and solutions as a managed service provider to clients of all sizes that demand the quality, choice, and support that Brightcove provides.
The Master License Partner program puts the full Brightcove platform within reach for all size clients. This new program allows Master License Partners to build upon their expertise, keeping them front and center to their clients, and now they are able to deliver world-class Brightcove video to their customers. Regardless of size, content type, and location, partners and clients alike are able to leverage leading video technology backed by Brightcove.
“As we continue to help enterprises broadcast their video content online, we want to ensure we’re offering them the most robust and premier video solutions available on the market,” said Blaise Kremer, Co-Founder, NovaStream. “Brightcove’s solutions allow the organizations we work with to enhance the delivery of their video content to their audiences, resulting in broader reach and exceptional viewing experiences. We are excited to be a part of Brightcove’s Partner Program, and look forward to helping more companies reap the benefits of video.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of Brightcove’s Global Partner Network and to help our customers stay at the forefront of the video revolution,” said Nuthapong Temsiripong, CEO, Digital Solution International Co., Ltd. “We have a long-standing relationship with Brightcove and have worked closely together to help media companies reduce their video streaming costs and increase revenue. As we move into the new partner program with additional enhancements and resources, we are excited to see our mutual customers continue to succeed with video.”
“Brightcove is committed to providing a strong global partner and channel ecosystem to support the demanding video needs for our customers,” said Lynn D. Tinney, Vice President, Global Partners at Brightcove. “Customers are our number one priority and we have enhanced our global partner program to enable them to deliver exceptional video experiences and exceed their audience’s expectations. Our partners offer services and solutions that are at the forefront of the digital transformation and with Brightcove as the core technology powering this network, we enable organizations that are serious about video to deliver secure and reliable content to viewers around the world.”
For more information on the Brightcove Global Partner Program, visit: https://www.brightcove.com/en/become-a-partner
About Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV)
We are the people behind the world’s leading video technology platform. With our award-winning technology and services, we help organizations in more than 70 countries meet business challenges and create strategic opportunities by inspiring, entertaining, and engaging their audiences through video.
Since Brightcove was established in 2004, we have consistently pushed boundaries to create a platform for people who are serious about video: one that is robust, scalable, and intuitive. Benefiting from a global infrastructure, unrivalled customer support, an extensive partner ecosystem, and relentless investment in R&D, Brightcove video sets the standard for professional grade video management, distribution, and monetization. To learn more, visit www.brightcove.com.
Rimini Street Expands Investment in Latin America and Appoints New General Manager for Mexico and Central America
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of business software products and services and a leading independent support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced the appointment of Alejandro González to the newly created role of general manager for Mexico and Central America. The role was established to service the Company’s growing client base and address increasing demand in the region for its award-winning portfolio of enterprise software support services. González is responsible for achieving sales and revenue growth targets across Mexico and Central America, ensuring client success and satisfaction with the Company’s services and helping clients with their technology roadmap and digital transformation. Rimini Street also announced today that it is expanding its investment in the Mexico and Central America region, increasing local sales and service capacity – including engineering staff. Today, Rimini Street already supports more than 230 clients across Latin America, including well-known local Mexican brands Nadro and Productos Chata.
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Rimini Street Expands Investment in Latin America and Appoints New General Manager for Mexico and Central America (Photo: Business Wire)
Seasoned IT Sales Leader to Support Accelerated Growth
González joins Rimini Street with more than 20 years of technology industry experience at companies such as Salesforce, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and Unisys. He specializes in sales leadership, business development, operations, strategic planning and performance management. Most recently González served as regional vice president of sales for the Commercial Business Unit of Salesforce Mexico. In this role, González was responsible for the go-to-market and growth strategy for Mexico’s general business and mid-market segments, as well as expanding the organization’s existing client base. Prior to Salesforce, González was the general manager for Unisys Mexico where he was responsible for leading the business unit’s P&L and growth, as well as the company’s public sector strategy across Latin America. At SAP, González was vice president of sales for SAP Mexico where he led a team of 27 sales executives focused on the manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, finance and retail industries. He was also responsible for successfully bringing new SAP solutions to market and accelerating the growth of existing customer segments.
“I see a significant need across Mexico and Central America for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive annual support service that replaces expensive Oracle and SAP annual support at half the fee. There is also a real need in the region for Rimini Street’s cost-effective application management services that allows Rimini Street to manage Oracle and SAP software for their clients – as well as for cloud software like Salesforce,” said González. “Businesses today are focused on reducing their IT operating costs and, when possible, investing the savings into projects that create competitive advantage and support growth. I am excited to join this innovative and fast-growing organization, lead the Mexico and Central America region and ensure the success and satisfaction of our clients.”
“Alejandro brings significant enterprise software industry sales and service experience, proven business operations management and a track-record of successful client growth in Mexico and Central America. His strategic business insights will help CIOs utilize Rimini Street services to reduce IT costs and quickly align their project priorities around revenue generation and creating competitive advantage,” said Edenize Maron, general manager, Latin America, Rimini Street. “We are pleased to welcome Alejandro to the Rimini Street global executive team at this exciting phase of the Company’s growth in Mexico and Central America.”
About Rimini Street, Inc.
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. Nearly 2,100 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Rimini Street as their trusted application enterprise software products and services provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI)
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HD Medical, Inc. of Silicon Valley today announces that its flagship product, HD Steth, has received FDA clearance for all three product classification codes of DQD, DQC and DPS for Electronic Stethoscope, Phonocardiograph and Electrocardiograph combined into one device. HD Steth utilizes cutting-edge AI technology to enable clinicians to perform advanced cardiac evaluation at the point-of-care to save time and lives.
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HD Steth and HD Steth App (Photo: Business Wire)
About HD Steth
HD Steth is an intelligent stethoscope that assists clinicians with capturing, recording, replaying and simultaneously visualizing heart sounds and ECG waveforms on a smart device to help detect multiple cardiac abnormalities. Patented visualization and noise cancellation technology gives HD Steth its edge. Subtle heart sounds are difficult or impossible to hear during auscultation. HD Steth delivers unsurpassed sound fidelity enhanced by visualization which allows clinicians to see the heart sounds providing instant cardiac insights.
Clinical Studies & International Sales Success
“The quality and intensity of heart sounds are phenomenal on HD Steth and it delivers the most impressive sound quality advancements in my last 40 years of stethoscope use,” said Dr. Ethiraj Raj, specializing in Cardiovascular Disease in Flint, Michigan. “The opportunity to amplify the sounds along with simultaneous visualization of heart sounds and ECG in real-time is unique. Physicians, teachers and medical students will greatly benefit from this revolutionary experience which will be a paradigm shift in cardiac auscultation. Congratulations to the HD Medical team for combining all these sensors that resulted in this exceptional instrument which will benefit the patient population as well as providers for years to come. It is truly a giant leap forward in technology.”
“HD Steth is the only stethoscope with four powerful microprocessors built into the device for advanced signal processing and intelligence, while still retaining the convenient form factor of a stethoscope,” said Shailendra Mahajan, board observer and managing director of Maxim Ventures, a major investor in HD Medical. “Components and sensors by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) enable low power consumption and better accuracy. The combination results in significant advantages over other products in the market.”
“Over the past year, HD Medical has been conducting multiple screening studies of over 50,000 children using HD Steth in India and has resulted in saving many lives. HD Medical has been selling internationally to medical professionals and institutions as well as domestically to veterinarians with great success. HD Medical can now market HD Steth in the U.S. and in other FDA-predicated global markets,” said Arvind Thiagarajan, founder & CEO of HD Medical. “The most intelligent stethoscope has been FDA cleared at this critically important time. During this challenging COVID-19 pandemic, HD Steth will significantly assist frontline health workers at the point-of-care detecting abnormal heart and lung sounds,” he continues, welcoming the medical community to High-Fidelity Digital “HD” sound and instant visualization.
About HD Medical, Inc.
HD Medical, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based innovator of digital health solutions for AI-enabled detection and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). HD Steth has been awarded FDA clearance (K201299) for Product Classification Codes: DQD, DQC, DPS. The company delivers its intelligent cardiac care solutions and products globally to medical professionals and institutions as well as veterinarians through channel partners. For more information please visit www.hdmedicalgroup.com.
Note to editors: HD Steth and HD Medical are registered trademarks of HD Medical, Inc.
Power management company Eaton today announced its Vehicle Group has been leveraging advanced Industry 4.0 technology to help its global operations safely navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and continue to service its customers.
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3D-printed latticed aluminum aerospace parts, which were produced with Laser Powder Bed Fusion on a Concept Laser M2 UP1 3D printer. (Photo: Business Wire)
Eaton’s Vehicle Group envisions Industry 4.0 as both operational and informational technologies, enabling autonomous production systems that are connected, optimized, transparent, proactive, and agile. Supported by an integrated ecosystem, the technologies are composed of augmented reality, rapid application development, autonomous robots, digital simulation, and additive manufacturing.
“I’m proud of our Vehicle Group team and their ingenuity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said João Faria, president, Vehicle Group. “By leveraging augmented reality, we are able to continue to support our operations remotely and continue the development of new products, ensuring our customer deadlines are met despite the global challenges we are all facing.”
Here are examples of how the Vehicle Group is using Industry 4.0 technologies:
Displaying 3D images and connecting remotely to improve safety
To enable remote assistance and critical activities, Vehicle Group teams are using Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 augmented reality goggles that offer the capability to display 3D images in physical spaces and connect remotely. This remote assistance technology ensures that ongoing work can be performed while keeping everyone safe.
Enhancing training and expediting review processes through augmented reality
Augmented reality also assists with knowledge retention and ongoing training. For instance, the Vehicle Group identified an opportunity to use the technology to train operators and engineers on new equipment, which would have traditionally been conducted by instructors who travel to the various remote sites. Additionally, the technology has proven critical for recent customer reviews and approvals.
Analyzing data to reduce costs, improve quality and reduce lead times
Eaton’s Vehicle Group is interconnecting plant systems and machines to collect, analyze and report real-time information, which optimizes plant floor management and provides visibility to real-time production issues in order to address them right away. These efforts are designed to reduce lead times; maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), inventory, indirect-labor/direct-labor costs; as well as increase performance and improve quality.
Implementing robots to promote safe distancing and increase productivity
To optimize manufacturing flow and eliminate the need for forklifts and other human-operated transport machinery, the Vehicle Group is using autonomous automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). In addition to improving the flow of materials throughout a manufacturing facility, AMRs and autonomous AGVs increase safety and allow for social distancing while also lowering costs.
COBOTs, which are robots intended to interact with humans in a shared space or to work safely in close proximity, are being used to safely handle complex and repetitive tasks. This results in improved consistency and accuracy during the manufacturing process.
Using digital simulation to improve production efficiency
Another way the Vehicle Group is increasing productivity is by using digital simulation applications to define which solution and/or combination of factors will result in the highest output. These applications can run several scenarios by changing parameters, such as the number of operators, work in process material, cycle times, operator standardized work and many others. The applications are being used to define new manufacturing cells and assembly lines or to redesign existing ones. In most cases, the Vehicle Group is seeing productivity increase from 10 to 30 percent via higher production output or reduced amount of investment needed.
Leveraging 3D printing tools internally to expedite processes
Additive manufacturing is leveraged to improve safety, quality and efficiency by designing and producing tools, poke-yokes and gauges internally on both polymer and metal materials. This allows fast reactions (shorter lead times), reduced purchase costs and highly customized solutions. For example, lead times can be reduced from weeks to days, while reducing costs from thousands to hundreds.
Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 95,000 employees. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
rf IDEAS is proud to have received the HP JetAdvantage Partner Award for Customer Focus, presented by HP during its 2020 Partner Conference, held online for participant safety from May 18 to May 22.
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HP JetAdvantage Partner Award for Customer Focus (Photo: Business Wire)
rf IDEAS is a leading manufacturer of credential readers for logical access and authentication. The HP JetAdvantage Partner Program offers services and resources to help solution providers accelerate development, simplify deployment and streamline integration with HP imaging and printing devices. Through the program, HP and rf IDEAS have worked together for more than 12 years to bring contactless authentication and identification to HP enterprise applications and to HP JetAdvantage Solutions Partners worldwide.
One quality that sets rf IDEAS apart is the company’s unwavering commitment to customer success. David Cottingham, president of rf IDEAS, said, “We have built a supply chain to support HP in multiple routes to market worldwide, including direct MPS and indirect channel distribution. HP appreciates our unfailing ability to support global customer rollouts and to respond to any issue with creative thinking and flexible execution.”
In announcing the Partner Award for Customer Focus, HP’s vice president for PSS commercial software solutions, Jeff Schaus, described rf IDEAS as, “a partner that goes above and beyond when it comes to ensuring our customers have what they need in a timely manner.” Schaus offered examples including the distribution of an rf IDEAS® reader solution to 12 different countries in just two weeks and the development of a new solution that didn’t exist on the HP corporate price list, satisfying customer requests on an expedited timeframe.
Prior to the 2020 Customer Focus award, rf IDEAS has also been recognized by HP with the Partner in Excellence award in 2014, Partner Collaboration in Excellence award in 2016 and Partner Sales Excellence award in 2017. “All of this shows a dedication to the customer that is essential to our joint business,” Schaus said.
About rf IDEAS
rf IDEAS, Inc. is a leader in logical access solutions for healthcare, manufacturing, government and enterprise. Backed by the company’s strong partnerships with leading identity access management providers rf IDEAS readers enable innovative solutions for single sign-on, secure printing, attendance tracking and other applications that require authentication. rf IDEAS readers support nearly all credentials worldwide including the growing set of mobile credentials. For more information, visit www.rfIDEAS.com.
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PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced it has been named the Global Manufacturing Partner of the Year, for the second year in a row, in the Microsoft 2020 Partner of the Year Awards. Honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners, PTC has demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
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Honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners, PTC has demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
“We are pleased to announce that PTC has been recognized by Microsoft as the Global Manufacturing Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year,” said Jim Heppelmann, President and CEO, PTC. “Together, PTC and Microsoft have enabled digital transformation for some of the world’s largest organizations. We look forward to continuing that success with the newly-launched turnkey cloud solution, Factory Insights as a Service, which is powered by technology from PTC, Rockwell Automation, and Microsoft. The solution breaks through traditional transformation approaches and can be scaled rapidly across the organization, enabling businesses to accelerate initial time to value.”
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were given in several categories, with honorees chosen from more than 3,300 nominees in more than 100 countries worldwide. PTC has been recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in the Manufacturing sector for:
- Digital Manufacturing to help improve factory productivity, reduce operational costs, and drive revenue growth.
- Service Optimization to empower service teams to increase efficiency, reduce field service costs, and grow service revenue.
- Engineering Excellence to enable data driven decisions throughout the design and manufacturing process to implement changes faster, speed new product introductions, and reduce the time it takes to create new design variants with quality built into every product and process.
These solutions are enabled by PTC’s industry leading technologies, including the ThingWorx® for Azure platform; the Windchill® for Azure platform; and Vuforia® Expert Capture™ and Vuforia Studio™ for Microsoft HoloLens 2.
“It is an honor to recognize the winners and finalists of the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “These partners go above and beyond, delivering timely solutions that solve the complex challenges that businesses around the world face – from communicating and collaborating virtually to helping customers realize their full potential with Azure cloud services, and beyond. I am proud to honor and congratulate each winner and finalist.”
About PTC (NASDAQ: PTC)
PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation – on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform. At PTC, we don’t just imagine a better world, we enable it.
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Kollective Technology to Demonstrate Scalability of Microsoft Teams and Stream Live Events at Microsoft Experience and Technology Centers Worldwide
Leading Software-Defined Enterprise Content Delivery Network (SD ECDN) provider Kollective Technology today announced that it was selected by Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) to demonstrate the scalability of Microsoft Teams for live events at Microsoft Experience and Technology Centers worldwide.
Designed to create comprehensive and immersive technology experiences for Microsoft customers looking to adopt innovations that accelerate their Digital Transformation initiatives, Microsoft Experience and Technology Centers highlight the latest in Modern Workplace use cases, including live video broadcasts. By selecting Kollective as the certified ECDN of Experience Centers, Microsoft can now easily showcase how Teams can deliver company-wide, global live events with the help of ECDN technology.
Kollective’s ECDN platform, utilizing browser-based peering technology, scales Teams live events without the need to install software or invest in additional network infrastructure. Leveraging the Kollective Demo Portal, Experience Center visitors can not only learn how ECDNs scale live events but also immediately start a free trial, enabling them to evaluate peer-assisted video delivery within their own Microsoft 365 tenant. Real-time analytics, included with every trial, provides teams with insights that easily demonstrate how peering technology optimizes user experience and live event reach while minimizing network impact.
“We are excited Microsoft selected Kollective to bring ECDN technology to customers embarking on their digital transformation journeys,” said Kollective CEO Dan Vetras. “Our solution enables enterprise organizations to maximize the ROI of their Microsoft 365 investment by optimizing networks to reliably deliver live and on-demand video content.”
“At Experience Center Asia, through enabling the use of Kollective Technology for Microsoft Teams live events, we not only showcase our commitment to partners and innovation, we also clearly demonstrate to the market how the Future of Work may look like,” said Microsoft’s Rebecca Hick, Director of Experience Center Asia.
Kollective is the leading provider of enterprise content delivery networking (ECDN) infrastructure. Kollective’s cloud-based, software-only platform leverages existing network infrastructure to deliver content faster, more reliably and with less bandwidth. With numerous pre-built integrations to applications such as Microsoft Teams, Kollective customers can easily and securely scale the best technologies to the edge of their global networks. Over 135 organizations, including many of the largest companies in the world, trust Kollective to securely scale live streaming video, video on-demand, and software updates to every device at the network edge.
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Spotify is available for free, offering unrivaled personalized music discovery
Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) today launched its service in 13 new markets across Europe including Russia, one of the world’s top 20 largest streaming markets. Already the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, with today’s expansion, Spotify now reaches a current total of 92 markets worldwide.
Spotify’s 13 new markets include: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
As the leading platform driving music discovery on more types of devices than any other service, Spotify’s expansion in Europe comes as consumers in the region embrace streaming. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Russia is the 17th-biggest streaming market in the world and on pace to be the 10th-biggest streaming market by 2030. More than 87 percent of fans in Russia now access music through streaming, compared to 61 percent adoption globally, and 68 percent adoption in the U.S., according to IFPI. Starting today, Spotify is offering both its Free and Premium services in each of its 13 new markets.
“Today’s launch opens the door for nearly 250 million fans to start discovering new music from around the world on Spotify, and for artists in the region to reach the increasingly connected global audience of fans,” said Gustav Gyllenhammar, Spotify VP, Markets and Subscriber Growth. “Launching in these 13 markets is an important moment in Spotify’s journey, especially as we welcome fans and artists in growing music markets like Russia, where streaming is being widely adopted and where we see a significant opportunity for Spotify.”
As a part of Spotify’s expansion announced today, it has introduced 200 new playlists featuring artists from across the region that are available to fans around the world. To highlight Russia’s rich musical culture, for example, Spotify has added almost 100 playlists, including editorially curated playlists like Hip-Hop Cannon and New Music Friday Russia, and “This Is” playlists featuring popular Russian artists. Personalized Spotify playlists like Release Radar, Daily Mix, and Discover Weekly, which are informed by the listening habits of individual fans, are also now available in Russian.
The Spotify app is available to download for free or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium, including Individual, Family, Student (select markets) and Duo Premium Plans. To enjoy music the way you want it, download the Spotify app today via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com/free.
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Discover, manage, and share over 50 million tracks, including more than 1 million podcast titles, for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features for music including improved sound quality and an on-demand, offline, and ad-free listening experience.
Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 286 million users, including 130 million Spotify Premium subscribers, across 92 markets.
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Mary Kay Celebrates 10-year Anniversary of Women’s Empowerment Principles With a Continued Commitment to Women’s Leadership and Inclusion
According to World Economic Forum, at the current rate, it will take 140 years to achieve gender equality in top leadership positions1 and 99.5 years to have a gender equal world.2
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Mary Kay became a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPS) on February 28, 2019. (Graphic: Mary Kay Inc.)
As workplaces across the globe gradually reopen amidst COVID-19 concerns, the fight for women’s empowerment in the public and private sectors must continue.
“At a time when COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated women’s vulnerabilities and gender inequality, resulting in a ‘shadow pandemic,’3 the Women’s Empowerment Principles offer critical benefits for everyone. I challenge our peers in business to make a public pledge to become gender equal. How? By hiring, developing, and promoting women and by encouraging female leadership throughout their organizations. As the world gradually rebuilds and recovers from the impact of COVID-19, back to business should, more than ever, mean inclusive business,” stated Deborah Gibbins, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Mary Kay Inc.
“We congratulate Mary Kay for taking their first step in their WEPs journey. We consider Mary Kay a key partner in closing the gender gaps in the workplace, marketplace and community and in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women.
Watch the video statement from Deborah Gibbins, COO of Mary Kay here.
Did you know? Gender Diversity for Global Workforce and Leadership at Mary Kay as of June 2020:
- Employees: 61% Female
- Exec Team: 50% Female
- VPs and above: 52% Female
- Directors and above: 59% Female
- Managers and above: 58% Female
- Market Leaders: 64% Female
- Top 10 markets: 60% Female
About Mary Kay
One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 56 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer irresistible products, and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time. Learn more at MaryKay.com.
About the Women’s Empowerment Principles
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPS) guide businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Jointly established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are underpinned by international labour standards and human rights and by the recognition that businesses have an important role in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Adopting the seven principles is the best way that businesses can deliver on the ambitions for gender equality and women’s empowerment as outlined in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and in the 17 SDGs. Learn more at WEPS.org.
1 Women CEOs in Fortune 500 Company, 2019
2 World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report, 2020
3 United Nations Secretary-General’s Policy Brief on The Impact of COVID-19 on Women, April 9, 2020
#Dastur Awarded Prestigious#USTDA Funded Project for BPCL Kochi Refinery to Evaluate Feasibility of Petcoke Gasification and Value Added Petrochemical and Clean Fuel Products
Ridgewood, NJ based Dastur International, Inc. along with it’s affiliate companies Dastur Energy and MN Dastur & Co (P) Ltd. (Dastur) and The Woodlands, TX based Lummus Technology LLC (Lummus) have been awarded a USTDA funded study to evaluate the feasibility of petcoke gasification at the 15.5 mtpa Kochi (India) refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL). Dastur will be the prime contractor for the project. The study will evaluate various options to arrive at the most appropriate and techno-economically viable project blueprint, and technology architecture for the gasification of petcoke produced at BPCL Kochi. It envisions enabling the production of value-added petrochemical products and clean fuels like hydrogen in a cost-competitive and sustainable manner.
BPCL Kochi is one of the largest refineries in India, producing over 1.2 mtpa of petcoke from its delayed coker unit. Given the likely regulatory restrictions surrounding petcoke in the near future, BPCL is looking at gasification as a way to convert petcoke into an environmentally friendly feedstock to produce value added clean energy products. The study is funded by United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), as part of its mission to promote the development of sustainable infrastructure projects and fostering economic growth in partner countries like India.
Murali Madhavan, Executive Director of BPCL Kochi, said, “Refinery capacity and output is rapidly growing in India. With the increasing use of heavier and sour crudes, sustainable utilization of petcoke from refineries is a concern. This project promises to reduce emissions by turning petcoke into a feedstock for producing value-added clean energy products based on gasification. We are excited to partner with Dastur and Lummus, given their proven experience and expertise in the area of gasification, clean energy and related low-carbon technologies.”
“USTDA has a long history of fostering connections between our Indian partners and innovative American companies in the oil and gas space,” said USTDA Acting Director, Thomas R. Hardy. “Our efforts are making a lasting difference and helping India meet its national energy goals.”
Atanu Mukherjee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dastur, said, “The world is on the cusp of a massive energy transition. Refining and petrochemical companies have the unique opportunity to engineer low-emissions clean energy systems by utilizing refinery bottoms like petcoke. The BPCL project can be a forerunner of India’s vision on energy security and self-sufficiency by producing affordable clean fuels and products through gasification. I am delighted that Dastur will have the opportunity to apply its intellectual assets, experience and expertise for the BPCL project that also has the potential to lay the foundation for large scale gasification based clean energy complexes in India, and in other parts of the world.”
Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology said, “Lummus and Dastur recently partnered to provide the conceptual design for a large-scale gasification project in the Middle East, and this project to optimize BPCL’s product portfolio from petcoke will strengthen our partnership. Lummus’ extensive technology portfolio in gasification, petrochemicals, refining, gas processing and carbon conditioning, along with Dastur’s experience in conceptualizing, designing and engineering large scale clean energy projects, makes us uniquely qualified to undertake this pioneering initiative for BPCL.”
Dastur will be deploying its teams across the US and India to execute the BPCL project. Dastur will draw upon it’s Austin, TX based affiliate Dastur Energy, for knowhow and operating frameworks around gasification, carbon engineering and low-carbon energy models to deliver a world class feasibility study for BPCL. Dastur Energy’s intellectual property and expertise in the areas of energy engineering, energy supply chains, energy economics, energy policy, low-carbon fuels and carbon capture, is used for conceiving and designing clean energy systems in oil, gas, petrochemicals, coal, steel, cement, power and other related industries.
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The central development of a software platform for the Volkswagen Group is picking up speed. As part of his Group-wide responsibility for research and development, the CEO of Audi, Markus Duesmann, has also taken charge of software. With its own operating system for all Volkswagen Group models, an automotive data cloud and a new electronics […]
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For decades, Mukesh Ambani’s empire has been supported by the energy flank he inherited from his father.But when Ambani faces shareholders at Reliance Industries Ltd.’s annual meeting on Wednesday, he’ll be speaking on behalf of an empire that is increasingly breaking free from oil-price fortunes. The billionaire’s string of deals with Facebook Inc. and other […]
Wipro to Acquire IVIA Serviços de Informática Ltda, a Specialized IT Services Provider to Financial Services, Retail and Manufacturing Sectors in Brazil
IVIA is headquartered in the Northeast of Brazil, with offices in Fortaleza-Ceará, Recife-Pernambuco and Natal-Rio Grande do Norte. Founded in 1996, IVIA provides IT solutions including system development, maintenance, consulting and project management services to clients in different sectors such as Financial Services, Transportation, Retail, Healthcare, Consumer Goods and Manufacturing in Brazil.
IVIA’s local talent and long-standing relationships combined with Wipro’s global expertise will help expand the geographical footprint in Brazil. The acquisition will also help Wipro set up delivery centres in the North East of Brazil leveraging IVIA’s workforce.
Wipro has a significant presence in Latin America with offices across five countries in the region – Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica. In Brazil, Wipro has a vision to grow the operations by bringing the best of its global experience to the local market and becoming a partner of choice as an end-to-end IT services provider. This acquisition is another significant step towards Wipro’s commitment to this region.
“We welcome employees of IVIA to the Wipro family. They bring with them unique strengths and experience that will be of immense benefit to Wipro. We continue to make strategic investments in this region and this acquisition will help Wipro address the needs of clients across multiple verticals. Wipro’s digital capabilities combined with IVIA’s strengths will maximize benefits for clients,” said Mukund Seetharaman, Vice President and Head of LATAM, Wipro Limited.
Welcoming the acquisition, Alexandre Menezes, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, IVIA Serviços de Informática Ltda said, “We are excited about what Wipro and IVIA can deliver jointly to clients, transform communities and leverage information technology to empower people. Wipro’s fast-growing presence in the region, digital transformation capabilities, its global customer portfolio and delivery model will help our talent and customers immensely.”
With continuous investment in quality and process, IVIA is one of the few Brazilian companies that has an ISO 9001, MPS.BR and CMMI rating, and has been elected, for the tenth consecutive year, as one of the best companies to work for in Brazil, according to the Great Place to Work®.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is likely to be completed in the quarter ending September 30.
ExaGrid®, a leading provider of tiered backup storage, today announced that it hit its plan for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 and added 82 new customers in the quarter. Notable deals include 19 new customers with initial six-figure purchases and one new customer with a seven-figure purchase.
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“It’s quite an accomplishment to bring on 82 new customers during a pandemic, 20 of which represent six and seven figure deals, when many organizations are experiencing lockdown. This shows the strength of ExaGrid’s value proposition, reseller channel and sales organization,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid.
Partner and Product Highlights in Q2-2020
- Strength in both EMEA and the Americas with an especially strong quarter in the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Australia.
- Continued sales with mid-market to enterprise organizations that use Veeam® Software, Commvault®, Veritas® NetBackup, Oracle RMAN Direct and other enterprise backup applications.
- Record quarter for backup storage behind Commvault and growing sales behind Veritas NetBackup.
- The company will be shipping a new feature at the end of this quarter called Retention Time-Lock, which is a dynamic solution for ransomware recovery. ExaGrid’s unique tiered backup solution and delayed deletes policy ensures that hackers cannot delete the long term backup data and retention allowing organizations to recover and protect their long term retention.
ExaGrid’s newly-acquired customers are replacing Dell EMC Data Domain, HPE StoreOnce, and the Veritas NetBackup 5200/5300 series of deduplication appliances. “We are replacing low cost primary storage disk behind Commvault and Veeam, as ExaGrid is far less expensive than Dell, HPE Nimble, NTAP eSeries and Cisco 3260, when customers require longer term retention,” Andrews said. “We continue to see growth behind Commvault, Veeam and Veritas NetBackup as the company moves up market.”
Backing up to low-cost disk is fast for backups and restores, however, with longer term retention, the amount of disk required becomes extremely expensive. To reduce the amount of disk for long-term retention, deduplication appliances reduce the amount of storage and cost, however the deduplication is performed inline on the way to the disk which slows down backups to about one-third the performance of disk. Also, the data is only stored in deduplicated format resulting in extremely slow restores and VM boots as the data has to be reassembled, or rehydrated, for each request. In addition, deduplication appliances are scale-up storage which only adds storage capacity as data grows resulting in backup windows that continue to grow as data grows, expensive forklift upgrades and forced product obsolescence.
ExaGrid is different by providing tiered backup storage with a front-end disk-cache Landing Zone, the Performance Tier, which writes data directly to disk for the fastest backups, and restores directly from disk for the fastest restores and VM boots. The long-term retention data is tiered to a deduplicated data repository, the Retention Tier, to reduce the amount of retention storage and resulting cost. This two-tiered approach provides the fastest backup and restore performance with lowest cost storage efficiency.
In addition, ExaGrid provides a scale-out architecture where appliances are simply added as data grows. Each appliance includes processor, memory and network ports, so as data grows, all resources required are available to maintain a fixed-length backup window. This scale-out storage approach eliminates expensive forklift upgrades, and allows for mixing appliances of different sizes and models in the same scale-out system which eliminates product obsolescence while protecting IT investments up front and over time.
ExaGrid provides tiered backup storage with a unique disk-cache Landing Zone, long-term retention repository, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s Landing Zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. The retention repository offers the lowest cost for long-term retention. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture includes full appliances and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades and product obsolescence. Visit us at exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup in our customer success stories.
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A motorcycle concept that is as legendary as it is sophisticated will celebrate its anniversary in 2020: The BMW GS models are turning 40. In autumn 1980 BMW Motorrad presented the R 80 G/S, a motorcycle which combined two very special areas of riding for the first time: Off-road and on-road. Thanks to its unique combination of road, touring and off-road capability – without compromising on everyday use – the R 80 G/S became the conceptual forerunner of the new motorcycle category of touring enduros created by BMW Motorrad. And what is more: The BMW GS models became the perfect synonym for the perfect partner on two wheels to explore even the most remote corners of our planet. To date, BMW Motorrad has been able to hand over more than 1.2 million BMW GS models to customers.
Legendary BMW GS talents: Riding dynamics, off-road mastery, comfort and robustness.
But it wasn’t just motorcycle adventures that were ideally suited for the BMW GS right from the outset; the R 80 G/S and its descendants also quickly proved their qualities in racing. In 1981 Hubert Auriol rode to victory in the equally prestigious and challenging Paris – Dakar Rally. This is just one of the many motorsport successes that BMW Motorrad was able to celebrate with a GS. The outstanding talents of the boxer GS models – riding dynamics, off-road mastery, comfort and robustness – have been continuously maintained and developed by BMW Motorrad over the past 40 years and successfully transferred to other BMW Motorrad model series. In 1993, the F 650 “Funduro” was the first single-cylinder BMW enduro to come onto the market. While this bike drew its riding dynamics from its low weight and the thrust of the 47 hp single cylinder, the changing of the guard took place simultaneously on the BMW GS models with boxer engine.
The GS as an innovation driver: Four-valve technology and Telelever.
With the BMW R 1100 GS, BMW Motorrad not only presented the first GS with a 4-valve boxer and 80 bhp output, but also trod new paths with regard to suspension technology for large touring enduros. For the first time in an enduro, the engine and gearbox acted as load-bearing elements of the chassis, making a main frame superfluous. While the BMW Paralever rear wheel suspension system had already eliminated the drive reactions of the shaft drive in the models with the two-valve boxer years earlier, the BMW engineers had now created an innovative way of guiding the front wheels using the Telelever suspension. With the pitch compensation and highly sensitive response they set new standards in this area. In addition, the new R 1100 GS was the first enduro ever to be equipped with ABS – a safety plus that is now standard equipment on all BMW motorcycles.
The GS models of the F series: GS fascination for the middle range.
In addition to numerous new and further developments, including the F 650 GS (first single-cylinder with electronic fuel injection, catalytic converter and ABS), which was manufactured in Berlin from the year 2000 onwards, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS models launched in 2007 marked another outstanding milestone in BMW GS history. With their powerful, high-torque 2-cylinder in-line engine and torsionally stiff tubular frame, they interpreted the BMW GS theme in their own, yet very typical BMW way. With these new models, BMW Motorrad not only presented the successors to the extremely successful F 650 GS with its single-cylinder engine, but at the same time expanded the enduro offer in the medium range.
Advanced DOHC boxer with two overhead camshafts.
BMW Motorrad presented another highlight in autumn 2009 with the launch of the revised BMW R 1200 GS. Now equipped with the even more free-revving DOHC boxer with two overhead camshafts per cylinder, it offered 81 kW/110 hp and even more advanced riding dynamics. In the 2010 anniversary year, BMW Motorrad paid tribute to the 30th anniversary of the GS models and their successes in both production motorcycle manufacturing and motorsport alike with the “30 Years GS” special models of the BMW R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, F 800 GS and F 650 GS painted in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport corporate colours.
BMW Motorrad continued the success story of the GS models in autumn 2010. With the BMW G 650 GS, BMW Motorrad added another attractive member to the BMW GS family. Thanks to its slender, wiry off-road stature, the new single-cylinder enduro looked bold, light and adventurous. At the same time it clearly stood out from its competitors in terms of quality, equipment and comfort. In combination with its comparatively low weight and the reduced seat height, it was the attractive entry bike into the world of motorcycling and into the fascinating BMW GS world of experience.
The power GS: Newly designed boxer featuring vertical flow.
The dynamic development of the BMW GS theme continued unabated in the fourth decade. When BMW Motorrad presented the new R 1200 GS at Intermot in autumn 2012, interest was particularly focused on the completely redesigned engine. The air/liquid-cooled flat twin engine introduced cylinder heads featuring vertical flow; they had an integrated gearbox and a shaft drive on the left side from then on, supplemented by state-of-the-art chassis technology and electronic control systems such as ABS, traction control or semi-active chassis. With an output of 92 kW (125 hp), the new R 1200 GS also provided superior riding performance. Barely one and a half years later, in March 2014, the 500,000th BMW motorcycle of the boxer-engine GS model series rolled off the assembly line at the plant in Berlin – this was an R 1200 GS Adventure.
The GS for the capacity segment below 500 cc: the G 310 GS.
In autumn 2016, BMW Motorrad presented yet another GS model. This time it was the G 310 GS. It transferred the core qualities of a BMW GS to the engine capacity segment below 500 cc and interpreted these in its own style. Extremely compact, yet fully grown and comfortable, it opened up a whole new world of experience in its segment and became unique in the entry-level segment, above all due to its versatility. With the new R 1200 GS, BMW Motorrad expanded the GS portfolio not only with further product optimisations but also by broadening the motorcycle’s range of properties. For the first time, customers were able to give a BMW GS a more marked touch of enduro or distinguished style to suit its preferred area of use by ordering the style packages Rallye and Exclusive.
In the same year a completely different interpretation of the GS theme came on the scene: the R nineT Urban G/S. The R nineT Urban G/S drew on the genes of the very first and legendary BMW R 80 G/S of the year 1980, transporting them into the modern era with contemporary technology in the form of a classic enduro-style BMW motorcycle with boxer engine. As with the other R nineT models, the powerful, air/oil-cooled boxer engine with 81 kW (110 hp) output in combination with a six-speed transmission was installed.
New engine, new chassis: The new GS models of the F series.
In 2017 BMW Motorrad continued to write GS history with the two completely redesigned F 750 GS and F 850 GS enduro models. BMW Motorrad consistently built on the typical GS strengths in the successor models to the successful 2-cylinder F 650 GS, F 700 GS and F 800 GS motorcycles with the aim of making good things even better. As before, the GS abbreviation again represented a perfect synthesis of touring and long-distance capability combined with racing dynamics and supreme offroad performance. In short: A BMW GS is the perfect companion when it comes to discovering remote corners of the world by motorcycle. At the heart of the new development was a newly designed, powerful 2-cylinder in-line engine with two balancer shafts and 270/450 degrees ignition distance for optimised running characteristics and emotional sound. It generated 57 kW (77 hp) for the F 750 GS and 70 kW (95 hp) for the F 850 GS from 853 cc, thus providing superior drive power for both GS models.
This meant even more power, torque and efficiency for the big boxer-engined GS.
In autumn 2018, BMW Motorrad once again introduced a radical upgrade for the boxer engine of the large GS models in order to further improve power and torque yield as well as reduce fuel consumption and emission values. For this purpose, BMW ShiftCam Technology was used for the first time in the serial production of BMW Motorrad engines: this allowed valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side to be varied. In addition, the intake camshafts were designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore more effective combustion. Other technical changes to the engine related to the camshaft drive – now taken care of by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain) – optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.
You will find further press material on BMW motorcycles and BMW Motorrad rider equipment in the BMW Group PressClub at www.press.bmwgroup.com.
In case of queries, please contact:
Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communication BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49 151 601 57505, Tim.Diehl-Thiele@bmw.de
Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49 151 601 35108, Jennifer.Ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.de
Google is in advanced talks to buy a stake in Reliance Industries digital arm Jio Platforms, according to a report by Bloomberg. An announcement could come as soon as the next few weeks, the agency said quoting people familiar with the matter.If the deal happens, Google will join Facebook and a slew of private equity […]
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By Andy Mukherjee and Tim CulpanFor a long time, U.S.-based internet giants entertained the idea of finally accessing the world’s biggest market and tapping into a base of more than 1.3 billion potential consumers. Now, just as the door to China appears firmly shut, the next giant market is opening up.Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai […]
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iProov Partners with IDV Pacific to Enhance Online Identity Verification in Australia and New Zealand
- iProov’s biometric authentication technology to be used by IDV Pacific to confirm identity of individuals online
- The collaboration sees iProov expand its partner network in APAC and underlines the growing global importance of Genuine Presence Assurance for protection against online crime
iProov today announces its partnership with Australian identity verification specialists IDV Pacific Pty Ltd. The announcement sees iProov expand its growing partner network and extend its services into Australia and New Zealand.
IDV Pacific provides identity document validation to governments and enterprises in a range of industries, recognizing over 4,600 different international ID credentials, including passports, driver’s licenses, visas and national ID cards.
The integration of iProov facial biometric technology enables IDV Pacific customers to confirm that the individual using a passport or driver’s license to verify their identity online is the same person whose photograph appears in the identity document.
An effortless facial biometric scan, completed using a mobile device or computer, uses a brief controlled illumination to provide Genuine Presence Assurance of the user. As well as matching the physical face to the photo ID, the facial biometric also confirms that the individual is a real person, rather than a photograph or mask, and that they are authenticating at this moment in time. This protects against the use of deepfakes or other sophisticated video replay attacks to spoof the system.
The partnership will enable organizations to complete highly secure identity checks for a range of processes, including conveyancing, fraud protection, Know Your Customer/anti-money laundering procedures, and compliance with labor licensing laws.
Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO, iProov said: “The partnership between iProov and IDV Pacific underlines the growing global importance of Genuine Presence Assurance. Online crime knows no borders. Businesses, governments and individuals need to be able to verify that the person they’re dealing with online is the right person, a real person, and that they’re authenticating themselves right now. Highly secure, easy to use authentication technology is essential in maintaining trust, privacy and safety on the internet.”
Peter Christie, CEO, IDV said: “IDV Pacific is excited about our partnership with iProov. By adding iProov facial biometric authentication to our platform we can offer the most secure and accurate identity verification solutions on the market.”
Founded in 2011, iProov is the world leader in online facial biometric authentication, working with governments, banks and other enterprises to remotely verify customer identity. Used for onboarding and authentication, customers include the US Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, NHS, Eurostar, Rabobank, ING, Knab Bank and others. iProov’s unique patented technology provides Genuine Presence Assurance, ensuring an online customer is the right person, a real person, and authenticating right now. This protects against spoof attacks from photos, videos, masks, replay attacks, and the emerging threat of deepfakes. Please see www.iproov.com
About IDV Pacific
IDV Pacific Pty Ltd was established in Australia in 2015 to provide reliable and uncomplicated scanning of key identity documents (driving licences, passports, visas, national identity cards) for fast, accurate, and auditable validation to support identity.
Our SaaS services are available on multiple channels: desktop, browser, mobile and kiosk. Solutions can be deployed using any combination of channels, with interoperability assured.
We now offer technical and integration services for the iProov solutions in Australia and New Zealand, either as a part of the IDV Pacific SaaS services, or as an augmentation for existing client systems. Our services are used in the employment, conveyancing, financial, hospitality and automotive sectors.
MetLife’s 360Health has outshined several insurers and non-insurers to win the Gold Stevie® Award for Innovation in Heath & Wellness at the seventh annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.
MetLife created 360Health in 2018 in response to insights gathered from close to 30,000 consumers who were worried about the burden serious illness like cancer, dementia or heart disease would bring upon them and their families. With an expanding offering in China, Korea and Australia, 360Health is a unique, integrated offering that combines insurance products with health services to help customers prevent and manage serious illnesses through a simple and engaging experience.
The solution has been co-developed with leading-edge health-tech startups to ensure an intuitive, simplified, yet personalized experience. For example, in Korea, a cardiovascular test app has been developed to accurately measure blood pressure through a smartphone camera lens, while in China, 360Health provides an easy access “One Click Call” through WeChat.
This is the second year in a row that 360Health has been recognized with a Gold Stevie®. In 2019, MetLife China won a Gold Stevie® in the “Best New Product or Service of the Year – Financial Services” category for its “Flexible with You” solution which allows customers to customize their health protection in line with their needs at different life stages. The solution was again recognized in this year’s awards with a Bronze Stevie® for “Innovation in Customer Service Management, Planning & Practice – Financial Services.”
“We’re excited that 360Health continues to gain international recognition for serving our customers’ evolving needs. Now more than ever, customers are prioritizing their health and wellbeing, and they are looking for a trusted partner and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance products to address their needs holistically,” said Sanjeev Kapur, Chief Marketing Officer, MetLife Asia.
“We are delighted that the seventh edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted so many impressive nominations,” said Stevie® Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s winning nominations are testament to the resiliency and innovation of organizations in the region, many of which continue to succeed despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MetLife will accept its Gold Stevie® during a virtual awards ceremony on 22 September.
For more information, visit http://Asia.Stevieawards.com
* This release contains general information and does not take into account your personal financial situation, objectives or needs. Before making a decision on a product mentioned in this article, you should seek independent financial advice to assess whether it is suitable to you. You should also consider the relevant product disclosure statement and the provisions of the insurance policy
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
A high-profile, big-ticket, much-touted Indian project with one of its oldest allies may have run into trouble. And although there is no clarity yet, there are whispers about a familiar rival pulling the strings behind the scene.According to a report by The Hindu, Iran has decided to go it alone on the rail line from […]
#Mypinpad The World’s First to Achieve PCI Accreditation for Contactless Payments on# Mobile and #Tablet
MYPINPAD, the global leader in secure personal authentication solutions is the first company in the world to achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) certification for its Android software-based Contactless Payments on Commercial off-the-shelf (CPoC) solution, enabling contactless payments on smart devices. As the first solution globally certified to accept contactless payments on these devices without requiring additional hardware, this significant step accelerates unparalleled possibilities in customer experience innovation for merchants and other businesses in the payments chain.
Accreditation for MYPINPAD’s contactless payment solution follows the company’s recent PCI SSC SPoC certification for its software only PIN Entry solution for iOS and Android (PIN on mobile), also a global first. The combined capability of tap and PIN on smart mobile devices means a 100 percent software-based payments future. It enables all merchants globally to democratise payments with integrated, scalable digital customer experiences, replacing traditional POS terminals with smart mobile devices.
This announcement is fantastic news for face to face retailers and service providers, creating access to a lower cost, highly secure PCI certified contactless solution. This is especially timely with contactless limits around the world being raised in response to COVID-19, which has seen cash usage reduced by half. With long-term effects of the pandemic uncertain,MYPINPAD is taking steps to help future proof retailers by creating a face-to-face payment system that is more flexible, safer, and available to businesses of all sizes.
MYPINPAD’s goal is to help drive mobile device acceptance exponentially from 100 million currently to over 400 million by 2024.
CEO of MYPINPAD, Colin Greene, commented: “With each new accreditation we get closer to the true democratisation of payment acceptance. This ultimately means more secure digital payment experiences for merchants and consumers worldwide. That’s why we are delighted to be the first company in the world to have achieved PCI certification for our contactless solution, especially after our recent announcement of being the first to achieve PCI accreditation for our PIN-entry software only solution on IOS and Android. By increasing access to lower cost, highly secure and innovative globally certified payment solutions for the industry and our partners, we promote both growth and financial inclusion.”
Blake Rosenthal, Executive Vice President of Acceptance Solutions at Mastercard, adds; “Consumers and merchants are looking for fast, safe, and secure checkout experiences,” “MYPINPAD’s PCI accreditation is a key milestone to the growth, diversification, and scale of contactless payment solutions, increasing speed at checkout and reducing operational costs by eliminating all hardware accessories.”
MYPINPAD’s solution is easily integrated intothird party applications and delivered ‘As-a-Service’. It reduces cost across the entire face-to-face payment ecosystem by meeting PCI security standards through software updates alone. This relieves pain-points like the cost of traditional payment and POS hardware for smaller retailers, while serving larger retailers by significantly reducing maintenance, replacement costs of aging hardware-centric POS systems and improving CX with trusted and familiar devices.
Visit www.mypinpad.com to discover more about this transformational technology.
MYPINPAD is the global leader in secure personal authentication solutions residing on commercially available smartphones and tablets. MYPINPAD’s proprietary and globally patented technology removes the reliance on specialised hardware for personal authentication.
Award-Winning Restaurateur Vikas Solanki Launches BlogYep to Enable People Create a Secondary Source of Income Through Blogging
The global pandemic COVID-19 has caused shockwaves in the world economy. Businesses everywhere are on a risk management mode right now, many sold out or shut down already, and employees are getting laid-off. The world is in panic mode.
COVID-19 has especially affected those who are heavily dependent on a single source of income. Diversification of income sources has become exceptionally crucial for everybody.
In one of his speeches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, “we need to look at every problem as an opportunity. We have to make it a big turning point for creating a self-reliant India.”
BlogYep.com is born out of this very idea of looking at every problem as an opportunity and help people become self-reliant through blogging. BlogYep guides users on not only the process of starting a blog, but also on how to make money blogging to survive in the COVID-19 crises and beyond.
“Starting a blog is the safest option to create a secondary source of income right now as it does not demand massive investments and can help you become more self-reliant,” added Vikas.
“While it is easier said than done, given everything that is going on right now, we should focus on our passion and invest some time in creative activities like blogging for our own financial stability.”
“Cooking has been my passion since childhood, and inspired me to start a quick-service restaurant (Dum Square) in Aug 2019,” said Mr. Solanki.
Dum Square received two awards, “India’s Most Prominent Food and Hospitality Award 2019” from the celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, and “India Brand Icon 2020 Award” from the Miss Universe 2000, Mrs. Lara Bhupathi Dutta.
“Unfortunately, we decided to close it down as the hospitality industry stares at uncertainty due to the pandemic. Cutting losses is a part of making profits,” added Mr. Solanki.
One thousand people, including chefs, restaurateurs, and journalists, recently connected over a Zoom conference, hosted by the Basque Culinary Centre, to discuss the future of gastronomy: Only to find that no one has answers.
A steady source of income, working from home’s comforts, and free from typical work schedules, not worrying a lot about the Covid-19 and social distancing are just some of the benefits of blogging.
“A blog lets you bring out your passion about a particular subject and lets you solve people’s problems, and at the same time, helps you make money in the process,” added Vikas.
Vikas Solanki is the founder of BlogYep.com. With over 15 years of industry experience, he helps businesses grow their sales and revenue through inbound marketing.
Unique, historic event can be viewed on The Emirates Mars Mission Website
The Emirates Mars Mission has announced the link to watch the live streaming of the launch of the “Hope Probe”, starting at midnight UAE Time [20:00 GMT] on Tuesday 14 July, on www.emm.ae/live
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The Hope Probe (Photo: AETOSWire)
The link provides an opportunity for everyone to witness this historic event, which is the first interplanetary mission from the Arab World.
The probe is being launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 00:51:27 UAE Time on 15 July [20:51 GMT on 14July], marking an important milestone as part of the promising Emirati project to explore the Red Planet.
The launch is the culmination of efforts of a large team of young Emirati cadres, comprising 200 engineers, experts and researchers, who over the past six years have prepared for this moment and ensured that all scientific and logistical preparations to control the Probe mission were completed.
The Probe will travel 493.5 million km over seven months to reach Mars’ orbit in February 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations to mark the historic union of the Emirates.
Jefferies Group LLC (“Jefferies Group”) announced today that, effective August 24, 2020, Matthew Larson will become Jefferies Group’s Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Teresa Gendron, who has been Jefferies Group’s Interim Financial Officer since the untimely illness and death of its former CFO, Peg Broadbent.
Mr. Larson is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Barclays Americas, as well as CFO of Barclays PLC’s Global Markets business. Previously, Mr. Larson was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he held several roles in the Finance Division. Mr. Larson, a Certified Public Accountant, graduated from Idaho State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Rich Handler, Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies Group, and Brian Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Jefferies, stated: “We are very pleased that Matt will soon become Jefferies Group’s CFO. Matt’s experience and skills make him well qualified to be our CFO and to oversee our corporate support functions. We want to thank Teri for the tremendous support she has given Jefferies Group as its interim CFO. We look forward to Teri and Matt working closely together as the respective CFOs of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. and Jefferies Group.”
Jefferies Group LLC is the largest independent, global, full-service investment banking firm headquartered in the U.S. Focused on serving clients for nearly 60 years, Jefferies is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, advisory, sales and trading, research and wealth management services across all products in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), a diversified financial services company.
Rootstock Software – a leading provider of cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions built on the Salesforce Platform, designed for manufacturing, distribution and supply chain organizations, and available on the Salesforce AppExchange – today announced its referral relationship with WarpDrive Tech Works, a technology solutions company.
“It’s great to be able to work with an innovative and experienced solutions provider like WarpDrive,” said Henk Bruinekreeft, Regional Vice President at Rootstock Asia Pacific. “WarpDrive works with many large companies in India, and its expertise extends across all Salesforce Platform solutions.”
Praveen Louis, Chief Operating Officer of WarpDrive, said, “We’re excited to refer manufacturers and other companies to Rootstock. Their cloud-native ERP solution offers a flexible, modern architecture and in-depth functionality that works with Salesforce Platform solutions to enable a 360° view of the customer. Companies want cloud ERP solutions to innovate and drive growth at WarpSpeed.”
“India is primed for ERP adoption,” added Bruinekreeft. “The country has many manufacturers still on legacy systems. Now, they’ve heard of Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud and its many benefits. This has led to increased interest in Rootstock Cloud ERP, as our planning engine interacts with Manufacturing Cloud – specifically its Sales Agreement and Account-Based Forecasting features. This interaction improves collaboration between sales and operations, enabling companies to better meet demand, optimize profitability and respond to market changes.”
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Rootstock Software is a worldwide provider of cloud ERP on the Salesforce Platform. When combined with Salesforce CRM, Rootstock Cloud ERP offers manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain organizations a single platform to grow and manage their businesses. Rootstock Cloud ERP is a flexible, modern, and digitally connected system that transforms companies to deliver a more personalized customer experience, efficiently scale operations, and out-service the competition.
About WarpDrive Tech Works
WarpDrive Tech Works embraces innovation as a means to deliver value to its customers. Its integrated CRM and business solutions enable customers to grow. It has expertise that extends across all Salesforce.com solutions. It delivers phenomenal service to more than 65 customers across 14 industry verticals.
New Delhi | Kolkata: Large manufacturers and retailers of consumer goods, smartphones and automobiles said sales have declined by about a third in the past week as localised lockdowns have been rolled out across the country to arrest the spread of Covid-19. That’s reversed the gains industry had made in June after the nationwide lockdown […]
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Mumbai: Retail investors falling under the lower income tax brackets could give the upcoming Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund’s follow-up offering a miss. Investment advisors said the product is better suited for rich individuals who are looking for liquidity and better tax-efficient returns.The offering of this debt fund — the only bond ETF in the […]
#Sundar Pichai Opens up on #Google’s $10-billion Cheque for India, Data Gripe and the Ban on #TikTok
At 48, Sundar Pichai is amongst the world’s youngest technology titans and also one of the highest paid. The India-born CEO of Alphabet Inc (with a market cap of $1.5 trillion) is now setting his sights on expanding Google’s footprint in the world’s fifth largest economy. In an exclusive interview with ET’s Surabhi Agarwal & […]
By Vinod SubramanianCOVID-19 has erected walls between nations and this has ensured that only the virus has been able to penetrate through them. Recently, US President Donald Trump announced that the two-month moratorium on issuance of H-1B (skilled workers), H4 (for dependents of H1B), H2B (for seasonal workers in the landscaping and hospitality industry), L1 […]
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Today Oracle announced that the Government of the Sultanate of Oman has selected Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer to support the Government’s national initiative to accelerate digital transformation across more than 120 government and semi-government entities with an integrated Government Cloud (G – Cloud) platform. The initiative is led by the Oman Information and Communications Technology […]
Coca-Cola India and United Way Mumbai Initiate PPE and Hygiene Aid Kit Distribution in Gurugram to Commence COVID-19 Relief Efforts for Frontline Warriors in Haryana
Coca-Cola India along with partner United Way Mumbai today initiated its PPE and hygiene kit distribution in Gurugram as the beginning of its COVID-19 relief efforts for front line warriors in Haryana.
The Haryana relief program, was announced in the presence of Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Honorable Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri V.S Kundu, IAS, CEO, GMDA, Shri Ashok Sangwan, IAS, Commissioner Division Gurugram, Shri Amit Khatri, IAS, DC Gurugram and CMO Dr. Yadav along with Shri Kapil Kumria, United Way Delhi Board Chair and Sachin Golwakar, CEO, United Way Delhi.
As a part of the Haryana relief initiative, Coca-Cola India and United Way Mumbai along with support from partner NGO United Way Delhi have commenced PPE and Hygiene aid kits distribution drive at Civil Hospital Gurugram. Through this distribution, a total of 1000+ healthcare workers across six hospitals and 9700 sanitation workers are expected to benefit in the state of Haryana. The support includes provision of essential PPE kits, hygiene aids and medical supplies to protect our frontline warriors as also curb the spread of coronavirus. This initiative is a part of Coca-Cola’s commitment of INR 100 crores towards helping the healthcare system and communities to combat the crisis and contain the spread of the pandemic.
Present at the event through video conferencing, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Honorable Chief Minister of Haryana said, “I extend gratitude to the partners for collaborating and putting their foot forth in the present tragic times. The PPEs, sanitizers, masks, ICU beds, gloves, and other consumables are very integral to our mission against COVID. United Way Delhi and partners are doing good work in this direction.”
Acknowledging the partnership, Shri Kundu, IAS, CEO, GMDA spoke on the importance of collaborative efforts towards tackling COVID-19. “With the spread of the pandemic, it is important to stand together. We are happy to partner with United Way Delhi and express gratitude for their dedicated intervention for the hospitals and health workers in Haryana”, Kundu added.
As the need to step up relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Coca-Cola in India has partnered with United Way Mumbai to augment healthcare initiatives in 48 public hospitals across eight states in the country. This large-scale support to public hospitals and healthcare workers, aims to positively impact 9600 healthcare workers and over 9 lakh patients across India. In addition, it is also committed to serving 65000+ public service personnel such as sanitation workers, police staff and community health workers across the nation.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ishteyaque Amjad, Vice-President, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia said, “We are humbled to collaborate with our partner United Way Mumbai in providing support to the health and safety of the country’s frontline warriors. We are hopeful that with collective efforts and resilience, we will be able to steer ourselves out of these testing times.”
Mr. Sachin Golwakar, CEO, United Way Delhi said, “As the implementing partner in Haryana, we at United Way Delhi are overwhelmed with the commitment shown by Coca-Cola India to support COVID-19 relief initiatives. With the surge in positive cases and death tolls in the Haryana region, it is more important than ever that we share responsibility and do our bit to safeguard our healthcare workers and public service personnel who are vulnerable to the disease. We are committed to contributing in the efforts of the Haryana Government to take all possible measures towards fighting COVID-19. We will continue to work relentlessly with government bodies and local institutions to support their basic needs and ensure their safety and protection.”
The relief program has been rolled out in eight critically affected states- Maharashtra (Mumbai, Pune), Delhi, Tamil Nadu (Chennai), Karnataka (Bengaluru), Telangana (Hyderabad), Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana. To provide immediate support and enhancement of health infrastructure, public hospitals are being provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) comprising N95 masks, 3-ply disposable masks, surgical caps, surgical goggles, waterproof gowns, shoe covers, and gloves for the safety of healthcare workers. The support package also includes sanitizer dispensers, additional ICU beds, and non-contact thermometers for medical preparedness in dealing with the crisis. Working alongside the government bodies and local institutions to support and ensure safety and protection of our frontline healthcare personnel and communities.
Additionally, to equip public service personnel – police staff, sanitation workers, community and social workers working on frontlines and hotspot zones with protective gears, masks and gloves, sanitizers etc. To benefit about 50,000 sanitation workers, 11,000+ police personnel and 6,000 community health workers across India.
- FIFS (Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports) announced the winners of India’s First Fantasy Sports Industry Awards
- Shri. Amitabh Kant addresses the event as a keynote speaker sharing his views on the potential of Indian FS industry
- FIFS launches the industry report ‘Business of Fantasy Sports’ in collaboration with KPMG
The Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS), India’s first & only self-regulatory industry body for Fantasy Sports (FS) today, announced the winners of India’s first Fantasy Sports Awards at its Annual Conference – GamePlan 2020, hosted virtually this year. Recognizing the outstanding work done in the Fantasy Sports industry, FIFS announced 4 winners across 4 categories. Fancy11 won the ‘Best Debutant’ award, Faboom was felicitated with the ‘Best Product Innovation’ award, MyTeam11 received the ‘Best Marketing Award’ and Dream11 was recognised with the esteemed ‘Excellence Award’. The winners were shortlisted by an eminent jury consisting of Amrit Mathur, Strategic Advisor, FIFS, Joy Bhattacharjya, CEO, Professional Volleyball League and Nandan Kamath, Managing Trustee, GoSports Foundation & Principal Lawyer at LawNK.
Themed as Good for Sports, Good for India, GamePlan 2020 was graced by Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, as the keynote speaker. In his address, he spoke about the immense potential of the Indian Fantasy Sports industry. The annual report industry report on Indian Fantasy Sports was launched at the event by FIFS in collaboration with KPMG, ‘Business of Fantasy Sports’. The event witnessed two highly engaging panel discussions on “Fantasy Sports Fuels Sports Growth” & “Rapid Growth of the Fantasy Sports Ecosystem”. Some of the key speakers at the event included Nari Gopala – Worldwide Technical Leader – Games, AWS, Harsh Jain – Co-Founder & CEO, Dream11 & Dream Sports, Sanjit Sihag – Co-Founder & COO, MyTeam11, Dhiraj Malhotra – CEO, Delhi Capitals, Peter Schoenke – Co-Founder & President, Rotowire and José Antonio Cachaza Pereiro – MD, LaLiga India. The event was attended live by over 1500 delegates.
In his speech, during GamePlan 2020, Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, said, “I have very keenly followed the growth of the fantasy sports industry as a supporter of technology and good governance. I am a long term believer that India must become a Global Champion of the Fantasy Sports industry. Due to the looming COVID-19 threat, in the foreseeable future, digital fan engagement will be at the forefront as most of the mainstream sports are being held today in closed-door stadiums, without an audience. Online fan engagement platforms like Fantasy Sports will take centre stage in such situations. I am sure we will witness new and innovative ways of engaging with sports fans in the online space in the next few months.”
Talking about GamePlan 2020, John Loffhagen, Chairman, FIFS, said, “The 3rd edition of FIFS GamePlan, witnessed some of our firsts. We went virtual for the first time and launched India’s first Fantasy Sports Awards. At GamePlan 2020, we deep-dived into the economic impact of Indian Fantasy Sports via employment creation, paying taxes, creating newer micro-economies around itself, and much more. We also discussed the growing need for FS platform to evaluate avenues including analytics, content, digital, transactions, and other imperatives in order to further improve and sustain the user engagement on all the platforms. FIFS is proud of the innovation & passion demonstrated by the Indian Fantasy Sports operators. I want to congratulate all the winners who have done exceptional work in the industry.”
GamePlan 2020 has garnered attention and support from some of the best brands in the industry. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the ‘Title Sponsor’. FSS and Dream11 have joined as the Gold Sponsors; MyTeam11 is the Silver Sponsor and SBI General, TransUnion are the Bronze Sponsors.
Formed in 2017, the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS), India’s first and only Fantasy Sports self-regulatory industry body which was established to protect consumer interest and create standardized best practices in the Fantasy Sports industry. FIFS currently has 32 members. FIFS was formerly known as IFSG (Indian Federation of Sports Gaming). Visit: www.fifs.in
Categories and Winners in the Indian OFS industry 2020:
- Best Debutant: Fancy11
- Best Product Innovation: Faboom
- Best Marketing Award: MyTeam11
- Excellence Award: Dream11
Today Allscripts (MDRX: NASDAQ) and Microsoft Corp. announced the extension of their long-standing strategic alliance to enable the expanded development and delivery of cloud-based health IT solutions. The five-year extension will support Allscripts’ cloud-based Sunrise™ electronic health record, making Microsoft the cloud provider for the solution and opening up co-innovation opportunities to help transform healthcare with smarter, more scalable technology. The alliance will enable Allscripts to harness the power of Microsoft’s platform and tools, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams and Power BI, creating a more seamless and highly productive user experience. Allscripts is an award-winning Microsoft partner with past recognitions including 2019 U.S. Healthcare Partner of the Year and 2017 Global Healthcare Partner of the Year (Public Sector), and most recently received Microsoft’s 2020 Health Innovation – Reimagine Healthcare award for its subsidiary 2bPrecise.
Sunrise is an integrated EHR that connects all aspects of care, including acute, ambulatory, surgical, pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services including an integrated revenue cycle and patient administration system. Sunrise is a clinician-friendly, evidence-based single platform with integrated analytics that helps deliver better health outcomes in hospitals around the world.
Cloud-based Sunrise will offer many added benefits beyond the on-premise version that will improve organizational effectiveness, solution interoperability, clinician ease of use and an improved patient experience. Client benefits include a subscription model delivering faster implementations and lower annual upgrade costs, helping organizations leverage the software without increasing burdens on their internal IT resources. The cloud-based Sunrise solution will provide enhanced security, scalability and flexibility, as well as the opportunity to add new capabilities quickly as business needs and the cloud evolve. The cloud-based solution will also include expanded analytics and insights functiona