Saturday, July 24, 2021

Samsung To Introduce Hygiene Steam Washing Machine, Refrigerators & New Bezel For The Frame 2021 On Amazon Prime Day


●  Attractive offers applicable on select TVs, Refrigerators, Washing Machines and Microwaves; cash back, no cost EMIs starting as low as INR 459 and up to 31% discounts

Samsung, India’s most trusted consumer electronics brand, has announced new launches and exciting offers across its popular consumer durables product range during the Amazon Prime Day sale on July 26 and July 27, 2021.

To address the need for washing machines with high standards of cleaning and hygiene, Samsung is introducing Front Load Washing Machine with Hygiene Steam technology, in 8kg capacity for a bigger family. This washing machine is capable of removing ingrained dirt and 99.9% of bacteria and allergens. Consumers buying this washing machine will get a 10-year warranty on the motor, up to 21% discount, cashback and no cost EMI starting as low as INR 1,750.

During this sale, Samsung will also launch Double Door Frost Free (253L) refrigerator in Luxe Black finish that will lend a classy look to your kitchen. It comes with a digital display that allows you to control the temperature without opening the refrigerator. The new Single Door Direct Cool (198L) refrigerator will be available in beautiful Delight Indigo pattern. Both models come with Digital Inverter Technology that helps save energy while providing powerful, quieter performance. Consumers buying these refrigerators will also get a 10-year warranty on compressor, up to 20% discount, cashback and no cost EMI starting as low as INR 1,492.

To add a more personalized touch to the living space, Samsung is also launching Terracotta colour bezel for its 55-inch lifestyle TV The Frame 2021, which was launched in India recently. The Frame, a TV when it’s on and Art when it’s off, makes your luxury living spaces more distinctive with customizable bezel options. The Frame 2021 is 46% thinner than previous model and allows you to curate your personal art collection from a growing library of over 1,400 pieces of art.

“Home has become the center stage and plays multiple roles be it as a home-office, home-restaurant or for home-entertainment. We have partnered with Amazon to bring to our consumers exciting offers on a wide range of consumer durables, with special discounts and cashback offers. With this portfolio, we are sure to address the evolving needs of our consumers, especially as they are spending more time at home and are looking to upgrade their lifestyle,” said Sandeep Singh Arora, Senior Director, Online Business, Consumer Electronics, Samsung India.

Offer Details

Televisions

With The Frame 2021, you can now buy a Terracotta colour bezel with beveled type pattern for the 55-inch model, bringing a classy and ethnic feel to your living room. It will be available at INR 6,749 and there is a special discount of up to 24% on the bezel for customers who purchase The Frame TV along with the bezel. Additionally, there is a discount of up to 31% on The Frame TV which is available at a starting price of INR 61,990, with no cost EMIs starting at INR 2,583.

Samsung HD Smart TVs are available at a starting price of INR 17,490, with no cost EMIs starting at INR 972, and discounts of up to 16%; Samsung’s Crystal 4K UHD TVs will be available at a starting price of INR 37,990, with discounts of up to 28%. This becomes an ideal upgrade for an exciting in-home entertainment experience.

Washing Machines

The newly launched Front Load Washing Machine with Hygiene Steam technology will be available at a starting price of INR 31,499, with up to 21% discount, cashback and no cost EMI starting as low as INR 1,750.

Enhancing laundry experience at home with the Fully Automatic washing machine range, AI-enabled Ecobubble washing machine will be available at a starting price of INR 30,999, with EMIs starting at INR 1,722, and discounts of up to 20%.

The Front Load Hygiene Steam washing machine in 6kg capacity will be at a starting price of INR 21,999, with EMIs starting at INR 1,833, and discounts of up to 18%.  

The Fully Automatic Top Load Digital Inverter model will be available at a starting of INR 15,999, 25% discount, cashback and EMI starting at INR 1,334.

Refrigerators

Making the offers even cooler for consumers who are looking at affordable options, Samsung is launching two new refrigerators – Single Door Direct Cool Refrigerator (198L) in Delight Indigo pattern and Double Door Frost Free (253L) Refrigerator in Luxe Black finish, for INR 17,900 & INR 24,090, respectively. Consumers buying these refrigerators will get 10-year warranty on compressor, up to 20% discount, cashback and no cost EMI starting as low as 1,492.

Consumers looking to upgrade their kitchen with Samsung Side-by-Side and Convertible French Door Refrigerators are in for a delight as they come at a special starting price of INR 69,990, with EMIs starting as low as INR 3,889 and up to 20% discount.

Microwaves

For the home chef, Samsung’s Baker Series microwaves are the perfect expansion of the kitchen suited for those young millennials who have adopted healthy eating habits and are looking for industry first features such as steaming, grilling and frying, all in one place. The Baker Series Microwaves will be available at a starting price of INR 9,990 with EMIs starting as low as INR 833 and a discount of up to 20%.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. 

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Enables Access To Clean Drinking In Rural Areas

 


* Sets-up two water purification units in Kurubarahalli and Kodigehalli villages in Karnataka

* Installed a total of 43 units to cater to the drinking water requirement of villages

* Benefitting over 2,80,000 villagers covering 267 villages across India

Aligned with its mission to support and empower the communities with improved standard of living, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today inaugurated two community-based water purification units in Kurubarahalli and Kodigehalli villages near Bangalore. With this, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has installed a total of 43 units in and around its manufacturing unit near Bangalore, Karnataka to cater to the drinking water requirement of rural India. 

The inauguration of the newly installed water purification units was graced by Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Former CM, Karnataka, and Former Union Minister Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda in presence of TKM company representatives.

The newly set up unit has a 1000 liter per hour capacity along with a 6-stage purification and a real time water monitoring system that will provide data on Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and PH value. In addition, the installed unit is equipped with solar system, power backup and wastewater management mechanism. To ensure proper functioning of the unit, TKM has entered a 15-year maintenance agreement with an agency to ensure sustainability of the initiative.

Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Former CM, Karnataka, and Former Union Minister Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda said, “Clean water is essential for good health and a basic necessity for the human survival. One of our primary goals is to provide safe drinking water to all especially the ones dwelling in remote areas. I am happy that corporates like Toyota have been consistently working towards ensuring public health, propagating sanitation, and facilitating access to clean and safe drinking water. I hope that the newly installed water purification units will improve the overall health outcomes of people in the region thus contributing towards creating a healthy society.”

Commenting on the new unit launch, Mr. Sudeep S. Dalvi, Senior Vice President, Director & Chief Communication Officer, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Universal and equitable access to safe drinking water is an issue that affects people of all ages, specifically for those living in rural areas. Our learnings from our previous interventions shows that over 94% of the users have experienced good health following usage of purified water. By expanding the community-based installation of water purification units, we have moved ahead in providing scalable solutions through assessment of immediate requirements of the community. We will continue to implement meaningful initiatives to make a significant difference in the lives of people and communities.”

Starting 2001, CSR has been an integral part of TKM’s philosophy. The voluntary initiatives taken up by TKM and employees focus primarily on scalability and sustainability. The activities revolve around five main thematic areas of Education, Environment, Health & Hygiene, Road Safety and Skill Development, which are aligned on the need of the communities and national priorities. 

Indira IVF Achieves 85000 Successful IVF Pregnancies Ahead Of World IVF Day – A First In India


* A market leader, Indira IVF is the first single specialty IVF chain to attain the milestone

India’s largest infertility treatments chain, Indira IVF, has completed 85,000 successful IVF pregnancies, becoming the first in India to achieve the key milestone. Driven by the grit of its medical experts, embryologists, and technological proficiency, the single specialty chain announces this achievement ahead of World IVF Day, observed on July 25 each year.

A cognisant leader, Indira IVF, has worked tirelessly to dispel the stigma associated with infertility. The organisation has held over 2100 awareness camps in more than 700 cities to normalise discussions on the topic. In India, the onus for the inability to conceive is disproportionately placed on women while research as shown that infertility can be traced to both female and male partners; many even resort to unscientific methods to have a child.

Indira IVF has 96 centres across the country with a major presence in tier II and tier III cities, which provides an accessible solution to infertility, even in the most remote locations. The market leader is focussed on delivering affordable quality treatment to couples that face complications to conceive naturally. Indira IVF’s high success rate and patient centricity has made it a trusted partner for people who aspire to become parents.

Speaking on the milestone, Dr Kshitiz Murdia – CEO & Co-Founder of Indira IVF, said, “It brings us immense happiness to see the positive impact we have been able to deliver to our patients. When we started off, we wanted to change the lens with which infertility is perceived within the society, and we are thrilled that more people are looking at medical solutions for infertility. This milestone is also a testament that even in the face of the pandemic, our patients put their trust in us to ensure their safety during treatment.”

“The occasion of World IVF Day denotes a remarkable date in the history of reproductive technology; the first IVF baby was born on this date 43 years ago in 1978. We have now come a long way. Technological interventions such as the introduction of artificial intelligence and automation into the fold is expected to greatly impact the success of IVF treatments. We are excited to play our little part in this greater cause and assist those who dream of parenthood,” he added.

About Indira IVF

Indira IVF is India’s largest infertility speciality clinics chain with 96 centres across the country, supported by a passionate workforce of over 2,000 people. Indira IVF performs about 30,000+ IVF procedures a year – the highest number in the country.

As a responsible leader, Indira IVF constantly strives to dispel the stigma, taboo, myths, and misinformation associated with infertility. Indira IVF is also committed to developing and grooming talent for fertility treatments. Through the Indira Fertility Academy it collaborates with like-minded organisations and institutions to further this cause. Having perceived the potential of Indira IVF in the sector, TA Associates, a leading global equity firm from the U.S., invested in the organisation in 2019.

Indira IVF was founded in the year 2011 in Udaipur, Rajasthan by Dr Ajay Murdia. 

The Emmy-Award Winning Family – The Casagrandes – Makes Its Indian Debut!


If you are a fan of family dramas, this is for you! The Emmy-award winning family show - The Casagrandes - has made its Indian debut and will air every day at 6 PM only on Nick HD+.

A spinoff of Nickelodeon’s top-rated animated series The Loud House, tells the story of Ronnie Anne, an independent, 11-year-old who explores city life with her big, loving, Mexican American family. In the series, Ronnie Anne will make new friends, build stronger bonds with her relatives, and explore the endless possibilities the city life has to offer.

The Casagrandes has a stellar voice cast spearheaded by Izabella Alvarez, Carlos PenaVega, Sonia Manzano, Carlos Alazraqui, amongst others. Internationally, The Casagrandes has met with solid acclaim, including an Emmy win for Outstanding Main Title for an Animated Program.

Watch what the family fun of this multigenerational Mexican family everyday at 6 PM only on Nick HD+!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Science And Engineering Research Board - DST And GE India To Collaborate For Advanced Technology Research


 ·         Up to INR 20 Crores funding to academic institutes for research across areas of energy, healthcare and aviation over the next five years

·         Propel research with breakthrough innovative ideas with large scale impact and industry-academia collaboration

To build synergy between academic institutes, labs and industries, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and GE’s John F Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC), Bengaluru are partnering for research and development in technology across the areas of energy, healthcare and aviation. Undertaken as part of the Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (SERB-FIRE), the overarching aim is to support research and development to solve critical national and global problems across these key industries. The collaboration will further help drive impetus to create a transformative research mind-set to foster novel and impactful research ecosystem in the country. The Program was launched by the SERB in collaboration with GE India on July 23, 2021.

The GE and SERB partnership specifically aim to promote innovation and solve specific challenges in areas that are i) directly of relevance to the industry, ii) Industry-academia collaboration with focus on industry-relevant skill development leading to employability, iii) Research and joint product development by industry and academia.

Speaking on the collaboration, Alok Nanda, Chief Technology Officer, GE South Asia & CEO, GE India Technology Centre said, “GE India Technology center is a core innovation engine for GE; with 6000+ scientists and engineers committed to solving the toughest challenges for India and for the world. This mission drives us forward to build and foster an ecosystem that breeds innovation and provides the right opportunity to create new ideas and technology solutions for the challenges identified. Our partnership with SERB is a part of our consistent and long-term commitment to strengthen the research and innovation capabilities in India to improve the quality of life for our citizens and for people around the world. Academia will play a huge role in this and we are excited to see the possibilities of how some of the best ideas can solve the toughest challenges in our country.”

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, said, “Collaborating with industry players has been a crucial part of our objective to address the challenges in the research and innovation space as elaborated in the draft Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2021. We are eager to partner with GE to create an ecosystem that would propel our growth in research work with national impact. I am sure the co-funding arrangement with GE will bring out some of the best ideas across Energy, Aviation and Healthcare. The fund is a step in the right direction to give a much-needed impetus to building an innovation mindset in the country.”

Prof Sandeep Verma, Secretary, SERB, shared “SERB and GE partnership is another one-of-a-kind initiative to actively contribute towards futuristic problems in science and technology. The major focus towards healthcare, energy and aviation through this collaboration will play a dominant role in putting India in the major technology roadmap. We are looking forwards to this and believe it will open many doors for the eminent scientists in the country and industry to actively contribute towards the S&T sector. I welcome this initiative and look at it with utmost optimism for both SERB and GE.”

First call for proposal shall be opened shortly to invite research proposals from academia and research labs along defined problem statements. The proposals will need to be in one of the following themes: In Healthcare on - Remote monitoring technologies, artificial intelligence and medical devices; in Gas power on --advanced materials and coatings, decarbonization; and Renewable energy – on themes of optimization – simulations and advanced repair solution.

About GE in South Asia

GE has been operating in South Asia since 1902. Today, its 19,000 employees based here work in research, development, product design, manufacturing, project execution and services. Over the decades GE has built deep partnerships with local joint venture partners, customers and suppliers. GE’s partners and customers in India include Government enterprises, large Indian conglomerates as well small and medium sized companies in Aviation, Healthcare and Energy sectors. GE’s people are diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest level of integrity and focus to fulfil GE’s mission and deliver for its customers. For more, visit www.ge.com

About SERB

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is a statutory body established through an Act of Parliament, SERB Act 2008. Supporting basic research in emerging areas of science & engineering are the primary and distinctive mandate of the Board. The main goals of SERB are stimulating the search for new knowledge and encouraging invention, discovery, innovation and development by supporting research competitively and at all levels of our research eco-system. It is extending its collaboration to the industries through new programmes to put India at the global level in the science and engineering domain. 

Sudarshan Pattnaik Joins The Indian Olympic Fan Army; Unveils Sand Art To #Cheer4India


Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, set to begin this Friday, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, has joined the chorus of voices to cheer for India as part of the Indian Olympic Fan Army, an initiative by MPL Sports Foundation, to give the Indian Olympic team its very own fan group. The award-winning artist, known for his larger-than-life sculptures on a wide range of topics, today unveiled a sand installation that aims to inspire everyone to become fans for our athletes in their pursuit of Olympic glory. This sand art on Puri beach features engraving of the various Olympic disciplines as well as Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi’s rallying cry of #Cheer4India.

More than 31 million fans from top sports teams and clubs in India like Kolkata Knight Riders, FC Goa, Gokulam Kerala FC, Ultimate Table Tennis, Real Kashmir FC, Shillong Lajong FC and Cricket Fauj, have already joined the Indian Olympic Fan Army.

As our largest ever contingent gears up for the Games, the fan movement aims to rally all 1.3 billion Indians to become fans of our Olympic athletes, who have time and again pushed the boundaries of their sport to bring laurels for the country. While ongoing COVID restrictions will keep fans cheering from afar, the Foundation has planned various virtual activities to energise fans and generate fervour for the Games.

Medtronic Launches Percept™ PC – The DBS System With Brainsense Tech For Parkinson, Essential Tremor, Dystonia And Epilepsy Diseases


* Next Generation BrainSense Technology to Capture Patient-Specific Brain Signals for More Personalized, Data-Driven Treatment

India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), today announced the launch of the Percept™ PC Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system. The system enabled with BrainSense™ technology is designed to capture brain signals while simultaneously delivering therapeutic stimulation, inside and outside the clinic. Ergonomically designed, the Percept PC device offers enhanced comfort and is indicated for patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, and epilepsy.

In 2016, it was estimated that 6.1 million people worldwide had Parkinson’s disease. The prevalence in India was estimated to be 10% of the global burden, that is, 5.8 lakhs.1 Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that eventually causes severe disability due to the increasing severity of treatment‑resistant motor problems and non‑motor symptoms. Overall, movement disorders constitute 3-8% of neurological disorders in India with a crude prevalence rate (CPR) varying from 31 to 45/100,000 above 60 years of age.2

DBS therapy for movement disorders has gained acceptance and widespread clinical use in recent years. DBS is an individualized therapy delivered from a small pacemaker-like device, placed under the skin of the chest or abdomen, to send electrical signals through very thin wires (leads) to a targeted area in the brain related to the symptoms of a neurological disorder.

“Medtronic has always been committed to changing the standard of care and improving patient outcomes. With Percept PC, physicians can now track patient brain signals and correlate these with patient-recorded actions or experiences such as symptoms, side-effects, or medication intake. This allows for more personalized, data-driven neurostimulation treatment. Medtronic is working towards devising meaningful innovations that harness the power of data to improve overall care and efficiency,” said Rahul Arora, head of Neurosciences Therapy, Medtronic India.

In addition to BrainSense technology, the Percept PC DBS system features several leading-edge innovations, including:

The only DBS system eligible for 3T and 1.5T full-body MRI scans, providing patients access to cutting-edge medical imaging.

Smart battery for personalized prediction of remaining battery life providing elevated peace of mind while planning for device replacement.

Improved battery longevity compared to Medtronic’s Activa™ PC neurostimulator (when using similar settings and functionality) in a smaller (reduced volume), ergonomic design for patient comfort.

Low pulse width (duration of the pulse), providing expanded stimulation options.

Enhanced Patient Programmer leveraging a user-friendly, custom-configured Samsung mobile device that allows patients to manage their therapy easily.

Designed to facilitate expanded capabilities in the future via software upgrades – to prepare for what’s next in DBS.

The first Level I randomized controlled trial of Medtronic DBS Therapy for Parkinson’s disease-indicated DBS (subthalamic nucleus target) patients with recent onset of motor complications achieved a 20% statistically significant improvement in time with good mobility and no troublesome dyskinesia (2.1 hours from baseline) compared to 2% (0.2 hours) with best medical therapy (BMT) alone at 24-month follow-up3.

About Medtronic

Medtronic plc (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 90,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals, and patients in more than 150 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.

Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.

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