Saturday, September 17, 2022

Joint Research By Scientists With KMC, MAHE, Manipal Discovers New Mutation Involving Zinc Transport That Causes Rare Brain Disease

* The research was done in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh

A team of researchers led by Dr. Anju Shukla from the Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal and Dr. Quasar Padiath at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a new gene mutation that causes hypomyelinating leukodystrophy which is a type of neurological disorder.

The new gene, TMEM163, encodes a protein that transports Zinc, an essential dietary micronutrient, out of cells. This is the first time that a mutation in a zinc transporter gene has been definitively linked to the development of any brain disorder and has the potential to provide insights into the role of zinc in normal brain development, injury and disease.

For rare diseases like hypomyelinating leukodystrophies, finding such cases was only possible by tapping a network of scientific and clinical collaborators from all over the world. In this study, the first patient sample came from Dr. Shukla in Manipal. Enquiries to other groups in the US and the Netherlands identified additional families that also carried mutations in the same gene.

A series of in-depth lab studies showed that the TMEM163 mutations impair the transporter’s ability to effectively shunt zinc from inside the cell, causing reduced production of proteins responsible for synthesis and maintenance of myelin and increasing cell death.

Speaking about the efforts of the researchers Lt. Gen. (Dr) M.D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education said “This discovery is remarkable and has the potential to help in development of new treatments for neurological conditions. We admire the efforts of the scientists at KMC and University of Pittsburgh. This work is published in the highly reputed journal Brain, which publishes landmark papers in clinical neurology and translational neuroscience since 1878 by Oxford University Press. This research is also an important milestone in the ongoing MoU signed between the two Universities this year”

Dean of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Dr. Sharath Rao said “The department at Kasturba Medical College has been doing some outstanding work in the field of genetic disorders in children. We congratulate them and wish them all the success. We hope to do more such fruitful collaborations with the University of Pittsburgh”

Speaking about this new discovery, Dr. Anju Shukla Professor and Incharge Head, Department of Medical Genetics, KMC said "This discovery is very momentous as myelin disorders are one of the core research focuses of our team. Also, discovering a new gene responsible for causing a disease is always exciting, that feeling never gets old”

Dr Quasar Padiath , Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh said “Finding out that a zinc transporter is really important for proper myelin development could have many clinical implications and offer new ways of treating other related neurological conditions”

Ms. Michelle Rosario and Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez Bey were the co-lead authors of the study. Other authors of the study include Bruce Nmezi, Fang Liu, Talia Oranburg,  Ana S. A. Cohen, Keith A. Coffman, Maya R. Brown, Kirill Kiselyov, Quinten Waisfisz, Myrthe T. Flohil, Shahyan Siddiqui, Jill A. Rosenfeld, Alejandro Iglesias, Katta Mohan Girisha, Nicole I. Wolf, Quasar S Padiath and Anju Shukla.

GE’s John F Welch Technology Centre In Bengaluru Completes 22 Years In India

With a unique multi-disciplinary ecosystem that fosters innovation, GE’s John F Welch Technology Centre in Bengaluru completes 22 years in India today.

Spread over 50-acres, with an initial $220M GE investment, it is a Global Research Center supporting all the three GE businesses of energy, healthcare, and aviation. With significant annual investment on research and development, the GE Research Center has strategic partnerships with the government and academic institutions in India to create next generation technology.

Speaking on the achieving this milestone, Alok Nanda, CTO of GE South Asia and CEO of GE India Technology Centre, said, “Research is at the core of innovation at GE and drives impact in each industry we cater to. Our 22-year journey at JFWTC in Bangalore is a testament to the quality of research and industry collaborations. We will continue to focus on rigorous research to solve challenges of the future.”

GE Healthcare also recently announced the launch of its first-ever 5G Innovation Lab in India. The lab has been set up at JFWTC. The innovation lab will serve as a testbed to develop future-ready products and solutions in healthcare. The lab houses modern and innovative infrastructure that will include a private 5G network for testing and development.

JFWTC is GE's largest research and development centre outside of the USA, employing over 6000 highly qualified engineers and scientists. Since its inauguration in 2000, JFWTC teams have contributed to 3,800+ patent applications filed by GE.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Quest Global Inaugurates New Office In Kochi; Stays Committed To Attracting New Engineering Talent

Quest Global, one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms, announced the opening of its office in Kochi, Kerala. The facility is located in Infopark Phase II.

The move further strengthens the organization’s presence in the state after it established a strong foothold in Trivandrum. Kochi, like the other cities in which the organization operates, will play a strategic role in contributing to Quest Global’s success as the organization plans to attract the city’s homegrown engineering talent. These brilliant engineers will contribute to Quest Global’s success by working on innovative technologies across industries for global customers.

Currently Quest Global is going strong with 13000+ extraordinary employees globally; and aims to double its global team strength by 2025. It’s presence in Kochi supports such exponential growth and allows the company to seek those remarkable dreamers who leap out of bed every day energized by technology and innovation, those innovative thinkers who get creative satisfaction from solving hardcore engineering problems. The team in the new office already has approximately 200 employees and the organization plans to add nearly 500 more by the end of year 2023.

Speaking on the occasion Shrikant Naik, Global Delivery Head, Quest Global, said, “Being global makes us impactful. Being local makes us meaningful. Being in Kochi makes us both. Coming to Kochi is a prudently planned step for our business growth strategy. The city boasts of well-known educational institutes and has a supporting ecosystem that makes it a favorable destination for engineering and IT companies.”  

He further added, “We believe engineering has the unique opportunity to solve the problems of today that stand in the way of tomorrow. With this belief, we aspire to be a billion dollar company by 2025. Kochi, like all our other locations, will play a vital role in helping Quest Global achieve this goal. The engineers from Kochi will be an integral a part of our global team and will get the opportunity to work on innovative technologies, allowing them to make a positive difference in the world around us.”   

The organization is currently recruiting brilliant engineers from the state in product engineering services across software, digital and embedded technologies. These engineers will get an opportunity to work with global customers across Healthcare and Medical Devices, Hi-Tech, Automotive and Energy. Quest Global has plans to make its Kochi office one of the primary contributors towards its organizational growth, introducing customer labs and spearheading important projects from this location.

“After setting a strong base in the state with our presence in Trivandrum, Kochi will now help us further deepen our reach in the state. We have observed that even in our current team, we have a large number of employees from the central part of the state. This move allows us to let these employees be closer to home and continue to be a part of Quest Global’s exponential growth.” said Sanju Gopal, AVP and Head of Delivery, Product Engineering (Software, Embedded, Digital), Quest Global.

For 25 years, Quest Global has stood on a rock solid foundation of engineering excellence. Today, the organization’s unprecedented growth in Europe, Asia, and North America is fueling its journey into the next century and beyond. The organization is known for its extraordinary people who make the impossible possible every day for our customers. And Kochi will play a dominant role in solving some of the world’s hardest engineering problems for its customers across Automotive, Healthcare and Medical Devices, Hi-Tech and Energy.

About Quest Global

We are Quest Global. We’re in the business of engineering, but what we’re really building is a brighter future. It’s not just what we do, but why we do it that makes us different. We believe engineering has the unique opportunity to solve the problems of today that stand in the way of tomorrow. For 25 years, we have strived to be the most trusted partner for the world’s hardest engineering problems. As a global organization headquartered in Singapore, we live and work in 17 countries, with 56 global delivery centers, driven by 13,000+ extraordinary employees who make the impossible possible every day.

Quest Global brings deep industry knowledge and digital expertise to deliver end-to-end global product engineering services.  We bring together technologies and industries alongside the contributions of diverse individuals and their areas of expertise to solve problems better, faster. This multi-dimensional approach enables us to solve the most important and large-scale challenges across the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy, Hi-Tech, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Rail and Semi-conductor industries. 

New Defender Honours Its Lineage With The 75th Limited Edition

* Exclusive edition: Defender is marking 75 years of Land Rover with the new Defender 75th Limited Edition

* Heritage detailing: Grasmere Green introduced to the exterior and interior with unique 75 Years graphic – available in 90 and 110 body designs

* Still innovating: Equipped with the latest technology including 3D Surround Camera, Matrix LED headlights and Configurable Terrain Response

* Electric performance: 75th Limited Edition available as P400e Electric Hybrid, in addition to P400 and D300 with advanced mild hybrid technology

* Exclusively yours: New Defender 75th Limited Edition is available to configure now at or visit your local Retailer to secure your order

In 1948 the Series I was introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show. Land Rover is marking the anniversary with the Defender 75th Limited Edition.

Available in 90 or 110 body designs, the Defender 75th Limited Edition has an exclusive exterior design theme with unique detailing, finished in iconic Grasmere Green paint with complementing wheels and interior finishes.

The exterior finish introduces Grasmere Green to the Defender line-up for the first time – a hue reserved exclusively for the 75th Limited Edition – with 50.8 cm (20) alloy wheels also in Grasmere Green with matching centre caps. Completing the exterior enhancements are a unique 75 Years graphic and Ceres Silver bumpers.

Defender’s durable and versatile interior has received similar treatment, with the Cross Car Beam finished in brushed Grasmere Green Powder Coat and laser-etched detailing on Cross Car Beam end caps. The seats are finished in Resist Ebony, with the hockey stick on the centre console featuring Robustec material – the most robust fabric available on Defender.

Stuart Frith, Lifecycle Chief Engineer Defender, said: “Since revealing the new Defender, customers around the globe have fallen in love with it and demand remains extremely strong. This new Limited Edition captures the spirit of the past 75 years, with its colour and detailing, and fuses it with innovative new technology such as Hybrid Electric power, Configurable Terrain Response, software over the air updates and unrivalled all-terrain capability.”

The Limited Edition is based on the high-specification HSE, with comprehensive standard equipment. Innovative technology includes 3D Surround Camera, Configurable Terrain Response, Meridian Sound System, Matrix LED front lighting, 28.95 cm (11.4) Pivi Pro infotainment system, Head-Up Display and Wireless Device Charger.

All 75th Limited Edition models also feature a Folding Fabric Roof or the option of a Sliding Panoramic Roof, while superior comfort is provided by 14-way driver and passenger heated electric memory seats, heated steering wheel and Three Zone Climate Control. An Electrically Deployable Tow Bar and All-Season tyres can be added as options for enhanced capability.

Powertrain choices include the powerful and efficient P400e plug-in Electric Hybrid (PHEV) on 110 models, in addition to P400 and D300 Ingenium petrol and diesel options, both utilising Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology to optimise power delivery and fuel economy by harnessing energy normally lost under deceleration and braking.

Defender has won more than 50 global awards, including Top Gear’s 2020 Car of the Year, MotorTrend’s 2021 SUV of the Year and Autocar’s Best SUV 2020 as well as a 5 Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating.

Land Rover was born with the launch of a single vehicle. Today our family of SUVs is testament to the pioneering spirit of innovation that has characterised Land Rover for more than seven decades. Our Defender, Discovery and Range Rover brand families provide unrivalled capability, versatility and luxury – the perfect foundation for another 75 years of success.

Fanzart Launches The Jazzy Handcrafted Woody Exotica In India

The ubiquitous fans are no more just functional contraptions. Their design and colour also add to the beauty of your interiors. Modern interiors now accord the pride of place to the omnipresent fans, each not only coming with innovative functional modes but also packing in beauty where they serve as the highlight in the space.

Fanzart leading luxury fan designers and manufacturers amply recognises this, bringing to the discerning customer models that pack in astounding features, both in physical form as well as functionality. In keeping with this intent, Fanzart launches yet another beauty, adding to its fabulous catalogue of designer fans. The Jazz, a contemporary themed designer fan structured with handcrafted wooden blades is as jazzy as its name indicates.

Contemporary Design

Designed on a wavy triangular note, the blades of Jazz come in light beech colour with the option of customising it in a mindboggling 3600 shades besides the natural woody finish. The centre of the fan comes with metallic cover that adds to the sturdy yet sleek look. The functional quotient of Jazz certainly meets premium expectations, accommodating the unique summer-winter feature. The fans are tailor made to suit any contemporary space, be it the living area, dining, bedroom, patio, home office.

Speaking on the latest launch, Tarun Lala, Director & Co-Founder, Fanzart, “Fans in interiors have transformed from being a mere functional element to becoming a decorative piece, almost an artistic statement in the interior. Meeting this new concept is our latest launch, Jazz, yet another feather in our cap in the range of fans we offer. Jazz brings in unmatched finesse in design along with supreme functional standards. This top range fan serves as a fitting tribute to a contemporary woody interior, accentuating the beauty of the space with its presence.”

Operated by remote, the 52 inch Jazz comes in four delectable avatars of Mediterranean, Transitional, Minimalistic and Coastal. It is powered by a brushless DC motor that reduces power usage by 70 per cent besides making the fan perfectly whisper quiet.

USAID And UNICEF Present Duur Se Namaste, A New Television Series, That Promotes Healthy Behavior In A Post-Pandemic World

* USAID And UNICEF Partnered With Doordarshan To Launch The 18-Part Tele-Series

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF formally launched the Doordarshan and YouTube series titled Duur Se Namaste (“Greetings from a distance!”) at an event held today in New Delhi.

Duur Se Namaste, a fictional Hindi series developed in an entertainment-education format, highlights the challenges of a post-pandemic world and promotes the adoption of healthy behaviors and practices. Weaving messages on COVID-19 vaccine promotion and the need to continue COVID-19 appropriate behavior, the series includes tips for navigating mental health issues for children and young people and supporting children’s learning recovery as they return to school.

Additional Secretary and Mission Director (National Health Mission), Ms Roli Singh and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ms. Neerja Sekhar were present at the inauguration. Ms. Singh spoke on the COVID-19 pandemic and outlined the way forward for the post-pandemic world. Ms Sekhar spoke on the critical role of Mass media and communications in health promotion.

Sharing the vision on the edutainment series, Ms. Veena Reddy, Mission Director of USAID India, said, “COVID-19 knows no borders and no one is safe until everyone is safe. USAID is proud to support Duur Se Namaste, which highlights the challenges of life in the new normal, and ways to navigate these through good health practices."

Highlighting the importance of using mass media for behavioral change, Mr Arjan de Wagt, UNICEF India Deputy Representative a.i, said, “We know from scientific studies in India how impactful television can be in catalysing effective behaviour change, and we have seen the power of visual communication during the pandemic. I am very pleased to join you for the launch of Duur Se Namaste, which is sure to provide not only excellent entertainment to a large audience, but also create a space to discuss important themes like supporting children as they are now back to school, psychosocial support for children of all ages, and mental health challenges among young people.”

Reiterating the commitment of Doordarshan, Mr. Mayank Agrawal, CEO, Prasar Bharati and DG, Doordarshan said, “Duur Se Namaste is a very relevant show in the present times and as India’s Public Service Broadcaster, it is our mandate to ensure that such shows reach the public. We are happy to have this partnership with UNICEF and look forward to continuing our work together for public welfare.”

A theatrical film on Duur Se Namaste was screened at the event, taking the audience through the main story, showing how the messages of vaccine promotion and COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) have been interwoven in the entertainment education series. The event also included a panel with the show’s lead actors Ankit Raizada, Dolly Chawla and Atul Parchure moderated by Manav Rath and Mannish Singh, from the creative team.

The series is produced by National Film Award winner and Padmashee, Nil Madhav Panda’s production house, Elleeanora Images Pvt. Ltd. 

The edutainment series Duur Se Namaste has been on air on DD National at primetime slots since August 14, 2022. The show is broadcast every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon, with repeat telecasts on Saturdays from 6-7 pm. The show is also available on Duur Se Namaste Youtube channel.

It Will Be A Great Fun For Fans To See Legends In Action, Feels Gujarat Giants Coach Venkatesh Prasad

Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad believes the Legends League Cricket will provide an exciting opportunity for Indian cricket fans to witness the cricketing greats in action as the second season of the league kick-starts at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata today.  

“This league is taking cricket to different parts of the country like Jodhpur and Lucknow. People will get to see some legends playing in front of their eyes. It will be great fun for the spectators as they might not have seen these greats of the game playing live before,” Prasad said.

Prasad has been appointed as the coach of Gujarat Giants, which is owned by Adani Sportsline. The team is led by one of India’s best opening batsmen of all time, Virender Sehwag and consists of top names from the world including six-hitter Chris Gayle, Richard Levi, Daniel Vettori, Kevin O’Brien and Ajantha Mendis.

The second season of Legends League Cricket will feature cricket stars from 10 countries. A four-franchise league will be played in Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Cuttack and Jodhpur with the final scheduled on October 5.

The 53-year-old cricketer felt the league also offers an excellent opportunity for cricketing stars to enjoy the game even after retiring from international cricket.

“It’s great opportunity for the players. Legends League Cricket is a good concept. Earlier retired cricketers only had the option of coaching or commentary but now with this league even after having stopped playing international cricket they can come back and play Legends League Cricket,” he said.

Prasad further said it’s tough to pick one team with all the sides equally balanced but added that he would love to see Gujarat Giants to go in the final and win the inaugural league just like how India won the 2007 T20I World Cup.  

“We do have a couple of players in our team like Sehwag and Joginder Sharma, who were part of the Indian team that lifted the T20I World Cup in 2007.”

Sehwag’s Gujarat Giants will begin their campaign against Gautam Gambhir’s India Capitals in the league opener in Kolkata on September 17. Manipal Tigers and Bhilwara Kings are the other two teams taking part in the league.

UPL, CleanMax Partner To New Renewable Energy Project In Gujarat

* UPL and CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. are to build a wind solar hybrid power project of 61.05 MW in the state of Gujarat, India.

* The project will result in UPL using renewable energy to fulfil 30% of its total power consumption needs globally

* The captive project will lead to carbon abatement of 1.25 Lakh tonnes of co2 equivalent per annum.

UPL Ltd. (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070 LSE: UPLL) (‘UPL’), a global provider of sustainable agricultural solutions, today announced a joint venture with CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions (‘CleanMax’), a Mumbai-based renewable energy company, to establish a hybrid solar-wind energy power plant in Gujarat, India.

UPL and CleanMax will set-up and operate a hybrid captive power plant with a capacity of 28.05 MW of solar power and 33 MW of wind power. Combining two of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies, this project will enable UPL to increase its renewable energy usage to 30% of its total global power consumption (against 8% currently). Due to their complementary nature, wind solar hybrid power plants are highly efficient, providing reliable and continuous power supply that helps to effectively manage power loads.

Jai Shroff, Global CEO of UPL, said: “At UPL, we are committed to Reimagining Sustainability internally as well as with our farming partners. Ensuring we have access to reliable, clean energy will help realize that vision as we significantly reduce our carbon footprint. We look forward to welcoming CleanMax to our OpenAg network through this partnership and are excited to be joining India’s green energy wave.”

Kuldeep Jain, Founder & Managing Director, CleanMax said, “This 61.05 MW captive wind solar hybrid project is a part of a larger wind solar hybrid farm developed by CleanMax in Gujarat. The overall capacity of the CleanMax wind solar hybrid farm stands at over 400 MW; comprising 230 MW wind and 180 MW solar; leading to carbon abatement of 8.75 Lakh tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum.”

“We are excited to partner with UPL. The hybrid plant combines wind and solar power to maintain a consistently high supply of renewable energy to UPL across months and different times of the day.”

Acer Televisions Will Be Launching Its Premium Range of Televisions Products In Indian Market

* The premium series will come with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

* The latest product line will have HiFi Pro Speakers with 60W sound output

* Customers will also get a 3-year warranty in this series

Indkal Technologies, the official licensee of Acer Home Entertainment business in India today announced that it will be launching its new line of premium televisions based on Android TV 11 - the H and S-Series. The new product line-up will come with next-generation features like Dolby Atmos and Vision ensuring customers a cinematic viewing experience at home, and MEMC technology for smoother picture and video quality.

The new range of products will sport the Hi-Fi Pro audio system with a 60-watt sound output in the H series and a 50-watt speaker on the 65-inch model that delivers an exceptional audio experience. The televisions will be complemented with premium metal finish, shell body, and frameless design. Another very large value addition is the 3-year warranty on the UHD models of both the H and the S series.

The latest product line-up will be available on all e-commerce platforms and over 4000 retail outlets with display sizes- 32” HD, 43” UHD, 50” UHD, 55” UHD, and 65” UHD. 

Some of the other key specifications in this series are the in-built Smart Blue Light Reduction technology, HDR 10+ with HLG support, Super Brightness, Black Level Augmentation, 4K Upscaling, 2-way Bluetooth, Dual Band Wi-Fi, and much more.

While the launch price of 32” HD will be at Rs. 14,999, 43” UHD at Rs. 29,999, 50” UHD at Rs. 34,999, 55 UHD at Rs. 39,999, and 65” UHD at Rs. 64,999, however, all the models will be available at a special introductory price for a limited time at the launch which also marks the start of the festive season.


Indkal Technologies Private Limited is a technology and innovation company based out of Bengaluru. Indkal excels in delivering, high-quality and revolutionary products across a wide spectrum of consumer electronics appliances and products. Founded in the year 2020, the company’s mission is to provide prudent, high-quality, and contemporary products to the growing Indian consumer market. 

Mindtree Foundation Launches A Unique Certificate Program In Information Technology For Underserved Youth

Mindtree Foundation, the CSR arm of global technology services and digital transformation company Mindtree, today launched a unique certificate program in Information Technology for underserved youth.

As part of the 18-month program, students will receive training in Information Technology, a monthly stipend throughout the duration of the program, and placement assistance upon completion of the program. The program is being implemented in collaboration with Edunet Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes technology skilling, employment, and entrepreneurship, and the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Dharwad, one of India’s premium educational institutions set up under a non-profit, public-private-partnership model with the Ministry of Education, Government of India, Government of Karnataka and industry partner Keonics.

The inaugural batch will consist of 200 youths who have cleared their grade ten exams and have been out of school or pre-university for not more than two years. Following screening and counselling by Edunet Foundation, they will undergo a two-week bootcamp and go on to specialize in either full-stack software development or IT-enabled services. Validated by academic partner IIIT Dharwad, the program will be delivered in a blended mode through instructor-led and self-paced modules, complemented with workshops, expert talks, project work and internships.

Debashis Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Mindtree, said, “This program is a part of our commitment to advance economic mobility through high-quality technology training. Strengthening India’s global leadership in the digital economy requires the diversification of talent pipelines. By equipping themselves for careers in the high-growth information technology sector, these students will not only create wealth and opportunities for themselves and their communities, but also contribute to innovations of tomorrow.”      

Photo Caption:  Mindtree Foundation_Launching Unique Certificate Program in IT_Leaders displaying Tripartite Agreement: Seen displaying the tripartite agreement (from L&R): Nagesh Singh - Executive Director, Edunet Foundation; Dr. Chinnappa B. Akki - Registrar (Acting), Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad, Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, IT&BT, Science and Technology and Skill Development, Government of Karnataka; Debasis Chatterjee - Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mindtree Ltd.

Happiest Minds Technologies Deploys Solar Plant At Its Bengaluru Campus: Carbon Neutrality By 2030

Happiest Minds Technologies Limited (NSE: HAPPSTMNDS), a ‘Born Digital. Born Agile’ digital transformation and IT Solutions Company today announced commissioning of a 183kWp Solar Power Plant at its Smiles 2 campus at Madivala, Bengaluru.

Happiest Minds aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations by 2030 and aspires to be known for its high levels of ESG standards.  The new solar power plant is a step in its road map to achieve its vision and be part of a cleaner energy future and building long-term business sustainability.

The 183 kWp solar power plant deployed by EcoSoch Solar will generate 256 MWh of electricity per year and is estimated to reduce 210 MT of carbon emissions annually and 5200 MT over its lifecycle.

Venkatraman Narayanan, MD & CFO, Happiest Minds Technologies said, “At Happiest Minds, we are consciously embedding sustainability in every aspect of our business by striving for more mindful ways to reduce the impact on the planet, whilst providing digital, agile, and sustainable solutions to our customers.  Our Mission statement for the Company is ‘Happiest People . Happiest Customers’ which also contextually extends to ‘Happiest Planet . Happiest Business’”.

In line with India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) target to achieve about 40% cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources and to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 33% to 35% from 2005 level by 2030, Happiest Minds aims to lead the way in contributing to the country’s solar energy target. Its environment group called D’Carbon – Clean, Assured and Responsible Building of Outcomes towards Neutrality is on a mission to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions and further drive high-impact climate action.

About Happiest Minds Technologies:

Happiest Minds’ Technologies Limited (NSE: HAPPSTMNDS), a Mindful IT Company, enables digital transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experiences, business efficiency and actionable insights. We do this by leveraging a spectrum of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, digital process automation, internet of things, robotics/drones, security, virtual/augmented reality, and more. Positioned as ‘Born Digital. Born Agile’, our capabilities span digital solutions, infrastructure, product engineering and security. We deliver these services across industry sectors such as automotive, BFSI, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, edutech, engineering R&D, hi-tech, manufacturing, retail, and travel/transportation/hospitality.

A Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, Happiest Minds is headquartered in Bangalore, India, with operations in the U.S., the UK, Canada, Australia, and the Middle East

Housejoy 2.0 To Reinvent Itself As A Niche Model In Design, Construct And Maintain Segment

Housejoy, a Bengaluru based start-up, once again raised the bar with an innovative and brand-new model for India’s most leading IRC company (Interior, Renovation, Construction and Maintenance), to become a one-stop shop for all your home construction needs.  The company have seen a potential growth and demand in this construction sector post covid this led to re-invent itself in Design, Construct and Maintain segment. With this new niche model company will be continuing its’ pioneering and trend-setting endeavor to transform the customer experience and will be expanding its base to multiple cities in tier 2 and 3 cities.

The construction business in India had affected severely during the pandemic. Housejoy has also encountered many challenges during pandemic and had to limit their business. During the pandemic and with work from home scenarios many people have come up with renovating, re-designing and build better place to work at home itself. Thus, this gave an opportunity for the business like this to reinvent themselves.

Speaking on the occasion, Sanchit Gaurav, CEO – Housejoy: “Housejoy ever since its existence has been a pioneer in innovation and setting trends for project management consultancy business. With this new model we want to bring the best construction practice in the industry, wherein our customers can avail end to end solutions and full transparency in building their dream homes. With a simple and concise new model, we aim to rebuild the trust among our customers. Housejoy not only improves the convenience of the customers in all the stages of building their dream home but accelerates the trust and confidence towards us”.

What’s New in ‘Housejoy 2.0’?

The new model Design, Construct and Maintain, the company is creating a one-stop destination for home construction for all the customers right from the plan approval to handover. It gives customer to be the in-charge of all the process as there will be no stage payments, no escrows, one can do payments as you go on. This will help customers to spend less and save more. The company wants to convey a message to its customer that ‘We’re All About Options’ and the customers get any kind of house, designs, materials sourced from any part of the India through the company. Housejoy 2.0 guarantees absolute transparency in all the stages for you.

Currently the company is focusing on the completion of all the long-standing projects. Housejoy’s breakthrough technology platform for sales, CRM, Project management & monitoring, Consumer App, CCTV accesses, Material management platform, Vendor platform, CONQUEST platform helps its customers to build their dream house.100% Fintech Support through FINZY, LIQUILOANS & RU Loans. Housejoy also offers Legal support for any unforeseen events incidents during the entire project phase, evaluations etc.  Remuneration from the customers will be taken partially and in stages by Housejoy.

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Nestlé India Expands Portfolio, Launches CEREGROW Grain Selection Inspired By Traditional Ingredients

In line with Nestlé India’s commitment to innovate by unlocking the power of food, Nestlé CEREGROW™ has expanded its portfolio with the launch of a new sub brand, CEREGROW™ Grain Selection™. Inspired by traditional ingredients, the 1st product being launched in this range is a nutritious cereal for toddlers made from ragi, mixed fruits and ghee.

Commenting on the launch, Vineet Singh, Head, Nutrition Business, Nestlé India, said, “After the pandemic, parents are increasingly looking for ways to integrate traditional ingredients and recipes into their children’s diets, along with the confidence of assured nutrition. Nestlé CEREGROW™ Multigrain Cereals with Milk & Fruit, has been one of our most successful launches in the recent past with the promise of ‘Full Nutrition, Full Assurance (Poora Poshan, Poori Tasalli)’. We believe that the all-new CEREGROW™ Grain Selection™ Ragi mixed fruits & ghee, will help mothers incorporate traditional ingredients in their toddler’s diet in a nutritious and tasty form.”

Millets have been an integral component of the food basket in India, and CEREGROW™ Grain Selection™ is an ode to rediscover the value of these traditional millets. The new, CEREGROW™ Grain Selection™ ragi, mixed fruit & ghee, would be available across major retail and online stores in India.

To honour the nutrient-rich millets and increase public awareness, 2023 has been declared as the International Year of Millets. Grown for over 4000 years, millets like ragi (also known as nachni, mandua, keppai) require less water for cultivation and is good for sustainable agriculture.

CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad Performs First Gynaecology Procedure In Asia Pacific Using Medtronic Hugo Robotic-Assisted Surgery System

* First hospital in Telangana to install Medtronic Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery system

* Hysterectomy performed on 46- year- old female with enlarged uterus

Hyderabad based CARE Hospitals Group, an asset of TPG Growth managed Evercare Fund, and India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), today announced the first gynecology (hysterectomy) procedure in Asia-Pacific using Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) system. The announcement was made in the presence of Mr. T Harish Rao, Minister of Finance, Health, Medical, and Family Welfare, State of Telangana; Mr. Jasdeep Singh, Group CEO of CARE Hospitals; Dr Nikhil Mathur, Group Chief of Medical Services, Dr. Manjula Anagani, Padmashree awardee, Clinical Director and HOD of CARE Vatsalya Woman & Child Institute; and Mansi Wadhwa Rao, Head of Growth Programs, Medtronic India.

The milestone procedure was performed by the expert clinical team of CARE Hospitals, led by Dr. Manjula Anagani, at the group’s flagship facility located at Banjara Hills.  The patient, a 46-year-old woman, was suffering from prolonged Adenomyosis, a condition that causes the uterus to thicken and enlarge. She underwent a robotic-assisted total hysterectomy procedure where the affected uterus was removed using the HugoTM RAS system. CARE becomes the first hospital in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to install this new robotic-assisted surgery system from Medtronic.

Quoted by Mr. T Harish Rao, Minister of Finance, Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Telangana, said, “Investments in technology enabled healthcare solutions is vital to ensure quality patient care at affordable costs. High quality equipment like robotic system helps improves accuracy, reduces hospitals stay, fasten patient’s recovery.”

Mr. Jasdeep Singh, Group CEO, CARE Hospitals said, “CARE Hospitals has always been at the forefront of providing technology and clinical expertise enabled healthcare solutions to the patient community in both metro and non-metro cities. The introduction of the all-new Hugo™ RAS system from Medtronic is a testament to our pioneering initiatives and perfectly complements the continued efforts of our surgeons in delivering the high-quality care to our patients.”

Talking about the surgery, Dr. Manjula Anagani said, “Utilizing the new RAS system from Medtronic for hysterectomy, which was APAC’s first gynecological procedure, is a testimony to our dedication to provide high-end clinical care. It is a proud moment for all our teams, and we look forward to using this innovative robotic system to expand access to the powerful benefits of minimally invasive surgery to more patients.”

“We’re proud to celebrate this exciting milestone with CARE Hospitals,” said Mansi Wadhwa Rao, Head of Growth Programs, Medtronic India. “These first cases with the Hugo™ RAS system are ushering in a new era of robotic-assisted surgery in India and around the globe. That is made possible by our partnership with the CARE Hospital team and our shared vision for patient care and the future of surgery.”

Elaborating about the Advanced Robotic program, Dr. Nikhil Mathur, Group Chief of Medical Services said” This landmark surgery will open up new opportunities for our team of world-class surgeons to further use the Hugo™ RAS system in other clinical specialties. We look forward to using this innovative robotic system to expand access to the powerful benefits of minimally invasive surgery to more patients looking for treatment under General Surgery, Urology, Gynecology and more.”

The HugoTM RAS system is a modular, multi-quadrant platform designed for a broad range of soft-tissue procedures. It combines wristed instruments, 3D visualization, and Touch Surgery™ Enterprise, a cloud-based surgical video capture and management solution, with dedicated support teams specializing in robotics program optimization, service, and training. It is designed to bring the benefits of minimally invasive surgery —fewer complications, smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and a faster return to normal activities1–3,† — to more patient around the world. And, in doing so, help address global inequities in access to care.  

About CARE Hospitals:

CARE Hospitals Group is a multi-specialty healthcare provider operating 16 healthcare facilities serving 8 cities across 6 states in India. The network has its presence in Hyderabad, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur, Indore & Aurangabad. A regional leader in South and Central India and counted among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains, CARE Hospitals delivers comprehensive care in over 30 clinical specialties, with over 2700 beds. Presently CARE Hospitals operates under the aegis of the Evercare Group, an impact-driven healthcare network extending its services across South Asia and Africa.

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About Medtronic:

Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the leading global healthcare technology company that boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people across 150 countries. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for all. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.

Engineers Set To Shape A New Era of Frontier Technologies Including AI And Web3: CoinSwitch CEO

Indian engineers and product builders have a rich history of simplifying complex technologies for common users. This is the Indian school of product building.

We can see this theme in multiple industries: The ISRO engineers have built a homegrown space industry of great utility to the common person cost-efficiently; builders of Aadhaar leveraged complex technologies like biometric authentication to simplify pain problems like identity verification. UPI made peer-to-peer and peer-to-merchant payments so easy and seamless.

Today, a new generation of cutting-edge technologies such as AI and Web3 is upon us. While these frontier technologies are evolving rapidly in the West, I firmly believe that technologies such as Web3 can truly reach its potential if they go through the Indian rigour of simplifying the complexities.

India’s unmatched talent density, internet adoption, and public digital infrastructure place us in a sweet spot to lead this technology revolution.

Over the next decade, I see Indian engineers and product builders simplifying Web3 and shaping it to solve unique user problems. As its real-world utility rises, so are the solutions to many problem statements solved by developers with an engineering background. What we do today will be foundational to the new internet. Hopefully, tomorrow’s Amazon and Google will be built in India.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Emirates And United Expand Market Presence Through New Agreement

* Emirates customers to connect on United to nearly 200 new cities in the Americas, through Chicago, San Francisco and Houston

* United to launch new nonstop flights between New York/Newark and Dubai in March 2023; connecting customers through Dubai to more than 100 new destinations on Emirates and flydubai

Emirates and United announced a historic commercial agreement today that will enhance each airline’s network and give their customers easier access to hundreds of new destinations* within the United States and around the world.

From November, Emirates customers flying into Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston - three of the biggest business hubs in the U.S – will be able to easily connect onto United flights to and from nearly 200 cities across the Americas on a single ticket.

At the eight other U.S. airports served by Emirates – Boston, Dallas, LA, Miami, JFK, Orlando, Seattle and Washington DC – both airlines will have an interline arrangement in place.

United will launch a new direct flight between Newark and Dubai starting in March 2023 – from there, customers will be able to travel on Emirates or its sister airline flydubai to more than 100 cities. Tickets for United’s new Dubai flight are now on sale.

Emirates and United announced their agreement today at a ceremonial event at Dulles International Airport, hosted by United CEO Scott Kirby and Emirates President Sir Tim Clark, featuring United and Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and flight crews from each carrier.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Two of the biggest, and best-known airlines in the world are joining hands to fly people better to more places, at a time when travel demand is rebounding with a vengeance. It’s a significant partnership that will unlock tremendous consumer benefit and bring the United Arab Emirates and the United States even closer. We welcome United’s return to Dubai next year, where our hub Dubai essentially becomes a gateway for United to reach Asia, Africa and the Middle East via the combined network of Emirates and flydubai. We look forward to developing our partnership with United for the long term.”

Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines said: “This agreement unites two iconic, flag carrier airlines who share a common commitment to creating the best customer experience in the skies. United’s new flight to Dubai and our complementary networks will make global travel easier for millions of our customers, helping boost local economies and strengthen cultural ties. This is a proud moment for both United and Emirates employees, and I look forward to our journey together.”

Customers of both airlines can soon book these connecting flights on a single ticket – making check-in and luggage transfer faster and easier. For example – travelers will be able to visit or use the United app to book a flight from New York/Newark to Karachi, Pakistan or go to to book a flight from Dubai to Atlanta or Honolulu.

This agreement will also give the loyalty program members of both airlines more opportunities for more rewards: Emirates Skywards members can soon earn miles when they travel on United operated flights, and United Mileage Plus members flying on United’s New York/Newark to Dubai flight will be able to earn and redeem miles when connecting beyond on Emirates and flydubai.

Eligible customers travelling on codeshare flights will also soon enjoy access to Emirates and United lounges. More details on frequent flyer awards and lounge sharing benefits will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Both airlines have recently announced significant investments in the customer experience. Emirates will retrofit more than 120 aircraft as part of a $2 billion effort that includes elevated meal choices, a brand-new vegan menu, a ‘cinema in the sky’ experience, cabin interior upgrades, and sustainable choices. At United, the airline will add 500 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft to its fleet with a focus on a new signature interior that includes seat-back screens in every seat, larger overhead bins, Bluetooth connectivity throughout, and the industry’s fastest available in-flight WiFi.

* Codeshare activities and United’s new flight to Dubai are subject to government approvals.

Soroco Scout Now Available In Microsoft Azure Marketplace Globally

Soroco, the world’s first work graph company, today announced the availability of Soroco ScoutTM, the flagship product powered by work graph in Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Soroco’s global customers can take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform with streamlined deployment and management.

Munjal Jhala, Global Head of Channels and Alliances, Soroco, said, “Enterprises today seek deeper granular insights to accelerate their change programs. With Soroco ScoutTM, enterprises can unlock complex and unstructured enterprise datasets, a powerful source for driving digital transformation with multiple levers. With Scout now available in Azure Marketplace, customers can accelerate the transformations they need.”

Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. said, “We’re pleased to welcome Soroco to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gives our partners great exposure to cloud customers around the globe. Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.”

The Scout work graph platform is focused on enterprise-scale needs and serves 1000s of users within each organization. It needs zero IT integration, protects end-user privacy, and is GDPR compliant. Scout discovers work patterns specific to each team and provides AI-driven recommendations on ROI and optimization levers. It is built cloud-native to scale and is available in both PaaS and SaaS. Soroco’s availability on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace will bring added value to the global ecosystem by helping enterprises drive structured insights from unstructured and undocumented data generated from teams’ digital experiences throughout the workday, which is critical for gaining granular visibility into how work happens on the ground.

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use. To get started with Soroco on the Azure Marketplace, go to the Soroco listing in the Azure Marketplace, review our plans and pricing, click “Get it now,” and subscribe today.

About Soroco:

Soroco is building the world’s first work graph platform — a database of shared digital experiences emanating from our daily work. Today, teams spend over 60% of the workday on unstructured interactions across emails, documents, and custom applications – outside of ERP, CRM, and other systems of record. This massive enterprise data is untapped and undocumented. Our flagship product Scout, powered by the work graph, provides near real-time, structured insights into this last mile of work and helps enterprises accelerate their transformation journey. Unlike traditional solutions, the “work graph” provides a single source of truth. We have operations across the USA, Europe, UK, Singapore & India with a roster of Fortune 500 customers across 30 countries. 

Visit to learn how we help teams discover their work graph.

Celebrate The Joy of Gifting With Fabindia This Festive Season

Fabindia is ready for the festivities this season with an exclusive gifting edition curating a one-stop shopping experience for all gift giving. This edit includes fabgift cards, fabHome giftables, fabessentials skincare gift boxes and mould and fold customizable flat-pack gift boxes. This festive season, Fabindia wants to make shopping fun with Gifts That Give Joy, Gifts That Do Good, Gifts That Inspire, and innovative services that help make the festive season completely stress-free in-store and online.

FabGIFT Cards: New launch of our beautiful fab gift cards this season, just add the amount and gift it to your friends and family. How Fab is that! CELEBRATE LOVE AND LIGHT,AND SEND LOVE THIS FESTIVE SEASON

FabHOME Giftables: Whether it is for your home or a gift for the host, explore hand-crafted gift boxes with a choice of candles, votives, mugs, glasses, serve-ware and many more home accents this season at fabindia CELEBRATE CRAFT, CELEBRATE HERITAGE, CELEBRATE THE JOY OF GIFTING THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Fabessential Gift Boxes: For yourself or for your friends, these fabessential gift boxes are not only pretty on the outside but the natural products of skincare designed specially to rejuvenate your beautiful skin this festive season are something you will certainly be talking about this season! CELEBRATE BEAUTY, CELEBRATE KINDNESS BECAUSE KINDNESS IS ESSENTIAL THIS FESTIVE SEASON.

For a more personalised touch;  choose a gift or curate a collection of gifts, select an appropriately sized goft box available in 3 sizes and Fabindia will wrap it up beautifully with that special touch of goodness and style creating a personalized experience for you and your loved one who will receive this gift from you.

Dipali Patwa, the Group Head of Brand, Community and Digital at Fabindia Limited says, “Giving the perfect gift is a personal and thoughtful consideration. Fabindia’s gifting solutions are specially created by our designers, skillfully crafted by artisans, curated just for you; our community this festive season.”.

And did you know that our Fab Ambassadors are on the shop floor to help you. Having trouble identifying the perfect gift? Fab Ambassadors will be at your service to provide expert gift shopping recommendations.

Zaggle Launches Zoyer To Modernise Business Payments For Enterprises And SMEs

* Data-driven business spend platform tightly coupled with Zaggle credit cards

Zaggle, India’s leading B2B2C SaaS FinTech providing integrated card products bundled with SaaS-based business spend offerings, today, announced the launch of Zoyer to simplify and automate business to business payments for Enterprises and SMEs.  Zoyer unites accounts payable and credit card payments onto a single platform to enable enterprises streamline business to business payables for effectively managing operating cash flows and maximizing business performance.

The latest innovation is another step in actualising Zaggle’s vision to becoming a global digital bank that addresses the complete financial management, payments and credit flow needs of enterprises and SMEs. Currently, Zaggle’s multi-product suite is deployed by some of the largest corporates and SMEs in India to manage employee expenses and channel incentives tightly integrated with prepaid cards from leading banks in the country.

Business-to-business (B2B) payables is estimated to be a US$2 trillion opportunity in India. Today a significant proportion of spend is entrenched in paper-laden, manual and complex processes, which hamstrings ability of finance, procurement, technology teams to effectively manage operating cash flows. A cloud-native platform, Zoyer improves efficiencies by automating the complete accounts payable lifecycle including supplier on-boarding, PO issuance, invoice capture, three-way reconciliation, payments and advanced reporting.

The platform supports multi-payment rails real-time account to account and card rails enabling businesses to make payments from within the same platform. Zoyer uniquely embeds Zaggle branded card products such as Founders Card and corporate credit cards directly into accounts payable workflows for seamless payments. The integrated credit card offering enables corporates to securely and efficiently manage a range of transactions including vendor payments, utility and tax (GST) payments. Corporates benefit from optimised processing costs via earned rebates and cashbacks with the added benefit of access to immediate credit to improve working capital and better manage liquidity positions.

Speaking on the launch Raj N, Founder, Zaggle, stated; “We are excited to launch Zoyer to drive the next stage of development in our digital banking journey and deliver real value to our customers. B2B enablement to track, monitor, issue and manage credit and access to credit for the enterprise and SME segments represent a trillion-dollar market opportunity and is ripe for disruption. At Zaggle, we are continually striving to deliver best-in-class digital solutions to become the preferred one-stop B2B payments and credit provider for enterprise and SMEs. Zoyer reinforces our ongoing commitment to empower businesses with solutions engineered to optimise core financial management processes and strengthen organizational resilience.”

Speaking on the launch, Avinash Godkhindi, CEO, Zaggle, said; “Enterprises and SMEs have a significant need to digitalise B2B payment processes so they can rapidly adapt to changing market dynamics. But the segment remains vastly underserved by incumbent solutions and limited self-manageable credit cards or corporate cards. We are proud to bring a functionally rich, business spend management platform with credit/corporate cards capabilities that makes capital-efficient growth a reality. Beyond digitalising core invoicing and payment flows, with Zoyer, we are laying a strong growth foundation by enabling businesses to manage liquidity through better allocation of working capital and providing an immediate credit line tied to credit cards.”

Speaking on the launch Sathish N, CPO, Zaggle, said; “Zoyer is part of a rapidly growing portfolio of innovative financial management SaaS solutions that Zaggle is launching for the enterprise and the SME segment. Zoyer is a natural adjacency for us, which makes our spend management offering more complete and just perfect for Zaggle to get into corporate spend cards and credit cards. Zaggle positioning with Zoyer as the single source of truth on everything “Expense” for businesses that we serve. Additionally, a platform-centric approach allows us to layer on allied Zaggle branded and third-party products to meet evolving financial needs of businesses, minimising the need for investments in multiple systems, he added.”

Zoyer offers a mobile-first, data-driven decisioning, API-first technology platform that tightly integrated with CMS platforms to enables continual and efficient credit management within the business workforce. In the initial launch, five critical personas and their pain points will be addressed. These will be further enhanced, basis a robust research based 12-month roadmap in place. Built over the Amazon cloud, Zoyer’s customers can deploy the full-stack platform with minimal upfront investment and a competitive ‘pay as you use’ commercial model.  The unique features built into the platform include:

o   AI and ML-based touchless invoice processing workflows eliminate manual tasks and improve straight through processing

o   Support for multiple payment modes, including corporate credit cards, real-time payments, and bank transfers in line with business needs

o   Embedded credit card and virtual card offering provides opportunities to earn cash back and rebates on spend

o   Integrated analytics offers insights to power continuous process improvement and optimise spends

o   Assured compliance with in-country invoicing, data archival, and taxation regulations

o   API-first architecture for seamless integration with existing ERP and accounting systems as well as payment processors, banks and third party added value service providers

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About Zaggle 

Zaggle is a profitable SaaS FinTech company that is digitizing business spends to drive growth and unlock value through innovative and automated workflows. Zaggle was founded by Raj. N, a serial entrepreneur and an active angel investor with a vision to become a global digital bank. The company began its journey in 2011 with the vision of developing a digital ecosystem that would connect corporations and their users with partner merchants through its innovative FinTech solutions. Since its inception, Zaggle has been working on evolving technologies that have helped the company to develop relevant solutions and platforms that are in raging demand in the contemporary times. Our specialty lies in arraying cutting edge technologies viz., AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning) and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) which are conducive in facilitating a seamless experience to our users. At present, Zaggle is closely working with IndusInd, RBL, NSDL Payments Bank and YES Bank and RuPay, VISA and MasterCard.?  

Currently, Zaggle has 4,500+ clients, 12000+ merchants and over 4.5 million users. The company has offices across 9 cities with 350+ employees and is committed to bringing the best in class user experience to its users. 

Zaggle’s Solutions: 

•Save: Save is a spend management, employee reimbursements and benefits platform that enables companies and their employees to save by digitising, organising and aggregating their spends. The entire process is digital which facilitates complete transparency in terms of the spend being on the correct category and making the process entirely seamless and enabling users to effortlessly manage their spends. The platform is powered by AI and ML which can easily identify and duplicate bills and helps companies save more annually. 

•Propel: Propel is an employee rewards & recognition and channel incentivization solution that enables companies to communicate, engage, motivate and reward its employees and channel partners to drive growth. It helps in solving the intricate issues that involve the management of the complete lifecycle of sales incentives right from the development of schemes until the end-users receive it including analytics and reconciliation. This platform manages all your reward programs from a single integrated platform to increase productivity, greater profitability and reduced attrition. 

This Festive Season De Beers Forevermark Unveils The Bold New Additions From The Forevermark Avaanti Collection

This festive season, sees three exciting new additions to the Forevermark Avaanti collection. Adding a fresh, contemporary chapter to the evolution of the modern collection, the latest designs embody a spirit of possibility, inspiring the wearer to realise their power and make a lasting statement every day. 

Driven by a single belief that what the future holds can unfold from a single ripple, the Forevermark Avaanti collection is a reminder of the remarkable things that follow from life’s first leaps. The new distinctive wrap design is an evocative symbol of the path already forged and the future that can still be influenced. Like an unstoppable current, the curves of the new distinctive wrap design swirl around with unyielding momentum.

“Diamonds hold a deep emotional value for our clients in India and with the success of the Avaanti Collection last year, we saw the rising demand for everyday wear, classic jewellery so this season we are introducing a bold new addition of the Forevermark Avaanti Collection in three contemporary new designs. Each diamond in the collection comes with a De Beers Forevermark’s unique inscription number that bears the assurance of each diamond being beautiful, rare, and responsibly sourced.” said, Mr. Sachin Jain, Managing Director, De Beers India.

The new rings, pendants and earrings all feature a genuine and natural diamond, set in 18K yellow, white or rose gold. The clean, dynamic designs are also available with the added radiance of pavé-set diamonds. Worn together or alone, these earrings, pendants, and rings make a bold statement of confidence, adding to the ever-evolving story of those seeking their next adventure.

The Forevermark Avaanti Collection is available at authorized De Beers Forevermark jewellers or to discover the collection online please visit the Forevermark Avaanti Collection online.

Kohli Recalls Childhood Memories With Cool Street Cricket Slangs

Street cricket has been an integral part of almost everyone’s childhood, especially if you are born in a cricket-crazy nation like India.

On Thursday, star India cricketer Virat Kohli walked down memory lane and recalled funny street cricket slangs used during his childhood in a video uploaded by him and sportswear brand PUMA on its social media platforms.

A video, titled Do You Know Your Cricket Slang put the spotlight on Kohli as the batting icon explained the meanings of popular local slangs used in Indian street cricket such as ‘Batta’ and ‘Baby Over’.

Kohli couldn’t hold back the laughter as he narrated the instances in response to local cricket terms. “Batta is a desi and rugged word for chucking,” Kohli said as part of his funny response to the term as he spent some light moments off-the-field in a short fun video clip.

Batta is a commonly used word in Indian street cricket where a bowler might chuck the ball.

The 33-year-old batting legend is also known for his fun and jovial side. The amusing video clip, organised by PUMA, witnessed the passionate cricketer’s off-the-field personality. Cricket is full of offbeat terms and expressions and a successful player ought to know his game-glossary well.

Kohli has, undoubtedly, performed exceedingly well over the last few weeks, slamming his much-awaited 71st century as well as two half-centuries to conclude tournament as the second highest run-getter.

PUMA shares a close association with Kohli since 2017 and collaborates with him on brand one8. The German sportswear brand is also the official kit partner of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore with Kohli as a key player in the team.

Lam Research Opens New Center For Engineering In Bengaluru, India

* New, cutting-edge facility will leverage the country’s engineering talent pool to accelerate Lam’s research and development of semiconductor manufacturing equipment & related technologies 

Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) today celebrated the opening of the company’s new India Center for Engineering in Bengaluru, the company’s most advanced facility in the country to date. The new lab will focus on the research and development (R&D), engineering and testing of wafer fabrication hardware and software used in the creation of next-generation DRAM, NAND and logic technologies, and will be an integral part of the company’s leading-edge global network of labs. 

“We are proud to build on our long-standing presence in India with the opening of our new, world-class Center for Engineering,” said Tim Archer, president and CEO of Lam Research. “This important facility is an expansion of Lam’s R&D operations and will play a critical role in the creation of new technologies needed in a time of rising semiconductor manufacturing complexity. It enables us to capitalize on the tremendous pool of technical talent in India as we strive to solve our customers’ biggest challenges.”

At the new lab, engineers will span a range of disciplines, from plasma and materials science to artificial intelligence and software controls. Featuring state-of-the-art design and testing equipment, Lam engineers in India can design, test, and validate new deposition and etch technologies on site rather than sending them to other locations, thereby offering the potential to significantly shorten the design cycle. The new lab will also feature virtual reality facilities to connect with other engineers around the globe. 

“Since opening our first facility in India two decades ago, the ingenuity and dedication of our engineering and operations teams here have been key to the development of innovations that have helped propel the advancement of semiconductor technology,” said Rangesh Raghavan, Lam Research’s India corporate vice president and general manager. “I would like to thank our employees in India and around the world for their work to help to make this new, state-of-the art facility a reality.”

In addition to the new center, Lam currently operates two additional facilities in Bengaluru largely dedicated to software and hardware engineering and support for Lam’s global manufacturing operations. 

At today’s opening ceremony, Lam also announced scholarships for three female students to pursue their engineering studies as part of Lam's ongoing commitment to inspiring and supporting future science, technology, engineering and math talent, including potential opportunities for the semiconductor industry in India. 

About Lam Research  

Lam Research Corporation is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam’s equipment and services allow customers to build smaller and better-performing devices. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. We combine superior systems engineering, technology leadership, and a strong values-based culture, with an unwavering commitment to our customers. Lam Research (Nasdaq: LRCX) is a FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with operations around the globe. Learn more at  

Great Learning To Host A Webinar On “How To Kickstart Your Career In EV Industry " On Sept 16

Great Learning, a leading global edtech company for higher and professional education is hosting a webinar for working professionals and fresh graduates who are looking for a career in EV Industry. The webinar will provide an overview of the current EV landscape, discuss career paths, types of jobs, and key skills required to crack them. This engaging live session will be followed by a Q/A round with Mr. Srinivas Aravapalli (CEO - BlueBinaries Engineering and Solutions Pvt Ltd | Ex - Mahindra). The scheduled session will throw light on how the PG Program in Electric Vehicle Design offered by Great Lakes Executive Learning can advance your career. 

This session will be conducted from 7:00pm IST, on September 16, 2022.

Registration Link for the Webinar (Free) -

About Great Learning 

Great Learning, a part of the BYJU'S group, the world’s largest edtech company, is a leading global ed-tech company for professional and higher education. It offers comprehensive,  industry-relevant programs across various cutting-edge Technology, Data, and Business domains. Great Learning's programs are developed in collaboration with the world's foremost academic institutions like Deakin University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, MIT Professional Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Wharton Online, National University Singapore, University of Arizona, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, IIIT-Delhi, Shiv Nadar University, and Great Lakes Institute of Management and are constantly reimagined and revamped to address the dynamic needs of the industry. Great Learning provides these programs in a blended and purely online mode, relying on its vast network of expert mentors and highly qualified faculty to deliver an unmatched learning experience for learners the world over. Great Learning is on a mission to enable transformative learning and career success in the digital economy for professionals and students across the globe and to date has impacted over 5.5 million+ learners from over 170 countries.

Godrej Körber Automates India’s Cold Chain Storage Sector; Introduces Advanced AS/RS Technologies

 ~ Godrej Körber targets revenue contribution of 20% from the cold chain sector by FY25.

~ The business was present at the IDF World Dairy Summit hosted by India after 48 years in Greater Noida.

Godrej Körber, a joint venture company between Godrej & Boyce and Körber Supply Chain, a German company, is driving warehouse automation transformation for the Indian Cold Chain sector in India through differentiated automation solutions. Godrej Körber is steering for 20% contribution in revenue from India’s cold chain sector by introducing highly advanced high density AS/RS systems in FY23.

Cold storage sector encounter challenges that other ‘dry’ warehouses do not face. The higher cost of operations in the cold storages make it critically important that the space must be utilized in the best optimal manner. In India, the dairy or cold chain industry has not evolved in terms of intralogistics automation as companies ignore the benefits of modern cold storage design which also includes a high density storage system apart from advanced refrigeration technology. Aside from needing to pay the labour working in cold storage more than in a dry environment, there are also major concerns such as attrition and difficulty recruiting individuals to work in freezing warehouses. Automation technologies such as ASRS systems, Conveyors, and Layer Picker solutions can guarantee faster delivery, allowing for less footprint and maximised space utilisation in the facilities.

Godrej Körber is expecting 18% - 20% growth in the next 5 years as it has witnessed a major shift happening towards the adoption of automation in the supply chain after the pandemic and expects this trend to continue. Due to the growth of the manufacturing sector, development of organised 3PLs, Pharma, retail, e-commerce, and food service businesses, as well as shifting consumption patterns, the government is encouraging companies to invest into cold chain and cold storage facilities. Considering this, Godrej Körber is focussing on bulk handling in the automation industry, for leading private players as well as public-private partnership projects.

Suunil Dabral, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Godrej Körber stated, “An automated cold storage facility's purpose is to expedite procedures and increase safety for both staff and commodities. Godrej Körber aims to bring this transformation to India’s cold storage facilities by providing special high density storage automation solutions, including stacker cranes and shuttle based AS/RS solutions that let you fully control the storage of all palletized commodities without the need for manual handling. By integrating advanced technology and innovation, we aspire to tackle supply chain complexity across sectors and automate a large number of the cold chain warehouses in India.”

To further address the growing segment of Cold Chain storage, Godrej Körber exceeded order intake targets with order books full in FY22 and dominating an overall market size worth 4000 Crores owing to its successful coalition with global player Körber Supply Chain. Godrej Körber attended the IDF World Dairy Summit, which was held in Greater Noida for the first time in 48 years.

About Godrej & Boyce

Godrej & Boyce ('G&B'), a Godrej Group Company, was founded in 1897 and has contributed to India's journey of self-reliance through manufacturing. G&B patented the world's first springless lock and since then, has diversified into 14 businesses across various sectors from Security, Furniture, and Aerospace to Infrastructure and Defence. Godrej is one of India's most trusted brands serving over 1.1bn customers worldwide daily.  To learn more visit:

About Körber Supply Chain

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Sify Technologies Leverages Aquila Clouds FinOps On Its Cloudinfinit Platform

Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY), India's leading Digital ICT solutions provider with global service capabilities spanning Data Center, Cloud, Networks, Security and Digital services, and Aquila Clouds, a leader in cloud financial management solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that has added FinOps capabilities to Sify's industry-leading cloud management platform, Cloudinfinit.

Today's announcement marks the availability of Cloudinfinit FinOps, powered by Aquila Clouds. This technology-leading FinOps platform provides cloud asset management, performance, and cost trend analysis, cloud cost optimization and automation, budget control, chargeback, security and compliance management, and more. This FinOps addition to Cloudinfinit now enables cloud operators and finance managers to run lean, optimized, and secure cloud operations.

"We see a huge win-win situation for Sify and Aquila Clouds in this partnership," said Jitender Durairajan, Head of Cloud Engineering and Solutions at Sify Technology. "Using Aquila Clouds to power Sify's Cloudinfinit FinOps capabilities significantly shortens our time-to-market and creates immediate value for our customers who increasingly need a decipherable pattern to their cloud financials."

Besides FinOps, Aquila Clouds also powers Sify's billing operations with its BillOps platform. Aquila Clouds BillOps streamlines and automates billing operations, providing capabilities to customize pricing rules that perfectly fit Sify's' business model.

"We are delighted that Aquila Clouds FinOps solution has been included to power Sify's Cloudinfinit FinOps offering," said Desmond Chan, co-founder, and CPO at Aquila Clouds. "Being chosen by such a strong Enterprise Cloud Solutions Provider is a great testament to the strength of our solution. We look forward to creating great success for both companies in the near future."

About Sify Technologies

A Fortune India 500 company, Sify Technologies is India's most comprehensive ICT service & solution provider. With Cloud at the core of our solutions portfolio, Sify is focussed on the changing ICT requirements of the emerging Digital economy and the resultant demands from large, mid, and small-sized businesses. Sify's infrastructure comprising 11 state-of-the-art Data Centers, the largest MPLS network, partnership with global technology majors, and deep expertise in business transformation solutions modeled on the cloud, make it the first choice of start-ups, SMEs, and even large Enterprises on the verge of a revamp. Internationally, Sify has a presence across North America, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. Sify,, Sify Technologies, and are registered trademarks of Sify Technologies Limited.

About Aquila Clouds

Aquila Clouds is a cloud financial management solution that enables managed service providers, cloud resellers, and enterprises to manage billing and optimize cloud costs and performance. We help organizations that are invested in public clouds to monitor and optimize their cloud deployments and automate their billing operations. Our FinOps and BillOps solutions apply data analytics and AI/ML techniques to achieve continuous monitoring and continuous optimization that has delivered over 20% in cloud cost savings and reduced billing operation time by as much as 82%.

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