Friday, June 23, 2023

Joyalukkas Unveils ‘Sita Kalyanam’ - An Epic Bridal Collection Inspired By A Celestial Love

The world’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas is renowned globally for creating timeless jewellery for every occasion and all kinds of jewellery aficionados. The brand is known for their impeccable quality and an inimitable sense of aesthetic styles. Their flair for consistently attaining a fine balance between tradition and trend is incomparable.  

The latest launch from Joyalukkas truly manifests the eternal allure of traditional temple jewellery in the most exquisite fashion. Sita Kalyanam Bridal Collection is a glorious tribute to the everlasting bond of love and devotion immortalized in the epic Ramayana. It is a magnificent celebration of the celestial union of Lord Rama and his soulmate Sita.  

The painstakingly crafted exquisite ornaments in the Sita Kalyanam Bridal Collection truly capture the finest nuances of traditional temple jewellery. Each majestic piece is designed to be an integral part of a bride’s trousseau. Made by specialized craftsmen, the Sita Kalyanam Bridal Collection is the epitome of meticulous workmanship and uncompromising attention to detail for achieving a flawless finish. 

Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Joy Alukkas, Chairman & MD, Joyalukkas Group, said, “We are celebrating our rich heritage and paying tribute to the mythical divinity of one of the world’s epic bonds of love with the Sita Kalyanam Bridal Collection. This unique collection is designed for today’s modern bride who cherishes traditional Indian values. At Joyalukkas we always strive to create jewellery that exemplifies style and signifies superior value. The Sita Kalyanam Bridal Collection is inspired by this philosophy which has enabled us to be the world’s favourite jeweller.”  

The Sita Kalyanam Bridal collection will be available at all Joyalukkas showrooms across India. This range features a wide range of choices for brides to pick from. 

P&G Whisper & UNESCO Collaborates To Launch Menstrual Health And Hygiene Campaign In Bengaluru

1 out of 5 girls in India drop out of school due to lack of period education and products. Mothers are a girl’s first teacher, but reports say 7 out of 10 mothers do not fully understand the science of periods and find it ‘dirty or impure’. Whisper, over the last 30 years, have been driving menstrual education, distributing free pads, and debunking period related myths and taboos. They have educated and given pads to more than 10 crore girls and mothers in India.

To address menstrual education and hygiene management further, P&G Whisper and UNESCO India joined forces with Gender Equality and Integrated Holistic Health working groups of C20 India at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Bengaluru campus with the support of Omnex to raise awareness, particularly among women, including young girls attending school. An event was organized introducing five teaching-learning modules developed by UNESCO India with Whisper, these modules are tools to drive menstrual health and hygiene management for educators, young adults, persons with disability, with focus on gender, and nutrition.

Titled "Spotlight Red," the teaching-learning modules offer comprehensive resources and strategies for learners, educators, menstruators, and community leaders. Their purpose is to enhance understanding and skills related to menstruation management while fostering awareness about its societal impact. The modules aim to empower adolescents from diverse backgrounds, including girls with disabilities, by providing them with access to period and puberty education. Moreover, they seek to create a supportive environment through interventions at the school, state, and national levels, enabling these adolescents to continue their education.

P&G Whisper and UNESCO India also launched a National Survey and Gap Analysis report on Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management under the #KeepGirlsinSchool campaign. The report revealed that in poor urban areas, 50% of adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19) lack access to hygienic methods for managing their periods. More than 220 people attended the event, including girl students, teachers from various schools in Hyderabad, along with civil society organizations.

Distinguished guests attending the launch included Chief Guest Mrs. B. B. Cauvery, IAS, State Project Director, Samagra Shikshana Karnataka; Mrs. Rupali Ganguli, Indian Television, Actress; Dr. Akkai Padmashali, Transgender rights activist; Dr. Huma Masood, Senior Gender Specialist, UNESCO India; Ms. Kruti Desai, Communications Head, Whisper, Procter and Gamble India; Dr Manoj P., Dean, School of Business, Campus Director, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru, Dr. Sriram Devanathan, Principal, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru

Actress Rupali Ganguly who was present to support the Whisper’s Keep Girls in School campaign said, “Today, 1 in 5 girls drop out of school due to a lack of menstruation education and products. Shockingly, 70% of girls are unaware of periods when they first experience them. Even mothers who are girl’s closest friends, teachers, lack knowledge about the science of periods. I take immense pride in collaborating with Whisper and UNESCO to unveil inclusive and exhaustive teaching modules. All of us can be changemakers and contribute in our own small ways to ensure that the daughters of this country can attend school and experience their first period without confusion or embarrassment. They should be able to live, play, and study with confidence and comfort. I am glad that I got the chance to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene and health and be the changemaker.”

Chief Guest Mrs. B. B. Cauvery, IAS, State Project Director, Samagra Shikshana Karnataka, said, “Menstrual health and hygiene management is a crucial topic that demands our attention. Cultural practices that ostracize women and perpetuate discrimination must be challenged. We need to empower girls, break barriers, and provide clean facilities in schools. Access to sanitary pads and clean water is essential. Let's prioritize nutrition and address the societal factors that lead to school dropouts and child marriages. We must unite and include all children, including transgender and those with special needs. Collaboration with knowledge partners is vital, and we need to break the silence and remove the taboo surrounding menstruation. Acceptance and equality should be embraced by all. Together, we can create a society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.”

Dr. Huma Masood, Gender Specialist at UNESCO New Delhi Multisectoral Regional Office, stated, “Spotlight Red – A UNESCO and P&G Whisper initiative, #KeepGirlsinSchool, is a comprehensive approach to address the urgent need for menstrual health and hygiene management in schools. With 23 million girls dropping out annually due to lack of proper facilities and information, we combine education and advocacy to empower every learner and menstruator."

During the event, UNESCO showcased a comprehensive survey and gap analysis report, accompanied by a series of short films that effectively portrayed different dimensions of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management. These films shed light on the diverse experiences and perspectives related to this vital subject matter, spanning across seven states in India. To further break down barriers and eliminate stigma surrounding periods, an empowering "Pride of Period Anthem" was also presented, fostering a more promising and inclusive future for all individuals who menstruate.

AdaniConneX Seals The Largest Data Center Financing Deal In India With A USD 213 Mn Construction Financing Facility

* The ground-breaking transaction paves the way for implementation of sustainable digital infrastructure platform with pan-India roll-out

Editor’s Synopsis

·         AdaniConneX, a 50:50 JV between Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL) and EdgeConneX (ECX), has executed a USD 213 Mn senior debt facility with participation from international banks to finance its under-construction data center portfolio of 67 MW in Noida and Chennai.

·         The financing embarks on AdaniConneX capital management plan to deliver the critical digital infrastructure to empower Digital India with 1 GW of data center capacity by 2030.

·         Adani’s expertise in full-stack energy management, renewable power, and project development, combined with EdgeConneX extensive data center expertise and industry-leading technology solutions, is set to bring a digital revolution in the sector.

AdaniConneX achieved financial closure through its maiden construction facility by entering into Financing Framework, raising USD 213 Mn for its under-construction data center asset portfolio. The tied-up facility will finance two data centers with an aggregate capacity of 67 MW that includes ‘Chennai 1’ campus with Phase 1 of 17 MW and Noida campus of 50 MW.

India is one of the fastest-growing data center markets in the world, and as per CRISIL estimates the data center capacity in India is expected to double from ~870 MW in FY22 to 1700-1800 MW by FY25. To address the growing need for reliable IT infrastructure, AdaniConneX is investing capital with a mission to build a 1 GW Green Data Center platform, enabled by hyperscale to hyperlocal data center investments across the country.

The Platform Infrastructure Financing finalized through the Framework Agreement with international lenders shall institutionalize the development agenda for AdaniConneX. ING Bank N.V., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., MUFG Bank, Ltd., Natixis, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have committed to the facility. The access to the wide pool of liquidity strengthens AdaniConneX strategy to fast-track the implementation of the under-construction asset portfolio in sync with accelerating demand.

“The construction facility is the key ingredient of AdaniConneX capital management plan, providing the pathway for us to deliver on-time a reliable and sustainable data center capacity of 1 GW by 2030,” said Mr Jeyakumar Janakaraj, CEO of AdaniConneX. “The achievement marks a significant milestone in developing this transformative initiative, which is set to revolutionize the digital infrastructure in India.”

“We are committed to delivering a pan-India Data Center platform,” said Mr. Anil Sardana, Director of AdaniConneX (Adani representative on the board). “The facility shall encourage overall implementation philosophy to power the digital infrastructure by delivering clean and long-term renewable energy solutions aiming toward a carbon-neutral footprint. EdgeConneX extensive data center expertise and industry-leading technology solutions combined with Adani’s expertise in full-stack energy management, renewable power, and project development are set to transform the sector.” 

“We welcome the banking partners through their participation with AdaniConneX. We are excited about our overall journey with Adani in India that has started with a robust implementation plan and a tremendous customer pipeline that will quickly establish AdaniConneX as the leading digital infrastructure platform for all of India. Leveraging Adani’s proven infrastructure experience and EdgeConneX data center record, we are keen to play an integral and pivotal role - bringing in a digital revolution,” said Edmund Wilson, Director – AdaniConneX (Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, EdgeConneX).

The construction facility finances two data center projects in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Noida (Uttar Pradesh), with customized enterprise colocation offerings and hyperscale solutions. The ‘Chennai 1’ campus with ‘Phase 1’ 17 MW data center capacity is Tamil Nadu’s first pre-certified IGBC[1] Platinum Rated data center providing customized colocation solutions to enterprise segment. The under-construction Noida campus is being implemented with a 50 MW capacity to support strategic expansion needs of hyperscale customers in India.

ING Bank N.V., Mizuho Bank Ltd., MUFG Bank Ltd., Natixis, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation acted as Mandated Lead Arranger, Bookrunner (MLAB). Among other partners, Allen & Overy and Saraf & Partners were the borrower’s counsels. The lenders’ counsels were Clifford Chance and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

About AdaniConneX Limited:

AdaniConneX, a 50:50 JV between Adani Enterprises and EdgeConneX, was founded with a vision to redefine the data center landscape in India. AdaniConneX envisions to build an environmentally and socially conscious 1GW data center infrastructure platform by leveraging the complementary capacity of the Adani Group, India’s largest infrastructure player, and EdgeConneX, one of the largest private data center operators. In a land of innovators, data center solutions need to be ahead to accelerate ambition and AdaniConneX mirrors this vision of Digital India.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Launches New Guaranteed Pension Plan - ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan

-     The plan enables the policyholders to accumulate a 100% guaranteed corpus for their retirement

-     Offers accrued guaranteed additions during the policy term and loyalty addition at the end of the policy term

-     Provides flexibility to defer the Vesting Benefit by up to 10 years.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited (“ABSLI”), the life insurance subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital Limited (“ABCL”), announces the launch of a comprehensive retirement solution ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan. It is a Non-linked, Non-Participating Individual Pension Plan that enables the policyholders to plan for their retirement. The plan helps in accumulating a 100% guaranteed corpus, this corpus can be used to secure an uninterrupted income throughout the golden years.

ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan provides utmost simplicity and flexibility. This plan offers accrued guaranteed additions during the policy term and loyalty addition at the end of the policy term, provided the policy is in-force and all due premiums have been paid. Under this plan, the policyholders will be able to accumulate 100% guaranteed corpus at desired retirement age and will get to be a benefactor of uninterrupted guaranteed income, post their retirement. The plan also provides the flexibility to defer Vesting Benefit by up to 10 years.

Commenting on the launch of ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan, Mr. Kamlesh Rao, MD & CEO, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance, said, “As our country continues to witness robust growth, it’s only natural that the life expectancy will continue to improve, that’s where the role of pension plans become crucial. Our newest offering, ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan entails an optimal blend of simplicity & flexibility. It nudges the policyholder to inculcate the habit of disciplined savings in their lifestyle and empowers them to make their retirement more financially secured. We believe in providing our customers with the tool and support to protect their financial needs and ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan is a testament to our commitment.”

ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan enables the policyholders to customise their plans according to their retirement goals, in that, it provides flexible PPT (Premium Payment Term) & PT (Policy Term) options.

Policyholders can choose from multiple premium payment term options, ranging from 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 years & Regular Pay options.    

The maximum entry age to avail ABSLI Nishchit Pension Plan is 65 years, while the minimum entry age is 30 years. The minimum annualized premium is Rs. 20,000. The maximum age to avail the vesting benefit is 75 years, while the minimum vesting age is 45 years.

The plan also offers Life Insurance cover throughout the Policy Term. In case of an unfortunate circumstance, the plan provides a lump sum Death Benefit to the Nominee(s)/heir(s), provided that the policy is In-force.

Lam Research Unveils Plans To Advance India's Semiconductor Workforce Development Goals At White House Today

* Launches Semiverse™ Solutions to Connect the Virtual and Physical Semiconductor Fabrication Worlds and help the Industry Tackle its Greatest Challenges

Semiconductor technology is critical in enabling a global digital economy. With device complexity on the rise, advanced technology scaling is harder than ever. It means finding new ways to accelerate innovation, at lower cost, across a globally distributed industry, all while reducing the industry's environmental impact. To overcome these challenges, a new paradigm must be embraced: A physical and virtual connected semiconductor ecosystem that will enable labs and fabs to unleash the power of innovation for a better world.

Today, Lam Research Corp. (Nasdaq: LRCX) made multiple announcements to usher in a new era of collaborative innovation, taking a leadership role in the creation of a virtual nano fabrication environment intended to significantly speed up and reduce the cost of industry breakthroughs:

In a significant stride forward in the creation of a physical-virtual semiconductor ecosystem, Lam unveiled its newly formed Semiverse Solutions business unit led by Corporate Vice President David Fried. Semiverse Solutions leverage Lam's significant expertise in the areas of software development, simulation and modeling, data systems and advanced analytics. The organization will focus on delivering breakthrough solutions and services to enable a virtual fabrication environment for the semiconductor industry.

The Semiverse Solutions portfolio is comprised of advanced software platforms to solve process modeling, design automation, and integration challenges. Also included are solutions to enable advanced plasma, fluid, electromagnetic and particle simulations. Together, they provide "building blocks" to create and foster an interconnected ecosystem of virtual tools and digital twins, allowing researchers to explore promising ideas and refine new processes more rapidly, at significantly lower cost, and with less physical materials usage.

Lam has also announced its proposal to put the virtual-physical ecosystem in action to tackle one of the biggest issues in the semiconductor industry today – developing the pipeline of future semiconductor talent. Announced as part of a JOINT STATEMENT and FACT SHEET issued by governments of the United States and India at the White House today, Lam Research's Semiverse Solutions with SEMulator3D® will deliver a virtual nano fabrication environment to help train the next generation of semiconductor engineers in India. Combined with program management and course curriculum customization, this program is targeted to educate up to 60,000 Indian engineers in nanotechnologies, over a ten-year period, in support of India's semiconductor education and workforce development goals.

"The role semiconductors play in enabling everything from artificial intelligence to electric vehicles is fueling a greater need for nanotechnology expertise around the world. We look forward to working with the government of India in support of their goal to fast track the education and training of the next generation of semiconductor engineers," said Lam Research President and CEO Tim Archer.

Closing the Semiconductor Talent Gap in India and Around the World

The semiconductor industry faces a major talent shortage to meet anticipated future demand. Educating future semiconductor engineers is even more daunting as it is cost-prohibitive for academic institutions to provide physical access to the most advanced nanotechnologies. In addition, experimenting with volatile chemistries critical in the development and creation of semiconductors can be dangerous for students as they learn to work with semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Simulating real-world labs virtually provides greater democratization of engineering skills training, heightened safety, improved sustainability, and greater access to new talent pools around the world. Virtual skills training with the Semiverse Solutions portfolio is already in use by Lam, its customers, and partner academic institutions in the United States.

"Lam's Semiverse Solutions portfolio is a gamechanger that provides a foundation to create a virtual semiconductor innovation universe," says Fried. "As the semiconductor ecosystem races to scale to address the criticality of chips, the virtual-physical fabrication world made possible with Semiverse Solutions opens the door for exciting new opportunities for collaboration, workforce development and advanced technology breakthroughs."

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

DCB Bank Goes Live On New Income Tax Collection Portal (TIN 2.0)

~ Taxpayers will now get a single platform for tax payments and e-filing of tax returns ~

DCB Bank, a new-generation private sector bank, today announced          that it had successfully implemented a new Direct Tax collection system integrated with the Government of India Income Tax Portal (TIN 2.0). This integration will provide taxpayers with a convenient single platform for both tax payments and e-filing of tax returns.

DCB Bank customers can seamlessly make Direct Tax payments through three primary channels – personal and business internet banking or visiting a DCB Bank branch and availing of payment options such as cash, cheque or demand draft.

Customers can use the tax collection platform by creating an account on the Income Tax Department's e-filing portal, which will enable them to obtain a challan reference number with  PAN/TAN details for their tax payments anytime, anywhere with just a few clicks. Authorised channels can then be used to make payments using the challan reference number.

DCB Bank, Head Retail Banking, Mr. Praveen Kutty said, “DCB Bank provides taxpayers with a quick, secure and efficient direct tax payment facility. This online facility is convenient and enables taxpayers to submit the payment from the comfort of their home or office, resulting in substantial time and cost saving. The process involves the benefit of instant payment acknowledgement and the issuance of a challan receipt, all without incurring any charges. Our grateful thanks to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Government of India for their support in this endeavour.”

About DCB Bank Ltd.

DCB Bank is a new generation private sector bank with 427 branches (as on 31st March 2023) across India. It is a scheduled commercial bank regulated by the Reserve Bank of India. It is professionally managed and governed. DCB Bank has contemporary technology and infrastructure including state of the art internet banking for personal as well as business banking customers. DCB Bank’s business segments are Retail, micro-SME, SME, mid- Corporate, Agriculture, Commodities, Government, Public Sector, Indian Banks, Co-operative Banks and Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC). DCB Bank has approximately one million customers.

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Accenture Completes Acquisition Of Indian AI Company Flutura

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Flutura, an industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, headquartered in Bangalore, India. Terms of the transaction, which Accenture announced on March 21, 2023, were not disclosed. Flutura strengthens Accenture’s industrial AI services for clients in the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, and pharmaceutical industries.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 732,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Nova IVF Fertility Acquires Majority Stake In The Leading Regional Chain, WINGS IVF

* The acquisition expands Nova IVF Fertility’s footprint to 68 centers across 44 cities

AHH-owned Nova IVF Fertility, one of the largest fertility chains across India has acquired WINGS IVF which is one of the leading regional IVF chains in the country based out of Ahmedabad and founded by Dr Jayesh Amin, amongst the most respected IVF specialists in the country. WINGS IVF has 6 centres with dominating presence in Gujarat. With this acquisition, Nova IVF Fertility will expand its footprint to 68 centers in 44 cities aiming to be the leading provider of IVF services across South Asia. Nova IVF Fertility has grown exponentially since its investment by Asia Healthcare Holdings in 2019 to become one of the largest and fastest-growing IVF chains in the region.

WINGS IVF was launched in 2014 and since then has established its centres in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Delhi. The enterprise specializes in treating couples with recurrent implantation failures and has achieved 20,000+ live births through IVF pregnancies.

Commenting on the partnership, Shobhit Agarwal, CEO, of Nova IVF Fertility said, “The ethos of WINGS IVF and Nova IVF Fertility is deeply embedded in clinical science and providing international standards fertility treatments. Both the organisations have an inherent DNA for enabling couples to achieve pregnancies through the self-cycle technique. With the launch of the ART Act this focus has only increased and today 90% of our IVF cycles are through self-cycles. We are delighted to welcome WINGS IVF to the Nova IVF Fertility family.

“One in every  six Indian couples struggles with infertility. Nova IVF Fertility echoes our belief in bringing the science of parenthood to the forefront by helping couples have their baby through their own eggs and sperm. Both the fertility chains have a stringent focus on ensuring the highest form of ethical standards and have been the early adopters of the day 5 embryo transfer movement in India displaying significant improvement in success rates in complex cases. With this partnership, we aim to bring in advanced newer technologies like Regenerative therapy which can help couples reduce their dependency on donor eggs said Dr Jayesh Amin, Founder & Director of WINGS IVF”. Dr. Amin has been in the field of IVF for over 18 years and is a recipient of the "Excellence in IVF Treatments" award by the Union Health Minister in 2016.  He is also the Additional Secretary of the Indian Fertility Society.

Nova IVF Fertility has achieved over 55,000 pregnancies across 1,10,000 couples performing close to 15,000 cycles each year. The company has added 43 centres in the last three years.

As per data from Venture Intelligence, since 2018, the fertility sector has already attracted $318 million in investments from leading private equity (PE) and Venture Capitalists (VCs). India’s IVF services market was valued at $750mn in 2020 and is poised to grow to $3.7bn by 2030. 

“The IVF services market in India is powered by two national chains and multiple regional chains. We see the forces of consolidation beginning to shape the sector and in that context, Nova IVF Fertility and  WINGS IVF coming together gives us an opportunity to strengthen our position in the North & West of the country” said Ritesh Pandey, Group CFO & Head BD at Asia Healthcare Holdings.

Spark Capital is the advisor to the transaction.

About Nova IVF Fertility:

Nova IVF Fertility is one of the largest service providers of fertility treatment across India. With an average IVF experience of over a decade, our highly experienced IVF specialists and well–trained embryologists, Nova IVF Fertility has successfully achieved over 55,000 clinical pregnancies in the country. With vast international expertise, the fertility chain brings exceptional and ethical standards of processes, protocols, and policies to India. Through personalised treatment plans of medical management, basic ART and advanced ART – all procedures aim to significantly improve the chances of a positive pregnancy. Nova IVF Fertility currently operates 68 fertility centres across 44 cities in India.



WINGS IVF was started around 2005 and has eight centers. Dr Jayesh Amin, Founder and Director at WINGS IVF has more than 18 years of experience in treating infertility.  With more than 20,000 live births through IVF, WINGS IVF Hospital, stands as one of pioneers in infertility industry with strong focus on pregnancy with “own gametes”. The fertility chain has treated more than 4,000 IVF cases annually, accomplished 5000+ successful PGT/ERA, and has achieved 10,000 live births in recurrent failures. They are the leaders in IVF space in western part of India and take pride in being the leaders pan India for advanced IVF treatments like Non-invasive PGS, ERA, Artificial Intelligence and Regenerative therapies.

Glenmark Presents "Coughayam" - A Unique Yoga Program For Cough In Collaboration With The Yoga Institute

·         The session, in collaboration with The Yoga Institute, is aimed at improving symptoms of cough

·         The session happened online as well as through physical engagements

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Glenmark), an integrated, research?led, global pharmaceutical company, launches "Coughayam" on the occasion of International Yoga Day, June 21st, '23. This innovative initiative, developed in collaboration with "The Yoga Institute," the world's oldest yoga institute, aims to provide a dedicated yoga program for cough. The event took place from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on June 21st and was conducted through a combination of virtual sessions and physical engagements.

The virtual event allowed participants from across the globe to join the Coughayam program, providing a platform for individuals to learn and practice yoga techniques specifically designed to address cough-related concerns. Additionally, Glenmark's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team actively engaged in physical sessions at five locations – Best School Ahmedabad, YMCA Delhi, GH Raisoni College of Commerce, Science & Technology Nagpur, Ekya School JP Nagar Bangalore & Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & & Research Centre Muzaffarpur, Bihar along with 80 locations (West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Bihar, UP, Punjab, Delhi, Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilandu, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Gujarat) of Glenmark’s Majesta division’s field executive HQs. This collaborative effort aims to foster community engagement and promote overall well-being.

Through Coughayam, Glenmark strives to promote holistic health practices and enhance awareness about the benefits of yoga in managing cough-related issues. The event will feature expert instructors from The Yoga Institute, who will guide participants through various yoga asanas, pranayama (breathing exercises), and relaxation techniques, specifically curated to address cough-related discomfort.

About Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BSE: 532296 | NSE: GLENMARK) is an integrated, research?led, global pharmaceutical company, with a presence across Branded, Generics, and OTC segments; with a focus on therapeutic areas of respiratory, dermatology and oncology. The company has 10 world-class manufacturing facilities spread across 4 continents, and operations in over 80 countries. In Vivo/Scrip 100 positions Glenmark amongst the Top 100 Companies Ranked by R&D and Pharmaceutical Sales, 2021; while Generics Bulletin/In Vivo places it in the Top 50 Generics and Biosimilars Companies Ranked by Sales, 2021. The company has also been Great Place To Work® Certified™ in India.  Glenmark’s Green House Gas (GHG) emission reduction targets have been approved in 2023 by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), becoming the second Indian Pharmaceuticals company to achieve this approval. The organization has impacted over 2.9 million lives over the last decade through its CSR interventions. For more information, visit You can follow us on LinkedIn (Glenmark Pharmaceuticals) and Instagram (glenmark_pharma).

Mahindra Logistics Recognises The Real ‘Drivers’ Of India’s Economy; Unveils ‘Desh Chaalak’ - A Book Honouring Drivers

~ The book is a collection of short stories that showcases life of drivers on the road, challenges they face, and the continuing optimism the community demonstrates in the face of many difficulties ~

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon. Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India and Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL), one of India’s largest integrated logistics solutions providers unveiled a stirring book titled ‘Desh Chaalak’. The book serves as a tribute to the unsung hero community – the drivers of India. Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL) reaffirms its unwavering commitment to empower drivers while recognizing their invaluable contribution to India’s economy. MLL’s holistic approach focuses on initiatives under skill development, wellness, family welfare, and emergency support embodying company's steadfast commitment.

Speaking at the book launch, Hon. Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Shri Nitin Gadkari, expressed his admiration for the drivers of India and the vital role they play in the country's economic progress. He stated, "As we gather today to launch the book 'Desh Chaalak,' I commend Mahindra Logistics for taking this initiative to honour these silent warriors of India. These tireless drivers are the true backbone of our nation, steering the country towards growth. With world-class roads and accompanying infrastructure, we are attempting to make the lives of these drivers better. ‘Desh Chaalak’ is a step in the right direction to make more people aware of the contributions made by the driver community for India”.

Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Logistics, said, “At Mahindra Logistics, we firmly believe that our drivers are not just the backbone of our operations but also the driving force behind the entire logistics industry. In recognition of their remarkable contribution, the book 'Desh Chaalak' serves as a heartfelt tribute to our drivers highlighting their resilience that keeps the wheels of the industry turning. The book stands as a symbol of our deep admiration and gratitude and aims to bring greater recognition to the drivers' tireless efforts, ensuring that their indispensable contributions are acknowledged and valued by all”.

He further added “As India aims to become a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25, connectivity and superior infrastructure along with skilled workforce will become more critical. India faces a pressing challenge with only 450 skilled drivers per 1000 trucks by FY23-24. The very essence of our economy rests heavily on the efficient machinery of logistics and transportation systems. At Mahindra Logistics, we harbor an unwavering belief that drivers constitute critical spoke of India's vibrant logistics and transportation industry; deserving our utmost respect. Steadfastly maneuvering vehicles through arduous work and societal conditions, these unsung heroes ceaselessly toil to propel the wheels of India's economy. As pioneers within this industry, we conscientiously recognize the pivotal role we play in bridging this gap and offering continuous support to the driver community. By empowering our drivers with the supportive ecosystem, we aim to lead the way in nurturing and uplifting this essential workforce”.

Mahindra Logistics is committed to empowering communities and fostering inclusive development. By prioritizing the well-being of the driver-partners, the company has uplifted livelihoods, enhanced skills, improved infrastructure, and raised awareness about hygiene and safety, making a significant impact.

To prioritize safety and security, Mahindra Logistics initiated a specialized training program under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). Over 20,000+ drivers are trained nationwide, fostering awareness and empowerment.

One notable program is Samantar, a comprehensive driver welfare program that enhances working conditions and supports the driver community. MLL conducts activities including health check-ups, safety awareness, insurance schemes, celebrating Driver’s Day across different cities, and the provision of scholarships for Drivers’ children. Over the past decade, around 235,000 drivers have benefited from this program. In addition, Mahindra Logistics disbursed INR 11 MN through the Sankalp scholarship program, supporting the education of drivers’ children.

Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, the HOPE (Helping Our People in Emergencies) initiative was launched in 2020, providing financial assistance to over 5,000 driver families.

Mahindra Logistics also upholds a strong commitment to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within its workforce. An outstanding testament to this commitment is Manju, our driver-partner from the LGBTQ community, who has dedicated the past 15 years to operating trucks with a resolute focus on safety, and maintaining an impeccable record.

Mahindra Logistics has wholeheartedly exemplified its dedication to empowering the driver community and ensuring they receive the respect they truly deserve. Its transformative initiatives have been instrumental in uplifting drivers and recognizing their invaluable contributions.

About Mahindra Logistics

Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL) is an integrated third-party logistics (3PL) service provider, specializing in supply chain management and enterprise mobility. MLL serves over 400+ corporate customers across various industries like Automobile, Engineering, Consumer Goods and E-commerce. The Company pursues an “asset-light” business model, providing customized and technology enabled solutions that span across the supply chain and people mobility services.  

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About Mahindra

Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality, and real estate. 

The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.

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Modicare Limited Strengthens The Well Portfolio With New Sci-Vedic Launches

-          The new Well products leverage the best of Ayurveda and Science

Modicare Limited, one of India’s leading direct-selling companies committed to providing you with #GoodHealthInYourHands, announces the launch of three new Sci-Vedic products under its 'Well' brand. Dedicated to providing comprehensive nutrition, health, and wellness offerings, Modicare continues to expand its product portfolio to cater to the diverse needs of individuals pursuing a healthy lifestyle.

In line with its commitment to meeting the diverse demands of consumers, Modicare is proud to introduce the latest additions to the 'Well' range, leveraging the best of Ayurveda and Science - Well Vision Health, Well Gluco Health, and Well Prostate Health. Well Gluco Health supports healthy blood sugar levels, Well Vision Health supports eye function & normal healthy vision and Well Prostate Health supports normal prostate function & urinary flow.

Well Vision Health is a potent plant-based formula containing ingredients that helps support eye function and normal vision health. Priced at MRP Rs. 999/-, it helps protect your eyes from damaging blue light, glare sensitivity and promotes visual acuity. This advanced formula consists of the following ingredients:

* Lutein & Zeaxanthin - powerful antioxidants that help protect the eyes from damage caused by sunlight and maintain sharpness in vision

* Vitamin A – essential to maintain the integrity of the cornea and retina for clear vision, especially in dim light

* Flax Seed Oil - contains a high concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids, that help protect the retina from damage

Well Gluco Health is a potent formula containing ingredients that promote healthy blood sugar levels in adults. Priced at MRP Rs. 999/-, it aids in the efficient breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, to support overall wellness. With a low glycemic index, this potent formula helps the body maintain normal glycemic health and optimise insulin secretion. This advanced formula consists of the following ingredients:

* Chromium Picolinate - helps in lowering blood sugar levels by supporting the utilization of glucose

* Cinnamon - helps to lower blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity

* Fenugreek - a  high soluble fiber and slows down carbohydrate absorption

* Bitter Gourd - helps bring glucose into the cells for energy

Well Prostate Health is a combination of natural antioxidants and herbs that support normal prostate function, and urinary flow in adults. Priced at MRP Rs. 899/-, it helps to protect against damage from free radicals. This advanced formula consists of the following ingredients:

* Green Tea - helps fight free radicals and supports prostate health

* Gokhru (curry leaves) - helps to improve hormone metabolism and maintains normal testosterone levels

* Flax Seed Extracts - beneficial for prostate health and lower urinary tract discomfort

*All the products under the Modicare range are available for sale across the country through Modicare Consultants.

Nutraceuticals are NOT FOR MEDICINAL USE. People with a medical condition should consult a physician before using the Product. Not to be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases. For more details, please refer to the Product pack.

About Modicare:

Modicare is one of India’s leading Direct Selling Companies and the pioneer of Direct Selling industry in India. In 2022, the company has also been ranked 5th among India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces by Great Place to Work for third consecutive year and also recognised as among the 100 Best Workplaces in Asia for two consecutive years. Furthermore, Modicare has also been identified among India’s Best Workplaces for Women for three consecutive years.

Today, the company has over 53 Lakh Direct Sellers and offers over 365+ products, 750+ SKUs across 14 categories - Personal Care, Wellness, Consumer Durables, Skin Care, Colour Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Homecare, Auto Care, Laundry Care, Technology, Jewellery, Watches, Divine, and Agriculture. It has a national presence through its 14000+ Distribution Points and 55 Modicare Centres.

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Tiger Shroff Backed BUILD. PROWL Achieves ‘Informed Sport’ Certification

·         Achieves another milestone in the Indian market to support professional athletes

·         LGC, the testing laboratory behind Informed Sport is a world-renowned sports doping control and research supplement testing lab

Hydro Active ISO 8 (Whey Isolate) and Lean Muscle Enhancer (Premium Protein), two sports nutrition products from the BUILD. PROWL range has achieved the notable ‘Informed Sport’ certification. This certification further assures the quality of the products for consumption by professional athletes. Hydro Active ISO 8 and Lean Muscle Enhancer are now among the few products in the Indian market to successfully pass the rigorous testing for more than 250 substances that are prohibited in sports. This mark also confirms that the product was made under conditions that meet the strict requirements for producing sports nutrition.

Informed Sport is a global quality assurance and supplement certification programme for sports supplements. It is the only worldwide programme for third-party testing and certification that examines each batch of a product before it is put on the market. The tests are conducted by LGC (the internationally known testing laboratory behind Informed Sport) a famous sports doping control and research supplement testing facility with more than 55 years of experience in regulatory analysis. LGC collaborates closely with international sports authorities, national anti-doping organisations, and national governing bodies as a doping control and supplement testing lab.

Commenting on the same, Soumava Sengupta, CEO, BUILD., said “In a short span of time, we have been able to win consumer trust with our unique offerings for the Indian market. The Informed-Sport certification now strengthens our brand portfolio while we embark on our journey to build a fit India. It is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing athletes and fitness enthusiasts with the highest quality and safest sports nutrition products. The BUILD. PROWL range has truly transformed the way fitness is approached in India, and this certification further reinforces our dedication to delivering excellence.”

Informed Sport analyses sports supplement products for a wide range of compounds on the WADA Prohibited List as well as lists for organisations like the AFL, NRL, NFL, NCAA, UFC, and MLB. The rigorous pre-certification and post-certification process for nutritional supplement products certified by Informed Sport consists of four steps:

1.       Product & Manufacturing Review

2.       Pre-Certification Sample Testing

3.       Product Supplement Certification, Logo Use, and Web Listing

4.       Post-Certification Requirements and Testing

Launched in April 2023, BUILD. PROWL’s Hydro Active ISO 8 and Lean Muscle Enhancer are available for Indian consumers and athletes across 500+ specialty sports nutrition stores, top gyms, leading e-commerce platforms like Amazon and BUILD.’s website

About BUILD.  

BUILD. is a brand from Pursuit of Wellness Pvt. Ltd., incorporated a year ago with the objective of helping Indians lead healthier lives with quality nutrition and supplementation products. Pursuit of Wellness is an off shoot of a corporation which has been in the business of importing and distributing sports nutrition supplements for leading brands pan India, for the last seven years. BUILD. as a brand is committed to provide its users quality nutrition at par with the best available in the world. 

BUILD. and PROWL (Tiger Shroff) over the next 5 years will launch multiple products in sports nutrition and general wellness category with a mission to inspire Indians for a fitter and healthier life. These products will be available in speciality/ modern retail and via e-commerce.

Eviden Wins A $100 Million Deal In India To Deliver Two New Supercomputers

* Eviden will triple the computing capacity of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and the National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast (NCMRWF)

Eviden, the Atos business leading in advanced computing today announces it was awarded a major $100M contract with NCMRWF, on behalf of the India Ministry of Earth Sciences, to build two new supercomputers dedicated to weather modelling and climate research for IITM and NCMRWF.

These systems, based on Eviden’s BullSequana XH2000, will have a combined power capacity up to 21.3 Petaflops and will rely on Eviden’s patented Direct Liquid Cooling technology to cool the system using warm water.

Located in Noida, the NCMRWF supercomputer will have an 8.3-Petaflop computing capacity for weather and climate modelling, to support advanced numerical weather research across India. This platform will bring together 2,100 CPU nodes with AMD EPYCTM 7643 processors, 18 GPU nodes using NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, the NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking platform, and high-performance memory provided by Micron. NCMRWF supercomputer will also have 2PB all flash and 20PB disk based DDN EXAScaler ES400NVX2 parallel filesystem storage.

The supercomputer dedicated to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM, Pune) will provide 13 Petaflops of power for atmosphere and climate research. It will integrate 3,000 CPU nodes using AMD EPYCTM 7643 processors and 26 GPU nodes through NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. The system will benefit from the NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking platform with In-Network Computing, 3PB all flash and 29PB disk based DDN EXAScaler ES400NVX2 storage and Micron high-technology memory.

As part of the contract, the data centers on both sites will also be upgraded.

Dr. M. Ravichandran, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, said “Weather and climate research requires massive computing power. This partnership with Atos Group will augment our current capacity to increase resolutions and accuracy of weather forecasts. We look forward to Atos Group in helping us achieve this goal.”

Jean-Philippe Poirault, CEO Big Data and Security, Eviden, Atos Group highlighted “We are honored to support, through this prestigious contract, IITM and NCMRWF, on behalf of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, in their mission to continuously improve weather modelling and climate research. With a very dynamic growth and a high-quality technological ecosystem, India is a key country for the HPC industry, positioning itself as a frontrunner on the market. The expertise of IITM and NCMRWF combined with the experience of Eviden in delivering the most powerful HPC systems designed for Weather Modelling will provide a unique system ready to tackle the most difficult climate research challenges.”

About Eviden

Eviden designs the scope composed of Atos’ digital, cloud, big data and security business lines. It will be a global leader in data-driven, trusted and sustainable digital transformation. As a next generation digital business with worldwide leading positions in digital, cloud, data, advanced computing and security, it brings deep expertise for all industries in more than 53 countries. By uniting unique high-end technologies across the full digital continuum with 57,000 world-class talents, Eviden expands the possibilities of technologies for enterprises and public authorities, helping them to build their digital future. Eviden is an Atos Group business with an annual revenue of c. € 5 billion.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 69 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), and listed on Euronext Paris.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

Monkey Shoulder India Unmasks The Skillful Winner Of The Ultimate Bartender Championship 2023

* Dharambir Chhetri from Copitas, Bengaluru wins the coveted title of “Ultimate Bartender” at the Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship in India

The sixth season of the Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship reached its thrilling finale at Botanix Nature Resort, Gurgaon on June 15th, 2023. The grand finale brought together the 20 finalist bartenders from across the country after a series of city rounds, competing against each other in various challenges to claim the coveted title. With a range of upskilling activities, expert judges, and international entertainment, the event proved to be a resounding success. With over 1100+ registrations, the fierce competition amongst 800+ bartenders from all corners of the country, Dharambir Chhetri from Copitas, Bengaluru emerged as the triumphant winner, claiming the highly sought-after title of the Ultimate Bartender. His exceptional skills, creativity & presence of mind under pressure set him apart from the other finalists. He will now get a chance to attend Camp Monkey, an annual gathering of Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassadors and fellow Ultimate Bartending Championship winners of other countries in Thailand in November 2023. Additionally, the winner title will give him a platform to get unparalleled exposure and networking opportunities.

The Ultimate Bartender Championship was graced by an esteemed panel of judges. The jury members included industry luminaries such as Joe Petch - Global Brand Ambassador Monkey Shoulder, Brendon Khoo - Brand Ambassador Monkey Shoulder SEA and Christyne Lee, Head Bartender at Tess Bar & Kitchen in Singapore. Their extensive knowledge and discerning palates ensured that only the most deserving bartender emerged victorious.

Gaurav Sareen, Brand Ambassador, Monkey Shoulder India said, “I feel honored to have had the privilege of hosting the exciting edition of the Ultimate Bartender Championship (UBC), and I must say, the turnout this time surpassed all expectations. It not only celebrated the talent of these bartenders but also created a collaborative and supportive environment to build skills that pay bills. Witnessing the passion and enthusiasm of these talented bartenders was truly inspiring. All finalists have made me really proud, and while everyone is a champion who made it to the top 20, I would like to congratulate Dharambir Chhetri from Copitas, Bengaluru for bagging the title of Ultimate Bartender 2023"

Speaking on the occasion, Joe Petch, Global Brand Ambassador and Judge said "The Ultimate Bartender Championship continues to impress me year after year. The level of talent and innovation in the Indian bartending community is truly exceptional. It was an honor to be a part of the judging panel and witness the passion and creativity firsthand."

During the three-day extravaganza, participants and guests were treated to a plethora of engaging activities. The adrenaline-pumping adventures included paintball, t-shirt painting, spray painting, and skill sessions on ice, coffee, palate tasting & social media. These activities not only entertained the audience but also provided opportunities for bartenders to showcase their creativity and expertise beyond the bar counter. On the final day, all attendees had the chance to explore a local distillery, enriching their knowledge of the craft.

"We are thrilled with the success of this year's Ultimate Bartender Championship. It was incredible to witness the talent and passion displayed by the bartenders throughout the competition. Displaying the ethos of the brand, UBC reflects Monkey Shoulder's commitment to making challenges playful and turning the ordinary into extraordinary. Our mission is to inspire and empower bartenders, as well as cocktail enthusiasts, to push their creative boundaries and reimagine the art of bartending." said Kapila Sethi Kad as Head of Marketing, William Grant & Sons.

Commenting on the success of the event, Sachin Mehta, Country Director, William Grant & Sons said “By promoting and recognizing exceptional talent, Ultimate Bartender Championship 2023 aimed to inspire the next generation of bartenders, cultivating a culture of excellence, professionalism, and innovation. Bartenders have the potential to advocate for responsible drinking, sustainability, community engagement, while working towards the advancement of their profession. They are integral contributors to the spirits and hospitality industry, and we truly value their prowess, passion and dedication.”

An unforgettable after-party followed the finale round of the Ultimate Bartender Championship. International artist DJ Santero took the stage, providing an electrifying atmosphere for the guests to celebrate the successful conclusion of the event.

About Monkey Shoulder

With an eye-catching bottle, intriguing name and a playful attitude, Monkey Shoulder has created a stir as the Scotch that leaps out from the whisky crowd. A 100 percent blended malt whisky, this top-notch quality Scotch is made from a selection of Speyside single malts married to create an exceptional flavor. Refreshingly approachable and tailor made for mixing, Monkey Shoulder’s commitment to the unconventional is bringing great Scotch to a new generation.

About William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd. is an independent, family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is owned by the seventh generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt, Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie®, a range of handcrafted single malts, and the world’s third largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry®, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® and Drambuie®.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Employees Come Together For A Plantation Drive To Enhance Green Cover Near Ramdevara Betta

* Celebrates Environment Month Through Its Employee Volunteer Initiative - I, Community Action To Reach Everyone (iCARE)

Continuing the efforts towards the commitment to environmental sustainability and its philosophy of 'Go Green,' Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is proud to announce an upcoming plantation drive near Madapura gate (closer to Ramdevara Betta) on June 25th, 2023, marking the 26th iCARE environmental activity. In line with Toyota’s Environment Month, this initiative reflects the company's dedication to making a positive impact on the society and nurturing a sense of responsibility among its employees. By actively involving passionate employees, TKM aims to foster a sense of giving back to the community and strengthen the care for environment, among its Toyota family members.

Ramdevara Betta, located in Ramanagara district (Karnataka State), is renowned for being the only Vulture Sanctuary in India. TKM, in collaboration with the Forest Department of Ramanagaram will engage in tree plantation to support the department to enhance the green cover in this region. Through this eco initiative, TKM joins hands in the conservation of the forest.

Reiterating, TKM remains commitment to its six aspirational Global Environmental Challenge 2050, and this plantation drive represents its sixth challenge namely, ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’, focusing on enhancing the biodiversity. TKM has also undertaken ‘Green Wave Project’ promoting mass plantation activities inside and outside the company by consistently expanding the afforestation efforts by adopting ‘Miyawaki concept’, involving all its stakeholders. To elaborate, the Miyawaki method of plantation is to establish the potential natural vegetation utilizing native species and in India, TKM was the first corporate to adopt this Miyawaki Concept way back in 2009. Over the years, TKM has planted more than 3,28,000 saplings across 112 acres of land inside the premises with 700 different floral diversity, contributing to a cumulative reduction of 4,700 tons of carbon and attracting the faunal diversity of more than 264 species.

Since its establishment in 2017, iCARE (I, Community Acton to Reach Everyone) has been instrumental in creating a significant impact on society, positively impacting the lives of 63,150 individuals. Through iCARE, TKM has been actively engaging its employees who continue to voluntarily invest their efforts in various eco activities such as Dibbling for plant seeding (so far 3000 dibbles), land clean-up covering more than 0.5 acres of area in Bannerghatta National Park, making bird nests from plastic bottles were recycled into planters & imbibing the sense of biodiversity conservation amongst youths from 100 shelter homes and so forth. TKM came together to conduct a green home audit initiative to raise awareness about the carbon footprint of sustainable living.

So far, over 1,758 employees have voluntarily participated in iCARE, covering various initiatives in domains such as education, environment, health and hygiene, road safety, skill development, and disaster management in line with the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Sharing his thoughts about the upcoming plantation drive, under the company’s iCARE initiative, Mr. Vikram Gulati, Country Head and Executive Vice President of Toyota Kirloskar Motor said "While the employee participation registration is in progress for the plantation drive, we are delighted to see the enthusiasm of our employees towards this eco initiative. This platform allows us to come together as a Toyota family and show wholehearted support to our company's dedication to improve the community lives. Through the collective efforts of our passionate employees, we are confident that this initiative will further support and contribute towards building a greener and more harmonious future. We will continue to focus our efforts on areas that require our intervention and work tirelessly towards building a better society.”

With collaboration between TKM and the Forest Department, the plantation drive in Ramanagara district will have a lasting positive impact on the environment and contribute to the restoration of its natural beauty. TKM remains dedicated to its mission of environmental conservation, community welfare, and sustainable practices.

GE Aerospace Signs MOU With Hindustan Aeronautics Limited To Produce Fighter Jet Engines For Indian Air Force

* GE Aerospace’s F414 Engines Would Be Co-Produced In India To Power The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Mk2

GE (NYSE: GE) – GE Aerospace announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force, a major milestone amidst Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official state visit to the United States and a key element in strengthening defense cooperation between the two countries.

The agreement includes the potential joint production of GE Aerospace’s F414 engines in India, and GE Aerospace continues to work with the U.S. government to receive the necessary export authorization for this. The effort is part of the Indian Air Force’s Light Combat Aircraft Mk2 program.

“This is a historic agreement made possible by our longstanding partnership with India and HAL,” said H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GE and CEO of GE Aerospace. “We are proud to play a role in advancing President Biden and Prime Minister Modi’s vision of closer coordination between the two nations. Our F414 engines are unmatched and will offer important economic and national security benefits for both countries as we help our customers produce the highest quality engines to meet the needs of their military fleet.”

GE Aerospace has operated in India for more than four decades with wide engagement in the industry including engines, avionics, services, engineering, manufacturing, and local sourcing. In addition to potential new work in India, a number of U.S. facilities that currently support work on the F414 engine will see additional volume as a result of today’s announcement.

In 1986, GE began working with the Aeronautical Development Agency and HAL to support the development of India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) with F404 engines. Subsequently GE Aerospace’s F404 and F414 have been part of development and production programs of LCA Mk1 and LCA Mk2 programs. In total, 75 F404 engines have been delivered and another 99 are on order for LCA Mk1A. Eight F414 engines have been delivered as part of an ongoing development program for LCA Mk2.

Today’s agreement will advance GE Aerospace’s earlier commitment to build 99 engines for the Indian Air Force as part of the LCA Mk2 program. It puts the company in a strong position to create a family of products in India, including the F404 engine that currently powers the LCA Mk1 and LCA Mk1A aircraft and GE Aerospace’s selection for the prototype development, testing and certification of the AMCA program with our F414-INS6 engine. In addition, GE will continue to collaborate with Indian government on the AMCA Mk2 engine program.

With more than five million flight hours and eight nations with F414-powered aircraft in operation or on order, the F414 continues to exceed goals for reliability and time on wing. To date, more than 1,600 F414 engines have been delivered globally.

GE’s presence in India includes its research and technology centre, the John F Welch Technology Centre at Bengaluru, which opened in 2000 and its Multi-modal Factory at Pune, which opened in 2015.

About GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft with a global service network to support these offerings. GE Aerospace and its joint ventures have an installed base of more than 40,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines, and the business is playing a vital role in shaping the future of flight. For more information, visit us at

Vedanta Spark And MeitY-Nasscom CoE Sign MoU For Technology-Based Innovations

Vedanta Spark, a global corporate innovation, accelerator & ventures program by Vedanta Group to promote tech start-ups, announced its collaboration with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and Nasscom’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) - IoT & AI, to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies led innovations.

The Vedanta Spark program aims to accelerate startups leveraging transformative & sustainable technologies to create large-scale impact in partnership with the Vedanta group companies and has already engaged 80 start-ups for more than 120 projects so far. The NASSCOM CoE is known for its successful technology enablement accelerating the innovation requirements of large and mid-size businesses in the fields of healthcare and well-being, process, manufacturing, etc.

Ms. Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc Limited & Non-Executive Director, Vedanta Limited, said, “Vedanta’s engagement with MeitY-Nasscom CoE will enable innovative startups to demonstrate & develop their products in our unique ecosystem. Vedanta Spark looks forward to bringing in value delivery across our operations with the goal of utilizing emerging technologies to find solutions that will contribute to long-term environmental, social, and economic sustainability.”

This partnership will explore the potential application of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), and Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR), among others, across different verticals of Vedanta Group. The collaboration with Nasscom CoE will also help the team at Vedanta Spark to optimize enterprise-level initiatives and processes. There is a vast pool of innovative companies through CoE that specialize in cloud infra optimisation, UAV-based solutions, data-based predictive approaches, and solutions capable of addressing specific problem statements related to enterprise concerns in real time.

“Digital-first and innovation-led approach has become a top priority for businesses today. Our partnership with Vedanta Spark is aimed at unlocking a new wave of innovation and business growth to address both the present and future needs of the customer. The partnership will support the development of cutting-edge technologies that will lead to interesting use cases across the mining, oil and gas sector. Nasscom CoE is actively working towards supporting an innovation ecosystem that includes start-ups, enterprises & academia to take forward the agenda of digitalization and creating the valuable insights that will help the industry and their consumers”, said Mr. Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO, MeitY-nasscom CoE.

The MoU was exchanged between Mr Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO, Nasscom Centre of Excellence for IoT and AI and Mr. Amitesh Sinha Head – Corporate Venture Capital & Vedanta Spark, Vedanta Limited. Both teams committed to implement an agenda that will address the needs and work on the roadmap for the future technology sectors.

About CoE for IoT & AI

An initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and K-tech, NASSCOM Centre of Excellence – IoT & AI is a platform that aims to accelerate the development of the deep-tech industry, enabling inclusion and adoption of emerging technologies in the ecosystem. CoE for the last six years has been enhancing the power of Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to bring unprecedented opportunities for Industry, Startups, and Academia.


The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM®) is the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the Tech industry in India and comprises over 3000 member companies. Our membership spans the entire spectrum of the industry from start-ups to multinationals and from products to services, Global Capability Centres to Engineering firms. Guided by India's vision to become a leading digital economy globally, NASSCOM focuses on accelerating the pace of transformation of the industry to emerge as the preferred enabler for global digital transformation. Our strategic imperatives are to reskill and upskill India's IT workforce to ensure that talent is future-ready in terms of new-age skills, strengthen the innovation quotient across industry verticals, create new market opportunities - both international and domestic, drive policy advocacy to advance innovation and ease of doing business, and build the industry narrative with a focus on Talent, Trust, and Innovation. And, in everything we do, we will continue to champion the need for diversity and equal opportunity. 

About Vedanta Limited

Vedanta Limited (“Vedanta”), a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading natural resources companies spanning across India, South Africa and Namibia. The Vedanta Group has significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, Nickel, Aluminium, Power, Renewable Energy, Display glass and is foraying into Semiconductors business. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector, is committed to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 or sooner and aims to spend $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate this transition. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on various social impact programs and its flagship project, Nand Ghar is setting up model anganwadis across India. Vedanta Ltd. has been listed in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2022, conferred Golden Peacock Award for excellence in Corporate Governance 2022 and certified as a Great Place to Work 2022. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, visit 

PayU India Slashes Its Electricity Emissions, Powering India’s Rural Financial Inclusion With New Climate Finance Mechanism

* PayU India is providing climate finance for projects with an installed capacity of over 390 KWp for 220 villages across India using Distributed Renewable Energy Certificates (D-RECs), accounting to a reduction in emissions from 89% of its electricity consumption

As momentum for greater corporate climate action and a just transition grows, PayU has shown its commitment to sustainability and financial inclusion across India by procuring Distributed Renewable Energy Certificates (D-RECs) from high-impact solar projects electrifying rural banks across the country.

D-RECs are an innovative climate finance instrument that are accelerating the energy transition, increasing local clean electricity supply, boosting transparency, and transforming corporate green energy procurement. D-RECs have a key role to play in India. Due to erratic power supplies, banking in rural areas can often be a difficult if not an impossible affair for many rural communities in India, with one-fifth of Indian adults reportedly not having a bank account.

E-Hands Energy, a Chennai-based provider of renewable energy solutions in rural India, recently completed a programme providing solar solutions to over 920 rural banks in India, helping bring financially excluded rural Indians into the formal banking system by ensuring the banks remained operational throughout the day despite regular power cuts. The D-RECs purchased by PayU will be certifying the renewable electricity generated by a selection of these rural banking renewable energy projects, supporting financial inclusion across the country.

D-RECs extend the impact of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) - a widely used market instrument - to smaller projects with limited connection to the grid and/or limited access to affordable finance, such as E-Hands Energy’s banking programme. By purchasing D-RECs to settle 89% of PayU India’s electricity consumption, the company is providing climate finance for further E-Hands Energy renewable energy projects with an installed capacity of over 390 KWp for 220 villages across India. These projects will displace polluting grid and off-grid energy generation, such as diesel generators and grief-based electricity, from across India.

The D-REC Initiative, the secretariat leading the management of the D-REC, has developed an open technology ledger in close collaboration with the International REC (I-REC) Standard. This gives buyers like PayU confidence in the origination of their certificates, producing rigorous metrics for corporate reporting against renewable energy procurement targets.

Mohit Gopal, COO at PayU India, said: “D-RECs offer an innovative and verifiable platform to accelerate affordable and clean energy access for underserved communities of India. As part of the Prosus’ family of companies, our multi-year partnership with the D-REC Initiative shows our commitment to transition to a greener economy that is not only inclusive, but offers a reliable banking experience to rural Indians, bringing more people into the fold of the organised financial services sector.”

Raghuraman Chandrasekaran, founder and CEO of E-Hands Energy, said: “The monetisation of our projects via DRECs are extremely important for us, as we can now accelerate the deployment of solar to more rural sites with the help of DRECs sold to reduce our capital expenditure on setting up new financial inclusion projects in the future.”

PayU India is actively committed to sustainability and driving positive change through responsible business practices. The company has a comprehensive sustainability strategy that covers multiple initiatives. By making a conscious shift to recycled paper products, for an annual consumption of approximately 0.5 tons, PayU achieved a marked reduction in energy (31%), water waste (53%) and solid waste (39%). By moving to Green Garbage Bags, PayU has saved almost 2 tonnes of plastic waste and 1 kg of carbon emission per kg of a garbage bag. The company’s annual CO2 emission saving was reduced by 1.35 tonnes by transitioning to EV vehicles, and by 31.68 tonnes using glass bottles.

Goldmedal Electricals introduces Magic Line: The Energy-Efficient LED-Batten

* The sleek and aesthetically pleasing Magic Line LED battens are designed to provide higher power savings, uniform light distribution, a modern lightweight design, and sturdy, durable frames

Goldmedal Electricals, India’s leading provider of innovative electrical solutions, introduces Magic Line LED batten, designed specifically for modern spaces. These LED battens are crafted to transform homes with their exceptional performance and sleek design.


The Magic Line LED batten provides users with unparalleled brightness, energy efficiency, and durability. This LED batten uses just a fraction of the power consumed by fluorescent tube lights, allowing it to last three times longer. Easy to install or retrofit, the Magic Line LED battens are available in multiple lengths to meet the demands of residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The slim form and its impact-resistant housing add to the aesthetics and durability of the LED batten. The Magic Line is available in the market starting from Rs. 350/- onwards.

Other features of Magic Line LED batten:

1.       Available in various wattages ranging from 5W, 9W, 20W, and 22W, catering to different lighting requirements. They are also available in a range of colour temperatures to suit various preferences. 

2.       Slim, lightweight LED batten.

3.       Uniform distribution of light.

4.       Constructed with impact-resistance housing for durability and protection against accidental damage. 

Commenting on the Magic Line LED batten, Mr. Kishan Jain, Director, Goldmedal Electricals, said, “Goldmedal is committed to developing innovative, aesthetically pleasing, and energy-efficient LED solutions that are easy to maintain and replace. The Magic Line LED batten has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of modern spaces, ensuring uniform light distribution and superior longevity compared to traditional fluorescent tube lights.”

Goldmedal Electricals, one of India’s leading Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) companies is known for its wide range of lighting solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The company also offers a variety of modular switches and accessories, home automation systems, fans, wires and cables, doorbells, fans, PVC pipes, DBs, MCBs, and various other electrical products.

About Goldmedal Electricals

Goldmedal Electricals is a homegrown electrical company which was established in the year 1979 with a vision to create electrical switches and accessories that make a positive difference to the lives of consumers. The company is known in the industry for manufacturing high-quality wiring devices and introducing a host of innovations in the industry. In 1981, Goldmedal entered the Wires and Cables business. In 1995, the company set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit in Goregaon, Mumbai for the manufacturing of wires & cables, and modular switches. Alongside Wires and Cables, the company today manufactures a vast range of electrical products including various types of switches, home automation systems, security systems, entertainment devices, fans, wires and cables, doorbells, electrical accessories, and more for residential buildings as well as commercial establishments.

Woohoo! Donuts At Rs. 60/- On June 23, 2023, Only At MAD OVER DONUTS

Get ready to indulge in pure happiness on 23rd June, 2023 as Mad Over Donuts celebrates Donut Day! The annual celebration of a day full of happiness to indulge in mouth-watering donuts at an irresistible price of only Rs. 60.

Mad Over Donut beckons all donut lovers to avail of the amazing offer at any of MOD’s stores and experience the magic of freshly made, handcrafted donuts.

Donut Day, on Friday, the 23rd of June, is a perfect  reason to devour donut goodness with our friends and family and create some of the happiest memories.

So, mark your calendar and grab any donut at Rs. 60 only!

See you at the Mad Over Donuts stores.

What: MOD’s Donut Day

Where: Pan-India MOD stores

When: June 23, 2023

Price: Rs. 60 per donut


L&T Technology Services Extends Relationship With PTC To Offer Digital Manufacturing Solutions For Aerospace And Defense Sector

* Joint event at Paris Air show will provide view of digital transformation opportunities for end customers using PTC’s ThingWorx and LTTS’ Digital Engineering capabilities

L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), India’s leading pure-play engineering services company, today announced an extension of its relationship with PTC to engineer future ready solutions for the aerospace, defense and transportation sectors. The parties will leverage PTC’s Windchill® product lifecycle management and product data management (PLM/PDM) application to cater to players in Aerospace & Defense segments and support them with a digital thread from the design to the manufacturing stages.

Windchill® will help drive easy integration with existing architectures of the potential customers and provide a solid foundation for a product-driven digital thread. The product suite is being designed to predict aero engine and components failure, and provide engineering analytics, where LTTS will bring in the domain expertise and RUL prediction models and will leverage PTC tools/platforms to deliver a comprehensive solution for customers. This in turn will enable organizations to increase efficiencies in the automation of aerospace MRO operations. It will also help in optimizing field repairs and aftermarket support through AR/VR integrated with digital manuals (IETM) and workflow implemented through PTC ThingWorx platform.

LTTS has a global relationship with PTC to provide next generation Smart Digital Solutions & Services to shared enterprise customers worldwide. The parties have an LTTS-PTC Center of Excellence (CoE) showcasing Smart Digital Solution experiences leveraging PTC products including the ThingWorx IoT platform. With the extension to the aerospace, defense, and transportation sectors, LTTS and PTC will enable digital transformation of data from design to manufacturing stage enabling services support to airlines though PLM/PDM application. In addition to furthering the product innovation journey, LTTS will be able to offer more possibilities across the client value chain.

Alind Saxena, President, Sales and Whole Time Director, L&T Technology Services, said, “We are delighted to expand our existing alliance with PTC for the benefit of the global aerospace industry and demonstrate the power of Industry 4.0 on the manufacturing shop floor. Our joint solutions will enable leadership in Industrial IoT, Data Engineering and the entire product and service life cycle management, enabling global aerospace and defense companies to improve quality, throughput, and design while achieving greater efficiencies in manufacturing operations”.

“We are excited that LTTS has chosen PTC as a key partner for delivering engineering and PLM managed services. With the extension to the aerospace and defense verticals, we and LTTS will further extend our capabilities to unlock new and improved business values across multiple industry verticals. This will further help to leverage each other’s resources, technology, market presence and engineering know-how, serving the aviation sector in EU as well as the rest of the world,” said Stuart Heavyside, Chief Partner Officer, PTC.

L&T Technology Services and PTC will also be hosting an exclusive networking evening at this year's International Paris Air Show where experts from across the industry will gather to discuss the latest technological innovations in the aeronautics domain.

Join us to learn more about "Engineering Sustainable Future of Digital Aviation" on Thursday June 22nd ,   2023.

About L&T Technology Services Ltd

L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services. We offer consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle. Our customer base includes 69 Fortune 500 companies and 57 of the world’s top ER&D companies, across industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries. Headquartered in India, we have over 22,200 employees spread across 22 global design centers, 28 global sales offices and 99 innovation labs as of March 31, 2023. For more information, visit

Windchill and ThingWorx are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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