Friday, August 4, 2023

Motorola Announces “Exciting Discounts On Its Smartphone Range” – Motorola Edge 40, Moto g32, Motorola Edge 30 Ultra And Others

* On Flipkart’s Big Saving Days sale from 4th – 9th August 2023 

• motorola edge 40, from the Motorola’s flagship range and the World’s slimmest 5G phone with IP68 underwater protection, 144Hz 3D curved display, and the world’s 1st MediaTek Dimensity 8020 is available at just Rs. 27,999* 

• moto g32, India’s most loved and  all-rounder with an incredible 8GB RAM+128 GB storage, 6.5” full HD+ display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 Processor plus a 50MP quad function camera will be available at an effective price of just Rs. 10,999*  

• moto g62 5G, a ‘True 5G’ device from Motorola, featuring 12 5G bands including all Indian 5G bands for assured and seamless connectivity across Indian operators and states, a smooth 120Hz Display and a blazing fast Snapdragon 695 processor is available at an effective price starting at just Rs. 13,999*  

• moto e13 with 4 GB RAM+64 GB storage, the Hatke phone in the sub 10k segment comes with a long lasting 5000 mAh battery will be available at an offer price of Rs. 7,299*. 

• From Motorola’s flagship range, the motorola edge 30 ultra with 12GB RAM+256 GB storage with the industry’s first  200MP primary camera, will be available at a disruptive price of just Rs. 42,499* exclusively during this sale. 

Motorola, India’s best 5G smartphones brand^ announced exciting offers on its smartphone range across its motorola edge, moto g and mote e series lineup of smartphones for the ongoing “Flipkart Big Saving Days sale”. Consumers can grab their favorite Motorola smartphones during the sale period till 9th August at incredibly attractive prices. 

Starting with the premium category motorola edge series, the bestsellers motorola edge 40 and motorola edge 30 Ultra are available at disruptive prices. The motorola edge 40 is the world’s slimmest 5G Phone with IP68 underwater protection and the world's 1st MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Processor along with the segment 1st 144Hz 3D curved display with edge lights (6.55" pOLED HDR10+), plus an incredible 50MP camera setup with the widest aperture of f/1.4, OIS and flagship grade features such as Horizon lock that allow for stunning images and videos in any light is available at just Rs. 27,999*. The motorola edge 30 ultra with 12GB RAM+256 GB storage comes with the world’s first 200MP camera and is available at an effective price of Rs. 42,499*.  

Under Motorola’s g series of smartphones, the brand is offering the most loved all-rounder from Motorola – the moto g32 with 8 GB RAM+128 GB storage, expandable up to 1 TB, is available at an exceptional effective price of just Rs. 10,999*. This incredible phone packs features including a 90Hz 6.5” FHD+ display, Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos®, near stock Android 12 and powerful performance with Snapdragon® 680 processor plus a 50MP quad function camera, which makes it a must-buy during the Flipkart sale. Additionally, the moto g62 features 12 5G bands including all Indian 5G bands for assured and seamless connectivity across Indian operators and states, a smooth 120Hz Display and a blazing fast Snapdragon 695 processor will be available at a price starting at just Rs. 13,999*  

To ensure there are offerings across price points, the stylish and “hatke” moto e13 comes backed by a strong 5000mAh battery with the 4 GB RAM +64GB storage variant at just Rs. 7,299* and the 2+64 GB variant at Rs.5,849*. 

Tata Capital Unveils A Generative AI Powered Chatbot To Enhance Customer Experience

Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, has introduced the use of generative AI -within ‘TIA’, the company’s chatbot, marking a significant milestone in the adoption of emerging technology to enhance customer engagement. Tata Capital has integrated capabilities of Chat GPT with its Chatbot to enable a more seamless conversational experience and offer contextual assistance to customers for all their service requests.

The integration of ChatGPT will significantly enhance the chatbot TIA’s ability to understand and respond to customer queries and provide customers with high quality content, personalised responses and on-demand support. The enhanced version will be available both on the mobile app and on the website. The use of generative AI will also make TIA capable of answering queries instantly in Hindi and Hinglish, thereby connecting with a wider audience.

Abonty Banerjee, Chief Digital Officer, Tata Capital, said, “We are constantly enhancing the use of AI to innovate across the enterprise. We believe that generative AI has the power to transform roles and boost performance across domains. We are delighted to announce the launch of a new version of our service bot, TIA, which is integrated with the capabilities of ChatGPT. We are confident that customers will love the empowerment this technology brings, which will enable them to self-serve far more effectively.”

Tata Capital unveiled TIA in 2019 to offer customers a simple voice-based solution to help them resolve loan queries related to eligibility, process and so on. TIA uses speech recognition technology, natural language understanding and text-to-speech technology.

About Tata Capital Limited

Tata Capital Limited, a holistic financial services provider that caters to the diverse needs of retail, corporate and institutional customers. Its range of offerings include Consumer Finance, Advisory Services, Commercial Finance, Infrastructure Finance, Microfinance, Project Finance, debt syndication, Investment Banking, Private Equity Advisory and Credit Cards. For more information about Tata Capital, visit

With No Compromise On Boot Space, Tata Motors Revolutionizes The CNG Market With Its Refreshed iCNG Portfolio

* Launches the all-new Tata Punch iCNG with Voice Assisted Electric Sunroof

* Equips Tiago and Tigor iCNG with the advanced twin-cylinder technology

Riding on the success of its twin cylinder technology, Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer, today brought joy to its CNG customers by not only refreshing its existing CNG line up with the upgraded Tiago and Tigor iCNG but also launching the brand-new Punch iCNG with this revolutionary technology. The twin-cylinder technology that debuted with the Altroz iCNG in May this year, has received an astounding response for the disruption it has created in the segment – enabling CNG vehicles to provide their customers with a non-compromised boot space, best-in-class features and a superior drive experience.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Vinay Pant, Head-Marketing, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., said: “Building further on our success with the Altroz iCNG, and to make the CNG segment even more hotly contested, we are excited to introduce the twin cylinder technology in not just one but three products today – the Tiago, Tigor and the much awaited and loved sub compact SUV, the Tata Punch. Since its debut at the Auto Expo 2023, the Punch iCNG has been one of the most awaited products in this segment. With its uncompromised boot space and high-end feature upgrades, the Punch iCNG demonstrates the go anywhere attitude of an SUV, which is engineered to meet the constantly evolving requirements of customers, who are tech savvy and demand best in class features along with an environment friendly and economical product. I am confident that these introductions put together will make our CNG line up appealing, holistic, and stronger than ever.”

About the Punch iCNG:

With multiple milestones to its credit, the Punch has been successful in creating its own mark. And now equipped with the most innovative CNG technology in the country and exquisite features, this Punch goes far and beyond.  

OMG! it’s Safe!

The Punch iCNG is built on the modern ALFA Architecture platform that has been proven for safety by receiving the 5-Star Global NCAP adult safety rating at the time of launch.

Extensive use of ultra-high strength steel and reinforced body structure provides rigidity to the car and makes it robust.

Further enhanced safety features like a micro-switch to keep the car switched off at the time of refuelling.

Thermal incident protection cuts off CNG supply to the engine and releases gas into the atmosphere as a measure of safety.

The twin cylinders located below the luggage area offer the safest solution as the valves and pipes are protected under the load floor minimizing the risk of potential damage. Additionally, the enhanced rear body structure and 6 point mounting system for the CNG tanks provide additional rear crash safety for the Punch iCNG.

OMG! it’s Impressive!

The Punch iCNG comes with advanced features like Voice assisted Electric Sunroof, Front Seat Armrest, USB C Type charger and a Shark fin antenna.

The new Punch iCNG will sport intuitive features such as Automatic Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, 16” diamond cut alloy wheels, 7" infotainment system by Harman™ that supports Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay™ connectivity, rain sensing wipers, height adjustable driver seat and many more.

OMG! It’s Intelligent!

The smart placement of the twin cylinders in Punch iCNG under the luggage areas ensures boot space similar to that in ICE SUVs.

The Punch iCNG comes with advanced Single ECU & features Direct Start in CNG mode.

The Single ECU ensures effortless and jerk free shifting between petrol and CNG modes.

The Direct Start in CNG mode eliminates the hassle of switching modes. With this feature, customers will be able to save fuel every time they start the car.

OMG! it’s Powerful!

The Punch iCNG offers incredible performance with the powerful 1.2L Revotron Engine.

The advance iCNG Technology gives an unmatched performance with a perfect combination of power and pick-up by delivering superior power of 73.4 PS @6000 rpm and torque of 103 Nm @ 3230 rpm

Adding some more ‘punch’ to the car, the company will now offer new features like Voice Assisted Sunroof, Xpress cool, iTPMS, USB C Type charger, front armrest, One Touch Up Driver Window, Shark fin antenna and more in the petrol variants of the car as well.

About the Tiago and Tigor iCNG:

The Tiago and Tigor brands have been appreciated for their versatility. The Tiago also recently achieved the prestigious 5 lakh sales milestone proving its popularity amongst the hatch lovers. Furthermore, the Tiago and Tigor are the only vehicles in their segments to be offered with three powertrain options - petrol, electric and iCNG.

The latest refreshes of the Tiago and Tigor iCNG will come equipped with Tata Motors’ modern twin-cylinder technology that provides consumers with no compromise on boot space, making them an even more appealing option amongst the CNG loyalists. This technology enables the Tigor to offer a CNG tank capacity of 70L (water capacity), the highest in the industry. Since their launch in January 2022, the Tiago and Tigor iCNG have gained popularity with consumers, with combined sales of over 50,000 units till date.

Tata Motors’ venture into the CNG segment has been quite successful, and all its offerings have been immensely appreciated in their respective segments, thereby growing the Company’s market share, and strengthening its multi powertrain strategy. Currently, Tata Motors iCNG vehicles are only catering to the personal segment and are commanding a market share of more than 16% in the overall CNG industry - a testament of their popularity. CNG contribution to the overall sales of the individual brands in the ICE category for Tiago, Tigor and Altroz stand at 20%, 55% and >40% respectively.

To know more about Tata Motors’ iCNG range, visit

ELCINA Welcomes India's New Licensing Requirement For Imports Of Laptops, Tablets, And Personal Computers

* To Boost Domestic Electronics Manufacturing

The Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) welcomes the recent decision vide Notification No. 23/2023 dated 3rd August 2023 by DGFT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India to implement a licensing requirement for imports of finished laptops, tablets, and personal computers falling under HSN 8471. This move aligns with ELCINA's vision to bolster domestic electronics manufacturing and reinforce the "Make in India" initiative promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

The new regulation, effective immediately, signifies a crucial step towards enhancing national security and reducing reliance on foreign imports. With rapidly expanding digitalization and online transactions for all services, cyber security and safeguarding our data from phishing and malware has become imperative. This move will also provide impetus to Indian and global companies to consider establishing local manufacturing facilities and assembly lines, thereby boosting the overall electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the country.

ELCINA acknowledges that the implementation of the licensing requirement may pose initial short-term challenges for global companies and is committed to supporting them in streamlining their supply chains and benefiting from this opportunity. ELCINA firmly believes that this measure will encourage companies to explore opportunities for investing in the India manufacturing eco-system and value chain as India today provides strong support to the Electronic Systems Design & Manufacturing sector.

ELCINA commends MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) for creating a conducive environment for electronics manufacturing. The extension of the PLI 2.0 deadline for IT Hardware and the introduction of the $2 billion incentive scheme underscore the government's unwavering support to ESDM sector and achieving

the target of $300 billion production by 2026. These strategic initiatives position India as a flourishing global electronics manufacturing hub.

Mr Sanjay Agarwal, President ELCINA & MD, Globe Capacitors Pvt. Ltd., expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "This notification is a welcome move from the government to boost manufacturing in India, promoting make in India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat in IT hardware products.  More focus will be there to enhance R&D, Technology, and design, which in turn will make India self-reliant with a thriving supply chain network in IT Hardware."

ELCINA's Secretary General, Mr Rajoo Goel, expressed his appreciation for the government's efforts in safeguarding the digital economy and ensuring the safety of digital devices from cyber threats. As the country embraces technological advancements, it becomes paramount to fortify the security of these devices against vulnerabilities and cyber threats. "With the growing reliance on digital devices and the surge in the digital economy, it is imperative to protect our machines from cyber threats. The government's decision showcases their commitment to enhancing cybersecurity measures in the country and opens up new manufacturing opportunities."

ELCINA encourages the electronics/IT industry to embrace the opportunities presented by the new licensing requirement. By working together, IT Hardware Product industry can drive innovation, create jobs, and strengthen India's position as a Global Electronics Manufacturing Hub.

Schwing Stetter India Makes Commitment To Help Achieve Carbon Neutrality; Aims To Plant 2,50,000 Tree Saplings By 2023

* “Flags Off The Plantation Drive In Assam And Tamil Nadu As A Part Of Its 25th Anniversary Celebrations”

 Schwing Stetter India, one of the country’s leading construction and concreting equipment manufacturer, initiated its sustainability campaign, #GoGreenwithSchwing, with the aim of planting 2,50,000 trees globally by 2023. This initiative is a significant part of their ongoing 25th-anniversary celebrations of Schwing Stetter’s presence in India. Starting from two locations in India: Irungattukottai (Tamil Nadu) and Guwahati (Assam), this green drive will span across the entire country, including areas where significant infrastructure projects have been successfully implemented.

#GoGreewithSchwing initiative began with the Irungattukottai tree plantation drive, officiated by V.G Sakthikumar, Managing Director of Schwing Stetter India, planting a total of 30,000 tree saplings. The Assam Chapter of Plantation drive, officiated by the Chief Guests, Arup Kumar Mishra, Chairman of the Pollution Control Board, Assam, and Jadav Payeng, renowned as “The Forest Man of India,”, planted the initial saplings, marking the commencement of the tree plantation campaign in Guwahati, Assam.

As a pioneering force in the infra development Sector, Schwing has made efforts in reshaping the country’s progress with its state-of-the-art concrete and construction machinery. The company has embraced a deep-seated commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. They have dedicated efforts towards green energy adoption and have significantly reduced its carbon footprint.  

With #GoGreenwithSchwing, the company has taken an initiative to promote reforestation and reduce the carbon footprint by involving multiple stakeholders including employees, customers, business partners, and dealers. Schwing Stetter India aims to achieve the target of planting 2,50,000 saplings globally by 2023. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. V.G Sakthikumar, Chairman & Managing Director of Schwing Stetter India, said “As we embark on this incredible journey of turning 25 years, we want to continue to engage in activities that reflect our commitment to sustainability and the environment. We are aiming to sow the seeds of a greener, more sustainable future. In this journey, we are deeply grateful to Young India volunteers who tirelessly work for 'Climate change', as well as CII and BAI; for extending their support for this noble cause in various states across India.” 

On 3rd and 4th August 2023, a total of 75,000+ saplings are to be planted in Irungattukottai and Guwahati, on behalf of Schwing Stetter India. The remaining saplings will be planted at various locations in a phased manner, by 2023. 

About Schwing Stetter India Private Limited: 

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100% subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a 1.30 billion USD German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of the XCMG group. Schwing Stetter is a pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation, and recycling. Schwing Stetter (India) Private Limited manufactures concrete batching plants, concrete placing booms, concrete pumps, concrete truck mixers for transporting readymade concrete to construction sites, concrete truck mixers with concrete pumps, and concrete recycling plants, plastering pumps, self-loading mixers, and sludge pumps. 

Schwing Stetter (India) sells and services equipment like concrete pavers, aerial working platforms, all-terrain cranes, cold milling machines, crawler cranes, excavators, horizontal directional drilling, motor grader, rotary drilling rig, tower crane, truck cranes, and wheel loader are our various newer range of equipment that has been launched recently from GOMACO and XCMG. We cater to the requirement of infrastructure developers and act as an OEM supplier to various cement companies that offer ready-mix concrete. Schwing Stetter has its manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK, and India supported by sales and service centers in France, Netherlands, Austria, and Sweden as well as representations in more than 150 countries worldwide. Contact us on: 

The New OPPO A78, The Complete Entertainment Smartphone With Best-In-Class Battery

* The OPPO A78 features 67W SUPERVOOCTM Flash Charge technology with a 5000mAh battery for all-day entertainment

* Comes with 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED display and Dual Stereo Speakers for impressive audio-visual experience

OPPO, the leading global smart devices brand, has announced the launch of the OPPO A78 in India. The handset will be available in two colour finishes: Aqua Green and Mist Black.

The Aqua Green A78 uses a double-layer process to superimpose OPPO’s first Diamond Matrix Design atop a water-green base layer; the Mist Black version comes with a touch of yellow-green to its pure black base to give the phone a unique metallic gloss.

The smartphone features an Ultra-Slim Retro Design with a 2.5D right-angled middle frame and smoothed edges to make the phone sleek and comfortable to hold. It is priced at INR 17,499 and will be available for sale from August 1 onwards through mainline retail outlets, OPPO E-Store and Flipkart.

Immersive audio-visuals for top-level entertainment  

The OPPO A78 is built for those who enjoy entertainment on the go. Its AMOLED screen is capable of deep blacks, great contrast, and true-to-life colours. The crisp 6.4-inch FHD+ display boasts features that are on par with high-end handsets, including a 90Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling, up to 180Hz touch sampling rate for a quick touch response when playing games, and smart adaptive backlighting that intelligently adjusts to various light environments; this means users can binge-watch shows for long hours, and even play marathon sessions of games without any visual fatigue.

In addition, the A78’s L1 Widevine certification means it supports high-definition video streaming from all mainstream video platforms. For audio, its Dual Stereo Speakers with Real Original Sound Technology—tested by Dirac—output immersive surround sound whether you are listening to music, watching videos, or playing games. The handset also packs an Ultra Volume Mode that allows users to turn up the speaker level to 200% for audible audio in the noisiest environments.

For the click-happy, the A78 4G boasts a 50MP main camera that captures stunning pictures in every setting and a 2MP depth camera for delicate bokeh in portraits. 

The handset also supports the Dual-View Video function that enables simultaneous recording from its 8MP front and 50MP rear cameras to merge the footage into a single frame for creative vlogs.  

Robust performance for a great entertainment experience  

To ensure smooth performance, the OPPO A78 packs the Snapdragon 680 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and support for 1TB of additional storage through microSD cards. Additionally, RAM can be extended by an extra 8GB from storage via OPPO’s RAM expansion technology. 

OPPO’s Dynamic Computing Engine—the same proprietary technology found on high-end OPPO devices—makes the A78 perform as fast and fluidly as a new smartphone even after three years. It increases app opening speeds by as much as 1.42% and can run up to 19 apps simultaneously without any lag or stutters. 

The smartphone runs on ColorOS 13.1—based on Android 13—which enhances privacy and performance with features like screen translation that allow you to point the camera at a script for instant AI-based translation; you can auto-pixelate user photos in screenshots of messaging apps, and you even get a private safe to secure all your sensitive documents and photos.

Long-lasting battery

All this top-end performance requires a strong battery backup, and here the OPPO A78 is equipped with 67W SUPERVOOCTM flash charging technology—one of the fastest charging technologies in this price band—along with a massive 5000mAh battery. With this combination, the device is charged up to 73% in 30 minutes and reaches a full charge in about 45 minutes. 

For better battery health, the smartphone's proprietary Battery Health Engine extends battery lifespan to as many as 1,600 charge and discharge cycles – the equivalent of up to four years of good use.  

OPPO focuses on battery reliability and safety with features like Optimised All-Day Charging mode and 5-layer charging protection that comprises adaptor overload protection, flash-charge condition identification protection, charging port overload protection, battery current/voltage overload protection, and battery fuse protection.

Market availability

OPPO A78 will be available in two colours- Aqua Green and Mist Black from August 1, 2023. The 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM model is priced at INR 17,499 and available for purchase from OPPO E-Store, Flipkart and mainline retail outlets.


Customers can avail the following offers on the first sale of OPPO A78:

Customers can avail a cashback of up to 10% (INR1500) from mainline retail outlets and no-cost EMI for up to 3 months from leading banks like SBI Cards, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bank of Baroda and One Card. Additionally, customers can enjoy attractive EMI schemes from leading financiers.

Customers can avail instant INR 1500 discount on Flipkart from leading bank cardholders and a no-cost EMI for up to 3 months.

OPPO customers can avail an Exchange + Loyalty Bonus of up to INR 500 from Offline and Online stores.

TECNO To Unveil Its Latest POVA 5 Series At The Upcoming World Of TECNOlogy Event

TECNO as a brand has always delivered in line with its vision of being at the forefront of technology and innovation. In further alignment with this vision, the brand is all set to present the first season of its key annual property, World of TECNOlogy. The 3-day event is aimed at showcasing the best-in-class technology offered by the brand across product lines and portfolios. The tech showcase event will be commencing on 11th August 2023 at DLF Avenue, New Delhi, being open to all consumers till 13th August. The event will allow an immersive experience into TECNO’s prominent products, driving awareness of the diverse product portfolio and strengthening the credibility and relatability with the brand.

The brand has been aggressive this year by introducing Phantom X2 Series, Phantom V Fold, and most recently the Camon 20 Series. Keeping up with the rhythm, on the first day of World of TECNOlogy, i.e., 11th August 2023, TECNO will be revealing the POVA 5 Series.

This latest POVA 5 series includes the POVA 5 Pro 5G and POVA 5, thoughtfully engineered to cater to the demands of young, upbeat, and elite Gen Z consumers. The phone is designed keeping in mind the lifestyle of zillennials, who are constantly on their phone for all purposes, multitasking through- gaming, social media, financial applications, and more.

Earlier in June 2022 TECNO launched POVA 3 which boasted a unique LED light strip with various functionalities. Now, taking the innovation way ahead, the company is introducing a standout design with the all-new Arc Interface in the POVA 5 Pro 5G, an innovative multi-coloured LED Backlight design with 3D Texture. This design is already creating a lot of buzz and noise in the market. To delight the consumers, the Arc Interface functionalities provides an unparalleled experience including calls, notifications, battery charging, and music into a captivating symphony of digital emotions with the RGB backlight technology.

TECNO’s POVA 5 Pro 5G has already been announced globally on August 2nd, 2023, where along with the beautiful aesthetics, the powerful performance of the phone is also getting its due acclamation, the 68W fast charging, MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SOC and 6.78” FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh-rate have come across as the other key highlights of the smartphone. Hence we can expect similar specifications for the device launching soon in India.

TECNO always has showed commitment towards its disruptive pricing strategy, the recent most examples being- Phantom V Fold, and Camon 20 Series, bringing about many industry-first features. With such a track record, we are positive that POVA 5 Pro will also be priced aggressively and would be a really strong product offering. Packed with ground-breaking features, the series is anticipated to deliver exceptional value at a price point that aligns perfectly with the budget of those who strive for success and embrace life to the fullest.

BMW Motorrad Launches New Colours For Its BMW G 310 Motorcycle Range

Stylish new colours for BMW G 310 R, BMW G 310 RR and BMW G 310 GS.

#BMWMotorrad #BMWMotorradIndia #NewColourLaunch #BMWG310R #BMWG310RR #BMWG310GS

BMW Motorrad has announced the launch of new colours for its BMW G 310 motorcycle range which can be booked across all BMW Motorrad dealerships.

The BMW G 310 R.

The BMW G 310 R is quick and agile in the city, confident and powerful on the open road – as a result, the lively, purposeful dynamic roadster has delighted many customers all over the world, especially newcomers.

It is now available in new Style Sport and Style Passion colour schemes.

The Style Sport paintwork in Racing Blue Metallic/ Polar White is captivating and not only turns heads but also reflects its relentless drive to conquer the road. The striking paintwork accentuates its aggressive stance, making every ride feel like a thrilling adventure.

The Style Passion with its Granite Grey Metallic paintwork exudes a feisty and determined look. Its uncompromising design perfectly matches its name, making a bold statement wherever you go.

The BMW G 310 RR. 

The BMW G 310 RR is a true road racing sports bike. It’s performance, agility, precision and raring-to-go flair reveals racing attitude. The agile single-cylinder engine, Ride by Wire, the anti-hopping clutch and the various riding modes are designed for sheer riding pleasure. The BMW G 310 RR clearly showcases its S 1000 RR heritage.

The BMW G 310 RR stands out in its new Cosmic Black 2 paint scheme, exuding a dynamic and sporty aura that is sure to catch everyone's attention. Its sleek paintwork perfectly complements its high-performance nature, making it an irresistible eye-catcher on the road.

The BMW G 310 GS

The BMW G 310 GS is extremely compact, robust and highly versatile in design, it immediately established itself as a genuine BMW GS - especially for newcomers. Whether in everyday traffic, during pleasure rides on country roads or off-road in easy terrain the 310 GS is a highly contemporary product with a level of versatility that is currently unrivalled in the segment.

The new BMW G310 GS is now also available in Style Rallye paintwork in Racing Red. The vibrant paintwork not only adds a touch of excitement but also reflects the bike's energetic and adventurous nature.

The Moms Co Unveils The Mompreneurs Show, One Of The Largest National Programs To Support Mom-Entrepreneurs

* India’s top leaders who also are mothers are joining hands with The Moms Co and partners , FICCI Flo & Aspire For Her to help lakhs of  mothers across the country  discover motivation, mentorship, get seed funding and marketing grants along with valuable tools to navigate their path as entrepreneurs

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The Moms Co, India's leading toxin-free & natural personal care D2C Mother & baby brand is proud to announce the launch of India’s first Mompreneurs Initiative & show - The Hunt for India's Top Mom-led Start-ups, a groundbreaking initiative designed to empower and mentor mom micro entrepreneurs from across India. Powered by prominent partnerships from FICCI Flo & Aspire for Her, The Moms Co Mompreneurs show, the brand aims to provide a platform that makes the journey for mompreneurs smoother, fosters crucial conversations, addresses challenges, and cultivates an environment where moms can truly thrive.

For the first time ever, India’s top leaders & entrepreneurs who are mothers themselves like Smt. Manmeet Kaur Nanda, (Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry), Anjali Bansal (Founder, Partner Avaana Climate and Sustainability Fund, Board Member Tata Power,  Nestle, ONDC),  Radhika Gupta (MD & CEO, Edelwiess MF and Vice Chairperson, AMFI), Lizzie Chapman (Co-founder ZestMoney), Suhasini Sampath (Co-founder & CEO, Yoga Bar), Sairee Chahal (Founder & CEO, Sheroes & Mahila Money), Radhika Ghai (India’s 1st Female Unicorn Founder, Founder & CEO, Kindlife), Lakshmi N Potluri (Co-founder Jabong, Investor at B Capital), Shivani Poddar (Co-founder, FabAlley), Deepshikha Deshmukh (Producer, Pooja Entertainment), Ankita Vashishtha (Founder StrongHer Ventures & SahaFund), Neelu Khatri ( Co-founder, Akasa Air) and Sonam Jain (Partner, Convivialité Ventures India) will be part of the Initiative’s advisory board and will be mentoring, judging & Co investing in the budding Mompreneurs over the next 12 weeks. The advisory board and jury will also comprise of the Co-founder of The Moms Co Malika Sadani along with the Good Glamm Group’s Co-founders & senior leadership who are mothers comprising Priyanka Gill (Group Co-founder, Good Glamm Group & CEO, Good Media Co), Naiyya Saggi (Group Co-founder, Good Glamm Group & CEO, Good Community), Sukhleen Aneja (CEO, Good Brands Co) & Disha Sanghvi (Director, Good Glamm Group).

The Moms Co Mompreneurs Show aims to unleash a revolution and provide a platform dedicated to mompreneurs to empower these remarkable women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams confidently. The Moms Co Mompreneurs Show will also be  India's first-in-market reality show, focusing purely on mothers and giving them a platform to spread awareness and make their business dreams a reality. Any mom entrepreneur over 18 years of age and a resident of India can participate. The series will track journeys of Mompreneurs from all corners of India, from grassroots level residential societies to vast landscapes, seeking their potential and sharing their inspiring stories. The Top 3 winners of The Moms Co Mompreneurs Show will also receive financial and marketing grants of up to Rs 1cr  from The Good Glamm Group and a chance to get co-investments from  members of the advisory board and jury.

Speaking on the launch, Naiyya Saggi, Group Co-founder, Good Glamm Group and CEO, The Good Community, says, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Moms Co Mompreneurs Initiative and Show.  We aim to reach the millions of moms who are aspiring to scale as entrepreneurs and support them in their pursuit of their entrepreneurial dreams. At the Good Glamm Group, we are providing a plug and play unique ecosystem at scale for mom entrepreneurs to build off through our parenting assets which are amongst the largest in South Asia, access to capital and reach with relevant customers, communities and audiences. We are kickstarting the support by building an ecosystem of inspiration by sharing real stories of India’s top entrepreneurs who are mothers. We are also deeply grateful for the unprecedented support shown by India’s top leaders and entrepreneurs who are moms themselves in giving their time and expertise to support this initiative. Our partners FICCI Flo & Aspire for Her will help with training all Mompreneurs across multiple business workshops.   We believe this to be a critical nation building initiative & a step to create a world where moms can meet their personal and professional aspiration”

“We are excited to launch India's first Mompreneurs Show, an empowering platform for mom entrepreneurs and thank our partners FICCI Flo & Aspire For Her for supporting our initiative. Our aim is to provide a supportive ecosystem where mothers can find the motivation, mentorship, funding, and tools they need to confidently pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Through this groundbreaking initiative, we are fostering crucial conversations, addressing challenges, and cultivating an environment where moms can truly thrive. We believe in unleashing a revolution and giving mothers the platform they deserve to make their business dreams a reality. The Moms Co. invites all mompreneurs across India to participate in this incredible journey of empowerment and growth. Together, we hope to redefine the entrepreneurial landscape and celebrate the remarkable women who are building businesses while nurturing their children." added Sukhleen Aneja, CEO of Good Brands Co., The Good Glamm Group.

The first leg of the show will begin with The Moms Co. Mompreneurs Legends podcast, India's first change agent series dedicated to transforming the narrative in the business world of what it means to be a leader and an entrepreneur who is also a mother. This podcast series is an essential component of our trailblazing initiative, as it goes beyond merely showcasing success stories and focuses on fostering meaningful & practical  conversations surrounding the realities, opportunities and leadership lessons shared by India’s top by entrepreneurs who are moms as well The podcast moderated by Naiyya Saggi Co-founder, Good Glamm Group and CEO the Good Community features trailblazers such as Neelu Khatri (Co-founder, Akasa Air), Faye D’Souza (News Anchor & Journalist), Aarti Gill (CEO & Co-founder, OZiva), Priti Rathi Gupta (Founder, LXME), Jeevika Tyagi (Founder, aastey), Sarah Sham (Founder, Essajees Atelier), Pooja Jauhari (Former Group CEO - VML Y&R India, Former CEO , Glitch, Co-founder  EMoMee World) and Ashi Dua (Founder Flying Unicorn Entertainment and Cannes winner). From achieving peak professional potential while choosing to also be a mother to funding conversations, marketing strategies, and personal growth, the podcast will delve into the multifaceted aspects of being a mompreneur. It will equip listeners with actionable knowledge and tools to enhance their ventures and help them thrive in the competitive business landscape.

Additionally, after the  launch and initial episodes featuring prominent Mompreneurs, the podcast will continue its journey by welcoming upcoming and aspiring Mompreneurs who are part of the show to share their unique stories and experiences. As the first leg of the show sets the stage for transforming the narrative of motherhood in entrepreneurship, subsequent episodes will shine a spotlight on emerging leaders, offering them a platform to showcase their remarkable journeys and entrepreneurial aspirations.

The Moms Co. Mompreneurs Show is more than just a show it is a transformative platform that propels remarkable women towards greatness, nurturing their entrepreneurial dreams and empowering them to leave an indelible mark on the world. It celebrates the tremendous potential and invaluable contributions of mompreneurs to the vibrant business ecosystem.

About The Moms Co.

Moms Co. was Established in 2017 when its award-winning founder Malika Sadani realized that there was a gap in the Indian market for products whose safety mothers could trust. Since then, The Moms Co. has been helping women make natural yet effective choices for themselves and their families by being their expert partner.

The Moms Co. products are made with love and without compromise. The brand has brought in experts from across the world to create the safest natural formulations that are certified toxin-free. The products are formulated and tested to make sure they meet every international safety standard there is across the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. The Moms Co. is India’s first Australian Certified Toxin-Free™ brand, certified by the Safe Cosmetics Australia™ - a Toxin-Free Campaign. The product ranges are also Made Safe™, Australia Allergy Certified™ and Dermatologically Tested. The products are also PETA-certified Cruelty-Free™.

In a matter of only five years, this ‘Made In India’ D2C brand which started as a maternity and baby brand has diversified into skincare and haircare with two million loyalists across 20,000 pin codes. The brand has a wide portfolio of 100% natural products catering to several concerns with clinically proven results and first-to-market ingredients. These products are available for purchase on The Moms Co.’s official website, popular online platforms, and across 3000 retail stores across India.

In October 2021, The Moms Co. was acquired by leading content-to-commerce beauty unicorn The Good Glamm Group with the aim to grow The Moms Co. to a Rs. 500 crore revenue run rate in the next two years.The acquisition was one of the largest DTC transactions to have taken place in India. The partnership between The Good Glamm Group and The Moms Co. developed between the founders on a shared vision of leveraging Content-to-Commerce as a growth engine.

In June 2022, The Moms Co onboarded leading actor and mother Sonam Kapoor Ahuja as its brand ambassador and launched its brand campaign  and unveiled its vision ‘For Every Mom Through Every Change’ that acknowledges & understands the changing body needs of a mother & celebrates the superheroes they are by supporting them with Toxin-free products made especially for moms & babies.


Zee Theatre's Teleplay 'Sach Kahoon Toh' Now Airing In Kannada For Viewers In Karnataka

* The Vikram Gokhale and Shivani Tanksale starrer is an engrossing courtroom drama woven around a murder

Having wowed audiences with its intriguing plot, and riveting interplay of characters, Zee Theater's  Hindi teleplay 'Sach Kahoon Toh' is now available in Kannada for audiences in Karnataka. The play portrays a taut legal battle following the murder of a wealthy unmarried woman Shirin Wadia.  The prime suspect is Nitin, the man who was in a complicated relationship with her and he reaches out to a top-notch lawyer Singhania for help. With little to aid his case, Singhania decides to defend Nitin but is his confidence misplaced? Will he lose a case for the very first time in his illustrious career?  

Directed by Vijay Kenkre, the play stars Vikram Gokhale, Shivani Tanksale, Jaimini Pathak and Sarika  Singh.

When: 6th Aug

Where:  Dish TV & D2H Rangmanch and Airtel Theatre (Available in Kannada and Telugu both).

#TreatmentZarooriHai: MS Dhoni Urges Indians To Prioritize Timely Treatment For Joint & Heart Health

Meril, a global Indian medical device company launched #TreatmentZarooriHai, a public awareness campaign in September 2022 and is ongoing. The aim of the campaign is to spread awareness amongst Indian citizens on specific diseases related to large joints (hip and knee) heart (Aortic Stenosis and Coronary Artery Disease) through reliable and helpful information. The campaign #TreatmentZarooriHai intends to bridge the gap between patients, caregivers, and medical fraternity.

Over the year, the campaign has been amplified with a robust marketing plan including digital, social media and micro influencers. Thus so far, the campaign has garnered more than 10M impressions on social media and created opportunity to see (OTS) of approx more than 20Mn pan India through print & television outreach over a period of 11 months.

In the campaign MS Dhoni is seen bringing the perfect touch of compassion to look after the elderly at home. With his soothing charisma, the message of treatment zaroori hai, aur aasan bhi is conveyed to audiences of all age groups across all platforms.

Mr. Sanjeev Bhatt, Sr. Vice President, Meril says “With the country deciding to focus on healthy living, it is crucial that we support the public with the most scientifically proved approach towards disease prevention and management of non-communicable diseases of the heart and bone.  Initiatives like ‘treatment zaroori hai’ have resulted in increased awareness among the public. With #TreatmentZarooriHai, our goal is to ensure that we reach out to as many people and urge them to opt for timely diagnosis and treatment. We have taken an integrated approach so that we can reach out to not just patients (usually 40 years and above) but also their family members – children, grand-children that are digitally savvy.”

This National Bone & Joint Day, it is important to focus on joint pains. As age progresses, especially for the senior citizen, their agility and mobility are hampered due to severe joint pains that directly interfere with their ability to carry on with the daily chores. The most common conditions that normally lead to age related joint pains are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and joint injuries.

Osteoarthritis(OA) is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is witnessed that around 15 crore Indians, majorly above the age of 50, suffer from some or the other kind of knee related issues due to familial history, age related degeneration, lack of physical activity, obesity, lifestyle diseases and inflammatory ailments. Even though, more than 2.5 lakh people undergo total knee replacement surgery in India every year, people are still afraid of getting a knee replacement surgery done. However, advancements in medical technology have brought about innovative treatment options, including robotic joint replacement, which has revolutionized the way we approach osteoarthritis management.

Odysse Electric Vehicles Bags Order For “10,000 Unit Of Its Electric Scooter From bud-e”

* Odysse Strengthens Presence in the Electric Scooter Market Through Strategic Partnership 

* The strategic alliance showcases a mutual commitment to reducing carbon footprints and achieving zero emissions 

* Delivery of the scooters will be completed in phases over the next two years 

Odysse Electric Vehicles, India’s fastest-growing premium electric vehicle manufacturer is delighted to announce its latest strategic alliance with bud-e, a leading EV two-wheeler MaaS provider. Odysse celebrates a significant achievement with a 10,000 units order from bud-e for its highly acclaimed electric scooter. The delivery will be completed in phases over the next two years. This strategic alliance demonstrates the mutual commitment of both parties towards reducing carbon footprints and contributing to the national goal of achieving zero emissions.  

This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone for Odysse as it continues to strengthen its presence in the electric scooter market. The electric scooter has gained widespread recognition for its exceptional performance, cutting-edge technology, and environmentally conscious design, positioning it as the preferred choice for modern urban commuters. This partnership would bring remarkable benefits to bud-e, including scalability, and cost savings, while also helping them achieve a competitive advantage in the market.  

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nemin Vora, CEO, Odysse Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., "We are thrilled to partner with Bud-E for our electric scooters. This collaboration highlights the growing demand for sustainable transportation solutions and Odysse's commitment to providing high-quality electric vehicles that prioritize both performance and environmental impact." 

Odysse is dedicated to ensuring a seamless delivery process for the 10,000 units of electric scooters, prioritizing customer satisfaction. Furthermore, the company is committed to providing comprehensive after-sales support, including maintenance services and readily available spare parts, to ensure a smooth ownership experience for the Company and its customers. 

This collaboration with bud-e marks a significant milestone for Odysse, as it solidifies the company's position as a leading provider of sustainable mobility solutions. By offering innovative and eco-friendly products, Odysse continues to revolutionize the way people commute and contribute to a cleaner and greener world. 

About Odysse Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd: 

Mumbai based Electric Vehicle start-up, Odysse, is a part of Vora group of companies. An all-electric mobility platform that collaborates with the world's leading E.V. component manufacturers and mobility technology specialists to usher in a new era of intelligent urban electric mobility for customers. The company’s electric scooters and bikes are available for all riders, from the young to the old, from fashionable buyers and comfort seekers to busy business riders. Every product is subjected to rigorous durability and dependability tests. Odysse provides every customer with a comprehensive package of quality, comfort, and style at an affordable price. Presently, the brand product portfolio includes: - 

Electric motorcycle VADER (with 7” Android display, IOT, four drive modes, 18-liters storage space, Google Map Navigation) 

Electric bike EVOQIS (with four drive modes, keyless entry, anti-theft lock and motor cut-off switch) 

Electric scooter HAWK (India’s first electric scooter with cruise control & Music system) 

E2Go & E2go+ (electric scooter with portable battery, USB charging, digital speedometer and keyless entry) 

Electric scooter V2 and V2+ (waterproof motor, huge boot space, dual battery and led lights) 

Electric scooter TROT for last-mile delivery (Loading capacity of 250 kgs and IoT).  

Refex Industries Limited Reports Its financial results For Q1 FY 2023–24

~Nearly 44% revenue growth from Q1 FY23 to Q1 FY24~ 

Refex Industries Limited (Refex) reported its financial results for the quarter ending 30th June 2023. 

Q1 FY24 Highlights  

Y-o-Y increase in revenue by Rs 116.18 crores (44%) from Q1 FY23 to Q1 FY24. 

Y-o-Y increase in EBITDA by Rs 14.67 crores (67%) from Q1 FY 23 to Q1 FY 24. 

Y-o-Y increase in PBT by Rs 11.17 crores (60%) from Q1 FY 23 to Q1 FY 24. 

Refex has started this financial year with agility and astute planning. The first quarter, where Refex has outperformed the previous FY’s Q1 result, will help build momentum for the year ahead. Refex is confident that it will put in all its dedicated efforts throughout the year focused on delivering exceptional results and exceeding the expectations of the stakeholders.  

Commenting on the first quarter, Anil Jain, Managing Director, Refex Industries Limited, said, “we have started the year with our strong commitment towards building value for our stakeholders. We continue to stay focused in achieving our business goals while serving the communities, society, and the environment. Through our initiatives pertaining to our group’s ESG guidelines within our business units, we will continue to contribute towards our nation’s goals.”   

Other important events in Q1:  

Refex launched ‘Trees for Life’ program on World Environment Day by pledging 1,00,000 trees and planting 2000 trees in collaboration with Greater Chennai Corporation, the civic body that governs the metropolitan city of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) 

About Refex Industries Limited: 

Refex Industries Limited is one of India’s leading business organizations serving across different business lines such as refrigerant gases, ash & coal handling, and power trading. It has been a 20-year-long journey of learning, resilience, and agility that Refex has traversed where it has aimed for excellence. The organisation relies on a strong foundation of principles such as integrity, diversity, dedication, commitment, and competitiveness, and keeps its customers’ and shareholders’ interest at the core. For any queries/ enquiries, you may reach out to 

Linde Launches “Career Enabling Program For Women Professionals”

Linde, a leading global industrial gases company, has recently launched Encore - a program specifically designed for women professionals who wish to restart their careers after a sabbatical.  

The Encore program aims to tap into the talent, and potential of women professionals who are currently on a career break and looking to reskill and retrain. The Encore Training Program reflects the company’s commitment to fostering gender equality and inclusivity within the workforce.  

This program offers an immersive learning experience across various domains like operations, distribution, sales, and finance allowing participants to work alongside experienced professionals. During the training period, participants will receive mentorship, guidance, and regular evaluations to track their progress. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on learning, enabling participants to gain confidence and refine their skills through real-world projects and assignments. 

For women who have taken a career break, returning to work is often challenging. The Encore Training Program seeks to leverage the potential and skills of these women professionals who have temporarily stepped away from the workforce for various reasons. 

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience prior to their sabbatical to be eligible for the program.  

“We are excited to launch the Encore Training Program at Linde in India," said Nita Chakravarty, Head of HR, Linde - India, “Encore is a key initiative as we strive to create gender balance and implement more inclusive practices, fostering a progressive culture. We have established an ecosystem to support women professionals. We look forward to training and upskilling the candidates. Our diversity hiring practices follow global best practices, as we continuously evolve to become a more gender-diverse, inclusive company.” 

The Encore Training Program is open to women across age groups, holding postgraduate degrees, diplomas, or undergraduate degrees, who have taken a career break. The program offers comprehensive on-the-job training for a duration of 12-18 months with an aim to help participants refresh their skills and update their knowledge. 

Linde is one of the leading industrial gases companies in India. Linde is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within the workplace. By launching the Encore Training Program, the organization reinforces its commitment to gender equality and the advancement of women in the workforce.  

Reliance General Insurance Bolsters Financial Strength With Rs. 200 Crore Capital Raise 

* Through this capital infusion, RGI reaffirms its dedication to bolstering financial strength and seizing emerging opportunities in the general insurance sector.  

Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd (RGICL), one of India’s leading general insurance players, in a strategic move has raised the capital of Rs. 200 crores by issuing equity shares to Reliance Capital Limited, its esteemed promoter. With this capital raise, RGICL is reinforcing its commitment to financial strength and readiness to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the insurance sector. 

The Shareholders of the company at its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held and have approved infusion of capital of about Rs. 200 crores in the company, by way of the issue of equity shares on a private placement basis. This capital infusion is aimed at pursuing new business opportunities for growth and securing the company's position amongst the market leaders. 

RGICL has been a category leading player, offering best-in-class products and tech-oriented service solutions.  With the freshly infused capital, there will be significant impetus on achieving strategic objectives, enabling the company to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the insurance sector, expanding product offerings and reaching new customers through innovative initiatives. These initiatives will mark an exciting phase of growth, stability, and excellence in the insurance market for Reliance General Insurance. The infusion will also enhance the company's solvency margin, reflecting its resilience in managing risks and instilling confidence among customers and stakeholders.  

Mr. Rakesh Jain, CEO of Reliance General Insurance Co. Ltd. expressed his optimism about the capital raise, stating, "This strategic decision is a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry and delivering superior value to our customers. With this capital infusion, we are well-equipped to seize opportunities, innovate, and continue providing best-in-class insurance solutions." 

Reliance General Insurance is excited about the positive impact this capital rise will have on its growth trajectory and its ability to serve customers with excellence.  

About Reliance General Insurance 

Reliance General Insurance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital, is one of India’s leading general insurance companies. The Company offers a well-rounded and comprehensive bouquet of products including Motor Insurance, Health Insurance, Travel Insurance, and Home Insurance. It provides customized solutions to meet the protection needs of each customer. Reliance General Insurance has a growing network of 9100+ hospitals. It also has a robust network of more than 90,000+ intermediaries and 130 branch offices across India for offering its products and services to retail, corporates, and SME clients.  

Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd Announces Q1 Results FY 2023-2024

Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited (KNPL), one of the leading Paint companies in India at the Board meeting announced its unaudited results for the first quarter of financial year 2023-24. For the quarter, the company declared Net revenue of Rs. 2071.2 Crores, a growth of 6.5 % over the corresponding quarter of the previous year.  

EBIDTA was at Rs. 333.9 Crores, a growth of 30.6 % over the same quarter of the previous year. PBT before exception item was at Rs 304.6 Crores a growth of 39.5 % over the same quarter of the previous year. PAT after exception item was at Rs 743.8 Crores, a growth of 356.6 % over the same quarter of the previous year.  

On 30th June 2023, the Company has entered a Deed of Conveyance with Shoden Developers Private Limited, a group company of House of Hiranandani for sale of its land at Kavesar, Thane for the total consideration of Rs. 671 Crores. Accordingly, the profit on sale of Rs. 661.25 Crores has been disclosed as an exceptional item in the current quarter. 

Commenting on the results, Mr. Anuj Jain, Managing Director, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd said, “The quarter witnessed good demand for Automotive and Performance Coating. Demand for Decorative paints was healthy.  

Raw material prices continued to soften. Gross margins improved over the corresponding quarter last year. The company continues to pursue various initiatives in the areas on feet-on-street, digital, influencer outreach, new product launches, approvals and projects.  

Looking forward, growth momentum in Automotive and Performance Coatings will continue. With a favorable monsoon and a longer festival season, Decorative demand is likely to improve closer to the festival season. 

The proceeds from land sale will be mainly utilized to support business initiatives.”  

About Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd: 

Kansai Nerolac Paints now in its 103rd year has been at the forefront of paint manufacturing pioneering a wide spectrum of quality paints. Kansai Nerolac is one of the leading paint companies in India and is the leader in Industrial paints. The company has eight strategically located manufacturing units all over India and a strong dealer network across the country. The company manufactures a diversified range of products ranging from decorative paints coatings for homes, offices, hospitals, and hotels to sophisticated industrial coatings for most of the industries. Please visit .   

Set To Power The Nation, Sterling And Wilson Renewable Energy Limited “Wins Orders Worth INR 826 Crore”

* Continues to hold its leadership position 

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited (SWRE) (BSE Scrip Code: 542760; NSE Symbol: SWSOLAR), a leading home-grown renewable EPC, announced that it has won orders worth INR 826 crore in the first four months of FY 2023-24. 

The orders aggregate to around 1 GWp and include projects in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Scope of work for all projects include design, construction and commissioning. The projects will create hundreds of construction jobs, thus benefiting the local community.  

Mr. Amit Jain - Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Group said, “Renewable sector plays a vital role in India’s journey towards clean energy. For us at SWRE, India continues to be a key market and we have been working together with different stakeholders, towards boosting renewable capacity in the region. All orders clocked in these four months are from our recurring partners and is a testament of our expertise in the industry. Our partnerships hold immense value for us, and we are grateful for their continued trust and confidence in us.”  

“This accomplishment reflects upon our team’s dedication and hard work. Over the past decade, we have been a dominant player in the domestic market and are poised to delivering high-quality renewable solutions that drive sustainability and make a positive impact on the world and look forward to spearheading the journey with continuous growth and innovation”, he added. 

About Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited 

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited (SWRE) is a global pure-play, end-to-end renewable engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions provider. The company provides EPC services for utility-scale solar, floating solar and hybrid & energy storage solutions and has a total portfolio of over 15 GWp (including projects commissioned and under various stages of construction). SWRE also manages an operation and maintenance (O&M) portfolio of 6.4 GWp solar power projects, including for projects constructed by third parties. Present in 29 countries today, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited has operations in India, South-east Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas. 

Nuvoco Launches “InstaMix Superior Column Concrete” Across India

* A Revolutionary Solution for Effortless Column Construction 

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd., India’s fifth-largest cement group in terms of capacity, introduces the revolutionary product “InstaMix Superior Column Concrete”. This specialized concrete solution is meticulously designed for column construction, aiming to address the persistent challenges faced by developers and contractors. 

Traditionally, column construction has been plagued by problems stemming from delays in pouring concrete, resulting in undesirable honeycombing, and weakened structural integrity necessitating extensive repairs. However, with InstaMix Superior Column Concrete, these concerns are now a thing of the past. The product’s unique formula provides an extended workability duration of up to four hours, effectively clearing the challenges faced during column construction. 

InstaMix Superior Column Concrete provides a remarkable advantage of early de-shuttering of cast columns. Unlike Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) concrete with standard mix design, which often demands 7 to 14 days for de-shuttering of cast columns, InstaMix paves the way for early de-shuttering within just 12 to 16 hours, attaining a strength of up to 6MPa, depending on weather conditions. This ensures ease of pouring and sets a new standard for efficiency during construction. 

Speaking about the product, Mr Prashant Jha, Chief of Ready-Mix Concrete and Modern Building Materials Business at Nuvoco, said, “At Nuvoco, quality and customer experience are at the centre stage of our business operations. InstaMix Superior Column Concrete belongs to the renowned InstaMix brand, known for delivering exceptional performance and quality, making it the preferred choice of customers. Furthermore, the ready-to-use concrete and mortar are thoughtfully delivered in 35 kg bags directly to the job site. This benefits the end-user with the convenience of handling, minimal wastage, and faster application.” 

With the introduction of InstaMix Superior Column Concrete, Nuvoco continues to lead the industry by providing innovative solutions that streamline construction processes and enhance overall project efficiency. Contractors and developers across the country can now experience hassle-free column construction with this revolutionary concrete solution. 

About Nuvoco Vistas 

Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Limited (“Nuvoco”) is a cement manufacturing company with a vision to build a safer, smarter, and sustainable world. Nuvoco started its operations in 2014 through a greenfield cement plant in Nimbol, Rajasthan, and further acquired Lafarge India Limited, which entered India in 1999 and Emami Cement Ltd. in 2020. Today, Nuvoco is India’s 5th largest Cement Group in terms of capacity (23.8 MMTPA) with an INR 10,586 crore total revenue from operations in FY23 and is among the leading players in East India. Nuvoco offers a diversified business portfolio under three business segments - Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete (RMX) and Modern Building Materials (MBM).  Nuvoco’s Cement product portfolio includes Concreto, Duraguard, Double Bull, PSC, Nirmax and Infracem brands that offer a complete spectrum of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Portland Slag Cement (PSC), Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) and Portland Composite Cement (PCC). Nuvoco’s RMX business possesses PAN India presence and offers value-added products under Concreto (Performance concrete), Artiste (Decorative concrete), InstaMix (ready-to-use bagged concrete - the first-of-its-kind in the industry), X-Con (M20 to M60) and Ecodure (Special green concrete) brands. It is also a proud contributor to the landmark projects like Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train; Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela; Aquatic Gallery Science City, Ahmedabad; and Metro Railway (Delhi, Jaipur, Noida and Mumbai) among many others. Nuvoco’s MBM product portfolio, under the ‘Zero M’ and ‘InstaMix’ brands, comprises construction chemicals, wall putty and cover blocks. Through the NABL-accredited Construction Development and Innovation Centre (CDIC) based in Mumbai, Nuvoco identifies gaps in the marketplace and offers innovative products to meet customer requirements. 

70% of Start-Ups Believe Enterprise Technology Propels Hypergrowth & Better Valuations: SAP - Zinnov Study

* Implementing Enterprise Applications critical to grow sustainably and scale across adjacencies

SAP India, in collaboration with Zinnov Digital today launched new research revealing that Indian Start-ups are increasingly seeing enhanced benefits by adopting a strong digital core on cloud. Remarkably, over 80% of start-ups in the Enterprise Tech, Health Tech, Retail, and Logistics & AutoTech sectors have reported a substantial increase in revenue, underlining the significant positive impact of enterprise applications on start-up performance and success.

Titled ‘Driving the next phase of sustainable growth for Indian Start-ups in 2023 and beyond,’ the study of 115 startups also suggests that start-ups will continue to invest in enterprise technology platforms, driven by their proven ability to deliver business outcomes and ROI. Some of the key benefits of enterprise applications include top-line acceleration and control on the bottom-line, quick revenue recognition and handling complex billing based on contracts and consumption for differentiated service lines.

Announcing the findings of the survey, Sanket Deodhar, Vice President- Digital Natives and Startups, SAP India said, "Indian start-ups today require adequate tech infrastructure to help them diversifying business, scaling up operations and acquisition and retention of the right talent. Mission-critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems on cloud are powerful enablers that provide valuable insights and direction to navigate any challenges, and accomplish their goals, including attracting investors, fair valuations and retaining a competitive edge.”

Key findings from the report:

Best-run start-ups run on a modern digital core

Technology remains centre stage, influencing how startups grow sustainably.

~74% of Start-ups in India have reported direct benefits from implementing enterprise applications.

24% of Start-ups believe that achieving maturity in their business model, driven by robust technological capabilities and scalable operations, plays a crucial role in attracting investors.

About 68% of respondents reported a strong growth in revenue, after adopting enterprise technology solutions, leading to an increase in their valuations.

Enterprise tech on the cloud is the future enabler

Start-ups will continue to prioritize enterprise technology as a critical aspect of their investment to navigate the next phase of growth and development.

37% of the start-ups plan to increase their spending on enterprise applications by more than 15% in 2023.

81% of startups cited automation and standardization of processes across divisions with faster customizations as the primary benefit being derived by hosting enterprise applications on the cloud.

Adoption across the public cloud is set to grow by 2X whereas the private cloud promises a ~50% increase in adoption indicating a high focus for start-ups to shift their workloads to the cloud.

Addressing Challenges, Indian startups stay resilient

Despite the funding winter and dynamic market conditions, Indian startups continue to grow and there is no sign of investments slowing down for high-performing start-ups in the coming years.

More than 75% of start-ups point towards metrics such as revenue generated in the past year, product and service margins, and market share based on traction, for determining valuations.

81% of start-ups reported customer sentiment as one of their biggest business concerns, indicating the importance of customer acquisition, experience, and servicing metrics.

70% of respondents noted that Partner evaluation and lack of in-house knowledge to manage remain the top challenges for start-ups while implementing enterprise application solutions.

Commenting on the study, Sidhant Rastogi, Managing Partner at Zinnov Management Consulting, said, "In 2022, Indian start-ups faced significant challenges due to market headwinds and reduced valuations. As we enter 2023, we remain optimistic that investment in the right technology and organizational augmentation can help start-ups navigate the economic slowdown caused by the recession and other macroeconomic factors. By doing so, they can ramp up valuations and revenue and achieve sustained growth."

"At CENSA Next, our tech stack empowers Waycool’s growth vision, revolutionizing the food supply chain from supply-led to demand-driven. Leveraging SAP's cloud-first innovations, we eliminate farming guesswork and assist customers in transforming their food chain, from soil to sale." - Avinash Kasinathan, CEO, CENSA Next,” said Avinash Kasinathan, CEO, CENSA Next

“As India’s leading D2C foodtech brand, Licious aims to provide the best-in-class meat-buying and consumption experience to our consumers through an array of technology-first solutions, systems and processes. SAP's intelligent suite of innovative cloud solutions, coupled with built-in industry practices, will help us further strengthen and scale some of these business processes that we need to efficiently operate a complex farm to fork supply chain,” added Ajit Narayanan, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Licious.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Reliance General Insurance Bolsters Financial Strength With Rs. 200 Crore Capital Raise

* Through this capital infusion, RGI reaffirms its dedication to bolstering financial strength and seizing emerging opportunities in the general insurance sector.  

Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd (RGICL), one of India’s leading general insurance players, in a strategic move has raised the capital of Rs. 200 crores by issuing equity shares to Reliance Capital Limited, its esteemed promoter. With this capital raise, RGICL is reinforcing its commitment to financial strength and readiness to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the insurance sector. 

The Shareholders of the company at its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held and have approved infusion of capital of about Rs. 200 crores in the company, by way of the issue of equity shares on a private placement basis. This capital infusion is aimed at pursuing new business opportunities for growth and securing the company's position amongst the market leaders. 

RGICL has been a category leading player, offering best-in-class products and tech-oriented service solutions.  With the freshly infused capital, there will be significant impetus on achieving strategic objectives, enabling the company to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the insurance sector, expanding product offerings and reaching new customers through innovative initiatives. These initiatives will mark an exciting phase of growth, stability, and excellence in the insurance market for Reliance General Insurance. The infusion will also enhance the company's solvency margin, reflecting its resilience in managing risks and instilling confidence among customers and stakeholders.  

Mr. Rakesh Jain, CEO of Reliance General Insurance Co. Ltd. expressed his optimism about the capital raise, stating, "This strategic decision is a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry and delivering superior value to our customers. With this capital infusion, we are well-equipped to seize opportunities, innovate, and continue providing best-in-class insurance solutions." 

Reliance General Insurance is excited about the positive impact this capital rise will have on its growth trajectory and its ability to serve customers with excellence.  

About Reliance General Insurance 

Reliance General Insurance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital, is one of India’s leading general insurance companies. The Company offers a well-rounded and comprehensive bouquet of products including Motor Insurance, Health Insurance, Travel Insurance, and Home Insurance. It provides customized solutions to meet the protection needs of each customer. Reliance General Insurance has a growing network of 9100+ hospitals. It also has a robust network of more than 90,000+ intermediaries and 130 branch offices across India for offering its products and services to retail, corporates, and SME clients.  

Hairline International Hair And Skin Clinic Launches India's First Lice Clinic At Koramangala, Bangalore

Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic, a distinguished name in the healthcare industry, proudly unveiled the first-ever LICE Clinic in India for combatting Head Lice Infestation.  

Head lice, or pediculosis capitis, has long been a common concern among parents and children due to close contact in schools and social settings. This condition can lead to scalp itching and potential secondary bacterial infections if left untreated, causing distress to affected individuals and parents alike.

Addressing the media at the launch of LICE Clinic, Bani Anand, the Founder & Managing Director of Hairline International, said, “Traditionally, head lice management has relied on topical and oral pediculicidal agents, as well as anti-lice shampoos. However, we at Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic have taken a giant leap forward with its introduction of a chemical-free electronic device that offers a safe and effective way to get rid of head lice infestations in just 2 sessions.”

"At Hairline International, our mission has always been to revolutionize the healthcare landscape with innovative solutions. With the launch of the LICE Clinic, we take great pride in offering a dedicated facility that addresses head lice infestations comprehensively. Our team of expert dermatologists are well-equipped to provide personalized treatments, ensuring that each patient receives the highest standard of care," she added.

The launch event, held at the clinic's premises in Koramangala, Bangalore, was inaugurated by the Honorable N A Harris, MLA of Shantinagar Constituency, Bengaluru, who lauded the initiative of Hairline International in  launching the LICE clinic, "The introduction of Hairline International's LICE Clinic is a significant milestone in healthcare. It addresses a common yet often overlooked issue that affects our community. I applaud Hairline International for their unwavering commitment to providing specialized care and commend them for establishing India's first LICE Clinic," he stated.

Elaborating on the new revolutionary treatment, Dr Dinesh G Gowda, Dermatosurgeon and Dr. Kala Vimal, Consultant Dermatologist & Cosmetologist at Hairline International, said, "At Hairline International, we've harnessed cutting-edge technology to revolutionize head lice treatment. With our advanced suction device, meticulously designed to remove lice effectively, we ensure a solution in just two sessions under the supervision of experienced dermatologists.”

During the event, attendees had the opportunity to witness demonstrations of the clinic's specialized nit-combing technique, an essential aspect of the treatment process. With the launch of India's first LICE Clinic, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic has demonstrated its dedication to promoting scalp health and providing specialized care for lice-related concerns. As the clinic opens its doors to the public, it aims to empower individuals to overcome head lice infestations and lead healthier, happier lives.

The head lice treatment is being provided at Hairline's clinics in Koramangala as well as Indiranagar.

About Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic

Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic has carved an indelible name for itself in the field of Trichology and Skin care and its medical management. Under the stewardship of its Founder and Managing Director, Dr. Bani Anand, Hairline International grew from non-surgical competencies to surgical treatment options and today is making in-roads in regenerative medicine as well. Spread over 7 clinics now in Bangalore, with a research center, pathology lab and a stem cell lab in the making, Hairline International believes in creating a strong foundation with medical professionals in varying fields of diabetology, gastroenterology, gynacologists, trichologists and dermato-surgeons as well as cosmetic surgeons – drawn from multiple specialties but all working towards a scientific and technologically advanced means of hair and skin care management. Hairline aims to grow from strength to strength across multiple spectrums in the field of Trichology and Skin care to become the undisputed leader in the field.

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Tips To Manage Diabetes During The Monsoon Season

Countless cups of chai, dancing in the puddles, paper boats, piping hot pakoras & listening to music while gazing outside the window – these are a few things that have become synonymous with Monsoon, the season that always casts a spell on us.

During this season, it becomes extremely important that people with diabetes not take a raincheck on regular monitoring. Additionally, one must try to keep their blood sugar level in the check. This can be easily done using tools like continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, which don’t involve finger pricking to give you glucose level insights. Such devices have metrics like Time in Range, which indicates the amount of time in a day that one’s glucose levels stay within a specified range. Checking your readings more often is also associated with more time spent in this optimal range, which can improve your glucose control.

Dr. Abhijit Bhograj, Endocrinologist, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, said, “For people living with diabetes, the onset of monsoon signals the arrival of a host of infections like the flu and waterborne diseases. These can affect their immune system and lead to other health problems, making this a particularly challenging time. People with diabetes must take extra care and follow preventative steps to avoid health concerns and glucose fluctuations during this time and stay healthy. Therefore, monitoring is extremely vital during the rainy season, and this can be supported through solutions like continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).” 

Here are a few tips on how to enjoy the monsoon season while managing your diabetes this year:

Regularly monitor blood sugar levels: As you may change your everyday exercise or diet routines during this season, checking your glucose levels frequently is a must. Fortunately, there are more ways to do this. Wearable CGM devices, like FreeStyle Libre for instance, can provide you real-time access to your glucose readings. You should try to stay in the optimal glucose range (commonly 70 – 180 mg/dl) for about 17 out of the 24 hours each day. In this way, you can manage your diabetes, come rain or shine.

Include immunity-boosting foods in your diet: Diabetes can compromise your immunity. Therefore, while it may be tempting to eat at your local street food vendor’s, people with diabetes should avoid outside to limit being exposed to waterborne diseases. Stick to home-cooked meals enriched with immunity-boosting and antioxidant-rich foods, while staying away from raw food. This can lower your risk of contracting infections or diseases at this time. Additionally, make sure to properly wash leafy vegetables that could host worms or bacteria.

Keep your feet dry: People with diabetes must take extra care of their feet during this season. Feet care 101 should include washing one’s feet after being exposed to rain and the infections that could come with it. You should also carry an extra pair of socks as getting your feet wet is more of an eventuality than a probability. Wear comfortable shoes that are dry and clean to avoid fungal infections (and don’t walk through puddles).

Don’t skip on exercise: The rainy season brings with it the feeling of wanting to sit and relax at home. However, people with diabetes must remain active and maintain a consistent exercise routine. While some outdoor options may be unavailable due to the rain, you can always try a low intensity workout indoors. A short 30-minute workout or daily morning walk indoors, for example, can help immensely in maintaining blood-sugar levels.

Stay Hydrated: Even though water is everywhere during the monsoons, that doesn’t mean your body is automatically getting hydrated. Humidity coupled with heat that is the signature of Indian monsoons can lead to dehydration. People with diabetes should ensure that they are consuming an adequate amount of water.

Protect your eyes: Moisture in the air makes its easy for eye infections to travel. Therefore, people with diabetes must be careful to touch one’s eyes only after washing their hands. If possible, wear protective glasses if you are getting soaked in the rain. Given the high risk of developing certain eye diseases with diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy, you should also consider annual eye screenings to check for any concerning signs.

In addition to these tips, people with diabetes should remain alert to any concerning trends of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia and take care of these immediately. All in all, ‘Stay Alert’ should be the mantra for any person with diabetes during the monsoon season.

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