Saturday, September 16, 2023

ORRA Expands Retail Footprint, Launches Its 9th Store In HSR Layout, Bengaluru

ORRA, India’s leading, trusted brand for diamond jewellery has expanded its retail presence with the launch of the 81st store in India and the 9th in Bengaluru making it a total 11 stores in Karnataka. The new retail showroom, spanning an area of 4145 sq.ft., will feature the latest diamond jewellery collections, including the patented 73-faceted ORRA Crown Star available exclusively at this showroom. The store has been creatively designed with comfortable seating, contemporary interiors, and bridal lounge to enhance the customer’s shopping experience.

Speaking about the store launch, Mr. Dipu Mehta, Managing Director, ORRA said, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of our store in HSR Layout, Bengaluru. Bengaluru is a city with a rich cultural heritage, and we are excited to bring ORRA's exquisite diamond jewellery and impeccable craftsmanship to the people here. We believe that our wide range of designs and exceptional customer service will resonate well with the discerning customers of Bengaluru. This store will adhere to ORRA’s long standing vision of exemplary service and wide offerings just like all of our other stores."

The store has been creatively designed with comfortable seating and contemporary interiors to enhance the customer’s shopping experience. The new showroom has the brand’s defining range of diamond jewellery that includes the ORRA Crown Star Collection, Astra, Desired Collection and Platinum Collection.

ORRA takes superiority in its diamond legacy by constantly providing product innovation and offering a wide range of bridal and contemporary jewellery pieces. With 5 global design centers in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Antwerp, Mumbai, and New York, ORRA carries a legacy of 700-year-old Belgian craftsmanship.

The renowned brand provides its loyal customer base with 100% certified jewellery, which comes with complimentary insurance and assured free-of-cost lifetime maintenance. ORRA provides its patrons with lifetime exchange and buyback in addition to a seven-day return policy on the brand’s conflict-free diamonds. Brand also offers 6 months upgrade facility and all jewellery is BIS Hallmark Certified.

As part of the launch celebration, ORRA will offer exclusive inaugural discounts and special offers for customers visiting the new store.

Up to 25% off on diamond jewellery (for a limited period) *

Flat 25% off on making charges of 22KT gold jewellery (for a limited period) *

0% interest on EMI facilities*

*Terms and Conditions apply

The store is operational at ORRA Fine Jewellery Pvt Ltd, 814, 27th Main, 1st sector, HSR Layout, Bangalore-560102

About ORRA:

The journey of a million gazes began in 1888 before it metamorphosed into ORRA. From sculpting and manufacturing diamonds to crafting and retailing the finest diamond and gold jewellery, ORRA has come a long way since its inception. Today, ORRA is one of India's finest bridal jewellery retail chains, having spread its glow with 81 Stores across 37 Cities and has consistently been at the forefront of design, leadership, and product innovation with 5 global design centres.

Master craftsmen who have inherited the centuries - old legacy of jewellery making, brilliantly cut Belgian diamonds, delicate designs in diamond jewellery, elaborate bridal sets in coloured stones, the 73-facet patented ORRA Crown Star, the one-of-its-kind ORRA store. These are just some of the facets that go into making ORRA - The Finest Diamond Destination.

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Volvo Showcases Its Born-Electric Car C40 Recharge In Bengaluru

Volvo Car India today showcased its born Electric Car–C40 Recharge in Bengaluru at their Martial Volvo Cars. Volvo Car’s core offerings of safety and luxury form an integral part of C40 Recharge. The much-awaited C40 Recharge is available at an introductory ex-showroom price of INR 61,25,000. Bookings for the C40 Recharge are exclusively online and can be done on the Volvo Car India Website. This is the second EV from Volvo in India and will be assembled at the Company’s plant at Hosakote in Bengaluru, Karnataka and it comes with an 11 kW charger.

““Our discerning customers have been keenly waiting for the C40 Recharge and it is indeed a pleasure to introduce this car to them today. We are looking forward to making the deliveries. The C40 Recharge has a host of features that give a memorable driving experience. These will find favour with our customers as will the safety norms that Volvo is known for globally” said Ritesh Reddy  “Managing Director, Martial Motors Pvt Ltd”

About C40 Recharge Born Electric:

-         Power: 408 hp

-         Torque: 660 Nm

-         Battery : 78 kWh

-         Battery Type: Li-Ion

-         Battery weight: 500kgs

-         Acceleration: 0-100 kms – 4.7 s

-         Battery warranty: 8 years/160,000 km

-         Top speed: 180 km/h

-         Power distribution ratio : 40/60

-         Power (Front/Rear) – 163 hp/ 245 hp

-         WLTP Range: 530 kms

-         ICAT Range : 683 kms

-         Front storage (Frunk): 31 ltrs

-         Rear storage (boot space): 413 ltrs

-         Ground Clearance (kerb weight + 1 person): 171mm

-         One Pedal Drive option

-         Leather-free interiors

-         Unique battery safety cage

-         A new silhouette aero-dynamically designed slimmed roof line

-         Neatly packaged sensors for the Advanced Driver Assist Systems sensor platform

-         84-pixel LED (each side) that automatically adjusts to light conditions

-         Large Panoramic Sunroof that minimizes glare and provides effective UV protection.

-         Digital Services with 5 years subscription

-         Google Built-in (Google Assistant, Google Play, Google Maps)

-         Volvo Cars App

-         Harmon Kardon Premium Sound System (600W, 13 speakers)

-         Volvo On Call

-         Advanced Air Purifier System with PM 2.5 sensor

-         360-degree camera

-         Blind Spot Information System with Cross traffic alert

-         Adaptive Cruise Control

-         Pilot Assist

-         Lane Keeping Aid

-         Collision Mitigation Support (front & rear)

-         Parking Assistance Sensors (front, side & rear)

-         7 airbags

-         Wireless Charging for smartphone

Volvo Cars in India

Swedish luxury car Company Volvo established its presence in India in 2007 and has since then, worked intensively to market the Swedish brand in the country. Volvo Cars currently markets products through 25 dealerships in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi NCR – South Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Raipur, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, West Mumbai, South Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Surat, Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada.

CAHO and PFPSF Launch Patient Advisory Councils (PACs) To Promote Patient Involvement On World Patient Safety Day 2023

* Patient Advisory Councils (PACs) to be set up across hospitals to make patients true partners in enhancing patient safety and improving care delivery

On World Patient Safety Day 2023, a global initiative observed on September 17th, the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO) and the Patient for Patient Safety Foundation (PFPSF) are joining forces to emphasize the critical importance of patient engagement in healthcare through the establishment of Patient Advisory Councils (PACs) and the promotion of Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs). This year's World Patient Safety Day theme, "Engaging patients for patient safety," perfectly aligns with their mission.

Dr. Alexander Thomas, Founder President, and Patron of CAHO, emphasized the vital role of trust and communication in the patient-provider relationship. He noted that instances of medical errors can erode this trust, not only impacting the patient's confidence in their care but also undermining the broader healthcare system.

Dr. Nagendra Swamy S C, Patron of CAHO, stressed the importance of recognizing patients as active collaborators in their healthcare journey. Research has shown that when patients are engaged, there is a significant improvement in safety, patient satisfaction, and overall health outcomes.

Engaging patients in their healthcare is a crucial step toward addressing the issue of medical errors. Patient Advisory Councils are central to this effort, serving as platforms for patients to voice their concerns and influence decision-making processes. CAHO passionately advocates for the establishment of PACs to ensure that patients' voices are heard, integrated, and valued within the healthcare system.

Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President of CAHO, expressed enthusiasm for the overwhelming response received from healthcare providers across India. He described the initiative as a significant moment in the country's healthcare delivery history and added "To support the establishment of these councils, CAHO is releasing a comprehensive "Step-by-Step Guide to Establishing a PAC."

Dr. Lallu Joseph, Secretary General of CAHO, highlighted another critical initiative aimed at sensitizing healthcare organizations to "Patient Reported Experience Measures" (PREMs). PREMs are self-reporting instruments that gauge patients' perceptions of their care experiences and help assess whether healthcare providers are meeting patients' needs.

Mr. Kris Gopalakrishna, Co-Founder and Former Vice Chairman of Infosys, will unveil the Patient Advisory Councils (PACs) on World Patient Safety Day, September 17th, 2023, at Ramaiah Medical College. Esteemed healthcare industry opinion leaders and stalwarts will come together at this momentous event to not only inaugurate PACs but also to establish comprehensive guidelines and chart the path forward for its seamless integration within hospitals. Additionally, the event will underscore the significance of encouraging hospitals to actively participate in the Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREM) initiative.

CAHO takes pride in its role in creating PFPSF, an organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about patient safety. PFPSF aims to prevent avoidable harm by empowering patients, healthcare providers, patient support groups, corporations, and caregivers to proactively engage in their healthcare journeys.

Mr. Som Mittal, Chairman of PFPSF, emphasized the significance of providing a neutral forum for the patient community to "Elevate their Voice" and share valuable insights with their caregivers. He urged patients to leverage this opportunity to engage in their own care and work towards reducing avoidable harm.

On World Patient Safety Day 2023, CAHO and PFPSF reiterate their commitment to enhancing patient safety through patient engagement and advocate for the widespread adoption of Patient Advisory Councils and Patient Reported Experience Measures as integral components of safe healthcare practices.

About CAHO:

Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO) is a non-profit organisation that represents hospitals, diagnostic facilities, and quality professionals, with the overall goal of promoting patient safety through training in fire safety for hospital staff, quality through the development of healthcare professionals' communication skills, and accreditation in the healthcare ecosystem. The organization's mission is to consistently instill and promote the idea of quality healthcare at the foundational level in order to create a culture of safety in medical institutions.

IIIT-B Successfully Hosts The Trustworthy Digital Identity International Conference 2023

The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B), in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute, UK, proudly hosted the Trustworthy Digital Identity International Conference 2023 on September 14th and 15th. This groundbreaking event, now in its third year, brought together luminaries from the fields of technology, policy, privacy, and inclusion to discuss and exchange insights on the vital topic of digital identity systems.

During the event, an array of distinguished speakers took the stage to delve into crucial topics. Sanjay Jain, Chairperson of the Technology Committee at MOSIP, looked into the question of whether biometrics are a necessity in national identity systems. Satya Lokam, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Lab, Bangalore, provided insights into zero-knowledge proofs, as applicable to identity systems. Somanath Tripathy, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Patna explored secure searching over encrypted data and Joanne Knight, Identification Consultant in the Digital Public Service Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Te Tari Taiwhenua (New Zealand) examined identity theft. These diverse topics contributed to a comprehensive discussion on the complexities and advancements in the field of digital identity systems during the event.

Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT Bangalore and Chairman of the Executive Committee, MOSIP, emphasized, “The conference has illuminated the journey toward secure and privacy-proof digital identity systems at a national level. It underscores the vital role of policy development and technological advancements, such as advanced biometrics and cryptographic techniques, in addressing the challenges faced by individuals in accessing essential services. Co-hosting this event with the Alan Turing Institute, UK, has provided a platform for valuable insights into the latest technology trends, policies, and industry practices in the realm of digital ID systems.” 

Prof. V Sridhar, IIIT-Bangalore, co-host, commented, "The Trustworthy Digital Identity International Conference 2023, co-hosted by The Alan Turing Institute, UK, and IIIT-Bangalore, has successfully concluded its third year as a global forum for digital identity system discussions. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this event held at IIIT-Bangalore on September 14th and 15th gathered researchers, practitioners, open-source advocates, and developers. It featured 10 research papers, 5 poster presentations, and a panel discussion on the Modular Open Source Identity Project (MOSIP). The insights and discussions during this conference have contributed significantly to advancing our understanding of digital identity. We look forward to the continued growth and impact of these systems."

Prof. Carsten Maple, Principal Investigator of the Trustworthy Digital Infrastructure for Identity Systems project at The Alan Turing Institute, co-host, highlighted: “It has been fantastic to come to India and have the conference hosted at IIIT-Bangalore. Digital identity has the power to deliver transformative impact on those who need it most. However, it is vital that adequate care is taken to ensure that these systems are trustworthy and cannot harm those they are intended to serve. The conference has brought together global researchers from across a wide range of disciplines and provided an opportunity for stimulating discussion. I’m grateful to all participants, especially our excellent keynote speakers”.

The event served as a dynamic platform for researchers, practitioners, open-source advocates, and developers. It provided a space to present and deliberate on the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences, and concerns surrounding the adoption of digital identity systems. The conference aimed to facilitate meaningful dialogue across academia, industry, and government sectors, ultimately contributing to the development of secure, inclusive, and ethical identity systems on a global scale.

The Trustworthy Digital Identity International Conference 2023 was created as part of the Trustworthy Digital Infrastructure for Identity Systems project, generously funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This initiative underscores the importance of digital identity in today's interconnected world, where access to fundamental rights and services, such as healthcare, education, and finance, is contingent upon possessing a legal identity.

The conference addressed key issues, including policy development, the challenges of large-scale deployments, and the responsible handling of sensitive digital identity data. It was also a platform for networking and forging collaborations that will shape the future of digital identity. Recordings of the proceedings, as well as a conference report will be published in the coming weeks. 

As we move forward, the insights and collaborations established during this event promise to pave the way for a more equitable and inclusive digital future for all.

About IIIT-Bangalore

IIIT-Bangalore is a premier institute focused on Post-Graduate IT education and research, located in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore. IIIT-Bangalore is graded A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2022, IIIT-B has secured 74th ranking. The institute was ranked number 1 among India's Best Technical Universities (Private) by India Today. IIIT-Bangalore contains state-of-the-art infrastructure, eminently qualified faculty, a vibrant alumni community, cutting-edge research facilities, and close industry collaborations.

The institute’s specially designed courses make the students cognitive of the current technologies. Experiential learning and practices followed in the institute equip them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems. IIIT-Bangalore has consistently achieved excellent placement records every year since its establishment in 1998, thanks to the unwavering support of the industry and the expanding pool of highly skilled alumni.

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About The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute’s purpose is to make great leaps in data science and AI research to change the world for the better. Its goals are to advance world-class research and apply it to national and global challenges, build skills for the future by contributing to training people across sectors and career stages, and drive an informed public conversation by providing balanced and evidence-based views on data science and AI.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Air India Introduces Integrated Self-Baggage Drop And Self Check In Facility For Domestic And International Travellers

·         First Indian carrier at Delhi airport to provide the facility for international flights

·         Available for all domestic and Australia-bound flights; other international routes to be added soon

In another step to elevate customer experience, Air India has introduced an integrated self-baggage drop and self-kiosk check-in service at Terminal 3

Delhi airport for domestic and international flights, becoming the first Indian carrier to do so.

The service is currently available for all Australia-bound flights as well as all for all flights within India.

Air India guests are now able to enjoy a seamless digital process to print boarding passes and baggage tags, and drop bags on their own, obviating the need to check-in over the counters.

The kiosks also allow travellers to easily customise their trips by selecting available preferred seats, updating frequent flyer number, etc.

Rajesh Dogra, Chief Customer Experience & Ground Handling Officer, Air India, said, “This facility eliminates the queue waiting time for check-in over the counters and helps travellers to nearly breeze through the airport. We not only plan to extend this for flights to more countries around the world, but also intend to introduce it at other airports in India as well as at major airports in other parts of the world. Our continued effort remains to simplify processes and elevate customer experience, for our guests to enjoy travelling as much as we love flying them.”

With the successful implementation of the DigiYatra initiative for domestic flights, the self-baggage drop facility adds to the convenience for travellers, right from helping them to gain hassle-free entry to the airport, to managing the check-in process on their own.

Earlier this week, Air India announced having rolled out ‘Project Abhinandan’ whereby the carrier has deployed specially trained Service Assurance Officers at 16 major Indian airports to proactively sense passenger concerns and offer on-ground assistance across airport touchpoints.

About Air India:

Founded by the legendary JRD Tata, Air India pioneered India’s aviation sector. Since its first flight on October 15, 1932, Air India has built an extensive domestic network with non-stop flights to cities around the world, across the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Far East, South-East Asia, Australia, and the Gulf. After 69 years as a government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata group in January 2022.

Air India is navigating through a major five-year transformation roadmap under the aegis of Vihaan.AI, with an ambition to become a world class airline with an Indian heart. The first phase of this transformation, the taxi phase was recently concluded, and focused on fixing the basics. These included bringing back to service many long grounded aircraft, addition of talent across flying and ground functions, rapid upgradation of technology and strengthening of customer care initiatives amongst others

A member of Star Alliance, the largest global airline consortium of leading international airlines, Air India offers seamless connectivity and facilities to passengers all over the world.

Tata Capital Unveils Next-Gen API Financial Solutions Across India


In today’s dynamic and evolving digital landscape, Tata Capital Limited has launched a user-friendly API (Application Programming Interface) ecosystem for both retail and corporate clients. Through this, businesses can co-create solutions tailored to their unique needs to drive efficiency and productivity. This ecosystem will simplify the process of digital collaborations for partners and help them develop business solutions seamlessly.

In line with Tata Capital’s commitment to innovation and transformation, the company’s API solutions will redefine the way businesses interact paving the way for swift and streamlined operations. The APIs will provide retail and corporate customers with an enhanced digital experience across loan categories and cover a comprehensive range of solutions, including payments, collections and so on.

Abonty Banerjee, Chief Operating Officer- Digital and Marketing, Tata Capital, said, "At Tata Capital we already work closely with the fintech ecosystem across the lending value chain. The launch of our API solutions is one more step towards making such partnerships more collaborative and seamless. The APIs will allow Tata Capital’s solutions to get embedded via direct integration in a frictionless manner. We believe it will help in bringing to life many more new ideas along with fintech partners and aid in the continuous innovation process.”

Tata Capital’s API solutions feature a user-friendly portal that allows businesses to effortlessly explore and register to integrate APIs into their systems. For more information, visit

About Tata Capital

Tata Capital Limited, a holistic financial services provider caters to the diverse needs of retail, corporate and institutional customers. Its range of offerings includes 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

Pidilite Industries And Kaushalya – The Skill University Unveil Centre For Advance Skills For Woodworking And Plumbing

 ~ Innovative Collaboration Addressing Industry Demand for Advanced Skill Development in Woodworking and Plumbing~

~Offering Bachelor Courses for the First Time~

Pidilite Industries Ltd., a leading manufacturer of construction and specialty chemicals, as well as art and craft products, has joined forces with Kaushalya – The Skill University (KSU), Govt. of Gujarat, to launch the Pidilite Woodworking and Plumbing Centre for Advanced Skills (PWP). The facility was recently inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister Shri. Balvantsinh Rajput, Industries, Micro, Small and Medium Industries, Cottage, Khadi and Rural Industries, Civil Aviation, Labour, Skill Development and Employment, Govt. of Gujarat.

For the first time in India, the PWP center emerges as a cutting-edge hub for advanced woodworking and plumbing skills. This pioneering initiative by Pidilite and KSU directly addresses the rising demand for skilled professionals in these fields. Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, including CNC Machines, Band Saw, Cold Press, and more, the center offers tailored degree, diploma, and certificate courses for beginners and experienced practitioners. Emphasizing Trainers Training, research, and support for skill competitions, PWP sets a new standard for skill development in the country.

Commenting on this collaboration, Dr. Pankaj Shukla, Senior Vice President - CSR & Special Projects, Pidilite Industries said, "Pidilite Woodworking and Plumbing Centre for Advanced Skills (PWP) is a remarkable milestone that reflects Pidilite's unwavering commitment to closing the gap between foundational training and advanced skills. This pioneering collaboration is not only about skill development but also about equipping the workforce with the necessary tools to excel in today's rapidly evolving industries. With state-of-the-art facilities and innovative courses, PWP is set to redefine skill enhancement, enabling individuals to thrive and contribute effectively to the dynamic demands of the industry.”

The Furniture Design and Manufacturing Course, affiliated with KSU, has seen remarkable interest with quite a number of student already enrolled. It offers a balanced 20:80 mix of theory and hands-on training at the Kubernagar ITI campus in Ahmedabad. PWP's innovative approach and top-notch facilities have earned praise from notable figures like Dr. Lawrence Pratchett, CEO of the Australian School of Global Studies, and industry leaders, highlighting its crucial role in bridging the gap between fundamental education and advanced expertise.

The collaboration between Pidilite and KSU signifies a significant step towards empowering the woodworking and plumbing sectors with highly skilled professionals, poised to meet the evolving demands of the industry.

About Pidilite:

Pidilite Industries Limited is a leading manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, craftsmen products, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) products and polymer emulsions in India. Our products range also includes paint chemicals, automotive chemicals, art materials and stationery, fabric care, maintenance chemicals, industrial adhesives, industrial resins and organic pigments & preparations. Most of the products have been developed through strong in-house R&D. Our brand name Fevicol has become synonymous with adhesives to millions in India and is ranked amongst the most trusted brands in the country. Some of our other major brands are M-Seal, Fevikwik, Fevistik, Roff, Dr. Fixit, Araldite and Fevicryl.

Johnson's® Baby Brings 100% Ingredient Transparency With Its New Packaging

~India becomes the first market globally to witness the launch of the company’s new Augmented Reality (AR) innovation, to be scaled for mums worldwide

~ Shows mums 100% ingredient transparency with first-of-its-kind AR tool

~ Launches new packaging across product range with simplified communication around ‘Only Baby Safe’ ingredients

Johnson’s® Baby, a pioneer in baby skincare takes a big step to bring alive its ‘Promise, Pehle Pal Se’ by showing 100% ingredients transparency across its range of baby skincare products. With the new launch, Johnson’s® Baby makes it easy for mums to see what goes inside its products, its purposeful and Baby Safe ingredients and their relevance to enable new parents to make informed decisions and choose the right products for their babies.

As a global-first for the company, Johnson’s® Baby has launched an innovative augmented reality (AR) innovation to enable mums to know and discover more about its 100% baby safe ingredients1. Mums can simply visit a key retail outlet across cities to experience the real time interactive experience using AR Experience Johnson’s® Baby new AR Innovation:

You can experience Johnson’s® Baby new AR feature yourself by following, the below instructions. 

Scan the QR code

Click on "tap to explore"

Click on "allow" camera permissions

Match teardrop on any Johnson's® pack

and see what’s inside a Johnson’s® Baby product, its ingredients and their role. With this launch, India becomes the first market globally to experience the AR innovation across certain key Johnson’s® Baby products, which will be gradually scaled to global markets.   

Last month, Johnson’s® Baby launched its latest marketing campaign, ‘Promise, Pehle Pal Se’ which captured the brand’s unwavering commitment to help protect baby's delicate skin from day 1 with products 'Designed with Only (Sirf aur Sirf) “Baby Safe Ingredients”. As a brand which has partnered with parents for generations, Johnson’s® Baby recognises their promise to help protect their baby from day 1. With Johnson’s® Baby’s AR innovation, the brand partners with mums and dads in their parenthood journey to make informed decisions to safeguard their baby's skin.

Guided by a mission to create the safest baby products, Johnson's® Baby brings decades of knowledge and science, building a strong foundation to choose Only ‘Baby safe’ ingredients to help protect the delicate skin of a baby. The brand has constantly raised the bar in baby care by creating most advanced formulas by choosing only the safest ingredients. Only 2% ingredients used in personal care industry are able to meet Johnson’s® Baby global standards of safety and purity which are in baby care products.  Its products are backed by rigorous scientific research, with formulas tested by doctors (paediatricians & dermatologists) and have ‘No harmful chemicals’ including parabens, sulphates, dyes etc.

Commenting on the brand’s latest efforts to bring product transparency, Mr. Manoj Gadgil, Business Unit Head & VP Marketing – Kenvue said, “Our new initiative is rooted in deep consumer insights which indicate that that every mom wants to do their best and use only the safest products, however we realise that very few mums understand which ingredients go inside products and are safe for babies.

At Johnson’s® Baby, it is important to us that parents feel confident on what they choose to use on their babies’ skin. We believe that it is only possible when they have complete transparency and information. As pioneers in baby skincare, Johnson’s® Baby has always designed products to protect a baby’s delicate skin. To further strengthen trust amongst parents and to help deliver their biggest promise to their baby, we have reimagined our packaging and paired it with an innovative AR technology. This offers complete transparency to parents bringing alive the purposeful ingredients that we use and the science behind their usage."

Johnson’s® Baby has launched a digital film which captures insights from mothers on the need for baby Safe ingredients while showcasing brand’s commitment to providing them a superior experience with Johnson’s® latest packaging and AR innovation. To drive awareness and connect with consumers, the brand is creating on-ground experiences to bring alive the AR technology across 25000 retail outlets across India . The brand is also planning interactive meets with influencers and mommy communities to share with them the new technology which will help their followers to confidently choose the safest baby products for their babies.

This initiative by Johnson's® Baby marks a new era in baby care, aligned to evolving needs of modern parents. Johnson’s® Baby aims to empower parents with the information they need, building a foundation of trust and care that lasts a lifetime.

Link to digital film:

About Johnson’s®

At Johnson’s®, we’re committed to delivering the best for babies with products that are specially designed for baby’s skin. For more than 125 years, we’ve pioneered research to further understand the unique needs of a baby’s eyes, skin, and hair. This science is behind every one of our gentle and Clinically Proven Mild products, making Johnson’s® baby one of the most trusted brands amongst mothers in India.


Kenvue is the world’s largest pure-play consumer health company by revenue. Built on more than a century of heritage, our iconic brands, including Aveeno®, Johnson’s®, Listerine®, Neutrogena®, and Tylenol®, are science-backed and recommended by healthcare professionals around the world. At Kenvue, we believe in the extraordinary power of everyday care and our teams work every day to put that power in consumers’ hands and earn a place in their hearts and homes. Learn more at

Capri Global Capital Ltd Unveils The “Farz Nibhaatey Hain” Campaign, Reinforces Its Commitment To Credit Inclusion For All

* The omnichannel campaign is devised by, Rediffusion, starring Mr. Pankaj Tripathi 

* Focus on empowering unbanked customers by offering customized loan products and acting as a powerful agent for inclusive growth 

Capri Global Capital Ltd (CGCL), a diversified non-banking financial company, has launched the “Farz Nibhaatey Hain” brand campaign to reaffirm its commitment to credit inclusion. The relatable, emotional, and relevant omnichannel brand campaign reiterates its responsibility towards the unbanked borrowers of India. 

Conceptualized by Rediffusion, the campaign showcases CGCL's human value proposition while bringing alive its mission of inclusive growth. Brand ambassador and acclaimed actor- Pankaj Tripathi will be the protagonist of the 2-films of the Farz Nibhaatey Hain campaign that features company’s MSME loan and gold loan products. The integrated campaign will focus on reach, visibility, impact and will be rolled out across TV, OTT, and YouTube. The campaign will also include a digital media campaign and on-ground activations. The brand plans to amplify its reach through influencer-level activity on social media. 

Sharing the rationale of the brand campaign, Mr. Basant Dhawan, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Capri Global, said, “Farz Nibhaatey Hain campaign not only reflects our strong business fundamentals, but, more importantly, it underscores our ability to build foundations of resilience that enable growth and inspire confidence among our customers. We strongly believe that it is our farz to uplift the society by creating enough opportunities and offering access to seamless credit to augment these opportunities. We have launched the campaign with multiple touchpoints and are confident that it will play a pivotal role driving our brand metrics.” 

Pramod Sharma, National Creative Director, Rediffusion, said, “From the moment we got the brief, we knew we had the opportunity to truly speak to the heart of the country. Understanding them, and the responsibilities that they take on in life, was the key to cracking this campaign. And once we had the stories that we wanted to tell; in Pankaj Tripathi, we had an actor who was able to breathe magic into each and every role. So that we could tell them ki jaise aap apna farz nibhaatey hain, Capri Loans aasani se loan deke apna farz nibhaatey hain.” 

Asheesh Malhotra, Executive Director, Rediffusion added, "The majority of India isn't deemed credit-worthy simply because they may not have relevant papers to show. But every day, they prove themselves more than worthy through every role they play in their lives. That is the truth we wanted to portray - human stories of character and hope. And how Capri Loans can help them get ahead in life by simply ensuring that they too get access to credit like the rest of India." 

Decoding Farz Nibhaatey hain 

Today credit is not just a medium to fulfilling aspirations of an individuals but a booster dose for their fiscal growth and make them self-reliant. A vast population in India is still unbanked, and commitment to offer credit to these borrowers for a fiscally sound future, forms a strong foundation for financial inclusion. Capri Global Capital Ltd has endeavored to be a vital cornerstone of the Indian financial ecosystem and is attempting to channelize credit facility to unbanked population across hinterlands of the country. 

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Happiest Health’s Children’s Wellness Summit - Get Set, Grow! To Provide Complete Health And Well-Being Advice For The Young

Modern technology, societal pressures, and a competitive environment are radically disrupting the lives of children of today. In this context, access to focused advice can greatly benefit children and their families in making choices that can create an environment of optimal holistic health and well-being. In line with this, the inaugural Get Set, Grow! conference from Happiest Health will convey appropriate advice from renowned experts in ensuring long-term health and wellness for children during their formative years.

The Children’s Wellness Summit, Get Set, Grow! which takes place on 22nd September at The Leela Palace will address a variety of relevant topics for them to be a catalyst for their child’s brighter future. Hosted by Ashok Soota’s health and wellness venture, Happiest Health, the summit will invite experts, psychologists, educators, paediatricians, and other professionals to share their knowledge and insights during the discussions. Interactive sessions will engage children and adults, making the event both educational and enjoyable. For parents who are located outside of Bangalore, the event will be live streamed for virtual attendance.

The summit will also unveil findings on Are You Listening? - Voices of Adolescent Survey. This survey which is being conducted by Happiest Health involves over 500 children in the age group 12-18 years. It will convey their thoughts and concerns, for attendees to feel the pulse of children for a greater understanding of their challenges. The summit will aim to promote the overall well-being of children and provide valuable insights to parents, caregivers, educators, and anyone else involved in the lives of young ones. It will address various aspects of children's health, development, and happiness.

The day will be packed with educational seminars, panel discussions, and small group breakout sessions led by a high-impact roster of professionals and educators. There will be discussions on a variety of health topics and conversations with experts on building resilient kids, and the value of nutrition and sleep among others such as:

Reducing Gadget Time in Kids by Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Coordinator Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) Clinic In NIMHANS

The Power of Play for Kids by Florence D’souza, Principal of Sherwood High and Dr Ayyappan Nair, Consultant, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Manipal Hospitals

Nutrition for Children by Dr Supraja Chandrasekar, Pediatric Intensivist, Dhee Hospital, Bengaluru

Stress Management in Children by Dr Poorva Ranade, Child Psychologist and Counsellor, Mr Neeraj Kumar, Founder – PeakMind, and Mr Mahesh Yadav, Academic Head – South India, Allen Career Institute

Understanding Money - Making Adolescents Finance Savvy by Ms Aparna M, Associate Vice President, Certified Chartered Financial Analyst, PeakAlpha

Youngsters & Career Options in The India of Today & Tomorrow by Mr Srinath Deshakulkarni, Founder of Academics & Beyond Ready to speak to Media, Mr Ravi Kallayil, Founder of Plaeto and Dr Jahnavi Phalkey, Dir. Bangalore Science Center.

Are you listening? by Maryanne Pais, St Joseph’s College of Commerce, HOD Psychology; Akash Ryall - Founder And CEO, Bethany Education Institutions, Bengaluru, and along with a Parent.

Overall, the "Get, Set and Grow!" children's wellness summit will have the potential to make a positive impact on the lives of children and those who care for them. It's an impactful way to bring people together to learn, share, and support each other in creating a healthier and happier future for our young ones.

About Happiest Health

Happiest Health is a health and wellness knowledge enterprise founded by Mr Ashok Soota in 2022. With its foundation as a highly differentiated source of credible and trustworthy health and wellness knowledge in the digital space, Happiest Health has now expanded into print, Health Summits and Wellness Programmes. In 2024, the next expansion would be into technology led Healthcare services which would include Preventive tests, Nutrition Consulting services and other areas like online patient monitoring and others. The vision of the organization is to be India’s topmost source of trusted health and wellness knowledge in the next 3 years and to be amongst the top 10 in the world by 2030.

Happiest Health embraces scientific knowledge with a keen focus on medical breakthroughs providing kinder, gentler therapies including cell-based treatments. It also has deep coverage of integrated medicine including Ayurveda, homeopathy and naturopathy. Happiest Health’s focus on wellness is holistic and energizing. They live by their Mission Statement: “Better Knowledge. Better Health.” and convey its benefits to all.

For More details login to –  Get Set, Grow! Children's Wellness Summit 2023.

Pioneer DJ Partners With Alphatec To Provide Cutting-Edge AV Solutions In India

* Bringing Unparalleled Audio-Visual Experiences to Indian Audiences

AlphaTheta Corporation, market leaders in DJ hardware and software through the Pioneer DJ brand is excited to announce its strategic partnership with Alphatec, a pioneering provider of innovative AV technology solutions. This collaboration aims to revolutionize the audio-visual landscape in India by delivering state-of-the-art AV solutions that cater to a wide range of industries and events. Founded in 1994 as a Pioneer Corporation division, AlphaTheta Corporation pioneered the DJ industry with the world's inaugural flat-top DJ CD player. The company's first product, the world's first flat-top DJ CD player, revolutionized the way DJs mix music. AlphaTheta has continued to innovate over the years, releasing a wide range of groundbreaking DJ and club equipment. The company's products are used by DJs and enthusiasts all over the world, and they have helped to shape the sound of electronic music. AlphaTheta is committed to pushing the boundaries of DJ technology, and it continues to be a vanguard in the music world.

AlphaTheta Corporation and Alphatec have joined forces to bring forth a new era of audio-visual excellence in India. Alphatec's deep expertise in AV technology integration, combined with Pioneer DJ's legacy of delivering premium sound and performance, creates a powerful synergy that promises to redefine how sound and visuals are experienced. This partnership will cater to a diverse clientele, including event organizers, entertainment venues, corporate clients, educational institutions, and more. By leveraging AlphaTheta Corporation cutting-edge audio equipment and Alphatec's proficiency in designing comprehensive AV solutions, customers can expect seamless integration, superior sound quality, and stunning visuals that will leave a lasting impact.

Sharing the details on joining hands with Alphatec, Yoshinori Kataoka, President and CEO, AlphaTheta Corporation said, "At AlphaTheta Corporation, our passion for innovation and excellence drives us to constantly seek ways to elevate the audio experience. Partnering with Alphatec is a significant step in this journey. Together, we are not only providing AV solutions but also creating memorable sensory experiences. Whether it's a live concert, a corporate seminar, or an educational event, our collaboration aims to set new benchmarks for audio-visual quality and performance. AlphaTheta/Pioneer DJ is excited to embark on this venture with Alphatec and bring the future of AV technology to India."

Talking about the association, Devasis Barkataki, Founder and Managing Director, Alphatec, said “Our collaboration with AlphaTheta Corporation is a strategic alignment with our commitment to redefining events and spaces through state-of-the-art technology. By seamlessly integrating AlphaTheta Corporation's outstanding audio systems into our comprehensive AV solutions, we are not only empowering the DJ industry but also empowering this exceptional talent in India. Alphatec takes great pride in leading this AV revolution in partnership with Pioneer DJ, and we enthusiastically anticipate the significant impact we will collectively achieve."

With a shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and enhancing user experiences, Pioneer DJ and Alphatec have joined forces to bring forth a new era of audio-visual excellence in India. Alphatec's deep expertise in AV technology integration, combined with Pioneer DJ's legacy of delivering premium sound and performance, creates a powerful synergy that promises to redefine how sound and visuals are experienced. This partnership will cater to a diverse clientele, including event organizers, entertainment venues, corporate clients, educational institutions, and more. By leveraging Pioneer DJ's cutting-edge audio equipment and Alphatec's proficiency in designing comprehensive AV solutions, customers can expect seamless integration, superior sound quality, and stunning visuals that will leave a lasting impact.

Products will be accessible for purchase in the Indian market:

XDJ-RR – All-in-one DJ system for rekordbox

The XDJ-RR is an all-in-one DJ system that gives the flexibility to choose how you want to perform. You can plug in a USB drive and play tracks directly or use Link Export mode to access your entire rekordbox library from your laptop. XDJ-RR can be connected to your PC/Mac with a single USB cable to use Performance mode in rekordbox. The XDJ-RR features a 7-inch color screen that shows you everything you need to know about your tracks, including playback status, BPM, waveform, and more. You can also use dedicated buttons for performance features like Hot Cues, Beat Loop, Slip Loop, and Beat Jump. The XDJ-RR's mixer features EQs and channel faders that are modeled after those on the professional DJM-900NXS2 mixer. You can also use Beat FX and Sound Color FX to customize your mixes. Overall, the XDJ-RR is a powerful and versatile all-in-one DJ system that is perfect for beginners and experienced DJs alike.

OPUS-QUAD - Professional all-in-one DJ system-

The OPUS-QUAD is a new DJ system that offers a fresh approach to design and playability. It features standalone 4-deck playback, so you can play 4 tracks simultaneously, cue up tracks in advance, or leave a deck free for dropping requests. The OPUS-QUAD has a user-friendly interface with an electrostatic touch module. You can use the 10.1-inch touch screen to quickly search for songs via the keyboard or use Playlist Bank for quick navigation between playlists. The OPUS-QUAD produces high-quality sound that's comfortable to listen to for long periods of time. It's loaded with a high-quality 32-bit D/A converter from ESS Technology. The evolved effects on the OPUS-QUAD make it easy to add texture and tension to the music and compatible with rekordbox Performance mode and Serato DJ Pro.

XDJ-RX3 - 2-channel performance all-in-one DJ system

The XDJ-RX3 features a new 10.1-inch touchscreen with a high resolution and frame rate. This makes it easier to see everything clearly, including the smooth waveform. The fresh GUI design and a host of new features also make it easier to navigate and mix tracks. The XDJ-RX3 also includes new Release FX that can be used to instantly change the energy of your mix. Choose from 8 effect types, such as Vinyl Brake, Backspin, Echo Out, Build Up, Mute, and Ducking. The LCD screen in the center of each jog wheel indicates the playhead position and you can choose to display artwork for a quick visual reminder of which track is loaded on the deck. The XDJ-RX3 also includes all the effects from the XDJ-RX2, plus an extra 6 Beat FX and 2 additional Sound Color FX. This means you can play with the full range of effects from the DJM-900NXS2. Overall, the XDJ-RX3 is a powerful and versatile all-in-one DJ system that offers a wide range of features and functionality. It is a great choice for DJs of all levels who are looking for a system that can grow with their skills.

CDJ3000 - Professional DJ multi player

The CDJ-3000 is a professional DJ multi player that is powered by a new MPU and packed with specially developed high-quality components and innovative features. It offers a smoother overall DJ experience, thanks to the MPU which drives the unit and delivers stable performance. The CDJ-3000 also supports rekordbox CloudDirectPlay, which allows you to browse and play all the tracks in your cloud-based library. In addition to rekordbox CloudDirectPlay, the CDJ-3000 also supports Key Sync and Key Shift. The jog wheel on the CDJ-3000 has been redesigned to feel slicker than ever, with a reduced touch latency. The LCD screen in the center shows playhead position and artwork for a quick visual reminder of loaded tracks. Versatile DJ multi player that offers a wide range of features and functionality. It is a great choice for professional DJs who demand the best possible performance and reliability.

DJM-A9- 4-channel professional DJ mixer

The DJM-A9 is a next-generation club mixer that delivers crystal-clear, high-resolution sound. It features a number of improvements over previous models, including new ESS Technology 32-bit high-quality A/D and D/A converters, increased spacing around the EQ knobs, and high-grade, bright LEDs in the channel section. The frequency response of the isolators has also been optimized to make the most of the latest music production traits. The DJM-A9 also has a number of new features, including a new color display that helps you to quickly and accurately understand the status of the selected effect, a horizontal X-Pad for more intuitive control, and 3 new microphone effects (Echo, Pitch, and Megaphone). It also supports dual USB Type-B and USB Type-C ports for seamless transitions between DJs and easy back-to-back sets. In addition, the DJM-A9 is compatible with Stagehand, the industry-first PRO DJ LINK remote management app for front of house teams. Overall, the DJM-A9 is a powerful and versatile mixer that is perfect for professional DJs who demand the best sound quality and performance.

About AlphaTheta Corporation (former company name: Pioneer DJ Corporation):

For more than 20 years, the Pioneer DJ brand has been a market leader in the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next-generation products that inspire and shape the global dance music community and has recently launched a new range of musical instruments for production and live performances. Its portfolio includes brands such as TORAIZ, Pioneer PRO AUDIO, rekordbox, and Pioneer DJ Radio as well as social platforms KUVO and DJsounds. AlphaTheta Corporation is in the Noritsu Koki (TSE:7744) Group, headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is led by President and CEO Yoshinori Kataoka.


About Alphatec:

Alphatec is a leading distribution house for the world’s best and industry-leading professional audio and video equipment across India and an exclusive partner of the best AV brands around the world. Headquartered in Mumbai, Alphatec is associated with over 30 global AV brands, Alphatec is currently managing products that are committed to reproduce the most truthful sound and visuals; and bringing integrated AV solutions to clients and their spaces. It currently has presence across 14 regions, 500 cities and towns with 1100+ dealers and system integrators, and 20 authorized service centers. In addition to its expansive physical presence, the company is also present across all major e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart and Bajaao.


L&T Technology Services Launches Second Annual Digital Engineering Awards, In Collaboration With ISG And CNBC TV-18

* Awards recognize outstanding engineers and innovative approaches in the field

-  Nominations open through Oct. 5, 2023

L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global digital engineering and R&D company, today announced the launch of the second-annual Digital Engineering Awards, in association with Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, and business news channel CNBC TV-18 in India.

The Digital Engineering Awards recognize and celebrate business and technology trailblazers who are crafting a smarter and more sustainable world through transformative ideas that leverage digital engineering.

Enterprises and their service providers are invited to submit nominations through October 5, with winners announced during a gala awards celebration on December 6 in Dallas, Tex., U.S.A. Enterprise award winners, selected by a global panel of industry experts, including representatives of ISG, will be named in nine categories – five team awards and four individual awards:

Engineering the Change Team Awards

·         Digital Transformation of the Year

·         Top Sustainability Initiative

·         Digital Engineering Program of the Year

·         Engineering Product of the Year

·         Value Realization

Engineering at Heart Individual Awards

·         Distinguished Digital Engineer

·         Digital Engineer of the Year

·         Woman Engineer of the Year

·         Innovator of the Year

The inaugural Digital Engineering Awards gala was held last year in Jersey City, N.J., United States, with 120 nominees, including over 70 industry-leading global enterprises, in attendance. Winners, both individual engineers and teams, included representatives from Airbus, American Honda Motor Co., Inc./ Honda Marine, Chevron, ExxonMobil, GE Healthcare, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce, and Qualcomm Technologies.

Remarking on the occasion, Mr. Amit Chadha, CEO and Managing Director at L&T Technology Services said, "We take immense pride in having witnessed the tremendous success of the maiden Digital Engineering Awards, which celebrated disruptive innovations across a broad spectrum of deep technologies, spanning automotive, aerospace, industrial products, telecom, plant engineering, and medical devices.  As we persist in our unwavering commitment to engineering research and development, aiming to shape a future enabled by engineering marvels, we are eager to extend our endeavors in spotlighting extraordinary innovation and leadership that spearheads transformation towards a sustainable, digitally empowered tomorrow."

“Digital engineering is the fabric that connects all facets of the digital world and makes future innovations possible,” said Michael P. Connors, Chairman and CEO of ISG. “Following the great success of the inaugural Digital Engineering Awards, we are delighted once again to collaborate with L&T Technology Services and CNBC-TV18 to recognize the outstanding work of individuals and teams whose groundbreaking innovations will shape the digital landscape for years to come.”

“The Digital Engineering Awards have a key role to play in celebrating the new-age digital solutions that are driving immense growth in the ER&D sector. Our role as media partner with L&T Technology Services aligns perfectly with the long-standing objective of our brands – CNBC-TV18 and Moneycontrol – to educate audiences about innovations and developments in the worlds of technology and business”, said S. Shivakumar: President, News18 Studios.

About the Digital Engineering Awards

The Digital Engineering Awards bring together industry leaders to recognize outstanding achievements in the R&D domain, and to help global organizations give shape to their transformative ideas. The Awards are produced by L&T Technology Services in association with ISG, with CNBC TV18 as a media partner. For more about the Awards, visit this website ( or contact us at 

About Network18

Network18 Media & Investments Limited is a major Indian media conglomerate owned by Reliance Industries. The company operates a wide array of channels spanning news, entertainment, and digital content. Its portfolio includes CNBC-TV18, CNBC-AWAAZ, CNBC-Bajar, CNN-NEWS18, News18 India, and News18 regional news channels across languages and markets.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 900 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,600 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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 23,300 employees spread across 22 global design centers, 28 global sales offices and 102 innovation labs as of June 30, 2023. For more information, visit

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister Of The Netherlands Officially inaugurated Consulate-General New Office At Embassy One, Bangalore


Mr. Mark Rutte, Honourable Prime Minister of the Netherlands officially inaugurated the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands' new offices at Embassy One, one of Embassy REIT’s flagship properties in Bengaluru. Strategically located near the central business district, Embassy One provides premium office spaces as part of a mixed-use project including the luxury Four Seasons Hotel.

Water Positivity Pushes ABB’s Nashik Factory To The Next Level Of Sustainable Manufacturing

ABB’s 49,000 m² manufacturing site in Nashik achieves water positivity and reduces water consumption by 30 percent since 2020

Four decades old factory reduces CO2 emissions by more than 3,000 tons annually as part of its Mission to Zero™ journey

As well as improving its own sustainability, the factory’s solutions are used by India’s renewables sector to enable the country’s energy transition

ABB India is leading the way in sustainable and responsible resource consumption in manufacturing after achieving water positivity ratings and Mission to Zero™ status for one of its factories in Nashik.

Water positivity is the concept of returning more water to freshwater sources than is withdrawn and maintaining sustainable water stewardship by establishing a framework for water management. The Nashik site, which covers 49,000 m², has been certified as water positive with a water positivity index of 1.14 by the GRIHA Council (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), India. Mission to Zero is ABB’s global initiative to enhance energy efficiency and enable building decarbonization, creating best practice solutions for manufacturing and production sites.

The Nashik facility produces medium voltage (MV) switchgear as well as primary and secondary gas insulated switchgear (GIS) equipment to provide efficient power solutions across India. This equipment is critical to the continued urbanization and electrification of the country and the provision of energy systems for sustainable transportation.

As water is a critical issue for the country and globally, ABB India made achieving water positivity a key goal. ABB hopes its operations will become a blueprint for its partners and customers in India – and globally – where water neutrality is quickly becoming as important as carbon neutrality in the fight to save the planet.

To achieve water positivity, the Nashik site introduced a range of measures including a rainwater harvesting system to reduce run off and recharge the groundwater table and reuse the stored rainwater to meet other domestic requirements. The installation of water-efficient fixtures reduced water consumption by 30 percent and a drip-based irrigation system, and sewerage treatment plant allow wastewater to be reused for irrigation and other domestic purposes. This ensures there is zero liquid discharge (ZLD) from the factories. The annual rainwater harvesting potential of the system is 34.486 million liters, which translates to 14 Olympic swimming pools worth of rainwater annually.

ABB also established water meter monitoring and analysis to allow suitable action to be taken on water conservation. The company also invested in water management structures for the local water scarce area to capture rainwater in streams to be used by nearby rural villages for drinking and agriculture.

The scope of the GRIHA water positivity certification is for the site only and does not include upstream supply chain for the water positivity analysis.

ABB’s approach to responsible resource management includes reducing energy use and carbon emissions. Understanding that you can only improve what you can measure, Nashik achieved full visibility of energy use for the Mission to Zero factory using ABB Ability Energy Manager, a cloud-based solution that collects data from 76 sensors to monitor energy consumption and identify inefficiencies.

To further reduce emissions, ABB’s factory in Nashik also invested in measures to improve energy efficiency using LED lighting, insulated wall and roof panels, more efficient air conditioning, demand-based lighting, and cooling in meeting rooms all managed via a KNX and Cylon building management system. Finally, 1 MWp of rooftop solar panels were installed which provide 35 percent of the electricity needed annually to run the factory at a much lower cost than electricity from the grid. The factory operations use 100 percent green electricity, 35 percent from solar and the remaining 65 percent from International Renewable Energy Certificate (IREC). All these measures combined earned the Nashik facility a Green Factory Building, Platinum Rating Certification from the Indian Green Building Council.

Ganesh Kothawade, President, Distribution Solutions, Electrification Business, ABB India said: “The importance of reducing energy use and carbon emissions form a key part of our Mission to Zero journey. However, water positivity is the next frontier in creating sustainable buildings which work in balance with their environment. ABB has shown how green manufacturing can be done to great effect to support the country’s energy transition, and we will be sharing our blueprint for success with our local and global partners to encourage more manufacturers to rethink their energy and water use.”

Nashik India joins ABB sites in China, Finland, Germany Italy, the Netherlands and the United States as a Mission to Zero facility.

For more information about ABB’s Mission to Zero program visit   

Listen to the ABB Decoded podcast on the global water scarcity crisis and how the technology available today can help solve it:

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

ABB’s Electrification Business Area: Electrifying the world in a safe, smart and sustainable way, ABB Electrification is a global technology leader in electrical distribution and management from source to socket. As the world’s demand for electricity grows, our 50,000+ employees across 100 countries collaborate with customers and partners to transform how people connect, live and work. We develop innovative products, solutions and digital technologies that enable energy efficiency and a low carbon society across all sectors. By applying global scale with local expertise, we shape and support global trends, deliver excellence for customers and power a sustainable future for society. 

Tata Motors Launches The New Gen NEXON With Premium Design, Best-In-Class Tech Features

* Introductory starting price at INR 8.09 Lakhs

The new Nexon boasts a stunning modern SUV design, available in both petrol and diesel powertrains with exciting futuristic features and advance tech enhancements

Comes with industry-leading tech for a futuristic experience.

Built on an architecture proven for safety with advanced materials and high strength steel, the new Nexon comes with standard safety features like 6 Airbags, features 3 point seatbelts for all occupants, ISOFIX restraints and Electronic stability program.

Offers exhilarating performance with advance 1.2L Turbocharged Revotron Petrol Engine & 1.5L Turbocharged Revotorq Diesel Engine.

Exceptional ride and handling with options of 6 speed MT/AMT and 7 Speed DCA.

Prioritizes consumer comfort, enhancing their quality of life with a plush ambience for every drive

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive manufacturer, today announced the launch of the all-new Nexon, India’s bestselling SUV. An embodiment of versatility, aspiration, and innovation, the new gen Nexon offers comprehensive upgrade across all vehicle attributes and marks a significant progressive uplift in the compact SUV market. Described as an action and an emotion, the Nexon finds its true inspiration in people who think, want to stay ahead of curve and are willing to go the extra mile. The new Nexon finds multi-generation appeal across the country with its digital inspired design, segment-leading safety, contemporary technology and best-in class performance. Available in four craftfully curated personas – Fearless, Creative, Pure and Smart, and in petrol and diesel powertrains, sales of the new Nexon begin today with an introductory starting price of INR 8.09 Lakhs.  

Launching the new gen Nexon, Mr. Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., said, "The Nexon brand has built a legacy of leadership, of being the best in its segment and setting the benchmark for others to follow. With over 5 lakh vehicles sporting the Nexon nameplate running on Indian roads, its unique blend of mass appeal and aspirational tone is exceptional.  The new gen Nexon is a bold representation of our understanding of what our customers aspire for. Every aspect of the vehicle, from design to performance, safety to technology, features and comfort, have been elevated to a new pinnacle. It marks a confident leap forward of our philosophy and commitment to being New Forever. The artfully curated personas, rich range of colours and a wide choice of smart features seamlessly adapt to diverse lifestyles and needs of multi-functionality. We are confident that this new avatar of the Nexon will appeal to a wider audience of customers, cement its position as India’s bestselling SUV and further enrich its legacy.”

The new Nexon comes equipped with a host of exciting features and enhancements to set it apart in the market. It flaunts a modern and premium design language that radiates sophistication and dynamism, making a commanding statement on road. It comes fully loaded with a spectrum of cutting-edge features, including state-of-the-art connectivity solutions, upgraded safety enhancements, and personas, offering a unique experience and is way ahead in its segment. 

Key highlights of the New Nexon:

Digital inspired Design: The Nexon has cemented its position as an iconic and timeless nameplate within Tata Motors. With the new Nexon, the Company has elevated its distinctive attributes, further broadening its appeal across generations. The redesigned front, Bi-LED Headlamps & Sequential LED DRLS grab all the attention be it day or night. And features like Daytime Lit, X Factor, and Taillamp with Welcome & Goodbye, adds a sense of class and modernity. Meanwhile, the emotive blade lamps, swipe, instead of blinking. And the extended spoiler, houses the rear wiper, hidden in plain sight. The interiors are also completely re-imagined. It comes with a 3-Tone Dashboard, with rich Leatherette Mid Pad, that feels like, a living masterpiece. The new gen Leather Wrapped Phygital Steering Wheel, with 2-Spokes, has our Illuminated logo, making it a first, in India. The luxurious cabin feels like a grand console with Leatherette Armrest that keeps one comfortably in control.

Performance that Ignites: The Nexon's performance speaks volumes, regardless of the setting – urban, rural, or rugged. Its robust engine and advanced technology combine to deliver a thrilling driving experience that adapts seamlessly to any environment. The intelligent, 7-speed DCA, operated by a monostable shifter, together with a swift and sporty paddle shifter. Makes the performance refined and effortless. Dominate every road, with a choice of an advanced 1.2L Revotron Turbo Petrol, or a 1.5L Revotorq common rail Diesel engine, that come in varied combinations of Manual, Automated Manual, and Wet clutch 7 speed DCA transmissions.

Advanced Safety: The Nexon has undergone a modernization process to meet the stringent GNCAP 2022 safety protocols, incorporating structural enhancements. It offers an ultimate peace of mind with features that are standard like 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, 3-point rear seatbelts with occupant detection, passenger airbag deactivation switch and ISOFIX Child seats. The high definition 360-degree, surround-view system, front parking sensors, and a blind-view monitor, allows timely alerts for vigilant drive. It is also equipped with E-call, that triggers round-the-clock assistance, in case of an emergency, and B-call assistance, at anytime, to address a car breakdown.

Futuristic Technology: The new Nexon offers latest tech features like voice assisted electric sunroof, a sleek 10.25” infotainment system by Harman with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, first in segment 10.25” digital instrument cluster, Connected Vehicle technology with iRA 2.0, which offers remote engine start stop and AC, 30+ navigation and safety features and much more, designed for the Indian commuter.

A radical approach: The new Nexon signals a paradigm shift in Tata Motors' product strategy. Departing from traditional variants, it will be available in four distinct Personas, respectively, each catering to a specific set of customers. This approach demonstrates Tata Motors' commitment to comprehending customer preferences and tailoring offerings accordingly.

Fearless Persona - No is never the answer. To this adventure called life. Be it a long drive. Or a cross-country drive. The answer is always ‘Yes’.

Creative Persona – For the inner child who is creative and drives his/her passion. Wide-eyed and inquisitive. The world is out there to explore.

Pure Persona – For customers who live in the moment. Enjoying the smallest of joys. You take pride in being yourself. And lead a life of ultimate sophistication.

Smart Persona – Customers who believe in results and pragmatism. Smart approach to life, wise and want the best future.

Since its inception in 2017, the Nexon has left an indelible mark on the Indian SUV segment, attracting a diverse array of new customers. The Nexon, a true trailblazer, has been a cornerstone of Tata Motors' success in India, consistently capturing the hearts and minds of SUV enthusiasts across all age groups. It commands an impressive share, with every 5th car sold being the Nexon. In addition to its commercial triumph, the Nexon has played a pivotal role in reshaping the SUV segment in India. It has been instrumental in steering the industry towards embracing modern design, advanced safety features, and a great amalgamation of comfort and convenience.

Cashfree Payments Launches One-Step UPI Payment Solution For Mobile-First Businesses

Cashfree Payments, India's leading payments and API banking company, announced the launch of UPI Plug-in, which enables mobile-first businesses to collect UPI payments from customers without the need for them to exit the application. This solution has been created in partnership with NPCI and Axis Bank, ensuring complete security and compliance.

Cashfree Payments’ UPI Plug-in simplifies the UPI payment process by increasing conversion rates, reducing customer drop offs and improving customer experience. The customer only needs to provide their 4 or 6-digit UPI PIN after clicking ‘Pay Now’ to complete the transaction. With UPI Plug-in, businesses have more visibility over the customer’s payment journey, as the customer does not leave the app. This helps businesses to effectively capture the buyer’s intent and optimise their strategy to target customers who are actively considering making a purchase.

Cashfree Payments’ UPI Plug-in offers the end user a smooth, convenient and seamless payment experience. The solution is useful for businesses operating in various sectors such as travel aggregators, transportation services, e-commerce, food delivery, and quick commerce.

Akash Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder, Cashfree Payments, said, "UPI payments have been a key factor in India's booming e-commerce and mobile-first industries. However, the lack of transparency regarding customer drop-offs during the payment process and reliance on third-party UPI apps have emerged as significant concerns for these businesses. To address this, Cashfree Payments has launched a solution designed to enhance the success rate of UPI payments while providing greater visibility into the customer's payment journey. By prioritising speed, security, and convenience in UPI payments, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation and advancing towards our vision of improving digital payments for the benefit of India's businesses and economy."

Nalin Bansal, Chief of Corporate and Fintech Relationships and Key Initiatives at NPCI said, “We are thrilled to witness Cashfree Payments embrace our UPI Plug-in framework solution which will significantly improve the checkout experience for in-app purchases. The payments landscape is undergoing a digital transformation, and notably, UPI has paved the way for India’s remarkable global success. It is of utmost importance for UPI to continue its evolution and stay aligned with the ever-changing dynamics of the market. We are confident that this innovative solution will benefit both businesses and customers.”

Commenting on the announcement, Sanjeev Moghe, President & Head - Cards & Payments, Axis Bank, said “Axis Bank has been one of the pioneers in developing innovative solutions in UPI to provide simplified payments experience to its customers. Solutions like Plug-in SDK allows a faster checkout through In-App payments where the user does not need to open any other UPI App for completing the payment. This will lead to faster check-outs, less drop-offs, higher transaction completion rates and better payment experience for the customer.”

About Cashfree Payments

Cashfree Payments is a leading payment and API banking solutions company. It provides full-stack payment solutions enabling businesses in India to collect payments and make payouts via all available methods with simple integration. Cashfree Payments' offerings include an advanced and easy way to integrate payment gateways, a split payment solution for marketplaces, bank account veri?cation API, Lending disbursals solution and Auto Collect -- a virtual account solution to match inbound payments to customers. Founded by IIIT Hyderabad alumnus Akash Sinha and IIT Kharagpur graduate Reeju Datta, is among the leading payment service providers in India processing transactions worth USD 40 Billion annually. It has leveraged technology to lead payment disbursals in India with more than 50% market share among payment processors. Cashfree Payments enables more than 3,00,000 businesses with payment collections, vendor payouts, wage payouts, bulk refunds, expense reimbursements, loyalty and rewards. Apart from India, Cashfree Payments products are used in eight other countries including the USA, Canada, and UAE. Cashfree Payments is backed by Silicon Valley investor Y Combinator, Apis Partners, State Bank of India (SBI), and was incubated by PayPal.

About NPCI

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) was incorporated in 2008 as an umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India. NPCI has created a robust payment and settlement infrastructure in the country. It has changed the way payments are made in India through a bouquet of retail payment products such as RuPay card, Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), Unified Payment Interface (UPI), Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), BHIM Aadhaar, National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC FasTag) and Bharat Billpay.

NPCI is focused on bringing innovations in the retail payments systems through the use of technology and is relentlessly working to transform India into a digital economy. It is facilitating secure payment solutions with nationwide accessibility at minimal cost in furtherance of India’s aspiration to be a fully digital society.

Entero Healthcare Solutions Has Filed DRHP With SEBI For IPO

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Entero Healthcare Solutions Limited, one of the top three healthcare products distributors in India in terms of revenue in FY22, has filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (“DRHP”) with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”)

The Company’s initial public offering comprises a fresh issue of up to ?10,000 million and an offer for sale of up to 8,557,597 Equity Shares aggregating equity shares by selling shareholders.

The offer for sale comprises up to 534,082 Equity Shares by Prabhat Agrawal, Up to 7,500,000 Equity Shares by OrbiMed Asia III Mauritius Limited, up to 353,302 Equity Shares by Prem Sethi, up to 4,401 Equity Shares by Chethan M.P., Up to 1,320 Equity Shares by Deepesh T. Gala, Up to 8,802 Equity Shares by Hemant Jose Barros, Up to 4,401 Equity Shares by Hemant Jaggi, Up to 2,201 Equity Shares by K.R.V.S. Varaprasad, Up to 39,610 Equity Shares by K.E. Prakash and Up to 1,320 Equity Shares by Lavu Sahadev.

The company proposes to utilize the Net Proceeds from the offer towards the repayment/ prepayment of certain borrowings availed of by the Company and its Subsidiaries, towards funding working capital requirements of the Company, for general corporate purposes and to pursue inorganic growth initiatives through acquisitions.

Entero Healthcare Solutions Limited was founded in 2018 by Prabhat Agrawal, Promoter, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer as well as  Prem Sethi, Promoter, Whole-time Director and Chief Operating Officer, with the vision to create an organized, pan-India, technology driven and integrated healthcare products distribution platform that can add value to the entire healthcare ecosystem. The company helps healthcare product manufacturers by providing them with reach and accessibility to pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. As of March 31, 2023, the company’s 73 warehouses located across the country, last-mile delivery infrastructure and relationships with pharmacies, hospitals and clinics enables healthcare product manufacturers to make their products available to a wide range of customers. In FY 21, FY22 and FY23, the company catered to over 39,500, 64,200 and 81,400 retail customers, respectively, and over 1,600, 2,500 and 3,400 hospital customers, respectively. Further as of FY23, the company has supply relationships with over 1,900 healthcare product manufacturers that gives us access to over 64,500 product SKUs.

ICICI Securities Limited, Dam Capital Advisors Limited, Jefferies India Private Limited, JM Financial Limited and SBI Capital Markets Limited are the Book Running Lead Managers to the issue.

"Moon And Beyond Is What Engineers' Can Achieve," Voice Industry Experts For National Engineer’s Day

Spokesperson:  Vasan Sampath, CEO, Bounteous India

“This Engineers day comes with the backdrop of Chandrayan’s moon landing and we need not look further for evidence of what good Engineers can accomplish if they set their minds to it.

The goal of engineering is apply theory to practice to solve problems and make technological advances that help makes the world a better place. We are indebted to all the scientists for their theories and to the engineers for the application of theories in meaningful ways.

But now we are in a world where on the one hand advances in science and technology are happening at breakneck speed and putting great power into the hands of scientists and engineers, but on the other we are experiencing the limitations of exploiting natural resources and the ever-increasing undesirable side effects of technological advancements that have intruded all aspects of our lives.

Engineers today must take on the added responsibility of doing things keeping in mind the well-being of world we inhabit and future generations. I believe it has become imperative to weave ethics and systems thinking into the engineering curriculum and perhaps create the engineering equivalent of the Hippocratic oath.”

Spokesperson: Janani Lakshmanamurthy, Associate Director,  Project Management, Bounteous

"In today’s digital era of captivating AI & ML solutions, software companies must nurture an innovative cohort of socially responsible tech enthusiasts. Companies should carefully plan for the responsible use of AI by their workers, giving them autonomy to think differently than technology and algorithms while also working together with partners and customers to create innovative, valuable, and sustainable products and solutions. An organization should have development-oriented product managers and product-oriented software engineers to succeed in today's competitive and complex data intelligent landscape."

Spokesperson: Manish Bafna, SVP of Engineering at Responsive (formerly RFPIO)

"National Engineer's Day in India on September 15 celebrates the remarkable contributions of engineers shaping our world. This year's theme, Engineering for a Sustainable Future, highlights the crucial role of engineers in creating a better and more environmentally friendly tomorrow.

At Responsive (formerly RFPIO), we celebrate our talented software engineers for all the long hours and incredible progress they’ve made on our platform during the last year. We are fortunate enough to have environmentally aware professionals who are always trying to harness the power of software architectures to improve overall efficiency and reduce energy consumption. They play a vital role in building sustainable solutions that help our customers overcome their most frustrating response challenges.

Responsive software engineers understand that every line of code has an impact. They strive to optimize software systems, making them more efficient and resource friendly. By employing techniques such as code optimization, caching and load balancing, they ensure that software applications run smoothly while minimizing energy consumption.”

Moreover, Responsive software engineers embrace the principles of sustainable software development. They design software architectures that are modular, scalable and adaptable. This allows for easy maintenance, updates and integration with other systems, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing electronic waste.”

Spokesperson: Sabarinath C Nair, Founder & CEO, Skillveri

"Engineering is about a relentless pursuit for perfection balanced with optimization of valuable resources. Developing the right kind of skills is essential to minimize inefficiencies and prevent wasteful practices. Yet, the amount of training required itself results in significant materials wastage, especially in industrial activities like welding, painting, and blasting. At Skillveri, we have built transformative Extended Reality (XR) based solutions which deliver precise skill training while eliminating wastage and emissions. We take pride that we are driving innovation while engineering a sustainable future."

Spokesperson: Karthikeyan Sridossan, Executive Vice President – Strategy & Growth, Indium Software.

“Engineering plays a critical role in creating a sustainable future. It entails to developing solutions that meet current demands while also preserving resources for future generations. This encompasses various aspects such as environmental responsibility, renewable energy, optimized resource utilization, and ethical implementation of IT. Engineers use life cycle assessments to guide architecture choices, foster innovation through research, and advocate for sustainable policies. Engineering for sustainability is enduring dedication to tackle global challenges like climate change and resources scarcity, while fostering a resilient and equitable society.

Indium supports this commitment by offering solutions that reduce energy consumption, enhance resource efficiency, and enable responsible data management. This includes data analytics for ESG insights for the financial sector, a carbon calculator for measuring enterprise carbon footprints, and an E2E data governance framework for the energy sector to facilitate renewable energy integration and a greener future.  Engineers serve as pillars in the pursuit of sustainability, playing an indispensable role in its realization.”

Spokesperson: Mr. Raja Poladi, Head of India Development Center, Egen (formerly known as SpringML,Inc.)

"As we celebrate Engineer's Day, I am reminded of the incredible power of engineering to shape a sustainable future. At Egen formerly known as SpringML, Inc., we are committed to harnessing the ingenuity of our team to drive positive change. Our recent project exemplifies this commitment, as we collaborated with forward-thinking companies to combat climate change head-on.

In a world where environmental concerns are at the forefront, engineering for a sustainable future is not just a choice but a responsibility. Our solution is a testament to the transformative potential of technology. By tracking, analyzing, and reporting on environmental data, we empower businesses to make informed decisions that not only reduce their carbon footprint but also contribute to a healthier planet.

One of the key features of our solution is its ability to set aggressive targets and continuously monitor net-zero plans. This real-time monitoring allows companies to adapt and evolve their strategies, ensuring they stay on course towards a greener future. Additionally, our scenario situational analysis for emission reduction provides invaluable insights, enabling companies to optimize their resources effectively. The impact of our solution goes beyond environmental benefits; it also results in substantial cost savings. Reduced travel, lower building energy consumption, and optimized electricity usage all contribute to a healthier bottom line for businesses.

On this Engineer's Day, let us celebrate the role of engineering in creating a sustainable and prosperous future for all. Together, we can engineer a world where innovation and environmental responsibility go hand in hand, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come."

Spokesperson:  Michael P. Morris, CEO and Co-Founder of Torc

“Software engineers that work effectively with teams across multiple geolocations are vital to developing solutions that quickly address global environmental and societal challenges, like energy management, waste reduction, and human and material resource optimization. They utilize hard and soft skills across various disciplines to create progressive technology and processes that fuel sustainable behaviors and have the expertise to leverage historical data and predictive analysis with AI to drive measurable change. Sustainability solutions are often complex in design and development, further making the qualities of successful software engineers key to empowering organizations, governments, and the community to find new ways of doing things that lead toward a more sustainable future.”

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