Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Madame Unveils Spring/Summer'24 Collection In Collaboration With Shanaya Kapoor

A leading name in the world of fashion, is thrilled to announce the successful launch of its Spring/Summer'24 Collection in collaboration with the new face of the brand Shanaya Kapoor. The event was held on March 12, 2024, at the prestigious Estella, Juhu.

The launch event witnessed the presence of esteemed guests, fashion enthusiasts, and industry insiders. The "Fashion Is Me" campaign, featuring the stunning Shanaya Kapoor, served as the centrepiece of the evening. Embracing the ethos of self-expression and individuality, the campaign celebrates the confidence and empowerment that come with embracing one's unique fashion sense. Shanaya Kapoor, with her innate grace and style, perfectly embodies the spirit of the campaign and the brand.

The Spring/Summer’24 Collection embodies the essence of modern femininity, offering a curated selection of ensembles designed to celebrate the spirit of the season. From chic daywear to elegant evening attire, the collection caters to the diverse fashion preferences of contemporary women, reflecting Madame's commitment to creating pieces that are both stylish and versatile.

"I am excited to be a part of Madame's Collection launch," said Shanaya Kapoor. "The collection perfectly captures the essence of spring with its vibrant colors, modern silhouettes, and effortless style. It has been an absolute pleasure collaborating with Madame, and I am excited to see the collection resonate with fashion-forward individuals."

Ms. Sumedha Jain, MarCom Head at Madame, expressed her delight with the event's success, stating, “We are thrilled to present our latest Spring/Summer’24 Collection with Shanaya Kapoor as the new fashion face, whose style and elegance perfectly complement the ethos of our brand. The positive feedback received from attendees reaffirms our commitment to delivering collections that inspire confidence and celebrate individuality."

The event commenced with a captivating fashion presentation, where guests had the opportunity to preview the latest trends and must-have pieces from the Spring/Summer’24 Collection. Attendees were enamoured by the collection's versatility and attention to detail, applauding Madame's dedication to creating fashion-forward yet timeless ensembles.

Following the presentation, guests had the opportunity to explore the collection first-hand at the brand's exclusive pop-up. The hands-on experience allowed attendees to look at their favourite pieces and a sneak peek into what Madame is going to offer through the season. The collection is now available across Madame’s 150+ exclusive stores; LFR stores, major online marketplaces and on its official online store, glamly.com.

Madame's Spring/Summer’24 Collection is more than just clothing; it is a celebration of modern femininity, empowerment, and style. With Shanaya Kapoor as the face of the Brand, Madame continues to redefine the boundaries of fashion excellence, inspiring women to embrace their unique style with confidence and grace, while providing looks for every season and styles for every reason.

BMW 620d M Sport Signature Debuts In Indian Market

* Exclusivity of M Sport Signature now with BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine as well.

* BMW Display key with Remote Control Parking, Comfort Access System & Soft Close Doors as standard.

* Comfort Seats lapped in Leather ‘Dakota’ with exclusive stitching for an elevated luxury experience.

* 19” Bicolour Alloys enhance the dynamic appearance.

* Special Backrest Cushions for Rear Seats.

* #THE6 #BMW6GT #BMWIndia #SheerDrivingPleasure

The BMW 620d M Sport Signature has been launched in India today. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is now available in the diesel variant as well and bookings can be made at all BMW India dealerships from today onwards.

The BMW 620d M Sport Signature is available at an attractive ex-showroom price of INR 78,90,000.

Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Ex-showroom prices inclusive of GST (incl. compensation cess) as applicable but exclude Road Tax, Tax Collected at Source (TCS), RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax cess levies and insurance. Price / options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact an authorised BMW dealer.

The BMW 620d M Sport Signature is available in following metallic paintworks: Mineral White, Tanzanite Blue, Skyscraper Grey and Carbon Black, and upholstered in natural Leather 'Dakota' Cognac with exclusive stitching and piping in contrast and Black combination.

Thanks to BMW India Financial Services, customized and flexible financial solutions are designed as per individual requirements. Customers enjoy great value and complete peace of mind with BMW 360? Finance Plan. It includes attractive monthly instalments, assured buy-back option up to five years, flexible term-end opportunities, and options to upgrade to a new BMW among other benefits.

The BMW 620d M Sport Signature.

The exterior design of the BMW 620d M Sport Signature flows smoothly over into the front headlights and creates a sharp angular expression. The contours for the BMW kidney grille and headlights immediately bordering it on either side make a striking impression. The BMW Laserlight, unique in this vehicle segment, distributes light perfectly up to 650 meters along with Adaptive functionality. The slope-like roofline overflows with coupe elegance. More modern and cleaned up – that is the first impression of the rear with broad, muscular lines, attractive LED rear-light design and two freeform tailpipes plated in chrome.

The interior justifies that this is the perfect travel companion – generously spacious with luxurious comfort and bespoke material selection. Comfort Seats offer fully electric seat adjustment with memory function and lumbar support on the driver as well as passenger side. The Comfort Seats are lapped in leather ‘Dakota’ with exclusive stitching and contrast piping in black.  Crystal door pins add to the overall aesthetic appeal. The soft-close function for doors adds to convenience in closing doors softly and quietly. Comfort access system enables easy ingress and egress from the vehicle with features such as keyless entry, automatic locking, contactless opening of tailgate etc. The two-part panoramic glass sunroof adds bright natural sunlight and enhances the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. Harman Kardon Surround Sound System conjures an engrossing treat for the ears. High-end 16 speaker system with woofers generates an impressive audio experience in all seats that is unique worldwide in the automotive sector. The Rear-seat Entertainment Professional comprises two 10.25” touchscreen monitors with full-HD technology, a Blu-ray player, screen mirroring function and two USB ports. The car has four-zone automatic climate control with extended features. Adding to the luxurious feel are features such as electroplated controls, electrically adjustable roller sunblinds and panorama glass roof. The powered liftback tailgate opens to reveal the luggage compartment which has a capacity of up to 600 litres, extending to 1,800 litres thanks to the 40/20/40 split.

Thanks to unrivalled BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the diesel engine melds maximum power with exemplary efficiency and offer spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds. The 2-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 620d generates maximum output of 140 kW / 190 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,750 – 2,500. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 7.9 seconds. 

The eight speed steptronic automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gearshifts. For even greater driving pleasure, it comes with steering wheel paddle shifters and cruise control with braking function. The standard Adaptive 2-axle Air Suspension with its self-levelling feature maintains constant height irrespective of the load, providing great comfort. It offers maximum ride comfort and extreme sporting capability. Individual electronically controlled dampers offer exceptional precision and improve the drive and handling dynamics. The damper response settings vary according to the mode selected with the Driving Experience Control switch, that allows driver to choose between different modes to suit the driving conditions - Comfort, Comfort+, Sport, Eco Pro and Adaptive.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully-digital digital instrument display behind the steering wheel and now bigger 12.3 inch Control Display. The occupants can operate a number of functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control that recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for control of a number of functions. The smartphone holder integrated into the centre console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto ensures seamless smartphone connection with the car to access several functions.

Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. Reversing Assistant provides unmatched support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 metres driven and assists by taking over the steering. With the Remote Control Parking function, a driver can manoeuvre the vehicle into a narrow parking space from outside using the BMW Display Key.

BMW EfficientDynamics includes features such as 8-speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission with Paddle shifters, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience Control. 

BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting and emergency spare wheel.

Tata Motors Inaugurates State-Of-The-Art Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility Near Delhi

* The world-class facility has an annual capacity to scrap 18,000 end-of-life vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer, today inaugurated its fifth Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF), near Delhi; marking a significant stride in its commitment to advancing sustainable mobility. Named 'Re.Wi.Re – Recycle with Respect,' the facility was inaugurated by Mr. Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors. The cutting-edge facility deploys environmentally friendly processes and has the capacity to safely disassemble 18,000 end-of-life vehicles annually. Developed in partnership with Johar Motors, the RVSF is adept at responsibly scrapping passenger and commercial vehicles of all brands. This significant milestone follows the resounding success of Tata Motors’ four preceding RVSFs in Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, Surat and Chandigarh, reiterating the company’s commitment to advancing sustainable initiatives.

Reflecting on the momentous launch, Mr. Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, said "Tata Motors has been at the forefront of driving innovation and sustainability to shape the future of mobility. The launch of our fifth scrapping facility marks a significant step forward in making sustainable practices and responsible vehicle disposal more accessible. Creating value from scrap aligns with our vision of a building a circular economy. It also contributes to the Government's efforts to promote sustainable automotive practices. This state-of-the-art facility will set new benchmarks in disposing vehicles responsibly and pave the way towards a cleaner, more sustainable future for all.”

Re.Wi.Re. is a cutting-edge facility, purpose-built for dismantling end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles across all brands, with a focus on employing environmentally friendly practices. The fully digitalized facility is equipped with dedicated cell-type and line-type dismantling for commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles, respectively, and all its operations are seamless and paperless. Additionally, there are dedicated stations for the safe dismantling of various components, including tyres, batteries, fuel, oils, liquids, and gases. Every vehicle undergoes a meticulous documentation and dismantling process specifically designed to meet the requirements of passenger and commercial vehicles. By doing so, the dismantling process ensures maximum attention to detail, guaranteeing the safe disposal of all components and as per the vehicle scrappage policy. Ultimately, the Re.Wi.Re. facility embodies a ground-breaking leap towards fostering sustainable practices within the automotive industry.

About Tata Motors

Part of the USD 150 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited (BSE: 500570 and 570001; NSE: TATAMOTORS and TATAMTRDVR), a USD 42 billion organization, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks, and buses, offering an extensive range of integrated, smart, and e-mobility solutions. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and ranks among the top three in the passenger vehicles market.

Tata Motors strives to bring new products that captivate the imagination of GenNext customers, fuelled by state-of-the-art design and R&D centres located in India, the UK, the US, Italy, and South Korea. By focusing on engineering and tech- enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, the company’s innovation efforts are focused on developing pioneering technologies that are both sustainable and suited to the evolving market and customer aspirations. The company is pioneering India's Electric Vehicle (EV) transition and driving the shift towards sustainable mobility solutions by developing a tailored product strategy, leveraging the synergy between Group companies and playing an active role in liaising with the Government of India in developing the policy framework.

With operations in India, the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia, Tata Motors markets its vehicles in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the SAARC countries. As of March 31, 2023, Tata Motors’ operations include 88 consolidated subsidiaries, two joint operations, three joint ventures, and numerous equity-accounted associates, including their subsidiaries, over which the company exercises significant influence.

Yamaha Achieves A Remarkable Milestone With 300 Blue Square Outlets In India

* Launched under ‘The Call of the Blue’ Campaign, the Premium Outlets showcase Yamaha’s rich Racing DNA

* Every Blue Square outlet showcases Yamaha’s Exclusive range of Premium two-wheelers, apparels & accessories

India Yamaha Motor (IYM), today marked an important milestone in revving up its network to 300 Blue Square showrooms across India. This accomplishment reflects Yamaha's ongoing dedication to building a strong network under the Yamaha Blue theme and offering customers with a superior end-to-end experience.

The 'Call of the Blue' brand campaign, introduced in 2018, has played a pivotal role in Yamaha's journey towards enhancing customer engagement and establishing a premium image. In 2019, Yamaha introduced the concept of Blue Square showrooms as part of this campaign, designed to offer customers a comprehensive solution for all their biking needs. In these years, these premium outlets have emerged as a strong medium for customers to connect with the brand’s culture and rich racing heritage.

Beyond just a retail space, the showrooms serve as a thriving hub for customers to engage with the Yamaha’s Blue Streaks rider community, fostering interactions and exhilarating rides with like-minded individuals sharing the same passion. The “Blue” theme represents the brand's proud racing legacy, and "Square”, symbolising a curated platform for Yamaha's exhilarating, sporty, and stylish range of two-wheelers.

Mr. Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, expressed his excitement on this momentous occasion, stating, "It brings me immense joy to announce the successful completion of a significant milestone under 'The Call of the Blue' campaign. Yamaha has achieved the remarkable feat of launching 300 Blue Square showrooms across India. These showrooms epitomize Yamaha's unwavering dedication to providing the utmost customer satisfaction and an unparalleled ownership experience. This accomplishment stands as a testament to our vision of establishing a new standard in sales, service, and customer delight in the Indian market.”

“Setting up Blue Square showrooms nationwide is a pivotal aspect of our strategy to position Yamaha as a global brand infused with a rich racing DNA. We are confident that this achievement will fuel the continued expansion of Blue Square outlets, ensuring that every Yamaha customer in India receives the distinguished experience they rightfully deserve from a globally renowned brand like Yamaha”, he further added.

The track-oriented R3, the street fighter MT-03 and the maxi-sports AEROX 155 scooter are exclusively sold through Blue Square. These premium outlets also showcase other motorcycle line-up equipped with Traction Control System (TCS) which includes YZF-R15 V4 (155cc), YZF-R15S V3 (155cc),  MT-15 V2 (155cc); FZS-Fi Version 4.0 (149cc), FZS-Fi Version 3.0 (149cc), FZ-Fi Version 3.0 (149cc), FZ-X (149cc), and scooters like Fascino 125 FI Hybrid (125cc), Ray ZR 125 FI Hybrid (125cc), Ray ZR Street Rally 125 FI Hybrid (125cc) which are based on Yamaha's true hybrid technology and have higher fuel efficiency. Additionally, these outlets also display Yamaha’s Exclusive range of apparels & accessories. Out of 300 Blue Square showrooms operational across India, Yamaha has 129 outlets in Southern India, 81 in Eastern part, 54 in Western region and 37 in Northern part.

Yamaha has dedicated page on the Blue Square showroom at its website. The customers can visit the link to understand more about Blue Square showrooms: https://www.yamaha-motor-india.com/yamaha-bluesquare.html.

About Yamaha Motor India group of companies:

Yamaha Motor made its initial foray into India in 1985 as a joint venture. In August 2001, it became a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Japan (YMC). In 2008, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. entered into an agreement with YMC to become a joint investor in India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM). IYM's manufacturing facilities comprise State-of-the-art plants at Surajpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu). The infrastructure at these plants supports the production of motorcycles and parts for the domestic as well as overseas markets. YMC has established its subsidiaries - Yamaha Motor Research and Development India Pvt Ltd. (YMRI), Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd. (YMIS) and Yamaha Motor India Pvt Ltd. (YMI) in India to independently support IYM in the development, sales & marketing of its products and overall business planning & regional control respectively. Presently, its product portfolio includes YZF-R3 (321cc), MT-03 (321cc), YZF-R15 V4 (155cc), YZF-R15S V3 (155cc),  MT-15 V2 (155cc); FZS-Fi Version 4.0 (149cc), FZS-Fi Version 3.0 (149cc), FZ-Fi Version 3.0 (149cc), FZ-X (149cc), AEROX (155cc) and scooters like Fascino 125 FI Hybrid (125cc), Ray ZR 125 FI Hybrid (125cc), Ray ZR Street Rally 125 FI Hybrid (125cc).

Johnson Controls Reinforces Commitment To India With The Expansion Of The Manufacturing Facility In Pune

* George Oliver, chairman and CEO, and Anu Rathninde, president, Asia Pacific, Johnson Controls visited the JCI Pune plant, highlighting the company’s footprint expansion and strategic focus in India market.

* Leaders also met key Ministers from Government of India and industry partners to explore opportunities to support India to achieve its net zero targets.

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, is expanding its long-standing commitment to India and the country’s net zero journey through new strategic initiatives. On the heels of launching the Net Zero Buildings Initiative in partnership with Mahindra Group, the company has also announced the expansion of its third manufacturing facility in the country, located in Pune.

“India's vibrant economy, skilled workforce, and thriving manufacturing sector have made it an attractive destination for businesses worldwide,” said George Oliver, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls. “We are thrilled to be a part of this dynamic landscape and excited for what our future holds here. By expanding our presence in Pune, we are strengthening our commitment to serve our customers better and meet their evolving needs.”

During their visit to India from March 6-9, Mr. Oliver and Anu Rathninde, President, Asia Pacific, Johnson Controls, engaged with senior public and private sector leaders to discuss strategies to expedite India’s objectives for achieving net zero emissions. This included Hon’ble Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs; Hon’ble Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Textiles; and Hon’ble Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs.

Johnson Controls’ Pune plant produces air-cooled and water-cooled chillers for wide range of applications, including data centers. With a planned 50% increase in floor space, the plant expansion will allow the company to further develop made-in-India parts and products that support India’s growth in digital technologies. Johnson Controls is also sourcing local supplies wherever possible to expand the plant. 

Elaborating on the announcement, Mr. Rathninde said, “The expansion of our Pune facility marks an important step in Johnson Controls' unwavering commitment to sustainability, which is also focused on supporting local growth. Powering the facility with latest sustainability-oriented advancements, we are not just expanding our facility, but also cultivating a cornerstone for eco-conscious manufacturing, thereby solidifying our dedication to environmental stewardship and being a sustainability transformation partner to India.”

Since establishing its presence in India in 1995, Johnson Controls has grown its employee base to over 8,500 employees, demonstrating the company's investment in local talent and economy. With three manufacturing facilities in India and five R&D and Engineering Centers (including three OpenBlue Innovation Centers), Johnson Controls is serving customers across public and private enterprises and industries like transportation, information technology, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing. With integrated building technologies including high-efficient chillers, heat pumps, building management systems, and OpenBlue digital solutions, Johnson Controls has helped customers in India significantly reduce energy cost and cut carbon emissions, making key contributions to the country’s drive for a green future.

As Johnson Controls looks to the future, the company remains optimistic about its role in creating a “Viksit Bharat” by 2047. Through collaboration, innovation, and a focus on 'made in India' solutions, Johnson Controls is dedicated to partnering with India on its journey towards becoming one of global leaders in the digital revolution.

About Johnson Controls:

At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet. 

Building on a proud history of nearly 140 years of innovation, we deliver the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through OpenBlue, our comprehensive digital offering. 

Today, with a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology and software as well as service solutions from some of the most trusted names in the industry. 

Visit www.johnsoncontrols.com for more information and follow @Johnson Controls on social.

32% Of Organizations Have Already Deployed Gen AI In Enterprise Applications And Other Key Findings From Recognize CIO Survey

Key Highlights

32% of organizations have already deployed Generative AI in enterprise applications; 31% have expressed talent gap as their major concern in the deployment of Generative AI

OpenAI’s GPT-4 emerges as the most widely adopted LLM (58%)

79% of organizations rely on contractors for cybersecurity, reflecting a strong outsourcing trend.

…findings from a US-based CIO survey for Indian IT vendors

Recognize, a technology investment platform that focuses exclusively on the tech services industry, has shared some interesting findings from its recent CIO survey. The Recognize CIO Survey series is a regular survey conducted with a panel of 250-500 CIOs in the United States. The data from this survey helps track spending intentions, changes in technology, product preferences, strategic priorities, and talent challenges.

Key Findings:

Increasing adoption of Generative AI across organizations:

Data from the survey on the adoption of Generative AI technologies such as ChatGPT, Bard, etc., reveals various approaches by organizations. A notable 32% have already deployed these technologies as an enterprise application or process, and 20% of organizations are individually experimenting with these technologies, indicating a bottom-up interest. There are also sizable initiatives, with 16% of organizations having large projects underway. 14% are in the prototyping stage for enterprise use, showing significant interest in exploring Generative AI capabilities.

Organizations reveal major concerns around deploying Generative AI:

The survey sheds light on major concerns that organizations have regarding the rapid deployment of Generative AI. The biggest concern is around security, cited by 60% of respondents, highlighting the dire need for robust security measures in AI systems. The next big concern for 37% of the respondents is around the complexity of such sophisticated technologies. This is followed by 31% of organizations expressing concern in sourcing talent, indicating a gap in skilled professionals in the field.  Equally, 30% express worries about hardware requirements and potential inaccuracies from AI models, 27% are concerned about the impact to jobs, reflecting workforce implications, and 22% are weary of a low return on investment.

GPT-4 by Open AI emerges as the predominant adopted LLM:

A majority of 58% of the organizations are using OpenAI’s GPT-4, showcasing its dominance in the field. About 21% of them have adopted OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and over 5% of them have adopted Google AI’s PaLM2. This distribution underscores OpenAI's significant influence in the current landscape of large language models.

Rising adoption of LLM (Large Language Model) across organizations:

75% of organizations presently utilise Large Language Models (LLMs), indicating extensive adoption. However, 20% organizations are yet to implement this technology, and 5% are uncertain about their engagement with these advanced AI systems.

Majority of Organizations Utilize Managed Services (Contractors) for Cybersecurity Monitoring and Management

This survey reveals a significant reliance on managed services for cybersecurity among organizations, with 79% of organizations relying on contractors for monitoring and managing cybersecurity, which reflects a strong outsourcing trend due to the field's complexity. In contrast, 19% of them do not use managed services, indicating in-house handling. This data underscores the critical role of managed services in the cybersecurity landscape of modern organizations.

Increasing commitment to cloud technology:

The survey reveals a strong trend towards cloud migration among organizations. 42% are already in the midst of cloud migration projects and 35% have nearly completed their cloud migration efforts, indicating a considerable commitment to cloud. Meanwhile, 14% of respondents are in the early stages of their cloud migration journey. This data emphasizes the widespread adoption and significance of cloud technology in the current business landscape.

Percentage of Application Workload in Commercial Cloud:

The survey data shows 19% of organizations have 60% of their application workload in a commercial cloud, followed by 17% organizations having 70% of their workload in the cloud. Notable lower percentages like 50% and 30-40% reflect a cautious or balanced approach to cloud integration.

About Recognize

Recognize is a technology investment platform exclusively focused on the technology services industry. Tech services firms envision, build, configure, manage, and operate software and business processes to deliver digital outcomes for enterprises. The firm provides operational expertise, industry insights, and strategic capital to innovative companies in this sector. Recognize is led by industry veterans Frank D’Souza, Raj Mehta, Charles Phillips, and David Wasserman. To learn more, visit www.recognize.com.

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Globally-Trusted Houseware Brand Tramontina, With Its 100-Year Legacy, Makes Its Debut In India

* Appoints Aruni Mishra as CEO to drive expansion into the vibrant Indian market

Tramontina, one of the largest houseware brands in the world, with a century of Brazilian legacy, announces its much-awaited launch in India. With its presence in over 120 countries, the brand will bring its pillars of quality and innovation to India with curated product ranges to suit Indian tastes. 

Tramontina marks its Indian debut as a new phase of growth and expansion for the company, following its success in the North American, Latin American, and European markets. With its strong commitment to health and safety, the company will introduce its toxin-free cookware range to India, followed by a complete houseware solution range, including cookware, tableware, cutlery, furniture, and more, in the coming years. Parallelly, Tramontina plans to establish a partnership to create a cutting-edge manufacturing unit in India, strengthening its footprint and diversifying its product range.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Marcelo Borges, CEO of Tramontina US, said, “As we step into the dynamic Indian market, we are excited to bring Tramontina’s legacy of craftsmanship and innovation to the discerning Indian consumers. Our diverse product offerings cater to every household need, blending functionality with elegance, and we are confident that they will be well-received here.”

He added, “We are establishing a highly experienced leadership team in India, led by Aruni Mishra, to oversee operations and ensure the best experience for our Indian consumers.” 

Mr. Aruni Mishra, CEO of Tramontina India said, “I am thrilled to embark on this new journey with Tramontina as the brand steps into the vibrant Indian market. With the increasing young demographic in the country, there is a new-found passion for cooking and following a healthy lifestyle. Tramontina is poised to cater to this growing demand by offering Indian consumers durable products that prioritize health and safety while delivering a 100% Worry-Free Cooking experience.”

Tramontina was established in 1911 in the small town of Carlos Barbosa in South America. The company has become a common household name in the last century, with over 22,000 product offerings, including cookware, furniture, appliances, and more. Tramomtina’s refined manufacturing process ensures that the products are both aesthetically superior and durable.

Committed to sustainable development, the company maintains a thorough Environmental Management Program to ensure the rational use of natural resources, reflecting its dedication to environmental stewardship. 

With its entry into the Indian market, the brand plans to launch a “worry-free” cookware range and its legendary knife collection in the first phase, followed by flatware and tableware ranges. This professional-grade cookware is ideal for everyday home users and professional chefs and is made without toxins and PFAS, making it a safe and preferred choice

Tramontina aims to enrich household experiences for Indian consumers and become an integral part of their homes for generations to come. 

Marriott International Signs An Agreement With Gurnani Resorts & Hotels To Debut The Ritz-Carlton In Jaipur

* With its first arrival in North India, the iconic brand prepares to bring its legendary service to Jaipur

Marriott International, Inc. today signed an agreement with Gurnani Resorts & Hotels to introduce its globally acclaimed The Ritz-Carlton brand in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Anticipated to debut in January 2028, the 250-key resort will bring its legendary service and classic modern design to the iconic ‘Pink City of India’. The Ritz-Carlton, Jaipur is set to elevate the city’s luxury hotel landscape with its destination-inspired design and highly personalized service.

"We are thrilled to unveil the strategic addition of The Ritz-Carlton Jaipur to our Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, fortifying our presence in the vibrant city of Jaipur where we currently have five operational hotels," stated Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific excluding China at Marriott International. “Our collaboration with Gurnani Resorts & Hotels underscores our enduring commitment to India, a country known for its strong and rapidly growing economy. The burgeoning domestic market's interest in luxury travel is fueling an increase in demand for renowned global luxury brands. This strategic signing showcases our commitment to thoughtfully grow our iconic brands in destinations where we know our guests want to travel most.”

Jaipur, with its honeycomb-inspired palaces and towering forts, stands as one of India's architectural wonders. Nestled amidst the vibrant city, The Ritz-Carlton Jaipur is poised to offer travelers a sanctuary of royal luxury intertwined with culturally rich local experiences. The resort’s planned location enjoys superb connectivity to key tourist attractions via NH48, with historical landmarks like Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal Palace, The City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, and the iconic Jantar Mantar all conveniently located within a 50-minute drive from the resort. This strategic location ensures that guests can easily immerse themselves in Jaipur's rich heritage and explore its fascinating history at leisure.

Anticipated to feature 250 modern guest rooms and suites, plans also call for the resort facilities to include The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge, a destination spa, replete with an indoor pool, six eclectic casual and fine dining restaurants and bars and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities. With artfully designed spaces, reflective of the history, heritage and natural environment of the destination, the brand will bring its legendary service and elegant aesthetic to Jaipur, one of India’s most coveted destinations making for a culturally immersive stay.

Sharing his thoughts on this momentous occasion, Mohan Das Gurnani – Chairman Gurnani Group said- “It is my pleasure to have forged this strategic collaboration with Marriott International- the world’s largest hospitality group.  The Ritz-Carlton, one of Marriott's most prestigious brands, is known for its high level of service standards and a legacy of exquisite hospitality.  In bringing such a prestigious brand to our heritage capital city of Jaipur, we aim to deliver the same legacy of luxury and elegance that every Ritz-Carlton embodies, while reflecting the timeless traditions and rich culture of Rajasthan. The Ritz-Carlton Jaipur is slated to be the first unique Villa Resort Development in Rajasthan, and we look forward to a long-standing association with Marriott International.”

Ayushmann Khurrana Unveils CG Foods Delicious WAI WAI Noodle Flavors: Seasoned Masala Noodles & 2x Spicy Dynamite Range

CG Foods, owned by Nepal’s only dollar billionaire Dr. Binod Chaudhary, is all set to disrupt $1.88-billion instant noodle market in India. Chaudhary Group (CG), a diversified multinational conglomerate, announces the launch of two innovative noodle variants, SMN (Seasoned Masala Noodles) and Dynamite (Korean Super Spicy Range).

Ayushmann Khurrana Champions the Bold Flavours of SMN (Seasoned Masala Noodles)

The beloved Bollywood star and heartthrob of the millennials, Ayushmann Khurrana, endorses the "Masale Pe Masala" Seasoned Masala Noodles, an inventive take on the classic Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Brown Noodles. The SMN range is a flavourful adventure, packing seasoning and extra dehydrated veggies into a true value-for-money meal. Available in three pocket-friendly price points — Rs 15, Rs 20, and a Rs 90 six-in-one pack — SMN caters to diverse consumer needs because of its mild spicy appeal.

Dynamite: A Spicy Ode to Korean Flavours

The “Dynamite” range, known as the “Spice Blitz Noodles”, is a fiery tribute to Korean cuisine with a desi twist, a happy blend of Sichuan Pepper and Korean Chilli in vegetarian variants, and Xtra Spicy Chicken and The Himalayan Hot Chicken in non-vegetarian options.

Initially launched to cater to the palate of consumers in North-east India, the inclusion of the world-renowned Ghost Pepper or Bhut Jolokia — the hottest chilli in the world — in the Dynamite range is CG Foods’ innovative response to the growing demand for spicy flavours and the ever-increasing popularity of Korean cuisine.

Mr. Varun Chaudhary, Managing Director, CG Foods, who is powering WAI WAI’s growth in India and other geographies, is upbeat about the launch of a bouquet of products. “We're excited to unveil our latest noodle innovations: Seasoned Masala Noodles (SMN) & Dynamite Range. We’re a firm believer in offering unique culinary delights to our customers at regular intervals. Endorsed by Ayushmann Khurrana, these new flavours seek to tap into the vibrant palates of millennials and Gen Z. Our latest offerings will further establish WAI WAI as an innovative, consumer-centric brand. They are perfectly aligned with the tastes and lifestyles of our consumers of varying age groups."

Ayushmann Khurrana shared his excitement about the launch “I am delighted to partner with Wai Wai, a brand distinguished by its dynamic and eclectic product portfolio. Wai Wai's exceptional range of noodles, designed to cater to a wide array of tastes, preferences, and regional flavours have struck a big chord with the consumers. It's a brand that consistently lives up to its reputation by offering such a vibrant and diverse selection."

Manvendra Amber Shukla, Global CEO CG Foods, weighed in on the brand’s legacy. 

“WAI WAI is not just a brand; it’s a journey down memory lane for our loyal customers. At the heart of our growth lies innovation, seamlessly blending tradition with the pulse of contemporary palate. Our latest creation, the flavorful SMN pack, endorsed by the charismatic Ayushmann Khurrana, marks a new chapter in our quest to delight the evolving palate of our consumers. Witnessing the meteoric rise of the Korean noodles segment in India from a mere Rs 2 crore in 2021 to an impressive Rs 65 crore in 2023, we're inspired to bring our own twist to the table with 'Dynamite.' This venture not only introduces a fiery Korean flavor but also expands our horizons with a diverse range of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. We're excited to spice up the noodle market and can't wait to see our cherished customers, old and new, relish these awesome flavours.”

WAI WAI is growing at a breakneck speed in over 46 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa. CG Foods, a pioneer in the $70-billion food industry in India and a part of CG Corp Global, reinforces its commitment to innovation and quality through its seven manufacturing units in the country coupled with its multiple production facilities in Nepal, Serbia, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, and Egypt.

Raychem RPG Achieves Significant Milestone To Facilitate Faster Execution In Electricity Distribution Projects With Its ‘Make India’ Initiative

* India will no longer have to rely on imports with long lead time to meet the growing domestic demand of Extra High Voltage Cable Accessories (EHVCA) 

Raychem RPG, established in 1989, is a 50:50 joint venture between TE Connectivity, U.S.A., and RPG Enterprises, India. Raychem RPG is the imprint of a successful Indo-US bilateral relationship that has lasted for nearly four decades, the longest of its kind.

Raychem RPG has added another significant feather to its already decorated portfolio, by completing the very stringent, yearlong Pre-Qualification (PQ) test protocols, at Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) for its 245KV cable accessories manufactured in India.

CPRI has now approved its 245 KV, Extra High Voltage Cable Accessories (EHVCA) for usage in India for different projects, which are so far dependent on imports from Europe. This marks a significant milestone and achievement, catapulting Raychem RPG to unprecedented heights within the EHVCA product portfolio.

Raychem RPG is the only organisation among its peers to have received the PQ test report following a rigorous process that took over a year to complete. The bagging of the test report also bears testimony to Raychem RPG’s hitherto unheralded technical and technological prowess in the area and the success of the “Make in India” initiative.

This success will enhance the acceptability of Raychem RPG’s 245kV cable accessories not only in the Indian markets but also in SAARC countries, namely Bangladesh, Nepal, and Srilanka where many infrastructure projects are currently ongoing, and this will significantly help in better project management. The product, belonging to the EHVCA category, is produced in the JV’s Halol plant in Gujarat using world class material. Raychem RPG’s product will now receive widespread acceptance across the country. India will no longer have to rely on imports to meet the growing domestic demand, which was entirely met through imports.

Commenting on the development, Mr Vivek Venkatachalam, CEO of Raychem RPG, said, “With unwavering dedication, we strive to champion the Make in India initiative and actively contribute to advancing our nation's progress and self-reliance.”

Adding to this Mr. Sankara Raman, Sr. VP - Operations & Technology of Raychem RPG said, "Engineering excellence is not just a goal; it's a commitment to pushing boundaries and ensuring our product development & testing capabilities reflect the forefront of innovation. At Raychem RPG, we embraced the challenge of EHVCA with unwavering dedication and the recent attainment of the PQ test report for our 245kV cable accessories marks a significant milestone that will undoubtedly propel Raychem RPG to unprecedented heights within the EHVCA product portfolio.”

Mr. Tamal Kanti Saha, Sr. VP and Head - Global Sales & Marketing, Raychem RPG commented, "As we continue in the journey of self-reliance & ‘Make in India’ initiative a success, we stand determined to support all our customers and large infrastructure projects, with our commitment in delivering world-class products with speed, affordability, and unwavering reliability. With comprehensive installation and after-sales services, coupled with manufacturing warranty, we pave the way for faster project execution and unparalleled peace of mind in every infrastructure project in India and SAARC countries wherever EHVCA are currently used through costly imports with long lead time and associated execution challenges."

Besides Halol, Raychem RPG’s operation facilities are located at Vasai, Chakan, and Naigaon in Maharashtra, India. All the facilities are covered under a multi-site certification to management systems, thus providing the company with one platform to carry out good management practices across locations without diluting the focus of each plant.

About Raychem RPG:  A Joint Venture between TE Connectivity, U.S.A. and RPG Enterprises, India, Raychem RPG has the distinction of being one of the longest, most successful joint ventures in India for nearly four decades. Raychem RPG caters to the infrastructure segment of multiple industries. Its pioneering technologies provide solutions for various businesses in the domestic and global markets. The company caters to segments such as Cable Management & Connection Systems, Asset & Theft Protection Systems, Loss Reduction Systems, Electrical Safety Products, Energy Efficient Transformers, Gas Flow Metering and Manufacturing Processing Outsourcing.


MMTC-PAMP Introduces Commemorative Ram Lalla Silver Bar: A Token of Devotion

·         The Ram Lalla 50-gram Silver Bar with 99.99+% purity, features a coloured image of the new Ram Lalla idol, along with an engraving of Ram Mandir on the back

·         This new offering signifies MMTC-PAMP's commitment, offering devotees a symbol of their faith and devotion towards Lord Ram with the Purest Silver possible

·         The exquisite and intricately designed product can be found here:  (Link)

MMTC-PAMP, India's only London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Good Delivery gold & silver refinery is proud to announce the launch of the Ram Lalla 50 grams purest Silver Bar at 99.99+% purity. This exquisite bar pays homage to Lord Ram, showcasing a coloured image of the Ram Lalla idol 3D embossed on the front, and the iconic Ram Mandir depicted on the back.

Lord Ram holds immense significance for millions of devotees worldwide. Revered as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Ram is celebrated for righteousness, justice, and moral integrity. His epic journey, as chronicled in the revered scripture Ramayana, serves as a timeless testament to the triumph of good over evil and the enduring power of faith and devotion. The Ram Lalla Silver bar is now available at MMTC-PAMP’s Bengaluru Purity Verification Centre (PVC), as well as at Svasti,  Simha Jeweller, Zevraat, Sri Krishna Diamonds and Jewellery, Sri Ganesh Diamonds and Jewellery HSR and MP Jeweller in Bengaluru, renowned for their wide range and high standards of quality in gold and silver products.

Bengaluru PVC Address: Ground Floor, Block E, West wing Cauvery Bhavan, CBAB Complex, K.G Road, Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009

Speaking on the announcement, the spokesperson of MMTC-PAMP stated, “As India rejoices in the inauguration of the Ram Mandir and the Pran Pratishtha of the revered Ram Lalla idol, MMTC-PAMP takes pride in contributing to this historic moment with the launch of the Ram Lalla Silver bar. With its exquisite design on purest silver with the Finest Swiss Craftsmanship, and profound symbolism, the silver bar serves as a timeless tribute to the revered legacy of Lord Ram and his enduring message of righteousness, compassion, and divine grace.”

The Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Mandir, wherein the divine spirit was invoked into the idol of Lord Ram, marked a momentous occasion in the Hindu calendar, signifying the presence of the divine in the earthly realm. It is a time of profound reverence and spiritual awakening, as devotees gather to pay homage to the beloved deity and seek his blessings for prosperity, peace, and harmony.

MMTC-PAMP's Ram Lalla Silver bar embodies the essence of this sacred occasion, offering devotees a tangible symbol of their faith and devotion. Meticulously crafted to the highest standards on purest silver with 99.99+% purity, customers can cherish the authenticity and value of each bar. The Ram Lalla Silver Bar is a timeless symbol of devotion and spirituality, making it an ideal and cherished memento, which can be passed down through generations.

The full-scale image of Ram Lalla on the silver bar details the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu, along with the image of Hanuman and Garuda, as created in the idol in Ayodhya. These symbols hold profound significance for many followers of Lord Ram. Staying true to this sentiment, the silver bar also carries a colourful image of the Ram Mandir on the reverse side of the bar.

Every product created by MMTC-PAMP goes through a rigorous purification process to ensure 999.9+ (99.99+%) the purity of the metal. To validate the authenticity, every MMTC-PAMP product carries a unique number and comes packaged in Assayer Certified Minted Cards. Each gold and silver product bought from MMTC-PAMP offers positive weight tolerance, which guarantees that every coin or bar one buys weighs more than the listed weight, ensuring customers receive the highest value for their investment.

About MMTC PAMP:  A joint venture between Switzerland-based bullion refinery, PAMP SA, and MMTC Ltd, a Miniratna and Government of India Undertaking. MMTC-PAMP is the only LBMA-accredited gold & silver good delivery refiner in India and is accepted across global commodity exchanges and central banks. The company seamlessly marries Swiss excellence with Indian insights. MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd. is internationally recognized as an industry leader in bringing global standards of excellence to the Indian precious metals industry.

MMTC-PAMP has received several awards since its inception from local and global industry bodies for Refining, Brand and Sustainability. Also, MMTC-PAMP is India's First Precious Metals Company to have Science-based Emissions Reduction Targets Approved by the SBTi. MMTC-PAMP also has been recognised by the India Book of Records as the country’s only brand providing the purest gold and silver coins and bars with 999.9+ purity levels and positive weight tolerance to consumers.

Monday, March 18, 2024

LG Electronics Unveils LG Objet Collection With MoodUPTM Refrigerator, An Unprecedented Tech Product

* Launched in India’s biggest fashion event – Lakme Fashion week in partnership with FDCI with India’s renowned fashion designer duo, Gauri and Nainika

LG Electronics, India's leading Consumer Durable brand, introduced a unique product that not only mirrors your mood or personality but also inspires touch of luxury to your lifestyle and infusing vibrancy into your daily life. Launched in collaboration with India’s one of leading fashion Designer duo, Gauri and Nainika, who unveiled their latest collection inspired by 1.7 Lakh color combinations of LG MoodUPTM Refrigerator at Lakme Fashion week. With cutting-edge technology and aesthetic allure, the LG MoodUPTM Refrigerator stands out as a symbol of personalized luxury. As individuals across India increasingly seek tailor-made solutions for their lives, the LG MoodUPTM Refrigerator takes customization to the next level.

In the annals of the electronic Category’s history, LG has unveiled an unprecedented product that elevates technology and aesthetics to new heights. This innovative fridge features LED panels on its doors, allowing you to change colors based on your mood and sync music to create a customized ambiance in your home.

The MoodUPTM French Door Refrigerator is meticulously crafted to provide a seamless fusion of style and functionality, catering to the discerning tastes of modern households. Boasting a sleek, vibrant, bold and sophisticated design, this refrigerator exemplifies elegance while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any kitchen space. Its innovative MoodUP feature allows users to customize the refrigerator's exterior lighting according to their mood, creating a personalized ambiance within their homes.

Commenting on the launch, Hwang Youngmin, Director Home Appliances & Air Conditioner- LG Electronics India said, “We're thrilled to unveil our latest creation, the MoodUPTM French Door Refrigerator, in collaboration with Gauri and Nainika at Lakme Fashion Week. This remarkable product perfectly embodies our shared vision – vibrant, bold, full of life, and optimistic – truly reflecting the essence of 'Life's Good.' It represents LG's steadfast commitment to meeting the evolving needs of Indian consumers by seamlessly blending style with cutting-edge technology. With customizable features and advanced functionalities, the MoodUPTM Refrigerator redefines consumer experience, offering unparalleled convenience and performance.”

Adding to the same, Gauri and Nainika said, “We are thrilled to have  collaborated with LG MoodUP™? this fashion week! The collaboration extends beyond the vibrant colours inspired by their new concept refrigerator. The modern and sleek design of the refrigerator, with its timeless luxury and elegance, mirrors the ethos of the Gauri & Nainika Fall Winter 2024 collection. Just as the refrigerator seamlessly integrates innovation and sophistication, the garments effortlessly marry classic silhouettes with contemporary flair. The synergy between their aesthetics and the Gauri & Nainika fashion narrative underscores a shared commitment to merging design with timeless elegance”.

Taapsee Pannu, The Showstopper and Bollywood actress, expressed “Walking for Gauri and Nainika at Lakme Fashion Week was an exhilarating experience. I'm truly honored to be a part of the unveiling of the LG MoodUPTM refrigerator and to take center stage as the showstopper at Gauri and Nainika's spectacular showcase. It is amazing to see their latest collection inspired by 1.7 Lakh color combinations of LG MoodUPTM Refrigerator. Just as fashion seamlessly blends elegance with innovation, LG MoodUPTM refrigerator celebrates the fusion of style and technology.”

Evolution is constant, and the LG MoodUPTM Refrigerator caters to the evolving expectations of the market by granting you the freedom to set the vibe of your space with a mesmerizing palette of colors. It's not just an appliance; it's a living canvas for your creativity, seamlessly blending with your living space.

The innovative LG MoodUPTM refrigerator is designed with sophistication in mind, boasting four doors for optimal storage convenience. One of its standout features is the incorporation of LED panels on these doors, allowing users to dynamically alter the color scheme with its staggering 1.7 lakh+ color combination to suit their mood or personality, all seamlessly controlled through the LG ThinQ app. This modern twist on customization adds a touch of personalization to the kitchen experience.

Moreover, the refrigerator introduces the Instaview feature, a clever addition to its design. With a simple double knock on the designated door, the InstaView function illuminates the interior, providing a quick and efficient way to peek inside without fully opening the door. This combination of advanced technology and thoughtful design makes the LG MoodUPTM refrigerator a standout appliance, offering both functionality and a unique aesthetic appeal.

Adding to this immersive experience is the built-in Bluetooth speaker that allows you to connect through external devices providing you the freedom to play the music of your choice. The speaker comes with multiple modes like bounce mode and flow mode, setting your home as perfect party place.

The Refrigerator comes with many more interesting features that makes it a perfect Appliance. The MoodUPTM refrigerator incorporates intelligent features such as the Smart Color Alarm system, which includes Door Open Alert, Welcome Light, and Night-time Mood Light, enhancing both convenience and safety in the kitchen. Alongside Instaview technology for quick and efficient access, retractable shelves for flexible storage, and advanced temperature management ensuring optimal food preservation, it offers unparalleled functionality for modern households. Seamlessly integrated with LG ThinQ™, the MoodUP™ Refrigerator allows for remote control and monitoring, empowering users with convenience and peace of mind. With Door Cooling+ technology, it ensures even cooling in each shelf. Hygiene Fresh+ Technology helps to reduce the activity of bacteria and keeps the food fresh for longer.

The LG MoodUPTM Refrigerator transcends the boundaries of traditional kitchen appliances; it's a symphony of contemporary living, empowering you to curate your surroundings and elevate your lifestyle. 

The launch of the LG Objet collection with MoodUPTM Refrigerator reaffirms LG's position as the leader in delivering innovative solutions tailored to the needs of Indian consumers.  Discover the perfect blend of style and functionality with the MoodUPTM Refrigerator, now available in India, at INR Rs. 4,49,999.

About LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd        

LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. (LG Electronics), a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc, South Korea was established in January 1997 in India. It is one of the most formidable brands in consumer electronics - Home Entertainment, home appliances*, HVAC, IT hardware. In India, LG Electronics has earned a premium brand positioning and is an acknowledged trendsetter in the industry.  LGEIL's manufacturing unit at Greater Noida is one of the most eco-friendly units among all LG manufacturing plants in the world. The second Greenfield facility is located at Ranjangaon; Pune which manufacture LED TVs, air conditioners, commercial air conditioning systems, washing machines, refrigerators, and monitors.

*Home Appliances include- Refrigerator, Washing Machine, AC, Water purifier, Microwave, Fan, Dishwasher & Air purifier.

India’s Largest Conference On Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning, AI Days 2024, Will Be Held On March 30- 31 in Hyderabad!

More than 2,000 IT professionals, researchers, startups and students will be taking part in AI Days 2024 conference. With a stellar line-up of 70+ speakers from across the globe, this conference paves the way for Hyderabad to become the AI Capital. Swecha, along with multiple partners, is organising this conference with the motto of ‘AI4Society’.

AI Days brings together experts from various fields - Information Technology, Healthcare, AgriTech, FinTech, Semi-Conductors, EduTech and various startups - to discuss the way forward in building AI for the betterment of the society. Speakers from companies including Google, Facebook (Meta), Microsoft, Qualcomm, Micron, Ozonetel, Tech Vedika, DigiQuanta, Arka MediaWorks among others will be involved in these discussions. In addition, the conference will see deliberations on governance and policy aspects of AI. JNTU Hyderabad will be the venue for this conference.

At the conference, a Telugu AI Voice Assistant will be launched. This AI assistant will enable farmers, frontline healthcare workers, sanitation workers and others to access the wonders of artificial intelligence. This project enables them to interact with AI using their own voice in their mother tongue.

Another project that will be launched during the conference is a high-performance distributed supercomputer. This project connects tens of thousands of computers across Telangana and transforms them into a combined supercomputer, to run intensive AI/ML applications. Typically, for running an AI application, it costs thousands of dollars per day. Our innovative solution uses unused / spare capacity of computers to run these applications at a fraction of the cost. This is a first of its kind effort across the globe. Register for the conference at https://aidays.io/register/

The eminent speakers at the Conference include  Padma  Bhushan  Dr  VS Ramachandran, listed in the TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world; Prof Gaurav Raina, Former Chairman, Mobile Payments Forum of India; Dr Ashish Tendulkar, AI/ML Leader at Google; Chaitanya, Founder CTO, Ozonetel; Nag Malladi, VP, Tech Mahindra; Y Kiran Chandra, Founder, Swecha; Nagi V, Sr Advisor, Salamander; Sunil Abraham, Director, Facebook India; Sai S, Founder CEO, Tech Vedika; Shobhu Yarlagadda, Founder, Arka Mediaworks and Producer of Baahubali  series;  among others.

About Ozonetel 

Ozonetel is an industry leader within the Customer Experience (CX) space, offering businesses a robust, omnichannel platform to manage end-to-end communication flows. Its AI-powered, full-stack platform has enabled over 2,500+ businesses to simplify, manage, and analyze interactions at every step of their customer communication and engagement journey. The platform helps enterprises to engage with customers at every touchpoint across voice, chat, SMS, WhatsApp, and other digital channels. It fully integrates with CRM and other business applications and offers a truly omnichannel experience for customers. For more information, please visit www.ozonetel.com

PVR INOX's Pocket-Friendly Passport Is Now Available Across India With Unbeatable Features

* Passport is now available for movie fans in South Indian states too

* Limited time offer for 50,000 subscriptions; now enjoy 4 movies for Rs. 349 a month on weekdays with India’s first cinema-subscription plan

* Loaded with new features like upgrade to premium formats & recliners and option to redeem for friends and family

* Bookings For This Edition Of Passport To Remain Open For 3 Weeks Only

PVR INOX Ltd., India’s largest multiplex chain, has launched the second edition of its monthly cinema subscription service, Passport, redesigned based on valuable consumer feedback. This iteration of Passport, which is now available across the country, including the South Indian states, is even more user-friendly and is loaded with exciting new features and fewer conditions. Commencing from 18th March, subscribers will have access to watching movies at an affordable price. From Mondays to Thursdays, subscribers can watch up to 4 movies per month for just Rs. 349/-. Subscribers also have the option to purchase and redeem tickets for someone else through Passport. If subscribers wish to watch movies on recliners, or in premium & experiential formats, like IMAX, P[XL], ICE, ScreenX, MX4D or 4DX, they can pay an additional fee of Rs. 150 over and above the Passport coupon and have an enjoyable experience. However, this feature would not be available in South Indian markets.

Movie lovers can acquire their PVR INOX Passport 2.0 on the PVR & INOX app or website and through PayTM. Subscribers will also have an option of buying a 3-month subscription by paying a total of Rs 1047 upfront, which will offer them food vouchers worth Rs 350. With just 50,000 PVR INOX Passports up for grabs this time, movie buffs better hurry to secure theirs for the ultimate cinematic journey, as bookings will remain open only for 3 weeks.

Expressing his excitement about the launch of PVR INOX Passport 2.0, Gautam Dutta, Co-CEO of PVR INOX Ltd., said, “While our first edition of the PVR INOX Passport was met with much love and appreciation from moviegoers, there was a lot of meaningful feedback from users on how we could make it better, and add to Passport’s capability to revolutionize cinema going in the country. We can now proudly claim to have curated a refreshed version, which is absolutely consumer friendly, overcomes the challenge of price-friction, and would allow us to truly transform the cinema going habits in our country. While allowing audiences to explore more content from more genres, a proposition like this also holds potential to bring in more audiences for movies, big or small.

Gautam also adds, “This time, PVR INOX Passport will be available in the southern states as well, making it truly pan-India. We have already received a lot of love and an overwhelming response, with impressive pre-registrations for PVR INOX Passport. We look forward to seeing you all more frequently at the movies.”

With a stellar line-up, subscribers for Passport will have an access to a wide array of content choices in the coming months at truly affordable prices. The highly anticipated titles include films such as Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Pushpa 2, Singham Again, Maidaan, Jigra, Welcome to the Jungle, and Stree 2, among others. The Hollywood movie lineup comprises much-awaited titles like Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, The Fall Guy, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, Deadpool & Wolverine, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, and A Quiet Place: Day One.


PVR INOX Limited is the largest film exhibition company in India with 1732 screens across 363 properties in 113 cities (India and Sri Lanka). Since their inception, both PVR and INOX have created iconic cinema brands with storied histories of achieving significant milestones and setting benchmarks in the film exhibition industry. With a collective heritage of transforming out-of-home entertainment in the country, the merged company offers a wide range of cinema services such as child friendly audis, the latest screening technology, superior sound systems, wide range of F&B offerings, film and non-film content and an array of formats in the premium screen category.

For further information, please visit: http://www.pvrcinemas.com. 

Dalmia Cement Wins The Esteemed “CII CAP 2.0o Award” For Exemplary Climate Resilience

* DCBL reaffirms its position as a trailblazer in sustainable business practices, driving towards a future of environmental resilience and prosperity.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a leading force in India's cement sector has won the coveted “Climate Action Programme (CAP 2.0) Award” 4th Edition, conferred by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). This significant recognition highlights DCBL's steadfast dedication to climate resilience and sustainability and its innovative corporate efforts against climate change. The award was presented by Shri Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.

The CAP 2.0° initiative by the CII-ITC Center for Excellence for Sustainable Development, aims to commend, and project meaningful corporate endeavors addressing climate change. By integrating climate action into the organizational business model, the initiative champions sustainable practices across industries.

Company Spokesperson said, "The CAP 2.0° Award from CII is a testament to our relentless pursuit of sustainability at Dalmia Bharat. We are proud to lead the charge in climate action, integrating innovative practices that not only mitigate environmental impact but also drive our business forward. This recognition fuels our commitment to pioneering solutions that redefine industry standards while fostering a sustainable future for generations to come."

DCBL's dedication to sustainability shines through its innovative approach to climate action. Through strategic collaboration and resource optimization, the company exemplifies a commitment to environmental stewardship. Guided by its business philosophy of "Clean and Green is Profitable and Sustainable”. Dalmia Cement has achieved one of the lowest carbon footprints globally in the cement sector, with CO2 emissions at 463 kg per ton FY23. It is the first cement group committed to becoming carbon negative by 2040.

The company is also a leading producer of slag cement in India, with an impressive 84% blending ratio. It has pioneered the use of recycled waste in cement kilns and embarked on the transition to electric vehicles by joining EV100, becoming the first globally to triple join RE100, EP100, and EV100 initiatives. Additionally, the company has achieved 14 times water positivity in FY23. With steadfast focus on expanding its scale, enhancing its brand, harnessing digital technology and prioritizing sustainability, the company is well position to capitalize on future growth prospects.

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd:

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 542216|NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing segment and has been in existence since 1939. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited prides itself on having one of the lowest carbon footprints in the cement world globally. It is the first cement company to commit to RE100, EP100 & EV100 (first triple joiner) – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 44.6 MnT, Dalmia Cement is the fourth-largest cement manufacturing group in India by installed capacity. Spread across ten states and fifteen manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-specialist cement used for oil well, railway sleepers and airstrips and is the country’s largest producer of Portland Slag Cement (PSC). Visit us at?http://www.dalmiacement.com.

Nine Hospitals From Aster DM Healthcare Recognized In Newsweek’s ‘World's Best Hospitals 2024’ List

* With an increase from 6 hospitals last year to 9 hospitals this year, Aster DM Healthcare has one of the highest number of hospitals to be recognised from a healthcare group in India and GCC.

Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare provider in India and GCC, has announced that 9 of its hospitals have been featured in Newsweek magazine’s prestigious World’s Best Hospitals list 2024.

In India, 5 hospitals from different geographies have been featured. The hospitals are: Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru (Rank #20), Aster Medcity, Kochi (Rank #34), Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut (Rank #78), Aster Prime Hospital, Hyderabad (Rank #93), and Aster RV Hospital, Bengaluru (Rank #75). In UAE, 4 hospitals within the Aster network have been recognized - Aster Hospital – Mankhool (Rank #5), Aster Hospital - Al Qusais (Rank #14), Medcare Hospital – Al Safa (Rank #34) and Medcare Women & Children Hospital – Sheikh Zayed Road (Special for Women & Children care). Simultaneously, Most Aster hospitals featured in the list have progressed in their ranking, showcasing substantial improvement compared to the previous year.

Commenting on the recognition, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare, said “We take great pride in Newsweek's recognition of nine hospitals from the group this year, which validates our unwavering commitment to delivering world-class healthcare across our facilities in India and GCC, and the trust that our patients and their families place in us. This is a recognition of the constant hardwork and dedication of our doctors, nurses and employees to provide the best medical treatment and patient care, setting exceptional benchmarks.”

Alisha Moopen, Managing Director and Group CEO, Aster DM Healthcare GCC, said, “Newsweek's recognition fuels our commitment to perfecting the synergy of clinical excellence and top-notch service, making Aster a trusted healthcare brand in GCC and India. Our success lies in a three-pronged strategy that seamlessly integrates outstanding clinical outcomes, unparalleled patient experiences, and sustainable competitive pricing. This cohesive approach has allowed us to create a reliable formula, consistently securing top ranks on prestigious lists like these.”

Newsweek's renowned ‘World's Best Hospitals List’ is synonymous with acknowledging healthcare establishments upholding international standards in delivering clinical excellence and patient care. Newsweek, in collaboration with Statista, surveyed 85000 medical experts and public data to publish the rankings.

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