Friday, 19 August 2016

NCR to Creates a New World-Class R&D Center in Hyderabad

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:- NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today announced that it will move its Hyderabad R&D facility to a new, state-of-the-art location at Raheja Mindspace in Hyderabad to be ready by early 2017. This new facility will be a global center of excellence for NCR as part of its transformational journey towards leadership in the omni-channel evolution.
Eli Rosner, senior vice president and chief technology officer for software solutions at NCR Corporation said that the world economy today is more interconnected than ever. We are living in interesting times, where a massive democratization of the global economy is under way, which is changing the way we research, innovate, design and think about how we solve our clients’ challenges. He added that as we continue to build out our innovative, omni-channel architecture, the Hyderabad facility will play an important role as a strategic global center for software development.
NCR’s Hyderabad R&D center is one of NCR’s largest software development centers and will remain a critical hub focused on developing innovative solutions for global markets. The Hyderabad center is already developing and supporting software and services that global institutions use to empower consumers through self-service applications like the Interactive Teller ATM, EMV contactless ATM cash withdrawals, mobile cash withdrawals, mobile check deposits, EMV-enabled multi-industry payments systems, retail self-checkout lanes, CRM platforms, and cinema and stadium systems management solutions, among many others.
Ashok Nallam, head of R&D Center, NCR India, said that multi-channel commerce has quickly evolved into omni-channel commerce as businesses strive to develop seamless, transactional experiences to meet the demands of tech-savvy consumers. He further said that our new R&D center will continue to invest in talent to create a robust innovation pipeline to change the way consumers connect, interact and transact with businesses.
Starting in 2004 with 50 engineers, NCR’s current Hyderabad R&D center now houses more than 800 professionals focused on software development for the financial, retail, and hospitality industries, as well as 125 consultants supporting customer deployment of NCR technologies.
NCR operates in 180 countries, with India increasingly becoming an area of significant operational growth. In addition to the R&D Center in Hyderabad, NCR has a new world-class manufacturing facility in Chennai, a development center in Gurgaon and sales & services headquarters in Mumbai.

ICICI Bank Introduces ‘iMobile SmartKeys’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:- ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, today unveiled Asia’s first payment service using a smartphone keyboard. Christened ‘iMobile SmartKeys’, this pioneering feature enables ‘iMobile’ users to make quick and secure payments on any mobile application including chat, messenger, email, games or search browser without having to exit their current application in their smartphone. This is in lieu of customers having to switch tabs or applications within their smartphone to access ‘iMobile’. It provides the convenience of completing transactions in lesser steps than earlier, thereby reducing the transaction time.
The ‘iMobile SmartKeys’ solution is developed by one of the winners at the ‘ICICI Appathon’, the country’s largest virtual mobile app development challenge that was organized by the Bank earlier this year. As a testimony towards nurturing young developers, ICICI Bank has incorporated this innovative solution into its mobile banking app within a quarter of the completion of ‘ICICI Appathon’.
Using ‘iMobile SmartKeys’, customers can transfer money to their registered beneficiaries, pay their utility bills as well as recharge their mobile numbers, which are classified as ‘Favourites’ in their iMobile app. They can access the ‘iMobile SmartKeys’  by long pressing the ‘globe icon’ on their smartphone keyboard while they are chatting, gaming, browsing the internet or even sending mails. This allows them to make payments without having to exit the current application and launching another tab. Available currently for iOS phones, this innovative feature will soon be made available on the Android Operating Systems (OS) as well. In phones with Android OS, customers can simply shake the phone while they are on any application screen to change the keyboard to ‘Smartkeys’.
B. Madhivanan, Group Executive and Chief Technology & Digital Officer, ICICI Bank said that ICICI Bank has always leveraged technology to pioneer digital innovations and provide world-class banking experience to its customers. Many of our innovations were path breaking initiatives even globally for instance banking on Facebook & Twitter & Voice based recognition to name a few. We are delighted to introduce ‘iMobile SmartKeys’, which is a testimony to our continuing co-creation initiatives with innovative technopreneurs. We believe that this feature will deliver an unparalleled banking experience to our customers by enabling quick and secure payments without having to switch any tab or applications within their smartphones.
With India becoming the second largest market globally in terms of mobile subscribers as well as smartphones, we are witnessing a paradigm shift in consumer preferences towards doing everything ‘on-the-go’. This new service further resonates our effort at bringing in path breaking solutions, making mobile banking simpler than ever before. We will continue the model of co-creating with quality start-ups & technology companies to deliver innovative products and services to our customers.

श्री चैतन्य गौड़ीय मठ द्वारा 46वीं श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की तैयारियां शुरू:लाइव कार्यक्रम के लिए मूर्तियां तैयार करने में लगे कारीगर

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:- श्री चैतन्य गौड़ीय मठ मंदिर सेक्टर-20-बी में 24 से 26 अगस्त तक 46वां श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी महोत्सव धूम-धाम से मनाया जा रहा है। इस महोत्सव में विशेष लाईव एंड साउंड कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया जाएगा जिसकी तैयारियां पिछले 3 महीने से चल रही हैं। इस लाइव कार्यक्रम में कई तरह के विशेष दृश्य लाइव दिखाए जाएंगे। 
जानकारी देते हुए मंदिर के प्रेस वक्ता जयप्रकाश गुप्ता और विनय कुमार ने बताया की ये सभी कार्यक्रम मठ के संस्थापक परम पूज्यपाद नित्यलीला प्रविष्ट ऊँ 108 त्रिदण्डिस्वामी श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति  दयित माधव गोस्वामी महाराज विष्णुपाद जी तथा मठ के वर्तमान आचार्य परम पूज्यपाद त्रिदण्डिस्वामी श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति बल्लभ तीर्थ गोस्वामी महाराज जी के कृपा-आशीवार्द से होंगे। 
कीर्तन मंडली की संचालक रूबी गुप्ता ने बताया कि 24 अगस्त दोपहर 2 बजे से यह कार्यक्रम शुरू होगा जिसमें लक्ष्मण और मेघनाथ के युद्ध का दृश्य, हनुमान जी के संजीवनी बूटी लाने का दृश्य, श्री कृष्ण और सुदामा की अद्धभूत लीलाओं के दृश्य दिखाए जाएंगे। यह कार्यक्रम 26 अगस्त तक रोजाना 2 बजे से रात 12 बजे  तक कार्यक्रम चलेगा। 
25 अगस्त को रात 12 बजे कृष्ण अभिषेक  किया जाएगा। इस कार्यक्रम के लिए स्टेज और मूर्तियां तैयार करने के लिए खासतौर से कारीगर बिहार से आए हैं। यह कारीगर पिछले 20 वर्षों से मठ मंदिर में बिहार से आकर विषेश रूप से मूर्तियां तैयार करने वाले मूर्तिकार जय प्रकाश ने इस वर्ष भी 100 से अधिक मूर्तियां बनाई हैं। पूरे लाइव कार्यक्रम का तकनीकी काम धनास के रविंद्र कुमार वर्मा ने डेढ़ महीने में पूरा किया है। 

Course on Musculoskeletal Imaging Begins in PGI

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:-The third categorical course series on Musculoskeletal Imaging was inaugurated today at PGI, Chandigarh by Dr. Veena Chowdhury, former Director, G.B Pant Hospital, New Delhi. The function was presided over by the Institute Director, Prof. Yogesh Chawla and the Dean; Prof. S. Varma was the guest of honour.  This course is being organized by the department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGI, Chandigarh in collaboration with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP). Prof. N. Khandelwal Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging is the course director and Prof. Akshay Kumar Saxena and Dr. Kushaljit Singh Sodhi are the course co-directors from PGI. The scientific committee coordinators are Dr. Mahesh Prakash and Dr. Anindita Sinha.
Speaking on the occasion Prof. N. Khandelwal said that this course is based on the novel concept of relating the interpretation of the images with the way the pathologists look at different disease processes. The course will primarily focus on teaching radiology to the students and fellows. Residents and fellows will be encouraged to analyze the pathology of different disease processes of the bones, muscles and joints and then correlate it with the imaging findings.
During the course of the day there were didactic lectures by eminent national and International experts including Dr. Mark Murphy, Chief Musculoskeletal Imaging at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, Silver Spring, USA and Dr. Donald Flemming, Professor of Radiology Education, Penn State Hershey Medical Centre, Hershey, USA. The day ended with an interactive ultrasound workshop wherein experts demonstrated the ultrasound techniques for evaluation of shoulder and wrist joints. About 300 practicing radiologists and physicians along with student delegates are attending this academic feast.

Housing Societies Residents Welfare Federation Demands Transfer of Flats on the Pattern of CHB

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:- An emergency meeting of Executive Body of Housing Societies Residents Welfare Federation, Chandigarh (Regd), was held under the Chairman ship of Kamal Gupta, where the decision of Chandigarh Housing Board to allow Transfer of Housing Board Flats sans Conveyance deed was appreciated.  All the members present in the meeting demanded that the Administration should not hold the transfer for want of execution of conveyance deed as it was being done earlier also.  The ongoing process was suddenly stopped after the Registrar Cooperative Societies; Chandigarh issued an order on 4th Jan. 2014, banning the transfer of flats in Group Housing Societies.
Kamal Gupta, Chairman of Housing Societies Residents Welfare Federation, Chandigarh.,  pointed out that the Transfer policy has been framed and notified by the Finance Department but is laying pending because department could not finalize the wording of Conveyance Deed.  He stressed that till the wording of conveyance deed is finalised, direct transfer on the pattern of Housing Board be allowed with immediate effect.
Davinder Gupta, Chairman Housefed, Chandigarh, pointed out that flat wise conveyance deed be allowed as it will not be possible for any society to collect the money from the individual flat owner for execution of conveyance deed.  He further clarified that there are some litigations pending between the flat owners and allottees and the Managing Committees for one reason or the other as such those members shall not pay the money for execution of conveyance deed and hence execution of conveyance deed collectively shall not be possible.
Prahladh Bhagat Vasudeva (Adv), General Secretary, pointed out  regarding maintenance of internal roads, Parks, Sewerage Lines, water supply lines and fire fighting systems, he stressed that these basic services should be maintained by the concerned Authorities and residents of Societies should be treated at par with the residents of other Sectors of the city as far as the basic services are concerned.
Ranbir Singh, of Ajanta Co-operative Society said that there should be one policy throughout the city as far as transfer of property is concerned, he condemned the different set of rules regarding properties allotted by Chandigarh Housing Board, Estate Office Chandigarh, Co-operative Societies and Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. He further stressed that every property should be transferable in the name of the purchaser, so that both seller and purchaser leads and comfortable life, and seller should be able to raise funds by selling his property in case of emergency.

CREST organizes Awareness Workshop on “Green Chandigarh-Solar Chandigarh” on ‘Akshay Urja Divas’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:-An Awareness Workshop on “Green Chandigarh-Solar Chandigarh” was organized on the occasion of ‘Akshay Urja Divas’ by CREST [Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science & Technology Promotion Society] in collaboration with Yuvsatta-an NGO at Community Centre, Sector 19B, Chandigarh today, where representatives of FOSWAC, Resident Welfare Associations and representatives of Chandigarh Beopar Mandal  were invited to sensitize and explain about the installation of Rooftop Solar Power Plants in Chandigarh.
Before inaugurating the Workshop, Parimal Rai, Adviser to the Administrator flagged off a Rally of around 100 school students from C.L. Aggarwal DAV Model School, Sec. 7B, Chandigarh creating awareness about ‘Solar Chandigarh’. The prime aim behind the campaign is to motivate people towards the use of renewable energy resources like solar energy to control carbon emissions.
The Workshop was also attended by Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary-cum-Secretary (Science & Tech.) Chandigarh, Santosh Kumar, Director(S&T) & CEO, CREST, S.C.Saini, Nodal Officer (Solar), Electricity Deptt. and other Officers/ officials of Chandigarh Administration, Baljinder Singh Bittu, President, FOSWAC, representatives of Resident Welfare Associations, Arun Bora, President of Chandigarh Beopar Mandal. 
Parimal Rai, while giving his inaugural address informed that Chandigarh Administration is fully committed to develop Chandigarh as a Model Solar City. He emphasized that renewable energy is the need of the hour and it is high time that cities of India which are major source of electricity consumption start producing solar energy. He exhorted the representatives of Resident Welfare Associations to take aggressive steps on installation of Solar Power Plants to propagate it among residents of Chandigarh.
On this occasion, Chief Guest distributed following Solar Power Award, 2016 to the EPC Contractors and Solar Energy Developers based on their performance in last year and asked them to make more efforts to take their Solar products to more and more households in Chandigarh.
In this connection, Chief Guest also announced that Rs.1.00 Lac cash award shall be given to the best performing Resident Welfare Association based on the performance of maximum Solar Installations on the occasion of next Independence Day i.e. 15th August, 2017.
On this occasion, Pramod Sharma, Convenor, Yuvsatta was also given award for their outstanding performance by NGO for promotion of solar energy in UT Chandigarh.
Santosh Kumar, Director (Science & Tech) & CEO (CREST) informed that JERC has  notified a new Solar Net Metering/ Gross Metering guidelines wherein any resident of Chandigarh can produce Solar Power and can either sell it directly to Chandigarh Electricity Department or can consume it and carry forward the excess if any for the next month. The Solar Tariff for 2016-17 is recently out and it is very remunerative. Now up to 10KW Solar Plant capacity one can earn @ Rs 9.18 per unit of solar electricity produced. He also explained in detail about the procedure involved.   

110 CRPF Personnel Attend Health Talk on ‘kidney Care & Organ Donation’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:- Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali organized a health talk on ‘kidney care and organ donation’ at Punjab CM house , sector 2 here today. As many as 110 CRPF personnel attended the programme.
Addressing them Dr Munish Chauhan, senior consultant, Nephrology and Transplant Physician, said that kidney is susceptible to various problems due to the vital functions it perform and the toxins it encounters. The key to prevention or delay of severe kidney diseases is early detection and aggressive intervention while there is still time to slow down the progression to kidney failure. Medical care with early intervention can change the course of chronic kidney disease and help prevent the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Dr Munish Chauhan said that diabetes and high blood pressure pose a risk of kidney disease. He added that poor eating habits, smoking and obesity are associated with increased risk for kidney disease. He further informed that researchers have found that people whose diet quality was poor, high in red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium, and low in fruit, legumes, nuts, whole grains and low-fat dairy, were more likely to develop a kidney disease.
Giving tips to reduce the risk of kidney disease, Dr Munish Chauhan advised cutting down on sodium intake, reduce consumption of red meat and sugar, and say no to soda and processed foods.

Time Bound Service Delivery Under Right to Service Act Should Be Ensure:Chief Commissioner

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th August:- Time bound service delivery in the state should be ensured under Right to Service Act so that precious time of general public should not be get wasted. This was stated by Chief Commissioner Punjab Service Commission S.C.Aggarwal while reviewing the working of Sewa Kendera at Lohgarh (Zirakpur)
 S C Aggarwal said that the Sewa Kenderas established by Punjab Govt. will be a blessing for the general public which will help public for their works relating to Govt. departments. He said that 322 Sewa Kendras has been established in urban areas, whereas the Sewa Kenderas established in rural areas will be made functional at the earliest.
During this S C Aggarwal interacted with Harmeet Singh resident of village Dialpur Sodhian who came here for Punjab Domicile certificate and also interacted with other people for which they expressed their satisfaction regarding the services being offered by the Sewa Kenderas.
On this occasion Deputy Commissioner D.S.Mangat urged that people should take maximum benefits from these Sewa Kenderas and said out of 31 Sewa Kenderas 16 has been established in Tehsil Dera Bassi, 5 at Mohali & 10 at Kharar.