Tuesday, 23 August 2016

PNB MetLife Strengthens its Online Product Portfolio with MetLife Mera Wealth Plan

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- PNB MetLife, among India’s leading private life insurers, announced the launch of its first online ULIP - MetLife Mera Wealth Plan a comprehensive and flexible online ULIP. The product offers multiple options to help plan for long-term investment goals or protection needs of customers linked to retirement, child education, or any other need-based requirement.
With flexibility at its core, MetLife Mera Wealth Plan provides multiple premium payment options for the customer. In addition, MetLife Mera Wealth Plan provides Loyalty Additions every year from end of 6th policy year till maturity. Customers can also choose between either Self-managed or Systematic Transfer Option based on their risk appetite.
Speaking on the launch, Niraj Shah, CFO, PNB MetLife said that at PNB MetLife, we have always designed our products keeping in mind the diverse and changing needs of our customers. MetLife Mera Wealth Plan therefore is an ideal value proposition because it provides the customer a great deal of flexibility to create his and her financial plan for wealth creation over long-term, while providing protection.
Niraj Shah further added that this product provides flexibility of paying premiums with the freedom to choose the structure of payouts. It also provides customers the option of investing their premium among six funds with the flexibility of redirecting future investments depending on the changing risk profile and market conditions. The extra advantage this product provides is Loyalty Additions every year after the policy completion of six years.

West Bengal Poised to Become the Most Preferred Tourist Destination

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- With tourism being the priority area of the present government, there has been an overall effort to give the Tourism Department a makeover. Host of tourism specialists who promote Bengal in the international and domestic markets came on board to advise on the matter during the process. In the first step, West Bengal Tourism revealed its brand new identity- “Experience Bengal”. It is noteworthy that from the old identity the word “Beautiful” has been replaced with “Experience.”
Addressing a press conference here today, Surajit Bose, Additional Director, West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) said that we feel it would be incorrect to identify West Bengal only with its places of attractions. Rather, visiting West Bengal is a total experience for any traveller. Along with mountains, forests and sea, the experience will include quintessential Bengali culture, cuisine, religion, handicraft, history and lifestyle. All these are nowadays considered essential parts of modern Experiential Tourism worldwide.
Surajit Bose said that after launching the new logo, West Bengal Tourism has developed completely new sets of artworks for print and outdoor and FM jingles which are in sync with the new logo. Also, a new promotional film featuring Shah Rukh Khan with shorter edits for television are in the making. Based on these artworks, West Bengal Tourism has undertaken a slew of  promotional activities, which includes  pan India Television and FM campaign, airport branding, hoarding and bus shelters and aggressive publicity through  online and the social media, to reposition the new brand to the domestic and international audience.
He added that the Government has come up with a Tourism Policy, 2016, which has laid down the action plan for development of tourism in the state. The policy has laid down  6  Primary Tourist Circuits in the state, namely- (i) Darjeeling Himalayas, (ii) Dooars foothills, (iii) Bengal Heritage, (iv) Coastal Bengal, (v) Kolkata and (vi) Sundarbans mangrove, within which 6  Primary Products have been identified.
He further explained that as the concept of Homestay is gaining ground, Government is in the process of framing a Homestay policy taking all the aspects of registration, booking, services, safety standards etc. Emphasis has been laid on improvement of infrastructure, amenities, development of PPP model and MICE tourism.
An all round initiative and effort is showing in the results. As per the MOT statistics of 2015, West Bengal has scaled up one point to become the 8th preferred destination among the domestic tourists and 6th preferred amongst the international tourists. In 2015, West Bengal recorded a tourist footfall of 7, 16, 82,950 as against 5, 04, and 15,685 in 2014.
Facebook account of West Bengal Tourism has crossed more than 7lakh Likes within a period of 2 years and is currently a shade behind Kerala and Gujarat. Efforts are on to make the official website of the Department  more clutter free, visually appealing and contemporary in look  for synergy. The website in its new form will be launched before the Festival season. 
The budgetary allocation for Tourism Department has increased manifold over the years, from a meagre Rs 44 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 257 crore in 2015-16.
To attract more private investment in the hospitality sector, the new West Bengal Incentive Scheme, 2015 has been launched with some special benefits like Floor Area Ratio (FAR) relaxation and extension of tourism promotion assistance @75% of VAT for 5 years in respect of Mega projects. The projected investment in respect of 44 units which have registered under WBIS, 2008 and WBIS, 2015 combined is around Rs 1234 crores. 
New units like Sinclairs  in Kalimpong and Burdwan and Lemon Tree in Purulia have already started their operations. Ambujas are coming up with two new projects, one at Digha and another at Makaibari Tea Estate. Total projected investment for units which have registered under WBIS, 2015, is around Rs 152 crore.
The use of the logo is associated with a new tagline ”The Sweetest part of India”, not only to remind Bengal’s fame and glory for sweets, but to highlight the humility and sweetness of the people in front of the international and domestic tourists. Friendliness and homeliness of the Bengalis are going to be the big USPs of the overall Bengal experience in the coming days.

Aman Verma Bids Adieu to ‘Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- Aman Verma, known for his versatility for playing every role to perfection, has yet again floored his fans with his superlative performance as a South Indian don Shekharan Shetty aka Anna in Zee TV’s popular weekend show ‘Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma’. The actor will soon exit the show with his track coming to an end. As he filmed his last episode recently, Aman was teary-eyed while giving his final shot on the sets.
Aman Verma said that he is privileged to have worked in a show like Amma. It was a concept that hadn’t been explored on Indian television. Special thanks to the producers and Zee TV for having offered audiences something unique. Playing Shekharan Shetty was certainly challenging for him, but at the same time, it’s been a very creatively satisfying experience. To do complete justice to his role and capture its essence perfectly, the creative team and he did our homework well. He said that from learning a new Telugu word every day to picking up the diction from South Indians around him, he enjoyed every bit of it. He was ecstatic with the response he received from his fans, friends, colleagues & family. And now, he can proudly say, that choosing Amma was one of the best decisions of my career. He is walking away with several fond memories to choose from. The last day of his shoot was an emotional moment for him. We celebrated by cutting a cake on the set after the shoot. He is going to miss everyone; his production team, co-artists, technicians, spot boys and he want to thank each one of them for making us look so good on screen. The upcoming tack will bring interesting twists and turns in the plot and Amma’s journey and will surely keep viewers entertained.

Srei Proposes to Raise Rs 1,000 Crore Through Public Issue of Secured NCDs

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited ("Srei"), one of India's largest integrated infrastructure institutions, has filed the Draft Shelf Prospectus(DSP) with BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange Limited and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for public issue of secured redeemable non-convertible debentures ("NCDs") of face value Rs 1,000 each aggregating up to Rs 1,000 crore (Shelf Limit).
The NCDs will be issued in one or more tranches, subject to the Shelf Limit in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in separate tranche prospectus for each such tranche issue.
The object of the proposed issue is to raise funds for various lending/financing activities, to repay the company's existing loans and business operations. The NCDs offered through this Draft Shelf Prospectus are proposed to be listed on the BSE and NSE. The NCDs have been rated 'BWR AA+' (BWR Double A plus) by Brickwork Ratings India Private Limited ("BRICKWORK").

Tiger Shroff and Remo D’Souza Launch A Flying Jatt Game

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- Hungama Games, the gaming arm of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd has developed the official game for Balaji Motion Pictures’ upcoming superhero movie–A Flying Jatt.  Lead actor Tiger Shroff, and Director Remo D’Souza launched the official game at an event held in Mumbai. Tiger and Remo picked characters from the movie within the game and competed by racing against each other to the finish at the event.
Available on Android and iOS smartphones, A Flying Jatt , the game is an endless runner game with an aim to travel as far as possible, collect coins, and avoid obstacles. Also available on Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV, it features the three lead characters of the film, Flying Jatt (Tiger Shroff), Kirti (Jacqueline D’Souza) and Raka (Nathan Jones) and players can play the game as their favorite character. The game can be played with simple tap and swipe controls. It is also linked with social features such as Facebook and Twitter score sharing, and also allows players to challenge their friends across these platforms.
The game also comes with a multi-player mode allowing gaming enthusiasts to challenge friends and other players across the globe. The multi-player mode is divided in two sections - the One-on-One and the Knock Out challenge. The Knock Out challenge allows players to race against 4 others and the player in the last place gets eliminated automatically every 30 seconds. The last man standing wins and is the Champion. Players can also use different objects to power up while racing.
Commenting on the game, Tiger Shroff said that he had a blast playing a superhero in the film, and it’s extremely exciting to see such a unique avatar of him in this game. He has tried his hand at it, and he think that the game is simple to play and very engaging. He added that he is definitely going to enjoy binge playing it during his free time. He awaiting the film’s release and he hope both, the game and the film is loved by everyone, especially kids.
Director Remo D’Souza said that it has been such a fun experience working on this film with Tiger, Jacqueline and Nathan. It is his first superhero film and he is humbled by the love and appreciation we have received so far. He has played the game with Tiger and we have had such a fun time challenging each other.  He added that he hope everyone enjoys the Flying Jatt game as much as we have. The animation is great with the characters resembling Tiger, Jacqueline and Nathan’s characters in the film.
Speaking on the launch Siddhartha Roy, CEO-Hungama.com said that as much as tiger and Remo have enjoyed making the film, we have enjoyed making the game. Games have increasingly become an integral part of the movie marketing and promotion plan. After successfully launching games like Brothers, Krrish 3, Happy New Year etc. we are very excited to bring the Flying Jatt game for young fans of the movie and gaming enthusiasts alike. We hope that everybody who plays the game enjoys the experience as much as Tiger and Remo have today.

चंडीगढ़ टेनामेंट कॉलोनी एंड रेजिडेंट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन का प्रतिनिधि मंडल ने डी सी से की मुलाकात

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- चंडीगढ़ टेनामेंट कॉलोनी एंड रेजिडेंट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन का एक प्रतिनिधि मंडल एसोसिएशन के चेयरमैन दीपक शर्मा की अध्यक्षता में एक बार फिर डिप्टी कमिश्नर बालाजी जोशी जी को मिला इस अवसर पर एसोसिएशन के प्रधान नरेश अरोड़ा, उपप्रधान बलवीर सिंह, सुरजीत सिंह विकी, डॉक्टर विक्रम यादव, सचिव किशन आजाद, भरत यादव, हरभजन सिंह, गुरमुख सिंह, त्रिलोक सिंह, रमेश कुमार, एम काशी, कमलेश कुमार एवं कार्यकारणी के अन्य पदाधिकारी मौजूद थे
दीपक शर्मा ने डिप्टी कमिश्नर बालाजी जोशी को बताया की चंडीगढ़ टेनामेंट कॉलोनी सेक्टर 32, 29, 30, 37, 38, 26, 25 रामदरबार, पनसोर कॉलोनी, इंदिरा कॉलोनी में रहने वाले लोगों को अपना महीने का किराया किस्त जमा करवाने पिछले पांच छह महीनों से परेशानी का सामना करना पड़ रहा है क्योंकि जबसे किस्त कराए को जमा कराने के लिए संपर्क सेंटर में ऑनलाइन सिस्टम किया गया है तब से ही लोगों को समस्या रही है दीपक शर्मा ने कहा की समस्या को लेकर काफी बार आपके पास हम लोग चुके हैं तो कृपया हमारी इस समस्या का हल जल्दी किया जाए इस समस्या के साथ साथ चेयरमैन दीपक शर्मा ने डिप्टी कमिश्नर बालाजी जोशी से विनती की इन कॉलोनी में रहने वाले लोगों को जिनके पास अलॉटमेंट लेटर नहीं है उनको अलॉटमेंट लेटर जल्दी दिया जाए और जो मकानों का आज भी लोग मासिक किराया देते हैं इस कराए को भी बंद कर लोगों के मकानों को हायर पर्चेज ऑन लीज बेस पर किया जाए
दीपक शर्मा ने बताया सारी समस्याओं को डिप्टी कमिश्नर बालाजी जोशी बड़ी विनम्रता के साथ सुना उससे संबंधित सारे अधिकारियों को बुलाकर बालाजी जोशी ने कहा कि कल दिनांक 24 अगस्त 2016 से ही लोगों का किराया लेना शुरू कर दिया जाएगा बालाजी जोशी जी ने कहा कि जब तक संपर्क सेंटर में किराया जमा नहीं होगा तब तक पहले की तरह ही टेनामेंट कालोनियों में आकर स्टेट ऑफिस के पदाधिकारी किराए की कलेक्शन शुरू करेंगे इसकी शुरुआत सेक्टर 38 की टेनामेंट कॉलनी से की जाएगी डिप्टी कमिश्नर बालाजी जोशी ने आश्वासन दिया की जिन समस्याओं को लेकर चंडीगढ़ टेनामेंट कॉलोनी एंड रेजिडेंट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन ने उनके सामने रखा उन समस्याओं का समाधान जल्दी किया जाएगा और उन्होंने यह भी कहा की आने वाले चार पांच महीनों में इस तरह की सारी समस्या का कोई कोई हल निकाल लिया जाएगा उन्होंने यह भी बताया की जल्दी ही टेनामेंट कॉलोनियों में सर्वे की परिक्रिया को शुरू कराया जाएगा जिससे कि लोगों को टेनामेंट के मकानों की समस्याओं से हमेशा के लिए निजात मिल सके

Chandigarh Housing Board to Conduct Field Survey of Residential and Commercial Units

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- The Chandigarh Housing Board has constructed 62605 residential units and 4386 commercial units till date.  A ground and field survey of all the residential and commercial units constructed by CHB will be conducted by considering the need based changes allowed till date.  The physical survey is to be conducted for external violations and for encroachments as well as misuse of premises only.  However, in case of residential and commercial units having any additional storey’s and encroachments on Govt. land, the internal violations for such units shall also be noted down.  The survey of all the residential and commercial units is to be completed by 31st August.
Till the completion of the said survey, all notices, to all allottees, under various sections, at all levels, shall be kept in abeyance.  No fresh notices shall be issued during this period and all hearings fixed during this period i.e. from today upto 31st August  shall accordingly be deferred to dates beyond 31st August  However, appropriate action as per rules will be taken by Chandigarh Housing Board in respect of any fresh violation.

Second Lease of Life To Two Patients & Eye Sight To Two Others at PGI

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- The brave heart family of deceased Bhag Singh gave the greatest gift anyone can give a second lease of life to two patients and enabling two more patients to see for the first time in their lives, thereby impacting four lives, through their selfless and magnanimous act of organ donation of their dear one, 43 year old deceased Bhag Singh, here at PGI today.
On August 13th, the deceased, a resident of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh was brought to PGI in an extremely critical condition following a intra ventricular hemorrhage and was being treated in the Neuro-Surgery department of PGI. However, despite best of the efforts by the attending doctors, Bhag Singh could not be saved and was declared brain dead on 20th August.
It was then the transplant coordinator raised the matter of organ donation with Smt. Champa Devi, wife of the deceased Bhag Singh, who gave her consent for the same, following which kidneys and corneas were retrieved from the deceased.
The family gathered around the operation theater described the deceased as a ‘kind  and benevolent man’ who always believed in helping others and  doing good for others. Champa Devi, wife of the deceased Bhag Singh said that even in his death, he has done the same what he lived for by helping the lives of four others. He will continue to live amongst us through them.
Dr. Pankaj Arora, Acting Nodal Officer, ROTTO PGI, expressing his gratitude stated that he think you develop a different level of respect for the donor family, for their spirit of unconditional love amidst their own pain. There cannot be a better teaching in humanity than organ donation. The way, Smt. Champa Devi supported the cause is very magnanimous indeed. We salute the donor family.
Sharing her experience, the transplant coordinator Ramandeep said that she think being educated herself and efforts of the attending doctors to acquaint her about the prognosis of the disease enabled Smt. Champa Devi, give consent for her husband’s organ donation braving her own tragedy.
Sarita (name changed), the daughter of one of the kidney recipients knew that the chances of her father surviving debilitating kidney ailment for long  was zero without a kidney transplant. An emotional Sarita said that her father got that chance today with a kidney transplant at PGI as a result of the courageous decision made by the brave-heart wife  of Bhag Singh.  She can’t thank the donor family enough.

Make Water from Surrounding Air:To Quench the Thirst Helps in Depleting Ground Water

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- The continuous depleting ground water in region is an alarm to meet the water requirement in near future. This has made State and Central Govt really concern to initiate various projects on water conservation and water recharge.
The answer to Chandigarh and Punjab water crisis, it seems, is blowing in the wind. Researchers at the Bangalore-based Scalene Energy Research Institute (SERI) have developed a Rain Tunnel - a technology that harnesses water vapour in the air and converts it into drinking water. This water is not only used for various domestic needs but also for the drinking. The organizations, water scientists, researches working on water recharge or water recycle is termed this invention as a big breakthrough. The inventors have come up with an interesting piece of machine on the principal of evaporation which will create water. The machine can create average 30 liters of drinking water in a single day.
Chandigarh Housing Board Chairman Maninder Singh Bains and Municipal Corporation Chandigarh Councilor Gurbax Rawat was also present on the occasion.
 While briefing the media at a press conference, Aditya Sethi from Aquaria said that there is abundance of water in our atmosphere which is estimated around 12 trillion water. We can only feel that but now this machine made possible to liquidize this moisture content in glass water. He added that just imagine doing the entire process inside a confined chamber, under a very controlled condition. Using a technology technically called Hypersonic Precipitation Radiative Evaporation (HSPRE), this is exactly what we have achieved and a new invention was born. Making rain in a chamber, collecting it, processing it and drinking it the purest form of water on the planet.
Aditya Sethi  said that Aquaria is available for domestic as well as commercial use once production begins next month, the former is capable of producing 30 liters of clean, filtered, drinking water within 24 hours (hot at 900C, room temperature, and cold at 80C). The machine is also solar energy driven and can be very handy in rural belts of the country. Work on the Rain Tunnel began four years ago at SERI, a 24-year-old organization that does research in healthcare (mainly heart disease, kidney disease and cancer); energy; water and food. The technology was also patented about one and a half years ago.
Aditya Sethi explained that the highest amount of water on the planet is in the atmosphere - 12 trillion liters. And for 3,000 years, people have been trying to tap into it via rudimentary processes-laying big tunnels, reducing the temperature using clay and collecting the condensed water. Then refrigeration technology came in, which started using condensation. He said that you freeze the air, the water condenses and you cool it down to a point where the atmospheric water is condensed and extracted. But this process needs a high amount of energy, raising the cost of the water produced. Some machines that produce the same quantity of water as the rain tunnel cost $2500, because the energy consumption and cost of operation is high.
Another variant of the machine which can really ease the misery of womenfolk for fetching water from distance is one which can produce water upto 10,000 litres.

GGSCW Marks 70 Years of Independence

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- To mark 70 years of Independence, Guru Gobind Singh College For Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, organized an event called “Azaadi 70”.  To promote National solidarity and peace, a Human Chain of over the strength of 500, was formed by the members of Student Welfare Committee, NSS volunteers and other students. Various sub-events like Poster making, Tattoo making, Essay writing, Slogan writing and Poetry recitation were organized on and around the main theme of Independence.
 Respected Principal of the college Dr. (Mrs.) Charanjeet Kaur Sohi, addressed that the students and filled the atmosphere with a united feeling of Nationalism with her enlightening words. All the students showed keen interest in the event, and participated in all the activities with great fervor. The winners of different competitions were awarded prizes by the Principal. The event ended with a note of unity amongst the students, representing the country as a whole.

IMSI An Answer to Sperms’ Abnormality:Dr Preeti Jindal

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd August:- The Touch Clinic has come up with a new microscope machine that will allow infertility specialists to pick the best of sperms for couples interested in conceiving through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). The machine, called the Intra-Cytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI), helps magnify the image of the sperm 6000-7000 times, thereby allowing doctors to pick the best and healthiest sperms. The machine is an improvement over the earlier Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) technique, having the magnification capacity of 400 as opposed to 6000 of the IMSI.
Dr Preeti Jindal, Director and Recurrent Miscarriage Specialist, Infertility specialist at The Touch Clinic, Mohali, said that the machine can be a boon to childless couples, allowing them to conceive through IVF, since sperm selection is a very important part of this technique. In cases where IVF is necessary, doctors use a medical microscope attached to a computer to pick better sperms. Since the procedure of IVF is quite expensive, (Rs 80000- 1, 00,000) couples will be able to invest in the technique with better hopes of success. She further said that normally experts are able to magnify 400 times and pick up and immobilize the sperm to later make an embryo. However, even though we have a high success rate, it is not always possible to make out genetically abnormal sperms at that time in the normal process IMSI helps here.
Dr Lakhbir Dhaliwal, who along with Dr Preeti Jindal played a pivotal role in the introduction of the machine at the hospital,. Dr Preeti Jindal said that IMSI is required in severe abnormality of sperms, repeated IVF and ICSI failures and the higher magnification capacity of the IMSI technology would allow a much clearer measurement of the dimensions of the sperm, which will enhance the chances of successful fertilization. She also added that many studies have indicated that use of IMSI technique in associated with higher successful pregnancies and lower Miscarriage rate.
Dr Preeti Jindal expressed that in any IVF centre, the success rate of pregnancy is maximum 25-30 percent via normal IVF technique and then if we add ICSI, it increases by 10 to 12 percent, and we add IMSI it further increases by 10 to 15 percent. It is estimated that when compared to conventional ICSI if we use IMSI technique then one out of every third sperm which we thought is good for IVF, would be considered abnormal that means magnifying the sperm 6000 times more guarantees its credibility and helps expert to take best treatment for its patient.