Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Vodafone & Visa to Rollout Irresistible Offers on i-RoamFree

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 20th June:- The journey before travelling abroad is quiet a hectic one. Booking flight tickets, looking for hotels, arranging for forex. The lists are endless. Vodafone believes that International roaming should be a truly worry-free and delightful experience right from planning till the final journey.
Vodafone India now makes International roaming delightful through its latest partnership with Visa. Vodafone post-paid customers who use their Visa Travel Prepaid Card can now get discounts of Rs. 500 to Rs. 750 on Vodafone i-RoamFREE packs with 10 days and 28 days validity.
Vodafone i-RoamFREE plan for 28 days covers 65 countries and is priced at Rs. 5000. Visa Travel Prepaid Cardholders with a Vodafone postpaid connection can get a discount of Rs. 750 on this plan, thus getting this service for just Rs. 4250. Vodafone i-RoamFREE plan for 10 days is priced at Rs 3500 and Visa Travel Prepaid Cardholders with a Vodafone postpaid connection can get a discount of Rs 500, effectively making the service available @Rs. 3000.
Vodafone i-RoamFREE plans cover 65 countries. It offers Unlimited Data & calls in 20 countries like USA, Europe, UAE, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand and unlimited free incoming calls and free data in 45 other countries. What’s more? Customers can also reach out to customer care free of cost if they need any assistance during their travel abroad.
Inviting all Vodafone postpaid customers travelling overseas to make the most of the Vodafone-Visa partnership, Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director, Consumer Business, Vodafone India, said that Vodafone i-RoamFREE plans bring to the table an unparalleled combination of  exclusive benefits, high speed experience, worry-free roaming and great connectivity. Our tie up with Visa further strengthens our value proposition of ‘Best Ever International Roaming plan’.  So now, whether one is backpacking across Europe, visiting family in the US, shopping in Dubai or attending conferences in Singapore – one can enjoy free calls and data and travel worry-free with the best-in-class prepaid travel card option.
Murali Nair, Vice President & Head of Client Relationship Management, India for Visa said that a s a recent Visa survey pointed out, 97% of Indian travellers want to stay connected to the internet while travelling, which is the highest compared to their global peers. Our association with Vodafone will ensure that the Indian traveler now has an added incentive to stay connected to the internet and in touch with their loved ones even while on travel across the world.

Exide Life Insurance Reveals Utility Bill Payments, Banking Transactions, and Insurance Premium Payments

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 20th June:- Only 32% of digital savvy consumers in India are comfortable making online transactions of any value while 75% are comfortable make digital payments1. These are amongst the findings from 2018 Digital Habits Survey published by Exide Life Insurance, revealing the financial digital habits of Indians amidst a digitization boom. The digital survey was carried out by Exide Life Insurance in the first quarter of 2018 across 9000+ Life Insurance owners.
The e-commerce boom is bringing more people into its fold furthering the cause of digital payments. . With more people shopping online, the use of digital payments has become popular. While 75% of the respondents were comfortable making online transactions, majority of the users were comfortable making low value transactions. Credit Cards emerged as the most preferred digital payment option especially amongst those who make high value transactions while Debit cards emerged as the second most popular payment option. Even as the economy was quick to adapt to e-wallets post demonetization2, the survey highlights that less than 5% prefer to use e-wallets and BHIM for online transactions1. Additionally, Utility Bill payments, Banking transactions, and paying insurance premium were amongst Top 3 financial transactions made by them in the last 30 days. Interestingly 8% of the users had purchased an insurance policy online in the last 30 days.
Mohit Goel, Director - Marketing and Direct Channel, Exide Life Insurance, stated that digital is no more limited to being a research only medium. Today more and more consumers are buying products and services from the comforts of their homes as per their convenience. While heightened ecommerce activity is getting witnessed in categories like durables, fashion, travel and entertainment, financial services are not behind. Our 2018 Digital Habits Survey, launched with a clear intention of understanding how customers are living the digital life with a sharper lens on their habits while dealing with insurance online, has generated good insights. The findings of the survey validate our overall digital approach of engaging with our existing as well as prospective customers.

Thapar Varsity Gets International RIAI Architectural Award

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 20th June:- Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala formerly known as Thapar University, has announced as the winner for Student Accommodation designed by McCullough Mulvin at 29th International RIAI architectural award at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House. TIET is the only University in India to be awarded for its student residences.
Amongst 15 categories, this year RIAI architectural award shortlisted 32 projects, spanning 12 counties across Ireland as well as international projects in India. The jury chose 20 overall winners and gave awards to 12 highly commended and 8 commended entries.  2018 saw the highest number of entries for awards.
Meanwhile, TIET has been ranked internationally by almost all prestigious rankings. Some of it includes recognition from Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, QS Asia and QS BRICS rankings, NIRF etc. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, it ranked in the 801-1000 bracket worldwide. It was 18th joint among 42 institutions in India.
Moreover, TIET ranked in 251-300 bracket in Asia and 29th among 42 Universities in India in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Asia Rankings. In QS Asia and QS BRICS rankings, TIET ranked 210 in Asia and 137 in BRICS. In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), TIET garnered a high 20th rank in the Engineering Institutions category, 33rd rank in the University category and 50th in the Overall category.
Dr. Prakash Gopalan, Director- TIET said that receiving an award for Student Residences at the prestigious 29th International RIAI architectural award is an honour.  We have been consistently included amongst the top Global University rankings and have gained global recognition for the quality of our educational we provide. This recognition of providing best accommodation infrastructure to our students motivates us to give the best to the young talents associating with us.

Fuji’s AstaReal and Transcend Nutressentials Enters into Collaborative Partnership: To Develop New Innovations in Astaxanthin ROS Scavenger Formulations

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 20th June:- In one of the most unique collaborations in the nutraceutical industry, Japanese company AstaReal, a subsidiary of Fuji Chemical Group has entered a collaborative partnership with Indian company Transcend Nutressentials International Ltd (Nutressent), a nutraceuticals company focused on wellness through responsible nutrition. This partnership will enable Transcend Nutressentials to focus on new formulations and applications for natural Astaxanthin which would be exclusive property of Nutressent. Under this collaboration, AstaReal will contribute scientific and technical support to Nutressent in building the science and technology of natural Astaxanthin and various exclusive formulations to the market.
Astaxanthin is extremely important both from the environment as well as the body point of view across different markets. Astaxanthin is a powerful, naturally occurring carotenoid pigment that's found in certain marine plants and animals. Often called "the king of the carotenoids," Astaxanthin is recognized as being one of the most powerful ROS Scavenger found in nature. It is of particular significance, because unlike some other types of ROS Scavengers, Astaxanthin never becomes a pro-oxidant in the body so it can never cause harmful oxidation.
Nitin Sinha, Managing Director, Nutressent said that our partnership with AstaReal is a significant start milestone for Nutressent which will promote wellness through preventive healthcare under the HealthnUs brand. HealthnUs aims to promote preventive health through innovative, effective and responsible nutrition. He shared further that this comes at a point when the world is moving towards naturally occurring products, and with Astaxanthin and unique complimentary ingredients to astaxanthin, consumers will get access to a naturally occurring super-ROS Scavengers. With this partnership we will be able to cater to latent demands for effective nutraceuticals. Japanese technology, know-how and trainings will enable us to deliver to a high quality product in India.
Eric Caston, General Manager, AstaReal Japan, said that we are extremely delighted about our partnership with Nutrassent as it will bring the most powerful, naturally occurring ROS Scavengers to consumers. We will also be contributing scientific research and knowledge on natural astaxanthin to the Nutressent Academy of Advanced ROS Scavenger Studies. We believe the academy will add significant value to research in the field of ROS Scavengers, their studies, and their benefits.
The purpose of this collaboration is in driving unique formulations on high science which will be exclusive property of Nutressent and based on science and technical knowledge contributed by AstaReal.