Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Punjab Olympic Association Honours Brahm Mohindra and Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 04th July:- The Punjab Olympic Association today honoured the Health Minister, Punjab, Brahm Mohindra and Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi here today at the Punjab Olympic Bhawan, during a function. On the occasion, the Secretary General of the Association Raja K.S. Sidhu said that it is a matter of great pride for the Punjab Olympic Association that the Vice-President of the association Brahm Mohindra and eminent shooter of international repute Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi have been made cabinet ministers in the Punjab Government. He further said that with such persons of proven standing the interests of the players were sure to be fully safeguarded and these ministers would be the voice of the players in the state cabinet.
Earlier, the President of the association and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said that irrespective of the government of any party in Punjab, the Punjab Olympic Association has always cooperated with the government and not let the politics make inroads into the sporting sphere. He said that today the association has honoured both the ministers specially as part of the members of the sports family.
The Health Minister Brahm Mohindra while thanking the association said that he is elated to be with his extended family today and the government as well as the association would join hands so as to bring Punjab back on top of the sporting arena.
Speaking on the occasion, Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said that a comprehensive and all encompassing sports policy is on the anvil in Punjab which would have the training of players with state of the art equipments, cash prizes and the jobs and the categorization of players into 'A', 'B' and 'C' categories as the key characteristics. Divulging more, Rana Sodhi said that the 'Maharaja Ranjit Singh Awards' which have not been awarded since long would be revived soon with increased prize money. These awards would be made annual feature. Furthermore, awards for coaches would also be started. This has been planned to keep up the morale of the players of the state performing exceedingly well at the State, National and International level.
On the issue of the funds for the sports associations of Punjab, the minister said that it is a very significant issue which demands to be looked into very minutely. He further said that soon, he would hold a meeting with all the sports associations on this vexed issue.
The minister also said that those sports associations in the state which have not held their organizational polls must do so at the earliest as funds would only be provided to the associations who have duly elected office bearers.
Touching another important aspect, Rana Sodhi said that it is the sincere endeavour of the state government to pull out all stops to provide every facility to the players with specialized attention being devoted to their training, and nutritious diet. He also reiterated that the Punjab Government is fully committed to making the name of Punjab echo again in the national and international sporting arena. He also said that the sports and the education departments would work together to nurture talent of school children in sports and focusing on the school games, a new generation of talented players would be readied.
On the occasion, the Senior Vice President of the Punjab Olympic Association Rajdeep Singh Gill demanded from the sports minister that the players winning laurels for state at national and international level be given regular jobs by forming categories in 'A', 'B', and 'C' as per their position. He also placed a demand that apart from the police, the players should be given jobs in other departments and boards/corporations. The minister assured to keep these aspects under consideration while framing the sports policy.

Simplilearn Partners with Lovely Professional University to Upskill LPU’s Students in Digital Technologies

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Jalandhar 04th July:- Online training provider Simplilearn announced today its partnership with Lovely Professional University (LPU) to offer certification courses in a variety of high-demand digital technologies to their undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering and Science students as part of LPU’s online internship program.
With a joint focus to make students job-ready with the latest digital skills, the partnership will allow students to access a blend of online self-learning, live instructor-led classes and hands-on practical training. All students of LPU’s online internship program will be required to enroll in their choice of Simplilearn’s digital technology courses. Upon completion of the course, they will receive certifications from Simplilearn and relevant industry bodies. Designed by industry experts who work in their fields of study, all courses are supported by 24/7 online teaching assistants and include assessments and hands-on capstone projects that will provide the students with the real-world experience that is sought after by employers.
Simplilearn Founder & CEO, Krishna Kumar, said that the next generation of talent needs to be armed with emerging digital skills before they enter the competitive workforce, and we are proud that this partnership with Lovely Professional University to make this possible. He said further that it's encouraging to see that universities are taking measures to prepare their students for the jobs of the future on their own rather than depending solely on hiring companies to train them.
LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal said that LPU is a university which is closely working with industry. The present collaboration with ‘Simplilearn’ will definitely help our students to be job-ready as per the latest requirements of the industry. Thus, this initiative is to prepare students industry ready from day one of their career start and get absorbed on high pedestals even in the initial stages. He also want to share that LPU is already tied up with Google, SAP, Microsoft and more to work closely with industry so that innovative ideas of production be brought forth.

Sony SAB’s ‘Jijaji Chhat Per Hain’: Elaichi Helps Karuna Rebuild Her Identity

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Chandigarh 04th July:- Sony SAB’s comedy drama ‘Jijaji Chhat Per Hain’ revolves around Elaichi's (Hiba Nawab’s) eccentricities, Pancham’s (Nikhil Khurana) struggle to escapes from her tricks and Murari’s (Anup Upadhyay) dream of getting his daughter Elaichi on track. The show is a character driven comedy, which will make you fall in love with the quintessential struggler Pancham, the unabashed free-spirited Elaichi and the frustrated father Murari.
In the upcoming episodes, Murari ends up insulting wife Karuna (Soma Rathod) and rubbishes her work and capabilities. Elaichi, who witnesses this, feels hurt and takes up the challenge of proving her father wrong. She decides to open a lehenga store right in front of Murari’s shop to prove that even women can succeed in what they want to do. She seeks help from Pancham, who refuses due to his loyalty to Murari. However, not one to give up, Elaichi hatches a plan to bring Chatanki (Feroz), Karuna’s brother, disguised as Amitabh Bachchan for the grand opening, leaving an insecure Murari astounded and perplexed.
Hiba Nawab, essaying Elaichi’s character said that there is a fresh new angle to the story, coming up, focusing on depicting the female characters of the show strong enough to be on their terms. This track is an excellent example of how it is not always necessary to be preachy to send out an inspirational message.
On portraying Elaichi’s mother, Karuna, Soma Rathod shared that television is the perfect medium to communicate a message to viewers. In the upcoming track, we will show that men and women are equals, and can be at the same platform despite all odds. To be a part of such an inspiring track in the show is a great opportunity for her as Karuna.

Airtel Crosses 35 Lakh Mobile Customers Mark in Himachal Pradesh

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Chandigarh 04th July:- Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today said that it has crossed the 35 lakh customers’ mark in Himachal Pradesh. With this, India’s fastest mobile network has further cemented its leadership position in the state.
In a recent development, over 54% of all RCom customers and over 59% of all Aircel customers in HP ported to Airtel, once again underlining Airtel’s position as the most preferred network in the state.
The company also announced a massive network expansion drive to further scale up its high speed data services across the state - aims to roll out over 6000 mobile sites by H1 of FY 18-19to considerably enhance the network experience for its customersby taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas.
By H1 of FY 18-19, Airtel plans to add 2800 more 4G locations and this expansion shall be extensively backed by making 4G services to reach some of the toughest locations of the state.
Airtel has been consistently rated as the fastest mobile network in India. Ookla - the global leader in speed tests rated Airtel as India’s fastest network three times in a row (in Q3-Q4 2016, Q1–Q2 2017 and Q3-Q4 2017).
Manu Sood, Hub CEO –Upper North, Bharti Airtel said that this is yet another major milestone for Airtel and we would like to thank our over 35 lakh customers in Himachal Pradesh for giving us the opportunity to serve them.  We remain committed to providing best-in-class services to our customers and lead the market with exciting innovation. As the market gets ready for the next wave of growth, we are expanding our telecom networks wider and deeper across the region and contribute to the Government’s ‘Digital India’ vision.

Snapdeal Introduces Instant Sign-up for Sellers: 1-Step Sign Up with GST Identification Number

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Chandigarh 04th July:- Snapdeal today launched industry's first Instant Seller Sign-up feature to offer a seamless on-boarding process for sellers on its platform.
Under this tech enabled initiative, sellers need to simply provide their GST Identification Number (GSTIN) and other key seller details will be auto-populated using tech integration with the government’s GST network.
Instant Seller Sign-up feature is a transformative tool because the use of automated GSTIN verification process eliminates all manual verification steps. This will lead to a significant drop in the instances of seller rejection in the onboarding process. 
In the earlier process, any errors made in manually filling in key details like PAN, company name, address etc. would lead to rejection of seller on-boarding attempt.  
In addition to their GSTIN, sellers need to only provide basic information like contact details, email and bank account details in which they will receive payments.
Snapdeal Spokesperson said that seller experience is a key parameter that we track. With this automation, the time taken for seller sign-up will reduce from 28 hours to less than a minute. New sellers can now start their sales on Snapdeal within 10 minutes of sign up.
Snapdeal is India’s leading online marketplace that provides small businesses a state-of-the-art platform to start their online sales. Sellers can instantly sign up and start selling without needing to make any investment in technology, logistics or payments. As a genuine marketplace, Snapdeal does not hold any inventory or promote its own private labels. By doing this it ensures that all sellers have a level playing on Snapdeal.
This latest initiative will speed up the on-boarding process for sellers on Snapdeal and will provide new sellers a swift and seamless start to their digital commerce endeavors. 

ASSOCHAM Awards Dhanuka Agritech with ‘Water Management Excellence Award’ 2018

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Chandigarh 04th July:- Dhanuka Agritech Limited, India’s leading agrochemicals company, has won the ASSOCHAM Water Management Excellence Award 2018 in the ‘Excellence in the field of water education and awareness’ category. The company has been awarded for promoting water conservation for farmers/villages at various levels.
Recognizing the impending scarcity of water nearly a decade ago, the company has been educating and spreading awareness on water conservation. This year the company organized a national-level summit on water sustenance.
Expressing his thoughts on the win R.G. Agarwal, Chairman Dhanuka Agritech Ltd., said that we are extremely happy and honoured to receive this award by ASSOCHAM. This award is a testimony to the work done by Dhaunka over the last 10 years towards the betterment of farmers. Our company has taken multiple initiatives and provided innovative solutions to farmers for conserving water. A recognition of our efforts inspires us to continue serving farmers through our initiatives.
Dhanuka’s flagship campaign ‘Khet ka pani khet mein aur gaon ka pani gaon mein’ is now more than a decade old, under which it has undertaken multiple initiatives to popularize water conservation practices. Every year, the company celebrates World Water Day in partnership with prestigious National Institutes and State Agricultural Universities and organizes educative lecturers by industry leaders on water conservation.
Further, more than 1,100 field staff organize farmers’ meetings across the country, educating them on water conservation in the field, and also organize multiple activities in schools across India. The activities are designed to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation among children. To conserve rainwater, the company has funded the construction of check dams at Jugalpura, Devipura (District Sikar), Mainpura ki Dhani and Sankotra, (Jaipur district), Rajasthan, which are now fully operational and have been filled with rainwater. The company is also implementing various water harvesting units in various parts of Rajasthan so that farmers have access to water for irrigation. In addition, Dhanukahad made a ‘community water centre’ in Banethi Village in Rajasthan for providing fluoride-free safe drinking water to people. The company strongly supports the government’s agenda for water conservation for irrigation and promotes ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana’ for enhanced water efficiency through `Per Drop More Crop’.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 1st Runner Up Meenakshi Chaudhary Visit Tricity: Haryana Welcomes Home Their Pride

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Panchkula 04th July:- fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 crowned the coveted title of the First Runner upto Meenakshi Chaudhary on the Grand finale. After winning the First Runner crown Meenakshi Chaudhary was in city to share about her journey towards the competition. She also shared about her education, her hobbies and about her future plans.
Continuing the same format this year, Miss India in its 55th edition toured to all 30 states (including Delhi) of the nation to crown 30 state representatives who then competed for the coveted Miss India crown at the Grand Finale. The best of talent and beauty was traced from all over 30 states for the first time and at each stage, four celebrity mentors assigned to each Zone, viz. North, East, West and South, closely mentored the talented contestants.
She lives by the quoted that everything is possible if only you believe. She said that you achieve your target only, when you focussed on your goal. She said that she also loves reading and writing poetry. She is a student of National Dental College and Hospital. A state-level swimmer and a badminton player, Meenakshi describes herself as an avid sportsperson. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in Dental Surgery and hails from an army background. Having grown up in an army background, she has travelled a lot, a self-disciplined, confident and honest girl, who has now entered the glamour world after she participated and won in fbb Campus Princess and also won Dr. Tvacha’s Miss Photogenic award at the sub contest ceremony of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018.
The Finale telecast of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 on Sunday, 8th July at 1pm & 5pm on Colors, at 5pm on MTV & at 1pm on JioTV.

SS Fitness Club to organize Swimming Competition in Tricity from 15 to 17 August

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Chandigarh 04th July:- S.S Fitness Club Swimming Pool today, announced to organize a competition  in Swimming Pool on 15 to 18 August 2018, in which the people around Chandigarh Panchkula and Mohali will be participants.
Giving more detail about the event, Suresh Thakur, the owner of the SS Fitness Club, JJ Singh Club Member said that the age limit for this contest will be valid from 7 years to 18 years. Prior to this competition. The registration for the competition started from 01st  July, 2018, and the fees for the registration is Rs.250/-. He shared further that the winner of the event will get Sports Cycle. The cost of the cycle is Rs.22000/-.  All the participants in competition will get participation Certificate.
He said one of the reasons to organizing the competition is that every child is required to learn swimming from childhood so that he can protect himself and others in any natural calamity. Today, we witness many such accidents every day because of  drowning in water in swimming pool and rivers. such accidents in which the educated young people of our country, like engineers, have to go to sleep due to lack of swimming. Therefore swimming is necessary not only in sports but in the modern age of today, it is also necessary to learn it from the spirit of security.
Suresh Thakur said that the youth of the Tri-city will be trained in swimming and will be tested in the competition, so that the youth can be motivated and exhibit their swimming emotions at any level.
Master Coach Raju, who is a known coach of Tri-city, will impart the training for the participants  for the competition in a special session.