Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Tata Chemicals Ranked Amongst top 25 India’s Most Innovative Companies of 2019

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Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre has been home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of food sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology. One of the Tata Chemicals innovations highlighted by CII during the award ceremony was Tata Nx. Tata Chemicals launched 100% Natural Tata Nx - Zero Sugar and Lite Sugar, a substitute for regular sugar without the use of artificial sweeteners that has additional health benefits. With innovation backed by science, it promises to deliver nutrition in its best form. Tata Swach water purifier and Tata Salt were other two company’s innovations cited by Confederation of Indian Industry.
R. Mukundan, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Tata Chemicals said that we are delighted to receive this prestigious award by CII for excellence in innovation. Over the years the industry has witnessed major transformations with innovation becoming the backbone of any progressive organisation. He added that with innovation being at the core of a business, the benefits are manifold. It does not just help in staying relevant in the competitive market but also plays a significant role in contributing to the economic growth. This award is recognition of our team’s relentless effort to offer value to our customers and our commitment to be a sustainable, innovative, science-led chemistry company.
Tata Chemicals has three state-of-the-art Innovation Centres in India. These established world-class R&D facilities houses experienced scientists at Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre (IC) in Pune, Rallis Innovation Chemistry Hub (RICH) and Metahelix Life Sciences in Bengaluru. These centres act as the company’s technology and innovation hub to support Tata Chemical’s growth in Basic Chemistry Sciences, AgroSciences, Nutritional Sciences, Material Sciences and Energy Sciences. Innovation at Tata Chemicals encompasses multiple facets of business, communities and environment to develop solutions for a better world and ensure sustainable value creation for all stakeholders.

Hospital’s Support Staff Kids Get Gifts on Christmas Eve

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Panchkula 24th Dec:- In a noble gesture to mark Christmas Eve over 100 kids of support staff including drivers, helpers and security were distributed gifts as a token of staff hard work to perform their duties at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula on Monday.
In a function, Santa Claus distributed gifts including notebooks, school dresses, water bottles, lunch boxes, school bags and stationary items etc.
Sanjeev working in security was happy to receive the gifts on behalf of his kids from Santa.
Similarly another employee from security staff Paramjeet who aspires to see her daughter becoming a doctor, was excited to receive notebooks and stationary for her girl’s education from Santa.
Ritu from support staff thanked the hospital management for making their kids this Christmas a merry-making. 

Housing.com Redefines Virtual Reality in Proptech with DigiTour 2.O

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- Housing.com, which is part of the country’s only full stack proptech start-up Elara Technologies, that also owns PropTiger.com and Makaan.com, has redefined the virtual reality in proptech with the launch of its new feature DigiTour 2.O, which enables a super virtual walk through and varied allied features to refine consumer’s search to the extent that they may do away with first level physical recce of property.
With enhanced user-friendly design and improved features like ease of sharing and personalization, the new version of DigiTour is all set to smudge the line between what's real and what's virtual and thereby provide a complete new experience to the customers.
While, Auto tour now has a progress bar which enables a customer to know where they are and how much time it may take, the new View Property Detail feature also provides a glimpse of Under construction house to how it will look like post completion and information that are generally unavailable in a walkthrough like Price/Rent, Overview, Amenities, etc. whereby reducing the final downtime to the final deal
Amit Shekhar, Head – Housing Studio, said that with this new feature, we are stepping towards democratizing 3D visualization by using WebVR (Web virtual reality) and the most advanced UI (User interface). Our patented technology on data creation and data compression has helped us deploy the immersive experience on the web. Reaching every milestone, we are inching closer to penetrating virtual reality in daily lives of home buyers.
Some of the features that are added in the new version include - enhanced navigation with better accessibility and visibility, advanced auto tour with progress bar as well as advanced share feature to let a customer share the VR content with a click of a button.

Metabolic Surgery: A Paradigm Shift in Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes Management

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- The World Obesity Federation recognizes obesity as a "chronic, relapsing, progressive disease process, associated with co morbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and infertility.”A recent study also linked morbid obesity to 13 types of cancer. Though India has historically battled malnutrition, the number of obese people in the country has doubled in the last ten years – and this trend is pronounced in urban areas. In Urban Haryana, more than one-third of the population is obese – and this proportion is higher in women! India is the 3rd most obese nation with more than 13.5 cr people suffering from Obesity, surpassed only by China and the US.
Dr Yashpal Singla, Senior Consultant Advanced Laparoscopic, General, Urology & Bariatric Surgery Deptt, Geetanjali Hospital Hisar while interacting with media persons, here in Hisar explained that  why obesity should not be taken lightly. He said that Obesity is a complex disease that can impact the physical, mental and socio-economic well-being of the individual. In my clinical experience, obesity in women is associated with depression. This can fuel a vicious cycle – if you don’t feel good, you eat comfort food. Unfortunately, the impact is not only devastating for the individual but also for their personal life – increasingly, obese patients are reporting marital problems that even lead to divorce.
Urbanization often leads to sedentary lifestyles with decreased levels of physical activity and higher consumption of sugary and fatty food – all of which can contribute to rising levels of obesity. Dr Yashpal Singla added that the most common cause of rising incidence of obesity in the region is sedentary life style and social habits that lead to frequent dining out. There is an increasing tendency to eat junk food or overeat at buffets. Usually these large meals are accompanied by high alcohol consumption. Having said that, obesity is a multifactorial disease and can run in families due to genetic factors. Such families should take extreme care in their lifestyle and dietary habits.
Obesity can also affect children. Dr Singla stressed that childhood obesity is a growing problem, lack of outdoor activities can fuel childhood obesity. These days, children are given mobile phones and laptops which they may find more entertaining than playing outside. Not only does this lead to the risk of obesity, but also to Vitamin D deficiency – which is a risk factor for both obesity and diabetes.
Despite the consequences of leaving obesity untreated, obese patients do not always consult a medical professional. Dr Singla observed that in the Indian scenario, more than 60% of individuals wait more than 6-10 years to seek out medically sound weight-loss procedures. Usually such patients are diagnosed with two or more co morbidities, such as diabetes. In my practice, He has observed a rapid rise in the incidence of infertility, depression, NAFLD, kidney failure, cancers, sleep apnea and heart attacks in patients.
Obesity treatment plans aim to limit weight gain, and eventually help patients reach and stay at a healthy weight. Treatment plans usually include diet and lifestyle recommendations, medications and bariatric surgery for eligible patients. Dr Singla explained that when obesity is treated effectively, many co morbid diseases also show improvement. For instance, bariatric surgery is proven to help control Type 2 Diabetes in obese patients and other co morbidities, which helps reduce mortality.
Dr Singla pointed out that patients can proactively consult a physician to understand whether they are eligible for bariatric surgery – before problems develop, most patients seek bariatric consultation when they develop Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or when they are refused a knee replacement surgery by an orthopaedician. But with increasing awareness about the role bariatric surgery can play in controlling obesity and diabetes, patients can proactively seek medical advice before their conditions worsen. Once there is a steady and uncontrolled weight gain, it is best to consult a medical expert who can help identify the cause and advise corrective measures.
Dr Singla added that Worldwide, of the four million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40% occurred among those whose body mass index (BMI) was above the threshold of obesity, i.e., 30 or above. Stigma associated with Obesity leads to patients not seeking the right treatment and blaming themselves for the condition, obesity is a Disease which needs treatment by obesity specialist, and government is also taking it seriously and taking strong steps to halt the increasing incidence. The National Multisectoral Action Plan for prevention and control of common NCDs. NMF. National Monitoring Framework Ayushman Bharat and Fit India Moment are namely the main ones.
To help ensure that severe obesity is treated with proven methods, insurance coverage of obesity treatment is a key policy step. Dr Singla emphasized that in his experience, many patients avoid seeking obesity treatment due to financial concerns. Some even question whether they should spend money on a ‘cosmetic’ need. Obesity is a serious medical condition. Covering its treatment with insurance would cement awareness and encourage many patients to seek appropriate medical treatment. He also informed that Insurance also now treats obesity treatment as per medical advice for morbidly obese. Insurance will cover medically advised treatment as per new IRDAI regulation and all policies will have to comply from October 2020 onwards.

JD Institute of Fashion Technology Wins at International Glory Awards 2019

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- JD Institute of Fashion Technology, a pioneer in the field of design education for the past 31 years, was awarded the Best Design Institute by International Glory Awards 2019 held in Goa on December 5. The award was presented by Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit Nene, who was the chief guest.
International Glory Awards are organized every year in different states to recognize various organizations, entrepreneurs and service providers for their outstanding performances and achievements in their respective fields. The award caters to different categories like luxury, start-ups, SMEs, Tech, retail/ e-commerce, health, beauty, and education. JD Institute of Fashion Technology won the excellence award for quality service in the field of education and design and its indispensable contribution to the industry. The awards ceremony was hosted by celebrity host Rithvik Dhanjani.
Rupal Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, said that we are thrilled to receive the award from Bollywood diva, Madhuri Dixit Nene. With our 31-year-old legacy of design excellence, we are committed to our goal to develop design education in India to match growing industry needs and to prepare students for the future.

Indian Terrain Launches a Special Edition-Star Wars Capsule Collection

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- India’s leading menswear brand, Indian Terrain is all set to mark its 20th anniversary with an association with Lucas film’s Star Wars. The brand has launched a special edition Star Wars capsule collection ahead of the release of the movie ‘Star Wars: The Rise of The Skywalker’.

AbhiBus Launches ‘DIY’ Online Bus Rental Service

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- AbhiBus.com, India’s fastest growing online marketplace for bus ticketing, today announced the launch of ‘Rent a Bus’, a new service to hire buses, mini-buses and tempo-travel buses of capacities 14-seater to a 52-seater for their group travel requirements.
In India, the bus rental market is highly dis-organised and works in an offline mode, the complexity of booking and using an entire bus includes difficulty in the discoverability of vendors offering the service, commitments not being honoured, inconsistent and non-transparent pricing models, language problems in case of foreign tourists and other hassles often leading to expectation mismatch and unpleasant experiences.
Reliability of the services being offered is always a paramount doubt in customers mind as per surveys conducted to assess customer’s needs. With the launch of the ‘Rent a Bus’ service customers of Abhibus.com can now book entire bus and plan their trips without any hassle and be assured of an experience that is reliable.
Commenting on the launch Sudhakar Reddy, Founder& CEO –AbhiBus said that our endeavour to ensure utmost convenience and hassle-free travel for a customer has enabled us to roll out this initiative. To better the customer experience, a dedicated team of ten customer support members are available for the customers of ‘Rent a Bus’ to assist them through the journey. This team is well equipped to address the often-raised pain points of customers related to bus hires and provide the much-needed reliability of service to the customers.
Typically bus rentals are undertaken for group travel for purposes of vacations, pilgrimages, weddings, corporate outings, highly popular sightseeing destinations that have multiple locations at relatively shorter distances (such as the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur Triangle, Mumbai-Shirdi, Hyderabad-Tirupathi, Delhi-Vaishno Devi ) to cover, short trips.
Currently, AbhiBus.com has a tie up with 500 bus operators with a fleet of over 10,000 buses -and will add the inventory of more than 1500 operators in the next 6 months. Customers from India or aboard can book this service for pan India destinations on the AbhiBusapp or logging on to the website www.abhibus.comto select the capacity of the bus, type of bus (AC/Non-AC, sleeper/non sleeper, Volvo, Mini Vans, MUVs), required dates, duration, various pick up and drop points and transparent pricing options, amongst other  features.
Rohit Sharma, Chief operating officer – AbhiBus said that a complete online DIY model that offers customers the information, options, flexibility, price guarantee and most importantly helps them conduct their travel with complete peace of mind.
Customers will get a pre-view by way of photos of exactly what kind of bus and its current condition to ensure that get is what they see. Transparent pricing mechanism and convenient online payment options ensures that customers know what they are paying for.
As part of the customer benefit initiative, AbhiBus will offer a brand-new Samsung Galaxy M10 smartphone to customers booking the rental service for first time through AbhiBus online platforms (app and website) for a minimum transaction value of Rs. 30,000 till 31st January 2020.

Sparkles Production organizes Miss & Mrs Punjab-Discover Youself 2019’ Beauty Pageant.

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- In an endeavour to provide an opportunity to young girls and married ladies of Punjab, to showcase their talent and excel in the world of fashion, Sparkles Production have Grand Finale of the 2nd season of ‘Sparkles Production Ms & Mrs. Punjab - Discover yourself 2019’ on 24th Dec,2019.
The one-of-a-kind beauty pageant was formally unveiled at a press conference by famous Punjabi film actress Japji Khaira, who is the face of the pageant. She was accompanied by Prabhjyot Kaur & Kamaljeet Kaur, Co-founders of Sparkles Production Miss & Mrs Punjab-Discover yourself’ is the brainchild of this dynamic women duo. 
Prabhjyot Kaur said that after getting an overwhelming response in Season 1, we are excited about unveiling formally, Season 2 of ‘Miss & Mrs. Punjab - Discover yourself 2019’. Our sole aim is to provide a platform, where young girls and especially married ladies, who might have forgotten their dreams after marriage, can now showcase their talent.
Kamaljeet Kaur said that we strongly believe that Punjab has a lot of talent but due to certain circumstances women have not been provided with the right platform to realize their dreams. But ‘Miss & Mrs Punjab – Discover yourself 2019’ am sure will unlock the doors of opportunities for young girls and married ladies.
They also added that the pageant is also associated with a cause, i.e., welfare of women and women empowerment. Home-makers can make a career for themselves in different fields in fashion industry. We as an organization will extend all support to such enterprising ladies. In fact some of the title winners from Season 1 are already doing good work in the entertainment industry.
40 Finalist were groomed for 4days at Hotel Clarion Inn, Zirakpur. Ekam Bawa, Jassi Lokha, Gur Siddhu came during grooming session for meet & greet with contestants.
Contestants have come from different parts of India (Delhi, Pune, Ambala, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bhatinda, Chandigarh).

DishTV, d2h and WATCHO Call for Budding Creators With #DishAudition & #Alaghitalent

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- Celebrating the spirit of entertainment, Dish TV India Limited, is elated to launch the 2.0 version of #DishAudition and #Alaghitalent; an endeavour to enable content creators to showcase their talent. Having opened up a world of opportunities for young talent across the country, this latest season gives them chance to showcase their acting, singing and dancing skills and emerge as superstars of tomorrow.
But what makes this season different is its collaboration with the all-new OTT App WATCHO. This time around, #DishAudition & #Alaghitalent celebrates its winners by featuring them on the Watcho App and giving them a platform to become stars. In addition, there will be prizes and gratifications for the shortlisted artists as well. In order to participate, users need to create and upload their videos and display their talent using #DishAudition & #Alaghitalent on their social media profiles across platforms. In keeping with the content on the Watcho app, this month’s theme is ‘Bollywood’; giving creators a huge canvas to pick from.
Commenting on the initiative, Anil Dua, Executive Director & Group CEO, Dish TV India Ltd, said that we are excited to bring back the second season of #DishAudition & #Alaghitalent for our audience that enables young talent to leverage their artistic skills and build an extraordinary future in the field of entertainment. Watcho being known for short format entertainment content resonates with our idea of creating a platform for the young creators to become tomorrow’s stars.  We, at Dish TV India Ltd, aim to empower the upcoming generations with self-confidence and recognition, opening the doors to new opportunities for them.
Garnering thousands of Instagram followers and over 1000+ participants, the last edition has wowed the audience and created a stronger connect with them. Dish TV India is confident that this new season will reach an even wider audience and help Watcho to build an impressive content repertoire.

स्टेप्स ग्रोइंग अकादमी के स्टूडेंट्स ने धूमधाम से मनाया क्रिसमस का त्योहार

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- स्टेप्स ग्रोइंग अकेडमी के स्टूडेंट्स ने मंगलवार को क्रिसमस का त्योहार हर्षोल्लास और धूमधाम से मनाया। अकेडमी के स्टूडेंट्स ने जिंगल बेल-जिंगल बेल सहित विभिन्न गीतों पर डांस प्रस्तुत किया। अकेडमी के नन्हे मुन्ने बच्चों को सांता क्लॉज की वेशभूषा में झूमते नाचते देखा गया।
स्टेप्स ग्रोइंग अकेडमी की संचालिका शिवि महाजन ने अकेडमी के सभी स्टूडेंट्स को क्रिसमस पर्व की मुबारकबाद दी और सभी को स्वीट्स और गिफ्ट्स वितरित किये।

Elaichi Ka Naya Avatar on Sony SAB’s Jijaji Chhat Per Hain

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- Sony SAB’s romantic comedy Jijaji Chhat Per Hain, is set to bring the viewer’s beloved Elaichi (Hiba Nawab) in a complete new avatar. This rib-tickling comedy show will witness Elaichi’s yet another disguise as Lajwanti, who is set to woo the audiences in a new hilarious way and a naya sureela andaaz.
The aspiring singer, Pancham (Nikhil Khurana) usually sings while in the shower. Khasotey (Sumit Arora) overhears Pancham and offers him to sing for the New Year concert in Dubai but the only condition is that he should have a female singer as his partner during the performance. Elaichi takes this opportunity to ask Pancham if she can be his partner but Pancham refuses.
Elaichi and her stubborn self doesn’t give up and she comes up with an idea. Elaichi disguises as Sunita’s (Raashi Bawa) maid, Lajwanti, to win Pancham’s heart and grab the opportunity to be in Dubai with Pancham on the New Years.
Hiba Nawab, portraying the role of Elaichi said that she is enjoying this new look and new character. Lajwanti is completely different than Elaichi and she has always enjoyed experimenting and trying new looks and characters. The upcoming episodes will witness Elaichi’s new and a hatke andaaz which our viewers have never seen before. So, keep watching as Elaichi and Lajwanti take fans for a melodious ride.
Nikhil Khurana, portraying the role of Pancham said that Pancham after losing his memory is not completely aligned with Elaichi’s mischiefs. He has no idea that it is Elaichi who has taken a disguise. Pancham is on a hunt to find his perfect singing partner for the contest in Dubai and he might find her in Lajwanti. Pancham and Lajwanti will be seen in several singing sessions in the upcoming episodes. Our viewers will enjoy these singing sessions as it is packed with twists and laughter.

Gautam Rode to Play Gayatri’s Mysterious Husband on Sony SAB’s Bhakharwadi

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Chandigarh 24th Dec:- Bhakharwadi, the slice of life show of Sony SAB will soon be witnessing the entry of a new man in Gayatri (Akshita Mudgal) and Abhishek’s (Akshay Kelkar) life. The show continues to gain immense appreciation and support for its relatable and gripping storyline essayed by a phenomenal star cast. Adding to this star cast will be the television heart-throb and immensely talented Gautam Rode.
Abhishek and Gayatri have finally found their way back to one another. The couple is no longer getting divorced and to celebrate this decision, both the families plan to get the couple married again. While the families gear up to start the preparations of the wedding, a revelation sends a shock wave across Abhishek and Gayatri’s life.
Urmila finds out that she made a mistake earlier while filing the marriage certificate of Abhishek and Gayatri. Instead of Abhishek Gokhale, she mistakenly gave the name Abhijeet Oghale to the marriage certificate registrar.
This new character Abhijeet will be essayed by the immensely talented Gautam Rode. Abhijeet is a businessman with a 7 year old son, Krishna. He is a humble man with a charming personality. Whoever meets him is taken in by his endearing and modest nature.
The upcoming episodes reveal how this unexpected entry of Abhijeet along with his son Krishna changes Gayatri’s life.
Akshita Mudgal, essaying the character of Gayatri said that Gayatri is finally happy but her happiness is short lived as she finds out that according to her marriage certificate, Abhishek is not her husband. The show will be witnessing the entry of Abhijeet who will bring an exciting twist to the story along with his adorable son Krishna. It will be interesting to watch how the new appearance in Gayatri’s life affects everyone.
Gautam Rode, essaying the character of Abhijeet said that Abhijeet is a business man with a humble attitude. He is the father to 7 year old boy named Krishna. The fact that he is married to Gayatri on paper is shocking to Abhijeet and at the same time exciting for his son, Krishna, as he always feels the absence of a mother in his life. He is enjoying himself on the sets of Bhakharwadi and he eagerly look forward to our viewer’s response.