Friday, 6 March 2020

Jagdish Khushdil's Book 'My Experiment With RERA' Unveiled

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh, 06th Mar, 2020:- To promote the real estate sector by demystifying real estate laws and to make people aware about Real Estate Regulatory Authority(RERA) and its functioning - a book titled “My Experiment With Rera” by S. Jagdish Singh Khushdil, member of (RERA) Punjab, was  unveiled here at Chandigarh. The event was organized by Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI), and also saw a discussion on RERA & a very important topic-'Realty Roadmap 2020'. Those who participated in the book launch and discussions included the author Jagdish S Khushdil, Jagjit Singh Majha, President, CREDAI, Punjab, Harish Gupta, Vice President, CREDAI, Punjab, Arun Jindal, General Secretary, CREDAI, Punjab, Umang Jindal, Joint Secretary, CREDAI, Punjab and Tarninder Singh, President, New Chandigarh, CREDAI.
The idea behind the event was to facilitate the growth and promotion of a healthy, transparent, efficient and competitive real estate sector. RERA is the authority which is entrusted to enforce Real Estate (Regulation & Development Act 2016).
The author, S. Jagdish Khushdil has a vast 35 years of experience as a legal luminary in diverse capacities. He is a Former District & Sessions Judge, Former Adjudicating Officer, RERA and also Former President, District Consumer Forums.
While addressing the gathering, Khushdil said, “The main reason behind writing this book is to make people more aware about the laws connected with the real estate sector. I believe that a large segment of people are still not aware about these and the era which has been ushered in after formation of RERA."
He added, “As it’s a difficult and dry subject, so very few people know about it. To make the subject interesting, I have simplified details about RERA and associated acts in my book. I have also mentioned Consumer Act, local laws like PAPRA, Town & Country Act in a simplified way, which is easy to comprehend for even the layman.”
During the occasion, Jagjit Singh Majha, President of CREDAI, Punjab congratulated Khushdil for his book and said that we believe that real estate sector will be promoted through the book. Through this unique literary initiative people will become more aware of laws and RERA which in turn will bring greater transparency in the real estate business. The net result will be that consumer confidence in the system will get a boost. The higher awareness among key stake holders will bring in accountability.
Some interesting information nuggets which are lesser known to people in general are part of the book. The author has elaborated in the book that promoters can also file a complaint with RERA against a consumer if the latter indulged in unfair and illegal practice and not just vice versa which is the established belief.
The book will do yeoman's service in bringing RERA and its objectives closer to all stakeholders. It is also clarified in the book that police has no power to take cognizance of offences in real estate sector and even if a consumer wants to approach a civil court there is written permission from RERA which is required. So now RERA has become the sole body that adjudicates and resolves conflict in the sector.
The book also explains how RERA will gradually sound the death knell for unauthorized colonies which have been erected in violation of the law.
Some experts spoke about how CREDAI which has 20,000 real estate developers as its members spread across 21 states has been instrumental in formation of RERA. Experts like S. Jagjit Majha, President, CREDAI dwelled on the importance of the real estate sector to India's economy. Majha said that the real estate industry provides employment to over 40 million people and work to 269 different industries. What's more, real estate accounts for 8 per cent of the country's GDP which is slated to touch 13 per cent by 2025. These figures have been revealed by National Productivity Council. RERA is a boon for this industry as it will set the bar for quality and even make the industry completely organized.
The book is a ready-reckoner for all stake holders in the real estate industry be they real estate developers, agents, consultants and end users or consumers. The book is available in paper-back at Shriram Law House, Sec 17, Chandigarh and can also be ordered on Amazon.

Taiwan Set to Share Knowledge to Boost Cyber Defense

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh, 06th Mar, 2020:- Even as the world is reeling under the effects of the novel corona virus (COVID-19), the cyber ecosystem across the globe too is facing an upheaval. Endless new types of computer viruses and attacks are leading to significant losses in the world economy and business operations overall.
Countries like Taiwan are stepping up their efforts to bolster general cyber security and aid other countries against potentially crippling cyber-attacks. The growing use of internet technology is a major reason for cyber-attacks to steal potentially valuable data such as company secrets and personal data. As per Crowd Strike's 2018 global survey that investigated 1,300 companies, 66% of firms said they experienced attacks with an average financial loss of over USD$1.1 million. In recent times, therefore, cyber security in IoT has become one of the key factors for stable business operations. Also, cyber defense has acquired added importance because this the time when IoT devices worldwide are expected to exceed USD$45.4 billion by 2023. While 50% of these are home automation and security devices, there are also internet of vehicles, smart manufacturing, asset tracking, IoT in fuel gauges, IoT in water and electricity meters, and IoT in consumer electronics among others.
Taiwan is now at the frontline to co-operate with countries like India to deal with the obtrusive menace that is affecting businesses worldwide. Taiwan External Trade Development Council will be planning and participating in key international exhibitions to showcase its information and communication products internationally. In India too, Taiwan Excellence Pavilions will be set up at the Convergence ICT Expo to be held at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan in July. Taiwan’s leading cyber security brands like ZYXEL, VIVOTEK and Edgecore who are the winners of this year’s Taiwan Excellence Award will be a part of the event.
Mark Wu, Executive Director of TAITRA’s Strategic Marketing Department said that at a time when IoT devices are growing worldwide, cyber defense is assuming increasing importance. With home automation, internet of vehicles, smart manufacturing, IoT in all fields, it is important for businesses, companies and individuals to be aware of the need for protection against cyber-attacks. Taiwan is offering solutions to deal with this menace.
According to statistics from the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan's cyber security output value in 2019 increased by 12.3% to NTD$49.34 billion compared with the same period in 2018. The two key factors that caused this year’s increase in output value are the drastic rise in the export of cyber security network hardware, as well as domestic demand for cyber security services. The export value for products in network security such as firewalls, UTM and network security hardware platforms, backend etc. and mobile device protection such as fingerprint identification chips, TPM modules etc., and new IoT security (gateways) is approximately NTD$24.8 billion. In addition, the output value for cyber security system services (cyber security inspection, operation management) is expected to exceed NTD$21 billion in 2021. This demonstrates that global cyber security awareness is on the rise, where demands lead to higher output value in professional services.
To name a few Taiwan’s leading cybersecurity brands are ZYXEL, VIVOTEK and Edgecore, all are this year’s winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award.
lZYXEL -AiShield is a cloud-based security log retention service. By enabling AiShield, youll be able to identify all your connected devices, preventing malware, phishing, hacker attacks/threats.
lVIVOTEK launches the worlds leading end to end Cybersecurity Management Solution. This solution provides a robust shield that starts from the front-end network camera (IT9389-HT), to network video recorder (ND9541P), and to the back-end video management software (VAST 2), and allows users to respond faster to threats and minimize cyber risks in IP surveillance networks.
lEdgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, is pleased to introduce its latest L2+/Lite L3 10G Ethernet Aggregation switch  the ECS5520-18X, a high-performance 10GbE managed switch with two 40GbE uplink ports and enhanced cyber security features, designed for carrier/enterprise aggregation or small data center top-of-rack.
lAdvantech has launched a Mini UTM (Unified Threat Management) SRP (Solution Ready Package) to help its customers counter the continuous growth in network security threats. This mini UTM also simplifies universal customer premise equipment installations, providing not only general UTM functionalities such as firewall, antivirus, and content filtering, but also supports router and switch configurations.

Punjabi StarLive Getting Punjabi Entertainment Industry its First-Ever Live Podcast

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh, 06th Mar, 2020:- Engaging the artists from the industry with their viewers is always through a creative and unique idea which Punjabi StarLive No.1 Artist Booking Company excels in. Various platforms have come up for better engagement of the masses and the artists. Some artists have also launched their own applications and platforms to stay in touch with their fans
But now, Punjab StarLive, which is one of the biggest event management companies in Punjab, is getting Punjab’s first-ever live PODCAST. With the emphasis on audio and the spoken word, podcasting shares roots with traditional radio programming, but with a different distribution model, involving computer networks and stored files.
Punjab Star Live is getting Punjab its first-ever podcast which will cater to the Punjabi media industry and this is the best chance for them to partner with anyone who is interested in it as sponsors.
The podcast will have one artist and five industry experts who will talk with the artists about his/her journey so far, his/her projects and various other subjects in a casual humor talk. The owners of Punjabi StarLive are Garry who work with Harry from USA on global foot print of media and entertainment industry.
Garry, Director of Punjabi StarLive said that we are very excited about the engagement and the Podcast Live Sessions. Other entertainment industries already had this platform to engage with the artists on one to one interview basis. Getting this to Punjab for the first time, we feel very obliged. We are sure to get a positive response from everybody who will be involved with us on this journey we love punjab, punjabi and our rich culture.
Popular anchor and actor Gurjit Singh said that he is extremely excited and he is looking forward to the sessions. Interviewing the artists as a single anchor is completely different but this is a completely new idea that really made him enthusiastic. Interviewing one artist with five more people at the same time is in itself a very thrilling and exciting experience. Everyone has their own thought process and this is the first time it’ll happen in Punjab. He is more than eager.
Working out with YouTube Live Streaming, Radio Live Digital Telecasts, Spotify and Cast work, the team at Punjab StarLive will build the digital disruptive marketing model throughout Punjabi Media Industry for music and films promotions under one roof throughout. Podcast work in a Disruptive model we have our first shoot schedules on 12th and launch on 6th March. Initially we have 10 episodes series and will go longer based upon audience feedback.
We are also proud to have our Sponsors Easy Visa Consultants owner Shivang Sharma. Having multiyear experience in immigration and resettlement business they are pioneer in their field.
 Also we would like to welcome our Chief Guest for today Mr. OP Singh IPS well decorated officer from Haryana, who is on Special Duty for CM Haryana, who is also secretary of sports department or Haryana.
Also we are very proud to have our Studio sponsor Ajay who has been kind enough to let use their space and studio setup for this real dhamaka of Punjabi Podcast.

Fanta Rings in the Festival of Colors With Its Playful Holi Campaign: ‘Khelo Fanta Wali, #NoBahanaHoli’

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh, 06th Mar, 2020:- Adding a splash of fun to the colorful festival of Holi, Coca-Cola India, one of the country’s leading beverage companies has unveiled a new campaign ‘Khelo Fanta Wali #NoBahanaHoli” for its leading orange sparkling beverage – Fanta. The campaign in a playful manner reiterates the brand’s core promise of being the best companion for uninhibited playful fun this Holi.
The campaign reinforces how Fanta’s bold orangey taste helps teens to unlock their playful self, enabling them to shed their inhibitions. Teens today seem to face a lot of peer pressure and as a result go through painstaking effort to protect their curated personas, which can get in the way of maximising their enjoyment during festivals like Holi. Fanta reminds teens that its ok to let fun just be fun & that there is nothing wrong in just enjoying the moment to the fullest. In the two videos, Fanta’s brand ambassador Sara Ali Khan invites teens to shed their excuses and play their #NoBahanaHoli
Commenting on the new campaign, Shrenik Dasani, Vice President-Sparkling Category, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, said that the bold orangey taste of Fanta has always been known to nudge teens into unlock their spontaneous playfulness. When we were teenagers, the festival of Holi was an excuse to have unabashed fun. But today amongst the Insta savvy teenagers, the need to always look perfect sometimes stops them from doing so. With #NoBahanaHoli Fanta urges teens to have unabashed fun.
Ritu Sharda, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy North: Holi is one truly young-at-heart festival. In fact, as far as festivals go, you can say that Holi never outgrew its teens. But many teens out there are happy to give it a miss. For them, Holi does not quite fit with the curated personas they are building on social media. Their excuses to not play Holi sometimes steal its colour. With its youthful DNA, we felt Fanta would just be the right brand to call out these excuses. And Sara Ali Khan as the brand ambassador gave us the right star power to deliver the message. The campaign ‘Khelo Fanta Wali #NoBahanaHoli’ speaks to the teens in their language and invites them to unleash Holi’s fun and frolic, accompanied by bold orangey taste of Fanta. And play Holi without any excuse.
In addition to the Digital & On Ground, the campaign will be supported by a robust Fanta #NoBahanaHoli selfie/video challenge through Radio & Digital platforms.