Tuesday, 7 March 2017

92.7 BIG FM to Honour Best of The City With ‘BIG City Pride Award’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- 92.7 BIG FM, India’s largest and No.1 radio network, known for pioneering innovative and relatable content, has announced a unique awards property for its listeners titled ‘BIG City Pride’. This is the first ever city awards that works around a semi democratic model and identifies people, places or businesses that are the pride of the respective cities. After identifying and being voted by the listeners, BIG City Pride will honor them under various categories.  Each city boasts of many attractions, which are an integral part of the city’s identity. By doing so, 92.7 BIG FM is taking a step towards providing these entities the spotlight they deserve.
The prides of city will be chosen based on voting as well as the opinion of an expert panel, adding a sense of authenticity to the property. The selection will be from two categories from different industries. This will be announced every month from March onwards till end of the year
This award will ensure involvement of all its patrons as the nominees and the winners chosen through public voting. The categories eligible for the awards range from food joints, real estate/local developers, malls, educational institutes, artists/personalities etc among other.
In an attempt to drive engagement and form a local connect with the listeners; this award aims at giving the audience an opportunity to choose the best elements of a city that make it unique.
 On the launch of this exemplary property, Gaurav Mahajan spokesperson from 92.7 BIG FM said that Big City Pride intends to build a real and personal connect with city-wise audience. We all love certain factors about our city that make our cities unique. However these attractions often might not get the appreciation they deserve. Big City Pride awards will recognize these entities with the support of our audience honor them and provide them the focus and attention they deserve. A city’s pride is BIG FM’s pride too.
The nominees will be shortlisted solely based on public voting, while the titles will be awarded based on 70% public and 30% jury voting. The jury will comprise of local experts in their respective segments which will add more value and reliability to the property.
In addition to public voting through SMS, RJs will go on-ground to involve more and more audience real-time in this process and to provide the listeners an opportunity to cast their votes for the nominees through vox pop.
Making the awards more interactive and engaging for its listeners, the RJs will keep the audience glued to 92.7 BIG FM with some interesting stories and fun games that revolve around this particular property. Along with this, lucky listeners, whose choice matches with the jury will be announced as the winner of a bumper prize. The winners across the categories will be felicitated with a trophy and a certificate by 92.7 BIG FM.
The in addition to Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Shimla, Amritsar, activity will simultaneously take place across Chennai, Ranchi, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Jodhpur, Kota, Agra, Kanpur along with Kolkata and Bangalore.

Oliveboard Launches Online Tutorials for SBI PO-2017 Exam

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- Oliveboard, an online preparation portal for Government & Banking exams, has launched online tutorials in English and Hindi for SBI PO 2017 Exam. The State Bank of India has officially released the notification of SBI PO 2017 Exam for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in its branches across the country. SBI PO is most popular among banking exams and every year lakhs of people from across the country apply for the exam. Addressing the lack of good coaching institutes esp. in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities, Oliveboard has developed an effective solution in the form of these tutorials that can be accessed from a PC or mobile conveniently.
Log onto: www.oliveboard.in for more details or call on: +91-72593-89101
Created by exam toppers, experts and top faculty across the country, the course offers updated material with the latest exam patterns, an extensive range of high quality mock tests, available in both Hindi and English, along with video tutorials that will help one ace the exam. Oliveboard gives you one free mock test when you sign up, thus giving a chance to evaluate course content before you subscribe to the complete module.
Valid for one year i.e. from 1st February to 31st January, the SBI PO 2017, tutorials offered by Oliveboard comprise a set of 20 Mock tests for prelims, 10 mock tests for mains, Sectional & Topic Tests with 10,000+ questions and detailed solutions which are available in both English and Hindi. Video tutorials and study materials are provided to help you master the basic concepts. In order to improve your score an adaptive engine targets your weak areas with material you need to work on most. The package is affordably priced at Rs. 499 onwards for mock tests and can be synchronized across devices.
Abhishek Patil, CEO, Oliveboard said that we have introduced a comprehensive tutorial for these exams, with a renewed syllabus and up to-date content. Everyone wants to succeed in life but sometimes not having access to a good coaching institute becomes a hindrance. We aim to bridge that gap by offering easily accessible and affordable tutorials.

Day Five of AIFW AW’17 To Showcase 'Pearl Portfolio' by Pearl Academy

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and the Pearl Academy today announced, day five of AIFW AW’17, to present the Pearl Portfolio. The FDCI and Pearl Academy, a leading design institute with a legacy of over two decades have come together to nurture and develop future design visionaries. The event will be held from March 15-18, and the Pearl Portfolio, will be added as the fifth day, on March 19, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, in the capital.
Day five will witness five shows by the School of Fashion, Styling and Textiles, Pearl Academy, featuring over 600 ensembles by 350 plus students. Pearl Portfolio has been a signature event of Pearl Academy for the last 23 years and has been an annual launch pad showcasing the work of graduating students pursuing their goals in fashion as well as related industries.
On the announcement, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI stated that we are delighted to present the Pearl Portfolio as it is a creative space, which fosters fresh ideas through enabling design education. As a leading body that promotes design excellence, this collaboration will give an opportunity to greenhorns, to have an eclectic vision for the future.
Prof. Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy said that it is fabulous for our students to be showcasing at the Amazon India Fashion Week. The intent is to give our students relevant learning, invaluable exposure and the best possible experience. Strong collaborations with industry partners like FDCI have made this possible.

Cyient Completes Acquisition of CERTON Software Inc.

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- Cyient Limited (“Cyient”), through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary Cyient Inc., has acquired 100% ownership of CERTON Software Inc. (“CERTON”). The acquisition of CERTON will strengthen Cyient’s business by adding unique, model-based systems engineering tools and test automation capabilities that are used to design, develop, simulate, validate, and verify safety-critical embedded systems, software, and electronic hardware.
Based in Melbourne, Florida, USA, with a core team of around 45  people and incorporated in 2006, CERTON is an IP-led, innovative provider of full product life-cycle engineering services to companies seeking certification approval for safety-critical products.These solutions cater primarily to the Aerospace and Defense industry, but also in the Medical and Transportation sectors.  
Anand Parameswaran, Senior Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, Cyient, commented that Cyient is very proud of our engineering capabilities, especially in the Aerospace and Defense industry. The acquisition of CERTON will not only further strengthen our presence in the avionics market, but also support our manufacturing services.  CERTON’s solutions in the regulatory certification design, development, validation and verification (V&V) domain will enhance our competencies in the Medical and Transportation industries as well.
Timothy Stockton, CEO and Founder of CERTON, stated that we believe that our core capabilities in modeling, simulation, and automation of embedded safety-critical systems validation and verification (V&V) combine with Cyient’s global reach, financial strength, and engineering expertise to provide customers an unprecedented Design Led Manufacturing (DLM) offering in the Aerospace and Defense, Medical and Transportation industries.  CERTON is proud and excited to be part of the Cyient family and we look forward to what we can accomplish together in the marketplace.

Chandigarh Police to Host 5th DGP Invitational Golf Tournament-2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- Chandigarh Police in collaboration with SARA Group is organizing 5th DGP Invitational Golf Tournament. The Tournament will be held at Panchkula Golf Club on 11th March, 2017 and at Chandigarh Golf club on 12th March 2017.  Over 100 prominent officers/participants will be competing in this event. Tajender Singh Luthra, DGP, UT, Chandigarh, Alok Kumar, DIG/UT, Eish Singhal, SSP/UT, Ravi Kumar Singh, SP/Operations and other police officials of the Chandigarh Police will be present at the CGC.

thyssenkrupp Elevator & Cyient Partner to Enhance Predictive Solutions for Elevator Industry

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, data analytics, and network and operations solutions has entered into a long-term agreement with thyssenkrupp Elevator, a global market leader in passenger transportation systems, to support its MAX platform. MAX is the world’s first real-time, cloud-based predictive maintenance solution and a game changer for the elevator industry.  Cyient’s advanced analytics and big data solutions will be integrated into MAX to help deliver predictive maintenance solutions.
With more than 12 million elevators transporting over a billion people each day, elevator maintenance issues cause 190 million hours of downtime annually.  thyssenkrupp Elevator’s MAX platform, a predictive and pre-emptive maintenance service solution for elevators, can revolutionize the industry by utilizing IoT and analytics.  It is capable of cutting elevator downtime in half, significantly increasing availability levels and improving efficiency for cities aiming to be smarter. 
The solution developed with Microsoft and using its Azure cloud platform and Azure IoT Suite, will now also incorporate Cyient’s expertise in creating predictive analytics solutions.  Cyient will develop algorithms and integrated solutions to leverage data from thyssenkrupp’s “things” its elevators, and enhance thyssenkrupp’s ability to diagnose potential problems and deliver superior service.
Commenting on this occasion, Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director and CEO, Cyient said that we are very excited about Cyient’s partnership with thyssenkrupp, especially in supporting their pursuit for innovative passenger transportation. Our collaboration will enhance thyssenkrupp's competitive advantage in the elevator industry with the help of advanced analytics and big data solutions. We are committed to continually developing unique competencies and analytics solutions for our clients through our dedicated data science competency center, Cyient Insights.
Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator, added that for us, MAX is an integral part of our plans to transform the elevator industry and enhance urban mobility in cities across the world. He further said that building on our collaborations for MAX with Microsoft and Vodafone, we are glad to have found another strong partner for this solution in Cyient. We are confident that their expertise in analytics will help to further develop MAX’s competencies, supporting our 24,000+ technicians in the field and taking elevator service into the digital era.

MCM organizes Two Day Workshop on Beauty Care

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- The Cosmetology and Beauty Care (CBC) department of MCM DAV College for Women organized a Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan (RUSA) sponsored two-day workshop on make-up, nail art and hair. Organized in collaboration with Strands Academy, Chandigarh, the workshop had 55 students in attendance.
Malika and Neena, both experts from the academy conducted the workshop. During the first day, students got to learn the nuances of bridal make up and corrective make up and the second day entailed a detailed session on hair smoothening, advanced haircuts and nail art techniques. The participants also got to know the precautions to be followed while coloring hair, understand the chemical reactions that take place during rebonding and many other informative insights. The participants were awarded certificates at the end of the workshop.
Appreciating this endeavor of the Cosmetology and Beauty Care department, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava asserted that skill based programmes that help learners to become self-dependent are the need of the hour and MCM is proud to offer such opportunities to its' students through programmes like Interior Designing and Decoration, Video Reporting, CBC, etc. 

AIHM organizes Blood Donation Camp

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42 D organized a Blood Donation Camp on March 7, 2017 in alliance with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and was sponsored by State Bank of India, Sector 37, Chandigarh.
The Institute organizes Blood Donation Camp on annually basis, in which students and the staff members enthusiastically participate for the virtuous cause. Most of the students appeared to be eager on donating blood, a component that has no substitute.
 Anil Sarwal, Branch Manager, State Bank of India, Sector 37 was invited as a Chief Guest. He acknowledged the efforts of the Institute for the noble cause. Doctors from PGI appreciated the endeavor of the institute for taking such an initiative and extending indispensable service towards the humanity and said that requirements of safe blood are growing and constant voluntary blood donations are vital for blood transfusion services.
Bharti Tyagi, Principal of the Institute said that a life may depend on a gesture from you, a bottle of Blood. It will cost us nothing but it will save a life. She appreciated the students and staff members who donated blood.
The donors went through a round of medical check-up before donating blood and were given memento, refreshment and a certificate of recognition for their humane service towards the society. A confidential blood test report and a Donor’s Card shall be issued to the donors by PGI, Chandigarh. The event was a massive success with 192 units of Blood collected for the noble cause.

Sports Deptt to Conduct Trials for Chandigarh Civil Services Hockey Team

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- The Sports Department, Chandigarh Administration is conducting trials to select the Chandigarh Civil Services Hockey Team on 10.03.2017 at 3:30 PM in the Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Sector-42, Chandigarh.
Only full-fledged Departments of Chandigarh Administration (U.T.) are eligible to take part in the trials.  All the participants shall carry individual Identity Card for verification of eligibility criteria.
The selected team will represent Chandigarh Civil Services Team in the All India Civil Services Hockey Tournament scheduled to be held at Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Sector-42, Chandigarh from 18.03.2017 to 25.03.2017.

Blood Test Camp Jointly Inaugurated by Mayor & Commissioner MC

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- A three day Blood Test Camp for blood testing of approximate 700 Sweepers of Municipal Corporation organized by Municipal Corporation at Night Shelter near Phase 6, which was formally inaugurated jointly by Mayor Municipal Corporation Kulwant Singh & Commissioner Municipal Corporation Rajesh Dhiman.
 Rajesh Dhiman, Commissioner Municipal Corporation said that sweepers play a very prominent role for ensuring cleanliness & hygiene of the city as most of the times they perform their duties under very adverse conditions and making them reluctant towards their health. As such, to ensure better health of the workers, Municipal Corporation has started the initiative for their blood test, so that they could become aware about their health conditions and could get better health care. He said any disease if noticed during blood test will be diagnosed free of cost and relevant medicine will also be provided free of cost. Municipal Corporation has established night shelters for the homeless at phase 6 near Dara Studio & Industrial Area Ph 1 whereat, any homeless person could stay during night hours.
During this Mayor Municipal Corporation Kulwant Singh said that this blood test camp will prove very beneficial for the workers and will aware them about their health conditions. He said that for ensuring clean environment tree plantation near night shelter has been carried out. He said that we should contribute for clean & green environment. During this trees were planted by councilor Municipal Corporation.
During this Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation Smt. Avneet Kaur & other officers & councilors were present.

Special Training for Counting Staff Conducted for Counting of Votes

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- Counting of votes for the assembly election 2017, casted on 4th February will be conducted on 11th March. As such, requisite arrangements for spotless counting of votes have been ensured. This was stated by District electoral officer cum Deputy Commissioner D.S. Mangat while imparting the training to counting staff deputed for the purpose at District Administrative Complex.
During this, Deputy Commissioner directed the counting staff to perform their duties with dedication. He also directed the counting staff to ensure satisfaction of parties' agents regarding seal on E.V.M.s before unsealing the voting machines. He said that Mobile phone will not be allowed in counting hall on day of counting. Counting of votes will start at 08:00 am on 11th March and counting staff will be present at 07:00 am in the counting halls. He said that counting centre for all the three constituencies of the district namely SAS Nagar, Dera Bassi and Kharar have been set up at District Administrative Complex, Sector 76, SAS Nagar. Individual counting hall for each constituency have been formed and entire process of vote counting will be connected under the monitoring of returning officer concerned.
District electoral officer said that three counting halls have been designated at 4th floor District Administrative Complex whereat to facilitate counting 14 tables at each counting hall will be provided and for each constituency 20 supervisors, 20 counting assistants and 20 micro observers will be deputed. He said that second rehearsal of counting staff to facilitate the counting process will be conducted on 10th March, so that counting staff count not face any difficulty for vote counting. He said that polling result will be announced after counting of votes. During this, Additional District Electoral Officer cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner Charan dev Singh Mann, Returning Officer SAS Nagar Ms. Anuprita Johal, Returning Officer Kharar Ms. Amaninder Brar, Returning Officer Dera Bassi Ms. Ruhi Dugg, election Tehsildar Hardeep Singh, & official deputed  as counting staff were present.

Jaipur Couture Show:Ajay & Buzy Once Again Created Magic of High Couture Fashion

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- After mesmerizing pink city with fashion showcasing in Miss Rajsthan and draping all contestants  in their beautiful ensembles Designer duo Ajay Sinha & Buzy once again created the magic of High Couture fashion  yet again this time with Jaipur Couture SHOW. Buoyed by the overwhelming response and success of their last show Designers formed a special connect with pink city and took everyone to the pinnacle of high couture and ultra glamorous fashion with Jaipur couture show in pink city. Designers Ajay Sinha & Buzy from Buzjay fashion showcased their high couture collection.

Show stopper Tara Viva and leading models looked stunning in beautiful ensemble by designer Ajay Sinha and Buzy.  Designers were upbeat to spread effervescence of ultra glamorous fashion, grandeur and magnificence with their new collection based on the theme of Royal Chariatte Effervescence of stunning Hi End Designs  were splashed.
For show designers devised vivid looks based on themes of High Couture Glamour and Red Carpet, As a highlight designers dedicated a special look in the name of Maharani Padmavati, oozed royalty and regal charm of Rajasthan. Splendid silhouettes of stunning designs were displayed by beautiful models and super model Tara Viva as showstopper....
Designers paid special attention to detailing of innovative looks and captured true essence of royalties and elegance. They reflected the blue blooded taste and elite style of ultra glam fashion and high end couture. 

According to designers Ajay Sinha & Buzy fashion & class met high end glamour in the show as we put forward the stratospheric level of haute couture designs. With Power packed event we launched elegant sartorial styles. We created Innovative cuts that are very modern, contemporary with a hint of traditional charm. Our designs reflected magnificence, effervescence, vibrancy and rich cultural lineage and are sheer bliss reflecting epitome of style, grace and effortlessness of royal aura that surrounds them like Halo. This was our second showcasing in Jaipur, we feel a special bond with the city and are hopeful to receive overwhelming response for our designs yet again, concluded designers Ajay Sinha & Buzy.

Housing Bank Algeria Selects Infosys Finacle to Power its Operations

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th March:- The Housing Bank, one of the most respected banks in the Middle East, and Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), announced the selection of the Finacle suite of solutions to power the bank’s operations in Algeria. The bank has chosen to deploy the Finacle Core Banking, Trade Finance and Internet Banking solutions and will also deploy the Finacle Islamic Banking solution for its Shariah banking product. The Finacle Analytics solution will enable the bank to offer targeted and customized offerings to its customers. With Finacle, the Housing Bank Algeria will not only achieve a significant jump in operational efficiencies, but will also accelerate growth, manage scale and drive innovation, thereby providing superior value to its customers. 
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head, Infosys Finacle said that a truly digital transformation of banking operations is today no longer a matter of choice, but a necessary requirement for success. He added that with the adoption of the Finacle solution suite, the Housing Bank Algeria is among the select few banks in the MENA region with a proven technology platform to deliver a digital age banking experience to its customers. Building on our current partnerships in Jordan and Algeria, Finacle is well poised to help the bank extends this success across its other regional entities for accelerating growth and profitability.
Houcine Hannachi, General Manager, Housing Bank Algeria, said that as a private bank in the Algerian market, we are continuously looking to offer our customers with new products and services. We recognize today’s challenges and competition. Our strategy is to benefit from information technology evolvement by empowering and complementing the bank’s business, sales and marketing. We believe that these Finacle Solutions will support us in our mission and help us enhance our customer’s banking experience, and above all inspire us to innovate.