Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Analog Records Releases "Gaddi Kaali"

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- JSL a renowned music director of Punjab industry has finally come up with his new single as a singer Gaddi Kaali ... after completing successful projects like Mukhtiyar Chadha as a music director now he is very much focused to launch himself as a singer ... Rap of Ikka has given a new dimension in this song .
Analog Records which is a new music company in the market has launched the song under its banner.
After talking to the directors of the company Swapnil Raj said that it's a new music label in the Punjab industry but we have many projects in a row of all the famous singers of the industry to launch. We are also very much keen to look forward for the upcoming talents to work with.
Naresh Agarwal said that though he is not from Punjab but the greet he received from the people of Punjab is really commendable.
S Mukhtiar said that he had a wonderful experience of completing more than 1000 songs for other music companies but now looking forward to take analog Records to the peak.

10th I.J. Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop entitled “ Organs Talk-Time to take Prevention” Starts

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- First day of the 10th I.J. Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop entitled “ Organs Talk - Time to take Prevention” was conducted by the Department of Anatomy, PGIMER, Chandigarh today. It was attended by the students of Gian Jyoti School, Mohali, SD Vidya School, Ambala Cantt, Ashiana Children Home, Panchkula and Mukand Lal public school, Yamunanagar.  The workshop was inaugurated by the Maj Gen M.S. Kandal, Swami Nishtha Nand ji and Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh. It was followed by the cultural programme. The students were made aware about the serious consequences of antibiotic abuse, drinking alcohol, smoking, having transfats, excessive use of mobile phones and driving without helmet. After attending the demonstrations, many children pledged to quit junk food, misuse of mobile phones and antibiotics. Evening session was attended by the public.

Rajesh Kumar Wins Regional Round of Castrol Super Mechanic All India Finals

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- Rajesh Kumar from Chandigarh, Mangat Chandel from Ludhiana and Satish Kumar from Delhi emerged as the top three winners of the Castrol Super Mechanic regional round held in Delhi, and have qualified for the all India finals to be held in Mumbai in September 2017.
Commenting on his win, Rajesh Kumar said that he is thrilled to share the Castrol Super Mechanic winners’ platform with such experienced and senior mechanics. It was a great feeling to win this contest. This was also a useful session to enhance my knowledge and technical expertise.
Castrol, one of the leading lubricant brands in India, launched the innovative and exciting Castrol Super Mechanic contest to provides a public platform for independent two-wheeler mechanics to showcase their talent and skill. Thousands of two-wheeler mechanics from across the country signed up to participate in the unique contest that commenced across India in May 2017. Following the registration, contestants participated in an initial round to qualify for regional rounds which will run in eight cities.
Over 150 mechanics participated in the exciting competition held in Delhi. The competition included a quiz round and two practical rounds which included a diagnostic and an assembly round. The competition was fierce and the level of skill and knowledge on display was of a very high standard. Besides the competition, all participants went through a technical training on two-wheeler engine technology.
Commenting on the contest, Kedar Apte–Vice President Marketing, Castrol India said that we are delighted by the overwhelming response we have received for the Castrol Super Mechanic contest. Mechanics are our key business partners and we are delighted to provide them with a platform where they can showcase their knowledge and skills. We have also taken the opportunity to share knowledge and information with them about the latest trends and technologies in motorcycle engines, maintenance and lubricants. The regional rounds of the Castrol Super Mechanic contest will also provide participants with the opportunity to interact with fellow mechanics from other cities and towns and learn from each other.
The top three all India winners will have the honour of being recognized as the Castrol Super Mechanics from India and will participate in the Castrol Asia Pacific Mechanic contest to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2017. Participants from six countries will be competing at the Castrol Asia Pacific Mechanic contest.

Hockey Chandigarh is organizing Chandigarh Junior State Hockey Championship from 22nd August to 25th August

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- Hockey Chandigarh, is organizing Chandigarh Junior State Hockey Championship from today 22nd August, 2017 to 25th August,2017 for both Boys & Girls at Sec-42, Hockey Stadium Chandigarh. Eight Teams each for Junior Boys & Girls are participating in this Championship. 
According to the Anil Vohra, Secretary General, Hockey Chandigarh that the daily four matches will be played. He said that two matches will be played in the morning 08.00 am to 10.00 am and two matches will be played in the evening 04.00 pm. To 06.00 pm. He further shared that final matches for both the girls and boys  will played on 25th August.

SOTC First National Travel Service Provider to Enter Integrated Spiritual + Leisure Segment

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- India has been one of the richest centers of spirituality over the last four thousand years. Tourism opportunities have developed immensely in the last couples of decades. Religious places are ranked high in preferred tourist destinations for Indians.
The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report shows that between 2007 and 2015, the share of respondents in India who perceived religion to be very important increased by 11% to 80% now and the average expenditure on religious trips has more than doubled during this period. According to National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) half of the package trips were made for religious and pilgrimage purposes and about 28 percent for leisure and holiday purposes. These are clear indicators of the expanding sector.
A survey by SOTC was conducted in the age group of 18-55 years and above. Findings from the survey that 53% are interested to opt for a pilgrimage tour if a reputed travel operator offered their services. 47% have travelled on a pilgrimage tour. 38% sought assistance to plan a pilgrimage tour. 19% sought assistance from a local travel agent. 45% take a pilgrimage tour once in a year. 15% take a pilgrimage tour once in 6 months. 51% of the respondents look at a hassle free experience as the top requirement from a pilgrimage tour, and 38% want sightseeing and a guided tour as part of their pilgrimage tour.
To cater to this growing demand of spiritual tourism in the country, SOTC has introduced Darshans in association with ePuja, India’s first online portal for religious ceremonies. Darshans by SOTC is a selection of over 40 specially designed religious and spiritual experiences across 60 holy destinations in India. The tours have been designed keeping in mind the specific needs of the travellers to seamlessly aid their spiritual journey. The package includes peaceful, quick, convenient, hassle-free religious experience, pooja, special ‘havan,’ abhisheka, assisted temple visit amongst others.   
Speaking about the launch, Vishal Suri, Managing Director, SOTC Travel said that spiritual Tourism is the single largest category in domestic tourism which is an untapped, fragmented industry, opportunity.  Indians are seeking a pre-planned, organized, comfortable, spiritual travel experience. SOTC Darshans, offers customers this very service. Religious travellers can now explore a new way of travel that aids their spiritual journey. Pricing of our products has been worked around to suit every budget, offering travellers a seamless spiritual journey.

NBFC-MFIs Witnesses 28% YoY Growth in Q1 FY18: MFIN Report

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- According to the recently released report by Microfinance Institutions Network, the first RBI appointed Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO) and an industry association, Non-Banking Finance Company-Microfinance Institutions (NBFC-MFIs) have registered 8% growth over last quarter and 26% growth YoY in Q1 FY18.
The size of the microfinance industry stood at Rs 106,823 crore in Q1 FY18 basis the total outstanding loan portfolio.  Banks have become the largest provider of micro-credit with a loan outstanding of Rs. 38,486 crore and 36% share in the micro credit business. This includes both direct lending as well as indirect lending through business correspondent partnerships. NBFC-MFIs share stands at 31% with loan portfolio of Rs. 32, 820 crores. There has been a decline of debt funding by 20% on a YOY basis.
Other key lenders such as Small Finance Banks, NBFCs and Non-profit MFIs account for rest of the business. Speaking on the report Ratna Vishwanathan, CEO, MFIN said that the microfinance business has been stable over the past quarter. The latest data also shows that there was a minor increase in the total number of loans disbursed by NBFC-MFIs over the last year which stands at 55.82 lakh but the increase in loan amount disbursed registered 21% growth YoY. Portfolio at risk numbers have also seen improvement which shows that NBFC-MFI business is slowly returning to normalcy. However, we will have to wait for another few quarters as we expect it to come back to pre-demonetization level of under 1% by that period. We are optimistic about the industry growth in the coming months.
NBFC-MFIs witnessed the growth of 19% in number of clients which stands at 2.08 crore towards the end of Q1 FY18. The loan amount disbursed in Q1 FY 17-18 by NBFC-MFIs increased by 21% compared to Q1 FY 16-17 reaching to Rs. 11,959 crore. The latest data also shows that there was a minor increase in the total number of loans disbursed by NBFC-MFIs over the last year which stands at 55.82 lakh but the increase in loan amount disbursed registered 21% growth YoY. Post demonetization due to delay in repayments, there was a sudden deterioration in portfolio quality. However, PAR >30 (Portfolio at risk) has decreased from 10.80% in Q4FY17 to 7.46% in Q1FY17-18 which exhibits improvement in loan repayments.
The distribution of GLP is the highest in South India at 31%, followed by North India at 26%, West India at 22% and East India at 21%. Over half of the total disbursements (which accounts for 58%) during the concerned quarter came from five states, namely-Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Maharashtra, and West Bengal.

Renowned Indian Footballer C K Vineeth Flagged off Paithalmala Marathon in Kannur

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- C K Vineeth, Indian footballer officially flagged off the Paithalmala marathon, organized by District Tourism Promotion Council of Kannur in the presence of K C Joseph MLA. The tourism board organized a vertical marathon in the districtfor about 4.5 km, out of which about 3.5 km were uphill.80contestants from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka participated in the marathon.
Mr. Shiju C.P won the marathon and was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 10000, certificate and medal. Karthi P - second runner up and Josbin Dominic third runner up of the marathon were awarded with cash prizes of Rs. 8000 and Rs. 6000 respectively. Moreover, Athira Michael received prize, which stood first amongst the three ladies participants.
The district tourism board is keen on promoting the unexplored and pristine destinations of Kerala across the world. Paithalmala, the scenic hill station in Kannur is one of the destinations that have immense untapped tourism potential in Kerala.
Speaking on the occasion, Mir Mohammed Ali, District Collector, Chairman-DTPC, Kannur stated that through this event, our objective was to promote the picturesque beauty of this magnificent destination. It was an opportunity for the travelers to experience amazing trekking experience in Paithalmala. Through such events, we attempt to promote the unexplored destination of Kerala to attract domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Speaking on the occasion, C K Vineeth, Indian footballer stated that it gives me immense pleasure to inaugurate the marathon, which was organized to promote the pristine destinations of Kerala. It is moment of pride to be associated with the state tourism’s initiative as I have played for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL) last year. It would be my pleasure to be associated with Kerala Tourism in future as well.
Kadakampally Surendran, Minister of Tourism, Government of Kerala extended heartiest congratulations to all the winners of the marathon. Kadakampally Surendran said that with the aim to double the domestic tourist arrivals and 50% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in the next five years, the tourism department will keep on organizing such events to promote the state tourism. The state has a lot of untapped tourism potential to attract maximum domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Paithalmala, formerly known as Vaithalmala, is a beautiful hill station located 4,500 feet above sea level near the Kerala-Karnataka border. The mountain is spread across 500 acres of dense forest. It is the tallest geographic peak, which is a perfect trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts. While trekking through waterfalls and dense forest, vacationers were thrilled and had a challenging experience. The beautiful view of the valleys and hills covered with mist is really breathtaking. One can indulge into the lush greenery amidst the showers throughout the day.
Towards the north of Kozhikode and Wayanad districts lies the district of Kannur, which is famous for its dazzling ritual performance called Theyyam. The land is a lively mélange of beautiful beaches, historic sites, interesting folk arts and folk music, rituals, religious practices and festivities. The district also is home to some of the traditional industrial sectors of Kerala. The region also has its place in the freedom struggle against the British.

DishTV Appoints Pushkar Singh Kataria as Chief Human Resources Officer

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd August:- DishTV, Asia’s largest direct-to-home (DTH) brand to has announced the appointment of Pushkar Singh Kataria, as Chief Human Resources Officer with immediate effect. In his new role, Pushkar Singh Kataria will be responsible for reshaping the organizational design and rewards structure to reflect the dynamics of the business environment. He will also provide strategic leadership, oversee talent management and drive HR excellence. The announcement comes ahead of DishTV and Videocon’s merger post which Pushkar Singh Kataria will be leading the HR operations of the merged entity Dish TV Videocon Limited.
Speaking on the occasion Anil Dua, Group Chief Executive Officer, DishTV statedthat he is delighted to welcome Pushkar Singh Kataria into the DishTV family. Having worked across all specialized areas of the HR domain, he comes with solid experience. With DishTV at the cusp of significant transformation, this experience should stand us in good state, on both business and employee fronts. Pushkar Singh Kataria leadership and dynamism will help us steer future growth in this new phase of our journey.”
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Pushkar Singh Kataria has worked in various organizations such as Reliance Capital, Vedanta Resources and Praxair. Pushkar Singh Kataria brings in profound understanding and knowledge about the industry, and showcases expertise in many aspects of human resources management including organizational development, talent management and performance management. He has also introduced several change management initiatives. Prior to joining DishTV he served as the Chief People Officer and President at Reliance Capital. He is an engineer by qualification and done Post Graduation in HR. His interests include travelling and cricket.