Tuesday, 10 October 2017

SBI Launches Credit Certification in Collaboration with Moody’s Analytics

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- The State Bank of India (SBI) and Moody’s Analytics announced their collaboration to provide bank-wide credit certification to SBI’s employees enabling them to source, appraise and monitor loans faster. The initiative enhances SBI’s market-leading credit curriculum with the globally recognised expertise of Moody’s Analytics. The programme also addresses the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) mandate for financial institutions to certify the proficiency of all staff in credit management via an accredited institution.
On the announcement,  Prashant Kumar, DMD & CDO, SBI said that the collaboration with Moody’s Analytics will help to enhance our employees’ ability to source, appraise and monitor loans. It will also speed up the process in more efficient manner. This programme is directly aligned with bank’s goals, and our employees look forward to obtaining a world-class certification from Moody’s Analytics.
The Moody’s Analytics Certificate in Commercial Credit (CICC) has been adapted to the India’s banking sector with the help of former SBI officials and leading industry experts.
Ari Lehavi, Executive Director at Moody’s Analytics, said that we are honoured to work with SBI to help enhance its employees’ expertise in credit assessment. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with an organisation that shares our commitment to excellence in all aspects of credit lending and risk management.
To set a common standard of proficiency among professionals at India’s financial institutions, RBI issued guidelines on 26 April 2017 mandating certifications for specialised banking functions. RBI has accredited Moody’s Analytics certifications in the area of Credit Management.

Short Film "Dichotomy of Hope" Presents Unique Challenges for Both Mind and Heart

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- Dichotomy of Hope is a short film based on difference of opinion between beliefs and desires, which presents some unique challenges for both mind and heart. The stage where the heart knows what he wants and struggles to achieve its desire at any cost and brain tries to deviant the path knowing facts about the possibility and likelihood of future events, this movie is about the diversity or redeeming the original self, but more about the creation of the new-self. Once the dichotomy is established, it might be tempted to show the ways of achieving the great meaning. This everyday conflict that one encounters needs to recognize the dichotomy of hope and opportunity.
Dichotomy of hope is creation of Ojaswwee Sharma featuring Gurpreet Sarwara and the voice of Ramandeep Singh, produced and designed by Pinaka Mediaworks headed by Sunil Sharma.
If there comes a choice between feeding your material desires or artistic pursuits what would you chose? That's the tough choice Gurdiyaal has made in his career of 25 years. In order to fulfill his aim of changing society for better has not only relinquished a career that offered perks but also his family that wouldn't share his ideals. The Dichotomy Of Hope is a shot in the arm to dying Theatre, a tribute to an artiste's soulful journey.
The film released worldwide online on Rolling Frames Entertainment ™ online Digital network supported and powered by Bingo Media (Media Partner), Veblr (Video Content Partner), Bingo Baba (Online Publishing Partner) and Unltd Films & Media, NewZNew, Punjabi Grooves, Punjabi Mania, as (Online Promotional Partner).
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UTI Mastershare- More Than 30 Years of Wealth Creation

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme is India’s first equity oriented fund launched in October 1986 and it has completed more than 30 years of Wealth Creation.  UTI Mastershare has a brilliant track record of 31 years of uninterrupted dividend distribution across all market cycles- be it bearish or bullish. Even during the extended bearish phase of 2000-2004 when many funds skipped dividends, UTI Mastershare paid dividend due to its prudent investment policy. The scheme has also rewarded investors with bonus and rights on many occasions.
This scheme is an open end equity oriented scheme having a corpus of Rs. 4362  crore (as on August 31, 2017) and 5.33 lakh investor accounts (as August 31, 2017). It aims at securing capital appreciation / or income distribution over a long term, by investing in equity shares and equity related instruments and fully convertible bonds/debentures of companies. The scheme follows a disciplined approach to invest and has maintained stream of annual dividend by booking annual profits. 
UTI Mastershare is a predominantly large-cap focused fund.  The scheme’s top holding consist of well known and researched companies like HDFC Bank, , ICICI Bank, Infosys, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Maruti Suzuki India, Indus Ind Bank, TCS, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, ITC, Reliance Industries, BPCL and L&T which account for 46% of the portfolio. Scheme has a well disciplined investment criterion in sector/stock allocation and number of stocks.
The scheme has been a steady performer with lower volatility. UTI Mastershare has generated a return (CAGR) of 14.92% against benchmark return of 13.92% since inception (as on 31.8.17). Just to highlight the growth of investment into the fund that an amount of Rs.10000/- invested at inception has become Rs.7,33,898/-  at the end of August 2017 as against Rs.5,60,545/- as per benchmark-S&P BSE 100. The scheme has generated 73 times returns in the last 31 years.  UTI Mastershare has an efficient expense structure on account of a large corpus and a lower portfolio turnover ratio which in turn provides scope for superior risk adjusted returns.
Swati Kulkarni, Executive Vice President and Fund Manager, UTI AMC, said that UTI Mastershare invests predominantly in companies with large market capitalization whose earnings growth potential is better. Often, these large cap companies generate strong and sustainable cash flows, have cost advantage due to size and enjoy leading position in the market.  UTI Mastershare maintains a well-diversified portfolio and avoids sector as well as stock concentration at all points of time. This has helped the Fund in generating steady returns and has helped the fund to weather the market phases effectively in the past.

BLS International Inaugurates Spain Visa Application Center in Makati, Philippines

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- The Spain Visa Application Center was formally inaugurated in Makati, Philippines by the Consul General of Spain, Mr. Javier Martin Garcia and senior officials from BLS International Services Ltd. on 5th October, 2017.
The event was witnessed by the Deputy Chief of Mission and other senior officials from the Embassy of Spain & Consulate General of Spain, Consul -Indian Embassy, Santosh Mishra, Consul - Syrian Embassy, Mohammed Issam, Chairman-Federation of Indian Commerce Welfare Society, Surinder Kumar, President - Filipino Indian Chamber of Commerce, Rex Daryani and Council - Philippie Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jhonny Chotrani.   
The Consulate particularly appreciated the Value-Added Services including sms, courier, photocopy and photography services that BLS has initiated at the visa application center for the convenience of applicants. 
Commenting on the launch, Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International said that BLS cherishes its bilateral relations with the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de CooperaciĆ³nand is providing the best possible facilities to citizens applying for visas to travel to Spain, either for business or pleasure. We strive to provide highest level of quality of service to the visa applicants, for the benefit of all at Philippines.

Disha & Innovaction Event's organizes Junior Super Model: A Pageant for Kids'

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- The talent round of kids club by disha & Innovaction Event's Junior Super Model – a Pageant for Kids' took place in Chandigarh. This is the fourth edition of Junior Super Model and the same is seeing participation of kids in two age brackets 3-7years, 8-14 years.
The judges' panel was illustrious. Balkar singh, presently working as Director, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. He is in the field of theatre, films & television since more than forty years. Movies : Mere Dad Ki Maruti., Tanu Weds Manu., Forthcoming : Desi Magic, Aayee Balaa Ko Taal Tu Represented India as Director, Folk Dancer & Choreographer to Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Czech Republic, as an actor to USA, Canada, U K, France, South Korea. Retired as Assistant Director from Language Department, Punjab. Karan brar a renowned DIRECTOR & CINEMATOGRAPHER He has done theatre for 10 years (1991 to 2000) as an actor and director Lately he is working as a video director in Punjabi music industry and from March 2017 he is working as a free Lancer cinematographer as well and doing some big projects in Bollywood and pollywood etc. he has done more than one thousand music videos. He has worked with so many known singers like Honey Singh, Raftaar, Raj Brar, Rimz J, Saarthi K, Nachhattar Gill, Nishawn Bhullar, Master Saleem, Sabar koti, Rai Jujhar and more..Nowadays he is working on his film projects. 
Thirty Five (35) smart kids showed their dexterity at different skills in front of the judges. Children showed that they are lesser than none when they showcased dance items, solo acting presentations, sang melodiously etc. Some who were adept at playing musical instruments performed and won the hearts of the audience. At the end of the talent round Miss. and Master. Talented were chosen and the names of these will be announced at the Grand Finale to be held on 15th October. 
Disha Luthra, Managing Director of kids club by Disha & Innovaction Events said that the 
Kids Club by Disha is a club exclusively for Kids which will groom them throughout the year in Personality Development & Confidence, Give them Sense of Fashion & Latest Trend, Prepare them to face any Challenges in their upcoming Life while having fun activities. Not only this, Kids Club by Disha will make sure to promote the Kids in various fields and guide them to excel in life. Junior super model Grand Finale will see three rounds -- Indian Dresses round, Innovative round –based on the theme ‘Diwali special' No to crackers , help poor people on this Diwali, keep your city clean, swach bharat abhiyaan. Save earth.
Disha Said that we want to make the event one which does leave behind an imprint of having given some social message through children, and which helps humanity to fight problems like climate change. The grand finale will also see a cultural show by students from economically weak families. Junior super model last season Winners will be perform a special presentation for Audience and judges. 
She further said that the idea behind of Junior Kids Super Model is to provide an avenue to children also to unleash their capabilities & decrease their stage fear. While there are many beauty pageants for women and modeling events for men, kids of the region do not get so many opportunities. Junior Kids Super Model is filling in the gap here.

PGI Celebrates World Mental Health Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- The World Mental Health Day on the theme “Mental Health in workplace” was celebrated by National Institute of Nursing Education (N.I.N.E.) in collaboration with Department of Psychiatry, and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh.  Prof. Jagat Ram, Director, Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Dean (Academics), presided over the function. Patients and attendants were educated on mental health by nursing students through role play in the New OPD, DDTC OPD and Psychiatry OPD. They were told about the qualities of mentally healthy individuals, prevention of mental illness, promotion of mental health, stress reduction etc.    
Prof. Jagat Ram, Director, PGI opined that the work related stress is the biggest occupational health problem which leads to anxiety and depression among workers.  A psychological healthy workforce and a supportive work environment will benefit staff and employers alike. Employer should make healthy work environment for their staff by developing policies and procedures to ensure harmonious relationships among each other.  
Dr Sandhya Ghai, Principal, NINE welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the theme “Mental Health in the Workplace” and highlighted that mental health is about the way you think and feel and your ability to deal with ups and downs. She asserted that if you have good mental health, you can make the most of your potential, cope up with life, play a full part in your family, workplace, and community and among friends. She further shared that to have positive mental health it is necessary to clear our minds of prejudices, petty interests and conflicts. We should have a broad hear and an all-compassing consciousness. We should respect one another; observe purity of speech, mind and action and vow to remain free from arrogance, jealousy, pride and cynicism.  We should shed wrong perceptions about people, communities and ideas, and return good for evil in daily life. 
Prof. Ajit Avasthi, Head, Dept. of Psychiatry delivered the keynote address related to theme of the day.  He emphasized on giving out best output, inculcate values of respect and tolerance within oneself and maintain cordial relationships at the workplace as most of our time is spent at workplace. 
A role play on the theme was enacted by nursing students at Psychiatry/DDTC OPD, PGIMER as well as at RaipurRani and Naraingarh under the Community Psychiatry Program.  Health Mela was organized at Dispensary of Bhaskar Colony which included health check-up, puppet show, laughter therapy, and relaxation therapy and health education.  A quiz on mental health was also conducted by Dr Sunita Sharma in the NINE Auditoriums.
Mental Health Awareness rally was flagged off by the Director, Dean and Deputy Director (Admn.), and Dr. Sandhya Ghai, Principal, NINEPGIMER, was carried out in PGI Campus followed by concluding address at reception, Nehru Hospital, by Dr. Shweta from Deptt. of Hospital Administration PGIMER, Chandigarh . A movie on the theme will be played at NINE Auditorium on 11-10-2017.

MICHELIN X® Guard™ Range to Be Fitted on Ashok Leyland Captain 3718 PLUS Long and Medium Distance Commercial Vehicles

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- Michelin, the world’s tyre technology leader, today announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with Ashok Leyland to supply MICHELIN X® Guard™ range of radial truck tyres for its Captain 3718 PLUS long and medium distance commercial vehicles. The industry defining performance of this tyre range is expected to enable Ashok Leyland to pass benefits of fuel efficiency and optimized payload to their customers.
To cater for this increased demand from both the replacement market and original equipment manufacturers in the country, Michelin today inaugurated a new state of the art production line for the MICHELIN X® Guard™ range of tyres in its Chennai plant. The new production line will help double the current capacity of the plant by 2018.The MICHELIN X® Guard™ range of radial truck and bus tyres, offering up to 10% fuel savings*, is exclusively designed, engineered and made for India.
During the inauguration ceremony of the new production line, Jean-Dominique Senard, Chief Executive Officer of Michelin Group said that india is a priority market for us and growing demand for our products in the country reaffirms our commitment to keep innovating for our customers here. In a very short time, our Chennai plant has evolved to become one of our most advanced manufacturing facilities globally. The purpose of this plant was to cater to the needs to the Indian market and I am happy to see that we are on target in this journey. The MICHELIN X® Guard was conceived to address the Indian market’s need for a tyre that is fuel efficient, safe and lasts longer and to this end we adapted the very best of Michelin technologies to produce a premium tyre at an affordable price.
At the inauguration of the new production line, H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, said that he is delighted to be here with Jean-Dominique Senard of the Michelin Group at a time when the company is expanding its presence in the Indian market. This is another successful example of how our French companies actively contribute to “Make in India” and innovate in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Vinod K. Dasari, CEO and Managing Director, Ashok Leyland said that we are pleased to partner Michelin for our latest range of 37T trucks. The MICHELIN X® Guard™ radial tyres provide us tremendous fuel efficiency, helping us offers a differentiated product in this segment.  It is heartening to see the new tyre developed using Michelin’s world class innovations right here in India.

SunTec Xelerates with Microsoft Azure: Creates New IT Vision for Financial Services Industry

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- SunTec, whose technology powers financial services and is delivered to over 300 million consumers worldwide, today announced the successful validation, verification and deployment of the Xelerate on Demand Service (XoDS) on Microsoft Azure.
Banks using Cloud services can now deploy Xelerate exclusively on Microsoft Azure, thus taking advantage of TCO and application development tools. SunTec is partnering with Microsoft, to put banks firmly at the forefront of their customers’ financial management options. Banks can completely move infrastructure into the Azure cloud and be assured their data will be protected round the clock.
The key benefits of using Xelerate on Microsoft Azure are:
Customer value redefined – XoDS delivers one complete view of each individual customer. XoDS can be quickly deployed and be connected with third-party technologies with very less downtime.
IT evolves into profit centers - XoDS significantly reduces a bank’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on the IT infrastructure by paying for what they use. Computing resources are measured at a granular level, allowing users to pay only for the workloads they use. This means resources can be reallocated to build new services based on customer demands.
Truly powerful computing – Microsoft Azure gives banks more computing power to use compared with internal datacenters. More compute enables more scope to use emerging technologies such as Chatbots and Containers. XoDS helps banks scale up as computing needs increase and then scale down again as demands decrease.
Nanda Kumar, SunTec Founder and CEO, said that now every bank we work with can choose to use Microsoft Azure. The XoDS service delivered with Microsoft can be launched in just a few weeks and  allows banks the chance to experiment with IT  as well as  test new technologies requested by their customers. The team at SunTec is delighted with the introduction of XoDS and our new partner Microsoft, world’s leading provider of cloud services. Our vision is to lead our Financial Services customers on their journey to deliver world-class customer experiences and this partnership will definitely help us in doing so.
Talking about the collaboration, Rajiv Sodhi, Commercial Partner Leader, Microsoft India, said that we are extremely happy to partner with SunTec, as they prepare to take a giant step in enabling the financial services industry to become more productive. The successful deployment of Xelerate on Demand Service (XoDS) on Microsoft Azure will not only help organisations optimise processes, but also become compliant while minimising IT costs and drive growth.

Little Icons Announces Style Icons & Glamour

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- Little Icons, North India’s Biggest Kids Fashion Show, announced their upcoming; 2 new prestigious projects, Style Icons—India’s Biggest Modelling & Casting Agency & Glamour— India’s only Red-Carpet Designer Label for Kids & Moms. Both these projects are aimed at providing a professional platform to North Indian kids & teen models to showcase their talent.
Anandita Gupta, Founder at Little Icons said that most professional assignments are bagged by models and actors in Mumbai. So we have created this twin platform (Style Icons & Glamour) to promote North Indian models & actors nationally.
Style Icons will function as an agency that will be auditioning kids, teenagers and even young men & women and getting them professional work in Print Shoots, Magazines, Websites, Runway, and Television & Films. \
Anandita, who is in touch with Yashraj Productions, besides Sony TV, Life OK and Star Plus Channel for Kids Casting through her endeavour Style Icons, said that Little Icons Kids have featured in Print & Telly Ads & Brands like Mother Dairy, Surf Excel, Crax, Pitanjali, 612 League & Nauti Nati, besides TV Shows (Savdhaan India) & movies like Dangal, Hindi Medium & Partitian 1947.
At the same time, North Indian kids & moms will get an opportunity to do print shoots for Glamour by Little Icons—India’s only Red-Carpet Designer wear brand for Kids & Moms.
Around 50 adorable kids (from Chandigarh Tricity, Ludhiana, Delhi & Gwalior)   walked the ramp at the Media Preview of Style Icons & Glamour at Chandigarh Press Club.
Kids walked the ramp in designer wear outfits of Brand Glamour in the presence of Grand Finale Panelist Judges—SuperModel & the Face of Taj Hotels Bahaar Chawla, Ex Ms Chandigarh Sam Rattan, the Glamorous Mrs India title holder Shweta Singh, Mrs India Splendid Star Palvi Sodhi.
Little Icons winners & celebrity kids like Vaidehi Nair, Raghav Kala, Siddhi Suri & Hiten Aul (starring in Bollywood Movies & TV Ads) were the Celeb Showstoppers of this event.
Little Icons has successfully staged 34 glittering Fashion Events, Spectacular Shows & Auditions, with 10,000 plus kids & Celebs like Femina Ms India Trainer Alisia Raut, Gladrags Ms India Ms Karuna Singh & Star Plus Celebrity Designer Nidhi Sardana.
Little Icons Shows will be conducted in different North Indian Cities & the best kids will be featured as models in Print Shoots, Ads, Television & Films through various tie-ups between Style Icons & production houses.
Little Icons upcoming Grand Fashion Show will be held at Hotel Altius on 5th November at Chandigarh.

Anand Marriage Act Will Be Implemented in Delhi Soon: Manjinder Singh Sirsa

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th October:- After being implemented in seven states, the Anand Marriage Act implemented has now been implemented in three more states taking the total number of states to implement this act to ten. Now Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram have become 8th, 9th and 10th state respectively to implement this act. In another important development Delhi is all set to implement this act very soon.
In a statement issued Manjinder Singh Sirsa General Secretary the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC)  said that with the blessings of almighty the campaign to get this act implemented in the country has gained momentum and he was hopeful that within a short span of time this act will be implemented in all the states of the country. He said that process to implement the act was on in various states including Bihar, Uttrakhand, and Delhi amongst others. He said that it was matter of pride of Sikhs residing in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram who can now get their marriages registered under the act.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa also informed that he had met Delhi LG Anil Baijal who has assured him that act will be Delhi implemented soon and process for the same is near completion.
He further shared that that  foundation for enacting this act was laid around 108 years ago in 1909 when  Imperial Legislative Council under the Governor General had passed this act to legalize Anand Marriage ceremony  among the Sikhs. In year 2012  Parliament had amended the act it was named Anand Marriage (amendment) act, 2012 in which many changes were brought in it including naming the marriage from Anand Marriage to ‘Anand Karaj’ which is traditional name in the Sikhs.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa added that it was wish of the Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal to get the act implemented throughout the country and he was taking up the matter with different state governments where it was still to be implemented.