Friday, 25 May 2018

Connect Net Champs Edition 2: Intra-School Competition Staged

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Panchkula 25th May:- Edition 2 of Connect Net Champs a program that addresses Internet Security among school students kicked off its 5th session on Cyber Security at St Teresa Convent School Panchkula today. The session included a thrilling Quiz contest for students. Two candidates were shortlisted for the next round.
In an interactive session with the expert, children at St Teresa Convent School Panchkula learnt various nuances of the internet world. Topics of discussion included the potential risks related to internet and how to avoid these, exposure to inappropriate material, harassment and bullying, physical molestation, legal and financial, viruses and hackers. Additionally, important guidelines were imparted on how children can avoid online risks, rules for online safety, and how to be a smart internet user.
Talking about the Program and its takeaways, Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Wallcam, said that Net Champs is a program that will make children well aware of the Internet and Technology. We feel Cyber security is a shared responsibility that every individual should embrace in their communities to keep the Nation and future generation secure. Campaign ‘Net Champs’ is designed to educate and empower the students, parents and teachers to take steps to protect themselves and their families online. This year we look forward to covering 200+ schools.

Popular Gaming Arena will Now Woo Customers in Amritsar

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Amritsar 25th May:- Punjab’s heritage city – Amritsar just got a fresh stylish update. All the gaming enthusiasts in the city can revel as Smaaash Zone, India’s leading entertainment and gaming zone is launching its brand new centre here, Smaaash Mall of Amritsar is our 32nd Smaaash center in 16th city, we are also open in USA, Minnesota& opening 2 centers in Middle East countries. Smaaash Zone family entertainment centre is now open on the Second floor of the Mall of Amritsar. Come along with your friends and family to experience the excitement at Smaaash Zone like never before.
Smaaash Zone offers bowling lanes, cricket, simulation games, arcades and most advanced technology VR games. The residents of Amritsar will love the all new pulsating games at Smaaash Zone. To add to the fun and frolic visitors will experience a unique adrenaline rush with a variety of highly advanced virtual reality games like Cricket, Bowling, Bull Ride, Camel Race, Finger Coaster, Jurassic Park, Walk the Plank and much more along with the arcade games.
The new outlet in Amritsar has Twilight Bowling - the very romantic and exhilarating UV lit bowling lanes, which will get many a heart racing. At Smaaash Cricket bowlers will look you in the eye. You got to have that shaken not stirred attitude to face off. The fielders will sledge; the crowd will be on your side. Let your bat do the talking at the 360 degree cricket simulator, where real world class bowlers will test your mettle with their genuine actions. At the Super keeper Football game, Experience the drama, excitement and emotions of a real penalty shootout, as you go one-on-one against our supersonic goalkeeper. At Super Keeper, it takes a lot more than mere skills to strike the ball to the back of the net. If you wish to score, we suggest you wear your lucky football shoes. Our Goalie hates losing,

PNB Metlife Junior Badminton Championships Season 4 Starts at Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 25th May:- PNB MetLife India, one of India’s leading life insurance company, kick-started the fourth season of the biggest National open-platform for Badminton at grassroots level today at Sector 43, sports Complex, Chandigarh. The first day of the three-day tournament in the city saw more than 650 young future prodigies engaging in on-court battles. The fourth season of the tournament promises more thrilling and high voltage badminton action.
The tournament was inaugurated by senior State Badminton Champion, Varun Sharma, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of Honour for the opening ceremony.
The first leg in Chandigarh received overwhelming response with more than 650 entries. JBC 4 will cover the length and breadth of the country with tournaments in 10 cities - Chandigarh, Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and New Delhi. The matches will be played in four age categories – Under-9, 11, 13 and 15 for boys and girls. Top two kids from each category from every city tournament will proceed to the National Finale in New Delhi and get a chance to claim the National title.
The platform is being sponsored by PNB MetLife, with CRY Foundation as the CSR partner. The aim of this initiative is to revive the spirit of the sport by nurturing the right talent at an amateur level, thereby fostering their growth and ability to perform on a global scale.
Nipun Kaushal, Chief Marketing Officer, PNB MetLife said that we are happy to kick-off the new season of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship 4, from Chandigarh.  We have used an integrated communication approach to promote this Olympic sport so that more children can benefit from playing it. We expect to have a total participation across the cities from 8000 children. We look forward to more children participating and providing them this platform. The passion and commitment that we saw today is a testament that tomorrow as national players they will cross new boundaries in the sport of Badminton.
Varun Sharma said that he is glad that badminton has evolved from being a recreational sport to that of a professional one. The recent success in Commonwealth Games stands testimony to this belief. In a country like India with its diverse demography, there is no dearth of talent. The gap lies in providing this talent with requisite backing with equal opportunities. Platforms such as PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship serve as an important step in creating a diverse sports culture in the country.
After Chandigarh, JBC 4 is set to get under way in Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow and Pune. The feat would shift back to Delhi-NCR for the National Finale in August 2018.

Winners of fbb Colors Femina Miss India West 2018 Announced

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Pune 25th May:- fbb Colors Femina Miss India West 2018 pageant wrapped up with infinite oomph and glamour at Hyatt Regency, Pune, which played the perfect hospitality partner for the same. India’s most prestigious and credible beauty pageant gives the winners of the 4 states of the West Zone –Miss India Rajasthan, Miss India Gujarat, Miss India Goa and Miss India Maharashtra,a lifetime opportunity to get a direct entry to the Grand Finale of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 which is going to be held in Mumbai on 20th June.
Each of the four zones will be led by a celebrity mentor who has been given the responsibility of judging and selecting the best talent from their respective zones while guiding and sharing their experience. To take charge of the proceeding for the West Zone, we have none other than famous Indian actress Pooja Hegde.
The Judges for the evening were PoojaHegde -An Indian model and actress, Sonaakshi Raaj-very popular Bollywood celebrity, Nushrat Bharucha- An Indian film actress, Shreyas Talpade: renewed Marathi and Bollywood actor/Director. Sai Tamhankar- An Indian actress Marathi and Hindi films
Enjoyable and enthralling performance by Salman Yusuf Khan and Kings United Indialeft the audience spell bound with Meiyang Chang who hosted the evening.
The girls had to go through 2 rigorous rounds which included fbb Round–The round saw girls dressed in fbb Ethnic wear presents a contemporary collection of classic monotones, ranging from statement stripes and checks to intricate geometrical prints highlighted with accents of bold and bright colors through vivacious prints and playful silhouettes. Sonaakshi Raaj’s Summer Spell Collection round –Inspired by nature and the beauty of its simplicity, Sonaakshi Raaj presents her high summer edit, fashioning her signature styles with a chic twist for the modern day bride. Titled A Summer Spell, this bold yet classic collection celebrates women and stands for all things raw, real and beautiful. It makes us revisit our bond with nature and teaches us the importance of loving ourselves with all our flaws. Immersed in rich, soft textures of organza, tulles and sheer; the collection is all about the little details that feature in the form of intricate embroidery, free flowing summer silhouettes and dreamy pastel hues. While the embroidery features a blend of delicate bead work with romantic tassels and dainty fringes, the color palette sparks a change with rose quartz, caramel and lavender tones. A Summer Spell is an elegant compilation of summer occasion wear, right out of a daydream. Here, every ensemble lends an effortless vibe to an endless summer of style.

विद्यार्थियों ने लगाई मीठे पानी की छबील

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Chandigarh 25th May:- महर्षि दयानंद पब्लिक स्कूल दरिया चंडीगढ़ के विद्यार्थियों ने मुख्य बाजार में मीठे पानी की छबील लगाई। स्कूल के प्रिंसिपल डॉ. विनोद कुमार ने बताया कि तपती गर्मी में राहगीरों को राहत देने के उद्देश्य से से अध्यापकों और विद्यार्थियों ने संयुक्त रूप से मीठे पानी का प्रबंध किया। उन्होंने पैदल और वाहनों पर जा चल रहे लोगों को रोककर मीठा पानी भेंट किया। त्याग की भावना लिए विद्यार्थियों  ने लोगों को पानी पिलाकर खुशी महसूस की। स्टूडेंट्स ने बताया कि ऐसे कार्यक्रमों में भाग लेकर उन्हें प्रसन्नता मिलती है। 

BankBazaar Brings Simplified Digital Finance to 1300 Cities Across India

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Chandigarh 25th May:-, India’s leading financial marketplace, attributes a six fold increase in traffic coming from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities of India over the last two years as a key driver for its growth. According to the company, the rise in the number of people accessing the internet over mobile phones has facilitated this in a big way. Currently, mobile phones account for as much as 70% of the total traffic to the site, up from 50% in 2016.
The biggest rise in the number of people accessing personal finance digitally happened in the final quarter of 2016-17. The traffic from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities saw an 86% increase on a quarter-on-quarter basis post demonetization. Moreover, the contribution from these markets comprising more than 1300 cities has increased to 43% in 2018 from 26% in 2016. These cities include Agra, Vishakhapatnam, Dibrugarh, Siliguri, Bathinda, Aurangabad, Dhanbad among others.
Pointing out the increasingly pan-India growth, Adhil Shetty, Co-founder and CEO, BankBazaar, said that we are happy that we are setting a positive example in the story of India’s digital journey. The increase in the traffic from the tier-2, tier-3 cities shows the extent of influence digitization is making with more and more people getting access to financial services on their finger-tips. The fact that customers are adopting the new-age banking methods gives immense scope for players like us to provide services that are quick, efficient, and innovative.
The main growth driver for BankBazaar has been the paperless process which reduces the time required for the approval of unsecured credit products as little as one business day. The coupon programmes that made applying for financial processes as exciting as shopping were an additional attraction for customers across demographics.
The rise in the contribution of the tier-2 and tier-3 cities made significant impact on the overall traffic as well. Traffic has grown by 350% from 2016 to 2018, and in the final quarter of 2016-17 alone, the overall traffic shot up by 52%. This percentage increase in the traffic makes our overarching aim of reaching 400 million visits by FY19 a near future scenario.
BankBazaar hosts the widest range of financial products from over 85 of the biggest public and private sector banks, NBFCs, and insurance companies in India. It closed the last quarter (December-February) with 90M visitors. The company raised USD 110M through funding from investors such as, Experian, Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, Sequoia Capital and Walden International.