Wednesday, 25 July 2018

NCR Sees Resurgence in Residential Launches with 90% YoY Growth: Knight Frank India

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Chandigarh 25th July:- Knight Frank India today launched the ninth edition of its flagship half yearly report - India Real Estate. It presents a comprehensive analysis of the residential and office market performance of NCR for the period January–June (H1 2018).
Speaking about the findings, Mudassir Zaidi, Executive Director–North said that at a broad level, the first half of 2018 has started on a positive level for the NCR real estate market. The supply side is seen to be upbeat largely because of structural reforms like RERA and GST taking shape.  He said further that this is evident from the fact that many notable developers have launched new projects in the first half of 2018 marking the resurgence of the mid segment ticket bracket. However, a lot of effort needs to be put to re-instill confidence in the buyers who are still wary of the market. Given the market dynamics, we see ready-to-move-in projects to garner interest from buyers, since it gives them the confidence for the delivery of the project. On the office front, we see that the steady demand has brought down the overall vacancy levels with an upward pressure on rentals. Going forward, we believe that the office market will continue to hold onto its current reins.

Bunge India & Traders Association Launch Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Jawahar Market Rajpura

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Rajpura 25th July:- Taking ahead the legacy and responding to the Nation’s call , Bunge India & Rajpura Wholesale & Retail Traders Association carried out massive cleanliness drive at Jawahar market area. The initiative was organized under the aegis of Traders Association and was wholeheartedly supported by Bunge India, manufacturers of Gagan Refined Oils and Gagan Vanaspati Ghee.
The cleanliness drive under the banner, ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan' began at 8:30am, as enthusiastic group members hand-picked waste, bottles, plastic, pieces of broken glass etc to clear the area. The group included Area Sales Head Rohit Kapoor & his sales team members across Punjab,  Om Prakash, Balwinder Singh & Sanjay from M/s Ditturam Om Prakash  Distributors for Bunge India here at Rajpura & Surinder Mukhi-Chairman ,Sunil Utreja ,Suresh Bhateja ,Manmohan Sachdeva General Secretary Vypar Mandal Rajpura & other members of the of the Traders Association  alongwith Senior functionaries .
Speaking on the occasion Dr Prashant Mohan, Marketing Head, Bunge India said that the company has been organizing such initiatives under its CSR program and Grain Market, Wholesale Market areas have already been covered at places like Chandigarh, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Ambala City & Ambala Cantt.
Upendra Ojha General Manager Bunge India said that in future too Bunge India will continue to associate with various market associations in the cities to do similar activities. He added that the Clean India campaign is inspired by our patriotism & everyone should ensure  to participate, if each of us in our own conduct, include hygiene, then only a city, but also the district, state, country will be easy to clean.
More than 100 people participated in the drive. Members of the association took the pledge to keep Market area clean and green, more than 30 carts of garbage were disposed off. It was decided to carry out sanitation surveys from time to time. A Panel Discussion on Environment and Swachhata March / Rally and a plethora of co-curricular activities were organized to mark the occasion. Many key decisions were taken to keep this mission going in order to give market a complete clean look and make it a habit. The local shopkeepers enthusiastically participated and vowed to keep their respective areas clean.

LAVA Brings Photographic Perfection with Sharp Click Camera-Launches LAVA Z61

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Chandigarh 25th July:- LAVA International Limited today announced the launch of LAVA Z61.  Z61 carries forward the legacy of LAVA’s Z series smartphones with its stylish design and flagship camera features. The new Z61 offers ‘Sharp Click’ technology, allowing users to capture even the smallest details; providing unprecedented photography experience.  Powered with 8MP autofocus rear camera, 5MP front camera (with Screen and LED flash) and an improved Bokeh Mode, Z61 provides a high-end camera experience to its proud owners. 
Targeted at consumers looking for a complete smart phone; Z61 is an 18:9 full-screen smartphone with best-in-class design, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 3000MaH battery priced at Rs. 5750/-. This phone will be available in more than 80,000 retail outlets in Black and Gold color options. Z61 variant with 2GB RAM will be launched in August, 2018.
On the launch, Gaurav Nigam, Head –Product, Lava International, said that we, at LAVA, believe that the smallest details can make a big difference. Our new smartphone, Z61, is a testimony to that.  It is a perfect amalgamation of great looks and impeccable performance; combined with unparalleled camera experience. With its Sharp Click Technology, Z61 is designed to capture the most alluring, high-definition pictures and the HD+ screen allows users to consume videos in superb quality. We sincerely hope and believe that our customers will bestow equal or more love to this new addition in our very successful Z series smartphones.
Z61 design and technology elevates the smartphone experience, with 5.45” HD+ Full Lamination screen along with Corning Gorilla Glass on a 2.5D Curve.  It is one of the sleekest smartphones in its category with 8.65mm thickness.  The smartphone’s laser finish design makes it look slimmer, enhancing its premium style quotient. 
Supported by Android™ Oreo™ (Go edition) for 1GB and Android™ 8.1 Oreo™ for 2GB, Z61 provides a powerful experience. The 3000 mAh battery boosts performance, lasting up to 1.5 days with a single charge.  Further, the battery is supported with AI technology - which not only monitors phone’s battery consumption but also shuts down apps running in the background that the user hasn’t touched for a while. 
The device is powered with 1.5GHz Quad Core Processor, 1GB/2GB RAM and 16GB ROM providing consumers with ample storage for music, videos, pictures, applications and other data.

Cyient to Develop Geographical Information System and Management Information System

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Chandigarh 25th July:- Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, networks, and operations management services to global industry leaders, announced thatit has been selected as a consultant by the Varanasi Nagar Nigam (VNN), to developthe Geographical Information System and Management Information System for the city of Varanasi. The projectis part of the Institutional Development Program, financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Ganga Action Plan-II.A Government of India initiative, led by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation. The project is expected to be completed within 12months. Cyient will continue to maintain the systemfor a period of three years to ensure uniterrupted services.
The project aims to achieve sustainable operation and maintenance of the current and future water supply and sewerage assets of the Jal Kal Vibhag (JKV), VNN, and the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam’s (UPJN)Ganga Pollution Prevention Unit. This, in turn, will improve the water supply and sewerage services for the people of Varanasi. The project is focused on developing a strong asset management plan and decision support system for VNN and JKV.
Sunil Kumar Makkena, Senior Vice President, U&G, Cyient, said that we look forward to working with Varanasi Nagar Nigam to complete the GIS and MIS mapping of the city. He said further that our range of services and solutions and deep domain expertise positions us as a leading GIS solu­tions provider and geospatial partner for smart cities in India and across the globe. We are excited about this unique opportunity to help transform the spiritual capital of India into a world class city, by modernizing over a hundred year old Municipal Records Administration system, yet ensuring the heritage is not lost.
With the implementation of this project, VNN will be able to access comprehensive details of the water connections and supply and wastewater resources on a digital map-based online system, allowing all city civic services and planning departments to work more effectively and efficiently. Citizens too will have easy access to information about their utility bills and taxes online and will be able to make payments online.Further, an online database of all commercial and residential properties of the city willbe developed to provide owners with access to details about their property and enable them to pay taxes. Accurate revenue and property records will help VNN collect taxes accordingly and contribute significantly to the government’s revenues.

DAV School Panchkula organizes Awareness Drive in Markets to Shun Polybags

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Panchkula 25th July:- A group of 20 students of Class VII of DAV School Sector 8, Panchkulaled by Harjeet visited the market of Sector-8, Panchkula and interacted with the shopkeepers. They urged the shopkeepers to shun the use of polybags as they being non-biodegradable are very harmful to environment. The students also offered them self made paper bags. Their message was very well received by the shopkeepers. This activity was an initiative of the school as its persistent endeavour to promote eco sensitivity among the students.

एसडी कॉलेज के स्टूडेंट्स ने महर्षि दयानंद पब्लिक स्कूल दरिया में लगाया स्वच्छ मेला

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Chandigarh 25th July:- जीजीडी एसडी कॉलेज सेक्टर 32 चंडीगढ़ के स्टूडेंट्स ने स्वच्छ भारत समर इंटर्नशिप के अंतर्गत महर्षि दयानंद पब्लिक स्कूल दरिया में स्वच्छ मेला का आयोजन किया। इस मेले में उन्होंने स्वच्छता पर आधारित  शॉर्ट एनिमेटेड मूवी बच्चों को दिखाई। उन्होंने जागरुक किया कि खुले में शौच नहीं करना चाहिए।  शौचालय का प्रयोग करना चाहिए।   कॉलेज की टीम में योगेश शर्मा, अपूर्वा और तान्या   तथा वॉलंटियर  प्राची और  महिमा ने बच्चों को स्वच्छता की जानकारी देते हुए बताया कि वह कूड़ेदान का प्रयोग करें।  गीले कूड़े और सूखे कूड़े के लिए अलग-अलग डस्टबिन का प्रयोग करना चाहिए।  इस मौके पर उन्होंने स्कूल के स्टूडेंट्स को स्वच्छता शपथ भी दिलाई।  योगेश शर्मा ने बताया कि वे दरिया गांव में स्वच्छ भारत समर इंटर्नशिप के अंतर्गत लोगों को सफाई के बारे में जागरुक कर रहे हैं।  इसके लिए वे डोर टू डोर कैम्पेन द्वारा लोगों को जागरूक करते हैं।  इस समर इंटर्नशिप में स्वच्छ भारत ड्राइंग प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन भी किया गया।  आंगनबाड़ी में जाकर सफाई और फिल्मों के द्वारा लोगों को जागरूक किया।  हाथ साफ रखने और अपने इर्द-गिर्द सफाई का ध्यान रखने के लिए लोगों को प्रेरित किया।  इन स्टूडेंट्स ने गांव में सफाई अभियान भी चलाया।

Punjab & Haryana High Court Bar Association organizes Blood Donation Camp: 300 Units of Blood Collected

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Chandigarh 25th July:- The Punjab & Haryana High Court Bar Association in collaboration with Blood Contributors Club and the High Court Employees’ Union, with the Rotary & Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Sector -37, Chandigarh organized a blood donation camp today in the Bar Library, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh was received with an overwhelming response with 300 units of blood donated on this special occasion. What was ever more encouraging was the fact that litigants and other visitors to the High Court premises also participated actively in promoting the noble cause. The Blood Donation Camp is always organized under the able guidance of  M.L. Sarin, Sr. Advocate, who himself is also a centurion donor.
The Blood Donation Camp was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Krishna Murari, Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court alongwith his companion Judges Hon’ble Justice Arun Palli. Dr. Anmol Rattan Sidhu, President, Randeep Singh Waraich (Rana), Vice President, Baltej Singh Sidhu, Honorary Secretary, Parminder Kaur Chana, Joint Secretary and the entire Executive Committee of the Punjab & Haryana High Court Bar Association also participated actively in furthering such a noble cause by donating blood. The Members of Punjab & Haryana High Court Employees’ Union and the Clerks’ Association also came forward enthusiastically to make the Blood Donation Camp success.
The special feature of the camp this time was that many officers  and employees of the Chief Justice’s secretariat and the staff at his residence also donated blood on being encouraged by the Chief Justice and Mrs. Murari.
Such Blood Donation Camps are a regular feature in the High Court and the Camps are organized in the High Court premises after every three months.

Chandigarh Finalist Wins at the Finals of Design: Impact Awards in Mumbai

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Chandigarh 25th July:- Titan Company Limited, India’s largest lifestyle company driven by innovation and design, held the finals of ‘Design:Impact Awards for Social Change’ in collaboration with Tata Trusts, in Mumbai today. After multiple rigorous rounds of evaluation, eight winners, from the 993 entries received, were announced at Taj President today in the grand finale. These winners from different sectors are being given grants of upto Rs. 65 lakhs each. Overall, the program commits to Rs 5 crore worth of grants.
Titan’s Design:Impact Awards is a project-based grant award that aims to positively impact the underprivileged communities and needs of the society, by encouraging and inspiring bright minds to design for the benefit of the Indian society.
Catheter Reprocessing System, from Chandigarh, is one of the eight winners.It is a revolutionary machine which reprocesses angiography/angioplasty catheters and helps in reducing treatment costs upto 55 percent making treatments safe, affordable and accessible. It has the potential to save millions of lives every year and aims to especially benefit economically weaker sections of the society. CRS can also be used for a wide variety of catheters ranging from application in cardiovascular, neurology, angiography and angioplasty. CRS provides a more efficient and improvised way of cleaning catheters, reflecting in reduced financial burden on patients for treatment.  This is due to a 99 percent reduction in the price of the catheters by using CRS to clean the catheters.
On approaching the finale of the competition, Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Company Limited, said that we instituted this program keeping in mind Tata group’s mission of giving back to the society we serve. We were further delighted when we received  nearly a 1000 submissions and learnt about innovators who are making  meaningful and positive impact on society. The initiative gave them a platform to showcase their products backed by design-led innovation. At Titan, giving back to society has always been key and we look forward to working closely with the winners at Design:Impact Awards and supporting them to lead the change.
Revathi Kant, Chief Design Officer, Titan Company Limited while commenting on the importance of design at the Design:Impact Awards grand finale, said that design is at the core of what we do at Titan. We believe that design brings in a lot of elements beyond just physical appearance of the product. It involves a combination of aesthetics and functionality that makes a product not only beautiful but also easy to use. Design was a key parameter while evaluating all entries for the program. We wanted to ensure that all innovations had a strong design philosophy going forward. Since these products will serve larger sections of the society, we believed design is a strong enabler.
Congratulating the winners on the occasion, N E Sridhar, Head - Corporate Sustainability, Titan Company Limited, said that at Titan, we believe innovation plays a pivotal role in what we do – from product development to retail experience to marketing campaigns and to CSR. CSR is a way of life at Titan. Design:Impact Awards is an attempt to bring India’s designers and innovators under one umbrella and help them reach out to wider sections of the society who are under served and or underprivileged. It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of Titan’s initiative in supporting innovators who are working towards creating a positive social impact. Open to innovators across India, we were overwhelmed to see the response and it was a pleasure to go through all 993 entries. While all 18 finalists have promising innovations, it was a difficult task for the jury to select 8 winners. Our heartiest congratulations to everyone who came forth and made Design:Impact Awards a huge success.

Punjab Roadways/Punbus Fleet to Be Strengthened With 333 Ordinary and 31 Super Integral AC Volvo Buses: Aruna Chaudhary

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Chandigarh 25th July:- The Punjab Government under the visionary leadership of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is fully committed to provide better travelling facilities to the people of the state and it is in keeping with this mission that the Punjab Roadways/Punbus would add 333 ordinary and 31 super integral AC Volvo buses to its fleet by September 2018. This was disclosed by the Transport Minister, Punjab,  Aruna Chaudhary here today while interacting with the mediapersons after flagging off 10 AC Volvo as well as 4 ordinary buses from the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT during the first phase.
Aruna Chaudhary said that at present the fleet of Punjab Roadways/Punbus is equipped with 1844 buses including 1810 ordinary and 34 super integral coach AC buses. The minister said that the project of addition of the new buses would cost Rs. 104 crore and the old ones would be replaced in a phased manner. Adding more, the minister said that the Volvo buses would ply apart from various cities of Punjab on the Delhi Airport, Jaipur, Katra routes and from Chandigarh to Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Ferozpur and Hoshiarpur routes. The minister also divulged that all these new buses would start operating by September 2018 end at the state and interstate routes.
The minister also said that with the plying of new buses the transport department would add Rs. 160 crore to its coffers per year and also with the commencing of operations by these buses the trend of illegal plying of buses by the private operators would be put to a stop.
Aruna Chaudhary further added that the Transport Department has also decided to add under the Kilometer Scheme 31 ordinary and 11 super integral coach AC buses in its fleet which would soon be plying on the various routes. Adding more, the minister said that as part of the future plans under the Integrated Depot Management System all the depots of the Punjab Roadways would undergo computerization at a cost of Rs. 21,27,00000 and the 1800 buses would see the implementation of the Real Time Passenger Information System besides E-Ticketing. The minister further elaborated that this would lead to the data bases of the ticketing machines and online reservations and counter booking data being brought on a single platform resulting in the facilitation of the public and financial gain to the department.
On the occasion, the Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Labour Minister, Punjab, Balbir Singh Sidhu said that the addition of new buses would provide better travelling amenities to the people while also saving time. Adding more, he said that the city bus service would soon make its debut in S.A.S. Nagar and the project is in the final stages. This would prove beneficial to the city residents and the people coming from outside too.
Among others present on the occasion included Principal Secretary, Transport, Punjab, Sarvjit Singh, Director Transport Bhupinder Singh Rai, Political Secretary to Balbir Singh Sidhu, Harkesh Chand Sharma Machhli Kalan, SDM Jagdeep Sehgal, District Social Security Officer Ravinder Singh Rahi, General Managers of the various depots of Punjab Roadways and officers of the transport department.

CREST organizes Award Ceremony Function for Outstanding Performance for Installation of Solar Power Plants

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Chandigarh 25th July:- Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society, organized an Award Ceremony function at Paryavaran Bhawan, Sector 19-B, Chandigarh, wherein Santosh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, CREST distributed the Awards & Certificates for Outstanding Performance for the installation of Solar Power Plants to the EPC Contractors/Solar Energy Developers based on their performance in the year 2016-17 and 2017-18.
For Highest Installation in Private Residential Sector for the year 2016-17 & 2017-18, award for first position for three consecutive years was given to Vikram Hans, MD of M/s. Multi Overseas India Pvt. Ltd., Panchkula. Second position was bagged by M/s. India Solar Limited, Chandigarh & Third position went to M/s. Inter Solar Systems Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh. For Highest Installation in Private Institutional & Social Sectors for the year 2016-17 & 2017-18, first position award was given to M/s. Multi Overseas India Pvt. Ltd., Panchkula .
For Highest Installation in Government Sectors in UT Chandigarh in Record Time for the year 2017-18, first award was given to M/s. R.N. Jewels Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi which installed and commissioned 3.35 MW solar plants in less than 4 months.
While giving away the awards, CEO, CREST informed that Chandigarh Administration is fully committed to develop Chandigarh as a Model Solar City. He exhorted various representatives of EPC Contractors to take pro active steps in sensitizing pvt sectors people for installation of solar plants and also requested them to install good quality products at reasonable cost.

11th I.J. Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop on 26th & 27th July

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Chandigarh 25th July:- 11th I.J. Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop entitled “Organs Talk- Time to take Prevention” is going to be held on 26th and 27th July, 2018 at Zakir Hall and Bhargava Auditorium, PGIMER, Chandigarh. It is a primary preventive program aimed to provide awareness among our younger generation about ill effects of alcoholism, smoking, junk food, driving without helmet, excessive use of mobile, misuse of antibiotics etc. The theme of the program is to “catch them young” and“seeing is believing”. 
The main aim of the workshop is to motivate young students and general public to adopt healthy lifestyle through the display of diseased and normal organs like normal brain and brain with haematoma, skull showing pterion point, healthy lungs, smoker’s lungs and cancer lungs, fatty heart, normal aorta and aorta with atherosclerosis, normal liver and cirrhotic liver, posters on osteoporosis and Knee joint, balanced diet and also on antibiotic and mobile misuse. 
In the morning sessions, students from various schools of tricity in the allotted batches will be attending this awareness programme.  Informative booklets will be distributed to the students. The workshop will be open for general public in the evening sessions after 2:00 pm.