Monday, 1 July 2019

Shriram City Union Finance Announces Appointment of Y.S. Chakravarti as MD & CEO

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Chandigarh 01st July:- Retail and MSME financing major Shriram City Union Finance Ltd. (SCUF) announces the appointment of Y S Chakravarti as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shriram City Union Finance Company Ltd. Y S Chakravarti was earlier the Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Y S Chakravarti is a retail finance professional with over 2 decades of experience in the field of financial services. He has also been serving as a Director of Shriram Housing Finance Limited since November 2010. Y S Chakravarti started his career with   Shriram Group in 1991.  He moved to Shriram City Union Finance Company Ltd. in 2008, handling the business in the State of Andhra Pradesh which contributes close to 40% of the overall SCUF retail business. Since 2010, he has been working as Business Head and Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Duruvasan who was the Managing Director of Shriram City Union Finance since June 2012 has taken SCUF to greater heights and will now continue as Non-Executive Director to guide the current Management and to also ensure a smooth transition. Going forward Duruvasan’s role will be focusing on the growth and development initiatives of multiple entities in the Group.

मार्केट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन धनास के पदाधिकारियों का निर्विरोध चयन: संजीव वर्मा को चुना गया एसोसिएशन का चेयरमैन, अनिल कुमार बने प्रधान

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Chandigarh 01st July:- मार्केट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन धनास,चंडीगढ़ की बैठक कृष्ण चंद्र मंडयाल की अध्यक्षता में रखी गई।जिसमें सभी दुकानदारों ने निर्विरोध पदाधिकारियों का चयन किया गया  जिसमें संजीव वर्मा को मार्केट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन का चेयरमैन,अनिल कुमार(जन्नत टेंट वाले)को प्रधान,सतवीर सती को उपप्रधान,योगेश कुमार को महासचिव, विजय कुमार को कोषाध्यक्ष,सुजीत राणा एवं विक्रम ठाकुर को मेंबर बनाया गया. 
संजीव वर्मा ने बताया कि लंबे समय से मार्केट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन निरस्त थी। जिसको अब नए रूप से बनाया जा रहा है।  जिसमें आने वाले समय में मार्केट की समस्याओं को पुलिस एवं प्रशासन के समक्ष रखेंगे। मार्केट में शंकरा रोड है/ जिसमें आवाजाही अधिक रहती है।  जहां पर ऑटो चालक अधिक संख्या में निकलते हैं, उन पर प्रतिबंध लगाया जाएगा तथा मार्केट में जगह-जगह डस्टबिन भी लगवाए जाएंगे।  शौचालय एवं पीने का प्रबंध भी जल्द से जल्द नगर निगम से करवाया जाएगा।  सभी दुकानदारों ने नवनियुक्त प्रधान अनिल कुमार एवं सभी पदाधिकारियों को बधाई दी 

India the 3rd Most Obese Country in the World: Dr Anupam Goel

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Panchkula 01st July:- To Create awareness on “Obesity & its Health Hazards” a team of Doctors from PARAS Hospitals Panchkula,  addressed the media person today. Speaking on the occasion Dr Anupam Goel, Consultant Bariatric & Laproscopic Surgery from Paras Superseciality Hospital Panchkula “A recent study puts an alarming 70 percent of India’s urban population in the obese or overweight bracket taking the country right in the middle of a fat explosion.”
Dr Anupam Goel shared that according to a study published in the noted journal Lancet, India is just behind US and China in this global hazard list of top 10 countries with highest number of obese people. Also as per a recent report Obesity's global costs hit $2 trillion a year.  30 million of India’s adult population is either overweight or obese and 62 million diabetic  Indians exhibit unique features of obesity like excess body fat, abdominal adiposity, increased subcutaneous( under Skin) and intra-abdominal fat, and deposition of fat in ectopic sites (such as liver, muscle, and others). Obesity is a major driver for the widely prevalent type-2 diabetes & Other commonly associated diseases are Obstructive sleep apnoea, Osteoarthritis, Low self esteem, Depression, Menstrual irregularities, Infertility, Hernias, Cancers and Heart Failure.
Dr Anupam said that it is a common myth that obesity is a rich man's disease. In reality, obesity is not only caused due to over-eating but also due to adopting wrong eating habits. Therefore, obesity can affect both rich and poor altogether.
Losing even 5-10 per cent of your weight can delay or prevent some of the diseases discussed above. These results can often come from fitness centers, dieticians and nutritionists. But, there are conditions when surgery alone is the best option to deal with obesity. Patients can undergo Bariatric surgeries that either restricts eating or leading to decreased absorption of food that you eat. In Gastric Bypass surgery, the capacity of the stomach is reduced by stapling the intestines to create a smaller pocket of the stomach. These operations are done by laparoscopy and are keyhole surgeries. Patients those who undergo Bariatric surgery within five years of the onset of diabesity, there is a 90 to 95 per cent chance of them getting cured of both diabetes and obesity.
Dr Anupam also shared that Obesity is rising in India. So are weight-loss surgeries. About 18,000 weight-loss surgeries were conducted in India in 2014, up from 800 just five years ago. India’s government now covers the cost of weight-loss surgeries for its 3 million government employees, making the procedure available for the not-so-rich as well.
On this occasion, Ashish Chadha, Facility Director PARAS Hospitals Panchkula said that Diabesity (diabetes + obesity) is prevalent in 60 per cent of diabetic patients in India, out of which around 25-30 per cent have a high BMI index of more than 30. Nearly half the world's adults will be overweight or obese by 2030 should present trends continues. As the risk factors of Obesity & Diabetes increases, so does the mortality rate. He added that the current scenario demands an immediate emphasis be laid on preventive healthcare. This involves raising awareness about the disease and its risk factors. Conducting public education programmes, workshops and counseling sessions for creating awareness at a mass level.

Shiv Mandir Sec 8 Gets Registered: New Committee Announced

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Chandigarh 01st July:- ‘Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha Shiv Mandir’ , Sector 8 C, Chandigarh has been registered under the Registration Act ,XXI of 1860 and as amended by Punjab Amendment Act, 1957. The registration number is 4840. The mandir has also constituted a new committee.
Harmohinder Singh was elected as President of the committee, while Bal Krishan Malik, Sr.Vice President, Narinder Singh, Vice President, Ashwani Gupta, General Secretary, Satish Suri, Joint Secretary and Satish Kapoor, Treasurer.
Harmohinder Singh, President of ‘Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha Shiv Mandir’, stated that with the new committee in place many more developmental activities within the premises will take place. These will include renovation of mandir rooms and halls with basements for the stay and holding of functions for public.
Bal Krishan Malik, Sr.Vice President said that we will soon start dispensary for poor people and will also organise marriage functions for underprivileged people.
Speaking on this occasion, Ashwani Gupta added that the Sabha will plan medical and blood donation camps at the temple premises.
The new committee announced that developmental activities in collaboration with different voluntary agencies will be organized from time to time to serve society.

With Monsoon Season Here Taxi Hailing Apps Make Merry

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Chandigarh 01st July:- The monsoon months of June, July and August spell doom for commuters who use taxi-hailing apps to reach their destinations. The sky high cab fares on rainy days or on days when there is unending traffic, burns a deep hole in a consumer’s pocket. Their travel budget for whole month takes a hit, leaving them frustrated, dejected and burdened than usual.
Vistar Gupta, who uses one such app to get to work said that he usually pay INR 300 to commute from Zirakhpur to his office in Mohali. During the rainy season, he has even paid INR 600 which is very frustrating and has messed up his entire monthly budget. The only other alternative is public transport buses which have a set route and take forever to reach your destination.
Ride-hailing in Chandigarh has become difficult for commuters. It lacks transparency and freedom to choose at various levels. International markets have witnessed a revolution with apps like inDriver wherein consumer has the power of choice on fare, driver rating, estimated time of arrival, vehicle model etc so that he/she not only feels safe but also feels empowered. An app like this can be a solution for cab facilities in the tricity, providing a service that aids drivers and commuters to operate in a perfect analogy.  
On a wintery day during the New Year holidays of 2012, the temperature in Yakutsk, Siberia, an eastern region of Russia, dropped below -45C and the local taxi drivers doubled the cost of their rides. In order to overcome this issue, the residents of Yakutsk created a group by the name of “Independent Drivers” on social media. Group members would list the price they were willing to pay, and drivers accepted their orders. In just six months, more than 60,000 people had joined the group. Not long after, the mobile app inDriver was created to replace the group, allowing passengers to independently set the most optimal terms for their rides.
Besides wreaking havoc on pocket of the common man, the currently operating apps charge high percentage of commission from their drivers which is said to be around 15-20%. The entire setup is such that neither the consumer nor the drivers are benefitted but just the companies.
We require an alternate which resolves this concern for both the commuters as well the cabbies. The commuters in tri-city not only need better public transport but taxi services which are more organized and consumer-friendly.

Sadhu Sants and Mahatmas Arrives at Shri Mahavir Muni Mandir Sabha Received a Warm Welcome

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Chandigarh 01st July:- On the occasion of 32 remembrance of 'Bhramlin Shri Satguru Dev Shri Shri 108 Shri Muni Gaurvanand Giri Ji Maharaj' and on the occasion of ‘Srimadh Bhagwat Katha Gyan’. In a large number of Sadhu Sants and Mahatmas arrived at Shri Mahavir Mandir Muni Sabha (Sadhu Ashram) Sector 23, Chandigarh here on Monday.
Dalip Chand Gupta, President of ‘Shri Mahavir Mandir Muni Sabha along with sabha members, O.P Pahwa, Ram Prakash, Pt. Deep Sharma, N.S Chauhan and Shri Shri  108 Shri Panchanand Giri Ji Maharaj warmly welcomed the Sadhu Sants and Mahatamas with tilak and offered them food, clothes & Dakshina.
Earlier in the morning ‘Prabhat Pheri’ was also organised at the premise of temple, which passed through different places of the sector 23 and culminated at the Shri Mahavir Mandir Muni Sabha. The 'bhawya hawan' was also organised on this occasion later.
During the occasion, Katha Vyas, Shri Atul Krishan Shashtri mesmerized the devotees with his spellbinding narration of 'Srimadh Bhagwat Katha'.
He benevolently narrated the Krishan-Sudhama relationship and elucidated that a person, who worships God never be unhappy in life and God always fulfill his wish.
He added that Sudhama never asked God for anything and after seeing his selfless devotion, god offered him a whole estate.
He said that people should go to the temple with selfless spirit.
During the occasion, he also elucidated the nuances of Raja Prakshit Moksha story to the gathering.

Pankaj Khanna Re-Elected as President of Industries Association of Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 01st July:- Industrialist Pankaj Khanna was unanimously re-elected for the 2nd successive year as President of the prestigious Industries Association of Chandigarh (IAOC) for the year 2019-20.
He was re-elected during the 57th Annual General Meeting of the association. H S Mamik , Arun Mahajan, SS Sarkaria & Siddharth Gupta were also unanimously re-elected as Vice-President, Hon. Secretary, Joint Secretary & Treasurer respectively. The new team will be closely following & resolving industry demands and issues for the Industrial area spread over a whopping 1500 acres.
After being elected, Pankaj Khanna stated that he and his team’s primary objective will be to work on a start up policy for the Industrial area. We will work towards resolving issues like conversion of plots from leasehold to freehold, a policy for misuse/violation penalties, increase in FAR(Floor Area ratio) etc.
After being reappointed, he expressed his gratitude to Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher for her constant support in getting the issues plaguing Industries resolved from time to time. The head of the prestigious association also thanked the current team of UT officials, who according to him have been at their responsive best.
The new team also showed keenness to rationalise power tariff and enhance  the general infrastructure of the Industrial area.
The new office bearers underlined that they will coordinate with the administration to give a boost to Industry under the MSMED (Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Development Act 2006).
Pankaj Khanna said that IAOC will play an important part in building a spirit of camaraderie and co-operation among the various associations, forums, stakeholders etc of Industrial area of Chandigarh.
It is noteworthy that Industries Association of Chandigarh (IAOC) was established in the year 1962 as the pioneer body for Industries in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Administration came out with its First ever Industrial Policy for the Industrial Area in the year 2015, which was subsequently amended in Feb 2019 to allow more activities in consonance with the MSMED Act.

Singer Vilen’s Motivational Track ‘Ek Raat’ Creates Waves on Internet

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Chandigarh 01st July:- When words fail, music speaks. This is what exactly happened in the case of talented singer Vilen, when he came to promote his track “Ek Raat”, a philosophical art piece and a journey of depression, altered by a series of events, at the Chandigarh Press Club here today.
As an artist he never thought his song would get so much of love and appreciation from the audience. It became the massive heartthrob of the music world with its huge popularity on Tik-Tok. Also with over 129 million views to his song on YouTube without any promotion, regardless him being the first person, who uploaded his song on his own YouTube channel- Darks Music Company. The song is written and directed by Vilen himself. His real name is Vipul Dhankar.
Vilen said that the ‘Ek Raat’ song is for the youths and is motivational in nature. It is targeted to the youth, who are feeling low or suffering from depression. It describes that life can be changed for better in a single night also, if moved positively.
Undoubtedly, the music is the strongest form of magic, proved by Vilen through his song ‘Ek Raat’. He has a total of five songs to his credit, amongst which his favourite one is ‘Ravan’. He said that they are expecting the same level of love and support for his next song ‘Chidiya’.
His cousins, Aman Dahia (artist manager) and Kashish Maya (Rap Artist) were also present at the press conference. All these artists are animal lovers and have adopted a stray dog, named Vyakti (a human being), who lives in their music studio based in New Delhi.

ROTTO PGIMER Launches Week Long Awareness Campaign on Organ Donation

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Chandigarh 01st July:- ROTTO (NORTH) PGIMER launched a week long Awareness Campaign today at an impressive function organized in collaboration with Arpan, a CSR initiative of Infosys, at Infosys premises in DLF Building, Chandigarh.  
The second awareness event under the Campaign was organized today by ROTTO (NORTH) PGIMER in collaboration with another industry giant Mondelez India Pvt Ltd at their Baddi Unit in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh alongside the blood donation camp under their CSR initiative.
Engaging with corporate workforce through fun filled activities like street play, slogan writing, graffiti and signature campaign, peppering these with information about the cause, the camps at Infosys Chandigarh and Mondelez Baddi witnessed enthusiastic response with 76 pledging for Organ Donation at both the events.  The maximum queries posed to the cousellors at ROTTO (NORTH) PGIMER camps  pertained to ethical practices, expenses involved, waiting list, difference between organ and body donation and the process of transplantation etc.
Detailing about the Campaign, Prof. Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO (NORTH) PGIMER stated that 8th July 2019 would mark the completion of 25 years since the Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA) was passed in 1994 in Parliament. As the Act provides for the regulation of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs, the Awareness Campaign has been launched to highlight this milestone and garner enough traction for the cause of Organ Donation.
Prof. Vipin Koushal complimented Infosys Chandigarh and Mondelez India Pvt Ltd, Baddi  for their commendable initiative and said that building up focus on this altruistic and noble cause of organ donation by engaging with multiple stakeholders through these awareness campaigns will definitely help in boosting the transplantation activity in the region and thereby, saving precious lives.
While  expressing his gratitude towards ROTTO (NORTH) PGIMER for supporting their CSR endeavour, Lalit Singla, Senior Project Manager, Infosys Chandigarh said that in sync with Arpan’s  ideology of ‘joy of giving’, Organ Donation also celebrates the ‘spirit of giving’ and there is no bigger gift than ‘gift of life. Lalit Singla assured of Arpan’s commitment to take forward the mandate to different locations, thereby connecting and sensitizing a large base of employees.
Endorsing the need for corporate engagement,  Lalit Singla felt that the problem of low donation rates can be overcome with enhanced awareness as knowledge is the first step towards attitudinal change..
Ajay Kumar Jena, Facility Executive, Mondelez India Pvt Ltd. Baddi,  reiterated the same sentiment as he said that it is a social responsibility and we all must join hands and synergize  to make the National Programme on Organ Donation a success as our small efforts can play a savior for those suffering from organ failure and living in constant pain.
Through the week long campaign, various infotainment and engagement activities would be organized in collaboration with religious organizations, corporate houses, educational and financial institutions, NGOs & CBOs. The aim is to reach out to a larger base of people. The campaign would culminate with a community event on 8th July celebrating the landmark of THOA 1994.  
The first day of the campaign concluded with an encouraging response from corporate workforce with 76 pledging for Organ Donation.

Mahindra Auto Registers 8% Growth in Utility Vehicles Segment in June 2019

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India 01st July:- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced its auto sales performance for June 2019. M&M sold 17,723 Utility Vehicles in June 2019, a growth of 8% over June 2018.
The Passenger Vehicles (PV) segment (which includes UVs, Cars and Vans) sold 18,826 vehicles in June 2019, as against 18,137 vehicles during the same period last year, a growth of 4%
In the Commercial Vehicles segment, the company sold 16,394 vehicles in June 2019, as against 19,229 vehicles in June 2018.
In the Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles segment, M&M sold 705 vehicles for the month. Exports for June 2019 stood at 3,076 vehicles.
The company’s Auto Sector overall sales (Domestic + Exports) stood at 42,547 vehicles, compared to 45,155 vehicles during June 2018.
Commenting on the monthly performance, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. Said that the market sentiment continued to remain subdued, especially in the Passenger Vehicles segment. At Mahindra, we are happy to register a growth of 4% in the Passenger Vehicles segment and 8% in the Utility Vehicles segment, on the back of our three recent product launches. Further, we continued to correct our channel inventory both in the personal and commercial vehicle segments in June 2019.