Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Illegal Mining was Taking Place on a Large Scale in the State: Kumari Selja

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- Haryana Congress State President and Rajya Sabha MP Kumari Selja raised the issue of illegal mining in Haryana in the winter session of Rajya Sabha today.
Kumari Selja said that illegal mining was being carried out across the country. In 2018-19, 1,15,492 cases of illegal mining were found and these were increasing manifold. Cases of illegal mining are increasing due to lack of strict laws. NGT has ordered if any vehicle is found involved in illegal mining, it should be confiscated and released only after charging 50 per cent of the ex-show room price of that vehicle. But till date, no vehicle has been confiscated under this provision.
Referring to the CAG Report on mining in the Haryana Legislative Assembly, she said it has been found in the CAG report that illegal mining was taking place on a large scale in the state. According to the report, mining contractors have been found exploiting minerals in double or more mining areas. Even the course of flow of river has been diverted due to illegal mining. The boundary of the dam has been altered and illegal bridges have been constructed. The CAG report found that mining contractors have been causing loss to the revenue by tapping minerals in double the area actually sanctioned. If it is so happening in all 95 mining areas as  is likely a loss of more than Rs 5000 crore annually was being caused to the public exchequer. 
She said that a scam  of this magnitude cannot happen without the connivance of the administration and the government. When the government has satellite imagery, how a scam of thousands of crore is taking place. She demanded that investigation of this illegal mining scam should be got conducted by a sitting judge of the High Court.

Sterling and Wilson Solar named ‘Renewable Company of the Year’ at MEED Awards 2019

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL) (BSE script id: SWSOLAR), the world’s largest solar EPC solutions provider*, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Renewable Company of the Year’ in the GCC Region at the recently held MEED Awards 2019. In 2018, the Company won the ‘Specialist Contractor of the Year’ award at the same event. The Award aims to recognize business excellence among organizations contributing to the diversification of the non-oil sector in the GCC market.
Bikesh Ogra, Director and Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited said that we are delighted to be recognized by MEED for the second year in a row. This award is particularly noteworthy given our own efforts towards driving change in the renewable energy space which supports the GCC government’s vision of a clean and sustainable energy future. We will continue to deliver best-in-class services, while ensuring sustainability in all aspects of our business.
The 2019 edition of MEED awards focused on acknowledging companies for their contributions towards development of people, sector diversification, advancement of society and sustainability. More than 250 nominations from organizations and individuals were submitted to the awards this year for consideration in 16 categories.
Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has been executing projects globally and has to its credit 8.8 GWp of solar power projects in various geographies (commissioned and under construction), which includes 2.8 GWp in the Middle East market**. With the global solar market poised to grow substantially in the years to come, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has positioned itself well to be at the forefront of this tremendous opportunity.

Bollywood Action Star Tiger Shroff Adds 3-Ka-Punch to Emami’s HE Magic Duo

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- HE Magic Duo, a unique packaging innovation from the house of Emami Ltd that disrupted the fragrance industry by introducing two perfumes in one bottle early this year, has now roped in action star Tiger Shroff to tell its ‘newstory’.
Launched in March 2019, HE Magic Duo entered the market with a differentiated offering of 2 separate and distinct fragrances from the ease of 1 bottle  in variants “Angel and Demon” and “Yin and Yang”catering to the new age consumer demand of varied fragrances for different occasions of life – bet it morning work meetings or evening party with friends.
Building up further,HE Magic Duo’s new brand ambassador Tiger Shroff will be seen inspiring consumers to use the product innovatively and get a 3rddistinct fragrance by mixing the 2 perfumes together, driving home the message that by using HE Magic Duo you get ‘not 2, but 3 fragrances from 1 pack’.
Fragrance is one of the fastest growing categories in India recording a CAGR of around 15% for the last 3 years. It is however, a highly cluttered market with no visibly differentiated products. Further, the category experiences challenging competition with fast shifting consumer loyalty as users are always on the search for new ideas.
Harsha V. Agarwal, Director, Emami Ltd.said that since its launch, our innovative offering of HE Magic Duo has received positive response from the new age users who are in search of multiple fragrances for different social occasions. HE Magic Duo thus brought to them usage convenience and value for money proposition of getting 2 distinct fragrances from 1 single pack. He said further that now we have got on board youth sensation Tiger Shroff to drive home a unique message that not only 2, but users can actually get a 3rddistinct fragrance from the same pack by spraying and blending the 2 perfumes at a time!  Emami always believes in focusing on innovative solutions in personal care through distinctive branding and marketing of products. We are delighted to have Tiger Shroff as the face of HE Magic Duo’s new journey. His popularity among youth fraternity is sure to strike the right chord in taking forward our brand legacy of #BeInteresting.
Speaking on his new association, Brand Ambassador for HE Magic DuoTiger Shroff said that it feels great to be associated with a deodorant brand like HE deos. His lifestyle involves tough training and shooting for hours in challenging conditions. It is so important to carry the right fragrance for these occasions throughout the day. HE Magic Duo proves to be the perfect all-rounder and showcases who I am in every occasion.

Evil Kaikala to be Crowned as the King of Vijayanagar on Sony SAB’s Tenali Rama

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- Things are all set to take a dramatic turn of events in Sony SAB’s periodic drama – Tenali Rama as Pandit Rama Krishna’s (Krishna Bharadwaj) biggest nemesis, Kaikala (Vishwajeet Pradhan) is all set to be crowned as the new King of Vijayanagar. Vijaynagar’s future and rule resides under the power of the corrupt and evil minister and the future episodes will tell what’s in store for the residents of the city as their beloved Pandit Rama Krishna fails to stop Kaikala’s Rajya-abhishek.
Before being crowned as the King of Vijayanagar, Kaikala threatens Rama that he will kill King Balakumara and then make sure he ends Rama’s life as well. Determined Kaikala, starts scheming to put Balakumara’s (Shakti Anand) life in danger but Rama saves his life by figuring Kaikala’s plan with his wit and intelligence.
Despite Rama’s effort to keep Balakumara safe, he gets terrified after an unknown man tries to feed him a poisoned betel leaf. Balakumara is afraid of the looming threat on his life and decides to step down as the King of Vijayanagar by declaring Kaikala as the new King.
Dark times are ahead of Vijayanagar. Now that Rama’s biggest enemy is the King of Vijayanagar, how will Rama save himself from his murderous intents.
Krishna Bharadwaj, playing the role of Pandit Rama Krishna said that a big challenge lies ahead of Pandit Rama as his biggest enemy is crowned as the King. The upcoming episodes will showcase Rama’s journey to keep himself and Balakumara safe from Kaikala’s threat and at the same time save Vijayanagar from their ultimate doom. It will be interesting for our viewers to watch the episodes further as they are full of thrilling and unexpected twists.
Vishwajeet Pradhan, playing the role of Kaikala said that Kaikala has successfully found a way to fulfil his desire of being the King of Vijayanagar. He is determined and this is not where he will stop. Kaikala has his own plans to make use of his stature as the King. The upcoming episodes will bring out a new and never seen before side of Kaikala. So, stay tuned to witness the unexpected.

ICICI Home Finance Unveils Loan Against Property for Manufacturers and Traders

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- ICICI Home Finance Company Limited (ICICI HFC) announces the launch of Loan Against Property (LAP) scheme for self-employed individuals–automotive parts manufacturers and traders, textile manufacturers and traders, shopkeepers, kirana shops, dentists, other traders and salaried residents in Chandigarh. This will help them open new businesses, expand their current operations or settle immediate financial requirements. The ICICI Home Finance LAP scheme can be availed by residents with a salaried income of Rs. 84,000 per annum and more or by those self-employed (businessmen, traders) earning Rs. 1 lakh per annum and more.
For quick and easy sanction process the company is organizing a two-day LAP camp at their Chandigarh branch at ‘2nd floor, SCO 337-38, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh on December 5 & 6.
Salaried employees, businessmen and traders should carry their ITR, PAN Card, Aadhar Card to check their eligibility. Also, first time borrowers and customers with no formal proof of income (ITR), requiring a loan for their house or business expansion can walk-in to ICICI HFC branch.
Speaking about the launch of LAP in Chandigarh, Kamani, MD & CEO, ICICI Home Finance Company Limited, said that our Loan Against Property scheme is aimed to help the ambitious businessmen and traders who are keen expand their business’ or settle their financial needs. Chandigarh is well known for its automotive parts manufacturer, textiles and furniture industries and we look forward to help the SME sector and these businessmen scale new heights.

Chitkara University Bags 'Swachhta Award in ‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking-2019 by MHRD

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- In an endeavor to make the PM’s vision a realityand living up to its unmatched reputation of excellence, Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh has once again been ranked among top-ten ‘Swachh’ (the cleanest) universities of the country.
Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh has earned the 7th position among 'Cleanest Higher Education Institutions in the Country', in the prestigious ‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking 2019 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Dr.Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh was honoured and presented the 'Appreciation Certificate' by R Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India; in the esteemed presence of Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Union Minister for Human Resource Development; and other senior dignitaries, at AICTE Auditorium in New Delhi, on December 3, 2019.Dr. Varinder Kanwar, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh; was also present at the occasion.
Expressing her happiness over the prestigious ranking gained by the university, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh; congratulated the students and staff. She said that it is an honour to be counted among the cleanest Higher Education Institutions in the Country -indeed, a testimony of Chitkara University’s unflagging spirit of patriotism.We are committed to help build a ‘Swasth Bharat’ with the help of‘ Swachh Bharat’,to transform the Nation and make the PM's vision a reality.
She added that building values is the only sustainable way for us to care for the environment and keep our surroundings clean.Chitkara University instills these core values right from the beginning, encouraging students to practice the habit of cleanliness right from the start, in their formative years, and make it a part of their personality.Cleanliness should be from inside and outside, only then will health automatically reside on both sides. Chitkara University constantly encourages its students to come up with ecofriendly and sustainable solutions-from energy efficiency to recycling,in an endeavor to make our country cleanand reduce carbon footprint.
‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking, an exercise to rank Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) on the basis of cleanliness and hygiene, considered parameters, including, student/toilet ratio, kitchen hygiene, availability of running water, modernity of toilet &  kitchen equipment, campus green cover, garbage disposal in hostels and academic buildings, disposal techniques, water supply systems and also a certain weightage to whether the institutions has adopted any neighbouring locality or village to spread awareness & activities in Swachhta. This year submission of details sought from HEIs, over 7000 institutions applied, only a select few institutions were shortlisted based on cut-off. AICTE & UGC inspected all the institutions. Best institutions were selected in 8 categories, including Universities (Residential & Non-Residential), Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential), Technical Institutions (Universities – Residential), Technical Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential) and Government Universities.

Nissan Launches ‘Intelligence Makes the Difference’ Campaign

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- Nissan launched an ‘Intelligence Makes the Difference’ an innovative 360-degree campaign wherein the Nissan KICKS takes the competition head on and proves its mettle on Indian road conditions. Anchored by celebrity chef and automobile enthusiast Aditya Bal, the campaign provides a fresh spin on a consumer car review. Nissan in collaboration with its agency partner Nissan United India has specially curated these reviews and content across print, TV, digital and social channels.
Reviewed by consumers in real-time, the series of films show the anchor and consumer driving through different cities tackling the city’s real time driving conditions such as traffic, potholes, narrow lanes etc. to name a few.
Speaking about the campaign, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director–Nissan India said that  today, customers are seeking mobility solutions to real-life challenges in real-time. The ‘Intelligence Makes the Difference’ campaign showcases the versatility of the Nissan KICKS and its capabilities to meet challenging driving conditions faced by the customers reiterating its great value proposition, best in class quality assurance delivering on the promise of Nissan KICKS - The Most Intelligent SUV.
The Nissan KICKS Intelligence Makes the Difference also witnessed popular TV Show Host Rannvijay and Social Media Influencer Pothole Raja coming on board and showcasing the versatility of the KICKS on Indian roads. The KICKS with its best in class ground clearance makes maneuvering around potholes, narrow by lanes a hassle-free experience. Along with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility features like AVM, Nissan Connect, the KICKS comes through as a strong winner owing to its small turning radius, high ground clearance and overall bold looks.

BSDU Invites Applications for Bachelor of Vocational Programs in Multiple Disciplines

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Chandigarh 03rd December:- Bhartiya Skill Development University, Jaipur (BSDU) invites applications for 3-year Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) programs. The B.Voc curriculum has 60% Skills and 40% General Education Component.  To supplement the skills acquired at the BSDU, students are sent for industrial internship every alternate semester. The UGC has included BSDU in its list of universities, vide UGC letter no. F.8-14/2017 (CPP-I/PU) dated 04 August 2017. The UGC has approved B.Voc and M.Voc programs based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) to address the critical requirements of Skill sets to make the graduates industry ready. These programs are now equivalent to any other graduation degree program. Students under these programs shall acquire the necessary skills to work in the IT departments of any organization.
Brig. SS Pabla, Pro Chancellor, BSDU said that the B.Voc Program has been designed with the mission of imparting knowledge and offering hands-on technical skills in the various programs. Our main objective of the B.Voc program is to create trained professionals in their respective felids so that they can work in the industry as well as start their own ventures. He added that with a strong capability and skill sets, students will be placed across industries. The B.Voc program is designed to provide students with a broad, versatile skillset, coupled with hands-on industry exposure.