Crossword Public Relations bags PR Mandate for Think You

Apr 24 2021

 

 

Think You has decided to expand its Public Relations mandate with Crossword Public Relations. Renowned senior nutritionists, doctors, and veteran senior persons from the food & nutrition industry are part of the team. Think You has solely worked on prescribing diet therapies for different health ailments and nutrition products internationally for more than a decade and endeavors to see their clients healthy and fit during the consultation process. The account was won following a multi-agency pitch and will be handled out of the agency’s Janakpuri office.

 

The team at Think You analyzes scientifically the body’s exact nutritional requirements with the help of blood tests, height-weight, BMI-BMR, Fat percentage and Medical history. Based on these, a customized nutrition-dense delicious meal plan is recommended to ensure that one can achieve the desired health goals while enjoying their mouth-watering delicious meals. This enables them to break the myths about diet and educate people to live a healthy lifestyle with the help of sound and scientifically - backed experience. 

 

Himanshu Rai, CEO & Co-Founder of Think You said, “We are happy to collaborate with Crossword Public Relations as our Media partners. We have full confidence in Mr. Rajnish Jain’s team and are certain that their media expertise will help us in effective brand building. We hope that this association goes a long way in fulfilling all our communication needs with the help of Crossword’s strategic and targeted approach.” 

 

 Rajnish Jain, Founder of Crossword Public Relations said, “Crossword Public Relations is delighted to manage the media presence of Think You, leading diet therapy experts. Our partnership with Himanshu Rai will undoubtedly reap beneficial results for us. We are proud of this partnership with Think You and are confident about meeting our milestones together with them”.

 


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Amazon.in announces ‘Grand Gaming Days’
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
  Amazon.in today announced ‘Grand Gaming Days’ for gaming enthusiasts bringing a host of offers and deals on gaming gadgets. Customers can get great offers and deals on gaming laptops, desktops & monitors, advanced headphones, gaming consoles, graphic cards, TVs from popular brands like Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, LG, HP, Sony, Dell, Corsair, Cosmic byte, JBL and more. The sale will be live until June 24, 2021.   Customers can get up to 40% off on Large screen TVs with high resolution, larger RAM and higher refresh rate which enables a better gaming experience. Additionally, they can also avail no-cost EMI and exchange offers with a price drop on select models.   Gamers can get up to 50% off on Gaming accessories like Racing wheels, Blue switch mechanical Keyboards, high DPI gaming mice and RGB gaming headsets with 7.1 surround sound, from top brands like Logitech, Redgear, Alienware and HyperX. Discounted deals will be live on select models.   Here are some popular gaming products on Amazon.in with offers and deals from sellers.   Gaming Laptops and Monitors: ·Acer Nitro 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop: Immerse yourself in enhanced visual experience with Acer Nitro 5 11th gen Gaming Laptop powered by Intel i5 11th gen processor. This powerful gaming machine comes with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 8GB of dedicated RAM and 144Hz Refresh rate. Enjoy smooth multitasking and excellent performance with Acer Cool Boost technology and 512 SSD hard disk. This gaming laptop is available for INR 67,990.   ·HP Pavilion Gaming 15.6 inch FHD Laptop: The HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop is a perfect companion for all the gamers. It comes with a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor and 8GB RAM along with 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card, making it a complete package.   ·MSI Bravo 15 FHD Gaming Laptop: Configured with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Mobile Processors using the latest breakthrough 7nm technology and Radeon RX 5500M graphics, this MSI gaming laptop provides desktop-caliber performance in gaming laptops with immersive multimedia and gaming experience. AMD FreeSync Premium equips serious gamers with a fluid, tear-free gameplay experience at peak performance. MSI’s exclusive Dragon Center software helps you control and customize your MSI laptop the way you want. 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD contributes to maximum efficiency and performance. It is available for INR 77,990.   ·LG 24-inch Gaming Monitor: With Flicker-Free technology and a 75Hz refresh rate, this Ultra HD 4K monitor redefines the gaming visual experience. Features like dynamic action sync, black stabilizer and game mode delivers an outstanding picture clarity and gaming optimization. It is available for INR 13,499.   ·AOPEN Acer 24-inch Full HD Curve VA Panel Gaming Monitor (Black): AOPEN Acer 24-inch Full HD 1800R curve VA Panel Gaming Monitor feature a cutting-edge gaming technology making your gaming experience smoother. HC1 series features rapid 144Hz refresh rate and fast response time, allowing you to defeat the enemy at the first moment, while the curve screen with Full HD resolution helps you detect all the details on screen. Get it for INR 10,999.     Gaming accessories ZEBRONICS Zeb-MAX Plus V2 Mechanical Keyboard: Go Stealth Mode or Rush Mode with Zebronics’ ZEB-Max Plus V2 Mechanical Keyboard. A 104-Key Multi-color LED Keyboard with mechanical switches 80 million strokes life cycle for OP Gameplays. The keyboard comes with 20-LED Modes, 1.8 Meter Braided Cable with Gold-plated USB Connector for max durability. Get this value for money keyboard for INR 3,310.   HyperX Cloud Core + 7.1 Gaming Headset: HyperX Cloud Core with virtual 7.1 surround: This headset provides clear positional audio for a more immersive gaming experience. Signature HyperX memory foam and soft leatherette make it comfortable for long gaming sessions. The detachable noise-canceling microphone keeps ambient sounds from interrupting your voice chat and can be removed when not in use. Cloud headsets are known for their legendary sound, comfort, and durability optimized for the way you play. Get it on a deal for INR 5,990.   Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals: Logitech G923 is a high-performance racing wheel that revolutionizes the e-racing experience. Re-engineered to support a game-changing feedback system, G923 features TRUEFORCE, next-generation force feedback that dials into game engines to deliver higher fidelity realism. Feel the pistons pumping, the gravel crunching, and every shift, drift, and hairpin turn like never before. We have a special discount of INR 5,000 off for this month.   Logitech G333 Gaming Earphones: Fully immerse into the game with audio purpose-built for play on the G333. Dual audio drivers, one for highs/mids and one for bass, deliver incredibly detail-rich sound. Choose from multiple vibrant colors. Select between three flexible, soft ear tips. In-line mic and controls give you clear comms and easy control. G333 is at a discounted price of INR 3,395 for this month.   MSI Clutch GM40 Gaming Optical Mouse: Clutch GM40 GAMING mouse is crafted by ergonomic design providing both right- and left-hand gamers the most comfortable gaming experience. The PMW 3310 is one of the most popular gaming sensors in the market, built with highly sensitive and durable materials. This sensor will give the GM40 the edge over the enemy. Get it for INR 2,499.   CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad: Experience realistic gameplay with Dual Vibration Motors which give you a thrilling experience with CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad. All thanks to the dual input support (X-Input & D-Input), you can play a variety of games by simply changing modes. It supports top games such as FIFA, GTA, COD, NFS and many more. Get it at a deal price of INR 949 with more than 30% discount.   SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset: With a sleek, low-profile design, detachable microphone, and fold-flat earcups, Arctis 1 can be your both - gaming headset and go-to headphones. The detachable Arctis ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise cancelation. Get it at a discounted price of INR 5,599.   Cosmic Byte Black Eye Wired Mechanical Keyboard: The Black-Eye Gaming Keyboard from Cosmic Byte is the ideal Gaming Companion for any gamer worth their salt. A beautifully understated Aluminum Body forms the foundation of this mechanical gaming keyboard. A full-size, ergonomically designed Keypad of 104 mechanical keys with 13 RGB Back light Effects really set the Black-Eye Keyboard apart. The Cosmic Byte Black-Eye Keyboard also sports Injection Molded Double Shot keys with a massive 50 Million Keystroke Key-life. It is available for INR 3,749.   Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse: Kickstart a proper gaming rig with the Razer DeathAdder Essential. The 6,400 DPI optical sensor enables fast and precise swipes for great control, while an ergonomic form allows for extended hours of gaming. The mouse also features 5 Hyperesponse buttons with up to 10 million clicks durability. Get it for INR 1,599.      Gaming TVs: Redmi (55) 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV: Impeccable visual quality with over 8 million pixels for ultra-high-definition viewing experience. 15W X 2 speakers to provide you with a stereo experience for powerful audio experience at home. DTS Virtual: X enhances audio source for an immersive experience in any room.   Sony Bravia (55) 4K Ultra HD Certified Android TV: Enter the world of Android TV with beautiful colors and contrast, fine details powered by X1 4K Processor and clear sound. Powered by a powerful X1 processor, its uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost detail. With an even clearer 4K signal, everything you watch is closer to 4K resolution, full of life-like color and contrast. The Bass Reflex speaker delivers impressive low-end sound that is well suited to movies, sport and music. An isolated box design ensures highly efficient sound reproduction, delivering punchy bass without compromising detail and clarity.     Top deals and offers can be viewed here. 
Paytm launches "iPhone Bonanza”, pay electricity bill on the app & get a chance to win an iPhone 12
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
     Paytm today announced the launch of the ‘iPhone Bonanza’ offer on electricity bill payments. Users who pay their electricity bills through the Paytm app between June 8th and July 8th will stand a chance to win an iPhone 12.    Winners will be notified via email & phone calls by 31st July 2021, and upon successful verification will be given a Paytm Mall voucher. The winners can log on to Paytm Mall, enter the voucher code and order the iPhone 12 for free.    To bring more convenience Paytm has recently enhanced the electricity bill payments experience with features such as 2-step instant payments and timely reminders through SMS and in-app notifications. Users need to simply choose their state & service provider, enter their bill number or customer account number and then make the payment. Additionally, users paying the electricity bill for the first time on Paytm will get a guaranteed cashback of up to Rs. 50.   Paytm gives its users the flexibility to select their preferred payment mode from Paytm UPI, Paytm Wallet, Paytm Postpaid, debit and credit cards, or net banking.    Paytm spokesperson said, "It is our constant endeavour to enable users with seamless digital payments services that help in enhancing the ease of living. We have onboarded electricity boards from every corner of the country ranging from Karnataka, Delhi, AP, Telangana to Lakshadweep, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, among others.  With our new UI and exciting offers, we are trying to reach new users across the country.”   Paytm users can also do mobile, broadband & DTH recharges, pay their credit card bills, book cylinders, make rent payments, and many other utility bill payments from the comfort of their home.  
SBI General Insurance enters into bancassurance tie-up with IDFC FIRST Bank
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
    SBI General Insurance has signed a Corporate Agency agreement with IDFC FIRST Bank, for distribution of non-life insurance solutions. Under this strategic agreement, SBI General Insurance will offer insurance products such as Health, Personal Accident, Home, Motor and Travel along with the commercial line of insurance products such as Property, Marine and Engineering Insurance, to the Bank’s customers. Amar Joshi, Head – Emerging Business Lines, SBI General Insurance, shares, “We are happy to further strengthen our distribution network through this partnership and look forward to achieve new milestones. This will help us extend our range of products to a larger customer base. Our overall aim continues to remain the same i.e. to enhance insurance penetration in the country by ensuring access to all.” Amit Kumar, Head – Retail Liabilities, IDFC FIRST Bank, said, “We are pleased to associate with SBI General Insurance and bring more value-added products and services to our customers. The expansion of our non-life insurance portfolio could not have come at a better time as it provides our customers both health and wealth protection and complements our existing wealth management offering.” IDFC FIRST Bank has a digital first approach and serves customers through its state-of-the-art netbanking platform and an intuitive, user-friendly mobile app, which complement its nationwide branches, ATMS and loan centers. 
Simplilearn Expands Its Senior Leadership Team With Four New Hires
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
       Simplilearn, the world's number one online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced the appointment of four senior leaders to further strengthen its leadership teams across verticals.   P V Viswanathan (Vishy) joins Simplilearn as Senior Director Product Management. Vishy brings with him 17 years of rich experience in product management and software development in varied industry verticals like computer networking, telecom, retail and e-commerce. In his new role at Simplilearn, Vishy will lead the Product teams that manage the learner management software platform as well the platform tools focused on scaling Simplilearn’s business. Before joining Simplilearn, Vishy worked as a Principal Product Manager with Walmart Labs. In the past, Vishy has also been associated with brands like Cisco Systems, Amazon Sellers, Lucent Technologies and Future Software.  Jason Marcuson joins as Director - Partnership and Alliance and will be part of Simplilearn Americas. In this newly created role, Marcuson will drive the US partnership outreach and engagement for all universities and industries. He was on the Board of Directors at TechPoint Foundation for Youth, for more than four years prior to joining Simplilearn. He has 19 years of experience and has worked with Kaplan as a National Accounts Director-Strategic Partnerships and Wiley as a Director of Sales.   Gaurav Agrawal joins Simplilearn as Director - Analytics and Data Science.  Gaurav is an analytics professional with 9 years of experience using data-driven insights and process optimization to drive business growth, customer lifecycle, marketing efficiencies, and product innovations. At Simplilearn, Gaurav will define the analytics vision, build and manage our analytics tools and frameworks, and shape the direction of short and long-term business priorities with actionable data insights. Some of the companies he was associated with include Domino’s Pizza, IndiaMart, and Capillary Technologies.   Vivek Maheshwari joins Simplilearn as Director - CRM. He comes with 11 years of diverse experience in sales, marketing, and CRM in e-commerce, retail and telecom. In his new role, Vivek will be responsible for delivering scalable and personalised communication to customers across the funnel and will drive the customer engagement and retention charter for the organisation. Prior to joining Simplilearn, Vivek was associated with Lifestyle International & Vodafone Idea Ltd.   Welcoming the new leaders, Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, Simplilearn said “Edtech as a sector has witnessed some path breaking growth numbers in the last one year, and is only bound to go further. At Simplilearn, we are at a pivotal point in our growth journey as we align to cater to the evolving needs of the consumer and the tech industry. Be it our India or Americas business, the demand for tech skilling programs is unanimous across. With that in mind, we are thrilled to welcome P V Viswanathan (Vishy), Jason Marcuson, Gaurav Agrawal and Vivek Maheshwari as part of our leadership team at Simplilearn at a significant time like now. We believe that the knowledge and expertise that each of these leaders bring to the table, will help us grow as a world-class team and achieve the vision of creating a job-ready global workforce.” 

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Amazon.in announces ‘Grand Gaming Days’
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
  Amazon.in today announced ‘Grand Gaming Days’ for gaming enthusiasts bringing a host of offers and deals on gaming gadgets. Customers can get great offers and deals on gaming laptops, desktops & monitors, advanced headphones, gaming consoles, graphic cards, TVs from popular brands like Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, LG, HP, Sony, Dell, Corsair, Cosmic byte, JBL and more. The sale will be live until June 24, 2021.   Customers can get up to 40% off on Large screen TVs with high resolution, larger RAM and higher refresh rate which enables a better gaming experience. Additionally, they can also avail no-cost EMI and exchange offers with a price drop on select models.   Gamers can get up to 50% off on Gaming accessories like Racing wheels, Blue switch mechanical Keyboards, high DPI gaming mice and RGB gaming headsets with 7.1 surround sound, from top brands like Logitech, Redgear, Alienware and HyperX. Discounted deals will be live on select models.   Here are some popular gaming products on Amazon.in with offers and deals from sellers.   Gaming Laptops and Monitors: ·Acer Nitro 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop: Immerse yourself in enhanced visual experience with Acer Nitro 5 11th gen Gaming Laptop powered by Intel i5 11th gen processor. This powerful gaming machine comes with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 8GB of dedicated RAM and 144Hz Refresh rate. Enjoy smooth multitasking and excellent performance with Acer Cool Boost technology and 512 SSD hard disk. This gaming laptop is available for INR 67,990.   ·HP Pavilion Gaming 15.6 inch FHD Laptop: The HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop is a perfect companion for all the gamers. It comes with a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor and 8GB RAM along with 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card, making it a complete package.   ·MSI Bravo 15 FHD Gaming Laptop: Configured with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Mobile Processors using the latest breakthrough 7nm technology and Radeon RX 5500M graphics, this MSI gaming laptop provides desktop-caliber performance in gaming laptops with immersive multimedia and gaming experience. AMD FreeSync Premium equips serious gamers with a fluid, tear-free gameplay experience at peak performance. MSI’s exclusive Dragon Center software helps you control and customize your MSI laptop the way you want. 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD contributes to maximum efficiency and performance. It is available for INR 77,990.   ·LG 24-inch Gaming Monitor: With Flicker-Free technology and a 75Hz refresh rate, this Ultra HD 4K monitor redefines the gaming visual experience. Features like dynamic action sync, black stabilizer and game mode delivers an outstanding picture clarity and gaming optimization. It is available for INR 13,499.   ·AOPEN Acer 24-inch Full HD Curve VA Panel Gaming Monitor (Black): AOPEN Acer 24-inch Full HD 1800R curve VA Panel Gaming Monitor feature a cutting-edge gaming technology making your gaming experience smoother. HC1 series features rapid 144Hz refresh rate and fast response time, allowing you to defeat the enemy at the first moment, while the curve screen with Full HD resolution helps you detect all the details on screen. Get it for INR 10,999.     Gaming accessories ZEBRONICS Zeb-MAX Plus V2 Mechanical Keyboard: Go Stealth Mode or Rush Mode with Zebronics’ ZEB-Max Plus V2 Mechanical Keyboard. A 104-Key Multi-color LED Keyboard with mechanical switches 80 million strokes life cycle for OP Gameplays. The keyboard comes with 20-LED Modes, 1.8 Meter Braided Cable with Gold-plated USB Connector for max durability. Get this value for money keyboard for INR 3,310.   HyperX Cloud Core + 7.1 Gaming Headset: HyperX Cloud Core with virtual 7.1 surround: This headset provides clear positional audio for a more immersive gaming experience. Signature HyperX memory foam and soft leatherette make it comfortable for long gaming sessions. The detachable noise-canceling microphone keeps ambient sounds from interrupting your voice chat and can be removed when not in use. Cloud headsets are known for their legendary sound, comfort, and durability optimized for the way you play. Get it on a deal for INR 5,990.   Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals: Logitech G923 is a high-performance racing wheel that revolutionizes the e-racing experience. Re-engineered to support a game-changing feedback system, G923 features TRUEFORCE, next-generation force feedback that dials into game engines to deliver higher fidelity realism. Feel the pistons pumping, the gravel crunching, and every shift, drift, and hairpin turn like never before. We have a special discount of INR 5,000 off for this month.   Logitech G333 Gaming Earphones: Fully immerse into the game with audio purpose-built for play on the G333. Dual audio drivers, one for highs/mids and one for bass, deliver incredibly detail-rich sound. Choose from multiple vibrant colors. Select between three flexible, soft ear tips. In-line mic and controls give you clear comms and easy control. G333 is at a discounted price of INR 3,395 for this month.   MSI Clutch GM40 Gaming Optical Mouse: Clutch GM40 GAMING mouse is crafted by ergonomic design providing both right- and left-hand gamers the most comfortable gaming experience. The PMW 3310 is one of the most popular gaming sensors in the market, built with highly sensitive and durable materials. This sensor will give the GM40 the edge over the enemy. Get it for INR 2,499.   CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad: Experience realistic gameplay with Dual Vibration Motors which give you a thrilling experience with CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad. All thanks to the dual input support (X-Input & D-Input), you can play a variety of games by simply changing modes. It supports top games such as FIFA, GTA, COD, NFS and many more. Get it at a deal price of INR 949 with more than 30% discount.   SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset: With a sleek, low-profile design, detachable microphone, and fold-flat earcups, Arctis 1 can be your both - gaming headset and go-to headphones. The detachable Arctis ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise cancelation. Get it at a discounted price of INR 5,599.   Cosmic Byte Black Eye Wired Mechanical Keyboard: The Black-Eye Gaming Keyboard from Cosmic Byte is the ideal Gaming Companion for any gamer worth their salt. A beautifully understated Aluminum Body forms the foundation of this mechanical gaming keyboard. A full-size, ergonomically designed Keypad of 104 mechanical keys with 13 RGB Back light Effects really set the Black-Eye Keyboard apart. The Cosmic Byte Black-Eye Keyboard also sports Injection Molded Double Shot keys with a massive 50 Million Keystroke Key-life. It is available for INR 3,749.   Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse: Kickstart a proper gaming rig with the Razer DeathAdder Essential. The 6,400 DPI optical sensor enables fast and precise swipes for great control, while an ergonomic form allows for extended hours of gaming. The mouse also features 5 Hyperesponse buttons with up to 10 million clicks durability. Get it for INR 1,599.      Gaming TVs: Redmi (55) 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV: Impeccable visual quality with over 8 million pixels for ultra-high-definition viewing experience. 15W X 2 speakers to provide you with a stereo experience for powerful audio experience at home. DTS Virtual: X enhances audio source for an immersive experience in any room.   Sony Bravia (55) 4K Ultra HD Certified Android TV: Enter the world of Android TV with beautiful colors and contrast, fine details powered by X1 4K Processor and clear sound. Powered by a powerful X1 processor, its uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost detail. With an even clearer 4K signal, everything you watch is closer to 4K resolution, full of life-like color and contrast. The Bass Reflex speaker delivers impressive low-end sound that is well suited to movies, sport and music. An isolated box design ensures highly efficient sound reproduction, delivering punchy bass without compromising detail and clarity.     Top deals and offers can be viewed here. 
Paytm launches "iPhone Bonanza”, pay electricity bill on the app & get a chance to win an iPhone 12
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
     Paytm today announced the launch of the ‘iPhone Bonanza’ offer on electricity bill payments. Users who pay their electricity bills through the Paytm app between June 8th and July 8th will stand a chance to win an iPhone 12.    Winners will be notified via email & phone calls by 31st July 2021, and upon successful verification will be given a Paytm Mall voucher. The winners can log on to Paytm Mall, enter the voucher code and order the iPhone 12 for free.    To bring more convenience Paytm has recently enhanced the electricity bill payments experience with features such as 2-step instant payments and timely reminders through SMS and in-app notifications. Users need to simply choose their state & service provider, enter their bill number or customer account number and then make the payment. Additionally, users paying the electricity bill for the first time on Paytm will get a guaranteed cashback of up to Rs. 50.   Paytm gives its users the flexibility to select their preferred payment mode from Paytm UPI, Paytm Wallet, Paytm Postpaid, debit and credit cards, or net banking.    Paytm spokesperson said, "It is our constant endeavour to enable users with seamless digital payments services that help in enhancing the ease of living. We have onboarded electricity boards from every corner of the country ranging from Karnataka, Delhi, AP, Telangana to Lakshadweep, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, among others.  With our new UI and exciting offers, we are trying to reach new users across the country.”   Paytm users can also do mobile, broadband & DTH recharges, pay their credit card bills, book cylinders, make rent payments, and many other utility bill payments from the comfort of their home.  
SBI General Insurance enters into bancassurance tie-up with IDFC FIRST Bank
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
    SBI General Insurance has signed a Corporate Agency agreement with IDFC FIRST Bank, for distribution of non-life insurance solutions. Under this strategic agreement, SBI General Insurance will offer insurance products such as Health, Personal Accident, Home, Motor and Travel along with the commercial line of insurance products such as Property, Marine and Engineering Insurance, to the Bank’s customers. Amar Joshi, Head – Emerging Business Lines, SBI General Insurance, shares, “We are happy to further strengthen our distribution network through this partnership and look forward to achieve new milestones. This will help us extend our range of products to a larger customer base. Our overall aim continues to remain the same i.e. to enhance insurance penetration in the country by ensuring access to all.” Amit Kumar, Head – Retail Liabilities, IDFC FIRST Bank, said, “We are pleased to associate with SBI General Insurance and bring more value-added products and services to our customers. The expansion of our non-life insurance portfolio could not have come at a better time as it provides our customers both health and wealth protection and complements our existing wealth management offering.” IDFC FIRST Bank has a digital first approach and serves customers through its state-of-the-art netbanking platform and an intuitive, user-friendly mobile app, which complement its nationwide branches, ATMS and loan centers. 
Simplilearn Expands Its Senior Leadership Team With Four New Hires
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
       Simplilearn, the world's number one online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced the appointment of four senior leaders to further strengthen its leadership teams across verticals.   P V Viswanathan (Vishy) joins Simplilearn as Senior Director Product Management. Vishy brings with him 17 years of rich experience in product management and software development in varied industry verticals like computer networking, telecom, retail and e-commerce. In his new role at Simplilearn, Vishy will lead the Product teams that manage the learner management software platform as well the platform tools focused on scaling Simplilearn’s business. Before joining Simplilearn, Vishy worked as a Principal Product Manager with Walmart Labs. In the past, Vishy has also been associated with brands like Cisco Systems, Amazon Sellers, Lucent Technologies and Future Software.  Jason Marcuson joins as Director - Partnership and Alliance and will be part of Simplilearn Americas. In this newly created role, Marcuson will drive the US partnership outreach and engagement for all universities and industries. He was on the Board of Directors at TechPoint Foundation for Youth, for more than four years prior to joining Simplilearn. He has 19 years of experience and has worked with Kaplan as a National Accounts Director-Strategic Partnerships and Wiley as a Director of Sales.   Gaurav Agrawal joins Simplilearn as Director - Analytics and Data Science.  Gaurav is an analytics professional with 9 years of experience using data-driven insights and process optimization to drive business growth, customer lifecycle, marketing efficiencies, and product innovations. At Simplilearn, Gaurav will define the analytics vision, build and manage our analytics tools and frameworks, and shape the direction of short and long-term business priorities with actionable data insights. Some of the companies he was associated with include Domino’s Pizza, IndiaMart, and Capillary Technologies.   Vivek Maheshwari joins Simplilearn as Director - CRM. He comes with 11 years of diverse experience in sales, marketing, and CRM in e-commerce, retail and telecom. In his new role, Vivek will be responsible for delivering scalable and personalised communication to customers across the funnel and will drive the customer engagement and retention charter for the organisation. Prior to joining Simplilearn, Vivek was associated with Lifestyle International & Vodafone Idea Ltd.   Welcoming the new leaders, Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, Simplilearn said “Edtech as a sector has witnessed some path breaking growth numbers in the last one year, and is only bound to go further. At Simplilearn, we are at a pivotal point in our growth journey as we align to cater to the evolving needs of the consumer and the tech industry. Be it our India or Americas business, the demand for tech skilling programs is unanimous across. With that in mind, we are thrilled to welcome P V Viswanathan (Vishy), Jason Marcuson, Gaurav Agrawal and Vivek Maheshwari as part of our leadership team at Simplilearn at a significant time like now. We believe that the knowledge and expertise that each of these leaders bring to the table, will help us grow as a world-class team and achieve the vision of creating a job-ready global workforce.” 

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Amazon.in announces ‘Grand Gaming Days’
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
  Amazon.in today announced ‘Grand Gaming Days’ for gaming enthusiasts bringing a host of offers and deals on gaming gadgets. Customers can get great offers and deals on gaming laptops, desktops & monitors, advanced headphones, gaming consoles, graphic cards, TVs from popular brands like Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, LG, HP, Sony, Dell, Corsair, Cosmic byte, JBL and more. The sale will be live until June 24, 2021.   Customers can get up to 40% off on Large screen TVs with high resolution, larger RAM and higher refresh rate which enables a better gaming experience. Additionally, they can also avail no-cost EMI and exchange offers with a price drop on select models.   Gamers can get up to 50% off on Gaming accessories like Racing wheels, Blue switch mechanical Keyboards, high DPI gaming mice and RGB gaming headsets with 7.1 surround sound, from top brands like Logitech, Redgear, Alienware and HyperX. Discounted deals will be live on select models.   Here are some popular gaming products on Amazon.in with offers and deals from sellers.   Gaming Laptops and Monitors: ·Acer Nitro 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop: Immerse yourself in enhanced visual experience with Acer Nitro 5 11th gen Gaming Laptop powered by Intel i5 11th gen processor. This powerful gaming machine comes with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 8GB of dedicated RAM and 144Hz Refresh rate. Enjoy smooth multitasking and excellent performance with Acer Cool Boost technology and 512 SSD hard disk. This gaming laptop is available for INR 67,990.   ·HP Pavilion Gaming 15.6 inch FHD Laptop: The HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop is a perfect companion for all the gamers. It comes with a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor and 8GB RAM along with 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card, making it a complete package.   ·MSI Bravo 15 FHD Gaming Laptop: Configured with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Mobile Processors using the latest breakthrough 7nm technology and Radeon RX 5500M graphics, this MSI gaming laptop provides desktop-caliber performance in gaming laptops with immersive multimedia and gaming experience. AMD FreeSync Premium equips serious gamers with a fluid, tear-free gameplay experience at peak performance. MSI’s exclusive Dragon Center software helps you control and customize your MSI laptop the way you want. 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD contributes to maximum efficiency and performance. It is available for INR 77,990.   ·LG 24-inch Gaming Monitor: With Flicker-Free technology and a 75Hz refresh rate, this Ultra HD 4K monitor redefines the gaming visual experience. Features like dynamic action sync, black stabilizer and game mode delivers an outstanding picture clarity and gaming optimization. It is available for INR 13,499.   ·AOPEN Acer 24-inch Full HD Curve VA Panel Gaming Monitor (Black): AOPEN Acer 24-inch Full HD 1800R curve VA Panel Gaming Monitor feature a cutting-edge gaming technology making your gaming experience smoother. HC1 series features rapid 144Hz refresh rate and fast response time, allowing you to defeat the enemy at the first moment, while the curve screen with Full HD resolution helps you detect all the details on screen. Get it for INR 10,999.     Gaming accessories ZEBRONICS Zeb-MAX Plus V2 Mechanical Keyboard: Go Stealth Mode or Rush Mode with Zebronics’ ZEB-Max Plus V2 Mechanical Keyboard. A 104-Key Multi-color LED Keyboard with mechanical switches 80 million strokes life cycle for OP Gameplays. The keyboard comes with 20-LED Modes, 1.8 Meter Braided Cable with Gold-plated USB Connector for max durability. Get this value for money keyboard for INR 3,310.   HyperX Cloud Core + 7.1 Gaming Headset: HyperX Cloud Core with virtual 7.1 surround: This headset provides clear positional audio for a more immersive gaming experience. Signature HyperX memory foam and soft leatherette make it comfortable for long gaming sessions. The detachable noise-canceling microphone keeps ambient sounds from interrupting your voice chat and can be removed when not in use. Cloud headsets are known for their legendary sound, comfort, and durability optimized for the way you play. Get it on a deal for INR 5,990.   Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals: Logitech G923 is a high-performance racing wheel that revolutionizes the e-racing experience. Re-engineered to support a game-changing feedback system, G923 features TRUEFORCE, next-generation force feedback that dials into game engines to deliver higher fidelity realism. Feel the pistons pumping, the gravel crunching, and every shift, drift, and hairpin turn like never before. We have a special discount of INR 5,000 off for this month.   Logitech G333 Gaming Earphones: Fully immerse into the game with audio purpose-built for play on the G333. Dual audio drivers, one for highs/mids and one for bass, deliver incredibly detail-rich sound. Choose from multiple vibrant colors. Select between three flexible, soft ear tips. In-line mic and controls give you clear comms and easy control. G333 is at a discounted price of INR 3,395 for this month.   MSI Clutch GM40 Gaming Optical Mouse: Clutch GM40 GAMING mouse is crafted by ergonomic design providing both right- and left-hand gamers the most comfortable gaming experience. The PMW 3310 is one of the most popular gaming sensors in the market, built with highly sensitive and durable materials. This sensor will give the GM40 the edge over the enemy. Get it for INR 2,499.   CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad: Experience realistic gameplay with Dual Vibration Motors which give you a thrilling experience with CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad. All thanks to the dual input support (X-Input & D-Input), you can play a variety of games by simply changing modes. It supports top games such as FIFA, GTA, COD, NFS and many more. Get it at a deal price of INR 949 with more than 30% discount.   SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset: With a sleek, low-profile design, detachable microphone, and fold-flat earcups, Arctis 1 can be your both - gaming headset and go-to headphones. The detachable Arctis ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise cancelation. Get it at a discounted price of INR 5,599.   Cosmic Byte Black Eye Wired Mechanical Keyboard: The Black-Eye Gaming Keyboard from Cosmic Byte is the ideal Gaming Companion for any gamer worth their salt. A beautifully understated Aluminum Body forms the foundation of this mechanical gaming keyboard. A full-size, ergonomically designed Keypad of 104 mechanical keys with 13 RGB Back light Effects really set the Black-Eye Keyboard apart. The Cosmic Byte Black-Eye Keyboard also sports Injection Molded Double Shot keys with a massive 50 Million Keystroke Key-life. It is available for INR 3,749.   Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse: Kickstart a proper gaming rig with the Razer DeathAdder Essential. The 6,400 DPI optical sensor enables fast and precise swipes for great control, while an ergonomic form allows for extended hours of gaming. The mouse also features 5 Hyperesponse buttons with up to 10 million clicks durability. Get it for INR 1,599.      Gaming TVs: Redmi (55) 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV: Impeccable visual quality with over 8 million pixels for ultra-high-definition viewing experience. 15W X 2 speakers to provide you with a stereo experience for powerful audio experience at home. DTS Virtual: X enhances audio source for an immersive experience in any room.   Sony Bravia (55) 4K Ultra HD Certified Android TV: Enter the world of Android TV with beautiful colors and contrast, fine details powered by X1 4K Processor and clear sound. Powered by a powerful X1 processor, its uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost detail. With an even clearer 4K signal, everything you watch is closer to 4K resolution, full of life-like color and contrast. The Bass Reflex speaker delivers impressive low-end sound that is well suited to movies, sport and music. An isolated box design ensures highly efficient sound reproduction, delivering punchy bass without compromising detail and clarity.     Top deals and offers can be viewed here. 
Paytm launches "iPhone Bonanza”, pay electricity bill on the app & get a chance to win an iPhone 12
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
     Paytm today announced the launch of the ‘iPhone Bonanza’ offer on electricity bill payments. Users who pay their electricity bills through the Paytm app between June 8th and July 8th will stand a chance to win an iPhone 12.    Winners will be notified via email & phone calls by 31st July 2021, and upon successful verification will be given a Paytm Mall voucher. The winners can log on to Paytm Mall, enter the voucher code and order the iPhone 12 for free.    To bring more convenience Paytm has recently enhanced the electricity bill payments experience with features such as 2-step instant payments and timely reminders through SMS and in-app notifications. Users need to simply choose their state & service provider, enter their bill number or customer account number and then make the payment. Additionally, users paying the electricity bill for the first time on Paytm will get a guaranteed cashback of up to Rs. 50.   Paytm gives its users the flexibility to select their preferred payment mode from Paytm UPI, Paytm Wallet, Paytm Postpaid, debit and credit cards, or net banking.    Paytm spokesperson said, "It is our constant endeavour to enable users with seamless digital payments services that help in enhancing the ease of living. We have onboarded electricity boards from every corner of the country ranging from Karnataka, Delhi, AP, Telangana to Lakshadweep, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, among others.  With our new UI and exciting offers, we are trying to reach new users across the country.”   Paytm users can also do mobile, broadband & DTH recharges, pay their credit card bills, book cylinders, make rent payments, and many other utility bill payments from the comfort of their home.  
SBI General Insurance enters into bancassurance tie-up with IDFC FIRST Bank
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
    SBI General Insurance has signed a Corporate Agency agreement with IDFC FIRST Bank, for distribution of non-life insurance solutions. Under this strategic agreement, SBI General Insurance will offer insurance products such as Health, Personal Accident, Home, Motor and Travel along with the commercial line of insurance products such as Property, Marine and Engineering Insurance, to the Bank’s customers. Amar Joshi, Head – Emerging Business Lines, SBI General Insurance, shares, “We are happy to further strengthen our distribution network through this partnership and look forward to achieve new milestones. This will help us extend our range of products to a larger customer base. Our overall aim continues to remain the same i.e. to enhance insurance penetration in the country by ensuring access to all.” Amit Kumar, Head – Retail Liabilities, IDFC FIRST Bank, said, “We are pleased to associate with SBI General Insurance and bring more value-added products and services to our customers. The expansion of our non-life insurance portfolio could not have come at a better time as it provides our customers both health and wealth protection and complements our existing wealth management offering.” IDFC FIRST Bank has a digital first approach and serves customers through its state-of-the-art netbanking platform and an intuitive, user-friendly mobile app, which complement its nationwide branches, ATMS and loan centers. 
Simplilearn Expands Its Senior Leadership Team With Four New Hires
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
       Simplilearn, the world's number one online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced the appointment of four senior leaders to further strengthen its leadership teams across verticals.   P V Viswanathan (Vishy) joins Simplilearn as Senior Director Product Management. Vishy brings with him 17 years of rich experience in product management and software development in varied industry verticals like computer networking, telecom, retail and e-commerce. In his new role at Simplilearn, Vishy will lead the Product teams that manage the learner management software platform as well the platform tools focused on scaling Simplilearn’s business. Before joining Simplilearn, Vishy worked as a Principal Product Manager with Walmart Labs. In the past, Vishy has also been associated with brands like Cisco Systems, Amazon Sellers, Lucent Technologies and Future Software.  Jason Marcuson joins as Director - Partnership and Alliance and will be part of Simplilearn Americas. In this newly created role, Marcuson will drive the US partnership outreach and engagement for all universities and industries. He was on the Board of Directors at TechPoint Foundation for Youth, for more than four years prior to joining Simplilearn. He has 19 years of experience and has worked with Kaplan as a National Accounts Director-Strategic Partnerships and Wiley as a Director of Sales.   Gaurav Agrawal joins Simplilearn as Director - Analytics and Data Science.  Gaurav is an analytics professional with 9 years of experience using data-driven insights and process optimization to drive business growth, customer lifecycle, marketing efficiencies, and product innovations. At Simplilearn, Gaurav will define the analytics vision, build and manage our analytics tools and frameworks, and shape the direction of short and long-term business priorities with actionable data insights. Some of the companies he was associated with include Domino’s Pizza, IndiaMart, and Capillary Technologies.   Vivek Maheshwari joins Simplilearn as Director - CRM. He comes with 11 years of diverse experience in sales, marketing, and CRM in e-commerce, retail and telecom. In his new role, Vivek will be responsible for delivering scalable and personalised communication to customers across the funnel and will drive the customer engagement and retention charter for the organisation. Prior to joining Simplilearn, Vivek was associated with Lifestyle International & Vodafone Idea Ltd.   Welcoming the new leaders, Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, Simplilearn said “Edtech as a sector has witnessed some path breaking growth numbers in the last one year, and is only bound to go further. At Simplilearn, we are at a pivotal point in our growth journey as we align to cater to the evolving needs of the consumer and the tech industry. Be it our India or Americas business, the demand for tech skilling programs is unanimous across. With that in mind, we are thrilled to welcome P V Viswanathan (Vishy), Jason Marcuson, Gaurav Agrawal and Vivek Maheshwari as part of our leadership team at Simplilearn at a significant time like now. We believe that the knowledge and expertise that each of these leaders bring to the table, will help us grow as a world-class team and achieve the vision of creating a job-ready global workforce.” 

TV

Colors Kannada relaunches the BIGGest spectacle of 2021 – BIGG BOSS Kannada Season 8 second innings
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
    Staying true to its brand promise 'Banna Hosadagide, Bandha Bigiyagide' aptly summarizing the channel's refreshed and strengthened spirit, COLORS Kannada plans to make a comeback with renewed spirit with the relaunch of their biggest property BIGG BOSS Season 8. The show is all set to entrhal you again with even bigger, better and the most unique events with the announcement of fresh episodes from June 23rd at 6 pm on Wednesday, and daily at 9.30 pm thereafter. Bigg Boss Kannada fans will also get unlimited access with 24-hour LIVE feeds, an opportunity to watch the show ahead of television on Voot Select and anytime on Voot.   This action-packed second innings of Bigg Boss Kannada 8 will witness 12 existing celebrities inside the house fighting against each other. The shooting for Bigg Boss Kannada 8 was suspended from May 9th 2021 on its 72nd day, due to Karnataka state government imposing state wide lockdown to curb the spiking numbers of Covid-19 pandemic’s second wave in the state. In the interim Bigg Boss contestants were sent back to their respective places. The new episodes will be hosted by the most beloved superstar of Karnataka Kichcha Sudeep.   The show that has gone for 72 days with 12 celbraties (Vaishnavi Gowda, Aravind K P, Divya Urudaga, Divya Suresh, Shamanth, Raghu Gowda, Manju Pawagada, Shubha Poonja, Nidhi Subbaiah, Prashanth Sambargi, Priyanka Thimmesh and Chakravarthy Chandrachood) will continue for remaining days of show, maintaining the regular show format.   The second innings of Bigg Boss 8 will be unique as the contestants are aware of public sentiments, their screen presence in the show, unheard stories of fellow contestants from the house, their temperament and who gets along with everything, post the suspension of the show. As the contestants are entering the house again with whole bunch of knowledge of their 72 days of Bigg Boss journey watched on Voot app, this innings will be more interesting and enthralling to watch the entertainment peg that will be presented from these 12 contestants with the first of its kind opportunity given to them. Television has been the most effecting way of boosting our minds during this lockdown phase. COLORS Kannada has been entertaining the audiences with hit and popular shows like Mangalagowri Maduve, Kannadathi, Ginirama, Hoomale, Nammane Yuvarani, Mithunarashi, Shantham Paapam etc all. The existing shows will see major high-points in the storyline and will have more relevant and relatable scripts.   The digital audiences are in for a treat as they will get unlimited access into their favorite show on both Voot Select and Voot. They will get an unprecedented opportunity to enjoy their favorite show live 24 hours on Voot Select along with Before TV, Unseen Undekha and Cutless at  just ₹99/month and a special introductory price of ₹499/year.On Voot, they can enjoy Bigg Bang entry and exit interviews, Fryday tasks and other properties like Bigg In, Extra Masala and Video Vichar. The audience can also vote for their favorite contestants on Voot.   Block your spot on the couch in front of the television sets, because you just cannot miss the glitz, glamour and drama with Active Wheel presents Bigg Boss Season 8 powered by Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil, special partners Nippon Paint Atom Fibra- and Levista Instant Coffee starting on 23rd June 2021 at 6 pm and will air daily at 9.30 pm only on COLORS Kannada and  leading digital entertainment destination VOOT Select ~ 
ABP News concludes another remarkable edition of ‘Yog Sammelan’
Jun 22 2021 By Admin
   As International Yoga Day comes near, ABP News recently concluded the 6th edition of its ‘Yog Sammelan’. Much relevant for our times in a society still recovering from the numerous implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the special conclave on Yoga, Ayurveda, and other aspects of healthy living was organized by the news channel to educate the viewers on mindfulness, achieving balance, coping with anxiety, and becoming mentally & physically resilient.    Through insightful discussions, the e-conclave highlighted the best ways of protecting and strengthening one’s body & mind. With live demonstrations & discussions with Yoga Gurus on various asanas & their significance, the e-conclave delved into best practices from different schools of Yoga which can help prepare our bodies in fighting against COVID-19.    The e-conclave witnessed the eminent presence of Kiren Rijiju (Youth Affairs & Sports Minister, In charge – Ministry of Ayush), Yogi Dr. Amrit Raj (Yogacharya, Ayurvedacharya), Manjari Joshi (Yoga & Wellness Guru), Larra Shah (Celebrity Holistic Healer), Sohan Singh (Chinese Yog Guru), Tina Datta (TV Actress), Suneel Singh (Yog Guru),  Acharya Pratishtha (Exponent of Yoga), Grand Master Akshar (Spiritual Master, Lifestyle Coach, Author), Ira Trivedi (Author & Yoga Acharya), and Abhijata Iyenagar (Yoga Teacher).   At the e-conclave, celebrity nutritionists and other eminent personalities led enlightening discussions on Ayurveda and its remedies to boost body immunity & healthy living.    Speaking about this conclave, Mr. Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network said, “This pandemic has significantly impacted the psychological health of the people. Focusing on mental health, physical fitness, and mindfulness has become all the more crucial during these trying times. Keeping the same in mind, we conducted ‘Yog Sammelan’ on ABP News, to help and guide our viewers through this time, as they deal with the many implications of COVID-19. We hope the pertinent conversations on the e-conclave help our viewers attain better physical & mental health.”    Key Highlights:   Speaking on the e-conclave, Yogi Dr. Amrit Raj said, “Being happy increases our immunity. If we make a habit of doing yoga daily, we will remain healthy. Being happy is also an art. Don't skimp on smiling.”   Youth Affairs & Sports Minister, Mr. Kiren Rijiju shared his words of wisdom, “Yoga is such a medicine on which you do not spend any money.” He said.    Yoga Teacher, Ms. Abhijata Iyenagar said, “I cannot imagine my life without Yoga. It has become an integral part of my life, and exists as the core ingredient of my being. Given the present situation, stress is not just limited to the people affected by covid, but has drastically affected family members, doctors, frontline workers, etc. To overcome this stress, practicing yoga is necessary. Yoga works both on our body and mind, and gives us the strength to overcome the after effects of COVID-19. It provides us with mental stability.”   TV Actress Tina Datta shared her Yoga journey, “A lot of people think yoga is boring and it involves a lot of hard-work. It is something people believe they can’t do. I used to feel the same but this is not true. After I was introduced to Yoga, I fell in love with it. It's been 1.5 years since I have been practicing yoga regularly, and I can’t remember the last time I fell ill. My immunity has improved exponentially.” She said.    “Breathing exercises make your lungs stronger. It makes sure your lungs work efficiently. Yoga has even helped my mother who recently recovered from COVID-19.” She added.  
Hop on to a fantastical space journey with the TV premiere of Paap-O-Meter & The Space Bandits
Jun 11 2021 By Admin
  Sony YAY!, the popular kids’ entertainment channel, home to the ghost comedy Paap-O-Meter, has changed the way their young audiences perceive ghosts. The show’s endearing trio, Bhoot Boss and his two assistants Thakela and Pakela have earned a special place in the hearts of kids through their paap-busting endeavours in every episode. And now, Sony YAY! is ready to take their young fans, on another spooky adventure, transporting them to the outer space by bringing them a special movie telemovie premiere called Paap-O-Meter & The Space Bandits on 14th June at 4 PM. In this movie, Bhoot Boss and his assistants are challenged by an inter-galactic villain and a notorious Space bandit called Captain Badmaash. This villain also known as CB, steals the Golden Trumpet - a mystical device that gets powered by happiness. The trio set out to stop this powerful antagonist who is on a mission to take happiness away from humans thereby recharging his trumpet to conquer the Earth and Golden Planet. Will they find the solution in time or will Earth and the rest of the universe be left shrouded in gloom and sadness? Tune in to catch Thakela, Pakela and Bhoot Boos in the never-seen-before epic space adventure Paap-O-Meter & The Space Bandits this 14th June, Monday at 4 PM on Sony YAY! Further adding a pit stop to this inter-galactic journey, Sony YAY! will give all the Paap-O-Meter fans an exclusive chance to watch the movie before anyone through a special Watch Party on 12th June at 2.30 PM. The excitement will be doubled as the art genius Lalon will host a movie themed DIY session to recreate the magical world of the movie with the fans.  Register now for securing your seat in the exclusive zoom workshop on the below link or simply block your date for 12th June 2.30 PM for tuning-in live on Facebook and YouTube channel of the brand.   Link for registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCopj4qGNA8_LCjCIAy-TIkXvZNyRi7
Viacom18 expands its international footprint with the launch of COLORS Gujarati in UKb
Jun 03 2021 By Admin
  Viacom18 Media has launched its regional entertainment channel, COLORS Gujarati, in UK. IndiaCast Media Distribution, jointly owned by TV18 & Viacom18, has partnered with Sky & Virgin Media for the channel launch. The channel is available to Sky subscribers starting 1st June on Channel No. 794 and will be available to Virgin Media’s ‘Asian Mela Pack’ subscribers from 8th June on Channel No. 825. Currently, the network offers its flagship general entertainment channel COLORS along with the premium entertainment channel COLORS Rishtey and the movie channel COLORS Cineplex in UK. With this new addition, COLORS Gujarati will become the only Gujarati language channel to be available to UK viewers. The channel will bring the best of Gujarati content all through the week along with movie premieres every Sunday at 7 PM.   Faisal Mahomed, Director, BT Media and Broadcast, said “As a leading provider of media services in the UK, BT Media and Broadcast is at the forefront of broadcast innovation. With a successful partner track record, we’re pleased to continue to help Viacom18 capture larger UK audiences through our cutting-edge technology, and as always, we look forward to supporting Viacom18 with their growth plans - both in the UK and internationally.”   Govind Shahi, Executive VP - International Business, IndiaCast, said “We have a large Gujarati speaking population in UK and they have made their presence felt in the social and cultural fabric of the country. But currently, there is no single Gujarati channel in UK even though there are various TV channels for Punjabi, Urdu, Bangla and other regional language audiences. The launch of COLORS Gujarati will fulfil this need-gap in the UK. The channel will constitute of best-in-class Gujarati content from our hugely popular India library - including fiction, non-fiction series and movies”. With this launch on both Sky and Virgin, Colors Gujarati will reach out to a vast majority of subscribers who can sample and enjoy quality content in sync with their strong socio-cultural identity.”   COLORS Gujarati has been launched with its ‘Dil Thi Gujarati’ motto which mirrors the essence of the fun-loving Gujaratis in UK. COLORS Gujarati creates content that cuts across age groups with genres ranging from drama, comedy, mythological shows, movies, awards, events and lifestyle. The channel will largely showcase the same shows as India. Some of the popular shows include Bhakta Gora Kumbhar, Rashi Rikshawali, Prem Ni Bhavai, Kahu Chu Sambhlo Chu and the soon to be launched ManMilap.com 

International

Government of Latvia and UNDP India join hands to ensure availability of critical medical equipment in Nagaland
Jun 16 2021 By Admin
    As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put burden on the Indian health system, the need for critical medical supplies and facilities remains an area of focus.    The Government of Latvia has contributed USD 60,000 for the procurement of these critical medical equipment, as part of the broader European Union's assistance to India’s response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be used to purchase Indian-made AgVa ventilators.    The European Union stands in full solidarity with India to provide support for COVID-19 response through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and individual government to government and business-to-business partnerships.   "In today's interconnected world, the battle against the invisible enemy should be a global and united effort. It is as simple as that: no one is safe until everyone is safe. India has been an invaluable driving force in the COVAX mission, and it is just fair that we give a helping hand to our Indian friends at this difficult time. I am very pleased to be working with UNDP in India to contribute to building the capacity of the Indian health system", stated by H.E. Mr. Artis Bērtulis, Ambassador of Latvia to India.   “I would like to thank the Government of Latvia for this critical support that will allow UNDP to ensure further strengthening of the health systems through procuring critical medical equipment for the state of Nagaland.  The pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives and overwhelm the health system in the country. UNDP urgently needs additional support and resources to reach the last mile to ensure no one is left behind,” shared Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India.    In addition to this, UNDP has also been supporting the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with digitization of supply chain of vaccines and tracking beneficiaries across states to ensure better access and coverage. It has also helped build capacities of 820,500 frontline workers across the country to support the ‘world’s largest vaccination drive’.   
Japan Foundation Adopts Digital Edition: Launches Japanese Film Festival 2020 In India
Nov 11 2020 By Admin
    Japan Foundation New Delhi announces the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2020 in India to go virtual amid the pandemic. The fourth edition of the festival in India has an expansive list of 30 select Japanese films from genres of varied formats and subjects.   The festival is slated for an opening at the end of 2020, bringing critically acclaimed award-winning titles along with mainstream entertainment: films such as One Night, Lady Maiko, Production I.G Short Animation: (Pigtails), Stolen Identity, and Our 30-Minute Sessions from the Japanese showbiz for the Indian patrons. The film catalogue includes titles selected specifically to cater to varied ages and tastes across categories like animation, feature drama, romance, thriller, classic and documentary.   “We are thrilled to screen the 2020 edition of the festival on an absolutely new, exciting, and bigger scale. Keeping consumer safety utmost, the virtual platform will help us reach a wider audience base. Popularity of Japanese content has been distinctly growing in the Indian landscape which has been fueled by the recent increase in online content consumption,” said Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto, the Director-General of the Japan Foundation New Delhi. He added, “We are bringing the best of Japanese films which have garnered critical praise along with audience love to offer an enriching experience to our Indian viewers. We are confident the festival will be successful and bigger with the online platform.”   The Japanese Film Festival 2020 Film catalogue includes marquee titles; Sumikkogurashi: Good to be in the corner, Production I.G Animation: Tokyo Marble Chocolate, Production I.G Short Animation: (Drawer Hobs), One Night, 0.5mm, Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday, Our 30-Minute Sessions, Little Nights, Little Love, Stolen Identity, Tremble All You Want, The Great Passage, RAILWAYS, Café Funiculi Funicula and more.   The Festival watch page, https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/ for details on the movie line-up, registration, festival schedule and dates.
Celusion Technologies - Top 40 Finalists for Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Fintech Awards in the Global Category
Nov 10 2020 By Admin
  India’s trusted fintech company, Celusion Technologies has been shortlisted in the top 40 Global Fintech companies at the prestigious, Singapore based MAS Fintech Awards, from a total of 326 submissions across 55 countries. Celusion is one of the only 2 companies shortlisted from India.   The MAS Global Fintech Challenge launched by The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), seeks to identify path breaking solutions that can enable the financial sector to respond to two pressing global challenges of today: Covid-19 and climate change. This award is given to recognise excellence in developing innovative solutions in the financial sector.   Celusion’s Unified Account Opening Platform has helped to combat the challenges posed by Covid 19. The solution has eliminated physical travel for customers that are keen to open and verify new banking, insurance, mutual fund and stock broking accounts, making it a contact-less experience. The solution has proved to be a perfect fit in the current globally difficult times and that has led to it getting shortlisting under the global category.   Celusion has deployed the Unified Account Opening Platform with leading stock brokers to open demat and trading accounts and lending companies to open loan accounts. The platform scales to meet enterprise needs and at its peak has opened more than 1,50,000 accounts per month. The solution has resulted in considerable cost and time savings and has led to significant increase in customer acquisitions. The solution enables a customer to open an account and start operating it in 15 minutes.   This solution is implemented in 6 large cap financial institutions in the last 12 months. Out of which, 3 of the top 10 stock brokers in India & 2 of the top 5 mortgage companies in India use the Unified Account Opening product.   This platform currently processes 2500 demat & trading accounts and 5000 loan accounts opening per day.   Speaking on the award nomination, Celusion Technologies founder, Praveen, said “We are thrilled to be selected in the Top 40 finalists at the world’s largest fintech conference. The selection validates the product potential on a global stage and will help accelerate our growth to be leaders in the space of digital customer onboarding.”   Celusion, founded in the year 2004, is an Indian software company that develops enterprise applications for banks and financial services. The company is headquartered in Thane, Maharashtra, India.    Celusion Technologies helps banks, financial services and insurance companies transform their customer acquisition process to a fully-digital channel, augmented by real-time regulatory checks and artificial intelligence for fraud detection. The solution comprises a suite of digital offerings that build a collaborative ecosystem that connects sales, operations, channel partners, credit underwriting and management, reducing the time to onboard a customer with increased operational efficiency.   With the vision to be a global company, Celusion has recently registered a Singapore entity, that will serve the ASEAN market. Celusion works with leading stock brokers and lending companies in India, on their key digital transformation projects.  
Adjust appoints Shawn Bonham as President APAC to drive growth in the Asia-Pacific region
Nov 10 2020 By Admin
       Adjust, the global app marketing platform, today announced it has promoted Shawn Bonham to President APAC. After having served as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for the company for the last three and a half years, Bonham will focus on growing teams in China, India, Japan, Korea, and SEA territories.    “APAC is an incredibly varied and exciting region for mobile marketers — from the hyper-advanced companies of Korea and Japan to up-and-coming markets such as Myanmar and Vietnam,” Bonham said. “I’m looking forward to working more closely with our team and brands across the region, and I’m confident that our ever-expanding suite of measurement, automation, and fraud prevention tools will continue to drive growth for our clients in Asia-Pacific.”    Adjust’s app marketing platform helps mobile marketers better understand their users’ journey, while allowing marketers to make smarter decisions. Adjust was a first mover in APAC’s mobile marketing space, and Bonham has in-depth knowledge of the region. Fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, the US-national opened Adjust’s 6 APAC offices including  China and Japan in 2014, Korea in 2016, and India in 2018. Bonham joined Adjust as SVP & Managing Director APAC and India in 2014 before becoming CRO in 2017. Prior to Adjust, Bonham held roles at graphics chip manufacturer NVIDIA, game engine developer Havok, and mobile analytics platform Upsight.     Bonham’s appointment follows a strong performance for Adjust in the region, which has one of the fastest-growing mobile marketing industries worldwide. According to marketing research experts WARC, some 38% of marketers in Asia-Pacific allocate over 30% of their total marketing budget to mobile advertising. Adjust’s Mobile Growth Map also found APAC is leading global mobile app growth with three countries, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia, in the top five fastest-growing markets.     Asia has a strong pedigree in app innovation, and several of APAC’s leading lights have been Adjust clients for many years. Adjust has long-running relationships with some of the biggest tech companies and start-ups in APAC, including Rakuten, LINE, Nexon, Tencent Games, Club Factory, Traveloka, Mytona, and Indofun Games.     "We made a conscious decision to enter the APAC region early, which has resulted in many strong client relationships and an understanding about how to best serve those clients.” Adjust CEO Christian Henschel said. “Asia-Pacific is an important region that is home to some of our fastest-growing markets, such as Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. We are confident that Shawn will build on the fantastic foundations already in place, and that our APAC offering will continue to grow as our clients do.”