Monday, 25 September 2023

A Perfect Blend of Style & Convenience: TTK Prestige unveils PKNSS 1.0 Electric Kettle with wide mouth for easy cleaning.


National, September 2023: TTK Prestige, the legendary brand known for its durable, innovative, and versatile kitchen appliances, proudly introduces its latest addition to the wide range of kettles: the Electric Kettle PKNSS 1.0. This kettle is designed to be an innovative product, seamlessly combining efficiency and convenience for boiling water for various beverages such as tea and coffee.

One of the standout features of the PKNSS 1.0 electric kettle is its innovative design, which prioritizes making the boiling process faster and easier. This becomes particularly crucial in today's fast-paced lifestyle where the demand for hot water is often urgent.

The kettle is constructed using high-quality stainless steel, offering not only visual appeal but also exceptional durability. Furthermore, the kettle comes with wide mouth which makes it easy-to-clean and serves as a practical advantage for daily use. The stainless steel inner finish is thoughtfully complemented by a concealed heating element.

Placing safety at the forefront, the PKNSS 1.0 Electric Kettle boasts an automatic cut-off feature. This ensures that the kettle switches off once the water reaches its boiling point, preventing potential hazards from dry boiling and conserving energy. The kettle's handle is designed with easy and secure handling in mind, while the lid locks firmly in place to avert accidental spills. Augmenting usability, the power indicator on the kettle offers a visual cue about its operational status. Furthermore, the kettle's 360-degree swivel base allows for effortless pouring from any angle, further enhancing user convenience.

In terms of performance, the PKNSS 1.0 electric kettle proudly boasts a powerful 1500W wattage.  This ensures that water heats up quickly, contributing to the overall efficiency of the kettle. With a capacious 1.0-liter capacity, the kettle accommodates a range of beverage requirements, whether it involves crafting a single cup of tea or preparing hot water.

The PKNSS 1.0 Electric Kettle priced at Rs 1295, comes with an introductory customer price of Rs. 749. It is accompanied by a 1-year warranty on the product. This warranty is a reflection of the brand's unwavering confidence in the kettle's quality and performance.

About TTK Prestige (

TTK Prestige Limited is part of TTK Group. Over the past six decades, TTK Prestige Limited has emerged as India’s largest kitchen appliances company catering to the needs of homemakers in the country. Every Prestige brand product is built on the pillars of safety, innovation, durability, and trust, making the brand the first choice in millions of homes.

ASDC and Andhra Pradesh SSDC Collaborate for placement-oriented skill training

New Delhi - Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (AP SSDC) during an event at New Delhi.  The primary objective of this MOU, ASDC is going to implement the Skill Training Programs for students and Training of Trainers (TOT) in Automotive sector across Andra Pradesh. This partnership aims to establish a Centre of Excellence dedicated to the automobile industry, develop customised skill development programs for young individuals, initiate joint certification efforts, provide industrial training opportunities, and offer capacity-building programs for trainers. The overarching aim is to bridge the skills gap in the automotive industry.

The MoU exchanged between ASDC and APSSDC by Dr Vinod Kumar V, IAS, MD & CEO, APSSDC and Mr Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC in presence of Mr. Vinod Aggarwal, President ASDC, F R Singhvi, Vice President ASDC, Vinkesh Gulati, Treasurer ASDC, Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO NSDC and Mr Arun Lawaniya, Deputy Lead – State Initiatives and Capacity Building, ASDC

On this occasion, Dr Vinod Kumar V, I.A.S., MD & CEO, APSSDC highlighted the paramount importance of a skilled workforce in the automotive sector amid rapid technological advancements. With the industry embracing innovations like electric and autonomous vehicles, the demand for highly trained professional soars. APSSDC and ASDC's strategic collaboration addresses this demand, nurturing a workforce poised to thrive in the ever-evolving automotive landscape.

Dr. Vinod Kumar V's words underscore the urgency and significance of this partnership, bridging the industry's skills gap. By pooling their expertise and resources, APSSDC and ASDC usher in an era of excellence and innovation, aligning seamlessly with automotive advancements. This alliance empowers the workforce to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the automotive sector's exciting future.

Mr. Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC, expressed his delight about the partnership with APSSDC, emphasising its significance in meeting the evolving needs of the automotive sector. He highlighted the industry's transformative phase with innovations like electric vehicles and automation, stressing the importance of a skilled workforce that can adapt to these changes.

The collaboration aims to provide comprehensive solutions, offering young individuals industry-recognized certifications and real-world exposure through industrial training. Mr Lahiri underlined the strategic focus on capacity-building programs for trainers, ensuring long-term workforce quality and growth. It represents a crucial milestone in securing the sector's competitiveness and adaptability in our rapidly changing world.

Triton EV to Launch 8.5 Tonne Electric Truck in Mid-November for India and Middle East Market: Himanshu Patel

Chairman and MD of Triton EV Himanshu Patel announced that his company is all set to introduce the 8.5 Tonne EV Truck for India and the Middle East market.

New Delhi, 25th September 2023: Triton EV’s Himanshu Patel reaffirms his commitment to deliver all-round EV and clean tech smart mobility for the logistics sector.  In an exemplary announcement, Chairman and MD of Triton EV Himanshu Patel announced that his company is all set to introduce the 8.5-tonne EV Truck for India and the Middle East market. 

“We are looking at mid-November  2023 to make the Truck ready for showcase and this will be a great asset for the logistics sector as 8.5 Tonne EV truck is getting developed on the basis of acute market demand.  This 8.5 Tonne truck will run 300 Kms on a single full charge,” commented Himanshu Patel CMD of Triton EV. 

Electric trucks are known for their environmental benefits, as they produce zero tailpipe emissions. This can help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, especially in urban areas. Trucks in the 8.5-tonne weight range typically fall into the medium-duty or heavy-duty category. They are used for various purposes, including urban delivery, regional distribution, and even some construction applications.

Recently, Triton EV has also announced their plans to launch a 3.5-tonne capacity EV Truck. 

MD of Triton EV Himanshu Patel also added, “This product is expected to make an overwhelming impact on the commercial vehicle segment because of it’s robust performance capabilities. The mileage and maintenance of this 8.5 Tonnn electric Truck will become a major game-changer for the industry.” 

Triton EV has established its comprehensive Research and Development (R&D) Center facility in Kheda, Anand District near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The facility is 1 Lakh 50 Thousand square feet in area. This R&D centre has become the global centre of Triton EV’s entire R&D activities which includes the development of Triton EV Trucks and special purpose vehicles. 

About Triton EV 

Triton Electric Vehicle LLC, the young and most enterprising Electric Vehicle company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey-USA and has entered India with its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility set up. 

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Director Milan Luthria on Mouni Roy: “She would take 3 hours to get ready and arrive on set.”

The road to power, a heart-warming friendship and the charm of the 60s, Disney+ Hostar’s upcoming power-packed series, Sultan Of Delhi has it all. Based on the book, Sultan of Delhi: Ascension by Arnab Ray, the series is produced by Reliance Entertainment and Directed by Milan Luthria and Co-Directed and Co-written by Suparn Verma.  Reimagining the charm of old India and creating a visual spectacle on-screen, Milan Luthria marks his OTT directorial debut with this larger than life mass entertainer, ‘Sultan Of Delhi” which is all set to release on 13th October 2023. The series stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anjumm Shharma, veteran actor Vinay Pathak alongside Nishant Dahiya and the ladies Anupriya Goenka, Mouni Roy, Harleen Sethi and Mehreen Pirzada, making for a perfect ensemble cast.
Well, when asked about making his OTT debut with the series,Director Milan Luthria left no stone unturned in joking about his cast and roasting them!
Talking about this,  Milan Luthria said"I should be actually saying that I enjoyed making my OTT debut with this project but the entire cast has troubled me a lot for the past 2 years and the first in that line is Mouni Roy.Mouni came to set 10 mins before call time to greet us all in the morning and then we would see her directly during lunch time. She would take 3 hours to get ready and  arrive on set.”
Sultan of Delhi is set to stream 13th October, 2023 onwards, exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar

Class, style and the 60s- Cast of Sultan Of Delhi sizzles at the trailer launch in the classic vintage red car!

The cast of Sultan Of Delhi was spotted posing with the uber cool red vintage car, just like seen in the series. Bringing back the style of the 60s with their fashion game held high! Actors Mouni Roy, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anjumm Shharma, Nishant Dahiya, Anupriya Goenka, Harleen Sethi and Mehreen Pirzada were seen posing with the car and taking us back to the 60’s, at the trailer launch event of Sultan Of Delhi!
The series is Produced by Reliance Entertainment and Directed by Milan Luthria and Co-Directed and Co-written by Suparn Verma. Sultan of Delhi is set to stream 13th October, 2023 onwards, exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar

World Contraception Day: Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India orients MP Govt on service delivery at public health facilities


Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India is the No 1 NGO in family planning in India and provides crucial family planning services in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh

September 25, 2023: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India held an orientation meeting today for officials of the Madhya Pradesh state government to increase the uptake of family planning services in India.  In Madhya Pradesh, FRHS India will not only deliver clinical FP services via the COT model but will also open two clinics at Sagar and Bhopal to provide safe abortion services and counselling and information to adolescents.

We serve the most marginalized and most vulnerable clients via our outreach facilities; and we work with the government to help realize the SDG goals. Our capable teams follow all infection prevention mechanisms, are trained periodically to ensure high quality of care”, shared Ashutosh Kaushik, CEO, Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India-MSI Reproductive Choices. “We have internal quality control mechanisms and follow GoI and MSI global protocols to ensure that women and men get the best family planning services. It is an honor to mark World Contraception Day with the state government,” he further added

FRHS India works on a COT model (Clinical Outreach Team) model, where a fully staffed team with ambulance, surgeon, nurses, OT assistant and counsellors travel to public health facilities to provide clinical family planning services for women and men. FRHS India’s staff is highly trained, mission oriented and works closely with the government under the National Health Mission to help women and men choose the size of their families and realize their reproductive
health ambitions.

Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor inaugurates Kalyan Jewellers’ new showroom at Master Canteen in Bhubaneswar

Marks the company’s fifth showroom in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, 24th September 2023: Kalyan Jewellers, one of India's most trusted and leading jewellery brands, today launched its new showroom at Master Canteen in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The showroom was inaugurated by Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor in presence of Kalyan Jewellers’ CEO – Mr. Sanjay Raghuraman. This is the company's fifth showroom in the state of Odisha.

On this occasion, Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor, said, “I am delighted to be part of the launch celebrations in Bhubaneswar today. It gives me immense pride to stand here today as a representative of Kalyan Jewellers – a brand that has consistently revolutionized the jewellery industry in India. The brilliance of the brand’s exquisite jewellery designs lies in their intricate craftsmanship and graceful aesthetics, paying homage to the diverse cultural heritage of India. This magnificent showroom stands as a testament to the brand's unwavering dedication to provide best-in-class shopping experience to its patrons in the region. I am confident that patrons will wholeheartedly embrace and support Kalyan Jewellers.”

Talking about the new showroom, Mr. Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers, said, "As a company, we have achieved huge milestones and taken major strides towards creating a holistic ecosystem to enhance the customer shopping experience. We are delighted to announce the launch of our third showroom in Bhubaneswar. As we embark on this next phase of our growth journey, consistently expanding our geographical footprint in the region, we are committed to continue offering best-in-class shopping experience to our customers while staying true to the company's core values of trust and transparency in times to come."

Celebrating the launch, Kalyan Jewellers’ patrons can avail 0% making charges on half the purchase value for customers shopping for a minimum of Rs. 1 lakh. This limited period offer is valid on the first two days of the launch i.e 24th September and 25th September. Additionally, the "Kalyan Special Gold Board Rate", which is the lowest in the market and standardized across all company showrooms, will apply, ensuring a seamless and service-backed shopping experience

The jewellery retailed at Kalyan Jewellers is all BIS hallmarked and goes through multiple purity tests. Patrons will also receive Kalyan Jewellers' 4-Level Assurance Certificate, which guarantees purity, free lifetime maintenance of ornaments, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies. The certification is part of the brand's commitment to offering the very best to its loyalists.

Kalyan Jewellers’ all-new showroom offers Muhurat – the bridal jewellery line curated from across India. It also feature exclusive sections featuring Kalyan's popular house brands such as Tejasvi (Polki jewellery), Mudhra (Handcrafted Antique Jewellery), Nimah (Temple Jewellery), Glo (Dancing Diamonds), Ziah (Solitaire-like Diamond Jewellery), Anokhi (Uncut Diamonds), Apoorva (Diamonds for Special Occasions), Antara (Wedding Diamonds), Hera (Daily Wear Diamonds), Rang (Precious Stones Jewellery), and the recently launched Lila (Coloured Stones and Diamond Jewellery).

For more information on the brand, its collections and offers, visit

Subject: Empowering Women via 33% Reservation is Welcome Step

The long awaited and historic Naari Shakthi Vandhan Adhiiyam was unanimously passed by the Lok Sabha on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chathurthi, 19th September 2023, is a big social reform by the Government that is welcomed by all.  This bill was pending for decades that has finally been implemented with no opposition at all. This is a great achievement in the Indian political society. 

All India Association of Industries (AIAI) heartily welcomes this Bill that will encourage women to participate in the mainstream of Indian economy and social life meaningfully.  While welcoming this initiative Dr. Vijay Kalantri, President - All India Association of Industries (AIAI) and Chairman, MVIRDC WTC Mumbai said, Women were for very long treated as an inferior gender meant to look after households and children while men took the front stage. This will change now as women can take major part in the decision making, law making, law enforcing, entrepreneurship, politics, governance and more.  He further elaborated that women are the best multi taskers in the society, home and at workplace.

Women are already excelling in all the areas like education, healthcare, employment, industry, startups, unicorns, innovation, research, space, defense and many more. With this bill passed, they will get mandatory powers to exercise their right faster and effectively.

Dr. Kalantri reiterated that the society, industry, community should come forward and accept this change happily and give full support to women, girl children to co create a robust and powerful economy and society.  He said, AIAI has been working relentlessly for several decades since 1956, giving prominence to women empowerment, education, employment, and entrepreneurship that will get further boost under this bill.

AIAI, look forward to mentoring women, girl children to become educated, self-reliant and successful in life. We expect the State Governments to implement this bill holistically in their respective states so that we can together build a great nation.

CyberPeace and BSI Learning Institute Australia Collaborate to Launch Cyber Security Qualifications

New Delhi, India - September 25, 2023 - CyberPeace, in association with BSI Learning Institute Australia, announced the launch of the first-ever Indian-Australian Qualifications Cybersecurity program on International Day of Peace. This landmark event took place at the prestigious Hotel Taj Mahal, One Mansingh Road, New Delhi on September 21, 2023.

Ms. Kala Philip, CEO of BSI Learning Australia; Ms. Catherine Gallagher, Minister Commercial and Head of Austrade-South Asia and Major Vineet Kumar, Founder and Global President of CyberPeace addressed the inauguration ceremony. The panelists included Mr. Mathew Johnston, Minister-Counsellor (Education and Research) for South Asia, Dr. Tripta Thakur, Director General, NPTI, India, Mr. John Foley, Programme Lead for the UK-India cyber programme, EY and Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, TASK, Telangana, India.

Major Vineet Kumar, Founder and Global President of CyberPeace, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration on the International Day of Peace, saying"Thrilled to reveal our collaboration with BSI Learning on this International Day of Peace. Bringing Australian cybersecurity expertise to India's doorstep, we're empowering its youth and seasoned professionals to dive into the global cyber talent arena. Together, they bolster cyber defence and security across 22 nations. Let's unite to craft a digitally secure tomorrow for our future generations."

The CyberPeace - BSI Learning Indian-Australian Cybersecurity Qualifications programme panel on "Harnessing, Inculcating, and Fostering Global Cybersecurity Skilling Pathways," addressed strategies and initiatives to solve the digital age's most serious concerns integrating the fast expansion of technology and our world's ever-increasing connection leading cybersecurity to emerge as a crucial concern for governments, organizations, and individuals alike.

Ms. Kala Philip, CEO of BSI Learning Australia said, “On this International Day of Peace, BSI Learning and CyberPeace has brought Australian Cybersecurity Qualifications to India to skill the youth in globally recognized programs, so they can be part of the future cyber talent not just for India, but 21 other countries in the world. It’s the era of information warfare and protecting our organizations, customers, vulnerable communities, and children - takes collective intelligence and collaboration between both our countries.”

The panel discussion also addressed the required steps to develop a trained and adaptive cybersecurity workforce capable of effectively defending against growing cyber threats. The conversation delved into the significance of education and training in developing the next generation of cybersecurity experts, as well as the necessity for constant learning and upskilling in this ever-changing area.

Ms. Catherine Gallagher — Head of Austrade South Asia, on the occasion, said,“CyberPeace and BSI Learning are forging a path towards a safer cyber future, and it is a privilege to witness this initiative. In a digital landscape where 60% of internet users face cyber threats, their collaboration is commendable and represents a crucial step in fostering bilateral skills cooperation between India and Australia.”

“Simultaneously, the Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX), Austrade's flagship program, is strengthening commercial ties between our two nations. This signing and collaboration will bring two organizations together to deliver high-quality training and upskilling opportunities”, she added.

Furthermore, the panel evaluated worldwide collaboration and cooperation in sharing best practices in order to develop solid skilling pathways that help protect our digital ecosystems and promote a safer online environment for all.

The CyberPeace - BSI Learning Indian-Australian Cybersecurity Qualifications program is a stepping stone on the path to a more secure and connected digital world. It is positioned to empower individuals and organizations in their quest to successfully guard against cyberattacks by overcoming the cybersecurity skills gap and boosting global collaboration.

IME Vehicle Showcases its Innovative Electric Two-wheelers at UP International Trade Show 2023

Greater Noida, September 25, 2023 — IME Vehicle, a prominent electric vehicle manufacturer, announced its participation in the UP International Trade Show 2023, being held from September 21st to 25th in Greater Noida. The exhibition, organized by the Uttar Pradesh government, serves as an excellent platform for IME Vehicle to display its latest line of two-wheeler electric vehicles, embodying innovation, style, and sustainability.
The company’s e-mobility solutions are showcased in Hall 1 and are being promoted by the state government at its Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Authority (UPSIDA) Stall. During the 5-day event, the e-mobility solutions displayed by IME Vehicles include its high-speed e-scooters- Rapid and Surge, along with the high-speed e-bike models- Rider and Blade. These products have captured the attention and enthusiasm of the visitors, showcasing impressive specifications and extended range.
Mr. Anurag Chaudhary, the CEO of IME Vehicles Pvt Ltd, emphasized the significance of eco-friendly e-mobility solutions in India, given the escalating pollution levels. He stated, “India is home to a large number of two-wheelers and hence the need for eco-friendly e-mobility solutions is the need of the hour to address the alarming rise in pollution across the country. IME Vehicles brings a wide range of affordable, highly innovative, smart e-mobility solutions that meet the requirements of new-age customers.”
On the opening day, during the tour of the exhibition by the delegates, the CEO of UPSIDA, Mr. Mayur Maheshwari, showcased IME Vehicle’s electric two-wheelers to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who appreciated the quality of the vehicles.
The UP International Trade Show 2023, organized by the Uttar Pradesh government, aims to showcase the state’s entrepreneurial leadership to global buyers. The trade exhibition has more than 2000 exhibitors from across the state displaying manufacturing excellence and indigenous innovation to the world. Along with buyers and dealers from across the country, the exhibition is also being attended by foreign delegations from across the world.
“Uttar Pradesh is at the cusp of global excellence in manufacturing. Being a UP-based company, IME Vehicles takes immense pride in showcasing its research and innovation excellence through its Made in India products that are on par with global technology. The UP International Trade Show 2023 presents an ideal opportunity to demonstrate IME Vehicle's potential and determination to contribute to India’s e-mobility drive,” added Mr. Chaudhary.
IME Vehicle’s participation in this exhibition reaffirms the organization’s commitment to providing cutting-edge, environment-friendly and sustainable e-mobility solutions to its valued customers. It underscores IME Vehicle’s dedication to supporting the country’s transition towards pollution-free transport.

Autocracy Machinery raises $1.2M funding in Seed round led by Venture Catalysts

Hyderabad, Telangana, India, September 25, 2023 – Autocracy Machinery Private Limited (Autocracy), an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of trenching, turf and construction machinery has  announced securing a $1.2 million seed funding led by Venture Catalysts. 

Marquee investors Nikhil & Bharat Jaisinghani (Executive Directors, Polycab India Limited), Meghna Agarwal (CEO, IndiQube), Abhishek Rungta (Partner, Seeders), Srikanth Iyengar (CEO, Workforce Development, upGrad) and Abhishek Modi (Managing Partner Shiva Engg, VP-South Asia chapter, Stanford Seed Network) along with HEM Angels, VC Grid and S Four capital participated in this round. 

Founded in 2020 by IITian Santhoshi Buddhiraju and serial entrepreneur Laxman Vallakati, Autocracy's cutting-edge solutions cater to multiple sectors such as agriculture, telecommunications, landscaping, irrigation, civil engineering and infrastructural development. Its pioneering machinery is three times more  efficient and is priced to ensure accessibility for both farmers and contractors, enabling them to harness the power of technology for enhanced efficiency. 

Presently, India imports heavy-duty machinery that is not optimised for the Indian use case. Imports result in cost escalation and often cause significant down-times due to a fractured consumables supply chain and an untimely maintenance regime. 

The funding will be used to expand Autocacy’s domestic and global distribution foot-print, invest in R&D and build out a state-of-the-art industrial unit to enhance and streamline production. Autocracy has clocked a three-fold increase in revenue in past years and is well-positioned to achieve revenues of Rs 60 crore by the fiscal year 2025.

On the fundraise, Autocracy shared its vision: "We are driven by our commitment to India’s “Make in India'' and “Make for the World'' mantras by redefining heavy duty precision engineering in India with efficient, locally designed, and cost-effective machinery. Our overarching mission is to play a pivotal role in establishing India as a global manufacturing and innovation powerhouse."

Autocracy’s signature line of products include a suite of trenchers and lawn mowers, complemented by an array of versatile host-vehicle agnostic attachments. 

Over the past 18 months Autocracy served a diverse clientele spanning industrial giants such as Sterlite, L&T, MEIL to individual farmers and contractors. Autocracy has also forayed into the International market with products exported to the Middle East and Africa.

Commenting on this significant funding round, Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Co-founder at Venture Catalysts, underscored, "India's construction equipment industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years and is projected to reach a staggering $160 billion by 2027. This expansion is fueled by a multitude of factors, including government-led infrastructure development initiatives, surges in foreign investments and the flourishing real estate sector. India is increasingly committed to reducing its reliance on expensive imported equipment. Investing in Autocracy resonates deeply with our mission to support and promote the 'Make in India' initiative."

With a dynamic team of 100 engineers, researchers and workforce, Autocracy is  actively contributing to India's most ambitious fibre optic and water pipeline projects (Jal Jeevan Mission), enriching communities.

Department of Tribal Affairs, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, signs MoU with Magic Bus India Foundation to introduce project ‘Saksham’ - a Life Skills Education programme in government schools


  • Equip around one million adolescents with Life Skills Education in the Government schools of Madhya Pradesh
  • Through this partnership, Magic Bus India Foundation will train master trainers who will, in turn, train approximately 18,000 teachers across 9000 government schools in the state

25th September 2023: In a visionary move to shape a brighter future for the adolescents of Madhya Pradesh, the State’s Department of Tribal Affairs, which oversees education across 89 tribal development blocks, has partnered with Magic Bus India Foundation, a leading non-profit organisation in the education and skilling space. Together, they aim to empower a cadre of master trainers and government school teachers, equipping them to deliver Life Skills Education while nurturing the well-rounded development of adolescents across 20 districts and 89 blocks in the state.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of esteemed dignitaries that included Dr. Pallavi Jain Govil, IAS, Principal Secretary, Dept of Tribal Affairs, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Satendra Singh, IAS, Additional Commissioner, Dept of Tribal Affairs, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, and Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO, Magic Bus India Foundation.

Magic Bus is poised to provide training to master trainers who will then train 18,000 government teachers to impart life skills to around one million adolescents across 9,000 government schools that include - CM Rise Schools, Middle Schools, Special Residential Schools including Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS), Kanya Shiksha Parisar (KSP), Model Residential Schools (MRS) Hostels and Ashram, specifically targeting adolescents from grades 6 to 10.

This partnership is set to span four years, with the initial phase encompassing 20 districts and 53 blocks. As it progresses, the programme will cover all schools within the 89 tribal blocks by the second year. This initiative is supported by Echidna Giving.

Remarkably, the Department of Tribal Affairs, Madhya Pradeshhas displayed unwavering dedication to delivering education that emphasises diverse skill sets, encourages learning, and fosters all-around growth in adolescents. This visionary approach is in perfect harmony with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. In a state where government-run schools educate a substantial number of young minds, this partnership emerges as a monumental milestone.

Dr. Pallavi Jain Govil, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Tribal Affairs, Government of Madhya Pradesh, expressed, "We are committed to translating the vision of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 into tangible action. We firmly believe that arming our adolescents with the right skills is the catalyst for unlocking their boundless potential and shaping a radiant future. Our partnership with Magic Bus India Foundation marks a crucial stride towards equipping our adolescents with life skills and empowering them to become self-reliant."

Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO, Magic Bus India Foundation, said, “In partnership with the Department of Tribal Affairs, Government of Madhya Pradesh, we are committed to co-creating a contextualised curriculum and building capacities within the system to train teachers to deliver life skills education in line with National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 priorities. In a fast-changing world with huge technological developments, adolescents need to think critically, problem-solve, use creativity, adapt to changing situations, collaborate and communicate effectively. This initiative is aimed at equipping adolescents for the 21st century and it is our proud privilege to contribute to the ambitious education goals of the government and the objectives of NEP.”

Shantanu Maheshwari returns to dancing with his newly released Amazon miniTV drama ‘Campus Beats’

Shantanu Maheshwari steals the show with his charisma and dancing talent in the newly released Amazon miniTV drama ‘Campus Beats’
Fans of critically acclaimed actor Shantanu Maheshwari can finally rejoice as the Amazon miniTV series titled ‘Campus Beats’ featuring the talented Shantanu Maheshwari along with Shruti Sinha, Sahaj Singh Chahal, Tanvi Gadkari, Harsh Dingwanii and more is finally out now. Back with yet another intriguing story of a dance-off set in a college campus, Shantanu Maheshwari’s character instantly gets you glued to the screen, wanting you to unfold several layers of him. Laced with dance, rivalry, love, and more, ‘Campus Beats’ showcases the actor in a challenging, never-seen-before avatar. 
Opening up about his character in the show, Shantanu Maheshwari said, “This is one of the toughest characters that I've played to date because it has a lot of layers. He’s a Bad boy Casanova who's also very righteous but has a lot of emotional baggage with him. It's been a great experience working on this project and we have given it all our heart. What initially drew me towards ‘Campus Beats’ was the vision Palki Malhotra had in creating this fresh teen romance and it was lovely collaborating with her once again.  I truly had a wonderful time matching the energy of this amazing bunch of talented dancers/performers. It was our passion and love for dance that kept us going. I am looking forward to seeing audiences' reaction to our show and would also like to thank them for their constant support and outpour of love.”
‘Campus Beats’ is now streaming on Amazon miniTV, marking the platform’s debut into the long format series. The highly anticipated series is Directed by Aniruddha Rajderkar and Produced by Palki Malhotra.

Mindspace REIT leverages cutting edge ‘Implosion Technology’; Accelerates Upgradations at its Business Parks


2 Buildings at Mindspace Madhapur, make way for a Futuristic Sustainable Building spread across c.1.6 million square feet 

Hyderabad, 23rd September, 2023Mindspace Business Parks REIT (BSE: 543217 | NSE: MINDSPACE) (‘Mindspace REIT’), owner and developer of quality Grade A office portfolio, leverages the cutting edge ‘Implosion Technology’ in its strategic demolition of two ageing buildings located at Mindspace Madhapur. A first in Hyderabad, the structures with a legacy of around 18 years were successfully dismantled on the morning of September 23rd. This feat of engineering, saw the buildings being safely and efficiently brought down in just 6-8 seconds, a stark contrast to the traditional demolition process that typically spans 3-4 months, a culmination of meticulous planning over several months by the team. This makes way for a futuristic sustainable asset spread across approximately 1.6 million square feet.

This is part of the entity’s larger strategy to undertake infrastructure and workspace upgrades with the intent of staying contemporary, impactful, and environmentally responsible. This paves way to a new age building that shall offer expansion and consolidation spaces within the Business Park. The new asset is expected to be completed by Q3FY27.

The process of implosion entails the precise placement of explosive materials and the orchestrated timing of their detonation. This technique is employed to ensure that a structure collapses in, on itself, within a matter of seconds, while minimizing any potential physical damage to its immediate surroundings. To ensure the successful execution of this ambitious project, Mindspace REIT engaged the expertise of skilled professionals from Edifice Engineering who were awarded the contract of implosion. Edifice Engineering further partnered with Jet Demolition a South African based Engineering and Technology Partner who facilitated the project’s flawless Execution. Aligned with the entity’s larger purpose ‘to build sustainable ecosystems’, the controlled approach significantly reduced any environmental impact or disruptions to nearby Clients and communities.

Mr. Ramesh Nair, CEO, K Raheja Corp Investment Managers Private Limited, Manager to Mindspace Business Parks REIT, said " Our main goal is to create top-notch office spaces that measure up to global standards and that our customers will love. We always make sure to update and upgrade using the latest tech. This not only saves us time and money but also lets us get our spaces out there quicker. We focus on things like good air systems, touch-free features, sunlight, flexible layouts, eco-friendly aspects, and outdoor spaces to give everyone the best value possible."

The new structure is being meticulously crafted to attain LEED Platinum Rating and Wellness Certification Standards, highlighting the entity’s commitment to sustainability and workplace well-being, replete with an array of state-of-the-art amenities.

In contrast to conventional demolition techniques involving mechanical processes like high reach jaw crusher machines, Mindspace REIT has enabled the rapid deconstruction of the structures, while ensuring the removal of debris within a streamlined 60-day timeframe, representing a substantial enhancement compared to the 5-6 months typically required in the end-to-end process for demolitions of similar magnitude. Beyond its time-efficiency advantages, this advanced technology contributes to noise reduction, reduces equipment dependency, and fosters a more amicable relationship with the surrounding community. Mindspace REIT has also ensured interventions to effectively manage dust and pollution. From the use of smog guns and water jets during the removal of dust clouds and debris, to employing geo-textile fabric to wrap around the buildings and adjacent structures, the entity has ensured the best outcomes.

Raising bar for eco-conscious edifices, this initiative is yet another significant milestone in Mindspace REITs unwavering dedication to integrating state-of-the-art solutions within the real estate sector, a first of its kind initiative by MREIT in entire Telangana State.

About Mindspace Business Parks REIT

Mindspace Business Parks REIT, sponsored by K Raheja Corp group, listed on the Indian bourses in August 2020. The REIT owns quality office portfolios located in four key office markets of India, namely Mumbai Region, Pune, Hyderabad, and Chennai, and is one of the largest Grade-A office portfolios in India. The portfolio has a total leasable area of 32.1 msf comprising of 25.9 msf of completed area, 2.5 msf of area under construction and 3.7 msf of future development. The portfolio consists of 5 integrated business parks and 5 quality independent office assets with superior infrastructure and amenities. It has a diversified and high-quality tenant base, with over 200 tenants as of June 30, 2023. Most of the buildings in the portfolio are either Gold or Platinum Green Building Certified (IGBC/LEED). The assets provide a community-based ecosystem and have been developed to meet the evolving standards of tenants, and the demands of ‘new age businesses’, making it amongst the preferred options for both multinational and domestic corporations. To know more visit

Sunday, 24 September 2023

Maharashtra State Level Traders Conference on 5th October in Pune - महाराष्ट्र राज्य स्तरीय व्यापारी सम्मेलन - 5 अक्टूबर २०२३ को पुणे में होने वाला है !

Dated: 24/09/2023 

Maharshtra State Level Traders Conference has been organized in Pune on October 5, 2023 at 11.00 am at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Swargate, Pune to discuss the new changes in the trade sector, various taxation issues  and demands of traders. More than five thousand businessmen from Maharashtra will attend this conference.
Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Maharashtra State Deputy Chief Minister Hon. Mr. Devendraji Fadnavis (invited) and Hon. Mr. Ajitdada Pawar, Finance Minister Hon. Abdulji Sattar and President of National Traders Welfare Board Hon. Mr. Sunilji Singhi and local MLA Mrs. Madhuritai Misal will be present.
Our main purpose & objectives  of this conference is for Abolition & amendments of various unjust laws which creates hinderance in ease of doing business , safeguard  traditional trade & help its growth  and formulate comprehensive strategy to face new competition .
This state level trade conference will be held in two sessions at the huge auditorium of the Ganesh Kala Krida Mancha in Pune organized by the ' Action Committee' led by 
Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture, Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (Mumbai), Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industries and Trade (Mumbai), The Grain, Rice and Oil Seeds Merchants Association (Mumbai) and The Poona Merchants Chamber  
Traders doing business in the area of Agricultural Produce Market Committees and  from all parts of Maharashtra state will participate in the conference. The business conference will be held in two sessions, namely the first opening session, followed by an open session after lunch and a closing session. Members of all trading organizations of Maharashtra will participate in the said conference.
The conference will be conducted by experts on various trade related laws, as well as the use of modern technology for trade growth, benefits of Indian trade welfare schemes including MSMEs. Challenges like e-commerce in the face of traditional trade growth will be discussed in detail.
GST has been implemented by adopting the policy of 'One Country, One Tax'. GST has also been implemented on all types of food grains which has actually increased the cost burden of the common men .
1)Many provisions of the law are unfair to businessmen. Section 16 (2) and 16 (2) (c) of the GST Act are unfair to the honest taxpayer. If the supplier does not pay GST collected from buyer to Govt treasury  , then it is not appropriate to reverse ITC ( input tax credit ) of buyer and force buyer to pay the same again ,It is adversely affecting trade and it is against natural justice of double taxation . It should be actually recovered from those parties only who has collected and not deposited GST .
2)The APMC Act (1963) which is absurd and illogical in the present situation should be amended considering that it adversely affects the consumers & CESS should be removed .
3)the unfair and impractical provisions of the FSSAI Act of testing each product twice a year from NABL approved lab and submit report , should be recalled from immediate effect .
Likewise there are many other issues affecting Maharshtra’s traders  would be discussed in the said conference 
After discussing the demands in the conference, a decision will be taken regarding further action through the action committee to follow up with the government. The Action committe would be led by the president of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture Mr. Lalitji Gandhi, President of Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (Mumbai) Mr. Jitendraji Shah, Chairman of Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industries and Trade (Mumbai) Mr. Mohanbhai Gurnani, President Mr. Dipenji Aggarwal, President, The Grain, Rice and Oil Seeds Merchants Association (Mumbai) Mr. Sharadbhai Maru, President of The Poona Merchants Chamber , ShriRajendra Bathiya.
The executive member of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture Shri. Dilip Gupta, Mr. Anand Mittal, Mr. Sandeep Bhandari, President of Pimpri Chinchwad Federation Mr. Govindji Pansare, Mr. Balchandji Kataria, Mr. Vivek Kumar, Mr. Suryakantji Pathak, President of Solapur Chamber of Commerce Mr. Raju Rathi, Director Shri. Praveen Kalkote, President of Bhusar Adat Traders Association Mr. Suresh Chikkali, Mr. Pune Traders Federation. Fattechandji Ranka, Vice President of The Poona Merchants Chamber Mr. Ajit Bora, Secretary Mr. Raikumar Nahar, Joint Secretary Mr. Ishwar Nahar, Past President Mr. Praveen Chorbele, Mr. Rajesh Shah, Mr. Deepak Bora, Executive Member Mr. Naveen Goyal, MahipalSingh Rajpurohit, Mr. Hariram Chaudhary and other dignitaries were present. Officials of various organizations were also present today at the press conference held at pune ..
From Federation of Association of Maharashtra 
Jitendra shah 
( President)

दिनांकः 24/09/2023
व्यापार क्षेत्र में नए बदलावों, व्यापारियों के विभिन्न समस्याओं और मांगों पर चर्चा के लिए पुणे में 5 अक्टूबर 2023 को सुबह 10 बजे गणेश कला क्रीड़ा मंच, स्वारगेट, पुणे में राज्य स्तरीय व्यापारी सम्मेलन का आयोजन किया गया है। इस सम्मेलन में महाराष्ट्र से पांच हजार से ज्यादा कारोबारी शामिल होंगे.
केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री डॉ. मनसुख मंडाविया, महाराष्ट्र राज्य के उप मुख्यमंत्री मा. श्री. देवेन्द्रजी फड़नवीस (आमंत्रित) एवं माननीय श्री. अजितदादा पवार, वित्त मंत्री मा. अब्दुलजी सत्तार एवं राष्ट्रीय व्यापारी कल्याण बोर्ड के अध्यक्ष मा. श्री. सुनीलजी सिंघी एवं स्थानीय विधायक श्रीमती मधुराईताई मिसाल उपस्थित रहेंगी।
अन्यायपूर्ण कानूनों को समाप्त करना, पारंपरिक व्यापार को कायम रखना और उसका विस्तार करना और नई प्रतिस्पर्धा का सामना करने के लिए व्यापक रणनीति तैयार करना राज्य स्तरीय व्यापार परिषद के संगठन के पीछे मुख्य उद्देश्य हैं।
यह राज्य स्तरीय व्यापार सम्मेलन पुणे के गणेश कला क्रीड़ा मंच के विशाल सभागार में दो सत्रों में आयोजित किया जाएगा। महाराष्ट्र चैंबर ऑफ कॉमर्स इंडस्ट्रीज एंड एग्रीकल्चर, फेडरेशन ऑफ एसोसिएशन ऑफ महाराष्ट्र (मुंबई), चैंबर ऑफ एसोसिएशन ऑफ महाराष्ट्र इंडस्ट्रीज एंड ट्रेड (मुंबई), द ग्रेन, राइस एंड ऑयल सीड्स मर्चेंट्स एसोसिएशन (मुंबई) और द पूना मर्चेंट्स चैंबर "महाराष्ट्र स्टेट" इस सम्मेलन का आयोजन 'कमर्शियल एक्शन कमेटी' द्वारा किया गया है। 
सम्मेलन में कृषि उपज मण्डी समितियों के क्षेत्र एवं महाराष्ट्र राज्य में अन्यत्र व्यापार करने वाले व्यापारी भाग लेंगे। व्यापार सम्मेलन दो सत्रों में आयोजित किया जाएगा, पहला उद्घाटन सत्र, उसके बाद दोपहर के भोजन के बाद एक खुला सत्र और एक समापन सत्र होगा। उक्त सम्मेलन में महाराष्ट्र के सभी व्यापारिक संगठनों के सदस्य भाग लेंगे।
सम्मेलन में विशेषज्ञों द्वारा व्यापार संबंधी विभिन्न कानूनों के साथ-साथ व्यापार वृद्धि के लिए आधुनिक तकनीक के उपयोग, एमएसएमई सहित भारतीय व्यापार कल्याण योजनाओं के लाभों की जानकारी दी जाएगी। पारंपरिक व्यापार वृद्धि के समक्ष ई-कॉमर्स जैसी चुनौतियों पर विस्तार से चर्चा की जाएगी।
1. जीएसटी को 'एक देश, एक कर' की नीति अपनाकर लागू किया गया है। सभी प्रकार के खाद्य पदार्थों पर भी जीएसटी लागू कर दिया गया है. 
2. कानून के कई प्रावधान व्यवसायियों के लिए अनुचित हैं। जीएसटी अधिनियम की धारा 16 (2) और 16 (2) (सी) ईमानदार करदाता के साथ अन्याय है। यदि आपूर्तिकर्ता जीएसटी का भुगतान नहीं करता है, तो खरीदार पर जिम्मेदारी डालना उचित नहीं है। इसका व्यापार पर प्रतिकूल असर पड़ रहा है। 
3. एपीएमसी अधिनियम (1963) जो वर्तमान स्थिति में समस्याग्रस्त है, में समय-समय पर संशोधन किया जाना चाहिए, 
4. एफएसएसएआई अधिनियम के अनुचित और अव्यवहारिक प्रावधानों को निरस्त किया जाना चाहिए।                       सम्मेलन में और भी कहीं मांगों पर चर्चा के बाद एक्शन कमेटी के माध्यम से सरकार के साथ आगे की कार्रवाई के संबंध में निर्णय लिया जाएगा। इस सम्मेलन का नेतृत्व महाराष्ट्र चैंबर ऑफ कॉमर्स इंडस्ट्रीज एंड एग्रीकल्चर के अध्यक्ष श्री। ललितजी गांधी, फेडरेशन ऑफ एसोसिएशन ऑफ महाराष्ट्र (मुंबई) के अध्यक्ष श्री. जीतेन्द्रजी शाह, चैम्बर ऑफ एसोसिएशन ऑफ महाराष्ट्र इंडस्ट्रीज एंड ट्रेड (मुंबई) के अध्यक्ष श्री. मोहनभाई गुरनानी और दीपेन अग्रवाल, अनाज, चावल और तेल बीज व्यापारी संघ (मुंबई) के अध्यक्ष श्री. शरदभाई मारू और एक्शन कमेटी के समन्वयक और दि पूना मर्चेंट्स चैंबर श्री. राजेंद्र बाठिया करेंगे ।
इस परिषद में  महाराष्ट्र चैंबर ऑफ कॉमर्स इंडस्ट्रीज एंड एग्रीकल्चर के कार्यकारी सदस्य श्री. दिलीप गुप्ता, श्री. आनंद मित्तल, श्री. संदीप भंडारी, पिंपरी चिंचवड़ महासंघ के अध्यक्ष श्री. गोविंदजी पानसरे, श्री. बालचंदजी कटारिया, श्री विवेक कुमार, श्री. सूर्यकांतजी पाठक, सोलापुर चैंबर ऑफ कॉमर्स के अध्यक्ष श्री. राजू राठी, निदेशक श्री. प्रवीण कालकोटे, अध्यक्ष, भुसार अदात व्यापारी संघ श्री. श्री सुरेश चिक्कली, पुणे ट्रेडर्स फेडरेशन। फतेचंदजी रांका, दि पूना मर्चेंट्स चैंबर के उपाध्यक्ष श्री. अजीत बोरा, सचिव श्री. रायकुमार नाहर, संयुक्त सचिव श्री. ईश्वर नाहर, पूर्व अध्यक्ष श्री. प्रवीण चोरबेले, श्री. राजेश शाह, श्री. दीपक बोरा, कार्यकारिणी सदस्य श्री. नवीन गोयल, महिपाल सिंह राजपुरोहित, श्री. हरिराम चौधरी एवं अन्य गणमान्य लोग उपस्थित थे। विभिन्न संगठनों के पदाधिकारी भी मौजूद रहे।
Jitendra Shah FAM: State level