Tuesday 30 June 2020

Thomas Cook India eyes strong demand from India’s Couples Segment Introduces Honeymoon Specials & Romantic Breaks

·        Honeymoon travel – postponed due to lockdown or delayed weddings
·        Couples needing a break from lockdown stresses
·        Celebration of anniversaries or special occasions 
Mumbai, July 1, 2020: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel services company, has introduced Honeymoon Specials & Romantic Breaks, a range of exclusive experiences for newly-weds or getaways for India’s couples looking to spend quality time post lockdown. Set against spectacular locales, the Company’s romantic escapades start at Rs. 5 999.00* (domestic) and Rs. 13 100.00* (international); with special elements, including candle-light dinners, couple spas, etc. for honeymooners. In addition, personalised itineraries are co-curated to cater to the couple’s unique interests.  
India’s lockdown and work-from-home has put couples through increased pressures: a relationship test amidst juggling work with domestic chores. Thomas Cook India’s Romantic Breaks thus offers couples that much-needed time to unwind and rediscover themselves. The packages also serve as a unique opportunity to celebrate an anniversary or special occasions - for couples across age groups.  
The Company’s Honeymoon Specials are aimed at newlyweds, with honeymoon plans postponed due to the lockdown or those now getting married. With restrictions resulting in small weddings, the highly reduced expenses allow couples to indulge in exclusive honeymoon travel experiences.
Thomas Cook has handpicked India’s favourite romantic destinations and special undiscovered locales at: Manali, Binsar, Jaipur, Agra, Udaipur, Chikmagalur, Nileshwar, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Pollachi, Pondicherry, Darjeeling, among others. The locations have been selected with care to include natural vistas of tea-estates, vineyards, rolling hills, beaches-backwaters; unique accommodation set amidst a golf-course or plantation, from a tree house or houseboat to a private villa. Personalized offerings such as eclectic cuisine, champagne sundowners, sunset cruises or a dinner on a private yacht, spa-wellness experiences, wine tasting, private picnics or an exclusive photo-shoot ensure the perfect romantic getaway.
International destinations include Maldives, Mauritius, Thailand, Dubai, Bali, etc. For India’s millennial couples, a range of outdoor-adventure activities are available as add-ons, like: snorkeling/river rafting or a cooking class in Bali, ATV tours, white-water rafting, bungee jumping in Thailand; swimming with the dolphins or kayaking in Mauritius; underwater dining, private yachting or a submarine ride in the Maldives; a helicopter/sea plane ride, hot-air ballooning, or zooming on the world’s longest urban zipline in Dubai.
Click here for details on Romantic Breaks and Honeymoon Specials.
Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said“The lockdown and extended work-from-home model has put a strain on couples and so, our Romantic Breaks at handpicked locations, offer couples the opportunity to spend quality time with one another - while indulging in delightful experiences such as couple spas or fun outdoor- experiences.”

He added, “Our Honeymoon Specials cater to India’s newly wedded couples who have missed out on their honeymoon or are planning their wedding shortly; also couples wanting to travel to celebrate anniversaries and special occasions together. Our itineraries set against exotic locales offer exclusive elements to ensure a truly special and memorable experience.
In addition, our Assured Program in partnership with Apollo Clinics, ensures meticulous health and safety protocols at every stage of the customer journey.”

Garware Technical Fibres consolidated net profit rises by 12% in FY20

Garware Technical Fibres consolidated net profit rises by 12% in FY20

Mumbai, June 30, 2020: Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (Formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.), a leading manufacturer of technical textiles for the Indian and global markets, has announced its financial results for the quarter and twelve months ended 31st March 2020.
Q4 FY20 Highlights:
§  Consolidated Revenue reduced by 13% to INR 253 Cr in Q4 FY20 as compared to INR 290 Cr in Q4 FY19
§  Consolidated Net Profit has decreased by 2.5% to INR 36 Cr in the quarter as against INR 37 Cr in the corresponding period of FY19
§  Consolidated EPS for Q4 FY20 is at INR 16.32; this is a decline of 2.5% over Q4 FY19
§  Standalone Revenue reduced by 16% to INR 244 Cr in Q4 FY20 as against INR 290 Cr in Q4 FY19
§  Standalone Net Profit has increased by 100% to INR 73 Cr in the quarter as against INR 37 Cr in the corresponding period of FY19
§  Standalone EPS for Q4 FY20 is at INR 33.45; this is a rise of  100% over Q4 FY19
FY20 Highlights:
§  Consolidated Revenue reduced by 6% to INR 953 Cr in FY20 as compared to INR 1018 Cr in FY19
§  Consolidated Net Profit has increased by 12% to INR 141 Cr as against INR 126 Cr in FY19
§  Consolidated EPS for FY20 is at INR 64.22; this is an increase of 12% over FY19
§  Standalone Revenue reduced by 7% to INR 945 Cr in FY20 as compared to INR 1018 Cr in FY19
§  Standalone Net Profit has increased by 42% to INR 178 Cr in FY20 as against INR 126 Cr in FY19
§  Standalone EPS for FY20 is at INR 81.35; this is a rise of  42% over FY19
Management Comments:
Stating his views on the results, Mr. Vayu Garware, CMD, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. said, “The topline and profit performance for the fourth quarter was subdued due to the impact of the lockdown on account of the coronavirus. Particularly, dispatches of our international sales were significantly impacted despite having a strong order book. Domestic sales from depots around the country could also not take place as planned. While the current Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose significant challenges in the first quarter of this year, since approximately 60% of our business caters to end users who are in food related industries, we are hopeful of a reasonable recovery in the second half of the year subject to any unforeseen issues.
About Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (Formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.): (BSE: 509557 / NSE: GARFIBRES)

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.), an ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certified company is a leading player in Technical Textiles specializing in providing customized solutions to its customers worldwide. Globally, the company is known for its applied innovation in the field of sports, fisheries, aquaculture, shipping, agriculture, coated fabrics and geo-synthetics. The company’s products are manufactured in state-of-art facilities at Wai and Pune and marketed in more than 75 countries.
For more information, please visit http://www.garwarefibres.com

LANXESS _It's the combination that does it

Ø  LANXESS expertise and technologies for wastewater treatment
Ø  Combination of ultrafiltration/reverse osmosis for removing suspended solids from refinery wastewater
Ø  New and further development of software for the success of our customers
Cologne – Membrane techniques have enormous potential for water treatment. “The removal of harmful or troublesome trace elements as completely as possible during water treatment is more important today than ever before – and is also indispensable for responsible wastewater management,” said Alexander Scheffler, head of Marketing in the Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS. For example, ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) can be combined perfectly to treat wastewater flows containing suspended solid matter. “After reverse osmosis, the water quality is almost equivalent to that of drinking water. Depending on the process used, the pH value still has to be adjusted or the ammonia has to be removed using ion exchangers,” explained Dr. Jens Lipnizki, head of Technical Marketing for Membranes in the LPT business unit.
From the slurry tank to the shop counter
One example of an RO-based process is the treatment of pig slurry, as has been successfully practiced in decentralized systems in the Benelux countries for years. In the first step, a physicochemical treatment is applied in which ferrous sulfate and a flocculating agent are added to the slurry. The solid matter is separated by means of a strainer and sold in granulate form as a natural organic garden fertilizer. The remaining liquid phase is concentrated further by reverse osmosis. In combination with an ion exchange process, the majority of ammonium ions can also be removed from the permeate.
Slurry treatment results in a granulate and a concentrated liquid phase. In addition, clean water is produced, which can easily be fed into the water cycle.
Using a combined process to remove solids and borate content
Together with the French company Polymem SA, Toulouse, LANXESS recently completed a project for an Italian oil company as part of a sales partnership. In this project, a combination of UF/RO is used to remove suspended solids (total suspended solids, TSS) and borate from the wastewater of an oil refinery in Apulia, southern Italy, thus making it available for reuse within the process. The solids can be completely removed, while the borate content falls by around 97 percent. The low-pressure process also stands out due to the relatively low investment required as well as its equally low energy consumption. Discussions concerning a further expansion of the system are currently ongoing.
Since mid-2018, LANXESS has been selling Gigamem neophilic hollow fiber membranes from Polymem, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality UF membranes and systems for drinking water and wastewater applications. This way, the German specialty chemicals company added ultrafiltration to its existing technology portfolio for water treatment.
Further development of software for the success of our customers
“The swift and reliable design of the UF/RO system in Italy also impressively demonstrates the performance of the new LewaPlus module for calculating ultrafiltration processes. This module is now an integral part of our LewaPlus design software, version 2.1 of which was released in March 2020,” emphasized Lipnizki.
You can find more detailed information about products and services from the LPT business unit on the website at lpt.lanxess.com.
LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019. The company currently has about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.
Forward-Looking Statements
This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.
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You can find further information concerning LANXESS chemistry in our Web Magazine at http://webmagazine.lanxess.com.
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IIHMR University, Jaipur calls for 3rd round of Online GD/PI

-          Applications are open till 6th July 2020
-        IIHMR UMAT scheduled to be held on 11th July 2020 
Jaipur, 30th June 2020: Jaipur based IIHMR University, a pioneer in providing management courses in public health, pharma, and rural management calls out for 3rd round of GD/PI and IIHMR UMAT for students aspiring for a career in research and management in the field of health, pharma and rural faculties. Due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, IIHMR University has been conducting the entire admission process online since April 2020. The 3rd schedule of conduction GD/PI digitally for which the last date of submitting applications would be 6th July 2020. Candidates who are willing to pursue their careers in the healthcare industry can appear for IIHMR UMAT scheduled on 11th July 2020. The digital GD/PI and the online test will begin from 9th July 2020 to 14th July 2020.Students who have already cleared national level aptitude test will be directly called for online GD/PI on while others appearing for IIHMR UMAT will be attempting online test of 2.5 hrs.
For eligible candidates with CAT/MAT Score
GD for all the offered courses at IIHMR
Thursday 9th July 2020
PI for all the offered courses at IIHMR
Friday 10th July 2020
For eligible candidates appearing IIHMR UMAT
Saturday, 11th July 2020
GD for students cleared IIHMR UMAT
Monday , 13th July 2020
PI for students cleared IIHMR UMAT
Tuesday , 14th July 2020
Announcing the 3rd schedule of the online admission process, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, Jaipur, said, “This is the 3rd schedule of the online admission process. The first schedule was successfully completed in April, followed by 2nd schedule in May. We saw a surge in applications this year, particularly in pharma and healthcare management courses. Students are now more aware of the prospects in public health domain categorically after COVID- 19. The renowned and learned faculties at IIHMR Jaipur are also observing the challenges and opportunities of the pandemic so that knowledge can be transferred to the students as well.”
IIHMR University, which offers research and management programs in health, pharma and rural faculties will connect with students appearing for GD/PI and online test to guide them on the system requirements of the admission process and a team of IT professionals, will be providing technical support throughout the entire process. 



30th June 2020, Mumbai: Coronavirus threatens to become the worst pandemic the world has seen in centuries and has brought a sudden change in the working lives for humans which is being witnessed by the whole world.  Prognosticators, talking heads, politicians, and alarmists around the globe threaten to start a panic of infinite proportions but “a positive vision of the future is a great inspiration for a beautiful life” is how Dr. Singh tries to display his perspective at the current situation of Covid-19 through his book.
‘Coronavirus- Opportunity through Adversity’ is a book dedicated to all of those who are away from their homes and families to serve mankind and to the seafarers’ by Dr. Binay Singh. The book offers a different perspective, one of inner peace, the power of prayer, and the promise of a bright future ahead of all who work day and night to serve mankind and are currently on their ships carrying essential cargoes which are needed in various countries now more than ever. This book on the novel coronavirus is very timely along with an objective to keep the seafarers’ community motivated and focused on looking at the possibilities, and preparing for new opportunities in this period of despair.  The book not only tells you how to survive COVID-19 and the mandates being handed down by governments around the world, but how to see the good in everything and fill your days with peace and prosperity.
Dr. Singh, The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Singh Marine Management Ltd. and a recognised Global expert in growing the Ukrainian Seafarers came from India to pursue a degree in Marine Navigation at Odessa State Maritime Academy (OSMA) and found his home in Ukraine. Initially working with some of the manning companies Dr. Singh eventually started Singh Marine Management Ltd. in 2003. With his team of crewing officers and executives his company serves over 20 International companies and represents their manning interest in Ukraine. Dr. Singh is not only an author but also an entrepreneur and a public speaker. Some of his achievements where he has been awarded for “The Most Charismatic personality of the year” by Sailor Today and 18th Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards for “Seafarer welfare” reflects his dedication towards work and passion towards seafarer’s community and their families. To name a few he has also authored The Art of Maritime Manning: My InsightsCoronavirus: Opportunity through AdversityEmpathy is far more valuable than diamonds” and others. The success behind his growth is his very simple mantra that he follows by “Treat people as you like to be treated.

Dr. Binay Singh will soon be releasing a book titled “International Guide for Seafarers” that compares and contrasts various groups of seafarers to give an insight into who they are and how they follow orders since the seafarers of each country brings a different set of beliefs, cultures, personalities and mannerism. The books also focus on various aspects and traits of seafarers and whether they make good leaders or not. 

This Doctor’s Day Dental Professionals Dr. Gunita Singh and Dr. Tanvir Singh throw light on their role during COVID-19 pandemic

We are all suffering from COVID. To suffer from COVID, we didn't necessarily have to be COVID +ve. We all suffered in one way or the other. Every human and every profession is affected we all had to go through a lot. Being a dental professional we had our own problems we are in very close proximity to our patients and saliva is all about droplets and COVID spreads through the same most of the dental clinics were shut on the day 1 due to many reasons fear, specification from the DCI, lack of infrastructure required. But still, ours was one of the few professions which could go on. We shut for 2 days at Dentem but then the directors of Dentem, Dr. Tanvir Singh, and Dr. Gunita Singh Decided that we shall not shut and the show must go one. We got so many calls in these 2 days from patients who were suffering from dental pain, their treatments were in a mess, their respective dentists had decided to shut so we decided that it will be unethical to shut we have to help these patients as they were not COVID positive but still suffering due to COVID.
So we became frontline warriors. We worked on sanitization and disinfection Donned in our PPE's we were ready to help all those who needed us.
We adhere to the highest standard of safety precautions to prevent any possible transmission in our office.
a) As the patient reaches outside the clinic thermal screening is done and patients are given protective disposable gowns to wear before entering the clinic.
b) We use high-speed evacuation and advanced dental isolation systems whenever possible for required dental procedures producing aerosol to decrease possible exposure to an infectious agent.
c) We are following up to 4 patients a day policy as we have only 4 dental chairs no chair is used again in a day.
d) We clean and disinfect our office again after finishing our OPD every day including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
e) Hourly appointment is given so that social distancing is taken care of.
f) Cross ventilation, open windows, exhaust fans helps filters you name it we have it to ensure maximum safety to who so ever is coming to us.
Soon we realized that so many needed us more and more patients started approaching as they were by now fed up with eating antibiotics and waiting for the pandemic to pass the pain didn't subside but they landed up with the ulcers in the stomach. Dental services fall in the essential services category and dental pain is the worst in the midst of all this. we Dentists can't shut we had to work and save people from pain so we did that.
We are scared too. The COVID case are increasing day by day and so are the patients in or dental practice as now patients with pain want to get rid of there pain but we too have families we come back to our children at the end of the day we want to meet our parents on the weekend. But we don't we maintain social distancing with our own kids too I don't enter their room talk to them from a distance so though we are not positive yet we are also suffering from this pandemic. Dental professionals are suffering too. We are all suffering from corona but trying to serve as much.Website- https://dentemcenter.com/
Address-  F-4/4, Block F, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057