Wednesday, 30 June 2021
"वर्क फ्रॉम होम" करणाऱ्यांसाठी "गामा फाउंडेशन"चा अनोखा उपक्रम सोबत बालदोस्तांची सुरस गायन स्पर्धा संपन्न !
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition Winner Jessica Ramella reveals Toughest Experience behind the Scenes
Singapore-based Sales Director Jessica Ramella is the winner of the first season of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, and subsequently ONE Championship’s new Chief Of Staff.
Through 13 episodes, fans witnessed Jessica, along with 15 other global candidates, power through incredible physical tasks and weave through intricate business challenges. But as is the case with reality TV shows, what fans didn’t see was everything that happened behind the scenes, when cameras stopped rolling.
“I feel like, on the show, when it comes to the toughest experiences, people only see what happens in the business challenges or what happens in the physical tasks. They forget about, kind of like how the show is also breaking you mentally, spiritually, emotionally, in so many ways,” Jessica said.
“There were so many standout moments.”
Thankfully, candidates had each other to lean on. Despite their constant clashing on the show, some real relationships and friendships formed off-camera.
“The things I remember the most were the quality time I spent with all other candidates. It was amazing to realize that even though we were competitors, we became a family really fast and became friends. We were there for each other. We all understood that at the end of the day, there’s only going to be one person winning but we can’t get there without each other,” Jessica said.
“There would be nights where I would just walk into Monica’s [Millington] room, and Irina [Chadsey] and Monica would be there and I would just collapse, crying. These two strangers that literally have known me for probably like a month were there to pick up the pieces and comfort me like anyone else would, like a family would. At that moment, we were all that we had so we had to really rely on each other.”
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition is touted as the “toughest” in the history of the legendary franchise. Candidates not only had to compete in business challenges, but for the first time ever, participate in rigorous physical tasks that pushed them to the limit.
But the physical tasks weren’t the toughest element of the show, according to Jessica. It was the many sleepless nights that weren’t captured that really drained the contestants.
“Something that I will never forget would be working around three to four in the morning, literally, bodies collapsing in their chairs. We couldn’t keep our eyes open and we would just play the song ‘Zombie’ by the Cranberries full blast. We would all get up and sing and dance just so we could inject a little bit of adrenaline and wake each other up. It worked like a charm,” Jessica said.
“We would always say we were the best performing zombies there are. We just go at it and that would make us feel better, and it gives us 20 more minutes of energy to complete whatever we were doing.”
After the success of its inaugural season, fans eagerly await news of a second season of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. Jessica urges anyone thinking of joining the show to take the leap of faith and audition, as well as prepare both physically and mentally if cast.
“My advice would be to work out and get yourself in really good shape because you’re going to need it. Even if you’re already in really good shape, you need to be at the top of your health. You need to be a strong freaking horse because you’re barely going to get any sleep; you’re barely going to eat. You’re going to be tired,” Jessica said.
“It doesn’t matter if you have a six-pack, if you’re not going to survive the tiredness and the lack of food and water, the actual discomfort; you’re not going to make it. So be ready for that.”
ALTBalaji l Pride Month! How ALTBalaji has given a platform to alternate sexualities time and again and become a true ally!
Pride Month: An ode to Ekta Kapoor & ALTBalaji for being a true ally to the LGBT community
June is when people hailing from different spectrums of sexuality and gender celebrate their uniqueness and individuality. It took years for Indian cinema to give the right platform to people hailing from the LGBTQ+ community. However, one streaming giant that has taken pride in representing the diversity in sexuality is ALTBalaji. Right from its inception, the Ekta Kapoor-led streaming platform has taken a firm stance in portraying people with alternate sexuality with much sensitivity and sans any stereotypes. While our country was busy crooning, Maa Da Laadla, ALTBalaji was a step ahead. In 2017, when the platform was launched, out of six originals, one featured a love story between two men. Romil & Jugal was a gay twist in the iconic Shakespearean drama, Romeo Juliet. The show's execution for its sensitivities and the communities' portrayal, was highly applauded by the netizens.
Right from there, ALTBalaji has taken the banderole of giving an equal representation to the community, which hitherto mocked in the Indian cinema. By including gay characters in their shows, ALTBalaji made it the new normal. And soon, every other OTT platform joined the bandwagon. However, while others were again stuck in the rut of representing only the homosexuals, ALTBalaji took another stride in being the flagbearer of taking pride in your individuality. ALTBalaji soon started rolling out shows that featured characters from the other diverse spectrum of the community.
Whether it was Boris, a transgender character in the historical drama Paurashpur, or several characters from their anthology series Hai Taubba, we saw and related with these characters. In the fictional period drama Paurashpur that was released on ALTBalaji earlier, Boris was a character everyone cheered for. It is a known fact how transgenders played a pivotal role in Indian history. While many have mocked the community or shown them in a certain way, it was Paurashpur, a show that portrayed the community in a strong light. Milind Soman as Boris was a real winner. He never let anyone down with his performance and was quite sincere in playing the part.
Apart from that, ALTBalaji also introduced several Indians to the concept of pansexuality. Peeplika from The Married Woman, was the first Indian pansexual character on screen. It was refreshing to see the different spectrums of the community being represented. And to have someone like Monica Dogra, playing the character, gave the people from the community loads of delirium. In the same show, the makers also introduced us to a bisexual character. Astha, played by Ridhi Dogra, was bisexual, and for the first time again, we saw the struggles of traversing choices, who is married, and exploring her individuality. Not to forget that in anthology series like Hai Taubba, the makers narrated stories of Male to female transitioned characters.
Not to forget that the network has also given back-to-back shows with central LGBT characters to normalize it in society. In 2021, the platform released two big-ticket shows, The Married Woman and His Storyy, with LGBT+ characters taking the center stage between March and April this year. Talking about the same, Ekta Kapoor, the head-honcho of ALTBalaji in a series of tweets, said, 'This is for everyone who has been asking me why we are releasing two same-gender love stories in two months. To them, I would like to say that we do millions of opposite-sex love stories & no one asks that.' She also added, 'Acceptance for all kinds of love and ALTernate storytelling is what we, at ALTBalaji, wish to showcase with our stories! Our recent launch, #TheMarriedWoman has been loved and appreciated by all! We're humbled with the response of the audience and critics alike on our same-gender love story!"
It surely won't be hyperbole to say that ALTBalaji is an ally in its most valid form. Whether you like a particular show or you don't, one can't ignore that the network is indeed making the chatter around the community more colloquial. And as Pride month is ongoing, it is certainly the accurate time to raise a toast to the high officials and the streaming giant for giving a platform to the voices and characters that weren't given much importance heretofore.
Go to the ALTBalaji app right away and watch some fascinating stories with LGBT leading characters today.
(TriByte Meeting Client App is the new Revolution for the ed-tech industry)
The Corona Crisis has shown the power of technology to one and all and since the rise of the pandemic was sudden, nobody was ready for it. The education sector took the way to go digital but was faced with numerous security issues where the meeting links got shared with unauthorized users, who became anonymous troublemakers during a session.
TriByte, a leading B2B LMS provider, in a strong move to provide security to learners and educators, has launched the ‘TriByte Meeting Client’. This is available as an App for Windows Android, and iOS. This native client is based on the ZOOM SDK. allowing faculty to conduct Live classes without being disturbed by nuisance mongers. This enhancement is nothing less of a boon to the education sector and allows the Institute or faculty to control the permissions and privileges for student/participants access when they join the session.
Some of the key features are
· Enhanced Security
o Validated & Authenticated login: Only students whose login ID is recorded in the LMS can join
o Enforced Single Session: If a second student joins with the same credentials, then the first one will be auto-logged off.
· Delivery Controls
o Learner Display Name and Attendance tracking will be as per the clients’ defined convention
o The Administrator can choose the features to be enabled/disabled (e.g. Gallery View or Speaker View, Annotation etc)
The core team at TriByte has been constantly innovating on the challenges and needs of the market. TriByte Technologies has now solved scaling the delivery of learning material in a cost-effective and secure model. The team is working on improving the learner outcomes and engagement using Adaptive Learning and improving efficiency using AI through Learn-bots and other models. Going forward, the company’s core values and principles will continue to be the unshakable foundation as we carry out our vision with all the learnings and work towards being a market disruptor.
About the founder:
Seethaprasad Mandikel is the founder and CEO of TriByte Technologies, a Bangalore (India) headquartered company, focused on developing a cutting-edge Interactive Learning Platform.
Seethaprasad comes with 25 years of experience in building technologies for large scale deployment with the last 10 years focused on EduTech. He has grown TriByte from start-up to enterprise by providing white-labelled solutions for many marque customers serving millions of users in 25 countries and 3 continents.
Prior to starting TriByte, he was part of the founding team of PI Corporation (later acquired by EMC) as Development Director. He has also key roles in companies like Microsoft Corporation (in US), Talisma/ Aditi Technologies as well as Robert Bosch India
According to Seethaprasad Mandikel“This pandemic has been a reality check for the education industry, where we found that security in online education is a major concern. Hence we decided to introduce an App that will solve the educator's hassle. TriByte's Client Meeting App is nothing less of a boon to the education sector and allows the Institute to control the permissions and privileges for student access when they join sessions. With that, the faculty can concentrate on teaching, rather than struggle with technology”
About Mr Manoj Chawla -Chief Business Officer
Mr Manoj Chawla, an Education / EdTech industry veteran with experience in leveraging technology/digital outreach to scale traditional businesses. They have the vision to build products for the world that will make learning interesting, fun, and engaging.
About TriByte Technologies:
Tribyte is in business for providing Interactive Personalized Learning solutions as SAAS to Social Organizations, NGOs, Corporates, Higher Ed institutes, Test Prep Institutes and Universities. Our mission at TriByte is to enhance learner engagement and learning outcomes through interactive videos/other learning content. The TriByte learning platform adds magic to learning content, making them fun by building the tools to upload/aggregate, enhance, share and interact on videos and other learning content. Our innovative approach and commitment have been instrumental in making us the preferred partner for some of the largest education companies in India.
For more information about TriByte Technologies, visit its website at https://www.tribytetech.com/
Online retail is set to become the third-largest online retail market by scale by CY30 with an annual gross merchandise value (GMV) of $55 billion in CY21 and $350 billion in CY30, said RedSeer at its flagship event Ground Zero 5.0
30.6.2021, Bengaluru- India’s consumer digital economy which was pegged at USD $85-90 billion in CY 20, is expected to become a USD $800 billion market by 2030, according to reports released by homegrown consulting firm RedSeer at their flagship event Ground Zero 5.0. The digital economy includes 60% of travel, 40% of non grocery retail, 30% of education, 25% of food and beverages services and 6% of Pharma/Grocery going through digital channels by CY30.
The Ground Zero 5.0 event was attended by Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Ayog along with T.V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services and Sanjeev Bikhchandani, co-founder, Info Edge along with other stalwarts of the Startup Industry who participated in the day-long panel discussions on retail, mobility, logistics, digital ads, fintech and IPOs.
Commenting on the overall digital ecosystem, Anil Kumar, founder and CEO of RedSeer, said, “Over the last one decade, entrepreneurs have dedicated themselves to solve for the
specific needs and pain areas of Indian consumers. Today, 50% + customers say they use online services because of convenience. Few years back almost 70% + used to say the key reason is discounting but with the hit of Covid, digital services have undoubtedly served the customers very well, which is evident in high customer satisfaction and customers willingness to keep using the digital as a key channel to fulfill their needs. The next wave of entrepreneurs will create innovations which will make the Indian model successful globally .”
India to become 3rd largest online retail market by CY30
Online retail is set to become the third-largest online retail market by scale by CY30 with an annual gross merchandise value (GMV) of $55 billion in CY21 and $350 billion in CY30, said RedSeer at its flagship event Ground Zero 5.0, according to reports released by homegrown consulting firm RedSeer at their flagship event Ground Zero 5.0.
According to the data released by RedSeer Consulting, 88% of the online shoppers that will be added between 2020-2030 will be from Tier 2+ cities. Further, $>7 billion cumulative incremental online retail transactions to be added from Tier 2+ city customers over CY 20-30 while easily more than $~150 billion cumulative incremental online retail GMV to be added from Tier 2+ city customers over CY 20-30. The adoption factors that will drive the growth for the next few years are:
· Companies have started to focus on tier 2 cities
· Growing online spends by 'Digital Natives' and supply-side innovations
· COVID-19 has caused an inflection in e-commerce penetration across city tiers
· Lowering costs of servicing tier-II and other smaller cities
Additionally, kiranas are expected to achieve approximately achieve a $1.5 trillion sales by CY30. The growth will be driven by:
· Platforms that are enabling these kiranas technologically and digitally
· Cashless payments
· Book Keeping and EB2B offerings
New-Age Logistics players created an opportunity of 500,000 employment for gig workers in 2020
E-Logistics in India has become the fastest growing market globally with over 3 billion shipments in 2020. India traditionally had an inefficient supply chain with a slow and undemocratic access. Today ~ 90%+ of the orders fulfilled by the online commerce get done by the new age logistics, an industry which has come up only in the last one decade and has solved for the above challenges through technology and customer centric mindset. Further, three out of the top 10 logistics players in India are today the new age (e- logistics) players. The new age logistics players are expected to deliver 2.5 billion D2C shipments by 2030.
With the rise of eCommerce, the need for specialized delivery service emerged, which led to the overall growth of the logistics segment. Emergence of this sector created 500,000 employment for gig workers in 2021 across captive and 3PL. The new-age 3PL logistics players have delivered 850 million shipments in 2020.
New age logistics players have reduced the average time of delivery by 2/3rd in last 7 years, have covered nearly all the pincodes across India through enabled deep tech solutions to serve the different type of customer needs and requirements like same day delivery, hyperlocal, service enabled etc. E-logistics has been fulfilling the needs of the small city customers. Increasing coverage across India and faster delivery, enabled Tier-2+ cities to account for 50%+ shoppers to Indian eCommerce by the end of 2020.
Other emerging trends
Other sectors in the new-age economy have also been strongly impacted by the pandemic. A number of new trends are emerging in these various sectors which will shape the ecosystem going forward.
Shared mobility dips but personal mobility soars in demand
According to RedSeer research, shared mobility saw a sharp decline due to the 2nd wave led lockdowns in the last two months. Although the autos segment recovered the fastest, the overall sector merely clocked 18 million rides, a drop from 113 million rides in January last year. However, while the shared mobility is dipping, personal mobility space is riding on a wave of strong traction seen since last year.
While auto OEMs have responded with relevant offerings to democratize access to cars, tech platforms are also accelerating focus on digitizing the car ownership journey. Online used car transaction penetration to grow ~9x in the next ~10 years. Another category that is ripe for digital disruption is the car service & repairs market which is still a highly fragmented market which faces challenges like inefficiencies, bloated pricing and poor experience for both consumers and service workshops. This segment is expected to penetrate ~15% of this highly fragmented market by CY30.
With rise in digital content, advertisements see higher demand
On the other hand, online content is seeing phenomenal growth leading to the overall growth of the digital ad industry as well. Digital content is emerging as the bellwether of demand creation for time spent
India, one of the largest economies, is surging ahead on content and smartphone usage. Monthly active users (MAU) have become democratised with increasing adoption of varied digital services and platforms. Further, another example of democratization is seen in an increasingly largely base of active digital content users now coming from Tier 2+ cities with the top two categories being Facebook-owned WhatsApp followed by news aggregators.
A webinar was organized on ‘Challenge of Child Obesity and Packaged Food during Covid pandemic in India
To save millions of children from obesity India needs strong warning labels on packed food: experts-
Govt needs to wake up to alarming rise in Covid-induced childhood obesity - Dr Naveen Thacker
New Delhi / National: A webinar was organized on ‘Challenge of Child Obesity and Packaged Food during Covid pandemic in India. Dr. Naveen Thacker, President Elect, International Pediatrics Association (IAP) , Dr Arun Gupta, pediatrician and ex-member of the Prime Minister’s Nutrition Council and many other prominent Doctors and health experts were participated in this webinar . With more than 14.4 million obese kids, India has the second highest number of children with childhood obesity in the world. This number is likely to swell to 17 million by 2025, if the government does not intervene urgently to fix scientific limits and labelling for salt, sugar, saturated fats and other harmful ingredients in packaged and ultra-processed food and beverages, public health experts and doctors have warned.
Participating in a webinar on ‘Challenge of Child Obesity and Packaged Food during Covid pandemic in India,’ they also demanded front of pack labels (FOPL) on these products to ensure that parents make an informed choice before giving them to their kids to eat.
"Usually, an increased consumption of unhealthy or processed food coupled with physical inactivity leads to this preventable condition. It is fast emerging as the most serious public health challenges," Dr. Naveen Thacker, President Elect, International Pediatrics Association (IAP) said, as he enlisted various physical and mental health issues such as poor academics, mood swings and lack of alertness, less energy, depression and sleep disturbances due to rampant consumption of junk food, energy drinks, beverages, caffeine and ultra-processed food.
He explained that "along with tobacco, alcohol and physical activity, an unhealthy diet is strongly linked with NCDs, which are a major challenge in India.”
Recently, the World Health Assembly (WHA) globally agreed framework for evidence-based cut-offs for anti-nutrients like sugar, salt and saturated fat present in packaged food. “In India, there are many guidelines related to consumption of foods and drinks for children, but there is a need for policy recommendations and implementation,” said Dr Thacker even as he asserted on making right to have healthy food a public movement.
In Corona times, the obesity has increased among children due to lifestyle changes; their physical activities are restricted to bare minimum due to lockdown restrictions and closure of schools. It’s time that the government introduces front-of-package labelling (FOPL). Lip service will not help, he asserted.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified FOPL as "one of the policy tools that can support healthy diets." So far 11 countries across the world have enacted laws making FOPL mandatory. India is still holding consultations with various stakeholders to find a viable model, he added.
Dr Arun Gupta, pediatrician and ex-member of the Prime Minister’s Nutrition Council too made strong case for tightening the noose around the food industry. “There are various studies that shows that 10 per cent increase in the consumption of Ultra processed food increases the chances of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer by approximately 10%.
"Children are particularly at risk. It is not good to blame people always that they are not eating right food. The government and food industry should be held accountable to safeguard children and enable a nutritious food system for them. For this, strong legislation backed by the will to implement is needed," he asserted.
"We need to set evidence-based limits on the high concentration of salt, sugar and fats in packaged foods so families have clear guidance when buying these products," he added.
Senior journalist Mr. Vijay Jha opined that there was a need to curb marketing strategies of the food industry while the government should come out with strong legislations and create awareness among people about the health hazardous of the junk food.
As per the Burden of Packaged Food on School children, based on Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) survey Know your Diet Study (2017), 53% children consumed salted packaged food such as chips and instant noodles at an average of over twice a week.
About 56% children consumed sweet, packaged food such as chocolates and ice creams at an average of over twice a week. 49% children consumed sugar-sweetened packaged beverages at an average of over twice a week sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy food choices, including increasing consumption of pre-packaged food among adults and children has increased the rate of obesity and NCDs.
Global researches have proved that the packaged food, without sufficient and adequate warning labels has been dangerous and tends to increase the consumption of salt, sugar and saturated fat.
‘‘कोराना महामारी के दौरान बच्चों का मोटापा और पैकेज्ड फूड‘‘ विषय पर हुआ वेबिनार का आयोजन
पैक्ड फूड पर चेतावनी बचा सकती है लाखों बच्चों को जीवन भर की बीमारियों सेः विशेषज्ञ
भारत तेजी से बन रहा बच्चों के मोटापे की वैश्विक राजधानी, कोरोना के बाद खतरा और बढ़ा
नई दिल्ली/ नेशनल: कोविड 19 के तीसरी लहर मे विषेशज्ञों द्वारा बच्चो पर खतरे की ज्यादा आशका जताई गई है। कोराना के दुसरी लहर मे भी मोटापा से ग्रसित बच्चे कोराना से ज्यादा प्रभावित हुए। इसी की गंभिरता को देखते हुए ‘‘कोराना महामारी के दौरान बच्चों का मोटापा और पैकेज्ड फूड‘‘ विषय पर एक वेबिनार का आयोजन हुआ। वेबिनार में इंटरनेशनल पैडिएट्रिक एसोसिएशन के प्रेसिडेंट एलेक्ट (अध्यक्ष पद के अगले कार्यकाल के लिए निर्वाचित) और मशहूर बाल रोग विशेषज्ञ डॉ. नवीन ठक्कर एवं मशहूर बाल रोग विशेषज्ञ और प्राइम मिनिस्टर न्यूट्रीशन काउंसिल के पूर्व सदस्य डॉ. अरुण गुप्ता सहित कई विषेशज्ञो ने हिस्सा लिया।
वेबिनार मे हिस्सा लेते हुए स्वास्थ्य विशेषज्ञों और डॉक्टरों ने चेताया कि अगर पैक्ड फूड यानी खाने-पीने की पैकेटबंद चीजों में नमक, शुगर और फैट की मात्रा सीमित कर पैकेट पर उनकी मात्रा की चेतावनी की व्यवस्था नहीं की गई तो आने वाले समय में बड़ी संख्या में बच्चों को उम्र भर परेशान करने वाली बीमारियों का शिकार होना पड़ेगा।
कोराना काल में घरों से बाहर नहीं निकलने की मजबूरी बड़ों के साथ-साथ बच्चों के स्वास्थ्य पर भी नकारात्मक असर डाल रही है। उनके खानपान में जंक फूड और पैकेज्ड फूड की बढ़ती मात्रा उन्हें मोटापे की ओर धकेल रही है। बच्चों का बढ़ता मोटापा भारत के लिए गंभीर चिंता का विषय बनता जा रहा है। भारत दुनिया का दूसरा ऐसा देश बन गया है जो बच्चों के मोटापे से ग्रसित है। भारत के 1.44 करोड़ बच्चे मोटापे के शिकार हैं जिनके वर्ष 2025 तक 1.70 करोड़ हो जाने का अनुमान है।
इंटरनेशनल पैडिएट्रिक एसोसिएशन के प्रेसिडेंट एलेक्ट (अध्यक्ष पद के अगले कार्यकाल के लिए निर्वाचित) और मशहूर बाल रोग विशेषज्ञ डॉ. नवीन ठक्कर ने बच्चों के स्वास्थय पर चिंता जताते हुए कहा, "भारत मोटापे और डायबिटीज का ग्लोबल हब बनता जा रहा है जो निश्चित रूप से गंभीर चिंता का विषय है। खासकर बच्चों में मोटापे की समस्या बढ़ती जा रही है।" यह बात उन्होंने "कोराना महामारी के दौरान बच्चों का मोटापा और पैकेज्ड फूड" विषय पर आयोजित वेबिनार में कही।
उन्होंने कहा, "कोरोना काल में यह समस्या और भी बढ़ती जा रही है। समय आ गया है कि सरकार को पैक्ड फूड पर फ्रंट ऑफ पैक लेबलिंग यानी पैकेट के ऊपर की तरफ चेतावनी की व्यवस्था जल्द से जल्द शुरू कर देनी चाहिए।"
मशहूर बाल रोग विशेषज्ञ और प्राइम मिनिस्टर न्यूट्रीशन काउंसिल के पूर्व सदस्य डॉ. अरुण गुप्ता ने वेबिनार में कहा, " विभिन्न अध्ययनों में यह बात सामने आ चुकी है कि अल्ट्रा प्रोसेस्ड फूड के इस्तेमाल में 10 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी से मोटापा, डायबिटीज, हृदय संबंधी बीमारी और कुछ तरह के कैंसर के होने की संभावना 10 प्रतिशत तक बढ़ जाती है। इसलिए बहुत जरूरी है कि नमक, चीनी या वसा की अधिकता वाले ऐसे सामान पर पैकेट के ऊपर ही तरफ ही स्पष्ट चेतावनी होनी चाहिए।"
वरिष्ठ पत्रकार विजय झा ने कहा कि खाने-पीने की पैकेटबंद चीजों पर ना सिर्फ स्पष्ट चेतावनी प्रकाशित होनी चाहिए, बल्कि इसे इस तरह से प्रकाशित किया जाए कि लोगों को आसानी से समझ में आ सके। वैश्विक शोधों ने साबित कर दिया है कि अपर्याप्त और बिना चेतावनी वाले लेबल पैकेज्ड फूड खतरनाक हैं और नमक, शुगर और फैट की मात्रा शरीर में बढ़ाते हैं।
गैर संक्रामक बीमारियां (एनसीडी) पूरी दुनिया के लिए प्रमुख चिंता का कारण बनती जा रही हैं। एनसीडी में मोटापा, डायबिटीज और हृदय संबंधी बीमारी और कुछ कैंसर आते हैं। हर साल विश्व में 4 करोड़ लोगों की मौत एनसीडी से होती है जो विश्व की कुल मौतों का 70 फीसदी है।
हाल ही में वर्ल्ड हेल्थ असेंबली (डब्ल्यूएचए) ग्लोबल स्तर पर इस तरह का फ्रेमवर्क बनाने पर सहमत हुआ है जिसमें पैकेज्ड फूड में एंटी न्यूट्रिएंट्स जैसे शुगर, नमक और फैट की मात्रा की सीमा निर्धारित की जाए।
डॉ. नवीन ठक्कर ने सीएसई (सेंटर फॉर साइंस एंड एनवायरमेंट) के एक सर्वे का हवाला देते कहा, "करीब 93 फीसदी बच्चे हफ्ते में एक बार पैकेज्ड फूड जरूर खाते हैं। जबकि 68 फीसदी बच्चे पैकेज्ड एसएसबी (शुगर-स्वीटेंड बेवरेजेज) का सेवन करते हैं तथा 25 फीसदी बच्चे हफ्ते में एक बार पिज्जा, बर्गर जैसे अल्ट्रा प्रोसेस्ड फूड का इस्तेमाल करते हैं।"
EBIXCASH FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGIES FEATURES IN THE LEADERBOARD FOR PRIVATE BANKING & WEALTH MANAGEMENT IN THE IBS SALES LEAGUE TABLE 2021
Mumbai, June 30, 2021: EbixCash Private Limited, a subsidiary of Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries today announced that MoneyWare®, its flagship product for wealth and asset management, has been awarded the Leaderboard position in the IBS Sales League table for 2021.
The IBS Sales League Table evaluated global sales to new named customers for the 2020 calendar year. EbixCash Financial Technologies topped the League Table in Four categories, namely:
1. Global Leader Board in the Private Banking and Wealth Management Solutions area
2. Global Sales League Table 2021 - Amongst the leaders in Private Banking & Wealth Management
3. Global Sales League Table 2021 - Amongst the Leaders in Investment & Fund Management
4. Domestic Sales League Table 2021 - Leader in Private Banking and Wealth Management Category
MoneyWare® - a multi asset class, multi markets and multicurrency platform allows wealth and asset managers to run their complete front to back-office lifecycle including on demand digital customer engagement through Robo-Advisory, research and analytics enabling DIY journey including virtual remote monitoring assistance through video conferencing & co-browsing. The solution empowers RMs and Financial advisors to pro-actively advise and assist clients. It enables portfolio managers to track and rebalance portfolio with direct market access. The solution improves operational efficiency by providing straight through processing and integrating with brokers, custodians, and market data platforms.
EbixCash Financial Technologies Chief Business Officer, Dhawal Kamath, said “We are delighted to be featured by IBS Intelligence as the No. 1 Private banking & Wealth Management solution provider in India. This is also the sixth time consecutively that our solution has been named amongst the global leading solutions. We wish to sincerely thank our customer community, eco-system partners and our employees for this shared success”.
Robin Amlôt, Managing Editor of IBS Intelligence said “We applaud EbixCash Financial Technologies for taking first place in the Private Banking & Wealth Management category (India Domestic) in IBSI Sales League Table 2021, and for its solution suite MoneyWare®; for being featured in the IBSI LeaderBoard as a consistent performer for the past six consecutive years. This achievement highlights the company’s performance and validates its impressive & consistent growth”.
With 300+ customers globally, and more than 50 banks and 150+ Fund and Portfolio Managers in 25 countries already using MoneyWare® for their Wealth and Private Banking Businesses, EbixCash solutions across lending, wealth and asset management have continued to charter new territory each year in terms of new wins, with clients in more than 44 countries now.
About IBS Intelligence
Established in 1991, IBS Intelligence (www.ibsintelligence.com) is the definitive source of independent analysis and research for global FinTech markets. This research is driven by their independence, knowledge and expertise aggregated over 27 years. IBS Intelligence has been selected by Thomson Reuters, S&P Capital IQ and Bloomberg, the world’s leading research platforms – an endorsement of quality and depth of research.
About EbixCash Financial Technologies (EFT)
EbixCash’s Financial Technology Division has emerged as a leading technology player in the areas of lending, asset & wealth management, insurance, travel, and bus exchange technology. With leading financial institutions and banks across Europe, Middle East, ASEAN, UK and India as clients, EFT has continued to grow its expanse. EFT’s powerful, scalable solutions enable digital clients to grow relationships, offer personalized service and increase revenues and assets under management. One of EFT’s key product MoneyWare®, covers the complete lifecycle of the Wealth and Asset Management business including, CRM, Portfolio & Revenue Management, Mobility and Reporting.
EbixCash is a leader in domestic and international money remittance, foreign exchange (Forex), travel, pre-paid and gift cards, utility payments and software solutions for lending, wealth management, bus exchanges and insurance in India and other markets. EbixCash’s "Phygital” strategy combines over 320,000 physical distribution outlets in India and ASEAN countries with an Omni-channel online digital platform. EbixCash ’s Forex operations have a leadership position in India with operations in 20 international airports, including Delhi, Mumbai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, conducting over $4.8 billion in gross transaction value per year (pre-COVID-19). EbixCash’s inward remittance business is the clear market leader in India, processing approximately $5 billion in gross annual remittance volume (pre-COVID-19). Through its travel portfolio of Via and Mercury, EbixCash is also one of Southeast Asia’s leading travel exchanges with over 200,000 agents, 25 branches and over 9,800 corporate clients, processing an estimated $2.5 billion in gross merchandise value per year (pre-COVID-19). For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebixcash.com
About Ebix, Inc.
With 150+ offices across 6 continents, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ: EBIX) endeavors to provide On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries. In the Insurance sector, Ebix develops and deploys a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance exchanges on an on-demand basis, while also, providing Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") enterprise solutions in the area of CRM, front-end & back-end systems, outsourced administration and risk compliance services, around the world.
The Company’s EbixCash Financial exchange subsidiary is a leader in domestic and international money remittance, foreign exchange (Forex), travel, pre-paid/gift cards, utility payments, software solutions for lending, wealth management, bus exchanges and insurance in India and other markets. Ebix and its subsidiaries employ thousands of domain-specific technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com