Friday 30 September 2022

‘Made in India’ Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC launch

  • Picture  - Mr. Vyankatesh Kulkarni, Executive Director and Head of Operations, Mercedes-Benz India,  Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India , Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India & Santosh Iyer, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India with the new Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz today achieved a significant milestone in its India journey, with the launch of the ‘Made in India’ EQS 580 4MATIC.  Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways,

Govt. of India, rolled out the EQS 580 4MATIC from Mercedes-Benz India plant at Chakan, Pune, today.

India becomes the first market outside Germany to manufacture this luxury EV and it is the 14th ‘Made in India’ Mercedes-Benz model.

The EQS becomes India’s longest range EV, with a range of up to 677 kms (WLTP)| 857 kms (ARAI certified) and is the world's most aerodynamic production vehicle with a drag coefficient of 0.20.  The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC is launched at a price of INR 1.55 crores (all India ex-showroom).

Atlassian Launches ‘Atlassian Together’ To Help Teams Work Differently, Together

Introducing a new subscription for managing work across an entire organization

Bangalore, September 30, 2022 – Today at its inaugural Work Life event in San Francisco, USA, Atlassian Corporation Plc (NASDAQ:TEAM), a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, unveiled a new work management offering - Atlassian Together - and several new product capabilities.  

Recognising the changing nature of how we work, Atlassian released these new products and features to help align autonomous teams and the tools they choose to use to power businesses' digital transformation efforts. To drive cross-team collaboration, Atlassian products are built on the Atlassian Platform, which is open by design, giving teams the freedom to integrate easily with their favourite tools and stay aligned with universally accessible project context, status, and processes. 

Introducing Atlassian Together 

Atlassian Together is a single subscription to Atlassian’s work management products – Confluence, Trello, Jira Work Management, Atlas, and Access. Over 150,000 customers use Atlassian work management products today. The new subscription provides organizations with a complete Atlassian toolset that helps teams choose the best tool for the job while ensuring alignment across the organization.  

Smart Links Drives Next Level Alignment 

Smart Links is a new capability built on the Atlassian platform that helps users access information across Atlassian and third-party apps. Team members can find and insert content, create and edit work items across products, and access key information from all their tools without leaving their current tab. 

Regardless of where work happens—be it in Confluence, Google Doc, Figma, or Trello—Smart Links make that work easy to search, edit and see across applications. Smart Links extends the visibility of information beyond the walls of apps and teams, making it easier for teams to collaborate and track progress. 

Smart Links is available today with Atlassian cloud products, bringing information across all our work management tools - and third-party applications. 

Unified Admin Controls Across Tools 

Atlassian is unifying the administration experience and eliminating redundant steps across all work management tools, resulting in simplified day-to-day management. Some of the benefits for administrators include; integrated user and access management across Atlassian work management products, minimised tool sprawl, resulting in a streamlined process for audits, compliance, and security reviews, and fewer onboarding and licensing requests. 

Atlas Is Coming Out of Beta 

Introduced at TEAM’22, Atlas will be coming out of beta next month. Since its introduction, customers in the early access program have benefited from loads of new features and improvements, including richer integrations, tighter controls, and more flexible reporting. 

Erika Trautman, head of product for Atlassian's Work Management offerings, said, “At Atlassian, we’re obsessed with designing products that unleash the potential of every team. Our leading work management products enable teams to choose the best tool for their needs and work differently. But delivering amazing products on their own is not enough. They must connect with each other, and all the other apps teams are using to get work done, to bring the teams together. The new offering and capabilities we unveiled today will drive this powerful cross-team collaboration.” 

About Atlassian 

Atlassian unleashes the potential of every team. Our team collaboration and productivity software help teams organize, discuss, and complete shared work. Teams at more than 240,000 customers, across large and small organizations - including Bank of America, Redfin, NASA, Verizon, and Dropbox - use Atlassian’s project tracking, content creation and sharing, and service management products to work better together and deliver quality results on time. Learn more about our products, including Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Management, Trello, Bitbucket, and Jira Align at

Ramesh Nair, CEO, India and Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Colliers

"RBI hiked the repo rate for the fourth time in a row by a further 50 bps to 5.9% as the government remains committed to tame inflationary pressures amidst global headwinds. However, domestic economic activities remain promising, thus providing the Central Bank with the required elbowroom to continue withdrawing its accommodative stance. Resultantly, RBI slightly moderated its growth target to 7% for FY 2022-23.
In response, banks are expected to continue raising their home loan rates in the next few months. With the festive season in the offing, developers are likely to dole out attractive schemes to attract fence sitters and first-time homebuyers. As the rate hike was on expected lines and the market has largely recovered from the pandemic lows, the home buying sentiment is not likely to be impacted significantly. 
Mr. Amit Goyal, CEO, India Sotheby’s International Realty
In the last 5 months, RBI increased the repo rate by 190 basis points, from 4% In April to 5.90% now. The RBI has taken into consideration the broader economic and liquidity scenario and needs to curb the inflation further. Falling rupee is also a major concern amidst global uncertainty, besides high fuel prices. It is important to understand that policy rates and regulation will decide the long-term growth of the economy and the real estate sector.
The hike might impact consumption sentiments negatively ahead of the festive season. However, from a home buyers’ perspective, home loan rates will still remain below 9% per annum and they must utilize this opportunity and make their purchases by cashing in on offers and festive discounts in the market.
Piyush Bothra, Co-founder and CFO, Square Yards
The RBI has taken another aggressive stance by recalibrating the repo rates for the fourth time this year to further rein in the inflation and restore the economic health of the country. In real estate parlance, this revision won’t have any significant impact on consumer sentiments which is buoyant at present. In spite of the hike, the affordability of the home loan is still good, and robust housing demand and growing income stability will continue to keep the real estate sector in an advantageous position. Besides, with the festive season knocking on the door, the residential sector is expected to put up a good show, as the market is overflowing with new buyers. However, we may see an exercise of caution from second and upgrade home buyers.
Saransh Trehan, managing director, Trehan Group
This is the fourth consecutive rate hike by the apex bank in the last five months. However, the demand in the housing market continues to remain robust despite subsequent rate hikes, in fact in many cities it is improving. So, we don’t see any major impact in the scenario even after today’s RBI decision. However, with home rates hovering between 8-9%, further tightening, if any, will start to impact the sectoring and thereby the overall economy.

Lokmat Most Stylish Awards Winners : From Abhishek Bachchan, Shraddha Kapoor, Ananya Panday to Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh

~The annual Bollywood event honoured the stylish actors and creators from 2021~

Mumbai 2022:

The Lokmat Most Stylish awards had Bollywood stars walking the red carpet, entertaining the audience, and were honored for their outstanding work in the most Stylish categories. With the exuberant energy of the host, Maniesh Paul, the spirit was high all through the award night. 

This year the Lokmat Most Stylish Legend was bestowed to the most loved and entertaining Jaggu dada aka Jackie Shroff, for his timeless looks and fashion sense. The most talented Vidya Balan received the Lokmat Most Stylish Versatile Actor (Female) Award. Adding to the style and fashion quotient were handsome male celebs/personalities and beautiful divas such as Palak Tiwari, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Raveena Tandon, Prateek Kuhad, Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh, Ananya Panday, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mrunal Thakur, Huma Qureshi, Chitrangada Singh, Tejasswi Prakash, Shamita Shetty, Karan Kundra and many more.

Content creators like Awez Darbar and Sanket Mehta were recognized as Lokmat Most Stylish Dancing Sensation and Lokmat Most Stylish Content Creator respectively. And adding glitz to the night was Palak Tiwari who won the Lokmat Most Stylish Fashion Trendsetter Award. In the world of Instagram, the one who is GEN Z’s favorite is Ananya Panday also won the Lokmat Most Stylish Gen Z star award for her outstanding outfits, and the voice of the youth, Prateek Kuhad was given the Lokmat Most Stylish Music Icon award.

Lokmat Most Stylish awards 2022 winners list is given below with the category and the winner's name:



Jackie Shroff

Lokmat Most Stylish Legend

Raveena Tandon

Lokmat Most Stylish Timeless Icon

Abhishek Bachchan

Lokmat Most Stylish OTT Actor of the year

Vidya Balan

Lokmat Most Stylish Versatile Actor (Female)

Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh

Lokmat Most Stylish Power Couple

Shraddha Kapoor

Lokmat Most Stylish Power Icon

Rashmika Mandanna

Lokmat Most Stylish Youth Icon

Tamannaah Bhatia

Lokmat Most Stylish Fashion Icon

Radhika Apte

Lokmat Most Stylish OTT Star

Ananya Panday

Lokmat Most Stylish Gen Z Star

Mrunal Thakur

Lokmat Most Stylish Game changer

Huma Qureshi

Lokmat Most Stylish Path Breaker 

Nushrratt Bharuccha

Lokmat Most Stylish Performer

Maniesh Paul

Lokmat Most Stylish Breakthrough Performer

Amit Thackeray

Lokmat Most Stylish Politician

Madhur Bhandarkar

Lokmat Most Stylish Director

Manish Malhotra

Lokmat Most Stylish Legend Designer

Kunal Rawal

Lokmat Most Stylish Fashion Designer

Ashiesh Shah

Lokmat Most Stylish Architect

Sonia Shenoy

Lokmat Most Stylish News Anchor

Shubhika Sharma

Lokmat Most Stylish Fashion Entrepreneur

Hina Khan

Lokmat Most Stylish Charismatic Diva

Karan Kundrra

Lokmat Most Stylish Hotstepper

Jasmin Bhasin

Lokmat Most Stylish Emerging Face

Tejasswi Prakash

Lokmat Most Stylish Emerging Icon

Shantanu Maheshwari

Lokmat Most Stylish Debutant

Palak Tiwari

Lokmat Most Stylish Fashion Trendsetter

Prateek Kuhad

Lokmat Most Stylish Music Icon

Sanket Mehta

Lokmat Most Stylish Content Creator

Awez Darbar

Lokmat Most Stylish Dancing Sensation

Carry Minati -Ajey Nagar

Lokmat Most Stylish Youth Icon ( Male)

Rishi Darda, Joint Managing & Editorial Director of Lokmat shared, “We are beyond thrilled that the event was a major success. It was an honour to have these incredible talents and personalities from various fields all under one roof. I believe that your style expresses your uniqueness and is ultimately a form of self-expression. And it was incredible to see all of these personalities expressing their individual style in their own unique way.”

About Lokmat Media Group:

Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd. is a leading media company with interests in a diversified portfolio of publishing, broadcast, digital, entertainment and community. Lokmat Media Group publishes India's No1 Marathi daily Lokmat, Lokmat Samachar, and Lokmat Times with a combined readership of 2.56 cr (source: All India, Total readership, IRS 2019, Q4).

Keeping abreast with the changing digital landscape, Lokmat Group makes its content available to its readers through its multilingual news portals and mobile news app., the largest digital Marathi platform monthly has about 25 Mn+ Users generating 300 Mn Page Views. Our social media channels do approximately a total of 400 million video views. News18 Lokmat channel, a JV with the Network18 Group is one of the largest Marathi news channels with a reach of 2cr.

Catch the Top 5 Short Films from 2022 Best of India Short Film Festival on ShortsTV

The short films will be live from 3rd October on both ShortsTV linear and OTT platforms

Mumbai: ShortsTV in its 5th year of the Best of India Short film festival got close to 2000 entries. Out of these, only the top 3 shortlisted films will get a theatrical screening in LA and will be eligible for Oscar Qualification. The Best of India Short Film Festival was established by ShortsTV to honor and recognize the exceptional work of Indian filmmakers. The festival aims to give Indian filmmakers a platform to showcase their work on a global stage and compete at the prestigious Oscars. Viewers can now watch the top 5 short films of the Best of India Short Film Festival on both linear and OTT platforms of ShortsTV from 3rd October. So pop that popcorn, grab your remote, and tell your roommate that there’s no need to fight over what to watch, because we’ve got the answer.

The top 5 short films of the Best of India Short Film Festival are:


Duration: 26 mins

Cast: Helly Shah / Barkha Bisht Sengupta

Director: Arunjit Borah

Synopsis: Erem is a free spirited college student who dreams of winning a dance competition, taking the medical exam and building her career; but her closest kin, including her grandmother Shagufta and father Ali are adamant to marry her off to a London based banker. Zebah is a story of humanity, torment, religious beliefs and above all Sacrifice.

Dal Bhaat

Duration: 32 mins

Cast: Sanjay Mishra

Director: Nemil Shah

Synopsis: Based in a small village in Kutch, India; 10-year-old Mukti wishes to swim in the newly filled lake, after a drought spanning for years. A seemingly simple wish turns to an unexpected discovery about himself, which causes him to question himself, the stigma around it, and his wish to swim in the lake

7 Star Dinosor Entertainment

Duration: 19 mins

Cast: Kapil Dev/ Rahul Sahu

Director: Vaishali Naik

Synopsis: A black comedy based on the hardships faced by daily wage earners during peak covid times


Duration: 7 mins

Cast: Vikram Kochhar

Director: Rohann Malik, Hardik Bansal

Synopsis: Story of a divorced man, who meets his ex-wife after a long time. Both of them suddenly meet, and go to cafe nearby. While having a sip of tea, they both discuss their happy, sad and personal moments in life. After reaching out to a conclusion, the man finally realises, he should apologise for all the misunderstandings. Will they both come together again or they are way apart now?


Duration: 18 mins

Cast: Rajesh Sharma

Director: Jiya Bhardwaj

Synopsis: Almariyaan is a journey of a middle - class Indian couple who work on learning and accepting their son's sexuality and help make a comfortable ground for him to come out of "the closet", but when the actual truth comes out, they can't come to terms with it. A perfect satire to bring out the importance and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community in India in the current times, the film is a fun ride that leaves you with thinking about much more than it projects

ShortsTV is the first and only 24/7, linear and OTT HD TV channel dedicated to short-form video entertainment, including movies and series. With over 13,000 titles globally, ShortsTV has the largest catalogue of quality short form video & is the global home of Shorts.

You can watch these shorts films on Tata Play ShortsTV, Airtel ShortsTV and ShortsTV Active. For updates on the festivals, keep up with ShortsTV social channels by following us on Instagram and Facebook

Post RBI Policy comment by Pankaj Pathak, Fund Manager- Fixed Income, Quantum AMC


Quote :

The policy was broadly in line with the market expectation. The fact that the RBI kept the policy stance unchanged as ‘withdrawal of accommodation’ indicates the door is open for a further hike in the policy repo rate. The terminal rate expectation in the bond market has moved up to 6.5%.    

Aggressive monetary tightening in the advanced economies will continue to weigh on domestic monetary policy. It would be difficult for the RBI to soften its stance in such a hostile global environment.

Declining banking system liquidity over the last few months has put upward pressure on short-term money market rates. The RBI seems comfortable with prevailing liquidity conditions and there was no indication of durable liquidity infusion at this stage. This keeps the OMO purchases of bonds out of the picture for now.  

The RBI guided to keep the banking system liquidity near neutral through variable rate repos and reverse repos. This should support the short-term bonds though longer tenor bonds may face some pressure in absence of OMO purchases by the RBI.

We expect the 10-year Gsec to continue to trade in a range of 7.2%-7.6%. Short-term money market rates will move higher along with the policy repo rate.

We should expect interest rates on fixed deposits as well as on home loans to move higher.

For long-term fixed income investors, dynamic bond funds are best suited in this volatile market environment for a 2-3 year investment horizon. Investors with a low-risk appetite and shorter holding periods should stick to liquid funds.

Karanvir Bohra in Disney + Hotstar’s show Aashiqana will send chills down your spin

When you talk about Bollywood & Television industry and their handsome hunks, Karanvir Bohra’s name pops up in the minds of young girls. He has found great success in the most appealing and heart-warming of roles, across films & television. From playing Kabir in Just Mohabbat to Dhruv in Shararat and Prem in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, KV was the hot bad boy of the saas-bahu squad of the 2000s.
Known as KV by his fans, Karanvir will be seen playing a stylish serial killer whose dark humour will send chills down your spine in the second season of Aashiqana on Disney + Hotstar which will air on 10th of October, 2022.
Karan watched shows, serials, films of many serial killers online to get into the skin of the character. Elaborating more about his role & his experience shooting, Karanvir Bohra says “My character in Aashiqana is very quirky and stylized. I play a serial killer but with a funny side to him. Director of the series Gul Khan knows how to style a character. It was a pleasure meeting the cast Zayn and Khushi, such lovely people”
Aashiqana is a Hindi-language romance drama series on Disney + Hotstar, directed by Gul Khan and starring Yash Chauhan (Zayn Ibad Khan) and Chikki Sharma (Khushi Dubey).
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