Sunday 30 April 2023

Manj Musik & Anusha Dandekar raise the temperature in this weather in their new single, ‘Love Token’

If there is one thing people are waiting for in this scorching heat, the wait is finally over. Fresh off the oven, the ace music director and powerhouse singer Manj Musik, formerly as RDB music group, dropped his brand-new single ‘LOVE TOKEN’, along with sultry diva and actor Anusha Dandekar, today on 28th April 2023. The song was released across all streaming platforms under ‘Musik One Global' music label.
The teaser of the song has already piqued the interest of the audiences who are eager to witness the most interesting duo in the music video. The song ‘Love Token’ is a bilingual Punjabi-English pop song that gives a chill afro dance vibe. While Manj Musik’s unique and versatile voice gives character to the track whereas Anusha Dandekar’s voice for the chorus and presence in the video compliments the energy of the song & seamlessly fitted the mood of it in equal measure. The music is produced by DJ Upside Down & the video was shot in the exotic location of Maldives to add parallel energy to the song.
On being asked about the song, Anusha Dandekar said, “Music is my passion and Manj’s songs have been my all-time favorites. When I heard the song for the first time, I got hooked on the catchy music and knew I wanted to be part of it. Every moment on the set was so much fun like one big party and it's reflected on-screen as well. I’m sure the audience will enjoy the song as much as we did while shooting it.”
Talking about the song, Manj Musik said, “I am super excited about ‘Love Token’ and I have given my all to this track. I wanted to create something peppy yet artistically satisfying, so it was very important for us to incorporate Punjabi beats in the most authentic form and make it a fusion. I have always believed in creating something new and fresh rather than following the trends. Now, all I want my listeners to do is just put on the music and shower love to ‘Love Token’.”
‘Musik One Global’ believes in giving different genres of songs to the audience and this time it gives an absolutely peppy track that you can’t stop listening to. So everyone, don’t forget to sprinkle some love & tune in.

Garmin India Unveils World’s Longest Battery Life AMOLED Running GPS Smartwatch Forerunner 965 and Forerunner 265 Series in the Presence of Indian Sprinter- Hima Das

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Forerunner series, the Garmin along with Indian Sprinter- Hima Das flagged off a 10 K Anniversary Run in Bengaluru

Key Features:

  • Display and Interface: A high resolution AMOLED display with more interactive and vivid interface. The Titanium bezel in the Forerunner 965 gives the watch a more premium look
  • Battery Life- Forerunner 965 offers 23 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 31 hours in GPS mode, same as Forerunner 265 offers 13 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 20 hours in GPS mode
  • HRV status: Track heart rate variability while sleeping to get a better handle on recovery and an overall wellness picture
  • Acute Chronic Workload Ratio- Helps suggest users on how to manage their physical exertion throughout a run, to prevent “bonking” by overexerting too early in a run and to determine overall training load metrics for proper training scheduling respectively
  • Running Power- Get a continuous measurement of how much power you are applying to the road as you run with on-wrist power

New Delhi, 30th April 2023 – To celebrate Garmin’s rich legacy as the first running smartwatch brand and commemorate 20 years of the Forerunner series, world’s first GPS running smartwatch, Garmin India, a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today launched world’s longest battery life AMOLED Running GPS Smartwatch, Forerunner 965 and Forerunner 265 series in India. Designed for triathletes, passionate & elite runners, the new GPS running smartwatches which now come with a high-res AMOLED display are fully equipped with an array of training features like stress, sleep, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 Max), training status/load, training effectiveness, and respiration rate.

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, Garmin India along with Indian Sprinter- Hima Das unveiled the new Forerunner series in Bengaluru. To further commemorate this 20 years milestone the brand organised a 10K run in Bengaluru. The event was open to all the passionate runners and seasoned athletes, and showcased the capabilities of the Forerunner series, with a strong participation of over 500 people from across the city.

Commenting on the announcement, Missy Yang, Marketing Head, Garmin ASIA & SEA said “At Garmin, we have always strived to keep health & fitness in check. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of world’s first GPS running smartwatch – Forerunner Series in India, our vision has been to provide high-end training features and performance metrics for athletes & fitness enthusiasts around the world. Over the years, the Forerunner has evolved into a trusty companion for all runners around the world and has been providing them with precise data analysis. We are excited to have one of the most credible runners from India – Hima Das for the launch of the most powerful Forerunner smartwatches; Forerunner 965 & 265 yet. We aim to further strengthen our commitment of delivering innovative technological breakthroughs to push runners to their personal bests.”

Excited to be a part of the event, Indian Sprinter, Hima Das said, “I am thrilled to be a part of Garmin’s Forerunner 20th Anniversary celebration and the launch of Forerunner 965 & 265 series in India. As a professional athlete, I understand the importance of data accuracy while training and competing, and Garmin’s diverse range of products provides that reliability. It’s amazing to see people turn out in huge numbers for the 20th Anniversary run today and I am confident that the new launch will empower passionate Indian runners, women athletes, and triathletes to track and improve their performance and help them achieve their fitness goals.”

Performance that keeps up with power performers- Forerunner 965

The Forerunner 965 is equipped with a titanium bezel, a 1.4-inch AMOLED display and an amazing battery life of up to 23 days in smartwatch mode and up to 31 hours in GPS mode. It currently holds the record for having the world’s longest battery life for a running watch with an AMOLED display. The interactive and brand-new vivid interface brings next level accessibility with the AMOLED display that brings ease at reading complicated stats. The long-lasting battery keeps up with the runner’s perseverance, allowing athletes to track their progress for extended periods of time without worrying about running out of power.

Designed to impress with looks and performance- The Forerunner 265

On the other hand, the Forerunner 265 comes with a Ground Gorilla Glass 4 lens, with an option of 1.3-inch AMOLED display, featuring a battery life of up to 13 days in smartwatch mode and up to 20 hrs in GPS mode. The lightweight watch with its stylish design keeps the runner on their toes with its looks and feel. The stylish poppy colours of the silicone bands match the runner’s confident stride.

Forerunner 265 includes performance monitoring tools from Garmin Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 max, performance condition, training effect and more. The smartwatch also features over 30 sport profiles and a specialized triathlon mode to go beyond the usual workout.

No exceptions at becoming unstoppable

The Forerunner 965 is designed for marathon and triathlon enthusiasts who will benefit from features such as Wrist-Based Running Dynamics, which allows users to access detailed metrics such as stride length and vertical oscillation when using the watch in real-time, like the Running Dynamics Pod.

Unique to the Forerunner 965 and Forerunner 265, the watches come equipped with the Stamina and Acute Chronic Workload Ration features to track and help users manage their physical exertion throughout a run, to prevent “bonking” by overexerting too early in a run for a smarter and less strenuous training.

Every Run Starts Here - Forerunner for Runners

For the past 20 years, the Forerunner series has been providing runners with precise data analysis - the running smartwatch tracks a runner’s precise positioning while analysing data including distance, speed, elevation gain as well as heart rate, blood oxygen and more. Despite the global pandemic, running activities clocked by Garmin users in India grew by 47 percent from 2020 to 2022 and similarly it grew by 24 percent from 2020 to 2022 in Asia, with India, Vietnam and Indonesia in the lead with the most growth, demonstrating the unstoppable love for running in India as well as Asia.

Empowering Runners with Running Science

Garmin partnered with Firstbeat Analytics for more than a decade with the goal of expanding on Garmin's experience in GPS navigation technology and integrating it with industry leading smart technologies. Developments through the years include Heart Rate Variability (HRV) sensor data to provide the most advanced analysis and metrics in the areas of stress, sleep, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 Max), training status/load, training effectiveness, and respiration rate.

Your Coach on your wrist

Fitness enthusiasts also get to benefit from Training Readiness which provides users with insights into their current fitness level and readiness for the next workout. This feature assures a maximum productive session basis the real time sleep and various metrics tracked by the smartwatches.

The Race widget is designed to help users optimize their performance and achieve their goals. This data is displayed in real-time on the watch's screen, allowing users to monitor their progress and adjust their strategy as needed. It serves as a personal coach that provides users with training advice and predicts race time as well, preparing runners in all aspects.

Both are product can be purchased from the following platforms:

  • Offline: Garmin Brand Store & Garmin Shopping Shop, Croma, Vijay Sales, Helios, Just-In-Time, Zimson Watch, Kamal Watch Co., Ruswic Stores, Mastermind, Vishal Trading, Cyclofit, Decathlon (Bengaluru), General Trade & All Leading Watch, Sports & Bike Retail Outlets
  • Online: Amazon, Flipkart, Tata Cliq, Tata Luxury,,,

Price and Availability:



Available From


Forerunner 265 Music

Black/ Aqua

30th April

INR 50490/-

Forerunner 265S Music

Black/ Pink

30th April

INR 50490/-

Forerunner 965

Black/ Amp Yellow

30th April

INR 67490/-

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AAP KI ADALAT: "My love stories will go with me to the grave", Salman Khan tells Rajat Sharma

Mumbai, April 30, 2023: In a no-hold-barred interview with Rajat Sharma in 'Aap Ki Adalat', super star Salman Khan admitted that he has been "unlucky in love", probably because of his own faults.

Asked whether he intended to write an autobiography on his love affairs, he replied: "My love stories with go with me to the grave".

Asked when he intends to marry, he replied: "Jab aisa koi aayegi, toh ho jayega, Sir”(when somebody will come, it will happen).  "Actually, sabhi achhe hain (all my previous girl friends were good), the fault lies in me. When the first one left, it could have been her fault, when the second one and then the third one left, there could be faults with them, but with the fourth one, doubt creeps in whether fault lies with them or me. In the fifth case, it could have been 60:40. But when more left, it is then confirmed that it was my fault. None of them had any fault. It is only my fault. Probably a kind of fear in their mind that I may not be able to give them happiness in life. I am sure they are all happy wherever they are."

Rajat Sharma: The whole world wants to know when you will marry.

Salman Khan: "Jab Ooper Walah chahega, Sir (When God Almighty wills so). Two individuals are needed for marriage. In the first case, marriage did not happen. When I said yes, somebody said, no. When somebody said yes, I said no. Now there is 'no' from both sides. When both sides say 'yes', the marriage will take place. There's still time. I am 57. I want this time it should the first and last. Matlab ek biwi honi chahiye.

Rajat Sharma: And how many children?

Salman Khan: As many as possible. Many. If I have one, and another after 5-6 years, I can play with them for 20-25 years. This is called dedication, consistency, persistence.

Rajat Sharma: Your parents have been waiting since long for a bahu in their home.

Salman: Sir, what can I say. There was no plan for a bahu, it was for kids. But the laws of India do not permit (adoption).


Asked whether he had problems with OTT content, Salman Khan said, "I have too many problems. I think there should be censorship on OTT content. In films, if we have two punches extra during action, we get 'A' certificate. On OTT, there's a different type of action going on. There is no A, B, C certificate at all.

Rajat Sharma: Restrictions on OTT, but not on Bigg Boss?

Salman Khan: In Bigg Boss, we already have many restrictions.

Rajat Sharma: You mean, restriction in the sense that you told Zubair Khan, Kasam Khuda Ki, my name is not Salman if I don't make you a dog?

Salman Khan: Yes, I said that. I remember. Because he was doing too much badtameezi in Bigg Boss.

Rajat Sharma: You told Paras Chhabra, I will set you right once you come outside.

Salman Khan: Yes, he too. Though Paras' mistake was not much. We hear other people's views too. Our creative heads tell me what happened inside the house. So tempers do rise and we get angry. When I see myself, I feel, I should not have reacted like this and I feel really bad. ..Inside Bigg Bose house, things happen quite a bit. We can't blame the participants, not on phone. There are 112 cameras working there. On top of it, given the tasks they get, they always lock their heads with each other, so it becomes a bit difficult for them, and they lose their temper.


Salman Khan recounted an anecdote at the sets of 'Karan Arjun', when he once fired a shot at Shahrukh Khan. He said, "during shooting, there are blank guns. I got a blank gun from action director Bhiku Verma. A party was going on and Rajasthani folk dancers were present. I told Shahrukh, I'll call you for dance, you refuse, and then we will engage in scuffle, and here's a blank gun. I will fire a shot at you and you will fall down. Shahrukh said he was not in a mood, he was tired. My brother Sohail was there. I pulled Shahrukh's hand, and he snatched away his hand. He pushed me, I also pushed him, a scuffle ensued, I took out the gun and fired a shot at him. Shahrukh did a somersault and fell down. Javed Saheb's wife Honey Aunty was there. She said, I know him since childhood, he's not that type of boy. One journalist Nishi Presm was there. She said, I always knew this boy to be like this. Time Video owner Pravinbhai Shah said, we will all be in a soup, let's rush out. For ten minutes, I stood with red eyes, and said, Koi Nahin uthega, Sabko Maar Doonga. Rakesh ji's hands started trembling. I said, 'Shahrukh Uth, Shahrukh Uth (Shahrukh wake up). When Shahrukh didn't wake up, Sohail, Bhiku Da panicked. I checked my gun. Suddenly Shahrukh started snoring. So, Pathan was at last aliuvew. I again fired 3-4 shots, and everybody started laughing.......I think Shahrukh is the best performer of the industry. There's no need to say this. This performance was much better than Arjun's performance. Everybody was convinced and many were trying to flee the set. It was a good experience. "

With the telecast of this show on Saturday night, India TV will be launched in UAE. Viewers in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi can watch this show on India TV via Etisalat and du (UAE telecom operator).

भारताला 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलरची अर्थव्यवस्था बनवण्याचे आपल्या माननीय पंतप्रधानांचे स्वप्न साकार करण्यासाठी मजबूत, स्थिर, निर्णायक आणि पारदर्शक सरकार हीच गुरुकिल्ली आहे: नितीन गडकरी

राष्ट्रीय हायड्रोजन मिशननुसार 2035 पर्यंत सर्व प्रमुख बंदरांवर हरित हायड्रोजन / अमोनिया बंकर आणि इंधन भरण्याच्या सुविधा उपलब्ध असतील: सर्बानंद सोनोवाल
भारताच्या स्वातंत्र्यलढ्यात स्वदेशी चळवळीत योगदान देण्याचा समृद्ध वारसा इंडियन मर्चंट चेंबरकडे आहे: दर्शना जरदोश

मुंबई, 29 एप्रिल 2023

केंद्रीय रस्ते वाहतूक आणि महामार्ग मंत्री, नितीन गडकरी यांनी मुंबईत इंडियन मर्चंट्स चेंबरने आयोजित केलेल्या 'इंडिया कॉलिंग कॉन्फरन्स 2023' दरम्यान प्रधानमंत्री गतिशक्ती या विषयावरील सत्रात बीजभाषण केले. 'ब्रँड-इंडिया'ला प्रोत्साहन देण्याच्या उद्देशाने दरवर्षी 'इंडिया कॉलिंग कॉन्फरन्स' आयोजित केल्याबद्दल गडकरींनी इंडियन मर्चंट चेंबरचे अभिनंदन केले. 2025 पर्यंत भारताला 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलरची अर्थव्यवस्था बनवण्याचे आपल्या माननीय पंतप्रधानांचे स्वप्न साकार करण्यासाठी मजबूत, स्थिर, निर्णायक आणि पारदर्शक सरकार हीच गुरुकिल्ली आहे, असे गडकरी यांनी आपल्या भाषणात सांगितले.

“पीएम गति शक्ती राष्ट्रीय आराखडा (NMP) हा खूप मोठा उपक्रम आहे आणि यामुळे लॉजिस्टिक खर्च कमी करण्यास मदत होईल, असे पीएम गति शक्ती प्रकल्पाबद्दल बोलताना मंत्री गडकरी यांनी सांगितले. 

अमेरिकेसारख्या इतर विकसित अर्थव्यवस्थांमध्ये सकल देशांतर्गत उत्पादनाच्या 8% ते 9% च्या तुलनेत भारतात लॉजिस्टिक खर्च सकल देशांतर्गत उत्पादनाच्या 13% ते 14% इतका जास्त आहे, अशी माहिती त्यांनी दिली. वाढीव लॉजिस्टिक खर्चामुळे जागतिक बाजारपेठेतील ‘मेड इन इंडिया’ उत्पादनांची स्पर्धात्मकता कमी होते, असेही ते म्हणाले. लॉजिस्टिक खर्च सकल देशांतर्गत उत्पादनाच्या च्या 9% पर्यंत कमी करणे याला सरकारच्या अजेंड्यात प्राधान्य देण्यात आले आहे असे त्यांनी सांगितले. 

भारतीय राष्ट्रीय महामार्ग प्राधिकरण (NHAI) राष्ट्रीय महामार्गालगत 600 हून अधिक ठिकाणी जागतिक दर्जाच्या महामार्गालगतच्या सुविधा (WSA)’ विकसित करत आहे, असे गडकरी यांनी देशातील महामार्गांचे जाळे सुधारण्याच्या योजनांबद्दल बोलताना सांगितले. 

या महामार्गालगतच्या सुविधांमध्ये चांगली स्वच्छतागृहे, पार्किंग आणि उपहारगृह या मूलभूत सुविधांशिवाय ट्रक ड्रायव्हर्ससाठी वसतिस्थाने, ईव्ही चार्जिंग सुविधा, कन्व्हेन्शन सेंटर्स, ट्रॉमा सेंटर्स आणि हस्तकला तसेच स्थानिक उत्पादनांना प्रोत्साहन देण्यासाठी किरकोळ विक्री केंद्र देखील असतील. काही महामार्गालगतच्या सुविधा केंद्रात रस्ते अपघात आणि अवयव प्रत्यारोपण यांसारख्या वैद्यकीय आपत्कालीन परिस्थितींना तोंड देण्यासाठी हेलिपॅड आणि ड्रोन लँडिंग सुविधा देखील असतील.

भारत यापूर्वी कधीही न अनुभवलेल्या वेगाने प्रगती करत आहे, असे केंद्रीय बंदरे, जहाजबांधणी आणि जलमार्ग तसेच आयुष मंत्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल यांनी यावेळी सांगितले. "भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्थेला 1 ट्रिलियन अमेरिकन डॉलरचा आकडा गाठण्यासाठी 60 वर्षे लागली आणि आता मात्र 2014 पासून केवळ 9 वर्षांत भारताची अर्थव्यवस्था जवळपास साडेतीन ट्रिलियन डॉलरची आहे", असे सोनोवाल यांनी सांगितले.

पीएम गतिशक्ती राष्ट्रीय आराखडा (NMP) अंतर्गत, बंदरे, जहाजबांधणी आणि जलमार्ग मंत्रालयाने 2025 पर्यंत कार्यान्वित करण्यासाठी 62,227 कोटी रुपयांचे 101 प्रकल्प निश्चित केले आहेत. या 101 प्रकल्पांपैकी 8897 कोटी रुपये खर्चाचे 26 प्रकल्प पूर्ण झाले आहेत आणि 15,343 कोटी रुपयांचे 42 प्रकल्प विकासाधीन आहेत तर 36638 कोटी रुपयांचे 33 प्रकल्प अंमलबजावणीच्या प्रक्रियेत आहेत. अंमलबजावणी अंतर्गत असलेल्या प्रकल्पांपैकी 20,537 कोटी रुपयांचे 14 प्रकल्प डिसेंबर 2023 पर्यंत पूर्ण होणे अपेक्षित आहे.

101 गतिशक्ती प्रकल्पांपैकी 9867 कोटी रुपयांचे 12 प्रकल्प महाराष्ट्र राज्यात कार्यान्वित केले जात आहेत, त्यापैकी 3,165 कोटी रुपये खर्च करून 3 प्रकल्प पूर्ण झाले आहेत तर 675 कोटी रुपयांचे 2 प्रकल्प विकासाधीन आहेत आणि उर्वरित 6,027 कोटी रुपये खर्चाचे 7 प्रकल्प अजून अंमलबजावणी खाली आहेत आणि ते वर्ष 2025 पर्यंत पूर्ण होण्याची अपेक्षा आहे, अशी माहिती सोनोवाल यांनी दिली.

सागरमाला प्रकल्पाअंतर्गत झालेल्या प्रगतीची माहिती देताना मंत्री सोनोवाल म्हणाले की, सध्या सागरमाला कार्यक्रमांतर्गत 5.4 लाख कोटी रुपये गुंतवणुकीचे 802 प्रकल्प वर्ष 2035 पर्यंत अंमलबजावणीसाठी हाती घेण्यात आलेले आहेत. त्यापैकी 1,21,545 कोटी रुपये खर्चाचे 228 प्रकल्प पूर्ण झाले आहेत आणि 2.36 लाख कोटी रुपये खर्चाचे 260 प्रकल्प अंमलबजावणीखाली आहेत.याखेरीज, 2.11 लाख कोटी रुपये खर्चाचे 314 प्रकल्प विकासाच्या विविध टप्प्यांत आहेत. सागरमाला कार्यक्रमांतर्गत महाराष्ट्र राज्यात 1,13,285 कोटी रुपयांचे 126 प्रकल्प आहेत. या 126 प्रकल्पांपैकी 16,393 कोटी रुपयांचे 39 प्रकल्प पूर्ण झाले आहेत. 18,146 कोटी रुपयांचे 42 प्रकल्प कार्यान्वित आहेत, तर 78,746 कोटी रुपयांचे 45 प्रकल्प विकासाच्या टप्प्यात आहेत.

हरित उपक्रमांबद्दल बोलताना ते पुढे म्हणाले की, देशाच्या राष्ट्रीय हायड्रोजन मिशननुसार, वर्ष 2035 पर्यंत सर्व प्रमुख बंदरांमध्ये ग्रीन हायड्रोजन/अमोनिया बंकर आणि इंधन भरण्याच्या सर्व सुविधा उभारल्या जाणार आहेत. दीनदयाळ, पारादीप आणि व्ही.ओ. चिदंबरनार या बंदरांवर हायड्रोजन बंकरिंगच्या निर्मितीसाठी पायाभूत सुविधा विकसित केल्या जात आहेत.

यावेळी बोलताना रेल्वे आणि वस्त्रोद्योग राज्यमंत्री दर्शना जरदोश म्हणाल्या की, स्वातंत्र्य लढ्यातील स्वदेशी चळवळीत योगदान दिल्याचा समृद्ध वारसा आयएमसीकडे आहे. त्या  पुढे म्हणाल्या की, रेल्वे क्षेत्रात अनेक प्रकल्प सुरू आहेत जिथे गुंतवणुकीच्या मोठ्या संधी आहेत. देशी आणि परदेशी गुंतवणूकदार या रेल्वे प्रकल्पांमध्ये गुंतवणूक करण्याचा विचार करत आहेत. रेल्वे क्षेत्रात स्वयंचलित मार्गाने 100% थेट परकीय गुंतवणुकीला,(FDI) परवानगी आहे. वर्ष 2030 पर्यंत रेल्वेच्या पायाभूत सुविधांमध्ये 715 अब्ज डॉलर्सची गुंतवणूक करण्याची सरकारची योजना आहे.", अशी माहिती दर्शना जरदोश यांनी दिली.

याआधी, संरक्षण प्रमुख आणि चीफ ऑफ डिफेन्स स्टाफ जनरल अनिल चौहान यांनी सांगितले की, ऑपरेशनल सज्जता (युद्ध सज्जता) आणि स्वयंसिद्धता राखण्यासाठी भारत हा संरक्षण उपकरणांचा मोठा आयातदार आहे आणि आपल्या धोरणात्मक उद्दिष्टांसाठी आयात अवलंबित्व कमी करणे महत्त्वाचे आहे. संरक्षण उत्पादनातील संधी या विषयावरील सत्रात ते बोलत होते. 

Saturday 29 April 2023

Union Minister Piyush Goyal highlights the importance of small countries in the global supply chain at 'India Calling Conference 2023'

India should aim for 47 trillion dollar economy in 2047: Piyush Goyal
IMC India Calling 2023 begins with theme – Rising India; Inviting Partnership for growth


Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, delivered the inaugural address at the 'India Calling Conference 2023' organized by the Indian Merchants Chamber in Mumbai. During his address, he highlighted the contribution of companies from small countries, such as the Czech Republic and Poland, to the supply chain of big companies around the globe.

Minister Goyal appealed to all to aim for a 47 trillion dollar economy when India reaches the year 2047. He added that India has tried to formalize the economy and has met with great success. The spirit of team, competitiveness, and positivity are necessary for success, and that kind of spirit can be seen in Mumbai, which is not only the financial capital but also the fun capital of India, he added.

Minister Goyal said that every single geography in the world has a lot of hope and expectation from India, and though it can be sometimes daunting, it shows the confidence of the world in India's future. He said, "India reflects the vision of the world as one Economy. While Commerce Industry teams are negotiating Free Trade Agreements with a deep focus on protecting India's interest, India believes that true prosperity happens when the whole world prospers. India believes in Vaccine Maitri under which it delivered 278 million doses to poorer countries mostly free because India feels safe when the world is safe."

The Minister further added that the 'Panch Pran' given by the Prime Minister can be realized only if it becomes the commitment of the entire nation. He emphasized that the vision of a developed India will not be possible without the 'Nari Shakti' of India and a corruption-free nation. He applauded the commitment of the industry to social causes and said that all of us are determined for a better future for India.

During the conference, Dinesh Joshi, Chairman, IMC International Business Committee, highlighted the success story of 'Make in India' initiative, where India has turned out to be one of the most favored manufacturing hubs. He mentioned that India's smart phone exports have increased from zero to 90,000 crores, and centers of excellence are being set up for the manufacture of electronics, pharma, textiles, and solar manufacturing. He also noted that India has made considerable progress in sectors such as defense, space, hydrogen energy, and fintech.

Anant Singhania, President, IMC, in his welcome address, said that India is now the 5th largest nation by GDP, up from 10th place since 2014. He highlighted the government's initiatives to link ordinary Indians to their electronic identity through a set of digital services, which has caused the cost of technology to drop. This and the conducive ecosystem created by the Government of India have transformed the startup scene in India, making India the world's third-largest startup hub, he observed. He also noted how India has gone from creating 1 Unicorn/year to 42 Unicorns in 2021 and in a span of 10 years emerged as the number 1 mobile data consuming nation.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal also extended an invitation to those present to join him in listening to the 100th episode of Mann Ki baat on April 30.

Dettol Banega Swasth India launches ‘Folk Music for a Swasth India’ in Tamil to promote hygiene and health in an engaging way

Dettol partners with Hindu Tamil Thisai to launch Tamil music album on Hygiene Practices

Chennai, April 29, 2023: Dettol Banega Swasth India (DBSI) launched hygiene focused Tamil music album- Folk Music for a Swasth India’ in collaboration with Hindu Tamil Thisai and Gramalaya in Chennai. Composed by James Vasanthan, the album has 5 songs and will be available to Spotify users across the globe starting today.

The music album was launched by Thiru. Ma. Subramanian, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Sh. Ravi Bhatnagar, Director, External Affairs and Partnerships, Reckitt- South Asia, Shankar V Subramaniam, Chief Operating Officer, Hindu Tamil Thisai, James Vasanthan, Music Composer, Hygiene Music Album, Padma Shri Sai Damodaran, Founder & CEO Gramalaya in the presence of students, teachers, doctors, and parents.

With an aim to encourage a healthy self-care hygiene routine among children, the Tamil Hygiene Music Album has been created emphasizing the best hygiene habits through folk music of Tamil Nadu. The song, ‘Let’s make Tamil Nadu healthy’ is sung by Asal Kolar, ‘Hygiene at School’ is sung by Velmurugan, ‘Hygiene at neighbourhood’ is sung by Antony Dasan, ‘Significance of Handwashing’ is sung by Isaivani and ‘Hygiene at Home’ is sung by Krishaang. Each song is composed to tunes that everyone can hum along to and the lyrics are meaningful. The composition is such that these songs will appeal to audiences across all age groups, including Gen Z and millennials. The songs focus on the key highlights from the Dettol School Hygiene Curriculum which are culturally adaptive.

Commenting on the launch, Thiru. Ma. Subramanian Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Tamil Nadu said, “Hindu Tamil Thisai and Dettol Banega Swasth India joined hands and produced an online series - ‘Sutham Sugatharam’ last year. The program sensitised thousands of students, teachers, and parents across Tamil Nadu on the importance of sustained hygiene behaviour for healthy living. In the prevailing situation, there is a need to stress the importance of hygiene behaviour to the people of Tamil Nadu. I sincerely believe that these songs in the hygiene music album will invoke and educate the masses on the significance of hygiene behaviour. My best wishes to everyone who have been a part of this initiative.”

Gaurav Jain, Senior Vice President, Reckitt South Asia said “Art and Music are powerful tools that can bring about massive societal change and move people to adapt good practices. We are looking at music as a medium to connect with audiences and effectively deliver social messages on health and hygiene. With the Tamil Hygiene Music Album, we are taking hygiene habits through folk music to the children of Tamil Nadu. In our endeavor to create a healthy country by bringing focus on self-care hygiene practices, this initiative is another step from Reckitt towards the mission of ‘Leave No One Behind’.”

Ravi Bhatnagar, Director- External Affairs and Partnerships, Reckitt- South Asia, said, “Music is one of the mediums that has the power to connect with audiences and deliver social messages effectively. With the growing popularity of folk music and the rich culture of Tamil Nadu, we believe this Tamil Hygiene Music Album is a great step towards our vision of bringing behavioral changes across the state. With Dettol Banega Swasth India, we are constantly on the lookout for unique opportunities and partnerships which can deliver impactful changes at the grassroot level to create a ‘Swasth India”

Dettol Banega Swasth India’s deep-rooted commitment to drive behaviour change by inculcating the right hygiene practices makes for an important narrative that has been brought through with this album. ‘Folk Music for a Swasth India’ produced by Dettol and composed by James Vasanthan, will reach listeners on Spotify globally, educating the younger generation on best health and hygiene practices rooted in art and heritage. Its uniquely curated songs focus on five key themes: Making Tamil Nadu Healthy, Significance of Handwashing, Hygiene at Home, Hygiene at School, Hygiene in Neighborhood. The lyrics of every song have been composed to emphasize significant messages from the Dettol School Hygiene Curriculum. It is thoughtfully organized with the intention to create hygiene nudges through folk music and build a deeper connection between health & hygiene in a fun way.

Padma Shri Sai Damodaran Founder & CEO Gramalaya said, “The Hygiene songs play an important role in educating the children and students studying in schools to learn good hygiene behaviours and motivate children to observe better hygiene practices. Children act as ambassadors of change to transform the hygiene messages to others through child-to-child approach. This will ensure long lasting behavioural changes among the communities in ensuring better health and environment. Dettol Banega Swasth India program inculcates good hygiene practices among the school students through its School Hygiene Education program in Tamil Nadu and South India.”

Shankar V Subramaniam Chief Operating Officer Hindu Tamil Thisai said, “Objective of Dettol Banega Swasth India is to build a healthy future generation of India with good hygiene habits. Towards that, several activities are being executed by DBSI to create awareness amongst children on the need to practice hygiene habits in their daily life, for it to become a way of healthy living. Hindu Tamil Thisai is happy to be associated with DBSI in this endeavor. This hygiene music album will definitely help in driving this message deeper among children and adults.”

James Vasanthan, Music Composer, Hygiene Music Album said, “India, which is a fast-developing nation, needs to pull up its socks on various fronts. Hygiene is, of course, one. Dettol Banega Swasth India, with its record of creating hygiene awareness among the masses up north, has now come down to the south with its effective media campaigns. The one releasing now in Tamil is a big leap that will take this land to the next level, where it already excels in primary health and hygiene.”

In March 2022, Dettol Banega Swasth India (DBSI) launched India’s first hygiene-focused music album- ‘Folk Music for a Swasth India’ in collaboration with renowned folk music band, Rais Khan Project. With this initiative, Dettol X Rais Khan Project, encouraged people to inculcate the best health and hygiene practices through folk art with a mission to create a ‘Swasth India’.

Link to the first album on Spotify -

Dettol’s flagship Banega Swasth India program has been instrumental in creating awareness around hygiene and sanitation while empowering citizens with better health outcomes across the country. The campaign with its dedicated work in school education and nutrition interventions has improved the lives of more than 20 million school kids in India till date, continuing to drive behaviour change leading to a healthier India.

Link to the Tamil album on Spotify –

Spanning an incredible 2 lakh plus sq. ft. seven floors, the newly launched Colosseum, a design experience centre in Hyderabad becomes the largest curated design destination in the country.

Hyderabad, 29th April 2023The wait is finally over. India’s largest design destination, The Colosseum, has opened its doors today in Hyderabad. The grand opening was witnessed by 400+ renowned interior designers, architects, HNIs and media houses all under the same roof to celebrate a never-before-seen launch.

Talking about the launch, Neeraj Harkut, one of the Co-Founders of The Colosseum said, “This is an extremely proud moment for all of us. A design centre of this scale will put Hyderabad on the global map and bring in designers and homeowners not only from India but Internationally as well.” Tejas Timbadia, one of the other co-founders, added, “Our objective is to bring the best of product design and luxury home décor under one roof and make sure that the buyer need not go anywhere else for their home needs. Moreover, we wanted to create an international buying experience and hence each floor is designed differently. Walking through The Colosseum is almost like living through a story that unfolds each step at a time.”

Designed by Kunal & Khushboo Khandelwal of Studio Design Inc, the curated centre offers an interesting mix of furniture, lighting, kitchens, wardrobes, home décor, soft furnishings, and curated collections from India as well as around the world. The selection includes an array of 120+ furniture brands, 80+ lighting brands, 200+ home décor accessory brands and 100+ soft furnishing brands. Each floor showcases a distinct category and while they are unique in their designs, there is an inter-woven story across the floors that ties the whole experience centre together.

Apart from a varied range of global brands, The Colosseum also has in-house brands like Stitch Story, Palette, Colour Theory, Pentagon, Art Home, D&W solutions, Cube and Nature Art. These brands showcase a bespoke range of furnishings, furniture, textures, wallpapers and more.

The Colosseum and its curation are inspired from multiple stand points but at the bottom of it, luxury design is its common denominator. To take the design conversation a notch higher both in India and around the world, The Colosseum is also set to showcase a curated collection of products that are one-of-a-kind collectible pieces. Some of the renowned brands and designers under this collaboration include names like Scarlet Splendour, Wriver, Klove, Pods of Desire, Ravi Vazirani Design Studio, Design Ni Dukaan, Escape by Kreatonomy and others.

केंद्रीय मंत्री पीयूष गोयल यांनी 'इंडिया कॉलिंग कॉन्फरन्स 2023' मध्ये जागतिक पुरवठा साखळीतील छोट्या देशांचे महत्त्व अधोरेखित केले

भारताने 2047 पर्यंत 47 लाख कोटी अर्थव्यवस्थेचे लक्ष्य ठेवले पाहिजे: पीयूष गोयल

मुंबई, 29 एप्रिल 2023 

आयएमसी अर्थात भारतीय मर्चंट्स चेंबर यांच्यातर्फे आयोजित 'इंडिया कॉलिंग कॉन्फरन्स 2023' मध्ये केंद्रीय वाणिज्य व उद्योग मंत्री पीयूष गोयल, यांनी उदघाटनपर भाषण केले. आपल्या भाषणात त्यांनी जागतिक स्तरावर मोठ्या कंपन्यांच्या पुरवठा साखळीत झेक प्रजासत्ताक व पोलंड सारख्या छोट्या देशातील कंपन्यांनी दिलेल्या योगदानाचा आवर्जून उल्लेख केला.

भारताने 2047 पर्यंत 47 लाख कोटी (ट्रिलियन डॉलर) अर्थव्यवस्थेचे लक्ष्य ठेवले पाहिजे, असे आवाहन गोयल यांनी केले. भारताने आपली अर्थव्यवस्था अधिक औपचारिक करण्याचा प्रयत्न केला असून त्यात मोठे यश मिळवले आहे. यश प्राप्त करण्यासाठी संघभावना, स्पर्धात्मकता तसेच सकारात्मकता या गोष्टी आवश्यक आहेत; अशा प्रकारचे चैतन्य मुंबईमध्ये पाहायला मिळते, जी देशाची केवळ आर्थिक राजधानी नव्हे तर भारताची मनोरंजक राजधानी देखील आहे, असेही ते म्हणाले.

जगातील  प्रत्येक भौगोलिक प्रांताला भारताकडून मोठ्या आशा-अपेक्षा आहेत व ते कधीकधी त्रासदायक वाटत असले तरी त्यातून जगाला भारताच्या भविष्याबद्दल असलेला विश्वास प्रतीत होतो, असे ते म्हणाले. "संपूर्ण जगाची एक अर्थव्यवस्था ही भावना भारत प्रतिबिंबित करतो, वाणिज्य उद्योग संघ भारताच्या हिताचे संरक्षण करण्याच्या दृष्टीने संपूर्ण लक्ष केंद्रित करून मुक्त व्यापार कराराच्या वाटाघाटींना प्राधान्य देत असला तरी संपूर्ण जगाची भरभराट झाली तरच खरी समृद्धी येईल, अशी भारताची धारणा आहे, असे त्यांनी सांगितले.

भारताने 'लसीकरण मैत्री' अभियानाअंतर्गत जगातील गरीब राष्ट्रांना 278 दशलक्ष इतक्या कोविड प्रतिबंधक लसींचे वितरण केले, कारण जग सुरक्षित असेल तर आपण सुरक्षित असल्याची भारताची विचारसरणी आहे, असे गोयल म्हणाले.

पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांनी दिलेली 'पंचप्राण' ही संकल्पना सत्यात येण्यासाठी संपूर्ण राष्ट्राची वचनबद्धता आवश्यक आहे. भारताच्या स्त्रीशक्ती शिवाय व भ्रष्ट्राचारमुक्ती शिवाय एक विकसित राष्ट्र म्हणून भारताची ओळख होऊ शकत नाही, असे त्यांनी सांगितले. सामाजिक उत्तरदायित्वासाठी उद्योगजगत देत असलेल्या योगदानाबद्दल कौतुक करून आपण सर्व भारताच्या उज्ज्वल भविष्यासाठी दृढ निश्चय करूया, असे आवाहन त्यांनी केले.

भारत हा उत्पादन क्षेत्रातील जगातील सर्वाधिक पसंतीचे केंद्र म्हणून उदयाला आला आहे, असे सांगून भारतीय मर्चंट्स चेंबरच्या आंतरराष्ट्रीय व्यापार समितीचे अध्यक्ष दिनेश जोशी यांनी 'मेक इन इंडिया' उपक्रमाची यशोगाथा या संमेलनात सांगितली. भारताची स्मार्ट फोनची निर्यात शून्यावरून ९० हजार कोटींपर्यंत वाढल्याचे त्यांनी नमूद केले. त्याचप्रमाणे इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स, फार्मा, कापड व सौर उत्पादनांच्या निर्मितीसाठी उत्कृष्टता केंद्रे स्थापन केली जात आहेत, असे ते म्हणाले. भारताने संरक्षण, अंतराळ, जलविद्युत तसेच फिनटेक या क्षेत्रात देखील लक्षणीय प्रगती केल्याचे जोशी यांनी सांगितले.

जीडीपी अर्थात सकल देशांतर्गत उत्पादनानुसार, भारताने 2014 मधील दहाव्या स्थानावरून आता पाचव्या क्रमांकावर झेप घेतली आहे, असे 'आयएमसी'चे अध्यक्ष, अनंत सिंघानिया, यांनी आपल्या स्वागतपर भाषणात सांगितले. सामान्य भारतीय माणसांना त्यांची इलेक्ट्रॉनिक स्वरूपातील ओळख मिळवून देण्यासाठी विविध डिजिटल सेवांच्या माध्यमातून केंद्र सरकारने अनेक उपाययोजना केल्याचे व त्यामुळे तंत्रज्ञानाची किंमत कमी झाल्याचे सिंघानिया यांनी सांगितले. भारत सरकारने तयार केलेल्या या व अशा इतर अनुकूल परिसंस्थेमुळे भारतातील स्टार्टअपचे दृष्य बदलले असून भारत आता जगातील स्टार्टअपचे तिसरे मोठे केंद्र बनला आहे, असे ते म्हणाले. भारताने प्रतिवर्ष 1 युनिकॉर्न पासून सुरुवात करून 2021मध्ये 42 युनिकॉर्नपर्यंतचा टप्पा कसा गाठला व दहा वर्षांच्या कालावधीत मोबाईल डेटा वापरणारा पहिल्या क्रमांकाचा देश म्हणून भारत उदयास आला आहे, हे देखील त्यांनी नमूद केले.

केंद्रीय मंत्री पीयूष गोयल यांनी 30 एप्रिल रोजी 'मन की बातचा' 100 वा भाग ऐकण्यासाठी उपस्थितांना त्यांच्यासोबत सामील होण्याचे आमंत्रण देखील दिले.

Funfirst Global Skillers and Tata Institute of Social Sciences host B.Voc. alumni meet in Noida

Mumbai 29April, 2023: Funfirst Global Skillers Private Limited, in partnership with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, held a successful alumni meet on April 23rd in Noida. The event was attended by over 180 participants, including ex-students of the B.Voc. programme, corporates, and academia.

The B.Voc. Course is a unique programme that has been refined over the years to build a career for students from economically weaker sections of the country. Students from rural areas of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, MP & other states are supported to take accommodation in Noida and have 2 hours of session each day apart from On-the-Job-training at a related Industry Partner for practical knowledge. The programme is supported by Funfirst's partnerships with Lava International, Salcomp, Panasonic, and Intex.

Prof Madhushree Shekhar, Dean, School of Vocational Education at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) said, "I am incredibly proud of the success of our B.Voc. alumni and their dedication to building their careers. Through our partnership with Funfirst Global Skillers and Knowledge Providers like Lava International, Salcomp, Panasonic, and Intex, we are able to provide unique opportunities to our students in B.Voc in Electronic Manufacturing Services, who come from economically weaker sections of the country. They are able to achieve their full potential through this programme.”

Apart from Madhushree Ma’am, Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal, Chief Manufacturing Officer at Lava International was the guest of honour. Other notable dignitaries were Mr. Shadan Ahmad, Senior Vertical Manager, TISS SVE, Dr. Pawan Kumar Chauhan (NIOS), Mr. Gaurav Sharma (Telecom Sector Skill Council), Col. Amit Mathur (BriskOlive), Mr. Parminder (Salcomp Manufacturing), Mr. Amardeep Yadav (Jubilant Foods), Mr. Sanjay Gupta (CFO, Mother Dairy) and the host Mr. Amit Gupta (Funfirst Global).

A total of 706 students have completed their three-year graduation programme (B.Voc. in Electronic Manufacturing Services) from the Noida center till now. The students are given a monthly stipend which helps them sustain and even support their families. All the students are placed in varied industries, with 3% of them even starting their own businesses. The average placement salary of the batch which completed their B.Voc. in Dec’22 was Rs. 18,716/- pm. 33% of the alumni are already at a salary of more than Rs.25000/- pm, which is a lifestyle change, considering that all the students come from BPL families. The alumni are placed in more than 68 organizations, prominent amongst them, being Vivo, Oppo, Dixon, Flipkart (F1), Micromax, Lava, Bharti, DHL, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Magic Bricks, Jubilant Foods, etc

The ex-students had a great time meeting old friends and faculty apart from some informative sessions by the industry. Team Funfirst along with TISS is working on creating a cohesive Alumni for this programme which can support the alumni in lateral opportunities, upskilling, international placements, and entrepreneurship.

Funfirst Global Skillers Private Limited is proud to have contributed to the success of so many students from economically weaker sections of the country. The B.Voc. Course is an excellent opportunity for those looking to build a career in the manufacturing industry, and we hope to continue providing this opportunity for many more students in the future.

About TISS - School of Vocational Education (SVE):

School of Vocational Education (SVE) –December 2011.

The School of Vocational Education (SVE) was set up to impart skill education to millions of Indian youth through appropriately designed vocational education programs. The focus is on developing job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad knowledge-based education. The approach adopted is called the Internship Embedded Skill Training Programme during which many students may also earn a modest stipend in select skill knowledge sectors.  The aim of this ‘Work while you learn’ model is to enable the students to learn the skill by engaging in an internship on the real shop floor of the industry/company along with session in the classroom.