Friday 30 June 2023



·         The company announces the completion of its first phase of capacity expansion of its radial tyre manufacturing facility with an investment of Rs. 312 crore

·         This expansion will result in a 31% increase in the plant's annual output capacity, from 39 lakh to 51 lakh units

·         The second phase of expansion is expected to be completed by April 2024 with an additional investment of Rs. 617 crore, further increasing the production capacity by 31%

Banmore/Gwalior, June 29, 2023Indian tyre industry major and market leader in the radial tyre segment, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., has announced the completion of the first phase of capacity expansion of their manufacturing facility located in Banmore, Madhya Pradesh. This was inaugurated by Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in presence of Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon'ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, and Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Hon'ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel.

With an investment of about Rs 1000 crore, the company has planned a two-phased expansion at its existing Banmore facility to cater to the increasing demand for passenger car radial (PCR) tyres. The phase one expansion, involved an investment of Rs 312 crore. The expansion will increase the annual production capacity of the plant by 31%, from 39 lakh to 51 lakh units per annum.

JK Tyre is now in the second phase of expansion, with an additional investment of Rs 617 crore that will increase the capacity by an additional 31% by April 2024.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., said, "The expansion of this manufacturing facility reflects our unwavering dedication to innovation, sustainability, and our substantial contribution to the growth story of Madhya Pradesh. As India enters ‘Amrit Kaal,’ - the 25-year journey towards country’s centenary as a modern, developed democracy, we at JK Tyre believe this development to be a strategic move. This is vital as Indian economy engages with the global economy to foster regional prosperity. Our production and manufacturing capabilities are constantly evolving along with our product in order to meet the demands of our customers, both domestically and internationally."

"We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the local administration for their unwavering support. We remain steadfast in our mission to be a trusted mobility partner for the entire nation,” he further added.

Over the years, the 211-acre facility has emerged as a significant landmark, spearheading industrialization in the region and creating direct and indirect employment opportunities for nearly 15,000 individuals in the state. This expansion will generate additional employment for over 7,000 people in the region, resulting in increased regional economic growth.

JK Tyre plant at Banmore has contributed significantly in the field of health, adult literacy, livelihood enhancement, rural development, promotion of local sports which has benefitted the lives of communities in the vicinity. 

The company is highly committed to its strong sustainability goals, making it a green manufacturer. It has adopted a "Cradle-to-grave" strategy to handle environmental challenges with the aim to "Be a Green & Trusted Mobility Partner." To decrease its environmental impact, the company gives sustainability top priority in its R&D efforts. JK Tyre has set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.

The JK Tyre plant in Banmore has been an integral part of the company's incredible journey since it commenced in 1991 and has developed into an advanced manufacturing facility. This state-of-the-art facility serves customers both domestically and internationally, manufacturing top-notch high-tech products such as eco-friendly tyres, smart tyres, and puncture guard tyres. These innovative offerings not only promote safe driving practises but also contribute to environmental sustainability.

About JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

The flagship company of JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is amongst the top 22 manufacturers in the world with 12 globally benchmarked ‘sustainable’ manufacturing facilities - 9 in India and 3 in Mexico – that collectively produce around 32 million tyres annually. Pioneers of radial technology, the Company produced the first radial tyre in 1977 and is currently the market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment. The Company provides end-to-end solutions across segments.

JK Tyre’s unwavering commitment towards innovation is reflected through its state-of-the-art global research and technology centre the “Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence” in Mysore, which houses some of the world’s finest technologies and techniques.

JK Tyre secures ‘Best in Class’ rating in ESG performance - CareEdge has undertaken ESG rating of the Company. In recognition of its superior environment, social and governance practices, JK Tyre has been rated as the best among peers, in the sub-industry category of tyre.

JK Tyre recently was awarded the most coveted Safety award in the world -the Sword of Honour for Safety across its plants by the British Safety Council, UK. JK Tyre also received award to be among the India’s top 30 Most Sustainable companies, organized by Business World. For more information, visit

Chai Sutta Bar Expands its Reach in Andhra Pradesh with the Grand Opening of its First Outlet in Visakhapatnam

The inauguration ceremony was graced by esteemed personalities, including GUDIVADA AMARNATH, Minister for Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce, IT, Handlooms & Textiles Government of Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, 30th June 2023 - Chai Sutta Bar (CSB), the largest tea chain globally renowned for its unique concept and authentic tea experiences, is excited to announce the grand opening of its first outlet in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The inauguration ceremony will be graced by esteemed personalities, including GUDIVADA AMARNATH, Minister for Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce, IT, Handlooms & Textiles Government of Andhra Pradesh, CM TRIVIKRAM VARMA Police commissioner, Visakhapatnam, and Anubhav Dubey, among others.

The outlet is located at Tu 142 Aircraft Museum Rk Beach, Opposite: Submarine Vizag, and promises to bring the signature CSB experience to tea enthusiasts in Vishakhapatnam. The outlet will offer an extensive range of distinct tea flavors, including the beloved kulhad tea, providing customers with a delightful and refreshing experience.

Chief guests AKRAMANI VIJAYA NIRMALA, Chairperson of Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development, and Smt. G HARI VENKATA KUMARI, Mayor of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), has also graced the occasion, further adding to the event's significance.

"We are proud to inaugurate our maiden outlet in Vishakhapatnam, marking our expansion in Andhra Pradesh. This is an important milestone for Chai Sutta Bar, as we bring our unique tea experience to the vibrant city. With the support of esteemed guests and the overwhelming response from the crowd in this region, we are confident in delivering an exceptional tea experience. Our focus remains on creating a welcoming atmosphere where customers can indulge in our delightful teas and savor the rich flavors we have to offer." said Anubhav Dubey, Co-Founder and CEO of Chai Sutta Bar.

Chai Sutta Bar is committed to delivering exceptional tea experiences, and the expansion into Vishakhapatnam is a testament to the increasing demand for CSB's offerings in the region. With a focus on quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, CSB aims to create a warm and inviting environment where tea lovers can connect, unwind, and indulge in delightful tea flavors.

"Chai Sutta Bar has become a household name in a minimal span of time. The brand's idea of serving tea in Kulhad cups and promoting Indian values and culture is just amazing and I believe this is a good opportunity to bring the renowned brand's unique concept of tea flavors and authentic chai to the tea enthusiasts of this city. With Chai Sutta Bar's commitment to quality and innovation, I am confident that our outlet will become a go-to destination for tea lovers, providing them with a delightful and refreshing experience."says the franchise owner of the outlet. 

Since its inception, CSB has revolutionized the tea industry with its unique concept of serving tea in traditional clay cups known as kulhad. This innovative approach not only enhances the tea-drinking experience but also contributes to the livelihoods of over 500 potter families, providing them with sustainable employment opportunities. CSB's dedication to quality and innovation has made it a pioneer in the tea industry.

Jio Studios’ next Bhojpuri film Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo starring superstar Pradeep Pandey Chintu is all set to stream on Jio Cinema

Mumbai, 30th June: Jio Studios continues its streak of presenting entertaining family Bhojpuri films to the audience. The studio’s next film Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo starring Pradeep Pandey Chintu and Harshika Poonacha is all set to stream on Jio Cinema from 1st July for free. Presented by Jio Studios, produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Abhay Sinha and Tinu Verma the romantic-comedy is directed by Premanshu Singh.

Talking about the film Chintu says, “Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo is very close to my heart. When I heard the story I was quite sure that the audience will like it because of its unique concept. The viewers can watch the film at their convenience anytime anywhere only on Jio Cinema.”

The film tells the story of Satya (Pradeep), is famous for telling lies and making false promises to everyone in his entire village. The Mukhiya (head) of the village warns Satya to stop lying or he will get kicked out of the village. Satya’s friends tell him to woo Mukhiya’s niece “Lovely” and make her fall in love with him. Satya plans accordingly and subsequently Lovely falls for him. But now Satya does not want to marry Lovely! Why is Satya lying again? What will be the consequence of this? Will he be forced to leave the village now?

Sajan Re Jhooth Mat Bolo is all set to stream for free from 1st July on Jio Cinema.

New ‘Smart Store’ paves the way for zero emissions supermarkets

New “Smart Store” will work as Danfoss’ test center for energy efficiency technology.  ‘The Smart Store’ is expected to be approximately 50% more energy efficient compared to a typical supermarket with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system.

New flagship “Smart Store” supermarket in Nordborg, Denmark:

  • Runs off sustainable energy sources.
  • Reuses the excess heat created by cooling cases, reducing supermarket heating costs by up to 90%.
  • Not only operates as a functioning supermarket but is also a development center for testing new technology

As the world’s population continues its course to reach 10 billion people by 2050, investments in sustainable food retail and storage are urgently needed to ensure we are able to feed the growing number of people on the planet. The pressure is growing, both on energy demand and costs, and on the need to cut down on food loss. If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter behind the US and China, contributing to up to 10% of the world’s greenhouse gases.

To address these problems directly, Danfoss is today announcing the opening of a new, flagship supermarket which is expected to be approximately 50% more energy efficient compared to a typical supermarket with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system and no energy efficiency solutions. It is also expected to be approximately 20-30% more efficient than an equivalent local store already fitted with multiple energy efficiency solutions. 

Climate-friendly, super-efficient and loaded with automation solutions, the new ‘Smart Store’ is providing inspiration for food retailers in a world of rising energy costs, emissions, and worsening food losses.

Commenting on the launch, Ravichandran Purushothaman, President Danfoss India Region said, “Danfoss has reimagined the energy-efficient superstore of the future. Danfoss' cutting-edge technology of cooling and heating solutions are integrated into one retail site. Indian superstore chains are concerned about rising energy costs. The Danish energy efficient superstore model is relevant to us in India as well, since it helps optimize energy costs, improve profit margins, create a healthier environment and eventually make our planet greener.”

While supermarkets and retail food stores are an integral part of communities around the world, they are also big energy consumers. The average profit margin for a large food retailer is just 1.7%, which puts every operating cost under scrutiny. Energy is an area where significant savings can be achieved with relatively low investment and good payback times. In fact, the US EPA estimates that one US dollar (EUR 0.90) in energy savings is equivalent to increasing sales by US$59 (EUR 54).

Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Climate Solutions, said: “We have developed this new Smart Store supermarket with partners and customers to demonstrate that it is possible to build a climate friendly and super-efficient facility, using world-class heating and cooling technology. Our new ‘Smart Store’ proves that the future is now. This supermarket is purpose-built for the world ahead of us; a world of more urbanization, larger populations, greater energy demands, a growing need for cooling, and efficient food storage.”

The range of new solutions in the ‘Smart Store’ demonstrate the significant savings that can be achieved in supermarkets, with a typical payback time of under 3 years. By using world-class heating and cooling technology, the new supermarket will waste less energy and less food and will show the journey to a zero emissions supermarket.

The Smart Store supermarket demonstrates that it’s not only possible to design and build an energy-efficient supermarket with solutions available today, but it also makes good business sense. 

Solar power is the supermarket’s primary energy source with 100 kW solar panels on the building’s roof providing green energy to support the supermarket operations.

Heat capture and reuse is also key to the energy efficiency of the supermarket with up to 90% reduction in supermarket heating costs expected. Excess heat is the world’s largest untapped source of energy. The ‘Smart Store’ is fitted with state-of-the-art heat recovery units, designed to recover the waste heat from all the refrigeration systems. The recovered heat is reused to heat up the store and produce domestic hot water, with any additional heat shared with residents of the surrounding town through a district energy network.

Institute for Competitiveness and Primus Partners launch their Dialogue Series on Digital India Act

New Delhi, 30th June 2023 - The Information Technology Act of 2000 has long served as India's foundational legislation for regulating the Internet. However, as the digital landscape has evolved over the past two decades, India recognizes the need to adapt its laws to meet the challenges posed by the changing technological landscape. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) models and the increasing penetration of the Internet, India is taking proactive steps to ensure a comprehensive framework that addresses the complexities of the digital ecosystem.

India is currently home to over 700 million active Internet users. The country has experienced a remarkable surge in digital payments, witnessing a 13% growth in 2022 alone, with 338 million individuals utilizing digital payment methods. Furthermore, online shopping has seen a substantial 51% increase, highlighting the significant role of e-commerce in India's economy.

Recognizing the global trend of reevaluating Internet laws, India is actively participating in this process. Countries around the world, including the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Australia, have introduced separate legislations to regulate and address the challenges associated with the Internet.

In response to these developments, the Institute for Competitiveness and Primus Partners are jointly organizing a series of roundtable discussions to explore the intricacies of the proposed Digital India Bill. The inaugural session took place on 28th June, providing a platform for insightful deliberations. The roundtable saw participation from a diverse range of stakeholders, including Members of Parliament, state government officials, legal experts, academic think-tanks, and industry representatives.

Dr. Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India, and Mr. Adarsh Sharma, Managing Director, Primus Partners, moderated the inaugural session. Their expertise and insights fostered meaningful discussions to chart the way forward for India's digital ecosystem.

The Digital India Bill is poised to address the emerging challenges in the digital, technological, and cybersecurity domains. With its potential to exert a profound impact on all stakeholders involved, the DIA will play a pivotal role in shaping India's digital future.

The upcoming roundtable discussions will delve into the details and nuances of the proposed legislation, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of its implications. These engagements will provide a platform for robust discourse and contribute to the formulation of a progressive and inclusive digital governance framework for India.

About Institute for Competitiveness:

Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international initiative centered in India, dedicated to enlarging and purposeful disseminating of the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, as pioneered over the last 35 years by Professor Michael Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India conducts & supports indigenous research; offers academic & executive courses; provides advisory services to the Corporate & the Governments and organises events. The institute studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions & cities and thus generate guidelines for businesses and those in governance; and suggests & provides solutions for socio-economic problems.

Beauty Icon Sara Ali Khan Spotted Glowing with Evocus Black Alkaline Water


For Sara Ali Khan, who follows a strict diet and maintains a health-conscious lifestyle, Evocus Black Alkaline Water aligns perfectly with her goals. She has been spotted carrying the stylish black bottle during her Pilates class and while shooting for a brand in Andheri. Hydration is evidently important to her, and she believes that this beverage supports her fitness goals.

Packed with over 70 natural minerals and infused with powerful fulvic acid, Evocus Black Alkaline Water boasts a pH level of 8+—the perfect recipe for optimal hydration, detoxification, and rejuvenation. Sara  joins a list of celebrity devotees, including Tara Sutaria, Kajal Aggarwal,Malaika Arora ETC, who have embraced the numerous benefits of this unique drink. 

For Sara Ali Khan, who follows a strict diet and maintains a health-conscious lifestyle, Evocus Black Alkaline Water aligns perfectly with her goals. She has been spotted carrying the stylish black bottle during her Pilates class and while shooting for a brand in Andheri. Hydration is evidently important to her, and she believes that this beverage supports her fitness goals.

Available in India, USA, Canada, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Nepal, and New Zealand, Evocus Black Alkaline Water caters to health enthusiasts worldwide. Even international cricket stars like David Warner and David Miller have hopped on the Evocus bandwagon, attesting to its incredible advantages.

To satisfy the growing demand, Evocus Black Alkaline Water can now be conveniently delivered within 10-15 minutes through Swiggy, Instagram, Blinkit, and Zepto. Stay hydrated and trendy with Evocus!

“Damaged was her first web series with Hungama and Mauka Ya Dhokha is mine; it’s a set of parallel events,” says Himanshu Malhotra about his wife Amruta!

The immensely talented actor Himanshu Malhotra is ruling the hearts of viewers with his latest suspense thriller ‘Mauka Ya Dhokha’ streaming now on the Hungama app. A series that is based on the life story of a common man Amit Sehgal (played by Himanshu), who is trapped on the road to hell is turning out to be one of the most loved and critically appreciated shows. It is for the first time that Himanshu is featured in such an enthralling role on Hungama, whereas his wife Amruta did ‘Damaged’ in the year 2018 as her debut on the OTT platform. In a candid conversation the supremely brilliant actor shares more about his character, the reaction of his wife to the intimate scenes, with a heartfelt message to his fans.

Talking about his wife Amruta, Himanshu said, “I don’t know what this is but It’s like parallel events happening but taking place sometime later. She was the one who did “Damaged” web series for Hungama as the platform’s first original series, and I am doing ‘Mauka Ya Dhokha’ and this is my first stint with them.”

Speaking about Amruta’s reaction to the bold scenes in the show he adds, “She just said, ‘You are looking good, Himmi’, I think this is because we have been in the industry for almost 19 years, and so the way we treat other scenes is how this has been treated. I keep saying, as long as there is no malice in your heart and soul it’s absolutely okay, once the intent goes haywire, that’s where things go wrong.”

Watch the murder mystery unfold in Mauka Ya Dhokha now, streaming on the Hungama app

This weekend plan an indoor relaxation retreat with a binge of the most popular franchise films on &flix

Mumbai, 30th June 2023: Unleash your love for Hollywood films with &flix's captivating franchise weekend. Experience a mix of action and comedy in a delightful two-Day binge retreat. If you're seeking a relaxing weekend time, look no further than our two-day binge extravaganza that promises to keep you thoroughly entertained. Get ready to indulge in the magic of cinema with &flix!

On 1st July, the day starts at 9:00 AM with Spiderman Homecoming. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.  "Spider-Man: Homecoming" gives a fresh and fun twist to the beloved superhero, combining exciting action with relatable moments of growing up. Tom Holland's performance as Peter Parker is delightful and will leave you excited for what comes next in the series. Next comes Spiderman movies, Spiderman Far From HomeAmazing Spiderman, and Amazing Spiderman 2. Spider-Man movies have weaved an enduring legacy in the superhero genre, capturing the hearts of audiences with their exhilarating action, relatable characters, and timeless storytelling. Lastly, Venom at 7:30 PM delivers a wild and wickedly entertaining ride, fueled by Tom Hardy's magnetic performance and the symbiotic blend of humour and action.

Sunday is going to be a fun day with Resident Evil sequels as &flix brings a back-to-back binge of the film. The day starts at 11:30 AM with Resident Evil, and continued with Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The sequels escalate the action, suspense, and zombie encounters, taking players on increasingly intense and thrilling journeys through apocalyptic landscapes.

This weekend, &flix takes you on an unforgettable journey into the world of blockbuster hits with the biggest film franchises

Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai introduces South Asia’s First and most advanced CyberKnife® S7™ FIM Robotic Radio Surgery System

Future of Cancer Care: The cutting-edge technology that is poised to redefine cancer care in South Asia.

  • High-end robotics, advanced imaging and sophisticated software to deliver extremely precise, accurate radiation, anywhere in the body with sub-millimetre accuracy
  • Unparalleled approach to treating inoperable tumors, enabling early recovery of patients as well as drastically improving their quality of lives.

Chennai, 30th June, 2023: Ushering in another new era in healthcare, Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai has introduced South Asia’s first CyberKnife, CyberKnife® S7™ FIM Robotic Radio Surgery System, offering revolutionary treatment modality of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. The CyberKnife® S7™ FIM Robotic Radio Surgery System was unveiled today at Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai by Thiru Thangam Thennarasu, Hon'ble Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management, in the presence of Dr Preetha Reddy – Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Mr. Harshad Reddy, Director – Operations, Group Oncology and International, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited and the Clinical team.

The CyberKnife® S7™ FIM System is a non-invasive treatment for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other conditions where radiation therapy is indicated. It is used to treat conditions throughout the body including brain, lung, spine, prostate and abdominal cancers, and may be an alternative to surgery for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. Often, even patients previously treated with radiation, who have metastatic lesions or with recurrent cancers can receive CyberKnife treatment. 


Dr Mahadev Potharaju, Senior Consultant – Radiation Oncology elaborated “CyberKnife® S7™ FIM treatments are typically performed in 1 to 5 sessions. The treatment duration typically ranges from 30 to 90 minutes, during which 100 to 200 radiation beams are administered from various angles. Each beam lasts for approximately 10 to 15 seconds. Treatment sessions are non- invasive outpatient procedures, and no anaesthesia or incisions are required, enabling most patients to continue with daily activities over the course of treatment.”


Dr Shankar Vangipuram, Senior Consultant – Radiation Oncology stated “The CyberKnife® S7™ FIM System redefines the future of radiation therapy, combining speed, precision and Synchrony® AI-driven, real-time target tracking with dynamic delivery to deliver precise hypo fractionated SRS/SBRT treatments for a wider range of indications which include benign brain tumors, brain metastases, select medically refractory functional indications: trigeminal neuralgias, cluster headaches, tremors, lesional epilepsy & select extra cranial inoperable (due to medical or technical reasons) cancers of lung,  pancreas, liver, prostate, recurrent Head and neck cancers.”


Dr Preetha Reddy - Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, quoted With the support of the state-of-the-art CyberKnife® S7™ FIM Robotic Radio Surgery Systemwe at Apollo Cancer Centres are taking a significant leap forward in a mission to provide even more precise, personalized, and effective cancer treatments for our cherished patients, who honour us with their trust. Over the past thirty years, we have been at the forefront of a remarkable evolution in our approach to combating cancer, consistently revolutionizing our care practices. The introduction of this pioneering technology, the first of its kind in South Asia, fills us with optimism as we envision the positive impact it will have on the lives of countless patients in India and beyond. Our unwavering dedication to delivering the highest standard of cancer care remains unyielding, and we will persist in pushing the boundaries in the battle against cancer.”

Talking about this momentous occasion, Thiru Thangam Thennarasu, Hon'ble Minister for Finance, Planning, Human Resources Management, Pensions and Pensionary benefits, Statistics and Archaeology, Tamil Nadu said, “It's gratifying to witness the healthcare sector in Tamil Nadu reaching new heights through technological advancements. I commend Apollo Cancer Centre for their endeavour and dedication in providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment to patients worldwide. This marks a transformative moment for Cancer care & technology, and I take pride in the fact that Apollo Cancer Centre has set a new standard for healthcare in Tamil Nadu by being the first in South Asia to introduce this ground-breaking technology.”

The CyberKnife System is the only radiation delivery system which features a radiation delivery device, called a linear accelerator, directly mounted on a robot to deliver the high-energy X-rays or photons used in radiation therapy. It uses real-time image guidance and a robot to deliver dose from thousands of beam angles, setting a new standard for delivery precision anywhere in the body.

Apollo Cancer Centre has an expert team of specialists who are adept at using Cyberknife technology for the past 15 years and seen approximately 3,000 cases till date. The extremely advanced cutting-edge technology has come a long way since then. Today, the hospital has once again set a new benchmark as the first in South Asia to launch the next generation CyberKnife® S7™ FIM system, revolutionizing the approach to cancer treatment. Apollo Cancer Centre is also the first in the country to be accredited for offering Certified fellowship training program in CyberKnife®, emphasizing the group’s commitment towards training and medical education. 


About Apollo Cancer Centres – 


Cancer care today means 360-degree comprehensive care, which requires commitment, expertise, and an indomitable spirit from the cancer specialists

Apollo Cancer Centres are present across 14 cities and have 1,000 dedicated beds, and over 250 oncologists to oversee the delivery of high-end precision Oncology Therapy. Our oncologists deliver world-class cancer care following an organ-based practice under competent Cancer Management Teams. This helps us in delivering exemplary treatment to the patient in an environment which has consistently delivered an international standard of clinical outcomes.

Today, people from 147 countries come to India for cancer treatment at Apollo Cancer Centres. With the first and only Pencil Beam Proton Therapy Centre in South Asia & Middle East, Apollo Cancer Centres have all that is needed to strengthen the battle against cancer.

Sunny Leone Stunned as Showstopper for Shravan Kummar at Trivandrum Fashion Show

Sunny Leone graced the Trivandrum Fashion Show as the showstopper for designer Shravan Kummar, stunning the audience with her presence. The highly anticipated fashion event, Trivandrum Fashion Week, once again dazzled spectators with its grandeur and glamour. This year, renowned fashion designer Shravan Kummar managed to secure the sensational Bollywood actress Sunny Leone as the showstopper for his exclusive showcase. Sunny Leone's fanbase went absolutely crazy watching her set the ramp on fire.
Sunny was seen in a hand-embroidered, hand-brocade garment made of tapka, which incorporated natural and viable elements to create subdued colors with a beautiful essence and presence. Sunny absolutely did justice to the outfit.
Sunny made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival for her film "Kennedy," which received a seven-minute standing ovation from a global audience. Her character, Charlie, was loved by viewers, and the film has also been nominated for South Korea's Bucheon International Film Festival. We can't wait for its release in India. She has multiple projects in the pipeline, and the audience can't wait to see what she has in store for them.

*Actors Like Pratik Sehajpal Are Changing the Game in Music Videos*

*From Pratik Sehajpal to Hina Khan: Powerhouse Actors Making Waves in Music Videos*
Music videos have become a platform for music labels to leverage the star power of popular actors, resulting in heightened popularity, increased brand value, and substantial buzz. With actors such as Pratik Sehajpal, Hina Khan, Shehnaaz Gill, and Gurmeet Choudhary embracing music videos, this trend has gained significant momentum.
Pratik Sehajpal's presence in music videos has been nothing short of remarkable. From his impactful performance in "Rab Ni Maaf Karega" to the anticipation surrounding his upcoming song "Log Peete Hain," Pratik has emerged as a dynamic force, captivating audiences with his versatility and magnetic screen presence. By embracing music videos, Pratik expands his reach and resonates with a wider audience, solidifying his position as a multi-talented artist.
The music video "Barsaat Aa Gayi" captivates viewers with the perfect collaboration between actors Hina Khan and Shaheer Sheikh. Their combined star power and on-screen chemistry create a mesmerizing visual spectacle. Similarly, the collaboration between Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shehnaaz Gill in "Yaar Ka Sataya Hua Hai" brings together their distinctive styles, merging fan bases and generating curiosity. Additionally, the music video "Tere Mere" features the enchanting duo of Gurmeet Choudhary and Tridha Choudhary, attracting a broader audience with their renowned acting prowess and on-screen appeal.
The inclusion of popular actors like Pratik Sehajpal, Hina Khan and Gurmeet Choudhary in music videos has revolutionized the way audiences engage with and perceive this medium. This paradigm shift not only positions actors as influential forces within the music industry but also highlights the transformative power of celebrity collaborations in shaping the future of music videos.

Metropolis Healthcare Limited launches “Metrobot”on National Doctor’s Day in India.


India, 30th June 2023: On the eve of National Doctor’s Day, Metropolis Healthcare, India's leading diagnostic service provider, celebrates this special occasion by introducing Metrobot, a unique chatbot designed exclusively for doctors. Metrobot, which is designed to revolutionize doctor-provider communication, eliminates the need for traditional call centres by providing doctors with a seamless WhatsApp-based chat platform. Doctors can use Metrobot to access essential medical information such as test availability, methodology, sample transport guidelines, turnaround time, sensitivity, specificity and cost, enhancing their decision-making process and providing patients with instant information and service.

The development of new ‘Metrobot’ involved extensive research and insights from more than 1000 doctors of various clinical specialties, ensuring its relevance and effectiveness. Beyond information sharing, Metrobot includes Continuing Medical Education (CME) modules, enabling doctors to stay updated with the latest advancements in their respective fields. Doctors can conveniently upload patient prescriptions, receiving prompt guidance from Metropolis for testing processes. This streamlined approach saves time and assures comprehensive care.

Metropolis Healthcare aims to engage with more than 1 lakh doctors in the debut year itself and an even larger number in the future. Metrobot provides customization options, allowing doctors to receive messages at their preferred times and formats. Leveraging WhatsApp, the platform offers quick access to essential service links. Metrobot caters to diverse medical specialties. Metropolis Healthcare remains committed to refining and expanding the platform based on continuous feedback, meeting the unique needs of nephrologists, neurologists, oncologists , gynaecologists and various clinical specialties.

Mr. Surendran Chemmenkottil, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolis Healthcare Limited said: “We are delighted to introduce Metrobot on the occasion of Doctors Day, as we celebrate and express our gratitude to the remarkable doctors who play an instrumental role in safeguarding the health of our communities. The launch of Metrobot illustrates our continuous commitment to providing our doctors with a user-friendly platform that delivers relevant information, quick solutions, and personalised experiences. As we continue to expand our network in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, this new platform will aid will us in serving a larger number of doctors around the country. We are excited to continue on this journey and look forward to further improving the healthcare landscape by collaborating with our esteemed medical professionals.”

Dr. Kirti Chadha, Chief Scientific Officer, Metropolis Healthcare Limited said: “As a doctor and a member of the Metropolis Healthcare family, I am thrilled to introduce Metrobot on the occasion of Doctors Day. Metrobot is a game-changer in doctor-provider communication, offering a revolutionary platform. Through extensive research and collaboration with doctors, we have developed a tool that provides instant access to critical information, enables efficient patient management, and facilitates continuous learning through CME modules.”

Metropolis Healthcare has always been committed to harnessing technology, and the addition of Metrobot is a huge step forward in ensuring comprehensive care and empowering doctors to make informed decisions.


“Jadui Pari" Propels Raman Sharma to New Heights, Cementing His Place as an Ipop Phenomenon

Mumbai, 30th June, 2023: Jugaad Motion Pictures, a renowned production house known for their innovative approach to filmmaking, is proud to announce the launch of their music label, Molfa Music. They are known to produce clutter-breaking music videos with international music labels like Spinnin Records, Sony Music, Universal Music, and Electra Records, for renowned Indian artists like Ritviz’s “Sage” & “Liggi”, Prateek Kuhad’s “cold/mess”& “Kasoor”, KSHMR’s “Bombay Dreams”.
Molfa Music’s business will be led by Rohin Bachwani, who brings his expertise in global music business and marketing to help usher a new age for Indian pop music. Dar Gai will serve as the president and head of creative, while Dheer Momaya and Pranit Sahni will be co-CEOs of this new venture.
The label will be distributed through the extensive network of The Orchard and supported by Robach’s existing label services platforms and administrative teams.
Along with critical acclaim, the music videos have garnered over 600 Million views on YouTube (and other streaming platforms) becoming fan favorites amongst the youngest audiences in the subcontinent. The music video for "cold/mess" was deemed as the "Music Video of the Year” by The Rolling Stone magazine, and was eventually shared by Barack Obama (on his social media pages), as one of his top songs of the year in 2019. They have also created music videos for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Tujhe Bhai Chand”, Amit Trivedi’s “Madhubala” and the hit songs “Doobey” & “Gehrayiaan” from the Deepika Padukone starrer. Most recently, they have broken another record, when their feature film titled “Chhello Show” was nominated as India’s entry to the Oscars, and became the first feature Indian film to be shortlisted in 21 years. With an aim to revolutionize the music industry by promoting fresh talent and unique sounds, Molfa Music is set to make its mark with their debut release, "Jadui Pari," composed and performed by the exceptionally talented Raman Sharma.
Molfa Music emerges as a platform dedicated to nurturing and showcasing emerging musicians, singers, and composers, fostering a space for artistic expression and creativity. The label aims to break barriers, discover new voices, and deliver outstanding music that resonates with audiences worldwide.
The inaugural release, "Jadui Pari," is a mesmerizing composition that effortlessly blends traditional elements with modern beats, creating a captivating musical experience. Raman Sharma, an extraordinary artist known for his ability to weave magic with his melodies, has poured his heart and soul into this enchanting song. "Jadui Pari" takes listeners on a magical journey, immersing them in a world of wonder and dreams.
The song delves into a fictional relationship dynamic that explores the complexities of two individuals drifting apart as they choose different paths in life and become influenced by contrasting experiences. Despite the challenges they face, the song presents these intricate emotions and thoughts on a happy, upbeat beat, showcasing the unique fusion of contrasting elements.
As Raman Sharma conquers the Ipop music scene with "Jadui Pari," he invites listeners to embark on a musical journey that touches their hearts, ignites their imagination, and prompts them to reflect on the intricate dynamics of relationships.
Speaking about the launch of Molfa Music, the Head of Creative / President - Dar Gai, expressed her excitement, saying, "We are thrilled to introduce Molfa Music to the world. Our vision is to discover and promote exceptional talent, with strong storytelling as the core of our philosophy. Raman Sharma is the kind of talent that can totally disrupt the music scene, and speak to the next generation of audiences, which are the biggest demographic of consumers today."
Raman Sharma, the brilliant mind behind "Jadui Pari," shared his enthusiasm for being a part of Molfa Music. "I am incredibly grateful to Molfa Music for believing in my music, I’m sure we’re going to create some epic stuff together. 'Jadui Pari' is a song very close to my heart, and I can't wait for the audience to experience its magic. Molfa Music is the perfect platform for artists like me to express myself and find my audience.” he said.
Molfa Music is dedicated to offering a diverse range of musical genres, nurturing raw talent, and providing artists with the resources and guidance needed to flourish in the music industry. By combining Jugaad Motion Pictures' expertise in the entertainment industry and their passion for innovation, Molfa Music is set to redefine the music landscape.
Just like Korea has been able to create a global market for K-pop and with the massive dominance of Afro-Beats and Latino Pop, there is no reason why India should not have its own genre of global music. The next generation of artists from the country have built themselves on streaming platforms, and understand the kind of storytelling which will appeal to a global audience. We expect the emergence of Indian-Pop/I-pop, which will be different from Bollywood/film music and will capture the imaginations of young people across the planet.
"Jadui Pari" by Raman Sharma is available on all major music streaming platforms. Audiences can anticipate a delightful auditory experience that transcends boundaries and brings them into the realm of enchantment.

Global University Systems launches ‘WILL’ - an executive education initiative; partners with renowned international and Indian academic institutions

National, June 30, 2023: Global University Systems (GUS), a leading international network of higher-education institutions has today announced the launch of its executive education initiative ‘WILL’ -Work Integrated Learning for Leadership. WILL offers executive programs through its academic partners like UPES, Edology, Edvancer, EDGE Metaversity and Jolt, which have been co-created by them with leading organizations like KPMG, IBM and IIT-Kanpur’s E&ICT Academy. Being a part of GUS, an established global education provider with over 60,000 students in six countries, including the UK, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Israel and Singapore, WILL aims to bring global offerings in executive education.

Commenting on the launch of WILL, Sharad Mehra, CEO, Global University Systems-APAC, said “We are proud to launch WILL for executives who are ambitious about accelerating their professional growth in the VUCA world.  Research from the World Economic Forum estimates that by 2025, half of the world's population will need upskilling to stay up to date with the technological developments. Therefore, through WILL our idea is to help the industry bridge the skill gap and build a pipeline of future ready workforce. With well-curated courses, industry-first programs, and strategic collaborations with market leaders, our aim is to make WILL India’s most preferred Executive Education partner.”

WILL offers bespoke upskilling solutions for every stage of the employee cycle which not only help them stay engaged and motivated in their roles but also give them the chance to broaden and deepen their skills and knowledge throughout their career, ensuring that they remain competent in an increasingly volatile and uncertain world.

Through WILL professionals can upskill across domains and career streams such as management, marketing, finance, analytics and human resources. These MBA, PGP and certification courses in Data Sciences, Renewable Energy, Industrial Safety, Metaverse Game Design, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and more are designed with a comprehensive approach based on the learning and development needs of organisations and individuals. WILL also brings NAMBA (Nurturing and Advancing Managerial Business Abilities)- a first-of-its-kind program to India, in partnership with Jolt, an Israel based global learning solutions provider.

Additionally, WILL offers exclusive, customized leadership programs like ‘Shakti’- women leadership program, ‘Pragati- senior leadership program and LEAP- for young potential leaders. Leveraging strong collaborations and the legacy of GUS in the education space, WILL is set to become an acclaimed partner for executive education in the next few years.

Zee Telugu become the No. 1 channel in the Telugu TV market


Zee Telugu has once again proved its mantle and has become the No. 1 channel in the Telugu TV market. The channel has always focussed on creating several popular fiction and non-fiction shows using its remarkable and unique ideas. As a result, the fans were constantly supportive in making Zee Telugu one of the most successful networks in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Despite a stiff competition from other channels, Zee Telugu remains the undisputed king and has been the No. 1 channel for the past eight years in a row.

Traders Advocates For GST Reform And Buyer Protection

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30th June 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Recommendations for Promoting Soybean Consumption in India

"Powering Nutrition for All :  Soybean's Rise as a Key Protein Source and Urges Integration into Nutrition Programs"

India, 30th June 2023:   The recently concluded two day International Conference on "Soy Foods: Sustainable Protein for Health and Wellness" brought together esteemed experts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss vital aspects of soybean production and consumption in India.      During the International Soy food conference, participants highlighted the nutritional benefits of soybean as a high-quality protein source and emphasized the need to incorporate soybean products into nutrition intervention programs. The recommendations put forth by the conference include:

1.       Promote the general consumption of soy derivatives as human food: Recognizing the immense potential of soy derivatives, the conference advocated for the widespread consumption of these products as part of a healthy diet. With their rich nutritional profile, soy grits, flour, textured soy protein, and soy-based lentils (dal) offer an excellent source of essential nutrients for individuals of all age groups.

2.       Distribute soy grits/flour/textured soy protein/soy-based lentils (dal) alternatives through the Public Distribution System (PDS): To ensure the accessibility of soy-based products to a broader population, the conference recommended their inclusion in the Public Distribution System (PDS). By integrating soy derivatives into this well-established distribution network, individuals across various socio-economic backgrounds can avail themselves of the nutritional advantages offered by soybean products.

3.       Include soy products in Mid-Day Meal (MDM) and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programs: The conference strongly advocated for the integration of soy products, such as soymilk, tofu, textured soy protein, and soy nuts, into the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programs. By incorporating soy-based alternatives, these programs can provide children with a wholesome and protein-rich diet, contributing to their growth and overall development.

4.       Consider enriching fortified rice kernels with additional soy protein: Acknowledging the significance of rice as a staple food, the conference proposed the enrichment of fortified rice kernels with additional soy protein. This enrichment approach aims to optimize the nutritional content of rice, a widely consumed grain, by supplementing it with soy protein's superior amino acid profile and essential nutrients.

Sumit Agarwal, Chairman of the Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA), expressed his enthusiasm about the conference's outcomes, stating, "The recommendations resulting from this conference will play a pivotal role in driving the consumption and production of soy food products in India. By implementing these strategies, we can significantly contribute to the nation's nutritional well-being."

Dr. Ratan Sharma, Technical Advisor of the Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA), added, "The integration of soy products into key nutrition intervention programs and fortification of rice with soy protein will address the nutritional challenges faced by our population. It is a positive step towards sustainable protein consumption and overall health."

The International Conference on "Soy Foods: Sustainable Protein for Health and Wellness" served as a platform for meaningful discussions and collaboration to promote soybean consumption in India. The recommendations generated from this conference will guide stakeholders, government bodies, and industry professionals in their efforts to enhance the nutritional landscape of the country

About Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA):  Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA) is a nonprofit  organization committed to promoting the production, consumption, and welfare aspects of soy food products.