Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Carandbike.com clocks 17 million unique Users in December 2020

 


 

Establishes itself as a strong contender be #1 auto-portal in 2021~

 

Mumbai/Delhi January, 2021: The country’s No.1 automotive website, carandbike.com, has ended 2020 with a bang. In December last year, the website has recorded over 17 million unique visitors and the total number of visitors are at an all-time high of more than 22 million. With visitors from across the globe, carandbike.com has yet again scaled new heights and is one of the best automotive websites out there. With its unbiased views, credible news and detailed reviews, carandbike.com has always been the chosen destination for all those, wanting to get any and every information about the automotive world.

Speaking on this achievement Praveen Loganathan, CEO, carandbike said, “carandbike has always been the best website catering to automotive content and the product. We’ve always brought our viewers credible news, reviews and product related information and the trust of our viewers can be seen in the number of visitors on the website. Reaching 17 million in a month is a big achievement, and we can’t wait for more visitors to join us in our journey.”

carandbike.com has been consistently crossing the 15 million unique visitors mark last year and this at a time when the automotive industry and the entire economy as a whole was on a downslide. The carandbike team kept bringing you the latest updates with new programs like FreeWheeling With SVP, which, both on YouTube and Instagram, provided viewers a platform, to get in touch with the top bosses of automobile company’s and ask any question they wanted to.

Talking more about the team’s efforts Siddharth Vinayak Patankar said, “We’ve continuously tried to re-invent ourselves as a team and our strategy to innovate at the time of a crisis has certainly paid of. We’re proud of the achievement and we are already excited for 2021 for that’s when the carandbike awards will take centre stage, another unique proposition! Can’t wait!”

While news, reviews and videos form the basis of what carandbike.com has to offer.  carandbike lists over 42 manufacturers and 336 models to help users to make an informed choice. Users can not only browse new cars, upcoming cars, car price, car dealers, car reviews, and compare cars, but also use our car recommendation section and total cost ownership section. The recommendations are based on a sophisticated algorithm that also combines user preference with expert ratings.


TiE Mumbai assists Startups to explore ideas, pivots and business models

 

Mumbai, 12 January 2021: TiE Mumbai has continuously assisted young businesses and entrepreneurs in India. Its mentoring support to start-ups has made the journey for start-ups to scale up possible for several businesses. In its endeavor to support Entrepreneurs to continuously adapt to our changing world, TiE Mumbai organized several online knowledge sessions to help pick up new trends, innovate and evolve faster.

“Our online sessions are extensively researched and well participated. They include masterclasses, panels, investor sessions, mentoring workshops, Ask Me Anything sessions and Demo Days. Topics span across technology, business, legal, HR, financial, and fundraising themes.” said Naveen Raju, Executive Director, TiE Mumbai.

Some of the online sessions organized in the past month by TiE Mumbai were –

Global Charter Member Mixer - TiE Mumbai co-hosted the TiE Global Charter Member Mixer along with TiE London & TIE Africa at TIE Global Summit. TiE Global Summit took place on 8th Dec - 10 Dec 2020, which was a Virtual Conference of world leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. This summit brings together the TIE entrepreneurial community together. This Global Charter mixer co-hosted by TiE Mumbai focused on the Emerging Global Fintech Scenario.

 

Funding Your Startup and Other Nightmares- This was a conversation between K. Ganesh Founder, Growth Story & Promoter, Bigbasket, Portea Medical in conversation and Dr Dhruv Nath, Angel Investor & Director, Lead Angels Network along with Sushanto Mitra Founder & CEO, Lead Angels  who are the co-authors of the book- Funding Your Startup and Other Nightmares. It revolved around the stories of early-stage start-ups and how they successfully managed to raise funding. It also brought forth stories of failures – start-ups that couldn't raise funding, and why. The authors discussed the book which has interviews of some of the most accomplished founders in the world of business, such as Deep Kalra of MakeMyTrip, Yashish Dahiya of PolicyBazaar, Dinesh Agarwal of IndiaMART and Sairee Chahal of SHEROES. Their stories all come together in a useful 'PERSISTENT' framework, which helps make a start-up investment ready.

Launch of #Ideapad at #tiefoodnetwork – This is a unique pub where startup founders can unwind and get their ideas validated, queries resolved, pitch for core team members and scout co- founders among peers and speakers. Away from One-sided webinars this is an interesting hybrid concept which included Expert Panel Talk and the newly introduced “The Idea Pub”. The feedback and recommendations are not restricted to only panelists but its open to our larger audience & members. 

Scaling up your Start-up- Financial Hacks for success – This webinar by Peachtree Management Advisors focused on effective cash flow management, attracting and sourcing capital and debt and improvement of unit economics. It also helped understanding key financial and business levers that affect businesses, sharpen/ refine go-to -market focus, setting and tracking KPIs and planning, preparing and managing investments.

 

Some sessions being planned in the current month are-

Building A World Class Product| A Product Management Series – This session was moderated by Sandeep Laxman - Head, fintech BD, AWS and the speakers were Naman Sarawagi - Co-Founder & CEO, Refrens and Khanjan Desai - Product Manager, Razorpay. This was well attended by 45 CMs and peers alike with most of them having started investing already.

 

The Entrepreneur Wellbeing Series - Kick Off – Shayamal Vallabhjee, High-Performance Coach to CEO's Elite Athletes, Organisations, Celebrities and Amit Mookim, President, TiE Mumbai will be the speakers of this much anticipated session. This is a the first of its kind, offering a 360-degree approach to well-being of entrepreneurs focusing on their fitness, diet, mental well-being, positive thinking and sports fitness etc.

 

Besides these, other sessions like Key Legal Mistakes to Avoid while Doing Business in USA by Aaron Schildhaus - Pricipal, Martorello Schildhaus LLC and Vishal Gandhi - Founder, Gandhi & Associates, Venture Investing Masterclass by Sanjay Mehta, Founder & Partner, 100xVC, Idea Validation Hotline, Spot Mentoring and TiE Mumbai Healthcare Summit are also being planned.

 

About TiE Mumbai

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. Since 1992. TiE has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities. The mission of TiE is to foster entrepreneurship globally through the 5 pillars of TiE : mentoring, networking and education, funding and incubation. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community. TiE’s focus area is to generate enable the next generation of entrepreneurs. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

 


Tuesday, 24 November 2020

India’s Leading CSR platform Goodera to host Karma Summit India ‘Co- Creating a New Normal’

 

 

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi to speak at the largest Indian summit for Doing Good

 Mumbai: November 21, 2020 – Goodera.com, the tech platform that unifies the CSR Lifecycle for companies in India and abroad, is hosting global visionaries of the CSR and volunteering community at their flagship event Karma Summit on Nov 25-26 2020 on the theme ‘Co-Creating A New Normal’.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only united the world through a global crisis, it has also brought together individuals and corporates who have made the world a better place during these trying times. Their contributions, whether in disaster relief work, charitable or product donations and real/virtual volunteering of both time and expertise have considerably contained the impact of the global pandemic for local communities, individuals.

 

The event will provide opportunities to discuss strategic solutions for the post-pandemic period through the lens of cross cutting-issues such as gender, technology for good and the challenges of investing in a healthcare infrastructure in India. The summit will also help assess the expected impact of the pandemic on our ability to move towards the SDGs 2030.

 

At the Karma Summit, corporate leaders can gain insights on how to keep employees engaged in CSR and Volunteering activities; non-profits can connect with corporates and get guidance from experts on strategies to evolve amidst the pandemic, and HR Teams can find opportunities for meaningful employee engagement and resources for COVID relief. 

 

Among the over 30 renowned speakers across the pharma, tech, auto, NGOs and health sectors are Supriya Singh (Head - Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Communications), Sakina Baker (Head - CSR, Philips India Pvt. Ltd), Deepak Prabhu Matti (Core committee Head, Cognizant Foundation), Archana Sahay (CSR Head- APJ, Dell Technologies) and Susan Ferguson UN Women Representative for India. The Keynote Address will be given by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

 

“This summit brings under one platform, some of the most pressing conversations that impact how companies visualize and implement CSR and Volunteering initiatives for 2020 and beyond which the session on ‘Business with Purpose- A Changing Boardroom Discussion’ will address. From our panelists and speakers, you will learn how to create multi stakeholder partnerships that accelerate and deepen the ability to transform a region. We encourage you to attend the summit and take back something from it that will help you transform at least one life for the better,” said Abhishek Humbad, Founder & CEO, Goodera.

 

The summit will culminate with the Karma Awards that will felicitate individuals and organizations that have created meaningful social impact by giving back to the community during the pandemic. The Jury members include established leaders in the CSR and Volunteering sector in India.

 

To register for the summit, click here: https://goodera.com/in/karma-summit/

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

LAUNDRY REDEFINED: ARIEL PODS LAUNCHED IN INDIA

 





~  New Ariel 3in1 PODs will give the consumers a convenient, simple and cool way to do laundry ~

~Upgrade to HD Clean with Ariel 3in1 PODs, which Clean, lift stains and brighten – all in just 1 POD! ~

 

Mumbai, November 9th, 2020 - Ariel, one of the leading detergent brands from the house of P&G, is driving innovation in the country. P&G India is pioneering the creation of a new segment within the Laundry category, by introducing a revolutionary of laundry product, sold in single-use tablets called PODs. In many countries around the world, Laundry PODs are already popular as the most convenient way of doing laundry. Ariel 3in1 PODs, launched in India very recently, are pre-dosed washing capsules, filled with concentrate liquid detergent. Ariel 3in1 PODs are 3-chambered PODs providing the consumers with a 3in1 HD Clean benefit – cleaning, stain removal and brightness.

Powerful things come in small packages. Ariel PODs are innovatively designed, with a water-soluble film holding concentrated liquid detergent in 3 chambers. When a POD is placed into a washing machine, the film dissolves completely in wash, leaving no residue. The 3 compartments work together to provide a brilliant laundry experience to the user, with impeccable cleaning, tough stain removal, and brilliant brightness that makes whites brighter and colours more vibrant. Ariel Matic 3in1 PODs are suitable for both Top and Front Load Fully Automatic washing machines.  Ariel is also the detergent recommended by most washing machine manufacturers globally.

Ariel PODs are perfect for a busy household, or someone seeking simplified laundry, because it is very easy to store, dose and use PODs. Because of the 3in1 benefit, there is no need to use other products along with this. For most loads, 1 wash needs just 1 POD. Since the capsules are pre-dosed, there is no need for messy measuring or accuracy. The POD doesn’t need to be cut or peeled; it can be placed into the machine as is before putting the clothes. With the extremely simplified laundry process, anyone can get impeccable laundry results with Ariel PODs. The tub has a unique child-lock lid, that makes the product safe from accidental exposure to kids. Like any detergent, it is recommended to store the pack out of reach of children.

Speaking about the launch of the new Ariel PODs, Sharat Verma, Chief Marketing Officer, P&G India and Vice President, Fabric Care said, “Ariel POD’s is our latest laundry innovation globally and were developed by P&G after years and years of research and development. It promises to transform your laundry experience from being a mundane, time-consuming and complicated task, to one which is fun and convenient. With Ariel PODs you no longer need to tediously measure and dose multiple products or worry about getting perfect laundry results in a washing machine. Just pop a POD in your machine to get an outstanding HD clean every time. It is perfection simplified. Once you try it, you will never go back.”

Celebrated Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who also Ariel’s Brand Ambassador, added, “I am elated that Ariel PODs has now made its much-awaited debut in India. Just like cooking is an experience, even laundry with Ariel PODs can be a unique experience. So much fun!! And continuing to give you Ariel’s superior performance. As we know Ariel is the #1 brand recommended by most washing machine makers globally, PODs are designed to work in both top and front load machines. So, I am going to upgrade to this small and powerful laundry solution – Ariel 3in1 POD. Do you POD?"

Ariel PODs are available at select stores and ecommerce websites starting Nov 1. They are going to be available in 2 sizes – 18 and 32 count packs. The 18-count pack is priced at Rs. 432 and the 32-count pack is for Rs. 704. The launch is going be supported with a digitally led campaign to create awareness about PODs now being available in India.

Friday, 30 October 2020

“WE CARE”- An Initiative of ICAI for Senior Chartered Accountants


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) since its very inception has always provided thought leadership to the generations in a proactive and progressive manner. ICAI has been playing a key role nationally, regionally and globally not only towards the growth of the profession, but also has been contributing to the business, industry and commerce across all sectors. 

The reason behind the milestones achieved by ICAI is its hard-work, dedication and commitment of the CA fraternity & senior visionaries who have been guiding the accountancy profession with their selfless dedication, relentless commitment and rich values. 

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19 outbreak, the ICAI has initiated number of steps to ensure that the accountancy profession in India is not only having inclusive growth but also to ensure that its members & students are kept updated on various professional matters of contemporary relevance. With our efforts, we are able to reach and connect with the different segments of our membership be it in practice, industry, public service, entrepreneurship or women.  

In order to acknowledge the contribution of senior members to the Profession, ICAI has recently launched an initiative “We Care – A Unique Social Security Scheme and Benevolence Program for Senior CAs”a unique social security and benevolence program for Senior CA members of age 75 years and above. This initiative would provide support to this valuable segment of ICAI  fraternity which endeavours for providing respect, continuous engagement, care and support of the Profession by creating a sense of belongingness. The initiative was launched by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises through virtual mode in the presence of President, Vice-President & Central Council Members of ICAI.  

Hon’ble Minister Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal while applauding the efforts being made by ICAI said “Such initiatives are need of the hour as care for elderly has been the pillar of Indian Heritage and our value system. It is heartening to learn that ICAI is taking concrete steps for expressing gratitude towards its elderly members & showing concern for their well-being & extending support to them as & when required.” The Minister further added “This initiative undertaken by ICAI is laudable and will set an example for many other organizations to emulate. This will also instill Indian traditional values in the younger generation & inculcate the sentiments of appreciating, respecting & caring for elders.” 

 “We Care” initiative aims to take stock of the wellbeing, health, financial condition and any other issue being faced by the senior Members. 

On this occasion, CA. Atul Kumar Gupta, President, ICAI said The Institute assiduously aspires to attain the Absolute Best for all its members and is diligently dedicated to their constant improvement and growth. ICAI stands tall as a facilitator and crusader of affirmative action and thereby letting consequent growth and development flow.” 

President, ICAI further added “The Institute, over the years, has garnered paramount respect for meeting business environment changes with decisive action and discerning reaction. This has been  possible with the wealth of experience of senior members, their  strategic thinking for the betterment of profession & constant support.” 

The initiative “We Care” would work for senior members by: 

  • Building a technology based holistic support ecosystem  
  • Dedicated helpdesk for 24x7 assistance 
  • Need based Financial & other assistance for medical treatment & other issues 


This initiative of the Institute is a humble attempt to put forward its gratitude towards the senior visionaries of the accountancy profession. ICAI would leave no stone unturned to respect, engage, care and support the senior CA members to live their life with dignity, independence & comfort. 

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

TiE Mumbai continues to nurture the entrepreneurship ecosystem

 

Mumbai, 20 October 2020: The coronavirus has proven to be the ultimate disruptor, stronger than any technology in the global economy. While we are adopting various ways and means to make businesses resilient, the pandemic presents a true test of our ability to find ways to survive and thrive in the face of adversity. 

“Through real life examples, case studies, experience sharing, masterclasses and development programs, TiE Mumbai is continuously striving to mentor Startups and drive business recovery from the impacts of COVID.” said Naveen Raju, Executive Director, TiE Mumbai. 

Some of the online sessions organized in the past month by TiE Mumbai were –

Chat with the Masters of Aggregation Food & Hospitality Industry- This session focused on tips on Scaling Up and Turnaround Strategies from Industry experts who were instrumental in creating noteworthy brands like Lemon tree Hotels and Uber in India. They spoke on how to build sustainable long-lasting brands, focused on Green shoots in co living space & hospitality & tourism industry, ways to scale up and what the future of the cloud kitchen industry may look like.

FireSide Chat between Karan Bhagat and Dhanpal Jhaveri

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Venture Investing Masterclass with Sanjay Mehta- Running a business is very different from investing in one. So how do you make money from investing in early-stage startups? What sets successful startup investors apart? Should you pick your own investments, or rely on an angel network? This course helped the participants to learn to source quality deal flow, ask the right questions before making an investment, support portfolio companies through the lifecycle, and enable highly profitable liquidity events. In addition to the critical pre-investment topics of deal flow, due diligence and negotiation, this course covered post-investment topics including governance, fundraising and exit, as well as hands-on practice in evaluating opportunities. This was a professional development program aimed at helping one take the next step in their venture capital career.

Entrepreneurship through the eyes of Tanmay Bhat- Tanmay Bhat is an ace comedian and entrepreneur. This exclusive session detailed the Life and experiences of a creator, positioning & pitching oneself, starting Up again - Zero to 2 million on Youtube, how should brands create content and collaborate with creators?, Power of Community, performing artist in the tech enabled startup world and money & finance.

Rizwan Koita in conversation with Ganesh Natarajan- Rizwan Koita is the Co-founder & CEO, CitiusTech and he spoke on How to build, manage and succeed in multiple businesses, how to truly dominate in a business domain and gave valuable Insights for entrepreneurs on knowing the right time to sell your       stakes. 

Discover your untapped potential; Reinforce your leadership style with Resolving Problems through Sensitivity in Startups with Ragini Rao – Ragini is a Psychotherapist & Trainer- Training & Supervising Transactional Analyst. This program took the participants through a journey of introspection to evaluate where one stand vis-a-vis key personality traits seen in successful entrepreneurs; and what one would like to develop as their own unique style, to be successful. The program used the framework of Dr. Eric Berne's world-renowned theory of Transactional Analysis, taking the participants through some core concepts which helps understand one’s own personality. 

One on One Mentoring Session on Financial Growth Hacking – this session covered topics like Revenue Optimization, Business Model Review, Financial Management & Cash Flows, Scaling-Up & Growth, Partnership & Alliances, Organization Building - People & Process and Funding & Capital Management.

Emerging Opportunities for SMB's from IT & ITES- With the emergence of digital technologies, the IT&ITES industry has seen disruption in recent times. The industry is at the cusp of transition, with many companies creating enabling environments to harness productivity. Business leaders are looking at technological solutions and cranking up their innovation game to move ahead in a post-COVID 19 economy. This session explored how the IT & ITES industry can make use of innovative technologies to ensure continued business growth.






Monday, 19 October 2020

Mihir Dalal's Big Billion startup: The untold Flipkart story to be adapted to a webseries soon!





Prabhleen Kaur, of Almighty Motion Picture, has bought the rights of Mihir Dalal's best seller 'Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story' for adapting into a web series.


Mihir Dalal, author of Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story says, "The Flipkart story with all its fascinating personalities and historic importance in India's startup world is tailor made for the visual medium. I'm thrilled that Almighty Motion Picture, an acclaimed production house, has bought the movie rights to Big Billion Startup."

Anish Chandy, Founder of Labyrinth Literary Agency, "We sold the rights to Almighty Motion Picture to adapt the Flipkart book because of their creative pedigree and speed of execution. They will ensure that this story will reach millions of viewers."

Expressing the excitement Producer Prabhleen Kaur says, "I am very excited to pick Mihir Dalal's 'Big Billion startup - The untold Flipkart Story'. I think Indian audiences world over are ready & more interested in such stories now than ever. When Anish Chandy pitched the book, after reading 1 page I knew it's a game changer. I was reading the book on the flight, when I landed I had to complete the book so I sat in the lounge and completed reading it. It is such an intriguing content."



On work front Almighty Motion Picture have also begun preliminary pre production and casting for Vanit Nalwa's "Hari Singh Nalwa" and Ashwini Bhatnagar's “Mahajabeen as Meena Kumari".

Royal Enfield Twins FT wins at Daytona I of the American Flat Track (AFT) championship

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~ Rider Johnny Lewis set up the first competitive victory for Royal Enfield in its modern history

 

~ Team Moto Anatomy X Royal Enfield finishes at second place at the AFT finale at Daytona

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (USA) October 19, 2020 — On a humid night in Daytona, Florida, USA,  Johnny Lewis made history for Royal Enfield by capturing the checkered flag in the ‘Production Twins’ class during the American Flat Track (AFT) Finale at Daytona I. Lewis led from start to finish on the Twins FT to give Royal Enfield its first ever win in the series. The win also marks the first racing competition win in Royal Enfield's modern history.

 

The team arrived in Daytona in high spirits, and despite having issues in the first Friday practice, Lewis showed resilience by winning his Semifinals, giving him grid choice. Lewis made a strong initial start to the race, fending off the rest of the field. The Main was then red flagged due to a downed rider and the grid was reset. During the second restart, Lewis rode the inside line aggressively, taking the holeshot and distancing himself from the field to confidently take the checkered flag.

On Saturday, Johnny once again put in a great performance, highlighting how well his knowledge of this track was able to help him set up the chassis. He breezed to an easy 1st place in qualifying before rain came in and delayed the event for a few hours. In order to regain time and prep the track, the Semi-final races were canceled, with racing commencing after the wet layer was scraped off the track.  This race was again red flagged at the first lap, and at the re-start, Johnny slotted into second place and held it for the rest of the race, never really being challenged. 

"My confidence was high going into this weekend," said Johnny Lewis, rider and Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team owner. "I left Charlotte to practice at my home track and work on the chassis setup since it's a similar track to Daytona. Everyone has worked extremely hard to get to this point. One of my mechanics, Ben Groh, has been with me every day since August 1. I'm thrilled to earn this win for the teams in India, the UK and North America.”

"Just over a year ago we decided to go flat track racing in AFT," said Adrian Sellers, Head of Royal Enfield Custom Program. "The goal for our first year was to learn and work towards competitive results.  We couldn't have hoped for a better end to our first season with this weekend's 1-2 finish.  Following up on the first race's 1st place finish, grabbing 2nd in race two goes to show that the Moto Anatomy Powered by Royal Enfield team is ready to fight for podiums.  It has been a rollercoaster of a development year, and ending it on this high note gives us a great boost of confidence as we go into the off-season testing.  Taking the risk and participating in 2020 has been worth it, with priceless insights gained every weekend.  We now have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the Twins FT and will be spending the next few months dialling it in so that we are 100% ready for a full season in 2021.”

 

The weekend was a perfect end to Royal Enfield’s development season for the American Flat Track championships - showing what the team & bike are capable of.  The team will spend the months in between now and March 2021 in testing, with a focus on motor development to be prepared for the next AFT season.

The Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team made its debut at the Williams Grove Half-Mile in Mechanicsburg, PA with positive results. In the following round, a valve issue prevented the team from competing in the subsequent AFT races in Atlanta, GA. The team then showed promise at the following round in Charlotte, NC but racing was canceled due to rain.

While the goal of Lewis' program has been development of the Twins FT platform, the desire for positive results has driven the team from the onset of the program.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Lubrizol Optimizes Partner Network for FlowGuard® Plus Plumbing Systems in India





Mumbai, September 14, 2020: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., inventors and the largest manufacturers of CPVC compound worldwide, has recently appointed Prince Pipes and Fittings Ltd. as a new licensee partner for FlowGuard® Plus in India. Prince Pipes’ robust distribution network and strategically located manufacturing facilities align with Lubrizol’s plans to support the Indian plumbing market.

Lubrizol’s FlowGuard Plus Processor Agreement with Finolex Industries Limited terminated on 31st August 2020.


Ashirvad Pipes Pvt Ltd, an Aliaxis company and Prince Pipes and Fittings Ltd. are two FlowGuard Plus licensees in India. Lubrizol remains committed to delivering clean water and peace of mind everyday to India’s plumbers, engineers, builders, consultants and homeowners through FlowGuard Plus plumbing systems.

For information on Lubrizol, please visit www.lubrizolcpvc.com






LWA - Sintered Fly Ash Coarse Aggregate by IMFA receives ISI certification




Bhubaneswar, 14th September, 2020: Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) receives BIS certification for its Sintered Fly Ash Coarse Aggregate. The fly ash aggregate by IMFA is the first and the only in India to comply with the ISI quality standards. The licence is granted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

The national standards body of India granted to use the ISI Standard Mark “IS 9142 (Pt-2): 2018” for specified size of Sintered Fly Ash Coarse Aggregate falling under the product category of Artificial Light Weight Aggregate for Concrete.

Commenting on the feat, Mr Subhrakant Panda, Managing Director said, “We are delighted that our pioneering work for productive use of fly ash by way of converting to lightweight aggregate is recognised with BIS certification. This reiterates our commitment to produce an eco-friendly substitute for natural stone chips used in construction and value proposition from waste material.”

Notably, the LDA (Low Density Aggregate) plant is envisioned for gainful utilisation of fly ash generated from our captive power plants for making Fly Ash Aggregate.

IMFA’s focus is on efficient utilization of resources and environment friendly operations. We have built zero effluent water discharge system and automated plants to manufacture 100,000 bricks per day from fly ash and slag.

Fly Ash Aggregate is unique with more than 90% fly ash in its composition, the highest in any fly ash based product. This is a substitute of natural coarse aggregate (stone chips) in concrete. This provides additional advantage of lower dead weight in civil constructions.

Del Monte launches Raw Seeds to strengthen health and wellness portfolio


Del Monte seeds range includes Flax, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds 

As pioneers in packaged fruits with a heritage that goes back more than a century, Del Monte believes in sourcing the tastiest and best quality products from around the world for consumers in India. 
With the same philosophy Del Monte introduces its edible Raw Seeds Range with an exclusive launch on Amazon. The range includes Flax, Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds which are sourced from the best farms and are packed with nutrition. The Del Monte seal of approval ensures that the best quality seeds make it to every pack. 
These edible raw seeds are a nutritional powerhouse and can be consumed across all age groups. They are richsources of dietary fibre, protein and are enriched with antioxidantsthat help boost immunity. 
The exciting new range of Del Monte seeds adds a healthy twist to your diet; you can add them to your breakfast to kick start your day or just pop them straight out of the pack while you’re on the go. 
Del Monte’s edible Raw Seeds are available in 250 g packs exclusively on Amazon Pumpkin Seeds – Rs. 300, Flax Seeds – Rs. 125 and Sunflower Seeds –Rs. 200. 

Bring home Del Monte Raw Seeds and nurture your everyday health.