Wednesday, 21 August 2019

CaratLane - A Tanishq Partnership: Now in Powai

20th August 2019 - CaratLane - A Tanishq Partnership, is now open at Mumbai’s upbeat neighborhood - City Park in Powai. This outpost of CaratLane brings a brand new jewellery buying experience to shoppers in the vicinity, especially to consumers that love to try before they buy. 

“The thing I love the most about CaratLane is that their designs are light-weight and made for everyday wear. They also have a great collection of designs for special occasions, which makes it a go-to jewellery place for me. With a store in my neighborhood I can see the designs in person and place orders online at my convenience!” said Moushmi Chatterjee, a CaratLane customer from Mumbai.

Since its inception, CaratLane has revolutionized the way Indian women discover fine jewellery, by making modern, beautiful designs accessible through its omni-channel presence. With this latest addition, CaratLane now has 7 stores in Mumbai, 15 in the Western region of India and 62 across the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Mithun Sacheti, Founder & CEO of CaratLane said, “Mumbai is a crucial market for us and we have had a high demand to launch more stores here. This store is likely to appeal more to the young working professionals residing in the area and hence is designed keeping their needs in mind. We are looking forward to welcoming the residents of Powai to a whole new experience that will help them discover fine jewellery like never before.”
“CaratLane stores are very different from the typical Indian jewellery stores. The virtual try-on ‘magic-mirror’, a solitaire corner and an extremely helpful team of experts are what make the experience exceptional. We’ll also be showcasing the bestselling designs from our latest collection - Ballet here” added Sacheti.
“Powai has been a very important region for us as far as online sale goes, and hence we are really thrilled to launch our latest store in Mumbai here. CaratLane has designs starting as low as Rs. 5000 and as a special launch offer for our customers, the store is offering a Flat 20% off on purchase of diamond jewellery worth Rs. 40,000 and above for a limited period” said, Atul Sinha, Senior Vice President - Retail, CaratLane, who was present at the launch.
For a brand that’s on a mission to democratize access to beautiful jewellery, the launch of this store is yet another step forward in that direction.
Your Favourite Designs, Now at the Lowest Price.
Store Address:
CaratLane Store,
Shop No G-3, Ground Floor,
City Park, Central Avenue,
Business District,
Powai, Mumbai - 400076
Store Timings: 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM


Mumbai, 20 August 2019 – This weekend, all bets were off as the best of the best took to the dance floor to show off their moves at the Mumbai regional round of Breezer Vivid Shuffle in Mumbai.  India’s largest hip-hop dance music festival conceptualized by OML – The global artist first company - is back with its third edition in the city. Breezer Vivid Shuffle will offer the final winners India's largest cash prize pool of up to 1 million rupees and the chance to showcase their moves to the masters of Hip- hop including Varun Dhawan and his ‘Street Dancer 3D’ crew at the Grand Finale in Mumbai on 21stSeptember 2019.

As a part of the Mumbai regional rounds, the city witnessed participation from over 350 dancers who showcased their moves in hip hop, breaking and popping. 4 winners from the city were chosen overall to be a part of the grand finale which will happen in Mumbai.

One of the most talked-about events in town, the two-day hip hop challenge showcased hip hop gurus Bboy Burst, Sagar Bora & Aastik who hosted special workshops for street dance lovers. Participants from in and around Mumbai surprised the judges with some amazing dance moves. The event concluded with one of the most happening after-party at Raasta Bombay. The highlight of the evening was a special showcase performance by Greentea Peng, Dee MC and DJ URI.

Commenting on the successful regional round in Mumbai, Gunjan Arya, Managing Partner, OML said, “We are thrilled with the response that we have received from Mumbai. India is a land of immensely talented people who go unnoticed due to a lack of platforms that bring them centre stage. Street Dance is really gaining popularity in the country and platforms such as Breezer Vivid Shuffle throw a spotlight on their talent and bring them to the fore. OML believes in discovering and nurturing new talent through our various platforms like these and give them a steppingstone to grow. I am sure the competition is only going to get more exciting as we move on to other cities.”

The third edition of Shuffle has gotten bigger and better with 6 regional rounds, 1 international round, 4 cypher rounds, 20 workshops, 10 afterparties and 1 grand finale - all across 10 cities in India and 1 international destination! You too can win big and be crowned the next B-boying or Popping winner!

After hosting a successful regional round in Mumbai, the team is getting ready for the next round in Bangkok scheduled for 31st September 2019. Get more details by logging on to

Five investment proposals worth Rs. 2, 04,069 crore receive Government of Odisha’s nod

Mumbai , 19th August, 2019:  With the 5T initiative devised by the Odisha Govt., where transformation goals will be achieved through teamwork, transparency and technology enablers in a time-bound manner, industrialisation is at its peak. This strategy has already started yielding encouraging results towards our industrial growth, where the Govt. has approved five investment proposals envisaging investment of Rs. 2,04,069 Crore in the 20th High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik in newly inaugurated Kharavel Bhavan conference hall today evening, wherein Shri Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary, Industries outlined the project proposals for consideration. This is the highest ever investment approved by the HLCA so far.
These proposals will create employment opportunities for 27,645 people. All the proposals approved in the meeting belong to the focus sectors identified by the State Govt., i.e., Chemicals & Petrochemicals and Metal Downstream.
In the metal downstream Sector, the HLCA approved the proposal of M/s Jindal (India) Limited to set up a Cold Rolling Complex of 0.50 MTPA and Steel Processing Plant at Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex, Dist. Jajpur, with a total investment of Rs. 1,676 Crores, providing employment to about 1,300 people.
Another proposal by M/s Talcher Fertilizer Ltd to set up a Coal based Urea Fertilizer complex of capacity 1.99 MMTPA at Talcher, Dist- Angul with investment of Rs. 14,732 Crores, employing around 550 people was also approved.
In a major breakthrough in the Petrochemical sector, the HLCA gave its nod to two giants in this sector for setting up their projects at Odisha.
The first one was by M/s Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) to set up a Hydrocarbon processing complex comprising of light crude oil refinery, Aromatics complex and Ethylene Cracker Complex near the proposed Subarnarekha port, Dist- Balasore with a total investment of Rs. 78,225.00 Crores, providing job opportunities for around 10,000 people.
Another proposal was by the petrochemical major, M/s Indian Oil Corporation Limited to expand its existing Refinery unit from 15 MMTPA to 25 MMTPA, and setting up of a Petrochemical complex comprising a Dual Feed Cracker, Naphtha cracker and Petcoke Gasification Plant at Paradip, Dist: Jagatsinghpur with a total investment of Rs.1,00,300 Crores, employing around 12,595 people. The project will ensure the availability of building block feedstock to ancillary and downstream units in the Chemical and Petrochemical sector.
Another proposal by IOCL, to set up 1.2 MMTPA capacity of PX-PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid complex) with an investment of Rs 9,136 Crore in its existing Paradip refinery, employing around 3,200 people, has also been approved in the meeting.
These would not only make the state a Petrochemical hub, propelling growth of downstream petrochemical units in state, but also make Odisha, the Energy Gateway of the East. Both the projects being port-based would also facilitate the export and import trading.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

WIRC has organised its Annual Regional Conference on 9th & 10th August at Yogi Sabhagruha in Mumbai

Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is the largest Regional Council of ICAI with more than 116,000 Chartered Accountants & 2,26,000 Students registered. The ICAI is set up under an Act of Parliament and is a Statutory Body. WIRC Organises multiple seminars, workshops & programs for its Members & Students.

WIRC has organised its Annual Regional Conference on 9th & 10th August at Yogi Sabhagruha in Mumbai. The theme for this years’ conference is “Arise With Aim of Knowledge Enrichment”(AWAKE).

On registration, participants shall get the benefit of Cloud Based softwares QuickBooks, office automation & practice management software – Jamku, a NiYO global forex card (having validity of 5 years) and a trolley bag.

The conference shall be inaugurated by CA. Farokh N. Subedar, Vice Chairman of Tata Investment Corporation Ltd, Chairman Tata Services Ltd, Past President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry & Senior Advisor Tata Sons Ltd., in the presence of CA Prafulla Chhajed, President ICAI, CA. Atul Kumar Gupta, Vice President, ICAI, Chairperson WIRC CA Priti Savla and WICASA Chairman CA Jayesh Kala. The Office Bearers of WIRC, CA. Umesh Sharma- Vice-Chairman, CA. Rakesh Alshi- Secretary and CA. Yashwant Kasar- Treasurer alongwith the speakers will be present for the inauguration. Also Past Presidents, Past Chairmen, Central Council Members of ICAI & Regional Council Members of WIRC shall be present for the inaugural session.

The lectures shall be delivered by stalwarts of the profession such as Shri T.P. Ostwal, Partner, T. P. Ostwal & AssociatesTax Expert, CA. Pranav Sayta, Partner, Ernt & Young, CA. Kamlesh Vikamsey, Past President ICAI, CA. Amarjit Chopra, Past President ICAI, CA. Rajani Kesari, Independent Director, Thermax, CA. Pramod Ghorpade,Country CFO- Teva India, CA. Khushroo Panthaky,  Major General Neeraj Bali, Mr. Narayanan K.P. Director - Strategic Alliance ZOHO Corporation Private, Mr. Nipun Goel, Head Investment Banking, IIFL, Mr. Ashishkuamr Chauhan, MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai, Mr. Pranav Mahajani, Director- Investment Banking , ITI Capital Ltd., Mr. Amit Rathi, MD, Anand Rathi Group, Dr. Ajit Ranade, Economist, Political Analyst, Aditya Birla, Senior Adv. V. Sridharan, Co Founder, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan, CA. R.K. Bansal, MD and CEO, Edelweiss ARC, Mr.. Shardul Shroff, Partner Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & co., Mr. Venkattu Srinivasan, Pres: Asset Reconstruction, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. , Mr. Sanjeev Pandey, DGM(NCLT), State Bank of India, CA. Subodh Kumar Agrawal, Past President ICAI, Ms. Aditi Puri Batra, Intuit Co. Ltd., Mr. Aravind K.S.,Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd., CA. Nilesh Shah, MD, Kotak Mahindra Asset, Management Co. Ltd., CA. Navneet Munot, ED & CIO, SBI Mutual Fund, and CA. Anil Singhvi, MD , ZEE Business.

WIRC Chairperson CA Priti Savla mentioned that ICAI is a Statutory Body set up by an Act of Parliament & is a partner in Nation Building. She highlighted various initiatives undertaken by the ICAI for the benefit of members and business community at large. WIRC has organised various seminars on burning topics such as RERA, GST, Corpoarte Laws, IBC, Benami Act, GST audit. She also informed about the publication on Corporate Laws, GST Audit, Maharashtra settlement of Arrears of tax interest penalty or late fees brought by WIRC in record time.  CA. Priti Savla also requested the Media to play an active role to spread the message about the activities of ICAI and especially the upcoming Regional Conference to maximum Chartered Accountants. WICASA Chairman CA. Jayesh Kala highlighted the role undertaken by CA for the economic progress of the country and also explained various initiatives taken by WIRC for the students all round growth.

Friday, 2 August 2019

K Raheja Corp’s Brands – Mindspace And Inorbit Malls come forward to shield Traffic Police from monsoons

Mumbai, July 2019: The Traffic Police force is the backbone of every city as they create safe driving environments,that focus on maintaining traffic safety and efficiency on the roads. The tough job that these sworn-in officers perform, ranges from directing traffic, and educating people on safety guidelines on the roads. Acknowledging the hard work of these on-road heroes, who diligently perform their duties through the vagaries of different seasons including the monsoons of Mumbai which is currently underway; K Raheja Corp’s brands, Mindspace and Inorbit Malls came forward to present raincoats to the team of officials at their Headquarters in Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai.
The event was graced by Mr. Sunil Lokhande, Dy Commissioner of Traffic Police and Mr. Kishore Bhatija, MD, Real Estate Development. The event was graced by the presence of Assistant Commissioners, Senior Police Inspectors and staff of around 70 policemen.
Speaking about this initiative, Mr. Kishore BhatijaMD Real Estate Development| K Raheja Corp said, “The efforts put by our traffic police is commendable and we are indeed thankful for their selfless efforts to maintain road safety. Our small gesture is a salute to the spirit of the protectors of Mumbai.”
Commenting on the kind gesture, Mr. Sunil Lokhande, Dy Commissioner of Traffic Police said, “We appreciate the efforts of corporates coming forward to assist our men in uniform. We are committed to performing our duties whether rain or sunshine no matter what the weather conditions, but these initiatives ease the process.”

Euler Motors to introduce Electric 3-wheeler Light Commercial Cargo Vehicles by early next year

Raised $2 Million in pre-Series A from Blume Ventures, Emergent Ventures and Andrew Lee
  • Companies like BigBasket, BlueDart, EcomExpress, Udaan are using its prototype e-vehicles for the last- mile delivery in Delhi-NCR
  • Focused on building its own Li-ion battery pack from two manufacturing units in Delhi NCR
  • Building infrastructure and solving ecosystem challenges from the ground-up with the aim of increasing adoption of e-vehicles in India

NEW DELHI, August 1,2019: Euler Motors, the automotive technology start-up focussed on electric vehicles will launch its 3-wheeler light commercial cargo vehicles by early next year.  Around 100 prototype e-vehicles of Euler Motors are already running on the Delhi-NCR roads used by companies like BigBasket, EcomExpress, BlueDart, Udaan etc. for their last-mile delivery.

Founded in 2018, Euler Motors has so far raised USD 2 Million from marquee investors like Blume Venture, Emergent Ventures and Andrew Lee to set-up the manufacturing & R&D facility, building indigenous Li-ion battery pack and hire talent. The R&D team at Euler Motors is focused on building automotive-grade lithium-ion battery pack that could deliver the range required for intra-city logistics in all-weather, temperatures and road conditions. The company currently makes Li-Ion battery pack of 5.76 KWh for its vehicles. Parallelly, Euler Motors has set up charging and service stations, combining hardware and software play bringing components like powertrain control system, battery and thermal management system, telematics and data-driven approach to fine-tune performance, and improve efficiencies of last-mile logistics. The company has also installed over 70 electric vehicle charging stations within Delhi-NCR.

Euler Motors is founded by Saurav Kumar who previously co-founded Cube26 Software Pvt. Ltd, a mobile technology platform that was acquired by Paytm at the beginning of 2018. Talking about the plans and approach of the company, MrSaurav Kumar, Founder and CEO, Euler Motors said, “Euler Motors is working towards providing sustainable last-mile transportation by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.  We understand the challenges of the sector, but we believe that our indigenously created battery pack and upcoming innovation in light commercial vehicle will set industry standard and thereby helping ecommerce companies, logistics providers and independent fleet owner.”

Mr. Arpit Agarwal, part of the investment team at Blume Ventures, said, “Alongside being electric, vehicles are increasingly becoming autonomous, shared and connected. It brings a whole new paradigm in the automotive industry that incumbents are not fully prepared for. Euler Motors represents a new crop of auto companies that are born in software first era. Saurav and the team were able to understand the paradigm of Total Cost of Ownership parity ahead of the market and built a product with a business model that has no parallel in India. As a result, they have seen demand of their products far exceeding their production capacity. We have immense faith in their ability to build this business quickly to a scale that will make them synonymous with commercial electric vehicles in India”.

The range of the current commercial cargo electric vehicles are 80-100 KMs, depending on the load on the vehicles and has the total capacity to carry 500 Kgs weight.  The company performs its research, manufacturing, and assembly from its two centres in Faridabad, Haryana and Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi.  

Wednesday, 31 July 2019


Mumbai- July 30, 2019: Union Bank of India has reduced Marginal Cost of Funds- based Lending rate (MCLR) upto 20 basis points across various tenors. Our bank has reduced both overnight and one month MCLR to 8.10% from 8.25% and 8.30% respectively. Three months and six months MCLR has been reduced by 10 bps to 8.25% and 8.35%. One year MCLR will come down from 8.55% to 8.50%. “As a result, interest rates on all loans linked to MCLR stand reduced upto 20 basis points with effect from 1 August 2019”. This is the second rate cut by our bank since June 2019. “Taking a cue from the latest measures announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and to support growth of the economy, we have reduced lending rates upto 20 bps across various tenors”.

The rates effective from 1st August, 2019 are as follows:-

MCLR (%)
Overnight MCLR
1 Month MCLR
3 Months MCLR
6 Months MCLR
1 year MCLR

Atul Nishar Founder of Aptech launches ' Azent Overseas Education'

Azent Overseas Education- INR 250 Cr EdTech Startup; new
Atul Nishar
venture of Atul Nishar that redefines student experience
 State of the art tech driven advisory
 Students from across the country to benefit from online offline counselling
 Education corporate which revolutionizes overseas education currently dominated by
unorganized players
 Extensive use of Data Mining, AI, Analytics to help students choose the right education
 Virtual Reality for students to experience campus environment

Mumbai, 30 July 2019: Azent Overseas Education Limited, an online offline EdTech Startup founded by
Atul Nishar (Founder Hexaware Technologies Ltd and Aptech Ltd ) and his daughter Priyanka Nishar - an
alumnus of Harvard Business School and Cornell University seeks to disrupt the overseas education
advisory industry with extensive and effective use of innovative technology.
To study abroad is a life changing decision for Indian students. They need impartial guidance backed by a
good knowledge base and up to date information. Azent aims to offer these to the students by using
modern technology like AI, data mining etc. Azent focuses on diverse offerings, providing students the
best possible admissions guidance, while keeping in mind their individual strengths, to set them up for
future success.
“Azent is structured as a Public Limited company. This is one of a kind as distinguished from the
proprietary and partnership model that is prevalent in the advisory industry. We have planned an
investment of INR 250 Cr in cutting edge technologies, building of products and offerings, acquisition and
centre infrastructure.” said Atul Nishar, Founder, Azent Overseas Education.
Priyanka Nishar, Founder, Azent Overseas Education added, “Our students can access over 1200
universities across the world. We match students to the best possible universities where they will excel
in their programs. Our comprehensive list of scholarships will guide students and further their
The Azent Edge
As an entrepreneur Atul Nishar, has been an industry leader in both Education and IT Sectors, founding
companies which have established themselves both globally as well as in India. Priyanka Nishar(Founder),
having studied at Harvard Business School and Cornell University is best suited to provide guidance on
overseas education. Having worked with the Admissions Committee of New York University Stern School
of Business, Priyanka understands what universities are looking for from their ideal candidates. This dual

perspective coupled with use of cutting edge technology brings strong expertise in providing the right
guidance to students.
Adoption of Digital disruptive technologies
With its unique online offline business model, Azent aims at adopting digital means to transform
education advisory and student guidance. Its technology driven state-of-the-art centres in Mumbai,
Thane, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru will help students in selecting the right course and university
from over 1200 universities across USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland and
Singapore. Azent will also help them get continued support with applications, visas and pre- departure
With the effective use of technology, these services are not location specific. As more and more students
from smaller cities and towns decide to study overseas, many may not have the option of meeting
experienced counsellors face to face without travelling to their nearest city or centre. For such students,
Azent has an Online Counselling Centre, which offers the same one on interaction and attention, from
the convenience of their own homes. Students have “Any time anywhere access” and with the assistance
of proprietary tools and templates, Azent can support them seamlessly and effectively.
Azent offers immersive student experience and guidance through use of Virtual Reality (VR) at each of
its “Experience Centres”, which is a first of its kind for the overseas education industry. Students can
experience university campuses in Virtual Reality, have their questions answered by India’s first
admissions Chatbot, and meet with highly experienced counsellors to help with their decision making.


July 30 2019: 10 years old or 10 years young! As BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender, India's largest multi-genre music festival, heads to its 10th year celebration on the gorgeous hills of Meghalaya on 1-2 November 2019 and back to the city it calls home, Pune on 29 Nov - 1 December 2019.

The pre-sale is expected to go live early next month, with special prices for those Under 21.

Since its inception by OML 10 years ago, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender has featured over 600 artists from India and around the world, across a variety of genres to over 500,000 fans. The festival has evolved to become one of the country's most beloved musical weekends where thousands of fans and discerning music lovers converge for an unforgettable experience.

The 2018 edition witnessed performances by some of the most acclaimed international headliners and stellar names from the Indian music and comedy scene, including Joe Satriani, Poets of the Fall, Shubha Mudgal, Switchfoot, Salim-Sulaiman, God is an Astronaut, Nightmares On Wax, The Contortionist, Guthrie Govan, Shankar Mahadevan, FKJ, Zakir Khan, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Prashasti Singh, Kaneez Surka and a lot more.

Stay tuned for more information.

Artimas Fashions introduces one8 innerwear in collaboration with Virat Kohli

India, 29 July’2019: Artimas Fashions Private Limited and one8 by Virat Kohli have announced the official launch of the much-awaited one8 innerwear range today through e-commerce channels. The partnership between both the entities was facilitated by Cornerstone Sport, which exclusively represents the Indian Cricket Captain, Virat Kohli. The one8 innerwear has initially launched two ranges under, ‘Edge’and ‘Game’, which include innerwear varieties and socks in the premium category.

Artimas Fashions Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Lux Industries Ltd., is the official licensee for Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s one8 innerwear collection. Having announced the tie up with one8 in the previous year, the company has officially flagged off the brand on e-commerce today with a TVC campaign featuring Virat Kohli. This launch was planned post a year long conceptualization of marketing strategies and execution of the TVC to build better brand connect with the consumers.

Commenting on the launch of the innerwear products from one8, Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli said, “I am excited and optimistic about the launch of one8 innerwear. Today’s era is defined by the restless and dynamic youth of the nation, where style and flexibility go hand in hand with comfort. As a sports person I am extremely cautious when it comes to finding comfort both on and off field. The same ethos has been carried forward into the entire range of innerwear. With this launch, we not only aim to revolutionize the industry, but also intend to evolve identities synonymous with the brand.”

The brand offerings has been thoughtfully created for a generation, which is always on the move and believes in finding comfort in every situation. one8 innerwear’s marketing proposition primarily focuses on this aspect, where the brand is portrayed as the ideal representative of the restless youth. Staying true to brand philosophy, the subtle branding strikes a chord with the core messaging “Comfort for the Restless”.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nischal Puri, MD, Artimas Fashions Pvt. Ltd. said, “It took us more than fourteen months to conceptualize and finalize the concept for the one8 innerwear launch to align it with the fact that it is a brand, owned by one of the biggest youth icon for our time. The association aims to build exclusivity in the category amongst the youth since the brand conception is created on the dynamism and spirit of Virat as a personality. ”

“We are initially introducing the brand through e-commerce and we aim to launch it through physical retailers by next quarter. After tapping the innerwear market in India, we look forward to taking the brand international in the coming years”, he further added.

The men’s innerwear industry in India is marked at INR 15,000 crores, out of which INR 5,200 crore is dedicated to the middle and the premium market segments and one8 innerwear aims to position itself in this segment. With the initial market launch, the brand has unveiled its range through two collections, Edge and Game with prices starting at INR 181.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Saket Todi, Senior Vice President, Lux Industries Ltd. said, “We are extremely pleased and optimistic about the association with one8. We believe this association will not only redefine the industry but will also aim at evolving distinctiveness synonymous with the brand.”

Mr. Udit Todi, Senior Vice President, Lux Industries Ltd. added, “With the launch of one8 innerwear range, we look forward to a better brand connect with the consumers. We hope to offer a brand, which resonates the personality and ethos of the youth. We believe that it will become the most preferred brand in the premium category representing the youth of India.”

With an aim to redefine the innerwear comfort, the brand intends to fill the existing void in the premium innerwear market in terms of the product offering and marketing innovation & positioning. Virat, being the most prominent youth icon in India, looks forward to establishing brand one8 that resonates with his individual personality to fill this industry gap.                              

About Artimas Fashions Pvt. Ltd.:
Artimas Fashions Private Limited (AFPL) aims to rekindle men apparel and innerwear segments with a singular objective of offering consumer brands that reflect their lifestyle.
Artimas Fashions Private Limited has exclusive license for One8 innerwear and loungewear and also owns Actimaxx – the active wear brand. Headquartered in Kolkata, AFPL has 100% in-house manufacturing capabilities and has an installed capacity of more than 3 million garments per annum. 

Virat Kohli Foundation supports Sumit Nagal (Indian Tennis Player)

Sumit Nagal breaks into the ATP top 200 men's singles ranking reaching a career high of 196. He has climbed 289 points in the last 8 months.

This achievement comes a year and a half after he started receiving support from the Virat Kohli Foundation. 

The foundation's Athlete Development Program has been sponsoring Sumit's training expenses in Germany, tournaments, nutrition and every other requirement that is necessary for him to develop as a world-class  tennis player. 

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Comedy Night With Vaibhav Sethia At Esora

Beat your Monday blues at Esora as they are hosting Comedy Night with Vaibhav Sethia who is known to share the humor that he sees in
his past experiences through stories and extrapolations of his own
Book your tickets on Book My Show & Insider.In

Date: Monday, 29th July, 2019
Time: 8pm onwards
Venue: Esora, First Floor, Commerz II, Oberoi Garden City, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai - 400063.
Price: INR 500 per person (excluding GST)


About Esora

From grabbing a quick breakfast or a warm lunch with family , a beer with a friend or share a dessert with your other half, an elegant meal with business partners or a peaceful tea just by yourself with some good music. Esora has it all.
They believe in rejuvenating the food and beverage culture ; with all the little time we’ve got left in this world and hence “Esora”

Their culinary expedition began when we came across the word ‘Ya Esora’ which means ‘It’s time To’ in Latin.
Penchant for Esora led us to discovering that Jeff Benner depicted rejuvenation in paleo hebrew (Bible) with the word ‘Yehsora’
This enticed them to use ‘Esora’ to redefine the F&B art.
The skillfully crafted menu is curated keeping in mind the fare, suitable for all. They want to be the restaurant choice for everyone combining an intriguing atmosphere with extraordinary food.

What’s more? The menu comprises of dishes which are nutritionally fit and suggested by experts which appeal to a wide and varied clientele.
The quality of ingredients will never leave you disappointed. Except discovering wishing you had more appetite!
‘ESORA’ is harmony of every interest, an amalgamation of creativity & space for everyone and the perfect place when customers need that 'little extra.'

Agriculture Minister, Shri Surya Pratap Shahi advises banks to accelerate KCC Campaign in Uttar Pradesh

In a special meeting held at Uttar Pradesh Regional Office of NABARD at Lucknow to review the progress under ambitious campaign to provide Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to all eligible farmers in the state, Shri Surya Pratap Shahi, Agriculture Minister, advised RRBs and Cooperative banks to further step up their efforts in association with Agriculture & Revenue departments of the State Govt to issue planned 25 lakh fresh KCCs to farmers by 31 July 2019. He advised Chiefs of the banks that the State Govt was proactive to waive the overdue loans of farmers to enable easing of NPA position of banks and facilitating flow of fresh KCC loans to farmers. He said that under PM Kisan Samman Yojana, farmers are also receiving income support and maximum farmers covered under the scheme are from Uttar Pradesh. He exhorted banks to adopt positive approach for purveying higher credit flow to agriculture sector for its sustained growth and enhancing farmers income. He also advised the officials of agricultuire department to mobilise KCC loan applications from all eligible farmers together with verified land records for facilitating banks to sanction loans. He further said that in view of ongoing Kharif sowing, the process must be expedited and KCC loans be covered under insurance under PMFBY.
Speaking at the meeting Shri S A Pande, CGM NABARD, exhorted that both the grassroots level Govt machinery and bank branches must work in tandem to achieve the KCC target in the available short span of time. He further advised the cooperative banks to make best use of their outreach through cooperative societies to extend KCCs to all eligible farmer members. He informed that both RRBs and cooperative banks are expected to achieve around 8.50 lakh fresh KCCs which would be 1/3rd of State’s target of 25 lakh.  He advised that KCCs may also be extended to persons pursuing animal husbandry and fishery. 
  The SLBC convenor , Dr. Ramjass Yadav, GM, Bank of Baroda informed that a total number of 16672 camps have been organised within 02 weeks of the campaign wherein, total of 47268 fresh KCCs have been issued by all the banks in State. He exhorted banks and Govt agencies to double their efforts to reach the target and report data on a portal specially designed by the SLBC.
Shri Andra Vamsi, IAS, Additional RCS advised cooperative banks to seek this opportunity to cover maximum eligible farmers under KCC in their area of operation and achieve the targets within stipulated time.
Responding to the expectations of the minister, the Chiefs of RRBs and Cooperative Banks assured that with the active cooperation of agriculture and revenue departments, every effort would be made to achieve the target of issuing fresh KCC assigned to them.

NXP helps young minds to innovate for the future

  • Launches the Season 1 of the unique challenge for its employees kids of 10 years onwards
  • 15  winners in different categories across all its centers in Noida, Bangalore and Hyderabad
  • Innovative ideas and creative project execution were at display for the audience
National, July 26th, 2019: NXP India one of the largest design centers for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), today conducted its one of the most aspirational project, ‘YOUNG INNOVATOR DESIGN CHALLENGE 2019’ across its 3 centers in Noida, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Young Innovator Design Challenge was crafted specifically for the children of NXP employees, to provide them with an opportunity to learn and imbibe the knowledge and passion for electronics and software.
The event kickstarted in May 2019, which saw the participation of 115+ students across India, belonging to the 6th – 12thstandard, who were then invited for the training session at the NXP campus. During the session, the young minds were mentored by the experts about the NXP based Microbit kits and the challenge was to convert the innovative ideas into working prototypes using the Microbit Kits.

After two long months, post rigorous scrutiny and filtering at the each round, 30 children were shortlisted for the grand finale and were invited to present live demos of their prototypes to the external jury. The eager contestants were evaluated on their confidence, overall understanding of the concept, final demos , presentation and communication skills and finally 15 students emerged victorious under multiple categories. There were eminent industry experts who were invited as member of the jury for the grand finale.

While congratulating the winners, Sanjay Gupta (India Head), Vice President and India Country Manager NXP said, “We were amazed to see how the young minds could come up with such innovative concepts. NXP encourages more efforts like these to develop country’s future entrepreneurs and innovators. It was a learning process not just for the students but also for us, as there was exchange of ideas from both the sides. We are planning to come up with similar events in the future to nurture young minds and develop a symbiotic relationship between the tech industry and them”.

Innovative prototypes:
With lot of enthusiasm, kids exhibited some marvelous prototypes such as Smart ROBO car, a juvenile tracker device, automated pet feeder, food freshness detector and many more. The story behind these innovative ideas are equally interesting. For Reetam Chowdhury from Hyderabad, who won second prize for creating a water flow sensor says he came up with his idea because his grandmother used to check for water in taps every five minutes.

Winners details:

Centre: Noida
Category 1: Junior category (6th to 8th Class)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
Ishaan Gupta
Arin Singh
Arnav Gupta
Project Title
Smart ROBO Car
Juvenile tracker device
Smart watch
Category 2: Senior category (9th – 12th Class)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
Akshat Sharma
Anmol Rao
Archit Jain
Project Title
Smart Home: The future homes
Road roughness index
Jury Award - Best Product Demo Award
Winner Name
Divyam Sood
Project Title
Automated pet feeder
Jury Award - Most Innovative Idea Award
Winner Name
Vani Sethi
Project Title
Food freshness detector

Centre: Bangalore
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
Dweep Joshipura
Sreerag Vadde
Esha Shirwal
Project Title
Efficient and optimized irrigation system for large firms and gardens
Accident detector
Tremor detector
Jury Award - Most Innovative Idea Award
Winner Name
Sara Johary
Project Title
Ingenious bottle holder

Centre: Hyderabad
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
C Niel Joisah
Reetam Chowdhury
Vishal Sriram K
Project Title
Smart irrigation system
Water flow sensor
Smart security lock

NXP India, the largest R&D center of NXP Semiconductors Pvt Ltd with over 2000 design engineers across India, is an employee focused organization driving and supporting the innovation from the forefront in the country. The objective of such events is to challenge the young minds to expand their creative ability and lay the foundation stone for tomorrow. These events will open plethora of options in front of our next generation and will drive their interest towards the field of engineering, creating innovative solutions for our existing problems eventually leading to a well-equipped workforce in the country.