Entries for online all-India inter-school drawing competition invited

The 8th annual online pan-India Inter-school Drawing Competition 2019 titled ‘Perception’ has been organised by the Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP) with Niki Hingad Art Foundation (NHAF) and Rotary Club of Midcity, District 3141. Students from all over the country are invited to take part in the online art-drawing contest.

The themes for the competition are: My World (My perception of an ideal world), The Right to a Healthy Life (Cancer- awareness), Save Water and Surrealistic World. The artwork is required to be hand-painted in any choice of medium using colours and base materials. It should be submitted to [email protected] or [email protected] on or before 7th May 2019.

“Art is the product of set beliefs, traditions and thinking across the world. Through this initiative, we hope to encourage all young artists to become socially aware of their environment and advance their knowledge about the right to lead a healthy life. We believe that art is a sole journey from an artist’s mind to the heart and has its own language of self-expression. This year’s themes are aimed at seeking subjective interpretations of children’s perspectives through their paintings,” says Ms. Niki Hingad, Founder, NHAF.

The competition is divided into two phases. In the first phase NHAF will receive the paintings from the participants, duly attested by their schools, along with other relevant information via email. In the second phase, the selected entries will be informed and these students will then have to courier the original paintings to the NHAF Office in Mumbai, which will be evaluated for the winning entry. All results will be declared by 15th May 2019 through print and social media, CFBP-NHAF’s FB page and website -www.nhaf.co.in

All selected paintings of Phase 2 of the competition will compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and consolation positions. The entries will be segregated age-wise in four categories including ‘Veni A’ consisting of children between 5 and 7 years, ‘Veni B’ between 8 and 10 years, ‘Vidi’ for students aged 11 to 13 years and Vici for 14 to 17-year-olds. All paintings are to be duly attested by students’ respective schools and accompanied by student’s name, age, competition category (Veni A, Veni B, Vidi or Vici), topic, address, contact number(s), email ID, school name, school’s email ID and student’s recent age ID proof. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges from the Sir J. J. School of Art fraternity and will be rated on the basis of creativity and originality of the artwork.
The winners across all four age groups will be awarded medals and certificates and bestowed the title of ‘Art Maestro’ by the NHAF. The specially-abled students or students participating through NGOs too will be awarded the same honours.

CFBP, NHAF, Rotary club of Midcity, District 3141, Mumbai, along with Bhagwan Mahavir Cancer Care Hospital, Jaipur, have joined hands to do their bit in raising awareness amongst all children.

CFBP strives to spread its message to create awareness about Fair Business Practices amongst businessmen and associations through talks, workshops and seminars in order to maintain the highest ethical standards in business professions, supporting the objectives to promote fair business practices and create consumer awareness, giving consumer their right to voice their concerns.

About Niki Hingad Art Foundation:

NHAF commemorates the success of 15 years in the world of children’s art education. The foundation aims to create a difference in the world of art by rejecting all old banal practices of art introduction amongst children, which we claim to kill the creativity of a child, who is a born artist. Instilling the idea of art without boundaries,
NHAF’s aim is to ignite an immense interest in the perception of art in the younger generation. These activities are held in various schools and in various nature camps. They include special artist level courses in sketching, charcoal, calligraphy, pen and ink, clay modelling, watercolours, acrylic colours, landscape, portraits, still life, sculptures, etc. All children from 5 – 17 years are benefitted with all these courses.

For more details, please call 022-2281272, Monday to Friday between 10 am – 5 pm, or connect through NHAF Facebook account for updates.

The 8th annual online pan-India Inter-school Drawing Competition 2019 titled ‘Perception’ has been organised by the Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP) with Niki Hingad Art Foundation (NHAF) and Rotary Club of Midcity, District 3141. Students from all over the country are invited to take part in the online art-drawing contest.

The themes for the competition are: My World (My perception of an ideal world), The Right to a Healthy Life (Cancer- awareness), Save Water and Surrealistic World. The artwork is required to be hand-painted in any choice of medium using colours and base materials. It should be submitted to [email protected] or [email protected] on or before 7th May 2019.

“Art is the product of set beliefs, traditions and thinking across the world. Through this initiative, we hope to encourage all young artists to become socially aware of their environment and advance their knowledge about the right to lead a healthy life. We believe that art is a sole journey from an artist’s mind to the heart and has its own language of self-expression. This year’s themes are aimed at seeking subjective interpretations of children’s perspectives through their paintings,” says Ms. Niki Hingad, Founder, NHAF.

The competition is divided into two phases. In the first phase NHAF will receive the paintings from the participants, duly attested by their schools, along with other relevant information via email. In the second phase, the selected entries will be informed and these students will then have to courier the original paintings to the NHAF Office in Mumbai, which will be evaluated for the winning entry. All results will be declared by 15th May 2019 through print and social media, CFBP-NHAF’s FB page and website -www.nhaf.co.in

All selected paintings of Phase 2 of the competition will compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and consolation positions. The entries will be segregated age-wise in four categories including ‘Veni A’ consisting of children between 5 and 7 years, ‘Veni B’ between 8 and 10 years, ‘Vidi’ for students aged 11 to 13 years and Vici for 14 to 17-year-olds. All paintings are to be duly attested by students’ respective schools and accompanied by student’s name, age, competition category (Veni A, Veni B, Vidi or Vici), topic, address, contact number(s), email ID, school name, school’s email ID and student’s recent age ID proof. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges from the Sir J. J. School of Art fraternity and will be rated on the basis of creativity and originality of the artwork.
The winners across all four age groups will be awarded medals and certificates and bestowed the title of ‘Art Maestro’ by the NHAF. The specially-abled students or students participating through NGOs too will be awarded the same honours.

CFBP, NHAF, Rotary club of Midcity, District 3141, Mumbai, along with Bhagwan Mahavir Cancer Care Hospital, Jaipur, have joined hands to do their bit in raising awareness amongst all children.

CFBP strives to spread its message to create awareness about Fair Business Practices amongst businessmen and associations through talks, workshops and seminars in order to maintain the highest ethical standards in business professions, supporting the objectives to promote fair business practices and create consumer awareness, giving consumer their right to voice their concerns.

About Niki Hingad Art Foundation:

NHAF commemorates the success of 15 years in the world of children’s art education. The foundation aims to create a difference in the world of art by rejecting all old banal practices of art introduction amongst children, which we claim to kill the creativity of a child, who is a born artist. Instilling the idea of art without boundaries,
NHAF’s aim is to ignite an immense interest in the perception of art in the younger generation. These activities are held in various schools and in various nature camps. They include special artist level courses in sketching, charcoal, calligraphy, pen and ink, clay modelling, watercolours, acrylic colours, landscape, portraits, still life, sculptures, etc. All children from 5 – 17 years are benefitted with all these courses.

For more details, please call 022-2281272, Monday to Friday between 10 am – 5 pm, or connect through NHAF Facebook account for updates.

Probe foreign jobs racket: PMK

The PMK youth wing on Wednesday urged the police department to create a separate team to investigate and attend to the complaints about fraudulant companies who cheat job aspirants by making false promises of jobs abroad.

In a petition submitted to the City Police Commissioner Sumit Saran, PMK youth wing in-charge, Ashok Srinidhi, claimed that many such companies had cheated youths, who wanted to work abroad, by taking huge money.

Stating that the cheated youths had claimed that complaints were not registered at police stations, he said the department should provide. separate telephone number and also social media like WhatsApp so that they can lodge the complaints.

He said such companies have been flourishing for the last few years by cheating hundreds of youths of lakhs of rupees. Some of the youths land in companies which pay lowest salary and make them work as virtual slaves there.

Coimbatore : The PMK youth wing on Wednesday urged the police department to create a separate team to investigate and attend to the complaints about fraudulant companies who cheat job aspirants by making false promises of jobs abroad.

In a petition submitted to the City Police Commissioner Sumit Saran, PMK youth wing in-charge, Ashok Srinidhi, claimed that many such companies had cheated youths, who wanted to work abroad, by taking huge money.

Stating that the cheated youths had claimed that complaints were not registered at police stations, he said the department should provide. separate telephone number and also social media like WhatsApp so that they can lodge the complaints.

He said such companies have been flourishing for the last few years by cheating hundreds of youths of lakhs of rupees. Some of the youths land in companies which pay lowest salary and make them work as virtual slaves there.

Ganga Hospital wins five major awards

Ganga Hospital wins five major awards in the recently concluded Asia Pacific Spine Society conference.

Ganga Hospital wins five major awards in the recently concluded Asia Pacific Spine Society conference.

Aegon Life and MobiKwik Partner to Launch a Rs. 20 Smart Digital Insurance Product

Business Wire India
In a bid to enable financial inclusion and ease of buying for the Indian masses, Aegon Life Insurance, pioneer of digital insurance in India and MobiKwik, India’s leading FinTech Company, have joined hands to launch a Rs. 20 smart digital insurance product. The strategic partners have announced the launch of an assorted insurance product called the Aegon Life Group Term Plus Plan with both Death and Accidental Disability Benefit, available exclusively on MobiKwik App. One can purchase this plan by paying as little as Rs. 20 in premium for a sum assured of Rs. 2 lakhs which includes term insurance and accidental disability.
 
MobiKwik has created a lightning fast, fully digital in-app purchase flow on its App for this new smart insurance product. Buyers have the option to choose from 3 Sum Assured variants of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 1.5 lakh and Rs. 2 lakhs, which are bundled with an additional Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 1.5 lakh and Rs. 2 lakhs of Accident Disability, at no additional cost. The policy can be availed at a premium of Rs. 20, Rs. 30 and Rs. 40 respectively and is issued instantly.
 
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Vineet Arora, MD and CEO, Aegon Life Insurance said, “Digital has always been intrinsic to our DNA. Being Direct-to-Customer, we wanted to be closer to our customers and design offerings that are better suited to their needs. This association with MobiKwik further fortifies Aegon Life's commitment to provide innovative and need-based insurance solutions to everyone via the online channel.” 
 
He further adds, "One of the key benefits of buying Insurance from a digital platform is quick processing. Since the process is entirely digital, the on-boarding of the customer happens in a couple of minutes with immediate issuance of the cover. With this partnership, we expect to expand the reach for term insurance solution and avoid procrastination to become an excuse for not securing yourself and your loved ones."
 
Added Ms. Upasana Taku, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, MobiKwik, “Since our recent foray into digital insurance, we have leveraged the power of partnerships to roll out smart insurance products for our customers. These products are designed in-line with our vision to impact ‘Bharat’, the real India, and improve the insurance penetration in India which is currently 3.7%. We are committed to launch smart insurance products that are 1) simple to understand for first-time buyers, 2) at price points which are affordable for all, and 3) can be purchased fearlessly via quick in-app experiences. Insurance as a Vertical has been one of our star performers and is growing exponentially month over month. We are bullish about this smart insurance product launched in partnership with Aegon Life and are confident that it will receive an extremely positive response from ‘Bharat’.”
Source: Businesswire

Action damded against fradulent firms promising jobs abroad

PMK Youth Wing members handed over a petition to the City Police Commissioner Sumith Saran seeking against firms that cheat students by promosing job abroad.

PMK Youth Wing members handed over a petition to the City Police Commissioner Sumith Saran seeking against firms that cheat students by promosing job abroad.

SugarCRM Announces Game-Changing Product Enhancements to Accelerate Growth, Improve Business Performance and Deliver Exceptional Customer Experiences

Business Wire India

SugarCRM Inc.®, the company that helps organizations build better business relationships, today announced several new platform capabilities to help companies to accelerate their business growth. These new capabilities will enable them to resolve customer issues quickly, collaborate more effectively, make faster and more informed decisions about their customers, eliminate time-consuming manual processes, expand real-time mobile access to critical customer information – and do all of this on the new, blazing-fast Sugar 9 platform.

 

“With these significant enhancements, our customers can now collaborate and communicate more effectively, know more about their customers to quickly make better decisions and confidently transact more business with faster quotes, more automation and rock-solid SOC 2 compliance. Most importantly, we have boosted system performance to new heights, enabling customers to process up to 70% more transactions without investing in new hardware,” says Rich Green, chief technology officer and chief products officer at SugarCRM.

 

Empowering customers to accelerate sales from first call to go-live is at the heart of the new Sugar 9 release. “As a business accelerator and innovator, we have a mandate to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations and to thrill them with rapid delivery of new products and capabilities, feature enhancements and performance improvements,” said Green. “We’ve upped our game big time in Sugar 9, anchoring every new capability on acceleration and demonstrating our commitment to evolving and enhancing the user-experience.”

 

New enhancements to help customers collaborate more, know more, do more, sell more, protect more and go faster include:

 

  • Collaborate more: New email and comments log features enable customer service representatives to collaborate more effectively, resolve customer issues faster and increase customer satisfaction by providing a more unified and consistent service experience.
  • Know more: With more than 110 new out-of-the-box reports, more than 60 new chart visualizations and advanced reporting capabilities, customers now can harness the data in Sugar to make better and more informed decisions and optimize their sales and support operations.
  • Do more: Workflow automation has been taken to a new level with advanced capabilities in the new SugarBPMTM. Customers now can build new process automations faster and more reliably, automate workflows to ensure time-sensitive deals are processed more quickly and eliminate tedious manual steps to focus their teams on revenue-growth activities.
  • Sell more: To make it faster and easier for customers to sell more, Sugar 9 enables them to create fully customized and personalized quotes, quickly add most frequently quoted line items using the Product Catalog Quickpicks Dashlet and access all of this on mobile devices.
  • Protect more: To help protect customers, the company has bolstered its security organizational processes and evidence gathering capabilities. As a result, SugarCRM has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit, providing third-party validation of the company’s commitment to protecting customers and customer information.
  • Go faster: New optimizations improve performance by 7x, making Sugar 9 one of the fastest solutions on the market today. Customers now can process up to 70% more transactions using the same hardware, giving them a competitive edge to close business faster, win more customers and achieve business growth objectives.

To learn more about Sugar 9, view this highlights video featuring Zac Sprackett, senior vice president of product management for SugarCRM.

 

About SugarCRM

 

SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most empowering, adaptable and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) solution on the market. Unlike traditional CRM solutions that focus primarily on management and reporting, Sugar empowers the individual, coordinating the actions of customer-facing employees and equipping them with the right information at the right time to transform the customer experience.

 

Based in Silicon Valley, SugarCRM is backed by Accel-KKR. More than 2 million individuals in over 120 countries rely on SugarCRM.

 

To learn more visit http://www.sugarcrm.com or follow @SugarCRM.

 

NOTE: SugarCRM and the SugarCRM logo are registered trademarks of SugarCRM Inc. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

 

 

 

 


Source: Businesswire

Wirecard Expands Partnership With India's RBL Bank to Further Drive Financial Inclusion

Business Wire India

  • Consumers now benefit from cash withdrawals, deposits and balance enquiries at Wirecard’s nationwide retail agent network
  • The new services are powered by India’s Aadhaar Enabled Payment Services (AEPS) to enable customer identification at the point-of-sale

Wirecard, the global innovation leader in digital financial technology, announced today an expanded partnership with RBL Bank to promote financial inclusion in India. This partnership will make digital payment and banking transactions more readily accessible to all Indian citizens, including those living in remote areas.
 
In partnership with RBL, Wirecard will empower its retail agents, who serve as customer service representatives in various areas across the country, to enable the financially underserved to access basic payment and banking services. These include cash withdrawals and deposits as well as balance enquiries. Currently, there are nearly 5,000 agents enrolled in the program. Consumers will only need their local Aadhaar identification number – a biometric database that provides a unique identity to each Indian citizen and can be linked to a bank account – to access those services through Wirecard’s retail agents. The service is available to all Indian citizens with an Aadhaar number linked to a bank account. Today, around 90% of India’s population has an Aadhaar number, and 80% of adults have bank accounts.
 
Wirecard provides hundreds of thousands of people daily with access to affordable financial services and other related services such as ticketing, mobile top-up, insurance or logistics through its nation-wide retail agent network and offers tens of thousands of retailers the opportunity to earn extra money by driving financial inclusion in India. With the extended partnership with RBL Bank, Wirecard’s retail agents can now offer an even broader range of digital financial services.
 
“Our extended partnership with RBL Bank will help bring even more essential transaction services to both urban and rural residents India-wide, regardless of their bank. As a leading digital financial services provider, we are excited to support this innovative solution,” said Anil Kapur, Managing Director India at Wirecard. “Together with RBL Bank, we are addressing the needs of consumers who demand quick and secure financial services, no matter where they are located.”
Source: Businesswire

Two reports on technical textiles ready

The Textile Ministry has prepared two reports on how to utilize the potential of technical textiles for the consideration of the new government at the Centre, a top official said Wednesday.

The ministry has entrusted the task of preparing the reports to two organizations, including the NITI Ayog. Both the reports are ready for being forwarded to the new government next month, Textile Secretary Raghavendra Singh said here.

Addressing the ‘National Conclave on Technical Textiles’ here,Singh said that reports focussed on the special utility of the technical textiles and on how to enhance this for other products.

Though there was a great potential for the technical textiles, the industry was yet to tap it. It needed to carry out a baseline survey to get the exact data, he said.

Besides, Centres of Excellence on technical textiles across India including two in the city, have more than 600 prototypes of the products, which the industry failed to adopt, he pointed out.

Another major need was skilling the people in the sector. The ministry plans to use the NTC Mills, some of which are lying idle, for this purpose, Singh said.

DRDO Life Sciences Director General, Ajay Kumar Singh said that there was tremendous potential for technical textile in the defence sector and also’ agriculture sectors, particulalrly for the use of soldiers and aircraft.

There was high demand for bullet proof jackets, fire retardants and also net and garments in the agricultural sector to prevent mosquitoes and insecticides, he said.

The conclave was organised by Indian Technical Textile Association, Southern India MIlls Association and Indian Texpreneurs Federation, in which nearly 200 delegates participated.

Coimbatore : The Textile Ministry has prepared two reports on how to utilize the potential of technical textiles for the consideration of the new government at the Centre, a top official said Wednesday.

The ministry has entrusted the task of preparing the reports to two organizations, including the NITI Ayog. Both the reports are ready for being forwarded to the new government next month, Textile Secretary Raghavendra Singh said here.

Addressing the ‘National Conclave on Technical Textiles’ here,Singh said that reports focussed on the special utility of the technical textiles and on how to enhance this for other products.

Though there was a great potential for the technical textiles, the industry was yet to tap it. It needed to carry out a baseline survey to get the exact data, he said.

Besides, Centres of Excellence on technical textiles across India including two in the city, have more than 600 prototypes of the products, which the industry failed to adopt, he pointed out.

Another major need was skilling the people in the sector. The ministry plans to use the NTC Mills, some of which are lying idle, for this purpose, Singh said.

DRDO Life Sciences Director General, Ajay Kumar Singh said that there was tremendous potential for technical textile in the defence sector and also’ agriculture sectors, particulalrly for the use of soldiers and aircraft.

There was high demand for bullet proof jackets, fire retardants and also net and garments in the agricultural sector to prevent mosquitoes and insecticides, he said.

The conclave was organised by Indian Technical Textile Association, Southern India MIlls Association and Indian Texpreneurs Federation, in which nearly 200 delegates participated.

350 kg fruits artifically ripened by carbide seized

350 kg fruits including mangoes, sweet lime and orange artifically ripened using carbide was seized by FSSAI officials in Coimbatore

350 kg fruits including mangoes, sweet lime and orange artifically ripened using carbide was seized by FSSAI officials in Coimbatore