Wednesday, January 17, 2018

KNIGHT FRANK LAUNCHED HALF YEARLY REPORT
"INDIA REAL ESTATE".

Knight Frank launched their eighth edition of its half yearly report
"India Real Estate".It presents a comprehensive analysis of the
residential and office market performance of Bengaluru for the
period July- December,2017 (H2 2017).

Speaking about the findings,Mr.Shantanu Mazumder,Senior Branch
Director-Bengaluru said," Bengaluru's residential market has been impacted
by a variety of factors impacting both demand & supply.Residential sales have 
witnessed a 34% YoY decline in H2 2017 over H2 2016.On the launches front 
though the declining trend began since 2014,the rate of decline was never as
marked as in 2017 as the new supply nosedived by a mammoth 71% from the
peak witnessed in 2013.North & South zones have witnessed maximum curtailment 
of new launches registering a YoY decline of 66% & 52% respectively in H2 2017
as developers put new projects on the back burner whilst they prioritised RERA
compliance.On a YoY basis too ,Overall city launches declined by 37% in H2 2017.".

All cities witnessed fall in launches YoY,  Hyderabad worst hit.

SURE SUCCESS INTENSIVE - ONE LIFE ACADEMY.

One Life Academy announces its program " Sure Success Intensive" on 20th
and 21st January,2018 at ITC My Fortune,M.G.Road,Bengaluru.

One Life Academy is started by Mr.Suresh Babu,& he  is the founder Director.
He is a Certified Performance Coach & an author of "Xcellence in Xecution",
a book to be launched soon. Mr.Suresh Babu graduated from Siddaganga
Institute of Technology & he was a only Indian on stage in Florida,USA,
representing Microsoft Global Delivery,during excellence in Delivery 
Management Summit (xDM) at Orlando.

Sure Success Intensive is to support entrepreneurs,leaders & executives to
know themselves better and covert their dreams into reality through
ACTionable plan.

For more information,Please contact,Mr.Suresh Babu,One Life Academy,
9945226624. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

                                    MAHINDRA MUTUAL FUND LAUNCHES
                                    MAHINDRA UNNATI EMERGING BUSINESS YOJANA.


Mr.Ashutosh Bishnoi,MD& CEO Mahindra AMC addressing media.
    New Fund Offer opens for initial subscription on 8th January,2018 closes on 22nd   January,2018.                      

   It is  a Mid cap fund predominantly investing in mid cap companies  
 listed on  Stock Exchanges ( both NSE & BSE).

   Addressing media, Mr.Ashutosh Bishnoi,MD & CEO,Mahindra AMCsaid,"Indian
  economy is  poised for a multi year growth phase leading to shifting of market share
  from unorganised to organised sector in highly fragmented consumer segments
  bringing nation's progress closer to every household.In a relatively sluggish macro
  growth environment Mid Cap Companies have shown higher earnings growth 
  compared to large caps. We do see enough scope for stock specific investment
  opportunities in the mid cap space.The fund would give investors an oppurtunity
  to participate in the growth story of today's emerging companies which have the
  potential to become market leaders in future.".

  The scheme is suitable for investors who seek long term capital appreciation.The
  scheme would invest minimum 65% in Mid Cap Companies & upto 35% in stocks
  other than mid cap.

Friday, January 5, 2018

BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA-BUILDING INDIA

XXVIII All India Covention from 19th TO 21st January,2018 at the
Clarks Exotica,Bengaluru.


The Covention will be flagged off by Mr.Venkaiah Naidu,Vice President
of India.

Addressing media,Mr.H.N.Vijaya Raghava Reddy,National President,BAI
said," BAI has identified nine core issues affecting the sector & will drive for
regulations with the state & central governments.When addressed,they will help 
better organise the sector,which is a major contributor to India's GDP employing
more than 35 million workers.

Listing out the details of the Convention,Mr.Bhisma R Radhakrishnan,Convention
Chairman,BAI said,"Deliberations,workshops,focussed group sessions and exhibition
of latest equipment,materials & construction technology will be the focus.This is a
platform for Builders,contractors and stakeholders to foster networking and forge 
domestic & International collaboration".Mr.B.Seeniah,Chief Patron,BAI urged 
the government to set up a Cement Regulatory Authority to control the pricing &
prevent cartelisation by Cement Manufacturers & unfair practices, If a 
regulatory mechanism is in place,the cost of house construction can be 
reduced to Rs.50/per Sq.ft making housing affordable for all '.

Friday, December 29, 2017

REALTY SECTOR IN 2017 & OUTLOOK FOR 2018 IN BENGALURU.

The Realty sector saw many changes during 2017 due to RERA & changes
brought in GST.The Realty sector underwent many ups & downs in 2017.
The demonetisation of old currency also hit the Realty sector.The outlook
for 2018 seems to be better than in 2017.The views of few leading players
in the Realty sector are given below:

Mr.Adarsh Narahari, Secretary,CREDAI,Bengaluru.

RERA,is a landmark Act making the Industry  more transparent & Consumer
focused will improve the standards in the industry.The Act aims to make the Industry
more organised  sector from the relatively unorganised sector.In 2018, we expect a
recovery in the industry with all the pent up demand coming to play.We expect the
prices to go up as there were very few launches in the previous year & a fair amount
of ready to move projects.More Corporate players will enter the industry as it will be 
more transparent & the fly by night  players will leave the industry.

Further more,we expect the new verticals in the industry such as senior living, student
housing & co living spaces to become more mainstream.

Mr.Vishwa Pratap Desu, Senior Vice President,Sales & Marketing.

RERA created a temporary respite in sales as developers were recouping & customers 
were waiting for things to settle down.Now,as it has settled down,we expect the 
customers to come back.Brigade group as always took the leadership position 
and expect 2018  to be much better & see a revival in the industry.

Mr.C.N.Govindaraju,Chairman & Managing Director,Vaishnavi Group.

The Bangalore Real state market showed very good resilience.The absorption of
commercial real estate continues to be encouraging.The steady demand for commercial
Real estate will act as feeder for residential real estate.Residential project  launches 
will pick up albeit at a slow pace.A clearer understanding of RERA & GST by the
customers will augur well for the residential sector in 2018.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

INSTITUTE OF BIOINFORMATICS & APPLIED TECHNOLOGY  
                                                             &
THE LAKSHMI MITTAL SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE-HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

Held a Two week course on Genomics in Healthcare & Translational Research for
young scientists from across India. From over 200 applications,25 undergraduate,
graduate & doctoral students from across India were selected to participate in a
residential Two week hands on workshop in "Genomics in Helathcare & Translational
Research" from December,10-23,2017.This workshop was under the aegis of the B4 
(Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings)program,funded by the Department of 
Bio Technology,Government of India,and supported by the IT?BT Department,
Government of Karnataka.

The aim of the genomics workshop was to introduce talented Indian students to the
emerging areas of genomics & enable them to explore the power & excitement of
Next Generation Sequencing technologies to address clinically relevant research.
Distinguished faculty & post doctoral fellows from Institutions such as Boston
University,Harvard,Broad Institute,ACTREC (Mumbai).IGIB (Delhi),CCMB
(Hyderabad),IISC & NCBS (Bangalore ) trained the participants on both the
experimental aspects of genomic sequencing & computational analysis of 
sequencing data through didactic research lectures & hands -on sessions.The
workshop concluded on December,23 with a panel discussion on Genomics-
Trends & Opportunities.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

EVEREST LAUNCHES TECHNICAL MANUAL ON PRE ENGINEERED BUILDINGS.

The Company completes 35,00,000 Sq.ft of industrial infrastructure construction
in Karnataka.

The first of its kind Technical manual was unveiled by Everest Industries Limited.
The manual developed by the Company in close consultation with industry stakeholders
like leading consultants,architects,engineers,project managers,government institutions
& industry experts.The Everest Pre- engineered Steel buildings are widely used in
industrial & commercial infrastructure.Everest Steel building solutions has already
completed more than 2000 PEB projects covering more than 5 crore Sq.ft of construction across 275 cities in 29 states in India.This includes RO-RO Ferry Terminal 
in Gujarat inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Mr.Narendra Modi last month
and the tallest PEB building in the country i.e Goa Shipyard last year.

Speaking to media Mr.Manish Sanghi, Managing Director,Everest Indutries said," The
Everest Steel Buildings are widely used in industrial & commercial infrastructure i.e 
large factories,ware houses,logistic parks,shipyards,airports,car show rooms,large 
retail outlets,schools & exhibition centres.The main problem in any infrastructure project in our country is delay ,cost overrun, & multiple agencies involved in the project.  
The Pre engineered steel buildings will solve such problems to a large extent". Mr.Sanghi said that they completed the Goa Shipyard project in 11 months, & 
the Shiv Nadar School near Delhi in 120 days as they were involved right from the day of concept to delivery.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

GLENEAGLES GLOBAL HOSPITALS LAUNCHES HEART & LUNG
TRANSPLANT PROGRAM IN KARNATAKA.

The Heart & Lungs are among the most important organs of the body.When
either of these organs start failing to perform as required,it could cause
irreparable damage to other organs as they depend on these two organs to
function normally.Gleneagle Hospitals brings to Karnataka the experience of
Dr.Thasee pillay,a world renowned cardiothoracic surgeon,and his team of
medical professionals experienced in  the field of transplants.Dr.Pillay brings
with him 2 decades of experience in the field of transplants,and has been a part
of over 500 transplants in the UK.His experience & training will be a great asset
to the Heart & Lung transplant scenario in Karnataka.

Addressing media, Dr. Thasee Pillay said," Heart Transplantation is a major,
critical & complex surgery.It should only be considered if the surgery is going to
improve the recipient's chance of survival or quality of life, post transplant".

Recently the hospital treated a patient suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy.After
matching him with a suitable donor,the cardiac transplant team successfully 
performed the transplant.

We informally understand that the cost of such transplantation is the cheapest in
India when compared to such transplants in USA & UK. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT INDIA PVT.LTD,is one of the main sponsors
of this year's EXCON held at Bengaluru.

This year also marks the completion of 10 years for KOBELCO in India.The Company
displayed the new 38 Tonne Generation -10 Hydraulic Excavator model SK380XDLC
which was launched in the Indian market before EXCON.The Company says the 
latest generation10 model has been well received in India for its value for money.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mr.D.Kupendra Reddy, MP (Rajya Sabha),Inaugurating the
Bike Studio.Mr.Vinay Luthra IFS,Chairman,Eco Tourism,
Government of Karnataka,Mr.Sushil Bhasin,Chairman,
Bhasin Group,Franchise owner,Mr.Chirag Kumar Jain were also present.
BANGALORE BIKE STUDIO AT HSR LAY OUT BENGALURU
PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & FITNESS.

In a bid to promote environmental protection & fitness,Bangalore Bike Studio 
brings world class bikes available to cycling enthusiasts in Bengaluru.The 
Bike Studio is located at 1778,19th main,13th cross,HSR layout,sector 1,
Bengaluru.There are bikes for adults & also children available at the Bike Studio.
This outlet is the 11th in India. There are bikes available ranging from Rs.8000/- 
to Rs.1 lakh for adults & from Rs.5000/ for children.

This is an exclusive outlet where all kinds of Cycles,spare parts,cycling accessories and
services will be available under one roof. Two new high end brands like Ferrari and
Lamborgini are introduced in the product line of the store.

Friday, December 1, 2017

DSK BENELLI UNVEILS ITS SECOND EXCLUSIVE SHOW ROOM IN BENGALURU.

Super biking brand from Italy,Benelli,has a ' State of the Art' showroom in Bengaluru
at ITPL Road,Narayanpura,Bengaluru showcasing the entire range of DSK Benelli
super bikes.The showroom has an entire range of Benelli super bikes such as 
TNT 25-single cylinder 250cc engine,302 R-fully faired In-line Two cylinder 300cc
engine with ABS,TNT 300- etc. The show room also has a fully equipped service centre.

Speaking on the launch,Mr.Shirish Kulkarni,Chairman,DSK Motowheels said,"DSK
Benelli has received an overwhelming response in the city of Bengaluru for its best-in-breed
super bikes.Our main focus is to align DSK Benelli's presence across all strategic
locations in order to generate strong brand eminence.".

Monday, November 27, 2017

YONO- INDIA'S FIRST LIFESTYLE & BANKING DIGITAL PLATFORM.

*First integrated platform for financial services & daily/lifestyle needs.
*Brings over 60 e-commerce players offering customised offers & discounts.
* Caters to lifestyle needs across 14 categories.
*Device neutral,available both iOS & Android.

STATE BANK OF INDIA launched India's first comprehensive digital service 
platform YONO (You Only Need One).The Digital platform was launched by
Mr.Arun Jaitley,Union Finance Minister in New Delhi & simultaneously
launched in various other cities wherever SBI has Local Head Office.

YONO is a path breaking comprehensive digital product developed by SBI
using the world's latest digital techologies such as Artificial Intelligence,
Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning and can be accessed through a
mobile application & web portal.