Saturday, November 18, 2017

SYNERGIA CONCLAVE 2017- A THREE DAY EVENT TO BRING
TOGETHER STRATEGIC THINKERS,INDUSTRY LEADERS,SECURITY
PRACTITIONERS,POLICY MAKERS,MEDIA & R&D ORGANISATIONS
ON A SINGLE PLATFORM KICKED OFF YESTERDAY IN BENGALURU.

Organised by Synergia Foundation, a strategic think tank to provide deep insights
on threats that affect Countries, individuals & organisations.The Theme of the
Conclave 2017 is : REIMAGINING SECURITY-SECURITY 360.

Topics to be covered  are:
1.Reimagining Intelligence.
2.Cyber Security- The Board Dilemma.
3.Asymmetric Conflicts.
4.Financial & Cyber Terrorism.
5.India & the Triangular Actors ( US,China & Russia).
6.Dark Web,Ransomware & WannaCry.
7.Security 360.
8.Reimagining North east Asia-Japan,China & the Koreas.
9.Civil Military Relations & offensive Cyber.
10.Understanding the Dragon,OBOR (One Belt One Road) &
     the Emerging World order.  &
11.Changing Paradigms in Internal security.
The Key note was deliverd by Padma BhushanDr.A.J.Paulraj,Professor Emeritus
Stanford university.Topic: Information Technology Express-Where is it taking Us ?.
 

Monday, November 13, 2017

FABELLE LAUNCHES 'SOCIETE De CHOCOLAT MASTERCLASS
SERIES' WITH BILLE McKAY,MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA WINNER 2015.

Fabelle Master chocolatiers create these participative luxury experiences in the
chocolate boutiques based in ITC's super premium luxury hotels at the live
chocolate studios in which consumers can interact with chocolatiers & create
chocolates as per their tastes & preferences.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MANIPAL HOSPITALS - COMPLEX VALVE PROCEDURE BECOMES
Prof.Dr. Ranjan Shetty addressing the media.
EASY WITH NEEDLE PRICK METHOD - A BOON FOR GERIATRIC
PATIENTS.

The aortic valve usually opens when blood is pumped from the heart to the rest
of the body.In aortic stenosis,the valve cannot open & close properly.This results
in extra pressure on the heart & leads to  breathlessness,swollen ankles,chest pain
dizziness & blackouts.

Aortic Stenosis affects 2% of the adults over 65 years 12.4% for those above the age of 
75 & known to increase with age.  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
is preferred when it comes to treating patients aged above 60 -70 years.It is a minimally
invasive procedure without open heart surgery & without surgical removal of the
diseased valve says,Prof.Dr. Ranjan Shetty,Senior Interventional Cardiologist,
Manipal Hospitals,Bengaluru.

Patients who undergo a minimally invasive TAVR procedure will have faster recovery
and often a shorter hospital stay i.e 3 to 5 days.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

U.S IMMIGRATION FUND & CHOPRAS GIVE A DETAILED
PRESENTATION EB-5 VISA PROCESS.
Mr.John Linn,Director,Asia-Pacific Operations at US immigration
Fund making a presentation in Bengaluru.

The Chopras in collaboration with US Immigration fund gave a detailed
presentation about the oppurtunities & how to obtain EB-5 Visa to enable
Indian Citizens to enter USA for business,education,career& residential
oppurtunities.

The US Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to enable high net worth
foreign investors to obtain a U.S.Visa by investing in a U.S.Business that will
benefit the US economy & create more jobs.The EB- 5 Visa program offers foreign
investors to invest $5,00,000 or $1000,000 (on the type of investment) into a qualified 
Project.The project successfully create 10 full time jobs for US workers basis which the
individual and his/her immediate family is given a permanent green card.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR GENE AND CELL THERAPY.
Dr.Sunita Rana Agarwal President,ISGCT addressing media.
Mr.Sreesanth,Former India Cricketer also participated.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON 3rd TO 5th  NOVEMBER,2017 AT
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE,TATA AUDITORIUM,BENGALURU.

The primary aim of the conference is to collaborate with scientists,physicians,
patients,regulatory authorities and the industry to bring them on one platform
to evaluate the progress made in the field of stem cell ,gene research,treatment
& results.The event will also showcase cutting edge technologies such as DNA 
amplification,disease identification through gene sequencing,genome editing
and autologous DNA and stem cell therapy. Dr.V.K.Saraswat,Member,Niti Ayog,
and former,DG,DRDO is expected to participate in the conference along with 
many other experts in the field.
FORTIS LA FEMME LAUNCHES AMAARA-THE FIRST PUBLIC
MILK BANK IN BENGALURU.

Fortis La Femme (Hospital for women & Children),Richmond Road,Bengaluru
in association with the Breast Milk Foundation (BMF), a non profit organisation
has launched Bengaluru's first Public Human Milk Bank,"AMAARA".The centre 
would like to reach babies who are deprived of mother's milk.AMAARA is an initiative
of WHO Millineum Development Goals of reducing the infant mortality rate.

Human Milk Bank in the world was started in 1910 much earlier than Blood bank
which was started in 1920.

Over the last year,Amaara has successfully collected milk from 66 donor mothers
& delivered it to 206 new born babies across more than 10-12 hospitals in Delhi,NCR.

The Motto is " Every mother must feed their baby".The Milk bank was inaugurated
by Mr.Ryszard Czarnecki,Vice president of The Euripean ParliamentmBrussels,Belgium
along with Dr.Ashwath Narayan,MLA.Ms.Anika Parashar,COO,Fortis La Femme,
Dr.Raghuram Mallaiah,Director,Neonatology,Fortis La Femme & Co Founder Amaara
& Dr.Ankit Srivastava,Co Founder Amaara were also present.

Friday, October 13, 2017

LORD MACAULAY'S ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT
ON 2nd FEBRUARY,1835.

"I have travelled across length and breadth of India and I have not seen one 
person who is a beggar,who is a thief,such wealth I have seen in this country,
such high moral values,people of  such caliber,that I donot think we would ever
conquer this country,unless we break the very backbone of this nation,which is 
her spiritual and cultural heritage and therefore,I propose that we replace her
old and ancient education system,her culture,for if the Indians think all that is
foreign and English is good and greater than their own,they will lose their self
esteem,their native culture and they will become what we want them,a truly
dominated nation".

In this context,  we have to ponder where we lost our way.Our education system
is still on the western model and there is craze to get degrees,doctorates from
Universities from UK,USA,and other European countries.Ofcourse, our education
system has to be reoriented suiting our requirements .What has gone wrong in
182 years ,what happened to our wealth,our rich cultural heritage & spirituality?
Are we still a dominated nation economically ?.A US Dollar  is Rs 64.92,
One UK Pound is Rs.86.53, One Euro is Rs.77.05,One Australian Dollar is Rs.51.24
and One Singapore Dollar is Rs.48.09. 



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WORLD'S LARGEST CERAMICS EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD IN
GANDHINAGAR,GUJARAT  IN NOVEMBER,2017.

VIBRANT CERAMICS EXPO & SUMMIT 2017,will be held in Gujarat from
16th To 19th November,2017 at Exhibition Center,near the Town Hall,Gandhinagar.
The event is spread across 50,000 Sq.Mtrs area with more than 250 exhibitors
400+ brands & ceramics under one roof.This is the second edition.

Mr.Mukesh Kundaria & Mr.Vijay Patel,Vice Presidents, Vibrant Ceramics Expo
& Summit 2017,said, India is the second largest tiles market in the world.Ceramic tiles
account for close to 60% of the total tiles demand in India is expected to grow
at a CAGR of 8.7% for the period 2104-2019."

India ranks 2nd  after China  with 12.9% of global output.The Ceramic Tiles Industry
is expected to reach $287 billion by 2022.Indian Ceramic tiles are being
exported to about 100 countries.Morbi produces 90% of the ceramic tiles & 2nd largest
cluster in the world.The Indian Ceramic tiles are cheaper than China & better than
Italy in quality.

Presently,Ceramic Tiles are being charged at 28% in GST,the industry is appealing to 
the government to reduce it  as the industry is earning  foreign exchange.




Sunday, October 8, 2017

JET AIRWAYS STRENGTHENS INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY
FROM BENGALURU WITH A DAILY NON STOP SERVICE
TO AMSTERDAM.

Jet Airways is the first Indian carrier to introduce one stop connections
to 64 destinations across Europe & North america in Code share with
KLM Dutch Airlines,Air France,& Delta Airlines.The new direct service
will commence from October,29,2017.

Mr.Vinay Dube,CEO,Jet Airways addressing Media.
Jet Airways 9W 236 will depart from Bengaluru at 02h25 (LT) & arrive 
at Amsterdam 08h35(LT).

Jet Airways 9W 235 will depart from Amsterdam at 10h50 (LT) & will
arrive in Bengaluru at 00h40(LT).

Speaking on the occasion,the Ambassador of Netherlands in India,
Mr.Alphonsus H.M. said," Like four hundred years ago,today again,
Netherlands is India's hub in Europe".

Mr.Vinay Dube,CEO,Jet Airways said," Bengaluru is witnessing rapid
growth in business,commerce & Tourism,hence the need for non stop service".
Jet Airways will operate its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the route for a
relaxed & enjoyable flying experience.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

ASHOK LEYLAND LAUNCHES "DOST+" WITH 2.75 TON TO
ADDRESS THE UPPER END OF THE SEGMENT.

"DOST +" offers Superior Mileage,18% more payload& 7% more loading space.
Comes with additional warranty of 2 years,1 lakh kilometers.

Ashok Leyland,flagship company of the Hinduja group launched "DOST +" 
the new Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) in Bengaluru.The DOST + price
would start at Rs.5.68 lakhs,(ex show room,Bengaluru).

Speaking at the launch,Mr.Nitin Seth,President,Light Comercial Vehicles,
Ashok Leyland said," With more than 1,70,000 DOST vehicles are already
in the market today,with DOST+,joining the family,we are extending the
trust & reliability of this brand to the upper segment of LCV's." He said,60%
of the transport vehicles sold in India are LCV's. DOST+ will be manufactured
at te Company's Hosur plant which has capacity of 50,000 vehicles.The Company
propose to come out new model every 6 months.The Company will be launching
their first Left Hand Drive vehicle in January,2018 & they are ready for Euro 5
technology.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mr.Asim Warsi,Senior Vice President,Samsung India
addressing media in Bengaluru.
SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES " NEVER MIND" OFFER FOR BUYERS 
OF SAMSUNG SMART PHONES.

The NEVER MIND offer is an One Time Screen replacement offer of a broken
screen within 12 months of purchase by paying Rs.990/- at the time of repair.
The offer is valid on purchases between September,21,2017 & October,21,2017.

Samsung's Never Mind offer extends across popular models above Rs.9000/-This 
includes the "J" ,"A" & "C" series and also on flagship "S" series &Note series.

Addressing media,Mr.Asim Warsi,Senior Vice President,Samsung India said,
"Our exciting "J" series of smartphones backed by Make for India innovations
have helped us in strengthening our leadership in Karnataka".

Sunday, September 17, 2017

SBI LIFE INSURANCE CO.LTD.- IPO.

SBI Life Insurance Co.Ltd-IPO -Price Band of Rs.685/- To Rs.700/- per equity share.

Face value :Rs.10/- per equity share.

Public offering by SBI upto  80,000,000 equity shares & BNP Paribas Cardiff S.A
upto 40,000,000 equity shares

Presently State Bank of India holds 70.1% & BNP Paibas Cardiff S.A holds 26%.
Post IPO, SBI will hold 62.1% & BNP Paribas S.A will hold 22%.

The issue will open on September,20,2017 & will close on September,22,2017.

Bids can be made for a  minimum  of 21 equity shares & in multiples of 21 equity
shares thereafter.