Loading...

Follow India Education Diary on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
or

Valid

New Delhi: In his maiden AGM address as the Chairman of ITC Ltd, Mr. Sanjiv Puri charted out a 9 pillars approach to consolidate ITC’s position as a resilient ‘Enterprise of Tomorrow’ that generates sustained value for all its stakeholders, whilst contributing to national priority goals that accelerate job creation and replenish the environment.
The excerpt from the speech is below:
Sab SaathBadhein: Championing the cause of inclusive growth
ITC’s unique business model that enables the creation of larger societal value underlines the true spirit of ‘Sab SaathBadhein’ and guides every thought, strategy and action.
ITC seeks to be an engine of growth for the Indian economy through a vibrant portfolio of future-ready businesses that are well poised to serve the emerging needs of a growing market through world-class Indian brands. These businesses also anchor competitive value chains that empower millions of farmers and trade partners, generating livelihoods for more than 6 million people in the country
ITC: Growth with Profitability & Equity
It is ITC’s aspiration to be a leader in every business segment that it operates in and be acknowledged as a trusted provider of best-in-class products and services.
1.Expanding Horizons: Powering the ITC of Tomorrow
Today, around 25% of ITC’s Segment Revenue is from newer FMCG businesses. The segment’s EBITDA at Rs.688 crores in FY19, increased 51% over last year.To accelerate growth in the FMCG businesses, the endeavour is not only to fortify the existing categories towards delivering industry leading performance but also to foray into newer categories and sub-segments. This would be supported by multi-dimensional investments as also strategic opportunities for acquisitions.
In the last 2 to 3 years, ITC has expanded its FMCG portfolio by foraying into new segments. This includes the exquisite ‘Fabelle’ Chocolates collection, Dairy & Dairy Beverages under the ‘AashirvaadSvasti’ and ‘SunfeastWonderz’ brands, Frozen Foods from the ‘ITC Master Chef’ collection, Skincare with the premium ‘Dermafique’ brand as well as the popular ‘Charmis’ brand, Hand Sanitizers under ‘Savlon’ and Floor Cleaners with the natural neem-based ‘Nimyle’ brand. Over 50 products were launched last year to strengthen existing categories and enter newer segments.
ITC’s Agri-Business is increasingly focusing on value-added products in the fresh, frozen, perishables and dehydrated formats, which include IQF prawns, food-safe spices, purees and dehydrated onions for both B2B and B2C segments.
ITC remains a clear leader in the Value-Added Paperboards segment. Recent launches include the Décor papers portfolio, new value-added offerings including special boards based on renewable and recyclable material.
Hotels Business has expanded over time to encompass 109 properties with more than 10,000 rooms, which enrich the nation’s tourism landscape. Going forward, an asset-right strategy is being pursued to accelerate growth and drive profitability through an optimal mix of owned and managed properties.
Leveraging the domain knowledge of ITC’s diversified footprint, ITC Infotech is expanding its portfolio of digital solutions and services and holds the promise to evolve into a sizeable business over time.
2. Creating Unique Sources of Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Enterprise Strengths
Over the years, ITC has carefully developed and nurtured a wide array of enterprise strengths encompassing deep consumer insights, extensive relationships with farmers and rural communities, superior agri-sourcing capabilities, state-of-the-art manufacturing, leading-edge R&D, packaging excellence, brand building capabilities, cuisine expertise of ITC Hotels and an extensive and efficient trade marketing & distribution infrastructure.
An interplay of such institutional capabilities is today evident in several of ITC’s FMCG products including ‘Aashirvaad’ Atta, ‘YiPPee!’ Noodles, ‘SunfeastWonderz’ Dairy Beverages, Fabelle Chocolates ‘Sunbean’ Coffee, Master Chef Frozen Snacks, ‘Classmate’ Notebooks & Stationery, ‘Fiama’ and ‘Vivel’ Bodywash, ‘Mangaldeep’ Agarbatti to name a few.
ITC’s formidable distribution network enables it to place products in more than 6 million retail outlets. Substantive investments are being made in expanding this network and in developing alternate and emerging channels such as Modern Trade, On-the-Go, Food Services, end-to-end Cold Chain, e-Commerce and so on.
3. World-Class Indian Brands: Creating Enduring Value for the Nation
ITC believes that winning home-grown brands ensures greater value capture and retention in the country, besides creating sustainable livelihoods. ITC has built a portfolio of 25 world-class Indian brands that are today either leaders in their categories or making appreciable progress. Today, ITC’s vibrant portfolio of brands represents an annual consumer spend of over Rs.18,000 crores. In terms of annual consumer spend, ‘Aashirvaad’ is today over Rs.4,500 crores; ‘Sunfeast’ over Rs.3,800 crores; ‘Bingo!’ nearly Rs.2,500 crores; ‘Classmate’ over Rs.1,400 crores; ‘YiPPee!’ over Rs.1,100 crores while ‘Vivel’, ‘Mangaldeep’ & ‘Candyman’ are over Rs.500 crores each.
4.Building Competitive and Resilient Agri Value Chains: Multiplying Farmer Incomes
ITC’s century-old linkages to the agrarian and rural economy have substantially intensified over the years with its growing presence across vibrant value chains extending from farm to fork, tree to textbook, livestock to dairy as well as bamboo to agarbatti anchored by its FMCG, Agri and Paperboards Businesses. The Integrated Fruits, Vegetables and Perishables Value Chain has enabled ITC to foray into new segments with a wide range of offerings including Frozen Food, Dehydrated Onions, Potatoes, Mango Pulp, Prawns and so on.
ITC’s newly launched initiative, ‘BaarehMahineHariyali’ programme, that is intrinsically aligned to the Prime Minister’s vision of doubling farmer incomes, is being progressively rolled out to 1 million farmers and includes interventions including agronomic practices such as zero tillage, introduction of right varieties, cropping intensity and diversification as well as shared mechanised farming equipment. This pilot programme covered over 2,00,000 farmers, out of which 35,000 have already doubled incomes while others are making encouraging progress. ITC is collaborating with NITI Aayog to progressively build capacity of 2 million farmers in 27 Aspirational Districts to help enhance rural incomes.
ITC’s large-scale Integrated Watershed Development initiative helps strengthen the availability of water resources across 16 States. This year, ITC crossed thehistoric milestone with its soil and moisture conservation programmes cumulatively covering more than 1 million acres of water-stressed areas. Apilot programme at scale on ‘water use efficiency in agriculture’ is also being promoted to enable effective demand-side management. This initiative has yielded water savings of 20% to 45% in crops like Sugarcane, Wheat, Rice and Banana.
5. Energising Innovation to Drive Competitive Growth
ITC’s globally benchmarked R&D centre, the ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre is mandated to secure, science-led competitive advantage and develop future-ready products & processes. In a relatively short period of time, over 830 patents have been filed. ITC is also engaging with the start-up ecosystem to gain from their vibrant innovative capabilities, and where appropriate, making investments.
ITC’s innovation engine is at work 24×7 and is helping create a bouquet of distinct, superior and first time to market products for today, tomorrow and day after.Examples of first-to-market innovations include ‘Engage ON’ pocket perfume that enabled a creative disruption in the market, India’s first Ruby Chocolate from ‘Fabelle’, the ‘Savlon’ Sanitizer spray in a pen format, ‘SunfeastWonderz’ Dairy Beverages with fruit inclusions, ‘Fiama’ Bodywash with a unique fragrance encapsulation technology, and so on.
6. Harnessing the Digital Dividend
ITC has formulated a comprehensive business-wise digital strategy driving transformational change across value chains. Efficiencies in the backend are being enhanced through increased use and experimentation of digital technologies such as Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Advanced Automation, Robotics and Mobility, among others. These are being deployed to enable smart manufacturing, smart utility management, enhance efficiencies in dealer management and transportation management systems, supply chain agility as well as in front-end execution in sales and marketing.
7. Building National Assets: Supporting the Make in India Vision
ITC is investing in building state-of-the-art manufacturing infrastructure across the country to rapidly scale up the FMCG businesses, build an extremely competitive supply chain and contribute to the country’s Make in India vision. The 20 Integrated Consumer Goods Manufacturing and Logistics (ICML) facilities being progressively built will provide formidable strength to the Company’s FMCG brands by enhancing cost efficiency, economies of scale, freshness and close-to-market distribution. During the year, ITC commissioned a world-class ICML at Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu, while operations at Kapurthala, Panchla and Guwahati were ramped up further. The recent investments in the Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill at Bhadrachalamwill help in substituting imports whilst enhancing agro-forestry farming opportunities. ITC is also committed to buildingiconic hospitality assets to enrich the nation’s tourism landscape. Forthcoming hotels include the ITC Narmada in Ahmedabad, and WelcomHotels in Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar and Guntur.
8. Creating Sustainable Communities
ITC’s ‘Nation First: Sab SaathBadhein’ philosophy underlines our core belief in building a globally competitive and profitable Indian enterprise that makes an exemplary contribution to creating larger societal value.ITC’s e-Choupal initiative has empowered over 4 million farmers, the Afforestation programme has greened over 7,30,000 acres, whilst generating over 135 million person days of employment, the Animal Husbandry programme has covered over 17,75,000 milch animals, initiatives in Women Empowerment have reached over 64,000 beneficiaries, Vocational Training has covered over 67,000 youths, the Primary Education programme has benefitted over 6,90,000 children, while more than 35,000 toilets have been built.ITC’s Well-being Out of Waste programme (WOW in short) contribute to the Swachh Bharat Mission and comprehensively addresses the problem of solid waste management, of which plastic waste is a significant component. The initiative provides an end-to-end sustainable and scalable solution that has reached out to 89 lakh citizens in the country.
A recent initiative on building climate-smart villages aims to reduce the vulnerability risks faced by poor farmers. ITC’s Social Investments Programme, which today covers 235 districts in 27 States of India, are progressively being scaled up.
9. Nurturing and Acquiring World-class Talent
ITC’s model of distributed leadership has today created a diverse talent pool of professional entrepreneurs – ‘Proneurs’. ITC provides a culture akin to start-ups, where young people with passion and determination can contribute significantly to creating winning products and services.
In Conclusion
As ITC moves into the future, Team ITC’s unwavering commitment even in the face of all adversity will lend new wings to its aspiration. It will also be ITC’s untiring endeavour to lead by example as an Enterprise of Tomorrow by pursuing growth strategies that will be responsibly competitive, sustainable and inclusive.

The post Aspiration to be No.1 in Each Business – ITC Chairman Mr. Sanjiv Puri appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

New Delhi: In a bid to boost apprenticeship training in the country, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) today organised the 36th Meeting of the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC) to discuss the new reforms to be introduced in apprenticeship training through amendments to Apprenticeship Rules, 1992. The 36th Central Apprenticeship Council aims to meet the aspirations of the Indian youth who strive to gain on-the-job training and secure better opportunities for employment.

The meeting was graced by the presence of Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Shri. R. K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, MSDE, Dr. K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, MSDE, Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary, MSDE,Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and Central Apprenticeship Council members amongst others.

Addressing the participants, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said, “One of the key economic priority of our government is to make our economy into one with a GDP of five billion dollar in which Skill Development has been kept on top priority right from the formation of this new government with active interest taken by the Hon’ble Prime Minister himself in the subject. Apprenticeship can receive further momentum by introduction of innovative reforms. Care should be taken that the stipends provided to apprentices are not only adequate for the apprentices but also do not discourage industries to engage apprentices.”

“The proposed reforms in this CAC Meeting are an effort to increase the engagement of apprentices in establishments across the country. Apprenticeship training will give confidence to potential employers by filling current or predicted skill shortages by nurturing their own in-house talent along with ensuring increased employee retention. The proposals have been drafted with a long-term vision of connecting candidates with the right job profile,” he further added.

The council deliberated upon several reforms in the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992. Some of the most important reforms deliberated upon are:

A proposal was passed in the Council to raise the upper limit of engagement of apprentices from the existing 10% of total strength of an establishment to 15%, subject to a minimum of 5% of the total being reserved for fresher apprentices to give more opportunities to youth and get exposure to the shopfloor. In order to engage apprentices in smaller companies, a decision was taken to lower the size-limit of an establishment with a mandatory obligation to engage apprentices on optional basis from 40 to 30, and to lower the size-limit of an establishment wanting to engage apprentices from 6 to 4.

Under the rationalization of duration of apprenticeship training for optional trades, a decision was taken to amend the period of apprenticeship training for optional trades from a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 36months (3 years). In order to leverage Apprenticeship Training, various industries in the manufacturing sector had expressed a requirement for longer duration apprenticeship courses in Optional Trades which have courses only up to 24 months as compared to Designated Trades, which have courses ranging up to 36 months. Keeping in view the practice in apprenticeship training programs internationally, this decision was taken.

Further, it was brought to the notice of the Council that the present stipulated minimum stipend per month for apprentices is linked to the minimum wage of semi-skilled workers in the state concerned.A decision was taken to define a minimum stipend rate for each category of apprentices with a provision of an annual increment along with a revision of the minimum base stipend on an annual/biennial basis as the need may be.
Lauding the new reforms, Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), said, “Apprenticeship training needs to be given a high priority to create an industry-led, practice-oriented, effective and efficient mode of formal training. The new reforms will prove an effective way for young adults to transit from school to work life while improving links between industry and training institutions.”
About Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
MSDE was formed on November 9, 2014 by the Government of India to focus on enhancing employability of skills. Since its inception, MSDE has undertaken significant initiatives and reforms in terms of formalizing the policy, framework and standards; launching of new programs and schemes; creating new infrastructure and upgrading the existing institutions; partnering with States; engaging with industries and building societal acceptance and aspirations for skills. The Ministry aims to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower to build new skills and innovation not only for existing jobs but also for jobs that are to be created. Till date, more than three crore people have been trained under Skill India. Under its flagship programme, Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY) 2016-2020, the Ministry has trained more than 50 lakh candidates so far.

The post Central Apprenticeship Council meets under the chairmanship of Sh. Mahendra Nath Pandey,Minister of Skill development and Entrepreneurship appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Mumbai: IFFI is India’s pride; this year’s IFFI is especially significant since it marks the Golden Jubilee Edition, said Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar while interacting with media post the First Steering Committee Meeting for IFFI, 2019 which is set to take place from 20th to 28th November in Goa. The Steering Committee Meeting was held earlier today to ensure the necessary coordination between key stakeholders involved in the process of organizing the Festival.

Shri Javadekar announced that Mr. John Bailey, the President of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has confirmed his participation for this year’s IFFI. Roadshows will be conducted across seven cities in India to reach out to film fraternity for developing a buzz for the Festival. Business Exhibitions to display relevant technologies for films and Exhibition marking the 150thAnniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will also be organized with this year’s Festival. The number of private theatres taken on board for showing films during the Festival will be further increased to cater to the high demand for extra screening of popular films. Russia may be on board as the country focus this year, said the Minister during the media briefing. Students of premier film institutes including FTII and SRFTI will be involved in management of this year’s Festival. The list of films to be shown is aimed to be finalized by September this year to give sufficient time for cine lovers to plan for attending the Festival. The Minister also added that this year’s Festival will pay tribute to Ex Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar, who was instrumental in making Goa the permanent venue for IFFI.

Goa Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant said that organization of 50thIFFI is a proud moment for the state and his government will leave no stones unturned to ensure top notch infrastructure and hospitality arrangement to make this Edition of the Festival a memorable one.

A special IFFI Golden Jubilee Edition poster was also released by Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar and Goa CM Dr. Pramod Sawant during the event.

The Steering Committee Meeting was attended by Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar; Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant; I&B Secretary Shri Amit Khare; Chief Secretary, Goa, Shri Parimal Rai; Vice Chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Shri Subhash Phal Dessai; representatives of the film community including Shri Shaji N Karun, Shri AK Bir, Shri Rahul Rawail, Ms. Manju Borah, Shri Ravi Kottarakara and Shri Madhur Bhandarkar; senior officials of Directorate of Film Festivals, Entertainment Society of Goa, I&B Ministry and Goa Government. Shri Prakash Javadekar also informed that eminent film personalities including Shri Karan Johar, Shri Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Shri Feroze Abbas Khan and Shri Subhash Ghai will also be part of the Steering Committee.

The post IFFI is India’s pride; this year’s IFFI is especially significant since it marks the Golden Jubilee Edition: Prakash Javadekar appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singhwas briefed here today about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, being observed this year.

Director of the Academy, Shri Sanjiv Chopra, gave Dr Jitendra Singh a resume of the prestigious Academy since the time it moved from Metcalfe House in New Delhi to Charleville Estate, Mussoorie in 1959, and has come a long way and witnessed immense growth both in academics as well as infrastructure.

Complimenting the LBSNAA Director for the glorious 60 years of the Academy, Dr Jitendra Singh said the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has today emerged as the leading Civil Services in the world and is being emulated by its counterparts in other countries. He said, while countries like Bhutan already have an arrangement for training their Civil Service Officers at the Mussoorie Academy along with the Indian Probationers, in recent years more and more number of countries are entering into an arrangement with India to avail of the exchange programmes at the academic level.

Shri Sanjiv Chopra requested Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister-in-charge of the prestigious LBSNAA Academy, to be the chief guest at the Annual Day function of the Academy on 1stSeptember. Extending the invitation, Shri Chopra said the Annual Day will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Academy and reassure the nation that we are committed to deliver the best training to the Civil Servants for improving their capability, performance and productivity.

The post Mussoorie IAS Academy Director calls on Dr. Jitendra Singh appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

New Delhi: Adani VidyaMandir (AVM), Ahmedabad receives the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2019 as the ‘Best Education Initiative (School Serving Social Cause)’.

The official the communique says – ‘This the award is in recognition for the excellence Adani VidyaMandir strives in its operation and the immense contribution the institute is making in the field of education. It is an organization like you that make the country and the society proud of.’

The award was conferred to Adani VidyaMandirduring EduMeet 2019 & Education Excellence Awards in Kolkata.

“The way we educate our children today shall inevitably decide the destiny of our nation tomorrow. Collectively, all of us owe immense responsibility in enabling our children, especially those from the less-privileged background; to create a brighter, dignified and equitable future,” said Dr. Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation.

Adani VidyaMandir, Ahmedabad (AVMA) is the first cost-free school in India to attain the NABET accreditation under the Quality Council of India (QCI). In addition, this is also, the first school in India to include ‘Coding Sandpit’ as a part of its regular curriculum, in association with Cambridge University Press.

The school is equipped with a smart laboratory, modern libraries, convenient transportation the system, facilities for sports and extra-curricular activities, well maintained canteen, activity room, etc. In addition, students from class 11th and 12th undergo a week-long industry exposure program so that each of them can prepare well and take up their dream professions.

AVMA has now become a 100% process-driven school incorporating the best practices in India and abroad into the school system. These processes and their implementation are audited and validated by third parties.

AVMA was established in 2008 and affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). All the students belong to a family with an average annual income below Rs. 1 Lakh.

Like the Ahmedabad campus, Adani VidyaMandirs in Surguja (Chhattisgarh) and Bhadreshwar (Gujarat) are also cost-free schools building a brighter future of children from low-income group families.

These schools have state-of-the-art infrastructure and appropriately qualified and trained teachers. Adani VidyaMandirs have been preparing 2,100 young minds every year.

Adani Vidyalayas in Tirora (Maharashtra) and Kawai (Rajasthan), Adani DAV Public School in Dhamra (Odisha), Adani Public School in Mundra (Gujarat) and NavchetanVidyalaya in Hazira (Gujarat) provides subsidized quality education to 2,600 students annually. Adani Foundation also facilitates quality education for 100,000 children through 600 schools and balwadis across India.

The post Adani VidyaMandir gets ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards as ‘School Serving Social Cause’ appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singhwas briefed here today about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, being observed this year.

Director of the Academy, Shri Sanjiv Chopra, gave Dr Jitendra Singh a resume of the prestigious Academy since the time it moved from Metcalfe House in New Delhi to Charleville Estate, Mussoorie in 1959, and has come a long way and witnessed immense growth both in academics as well as infrastructure.

Complimenting the LBSNAA Director for the glorious 60 years of the Academy, Dr Jitendra Singh said the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has today emerged as the leading Civil Services in the world and is being emulated by its counterparts in other countries. He said, while countries like Bhutan already have an arrangement for training their Civil Service Officers at the Mussoorie Academy along with the Indian Probationers, in recent years more and more number of countries are entering into an arrangement with India to avail of the exchange programmes at the academic level.

Shri Sanjiv Chopra requested Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister-in-charge of the prestigious LBSNAA Academy, to be the chief guest at the Annual Day function of the Academy on 1stSeptember. Extending the invitation, Shri Chopra said the Annual Day will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Academy and reassure the nation that we are committed to deliver the best training to the Civil Servants for improving their capability, performance and productivity.

The post Mussoorie IAS Academy Director calls on Dr. Jitendra Singh appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

New Delhi: IIT Delhi based start-up Quaff Media Pvt ltd, recently launched a new social media management App “My Social Handle” that seamlessly allows user to connect with various social media accounts with just one unique ID. This App’s goal is too zeroed down the confusion of remembering and sharing different social media handles. It also help user to create their customized digital card and share with anyone following some simple steps.
“My Social Handle” lets you search and connect with your friends and contacts across various social media applications very easily, by using their email, phone number or “My Social Handle Id”. Once connected, you can easily visit any of their connected social media profiles directly from “My Social Handle”. User and specially Digital Marketing professionals can easily grow deeper connections and leverage their contacts across all mutual social media platforms without needing to track multiple usernames.
Utkarsh Agarwal Co-founder of My Social Handle said, we are proud that our Social Media Management App allows our customers to manage their brand presence on social Media, as well as engage with their customers from one central location “My Social Handle”. We’re committed to developing a program that sets the foundation for a lasting, profitable partnership. Today’s launch is an exciting step to scaling My Social Handle’s best-in-class technology across hundreds of new customers.”
My Social Handle allows user to access Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, etc with an amazing customized privacy setting. The app has been developed by a team of experts who are highly qualified and well versed about social media safety and security measures. This App allows users to synchronize their accounts with one username, and on meeting someone new, they can simply share their “My Social Handle” username and give access to multiple accounts.
In summary, My Social Handle allows users to:
 One Unique ID for all your social media accounts
 Get rid of the confusion of remembering and sharing different social media handles
 User can create their customized digital card
 Amazing customized privacy setting for Social Media

The App is available on Google play Store and can be downloaded from by visiting www.mysocialhandle.com

The post IIT Delhi Based Startup Launched New Social Media Management App “My Social Handle” appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

New Delhi: SAEINDIA, a professional Society of Automotive Engineers, and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, announced the commencement of the redesigned Virtual Round of BAJA SAEINDIA, which will be held on July 12-13, 2019 at Chitkara University, Punjab campus. The Virtual Round also flags off the 13th edition of the much-awaited BAJA series with Mahindra as the title sponsor.
Dr K C Vora, Sr. Deputy Director of ARAI; is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, with S Balraj as Convener for Pithampur; and Shoaib Sadiq as Convener for Chandigarh.
The BAJA SAEINDIA series is a well-known competition among engineering students, who participate in the event with great zeal and passion. With around 280 teams from various engineering colleges of India, 25 students from each team, totalling over 6,000 students, the battlefield is all set for participants to come up with their innovative ideas. The teams registered for this season are spread across 24 different states, including 4 teams from Punjab. This year, a total of 225 teams have registered for the conventional format of the event i.e. mBaja; and 55 teams have opted for the electric version of BAJA SAEINDIA i.e. eBaja.
During the course of Virtual Baja, the registered teams will be scrutinized for their knowledge, creativity, concepts, virtual design and capability to participate successfully in the main event. The teams at the Virtual BAJA will make a presentation on their design, followed by an Online Test which will carry equal weightage in their final selection. The teams would be judged on various parameters in the virtual BAJA like knowledge of the rulebook, the concept of the buggy, the project plan, the design methodology, CAE Analysis, the Design Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Design Validation Plan (DVP), college workshop facilities and team formation. The Online Test will check every participant’s knowledge on Rulebook and general Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Based on the performance in Virtual BAJA, the teams will be selected for participation in the main event, scheduled to be held in NATRAX facility of NATRIP, Pithampur near Indore and Chitkara University, Punjab. Eminent personalities from the automotive and engineering industry will serve in the panel for the latest edition of BAJA SAENDIA.
Each team is tasked to create a vehicle known as ‘Buggy’, an All-Terrain Vehicle, which has to comply with multiple parameters & technical inspection, before it is allowed to compete in the dynamic events and final endurance race. Students are expected to design Buggy having the best suspension, steering & brakes with a strong roll cage, considering the New Product Development (NPD) Cycle with all quality and safety aspects. Many teams target weight of the buggy to be less than 125kg.
A remarkable feature unique to BAJA SAEINDIA is the adoption of a new theme every year. This year the theme for BAJA 2020 is ‘Breaking Conventions’.
Hon’ble Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University; said, “As the host institute for Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA for the last 3 years, we are proud to support this program. Quality competitions from SAEINDIA, like BAJA, are improving the engineering skills of young graduates and providing them with a platform to learn in a real environment with a project-based approach. Each year, the growing number of teams in eBAJA is a testament to the fact that we are moving in the right direction towards sustainable mobility for the future.”
Mr. Subodh Morye, Head Marketing & PR, BAJA SAEINDIA; mentioned, “BAJA SAEINDIA has been improving year on year since its inception in 2007 by reloading the enthusiasm in teams and has finally reached to a stage where it can break conventions. Every year, we see active participation from the Organizing and Alumni Committee to shape this event into an extraordinary competition. The support from the Steering Committee headed by Dr Pawan Goenka, MD of M&M; has been pivotal in driving the event towards a promising future through wisdom and vision. We will continue supporting the teams and encouraging them to adopt innovative ways to cope up with the challenges which awaits them in the future of Automotive Industry.”
Dr Bala Bharadwaj, MD of Boeing India and President of SAEINDIA send his best wishes to the BAJA Organizing Committee for the successful conduction of Virtual BAJA.
The finale will be held at the NATRAX facility of NATRIP at Pithampur near Indore, from January 23-26, 2020, followed by HR meet on January 27-28, 2020. The 2nd part of 13th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2020 is scheduled to be held at Chitkara University, Punjab; from March 5-8, 2020, followed by HR meet on March 9, 2020.
As for eBAJA, more and more teams are getting ready to participate and learn eMobility technology, which is moving very fast in the country. To promote electric mobility and develop human resource for working in this area, SAEINDIA has declared a financial support of Rs.50,000 to all the new eBAJA teams.

The post Chitkara University to host Virtual Rounds for BAJA SAEINDIA 2020, on July 12-13 appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Jalandhar: Fortune India, world’s top business magazine featured Lovely Professional University’s alumnus Rahul Tyagi in its ‘40 under 40’ edition of 2019 for the remarkable achievements of his company, ‘Lucideus Tech Pvt Ltd’. Along with the co-founders of Lucideus namely Saket Modi and Vidit Baxi, Rahul Tyagi was recognized by the magazine as one of India’s brightest young business minds below the age of 40 years.

Founded in 2012, Lucideus has delivered impactful performances under Tyagi’s leadership. Not only has Cisco’s Chairman emeritus John Chambers invested in the company, but he has also become a sounding board for its plans and strategies. Today, Lucideus is present across 14 countries and is growing 300% year-on-year, and its US revenue is set to cross its India revenues this fiscal year. Its clients include marquee banks such as HDFC Bank, brands such as KFC and TATA Sky, and conglomerates such as SoftBank.

A post-graduate with Masters in Computer Applications from LPU, Rahul Tyagi is currently the Vice-President of Lucideus. Tyagi has conducted more than a hundred training sessions globally in the past 5 years. He is also a published author of 2 consecutive editions of the book ‘Hacking Crux’, both of which are based on information security. Other than that, he has been covered extensively by global media and is one of the most followed Indian Information Security Expert on various social media platforms. Tyagi has also helped companies like Intel, Sony, HP, Discovery Networks, TED, etc to find critical vulnerabilities on their websites.

LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal shared: “We are extremely proud of our young minds like Rahul Tyagi who has been listed among the top 40 business minds in the country by Fortune India at such a young age. We are certain that our students will continue to achieve such milestones. LPU wishes them best of luck for their future.”

The post LPU Alumnus featured in Fortune India ‘40 Under 40’ List of India’s Brightest Entrepreneurs, 2019 appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Bengaluru: Bangalore Little Theatre, to celebrate its Golden Jubilee and also Professor Vijay Padaki’s 80th birthday, is presenting his play, ‘Credit Titles’, in Bangalore, on July 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2019. What makes it special for IIM Bangalore is that it celebrates a short story author (Professor Vinod Vyasulu) and the script writer (Professor Vijay Padaki), both of whom were faculty at IIMB.

Background to the play: In the early 90’s India opened up its economy and joined the world economic order as a player and thus became a participant in the globalization of trade. That meant conforming to global practices in Intellectual Property Rights. It also meant joining the World Trade Organization. Arthur Dunkel was the Director-General of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade between 1980 and 1993. He compiled an international agreement about the scope of Intellectual Property Rights and its procedures. It came to be called the ‘Dunkel Draft’. The draft was accepted and became the foundation of the World Trade Organization. The early 90’s saw a great deal of debate on several issues arising from the Dunkel Draft. An important one was the ethical-legal question of patenting life forms. In other words: who does life belong to?

Professors Vinod Vyasulu and Vijay Padaki were colleagues at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore during its formative years. They have published work together combining development economics and the behavioral sciences. The play ‘Credit Titles’ came out of a conversation around the Dunkel Draft. The conversation was part serious and part light-hearted. Prof. Vyasulu suggested that since ‘dunkel’ in German meant ‘darkness’, it might well be that the poor countries in the world were dealing with a ‘darkness draft’. They did not know what they are getting into and were perhaps being prevented from knowing what they were getting into! Very soon Prof. Vyasulu had written it all up as a short story. He then asked Prof. Padaki if he would like to make a play out of it, which he did. He shared the play script with a few close friends, including two in Chennai. One of them wrote back immediately suggesting Prof. Padaki to submit the script to The Hindu, who had just then announced the (first) awards for contemporary play scripts. The friend even offered to submit the play script on his behalf. Months later, when all was forgotten, he received a phone call informing him that ‘Credit Titles’ had won the award. The extraordinarily talented dramatist Pearl Padamsee was chairperson of the award jury. She later congratulated Prof. Padaki for turning out a play that was ahead of its time in form and construction.

The post Former IIMB professors’ play ‘Credit Titles’ to be presented by Bangalore Little Theatre on July 20, 21, 27 & 28 appeared first on India Education Diary.

Read Full Article

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
close
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free month
Free Preview