Sunday, October 21, 2012

Launch of SsangYong Rexton by Mahinra

on October 21, 2012 SUV Rexton  first product to be introduced in India comes from stables of the fourth largest Korean auto maker SsangYong, stakes acquired by M&M in March 2011. Mahindra to  retails Rexton in 66 countries across the globe, including passenger car markets of South Korea, Russia and several European nations.
Mahindra India car receive the third generation of the upcoming SUV, which is renowned worldwide as the SsangYong Rexton W. The Mahindra-SsangYong has presented new product on festive season in a line of lockhorn  against their counterparts of Toyota Fortuner, Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe,Ford Endeavour Mitsubishi Pajero in the Indian market which is growing in this segment with rapid pace .
Mahindra  the launch of the SsangYong Rexton W in the Indian market, which is brought in as a CKD from Korea. The Rexton is in its third generation and the next generation model will be developed by Mahindra (at Chakan) for domestic and export markets. The Rexton is available as a 5-seater and 7-seater. The vehicle is badged as SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra and thus there is ‘by Mahindra’ badge on the tail gate. The SsangYong Rexton is powered by a 2696 cc diesel engine which has 5-cylinders and is offered in two set of tunes. The manual Rexton (RX270 XDi) produces 162 BHP of power at 4000 RPM and 340 Nm of torque between 1800-3250 RPM. The RX270 XDi Rexton has a top speed of 180 km/hr returning an ARAI certified mileage of 12.4 km/l. The RX270 XVT produces 184 BHP of power at 4000 RPM and 402 Nm of torque between 1600-3000 RPM (Mahindra even compared this engine with the Skoda Superb!). This variant of the Rexton has a top speed of 194 km/hr and returns 11.18 km/l mileage as per ARAI.

Ramsay stays in lead, six Indians with five off the lead

Bengaluru, Oct 20: Scotsman Richie Ramsay struggled with his cold putter but held onto the lead he has had since day one to move to 11-under at the end of third round of the Hero Indian Open on Saturday. Ramsay posted a one-under-par 70 for 11-under-par 202 to hold a narrow one-shot lead over Asian Tour Qualifying School graduate Jaakko Makitalo of Finland.

Makitalo, playing one flight in front of Ramsay, charged into contention for a first Asian Tour win as he returned with a 68 at the approximately US$1.25 million event.

Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant (67), winner of the 2005 Hero Indian Open and 19-year-old Panuphol Pittayarat (69) were a further shot back with James Morrison (67) of England at the Karnataka Golf Association course, which saw good sized crowds on a day when the weather was excellent despite drizzle at times.

With the top eight within three shots of each other Ramsay will be pushed hard on the final day. There are another seven players who are within five off the lead.

The top Indian was Shiv Kapur (67) who brought himself back into spotlight with a round that had four birdies and one bogey. At seven-under he is the top Indian and four off the lead.

However, there were as many five other Indians who were just one behind Kapur and five shots behind the leader, Ramsay. That bunch included three-time Indian Open winner Jyoti Randhawa, who admitted he finally felt comfortable at this Indian Open, home boys Anirban Lahiri, who had the day’s best card of 66 and amateur S Chikkrangappa, last year’s runner-up Chiragh Kumar and Gaganjeet Bhullar, the man who has won two Asian Tour titles in last one month.

That set the stage for a dramatic final day.
Ramsay, who is playing on a sponsor’s invitation, said, “I actually played nice. I found it tough to play with the wind blowing all over the place. I needed to make some putts which I didn’t. It was a case of being close but not close enough today.”

“It is surprising to be leading in a tournament with the way I putted. If I can putt better, then I think there’s a better score out there,” he added.

Kapur led the local charge with a round of 68 as he lies in ninth position on 206 but it was local boy Anirban Lahiri who made the biggest move on the leaderboard with a 66 highlighted by two chip-ins on holes seven (25 feet) and nine (15 feet).

Kapur said, “It was nice to finish with a birdie for every shot counts. And at seven-under I could have an outside chance as I am only four back. I was once again good from tee to green, but didn’t hole many putts and that’s been the story of the week.”

Lahiri said, “Every par I made at the back felt like a birdie because I felt like I could make anything. I think I’m still in a great spot because I have nothing to lose. I can just go out there tomorrow and shoot my lights out. I got everything to play for.”

Makitalo eagled the par five 11th hole for the second successive day after hitting his hybrid to four feet from the hole. He could have shared the lead if not for a bogey on the last.

Panuphol’s patience was rewarded with four birdies against two bogeys and admits that his performance this week has surpassed his expectations.
The 45-year-old Thaworn Wiratchant, who holds the record of 14 Asian Tour titles, posted a flawless round highlighted by four birdies and is aiming to win the Hero Indian Open for the second time in his career.

Curtains go up for Arya Carnivals !

Collaborates with premier Beijing company to bring theatrical feast of Chinese Kung-Fu legends to India

New Delhi, 19th October 2012: Its show time folksArya Carnivals, a newly formed independent business unit which is a brainchild of Indian entrepreneur Mr. Deepak Bahl has collaborated with BeijingⳠforemost entertainment company China Heaven Creation (Huan Yu Martial Art Showplace Company Limited) to bring an extravagant international show 㔨e Legend of Kung Fu䬠which is centered on the themes of romance, martial arts, acrobats, dance, music - all presented in a spell-binding high-voltage live performance.  The association was announced in the presence of Mr. Zeng Yan Cultural Attache, Embassy of the Peoples⊒epublic of China & Mr. Li Dazhong, Director of China Heaven.

The idea behind formation of Arya Carnivals is to fill the void in the entertainment scenario of India and offer Indian audiences the never-before experience of ༯span>enjoying lavishly mounted, magnificently produced and flawlessly performed  outstanding shows that are world class. The objective of this venture by Deepak Bahl is to identify, collaborate with the best entertainment companies globally and develop a platform and eco system for live performances here in various cities in India.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Deepak Bahl, CEO, Arya Carnivals said, since 1960 Bruce Lee spin kicks and flying leaps have been fascinating the audience worldwide. We at Arya Carnivals want to recreate the magic of Bruce LeeⳠera with its larger- than- life show of hair-raising stunts, emotive stories, and rhythmic musical presentations under the ambit of grand theatrical rendering. We are hopeful that this unique show ᠔he Legend of Kung Fu⠷ill be etched in the minds of audience once and forever as we have left no stone unturned to make the show an unforgettable experience.
The current collaboration between Arya Carnivals & China Heaven Creation kicks off with the marquee show titled 㠔he Legend of Kung Fu 㠷hich will tour various cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore. This spectacular show is to be performed by a 50-member Chinese martial arts troupe who will enact a mesmerizing narrative appealing to human emotions. Legend of Kung Fu by Arya Carnivals will be a perfect amalgam of captivating theatre and musical of the highest quality which has been watched by  millions of enraptured audiences, the world over.

The short video preview ༯span>of ༯span>the show Legend of Kung Fu organized by Arya Carnivals left the audience entranced and applauding the great action scenes by new-age Kung Fu warriors amidst the Chinese theatrical backdrop set in a Broadway style which is a visual treat. The technical and production support provided by China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Co., Ltd. recreated the extraordinarily awe-inspiring traditional Chinese milieu.

About Arya Carnivals:
Incorporated in 2010, Arya Carnivals which is an independent business unit is the newest offering from the house of VP Impex. Since the beginning, it has aspired to provide world-class recreational pursuit for the Indian audience. The seeds of success were laid in the year 1979 with the establishment of New Life Pharmaceuticals and V.P. Impex was established in 1990. Arya Carnivals has been solely formed for providing pure entertainment of International standard and repute to Indian audience.

In a fresh development, Arya Carnivals has collaborated with China Heaven Creation which has a success story of facilitating and organizing a total of more than 5000 such live shows across Europe, United Kingdom, America and this grand spectacle has been capturing the fascination of young and old alike since its beginning.ࠠ

China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts CoLtd.:
China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Co., Ltd. (CHC), a Chinese-foreign Joint Venture, subordinated to China Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation. It is a performing arts production company established in 1999 which leads the entertainment sector in project planning and producing large-scale shows in China, while also acting as a theatrical agency both domestically and abroad.

The tenet of the company is to produce national brand shows and contribute to the development of China and the worldⳠentertainment industry. During its 12 years operation, CHC has created 10 great theatrical productions with many achievements.  CHC has been  acknowledged as ㎡tional Model base for Cultural Industry (Export)伯span> and ㅸcellent Cultural Exporting Enterprise伯span> by Ministry of Culture, and was granted ㋥y Enterprise for National Cultural Export伯span> jointly by Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Press and Publication, and State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television from 2007 to 2010 for four consecutive years.

Indian tablet market to grow at a CAGR of 40%

Indian tablet market to grow at a CAGR of 40% over the next 5 years-Tablets set for massive proliferation in India Entry-level budget tablets and mid-range devices to power growth in India

 Services such as –Governance, education and healthcare - New drivers of the tablet revolution
New Delhi; October 19, 2012: As MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D services sectors, celebrates 30 years since its inception in 1982, it today announced the findings of its first ever Tablet Study on the tablet revolution underway in the Indian market. The tablet market, pioneered by the launch of the iPad in  2010, has been growing rapidly and the study puts the growth rate at 40% over the next 5 years, compounded annually. 

Commenting on this new opportunity, Dr. Alok Bhardwaj, President, MAIT, said:  “The tablet market is the new blue-eyed growth opportunity in India.  It is fast becoming one of the drivers of rapid growth in the IT content consumption and hardware sector in India. With the introduction of several national and international brands of tablet in India, the market is witnessing a revolution of sorts with these devices changing the way services are delivered in various other sectors such as education, healthcare and governance. Tablets will soon enable and empower even our rural areas with services bridging the last mile connectivity gap through these devices.  We expect the market to touch 1.6 million units in the current financial year and grow to touch 7.3 million units by 2015-16”.
“A key factor in the growth of tablets has been the encouragement from the government in adopting and developing low-cost options for use in our villages and other rural areas.
Education and healthcare services are now being accessed by many more people with the help of low-cost tablet.  He further said, Tablets being one of the cheapest devices available in the Indian market, it is a potential device that can transform the entire country, as any content in any language can effectively work on this device”. 
MAIT Vice President, Mr J V Ramamurthy said: “The tablet market is expected to grow at around 40% CAGR annually over the next 5 years. It is an evolving market and we expect to see the emergence of value based tablet devices as an important segment. Also the developing ecosystem for this device will ensure that tablets as a computing device will become an integral part of human lives. Apart from being a consumer lifestyle product I see a huge uptake of the tablet in the education segment and it is a device which has all the potential to revolutionize the education system”  

About MAIT:
Set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT industry promotion, MAIT has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organisation.  Representing IT hardware, training, R&D, and associated services in India, MAIT’s charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India, strengthen the role of IT in national economic development and promote business through international alliances.
October 19, 2012
Book Launch and Panel Discussion
Date and Time: Monday 22nd October, 10.30 am
Venue: Conference Hall No. 2, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

10.30 – 11.00 am
: Registration and Tea

11.00 – 11.30 am
: Launch of the book:
From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World
Welcome: Mr. Sanu Kapila, Director, Academic Foundation
Introduction of Dr. Green and the bookDr. Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam India
Book release and keynote addressMr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Vote of thanks

11.30 – 1.00 pm: 
Panel Discussion: “Active Citizens and Effective States: What are the Barriers to Democratic Developmental States?"
Chair: Dr. Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam India
Introduction: Dr. Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Advisor, Oxfam GB

Mr. Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission of India

Mr. Gurcharan Das, Leading Author and Commentator
Dr. Aditya Nigam, Centre for the Studies of Developing Societies

Mr. Harsh Mander, Director, Centre for Equity Studies (TBC)

1.00 – 2.00 pm: Lunch

2.00 – 5.00 pm
Presentation of draft Oxfam International Strategy for 2013-19 by Dr. Duncan Green, followed by moderated discussion on the strategy.  (With a 20 minutes tea break)

Academic Foundation 
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New Delhi - 110 002. India. 

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