Thursday, October 15, 2015

Delhi Cabinet has decided to enhance the minimum wages

The Delhi Cabinet has decided to enhance the minimum wages of workers in the national capital. The Heads of Departments (HoDs) have been direct to ensure that workers must get minimum wages.
The Labour Department has been asked to prepare a policy for contract labourers.
The department has been directed to ensure that in place of technical revision of minimum wages, which had been happening so far, the new policy will emphasize on how much wages will be sufficient for leading a decent life in Delhi.
The Government has also decided that the contractors who don’t pay minimum wages would be blacklisted. Performance appraisal of the present labour contractors would also be done.
The government has been receiving complaints that many contractors keep the ATM cards of the labourers and unauthorisedly withdraw part of the cash which should be paid to labourers. Several other similar anti-labour measures are being resorted to by some contractors. The government has also decided to look into such complaints seriously.

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HP Unveils Fastest Large-Format Color and Monochrome Printing Portfolio

HP Unveils Fastest Large-Format Color and Monochrome Printing Portfolio in the Market   
New HP PageWide XL Printers and Blueprinters redefine productivity, printing costs and quality
New Delhi, India, October 14, 2015 – HP today introduced a new portfolio of HP PageWide XL Printers with the launch of HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer in India,offering the fastest large-format production printing available in color and black-and-white(1).
HP PageWide XL Printers do the job of two printers in one single device, providing monochrome and color prints at breakthrough speeds up to 60 percent faster than the fastest monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) printer(2).  Included as part of the new portfolio, the HP PageWide XL Blueprinters are also designed to deliver more pages of translucent prints, black-and-white whiteprints and digital blueprints with superior quality.
The new printers will enable reprographic houses, print service providers (PSPs),enterprise central reprographic departments (CRDs) and print corners to produce computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and will open new business opportunities with geographic information system (GIS) maps, point-of-sale applications and posters.
“Our large-format printing customers are continually exploring ways to improve productivity, streamline workflow and reduce costs,” said Devang Karia, Country Manager, Large Format Design,PPS, HP India.“The HP PageWide XL Printers announced today deliver what our customers have been seeking for years and will revolutionize the production printing market, offering affordable, high-quality black-and-white and color output in a single device at the fastest speeds available.”
HP PageWide XL Printers are the first products introduced under the new HP PageWide sub-brand. Based on proven HP PageWide Technology, which currently powers HP Inkjet Web Presses, HP business printers and will be scaled for upcomingHP 3D Multi Jet FusionTM printers, the new portfolio delivers on the announcement made last year, providing low operation costs driven by life-long printheads, high ink efficiency and cloud-based support. The HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio includes:
·      The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offering high-end production printing at revolutionary speeds up to 30 D/A1-size prints per minute as well as two 775 milliliter ink cartridges per color with automatic switching and up to six rolls – more than 3,900 feet (1,200 meters) – of media for sustained productivity.
·      The HP PageWide XL 8000 and 5000 Blueprinters delivering medium-to-large reprographic houses and enterprise CRDs robust mid-to high-volume production of technical documents, including translucent prints, black-and-white whiteprints and digital blueprints, at up to 800 and 320 A0 pages per hour respectively.
·      The HP PageWide XL 5000 Printer and Multi-function Printer (MFP) providing small- to medium-sized reprographic houses and enterprise CRDs mid-volume technical document production at up to 14 D/A1-size prints per minute as well as two 400 milliliter ink cartridges per color with automatic switching and up to four rolls of media to streamline work.
·      The HP PageWide XL 4000 Printer and MFP allowing technical work teams and copy shops to produce 8 D/A1-size prints per minute, helping teams increase on-the-job productivity. A speed upgrade option is also available which can produce up to 12D/A1-size prints per minute.
“Changing customer demands have caused us to look for opportunities to address the print needs of new markets, including advertising and communication, in addition to servicing our core customer base of architecture, engineering and construction firms,” said Chuck Wingard, president and owner, Tree Towns Imaging & Color Graphics. “The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer will enable us to streamline our workflow with one printer for a variety of high-quality black-and-white and color jobs at high speeds and will fill the gap between our existing technology to better service our diverse customer base.”

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Mumbai, October 14, 2015: ThyssenKrupp Elevator, a part of diversified industrial group ThyssenKrupp AG,  today announced it will set up a state-of-the-art  multipurpose manufacturing plant in the Chakan Industrial Area in Pune, Maharashtra, with an investment of 44 million euros (₹300 crore).
This facility will enable the company to cater to increasing demands from the local market, and is aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ vision, aimed at promoting domestic manufacturing.
On this occasion, Dr. Michael Thiemann, CEO, ThyssenKrupp India said, “India has ushered in a paradigm shift with its ambitious vision, ‘Make in India’, to boost the local manufacturing sector and uplift the economy. We are eager to participate in this growth by investing ahead of the curve and support the rapid urbanisation in the country through locally manufactured, high-end technology engineering solutions”.
India has some of fastest-growing urban areas in the world and by 2020, the country will have 58 urban conglomerations. There has been a vast increase in the number of high-rise buildings constructed in the country, and with efficient mobility as a key factor in buildings that scale new heights, it is no surprise that India is also the fastest growing elevator market in the world. In view of these elements, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is seizing the moment and focusing on localising its production in the country.
Commenting on the new facility, Mr. Bharat Vishnani, Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp Elevator India, said, “With the government focused on building 100 Smart Cities, including new housing complexes, airports, malls, railway stations, and harbours, we are expecting to see a significant increase in demand for mobility solutions in India. Through our expertise in smart mobility products and long-standing presence in India, ThyssenKrupp is perfectly poised to support this aspect of India’s growth story”.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator aims to complete the new facility in 2017 and achieve 95% manufacturing localisation in the country in the next 3-4 years. The facility’s initial capacity of 6,000 units per year will be extended to 10,000 units per year in FY 2019/20. In addition, the company will establish a SEED Campus (ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s training academy) on-site to improve service efficiency in the field. ThyssenKrupp Elevator will also transition key departments, such as contract engineering, from Mumbai to Pune, with the intention of localising the workforce and building on local talent.
To better cater to local demand, ThyssenKrupp Elevator plans to introduce new elevator and escalator products which are innovative and fully-adjusted to Indian market requirements.
In addition, the company plans to strengthen its Maintenance Services business in the country through highly trained engineers and technicians providing timely and world-class service locally.
Recent Innovations Introduced 
In 2014, ThyssenKrupp Elevator presented the ACCEL, a new transportation system capable of attracting up to 30% additional passengers to metro stations and cutting transit times in airports by up to two-thirds. ACCEL is a solution tailored for countries such as Brazil and China, which are experiencing rapid urban development.
Also last year, for the mid and high-rise buildings construction industry, ThyssenKrupp Elevator launched the world’s first rope-free, multi-cabin elevator system, MULTI. By using maglev (linear electro-magnetic) technology from the Transrapid train, this innovation allows the motion of multiple cars in the same shaft both vertically and horizontally, thus giving free rein to architects’
imaginations and increasing transport capacities and efficiency by 50% while reducing the elevator footprint and peak loads from the power supply in buildings.

Arambagh Puja to celebrate the power of women with Real Life Durgas -“DuggAmar-Empowering Women”

· Kamduni Rape Warriors, Widows from Vrindavan, Rape & Acid Survivors, Untouchables from Alwar to inaugurate Arambagh Durga Puja
· Many Living Durgas of India to be felicitated during the Puja
· Delhi to witness a Fibre-Glass Sculpture of an Adivasi woman symbolising Durga-the sculpture is inspired by Dokra-a dying Bengali art form , measuring 40 X 25 feet as the facade of the Pandal
· The eco-friendly Puja recreates mini-Kolkata with food and festivity galore
New Delhi, October 1
4, 2015: Arambagh Puja is known for its uniqueness in sending a social message every year while celebrating the Puja. In 2013 Arambagh Puja’s theme was ‘Buddha & World Peace’ where Late President APJ Abdul Kalam inaugurated the puja, in 2014 it was “Annihilation of Demonic Power”. This year Arambagh is celebrating puja with the Real Life Durgas- “DuggAmar-Empowering Women”- who have successfully overcome all the obstacles in life to achieve their goal or who are still fighting for their right inspite of various social evils. DuggAmar- inspired by Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, where Dugga with her brother Apu run across a field to see the running train (in Bengali people call Dugga instead of Durga), symbolises courage, hope & inspiration. While we worship Durga, in reality most of the women are subjected to exploitation, violence and humiliation in the family and in the society.
This year’s Arambagh Puja is a silent protest against all forms of violence against women, urges everyone to take pledge to end all forms of violence against women.
Widows, rape & acid attack survivors face humiliation in the society without their fault and looked down upon as unwanted or untouchable. To challenge such idea and restore women’s dignity and respect, Arambagh Puja Samiti has invited widows from Vrindavan, Moushumi Koyal & Tumpa Koyal of Kamduni Pratibad Mancha, Kolkata, sex workers from Sonagachi- Asia’;s largest red-light district in Kolkata, various NGOs such as Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee working for the betterment of sex workers, untouchables from Alwar and many more to inaugurate the puja.
Arambagh Puja in association with Sulabh International have invited fifty widows from Vrindavan to travel to Delhi during Puja so that they can cherish their childhood puja days. Sulabh International under the leadership of Dr Bindeshar Pathak has done some appreciable work for the welfare of the widows in Vrindavan and Alwar , where their plight is immeasurable otherwise.
In a major attraction this year, Puja lovers will witness a 40ft tall Adivasi woman with bow, arrow, sword in her hand, which will serve as the facade of the pandal. The Adivasi woman will represent Durga who has the power to annihilate all violence against women. The organizers want to send out the message that like Durga, a woman is strong enough to punish her violator. The Adivasi Woman is made of fibre-glass and its decoration is inspired by “Dokra”-a dying Bengali art form. A 30*15 sqft chandelier will also be specially designed for the pandal.
The main pandal will have specially designed installations and portraits of ten icons like Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Boxer Mary Kom, Mother Teresa, Malala Yousafzai, Bhanwari Devi etc. to salute their contribution, bravery and achievements. Arambagh puja samiti will also felicitate some inspiring women at the puja as these are the Real Living Durgas of India.
Eminent painter, sculptor, Partha Biswas and Tushar Kanti Das from Kolkata with 12 students from Government Art College, Kolkata are working non-stop to construct the theme of the pandal and its interiors. While Salil Bhattacharya is making the idol of Maa Durga, two famous artists from Kumartuli have specially come down to New Delhi to design special sarees, ornaments, and decoration for the Pratima. Artistic Director Bapi Bose, one of the most prominent Directors in contemporary Indian theatre, is in charge of lights and effects.
Arambagh Puja is best known for its uniqueness in celebration and creating Kolkata’s environment with the city’s sumptuous cuisines and festivities during the Durga Puja. The Arambagh Puja, which celebrated its silver jubilee in 2013 at a budget of Rs. 1 crore, has consciously decided to keep the budgets low for this year at Rs 50 lakh. The pujas, however, will retain its essence with the same fervour creating a mini-Kolkata to woo puja lovers.
Like previous years, Arambagh Puja has adopted completely eco-friendly ways to celebrate the pujas this year too in its aim to deliver a message to the society that people should learn to cohabit with nature instead of destroying nature. The idols have been made with different kind of materials which have no harmful effects and do not pollute water. From the goddess’ idol to the murals and illustrations on the walls, everything has been made with organic materials. Even the sari of the idol is made up of mud though it looks like an original piece of garment and the entire decoration of the pandal has been done with thermocol and mud. Other eco-friendly materials; such as waste paper, herbal colours, fibre, straw and bamboo has been used, that have minimum impact on the ecology.
Mr Abhijit Bose, Executive Chairman of Arambagh Puja Samiti said, “Our entire Durga Puja arrangements are not only a celebration of Maa Durga, but Manavi Durgas who are an inspiration to all of us. This puja is a call against all the bad practices and violence meted out to women. We urge to end dowry, violence etc against women and other sporadic wickedness in society.”
“ For years, Durga Puja has become one occasion for people to come out, celebrate, meet and greet, have food and go home. We wanted to redefine the concept of celebrations. So we started putting emphasis on social themes and bring cultural personalities to signify the importance of issues such as this. Kolkata’s famed caterers will join Purani Dilli’s counterparts to serve tantalising food. Over a lakh people are expected to hit the pandal.”-Mr. Bose added.
Even the Bhandara which will be served at the pujas, will be prepared by invited chefs from Kolkata.
The cultural activities promise to be an extravaganza with cultural programme in the morning and the evening, with eminent artistes e.g Anushka Dutta Gupta, India’s Got Talent fame Sanjay Mandal and many more from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata performing at ArambaghPuja during different days.
Amit Saha, a folk singer from Bangladesh will also come to perform at Arambagh Puja. Gotipua – a traditional dance form from Odisha is also a major attraction this year.
Arambagh Puja,
Puja Park, Arambagh, Punchkuian Road
New Delhi – 110005, Near Ramakrishna Ashram Metro Station

GAIL releases fifth Sustainability Report

GAIL releases fifth Sustainability Report
Becomes first PSU to avail Content Index certified by GRI, Amsterdam
“Fostering Responsible Growth” theme of the report
New Delhi, 14th October, 2015: GAIL (India) Limited has released the Company’s Sustainability Report for the year 2014-15, becoming the first Public Sector Undertaking of the country to avail Content Index certified by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Amsterdam.
The report, on the theme ‘Fostering Responsible Growth’, was released here yesterday by Shri B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, in the presence of Shri M. Ravindran, Director (HR), Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), Shri Subir Purkayastha, Director (Finance), Shri Ashutosh Jindal, Director, Smt. Anuradha Sharma Chagti, Director and other senior officials of the company.
The report, the fifth released by GAIL, marks the transition from GRI G3.1 to GRI G4 guidelines and is in line with GRI G4 Guidelines ‘in-accordance’ option core.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tripathi said “We believe in growth that is sustainable and inclusive while remaining deeply committed to ensuring the trust of our stakeholders.” He also noted that GAIL has been acknowledged among CDP India Leaders 2014 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and is the only company in Utilities category among the top 22 India leaders.
GAIL has developed ‘Sustainability Aspirations 2020’, which are self-driven targets focused towards the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption and specific energy intensity.
This year’s Sustainability Report is a materiality centric report and contains dedicated sections for each of the stakeholders. These material issues have been identified after a thorough materiality assessment and stakeholder engagement exercise which was conducted at 10 locations of GAIL amongst different stakeholder groups.
All Sustainability Reports of GAIL have been assured by external third party. Continuing the practice, this year’s Sustainability Report has been assured by DNVGL. This is a Type 2 Moderate level assured report based on AA1000AS (2008) standard. Assurance process includes data verification at different sites of GAIL that will continue to help GAIL improve its processes and data management mechanisms.
GAIL’s Corporate Sustainability Reports are available on the Company’s website (www. The report for 2014-15 was web hosted on the day GAIL AGM was held.



IDBI Federal Life Insurance builds a new partnership with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)

Kolkata, 14th October 2015: IDBI Federal Life Insurance has announced its partnership with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to strengthen state’s cricket endeavors. Sourav Ganguly at the helm of affairs as the youngest ever president and taking charge of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), has already created a roadmap to reinvigorate the state’s cricket dynamics. And with this association, the Vision 2020 project will establish to hone meritorious talent and develop them into high-class players to play for the national side.
Speaking on this association, Sourav GangulyPresident – the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said, “Bengal cricket in the last couple of years has been making steady efforts to build a supply line of national team players. The most significant of these projects is the ‘Vision 2020’ which has in its fold eminent cricketers like VVS Laxman, Muttiah Muralitharan, TA Sekhar to change the face of Bengal cricket. We are glad that IDBI Federal Life Insurance understands the importance of such initiatives. Like us, they too believe, the assurance and support it needs to hone upcoming cricketers. I would like to thank IDBI Federal Life Insurance for coming forward and partnering with us to continue making this a grand success.”

On this occasion, Vighnesh Shahane, CEO of IDBI Federal Life Insurance said,Sports has always been a force for good. IDBI Federal Life Insurance’s vision is to inspire positive change that helps people shape a better future and live their best lives. Bengal cricket is going through dynamic changes and the different projects that the association has undertaken just add to the vibrant spirit of the game. We are happy to be a part of the CAB’s ambitious journey- it promises to bring about positive changes for the game of cricket at the national as well as international levels. I am confident that this association will be a stepping stone for the stars of tomorrow. We are truly excited about this collaboration and would like to thank the CAB for selecting us as their partners in this journey.”

IDBI Federal Life Insurance will sponsor all age group teams from the CAB for various domestic cricket tournaments, including Ranji matches. 

About IDBI Federal Life Insurance
IDBI Federal Life Insurance is one of India’s growing life insurance companies and offers a diverse range of wealth management, protection and retirement solutions to individual and corporate customers.
IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd is a joint-venture of IDBI Bank, India’s premier development and commercial bank, Federal Bank, one of India’s leading private sector banks and Ageas, a multinational insurance giant based out of Europe.
Having commenced operations in 2008, IDBI Federal was able to achieve breakeven within just 5 years; the Company’s passion for innovation and growth helped it achieve this feat.
Through a nationwide network of 2, 964 branches of IDBI Bank and Federal Bank, and a sizeable network of advisors and partners, IDBI Federal Life Insurance has achieved presence across the length and breadth of the country. As on March 31, 2015, the company has issued nearly 7.88 lakh policies with a sum assured of over Rs. 41,856 crore. IDBI Federal Life Insurance has total assets under management of 4,087 crore and a robust capital base of over 800 crores, as on March 31, 2015.

About the sponsors of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd   
IDBI Bank Ltd. continues to be, since its inception, India’s premier industrial development bank. It came into being as on July 01, 1964 to support India’s industrial backbone. Today, it is amongst India’s foremost commercial banks, with a wide range of innovative products and services, serving retail and corporate customers in all corners of the country from 1717 branches and 3000 ATMs. The Bank offers its customers an extensive range of diversified services including project finance, term lending, working capital facilities, lease finance, venture capital, loan syndication, corporate advisory services and legal and technical advisory services to its corporate clients as well as mortgages and personal loans to its retail clients. As part of its development activities, IDBI Bank has been instrumental in sponsoring the development of key institutions involved in India’s financial sector – National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) and National Securities Depository Ltd, SHCIL (Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd), CARE (Credit Analysis and Research Ltd).
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Federal Bank is one of India’s leading private sector banks, with a dominant presence in the state of Kerala. It has a strong network of over 1,247 branches and 1,485 ATMs spread across India. The bank provides over four million retail customers with a wide variety of financial products. Federal Bank is one of the first large Indian banks to have an entirely automated and interconnected branch network. In addition to interconnected branches and ATMs, the Bank has a wide range of services like Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Tele Banking, Any Where Banking, debit cards, online bill payment and call centre facilities to offer round the clock banking convenience to its customers. The Bank has been a pioneer in providing innovative technological solutions to its customers and the Bank has won several awards and recommendations.
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Ageas is an international insurance group with a heritage spanning 190 years. Ranked among the top 20 insurance companies in Europe, Ageas has chosen to concentrate its business activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the largest share of the global insurance market. These are grouped around four segments: Belgium, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia and served through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors around the world. Ageas operates successful partnerships in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand and has subsidiaries in France, Hong Kong and the UK. Ageas is the market leader in Belgium for individual life and employee benefits, as well as a leading Non-Life player through AG Insurance. In the UK, Ageas is the sixth largest Non-Life insurer with a number 3 position in cars insured and has a strong presence in the over 50’s market. Ageas employs more than 13,000 people in the consolidated entities and over 30,000 in the non-consolidated partnerships, and has annual inflows of more than EUR 23 billion.
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