Wednesday, January 16, 2019

THE TIMES OF INDIA Gadgets Now Awards 2019



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Dear Sir/Ma'am,


It gives us immense pleasure to invite you for the inaugural THE TIMES OF INDIA Gadgets Now Awards 2019  and we request you to block the date in your calendar for the same..

Gadgets Now Awards is India's finest people choice gadgets awards rewarding the best gadgets -- across a range of categories. The central theme for our inaugural awards this year is "Ease of Use".

As you know, Gadgets Now is the technology destination of world's most-visited news website:www.timesofindia.com.  Gadgets Now offers comprehensive coverage of technology news, reviews,  comparisons, videos and  more.

Gadgets Now Awards follows in the legacy of other popular Times Group awards like Filmfare Awards, the oldest and largest film entertainment awards; Economic Times Awards, the first and foremost recognized business awards; and Times of India Sports Awards, India's largest popular choice sports awards.

Event Date: The awards has been scheduled for 30th of January 2019 at Tulip ballroom, Crowne Plaza, Gurugram, 6.30 pm onwards.

Looking forward to hosting you at the event, please confirm your presence via return mail or click here to register so that we can block a seat for you.  

You will receive a confirmation mail closer to the event date, which can be shown at the registration desk.


Thanks very much and looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

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Nalin Mehta
Executive Editor, TOI - Online

RSVP :  Palak Puri | +91 99538 95986 

Sapna Choudhary launched the trailer of her Debut film in Delhi

Sensational dancer & Television personality Sapna Choudhary now up to showcase her acting skills with new coming film ‘Dosti Ke Side Effects’. As recently Sapna along with the cast of the movie witnessed at Film Division Auditorium, Delhi for the launch of the trailer.
 Present in the event was director of the film Hadi Ali Abar, lead actor Zuber Khan, Vikrant Anand and actress Anju Jadhav. As Sapna will be seen portraying the lead character, therefore she interacted with Delhi media and shared her views and experience.
 Talking about the same, Sapna stated, “My experience was wonderful, I am more excited after watching the trailer. I had so much of fun while working for this film. The entire team was so cooperation. Atmosphere on the set was positive. It’s my first time I am working as an actor, I worked really hard infact we all, I made sure not to disappoint my producer and director as well as co-stars. I am really thankful to Hadi Sir for trusting and supporting me.”
   Featured under the banner of Share Happiness Films. The film also star Sai Ballal and Vaishnavi Mahant. Shot in various locations in Mumbai including Film City, ‘Dosti Ke Side Effects’ slated to release on February 8, 2019.

Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 shatters its own charity records

Raises more than 32 Crores for 270 NGOs, pre-race day

Over 1100 Individuals raise 11.73 Crores through the Individual Fundraising Category
MUMBAI, 15th 2019: The philanthropy pillar of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, promoted by Procam International, is the biggest philanthropic sporting platform in the country. The event has gone beyond running to bring people together – over and above politics, religion, race, colour, and gender. This includes not only runners but also spectators, volunteers, state and civic authorities, sponsors, fundraisers and all who experience and touch the event in different ways. The Tata Mumbai Marathon inspires people to ‘Be Better’ and the philanthropic pillar is a befitting example of this ethos.
United Way of Mumbai (UWM), the Philanthropy partner to the event, with the perseverance of 270 participating charities shattered all records in their philanthropic efforts raising an astounding  32 crores, pre-race day. These funds generated would help educate children, improve healthcare, provide livelihood opportunities, and safeguard the environment in communities across the country. The event has successfully forged a bond with civil society; empowering runners to power their runs by supporting various causes as well as enabling those who are not running, to participate via fundraising.
The Charity Platform
As the philanthropy partner of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, United Way Mumbai enables NGOs to raise funds for their projects through the event. United Way Mumbai maintains a cause neutral, level-playing field for all participating NGOs and provides a functional platform to various corporates and individual fundraisers to support these NGOs.
This year over 176 corporates have fielded 293 teams comprising of over 7,800 runners and have helped raise Rs 16.54 crore for 91 NGOs.
From a cumulative total of Rs 1.4 crores through 12 NGOs in the inaugural edition of the event, philanthropy at the event has made great strides. In this journey, there have been some extraordinary individuals who have raised phenomenal amounts; in the 2017 and 2018 editions two individuals, Mihir Doshi and Sankara Raman had raised Rs 1.3 crores and Rs 1.32 crores respectively, both shattering records in the individual fundraising category. This year, two fundraisers, Sankara Raman and Sanjeev Shah have already raised Rs 1.01 crores and Rs 1 crores respectively.
Jayanti Shukla, CEO, United Way Mumbai said: “With individuals breaking the 1-crore mark, we introduced the Change Legend title this year. Along with some distinct privileges, these remarkable individuals who raise over a crore, will always be recognized as Change Legends and will forever be a part of the Mumbai Marathon.”
She added: “Since 2009, when United Way Mumbai took over as the philanthropy partner, the scale and the number of people and corporations supporting it has grown each year and is a heartening testament of the power of sport to mobilise social good.”
On this occasion, Vivek Singh, Joint MD, Procam International said, “One of the most important aspects of the Tata Mumbai Marathon has been the immense positive response from all sections of society to the event’s unique charity platform. The amount raised and the fundraisers have created new records every year, and the 2019 edition is no exception. We are extremely proud of our incredible journey with our philanthropy partners, United Way Mumbai, who have enabled the event to contribute in multiple ways to help society #BeBetter. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to every individual who has worked towards this betterment and celebrate their commitment!”
Panelists for the press meet
Sankara Raman: Sankara Raman is a 56-year-old chartered account by profession and a philanthropist who has been participating in the Champions with Disability run for the past 12 years consecutively at the Mumbai Marathon and has cumulatively raised over Rs 6.68 crore. He raised Rs 1.3 Crore in the 2018 edition of TMM, receiving the highest fundraiser award. He has dedicated his life for the cause of disability and to the service of Amar Seva Sangam. Affected by Muscular Dystrophy himself, he aims to make Amar Seva Sangam a forerunner in disability management.

MANIKARNIKA: Song launched by Kanagan Ranaut,


MANIKARNIKA: Song launched by Kanagan Ranaut, Ankita Lokhande & Prasoon Joshi
 “Bharat”, the song of the upcoming Indian historical biographical film MANIKARNIKA: The Queen of Jhansi launched by the leading ladies Kangana Ranaut, Ankita Lokhande along with Lyricist Prasoon Joshi. The entire event took place with a grand start at Kingdom of Dream, Gurgaon. The audience around along with media goes mesmerized with the charm and soulful atmosphere spread by the entire team of the film, which is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi.
   Bharat is a melodious song about patriotism and dedication to one’s country. The film’s soundtrack is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi. The video features the journey of Manikarnika from when she was a child to how she grows up to be a brave woman. It is also a glimpse into how she becomes the queen of Jhansi, her fight against the British and more.
   While interacting with media Kangana thanked people for being present at the song launch and speaking of the song she said, “This song is the spirit of our film. The aathma of our film. Delhi is the spirit of India, its aathma and the heart as well. So there is no better place to launch this film than in Delhi. That’s why we have come here, to launch the song and to make you all a part of the event.” Whereas, Ankita who will be seen portraying Jhalkaribai, seemed highly confident and excited about her character in the film.
   MANIKARNIKA, the film portrays the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Directed by Krish and Kangana Ranaut and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti. The film stars Kangana Ranaut in the title role. Releasing on January 25, this movie is written by Prasoon and Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad.
Integrated Reporting – Financial, Technical, Sustainability
January16, 2019 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com

Objective of the Integrated Reporting Standards Prescribed by SEBI for Corporates is to create Transparent Functioning, Level Operating Conditions, Healthy Competition and Sharing of Knowledge with objectives of making Indian Companies Globally Competitive, Create Intellectual Property mainly ‘Patents’ – Sustainable Development, Clean Environment and Economic Prosperity for Shareholders, Workers, Investors and People.

Yesterday TOI reported India to have $46.3Trillion economy by 2030 compared to $31 Trillion for USA. India depends almost entirely on Fortune-IN 500 Companies holding $4000b assets for Economic Prosperity for 1300m-1500m Indians.

Though companies had adopted Integrated Reporting on directions of SEBIbut it had not TRANSLATED into ‘Globally Competitive Indian Industry’ – actually performance of our Companies is declining – Dividend to Shareholders is just $10b for $4000b Assets.

Productivity & Profitability is Sharply Declining but Imported Petroleum Use Sharply Growing

FortuneIn 500 Special Quarterly Issue 4 Yrs UPA vs 4 Yrs NDA and Petrostats
Item
Mar2010
Mar2014
Growth
Mar2018
Growth
Assets
98,00,829
1,80,77,610
84.46%
2,52,12,833
39.47%
Revenue
38,16,239
69,37,487
81.79%
83,81,026
20.82%
N.O. Income
36,43,467
66,21,992
81.75%
78,69,392
18.85%
Profits
3,30,824
4,33,992
31.19%
4,07,223
(-) 6.17%
Dividend
76,687
1,29,083
68.32%
73,740
(-) 42.87%
Petroleum C.
137.808
158.41
14.94%
204.92
29.36%

Working at BST in 1974 – 100% American Factory – Largest in North India I was inventing, was member of British Council and American Center in 1977 was accessing Fortune and other Business Magazines – Engineering, Handbooks and Annual Reports of Companies was offering Technologies and Innovative Projects to Indian & Foreign companies.

Garland Canal Project was shelved on the basis of few pages of ‘Hand Written Notes’ to PM in 1980 – was reduced one liner in 2003 – ‘Stupid idea of River Linking is on for 4 decades – Instead of Transporting 50 Billion Cubic Meters of Water – Why Don’t We Transport 30 million tones of Food-grains required by South India?’

SEBI had failed to provide ‘LEVEL WORKING CONDITIONS FOR COMPETITING COMPANIES’ – Companies may be Complying with ‘RULES’ but DISCOLSURES ARE INADEQUATE i.e. Reading SEC filing I get to know the Financial & Technical INSIGHT of the Company like PETROBRAS – but getting nothing in case of RIL.  

US Broke the Single Product MONOPOLY of Standard Oil, US Steel, American Tobacco, ATT etc

ü  SEBI task is easier – Breakdown MULTI-Product Companies in to SINGLE PRODUCT to be EFFICIENT & SMART COMPANIES, Create Level FINANCIAL Operating Conditions.

ü  Compulsory TECHNOLOGY & R&D Reporting – Appointment of Chief Tech Officers.

ü  Easier TAKEOVER Code by RIVAL Indian & Foreign Companies.

INVENTING INDIA THINK TANK - INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES & PROJECTS
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