Industrial Goods & Services
Vivekabhilash Sharma talks about the universality of wooden buildings
“Earth”, this third rock from the sun that we call home, has cradled, fed and nurtured us for millennia by letting us use all its resources. But the rate at which we have gone on to exploit its resources in the last couple of centuries has really put a big stress on our planet’s health. Melting ice, rising temperature, acidic oceans, polluted air in the cities, scarcity of drinking water, and random extreme weather are just some of the signs of imbalance in nature and the biggest culprits are us humans. In our pursuit of growth, we have mindlessly and selfishly exploited the resources available on our planet. One of the biggest needs of humans is the need for habitat. While the rest of the living world sees nature as its habitat, we humans need buildings that shield us from nature. As we grow in numbers, our need for the same also grows and so does the exploitation of resources to be able to construct those buildings. Impact on the environment and harmony with nature has always been a key consideration in architecture but in the last century, we somehow, somewhere lost the narrative in a race to move humanity into cities. We found and created materials that allowed us to build faster, bigger and cheaper, which were key considerations. Our cities expanded and we gradually turned from “herds to hordes”, putting further stress on our resources. Although in the last few decades, we have started looking seriously at the sustainability of how we build our habitats, our approach is half cooked. We evaluate our buildings for in-use carbon, but do not consider the embodied carbon. Instead of evaluating sustainability from cradle to grave, we just consider the in-use life of our building materials. We are running out of concrete (water + sand + rocks) to build. We have gone deeper and further to mine metals. All this is not renewable and certainly unsustainable. The time has come when we start relooking at materials that have been the mainstay of our construction practices for centuries. A material that is infinitely renewable in the short term and with the help of modern engineering techniques is turning out to be the best material to build with. It is high time to pay attention to WOOD because "Wood is Good". It is, in fact, the only alternative building material that will be proved sustainable in the longer run. We at Artius after rigorous study, research and local adaption of modern engineering wood technology, have been able to establish the right methodology, species and practices to manufacture new age materials like Glulam Timber and Cross Laminated Timber for Indian climatic conditions. We are all set to mark our presence by building large span multi-level structures for premium residences, boutique resorts and buildings that convey a message and contribute to build greener and healthier built environments. From Glulam window and door systems, Artius naturally progressed to build mid-rise structures, using this phenomenal material and aims at building Timber Skyscrapers in the near future! Artius is the Sustainable Architecture Partner of The Times of India Design X. To know more, visit www.toi-dx.com
Sep 12, 2019 - ET Edge
Shobhan Mittal says Greenply is Setting up Asia's Largest Environment Friendly MDF Plant
Shobhan Mittal, JMD & CEO of Greenply Industries stated that GIL is now expanding its business operations by setting up another state of the art facility for manufacturing MDF Board in Routhusurmala village, Thottambedu Mandal, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This plant with an annual capacity of 3,60,000 CBM will be the largest MDF plant in Asia and the fifth largest plant in the world. The mega project would entail significant investment in the industry of wood based panels in India. Greenply Industries Limited, is one of the leading interior infrastructure companies in India, and is primarily engaged in manufacture, marketing, distribution of Plywood and Medium Density Fibre Boards (MDF). Shobhan Mittal, former Executive Director of Greenply Industries has set up 5 manufacturing facilities across India in the states of Uttrakhand, West Bengal, Gujarat and Nagaland. The company has 4 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities for plywood and one facility for MDF, spread nationwide and produces world-class wood panel products. The flagship brands of the company are Green Panel Max and Green Floormax, among others. Given the imminent need to increase production of wood panel products across the country in order to bridge the demand-supply gap, it is imperative that the traditional inefficient wood panels be replaced with wood efficient MDF panels, thereby ensuring sustainable economic development with minimum burden on the environment / natural forest. Shobhan Mittal said, "The project is environment friendly and would help in reduction of biotic pressure on natural forest. With the production of MDF Board, GIL would be able to reduce demand of wood and consequently the burden on natural resources would be reduced ". He further stated, "The new MDF plant shall substantially increase the nation's existing capacity to produce MDF and would result in substituting imports with domestic production. This would reduce the outflow of foreign exchange and consequently help in saving nation's foreign exchange reserves ". The plant will also generate substantial commercial activity to contribute both directly and indirectly to the state of Andhra Pradesh. The project shall provide direct as well as indirect employment opportunities to a number of people both skilled and unskilled in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The project shall be based on short rotation, fast growing plantation crops. The wood species (Eucalyptus, Subabul, Casuarina, Prosopis, Acacia etc.) required to be used in the proposed manufacturing plants are grown by the local farmers and provide a direct source of income to them. It will support the plantation activities to the extent of 8000 to 10000 hectares per annum. As per the estimates, it will generate indirect employment to the tune of 4 million man-days annually and an amount of Rs 1500 crores is estimated to be rolling in the rural economy in each rotation cycle of 5 years. Shobhan Mittal further added that setting up of the MDF Board facility in Andhra Pradesh would also encourage and support development of various ancillary industries like furniture, panel, transport, artisans etc. in the state of Andhra Pradesh which, in turn, would lead to significant employment opportunities.
Nov 14, 2017 - Greenply
Pune developers celebrate the spirit of coding at GDG Pune
Pune-based voluntary organisation, Google Developer Group (GDG) recently concluded the 8 th edition of its annual Devfest. The annual flagship tech conference brought together over 1,000 techies in Pune, including 400 female developers. The developer fest organised by GDG Pune attracted world-class speakers and experts in emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Cloud, Android, and web for a day long technical sessions and hands-on workshops. The keynote delivered by the CEO of Sun and Sands Advisors and founder of Scale Ventures Fund, Rahul Narvekar inspired the audience to take up entrepreneurship. Talks delivered by Mansi Joshi, Director of Software Engineering at Google and Sandeep Gupta, Product Manager of Tensorflow, Google were focused on the real-world use cases of AI and ML. Rajat Kabade, one of the organisers of GDG Pune said, "Devfest 2019 is by far the best annual festival that we have organised. Enabling the developers in town to have access to the world-class experts and speakers is what keeps us going. Our female-coders centric group, Women Tech Makers has marked a milestone by bringing the massive number of women in tech to attend the Devfest. We are committed to improve the gender gap in the tech industry." GDG Pune, started in February 2011, is a strong community of, Pune-based developers. The group and its organisers, Rajat Kabade, Mahaveer Muttha, Swapnil Jathar, Gautam Chitnis, and Pranoti Nandurkar organise at least one community meet-up each month to engage the developers through hackathons and hands-on technical workshops. Technology awareness is the primary goal of this Pune-based voluntary developers group. TechGig – India’s largest IT learning platform and host of Guinness world record holder Code Gladiators event – was the media partner of the event. Women developers were seen bee lining for TechGig Geek Goddess 2019 stall put up at the event. Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig said, “It was a pleasure to be a part of the GDG Pune event. TechGig – being a focused community for technologists – found an equally enthusiastic partner in GDG for the Pune event where the crowd was swelling with so much energy and passion for IT solutions. It was a fabulous event and we look forwards to more such opportunities with GDG.”
Nov 1, 2019 - TechGig
9 PM is the preferred time for job search, says PocketJobs Survey
• Most entry-level employees start looking for other job opportunities within the first year of working, revealed a survey by PocketJobs. Salary, promotion and role change were cited as the top reasons for seeking new job opportunities elsewhere • Most (44%) survey takers said that they got their first job through an internet search Managing entry-level candidates’ job search experience is the trickiest for hiring managers. To understand what factors, influence an entry-level candidate’s job search experience, especially their first job experience, PocketJobs – an exclusive platform by TimesJobs for entry-level hiring surveyed 1,138 respondents. Nearly 63% of respondents claimed that job portals such as TimesJobs/PocketJobs are the most effective medium to get hired at the entry-level. Instead of simply applying for jobs, candidates prefer to directly call (46%) and mail the recruiters (44%). What is an interesting note in job search preference for entry-level candidates is that 90% of candidates find map-based (location-based/nearby) job search features useful. In the survey, candidates highlighted that while applying for jobs they would like to see information in the following order: • Salary • Location • Role • Company Name • Domain/Industry Most people search for jobs at night: When asked about preferred time for job search, most respondents said that they search for jobs in night time after 9 pm (52%), followed by morning time when people are travelling to the workplace (35%). Job change pattern About 96% of entry-level staff think of job change within one year of working revealed the survey. The top five reasons cited for seeking new job opportunities were (in order of preference): 1. Salary 2. Promotion 3. Role change 4. Benefits 5. Nearby locations The PocketJobs survey went to analysing how these respondents had landed their first job. Most (44%) survey takers said that they got their first job through an internet search, followed by 40% who said that they got their career breakthrough a reference. Another 10% of respondents said that HR consultants helped them get their first job and the remaining 6% said that they landed their first job reference through a newspaper. Commenting on these findings Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs & TechGig said, “Internet search is the preferred mode of job search, especially at the entry-level where professionals want to quickly check for new jobs, apply right away and find more opportunities. Our survey also hints at the same. Another revelation from our survey is that 97% of respondents said that English is the preferred language, even as compared to Hindi and vernacular languages. This also subtly hints that the user mindset for internet portals is maturing in India”. __________________________________________________________________ About PocketJobs: PocketJobs is an exclusive platform that connects entry level job seekers and employers. Backed by TimesJobs, it is an interactive, mobile-only platform that helps freshers seek jobs instantly. Visit https://www.pocketjobs.com/ to explore the site.
Oct 3, 2019 - TimesJobs
Calling India's best women coders at TechGig Geek Goddess 2019
She came. She coded. She conquered. Hailing from a remote village in Bihar, the story of Snehlata Mishra from being an unspotted talent in the world of technology to conquering a 95-day long coding battle and becoming the Champion of TechGig Geek Goddess 2018, is nothing short of inspirational. Giving wings to the dreams of many such talented women technologists, India’s biggest online technology community, TechGig recently announced the new edition of the popular coding contest, Geek Goddess 2019. This women-only coding competition was declared open for registrations on August 19 and will be accepting code submissions till October 14, 2019. So far, the edition has garnered 39,705 registrations. For decades, there has been a lot of talk on improving the representation of women in technology, but little improvement on the ground. Several underlying biases have worked against women in the field of technology. A TechGig survey conducted among women IT professionals revealed that as many as 74% of women in technology believe that a definite bias exists against them and, hence their suggestions are often dismissed by their male colleagues. "TechGig Geek Goddess 2019 promises to be bigger and better than all of its previous editions. The kind of enthusiastic queries that we have already received from our community makes me believe that this year’s edition of Geek Goddess will do justice to the expectations and help corporate India spot the brightest and most talented women IT professionals in the country. My best wishes to all the participants", said Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig. Similar to last year, American Express, a globally integrated payments company, has joined hands with TechGig in its journey to find the best women technologists in India. “We’re delighted to once again partner with TechGig Geek Goddess on this ground-breaking competition,” said Ruchika Panesar, vice president of technology at American Express. “We believe that an inclusive and diverse workforce provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace. American Express is committed to developing a talent pool that brings together unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, and we’re proud to stand by side with TechGig to back women in technology,” she said. The fifth edition of this popular coding contest for women technologists will witness intense competition in themes like Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cloudify Everything, Solution Hunters Hackathon among others. Over the years, TechGig Geek Goddess code competition has witnessed enthusiastic participation from women coders from across India. In fact, in the previous year, the competition saw participation from 68,791 women technologists and helped several women techies realise their dreams. “I enjoyed every minute of the event. Everything was executed so perfectly! After meeting and listening to all women leaders, I am more motivated and rebel. In today’s world where we are constantly talking about gender diversity, TechGig is one platform which is doing something about it. I would highly recommend this great platform for all women coders to showcase their skills,” said Snehlata Mishra, TechGig Geek Goddess 2018 champion. Another promising technology talent from the 2018 competition, Nithya Vasudevan, the Machine Learning theme winner said, “TechGig Geek Goddess was a good opportunity for many of us to showcase our talent and motivate us by introducing us to women leaders from top IT/Tech companies. TechGig is a great platform to create transparency between coders, technology enthusiasts and top companies.” Registerations at TechGig Geek Goddess 2019 is FREE. Register here
Sep 27, 2019 - TechGig
Mphasis hosts hackathon to boost innovation among.Net &Java developers
Mphasis (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specialising in cloud and cognitive services, recently hosted Mphasis CodeRush Hackathon, in association with TechGig. Through this initiative, Mphasis aimed to encourage innovation and ideation amongst .Net and Java developers and reward the best talent in the industry. With the ever-evolving technology landscape, the demand for various disruptive technologies like Deep Learning (DL), Machine Learning (ML), Data Analytics (DA), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing rapidly. To identify and reward the best-in-class technology talent is no more done through traditional resume screening; but through hands-on hackathons and experiential evaluations. This initiative further enabled Mphasis to guide the winners towards their learning and transformation journey. “Organisations continue to invest on reskilling and training their workforce to future proof them like in the case of our TalentNext program. At Mphasis, our core culture is ‘Learnability’ and we encourage all our employees to be ‘Geeks’. Mphasis CodeRush helped us engage with a large pool of developers to re-imagine and realise the true potential of coding that can reshape the technology landscape,” said Srikanth Karra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mphasis. Commenting on this development, Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig said, “I am glad that Mphasis CodeRush – hosted at TechGig - was a dedicated effort to help IT professionals assess their skills, and thereby embark on a journey of learning and knowledge upgrade. TechGig being India’s largest IT learning and knowledge sharing platform is committed to connecting skilled IT professionals with progressive IT companies.”
May 7, 2019 - TechGig
Code Gladiators 2019 records 1 lakh + registrations in opening month
Telecommunications major Jio has joined hands with TechGig Code Gladiators for the third year in a row With a bounty of over Rs 1 crore to be won by the best coders, this year’s event promises a bigger scale TechGig Code Gladiators, the world’s biggest online coding competition opened its gates on 29th March for code submissions in the open round. In just about a month, the contest has received 1,22,662+ registrations. Team TechGig is now joined by Jio – the largest 4G network in India – as the presenting partner at TechGig Code Gladiators 2019 to find India’s best coders. This is the third consecutive year of TechGig and Jio’s association at the Code Gladiators. The grand finale will be held at last year’s venue, Jio Campus, Reliance Corporate Park, Navi Mumbai. Announcing the association with Jio, Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig said, “I am glad to share that Jio has rejoined TechGig’s journey to find India’s best coding talent. This association represents the fact that both Times Internet – the parent company of TechGig – and Jio are committed to revolutionise the Indian space. Since last five years, TechGig has been hosting Code Gladiators in a bid to unearth world’s best coding talent and showcase their skills to the IT community. The journey which started with 36,000 coders is set to become bigger than ever in 2019.” TechGig Code Gladiators 2018 edition had garnered more than 2,28,880 registrations. This was even a bigger number than the Code Gladiators 2017 edition which had earned the Guinness World Record acclaim for being the largest coding contest. "TechGig Code Gladiators 2018 was awesome. There was a huge surge of energy around the tech and entrepreneurship community, and you could feel that at the event finale hosted at the Reliance Corporate Park, Navi Mumbai. Attending TechGig Code Gladiators is always a great experience for coders. We are always on the lookout for great talent to join our Jio Developers community. Last year Jio had a great experience in sponsoring a challenge at the TechGig Code Gladiators, so we decided to come back to nurture, mentor, recruit, retain and promote young talent in our industry,” said Anish Shah, President, Reliance Industries Limited. “TechGig Code Gladiators 2018 gave us the possibility to meet coders from all over the nation working together to solve current marketing challenges. Its business focus and participation of 2,28,880 + coders made this hackathon unique, providing a nexus between coders and decision makers. In summary, a wonderful experience recommended to any coder or developer willing to make a difference," added Kiran Thomas, President, Reliance Industries Limited. “TechGig Code Gladiators 2019 is set to be bigger and better than ever before as the contest enters its sixth edition. With newer themes, tougher challenges and bigger prize money, the 2019 edition is all set to unleash the biggest online coding battle in the world,” said Nishit Kumar, Head of Sales Strategy, TimesJobs and TechGig. Coders should watch out this edition for hottest technology themes including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, FinTech, Testing, Mobility, Internet of Things, Ecommerce, UI Path and ChatBot. With a bounty of over Rs 1 crore to be won by the best coders, this year’s event promises to scale bigger. The winner of the open contest will receive Rs 3 Lakh in cash, a trophy and a certificate plaque and winners of theme will get Rs 1.75 Lakh each. TechGig Code Gladiators 2019 will see top programmers code in over 52 languages. Contestants can code in any of the 52 major programming languages including C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, VB.Net, Python, Perl, Ruby, JS, Objective C, Go, Scala, F#, Haskell, Lua, D, Clojure, Groovy, TCL, Pascal, Ocaml, Erlang, Small Talk, Cobol, Racket, Bash, Java 8, Python 3, GNU Octave, Rust, Common LISP, R and Node JS. Registrations are FREE for TechGig Code Gladiators 2019 and can be done at https://www.techgig.com/codegladiators
Apr 26, 2019 - TechGig
SC Coal block allocation decision Impact on Nagpur : Padmesh Gupta
Nagpur, is famous for its oranges & soya wine, but apart from this, Nagpur city has carved a niche in energy production as well. It is main coal producing district of the country. According to an estimate, out of the total coal reserves of the country, Maharashtra has reserves of 11 billion metric tonnes of coal which is more than 90% in the area of Nagpur and its surroundings. Western Coalfields Limited, one of the Zonal headquarter of Coal India Limited, has its head office in Nagpur According to a report based on the industries, the demand for electricity in India is likely to reach around 1600 billion units by 2022; obviously coal-based power generation will play an important role in this demand. In the last few years due to the concerns of the environmentalists on Supreme Court decisions and coal-based power generation, Nagpur's coal mines have not been able to produce full capacity, but it is certain that in order to fulfill the energy needs of the country, Coal Mines will continue to make significant contributions to the country's economy for a long time, says Padmesh Gupta. Mr. Padmesh Gupta, Nagpur has always supported the privatization of this sector so that the coal production is expedited in India. Company has always strive to cope up with the demands of coal since he has taken control of the Gupta Coal. Company has strive to uphold all the sectors that they are dealing in by keeping quality as its focal point. Padmesh Gupta, Nagpur has always been an activist and a supporter for environment protection . Like many industrialist Mr. Padmesh Gupta Nagpur says and believes that "mining and minerals industry is now under pressure to improve its social, developmental, and environmental performance. Like other parts of the corporate world, companies are more routinely expected to perform higher standards , going well beyond achieving the best rate of return for shareholders. They are also increasingly being asked to be more open and subject to third-party audit or review". Adding further Padmesh Gupta Nagpur says "Giving back to society and mother Earth should now drive the Mining industry" . Indian has an abundance of coal resources, and the biggest reserve which is about 11 billion metric tonnes is in Maharashtra. 90% of this reserve happens to be concentrated in Nagpur and the surrounding areas of it. Named as the 'Miniratna' by the Indian Government the Western Coalfields Limited which is located in Nagpur is one of the eight subsidiary company of CIL (Coal India Limited). Although in the year 2018 Western Coalfields showed an increase in their coal production after a negative production for continuous five years, their production isn't enough to compensate the growing demand of coal in India says Padmesh Gupta, Nagpur. A report predicts that the by the year 2022 the demand for electricity in India will go up to about 1600 billion units. About 81% of the entire electricity that is generated in India comes from coal. Coal lies in abundance in India in different belts and all that needs to be done is unearthed to get it in use. Despite renewable being talked about as the future source of energy it is impossible to do without coal says Padmesh Gupta. The renewal capacity of both wind and solar energy combined together cannot be more than 40%. Coal is important, and we need it to meet the demands of the Indian population. The abundance in which it is available alone makes it one of the most significant fuels. Although the share of coal in total capacity is 62% its share in generation happens to be 80%. When we speak about the power, the instant thing that comes to our mind in its production is coal. For India, it has always been as one of the main raw materials to generate power. The demand for electricity has always been more than the production of coal in the past 10 years, and it is high time that the production was increased to meet the high demands. Coal alone goes into the production of electricity so extensively that other uses for it haven't been thought about. Presently the total coal reserve in India is about 300 billion tonnes. Considering the fact that about 50% of it can be mined and 1 billion tonnes is consumed annually then the total coal will last for 150 years. Nature has blessed the Indian soil with a lot of fossil fuel. Thus it remains to the coal production companies to uphold the production to meet the current demand, says Padmesh Gupta, Nagpur. Proper production by companies will not only help in addressing the demand and but also enable it to be sold at fair prices in the market.
Dec 24, 2018 - Padmesh Gupta
Siby Mining: …Creating solutions for toughest excavation Jobs
While doing big Building and Infrastructure projects , the most time taking and toughest part is earth moving jobs which are called excavation jobs. If the terrain is rocky the project time lines will go haywire. So every clients target is to appoint the best excavation contractor who will complete the job on time without any incidents. In the excavation contracts area , for taking up challenging rock cutting and earth moving jobs there is one company who are considered best. Siby Mining And Infrastructure , a Hyderabad based company who are in this field since year 2000 have completed more than 50 million cubic meters of hard cutting excavation for various prestigious Building and Infrastructure projects all over the country. Siby Mining with Large fleet of own machineries like no nos of excavators , more than 100 tippers , world class drilling machines and all other allied machineries take up large excavation jobs. With more than 500 employees who includes Mining Engineers and Controlled Blasting experts and the knowledge and technology to conduct absolute controlled blasting, a factory to manufacture world class blasting mats , Siby Mining completes all jobs which they took up without any complaints. The strength of Siby Mining is their ability to conduct absolute controlled blasting methods with zero flying rocks and minimum vibrations. Siby M Lukose is a Mining Engineer by profession who quit a plush MNC job and started "SIBY Mining Services Private Limited" in 2000. Before starting this company , Mr Siby was working with Explosives division of M/s ICI , who are the world's largest explosive manufacturer and leader in blasting technology . Now ICI's explosives business is known as M/s Orica. In an interview with TOI at Hyderabad, Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Siby M Lukose said- "When ICI explosives posted me Sales Manager ( South) in Hyderabad , city was growing with lot of IT parks, Hotels, Roads and other activities. All this development was happening in Hi tech city area which is full of rocks and uneven terrain. Luckily L&T's main contractor approached me for controlled blasting advice. Seeing the big potential, I quit my job and started "Siby Mining Services" as a specialist company for undertaking controlled blasting contracts. Between 2001 - 2010 we successfully completed controlled blasting contracts for Hi-tech City Phase II and III, TCS IT park, Mindspace, IT park and many more premium construction sites. In 2003 we started a "Blasting Mats Manufacturing Unit" for manufacturing specialized controlled blasting mats which are used for conducting controlled blasting. Now about 60 skilled people work in the plant and our mats are used all over India by all major construction and infrastructure companies." In last 18 years by using latest technology for conducting blasting operation , Siby Mining completed Mind Space Hyderabad, Nuclear Power Plant in Kota, Hyderabad Metro, Five star Hotels in Hyderabad, Power plants in Madhya Pradesh, National Highways in Orissa and Outer Ring Road in Hyderabad. Recently M/s Phoenix Group , Hyderabad has awarded excavation jobs of about 100 crores for their sites in Hyderabad to Siby Mining And Infrastructure . In addition to that Sby Mining is doing Hyderabad Metro TOD job and also in the process of completing one Project in Mind space , Hyderabad. In Realty housing sector , Siby Mining is doing excavation jobs for Total Environment for their villa project in Rajendra Nagar , Hyderabad and in Bangalore for TE's project in Kanakpura Road , Bagalore. Siby Mining also owns a factory to manufacture specially designed heavy duty blasting mats which are used in absolute controlled blasting used all over India for all major infrastructure projects. Some of the toughest controlled blasting jobs in India are done by engineers from Siby Mining, considered to be the best among absolute controlled blasting techniques in India. Siby further added " In 2003 we started a "Blasting Mats Manufacturing Unit" for manufacturing specialized controlled blasting mats which are used for conducting controlled blasting. Now about 60 skilled people work in the plant and our mats are used all over India by all major construction and infrastructure companies." Blasting Mats were not available in India then. We used to import blasting mats from US which were very expensive on that time. "Blasting was done as close as 15 meters to the existing nuclear power plant with zero fly rocks and minimum vibration using our technology and also in the middle of the road for construction of Hyderabad Metro. There are sites where absolute controlled blasting also not possible and rocks are to be removed. There rock cutting using non blasting methods are used. Diamond rope cutting , rock cutting using chemical expansion (non explosives chemical blasting ) or rock splitting using hydraulic splitters are used. These are very slow and expensive methods of rock cutting used in sites which are very sensitive means site near to structures of archeological importance. The other challenge construction Industry is facing in building in India today is lack of expertise in Demolition of big structures using explosives. Even though it is done using blasting with explosives , it is called implosion as in the process building structure will implode and collapse inside like a pack of cards without damaging the neighboring structures. Now Siby Mining is in the process of bringing this expertise to India and are in talks with one company in US. www.sibymining.com
Sep 28, 2018 - Siby Mining And Infrastructure Private Limited
Padmesh Gupta on Coal Mines Allocation and Privatization
The Union Cabinet made an important announcement in the month of February this year when it opened up the coal sector to commercial mining by private companies. Coal mining has been authoritatively controlled by the State for the past 41 years. This step will not only encourage both domestic and global mining firms such as BHP Billiton and Vale, Essel Mining, Sesa Goa and Rio Tinto to use modern technology and improve the output of Indian coal reserves but also home grown medium enterprises as well. Gupta coal based out of Nagpur driven by entrepreneur Mr. Padmesh Gupta has welcomed this move. The policy has been bench marked to benefit home-grown enterprise small and medium enterprise. The Congress government had deemed it fit to keep the mining of coal in its own hands since the nationalization of the mines in 1973. However, the present administration of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has taken a step ahead to better the position of mining once again. Even with substantial operating limits for the CIL, they failed to achieve their production targets which burdened India with fiscal stress through coal imports. Lack of advanced mining technology, stagnation in processes of mining and scrawny recovery rates the coal industry has been in need of privatization for a long time, says Padmesh Gupta. On July 30, 2018, Coal Minister, Mr. Piyush Goyal announced the allocation of 27 additional mines to private sectors. He also gave a quick break-up on the coal blocks which are as – 13 coal mines for end-use iron and steel, captive and cement power plants; 6 coal mines for the production of iron and steel, 6 coal mines for self-consumption of power and 2 coal mines for state government company or corporation of sale of coal. This effort of privatization by the Modi government has the imports to go down from 80.58 MT in the financial year 2015-16 to 56.41 MT in the financial year 2017-18. As a representative of home grown mining enterprises, Mr. Padmesh Gupta backs the decision taken by Mr. Modi when he emphasized the significance of coal in the development of our country.
Aug 13, 2018 - Padmesh Gupta
SPLURGE ON AN EXOTIC LIFESTYLE PROJECT CLOSE TO THE CITY
An exotic holiday destination just an hour away from Mumbai where you can make every weekend a memorable experience with amenities like a multi cuisine restaurant, poolside bar, jacuzzi, spa, night club, cabanas, bonfire area and adventure sports. Today Mumbai is getting very crowded and polluted. So Mumbaikars are always searching for weekend holiday destinations. However with destinations like Amby Valley and Lavasa failing to live upto their promise due to various legal hurdles, Mumbaikars are crowding to places like Lonavala, Matheran and Mahabaleshwar. This often results in several hours of driving and with too much of a crowd these places become unenjoyable, not to mention expensive with their sky rocketing prices. So there is a big gap when it comes to holiday destinations near Mumbai. Eiffel Developer, an Xrbia Group Company has identified this gap and tried to give a great option for Mumbaikars. NEW LONAVALA: An ideal weekend destination. New Lonavala is a quintessential solution for second home buyers. It's strategically located between Panvel and Khandala at Khalapur toll, just 45 min from Navi Mumbai. It's located on the Mumbai Pune Expressway and has climate like Lonavala. It is the nearest location from Mumbai having a cooler climate with lesser humidity and scenic views. Set amidst the lush green hills, New Lonavala offers a perfect option for Mumbaikars for their weekend second homes. A location on growth trajectory Situated in close proximity to Lonavala, this grand project is easily accessible from the Mumbai-Pune Expressway at the Khalapur toll exit. It is well-known that there are only three primary exits between Mumbai and Pune, therefore the strategic importance of this project is noteworthy. The fact that this project falls under the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA) means that the developmental prospects of this area are supervised and structured by the government, which makes New Lonavala an investor's paradise. The remuneration of this all-villa project is further bolstered by the skyrocketing property prices in Lonavala, which highlights New Lonavala as one of the prime attractions for long term investments. Considering all these specifications offered by the location, it is inevitable that the rental prices will experience a definite upsurge and the property will appreciate tremendously in the near future. Along with a great offer, New Lonavala also gives investors a 2% scheme, wherein they can pay only 2% on agreement and balance 18% down payment can be paid on possession with 80% loan from all empaneled banks. In addition to this New Lonavala offers a rent back scheme to all investors wherein investors can rent their villas for 11 months in a year to other customers and earn a rental yield of 7 % per year and can use 1 month for their personal use. (This 1 month can be spread between 30% in weekends and 70% on weekdays). Also, the entire housekeeping and upkeep of property will be taken care of by the developer. This allows investors to enjoy their weekends and also earn handsome rental incomes with fully furnished sky villas starting from (Rs. 62.71 lakhs). New Lonavala is resplendent with resort style amenities like a multi cuisine restaurant, poolside bar, jacuzzi, spa, night club, cabanas, bonfire area and adventure sports in the vicinity which will soon become a famous and sought after landmark near Mumbai in the future. Explore the project walkthrough at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRIUHawqWkY&feature=youtu.be For more information, Call 02261320021 or Click here https://bit.ly/2LKElMR Registered under MAHARERA Nos. P52000007138 | P52000011789 | P52000007610 | P52000008195 (https://maharerait.mahaonline.gov.in .)
Aug 14, 2018 - Xrbia
Experts converge at the 6th annual Economic Times Infra Focus Summit
As India travels on a trajectory poised to become the third largest global economy by 2050, its infrastructure needs to be upgraded to meet modern-day demands. The quantum of this investment is staggering, India needs a financial injection of $1.5 trillion over the next decade to bridge the infrastructure gap and connect lakhs of villages and cities in a country-wide network. According to the Economic Survey 2017-18, India is poised to meet approximate $3.4 trillion of the estimated $4.9 trillion investment it needs by 2040 but building the India of tomorrow requires the collective effort of all stakeholders. With this in mind, the 6th edition of The ET Infra Focus Summit brings together luminaries and policymakers of the Infrastructure sector to discuss and formulate holistic solutions for key infrastructural challenges that lie ahead of us. The 6th edition of this landmark event focus on the transition towards futuristic and resilient Infrastructure and is scheduled to be held on September 27th, 2018 at New Delhi. Presiding over the proceedings are Chief Guests, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Honorble Minister for State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Government of India and Shri Jayant Sinha, Honorable Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India. They will hold fort on the means to bridge the infrastructure investment gap, delayed clearances, not so resilient PPP models, aviation, sustainable projects and international private financing. The event boasts a power-packed speaker line up, including Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Shailesh Pathak, Chief Executive Officer, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Pravir Pandey, Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India M.K. Gupta, Chairman, Indian Railways Station Development Corporation & Member Engineering Railway Board Rajiv Mundhra, Chairman, Simplex Infrastructures Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency P. R. Swarup, Secretary & Director General, Construction Industry Development Council Sujoy Bose, Chief Executive officer, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Anoop Kumar Agrawal, Managing Director, Indian Port Rail Corporation Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Ports Rohit Modi, Chief Executive Officer, Essel Infra & Smart Utilities, Essel Infra B.S. Saluja, Secretary General, The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution Bipin Pradeep Kumar, Co-Founder & Director, Product Development, Gaia Smart Cities Geetu Singh, Partner, Forensic & Dispute Practice, PwC AK Sachan, Chief Administrative officer, Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Line (Chenab Railway Bridge) Alkesh Kumar Sharma, CEO & Managing Director, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Saibal De, Chief Executive Officer, IL&FS Maritime Infrastructure Company Limited P. S. Nair, Chief Executive Officer-Corporate, Airports Sector, GMR Group Supratim Sarkar, Executive VP and Group Head, Infrastructure, SBI Capital Markets M.K. Sinha, Managing Partner and Co-Head - India, Global Infrastructure Partners India LLP T.N. Arun Kumar, Executive Director, CARE Ratings Satish Mandhana, Managing Director and Head of Investments, Ever-source Capital Ramesh Nair, Chief Executive Officer & Country Head, India, JLL Manish Aggarwal, Partner and Head, Corporate Finance - Infrastructure and Government Services, Head - Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG India Panel discussions will encompass relevant issues such as re-branding and redefining India through new age infrastructure projects, and scrutinizing the complex nature of arbitration's in the sector. It will also witness deliberations on digital infrastructure, infrastructure funding, energy infrastructure besides other topics critical to the sector. Speaking ahead of the occasion, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions, noted that the rapid pace of infrastructural development is an unstoppable global phenomenon. Given that India is the fastest growing major economy and the harbinger of global economic growth, it is vital that key stakeholders across the nation work together to create sustainable solutions that allow us to deliver intelligent, efficient infrastructure that enable and empower all to build the India of tomorrow. Good infrastructure is the foundation for future growth, and the Economic Times Infra Focus Summit aims to take on a leadership position in driving this. With five successful years under its belt, the 6th edition of The Economic Times Infra Focus Summit ups the ante in the Infrastructure space, highlighting the need to create intelligent, sustainable solutions and increase the quality and efficiency of our infrastructure. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, round-tables and case studies. For more details contact Shrivalli Kunder on 022 62337596 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 10, 2018 - ET Edge
SK SUPER TMT - THE PROMISE OF QUALITY
Customers today are spoilt for choice with varied products in the market, each seeking to make a difference with unique features. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff, understand how product quality is controlled and identify a product that has been manufactured to optimum quality? Many products today make the claim of superior quality, but only a few companies have the bandwidth to uphold the same. SK Super TMT is a company that has been established with the single minded dedication to offer the best quality construction steel to the consumer. The brand has been recognized by the Times Business Awards as the Most Trusted TMT Steel Brand - Consumer Choice. SK Super TMT takes its name from its founder and chairman Shri. S. Kulandaisamy, a businessman with over three decades of expertise in the metal industry. His obsession for quality began when he ventured into metal trading way back in 1987. The company is today led from the front by his son and successor, a dynamic young entrepreneur Mr. Prabhu Kulandisamy. All of 35 years, the next generation scion who holds the position of the Managing Director, has expanded the business through forward integration. Since entering the fray in 2003, Prabhu spearheaded the manufacture of TMT from their own billets, to ensure absolute control over the quality. He wasted no time in adopting new technological advancements and emerging new machinery. Prabhu established a facility with world-class infrastructure at Dabaspet Industrial Area where he introduced Integrated Rolling Technology. Integrated Rolling Technology is the most advanced technology in the manufacture of TMT bars. The TMT bars are manufactured directly from iron ore to the finished product in a single roll. This technology ensures the best quality of steel with optimum physical and chemical properties that makes the product withstand any quality test and the test of time. With high quality products and an ever expanding large network of business partners, SK Super TMT is the favored choice of consumers looking to build their dream homes or commercial spaces. Our single minded focus to offer quality products has not only established us as the most preferred brand in the market, but also ensured that our list of satisfied and happy consumers grows. We at SK Super TMT are committed to our quality and will adhere to it at any cost, says Prabhu.
Human Homes: From Caves to MANA TROPICALE
Concept of a home has had its own history. People built a house primarily to protect themselves against elements of nature. Rain, Winds, Heat, Snow were the ones which were addressed first. Then came in additional factors like enemy aggression, be it interspecies or intra-species. People also built houses to announce their social status and thus came into existence of palatial structure. The desire to please the powerful found its way in making of temples, churches etc and also the tombs. When M. S. Nagaraja Rao undertook an excavation in Tekkalakote in 1964, he unearthed Neolithic Dwelling Units of our ancestors. Nineteen places, indicating human habitat were found here. Carbon dating procedures have revealed that these relics date back to a period spanning 1700 B.C. to 1000 B.C. The findings in these habitats are divided in to two phases. Throughout history, people have fabricated shelters that fit their surroundings. With a universal set of criteria in mind - including access to tools, availability of materials, and type of climate - individuals from all over the world constantly re-interpret, re-imagine, and re-define the concept of a home. To many of us, a home is a four-walled fixture on a permanent foundation. But to others, it is a snowy sanctuary, a hidden cave, or even a floating boat. Here, we explore these different types of houses in order to understand how and why such a wide range of shelters exist across the globe. Shelter, along with food and clothing, is one of Man three most essential necessities. Shelter protects people from the weather, shields them against wild animals and insects, and provides a place to rest. The most common form of shelter would be that of housing, however shelter has evolved into many different forms, including (but not limited to) bomb shelters, bus shelters, tents, trailers and even houseboats. Our Era - Mana Era Mr. Kishore Reddy, a first generation entrepreneur had anticipated not only the population in the Bangalore city, but also had anticipated the pollution levels and imbalance in the coexistence of human with the plant kingdom. His flagship company, Mana Projects Private Limited has earned the reputation of not only constructing high quality homes but also of the best designed homes which are in perfect harmony with nature. His projects have a reputation of being handed over ahead of committed time and hence, he is the most sought after builders of his times in Bangalore. His efforts have been recognised and rewarded many times. The latest being the prestigious Times Business Awards for BEST FUTURE HOMES for Mana Tropicale, Homes with PV Factor- Praan Vayu Factor. His passion for trees and nature is so intense and so deep that it reflects even in his office. His employees work in an oxygenated environment and hence work tirelessly. His projects also reflect the same undying passion for trees and nature. He strongly believes in it and accommodates them project after project. His project Mana TROPICALE is a testimony to his passion. TROPICALE had over 694 plus trees of over 20 years of age. He chose not only to let them live but also ensured that they live healthy. A chosen 450 families will be able to breathe the Praana Vayu He fondly calls TROPICALE as Homes with PV Factor - Praana Vayu Factor. At TROPICALE, homes are built around and adjacent to trees and trees in return offer a paradise, now known as Unofficial Paradise of Bangalore. TROPICALE has been designed for people who love nature and appreciate the value of trees and fresh breath. TROPICALE offers 1, 2, 2.5 and 3 BHK Flats as well as Duplex Flats. Located merely at 3.5 kilometres from WIPRO on Sarjapur Road, it is a paradise within a city. TROPICALE also exceeds the norms of Water Harvesting and Ground Water Recharging, thereby taking care of Jala Tattva (Water Component among the 5 elements in nature). TROPICALE is designed to be a near ZERO WATER DISCHARGE community as in Ground Water Recharging equals the quantum of water harvested for human consumption. This is the futuristic design wherein every effort is taken to conserve the Jala Tattva of nature. TROPICALE homes have also been designed as per Vastu thereby incorporating all the rest of the five elements as well. For further details, please visit https://www.manaprojects.com/projects/mana-tropicale/ or call us on 76 76 76 00 14 and we would be happy to help.
Sustainable Living Spaces By Adarsh Developers
Today we live in a world of finite resources – land, water, energy, making it imperative to weave principles of sustainability into our lifestyle. This is especially important when it comes to the planning, design and development of real estate projects. One project that is deeply inspired by the sustainability philosophy is Adarsh Palm Acres, which is an expansive, pristine villa development, with a host of exclusive privileges, designed around a lush multi-faceted central park. The project is strategically located in North Bangalore equidistant to the airport and the city and can be easily accessed via NH-7 and Hennur – Bagalur road. Adarsh Palm Acres that has the new-age homeowner at the forefront of its design credo, combines luxury living with natural surroundings and 75 percent open spaces to deliver a contemporary home that promotes well-being for the self and planet at large. Villa Architecture - Adarsh Palm Acres has been designed as a sustainable habitat. Buyers can choose between three eco-conscious villa types ranging from 3150 sq. ft. to 4000 sq. ft. Every villa is carefully crafted to enjoy the vibrancy of the outside expanse and optimize the space inside. Optimum setbacks in between each villa create a sense of privacy and facilitate better daylight and air in-flow. The expansive living space with high ceilings, tall entrances and large windows provide natural daylight, extensive natural ventilation, and passively cool the homes, reducing the need for artificial light and ventilation. The living & dining areas open onto verdant landscaped gardens creating a seamless inside-outside lifestyle. The contemporary facade design is streamlined and enhances the feeling of tranquillity for residents. Natural Climate Control - For Adarsh Palm Acres residents, its standout feature is the breathtaking view of the Central Park. Inspired by the Central Park landmark in New York City, the various green accents and micro spaces of the park creates a relaxing, healthy living space and a hidden urban oasis. This central park that is accentuated with multiple trees and landscaped green spaces helps in lowering temperatures, reduces energy usage and removes air pollutants, thereby serving as a natural form of climate control. Sustainable Lighting Initiatives - Lighting is an essential element of a sustainable lifestyle and at Adarsh Palm Acres, there is a conscious thought to ensure that the residents enjoy unhindered views by taking all electrical and telecommunication services below ground. A smartly designed network of underground fibre-optic cables ensures easy maintenance. Additionally, the use of solar-powered lighting for street lamps & landscaped areas and the use of LED light fixtures throughout the project mean lesser energy consumption and savings on power. Recycling And Conserving Water - Recycling and conserving water are pivotal to a sustainable lifestyle. To this effect, several initiatives have been implemented at Adarsh Palm Acres. Water system - A future-proof clean water conveyance system is designed that is gravity fed. An overhead tank will ensure clean uninterrupted water to all villas in the community. Storm drain network - An effectively designed, state-of-the-art pipe and inlet system carries stormwater eliminating the possibility of blockage and flooding. Rainwater harvesting - Rainwater harvesting replenishes the underground aquifers. The 1800 Kl capacity rainwater harvesting tanks meet the raw water demand during monsoons and extensive groundwater recharging through deep infiltration wells. Sanitary network - The sanitary network connects individual sites to the sewage treatment plant, with the help of a robust underground system. Treatment plants - Two separate treatment plants are provided for black wastewater (from water closets, kitchen and utility) that is treated and used for landscape irrigation. Grey wastewater (from showers, basins) is treated and used for flushing purposes. Water metering - Water meters are installed at entry point water access to the villas to monitor the water consumption regularly. This improves efficiency on water usage by over 40%. Solar water heating - There are provisions for solar water heating in all villas. Creating A Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyle - Adding to the privileged life is a clubhouse built to international appeal. Boasting of 79,600 sq. ft. for recreational space, the clubhouse and the surrounding area includes a well-equipped gymnasium, health club, luxury pools, jogging trails, playgrounds, basketball, tennis and badminton courts and more, thus helping them craft a healthy and active lifestyle for themselves. Adarsh Palm Acres has been designed as a sustainable habitat that boasts of eco-friendly initiatives and has been pre-certified for IGBC Platinum certification. About Adarsh Developers - Adarsh Developers is one of the leading property developers in Bangalore. Over the past 30 years, they have developed over 16.51 million square feet of high-end residential, commercial and hospitality spaces and over 26 million square feet of projects are under development. Driven by a vision to create superior lifestyles, over 60,000 customers will be a part of the Adarsh family by 2021. For more information: http://www.adarshdevelopers.com
Integrated Townships offer High Quality Urban Living Spaces
India, primarily a nation of farmers, has of late been witnessing a surge of people leaving the countryside to flock to cities, most in search of better pastures, so to speak. But is India's urban infrastructure ready for the intake? That's one question to which the obvious answer is "NO". There is a massive gap that exists in the residential density in rapidly expanding cities such as Chennai and the story is no better in any of the other Indian metros. If there is one remedy to this inescapable problem, it would have to be integrated townships. Like many other States, The State Government of Tamil Nadu is promoting integrated township projects by ensuring ease of development and easier development norms for such projects. With a change in consumer buying patterns and the additional push from the Government, it would not be wrong therefore to state that integrated townships are the most potential solution to the problem of India's metros bursting at the seams. Most metros and satellite cities are likely to see the launch of an increased number of integrated townships projects. An integrated township is not just a set of fine buildings with great amenities but one that provides a holistic living environment. The best way to describe integrated townships would be to call it clusters of living spaces that are seamlessly integrated with first-class associated infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, schools, office spaces, shopping centers and recreation facilities, all in close proximity. These townships are also equipped with water treatment plants, proper sewage and drainage facilities. A fine example of an integrated township in Chennai is SPR City, a 63-acre project that is the largest of its kind in the heart of the city. Hitesh Kawad, Managing Director of SPR Highliving and the developer of the project says, "Integrated townships revive the concept of holistic living providing residents a chance to lead a better quality of life, a characteristic that is amiss in most of the other residential developments in the city." More often than not, integrated townships are developed on the outskirts of the main urban areas of any city, the primary reason being the huge mandatory land requirements. All States do not have a common policy on integrated townships, as land is a State subject. In most States, barring West Bengal and Rajasthan, the minimum criteria of land requirement for such projects is one hundred acres. The Central Government's thrust on affordable housing and infrastructure development could well turn out to be a catalyst for integrated townships to be considered as a model to be granted infrastructure status. If and as and when this happens, it would indeed come as a boon for this segment as this would provide developers with access to cheaper funds and will bring with it huge tax benefits. There have been constant demands from the real estate sector for single window clearances and easing of FDI norms for integrated townships. While easing of FDI norms would attract foreign investments into the development of long-term infrastructure, single window clearance will go a long way to aid larger integrated township projects. Hectic lifestyles, busy schedules and long hours in traffic are some of the factors that are prompting home buyers to take the integrated township route. Their preference is to have access to all their requirements within the periphery of their residences, be it for healthcare, education or leisure. The focus here is more on improving the quality of life. Over the years, consumer profiles and living styles have changed. Family structure has changed from joint to nuclear families. Disposable income levels have gone up and so have consumer preferences. More consumers look for a plethora of luxurious amenities such as swimming pools, landscaped gardens, clubs, 24-hour security, housekeeping easy access to maintenance facilities. With the ever pervasive digital connectivity invading almost every person in the family, private life is taking a back seat. People are now increasingly seeking quality time with family, much more than ever before. Integrated Townships allows for all this as it comes with huge economies of scale at a relatively low and affordable price. Hitesh Kawad says, "The concept of walking to work is slowly finding favor among an increasing number of city dwellers and so is the demand for a healthy living environment. Our integrated township development, SPR City includes everything one needs; right from a sprawling residential community, parks, retail mall, school, to office spaces, making it A City Within a City" The self-sufficiency aspect of integrated townships allow for them to be independent of local municipal corporations. These townships usually have their own water supply, solid and liquid waste management, water treatment solutions and the overall maintenance of the surroundings is handled in-house. Green is another aspect that an Integrated Township is very conscious about, thanks to the prevailing regulations. Abundant open spaces create an environment that is ideal for rain water harvesting, ground water recharging and provides opportunities for sustainable energy such as solar panels for uninterrupted power. "SPR City boasts of over 5 lakh sq. ft. of greenery, providing its residents close to 250 - 300 times of green space for every square foot of land purchased", says Hitesh Kawad. When compared to other projects, an integrated township project offers developers the highest return on investment. It also carries far less risk than standalone projects. Builders have the liberty to restructure an integrated township based on future demand. Developers like SPR Highliving understand this and in order to attract customers, they are doing all within their ambit to redefine the quality of living in urban areas.
Jan 14, 2019 - SPR Highliving
Smiles galore at the Pune Airport, when Phoenix Marketcity, Pune turned the conveyer belt into a New Year surprise!
It was business as usual at the Pune Airport on a chilled Sunday morning. Travelers arriving from various parts of the country were in for a pleasant surprise as Pune's premier shopping and lifestyle destination, Phoenix Marketcity Pune initiated a unique consumer engagement campaign. As part of 100-day long Phoenix Festival, Phoenix Marketcity Pune celebrated the new year by welcoming visitors and Punekars returning home with a new year gift box on the first Sunday of the year, January 6th. While travelers were waiting for their language at the designated conveyor belt, they were surprised to see boxes full of gifts being rolled out. Soon the place was buzzing smiles and chit chat all around as passengers started picking up the gift boxes. People were seen unboxing the surprise gifts with full enthusiasm and clicking pictures with it. Soon the campaign went viral with people posting photographs, thank you messages across various social platforms with hashtag #TheGoodLifeMoment and #happynewyear2019. From the younger ones to the oldest, every passenger received their New Year gift. The videos and pictures have surfaced the internet with people thanking Phoenix market for such an amazing humility in the busiest atmosphere. For the campaign Phoenix Marketcity, Pune tied up with 24 flights with 10 SpiceJet and remaining 14 being a mix of other airlines like Jet Airways, Vistara, IndiGo. The activity went on for 18 hours with Phoenix Marketcity distributing more 20000 gifts amongst passengers. Talking about this unique campaign Mr. Arun Arora, Centre Director, Phoenix Marketcity Pune said, "Phoenix Marketcity Pune is not just a shopping paradise but also an inspirational abode for the residents of Pune and around. The objective of this exclusive campaign was to engage directly with our loyal patrons making their new year more exciting and at the same time express our deepest gratitude for making us the best shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination since inception. I wish everyone a fabulous new year 2019."
Jan 14, 2019 - Phoenix Marketcity Pune
Sharpen your sales strategies alongside industry leaders
The Economic Times presents 4th edition of The Sales Strategy Summit 2018, co-powered by Mind Tickle, on 'Unlocking Minds' June 2018, Mumbai : India is poised to emerge as one of the largest economies of the world, the way customers buy and businesses sell is fast changing. As market conditions evolve and change rapidly, so too do consumer buying attitudes and behaviors. Today's buyers are more demanding, insisting on both off-the-shelf products and complex, customized solutions with different levels of sales support. Sales leaders and business owners in their struggle to adapt to fast-changing selling trends are facing a testing time trying to meet business objectives and remain profitable. CEOs and sales leaders face the urgency of meeting targets, a task made all the more complicated by globalization and customers' changing needs. The 4th edition of The ET Sales Strategy Summit will witness the gathering of some of the most successful sales leaders bringing innovation and collaboration across all industries to achieve increased revenue growth. Get access to 20+ Sales Analysis Sessions including panel discussions with MDs, CEOs and Sales Leaders unraveling sales strategies to deliver impact and value across a variety of business scenarios. Learn from industry leaders on diverse topics, such as optimizing sales channels with cost-effective methods, strategizing sales forecasting to cut costs, increase closing ratios and gain greater revenues. Anuj Mathur, CEO, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company, opines that Artificial Intelligence is a good enabler for process efficiencies. He says that, "For AI to have significant impact on sales it requires a lot of credible data on which it can effectively work. With rise in mobile penetration and data usage, there is significant improvement in the quality of data availability. As this improves further we shall see AI as a great enabler for business, particularly in the context of digital shift. It will help customers get recommendations based on their implied needs basis the data availability, which AI can do seamlessly. This would ensure presenting more targeted propositions to customers and also provide superior experience based on their preferred channel. Hence, AI is a catalyst which would grow business in the medium to long term, making both seller and customers more informed." Speaking ahead of the Summit, Deepak Lamba, President, Worldwide Media and CEO, Times Strategic Solutions, states that "Disruption is the new normal today, and this flux is not just true for products and services, but also the sales strategies and paradigms we knew as effective. As the market evolves rapidly, to fail to prepare the right sales strategy is to prepare to fail. The Economic Times Sales Strategy Summit arms attendees with the tools needed to pursue a trajectory of explosive growth, helping them stay ahead of the curve at all times." Key discussions includes Think like a Sales Leader & understand Design, Build, & Manage your Sales Plan Mapping your strategy High profile panelists at the Summit : Aditya Paranjpe, Head IOT, KloudQ Technologies Albert Almeida, COO, Non-Movies, BookMyShow Aslam Karmali, CEO, Sr. Vice President, Retail (India & International), Eureka Forbes Bharat Wakhlu, Resident Director, Tata Group Dinesh Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, Anchor Electricals John Mattone, Former executive coach to the late Steve Jobs Krishna Depura, CEO, Co-founder, MindTickle Lalit Bhise, CEO, Co- Founder, Bizom Mani Rangarajan, Chief Business Officer, Housing.com Neeraj Bansal, CEO, DHL SmarTrucking Prahlad Kakkar, Brand Guru Prashant Bindal, CSO, LODHA Group Praveen Dalal, Head Sales (India) & Business Head(SAARC), Godrej Consumer Products Ranjeet Kumar, Applicate IT Sellina BOT Safdar Hussain, Head of AI, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Sashi Kumar, Head of Sales, India, Indeed.com Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice President, Royal Enfield Subrat Parda, CEO, CO-Founder, RaceTrack AI Sunil Jose, CEO, Country Head India, Salesforce Suresh Pillai, CEO, BrandIdea Analytics Vijay Udasi, Partner, Nielsen Vikas Agnihotri, Director Auto, BFSI, CPG, Telecom, Travel, Google Vikas Mittal, CEO, Magma HDI General Insurance Co. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Yamini Bhat, CEO, Co-Founder, VYMO Yaquta Mandviwala, Partner, Bain & Company The ET Sales Strategy Summit 2018 is an ideal platform to meet like-minded C-suite leaders and decision makers who understand that disruption and innovation are the only way to not survive, but thrive in today's disruptive era. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, round-tables and case studies.
Jun 15, 2018 - ET Edge
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