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Hon. Dr. Bhagyashree Patil Honored with Shakti Award for Exemplary Contributions in Healthcare and Women’s Empowerment

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Pune, Maharashtra, India

Hon. Dr. Bhagyashree Patil was honored with the esteemed “Shakti Award in a spectacular ceremony at the Pune Police Commissioner’s Excellence Center. This recognition in the field of healthcare and medicine was presented to her by the Pune Police Commissioner, Retesh Kumaarr, and Chief Guest Hon. Ms. Anu Aga, ex MP and chairperson of Thermax. On the occasion of Navratri, 94.3 Fever FM Pune has taken the initiative to highlight the Extra Ordi-Naaris of Pune with the Shakti Award. The event also celebrated our brave Women Police Officers. In partnership with Pune Police, 94.3 Fever FM Pune felicitated these extraordinary women who stand as the protective shield of our society.

Hon. Dr.Bhagyashree Patil receiving the Shakti Award from the Pune Police Commissioner Mr.Retesh Kumaarr and Chief Guest Hon. Ms. Anu Aga, Ex MP and Chairperson of Thermax

Hon. Dr. (Mrs.) Bhagyashree Patil, a renowned educationist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the Pro-Chancellor of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University). She is also the visionary Founder Chairperson of Rise n’ Shine Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Under her astute leadership, The Yashoda Human Milk Bank has made significant strides in healthcare, establishing itself as a beacon of hope in mother and child care. Furthermore, her commendable work with the Rise N Shine Biotech Park and a myriad of initiatives focusing on women’s empowerment are a testament to her unwavering commitment. Noteworthy are her initiatives at D. Y. Patil Private Super Specialty Hospital, which include providing complimentary meals to patients and enhancing the hospital’s infrastructure, both of which underscore her holistic vision for healthcare.

Upon receiving the award, Hon. Dr. Bhagyashree Patil expressed, “I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition. My work, whether in medicine or empowerment, is a testament to the strength and potential of every woman. I believe in creating a society where every woman has the opportunity to shine and contribute positively. This award is not just for me but for every woman who dreams and works hard to make it a reality.”

The Yashoda Milk Bank stands as a pioneering initiative in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Area, marking itself as the first Human Milk Bank in a Private Medical College and the 12th in India. It is the only Human Milk Bank in India that operates round the clock, 24×7. The Yashoda – Advanced Milk Bank, Comprehensive Lactation Management, and Training & Research Centre, an initiative by D. Y. Patil Private Super Specialty Hospital, is dedicated to reducing infant mortality by ensuring the availability of safe and nutritious donor human milk. This center, with its state-of-the-art infrastructure, guarantees utmost comfort for mothers during the donation process and assures the highest standards for preserving the donated milk. It stands as the first holistic healthcare service of its kind in PCMC.

Rise n’ Shine Biotech Pvt. Ltd., established in 2004, stands as a pioneer in Plant Biotechnology. Situated in Theur, Pune, with its state-of-the-art laboratories, Hi-tech Green Houses and a dedicated team of experts, Rise n’ Shine has been at the forefront of advancements in Biotechnology, Floriculture and Horticulture. Central to Rise n’ Shine’s success is its unwavering commitment to globally training and empowering farmers. The company employs over 2000 women, empowering them through meaningful work and opportunities. This dedication to women’s empowerment is mirrored in their workforce, where a remarkable 80% are women. Infused with a deep-seated passion for flora and a core principle of women’s empowerment, Rise n’ Shine has cultivated an environment where aspirations are achieved and dreams come to fruition. Rise n’ Shine is not just a company but a cohesive family, united by mutual objectives and a shared vision of excellence.

The Shakti Award, which began in 2022, have consistently celebrated outstanding women in various sectors. Originating from a humble yet impactful initiative in 2021, where self-defense classes were organized across Pune for numerous women in collaboration with the Pune Police, it has grown in prominence. These classes were led by Taekwondo gold medalists and super cops, promoting safety and empowerment among women. Reflecting on the journey of the Shakti Award, it is evident that these honors are not just awards; they are a manifestation of merit, genuine effort and a commitment to excellence.

Navratri Sale 2023 – Get Hefty Discounts and Best Deals on Buying a New Washing Machine from Bajaj Mall

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Pune, Maharashtra, India

This festive season, you can give your clothes the care and attention they deserve by upgrading your washing machine. From the 15th of October till the 23rd of the month, Bajaj Mall, India’s leading EMI-only platform, is offering cashback of up to Rs. 5,000 on washing machines from top brands. You can shop for fully automatic and semi-automatic washing machines from reputed companies like Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, and IFB while capitalizing on nominal washing machine prices and No Cost EMIs.

Washing machines have become integral to modern households, as they simplify time-consuming laundry chores. These machines come in different capacities and innovative features. Front load washing machines are robust and powerful, while fully automatic top-load washing machines provide greater flexibility. Semi-automatic washing machines offer greater control over the washing process and are ideal for those prioritizing affordable washing machine prices.

The latest washing machines boast advanced features and disruptive technologies. With the EcoBubble technology, Samsung washing machines provide clean clothes at cooler temperatures, saving energy. Bosch’s VarioDrum’s gentle cleaning technologies help protect fabric integrity while removing tough stains. Meanwhile, LG’s TurboWash technology significantly reduces the wash times while providing impeccable cleaning results.

This Navratri, you can bring home any of the latest and top-selling washing machines by shopping on Bajaj Mall. Besides highly competitive washing machine prices, you can also enjoy cashback offers of up to Rs. 5,000 while shopping on the digital platform.

Benefits of purchasing the latest washing machine on Bajaj Mall

Bajaj Mall offers a comprehensive selection of washing machines from various leading brands. Registered and new customers can shop for their favourite products using the Bajaj Finserv Insta EMI Card on No Cost EMI. The Bajaj Finserv Insta EMI Card comes with a pre-approved limit of up to Rs. 2 lakh and lets you buy big-ticket items on No Cost EMI. With flexible repayment tenures ranging from 1 to 60 months, you can easily pay for your purchases without putting a strain on your finances. Select models on the digital platform also come with zero down payment and free home delivery offers, enhancing convenience.

Why worry about the hefty price, #EMIhaina.

Here is how to shop for your favourite washing machine on Bajaj Mall

  1. Visit Bajaj Mall and log in using your registered phone number
  2. Go to the washing machines section and browse the models
  3. Select your favourite washing machine and add it to your cart
  4. Choose your No Cost EMI terms, including the EMI and repayment tenure
  5. Provide the necessary information, like the Bajaj Finserv Insta EMI Card details, name, and registered mobile number
  6. Click the ‘Generate OTP’ option to receive a one-time password (OTP) on your registered phone number
  7. Provide the OTP in the appropriate field to place the order
  8. A confirmation SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number with the date and time of delivery

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About Bajaj Mall

Bajaj Mall is an online digital marketplace that assists consumers to compare and choose from a wide range of products. It offers customers abundant choices in providing the required products on No Cost EMI and zero down payment options on select products. Bajaj Mall has partnered with leading electronics, home appliances, lifestyle, etc., brands to provide a guided buying experience.

For further information, visit www.bajajmall.in or download the Bajaj Finserv app on Google Play Store or App Store.

Sabeer Bhatia Launches ShowReel, in Partnership with Jamia Millia Islamia

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New Delhi, Delhi, India

Silicon Valley techpreneur and renowned Co-founder of Hotmail, Sabeer Bhatia announced the launch of ShowReel – an AI driven entrepreneurship course, in partnership with Jamia Millia Islamia, on October 20. An inquiry based learning platform, ShowReel is an all cloud based virtual accelerator app to develop an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for young minds to share and test their ideas.

Exclusive discussion organised by Primus Partners on ShowReel, an inquiry based learning platform by Sabeer Bhatia, renowned co-founder of Hotmail, with esteemed guests from prestigious institutions

ShowReel serves as a key to unlocking the path to success through the development of critical thinking skills crucial for the entrepreneurial journey. The AI-driven application is designed to nurture entrepreneurial acumen among the younger generation, offering them a valuable resource in the form of concise and insightful videos. In addition, ShowReel creates an inclusive platform that caters to the aspirations of both urban and rural youth who are eager to embark on the entrepreneurial path.

Commenting on the launch of ShowReel, Sabeer Bhatia, Co-founder, ShowReel said, “Entrepreneurship represents a transformative avenue for addressing the pressing issue of youth unemployment, offering a pathway toward meaningful solutions and opportunities.”

He further said, “Entrepreneurship is about solving societal problems using technology and other human resources. In order to make people great entrepreneurs, we have to teach them people skills, problem solving skills, leadership skills, motivational skills, pitching skills, fundraising skills, digital marketing skills and most importantly teach them to be empathetic individuals. If all the aforementioned skills are taught from an early age, they will develop naturally in individuals.”

Jamia Millia Islamia’s pioneering partnership with ShowReel introduces the first-ever cloud-based AI entrepreneurship course, setting us on a path to global prominence. Aligned with the National Education Policy 2020, our pursuit of internationalization is reshaping the Indian education system. This collaboration is a game-changer, with our pilot project in entrepreneurship poised for rapid success. The curriculum, designed by industry-leading experts, paves the way for faculty participation in future programs hosted on the ShowReel platform,” added Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jamia Millia Islamia.

Immediately after launch, Primus Partners organized an exclusive discussion and demonstration of ShowReel by the entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia  ReelTalk. The event attracted a notable gathering of educators hailing from prestigious institutions, including Heritage, Pathways (Noida), Sanskriti, DPS (Patna, Pune, Coimbatore, Ludhiana), College of Vocational Studies and Ashoka University.

Sabeer has decoded critical thinking patterns that can create pathways for an entrepreneur’s journey, and ShowReel aligns this discovery with an AI application. We are excited to see how this all pans out in the current climate of startups in India,” commented Charu Malhotra, Co-founder and Managing Director of Primus Partners.

Sanjiv Kumar, Founder, Takshila Educational Society and promoter of several Delhi Public Schools said, “Entrepreneurship involves critical thinking and problem-solving and should be taught in junior classes. However, it should not be forced upon everyone. Students should be made aware of these curricula and allowed to choose to study them.”

“Our schools are known for experiential learning pedagogy. To me, entrepreneurship is more of an attitude to take charge and take ownership. So, in schools, the only way to teach them this is to give students the agency to do the same,” added Manit Jain, Co-founder and Director of Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurgaon.

A survey report by NASSCOM, in partnership with TiE Delhi-NCR and Grant Thornton Bharat, found that access to mentorship (13%) is among the biggest hurdles faced by entrepreneurs, based on a detailed survey of the start-up ecosystem in India comprising founders, investors, incubators, etc. The finding underscores the need for targeted efforts to bridge these gaps and empower entrepreneurs in India, and hence the curriculum of ShowReel has been designed by top-notch professionals, who have made a mark in the domain of entrepreneurship. The programs will also see participation from faculty members towards the creation of curriculum that would be hosted on the ShowReel platform.

Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference 2023: Charting India’s Path to Global Scientific Excellence

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Global crises, such as climate change, pandemic, urbanisation and many others, require deep science and technology interventions. This is a moment for Indian Science to play a significant role at the global scale. It would require deep scientific capabilities, building our science infrastructure to meet these requirements and investments by both government and industry in the national innovation system.

T N Ninan, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Naushad Forbes, and Pankaj Chandra (from right) during the inaugural panel discussion of the Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference 2023 held at Ahmedabad University

The Centre for Technology Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER) and Ahmedabad University jointly organized the 13th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference from October 19-21, 2023.

At the inaugural panel discussion of the Conference, held at Ahmedabad University, on the Need for India’s 1991 Moment for Science and Technology Reform, Naushad Forbes, chair of the panel, talked about whether India’s national innovation system is on the cusp of a change and why investment in research, development, and innovation must greatly matter to India. The panellists were Montek Singh Ahluwalia, a key figure in India’s economic policy and reforms since the 1980s and the former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India; T N Ninan, one of India’s leading commentator on the Indian Economy and the former Chairman of Business Standard Limited; and Pankaj Chandra, Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University.

Dr Forbes, the Co-Chairperson of Forbes Marshall, Member – Board of Governors, Ahmedabad University, and Chairman, CTIER, said in his keynote address, “India has more skill and capital intensive industries than countries with similar per capita GDP. This means our industries must innovate more. Lessons from China and South Korea can help us rapidly deepen our research and restructure our institutions.”

Mr Ahluwalia spoke on the possible watershed movement for India’s research and development in the context of 1991 economic reforms, “In 1991, we had a first-rate microeconomic crisis. People knew that they had to do something different. The government used that public awareness not just to stabilise the economy but also to push through a series of reforms. There was also an awareness that India was falling behind compared to other East Asian countries. This combination led to a deeper set of changes that happened. In research and innovation, we must look at the significant gap between our performance and the rest of the world.” He mentioned that, in Mr Manmohan Singh, the country also had a first rate economist as our Finance Minister.

Regarding whether we can create a science and technology crisis to bring out changes in innovation and research, Mr Ninan said, “We have to differentiate between overt crisis and silent crisis. We don’t need to create a crisis because India has several silent crises. For instance, we have gone from water-rich, to water scarce to water scanty, and we use 80 per cent of this water in agriculture, so there is also a need to develop less water-intensive crops. Silent crises like these call for research and innovation driven solutions.”

Professor Chandra emphasised that the Indian higher education system needs dramatic reform – autonomy to make decisions internally, quality science and technology infrastructure in small colleges and state level public institutions, and access to high-quality faculty resources will go a long way in building an environment of excellence in science.

About the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference

The Asia Pacific Innovation Conference was formed in January, 2010, to bring together scholars in the Asia Pacific region interested in the Legal, Managerial and Economic aspects of innovation. They conference conduct regular workshops, conferences, and events in the region focusing on research in innovation.

About Centre for Technology Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER)

CTIER, based in Pune, has been incorporated under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 in India. CTIER is completely autonomous and works with some of India’s leading industry and academic experts in the field of innovation and technology policy. It aims to facilitate high quality economic research, provide a platform to inform policy making and impact higher education in India.

About Ahmedabad University

Ahmedabad University is a leading private, non-profit research university offering students a liberal education focused on interdisciplinary learning, practice orientation, and research thinking.

The University has been

  • Recognised by the Government of Gujarat as a Centre of Excellence.
  • Accredited with ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
  • Awarded a 5-star rating, the highest awarded in the Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) for 2021-22 by the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Department of Education, Government of Gujarat.
  • Recognised by the UGC under section 12(B) of the UGC Act, becoming one of the very few private research universities to have been awarded this recognition for select research universities.
  • Recognised as a Highly Commended University for Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2023.
  • Awarded the AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire Award 2023 for its Foundation Programme.
  • Awarded Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council for achieving the Green Building Standards at our University Centre.

The University, established in 2009, is rooted in the vision of one of India’s finest educational foundations, the Ahmedabad Education Society, which was founded in 1935 by nationalist leaders. Programmes at the University range from bachelors to doctoral levels in humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and management through its 11 Schools and Centres:

Amrut Mody School of Management | School of Arts and Sciences | School of Engineering and Applied Science | School of Public Health | Centre for Heritage Management | International Centre for Space and Cosmology | VentureStudio | Centre for Learning Futures | Global Centre for Environment and Energy | Centre for Inter-Asian Research | Ahmedabad Design Lab

An urban university, Ahmedabad promotes independent-mindedness and diversity across all dimensions of its activity and helps students mature into critical thinkers who are analytically equipped, practically oriented, and contextually aware global citizens. The University provides a contemporary educational framework that brings liberal arts, sciences, and the professions to engage together in creating new knowledge for addressing complex challenges of the society and in offering majors that merge the boundaries of disciplines to prepare students for the new economy.

Genesis Foundation and Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Palwal Unite to Address the Alarming Gap in Treating Congenital Heart Defects in Children

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Delhi, India

Genesis Foundation one of the leading NGOs that supports the treatment of underprivileged children born with congenital heart defects is pleased to announce a pivotal partnership with Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Palwal. Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital is one of the largest hospitals dedicated to providing free congenital heart defect treatment to children. This collaboration between the largest NGO and largest hospital working in this area aims to bridge the gap in access to life-saving treatment for underprivileged children born with a heart defect, making healthcare accessible to all.

Congenital heart Defects are one of the leading birth defects affecting more that 200,000 children in India. Tragically, only 25% of these children currently receive the essential treatment they require. The staggering statistics paint a grim picture highlighting the urgent need for collective action and innovative solutions.

With improvements in medical care, most congenital heart defects can be treated and these children can live near normal lives. Timely diagnosis and treatment are critical, however. A large percentage of the facilities equipped to offer pediatric cardiac care are located in the private sector making the cost of treatment unaffordable for a large percentage of the families. A few Government hospitals and charitable hospitals like Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani provide completely free cardiac care interventions but the large number of children waiting for treatment puts tremendous pressure on these facilities.
The partnership is a remarkable initiative that will change the lives of countless children and their families. Sri Sathya Sai Hospital Palwal receives a large number of cases from the remotest parts of the country. Under the partnership, Genesis Foundation will financially support a few children each month to ensure they receive the crucial medical care they require. This will not only help alleviate the backlog of children waiting for treatment but also guarantee that children in urgent need of treatment can access it promptly. The collaboration underscores the shared commitment of both organizations to ensuring that no child is left without access to critical care.

Simran Sagar, Operations Director Genesis Foundation added, “We are excited to work with Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals, Palwal in this noble endeavour. With the large number of children waiting to access a treatment in India, a collaborative approach is needed to reach every child, especially the ones living in remote parts of the country where access to pediatric cardiac care facilities continues to be limited. We certain that with our joint efforts many more young lives can be transformed.”
Mr. Gaurav Bhardwaj, Trust Officer at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital Palwal said, “We believe in Healing Hearts, and Serving the Unserved. We offer life-saving cardiac surgeries Totally Free of Cost. We look forward to a collaborative model where we can welcome more partners to join us in the mission to reduce the National burden of this life-threatening Disease. We envision a collaborative model, uniting hands with partners like Genesis Foundation, to alleviate the national burden of this life-threatening disease. Together, we breathe life into compassion and usher in a healthier, heart-strong tomorrow for all.”

Parimatch: Your Gateway to Unparalleled Sports Action

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Delhi, India

In the dynamic world of sports iGaming, finding the ideal platform that not only offers a wide range of sports but also excels in providing a seamless and exhilarating experience can be quite a challenge. Parimatch stands as a true leader in this niche, offering 5000+ sports and casino games along with the fastest withdrawals and a variety of local payment options. In this article, we will highlight the exclusive features that set Parimatch apart in the highly competitive iGaming market and specify how the platform caters to the needs of punters with diverse sport preferences.

Parimatch: Your Gateway to Unparalleled Sports Action

Cricket: Where Every Shot Leads to Success
Parimatch is a true cricket paradise, featuring a monthly lineup of 3700-4000 total events, including 1300-1600 Pre-match events and 700-900 In-Play real events.

And that’s just the beginning of the journey. The platform comprehensively covers a wide spectrum of Asian leagues like the IPL, PSL, Asia Cup, and BPL, as well as global tournaments like the World Cups and well-known leagues like the Big Bash League, T20 Blast, SA20, Caribbean Premier League, and others.

Parimatch’s magic doesn’t end there. With about 350 markets, they transform every match into a thrilling adventure. Users can engage with conventional choices like Match Winner, Toss Winner, and Team Runs, as well as delve into more unique markets such as Total Dots, Boundary in Over, and Total Maidens. It’s a world of choices at your fingertips.

What truly sets Parimatch apart is its commitment to delivering a seamless experience. With lightning-fast streaming and unwavering uptime, you’re always at the heart of the action. Plus, users have the flexibility to choose their preferred odds format, be it European, British, American, Hong Kong, Indonesian, or Malaysian. Your game, your way!

Kabaddi: Unleash the Warrior Spirit
Parimatch takes Kabaddi to the next level by offering the widest line of events and markets in a single match. Throughout the season, you’ll find wagering lines for tournaments like Pro Kabaddi League, Bangabandhu Cup, Yuva Kabaddi Series, Junior Nationals Kabaddi Championship, Asian Championship, K7 Kabaddi, WKL, Khelo India University Games, and many more.

But the excitement doesn’t stop at match winners and total points. Parimatch allows you to bet on various statistical indicators of both players and teams, including Raid Points, Tackle Points, Super Raids, Extra Points, and more. You can also compare players by points, place bets on the tournament winner, and even predict the winner of the draw.

What sets Parimatch apart is its unique virtual Kabaddi league, available for wagering around the clock with zero latency. Additionally, Parimatch offers a line on Ultimate Kho Kho, providing a comprehensive Kabaddi experience that caters to every fan’s preferences. Special orders with custom amounts are also possible, ensuring a personalized and exciting Kabaddi adventure.

Football: Where the Action Never Ends
For football lovers, Parimatch presents an impressive array of real football events, ranging from 16,000 to 20,000 matches per month. What makes Parimatch stand apart is its unwavering dedication to in-play action, with a remarkable 90% of the events being live. This means you can immerse yourself in the game and make informed decisions as the action unfolds.

Parimatch doesn’t limit itself to traditional football. It also offers eFootball (FIFA, ESportsBattle), boasting a staggering 30,000-35,000 events monthly, ensuring access to football action 24/7. With low latency in placing bets (3-4 seconds) for cyberfootball, you can stay at the forefront of the game.

The availability of options based on statistical indicators such as Corners, Yellow cards, Penalties/Red cards, and Players stats adds depth to your football experience. With over 500 football leagues and tournaments to explore, Parimatch caters to the diverse preferences of football fans.

Tennis: Serving Excellence
When it comes to tennis, Parimatch truly excels. It offers an impressive lineup of over 9,000 tennis events every month, covering all the popular tournaments such as the Grand Slam, ATP, WTA, Davis Cup, as well as ITF and UTR Pro matches. Additionally, Parimatch goes the extra mile by providing coverage of cyber tennis matches, with 300-400 events per month.

Parimatch offers a wealth of wagering options, including Aces, Double Faults, Serve Percentage, Total Games, and Handicap, providing an impressive selection of 10-15 choices for each tennis event. This diversity in options ensures ample opportunities for strategic plays and maximizing potential gains.

Esports: A World of Gaming Action

Parimatch transforms the esports landscape with its extensive coverage spanning various categories such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, League of Legends, Valorant, PUBG, Rainbow6, and many others. With over 1,000+ events per month for Counter-Strike and similar numbers for other categories, the gaming action is boundless.

Parimatch distinguishes itself by providing a wide range of unique statistical markets, allowing you to delve deep into the gaming universe with personal propositions, maps markets, and combo markets. Low delay when accepting bets ensures that you remain perfectly synchronized with the virtual action, making your gaming experience as seamless as possible.

Wrapping Up 
Trusted by top athletes and celebrities, including its present-day brand ambassadors, the skilled Nicholas Pooran and the charismatic Kajal Aggarwal, Parimatch stands as a beacon of excellence in iGaming. They offer an unparalleled array of sports and events, diverse wagering options, and a commitment to seamless sporting experiences. Whether your passion is cricket, football, tennis, kabaddi, or esports, Parimatch caters to your desires. Join Parimatch today and elevate your iGaming passion to new heights.

Autumn Winter 23′ Collection “Time For Glamour” by Forever New Launches in Style at Phoenix Palladium

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Forever New, the renowned fashion brand, is all set to usher in the Autumn Winter season with its highly anticipated collection, “Time For Glamour“. To mark this spectacular launch, the brand Ambassador, Pooja Hegde graced the event. The event took place at the illustrious Phoenix Palladium, promising an evening filled with fashion, style, and glamour

The “Time For Glamour” collection embodies the essence of sophistication, elegance, and modernity. This exquisite assortment of clothing and accessories is curated to elevate your style quotient. From chic outerwear to glamorous party dresses and timeless classics, Forever New has something for every fashion-forward individual.

Forever New – Pooja Hegde Autumn Winter 2023

The newest collection is expected to take over as the go-to option for all holiday gatherings, wild parties, and chic vacations to far-flung locales. This outstanding collection has been enhanced by Pooja Hegde, the brand spokesperson for Forever New India. In addition to praising this collection’s adaptability, she said, “It feels really good to be a part of the brand. Whenever it comes to style, the quality of products that you are paying for is amazing. Everything falls on you so gracefully and looks very rich, so for me it’s the perfect brand!

Mr. Dhruv Bogra, Country Head India, Forever New was thrilled to share his experience, “It was a memorable evening! This collection offers classic items for everyone with a tasteful fusion of modernism and sophistication. The collection reflects the brand’s personality and that of its brand ambassador. At the event, we had some wonderful feedback from fashion enthusiasts, which provided the validation that any business seeks.

The evening at Phoenix Palladium commenced with a meet and greet with the media followed by a red carpet fashion event, featuring the stunning Pooja Hegde, who graced the occasion with her presence. Pooja Hegde’s association with Forever New is a testament to the brand’s commitment to timeless beauty and glamour. The event was attended by notable fashion influencers and industry insiders, making it a star-studded affair.

Following the fashion event, guests were treated to an enchanting fashion show where the “Time For Glamour” collection came to life on the runway. The collection was showcased in all its glory, giving attendees a glimpse of the latest trends and must-haves for the season. The runway will be a fusion of style, showcasing the versatility of Forever New’s designs.

In addition to the fashion show, attendees had the opportunity to explore and shop the “Time For Glamour” collection in the brand’s store at the mall. This hands-on experience allowed fashion enthusiasts to touch, feel, and try on the exquisite pieces from the collection.

Forever New’s “Time For Glamour” collection is not just about clothing; it’s about making a statement, exuding confidence, and embracing the elegance of the season. The brand aims to make every woman feel empowered and stylish in her own unique way.

Forever New

Forever New is one of the fastest-growing premium fashion retail brands. From dresses for every occasion to work-wear essentials, sparkling accessories, stylish footwear and the perfect-fit denim, Forever New is committed to fashion that stays relevant beyond one season & elevates personal style. The brand continues to focus on creating easy-to-wear and timeless collections of ensembles dedicated to celebrating modern femininity.

Bajaj Finance Partners with TATA AIG General Insurance to offer Car Insurance Policies

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Pune, Maharashtra, India

Bajaj Finance has partnered with leading insurers to provide motor insurance plans, through their platform Bajaj Finance Insurance Mall new addition to the list of partners is TATA AIG General Insurance. Customers can now buy TATA AIG car insurance policies through a fully digital, seamless experience offered through the Bajaj Finance insurance platform

TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited, a joint venture between the TATA Group and the American International Group (AIG), is one of the providers of motor insurance policies in India. With a legacy of over 150 years and the trust of TATA, TATA AIG have been serving their customers successfully for over 20 years.

TATA AIG’s motor insurance policies cover the following risks:

  • LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE INSURED’ : The Company will indemnify the Insured against loss or damage to the vehicle insured.
  • Damages due to natural disasters: A comprehensive or own damage policy will offer against damages caused to the vehicle due to flood, earthquake, snowfall, cyclone, etc.
  • Damages due to man-made calamities and fire: Get coverage against damages caused by riots, terrorist attacks, strikes. Additionally, get coverage from damages due to fire, self-ignition or explosions.
  • Accidental damages: A comprehensive or own damage policy will cover your vehicle against extensive repair costs resulting from accidents.
  • Transit damages: While transporting your vehicles from one location to another, any damages incurred during transit are covered by TATA AIG’s comprehensive motor insurance policies.
  • Burgalary or Theft: The Company will indemnify the Insured against loss or damage to the vehicle insured such as by burglary, housebreaking or theft.
  • Personal accident cover for ownerdriver: This cover provides financial support up to Rs. 15 lakh in case of an accident resulting in permanent total disability, major injuries or death of the owner/driver.
  • Third-party liabilities: Apart from damages to your own vehicle, get a coverage for third-party liabilities. In case of damages caused to third-party property or bodily injures or death of third party.

Apart from the above features, TATA AIG motor insurance policies also come with a range of add-on covers for enhanced protection. Get coverage for Depreciation Re-imbursement, Daily Allowance, No Claim Bonus Protection Cover, Return to Invoice, No Claim Bonus Protection Cover, Loss of Personal belongings, Emergency Transport & hotel expenses, Key Replacement, Engine Secure, Tyre Secure, Consumable Expenses, Road Side Assistance-Add-on cover under, Auto Secure – Private Car Package Policy, Additional Third Party Property Damage Cover, Emergency Medical Expenses, Additional Towing Charges.

Key benefits of TATA AIG motor insurance plans?

Here are some of the key benefits of motor insurance policies of TATA AIG:

  • TATA AIG offers the promise of commitment, trust, integrity, and customer service.
  • A wide network of 6,500+ garages offering cashless claim facility and quality services.

Why buy motor insurance through Bajaj Finance Insurance Mall?
Bajaj Finance Insurance Mall offers a hassle-free insurance buying process through an all-digital and seamless customer experience journey. This enables you to buy insurance instantly without any paperwork. The buying process is simple, transparent, and secure.

Partnering with leading insurance companies in India, customers can compare and choose from various car insurance policies on Bajaj Finance Insurance Mall and purchase their preferred plan in just a few clicks.

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Here’s how Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund uses behavioural finance in its investment philosophy

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Pune, Maharashtra, India

In the world of finance, emotions and human psychology often play an important role in shaping investment decisions and market behaviour. Understanding the relationship between these psychological factors and financial markets is the essence of behavioural finance. Behavioural finance offers valuable insights into why investors often make irrational decisions and how these decisions impact investment outcomes.

Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund has recognized the importance of behavioural finance and integrated its principles into its investment philosophy. In this article, we will take a look at how Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund leverages behavioural finance to provide value to its investors.

The foundation of behavioural finance

Behavioural finance is a discipline that combines elements of psychology and economics to study how human emotions, biases, and cognitive errors influence financial decision-making. Traditional economic theory assumes that investors are rational and always make choices that optimize their utility. However, behavioural finance reveals that investors often deviate from rationality, leading to suboptimal outcomes.

Key concepts within behavioural finance include:

  1. Overconfidence: Investors may overestimate their abilities, leading to excessive trading and portfolio turnover.
  2. Loss aversion: People tend to feel the pain of losses more acutely than the pleasure of gains, leading to conservative investment choices.
  3. Anchoring: Investors often rely heavily on the first piece of information they encounter when making decisions, even if it’s irrelevant.
  4. Herd mentality: Individuals often follow the crowd rather than conducting independent analysis, leading to market bubbles and crashes.
  5. Confirmation bias: People seek information that confirms their pre-existing beliefs and ignore contradictory evidence.
  6. Mental accounting: Investors segregate their money into different mental accounts, affecting how they perceive risk and make decisions.

How does Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund embrace behavioural finance

Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund understands that acknowledging these behavioural biases and psychological factors is crucial for making investment decisions. Here’s how the company leverages behavioural finance in its investment philosophy:

  1. Awareness: Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund places a strong emphasis on explaining to its investors about the principles of behavioural finance. By providing guidance, the company seeks to empower investors to recognize their biases and make more rational decisions. This approach helps investors understand the psychological traps that can affect their portfolio performance.
  2. Risk Assessment and Tolerance: Behavioural finance insights can help to evaluate an investor’s risk tolerance more accurately. This approach helps investors stay committed to their long-term financial goals and avoid impulsive decisions during market volatility.
  3. Behaviourally informed investment strategies: Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund integrates behavioural insights into its investment strategies. For example, recognizing that investors tend to anchor on recent market performance, and asking them to focus on long-term performance of the scheme rather than taking decisions based on short term market fluctuations. This approach can ensure that investors don’t totally rely on the most recent market data, thereby reducing the risk of making hasty decisions.
  4. Communication and transparency: The aim of the company is to maintain open and transparent communication with its investors. This includes providing regular updates on, market conditions, and potential risks.
  5. Long-term perspective: Behavioural finance encourages investors to adopt a long-term perspective. Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund reinforces this by emphasizing the importance of patience and discipline.
  6. Behavioural finance research: This research helps the fund managers better understand market sentiment and investor behaviour. By staying at the forefront of behavioural finance knowledge, Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund can continuously refine its investment processes to adapt to changing market dynamics.
  7. Diverse product offerings: Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund offers a range of schemes such as Bajaj Finserv Flexi Cap Fund and other schemes. Investors can opt for a scheme that aligns with psychological inclinations and financial goals.

The benefits of integrating behavioural finance

By incorporating behavioural finance principles into its investment philosophy, Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund seeks to bring several advantages to its investors:

  1. Enhanced decision making: Investors are better equipped to make rational and informed decisions, reducing the likelihood of impulsive actions that can harm their portfolios.
  2. Reduced emotional stress: Understanding the impact of emotions on investing helps investors stay calmer during market turbulence, preventing panic-driven decisions.
  3. Long-term wealth creation: Encouraging a long-term perspective helps investors stay committed to their financial goals, increasing the potential for wealth accumulation over time.
  4. Increased trust and confidence: Transparent communication with an aim to build trust between the mutual fund company and its investors, fostering confidence in the investment process.

Conclusion

Behavioural finance has emerged as a crucial component of modern investment philosophy, recognizing the influence of human psychology on financial decisions. By educating investors about behavioural biases, adopting behaviourally informed strategies, and emphasizing a long-term perspective, Bajaj Finserv Mutual Fund strives to provide its investors with a more rational and rewarding long term investment experience.

About Bajaj Finserv Asset Management Ltd.

Bajaj Finserv Asset Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bajaj Finserv Limited, has announced its presence in the investment solutions industry. Backed by one of India’s most respected and oldest brands, it offers a host of innovative products and solutions to every Indian. With a future-focused and differentiated investment strategy, its ambition is to help every Indian achieve his/her financial goals.

Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.

How India’s First Ever “ResolveTech” Startup KomplaintBox Plans to Empower Customers of Banks and Financial Institutions

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

In an era where seamless customer experience is paramount, a pioneering solution has emerged to bridge the gap between customers and Banks. We are thrilled to unveil KomplaintBox (KB), a unit of J3 Consulting Services LLP, based out of Chennai. This is a groundbreaking venture designed to serve as a vital liaison between financial institutions and their customers, transforming the way complaints are addressed and resolved.

The idea of KB was born out of personal experiences faced by the founders. There were numerous instances where they assisted their friends and family members in solving banking related issues. These issues related to various Banking products such as Loans, Credit card and Trade Finance. On deeper analysis they understood that common customers face a lot of challenges while trying to get their complaints resolved.

The Financial Services sector in India primarily consists of public sector banks, private sector banks, foreign banks, small finance banks, cooperative banks and non-banking finance companies.

With Financial Institutions providing an array of financial and advisory services it is common to see shortcomings in their services. Redressal of complaints often take a long time. It is also common to see complaints unresolved. This despite the fact that Financial Institutions have a clear escalation matrix, and the Reserve Bank of India’s Consumer Education and Protection Department is very proactive when advising Banks to tighten their redressal mechanism.

KB is a revolutionary service that is designed to effectively bridge the gap between customers and Banks, providing a comprehensive platform for customers to voice their concerns, seek assistance, and find resolution to pending issues.

With an unwavering commitment to empowering customers, KB simplifies the often-complex procedures involved in complaint redressal, offering clarity, support, and guidance at every step of the way.

The experts at KB come armed with “hands on” Banking (consolidated experience of over 60 years) and Global Consulting Experience.

The Process

The typical complaint redressal process followed by Banks is given below. Customers have the option to directly approach the Bank and try and get a resolution.

Alternatively, customers can visit the KB portal and register their complaint providing necessary documents and information. The team at KB will assess the complaint, collect additional inputs if any, from the customer and give them a probable outcome. On receiving the confirmation to progress, the team will initiate the redressal process with the concerned bank. The customer will be kept in the loop through regular updates.

If needed, complaints will be escalated, within the Bank and with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), until a resolution is received. In case no resolution is forthcoming, KomplaintBox has no hesitation to refund the advisory fees to the customer in line with their pricing policy.

Why Komplaint Box?

  1. Seamless Communication: KB provides customers with a hassle-free channel to communicate their complaints to the concerned banks. The platform ensures that these complaints are channelled appropriately and reach the right personnel within the concerned Banks and Financial Institutions
  2. Expert Guidance: KB’s team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping customers understand the complex procedures and requirements for complaint resolution. Through personalized guidance, customers can navigate the often-daunting process with confidence.
  3. Frictionless Banking: KB facilitates swift and efficient resolution by streamlining the communication between customers and banks. By acting as an intermediary, the platform ensures that complaints are addressed promptly, thereby reducing frustration, and minimizing the adverse impact on customers’ lives.
  4. Education and Empowerment: KB believes in empowering customers with knowledge. KB educates customers about their rights, responsibilities, and options, fostering a sense of ownership and agency over their financial dealings.
  5. Transparency: Transparency is at the core of KB. It provides customers with real-time updates on the status of their complaints, ensuring they are always informed and engaged throughout the resolution process.

KB is unrivalled in its domain. While customers retain the option to seek redressal directly through their Banks at no extra cost, KB offers a very distinctive advantage. It excels at conserving customers’ valuable time and sparing them from the arduous task of pursuing complaint redressal.

Target Audience

KB’s target segment would be the retail and SME customers. SMEs would include sole proprietors, partnerships, and private limited enterprises.

According to a April 2023 report of the Committee for Review of Customer Service Standards in RBI regulated entities, Banks in India receive around 1 crore complaints annually that are formally recorded. Our study estimates that there would be over 2 crore complaints that are not formally recorded making the annual number over 3 crores. We expect this number to grow at an annual rate of 10%.

There are over 32 Million Non-resident Indians spread globally and they face a lot of challenges in dealing with Banks in India for their transactions. This service will also be extremely useful for our senior citizens who might have to run from pillar to post to get resolutions.

Founders of KomplaintBox

Vision Statement

Mr Jose Joseph, Co-founder, expressed his excitement, stating, “KomplaintBox’s debut as a “ResolveTech” platform in the Indian market marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of enhanced customer satisfaction, streamlined complaint resolution, and stronger customer-bank relationships.”
“Our vision is to be a world class trusted complaint resolution service thereby solving challenges faced by banking customers,” adds Co-founder JT Jeyaraajkrishnan.

About the Founders

Jose Joseph

Jose Joseph is a seasoned professional with over 28 years of experience in the Banking Industry. He has worked with some leading organizations like HSBC, Oracle, Tata Consultancy Services, and IBM. He has handled banking functions like Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate banking, Payments, Compliance, Audit and Operations. He is a Management graduate in Banking and Finance.

JT Jeyaraajkrishnan

Jeyaraaj is a senior management professional in the Banking industry. Overall, he has over 30 years of experience and worked with leading organizations such as American Express, Oracle and Tata Consultancy Services. He has handled functions like Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate Banking, Payments, and Operations. Numerous articles have been authored by him. He is a qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant.

For more information please visit www.komplaintbox.in.

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