PNB MD & CEO inaugurates the Central Loan Processing CentrePunjab National Bank MD & CEO Sunil Mehta inaugurated the Central Loan Processing Centre (CLPC) of PNB in Kolkata. These centres aim to strengthen the bank’s internal credit offering systems and processes. These are specialised loan processing centres for loans from Rs. 50 lakh to Rs. 50 crore. The new centre will reduce the turn-around-time (TAT). In another initiative PNB is partnering with Kolkata Metro to co-brand its trains. The bank’s tie up with Kolkata metro follows similar initiatives with the Delhi Metro. Tanishq extends its retail footprint in SodepurTanishq expands its successful retail journey by launching a store at Dakshin Pally, Sodepur, North 24 Parganas. This is the 11th store in Tanishq’s large and growing retail network in the city and the 47th store in the Eastern region. The store is inaugurated by Sandeep Kulhalli, Senior VP, Retail and Marketing, Jewellery Division, Anirban Banerjee Regional Business Manager East 1 Jewellery Division, Rajeshwari Srinivasan, AVP, Regional Business Head, and Tollywood Actress Mimi Chakroborty. To celebrate this occasion, Tanishq is offering customers a gold coin free of cost, which will be valid from January 16-18, 2019. Ranjani Murali wins Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice AwardApeejay Kolkata Literary Festival in association with Oxford Bookstore announced Ranjani Murali, as the winner of the Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award. The award was announced by Sundeep Bhutoria, Trustee, Prabha Khaitan Foundation, at a special session of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival in January 2019, in the presence of the jury members Jerry Pinto, Urvashi Butalia, Srijato, Anita Agnihotri and Anjum Katyal. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh apart from a citation. The award has recognised women writers in all Indian languages as a sustained effort to encourage and support creative writing by women. GJEPC unveils Parichay Card for gem and jewellery sector workersThe Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of the gems and jewellery industry, has unveiled the Parichay Card in West Bengal. The Parichay Card will be officially launched at a national level by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry towards the end of January 2019. The objective of this project is to create a verified and well-crafted database for gem and jewellery workers to provide them better job opportunities, help to find financial support from banks, financial institutions and provide better healthcare services through specially designed smart card. Jana Small Finance Bank launches Current Account with unique Auto-Sweep facilityJana Small Finance Bank has launched Current Account with Auto-Sweep facility. The facility will enable bank’s existing and potential new customers to auto sweep-in and sweep-out the idle funds in the current account to Sweep Fixed Deposit and earn high interest. For a tenor of 365 days on sweep deposit, the customers will be able to earn an interest of 8.5%. New ibis unveiled in Kolkata with ibis Kolkata RajarhatAccorHotels in partnership with InterGlobe Hotels has announced the launch of ibis Kolkata Rajarhat. The latest ibis focuses on nurturing and continuous innovation, sustainability and creating an inviting experience for both guests and employees. ibis Kolkata Rajarhat features a 2,457 sq. ft pillarless meeting space which can further be divided to three smaller rooms with capacity for up to 250 guests, one of the largest MICE banquet spaces for an ibis. Launch of the #KeepMoving movementIDBI Federal Life Insurance together with its Brand Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar announced launch of the #KeepMoving movement which aims to redefine the idea of fitness for India. Through the movement, IDBI Federal seeks to drive home the message that in order to create and lead a healthy lifestyle, it is important to focus on both Physical Fitness and Financial Fitness. The #KeepMoving campaign will launch with short films featuring cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar. Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. launches ‘Zone by The Park’Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. enters New Town Kolkata with the eighth property of its Social-Catalyst brand ‘Zone by The Park’. Firhad Hakim, Honourable Mayor, Minister In charge of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal, was the Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony. Karan Paul, Chairman, Apeejay Group and Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. were present along with Debasish Sen, Chairman and Managing Director, HIDCO.