Indian Bank dedicates School Bus to Tapan Rehabilitation Society
Indian Bank has dedicated a school bus, “Tata Winger School 18 Seater SCV”, to Tapan Rehabilitation Society, Karnal to facilitate the children with disability. On behalf of the Bank, Sh. Mahesh Kumar Bajaj, GM (TMO/BPR) Corporate Office, Chennai and Sh. Ashok Patnaik, FGM (Chandigarh) handed over the keys of the vehicle to the Founder/Director, Dr. Sujata (who was brand ambassador in “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” movement in Haryana) at Tapan Rehabilitation Society, Nilokheri, Karnal today.
TCG CREST and IIT Tirupati partner to work on quantum sciences and technologies
The Centre for Quantum Engineering, Research and Education (CQuERE), a vertical of the recently founded research institute TCG CREST, Kolkata, and IIT Tirupati, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement includes a joint doctoral programme between the two institutes, and initiates fruitful research collaborations as well as organising joint workshops and conferences in areas such as the emerging field of quantum sciences and technologies. The Directors of TCG CREST and IIT Tirupati attended the event, and dignitaries including Dr. Purnendu Chatterjee, the founder of TCG CREST, and Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Education.
Jindal Stainless Foundation undertakes a sustainable facelift
Jindal Stainless Foundation (JSF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Jindal Stainless, along with Prabhaav Foundation, has taken up multiple sustainable initiatives to restore, develop, maintain, and preserve the iconic OP Jindal Memorial Park in Hisar, Haryana. The development has led the park to fulfill Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Deepika Jindal, Chairperson, JSF said, “For us, practising sustainability is not a corporate obligation, but a social responsibility. We further plan to develop a herbal garden, meditation centre, jogging track, and carry forth our green initiatives to convert this into a ‘zero waste park’.”
Launch of SEWA (Strengthening Energy Water and Agriculture) network in East India
On the occasion of Akshay Urja Divas or National Renewable Energy Day, SwitchON Foundation organised a webinar to launch the Strengthening Energy Water and Agriculture (SEWA) Network, a network of grass-root organisations working in these domains to create an ecosystem for the promotion of solar pump, micro irrigation, ground water recharge and other sustainable agricultural practices in Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. Samrat Mukherjee, DGM, NABARD mentioned various initiatives taken by the agency to scale up and replicate sustainable agriculture technologies and practices in the region.
Colgate-Palmolive launches India’s first-ever recyclable toothpaste tubes
Colgate’s recyclable tubes are a stepping stone in its journey to achieve 100% recyclability across its oral care portfolio in India. The new tube is soft, squeezable and recyclable without compromising on key product attributes like taste. Ram Raghavan, Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive India, said, “We hope that all toothpaste manufacturers will meet recycling standards for their tubes in order to maximize the positive impact it can have on all of us. We are thankful to our partners, EPL, in helping translate this vision into reality.” The company has been using recyclable cartons and boxes for over a decade.
New SanDisk Ixpand Wireless charger portfolio
Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) announced its foray into the wireless charging segment with the launch of the SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W with adapter. Khalid Wani, Sales Director, India, Western Digital, said, “With technological advancements and higher penetration of Qi™-Compatible smart phones and devices in the market, wireless charging is a fast-growing category.” Jaganathan Chelliah, Director – Marketing, India, Western Digital, said, “The product comes with an innovative 2-in-1 wireless solution that charges your smart phone wirelessly while taking a backup of your valuable data simultaneously.
iLEAD will produce commercial Hindi cinema
iLEAD will be producing a feature length Hindi film titled as ‘Before You Die’ with students who will be taking admission in the 2021 batch of media science and film courses. Pradip Chopra, Chairman of iLEAD, said, “So we want to use the talent of our institute and students to make world class cinema, in the process they will get the kind of hands on experience and industry exposure which will enable them to evolve as true professionals. Our goal is also to make Kolkata a good production centre, a hub of film making in times to come.”
Commtel invests in nybl.ai
Commtel has invested a minority stake in nybl, democratising AI. nybl has built a framework that allows code-less development and deployment of ML and AI. The investment will give Commtel access to nybl’s technologies for custom AI development for its clients in the Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Transportation, and other critical infrastructure sectors. Shriprakash Pandey, CMD, Commtel Networks, explaining the rationale for the investment, said, “It will allow us to leverage on the complementary strengths of deep industry knowledge and experience of Commtel with nybl’s AI expertise to help clients use the vast amounts of under-utilized data.”
Dell tops India’s Most Desired Brands list
Dell became India’s Most Desired Brand (MDB) in TRA’s 7th edition of the 2021 report, up five ranks from previous year’s sixth position. Mi from Xiaomi became the second Most Desired Brand in India gaining ten ranks from the 2020 report. N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA Research, launched the report and said, “Dell in the Laptop Category has made significant strides in gaining pole position as India’s Most Desired Brand. Of the 1000 brands listed in the report, the top 50 lists 18 Indian brands, 9 US brands, 8 South Korean brands and 7 Chinese brands.”