Go first resumes Maldives operations starting
GO FIRST (formerly known as GoAir) announced the resumption of flights to Maldives, a move that is likely to work as a precursor to the revival of the sector. This comes after Maldives, one of the favourite destinations for Indian tourists, opened its borders to South Asian countries including India. Speaking on the initiative, Kaushik Khona, CEO, GO FIRST, said, “As we gradually look to resume international flights, we will continue to innovate and offer best-in-class customer-centric products & services which is in line with our "You come first" approach.” To make the experience seamless and even more pleasant, GO FIRST assists passengers in booking Covid-19 RT-PCR Test across India and overseas destinations.
Appointment of Manasi Tata as TKM Director
Vikram Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of his daughter, Manasi Tata as a member of the Board of Directors at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited. The appointment reflects the strong relationship and the continuance of the close bond between Toyota Group and the Kirloskar Systems Limited. Manasi Tata is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and Director in Kirloskar Technologies Limited. Appointed as the first United Nations in India Young Business Champion for the Sustainable Development Goals, Manasi Tata is also a trained painter and runs her own non-profit venture, Caring with Colour.
Uniform junction to invest over us$1 million in collaborating with world leading ed-tech companies
Uniform Junction, India’s first one stop integrated supply chain platform for K-12 schools, announced its partnership with Israel’s x10ed, a leading and cutting edge learning analytic solution provider. The association will enable Uniform Junction bring x10ed’s best in class data science methodologies empowering schools map the content to a set of abstract learning outcomes. Priyavrata Mafatlal, Co-Founder & Director, Uniform Junction and MD & CEO, Mafatlal Industries said, “At a time when educational institutions are investing in deploying technology and digitization and are seeking newer ways to engage young and bright minds, the demand for futuristic and global learning solutions is on the rise.”
BSH Home Appliances launches new range of premium washing machines
BSH India has announced the launch of its new and advanced range of premium washing machines. The new range is equipped with first-in India innovative features like Home Connect (in 8 to 9kg range), anti-wrinkle technology (in 6 to 8kg range), Automated Intelligent dosage (I-Dos) in 9 to 10kg range and innovative active oxygen technology which removes bad odour and refreshes clothes without using water across the premium segment. BSH Home Appliances’ MD & CEO, Neeraj Bahl, said, “The washing machine category continues to witness great success for BSH through consistent innovations and keeping up with changing with times to make the life our consumer more convenient.”
BYJU’S accelerates its plans to build the world’s largest learning brand with $500m acquisition of leading U.S.-based kids digital reading platform Epic
BYJU’S announced a $500M acquisition of Epic, the world’s leading digital reading platform for kids 12 and under. Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO, BYJU’S said, “Our partnership with Epic will enable us to create engaging and interactive reading and learning experiences for children globally. Together we have the opportunity to create impactful experiences for children to become life-long learners." “We created Epic to make quality books more accessible to kids everywhere, and to build a safe place for them to discover the joy and magic of reading in their own way,” said Suren Markosian, CEO and co-founder of Epic.
Thomas Cook & SOTC launch unbeatable ‘Buy One Get One Free’
Thomas Cook India, and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have launched a special Durga Pujo holiday range. Exclusive offers like Book One Get One Free and Staycations Free have been included. Rajeev Kale President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “The Durga Pujo festival has always brought on joy and is a key travel season for Bengalees. This year, with both pent up demand and easing of travel restrictions, we are seeing increasing travel desire for the Pujo season. We have added special touches like a Bengali Tour Manager, Bengali cuisine and guaranteed departures on our Pujo special air-inclusive tours."
JSW Cement celebrates Van Mahotsav week
JSW Cement has taken it upon itself to combat climate change, incorporating sustainability as a fundamental element in all its operations and decision making. The Green Cement (PSC) manufacturing process of JSW reduces greenhouse emissions by more than 60% in comparison to its peers due to its product mix comprising of more Slag blended cement. Commenting on the occasion Nilesh Narwekar, CEO of JSW Cement, said “We have undertaken a number of initiatives including use of industrial slag to make cement, sustainable manufacturing operations and initiatives to promote circular economy as part of our Green Commitment.”
The Journey of Minu Budhia - How a Special Mother is making a Social Impact
Special Mom. Psychotherapist. Entrepreneur. Columnist. TEDx speaker. Minu Budhia dons many hats today. A petite powerhouse whose mantra is ‘Imperfectly Perfect’ - she is an inspiration to women. To chronicle her impressive journey of overcoming stigma, taboo, and roadblocks, and reach out to the community, on 16th July, 2021 she launched her website www.minubudhia.com. Nick Low, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, representing East and North East India, graced the occasion as the guest of honour.
Nornament launches their new showroom in Kolkata
The luxury that Nornament has graced people with for over two decades is coming to Kolkata. Nornament Founder, Sushma Maloo says, "We are thrilled to finally open in Kolkata. Each piece of jewellery has a story to tell, and our endeavour has been to bring our design narrative to the customer." Pradhyuman Maloo, Creative Director, Nornament says, “We wanted to create more than a showroom, and the new store lends itself as an unparalleled experience. It is as much about how a woman feels as how she looks, and I wanted every detail of the ambience to take that into account.”