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NTPC invites online bids for EPC Package of Waste to Energy Facility in Varanasi

NTPC invites online bids for EPC Package of Waste to Energy Facility in Varanasi

News
Mumbai: NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited has invited online bids on a “two-stage” bidding basis for the EPC Package of Waste to Energy Facility at Ramna, Varanasi. The bid commenced on 22nd June 2021 and will conclude on 27th July 2021. The Varanasi Waste to Energy (WTE) facility is expected to be commissioned by 30th September, 2022. A Waste to Energy plant with waste segregation facility of 600 TPD fresh Municipal Solid Waste will be installed under the project. The plan will be designed in a modular fashion for assembly, testing, maintenance and replacement of individual sub-assemblies. The complete plant will be odourless and compliant to applicable emission norm. The plant will be surrounded by an aesthetic environment with permissible...
Codingal to host ‘National Coding Summit 2021’ to mark World Youth Skills Day

Codingal to host ‘National Coding Summit 2021’ to mark World Youth Skills Day

Education
Bengaluru: Codingal, a leading coding platform for K-12 today announced that it would be hosting National Coding Summit 2021 on July 15, 2021.  The online summit will coincide with the World Youth Skills Day and offer school-going students, their parents and teachers an opportunity to interact with policymakers, technology companies, leading education institutions including UNICEF, Adobe, Microsoft, UiPath, Manav Rachna University, KR Mangalam World School.  “The National Coding Summit marks a unique and first-of-its-kind coming together of industry, policymakers and academia to discuss the future of STEM education in the country. It also offers students, parents and teachers a rare opportunity to interact with leading educators and senior corporate professionals on the emergin...
Mumbai based Momtrepreneur Writes ‘A to Z Affirmation & Wellness book for Children’

Mumbai based Momtrepreneur Writes ‘A to Z Affirmation & Wellness book for Children’

Education
Mumbai: Positive thinking can have a huge impact on the little one’s well-being and self-esteem. Inspired by her one-year-old son, Amrita Aswani, a long-term practitioner of positive affirmations & Founder of Summer Stories released her first book called ‘A to Z Affirmation & Wellness book for kids’.  The affirmation book, which is a hardback of 28 pages, features positive words with all the 26 alphabets A-Z, their meanings and an engaging activity for children, where they get to put in their own affirmations down as per their understanding of these words. All the 26 words, along with a simplified child friendly definition for each word, an example to go with it and relevant pictorial illustration makes the book an engaging and an easy learning tool. Amrita collabor...
JL Kapoor Memorial Trust Pledges to Continue Its Covid Relief Work in DDA Transit Camp, Anand Parbat, Delhi

JL Kapoor Memorial Trust Pledges to Continue Its Covid Relief Work in DDA Transit Camp, Anand Parbat, Delhi

CSR
New Delhi: JL Kapoor Memorial Trust today announced that it will continue its covid relief work while the country is gradually reopening. The trust started its covid relief initiative to extend support to the underprivileged and underserved section of society across different locations in the country during the first wave of Coronavirus. Later, acting on a letter received from the DDA authority, Transit Camp, Anand Parbat, New Delhi, the trust started work to support 23500 residents in the transit camp. These residents are primarily the handicraft workers from the Kathputli Colony. The ongoing pandemic has led to the majority of them being unemployed with no income for their sustenance. With the gradual unlocking in Delhi, economic activities ought to start. However, the income ...
How the Coronavirus pandemic opened new avenues for hygiene brands

How the Coronavirus pandemic opened new avenues for hygiene brands

Column, Health
As the nation grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, the hygiene market sees hope in reinventing itself to cater to a new basket of needs. The mindfulness of maintaining one’s health and hygiene has increased tenfold and it has become a priority in the lives of people across the globe. Owing to the heightened consciousness about cleanliness, new importance has been given to maintaining both personal and environmental hygiene. Preventive care is recognized as a way to reduce the chances of infection; therefore, consumers are investing more in hygiene products to ensure their safety. One’s hygiene often takes a backseat in everyday life as we tend to only pay attention to a health issue once it arises. However, maintaining personal hygiene daily is very important to keep the body clean and...
Economic optimism drives brand values to record levels

Economic optimism drives brand values to record levels

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The world’s most valuable brands have experienced record growth according to the Kantar BrandZTM  Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 ranking, with the total worth reaching $7.1 trillion – equivalent to the combined GDP of France and Germany. The 42% increase; more than four times the study’s annual average percentage increase over the past 15 years, has been driven by confidence derived from vaccine availability, economic stimulus packages and improving GDP outlooks. US brands account for 56 of the Top 100 brands, with Amazon and Apple leading the way – each now worth over US$½ trillion. Key trends highlighted in this year’s Kantar BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands study include: Amazon maintained its position as the world’s most valuable brand, growing 64% to US$684bn (or the e...
Paree organizes menstrual hygiene drive across cities on Menstrual Hygiene Day

Paree organizes menstrual hygiene drive across cities on Menstrual Hygiene Day

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With India grappling with the second wave of the COVID 19, frontline workers have been the true champions in our fight against the virus. Standing in solidarity with those on the frontlines, Paree associated with state police forces in Gurgaon, Noida, Jaipur, and Indore to support the female police officers working round the clock on the ground are the true heavy-duty champions. On the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28th May 2021, Paree launched their newest variant Paree Super Ultra pads and organized a menstrual hygiene drive across cities to support women police forces with their menstrual hygiene requirement while they are on the go. Paree salutes heavy-duty champions Through this initiative by showing gratitude towards the female frontline workers by launching a high-...
ESAF Small Finance Bank reports 28.07% increase in operating profit

ESAF Small Finance Bank reports 28.07% increase in operating profit

Banking, Finance, Insurance, News
Mumbai: ESAF Small Finance Bank has declared its annual results for the FY 2020-21 and has recorded a 28.07 % increase in its operating profit for the year ended March 31, 2021. The Operating profit increased from 324.70 crores to 415.84 crores despite the challenges faced during the year. Deposits have grown by 28.04% from ` 7028 Crore as at 31 March 2020 to` 8999 Crore for the year ended 31 March 2021. Total CASA improved to ` 1748 Crores from ` 960 Crores marking a growth of 81.99% over the same period last year. CASA proportion to Deposits also significantly improved from 13.55% for the Year ended 31 March 2020 to 19.42% for the year ended 31 March 2021. The Net Profit of the Bank for the year ended 31 March 2021 stood at ` 105.40 Crore as compared to ` 190.39 over the same period las...
Healthium Medtech ramps up operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices for COVID-19

Healthium Medtech ramps up operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices for COVID-19

Health, News
Mumbai: Healthium Medtech today announced that it has strengthened its operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices for COVID-19. In order to address the country’s need for essential medical consumables, Healthium Medtech has scaled its production, extended its supply chain, and fast-tracked the deliveries of essential medical devices and consumables to support healthcare frontline workers. To ensure an adequate supply of medical devices for healthcare practitioners, the company is running its plants during lockdown with due permissions and precautionary measures. The company has also expanded its supply chain by 40% to fast-track critical deliveries. Considering the surge in demand for gloves at hospitals across the country, the company has utilized multiple ...
Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India announces  program to achieve carbon-neutrality targets by 2030

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India announces program to achieve carbon-neutrality targets by 2030

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Bengaluru: Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India (listed on the Indian stock exchanges as “ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited”) today announced a comprehensive program to achieve carbon-neutrality targets by 2030 in its own operations, reaffirming its commitment to a sustainable energy future. In parallel, the Company is continuing to mobilize resources to safeguard employees and aid India’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Contributing to the drive to ‘build back better’, the pioneering technology leader is adopting a three-dimensional approach to decarbonization. The program is designed to reduce the carbon footprint of its own operations and in the products that it delivers. The goal of the program is aligned with India’s Mission Innovation and the United Nations’ Sustainable Devel...