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"Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems" - Epictetus

"Okay, so, flying," I started, taking a deep breath and focusing on the thing I loved most in the world. "Flying is … great. It feels great when you're doing it. It's fun. Pure freedom. There's nothing better." Dylan smiled, a slow, easy smile that seemed to light up his whole face. "So the first thing we're going to do," I told him, "is push you off the roof." - James Patterson, Fang

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  • "Without the orchestra of the universe,
    There would be no ether.
  • And without its instrumentation By the ether, There would be no waves.
  • And without any waves, There would be no sound.
  • And without sound, There would be no music.
  • And without music, There would be no life.
  • And without a life force, There would be no matter.
  • But it does not matter - Because what is matter, If there is no light?"


Thing to ponder over :
"All truly great thoughts
are conceived while walking."
- Friedrich Nietzsche,
Twilight of the Idols

[It's enough story"]"Until you get enough of enough, the "enough" that is never enough, you dare not quit! If your good is better, your better can be best; your best too can become excellent!"

Enough It is enough for me by day

"Enough It is enough for me by day To walk the same bright earth with him; Enough that over us by night The same great roof of stars is dim. I do not hope to bind the wind Or set a fetter on the sea -- It is enough to feel his love Blow by like music over me." - Sara Teasdale, Love Songs

Wait-a-minute!
Reality kicked in after marking its spot `position vacant' for the short and pleasant while. He groaned mournfully as he found himself staring at the inside of his own eyelids. The first thing that occurred to him was the terrible bone-wracking pain running up and down his spine. Pain? No, curiously enough. It was the memory of it that seemed to hurt so much. Maybe that's what scared him. Or maybe it was the creaking of the ship around him…" - Christina Engela, Blachart

Forever 'More!'
"Enough is never enough. Not for our massive, marauding, relentlessly acquisitive egos whose eternal cry is 'More!' 'More!' Forever 'More!' Wisdom, then, is the simple realization, the grateful acknowledgment, 'Hey, I'm good.' I have enough. I don't need more." ? Lionel Fisher, Celebrating Time Alone: Stories Of Splendid Solitude

"Nothing is sufficient for the person who finds sufficiency too little" - Epicurus
"The Master doesn't try to be powerful; thus he is truly powerful. The ordinary man keeps reaching for power; thus he never has enough. The Master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone. The ordinary man is always ding things, yet many more are left to be done. […] Therefore the Master concerns himself With the depths and not the surface, With the fruit and not the flower. […] Teaching without words, Performing without actions: That is the Master's way. […] The Master arrives without leaving, Sees the light without looking, Achieves without doing a thing. […] The Master is above the people, And no one feels oppressed. She goes ahead of the people, And no feels manipulated. The whole world is grateful to her. Because she completes with no one, No one can complete with her."- Lao Tzu

Have you ever considered what Adam and Eve were doing when they got into so much trouble?
"Have you ever considered what Adam and Eve were doing when they got into so much trouble? As I read the story, they were shopping. The forbidden fruit was not scattered throughout the garden, not in many places, not in multiple locations, but one place, one site, one location and one location only. Perhaps they just came upon it, "Oh, look, the forbidden fruit…" or, perhaps, they were looking for something, searching, shopping. Somewhere in their dissatisfaction they thought, "If only we had something more…"- David W. Jones, Enough: And Other Magic Words to Transform Your Life

 

 

Nature
"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein "Faraway a leopard barked that high, dissatisfied deep roar it cuts off so sharply, as if its annoyance is too great to express, can only be appeased." - Mike Bond, The Last Savanna
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things." - Mary Oliver
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." - John Muir
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles." - Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

...there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job, and then there are the people who actually damn well do it, for its own sake. - John D. MacDonald, Free Fall in Crimson

"It is interesting that this thoroughness, which is a virtue, is often misunderstood. When someone says a thing has been done scientifically, often all he means is that it has been done thoroughly. I have heard people talk of the "scientific" extermination of the Jews in Germany. There was nothing scientific about it. It was only thorough. There was no question of making observations and then checking them in order to determine something. In that sense, there were "scientific" exterminations of people in Roman times and in other periods when science was not so far developed as it is today and not much attention was paid to observation. In such cases, people should say "thorough" or "thoroughgoing," instead of "scientific." ? Richard Feynman

""I'm an oracle of the past. I can accurately predict up to 1 minute in the future, by thoroughly investigating the last 2 years of your life. Also, I look like an old database – flat and full of useless info." - Will Advise, Nothing is here...

 

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Q.There is a certain crime, that if it is attempted, is punishable, but if it is committed, is not punishable. What is the crime?

Answer : Suicide
Q. Is an older one-hundred dollar bill worth more than a newer one?

Answer: Of course it is. A $100 bill is worth more than a $1 bill (newer one).

Q.Yesterday i fell from 30 feet high ladder but i dont get hurt. Why ?

Answer : I fell from bottom stair

Q.Who can jump higher than the Mount Everest ?

Answer : Me, you and him and her and everyone Mountains cant jump.

Q.I am in the beginning of the earth. I am at the end of the time. I appear two times in a week. I appear once in a year. What Am I ?

Answer : Letter 'E'

Question: Mr. Smith has two children. If the older child is a boy, what are the odds that the other child is also a boy?

Answer: 50 percent.

Q.How can you place a pencil on the floor so that no one can jump over it?

A.Put it next to a wall.

Q.How many times can you take away 2 from 100?

Answer : Once, after that it's not 100 any more.

Q. Who is silent in the parliament?

Answer: The letter 'i' is the only silent letter in the word Parliament.

Q.What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Answer : Dinosaurs laid eggs long before there were chickens
 

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Text of the Speech of Defence Minister at TECHNOPROM- 2017 in Russia
Following is the full text of the speech of the Minister of Defence, Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley at the plenary session of "Make in Russia: Double Purpose Industrialisation" of Technoprom-2017 at Novosibirsk, Russia on Wednesday, 21 June 2017, today: "It is a great pleasure for me to address the Plenary Session of the 5th International Forum for Technological Development TECHNOPROM. I thank Mr Rogozin and the organizers for the invitation.

Govt's promise of electricity displaces despair of darkness even in remotest corners of India
NEW DELHI, JUNE 12 : Achieving the Mission of 24x7 Affordable Clean 'Power for All' and ensuring the optimum utilization of natural resources for national development are critical to 'Ujwal Bharat' which will help in realizing Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi's vision of New India. Over the past three years, the Ministries of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines have made considerable progress towards achieving this goal.  

GACL PAT up 40 % at Rs 308.10 crore ; pays 50% dividend
GANDHINAGAR, MAY 26 : Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) achieved sales turnover of Rs.2,020.25 crore (previous year Rs.1,955.97 crore). Although the margins were under pressure throughout the year thecompany for the year ended March 31, 2017 could achieve profit before tax of Rs.381.78 crore (previous year Rs.262.70 crore) and profit after tax(PAT) of Rs.308.10 crore (previous year Rs.219.89 cre) , up 40 per cent by going in for cost reduction thus offering its quality products at very competitive rates.

ONGC net profit up 10.9% y-o-y at Rs 17,900 crore for FY'17
NEW DELHI, MAY 26 : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) registered a PAT of Rs 701 crore in FY'17, as against net loss of Rs 3,633 crore in FY'16. The board of directors of the company has proposed a final dividend of Re 1.40 per share on fully paid equity share par value of Rs 100 each, subject to approval by the shareholders. The dividend amounts to Rs 210 crore.

AAI extends its tribute to its founder Chairman,Air Vice Marshal H.M. Shahul AVSM, VSM
NEW DELHI, MAY 26 : Airports Authority of India (AAI)extends its tribute to its ex-chairman, Air ViceMarshal H.M. Shahul AVSM, VSM. He nurtured the organization and laid a strong foundation in the initial period of takeoff . He died at the age of 80 years on June 1, 2016 in London and a memorial lecture is being held on June 1., 2017 in New Delhi in his honour.

IndianOil net profit up 70 % at Rs 19,106 crore
NEW DELHI, MAY 25 : State-owned IndianOil posted a net profit of Rs. 19,106 crore for the financial year 2016-17 as compared to a profit of Rs.11,242 crore in the last fiscal, jump of 70 per cent. The income from operations for the financial year 2016-17 was Rs. 4,45,373 crore as compared to Rs. 4,06,828 crore in 2015-16, informed Mr B Ashok , Chairman , IndianOil at an annual media conference in New Delhi on Thursday .

BHEL wins the EEPC Export Excellence Award for the 26th consecutive year
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 14 : BHARAT Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won the EEPC INDIA National Award for Export Excellence for the year 2014-15 as 'Star Performer - Project Exports (Large Enterprise)'.

PNB launches PNB PoWer Saving Product exclusively for women
NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 : "Our job is to provide an environment that unlocks women's potential – one that protects their dignity and femininity, helps them create the necessary balance in their lives, and values their talents and potential. Given this environment, I am confident that women will perform nothing short of miracles."And so epitomizing empowerment Mrs Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank(PNB) launched a new Saving Account Product exclusively for women.

Experts' group to to be set up soon on consolidation of PSBs : FM
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 06 : The Union Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley said that the bankers' themselves have supported the proposal of consolidation of banks in order to have strong banks rather than having numerically large number of banks.

AAI participates in World ATM Congress
NEW DELHI, MARCH 09 :
"The way to the place you wish to go can always be found; just behave like a river, that is to say, firstly, move and secondly, move with no hesitation!" And that is World ATM Congress at IFEMA exhibition Hall, Madrid , a place of places of aviation professional camaraderie. Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon... We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our profession is about. The professional is a professional see-er.>>>

PowerGrid employees pledge to 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 : "If by the quarter of the twentieth century godliness wasn't next to something more interesting than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness." -? Tom Robbins In line with the above outlined premise employees of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PowerGrid), has pledged to contribute 55,000 man hours towards the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan".


"Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure." ? Thomas A. Edison, Diary and Sundry Observations of Thomas Alva Edison."-
Norman Vincent Peale

Text of the Speech of Defence Minister at TECHNOPROM- 2017 in Russia

Full text of President of India's Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture


It is indeed a privilege as well as a pleasure for me to be invited to deliver the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture. When I think of The Indian Express, I think of Shri Ramnath Goenka. Ramnath ji embodied the finest virtues of journalism: fierce independence, fearlessness and a determination to always stand up to the powerful and fight against the abuse or misuse of power.

In fact, there was nothing he enjoyed more than a fight to protect the right of The Indian Express to publish what he thought was proper and just. He was a fighter. In the face of attempts to control the press, exemplified his willingness to stake all for his principles and to set the highest standards for press freedom in India. The blank editorial published by The Indian Express during Emergency, under the leadership of Ramnath ji, was perhaps one of the strongest protests ever published against censorship in India. It spoke more loudly than any words could have. As Ramnath ji wrote in an editorial in August 1942 when he announced suspension of the paper rather than give in to censorship by the British authorities.

He said and I quote: "The hard fact of the situation is that if we went on publishing, The Indian Express maybe called a paper, but cannot be a newspaper." (unquote) It is also worth remembering today that Ramnath ji was a true patriot. When he founded The Indian Express in 1936 it was in response to a need articulated by Mahatma Gandhi for a national newspaper. He fought for the freedom of the country and for freedom of the press. He took on the Establishment – in colonial times and after Independence – to make democracy more secure and zealously guard the right to free speech as is enshrined in our Constitution. Better than most, he realized that democracy without a free press was like a blank piece of paper.

The ideals he personified need to be reiterated time and again, cast in stone and followed by all journalists who love democracy and freedom. I am happy to say that The Indian Express has maintained the standards under the leadership of Ramnathji's son, Shri Viveck Goenka. It has not wavered in its commitment to fairness and accuracy, to independence and a pursuit of the truth. These are not old-fashioned values.

In fact, the values espoused by Ramnath ji were relevant then, are relevant now and will remain relevant in times to come. In a way, everyone with a phone can be a publisher and a broadcaster, a schoolteacher, a mother, a student and a political activist. Technology has led to a phenomenal growth in the means of communication, bombarding the public with unprecedented volumes of data, information and, not least, opinion. This has had many positive outcomes: foremost, it has broken the shackles of silence imposed on the powerless.

The sense of liberation that the Internet and social media especially, allows, has ensured that everyone has a voice and that even small voices in the remotest areas can be heard. The average citizen has been truly empowered in her ability to speak out and to find out. All of this growth has resulted in a plurality and diversity in the access to information. There is a whole new information world out there to be tapped by our people across the length and breadth of the country. However, the downside is that the sheer scale and volume of data and information means that much of what is available today remains unfiltered and unmediated. In many cases, even unchecked.

Take the case of recent developments in the United States of America and France, where personal communications of political leaders during an election were leaked and made available freely to anyone roaming the Internet. Such information, in order to make sense needs to be carefully vetted – checked and rechecked -- contextualized and made sense of for it to have value or equally importantly, not be misused. When so many people speak in so many voices across mediums, many voices are drowned out in the cacophony that is created: and in that noise it is difficult to hear or make sense of what is being said. This is where good journalism plays a vital and irreplaceable role: it intervenes. It sifts through all the data, separates facts from what is now described as "fake news," ensures accuracy and provides context, analysis and opinion so that the public can be better informed and form informed opinions.

Aggregation and algorithms, the multiplicity of choices, have meant that while our access to the news is unfettered and vast, it has become increasingly, personalized. People now have the choice to read only what they want to and more importantly, only what they agree with. Inherent in this process of selective sourcing of news, is the danger of people turning a deaf ear to one another, and a refusal to listen to points of view that may differ from our own. This in turn diminishes the room for agreement and can increase intolerance. As I have said on many occasions earlier, discussion, dissension are crucial to public debate for decision-making in a vibrant, healthy democracy such as India's.

There should always be room for the Argumentative Indian but not for the Intolerant Indian. That would be contrary to the spirit of the Constitution of India, to the very idea of India itself. I believe that the bedrock of Indian civilization has been its pluralism and its social, cultural, linguistic and racial diversity. It mesmerises me when I shut my eyes and think that in our country 1.3 billion people who are using more than 200 languages, practicing 7 major religions, belonging to 3 major ethnic groups are residing under one system, one flag and one identity of being Indian. That is the celebration of our diversity. That's why we need to be sensitive to dominant narratives, of those who make the loudest noise, drowning out those who disagree. That's why social media and broadcast news have seen angry, aggressive posturing by state and non-state players literally hounding out contrarian opinions. People in power, across the spectrum of politics, business or civil society, by virtue of the position they enjoy, tend to dominate the discussions and influence its direction.

Due to technological advancement, they can now reach out directly to their audience, completely bypassing this crucial process of filtration and mediation. This often becomes a one-way only communication from the powerful to the less privileged, and an effort to push the narrative in one direction. Indian civilization has always celebrated plurality and promoted tolerance. These have been at the core of our very existence as a people, binding us together for centuries despite our many differences. We must continue to "throw open the windows for fresh breezes" as Mahatma Gandhi observed, without being blown away.

Thus the need to ask questions of those in power is fundamental for the preservation of our nation and of a truly democratic society. This is a role that the media has traditionally played and must carry on playing. All stakeholders in the democratic system, from parties to business leaders, citizens to institutions, have to realize that asking questions is good, asking questions is healthy and, in fact, is fundamental to the health of our democracy. As its role of the primary source of information has diminished due to the variety of mediums now available, the media's other responsibilities have increased: it must be the watchdog, the gatekeeper and the mediator between the leaders and the public. It must raise and create awareness about issues concerning public welfare, hold public or private institutions and their representatives accountable for all their actions or indeed, their inactions. In particular, the media has a duty to give space to the millions who still face the injustices of deprivation, gender discrimination, caste and social bias.

I believe the media must safeguard the public interest, and provide a voice to the marginalized in our society. Our people face enormous inequalities which need to be articulated and highlighted continuously – by the media -- in order to ensure they are addressed by those who govern. The media can help the one-way communication become a multi-faceted, multi-layered conversation between those who exercise any form of power and the average citizen. It can build a thoroughfare where ideas can travel up and down, to and fro, as it strives continually for accountability and transparency in public life.

I have said before that the media plays a crucial role in educating Indians and providing space for the expression of diverse views. This role of giving a voice to all has become more important than ever before in an atmosphere where there is too much noise out there jostling for our attention. At the same time, more than ever before, the media needs to play its role with greater responsibility and the utmost respect for facts.

I believe fact-checking is one of the most significant roles the media can play in the contemporary space where extreme opinions to the left and to the right, present what is now called `alternative facts'. When opinion is deeply divided on issues of public importance, be they related to governance, the law, social change or personal beliefs and conduct, objectivity is at a premium. Facts must never be sacrificed to elevated opinions as truth. In such a situation, journalists must strive – as I know many of you do – to obtain the facts and restore their sanctity. For it to be able to aim for the highest standards of professionalism, journalists and media organizations must turn the spotlight inwards, on themselves.

They must hold themselves to the standards they demand of others. There is the ever present danger of 'paid news'. Ownership of media, concentration of ownership and distribution platforms in a few hands, and the personal beliefs of individual journalists can and do create conflicts of interest. They also reduce the plurality and diversity of the media. Objectivity has to be restored to regain public trust. As Ramnathji showed us, the moral courage of the owner or the publisher is fundamental to the level of freedom in the newsroom. The sheer scale and diversity of growth in media has been breath-taking and had its own consequences.

India already has 400 million Internet users, 300 million smartpthone users; Facebook and Whatsapp have close to 200 million users in India while Twitter has become the most immediate source of information and opinion. The media too, has witnessed continuous growth, although not on the same scale. Print media continues to grow at a healthy 5 per cent – the regional language press has been at the vanguard of this growth. There are over 400 TV channels which carry news and over 150 dedicated news channels in all regions and languages. This abundance of media outlets has led to a highly competitive media environment which often results in the survival of the shrillest voices rising above the others to be heard. Dumbing down the news to attract an audience is another consequence of the phenomenal growth of the media.

Together, these compulsions have led to complex issues being reduced to binary opposites which, in turn, create a polarity of views and distort the facts. Media houses need to ask themselves how they can find sustainable economic models that will allow them to resist all kinds of pressures and let them perform their role with honesty and transparency. We are living in challenging times, globally and nationally. In India, as awareness has grown and spread through literacy and technology, the people's aspirations have increased. A young and vibrant population—over 65 per cent of Indians are below the age of 35 -- is eagerly looking towards a future which will offer it sufficient opportunities to fulfil its ambitions.

Even as the youth look to the future, there has been considerable questioning of the past in the public discourse over the last few years. Each generation has the right to look back and reassess the strengths and weaknesses of the past. Let the brave new India draw its own conclusions. However, such inquiry should not be blinkered by biases or resisted with a closed mind. Indian history and centuries' old civilization is replete with examples of a willingness of the people to, as I have said, `doubt, disagree and dispute intellectually'. This is the bedrock of our nation; our Constitution is a testament to the accommodation of our differences within the framework of an overarching idea of India.

What makes us Indians is our spirit of tolerance and accommodation towards each other and those who differ from us. That has been the survival mantra of our civilization over generations. Dear Friends, The Press and the media are considered to be the fourth pillar of the democracy. It wields extra ordinary powers of not only holding the other three pillars accountable, but also influencing and shaping public opinion like no other institution of democracy can. While this enormous power, to sustain itself requires the basic dictum of freedom of expression, at the same time it puts an equally enormous responsibility of accountability and credibility on the media itself. To my mind, while the press will be failing in its duty if it does not pose questions to the powers that be, it will have to simultaneously judge the frivolous from the factual and publicity from reportage. This is a tremendous challenge for the media and one that it must stand up to. It must resist the temptation to take the path of least resistance which is to allow a dominant viewpoint to prevail without questioning it or allowing others the opportunity to question it.

Media must learn the art of withstanding pulls and pressures without sacrificing its commitment to free and fair reportage and always remain on guard against conformity. Because any tendency towards conformity to be enforced, often requires disguising or dissembling the truth and the facts. This is completely alien to the ideals which inform professional journalism which lives and even dies by chasing the facts and the truth.

The question that faces all of us including the media is whether we will choose to define ourselves as a nation enriched by the diversity of views or allow partisan views to dominate our national narrative? We ought to remember that democracy will be the loser when and if we cease to hear voices other than our own. For centuries, India has witnessed a clash of civilizations and philosophies – and survived it all to grow into the world's largest functioning democracy.

As we go forward as a nation we face contradictory forces: on the one hand is a country with immense potential for growth and prosperity; on the other is a growing sense of unequal distribution of resources and opportunities. The media should reflect both in equal measure but it can only do so if it truthfully reflects the reality on the ground.

Such a reality is a contested space where different points of view jostle to be heard. Will the media give a hearing to the voices from Ground Zero? Will it continue to be a forum where people debate, disagree, dissent? If the media believes in the freedom of expression, a free and a fearless independent media as Ramnath Goenka did, it must choose to reflect a plurality of opinions for that is what breathes life into our democracy and has defined us as Indians. It must always remember that its fundamental task is to stand up and ask questions with honesty and fairness. That's the sacred compact it has with citizens in a democracy. Thank you. Jai Hind!


Major Highlights

Education

Case for studying Sanskrit makes itself ; no need to invoke higher spiritual incentives to justify this: V - P

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21: 
The Vice President of India, Mr M Hamid Ansari said that the case for studying Sanskrit makes itself, and there is no need at all to invoke higher spiritual incentives in order to justify this. He was addressing the gathering after giving away the World Sanskrit Award 2015 & 2016 by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), here on Monday.

Banking

Sunil Mehta joins as MD and CEO of PNB

NEW DELHI, MAY 06 : "Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, … must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient." ? Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X Mr Sunil Mehta has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank. Prior to this, Shri Mehta had been Executive Director of Corporation Bank since January 22, 2016. Mr. Mehta also served as General Manager of Allahabad Bank.

Health


Gall bladder cancer most common digestive cancer in women in India, say doctors

NEW DELHI, DECEMBR 02 : "She had six months at most left to live. She had cancer, she hissed. A filthy growth eating her insides away. There was an operation, she'd been told. They took half your stomach out and fitted you up with a plastic bag. Better a semicolon than a full stop, some might say."
― Helen Hodgman, Jack and Jill

And have you been feeling an acute aching sensation on the upper right side of your tummy lately? Do you feel a loss of appetite for no apparent reason or are you experiencing problems with digestion? Do you eat too much of junk food or street food? You may be at risk of developing gall bladder cancer (GBC), a notoriously lethal malignancy of your digestive system? .

Sports


"What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle."

PNB senior hockey team  win  33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 16 : 
“I think the big thing is you really have one chance to do this... to play hockey for a living, you have one chance at your career, and you have to take full advantage of it.-  Patrick Kane


Aerospace

Indrakanti Narasimha Murthy takes over as Member (Operations), AAI

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 29 : Mr Indrakanti Narasimha Murthy took over the charge of Member (Operations) and Board Member of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on November 23 , 2016.

Energy


 BHEL's Solar business gets on the fast track; solar PV portfolio touches 370mw mark

NEW DELHI, MAY 05 : "Green strongly influences the heart and helps alleviate tension. Positive qualities associated with green are generosity, humility, and cooperation. Foods of the green vibration are all green fruits and green vegetables." ? Tae Yun Kim, The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has ended the year 2016-17 with a significant Solar PV portfolio of 370 mw, comprising 360 mw ground-mounted power plants and 10 mw rooftop power plants, marking a significant contribution to the India's green initiatives

Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition - even to close family, friends or co-workers - because there's still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll. - Lynda Resnick

"It was on the 10th day of May--1884--that I confessed to age by mounting spectacles for the first time, and in the same hour I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time. The spectacles stayed on. - Mark Twain's Speeches

AP CM inaugurates monumental
National Flag at Tirupati airport

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 25 :
Mr N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, hoisted the 30.5 mtrs Monumental National Flag at Tirupati airport June 22 , 2017.

The District Collector and Magistrate, DIG, AP State Police, SP (Urban), the Municipal Commissioner (Tirupati), Mr S. Sreekumar, Regional Executive Director, Southern Region, AAI and Mr H. Pulla, Airport Director, Tirupati airport were available at the site.

Onesome+ twosome+ threesome= winsome

ONGC facilitates startups under
flagship programme of Government of India

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

 

"You can never be overdressed or overeducated." - Oscar Wilde

AAI CSR initiative : Dum Dum Airport
Girl's High School inaugurated

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

 

"To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still."
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

IFCI holds talk on holistic yoga and
meditation on International Yoga Day - 2017

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 22 :
"The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms."
― Thich Nhat Hanh

Mr Sanjeev Kaushik (IAS-KL 92), DMD, IFCI Limited along with Senior Officers and all staff members of IFCI Ltd participated in a talk on Holistic Yoga and Meditation with the support of experienced yoga instructors viz.Mr Avinash Ghasi and Mr Rajeev Dhal from "The Art of Living Organization"on the occasion of International Yoga Day - 2017, organized by IFCI Ltd, at IFCI Tower, New Delhi

"Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding."

MRPL celebrates International Yoga Day

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

MANGALURU, JUNE 22 :
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity."
― Voltaire

International day of Yoga was celebrated all over the world on June 21 , 2017. In this regard, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) conducted a week long program of which inauguration was held on June 20 , 2017 at MRPL Employees Club.

"The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating." ? Eric Micha'el Leventhal  

PNB celebrates international yoga day

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 22 :
MEDITATION :
"Keep your heart clear
And transparent,
And you will
Never be bound.
A single disturbed thought
Creates ten thousand distractions."
― Ryokan
International day of Yoga Was celebrated by Punjab National Bank as its Central Staff College, Delhi and all Other Training Centres and Administrative Offices throughout the country

"India – a land where the last thing one needs to bother with is looking good. In India – at least in the circles I moved in – it's natural to look beautiful by the smile in your heart and the way you move through the world." ? Erin Reese

PowerGrid employees join yoga camp

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 21 :
"The asana practice is extremely powerful and unique in design. In addition to improved flexibility, circulation, muscular strength and increased energy, and detoxification of the organs, each pose unblocks life force energy (prana) pathways in your body, reprograms your cellular DNA and connects us to our spiritual origin." ? Dashama Konah Gordon, Journey to Joyful: Transform Your Life with Employees of Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid ) Northern region headquarters _1 office at Katwariya , New Delhi, actively participated in yoga camp organised in the office premises on the Yoga Day on June 21 , 2017.

Alternative to Suez Canal for Business Growth

INSTC to substantially Increase India's
exim trade with Russia, Central Asia

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau  


MUMBAI, JUNE 20 :
The proposed 7,200 km long International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC), a multi-mode network of sea, rail, and road route for moving freight between India, Russia, Iran, Europe and Central Asia, will support the growth of the Indian exports by reducing the transport cost by $2,500 per 15 tonnes of cargo.

Bengaluru takes a giant leap towards clean energy
as City Gas Distribution project takes off

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau  


• Project being implemented by GAIL Gas Ltd. at an investment of Rs 6,283 crore
• Project to benefit 106.12 lakh residents
• 24x7 PNG supply to 1.32 lakh households in 5 years
• One CNG station commissioned, 59 more to come up in 5 years

BENGALURU, JUNE 20 :
Marking a new chapter in the development of India's IT capital, the Bengaluru City Gas Distribution (CGD) project to supply eco-friendly natural gas to households, industries and transport sector was inaugurated recently by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India Mr Ananth Kumar.

"The timing of events is a splendor of wonder."

PNB wins national award in SHG-Bank linkage for
the Year 2016-17 under large size bank category

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 :
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has been conferred Ist Ranking National Award in Self Help Group-Bank Linkage under Large Category Bank on 19th June 2017 at an award ceremony held in Delhi.
The award was conferred at an event organized by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of India at Vigyan Bhawan for recording high growth rate in SHG- Bank Linkage under DAY NRLM in the financial year 2016-17.
The award was received by Mr Sunil Mehta, MD and CEO accompanied by Dr B.M. Padha, General Manager from Mr Narender Singh Tomar, Minister of Rural Development, Govt. of India and Mr. Ram Kripal Yadav, Minister of state.

"The timing of events is a splendor of wonder."

Gionee India launches Virat Kohli's Signature
Edition Gionee A1 on Amazon at Rs 19,999

Thesynergyonline Communications Bureau

 

• Virat' Signature Edition Gionee A1 to be exclusively available on Amazon starting 12 PM on 27th June and can be pre-booked on the website starting today.
• Pre-booking customers to get Sennheiser Head phones as freebies.
NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 : Gionee, launched the Virat's Signature Edition Gionee A1 exclusively on Amazon. The limited release of smartphone is a prized memorabilia for all fans of the Indian captain.


In order to build advanced consumer connect and celebrate its first flagship of the year with the end consumer, the company decided to launch this exclusive edition that would be inscribed with Gionee's brand ambassador and Indian skipper Virat Kohli's signature at the back.

Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.

AAI launches welfare programmes
for the underprivileged
 

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) launched several welfare programmes for the women and children living in slum areas of Kolkata airport on Friday. The programme was launched by the AAI's Women Welfare Association 'Kalyanmayee', Eastern Region at Residential Complex, New Quarters, NSCBI Airport, Kolkata.
Under the flagship programme of Govt for promoting girl child "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao", Kalyanmayee is adopting three girl children from the area and will bear cost for their education and other related activities.

IndianOil's LPG import terminal at Puthuvypeen
to help reduce backlog for refills in Kerala

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

Will minimise road transport of bulk LPG, improve safety

NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 :
: Indian Oil Corporation's upcoming LPG import terminal at Puthuvypeen, Kochi, will significantly help reduce the backlog for LPG cylinder supply in Kerala, which is currently at about 15 days. It would also minimise the movement of bulk LPG tankers through the highways of the State.

IndianOil successfully rolls out daily
revision of petrol and diesel prices

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

MUMBAI, JUNE 16 :
IndianOil , India's largest fuel retailer, has successfully rolled out daily price revision of petrol and diesel across the country through its network of 26,000-plus petrol pumps from 06.00 AM Friday morning. Daily revision of petrol and diesel will set new standards of transparency, encourage automation drive of petrol pumps and better stock management practices. It is a win-to-all situation for consumers, industry as well as dealers.

IOCL Pump Locator

IndianOil ready for daily revision
of petrol and diesel prices at 6AM

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

MUMBAI, JUNE 15 :
With fuel prices set to be revised on a daily basis from 06.00 am daily effective June 16, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has successfully tested all the protocol systems related to dealers and customers to ensure successful roll out of dynamic pricing structure from Friday.

"I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever." ? Beatrix Potter

"Shah Rukh Khan's doodle-cum-drawing on Paris, c.1997- 98 in Osian's Forthcoming Auction published, authentic artwork."

Thesynergyonline Art Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 16 :
The Osian's Greatest Indian Show on Earth 2 (June 22, 2017) is a very much talked about auction with original artworks by Satyajit Ray, Mani Kaul, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepti Naval, among others, to a focus on film legend - Dilip Kumar; from a focus on the cinematic epic, Mughal-E-Azam, to the unique jubilee trophies of Bobby, Deewaar and others; from original publicity-material art for Andaz (1949), Anari (1959), Guide (1965), Deewaar (1973) and others to rare vintage twelve and six-sheeter posters of Kranti (1981), Kal Aaj aur Kal (1971) and others; from a focus on the Kapoors – first family of Indian Cinema to rare posters, showcards, lobby cards, photographic stills from the golden 1950's period to the era of Amitabh Bachchan to the current trinity of Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan.

IOC, BPC and HPC sign joint venture
agreement for West Coast Refinery Project

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 14 : India's emergence as a global refining hub received a big boost with the three downstream PSU oil majors, Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, joining hands to build one of the world's largest integrated Refinery-cum-Petrochemicals complexes in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.


The joint venture agreement for the West Coast Refinery Project was signed here on Wednesday in the presence of Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Petroleum & Natural Gas; and Mr KD Tripathi, Secretary, Petroleum; by Mr Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, IndianOil; Mr D Rajkumar, CMD, Bharat Petroleum; and Mr MK Surana, Chairman, Hindustan Petroleum.

IndianOil sets up 24x7 control rooms
to attend dealers' issues

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

A photograph of INdianOIl control room

MUMBAI , JUNE 14 : Come June 15, IndianOil will be setting up 87 control rooms pan India for addressing technical glitches / system issues that may be arising at dealer's end. The control room cell at 70 Divisional Offices will be manned by Technical, Operations and Retail Sales officers, while at its 16 State Offices, the control room cell will be manned by Information Systems (IS), Engineering and Retail Sales officer. The apex cell at Marketing Head Office , Mumbai will comprise of officers from IS , Pricing and Retail groups. These control rooms will operate round the clock till the system to establish an appropriate mechanism for Daily Price Revision stabilizes.

"Not one of us knows what we can do, until one fine day, we stand up and do it." ? H.P. Wood, Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet

Govt willing to provide protection to domestic pipe
manufacturers against unfair trade practices

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


GST to be marginally beneficial for steel industry; NPA resolution depends on pick up in steel demand & prices


NEW DELHI, JUNE 14 :
The Union Government has categorically stated that though it is willing to provide protection to the domestic pipe manufacturers against unfair trade practices, the industry must also act responsibly, a top Steel Ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi.

"While we are willing to give protection to domestic pipe manufacturers against unfair trade practices, it comes with a sense of responsibility.

"Walls don't fall without effort." - Neal Shusterman, Bruiser

IndianOil steps up efforts to ensure
convenience to dealers and customers

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

MUMBAI, JUNE 13 :
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., the nation's largest fuel retailer, has stepped up efforts to provide information on daily price revisions through various means, including LED screens at petrol pumps, toll-free number, social media posts, price revision alert on app as well as SMS facility. Also, for the convenience of customers, every petrol pump will now have its dealer's code prominently displayed allowing consumers to verify prices through SMS.

Govt's promise of electricity displaces despair
of darkness even in remotest corners of India

9.2 crore tonne increase in production of coal in the three years

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 12 :
"It is in doing things and not reading about them that results come about." ? Stephen Richards

Achieving the Mission of 24x7 Affordable Clean 'Power for All' and ensuring the optimum utilization of natural resources for national development are critical to 'Ujwal Bharat' which will help in realizing Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi's vision of New India. Over the past three years, the Ministries of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines have made considerable progress towards achieving this goal.

IndianOil initiative for smooth rollout of daily price
change of petrol and diesel from June 16

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

IndianOil puts in place a blueprint for smooth
rollout of daily price change from June 16

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

 NEW DELHI, JUNE 10: Daily price change of petrol and diesel across India by public sector oil companies viz IndianOil, BPC andHPC will commence from June 16, 2017 onwards following the success of a pilot implementation in five cities.  


This move will ensure that the benefit of even the smallest change in international oil prices can be passed down the line to the dealers and the end users.  

"Now even reformers needed political machines." - Rick Perlstein,
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Deal with NPAs in flexible, pragmatic
way , says ASSOCHAM

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


NEW DELHI ,JUNE 10 : "Never let practical concerns stand in the way of your desires."
― Marty Rubin


Reviewing the state of economy, ASSOCHAM's Managing Committee, the top most organ of the apex chamber, has most urgently and strongly impressed upon the government and the RBI to take a pragmatic approach while resolving the complex issue of non-performing assets (NPAs) of the banks so that the same can be nursed back to health and the biggest hurdle to growth is removed.

World Day against Child Labour 2017

"The small hopes and plans and pleasures of children should be tenderly respected by grown-up people, and never rudely thwarted or ridiculed." - Louisa May Alcott, Little Men

Time to intensify action to accelerate progress
towards ending all forms of child labour

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder

"All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property"- Gary L. Francione


Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, 2017, we are emphasizing the plight of children caught up in conflicts and disasters, and who are at particular risk of child labour.


In areas affected by conflict and disaster, homes and schools are often destroyed. Many families lose their means to earn a living. Family and social protection systems break down and increase the risk of child labour. Child refugees and migrants, particularly those on the move who are separated from their families, are especially vulnerable and can easily fall prey to trafficking and child labour.

"The body is not a product. It is an experience."- Daniele Bolelli, On the Warrior's Path:
Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology

AAI organises 'Yoga Week'
on International Yoga Day

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau


NEW DELHI, JUNE 08 :
On the occasion of International Yoga Day 'Yoga Week' was organized from June 1 to June 7, 2017 in the Corporate Headquarters of Airports Authority of India. This Yoga Week was organized in the Corporate Headquarters Library, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.
On this occasion special invitee Dr Poonam Singh gave detailed information on the significance of Yoga to the officers and employees of Airports Authority of India. The attendees were made aware of leading a healthy life through yoga.

"There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others." - Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

PNB Prerna holds CSR activity ;
distributes sweet water

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 08 :
"Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind. Nay, it is overrated…"
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden


The first meeting of PNB Prerna after taking over by its new President, Dr Jayanti Mehta, was held at Central Staff Colege (CSC), Delhi on June 05 , 2017 whcih was attended by vice presidents and members of PNB Prerna.
On the auspicious day of Nirjala Ekadashi a day long stall for distribution of sweet water to the public was organised by the members of PNB Prerna outside the Central Staff College, Punjab National Bank, Delhi.

Daily revision in retail selling prices of petrol
and diesel across India from June 16 , 2017

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau  


NEW DELHI, JUNE 08 :
Public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) namely, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IndianOil)., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL). and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) had implemented daily revision of retail selling prices (RSP) of petrol and diesel on pilot basis in Udaipur, Jamshedpur, Puducherry, Chandigarh and Vishakhapatnam with effect from May 1 , 2017. After its successful implementation, public sector OMCs have now decided to start daily revision in RSP of petrol and diesel in the entire country with effect from June 16 , 2017.

AAI PAT up 23% at Rs 3115 crore ;
pays Rs 934 crore dividend

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau  

NEW DELHI, JUNE 07 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) recorded an all- time high total income of Rs 12542 crore (previous year Rs.10824 crore) and operational income of Rs 8024 crore (previous year Rs 6876 crore) in FY 2017.

AAI achieved a record of Rs 4557 crore of PBT (previous year R .3697 crore), rise of 23.26 per cent and PAT of Rs 3115 crore (previous year Rs 2537 crore) in FY 2017, up by 22.78 per cent.

 

World Day Against Child Labour

ILO to mark world against child labour: In conflicts
and disasters, protect children from child labour

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

GENEVA :
This year, World Day Against Child Labour on June 12 focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. In times of conflict, in times of disaster, when livelihoods are disrupted, basic services are lost and people can be forced from their homes, entire families become more vulnerable. But it is children who often pay the heaviest price. Many of the 168 million children in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster.


106th International Labour Conference

ILO head calls for the much needed
greening of the world of work

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, has told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference to build governance that makes migration safe, orderly, and regular.


The Director-General's opening remarks at the 106th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva

GENEVA : The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has told delegates that nothing will more clearly distinguish the first hundred years of the ILO's history from the second "than the necessary greening of the world of work".

KekuBomiGazder appointed as CEO of
AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 05 :
KekuBomiGazder has been appointed as CEO of AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS), a subsidiary of Airports Authority of India (AAI). Mr. Gazder has a rich experience of over 27 years in aviation industry spread out in Middle East, South Asia and Indian sub continent region.
Based out of the Corporate headquarters of AAI in New Delh, his primary focus will be on air cargo handling services along with related activities such as ground handling services and security services.

BHEL to pay 79% Dividend for fiscal 2016-17

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

 NEW DELHI, JUNE 05 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has proposed an equity dividend of 79 per cent  (including 40 per cent interim dividend paid earlier) for fiscal 2016-17. Significantly, not only is this four times the dividend paid (20 per cent) in the previous year but also the highest dividend to be paid by the company in the last three years. With this, the company has maintained its impeccable track record of rewarding investors by paying dividends uninterruptedly for four decades without a break.

Lords Hotels appoints new marketing manager
Thesynergyonline Hospitality and Lifestyle Bureau

Lords Hotels appoints new marketing manager

Thesynergyonline Hospitality and Lifestyle Bureau

MUMBAI, JUNE 05 :
Lords Hotels & Resorts - India's premium mid-market hospitality chain has appointed Mr Anuj Srivastav as its new Assistant Marketing Manager. An experienced professional in Research & Business Development and Account Management, Mr Srivastav will help the group in identifying business opportunities and in ideating marketing strategies to effect top line growth. His active responsibilities include maintaining social media presence and online marketing and streamlining all forms of communications in line with the brand ethos.

"We live in a world bathed in 5,000 times more energy than we consume as a species in the year, in the form of solar energy." – Peter Diamandis, engineer, physician, entrepreneur, founder and chairman of X Prize Foundation

PNB gets US$500 mln ADB loan for
finance to solar rooftop projects

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau


NEW DELHI, JUNE 02 :
"The sunlight … that strikes Earth's land surface in two hours is equivalent to total human energy use in a year. While much of that sunlight becomes heat, solar energy is also responsible for the energy embodied in wind, hydro, wave, and biomass, each with the potential to be harnessed for human use. Only a small portion of that enormous daily, renewable flux of energy will ever be needed by humanity." – Christopher Flavin, former president of Worldwatch Institute. Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed loan agreement for $100 million and loan is guaranteed by the Government of India.

The loan agreement was signed by Mr H.K. Parikh, General Manager, on behalf of Punjab National Bank and Mr Kenichi Yokoyama, ADB Country Director.

"The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."

Role of AAI founder chairman in
airports development in India lauded

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau


NEW DELHI, JUNE 02 :
"If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you."
― Colleen Hoover, Point of Retreat

"Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist."- Guy de Maupassant 


The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."

So extolling great soul by recognizing the contributions of its Founder Chairman, Air Vice Marshal H.M. Shahul in a Memorial Lecture organized by the Airports Authority of India Retired Officers' Forum, Dr NasimZaidi, The Chief Election Commissioner of India, Chief Guest at the function applauded the concept and philosophy of the AAIROF and highlighted the role of the Founder Chairman in the Civil Aviation in general and development of airports in India in particular.

 

"Just because you have baggage doesn't mean you have to lug it around." ? Richie Norton

Stamping of hand baggage removed at six AAI airports

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau  

NEW DELHI, JUNE 01 :
After successful trial runs and positive feedback received from the stakeholders stamping of hand baggage tags has been removed at six airports viz.: Chennai, Trivandrum, Lucknow, Jaipur, Guwahati and Patna with effect from June 1, 2017.

The trial runs were carried out at these airports by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) after installation of HD CCTV cameras at pre-embarkation security check (PESC) points and boarding gates in coordination with CISF.

FHRAI delegation demands uniform GST
at 12% for hospitality industry

Thesynergyonline Hospitality and Lifestyle Bureau


NEW DELHI, JUNE 01 :
A senior delegation of The Federation of Hotels Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI), India's apex body for Hotels & Restaurants, presented a representation to Union Finance Ministry Officials on Wednesday.

Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan website launched

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, JUNE 01 :
Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd. (HURL) has been incorporated as a joint venture company of three Maharatna companies, namely IndianOil, Coal India Ltd. and NTPC, together with FCIL & HFCL, for revival of the fertiliser plants located at Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sindri (Jharkhand) & Barauni (Bihar).

Sanjiv Singh takes over as Chairman of IndianOil

Thesynergyonline CorporateLifestyle Bureau  

NEW DELHI, JUNE 01 :
Mr. Sanjiv Singh has taken over as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) with effect from June 01, 2017. Prior to his elevation he was Director (Refineries) on the IndianOil Board since July 2014. Concurrently, he will also be Chairman of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (CPCL) and Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd. (HURL), joint venture company, set up to revive the fertiliser plants at Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni.

A chemical engineer from IIT-Roorkee with a Diploma in Management, Mr Sanjiv Singh joined IndianOil in 1981. He has served IndianOil for over 35 years, spearheading refinery operations as well as mega greenfield and brownfield projects in refining and petrochemicals.

IndianOil revises selling prices of petrol, diesel

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau  


NEW DELHI, MAY 31:
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IndianOil) . has decided to effect the following price changes from midnight of May 31 / June 1, 2017

• Increase in Selling Price of Petrol by Rs. 1.23/litre (excluding State levies)
• Increase in Selling Price of Diesel by Rs. 0.89/litre (excluding State levies)

The current level of international product prices of Petrol & Diesel and INR-USD exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of Petrol and Diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision.
The movement of prices in the international oil market and INR-USD exchange rate shall continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes.

 

"Having a more experienced and successful counselor guiding someone in a chosen profession is wise decision and good career move."
? Jose A. Aviles, Peer Mentorship in High School: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing a Successful Peer Mentorship Program in Your School

PNB holds Town Hall meeting in Delhi

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 31: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
― Benjamin Franklin

Mr Sunil Mehta, MD & CEO Punjab National Bank (PNB) addressed Town Hall meeting of staff members at Siri Fort Auditorium New Delhi, which was attended by over 2500 staff members from Delhi Zone and Head Office.

Mr Mehta laid stress on the need of improving profitability of the bank by analysing cost – benefit of each action they undertake, ensuring quality credit growth as also strengthening credit monitoring and recovery.

SCOPE to hold International Conference
on Corporate Governance

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 31 :
STANDING Conference of Public Enterprises ( SCOPE) is organizing two-day International Conference on Corporate Governance under "SCOPE Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance". The origin of the Centre is outcome of the study commissioned by SCOPE in 1997 and the Charter released by the then Vice President of India in 2002.

PowerGrid PAT up 26% , crosses Rs 7, 500 crore

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 30 :
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PowerGrid), a 'Navratna' Company under Ministry of Power, GoI, has posted a net profit of Rs 7,520 crore over a turnover of Rs 26,581 crore for FY 2016-17, registering a growth of about 25 per cent in turnover and 26 per cent in net profit as compared to FY 2015-16, on a standalone basis.

The company surpassed Rs 25,000 crore turnover and Rs 7,500 crore Profit After Tax for the first time.

PNB cuts MCLR ; also reduces interest
rates on domestic retail term deposits

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 30 :
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has reduced its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 5 basis points (bps) in short term buckets up to 3 months from June 01, 2017.

The bank has also reduced interest rates on domestic retail term deposits of less than Rs 1 crore by 25 bps in select short- term maturity buckets from June 01, 2017.

BHEL net profit at RS 496 crore ;
pays 40 % interim dividend

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 29 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved double digit growth in its topline and bounced back into profit in fiscal 2016-17, ending the year with significant traction in growth drivers. In the year, BHEL recorded a turnover of Rs.28,840 crore, up 11 per ceny over the previous year - after reversing the trend of negative topline growth prevailing for the last three years.

The company also returned to profitability with a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of Rs.628 Crore, compared to a loss of Rs.1164 Crore (IND-AS restated) in the last fiscal. Net Profit (PAT) stood at Rs.496 Crore, against a net loss of Rs 710 crore (IND-AS restated) in the previous year.

Developed states not adding to skill
sets; face big gaps: Study

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 29 :
The most economically developed states are not adequately adding to skill sets , which may result in the severe shortages of skilled manpower in the coming years, with Maharashtra leading the table followed by Tamil Nadu, according to an ASSOCHAM-Thought Arbitrage Paper. Other states which lack in creating skilled manpower include Haryana, Gujarat, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, said the paper.
 


By 2022, the biggest deficit in supply of skilled labour force is expected to be faced by Maharashtra, with the number pegged at 48.9 lakh persons, according to the paper. Tamil Nadu comes close second with shortage of 46.3 lakh.

Speed, handiness and customised high end technology for
law enforcing agencies vital to ensure homeland security

Thesynergyonline Technology Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 29 : Mr. Alok Joshi, Chairman, National Technical ResearchOrganisation (NTRO), Government of India, today outlined the evolution of homeland security in India from the baton days to the present high-tech contemporary era. He was speaking at the session on 'High-End Technologies' on day two of Homeland Security conference organized by FICCI in association with Vivekananda International Foundation on the theme 'Modernisation of India's Internal Security Mechanism'.

"The most common one-liner in the Bible is, "Do not be afraid." Someone counted, and it occurs 365 times." - Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Three more ONGC employees summit Mt Everest

Thesynergyonline Sports Bureau

NEPAL, MAY 28 :
Three more ONGC employees – Santosh Kumar, Nirmal Kumar and Prabhat Gaurav have added on to the historic feat of scaling the MT Everest. With this, six ONGC employees have successfully accomplished Mission Everest - the crown of the earth.


Earlier, three ONGC employees Yogendar Garbiyal, N Jagoi and Rahul Jarngal had summited the Everest under the leadership of Padma Shri Loveraj Singh Dharamshaktu, Assistant Commandant, BSF representing Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF).

"Lest others should attempt the ascent of this terrible climb and perish, they swore themselves to secrecy (telling only enough people to ensure the perpetuation of their epic) and went off to try Everest instead."- Whipplesnaith

ONGC on top of the world: Three
ONGCians summit Mt Everest

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"STRAUSS:Have you ever thought about putting those experiences into a book? RICHIE:I did decide to write about what i experienced in climbing to the top. And finally when I got there, I discovered what was at the top.You know what was there? STRAUSS: No, I don't. RICHIE: Nothing. Not one thing. What was at the top was all the experiences that you had to get there." ? Neil Strauss

NEPAL, MAY 27 : "My Everest is not your Everest. Your Everest is not mine. We all have an Everest. Each of us. Sometimes the peak is literally Mount Everest but most times it lies deep within us, figuratively occupying a mountainous inner space. It calls us to rise up, to do what we formerly labeled as impossible, and to be who we deeply and desperately want to be. I know that I have found an Everest when my soul furiously pokes me repeatedly until I listen. Heeding this call to passionate adventure of any sort initiates a journey of intense immense proportion that changes every molecule of my being."
― T.A. Loeffler

Three ONGC employees - Yogendar Garbiyal, N Jagoi and Rahul Jarngal created history by summiting the Mount Everest (8848 m) on Saturday under the leadership of Padma Loveraj Singh Dharamshaktu, Assistant Commandant, BSF representing Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). With this feat ONGC has become one of the first corporates in the world to successfully scale the Everest.

"I think there needs to be a meeting to set an agenda for more meetings about meetings."
― Jonah Goldberg

Dharmendra Pradhan meets visiting Prime Minister
of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 26 :
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan met Prime Minister Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth of Mauritius who is on a two- day visit to India for bilateral meeting. It is the first overseas visit of Prime Minister Jagnauth to India following his taking over the office as PM of Mauritius in January 2017.

GACL PAT up 40 % at Rs 308.10 crore ;
pays 50% dividend

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

GANDHINAGAR, MAY 26 :
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) achieved sales turnover of Rs.2,020.25 crore (previous year Rs.1,955.97 crore). Although the margins were under pressure throughout the year thecompany for the year ended March 31, 2017 could achieve profit before tax of Rs.381.78 crore (previous year Rs.262.70 crore) and profit after tax(PAT) of Rs.308.10 crore (previous year Rs.219.89 cre) , up 40 per cent by going in for cost reduction thus offering its quality products at very competitive rates.

ONGC net profit up 10.9% y-o-y
at Rs 17,900 crore for FY'17

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 26 :
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) registered a PAT of Rs 701 crore in FY'17, as against net loss of Rs 3,633 crore in FY'16. The board of directors of the company has proposed a final dividend of Re 1.40 per share on fully paid equity share par value of Rs 100 each, subject to approval by the shareholders. The dividend amounts to Rs 210 crore.

"There is no smarter professor than life, and no wiser sage than experience." - Matshona Dhliwayo 

AAI extends its tribute to its founder Chairman,
Air Vice Marshal H.M. Shahul AVSM, VSM

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 26 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI)extends its tribute to its ex-chairman, Air ViceMarshal H.M. Shahul AVSM, VSM. He nurtured the organization and laid a strong foundation in the initial period of takeoff . He died at the age of 80 years on June 1, 2016 in London and a memorial lecture is being held on June 1., 2017 in New Delhi in his honour.

IndianOil net profit up 70 % at Rs 19,106 crore

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


NEW DELHI, MAY 25 :
State-owned IndianOil posted a net profit of Rs. 19,106 crore for the financial year 2016-17 as compared to a profit of Rs.11,242 crore in the last fiscal, jump of 70 per cent. The income from operations for the financial year 2016-17 was Rs. 4,45,373 crore as compared to Rs. 4,06,828 crore in 2015-16, informed Mr B Ashok , Chairman , IndianOil at an annual media conference in New Delhi on Thursday .


The company's income from operations was Rs.1,22,285 crore in Q4 FY 16-17 as compared to Rs 98,719 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2015-16. The profit for the last quarter of 2016-17 is Rs. 3,721 crore as compared to Rs. 2,006 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2015-16.

"Your home, including it's location, is an inanimate physical construct. Despite this fact, this brick and mortar affects the outcome of your life more than any other physical object you will ever encounter." ? Matt Parker

Lodha UK raises US$ 375 mln (GBP 290 mln) construction finance
from Cain Hoy for London development, Lincoln Square

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau


MUMBAI ,MAY 24 :
"Real estate is the best investment on earth, however, when the music stops playing, which happens occasionally, don't be the one left without a chair."
― Steven Ivy - Attorney Entrepreneur

Lodha UK, the London- based development arm of India's largest real estate developer, Lodha Developers, has raised US$ 375 million (GBP 290 million) as construction funding for its Lincoln Square development in London, located adjacent to the London School of Economics (LSE) and close to Covent Garden. The facility, which is one of the largest ever loans from a single provider for a UK residential project, has been provided by Cain Hoy, the private investment company.

Maybe the thing that we're losing is the very thing that has caused us to lose everything else in the first place."
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

IFCI registers Rs 318 crore
loss in Q4 on jump in NPAs

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau


NEW DELHI, MAY 23 :
"There is a means to every end. A root to any cause. Sometimes the root is more evil than any cause, though it's the cause that is usually most vilified."
― Michael Connelly, The Poet

Thus the financial year 2016-17 was fraught with high non-performing assets (NPAs) in the financial sector, with all banks especially the public sector banks reporting a substantial increase in the levels of gross and net NPAs. Most of the NPAs have emanated from the infrastructure and iron and steel sectors; while some large corporates in auto component, textile and construction sectors have also become NPAs or stressed assets.

BHEL commissions 1,980 mw Supercritical
Thermal Power Plant in UP

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 23 :
With the commissioning of the third unit of the 3x660mw Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project (PSTPP), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully executed the 1,980 MW coal-based supercritical thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh.

The first two units of the project, commissioned earlier by BHEL, are already under commercial operation. Located in Bara tehsil in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh, the project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.

GAIL PAT up 57 % in FY 2016-17
y-o-y, touches Rs 3,503 cr

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 22 :
GAIL (India) registered a 57 per cent rise in profit after tax (PAT) for the Financial Year 2016-17 with the PAT increasing to Rs 3,503 crore from Rs 2,226 crore in the last fiscal.

The least touchable object in the world is the eye. - Rudolf Arnheim

Gene study sheds light on causes
of childhood sight loss
 

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 19 :
Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies."- Edna St. Vincent Millay


A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists.
The mutation was identified in patients with a disease known as ocular coloboma (from the Greek koloboma, meaning defect , a hole in one of the structures of the eye, such as the iris, retina, choroid, or optic disc )., which causes part of the eye to be missing at birth.

The findings shed light on its causes and help to explain how genes contribute to development of the eye, researchers say.

ONGC Tripura Power net profit up 906 %
at Rs 130.45 crore in FY'17

 


Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 18 :
ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC – joint venture company of ONGC, IL&FS, IDFC and Govt of Tripura), has declared maiden dividend of 7.5 per cent of paid-up equity share capital of Rs.1120 crore amounting to Rs. 84 Crore for FY 16-17, within two years of commencement of full operation of Palatana Power Project. With this, OTPC becomes the first dividend paying standalone gas based power generation company in India

MRPL PAT up 218 % at Rs 3, 644 crore
in FY'17 ; pays 60 % dividend

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, MAY 17 :
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited,(MRPL) , subsidiary Company of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) posted highest ever profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 3,644 crore in the fiscal 2016-17 -(after considering Rs 678 crore as depreciation, Rs 517 crore as interest cost, net foreign exchange loss of Rs 59 crore), as against profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 1,147 crore in FY 2015-16, rise of 218 per cent.


The company registered profit before tax (PBT) of Rs 5,531 crore in the fiscal 2016-17
as Rs 1, 158 crore in the fiscal 2015-16 , rise of 378 per cent.The exceptional income of Rs 1,597 crore considered in arriving the PAT in FY16-17 was on account of exchange rate variation gain arising out of settlement of trade payables.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Making workplace policies supportive of all families

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


"In keeping with the principles of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, no LGBTI worker should be left behind. Today let us stand in solidarity for the rights of LGBTI workers and their families", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

The theme of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2017 is "Love Makes a Family". The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that "the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

ASSOCHAM writes to Mines Ministry on transfer
of captive mines within group cos

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 16 :
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has reiterated its plea with Ministry of Mines seeking exemption from blanket levy of charges on any transfer of captive mining lease obtained otherwise than through auction, without any exemption on such levies on transfers within group companies, where the effective management control of mining lease does not change.  

PNB net profit zooms to Rs 1325 crore ;
net NPA Rs 32, 702 crore for FY 2016-17

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 16 :
The net profit of Punjab National Bank (PNB) stood at Rs.1325 crore for the financial year 2016 - 17 as against the net loss of Rs3974 crore for FY'16. The bank's provision coverage ratio (PCR) has increased from 51.06 per cent in March'16 to 58.57 per cent in March' 17 , informed Mr Sunil Mehta, Managing Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank at an annual conference here on financial results for fiscal 2016-17 along with Mr K V Brahmaji Rao, Dr Ram S Sangapure and Mr Sanjiv Sharan, Executive Directors of the bank.

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business;
we are each other's magnitude and bond." - Gwendolyn B
rooks

PowerGrid signs MoU with Ministry of Power

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 15 :
"I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper." ? James Robertson, The Testament of Gideon Mack

Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Power, Government of India on May 11, 2017 detailing various targets to be achieved by PowerGrid in FY 2017-18.

"The darkest moments for me weren't necessarily winding up in the hospital or anything like that. It was those quiet moments alone when I just hated the person I had become. - Jodie Sweetin

ONGC multi-speciality hospital Chaolung
Sukaphaa dedicated to the people of Assam

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau


SIBSAGAR, Assam , MAY 13 :
Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C), accompanied by Mr Dinesh K Sarraf CMD, ONGC dedicated the ONGC multi-speciality hospital 'Chaolung Sukaphaa' to the people of Assam with an investment of Rs 313 crore by ONGC.
The Bhoomi Pujan ceremony took place on Saturday amidst a huge gathering of locals from different parts of Upper Assam and peoples' representatives at Rajabari, Sibsagar District, Assam on Satuday.
Mr Dharmendra Pradhan and Mr Sarbananda Sonowal presiding over the Bhoomipoojan ceremony of ONGC multi-speciality hospital

"Tears were frozen to the book theif's face."
? Markus Zusak

Om Books' Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives
launched by Maharaja Gaj Singh

Thesynergyonline News Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 12 :
"But Mehrunnisa did not know then, would never know, by giving her blessings to this marriage she had set into progress a chain of events that would eventually erase her name from history's pages. Or that Arjumand would become the only Mughal woman posterity would easily recognize. Docile, seemingly tractable and troublesome Arjumand would eclipse even Mehrunnisa, cast her in a shadow...because of the monument Khurram would build in Arjumand's memory - the Taj Mahal."
- Indu Sundaresan, The Feast of Roses

"Creating a relatable narrative means digging deep, asking hard questions and potentially airing some uncomfortable truths."- Tobin Trevarthen, Narrative Generation: Why Narrative Will Become Your Most Valuable Asset in the Next 5 Years   


Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur and publisher Ajay Mago of Om Books International celebrated the launch of Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives.

"The irony of the human heart is that it's tormented both by the presence and absence of it's own soul's counterpart."- Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2

AAI flags off the ambulance
service under CSR activity

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 12 :
"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?" ? Martin Luther King Jr.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) committed to deliver its Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR), has provided an Ambulance Service with Advanced Life Support Systems (ALS) for Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh... 

"Today's digital organizations simply just can't stand still. Bridging the 'gap of opportunity' between where you are and want to become is a welcomed challenge." - Pearl Zhu, Digital Gaps: Bridging Multiple Gaps to Run Cohesive Digital Business

Latched on to digitalization IndianOil to build digital
platform to boost customer experience

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

Q. What's in a business without camaraderie?

A.It's where subtlety of business-customers camaraderie is well perceived

NEW DELHI, MAY 11 :
"The industrial-based enterprise of the 20th century had run out of gas, and the digital enterprise of the 21st century has the new characteristics and DNA of innovation." - Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil) has launched an ambitious digital platform to dramatically enhance the quality of customers' experience. Titled 'EPIC' (E-Platform for IndianOil Customers), the transformational IT project was launched by Mr B Ashok, Chairman, IndianOil, in the presence of Mr AK Sharma, Director (Finance), Mr Anish Aggarwal, Director (Pipelines), IndianOil; Mr Francois Lancon, Senior VP (Asia Pacific), Oracle Corporation; Mr. Karan Bajwa, MD, IBM India; and other senior officials from IndianOil, Oracle and IBM India.

One of the biggest IT projects globally in terms of its scale and size, this project will facilitate a superior customer experience through better backend integration between IndianOil and its countrywide reseller network. Leveraging cutting-edge technology currently available worldwide in this area, this project will give IndianOil the first-mover advantage. It envisages creating a 360-degree view of IndianOil's customers,

integrating & customising marketing efforts across productlines, swifter response to customer service requests, including grievances, and presenting a unified customer experience across various access devices such as mobile phones, tablets and desktops. IndianOil to build digital platform to boost customer experience

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." - Isaac Newton

Oldest evidence of life on land found in
3.48 billion-year-old Australian rocks

Thesynergyonline News Bureau

 

Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in ancient hot spring deposits in the Pilbara have pushed back by 580 million years the earliest known evidence for microbial life on land.


"As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive."
― Don DeLillo

Remove 'novel hardware,' requirement in
prevailing CRI guidelines: ASSOCHAM plea

Thesynergyonline Digital Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 11 :
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing out appropriate amendments to the prevailing computer related invention (CRI) guidelines that have led to an instable and unpredictable environment in India's information, communication and technology (ICT) sector.
"The present CRI guidelines have put a blanket ban on patenting of computer related inventions unless a 'novel hardware,' is also invented thereby impacting the entire ICT sector and allied industries that contribute immensely to India's gross domestic product (GDP) and generate significant employment," highlighted ASSOCHAM in a communication addressed to Mr Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary in the PMO (Prime Minister's Office).
"The lack of intellectual property (IP) protection opportunities in the area of CRI will not only effect investment but will also have a direct impact on employment and job growth related opportunities in the ICT industry," said ASSOCHAM secretary general, Mr D.S. Rawat.

"Repeated sin destroys the understanding And he whose reason is impaired repeats His sins. The constant practising of virtue Strengthens the mental faculties, and he Whose judgment stronger grows acts always right. – Mahabharata .

ILO meeting to focus on jobs and skills mismatch

ILO News talked to Paul Comyn, Senior Vocational Skills and Development Specialist in the ILO’s SKILLS branch, about the key focuses of the first annual International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch from 11-12 May in Geneva

 

 

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Many countries report a persistent gap between the skills required by the labour market and those offered by the workforce. Skills mismatch can be driven by many factors including low quality education and training systems, poor use of skills in the workplace, demographic change, rapid technological development, new sources of job creation and different forms of work organization.  The outcome can negatively affect labour marker outcomes, worker productivity, enterprise competitiveness and economic growth.

"Women with clean houses do not have finished books." ? Joy Held

UClean and Alliance Laundry Systems USA
join hands for a strategic association

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


NEW DELHI, MAY 10 : UClean- India's digitally enabled laundry and home cleaning services chain, has announced a strategic association with Alliance Laundry Systems, U.S.A.- manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment in the world. All the laundry equipment across all UClean stores in India would be supplied by Alliance Laundry Systems. Given that UClean has plans to develop about 300 to 350 stores on a pan India basis over the next 3 years, this would see Alliance Laundry Systems supplying equipment worth about Rs 35 crore to UClean over the next 3 years.

Our past is the forge upon which we are hardened and tempered, to prepare us for the present. We are like a fine blade that must be hammered into shape before it can be ready to make its finest cuts." ? Larry Atchley Jr.

3 states together account for half of total investments
attracted by real estate & construction sector: Study


Maharashtra tops with almost one-fourth share in total investments

 

 

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau


NEW DELHI, MAY 09 : Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Gujarat together account for over half of the total investments attracted by real estate and construction sector in India as of December 2016, noted a recent study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM.


"There are about 3,489 projects worth Rs 14.5 lakh crore in the construction and real estate sector that are currently live across India," according to the study titled 'Construction and real estate investment: State-level analysis,' conducted by ASSOCHAM.


While Maharashtra alone accounts for lion's share of about 25 per cent in total investments attracted by real estate and construction industry in India as of December 2016 followed by UP (13 per cent), Gujarat (13 per cent), Karnataka (10 per cent) and Haryana (nine per cent).

Set up stressed assets funds for
NPA resolution, says ASSOCHAM


Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 08 :
While lauding the resolute steps being taken by the government and the Reserve Bank of India to tackle the stressed assets in the banking system, the ASSOCHAM has suggested also creation of Stressed Assets Funds (SAFs) with active participation of the cash rich public sector firms to turn non-performing assets (NPAs) into the performing assets. The chamber would be fully cooperating with the government and the Reserve Bank of India in finding immediate and sustainable resolution of the non-performing assets of the public sector banks, expecting a pragmatic and a practical approach by the lenders and the regulators in the face of the situations on the ground in different sectors of the economy, that remain under stress.

The ASSOCHAM suggested creation of some kind of a Stress Asset Fund (SAF) ....

Sunil Mehta joins as PNB as MD and CEO

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

An awesome picture NEW DELHI, MAY 06 :
"Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, … must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient."
― Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Mr
Sunil Mehta has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank. Prior to this, Shri Mehta had been Executive Director of Corporation Bank since January 22, 2016. Mr. Mehta also served as General Manager of Allahabad Bank.

Mr Mehta is a Post Graduate in Agriculture and also MBA in Finance, a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

"The world grows ever complex. More urban. Less peaceful."
― Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1

SCOPE for bringing NGOs under CAG, RTI ambit


Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 06 :
Speaking on the sidelines of a seminar coinciding with CSR Fair 2017 organized by Department of Public Enterprises, Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE emphasized the need of bringing those NGOs who are utilizing public money for CSR under the ambit of CAG and RTI and undertake social audit through an independent agency.

Dr. Choubey highlighted the contribution of public sector enterprises towards CSR. PSEs have undertaken CSR activity in letter and spirit.

Dr. Choubey informed that CPSEs incurred about Rs. 4,100 crore in 2015-16 as against Rs2450 crore in 2014-15.

"Nothing is predictable until it happens." - Marty Rubin

PNB participates in India
INFOSEC Summit 2017

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

From right to left). : Mr S K Nagpal (CVO, PNB) with Mr R. Gandhi ,former Dy Governor, RBI and Mr M Narendra, Chairman, ASSOCHAM, National Council for Banking & Finance.
NEW DELHI, MAY 05 :
RISK : "When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly."
― Patrick Overton, The leaning tree: [poems]

Punjab National Bank (PNB) participated in India INFOSEC Summit 2017- Banking & Finance Sector, which held recently at Mumbai. This year's theme was "Managing Strategic Risk in Banking & Finance Sector".

On the occasion Mr S. K. Nagpal, Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Punjab National Bank, addressed the participants on information security.

 

"Intellectual death is endemic in areas where people are not prepared to gain new information for development. Learning is the intervention!" [-]
"A primary reason that people believe that life is getting worse is because our information about the problems of the world has steadily improved. If there is a battle today somewhere on the planet, we experience it almost as if we were there. During World War II, tens of thousands of people might perish in a battle, and if the public could see it at all it was in a grainy newsreel in a movie theater weeks later. During World War I a small elite could read about the progress of the conflict in the newspaper (without pictures). During the nineteenth century there was almost no access to news in a timely fashion for anyone." - Ray Kurzweil, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
 

"The irony of the human heart is that it's tormented both by the presence and absence of it's own soul's counterpart." ? Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2  

AAI flags off the ambulance
service under CSR activity

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 12 :
"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) committed to deliver its Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR), has provided an Ambulance Service with Advanced Life Support Systems (ALS) for Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh with an objective of strengthening the health services in the remote North-East Regionunder Airports Authority of India's CSR Initiatives.

 

"The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time."  ? Rabindranath Tagore

Om Books' Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives
launched by Maharaja Gaj Singh

Thesynergyonline News Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 12 :
"But Mehrunnisa did not know then, would never know, by giving her blessings to this marriage she had set into progress a chain of events that would eventually erase her name from history's pages. Or that Arjumand would become the only Mughal woman posterity would easily recognize. Docile, seemingly tractable and troublesome Arjumand would eclipse even Mehrunnisa, cast her in a shadow...because of the monument Khurram would build in Arjumand's memory - the Taj Mahal."
- Indu Sundaresan, The Feast of Roses

"Creating a relatable narrative means digging deep, asking hard questions and potentially airing some uncomfortable truths." ? Tobin Trevarthen, Narrative Generation: Why Narrative Will Become Your Most Valuable Asset in the Next 5 Years  


Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur and publisher Ajay Mago of Om Books International celebrated the launch of Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives. Coo-authors Amita Baig and Rahul Mehrotra, shared their experience of putting together the book with veteran journalist Kaveree Bamzai.

"Green smiled at me, all that compassion in his eyes, and he cupped my face in his hands, as though it were delicate, and precious. "You must never leave me," he said solemnly. "You may take as many lovers as you want, but you must promise to always be here to make me feel like I can do all that needs to be done." ? Amy Lane, Wounded

BHEL's solar business gets on the fast track;
solar PV portfolio touches 370mw mark

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 05 : "Green strongly influences the heart and helps alleviate tension. Positive qualities associated with green are generosity, humility, and cooperation. Foods of the green vibration are all green fruits and green vegetables."
― Tae Yun Kim, The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has ended the year 2016-17 with a significant Solar PV portfolio of 370 mw, comprising 360 mw ground-mounted power plants and 10 mw rooftop power plants, marking a significant contribution to the India's green initiatives.

 

Sustainable change, after all, depends not upon compliance with external mandates or blind adherence to regulation, but rather upon the pursuit of the greater good."
― Douglas B. Reeves, Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results

States urged to notify RERA and have
fulltime regulators in place expeditiously

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau


NEW DELHI, MAY 04 :
Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, today urged the states to complete the process of notification and appointment of full-time regulators at the earliest for Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) to positively impact the sales and industry's profit.

Speaking at a FICCI seminar on 'Real Estate Regulation Rules, GST & Affordable Housing (CLSS Scheme)', Mr.Mishra said that so far 14 States and Union Territories have notified RERA, which came into force on May 1, 2017 and another 14 States and Union Territories were at an advanced stage of notifying the Act.

"Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool " - Seneca, Moral Essays: Volume I

Darwin Platform Group forays into
banking business in 9 countries

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 03 :
Mumbai- headquartered Darwin Platform Group of Companies has made a foray into international financial sector with the best global practices. Initially, the Group would start its banking business in nine countries.

Announcing the entry into banking business, Ajay Harinath Singh, Chairman, Darwin Group of Companies said, " We would be starting our banking business in 9 countries soon. Our associate companies Russian Direct Investment Fund and Rothschild & Company will spearhead the banking services. For the first phase the Group will start the banking services in the countries where it is already operating in other sectors."

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"All selling should spring from service" ? Rasheed Ogunlaru, Soul Trader: Putting the Heart Back into Your Business
 

Canon India enters wireless
laser presenters domain

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, India , MAY 03 :
Canon India, India's digital imaging company, stepped into a new domain with the launch of a range of wireless Laser Presenters. The firm launched four models of wireless laser presenters, including PR1000-R, PR500-R, PR100-R and PR10-G.

Ergonomically designed to be portable and lightweight, these newly launched series of products compliments a wide range of presentation needs. From small conference rooms, to large, expansive auditoriums, these laser presenters are designed to upscale the confidence and convenience of consumers, while presenting.

Every crisis needs a different kind of leadership

Thoughts on leadership during the launch of book "Manthan: Art & Science of developing leaders"

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MUMBAI ,MAY 02 :
"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity."
― John F. Kennedy

In the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world of today, leaders are faced with ever new set of challenges. If competitive pressures are high then businesses are also increasingly confronted with ethical dilemmas ranging from scarcity of resources to being mindful of local community needs.

 

 

Awards for excellence in cost management to
recognise qualitative management practices

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NEW DELHI, MAY 01 :
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India as part of its prime responsibility towards achieving cost competitiveness for sustainable economic growth is continuously making major efforts to promote, recognize and reward cost management culture and practice in the corporate sector.

GAIL awards pipeline laying work contracts
for another 131 km in Kerala


75 % of Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru pipeline now in construction phase

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 01:
Carrying forward the momentum for natural gas pipeline works in Kerala, GAIL (India) has awarded contracts for pipeline laying works of the Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru pipeline for another 131 km section from Areacode (Malappuram) to Kurumathoor (Kanoor) at a cost of about. Rs 200 crore. The balance 111 km stretch in Malappuram, Kannur and Kasargod districts will be awarded by July 2017.

"Giving evidence against one's employers was the first step
to unemployment." - Eoin Colfer, The Opal Deception
 

Employment generated under PMEGP
fell 9.5% YoY in FY16: Analysis

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, MAY 01 :
The number of employment opportunities generated under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) fell from over 3.5 lakh in 2014-15 to 3.2 lakh in 2015-16 thereby registering year-on-year decline of over 9.5 per cent, noted an analysis conducted by apex industry body ASSOCHAM.
"Besides, the number of projects set up under the PMEGP also reduced from over 48,100 in FY15 to about 44,300," noted an ASSOCHAM analysis of data compiled by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

 

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better."
― Mrs. Oliphant

Banka silk associated with designer Poonam Dubey to
showcase"Loom to Wardrobe" at India Runway Week

Thesynergyonline Fashion Bureau


NEW DELHI, MAY 01 :
Silk is a fine, delicate, soft, illuminating, beautiful substance. But you can never rip it! If a man takes this tender silk and attempts to tear it, and cannot tear it, is he in his right mind to say "This silk is fake! I thought it was soft, I thought it was delicate, but look, I cannot even tear it."

Banka Silk, an organization working for the upliftment of weavers of Banka associated with celebrated designer Poonam Dubey to showcase an inspired Mughal monuments embellishment collection of fabrics called 'Loom to Wardrobe' at India Runway week. This collectionis trulyspecial as Poonam Dubeyhas created ethereal pieces from the Indian textiles.

IndianOil increases petrol, diesel prices

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


NEW DELHI, APRIL 30 : Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IndianOil) . has decided to effect the following price changes from midnight of April 30 / May 1, 2017
• Increase in Selling Price of Petrol by Rs. 0.01/litre (excluding State levies)
• Increase in Selling Price of Diesel by Rs. 0.44/litre (excluding State levies)
The current level of international product prices of Petrol & Diesel and INR-USD exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of Petrol and Diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision.

ONGC makes 23 new discoveries in FY'17,
35% jump in number of discoveries y-o-y

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 30: ONGC made 23 new discoveries in FY'17, a 35 per cent jump in number of discoveries year-on-year, from 17 discoveries made last year.

Of the 23 new discoveries, 12 are new prospects (a prospect is considered to be a new area having hydrocarbon accumulation, covering a minimum viable size of subsurface area) while 11 are new pools (a pool is a hydrocarbon accumulation in a known area in a new horizon). 13 new discoveries were made in onland (Nominaton-12, NELP-1) and 10 in offshore wells. (Nomination-7, NELP- 3)

"Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!'
and sitting in the shade." - Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse

96 out of 100 students under GAIL Utkarsh
CSR initiative cleared IIT JEE

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


NEW DELHI, APRIL 30 : Ninetysix out of 100 students under GAIL Utkarsh CSR initiative cleared IIT JEE this year. Mr B C Tripathi, CMD, GAIL & Mr P K Gupta, Director (HR) congratulated the students on their achievement.
Under GAIL's Utkarsh Super 100, traning is offered free of cost to ensure that poor, meritorious students, selected through a diligent process of written test and interview. The scheme was launched in 2009. GAIL's Utkarsh Super 100 has a success rate of over 87 per cent and is delivering good results year after year and intends to continue nurturing talent from the weaker sections of the society.

PNB cuts Marginal Cost of Funds
Based Lending Rate from May 01

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NEW DELHI,APRIL 29 :
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has reduced Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rate (MCLR) from May 01 , 2017 . Accordingly, MCLR for one year will be 8.35 per cent.

UNSW Sydney shares best practices for
development of smarter cities in India

Thesynergyonline Infrastructure Bureau

University of New South Wales, Australia, joins hands with key institutions in Chennai for bringing together experts to discuss smart urban transformation projects and build a bilateral knowledge base through a time-bound programme.

NEW DELHI, APRIL 28 :
The Smart Cities and Informed Urbanisation Workshop held here was the closing in a series of three workshops held in Sydney, Chennai and Delhi. The workshop inaugurated by Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu presented an exciting opportunity for Smart Cities Research Cluster UNSW to collaborate with Indian Government decision-makers at the Central level as well as through state representation from North, East and Southern India.

 

Safety and health at work

Refusing to throw in the towel on
factory safety in Bangladesh

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.

DHAKA, Bangladesh : 
Like all export-oriented garment factories in Bangladesh, Towel Tex underwent an inspection after Rana Plaza to assess its structural, fire and electrical safety.

Producing some 1.4 million terry towels per month for export to countries like Canada and the Czech Republic, Towel Tex was inspected by a government initiative supported by the ILO in March 2015.

BHEL commissions 3 mw solar
photovoltaic power plant

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, APRIL 28 :
  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 3 MW Solar PV Power Plant in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Solar PV Power Plant was recently inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi.

"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air." - Wilbur Wright

PM flags off first UDAN flight under
RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector

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NEW DELHI, APRIL27 :
The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, on Thursday flagged off the maiden UDAN - Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik flight under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). Already touted to be a revolution in the aviation sector, the first flight took off from Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla to New Delhi.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also flagged off flights on Kadapa - Hyderabad and Nanded - Hyderabad sectors under the Scheme through video link. The flagoff ceremony was held in the presence of Mr Acharya Devvrat, Governor, Himachal Pradesh, Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and other noticeables.

ASSOCHAM advocates MAT exemption
for sick companies under debt restructuring

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, APRIL 25 : Apex Industry body ASSOCHAM has advocated continuation of the exemption from MAT (Minimum Alternative Tax) by the insertion of a suitable substitution of or addition to the Income Tax Act in respect of the restructuring under the insolvency & banking code 2016.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious." - Oscar Wilde

 

Kalyanmayee to hold art camp "Prerna" at AAIOI

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, APRIL 25 :
"In paintings, music, poetry, architecture, we feel the elusive energy that moves through us and the air and the ground all the time, that usually disperses and turns chaotic in our busy-ness and distractedness and moodiness. Artists channel it, corral it, make it visible to the rest of us. The best works of art are like semaphores of our experience, signaling what we didn't know was true but do now." ? Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

"You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject." - Henri Matisse

Airports Authority of India `s Women Welfare Association – Kalyanmayee is organizing an Art Camp "Prerna" at Airports Authority of India Officer's Institute (AAIOI) from April 28, .2017 to April 30, .2017 to promote amateur artists and give a platform to showcase their talent.

PNB wins 'Best MSME Bank Award'

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 24 :
"The best is the enemy of good." - Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary NEW DELHI, APRIL 24 : Punjab National Bank (PNB)was awarded 'Best MSME Bank Award' instituted by Chamber of Indian Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)) under Large Banks Category on April 20, 2017 in New Delhi.


Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, presented the award to Dr. Ram S. Sangapure, Executive Director of the Bank. Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister for Railways was the chief guest on the occasion and Mr Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, guest of honour.

 

Our impact, their voices

Women are building their own futures in Bolivia

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.
LA PAZ, Bolivia : Lidia Romero, 43, is an indigenous Bolivian woman who has been working in the construction sector for three years. At the beginning, she was employed through informal contractors. This experience marked her in a negative way.


"They made me work for free, without pay. At that time, I decided to consider my job as a practice. But if I had known my rights at work then, I would have been able to complain, but this was not the case. That's why I decided to work on my own account," she said.

Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

Weak outlook for jobs at heart of
uncertain global economic prospects

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Despite a mild pick-up compared to last year, global economic growth in 2017 and 2018 is insufficient to start reducing global unemployment, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

Layoffs in IT not ruled out; sector reeling under
visa curbs, rising rupee: ASSOCHAM

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!" - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed--sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it's going to be." - Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

"Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow." - Tony Schwartz

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." - Albert Einstein

"As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don't deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity." - Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

EW DELHI, APRIL 21 :
Delicious Ambiguity :  “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.” 
― Gilda Radner

With the US tightening the norms for H-1B visas under the President Donald Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' campaign, the Indian IT companies are bound to face disruptions by way of higher costs and even some laying off work force back home, as the rising rupee is aggravating the situation further for the technology export firms, an ASSOCHAM paper has cautioned.


Nearly 86 per cent of the H-1B visas issued for workers in the computer space go to Indians and this figure is now sure to be scaled down to about 60 % or even less.

Odisha's Department of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment
signs MoU with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


NEW DELHI, APRIL 21 :
The Department of Agriculture and Farmers" Empowerment (DOA&FE), Government of Oclisha,, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Friday signed a memorandum of u Understanding (MoU) to further the objectives of improving the lives of smallholder farmers and promoting inclusive agricultural transformation in Odisha. In the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnak. Tthe agreement was signed by Mr Hari Ballav Mishra, Director of Agriculture and Food Production, Government of Odisha and Dr Nick Austin. Director of Agricultural Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Lladró celebrates International Sculpture Day

Thesynergyonline Hospitality and Lifestyle Bureau

NEW DELHI, APRIL 21 :
"You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject."
― Henri Matisse

International Sculpture Day is a celebration of the art and craft of sculpturing, held worldwide on April 24 . The ISC'S mission is to raise awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of sculptures in communities across the globe and its unique and vital contribution to society.

Education conclave with the theme
'Education 2025: Students first

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 20 :
" Students never appreciate their teachers while they are learning. It is only later, when they know more of the world, that they understand how indebted they are to those who instructed them. Good teachers expect no praise or love from the young. They wait for it, and in time, it comes."
― Darren Shan, Vampire Mountain

Confederation of Education Excellence (CEE) in association with ECONS is organizing the 5thConclave on Excellence in Education with the theme "Education 2025: Students First" on April, 22 , 2017 at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Rohini Delhi.
Our impact, their voices

Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe
strive for a brighter future

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

HARARE : The future is indeed looking brighter for Mary Tarudana from the Nyanga district in the Eastern province of Manicaland.

 

Dr B R Shetty to invest Rs.1000 crore (US$ 150 mln)
to produce motion picture – "The Mabharata"

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"Brahma said: Well, I shall now tell you somehing more. With even a thousand (explanations), one that has a bad understanding succeeds not in acquiring knowledge. One, however, that is endured with intelligence succeeds in attaining happiness, through only a fourth share (of explanations). - Krishna to Arjuna

Arjun: "na yotsya iti govindam, na yotsya iti govindam…Hey Govind, the very thought of war itself gives me grief and I feel dejected, therefore, I will not fight."

Krishna: "ashochann vashochatsvam pragyaaddanshch bhaashase, gataasoon gtaasoonshch naanushochanti panditaah… Hey Arjun, you grieve for those who should not be grieved for and yet seemingly speak like a wise man; but the wise men do not grieve for the living or the dead."

Arjun: "nimittaani ch pashyaami vipritaani Keshav…Hey Keshav! Wherever I look, I see nothing but evil and unpleasant omens in the upcoming battle."

Krishna: "yah sarvatraanbhistrehast-tattpraapya shubhashubham…a karma-yogi does not care for omens. He is unattached to everything because he neither rejoices when meeting pleasant circumstances nor does he ever feel dejected if he encounters any unpleasant events." And furthermore: "shubhaashubh parityaagi bhaktimaanyah sa me priyah…my devotee always renounces good and evil premonitions and circumstances, and he, while fixing his mind on me, by my grace, overcomes all difficulties."

Arjun: "In this battle, I do not foresee any good resulting from the slaughter of my friends and relatives."

Krishna: "sarva-dharmamapi chaavekshya na vikampitum-arhasi…there is nothing more welcome to a warrior than a righteous war, Arjun. One's own duty though devoid of merit is preferable to the duty of another well performed, because even death in the performance of one's duty brings happiness."

Arjun: "na kaankshe vijayam krishna na ch raajayam sukhaani ch…But I do not covet victory, kingdom or even luxuries. And of what use will this kingdom, luxuries or even life be to us, hey Keshav, if we kill all the friends of our childhood days."

Krishna: "A Karma-yogi should fight while treating victory and defeat alike, gain and loss alike, pain and pleasure alike and fighting thus, he does not incur sin."

Arjun: "ye shaamarthe kaankshitam no raajayam bhogaah sukhaani ch…those for whose sake we seek kingdom and pleasure- teachers, uncles, sons, nephews, grand uncles and other relatives, they all stand here today on the battlefield staking their lives, property and wealth."

Krishna: "niraashi nirmamo bhootva yudhyasva vigatjvarah…Dedicating all actions to Me and with your mind fixed on Me, freed from the feelings of hope and sadness and cured of mental fever, Hey Arjun, you must fight. Because he who has given up all desires and has become free from the feelings of "I" and "Mine" eventually attains peace."

Arjun: "nihatya dhaartraashtraanah kaa preetih syaaj janaardan…Hey Govind, I have yet to understand, what delight can we derive by slaying the relatives of Dhritraashtra."

Krishna: "raagdvesh_viyukttaistu vishayaanindriyaishchran…Delight is not derived either by fighting or by not fighting. On the contrary, it is derived by being free from likes and dislikes and that too, only after controlling one's senses."

Arjun: "Will I not incur sin by slaying my friends, relatives and my teachers?"

Krishna: "Hey Arjun, if you refuse to fight this righteous war and shy away from your innate duty, you will lose your reputation as a warrior and thus you will definitely incur sin."

Arjun: "How can we be happy by slaying our own friends, relatives or even the noble elders. Because even after killing them, we will only enjoy the blood stained pleasures in the form of wealth and sense-enjoyments."

Krishna: "Happy are the warriors who obtain such an unsolicited opportunity for war which opens the door to heaven. Stand up and perform your duty and, therefore, fight with peace in thy soul."

Arjun: "In this war, don't you think that we should restrain ourselves and withdraw from the sin of the destruction of the family?"

Krishna: "kalaibyam maasm gamah paarth naittalavaya_padyate…don't yield to this unmanliness and shake off this faint heartedness also, Arjun. Stand up and perform your duty and, therefore, fight."

NEW DELHI, APRIL 18 : "Let none with scorn a suppliant meet, Or from the door untended spurn A dog; an outcast kindly treat; And so thou shalt be blest in turn." -– Mahabharata

So setting a rare record in the Indian film industry, Dr B.R. Shetty, UAE- based billionaire businessman and philanthropist, is investing Rs. 1000 crore (US$ 150 million) to produce India's biggest ever motion picture, 'Mahabharata'. This magnum opus is being directed by noted ad man and advertising film maker V.A Shrikumar Menon.

The Mahabharata will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floor by September 2018 and will be released in early 2020. The second part of the film will be released within 90 days of the first part. The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil & Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages.

"The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death."
― E.M. Forster

Indian nutraceuticals industry to
touch US$ 8.5 billion by 2022: study

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


NEW DELHI, APRIL 18 :
"The knowledge of the health, history and connections to
our ecology from what we eat is likely the nutrition that we lack the most."
Jay Holecek

Indian nutraceuticals market is expected to cross from a value of US$ 2.8 billion in 2015 to a value of US$ 8.5 billion by 2022, according to the joint study brought out by ASSOCHAM and RNCOS.

"Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you--it's a wall that an active you runs up a

BHEL commissssions two 270mw
thermal units in Maharashtra

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, APRIL 18 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned two units of 270 mw at RattanIndia Nasik Power Limited's 5x270mw thermal power project, located at Sinnar in Nasik District of Maharashtra.


Significantly, with the commissioning of these units BHEL has commissioned eight sets for RattanIndia in Maharashtra - 3 sets at Nasik and 5 sets at Amravati. In addition, two more 270 mw units are presently in advanced stages of completion at Nasik.

Rajeev Kushwah takes over as MRPL CVO

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


Nicely working Sample
"You have to be vigilant about keeping your own fire alive."
"Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality..."
"Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I 'see' is but a single thread and solitary shard of what 'is', for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance." - Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus
Vigilance
"Go ahead and eat your bread, a time will come when it shall get to you breath. Go ahead and leave your pen, exams will come when you shall remember the pen!" - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
It is what you don't expect... that most needs looking for
"A person should try to understand dreams. A person should take warning from them."
He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard
"A hot lust for glory, gems, gold or mates, Leads reckless young drakes to the blackest of fates." - E.E. Knight, Dragon Champion
 

MANGALURU, APRIL 17 :
"In the business people with expertise, experience and evidence will make more profitable decisions than people with instinct, intuition and imagination."

Rajeev Kushwah, ITS, having 18 years of rich experience in telecom sector, has taken charge as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) recently

"Professionals never guess—they make it their business to know their business."
― Michelle Moore, Selling Simplified

He is an ITS officer of 1997 batch. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate with post graduation in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai.

PNB launches new products for
customers on its Foundation Day

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau


NEW DELHI, APRIL 16 : ' When success is uniform, the celebration becomes universal."


Punjab National Bank (PNB) celebrated its 123rd Foundation Day on April 12 , 2017 and on the occasion Mrs. Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director and Chief Executive Offier (MD and CEO) of the bank launched three new products for customers viz. Automated electronic Toll Collection to facilitate hassle free toll payment/collection, Credit Card Mobile App and Scheme for financing Grid connected Roof Solar Power Project.

IndianOil revises upward diesel andpetrol prices

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, APRIL 15 : Indian Oil Corporation Ltd IndianOil) . has decided to effect the following price changes from midnight of April 15 / 16, 2017 :


• Increase in Selling Price of Petrol by Rs. 1.39/litre (excluding State levies)
• Increase in Selling Price of Diesel by Rs. 1.04/litre (excluding State levies)

"Strange, strange are the dynamics of oil and the ways of oilmen." - Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
"The ribboned gallons that rule us like beliefs rooted in single experiences." - Cameron Conaway, Bonemeal
"There is earth below your earth, a deep room where gas and oil, rock and stone, circulate like slow blood through a body." - Mathew Henderson, The Lease
"If it's not one god it's another. Allah or oil. Jesus or Jewels. Lenin or lust." - Victor Robert Lee, Performance Anomalies
"There is earth below your earth, a deep room where gas and oil, rock and stone, circulate like slow blood through a body." - Mathew Henderson, The Lease

MRPL celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


MANGALURU , APRIL 15 :
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) celebrated 126th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on April 14 , 2017. On the occasion Mr H Kumar, Managing Director of MRPL unveiled a bust of Babasaheb Ambedkar in the Administration building at MRPL.

Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came

Sharp rise in ACs, power back up
devices this summer: ASSOCHAM

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

An awesome picture

Summer solstice

"Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare, and left the flushed print in a poppy there." - Francis Thompson

NEW DELHI, APRIL 15 :
"Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That's why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe." - - Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Onset of early summer with sudden rise of temperature in most parts of India has given a big boost to Air conditioner (ACs), inverters, generators and air coolers with demand estimated to be going up between 35-45 per cent this season as compared to last year, an ASSOCHAM survey has indicated.

 

"I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper."
― James Robertson, The Testament of Gideon Mack AAI signs MoU with the French Civil Aviation
Authority to boost technical ties

AAI signs MoU with the French Civil Aviation Authority
to boost technical cooperation programme

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau


NEW DELHI, A PRIL 13 :
"As you move through the seasons of change and make a deliberate decision to Review and Redo along the way, you can begin to see everything from a fresh perspective. This will generate new opportunities for making things better or creating something completely brand new."
― Susan C. Young

Mr P Ashok GajapathiRaju, Minister of Civil Aviation of India, on Thursday received Mr. Alain Vidalies, French Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries, who is currently on an official visit to India (April 11 to 13 , 2017) to strengthen Indo-French cooperation on transport.

Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

PEMBA, Tanzania : Twenty-four-year-old tailor, Nuru Nassor, struggled to make ends meet. She was one of many underemployed young Tanzanians who wanted to work more hours.

Jaitley to release the FLO Gender Parity Index A Toolkit
to Evaluate Gender Diversity , Women Empowerment

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


NEW DELHI, APRIL 12 :"In yourself right now is all the place you've got."
- Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Mr Arun Jaitley, will release the FLO Gender Parity Index – A Toolkit to Evaluate Gender Diversity & Women Empowerment in the Formal Sector of India, at the 33rd Annual Session of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) to be organised on April 14, 2017 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi.
"The theme this year of FLO annual meet is GENDER PARITY and FLO has commissioned a special study, the first of its kind, which has created a Gender Parity Index to be applied to both Government and Private Sector organisations. Weaving around this theme, we have created a program about women who have overcome the 'Gender Challenge' and reached the very top and been really successful in their chosen careers or business. These women can be great role models for other women across India, who aspire to work in perceived, male dominated sectors." Said MS Vinita Bimbhet ,President, FLO.

BHEL's second 800mw supercritical
unit starts commercial operation

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

"It takes time. There are milestones, but so many people are traveling along that road at their own pace, and some come along later, and others are trying to stop everyone who's moving forward, and a few are marching backward or are confused about what direction they should go in. Even in our own lives we regress, fail, continue, try again, get lost, and sometimes make a great leap, find what we didn't know we were looking for, and yet continue to contain contradictions for generations. (Pandora's Box and the Volunteer Police Force)" - Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me

NEW DELHI, APRIL 12: "The apex of mathematical achievement occurs when two or more fields which were thought to be entirely unrelated turn out to be closely intertwined. Mathematicians have never decided whether they should feel excited or upset by such events."
- Gian-Carlo Rota, Indiscrete Thoughts

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commenced the commercial operation of its second 800 MW supercritical unit at 2x800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station (TPS) of Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL) in Raichur district of Karnataka.

Notably, the milestone for the second unit was achieved within a month of commencement of commercial operation of the first unit. BHEL and Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL) are the main equity partners of RPCL, the owner and operator of this power plant.


President addresses 8th Public Sector Day
and presents SCOPE Awards

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 11 :
Mr Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, presented SCOPE Awards and addressed the top echelons of India's economic policy makers, chief executives, directors and senior executives of public sector enterprises on the occasion of 8th Public Sector Day celebrations jointly organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Tuesday.


Mr Anant Geete, Union Minister of HI&PE, Mr Babul Supriyo, Minister of State (HI&PE), Mrs. Seema Bahuguna, Secretary, DPE, Mr Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr U.D. Choubey Director General, SCOPE, also addressed participants, while Mr R.K. Bahuguna, Vice Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, RAILTEL, was present on the dais.

 

"Don't let mosquitoes get your blood first"

PNB holds blood donation camps

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EW DELHI, APRIL 11 :
Donate your blood from your heart to save life. Life will donate you hearts full of love, blood and contentment in return."
Punjab National Bank(PNB) organised blood donation camps in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society. The camp was inaugurated by Mrs .Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD and CEO of the bank at its Corporate Office in Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi on April 05, 2017 in the presence of other senior officials of the bank.

IndianOil Chairman bags SCOPE
Special Commendation Award

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 11 :
"COMMENDATION, n. The tribute that we pay to achievements that resembles, but do not equal, our own." - Ambrose Bierce

Mr B Ashok, Chairman, IndianOil, has been conferred the SCOPE Special Commendation Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Public Sector Management - Individual Leadership Category 1 (Maharatna & Navratna PSEs) 2014-15. The award was presented by President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, at the Public Sector Day event hosted by SCOPE at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.  

 

"Man wanted a home, a place for warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections."
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden

PNB Housing Finance signs MoU with CREDAI to
train 8000 construction workers pan India

Aims to train more than 500 construction workers in Gujarat and nearby villages

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GANDHINAGAR , APRIL 10 :
"What is home? My favorite definition is "a safe place," a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It's a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable."
― Gladys M. Hunt, Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life

Taking forward its commitment to the cause of improving the lives of construction workers PNB Housing Finance on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) ) to train 8000 construction workers pan India.

 

"I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about
clothes - it's about all kinds of change"
― Karl Lagerfeld

Personalised nightwear studio Sentina
Dreamwear launched in Goregaon , Mumbai

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"Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us." ? Virginia Woolf, Orlando

"Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step." - Karl Lagerfeld

MUMBAI, APRIL 10 :
And my dream for you..........., is that you'll catch a glimpse of what I love so much about fashion: It's boldness and creativity, the confidence that it takes to stand before a camera and let your image be captured, even though you aren't perfect, the peace to be truly okay with how others see you."
― Lauren Scruggs, Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope

India's very first personalised nightwear studio Sentina Dreamwear opened its doors in Goregaon on Sunday offering Mumbaities an opportunity to wear customised designs in night clothes.

Sentina has aced the personalised nightwear concept with its ‘Made to Wear Dreamwear’ idea. Satra came up with the idea when he realised that Indian markets almost never offerthe perfect fits in the right size for women when it comes to nightwear. Most of what is on offer in stores or online are generalised designs that are not made for specific body types.>>>

ONGC CMD Dinesh K Sarraf nominated to
governing body of CSIR in Goregaon , Mumbai

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 10 :
The Prime Minister of India, in his capacity as ex-officio President of CSIR, has nominated ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K Sarraf as member of the prestigious governing body of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Mr Sarraf has been nominated to the governing body of CSIR for a period of three years. The governing body is the apex body of CSIR for all decision making processes.

Taiwan Excellence ties up with the
Mumbai Indians as official partners

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MUMBAI, APRIL 10 :
This IPL is all set to be a special one! Other than the fact that this is the tenth season of India’s most loved cricketing event, it has also marked the coming together of two of the best teams in their respective fields.

Taiwan Excellence made their debut as sponsors for the IPL by tying up with the Mumbai Indians franchise as their official partner. The confluence means the coming together of the best, considering that both brands are names to reckon with.

ILO says social dialogue key to
shaping the future of work we want

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ILO Director-General calls on global leaders to shape a future of work inspired by considerations of humanity, of social justice and peace.

Global Dialogue on the Future of Work: We Want panel
discussion, ILO Geneva
GENEVA : The International Labour Organization (ILO) has concluded a landmark event on the future of work with a strong call on the global community to make social dialogue between governments and the social partners a key instrument for building a world of work that leaves no one behind.
Summing up the two day meeting, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said that “the future of work must be inspired by considerations of humanity, of social justice and peace. If it is not, we are going to a dark place, we are going to a dangerous place.”


“We now need to transform our thinking into results, into concrete outcomes,” he added. “We need to address the concerns of that young person, wondering if there is a future of work for them.”

Government of India and Russia Federation
sign joint declaration on innovation

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According to the declaration :

The two countries will strive to deepen cooperation to promote innovation and technology entrepreneurship through promotion of the development of longterm cooperation, co - innovation and direct contacts between Russian and Indian Innovation clusters and also business associations, techno-parks, business-incubators, high-tech companies, start-up enterprises, educational and research institutions.

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BENGALURU, APRIL 07 : The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation signed a joint declaration today to stimulate cooperation in the field of promoting innovation ecosystem between the two countries.

The declaration was signed on the sidelines of the Global R&D Summit 2017 organized by The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Bengaluru.

Stating that India and Russia are natural partners on innovation, Mr. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology said "with increased people to people contact we will take the relations to new heights through this Joint Declaration."

Signing the declaration, Mr. Fomichev Oleg Vladislavovich, State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation spoke of the long running India-Russia partnerships and particularly stressed on the need to extend the collaborations in developing innovation capabilities for various sectors.

As per the declaration, the two countries will strive to deepen cooperation to promote innovation and technology entrepreneurship through promotion of the development of longterm cooperation, co - innovation and direct contacts between Russian and Indian Innovation clusters and also business associations, techno-parks, business-incubators, high-tech companies, start-up enterprises, educational and research institutions.

The National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India will be responsible for the implementation of the joint declaration from the Indian side.

The two sides also agreed to implement joint projects in the field of innovation and exchange of information, as well as best practices in the innovation space.

"I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?"
― Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

'Depression is an illness that can happen to anyone'

Dr.M.Karthikeyan, MBBS, MD (Psychiatry),
Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai

"If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn't a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they're going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do."
― Stephen Fry

Blame it on the stressors of modern life --- pressure at work, marital conflicts, interpersonal conflicts, social pressures, economic burden, competition for resources and rising aspirations --- the incidence of depression has risen like a scourge, and at least every one in three persons suffers an episode of depression at least once in their lifetime.

 

“Food is what I love, and how I communicate love, and how I calm myself.”
― Tamar Adler, An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

'Leonardo Olive Oil fries the largest Bhatura
and enters Limca Book of Records'

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Promotes guilt-free indulgence in Indian cooking by frying largest bhatura in 42% less oil than other popular refined oil.

NEW DELHI, APRIL 06 : What better than a Bhatura to prove that one can use Leonardo Olive Oil to make Indian dishes and that too healthy!, Leonardo Olive Oil, the edible olive oil brand in India created a Limca Book of Record by cooking India's Largest Bhatura measuring 4 feet 2 inches in diameter. Taking the brand's tagline of 'Khata Rahe Mera Dil' forward, this event reiterates Leonardo Olive Oil as the most versatile oil for Indian cooking and an oil that ensures improved metabolic health.

ONGC Everest Expedition 2017 flagged off

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KATHMANDU, APRIL 06 :
In a historic moment, the 11-member ONGC Everest Expedition Team has embarked on to scale the Mount Everest from Namche Bazaar, Nepal on Thursday. This is first time that a corporate has taken a Mission to send a team to mount the highest peak of the Earth.

Director T&FS and Director HR flagging off the ONGC Everest Expedition team at Namche Bazaar

Gajendra Singh takes charge as
Director (Marketing), GAIL

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 06 :
Mr Gajendra Singh has taken charge as Director (Marketing) of GAIL (India). He started his career in processing and interpreting of seismic data in upstream Industry, and possesses 32 years of illustrious career in hydrocarbon sector.


Mr Singh has been involved in the execution of several prestigious projects of GAIL starting from the HVJ and has held various leadership and strategic positions. Some of these key roles where he has served as the Head of Department include General Manager (Gas Sourcing and Gas Marketing), Executive Director (Operations & Maintenance).


Prior to his appointment as Director (Marketing) Mr Gajendra Singh served as Executive Director (Marketing). He has been responsible to fulfil GAIL’s vision to source  and market natural gas from international and domestic sources; to facilitate capacity utilization of pipeline infrastructure, investment in new pipelines  etc. 

"It is very important how efficiently and wisely we manage and plan to use the given responsibility. "

So he has  been managing  company`s  topline and bottomine through  various zonal offices located in India. He joined GAIL in the year 1986 having worked in ONGC in 1985.

Smart India Hackathon 2017
held at CATC, Allahabad

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 05 :
The 'Smart India Hackathon 2017' grand finale concluded on 02nd April, 2017at the Civil Aviation Training College (CATC),Bamruali, and Allahabad. At the CATC, one among 26 locations for 'Smart Hackathon 2017', 58 teams from across India participated for the 36 hour event, with students formulating solutions for improving governance and to come up with innovative solutions for India's daunting problems.

Peninsula Land achieves sales
of Rs 675 crore in Feb-Mar 2017

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MUMBAI, APRIL 05 :
"The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood."
― Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics


So in an affirmation of its strategy of having a customer- centric approach and selective inventory rollout, Peninsula Land Ltd (PLL), an Ashok Piramal Group Company notched up sales of INR675croresin February & March 2017.

BHEL accelerates project execution momentum;
surpasses 12th Plan capacity addition target

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 05 :
Renewing its thrust on accelerated project execution, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a capacity addition of 45,274mw of utility sets during the 12th five year plan, surpassing the Government's capacity addition target by 9 per cent. Significantly, BHEL continues to remain the single largest contributor to the country's installed capacity of utility sets, with a share of 46 per cent in the 12th Plan capacity addition. Notably, BHEL's capacity addition during the 12th five year plan is 78% higher than that in the 11th plan.

Deliberately plan to be exciting and to be excited."
― Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

Rudrabhishek Infosystem holds seminar
on building information modeling

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau

LUCKNOW , APRIL 04 :
Study to acquire knowledge - not just to get a certificate or promotion. Acquisition of knowledge is key to the programming or reprogramming of your mind and expanding your frame of reference. Choose the areas of study in line with your vision and mission as well as your strengths and interests. Make sure you seek opportunities to practice and implement the new information and knowledge you gain from your study."
― Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

Indian real estate and infrastructure industry is in an advance stage where an effective implementation of technology can make the industry more systematic, transparent, progressive, and can enable timely completion of the projects.


"The overriding reason why we should take other people's cultures seriously is because God has taken ours seriously."
― John R.W. Stott

AAI's 22nd annual day celebrations capped with
colourful cultural Programme- 'Udaan'

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AAI Annual Day

Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, lighting the lamp on 22nd Annual Day celebration of Airports Authority of India in the presence of Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI

NEW DELHI, APRIL 03 : "It's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning."

Airports Authority of India (AAI), the mainstay of civil aviation in India celebrated its 22nd Annual Day on (Saturday) April 1 , 2017 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi with full grandeur. Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, was the chief guest and Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, was the guest of honour in the function.

The vibrant evening of music and celebration at the Siri Fort Auditorium was followed by the launch of Corporate Plan of AAI by the chief guest, Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA in the presence of guest of honour, Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI and other noticeables. The launch followed felicitation of AAI achievers in their respective fields by the chief guest.

Our impact, their voice

When soft skills land hard returns


An International Labour Organization programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Vietnam.

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Ms Pham Thi Phuong : "It was always a bit discouraging when I arrived at work in the morning," Phuong said. "Searching for personal tools in a big messy container, looking at piles of materials everywhere in the workshop, tripping over stuff left scattered on the floor, and breathing dusty air, made us feel so tired from the start."
VIETNAM : Pham Thi Phuong works overtime one day per week. The rest of the week she leaves her work – in a furniture manufacturing company in Vietnam’s southern industrial hub of Dong Nai – at around 4 pm, giving her and her husband time to take care of their three children.


“This was an impossible dream back then,” said Phuong, 35, recalling the days when she joined Lam Viet JSC in 2011.


Phuong and her husband, also an employee at the factory, used to work long hours, usually until 9 or 10 pm every single day, to make ends meet. As a result, they had no choice but to leave their three children – a son and twin daughters – with their grandparents faraway in the countryside in northern Vietnam.


But those days are gone since the factory enrolled in the ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE)  programme. Funded by the governments of Norway and Switzerland, the programme enables small and medium-sized enterprises to improve their productivity and working conditions through practical training and in-factory counselling.

BHEL commissions 500 mw thermal
power plant in Uttar Pradesh

 

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 03 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned the 500mw Unit-6 of NTPC Limited's Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Plant (FGUTPP) in Uttar Pradesh. For the project located at Unchahar in Rae Bareli district of UP, BHEL was awarded the contract for the manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of Boiler, Turbine, Generator & associated auxiliaries, Electricals, Switchyard and Station Controls & Instrumentation. The key equipment for the project has been manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Ranipet and Bengaluru works, while the construction of the plant was undertaken by the company's Power Sector - Northern Region. Notably, all the existing 5 units of 210 MW at FGUTPP, have also been commissioned earlier by BHEL.


IndianOil effects downward revision
of petrol and diesel prices

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Global oil market impact

Selling price of petrol decreases by Rs 3.77/litre (excluding State levies)

Selling price of diesel lower by Rs 2.91/litre (excluding State levies)

NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 :
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IndianOil). has decided to effect the following price changes from midnight of March 31 / April 01, 2017


• Decrease in Selling Price of Petrol by Rs. 3.77/litre (excluding State levies)
• Decrease in Selling Price of Diesel by Rs. 2.91/litre (excluding State levies)


The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and INR-USD exchange rate warrant decrease in selling price of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision , says company'sstatement issued on Friday.


The movement of prices in the international oil market and INR-USD exchange rate shall continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes, the statement adds.


Most problems can be effectively dealt with before they are in full swing."
― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

MoCA gears up for 36 hour Smart India Hackathon 2017
grand finale to be held in Allahabad, UP

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 : "It's ridiculous to live 100 years and only be able to remember 30 million bytes. You know, less than a compact disc. The human condition is really becoming more obsolete every minute."
(Marvin Minsky)
The technology is always evolving . The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) said that the much awaited'Smart India Hackathon 2017'Grand Finale is scheduled to be held on April 1 and 2, 2017, simultaneously at 26 different nodal centers across India.

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.

Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.

 


Indigenous and tribal peoples

Revised ILO MNE Declaration will help
promote indigenous peoples' rights

By Martin Oelz, ILO Senior Specialist on Equality and Non-Discrimination

Positive engagement by businesses with indigenous and tribal peoples in line with the MNE Declaration could lead to stronger relationships, less conflict and new opportunities in ensuring inclusive and sustainable development for all.

For the first time, the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169) was included in the revised Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) adopted by the ILO Governing Body in March 2017 . Its inclusion highlights the relevance of the MNE Declaration for governments, social partners, multinational and national enterprises in addressing indigenous peoples' issues in their policies, strategies and practices. Indigenous and tribal peoples constitute about 5 per cent of the world's population, or nearly 370 million people spread across over 70 countries. 

BHEL commissions 800 mw supercritical
thermal power plant in Karnataka

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"It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. " - John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar

NEW DELHI, MARCH 30 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned yet another coal-based supercritical thermal unit of 800 MW in Karnataka. This is the second unit of the 2x800mw Yeramarus Thermal Power Station located in Raichur district of Karnataka.

The first unit of this power plant was commissioned earlier by BHEL in March, 2016. BHEL continues to prove its prowess as a leading supercritical power equipment manufacturer having assimilated state-of-the-art supercritical technology, suited to Indian conditions.

The Yeramarus project has been developed by Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL), a Joint Venture (JV) with equity participation from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and BHEL

 

Nature and Wildlife
 

River Safari's giant pandas Kai Kai and
Jia Jia draw closer to 72 hours of love

Thesynergyonline Nature and Wildlife Bureau

NEW DELHI, MARCH 30 :
"The seasonal urge is strong in poets. Milton wrote chiefly in winter. Keats looked for spring to wake him up (as it did in the miraculous months of April and May, 1819). Burns chose autumn. Longfellow liked the month of September. Shelley flourished in the hot months. Some poets, like Wordsworth, have gone outdoors to work. Others, like Auden, keep to the curtained room. Schiller needed the smell of rotten apples about him to make a poem. Tennyson and Walter de la Mare had to smoke. Auden drinks lots of tea, Spender coffee; Hart Crane drank alcohol. Pope, Byron, and William Morris were creative late at night. And so it goes."
― Helen Bevington, When Found, Make a Verse of

In animal life kingdom ahead of the annual giant panda mating season—which typically occurs from March to May—veterinarians have given both River Safari's giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia a clean bill of health during their annual check-up last month.


Industry asked to work for July 1 rollout
of GST: Finance Secretary

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"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29 :
"Better three hours soon than one minute late."

India Inc should work for the July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) , which would take the country into "very exciting phase" of tax administration, Finance Secretary , Mr Ashok Lavasa, said at an ASSOCHAM Managing Committee meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Addressing the top policy- making organ of the ASSOCHAM, Mr Lavasa said "We should all work towards July 1, if it gets achieved". He said along with the government, the industry should organise training sessions for the trade and industry for the roll out of the new tax reforms.


The Chamber President Mr Sandeep Jajodia informed the Finance Secretary that the ASSOCHAM has already held over 55 conferences in different parts of the country on GST.

DIALOGUE : "A loud mind is greater than a loud mouth."
"It's extraordinary, the amount of misunderstandings there are even between two people who discuss a thing quite often - both of them assuming different things and neither of them discovering the discrepancy." - Agatha Christie, Towards Zero
"A dialogue is very important. It is a form of communication in which question and answer continue till a question is left without an answer. Thus the question is suspended between the two persons involved in this answer and question. It is like a bud with untouched blossoms . . . If the question is left totally untouched by thought, it then has its own answer because the questioner and answerer, as persons, have disappeared. This is a form of dialogue in which investigation reaches a certain point of intensity and depth, which then has a quality that thought can never reach." - Jiddu KrishnamurtiThey speak very well of you".
"They speak very well of everybody." "That so bad?" "Yes. It means you can´t trust them." Iain M. Banks
"Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already to possess it." - Romain Rolland, Above the Battle
"[A]lways get to the dialogue as soon as possible. I always feel the thing to go for is speed. Nothing puts the reader off more than a big slab of prose at the start." (Interview, The Paris Review, Issue 64, Winter 1975)" - P.G. Wodehouse
"We define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others-our parents, for instance - and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live." - Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism:
I still believe in man in spite of man. I believe in language even though it has been wounded, deformed, and perverted by the enemies of mankind. And I continue to cling to words because it is up to us to transform them into instruments of comprehension rather than contempt. It is up to us to choose whether we wish to use them to curse or to heal, to wound or to console." - Elie Wiesel, Open Heart
"We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors." - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
"Argumentation is a human enterprise that is embedded in a larger social and psychological context. This context includes (1) the total psyches of the two persons engaged in dialogue, (2) the relationship between the two persons, (3) the immediate situation in which they find themselves and (4) the larger social, cultural and historical situation surrounding them." - Peter Kreeft, Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics
"Perception can be one-sided or variant: "Glass half empty or half full." There usually is more than one way of perceiving. Thoroughly check your inner dialogue." - T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"
"Overuse at best is needless clutter; at worst, it creates the impression that the characters are overacting, emoting like silent film stars. Still, an adverb can be exactly what a sentence needs. They can add important intonation to dialogue, or subtly convey information." - Howard Mittelmark, How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them—A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide
"Open scatter is more fundamental than coupled sharing; it is the stuff from which, on splendid occasions, dialogue may arise." - John Durham Peters, Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication

ILO to convene landmark event on
"The Future of Work We Want" on April 6-7

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GENEVA , MARCH 29 : "It is only through dialogue, deep listening, and passionate disagreement that we find our way to something larger than a singular and isolated point of view." ? Henry Kimsey-House, Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead .

So as previously announced, the headquarters of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva will host a major event on the future of work on April 6-7.

AAI, DRDO and Govt.of Jharkhand signs tripartite MoU
for development of Deoghar airport in Jharkhand

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 28 :
Airports Authority of India, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Govt of Jharkhand signed a tripartite MoU for development of Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district of Jharkhand.

The extant Deoghar airport will be developed for operations of A-320 and C-130 Aircraft. Signing of MoU took place in a ceremony held at the CM Residence.

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flags off
ONGC Everest Expedition 2017

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 28 : The Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the ONGC Everest Expedition on Tuesday at a ceremony held at India Habitat Center.

This is a first of its kind initiative undertaken by any corporate so far to scale Mount Everest - the highest place on the Earth at an altitude of 8848 mts.


IndianOil inks POL supply agreement
with Nepal Oil Corporation

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 : The ink in your pen never reshapes your thoughts, you must replace the ink before the ink can be inked properly." - Michael Bassey Johnson

So a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the supply of petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) products was signed here on Monday between Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in the presence of Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Change), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas , the , Government of India, and Mr. Deepak Bohara, Minister for Supplies, the Government of Nepal, along with senior officials from MoP&NG, India; Ministry of Supplies of Nepal; IndianOil and NOC. The new supply agreement was inked by Mr. PK Das, Executive Director I/C (Supplies), IndianOil, and Mr. Gopal Bahadur Khadka, Managing Director, NOC.

AAI's Chennai airport receives
Tamil Nadu Tourism Award –2016

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 :
Chennai International airport received the Tamil Nadu Tourism Award – 2016 in the category of 'Best Tourist Friendly Airport' on March 24 , 2017. This award is conferred by Madura Welcome, a tourist guide book company, in association with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

BHEL commissions 250 mw eco-friendly CFBC
technology-based lignite power plant in Gujarat

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned 250mw unit based on eco-friendly circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) technology, using low grade coal (lignite) as the primary fuel.
 

BHEL's scope of work in the contract envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of Boilers, Steam Turbines and Generators along with associated Auxiliaries and Electricals, state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs).

President to present SCOPE Excellence
Awards to CPSEs on Public Sector Day

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SCOPE Excellence Awards 2014-15 winners :
1.SCOPE Excellence Award - Individual Leadership Category-I (Maharatna/Navratna PSEs) Dr Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC (India)
2. SCOPE Excellence Award – Individual Leadership Category-II (Miniratna I & II PSEs) Mr A K Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments
3.SCOPE Excellence Award – Individual Leadership Category-III (Other Profit Making PSEs) Mr K S Popli, CMD, Indian Renewable Energy Dev. Agency
4.SCOPE Excellence Award for Outstanding Woman Manager in PSEs Ms Pooja Kapoor, Head, Business Development, WAPCOS
5. SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category I (Maharatna & Navratna PSEs) Rural Electrification Corporation Limited & National Aluminum Company
6. SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category II (Miniratna I & II PSEs) ONGC Videsh Limited & Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited
7. SCOPE Excellence Award – Special Institutional Category (Turnaround) Goa Shipyard Limited
8. Four Special Commendation Awards:
(a)Mr. B. Ashok, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
(b)Ms Seema Gupta, ED, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
(c)Engineers India Limited
(d)WAPCOS Limited
 

NEW DELHI, MARCH 26 :_
Jury for the SCOPE Excellence Awards under the chairmanship of Justice R.C. Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India and distinguished panel of eminent persons comprising Padma Bhushan Mr Moosa Raza, former Secretary to the Govt. of India, Padma Bhushan Dr M.B. Athreya, renowned Management Consultant, Mr C Phunsog, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board PSEB), Mr Arvind Pande, former Chairman, SAIL and Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE met and selected the winners of the SCOPE Excellence Awards 2014-15.

  1. Question: What is your blood type ?
    Answer: → My blood type is 'Be Positive.'
  2. Question: What does the man want who writes in blood and aphorisms?
    Answer:→ He does not want to be read, he wants to be learned by heart.

"Being a martyr is highly overrated. " 
― Patricia Briggs, Dragon Bones

AAI holds blood donation camp on Shaheed Diwas

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"Your blood is replaceable. A life is not"

"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." - Martin Luther King Jr.

NEW DELHI, MARCH 24 : "A martyrdom is always the design of God, for His love of men, to warn them and to lead them, to bring them back to His ways. It is never the design of man; for the true martyr is he who has become the instrument of God, who has lost his will in the will of God, and who no longer desires anything for himself, not even the glory of being a martyr."
― T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

Blood is the lifeline of human existence and holds medical as well as symbolic significance for human existence. While on the one hand hand, if it is shed while serving the nation, one is called a martyr and on other hand if it is donated, it saves lives.

"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else." - Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven 

To commemorate the martyrdom of Indian freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, a Blood Donation Camp was organized by AAI Employees Friends Society at the AAI Corporate Headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport on March 23 , 2017 with the help of Indian Red Cross Society.

By studying, understanding and do the wills of the book, you renounce your mortal life."
― Compton Gage

Barkha Dutt launches a great thriller The Wrong Turn:
Love and Betrayal in the Time of Netaji

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 23:
Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar."
― Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

Om Books International along with Zerruco-Kitchen and Bar, celebrated the launch of The Wrong Turn: Love and Betrayal in the Time of Netaji by co-authors, Sanjay Chopra and Namita Roy Ghose, on 20th March 2017.

Let us cherish the natural wonder
of water and its conservation

By Sajiv Nath, MD, Endress + Hauser, India

Water in India is profoundly interlinked with the tradition of country having social and economic undertones. Reckoned as second most populated country in the World with over 1.2 billion people (Census, 2011); India's natural resources are under tremendous pressure "Water "being the most vital amongst them. Increasing population has decreased the per capita water availability from 2,309 cu m(Sharma & Bharat 2009) in 1991 to 1,588 cu m is it 2010? (CWC, 2010). If taken into account the projection of population growth by 2025 the per capita water availability can further decrease t 1,000 cu m leading to a situation called "Water scarcity.

BHEL commissions 250mw unit at the
largest thermal power plant in the N-E

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 23 : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved one more milestone by successfully commissioning another 250mw coal-based thermal at the upcoming Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Assam.

 

AAI signs MoU with UT Admin of Daman and Diu for
operation, development and maintenance of Diu airport

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=Senior Officers of Airports Authority of India and U T Administration of Daman and Diu exchanging MoU in the presence of Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI (centre)for undertaking operation, development and maintenance of Diu airport.

NEW DELHI, MARCH 21 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken the operation, development and maintenance of Diu Airport from Diu Administration. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) demonstrating the responsibilities has been executed on March 20 , 2017 between U.T. Administration of Daman and Diu and Airports Authority of India (AAI). Airport operations were handed over to Airports Authority of India on the March 10 , 2017. With this transition, Airports Authority of India will provide required facilities, infrastructure and management at Diu Airport. Further, with the objective of upgrading the infrastructure and services at Diu Airport, Planning Department of Airports Authority will shortly develop the new design for the airport.

At present Air India operates scheduled movements 4 times in a week on Mumbai-Diu- Mumbai sector on viability gap funding provided by Diu Administration. The operations, development and maintenance of Diu Airport will now be led by Airports Authority of India.

 

"Getting older comes with abilities. Being old comes with disabilities."

 

Private organisations and corporates should develop fund
to support persons with disabilities: Ramdas Athawale

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"Try not to associate bodily defect with mental, my good friend, except for a solid reason" - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

"I often wished that more people understood the invisible side of things. Even the people who seemed to understand, didn't really." - Jennifer Starzec, Determination

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 21 :
"Sometimes, it is true, a sense of isolation enfolds me like a cold mist as I sit alone and wait at life's shut gate. Beyond there is light, and music, and sweet companionship; but I may not enter. Fate, silent, pitiless, bars the way…Silence sits immense upon my soul. Then comes hope with a smile and whispers, 'there is joy is self-forgetfulness.' So I try to make the light in others' eyes my sun, the music in others; ears my symphony, the smile on others' lips my happiness."
― Helen Keller, The Open Door

While the government is doing its bit to empower the persons with disabilities under the Accessible India Campaign, the private sector should also develop a fund to help such people gain sustainable employment or become entrepreneurs, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Ramdas Athawale said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi .

"A system is only as effective as your level of commitment to it."
― Audrey Moralez

The Economic Times brings the 4th Edition
of Power Focus Summit to India

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 20 :
"The importance of cultivating assumption of the best intentions in others cannot be over-estimated. Fostering this principal of, "goodness of intent," and committing to seeing others and the world through this lens makes for a successful, happy field of vision. This enables us to put our focus and energy to positive, productive outcomes. It lends to a spirit of cooperation and encouragement which is highly effective and satisfying for most people most of the time. That being said, these "rose colored glasses," as vibrant and pleasing as they are, must not become an excuse to look the other way when something needs a different focus, or fixed. We must not let them become blinders which are obviously ineffective, often negative, and occasionally dangerous."
― Connie Kerbs

The Economic Times brought the 4th Edition of Power Focus Summit in India which was held on March 17, 2017 in New Delhi. The summit was an iconic platform where stakeholders from the Government and the private sectors came together to deliberate on key challenges to ensure a better, effective and smooth running of the power and energy sector.In the coming decade or so due to rapid urbanization and further economic development, huge pockets of population will be shifted from rural to urban sectors. This will accelerate the energy need of the country and vast industrialization will propel the policy makers to take measures to ensure 'power for all'.

Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions Limited, commented say ing, "Today we have brought together the top decision makers of the Government and corporate sector who will shape the future of the power industry in India. This is a platform where we can collaboratively build a vision of a India where technology combined with knowledge can help in effective use of various sources of energy. The Times of India is proud to bring the 4th edition of the Power Focus Summit where we hope to address the issue of 'power to all'"

 
 

BHEL commissions 660mw supercritical
thermal unit in Maharashtra

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau 

NEW DELHI, MARCH 20 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved another landmark by successfully commissioning a 660 MW supercritical thermal unit in Maharashtra. This is the second supercritical unit to be commissioned at Mouda Super Thermal Power Station (STPS), located in Mouda in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.


The order for setting up two coal-based thermal units of 660 MW was placed on BHEL by NTPC Ltd. Notably, this is the fourth unit to be commissioned by BHEL at Mouda, where one unit of 660 MW and two units of 500 MW supplied and executed by BHEL, are already in operation.

 

"Don't just be everywhere, be everywhere that your clients are, where you matter most."
― Bernard Kelvin Clive

PNB holds mega credit camp ; distributes sanction letters
to 500 borrowers for loan amount of Rs 150 crore

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 20 :
"Our customers are not our competitors. We compete for them, not with them."
― T Jay Taylor

A mega credit camp organised by Punjab National Bank (PNB) in New Delhi in which Dr Ram S Sangapure, Executive Director of the bank distributed sanction letters to beneficiaries under Mudra, Stand Up India and MSME schemes etc. At the camp 500 sanction letters with loan amount of Rs 150 crore were given to the borrowers. Dr Sangapure in his keynote address informed the borrowers about various initiatives being taken by the bank for providing timely credit under Mudra, Standup India and other MSME schemes 

MRPL Kaushal Vikas Kendra starts training
candidates in skill development with NTTF


Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

MANGALURU , MARCH 20 :
MRPL's Kaushal Vikas Kendra which was launched in the month of February 2017 has commenced training candidates with the rope-in program for the first batch of selected candidates at MRPL Employees club today. Shri H Kumar, Managing Director, MRPL inaugurated the training program in the presence of Shri M Venkatesh, Director Refinery, Shri Jayananda, President of Chelairu Grama Panchayat and Smt Kasturi Dayananda, President of Soorinje Grama Panchayat and other dignitaries.
As many as 60 candidates will be trained in the first batch of MRPL Kaushal Vikas Kendra in partnership with NTTF in two trades : Industrial Electrician and CNC Operator-Turning. The candidates have been selected from the neighbouring areas and villages around MRPL.

DG, SCOPE opens 4th batch of Executive Development
Programme of SCOPE Academy of PSEs

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 20 :
The fourth batch of 27 young executives from various public sector enterprises started the one week capacity building programme under SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprises (APSE) here on Monday. Dr U D Choubey, Director General, SCOPE inaugurated the programme. Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director (Personnel), Western Coalfields Limited was the guest of honour.

Dharmendra Pradhan launches CGD project
implementation in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack

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• Natural Gas set to reach Odisha through 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga'
• Longest stretch of 'Urja Ganga' being built in Odisha
• PNG to be supplied to 5 lakh households, CNG to 1.5 lakh vehicles
• 'Urja Ganga' and CGD project to see investment of over Rs 5,700 crore
• Odisha office of GAIL also inaugurated


BHUBNESHWAR, MARCH 18 :
On the doorstep of a new era of economic development and convenience in Odisha fuelled by environment -friendly natural gas, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, on Saturday launched the implementation of City Gas Distribution (CGD) project in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in the presence of the Member of Parliament (Bhubaneswar) Dr Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Member of Parliament (Cuttack), Mr Bhartruhari Mahtab, and other noticeables.

"Take only actions that matter; some actions have weight but do not occupy space... some occupy space and also have weight! You matter; do what matters! Let your dreams count; DREAM BIG and be of VALUE…!"

PNB Prerna distributes tailoring materials to
the needy to help them eke out livelihoods
 

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 18 :
"If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It's not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely."
― Leo Buscaglia


Punjab National Bank Prerna (PNB Prerna) organised a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity near Safdarjung Flyover New Delhi on where the needy trainees of Mahila Tailoring Training Centre of a Rain Basera managed by Prerna Social Development Society were distributed 8 sewing manchines and accessories including tailoring materials at a simple function organised by PNB Prerna.


World

ILO revises its landmark Declaration
on multinational enterprises
 

Thesynergyonline Foreign Affairs Bureau


The revised Tripartite Declaration of principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) adds principles to the Declaration addressing decent work issues related to social security, forced labour, transition from the informal to the formal economy, access to remedy and compensation of victims, inter alia. It provides enhanced guidelines for fostering the contribution of multinational enterprises to achieve decent work for all.

GENEVA : The International Labour Organization has revised its landmark MNE Declaration.
Its principles are aimed at multinational and national enterprises, governments, and employers' and workers' organizations in the areas of employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. These include the fundamental principles and rights at work but also guidance on many other facets of decent work.

Defence
 

India-Russia Military Industrial Conference

Relations with Russia a key pillar
of India's foreign policy
 

Thesynergyonline Defence Bureau 

NEWE DELHI, MARCH 17 :
Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Mr Arun Jaitley while inaugurating the India-Russia Military Industrial Conference here said relations with Russia are a key pillar of India's foreign policy and Russia has been India's long standing time-tested strategic partner since the last 70 years.

“Casting a curious gaze down on planet Earth, extra-terrestrial beings could well be forgiven for assuming that we humans are programmed in every move we make, by a palm-sized, oblong, slab of glass. More perplexing than that, who on earth could convince them otherwise ?”
- Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Digital
 

"To be human is to be 'a' human, a specific person with a life history and idiosyncrasy and point of view; artificial intelligence suggests that the line between intelligent machines and people blurs most when a puree is made of that identity." ? Brian Christian, The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

Artificial Intelligence is the need of
the hour: ASSOCHAM-PwC study
 

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 16 : "By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it." - Eliezer Yudkowsky

Effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics and cognitive automation in direct proportion bestow rise in the quality and quantity of training data that the systems are exposed to, the conditions are ripe for India to emerge as a leader in AI, said an ASSOCHAM-PwC paper.

Energy
 

BHEL's first 800mw supercritical thermal
power plant starts commercial operation
 

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 15 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commenced commercial operation of its first 800 MW unit - highest-rating coal-based supercritical thermal power plant. The milestone was achieved for the first unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus thermal power station of Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL), in Raichur district of Karnataka.

World

The rural economy: An untapped source of
jobs, growth and development
 


Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals' pledge to leave no one behind.

By Alette van Leur, Director of ILO's Sectoral Policies Department and Mariangels Fortuny, Rural Economy Coordinator, ILO's Sectoral Policies Department

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Decent work is increasingly recognized as an indispensable driver of sustainable development with the potential to lift households and communities out of poverty. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon as rural areas are home to the majority of the world's poor.

Numerous factors contribute to rural poverty. These comprise informality; weak institutions, including ineffective law enforcement and compliance; the absence of an enabling environment for businesses; underdeveloped production systems; poor infrastructure and limited access to services, including education, finance and health-care.

Preparing The Future of Work We Want  

Deborah Greenfield, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Policy

The ILO's centenary in 2019 will arrive at a time when the world of work is at a crossroads. On the heels of the Great Recession that brought global unemployment levels to 200 million and led to widespread insecurity, labour markets across the world are undergoing deep transformations. These changes oblige us to rethink what work means and what it entails. They are also challenging societies to find ways to ensure that work delivers the jobs and incomes that people need.

DG, SCOPE wins 'Business Excellence
& Innovative Practices Award'
 

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 14 :
Dr UD. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE has been conferred the "Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices – Academia Award 2017" for outstanding services to the management of public sector enterprises by the New Delhi Institute of Management.

CL Educate Public Offer to open on March 20 ,
to close on March 22


The company proposes to open an initial public offering of up to 4,760,000 equity shares of face value of Rs 10 each for cash at a premium consisting of a fresh issue of 2,180,119 equity shares and an offer for sale up to 2,579,881 equity shares by the selling shareholders including up to 974,000 equity shares by certain of the company's promoters and members of the promoter group.
The offer to open on March 20 , 2017 and close on March 22, 2017.
The price band for the offer is fixed from Rs 500 to Rs 502 per equity share
The offer will constitute 33.61 per cent of the post offer paid-up equity share capital of the company.
 

MUMBAI, MARCH 14 :
CL Educate proposes to open on March 20 , 2017, an initial public offering (IPO) of up to 4,760,000 equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 each for cash at a premium consisting of a fresh issue of 2,180,119 equity shares and an offer for sale up to 2,579,881 equity shares by the selling shareholders including up to 974,000 equity shares by certain of the company's promoters and members of the promoter group . The offer will close on March 22, 2017.

AAI holds workshop on 'Preventive Vigilance as
a Tool of Good Governance' in Goa
 

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 14 :
A wor1kshop was organized by Corporate Vigilance Department, Airports Authority of India (AAI) at Goa on the topic "Preventive Vigilance as a Tool of Good Governance" from 2nd to March 3 , 2017. Around 39 executives and 07 non-executives from Goa, Hubli, Belgaum and Kolhapur Airports participated in the workshop. Besides general issues, the workshop also covered varied aspects of vigilance and disciplinary matters.

"Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation."
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Eminent business women , empowering females
take part in 'Global Mentoring Walk'in New Delhi
 

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 11 :
"—Help these boys build a nation their own. Ransack the histories for clues to their past. Plunder the literatures for words they can speak. And should you encounter an ancient tribe whose customs, however dimly, cast light on their hearts, tell them that tale; and you shall name the unspeakable names of your kind, and in that naming, in each such telling, they will falter a step to the light.
"—For only with pride may a man prosper. With pride, all things follow. Without he have pride he is a shadowy skulk whose season is night. "
― Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys

Eminent business women , empowering females, artists, professionals from various walks of life took part in the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) Vital Voices' Global Mentoring Walk in New Delhi on Saturday as part of the International Women's day.

Beyond national boundaries and interests
 

AAI showcases its cutting-edge technologies
at 12th CII-Exim Bank Conclave
 

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An awesome picture

AAI puts up stall at 12th CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership

 

NEW DELHI, MARCH 10 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) is looking beyond national boundaries and interests and is undertaking newer business initiatives by exploring global aviation markets for providing consultancy, construction, management services, export services and exploring operations abroad in relation to airports, air-navigation services, ground aids and safety services.

The airport operator is venturing into unexplored business territories with an aim to generate more and better business opportunities and to maximize and enhance its non-aeronautical revenues. This is also a step towards establishing AAI as a trustworthy global player in airport operations.

The King Mswati-III, Kingdom of Swaziland, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Rt.. Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Republic of Uganda and. Stephane Wenceslas Sanau, Minister of Trade and Industry, Burkina Faso visited AAI stall and appreciated AAI's contribution to the aviation sector globally.

 

Implement Universal Basic Income for women,
says ASSOCHAM Women Foundation
 

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 :
"You will only thrive when you are allowed to be what you are."
― Chris Dee, Cattitude

Saluting the immeasurable contributions of women to the society, apex industry body ASSOCHAM picked up the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI), only for women, from a key government document, stating implementation of such a scheme can bring in significant transformation in India's socio-economic landscape.

PNB celebrates International Women's Day  

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An awesome picture

International Women's Day

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.- Georgia O'Keeffe

 

NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 :
"In yourself right now is all the place you've got."
― Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood


So Punjab National Bank (PNB) celebrated International Women's Day on March, 08, 2017. Mrs. Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD and CEO of the bank informed that the bank decided to celebrate the International Women's Day in a befitting manner.

. On the occasion various activities for the women customers of the bank were organised across India, a few of which are as under :

Arranging get together of women customers and using the occasion for felicitating leading women in the area and also creating digital awareness among them like downloading of 'BHIM' App, Internet Banking Service and Mobile Banking Service etc.

Organizing Digital Awareness camps in Girls Schools and Colleges

Opening of deposit and loan accounts specifically meant for women customers women empowerment programs were also organized in all the Farmers Training Centers, Rural Self Employment Training Institutes and Financial Literacy Centers. Various CSR activities were also undertaken by PNB Prerna on this occasion.

Kalyanmayee celebrates International
Women's Day, organizes a health camp

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 : "A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult."– Melinda Gates


On the occasion of the International Women's Day Kalyanmayee - the Airports Authority of India Women Welfare Association organized a Mahila Swaasthya Jaanch Shivir with support from NGOs like AOGIN India and CANSupport to examine women for reproductive health especially for cancer. The camp was organized at Swami Vivekanand Basti in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.


This year the theme for the International Women's Day is 'Be Bold For Change.' AAI has always stood for gender equality and has always supported women to be bolder, stronger and more powerful in all spheres of life. Healthier women make a stronger nation. Aligning itself to this year's theme, Kalyanmayee organized a health camp to create healthier bodies and stronger minds.


"The best is the enemy of good."
― Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary

Jaipur Airport ranks the 'Best Airport in the
world', Srinagar second : ACI-ASQ Survey

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 :
"Whenever, wherever, however you want me, I'll go. And I'll begin this very minute. As I stand up from this place, and as a best service provider I take my gigantic first step forward and bestride path of service like a Colossus, will you consider this is a step toward complete obedience to serve you. I'll call it the step of yes."


And so unstinted efforts of Airports Authority of India (AAI) to improve services and passenger facilities at its airports have introduced it to the leadership throne and placed it amongst the best service provider in the world. AAI's two airports are ranked amongst the best airports in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers per annum across the world.

PM dedicates ONGC Petro additions plant to the nation

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


• Set up with an investment of Rs.30,000 crore
• Production capacity of 14 lakh tons of polymers and 5 lakh tons of chemicals per annum
• To generate further investment of Rs 40,000 crore and employment to 20,000 people in downstream

DAJEJ (Gujarat), MARCH 07 :
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ON Tuesday dedicated ONGC Petro additions Ltd (OPaL) plant to the nation at a function in Bharuch. Prime Minister also visited OPaL and addressed an "Industry Meet". He had a detailed presentation on OPaL.The plant was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh L. Mandaviya, along with a host of other noticeables.

 

"The spaces between the perceiver and the thing perceived can [...] be closed with a shout of recognition."
― Timothy Findley, The Wars

PNB wins 'Vigilance Excellence Award'

Thesynergyonline Education Bureau

NEW DELHI, MARCH 07 :
"As sure as shadow follows substance and the sun rises on the east and sets on the west, a person who exercises professional excellence will be followed by success."
― Rex Resurreccion, Called To Excel


And so Punjab National Bank (PNB) received the Vigilance Excellence Award 2016-17. TheaAward was received by Mr S.K. Nagpal, Chief Vigilance Officer of the bank, from Mr. K V Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) , at the 8th Conclave of Vigilance Officers of the Institute of Public Enterprise(IPE) Hyderabad, which was attended by CVOs of public sector enterprises from India.
 

"Why should she dress in a cap and gown and sweat in the sun, when her mother was not there to pose in pictures with her and cheer when her name was called? In her mind, she only saw pictures they would never take, arms around each other, her mother gaining little wrinkles around her eyes from smiling so much."
― Brit Bennett, The Mothers

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar felicitates students of
Sharda University on its second convocation

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NEW DELHI , MARH 06 :
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that "individuality" is the key to success."
― Robert Orben

And so Sharda University, global university based at Delhi-NCR organised its second convocation ceremony with full fervour. The ceremony witnessed eminent spiritual leader and the founder of ‘Art Of Living’, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as chief guest who also delivered the convocation address. On  the occasion the Chancellor of the University, Mr. P.K. Gupta, handed over Degrees to over 3,621 students of 2014-15 and 2015-16 batches of the University in the presence of many noticeables.

 

"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman."
― Magaret Thacher

When pragmatism tends to agree with not
to disagree on power of womanhood

Thesynergyonline Hospitality and Lifestyle Bureau

MUMBAI, MARCH 06 : Ahead of International Women’s Day, Growel’s 101 Mall in Kandivali organised ArtiSTREE 2017 -- a unique event to pay a tribute to the spirit of womanhood. The two-day festival which kickstarted on March 3 offered a platform to women to showcase their hidden talents in different genres.
The extravaganza has been garnering popularity since the past three years with women from different parts of the city thronging the mall to participate in the various activities that have helped them show off their eclectic skills.

"Monoculture is mono for the earth."

Govt, industry should work towards sustainable
development of commodity futures market: C.R. Chaudhary

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


NEW DELHI, MARCH 04 :
The Government together with industry should work towards protecting the rights of all stakeholders viz., producer, consumer and traders operating in the commodity futures market, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr C.R. Chaudhary said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi

"We need to strike a balance between producer, consumer and trader for sustainable growth and development of commodity futures market in the long run," said Mr Chaudhary while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM Commodity Futures Market Summit.

"Traders will grow when they deal fairly with consumers and producers, while the producers will become self-sufficient and satisfied if they get their return together with cost of production and labour and the consumers want things to be made available at affordable prices," said the Union Minister of State.

 

"Once lay down the rule that the job comes first and you throw that job open to every individual, man or woman, fat or thin, tall or short, ugly or beautiful, who is able to do that job better than the rest of the world." - Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

4 Star GRIHA rating for new integrated
terminal building at Tirupati airport

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 03:"Browns seek knowledge, Blues meddle in causes, and Whites consider the questions of truth with implacable logic. We all do some of it all, of course. But to be Green means to stand ready. In the Trolloc Wars, we were often called the Battle Ajah. All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could, but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies, in almost every battle. We were the counter to the dreadlords. The Battle Ajah. And now we stand ready, for the Trollocs to come south again, for Tarmon Gai'don. the Last Battle. We will be there. That is what it means to be Green. -Alanna" ? Robert Jordan

And so GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is mandated to promote development of buildings and habitats in India through GRIHA. GRIHA Council an independent platform for the interaction on scientific and administrative issues related to sustainable habitats in the Indian subcontinent. It was founded by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi) with support from MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Government of India)

 

 

Changing nature of pollens and active microbes pose
increased risk of infections and allergies, say doctors 

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

PANCHKULA, MARCH 02 :
"Health is the natural condition. When sickness occurs, it is a sign that Nature has gone off course because of a physical or mental imbalance. The road to health for everyone is through moderation, harmony, and a 'sound mind in a sound body'."
- Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

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"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." - John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
 

As spring approaches, there is obvious relief from the freezing winters and cold-related conditions such as joint pain. However, changing temperatures and environmental conditions tend to increase the risk of allergies and infections, particularly among newborn babies and pregnant women.

 

Anything is better than lies and deceit!"
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

PNB MD & CEO lays stress on
fraud prevention, NPAs recovery  


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NEW DELHI, MARCH 01: "Today we have a great opportunity for agreeing on the way to agree to discuss things"


"Each day hands me a clean sheet of paper upon which to write. Therefore, I would be wise to write without ever having the need to erase."
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

And so with fraud prevention,recovery of NPAs and steps to be taken for credit growth at the centrestage.
Ms Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director & CEO, Punjab National Bank (PNB) addressed one- day workshop of over 200 branch heads of Delhi Zone.

Tata Housing expands its presence
in the Republic of Maldives


Starts construction of 2 luxury projects at Odeon and Nadhee-

Luxa One at Odeon – first luxury project in Male with rooftop amenities

 

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau

NEW DELHI, India, FEBRUARY 28 : Tata Housing , India's real estate developer ,on Tuesday launched two high-end property developments at Odeon and Nadhee. Luxa One at Odeon will be the first project in Male furnished with rooftop amenities such as swimming pool, kids play area, gym with health bar, spa, barbecue area and open terrace deck.

"Honor is overrated."
― Ally Carter, See How They Run

DG, SCOPE wins Leadership
Innovation Excellence Award

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 27 : "Honor is venerable to us because it is no ephemeris. It is always ancient virtue. We worship it today because it is not of today."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance


And so Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, Standing Conferernce of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) has been conferred the Leadership Innovation Excellence Award and Gold Medal by the Institute of Economic Studies.
Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor of Haryana, presented this award to Dr Choubey in the presence of Mr Manoj Tiwari, M.P.

Live music bands, kids zone steal
the show at Big Bang Fest at AAIOI

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau


NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 26 :  The two- day Big Binge Fest event was organized at Airports Authority of India Officers’ Institute (AAIOI) in association with  Pine Tree Pictures’ February 25 to 26, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) from 1200 Hrs. to 2200 hours.

 The attractions of the festival were 70 stalls including 04 stalls by NGOs sponsored by the women welfare organization of AAI Kalyanmayee, food/bar stalls, live music bands,kids zone and other fun activities.

Job creation through growth:
New ASSOCHAM President

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Black money and corruption

NPAs of public sector banks

Job creation

 

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 24 :
Welcoming various steps taken by the Government to curb black money and corruption, new ASSOCHAM president Mr. Sandeep Jajodia said, as economy is still in the stage of remonetisation,the people should be encouraged and not discouraged to start spending again.

Enough cash in both rural area and cities, along with some bold and pragmatic decisions on issues like bank NPAs would be key drivers for reverting to 8 per cent growth, he said.


While extending ASSOCHAM's full cooperation for the government's drive against black money and corruption Mr. Jajodia said, however, it must be ensured that there shall not be any tax terrorism and fear psychosis among the consumers, especially of high value products and services, as also the trade channels, must be avoided. Besides, government officials at all levels should be made accountable for their actions, Mr Sandeep Jajodia said.

Pearson India launches Hindi Adaptation of
'A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India'

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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 24 : Pearson, learning company of global presence, launched the Hindi adaptation of history book on Ancient and Early Medieval Indiain New Delhi.

For all the under-graduate and post-graduate students pursuing history and a key reference source for civil services aspirants, the book titled 'प्राचीनएवंपूर्वमध्यकालीनभारतकाइतिहास' is authored by highly-acclaimed Historian and Head of Department-History at University of Delhi Dr. Upinder Singh. The book covers vast historic expanse from the stone-age to the 12thcentury.

ONGC to invest Rs.7,327 crore
in development of 5 projects

 

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Notifies 18 discoveries so far in FY'17
Accomplishes Settlement of Gujarat and Assam Royalty Issue
Approves execution of Farm-in/Farm-out agreement with GSPC
 

NEWE DELHI, FEBRUARY 23 :
The boad of directors of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) at a meeting held on Thursday approved the development of five projects with an aggregate investment of Rs.7327 crore which will lead to production of 14.969mmt of oil and 2.972 bcm of gas.

Bharti Airtel to acquire Telenor India

Thesynergyonline Communications Bureau

NEW DELHI/ GUWAHATI , FEBRUARY 23 : Bharti Airtel ("Airtel"), India's telecommunications services provider, has entered into a definitive agreement with Telenor South Asia Investments to acquire Telenor (India) Communications (Telenor India).

 

AAI pays Rs 560-crore interim dividend to Govt

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

On Wednesday (February 22, 2017], Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI presented interim dividend amounting to Rs 560 crore to the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Jayant Sinha in the presence of the Secretary, MoCA, Board Members of AAI and senior officers from the Ministry.
 
 


NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 22 :
Airports Authority of India [AAI] declared an interim dividend of Rs 560 crore for the year 2016-17.


The airport operator has earned a revenue of Rs 10,824 crore [previous year Rs.9285 crore], Profit Before Tax of Rs.3697 crore [previous year Rs.2791 crore] and the Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs.2537 crore [previous year Rs 1959 crore] for the year 2015-16.

Civil Aviation Minister launches SKYREV 360 globally

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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 : "A planet is the cradle of mind, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

"We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do." - Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

 

And so  Airports Authority of India is looking beyond national boundaries and interests and is undertaking newer business initiatives by exploring global aviation markets for providing consultancy, construction, management services, export services and undertaking operations abroad in relation to airports, air-navigation services, ground aids and safety services beyond national borders.  AAI is venturing into unexplored business territories with an aim to generate more and better business opportunities and to maximise and enhance non-aeronautical revenues.

Round table on cards to find out
private sector’s apathy in PMAY

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 : Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday directed Secretary of his Ministry to immediately convene “A Roundtable” with all developers, banks and housing finance companies to deliberate in detail as to why no private sector participation has been enlisted under Pradhan Mantri Aavas Yojana and found out reasons for their reluctance in the scheme.

PNB Housing Finance holds 2-day 'Ghar Utsav
– The Dream Home Expo' from Feb 25


The exhibition will serve as a huge platform for home buyers to avail attractive offers from a wide range of properties along with 8.5% ROI & Zero Processing Fees

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 22 :
PNB Housing Finance, India's housing finance companY, is organizing 'Ghar Utsav - The Dream Home Expo', February 25 to 26 , 2017 at Shangri La Hotel in New Delhi.
The event is aimed at bringing prospective home buyers and prominent real estate d

Pharma industry to reach US$ 55 bln in 3
years; medical tourism major growth driver

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 : "One quarter of Medicare beneficiaries have five or more chronic conditions, sees an average of 13 physicians each year, and fills 50 prescriptions per year." - Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

"Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold." - Brad Pitt


Big Pharma needs sick people to prosper. Patients, not healthy people, are their customers. If everybody was cured of a particular illness or disease, pharmaceutical companies would lose 100% of their profits on the products they sell for that ailment. What all this means is because modern medicine is so heavily intertwined with the financial profits culture, it's a sickness industry more than it is a health industry."


― James Morcan, The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

But taking a contrarian view sick people need pharmaceutical industry to get themselves cured of ailments human beings are prone to suffer from.

PSEs urged to go extra mile to innovate, adopt
and adapt to changes for building a brand culture of PSEs

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 :
STANDING Conference of Public Enterprises ( SCOPE) organized two-day International HR Summit 2017 which was inaugurated here on Monday by Mr K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) in the presence of Mrs Seema Bahuguna, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Mr Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC, Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr Mukesh C. Gupta, Chief Technical Adviser, International Labour Organization (ILO) and other noticeables.

Food processing sector to generate
9 million jobs by 2024: study

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 19 : Indian food processing sector has potential to attract US$ 33 billion of investment and generate employment of 9 million persons days by FY 2024, said an ASSOCHAM-Grant Thorton Research paper.

The food processing is a key contributor to employment generation in India. The policymakers have identified food processing as a key sector in encouraging labour movement from agriculture to manufacturing. By 2024, food processing sector is expected to employ 9 million people in India and expected to generate about 8,000 direct and 80,000 indirect jobs in the state, the ASSOCHAM-Grant Thornton joint study on 'Food Retail: Investment: Infrastructure' noted.

Corporate leaders urged to move on trajectory
of transparency, integrity, accountability

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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 19 :
"When you don't have time to do your job, that's a good indication you're playing the wrong game." - Mark Miller, Chess, Not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership Game
 
 

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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 19 :
"For those of you who really want to give critical thought to your unique leadership style and foster genuine followership, learn from what's out there and weave it into something meaningful and authentic."
― Stacy Feiner, Talent Mindset

And so Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivered a keynote address at the National Leadership Summit 2017, organized by Sri Sharada Institute of Management Research.

"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window." - William Faulkner

Civil Aviation Minister launches
'Airports India Business Magazine'

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 16 :
Emphasising the importance of information and applauding efforts to put the focus on civil aviation industry, Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr P Ashok GajapathiRaju,launched the maiden issue of Airports India Business Magazine (AIBM) at an event here in New Delhi on Thursday.

Singapore wildlife parks welcome
over 600 babies in 2016


Thesynegyonline Wildlife Bureau


NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 16 :
Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo have reported over 600 animal births and hatchings in 2016, and among them are highly threatened Southeast Asian animals. These include the Sunda pangolin, painted terrapin, proboscis monkey, Bali mynah and black-winged starling, all of which are on the brink of extinction.

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

 

MP CM unveils coffee table book on 'Bhopal Archdiocese'


Thesynergyonline News Bureau 

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 15 : The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan released a full colour Coffee Table Book on Archdiocese of Bhopal. The release of this much awaited book was held on the occasion of the plenary assembly of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI). The whole process of conceptualizing, designing and publishing the book was done by the PR Solution. The event witnessed the presence of CCBI President Cardinal Oswald Gracias , Archbishop of Ranchi Telesphore Cardinal Toppo, different religions heads and Catholic Bishops, priests and religious people were present there.

Porsche India launches the new 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster


Thesynergyonline Automobile Bureau 

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 15 : Merging tradition with visionary technology, Porsche's new mid-engine sports cars, the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster were launched by Porsche India at an exclusive event in New Delhi. Utilising a custom-built track, the two-seater sports cars delighted guests with a driving display that showcased the performance capabilities of both models.

 

"Working anytime, anywhere"

New report highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework


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New ILO-Eurofound report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance but, at the same time, also blurs the boundaries between work and personal life.

GENEVA / BRUSSELS : The expanding use of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers for work at home and elsewhere is rapidly transforming the traditional model of work. It can improve work-life balance, reduce commuting time, and boost productivity, but it can also potentially result in longer working hours, higher work intensity and work-home interference, according to a new joint ILO-Eurofound report.

Blossom Kochhar presented her New Book "Aromatherapy
– A Way Of Life" at the Delhi Literature Festival

"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited." - Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading." - William Styron, Conversations with William Styron
"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry." - Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." - C.S. Lewis
 


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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 13 :
Do you know why books such as this are so important? They have quality. And what does the word quality mean? To me, it means texture. This book has pores. It has features. This book can go under the microscope. You'd find life under the glass screaming past an infinite profusion. The more pores, the more truthfully recorded details of life per square inch you can get on a sheet of paper the more literary you are. That's my definition anyway. Telling detail. Fresh detail."
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

And so Dr. Blossom Kochhar in conversation with Chief Editor Exhange4Media Mr. Anurag Batra and renowned author & film critic Ms. Aruna Vasudev hosted an engaging and interactive book reading session at the Delhi Literature Festival in New Delhi.

 

PROGRESS : "To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
 

Kerala CM takes stock of natural gas pipeline work

 

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEBRUARY 14 :
Mr B C Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) met the Chief Minister of Kerala Mr Pinarayi Vijayan to apprise him of the progress of work on the 440 km Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Natural Gas pipeline project.

GAIL Chairman also met Additional Chief Secretary and Director General of Police in separate meetings.

Enough funds for road building, orders
worth Rs 5 lakh crore signed: Gadkari

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 13 :
With the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) having received a mandate from the Budget to raise Rs 70,000 crore through infrastructure bonds and easy availability of low cost overseas loans for the AAA rated NHAI, the government's road and highway building programme has enough cash to build the crucial infrastructure, Road Transport, Highway and Shipping Minister Mr Nitin Gadkari has said.

MRPL Kaushal Vikas Kendra launched ;
first batch of 60 to be trained by NTTF

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

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Noticeables at the launch of MRPL Kaushal Vikash Kendra

 

MANGALURU, FEBRUARY 12 :
"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."
― Mahatma Gandhi

And so Kaushal Vikas Kendra of, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) was : inaugurated on Sunday at Mangaluru...

"What you believe can change your experience."

"It's time to stop grouping up and complaining about all our estrogen deficient symptoms and demand real answers and plenty of estrogen." - Marie Hoag MBA

POI may show symptoms of menopause in early 30s


Dr Sagarika Agarwal, IVF Expert, Indira IVF Hospital, New Delhi.

NEW DELHI,  FEBRUARY 11 :
The onset of menopause usually occurs around the age of 40, but some women may have those symptoms of irregular menstruation in their early 30’s. This is known as Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).

Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) is the most common treatment for POI that gives the body the estrogen and other hormones that ovaries are not making. HRT is usually a combination of an estrogen and a progestin (form of progesterone.) to regain her menstrual cycle along with improving sexual health. Progesterone is taken along with estrogen to balance out its effect on the lining of the womb, which even decreases risk of endometrial cancer.

DG, SCOPE addresses  women employees of PSUs


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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 11 :
Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) under the aegis of SCOPE, organized its  27th National Meet in Nagpur on Saturday which was attended by over 700 women employees of public sector enterprises from across the nation.

IFCI posts  net loss of Rs 45.17 crore

The company registers net profit of Rs 154.33 crore Q3 of previous fiscal. 


Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 11:
STATE-RUN term lender  IFCI registered standalone net loss of Rs 45.17 crore for third quarter ended December 31, 2016  (Q3FY’17) on higher provisions for bad loans and decline in income.

The company registered a net profit of Rs 154.33 crore during the October-December period of previous fiscal. 

The total income decreased to Rs 635.55 crore for the quarter ended December 2016 from Rs 947.15 crore for the same quarter year ago.


There were write-offs and provisions for non-performing assets (NPAs) to the tune of Rs 139.87 crore during the quarter, a sharp jump from Rs 48.50 crore a year ago, the company said. Net income from operations came down to Rs 569.44 crore from Rs 891.17 crore in year-ago period.

GAIL 9 - month PAT up 133 % to Rs 3,243 cr


PBT for third quarter up 61 %, PAT up 46 % to Rs 983 cr

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 :: GAIL (India) registered a 133 per cent increase in profit after tax (PAT) for the first nine months of financial year 2016-17 over the corresponding period last year with the PAT increasing to Rs 3,243 crore from Rs.1,394 crore.

AAI's Pune airport achieves the highest ASQ Rating

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) got report of ACI-ASQ survey for Quarter-IV (October-December) 2016 for 11 airports.

PowerGrid signs agreement with
Norwegian Centre of Expertise

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 : Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid) has signed a memorandum of co-operation (MoC) with Norwegian Centre of Expertise (NCE) – Smart Energy Markets.

AAI terminates land contract with Hotel Leela Venture

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 09 : Airports Authority of India (AAI) has terminated the land contract with Hotel Leela Venture.

Hotel Leela Venture is running a five star hotel on the plots of land leased to it by the Airports Authority of India near CSI Airport, Mumbai. The total area of plot allotted by AAI is 29000 sqm. through different agreements.

"My enemies are worms, cool days, and most of all woodchucks."
― Henry David Thoreau

GoI gears up for National Deworming Day
to tackle worm infections in children

Thesynegyonline Health Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 09 : In order to combat the public health threat of intestinal worm infections in children aged 1-19, the Government of India is observing the third annual National Deworming Day on February 10 2017. A mop-up day will be held on February 15, to deworm any child who could not be dewormed on National Deworming Day.+

"Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are 'patches of Godlight' in the woods of our experience." - C.S. Lewis 00ff33 66ccff ffff99 00ffcc
 

Prabhakar Singh assumes charge
of Director (Projects), PowerGrid

 

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 08 :Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you--it's a wall that an active you runs up against."
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Mr. Prabhakar Singh, has taken over the charge of Director (Projects) of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (POWERGRID). Earlier , Mr Singh was an Executive Director of Northern Region-1 of PowerGrid

BHEL 9-month turnover up
19 % to Rs 18,966 crore

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEWE DELHI, FEBRUARY O8 :
Maintaining the positive trend of healthy growth achieved in FY 2016-17, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has reported the third straight quarter of growth in the current fiscal. In the first nine months of the fiscal the company saw its turnover grow by 19 per cent to Rs.18,966 crore, and posted a profit before tax of Rs.359 crore as against a loss of Rs.1903 crore in the corresponding nine-month period in the previous year.

LaCie launches Thunderbolt 3
Portfolio for creative professionals

Thesynergyonline Digital Bureau

NEW DELHI, India, FEBRUARY 08 :
LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, launched the LaCie® 12big Thunderbolt™ 3 and 6big Thunderbolt 3 aimed at helping video professionals excel with ultra high-resolution footage.

PNB Q3 net profit increases 4-fold by 306 % to
Rs 207 cr ; net NPA declines to Rs.34, 994 crore

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 07 :
The gross non-performing asset (NPA) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) has reduced from Rs.55818 crore in March 2016 to Rs 55628 crore in December 2016. The net NPA of the bank which was Rs.35, 423 crore as on March, 2016 has also come down to Rs 34, 994 crore on account of continued pace of recovery.

MRPL posts for Q3 PAT of Rs 566 crore ;
Rs 1700 crore for 9- month period

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau


NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 07 : Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) achieved a throughput of 4.35 mmt for the Q3 FY 2016-17 as against 3.82 mmt in Q3 FY 2015-16. The increase in throughput is on account of sustained operations in the third quarter.

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.”
― James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist: Great Bicycling Scenes in Literature

 

PCRA holds cyclothon to promote fuel-less transport

Thesynergyonline Sports Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 06 :
"So there is something perhaps more difficult to conceive of, sometimes born of resignation and sometimes not- a life in which not getting it is the point and not the problem; in which the project is to learn how not to ride the bicycle, how not to understand the poem. Or to put it the other way round, this would be a life in which getting it – the will to get it, the ambition to get it – was the problem; in which wanting to be an accomplice didn't take precedence over making up one's mind." - Adam Phillips, Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

And so a cyclothon was organized at India Gate as a part of 'Saksham 2017' – an initiative by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and oil and gas sector PSUs....


 

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