Friday, August 12, 2016

World’s biggest furniture retailer #Ikea to open its first store in #Hyderabad India, investing Rs.700 cr.

Its second store will come up in Mumbai and plans to open 25 stores in nine Indian cities.

#Mitsubishi UFJ & Akshaya Patra to provide free mid-day meals to over 35,000 children in #Telengana

Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), and Akshaya Patra Foundation took the first step to build a full-fledged kitchen in Narsingi, by laying the foundation stone for the building on 11 August, 2016. The Narsingi Kitchen will be providing mid-day meals to over 35,000 children in Telengana from the next academic year.


In June 2016, the Bank had announced about its MOU with The Foundation to support the mid-day meal program as part of its CSR initiative. Under this MoU, MUFG has pledged INR 105.1 million to fund the construction of a new centralised kitchen to cater to government schools in Ranga Reddy District, near Hyderabad, Telangana. The kitchen is expected to be operational by the next academic year (2017-18).

Shri Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, Unit President, The Akshaya Patra Foundation expressed, “We are happy to inform that The Akshaya Patra Foundation is collaborating with Japan's banking giant to build first class social infrastructure in the new state of Telangana. With the support of the Government and BTMU we will be feeding 35,000 children. The MDM scheme is a great initiative to bring children back to school in Telangana.”

Thursday, August 11, 2016

10 Km Coonoor Hill Walker to raise funds for the less fortunate sections of the society

Coonoor Hillwalker is a Global Charity Walk jointly organized by Omashram Trust, Bangalore and Kathirvel Nagammal Trust, Coonoor .


Participants need to walk/run the 10 km distance within 3 hours. It is a not a competition and so, walkers/runners need not compete with one another. However, the challenge is about the walkers/runners finishing the entire walk/run within the given time.

Coonoor Hillwalker is organized with an objective of raising support:-

  •  To educate the Tribal children in the Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  •  To build a permanent Residential Unit ( Old Age Home) for the Abandoned Elderly at Omashram Trust-Old Age Care, Bangalore, India.

Life Health Foods launches Almond Fresh India with Brett Lee

Rohit Bhagat, Business Head, Life Health Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, “Almond Fresh is an innovative and nutritious health beverage from the stable of Life Health Foods. Traditionally, almonds have always been popular in our culture for their richness and nutritive value. We are sure almond milk will also earn a deserving spot on the Indian breakfast table. Low in calories and rich in calcium,Almond Fresh with its fabulous taste will appeal to a rising segment of health conscious Indians. With the launch of this product, we hope to move a step forward in creating healthy future generations of India”.


Life Health Foods International sells products around the world, with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, India and the United Kingdom.Almond Fresh presently is available in Natural, Chocolate and Vanilla flavors in 200 ml and 1l formats.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

UL & JGI Group set up state-of-the-art Fire Testing Lab in Bangalore, investing Rs.15 cr.

JGI Group will operate the facility and provide manpower, while UL will be the technical partner contributing to the know-how, training, equipment, leadership and ‘Qualification/Recognition’. UL will further facilitate year-round training and certification programs, both web based and offline, along with workshops for industry, academia and government agencies.
More than 100 foam tests, sprinkler and spray nozzle tests and dry chemical powder tests have been conducted at the fire testing facility so far.The new  fire lab has 13 m high roof for testing fire related products like fire fighting foams, different classes of fire extinguishers and sprinklers as per UL and Indian standards.


Commenting on this milestone for the JGI Group, its founder chairman, Dr. Chenraj Roychand said, “This collaboration is an important accomplishment and we are honored to be the first organization in India to partner with UL to develop a world class fire testing facility which is expected to accelerate innovation in developing new fire suppression products and serve the industry.”
JGI Group operates 85 educational institutions with 51,600 students and 6,450 employees across 64 campuses across India.
“Our tie up with the JGI Group will enable us to bring our safety mission to India and also provide our testing expertise to the students and the community, ” said Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director, UL South Asia.UL has around 11,000 professionals globally on its payroll.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

'Self-styled' cow vigilantism is not tolerable : PM #Modi



Some people are running a business the name of gau raksha or cow vigilantism I feel so angry, said PM Modi distancing his party and government from growing instances of cow vigilantism.


Friday, August 5, 2016

#Bangalore city gears up for Startup Cricket League

Some of the well established startups from Bangalore playing the Cricket League are CitrusPay, BHive Workspace, Nestaway, NoBroker, Happay,Furlenco, MintM, Zipgo, Spoyl, Peersome, Azuga, Perk.com, PromptCloud, FaveoHelpdesk, KinsmanSolutions and Aavishk.

Brigade Enterprises Q1 net at Rs. 22.2 cr. down 12%



Bengaluru based real estate developer Brigade Enterprises has reported 12% year on year decline in its Q1 consolidated net profit. Its Q1 PAT stood at Rs. 22.2 cr vis-a-vis Rs. 25.3 cr. Its total consolidated revenue for the quarter ended June 2016 rose 6% to Rs 466.4 cr.