UL and CNN-IBN launch India Demands Safety Standards series  















UL and CNN-IBN launch India Demands Safety Standards series




Bangalore, February 5, 2016:  UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization and CNN-IBN, India’s leading English news channel, today announced the launch of “India Demands Safety Standards”, an editorial-led multi-pronged initiative that showcases the importance of safety Standards across various verticals.

The campaign is designed at raising consumer awareness on the advantages of safety-compliant products/ devices & technology vis-à-vis non-certified alternatives across varied categories such as toys, electronic devices, medical equipments and even the buildings.

The first chapter of this initiative will focus on the Healthcare sector, throwing light on the safety regulations and standardization of medical devices and equipment that the industry must follow to ensure safety of the patients as well as the individuals operating it. A special meet on Safer Healthcare will be held in New Delhi on Tuesday, February 9th 2016 at The Oberoi, 6:30 PM onwards and will have the industry leaders from various companies attend the event.

The event will be addressed by Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman, Medanta-The Medicity and Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals & VP, CII. This will be followed by a panel discussion on ‘Safeguarding Public Health through Effective Regulation of Medical Devices’ joined by various experts such as Dr Ashok Seth (Chairman, Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute), Mr. K L Sharma (Joint-Secretary, Ministry of Health), Mr. Milan Rao (President & CEO – India & South Asia, GE Healthcare) and Mr. Upayan Sen Gupta (VP & GM, UL Life & Health) on the panel.

About UL:

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com


About Network 18:

TV18 Broadcast Limited [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST] (“TV18”) is a part of Network18 Group. Network18 Group is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary, TV18, the group operates news channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-IBN and IBN7. TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels such as Colors, Colors HD, Rishtey, MTV India, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s filmed entertainment business. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel – CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel – IBN Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the ETV umbrella and five regional entertainment channels under the Colors brand. The group also operates a 24 hour an Indian news channel in English – News18 India, targeting global audiences. TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform ‘content asset monetization’ entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties.

For more information, log on towww.network18online.com 

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