Esha Gupta to endorse ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’
30th June, 2016: Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, one of India’s most trusted jewellery houses, renowned for diamonds, gold, polki and kundan jewellery, and one of the early pioneers of colored diamonds, announces the most elegant and desirable Bollywood star Esha Gupta as its new brand ambassador.
Cherishing the importance of heritage, style and innovation and upholding a lineage of over 65 glorious years Hazoorilal is synonymous with couture, traditional & contemporary jewellery and has earned admiration for crafting masterpieces of rare beauty & timeless elegance. Hazoorilal was also among the first jewellery houses to introduce certified diamonds to their clientele. Today Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang is also the only brand in India to present the Lily Cut and Orchidea Cut diamond which are truly one of their kind pieces.
Talking about the association, Sandeep Narang, Managing Director and Chief Designer of ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’ said, “The new campaign has Esha Gupta as our brand ambassador. Her amazing beauty, style, sparkle, poise, grace and sincerity encapsulates everything that we showcase through our collections and our tagline depicts – Every piece a master piece”.
Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang is one of the most trusted jewellery houses in Delhi their oldest store located in Greater Kailash- Part 1 and now branch in ITC Maurya Hotel. With a state-of-the-art revamped art look reflecting European modern look, the flagship store of ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’ has been located in Greater Kailash for over three decades.
Speaking on the association, Bollywood actress, Esha Gupta said, “It has been an absolute pleasure and I’m really excited to be the face of ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’. The most exciting part of this association is that you get to wear all this beautiful jewellery and get all excited and dream about your wedding and wait for that day to come. So I know where my wedding jewellery is coming from and that has to be ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’.”
‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’ designs have been seen on the international red carpet at both the Oscars and the BAFTAs. Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford and Actor Regina King are some of the international celebrities who have graced the red carpet donning their exquisite pieces. The heritage of Hazoorilal patrons also narrates the tales of aristocracy with prestigious clientele that include The Royal Families of Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.
About Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang:
For over 65 years Hazoorilal has been a jeweller who has cherished the importance of heritage, style and innovation. The brand Hazoorilal was founded by Hazoorilal Narang in the year of India’s independence. Moving in from Lahore Hazoorilal Narang came to Delhi in 1947.
With an eye for detail and understanding a woman’s desire for seeking a design that has international sensibility, Hazoorilal was one of the first jewellers to open a store in Defence Colony, South Delhi from where he moved to Greater Kailash (Part 1, M Block market) store residing over three decades and is still home to the Hazoorilal. ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang‘ has another store at ITC Maurya Hotel and are soon opening their third store in DLF Emporio.
7th July 2016, Bangalore: ELCINA (Electronic Industries Association of India), along with Cyient and other key Industry Players such as BEL, HAL, C-DOT and Centum Electronics today announced SES 2016 to be held on 7th & 8th July 2016 at the BIEC.
The event would be inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Minister for Defence, Government of India. The Raksha Mantri would be accompanied by key officials including Dr. Ajay Kumar, Addl Secretary, DeitY, Dr. G Sateesh Reddy, SA to Raksha Mantri, CMD, HAL and BEL.
The Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Subrata Saha and Padma Vibhushan, Dr. VK Aatre would also be gracing the event on 8th July, Chairing key conference sessions.
Some of the highlight sessions during the course of the 2 days would be topics such as Opportunities for Defence Industries under “Make in India Program”, Indigenization, Role of Academia & Electronic SME’s Clusters, Strategic Partners for Defence & Aerospace Programs to name a few.
The sessions would be chaired by current and former dignitaries from Ministry of Defence, Dept. of Electronics, Govt of India, C-DOT, DRDO, DEAL, HAL, BEL, and IIT Madras.
Talking to media Mr. Vikram Desai, President, ELCINA said “SES is a timely initiative as government has made its intention amply clear to enhance domestic value addition in this sector by active participation and investments by foreign as well as domestic companies. The role of Indian Companies & MNC’s is vital to achieve this objective and one of the goals of SES is to encourage the same by Policy advocacy and enabling closer cooperation between Indian and Foreign companies.”
“The demand of electronics products and systems in India is expected to grow to USD 400 Billion by 2020. At the conventional rate of growth of domestic production, it would only be possible to meet demand of about USD 100 Billion by 2020. Although the government attaches high priority to electronics and IT hardware manufacturing, its efforts have not led to a substantial impact owing to various policy restrictions.” Shared Mr Subhash Goyal, Past President ELCINA.
“Growth of electronics manufacturing in the country is being hampered due to lack of reliable power, high cost of finance, poor logistics and infrastructure and ELCINA is trying to provide a supportive eco-system through enabling development of Electronic Manufacturing Clustering and rectifying policy problems. Strengthening the presently weak components manufacturing base and encouraging targeted and proactive R&D are two other key challenges that need to be addressed,” further added Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA.
SES is a yearly event that focuses on the Small & Medium industry and acts as a platform to bring together the government, defence organisations, private and public sector companies to have a role in catering to the country’s growing defence capability. It is a two-day event that also features an exhibition and conference that will focus on land, aerospace and naval systems along with homeland security.
Electronic Industries Association of India was established in 1967 as the first industry association supporting electronics hardware, when India’s Electronics industry was still in its infancy. Since then, Electronic Industries Association of India has established itself as an interactive forum for electronics and IT manufacturers. Electronic Industries Association of India actively interacts with the government and advises it on policy and business environment issues. It networks with technical institutions and business support organisations in India and abroad to enable business expansion and information dissemination on technical developments. With greater liberalisation, Electronic Industries Association of India’s focus has shifted to professional and value-added services to the Electronics Community.
Electronic Industries Association of India focuses on promoting manufacture of:
• Electronic Components
• Industrial/professional electronics
• Defence/strategic electronics
• Electronic Manufacturing Services
• Other expanding areas in electronics such as Medical, Automobile, Electronic Design, Embedded Systems and more.
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Bangalore, India, 29th June 2016 — After nearly a decade of “doing more with less,” government CIOs remain under pressure to further optimize IT and business costs while leading digital innovation in the public sector, according to Gartner, Inc. Government CIOs face organizational and cultural challenges that are barriers to harnessing the synergistic potential of social, mobile, data analytics, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive transformational change.
Rick Howard, research vice president at Gartner, said legacy silos of systems, data and processes reinforce “business as usual” practices and behaviors that limit government participation in broader partner ecosystems capable of supporting fully digital end-to-end citizen services.
“In the digital service economy, government must make strategic investments in IT or risk perpetuating suboptimal business and service models that are financially unsustainable in the long term,” said Mr. Howard. “Government CIOs who are too slow to adopt the technology innovations that are transforming private sector service industries will increase business risk and cost, while compromising the mission of their organizations.”
Spending by national, federal and local governments worldwide on technology products and services is forecast to grow slightly by 0.3 percent to $430.1 billion in 2016, growing to $476.1 billion by 2020. This is a turnaround after a 5.2 percent decrease in 2015.
To enable government transformation initiatives, Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies in 2016 and provides recommendations to CIOs and IT leaders regarding adoption and benefits. It is not a list of what government CIOs spend the most time or money on, rather it is a list of strategic technologies that Gartner recommends they should have a plan for in 2016.
1) Digital Workplace
The government workforce is increasingly populated with digitally literate employees, from frontline workers to top-level executives. The digital workplaceis a business strategy to boost employee engagement and agility through a more consumerized work environment. The digital workplace promotes collaborative work styles; supports decentralized, mobile work environments; and embraces employees’ personal choice of technologies.
2) Multichannel Citizen Engagement
Delivering an effective citizen experience requires a holistic approach to the citizen: (1) using data to capture and understand the needs and desires of the citizen; (2) leveraging effective social media and communications to actively engage citizens; (3) allowing the citizen to engage on his or her own terms; (4) understanding the citizen’s preferred engagement channels; (5) affording seamless transitions among channels; and (6) ultimately delivering a more satisfying set of citizen interactions. Adopting a citizen-centric information management strategy with multichannel citizen engagement opportunities will deliver quantifiable benefits.
3) Open Any Data
Open any data in government results from “open by default” or “open by preference” governance policies and information management practices. These make license-free data available in machine-readable formats to anyone who has the right to access it without any requirement for identification or registration. Open data is published as collected at the source (“raw”) at the lowest granularity, as determined by privacy, security or data quality considerations. Open data is accessible with open APIs and is not subject to any trademark or copyright.
4) Citizen e-ID
As government becomes more digitalized, digital identity will need to become more reliable in order to serve as the core for all digital transactions. Citizen electronic identification (e-ID) refers to the orchestrated set of processes and technologies managed by governments to provide a secure domain to enable citizens to access these core resources or services. Governments should require online authentication and identity proofing, because in-person verification methods are becoming outdated for offering citizens integrated and seamless access to resources and services. This “no wrong door” business model must be able to associate each citizen with one unique and persistent identifier within the bounds of what is culturally acceptable and legally permissible.
5) Analytics Everywhere
Analytics is the collection and analysis of data to provide the insight that can guide actions to increase organizational efficiency or program effectiveness. The pervasive use of analytics at all stages of business activity and service delivery — analytics everywhere — allows leading government agencies toshift from the dashboard reporting of lagging indicators to autonomous business processes and business intelligence (BI) capabilities that help humans make better context-based decisions in real time.
6) Smart Machines
In practice, smart machines are a diverse combination of digital technologies that do what we once thought only people could do. While capabilities are evolving rapidly, it already includes deep neural networks, autonomous vehicles, virtual assistants and smart advisors that interact intelligently with people and other machines. Government IT leaders must explore smart machines as enhancements to existing business practices, and possibly as foundations for new public services or ways of accomplishing business goals altogether.
7) Internet of Things
The IoT is the network of physical objects (fixed or mobile) that contains embedded technology to communicate, monitor, sense or interact with multiple environments. The IoT architecture operates in an ecosystem that includes things, communication, applications and data analysis, and is a critical enabler for digital business applications in all private-sector and public-sector industries. The business use cases and adoption rate by government agencies vary according to service domain or program mission. Government business models are emerging that take advantage of the IoT; for example, pay-for-use or subscription-based taxation models, smart waste bin collection on city streets, and the remote monitoring of elderly patients in assisted-living settings.
8) Digital Government Platforms
Governments face constant pressure to improve service delivery and save costs. Digital platforms reduce effort and facilitate user-centric design. These platforms deliver services such as payments, identity management and verification, reusable application services and notifications (for example, SMS and email) that are commonly used across multiple domains. Globally, governments are taking a platform approach to simplify processes, improve citizen interaction and reduce expenditure.
9) Software-Defined Architecture
Software-defined architecture (SDA) inserts an intermediary between the requester and the provider of a service so that the service can change more dynamically — in other words, it is the IT equivalent of changing the tires while the car is moving. Adding a layer of software to abstract and virtualize networks, infrastructure or security has proved to be a useful way of deploying and utilizing infrastructure. Applying the same technique to software architecture improves the manageability and agility of the code so that the organization can respond to the fluidity requirements of digital government and the IoT. Some government organizations have begun implementing software-designed infrastructure (SDI), but most are still operating in traditional data centers.
10) Risk-Based Security
The cybersecurity threat environment is constantly evolving, but it represents only one dimension of a complex, multifaceted set of threats and risks. Government CIOs must adopt a threat-aware, risk-based security approach that allows governments to make knowledgeable and informed decisions about risks in a holistic fashion, allowing for a wiser allocation of resources; more sound decisions about risks and their impacts on government missions, operations, assets and people; and engagement of senior leadership in risk-based decisions.
Four new trends emerged in 2016 with the potential to significantly benefit government performance within the next three to five years. Analytics everywhere, smart machines, software-defined architecture andrisk-based security will each challenge governance, human resources management, sourcing and financing practices.
“Many of these technology trends change business models in ways that need to be reflected in more modern policies, especially those related to privacy or regulation,” said Mr. Howard. “CIOs will need to be front and center in providing advice to policymaking bodies and working with industry experts who can consult on options and impacts.”
More information is available to Gartner clients in the report: “The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for Government in 2016.”
Additional analysis on government IT trends will be provided during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and other senior IT executives. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerSYM.
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South Zone Competition held at Prestige Lakeside Habitat, Whitefield.
– Ramesh Baral & Indrajit Mahato were announced as the winners in Bricklaying and Amul Sheikh & Shankar Roy in Wall & Floor Tiling
Bangalore, 29th June 2016: CREDAI flagged – off the South Zone competition for the event India Skills 2016/World Skill Competition 2017, today at CREDAI member developer site. Mr. Irfan Razak inaugurated the event, with Jitendra Thakker
as the Guest of honour. The competition was conducted by CREDAI’s Associate Partners, Kushal & Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC). Mr. Kavish Thakwani and Gladwin formed the Jury for this prestigious competition.
Ramesh Baral & Indrajit Mahato were announced as the winners in Bricklaying out of 22 participants and Amul Sheikh & Shankar Roy in Wall & Floor Tiling out of 22 participants for the South zone. The winners were awarded with a certificate of recognition and reward money worth Rs. 2000 per person. The regional competitions are being held across the 4 zones. The winners from each zone (4 zones in all) will climb up to compete at the National level competition to be held in Kushal, Pune on the 3rd and 4th of July. 2 workers from each skill set (i.e. 8 in all) will be nominated to the India Skill Competition to be held in Kanpur on 15thof July in the presence of the Hon’ble Prime Minster of India, Shri. Narendra Modi. The winners of the India Skills event will then be trained by CREDAI at Kushal for the World Skills Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and will be awarded Rs 1 Lakh each as prize money.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jitendra Thakker, Chairman – Skills Development Committee, CREDAI, said “The participants get plenty of encouragement to improve their skill sets by undergoing this training and appear for the competitions held at the regional, national and international levels. The courses offered address from the worker to the owner where contractors and managers are also provided with training in management, administration. It thus reaches beyond merely improving labour skills. This year about 27000 labourers were trained and also certified.”
Referring to Parsuraman, a mason who went past the regional and national level competitions to win the World Skill award, Thakker further added, “Such achievements motivate other labourers to follow suit, receive training and excel. This current venture is bound to see a sea change in the coming years in the productivity and performance of the labour force and the quality of work rendered.”
Mr. Irfan Razack, CMD – Prestige Group and Chairman – CREDAI National, said, “We are delighted to be associated with this initiative and showcase our support to CREDAI and NSDC towards their mission of making India the Skills Capital of the world. These competitions provide an opportunity to these workers to showcase their talent and represent India at an international platform, which is one-of-a-kind for them.”
When Mr. R. Nagaraj Reddy, Chairman, CREDAI, Karnataka, was asked about his thoughts on the event, he said “The primary factor we are concerned with is quality, more than the quantity of workers. To implement this we have had a competition to determine their level of skill, and to test their employment capabilities. ”
Lauding the efforts of NSDC, he added, “This initiative of CREDAI with NSDC will not only improve the skill sets of the labour force, enabling them to offer quality work, increasing their productivity as well as improving the efficiency of their performance, in turn making them more employable; it will also increase their confidence and self-esteem, creating better citizens.”
Speaking on the training given to the labour force under the aegis of NSDC, Jagadish Babu President CREDAI Karnataka said, “CREDAI Karnataka is working at setting up training centres in its nine city Chapters to offer training to the labour force. These training centres will be run by the local Chapters where the labourers will be given on the site training. This will be a continuous ongoing program happening through the year.”
CREDAI entered in the world of skill development with its flagship program “Kushal” in 2011. Since, then CREDAI has been focussing a lot in skill training of construction workers. Taking cognizance of CREDAI’s commitment towards developing the skill of construction workers, PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL) associated with it for upscaling the construction workers under its CSR initiative. With the support and trust of PNBHFL CREDAI is expanding skill training of construction workers across India. So far CREDAI has trained more than 27000 construction workers.
Established in 1999, The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India better known as CREDAI is the apex body for private real estate developers in India, representing over 11,500 developers through24 states and 159 city chapters across the country. CREDAI has organized the industry and is accepted as trusted partner with Government representatives, policy makers, investors, finance companies and consumers.