Pearson launches ‘Acadmix’ – the world-class academic e-Bookstore for learners in India

Bangalore, September 30, 2016:  In keeping with its commitment to offer high-quality learning material to students, Pearson, the world’s leading learning company today launched a world-class academic ebookstore –Acadmix – for Indian learners.


Having a comprehensive repository of over 10,000 national and international academic e-books, Acadmix offers world-class multi-publisher content to address the requirements of learners in the classroom. The integrated platform offers a one-stop solution to learners for all their academic needs including content from Pearson and other top publishers such as Arihant, Laxmi Publications, Nirali, IB Library among others.


The platform provides learning content across various subject areas, such as K-12, Engineering, Business and Economics, Competitive Examinations, Computer Science, Medical Sciences, Professional & Trade, Nursing & Healthcare and Sciences.


In addition to providing perfect fidelity to the printed text books, Acadmix provides ‘Learning on the Go’ by enabling access through desktops, laptops and smartphones (IOS/Android/ Windows).  Acadmix offers multiple features for the ease of learners, such as:


–        Personalised login with features like bookmarks, highlights and notes

–        Personal bookshelf displayfor each user, which contains all the subscribed eBooks in an easy-to-find thumbnail view

–        Ease of readability through analogous layout and design,intuitive navigationenhanced searchability and personalised two-color highlighting among others

–        Cross-references and hotspot links to easily locate the various elements of the text

–        Online and offline readingto enable continues learning even without an internet connection


Announcing the launch of Acadmix, Mr. Vikas Singh, Business Head and Vice President, Pearson India said,“With technological advancements and globalisation, the world has become a connected classroom today.  Learners from around the world are increasingly embracing the use of digital platforms, particularly e-books to acquire learning. Being the world’s largest learning organisation, Pearson understands the evolving needs of learners and accordingly has introduced an innovative learning model that brings world-class content from renowned national and international publishers to a common integrated platform. We are confident that Acadmix will ensure continuous learning even beyond the four walls of the classroom.”


The potential of the platform is reflective in the phenomenal response received from top-league institutes during the pilot phase. Some of those are IIM Rachi, IIM Lucknow, IIM Calcutta, IIM Shilong, IIM Kozikote, Xavier School of Management, National Institute of Technology and Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning among others.


Commenting on the usefulness of the platform, Mr. Ajith Kumar J, Professor (Production, Operation and Decision Sciences), XLRI Xavier School of Management, said,“Pearson’s eBooks are really valuable resources for anyone looking to get instant access to courseware power-packed with features that facilitate teaching and learning.”


“Pearson’s e-Book gives students a handy alternative of carrying a print book, as they can be downloaded in devices. As a faculty, I am able to recommend an international edition & it was made available instantly. Pearson’s initiative of e-book is truly commendable.” said Dr. Arindam Mukherjee, IIM-Ranchi.


As per the “Nielsen India Book Market Report 2015: Understanding the India Book Market”, the Indian book market is expected to touch Rs 739 billion by 2020. An increase in internet penetration and reach of electronic devices is expected to significantly contribute towards the growth of digital publishing market as well. This is reflective of tremendous growth opportunities in the segment. 



About Pearson:


Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 70 countries. From K-12 ,test preparation and higher education to professional qualifications, Pearson’s books & publications, curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools, testing & assessment programs and integrated services help people of all ages make measurable progress in their lives through learning.


Pearson’s work spans through three core verticals – a) K-12 , b) Higher education and test preparation and c) Vocational and professional education. Established in India since 1998, Pearson has introduced its wide range of products and services in top notch educational institutes as well as directly to the learners.


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The Leader in Diabetes Care enters Bengaluru




Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre launches its first Diabetes Centre in Bengaluru


Bengaluru, 30thSeptember, 2016: With a need to curb the ever growing Diabetes, the centre for excellence in Diabetes Care in India, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre made a grand entry into Bengaluru today with the launch of its first Diabetes Centre in Indira Nagar. The Guest of Honour, Sri. B. N. S. Reddy, Inspector General of Police inaugurated the Diabetes Centre along with Smt. Reeth Abraham, Arjuna Awardee and Co-Founder of Clean Sports India and Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman and Chief Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre.


Since its inception in 1991, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Centre proactively offers personal and holistic approach to Diabetes management that includes lifestyle changes and dietary regulations. With over 25 years of expertise, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre is the only Diabetes Centre in India which has established an in-house Diabetes research wing, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF). MDRF, set up in the year 2008, aims to bring Research on Diabetes and related complications into practice.


Being the first ‘one-stop’ comprehensive diabetes treatment facility, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre, with an expertise of 25 years offers one step solutions to the patients. With an aim to cover the multidisciplinary treatment in a single structure, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre offers Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetes Eye Unit, Nutrition and Dietetics, Patient Education, Diabetes Footwear and Food products under one roof. The tailored Diabetes Care approach enables the patients with comfort to avail investigations, consultations, stress management and counselling services on diets from seasoned doctors.


Commenting on occasion, Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre said, “A recent study suggests that 125 million Indians are to likely to become victims of Diabetes by 2035 and currently 26.5 percent of Bangalore population is already Diabetic. It is important to understand that unless changes are made in lifestyle and food habits, Diabetes will severely impact the quality of life and productivity of an individual. Managing Diabetes is not a science, it is an art. We at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre strive to offer excellence in Diabetes Care by bringing together face to face consultation, enhanced expertise and optimised research under one roof.”


Sri. B. N. S. Reddy, Inspector General of Police said, “I’m glad to be a part of the grand inauguration of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre’s first branch in Bangalore and I wish them all the success in their future endeavours. Diabetes is a disorder and not a disease; it can be managed with an improvement in the lifestyle and changes in dietary patterns along with regular monitoring and checkups.”



About Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre:

Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre is a diabetes specialty hospital chain founded in the year 1991 headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the India’s leading diabetes care providers offering complete diabetic services. Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre now has 21 diabetes centers and clinics in southern India (9 centers in Chennai, 2 centers in Vellore, 3 centers in Hyderabad and 1 centre each in Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry, Chunampet, Vijayawada and Bhubaneswar) and 1 international centre at Muscat in Oman and over 400,000 diabetic patients have been registered at these centers. The company specializes in Total Diabetic Care, Diabetic Eye Care, Diabetes Foot Care services, Diabetic Cardiac Care, Diabetic Dental Care, Preventive Care, Diet counselling and an advanced laboratory.


Heler Skin Hair & Lifestyle” Opens its First Clinic in Bengaluru



Launching for the First time in the country, a clinic that heals you from skin, hair and life-style disorder

Bengaluru 30th September:  RINAFIHEALDA Health Care Pvt Ltd opens it’s first center Heler Skin Hair & Lifestyle Clinic at CMH Road.  Heler is a “state-of-the-art” tertiary care non-invasive Dermatology & Aesthetic clinic for men women and children, which offer complete solutions for all skin, hair and intimate disorders.  

Heler is a unique facility offering some of “The First Services” in India like Web Consultation and Vulvo Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation.

Heler’s offer a complete array of Dermatology Medical Aesthetics and Lifestyle procedures. Heler is extremely proud to announce its initiation in the development of a software, Web-Consultation. An extremely engaging and simple way of consulting with your preferred Doctor, remotely. We are very clear though, this will be for conditions which do not require “touch and feel”. An extremely powerful tool in this world of busy schedules, time commitments and unpardoning traffic. We are aware of the challenges in executing this ‘first of its kind Medical Software’. We are armoured to face the challenges in real time and seek your full support in making this tool a reality.

Heler is also proud to address some of the intimate disorders like post-menopausal dryness, urinary incontinence, vaginal atrophy and hypertrophy through “FEM TOUCH” a remarkable piece of technology in the field of Non-Invasive Lasers that offers unbelievable results.

Heler focuses on Non-Surgical procedures ranging from routine peels to comprehensive laser treatments. They have a support of in-house diagnostics and pharmacy and provides un-paralleled and accessible “World Class” treatment and service in the field of aesthetics using the most advanced and latest technology, with an emphasis on highest standard of patient safety.

Dr Asif Sheik, Founder-Heler Skin Hair & Lifestyle Clinic Says  “More and more patients are being led to believe that they can pick and choose procedures on their own, with no understanding of the science behind these indications.  We, at Heler beg to differ and hence offer treatments and services based on thorough consultation, clinical knowledge and detailed interpretation of condition and expectations”

At Heler we have every reason to believe that our clients would find our services exceptionally satisfying. All our services and procedures are delivered by highly experienced professionals-including Dermatologists, Internal Medicine Specialists, Gynecologists, Urologist, Nurses and trained Aestheticians – each with at least 5 years of experience. We start with detailed analysis of your condition and expectations, optimizing services in accordance with your wishes. If you’re looking for the highest caliber of care, you’ve come to the right place. You can be sure of complete confidentiality, provided in our discreet and welcoming atmosphere.

Heler Skin Hair & Lifestyle Clinic
Shaukar’s Building, 1st Floor, 72 Binnamangala,
CMH Road, Indiranagar,Bangalore – 560046, India. 

Phone- 8880208020

Website –



Tork Motors unveils the much awaited Tork T6X: India’s first premium electric motorcycle





The Future is Electric


Bengaluru, 30th September, 2016: Tork Motors, makers of India’s first electric motorcycles unveiled the look of their first commercial motorcycle “Tork T6X” in the citytoday. Born on the race track and indigenously built as a culmination of seven years of extensive research and development, T6X has been developed ground up  as a future of mobility for the smart modern urban commuter.


Clubbed with a host of exciting features, the T6X will have many firsts to its credit in the two wheeler segment like on board navigation, storage, cloud connectivity, full digital display, quick charge and superior acceleration. It will connect with customer’s mobile device through Tork’s app to communicate its health, range, service alerts and customised riding profiles. Apart from these, the T6X boasts of a range of advanced safety features like ABS, CDS, anti-theft, geo fencing and daytime running lamp (DRL) among others.


Tork continues to further its state-of-the-art electric motorcycle technology with their signature TIROS (Tork Intuitive Response Operating System), the intelligence that will power the T6X.  Apart from analysis and compilation of data for every ride, power management, real time power consumption and range forecasts, TIROS also likes to learn how you ride.


Powered by lithium ion batteries, the T6X is engineered to travel at a top speed of 100 kmph, andruns 100 km on a single charge when plugged to a power socket. The battery can be charged upto 80% in an hour and full charge in two hours. Depending upon the usage of the bike, the battery life can last upto approximately 80,000 –1,00,000 kms.


Handcrafted with custom designed components, the T6X features advanced futuristic superbike styling, sporty graphics and aggressive design elements_. The only one moving part ensures least possible corrosion, wear and tear, sound or vibration and lightweight structure resulting in superior acceleration.

T6X will be introduced in three markets of Pune, Bangalore and Delhi in the first phase.  It will be available in three exciting colour options and can be pre-booked now at an irresistible promotional price of Rs. 1,24,999/-(company selling price)


Sharing his thoughts on their first offering for the Indian market, Mr. Kapil Shelke, Founder & Director, Tork Motors Pvt Ltd said:“Investments in smart technology, our racing pedigree and experience with electric vehicles has enabled us to refine and enhance our overall value proposition with the T6X. T6X drive train has been designed to perfection that will feature 27NM of torque, weighs less than 130 kgs coupled with tailor made components to appeal




to the urban design sensibilities while delivering the sheer thrill of driving. Powering the T6X is our signature TIROS intelligence system which will enable the rider to easily switch between customisable ride modes adjusting power delivery. The motorcycle can be tuned anywhere from sporty maverick to comfortable eco-cruiser at the touch of a button. TIROS also updates and incorporates new features automatically via the cloud, making the Tork T6X truly the smartest motorcycle on the road.”


Commenting on the overall market scenario and conducive government policy framework, Mr. Shelke further added,“Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 aims to put seven million electric and hybrid vehicles on Indian roads by 2020. This mission was further complemented by the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme announced in April last year, which will provide Rs.795 crore assistance to electronic vehicle makers till 2020. By 2030, the government is aiming to make India a 100% EV nation. As a result of these policy frameworks, the sales of electric vehicles (EV) grew by nearly 38% in the last financial year. Total EV sales for the fiscal 2015-16 stood at 22,000 units (20,000 two wheelers and 2,000 four-wheelers) as compared to 16,000 EVs sold during 2014-15, according to Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles. In addition to the conducive policy framework firing up growth in the segment, declining lithium ion battery prices that have gone down by approximately 50% over the last 3 years, has enabled us to work upon a competitive price point for T6X. We are looking at selling close to 5,000-10,000 units each year for the first three years.”



Tork Motors is working towards building a robust charging infrastructure in the target markets. Currently the brand has already set up six charging points in Pune and aims to take the number to 100 by December 2016 in Pune.





Technical Specifications:TorkT6X



Motor and performance

Motor type

Brushless DC 6kW (peak)


100 k.m. per charge

Maximum torque

27 Nm

Maximum speed

Engineered for 100 kmph


Single speed

Regerative braking




Lithium Ion

Estimated charging time (80%)

60 min

Battery box

Cast aluminium IP 67


Advanced battery management system


Front Brake

Disc 267 mm

Rear Brake

Disc 220 mm

Tyre size

Tyre size front

100/80 -17

Tyre size rear

120/80 – 17

Tyre type



Wheel type


Chassis and suspension

Front suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension

Spring loaded hydraulic


Custom Trellis



Battery life

1,000 cycles

Battery capacity

72 Ah

Tail lamp


Turn signal lamp


Head lamp

12 V – 35 / 35 W


48 V


Wheel Base

1,336 mm


1,960 mm


784 mm


1,085 mm

Seat height

785 mm

Ground clearance

160 mm


130 k.g.



Fully digital touch TFT

Helmet storage


Mobile charging


GPS and navigation


Mobile app support


Anti theft


Geo fencing


Daytime running light (DRL)