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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], February 11 (ANI/NewsVoir): ABSYZ Software Consulting Services Pvt Ltd announced that its IT Services Unit had been appraised at Level-3 (V2.0) of CMMI®. CMMI is an enhanced version of the Capability Maturity Model adopted worldwide by leading Information Technology organizations as a benchmark quality standard. It provides organizations with essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.
ABSYZ was initially appraised to CMMI Level-3 in 2017 and renewed it in 2020 per benchmark V2.0. An appraisal at maturity level 3 means that the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level-3, is established and improved over time. The overall focus of CMMI V2.0 has been to make the model performance-oriented. These appraisals highlight ABSYZ’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, delivering on their specialities in Salesforce based IT consulting services and Digital transformation. The successful appraisal was performed in December 2020 by QualityWaves Benchmark LLP.
The Causal Analysis and Review (CAR), Enabling Virtual Solution Delivery (EVSD), Governance (GOV), and Peer Review (PR) are relatively new practices in CMMI level 3 V 2.0, benchmark appraisal. However, all these practices were already incorporated and further streamlined within the Organization. This ensured seamless business continuity and on-time delivery with quality.
ABSYZ is committed to building further on best practices, remaining aligned to business objectives, and building solid strategies for continual improvements. It reflects in the Customer Satisfaction scores.
CEO of ABSYZ, Anshul Jain, said, “We are extremely proud of this achievement as there are very few companies of our size who have achieved CMMI Level-3 for Services.”
SEPG Champions at ABSYZ said, “Zeal to adopt to process enhancements and deliver high-quality output has been the driving force.”
“The CMMI V2.0 appraisal underscores ABSYZ’s process maturity at scale and highlights our strong services capabilities for the digital era. This accolade is a testament to our structured approach to driving innovation, efficiency, and best practices. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers, appraisers, and employees who made this happen despite constraints like a remote working environment,” said Balesh Lakshminarayanan, Co-founder, ABSYZ.
ABSYZ Software Consulting Pvt. Ltd. is a majority-owned subsidiary of Youngsoft Inc, Michigan. Started in 2011, ABSYZ became Platinum Partner with Salesforce in 2019. The team ABSYZ boasts of 200+ strong Salesforce experts and consultants spread across the world. As a Salesforce boutique partner and system integration, ABSYZ caters to a wide range of solutions from Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Analytics, Integrations, and Custom development. A separate mobile application, UI/UX, and the digital team also cater to various complimentary services. A CMMI Level 3 company, ABSYZ adheres to strict process controls to enable an amazing and customer experience: technology, people, and process-oriented. We have numerous projects of experience in Salesforce Implementation and integration.
For more information, please visit www.absyz.com.
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Meet advocate, activist Sadik Naduthodi, always ready for weaker section of society

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Malappuram (Kerela) [India], March 3 (ANI/PNN): Have you ever wondered how come a person becomes an activist or whom to call an activist? Sadik Naduthodi is not only an advocate but also an activist who is continuously contributing to work for the weaker section of the society.
There are many incidents and steps taken by Sadik Naduthodi, that make him a person living for humanity.
Naduthodi is prominent amongst people due to his approach towards pro bono cases for the poor and the marginalised and weaker section of the society. Born in the Malappuram district of Kerala in 1969, he had a keen interest in social works and activities since childhood. He became an advocate in 1994.
He has held many positions in different organizations and played a key role too. He was the secretary of Pattarkadavu Nehru Yuva Kendra, facilitating a lot of charity and welfare activities. Not only this, Naduthodi also served as the chief patron of art and culture organisation – “Kasava” and had a leadership role in organising ‘Thilakkam 2017″.
Currently, he is a social entrepreneur and mainly focuses on helping poor students with textbooks and school materials. He also sponsors and encourages youth by identifying their talent in the field of art and sports.
Earlier, Sadik was the president of the NCHRO- a human rights facilitation committee in Malappuram. He actively intervened for human rights issues in the state of Kerala and never stepped back from taking a stand for the marginalised sections of the society, always defending those who deserved justice.
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How online poker platform StickPool is disrupting the gaming industry

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI/Digpu): The normal life of people went topsy-turvy when Coronavirus hit the world at the beginning of the year. The change that it brought in the way of living is beyond anybody’s comprehension.
In an era of maintaining social distancing, smartphones became the primary source of socializing and entertainment for quarantine life. Consequently, it came as a new opportunity for the online gaming industry. The latest data suggests that 85 per cent of online gaming takes place on mobile phones in India.
The online gaming industry is advancing at a fast pace. To kill the boredom and earning cash, people are betting big on real money games. Out of which, online poker gaming is the new quarantine routine for many skilful players amid the COVID pandemic. According to recent estimates, there is a tremendous surge in the number of online poker players with more than 3 million active poker players in India.
Incepted in 2017, Stick Pool Club – a premium poker player and India’s first-ever real-money gaming app is disrupting the online gaming market with its fascinating features. The one-stop application provides access to multiplayer real money games – 8 Ball Pool, 3D Poker and Call Break games, equipped with robust features to drive user engagement while serving them with an opportunity to earn real cash.
How Stick Pool Club’s interactive Live poker drives user engagement?
The company’s 3D Poker and Live Poker are the forerunners in the arena of the online poker industry. Understanding the present market dynamics, the company is continuing to come up with innovative formats for offering a real-time gaming experience to its users. In the past decade, it has moved from conventional 2D format to live dealer interaction that has spiked the active user-base of the app.
Recently, the company has launched its interactive poker format, the first-ever concept in any online poker platforms in the country. The format involves live models sitting in the studio to drive human interaction for amplifying user engagement. It further transforms the monotonous gaming experience and offers a real-world opportunity for an enhanced gaming experience of talking to a human directly while they play on.
Being one of the most advanced poker operators in the industry, Stick Pool Club boasts user-friendly features to converse with real players online. It includes real-world dealer’s commentary, options to exchange playful mocking gifs with opponents, club room ambience, and personalized 3D avatars. Additionally, its two-way Live Audio Video chat feature lets online players interact at the tables that increase social interaction between them. Such features have resulted in high engagement on the app – especially during the social distancing and self-isolation period.
Poker is a serious mind game, just like chess. The emergence of online poker games has made the players consider it as a real competition. To help them become the masters of the game, Stick Pool Club also provides a complete set of guidelines for the players with relevant Do’s and Don’ts to help them become pro player and make real money while playing.
Stick Pool’s Growth
The Delhi – based company is bootstrapped with a net operating profit. Since online gaming has become the new normal during the pandemic, Stick Pool Club’s Live Poker has seen a spike of around 5 times in its user base. Additionally, the company acquired a new user base who wanted to experience the game of poker during Diwali. It resulted in an increase in the average time spent per user than the regular days. Presently, the 3D and LIVE poker has a registered user base of 5M+ with an average of two games being played per second.
Stick Pool Club is one of the pioneers in the industry. It is aggressively focusing on its future business plans by strengthening its outreach and expanding footprints to Europe and the US by the end of 2021. Additionally, it is continuing to organize in-app tournaments for winning real money jackpots, setting up Pan India Leagues, and also planning to launch a real-money Rummy game.
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Are you looking for a good job and settled life in Europe? Study in Ireland to fulfil your dreams and to obtain a European PR

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI/Mediawire): The main reasons that attract the students who seek overseas higher education are higher standards of education, assured employment opportunities, possibilities to obtain permanent residency status and the posh and flamboyant lifestyle that can be thereby availed so on and so forth.
If these are your motives to seek opportunities abroad, Ireland becomes undoubtedly the first choice.
In recent years Ireland has leapt up to the top in the list of the prominent countries’ people choose for higher education. The college fees are relatively lower, and the quality of education provided is truly world-class. Ireland has many cheap and affordable accommodation options for the students and that is in fact a huge relief for most students who are worried about their living expenses in bigger cities.
The postgraduate programs in Ireland are of one-year duration. This makes it easier for the candidates as they need to shell out only one year’s tuition fee and can also obtain a post-graduation within the short span of a year.
The candidates who aspire for permanent residency and settlement post their education should carefully consider the following points. Normally, a candidate would mainly consider the factors like the easiness of obtaining admissions, low fees, and availability of parttime jobs. This approach would result in the candidate losing focus on many important points that have to be considered and thereby will end up returning to the home country after the course. The result would be debts and huge financial liabilities.
The fundamental aspect of analyzing which course to choose is to evaluate and prioritise the long-term and permanent opportunities over and above the short-term primary merits. There are many ways by which one could do this evaluation oneself without blindly relying on fake and lucrative promises.
Concerning Ireland, the immigration category named Critical Skill Work Permit is a great opportunity. Many times, the students are bound to return post the completion of their courses is because the programs that they chose lack such possibilities.

We need to realize that there are many selected courses that make the students end up obtaining jobs qualifying them to provide them with the benefits of Critical Skill Work Permits.
There are many areas of study that make you eligible for such special privileges. Nursing, Engineering, Teaching, IT, Health, Catering, Accounting, Media etc. are to name some of those.
The changes and the relaxations that came into effect in the Irish immigration laws post January 2020, provide ample opportunities for the ones looking for immigration and settlement with their family.
Ireland is the only English-speaking country in Europe post-Brexit and hence it has become the EU headquarters for thousands of multinational companies and major global corporates. This enhances the employment opportunities for qualified professionals graduating from Irish higher education institutes and colleges.
Ireland is culturally rich and blessed with abundant natural beauty. This small western European country has been placed on top among the countries with the highest GDP per capita. It is also placed among the top in the global happiness index. The country looks welcoming by all means and hence Irish higher education looks very attractive for foreign students.

There are courses in IT, Engineering & Healthcare that make the students entitled for employment opportunities with a starting salary of 32000 Euro (30 Lakh Indian Rupees) per annum and above. An aspiring candidate should primarily know how to identify these options that lead to permanent settlement and thereafter how to verify it themselves through government websites rather than relying on the information provided by consultancies and agencies.
It is unfortunate that many among us do not even know that there exist programs that lead to jobs with very attractive salaries that could lead to the fulfillment of their long-term dream of a well-settled life in Europe. People who have availed of these options often comments on how better it would have been if they were aware of such possibilities a bit earlier in their life.
Many parents would not have opted to send their children to the neighbouring states to obtain mere paper certifications if they knew that they could have availed overseas higher education with a little or no extra cost compared to what they have spent.
Most of those professionals struggle a lot in the earlier stages of their career earning only a meagre salary for many years initially in employment. The situations are not much different for the nurses who have not been successful in clearing IELTS or OET even after multiple attempts.
We can help you out by providing awareness on how to make visible progressive changes in your life and career by properly making plans for just one or two years. There are immense opportunities for the below-mentioned categories;
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Ind-Ra revises PNB Housing Finance’s NCDs to negative

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised the outlook on PNB Housing Finance’s (PNBHF’s) non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to negative from stable while affirming the rating at AA.
The size of issue is Rs 15,517 crore, down from Rs 21,897 crore earlier.
Ind-Ra said the outlook revision reflects an added uncertainty around the timing and quantum of PNBHF’s capital raising, which could be critical in view of the stress in the loan portfolio, especially on the wholesale lending. This if sustained may require stronger stress-absorbing buffers.
The additional capital is also important to provide support for PNBHF’s loan growth without significantly raising leverage.
On February 20, PNBHF said its promoter Punjab National Bank will no longer infuse capital in the company, and that it will be looking to raise Rs 1,800 crore billion through a qualified institutional placement, preferential issue, rights issue or a combination in one or more tranches.
The promoter had previously indicated that it will infuse Rs 500 crore to Rs 600 crore and was awaiting an approval from the Reserve Bank of India to complete the same.
“While the improvement in PNBHF’s valuation augurs well, the promoter’s decision to not infuse further capital raises the prospects of material dilution in its promoter’s shareholding which could have wider ramification,” said Ind-Ra.
PNBHF is among the top five players in housing finance segment with assets under management of Rs 77,700 crore at end-9M FY20. It has experience of managing the mortgage business for over three decades, which has seen multiple business cycles.
The company is geographically diversified with 94 branches in 64 cities across the country, though the four large states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh contribute 58 per cent of home loan portfolio.
Ind-Ra said the disruption in economic activities brought about by Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in rising delinquencies for PNBHF.
The proforma non-performing assets (NPAs) increased to 4.47 per cent at end-9M FY21. The pressure is higher in construction finance portfolio.
Besides, the sharp drop in bank lending rates have led to stiff competition for PNBHF in retail loan segment as outward balance transfer in its portfolio accelerated. (ANI)

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Sensex jumps by 1,148 points, Nifty closes at 15,246

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 3 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices extended early gains and closed 2.2 per cent higher on Wednesday with metal and banking stocks gaining smart margins.
The market sentiment was upbeat after an expansion of the country’s vaccination drive while easing US bond yields also boosted risk appetite.
The BSE S&P Sensex closed 1,148 points or 2.28 per cent higher at 51,445 while the Nifty 50 surged by 327 points or 2.19 per cent to 15,246.
Except for Nifty auto which slid by 0.6 per cent, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green with Nifty metal up by 3.3 per cent, PSU bank by 3.1 per cent and private bank by 2.7 per cent.
Among stocks, Tata Steel rose by 5.3 per cent to Rs 774.80 per share while Hindalco and JSW Steel moved up by 3.9 per cent and 3.2 per cent respectively.
Index heavyweight Reliance Industries advanced by 4.8 per cent to close at Rs 2,207.10 per share. Bajaj Finserv was up by 4.9 per cent, Bajaj Finance by 4.2 per cent, ICICI Bank by 3.5 per cent and SBI Life by 3.1 per cent.
However, auto stocks skidded with Hero MotoCorp down by 1.5 per cent to Rs 3,422.00 per share. Bajaj Auto and Maruti Suzuki slipped by 1.1 per cent each, Mahindra & Mahindra by 1 per cent and Eicher Motors by 0.05 per cent.
Ircon International was down by 6.9 per cent to Rs 91.10 per share as the offer for sale opened for up to 16 per cent government stake at a floor price of Rs 88 per share in the railway PSU.
Meanwhile, Asian shares edged higher as investors shrugged off concerns that stocks may have rallied too far too fast in the past year.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up by 2.7 per cent as inflation fears eased. Japan’s Nikkei stock index rose by 0.51 per cent as hopes for economic rebound boosted cyclical stocks.
South Korea’s Kospi ticked up by 1.29 per cent and Shanghai Composite Index moved up by 1.95 per cent as policy anxiety eased. (ANI)

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Ghana opens trade desk in South India

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], March 3 (ANI/PNN): To enhance India-Ghana bilateral trade and investment opportunities, Ghana High Commission inaugurated the Ghana Trade Centre in Bengaluru under the India Africa Trade Council for promoting trade and Investment Opportunities.
South Indian companies can take advantage of opportunities in rural development, agriculture technologies, agriculture cultivation, irrigation, agro-processing, sanitation and renewable energy projects in Ghana, Sebastian Beliwine said while addressing the program which was jointly inaugurated by KC Rammurthy Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha, Ernest Nana Adjei, Minister Counsellor, Political and Economic from High Commission, Basavarajendra IAS, Commissioner of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences, NS Venkatesh from the Development Partnership, Rao Munukutla, CEO of Bangalore Airport Corporation Limited and Dr. Asif Iqbal, President of the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO).
Ramesh KR, an industrialist was given the letter of appointment from India Africa Trade Council to manage the Ghana Trade office in Bengaluru.
“The Republic of Ghana is the headquarter of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and can serve as a gateway to the 1.2 billion-strong African population having a combined GDP of USD 3.4 trillion”, said Dr. Asif Iqbal President of the Indian Economic Trade Organization at the summit. Accra is the headquarters of the AfCFTA. The FTA has 1.2 billion consumers and a combined GDP of USD 3.4 trillion.
Rammurthy recalled his experience during his visit to Ghana and remarked that “India is one of the largest foreign investors in Ghana in terms of projects. Indian banks are present there supporting the Trade community and Delhi Public School (DPS) has a presence in Ghana. Bilateral trade has also jumped 48 per cent over the last two years. India can help Ghana become a manufacturing hub and explore its linkages with the African market.
Ramesh KR said that the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report 2019 remarked Ghana as the best place for doing business in West Africa. Karnataka companies can explore investment opportunities in sectors such as gold, bauxite and iron ore mining, agro-processing, healthcare and other sectors.
Harsh Vardhan IRS, GST Commissioner from Bangalore remarked that India is among the top three exporters of textile products to Ghana. Further, Indian companies can supply raw materials and transfer knowledge to Ghana businesses in the pharmaceutical sector.
The inaugural session was attended by representatives from trade and industry, consular corps, academicians, MSMEs. A special edition of India-Ghana Relations was released by the Plenipotentiary Diplomatist at the event.
“African Continental Free Trade Area, which came to force this year, has made Africa the world’s largest free trade area… India views this development as yet another opportunity to boost trade and economic ties with Africa” said NS Venkatesh is the head of the Development Partnership Programs of the Indian Economic Trade Organization.
“India’s partnership with Africa is based on a model of cooperation which is responsive to the needs of African countries. It is demand-driven and free of conditionalities. It is based on our history of friendship, historical ties, and a sense of deep solidarity. Ghana Desk in Bangalore will help with all support related to delegation visits to the country after the pandemic and the High commission will support these mechanisms to enable partnerships” said Ernest Nana Adjei from the Ghana High Commission.
Ghana imports automobiles and buses from India and companies like Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland have a significant presence in the country. Ghanaian exports to India consist of gold, cocoa and timber while Indian exports to Ghana comprise pharmaceuticals, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, plastics, steel and cement. The Government of India has extended USD 228 million in lines of credit to Ghana which has been used for projects in sectors like agro-processing, fish processing, waste management, rural electrification and the expansion of Ghana’s railways.
India has also offered to set up an India-Africa Institute of Information Technology (IAIIT) and a Food Processing Business Incubation Centre in Ghana. Bank of Baroda, Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors and Tech Mahindra are amongst the major Indian companies in Ghana.
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