Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Multiplex chain Inox Leisure Ltd on Saturday announced the relaunch of erstwhile Metro Cinema in Kolkata that was first designed by Scottish architect Thomas Lamb in 1935.
The vastly renowned structure, redeveloped by the Metro Realty Group in consultation with eminent heritage architect Subir Kumar Basu, comes with two screens and 422 seats.
The multiplex has a string of customer-friendly digital features like paperless ticketing and check-ins along with touch-screen enabled interactive food ordering. Guests also get to experience Inox’s vibrant hospitality and gourmet offerings.
“It is a matter of pride and privilege that the iconic cinema is now rechristened as Metro Inox,” said Alok Tandon, Chief Executive Officer of Inox Leisure.
“We are honoured to be a part of this restoration process and are committed to revive the glorious memories that the city of Kolkata has witnessed at Metro,” he said.
The company now operates 12 multiplexes with 46 screens in Kolkata. Inox Leisure is among India’s largest multiplex chains with 152 multiplexes and 643 screens in 69 cities. (ANI)
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Airmeet proudly announces certification for ISO 27001:2013 security standard
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI/NewsVoir): Airmeet, an all-in-one platform for virtual and hybrid events designed to deliver real engagement and better interactions, announced the issuance of the certificate for ISO 27001:2013 security standard.
ISO 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system within the organization’s context.
The certificate has been awarded for design, development, implementation and support of a virtual and hybrid platform for events, meetups and conferences along with innovative services and solutions. It also certifies the management system, service, or documentation procedure, has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance.
Keeping up with Airmeet’s performance driven culture, the ISO certification is a testament of the company’s devotion to continually enhance their product. In order to become ISO 27001:2013 compliant, the firm had to undergo a series of extensive audits, pre-audit assessments and reviews. ISO certification is one of the world’s most highly regarded standards and a huge milestone for Airmeet.
“I feel extremely proud of our team and their commitment to deliver nothing but the highest quality standards for their clientele. We as a team are dedicated towards raising the bar for security standards in the industry and vow to continue improving ourselves in compliance with the set standards,” said Lalit Mangal, Co-founder and CEO of Airmeet said, talking about the certification.
Airmeet is an all-in-one virtual events platform for event organizers, marketers, community builders, and enterprises. Airmeet was founded in 2019 by IIT alumni and ex-CommonFloor executives Lalit Mangal, Manoj Kumar Singh and Vinay Kumar Jasti. With a core focus on creating the most interactive immersive virtual events platform for knowledge professionals, Airmeet’s scalable platform supports a variety of event formats including fairs, expos, meetups, workshops, summits, town halls and more, virtually.
Airmeet is currently a 60 plus person remote-first team based out of six countries. Airmeet has raised USD 15M plus in venture capital from Sequoia Capital India, Accel India, Redpoint Ventures US, Venture Highway, Global Founders Capital and some marquee angels. Airmeet is growing aggressively globally.
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AEPC welcomes Noida getting town of export excellence tag
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) on Saturday thanked the government for declaring Noida as a town of export excellence for apparel products, saying it will help set up expensive facilities for common use by exporters in the region.
Chairman Dr A Sakthivel the recognition entitles common service providers in the area to avail the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme, which in turn will enable them to provide advanced technologies and services to the 700 existing apparel units in Noida.
Common service providers are critical to the apparel industry as they help in reducing the cost of technology by providing common services like specialised knitting, dyeing and embroidery, which require high end machines. But due to their limited use, these machines are not procured by MSMEs.
“We have also requested for including apparel clusters like Faridabad, Delhi and Erode in the list of towns of export excellence. Faridabad and Delhi have turnovers of Rs 5,880 crore and Rs 5,894 crore respectively, way more than the requirement of Rs 750 crore turnover from a town to get the tag,” said Sakthivel.
These cities provide a huge amount of employment with value addition, he added. (ANI)
Gen X bets on work experience, millennials focus on upskilling: LinkedIn
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): The world’s largest online professional network LinkedIn says professionals in India are confident about career progress despite growing uncertainties about the job market and financial future in the current environment.
Nearly 80 per cent professionals are confident about skilling opportunities while 79 per cent are confident about the strength of their curriculum vitaes, according to its workforce confidence index, which was based on survey responses from 1,752 professionals during January 1 to 29.
However, the index shows a dip in India’s overall confidence as the composite score dropped from 58 in December 2020 to 54 in January 2021.
The survey attributes dip in optimism to the workforce’s growing concerns about the status of Covid-19 pandemic, surmounting expenses and job availability in the present economic climate.
This professional uncertainty comes right after the year-end holiday season when India’s hiring rate dropped to 17 per cent year-over-year in December 2020, according to LinkedIn’s labour market update.
While the job market looks bleak, entrepreneurship looked up for Indian professionals last year. The labour market update highlights the rise of entrepreneurship in India as findings show a 10 per cent growth in members with the title ‘founders’ or ‘co-founder on their profiles from January to December 2020 on LinkedIn.
This uptick in new entrepreneurs was particularly strong in the fields of mental healthcare, e-learning and online media.
“Skills are expected to become the new professional ‘currency’ this year as workers from different generations rely on learning new skills to future-proof their careers at a time when industries continue to strengthen their remote operations,” said Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager at LinkedIn.
Employees from traditional sectors like corporate services, healthcare and IT software industries are found to be most confident about the future of their employers as companies continue to adopt newer technologies and revamp their talent strategies.
“Reimagining employee skills and roles to welcome the post-pandemic ways of working will be crucial to building resilience for companies across sectors,” he said.
The workforce confidence index shows that while India remains resilient, professionals from different generations have contrasting reasons to stay confident in these testing times.
While 92 per cent of Gen X (born between 1965 and 1980) and 98 per cent of Baby Boomers (between 1946 and 1964) say the strength of their work experience and academic qualifications make them more confident, 86 per cent of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) state they are more inspired by opportunities to grow their skills and climb the ladder.
Besides, 80 per cent of Gen Z professionals (born after 1997) say the likelihood of progressing their careers makes them more confident today. (ANI)
ICRA reaffirms AA-plus rating on United Spirit’s financial instruments
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 27 (ANI): ICRA has reaffirmed AA-plus rating with a stable outlook on United Spirits Ltd’s (USL’s) Rs 3,425 crore long-term, short-term and non-fund based financial instruments.
It also reaffirmed A1-plus rating on USL’s commercial paper and has withdrawn the rating on Rs 750 crore non-convertible debentures at the company’s request as there was no outstanding against the facility.
ICRA said the ratings continue to factor in USL’s strong operational and financial flexibility besides robust corporate governance and compliance practices by virtue of being a 55.94 per cent subsidiary of Diageo Plc.
USL continues to benefit from the business synergies through the implementation of Diageo’s global best practices across business functions which have complemented its large scale of operations.
ICRA said the ratings also consider USL’s strong market position in the domestic spirits industry supported by its large distribution network, wide product portfolio and presence across price points, flavours and segments.
USL manufactures, sells and distributes a portfolio of premium brands like Johnnie Walker, Black Dog, Black & White, VAT 69, Antiquity, Signature, Royal Challenge, McDowell’s No.1, Smirnoff and Captain Morgan.
With sales volumes of 79.7 million cases during FY2020, the company is the largest player in the domestic spirits industry. Headquartered in Bengaluru, the company’s footprint is supported by 50-plus manufacturing facilities across states and union territories.
In FY20, it had operating income of Rs 9,325 crore and profit after tax of Rs 624 crore. (ANI)
ABB Power Products posts 6.9 pc fall in Q3 revenue at Rs 1,044 crore
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 27 (ANI): ABB Power Products India has reported 6.9 per cent fall in total revenues for the December quarter (Q3 FY21) on a consolidated basis at Rs 1,044 crore.
The company formed two years ago by demerger from ABB India’s power grid business.
While the Covid-19 pandemic impacted revenues, it is yet to see its topline revenues fully recover. The company caters to the power segment and demand tends to be cyclical.
The consolidated profit after tax was up by nearly 55 per cent at Rs 55 crore. On a pre-exceptional basis, the profit was actually lower than the December 2019 quarter.
However, there was an exceptional write-down of Rs 39 crore on account of demerger expenses. At the same time, the December 2020 quarter saw a clawback of Rs 32 crore towards previous provisions made for customer receivables, which has now been reversed.
The combination of exceptional loss in December 2019 and exceptional gain in December 2020 resulted in net profit growing. (ANI)
Innovative antiviral & smart temperature clothing launched by Nyokas at Aero India 2021
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI/Mediawire): Nyokas is a premier Indian R&D company working in the field of cutting-edge fashion technology, it develops premium athletic wear and safety wear products for niche customer segments and institutions like Indian Defence Forces, Para-Military forces, etc.
Nyokas is the only textile company under iDEX, DIO (Ministry of Defence, India) producing state of the art wearable technology for Soldiers.
Recognising the need of the hour, during the Covid pandemic, Nyokas introduced masks and lifestyle clothing that made use of innovative antiviral and odour cancelling technologies for safety of the public from Corona Virus. These unique products are available at https://nyokasfashion.com/
Problem Area: Textiles – A likely source of Infection and transmission
* Textiles provide a large hosting surface area for bacteria and viruses, facilitating their carryover.
* Many viruses and bacteria are pathogens that can lead to severe sickness and mortality.
* Thousands of deaths every year result from transmission of these pathogens.
* Viruses and bacteria can remain active on textile surfaces from days to months. Research has shown that the human coronavirus (SARS-CoV) can persist for up to 2 days on surgical gowns at room temperature.
Nyokas’ products kill bacteria and destroys common harmful viruses (such as influenza and
coronavirus) in minutes and provide effective protection against contamination and transmission of viruses and bacteria that use textiles as a hosting surface. The products are certified at TUV, Rheinland, a German compliant lab for antimicrobial and antiviral test. Nano material as ingredients used in Nyokas products is powered by HeiQ Viroblock which has been tested to be effective against SARS-Cov-2.
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The products have exceptional efficacy and durability, are washable, reusable and offer cosmetic grade properties such that they remain odour-free for up to a week.
Nyokas has already begun selling its products in the civilian market and has shipped products in multiple categories including masks, t-shirt, baby-cover, jumpsuit and innerwear.
Inspired by the Make-in India and Made-For-India approach, Nyokas produces all its products in house and follows the highest compliance and quality systems, with the fabric and clothing being made to go through various tests for their performance and antiviral properties.
Apart from being Antiviral, Nyokas Fabric is powered by HeiQ smart temp and HeiQ real silk, which has intelligent thermoregulation triggered by body heat which keeps you cool and comfortable by reducing the body temperature by approximately 2.5 degree Celsius and retains its properties for upto 40 wash cycles. The Unique Textile Treatment Based on Short Silk fibres ensure luxurious touch of softness and enhanced comfort thanks to highly absorbent and fast-drying effect of the fabric.
Nyokas has won the iDEX DISC in 2019. As the winner of the challenge, Nyokas received a grant of Rs 1.15 crore, which is the highest civilian grant for innovation in India. The winners of the challenge are awarded up to INR 1.5 Cr in funds, through equity and other relevant structures.
Nyokas Technologies is also engaged in the development of individual protection systems, simply put, body armours which are splinter-proof and light-weight, including eyewear and helmets, with in-built sensors to track vitals such as body temperature and cardiac insights. Something which its founder Ajay Sangwan labels as “The Batman Suit.”
Jyoti Sangwan: Perfectly fits the contour of my nose. The best part is that it doesn’t fog your specs, which other masks do. The mask covers most of your face and the fabric is thick enough to restrict unwanted foreign particles entering your nose or mouth, yet not too thick to cause discomfort. The fabric is soft against your skin and doesn’t cause any form of unease while wearing it. Plus, it does not smell for few days.
Akhory Abhishek: Antiviral, odourless, washable with special flaps to prevent foggy glass.
Manu Srivastav: The masks from Nyokas technologies are very comfortable and breathable.
They are not a standard size, and you can pick the mask that fits you best.
The best part being, you do not have to dispose them hence they are eco-friendly, washable and reusable.
Pratik Minj: Nyokas products provide a great deal of comfort and functionalities at a competitive price. I was especially impressed by the durability and odour repellent features which perfectly suit my active lifestyle.
Annie Roma: I loved the antiviral properties of the mask. It provides me with peace of mind of being safe from the virus during these trying times. Also, the anti-fog properties are an added plus for all spectacle wearers.
You can buy the Nyokas products with latest cutting-edge technology at https://nyokasfashion.com/
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