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On a Mission: The new BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX launched in India

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Gurugram (Haryana [India], February 16 (ANI/BusinessWire India): The new BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX has been launched in India today. Locally-produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the new exciting ‘SportX’ petrol variant of the BMW X3 is available at dealerships from today onwards.
With versatile model lines, the BMW X3 offers a presence to match every aspiration. The new SportX variant reflects the perfect combination of sporty and ‘X’ elements.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW has pioneered the world of sports activity vehicles (SAV) with its ‘X’ range. For nearly two decades, the BMW X3 has been extremely successful in the luxury SAV segment as it strikes an ideal balance between on-road and off-road capabilities. Today, with the addition of the new ‘SportX’ variant, we are strategically expanding the range of BMW X3 offering and giving our customers the ‘Power of Choice’. This powerful and adventurous ‘X’ machine is the ideal companion for those who are on a mission to push the limits. The new BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX is yet another proof of BMW’s commitment to keeping innovating and producing the best vehicles in each segment.”
The BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX reinterprets authority and independence. Harmonious exterior proportions, powerful contours and the extreme emphasis on width of the front and rear view join up to produce a lasting appearance. LED headlamps with extended contents create a familiar BMW four-eyed front face. Black High Gloss elements on the radiator grille bars, two-tone underbody protection, air-breather and the classically designed 18″ light-alloy wheels add to the overall athleticism. On the inside, the Sensatec upholstery, Fine-Wood Trim with Pearl Chrome Finisher and Galvanic application on controls give a very sophisticated feel. Panoramic sunroof, Ambient lighting with welcome light carpet and Automatic 3 zone A/C further enhance the in-cabin experience. The car features BMW Live Cockpit Plus with touch functionality, digital instrument cluster with analogue dials, Hi-Fi loudspeaker, Parking Assistant and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto.
Customers who book the car online through BMW Online Shop before 28 February 2021 mid-night, will enjoy early-bird benefits worth up to INR 1.50 lakh. The benefits include the BMW Service Inclusive Package and exclusively curated BMW Accessories Package. The BMW Service Inclusive covers all maintenance work, including any BMW Original Parts and oil requirements for 3 years/ 40,000 km. The BMW Accessories Package will include the BMW Display key, 2.5 PM air filter, LED door projectors and universal wireless charger.
The car is available at an attractive introductory price (ex-showroom) as follows –
BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX : INR 56,50,000
Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Ex-showroom prices inclusive of GST (incl. compensation cess) as applicable but exclude Road Tax, Tax Collected at Source (TCS), RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax cess levies and insurance. Price/options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact an authorised BMW dealer.
The new BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX is available in the following metallic paintworks: Mineral White, Sophisto Grey, Black Sapphire and Phytonic Blue. The range of fine upholstery combinations includes Sensatec Canberra Beige and Sensatec Black.
Thanks to BMW India Financial Services, customized and flexible financial solutions can be designed as per individual requirements. BMW 360@ offers exclusive financial packages with great value and absolute peace of mind. Service Inclusive and Service Inclusive Plus further reduce the cost of ownership. Customers can choose from a variety of service plans according to duration and mileage. The packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with plans ranging from 3 yrs / 40,000 km to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 km.
The BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX
The BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX has a striking design language, featuring a compelling front with a boldly enhanced distinctive double kidney grille. LED headlights with extended contents and LED fog lamps featuring the new hexagonal design ensure a prominent stance on any road. At the rear, LED expressive taillights combined with a low-slung roof spoiler and exhaust tailpipes on both sides in chrome to make for a powerful conclusion. Automatic tailgate operation allows convenient opening and closing of the tailgate.
The interior impresses with an accomplished balance of dynamic driver-orientation and luxurious comfort. The exquisitely embossed ‘X’ logo in elegant chrome located on the doors and the centre console is a true eye-catcher. The interior is well thought out and the clever concept provides numerous easily accessible storage compartments. A relaxed and harmonious lounge atmosphere is created thanks to optimised cabin noise insulation, rear window sunblind and a large panoramic sunroof. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 550 litres which is extendable to 1,600 litres thanks to a 40/20/40 split including through-loading system. Welcome Light Carpet, which is projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style.
Thanks to the unrivalled BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the engine blends maximum power with exemplary efficiency. The two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX produces an output of 185 kW / 252 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1,450 – 4,800 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in just 6.3 seconds.
The eight-speed automatic Steptronic sport transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed automatic Steptronic sport transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters.
BMW xDrive, an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, in the BMW X3 monitors the driving situation constantly and is quick to respond. The compact, low-weight and efficient all-wheel-drive system distribute the engine’s power between the front and rear axle exactly to suit the driving situation and the surface. Adaptive suspensions, electronically controlled ‘Automatic Differential Brakes/locks (ADB-X)’, extended ‘Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)’, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control help to conquer every terrain.
A host of BMW ConnectedDrive technologies continue to break the innovation barrier in the automotive industry. Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Plus includes 8.8-inch Control Display with touch functionality, 3D Navigation, a 5.1-inch digital instrument cluster with analogue dials. The occupants can operate car functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. The car features HI-FI Surround Sound system, Apple Car Play® and Android Auto and Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB.
BMW EfficientDynamics doubles the Sheer Driving Pleasure with features such as Auto-Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies. Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver is able to choose between different driving modes (ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+) to suit diverse driving conditions.
The BMW X3 features cutting-edge safety technologies. It provides optimal support in any situation with six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor.
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Future careers 2021: Project Management and its vital importance

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI/Mediawire): While there is much brouhaha about engineers and doctors, it is little known that India needs more than 70 lakh professionals of a different kind in the next ten years: project managers.
An average of 67 per cent of projects fails outright in organisations that undervalue project management as a strategic competency for driving change.
Project management: How companies go from dream to result
Project management is about people making sure certain goals are achieved – from launching a new product to opening a new office; every task can be a project and require management. What kind of tasks need this?
* When a company needs to produce something new or alter existing products
* When your task or goal has a deadline or defined start and end
* When there are multiple people or groups of stakeholders involved
* When change or risk are the tasks, and they must be managed
* When you must absolutely achieve results
* When you need to ensure the best use of resources
Project management is finite – it involves a final deliverable and is constrained to a timeline and budget – this is very different from regular management that is always ongoing. Project Managers (PMs) are those who plan, organise, and direct projects to completion – on time, on budget, and in risk management. For this, they combine processes, methods, knowledge, and experience with people management skills and business savvy.
* The potential talent gap between the number of vacancies and available managers puts US$23.4 billion in GDP at risk from 2017-27*.
How do you get into Project Management?
You can easily develop the dynamic skills needed for this field with an Executive Certificate Programme In Advanced Project Management certificate, awarded by the S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai (SPJIMR) and Eruditus Executive Education.
“This seven-month programme will introduce you to the tools and techniques used for comprehensive project management, from commencement to conclusion. You will be able to solidify your understanding of the basic concepts and principles, build your ability to deliver with a precise focus on time, budget, and quality, and get ready for a whole new career,” opines Dr Jyoti Jagasia, the Programme Director, SPJIMR.
What’s more, you can now claim the benefits of being an alumnus from the prestigious SPJIMR.
Making world-class education accessible: Eruditus
Upskilling is now imperative for career progression, and professionals are taking to programmes like never before. Eruditus offers courses in partnership with the world’s top universities with an immersive, cohort-based approach. Unlike ‘open learning’ that has single-digit completion rates, Eruditus helps learners stick to their course – with deadlines; everyone is part of the same course, fostering camaraderie and purpose.
With courses from globally renowned names such as MIT Sloan, Columbia, Berkeley, and Dartmouth as well as highly regarded institutions such as the IITs, IIMs, and ISB at home, Eruditus is redefining the role that online pedagogy can play for learners. Up to two-thirds of students make a career change one year after completing their Eruditus program.
Whether you are a mid-career or starting out, crafting a future-proof career is entirely within your reach. Take a leap online and get started on a whole new professional journey.
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Microsoft, FICCI launch whitepaper on inclusion of persons with disabilities

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI): Microsoft in collaboration with industry body FICCI on Monday released a whitepaper underscoring the potential of technology in accelerating inclusive growth for India with a focus on enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities (PwDs).
The paper titled ‘Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities through Information and Communication Technology (ICT)’ with knowledge support from social enterprise DEOC outlines the role of technologies like artificial intelligence in creating societies and economies that allow full and equal participation of all citizens.
Especially in a post-pandemic world, technology has served as a great enabler and equaliser for persons with disabilities, creating greater possibility of an inclusive workforce.
Some of the key recommendations of the whitepaper include standards for public procurement for persons with disabilities, setting up an accessibility commission board, accessibility of product and services, online education and digital literacy.
It underscores the need for representation of PwDs in the workforce and consolidated efforts towards data collection for PwDs.
In its recommendations, the paper also outlines the need for creating an ecosystem for assistive technology, a universal design institute and the formation of a sub-group on accessibility of ICT by the FICCI Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.
Keshav Dhakad, Group Head and General Counsel, Microsoft India, said accessibility is not just a responsibility but also an opportunity.
“When a culture of disability inclusion that powers accessibility is coupled with technology, it leads to breakthrough innovations. Investing in AI and other emerging technologies can improve the way persons with disabilities interact with and leverage technology in their daily lives — how they access education, new skills or employment opportunities,” he said.
Anna Roy, Senior Advisor at NITI Aayog, said the narrative should be about how technology could help us in achieving our goal of inclusivity. “Inclusivity is so important, and it is the Prime Minister’s key agenda too. In the area of frontier technologies, AI is important. This report is a timely initiative.” (ANI)

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Southern Health Foods launches Manna Go Grains Malt enters the 6000+ crore Malt Food Drink (MFD) market space

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 8 (ANI/NewsVoir): Southern Health Foods Pvt Ltd that markets products under the popular brand name of ‘Manna’ have forayed into the 6000 Crores Instant Malted food drink category with the launch of Manna Go Grain Malt, an instant Multigrain health drink mix.
Manna Go Grains has been specially formulated for kids’ growth, immunity and nutrition needs. Apart from having 7 grains, it has been fortified with essential vitamins and minerals and with 7 immunity builders like Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin A, C, E etc. and provides 33 per cent RDA of these micronutrients in a single-serve.
Speaking about the new launch, the CEO of Southern Health Foods Murugan Narayanaswamy said, “Being a first of its kind kid’s health drink, Manna Go Grains has Ragi, Bajra, Jowar, Wheat, Barley, Bengal gram and maize making it a unique multigrain based instant drink mix in the country.
The growing awareness of healthy food/drinks organized retail and e-Commerce has grown the malt food drink category. We believe this product will benefit the consumers at large, meeting their nutritional needs.”
Each serve of Manna Go Grains delivers 33 per cent RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) of 24 micronutrients necessary for delivering 5 benefits – Physical growth, Mental development, Stamina, Stronger Bones and Immunity and has 7 immunity boosters.
“The company has always focused on bringing out products that will help people gain the required nutrients and vitamins. The Instant Drink will aid parents to provide their children with the right drink within a jiffy,” added Murugan.
The Launch in Phase 1 will be across key e-Commerce platforms and key metros across Tamil Nadu and will soon also be available in all key metros in South India.
For more details: www.mannafoods.in.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mannafoodsindia.
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Kuldeep, A Ray of hope for ill-treated dogs by Dog Home Foundation

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI/ThePRTree): Kuldeep and Dhawal are all set to nurture the Jodhpur’s dog hotspot. Dog Home Foundation services came into existence on January 15, 2021. Focusing on the main area for dogs; the particular foundation is built to provide free treatment to the street dogs. Running 24×7, this foundation provides all the services for free.
The services include X-Ray, Blood test, Urine Test. All the services provided by the foundation are free of cost. Embracing the art of noble deal and humanity for animals, Kuldeep and Dhawal also included Hydrotherapy. This machine will be a transformation journey for paralyzed dogs. With the help of this machine, a paralyzed dog can be healed and it will help the dogs to stand and walk again. Kuldeep and Dhawal said, “Giving is not just making a donation, indeed it’s making a difference.” They claimed that this foundation is not going to accept any donation in terms of money, willing people can indeed donate food and medicines. The staff will work in two shifts. 5 nursing staff will work for treatment from 6 am to 6 pm. Meanwhile, the team assigned for the second shift will take care of the treatment from 6 PM To 2 AM. The ambulance working timing will be from 8 am to 8 pm.
Dog Home Foundation provides Air conditioner canals for the dogs. Kuldeep mentioned his dream project. The journey was not simple but soon they were able to rescue dogs. In Feb 2021, Dog home foundation launched a rescue mission for all the dogs wherein 1086 were successfully treated out of 1200 plus cases and some laps are still under treatment.
Not only treatment but Dog Home Foundation is also focussed on providing any time service to the dogs. 2 doctors and 4 nursing staff will be available 24×7 for the emergency requirement. Mission Dogs is the main agenda of the foundation.
They are all set to launch 10 hotspots in Jodhpur. These hotspots will be a source of food where 20 kg Chapati and 20 Kg Milk will be available on a daily basis for 200 days at every Hotspot.
Dog Home Foundation started by the two entrepreneurs, Kuldeep and Dhawal are soon going to cover all the areas in Jodhpur and provide better medical services to the ill-treated dogs.
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Plan your Desert Safari with Shivam Phutela and Sanjay Singh for lifetime memory

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI/ThePRTree): If you are willing to explore the beautiful desert safari in Dubai, the Desertraja, a company co-founded by the entrepreneurs Shivam Phutela and Sanjay Singh, is a perfect choice. With the changing landscape of the tourism industry, the duo successfully created a company that thrives to offer the best quality service to its customers.
Belonging to the land of festivals and colours, both youngsters are brilliant entrepreneurs who excelled in their skills at a very young age of 24 years. Sanjay is from Mumbai and holds a Bachelor of Management degree, while Shivam is from Varanasi, brought up in Mumbai, and has completed schooling.
Success is for those who are not afraid of failures. And these two are the perfect example of being successful. The two multi-talented and smart youths with a little experiment, creativity, and endless hard work and determination developed the firm Desert Raja that started getting end of achievements and positive responses within a short period of launch. Shivam and Sanjay proved that there is nothing impossible with determination and hard work, no matter where you are.
Offering a guide and exciting tour packages, Desertraja offers immense pleasure and a plethora of activities that can add thrill to your vacations. In a competitive market and an ever-changing industry, getting to the top of the list is challenging, but with persistence and patience, one can achieve everything. The two entrepreneurs proved this by setting all the roadblocks aside and creating a pathway illuminated by determination.
Desertraja is today the best desert safari company and is getting finer by day. We wish this young team of two multi-adroit entrepreneurs all the best for the future.
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Max Life Insurance and YES BANK celebrate 16 years of strategic Bancassurance partnership

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI/NewsVoir): Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd and YES BANK Limited today marked an important business milestone upon completing 16 years of their strategic bancassurance partnership.
Celebrating the milestone, the two companies have reiterated their commitment towards building a digitally enabled ecosystem that provides customers with a seamless experience in their financial planning and protection journey.
Over the last sixteen years, the companies together have sold approximately 3.89 lakh policies, and offered sum assured worth Rs 51,780 crores to policyholders and their families.
Commenting on the milestone, Prashant Tripathy, Managing Director and CEO, Max Life, said, “The industry has been through an unprecedented period over the last one year, and it is on the back of long-standing and successful partnerships like YES BANK-Max Life that we have grown and served our customers without disruption.
We highly value the partnership with the bank for their unwavering integrity, financial strength, and distribution prowess, and look forward to jointly setting new benchmarks in the coming years”.
He added, “I would like to thank YES BANK and our customers for helping us build one of the longest-standing and successful relationships in the industry. Over the next few years, our aim is to strengthen our approach to offer superior customer experience by deploying new-age technology, offering new products, and enhancing service efficiencies.”
Rajan Pental, Global Head – Retail Banking, YES BANK, said, “Our long-standing partnership with Max Life Insurance has not only helped us deliver new and relevant offerings, but also enhance the overall customer experience. We are pleased to celebrate this milestone and reinforce our commitment to offering holistic financial solutions to our customers. We look forward to strengthening our partnership meaningfully in the years to come.”
Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (“Max Life”) is a joint venture between Max Financial Services Ltd. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd. Max Financial Services Ltd. is a part of the Max group, an Indian multi-business corporation, while Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is a member of MS&AD Insurance group.
Max Life offers comprehensive protection and long-term savings life insurance solutions, through its multi-channel distribution including agency and third distribution partners.
Max Life has built its operations over almost two decades through a need-based sales process, a customer-centric approach to engagement and service delivery and trained human capital.
As per public disclosures, during the financial year 2019-20, Max Life achieved a gross written premium of Rs 16,184 crore. As of March 31, 2020, the Company had Rs 68,471 crore of assets under management (AUM) and a Sum Assured in Force of Rs 913,660 crore.
For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.maxlifeinsurance.com
YES BANK is a ‘Full-Service Commercial Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology-driven digital offerings, catering to Retail, MSME as well as corporate clients.
YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES and its Mutual Fund business through YES Asset Management (India) Limited, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Bank.
Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a Pan-India presence across all 28 states and 8 Union Territories in India including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.
For more information, please visit the Bank’s website at www.yesbank.in.
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