New Delhi [India], February 19 (ANI/Digpu): “Your soul travel will create the dictate for creating several road maps and may take multiple lifetimes or, the realization that is needed to come through the travels may come within every culminating moment. The power to remain in sync with what your soul is here to do always remains with you’ This is an extract from the book It’s Easy To Be YOU’ written by Mind Coach Radhika Kawlra Singh.
In two decades of her practice as a therapist; working on psychosomatic illness, with Olympic athletes and children and others on stress and anxiety, Radhika has facilitated many to align with their unknown spiritual path and better understand their struggle and gather their strengths.
In an in-depth conversation, Radhika elaborates on the human journey of change, the struggle for empowerment, and the individual effort required for any collective gain.
Why would you canvass ‘self-help’ books, when therapists like you, can be relied upon to help make a change?
Every next moment brings forth a new experience. Additional information will birth new beliefs and new learning will up-skill you – yet the process will potentially trigger more stress, anxiety, and fear. When you work on your own issues, with books that promote a spirit of self-inquiry – you remain consistent and you work with more honesty. In this manner, you feel more skilled, more independent and you remain much more prepared to address upcoming challenges.
Why is it strategic to make people self-reliant when in the first place they are lacking in trust?
The purpose of a self-help book is to offer guidelines that help the reader better understand what they need for themselves. As each one starts to rely more on their own strength – they discover that it was only their own weakness that created hurdles. They begin to worry less and less about the opinion of others and are forced to build more trust in themselves. It clearly serves a dual purpose.
In an era where people are anyways more self-driven than community-conscious, explain why all your books make ‘YOU’ the protagonist?
The earlier you heal yourself, the more power comes back to you to address and influence the world around you. Unless you repair what appears to be broken within – you will not be of use to the community around you. Addressing your own concerns thoroughly helps you discard the filters that keep you from finding the good in others.
How much change can be brought about by using the books?
Today, each one has a deeper commitment towards their own cause. The enthusiasm and appreciation for another are rare. ‘YOU’ is symbolic, for it serves as a constant reminder to keep the self-feeling worthy, and a giant motivator for triggering self-love. With no observer judging the self, the healing is not just consistent, it is more thorough.
What is the journey like for you, addressing others’ concerns at all times. Does the process make you weaker or stronger yourself?
The awareness of what is relevant to me expands naturally. My mind is forced to explore emotions and make my mental health more significant. In my daily routine, through one-on-one sessions and in writing and marketing my books I find that subconsciously I am repairing every broken crack in my own system as well. There is a constant struggle; while my conscious mind observes things that are difficult to repair in the now, like integrity and complete honesty in people, my subconscious is trained to find the good in each situation and in people. This disappointment makes me stronger and more resolute in my purpose to empower others and thereby myself.
How much importance do you give to the soul journey through your sessions?
Each time a client engages with the mind’s process, the brain is more powered with imagination, thereby triggering more neurotransmitters. The increased blood flow affects attention and responding actions in the brain. The client becomes more insightful and reflective of his deeper purpose, and quite spontaneously, the soul journey becomes much more relevant. Personally, I encourage the transition, as I fully trust that we are here to fuel our soul’s purpose.
Radhika is the author of three published books by Bloomsbury India: ‘It’s Easy To Be You’. ‘You,’ and ‘You will be okay’
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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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ADVIK acquires Hanon Bangalore Operations Pvt. Ltd. from Hanon Systems specializing in vacuum pump and water pump
Pune (Maharashtra) [India], February 27 (ANI/NewsVoir): ADVIK Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer, today completed the acquisition of Hanon Bangalore Operations Pvt. Ltd. (Hanon Bangalore), from Hanon Systems, South Korea (KS: 018880).
This acquisition is a strategic fit as it accelerates ADVIK Hi-Tech’s global manufacturing and R&D expertise in the powertrain systems market, enabling it to deliver a comprehensive portfolio for pumps which includes oil pumps, water pumps, and vacuum pumps for global vehicle manufacturers.
The acquisition is expected to add substantial business volume along with wider customer base and product offering to ADVIK Hi-Tech over the next 5 years.
“We’re delighted about the tremendous opportunities this acquisition brings including adding an advanced manufacturing set-up in pumps and an established in-production customer base that reiterates our commitment to investing in innovation and go to market capabilities. This acquisition is a strategic step in growing our customer base and product portfolio. We are committed to excelling in service to the existing customers of Hanon Bangalore, while enhancing the portfolio. We are committed to the growth of this business,” said Aditya Bhartia, Managing Director, ADVIK Group of Companies.
The acquisition of this business will add a new manufacturing facility along with, booked business; and the manufacturing, engineering, and administrative resources, to the company’s existing facilities spread across a total of 10 plants including India, Indonesia and Vietnam.
This plant currently manufactures automotive water pumps and vacuum pumps for global vehicle manufacturers, with scope for expansion.
ADVIK Hi-Tech foresees steady growth in electrification in the 2W and 3W space, while it estimates hybrid powertrains will play a very crucial role in the Passenger Car segment.
The company is a world leader in supply of Oil Pump, Chain Tensioner, and CBS Brake Systems for the 2W OEMs and sees steady growth in these areas amidst a challenging business environment triggered by the COVID pandemic. With the entry of BS-VI norms, the company’s throttle body and solenoid valve business has also seen high growth.
ADVIK Group of Companies, headquartered in Pune; is a leading global manufacturer of Automotive Components. With annual sales touching 100 million USD, the group offers an extensive portfolio of products like Oil Pump, Water Pump, Vacuum Pump, Cam Chain Tensioner, Solenoid Valves, EGR and Brake System. The Group is already the world leader in the manufacture of oil pumps in the 2-wheeler segment along with Cam Chain Tensioners and CBS – Combined Braking System. It services Automotive customers Globally.
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The top inquizzitive minds across three cities in the southern states took center-stage at the Times Inter School Quiz. Some won, while some learnt at the intensifying competition
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI/Mediawire): The Grand Finale of the Times Inter-School Quiz Competition 2020 was a display of sheer perseverance, effort and intelligence which shone through the performances of all the 12 top participants from both the senior and junior categories.
The pandemic that initially came across as a challenge, could not suppress the enthusiasm of the young scholars or the organizers, leading the semi-finals followed by the final to be a grand success. To add to the grandeur, celebrity Quizmaster Gautam Bose amazingly presented the quiz and engaged all the participants to mind-boggle as the event progressed, inspite of the medium of conduction being a virtual platform.
The grand finale led to a nail biting knowledge fest for the top 12 participants representing various schools comprising of Gitanjali Senior School, Hyderabad, NASR School, Hyderabad, Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Deens Academy, Bangalore, DPS East, Bangalore, National Public School, Bangalore, Pallavi Model School, Hyderabad, Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Chennai, Gopalan National School, Bengaluru, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Chennai.
Sai Pratham from Gitanjali Senior School, Hyderabad bagged the winner’s title in the senior category along with Rs 40,000 cash prize, 1 Year Legend subscription from Practically and a BGauss A2 Electric Scooter apart from the trophy and certificate while Akshat Jain of National Public School, Bangalore grabbed the first position in the junior category, winning Rs 40,000 cash prize, 1 Year Legend subscription from Practically.
The 1st and 2nd runner up in the senior category were Maleeha Fatima from NASR School, Hyderabad and F Mohammed Azhar from Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai respectively, winning Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 cash prizes each, inclusive of various other vouchers and goodies from the sponsoring partners. Maleeha was thrilled with event and her achievement.
“After almost ten months of boredom, the Times Inter School Quiz seemed like a blessing to me. I’m glad I grabbed the opportunity. My excitement grew as I kept going further into the competition. The entire process was interesting, and I am elated by my achievement. To the ones who already do and to the ones who haven’t tried it, Keep Quizzing as knowledge has a beginning but no end,” she wrote.
Mehak Lalwani of NASR School, Hyderabad and Palak Pandey from Pallavi Model School, Hyderabad with their outstanding performances, secured the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up positions in the junior category.
“I would like to Thank The Times Group for giving me this wonderful opportunity. The competition was challenging, and every stage had its own Loopholes. I learnt many things in this competition. More important thing which I learnt is the correct use of Accuracy and Speed”, read Palak’s testimonial.
They also won cash prizes worth Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively along with other exciting vouchers. Jayanth Kiran from Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School , Chennai, Ashlesha Gaur from Gopalan National School, Bengaluru and Pranav Chandrapu from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Chennai in the junior category and V S Harshith Ram from Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai , Aarathi Venumadhavan from Deens Academy, Bangalore and Devansh Tiwary from DPS East, Bangalore in the senior category deserve special mention as they has put up a tough competition and fought their way up to the top of the rung and had emerged as finalists in the competition.
Over 11,000 students from about 230 renowned schools participated from South cities – Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. The event partners and sponsors who have been through thick and thin with the organizers of the competition had made it possible for the event to be brought together and the healthy yet fierce competitiveness and the zeal for knowledge among the students and the support from the participating schools and parents have led to the great success of the event.
An initiative by Optimal Media Solutions, A Times Group Company, the Times Inter School Quiz competition is presented by E-learning partner – Practically, University Partner – Amrita University, Cookie Partner – UNIBIC and Green Partner – BGAUSS.
Practically app, is an intelligent, interactive, and immersive learning app for students of classes 6-12 with a focus on STEM learning. It is an experiential learning app that brings learning alive through immersive 3D videos, simulations, and augmented reality. Furthermore, it enhances conceptual understanding and improves retention with features like life-like videos, hands-on learning, live classes, and AI assistant. The 24×7 Seek Help feature for doubt resolution enables students to reach out to subject experts. 3, 00,000 plus students are already benefiting from Practically.
The Practically School Solution, a B2B2C offering, gives schools and its teachers access to the Practically teacher app FREE of cost. Teachers can access 3000 plus videos and 1000 plus simulations/AR and features like reports, test-preps, polls, analytics, assigning homework etc. The app covers universal curriculum across Math and Science for classes 6-12. Over 130 schools across India are already using Practically to enable online classes during the pandemic.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham stands hand in hand as the University partner. A multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited IA’ by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research institutions in India. Amrita is spread across six campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore and Tamil Nadu.
BGauss, one of the top rated & fastest growing consumer preferred electric Scooter in India for easy, smart and efficient city commutes is a dynamic, stylish, premium-yet-affordable automobile brand. The Green partner of the event has an amazing A2 Electric Scooter for a giveaway to the event’s winner among a bunch of budding scholars.
UNIBIC is an international, premium, high quality and youthful brand and has always been a master at innovations. Its mission is to offer superior quality, differentiated products and been seen as an innovator that keeps introducing new variants from time-to-time to cater to consumer’s taste buds. UNIBIC clearly stands apart for being the innovators in the cookie space in the Indian market.
Unibic has presented innovations in cookies, wafers, snack bars and protein bar to ensure that it caters to everyone’s tastes and preferences; be it kids or young adults or older adults in the family.
To keep up with the lifted spirits of the young enthusiasts, Optimal Media Solution has already started preparing for the next season of Times Interschool Quiz Competition. For Brand partnership and sponsorship enquiries, email to Satyajit.firstname.lastname@example.org or Srikant.email@example.com
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Protein Day 2021: Saffola Mealmaker Soya, Good Food Institute join other nutrition organisations as supporters to the Right To Protein initiative
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 27 (ANI/Mediawire): Marico’s Saffola Mealmaker Soya Chucks, Good Food Institute India (GFI India) and Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA), along with brands such as BVeg, SoyVita, Sonic Biochem, Maa Soy, Biryas and NutraFactri have been onboarded as ‘Supporters’ to the Right To Protein initiative, which introduced the first Protein Day on February 27 last year.
This year (2021), along with the announcement of the theme of ‘Powering with Plant Protein’, Right To Protein has also received overwhelming support from industry leaders and subject matter experts to increase protein awareness and drive adequate protein consumption.
“Unlike vitamins and minerals, macronutrients such as protein have long been ignored in our daily meals. An average consumer is unaware of protein-rich food sources that can help them meet their daily requirement. So, as we approach Protein Day 2021, we have joined the Right To Protein initiative as a supporter to lend our expertise to drive awareness of the need for protein and protein-rich foods in India. We believe there is a need to drive this awareness about the benefits and availability of foods that are rich in protein – especially those foods that meet the varying preferences and palates of the Indian diaspora,” said Dr Sudhakar Mhaskar, Chief Technology Officer, Research and Development, Marico Limited.
Earlier this month, the initiative shared that this year’s theme will help shine the spotlight on plant-based sources of protein – as an accessible, affordable, acceptable and versatile source that is often ignored in a country with declining per capita protein consumption in both urban (4 percent) and rural (11 percent) areas. Additionally, with India’s sizeable population of flexitarians – those who prefer a vegetarian diet while still enjoying meat in moderation, plant-based protein will be instrumental in meeting their daily protein requirements.
Protein Day 2021 aims to grow the knowledge of citizens about different types of sources and their importance in daily meals for better overall nutrition and health.
“Food manufacturers, retailers, food service partners have the biggest responsibility to put good quality products in the market, which is nutritionally balanced along with the great taste”, said Akanksha Ghai, Co-founder, BVeg Foods.
“As an alternate protein company, we are guided by two basic principles in fulfilling this responsibility – access to healthy, sustainable sources of protein and awareness around its benefits. Therefore, we are completely mission-aligned with Right To Protein’s efforts in educating consumers around the importance of this macronutrient,” she added.
“The Right To Protein Initiative, by bringing together stakeholders from various sectors within the industry, is paving way for food producers to play an important role in tackling nutritional deficiencies through solutions such as promoting transparent nutrition labelling and protein fortified foods or increasing accessibility to high quality plant-based sources like soy”, said K Sarat Chandra Kumar, President, Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA).
“There is tremendous potential to improve the nutritional status of both urban and rural population in India, especially when it comes to macronutrient nutrition,” he opined.
In 2020, Right To Protein launched India’s first Protein Day to draw public attention, raise awareness, and educate Indians on the significance and importance of consuming proteins in their everyday diets. Several like-minded citizens, organizations, nutritionists, food industry experts, and brands joined the movement last year to raise awareness on protein sufficiency in the country including U.S. Soybean Export Council, Poultry Federation of India, Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology & Management, NutriTech Consulting Services, LabelBlind and Nmami Life by nutritionist Nmami Agarwal among others.
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