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Gurugram (Haryana) [India], February 23 (ANI/BusinessWire India): BMW Motorrad India has launched the all-new BMW R 18 Classic in the country. The all-new BMW R 18 Classic can be ordered as a completely built-up unit (CBU) from today onwards through the BMW Motorrad dealer network.
Following the premiere of the BMW R 18 last year, BMW Motorrad India has now introduced the second member of its new cruiser segment: The R 18 Classic. The all-new BMW R 18 Classic is a nostalgic touring bike that echoes the beginnings of great touring cruiser models.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW Motorrad made a striking entry into the cruiser segment with the BMW R 18. Building on the success and popularity of BMW’s first cruiser in India, we now present the BMW R 18 Classic with a reimagined, even more, iconic character. The eye-catching styling of the BMW R 18 Classic adds to the riding experience and evokes the emotions of a bygone era.
While the design calls on the historic roots, the state-of-the-art technology and riding dynamics provide the most authentic, unparalleled experience one can enjoy on two wheels. This motorcycle will have an enormous appeal for motorcyclists who live for unforgettable cruising moments.”
In the all-new BMW R 18 Classic, a timeless design is merged with clear-cut yet contemporary technology to create a fascinating overall concept – offering a riding experience that is as cultivated as it is emotional. While the R 18 is purist in style, the R 18 Classic features a large windscreen, passenger seat, saddlebags, LED additional headlights and a 16-inch front wheel. It features the largest displacement boxer engine ever built by BMW.
The all-new BMW R 18 Classic is available at the following ex-showroom price –
The all-new BMW R 18 Classic ‘First Edition’ : INR 24,00,000
*Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made in ex-showroom. Ex-showroom price (inclusive of GST) (incl compensation cess) as applicable but excludes Road Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax/cess levies and insurance. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, please contact your local authorized BMW Motorrad Dealer.
For complete peace of mind and to ensure that the journey of pure motorcycling continues uninterrupted at all times, the all-new BMW R 18 Classic comes with a standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometres’, with an option to extend the warranty to fourth and fifth year. Roadside Assistance, a 24×7 365 days package further ensures prompt services in case of breakdown and towing situations.
The all-new BMW R 18 Classic
The all-new BMW R 18 Classic is BMW Motorrad’s interpretation of a cruiser that continues in the brand’s tradition and confidently exhibits the style of the times gone by. Its purity of functional and stylish design elements such as the double-cradle frame, the teardrop tank, the exposed driveshaft and the paintwork with finely drawn double pinstripes are reminiscent of the legendary boxer from 1936. The classically designed circular instrument with integrated display is enclosed in a metal housing with a decorative chrome ring. The ‘BERLIN BUILT’ inscription on the face reinforces the bike’s origin.
The state-of-the-art LED headlights to ensure superior visibility on all roads. The sickle-shaped graphical LED daytime running light further enhances the hallmark BMW Motorrad heritage face. Starting from the steering head, the central frame tube and swingarm top frame tubes visually form a continuous line that functions as a central design feature. In combination with the swingarm down tubes, which are also aligned with the frame down tubes, this gives the R 18 Classic a distinctly flat, elongated and muscular appearance.
Superior ergonomics ensure a high level of long-distance comfort and an unadulterated cruiser feeling. The BMW Motorrad ergonomic triangle consisting of distance to handlebar-seat and the ‘mid-mounted foot peg’ position is traditionally the key factor that offers an active and upright seating position.
The centrepiece of the all-new BMW R 18 Classic is a newly developed air/oil-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine – the most powerful boxer in series production by BMW. The massive 1,802 cc engine resulting from a 107.1 mm bore and 100 mm stroke. It produces an output of 91 hp at 4,750 rpm. The maximum torque of 158 Nm is already available at 3,000 rpm, with more than 150 Nm available at any time from 2,000 – 4,000 rpm. This elemental pulling power is combined with a full, resonant sound.
A single-disc dry clutch transmits the torque to the transmission. For the first time, it is designed as a self-reinforcing anti-hopping clutch, thereby eliminating unwanted rear-wheel hop. The constant-mesh 6-speed transmission is in a dual-section aluminium housing and is designed as a 4-shaft transmission with helical gear pairs. The gearbox input shaft with lug dampers drives the two gearbox shafts with the gear wheel pairs via a countershaft. Reverse gear is available as an optional extra.
In terms of the suspension, the all-new BMW R 18 Classic sports a double loop steel tube frame. The rear swingarm surrounds the rear axle transmission in authentic style. The suspension elements deliberately dispense with electronic adjustment options.
Instead, a telescopic fork and a directly mounted central suspension strut with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload ensure superior wheel control and better suspension comfort. The braking system consists of a twin-disc brake at the front and a single disc brake at the rear in conjunction with four-piston fixed callipers.
Unusual in its segment, the all-new BMW R 18 Classic offers three standard riding modes – ‘Rain’, ‘Roll’ and ‘Rock’ to suit individual rider preferences. In ‘Rain’ mode, throttle response is gentler and riding dynamics allow a high safety over a slippery road surface.
In ‘Roll’ mode, the engine offers optimum throttle response while riding dynamics achieve ideal performance on all roads. ‘Rock’ mode allows riders to tap into the full dynamic potential – throttle
the response is very spontaneous and direct, while Automatic Stability Control allows a little more slip.
The all-new BMW R 18 Classic boasts a list of important standard features. The disengageable traction control Automatic Stability Control provides perfect control, whether the road is dry or wet. Dynamic Engine Brake Control electronically prevents the sliding of the rear-wheel by the sudden closure of throttle or backspacing. Hill Start Control makes starting off on a hill particularly easy. The keyless Ride system replaces the conventional ignition steering lock. The bike also offers Electronic Cruise Control as standard.
The all-new BMW R 18 Classic brake system is equipped with the well-established BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral) that adapts the distribution of brake force between the front and rear brakes to the dynamic wheel load distribution and the load state. In addition, the dynamic brake light signals function warns the following traffic in two stages when the brakes are applied sharply and in the event of an emergency brake manoeuvre.
BMW Motorrad has also collaborated with renowned international brands to further add to the diverse range of accessories and customization. Created in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, two different design collections of milled aluminium parts are available – ‘Machined’ and ‘2-Tone-Black’.
In cooperation with Mustang Seats, high-quality, hand-made seats are offered in different variants for a variety of purposes. Developed in cooperation with Vance & Hines, a custom exhaust system is available in chrome or with a scratch-resistant black ceramic coating.
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Specifications – BMW R 18 Classic
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Ahmedabad based Jhanwi Creative Studio makes India proud by winning the coveted International AFNS Photography Award

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], February 27 (ANI/India PR Distribution): Jhanwi Creative Studio, an Ahmedabad-based photo studio has made India proud on the international photography platform by winning the renowned AFNS Award.
The AFNS AWARD is an international competition for photographers in the field of Newborn Photography & Maternity Photography.
We draw on photographers who convey a high level of quality and exceptionalness with their pictures. The idea, composition, image design, and implementation are evaluated by an international expert jury. The award is divided into the following 7 categories: maternity, newborns, parents, babies, children, siblings, birth.
The 2021 results have just been released and Indian photographers from Jhanwi creative studio have been named the winner of the newborn photography category, out of thousands of entries from 18 countries.
Jhanwi creative studio has made India proud by winning the acclaimed AFNS photography award for newborn photography. AFNS awards are an internationally organized photography contest. This year photographers from more than 18 countries have participated in the event.
The studio is run by young talents 23-year-old Rudra Jani and 21-year-old Meshwani Chavda. Despite their youth and less experience, they are adept at sensing and delivering on the needs of their clients as well as arranging some of the most beautiful and poignant pictures of new mothers and their babies.
The studio has achieved much since its inception. It completed more than 250 sessions within the first six months of its inception and has bagged an award by the international contest called AFNS Awards. The two talented duos who run the company believe in the value of hard work and struggle to meet the lofty goals that inspire them.
Meshwani Chavda is adept at creating adorable settings for babies. In collaboration with Rudra Jani, who is a highly talented photographer, they are able to create magical photographs. Jhanwi Creative Studio helps capture adorable photographs of babies and their mothers, which will endure as long-lasting memories for a client.
The studio is racing ahead, thanks to the efforts of its creative leaders. RudraJani is based in Mehsana and is pursuing qualifications in VFX and Animation from eQuinoxx. He started this business with his own efforts and has been steadfast for the past 3 years.
Just graduated from Gujarat University, Meshwani Chavda lives in Ahmedabad and is passionate about photographing babies. She manages the entire process of photographing right from the beginning to the end in the studio. Her ambition is to carry her business to abroad, along with continuing her higher studies. RupeshGohil is a senior editor of Jhanwi Creative Studio.
More details on Jhanwi Creative Studio can be found on their Instagram and Facebook handle:-
https://www.instagram.com/jhanwi_studio.
https://www.facebook.com/Jhanwistudio/
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Need to promote decent and sustainable work in automotive industry: ILO

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Geneva [Switzerland], February 27 (ANI): Governments and organisation of workers and employers from around the world have agreed that there is an urgent need to invest in education, training and life-long learning for all in the automotive industry.
“The industry is going through an unprecedented change amid great challenges,” said Chairperson of a virtual ILO meeting Erika Gabriela Martinez Lievano.
“Our industry can contribute to green growth and decent work opportunities for more women and men, through a just transition in which we create an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises to grow and we promote and protect workers’ rights,” she said.
The Covid-19 crisis has placed massive economic strains on the industry and its workers. It has compounded existing challenges like supply chain disruption, factory closures and a collapse in demand.
“The automotive industry has been severely disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, putting at risk the survival of enterprises. It will take years for the industry to return to pre-crisis levels of production and sales,” said the Employer vice-chairperson Sawsen Ayari Pouliquen.
“There is an urgent need to build back an enabling business environment, stimulate aggregate demand and prepare to meet future skills needs of the industry going forward,” she said.
The ILO’s centenary Declaration for the Future of Work (2019) and its human-centred approach provides a roadmap for shaping a future that works for all in the automotive industry and ensure that no one is left behind.
“Freedom of association and collective bargaining are more important than ever,” said the Worker Vice-chairperson Ben Mathew Norman.
“These rights enable the effective social dialogue that is needed to face an increasingly uncertain future in the automotive industry and to assure that transformations in the industry are socially and environmentally just,” he said.
The meeting adopted conclusions that give governments, workers and employers a strong mandate to invest in people’s capabilities and a just transition to decent and sustainable work.
“The adoption of these ambitious conclusions is timely and propitious,” said the Government Vice-chairperson Therese Boutsen.
“They clearly reflect that governments, employers and workers refuse to be passive victims of circumstances or megatrends and that they are ready to jointly shape a brighter future of work for more women and men in the automotive industry.” (ANI)

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Come explore global business opportunities at the grand 3D event ‘Global Buyer Seller Meet’ organised by Being Exporter

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Surat (Gujarat), February 27(ANI/PNN): Let the Virtual World redefine your Business Culture. Being Exporter in association with Association of Global Merchants is here with – ‘Global Buyer Seller Meet.’ This International Virtual Exhibition is happening on February 26, 27, and 28, 2021.
It is a 360 degree and 3D platform for buyers and sellers across the world to meet, interact and discover global business opportunities. It has been organized with the goal to generate more and more businesses for people in India to help alleviate their business brands on a big global platform and export effectively.
This grand international virtual event creates a new look for promoting the ‘Make In India’ campaign. This is one of the best events showcasing our local talent on a global online platform, thus supporting the ‘Vocal for Local’ concept in India.
Also, this shows that we believe in ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ and are duly promoting this ideology. If you see the exteriors we have put our Prime Minister’s image which exhibits our strong belief and support to all three ideologies as proposed by Narendra Modiji.
This time we have created a very extraordinary event by starting a unique initiative. We Have collaborated with the Association with Global Merchants and have invited important dignitaries from across the globe. Our special guest invitees include Francesco Mirizzi, Kezy Mukiri, and Scarlett Hoffmann from Europe, Africa, and South America respectively.
We even have core committee members of Global Merchants who will be our special guests – Yadav Ashwani Bishkarma, Brijesh Kumar Akoliya, and Akash Sanjay Agrawal. This will give a lot of scope for exploring global business opportunities between India and other countries.
With the belief that ‘export is easy,’ the Man of Exports is introducing one of the biggest and the largest 3D exhibitions happening in India. ‘Global Buyer Seller Meet, ‘ is one of the most exclusive trade shows with a buyer’s presence from across 100+ countries. Mr. Bhagirath Goswami, founder of Being Exporter has been causing abundant exports and creating exporters in the country.
Due to his passion and dedication in the field of exports, he has been named the ‘Man of Exports’ by many entrepreneurs. In order to promote Indian exports, Bhagirath helps people from all walks of life to export their consignments.
Towards this cause, he organizes many global events and exhibitions. This time Bhagirath is coming with a unique kind of initiative for the exporters.
It is the most exclusive trade show cum international buyer-seller meet where visitors from 100 plus countries will visit the online platform. The exhibition covers various commodities like agricultural products, textiles, chemicals, furniture, food, machinery, jewelry, kitchen appliances, and much more.
The whole idea behind the ‘Global Buyer Seller Meet is to connect buyers from different countries to sellers who have been in their business for a long.
The exhibition will also give buyers access to information like products, websites, presentations, chatting options, and also direct video calling. The interesting part about this exhibition is that there are going to be many seminars, panel discussions, and other events scheduled to run alongside the stalls. They also have an entertainment zone with live band performances and art shows.
If you are interested to explore the international market, then you can do so by simply booking your stall in the exhibition. As a seller, this will be the best opportunity for you to showcase your products, and meet thousands of buyers coming from different countries around the world. This will in turn generate leads and increase your exports and take your business to the next level.
Come be a part of the Global Buyer Seller Meet. Your chance to meet, network, and explore the export market. This international exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you cannot miss.
For more information: https://globalbuyersellermeet.com/
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ADB’s AAA rating affirmed, outlook stable

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Singapore, February 27 (ANI): S&P Global Ratings has affirmed AAA long-term and A-1 plus short-term issuer credit ratings on Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The ratings on ADB reflect S&P’s assessment of the bank’s extremely strong enterprise and financial risk profiles. The ratings do not incorporate extraordinary shareholder support from ADB’s callable capital because S&P assesses the bank’s capital adequacy to be in its highest category without this support.
The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened ADB’s role as a counter-cyclical lender. In response to the pandemic, the bank announced a 20 billion dollar financing package in April 2020, which includes a 13 billion dollar Covid-19 pandemic response option under its countercyclical support facility.
In addition, ADB unveiled a new 9 billion dollar vaccine facility in December 2020 to support the purchase and delivery of vaccines in Asia Pacific region.
In terms of the size of purpose-related exposures, the bank is the fourth-largest multilateral institution after the European Investment Bank, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association.
S&P said ADB’s important role and unwavering public policy mandate along with strong membership support anchor its assessment of an extremely strong enterprise risk profile.
The bank benefits from the support of its members and a diverse shareholder base. A total of 49 members from Asia Pacific own 63.4 per cent of ADB and 19 non-regional members own the remainder.
While Japan and the United States have always been ADB’s largest shareholders (both own 15.6 per cent), the bank’s shareholder base is diversified with eight governments owning more than 5 per cent of capital each.
These include China (6.4 per cent), India (6.3 per cent), Indonesia (5.4 per cent), Canada (5.2 per cent) and South Korea (5 per cent). Non-borrowing members have about 62 per cent of ADB voting rights, outnumbering borrowing members by two to one. (ANI)

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CESL pitches for Delhi government’s shift to electric vehicles

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New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), has announced support for the Delhi government’s switch to electric vehicles.
The Delhi government has mandated all its departments, autonomous bodies, and grantee institutions to shift their existing fleet of hired conventional fuel vehicles to electric variants within six months.
The Delhi EV Policy 2020 says all departments of the government of NCT of Delhi will have to shift their existing hired petrol, diesel and CNG vehicles to electric vehicles via lease model through Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal or through EESL.
CESL is a registered body on the e-Marketplace, and provides with ecosystem based services to enable such a system-based conversion.
Mahua Acharya, CEO and Managing Director of CESL, said it is admirable to see the Delhi government take a leadership role in accelerating the adoption of electric mobility.
“Taking a system-wide approach is also exactly the way this should be done, and the Delhi Government has indeed gone this way. This shift will do a lot for residents of the NCT area too, addressing air and noise pollution while simultaneously signalling to the market its seriousness around electric mobility,” she said.
The adoption of electric vehicles in India is being encouraged by the central government with a target to reach 30 per cent by 2030. Nearly 70 per cent of all commercial cars, 30 per cent of private cars, 40 per cent of buses and 80 per cent of two-wheeler and three-wheeler sales will convert to their electric variants.
Delhi has a target of 25 per cent EVs for all new vehicle registrations by 2024.
CESL has taken the lead by deploying 1,500 electric vehicles and over 1,000 charging stations. With the help of the government subsidy, the aim is to reach 10,000 charging stations in three years.
CESL says it will take this effort to the next level by rolling out innovative clean energy-based transport solutions as a whole, not just electric cars. It will invest in solutions that lie at the confluence of renewable energy, electric mobility and climate change. (ANI)

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Versatile ZServiceDesk IT GRC at affordable cost launched in India

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New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI.NewsVoir): India is among the top five countries with the greatest number of cyber-attacks, according to The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) have reported 7 lakh cyber-attacks in commercial and legal entities till August 2020. Hence, dealing with constant barrage of security risks and an ever-growing regulatory compliance landscape is a Challenge for CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers).
Offering a promising solution for the challenge, ZServiceDesk has launched a versatile and affordable Integrated IT GRC, that helps in figuring out the right balance by looking at governance, compliance and risk at the same time. IT GRC with automation capabilities sends alerts and provides intelligent data to security leaders to define actions further to be taken in order to reduce risk surface.
According to a report, most organizations aren’t quantitatively managing their IT risk program, and less than a third (31 percent) review IT risk assessment every quarter. Approximately 15 percent perform this process monthly. In the majority of cases (71 percent), the CISO does not participate in the creation of IT risk program.
As per CISCO Annual Cyber Security Report, 53 per cent of all cyber-attacks led to financial damages of more than USD 500K (including lost revenue, customers, opportunities, and out-of-pocket costs among others) for organisations in 2018.
Hence, implementing IT GRC has become need of the hour not only for IT, banking and financial services, but also for manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, R&D and IP-based organisations, Regulatory bodies, including government agencies, Commercial research and development (R&D) institutions, Importers and exporters, Government organizations, research organizations, and consulting firms, Trade associations and industry bodies.
Ritika Sahani, Head – Sales and Marketing, ZServiceDesk informed that the high cost of IT GRC integration has been a restraining factor for 97 per cent organizations in India from using the most essential security service. Aiming to make the IT GRC Tool accessible for both Large and Small
Enterprises, we have come up with affordable IT GRC having all broad feature set of higher-priced competitor, almost at one fourth Cost.
Further she added, ZServiceDesk IT GRC, Integrated approach allows CISO to manage the entire lifecycle of Risk management and other relevant components to establish effective governance structure. Organizations can assign the stakeholders, create Defensible Cyberspaces, Create Assets, Assign Risk Levels, Identify Risks, Assess Impact, define mitigation strategies, Apply and Implement Controls, Create relevant Policies, do the vendor risk assessment, create and track audit activities, map with Compliances and Regulatory requirements such as ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HIPPA etc.
It can also perform data validation and auditing operations in the background. This means your team won’t have to spend time on manual processes and can instead focus on long-range innovations and more impactful projects. It also ensures that the information you’re reviewing is thorough, consolidated, and free of human error.
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