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Bangalore (Karnataka) [India], February 16 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, organized the tenth edition of the Wipro earthian awards for the year 2020 on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
The annual awards recognize excellence in sustainability in education in schools and colleges in India.
Wipro earthian is one of India’s largest sustainability education programs for schools and colleges. The 2020 edition of the Wipro earthian program received over 900 project entries, out of which winning entries from 20 schools and 8 colleges were selected by an independent jury.
The teams from schools demonstrated their understanding of biodiversity, waste and water through activity based learning programs and written essays. The teams from colleges submitted journalistic entries on the themes of water, waste and agriculture in the urban sustainability context.
The Wipro earthian awards have seen a threefold increase in the number of participants since its inception in 2011. The program has engaged with over 55,000 schools and colleges, 130,000 students and 13,000 teachers from across India. The support from Wipro’s education partners across the country has helped expand the reach of the program.
The winning institutes were felicitated by Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji at a virtual event held on Saturday. They will receive a certificate along with a cash prize. They will also get an opportunity to engage with Wipro and its sustainability partners through continuous collaborative programs that will enable a deeper understanding of issues critical to sustainability.
The virtual event featured a keynote talk by David Quammen, world renowned author and science journalist who talked about his research and insights into the delicate balance of biodiversity and how pandemics like COVID-19 originate when we disturb that balance. The event also had Jadav “Molai” Payeng, Forest Man of India sharing his journey through a recorded interview and 9 year old Licypriya Kangujam who shared her message with the students on her journey of becoming a climate activist at a young age. The day concluded with the 2020 National Finals of the Wipro earthian Sustainability Quiz, hosted by noted quizmaster, Lloyd Saldana from Greycaps India Pvt Ltd.
“Wipro earthian is our flagship program that seeks to encourage young minds across the country to think and act in a more sustainable manner. Started in 2011, it has been a remarkable 10 years in which we have seen the program grow and evolve on multiple dimensions. Seeing young students from across the length and breadth of the country engage with sustainability with so much zeal and passion gives us reason for hope,” said Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro Limited, on this occasion.
The list of winning teams at Wipro earthian awards 2020 can be accessed here.
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Sharad Chaudhary’s Dreamz Production House is promoting young talents of India

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New Delhi [India], March 4 (ANI/ThePRTree): It’s high time to take one step forward towards a better life in 2021. After 2020, things change a lot in India and the world, but humans are born to fight and find our way to live a better life.
India is taking a major step towards leading a normal life after vaccinations started. Once again top production houses came forward for India’s youth to help them attain a name in the modelling and entertainment industry.
Dreamz Production house started by Sharad Chaudhary is known for promoting India’s bright talents. Recently, Sharad and his team organised a magnificent event for top models and smart talent around India. This event was the talk of the town, and why not? When you have a star-studded event with top celebrities, the media platforms would automatically create a buzz in the market.
Delhi based Dreamz Production house hosted an event in Lucknow in the Grand JBR hotel. It was a great event with renowned names like Ranvijay, Karan Kundra, Prince Narula, Yuvika Chaudhary, Rohit Khandelwal, Anushka Sharma, Zieshan Quadri (director) and many more attended the event.
In this event, the Chief Guests were Tarun Rathi (Vice President). Film Development Board U.P and Tarun Rathi, who is Cabinet Minister Uttar Pradesh Government, Rahul Gupta, Convenor chairman jewellers and bullion association.
Dreamz production aims to provide young ones and freshers a platform to showcase their talent and become a part of India’s next super Model 2021. And the event, too, was based on a similar objective. Dreamz production house also leads Mrs India universal 2021, which changed the lives of many models.
The list of winners of the India Super Model 2021 competition includes Rohit Saxena and Anshu Rajput. With Mayank Rana and Arpita Singaria as Ist runner ups and Ajay Saini and Tanisha Verma as 2nd runner ups. Also for Mrs India Universal, 2021, Rashmi Rathi came out as the winner with Pooja Bhosekar and Usha Thalathoti as the 1st and 2nd runner ups respectively.
The male designer in this function was Pankaj Soni and the female designer was Batul Ali, and the event was supported by Associate Director Omdeep Kavita Motiyani.
The efforts that Sharad and his team put in are commendable. We need more such production houses in the coming years to participate in India’s growth by providing suitable platforms catering to every young talent in India.
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Wipro to acquire tech consultancy Capco for $1.45 billion

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], March 4 (ANI): IT software major Wipro Ltd said on Thursday it has signed an agreement to acquire Capco, a global management and technology consultancy providing digital, consulting and technology services to financial institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
The acquisition will make Wipro one of the largest end-to-end global consulting, technology and transformation service providers to the banking and financial services industry.
London-headquartered Capco’s clients include many marquee names in the global financial services industry. Over the past 20 years, the company has worked closely with business leaders including boards and C-suites in banking, capital markets, wealth, asset management and insurance sectors.
It is widely acknowledged for its deep domain and consulting expertise, risk and regulatory offerings and thought leadership around key industry technology challenges and opportunities. In addition, Capco services clients in the energy and commodities trading sector.
Capco has an experienced executive team and over 5,000 world-class business and technology consultants based across 30 global locations supporting clients through their expert insights, entrepreneurial approach and focus on delivery excellence.
“Wipro and Capco share complimentary business models and core guiding values. I am certain that our new Capco colleagues will be proud to call Wipro home,” said Thierry Delaporte, CEO and Managing Director of Wipro.
The acquisition is expected to close in the quarter ending June 30.
Lance Levy, Chief Executive Officer of Capco, said: “We are incredibly excited to join our new colleagues at Wipro. Together, we will offer bespoke transformational end-to-end solutions now powered by innovative technology at scale to create a new leading partner to the financial services industry.” (ANI)

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Ignite India Education launches six new fresh faces to the fashion industry

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New Delhi [India], March 4 (ANI/SRV Media): Rainush by Govind Kumar Singh’s new collection “Manjima” was launched at the Asia Jewells Fair 2021 at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru. The glamorous and state-of-the-art collection was showcased by the renowned designer Govind Kumar Singh.
The top six winners of the Ignite India Meraki Fashion Competition, Nayomi Liz Thomas Kuruvilla from Delhi Public School Bangalore; Saasha Joshua from Deens Academy Whitefield; Riddhi Juyal from Christ Junior College; Sweezal Furtado and Harika Reddy from Mount Carmel PU college., were given the golden chance to walk the ramp along with the Industry’s top runway models.

The Rainush Collection “Manjima” launch is definitely setting a new benchmark of never seen exciting contemporary fabric surface developments and a unique play on colours. The collection was extremely divine and eye-catching. It was a unique fashion-forward blend of bridal outfits and fusion wear which left the audience awestruck. Every ensemble in the collection was made with utmost perfection and care.
Govind Kumar Singh, Designer and Founder of Ignite India Education says, “This collection is very close to my heart and the excitement has even doubled because today, we have launched six new extremely talented models. They were the winners of the Ignite India Meraki event by Ignite India Education, which is an annual event. We organize multiple events throughout the year to encourage & support young talents.”

Inspired by the late President Bharat Ratna Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s vision of ‘India Beyond 2020’, the Ignite India Education is continuing to spread awareness amongst the youth and provides the resources to prepare for entrance examinations of National Institute of Design (NID), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA/CEPT/B.Arch.), Common Entrance Examination for Design IIT-UCEED & CEED, Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination NCHMCT JEE, Common Law Admission Test ( CLAT), BBA/BBM Common Entrance Test, Bachelors & Master of Fine Arts and other new age career-oriented professional course entrance exams.
The Institute was founded with the primary objective to provide equal educational opportunities amongst the youth. We continue to navigate with a firm belief in our vision, and conviction in the pivotal role we play in shaping the future of students. At Ignite India Education, utmost importance is given to each student in the form of one-on-one doubt clearing sessions, regularly updated study material, mock tests, and flexible timing.
NIFT Situation test 2021 is basically a hand on the test to evaluate the candidate’s material handling skill, innovation & creative ability in a given situation with a given set of material like cardboard, mount board, ivory sheet, frozen dessert sticks, thread spool, Thermocol A4 size, wire, newspaper, clay, etc. Students usually get a paper that has three questions. They can pick one and make a three-dimensional model with the given material.
After completing the model, you need to write a concept note on how you get inspired for a specific model, how you utilized the given material, how your model helps others, are details you need to include in this note. After finishing the test, clean your desk and put your model, question paper, and answer sheet on your desk and leave the category.
Sample Paper for NIFT situation test can be downloaded from Ignite India APP. NIFT Situation Test Kit 2021 with all materials and tools are available on www.igniteindiaeducation.com and Amazon.
NATA 2021 The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021 first and second test will be conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) on April 10 and June 12, respectively. Ignite India offers a wide variety of courses for NATA 2021 aspirants which are customizable according to the student’s need. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Ignite India Education did not take a step back.
With a swift transition to the digital medium, the Institute ensured no loss in time and preparation. Students can now attend online classes and take their mock tests online. To further help the students, Ignite India Education has created a YouTube channel consisting of study material and other preparatory material.
To know more visit Ignite India Education
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Reliance Power, JERA achieve financial closure for project in Bangladesh

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 4 (ANI): Reliance Power and JERA Co Inc, which are developing a new gas-fired power generation project in Bangladesh, have achieved financial closure with a group of lenders that includes Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Asian Development Bank.
All requisite conditions for availing drawdown under the loan agreements have been satisfied, the Anil Ambani-controlled company said in a statement on Thursday.
The project is to build, own and operate a 745 megawatt natural gas combined-cycle power project at Meghnaghat in Narayanganj, about 40 km southeast of Dhaka.
Reliance Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary Samalkot Power Ltd has received the approval from Export Import Bank of the United States to sell one module of equipment to Samsung C&T Corporation of South Korea, which is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for project for Rs 1,540 crore.
The notice to proceed has been issued by project company to Samsung C&T, which in turn has issued the notice to proceed to Samalkot Power for supply of equipment.
Samalkot Power will supply one module of world-class equipment procured from internationally reputed original equipment manufacturers to the phase one project in Bangladesh.
Reliance Power’s networth is Rs 12,063 crore and debt to equity ratio is 2.24:1, which is among the lowest in industry. The company said it will achieve a total debt reduction of up to Rs 3,000 crore by March.
Reliance Power, a part of the Reliance Group, is a leading private sector power generation and coal resources company. It has one of the largest portfolios of power projects in private sector based on coal, gas and renewable energy with an operating portfolio of 5,945 megawatts. (ANI)

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Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd. recognized as Great Place To Work for second consecutive year

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Gurugram (Haryana) [India], March 4 (ANI/NewsVoir): Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (MESPL), a subsidiary of the world-renowned Officine Maccaferri Group, has been recognized as one of India’s Best Employer’ for the second consecutive year by the ‘Great Place to Work Institute’.
Owing to a healthy and employee-friendly culture, Maccaferri has positioned itself as an exceptional workplace by bagging this recognition.
The globally recognised authority, Great Place to Work looks upon building, sustaining, and recognising a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture at workplaces. This Certification is the ‘Gold Standard’ given to companies who have created a permanent DNA towards a trustworthy culture at their workplace.
Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with the Great Place to Work Institute for assessment, benchmarking and action planning to strengthen their workplace culture.
Great Place to Work Institute’s methodology is recognized as rigorous and objective and having achieved this recognition for two years in a row has placed the Maccaferri brand at the top, on corporate India’s map.
Vikramjiet Roy, the Managing Director of MESPL in India and the Regional CEO of the ISEAP (India, South-East Asia & Pacific) region at the Officine Maccaferri Group appreciated and said, “I am elated and feel proud as we did it again, we have been recognised as a Great Place To Work for the second consecutive year which is an endorsement of our diverse yet inclusive culture, strong camaraderie and equal opportunities for all approach.
I also appreciate the team’s sustained confidence and support in this difficult time to stay true to the Vision, Mission and Values we stand for. Our people are our biggest assets, and it is key that we offer them a culture of trust, fairness and growth and make this a fulfilling journey at Maccaferri. Our Maccaferri Leadership Model encourages everyone to be a leader in their own role as it enables us to discover our future leaders who can lead self, people, change & business capabilities.”
“I take this opportunity to thank the entire Maccaferri family for their continued commitment, trust and confidence which brings us amongst the best in the industry. This recognition will motivate us further to keep striving for continuous development, growth and value creation based on the strengths of our excellent team,” added Roy.
Adding to the achievement portfolio of the company, Mahua Chakrabarty, Regional HR Head of the ISEAP (India, South East Asia & Pacific) region at the Officine Maccaferri Group said, “A Great Place To Work is built on the foundation of our core values: Knowledge, Entrepreneurship, People, Passion & Open-Mindedness.
And it is key that we are able to create an emotional deposit with our people. Being certified as one of the best employers in the industry and country is a very powerful endorsement from our team that Maccaferri is an important part of their existence which offers them a trusting, performing and engaging culture to build their career.
We are focussed on building a culturally aligned team and take all efforts to ensure that new team members who come on board with us hold not only for their performing history but also for consistently exhibiting high standards in ethics and morale.”
Having completed over two decades in the Indian market, Maccaferri has developed innovative and environment-friendly engineered products and solutions which offer outstanding safety, quality and sustainability to its stakeholders. The employees have dedicatedly worked with passion and built equality amongst genders to enable Maccaferri’s exponential growth trajectory in the country.
Backed by a global legacy, Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Private Limited (MESPL) – a prominent civil engineering solution provider, was established in India in 1998. MESPL’s diverse offerings are uniquely designed to cater to sectors namely – Transportation & Urban Infrastructure, Environmental Protection, Mining, Emergency & Flood, Energy, Military, River Control Works and many more.
The company has successfully worked on over 1200 projects across the demography, making them one of the most trusted resolution providers for complex technical issues for challenging undertakings. Their extensive portfolio continues to expand on R&D, monitoring market trends, identifying the right opportunities, and analyzing consumer demand.
Over the years, the company has invested in world-class state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and has successfully established its manufacturing footprint across the demography with production units in Ranjangaon (Maharashtra), Shirur (Maharashtra) and Una (Himachal Pradesh).
Some of the company’s key clientele includes National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Airport Authority of India, IRCON, Zonal Railways, Border Roads Organization, Northeast Frontier Railways, Public Works Department of various states in India, NHPC, amongst many others.
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Vansh Gupta philanthropic nature makes him people’s favourite

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New Delhi [India], March 4 (ANI/ThePRTree): Vansh Gupta is an entrepreneur, visualiser, and philanthropist who has always proved that NGOs should be directed at serving people and not just accumulating money for their personal vendetta. His foundation, Unnati India works towards the betterment of underprivileged children.
And during the troublesome lockdown period, they widened their capacities to help underprivileged people as well the other needy sections of the society. And till today, they have been undertaking these activities of helping the ones in distress.
He also actively participates in his family business and Unnati India being his dream project has gotten all help and support from his family and peers. Forming this was not as difficult as it may sound, because Vansh was always determined and focused to set up something which could help the societal progress.
His motivation rose when he saw little children selling items on roads and begging for food. This hit him hard and that’s when he decided to do something for children who are less fortunate. Building finances was a task, but his resourceful mind of using available items correctly, limiting wastage helped him.
Speaking about Unnati India and his determination towards it, Vansh said, “In my eyes, a true entrepreneur not only thinks about his own personal benefit but also about benefiting the society through his work and ideas. Unnati was that side of mine… In this tough time, we broadened our horizons and helped as many people as we could.
Several campaigns were conducted by us and it gave me a feeling of contentment. It’s my baby and despite all tough times, the smiles on so many faces keep me going. I am grateful that people have acknowledged my work and liked me for who I am and what I do. Looking forward to serving people more and more in the coming time.”
Well, we have our hats off for Vansh. Wishing him more luck and success
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