Union Minister for MSME’s, Shri Kalraj Mishra inaugurates 6th India Machine Tools Expo today aiming to boost manufacturing

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a major push for ‘Make in India’, the international spotlight is on India’s manufacturing sector. The 6th India Machine Tools Show 2015 opened today with the focus of promoting greater innovation and better manufacturing in India’s machine tools sector, with over 150 exhibitors showcasing the innovation in technology and design being undertaken by them.

The inauguration of the 6th edition of the exhibition was attended by some imminent dignitaries including Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India; Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) – Government of India; and Shri Ravindra Nath, CMD, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) at Pragati Maidan.

With a participation of more than 1000 companies from India and at least 100 companies from the top league of capital goods sector, IMTOS has over the years emerged as the country’s leading exhibition on machine tools and automotive technology. Organized by K and D Communication Limited, the India Machine Tools Show (IMTOS) 2015 is officially supported by ‘Make in India’ campaign and promises to provide a major interface between Indian manufacturers of machine tools and international companies to boost trade and exports.

Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the 6th India Machine Tools Show 2015 today, Union Minster for MSME’s Shri Kalraj Mishra said it is important to encourage entrepreneurship and promote start-ups for innovation in machinery and manufacturing industry in India.

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Set off Fireworks with 37Games this 4th of July

It’s summer time. Everyone needs to get their priorities straight. It’s a time for cook outs, swimming pools, cold beers, and video games, of course! While those coals are heating up and those ribs are marinating stop by our website to get loot for your favorite game!

Set off Fireworks and Get Game Gift Packs!

From July 3rd – July 10th stop by our Independence Day page to set off fireworks and redeem points for in-game prizes! Play the mini game twice a day and share your score with your friends to redeem your gift code! So don’t forget to check out http://goo.gl/pm9Rwo this coming week!

In-Game Events
Siegelord – During the 4th of July celebration, players can collect fireworks by attacking fireworks convoys on the world map. Fireworks can then be used in exchange for diamonds, vouchers, and phantoms! Loads of XP can also be earned during this event – so make sure to come to Thieden and get yours! http://en.37.com/siegelord/

Dragon Atlas – Dragon Atlas will be holding in-game events of its own to commemorate this day of summer revelry! Log-in for rewards, get extra gold for Midas Touch, and enjoy more perks in the drinking contest at the tavern! http://en.37.com/da/

So before you go to the pool or neighborhood block party be sure to join the 37Games 4th of July celebration and get sweet rewards! Happy 4th of July!

Visiting India for IT Education, these Foreign Students Return Home with the Power of Yoga

· IT training provider Koenig solutions not only trains foreign students in IT courses but also enriches them with Yoga classes at campus

· As India celebrated the International Yoga Day recently, these students are determined to take the ancient Indian practice to more people back home

Mutashobya Mushumbusi, a 31 year old systems analyst at the Bank of Tanzania, was sent to India by his organization to upgrade his IT skills. Little did he know while packing his bags for the ‘IT land’ that he will return back a changed man, with much more than IT training.

His three week stay in India, did not just equip him to take greater professional challenges but also trained him to live life to the best of his potential – by leveraging the knowledge and power of yoga.

Mutashobya is just one among a number of such men and women from foreign lands who come to India for professional or educational reasons but end up discovering India’s most famous cultural export.

Koenig Solutions, a leading IT training providing company which trains thousands of people every year in multiple IT skills and courses runs a complementary program for yoga education for all its students. Its purpose is to make all students aware of the benefits of healthy body and happy mind for greater productivity and peaceful living.

“When I got the chance of travelling to India for IT training, I was looking forward to a good learning experience in upgrading my professional skills. But the unexpected gain has been in the spiritual and psychic domain. Like people across the world I too had heard about the ancient Indian practice of Yoga but never had the chance to know it closely. My stay in India introduced me to this practice and I would say it has had a tremendous positive impact on my mental and physical well-being. I return back an enriched person,” says Mutashobya who lives in Dar es Salaam.

Before they start their daily instructions in IT, students divide themselves in batches and turn to a professional trainer who helps them unlock the reserve potential inside their bodies and minds before they launch themselves into the daily grind.

The instructors at the IT training company say starting the day with yoga helps the students deal better with the entire day Boot Camp IT Training, which requires a lot of concentration and energy.
“Hundreds of foreign students come to our campus every year to enhance their IT skills. They look up to India as an land of IT. We try to make their stay in our country more productive and valuable than they could imagine. We are proud that a number of foreign students have benefitted from our program. It’s interesting that they return back with two precious Indian products – IT and Yoga,” says Mr Rohit Aggrawal, CEO, Koenig Solutions.

Nearly 10,000 foreign students (as of 2014-15) come to Koenig for IT training every year.

“Yoga is a 5000 year old ancient practice to achieve the complete well-being of body and mind. It is not only beneficial to the body but holds immense benefits on the human mind. It elevates the consciousness, helps achieve tranquility and raises productivity in the long run. The students themselves experience the benefits in their daily lives,” says Mr. Manoj Kumar, a professional Yoga trainer, who has been training Koenig students for the past nine years.
Yoga at Koenig is a daily practice, and the company provides free yoga sessions to its students, staff and society’s underprivileged students. This is part of Koenig’s Ethos and Koenig Culture to take care of your mind, body and soul.

Chidiogo Obinna Umezwne, another foreign student, who came to India from Nigeria to study an IT course at Koenig Solutions says he found the daily Yoga so useful that not only he plans to practice it all his life, but also introduce it to his friends back home.

“Yoga is not a widely known practice in Nigeria. There are neither instructors nor people who know anything about it. But I would like to spread word that it is a very useful exercise for the mind and body. It helped me cope better with the daily stress of life,” says 29-year-old Chidiogo, who works at Gigiware Limited, a software solutions provider in Lagos.

Mantri Espana penthouse sold on Snapdeal for Rs. 6 crore

Mantri Developers, one of India’s most trusted real estate groups, today announced the sale of a luxury penthouse at Mantri Espana in Bengaluru for Rs. 6 crore on Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace, making this the highest online residential sale in the country.

In light of the surge in online property sales, Mantri Developers recently tied up with Snapdeal to sell premium and luxury residential apartments online.

Speaking about the sale, Mr Sushil Mantri, MD of Mantri Developers said, “As a constant endeavour to push the boundaries of innovation, we tried to evaluate an alliance with Snapdeal and explore online marketing and selling options through the portal. The result speaks for itself as we have been able to achieve a sale for one of our most premium properties – Mantri Espana worth Rs. 6 crore. It is the highest online residential sale in present times! We are happy with the result and will continue to forge our way ahead amidst the various possibilities in the digital universe.”

Mr Mantri who is also the Vice President for CREDAI National added, “Mantri developers has been one of the pioneers in the digital marketing segment through existing solutions like unified video chat for new and existing clients, secure payment gateways for online purchase, and Mantri Corporate Mobile App for instant property viewing. We will continue to innovate more in this space”

Poornima, the home-buyer said, “I wanted to deal only with trusted builders for buying my dream home and when I saw Mantri Developers selling premium units on Snapdeal, I was tempted to explore! The information they provided was crisp, accurate and to the point. Also the payment process was quick and secure. I managed to avoid unnecessary trips to the project sites and various developers’ office in selecting the project. The buying process was so convenient and I was also offered a very good deal on Snapdeal.”

Speaking about the growth of the category and the partnership with Mantri Developers, Amit Maheshwari, VP Fashion, FMCG and Real Estate, Snapdeal said, “Real estate category on Snapdeal has been growing at over 400% since its launch in August 2014 and is shaping into one of the most exciting categories for us. India’s top developers are now our partners and customer response too has been tremendous. From a buyer’s point of view, Snapdeal offers multiple options from reputed developers to choose from. The buying process on Snapdeal is hassle free and buyers get end-to-end service support ensuring seamless buying experience across projects. We are very excited about the prospects of real estate category on Snapdeal.”

Designed around Spanish colonial architecture, Mantri Espana unifies the Mediterranean style with modern design-patterned arches, tiled courtyards, red roof and terraces along with expansive windows and open space. The penthouses come with attached family terrace area with beautiful view of lake and greenery around.

Schneider Electric India launches ‘Energy and Automation Yatra – 2015-16’ to promote Energy Management & Automation for the manufacturing sector

94 city Road show will demonstrate Smart Solutions via energy efficiency and energy management to promote Smart Towns and Smart Villages

Schneider Electric – the global energy management and automation specialist and a leader in energy efficiency – today launched its ‘Energy and Automation Yatra – 2015-16’: a six-month road show commencing from its corporate office in Gurgaon. The road show was flagged off by Mr Anil Chaudhry, Country President and Managing Director – Schneider Electric India. The campaign is being undertaken through a specially-outfitted truck that will traverse the length & breadth of the country, from Jammu to Tuticorin and from Morbi to Guwahati, going approximately 95 Tier 2, 3 and 4 towns, including rural areas, with around 105 road show days and 75 town-to-town transit days between June and December 2015.

The Energy and Automation Yatra is an initiative in line with the Government’s Make in India & Digital India initiatives, where the nation can experience digitization in electrical distribution and solar power, industrial automation solutions. During the six-month Yatra, Schneider Electric India (SEI) will display offerings in Infrastructure, Solar solutions, Electrical Grid Distribution Management & Automation, Low Voltage distribution, and Industrial Automation

Speaking during the flag-off, Mr Anil Chaudhry, Country President and Managing Director – Schneider Electric India, said: “As India surges forward and makes significant strides in her manufacturing capability & progresses on the digital journey, we are proud to be contributing in the ongoing phase of nation-building by spreading awareness related to energy management and automation for Indian businesses & entrepreneurs. The Energy and Automation Yatra will be bringing the latest innovations in technology to India’s hinterland and promises to give a fillip to the infrastructural and manufacturing ambitions of India”.

Product displays and demos by SEI experts will explain energy management & industrial automation technologies. Engagements through touch and feel of products and audiovisuals will offer a firsthand experience about efficacy and usage, allowing entrepreneurs, plant managers, facility managers, maintenance & electrical heads an in-depth understanding about the cutting-edge products functionality.

Schneider Electric – The global specialist in energy management and automation is committed to help individuals and organizations make most of their energy by offering integrated energy management & automation solutions from the Plant to the Plug, from the shopfloor to the topfloor. The organization is one of the leaders in management of Smart Cities and has helped develop concepts such as Smart Energy, Smart Water, Smart Integration, Smart Buildings and Smart Public Services and builds trust through deft management of constituents that are integral to the Smart City concept.

Australian coffee manufacturer, FreshFood brews tech-revamp with Ramco ERP

To replace obsolete legacy system with cloud-based postmodern suite from Ramco

Manufacturer and coffee supplier of – The House of Robert Timms, Bushells Coffee, Café-Bar and Picco brands – FreshFood Management Services (FreshFood) signs pact with global enterprise software vendor, Ramco Systems to replace its legacy system with a mobile-based postmodern ERP. Ramco’s partner, Megasoft played a vital role in this engagement.

Australia’s foremost coffee pioneer, FreshFood will be implementing a comprehensive ERP suite including Finance, Supply Chain, Production, Maintenance, Sales and Shipping, and CRM. In addition, FreshFood also plans to implement Equipment Rental Management software from Ramco to manage and keep track of large number of coffee machines – rented/leased to business partners. Ramco’s end-to-end solution will streamline FreshFood’s business functions, and will enable a seamless flow of information, provide much needed process integration, resulting in improved speed of business.

Mr. John Elliott, Business Director – ANZ, FreshFood Management Services Pty. Ltd., said, “We are pleased to commence our eagerly-awaited partnership with Ramco. Having expanded into multiple facets including manufacturing, trading, marketing, field force integration and distributing coffee in all its forms, we needed a technology partner who can integrate our businesses and power its future growth. In Ramco, we found a platform which is comprehensive and scalable to meet both our current and future business needs.”

Mr. Ken Kwek, Finance Head, FreshFood Management Services Pty. Ltd., added, “Ramco ERP will help us reset our processes with best practices, which will then lead to improved efficiency and better operational insights. It will help us move towards dashboards and role-based workspaces, adoption of mobility, flexible advanced reporting, and vastly improved management by exception in real time. We are delighted to begin this journey with Ramco and Megasoft.”

Mr. Rajiv Srivastava, Managing Director, Megasoft (Ramco’s implementation partner), said, “As a partner of Ramco, we are delighted to be a part of this engagement. Ramco ERP has far superior value proposition compared to other conventional ERP solutions, and we are looking forward to this implementation.”

Mr. Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems, said, “We are delighted to add a prestigious brand like FreshFood to our growing customer league. We have been strengthening our foothold in the Australasian market and are thrilled with the success, so far. As a relatively new vendor in the market, we beat global brands and are replacing a well-established legacy vendor at FreshFood. With Cloud and postmodern ERP gaining traction, there is a good market opportunity opening up for replacement of legacy systems.”

“This partnership underscores Ramco’s ongoing commitment to developing intuitive, user-centric enterprise management solutions that transform businesses, on a global level”, added, Mr. Aggarwal.

Ramco ERP on Cloud as a post-modern and single integrated ERP platform has been delivering significant innovation, cost savings, and superior business processes to organizations, globally. Ramco’s focus on innovations in usability, context-awareness, mobility, overall flexibility, apart from comprehensive set of functionality has enabled smooth transitions possible for customers.

Vodafone rolls-out National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP) from July 3

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, today announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP), aligning with the Government’s mandate to roll-out pan-India Mobile Number Portability services from July 3, 2015.

The National Mobile Number Portability service facilitates customers to carry their existing mobile number from one telecom circle to another across India and choose the operator of their choice. NMNP is applicable to all pre-paid and post-paid customers.

Customers looking for the convenience of retaining their existing number at the new location can avail the benefits of National MNP service.

Vodafone India has a pan India base of over 184 million customers serviced through a network of over 130,000 sites, of which over 35,000 are 3G sites. This makes Vodafone India, the 5th largest network in the world. Vodafone also has the largest retail footprint with over 9800 exclusive retail stores across India.

Commenting about the initiative, Vivek Mathur, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India said, “Customers will be the biggest gainers of the National MNP service as it allows them to carry their existing number across India and also choose the operator of their choice. Vodafone has benefited from the intra-circle MNP that was rolled out in 2011 and we look forward to a similar response this time.”