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"Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." - Corrie ten Boom

"Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems" - Epictetus

"Okay, so, flying," I started, taking a deep breath and focusing on the thing I loved most in the world. "Flying is great. It feels great when you're doing it. It's fun. Pure freedom. There's nothing better." Dylan smiled, a slow, easy smile that seemed to light up his whole face. "So the first thing we're going to do," I told him, "is push you off the roof." - James Patterson, Fang

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  • "Without the orchestra of the universe,
    There would be no ether.
  • And without its instrumentation By the ether, There would be no waves.
  • And without any waves, There would be no sound.
  • And without sound, There would be no music.
  • And without music, There would be no life.
  • And without a life force, There would be no matter.
  • But it does not matter - Because what is matter, If there is no light?"

Thing to ponder over :
"All truly great thoughts
are conceived while walking."
- Friedrich Nietzsche,
Twilight of the Idols


"What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven."

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How to Commit the Perfect Murder" was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away." - Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me." - Erma Bombeck

"Earth's crammed with heaven... But only he who sees, takes off his shoes." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

"So, is there an afterlife, and if so, what will it be like? I don't have a clue. But I am confident that the one who has buoyed us up in life will also buoy us up through death. We die into God. What more that means, I do not know. But that is all I need to know." ? Marcus J. Borg, Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored

"Heaven would never be heaven without you."

"There once was a girl who found herself dead.
She peered over the ledge of heaven
and saw that back on earth
her sister missed her too much,
was way too sad,
so she crossed some paths
that would not have crossed,
took some moments in her hand
shook them up
and spilled them like dice
over the living world.
It worked.
The boy with the guitar collided with her sister.
"There you go, Len," she whispered.
"The rest is up to you." - Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

"Piece of Heaven?"

"Piece of Heaven?" "No, that other place I'm going to go to for thinking what I'm thinking." ? Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

The most tragic strain in human existence lies in the fact that the pleasure which we find in the things of this life, however good that pleasure may be in itself, is always taken away from us. The things for which men strive hardly ever turn out to be as satisfying as they expected, and in the rare cases in which they do, sooner or later they are snatched away.... For the Christians, all those partial, broken and fleeting perfections which he glimpses in the world around him, which wither in his grasp and he snatches away from him even while the wither, are found again, perfect, complete and lasting in the absolute beauty of God." - Randy Alcorn, Heaven

"Do people look the same when they go to heaven, mommy?" "I don't know. I don't think so." "Then how do people recognize each other?" "I don't know, sweetie. They just feel it. You don't need your eyes to love, right?" - R.J. Palacio, Wonder

"The first men to be created and formed were called the Sorcerer of Fatal Laughter,
the Sorcerer of Night, Unkempt, and the Black Sorcerer
They were endowed with intelligence, they succeeded in knowing all
that there is in the world. When they looked, instantly they saw all that
is around them, and they contemplated in turn the arc of heaven and the round
face of the earth [Then the Creator said]: 'They know all what shall we do with them now? Let their sight reach only to that which is near; let them see only a little of the face of the earth! Are they not by nature simple creatures of our making? Must they also be gods?" - Anonymous, Popol Vuh


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ILO DG welcomes G20 leaders' commitment to tackle inequality and jobs deficits
HANGZHOU : ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the commitment taken by G20 leaders to tackle rising inequality and job deficits. "Leaders from across the G20 countries spoke frankly about the economic and political risks caused by slow growth and weak employment prospects," he said at the end of the two day-meeting in Hangzhou.

AAI supports Young Chess Grandmaster S.L.Narayanan in winning Bronze Medal
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 24 : "When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right" ? Fiona Apple And so Airports Authority of India(AAI) supported Young Chess Grandmaster S.L.Narayanan who won Bronze Medal in World Junior Chess Championship 2016 conducted by Odisha Chess Association along with All India Chess Federation at KIIT University Bhubaneswar, India from August 07 to 7th to 22 , 2016.

PNB launches Android-based mobile app
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 24 : "You can't do traditional work at a modern pace. Traditional work has traditional rhythms." ? Bill Buford, Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line And so Mrs Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director and CEO, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched Android Based Mobile Application on USSD platform. On this occasion, she said that keeping pace with our tradition of providing ease and convenience of banking to our customers, Punjab National Bank has launched this product. This facility can be used widely by all sections of people in the country.

PNB gets National Award from MNRE
That man indeed lives in a zone where no multiplicity can distress him and which is nevertheless the most active workshop of universal fulfillment." - Philip K. Dick And so Punjab National Bank (PNB) has received National Award as Top Performer under the category of "Banks/Financial Institutes" in the First National Workshop on Roof Top Solar Power at Vigyan Bhavan on Tuesday . The award was presented by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy. Award was received by Mr H.K. Parikh, General Manager, Punjab National Bank.

PNB launches PNB PoWer Saving Product exclusively for women
NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 : "Our job is to provide an environment that unlocks women's potential one that protects their dignity and femininity, helps them create the necessary balance in their lives, and values their talents and potential. Given this environment, I am confident that women will perform nothing short of miracles."And so epitomizing empowerment Mrs Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank(PNB) launched a new Saving Account Product exclusively for women.

Experts' group to to be set up soon on consolidation of PSBs : FM
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 06 : The Union Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley said that the bankers' themselves have supported the proposal of consolidation of banks in order to have strong banks rather than having numerically large number of banks.

AAI participates in World ATM Congress
"The way to the place you wish to go can always be found; just behave like a river, that is to say, firstly, move and secondly, move with no hesitation!" And that is World ATM Congress at IFEMA exhibition Hall, Madrid , a place of places of aviation professional camaraderie. Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon... We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our profession is about. The professional is a professional see-er.>>>

PowerGrid employees pledge to 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 08 : "If by the quarter of the twentieth century godliness wasn't next to something more interesting than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness." -? Tom Robbins In line with the above outlined premise employees of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PowerGrid), has pledged to contribute 55,000 man hours towards the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan".

"Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." ? Thomas A. Edison, Diary and Sundry Observations of Thomas Alva Edison."-
Norman Vincent Peale






"The best or nothing at all."
― Gottlieb Daimler

Tirupati airport wins "Best Tourist
Friendly Airport" awa

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"- Why you?
- (...) I'm the best.
- Modest of you.
- I am the best. Modesty has nothing to say about it."
― Paul Hoffman, The Left Hand of God

And so Airports Authority of India's Tirupati airport has been awarded as "Best Tourist Friendly Airport" under the category for "State Annual Excellence Awards (2015-16)" by Andhra Pradesh Tourism.

India, World Bank sign MoU to set up
Rs 2,200-crore MSMEs training centres

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

The union Ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Bank for investing Rs 2,200 crore to set up training centres for MSME sector across India by 2017, Minister of State for MSME, Mr Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhury said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi .


“Quantity has a quality all its own.”
― Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin

FICCI accorded ISO 9001: 2008 Quality
Management Systems Certification

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 28 : “The 'Journey of quality' speaks of the paradigm of 'a process approach' of good inputs to a high success"
in ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System: A Reference Guide

And so The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (FICCI) has added a feather in its cap by becoming an ISO 9001:2008 certified

The possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.”
― Emily Dickinson

Nuclear power plant in Haryana to
start operation in about a year’s time

Thesynrgyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 28 : “For as soon as something becomes impossible it slipslides out of belief entirely, whether it’s true or not.”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

The government is exploring possibilities of establishing nuclear power plants in northern states of Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana, union Minister for Atomic Energy, Dr Jitendra Singh said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi

Debt burden mounts as telecom operators get
into price war: ASSOCHAM-KPMG study

Thesynergyonline Comunications Bureau

Even as the telecom industry finds itself in a tariff war with entry of a major player, an ASSOCHAM-KPMG paper has pointed towards the operators grappling with a huge debt burden of Rs 3.80 lakh crore, reinforcing a case for rationalisation of taxes and other levies along with spectrum charges.

People skills make all the difference in
Indonesia’s apparel factories

Training in communications for garment factory supervisors yields significant improvements in the quality of working conditions and big gains in productivity

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

BOGOR : When Sudarmi became chief supervisor in an Indonesian garment factory she found many of the pressures she was expecting: long hours, physical and mental fatigue and the stress of dealing with surges of demand to meet buyer targets.

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Govt of Jharkhand at Las Vegas to woo investors

Caterpillar Pvt.Ltd. proposed manufacturing unit in Adityapur

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Pushing ahead on his agenda to make Jharkhand 'the global destination of choice for investors' Jharkhand CM Mr. Raghubar Das and his business- savvy team reached Las Vegas to attend MIN Expo 2016(Mining Expo), where the state has a dedicated pavilion.US whistle-stop tour of Mr. Das and his Team has an agenda for exploring foreign investor potential for Jharkhand.>>>

Riders conquer the highest peaks of
Jalori Pass in 12th Hero MTB Himalaya

Thesynergyonline Sports Bureau

In Stage 2, the Sutlej Symphony at the 12th Hero MTB Himalaya was definitely a tough ride full of surprises. Only 54 riders were able to make it to the final finish point. Stage 3, the Conquest of Garh, also known as the Queen's Stage turned out to be no less.Jalori pass, which was the highest point of the race, tested the fitness and motivation of riders. It is considered as one of the most difficult trail by riders.Jalori lived up to its reputation. Most of the riders had a hard time reaching Jalori. >>>


"I'm not a make-up person, but I love wearable products that are easy to use, with fun packaging." - Charlotte Ronson

F&B packaging market to reach $16 billion

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"Testers for 7-Up consistently found consumers would report more lemon flavor in their product if they added 15% more yellow coloring TO THE PACKAGE."
― Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

And so clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 16 per cent, the packaged food market in India is expected to have crossed $51.5 million (million) mark in 2015 as against $25 million in 2010, noted a recent ASSOCHAM-TechSci Research joint study.

“You're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


Nexteer  opens manufacturing plant in Pune, India

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“Jump right in, or wade in slowly.
Advantage to one, it's over quickly.
Advantage to the other, it isn't.”
― Maira Kalman, Hurry Up and Wait

And so Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control, started its new manufacturing plant in Pune, India. Pune takes its place as Nexteer’s third manufacturing plant in India – joining plants in Bangalore and Gurgaon – and as the 22nd plant within Nexteer’s global manufacturing footprint.  

“The Pune plant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexteer Automotive...  The facility also provides 5,700 square feet of office space, “ said  Madhav Kulkarni, Managing Director Nexteer India. 



NITI Ayog to roll out baseline data
in about a month time: Amitabh K

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau 

NITI Ayog (National Institution for Transforming India) to roll out baseline data for social indices in about a month time, said Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi

Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red."
― Clive Barker, Books of Blood: Volumes One to Three

The NorthCap University, Gurgaon
conducts blood donation camp

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 24 : Although "Tears are infinitely more precious than blood. Blood spurts from the body; tears stream from the soul."
― Sweety Shinde, Arjun: Without a Doubt
But, "Tears Of A Mother Cannot Save Her Child. But Your Blood Can."

And to spread awareness and encourage its students and staff for blood donation, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon organized a Blood Donation Camp in the University Campus.The camp conducted with the assistance of medical staff and attendants of Rotary Blood Bank Gurgaon, was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor, Brig. SK Sharma (Retd) and Registrar, Col Bikram Mohanty (Retd).

GAIL releases its sixth Sustainability Report

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GAIL Sustainability Report FY2015-16

Mr B. C. Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL (India) on Friday released the company's Sustainability Report for the year 2015-16 on the theme 'Nurturing Resilient Ecosystem' in the presence of Mr M. Ravindran, Director (HR), Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), Shri Subir Purkayastha, Director (Finance) and other senior officials of the company.

IFCI observes Hindi Diwas 20161

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मैं दुनिया की सभी भाषाओं की इज्जत करता हूं पर मेरे देश में हिंदी की इज्जत न हो, यह मैं सह नहीं सकता: आचार्य विनोबा भावे
जिस देश को अपनी भाषा और साहित्य का गौरव का अनुभव नहीं है, वह उन्नत नहीं हो सकता: डॉ. राजेंद्र प्रसाद
हमारी नागरी लिपी दुनिया की सबसे वैज्ञानिक लिपी है: राहुल सांकृ्त्यायन

And so IFCI organized Hindi Diwas in its head office in New Delhi.On the occasion Mr Malay Mukherjee Chef Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO)  of IFCI said that India ‘s unity in diversity is best expressed through Hindi language . He said that the language is the medium of expression of feelings but the there is an underlying force in the language which can bring about phenomenal change in the world. Competitions were organized on the occasion to  increase interest in Hindi and winners were honoured on the occasion. 

FM: Infrastructure is key to growth of economy

An institutionalized forum amongst BRICS countries could serve as a regional knowledge hub with exchange of information facilitated through cloud sharing and other electronic methods.

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 22 : The Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, said that infrastructure is key to growth of economy. Mr Jaitley said that an institutionalized forum amongst BRICS countries could serve as a regional knowledge hub with exchange of information facilitated through cloud sharing, and other electronic methods.

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PowerGrid declared the 3rd Fastest Growing
Electric Utility globally by Platts

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 22 : Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid) has been declared as the 3rd Fastest Growing Electric Utility in the world. It is again the "Fastest Growing Electric Utility in Asia' marking a hat- trick for the third consecutive year in the industry category Electric Utilities and ranked as 19th Fastest Growing Energy Company globally.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
― Martin Luther King Jr

Prof Mrinal Thakur flays Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences for 'injustie'

Thesynergyonline Education Bureau

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016: In a major development that can have far reaching implications in the bilateral Indo-Swedish relationship, Prof. Mrinal Thakur, the Nobel Prize Nominee in Chemistry for 2016, has charged the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for ignoring him in conferring the Nobel Prize just because he is an Indian thus behaving in a racist way.

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Gesticulating unusual bonhomie through exchange of docucuments post signing the MoU beteeen IOC and GAIL counterparts in the presence of Mr Dharmenra Pradgan , Minister of State (P & NG)


IndianOil and GAIL sign MoU for taking equity
stake in upcoming Dhamra LNG terminal

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

State-owned refiner Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and gas utility GAIL India on WEdnesday signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pick up 49 per cent stake in Adani Group's Rs 6,000-crore Dhamra LNG project in Odisha.

Initially, Indian Oil take 39 per cent and GAIL another 11 per cent equity in Dhamra LNG Terminal and the remaining 50 per cent will be with Adani Group.

36 BHELemployees bag 8 Vishwakarma
National Awards for 201


Thesynergyonline  Energy Bureau

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won Five 'National Safety Awards' for outstanding achievements in terms of the longest accident free period and lowest accident frequency rate at their works. The awards were received by Mr Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL from Mr Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment.

World Bank, ILO announce new push
for universal social protection

New partnership will expand social protection measures worldwide as part of efforts to combat poverty and rising income inequality. New data show that many developing countries are already achieving universal schemes.

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

World leaders and heads of the World Bank Group and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are joining forces to achieve social protection for all. The new Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection  announced during the UN General Assembly week  aims to help countries reach all poor and vulnerable groups with a variety of measures to ensure that nobody lacks access to key forms of support when needed.

Complying with all the statutory
requirements : MRPL

MANGALURU, SEPTEMBER 20  : I a prompt reaction to the news item on the alleged excise duty evasion by MRPL in certain sections of the media the company has  clarified that it has been complying with all the statutory requirements including excise duty payment to the Government as per the relevant statute since inception.

"Stepping beyond our limitations unveils a world of infinite possibilities."
- Joseph Rain

GAIL's first UNIPOL™ PE Process
line starts operations in Pata

Will produce 400,000 TPA polyethylene, total capacity now 8,10,000 TPA

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

In a step towards realizing the 'Make in India' initiative of the Government of India, GAIL (India) Limited has successfully started its first UNIPOL™ PE Process line with the capacity to produce 400,000 tons of polyethylene (PE) per year. The total production capacity of GAIL's Petrochemical plant at Pata, UP is now 8,10,000 tons per annum.

Mallikarjuna takes over Syndicate Bank as ED

"It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be."

Vice Chairman, SCOPE inaugurates 2nd
batch of Executive Development Programme

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


The second batch of 26 participants from various public sector enterprises started the one week capacity building programme under the aegis of SCOPE Academy of Public Sector ON Monday. Mr. Ved Prakash, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC inaugurated the programme. Mr. Rajeev Bharadwaj, Director (HR), SECI & Member of SCOPE Executive Board was the guest of honour.

Mr. Ved Prakash, Vice Chairman, SCOPE in his address said...


"Business is all about solving people's problems - at a profit."
― Paul Marsden

PowerGrid PAT up 21 % to Rs 6027 crore

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

The 27th annual general Meeting of Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid) was held on September 16 , 2016 in New Delhi. In his address to shareholders, Mr I S Jha, Chairman and Managing Director, PowerGrid, informed :

Mr Jha further informed the stakeholders that the first ever 800 kV HVDC line of the country, 1750 km long Biswanath Chariali – Agra transmission line was commissioned this year.

PNB bags Rajbhasha Kirti Shield

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अच्छा बहु भाषा का ज्ञान
इससे ही बनते है महान
सीखो जी भर भाषा अनेक
पर राष्ट्र भाषा न भूलो एक

आओ हम हिंदी अपनाएँ
गैरों को परिचय करवाएँ
हिंदी वैज्ञानिक भाषा है
यह बात सभी को समझाएँ

And so Punjab National Bank (PNB)  has been honoured  with First Prize in Rajbhasha Kirti award  competition for the outstanding performance in implementation of Official Language Policy in the bank for the financial year 2015-16 under the category of Nationalized Banks and Financial Institutions in Region ‘A’.

"I'm a 'little' dramatic" Varun Dhawan

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Varun Dhawan entered to raptuous applause. People are screaming in abandon, the women louder than the men, and for a moment, it becomes evident why there's so much security standing at the front of the stage. "I can see a lot of schoolchildren in here," he says as he enters "so clearly I'm in the right place."

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 17 : "Brands and customers alike, do evolve"
― Bernard Kelvin Clive

Employee engagement is high among Brand Ambassadors. The part of this stems from the fact that Brand Ambassadors agree with their organization's ideas about how customers should be treated.

Susannah Heitger, a Brand Ambassador at Crowe Horwath LLC, explains, "Crowe always seeks to do what is best for the client. It's easy to push for a bigger system, bigger project, but if they don't need it, the client's trust is eroded. We strive to be a trusted advisor."

And so Punjab National Bank (PNB) has engaged Mr. Virat Kohli as Brand Ambassador of the bank. On this occasion, Mr. Virat Kohli informed Mrs. Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director and CEO alongwith Mr. K.V. Brahmaji Rao and Dr. Ram S. Sangapure, Executive Directors of the bank and other senior officials

"Ask Gandhi, and eye for an eye makes us both blind.....ask an engineer, and the numbers don't lie - the first to strike wins."

AAI Engineers' Guild celebrates Engineers' Day

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AAI 'Engineers' Day'  

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 16 : To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, AAI Engineers Guild celebrated Engineers' Day on September 15, 2016 at AAI Officer's Institute, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.

The function was inaugurated by Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI which was attended by dignitaries and all the Members, v.i.z., Mr S. Raheja, Member (Planning), Mr A. K. Dutta, Member (ANS), Shri S. Suresh, Member (Finance) and Shri Anuj Agarwal, Member (HR) apart from all REDs and EDs of AAI.

On this occasion, Dr. Mohapatra released 'Technical Souvenir' of AAI Engineers Guild and distributed 'Sir Visvesvaraya' award to Best Engineers of AAI. e.


Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man

Sanjiv Sharan joins PNB as ED

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Sanjiv Sharan PNB ED  
NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 16 : "In any career, there is a moment when you are no longer need to be pushed up from below, but rather pulled up from above. Know when that moment comes and adjust your strategy accordingly."
― Clifford Cohen

And so Mr Sanjiv Sharan has been appointed as Executive Director of Punjab National Bank (PNB) by the Department.of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He has assumed duties as Executive Director on September 15 , 2016. Prior to this Mr. Sharan was working as General Manager, Punjab National Bank.



The deal is in the details."
― Michelle Moore, Selling Simplified

IREX 2016

2nd Edition of International Real Estate
Expo 2016 to be held in New Delhi

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"You need to have a Why
Having a "Why" whatever it is, becomes food. It makes your dreams become more urgent."
― George Schiaffino, Making Millions by Helping Millions

And so the second edition of International Real Estate Expo (IREX) will be held from 7th to 9th October, 2016 at the Ashok Convention Hall, Ashok Hotel, New Delhi.
If you ate today thank a farmer

Farming Slideshow

If you ate today thank a farmer

PNB lays foundation stone of Farmer
Training Centre at Pilwai in Gujarat

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NEW DELHI,"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds."
― Thomas Jefferson

And so to provide expertise to farmers Mrs Usha Ananthsubramanian MD and CEO, Punjab National Bank laid down foundation stone of Farmer Training Centre (FTC) at Pilwai, Mehasana District, Gujarat. On this occasion Mr.Vallabh Bhai Waghasiya Minister of State, Gujarat for Agriculture & Power Department was also present. This will be the first FTC in Gujarat State which will help benefit farmers around the Mehsana district by giving various training to Farmers.


"For her, he swallowed the black tea of exile."
― Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

2016 Global Media Competition on
"Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migrati

ILO launches a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

The objective of the competition is to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration by encouraging professional journalists to produce written articles or videos/multimedia that while not overlooking the negative aspects (e.g. often a hard reality of exploitation and violation of human and labour rights), also show the positive results of good labour migration governance, and highlight the positive contribution of migrant workers to countries of origin, transit and destination.

Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back." 
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Urgent need to infuse confidence in investor
community: ASSOCHAM plea to Goa govt.

Thesynergyonline EConomics Bureau


New investments’ growth rate dipped to 9 per cent in FY16 from over 91 per cent a year ago

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today suggested the Government of Goa to urgently take corrective measures and facilitate ease of doing business in the state to infuse confidence in investor community in wake of falling investments.

“Goa has virtually failed to attract investments as year-on-year growth rate for inflow of new investments dipped to about nine per cent in 2015-16 from a level of over 91 per cent in 2014-15, probably due to a fluid economic situation prevailing in the state,” highlighted a just-concluded ASSOCHAM study titled ‘Goa: Economic & investment scenario.’

“Predictability and stability is an important condition for continuous flow of investments and looking at this trend, it seems both are seriously lacking in Goa,” said the study prepared by the ASSOCHAM Economic Research Bureau (AERB). >>>

Future of work

Click here : "The geek of the Earth are a
tribe and they are mighty."
― Ian McDonald, Planesrunner

"ILO needs to act as a catalyst to advance
social and solidarity economy"

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

The new Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department, Vic van Vuuren, answers questions on the role of sustainable enterprises and social economy for the future of work.

In the world of work today, what are the main changes impacting sustainable enterprises development?

There are a number key factors that impact on sustainable enterprise development. Future scenarios for successful enterprises will require a “package deal approach” rather than focusing on one or two key business principles. >>>


REFUTATION : The false subject is removed by overcoming belief in the false object."
― Jeffrey Hopkins, Meditation on Emptiness

MRPL clarifies on its JV with Gulf Oil

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MRPL clarifies on its JV with Gulf OilMANGALURU, SEPTEMBER 13 :
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) today clarified that Mangalam Retail Services Limited (MRSL), a Joint venture with Gulf Oil is yet to commence any business. In the absence of any viable business plan, the continuance of the JV is being examined >>>


India needs to work apace on climate change
obligations; G-20 relief temporary: ASSOCHA

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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 12 : "Very few people on earth ever get to say: "I am doing, right now, the most important thing I could possibly be doing." If you'll join this fight that's what you'll get to say."
― Bill McKibben

And so India may have succeeded in getting the December 2016 deadline for ratification of Paris Agreement on Climate Change put away at the recently concluded G 20 Summit, New Delhi would have to reduce dependence on coal fired electricity and work on climate friendly transport and urban planning, sooner than later, to comply with its international obligations, an ASSOCHAM paper has said.

Cash not much in demand; no more
parking space in equities, gold

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

"We are in a peculiar situation where the benchmark market indices –NIFTY and Sensex have reached levels, perceived to be high while gold cannot be safe haven option for too long as the yellow metal has seen quite a run in the past eight months. Investment cannot go in the real estate and property markets which are in a state of a mess. So the cash would sit idle in banks, irrespective of higher or lower interest rates", the chamber document noted.

US$5 million compensation arrangement agreed for
victims of the Ali Enterprise factory fire in Pakistan

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GENEVA : An agreement in excess of US$5 million has been reached to provide compensation for loss of income, medical and allied care as well as rehabilitation, to the victims of one of the worst industrial accidents in Pakistan. It results from the ILO facilitation and coordination of consultations during a recent mission to Pakistan from July 25 to August 05.

The tragic fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia, Karachi, on 11 September 2012, is reported to have taken the lives of more than 255 workers and left 57 workers injured at the time of the accident.


"Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction." [Show/Hide Stuff] [Understanding the understable]  


WOW! AAI Corporate Headquarters
Women TT Team bring laurels

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NEW DELHI, "No one on this earth can define 'MY' potential, I
believe it is LIMITLESS...Now my endeavor is to continually UNLIMIT
myself !!!!"
- Abha Maryada Banerjee, Nucleus: Power Women: Lead from the Core

In line with the premise as outlined above Airports Authority of India's Corporate Headquarters team represented by Sports Promotion Board, Delhi has created history for the first time bagging all three women titles (Single, Double and Team Event) at the All India Inter Zonal Table Tennis Tournament held at Civil Aviation Training College (CATC), Allahabad from August 31 to September 02 , 2016. While Ms. Bindu, JE(Electronics) won single title, the doubles title was won by Ms. Bindu, JE(Electronics) and Ms. Saraswati, Supdt.(OL) and team event was represented by Ms Bindu, JE(Electronics), Ms Saraswati, Supdt.(OL), Ms. Archana, Manager (CNS), Ms. Shiksha, Asstt. Manager (PA) & Ms. Kusum, Asstt. Manager (PA).

The Zonal Tournament was represented by teams from all the Regional Sports Control Boards of AAI i.e. Western, Southern, Eastern, Northern, Eastern & North-East Regions.

FHRAI pivots its 51st annual
convention on 'Brand India'

Thesynergyonline Hospitality & Lifestyle Bureau

: The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), the 3rd largest hotel and restaurant association in the world, will pivot its 51st Annual Convention on 'Brand India'. In a prelude held in Mumbai, the association revealed its objectives and announced that the convention will be held from September 22 and September 24 , 2016 in Indore, MP.


South-East Asia countries to set up fund
for health emergencies preparedness

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SEARC to set up fund COLOMBO, SEPTEMBER 09:
COLOMBO, SEPTEMBER 09:  In a critical step for emergency preparedness across the WHO South-East Asia Region, Member countries today agreed to establish a dedicated funding stream aimed at building preparedness for health emergencies in the Region, which is one of the most disaster-prone.

“To date, post-disaster funding through South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund has done an excellent job of helping countries respond to health emergencies once they’ve occurred, as we saw most recently in Nepal and Sri Lanka. 

The new funding stream will allow countries to invest in infrastructure and human resources that will enhance preparedness,” Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, said.


"Weeds blend in; roses stand out."
― Matshona Dhliwayo

MDIS, VELS India offer new
industry relevant courses

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CHENNAI, SEPTEMBER 08 : The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and VELS University have introduced three new internationally accredited Bachelor programmes from the globally recognised University of Sunderland., UK. Students who top their course will be awarded a 6-month internship in Wall Street, New York City, USA. Successful Graduates from the three courses will receive 100% job placements with multinational companies (MNCs) in India.

Dharmendra Pradhan embarks on
two- nation tour from September 9 to 14

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, will be making an official visit to Singapore and London from September 9 to -14 , 2016. During these visits, he will conduct Road Shows for the 67 Discovered Small Fields (DSF). Singapore and London have been chosen for organising the Road Shows as both are key financial centres for global oil and gas community to publicize and attract investments.

During his visit to Singapore from 9-10 September, Mr Pradhan will inaugurate the roadshow and address the representatives of oil and gas industry, followed by a roundtable interaction.

ONGC Q1 PAT declines by 21.1% :
notifies 8 oil and gas discoveries in FY'17

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) registered net profit of Rs 4,233 crore in the first quarterof fiscal 2016-17 (Q1FY' as against Rs 5,368 crore in FY'16, decline of 21.14 per cent.

“The elimination of profit, whatever methods may be resorted to for its execution, must transform society into a senseless jumble.”
― Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, and Sixteen Other Essays and Addresses: Ludwig Von Mises. Also, the Essential Von Mises

GAIL Q1FY'16 PAT up by 244% y-o- y :
PBT also rises by 180 % at Rs 1,686 crore

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

Profit After Tax

Profit Before Tax

Q1FY'17 PAT vis-a-vis Q4 FY'16


GAIL (India) registered a 244 per cent increase in Profit after Tax (PAT) in the first quarter of Financial Year 2016-17, boosted by a turnaround in its petrochemical business and partial sale of stake in Mahanagar Gas Limited.

The company's PAT rose to Rs. 1,335 crore from Rs. 388 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal. GAIL's PAT excluding gain from stake sale in Mahanagar Gas is Rs 846 crore, denoting an increase by 118 per cent.

The Gross Margin registered 95 rise at Rs 2,199 crore


The company's Profit before Tax (PBT) for the first quarter increased by 180 per cent to Rs 1,686 crore against Rs. 602 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal.

WOW !  BHEL back on growth trajectory ;
reverses 14 quarters of downtrend in topline

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau


In its first quarter results for FY 2016-17 the turnover of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has shown a double-digit growth of over 29 pr cent at Rs.5,721 crore compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. The company has sprung a surprise and beaten street expectations by reversing the trend of negative topline growth prevailing for the last 14 straight quarters. Significantly, profit after tax has also shot up by more than 54 per cent at Rs.77.8 crore over the corresponding period in 2015-16.  

ILO Director-General: China charts the future of work

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China is “shaping its own future”, Guy Ryder tells delegates to the first national dialogue on the future of work, but profound challenges lie ahead for the country, and for the planet.

BEIJING : ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has commended China’s determination to take its own future in hand to an audience at a post G20 event on the future of work.

"Robots get to see the worst of the human condition on a daily basis. Good thing they don't have feelings."
- Martin McConnell, Viral Spark

Haryana CM inaugurates seven
DLF Robotics Skill centres

• DLF Robotics skill centers : a joint initiative of MCG & DLF Foundation
• Over 20,000 Govt school children of Gurgaon to be trained under this initiative

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Some Corn

"Robots are important also. If I don my pure-scientist hat, I would say just send robots; I'll stay down here and get the data. But nobody's ever given a parade for a robot. Nobody's ever named a high school after a robot. So when I don my public-educator hat, I have to recognize the elements of exploration that excite people. It's not only the discoveries and the beautiful photos that come down from the heavens; it's the vicarious participation in discovery itself."
― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

And so the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal on Tuesday inaugurated seven DLF Robotics Skill Centres established in Gurgaon....

"Neglect is a major reason for some of the most painful experiences we suffer in life."
― Sunday Adelaja

'Scale up efforts against neglected tropical diseases'

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COLOMBO, SEptember 06 : Health ministers of World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to achieve time-bound targets to control, eliminate and eradicate neglected tropical diseases, which continue to burden marginalized populations.

Highlights : ILO DG at G20 Summit in Beijing

ILO DG welcomes G20 leaders' commitment
to tackle inequality and jobs deficits

Thesynergyonline News Bureau

ILO DG HANGZHOU : ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the commitment taken by G20 leaders to tackle rising inequality and job deficits.

"Leaders from across the G20 countries spoke frankly about the economic and political risks caused by slow growth and weak employment prospects," he said at the end of the two day-meeting in Hangzhou.

"The agreements reached at the Hangzhou Summit show signs of a shift towards a more balanced policy response to the challenges of slow growth, high unemployment and underemployment, inequality, and continuing rapid structural change," he commented.

Good rains set to move up earnings of farm related firms: ASSOCHAM study

Nothing reminds us of an awakening more than rain.
- Dejan Stojanovic

Bountiful rains set to move up
earnings of farm related firms: Study

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 04 : "The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water."
― Douglas Coupland, Life After God

And so bountiful rains this year, a large part of corporate India with direct connect with the agro and the entire rural economy is set to post handsome growth in the coming two quarters in sales and profitability ranging between 15 and 45 per cent with benefits of Monsoon accruing to several mid and large cap firms Mahindra and Mahindra, Rallis India and Jain Irrigation, according to an ASSOCHAM paper.

Ideologues say it again and again and yet again, write and rewrite that the idea is not stillborn that it is needless to say the needy need close attention as newborns


"Hebrew word for "charity" tzedakah, simply means "justice" and as this suggests, for Jews, giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life."
- Peter Singer, The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty

It's perceivable expresssion of ‘you care’!!!
 PNB Prerna organises CSR activity

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau


"The poor are always prophetic. As true prophets always point out, they reveal God's design. That is why we should take time to listen to them. And that means staying near them, because they speak quietly and infrequently; they are afraid to speak out, they lack confidence in themselves because they have been broken and oppressed. But if we listen to them, they will bring us back to the essential."
― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

...And so a Punjab National Bank (PNB) organized a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity at Diksha at Gurgaon on Thursday (September 01 , 2016) wherein needy students of Diksha School were distributed shoes and other items at a simple function by the the bank at the school.

MRPL Q1 PAT at Rs 720 crore ;
PBT Rs 1137 crore

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited(MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) , posted profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 720 crore as against Rs 405 crore in Q1 FY'15-16.
Similarly, the company has posted a profit before tax of Rs 1137 crore as against Rs 509 crore in the corresponding previous quarter.

The company's refining throughput stood at 3.66 MMT as against 3.89 mmt in the corresponding quarter of previous year. The GRM for the quarter was posted at $10.01 /bbl as against $6.62 /bbl during the corresponding quarter of previous year

Education is the sine qua non for
development: Vice President

Inaugurates Conference on Factors of Poor learning: Challenges, Opportunities and Practices for Learning Improvement in Socially Diverse Elementary Schools of India

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"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn."
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

And so the Vice President of India, Mr M Hamid Ansari, has said that the education, that is equitable, easily accessible and provides equal opportunities – is the sine qua non for development and it would determine the future shape of our society and polity.


The book titled "The Last Inning and Beyond "
presented to President

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NEW DELHI,ASEPTEMBER 01 : It is rather when
We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge
Soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound,
Impassioned for its beauty and salt of truth--
'Tis then we get the right good from a book."
― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And so the first copy of the book after release titled "The Last Inning and Beyond", was presented to the first citizen of India, President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee by co-authors Dr U D Choubey (Director General, SCOPE and Ms Smriti Rajvardhini (Manager, KPMG, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

The book co-authored by father and daughter duo has a unique plot where the author from his death bed is telling story of his life to Lord Yama. When the author dies, the daughter writes further stories under heading "BEYOND" which can be best described as an obituary of her father who is still alive in real life.


"Do not be too sure, young fellows,
That you are better than your ancestors."
― William Kean Seymour, The Cats of Rome: New and Selected Poems

K Sreekant assumes charge of
Director (Finance), PowerGrid

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

Old soul." I laughed. "You're Thirty."

"It's not the years, it's the experience," he paused."
― Maria V. Snyder, Sea Glass

And so Mr K. Sreekant has assumed the charge of Director (Finance) of Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid) on September 01, 2016. Prior to taking up this assignment, he was working as General Manager (Finance), NTPC.

Mr Sreekant has about thirty years of experience in the power sector involving all facets of Finance & Accounting function and in particular, long term financial planning, investment appraisals, formulation of capital budgets, resource mobilization from domestic and international markets and corporate accounts.

Banks should increase provision
coverage ratio: RBI Deputy Governor

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

In view of rising Non-performing assets of banks, the provision coverage ratio (PCR) of banks should be increased, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mr N. S Vishwanathan said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi .

But these great minds cannot avoid doing extraordinary things!"
― Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady

PNB holds extraordinary general meeting

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 31 : "I submit a body of facts which cannot be invalidated. My opinions may be doubted, denied, or approved, according as they conflict or agree with the opinions of each individual who may read them; but their worth will be best determined by the foundation on which they rest—the incontrovertible facts."
― William Beaumont, Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice: and the Physiology of Digestion

And so an extraordinary general meeting (AGM) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) was held on Wednesday in New Delhi to approve the allotment of 16,43,70,768 shares of Rs.2 each at a premium of Rs.126.49 per share amounting to Rs. 2112 crores to Government of India.


I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be."
― Bret Hart

ONGC felicitates Arjuna Award
winners on National Sports Day

Thesynergyonline Sports Bureau

"Every name looks fashionable when it's etched in silver. (Stanley Cup)"
― Bruce Boudreau, Gabby: Confessions of a Hockey Lifer

And so Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) felicitated its sportspersons who were conferred with the Arjuna Award on National Sports Day.

Curiously, five of the 15 recipients of Arjuna Award this year are ONGC sportspersons. Shiva Thapa (Boxing), Amit Kumar (Wrestling) and Sourav Kothari (Billiards & Snooker) are regular ONGC employees while Rajat Chauhan (Compound Archery) and Sandeep Singh Maan (Para-Atheletics, Sprint) are on ONGC scholarship.

Fame Imperishable and glory that will never die -- that is what we march for!" - Steven Pressfield, The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great  

"Soar like an eagle beyond skies of heavens reach;
as wings of dreams dance with winds of reality."


GAIL extends financial support to Asmita for gymnastics

Thesynergyonline Sports Bureau

"If I had wings I would fly,
I'd soar on high where only eagles dare
I'd let them rip, I'd let them tear,
until all that remained was me bare."
― Michelle Horst, Wake Me Up

"You can't choose your emotion, but you can choose your response."
― Todd Stocker, Becoming The Fulfilled Leader: 10 Personal Leadership Principles Learned Through An Unlikely Friendship

And so as a quick and spontaneous response to the call for financial support to Ashmita, the next promising gymnast from Agartala, Tripura, GAIL has announced an immediate grant for an amount of Rs. 2,00,000/- and a monthly scholarship of Rs.20,000 per month for the next two years, to meet her training and nutritional requirements.

Some people just win, while others win with indelible styles.

AAI sponsored shuttlers Akarshi Kashyap and Mahima
Aggarwal sparkled in the All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Tirupati

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 29 : "Passionate people say to their obstacles "I may fall, I may lose everything I have, but if I still get me, you are still in trouble because am coming back and when I come back, you are doomed". Passion is a serious secret that sailed people to the top!"
...And so Airports Authority of India(AAI) sponsored shuttlers Akarshi Kashyap and Mahima Aggarwal sparked in the All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Tirupati from August 21 to 27, 2016. Akarshi Kashyap won the girls under 17 and under 19 singles titles while Mahima Aggarwal won the Girls Under 19 Doubles and under 19 Mixed Doubles titles.

“Poverty has a way of taking the edge off principles. Hunger can blunt them altogether.”
― Paula Brackston, The Midnight Witch

India must free itself from hunger, illiteracy,
disease and destitution, says President

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“No words are adequate for the suffering caused by hunger. To this day I have to show hunger that I escaped his grasp. Ever since I stopped having to go hungry, I literally eat life itself. And when I eat, I am locked up inside the taste of eating. For sixty years, ever since I came back from the camp, I have been eating against starvation.”
- Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel

And so the President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee graced a function of Akshaya Patra Foundation commemorating the serving of two billion meals today (August 27, 2016) in Bangaluru. the community, NGOs and the Government.


“Once you go on welfare it changes you. Even if you get off welfare, you never escape the stigma that you were a charity case. You're scarred for life.”
- Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Be in the vanguard of battle for rights and welfare
of our people : President to law student

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“Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind. Nay, it is overrated….; and it is our selfishness which overrates it.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, addressed the 24th Annual Convocation of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore on Sunday (August 28, 2016). .


"University's like this little world, a bubble of time separate from everything before and everything after."
― Mhairi McFarlane, You Had Me At Hello

Universities must be bastions of free
speech and expression, says President

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NEW DELHI, AUGUST 27 : "A university training is the great ordinary means to a great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society…It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them and a force in urging them."
― John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee , addressed the first convocation of Nalanda University and laid the foundations stone of its new campus on Saturday (August 27, 2016) at Rajgir, Nalanda.

"Hopeful visions touch possibilities that only exist in the gaze of the faithful."
― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

"As missional leaders we need to see
"Touch your vision daily."
― Sunday Adelaja

Huawei opens global service center in India

Thesynergyonline Communications Bureau

NEW DELHI, India, AUGUST 26 : "Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won."
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

And so Huawei's global service center (GSC) in Bengaluru was inaugurated on Friday by Mr Manoj Sinha, the Minister of State (I/C) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways of the Government of India.

'Provide waiver on unintentional mistakes
in compliance of GST during transition'

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

ASSOCHAM will bring forth before the Empowered Committee (EC) of State Finance Ministers certain concerns and areas of uncertainties while pleading for waiver of any penalties on unintentional compliance errors which may occur during the transition period of Goods and Services Tax (GST) said at an ASSOCHAM Managing Committee meeting held in New Delhi today.

Seeking adequate time for preparation of the required compliance systems for the industry, the ASSOCHAM memorandum to the empowered panel on GST, has listed issues for the state finance ministers' meeting on August 30.


"When leaders reframe customers into guests, and results into experiences, profits escalate."

― Eric Schiffer, Emotionally Charged Learning: Secrets to Competitive Advantages for the Second Half of the Knowledge/Entertainment-Based Economy


Syndicate Bank holds camps
for Aadhar number seeding

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 25 : "It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready."
― Theodore Roosevelt

And so keeping in view customer-centric strategies Syndicate Bank has taken an initiative for organizing Camps for Aadhar number seeding at various locations in Delhi on Saturday the 27th of August 2016.

― Miguel Reynolds Brandao, The Sustainable Organisation - a paradigm for a fairer society: Think about sustainability in an age of technological progress and rising inequality

SCOPE for system-oriented leadership in PSEs

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 25 : "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
― William Arthur Ward

And so Standing Conference of Public Enterprises ( SCOPE) organized the 5th Advanced Global Leadership Programme (AGLP) with the objective to develop global leaders in public sector enterprises.

While speaking Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said that the AGLP is one of the most sought after programmes of SCOPE.


Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man;
its publication is a duty. Madame de Stael

PowerGrid wins the Dun & Bradstreet
India's Top PSU Award 2016

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau


"Feeling like a winner.
There is no need for a race after all.
I just mastered how to walk
Differently this time."
― Priscilla Koranteng, Trails to the Stream: Poetry and Inspiration for Everyday Living

"There's room at the top because so few are willing to pay the extra price to get there."
― Richie Norton, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It


And so Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid) has won the 'Dun & Bradstreet India's Top PSU Award 2016' in the Electricity- Power Transmission Category at the launch of 9th edition of its premium publication, 'India's Top PSUs 2016' at an event in New Delhi.


On the one hand maybe I've remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear."
― Audrey Hepburn

Global youth unemployment is on the rise again

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Ongoing ILO research shows that after a number of years of improvement, youth unemployment is set to rise in 2016 and young people are disproportionately affected by working poverty.

GENEVA : "People are wrong when they think that an unemployed man only worries about losing his wages; on the contrary, an illiterate man, with the work habit in his bones, needs work even more than he needs money. An educated man can put up with enforced idleness, which is one of the worst evils of poverty. But a man like Paddy, with no means of filling up time, is as miserable out of work as a dog on the chain. That is why it is such nonsense to pretend that those who have 'come down in the world' are to be pitied above all others.
The man who really merits pity is the man who has been down from the start,
and faces poverty with a blank, resourceless mind."
― George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

And so The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent in 2016 and remain at that level through to 2017 (up from 12.9 per cent in 2015).

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.[1] Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals.

AAI supports Young Chess Grandmaster
S.L.Narayanan in winning Bronze Medal

Thesynergyonline Sports Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 24 : "When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right"
― Fiona Apple

And so Airports Authority of India(AAI) supported Young Chess Grandmaster S.L.Narayanan who won Bronze Medal in World Junior Chess Championship – 2016 conducted by Odisha Chess Association along with All India Chess Federation at KIIT University Bhubaneswar, India from August 07 to 7th to 22 , 2016.

"Cater to your customers' lifestyles. It will create instant rapport and a lasting sense of "I belong here."
- Marilyn Suttle

PNB launches Android-based mobile app

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 24 : "You can't do traditional work at a modern pace. Traditional work has traditional rhythms."
― Bill Buford, Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line

And so Mrs Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director and CEO, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched Android Based Mobile Application on USSD platform. On this occasion, she said that keeping pace with our tradition of providing ease and convenience of banking to our customers, Punjab National Bank has launched this product. This facility can be used widely by all sections of people in the country.

As the product is equipped with 10 languages, this will bring PMJDY customers into Digital Banking fold for satisfying their Banking needs. Punjab National Bank is proud to launch this product today in association with NPCI.


"All I want is compliance with my wishes, after reasonable discussion."
― Winston S. Churchill

A lively discussion is usually helpful, because the hottest fire makes the hardest steel."
― Tom Clancy, Debt of Honor

"I have witnessed how the power of listening, storytelling and embracing gray areas breaks through the rigid 'us vs. them."
― Aspen Baker, Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight

World Bank lauds PNB's work
in Self Help Group financing

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

The World Bank Team led by Mr. Amit Arora, a financial inclusion expert visited Punjab National Bank's branches in Alwar District to survey Self Help Group financing. The World Bank praised the work done by PNB in this direction.

The team discussed about the process adopted by Punjab National Bank (PNB), documentation and NGOs working in the field. The team also listened the experience of beneficiaries regarding financing and also studied the effects of this on their family.

SELF-HELP : "If you get clear on the what, the how will be taken care of." [-]
"The first rule when you are in a hole is to ask for a hand out!" - Stephen Richards

"Be yourself and become wealthy!" - Stephen Richards

"On the other hand, if the future is not the one you chose then you may have to use your willpower to obtain the future of your liking." - Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run


GAIL , Bloom Energy partner to power
India with clean and reliable energy

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 23 : GAIL (India) and Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy on Monday entered a new partnership to transform India's energy future through the use of innovative technology and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deploy revolutionary natural gas-based fuel cell technology to generate electricity.

In the presence of the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, the MoU was signed by Mr B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director , GAIL (India) and Dr. K R Sridhar, CEO and Founder, Bloom Energy. CEO, Niti Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant and Additional Secretary, MoPNG, Mr A P Sawhney also were present on the occasion.


Empowerment is the ability to refine, improve, and enhance your life without co-dependency."
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

PNB to empower girl students and women

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 22 : "Someday there will be girls and women whose name will no longer mean the mere opposite of the male, but something in itself, something that makes one think not of any complement and limit, but only life and reality: the female human being."
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

And so 'Punjab National Bank (PNB) is going in a big way to empower girl students and women, the half of the world's population, by supporting them through its Corporate Social Responibility ( CSR) activities named 'PNB Ladli' and 'Women Skill Development Programme', says Mrs. Usha Ananthsubramanian, Managing Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank.

Bengaluru most hospitable to tech
startups; NCR next best : Paper

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Bengaluru is host to the largest share of technology- driven start-ups, followed by the Delhi NCR and Mumbai while Hyderabad and Chennai are also quite popular among the techies who are budding entrepreneurs, according to an ASSOCHAM study.

Central Bank of India holds EGM

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

An extraordinary general meeting (EGM) with shareholders of Central Bank of India was held in Mumbai. Shareholders of Central Bank of India have passed a special resolution for giving authority to the board of directors and its committee namely-capital raising committee, to create, offer, issue and allot upto 12,38,06,796 equity shares of the face value of Rs 10 each, to the President of India (Government of India), on preferential basis, at an issue price of Rs. 104.76 per equity share determined in accordance with SEBI ICDR Regulations, 2009 aggregating uptoRs. 1297 crore.

"His unique skill had always been to absorb the talents and knowledge of others, use what he needed and discard the rest. He never allowed anyone to get to close. He kept the world at arm's length in order to look down on it."
― Christopher Fowler, On the Loose

Labour Secretary urges industry to utilize
construction process for skilling purpose

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau

"Every man has a specific skill, whether it is discovered or not, that more readily and naturally comes to him than it would to another, and his own should be sought and polished. He excels best in his niche - originality loses its authenticity in one's efforts to obtain originality."
― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

And so Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Mr Shankar Aggarwal on Saturday asked the real estate and construction industry to nudge the state concerns in which their projects are operational and make use of construction cess to skilling labour force for optimum realization of their hard work.

13th National Convention of NAREDCO seeks
restoration of advanced disbursement facility

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau


The second day of the 13th National Convention of NAREDCO at its session on "Banking Reality – Long Term Partnership is the need of the Hour" has recommended to the government for restoration of advanced disbursement facility.

It has also suggested that the mindset of the people at large and even government towards real estate developers and construction industry need to undergo a sea change so that a positive perception is built for the industry and its negativity disappears from their mind.


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
― Jorge Luis Borges

AAI celebrates "Library Week"

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

"Harry — I think I've just understood something! I've got to go to the library!"
And she sprinted away, up the stairs...

In line with the premise as outlined above Airports Authority of India (AAI) celebrated "Library Week" at Corporate Headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi, which was inaugurated by organizing a lecture by famous Hindi writer Mr Narendra Kohli in presence of senior officers of AAI. Various activities like quiz, debate, slogan writing including books exhibition were organized during the week for AAI officials.

Revival of real estate sector
a priority, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau


"The Government on Friday promised many more incentives for the well being of construction and real estate sector provided it becomes much more proactive and sensitive to construct low cost housing with high quality for intended beneficiaries. It has also claimed that with additional incentives, the government and real estate developers will be able to provide dwelling units to all by 2022 as desired by Prime Minister Modi.

Inaugurating the 13th National Convention on a theme “India is Future Ready: Housing & Infrastructure-Key Catalysts” under aegis of NAREDCO here ... 


Nothing is more important than a great idea that influenced the
development of civilization."
― Eraldo Banovac

The growth story of Patna still a day dream

Thesynergyonline Infrastructure Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 19 : In great cities, spaces as well as places are designed and built: walking, witnessing, being in public, are as much part of the design and purpose as is being inside to eat, sleep, make shoes or love or music. The word citizen has to do with cities, and the ideal city is organized around citizenship -- around participation in public life."
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Cities are the ideal form of modern civilization. Therefore urbanization is a measure of development. In many ways, Patna has grown organically ...



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