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'Violence against one woman anywhere is a threat to peace everywhere'
"Ending violence against women is about guaranteeing the basic rights of women and liberating us all from the ties of prejudice, misogyny and inequality. The path is clear, and the ILO will continue its work until the entire world of work is free from violence," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

French European Indian Fashion Week celebrated at at Eiffel Tower
NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 12 : "What is the difference? Tell me what is the difference between you and me. We both kill for what we want," the man asks. "We lived here first." ? Brittany Noel Bostic, The Fight And so Mr Satish Reddy hosted the Flash Mob to honour and salute The Indian Army for their bravery and to celebrate French European Indian Fashion Week at Pallika Bazaar Connaught Place, New Delhi.

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
NEW DELHI, MARCH 09 :
"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."-
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Education

Case for studying Sanskrit makes itself ; no need to invoke higher spiritual incentives to justify this: V - P

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21: 
The Vice President of India, Mr M Hamid Ansari said that the case for studying Sanskrit makes itself, and there is no need at all to invoke higher spiritual incentives in order to justify this. He was addressing the gathering after giving away the World Sanskrit Award 2015 & 2016 by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), here on Monday.

Banking

PNB reduces MLCR by10 bps ; revised rate for one year at 9.15 bps

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 30 : Punjab National Bank (PNB) reduced its Marginal Cost of Funds-Based Lending Rate (MCLR), benchmark for pricing loans from December 01 , 2016 by 10 basis points (bps) on maturities from December 01, 2016. The revised MCLR for one-year loan will be 9.15 per cent. Recently introduced MCLR is the new benchmark lending rate which has replaced the base rate for new borrowers. It is calculated on the marginal cost of borrowing and return on net worth for banks.

Health


Social stigma prevents epilepsy patients  from getting right medical care

GURGAON, NOVEMBER 18 : Epilepsy or seizure disorder is the fourth most common neurological disorder affecting people of all ages. As we observe National Epilepsy Day, doctors at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon are advocating the need for greater awareness about the medical condition to quell the social stigma associated with it..

Sports


"What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle."

PNB senior hockey team  win  33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 16 : 
“I think the big thing is you really have one chance to do this... to play hockey for a living, you have one chance at your career, and you have to take full advantage of it.-  Patrick Kane


Aerospace

 

Indrakanti Narasimha Murthy takes over as Member (Operations), AAI

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 29 : Mr Indrakanti Narasimha Murthy took over the charge of Member (Operations) and Board Member of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on November 23 , 2016.

Energy


 PowerGrid wins Dun & Bradstreet  Best Transmission Company Award

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 10 : "Your best - no matter how great - is nothing if you minus remarkable actions from the
equation." Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. William Makepeace Thackeray. And so PowerGrid has been bestowed with with Best Transmission Company Award by Dun & Bradstreet. The award was received by Mr Ravi P.Singh, Director (Personnel) from Mr Mansukh L.Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways at a function held in New Delhi.

Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition - even to close family, friends or co-workers - because there's still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll. - Lynda Resnick

 

 

 

Mumbai-based steel body urges deferment of
Stainless Steel Products (Quality Control) Order , 2016

The order makes it mandatory for stainless steel producers and importers to register their products with BIS
 
 

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

MUMBAI, DECEMBER 05 :
Mumbai based Metal And Stainless Steel Merchant's Association (MASSMA), apex body of stainless steel producers, importers and stockist in a letter to Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has urged to defer implementation of Stainless Steel Products Quality Control Order 2016 for another 12 months as most of the Stainless Steel producers and importers are still to get Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) registration certificate.

 

SCOPE for mandatory orientation
programme for PSE board members

A new corporate structure needs to reflect these modular platforms. The individual brands should be forced to adhere to the specifications of the various platforms. - Bernd Osterloh
 


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NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 04 :
"That's what education should be," I said, "the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around. It shouldn't be the art of implanting sight in the organ, but should proceed on the understanding that the organ already has the capacity, but is improperly aligned and isn't facing the right way." -: Plato


And so Speaking in the valedictory session of the two-day Programme on Corporate Governance, organized by (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), Mrs Seema Bahuguna, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) complimented SCOPE for undertaking very important programme on Corporate Governance outsourced from internationally known experts on Corporate Governance.

' India consumption story' accounts for close to 60 per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current prices and 55 per cent at constant prices (base 2011-12.
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With 86 per cent of the cash out of circulation and replenishment facing difficulties, the PFCE in the third quarter is expected to see a sizeable reduction to the extent of at least 35-40 per cent and slightly lower in the fourth quarter India consumption

' India consumption story' accounts for close to 60 per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current prices and 55 per cent at constant prices (base 2011-12).

In terms of numbers, the PFCE, at current prices, was estimated at Rs 21.78 lakh crore in Q2 of 2016-17 with a growth of 12.4 per cent over the similar period last year.
 

 

 

'Jack up Govt expenditure to make up for loss
in private consumption due to demonetisation

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NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 04 :
As the private consumption would be taking a significant hit on account of cash crunch in the economy at least in the next two quarters, the government should make all efforts to at least partly limit the impact of demonetization on the GDP by sharply jacking up its own expenditure during the fiscal 2016-17, the ASSOCHAM has said.

 


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

I will crawl upon my knees just to know the joy of suffering. - Sidewalk Prophets
Whether someone is useful only matters if you value people by their use. - Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone
There are two kinds of 'disabled' persons: Those who dwell on what they have lost and those who concentrate on what they have left. - Thomas Szasz, The Untamed Tongue: A Dissenting Dictionary
A troubled life beats having no life at all . - Richard M. Cohen, Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir

Enabling policies for persons with
disabilities are crucial to achieving SDGs


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GENEVA : People with disabilities are the world's largest minority, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. However, their right to productive employment and decent work is frequently denied.

Today (Decembeer 03, 2016) , the United Nations and the world celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The ILO and other international organizations in Geneva have come together to join persons with disabilities in declaring this day A Day for All


International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Everyone needs to be aware of
slavery and know how to fight it

 


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The right to be free of forced labour is both a fundamental labour right, as well as a human right, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his message for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

 

AROGYA - Ayurveda Expo inaugurated
at Science City, Kolkata

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MoUs signed between universities of Argentina and Israel for collaborative research and curriculum development
 
 

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 02 :
AROGYA, the world's largest Ayurveda Expo was inaugurated at Science City, Kolkata by Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Govt of India. This unique 4-day expo is a part of the 7th World Ayurveda Congress, supported by the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India and every year, it brings together an astounding number of Ayurveda practitioners, scientists, researchers, teachers and students from India and abroad.

 

"Be Visionary ..." - R.M. Engelhardt
"The more boundless your vision, the more real you are."
"To fulfill your vision, you must have hindsight, insight and foresight." ? Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Vision is tomorrow's reality expressed as an idea today." ? Orrin Woodward
"No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire." ? L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz
"What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." - Steve Jobs
PCs are the priority device for education-related activities and acquiring differentiated knowledge and skills
Positive word of mouth about the PC is an incentive for consumers to invest time in learning more about the device
"If careful attention is paid to the reality, we will see clearly, the real shortage is of the right skills, rather than of jobs. If the right skills are developed, the right start-ups and other enterprises will emerge and provide the jobs needed. It's always the horse before the cart, not the other way round. At a personal level, it will require the realisation of the need for the acquisition of required skills, the discipline to pursue it and the commitment to push through. These will require a great deal of personal courage and effort. But then, the benefit will be immeasurable." - Emi Iyalla
"The pen may indeed be mightier than the sword, but the wordsmith would do well to welcome the blacksmith back into the fold, so that artisan craftsmanship the world over may fend off the ravages of industrialised homogeneity and bland monoculture." ? Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe  

PC crucial to India's knowledge economy vision: Report

For 54 % of the respondents PCs are priority for education-related activities
 

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NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 01 :
At the release of the Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur Impact Assessment Report today, personal computing emerged as being crucial to India's growth as a knowledge economy. The Report, prepared by Kantar Indian Market Research Bureau (Kantar IMRB), endorsed by the Indian School of Business (ISB), and commissioned by Intel Technology India ("Intel India"), reveals that Personal Computers (PCs) are instrumental to closing the skill gap, enabling upward socio-economic mobility, and achieving universal digital literacy in the country.

BHEL commissions first unit of Pulichintala HEP in Telangana

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NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 01 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the first unit of the 4x30 MW Pulichintala Hydroelectric project (HEP) in the state of Telangana.

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Hawa Badlo Initiative : Introducing
a simple way to gauge air quality

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 30 :
"I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me. The air that bore them life. And so how can I ever say that I am alone?"
― C. JoyBell C.

In line with the similar lines as outlined above the 'Hawa Badlo' movement is a people's initiative to fight air pollution which is supported by GAIL (India). .

PNB reduces MLCR buy 10 bps; revised
rate for one yar loan will be 9.15%

• 9.15%
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• 9.45%
• 9.10%
 

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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 30 :
Punjab National Bank (PNB) reduced its Marginal Cost of Funds-Based Lending Rate (MCLR), benchmark for pricing loans from December 01 , 2016 by 10 basis points (bps) on maturities from December 01, 2016. >>>>

SCOPE foresees large employment
opportunity in steel sector

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 30 : "Steel weighs more than wind."
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

This speaks volumes about prevalence of steel since ancient times.


And so on the occasion of release of Special Issue of Kaleidoscope on Steel Sector (a journal of SCOPE),Mr P.K. Singh, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) expressed his optimism for large many employment opportunity in Steel Sector for young engineering and management graduates because of expansion plan.

Reducing inequalities

ILO releases new guide to promote
diversity and inclusion at the workplace

New publication provides practical information for companies on how they can benefit
from offering workplace adjustments to workers with specific needs.

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

GENEVA :
On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (marked annually on 3 December), the International Labour Organization (ILO) is releasing a new publication to provide step by step guidance on how and when to provide workplace adjustments – also called accommodations – for workers with specific needs.

Indrakanti Narasimha Murthy takes charge
as Member (Operations), AAI
 

Mr Murthy has 31 years of long experience in aviation sector by serving different positions in Directorate of Air Traffic Management, Directorate of Aerodrome Planning, Airport Management & Operations of AAI.
"When comparing 100 years of experience to 1, there is a way to close the gap. One must simply understand the choices that were taken, the roads that were walked, and that there are no guarantees to an unseen future." - Lionel Suggs
 

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 29 :
Mr Indrakanti Narasimha Murthy has taken over the charge of Member (Operations) and Board Member of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on November 23 , 2016. 

He is a Post Graduate in Physics (Electronics) and joined as Aerodrome Officer in August, 1985 in Civil Aviation Department, G.O.I. which subsequently became Airports Authority of India.

Better skills and more formal
employment for Syrian refugees

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau
A new ILO project supporting the objectives of the London Syria conference aims to build skills and formalize employment status among Syrian refugees in Jordan's construction and agricultural sectors, and improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.
 


A new ILO project supporting the objectives of the London Syria conference aims to build skills and formalize employment status among Syrian refugees in Jordan’s construction and agricultural sectors, and improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

AMMAN, Jordan : The ILO has begun implementing a new project in Jordan that is designed to help Syrian workers in the construction and agricultural sectors develop skills and obtain work permits.

Conceived to support the objectives of the Supporting Syria Conference held in London in February 2016, the UK-funded project will also help to improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards? - Josh Billings  

 


AAI holds workshop on 'Preventive Vigilance' as
Tool of Good Governance" at Vijayawada airport


Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI,NOVEMBER 28 :
"Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I 'see' is but a single thread and solitary shard of what 'is', for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance."
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Corporate Vigilance Department , Airports Authority of India (AAI) organized a workshop at Vijayawada on "Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance" on November 17, 2016. Around 50 executives and non-executives from Airports Authority of India, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry Airports, participated at the workshop.

Better skills and more formal employment for Syrian refugees
A new ILO project supporting the objectives of the London Syria conference aims to build skills and formalize employment status among Syrian refugees in Jordan's construction and agricultural sectors, and improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

AMMAN, Jordan : The ILO has begun implementing a new project in Jordan that is designed to help Syrian workers in the construction and agricultural sectors develop skills and obtain work permits.

Conceived to support the objectives of the Supporting Syria Conference held in London in February 2016, the UK-funded project will also help to improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

 

ASSOCHAM collaborates with Tally Solutions
to simplify GST for the Retail Community

The initiative by ASSOCHAM aims at facilitating adaptation to technology for easy compliance of the new taxation system, within the retail community

 
 

Thesynergyonline Digital Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 28 :
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Tally Solutions, the premier Indian software product company,on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to demystify, educate and train the retail community for the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law in India. The MoU was signed between Mr. D.S Rawat, Secretary General of ASSOCHAM and Mr. Sathya Pramod, Chief Financial Officer of Tally Solutions.

 

AAI supports Govt’s digital payment campaign ; starts
e-payment transactions for accepting car parking charges

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

 

Car parking charges through digital mode from the midnight of November 28, 2016 at AAI airports

 
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 27 :
Free of cost car parking services provided by Airports Authority of India (AAI)  with effect from the midnight of November 14 ,  2016, will end at the midnight of November 28, 2016 at all operational airports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM asks captains of industry to come forward and make increased private investment especially in infrastructure sector

 

Holds his Fourth Pre-Budget Consultative Meeting for the Union Budget 2017-18 with the representatives of Indian Trade and Industry Associations/Groups in Delhi
The Union Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley said that the present Government has given greater thrust on fiscal federalism and improving business environment through reforms in policies and regulation among others.

 

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

 


NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 : The Union Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley said that in the First Half of the Current Financial Year 2016-17, the Indian economy has achieved robust growth rate despite volatility and uncertainty in global economy.

He said that this was made possible by a slew of policy measures undertaken by the present Government including enhanced public investment, kick starting stalled projects, improving the status of financial inclusion significantly among others.

 

"The idea of luxury, even the word "luxury," was important to Arabella. Luxury meant something that was by definition overpriced, but was so nice, so lovely, in itself that you did not mind, in fact was so lovely that the expensiveness became part of the point, part of the distinction between the people who could not afford a thing and the select few who not only could, but also understood the desirability of paying so much for it. Arabella knew that there were thoughtlessly rich people who could afford everything; she didn't see herself as one of them but instead as one of an elite who both knew what money meant and could afford the things they wanted; and the knowledge of what money meant gave the drama of high prices a special piquancy. She loved expensive things because she knew what their expensiveness meant. She had a complete understanding of the signifiers." ― John Lanchester, Capital


"In today's life, Luxury is Time and Space." ― Harmon Okinyo



 

Indian luxury sector may touch $18.5 bln this year;
need to create own luxury brands: Amitabh Kant


Fall in land prices due to demonetisation will give push to luxury market '

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 : Farm produce worth Rs 3,841 crore has been traded through electronic-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) till 16 November in 250 wholesale markets connected to this platform, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr Radha Mohan Singh said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi

 

Impact driven partnerships for Ganga tributary rejuvenation

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Replicating and scaling up success stories from the participatory Hindon Basin approach

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 24 :
FICCI, in partnership with 2030 Water Resources Group, India Water Partnership, Jal
Jan Jodo Abhiyan, Millennium Alliance and the Government of Netherlands organized a symposium and exhibition on 'Impact Driven Partnerships for Ganga Tributary Rejuvenation – Replicating and scaling up success stories from the participatory Hindon Basin approach' held at FICCI.

Assotech Realty holds plantation drive

Thesynergyonline Realty Bureau

NOIDA, NOVEMBER 24 : Planting one tree means planting a whole living system. Recently, Assotech Realty Pvt. Ltd. organized the Green Initiative for Tree Plantation. The event was a great hit as the company's MD Mr. Neeraj Gulati emphasized on the importance of tree plantation.

 

'India Inc must formulate strong anti-fraud programme
to reduce risk on account of corporate fraud'

"There is an urgent need to equip our businesses against fraud risks and exposure through a systematic programme of fraud risk assessment, monitoring, incident response and remediation.'

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23 : Companies across India must implement an anti-fraud framework to mitigate the risks evolving from illegal activities as pressure of uncertain markets, escalating input costs, high labour turnover, advent of technology and others provide significant opportunity and incentives for fraudsters to commit financial frauds, noted an ASSOCHAM-Grant Thornton joint study.

 

AAI signs MoU with MoF for recycling waste paper

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has added another feather to its cap by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU)  with Ministry of Finance for recycling waste paper of Ministry of Finance at AAI’s Paper Recycling Unit(a CSR initiative by AAI), Vasant Kunj, New Delhi with a view to promote waste paper recycling as part of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and to supply the recycled paper back to the Ministry.

6-member Australian cybersecurity delegation visits India

Thesynergyonline Digital Bureau

 
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23 : An Australian cyber security delegation is visiting India from November 21 to 24 ,  2016. The mission features a 6- member delegation specialising in cyber security technology and solutions. The delegation is visiting Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi meeting with India’s leading IT companies.

ILO study highlights shrinking middle class in Europe

New book calls for targeted policies to stop the erosion of the middle class in the European Union.

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

GENEVA :  The middle class in Europe shrunk by 2.3 per cent between 2004 and 2011 and, according to the latest available data, the drop has continued since then, a new ILO comparative study finds.

According to the new volume Europe’s Disappearing Middle Class? Evidence from the World of Work , the decline is even deeper in countries such as Germany and Greece. The study is co-published by the ILO and Edward Elgar Publishing in the context of a project supported by the European Commission.

 

BHEL commissions 93 mw steam turbine
based power plant at Hazira for RIL


Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

 
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 93 mw steam turbine-based Captive Power Plant (CPP) at Hazira in Gujarat.  

 

M-wallet/digital payment cos must win customers'
trust for widespread adoption, says study

 

Thesynergyonline Digital Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 22 :
With a view to win customers' trust, companies operating in the mobile-wallet sector should take measures like providing effective, completely secure, private and reliable services, 3-D or OTP (one time password) security options, data back-up system and others to spread awareness among people, suggested an ASSOCHAM-RNCOS joint study.

"Crystal clear policies and a common regulatory body for all m-wallets (closed, semi-closed and others) are required to bring clarity in procedures and policies between m-wallet companies and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)," suggested the study titled 'Indian m-wallet market: Forecast 2022,' conducted by ASSOCHAM jointly with research firm RNCOS.

 

Case for studying Sanskrit makes itself ; no need to
invoke higher spiritual incentives to justify this: V - P


Thesynergyonline Education Bureau

God spoke once. He spoke in Sanskrit...

The one idea the Hindu religions differ in from every other in the world, the one idea to express which the sages almost exhaust the vocabulary of the Sanskrit language, is that man must realise God even in this life.- Swami Vivekananda

The very sound of Sanskrit words gives a prestige ....

In philology, our Sanskrit language is now universally acknowledged to be the foundation of all European languages, which, in fact, are nothing but jargonized Sanskrit - Swami Vivekananda

 


NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21:
The Vice President of India, Mr M Hamid Ansari said that the case for studying Sanskrit makes itself, and there is no need at all to invoke higher spiritual incentives in order to justify this. He was addressing the gathering after giving away the World Sanskrit Award 2015 & 2016 by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), here on Monday. The Vice President congratulated Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand and Prof. George Cardona, an American linguist and Indologist for being the first recipients of ICCR's World Sanskrit Awards. The Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri M.J. Akbar and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

 

 

Elegance is refusal ! Monte Carlo launches its winter collection

 

Thesynergyonline Fashion Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21 : "Fashion is life-enhancing and I think it's a lovely, generous thing to do for other people" ? Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Manifesto: The Style-smart Handbook

And the weather is changing. There is a nip in the air in the morning. Winter is round the corner and keeping in mind its patrons' need for stylish woolens, Monte Carlo, India's leading apparel brand, has launched its new winter collection for men, women and children.

 

 

J P Nadda felicitates doctors with
'India News Health Awards'

 

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 21 :
In ceremony held at The Lalit, Delhi, 19 doctors and professionals from healthcare industry were felicitated with the India News Health Awards by Mr J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare. Under this unique initiative, the First Edition of India News Health Awards honoured doctors and individuals from healthcare industry for their exemplary work.

 

Good service is good business. ~ Siebel Ad

Cash crunch fallout: Non-bank payment players
to witness huge growth, says ASSOCHAM Paper

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

These players are using the increasing mobile density to offer the services through the handset. Besides, the PPIs, other electronic transactions and services devices would be offered aggressively even by the banks.

 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 :
One of the immediate fallouts of the demonetisation of high value notes would be a mushrooming growth in the number of non-bank players like Paytm and Free charge into the payment business, as more and more retailers in the goods and service value chain would be compelled to shift to non-cash modes for customer transactions, an ASSOCHAM Paper has said.

These players engaged into the business known as the pre-paid payment instruments (PPI) work as mobile and digital wallets.

While as many as 45 PPI players have started offering services, it is only a handful of operators which have been aggressively ramping up and marketing their operations.

"The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out
to be more beautiful than we expected them to be." ? Alain de Botton 

The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival 3rd edition,
Gurgaon Chapter opens up at DLF Cyber Hub

Thesynergyonline Entertainment Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 19 :
Eminent artists of film fraternity will inaugurate a three day-long event showcasing the vernacular spirit of Indian film and literature.

 

The Gurgaon chapter 2016 opens at DLF Cyber Hub from December 2 , 2016 to December 04 , 2016 from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

 

PNB puts up stall at IITF 2016 in New Delhi

Reduces interest rates in select maturities by 10-25 basis points

Punjab National Bank has reduced interest rates in select maturities by 10-25 basis points (bps) on domestic retail term deposits and 15 to 50 basis points (bps) on bulk deposits from November 23 , 2016.

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 19 :
Mrs Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD & CEO Punjab National Bank (PNB) , formally inaugurated the stall put up by the bank at the 36th India International Trade Fair , 2016 (IITF 2016) , annual event organised by Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The function was also attended by by Mrs Abha Singh Yaduvanshi, Joint Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Dr. Rajesh Yaduvanshi, Zonal Manger, PNB, Delhi& NCR, Mr. N D Bansal, Circle Head Central Delhi Circle and other officials of Circle Office.

Increasing incidence of aggressive cancers
in Indian women a major concern

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

CHENNAI, NOVEMBER 19 :
Breast cancer is today the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Indian women. Not only is breast cancer incidence increasing in the country, but cases of more aggressive cancers that are difficult to treat are also on the rise.

Expressing concern over the shifting epidemiology of breast cancer in India, Dr M A Raja, Senior Medical Oncologist, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai says that as compared to 10 years back, the numbers of patients reporting breast cancer has increased, their median age has decreased and the incidence of more aggressive cancers, especially triple negative breast cancer has also increased.

 

Attitude is Everything

Social stigma prevents epilepsy patients
from getting right medical care

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

GURGAON, NOVEMBER 18 : Epilepsy or seizure disorder is the fourth most common neurological disorder affecting people of all ages. As we observe National Epilepsy Day, doctors at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon are advocating the need for greater awareness about the medical condition to quell the social stigma associated with it.

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"By what? Epilepsy?" - Kelley Armstrong, No Humans Involved

 

 

 

Labour market regulation

Making non-standard jobs decent jobs

 

ILO Senior Economist Janine Berg says that there is a need for regulations and policies if we want to improve the quality of non-standard jobs.

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Today there is greater variation in the labour market, with many workers in part-time, on-call, or temporary employment, in employment arrangements with multiple employers, or in arrangements where they are classified as self-employed, but their work is nevertheless directed by someone else (disguised employment or dependent self-employment). The ILO refers to these arrangements as “non-standard forms of employment” (NSFE).

Colombia: When collective bargaining
is a key ingredient of productivity

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

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The noise is deafening in the sweet factory, and the smell of sugar everywhere. Inside a large building, banks of machines produce rows and rows of multi-coloured lollypops, chocolate bars, chewing gum and other goodies that, once they've been packaged, are loaded on trucks and shipped to various parts of Colombia, the scene of our story, and beyond, to the four corners of the world.

The non-stop hustle and bustle at the Colombina factory stands in stark contrast to the apparent calm in the town where it operates, La Paila, in the Cauca Valley. "Some people leave for the city, but life is better in the villages," says a smiling Germán Dario Rodallega, a food technician who leaves work preoccupied by the village's favourite football team, Deportivo Cali.

 

SCOPE highlights commendable performance
by PSEs in public procurement

Thesynergyonline Digital Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBR 17 :
Speaking at the Policy Roundtable on "Smart Public Procurement of IT & ITeS", Dr U .D Choubey, Director General, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) emphasized the importance of public procurement by highlighting that public procurement forms 30 percent of India's GDP.

 

Whenever you're faced with a difficult or challenging situation, you'll overcome it. Yes, you can."
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 

AAI stands in good stead ; allows scheduled commercial bank
to open, operate currency exchange counter at its airports

Without levying charges for space and electricity, etc up to December 31 , 2016

 
 

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 17 :
The decision of the Government of India to demonetize the currency ( Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes) across the nation has led to currency hardship for airport users and air travelers.


ILO Work in Fishing Convention
No.188 (2007) to enter into force


Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world's 38 million workers in the fishing sector.

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

 

GENEVA : New labour standards designed to improve working conditions for millions of workers in the fishing sector will enter into force a year from today, as Lithuania ratifies ILO Convention No. 188 .

 

I  think the big thing is you really have one chance to do this... to play hockey for a living, you have one chance at your career, and you have to take full advantage of it. Patrick Kane

Football has end zones and goal posts; basketball has the hoop, and hockey the goal cage. Baseball is the only game with an imaginary box: the strike zone, which the umpire determines at his own discretion.- Richard Corliss
Every spring, this happens: People discover hockey when daylight lasts longer and men grow beards and tie games do not end in shootouts but rather continue until a goal is scored. The seventh game only heightens the mood for players and fans alike.- George Vecsey
 

"What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle."

PNB senior hockey team  win
33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016


Thesynergyonline  Sports Bureau



PNB senior hockey team
Punjab National Bank senior hockey team has won 33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016 by defeating Army XI in the final match of the tournament played at Jalandhar.
 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 16 :
“I think the big thing is you really have one chance to do this... to play hockey for a living, you have one chance at your career, and you have to take full advantage of it.-  Patrick Kane


And so Punjab National Bank senior hockey team has won 33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016


Punjab National Bank senior hockey team has won 33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016 by defeating Army XI in the final match of the tournament played at Jalandhar.   The team has lifted the Gold Cup and cash prize of Rs.5.00 lakh. 

  PNB player was adjudged man of the tournament and honoured with cash prize.

 

Reduce corporate tax to 25%, ASSOCHAM to Govt.


Thesynergyonline News Bureau


NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 16 : In its pre-Budget presentation with the Finance Ministry, the ASSOCHAM has sought immediate reduction in the corporate tax to 25 per cent to attract more investment in the country while for driving the consumption led demand, income tax for individuals should also be reduced along with upward revision in the exemption limit upto Rs 5 lakh.

 

Questions and answers


The future of work for youth in Latin America


A talk to José Manuel Salazar, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, about opportunities and challenges waiting for young people in the world of work in the region

 

BHEL forays into two new
countries – Togo & Benin

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

Scancem International DA, Norway (Heidelberg Cement group) has placed the order for the motors for their cement plants, Ciments Du Togo S.A. & Cimbenin S.A, Benin.
The motors will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL's Bhopal unit.
 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 15 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved yet another milestone in expanding and consolidating its footprint in the international market by securing export orders for the supply of industrial motors to Togo and Benin. 

Change : We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it
It's a turnaround so fast, there's no messing around. One has to be on the ball.
 

GAIL's Profit after Tax up by 180% for
Q2 of FY 2016-17 on year-on-year basis

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 15 :
GAIL (India) registered a 180 per cent increase in Profit after Tax (PAT) in the second quarter of Financial Year 2016-17, boosted by a turnaround in its petrochemical business and reduction in interest costs.

The company's PAT for the quarter ended September 30, , 2016 rose to Rs. 925 crore from Rs. 330 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal.

 

AAI waives off car parking charges
as a supportive hand to the airport users

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOV 14 : HARDSHIP :
"The rain to the wind said, 'You push and I'll pelt.' They so smote the garden bed. That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged -- though not dead. I know how the flowers felt." ? Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost

 
And so "There is one thing about time good or bad ; It always changes"
― Robin Dabhi


    On the demonetization of currency ( Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes) citizens are facing currency hardship across the nation.

    Aganst this backdrop AAI has decided to support this campaign of the Government of India and extend possible help to air travelers and airport users.

    In the present crisis of currency as a fallout of the demonetization of currency notes, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to waive off car parking charges as a supportive hand to the airport users of the nation from the midnight of November 14 , 2016 to the midnight of November 21, 2016.

    Airport Directors of all AAI airports have been directed accordingly. In case of query, if any, airport director of the particular airport of AAI may be contacted.

    Finally, "Every violent storm will eventually give way to sunshine; every dark night will finally fade into dawn."
    ― Steve Goodier



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Regulatory reforms are needed to
improve the quality of non-standard jobs

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

GENEVA : Regulatory reforms and other policies are needed to improve the quality of non-standard jobs, a new ILO report says.
The report, Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects , highlights the policies needed to improve the quality of non-standard jobs. The report finds that there has been a rise in non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) globally, including increases in temporary work, part-time work, temporary agency work and subcontracting, dependent self-employment and disguised employment relationships.


Do not partner with fear to help you make decisions"
― Jeannette Gregory

Alarming rise in breast cancer among young
women: Over 40 % of patients now below 50

 

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

BANGALORE , NOVEMBER 14 : In what is being seen as an alarming medical trend by doctors, the incidence of breast cancer is rapidly increasing among younger women in India, with more than 40 per cent of the patients now below 50 years of age.

"Till as early as 10 years back breast cancer was largely considered a disease of elderly women. In fact, age is still considered a major risk factor for breast cancer across the world. However, this medical belief is now on shaky ground with the changing features of the disease being manifested in patients today. Unlike a decade back when most women patients diagnosed with breast cancer were above 50, today more women under 50 years of age are being diagnosed with the disease," says Dr Prasad Narayanan, Medical Oncologist, Cytecare Hospital.

 

FLO to launch start-up initiative 'Dyuti'
for job creation in jewellery industry

Hollywood star Ravina Tandon to be present on the occasion

 
 

Thesynergyonline Fashion Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 13 : FICCI ladies Organisation (FLO), exclusive women's wing of the apex business body, will unveil its startup initiative 'DYUTI' , multi-level marketing business model for generating employment for women in the jewellery industry which is currently dominated by men across the nation on November 15, 2016.

"It's not what you have on the outside that glitters in light, it's what you have on the inside that shines in the dark."
- Anthony Liccione

  • "Cheap jewelry, however, is worse than no jewelry at all, and there are very few things in life than are worse than no jewelry at all." ? Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
  • "Jewellery takes people's minds off your wrinkles" - Sarah Phillips
    • Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry. John Lennon
    • Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.- Madeleine Albright
      • Jewelry is something that has to do with emotion. That aspect of jewelry really interests me. Ann Demeulemeester
      • Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time. - Eartha Kitt
    • I always accessorize with jewelry. I am a bit of a magpie; I love sparkles, and so wearing jewelry makes me feel more exciting and confident, too! - Amber Le Bon
  • I am jewelry and objects together. This is the Elsa Peretti name to me. It is a very good balance for me to try and create with the person in mind or with the space in mind - to imagine a bowl of fruit or something for water. It is a little bit yin and yang. - Elsa Peretti

 

IFCI Q2 net profit at Rs 14.86 crore ;
net NPA rises to 18.4%

The average cost of funds came down to 9.10 per cent for current half-year from 9.4 per cent in corresponding half-year in previous year and 9.2 per cent in June, 2016 quarter.
The debt equity ratio for current half-year also stands reduced to4.1 from 4.5 for FY 2016.
 

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 12 :
IFCI registered net profit of net profit of Rs.14.86 crore for current quarter as against loss of Rs 110.28 crore in immediate previous quarter, but was lower than profit of Rs.182.61 crore in the corresponding quarter in previous year.

Due to new slippages requiring only 10 per cent provision the provision coverage ratio reduced to 46 per cent by September 30, 2016 from 57 per cent at the end of FY 2016.

 

Obesity is not a disease. It is a lifestyle affliction. It is a symptom. It is a side-effect of poor habits and it can be reversed."
― Nancy S. Mure, Eat! Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed on Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

 

Overweight kids in Delhi-NCR are more
prone to diabetes: ASSOCHAM study

I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems. - Steve-O
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 12 :
"Flavor factories churn out chemical desire. We spray, squirt, and inject hundreds of millions of pounds of those chemicals on food every year, and then we find ourselves surprised and alarmed that people keep eating. We have become so talented at soaking our food in fakeness that the leading cause of preventable death - smoking - bears a troubling resemblance to the second leading cause of preventable death - obesity."
― Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor


And so one in every ten children between the age of 5-16 yrs are overweight and are more prone to diabetic, reasons for rise in childhood diabetes are high calorie diet, junk food, inactivity, less outdoor games and more of indoor games, according to a recent study conducted by ASSOCHAM Health committee council on the occasion of ‘World Diabetic day’ on November 14.

MoCA holds stakeholders’ conference and pre-bid
meet on RCS- Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau


NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 11 :
  Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA)  held stakeholders’ conference/pre-bidding meeting on Friday in  New Delhi. 
Regional Connectivity Scheme -UDAN has been launched by Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation and the final RCS is available on MoCA web site  (web site;http://www. civilaviation.gov.in click view all “In Focus”).

 

Regional Connectivity Fund Under UDAN To Stimulate Growth And Development of Civil Aviation Sector

The objective of Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is to enhance air passenger traffic in the country by stimulating demand on regional routes. Amount collected as Regional Connectivity Fund (RCF) will be used to provide financial support to airlines in the form of Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for operations under the Scheme. As per the directions of MoCA, RCF will be funded by a small levy per departure on all domestic flights other than the ones on Category II / Category IIA routes under RDG, RCS Routes and aircraft having maximum certified takeoff mass not exceeding 40,000 kg.

The RCF would channel funds generated from the sector to stimulate further growth and development of the sector itself. A part of the fund will also be contributed to by the states that have signed the UDAN MoU: as of date, 19 states have either signed or given their consent.

The national scheduled airlines providing services on domestic routes where such fee per departure is levied would also be eligible under the Scheme to avail benefits of RCS. Similarly, even the passengers would be benefited through additional connectivity on regional routes at prices which are at or below the airfare caps. Thus, the funds collected from national scheduled airlines will (i) benefit the same airlines and passengers from whom it is collected and (2) is further expected to lead to creation of regional air connectivity / services that would have spin-off benefits within the sector in terms of passengers taking other flights (not under RCS) and using airports / airport services that are not at concessional rates under RCS. The amount collected under the levy will be ploughed back into the sector.

Reducing costs for regional operators

UDAN recognizes the challenge of high costs faced by regional operators. Accordingly, the scheme brings down the operating cost for an airline by reducing taxes on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and airport and other charges. Improving liquidity in the small plane leasing market will make it easy for entrepreneurs and airlines to start these routes. The winning bidder gets a three year exclusivity on the route so that the route can be matured and made profitable. The scheme uses the power of markets to discover to the lowest subsidy on the route. Half the seats can be sold by the winning bidder at market prices – this will also provide good information on the price the passengers on the route are willing to pay as and when the subsidy support goes away (between three and ten years).

Social obligation for a network business

It is important to put the amount expected to be collected under this levy in context of other businesses which create connectivity and benefit from the network effect, for example, telecom and railways. The telecom industry in India generated an annual net revenue of around Rs 1.8 lakh crores and paid 5% of its net revenues into a Universal Service Obligation (USO) fund, which collected Rs 9,835 crores in financial year 2016.

The social service obligations of the Indian Railways manifests itself in the Rs 33,004 cr loss (in FY2015) in the passenger and coaching segment to bring connectivity to the country (this loss is on the base of passenger fares collected of Rs 42,190 cr in the same year).

Global examples of promoting regional connectivity

The economic importance of promoting regional or remote connectivity is well understood across the world. Geographically large countries like the USA, Canada, Brazil and Australia among many others support regional and remote connectivity. UDAN is the first-of-its-kind scheme globally which harnesses the power of the markets to provide a public good.

The RCF is estimated to collect around Rs 500 cr (or US$ 75 mn) will be roughly one fourth the size of the US$ 290 mn that the US government would spend in promoting its Essential Air Service (EAS) in 2016. According to analyst reports, the aviation industry in India is expected to record revenues of Rs 0.7 lakh crores on domestic travel in this year – this levy could amount to only 0.6% of the total domestic revenues of the industry. If the average viability gap funding required by the industry amounts to say Rs 1,000 per seat, this levy can create 50 lakh UDAN seats or 1 crore seats overall connecting currently underserved and unserved airports. With around 10 crore people expected to fly this year domestically even before the launch of the scheme, UDAN can significantly increase the base of travelers in India introducing large numbers of citizens to a more efficient transport.

Ministry's expectation

The Ministry believes that this proposed levy is a small amount but which can go a long distance in bringing more travelers and cities to the Indian aviation network. Given the high growth in the sector we expect that the airlines could be in a position to absorb a part of the levy and not adversely impact the passengers significantly. As per an ICAO study, the output multipliers of aviation is 3.25 which means that every Rupees 100 spent on air transport contributes to Rupees 325 worth of indirect benefits. More important, the employment multiplier is 6.10 which means that every 100 direct jobs in air transport sector results in 610 jobs in the economy as a whole. Therefore, the funds which are collected from national scheduled airlines for RCF can provide a further boost to the development of regional and national economies.


What are the benefits and challenges of telework
in communication technologies and financial services?

ILO Global Dialogue Forum explores how teleworking can provide a better work-life balance for employees, lead to greater productivity for employers and help governments promote inclusive job opportunities.

Thesynergyonline Communications Bureau

GENEVA : Telework is a growing form of working arrangement enabled by information and communication technologies (ICTs) whose potential benefits are increasingly recognized and promoted by governments, employers and workers alike.


SCOPE for board approved Media Relations Policy by PSUs


Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 11 :
"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."
― James Madison


And so two day Media Relations Conclave for CEOs and spokespersons of public sector organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises ( (SCOPE) concluded which was attended by large number of CEOs and spokespersons of public sector enterprises.
Mr Bimal Julka, Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission, highlighted the changing scenario of media landscape with the advent of digital media. Mr. Julka urged senior executives of PSUs to adapt to the change and be proactive in promoting themselves.

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. William Makepeace Thackeray

PowerGrid wins Dun & Bradstreet
Best Transmission Company Award

 

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 10 : "Your best - no matter how great - is nothing if you minus remarkable actions from the
equation."

And so PowerGrid has been bestowed with Best Transmission Company Award by Dun & Bradstreet. The award was received by Mr Ravi P.Singh, Director (Personnel) from Mr Mansukh L.Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways at a function held in New Delhi.

 

There is more experience on the field of justification than
on the camp of training. Sometimes, you got to take actions to learn more."

Basic health care and awareness
programme at Srinagar airport

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

.NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 10 : Today the demands are for even higher standards in the quality of care, for greater flexibility and convenience in treatment times, and for more prevention through screening and health checks.- Lucy Powell

And so Airports Authority of India's Srinagar International Airport joined hands with the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir for imparting week long free basic life support (BLS) training to help in bringing change in people's lives by adding meaning and significance to their respective lives at Srinagar Airport on Wednesday ( November 09 , 2016 and organised Health screening camp on non-communicable diseases(NCD) from 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs commencing with the aim to provide basic health care, awareness in the airport staff and passengers about good & healthy life style.
 


 

I take a multivitamin, I take extra C, I take chondroitin and glucosamine for my joints, I take calcium for my bones. And by the way, weight-bearing exercises can help ward off osteoporosis and yoga helps ward off arthritis.- Raquel Welch

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases. - Gro Harlem Brundtland

"High salt intake is a risk factor for osteoporosis because excess dietary sodium promotes urinary calcium loss, leading to calcium loss from bone and therefore decreased bone density.- Joel Fuhrman

 

'Osteoporosis or brittle bone disease can be prevented
by adequate calcium intake and healthy living

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

DARBHANGA, NOVEMBER 09 :
"I sometimes think about old tombs and weeds
That interwreathe among the bones of kings...

- A Reverie of Bone"
― Mervyn Peake, Shapes And Sounds

A 'silent killer', osteoporosis is the cause of most bone fractures in the elderly. However, it must not be considered a normal or unavoidable part of ageing. Brittle bone disease, as it is called, can be avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle, including sufficient intake of calcium, adequate physical activity, and shunning habits like smoking and drinking.

Need for public participation in eradication
of corruption : CVC Addl Scy

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 08 :
"One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation."
― Walter Scott

So Mr Salim Haque, Additional Secretary, CVC stressed on the need of public participation in promoting integrity and eradication of corruption in an address to top executives of PNB at
Head Office, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi on the concluding day of Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31, 2016 to November 05, 2016.

BHEL Q2 topline growth of 12 % at Rs 6,780 crore

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 08 :
In the second quarter of FY 2016-17, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has maintained the momentum of positive growth and profitability achieved in the first quarter of the current fiscal, with the company registering a topline growth of 12 per cent at Rs.6,780 crore and posting a profit before tax(PBT) of Rs.138 crore as against a loss of Rs.293 crore in the corresponding period last year.

 

MRPL posts operating GRM of
US $ 5.34/bbl for Q2 FY 2015-16

 

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELLHI , NOVEMBER 08 :
The Gross Refining Margin(GRM) of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) for the second quater of fiscal 2016-17 (Q2 FY17) stood at US$ 4.65/bbl as against GRM of US $ 0.34/bbl in the corresponding quarter FY 2015-16.

The Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of the company improved substantially on account of sustained positive GRM throughout and almost stable Forex market in the half year. The EBITDA for the Q2 FY 2016-17 stood at Rs 878 crore as against (-) Rs 695 crore in the corresponding quarter FY 2015-16 .

 

ILO to publish new report on
non-standard forms of employment

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

GENEVA : The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its first comprehensive report on non-standard forms of employment (NSFE), including temporary work, part-time work, temporary agency work and subcontracting, dependent self-employment and disguised employment relationships.

SCOPE for extending the ambit
of RTI to non-Government sectors

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 07 :
Speaking in the 11th Annual Convention  of Central Information Commission (CIC)  Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) strongly pleaded for  extending the provisions of RTI to non-government sectors by way of widening the definition of “public money”.

 
While reaffirming the commitment of public sector in implementing RTI in both letter and spirit, Dr. Choubey told that corruption is a common cancer for  both public and private sector. Both  are holding tax payers money, invested in plant, machinery and day to day working capital.  As such, all account payee  money is public money and unaccounted money nothing but black money.  Therefore, by way of widening the definition of “public money”, all enterprises,  public or private,  could be brought under the ambit of RTI and CAG.

 Guy Ryder re-elected as ILO
Director General for a second term

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Guy Ryder has been re-elected by the Governing Body of the
ILO for another five-year term that will start officially
on 1 October 2017.
 

GENEVA : The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has re-elected Guy Ryder as Director-General for a second five year-term to start in October 2017.

 

Guy Ryder received 54 of the 56 votes cast by the titular members of the ILO’s Governing Body . The vote was conducted at the ILO’s headquarters in Geneva. He was the only candidate. .

PNB Q2FY17 RESULTS

 

Operating profit up 12.7% at Rs 3312crore ;
global business at Rs 9.69 lakh crore

 

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 05 : The global business of Punjab National Bank (PNB) stood at Rs of Rs. 9.69 lakh crore in the second quarter of financial year 2016-17 (Q2FY17), said Mrs Usha Anathasubramanian, Managing Director & CEO of the bank at a media conference here along with Dr Ram S. Sangapure and Mr Sanjiv Sharan Executive Directors, for second quarter of FY'17 with the global business of Rs. 9.69 lakh crore.

Titbits

  • In terms of bottomline parameters the bank has registered net profit of Rs 549 crore in Q2 FY'17.
  • Recovery :
    • The cash recovery and upgradation reached Rs 10,778 crore crossing the landmark of Rs 10,000 crore for the half year ended September'16.
    • This has resulted in reduction in stressed assets.
      • The Provision Coverage Ratio increased from 52.50% in June'16 to 53.32% in Sep'16.
      • The bank has reoriented its business model in alignment with the economic scenario towards small ticket advances i.e, Retail, MSME and Agriculture, which grew by 11.7 per cent.
    • OPINION ON NET PROFIT :
  • The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living."
    - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
 

 

"But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive."
- William Shakespeare, Henry V

On behalf of Airports Authority of India,Mr Kamra, General Manager (Engineering-Project), Chandigarh Airport received the award. To select the various entries from all over India, independent evaluation was done by KPMG and Ernst & Young.

The award was presented by Mr Rao Inderjeet Singh, Minister of State for Urban Development, Govt. of India, along with President of Honeywell India.

 

 

 

 

AAI's Chandigarh International Airport
bags the Smartest Airport Award

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 04 :
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

This is not innuendo , this is not somnambulism . This is an appropriate response to reality . The word "name" as outlined in above Shakespearean quote here symbolizes Chandigarh airport and by any other name would smell as honour.

And so Airports Authority of India (AAI) had one more reason to be proud of on October 18 ,2016 when Chandigarh International Airport was conferred the Smartest Airport Award in the category below 10 Million Passenger Per Annum (MPPA) in at gala event organised at The Oval Ballroom, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi by Network 18 &HoneywellSmart Building Award 2016 for New Integrated Terminal Building of Chandigarh International Airportfor infrastructure projects of India.

There is a story ...

"There is a story I always tell my students...when I came for the 1st time to the US. I didn't speak English (Only Spanish) & I saw on every door the word "exit" which in Spanish means Success = Exito. And then I said :"No wonder Americans are winners ,every door they open leads to success" - Pablo

 

I was very surprised when last I bought a packet of cigarettes and had to request a refund as I read a warning that told me "smoking can cause fatal lung cancer".”
― Robert Clark

 

Smoking,high alcohol consumption
increasing incidence of osteoporosis

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

"You may tend to get cancer from the thing that makes you want to smoke so much, not from the smoking itself."

 
GHAZIABAD , NOVEMBER 03 :
Even if it were possible to cast my horoscope in this one life, and to make an accurate prediction about my future, it would not be possible to 'show' it to me because as soon as I saw it my future would change by definition.
― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir


And so 38 years of age, Pratima (name changed) believed she was too young to suffer from low bone density. However, after when she suffered a fracture in her arm after a minor fall, tests revealed she had osteoporosis of the level usually prevalent in women over 60!

 

May the alert and the watchful divinities guard thee, may he that sleeps not and nods not guard thee, may he that protects and is vigilant guard thee!"- Atharva Veda

 

PowerGrid observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2016

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEWC DELHI, NOVEMBER 02 :
Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid ) is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31 to November 05 , 2016. The theme of this year is "Public Participation in promoting Integrity and Eradication of Corruption".

The observance of Vigilance Awareness week commenced on Monday 31 (October 2016) in all offices of PowerGrid with the administering of pledge to all employees by CMD, Mr I.S. Jha, in the presence of Mr V.K.Saksena, CVO along with Directors of the company .


"The two sages Alert and Watchful, the sleepless and the vigilant, these two guardians of thy life's breath, are awake both day and night."- Atharva Veda

 

MRPL sets up kiosk at MCC for Integrity
pledge and organizes walkathon at Surathkal


Thesynergyonline Corporae Bureau

MANGALURU, NOVEMBER 02 :
As a part of the Vigilance Awareness week, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) has set up a kiosk at Mangalore City Corporation to enable the general public to take E-Integrity pledge by visiting the website of Central Vigilance Commission, ie., www.cvc.nic.in. The kiosk was inaugurated by Shri Harinath, Mayor of Mangalore on 2-11-2016, who also took the E-Integrity pledge on the occasion.

May the alert and the watchful divinities guard thee, may he that sleeps not and
nods not guard thee, may he that protects and is vigilant guard thee!"- Atharva Veda

Vigilance Awareness Week observed at BHEL


Thesynerfgyonline Energy Bureau


NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 02 :
Mr Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL administered the pledge to employees on the inaugural day of 'Vigilance Awareness Week' at the Corporate Office of BHEL.


He tressed that, every employee should remain vigilant and work towards enhancing the reputation of the organisation through higher transparency.


The messages of dignitaries were also read out on the occasion. Functional Directors and other senior officers of the company were also present at the event.

Vigilance Awareness Week

CVC releases Handbook on "Departmental Enquiry Proceedings

The Handbook was prepared by the Vigilance Department of Punjab National Bank.

 

 

 

'Need for public participation in promoting
integrity and eradication of corruption'

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

PNB vade mecum
or handbook to be  kept constantly at hand for immediate
consultation
when needed

 
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 01 :
"...You know something, don't you?"
"I know lots of things--your inquiry needs to be more specific."
"Just answer the question."
"True/false or multiple choice?"
― Neal Shusterman, Bruiser

And so on the eve of Vigilance Awareness Week from  October 31 2016  to November 05 2016 at Head Office of Punjab National Bank, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi, the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVO), Mr K V Chowdary addressed the top executives of the bank.

 

Our impact, their stories

 

Financial skills help shaping a better future

An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.

Ms Afriani Ngana Tara Andung
 

SUMBA TIMUR, Indonesia : Afriani Ngana Tara Andung, a 36-year-old mother of two, now keeps a close eye on her family's finances. Using newly-learned bookkeeping techniques, she carefully records their different sources of income – seaweed farming, fishing and small business activities – and separates her business and household expenses.

PNB Vigilance Awareness Week

 

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise." ? Tacitus

PNB observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2016

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

 

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 31 :
"Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared."
― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

And so Punjab National Bank (PNB) is observing Vigilance Awareness Week 2016 from October 31 , 2016 to November October 05 , 2016. The theme of this year's Vigilance Awareness Week is "Public Participation in promoting Integrity and eradicating Corruption".

 

. "Three of the greatest failings, want of sense, of courage, or of vigilance."
- Thucydides

AAI observes Rashtriya Ekta Divas
and Vigilance Awareness Week-2016

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 31 :
"Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I 'see' is but a single thread and solitary shard of what 'is', for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance."
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

And so Dr Guruprsad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI), administered the pledge of Rashtriya Ekta Divas and Vigilance Awareness Week 2016 at 1100 on Monday to a large number of officials gathered on the occasion. Airports Authority of India, public sector undertaking (PSU) of Gov. of India, is observing the vigilance Awareness Week 2016 from October 31 , to November 05 2016 at all airports in India.

 

We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences."
― Miya Yamanouchi

FLO holds interactive session with
philanthropist Carrie Morgridge

Thesynergyonline New Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 31 :
"Telling purposeful stories is interactive. It's not a monolog. Ultimately, purposeful tellers must surrender control of their stories, creating a gap for the listener(s) to willingly cross in order to take ownership. Only when the listener(s) own the tellers' story and make it theirs, will they virally market it. - Peter Guber.

And so
FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) is organising an interactive session with Carrie Morgridge, Vice president, Morgridge Family Foundation and the author of Amazon best seller 'Every Gift Matters: How your passion can change the world' at Federation House in New Delhi on November 4, 2016 .

'Most of the lifestyle-related risks
can be reduced to prevent brain stroke'

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau


NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29 :
A ‘brain stroke’ or a ‘brain attack’ is an event and condition that many of us know little about, but each one of us has the capacity to prevent and detect , said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, on World Stroke Day.

 

Force Motors registers 12%
growth for Q2 FY 2016-17

Thesynergyonline Automobile Bureau

HIGHLIGHTS
. The gross turnover
The company continued to show good performance during Q2 FY 2016-17. The gross turnover registered for the Quarter is Rs 958 crore as compared to Rs 856 crore in Q2 FY 2015-16, growth of 12%.
Profit Before Tax
Almost 14% up
The overall profit before tax amounted to Rs. 68 Cr as compared to Rs. 59 Cr during Q2 FY 2015-16, showing a percentage increase of almost 14%.
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization
A growth of 15%
The Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) for Q2 FY 2016-17 has gone up from Rs 82 crore to Rs. 94 crore , growth of 15%.
Trax and Traveller vehicles' contribution
Component business
The Trax and Traveller vehicles contributed a major share in the growth of the company business. The component business continues to grow during the quarter.
OUTLOOK
Positive
The outlook for the rest of the financial year is positive as economy is expected to improve.  

 

ONGC Q2 net profit up 6.3 % at Rs 4975 crore q-o-q

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

Declares interim dividend of 90%
Financial results

Board recommends Bonus issue in the ratio of 1:2 - Net profit at Rs 4,975 crore; up 6.3% QoQ

Notifies 15 discoveries so far in FY'17

Gas production at 5.807 BCM; up 1.84%. Board recommends Bonus issue in the ratio of 1:2
 

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 : The net profit of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) stands at Rs 4,975 crore; up 6.3 per cent q-o-q.

Q2 FY17 Q2 FY'16 % Var H 1 FY'17 H1 FY'16
Net profit at
Rs 4,975 crore
Net profit at
Rs 4,681 crore
6.3 Net profit
at Rs 9,207 crore
Net profit at
Rs 10,050 crore ((8.4)
Gross Revenue
at Rs 18,395 crore
Gross Revenue
at Rs 20,512 crore
(10.3) Gross Revenue
at Rs 36,180 crore
Gross Revenue
at Rs 43,141 crore
..... ..... .... Under recovery Discoun
Rs 1,09 crore
......

Bonus 1995-96 : 3.08 : 1

Bonus 2006-07 : 1:2 2010-11 : 1:1 .... ...
.... .... .... .... ....
 

The company's Board has approved an interim dividend of 90 per cent, i.e.Rs 4.50 on each equity share of Rs 5. The total payout on this account will be Rs 3,850 crore. The Government of India will receive Rs 2,654 crore on its 68.93 per cent shareholding. In addition, dividend distribution tax of Rs 784 crore would also be paid to the Government.

SCOPE supports programme
on Govt e_marketplace

Thesynergyonline Digital Bureau                  

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 :
Standing Conference of Public Enterptises  (SCOPE)  supported a Programme on Government e Marketplace (GeM) for launching a portal,  organized by Directorate General of Supplies  and Disposals (DGS&D)  in  collaboration with National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM).  The highlight of the portal was given by Mr. Binoy Kumar, IAS, Director General, DGS&D

 MTDC reintroduces “Nilambari
Open Deck Bus’ tour in Mumbai


Thesynergyonline Tourism Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 : Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation reintroduces the Nilambari open deck bus tour in Mumbai. This open deck bus tour will have a tour guide to make the tour entertaining, informative & enjoyable. In this one hour
journey the tourist will get a glimpse of the past & present historical and archaeological buildings on the way. The tour will start from Gateway of India to Mantralaya followed by Oberoi Hotel; Marine Drive; Churchgate Railway Station ; Eros Theatre; Oval Maidan; Maharshi Karve Road; Rajabai Tower; CST Railway Station Building; D.N. Road; Hutatma Chowk Homi Modi Street; Horniman Circle;  Asiatic Library and again back to Gateway of India.

Taking action and doing, is one key to success. Keeping logistics in mind - enormous things are possible."
― Gisela Hausmann "Naked Determination 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear"

Creating Air Cargo Logistics & Allied Services Company

  • Vision
  • New incumbents : Ms Neera Rawat has been appointed as the MD of the subsidiary and Mr BK Mehrotra would be Chief Executive Officer of AAICLAS.
    • Foremost integrated logistics net work operator in India
    • Merger
      • Corporatization of AAI's Cargo Department
      • will be shortly initiating comprehensive discussion with all the stakeholders to ensure smooth transition of all Cargo activities to the new Company
    • Focus on three verticals i.e. (a) Air Cargo handling and allied services, (b) Warehousing and Contract Logistics and (c) Air Cargo Road feeder and Air Freight Stations.
  • Dr. Guruprsad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI wished them and their team success

Focus

  • Focus on three verticals i.e. (a) Air Cargo handling and allied services, (b) Warehousing and Contract Logistics and (c) Air Cargo Road feeder and Air Freight Stations.
  • Vision
      The vision of the company is to become the foremost integrated logistics net work operator in India with primary focus on air cargo handling and allied services. The new subsidiary will be allowed to develop its own distinct culture, organization structure and business model while at the same time draw upon the strength of its large parent origination, Airports Authority of India.  

AAI floats independent cargo subsidiary
company Logistics & Allied Services

Thesynegyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 26 :
Mr Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation launched AAI Cargo Logistics & Allied Services Company (AAICLAS) on Tuesday in New Delhi. The AAICLAs is an independent cargo subsidiary company by corporatization of AAI's Cargo Department. Ms. Neera Rawat has been appointed as the MD of the subsidiary and Mr. BK Mehrotra would be Chief Executive Officer of AAICLAS.

The vision of the company is to become the foremost integrated logistics net work operator in India with primary focus on air cargo handling and allied services. The new subsidiary will be allowed to develop its own distinct culture, organization structure and business model while at the same time draw upon the strength of its large parent origination, Airports Authority of India.

PNB reduces marginal cost
of funds based lending rate

The revised marginal MCLR for one-year loan will be 9.25 per cent.

 

Thesynergyonlin Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 26 : Punjab National Bank (PNB) has reduced mrginal cost of funds based lending rate by 5 bps in all maturities with effect from November 01, 2016 as under:-
Tenor Existing Revised from Nov 1 2016
Overnight 9.05
9.00
One month 9.10 9.05
Three months 9.20 9.15
Six months 9.25 9.20
One year 9.30 9.25
Three years 9.45 9.40
Five years 9.60 9.55

Text Example

"A stock dividend is something tangible — it's not an earnings projection; it's something solid, in hand. A stock dividend is a true return on the investment. Everything else is hope and speculation." –Richard Russell

 
 

 

PM dedicates PowerGrid  765/400 kV
GIS sub-station to the nation in Varanasi

 

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

 

VARANASI, OCTOBER 26 :
The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi dedicated the 765/400 kV Banaras GIS Sub-station of PowerGrid to the nation at a grand function held in Varanasis. A high capacity 765/400kV, 3000 MVA sub-Station has been established at Varanasi to meet the growing power demand of Uttar Pradesh in general and Varanasi in particular.

Forty per cent less land has been utilised in this state-of-the-art GIS sub-station as compared with a conventional one. The sub-station will not only ensure supply of quality power in Varanasi but also in the whole Poorvanchal.

 

SCOPE holds meet with University of Cambridge (UK)


Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 26 :
Standing Confrerence of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) held a meeting with Ms Hanadi Jabado, Executive Director, University of Cambridge (UK) in process with regard to area of mutual interest related with SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprise. Among others present were Mr Nirmal Sinha, Chairman, SCOPE, Mr Ved Prakash, Vice Chairman, SCOPE and Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE.

AAI pays Rs 482.21crore final dividend

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

 

Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India presenting cheque for Rs 482.21 crore as final dividend for the year 2015-16 to Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation in the presence of AAI Board Members, Senior officers from AAI and MoCA.
NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 25 : Airports Authority of India (AAI) presented a cheque amounting to Rs. 482.21crore as final dividend for the FY 2015-16 at a function held at New Delhi on Monday.

It a consistently profit- making public sector undertaking and paying dividend to the Government of India.
The airport operator achieved a record turnover of Rs 10825 crore, Profit
Before Tax (PBT) of Rs. 3697 crore and Rs. 2537 crore as Profit After Tax (PAT) in the year 2015-16. AAI paid a dividend of Rs. 761.21 crore for FY 2015-16 to the Government of India.

 

"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing"
― Pablo Picasso


On the 134th Birth Anniversary of Pablo Picasso


Thesynergyonline Entertainment Bureau

MUMBAI, OCTOBER 25 : "We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell."
― Pablo Picasso

 

On 25th October 1881, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture , and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and
explore.

India's real estate industry to
grow to US$ 850 billion by 2028

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau


SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 25: The 2nd Estrade Real Estate Awards powered by housing.com were hosted at the Grand Copthrone, Waterfront, Singapore. Renowned Indian architect Benny Kuriakose was conferred with the 2016 Estrade Lifetime Achievement award by the guest of honor Mr. Jason Kothari, CEO, Housing.com

 

mmmJS Bin GAIL CGD projectEco-friendly fuel natural gas to households The project, with an estimated capital investment of Rs.1,000 crores, is expected to connect 50,000 households with piped natural gas (PNG) and provide compressed natural gas (CNG) to 20,000 vehicles through 20 CNG stations. About 800 km of steel and medium density polyethylene (MDPE) will be laid in the city as part of the project. With the coming of the CGD project, it will be possible to give five lakh LPG connections to households in rural areas.
 

PM lays foundation stone of Varanasi
City Gas Distribution Project

GAIL to invest Rs 1,000 crores for the CGD project

 
 

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

VARANASI , OCTOBER 24 :
Heralding the arrival of 'Urja Ganga' in the city of Varanasi, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) project at a function here....

 

When you care about someone and give them something special. Something that they treasure. That's a gift."
― Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue

Cash, gift vouchers most preferred
Diwali festival gift by employees: Survey

Cos. not expanding gift budget, most to go with meritocracy

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NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 24 : Practice giving things away, not just things you don't care about, but things you do like. Remember, it is not the size of a gift, it is its quality and the amount of mental attachment you overcome that count. So don't bankrupt yourself on a momentary positive impulse, only to regret it later. Give thought to giving. Give small things, carefully, and observe the mental processes going along with the act of releasing the little thing you liked. (53)
(Quote is actually Robert A F Thurman but Huston Smith, who only wrote the introduction to my edition, seems to be given full credit for this text.)"
― Huston Smith, Tibetan Book of the Dead

And so while a box of traditional sweets is the least desirable gift for office workers, cash and gift coupons/vouchers, prepaid cards are most desired this Diwali festival, noted a just-concluded survey by apex industry body ASSOCHAM.

 

Dr Meenu Walia talks on male breast cancer

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau


NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 24 :
"The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort."

And so a larger part of audience knows that October is the breast cancer awareness month, an annual campaign to educate people about breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer. This disease has become a major problem all across the world including India.

They were nothing like the French people I had imagined. If anything, they were too kind, too generous and too knowledgable in the fields of plumbing and electricity. - David Sedaris
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Govt focusing towards making
world class plumbers: Rudy

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy at National Plumbing Skill Conclave and Skill Mela in Delhi on Friday
NEW DELHI , OCTOBER 22 :
"What never fails to astonish at Skara Brae is the sophistication. These were the dwellings of Neolithic people, but the houses had locking doors, a system of drainage and even, it seems, elemental plumbing with slots in the walls to sluice away wastes.-- Bill Bryson:

And so following the Central Government's vision to make India skillful and create employment opportunity for everyone, *Indian Plumbing Skill Council under the Ministry of Skill Development organized National Plumbing Skill Conclave and Skill Mela in Delhi.

Paris and Fashion. Books and Art. What would one be ... without the other?"
― Peggy Kopman-Owens

The First Lady of Ikat, Madhu Jain,
takes Paris by storm!

Thesynergyonline Fashion Bureau


NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 22 :
"The childish and savage taste of men and women for new patterns keeps how many shaking and squinting through kaleidoscopes that they may discover the particular figure which this generation requires to-day. -― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

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And so Paris is one of the global fashion capitals of the world, with tourists thronging the city to get their dose of fashion and couture. A significant number of the most sought-after designers and fashion events have as their hub the city of love, making Paris among the top-most popular fashion centres in the world.

"I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting, so that when I am dead and gone people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen."
- Alexander McQueen >>>

"- Why you? - (...) I'm the best. - Modest of you. - I am the best. Modesty has nothing to say about it."

 

 

PNB wins National Award for
Best Bank under PMEGP

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

Mr G S Gandhok, PNB Zonal Manager Shimla, receiving National Award for Best Bank under PMEGP under Zonal Level(North Zone) for 2013-14 and 2014-15 from Mr Kalraj Mishra, Minister of MSME and Mr Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for MSME at Ludhiana.

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 21 : "
Simply giving something 'a shot' is not giving something our 'best,' for our best is made up of as many 'shots' as it takes in order to be our best."
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

And so Punjab National Bank (PNB) has been awarded National Award for Best Bank under PMEGP under Zonal Level(North Zone) for 2013-14 and 2014-15 by Mr Kalraj Mishra, Minister of MSME and Mr Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for MSME at Ludhiana. The award was received by Mr G.S. Gandhok, Zonal Manager Shimla on behalf of the bank.

It is the consistency of attempting to work these tools that brings the progress.

"Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers. Your dream is the key to your future. The Bible says that, "without a vision (dream), a people perish." You need a dream, if you're going to succeed in anything you do." - Mark Gorman


SCOPE Meritorious Awards to CPSEs announced


Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

 


NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 20 :
Jury for the SCOPE Meritorious Awards under the chairmanship of Justice R.C. Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India and distinguished panel of eminent persons comprising Padma Bhushan Mr Moosa Raza, former Secretary to the Govt of India, Padma Bhushan Dr. M.B. Athreya, renowned Management Consultant, Mr C. Phunsog, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board, Mr Arvind Pande, former Chairman, SAIL and Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE met and selected the Winners of the SCOPE Awards 2014-15. Soon after the Jury meeting, Dr. Choubey announced the names of the Award Winners.


Copy of the Report recommending pay and perks for public sector enterprises as prepared by Aon Hewitt commissioned by SCOPE

 

Opinion

MoRTH asks states to acquire and equip 10%
public transport buses as disabled friendly

 

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

 

2nd Conference on Safe Road – Safe Life "Ways to Improve Road Safety" organized by ASSOCHAM

 
NEW DELHI,OCTOBER 19 :
Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has directed all states to have 10 per cent of the total fleet of buses to be equipped with disabled friendly features to provide people with physical and visual disabilities easier access.

"Majority of people with disabilities are mostly apprehensive of using public transport as presently state owned and private buses are not equipped do not meet the requirement of people with special needs. State transport authorities have been asked to acquire and equip buses designed to enable people with disabilities to board and disembark without having to assisted." said Mr Abhay Damle, Joint secretary, Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) while inaugurating a conference on 'Safe road-safe life' organised by ASSOCHAM, the apex trade body of industrialists here on Wednesday.

PM Modi dedicates three BHEL-commissioned
hydro power projects to the nation

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 19 :The Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, dedicated three hydro electric projects (HEP) in Himachal Pradesh, representing 1,732mw of generating capacity, to the nation on Tuesday.

Tourism Slideshow

"The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see."
― G.K. Chesterton

South African Tourism partners with Thomas Cook
to offer special holiday packages to South Africa

Thesynergyonline Tourism Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 18 :
As the holiday season approaches, it's time to put on the planning hats and book those long due vacations. Rising to the occasion, South African Tourism has partnered with Thomas Cook to offer exciting travel packages and deals for Indian travellers. Tourists eager to enjoy their Diwali and Christmas holidays in South Africa, now have the opportunity to take advantage of the special, fun-filled, activity and experience rich holiday itineraries from Thomas Cook in association with South African Tourism.

PNB holds Diwali mela to provide platform to artisans

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 18 :
"There is something deeply satisfying in shaping something with your hands. Proper artificing is like a song made solid. It is an act of creation."
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Mrs Usha Ananthasubramanian Managing Director and CEO, Punjab National Bank (PNB) inaugurated Diwali Mela organized by the bank under the banner of PNB Prerna on October 15 to 16 , 2016 at Chankyapuri , New Delhi. Present on occasion were Ms Meenakshi Lekhi and participants from all over India in the mela.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The real cost of extreme poverty

Statement of the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 17 :
Extreme poverty continues to afflict the lives of 1 billion people around the world. Work should be the best route out of poverty but 327 million working men and women live in extreme poverty and 967 million in moderate and near poverty.

Ministry of Labour, CII and Wheebox jointly launch
Model Career Centre in Mumbai for job seekers

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau


NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 17 :
To increase employment avenues for jobseekers, The Ministry of Labour & Employment in association with CII & Wheebox (an Online skill assessment company) launched a Model Career Centre(MCC) in Mumbai. Model Career Centre (MCC), is a project of DGET, Ministry of Labour & Employment (MoLE) through National Career Service (NCS).

Location Infpgraphic

NAREDCO Summit magnifies India's
real estate as engine for economic growth

Thesynergyonline Real Estate Bureau

NEW DELHI, , OCTOBER 17 :
"Real estate is the best investment on earth, however, when the music stops playing, which happens occasionally, don't be the one left without a chair."
- Steven Ivy - Attorney Entrepreneur

And so National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) with APREA have organised two day Summit on Real Estate Infrastructure and Investment in Mumbai.

 

“In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim.”
― John Owen

Singapore's  Night Safari’s largest
baby of the year named Neha

Thesynergyonline Wildlife and Nature Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 17 :
“There's an exact moment for leaping into the lives of wild animals. You have to feel their lives first, how they fit the world around them. It's like the beat of music. Their eyes, the sounds they make, their head, movements, their feet and their whole body, the closeness of things around them - all this and more make up the way they perceive and adjust to their world.”
― Richard O'Barry

And so Singapre  Night Safari’s largest baby of the year has been named Neha, which means love in Hindi.

Green shoots in the economy are giving a lot of confidence to consumer demand ....

 
 

Marked growth in consumer confidence this festive season; Consumers to spend 40% more this Diwali: Survey


Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau


NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 16 :
Riding on the back of an uptick in the economy and improving perception for better job prospects, coupled with steady lowering of interest rates, the consumer demand is witnessing a marked growth of as much 40 per cent in the ongoing festival season this year, as compared to 2015, an ASSOCHAM survey has said.

Notably, rural demand is adding to the festive fervour, as good Monsoon has boosted confidence among the farmers and farm labour. Clear pick up is visible in the sale of two-wheelers, jewellery and even consumer durables in the rural and semi-rural areas in most parts of the country. However, as noted in earlier ASSOCHAM survey, the demand for real estate and housing remains very low key.


He profits most who serves best. ~ Arthur F. Sheldon

PNB launches mobile -based
banking application ' UPI App'

Thesynergyonline Banking Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 14 :
"The hardest thing to get is perspective, to try to see the world through somebody else's eyes."
Ann Shoket

And so in a perspective of seeing banking through customers' expectations and in the pursuit of becoming "Retail PNB - Digital PNB", the bank has launched mobile -based banking application known as UPI App taking its 'Digital Drive' forward.

With the help of this application (App)., The bank will not only digitally serve customers but also non- customers. This will provide great leap towards cashless society by providing ease of doing transaction through mobile phone.

Accelerate efforts to end tuberculosis :
WHO Regional Director, SEARO

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 14 : "Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious problem across the WHO South-East Asia Region, and requires the fullest attention and strongest commitment of governments, donors and civil society leaders to be effectively addressed," Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

 

“Unfortunately robots capable of manufacturing robots do not exist. That would be the philosopher's stone, the squaring of the circle.”
- Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees

"Unfortunately robots capable of manufacturing robots do not exist. That would be the philosopher's stone, the squaring of the circle." - Ernst Junger, The Glass Bees
 
 

Rankethon to install science innovation
& robotics lab by IIT students in India

 

Thesynergyonline Education Bureau

Robotics story

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 13 : “... you just can't differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans.”
- Isaac Asimov, I, Robot

And so to give students a very best chance of practical learning Rankethon world class learning system has launched school tech integration program for school students. Under this program technical learning and mentorship by IIT will be provided to the students.

The school tech integration program includes Rotics Laboratories, science buzz lab and game + web development hub which will be installed in different schools in India. Each student will learn a subject from robotics, web development, app development, animation, graphic, etc. based on their interest. An interesting and highlight of the entire program is its mentorship program provided by students under guidance of IIT professors.


 

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