Impacting Lives of Beginners: Mrs. Neena Bhatia, Principal ABC Public School

Impacting Lives of Beginners: Mrs. Neena Bhatia, Principal ABC Public School

  Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My father was my inspiration in Childhood. He always preached us that luck sure comes at the door and knocks too but your efforts More »

Top of the Town: Ravindra Bhadana, MLA  Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India

Top of the Town: Ravindra Bhadana, MLA Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India

1. आपका बचपन में प्रेरणा स्त्रोत कौन था? मेरे पूज्य बाबाजी स्वर्गीय श्री रामसिंह जी । जो एक कृषक थे, एक सामाजिक व्यक्ति थे। उन्होंने जिंदगी में मुझे जीना सीखाया। प्ररेणा भी More »

Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd. with 300+ Centers all across India Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My mother and father were my source More »

Top of the town: Dr. Mohini Lamba, Director in American Kids Play School, Early Childhood Curriculum Developer, Montessori Teachers Trainer

Top of the town: Dr. Mohini Lamba, Director in American Kids Play School, Early Childhood Curriculum Developer, Montessori Teachers Trainer

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My inspiration was my family. I was surrounded by educators in my family. Ma Nanaji, Mamaji, my mother everybody was into academics. My Mamaji was More »

Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? I always believed that inspiration is from inside and not from outside. Only you can inspire yourself. Outward inspirations are momentary and do not stay More »

Top of the town: Respected Rajendra Aggarwal, MP

Top of the town: Respected Rajendra Aggarwal, MP

  Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My dad and my uncle were my inspiration in my childhood. Both of them were associated with RSS. They inspired me to join RSS More »

Top of the town: Dr. Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker

Top of the town: Dr. Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker

Dr.Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My mother was my inspiration in my childhood and she is still my inspiration. My brother had also More »

Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My grandfather was my biggest inspiration. I had learnt the minutest details of life from him. I learnt a lot from him about business. Like More »

Top of the town: Mr. Prem Mehta, Principal City Vocational Public School

Top of the town: Mr. Prem Mehta, Principal City Vocational Public School

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? I think in my childhood it was the national leaders like Gandhi ji and Nehru ji who inspired me the most because our exposure at More »

Top of the town: Dr. Mamta Varshney, Lecturer and Poetess

Top of the town: Dr. Mamta Varshney, Lecturer and Poetess

Who was your inspiration in Childhood? Radio was my source of inspiration as I used to listen to loads of music and radio and tape recorder were the only source to listen More »

 

Astha Pahwa enters World Youth Boxing quarter-finals

India’s campaign was off to a reasonably good start as Astha Pahwa (69 kg) entered quarter-finals while Shashi Chopra (57 kg) made the last-16 stage after winning their respective opening bouts at the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships on Monday.

Shreyasi wins women’s double trap gold at Shotgun Nationals

Shreyasi Singh bagged a gold, her second individual medal at the 61st National Shotgun Championship competitions, when she won the women’s double trap event on Monday.

Sky is the limit for Virat Kohli, says Ravi Shastri

India’s head coach Ravi Shastri on Monday heaped special praise on Virat Kohli after he notched up his 50th International century and said “sky is the limit” for the skipper who stands at the halfway stage in equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s feat.

Lanka coach sees huge positives from drawn opening Test

Sri Lanka were finally able to pose a challenge to India in the first Test after being hammered in the home series and that, according to chief coach Nic Pothas, was a huge positive.

Don’t want to compare Tendulkar with Kohli: Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Virat Kohli with batting great Sachin Tendulkar, saying the current team captain will score many more hundreds like the one at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka on Monday.

Shiva Keshavan qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

Indian luger Shiva Keshavan qualified for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 after earning the necessary five points at the ongoing Viessmann Luge World Cup 2017-18.

Bhuvneshwar vital part of plan, especially overseas: Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday showered profuse praise on pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar saying he would be a vital part of the teams plans, especially on overseas tours.

Women’s Youth World Boxing: Shashi advances to pre-quarters

Ace Indian boxer Shashi Chopra, who recently picked a silver at the Ahmet Cormet tournament in Istanbul, came out strongly in her featherweight preliminary round to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships

Digital ad spending in India to cross Rs 13,000 crore mark by 2018: ASSOCHAM

MANGALURU: With the growing demand for smartphones and falling data prices are likely to increase digital advertising spend in India from the current level of Rs 9,800 crore to Rs 13,000 crore by December 2018 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35%, according to ASSOCHAM.

Due to easy and widespread availability of 3G/4G services and also the on-going surge in internet penetration in the country will lead to an exponential increase in digital advertising in India, according to the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), a recent paper.

The digital advertising spend was estimated to be around Rs 7,500 crore at the end of 2016. Around 50% of their overall advertising spend was on digital followed by e-commerce, telecom, technology and banking, financial services and insurance companies.

The paper jointly brought out by ASSOCHAM-KPMG has stated that mobile transactions accounted for 42% of total e-commerce sales in 2015 and that developing a mobile strategy has been an important agenda for many of the leading e-commerce players in the country over the last two to three years.

India manufactured 11 crore mobile phones worth Rs 54,000 crore in FY16, showing a year-on-year growth of 83% and 186%, in volume and value terms, respectively. With the ability to provide feature rich yet affordable handsets, domestic manufacturers’ share of the handset market is slated to grow further.

According to said paper, the market for mobile handsets in India is growing at a fast rate. It has grown at a CAGR of nearly 15% from 2011 to 2016. It also contributed nearly 7.6% to the global smartphone market.

The digital advertisement industry is growing rapidly as there is a growth in digital communication devices around the world. The increase in smartphones, tablets is enabling advertisers to reach a wider audience. The digital advertisements are flexible and can be adapted for any kind of device like television, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The two-way interactive capability and the ability to customize the ad for target audience also make digital advertisements more effective, noted the paper.

More than 235 million people in India access internet through mobile devices. This is the primary reason for e-tailers to focus their efforts on mobile app penetration across the country. The mobile applications are helping to reach more customers located even in remote and rural areas.

E-commerce companies have been able to bridge the service gap considerably by sending service updates and other communication via their mobile app, e-mail, and SMS. Customers can get alerts, view product catalogues, purchase and pay with a simple mobile application offering a compelling user experience. Also, from mobile usage, the e-tailers get valuable customer information which can be used for analytics to improve their services and sales.

ASSOCHAM also added “India’s mobile handset industry is a key enabler for the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, launched in July 2015 to work together on a common agenda to transform the country into a digitally powered society and economy. Several international device vendors have set up manufacturing facilities in India, supporting the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative aimed at boosting local manufacturing.”

Govt raises Rs 14,500 crore from Bharat-22 ETF

NEW DELHI: The government has raised Rs 14,500 crore through the Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), comprising 22 companies, a top official said today.

“We have decided to retain Rs 14,500 crore of the total subscription that has come in for Bharat-22 ETF,” Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Neeraj Gupta said.

The ETF saw bids of nearly Rs 32,000 crore coming in, with FIIs bidding for one-third of the money.

The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 1.45 times; retirement funds — 1.50 times and NIIs and QIBs — 7 times.

With this, the government has raised Rs 52,500 crore through disinvestment in the current fiscal, including listing of insurance PSUs.

Last week the portion reserved for anchor investors was subscribed six times amounting to Rs 12,000 crore.

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund managed Bharat-22 ETF’s new fund offer (NFO) had an initial issue size of over Rs 8,000 crore. As much as 25 per cent of total issue size, or Rs 2,000 crore, was reserved for anchor investors who put in bids worth about Rs 12,000 crore.

LIC, Bank of India, SBI Pension Fund, EPFO and HDFC Ergo Insurance are among those who have put in bids.

“During the three days reserved for non-anchor investors, we witnessed an overwhelming response from all investors, particularly retail segment. In due course, the ETF will be listed,” ICICI Prudential AMC MD and CEO Nimesh Shah said.

The issue opened for subscription for retail investors from November 15-17.

This Index is a unique blend of shares of key Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks (PSBs) as also government shares in blue chip private companies like Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Axis Bank and ITC.

The shares of the government companies represent six core sectors of the economy – Finance, Industry, Energy, Utilities, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Basic Materials, making the Index broad-based and diversified.

The government has set an ambitious target of raising Rs 72,500 crore for disinvestment in the current fiscal. Of this, Rs 46,500 crore is to be raised through minority stake sale in PSU and Rs 15,000 crore from strategic sale. Another Rs 11,000 crore is to come from listing of insurance companies.

The state-owned companies or PSUs that are part of the new Bharat ETF 22 include ONGC, IOC, SBI, BPCL, Coal India and Nalco.

The other CPSEs on the list are Bharat Electronics, Engineers India, NBCC, NTPC, NHPC, SJVNL, GAIL, PGCIL and NLC India. Only three public sector banks — SBI, Indian Bank and Bank of Baroda — figure in the Bharat-22 index.


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