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NFL gets seven PRCI Excellence Awards
NFL has bagged seven awards in the 11th Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) Excellence Awards held at Goa recently. The company was awarded for Covid management, annual report, house journal, promotion of arts and government communication films. In the individual category, BV Vittal, GM (HR) won Best HR Person of the year award and Sanjeev Randeva, DGM (CC amp; HR) received ‘Communicator of the year Award – Corporate Branding.
Monte Carlo opens 300th exclusive brand outlet
Monte Carlo has opened its 300th exclusive brand store at Phoenix Palassio Mall, Lucknow. Apart from exclusive brand stores, the firm has a strong presence at multi-brand outlets and large format stores like Lifestyle, Pantaloons and Shoppers Stop.
Secretary, Food, reviews arrangements in Haryana
Sudanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food amp; Public Distribution, Government of India, recently visited Haryana to review procurement, storage operations and various welfare schemes launched by Government of India such as PMGKAY, NFSA and DBT. He also visited Silo facility at Kaithal, FSD Kurukshetra and PDS/FPS centre to review its operations.
VIT-AP varsity conducts virtual convocation
VIT-AP University recently held virtual convocation for the class of 2021. Dr M Stanley Whittingham, Nobel laureate, Binghamton University (SUNY), USA, was the chief guest. Dr G Viswanathan, founder amp; Chancellor of VIT, presided over the ceremony.
SGL Hospital performs conduction system pacing
Dr Pawan Suri, chief cardiologist, SGL Super Speciality Hospital, Jalandhar, recently performed conduction system pacing using a Biotronic lead for the first time in Punjab on a patient with complete heart block and reduced ejection fraction. The lead was implanted successfully and the patient was discharged on the third day.
ASCI dismisses complaint against Lux Cozi TV advt
Lux Industries has won a legal battle against Amul Macho regarding their latest TVC starring Varun Dhawan. The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has overruled the complaint filed by the rival brand and observed that “there is no similarity in terms of concept and executional elements” and declared Lux Cozi as victorious.
AP Organics awarded for exports of rice bran oil
Dhuri-based AP Organics Ltd has bagged the ‘First Award’ for being the biggest exporter of refined rice bran oil in 2020-21. Ricela Health Foods Ltd., the flagship company of the group, has also been awarded for being the highest producer of refined rice bran oil in 2020-21.
Microsoft launches Future Ready Talent programme
Microsoft has launched a Future Ready Talent programme, bringing together a strategic group of partners to empower India’s youth with technology skills for employability. Under the programme, the AICTE, FutureSkills Prime – a Nasscom and MeitY initiative, Eamp;Y, GitHub and Quess Corp along with Microsoft will provide a holistic skilling platform, connecting talent with opportunity.
Flipkart introduces service marketplace ‘Flipkart Xtra’
Flipkart has introduced ‘Flipkart Xtra’ with an aim to give flexible earning opportunities to individuals, service agencies and technicians. It will provide a simple and seamless onboarding experience to interested individuals.
Airtel joins global efforts to combat climate change
Airtel has announced its commitment to contribute to global efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change and build a sustainable planet. Vidyut Gulati, Director – Legal, Bharti Airtel, said: “Businesses have a fundamental responsibility to contribute to this effort and Airtel has adopted an ambitious target in this direction and will report its progress transparently.”
Talent show, quiz contest mark World Tourism Day
Allied College of Hospitality Culinary Arts amp; Management, Panchkula, organised a function to mark World Tourism Day. A quiz competition and talent show were also held on the occasion.
Tanishq unveils new range of earrings
Tanishq has launched its latest and widest range of earrings — ‘Stunning Every Ear’. The brand has expanded the variety offering something for every woman.