Deepika Arora awarded at India Leadership Conclave 2017 as Transformational Woman Business Leader 2017

Mumbai, Maharasthra, August 22, 2017 /– Wyndham Hotel Group’s regional vice president-Eurasia Deepika Arora awarded at India Leadership Conclave 2017 as Transformational Woman Business Leader 2017.Deepika Arora was declared winner after a nationwide voting that lasted for 2 months in the prestigious category of Indian Affairs Transformational Woman Business Leader 2017 at ILC Power Brand Awards 2017 for inspiring leadership, Trendsetting initiatives & bringing remarkable changes in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Eurasia Region

The 8th Edition of asia’s most awaited leadership dialogue & much awaited award ceremony ILC Power Brand 2017 rolled out on Friday, the 4th of August 2017 at Hotel Sahara Star Mumbai, India on a very aptly & timely theme “Transformations” at the 8th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Business Leadership Awards 2017. The historic event was attended by more than 400 country’s top business tycoons, diplomats, movie makers, social reformers, activists, rebel leaders & politicians. Leaders from other countries such as Europe, Middle East, United States were also assembled to participate on a wide range of topics to presented & debated by iconic thought leaders & business tycoons.

Deepika Arora’s selection was a result of a nation-wide hunt to select a woman transformational leader. Close to 2345 sample survey were taken for the coveted awards from top six nominees by the research wing Network 7 Research where the emphasis was made to select the leader from the different verticals, quality analysis & research inputs.

The most credible annual award ceremony being rated in asia as a top destination of assembly of powerful leaders from various fields. India Leadership Conclave & Awards, over the last eight years has emerged as a hub of leadership dialogue & dissemination of ideas. Maharashtra was the state partner of this year’s annual event under the theme “Transformation”. More than 400 thought leaders of the country were present in full attendance like previous annual ceremonies. Rated by Experts & widely acclaimed by thought leaders, India Leadership Conclave Annual Affair is just not a leadership forum, it symbolizes the hopes & aspirations of the billion people reflected by the speakers at the forum. “ILC POWER BRANDS” has been rated in Asia as the most credible & coveted Awards developed by Network 7 Media Group consisting of eminent jury members of the different verticals of the society & are conferred to the Individuals & Companies in its annual meet at the Indian affairs India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards. Since the institutionalization of the Business Leadership Awards in 2010, India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards has been India’s most awaited & asia’s most respected set of Awards conferred to Companies & Individuals who have made their mark through their remarkable performances despite all odds & has made India Proud!. Since the last eight successful years, the platform has recognized, felicitated more than 300 fortune 500 Companies & towering captains & Leaders of the Country.

The jury letter of intimation from the the jury desk stated “the recognition reflects Deepika’s promising & inspiring leadership in the highly competitive & complex hospitality & travel destination sector & in steering Wyndham Hotel Group as a dominant, trusted brand & arguably one of India’s first few ventures in successfully making its presence felt from a scratchy beginning of having five properties to 29 Hotels today with with 3,798 keys under the Wyndham, Ramada, Ramada Encore, Days and Howard Johnson brands growing at a rate of more than 200%. With a total of 36 operational hotels in the Eurasia region & 29 hotels in India, today Wyndham Hotel Group has emerged as a strong player in the hospitality sector through your inspiring & transformational leadership. We the jury members at the India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2017 are absolutely convinced of Deepika’s remarkable accomplishments as transformational woman leader imbibing strong corporate governance & your ambitious vision to have 50 operational hotels in India by 2019 are indeed remarkable”.

Deepika Arora, regional vice president-Eurasia is responsible for growing the portfolio of Wyndham Hotel Group brands including Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8® and Howard Johnson® in the Eurasia region as well as maximizing the performance of the region’s franchises.

With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Arora joined Wyndham Hotel Group in June 2010 and, within one year, helped establish the first properties in the region for several of the company’s brands. She joined Wyndham Hotel Group from Hilton Worldwide, where she was director of development, responsible for the development strategy for Hilton brands in India, including the management of the development process from sourcing and negotiations to the closure of management agreements. Arora also served as senior manager of strategic consulting and research for Jones Lang Lasalle in New Delhi, responsible for a variety of real estate planning projects. In addition, she held various managerial roles in development with CPG Consultants in Singapore and Bangalore and Jurong Consultants in Bangalore.

Arora was recently felicitated with the prestigious “Women Ahead List for 2016” by The Economic Times as well as “Indian Affairs Innovative Woman CEO of the year 2016” award for leadership. Earlier this year, Arora was honoured with ‘Women Leadership Achievement Award’ at WWLCA 2016 and ‘Emerging Young Women Leader Award’ by the Uttar Pradesh government for her efforts and contribution to the tourism & hospitality industry in India. Acknowledged as one of the top 25 most powerful women in India in 2015 by Business Today, Arora is also a part of the managing committee for Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in planning and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the School of Planning & Architecture in Delhi, India. She is based in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Gurgaon, Haryana, India office.

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Network 7 Media Group is the flagship media of SB Brand Network & is a new age digital media company based in India. In an era where world’s biggest personalities & brands are heavily focused on building the image through digital media world, Network 7 Media Group is an attempt by a group of passionate & crazy professionals. Since its inception, the initiatives of Network 7 Media Group have always been out of the blues, unconventional & path-breaking. Indian Affairs believe that unless Indian Affairs are charged & not given an electric shock in our mission to achieve something new. Indian Affairs don’t feel like taking up the assignments as we believe that uniqueness in the product & original in its concept are the twin mantras that drive us, while Indian Affairs may be mocked & often criticized by others of being ‘risky & unthinkable’, only to prove them wrong once Indian Affairs finish the assignment in style & perfection with success. Indian Affairs are often leveled by our critics of being ‘unimaginable mindset’ & ‘unconventional player’. Indian Affairs take these criticism as compliments & feel proud to break the laws to create a new innovation & ideas that are trendsetting. Indian Affairs attempt to create a new mindset of thought process.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power and GIZ ink an agreement to support policies and programmes envisaged in the Energy Conservation Act

New Delhi, Delhi, August 8, 2017 /– Recognising the strategic importance of energy efficiency, fostering sustainable innovative business models in the energy efficiency sector, and building on a long-term partnership under the Indo-German Energy Programme, an agreement was signed between the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of Government of India and Government of Germany respectively for technical cooperation under the title “Indo-German Energy Programme – Demand Side Energy Efficiency in India (IGEN-EE)”.

The agreement was signed on 8 August, 2017 at the office of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), New Delhi by Mr Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power and Dr Wolfgang Hannig, Country Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India and Dr Winfried Damm, Programme Director, Indo-German Energy Programme in the presence of Mr Wolfgang Köster, Deputy Head of the Department for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) at the German Embassy in India.

The IGEN-EE project is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Ministry of Power, Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The project aims to support large scale energy efficiency policies and programmes under the Energy Conservation Act. The project also marks the launch of the second cycle of the Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme, a flagship initiative of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) under the PM’s National Action Plan on Climate Change.

The German contribution to the project is up to EUR 3,000,000.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power said that BEE and GIZ have witnessed successful cooperation since many years and most of the BEE initiatives in the energy sector have been well supported by GIZ, from implementation support, sharing of best practices and technology transfer. Dr Wolfgang Hannig, Country Director GIZ India, added that this is an auspicious moment and GIZ is glad to support such a project that is expected to bring a transformational change in energy efficiency and has strong climate change mitigation benefits. Dr Hannig also appreciated the efforts in achieving the targets under the first cycle of the PAT Scheme said that this a success story and GIZ looks forward to delivering tailor-made solutions.

Mr Köster from German Embassy acknowledged the contribution of the programme in the energy sector. He also said that the signing of this agreement reinforces the longstanding partnership between India and Germany and signals strengthened bilateral cooperation between the two countries in future.

Indo-German Technical Cooperation in the field of energy commenced in 1995, when the first phase of the Indo-German Energy Efficiency Project was started by the Energy Management Centre, an organisation which was succeeded later by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

Owic Launched One Way Cab Services in North India

Agra, Uttar prades, July 29, 2017 /– Owic Car Rental is an established name in the fleet service industry in the northern zone of India. We offer excellent travel services in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Gurgaon, and Agra. We have designed different packages for our fleet services aiming to ensure affordable and convenient journey. We are open with our flexible travel packages and easy booking options. Visiting our website or through our business app, customers can easily select a preferable car and their travel option. Either the customers require one-way travel or local or multi trip, we have designed our services to be customer friendly. Our customers find our one-way cabs service as a perfect one!

Our ultimate objective is to satisfy our customers by making their travel comfortable and safe. With our one-way cabs services the customers only need to pay half of the payment for one side travel.

Our website and apps display a wide range of cars in our fleet service from which the customers can easily select a car of their choice. The drivers in our fleet service are highly experienced, well trained and licensed to ensure the journey safe and secured! We charge the most affordable price which you can get convinced by comparing with our competitors!

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Travel in the younger sort , is a part of education , in the elder , a part of experience” . Bacon has quoted it right and drawing our inspiration from this well said thing , we tend to apply it right …. Like literally !!

‘One way India Cabs an organization which intends to provide excellent travel services , both intra and inter city , pursues a long term goal of providing our travel loving customers perfect environs while reaching their destination . We provide one way services which means to pay for one side only and hence the customer has to pay only half of the payment . All we strive for is to attain the reputation of a ‘customer friendly company .

Being in the city of Taj , Agra , our company is experienced in the field of travel as we keep working on Northern India’s premier routes , serving for over 15 years . We trace our foundation back in the year 2000 which itself proves that we had envisioned and created a system which was a novel concept at that time .

Hon’ble Justice A.K. Sikri released a LexisNexis Book Titled ‘On The Rise’ at Indian Law Institute

Gurgaon, Haryana, July 28, 2017 /– Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri’s on Wednesday released a book titled ‘On the Rise’ by Mr. Tariq Khan, Advocate at a high profile event held at Plenary Hall, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Guests of Honour were Mr. P Chidambaram and Mr. Fali S Nariman. The book release function was attended by over 200 people including Supreme Court and High Court Judges, Politicians, Senior Advocates, Partners of top Indian Law Firms, Top Executives from MNCs, Legal Heads of MNCs, Academicians, etc. The event was witnessed by a gathering of law students across the country including students from Jindal Global Law School, National Law University Delhi, Amity Law School, Manav Rachna University, Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Indian Law institute, University School of Law and Legal Studies and many more.

The event commenced with Mr. Sachin Tripathi from Lexis Nexis India giving a very warm Welcome Address to the august gathering. Mr. Sachin also enlightened the audience about the theme of the book. This was followed by the captivating words and narratives by Hon’ble Mr. Justice AK Sikri. He praised the diligent efforts of all the stars of the book i.e. the contributors who have been brought together to contribute under one head. What is the function of the court we are here to uphold the rule of law and to ensure justice is done to people and their fundamental rights are protected and enforced, particularly marginalised sections of the society. He quoted Aharon Barak, former chief justice of Israel who said that there are two important functions of judges firstly, to uphold constitution and rule of law; and secondly, to bridge the gap between the law and the society. He also said making junior bar strong is very very important for success of our judicial and legal system. He also said that this book must be in the hands of every young lawyer who is hoping to make a mark in the legal profession.

Mr. P. Chidambram graced the audience with his ever-encouraging words. He emphasised on the changing dynamics of the legal profession and the efforts put in by the new generation to succeed as a lawyer. He has written an elaborate Foreword in the book and he was kind enough to read up a few lines from the same. He also said that lawyers must grab every opportunity to argue before the court especially an opportunity to argue a case against a senior lawyer because that is the best way to test your skills. He said young lawyers should never be intimidated with the age and experience of the lawyer on the other side.

Mr.Fali S. Nariman lit up the audience’s attention with his exemplary analogies, limericks and anecdotes to quote from his personal life. He said that one must remain occupied and keep learning and undertake work even if it doesn’t pay but gives experience, for value of Rupee may go down, but the same is not true for experience. He motivated the audience by saying that one must remain honest in his purpose and not in terms of paying taxes only. The best part of his speech was the reference in which he quoted speech of American Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts’ speech wherein he wished that life treat us unfairly to teach the value of justice.

Mr. Tariq Khan, overwhelmed by the present response, presented his vote of thanks and concluded by giving due credit to all the contributors, family and friends.

The main event was followed by High Tea and interaction with Mr. Tariq Khan and the contributors to the book.

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About LexisNexis®

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Magicbricks launches industry-first Progressive Web App for luxury properties

Mumbai, Maharashtra, July 28, 2017 /– Magicbricks, India’s No.1 property site, today announced the launch of industry-first ‘Progressive Web-App (PWA)‘ for luxury properties, luxury.magicbricks.com, a lightweight mobile website that offers smart phone users an app-like immersive experience for a fraction of data used by native apps. With the launch of its new PWA for luxury properties, Magicbricks aims to redefine the user experience for HNI customers, who are searching for luxury properties online.

Developed on the PWA platform, luxury.magicbricks.com is reliable, fast and engaging and is available for both Android and IOS users. The user can experience a near real feel of luxury homes right in their mobile without having to download any App to support the same.luxury.magicbricks.com aims to provide a host of services to prospective home buyer like 100% verified properties, immersive HD photos, dedicated relationship manager for all buyers, expert advice, interactive 3-D floorplans to clearly depict luxury constituents in each room and demographics information of the society. Animated Splash screen ensures a great experience, even before the data is being loaded – thus giving an unparalleled experience to the users.

Sudhir Pai, CEO, Magicbricks, said: “India is the 4thon the global billionaires’ list and there are around 6 lakh buyers who are actively searching for luxury properties on Magicbricks. This has led to an immense surge in traffic, around 80% growth in last 12 months in the luxury segment. So launching a PWA for the luxury segment was natural in order to serve this affluent consumer segment appropriately. luxury.magicbricks.com is a pioneering product from Magicbricks that will showcase some of the top luxury projects in the most immersive way.”

In major cities like Mumbai, NCR, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad, around 10-15% of the new launches are in the luxury segment. Magicbricks has taken yet another different approach – Exclusivity and Personalization – as the cornerstones of our offering in this luxury segment. The PWA for luxury segment will allow users experience a real feel of a luxury home right on their mobile phones. As No.1 property site, Magicbricks’ has been leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide an immersive experience to users. Launching the PWA for luxury properties is an earnest effort to become the one-stop source for smart solutions for the prospective home buyer.

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About Magicbricks:

Magicbricks is India’s No.1 property site. With monthly traffic exceeding 12 million visits and with an active base of over 14 lakh+ property listings, Magicbricks provides the largest platform for buyers and sellers of property to connect with each other in a clear, transparent manner. With this in mind, Magicbricks has innovated several product features, content and research services, which have helped us, build the largest audience pool.

The World HRD Congress Awards 2017: A Big Win for G-Cube

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, July 28, 2017 /– One more time, G-Cube has gained worldwide recognition after announcing its prestigious wins for the National Award for Excellence in Training & Development and the National Award for the Best in Class Learning & Development by the World HRD Congress 2017. The former is in the category of Best training initiative for automobile sector and the latter in the categories of Best use of mobile learning technology, Best use of video in a learning program and Best sales training program.

G-Cube won the National Award for Excellence in Training & Development 2017 under the category of Best training initiative for automobile industry for providing effective online training course for Honda. The content was developed per the tailored needs of workforce, improving their engagement and retention levels at the workplace. In addition, a comparison tool was also used to update e-courseware timely, thus helping employees work more competently and enhancing Honda’s brand presence.

G-Cube also received the National Award for the Best in Class Learning & Development 2017 in the category of Best use of mobile learning technology for designing a highly efficient ‘The Mahindra Drona Digital’ app for Mahindra Finance. The robust app enabled mobile delivery of training material as per the learners’ needs and convenience. In addition, games were also integrated with the e-learning content, thereby boosting the overall impact of workplace training.

G-Cube also showcased the use of world-class WiZDOM LMS and won an award in the category of Best use of video in a learning program for Eicher Volvo. The bespoke e-learning platform was created to deliver seamless content, supporting self-driven learning approach. A powerful video-streaming capability was also included with the content using the iTube feature, enabling learners access short videos on their personalized devices.

G-Cube also won under the category of the Best sales training program for developing a robust sales enablement tool for Amway. A solution-based approach was adopted to deliver highly engaged content and personalized learning experience.

Congratulations to the entire team at G-Cube, CEO of G-Cube, Manish Gupta said, “It is enticing proud moment for all of us to win National Award for Excellence in Training & Development and National Award for Best in Class Learning & Development 2017. From the e-learning solutions for automobile sector to the mobile learning and video-based learning, we have succeeded in fulfilling the training needs of the new-age learners, helping them perform better at the workplace. Accolades like this award further strengthened our enthusiasm and zeal for innovation, driving us to create learning solutions for effective workplace learning.”

Resource: http://www.gc-solutions.net/about-us/latest-news/g-cube-announces-two-prestigious-wins-at-hrd-congress-awards-2017.html

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One more time, G-Cube has gained worldwide recognition after announcing its prestigious wins for the National Award for Excellence in Training & Development and the National Award for the Best in Class Learning & Development by the World HRD Congress 2017. The former is in the category of Best training initiative for automobile sector and the latter in the categories of Best use of mobile learning technology, Best use of video in a learning program and Best sales training program.

G-Cube won the National Award for Excellence in Training & Development 2017 under the category of Best training initiative for automobile industry for providing effective online training course for Honda. The content was developed per the tailored needs of workforce, improving their engagement and retention levels at the workplace. In addition, a comparison tool was also used to update e-courseware timely, thus helping employees work more competently and enhancing Honda’s brand presence.

G-Cube also received the National Award for the Best in Class Learning & Development 2017 in the category of Best use of mobile learning technology for designing a highly efficient ‘The Mahindra Drona Digital’ app for Mahindra Finance. The robust app enabled mobile delivery of training material as per the learners’ needs and convenience. In addition, games were also integrated with the e-learning content, thereby boosting the overall impact of workplace training.

G-Cube also showcased the use of world-class WiZDOM LMS and won an award in the category of Best use of video in a learning program for Eicher Volvo. The bespoke e-learning platform was created to deliver seamless content, supporting self-driven learning approach. A powerful video-streaming capability was also included with the content using the iTube feature, enabling learners access short videos on their personalized devices.

G-Cube also won under the category of the Best sales training program for developing a robust sales enablement tool for Amway. A solution-based approach was adopted to deliver highly engaged content and personalized learning experience.

Congratulations to the entire team at G-Cube, CEO of G-Cube, Manish Gupta said, “It is enticing proud moment for all of us to win National Award for Excellence in Training & Development and National Award for Best in Class Learning & Development 2017. From the e-learning solutions for automobile sector to the mobile learning and video-based learning, we have succeeded in fulfilling the training needs of the new-age learners, helping them perform better at the workplace. Accolades like this award further strengthened our enthusiasm and zeal for innovation, driving us to create learning solutions for effective workplace learning.”

Resource: http://www.gc-solutions.net/about-us/latest-news/g-cube-announces-two-prestigious-wins-at-hrd-congress-awards-2017.html

STAIRS organized a scouting seminar in Gujarat

New Delhi, Delhi, July 21, 2017 /– Ahead of Uflex STAIRS School Football League season-4, STAIRS organized first ever 15 hours long scouting seminar for players at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The scouting program was conducted by Paulo Pedro, Technical Director STAIRS Football Academy.

Mr C. V. Som, Principal Secretary to Government (Housing &Nirmal Gujarat) was the chief guest. Also present on the occasion were Siddhartha Upadhyay, Founder & Secretary General of STAIRS, Mr. Gulab Chauhan, Secretary, Gujarat State Football Association (GSFA); Chairman of Referee Board: Head-SSFL National Council, Mr. N Sisodiya, Secretary, District Football Association, Gandhinagar and Mr. Philip Job, Treasurer GSFA.

Closely related with the SSFL tournament, STAIRS is developing an extensive scouting program aiming to improve the level and quality of selection, thereby creating U-17 elite team to represent STAIRS in India and worldwide. This scouting program will see his debut in this edition of UFLEX SSFL 2017 in UP, Gujarat and New Delhi. More than 100 STAIRS scouts will follow the entire competition reaching around 60000-70000 young players in these three states. Best possible talented players will be selected from the country and provided with a platform to achieve their professional dream.

Founder & Secretary General, STAIRS, Mr. Siddhartha Upadhyay stated “I believe India has depth and ample of talent, consistency is the main issue to dealt with. With proper infrastructure, facilities and support many young talents can further be encouraged to choose sports as a career. But even before that you should have a strong and unified talent identification process and which we are creating through such initiatives”.

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STAIRS is a not-for-profit organization working towards sports, education, health and skill development of children across India.