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Amitabh Banerjee appointed managing director of IRFC

Amitabh Banerjee has been appointed managing director of Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), a financing arm of the Indian Railways, for mobilising funds from domestic and overseas capital markets.

Amitabh Banerjee appointed managing director of IRFC

Amitabh Banerjee appointed managing director of IRFC



Amitabh Banerjee has been appointed managing director of Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), a financing arm of the Indian Railways, for mobilising funds from domestic and overseas capital markets. Banerjee, an IRAS cadre officer of 1988 batch, is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has been working as director (finance), Konkan Railway Corporation Limited since October 2013.

Somany Ceramics unveils new bathware appliances

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Sochi Tourism forays into Indian market

Often called the unofficial ‘Summer Capital’ of Russia, Sochi is the Russia’s biggest and busiest summer sea resort town. Destination Sochi marks its first step in Indian market and LINKIN Reps will be the official representative for Sochi Tourism in India. Sochi is the country's biggest and busiest summer sea resort, attracting more than four million visitors annually with its amazing mountainous coastline, endless shingle beaches, warm sunny days, and bustling nightlife.

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P&SB hockey team wins Indian Oil tournament

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NIUA delegation visits NBCC project in Delhi

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OBC total income up 14.8% in Q2 FY19-20

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Maharatna status conferred on Power Grid Corporation

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Reliance Industries sets up arm for digital platform

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GoAir maintains record in on-time performance

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Ludhiana Police brass meets top industrialists

Ludhiana Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agarwal, DCP Ashwani Kapur, ADCP Deepak Pareek and Assistant Commissioner of  Police  Sandeep Vadhera recently visited Avon Cycles Ltd to have one-on-one meeting with industrialists to discuss ideas on steps that can be taken for the betterment of city's law and order and traffic management system. Avon Cycles CMD Onkar Singh Pahwa and executive director Mandeep Pahwa welcomed the guests.

Jaguar Lighting awarded in consumer durables TVC

Jaquar Lighting has won DAC-SAARC 2019’s silver award in the consumer durables TVC category. The TVC featuring Deepika Padukone was released on major TV channels in 2018 and had been very well received by consumers, amassing over a million views on YouTube in less than a year since its release. 

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches ‘Smart Kirana Plan’

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (USFB) has introduced 'Smart Kirana Plan' for department and kirana stores to enable them grow their businesses manifold this festive season. Store owners can save up to 86% of their existing cost. “The plan also includes free ‘Point of Sale’ machine along with installation and special discounts on rentals. The plan also offers 0% Merchant Discount Rate up to Rs 30,000 worth of transactions every month,” said Sanjay Kao, chief business officer, USFB.

McDonald’s launches McSaver combo meal 

McDonald’s has launched McSaver combos at a starting price of Rs 59 (inclusive of taxes). The McSaver combo meal includes a burger or a snack with select beverage. The three-month long value menu campaign seeks to build the brand affinity that consumers have with McDonald's as a great value brand offering variety and a differentiated restaurant experience.

Wartsila wraps up its CSR project in Bawal

Wartsila India has concluded its CSR project at Government Senior Secondary School in Karnawas village, Bawal, Haryana. The project was undertaken to address the issue of insufficient infrastructure and lack of water and sanitation facilities at the school. This project was undertaken as part of Wärtsilä's CSR initiative ‘Gyan’ which aims to support the education of underprivileged children and improve school infrastructure in the backward areas. 

OnePlus announces offline partnership with Redington 

OnePlus has announced its partnership with Redington (India) Limited, a global IT and Mobility distributor. In line with its retail expansion plans, OnePlus is growing its offline presence across several regions in India. With the much-anticipated partnership, customers can now experience and buy the latest devices across many more offline stores across the nation. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijuju launched Free Fire India Today Gaming League at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi recently. Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group Aroon Purie is also seen in the picture.

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