Under Skill India Mission of Government of India, NBCC has implemented the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme throughout the country. Over 2,000 workers have been assessed and certified by the Construction Skill Development Council of India. Workers in 39 job roles were assessed through written test and practical demonstration by NBCC engineers in co-ordination with CII.
Ambay Eye Care, Ludhiana, adopts Presbyond technology
Ambay Eye Care and Lasik Centre, Ludhiana, is the first eye hospital in the entire northern region to have Presbyond laser blended vision technology for treating presbyopia. Treatment of presbyopia involves reading glasses, contact lens, refractive clear lens exchange and Presbyond. Dr Simmi Aggarwal has already treated many patients with this most advanced technology.
Sonata forays into smart wearable category
Sonata has forayed into smart wearable category with a range of hybrid smartwatch - Stride. Available in two versions, Stride and Stride Pro, the watches offer a multitude of smart features that help in the adoption of a healthier lifestyle, at affordable prices, starting from Rs 2,995.
Punjab & Sind Bank posts loss of Rs 469 crore in Q2
Punjab & Sind Bank has declared net loss of Rs 469 crore in Q2 ended September 30 on account of higher provisioning. The loss for the Q1 ended June was Rs 30 crore. Retail advances and priority sector lending also increased from Rs 15,425 crore to Rs 16,137 crore in Q2 on YOY basis. The business of the bank stood at Rs 1,61,558 crore as on September 30.
Dr Nymphea Pandit takes charge as president of ISP
Dr Nymphea Pandit, professor and head, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, DAV(C) Dental College, Yamunanagar, has taken over as 5th woman president of the Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP). She took over the charge at the association's 44th national conference held in Bengaluru recently.
Jammu Hospital, Jalandhar, holds CME on bariatric surgery
Dr GS Jammu, director, Jammu Hospital, Jalandhar, and his team organised a one-day CME on bariatric and metabolic surgery. The CME was endorsed by the Indian Medical Association, Jalandhar. Dr Nasser Sakran from Tel Aviv, Israel, was the guest speaker. He is currently chairman of Israeli Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.
Jaypee varsity holds conference on ‘Image Information Processing’
Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, recently hosted the 5th international conference on 'Image Information Processing'. The three-day conference, organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology, was inaugurated by vice- chancellor Prof (Dr) Vinod Kumar. The conference was organised to facilitate researchers, developers and educators working in the area of imaging science and image computing.
PSPCL engineer honoured at Dera Baba Nanak
Punjab Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa recently honoured Jaswant Singh Zafar, Superintending Engineer, Grid Construction, PSPCL, at Dera Baba Nanak for his extraordinary contribution in planning and designing Dera Baba Nanak Festival.
Dr Bina Modi appointed Modi Enterprises’ chairperson
Dr Bina Modi has taken over as the chairperson of Modi Enterprises. In a low key hand over following the sudden death of KK Modi, the Boards of Godfrey Phillips (India) and Indofil Industries Ltd unanimously passed a resolution in this regard.
Sushma Group woos investors in Ambala
Real estate developers Sushma Group recently organised a press conference in Ambala to woo investors for its projects in the tricity. The group showcased their projects and announced special festive benefit plan “Sushma Happy Home Celebration”. Under the plan, the Group is offering attractive benefits for the residents of Ambala for a limited period where they can buy premium units with additional benefits at standard price.
Nirmal Singh Rayat bags ‘Achievers Award’
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh recently felicitated Nirmal Singh Rayat, chairman and founder, Rayat Bahra Group of Institutions, by conferring him with ‘Achievers Award’ during the celebrations of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Guru Nanak Stadium, IKGPTU, Kapurthala.
Hyatt Hotels expands footprint in Himachal
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Dharamsala Resort in Kangra district. Surrounded by mountains and lush forests, the resort's signature Hyatt Regency offerings and insightful service will now be available to travellers visiting the region.
Frequent urination may be due to prostate disease, says expert
Dr Atul Mittal, consultant urologist, Altis Hospital, Jalandhar, has said prostatic diseases are common among aging men and can cause significant morbidity. He said patients are largely unaware of this condition despite high prevalence rates as they consider it a normal part of aging, which can be rectified through a targeted patient awareness campaign. He also said frequent urination may be linked to prostate disease.
Tata Motors announces ‘India Ki Doosri Diwali’ campaign
Extending the festive cheer, Tata Motors has announced the launch of ‘India ki Doosri Diwali’ campaign to celebrate the success of its SCV range. Under this offer, for every Tata Motors SCV and Pickup (PU) vehicle bought during the month, the buyers will receive an assured gift through a scratch card. The gifts range from bumper prizes like gold vouchers of varying denominations worth Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 1 Lakh among many other prizes.
ICICI Prudential unveils ‘ICICI Pru Precious Life’
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has launched ‘ICICI Pru Precious Life’ — the industry's first term plan specifically designed for customers who find it difficult to get access to life cover due to existing health conditions.
Organic Harvest launches ‘Shine & Glow Facial Kit’
Organic Harvest has launched “Diamond-Shine & Glow Facial Kit”. The kit helps the skin to retain moisture and elasticity. It helps concealing skin imperfections and adds natural freshness and smoothness to it. This remedy is completely plant driven, organic and chemical-free and priced at Rs 295.
Morepen Labs reports 24% hike in net sales
Morepen Laboratories Ltd has reported net sales revenue of Rs 383.30 crore in the half year ended September 30, registering a growth of 24.2% as compared to sales revenue of Rs 308.56 crore in the corresponding first half of the previous fiscal. Total revenue (standalone) in the first half stood at Rs 392.44 crore, registering a jump of 25.4%.
‘Good economy helps in improving environment’
“Good economy contributes towards improving environmental conditions for the society,” Union Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal has said. He was speaking during the inaugural session of the two-day global law conference at Chandigarh University, Gharuan, recently. He applauded the efforts of university for making Environment Laws as compulsory subject for every student studying in any stream from January 2020.
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