The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), UK, has accredited 12 programmes of SASTRA Deemed University. With this, SASTRA has become the first university in India to have the maximum number of undergraduate programmes accredited across its two campuses (Thanjavur and Kumbakonam), demonstrating that the programmes are aligned with internationally recognised standards. IET (UK) accreditation is an internationally recognised benchmark awarded to high quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.
Bhakra Dam, BBMB Chairman conferred with CBIP awards
The Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) has awarded “Best Maintained Hydroelectric Power Houses (Functional Project – age more than 50 years)” award to BBMB for the outstanding maintenance of Bhakra Dam. DK Sharma, chairman, BBMB, has also been awarded for “recognition of his dedication, dynamism, leadership, long distinguished service and significant contributions made to the growth and development of the Indian power sector”. Both the awards were received by DK Sharma, chairman, BBMB, from Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria at an award ceremony held in New Delhi recently.
Sushma Group attracts investment from Amritsar
Real estate developer Sushma Group recently organised a press conference in Amritsar to showcase their projects in the tricity to the dwellers of the holy city. The group dwelled upon the current status of the real estate sector and sought investment from the city residents in their projects. Sushma Group Executive Director also announced its limited period special plan "Lease Rent Guarantee Offer”.
Markfed showcases products at ‘Gulf Food 2020’ in Dubai
Markfed Chairman Amarjit Singh Samra recently visited ‘Gulf Food 2020’ at World Trade Centre, Dubai. Markfed along with Metel Trading LLC, Dubai — its distributor/importer of GCC countries — put up a stall at the Gulf Food exhibition and showcased the whole range of products i.e. Ready-to-Eat canned foods, pickles, murabhas and mustard oil. Samra also launched “SOHNA” whole wheat atta on the occasion.
Orient Electric unveils inverter i-Series fans
Orient Electric Ltd has launched its new i-Series range of fans powered by ECM technology that saves 50% energy as compared to ordinary fans thus promising a significant reduction in electricity bills for consumers. The new range includes i-Floral, Hector 500, and IoT-enabled & voice-controlled i-Float fan in a variety of colours and designs to suit any setting and décor.
Faridkot girl honoured for getting 5th rank in PCS exam
Lovepreet Kaur Brar, who has bagged the fifth rank in the Punjab Civil Service (Judicial) exam, was honoured recently. Lovepreet, a student of Baba Farid Law College, Faridkot, was honoured by the management of Baba Farid Public School and her college at a special programme.
Kalgidhar Society presents ‘A walk with Nanak’
The Kalgidhar Society, Baru Sahib, in collaboration with Thukral and Tagra recently presented two interactive and insightful games ‘A walk with Nanak’ and ‘Nanak’s Vision’ for individuals of all age groups. The two games, based on Baba Nanak’s spiritual journeys, were first played at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, New Delhi, where visitors played the games in teams and as individuals. The game play (installation) begins with 24 milestones that are synonymous with the places/locations such as Bidar, Sialkot, Somnath that Baba Nanak had visited and blessed the people with his teachings.
PFC receives ‘Governance Now PSU Award’ for resilient growth
Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC) has been conferred the “Governance Now PSU Award” in the category of “Resilient Growth”. PK Singh, Director (Commercial), and RS Dhillon, Director (Projects), PFC, received the award from Union Minister of State for HI&PE Arjun Ram Meghwal recently. Actor Shailesh Lodha and Kailashnath Adhikari of ‘Governance Now’ were also present.
GNA University holds ‘Culinary Master Class’
The faculty of hospitality at GNA University recently organised a three-days 'Culinary Master Class' on advanced cooking techniques and modern plating for the aspiring chefs. Chef Sanjay Thakur, the resource person and a passionate chef from Himachal and Flight Chef with Etihad Airways, shared his extensive experience to train students with food pairing, menu planning and modern cooking techniques.
Oriental Bank of Commerce observes 78th foundation day
Oriental Bank of Commerce recently celebrated its 78th foundation day and a function was organised at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. Various cultural activities were organised and staff members from Delhi/NCR attended the event with great enthusiasm. The guest of honour, Yuzvendra Chahal, brand ambassador of the bank, along with SK Soni, ex-CMD, OBC, and TM Bhasin, chairman, ABBF, were among other retired staff members who attended the event. Mukesh Kumar Jain, MD & CEO of the bank, extended gratitude to all shareholders, Board, customers and employees for their association with the bank.
Hatil furniture opens exclusive store in Sector 82, Mohali
Hatil — a Bangladesh-based furniture company specialising in designing and manufacturing of furniture for homes, offices and hotels — has opened its exclusive store in Sector 82, Mohali. The store was inaugurated by Shafiqur Rehman, Director, Hatil, along with showroom owner Balwinder Singh Saran and architect Sameer Kumar.
JAL unveils range of water-saving products
JAL, an established player in the faucet industry, has launched many ‘Green Products’ i.e. water-saving products such as foot-operated valve, (patented in India). It is hygienic and saves water. It has also launched theft-resistant tap, auto shut tap for restricted flow of water, faucets with low flow aerators, overhead showers with restricted flow mechanism and flushing systems with dual mode.
Bonn Group expands its biscuits, cookies portfolio
Bonn Group of Industries has expanded their biscuit portfolio by presenting healthy range that includes Mexican Veggie Cracker, Americana Multigrain Cracker, Americana Digestive and American Atta Cookies. The Americana Mexican Veggie Cracker is loaded with vegetables, herbs and Mexican flavoured spices while Americana Multigrain Crackers are made up of black til and sunflower seeds linseed etc.
Stylam unveils anti-finger print laminate ‘TouchMe’
Stylam Industries has introduced an anti-finger print laminates — TouchMe. It has been manufactured at Stylam's 44-acre plant at Manak Tabra in Panchkula district. This is also Asia’s largest laminates manufacturing plant with total production capacity of 15 million sheets per annum. Manav Gupta, Director, Stylam Industries, said TouchMe repels fingerprints to maintain its beauty.
PepsiCo India’s Kurkure launches new flavours
Kurkure has announced the launch of two new limited time offerings – Gazab Golmaal and Herapheri Hungama – with actor Akshay Kumar. Dilen Gandhi, Senior Director and Category Head – Foods, PepsiCo India, said Kurkure has always aimed at becoming a key part of the lives of its consumers not only through its memorable and quirky storytelling, but also through its extensive portfolio of unique offerings.
SBI inaugurates HNI branch ‘Vaibhav’ in Sector 68, Mohali
State Bank of India recently inaugurated its HNI Branch “Vaibhav” in Sector 68, Mohali. It was inaugurated by S. Manpreet Singh Badal, Finance Minister, Punjab, and Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Chandigarh Circle, in the presence of dignitaries of Mohali Administration and customers.
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