Actor Vijay Sethuapthi launches Tender Springz Coconut Water– a new age nutrition- rich cold drink by Sowkea Agro

*Innovatively Shaped, 100% Natural, Pollachi Tender Coconuts in Easy-to-Consume, Chilled Format with More Water and More Shelf Life*

Sowkea Agro launched Tender Springz Coconut water on 18th October 2020.  These innovatively shaped, 100 % natural coconuts are harvested from the best coconut groves in Pollachi. They are then hygienically dehusked, shaped and packed innovatively to provide consistent quality that Sowkea Agro is known for. Tender Springz is a new age nutrition- rich cold drink. The innovative packing with an easy to open pull-press plunger on top allows for very easy and hygienic consumption.

The product is stored and retailed in easy-to-operate, touch screen interface enabled IoT vending machines. Apart from the loT vending machine, they will also be available on the Sowkea Doorstep Daily app, Sowkea Agro Fresh stores, modern retail outlets, general stores and branded fuel vending chains.

Tender Springz coconut water can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 20 days and in regular room temperature for a maximum of 2 days and at convenience stores, they are refrigerated at a temperature between 5 -15°C to allow for easy storage and consumption.

Tender Springz coconut water is delicious and comes with a host of benefits. From rehydrating the body, to removal of unwanted cholesterol, support in weight loss and also aids in controlling renal disorders. Tender Springz, the new age cold drink can be served to patients as well as elders in the family as it comes with a host of nutritional benefits.

Tender Springz Tender Coconuts launch closely follows last year’s successful launch of Halo Tender Coconuts.  The brand also retails Grated Coconut, Pure Cow’s Milk and a range of Cold Pressed Cooking Oils too.

*ABOUT SOWKEA AGRO*
Successful entrepreneur, Mr R.B.Sivakumar hails from a humble farming family and community. But his education, zeal and exploration of career opportunities led to diversifying and becoming a reputed Engineering Component Manufacturer.

He successfully founded Vignesh Polymers, a key component manufacturing firm for category leaders in the automobile and consumer electronics sector. Today he takes the credit for turning it into a 200 crore plus turnover brand.

However, the burning desire was to always give something concrete back to his farming community. His reverence for farming and his sincere appreciation for the hard toil of farmers and their plight, buoyed him to start “Sowkea Agro”

Mr. R.B. Sivakumar, speaking at the launch said, “Tender Springz is an innovative option of a healthy new age cold drink. Ease and convenience is desired by a younger generation. Tender Springz is part of Sowkea Agro’s philosophy of protecting the farmers’ interests, restoring their pride, ensuring fair compensation and a sustained income for their efforts. I strongly advocate responsible sourcing and fair farmer compensation. The consumer should have access to a healthier choice of food and beverages.”

Iconic Cricketer Kapil Dev invests in New Technology Company – Harmonizer India

  • Harmonizer India has 14 Patents to its credit and rich expertise in Energy Solutions
  • Harmonizer has a pipeline of Patents to be filed in technologies including (AI/ML for Industries) for the benefit of its Customers

Harmonizer India Pvt. Ltd. announced that India’s World Cup Winning Captain Kapil Dev has invested in our AI/ML/IOT based Energy Efficiency Solutions Technology.

Kapil Dev expressed his happiness on being associated with Harmonizer India, and said, I have invested in Harmonizer India to support the Indian Brainpower and Technocrats, who have done so well to acquire 14 Patents.

In the recent event of RAISE 2020, emphasis has been given on India’s vision i.e. importance of Artificial Intelligence in today’s life. This will help India to become a global hub for Artificial Intelligence.

Manoj Soni, CEO, Harmonizer India said, “I am very happy that Mr. Kapil Dev has decided to infuse new energy to the Company that will conquer greater heights. The IoT market in India is poised to reach USD 15 billion by 2020, accounting for nearly 5 per cent of the total global market. There are tremendous opportunities for further growth. Harmonizer is aiming to achieve a significant part of that pie.”
M R Srinivas, CTO and R&D Head, Harmonizer India said that we have R&D Centre at Bangalore and presence in India, UAE and Canada. We have filed more than 14 patents and would be filing more in coming months on technologies like AI/ML for Industries that will have great advantage for our Customers.
As per latest study, the Enterprise AI market is heading towards much wider adoption in India. The study associates the Indian Enterprise Market for AI to be at $100 million, growing at 200-250% CAGR. By 2022, the Global Business value created by AI will touch a whopping $3.9 trillion, and spending on AI systems is expected to reach $79.2 billion. In India, the enterprise AI market is heading towards much wider adoption.

About Harmonizer India:

Harmonizer India Pvt. Ltd. is an organisation built and promoted by Technocrats, having a combined experience of 60+ years, with operations in India, UAE and Canada. It is a knowledge driven organisation which provides Power Solutions and Services to Industry/ Building Applications in form of its world class products. Harmonizer India’s Vision is to provide knowledge driven Business Solutions to its Customers, which will enable Sustainability, Productivity & Reliability of Electrical Network / process.

Harmonizer has two verticals Academic & Industry. The Academia vertical focuses on Engineering Fraternity – the main objective is to bridge the knowledge gap between Academia & Industry by implementing iLabs, customized solutions for Academia.

The Products & Solutions include “Patented AI/ Machine Learning based Energy & Asset Management Software Solutions”, “Power Solution Products”, “Energy Efficiency Solutions”, “IoT Products/solutions”, “Power Quality Products/Solutions”, “Customised Solutions for Digitization of Energy”, “Customised Solution for Industry 4.0”, “Patented Products / Solutions for Intelligent Electric Switch Board” “iLabs for Academia”, “Industry oriented Training for Engineering Students”, “Products/Solutions for Academia” etc.

For more information: https://harmonizersolutions.com/aboutus

Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai celebrates its ties with Tamil Nadu on its 109th National Day

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai in the celebration of 109th double tenth day of ROC (Taiwan) organised a reception at Leela Palace Hotel on 8th October 2020.
The theme of the event is “Recover & Prosper Together: Taiwan can help”. Its purpose is to promote New South Bound Policy, encourage more Taiwanese companies to invest in South India and build up Taiwanese cluster to restructure supply chain in the post-COVID-19 era.

As the global community continues to fight against COVID-19, a review of the past year shows Taiwan to have displayed resilience in containing the pandemic. Thanks to the concerted efforts of government and private sector, the Taiwan Model of employing a
democratic approach to epidemic prevention has successfully contained the spread of COVID-19 with less than 550 confirmed cases and 7 deaths. Taiwan proactively assists to other
countries, showing the world that Taiwan can help and Taiwan is helping.

By the end of August, Taiwan had donated 54.4 million medical masks and other critical supplies to over 8 countries, including India for 1 million high-quality masks. Recognising Taiwan effort, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly stated that Taiwan’s
“openness and generosity in the global battle against COVID-19 is a model for the world”.

During the outbreak of COVID-19, Taiwan has planned ahead and would like to engage with like-minded partners to develop new supply chains based on shared values and also to ensure new supply chains are secure and free from political coercion, which will eventually
reinforce Taiwan New Southbound Policy.

Taiwan ranks number 15 in the global ease of doing business and at the current stage, Taiwan has already deepened its roots of economic cooperation in South India. Especially in Tamil Nadu, Taiwan has more than 20 major companies’ investments, like Foxconn, Delta
Electronics, Feng Tay Group, Grobest Feeds Corporation India Limited, TSMT Technology India, Zhen Ding Tech and others. The investments were estimated more than 1.7 Billion USD, for the productions of smartphones, electronics components, industrial equipment, fishery, textile and footwear, which have hired more than one lakh human resources. Moreover,there is also news disclosing that Pegatron is ready to set up a manufacturing unit in South India

Mr Ben Wang, the Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennal says, “It makes sense to further develop and strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship between Taiwan and India in the post-pandemic era. That is the reason why the theme of our National Day celebration this year is RECOVER AND PROSPER TOGETHER.”

Taiwan and India are natural allies with shared values in many aspects, and both are complementary to each other for further collaborations. Under this background, it is expected that the success of New Southbound Policy and the Economic Cooperation between Taiwan and India are to be continued and flourished.

Taiwan, a towering beacon of democracy, in its 10th anniversary, will continue to shine the light of freedom and democracy across the globe. Taiwan will bolster cooperation with like-minded countries, like India, to jointly recover from COVID-19 pandemic as well as seek prosperity together.

About Taipei Economic and Cultural Center:

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai represents the interests of Taiwan in the southern states and territories of India, functioning as a de facto consulate in the absence of diplomatic relations. It was established in 2012. It is headed by a Representative, currently Mr Ben Wang

‘BORN IN BHARAT’ – Pride of the PAST, Growth for the PRESENT, and Vision for the FUTURE!

~ More than 4000 professionals and enthusiasts on a collective effort towards ‘Nation Building’

Conceptualised and carefully curated by Seshu Karthik – an Entrepreneur by heart, the campaign revolves around building a better Nation for tomorrow with a collective effort from each one of us. ‘BORN IN BHARAT’ started as a single idea of bringing people together for the Nation and evolved into a broader holistic initiative considering the past, present, and future. It aims to function in three stages – take pride of the past glories of the country, drive growth for today’s progress, and create a vision for a stronger tomorrow.

Launched on 14th September 2020. The campaign instantly caught the eyes of the citizens and earned more than 3500 tweets on the launch day. It was national trending on Twitter for 3-4 hours. It has taken the approach to Empower Individuals to build an Empowered Nation.

‘BORN IN BHARAT’ was launched in association with Bhumi Organization and Young Indians Chennai. The launch campaign encouraged people to be part of Nation building with a 2-prong approach. First, people are encouraged to snap and share a photo of a Bharat moment. This ignites a conversation about the Nation. Next, people are prompted to do their bit and create an impact. There are 3 suggested ways to create an immediate impact – Lead, Contribute and Participate.

‘BORN IN BHARAT’ aims to provide technology and digital mediums to bring in collaborative growth avenues for people in various verticals and age groups. It also offers growth avenues for students to hone their skills or finding work opportunities, hence enabling a stronger tomorrow for the country.
The team had also launched an emotion evoking video with questions we all should answer to ourselves. This is being followed by BHARAT POLL in which several hundred people participated to express how they can contribute to Nation-building.

The ‘Solve for Bharat’ aspect of this initiative has invited ideas to solve some trivial and serious situations in our Nation. The problem statements include day-to-day situations like optimised water consumption, reduction in plastic wastes, cycle-friendly cities and small yet critical topics like traffic regulation near schools, dining experience in college canteens, freeing the aisle in aircrafts, etc.

“We believe that a Nation’s prosperity is the collective prosperity of its people. The objective is to strengthen the aspects of Pride, Growth, and Vision to the people of Bharat. To begin the journey towards Nation-building, let us together choose the Give-First approach… followed by Growth-Next activities.” – Seshu Karthick, the ideator of this initiative

Website- https://borninbharat.com/
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/borninbharat

Twitter: https://twitter.com/borninbharat

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuB9IoiTsU8

COMPFIE’ SET TO CHANGE SRI LANKA’S COMPLIANCE LANDSCAPE

Colombo / Chennai, September 30, 2020: Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Limited, India’s no.1 company for Compliance, today announced the introduction of its Global E-Governance and Compliance Platform – ‘Compfie’ in Sri Lanka in association with Colombo headquartered 3W Consulting. This move to position ‘Compfie’ in Sri Lanka’s compliance market marks the first major development for the strategic country partnership between Aparajitha and 3W.

Compfie is an online Compliance Management tool on a cloud platform designed to global standards with a combination of sector/industry-specific knowledge, with compliance metrics within the legal framework & policy standards of Sri Lanka. Technological insights uniquely position our teams to work with organizations to achieve end-to-end digital transformation. From strategy to processes to tech enablement to regulatory changes, our multi-disciplinary teams take a holistic view of how country-specific laws, platforms and compliance output behaviours across the front, middle and back offices need to evolve.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Nagaraj Krishnan, Managing Director, Aparajitha Corporate Service Private Limited said, “The corporate governance culture is picking up across organisations globally as the governance landscape is rapidly changing. As regulatory and statutory compliance is considered as high risk category by most Organisations our product has been a welcomed platform by many. Compfie is our global e-Governance compliance platform which is designed to translate the applicable regulatory compliance knowledge and drive organisations compliance performance. Compfie acts as a Risk mitigation tool which addresses the board room worry that arises out of regulatory compliance risks for the Board of Directors and Investors. Aparajitha Strategic country partnership with 3W for Srilanka is intended to set a tone for the compliance culture in the country. The potential Market share of 1800 Crore plus in Srilanka will give us an opportunity to participate in the economic growth of Srilanka while also contributing to the employment opportunities and ITES development in the country.”

Compfie provides the winning edge and will accelerate to change the future on how Corporates and Boards plan, structure and streamline their in-house processes. Compfie’s technology set methods are designed to mitigate risk and govern compliance procedures to expedite and achieve organisational goals within the purview of a country’s / region’s statutory rules and regulations.

“There is a strong shift to governance for all multinational companies due to the unforeseen global challenges experienced. Most compliances are driven by the internal structures of the organisation with very limited statutory and regulatory legal knowledge as a part of the BCP plan. As compliance is technically managed in-house across Srilanka, we vision to change the compliance landscape in the country through our Strategic partnership with Aparajitha. There is absolutely no automated GRC software available in Srilanka today and as this is a virgin market for Compfie. Through our offering we look forward to setting a tone of organised compliance culture in Srilanka and easily capture the Market Share in the Compliance space throughout the country,” says Mr. Stefan Moraes, Managing Director, 3W Consulting.

Aparajitha looks forward to entering Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Australia in the coming months. The company is simultaneously also exploring foray into the UAE, UK and the US markets.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches its much-awaited compact SUV in India, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser

  • All-new compact SUV is powered with new powerful K-Series 1.5 litre, four-cylinder Petrol Engine with choice of seamless Manual Transmission (MT)/Automatic Transmission (AT)
  • All AT variants equipped with Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery with Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) comprising Torque Assist Function, Idle Start Stop Function, Brake Energy Regeneration Function for enhanced fuel efficiency
  • Distinct and dynamic Two-Slat Wedge Cut Front Grille with Chrome Surrounds & Grey Finish with trapezoidal bold fog area and R16 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels for a wide and strong SUV presence
  • An LED light package comprising dual-chamber LED Projector Headlamps with dual-function LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) cum indicators, LED Fog Lamps, LED Rear Split Type Tail Lamps and LED High-mounted Stop Lamp to provide great looks and safer drive
  • Dual Front Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Advanced Body Structure for ensuring the utmost safety of passengers
  •  Alluring and plush dual-tone Dark Brown Premium Interiors, ergonomically laid out and wide spacious cabin for added comfort
  • Complete entertainment and connected experience with Smart Playcast touchscreen audio with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and Smartphone-based Navigation and reverse parking camera
  • Rain Sensing Wipers, Cruise Control and Electrochromic Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM) to add to amazing comfort and convenience
  • In addition to top-end features, smart entry with an engine push start and stop button and Auto AC are standard features across all variants
  • All-new Urban Cruiser available in exclusive to Toyota mono-tone colour of Rustic Brown and special dual-tone colours – Rustic Brown with Sizzling Black Roof and Groovy Orange with Sunny White Roof
  • Also available in a range of other eye-catching mono-tone colours – Suave Silver, Groovy Orange, Iconic Grey, Spunky Blue and Sunny White and exciting dual-tone Spunky Blue with Sizzling Black Roof
  • Price ranges from Rs. 840,000 to Rs. 11,30,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
  • Dual Tone, available only in the premium variant of both MT & AT options, are priced at Rs. 998,000 and Rs. 11,55,000 respectively
  • The best-in-class Petrol fuel efficiency of 18.76 kmpl for the Automatic variant
  • The Urban Cruiser is backed by a superior warranty of 3 years or 1 lakh km, whichever comes earlier

MT AT GRADE Mid MT High MT Premium MT Mid AT High AT Premium AT PRICES Rs. 840,000 Rs. 915,000 Rs. 980,000 Rs. 980,000 Rs. 10,65,000 Rs. 11,30,000

Key Features of the All-New Toyota Urban Cruiser

Performance Features:

  • All-New K-Series 1.5 L, 4 Cylinder Gasoline Engine
  • Choice of MT or AT on all grades
  • All AT variants equipped with advanced Lithium-Ion Battery with ISG comprising Torque Assist Function, Idle Start Stop Function, Brake Energy Regeneration Function for enhanced fuel efficiency
  • Superior Fuel Efficiency of 17.03 kmpl (MT) and 18.76 kmpl (AT)*
  • Advanced Body Structure to ensure superior crash resiliency, higher rigidity and better Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance

Exterior Features:

  • Dual Chamber LED Projector Headlamps with Chrome Accents
  • Two-Slat Wedge Cut Front Grille with Chrome Surrounds & Grey Finish
  • Dual Function LED DRL & Turn Indicator in Headlamps
  • Split LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • Front LED Fog lamps with Chrome Accents
  • 16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Gun Metal Grey Finished Roof Rails
  • Stylish Dual Tone Exterior

Safety & Security Features:

  • Dual Front Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • AdvancedBody Structure
  • Electrochromic IRVM
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Reverse Parking Camera with Display in Audio
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System
  • Anti-Pinch Driver Side Power Window

Interior Features:

  • Dual Tone Interior
  • New 17.78 cm Smart Playcast T
  • Audio (with Android Auto/Apple Carplay) and Smartphone-based Navigation
  • Premium Dark Brown Fabric Seats
  • 4 Door Speakers and 2 Tweeters
  • Front Centre Sliding Armrest with Storage
  • Combimeter Vibe Lights (5 colours)
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Upper Cooled Glove Box

Comfort & Convenience:

  • Smart Entry with Engine Push Start/Stop button
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Auto AC
  • 60:40 Split Rear Seats and Rear Seat Flip and Fold
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Outside Rear-view Mirror Electric Adjust / Electric Retract & Auto fold on Lock

Chennai , September 23, 2020: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched its youngest SUV, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser to fortify its offerings in the segment and further cater to its growing number of young customers. The Toyota Urban Cruiser is the second model to be launched in India under the global Toyota-Suzuki alliance following the emphatic success of the premium hatchback, the Toyota Glanza.

The #UrbanCruiser is designed for today’s young achievers who are aspirational and believe in the concept that #RespectStandsTall. The much-awaited compact SUV was launched in a stellar event today graced by TKM Managing Director Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Mr. Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales and Service and Mr. Tadashi Asazuma, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. The special guest of honour, youth icon and popular Indian superstar and singer Mr. Ayushmann Khurrana, also took part in the launch event and spoke about his inspiring journey from being a Radio Jockey to a successful actor.

The all-new Urban Cruiser will feature the new powerful K-Series 1.5 litre four-cylinder Petrol Engine and will be available in a choice of Manual Transmission (MT) and Automatic Transmission (AT) with a superior fuel efficiency of 17.03 kmpl and 18.76 kmpl respectively. The compact SUV offers all the high-end features that customers today seek in their cars. Moreover, it offers an early entry into the Toyota SUV family for the young and comes with Toyota’s famed global standards of sales and after-sales service. As always, safety is a top priority for Toyota – the Urban Cruiser offers Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD, Advanced Body Structure, Electrochromic IRVM, Hill Hold Control, Reverse Parking Camera with Display in Audio and ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System.

Sharing his views on the launch of Toyota Urban Cruiser, Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director, TKM said, “Our entry into the compact SUV space comes at a time when the segment has gained much popularity due to its body type and superior road presence thereby garnering greater connect and appeal among today’s youth. At TKM, the focus is always on delivering the best products and services to our customers who have remained loyal to the brand over the years while looking for ways to welcome more customers, particularly the youth, to the Toyota family. The launch of the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser is an important step in that direction. It is our ambition to enable more people to buy and experience a Toyota vehicle and our renowned after-sales service, which is a differentiator for us in this segment. We will continue to emphasize on introducing ever-better cars, better technologies and environment-friendly products and services. Our alliance with Suzuki allows us to surge ahead on that path while building a self-sustaining local ecosystem of suppliers and partners.”

SuperBottoms – Reusable Cloth Diapers for Babies

SuperBottoms began when a new mother was looking for high-performance cloth diapers and she found that there was a major need for products that combined the convenience of disposable diapers in the goodness of cloth.

When Pallavi’s baby got his first diaper rash, she realised the negative impact of disposable diapers on babies’ skin and also how the diapers were extremely harmful for the environment with each diaper lasting 500+ years. On the other hand, traditional cloth nappies, though very skin friendly, are difficult to manage. That is when Pallavi began exploring other options.

Thus was born SuperBottoms, a brand of reusable and washable cloth diapers. SuperBottoms is a four year old company now and has a very loyal base of customers. The registered name of the company is Navashya Consumer Products Private Limited.

SuperBottoms makes cloth diapers for babies from newborn till the child gets toilet trained. They are a skin friendly and eco-friendly alternative to disposable diapers. The diapers being reusable also turn out to be an economical diapering option for babies.

SuperBottoms also makes other baby hygiene products like organic cotton nappies and padded underwears for toilet training of babies and other accessories related to diapering like waterproof cloth bags, diaper backpacks.

SuperBottoms is India’s first CPSIA certified cloth diaper brand and we use 100% certified organic cotton in our products. It is India’s no. 1 cloth diaper brand (as per data by Amazon) and has been voted the no. 1 eco-friendly diaper brand by Kids Stop Press Awards in 2017 & 2018.

SuperBottoms is an all parents team with moms being at the core of the team who carefully design the products keeping the comfort and safety of the babies in mind. SuperBottoms runs a cloth diaper helpline which provides support across platforms to new customers who require hand holding in their journey with cloth diapering. The helpline is run by a team of very passionate mothers who have used the products and want to help others too in their journey. Our team always worked remotely from different cities of India, even before the pandemic, which helps the mothers to balance their work and life. SuperBottoms also has a very loyal set of mothers called Supermitr who are passionate about spreading awareness about cloth diapers in their communities which is a very unique and effective channel of promotion as when it comes to their babies, mothers trust other mothers the most.

Angel funding led by Titan Capital, a venture capital firm of Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal along with Venture Catalysts. Early 2020, SuperBottoms raised funds from DSG Consumer Partners in a pre-series A round.

www.superbottoms.com

CapitaLand marks construction commencement of International Tech Park Chennai, Radial Road in virtual ceremony graced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Chennai, 27 July 2020 – CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, today unveiled International Tech Park Chennai (ITPC), Radial Road in a virtual ceremony graced by Shri Edappadi Palaniswami, Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. This marks the construction commencement for the first phase of the 23.3-acre IT park. ITPC, Radial Road has 4.6 million sq ft of development potential for premium Grade A office space.

Mr Vinamra Srivastava, CEO, Business Parks, CapitaLand India, said: “Chennai is one of our key markets for growth. It is the most diversified market for us in India and we have invested in IT parks, industrial townships, warehousing and lodging in the city. With both operational CapitaLand IT parks in Chennai – ITPC at Taramani and CyberVale fully occupied, our ITPC, Radial Road will offer more options for IT and IT-enabled services (ITeS) companies to expand their businesses in the city. We will continue to balance our growth across key markets in India as we look to increase our assets under management in the country. To achieve this, we are investing in developing a strong pipeline of projects and working with potential capital partners to grow our fund management business in India in the next few years.”

Located along Chennai’s IT corridor, ITPC, Radial Road will be developed in phases and it has been pre-certified with a Platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council. Phase 1 will comprise two buildings offering 2.6 million sq ft of premium Grade A office space for IT and ITeS companies. The first and second blocks will be operational by Q4 2022 and Q2 2024 respectively. When fully developed, it will have amenities such as restaurants, food courts, fitness centre, clinic, childcare centre and event spaces.
The project is accessible by several main roads and is well-connected to Chennai International Airport. It is also located close to residential properties, educational institutions and hospitals. The park is conceptualised to have sustainable and resilient design solutions with focus on safety, health, wellness, and technology integration such as contactless features and app- based solutions among others.

Dr C Velan, City Head, Chennai Operations, CapitaLand India, said: “With over 15 years of experience in Chennai, we are bringing state-of-the-art office space at ITPC, Radial Road, and best-in-class asset management services to our clients. This park is anotherdemonstration of CapitaLand’s commitment to sustainability.

Designed with green features to achieve water and energy efficiencies such as the 75% naturally lit office spaces as well as luscious landscape complementing Chennai’s weather and ecosystem, it will be a draw as tenants are increasingly placing sustainability as a top priority.”
ITPC, Radial Road is CapitaLand India’s third IT park and eighth property in Chennai. The other properties are ITPC at Taramani, which is a joint venture with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation; CyberVale, an IT Special Economic Zone in Mahindra World City; OneHub Chennai, a 1,250-acre integrated industrial township on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR); two logistics and warehouse facilities at Oragadam and Periyapalayam; and two lodging properties, Somerset Greenways Chennai and Citadines OMR Chennai.

About CapitaLand India (www.capitaland.com)

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth S$131.9 billion as at 31 December 2019. CapitaLand’s portfolio spans across diversified real estate classes which includes commercial, retail; business park, industrial and logistics; integrated development, urban development; as well as lodging and residential. With a presence across more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA.
CapitaLand has one of the largest real estate investment management businesses globally. It manages seven listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts as well as over 20 private funds. Since it pioneered REITs in Singapore with the listing of CapitaLand Mall Trust in 2002, CapitaLand’s REITs and business trusts have expanded to include Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ascendas India Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.

In India, CapitaLand has a strong presence with a portfolio of over 20 business and IT parks, industrial, lodging and logistics properties across seven cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.
The Group is a key contributor to India’s IT industry development, having pioneered the

renownedInternationalTechParkBangalorein1994.CapitaLand has deep expertise in India across the full real estate value chain – from owning, developing and managing properties to fund management through Ascendas India Trust and private funds.
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Shiva Texyarn launches Anti-Viral Fabric HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology that deactivates viruses including Corona Virus

Coimbatore, 10th June 2020: M/S Shiva Texyarn launches antiviral fabric treated with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, a treatment that was proven to deactivate most viruses including coronavirus in the shortest possible time, an innovation from the Swiss textile innovation leader HeiQ Materials AG and co-distributed with Taiwanese Specialty chemical major M/S Jintex Corporation.
Shiva Texyarn launches first of its kind antiviral fabrics in the Indian market.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Carlo Centonze, CEO of HeiQ said, “HeiQ Viroblock is a special combination of our advanced silver and vesicle technology that has been proven effective against the human coronavirus 229E with over 99.99% reduction of virus. It is safe and non-toxic. A patent has been filed. We are pleased to launch this for the first time in India on PPE with Shiva Texyarn.”

Dr. Sundararaman K .S, Managing Director of Shiva Texyarn said ” We have been at the forefront of the PPE response in the country, with our Technical Textiles Division being amongst the earliest SITRA Qualified Suppliers of PPE fabric. We have complemented Coverall manufacturing with a range of fabric masks with innovative protective systems and other components of the PPE system. The addition of HeiQ Viroblock to our manufacturing processes gives us another formidable technology in the race to provide high tech, comfortable PPE solutions” The company is currently in the process of getting various international certifications to target the global marketplace for antiviral fabrics.
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Engineering Students develop V2 BUDDY – The Nursing Robot at Vinayaka Mission

  • Robot to minimize Nursing interference in COVID-19 treatment
  • Developed at Ganesan Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center at AV Campus, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation

Chennai, 23rd April 2020: There is a growing concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus among medical professionals and frontline healthcare workers. To address this issue, a group of Electrical Engineering students and faculty from AVIT (Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology) Chennai, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University) along with duo entrepreneurs Mr Premnath and Mr Subramanian have developed a robot called V2 Buddy at the ‘Ganesan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre’. This helps to reduce contact between frontline healthcare nursing staff and Covid-19 patients.

V2 Buddy was today demonstrated at Vinayaka Mission’s Super Speciality Hospital “VIMS” at Salem and deployed in Vinayaka Missions Medical Colleges at Salem, Puducherry and Karaikkal.
V2 Buddy – the Nursing Robot can assist nursing interface by checking the body temperature level of COVID-19 patients, dispensing sanitizing hand rub, delivering medicines and food, enable the nursing staff to interact with COVID 19 patients remotely through video and audio interface from their nursing stations. This helps to minimizes the nursing staff from getting exposed to infection.

This sophisticated nursing robot can be controlled remotely through an app installed on a smartphone by the nursing staff. A Voice enabled Nursing Call facility is also made available through ‘V2 Buddy Call’ through which the Patients in isolation can speak to Nursing Staff in the Nursing Station whenever required for clinical support and counselling.

Mr Premnath, one of the developers said, “V2 Buddy was created after considering the inputs given by the medical and nursing teams of VIMS, the Super Speciality Hospital Unit of Vinayaka Mission Group. They provided guidance on the day-to-day operations and activities of nursing staff in an isolation ward which we attempt to enable through this robot.”

Mr Subramanian, the co-creator explained “The new age gizmo V2 Buddy will be operated using Bluetooth technology and remote sensors from a control console which will be in the hands of the nurse, who will be able to talk to the patient directly.”

“The Ganesan Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (GIEC) at Vinayaka Mission provided us an ideal platform to build this robot with access to resources, technical support, working space and financial aid” said Prof. Dr. L. Chitra – HOD Electrical and Electronics department, member of steering committee for GIEC, AVIT Chennai and guide for nursing Robot project.

Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram, Medical Director, of Vinayaka Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) said, “V2 Buddy is akin to a remote controlled bomb disposal device, as it helps us achieve minimal contact from confirmed COVID-19 patients and still providing adequate care to them. We are glad that we have come up with this new age gizmo which is the need of the hour.” Commenting on this, Dr. Ganesan, Chancellor, Vinayaka Mission Group said “The vision of this GIEC’s Business Incubator is to identify & support potential entrepreneurs and students in developing Minimum Viable Products (MVP) thereby making their dream concept come true and essentially to curtail the import burden by indigenization of products in line with ‘Make in India’ vision of Government of India”

VMRF is planning to donate two of these nursing robots to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai and at the Indira Gandhi Government Hospital, Puducherry. The production and capacity of ‘V2 Buddy’ will be scaled up according the demand in the market.