SCOPE conducts webinar on cyber safety in period of WFH

Taking cognisance of need for robust cyber security in the ‘New Normal’, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) recently organised a webinar on ‘Cyber Security in era of Work from Home (WFH)’ in association with Deloitte. Shree Parthasarthy and Vishal Jain, Partners, Deloitte India; Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE; Deepak Agarwal, ED, IOCL; and Ashutosh Vasant, Director, RailTel, addressed the participants. Nearly 500 participants, including Board members from the PSEs, attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various platforms.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund launches ESG Fund

Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited has launched Aditya Birla Sun Life ESG Fund – an open-ended equity scheme investing in companies following environment, social & governance (ESG) theme. The fund endeavours to participate in ESG-aligned existing and emerging opportunities, eliminate risky companies and invest in high quality & sustainable growth compounders to generate better risk-adjusted returns.

Akal University students excel in UGC-NET exam

Prof Gurmail Singh, vice-chancellor, Akal University, recently felicitated all successful students of the recently held UGC-NET/JRF examination. Beant Kaur has been awarded fellowship of Rs 31,000 per month to pursue PhD in any Indian university. Jaswinder Singh, Paramjeet Kaur, Ravi Singh and Navjot Kaur have qualified for eligibility to teaching positions in colleges and universities in India.

BHEL expedites project execution via innovation

In line with its objective of achieving excellence in project execution, BHEL has implemented an innovative boiler cleaning process for coal-fired thermal units at NTPC’s 3×660 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project. The boiler commissioning cycle will reduce from 100 days to 80 days by successfully completing the main ‘Boiler Acid cleaning’ without its light-up, by using an Auxiliary Boiler.

VE Commercial Vehicles begins production at new truck plant

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. has commenced commercial operations at its new state-of-the-art truck manufacturing unit at Bagroda, Bhopal. This is the 8th manufacturing facility of VECV in Madhya Pradesh and has been set up with Industry 4.0 standards. With this plant, a number of ancillary units are expected to come to Bagroda.

Secretary (Power) reviews hydro projects at Changlang

Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, Secretary (Power), Government of India, along with Tanmay Kumar, Joint Secretary (Hydro), AK Singh, CMD, NHPC, and K Sreekant, CMD, Power Grid, recently visited Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. At the Circuit House, he was welcomed by local residents. He reviewed development works of mini and micro-hydro projects of the Changlang district.

Flipkart Video comes up with show ‘Ladies Vs Gentlemen’

Flipkart Video has come up with a new show ‘Ladies Vs Gentlemen’. Hosted by Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, it provides answers to some quirky questions while giving users the opportunity to win exciting gift vouchers and SuperCoins daily.

Sham Jewellers, Chandigarh, conducts grand lucky draw

Sham Jewellers, Chandigarh, recently conducted a grand lucky draw, culminating a one-and-a-half-month long shopping festival. The draw was divided into three rounds and lucky winners were given laptops, iPhones, iPads and Honda cars.

Axis MF launches ‘Axis Special Situations Fund’

Axis AMC has launched Axis Special Situations Fund — an open- ended equity scheme that follows a special situations theme focusing on investing in disruptive growth opportunities.

HDFC Bank to offer gold loan facility at 1,000 branches

HDFC Bank has announced expansion plans for the gold loan business. The bank currently offers this facility through 750 branches. It aims to add another 250 branches by January 2021 and take the total number of existing branches offering this facility to 1,000.

Mindtree, Databricks in pact for cloud-based data intelligence

Digital transformation and technology services firm Mindtree has partnered with Databricks to help customers implement cloud-based data platforms for advanced analytics. This service will support use of the Databricks’ platform from implementation throughout the entire customer journey.

State Bank donates Rs10 crore to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

To support and enable armed forces and their families, the SBI has donated Rs 10 crore towards the welfare of dependent girl children of war veterans, ex-servicemen and war widows. On the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7, the bank signed an MoU with Kendriya Sainik Board stating utilisation of funds towards educating the girl child.

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