Business

Miss Maedelin Introduces Gender-Neutral Beauty Products for A Better YOU

September 27: Miss Maedelin is a certified brand that caters to hair and skin problems. By offering paraben-free products at pocket-friendly prices, Miss Maedelin has become a household name. With the current sedentary lifestyle and exposure to pollution, taking care of hair and skin has become a tedious task. Moreover, the majority of beauty products are chemical-rich that harm the skin and hair gradually. Thanks to organic brands like Miss Maedelin that understood the real problems of the common man and plunged into it to start its home-grown brand.

Miss Maedelin offers artisanal soaps, skin and hair care essentials that are great for both personal use and gifts for your loved ones. Sneha Bhattacharya, the Founder of Miss Maedelin believes that everyone deserves the best skin and hair care solutions. There’s always a market for efficient products as they are a value-addition to one’s lifestyle. Being a psychologist herself, she started soap-making as a leisure activity and soon realized that this was her calling. She incubated Miss Maedelin and also created employment opportunities for skilled and deserving people.

Miss Maedelin has a wide range of gender-neutral products that challenge the current norm. Their current project, “Papa don’t preach” is working on gender-neutral products. Regardless of whether your need is for body care, eye care, bath scrub, face cleanser, face pack, face serum, foot care, hair care, lip care, or any other skin and hair care essentials, Miss Maedelin has a solution for all. The products are eccentric, hassle-free, and effective that can be followed by everyone in their daily routine process.

Miss Maedelin takes pride in its skilled team that believes in the company’s vision and always strives for excellence. There’s an exclusive team of professionals involved in every step of product-making. Right from manufacturing the products, packaging and dispatching them, Miss Maedelin follows a systematic process to get it done right. The simple & elegant packaging contains effective recipes to meet the purpose for which they are made besides being a treat to the eyes. The team has completely shifted to recyclable and reusable packaging such that they have introduced refill packs. With every conditioner to gels to hair masks and oil, you will get it in refill packs so that you can reuse the plastic containers. One of their clients said, “We have piles of plastic containers stacked up, and with every purchase, we’re receiving such containers, we welcome Miss Maedelin’s initiative of refill packs as it brings down urban wastage.”

If you have been constantly worried about your acne, dry skin, hair fall, parched lips, or sun tan, click https://missmaedelin.com/ to discover a remedy. In all honesty, Miss Maedelin has helped several customers through its organic products. With a vision to bring in the concept of smart and effective formulation, Miss Maedelin is marching forward in its journey.

National

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Be Chief Guest At Global Fintech Fest

New Delhi (India), September 27: Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs will be the Chief Guest at the virtual Global FinTech Fest (GFF), the world’s largest fintech festival, scheduled for 28- 30 September. Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Textiles, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, will deliver the Valedictory Address on 30th September.

The event is being organised by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), along with its sister organisations Payments Council of India (PCI) and Fintech Convergence Council (FCC).

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, will be the Guest of Honour at the second edition of GFF.

Senior policymakers addressing the Fest are Dr R S Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; Dr Krishnamurthy V Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India; Shri T Rabi Sankar, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India; G Mahalingam, Whole Time Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India; Lord Mayor William Russell; City of London and Dr Saurabh Garg, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India.

Among the international regulatory and institutional speakers are Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund; Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Dr Oliver Prill, CEO, Tide; Preeti Sinha, Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund.

A galaxy of fintech founders will be addressing the Summit as well. Among them are Harshil Mathur, CEO & Co-Founder, Razorpay; Kunal Shah, Founder & CEO, CRED; Nithin Kamath, Founder & CEO, Zerodha. Among the global companies, representatives of Google, FB, Amazon Pay are participating in the Fest that will discuss how globally the economies are being re-shaped by fintech adoption.

Over 20,000 delegates from over 3,500 unique companies and over 115 countries will participate at the Summit. About 300 global speakers from 35 nations will share their perspectives on various facets of fintech. The event is presented by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and supported by NITI Aayog, Startup India and Invest India. The World Bank and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) are the institutional partners of the summit. About 75 partners have collaborated for the summit, including Razorpay, AWS and Cashfree.

About IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India)

Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI] is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, and in the last 16 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, eCommerce and mobile & digital payments among others Sixteen years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of nearly 300 Indian and overseas companies and offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.

About PCI (Payments Council of India)

Payments Council of India was formed under the aegis of IAMAI in the year 2013 catering to the needs of the digital payment industry. The Council was formed inter-alia for the purposes of representing the various regulated non-banking payment industry players to address and help resolve various industry level issues and barriers which require discussion and action. The council works with all its members to promote payments industry growth and to support our national goal of ‘Cash to Less Cash Society’ and ‘Growth of Financial Inclusion’, which is also the Vision Shared by the RBI and Government of India. PCI works closely with the regulators i.e. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Finance Ministry and any similar government, departments, bodies or Institutions to make ‘India a less-cash society’.

About FCC (Fintech Convergence Council)

About Fintech Convergence Council (FCC) FCC is formed under the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and represents the FinTech industry and traditional companies in the BFSI space. The purpose of the council is to encourage collaboration, seek complementarities and build synergy between leading BFSI companies and the emerging FinTech start-ups. The council has worked towards interpreting the regulatory and legal framework, aggregating the concerns and feedback of the various players within the larger FinTech community, communicating it to regulators and lawmakers, and organizing events and gatherings for the industry participants to meet, share ideas and work together in the interest of creating a safer, more open and more collaborative operating environment through a transparent forum

About NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) was incorporated in 2008 as an umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India. NPCI has created a robust payment and settlement infrastructure in the country. It has changed the way payments are made in India through a bouquet of retail payment products such as RuPay card, Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), BHIM Aadhaar, National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC Fastag) and Bharat BillPay. NPCI also launched UPI 2.0 to offer more secure and comprehensive services to consumers and merchants.

NPCI is focused on bringing innovations in the retail payment systems through use of technology and is relentlessly working to transform India into a digital economy. It is facilitating secure payments solutions with nationwide accessibility at minimal cost in furtherance of India’s aspiration to be a fully digital society.

Business

en:lyft Wins Influencer Marketing Campaigns of The Year

Mumbai (Maharashtra) (India), September 27: en:lyft has been recognized in CMO Vision and Innovation Summit and Awards 2021 for Meesho’s influencer marketing campaign which was initiated in COVID post first wave. They won Influencer marketing campaign of the year award in a virtual event on 23rd September 2021. The award was received on behalf of en:lyft by Mr. Vikram Mane, Business Development Manager, en:lyft. The event involved 200+ participants, 30+ speakers and 30+ awards.

The agency managed to create multiple content pieces from multiple influencers based on a very analytical and ROI positive approach which created a buzz about the company in 10 million+ target audience. The rigorous approach to influencers who fit the client criteria created 130+ videos around the subject. They collected the analytics and segregated the same as per video performance. In this activity, they involved more than 70 lifestyle influencers. The campaign resulted in more than 100k+ new users on the app.

On receiving the award, Mr. Ajay Kudva, Founder, en:lyft expressed his joy for honoring the ongoing campaign, “I would like to thank the jury members and organizers for honoring us with the prestigious award. en:lyft prides itself for its out of box strategy and this award encourages us to perform better with every client and in every campaign. We always aim to deliver the best, thank you for recognizing the efforts.”

About en:lyft

en:lyft is one of the India’s leading influencer marketing companies with a network of over 20,000+ influencers & serviced over 300+ clients in over 1000+ campaigns. They are a new age ecosystem with the creator community at its epicenter. Over the past one year en:lyft and its 120 exclusive influencers, having a collective subscriber base of 60Mn+; have helped over 150 brands to create 2000+ pieces of content that achieved over 2.3 Billion Views & 50 Million+ engagement.

 

Business

Building Taskar Ecosystem in Healthcare the Way Apple and Google built in Technology and Software

September 27: Taskar’s “ecosystem” consists of you—the customer, the patient—and your pharmacist or doctor, the provider. If you need medicines, diagnostic services, medical attention, or require a hospital stay, your pharmacist, doctor are in charge of coordinating your care.

Healthcare works best when it is affordable, accessible and of high quality, within an ecosystem that supports success.

Unfortunately, that’s not the world we’ve been living in.

Our current healthcare system has grown increasingly complicated over the decades of growth, changes, and regulation. And too often, there is a disconnect among those who populate it. Our complex healthcare industry simply isn’t set up to enable coordinated care at a reasonable cost that allows patients to call the shots.

Compared to today, Healthcare used to be much easier in ancient times.

“For example, back in the 1960s, having a baby would set you back about 200 INR for the delivery and 5 INR for a tablet for pain medication. You knew this because you would get a hand-written bill presented to you directly by your doctor.

Today, the healthcare market is more opaque due to non-availability of basic facilities!

With a 22% shortage of primary health centres (PHCs) and 32% in community health centres (CHCs), it is estimated that 50% of beneficiaries travel more than 100 km to access quality care.

  • India has only 1.1 beds per 1,000 population compared to the rest of the world.
  • There is a need for an additional 600,000 to 700,000 beds in India over the next 5 to 6 years.
  • 70% of India’s healthcare infrastructure is in the top 20 cities.
  • Out of 9 Lakh registered retail pharmacies 99% of pharmacies are unorganised.

“GAP” & “STRONG DEMAND”

Healthcare market in India is expected to reach US$ 372 Billion by 2022, driven by rising income, better health awareness, lifestyle diseases and increasing access to insurance.

India is “PHARMACY OF THE WORLD” and a land full of opportunities for players in the healthcare industry. The Indian healthcare sector is much diversified and is full of opportunities in every segment, which includes providers, payers, and users.

The pharmacy retail market in India is projected to reach 2,330.2 Billion by FY 24. The hospital industry in India is forecasted to increase to Rs. 8.6 trillion (US$ 132.84 billion) by FY 22 from Rs. 4 trillion (US$ 61.79 billion) in FY 17 at a CAGR of 16–17%.

SO FAR JOURNEY & THE ROAD AHEAD

Keeping in mind the gap & demand We launched, “Taskar – India’s 1st healthcare mall” during the pandemic in 2020. The concept is so unique that in just 7-8 months we signed 247 Taskar Healthcare Malls in 11 states and 52 districts of India.

Now to add on our existing services, we are building an “ecosystem” that will ensure 718 district’s 1.3 billion Indians:

– Within 30 Minutes Health Products Delivery

– Within 3 Minutes Telemedicine.

– Within 3 Hours Hospital Care.

To make this happen, In every district of India, “We aim to start TECH-ENABLED 14 Taskar Healthcare Malls (Retail). To ensure these 14 outlets supply chain 1 Taskar – Cash & Carry (Wholesale) & to cater the IPD needs of Retail outlets referred patients 1 Hospital (Superspeciality). This ecosystem will ensure – 30 Minutes, 3 Minutes & 3 Hours Healthcare services across the country.”

Prasoon Pal-CEO 

Taskar – India’s 1st healthcare mall

Visit them at www.taskarmall.com

Follow them on https://www.facebook.com/taskarmall/

 

 

 

Lifestyle

Mukul Ranjan to Launch His Romance Fiction Novel “Cold Cock”

September 27: Adult romance fiction stories are a genre that is in the nascent stages of its development. In a short time, authors have taken the liberty to explore it in different ways and hence, the product created every time is bot interesting, exciting and has an impact more than the work written earlier in the same genre. While it may bother the readers on moralistic grounds, yet it excites them closely and invites them to read more. The book “Cold Cock” (https://www.amazon.in/dp/9354463908) by Mukul Ranjan has a title that would give out multiple meanings and interpretations to the readers yet, the exciting yet seemingly paradoxical placement of words hypes the imagination altogether.

The author, Mukul Ranjan is a director and screenwriter in the Hindi film industry. His origins lie in Bihar’s Madhubani district. He is a humanities graduate from Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University. Later he took his Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University. Journalism was not his calling as he considers himself primarily a raconteur. He started his career as a screenwriter with a Hindi film. He has written and directed several movies, documentaries and TV shows. Singing, travelling and working towards sustainable living are his hobbies. Cold Cock is his debut novel.

“Cold Clock” is a story revolving around adult life situations and the television industry. Ranjan explores all that goes behind the glitz and glamor and the limelight in the lives of people. While for many readers, the book may appear to be attracting them instantly, some may find their moral values being hit upon time and again. But one thing remains undeniable, the flavor of reality that the author enriches the book with. He does this in an unabashed and fearless manner which makes the book all the more relevant and meaningful in the light of today’s writing which is not merely a fragment of reality but the whole of it. Therefore, when the readers find the book featuring few sensual and adult scenes, it is all acceptable naturally and makes absolute sense. Thus, “Cold Clock” published by Evincepub Publishing (https://evincepub.com/) is a good read for someone who likes reading not just adult stories but also content which bears strong impressions of reality and is true to life.

As the story of “Cold Cock” begins, the readers notice how the world of acting and creating an artificial reality begin from the first step, when a person is stepping into the field. They can clearly see how these events unfold and ultimately revolve around a single reality through the protagonist, Dakshina and her life. Through the discussion between Swapan, Dakshina, Ram Charittar and other members, the readers also get to know about how things conspire and how events unfold in the glamour industry. They get to know what happens behind closed doors and how decisions are made. At the same time, the author also hints at the power or vulnerability a woman faces in the world which is more or less dominated by men and how it is a challenge to stay strong without letting emotions get the best out of a person. The book is written through Dakshina telling her own story through her pen. She comes out of every difficult situation stronger. In the world of men in television industry she manages to do her best and mark her own place. She breaks free of the strings that the author creates and emerges with a different identity altogether. She introduces herself not just as a rebel but also the one who is bent on making a difference and living life on her terms. It requires tremendous courage but overall, her fearlessness is what wins her the favor of the readers in no time. Through the discussions and dialogues, the readers also get to know many facts about the television industry and the secrets which would otherwise remain hidden.

As the language of the book is simple anyone can understand the book easily. The author has written the book in a slow-paced style. The book is a good read for young girls who want to make their career in journalism and advertising as the story of Dakshina is an inspiring one as to how she handles varied situations of her life. The protagonist, Dakshina always moves ahead and thinks of solutions more than excuses and problems. This also shows her abilities to think out of the box and make an impact just by the correct use of brains. Dakshina also discusses porn movies without any shame in her eyes and guilt in her heart with all the people because she was determined to rise high in all the aspects of her life. For her, nothing is a social taboo, rather a part of life. This kind of attitude helps her think openly and with a mindset much broader than her counterparts, whether males or females.

Sanjay and Mynah are other characters of significance in the story. They are of a very sound understanding and both help Dakshina a lot in her all adventures. They guide her when she is wrong and support her when she feels demotivated. The story has so many ups and downs that a reader would feel overwhelming yet exciting. The author has maintained the suspense till the end of the story and the story gets more and more interesting gradually with each page. Overall, it can be said that the readers who want to read content based strongly on reality should try reading “Cold Cock” by Mukul Ranjan.

 

Business

Odisha Govt’s “Mo School Abhiyan”: OSL Backs Up Cuttack Dist Schools

Cuttack (Odisha) [India], September 27: As a prime part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) has extended support to the schools of Cuttack district under the ambitious “Mo School Abhiyan Parichalana Sangathan” (MSAPS) launched by the Government of Odisha.

MSAPS is an initiative by the Odisha School & Mass Education Department (S&ME) in a bid to transform the ambience and qualitative environment of our schools across the state.

Being a leading and responsive company in Odisha, OSL has contributed a sum of Rs 20,00,000 (INR twenty lakh) meant for providing better facilities in the spheres of games, music and other activities under the “Mission Zero F Initiative”.

The District Level Committee (DLC) will select the schools where the donation will be utilized.

At a special programme held, Shri P K Pattnaik, Head of Estate Department, OSL, handed over the cheque to Shri Bhabani Shankar Chayani, Collector, Cuttack, in the presence of Smt. Rashmita Mishra, District coordinator, “Mission Zero F Initiative”, Cuttack.

Speaking on the purpose of such support and contribution, Shri Mahimananda Mishra, Managing Director (MD), OSL Group, said, “OSL Group is fully committed to the development of children in Odisha. Odisha Government’s Mo School Abhiyan is a robust approach towards building a brighter future for the state.”

“Whatever transformation has taken place in the schools across the state is a big step initiated by the State Government under the able leadership of Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik towards the brighter future of our children,” Mishra lauded.

Pertinent to note that OSL Group, as a major corporate house in the state, has been helping the Odisha Government during the Covid crisis through its various welfare activities.

In a quick response to the clarion call made by the Hon’ble Chief Minister urging people to wear masks amid the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic, OSL Group distributed one lakh masks to the general public for creating awareness on the merits of religiously using masks to beat the pandemic.

OSL Group also extended logistic support in the unloading of medical oxygen cylinders at the Paradip Port.

The group also carried out the Customs and Airport clearances of a special cargo flight carrying the consignment of 1300 medical grade oxygen cylinders as well as other medical consumables which were airlifted from China. This support was extended by not claiming any service charges.

Business

Indian-Owned Phonato Studios’ Games Cross 10 Million Downloads

With Phonato Studios, two Jamia graduates, Faisal Abidi and Raghib Khan, aim to establish India’s foothold in the global gaming industry.

Wilmington (DE) [USA], September 26: Phonato Studios, a mobile game development company, has surpassed over 10 million downloads of its gaming titles and achieved an exponential increase in market penetration, especially in the North American market.

Founded by two Jamia Millia Islamia graduates, Faisal Abidi and Raghib Khan, in 2013, the company has witnessed significant growth figures, a remarkable feat for a bootstrapped Indian company in an industry primarily ruled by American, Chinese, and European firms.

The primary factors that have contributed to the success of Phonato Studios are a great team, an intricate understanding of the current gaming market, and the decision of the founders to go the “bootstrap way” from day one while staying true to their vision of delivering the best possible gaming experience. Notably, Phonato Studios – remains entirely debt-free to date, and its game titles have received an average of 4.5+ star reviews on Google Play and the iOS App Store.

For both Faisal and Raghib, bootstrapping was a personal resolution. “Being self-funded allowed us a lot of creative freedom and gave our team the opportunity to tinker with ideas. While many investors would have been sceptical about going into games in the pre-pandemic times, we jumped into it head-on because we knew this was a growing market. Now, our offerings have received critical acclaim, and we are well on our way to expanding our product range,” said Raghib, the Co-Founder and Director of Phonato Studios.

His fellow Co-founder and Director, Faisal, who also heads the services division of their other business, RNF Technologies, added, “Calling the shots worked wonders for us! We could strategically time our growth as and when we felt the market was conducive for it. Being a self-funded company and not answerable to any investors gave us that leverage. It took a lot of patience, determination, and hard work, but as a team, we’ve been our bosses in the truest sense, and we have loved every moment of it.”

The duo stepped into the tech services world with RNF Technologies in 2009 after gaining valuable work experiences at AOL and Google. With a 250+ international client base using its web development and digital marketing services, RNF Technologies proved to be the perfect springboard for Phonato Studios as well as Resource, an IT staff augmentation firm that boasts of several Fortune 500 companies as its clients. Notably, RNF Technologies has been acclaimed as one of the “Top-Performing App Development Companies for 2021” by Clutch, a reputed market research firm in the USA.

In addition to these ventures, the friends-turned-business partners have interests in the B2B events arena. With excellence and innovation being on top of their agenda, they hope to continue cultivating Indian talent and truly “Make in India” to offer impressive services, products, and experiences to its clients across the globe.

 

Lifestyle

Suryodaya Foundation supports 10 young and upcoming artists, groups

The Anuradha Paudwal-led foundation provided a platform to the artists and groups during Ganesh Chaturthi

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 27: Suryodaya Foundation, a social welfare initiative founded by noted playback singer and Padma Shri awardee Anuradha Paudwal, launched ten new and upcoming artists during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

As a part of its Evalese Rop Laviyale Dwari initiative, the Suryodaya Foundation gave a platform to the ten artists to perform on the ten days of the popular festival. The artists are highly talented performers who lost their loved ones to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The initiative was aimed at encouraging the budding artists, and they came out with flying colours. The artists treated the audiences to a musical treat of ten days with their mesmerising performances.

The artists and groups that performed as a part of the initiative include Pandit Aurangabadkar, Shekhar Raje, Sunil Chhagan, Prashant Kalundrekar & Meghna, Jayesh Nikam, Swar Gandhar, Shekhar Niranjan Bhakre, Pravin Phanse, Vadyavrunda Suryasparsha, and Swarmaifil Vadyavrunda.

“The initiative was a humble effort to provide a platform to these young artists. Each of these artists is extremely talented, and what better occasion to make a new beginning in their lives than Ganesh Chaturthi. I appeal everyone to support and encourage these young artists,” says Suryodaya Foundation Founder Dr. Anuradha Paudwal, the voice behind scores of songs in the 1990s that are still as fresh as they were then.

Suryodaya Foundation has been working on various social causes promoting education, healthcare, employment generation, and water conservation efforts focusing on rural development and women empowerment. The foundation also undertook several initiatives to augment the healthcare resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Business

India Fashion Awards Season Two A Fashionable Soiree

New Delhi (India), September 27: Rajanigandha Pearls presents India Fashion Awards is an initiative by Mr. Sanjay Nigam that celebrates the unsung heroes of the fashion industry. Season two of the awards took place in Delhi on 25th September 2021 at Andaz by Hyatt and were powered by Mario and DLF Malls along with Artize, Pepsi and Ebixcash.

The jury comprised of Creative Director-Rocky S, Sonalika Sahay, Maneka Gandhi, Ravi Jaipuria, Prasad Naik, and Varun Rana, Board Member of Board India Fashion Awards Vagish Pathak. Industry members who have worked hard throughout the pandemic were nominated into categories like Designer of the Year, Make-Up Artist of the Year, Model of the Year and New Age Fashion Photographer of the Year.

The winners for season two are: Pushpa Bector as Stylish Business Leader of the Year, MissMalini as Social Media Personality of the Year, Pujan Sharma for Coup De food presents Backstage Manager of the Year, Akshay Tyagi won Artize Presents New Age Fashion Stylist of the Year Award, Lokesh Sharma for New Age Show Director of the Year, Maddy (Made Art) won the Cream Bell Presents Emerging Fashion Photographer of the Year Award, Richa Dave won Pepsi Presents New Age Model of the Year Ramp, Avanti Nagrath won Pepsi Presents New Age Model of the Year Editorial, Feat Artists won Blyss by B presents New Age Talent Management Agency of the Year, Siddharth Tytler won Noa Fragrances Presents Influential Model of the Year, Karan Torani won Rajnigandha Pearls Presents Sparkling Emerging Designer of the Year and Nitibha Kaul won Havells Presents Fashion trend Setter of the Year.

Sahil Kochhar won Innovative Designer in craft Techniques, Abhishek Singh won Most Fashionable Officer of the Year, Namrata Soni won Makeup – Artist of the Year, Gautam Kalra won Artize Presents Fashion Stylist of the Year, Arjun Mark won Fashion Photographer of the Year, Anu Ahuja won Show Director of the Year, Kanika Dev won Model of the Year Editorial, Zander won Super Model of the year – Ramp, Sony Kaur won Super Model of the year – Ramp, INEGA won Talent Management Agency of the Year, Gaurang Shah won Designer of the year – Handlooms and Textiles, Nikhil Shantanu won Rajnigandha Pearls Presents Shining Designer of the year – Men’s Wear, Gaurav Gupta won EBIX Cash Presents Designer of the year Bridal Wear – Fusion, Tarun Tahillani won Ebix Cash Presents Designer of the year Bridal Wear – Indian, Anamika Khanna won Designer of the year – Jury Choice.

Furthermore- Conrad Sangma won Leader of Sustainability, Tarun Khiwal won Legendary Photographer of the Country, Muzamil Ibrahim won Legendary Super Model, Shobhita Dhulipala won Youth Fashion Icon, Sunil Grover won Versatile Personality of the Year, Raghav Chadha won Stylish Politician of the Year, Vaishali S won Designer of the Year – International Fame, Suneet Varma won Designer of the Year (Popular Choice), Rohit Bal won Legendary Fashion Designer for Contribution to Indian Fashion and Manish Malhotra won Legendary Fashion Designer for Contribution to Indian Film & Fashion.

 

Business

Weinnovate Biosolutions Gets Featured In List of Top 10 Biotech Companies 2021

September 27: Weinnovate Biosolutions Private Limited (WIBPL) gets featured in the top 10 biotech companies in 2021 list with pioneer Indian biotechnology institutes like the Serum Institute and Biocon. The Pune, Maharashtra-based company, WIBPL, has been listed in the prestigious top 10 biotech companies in 2021 list for developing antimicrobial solutions that reduce incidences of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI).

The ISO-certified Startup company, WIBPL, has been founded by Dr. Milind Choudhari CEO, Dr. Anupama S. Engineer, and Dr. Prasad Bhagat in 2016. The sole purpose of the company is to serve quality and affordable infection prevention & control healthcare solutions. “We develop quality and affordable biotechnology solutions without compromise”, says Dr. Milind Choudhari, Founder and CEO of WIBPL. They are a dedicated team of technologists and scientists that aim to provide efficient, rapid, affordable, and advanced healthcare solutions.

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) are those infections that people usually catch while they are hospitalized. Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality across the globe. To prevent the spread of HAIs, the need for effective infection prevention policies and control procedures is quintessential. The spread of HAIs is a huge cost for both the hospital as well as the patient. While they increase a patient’s length of stay in the hospital as well as finances. In the case of the hospitals, they lead to longer bed occupancy and reduces the number of patients they could serve instead. Some common types of HAIs are bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated – pneumonia, and other nosocomial infections.

The hospital management, physician, nursing staff, central sterilization service, food service, laundry service, housekeeping, and infection control team play a huge role in preventing the spread of HAIs. Every individual and healthcare service provider is equally responsible for the prevention of HAIs. However, the absence of trained health workers, incompetent surveillance, limited staff training, less focus on prevention activities, non-operational national and regional prevention programs are some of the biggest loopholes in existing prevention solutions.

HAIs are spreading like wildfire despite the implementation of existing prevention solutions. Realizing the need of the hour several biotechnology companies have come up with new and innovative biotechnology solutions. One such incredible solution is the WIBPL’s unique, patented, and next-generation antimicrobial device, ‘SilvoGuard’ Antimicrobial Medical device. The SilvoGuard medical devices prevent the spread of HAIs by preventing bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on the surfaces of medical devices. The main objective is to ensure zero infections occur during the stay of a patient in the hospital.

SilvoGuard Antimicrobial Medical devices are based upon the next-gen NanoAgCide™ technology. The technology is a colloidal and antimicrobial silver nanoparticle solution that has been clinically tested for being highly effective. From making the product services non-toxic to antimicrobial for lifetime use, WIBPL’s products like SilvoGuard Antimicrobial Foley Catheter prevent the spread of infections and reduce intake of antibiotics to control it. Thus, money saved by using SilvoGuard overweighs the amount spent otherwise on antibiotic treatments, diagnostic tests, etc. in case infection occurs.

Medical devices are responsible for a large portion of nosocomial infections, particularly in critically ill patients. Device-associated infections can cause major medical and economic sequelae. Amongst HAI, 80% of cases of urinary tract infection are catheter-related. Catheter is one of the fast running medical consumables used for all bed-ridden patients for assisting urination. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CA-UTI) results in prolonged hospital stay by almost 17 days and adds to increased hospital bill. The average rate of occupancy of bed for any hospital is also detrimentally affected by CAUTI. With such background, it is of utmost importance to use an antimicrobial catheter that will prevent the incidences of UTI. WIBPL has designed SilvoGuard Antimicrobial Foley catheter, which is made 100% antimicrobial using its patented silver nanoparticle technology. SilvoGuard Antimicrobial Foley Catheters have clinically proven to inhibit the occurrence of UTI. SilvoGuard catheters are environmentally friendly and does not contain any toxic chemicals. Currently, CAUTI is addressed by administering empirical, broad-spectrum antibiotics to the patients who are catheterized. Such empirical antibiotic treatment can lead to the rise of antimicrobial resistance and multi-drug resistant pathogens.

In only a few months duration, the SilvoGuard Antimicrobial catheters have been used across hospitals all over India. More than 10,000 patients have been catheterized with SilvoGuard Catheters and have been successfully saved from the risk of developing CA-UTI. WIBPL aims to touch more than 50,000 lives in 2021-22. The catheters have been thoroughly tested by several third parties, and studies have been published highlighting the efficiency of the SilvoGuard catheters. Several more peer-reviewed publications are on the way for SilvoGuard. Sharing the vision with WIBPL to make India AtmaNirbhar by using Make-In-India healthcare products, the company has been backed by one of India’s top Venture Capitalists, Chiratae Ventures. With this financial muscle backing, the company aims to grow massively in years to come.

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