Business

The Biggest Vertical Farming Project in Nagpur by A S AGRI AND AQUA inaugurated by honorable Minister Nitin Gadkari

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], January 7: A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP, one of the fastest-growing agriculture and aquaculture companies in India and a pioneer in hi-tech soil-based vertical farming technology, held a grand inauguration ceremony for its new state-of-the-art vertical farming project in Nagpur, Maharashtra, with Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari as the Chief Guest.

The grand event was held on 26th December 2021, Sunday, at Geetganga Farms, Mansar, Nagpur. Hon’ble Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, joined the event as the Chief Guest, inaugurating the new project and delivering an inspiring and encouraging speech to the attendees.

Hon’ble Cabinet Minister Shri Sunil Kedar also graced the event and participated in the inauguration ceremony. Guest of Honours included Hon’ble Lok Sabha Member Krupal Tumane, and Hon’ble MLA Ashish Jaiswal.

The new project in Nagpur – which will be one of Asia’s largest vertical farming projects – is the latest step in A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP’s rapid expansion in Maharashtra and aims to bring the immense benefits of soil-based vertical farming technology to the farmers of Vidarbha region.

For years, the region’s farmers have been plagued with problems like drought, absence of rain, climate change, increased dependency on chemical fertilizers, crop failure, poor irrigation facilities, limitations on crop variety, and financial difficulties.

The introduction of A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP’s patented, innovative soil-based vertical farming technology brings immense opportunities to the farmers of Vidarbha.

Soil-based Vertical Farming poly-houses provide the perfect condition for cultivation, heralding a new revolution in the field of agriculture. Vertical farming uses 85% less water and 99% less land, delivering 100 acres worth of yield within one acre. The enclosed environment also allows for temperature control and automized nutrient management, mitigating the risk of pest infestation and unstable weather while enabling year-round crop production.

In addition to the Vertical Farm Poly-houses, A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP is bringing Skill-based Training and Placement Programs at the GNI Campus and Yuva Foundation Campus to enhance the knowledge of agriculture among the farmers and generate new job opportunities for the local youth.

This new project is being inaugurated a mere three months after A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP announced a vertical farming and aquaculture project in Nanded in the Marathwada region. The company had also sponsored and participated in the Smart Urban Farming Expo in Delhi on 27th and 28th November 2021. More recently, the Agro-Vision Exhibition was held in Nagpur from 24th to 27th December 2021.

Since its inception, A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP has been leading the way Soil-Based Vertical Farming in India, championing a revolution in the field of agriculture. The newly inaugurated Nagpur Vertical Farming project represents an inflection point for the company and opens up new opportunities for growth for Vidarsbha’s farmer community.

Entertainment

Mahima Productions drops Paradiso Productions, Project1 Media, and ViaMonk Media from its film Fuddu

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 07:  Mahima Productions, a motion picture company formed by Pradeep Gupta, have dropped Paradiso Productions, Project1 Media and ViaMonk Media and itsownersPawan Kumar Sharma and GandharvSachdev as the co-producers from its debut Bollywood film ‘Fuddu’ released in 2016.

The Fuddu, which went on the screens in October-2016, created a lot of buzz in the industry. Bollywood celebs, including Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif,  Sunny Leone, Sharman Joshi, Gauahar Khan, and Anita Hassanandani, supported the film for its realistic portrayal of life in Mumbai and applauded the performance of the lead actors.

“Paradiso Productions, Project1 Media, and ViaMonk Media, including itsownersPawan Kumar Sharma and GandharvSachdev are no more the co-producers of the film and nor do they have any rights to claim for the same. Mahima Productions is the sole producer of the filmFuddu” said Pradeep Gupta, Producer of film Fuddu and Mahima Productions.

The film depicts the story of Mohan, who has just arrived from Banaras to Mumbai city. He is disturbed to see how people live in cramped houses in the city of Mumbai. His entire world tilts upside down when his wife leaves him for reasons which are untrue. His family too discards him and disrespects him. Being shy, conservative, considerate and dense on the uptake, with eight family members crammed in a ten-by-ten room, he is unable to consummate his marriage and is taunted about it. How he overcomes this difficult situation forms the crux of this rom-com.

Though there are many twists and turns in the plot, what keeps you glued are the unfaltering performances by the reasonably new cast and a well-contained script with well-etched characters. The dialogues are colloquial, witty and laced with the right amount of humour that is relatable.

Fuddu is produced by Pradeep Gupta and co-produced by Mahima Gupta, Ishita Gupta, and Khushi Gupta. The film is directed by Sunil Subramani, and the songs have been sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghosal, JasmineSandlas, and Mohit Chauhan. The songs with the lyrics, “No, she ain’t coming for you mere Bhai” and “Pinjre se tota udaa” pepper the narrative with the right amount of enthusiasm and cheerfulness.

The star cast of the film consists of Shubham (FTI pass out), Swati Kapoor, Paritosh Sand, Shalini Arora, Vikki Ahuja, Shakti Rawal, Sujeet Pathak And Others. Sharman Joshi and Sunny Leone acted in one of its music videos and Gauhar Khan, too, in the film.

Mahima Productions has co-produced some of the episodes of the Savdhaan India series on Life OK, Mariam Khan Reporting Live on Star Plus, to name a few. They also produced the Raktanchal web series (season-1) for the OTT platform MX player. Mahima Productions Limited is a motion picture company formed by Pradeep Gupta, who has been involved with Jagson Group of Companies since 1999.

Meanwhile, Mahima Productions is planning to announce some ongoing and upcoming projects in 2022.

National

Shree Bajrang Sena chief, Hitesh Vishwakarma sets out of Jansampark yatra ahead of the polls in Uttar Pradesh

January 7: Hitesh Vishwakarma, chief of Shree Bajrang Sena has set out on the ‘Jan Sampark’ yatra ahead of the Legislative Assembly elections scheduled to be held in Uttar Pradesh from February to March-2022 to elect 403 members.

Ahead of the Jan Sampark yatra, Shree Bajrang Sena organised a mammoth gathering of its workers and office-bearers at Prayagraj Pragya Sangeet Samiti in Uttar Pradesh recently. Vishwakarma, who is the national president of the Shree Bajrang Sena stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be re-elected in Uttar Pradesh for the progress of Hindutva ideology in India.

Addressing a gathering of more than 1,000 workers from Uttar Pradesh, Vishwakarma said, “BJP will be re-elected to power in Uttar Pradesh for progressing the Hindutva ideology in India. The Karyakartas of Shree Bajrang Sena will be out in the field in their respective districts and villages in support of the BJP”

The meeting started with a two-minute silence to pay tributes to the Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others who died after the Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

National In-charge of Shree Bajrang Sena, Sunil Sharma, National independent in-charge, Munnalalji Chauhan, Uttar Pradesh General Secretary, Amit Srivastav, Uttar Pradesh secretary Gajendra Sharma, media convener  Bipin Vishwakarma remained present at the meeting along with over 1,000 workers of Shree Bajrang Sena.

Vishwakarma will be touring all the districts in Uttar Pradesh to seek votes for the BJP. He (Vishwakarma) also visited Gorakhnath in Gorakhpur on December 14.

Lifestyle

The Limitless and Unstoppable Journey of Saasy Shweta

January 7: Life is short, and the world is wide; that’s what Saasy Shweta, aka Shweta Rajpal truly believes. She inspires people with her travel blogs and real-life travel experiences.

Saasy Shweta is a travel blogger, social media influencer and director of Saasy Digital Media Company, with over 1 lakh 20 thousand followers on Instagram.

She learnt never to stop, and until now, she has been to 25 countries across the world. A few of the famous countries that she visited are Iceland, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Japan, Russia, Spain, Monaco, Scotland and many more.

Shweta Rajpal was a lot more before she started her blogger journey, and that list is never-ending.

Shweta had completed her schooling from Holy Child Convent school. She is a graduate in Journalism from IP University. She was a shining star of the corporate world for many years before she began her blogging journey. She is a very popular social media figure and a well-known celebrity.

She has made headlines for her appearances at many page 3 parties in National Daily newspapers like Times of India, Delhi Times, Zoom Delhi, and many more.

Since she is every brand’s favourite influencer, she has done brand endorsements & collaborations with a lot of big companies. She has also presented herself internationally when she appeared as a panellist live on IBM TV, which was aired across 117 countries.

Last but not least! Shweta has been a part of various live events, speaks on a multitude of informative topics and worked as a subject matter expert on travel & lifestyle.

As said above, the list is never-ending! Saasy Shweta is a multi-talented person who learns never to limit herself. She is also an anchor/emcee for high profile page 3 events, award functions. She even graces the ramp when she walks in fashion shows. She is often spotted being invited as a celebrity guest of various brands, restaurants & club launches.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

~ Helen Keller

And definitely, this quote was meant for Saasy Shweta, aka Shweta Rajpal, who is limitless, unstoppable and a true example of women empowerment.

Business

Sacred Weaves At the Office Inauguration Ceremony of Meta in Gurgaon

January 7: On 9th December 2021, Meta (previously known as Facebook) unveiled its new office in Gurgaon, India. For the inauguration of its first stand-alone office in Asia, Meta invited four budding entrepreneurs to the launch ceremony, which was held in Gurgaon. Notably, Mrs. Shruti Shah, founder and CEO of Sacred Weaves, was one of the four entrepreneurs who was invited to the inauguration ceremony.

The official inauguration ceremony of Meta also saw the presence of big names including the honorable minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar – Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology of India, Sandeep Bhushan – Director Meta Business Group India and the VP & MD of Meta India Ajit Mohan.

Mrs. Shruti Shah, one of the modern-day pioneers of handloom Banarasi sarees in India and the voice of sacred weaves launched the online platform to ensure that the rich fabric is available online and accessible to everyone. The ecommerce platform is not only a place for luxurious purchases but also the fulfilment of grace through the six yards of joy. Shruti adds “I was fortunate to showcase the Sacred Weaves Brand and the rich indian heritage which is re-growing the love for Banarasi sarees among women across the country as well as internationally. Our Banarasi sarees are loved and cherished among women across the world, but more so in India. Of course, the weave has a rich heritage and history associated with it, which makes it even more fascinating to wear even in this modern age.”

Education

Practically Launches an Exciting ‘School and Student Championship Quiz’

Prizes worth INR 11 Lakhs Up For Grabs!

No Enrollment Fee

The last registration date is January 10, 2022

 New Delhi [India], January 7: Leveraging its immersive learning expertise, Practically, India’s first experiential learning app designed to make learning immersive for students of classes 6-12 has launched the ‘School and Student Championship,’ a nationwide school quiz contest. This exciting and unique championship quiz has been introduced to make the onset of the New Year extra special for students and their corresponding schools since both stand a chance to win some exciting prizes. There is no registration fee which makes it a double bonanza.

The quiz offers the top three winners cash prizes of up to INR 6,00,000. Additionally, students also stand a chance to win scholarships worth INR 5,00,000 on the Practically App. The competition will be held in two segments: first for students from grades 6th to 8th and second for 9th to 12th. The questions are curated by the Practically team of experts based on the corresponding age group.

The last date for application is January 10, 2022. The qualifier round will be held on January 12, 2022, and the semi-finals are scheduled on January 13, 2021. The quiz final will be held on January 14, 2022, and winners will be announced on the Practically app and social media channels.

To further elaborate, the cash prize will be equally divided among the winners and the school. The winner will get INR 150,000 cash reward and a 1-year Icon scholarship, the first runner-up will win INR 100,000 cash, and a 1-year Icon Scholarship, the second runner up will get INR 50,000 and a 1-year Icon scholarship. The students who rank between 4th to 10th will get a 6-month Icon Scholarship, while 11th to 15th position holders will get a 1-year Legend scholarship.

Commenting on the initiative, Ms Charu Noheria, Co-Founder & COO of Practicallysaid, “During these tough times, we hope that the quiz will be a refresher for schools and students. We are confident that young and curious minds will be thrilled to participate in the newly launched championship. We have made this School and Student Championship quiz accessible for all to benefit schools and students across the country. The quiz will provide a transparent platform to students  to showcase their capabilities.”

Enrollment Link –https://bit.ly/3q7Mmgo

Last date to register – 10th January 2022

Founded in 2018 by Mr Subbarao Siddabattula, Founder & CEO, Ms Charu Noheria, Co-Founder & COO, and Mr Ilangovel Thulasimani, Co-Founder & CTO, Practically uses next-generation interactive methods, such as Augmented Reality (AR), Simulations and 3D videos for an enhanced learning experience. It is an intelligent, interactive and immersive learning app for classes 6 to 12 with a focus on STEM learning. Life-like simulations and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences are combined with learning pathways to bring learning alive and increase the retention rate of concepts. Recently, we launched the revolutionary #ScanAnything feature becoming the world’s first EdTech company to do so. Practically also offers Live classes, a Coding ++ course, and a 24×7 Seek Help feature for doubt resolution, where students can reach out to subject experts on the platform. 1,500,000 students, more than 350 schools, and 18,000 teachers across India and the Middle East are already benefiting from the engaging content on Practically. You can watch the latest brand commercial on YouTube. The app is available for download for free on Play Store and App Store.