Arpit Thakar, Founder, Rajkaran.com
Surat (Gujarat) [India], May 14: Have you ever thought of an online platform that reduces the communication gap between politicians and citizens in the pre and post-election scenario in India?
If not, then you are soon going to encounter one.
For the first time, India will see the debut of politically social mobile app based platform Rajkaran.com that will allow citizens to directly communicate their queries, thoughts, and questions with the politicians in their constituency / city / state and receive responses directly from politician.
How does Rajkaran.com function?
In the next 90-120 days, politicians, including MLAs, MPs, Counsellors, Ministers, etc., will be procuring their respective handles — similar to other social media handles to avoid any misdeed in future on Rajkaran.com. Every politician who joins Rajkaran.com will have their own profile, list of accomplishments, present position, and agendas.
The politicians will receive ratings for their performance month on month bases by citizens and political journalists. This will not only evaluate the performance on timely manner, but will also help political parties and citizens to understand while election is in process. The aggregated ratings of the politicians will be posted on Rajkaran.com.
Arpit Thakar, the founder of Rajkaran.com, stated, “Rajkaran.com is a novel politically social platform to bridge the communication gap between Indian individuals and politicians. We keep crying about politicians but never took a right approach to see what all they really do time and again. There is a saying “Desh uparwala chala raha hai but actually the hardcore good admistrative politicians are doing good job” Its time to change the perception of young generation and divert them to political activities for sake of good governance and execution.
This is a beta version of an exclusive politically social application for IOS and Android users. “Application will give advance level of data solution to politician and will be providing them ORM (online reputation management) and CRM (citizen relation management) activities. Citizens, celebrities, political journalists, media, organizations, etc., will also be part of Rajkaran.com as end users.”
Arpit, who spent 18 years working abroad in the fields of compliance and regulatory verticals, etc., has a broad experience in Income Tax law in India as well and has worked extensively in the field of education.
“Rajkaran.com is all about positive politics and praising the work of politicians each month for work completed or in progress. In addition, political journalists working for various publications will have a significant say in this system. Arpit stated that they (political journalists) can publish their pieces for free on the platform to reach a larger audience in the country.
According to Arpit, planning for Rajkaran.com began way back in 2004 when he was working in the United States. He desired to build a platform that would provide greater openness on the month-to-month activities and commitments of lawmakers. “When it comes to politics and matters pertaining to India, it is preferable to address them on a homegrown Make in India forum Rajkaran.com and settle them within.” Arpit added.
“We have already begun enlisting politicians on Rajkaran.com in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh” stated Arpit.
Android : bit.ly/rajkaran
iOS : https://apple.co/3M5gGSM
Bhilai (India), May 14: Sarthak Metals Limited, one of India’s leading manufacturer of cored wires and aluminium flipping coils, hat find application in the metallurgical industry, has announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31st, 2022. Revenue from Operations for Q4FY22 stood at ₹147 Crores, EBITDA at ₹12 Crores and PAT at ₹8 Crores. The company has also announced 10% dividend i.e. Rs. 1 every share.
Standalone Financial Highlights for the quarter ended March 31st, 2022:
- Revenue from Operations stood at an all-time high of ₹ 147.2 Crore in Q4FY22, an increase of 129% YoY and 38% sequentially.
- EBITDA (excluding Other Income) stood at ₹ 11.9 Crores in Q4FY22, an increase of 127% YoY and 9% sequentially.
- EBITDA Margins stood at 8.1% in Q4FY22, compared to 10.2% in Q3FY22 and 8.1% in Q4FY21.
- Net Profit stood at an all-time high of ₹ 8.1 Crores in Q4FY22, an increase of 175% YoY and 14% sequentially.
Standalone Financial Highlights for year ended March 31st, 2022:
- Revenue from Operations stood at an all-time high of ₹ 457.3 Crore in FY22, an increase of 106% YoY. • EBITDA (excluding Other Income) stood at ₹ 39.8 Crores in FY22, an increase of 140% YoY.
- EBITDA Margins stood at 8.7% in FY22, compared to 7.5% in FY21.
- Net Profit stood at an all-time high of ₹ 27.5 Crores in FY22, an increase of 244% YoY.
Commenting on the Q4FY22 performance, Sanjay Shah, Executive Director, said:
“We are pleased to report a good set of numbers for Q4FY22, building on our last couple of quarters of sustained good operational and financial performance. The Company has reported its highest ever quarterly topline of INR 147.2 crores, delivering robust growth of 129% on a year-on-year and 38% on a sequential basis. On a full-year basis, the Company has more than doubled its previous year’s topline at INR 457.3 crores for FY22. This performance has been supported by a convergence of two factors i.e. good demand from the steel sector and a significant increase in Sarthak Metals market share for the products categories it is present in. On the profitability front, EBITDA margins grew from 7.5% in FY21 to 8.7% in FY22, supported by a healthy increase in realisations and some operating leverage leading to a 244% growth in PAT for FY22 at INR 27.5 crore.
Our outlook for the coming year remains robust, reinforced by the upcoming capacities and investments in the Indian steel industry. Our clients, some of India’s most prominent steel players, are constantly looking for expansion opportunities. In line with current market demand and to further consolidate Sarthak’s position in its industry, the Company is planning to expand its capacities. The Company is in the process of adding another furnace for aluminium flipping coils that will lead to capacity augmentation of up to 50% of the current capacity, the same is expected to be commissioned in H1FY23. Furthermore, an additional manufacturing line of cored wires is also on the cards for the coming year. To capitalise on opportunities beyond our existing product segments, your Company acquired a 5-acre plot next to our facility, that is reserved for a new strategic business opportunity that the Board of Directors and Senior Management are currently validating.
Given our robust financial performance and strengthened balance sheet position, we have announced a second and final dividend of Re 1 to our shareholders. The total dividend for the year will be Rs 2, subject to shareholder approval in the AGM. Your company looks forward to capitalize on the long-term opportunities offered by the Indian steel industry and the growing Indian economy.”
New Delhi (India), May 14: You no longer need an internet connection for your smart lock to function. Delta, the leader in keyless access solutions for smarter homes based in Singapore, has introduced the ‘Delta X1 Smart Lock Onyx Rose Gold’, the first-of-its-kind ‘No WiFi’ smart lock based on the unique one-time password technology.
“Delta intelligent systems is in a very exciting growth phase that gets us one step closer to our vision of ‘A World without Keys,’ and the potential in the Indian market is greater than ever,” said Delta CEO Elica Josef. Additionally, we compete based on a superior value proposition based on exclusive intellectual property, innovation, and strong brand qualities. This initiative will bring us closer to our customers and partners, allowing our brand to flourish more quickly and effectively.
Josef noted that, unlike traditional smart or digital locks, the Delta smart locks does not require you to be near your Mortise to set up PIN numbers for your guests. Delta’s patented technology allows for the generation of access codes on the fly. Delta Locks are more resistant to WiFi hacking and instability since they operate offline. The smart lock does not require an internet connection in order to function.
Delta, founded in the year 2018, comes with the proprietary smart pin technology allowing the owners to grant access to visitors remotely via time-sensitive PIN codes or Bluetooth keys.
Delta X1 is beautifully designed with the highest quality materials and the smart lock can withstand the hardest weather conditions from wet to freezing temperatures to extreme heat. One can lock and unlock the door whenever they are with their smartphones. The intuitive OLED display and voice guide use the touchscreen to simply add or delete users on the device and it comes with a quick tap entry with a 13.56 MHz frequency, which is perfect for kids and the elderly.
“In the last year, smart locks have assisted millions of hosts in welcoming guests while maintaining social distance.” Contactless check-in has shown to be a perfect solution to provide travellers with safety throughout the COVID pandemic, quickly becoming an industry standard. Delta has worked tirelessly to develop the fingerprint sensor. The sensor is concealed within the front panel of the lock to prevent the possibility of manipulation. It also maintains the aesthetics of seeming slender and sleek to complement any décor,” Josef explained.
~Under Project Akanksha, in association with CGF Samhita, the brand plans to impart skill-based training to 25,000+ commercial vehicle drivers in India over the next 3 years, in line with National Skill India Mission
New Delhi (India), May 14: Tata Motors Finance, a leading Non-Banking Financial Company, and India’s largest financier of Tata commercial vehicles, has always believed in empowering the driver community – one of the key pillars of India’s vast transport and logistics industry. The brand recently took yet another step in this endeavour with the launch of Project Akanksha – its flagship skilling program that aims to impart relevant skill-based trainings to over 25000 drivers across the country, by collaborating with Collective Good Foundation (CGF), Samhita. The project is designed as a holistic and comprehensive upliftment program that covers critical aspects like financial literacy, entrepreneurship, occupation-related skills as well as life skills. The project involves conducting a comprehensive multi-city upliftment and cash flow maintenance program for safeguarding the financial future of the drivers. The program is a combination of academic and practical sessions to help the drivers gain relevant expertise.
The Indian Commercial Vehicle industry is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 18%, to reach 11,80,000 units by FY2025. With consumer demand bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels, a host of infrastructure projects lined up especially in Tier2 & Tier 3 cities, coupled with a massive government spending on capex projects, the demand for commercial vehicles is expected to surge in the next 2-3 years. Through ‘Project Akanksha’, Tata Motors Finance aims to equip the driver community with the requisite arsenal to leverage the upcoming opportunities. The focus is to ensure high impact by not only increasing the scale of training year-on-year, but also enhancing the quality of trainings in order to ensure that the drivers are not just prepared but are more than ready to thrive in any environment. So far trainings have been carried out in 15 cities viz Ambala, Anuppur, Bhojpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Lakhimpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Nammakkal, Patna, Pune, Vizag and Vijayawada, covering over 8000 drivers.
Punit Puri, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Motors Finance shared, “Thanks to the rapidly expanding road network and fast pace of highway construction, along with a booming e-commerce sector, the Indian Commercial Vehicle Market is all set to witness a massive bull-run in the next few years. Increasing urbanization and growth of SMEs are further substantiating the rise of Indian CV industry and we want to ensure that the driver community is able to make the most of the opportunities ahead. As per ASDC and EY’s recent report, there are numerous skills required by drivers like basic mechanics, financial management, vehicle detailing, transport management, etc., as a complementary skill to driving. The report also highlights that road transport segment would require an incremental human resource of 26.36 million to meet its requirements by 2026. On the occasion of International Professional Drivers Day, we are happy to share that Tata Motors Finance has pledged to train 25,000 Indian drivers under ‘Project Akanksha’ in the next 3 years, bridging the financial literacy and skill gap in the driver community, carrying forward the National Skill India Mission.”
“The Indian commercial vehicle driver community is severely underserved and vulnerable to safety issues. Equipping them with skills that can help them build sustainable enterprises is a high priority in our country. By focusing on crucial aspects of their lives – professional, health and financial, we are confident that we can change their attitude and practices with regard to their profession, peers and the industry at large. This partnership will immensely benefit the driver community, empower them through the acquisition of relevant skills and potentially lead to entrepreneurship or community enterprise.” Priya Naik, Co-Founder, Samhita.
Project Akanksha aims to enhance knowledge, address growth barriers and strengthen the driver community through the following focus areas
- Financial Literacy: Sensitize and train them on developing financial acumen and discipline
- Entrepreneurial skills
- Soft Skills for Business and enhancing Employability
- Digital Literacy: Enable them to track and manage their expenses through digital tools.
- Occupation related: Road safety, Substance abuse, Health & Wellness.
Established in 1957, Tata Motors Finance is a Non-Banking Financial Company and one of the pioneers in the vehicle financing industry. Headquartered in Thane (Maharashtra), the brand has a strong footprint across India and operates through its own 250+ branch networks and 700+ channel partners in addition to Tata Motors dealers’ sales outlets. Currently, the brand is servicing over 17000+ pin codes across the country and touched over 2 million customers since its inception. Its portfolio includes loans for new and used vehicles, vehicle and customer lifecycle products like refinancing, working capital, fuel loans, tyre loans, fastag, insurance and many more, along with loans to vendors and suppliers of Tata Motors, all to benefit Tata Motors and its strategic partners.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder & CEO, Koo
Recognized as an innovator impacting the lives of millions, by international nonprofit Rest of World
Features among Rest of World’s 100 most influential tech leaders and innovators worldwide
New Delhi (India), May 14: Koo’s Co-Founder and CEO, Aprameya Radhakrishna has been recognized amongst Top 100 most influential tech leaders by international non-profit journalism organization Rest of World (RoW).
Koo’s core value proposition of enabling self-expression in local languages has been recognized as an innovative and disruptive solution solving a real-world problem, while positively impacting the lives of millions. Koo’s Co-Founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna has been recognized by RoW as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world who are building products for the communities they know best, while overcoming unique challenges.
Koo was built to empower internet users in India – a country where just 10 percent people speak English – to express themselves in their local languages, and discover and interact with their local communities. Koo’s Aprameya Radhakrishna is in fact, the only entrepreneur from India to be featured in the ‘Culture and Social Media’ category in RoW100: Global Tech’s Changemakers – which heralds dynamic entrepreneurs, innovators and investors outside the West, whose outstanding contributions are transforming communities worldwide.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder and CEO, Koo, said, “We are excited and feel privileged to be recognized among RoW100: Global Tech’s Changemakers, which features the most prolific entrepreneurs and visionaries around the world who are shaping the lives of millions through unique, breakthrough solutions. To be recognized by a prestigious organization like Rest of World, is truly an honor for us. We found a gap in language-based micro-blogging and built a solution which offers a superior and immersive multi-language experience. The need for self-expression in local languages is not something unique to India, but a global challenge, since 80% of the world speaks a language other than English. Our solution is globally scalable and relevant to markets across the world. We are focused on bridging the language divide on the open internet, connecting people across linguistic cultures and taking our product, which is built in India, to the rest of the world.”
The Koo App was launched in March 2020 as a multi-lingual, micro-blogging platform to enable Indians to express themselves online in their mother tongue. Koo has been the innovator of language-based micro-blogging. Koo App is currently available in 10 languages – Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali and English. Koo democratizes the voice of Indians by empowering them to share thoughts and express freely in a language of their choice. Among its innovative features, the platform’s translation feature enables the real-time translation of a post across the slew of Indian languages, while retaining the sentiment and context of the original text. This enhances reach and garners greater traction for a user. The Koo App has over 30 million downloads and is actively leveraged by over 7000 people of eminence across politics, sports, media, entertainment, spirituality, and art & culture to connect with their followers in multiple languages.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 14: Sanvi Social Welfare’s, a leading organization for social welfare, organized a Funfield entertainment program for cancer fighting patients at Tata Cancer Hospital. For the last two years, due to the Corona epidemic, public programs were not being organized, so more than 200 cancer patients were entertained through songs, music performances and colorful programs in this program organized under the leadership of Isha Rawat.
The event was organized by Saanvi Social Welfare Organization in association with Tata Cancer Hospital, Little More and Pooja Casting. Isha Rawat, Saanvi Social Welfare Organization along with senior doctors from Tata Hospital and actress NIharica Raizada was present at the event.
On this occasion Isha Rawat said, “We love to do this program with cancer patients after a long gap. Our aim is to share happiness. Saanvi Social Welfare Organization is continuously committed to various social work.
Saanvi Social Welfare Organization has been active for more than five years in the work of many social concerns including education, health in remote villages.
May 14: Bodybuilding in India is a classic mix of the old and the new and young Indians are embracing it with gusto. Championships, at national and international levels, are bringing together handsome bodybuilders of different nationalities in a show of contest. Such competitions have provided a golden opportunity to the fitness industry to grow beyond its traditional boundaries and given rise to a new generation of bodybuilders who are making waves internationally.
Harraj S Lamba, a Mumbai-based fitness expert, has come to be the face of one such contest called “Enhanced Athlete India.” Standing tall at 6’4, this lean and handsome bodybuilder has not just generated millions of fans across the world, but has also represented Enhanced Athlete India in the company of 2-times Mr. Olympia ‘Big Ramy’, at IHFF Sheru class & Dubai Muscle Show 2022.
37-yr-old Big Ramy recently topped the contest rankings at the first round held in the city of Orlando in Florida, U.S. Big Ramy took part in the first round, cutting a massive figure at 300-pounds. Lamba is one of the 16 players at the contest, others including Egyptians Mohammad Shaaban and Hassan Mustafa, who couldn’t qualify for the final round. Even though Big Ramy was crowned Mr. Olympia in the famous contest of the most strongest of men, with his perfect V-shaped back, small waist and sharp jaw-line, Harraj was able to create a positive impact on the audience as well as the jury.
Talking about his first meeting with Big Ramy in Orlando, Harraj says, “Before meeting him, I had known about his conquests in the world of bodybuilding.
However, meeting him in person was quite an experience. He really motivated me and offered genuine advice on bodybuilding.”
Ever since he has put up photographs on his Instagram account, harraj s lamba, he has gained new followers on social media, and he has come to be known as the first Indian to compete in Super League in Las Vegas usa – body building competition at the same platform as “mass monsters” Aaron Reed & Larry Wheels.
Having worked out with bodybuilding greats such as Mike O’Hearn and Dr. Tony Huge has instilled in Harraj Lamba the confidence to carry forward in this field and push himself to achieve his true potential.
Enhanced for life I.g harraj s Lamba
‘Dream, believe, lead, repeat.”
May 14: Meet Seema who has paved her way, proved her mettle, and crushed the stereotype to claim her position.
It takes great creative guts to build high-impact, original communications for technology brands that stand out, and Seema has consistently done so across her work experience. Throughout her career, she has challenged the traditional female creative stereotype by executing business-transforming projects for top IT multi-national brands.
An authentic and inclusive leader, Seema is true to herself and a fresh gush of inspiration for others. She has over 16 years of B2B tech marketing experience working with global cross-functional teams in the area of marketing communications, branding, and sales support. An agile and result-oriented marketer with experience in providing corporate marketing solutions to diverse clients globally, she has not only earned the respect of her superiors to rise as a business leader but has also earned the admiration of her peers.
Seema is a visionary with a disruptor mindset who can adapt to the ever-changing market demands. Creating new is a thing; it’s quite another to scale the innovation from concept to reality; with evidence of success across channels.
Seema joined LTI in 2017 and started as the head of the global Customer Experience team. Her team functions in a shared-service model that owns creatives, content, social media, and client visit experience for the brand. Her work involves collaborating with the brand’s internal & external teams, as well as its vendors across the globe. She worked for some of the biggest IT brands like Infosys, Wipro, and Capgemini before joining LTI. Her career compasses big-hitting brand projects to create unmatched customer experiences that help win deals.
She has also been responsible for running the social media platforms.
Her team has helped LTI position itself on the leading edge of digital and social media right from community management to content. Her personal dedication to her ideals concerning customer experience is second to none.
Seema is a strategic thinker, an imagination, and an art enthusiast who loves to brandish her paintbrush encounters as #MeAndMeraki on her social pages.