Daily Archive: February 18, 2019

One of World’s Top Management Guru Charles Handy gets inclined towards community first business model of Jaipu r Rugs

History has witnessed that any business that has kept community service in its core has always succeeded and is the most sustainable business model. In today’s competitive business environment, it has become imperative for any business to have aim of betterment of society to go hand-in-hand with business goals. Charles Handy, who is an internationally acclaimed business thinker is on his visit to India to study business model of Jaipur Rugs which coincides with his business philosophy of sustainable business model.

Mr Handy is one of the most respected business thinkers globally and an expert on Organisation Culture. He received the lifetime achievement award in 2011 and he was rated second on the Thinkers 50 list (a private list of the most influential living management thinkers) in 2001. He was placed second in the first-ever survey of the World’s Management Gurus, which had business icons Bill Gates and Richard Branson appearing on the 9th and 29th positions on the same list.

Mr. Charles Handy while addressing the industry leaders said, “Jaipur Rugs works on unique bottoms up system where the success of organisation depends upon the people who are making the rugs which is unique as most of the organisations work top to bottom concept. I feel that the mantra for successful and sustainable future organisations is growing together.”

Jaipur Rugs works with close to 40,000 artisans in 600 villages in India, providing families with sustainable livelihood at their doorsteps. Integrating current designs with the sustenance of poor communities, Jaipur Rugs brings weaver’s art directly to homes and delivers not just a carpet but the blessings of a family. To study the business model of Jaipur Rugs, Mr. Handy along with Mr. Nand Kishore Chaudhary will visit artisans in different villages of Rajasthan. Mr. Handy along with Mr. Nand Kishore Chaudhary addressed more than 100 industry leaders on building sustainable business model which he thinks is the future of building successful businesses.

IIMC Alumni Association felicitates winners of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards, announces scholarships and medical assistance fund

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) announced winners of the ‘3rd IFFCO IIMCAA Awards’ during the annual alumni meet – Connections 2019, held on Sunday at IIMC HQ in New Delhi. The seventh edition of the national-level alumni meet started with two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the CRPF soldiers martyred in Pulwama.

The national meet of Connections 2019 in Delhi will be followed by chapter-level meets in more than 15 cities in India and abroad including Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Patna, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Raipur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Singapore and Dhaka – in next two months.

The IIMC Alumni Association also hosted a Kavi Sammelan and Mushayara in the memory of the Pulwama martyrs in which Prof. Waseem Barelwi, Dr. Nawaz Deobandi, Poet Gajendra Solanki and Dr. Praveen Shukla presented poems on patriotism.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. KG Suresh, Director General announced several new initiatives taken by IIMC and shared recent achievements of the institute including getting letter of intent to become a deemed university. Mr. Suresh said, “Our Alumni have made a mark for themselves bringing laurels for themselves and for the institution.”

IIMCAA President Mr. Prasad Sanyal, in his presidential address, announced to start IIMCAA Medical Assistance Fund for alumni in medical need which will be chaired by a committee led by Mr. Kalyan Ranjan. IIMCAA also announced to give 7 scholarship of 25000 INR each to IIMC students every year.

In the 3rd IFFCO IIMCAA Awards, 35 Mass Communication professionals were awarded cash prizes of INR 21,000 to INR 51,000. This year, Tuberculosis awareness campaigner Nandita Venkatesan felicitated as Alumni of the Year and Goonj Co Founder Meenakshi Gupta felicitated for Public Service. Awards were given in various categories including 11 Awards in Reporting, 12 awards in Production, 9 awards in Advertising, PR & Communications and 1 in media research. Shruti Jain was awarded with the highest winning amount of INR 51,000 for Agricultural reporting while others received the winning amount of INR 21,000.

Brig. K.G. Behl Retd ask to be careful of anti-national elements spreading rumours against Police or Army

Let us be careful of anti-national elements spreading rumours against Police / Army for security lapses rather than blaming terrorists and Pakistan

Rumours are being spread to blame Police / Defense Forces for security lapse as incidents have taken place in our country, rather than blaming terrorists and Pakistan who are the main culprits behind these tragedies

An impression is being created by certain sections of the society that the incidents at the border are taking place due to the negligence of the security by the Police / Defense Forces. But the fact remains due to strict security measures no intrusion was being allowed and practically all those who tried to intrude into the country were killed. From the recent incidents it is very evident that some of the terrorists had earlier taken shelter with some of the border residents and planned the attacks which includes Pulwama and other places where incidents have taken place. It has been noticed on the stone pelting youths came to avoid the killing of the Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Kamran Gazi and others which shows that they are hand in glove with the terrorists. As such strict action need to be taken against those as well and also those who support them.

It is good that the security cover provided to Hurriyat leaders has been withdrawn and it is quite likely that more such exposures will come up of their league with the terrorists. Action also needs to be taken against all those who inspite of all these causalities are supporting Pakistan and recommend dialogue with Pakistan.

Pakistan needs to be taught a lesson so that they desist from supporting terrorists and induce them to intrude into India and create troubles. All of us must join hands with the Govt. and strengthen their resolve to take action against Pakistan who supports terrorism.

Since such terrorists from Pakistan are spread all over the country and are planning terrorist activities it becomes incumbent on all of us to be vigilant of such persons and report to the concerned authorities of such suspected persons so that suitable action could be taken against them in time.

Smartphone with world’s first 7nm Chipset- HUAWEI Mate20 Pro to go on sale again on Amazon.in

Huawei Consumer Business Group, India has announced a sale for its latest flagship device, the Huawei Mate20 Pro starting February 23, 2019. Critically acclaimed and one of the best-selling Huawei smartphones, it will be available with an exciting offer on Amazon.in. After receiving an overwhelming response from consumers for the last two sales and selling out almost instantaneously, The HUAWEI Mate20 Pro will be available again at INR 69990 along with Huawei’s latest 15W wireless charger worth INR 3999 for free.

Backed by a Lecia triple lens camera & 4,200mAh battery, the Mate 20 Pro offers wireless reverse charging that makes the handset a charging pad for other Qi-enabled devices and packs 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Additionally, it offers 3D Face Unlock support as well. It is the world’s first smartphone to support the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, allowing consumers to experience download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps. It also supports the world’s fastest Wi-Fi connection speeds–2GB footage requires only 10 seconds to download. The top-end flagship also supports dual-band (L1+L5) GPS positioning technology. The AI GPS Satellite Selection technology enhances the positioning accuracy across a wide range of scenarios.

Besides superb performance, the device also features groundbreaking improvement on battery life. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro houses a large, high-density 4200mAh battery, and supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which gives the device 70 percent charge in 30 minutes. The safety of the technology is certified by TÜV Rheinland.

Aaj Tak and India Today TV make a clean sweep at the Exchange4Media News Broadcasting Awards

India Today Group Channels Aaj Tak and India Today TV won 19 awards out of a total of around 40 categories at the 11th ENBA Awards. This record haul is a significant reminder of the undisputed leadership position of India Today Group channels across Editorial, Production, and Creative capabilities. The Group bagged both the title categories with Aaj Tak winning the Best Hindi News Channel of the year and India Today TV securing the Best English News Channel of the year.

Anchors Rahul Kanwal and Anjana Om Kashyap were awarded as the Best Anchors (English & Hindi). India Today TV’s Shiv Aroor was adjudged the Best Reporter – English for his coverage of Karnataka’s Cauvery & Kolar issues. Managing Editor of TV Today Network – Supriya Prasad was bestowed with the Best Editor-in-Chief – Hindi for Aaj Tak. Notably the awards for best performance in coverage for general news incidents like former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Death Coverage and Journalist Mausami Singh’s coverage of the Thailand rescue won accolades for Aaj Tak.

Commenting on the haul of 19 awards, Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson, India Today Group commended the efforts of her team- "These awards are a testament to the exceptional standards of journalism upheld by Aaj Tak and India Today TV teams. We promise to live by our legacy of trust and integrity. Like always, we would like to accept these awards with a promise that the best is yet to come”

Under the programming category, Aaj Tak won the Gold award for the best current affairs programme in Hindi ‘Vishesh’; the Jury award for best current affairs programme in Hindi ‘Sehmi Galliyan’; the best business programme – ‘Budget 2018-19’ and the best talk show – ‘Halla Bol’. Aaj Tak also excelled in the personality category by securing the award for the best video editor Hindi ‘Amit, Fahim, Gaurav – AAA Dwarka’ and the best news producer Hindi ‘Navin Kumar – Dustak’. The channel also outperformed in the marketing category by winning the best channel or programme promo Hindi ‘Saare Jahan se Sacha.’

Under the programming category, India Today TV secured the award for the best current affairs programme in English ‘Surviving Bastar’; best in-depth series English ‘Kashmiri who never left’. India Today TV also excelled in the personality category by winning the best video editor English ‘Satish Kapoor – The Kashmiri who never Left’ and best news producer English ‘Samkhya Edamaruku – Gujarat & Karnataka election coverage’.