Drug firm Lupin on Saturday said it has received approval from the US health regulator to market Sevelamer Carbonate for Oral Suspension, used in the control of serum phosphorus with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.
The company has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) Sevelamer Carbonate for Oral Suspension in the American market, Lupin said in a statement.
This product will be manufactured at the company’s Goa facility, it added.
As per IQVIA MAT September 2021 data, Sevelamer Carbonate for Oral Suspension had estimated annual sales of USD 51.7 million in the US.
India: InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (IndiGo) appoints Neetan Chopra as Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO). He will join IndiGo with effect from January 03, 2022. Neetan, with over 25-years’ experience will take on this newly created role.
Neetan is currently the “Group Chief Technology Officer” at Dubai Holding and was previously a Senior VP of IT & Innovation at Emirates. Having begun his career at Accenture Consulting in India in early 1992, Neetan moved to the UAE and joined Emirates in the year 1995 as a Senior IT Manager. From thereon, he steadily grew with Emirates before leaving them in 2018 and joining Dubai Holding as their Group CTO.
The newly created role of CDIO will provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology and digitalization initiatives as an integral part of the of IndiGo’s business strategy. Neetan will spearhead the digitization of IndiGo’s operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, customer centricity and analytical capability, as well as drive the co-creation of new digital business models with internal and external partners and the larger technology ecosystem. Neetan will be responsible for all aspects of IndiGo’s information technology and systems, processes, and organization, with a strong focus on attracting, retaining, and developing key IT and digital talents.
Mr. Ronojoy Dutta, Whole-Time Director & Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo, said, “With IT, Technology and Digital becoming more and more strategic to the company, and the fact that there will be enormous focus in terms of innovation and driving digitalization, we decided to combine the two organizations under a common leadership of a “Chief Digital & Information Officer”. We are so pleased that Neetan Chopra has chosen to come on board with us. His extensive airline experience in technology and digital disruption will be immensely helpful as we chart IndiGo’s future”.
Neetan said, “We live in unprecedented times and for those who are curious, open and driven, the digital era presents a spectacular array of opportunities. I feel privileged and am super excited to return back to my beautiful country and join the trusted, open, and future-focused ‘lean clean flying machine’, IndiGo. I look forward to co-creating the digital future of IndiGo with our passionate employees, our discerning customers, our collaborative partners, and the world’s most vibrant tech ecosystem”.
India: Come the most cheerful time of the year, and the world transpires into a happy comfortable place. Unfortunately, not everyone is privileged enough to have the luxury to enjoy this comfort. With more than 30,000 children left parentless by the pandemic, is it important that we come together and work towards giving them a better future. Igniting this spirit of giving, premium men’s conscious-fashion brand DaMENSCH announced its campaign Gift Of Comfort, where it will donate a part of all purchases made on its website from December 25 – January 5 to India’s largest self-implementing child care NGO – SOS Children’s Villages of India. The funds will be used to brighten the new year festivities of these children by providing them with better livelihood.
Each purchase made between 25th December and 5th January 2022 will be a contribution that benefits the lives of 100 children across the country. The curative programme of SOS Children’s Villages of India reaches out to more than 6,500 once-parentless or abandoned girls and boys in 32 SOS Children’s Villages across the country. Each children’s village has 12-15 family homes, with every home consisting of 10 children on average along with an SOS Mother. All-round development, including education, nutrition, health and psychological development, is taken care of till these children are well settled in life.
Sharing his views on the noble
cause, Gaurav Pushkar, Co-founder – DaMENSCH, stated, “With the pandemic hitting hard, it has become all the more important for society to come together and help communities in need. At DaMENSCH, we are inspired by the principle of living and working together for the greater common cause. This is the season of happiness and giving. This year has been challenging for many and, as a conscientious brand, we are dedicated to bringing more smiles to those in need. In line with this aim and to amplify our CSR efforts, we are proud to partner with SOS Children’s Villages of India to serve parentless and abandoned girls and boys throughout India.”
Commenting on the support, Mr. Sumanta Kar, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India, said: “These times are extremely challenging for all of us, and more so for vulnerable children and communities. Many have lost livelihoods and children have lost parental support. We, at SOS Children’s Villages of India, are extremely committed to the cause of uplifting the caregiver and, subsequently, communities to secure wholesome childcare and development for the most vulnerable. When we come, together, to serve the greater good, the impact is magnified and more expansive. We thank DaMENSCH for their support in amplifying our efforts.”
“UBUNTU – I AM BECAUSE WE ARE”, a nuanced and witty book authored by Dr Shilpa Aroskar, had its first pan-India social launch and the book has won praises from none other than Vidya Balan.
“UBUNTU – I AM BECAUSE WE ARE: Parables of the United Human Spirit” is a compilation of untold real stories of people from different spheres of life, their daily struggle during the pandemic , their resilence and optimism narrated by the author in her trademark wit with humor making one ponder and wonder how did I miss seeing all these.
The author of bestseller YOLO published by Leadstart again, Shilpa Aroskar is a frontline warrior herself, and shares her own experience during trying times and narrates a whole kaleidoscopic human tales about finding love, getting married, virtual wedding, surviving boredom, E schools. She unmask human behaviour and myriads of emotions that gives one a new perspective to life and people.
Talking about the book, Vidya Balan said, “It’s yet another perfect prescription by the pediatrician author; a right dose of wit and wisdom, hope and humor, in these trying times”
“Shilpa’s team approached me for the book launch and I wanted to read it before saying yes. She was kind enough to send me one copy and I just couldn’t close the book before finishing it. I was hooked, the stories are so well weaved and wrapped in despair and hope, being fierce and vulnerable simultaneously. It makes you laugh and cry at same time. It is a must read book and everyone should have it on their book shelf” added Vidya.
Talking about the book, Shilpa said, “I am honoured with the generous words of Vidya, she is kind as always. The word Ubuntu, it is an Zulu origin word, African philosophy meaning a spirit of common humanity, which many of us have experienced during pandemic. During social distancing we all yearned social contact and freedom to breathe and get back to normal. When the suffering was at its peak during the pandemic it was generosity and kindness that helped us survive the storm. I just needed to tell everyone the stories that I’d witnessed about hope, dreams, pain, love and survival , rebuilding, reforming and unlocking small joys through a witty and humorous prospective. What really moved was the sense of greater good during the hard times for in the end the human spirit triumphs.
Malini Nair, Executive Director and Head of Publishing at Leadstart said, “We at Leadstart are proud to publish Ubuntu, a captivating collection of experiences and untold stories; shades of human emotions coming from all walks of life during the pandemic.”
The book is available in paperback at all the leading stores and online portals.
Pune : Inspired by the traditions and knowledge of childcare passed down by grandmothers to mothers, the #Dadi Nani Ke Nuskhe is what CITTA’s range of baby care products pride in. Powered by the prestigious Lexicon Group of Institutions (Pune), this home grown brand brings to millennial parents specially curated baby products for the age groups of 0-5 years. Working on the principle of ‘Tradition backed by Science’ all CITTA products are a culmination of painstaking research into rituals, customers and best practices in baby rearing and caring. Therefore, each one has been designed with thought and age-old wisdom married with state-of-the-art technology and natural Indian ingredients.
Keeping in mind the tender and fragile skin of babies and toddlers, CITTA’s formulations are Safe and Tested that work well for the fast-paced demanding self-sustained life of millennial couples today. That is why, they are developed using natural ingredients and are guaranteed free of parabens, sulphates, silicones, mineral Oil and allergens. Keeping the motto of transparency as a way to serve each parent, CITTA mentions each ingredient clearly on its packaging.
Whether it is the various natural oils, or the oat silk, or the multiple extracts, each one of them has been combined withprecision in a controlled environment and have received all the safety approvals.
Ranging from hair and body cleansers to massage and oiling products for babies CITTA has introduced 11 SKUs that are dermatologist approved, plumed with skin friendly pH, usingGood Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that are cruelty free.This is one reason that the CITTA range of baby-friendly products are already being appreciated by parents from all strata of society.
The bestsellers Baby Balm aka (body butter) for example is loaded with the goodness of Shea butter, that fights drynessand provides deep nourishment to a baby’s skin. It is a soft and supple anti-microbial formula that guarantees longer lasting moisturization due to its unique blend of 7 nourishing oils that provides nourishment, protection and replenishmentand the love of natural antioxidants. The Talc Free Baby powder is an incredible combination of oat silk and corn starch that prevents rashes and itchiness with a supreme absorption capacity and allows its skin-friendly pH properties to help your baby’s skin stay fresh throughout the day.
Similarly, the specially formulized Baby oil is an amazing amalgamation of 12 nourishing oils. Because of this, natural nourishment to skin is guaranteed with long lasting effect, protecting a baby’s tender skin. Non allergic, non-sticky, a fragrance-free formula, the Nourishing Baby Oil is anti-microbial Anti-inflammatory. Other products include CittaTender Foaming Baby Wash, Moisturizing Baby Balm, Soothing Talc Free Baby Powder, Nourishing Baby Massage Oil, Gentle Foaming Baby Shampoo No Tears, to name a few.
Apart from e-retail platforms, the products are now available in 130 and more top medical stores across Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.
2021 saw Squad Spinny grow with 4000+ team members, each driving the Spinny agenda to deliver quality car buying and selling experience
Spinny saw recruitments peaking in October 2021 with 18% recruits being women
Gurugram: Spinny – The pioneering full-stack used car retailing platform – is now 4000+ team members strong. The company also aims to increase their workforce by 5000+ employees by the end of 2022 as it expands deeper into the Indian market.
The company is a benchmark in contactless and completely digital transactions where the complete full-stack capabilities allow for buying and selling cars from home. The entire process is curated to be an online first experience with all details about the car along with a 360-degree view of each car listed on the platform.
Says Niraj Singh, Founder and CEO, of Spinny’s recruitment strategy – “Fulfilling our promise of a quality car for every Indian household and customer delight in the buying or selling experience are our people. Through their commitment and zeal for getting things Spinny-right, people today believe in a Spinny Assured® car and trust us. Every new member of Squad Spinny- and more driven individuals will join their ranks in 2022, know their role – to continue to build up this hard-earned trust.”
Founded in 2015, Spinny is a used car retailing platform that aims to bring about transparency and convenience in the car buying and selling process in India. Spinny operates across the entire value chain of pre-owned cars, embedding superior technology and processes to deliver a premium experience to customers. As a testimony of Spinny’s commitment to transparency and quality, every car on the Spinny platform comes with a 200-point inspection checklist, 5-day no questions asked money-back guarantee, and 1-year after-sales warranty. Currently, Spinny has 36 car hubs that operate across 15 cities – Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore and Coimbatore.
Thailand Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Siriraj Hospital, and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. on Thursday jointly launched the “Siriraj World Class 5G Smart Hospital.”
Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, presided over the inauguration ceremony alongside Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, MD, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, Colonel Natee Sukonrat, Ph.D, Vice-Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Mr. Han Zhiqiang, Ambassador of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand, Mr. Abel Deng, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Thailand, as well as Assoc. Prof. Visit Vamvanij, MD, Director of Siriraj Hospital, Assoc. Prof. Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, Vice Director of Siriraj Hospital.
The Joint Launch Ceremony of Siriraj 5G Smart Hospital
This project remarks the first and largest 5G smart hospital project in Thailand and the ASEAN region. It aims to bring more efficient and convenient experience to patients by introducing technologies such as 5G, cloud, and artificial intelligence, and promote Siriraj Hospital to become a model for smart hospitals in Thailand and the world. At the same time, Siriraj Hospital and Huawei will establish a Joint Innovation Lab to incubate innovative 5G applications. Currently, the two parties have started piloting 5G portable medical boxes, 5G unmanned vehicle, 5G medical carts, and 5G smart hospital beds. It is expected that 30 5G medical applications will be incubated and promoted nationwide in 2022.
General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, addressed the national policy on 5G technology and digital economy, stating, “The Thai government understands the importance of technology, successfully drafting a plan for Digital Thailand, and today is an important first step in the utilization of digital technologies and 5G in the medical field. This will help reduce processes for medical personnel, decrease overall risk, and will improve the effectiveness and efficacy of healthcare for patients. We will use Siriraj 5G Smart Hospital as a pilot project with the aim of expanding to other hospitals in the future. We admire Siriraj Hospital and Mahidol University, and would like to thank Huawei, NBTC, private organizations, and all other partners involved in this project. We hope the project will act as a blueprint for all Smart Hospitals in Thailand going forward.”
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Visits 5G Smart Hospital Exhibitions
Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, MD, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, shared the background and development of implementing Siriraj’s Smart Hospital Project with 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) to build a model for “Smart Hospitals” in collaboration with its partners – introducing 5G, Cloud, AI, and Digital Disruption technologies for application in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation to enhance the quality and productivity of medical services, bring about good experiences while using its services, provide people in remote areas with better opportunities to access advanced tertiary health care services, as well as minimize the disparity and serve as a model for new generations of medical services to the global public health industry. In addition, an Innovation Lab and other innovative platforms were also established to cultivate innovation projects in the future.
Colonel Natee Sukonrat, Ph.D., Vice-Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, addressed the NBTC’s support of the Project by saying that “The NBTC, as the regulatory body of broadcasting and telecommunications businesses, has a key mission for licensing frequencies to accommodate high speed wireless communications in the 5G era, to promote the national telecommunications infrastructure development, and introduce the extension and utilization of technologies to various sectors. This is in line with the government’s policy after the National 5G Committee resolved to approve the pioneer Smart Hospital project as a prototype project for 5G application and foresaw the potential of Siriraj Hospital – equipped with specialists and fully-integrated medical equipment – as being instrumental in development into a smart hospital to produce apparent results.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Siriraj Hospital and Huawei have established long-term cooperation in 5G technology development and application. In June 2020, Siriraj Hospital cooperated with Huawei Thailand to launch 5G self-driving vehicles for contactless delivery of medical supplies. In December 2020, Huawei signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with Siriraj Hospital to accelerate the intelligent operation of Siriraj Hospital using digital technologies such as 5G, including patient monitoring, diagnosis, and data collection, and provide technical training for doctors in the hospital. In 2020, Siriraj won the award from CommunicAsia Awards in the category of “Most Innovative 5G Trial in Asia Pacific Region.”
Mr. Abel Deng, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., highlighted that “Huawei has collaborated with Siriraj Hospital to transform it into a world class 5G Smart Hospital, and introduced the Innovation Lab at Srisavarindira Building as part of its 5G infrastructure project for Siriraj Hospital last year. This signifies a model for upgrading Thailand’s public health industry in the future and contributes to Siriraj’s transition to becoming a Smart Hospital, in line with Huawei’s mission to Grow in Thailand, Contribute to Thailand.”
Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand at Launch Ceremony
This cross-sector collaboration will enhance and upgrade the services of Siriraj Hospital to progress it to become a smart medical center using digital technologies based on 5G, AI, Big Data infrastructure, and Cloud Edge processing for the purpose of patient tracking, disease diagnosis by AI on Cloud, data storage and analysis, and allocation of resources – all of which will help pave the way to fulfill the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital’s vision to become the “Medical Institute of the Nation, a Creator of Global Citizen Wellbeing”, and a Smart Hospital model for other hospitals in Thailand.
– The Brand gained grip over the global market with 60% of the sales pouring in from the countries – UK, Hong Kong, USA, and others
Guwahati: Esah Tea, D2C tea brand delivering fresh teas straight from artisanal small tea growers of Assam and Northeast, has raised 3 core ($400K) in its Pre-series A round from NEDFI Venture Capital Ltd. (NVCL). The fundraising by Esah Tea highlights the existing scope in the market for traditional artisanal teas and authentic handcrafted tea products. Esah is the first tea start-up from Assam to raise VC funding. The brand has earlier raised angel investment from SRD Group and Grant From Assam Startup & NEAT-E-Hub.
Started by a 26-Year-old Teapreneur from Mangaldoi, Esah Tea is based out of the world’s largest tea-growing region Assam. It presents a range of single-origin organic tea blends that are carefully curated to rejuvenate and revive mind, body, and soul with the natural healing qualities of tea leaves sourced from 150+ local gardens and marginal tea growers. In addition to this, the brand also follows an eco-friendly approach ditching the use of plastic teabags and any other harmful substances in their packaging. To promote the environment-friendly approach, Esah Tea has developed the world’s first plastic-free organic cotton tea bags, which are handmade out of pure cotton and cellulose base.
On the fundraise Bijit Sarma, Founder & CEO, ESAH Tea said “The tea from India has always received a lot of acknowledgements in the domestic and international market. However, over the years, over-commercialization dented the authenticity of the product. Esah aims at reviving the same by empowering local small tea gardeners and delivering single-origin, Artisanal fresh teas. We are glad, that our esteemed array of investors infused their trust into our business model.”
The brand currently offers a wide range of Organic tea variants like Whole Leaf Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, White Tea. It also offers an array of flavoured tea products – Organic Assam masala Chai, Rose Black Tea, Lychee Black Tea, along with some popular blends including – English Breakfast Tea, Chamomile and Moringa Tea. Esah Tea products are available on the brand E-Commerce website esahtea.com, along with prominent online marketplace like Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. It can also be availed at offline stores like Repose Bakers Special. Currently, the startup is also delivering to more than 25+ countries through its own D2C online store.
“Esah is producing some world-class tea products. It is maintaining the organic quality which holds a strong market and loyal customer base. The brand has been performing well and appears promising in the longer run. The idea is to together work towards holistic growth of the brand and revival of the industry at large,” said PVSLN Murty, Chairman, NEDFi Ventures.
The company intends to utilize the funds in expanding the marketing and operations team primarily. It will also exhaust a part of the raised investment in developing new products, and launching brand stores in new geographies. The brand is ambitious to convert 20000+ acres of land to organic tea cultivation, and onboard 1000+ Local Small tea growers by 2023.
North East Venture Fund
North East Venture Fund (NEVF), is a North East India focused Venture Fund and is a Joint Initiative of Ministry of DoNER, NEDFI and SIDBI. It is committed to providing support to innovative and scalable business models along with building a healthy startup ecosystem for entrepreneurs from the region.
Established in 2019, by Bijit Sarma, Esah Tea is a brand devoted to giving you the ultimate & fresh tea experience. It believes that joy and warmth can be shared in many forms but is best when shared with a cup of tea. The brand is headquartered in Mangaldoi, Assam and works closely with local tea gardeners to bring the best in the quality. Currently, the brand offers a wide array of products including – Whole Leaf Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, White Tea, Also flavour teas like Organic Assam masala Chai, Rose Black Tea, Lychee Black Tea Also some popular blends are its ionic English Breakfast Tea, herbal blends like Chamomile and Moringa Tea available at esahtea.com
National, 20th December 2021: Kyzer Software, a Fin-Tech in the Banking & Finance Industry, has been felicitated as the Best Trade Finance Implementation at the 03rd Edition of IBS Intelligence Innovation Awards 2021 held virtually on 16th December 2021 having global participants across 48 countries.
Established in 1991, UK headquartered IBS Intelligence is the world’s most trusted source of Financial Technology Research, News Analysis & Advisory. IBSI’s Sales League Table is considered the global industry barometer ranking leading banking technology companies.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Manish Bharucha, CEO, Kyzer Software, said, “We have a great start for FY 2022. I thank IBS for the ‘Best Trade Finance Implementation Award’ for the second consecutive year. A week back we were in news when Kyzer made it to RegTech 100. The banks have validated their faith in us.I am grateful to my team in putting their efforts behind Kyzer achievements.
Kyzer brings Domain expertise & Technical experience as part of its First Suite offering for Trade Finance Automation and Regulatory Management. This is backed by qualified round-the-clock technical support team.
Since its inception in 2016, the company has partnered with 16+ banks across India. On the technology front, the solutions comprise of latest in BPM, DMS, Rules-Engine and API Integrations. And they are continuously working to incorporate New Technologies in future releases.
These Award-Winning solutions are great examples of how in partnership with our banking customers, we can reinvent and shape the future of banking. It also provides intrinsic motivation and improved morale for our Kyzer family. These nominations and awards establish our focused efforts, open numerous doors and gives instant credibility with potential customers.”
ABOUT KYZER SOFTWARE:
Kyzer is a leading banking software company, creating automation solutions that work and help create unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors, and ecosystem partners. Focused towards creation of Banking RegTech, Trade Finance & Automation products supporting wide range of Trade products & “Multiple Regulations” within a unified platform.
They implement solutions to make the digital transformation successful. For over 5 years, leading Indian and Multinational Banks have leveraged Kyzer’s innovative technology and solutions to streamline their processes and drive smarter business decisions.
Gurugram, 20th December 2021: Amid the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, CasaBella Condominium Association with sincere support from Mapsko Management and Dr (Mrs) Inderjeet Yadav, a Social Activist from Hyatpur have conducted sanitization activity of the whole condominium to limit the spread of infection. The Association also plans to implement measures ranging from limiting the entry of visitors and restricting entry to parks to banning renovation work and walking pets in common areas in case of a surge in Covid cases. This sanitation initiative has been taken up by the President of CasaBella Condominium Association, Commander Satyavir Singh (Retd)
Cdr Satyavir Singh, President of CasaBella Condominium Association, said “After reporting of three Covid-19 positive cases in our condominium, which led to one of the towers being considered for declaring it a containment zone, the Association considered various measures to limit the spreading of Covid-19. We couldn’t afford to take a chance in dealing with this new variant of Covid19. However, we have conducted sanitization of the whole condominium. Further, we have advised the residents to follow Covid-19 protocols strictly and urged the affected people to timely report all cases to the Association so that we take immediate action”.
He also said that the Association is ready to establish an 8-10 bed Covid Care Centre at short notice as every piece of equipment including beds, oxygen Cylinders, oxygen Concentrators, etc are already procured during the second wave.
The Association has also set up a three-stage sanitation process for domestic help and vendors — wash hands with soap at a basin located at the entrance and sanitize their hands twice, once at the entrance and the other before entering the tower.
Mr. Rahul Singla, Director, Mapsko Group, said “It is a great initiative taken by the Casabella Condominium Association(CBCA) to limit the spread of covid 19. We realized that the sanitation drive needs to be conducted as the new omicrons variant is more dangerous than the earlier virus. Henceforth, we have instructed the residents of all the societies to strictly follow the measures and guidelines.”