Zoapi unveils new brand identity and product upgrade, doubling down on growth of hybrid work culture

Bengaluru, 6 May 2023: Zoapi, the WeWork India-backed conferencing and collaboration platform has announced its latest upgrades along with a refreshed brand identity. This upgrade is set to unlock new levels of collaboration, reduce tool ambiguity, and enhance member experience through artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

With the steady growth and adoption of the hybrid work culture, technology has taken center stage in ensuring seamless productivity and connectivity regardless of where employees are located. Businesses of all sizes have realized that a culture of collaboration is the only way forward and Zoapi is uniquely positioned to enable it across all enterprises in the most affordable and universally acceptable manner.

“We are in the golden era of hybrid working where businesses truly believe in the culture of collaboration. As one of the largest flexible workspace providers in the country with a global presence, we are uniquely placed to understand how the future of work is evolving. Combined with our expertise and foresight, Zoapi’s has the potential to grow into a global player, implemented in TV screens and meeting rooms, across all industries,” said Karan Virwani, CEO, WeWork India.

“Our partnership with WeWork India has been instrumental in yielding valuable user insights that have been central to upgrading Zoapi technology. With a focus on enhancing productivity in the workplace, the latest version allows seamless conferencing experience with the introduction of touch controllers for collaboration along with the upgrade of screen sharing technology in laptop and mobile platforms. We look forward to catering to the evolving demand of the workforce and are confident to take our SaaS solution to provide worldwide support for conferences and meeting rooms.”, added Prashanth N.S, Cofounder & CEO, Zoapi Innovations.

Zoapi is a flexible, full-featured collaboration suite that fits into different use cases across large and small enterprises, startups, and flexible workspaces – helping them start a meeting in less than 30 seconds. Supporting multiple conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and many more, the platform delivers an immersive meeting experience, driving greater productivity by maximising time utilisation during meetings, seamless navigation with minimal intervention. In addition, its flexible platform allows customers to customise the solution for their requirement with support for Digital Signage, Access point etc.

Zoapi provides screen sharing & video conferencing for in-person meetings and hybrid teams, supports multiple conferencing apps with internal teams and external vendors along with features like annotation and whiteboarding, and easy switch between attendees. It also enables huddle and conferencing rooms with new age technology to improve productivity.

Shreyas Media, South India’s Largest Marketing, Media & Movie Promotional Events Company spreads their Wings across India

6th May, India – Shreyas Media (Shreyasgroup.net), a leading marketing, media & movie promotional events company, has announced its expansion into new territories, with the goal of becoming a major player in the marketing & promotional events industry. Recently, the company made its debut with their first Bollywood movie launch, Bad Boy, which features Namashi Chakraborty, son of the legendary Mithun Chakraborty, and the actress Amrin Qureshi, daughter of producer Sajid Qureshi. The company has already established itself as a powerhouse in South India and has now set its sights on expanding pan India.

Shreyas Media is a major player in the South Indian film industry, responsible for promoting and marketing many of the region’s biggest movies like Saaho, Pushpa, RRR and many more. The company has done over 2000+ events & 1500+ movie promotions and has also made its mark in brand Positioning, television, digital media and event management.

Shreyas Media

Mr. Shreyas Srinivas, Founder, Shreyas Media says, “Through our formula E=MC2 we want to promote brands & this ecosystem serves as the future ground for Content Marketing Globally. E=MC2 which stands for Entertainment = Media, Content & Celebrities, to create and promote content through offline and online channels, which we believe is the future of marketing and is one of its kind eco system globally.”

Shreyas Media has created an eco-system in the southern region that promotes brands through cinema, resulting in a wide reach for offline advertisement. They have been a pioneer in this innovative approach for over 15 years, which has helped them build a strong presence in the market. Additionally, they amplify this approach in the digital space as well.

Shreyas Media aims to establish a comprehensive system, providing high-quality content that entertains, educates, and informs its audience.

Nexus Seawoods brings to life The Lost World

Nexus Seawoods

Nexus Seawoods brings to life a 48 feet gigantic installation with larger-than-life extinct creatures which move around. Nexus Seawoods is known to curate the best experiences in terms of fashion, food & entertainment—to Navi Mumbaikars. It is also known among its patrons for its awe-inspiring and, often, educational setups. This summer, as always, Nexus Seawoods is the talk of the town as it offers visitors a trip to The Lost World.

The Lost World experience at the mall has 11 larger-than-life animatronics animals and creatures that used to roam the earth at a point in time. So impressive is the detailing and the animation of these installations that you can witness the Woolly Mammoth move its trunk, see the Sabre-Toothed Tiger look around for its prey, and much more! With these species now long extinct, the idea is to showcase to everyone, especially the younger generations, what our planet looked like before human interference. To provide an even deeper learning experience, the mall has installed a ‘Fossil World’ too.

The fun does not end here, the majestic line-up, apart from the aforementioned Mammoths and Sabre-Toothed Tigers, includes Ancient Armadillos, Ground Sloths, and even a Troll. Surrounded by a mock jungle, complete with a waterfall, the creatures can be seen in what used to be their habitat. Add to these installations the fact that a series of art & craft activities for kids is helping them learn new skills.

Solar Industry Mindset Needs to Change from 10 GW a Year to 30 GW a Year: Mercom India Renewables Summit 2023 Highlights

NEW DELHI – May 06, 2023 – Over 300 cleantech professionals, including key stakeholders and decision-makers, gathered at the Mercom India Renewables Summit 2023 in New Delhi from April 26-27 to deliberate on the trajectory of India’s renewable energy sector.

Representatives from the government, industry, and financial institutions agreed at the two-day summit that India is in the midst of an obvious and impressive push to transition to green energy. However, they also called on the government and private businesses to work together to accelerate India’s wind and solar capacity so the country could reach its 2030 target of producing 450 GW in renewable energy by 2030.

In his opening address, Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group, said that, with 165 GW of capacity built to date, India needed to think beyond its cast-in-stone auction trajectory to achieve the 450 GW of renewables by 2030. “We need to think BIGGER and change our mindset from a 10 GW a year [solar] industry to a 30 GW a year industry,” he said.

Prabhu and other experts pointed to frequent policy changes as a major threat that could have the potential to destabilize the energy transition process. Yet, Prabhu was confident in the country’s ability to meet its renewables targets and said Mercom supports the government’s initiatives to shore up domestic manufacturing because that is what is needed for India to become self-sustainable.

One real-life example is Power Finance Corporation, which has already disbursed INR 14,000 crore (US$155 million) in FY 2022-23 to support over 5 GW worth of renewable projects in India, according to PK Sinha, executive director of projects. He said that over US$ 500 billion was still needed for India to meet its 2030 renewable energy goals but added, “global investors have confidence in a maturing Indian renewable energy sector.”

Commenting on solar domestic manufacturing needs, Lalit Bohra, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), spoke about the planned bid trajectory for the next five years: “With tenders being issued and manufacturing capacity plans in place, India should achieve 100 GW more than the targeted capacity by 2047.”

In a nod to the offshore wind industry, Dinesh Jagdale, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said the MNRE has come up with two types of bidding mechanisms – conventional and sea-bed leases – to promote diversified investments.

Attendees at the summit unanimously agreed that, as we move toward a world where renewable energy provides round-the-clock power to consumers, stakeholders will need to embrace hybrid wind-solar, cutting-edge technologies like green hydrogen and the decarbonization of traditional industries like steel and cement.

The Mercom India Renewables Summit was supported by the Solar Energy Corporation of India, Skill Council for Green Jobs, Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States, an MNRE initiative, the National Solar Energy Federation India, and the India Energy Storage Alliance.

Event participants included the who’s who of India’s clean energy sector, including Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NTPC Renewable Energy Limited; Shivanand Nimbargi, MD & CEO, Ayana Renewable; Puneet Gupta, Chief Technology Officer, Adani Solar; Prashant Choubey, President, Avaada Energy; Sujoy Ghosh, Vice President & Country Managing Director -India, First Solar; Rupam Raja, Chief Commercial Officer, Fluence India; among others.

Other notable panelists on day one included: Lalit Bohra, Joint Secretary, MNRE; Dilip Nigam, Adviser at MNRE; Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale, Joint Secretary, MNRE; Chintan Shah, Renewable Energy Expert.

Day two of the event featured industry stalwarts, including: AK Sinha, AGM of SECI; P. K Sinha, Executive Director of Projects at Power Finance Corporation; Joseph Teja, Consultant to NITI Aayog.

Make Mother’s Day Memorable with These 6 Affordable Tech Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for the special woman in your life, you’re not alone. Fortunately, technology has made it easier than ever to find affordable and thoughtful gifts that your mom is sure to love. From practical gadgets to fun and unique accessories, there are plenty of options available that can help you make this Mother’s Day truly memorable. In this article, we’ve rounded up six of the best affordable tech gifts that you can give your mom this Mother’s Day, so you can show her just how much you care without breaking the bank.

Wireless Earbuds

Wireless earbuds are a great gift for moms who love music or are always on the go. They’re portable, comfortable, and offer a great listening experience without the hassle of wires. One of the most popular affordable options on the market right now is the Anker Soundcore Life P2. They’re sweat and water-resistant, have a long battery life, and offer noise-cancellation technology.

Portable Charger

In today’s world, everyone needs to stay connected, and running out of battery life on your phone can be frustrating. A portable charger is a practical gift that your mom will appreciate, especially if she’s always on the go. One of the most affordable and reliable options on the market is the RAVPower Portable Charger. It offers fast charging, multiple USB ports, and a slim design that can fit easily in a purse or bag.

Fitness Tracker

If your mom is into fitness or looking to start a new healthy lifestyle, a fitness tracker is a perfect gift. The Fitbit Inspire 2 is a newly launched affordable option that offers a range of features such as heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and activity tracking. It also offers personalized guided breathing sessions to help reduce stress.

Smart Speaker

A smart speaker is a great gift for moms who love music, cooking, or just want to stay connected with their favorite news or weather updates. The newly launched Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation) is an affordable option that offers high-quality sound, Alexa voice assistant, and the ability to connect with other smart home devices.

Smartwatch

Smartwatch

Smartwatches have become increasingly popular over the years, and they make a perfect gift for moms who love fitness and technology. The newly launched PLAYFIT SLIM2C is a bluetooth-based CALLING smartwatch with a 1.3″ fashionable and circular dial and a rich IPS display. The complete package of the design boasts of a rich, 500 nits brightness display, an IPS panel providing an all-view angle display visibility, a flat dial surface courtesy of the 2.5D glass which rests on top of the display, and an equally irresistible PLAYtime of 5 days. This sleek innovation incorporates a wide range of technological advancements and features designed to meet the on-the-go lifestyle needs of modern-day consumers.

Video Doorbell

Video Doorbell

A video doorbell is a practical gift that can provide your mom with an extra layer of security and convenience. The newly launched Wyze Video Doorbell is an affordable option that offers motion detection, two-way audio, and HD video recording. It can be connected to a smartphone app that allows your mom to see and communicate with visitors from anywhere.

In conclusion, these affordable tech gadgets are great options to spoil your mom on Mother’s Day. They’re practical, useful, and offer a range of features that can enhance her daily life. Whether your mom loves music, fitness, or just staying connected, there’s a tech gadget that’s perfect for her.

Girnar Elevate Summit 23: CarDekho CEO Amit Jain hosts a one-of-it​​s-kind initiative to empower India’s emerging entrepreneurs

Girnar Elevate Summit

6 May, 2023: CarDekho Group CEO, Amit Jain organized the first edition of the two-day Girnar Elevate Summit 23 to empower the Shark Tank Investee companies & others. The Summit, held on 1st & 2nd May ’23 in their Jaipur headquartered office, was a one-of-its-kind event that reflected Amit Jain’s deep interest in personally connecting and guiding the founders of the investee companies.

Shark Tank India has provided a platform for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and attract potential investors. Post the fundraiser at shark tank, the most important element sought after by these investee companies was mentorship and guidance to propel their businesses in a hyper-growth trajectory. To achieve this objective and empower entrepreneurs, Girnar Elevate Summit was conceptualized. The summit is designed to curate bespoke sessions for these companies in various domains, enabling them to expand their horizons and acquire the necessary skills to reach greater heights.

More than 25 investees & other companies, including Dobiee Foods, Ekatra, Funngro, Sahayatha, Maisha, Pflow, and Aadvik Foods among others, participated in the event with the objective of learning from the experts & gaining market insights.

The first day of the event was energizing, commencing with a participants introduction session “Breaking the Ice,” followed by an engaging “Shark Wisdom” connect by Amit Jain. Anurag Jain, the Co-founder, also shared his expertise on “Journey to Build a Unicorn.” The day progressed with various sessions, including “App Technology & product orientation” by Ajay Jangir, Tech Head at CarDekho Group.

In addition, the summit provided a platform for the companies to engage & gain knowledge from industry experts, such as a session by Google on “The Power of YouTube” and an insight on “The Insta-Strategy” by a Meta expert. Mohit Yadav, CEO of Minimalist shared his insights on “Product Differentiation and building a Brand and Community,” while Abhishek Shah, CEO Almo discussed “How to build a D2C stack – What Does It Take to Run It?” & “Fund Raising” session by Rama Bethmangalkar, Qualcomm partners & a session on “ESOP Dynamics” by Sharat Khurana, CEO, Carta. The first day concluded successfully with an “AMA session” called ” Shark Tale,” where Amit Jain answered attendees’ questions.

Following the success of Day 1, Day 2 of the event featured parallel sessions such as “Building a Process-Driven Organization in Finance & Accounts Function by Jitin Kapoor, CEO MMB and working capital management by Gaurav Arora, Head of Investor Relations, CarDekho Group & ‘Building an Effective SEO Strategy’ by Charu Kishnani, Executive Vice President Marketing at CarDekho Group followed by “Building Offline Distribution Network and “Building Community on App. Other sessions included “Building Brands on Insta, “Customer Support Tools & Automation,” “SEO Toolkit Demo,” and “Influencer Marketing ” respectively.

Sharing his thoughts, Amit Jain, CEO & CoFounder CarDekho Group, said, “The Indian startup ecosystem has seen exponential growth in the past few years. In 2022, India emerged as the 3rd largest ecosystem for startups globally. I firmly believe that merely investing in startups is insufficient to propel their growth. To achieve this, startups must be nurtured and supported with the appropriate resources and knowledge. Supporting startups not only creates significant employment opportunities but also helps boost the country’s overall economy. Our first Elevate Summit 23 was an excellent opportunity for us to provide a conducive environment and guide our investee companies in utilizing their resources effectively.”

The Summit has provided a valuable opportunity to cultivate the next wave of leaders who will drive India’s economic growth through technology and innovation. We eagerly anticipate future editions of the event.

Club Vistara Wins Big at Freddie Awards 2023

Bangalore, 6 May 2023: Club Vistara, the frequent flyer program of Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, has won three awards at the prestigious annual Freddie Awards 2023. Club Vistara, was named ‘Program of the Year’ besides winning ‘Best Promotion’ and ‘Best Redemption Ability’ awards at the ceremony held at The Smithsonian, Washington DC.

Club Vistara aced the Freddie Awards with flying colours competing against some of the biggest and oldest frequent flyer programs of Middle East & Asia/Oceania.

In line with its customer-centric approach, Club Vistara has been consistently enhancing the offerings of its lifestyle program with the sole objective of ensuring an elevated experience to its growing member base. The program currently offers value based earning and easy redempetions of flights and upgrades as low as 2000 CV Points and 500 CV points respectively. It recently introduced online complimentary voucher extension and points extension features that offer more flexibility and ease in redeeming CV Points for Award Flights or Upgrades. Club Vistara has also been running several exclusive promotions like the 100% Points Back offer, the Redemption Sale, the Incredible Premium offer, and the Points Transfer Fest which have been well received by its members. To further engage its member base, the program launched interactive campaigns like Club Vistara Escapades, which provided members with an opportunity to win exclusive getaways and immersive experiences, as well as a chance to share their adventures with the world through social media.

Speaking about the achievement, Deepak Rajawat, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara, said, “It is extremely heartening for all of us at Vistara to get recognised at such a prestigious global platform. It is also an encouragement for us to continue delighting our frequent flyer program members by offering them best rewards and travel experiences We would like to sincerely thank all our loyal members for their faith in us and express gratitude to the Freddie Awards for these recognitions.”

The Freddie Awards, established in 1988, are internationally recognized as one of the most coveted accolades in the travel industry and are voted for by frequent flyers and hotel patrons. The awards recognize excellence in six categories, including Program of the Year, Best Promotion, Best Redemption Ability, Best Customer Service, Best Elite Program, and Best Loyalty Credit Card.

Club Vistara is a free-to-join program that offers its members special benefits and privileges like Award Flights, Upgrade Awards, and much more. Vistara remains committed to continue enhancing the program further and ensuring that its members have a memorable experience whenever and wherever they travel.

Manish Patil joins as ONGC Director (Human Resource)

Bangalore, 06 May 2023: Manish Patil has joined as the Director (Human Resource) of the Energy Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC). He took over the charge of the post of Director (HR) of India’s largest energy company on May 5, 2023.

A Mechanical Engineer from the Government Engineering College, Raipur, Mr Patil also holds an Executive MBA degree from the University of Ljubljana, an Advanced Diploma in Cyber Laws from Government Law College, apart from a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (HRM).

Mr Manish Patil’s

Mr Patil is a thorough energy professional having worked across locations and functions with the downstream Maharatna and Fortune 500 energy Company, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil). He brings with him, rich and varied experience of over three decades, spanning Operations & Supplies, Information Systems and Management Services in HR. Mr. Patil’s key profiles include being the Regional HR Head at IndianOil’s Northern Regional Office, followed by a fruitful stint as the Head of Institutional Business in the Southern Region. He has also served as an Executive Director of HR & CSR at IndianOil’s Corporate Office.

Mr. Manish Patil’s extensive experience in the midstream and downstream sectors will be an asset to the ONGC. Sharing his thoughts after taking over as Director (HR), ONGC, he said, “I look forward to contributing to the Company’s growth and transformation and leveraging the rich talent pool of Team ONGC. These are exciting times for the energy sector and I am eager to work alongside 26,000 plus energy soldiers of ONGC in the country.”

India’s Renowned UPSC Educator Avadh Ojha joins Unacademy

India, May 6, 2023 – Unacademy, India’s largest learning platform*, today announced that one of the top UPSC Educators Avadh Ojha has joined the organization as Vice President- UPSC Exams. Avadh Ojha will teach exclusively at the Unacademy Centre for UPSC in New Delhi. His classes will also be live-streamed on the online Unacademy platform.

He will be teaching History and mentoring UPSC Learners at the Unacademy centers and also on the online Unacademy platform. With academic experience spanning nearly two decades, Avadh Ojha will impart his established methodologies to the Learners.

“At Unacademy, our top priority has always been to provide our learners with access to the most exceptional Educators. We take pride in collaborating with Educators who have made significant strides in their respective fields and share our commitment to making education accessible to all. We are thrilled to welcome Avadh Ojha, a distinguished Educator in the field of UPSC to Unacademy”, commented Vivek Sinha, Chief Operating Officer, Unacademy.

“At its core, education is about awakening the mind, while competition serves to test its potential. I hope to be able to enhance both in all learners. Unacademy has revolutionized the way India learns, and I’m excited to be part of this mission to democratise education for all. As an Educator on the platform, I will have the chance to help learners achieve their dream of becoming civil servants by providing them with the best possible knowledge and guidance, said Avadh Ojha, Vice President, Centres, Unacademy.

Avadh Ojha has mentored over 5,00,000 UPSC aspirants and groomed hundreds of aspirants to crack the coveted UPSC exam. His profound passion for history has driven him to share his expertise with students at all levels who are eager to learn.

Batches conducted by Avadh Ojha will commence on 15th May at the Unacademy Centre and the online platform (Unacademy App and website). The Unacademy Centre is located at Plot 3-B, Third Floor, Block 18 A, WEA, Karol Bagh New Delhi, Delhi, 110005.

Give Your Mom the Gift of Glamour this Mother’s Day with Kiko Milano’s Luxurious Eye Makeup and Skincare Line

06 May 2023 With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to show your mom just how much you appreciate her. Kiko Milano offers a range of high-quality, luxurious products that will help your mom feel beautiful and confident on her special day. Treat your mom to a little bit of glamor this Mother’s Day with our stunning Eye makeup and skincare line

Kiko Milano Weightless Perfection Wet And Dry Powder Foundation

Smoothing pressed powder foundation with a matte finish and SPF 30 is ideal for normal to oily skin. The enriched formula contains pomegranate extracts. The enveloping, supple texture evens out the complexion for a flawless, natural look. The foundation glides on easily and is buildable. The product&rsquos sunscreens protect the skin. This innovative pressed powder foundation can be used in two ways: wet or dry. The gunmetal finish with the KK logo engraved on the cover is one of a kind. The compact contains a foundation, a sponge and its holder, a magnetic closure, and a large internal mirror.

Price – INR 1650

Availability: All Kiko Milano stores across India

Kiko Milano Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick

Creamy matte lipstick. The creamy, easily blended texture gives the lips an intense matte look. The application awakens your senses, leaving the lips feeling wonderful. The color glides on effortlessly and is revealed right away. The lipstick is long-lasting. Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick comes in a distinctive, brushed aluminum tube with the KK logo on the top. The magnetic closure ensures that the lipstick is perfectly preserved. Its special square tip allows for a quick, easy application. Available in different shades and finishes for a flawless but fun look.

Price – INR 1250

Availability: All Kiko Milano stores across India

Kiko Milano Definition Waterproof Eyeliner

Liquid Eyeliner with water-resistant formula. The slightly creamy consistency makes it easier to use and suitable for every woman, from the most experienced to the makeup novice.

Price – INR 790

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Kiko Milano Skin Trainer Eyes

Skin Trainer Eyes is a serum that also acts as a personal trainer, offering targeted action to effectively combat bags and dark circles under the eyes. Skin Trainer Eyes is a cosmetics innovation with its formula&rsquos exclusive technological compound it&rsquos a cocktail that revitalizes the area around the eyes by moisturizing and training the skin to maintain its freshness and luminosity every day. Skin Trainer Eyes has a special metal applicator that makes the product easy to apply and instantly leaves the skin feeling refreshingly cool. This cool effect helps reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

Price – INR 1990

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Kiko Milano Skin Trainer

A serum that combats oxidative stress and leaves you with youthful-looking, revitalized skin at any age. A powerful formula, rich in active ingredients, effectively combined to do the following:- boost the energy levels of both young and mature skin, impeding the signs of aging- moisturize the skin according to its needs- provide a healthy-looking complexion, improving cellular oxygenation- smooth and even out the skin through gentle and continuous exfoliation. The texture is light, silky, and rapidly absorbed. Applying the serum is a delight, thanks to its delicate scent.

Price – INR 2800

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Kiko Milano Skin Trainer Cream

Face cream that promotes continuous hydration* and whips the skin into shape at all ages. An advanced concept of cosmetics &ldquoengineering&rdquo with active ingredients effectively combined to do the following:- moisturize the skin according to its needs- revitalize the skin, whether young or mature, impeding the signs of aging- give the skin a healthy look- protect the skin from harmful environmental factors. The creamy, velvety texture envelops the skin, smoothing on easily. It&rsquos a pleasure to apply, thanks to its delicate scent.

Price – INR 3200

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