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Dec 17, 2014

Students from FIIT JEE Faridabad shine in National Programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences

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Students from FIIT JEE Faridabad shine in National Programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences

Faridabad, 17 Dec 2014: Students of Faridabad have come out in flying colors, displaying exceptional talent and qualifying in large numbers for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), an ongoing national programme funded by the Government of India to encourage students to study and pursue research in basic sciences.

The results of KVPY 2014 were declared this week. The results announced that 29 students from Faridabad’s FIITJEE centre had qualified in the examination, creating history for coaching institutes of the city.

FIITJEE is India’s most trusted coaching institute that prepares students for IIT and other top engineering institutes as well as other prestigious examinations like Mathematics and Science Olympiads, NTSE etc.

There was a mood of jubilation at FIITJEE Faridabad Centre where students came out with flying colours. All the FIITJEE students who have qualified for the research programme are from long term classroom programs. Teachers at the centre were also overjoyed by the performance of their students, which was the best performance amongst all coaching institutes in the city.

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

FIITJEE Centre Head Mr. Ambarish Srivastava motivated all the students to continue with zest their JEE preparation. He also assured the continued support on part of the centre to the IIT JEE aspirants of the city to produce similar results consistently.
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PURNAM brings the best of entrepreneurs in India

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PURNAM brings the best of entrepreneurs in India with its exclusive lifestyle exhibition in the capital
Provides budding and established entrepreneurs from across the globe with a platform to exhibit their artifacts, home décor products, jewellery, accessories and apparel


New Delhi, December 17, 2014: PURNAM, an exhibitions and events enabling organisation, brought together top talent from both India and abroad to a one-of-its kind lifestyle exhibition in New Delhi’s The Ashoka Hotel in July. Entrepreneurs from all the Indian cities of Mumbai, Amritsar, Jaipur and Kolkata exhibited exquisite home décor products, jewellery, gems, apparel in chiffon and silk, elaborate dupattas, traditional apparel from Benares and delicate handicrafts amongst others. A part of the proceeding from the exhibition was donated to the NGO Akshay Pratishthan, with which the founders of PURNAM have been associated for many years now.


Indu Gupta, Co Founder, Purnam said, “Our endeavour at PURNAM has always been to enable entrepreneurs to widen their horizons with our exhibitions. This time we are also providing buyers the opportunity to get access to the best of lifestyle products from across the globe. This exhibition will set a precedent for the exhibitions’ space in India with our long list of international participants.”

She also added, “Staying true to our commitment of enriching society, we have tied up with Akshay Pratishthan, an NGO that contributes to the welfare of the less fortunate in society. A part of the earnings of the organisation will be contributed towards this noble cause.”

Amongst the exhibitors were Lush Homme, Rock A Bella, Nazan by Indu Abbot, Prayaas - Hissar, Saina Fashion - Amritsar, Bottom Line - Mumbai, Waves International, Zephyr by Jyoti Khosla, Swarn Export, Bezire by Deepa Mehra, Saru International, Gunjan Jain.Gaurika Modi Sunanda from Mumbai, to name a few.

About PURNAM

PURNAM was conceptualised to help driven exhibitors to define their own road in life by exposing them to an unlimited number of buyers they would not meet otherwise. PURNAM is an embodiment of the entrepreneurial flair of four spirited ladies. With a passion to serve, Saroj Bhatia, Indu Gupta, Jani Dhingra and Sarita Baluja joined hands to give exposure to entrepreneurs from different parts of the country and enable them to widen their horizons.

The four founders of PURNAM met each other in 1994 while working together for the reputed NGO, Akshay Pratishthan. They organised fund-raising exhibitions in embassies and later realised that they could take this initiative forward by putting together more such events that gave others a platform to showcase their talent and grow their businesses. In 2006, with this inspiration at its core, PURNAM was incepted.
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Profile of Atit Jain, Co - Founder, Gigstart.com

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Atit Jain
Atit Jain is one of the founders at Gigstart where he is primarily responsible for team and product building. His key focus areas are the demand side of the marketplace, exploring funding opportunities and strategy. However, as the platform is his own brainchild, he oversees almost every aspect of its functioning and growth. Being an academic achiever opened many doors for Atit’s professional growth.

He has a dual degree, a B.Sc in Electronics and Instrumentation and an M.Sc in Economics from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. After this he worked with one of the top global companies, JP Morgan and followed it with a successful stint as one of the core members of Applied Mobile Labs.


The idea to incubate Gigstart came to Atit while he was working with a curated content guide for the perfect weekends. It is here that he had to often handle queries regarding venue and artist bookings for private and social events. He realised how unorganised the market was and how it was dominated by certain event managers who charged unreasonable rates for their services. To streamline the process of finding the right performer, artist or service provider for any occasion, he built Gigstart and enlisted the support of his co-founder, Madhulika Pandey.

Atit Jain, Co - Founder, Gigstart.com
Atit firmly believes that the team of employees at Gigstart has been vital to its present-day success. Many of them are musicians and artists themselves which helps the platform to gain a nuanced approach towards operations. A significant achievement in his journey has been the fact that Gigstart is now empanelled with TV HomeShop 18 and provides them artists for all their live shows. In the future, Atit’s vision for Gigstart is to expand its horizons across the globe and to get many more artists and service providers across genres on board. An adventure enthusiast, Atit is a trained mountaineer, Sky diver and Paraglider. He also loves the adrenaline rush of activities like water skiing and white water rafting. He regards summiting 16,000 ft in Spiti Valley, jumping solo off the plane and flying for five hours as major milestones of his personal life.


About Gigstart.com

Gigstart is a marketplace that facilitates quick and transparent connections between entertainers and party planners. Incepted in December 2013 in New Delhi, the company leads artists, performers and other organisers to their potential clients. It also aims to serve the customer-side by enabling them to make informed choices through verified listings, meaningful reviews and ratings. The main objective of Gigstart is to wipe out numerous interceding channels involved in a conventional event booking process.

On the platform one can find anchors, stand-up comics, singers, dancers, make-up artists and photographers amongst others. Gigstart is a one-stop destination for planning a party or a mega event of any sort. Starting from providing various options, guiding party planners to the best-suited artists and connecting them, to concluding with payment services and contract formalities, it’s a unified platform that offers comprehensive solutions for all entertainment needs.

The founding team at Gigstart previously worked with a lifestyle guide where they planned out perfect weekends for patrons by reviewing restaurants, movies, suggesting quick weekend getaways etc. While handling queries regarding venue and artist bookings for private and social events, they realised that searching for the right artist, emcee, DJ or make-up artists could often end up being a wild goose chase. The market revealed itself to be highly unorganised and majorly dominated by event planners. Also the money that these middle parties charged as facilitation didn’t seem to justify the work they were doing. This inspired the beginning of Gigstart.

The concept of Gigstart plugged a much-needed gap in the Indian market and this was visible in the response that the platform received since its very inception. In the first month, three artists got work through Gigstart and now over 100 bookings are made every month through the platform. Till date, it has successfully organised 54 events with more than 85 artists getting hired thanks to its services. The website has been getting over 2,000 page views every week and at least 8-10 phone calls a day for queries.

The vision of the founders is to create a service sector based on transparency and credibility and streamline a database that ensures one superlative performer for every ceremony. They aim to be the world’s largest marketplace for entertainment services. In the next three months, they hope to have 10,000 service providers on board and envision fixing at least 500 gigs per month, without any query going otiose.

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Anuja Kapur condemned Peshawar Horrible attack

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Anuja Kapur
December 17, 2014: Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 132 people, officials said, is the worst attack to hit the country in years. The majority of the victims are innocent children who came to attend the school as per their schedule but the cruel and ill mentallity of the coward terrorists drenched the school into blood.

This is one of the most horrendous attack which shook the world and left people in tears. The horrific attack, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group. Pakistani P.M Nawaj Sharif rushed to the spot and condemned the assault.

This horrifying attack on innocent people is getting criticism from all around the world. Famous criminal psychologist Mrs. Anuja Kapur said about the attack that, “I am shocked, angry, devastated, humiliated and sad. Just could not understand the purpose of inhumanity towards the young and innocent children who does not realise the politics, terrorism, jihad.

What have Taliban achieved with Peshawar massacre? They might feel powerful after this incident but the cries and grief of many mothers will not let them die in peace. It is shameful and disgraceful act towards humanity which can never be forgotten and forgiven. This is not the right way to access of heaven. May God give courage to the parents and peace to the souls of the children”.

The attack began in the morning hours, with about half a dozen gunmen entering the school - and shooting at random. Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and started exchanging fire with the gunmen.
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Dec 16, 2014

Minister Nitin Gadkari Releases Book - ‘Assorted Thoughts on Project Management’

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Minister Nitin Gadkari Releases Book
Minister Nitin Gadkari Releases Book - ‘Assorted Thoughts on Project Management’

  • The book authored by National President of Project Management Associates (PMA) Mr Adesh Jain dwells on various key aspects of project management

New Delhi, Dec 1​6, 2014: Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari released a book on project management, authored by renowned subject scholar Mr Adesh Jain, that provides valuable insights into the subject, taking cue from which will help project managers across sectors to plan their work effectively.


The book, titled ‘Assorted Thoughts on Project Management’, is a compilation of the author’s thoughts and critical experiences which he has gained over the years while dealing with the subject.


“For any project to get successful, it is important that the nitty gritties are discussed, contemplated and solutions found beforehand so that the projects complete in a time-bound matter and projects remain economically viable. In India, projects are stalled mainly because there is no planning involved and everything moves in a very haphazard manner,” says Mr Jain.


The book is divided into two parts, first part of which deals with various important aspects of project management such as Goals-Strategies-Projects, Decision v/s integration, universal project management processes and New encounters, new experiences, among others.


The second part of the book takes into account assorted articles on varying subjects of project management, including Nucleus of a task -the master key to project management, Human network management, Transparency yields trust, Discovering new horizons in project management.


The book released during the three day Global Symposium on Project Management in the national capital.

Mr Jain, the National President of Project Management Associates (PMA), was also conferred during the symposium the Lifetime Achievement Award by Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy in recognition of his efforts to create a project-oriented India.

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White Rivers Digital bags digital media mandate for Zola.in

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Shrenik Gandhi
White Rivers Digital, a digital marketing agency located in Mumbai, has signed on Zola for managing its digital presence. Having become the 'go to' digital media agency for lifestyle brands, White Rivers Digital will now be extending its expertise in the field of fashion to a leading fashion brand Zola.in.

Established in 1999, Mumbai based Zola has become the one stop destination for trendy and chic apparel. The company’s brand portfolio includes product lines that range from affordable, high-end style and cater to every age group, from children and youth to men and women. Zola’s product range is inspired by the international runways and the global street fashion and offering wearable fashion at pocket-friendly prices, right to your doorstep. White Rivers Digital will be taking the above into account and transforming the same onto a digital platform. It will be mainly involved in handling the complete Social Media marketing strategy. It will create a mobile based dealer channel communication platform for Zola.in. Digital Catalogue introduction is another factor that White Rivers Digital will be managing for Zola.in.

Talking about the same, Mr. Shrenik Gandhi, Co-Founder, White Rivers Digital had said that being a fashion brand Zola is in an unique space making that an enthralling account to work on. He further added that they are thrilled to have Zola on board with them. It is one of the largest in the country in its field and a one stop Fashion brand. Being an ancient brand, key challenge will be to be as dynamic as its audience. Their challenge & opportunity is to curate a digital brand out of it. Their young team's keen eye for trend forecasting is going to be great asset to this account.

From Zola.in, Mr. Kirti Shah, Managing Director said that Zola will swim with White Rivers Digital in social media space to reach out to its young and net savvy audience. Through dialogue it will make its presence more visible in the market. The alliance shall redefine FASHION in the Women’s World with Indian flavours and lesser payouts.

White Rivers Digital is really excited and looking forward to working with a fashion brand like Zola.in
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Dec 5, 2014

A Mélange of Colors: Painting Exhibition Showcases three Young Contemporary Artists

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A Mélange of Colors: Painting Exhibition Showcases three Young Contemporary Artists

· Ekta Jain, Aarushi Gulati and Neeti Aggarwal come together to showcase their works that can collectively be labeled as among the best upcoming talent that is emerging in contemporary Indian art

New Delhi, Dec 5, 2014: If art is an expression of the heart and mind, it is also an emitter of inspiration and vibrations. An exhibition of the works of three young and upcoming Indian artists was today put on display in the national capital, promising a visual treat for the lovers of contemporary art.

The four day painting exhibition at the Convention Foyer at India Habitat Centre, is displaying the latest works of Ms. Ekta Jain, Ms Aarushi Gulati and Ms Neeti Aggarwal, under the title of ‘Mélange: A group show of Contemporary Artworks’.

True to its name the exhibition presents a mélange of deep thoughts, an aura of positive vibes and interplay of figurative and abstract mysticism that is certain to stir art lovers of the capital.

The three artists have remarkably unique styles but a freshness that is characteristic of new talent that is still discovering itself. The works speak of hope, peace, tradition, spirituality and courage from the point of view of an artist.

The world eludes positivity and vibrancy as seen from the eyes of these artists who have capture on canvass a world that is in transition but still steeped in traditions. There is never a dull moment in the canvasses that are on display.

The artists have presented a wide array of painting styles and vibrancy of colours and concepts under a single roof and all in affordable prices.

“Different artists release their inner thoughts through different kinds of expressions. For some, sorrow and pain is an underlying theme, for others mysticism is the most powerful expression. If you look at the exhibition that we have put on display, the common thread is an inspirational invocation of peace, hope and positivity. For me personally, art is a medium to spread hope, inspiration and optimism,” says Ekta Jain.

“When people come to see the artworks of veteran artists, they come with pre conceived notions of the artist’s style and expression. In this respect, our exhibition holds an element of surprise,” adds Jain. The exhibition will be on display from December 5 to December 8, everyday from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.
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ITM University organizes International Seminar on Surrogacy and Human Rights

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ITM University organizes International Seminar on Surrogacy and Human Rights

Gurgaon December​ ​5​, 2014: ITM University’s Law School organized an International Seminar on ‘Surrogacy and Human Rights’ against the backdrop of India becoming a popular destination for medical tourism and advancements in technology increasing the demand for gestational surrogacy here.

At the global level, surrogacy is a booming business despite the fact that many countries prohibit surrogacy arrangements. The market for international surrogacy is estimated to be USD six billion annually worldwide. India alone is estimated to hold a business of $445 million, and still the legal regulations governing the issue are hazy.


The seminar was inaugurated by Mr Hans Friedrich Schodder, Deputy Chief of Mission, United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR). The themes for discussion during the seminar focused on national and international perspective of surrogacy, statelessness and health standards in surrogacy as well as social impact of fertility tourism.

“Indian fertility services are known for quality and low cost. When we look into the problem of surrogacy, it gives insight into certain issues like citizenship issues, transit issues, medical issues, circumvention and conflict of laws and likewise. Adoption remains in greyscale when talking about surrogacy,” said Mr Schodder.

Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, ITM University, Gurgaon raised the social concerns attached with the surrogate arrangement and emphasized on the social acceptance of the surrogate child and the health issues of the surrogate mother.

There were experts from NGOs, doctors, eminent lawyers and distinguished academicians who presented their views on Commercial Surrogacy, including Dr Sonia Malik, IVF, Max, Gurgaon; Dr Rita Bakshi, Green Park Infertility Clinic, New Delhi and Dr Manasi Mishra, Centre for Social Research, New Delhi.


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Dec 4, 2014

Chanakya IAS Academy announces “Prelims 2015 Scholarship Test”

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Chanakya IAS Academy announces “Prelims 2015 Scholarship Test”

Chanakya IAS Academy in order to provide financial assistance to meritorious students is organizing a scholarship test on 7th Dec 2014 from 3pm to 5pm, so that Aspirants can avail quality coaching for the preparation of Civil Service Examination.

The Academy is proving an opportunity to the deserving candidates to take part in its “Prelims 2015 Scholarship Test” and avail 100 to 20% discount for the upcoming Prelims 2015 batch based on their performance in the Test. Top 5 Candidates will get 100% Scholarship and other 7 students will get 50% to 20% Scholarship based on their performance in the Scholarship Test.


Chanakya IAS Academy with a new a zeal and social responsibility modules a scholarship test to make Civil Service coaching affordable to students from all over the country. The test will comprise 200 questions from general knowledge, General science, and Contemporary issues. Objective type question will be there with four options, the candidate will have to choose the most appropriate answer.


Those who wishes to appear for the test can contact to Chanakya IAS Academy.

the given details or can check this below Scholarship Test Address Details
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Gigstart closes seed round funding at $ 210,000

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Gigstart closes seed round funding at $ 210,000

To channelise new capital towards building a world-class platform  with investments in tech, content and geographical expansion
New Delhi, December 4, 2014: Gigstart, the marketplace that facilitates quick and transparent connections between entertainers and party planners has received seed funding in excess of $ 200,000. The investors include Indian Dream Capital (Mauritius), Rajesh Sawhney (GSF), Rohit Bansal & Kunal Bahl (Snapdeal), Narendra Singh Rawat (FG Wilson), TA Venture Holding Limited, Roshan Abbas and Anand Chandrasekaran.

The funding comes less than one-year into the launch of the marketplace on the back of its steady success in creating value for both sides of the supply-demand chain. The infusion of new funds is likely to be invested in building technology infrastructure, content of superlative quality, hiring key talent to facilitate expansion and exploration of newer geographies.

Atit Jain, Co-Founder, Gigstart, says, “We are pleased at having officially closed the seed round of funding. The faith that the investors have shown in the venture stems from the fact that we have been witnessing 30% month-on-month growth since our inception and the numbers have been particularly positive in the last three months.”

He further added, “Without sounding self-congratulatory, it is pertinent to point out that a platform like ours doesn’t exist anywhere in the world. We aim to channelize the funds in a manner that helps us build a world-class product in terms of scale, reach and value.”

The fresh round of funds will be channelised by Gigstart into four broad domains. Technology building will be one of the core areas of investment with a focus on scaling up the product so it can seamlessly handle the rapidly-increasing traffic on the site. Content creation and promotion will be another major area of emphasis. Gigstart aims to build robust and quality content to attract customers for its services. It will also assist artists in creating videos and audios for better conversions.

Marketing is another aspect that will witness substantial investment. There will be a great thrust on on-ground activities and co-sponsorship of events that become regular affairs and build the Gigstart brand. Hiring of talent across ranks in order to expand both the customer and the artist base will see significant focus.

Expansion of footprint in newer geographies is a core area where the funds will be channelized. The founders of Gigstart firmly believe that the market for a service like Gigstart’s is immense in tier II and tier III towns of the country. With the growth in these geographies, the marketplace aims to tap this latent potential. As one of the investors is based out of Dubai, Gigstart may also explore the synergies in the emirate.
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