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Airtel Launches 4G Services In Kolkata

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Bharti Airtel Limited along with Apple has launched 4G on mobile in Kolkata. With the roll out of Airtel 4G services on mobile, customers can experience an all new ‘electrifying’ internet browsing experience anytime, anywhere. Customers using Apple iPhone 5s or 5c have to just upgrade their existing SIM to a 4G SIM and select from any 4G plan to start enjoying mobile internet browsing at unbeatable speeds. Customers can now walk into Airtel stores at Salt Lake City Center 1, Park Street, Golpark and Dr UN Brahmachari Street to experience LIVE demos and get started on 4G.

PD Sarma, Hub CEO – WBO & NESA, Bharti Airtel (India) said, “Kolkata witnessed the advent of 4G in 2012 and today we are proud to announce the launch of the much awaited 4G on mobile, empowering residents in the city to upgrade to the 4G – the fastest ever mobile broadband, matching their mobile internet experience with the rest of the world. As a brand we are committed to enriching the lives of millions and invite our data savvy customers in the city to enjoy this world class data experience which we are offering at unbeatable prices.”

MBSL Etches New Commissioning Benchmark For Indian Solar Sector
Moser Baer Solar Limited (MBSL), India’s solar EPC Company, etched a new landmark by commissioning a 32.2 MW solar farm in a record time of 39 days operating at an optimum generation efficiencies from the day 1 of its operations. The projects commissioned over 225 acres of land had multiple sub- contractors working round the clock to ensure timely completion of the project including getting it grid connected. The focus for the team management was to avoid wastage, enormous coordination, speed and managing the Installation like an Assembly line operation to ensure timely completion of the Project with precision planning.

K. N. Subramaniam, CEO, Moser Baer Solar Ltd. said, “The challenges were multifold  like designing the solar farm as per the best irradiation level of the area movement of modules to the site in a short time , managing logistics, identifying right manpower and training them, connecting to the grid among others. What made it particularly challenging, the project was to be completed within 40 days! Our in-house designing experts and their understanding of the solar business helped us to commission the solar farm in less than the specified time. This experience sets a new benchmark in solar EPC and should augur well for the Indian players.” 

United Technologies, SOS Children’s Villages Announce ‘Project Vidya’
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages India, has launched ‘Project Vidya’ to support the education of eight hundred children living in SOS Children’s Villages, across nine cities. ‘Project Vidya’ will offer children at the SOS Children’s Villages access to quality education, mentoring and additional support to facilitate improved academic performance. This initiative will be instrumental in paving the way toward a sustainable livelihood and financial self-reliance for these children.

Roy Chowdhury said, “At United Technologies, corporate and environmental responsibility is at the heart of our business. This includes promoting growth and vitality in the communities where we operate. Formal education is the most significant means to providing children with the knowledge and life skills necessary for their advancement, and UTC is proud to partner with SOS Children’s Villages in this initiative. The family environment at SOS Children’s Villages provides self-assurance to the children, which is the cornerstone of each child fulfilling his or her potential.”

Blogmint Launches India’s 1st Football Bloggers World Cup
Blogmint, a networked community of bloggers managed by Tangerine Digital, has announced the launch of the first Football Bloggers World Cup in India. The championship will take place between 32 football bloggers, divided into 8 groups, and top 2 from each group after the league stage will qualify to the knockout stages.

The teams will compete against each other on the basis of their quality of blogs, impressions made per blog and reach. These are top 32 football bloggers from the country and they have crazy football loving fans and readers as their followers. Regular articles by these bloggers on Football World Cup will enkindle the football passion in digital and social media savvy youth of India. The tournament format ensures best performance from every blogger which results in more engaging and entertaining content.

Seeraj Katoch, Chief Operating Officer, Tangerine Digital stated, “As a company, we’ve always loved sports. Since we work so closely with bloggers, this idea of Bloggers Football World Cup was seeded to further enhance the exhilaration of football fans. We wanted to get something thrilling to our audience and the world cup is a great amplifier.  We have also empanelled an esteemed jury of media persons to evaluate all teams for a fair final.”

Hexaware Launches Engine iFraudEngine For Fraud Detection

Ground-breaking technology developed by Hexaware Technologies, a leading global provider of IT, BPO and consulting services, will save the insurance industry significant savings in the range of 3-7 per cent of the current Gross Premium Revenues. Its new fraud analytics solution is the first of its kind and its unique features provides insurers unmatched fraud management capabilities and visibility. This enables early detection of fraud in the process claims lifecycle, reducing the number of false claims payments to about 10 per cent.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, property and casualty (P&C) insurance fraud costs the industry an estimated $30 billion every year. These losses are ultimately passed onto policyholders which translate to an estimated $300 in additional premiums per year.

“Insurance fraud is a significant problem and while many insurers prefer to ignore these issues in order to keep their customers base intact, fraudsters effect on ever-increasing premiums is something we can no longer ignore.” said Ramanan Seshadri, Executive Vice President & Global Head Insurance and Healthcare Business Unit, Hexaware Technologies Limited.