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Nightingales, Philips Healthcare Partner For Specialised Home Respiratory Care

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In a move that signifies the transformation of Indian healthcare delivery and the  growing importance of speciality home care, a global medical technology major and a speciality home care company are partnering to provide speciality respiratory care to patients at home. Bangalore based speciality home care company Nightingales under Medwell Ventures has entered into a first of its kind partnership with global medical technology leader Philips Healthcare to provide specialized home respiratory care services to patients. These services will be made available in Bangalore with immediate effect and will be expanded to other metros as Nightingales expands its India footprint.

Respiratory disorders are growing at an alarming rate in India and more than 100 mn Indians suffer from some level of respiratory diseases. It is also estimated that 5-15 per cent of Indian population in the metros suffer from respiratory disorders.

Amongst the many respiratory disorders COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality across the globe, according to WHO more than 65mn people across the globe have moderate to severe COPD and it is one of the main causes of recurrent hospitalisation with a 25 per cent readmission rate putting tremendous cost burden on the patients on an ongoing basis. In India there are an estimated 30mn patients with COPD and its increase is being contributed to factors like under-diagnosis, poor continuity of treatment and inappropriate care at home. Globally one of the key actions that has been used for COPD management is home ventilation. In India therefore there is a need to start constant specialised care and monitoring at home with Home ventilation and Home oxygen therapy. Often patients lack this specialized care at home, thereby aggravating the disease. If home-based professional medical care facility is provided to such patients then majority of critical complications can be averted.

Patiala To Now Experience Airtel 4G
Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the launch of its 4G services in Patiala. With the roll out, Patiala becomes the 10th town in the State to get Airtel 4G services following Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara and Kapurthala. Customers can now experience an all new ‘electrifying’ internet browsing experience to enjoy capabilities like high definition video streaming with zero buffering, download10 movies in less than 30 minutes, upload full holiday albums in less than 5 minutes by uploading 2 high quality photos per second and connect multiple devices without any experience constraint.
Customers will be able to connect to the fastest ever internet service anywhere, anytime on either their mobile phone on iPhone 5S/5C or on dongles or on Wi-Fi with the home broadband solution of CPEs. While the dongles and the Wi-Fi CPE's will give customers the fastest broadband experience at home, with Apple iPhone 5S and 5C, customers can experience 4G on the move. Customers in Punjab - Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Kapurthala, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana and Jalandhar can leverage the advanced 4G technology capabilities even while roaming across these cities.
Royal Enfield Appoints Corbeta Group As Exclusive Distributor For Colombia

Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycling company, has announced the Corbeta Group as their exclusive distributor for Colombia. The Corbeta group will be responsible for supplying, marketing, reselling, distribution and servicing of Royal Enfield products in the Colombian market.

A quintessentially British iconic brand, Royal Enfield has its manufacturing base in Chennai, India and is part of Eicher Motors Limited, a leading player in the Indian automobile space. 

Siddhartha Lal, CEO Royal Enfield said, “At Royal Enfield we believe that the leisure motorcycling across the world has gone extreme with machines that are super sized, ungainly and expensive to buy and own. While a lot of these attributes will continue to remain in motorcycling, there is a space for something very different. Our unique form of motorcycling is centred on the idea of an absolute connect between the rider, his bike and the terrain he rides through. We call this Pure Motorcycling. We have been working very hard to create motorcycles that engage deeply and are fabulous to ride in real world riding conditions and speed. With a range of modern classic bikes, Royal Enfield brings to Colombia a new category of mid-sized motorcycles (250cc-750cc) that will make leisure motorcycling more accessible and fun.”

A10 Networks Adds DDoS Protection To Its Carrier Grade Networking Products
A10 Networks, a technology leader in application networking, has announced the addition of integrated DDoS (distributed denial of service) protection functionality to its popular and widely deployed Thunder CGN (Carrier Grade Networking) products which provide IPv4 address extension and IPv6 migration capabilities. The addition of integrated DDoS protection functionality to the Thunder CGN product line offers carriers and service providers a way to prevent DDoS attacks from compromising their revenue-generating network infrastructure.

As the security landscape has evolved, DDoS attacks have dramatically grown over the last several years in frequency, volume and sophistication. Attacks may originate from inside or outside of the carrier's subscriber network. With the high throughput nature of these attacks, the market needs appliances capable of performing detection and mitigation tasks rapidly in hardware to adequately prevent data center infrastructure from being overwhelmed.

A10 Thunder CGN products now provide specialized DDoS protection for network infrastructure offering public-facing services like websites, DNS, and messaging services, limiting exposure to sophisticated and costly DDoS attacks that bring online services down and expose the entire network to additional vulnerabilities. Thunder CGN products operate at high performance, allowing them to prevent huge, volumetric, multi-vector attacks, protecting IPv4 and IPv6 NAT (network address translation) address pools, guarding against large attacks from external sources, and preventing compromised or "zombied" internal resources from attacking users outside the network.

Fortis In Strategic Tie-up With Aashlok Hospital For Personalised Medical Services
Fortis Healthcare Limited has entered into a strategic tie-up with Aashlok, a preferred neighbourhood boutique hospital, located in Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, extending its reach further in the National Capital Region (NCR). The 30 bed Aashlok Hospital will provide an expanded portfolio of medical specialties with two hi-tech modular operation theatres, a modern ICU, emergency and diagnostic services. The well-known facility has been substantially upgraded and will continue to offer personalized medical attention to its patients many of whom are prominent citizens of New Delhi. This will enable Aashlok to consolidate its position as a high end secondary care facility with distinctive medical services, that is comfortable yet unpretentious. Aashlok will benefit from Fortis’ comprehensive health programs, experienced medical talent and administrative expertise and will in turn refer its complex cases to other Fortis hospitals in the National Capital Region.

Alok Chopra and Dr Ashwani Chopra, founding Doctors, at Aashlok Hospital, said, “For thirty years, we have treated our patients like family. The bond between a doctor and his patients is very special and we believe in providing individual attention with personal care, so that patients can recuperate from their illness faster. This strategic tie-up with Fortis provides a great opportunity for us to expand and upgrade the medical offerings at Aashlok, while maintaining our hallmark of personalized service.”

Started in 1984 by the twin doctor brothers, Aashlok will now provide advanced secondary care in cardiology, neurosciences, gynaecology, orthopaedics, gastro sciences, gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery with 24x7 emergency and critical care. Super-specialists from across the Fortis network of hospital in Delhi-NCR will also be available for regular and on-call consultations at Aashlok.

AP-5200D, Dual USB Charging Powerbank From Asia Powercom
Asia Powercom, today announced the launch of AP-5200D - portable powerbank for frequent travelers / all Mobile users. In the current fast-paced world, users to remain connected with their loved ones, work and enjoy without any interruption on the go, AP-5200D is the ideal choice.

This power bank can charge any smartphone or tablet from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony and LG or any other smart phone. It also charges any kind of USB powered devices like Bluetooth headsets and wireless speakers.

Equipped with dual 5V - 1A USB output port, AP-5200D charges two devices at a time. It is built-in with a top quality 5200mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery that will charge the average smartphone up to 5 times.

Furthermore, the intelligent circuit protects user's devices from over charging, discharging and short circuit etc. It ensures safety operation and yet high efficient charging at the same time. Designed with current mobile lifestyle in mind, AP - 5200D combines simple shape and arresting matt finish black color which creates an aesthetic fit for frequent travelers.

AP - 5200D Powerbank comes with the price of Rs 1,999 and the product is available ex-stock with Asia Powercom carrying a warranty of 1 year.

ESET Discovers Decryptor Tool for Simplocker Malware
ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, discovers Decryptor tool ESET Simplocker Decryptor, an easy-to-use tool to decrypt files that have been encrypted by Simplocker malware.  The research and development team of ESET was successful to notice and to be the first Anti-Virus brand to discover the decryptor tool.

Simplocker Encryptor malware is mostly concentrated in Ukraine and Russia, while the malware may display traits of a proof-of-concept; it is indeed spreading like a wildfire to all countries which can cause major trauma for the users infected with this malware.

The simplistic encryption approach using AES with a hard-coded password is still present in most samples seen in the wild and some variants don't contain the file coder functionality, and act as ransom ware of the lock screen type.
MagnetiMarelli Motorsport Launches An Online Innovation Lab
Proposing new ideas and technological solutions, contributing to the evolution of existing technologies or suggesting different and alternative uses for these, through the aggregation function of the social network:MagnetiMarelli Motorsport, the MagnetiMarelli division dedicated to competitions, is launching an online collaborative platform for the generation of ideas calledMagnetiMarelliLapTime Club (, animated demo in the homepage). 

LapTime Club aims to build a high-profile 'social innovation community', specifically for motorsport engineers and experts, but also for technology and electronics enthusiasts and for any discipline able to contribute innovation-related technical added value and creativity. This includes university students (e.g. studying engineering) or individuals from other fields that consider themselves technically competent to take on complex challenges and to contribute to achieving technological advanced solutions.

The objective ofLapTime Club is to exploit the social environment and the passion for motorsport to stimulate creativity and innovation, which promotes the development of ideas, products and services that are effective for the world of racing, in a non self-referential manner, and to explore potential influences from other highly-specialised engineering sectors. 

Implementation, Challenges For The Restaurant Industry
The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) organised a seminar on the 'Food Safety & Standards Act' focusing on its implementation and challenges for the Indian Restaurant Industry on Tuesday. Mr Samir Kuckreja, President, NRAI, addressed issues related to licensing and registration, excessive documentation to the central list, group nominations for licenses for chain outlets, licensing registrations for vendors, proprietary product approvals, supply and clearances of imported products and more; to the Chief Guest Shri DK Samantaray, IAS, CEO, FSSAI and the Guest of Honour was Shri K.K. Jindal, Commissioner, Food Safety, Delhi. He, further, handed over a memorandum to the CEO, FSSAI.

Mentioning that the new food law came into existence after a decade of detailed deliberations, Shri Samantaray said, "If the processed food industry has to deliver wholesome and safe food, it will have to ensure that this act and its rules & regulations are implemented. The entire idea of this act is not to implement it by force. It has to be a process of making people educated. Proactive training and capacity building will be the main instruments in this process. The private sector in the industry will have to take the lead."

To standardise the food products, Shri Samantaray stated, "FSSAI is trying to harmonise with the Codex to expand the standardised food basket from 377 to about 11,000 by August 2014."

Commissioner, Food Safety, also announced that to expedite the regulatory process, about 126 centres have been made operational in various parts of Delhi with the beginning of July. In fact, the latter part of the month would see opening of a large facilitation centre at Mayur Bhavan, Cannaught Place, which will have 22 facilitation counters.