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Why the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators Should Encourage Independent Ethics Investigations In Its Draft Constitution

Saturday, December 9 2017

Why the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators Should Encourage Independent Ethics Investigations In Its Draft Constitution

The news about cricket administration in India appears similar to that of a family-run business being dragged, kicking and screaming, towards professional management. In 2013, the Supreme Court initiated a process of reform in Indian cricket administration, following a scandal involving spot-fixing and conflicts of interest in the management of the Indian Premier League. At the time, the governing bodies for the sport in India, such as the Cricket Association of Bihar, had almost unanimously expressed their support for the reforms. But since then, cricket administration in India has remained complex. In 2015, the Supreme Court appointed a three-member committee , chaired by the retired Supreme Court justice RM Lodha, to propose reforms to the structure and functioning of the Board of Cricket Control in India, the only national governing body for cricket in the country. In January the following year, the committee proposed sweeping reforms to the governance of the BCCI—the committee also included a draft constitution for the cricketing body that incorporated its recommendations. That July, the court approved the reforms and directed the BCCI to adopt and enforce the Lodha committee’s recommendations and constitution. The committee correctly identified the absence of independent decision-making as one of the structural problems with cricket governance in India, but failed to provide effective procedures for independent investigations. The circumstances in which the Supreme Court came to intervene in the affairs of the BCCI serve to illustrate the organisation’s compromised decision-making. Soon after it announced plans to launch a domestic Twenty20 competition among city-based teams, the BCCI held an auction in January 2008 to determine the team owners. The company India Cements Limited purchased the team Chennai Super Kings—N Srinivasan, the managing director and vice-chairman of the company, was also the treasurer of the BCCI at the time. This purchase, despite the easily apparent conflict of interest, could not have transpired without the approval of other BCCI administrators. A few months later, the members of the BCCI brazenly endorsed it by introducing an amendment to exclude “IPL, Champions League and Twenty20” from the conflict-of-interest clause that forbade its administrators from having “directly or indirectly, any commercial interest in the matches or events conducted by the cricket board.” In 2011, the year that the Chennai Super Kings won the IPL for a second time, N Srinivasan became the president of the BCCI. All of this was well known and happened before the eyes of the public but almost no one involved in cricket administration objected or even asked any serious questions. The rot was clearly of a systemic nature. Matters came to a head in 2013 when the Mumbai Police arrested Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan for conducting illegal betting and spot fixing in IPL matches. The scandal led to an appeal in the Supreme Court, through which reforms of its governance were eventually forced upon the BCCI. Following this, the Supreme Court constituted the three-member Lodha committee to recommend changes that would “bring transparency in practices and procedures followed by the BCCI.” The Lodha committee identified the conflicts of interest that arose in the BCCI’s decision-making process and its implementation as one of the primary problems in the organisation’s functioning. The committee made several recommendations in its draft constitution that overhauled the organisation’s governance structure. But some members of the BCCI resisted the enforcement of these recommendations. As a result, on 30 January this year, the Supreme Court appointed a four-member committee of administrators to oversee the implementation of the Lodha committee’s recommendations. In late October, the committee of administrators submitted another draft constitution to the Supreme Court, which took into account some of the BCCI’s objections to the Lodha committee’s recommendations. The text of this draft is not yet public. To insulate the management of the BCCI from the day-to-day management of cricket, the Lodha committee had recommended the creation of a post of a chief executive officer. The office of the CEO has a fixed tenure and deals, through a cadre of professional managers, with all the non-cricketing matters—such as finance, marketing, and human resources. The committee also recommended the constitution of several committees to advise on cricketing matters, such as selection and coaching. Significantly, it proposed that none of the members or administrators of the BCCI would be involved in making and implementing decisions on the operational aspects of running cricket in India. The Lodha committee recommended constituting the post of an ethics officer , who would administer the rules regarding any conflicts of interest. It also proposed creating the position of an ombudsman , who would, in addition to adjudicating on disputes between the various governing bodies, investigate and punish the acts of members, administrators, and other people that were detrimental to the sport or to the BCCI. The draft constitution contemplates several consequences for acts of bad or corrupt governance. For state cricket associations, the more serious problems, such as a failure to limit the term of office bearer to three years, could attract de-recognition for repeat offenders—but only the general body of the BCCI would be empowered to take such a decision. Less serious problems come within the jurisdiction of the ethics officer—when they are related to conflicts of interest—and the ombudsman. Perhaps this is one area where the committee’s remedy did not go as far as its diagnosis needed it to—the ombudsman’s powers are not sufficiently independent of the members of the BCCI. For instance, in certain cases, including those relating to corruption, the ombudsman can only initiate its investigation into a case after the apex council of the BCCI refers a complaint to it. Under Rule 41(b) of the draft constitution, which provides for the ombudsman’s jurisdiction over “detriment caused by member or administrator,” the apex council only needs to refer the matter to the ombudsman after it has issued a show cause notice calling for an explanation and is not satisfied with the response. Five of the nine members constituting the apex council are the president, vice-president, secretary, joint-secretary, and treasurer of the BCCI, and a sixth is elected from among the members of the cricketing body. As a result, the freedom of an ombudsman to conduct an investigation against the top officials of the organisation would remain questionable. Independent investigation is crucial for enforcing a check on unethical governance. But the procedure proposed by the Lodha committee is reminiscent of India’s process for holding its higher judiciary accountable—the Constitution empowers only the parliament to initiate impeachment proceedings against a judge of the high court or Supreme Court. For less serious judicial misdemeanors, the judiciary has developed its own internal disciplinary mechanism, but accountability has not bloomed. Similarly, the apex council of the BCCI is not a body that is capable of launching or conducting independent investigations, especially against members of the BCCI. Problems with independent decision-making and investigation are not unique to the governance of cricket in India. The story of the reforms forcedon Indian cricket administration bears similarities to what is happening elsewhere in the sporting world. In 2015, after US and Swiss authorities arrested many top officials of FIFA , the top governing body of international football, the organisation announced accelerated reforms . The following year, the International Association of Athletics Federation, the global governing body for athletics, unveiled a similar process to reform its governance structure in the wake of a severe crisis of credibility after many of its senior officials were implicated in acts of financial corruption, collusion in doping, and extortion. Each of these is a different strand in a much larger story about sport reluctantly emerging out of the shadow of volunteer administrators. Their role of governing sport, without earning a salary for it, has traditionally attracted individuals with independent sources of income and wealth. For example, influential politicians, prominent lawyers, businessmen, and members of the royal family have all occupied the role of the president of the BCCI. A variety of factors have led to the initiation of reforms in the administration of sport—including demands by the athletes for better governance, governments seeking greater accountability in return for their patronage, and sponsors and broadcasters who demanded efficient administration. Sports are particularly susceptible to bad governance due to a variety of factors. A primary reason is that the governance of sport is not disciplined by market competition. Markets for sports are effectively monopolies—a single governing body enforces the rules and playing conditions. For instance, the BCCI is the only governing body for cricket at the national level in India. As a result, the BCCI is also the sole buyer in the market for the labour of cricketers, coaches, and umpires, and the sole seller of sponsorship rights and broadcast rights. Another significant factor is that sport has consistently resisted regulation through law, mostly in the name of autonomy from political interests. Instead, sports are governed through a private network of quid pro quo. The entire governance system rests on a network of mutual recognition because bodies performing governance functions at different levels recognize the rights of each other to govern. In cricket, for instance, the BCCI is the national governing body for the sport because the international governing body for cricket—the International Cricket Council—recognises it from above, and enough state-level governing bodies around India recognise it from below. In turn, the BCCI recognises state-level governing bodies, which gives them the legitimacy to govern cricket in a state, if they are similarly recognised by district and local cricket associations within the state as well. Each level of governance depends, for its very legitimacy, solely on the bodies governing the sport above and below them, and not on any statutory provisions empowering the organisations. The recognition from a superior governing body also empowers a body to participate in the affairs of the superior body—the BCCI, as a member of the International Cricket Committee, has a right to vote in its decisions at the international level. Similarly, the Gujarat Cricket Association is a member of the BCCI, and the cricket governing body for the district of Ahmedabad is a member of the Gujarat Cricket Association. This network of inter-dependence is a third manner in which bad governance can creep into sport. The administrators of the state- and district-level governing bodies, who voted in the BCCI’s decisions on issues of governance, were also responsible for the implementation of those decisions. Such an environment, where decisions are made and implemented by people dependent on each other, is fertile for the development of a robust trade in favours. Corporate governance law has recognised and addressed this tendency—it is independent directors, who are required by law to be independent from the promoters and the management of a company, who represent the interests of its shareholders to the board of directors. Many of the structures governing international sports have recognised that people who are part of this network of mutual dependence cannot be fairly investigated by others who are also part of it,and now accommodate and encourage the independent investigation of ethical violations in the administration. The ethics commission of the international governing body for cycling can investigate potential breaches on its own initiative. In the international governing body for athletics , the independent ethics commission has the power to appoint an independent investigator. In 2012, FIFA separated its independent ethics committee, which can sanction violations of its ethics code, into two chambers —investigative and adjudicatory. The former investigates potential violations of the code and prepares a report that the latter then adjudicates upon. In all three of these governance systems, the ethics body has also been given the power to impose sanctions that include banning a person from participating in the governance of the sport for life. These experiences contain important lessons for the BCCI as it tries to enter a period of transparent and accountable governance. The committee of administrators appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the implementation of the Lodha committee’s recommendations has complained of resistance to its efforts from several quarters. Amit Shah, the national president of the BJP, who has been the president of the Gujarat Cricket Association since 2014, has resisted the court’s orders —its implementation would require Shah to step down from the post. There have also been findings of gross financial irregularities in the functioning Delhi’s governing body for cricket. Empowering the ombudsman to launch independent investigations would also be a fair and efficient way to enforce the compliance of reluctant administrators. However, the draft constitution of the Lodha committee that is currently in force does not empower the ombudsman to take such an action. If the revised draft that has been submitted to the Supreme Court by the committee of administrators contains proposals that encourage the ombudsman to investigate independently, it would be a milestone in the struggle of sports to emerge from the shadow of volunteer administrators. Aju John is the head of content at myLaw. More From This Section

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Thursday, December 7 2017

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Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on Dec 6, 2017 Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 processor is about to transform flagship mobile devices. New architectures will deliver immersive AR and artificial intelligence. VR meetings and 360-degree video over LTE will revolutionize collaboration, while voice interaction means personal assistance will always be on the ready. UHD premium capture will make colors pop like never before, not to mention beyond-all-day battery life will let you work, share, and explore as long as you want. See what other standout features are coming. Category

Gemalto eSIM technology enables Always Connected experience

Friday, December 8 2017

Gemalto eSIM technology enables Always Connected experience

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying the eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, the most connected laptop in its class which will begin shipping to business customers in December 2017. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft enabled Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows ecosystem. Gemalto’s advanced technology supports seamless activation of mobile subscriptions for users of the innovative Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. This smooth experience leverages Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution in conjunction with Windows 10. Surface customers expect their products to deliver advanced technology and with Gemalto’s eSIM solution, all possible connectivity options are available out-of-box, including the purchase of cellular data from the device itself. Compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications, Gemalto’s eSIM solution is fully integrated with Windows 10. This integration enables the Gemalto solution to have a complete servicing model so that patching and lifecycle management features are available as the technology and standards evolve over time. This capability extends the value promise of Surface as new experiences and capabilities will be available to today’s purchasers of the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. “ The Surface Pro has redefined the laptop category ,” said Paul Bischof, Director, Devices Program Management at Microsoft . “ Gemalto’s eSIM solution is helping us to materialize our vision of an uncompromised customer experience. “ “ Adoption of eSIM technology is growing rapidly. Mobile operators recognize the potential of seamless connectivity and increased convenience as a way of expanding their customer reach to additional devices ” said Frédéric Vasnier, executive vice president Mobile Service and IoT for Gemalto . “ We are at the beginning of a significant technology transformation and the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced represents the start .”

Your favourite TV Shows,Available on Same Day- Date as US, on HOOQ

Thursday, December 7 2017

Your favourite TV Shows,Available on Same Day- Date as US, on HOOQ

HOOQ, one of Asia’s premium video-on-demand services announced the availability of some of the most compelling new titles on the same day and date as in the United States. The titles include some of the biggest and most popular series from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, such as The Big Bang Theory, Gotham, Supergirl, Lucifer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash and Arrow. With the company’s recently announced revamped strategy in India to focus purely on Hollywood, consumers will be able to stream and download movies and TV shows at an introductory price of INR 89 for one month with the 30-day complimentary trial . The Big Bang Theory : The show that never ceases to amaze viewers with its quirky, smart comedy, The Big Bang Theory is back again with Season Eleven. U.S. Television’s number one comedy created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, creates the perfect formula for fun meets physics. Now local viewers can enjoy the funniest episodes within 12 hours of their U.S. premiere on HOOQ. Catch up with all the laughs of this award-winning sitcom starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, MayimBialik, Melissa Rauch and New Delhi actor Kunal Nayyar. Gotham : Revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told, in the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, Gotham follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Supergirl : In this action-adventure Super Hero series based on the DC character, Kara Danvers, Superman’s cousin, who, after years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, finally embraces her superhuman abilities to become the hero she was always meant to be. Lucifer : Pull up a chair and stream the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he teams up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to help punish criminals. Catch a sinfully good new episode of LUCIFER with HOOQ. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow : When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter assembled a disparate group of both heroes and villains – including Firestorm, The Atom, White Canary, Vixen, Citizen Steel and Heatwave – to confront an unstoppable threat. After saving the world, the Legends of Tomorrow now are charged with protecting time – the past, present, and future – itself. This responsibility will take them across history, bringing them up against a threat unlike humanity has ever known. The Flash : Barry Allen lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. His life changed forever, however, when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive – The Flash. But Barry wasn’t the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night; the dark matter also created meta-humans, many of whom have wreaked havoc on the city. With the help of his adoptive father, Detective Joe West, his fiancee Iris West, and the team at S.T.A.R Labs, Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from these powerful threats. Arrow : After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoak, his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen, Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance, brilliant inventor Curtis Holt, and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez and meta-human Dinah Drake.Be ready to see whether Oliver will don the hood once more in Star City. But can he keep his aim as The Green Arrow this time without losing his life?

Vh1 Supersonic All Set For A Super Rocking 5th Edition

Saturday, December 9 2017

Vh1 Supersonic All Set For A Super Rocking 5th Edition

The 5 th edition of the highly anticipated and one of India’s biggest multi genre International music festival, Vh1 Supersonic 2018 is all set to return to the party capital, Pune . With the festival being held in the city from 9 th to 11 th February 2018 , Vh1 Supersonic is all prepped to bring to India some of the most exceptional and super incredible artists like Marshmello, Major Lazer, Incubus, Alt J, Dillon Francis and many more. The music festival that has brought to India some of the greats from the international world of music such as Skrillex, Macklemore, Eric Prydz, Zedd, Axwell, W&W, Steve Aoki Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin and many more, has introduced a new Live Stage in this upcoming edition. The new stage will witness the legendary Rock band Incubus playing for the audience. After 4 successful years of the exhilarating Vh1 Supersonic, on of India’s biggest multi genre international music festival, LIVE Viacom18 is back with Vh1 Supersonic, this time, much bigger and better. Grab your tickets soon! Dates 9 th – 11 th February, 2018 Venue Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta Hadapsar, Pune Tickets Book here

CNBC-TV18 Brings Storyboard’s Year-End Special With Stalwarts

Friday, December 8 2017

CNBC-TV18 Brings Storyboard’s Year-End Special With Stalwarts

CNBC-TV18 brings a year-end treat for its viewers with a special edition of its popular feature show – Storyboard. The platform successfully brings ad industry stalwarts including CVL Srinivas Rao (CEO, GroupM South Asia and Country Manager, WPP), Shashi Sinha (CEO, IPG Group), Ashish Bhasin (Chairman – India and CEO – South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network), Sam Balsara (Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Madison World) and Saurabh Varma (CEO, Publicis Communications) on a single platform on TV for the first time. The leaders at the helm of the biggest advertising companies will share their ‘Outlook of Advertising In India In 2018’ in a panel discussion hosted by Anant Rangaswami – Editor Storyboard. In this one-of-a-kind happening, the feature show will open its floor for a panel discussion, where the ad gurus will come together to discuss various facets of the ad industry, its future and their vision for the year 2018. The riveting session will witness great insights, opinions and views around the impact of economic challenges, barriers, per person productivity and more, being shared by the stalwarts, giving viewers amazing take-aways, like never before. They will be seen making predictions for the following year and bringing fresh perspectives surrounding the inner working of the sector, to the table. Storyboard has garnered appreciation from business leaders, economists and corporates alike by bringing leading decision-makers on a single platform to spark conversations. Commenting on the year-end special, Anant Rangaswami – Editor Storyboard said: “It is definitely a moment of pride for Storyboard when the most influential and powerful decision-makers from the media and ad agency businesses appear together in an important panel discussion. The year-end-special has further raised the bar and set the benchmark for the show, where these decision makers address nuances, issues, ideas and share their opinions on what the industry might experience in 2018. The current year has been a difficult one, and Storyboard viewers will benefit greatly from the rich discussions they see as we approach 2018.” The year-end special will be telecasted on CNBC-TV18 on 9 th and 10 th December, 2017 at Saturday 8 AM and Sunday 1:30 PM, respectively.

Amazon Prime Video App Is Available on Apple TV in Over 100 Countries

Thursday, December 7 2017

Amazon Prime Video App Is Available on Apple TV in Over 100 Countries

Amazon today announced the Prime Video app is available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV in over 100 countries. Prime Video members now have even more ways to stream award-winning and critically-acclaimed titles including Amazon Original Movies, Prime Originals and Hollywood blockbusters and TV series and over 140 Channel subscriptions in the US and 95 in the UK, Germany and Austria. Starting tomorrow, customers can enjoy Thursday Night Football live on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV. Amazon’s library of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) titles are available on Apple TV 4K. Finding content on Prime Video is remarkably easy for Apple TV viewers with the Apple TV App, Siri Remote and universal search in select countries. “There is nothing that excites us more than delighting our customers, and we are thrilled for them to stream Prime Video on Apple TV,” said Mark Eamer, Vice President of Prime Video. “The app arrives just in time for the highly anticipated new season of The Grand Tour, which launches on December 8 th , and Prime Video members streaming on the Apple TV 4K will have the exceptional viewing experience of 4K HDR.” Apple TV owners around the world now have access to Amazon Original Movies and Prime Originals such as The Grand Tour , The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Tick along with the upcoming premieres of Jean-Claude Van Johnson on December 15 and Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on January 12. Prime Video offers a wide array of award-winning kids content including Tumble Leaf , If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and The Snowy Day as well as popular licensed titles coming to the service every month.

Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau, CLP India & Client Associates’ Power Talk

Friday, December 8 2017

Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau, CLP India & Client Associates’ Power Talk

The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau, CLP India, and Client Associates partnered to organize the Power Talk on “Emerging World Order and its Impact on Business” an interesting and insightful conversation between Former National Security Advisor, MK Narayanan and Renowned Journalist, Shekhar Gupta, today morning, at the Magnolia Club in Gurgaon. MK Narayanan, Former NSA Chief, started the morning with insights on the evolving global paradigm, geo politics and global trends impacting how the world conducts business. He dwelled on the two main transformational changes taking place in the existing world order: perceived decline of the US and the rise of China as a super power. Elaborating on this, he stated that NATO is no longer a force it once was and China is soon becoming the second most economic power after US. It has increased its role and become the most important trading partner of 92 countries. Additionally, China has the second or third most powerful military in the world, thereby, securing its place as a new economic super power. On being asked whether politics drives economics or is it the other way? MK Narayanan stated, “We cannot separate politicas and economics. They do intersect and will continue to intersect more and more. Having said that, we need to focus more on economics in order to see continues growth”. The conversation ended on a high note with an off-the-cuff style question from Shekhar Gupta asking MK Narayanan on the 20 th year anniversary of the NSA Chief position being established, “every top position in the country is taken by IAS. What is it about NSA that it goes only to IPS & IFS officials?” To which MK Narayanan replied, “the NSA position was modeled on the foreign policy advisory services – it was not supposed to be part of the PM office. Brijesh Mishra increased its scope and said it should be a part of the main center of the government. And by nature of work, foreign services have a broader working knowledge of what’s going on outside, and what’s going on inside, the borders, making them the best choice for the role of NSA Chief”. The audience interaction post session had a very interesting take on the emerging world order budget and its scope around Ind-China-Pak relations, France and its scope of re-inventing itself and also the declining power of the US, as compared to its role earlier in a global scenario. A division of Genesis Burson-Marsteller, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau’s Power Talk regularly engages exemplary speakers in thought-provoking conversations with an aim to ignite powerful ideas. Kriti Makhija, Business Leader, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau, said, “The third edition of the Power Talk convened eminent industry experts from The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau, CLP India & Client Associates’, sharing insights on the Emerging World Order. The Power Talk was created with a vision to be a wealth bank of knowledge and events such as this discussion help foster a meeting of like minds and sharing of perspectives.”

Marg Education Collaborates with Oxford Software Institute

Thursday, December 7 2017

Marg Education Collaborates with Oxford Software Institute

Oxford Software Institute and Marg Education has joined hands for educating and skill development of youth for teaching business solution softwares ; Marg ERP, the country’s fastest growing business solution software provider’s educational wing, the Marg Education, has tied-up with Oxford Software Institute to train them on Marg’s software and increase their job creation. On December 6th, Wednesday, Marg Education also organized a similar seminar cum training at the World Class Skill Centre(WCSC) in Delhi for which they had been earlier invited by the WCSC. WCSC has been developed by Delhi Government in collaboration with the Government of Singapore. The Oxford Software Institute has been created as a centre of excellence in skill development to enhance the employability of the youth. Oxford is a software institute where almost all accounting software are taught. Marg Education started these seminar and training session held at Oxford Software Institute on December 7th, Thursday to address students with commerce background about accounting software, GST and their career prospects after doing Marg’s courses. Talking of Marg’s participation in the seminar, Mr. Sudhir Singh, Managing Director,Marketing, said “Marg was invited to address studentsat this high-profile seminar as an undisputed leader in GST-related software solution. We utilized the opportunity to create awareness among students about our brilliantrepertoire of accounting and inventory softwares , which are highly-rated and much sought after in the industry. Also, to let them know about Marg Education and how it has been instrumental in training and building software skills and in helping students gain good placement opportunities.” Marg Education and Oxford Software Institute joined hands in October this year.Marg will train Oxford Institutes’ students at all itseight Delhi branches in Marg’s software. Counsellors’training at all the centres is currently on. Oxford Institute will train 1500+ students of Marg every year. Marg ERP Ltd. being the provider of GST accounting software and Oxford Software Institute, the trainers of various software – have collaborated to provide students training and employment opportunities. Their main aim is to provide 100 percent placement to their students to ensure complete ROI (return on investment). Elated at the new collaboration, Mr. Sudhir Singh said, “We are delighted with this tie-up. It’s a great opportunity for our youth to equip themselves with the best skills for meaningful employment. Having established a reputation for innovative, economical and comprehensive Inventory and Accounting Software solutions, we now set on the path of expansion and capacity building.”

CEAT makes scooter riding safer for women with innovative CEAT SAFETY GRIP

Friday, December 8 2017

CEAT makes scooter riding safer for women with innovative CEAT SAFETY GRIP

In an effort to make Indian roads safer for women scooter riders, leading tyre manufacturer CEAT has introduced the CEAT Safety Grip – a perfect combination of innovation and functionality. Women’s safety is one of the biggest concerns plaguing India and the space is devoid of enough solutions to counter it. By conceptualising CEAT Safety Grip, the company has taken its motto – Making mobility safer and smarter everyday – to a whole new level. CEAT Safety Grip is a customized scooter handle grip which seamlessly conceals a pepper spray in the accelerator throttle for quick and easy access at time of distress. It’s aimed at instilling confidence among the women riders and empowers them to take charge of their own safety. To create awareness about this, CEAT has also launched its digital campaign that portrays the current state of women safety and how the CEAT Safety Grip can help in such situations. The video passes a very clear message of taking a stand and improving safety for women in the country. On the release of the digital campaign, Mr. Nitish Bajaj, Sr. VP – Marketing, CEAT Ltd. said , “ CEAT has always stood for safety and, we have developed this concept to empower women riders while making them feel safer and more confident on Indian roads. CEAT Safety Grip is a step towards creating a safer environment for women, and going forward we wish to come up with many such initiatives in an effort to make mobility safer and smarter for every Indian .” CEAT Safety Grip is available for purchase on Amazon at an introductory price of Rs. 499/-. Currently the CEAT Safety Grip is compatible with Honda Activa Scooters. CEAT has also filed a design application patent for this innovative product and the company looks forward to customize the design for other popular scooters in the near future basis market response.

Fukrey Returns debuts 1756 screens on UFO Moviez network screens

Saturday, December 9 2017

Fukrey Returns debuts 1756 screens on UFO Moviez network screens

An Indian comedy film, ‘Fukrey Returns’ , directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, debuts across 1756 screens on UFO Moviez network screens. Other releases this week Hindi movie, ‘Game Over’ debuts across 302 UFO network screens Punjabi movie, ‘Sat Shri Akaal England’ debuts across 251 UFO network screens Telugu movie, ‘ Saptagiri LLB’ debuts across 232 UFO network screens Tamil movie, ‘Richie’ debuts across 214 UFO network screens Marathi movie, ‘ Dhingana’ debuts across 184 UFO network screens Tamil movie, ‘ Kodiveeran’ debuts across 152 UFO network screens English movie, ‘ Daddy’s Home 2’ screens across 105 UFO network screens Other movies running successfully in theatres: In its second week, Hindi movie, ‘Firangi’ screens across 357 UFO network screens In its second week, Telugu movie, ‘Oxygen’ screens across 177 UFO network screens In its second week, Telugu movie, ‘Jawaan (Intikokkadu)’ screens across 170 UFO network screens In its fourth week, Hindi movie, ‘Tumhari Sulu’ screens across 540 UFO network screens In its fourth week, English movie (which is also dubbed in Hindi and released in 2D and 3D format), ‘Justice League’ screens across 190 UFO network screens In its In its fifth week, Hindi movie, ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ screens across 215 UFO network screens

Camila Cabello To Release Debut Album 'Camila' January 12, 2018

Friday, December 8 2017

Camila Cabello To Release Debut Album 'Camila' January 12, 2018

Multiplatinum global superstar Camila Cabello will release her self-titled full-length debut, Camila [SYCO/Epic Records], on January 12, 2018. The pre-order just went live today. It immediately unlocks instant grat downloads of “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends.” Earlier this week, she personally announced the title and release date and revealed the cover art on Instagram. The post rapidly cracked 1 million “likes,” while the hashtag #CAMILAoutJanuary12 exploded as a Twitter trending topic, soaring to #2 worldwide and #5 US on the trending charts. A powerful, passionate, and personal journey for the singer, Camila represents a major milestone. She describes it as “ the soundtrack to the past year of my life ,” inviting listeners closer than ever before. The album features the international mega-hit “Havana” [feat. Young Thug]. It is currently #1 on the Pop Radio Chart in addition to remaining #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks. Lighting up airwaves , “Havana” is the superstar’s second Top 40 #1 as a solo artist following a previous number one for “Bad Things” with MGK . Moreover, she becomes “ the first debut female artist of 2017 to reach #1 at Top 40 .” At radio, According to Billboard, she emerges among a select group of “artists who had notched multiple number ones with and without a group,” placing her in good company with Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Adam Levine. Her streak at the top shows no signs of slowing down either. “Havana” stands out as the biggest smash of her career to date. It recently vaulted to #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart, #2 on the Spotify Top Global Chart, and #3 on the Spotify Top U.S. Chart as she became the “4th most streamed artist in the world” on Spotify. Total Spotify streams have surpassed 406 million, while the music video is quickly closing in on 301 million YouTube/VEVO views. Recently, it climbed to #1 in the UK and has held that spot for five consecutive weeks, making her the longest-running female #1 since Adele. Continuing to heat up, “Havana” earned an RIAA double-platinum certification. In addition, she teamed up with Daddy Yankee for the Official Remix of the song, which features the songstress singing the song in Spanish for the first time! Last month, she jetted across the pond to perform “Havana” at the MTV Emas. The show-stopping set became one of the night’s most talked about moments. It follows up her electrifying performance of the single at the Latin American Music Awards. The runaway success of “Havana” continues to translate around the globe with platinum certifications in Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Ireland and gold in New Zealand, Norway, and Chile. In addition, it spent two consecutive weeks at #2 on the official singles charts in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Moreover, it remains among Top 5 for airplay in the UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand as well as Top 10 in Germany. On iTunes, it clinched #1 on iTunes in 80 countries, including the UK – for two straight weeks – Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and more. Meanwhile, it’s Top 10 in 88 countries and counting. At Spotify, the single is top 10 in 31 countries, namely the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, and across Asia. It’s the top-selling song globally on iTunes for 28 days and counting.