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Top Stories this month - August 2017
Portronics Unveils Portable Bluetooth Speaker, "Sound Bun"
Akash Shukla Announces UPRISE 2017 On World Entrepreneurship Day
Claim of Clean and Efficient Administration - Wake up Call for Govt. of Maharashtra
AXILSPOT To Reinforce Its Presence In India Post August 15, 2017
Marg ERP Awarded 'Best Start-Up in Skill Development' by ASSOCHAM
Toreto Launches Multi-Functionality Car Charger - "Rapid Charger 5 TOR 402"
GIGABYTE Launches the X399 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard

July 2017

Portronics Unveils Portable Bluetooth Speaker, "Sound Bun"

6W Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker with Microphone
Available in two colors; classic Beige and Black just for Rs 1,999

New Delhi, August 21, 2017 : Portronics has launched Sound Bun a very powerful Portable Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker with Microphone. It produces unbelievably great quality sound with just a 6W speaker. This portable wireless speaker has a playback time up to 4 hours.

Sound Bun is a portable Bluetooth speaker by Portronics, a homegrown Indian brand which has been bringing innovative and high quality digital products into the market since 2008.

If you are looking to buy a Bluetooth speaker for your easy listening at home, car or during trips, Portronics Sound Bun 6W Bluetooth Speaker with Mic would be an ideal product.

The Lightest Speaker with Stunning Design

Sound Bun is very compact. Precisely, the dimensions of the Sound Bun are 102x102x40 mm and weighs as less as 128 grams. It comfortably fits into your pocket, small pouch or laptop bag. The body is made up of high-quality plastic. It looks very premium and is backed up with Li-polymer battery with a chargeable micro USB port. It has battery capacity of 600mah and offers a play back time of 4 hours.

Versatile Music Options

Sound Bun seamlessly connects with all your devices with Bluetooth 4.1, Aux cable or micro-SD card. You can easily connect your smart phone, laptop, tablet, phablet and smart TV with a single click using Bluetooth.

Specifications:

Sound Bun 6W Bluetooth Speaker with Mic supports Bluetooth 4.1 and backed with DC 5V - 1A Power Input. Frequency Response ranges between 90 to 20 KHz and the S/N Ratio is 80dB which allows Sound Bun to deliver Audio output with decent quality. You will get a high-quality micro USB charging cable, an AUX Cable and a user manual in the box.

Since the beginning, Portronics has never compromised on finesse, safety and quality of its products. All the products of Portronics are well known for their high-quality circuits and very high standards of internal and external safety measures.

Pricing and Availability:

Sound Bun is available in two colors, classic Beige and Black at just for Rs 1,999 on all leading gadget stores - online and offline.

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Akash Shukla Announces UPRISE 2017 On World Entrepreneurship Day

A step towards Encouraging, Educating and Empowering women in business

On World Entrepreneurship Day, Akash Shukla, Business Head, Circle Creation Entertainment announced UPRISE 2017 for emerging women entrepreneurs. The Co-chairperson product council of NASSCOM- Dr. Somdutta Singh, Upasana Taku - Co Founder, Mobikwik , Neena Gupta (Renowned TV Actress) and many more will join hands for this inimitable initiative.

UPRISE is an unique and first of its kind, women entrepreneur initiative which is a step towards encouraging, educating and empowering women in business. The initiative will get started with a grand launch ceremony where many dignitaries from Business, social and political background will graze the event by their presence and give it a great head start.

Mr. Akash Shukla, Business head of Circle Creation Entertainment said "It makes me immensely happy to announce UPRISE 2017 and it will help women to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams and I would be glad to help them in their journey. This initiative will help women to overcome challenges and will also provide better access to business opportunities. This initiative is going to be an on-going process and there will be one workshop every month from September onwards."

In this, women entrepreneur initiative top renowned women entrepreneurs will be as panellists, VIP and celebrity guests will graze the event by their presence.

Each month workshop will be held in different cities which will cover almost all Metro and other major business cities of India. In our second phase we will target the rural India also. There will be an annual Award function in every December month with various awards to recognize the success of women entrepreneurs.

Outgrowth Digital and Kraction Films also collaborated for women entrepreneur initiative.

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Claim of Clean and Efficient Administration - Wake up Call for Govt. of Maharashtra

With installation of BJP Govt. in Maharashtra under the Chief Minister, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, the people of Maharashtra, particularly the business community had expected that age-old red-tapism, corrupt and inefficient administration would be hauled up to deliver the services to the common man. The honourable Chief Minister had even gone one step ahead in weeding out red-tapism by implementing Right to Services (RTS) Act. Despite all these claims of clean and efficient service to the people of Maharashtra through RTS Act and other related reforms, the bureaucracy seems to be hardly bothered, even under RTI Act. Despite appeal under RTI Act, the concerned Appellate Authority does not bother to respond within the stipulated time frame as per the provisions of RTI Act, surprisingly without assigning any reason for such complacency. A classic case of inefficient bureaucracy is the long pending request of Mumbai- based company, Man Tubinox Ltd. (MTL) for refund of excess Stamp Duty paid by MTL to Govt. of Maharashtra since 2015.

For the purpose of creating equitable mortgage to secure term loans sanctioned by Public Sector Banks, MTL had purchased E-Stamps amounting to ₹30 Lakhs on 07/11/2015 vide e-SBTR No. 14043953650860 through Punjab National Bank, Vile Parle East Branch.

However, MTL had to create a registered mortgage on the same property instead of equitable mortgage. The said Indenture of Mortgage is duly registered with the Sub-Registrar of Assurances, Andheri-4, Mumbai, under Serial No. BDR15-557-2016 dated 21/01/2016. As a result of this registered mortgage, the abovementioned equitable mortgage was not required and the Stamp Duty paid thereon became erroneous as MTL had paid Stamp Duty on the same property while creating registered mortgage.

On 31st December 2015, MTL had lodged its claim u/s 47 of Bombay Stamp Act 1958 vide Refund Application No.2016/1007521 for refund of the said Stamp Duty of ₹30 Lakhs with the Additional Controller of Stamps, General Stamp Office, Mumbai HO by duly furnishing an Affidavit and other relevant documents in support of its claim. MTL had also submitted a Certificate dated 14/10/2016 from AXIS TRUSTEE SERVICES LTD. confirming that erroneously Stamp Duty should be refunded as the stamp paper was not used for the purpose its was purchased.

Subsequently in March 2016, MTL was informed by the Deptt. that its request will be processed by the Office of The Inspector General of Registration (IGR), Pune (Headquarters). Since then, MTL has been following up relentlessly with the concerned officials of IGR. MTL had furnished all the relevant documents as demanded by the IGR officials to enable them process the refund.

MTL came to know that its file was lying with the Jt. IGR, Ms. Naina Bondarde for more than 6 months. After several visits to her office at Pune, Ms. Bondarde in November 2016 had assured that MTL's refund request will be approved within a fortnight.

Having not received the refund order from Jt. IGR despite regular follow up, MTL had met the IGR, Dr. Ramaswami N. on the 3rd February 2017, when he had assured MTL that immediately after municipal elections, i.e. 21st February 2017, he will personally look into the matter and resolve MTL's refund issue if the Jt. IGR Ms. Naina Bondarde does not do the needful.

Whenever, MTL visited the office of Jt. IGR and the IGR, it was informed by the junior officials that all the queries raised by the Jt. IGR and IGR had been satisfactorily replied/submitted on file and MTL's refund should happen any time soon. Unfortunately, MTL has not received the said refund till date for reasons best known to the IGR and Jt. IGR.

Finally, MTL approached the Honble Chief Minister, vide its letter dated the 3rd April 2017 seeking his intervention to expedite refund of the said Stamp Duty ₹30 Lakhs. Yet no response.

Subsequently, MTL filed an application under RTI Act with the office of IGR, Pune in May, 2017, seeking status of refund of the said Stamp Duty of ₹30 Lakhs. In reply, MTL was informed that its RTI application has been forwarded to the concerned officials of IGR, Pune and if they do not receive any reply within 30 days, they should file an appeal before the Appellate Authority. Having not received any response from IGR, Pune, MTL filed an appeal before the 1st Appellate Authority in June 2017. No response as yet.

The sorry state of affairs in the Office of IGR, Pune tells the truth about efficiency of the Fadnavis Administration. Even, CM himself has not bothered to reply or even acknowledge the various reminder letters written by MTL.

On one hand, Mr. Fadnavis is seriously implementing various reforms to improve the ranking of Maharashtra among other states of India in "Ease of Doing Business". Maharashtra is ranked 10th with a score of 92.86% in top 10 states in the ranking for 2016. However, few of the crucial departments under Govt. of Maharashtra need immediate attention to make them sensitive to problems being faced by businesses. One such department is the Registration and Stamps under Revenue Department.

If the Govt. and its officials do not do what they claim to bring in transparency and efficiency, what would be fate of the State. Now, corruption has started raising its ugly head in the BJP Govt. in the form of quid pro quo against Housing Minister, Mr. Prakash Mehta and the Vice Chairman & MD of MSRDC, Mr. Radheshyam Mopalwar concerning the dream project of Mr.Fadnavis, i.e., Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway.

Wake up Mr. Chief Minister before more skeletons come out of cupboard and act against corrupt and inefficient officials to assure the people of Maharashtra that the State is in clean and safe hands.

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AXILSPOT To Reinforce Its Presence In India Post August 15, 2017

The cutting edge WLAN solutions of are tailor made for a host of business environments in India and will be available throughout the country via its extensive partner network

New Delhi, August 17, 2017: AXILSPOT, a global leader in enterprise WLAN solutions has said that it will increase the volume of its product stock, comprising of cutting edge high end WLAN solutions in India after August 15, 2017.

The company's product line-up also boasts of its high-end technology which furnishes ultra high-speed, stable and high capacity Wi-Fi access. The multi-beam smart-selection antenna array system has been developed after years of exhaustive research by the top-notch RF team of leading scientists in microwave and Wi-Fi industry.

The technology merges the LTE base station antenna technologies into Wi-Fi transmission. The company recently joined hands with Redington, the biggest supply Chain Solution Provider in emerging markets appointing it as the regional distributor in India.

The alliance enabled AXILSPOT to reach out to unexplored markets in India and help businesses with its state of the art wireless networking solutions.

Following this month, the company also plans to set up new offices in the country and rope in more partners to bolster its presence in the highly potential WLAN solutions market in India. The company will also establish its customer care center office in India to offer its customers with 24*7 support.

"Our solutions have proven to be a landmark in India's Wi-Fi segment owing to their trend setting technology and high capacity performance. With the country's hunger for bandwidth growing manyfold each year, AXILSPOT's solutions will play a pivotal role in aiding the digital transformation of the country", said Pinaki Chatterjee, Regional Director, India & SAARC, AXILSPOT.

AXILSPOT is a Solution Partner and System Integrator focused brand which emphasizes on partner margins and promises partner profitability. AXILSPOT offers an exclusive warranty up to 5 years.

AXILSPOT will be flagging of their partner empowerment program by training selected partners in multiple cities all across India. The program commences from 17 th of August. Meanwhile AXILSPOT is relinquishing a tremendous response and has already got few success stories from Indian partners who/which engaged the company in smart city, education, railways and other govt. projects.

AXILSPOT's Product Line-Up:

  • DORADO - Featuring Multiservice In wall series and Integrated Antenna Ceiling Series. Both the series offer a host of In-wall Access Points and Integrated Antenna Ceiling Access Points.
  • SEAL - Featuring Outdoor Bridge Series and Outdoor Access Point Series with Point to Point Wireless Bridge and Wave 2 Access Point.
  • MOBULA - Featuring App Management Platform, Windows Management Platform and Enterprise WLAN Management Platform.
  • Switches - PoE Switches of 5, 8 and 16 ports respectively.

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Marg ERP Awarded 'Best Start-Up in Skill Development' by ASSOCHAM

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development, confers the Award

New Delhi, August 16, 2017: At a gala ceremony organized by ASSOCHAM, Marg ERP, which has been actively involved in the government's Skill India Program, was awarded the Best Start-Up in Skill Development. The award was given by Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Government of India.

Marg ERP is the country's fastest growing integrated business management and inventory application software provider has been in the forefront of Skill India campaign. The company has set up has set up 500 academies across India for training personnel in software inventory and accounting. It plans to scale this up to 2000 by 2018.

The ASSOCHAM Summit-cum-Awards is meant to honor and recognize those who have played a catalytic role and demonstrated their commitment to the advancement of Skills by implementing skills development and training programs. With more than 500 guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala lunch.

The criteria for the award was involvement, dedication and success in skilling India. There were Smile Foundation, Elite Education, Muskan Foundation &North-East Education organizations nominated in this category. But Marg ERP scored over others because of its reputation as the number one, pan-India Inventory and Accounting Software Company and its consistent work in the field of skill development. Its excellent training facilities and proven track record of securing student placement also went in its favor. Starting with 1800 students in 2015, Marg ERP has so far helped train 7000 and the numbers are growing every day.

Conferring the award, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, was all praise for Marg ERP efforts in skilling India and wished it greater success in the coming days and months.

Delighted at the honor, Mr. Sudhir Singh, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, Marg ERP said, "It's recognition of the work we have been doing in this field. With various national and state level skill development programs, we have been involved with, Marg ERP has been instrumental in substantial knowledge transfer in the field of accounting and inventory and has helped a very large number of students get good jobs. The company has set up has set up 500 training academies across India for the purpose. The award encourages us to continue our good work. The Indian economy needs a constant supply of skilled manpower in Inventory and Accounting. Our aim is to fulfill this need through our involvement with the government's Skill India Program."

The company has recently launched 1-month Crash Course on Goods & Services Tax (GST). The course is meant to enable millions of small and medium business owners and other professionals dealing with GST get up to date with the new tax system.

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Toreto Launches Multi-Functionality Car Charger - "Rapid Charger 5 TOR 402"

One stop solution for your power hungry devices

New Delhi, August 03, 2017: Toreto a noteworthy leader in the innovative and portable technology has today launched, "RAPID CHARGER 5 TOR 402". A unique car accessory for charging your smartphones, tablets and all 5V devices.

"Rapid Charger 5" is the latest entrant to the existing Car Charging Solutions of premium and highly reliable Car Chargers.

Think of long drives with your folks. With "Rapid Charger 5" it's easy to handle the power woes of your hungry smart devices bet it smart phone, tab, power-bank or smart camera etc. You don't need to pester about the charging anymore. Simply connect the devise to the charging slot and get connected.

Charging simplified, simply plug-in the device into the car charging socket. The charger comes with 2 USB ports. The device has 3.4A Output supporting to charge 2 devices simultaneously. It comes with features like Safety USB Charging preventing the devices from any unwanted current/voltage.

It has a distinctive power short-circuit protection; that prevents over current & over voltage and overload protection issues to ensure safety while charging any of the devices.

"Rapid Charger 5" is one of the most designable USB car charger featuring two USB Ports and an LED light for multiple feature functions. It can be stored away easily in the car when not used.

Salient Features:

  • Ergonomic Design
  • Rapid Car Charger
  • 2 USB Port
  • Input : DC 12-24 V
  • Output: 5V, 3.4 A
  • Inbuilt LED Light

Pricing and Availability:

Toreto Rapid Charger 5 is available at a very attractive price of INR 599/- and is available at all leading e-commerce platforms. To know more about availability visit, www.toreto.in

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GIGABYTE Launches the X399 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard

Introducing Highly Selective, State-of-the-Art Specifications Made for the Powerful AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

New Delhi, India, August 2, 2017 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, presents the newest AMD X399 equipped motherboard, the X399 AORUS Gaming 7. The critically acclaimed AORUS series extends its focus to the AMD platform and the new X399 AORUS Gaming 7 comes with a plethora of impressive features. These features include high-end cooling solutions, digital lighting support, M.2 plug heat dissipation armor, 4-Way display output, a newly designed power source, GIGABYTE's unique RGB Fusion and Smart Fan 5, which provide the user with a high quality, innovative and high performance motherboard.

In addition, GIGABYTE has partnered with WTFast to provide the best networking connection to consumers and allows the user to experience AORUS motherboard's strong and stable network performance. Not only does it fulfill the user's connection speed expectations, it complements the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 's top notch processor capabilities.

Vincent Liu, Senior Associate Vice President of GIGABYTE's Motherboard Business Unit states: "Following the release of AMD's newest X399 platform equipped with the Ryzen Threadripper processor, GIGABYTE has provided consumers with a revolutionary new product. Not only will our new motherboard provide high user compatibility and be paired with the top notch quality of AMD's processor, it shows our dedication to produce the best motherboards for passionate gamers and enthusiasts." Senior Associate Vice President Liu further stated: "GIGABYTE's X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard is designed for passionate gamers and enthusiasts. Through the utilization of our valued resources and professional research and development, the newest motherboard provides both stability and effective performance, giving consumers an amazing choice of a motherboard."

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor is the first AMD consumer processor to utilize a land grid array design. It uses a SocketTR4 power source with 4094 pins and is larger in volume compared to the AMD Ryzen 7. The brand new AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor uses a 14nm core and boasts a 16-core, 32 thread design, more than double that of the AMD Ryzen 7. The Ryzen Threadripper also provides the consumer with a record breaking 64 PCIe Gen3 lanes, improving its overall processing capabilities. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7's unique design fully supports the Ryzen Threadripper processor, three PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe M.2 interfaces, and USB 3.1 Gen2 connectivity, providing high quality display and efficient information processing/storage connectivity. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard utilizes a highly durable power equipment design, providing the best support for the Ryzen Threadripper 's exceptional processing capabilities. It is by far the best choice for AMD's top processor on the market.

RGB Fusion with Digital LED Lighting

GIGABYTE's newest X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard is equipped with RGB LED Light selection. It comes with a brand new, completely redesigned RGB Fusion technology. The consumer will have the option to completely customize the selection to his/her own personal preference and style. In addition, the X399 AORUS Gaming 7 supports the latest digital LED lighting. Each individual LED can be independently displayed with a wide range of options. Not only does GIGABYTE's RGB Fusion software retain the previous generation's acclaimed style, it adds more than ten digital LED lighting styles, giving the consumer more flexibility. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard simultaneously supports 5V and 12V digital LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights, providing the consumer with options to customize the lighting and removing many restrictions to lighting styles.

Smart Fan 5 with Effective Heat Dissipation Settings

The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard comes equipped with the newest Smart Fan 5 technology. Not only can the consumer customize different fan speeds and heat dissipation settings, the consumer can maximize efficiency of the fan system by increasing/decreasing fan strength based on current computer processes and performance. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 ensures that your system performs at optimal temperature settings.

M.2 Thermal Guard: Low Temperatures, High Effectiveness

The AORUS motherboard provides the consumer with the highest storage efficiency. With a 3 group NVMe PCIe x4 M.2 surge protection setting, it provides the consumer with the fastest 32 GB/s preview and transfer speed and allows the consumer to easily tune disk array settings. Since standard M.2 drives may be affected by overheating during regular operation, GIGABYTE's specially designed Thermal Guard Armor helps reduce M.2 drive's operating temperature. GIGABYTE's M.2 Thermal Guard can help keep M.2 devices up to 20 degrees Celsius cooler, protecting the components from being affected by overheating and allowing the board to run effectively.

Highly Durable Power Supply Unit

The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 has a significantly more durable power supply with its CPU (ATX12V) and 24-Pin ATX power source. It has superior power transmission capabilities, a fourth generation power source, a third generation PowIRstage chip and a industry leading IR, providing stable and more than sufficient power. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 is highly durable and should provide at least 100,000 hours of power. The board also has USB port protection with Precision Digital Fuses, to protect against over-current damage and avoid unexpected voltage from external devices. These important power management and protection features will ensure a stable and efficient AMD Ryzen Threadripper operation on the X399 AORUS Gaming 7.

Improved Graphics Performance + High Quality Audio

The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard provides 64 PCIe Gen3 lanes of which 48 PCIe Gen3 lanes are dedicated to graphics performance. The four PCIe Gen3 slots (16+16+8+8) support 4-Way AMD CrossFire and 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI and provide 4K quality display, giving the consumer an exceptional gaming experience. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 uses the Realtek® ALC1220 engine, Smart Headphone AMP

capabilities, and its audio settings can be optimized. The consumer doesn't have to worry about the audio being too soft or too loud. Adding on the Nichicon and WIMA audio options, the motherboard provides the consumer with top notch entertainment quality. Regardless if it's listening to music, watching a movie, destroying enemies in PC games, the consumer can enjoy high end visual and audio quality.

Killer E2500+ WTFast GPN Software Capabilities

The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard utilizes the Killer E2500 Network Ethernet Controller. Built in with a network controller system, it enables the consumer to complete high speed downloads, ensures a stable connection, and reduces network lag during gaming. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard has partnered with WTFast to provide GPN private networking functions regardless of where the consumer is and improves network quality and stability. The X399 AORUS Gaming 7's exceptional network performance with its free 14 day WTFast subscription will provide optimal internet performance to the consumer and allow him/her to use the fastest internet connections, up to 60 percent faster than other network connections.

Additionally, the X399 AORUS Gaming 7 is equipped with the Creative SoundBlaster 720. Not only does it provide top notch quality sound effects for gaming but the addition of the ScoutRadar Display allows the consumer to utilize headphones and the display to easily recognize enemy positions by sound and gives them a competitive edge over other competitive gamers. For consumers who enjoy streaming, the X399 AORUS Gaming 7 provides a year's subscription of XSplit Gamecaster, which employs an easy to use interface for streaming and gives the consumer an opportunity to share exciting highlights with the rest of the world.

The X399 AORUS Gaming 7 supports the newest SocketTR4 powered AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor, DDR4, USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, USC DAC-UP2, Q-Flash Plus, and other unique GIGABYTE specifications. For more information on the specifications of this new product and the technical features it supports, please visit the official site for more details.

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