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Arogya World announces 2022 Healthy Workplaces 

Arogya World, a non-profit organization working to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through health education and lifestyle change, today announced their 2022 Healthy Workplaces and recognized 34 Indian & global companies for championing workplace health at their annual Healthy Workplace Conference and Awards flagship event. The organization recognized these Healthy Workplaces for promoting holistic health and well-being which includes the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of employees while focusing on healthy lifestyles for addressing NCD prevention and mental well-being at the workplace. As on date, Arogya World has recognized 186 companies as Healthy Workplaces, spanning over 5.83 million employees. The 2022 Healthy Workplace companies are 1.    Mercedes-Benz 2.    State Bank of India 3.    Mumbai International Airport 4.    Sony Entertainment Television 5.    HCL 6.    Tata Motors 7.    Adecco 8.    Coffee Board 9.    Mikro Grafeio 10.  Avian WE 11.  LV Prasad Eye Hospital 12.  Bagmane 13.  RMZ – CBRE 14.  Fresenius – Kabi 15.  GarbhaGudi IVF Centre 16.  Aprava (Jhajjar Power) 17.  CGI 18.  Vedanta Limited (Jharsuguda) 19.  Cairn Oil & Gas 20.  Bharat Aluminium Company Limited 21.  Vedanta Limited (Lanjigarh) 22.  Ferro Alloys Corporation Limited 23.  Talwandi Sabo Power Limited 24.  Vedanta Ltd- Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business 25.  Hindustan Zinc Limited 26.  ESL Steel Limited 27.  Sterlite Copper 28.  Department of Tourism (Karnataka) 29.  Quess Staffing The Healthy Workplace program accreditation is a rigorous assessment that involves interaction with eminent Industry Health Experts. Along with Arogya team, they evaluate and ascertain the interventions implemented by the organization based on Arogya World’s healthy workplaces criteria aligned with the WHO guidelines. It primarily involves Leadership engagement, physical health criteria (like healthy eating, tobacco cessation, and physical activity), and also mental health criteria introduced by Arogya World for the first time in 2020 in response to COVID.  Dr. Nalini Saligram, Founder of Arogya World & An Ashoka Fellow, said, “Employees are the biggest asset...

CIEL Group Announces Strategic Investment in Tech Platforms as part of its IPO Roadmap

Strategic investment in Jombay, India’s leading HR Tech platform for talent assessment and development Launches a Tech platform, ProSculpt connecting the four pillars of employment eco-system namely student, faculty, institution and industry Launches HfactoR 2.0, HR Suite combined with mobile based recruitment platform Records 80% y-o-y growth in revenue for H1’ 22-23, significantly higher than the staffing industry growth rate Leading towards the IPO plans, CIEL HR Services, one of the leading workforce and skilling solution companies in India, is taking strides in its expansion plans by organic as well as inorganic growth. Charting its inorganic growth journey, CIEL announced a strategic investment today into Next Leap Career Solutions Private Limited (Brand name: Jombay) by signing a definitive agreement to acquire its 100% equity stake in tranches. This acquisition is part of its strategic vision to expand its offering in the HR services space. With this acquisition, CIEL Group strengthens its position further as a workforce solutions company leveraging technology. Jombay’s technology solutions are used by more than 500 marquee organizations for identifying and building great managers and leaders and making them future ready. Every year more than 200,000 managers and leaders go through Jombay’s Assessments & Development programs. It is a “made in India, made for the world” platform built by a team of Business Psychologists, Engineers and Product Entrepreneurs. Jombay enjoys a strong HR community connect including the HR40under40 initiative. Pi Capital and Legalogic has advised Jombay through this deal and NovoJuris represented CIEL.                          Recording a 80% growth in y-o-y revenue for H1’ 22-23, CIEL continues to chart its organic growth journey by expanding its geographic footprint...

Zetwerk Makes Its 4th Acquisition, Acquires U.S.-based Unimacts at a Valuation of $39 Million, To Strengthen Its International Operations

– This announcement comes less than six months after Zetwerk acquiredthree Indian manufacturing supply chains across aerospace & defense, oil &gas, and railways segments. Zetwerk Manufacturing, the global source of manufacturing across industrial and consumer products, today announced it has acquired Unimacts, a leading manufacturing services company operating within various industries including industrial products, material handling, and renewable energy segments. Zetwerk’s acquisition of Unimacts will position the company for additional expansion and diversification, providing immediate access to marquee solar and wind-power customers. Additionally, Zetwerk will gain access to the large-scale consolidated demand Unimacts has generated thus far, which will be serviced by the company’s massive global supply base. Similarly, the company will benefit from Unimacts’ notable industry expertise in renewable energy manufacturing and an endless supply of highly specified mechanical products, logistics support, design for manufacturing, inventory management, and near-customer warehousing. The executive team at Unimacts, including Matthew Arnold, CEO, Andrew Woglom, CFO, and Alan Hays, COO, along with the team at Unimacts, will be joining Zetwerk, bringing the global employee count to 1,900. For Unimacts, this acquisition will equip the company with the necessary capital to scale up its presence in the U.S., Europe and Mexico, along with access to a strong off-shore footprint in India and Vietnam. Overall, Unimacts’ customer relations, supply partners and business operations will remain unaffected. “Unimacts’ offerings in the U.S., Europe and Mexico markets complement our existing portfolio and vision of being a global leader in the manufacturing space,” said Amrit Acharya, Co-founder and CEO of Zetwerk. “This acquisition will immediately expand our presence in North America and position Zetwerk for additional expansion...

Curatal ushers in curated talent – An idea whose time is now!

  If quality of talent is one of the most crucial areas in the digital era that impacts the strategic growth of the organization, Curatal is here to rewrite the existing practices and take a giant leap into the future in talent management. Curatal ushers in the concept of curated talent. This means that industry’s HR managers save substantial amounts of time, money, and energy in various activities that involve search, evaluation, and nurturing talent. Earlier this year, Curatal changed its identity from First IPO to an established leading player in interview process outsourcing, with the distinction of conducting over 1 million interviews for 200+ clients with over 4,500 technical experts. Curatal has enlarged its vision to provide talent management solutions, leveraging its pioneering advantage in curated talent. These include SEA (an acronym that stands for Search, Engage and Acquire) talent audit, talent pipe, and virtual campus. To lend impetus to Curatal’s initiatives, Pruthvi Nanjappa has joined as its Co-Founder and Chief Executive. Says Manjunath R, Co-Founder, Curatal, “Pruthvi joining us is definitely a milestone moment for us. His 25 years of experience with several reputed MNCs and an entrepreneurial mindset will give us the edge.” Pruthvi’s switch from the other side of the table is just what the doctor ordered. A strong client-focused mindset apart, Curatal will leverage its robust AIML technology platform, to provide tailor-made solutions. Pruthvi struck a positive note by saying, “We resonate well with the changing needs of the HR fraternity, which is open to proactive and, progressive partnerships. Curatal’s talent management solutions, which leverage our curated talent advantage, are indeed poised to be...

Primus Senior Homes teams up with LiveAltlife to conduct a diabetes awareness session

India is often called the ‘Diabetes Capital of the World’, as it accounts for 17% percent of the total number of diabetics globally. Senior citizens of the country suffer a higher risk of being diabetic. On average, 14 percent of the population above the age of 60 suffer from diabetes in India. The number of cases of diabetes in senior citizens across India in 2050 is estimated to be about 33.3 million. As November is Diabetes Awareness Month, Primus Senior Homes which offers premium elder care services and senior residences teamed up with the health-tech startup, LiveAltlife to educate and support its residents who are diabetic. The residents were taken through an extensive educational program that dealt with types of Diabetes, symptoms, causes, preventive measures, and the role of nutrition in its successful management. Talking about the session, Adarsh Narahari, Founder and Managing Director of Primus Lifespaces said, “Senior Living is all about creating an ecosystem of care, convenience & comfort wherein we are able to reduce the process of ageing through proactive medical care and creation of like-minded communities. At Primus, we go the extra mile in keeping them physically and mentally fit — especially with our bespoke services and dynamic activity calendars. A number of our residents are diabetic and we aim to offer the best possible support and care to them. Hence, the diabetes awareness session organized in partnership with LiveAltlife is an effort to provide the best care for our residents.” Adding to this, Vivek Subramanyam, Founder & CEO, LiveAltlife said, “It was a pleasure interacting with the energetic seniors at Primus Reflection around Diabetes...

Panasonic launches its I – Class Kitchen- a bridge to luxury kitchen solution for India

Panasonic presents its new I – Class kitchens following the success of its L – Class range in India Panasonic Life Solutions India, one of the largest domestic manufacturers of electrical construction materials, housing, and diverse electronics technologies, announced the launch of its exclusive I-Class Modular Kitchen range. This new range will be a one-stop shop for homeowners looking to customise their kitchens using a combination of Japanese technology and Indian production, as well as customisable aesthetics for users seeking affordable luxury options. The new range will be available in 23 cities across India via 25 retail stores. This new I-Class Kitchen range is a great combination of best-in-class material sourced across India and the latest technology from Japan. It boasts of an array of highly customizable features including 100% smart storage to provide maximum space utility for Indian households. The countertops are reinforced by crosspiece which offers solid durability and resilience. The entire cabinet which is made of plywood comes with smart and functional features such as SS matt and rubber strips that provide soft down technology and unique storage shifting technologies, elevates the entire kitchen experience. The I-Class range enables the customers to customise options of cabinet doors in hundreds of colours and patterns in varied materials and finishes. Panasonic Life Solutions India also promises a 10-year replacement guarantee on the new range. Thus, replete with innovative technology solutions and elegant streamlined designs, the I-Class Kitchen range is testimony to the Panasonic trust and brand ethos. Panasonic’s Modular Kitchen business started in 1962 in Japan and has grown tremendously over the years providing numerous varieties and layouts...

Apollo Cancer Centres launches “ArtCan” to raise awareness about Breast Cancer

For the first time in the country, artists and survivors join hands to win over cancer The Apollo Cancer Centres (ACC), ranked among the world’s best cancer hospitals, launches – ArtCan, a unique initiative which uses art as a medium to spread awareness on Breast Cancer. Apollo Cancer Centres joined hands with mural artists and survivors to curate art that educates and empowers every woman about the importance of regular self-breast examination. Through ancient Kerala Mural Arts, 8 steps of self-breast examination bring attention to the issue of breast cancer. Each frame reflects the story of a woman who discovered this condition while performing a self-breast examination, acted on time and defeated cancer. These eight steps have also been depicted in a book format called ‘Chitra Sutra’. The Mural Arts were unveiled today at Hotel ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru. This unique initiative was inaugurated by Dr Jyotsna Srikanth, an internationally acclaimed violinist in presence of the eminent artist Saji KT, breast cancer experts, and winners. Sharing his thoughts at the launch of ArtCan campaign, Dr Jyotsna Srikanth, an internationally acclaimed violinist, said, “It gives me great pleasure to be a part of the campaign ‘ArtCan’. Art facilitates communication between patients and healthcare personnel by bringing forth insights from the patients’ view that can be communicated to the world. I appreciate Apollo Cancer Centres’ use of art as a medium to educate and raise awareness about self-breast examination. I’m hoping that this initiative will reach women from all over the country and help them win over breast cancer.” Mr Dinesh Madhavan, President – Group Oncology & International, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited,...

Himalaya brings back “Ek Nayi Muskaan” – a flagship initiative aimed at spreading awareness on cleft lip and palate in children

Himalaya Wellness Company, one of India’s leading wellness brands, announced the launch of its 7th edition of “Ek Nayi Muskaan” in Bengaluru today. Muskaan is the flagship social impact initiative that aims to create awareness on the condition of cleft lips and palates in children. This initiative has been co-created and implemented in partnership with Smile Train, the world largest cleft-focused NGO dedicated to spreading awareness on cleft deformities and supporting this facial birth difference and supporting 100% free cleft surgeries and comprehensive cleft care for the underprivileged. To commemorate the launch this year, Himalaya, organized an event to address the societal stigma that children face due to cleft and bring about a change in society to recognize that children with clefts can live full and healthy lives. The event saw many engaging activities such as gaming zones, art workshops, and interactive installations for children. They also got an opportunity to engage and interact with various Instagram influencers such as Neha Chatlani, Namrata Kumari, Swati Gandhi, Diksha, and Palak Bhandari at the event. The event saw speakers who shared their success stories with children, helping them get inspired from some incredible narratives on cleft. Through this initiative, Himalaya Wellness Company and Smile Train India are working to spread awareness about the birth condition that affects one in 700 births in India, but still faces a shocking lack of awareness among much of the population. This initiative also seeks to support families by providing free cleft treatment for children in need across the country. Himalaya Wellness Company has persisted on its aim to bring happiness to children across India in...

Narayana Multispeciality Hospital – HSR Organises Walkathon

To commemorate the world heart day, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital – HSR had organised a five-KM walkathon today  from NH HSR to HSR Club. NH HSR raised awareness about the long-term benefits of walking in maintaining cardiac health. The event witnessed participation from more than 100 people. The walkathon was followed by quiz competition and fun games. The winners were rewarded with first aid boxes and...

Panasonic introduces India’s truly smart Washing Machine this festive season

Introduces top-load washing machine models, enabled with Panasonic’s connected living platform, Miraie Digital film campaign – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8T8oHYK6hw Panasonic Life Solutions India (PLSIND), a leading diversified technology company launched a new line-up of India’s truly smart washing machines this festive season. Powered by Panasonic’s connected living platform – Miraie, the new range of top-load smart washing machines come with unique smart features along with premium design. The new models come in multiple capacities ranging from 6.5 kg, 7kg to 8 kg starting at INR 19,690, and are available at all Panasonic brand shops, large format retail outlets across the country, and online platform Amazon. in.  Panasonic has also launched an exciting digital campaign, bringing back the iconic Gupta Ji, across all Panasonic India handles on Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn to engage consumers. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sandeep Sehgal, Business Head – Home Appliances, Panasonic Life Solutions India said, “Our exclusive consumer insight study tells us that Indian consumers seek enhanced product experience that can make daily life chores easier and efficient, and 81% are willing to pay a bit extra for connected features. The insight study further tells us that over 50% of consumers aspire to the idea of connected living with comfort, convenience, and safety being the top reasons. Our latest range of Miraie-enabled top-load washing machines offers smart features such as customized wash cycles, scheduled wash programs, and built-in heater technology for a sanitized washing experience. We are aiming for a 30% growth in the washing machine segment in FY 2022-23.” To create awareness about the new range of Miraie top load washing machines, Panasonic has launched a holistic digital marketing campaign #India’sTrulySmartWashingMachine. With the entire world switching to smarter technologies, it’s time washing clothes get smarter too. Panasonic Washing Machines loaded with...