January 21, 2021
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A child first companion which they show off happily everywhere. They share their moments of joy, sorrows everything with them. A toy plays an important role in emotional well-being of child. A toy brings smile to a crying child. Whenever we travel back in memory lane of childhood. we recall all the toys we cherished, a precious gift. There were few toy options earlier like Wooden toys and clothes based. Now a days there is endless variety starting from soft toys, electronic toys, illuminating toys. Talkative toys, music toys are day to day need.

Majority of toys are imported. Some of them do not offer quality products but in race of price sensitive markets they are available in bulk. Now Indian Toy industry is also advanced. They can give fair competition having wide range of toys from traditional to board games. There are number of artists behind Indian toys who is keeping our culture and heritage alive.

Let’s promise to support home grove toy manufactures and increasing employment also for our artists. With each toy sale light their homes and bring the radiance of their happiness to your homes. Let’s support make in India toys.

Author : Shipra Dhingra

Health

You have always heard of You are What You Eat but we have added drinks also here as we as Food experts understand the importance of hydrating your body with drinks which are not only tasty but healthy also.

Now I am sure you must be aware that healthy drinks are the drinks with lesser or no sugar but are you aware that there are many other ingredients, which make your drinks very unhealthy. So today we shall discuss drinks one by one and try to understand which one is the best for us?

In every blog we shall talk about one drink and try to analyze its constitution and few claims that these food industries make. By the way I am also a food technologist by profession and can certainly take you through these varied drinks which keep attracting you from shelves of super stores.

HOW TO READ LABELS SMARTLY

Start analyzing the labels. Reading the labels and understanding what’s not written is something we all should understand.

  1. Serving size: you picked up a can and very wisely checked the no of cal written , just recheck if its written per serving or per can. They would very smartly make you feel good that it has 65 cal / serving and their serving size can vary like my serving size is 2/3 cup and yours serving size might be ½ cup so just imagine its not only about serving size but its about the company’s serving size. So next time when ever you read labels be careful with the serving size.
  2. Do not let the healthy claims fool you: No added sugar but ingredients would show HFCS that is high fructose corn syrup. So is it bad for you ? Yes by all means its bad for your health as it is used in majority of foods without calling much attention. Even low fat foods have HFCS to make up for the lost flavor. HFCS like all sugars is nutrient empty and very high in calories. It leads to glycemic problems which is not good for diabetics. So consider avoiding processed foods or drinks with HFCS.
  3. Read 1st Three ingredients with utmost care as it will give you a fair idea of what your drinks or foods have in maximum. Just see the number in the list and understand how good is it for you?

We will discuss more facts about understanding labels and move on to understand different foods, diets and fads.

Author

Poonam Kapur — https://poonamkapur.com

Education

Amazon India today announced the launch of Amazon Academy to help students preparing for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) for entrance to engineering colleges. The online preparation offering will equip students with in-depth knowledge and practice routines required for the JEE, through curated learning material, live lectures and comprehensive assessments in Math, Physics and Chemistry.

The beta version of Amazon Academy will be available free of cost on the web and the Google Play store.

Amol Gurwara, Director, Education at Amazon India, said, “Amazon Academy aims to bring high quality, affordable education to all, starting with those preparing for engineering entrance examinations. Our mission is to help students achieve their outcomes while also empowering educators and content partners reach millions of students. Our primary focus has been on content quality, deep learning analytics and student experience. This launch will help engineering aspirants prepare better and achieve the winning edge in JEE.”

All learning material and exam content has been developed by expert faculty from across the country. In addition to the JEE, those preparing for BITSAT, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, and MET exams will also benefit from the quality content resources available. The content is currently available for free and will continue to be for the next few months.

Corporate

The Plastics Export Promotion Council of India (PLEXCONCIL), the apex trade body for plastics exports sponsored by the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, announced the appointment of Mr Arvind Goenka (M/s. RMG Polyvinyl India Ltd.) as Chairman and Mr. Hemant Minocha (M/s. Rajiv Plastics Pvt Ltd.) as Vice Chairman amongst other office bearers of its newly constituted Committee of Administration (COA) after its recently held AGM.

The Regional Chairmen are as follows:  Regional Chairman WEST – Mr Saurabh Kalani (M/s. Flexituff Ventures International Ltd.; Regional Chairman EAST – Mr. Prasan Lohia (M/s. Merino Industries Ltd.); Regional Chairman SOUTH – Mr. Y.V. Raman (M/s POCL Enterprises Ltd.); and Regional Chairman NORTH – Mr Vikram Bhadauria (M/s. Alok Maslebatches Pvt Ltd.).

The Panel Chairmen are:  Mr. Jagdish Gupta (M/s. Stylam Industries Ltd.) – Panel Chairman Floor Coverings, Leather Cloth & Laminates; Mr. Pradip Thakkar (M/s. Mechemco Industries) – Panel Chairman FRP Products; Mr. Dhruv Sayani (M/s. Crystal Plastics & Metallizing Pvt Ltd.) – Panel Chairman Consumer & Houseware; Mr. Benjamin Cherian (M/s. Raj Hair International P.Ltd.) – Panel Chairman Human Hair & Related Products; Mr. Vimalchand Rathod (M/s. Flair Pen and Plastic Industries Pvt Ltd.) – Panel Chairman Writing Instruments; Mr. Rajiv Chitalia (M/s. Electrofocus Electricals Pvt Ltd.) – Panel Chairman Miscellaneous Products; Mr. P. Mohan (M/s. Sakkthi Polymers) – Panel Chairman Pipes & Fittings; and Dr. S.S. Rajpathak (M/s. Garware Technical Fibres Ltd.) – Panel Chairman Cordage & Fishnets.

Mr. Arvind Goenka, Chairman, PLEXCONCIL, said, “Plastics are perhaps one of the most versatile products and are being increasingly used in a wide range of applications. We request Government to frame an attractive PLI scheme for boosting polymer production and becoming AtmaNirbhar.

A PLI scheme is very important to enable manufacturers invest in plant & machinery and increase their capacity. Backed by strong government support-planned investment of over USD 50 million, as many as 10 plastic parks with state-of-the-art infrastructure are being set up to boost domestic production, employment and achieve environmentally sustainable growth.” He added, “I have made it my mission to focus on the Council’s primary objective of expanding our membership multi-fold in a 50,000 strong processing industry if we are to achieve our US$ 25 billion target. We have also identified 50 specific product groups that have immense export potential.

The Council will provide credible information about export markets to its members regularly by way B2B exhibitions, seminars, participation in foreign exhibitions and also by way of setting up warehouses & permanent exhibitions in markets like USA & Europe.”

Talking about the key priorities, Mr. Goenka added, “PLEXCONCIL is of the view that the RoDTEP rates for plastics products should be fixed in line with MEIS rates. Indian processors are not at level playing field when comparing our cost of production to those enjoyed by our competitors in the ASEAN region.

Logistics form a very integral part of export cost to plastics’ processors and this must be reduced in line with global average to boost our competitiveness. Logistic costs & Electricity costs are very high in India as compared to NEA countries. Either reasonable rates are offered to exporting units or a reasonable RoDTEP rates are fixed to partly compensate the extra costs.

Free Trade Agreements need to be renegotiated to boost plastic exports. India’s plastics are mainly exported to Europe, North America and WANA region; and we urge the Government to forge a trade agreement with these regions/countries to increase opportunities and recognition for Indian manufactured products in these regions.”

Members of PLEXCONCIL have suggested that the Government should reduce the lead time for refunds (MEIS / GST) for exporters; reinstate GSP and sign an FTA with major export destinations particularly the United States; increase the rate of Drawback; simplify manufacturing and customs laws; improve the import clearance assessment systems; and work towards improving the Ease of Doing Business in India.

About Free Trade agreements, Mr. Goenka was of the view that India is losing on exports of Value added plastic goods for export to USA, UK, WANA regions due to no Free Trade Agreements and also not benefitting under the ASEAN & SAARC FTA’s as they were not negotiated favouring plastic finished goods exports. Rather they favour imports of plastic finished at NIL or highly preferential rates.

Share of imports from India is less than 2% in case of UK & USA and less than 1% in case of EU-27 & ASEAN. Share in Africa’s imports is 4% and that with SAARC is only 15% for plastic goods. It would be his endeavor to bring this to the knowledge of the policy makers and request that existing FTA agreements be negotiated favoring plastic exports from India and new agreements be forged with importing blocs to increase presence of India’s plastics goods in the world market.

Comparison of Import of Value Added plastics from                 India & World
 Imports from WORLDImports from INDIAIndia’s share
 US$ MillionUS$ Million 
Imports by USA11000015001.36%
Imports by UK240004101.71%
Hat Imports by EU-2721900017000.78%
Imports by ASEAN440003580.81%
Imports by WANA2400010004.17%
Imports by SAARC325050815.63%

Profile of Mr. Arvind Goenka, Chairman, PLEXCONCIL: Mr. Goenka is the Managing Director of RMG Polyvinyl India Limited, which is India’s leading producer of PVC Floorings, PVC leather and PVC Geomembranes. This business was acquired by his family in the year 2004 and soon became the top exporter of PVC Floorings.

The Company’s products are sold under the brand Wonderfloor which became a household name with its vast marketing & distribution countrywide network. Today the company is producing in excess of 40,000 MT of PVC Products and enjoys goodwill both in the domestic & export markets. Mr. Goenka hails from the business family of Goenkas of Rajasthan and his ancestors settled in the state of Bihar in the town Munger sometime in early 1900 where his grandfather Late Shri Dewan Bahadur Kedar Nath Goenka was accorded with the Knight’s title by the British for his philanthropic services to the community.

Their businesses now provide the desired finances for such philanthropic activities under the “Corporate Social Responsibility” program and activities like running a charitable hospital, free education of Sanskrit language, free education to girl students are some activities being continued even today for the upliftment of the society. Mr. Goenka is also the secretary of their family Charity trust.  Right after taking admission in University of Delhi, along with studies in the free time, Mr. Goenka would assist his father Mr Amarnath Goenka in the family business and acquired management skills & training from him.

He acquired technical training at their factory in India & later on at their collaborators’ factory in Germany.   Mr. Goenka is assisted by his brother Mr. Amitaabh Goenka in business and they manage the business by delegating authority & responsibility to senior managers who are specialists in their fields. He is in the business of manufacturing & export of PVC floorings & PVC leather. His company produces in excess of 25 Million sq meters of Floorings annually and having a turnover around 300 crores with exports to more than 25 countries including USA & Europe. 

Various speciality products like Anti-Microbial floorings for healthcare, Antiskid floorings with Silicon carbide for buses & rail coaches, Sports floorings for Gymnasiums, and floorings in rolls & planks for residential & commercial applications are produced in the factory located near New Delhi. The company is a Star Export house and has been the winner of Council’s Top export award for PVC Floorings since 2005.    

About PLEXCONCIL

The Plastics Export Promotion Council (popularly known as PLEXCONCIL) sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, represents the exporting community in the Indian Plastics industry. The export promotion strategies evolved since 1955, the year when PLEXCONCIL was born, have fetched rich dividends, which is exhibited in the form of high export growth rates.

These achievements represent the dedicated efforts of PLEXCONCIL members who are always in the process of creating a niche for themselves in the world markets by virtue of their determination to achieve technological excellence, a sense of commitment to satisfy their customers’ requirements and their inherent entrepreneurial qualities. The PLEXCONCIL on its part is committed to support the efforts of its members to achieve export excellence and service the overseas buyers to find appropriate trade partners in the Indian plastic industry. In its pursuit to achieve export excellence, various export promotional activities are undertaken by PLEXCONCIL.

These include participation in international trade fairs; sponsoring delegations to target markets; inviting business delegations from the overseas to India; organising buyer-seller meets both in India and the overseas etc. and servicing the needs of its members. The Council also routinely undertakes research and surveys, organizes the Annual Awards to recognize top performing exporters, monitors the development of new technology and shares the same with members, facilitates joint ventures and collaboration with foreign companies and trade associations as well as represents the issues and concerns to the relevant Government bodies. Products from the Indian plastic industry are exported to over 150 countries round the globe with the major trading partners being the European Union, United States, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt, etc.  For more information: http://www.plexconcil.co.in/

Tarot

ARIES  Your emotional fortitude shall be strong, make a conscious decision to move away from over thinking or negative situations. Avoid emotional access and steer away from conflict. Career situation shall improve. Approach kindly to others, remain forgiving in all situations. Relationships need nurturing.


TAURUS This is a hopeful one in terms of relationships, domestic harmony, chance to grow in career realms. You shall find motivation and courage to take a chance try new themes, display your skill to a wider audience. Patience, wisdom and thoughtfulness is needed when you are this charged up.


GEMINI  It shall be a gratifying week should you embrace your witty side, humor & easy going energies. Begin the week with harmonious working relationships, soon you would need some peace and quiet to go deeply into matters or focus in a subject or a painful situation. Think independently and with open mind.


CANCER  Relationships need extra care and nurturing. You are in a hurry to get to a desired place in life, but this also needs careful planning and steady steps. Your emotional intensity can make things worse, if you do not change the pattern. In quest of accomplishing, do not make compromises or push any limit too far.


LEO  Relationships shall be cordial. You shall find support from people. Motivation and optimism is high in the onset. Encouraging time to work on your goals. Take a time away from chaos to think things through and devise a strategy. Area of love shall show hope and improvement. Be Logical and realistic in all steps.


VIRGO  Patience is a virtue, this you have to remind. As the go getter energies push you to take chance, Go Bold, Make Prompt decisions, In the Rush to finish things some missteps could derail your purpose. In Money matters, or in general stick to your traits of looking down to details. Encouraging week for accomplishment


LIBRA  Asserting your place, position, thoughts, values and ideologies is important this week. Also being with the tribe who resonates in the same frequency. It is an encouraging week to work on securing an area of life. Career matters are supportive . You may have to work through differences in relationships.


SCORPIO  Being in crossroads, emotional turmoil can make the week heavier in the beginning. Your free spirited side and art of letting go shall make things easier. You shall soon get hold of things, you will find your place at work or play. Career matters are supportive. Allow yourself to live in the moment.


SAGITTARIUS  Relationships are cordial. Social Group shall be supportive. You shall feel withdrawn in midweek, or perhaps it feels easier to put aside an important situation of life. Financial area needs your single minded focus to make some changes and bolster your efforts. Bring some inventive ideas


CAPRICORN  This is a week with energy, to begin something new. Financial situation may improve. For some new opportunities arise in work or relationships. Getting along with others and finding support is easier. The cosmos supports you with wisdom, maturity, intelligence and motivation to accomplish in many areas.


AQUARIUS  A quiet start of the week soon gives way to enthusiastic start by mid week. It is a good time to work through details, focus and research. While you are working in silence donot ignore that nurturing relationships , forming connections is important for personal and professional success. Take break when you need to.


PISCES  The onset could bring energies when not everyone is in same wavelength. Take a step back and detach yourself from the situation to analyze. Post mid week things shall start turning to your favor. Assert your opinion and take charge. Support from others shall come back. Career matters are supportive.

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Indrani – Tarot Reader
Health

Corona Virus Vaccination Process : कोरोना वैक्सीन ‘कोविशिल्ड’ की पहली खेप आज देशभर के अलग-अलग हिस्सों में पहुंच रही है| पुणे में स्थित ‘सीरम इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ इंडिया’(Serum Institute of India) द्वारा बनाई गई यह वैक्सीन आज तड़के सुबह तापमान नियंत्रित तीन ट्रकों द्वारा पुणे इंटरनेशनल एयरपोर्ट पहुंची और फिर इसके बाद यहां से अलग-अलग फ्लाइट्स द्वारा देश के अन्य हिस्सों के लिए रवाना कर दी गई| केंद्रीय नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्री हरदीप सिंह पुरी ने कहा आज एयर इंडिया, स्पाइसजेट और इंडिगो एयरलाइंस 56.5 लाख वैक्सीन की खुराक के साथ पुणे से दिल्ली, चेन्नई, कोलकाता, गुवाहाटी, शिलांग, अहमदाबाद, हैदराबाद, विजयवाड़ा, भुवनेश्वर, पटना, बेंगलुरु, लखनऊ और चंडीगढ़ के लिए 9 फ्लाइट संचालित करेंगी|

दिल्ली और अहमदबाद पहुंच चुकी है कोरोना वैक्सीन ‘कोविशिल्ड’ की पहली खेप…

पुणे से कोविशिल्ड वैक्सीन की पहली खेप दिल्ली और अहमदबाद पहुंच चुकी है अब यहां से यह कोल्ड स्टोर में पहुंचेगी| फिर आगे की प्रक्रिया (Corona Virus Vaccination Process) को पूरी करते हुए इसे टीकाकरण केंद्रों पर भेजा जाएगा|

बतादें कि, देश में वैक्सीन लगाने का काम 16 जनवरी से शुरू होगा| प्रथम फेज में स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों समेत फ्रंट लाइन वर्कर्स को वैक्सीन दी जाएगी। इसके बाद वैक्सीन 50 साल से ऊपर के लोगों को लगाई जाएगी। बाद में 50 साल के कम उम्र वालें लोगों को दी जाएगी जो किसी बीमारी से जूझ रहे हैं|

पीएम मोदी ने कोरोना वैक्सीन पर कही ये बात…

पीएम मोदी ने कहा हमारा देश कोरोना के खिलाफ लड़ाई में एक निर्णायक चरण में प्रवेश कर रहा है। ये चरण है वैक्सीनेशन का।16 जनवरी से हम दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा टीकाकरण अभियान शुरू कर रहे हैं|हमारी कोशिश सबसे पहले उन लोगों तक कोरोना वैक्सीन पहुंचाने की है, जो देशवासियों की स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं में लगे हुए हैं। इसके साथ-साथ जो दूसरे फ्रंट लाइन वर्कर्स हैं उन्हें भी पहले चरणों में टीका लगाया जाएगा|अलग-अलग राज्यों के फ्रंटलाइन वर्कर्स और हेल्थ वर्कर्स की संख्या देखें तो यह करीब 3 करोड़ होती है। यह तय किया गया है कि पहले चरण में इन 3 करोड़ लोगों को वैक्सीन देने में जो खर्च होगा उसे राज्य सरकारों को नहीं देना, उसे भारत सरकार वहन करेगी|

दो-दो मेड इन इंडिया वैक्सीन….

आपको बता दें कि भारत में दो-दो मेड इन इंडिया वैक्सीन तैयार हैं| एक सीरम इंस्टीट्यूट की ‘कोविशिल्ड’ और दूसरी भारत बायोटेक की कोवैक्सीन| दोनों वैक्सीन की डोजें बड़ी मात्रा में तैयार हैं| सबसे पहले कोविशिल्ड द्वारा वक्सीनशन किया जायेगा|

Education

जीयूएसः साल 2021 में भारत और विदेशों में शिक्षा और कार्यस्थलों में नये ट्रेंड्स और बदलाव देखने को मिलेंगे

नई दिल्ली, 11 जनवरी, 2021: कार्यस्थल से सम्बंधित सदाबहार कुशलताएं और शिक्षा में तकनीकी प्रगति साल 2021 में भारत ही नहीं बल्कि विदेशों में भी भविष्य की राह तय करेंगे। भारत सरकार ने उच्च शिक्षा में विदेशी कंपनियों के लिये अपने दरवाजे खोल दिये हैं, लेकिन विशेषज्ञों को लगता है कि अलग-अलग विषयों में पढ़ाई आकर्षण का मुख्य केन्द्र होगी, साथ ही कार्यस्थलों में तकनीकी और व्यवहारिक कुशलताओं के संयोजन पर भी फोकस रहेगा। यही नहीं, जो कुछ साल पहले तक प्रासंगिक था, उसमें बड़ा बदलाव होगा।

यह भी उम्‍मीद की जा रही है कि शिक्षकों का कौशल बढ़ाने पर ज्‍यादा जोर देने और नए सॉफ्टवेयर्स के आने से पढ़ाई करने और कराने की प्रक्रिया में बदलाव जारी रहेगा। इससे सीखने की प्रक्रिया में मौजूद वर्चुअल अंतर दूर होगा।

भारत के उच्च शिक्षा संस्थानों के लिये भविष्‍य के मार्ग पर टिप्पणी करते हुए ग्लोबल यूनिवर्सिटी सिस्टम्स (जीयूएस) में एशिया पैसिफिक के सीईओ शरद मेहरा ने कहा, ‘‘साल 2021 अपने साथ देश के एज्युकेशन सेक्टर के लिये उम्मीद की किरण और अवसरों का अंबार लेकर आया है। पिछले कुछ महीने चुनौतीपूर्ण रहे हैंलेकिन इनसे सोचने के नये तरीकों को बढ़ावा मिला है और वर्तमान शिक्षा प्रणाली में पढ़ाई के तरीकों को नया आकार मिला है। एनईपी के लागू होने से भारत में शिक्षा प्रणाली की संरचना को नई परिभाषा मिलेगी। यूनिवर्सिटीज और शिक्षक स्टूडेन्ट की भागीदारी के ऑनलाइन तरीके को सहयोग देने के लिये तेजी से बदलावों को अपना रहे हैं। सीखने के मिश्रित और शिक्षा देने के हाइब्रिड मॉडल्स अपनी तेज गति जारी रखेंगे। इसके अलावाव्यावहारिकताशोध और नवाचार पर बढ़ता जोर नेक्स्ट नॉर्मल’ कोर्सेस की मांग बढ़ाएगाजिससे देश के युवाओं में नौकरी पाने की अपेक्षाओं को बढ़ावा मिलेगा।’’

काम का भविष्य भी बदल रहा है। श्री मेहरा ने आगे कहा, ‘‘साल 2021 सभी उद्योगों में बिजनेसेस के लिये बहुत सारी आशा लेकर आया है और यह आर्थिक नुकसानों की भरपाई करने का वचन भी निभाता है। जब महामारी आई और देश में लॉकडाउन लगातब अधिकांश ऑर्गेनाइजेशंस की प्रमुख चिंता थी कर्मचारियों की सुरक्षा और बिजनेस जारी रखना। हालांकिपिछले साल आई सभी चुनौतियों के बावजूदयह नया साल आगे के लिये बड़े सबक देने वाला रहेगा। भारत डिजिटल टेक्नोलॉजीज द्वारा होने वाले सामाजिक-आर्थिक बदलाव की राह पर है। हमने दूर से काम करने और व्यावसायिक लक्ष्यों को पाने के लिहाज से बड़े सुधार देखे हैं। अब हम नये दशक में बढ़ रहे हैंतो नई वास्तविकताओं को अपनानामिलकर काम करना और दूर से काम करना नई बात होगी। कर्मचारी सुरक्षा और स्वास्थ्य नीतियाँ भी प्रतिभा को लेने और उन्‍हें बनाये रखने के संदर्भ में महत्वपूर्ण होंगी।’’