March 26, 2019
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Beauty Influencer Shagun Gupta has been appointed as the Indian partner for Nouveau Contour, the masters in Micropigmentation. Netherlands based Nouveau Contour is the global leaders in Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, which is one of the fastest growing specialties in the beauty industry. A practicing cosmetologist and ‘All-around micro pigmentation’ specialist, Shagun Gupta has been at the forefront of emerging techniques that has been immensely popular in the Indian beauty market. She is also the fellow member of the American Association of Micropigmentation.


“We are extremely pleased to be the official partner for Nouveau Contour in India. Permanent makeup has significantly evolved over the years from modest procedure to a superior technique. Brows, Lips and Eyeliners have been the most popular permanent cosmetics treatments. With Nouveau Contour you can now ensure the newest techniques and safest products to enhance your natural beauty. The brand has remained an industry leader in micropigmentation in each of the countries it has been distributed. We believe there will be great degree of acceptance for these innovative permanent make up applications in the Indian market”, said Shagun Gupta.

“The first Nouveau Contour center in India will be launched in Mumbai by May 2019. We are in talks with leading Dermatologists, MediSpas and Wellness Centers to further expand our presence nationally. We plan to have five centers in the cities of Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru within the first year of our operations” adds Shagun Gupta.

For over two decades Nouveau Contour has been the innovator in developing new techniques at the highest standards across the globe. It was the first to introduce the digital pigmentation device, the only one of its kind in the world of permanent makeup. As a premier brand, Nouveau Contour has since grown to be an international organization with the best production facilities for professional micropigmentation equipments, needles, pigments and training.

Permanent makeup subtly gives your features a whole new shape and definition to boost your self confidence and also saves quite a bit of time on makeup applications. If you’re fed up drawing your brows every single day due to hair loss then micopigmentation is the perfect solutions for your eyebrows. With permanent make-up this problem will disappear completely. With the micorpigmentation of lips you can make them look vivid and expressive again. Some of the bespoke packages include Eyelash Eyeliner, Plain Eyeliner, Lip Micro Pigmentation, Advanced Ombre Lips, Icy Lips and Fashion Powder Brows. The applications can be combined from three components namely consulting, treatment and follow.

Microblading is the latest trend in permanent cosmetics. The technique popularly called 3D Hair Stroke brows creates the appearance of a more natural eyebrow by utilizing the newest needle configuration and 3D hair stroke techniques. Fashion Powder Brows is the newest and most updated technique of shaded
eyebrows: perfectly shaped lines in 1 or 2 colors fade beautifully into each
other for a soft, natural shaded brow. This technique is applicable to many skin
types and a perfect alternative to hair strokes without compromising on natural
results.

Exciting surprises, “Badla” merchandise and offers in store
INOX Insignia at Epicuria Mall, Delhi and Atria Mall, Mumbai to operate an all-women shift tomorrow

India’s leading multiplex operator INOX Leisure Ltd today announced various initiatives to make this year’s International Women’s Day, a memorable one for its women guests across the country. For women who are looking to celebrate the Women’s Day watching the exciting movies this
Friday with their friends, INOX has introduced special group booking offers. First 100 women guests at select locations would also stand to win exciting “Badla” merchandise. Additionally, all women guests purchasing any food item at the INOX counters at any of the INOX locations across the country, would be offered a free Popcorn as a celebratory gesture from INOX. For online engagement, a contest on INOX’s Instagram and Facebook handles has also been announced where followers can share glorious stories of women in their lives.
To recognize the essence of Women’s Day, INOX Insignia at Epicuria Mall, Delhi and Atria Mall, Mumbai, two of INOX’s signature properties, will operate a shift each with an all-women service crew. Besides being International Women’s Day, 8 th March 2019 is also going to witness exciting women-centric movies getting released, including ‘Badla’ and ‘Captain Marvel’.
Daizy Lal Puri, Chief Operating Officer – INOX Leisure Limited said, “We at INOX, very well relate to this year’s IWD 2019 theme of a better gender-balanced world, as womenfolk have always played a very important role in our ecosystem. As a thanksgiving gesture, we are happy to extend some surprises and offers for our women patrons on Women’s Day. I also take this opportunity to thank all our women colleagues at INOX, who form a significant part of our workforce, for constantly putting in their best and
making INOX what it is today.”
As a part of the Women’s Day celebrations, renowned motivational speaker Farzana Suri has been invited to address the women employees of INOX’s Mumbai corporate office. The celebrations also include a special screening of movie “Badla” releasing tomorrow.
INOX has been consistently undertaking exciting initiatives for its viewers to redefine the cinema experience in the country, blending top class luxury, impeccable services and best-in-class technology with its irresistible offers for its viewers. Guests can enjoy an intuitive booking experience on INOX’s
website www.inoxmovies.com.

Anmol Industries Limited, a leading player in the FMCG of India, one of the fastest growing companies has just completed one milestone of 25 year. It will be like an achievement year for them by received such a prestigious award which is a new initiative taken by govt of India called Making Of Develop India Awards (MODI Award) to boost the country’s best industries who will foster innovation and augment skill development.

On this occasion Mr. Gobind Ram Choudhary, MD Anmol Industries said “Anmol Industry is very proud to receive such a prestigious award. Our constant effort to provide India with tastiest and healthiest food has received a recognition which will give an encouragement to deliver more products and fulfill the need of our consumer. We always believe in quality deliverance to our patrons”.

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and RiskLens, the leading provider of cyber risk quantification (CRQ) software and cyber risk management solutions, today announced a partnership to deliver quantitative cyber risk assessments to enterprise customers and government organizations.

As part of the agreement, Wipro will leverage RiskLens’ CRQ platform to perform quantitative risk analysis, measure the effectiveness of cybersecurity controls and provide the rationale for adequate cybersecurity investments.

The RiskLens CRQ platform is the only application based on the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) model, the international standard for cyber risk quantification. Wipro’s Cybersecurity & Risk Service (CRS) division will offer FAIR methodology based risk analysis through the RiskLens platform and aid organizations in the development of cyber risk quantification programs along with its extensive practice in risk intelligence, integrated threat management and security management services. Several members of the Wipro CRS team will be trained and certified as FAIR risk analysts through the FAIR Institute, the non-profit expert organization that promotes education on FAIR and sharing of best practices.

Nick Sanna, CEO, RiskLens commented that, “After many devastating cybersecurity attacks on global companies, the realization that cyber risk equals business risk has been brought home to senior management and boards of directors, who are now demanding a quantitative accounting of the loss exposure their companies face. FAIR analysis and the RiskLens CRQ platform answer their questions in definitive terms. For Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their teams, this cyber risk quantification enables better decision making from the strategic to day-to-day levels and finally aligns security operations to the needs of the business. Our partnership with Wipro expands our reach across the world, and we are delighted to work with a company of such stature and global reach to spread the benefits of cyber risk quantification through the RiskLens CRQ platform.”

Sheetal Mehta, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Cybersecurity & Risk Services, Wipro Limited, added, “Wipro strives to deliver value and derive the most for our clients with regard to their security investments. Through this partnership, we look forward to maximum risk reduction for our clients through informed decision-making.”

Kia Motors, world’s 8th largest automaker, today announced partnerships with India’s eight leading financial institutions to offer a bouquet of financial services to its stakeholders across the country. The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with top public sector banks, private sector banks and NBFCs namely State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Kotak Prime and Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Limited , which will further widen its reach in the market.

The company has robust plans for India and Kia’s partnerships with top Indian financial institutions would be instrumental in ensuring wide reach and deep market penetration in the country. Staying true to the company’s global commitment of ‘The Power to Surprise’, Kia plans to provide experiences that go beyond expectations. Kia Motors India will offer a basket of lucrative schemes from multiple financiers to enhance its presence even in tier 2, 3 and 4 markets. These partnerships are aimed at offering all Kia stakeholders, including dealer partners and customers, the best possible financial services and solutions in their respective geographies. These partnerships will enable Kia to offer term loans, inventory funding and other credit solutions to dealer channel and tailor made retail finance to customers at competitive interest rates, and flexible loan tenures.

Further to this, Kia Motors along with these partners would focus on digitization of processes to reduce the lead time, paper work and making the whole experience from application to disbursement of loan seamless.

“Kia is committed to the Indian market and we have shown this consistently with our endeavors. Our passion is not only to build great cars but also to set new standards in the car ownership experience for our customers. The partnership with India’s leading financial institutions will enable us to offer best-in-class term loans to our customers while also facilitating smooth inventory funding and access to credit solutions for our esteemed dealer partners.” said Mr. Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India.

Being ahead of its schedule, Kia Motors India recently announced the commencement of trial production at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Anantapur, in Andhra Pradesh. The company is all set to launch the much-awaited mid-SUV – SP2i in the second half of 2019 with an aim to be amongst the top 5 automakers in India within three years. With a target of launching a new car every six months after the launch of the first product in India, Kia is planning to expand its portfolio to at least 5 vehicles by 2021. Ahead of the launch of its first car in India, Kia is working aggressively towards establishing a strong sales and service network in India and the partnership with financial institutions will enable the company to offer a holistic Kia experience to its universe of its stakeholders.

Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) today announced its tie-up with C2FO – a provider of innovative working-capital technology solutions. With the flexibility of C2FO’s revolutionary early payment marketplace, Kotak offers its corporate customers a new, risk-free solution to manage working capital more efficiently. Kotak’s partnership with C2FO adds additional layers of depth to meet the increasing working capital needs of businesses across the country.

With $2.2 trillion (INR 154 Lakh Crore) of spend from Indian and global corporates represented by C2FO, and tremendous growth (300% Year-on-Year) in adoption of C2FO by vendors to India’s corporates, the partnership with C2FO is expected to improve returns and margins for Kotak’s customers, while creating an influx of liquidity for their vendors.

C2FO’s technology combined with Kotak’s strong lending and structuring capabilities will allow customers to design and implement innovative working capital solutions that improve their own bottom line. Vendors of Kotak corporate customers can access early payment on approved invoices when they want, and at desired discount rates using C2FO, thus providing businesses with access to affordable capital. Using C2FO enables vendors to turn receivables into cash flow and corporates to turn payables into income.

Shekhar Bhandari, Sr. EVP & Business Head – Global Transaction Banking & Precious Metals, Kotak Mahindra Bank, said, “It is our constant endeavour to design and innovate solutions to cater to the evolving needs of our customers. Partnering with C2FO allows us to offer an effective working capital management technology that provides corporates in India access to efficiency levels achieved by Fortune 500 companies globally. Being a state of the art technology not only empowers our clients to strengthen their supply chain but also generate higher returns.”

Pradeep Gode, Senior Vice President and Country Head, C2FO India, said, “The C2FO and Kotak partnership further empowers collaboration between corporates and their vendors to improve working capital management for all. Kotak’s customers can now complement their existing working capital strategies with an innovative and risk-free solution that has proven to increase gross margin and EBITDA. Our customers have already experienced strong C2FO adoption from businesses across India, and we expect demand to grow as we open up this opportunity to Kotak’s customers.”

PAYBACK was felicitated with awards in two categories:

‘Best Big Data Analytics Team of the Year’ and ‘Best Use of Partnership in a Loyalty Program’

PAYBACK India, the country’s largest multi-brand loyalty program, kick-starts 2019 by winning awards in various categories at the coveted 12th Customer Fest – Customer Loyalty Summit & Customer Engagement Summit held recently at the Taj Land’s End, Mumbai.

PAYBCK India won awards in key categories including ‘Best Use of Partnership in a Loyalty Program’ & ‘Best Big Data Analytics Team of the Year’.

On this occasion, Mr. Ramakant Khandelwal, CMO, PAYBACK India, said, “We are delighted for having been recognized as leader in the customer loyalty space yet again. Being a customer-centric platform, it further encourages us to enhance our product proposition, technological innovations and hence drive value for our 120+ million members. This recognition is a testimony of our efforts in making shopping more rewarding for our members and showcases our continuous commitment to strive for excellence.”

PAYBACK has made its mark in the coalition loyalty industry by enabling new age technology, driving innovation and creating a strong ecosystem of customers & partners. PAYBACK remains the preferred partner of choice for 100+ brands covering nearly 80% of the popular consumer spend categories. PAYBACK program is accepted at over 12,000 Point of Sale available in over 100 cities.

PAYBACK’s effort and work has been acknowledged across multiple industry platforms having bestowed with several awards in categories such as innovation, technology and loyalty. In 2018, PAYBACK was awarded the Best Card Based Loyalty Program’, ‘Best Use of Partnership in a Loyalty Program’ & ‘Best Big Data Analytics Team of the Year’ at the Customer Fest. In 2017, PAYBACK was awarded the ‘Best Loyalty Program of the Year’ at Retail Excellence Awards part of Asia-Africa GCC Retail & Shopping Centre Congress and in 2016, PAYBACK India won the ‘Champion of Champions – Loyalty Program of the Year’. The company had also won the ‘Best Customer Loyalty Program’ and ‘Best Technology Initiative/Implementation’ at Asia Retail Congress.

Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted 28 Fake Apps with over 48,000+ (all together) installations on Google Play Store. Google play has removed a total of 28 fake apps from the Play Store after reports by Quick Heal Security Lab. The apps do not have any legitimate functionality related to App name. All apps are made by the same developer ‘Sarvesh Developer’.

The description of “Credit Card Process” application on play store is, “provide credit card process” but in the actual application there is no information related to the credit card process. Same is the case with “Home Loan Advisor” application, where the description on play store is, “Gives advice for home loan” but in the actual application there isn’t any information related to home loan advice. Developer develop these apps only for earning money by showing advertisements.

All apps have same functionality- it gives some task to earn money. To complete each task we need to watch some ads, click on ads and download some apps. After clicking and downloading apps we get points. These fake apps claim that after 10 points, money can be transfered to Paytm, but according to user comments on Play store, transaction shows completed status in fake app but money does not get transferred to Paytm wallet.

In notification windows it shows message to user, “Because of some issues payment was not done, today everyone will get the payment”. The message is in Hindi language so we can assume that developer could be Indian.

Elegant Auto Retail receives grand acceptance at 4th Automechanika, India’s leading automotive aftermarket trade fair organised by AMCA and Messe Frankfurt. The event took place February 14-17, 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Known for its quality and commitment towards delighting the customers the brand deals with a variety of car accessories and lifestyle products, including car seat covers, car mat covers, multi utility seat cushions, pet seat protectors, etc.
Commenting on the relevance Deepak Raj Singh, CEO of Elegant Auto Retail, says “This has been an interesting edition in terms of both the event and exhibits. The modern day cars are packed with accessories to attract customers and with ease of bank loans for car purchases the customers are rapidly moving towards top end car models while purchasing. The traditional businesses of car audio, car security and car seat covers have been impacted majorly with these developments. Only customers who wish to upgrade from company fitted accessories are seeking alternatives.”
Auto aftermarket retailers have been traditionally resisting to changing customer requirements and only handful retailers have scaled up-to the level of customer engagement which has been achieved by car dealerships these days. There remains a large difference in customer experience and engagement while buying new car compared to buying aftermarket accessories at traditional markets.
With 580+ exhibitors participating from India, Germany, Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Italy, Belgium, Lithuania, USA, Korea, UAE and country pavilions from China, Korea, Taiwan and the UK the event is one of the most victorious trade exhibitions and has a world wide existence with a network of over 17 international events that provide exhibitors all over the world access to new markets and gives opportunity to bring into contact with new national and regional visitors group. It’s a four days of free one stop shop of networking and learning comprises brands and senior professionals from the parts and components, accessories repair and maintainence etc. Further, this event will be one stop shop of networking and innovation and there will be live product demonstrations from more than 300 brands, seminar and association member meets on all show days.

Discovery Asia Pacific has appointed Megha Tata as Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India, effective April 01, 2019. Megha joins Discovery from Business Television India (BTVI) where she was spearheading India business. A veteran of the media & entertainment industry, Megha has received multiple industry accolades in an illustrious career spanning more than 28 years. She has held leadership positions across eminent broadcasters such as BTVI, HBO, Turner International and STAR TV.

Megha will be based in Mumbai and report to Simon Robinson, Managing Director, Discovery Asia Pacific and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International.

“Megha is a seasoned professional, with an extensive and proven track record of leading multiple broadcast businesses in India. We are incredibly excited to welcome Megha, and her vision, at this important juncture as we aim to actualize the potential of such a key market,” said, Simon Robinson. “I look to her leadership to provide a differentiated strategic direction to Discovery India with twin objectives of – accelerating growth in the core business and strengthen the product portfolio with new offerings in line with the evolving expectations of the market.”

Speaking on the occasion, Megha Tata, said, “Having been a passionate superfan of Discovery myself, I am really excited to lead Discovery’s mandate in the region. I look forward to working closely with the India management team to help build an aggressive growth path for the company in this rapidly changing media landscape.”

Discovery Communications India, the country’s leading infotainment player, has a portfolio of 13 channels including Discovery Channel, Discovery HD World, Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD World, TLC, TLC HD World, JEET Prime, JEET Prime HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, Discovery Tamil and a premium sports channel DSPORT.