Friday, July 19, 2019

.@keventeragro & WB Govt deal for Metro Dairy stake sale under @dir_ed lence ; @adhirrcinc wants CBI probe

ED investigation on Metro Dairy stake sale begins

West Bengal Animal resources development secretary B.P. Gopalika IAS gives al files related the sale to ED for probe

Kolkata : The sale of the 47 per cent stake by West Bengal Govt in Metro Dairy Ltd to its private partner Keventer Agro, which had 53 per cent share, in 2017 is under ED scanner. The West Bengal cabinet on August 23, 2017 had given its nod to divest the state government's equity in the Metro Dairy and sell it to Keventer Agro for Rs.85.5 cr. Later Keventer Agro sold 15 percent of its stake in Metro Dairy to a Singapore based company for Rs.170 cr. 

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury filed a case in Calcutta High Court for alleged corruption in the Metro Dairy share selling case and  demanded CBI probe in this case.

Metro Dairy, the country's first dairy project in public-private partnership model that began in the early 1990s, was set up as a tripartite venture among the West Bengal Milk Producers Federation Ltd, Keventer Agro and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). The NDDB later sold its 10 per cent stake to Keventer Agro.

Friday, July 5, 2019

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

#Wykiki bar launched at @swissotel #Kolkata

Swissôtel Kolkata launches new  Wykiki bar serving cuisines of South Asia at City Centre II.
Subhrajit Bardhan, general manager, Swissôtel Kolkata, said, “We are excited to bring the latest hotspot in town with Wykiki and aim to provide a first-of-its-kind experience to Kolkata. The concept itself is unique which promises to cater to the needs of food enthusiasts, as well as party-hoppers, under one roof.

Skills development a prerequisite for financial Independence & eradicating unemployment

By 2020, our country will receive a “demographic dividend” — 65% of the population will be under the age of 35. It would give the country a huge advantage, provided certain measures are taken. At present, statistics about unemployment rate among youth in India paint a dismal picture. According to the International Labour Organisation, in 2016, the global unemployment rate for youth stood at 13.1%. Data by the Labour Bureau suggest that, during that period, India was on par with the global average —13.2% of those between 18 and 29 years of age who were seeking a job in 2015-2016 remained unemployed.

As our country targets to become a global economic powerhouse, it needs to equip its workforce with employable skills and knowledge to make India a developed economy

Over the years, industry experts have argued that ‘lack of opportunities’ is a concern. But, there is a greater concern — lack of skills which is looming large. According to the National Sample Survey, out of the 470 million people of working age in India, only 10% receive any kind of training or access to skilled employment opportunities.

A recent employability report has found that over 80 percent of engineers in India are unemployable as they lack the technological skills required by employers. In today's age of globalization and technological volatility, skill building is an important instrument to increase the efficacy and quality of labour for improved productivity and economic growth. Skill development has emerged as a key strategy to realize the potential of demographic advantage of having the youngest workforce with an average age of 29 years in comparison with the advanced economies. It is a pivot to employ human resources available to improve our country’s competitiveness and growth

Clearly, there’s a huge mismatch between demand and supply when it comes to skilled workforce and employment opportunities, which could place a strain on the economy in the long run. Though recent initiatives such as “Skill India Mission” aim to train and create an employable skilled talent pool of 500 million people by 2020, there still is a long way to go.

We need to  set up career counseling and guidance centers to sensitise, guide and counsel literate, employable youth on higher education, life skills enhancement and give them employment opportunities, especially for rural folk for whom getting a job or setting up a business can be hard to make them financially independent.   

The main goal is to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talents of the Indian youth and to develop more of those sectors which have already been put under skill development for the last so many years and also to identify new sectors for skill development.

We need to put emphasis to skill the youth in such a way so that they get employment and also improve entrepreneurship. Skill training needs to Provide training, support and guidance for all occupations that were of traditional type like carpenters, cobblers, welders, blacksmiths, masons, nurses, tailors, weavers etc. Also more emphasis to be given on new areas like  construction, transportation, textile, gem industry, jewellery designing, banking, tourism and various other sectors, where skill development is inadequate or nil.

Skill development will
eradicate unemployment and poverty.
Increase capacity & capability of existing system to ensure equitable access to all.
It will promote lifelong learning, maintaining quality and relevance, according to changing requirement particularly of emerging knowledge economy.
It will channelize the vast potential of indigenous man power.
It will transform India into a diversified and internationally-competitive economy.

We, at  Natco Trust , have set up several initiatives that provide  skill training in various fields, such as pre- primary teacher training, stitching, cell phone repairs, beauty parlour management, driving & computer education. so that they can earn a livelihood.  Our trust, in its efforts to enhance employability, helps people from the local communities it works with to gain valuable skills, which help them find jobs or be self-employed, Says, Swathi Kantamani, Head CSR, Natco trust.

By Swathi Kantamani Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Natco Trust

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Is #RahulGandhi 's resignation good or bad for @INCIndia ?

Pet Care in #Monsoon

During monsoons, thunder and blowing wind can frighten even the calmest of animals making your pet scared and wanting to escape. Interestingly, some pets may suffer from storm anxiety and can get pretty distraught. Their symptoms can range from mild to severe- shaking, pulling out their own hair, hiding, biting, and excessive chewing. In case your pet does escape and run away, proper and current identification is one of the only ways you can help ensure his safe return. There are anti-anxiety drugs available with vets to help ease the pet’s stress and fear during a thunderstorm.

Parasites like mosquitoes, flies and fleas too attack the pets during monsoons causing infections and diseases like flea bite allergy, fever etc. As a responsible pet owner, we should ensure that the pets are treated with regular worm medication, tick and flea treatments during these seasons.

Dogs also have an uncanny habit of chasing wild creatures like lizards, frogs and spiders. Dogs love to either eat them or hold them in their mouth; these creatures are quite toxic and holding them has actually led to violent deaths of some of the dogs around the world. The best way to protect them from getting poisoned from eating lizards or toads is to be outside with them, inspect your gardens and surroundings regularly, and not to leave them outside unattended for very long.

It is important to realize that with monsoons come infections, especially from fresh meat like beef, chicken or any meat that you would be feeding your pet. Ensure that you buy meat from shops, which maintain very high hygiene standards or feed them with good quality prepared pet food, (international brands like Pedigree are widely available) which are 100% safe for your pet. Even the pet food needs to be stored in secure air- tight containers so that it is not exposed to humidity/moisture.

By Dr. Kallahalli Umesh, Director, Scientific Regulatory Affairs, South East Asia, Mars India.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Launch of #NRAIKolkataChapter & @NRAI_India Food Services Report #NRAIIFSR2019 in #Kolkata

Kolkata : National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has launched its Kolkata chapter and unveiled its India Food Services report 2019 in Kolkata yesterday. As per NRAI India Food Services 2019 report, Kolkata's food services industry is worth Rs 5,049 crore and it employs 65,000 people . The city’s organised food chain market is estimated at Rs 1,979 crore, while standalone restaurants’ market is worth Rs 3,070 crore. The city ranks 7th in terms of restaurants’ market size in the country. The all-India market for organised food services is estimated at Rs 1.48 lakh crore and could reach Rs 2.57 lakh crore by 2022-23 as per the report.

Sagar Daryani, chapter head of NRAI, Kolkata and CEO of Wow!Momo, pointed out the main idea behind the launch of NRAI, Kolkata Chapter is to bring together the industry under one platform in order to coordinate ground work and action pertaining to government issues, regulations and representations.

Founded in 1982 NRAI represents the interests of 500000 plus restaurants across India, an industry valued Rs. 4,23,865 crores.

Friday, June 28, 2019

.@MumusoIndia opens its 2nd Outlet in #Bengaluru

When Article 370 will be removed ? #ShahKashmirPolicy