Mumbai, Sep 13 MetLife today said it has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) in Asia, including India.
As per the agreement, MDRT will provide participation and support for the ongoing education, exchange of marketing and sales practice and skills development for MetLife Asia's financial services professionals and MDRT members in the Asia Pacific region, a release issued here said.
"We have over 45,000 career agents in Asia and they, together with our other sales professionals play an important role in supporting our customers in their choices. Partnering with MDRT is an excellent way to provide our sales professionals with the tools and ongoing learning and development opportunities," MetLife Asia Chief Distribution Officer Bharat Kannan SVP said.
Ola launches Partner World for all Driver Partners’ needs
Mumbai: Ride-sharing app Ola today announced the launch of Ola Partner World (OPW), a one stop shop for all needs of driver partners registered on the platform.
Ola Partner World will cater to their various professional and personal needs in facilities, spread over 20,000 square feet,
The first Ola Partner World was piloted in Bengaluru earlier this month for select driver partners and has now been opened up to all partners. Ola plans to extend such a facility to other cities in the country over the course of this year, it said in a statement here.
New Delhi, Sep 13 Online marketplace for pre-owned cars Truebil today announced its foray into the offline space with the opening of its first outlet in Bengaluru.
The new store offers complete selling assistance and ensures a hassle-free buying experience with seamless transactions, the company said in a statement.
"We deemed Bangalore as the perfect start for our expansion spree as a lot of people in the city are young and are migrants relocating for jobs in MNCs," Truebil Co-founder and Chief of Marketing Shubh Bansal said.
Diageo India relaunches Antiquity Blue
*Liquor major Diageo India today said it has relaunched its premium brand Antiquity Blue whisky with a new packaging.
The whisky is available in outlets across Delhi and is priced at Rs 900 for a 750 ml bottle, the company said in a statement.
"This brand renovation transitions the brand into a more contemporary and modernised territory that speaks to true whisky connoisseurs," Diageo India Senior VP-Marketing Subroto Geed said.
NISA issues safety advisory to private schools *The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) today said it has issued advisory to schools across India to ensure safety of children.
The advisory recommends CCTV surveillance system, fire audit and drills for evacuation during emergency, police verification of drivers and watchmen, NISA said in a statement.
NISA represents budget private schools across the country to address their concerns about legislations.
Yes Bank partners Samsung for 'tap and pay' *Yes Bank has partnered with Samsung Electronics that will facilitate credit card holders to transact through Samsung Pay in a 'tap and pay' mode.
"All Yes Bank credit cards including the recently launched business credit cards are now available on the Samsung Pay platform," Yes Bank said in a statement.
Payments through Samsung Pay will be accepted at all places where a physical card will work, it said.
Yes Bank said credit card holders with and eligible Samsung device are offered a cashback of up to Rs 1,500 per card via Samsung Pay till September 30, 2017.
"Samsung Pay offers customers the convenience of virtually carrying their Yes Bank credit card wherever they go and use it with the same ease and safety as a physical credit card," said Pralay Mondal, Senior Group President – Retail and Business Banking, Yes Bank.
Sanjay Razdan, Director – Samsung Pay Business said the partnership with Yes Bank will enable more consumers to join Samsung Pay platform and go digital.
Mumbai, Sep 13 Global container firm Maersk Line today said Steve Felder as the managing director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.
He was earlier the managing director of the containerized division of the Maersk Group in Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi.
"This is an exciting time to be in India and I would like to build on and add further momentum to our various initiatives in this sector," he said. AA ............................................................ Credai steps in to resolve complaints of NCR home buyers
Mumbai, Sep 13 To resolve complains of home buyers in the NCR, real estate developers' apex body Credai today said it has held a series of with political leadership in Uttar Pradesh and presented options to the government.
"The aim is to bring in credible and resourceful developers into the delayed projects, as investors or co-developers who would complete them and use an escrow mechanism to ensure that cash flows from unsold inventories are used up towards balance cost of construction," Credai Chairman Getamber Anand said in a statement issued here. PSK
............................................................. Yes Bk launches programme to help startups raise money
Mumbai, Sep 13 Midsize private sector lender Yes Bank today said launched an innovation programme for financial startups which will also help them raise up to USD 1 million in funding from venture investors.
The bank's managing director Rana Kapoor said the programme presents the bank a "substantial advantage" if the solutions presented by the startups are strategically integrated with its systems.
Nine out of the 10 startups from the previous edition of a similar programme are integrating their solutions with Yes Bank and have raised USD 4 million in funding.
The autumn cohort of the programme announced today will focus on alternative lending, digital payments, real time data analytics, cybersecurity, big data and analytics, process automation, smart decisioning and digital banking. AA ............................................................. IACC inks pact with Mississippi Development Authority
Mumbai, Sep 13 Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) today signed a memorandum of understanding with Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to nurture, enhance and sustain mutually beneficial economic ties.
Under the pact both the bodies will assist each other in organising business delegations and facilitate business interest, facilitate export and import of goods and services to and from Mississippi and India and encourage collaborative efforts that enhance business development objectives.
The MoU stipulates that both IACC and MDA will encourage, promote and facilitate investments in India and the State of Mississippi.
N V Srinivasan, national president, IACC, signed the MoU with Glenn McCullough, Jr, who is executive director, MDA. SSM
.............................................................. MMRDA hold workshop on multimodal transportation
Mumbai, Sep 13 The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) today said it has organised a 3-day workshop on multimodal transportation planning and integration – best practices and technologies.
Representatives from countries like the US, Bangladesh, Cambodia, among others will make presentations during the 3-day workshop, MMRDA said in a statement issued here.
"Any city in world that has deteriorating transport infrastructure will damage its economic structure. That’s the reason we are committed to build roads, flyovers, metro and monorails and contribute to augmentation of the suburban rail services,” MMRDA Metropolitan Commissioner UPS Madan.
New Delhi, Sep 13 US-based cab aggregator Uber today said it has launched 'UberEATS' in Delhi and has partnered 200 restaurants for the food delivery service.
"Partnering with over 200 restaurants in South Delhi, Delhiites can now order their local favourites from restaurants like Barista, Moti Mahal, Pita Pit, and Dimcha," Uber said in a statement.
Earlier this year, Uber had launched UberEATS in India starting with Mumbai. It then extended the service to Gurugram in June.
UberEATS is Uber's attempt to bite into the food delivery market that is currently dominated by the likes of FoodPanda, Swiggy and Zomato in India.
Started in 2014 as a small delivery pilot in Los Angeles, UberEATS was later launched as a separate mobile app in Toronto in December 2015. Since then, it has been expanded to 27 countries covering over 45,000 restaurants globally, including India.
UST Global invests in Singapore-based MyDoc *Tech major UST Global has invested an undisclosed amount in MyDoc, a Singapore-based digital health platform.
The investment will fund MyDoc's ongoing initiative to drive population-wide digital health programmes, including disease management and health data tracking, UST Global said in a statement.
"MyDoc will complement our suite of digital offerings and we strongly believe that this investment and partnership with MyDoc will create significant value to our customers in their digital transformation journey," Krishna Sudheendra, CFO at UST Global, said.
MyDoc's client list includes insurers like AIA, AXA and Aetna as well as government partners like Health Promotion Board of Singapore, among others.
VCI extends registration deadline for counselling to Sept 18 *The Veterinary Council of India (VCI) today extended registration deadline till September 18 for counselling to fill up 15 per cent all-India quota seats for veterinary science degree course in recognised colleges.
The earlier deadline for registration ended today.
However, to provide sufficient time period for students, the government has permitted VCI to extend the date of registration and also reporting, an official statement said.
Now, eligible candidates can register for counselling till September 18. The processing and allocation will be done on September 19 and even the allocation letter will be issued on the same day.
The selected candidates will have to report to the allotted colleges by September 25.