Sunday, 31 May 2020
ESAF Small Finance Bank Profit Soars 110%
ESAF Small Finance Bank has recorded a 110.86 %, increase in its net profit for the year ended March 31,2020. The net profit for the Financial Year increased to 190.39 crore from Rs 90.29 crore registered in the year before.
Commenting on the results, K. Paul Thomas, Managing Director and CEO of ESAF Small Finance Bank, said “the encouraging results showed the strong performance of the bank despite a slowdown in the market. Also the growth in the business has not affected the asset quality. It also highlighted the fact that we are delivering Joy of banking to all by keeping our focus on empowering of the poor and the marginalized”.
The business during the year increased by 49.05% to touch Rs 13,846 crore. The deposits have registered an increase of 62.81 % to Rs 7,028 crore and advances (Assets Under Management) increased by 37.11 % to the tune of Rs 6818 crore. The gross NPA percent reduced from 1.61 % to 1.53% and Net NPA reduced from 0.77% to 0.64% during the year. Also, the provision coverage ratio improved to 79.93% from 78.45% during the previous year.
The Capital position of the bank is comfortable at 24.03% with Tier 1 CRAR of 20.99% as against regulatory requirement of 15% and 7.5% respectively. The bank has sufficient capital cushion for it’s medium term business plan and also has enough headroom under Tier II.
The resilience of the bank’s customer segment is encouraging and it has taken adequate steps to uplift them as the activities are slowly resuming. We are optimistic about the future as the business relaxations given to the rural entrepreneurs can uplift the rural economy and we can play a key role in the same” Mr. Thomas concluded.
At present, ESAF Small Finance Bank has presence in 17 states and one Union Territory in India. As on March 31, 2020, the Bank is serving 35 lakh customer base through 454 branches and 14 Business Correspondent Entities and is operating 222 ATMs across the country.
ESAF Small Finance Bank Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offer of its equity shares and has filed a draft red herring prospectus (“DRHP”) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India. The DRHP is available on the website of the SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in as well as on the websites of the book running lead managers, Axis Capital Limited, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, ICICI Securities Limited and IIFL Securities Limited, at www.axiscapital.co.in, www.edelweissfin.com, www.icicisecurities.com and www.iiflcap.com respectively, and the websites of the stock exchanges at www.bseindia.com and www.nseindia.com, respectively.
Any potential investor should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to such risk, see "Risk Factors" of the RHP/ Prospectus when available. Potential investors should not rely on the DRHP for any investment decision
APARAJITHA’S ‘60 MINUTES COMPLIANCE’ WEBINAR DECODES
THE OSHW CODE
Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Limited, the country’s no.1 company for Compliance, today organised a ’60 Minutes Compliance’ webinar to discuss the Occupational Safety, Healthy and Working Conditions (OSHW) Code.
The webinar was aimed at explaining the OSHW Code for organisations employing at least 10 workers, mines and docks. Apart from prescribing health and safety provisions that apply to all organisations, the Code also outlines special requirements for different types of organisations (such as factories and mines) and workers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nagaraj Krishnan, Managing Director, Aparajitha Corporate Service Private Limited said, “The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 23, 2019. The Code consolidates 13 labour laws relating to safety, health and working conditions. These include the Factories Act, 1948, the Mines Act, 1952 and the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970. As the lockdown eases in phases and will subsequently be lifted, OSHW becomes all the more critical atleast till the COVID-19 scare remains. Today’s webinar was more of an educative session on the key provisions of the OSHW Code and how it needs to be implemented in the post-COVID-19 era.”
The webinar covered and answered the following aspects of OSHW…
§ Who is covered under the Code?
§ Does the Code create special provisions for different types of organisations and workers?
§ What are the duties of employers and employees?
§ Will work hours be uniform for all workers and employees?
§ What working conditions and welfare facilities does the Code provide for?
§ What is the leave policy for workers?
§ What are the authorities set up under the Code?
§ How is the Code being enforced?
§ Does the Code provide gender specific provisions?
The webinar, which saw participation by 827 individuals comprising of HR professionals and mid & senior level personnel across various industry sectors, was moderated and addressed by Mr. K. Varadan, Chief Consultation Officer, Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Limited.
Bhushan Kumar took to his twitter handle to share some flashback pictures with wife Divya Khosla Kumar and son Ruhaan Kumar
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Dhvani Bhanushali shares a hilarious video about needing a makeover during this lockdown Please find below the links; https://www.instagram.com/p/CAwygikjl5a/ https://twitter.com/dhvanivinod/status/1266261306765488128 Also, the video has been attached for your perusal. Dhvani Bhanushali shares a hilarious video about needing a makeover during this lockdown Please find below the links; https://www.instagram.com/p/CAwygikjl5a/ https://twitter.com/dhvanivinod/status/1266261306765488128 Also, the video has been attached for your perusal.
Dhvani Bhanushali shares a hilarious video about needing a makeover during this lock down
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Saturday, 30 May 2020
Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series presents ‘Main Suneya’
Ammy Virk’s heart wrenching new single is out now!
A bonafide Punjabi star, Ammy Virk, has carved a unique place for himself in Punjabi pop culture. His chartbusters ‘Qismat’, ‘Haaye Ve’ and ‘Hath Chumme’ have cemented his position as one of the biggest pop sensations in the Punjabi entertainment industry.
The singer-actor who also featured in T-Series’ 'Laung Laachi', the first Indian song to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, is back with his heart wrenching, new single, ‘Main Suneya’, produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series.
Composed by SunnyVik, with lyrics by Raj Fatehpur, ‘Main Suneya’ is an emotionally intense song that narrates a story of love, betrayal and repentance. The enthralling music video is directed by Navjit Buttar and features Ammy Virk, actress Simran Kaur Hundal and child artist Rohan. The video of ‘Main Suneya’ has been a subject of massive anticipation, especially since Ammy Virk is known for packing spellbinding concepts and riveting storylines in his hit music videos.
In fact, certain portions of the song were re-written by lyricist Raj Fatehpur to ensure a better flow with the storyline of the music video.
Says T-Series head honcho, Bhushan Kumar, “The keyword for us at T-Series is passion -- passion for music and passion for bringing audiences the best and a variety of content. It’s always a pleasure collaborating with people who share the same values and we are proud to present ‘Main Suneya’, a beautiful and heart-wrenching song that will have everyone hooked till the end.”
Says Punjabi superstar Ammy Virk, “My music has always conveyed emotions with its strong content. For me, both the visuals and sound need to stir my audience and listeners. ‘Main Suneya,’ I feel is my most emotionally intense song so far. SunnyVik has composed the song beautifully and Raj Fatehpur enraptures you with his evocative lines. We have attempted to tell a massive story within four minutes. It’s not an easy feat but director Navjit Buttar who has been a close friend of mine for years has done an amazing job.”
Says director Navjit Buttar, “Shooting the video for ‘Main Suneya’ was a physically and emotionally draining experience for the team. We were shooting 14 hours a day, for 4 days, across 5 locations. It’s very different and challenging filming with children because several retakes are required, which isn’t the case when you shoot with adults. However, it was worth the effort for all of us since the music video turned out well and drives the message home.”
Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series presents Ammy Virk’s ‘Main Suneya’, composed by SunnyVik and written by Raj Fatehpur. The emotionally heavy music video of the song is directed by Navjit Buttar and features Ammy Virk, actress Simran Kaur Hundal and child artist Rohan. ‘Main Suneya’ is out now on T-Series’ YouTube channel.
Song Link - bit.ly/MainSuneya
Amazon Prime Video geared up to release highly-anticipated
Tamil film Ponmagal Vandhal
Tamil film Ponmagal Vandhal
The gripping legal drama will be the first ever Tamil film to have its worldwide premiere on
Prime Video and follows the story of an honest lawyer’s attempts to redeem a
wrongfully convicted woman.
Prime Video and follows the story of an honest lawyer’s attempts to redeem a
wrongfully convicted woman.
Produced by 2D Entertainment, Ponmagal Vandhal stars Jyotika, Parthiban, K.Bhagyaraj, Thyagarajan, Pratap Poten and Pandiarajan.
Amazon Prime Video is all set to release the much-awaited Tamil courtroom drama Ponmagal Vandhal on 29th May, which follows the story of an honest lawyer attempting to free an innocent woman, wrongfully convicted. Produced by 2D Entertainment, the legal drama features a power-packed cast that includes Jyotika, Parthiban, K.Bhagyaraj, Thyagarajan, Pratap Poten and Pandiarajan. Being the first Tamil film to premiere worldwide directly on Amazon Prime Video, Ponmagal Vandhal will be available exclusively for Prime members to stream in more than 200 countries and territories.
Speaking on this occasion, actor Jyotika said, “We are excited that Ponmagal Vandhal is the first Tamil film set to be launched on direct-to-stream on 29th May 2020. Each actor looks for challenging roles that take their acting to greater heights and my character Venba has brought out the best in me. I am glad to have led a film that portrays a strong female character who will go to great lengths to seek justice. With Amazon Prime Video’s extensive reach, Tamil film lovers as well as a global audience shall be kept at the edge of their seats.”
“Every actor has films that they have invested a large part of themselves in. This is one such film for Jyotika and it excited her to be working with 5 veteran actors in a single film. Initially to see a young director bringing us such an intense script was extremely commendable. Fredrick has written the character and the script in such a way that it feels relevant timelessly, even during the testing times of this pandemic. We believe that any film being put out to the world, should have points that would leave the audience to ponder or debate upon and Jo’s films have done it time and again for the well-being of the society. On having watched the preview of the film, we are extremely happy with the effect it created on both men and women who watched it. I am also a huge fan of thrillers and this film satisfies me as an audience and also a producer. We are also happy to be associated with Amazon prime video who are taking this content to over 200 countries and territories.” said well-acclaimed actor-producer Suriya.
Directed by JJ Fredrick, this riveting tale revolves around the story of a resident in Ooty named ‘Petition’ Pethuraj who reopens a case from 2004 that involved a serial killer ‘Psycho Jyoti’ who was convicted for the kidnapping and murder. Venba, his daughter and a passionate lawyer, weaves through the loopholes to unveil the truth. This riveting tale revolves around the story of a resident in Ooty named ‘Petition’ Pethuraj who reopens a case from 2004 that involved a serial killer ‘Psycho Jyoti’ who was convicted for the kidnapping and murder. Venba, his daughter and a passionate lawyer, weaves through the loopholes to unveil the truth.
Stream Ponmagal Vandhal only on Amazon Prime Video from May 29.
பெரும் எதிர்பார்பிற்குள்ளாகியுள்ள Ponmagal Vandhal திரைப்படத்தை வெளியிட அமேஸான் பிரைம் தயாராகியுள்ளது
பரபரப்பான இந்த சட்ட நாடகம் பிரைம் வீடியோவில் உலகளாவிய அளவில் நேரிடையாக வெளியாகும் முதல் தமிழ்த் திரைப்படமாகும். இது, தவறாக தண்டனை அளிக்கப்பட்ட ஒரு பெண்ணுக்கு நீதியை வழங்கிடப் போராடும் ஒரு நேர்மையான பெண் வழக்கறிஞரின் கதையாகும்
2D எண்டர்டெயின்மெண்டால் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள Ponmagal Vandhal திரைப்படத்தில், ஜோதிகா, பார்த்திபன், K.பாக்யராஜ், தியாகராஜன், பிரதாப் போத்தன் மற்றும் பாண்டியராஜன் ஆகியோர் நடித்துள்ளனர்.
மும்பை, இந்தியா, 28 மே, 2020 - அமேசான் பிரைம் வீடியோ இன்று மிகவும் எதிர்பார்க்கப்பட்ட தமிழ் நீதிமன்ற நாடகப் படமான Ponmagal Vandhal திரைப்படத்தை மே 29 அன்று வெளியிட தயாராகவுள்ளது. இது, ஒரு நேர்மையான வழக்கறிஞர், தவறாக தண்டிக்கப்பட்ட, ஒரு அப்பாவி பெண்ணை விடுவிக்க முயற்சிக்கும் கதையாகும். 2D என்டர்டெயின்மென்ட் தயாரித்துள்ள இந்த சட்ட நாடகப் படத்தில், ஜோதிகா, பார்த்திபன், K.பாக்யராஜ், தியாகராஜன், பிரதாப் போத்தன் மற்றும் பாண்டியராஜன் ஆகியோர் உட்பட பல்வேறு ஆற்றல் மிக்க நடிகர்கள் உள்ளனர். அமேசான் பிரைம் வீடியோவில் நேரடியாக உலகளவில் திரையிடப்படவுள்ள முதல் தமிழ் படமாகத் திகழவுள்ள Ponmagal Vandhal, பிரைம் உறுப்பினர்களுக்கு 200 க்கும் மேற்பட்ட நாடுகள் மற்றும் பிரதேசங்களில் ஸ்ட்ரீம் செய்ய பிரத்தியேகமாக கிடைக்கும்.
இது குறித்துப் பேசிய நடிகை ஜோதிகா அவர்கள், “Ponmagal Vandhal 2020 மே 29 ஆம் தேதி டைரகட்-டு-ஸ்ட்ரீமில் வெளியிடப்படும் முதல் தமிழ் படம் என்பதில் நாங்கள் பெரும் மகிழ்ச்சியடைகிறோம். ஒவ்வொரு நடிகரும் தங்கள் நடிப்பை அதிக உயரத்திற்கு கொண்டு செல்லும் சவாலான பாத்திரங்களைத் தேடுவார்கள் மற்றும் இதில் எனது வெண்பா கதாபாத்திரம் எனது சிறந்த நடிப்பினை வெளிக்கொணர்ந்துள்ளது. நீதிக்காக எந்தவொரு எல்லைக்கும் போகத் தயாராக உள்ள ஒரு வலுவான பெண் கதாபாத்திரத்தை சித்தரிக்கும் இந்த திரைப்படத்தை நடித்தது எனக்கு மிகுந்த பெருமையை அளிக்கிறது. அமேசான் பிரைம் வீடியோவின் விரிவான அடைதலுடன், தமிழ் திரைப்பட ஆர்வலர்களும் உலகளாவிய பார்வையாளர்களும் இந்தப்படத்தை பார்க்கையில், நிச்சயம் தங்கள் இருக்கையின் நுனிக்கு வருவார்கள் என்று நான் நம்புகிறேன்” என்று கூறினார்.
"ஒவ்வொரு நடிகரும் தங்களை முழுமையாக அர்பணிக்கத்தக்க படங்களை தங்கள் வாழ்வில் சந்திப்பர். இது ஜோதிகாவுக்கு அத்தகையதொரு படம் ஆகும். ஒரே படத்தில் 5 மூத்த நடிகர்களுடன் பணியாற்றுவதில் அவர் மிகவும் உற்சாகமடைந்தார். ஒரு இளம் இயக்குனர் தனது திரைவாழ்வில் ஆரம்பகட்டத்தில், இவ்வளவு தீவிரமான கதையை எங்களிடம் கொண்டு வந்துள்ளது பாராட்டுதலுக்கு உரியதாகும். இந்த தொற்றுநோயின் சோதனையான காலகட்டத்திலும், பொருத்தமானதாக உணரக்கூடிய வகையில் பாத்திரத்தையும், கதையையும் ஃபிரெட்ரிக் எழுதியுள்ளார். எந்தவொரு படமும் வெளியிடப்படும்போது, பார்வையாளர்களை சிந்திக்க அல்லது விவாதிக்க வைக்கும் விஷயங்களைக் கொண்டிருக்க வேண்டும் என்று நாங்கள் நம்புகிறோம். ஜோவின் திரைப்படங்கள் சமூகத்தின் நல்வாழ்வுக்காக அதை மீண்டும் மீண்டும் செய்துள்ளன. படத்தின் முன்னோட்டத்தைப் பார்த்தவுடன், ஆண்கள் மற்றும் பெண்கள் மத்தியில் ஏற்பட்டுள்ள தாக்கம் குறித்து நாங்கள் மிகவும் மகிழ்ச்சியடைகிறோம். நானும் த்ரில்லர்களின் மிகப்பெரிய ரசிகன், இந்த படம் பார்வையாளராகவும் தயாரிப்பாளராகவும் என்னை திருப்திப்படுத்தியுள்ளது. இந்த உள்ளடக்கத்தை 200 க்கும் மேற்பட்ட நாடுகளுக்கும் பிராந்தியங்களுக்கும் எடுத்துச் செல்லும் அமேசான் பிரைம் வீடியோவுடன் இணைந்திருப்பதில் நாங்கள் மகிழ்ச்சியடைகிறோம்” என்று கூறினார், பிரபலமான நடிகர்-தயாரிப்பார் திரு.சூர்யா அவர்கள்.
JJ ஃபெட்ரிக் அவர்களால் இயக்கப்பட்டுள்ள இந்த பரபரப்பான திரைப்படம், கடத்தல் மற்றும் கொளைகளுக்கான தண்டணையளிக்கப்பட்ட, தொடர் கொலையாளி ‘சைக்கோ ஜோதி’ சம்பந்தப்பட்ட ஒரு 2004 - ஆண்டு வழக்கை, மீண்டும் துவக்கும் ‘பெட்டிஷன்’ பெதுராஜ் என்ற ஊட்டியில் வசிப்பவரின் கதையாகும். அவரது மகளான வெண்பா ஒரு தீவிரமான வழக்கறிஞர் ஆவார். உண்மையை வெளிப்படுத்த அனைத்து நெளிவுசுளிவுகளிலும் பயணிக்கும் திறன் கொண்ட அவர் எவ்வாறு அதில் வெற்றி பெறுகிறார் என்பதே இதன் மையக்கருவாகும்.
மே 29 முதல், Ponmagal Vandhal திரைப்படத்தை அமேஸான் பிரைம் வீடியோவில் பிரத்தியேகமாக ஸ்ட்ரீமிங் செய்யுங்கள்
PLAYSTATION GLASSES HELP IN A COMPLEX HEART OPERATION IN A CHILD.
Who could have imagined that playstation type glasses worn on the head and visualising spectacular images in a 3D environment can save a child’s life ?
An 11 year old boy very much small for his age, from Egypt, suffering from a life threatening condition called restrictive cardiomyopathy and severe pulmonary hypertension (very high pressure in the lungs) with recurrent heart failure admissions for the last one year, and with a history of cardiac arrest, was airlifted urgently in an air ambulance from Cairo. He was a frail, very ill boy, skin and bones and drifting in and out of consciousness. After being turned down by several hospitals in the US, and western Europe, the child was refered to Dr K R Balakrishnan, Chairman - Cardiac Sciences and Director – Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support, by the pediatric cardiologist in Cairo treating the child.
The reason why he was turned down by several hospitals was simple. His very high lung pressures meant that a heart transplant was ruled out and there are no commercially available long term implantable heart pumps called LVADs or Left Ventricular assist devices for a child of this size in the world. After arrival here, the child’s heart failure worsened, and the only option was to consider whether somehow an LVAD, a battery-operated, mechanical pump could be implanted to help the left chamber of the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body. There were two major impediments. The existing pumps are built for adults and could they be fitted into the small chest cavity of a child? What if the chest could not be closed after the operation? That would be a disaster. Also, the size of the heart chamber, the left ventricle was a major concern, as it was heavily muscle bound, full of excess, useless muscle with very small cavity size. There was no way of knowing if the pump can be fitted inside the heart or it will be sticking out, if it was too big.
There was only one way to find out. Dr Balakrishnan approached Professor Krishna Kumar, in the Department of Engineering design, IIT Madras, with whom he has been collaborating for the past twenty years, and requested him if a virtual reality model could be built from the CT scan of the child and the pump, so that a virtual implant could be carried out to ensure that the implant was possible.
So a virtual model was built and wearing head mounted 3 D glasses , like a computer game, the pump could be implanted virtually, in various positions, to make sure that the procedure was possible. Armed with the confidence of this knowledge, the implant was carried out and it was a great success.The boy has recovered rapidly, gained weight and has taken to dancing to Bollywood songs. They are waiting to return to Cairo, once air travel restrictions are lifted.
This technique is being presented at the Annual conference of The American society of artificial internal organs in Chicago, on June 1st, the meeting is also virtual, on account of the covid pandemic !!.
Commenting on the boy’s successful surgical procedure, Dr K R Balakrishnan said, “We thoroughly evaluated the child before planning for the LVAD. We had limited options. We decided to go ahead with the heart pump implant only after the virtual model built at IIT showed that it was feasible.”
Dr Suresh Rao K G added, “This is quite a huge milestone that we have achieved as this is the first time in our country that a procedure like this has been performed on a young child. World wide, there are only two reports of a pediatric LVAD implant using virtual reality, both in the US. However, the expertise of the team and the fighting spirit of the child made this a huge success”.
Commenting on the virtual reality model, Professor R. Krishna Kumar said “ To save a child is gratifying. There were many challenges technically as the image clarity of the commercial software built into the imaging machine did not meet the requirements. After intense discussions on the algorithms to be used, Sathish Kumar, my student built the Virtual Reality model in one night, as time was crucial. I was thrilled when Dr. Balakrishnan and his team visited our lab at 8:00 in the morning and tested it out to their satisfaction. When Dr. Balakrishnan tells me that it was a crucial input in saving the life of a child, what more can a researcher ask for?
The child’s mother, a pediatrician, while thanking the MGM Healthcare, said, “After being turned down by other hospitals in the US, and western countries, we had almost given up hope. Our child had been ailing for a few years and we could not bear to see him suffer like this. We are grateful that we were referred to this facility where the doctors were confident and ensured a fresh lease of life to our son.”
Kapil Sharma saluted the extraordinary work of COVID
crusaders on RISE INDIA Awards
One of the largest and most awarded private radio networks in India, 93.5 RED FM & Music Plus recognized the selfless efforts of COVID crusaders at their one of a kind initiative ‘RISE INDIA Awards’. During the fourth episode of the awards show, RJ Malishka invited comedian, actor and television presenter Kapil Sharma to talk about the COVID warriors who are doing some exceptional work. While he was overwhelmed to be a part of RISE INDIA Awards, he also announced that he would like to host these real-life crusaders on his show post the lockdown.
During a conversation with RJ Malishka, Kapil Sharma appreciated the relentless efforts of the COVID crusaders. While he lauded the struggles of the police during the pandemic, he also expressed his emotional connect with reference to his father’s association with the police department. He also brought to notice the tragic accident that took place in Punjab, where SI Harjeet Singh lost his hand while at service. He also recalled the heart felt gesture by Ayub Sheikh who is a farmer from Paithan, Aurangabad who helped his needy neighbors by providing them with 2500 Kgs of wheat grains during the lockdown.
Kapil Sharma also gave a special mention to the media fraternity including RED FM who put their lives at risk to provide authentic information and entertainment to people during the pandemic. Celebrating and saluting their courage and bravery, the talented comedian who is also a great singer dedicated the song ‘Jeena issi ka naam hai‘to the COVID Crusaders. While the pandemic has made us realize the importance of such crusaders, Kapil Sharma requested the viewers to remain calm, patient and support each other during these challenging times.