Cricket Revolutionized in a unique way with launch of Lounge Cricket at Rapid Metro

After launching Joy Express, Rapid Metro today opened an indoor cricket stadium in association with ‘Lounge Cricket, another unique initiative to increase engagement with its regular commuters.

Considering today’s world where paucity of time no longer gives us an opportunity to walk up to a stadium and pursue our aspirations; Lounge Cricket along with Rapid Metro understood the pulse of the current generation and are introducing an indoor concept replete with the best of simulation and experience for cricket enthusiasts.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Rajiv Banga, MD & CEO, IL&FS Rail Ltd, said, “Commuters are our prime focus and we always strive to offer the best to them. After Joy Express, Lounge Cricket is another initiative for our commuters. We are excited to get associated with Lounge Cricket to provide an exciting experience to the cricket enthusiasts. We welcome R Ashwin to personify Lounge Cricket as he symbolizes perfection and commitment which is in synergy with our mission to do the best for our stakeholders”.

Lounge Cricket at Rapid Metro Sikanderpur Gurgaon

Adding on to this Mr. Varun Pasricha, Director, Lounge Cricket, said “Lounge Cricket, as a game, is a treat to engage in terms of the best of infrastructure, phenomenal coaching tools and nail biting acceleration which will bring out the player in everybody. Adding to the facilities,, we have an eclectically designed café serving sumptuous contemporary cuisine. We are also buoyant about our alliance with Rapid Metro in terms of being an apt, unique and established platform to build engagement excellence”

Built at Sikanderpur Rapid Metro Station, this is the second prestigious venue for Lounge Cricket and a first mover advantage in terms of building an indoor stadium setup replete with best in infrastructure and technology; Lounge Cricket aims to build an equal ground for leagues and tournaments here, considering being in a potential catchment of corporate and residential segment. A real life experience, a larger than life feel without getting exposed to the scorching heat of outdoors, is simply a WOW factor with the furor, the pinnacle of emotions, the excitement around the game which is in our blood, still remaining intact. Optimistic thoughts but surely attainable, the concept aims to build “Cricketers” out of budding future generation. Lounge Cricket is now creating a whole new definition of Entertainment…and that too at a metro station!

About Rapid Metro

Rapid Metro Gurgaon is the initiative of IL&FS Rail, is developing country’s 1st fully privately funded Metro Rail system. The driving force behind Rapid Metro is IL&FS Rail which is a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), India's leading infrastructure development and finance company.

About IL&FS

IL&FS Rail is part of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) group, India's leading infrastructure development and finance company. Pioneer in ‘Public Private Partnership’ model IL&FS has significant experience and expertise in the area of Project Development, Project structuring, Project Monitoring and construction, administration and operations. ​

IL&FS has developed an array of innovative solutions on the public private partnership platform to develop commercially viable models for infrastructure projects.

About Lounge Cricket 

Lounge Cricket is a venture of TSPL and is an endeavour to provide unparalleled kinesthetic cricket experience in a comfortable indoor stadium space. The breakthrough technology and the cutting edge simulation adds the distinctive advantage to the concept. Lounge Cricket has operations in Bangalore and has plans to further expand in North and South India in association with leading brands like PVR bluO and IL&FS.​

ERP startup SpiderG launches e-invoicing app for SMEs

ERP startup SpiderG
ERP app SpiderGSpiderG, India’s first ERP integrated e-invoicing provider for SMEs, launched its free e-invoicing app. The app is designed to enable companies to create, send, and receive invoices, purchase orders, and other such documents online, and have organized communication over these transactions. It provides SMEs with a quicker, easier and more comprehensive platform to manage B2B transactions, B2B communication, and AR & AP management.

According to a study, Indian companies deal with approximately 11 billion invoices in a year. The receiving, approval, and reconciliation processes creates a paper trail of invoices that are passed from one department to the other for approvals and clearances. Owing to the massive number of invoices and manual processes, businesses constantly face issues with lost bills, double payments, missing credits, miscalculations of overall expenditure, storage of thousands of invoices and the uncertainty of whether an invoice has been paid or not.

SpiderG App is a one stop solution for businesses to electronically transact and communicate with their vendors/suppliers, get information about receivables, payables, and other business activities within the organization, while seamlessly integrating with the existing ERP or accounting software. Users can share all transaction data with their owners, general managers, accountants, purchase and finance teams, ensuring clean reconciliation of all transactions. E-Transactions, Doc-Chat, Cash-Cal, Activity stream, Expense Recorder, Dashboard are the key features of the app that a user can access.

“Most companies in India are hassled with processing paper invoices that led us to develop SpiderG, an app to simplify invoicing for SMEs. As mobile devices become more and more integral in our users’ everyday lives, our app enables them to exchange invoices, purchase orders and other documents with vendors and relevant stakeholders. Our aim is to provide SMEs with a seamless network to help them in improving cash visibility and management. Our product is unique and user friendly, integrating the technology used with existing systems like Tally & SAP,” says Prakash Nair, COO and Co-Founder, SpiderG. 


Keeping in mind the sensitivity of the issues faced in monitoring accounts, the app brings to its users a transparent medium of managing their transactions and allocating resources accordingly.

To download the SpiderG App, Click here.



The idea of SpiderG, an e-invoicing technology provider for SMEs was born in early 2015, out of the need to solve problems of Indian SMEs related to their invoicing. This startup was founded by a team of 3 youngsters – Ashwani Rathore, Prakash Nair and Harshal Ingale with the common aim of bringing about a change in the way big or small organizations conduct business with each other.

Gladiris Technologies owns SpiderG which was started in December 2013, to cater to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software needs of small & medium enterprises. SpiderG is a SaaS product which provides real-time actionable insights to users about their business, and their transactions with buyers and suppliers.

There are close to 170 different companies using the SpiderG platform to do e-transactions, collaborate and get on-the-go visibility.

Indian start-ups Leaf Wearables and ZIVEG partner to launch Ziveg Safer Smart Jewellery

Safer ziveg leafwearables
Safer-Ziveg Leaf Wearables
ZIVEG, India's largest Silver Jewellery store online and LEAF WEARABLES, India’s leading wearable technology company have partnered to introduce the first line of ZIVEG SAFER Smart Jewellery in India. In a revolution of its kind, it is an intersection of fashion and technology. SAFER by Leaf Wearables goes inside ZIVEG’s jewellery and empowers you to live a smarter, safer and bolder lifestyle. The ZIVEG SAFER Smart Jewellery is a catalog of 8 designs that accommodates the technological features of SAFER with the design engineering from ZIVEG.

In a revolution of its kind, it is an intersection of fashion and technology. The ZIVEG SAFER Smart Jewellery is a catalog of 8 designs that accommodates the technological features of SAFER with the design engineering from ZIVEG. It comes with many captivating features for modern urban women.

ZIVEG SAFER Smart Jewellery empowers you with the features listed below-
SOS: Press Twice To Send An Alert With Location To Your Guardians
SaferWalk: Nominate Your Guardians To Monitor Your Movement While Travelling
Notifications: A Gentle Beep Tells You To Check Your Phone For An Important Notification
Selfies: Click Your Safer Once To Take Perfect Selfies


Ziveg Safer Smart jewellery

ZIVEG SAFER Smart Jewellery allows you to take control over your look. The seamless design engineering allows you to change the color of your jewellery everyday. With high-quality material and fabrics, the product ensures maximum durability and is lightweight.

ZIVEG SAFER SMART JEWELLERY is available in two irresistible collections:
The Voyage speaks the very nature of the technology. It is fearless, advent and travel focused for girls who want to taste adventure and make a statement with every move.
The Illuminati is the subtle yet strong for ambitious girls. It camouflages SAFER in incredibly elegant, minimalistic and corporate designs.

Price Range: INR 3,499 - INR 4,999 
Styles: Bracelet, Cuff, Pendant, Waistbelt 
Availability: The products are available on www.leafwearables.com and www.ziveg.com


SUICH Industries launches Made in India power bank

India’s one of the leading Mobile OEM companies SUICH Industries has announced the launch of its first customer oriented product Power Bank with an exclusive tie-up with Paytm. The Power banks would be available in 3 variants 5000mAh, 7500mAh and 10,000mAh capacity in multicolor. SUICH Power Banks are truly Indian made products which are researched, designed and developed in company’s fully integrated manufacturing unit situated at Sidcul, Haridwar, Uttrakahand in 3 acres of land.

SUICH Power Bank
SUICH Power Bank
SUICH 5000mAh power bank is priced at Rs 1499, 7500mAh at 1,999 and 10,000mAh is priced at Rs. 2499 but the product will be available at a launch price of 5,000mAh- 649, 7500mAh-799 and 10,000mAh-999 simultaneously. These high quality products are very slim, stylish and durable in charging and these would be available in red, yellow, blue, black, white colors. SUICH Power Banks are made of V-o flame – retardant shell to protect your safety, super skin friendly material for comfortable handling and comes with a green high performance charging cable.

Suich Industries Managing Director Mr. Gunnit Singh shared about brand and said “We are an Indian company which is into manufacturing of budget mobile phones, chargers, batteries and later on started LED Lights also for a decade. We manufacture and distribute the products to other top brands and we also have a strong nationwide presence. After having expertise and control on quality and understanding of latest technology we have decided to get into direct product for and have launched brand SUICH in the market. Our new range of power banks is high capacity and quality product and better than other Chinese products which are available in the market. It is a fully safe user friendly product, designed with Indian ethics of best quality product at affordable price. Soon we will launch other innovative products in the market and try to convince and aware Indian consumer to use made in India products through our campaign to play an important role in country’s economy.

We have already got very good response in flash sale, in which we have sold power bank at Rs 1. More than 4000 customers got power bank at Rs 1 and more than 15,000 customers registered for the same. The customers who did not got power bank at Rs 1 and completed their registration processes, we are sending our power band (fastest charging cable which u can wear on your wrist) free of cost which has a market price Rs 449. Being an Indian company we believe to be more transparent with customer and offer them a lucrative deal every time keeping in the mind of quality of product, he also added.

To buy SUICH Power Bank, Click here.

Udaipur World Music Festival : 13th - 14th Feb 2016

Udaipur World Music Festival
Udaipur World Music Festival 2016 Banner
Udaipur the Venice of the East, will come alive with the first edition of India's first World Music Festival. Udaipur World Music Festival, presented by Hindustan Zinc in association with Wonder Cement and Rajasthan Tourism and conceptualized and produced by SEHER will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 & 14, 2016. This city-wide, multi-venue, music festival, cutting across several genres of music will bring together more than 100 global artists and ensembles from over 12 countries including Spain, Ghana, Venezuela, Italy, France and India among many others. The festival also marks the celebrations of 60 years of the diplomatic relations between Spain and India.
​​Seher who has introduced for the Indian public successful festivals such as Ananya , Bhakti Utsav, South Asian Bands Festival among many others, while promoting the traditional, Classical Arts and artists from across the diverse regions of India and the World. SEHER has also been part of the cultural events during VVIP visits to India, including the visits by US President Barack Obama and his entourage both in 2010 and in January 2015.

With the​​ first ever World Music Festival, the aim is to establish an annual signature event in Rajasthan and at the same time establish Udaipur as a major destination for World Music in South Asia. An event of this scale is being designed to cater to the music lovers cutting across barriers of age and walks of life. To be conducted every year at the same time, the festival will feature unparalleled live performances with the city of lakes as a background and will celebrate cultural diversity at its best.


Festival Director Sanjeev Bhargava says, "A festival of this scale featuring such diverse music from so many different continents and regions coming together in one of the best Tourist destinations of India would make Udaipur a culturally vibrant destination. An annual event where International and domestic travelers can mark the dates on their yearly travel calendar.” Each of the two venues will showcase a different genre of music and is being specially designed to enhance the inherent beauty of the historic architecture and ambiance of Udaipur. In tune with how certain moods and music are associated with different times of the day, the festival will start with romantic treat during the laid back sunny afternoons, and will end with high energy youthful concerts in the evenings. It will be a truly enriching experience for the people of the city and the visiting tourists.


One of the most popular Fado singers from Portugal, Carminho who has captured the imagination of the West will be performing for the first time in India. Magical French composer Mathias Duplessy will collaborate with outstanding Rajasthani vocalist Mukhtiyar Ali from the semi-nomadic community called Mirasi from the Thar Desert. A world music festival will be incomplete without the magical Flamenco which is being represented by one of the best Flamenco groups TAMARA & FERNANDO. PASO A DOS from Spain. The evening will come alive with instrumental Spanish Flamenco guitar and dance performance and the unique African beat music by Dobet Gnahoré a Grammy award winner from the Ivory Coast. The evening will conclude with the one of the most popular Fusion Rock Bands of India - The Raghu Dixit Project.

Day 2 begins with a fusion of Sufi & Gospel music Sonam Kalra &The Sufi Gospel Project promises to hold the audience under a spell. Moroccan Saharian Soul- Oum, likes of whom have never been seen or heard in India , Afro Beat Venezuelan Cumbia -Family Atlantica from Venezeula & Ghana will be bringing beats from a distant land perhaps been featured in India for the first time . The Festival will conclude on a high note with Indian Rock Fusion Band: Papon and the East Indian Company.



What: First Edition of ​The Udaipur World Music Festival
W​here: Fatehsagar Paal & Railway Training Institute Ground - Udaipur
When: 13th & 14th February 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
Entry: Open to Public

DSK Benelli unveils four new bikes at Auto Expo 2016

DSK Motowheels, one of India’s most well-established and strongest players in the superbike industry, and the legendary Italian superbiking brand Benelli, created unbridled excitement at the ‘Auto Expo 2016’ by unveiling four new superbikes – The TNT Naked T-135, BX 250, Tornado 300 and the TRK 502. These models will also be making their way to DSK Benelli showrooms in the coming future.


L to R - TRK 502, BX 250, Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels, TNT Naked T-135, Tornado 300

The current range of superbikes under the DSK Benelli umbrella, was also present at the Auto Expo, these included the TNT 25 – Single cylinder 250cc engine, TNT 300 – In-line two cylinder 300cc engine, TNT 600i – In-line four cylinder 600cc engine, TNT 600 GT – In-line four cylinder 600cc engine, TNT 899 – In-line, three cylinder 898cc engine and the TNT R – In-line, three cylinder 1131cc engine.

In addition, DSK Benelli also showcased the soon to arrive ABS variants of the TNT 600i and TNT 600 GT superbikes with an aim to heat up the competition even further, as the existing range has been creating ripples in the Indian superbiking segment.

A customer experience zone featuring a Lion (augmented reality) was also setup for superbike enthusiasts, in order to connect with the brand and its legacy. This unique approach allowed the audience to take a picture with Benelli’s Lion on one side and the roaring TNT 600i on the other.

Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels said, “The Auto Expo is the biggest automobile event in the country and it’s only fitting that a brand as successful and popular as DSK Benelli is present at the event. Touted as its biggest edition yet, we are doing our bit in elevating the exhilaration around Auto Expo. Not only have we unveiled an exciting new line-up of our upcoming superbike range, we have also brought automobile lovers closer to our superbiking heritage by showcasing two celebrated legends from the house of Benelli.”


Automobile enthusiasts were in for a real treat as DSK Benelli also brought an iconic Italian legend, the Benelli Tornado Tre 1130 to the event.

The Benelli Tornado Tre 1130 is powered by an 1131cc three-cylinder, four-stroke engine. Its design aesthetics made it one of the most talked-about superbikes showcased at Auto Expo 2016.

With its 105 years old heritage and lineage, Benelli today boasts an impressive range of globally-respected superbikes that marry heritage, innovation, styling and technological prowess. Benelli’s distinctly stylish motorcycles are known for their Italian flamboyance and the ability to provide riders from all walks of life a pure, high-performance experience. 


The Indo-Italian tie-up between DSK Motowheels and Benelli paves the way for a high-end biking experience through Benelli’s extensive bike range, giving Indian bikers their ticket into the club of thoroughbred motorcycling aristocracy. DSK Motowheels plays a pivotal role in assembling and selling Benelli bikes across the country and supporting them with a good backup of service and spares. 

To date, DSK Benelli has established 15 showrooms across India, which includes – Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, Surat, Thane, Indore, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Kolkata, with 5 more coming up in 2016.


About DSK Motowheels:
Established in 2012, DSK Motowheels, a part of the DSK Group (Diversified business group with a turnover of over Rs. 5000 crores) forayed into the growing automobile sector by entering the niche segment of powerful and aspirational bikes.
Taking forward the company’s rich legacy of dynamic entrepreneurship, Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman DSK Motowheels, spearheads the brand‘s operations in India with the primary objective of providing a world class super biking experience.
With a CKD plant in Maharashtra, the brand enjoys the status of having the strongest & most well entrenched superbike network in India. DSK Motowheels is known for its high-end biking experience, extended product line, technology and quality. DSK Motowheels also prides itself in providing the best customer centric service and after sales support in Indian Superbike Market. 

About Benelli:
FROM HISTORY TO THE LEGEND  

As often happens, the history of great industries is born in garages. In our case this is the Benelli Garage”, Where, in 1911, the 6 Benelli brothers Giuseppe, Giovanni, Francesco, Filippo, Domenico and Antonio, known as "Tonino”, repaired and manufactured motorcycle parts. In 1921 the 'Velomotore' was created: a single cylinder two stroke 75cc bike adapted to a bicycle frame and the following year it was the turn of the 98cc 'Motoleggera', immediately appreciated by the public of that time. The first real Benelli motorcycle, a 175cc model, ridden by Tonino, proved immediately to be a winner in the world of competition. Here began a long list of glorious moments, with more than 1000 victories in the Italian and European Championships and two World Titles won in 1950 and 1969. Many legendary riders have ridden Benelli motorcycles. Besides Tonino, the owner of the company, the Italian riders Ambrosini, Grassetti, Campanelli, Provini, Pasohni, Villa and the internationals  Saarinen, Hailwood and Carruthers.

An Attack Platform Infecting WordPress Sites

Wordpress Security Updates
At DP2Web, we often research hacked customer websites as a component of a progressing R&D effort to enhance our center scanning engine. Analyzing hacked sites gives us information on how the attackers picked up section and furnishes us with perceivability on the most recent attack tools. It likewise furnishes us with signatures we can add to our center scanning engine that enhances our capacity to distinguish and save a hack.

Amid a late examination of a huge infections we found a trove of assault tools that all indicated back a solitary "meta" script. This script was just two lines in length however furnished an attacker with an intense capability. When it completely introduces itself it gives what we are alluding to as an "attack platform".

We figured out the script and uncovered that it was downloading it's full source code from pastebin.com which is a webpage where anybody can post any content anonymously. The attacker had posted the source on pastebin and the script would download itself from that point and execute. The impact of this is the starting disease is just two lines in length.

The platform once completely introduced furnishes an attacker with 43 attack tools they can then download, likewise from pastebin, with a single click. The usefulness these tools give incorporates:
  • Complete attack shells that let you deal with the filesystem, access the database through a very much outlined SQL client, view framework information, mass taint the framework, DoS different systems, find and contaminate all CMS's, view and oversee client accounts both on CMS's and the nearby operating framework and considerably more. 
  • A FTP brute force attack tools 
  • A Facebook brute force aggressor 
  • A WordPress brute force attack script 
  • Tools to examine for config documents or sensitive information 
  • Tools to download the whole webpage or parts thereof 
  • The capacity to examine for different attackers shells 
  • Tools focusing on particular CMS's that let you change their design to have your own malicious code 

On account of this disease, the source has all the earmarks of being a hacking bunch in Vietnam and one individual inside of that gathering.

To give you some understanding into the effective capability that this platform gives, Wordfence have made a video show where we taint a test virtual machine with the two line meta script and utilize it to download the tools it gives.

 
A Demonstration of a Meta Attack Tool Targeting WordPress sites from Wordfence.

Note that we did this showing inside a clean new virtual machine and incorporated our very own couple tools to avert further contamination and information exfiltration. These incorporate forcing all system activity from this machine by means of a proxy with the goal that we can see what is arriving and leaving from this infected test machine.

As should be obvious, attackers have grown inconceivably refined techniques and tools to trade off and abuse your site. As a site proprietor your first need ought to be to keep the aggressor from picking up section to your site. Wordfence's WordPress Security Learning Center is an awesome asset for you to take in more about what moves you ought to be making to ensure yourself.

Your second need ought to be to distinguish a hack as fast as could be allowed ought to one happen. This article on recognizing a hack early contains an intensive rundown of steps you can take to minimize the time from disease to disclosure. Likewise, we emphatically prescribe moving up to Wordfence Premium in the event that you haven't as of now. It permits you to timetable outputs to run regularly, enhancing your chances of getting a trade off right on time.

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Review of Jamie's Pizzeria: The First Pizzeria from Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver, a renowned name in the International food scene recently launched the very first Jamie’s Pizzeria in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. Following the passion & pride of Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Pizzeria is a happy place for pizza lovers who do not compromise on quality, taste & price. If you are a pizza lover then this place is soon going to be your go-to destination as it is fun, chic and lip-smacking.


Click Here to read the complete review on BuzzTrood.




India Republic Day Parade 2016 Essential Information

India Republic Day Parade 2016
When is the Republic Day Parade Held?

The main Republic Day Parade gets underway at 9.30 a.m., following the flag hoisting at 9 a.m., on January 26 each year. It runs for around three hours. A full dress rehearsal is also held a few days before the actual event.

Where is the Republic Day Parade Held?

The Republic Day Parade takes places along Rajpath, in Delhi. Its route, which is more than five kilometers long, sets out from Raisina Hill near Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace) and follows Rajpath past India Gate and on to the Red Fort.

What Happens at the Parade?

The Republic Day Parade kicks off with the arrival of the President of India, escorted by a pose of bodyguards on horses. The Prime Minister of India lays a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to pay homage to those who lost their lives in war. The President raises the National flag as the National Anthem is played, and a 21-gun salute is given. The Parade is led by the three divisions of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) who showcase their strength. This includes a dramatic airshow as the parade grand finale. Each Indian state is represented by a different float that highlights an aspect of its culture.
For the first time in 26 years, Indian Army dogs will feature in the Republic Day Parade. The Army has about 1,200 Labrador and German Shepherd dogs, and 36 of them have been selected to march down Rajpath with their handlers.

In 2016, France will attend Republic Day celebrations for a record fifth time. The country's soldiers will join the Indian troops in marching, making it the first time in history that foreign military will participate in India's Republic Day Parade.

India is said to be keen to host the French President as chief guest because France has emerged as a key strategic partner on defense and nuclear issues. Enhancing counter-terrorism cooperation with France will also be on the agenda.

Where to Get Tickets for the Parade?

The Republic Day Parade is a ticketed event. They go on sale a couple of weeks before the event.

Tips for Attending the India Republic Day Parade

Mobile phones, cameras, and all other electronic devices are not allowed. So, do leave them behind. There is a strict security check. Try to arrive as early as possible as the area gets very congested with VIP traffic, and your vehicle will also most likely be stopped for security checks.

All entrances are closed before the National Anthem starts. Do spend extra for reserved tickets. You'll get a much better spot near the stage and car parking. The morning weather in Delhi will be cold, so bring a jacket.

Disruptions to Delhi Metro Train Schedule

Delhi Metro services will be partially disrupted due to security arrangements on January 26 for Republic Day, and January 29 for the Beating Retreat ceremony. This will affect Line 2 (HUDA City Centre - Jahangirpuri), Line 3 (Noida City Center - Dwarka Sector 21), Line 4 (Yamuna Bank - Vaishali) and Line 6 (Central Secretariat - Badarpur). Trains schedules will be modified and some stations will remain closed. In addition, all Metro parking lots will be closed from 2 p.m. on January 25 to 2 p.m. on January 26.

India Republic Day Parades in Other Cities

If you can't make it to the main Republic Day Parade in Delhi, there are other big events in capital cities across India. Unfortunately, Mumbai's grand Republic Day Parade, which took place along Marine Drive in 2014, returned to Shivaji Park in central Mumbai in 2015 due to road resurfacing. The state government has decided that Republic Day celebrations will remain at Shivaji Park in 2016 due to security concerns.

In Bangalore, a parade and cultural fair is held at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground. In Kolkata, the Republic Day parade takes place along Red Road near the Maidan. In Chennai, Kamaraj Salai and Marina Beach are the venues for Republic Day celebrations.

Beating the Retreat Ceremony

The Republic Day Parade is followed up with a Beating the Retreat ceremony on January 29. It symbolizes retreat after a day on the battlefield and features performances by bands of the three wings of the Indian military -- the Army, Navy and Air Force. Tickets are available from the same outlets as Republic Day Parade tickets.

Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016

30th Surajkund Crafts Fair (Mela) is one of the most famous fairs, organized every year in Surajkund, Haryana, Near Delhi, by Haryana Tourism Department to promote handicrafts items. Many talented artists come from India and across the World to showcase their handlooms, handicrafts, traditional handicraft items of their respective states. It's starting on 1st of February.

Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016A splash of colours, rhythm of drum beats and joy de-vivre merges at Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana during the first fortnight of each February. It is a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. This is an international event as it attracts hundreds of foreign travellers. The Mela sees a footfall of over a million visitors through out the fortnight. 

The Mela is organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. This year the state of Telangana has been chosen to be the Theme State. All the Indian states and 20 different countries will be a part of this huge gala festival. 

Telangana’s diverse crafts and dance forms will offer a veritable treat for visitors. Get ready to witness Telangana’s rich culture, tradition and exclusive artefacts made by the artisans that are in great demand throughout the world. Telangana’s historical designs on cloth and folk and traditional arts are well known and have been passed down to generations of artisans and weavers.


How to Reach:


Click to checkout the Haryana Tourism website for details

Mumbai Bazaar Biggest flea of 2016 | Mumbai

Get ready for 3 Days of Total Bliss, Tempting Food, Shopping Madness and Unlimited Fun and Masti? Mumbai Bazaar - A perfect start of New Year 2016 and Celebrate Makar Sankrati. Satiate your shopping appetite by getting your hands on Super Creative Designs, variety of Fashion, Art, Accessories, Home décor and Lifestyle Products. Or simply Indulge into Mouthwatering, Delicious Dishes of your choice be it Roadside Fast Food, Experimental World Cuisine or Mumbai’s famous vadapav you name it and you’ll get it.

A separate World of Fun and Frolic for our Little Chipmunk Guests . A Kid’s Zone with Play Area lot of Games and fascinating Art Workshops. Also witness some Jaw Dropping Live Performances by fine artists and young talented troops and Famous DJ and Celebrities like Vidyut Jamwal, Zulfi Sayed, Shawar Ali, VJ Andy will grace the event. Special attraction Master chef Emanuel showcasing his skills.

Day Wise Schedule


Day 1 - 15th Jan
The Cascading twilight emanates with the intervention of serene flow of music.

Mumbai Streets are filled with extra ordinary talent.

Talent is an ability which is a gift from the divine and if it is gifted by the divine then there is no chance of discrimination.

Such few talents we have hand-picked and intend to showcase them and offer them their deserved 15 mins of fame.

6-6:50 pm :: The old man and his hypnotic flute
7:00 pm – 7:50 :: The mystical Accordion played by Mr. Lobo
8:00 pm – 8:45 pm :: Wonder woman Mrunalini
9:00 – 10 pm  :: Vasudha Sharma

Day 2 – 16th Jan
The subtle shades of the eve changes with spunk …because there’s no more to say but…its Saturday!!!!

Glee and frolic is going to be the flavor and energy will be the nights Acid.

With PARTY in the mind, will commence the eve with a scintillating performances.

6:00 pm – 7: 00 pm  :: the stage is going to be fired up by this troop known as the Nach Dance Academy.
7:15 – 7:45 ::  Hip Hop Time (Vishal Nitish group will give you that push and grind)
8:00 – 8:15 ::  follow the genre we got B3G in the house!!!!
8:30 – 9:45 ::  Sponsor prime slot
9:45 – 10:15 – 9:30 pm  :: Shantanu Sudame (A musical voyage of all the Eras by our very own Shankar Bhattacharjee)

Day 3- 17th Jan
The weekend ends in a Pace and as it’s the finale, so we set the electrifying.

5:30- 6:00 pm :: 5 DJ’s , Zulfi Sayed – 45 mins, Kya Kool Hai Hum Grand Promotion with full cast- hosted by Andy, Vidyut Jamval


Come, Indulge and Shop till you Drop Only at Apna Mumbai Bazaar.
What : Mumbai Bazaar (Fb)
When: 15th -16th -17th January, 2016
Where: MMRDA Ground, Bandra Kurla Complex
Entry Fees : 150/Per Day 

Launch of India’s 1st Neighbour-Network App – NearGroup

nearGroup.in App

To unlock the potential of neighbourhood and solve various concerns, NearGroup.in – India’s first social networking app for neighbourhood has been launched in the market today. The launch is backed by a survey indicating 72% of people in India face neighbourhood related issues every month. NearGroup is India’s 1st Free Mobile-App for Neighborhood-Network for users to interact with verified neighbours, build a better neighbourhood, meet like-minded people living nearby, find support for work, solve problems together etc.

The app will assist users to solve women-safety issues in their colony; carpool with nearby people; make local-friends; seek child-care advice from nearby parents; meet similar professionals; borrow items like hammer/ladder etc. More than 20,000 users in Delhi NCR alone registered for the app before its launch.

Speaking at the launch of NearGroup, its Founder, Prashant Pitti, an alumni from IIT-Madras, said “We live in a digital world where boundaries have blurred and people across geographies are connected like never before. Yet, most of us are unaware of who lives in our neighbourhood and in times of need, we travel distances without seeking the help of our neighbours. With the launch of NearGroup, we aim to connect like- minded neighbours for networking opportunities, resolve concerns, build a better neighbourhood to ultimate make our country an even better place to live in. We are confident that the app will appeal to all users”


How will it help people?

1. Seek Help from Neighbours:
- Lost Dog or Keys
- Need to Borrow a Book or a Ladder
- Need to Carpool
- Find Maid, Plumber, Doctor, Electrician, Cook
- Solve together Electricity, Water, Sanitation & Safety issues
- Refer-Jobs within neighbours for career growth
- Discuss their Job with same-field professionals

2. Develop Hobbies along with Neighbours:
- Play Sports together
- Hangout for dinners or movies
- Volunteer together for a nearby-cause
- Exercise, Yoga, Jogging or Mediate together


How to join?

To be a part of your neighbourhood community, users need to download the App (Android / iOS) and register themselves by selecting their Location & Interest. User interest could be: carpool, parenting, sports, yoga, running, gym, dance, painting, cooking, exam-preparations, travelling, start-ups, work-profile, and many others. Depending upon their selection, each user will become part of Groups. Users can only communicate, discuss & meet with members of the Joined-group.


What about Privacy and Security?


NearGroup App allows its users to interact with neighbours. We wish to keep only genuine-users & good-quality of discussion on NearGroup.
Each user has to sign-in via Facebook only so the company can verify their profiles before approving them to be a part of NearGroup. Only genuine users are approved to be members of the group.
User’s mobile-number, Facebook profile, & Location are not shared with any other user.

Starting work before 10 AM is equivalent to torture and is making staff sick and stressed: Researcher

New Research Says Working Before 10 AM Is Equivalent To Torture
When I saw this study, I knew I needed to compose an article about it, however I chose immediately that it would most likely must be composed after 10 AM.

Dr. Paul Kelley, a researcher at Oxford University, has deductively validated the claim that about each worker to ever live has made: that it sucks to work before 10 AM. In an interview, Kelley said:

"Before the age of 55, the circadian rhythms of grown-ups are totally out of sync with normal nine-to-five working hours, representing a "serious threat" to performance, mood and mental health."

With that data, Kelley has verified that there should be a global shift in the way we work beginning our work days after the fact, as well as beginning our kids' school days after the fact also. Studies have demonstrated that the normal 10-year-old battles to concentrate on school work on the off chance that it happens before around 8:30 AM and that the best instructive results happened at around 11 AM.

Dr. Kelley affirms that the general instructive experience youngsters get, if it somehow managed to happen toward the evening as opposed to morning, would bring about a general evaluation increment by 10% no matter how you look at it. Obviously, beginning mid-morning doesn't simply help kids.

"Staff are generally sleep denied." Kelley declares. "We have a sleep-denied society. It is enormously harming on the body's frameworks in light of the fact that you are influencing physical passionate and performance frameworks in the body. Your liver and your heart have distinctive patterns and you're requesting that they shift a few hours. This is a global issue. Everybody is enduring and they don't need to."

"On the off chance that we take a gander at the associations between the human body, Earth, and the light from the sun's common rhythms, it isn't generally conceivable to change its 24 hour cycle. Later begin times ought to influence each part of society, including jails and healing facilities. In these settings, individuals are typically woken up and given nourishment they don't need. You're more biddable in light of the fact that you're thoroughly out of it. Sleep deprivation is a torture," Kelley proceeded.

Facebook Announces The Winners Of The Internet.Org Innovation Challenge In India

Facebook Announces The Winners Of The Internet.Org Innovation Challenge In IndiaThe Internet.org Innovation Challenge in India bolsters our vision of a joined world by perceiving individuals why should working make the internet more relevant to women, understudies, farmers and migrant laborers in India. We will probably empower the advancement of applications, sites and online administrations that give genuine quality to the individuals from these critical groups.

In India, just 18 percent of the population has access to the internet. To get one billion individuals India online, the internet should be open, moderate and, in particular, we have to individuals comprehend the conceivable outcomes accessible to them online. Each of the entries we got has a section in making an associated India and we are eager to declare the 12 winners crosswise over four categories: Farmers, Migrants, Students and Women.

We are displaying four $250,000 USD Innovation Challenge Award prizes: one to the main application, site, administration or thought that best addresses the issues of each of the assigned populace categories, and two $25,000 USD Impact Award prizes have been allowed in every class. The winners are:

Farmers

Innovation Challenge Award Winner: eKutir, gives farmers devices and resources to bolster them all through the whole farming lifecycle, from harvest determination to the support and deals process. The administration empowers farmers and groups by changing over a divided framework into a worked together and associated disseminated model.

Impact Award Winner: Farmily, empowers farmers to reach new purchasers and arrange better costs for rural produce. Disintermediation of the center man in the farmer and purchaser interface.

Impact Award Winner: Farmalytics, expects to make Precision Providing so as to farm simple and moderate cutting edge sensor innovation with strong Analytics to offer farmers some assistance with making data driven decisions like each different business of the 21st century.

Women

Innovation Challenge Award Winner: mySangham, gives vocational training and skill building designed for women empowerment in 100 beginning recognized towns and groups. The administration means to fortify the financial and social security of the country by empowering India's masses with vocational skills in a quick paced, savvy, adaptable path through an online stage.

Impact Award Winner: Embrace Angel, outfits the power of mobile, internet, sensor, and huge data advances to take into account the requirement for neo-natal consideration in non-urban (level 2/3 markets), where an application permits healthcare and therapeutic experts to broaden their backing from a focal arrangement of pooled resources to far off areas.

Impact Award Winner: Rang de Habba, an eStorefront for ethnic products, with an emphasis on supporting neighborhood women artisans. The objective is to likewise expand the worth maintenance to the artisans who are generally abused by more business brands and stages, famous in the business sector.

Student

Innovation Challenge Award Winner: BodhaGuru, makes self-learning products, immersive mobile based learning applications, recordings and a book distributed stage to make learning for youngsters from KG to eighth grade fascinating, relevant and reasonable. Concentrates on creating inventive intuition in kids through storytelling.

Impact Award Winner: Fundamentor, utilizes gamification to fabricate and ingrain life skills for youthful kids in third through ninth grade. The administration concentrates on scientific, verbal, reasoning and basic deduction skills.

Impact Award Winner: LetsIntern, gives understudies from level 2-3 urban communities with internship opportunities by uniting them with small to media estimated businesses by means of an online portal.

Migrants

Advancement Challenge Award Winner: Helper4U, an online database of jobs that matches semi-skilled migrants in particular categories with potential employers. Concentrated on handling a large need to make straightforwardness, and help migrants specialists discover jobs by removing the mediator who take a large divide of their salary as commission.

Impact Award Winner: Mygram, empowers migrants by offering them some assistance with securing a computerized personality. The SMS-based email administration is focused for clients who are new to the internet. At whatever point some individual sends you an email, you will get a SMS with a connection to that mail. Their email location is <your-telephone number>@mygram.in

Impact Award Winner: mHS City Labs, gives an online store of resources and specialized instruments for migrants who are included in minimal effort development and may need direction on fundamental building workmanship. Objective is to enhance their skill set through how-to instructional exercises.

The challenge was judged by:

Arun Bansal, SVP and Head of Radio, Ericsson
Chris Daniels, VP, Internet.org/Facebook
Ameet Suri, Partnerships Manager, Internet.org/Facebook
Raj Talluri, SVP of Product Management, Qualco

European court declares Bitcoin exchange tax-free

European court declares Bitcoin exchange tax-free

The European Court of Justice decided on Thursday that Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can be exchanged tax-free, reports Bloomberg. 

The order takes after a dispute in Sweden that emerged last June between the nation's tax power and Bitcoin forum operator Daniel Hedqvist about whether cryptocurrencies ought to be conceded tax-free status in the nation. 

The court ruled: 

"Transactions to exchange conventional currencies for units of the bitcoin virtual money (and the other way around) constitute the supply of administrations since they comprise of the exchange of distinctive method for installment." 

It additionally noticed that barring such transactions from the tax exceptions given to customary exchanges "would deny it of some portion of its belongings," since the exclusion's point is to counter "the troubles joined with deciding the taxable sum and the measure of VAT deductible." 

In July, the court's Advocate General said in an opinion document that Bitcoin operations ought to be absolved from Value Added Tax (VAT). 

The decision spells a major win for Bitcoin adopters, as it implies that individuals in Europe can purchase Bitcoin with fiat coin without paying taxes on their buy. It puts forth an in number defense for utilizing cryptocurrencies for international transactions. 

It presents an in number defense for utilizing cryptocurrencies for international transactions.

Akismet XSS Vulnerability : Wordpress Security Update

XSS Attack - Cross Site Scripting AttacksA scientist from Sucuri told us of a XSS vulnerability in the Akismet WordPress plugin. This bug influences all versions of the Akismet WordPress plugin since 2.5.0, however we have no confirmation that it has been misused in nature. 

A vulnerability in Akismet found a week ago and due to fact that Akismet is a standout amongst the most broadly utilized plugins for WordPress, we needed to draw it out into the open. 

Akismet is a comment spam channel for WordPress and when all is said in done, it makes an awesome showing. The Akismet team reported on their web journal a week ago that a cross website scripting (XSS) vulnerability had been found in all versions of Akismet since 2.5.0. 

The vulnerability permits an hacker to post a remark on a WordPress site which will execute javascript in the WordPress administrator console. This is a normal XSS vulnerability example and one of the assaults it empowers would permit an aggressor to take a WordPress head's treats and increase regulatory access to a WordPress site. 

There is no proof that the vulnerability has been abused in nature. The Akismet and WordPress teams instantly took the accompanying activities: 

  • They released updates for every single influenced version of Akismet. 
  • The WordPress.org team issued an automatic upgrade of the Akismet plugin on influenced sites. In the event that you saw that your WordPress site was automatically moved up to the freshest version of Akismet, that is the reason. 
  • The Akismet team adjusted their API so that if a hacker did attempt to endeavor a helpless version of Akismet, their API would shut the assault by sifting through the remark the hacker attempted to post. This means when the vulnerability was found and the Akismet team rolled out this improvement, even defenseless versions of Akismet were no more exploitable. 

Kudos to the Akismet team for reacting to this so quickly and completely. In case you're running Akismet, we prescribe you sign into your WordPress site and ensure that Akismet has been redesigned to the most up to date version. 

To update, visit the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and take after the instructions. In the event that you have to download the plugin compress document straightforwardly, links to all versions are accessible in the WordPress plugins directory.

Report: Social and Mobile Marketing Are on the Rise

Salesforce releases its 2015 State of Marketing report, and the outcomes are exceptionally fascinating for online marketers, enrollment specialists, and marking experts. As Salesforce put it: "Marketers are moving consideration from customary metrics like change rates to metrics that better reflect customer satisfaction." More entrancing discoveries are beneath. 

Salesforce studied a large number of marketers around the globe and found that the top metric for computerized marketing success was "rate of return" at 32% — however took after not far behind by "customer satisfaction" at 30%. "Customer retention" was generally as critical as "customer procurement," with both evaluated at 23%. 

Top 5 Digital Marketing Metrics

Marketers aren't simply captivating online; they're tuning in, as well

A portion of the ways that organizations are looking for customer-arranged success emerge to me. 44% are utilizing online networking engagement, which Salesforce isolates from online networking listening at 37%. Only a couple spaces down, 38% of marketers utilization blogging as a system, 37% utilization videos, 31% utilization substance marketing, and 15% utilization podcasts, for goodness' sake. This demonstrates that there are various convincing, imaginative, and outright fun methods for coming to your audience on the web. I likewise think that it intriguing that online networking listening evaluated an "exceptionally powerful or viable" rate of 68%, the most elevated on the rundown, tied with email marketing. It is safe to say that you are utilizing online networking listening programming as a part of your marketing or enrolling endeavors? 

The significance of social marketing

Comprehensively, the estimation of online networking marketing is turning out to be all the more clear. 66% of marketers now accept social marketing is center to their business, and the same parcel now have a committed group dealing with their online networking endeavors. Maybe most altogether, the quantity of marketers who sort social as an essential revenue source has multiplied since a year ago. 

Top used website 2015What channels are brand utilizing? The main five are Facebook (80%), Twitter (70%), LinkedIn (62%), Google Plus and YouTube (both at 56%). However, the Salesforce report found a scope of new or corner channels, including Line (11%), MySpace (17%), Flickr (20%), and Snapchat (13%). With respect to the best social marketing, one and only site beat out just "videos" at 81% — a site called Tagged, "the informal community for meeting new individuals" (86%). 

This demonstrates not just that your association should be on the "huge five," however that you ought to search for different locales that better mirrors your image or identifies with your audience. Alongside content posts and site articles, consider photographs, videos, infographics, podcasts, and particular substance for destinations like Vine, Line, and SlideShare. 


Mobile at last makes a major sprinkle

Salesforce's feature is "The Year of Mobile Has Arrived — For Real This Time," and the numbers back that up. In 2014, just 23% of marketers were utilizing some type of mobile marketing (like applications, SMS, or location-based capacities). In 2015, that number has multiplied to 46%. 58% of organizations (and 73% of US organizations) have a devoted group for mobile marketing — which implies that more than 50% of all brands have particular partners for both social and mobile, an insane idea five years prior. In the event that your marketing division is too little, it might be time to acquire an organization accomplice to oversee no less than one of these vital activities. 

I additionally think that it fascinating that 35% of marketers consider simply "mark mindfulness" a metric for success. That implies that even non-profits or B2B brands without a retail store can in any case influence mobile to extend your customer base and build revenue. 
Mobile Marketing return on Investment


Looking ahead to 2016

The expense of inaction in social and mobile marketing hopes to move higher. Three of the main five zones of expanded spending for American organizations are in social networking; another is in location-based mobile following. At the point when asked which advances are "most basic to making a binding customer excursion," 52% of marketers named mobile applications. Furthermore, since responsive design can prompt a 130% increment in snaps for emails read on a mobile gadget, 68% of marketers say responsive design is "completely basic" or "critical" to their email marketing battles. Another 46% dependably or regularly incorporate responsive design into their site landing pages. In this manner, even "old" marketing systems like email and websites are being influenced by social networking and mobile devices. 

As indicated by the report, the third-biggest challenge for all marketers around the globe is "staying cutting-edge with current marketing technology and trends. 

Safety first - Microsoft Site Hacked

Microsoft Wordpress Website Hacked
Nobody is resistant to hacks. It doesn't make a difference on the off chance that you are a small business with 10 employees or an immense business with 10,000 employees. This was proved when the Microsoft site, digitalconstitution.com, was found to contain various spammy pages and links in its website. The site, as per ZDNet, was running an older variant of WordPress which made it helpless to the attack. This ought to likewise serve as a calming suggestion to every one of us. 

At the point when was the last time you took a gander at the plugins you were utilizing on your site? What about your themes? Do you truly require every one of them? Are there any simply staying there, not upgraded and incapacitated? A significant number of the adventures and hacks that happen today to WordPress sites are an immediate consequence of outdated themes and plugins. In the event that you are unrealistic to ever utilize that truly perfect slider plugin that you never got around to playing with then why do regardless you have it? What about those 10 distinct themes you transferred when you were supposing about upgrading the site? Truly, would you say you are constantly going to utilize them? In the event that the response to any of those inquiries is no, then dispose of them. 

What about the plugins you do utilization? Is there any reason that you are as yet utilizing an old outdated and unmaintained plugin that hasn't been upheld in years? Is the usefulness so vital that you are willing to hazard your site's security on it? Is it worth the time, the vitality, lost business, and lost rest that will inescapably come when your site is misused and diverts everybody to a seaward drug store? With 38,461 plugins in the WordPress.org vault at the season of this passage there are presumably no less than a few that will give the same reason yet that are upgraded and evaluated to work with the flow rendition of WordPress. 

How about we additionally not disregard the core WordPress software. WordPress doesn't discharge new forms just to discharge something. They contain security fixes, bug patches, and, yes, even some new usefulness or changes. In the event that you are running an outdated form of WordPress, then you likely have gaps in your website's security. 

Without a doubt, its enticing to jab fun when the huge fellows get egg all over. In any case, gain from their errors. Keep up your website. Redesign your software, themes, and plugins. The contrast between the enormous gentlemen and you is this: They have a group that will settle their site for them on the off chance that they get hacked. You have you, and in case you're fortunate, a much smaller group. A touch of redesigning and upkeep now will keep you from being the following measurement. 

A bit of redesigning and upkeep now will keep you from being the following measurement.

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