Six female officers of the Indian Navy today began a historic journey that will test their combined endurance and sailing skills. The six women left aboard the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini on a circumnavigation effort that will see the officers spend more than 200 days at sea. This is the first time in India’s history that an all-woman crew is attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Previous notable attempts to circle the world include Captain (retd.) Dilip Donde’s solo circumnavigation and Cdr Abhilash Tomy’s non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today flagged off 55-foot INSV Tarini from the INS Mandovi naval training base in Goa, biddingRead More →

MUMBAI: Shemaroo Entertainment has managed to create its name in the international industry too. The company managed to be recognized globally through its social media campaign in October 2016 called #FilmiGaaneAntakshari. The company wins CMO Asia’s Social Media and Digital Excellence Award, Singapore 2017 for ‘Best Use of Twitter’. Prior to this, the campaign also bagged Golds at The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), Goa Fest Media Abby and has its name registered in Limca Book of Records. There were approximately 40 countries that participated in the event that included Australia, Japan, UAE, Turkey and Vietnam among others. Shemaroo Entertainment director Hiren GadaRead More →

Using lesser-known celebs and eschewing a press rollout, Google has quietly begun an ad campaign promoting its Maps feature. It comes days before the company is set to release its latest earnings report, where investors will be seeking signs of new revenue growth from features like ads in Maps. On Twitter, U.S. Soccer World Cup champion and Chicago Red Stars forward Christen Press promotes various locations and businesses—which range from a so-called dog “beach” along a lake to chain athletic-retailer Footaction—with the hashtag #OnGoogleMaps. “On days off, I follow my heart,” she writes. “Here’s my handy @GoogleMaps List to fit every mood.” Broadway actor Jeremy Jordan isRead More →

New Delhi-based third generation label printer Kwality Offset Printers is now the proud owner of India’s first Digicon Series 3, the world’s fastest semi-rotary die-cutting machine, which runs at 150m/min. The machine also features print enhancement facilities along with finishing. The Digicon Series 3 is equipped with 330mm web width, cold and flatbed hot foiling, flatbed screen printing unit, two flexo printing units (for special colour), UV curing systems, embossing, varnish, waste rewinder, horizontal dancing rollers and other features. The die-cutting and print enhancement machine was supplied and installed by Vinsak, the Indian representative of ABG International. Vinsak has installed total eight Digicon kits inRead More →

Q: Google has taken a lot of initiatives to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. What do you bring for SMEs in Goa? Shalini: The primary goal today is to educate SMEs in Goa about the advantages of adopting digital for their businesses and also recognising some of the reasons as to why these businesses are not coming online. There are around 100,000 SMEs in Goa. Little over 8,000 of them have a domain. Very small percentage of them have a website. The situation in Goa is not better off or worse off in rest of India, as there are 51 million SMEsRead More →