Urdhva Management presents second edition of Recommerce Expo

Asia’s largest exhibition and conference for refurbished electronics and e-waste management

Recommerce Expo 2020

Bengaluru, 26th February 2020: Urdhva Management Private Ltd. will host the second edition of Recommerce Expo, at The Lalit Ashok in Bengaluru, on the 6th and 7th of March, 2020, featuring some of the biggest names in electronics recycling and e-waste management at the two-day exhibition and conference. 


The expo also includes an exclusive two-day knowledge and networking conference, which will be attended by prominent leaders from IT, ITeS industries, heads of Government of India agencies, startups, original equipment manufacturers, distributors and vendors.

Recommerce Expo is largely a B2B event and the platform intends to promote the use of refurbished electronics and facilitate e-waste management, nationwide and globally. It also aims to create an organized sector for electronic waste in India. The Expo provides a unique opportunity to learn about developments in the electronics reuse industry, find e-waste solutions for businesses, gain insights into best practices and leading recycling technologies, and source refurbished electronics for sustainable living.

Urdhva Management is a Bengaluru-based event management and planning company, run by Venkatreddy D. Patil, who aims to create maximum positive social impact, through his company’s ventures.   

Xoxoday appoints Ira Ozer as Engagement Advisor, U.S Market

1Bengaluru,25,February 2020: Xoxoday, a SaaS Commerce company, that helps mid & large enterprises engage employees and manage rewards and incentives announced the appointment of Mr. Ira Ozer, CRP, CPIM, CEP as an Engagement Advisor for the U.S Market. The platform caters to employees, sales partners, customers and the Gig workforce.

Ira will be an engagement advisor in the U.S Market and as such, will consult with clients to assess their needs and design the most effective programs in accordance with best practices, introduce the company to complementary engagement technology and expert training partners and support the suite of products at trade shows and through associations. Ira will also work with clients that wish to become certified in the ISO10018 international quality people management standard.

“Xoxoday appreciates this engagement and welcomes Ira Ozer’s support. As a veteran in the incentive and recognition industry, we are optimistic that he will use his vast knowledge to invigorate some of our key roles of action. His expertise in employee and enterprise engagement is crucial in driving the company to the next level, said Kushal Agrawal, Chief Strategy Officer, Xoxoday.

“Xoxoday’s firm vision of aiding mid & large organizations to enhance employee, sales partner, customer and gig workforce engagement is indeed remarkable. I am privileged to work with this organization and enthusiastic about their future of continuous innovation” said Mr. Ira Ozer.

Ira has achieved the leading industry certifications, including Certified Professional of Incentive Management (CPIM) by the Incentive Marketing Association (http://www.incentivemarketing.org), Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) by Recognition Professionals International (http://www.recognition.org) and Certified Engagement Practitioner (CEP) by the International Center for Enterprise Engagement (http://www.theicee.org).

Ira holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University, is based in New York and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences about intrinsic motivation, extrinsic rewards and developing a culture of innovation.

Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) signs MoU with UL to bridge skill-gap in the life sciences industry in India

The first-of-its-kind collaboration aims at promoting professional training programs catering to students, working professionals, corporates and entrepreneurs

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Bengaluru, February 14, 2020: Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) and UL today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at promoting professional training programs (short-term certificate, long-term diploma and postgraduate diploma programs), catering to students, working professionals, corporates and entrepreneurs in the life sciences industry. The proposed training programs will be offered through Manipal ProLearn School of Pharma for Excellence in Quality.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Subrat Mohanty, Group President, Manipal Education and Health Group and Mr. Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director, UL – South Asia. The collaboration will focus on training and activities to develop job-specific skills in fresh college graduates and support the development of skilled resources for quality assurance, quality control and manufacturing operations in the life sciences industry.

Speaking about the collaboration, Mr. Subrat Mohanty, Group President, Manipal Education and Health Group, said, “With this MoU, we will be able to offer a holistic competency program focussed on practical knowledge necessary to stay abreast with the latest developments in the life science industry. The issue of skill shortage will be addressed by delivering high-quality content in life sciences to the students.”

Mr. Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director, UL – South Asia, further highlighted, “MaGE and UL understand the need to develop industry-ready graduates – especially in the Pharma and Life Sciences industry. Under this partnership, we will create customized content on requisite topic areas to facilitate curriculum design and development – a mix of classroom and online learning (eLearning) as per the regulatory guidelines issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and operations of respective corporate engagements. We will rollout course content and assessments on MaGE’s learning platforms through UL certified trainers.”

 The association is a first-of-its-kind for UL in India, wherein they have signed a MoU with a training and assessments organization, MaGE

Pearson India partners with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to donate over 1 lakh bags

Bengaluru,January 2020: Pearson India, the leading digital learning company, recently partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to donate around 1 Lakh bags and pencil boxes for the under privileged children in four cities in India. The purpose of the initiative is to make basic educational amenities accessible for children and help them pave a bright future for themselves.


Commenting on this, Ramesh Subbarao, Head – Portfolio – Pearson South Asia, said, “Since Young Children and Education are the backbone of our economy, it is disheartening to see how many under privileged children today, don’t have the access to basic educational amenities such as school bags and pencil boxes. Through our association with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, we hope that this small contribution from our side brings a smile on these children’s faces, helps them in their journey towards learning & realize their dreams of a better future.”

Mr. Sundeep Talwar, Chief Marketing Officer, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, said, “We are immensely grateful to Pearson India for supporting beneficiary children in Vrindavan(Mathura), Lucknow and Jaipur by donating bags and pencil boxes for them. Such collaborations inspire and encourage us in our endeavour and enable us to go beyond mid-day meals to support the dreams and aspirations of children. It is heartening to see faces of children lit up with a smile when they receive such wonderful gifts.”

Pearson believes that quality education is the key to shaping a better tomorrow. It can create better lives for individuals, ensure greater equality within society, and a more prosperous, sustainable world. Through its 2020 Sustainability Plan, products and services, Pearson is working towards shaping a better tomorrow. The three focus areas – reach more learners, shape the future of learning, and be a trusted partner – drive their commitment towards integrating social and environmental issues into every aspect of their work. The collaboration with The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a consequence of Pearson’s commitment to provide thousands of children with a brighter and promising future and create a better learning environment.

KHADI UTSAV -2020 – A National Level Khadi and Village Industries Exhibition and sales

from January 16, 2020 to February 14, 2020.at Freedom park, Sheshadri Road, Gandhinagar -Bengaluru

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Bengaluru: Karnataka State Khadi and Village Industries Board  is organising a national level khadi and village industries exhibition cum sales – KHADI UTSAV -2020 at Freedom Park in Bengaluru. Exhibition will commence from January 16, 2020, and will be  open  for public till February 14, 2020.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri B.S. Yediyurappa  will inaugurate the exhibition, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Govinda M. Karajola will inaugurate khadi stalls, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Ashwath Narayan C.N. will inaugurate village industries stalls, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Laxman Sangappa Savadi will inaugurate village industries live demo, Hon’ble  Minister for Large and medium industries Sri Jagadish Shettar will inaugurate Khadi live demo. Inauguration  and  Hon’able MLA, Gandhinagar Sri Dinesh Gundurao  will be presiding over the program.

Hon’able Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt of India Sri sadananda gowda and Hon’able Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs., Govt of India Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will be special invitees on this occation.

Mr M.Maheswara Rao I.A.S –Chairman, Karnataka State Khadi and Village Industries, Mr Jayavibhava Swamy K.A.S –Chief Executive Officer, Karnataka State Khadi and Village Industries will be present on this occation

Khadi utsav 2020 , rekindles Mahatma Gandhiji ‘s dreams of swaraj .The Khadi Utsav 2020 is a great platform for our artisans, weavers and the shopper can sure be mesmerised by our humble indigenous weaves and products.

In order to promote Khadi, a special discount on all the khadi products will be offered.

Maastricht partners with Apollo – Microsoft Cardiology Consortium to expand AI Network for cardiology in Europe

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AICVD API to help improve cardiovascular disease prediction in the Netherlands

Bengaluru.November 2019: Maastricht University has signed an agreement with Apollo-Microsoft Cardiology Consortium to help expand the AI Network for cardiology and research on cardiovascular diseases in Netherlands. The partnership was announced at the inaugural session of the DST-CII India Netherlands Technology Summit at New Delhi recently in the presence of His Majesty Willem–Alexander, the King of the Netherlands and Mr. Harsh Vardhan, Honorable Minister for Science and Technology, Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Her Majesty, the Queen and other ministers from the Dutch government also graced the occasion.


Apollo Hospitals–Microsoft Consortium is building AI Network for Cardiology to develop an India-specific heart risk score and better predict cardiac diseases for the general population with the help of Apollo’s database and expertise in the field, and Microsoft’s leading cloud and AI tools. The algorithm is based on a vast amount of data pooled from over 200,000 patients treated at six of Apollo’s hospitals. At Maastricht, the model will now be validated using data from the Maastricht Study (a long-term cohort health study in the Maastricht region) and from the Heart+Vascular Center at Maastricht University Medical Center.

“Using this technology, from the countryside of India to the city of Maastricht, we can identify people at risk for cardiovascular disease,” says André Dekker, professor of Clinical Data Science at Maastricht University. “And we can also give them very specific advice to adjust their lifestyle to reduce the risk,” he adds.

Launched in August 2018 by Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals, the AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API (application program interface) is the first-ever Intelligent Platform designed specifically to predict the risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the Indian population. Over the past year, doctors across the Apollo network of hospitals have been successfully leveraging this AI-powered API to predict the risk of CVD and drive preventive cardiac care across the country.

Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group says, “Cardiovascular diseases account for a significant 30% of the mortality in India. We found there was an unmet need to conduct a study that would analyze patient data to determine and interpret risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases in the Indian population. Building on the success of our partnership with Microsoft that led to the development of an India-specific AI-powered risk score for heart disease, we are taking this collaboration to the global stage in partnership with international organizations. The international consortium will enable a global validation of the algorithms and expand the scope of the risk score to cover multiple conditions in cardiovascular disease. The partnership with renowned health systems across the world to scale the API will go a long way in helping achieve the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing the risk of premature mortality from non-communicable diseases, including CVDs, by 25% by 2025.”

“We are delighted to be part of the digital transformation journey with leading healthcare providers, our customers, and partners. AI’s significant role in predictive disease analysis and monitoring will enable doctors and healthcare providers with greater insights into their treatment plans thereby improving patient outcomes. This partnership with Maastricht is a great step towards our vision to engage global consortium partners to scale AICVD API,” said Anil Bhansali, Corporate Vice President, Cloud & AI Platform, Microsoft.   

The goal of the international consortium is to achieve a Standard Cardiac Risk Score. This will enable doctors across the world to identify cardiac risks in patients and design a structured road map to reduce risks, with the aim of a long-term reduction in the global burden of cardiac disease.


“Valedictory and award function” of 3rd international society of gene & cell therapy isgct/ihbt – 2019

Bengaluru : Dr.Ved Prakash Mishra, Vc Krishna University, Maharashtra, Graced His Presence As Chief Guest, Shri.Swami Parthasarthi, Indian Ambassador To The Un, Shri. Sreesanth, (Cricketer) And Honourable Dignatories From Various Parts Of The World Were Also Present As Guests, Making The Event More Successful. The Enthusiasm Shown By The Participants Made The Event Colourful And A Grand Success.

Screenshot_20191112-183430Dr. Agarwal hospitals & gene research foundation/immunohematology of blood transfusion-victoria hospitals successfully conducted the 3rd isgct 2019 in grand scale under the aegis of rajiv gandhi university of health sciences, indian council for medical research, nimhans and with bangalore medical college from november 10th to 12th 2019.

Through this convention they conducted workshops, wetlabs, didactic lectures, symposiums and panel discussions on various aspects of the budding field of medicine “stem cells and genetic engineering” in one word “medical genomics” sessions and discussed about genetic understanding of complex diseases, personalized medicine, translational application, clinical diagnostics, cells and molecular and applications surgical of stem regenerative medicine, guidelines for stem cells and gene therapy.

Screenshot_20191112-183047Scientists and doctors from all over the world took part in this 3 day extravaganza and were also involved in the arena where dna becomes the diagnostic tool. Through next gen sequencing we are able to diagnose just about everything.

Thus, it has also become a treatment tool where we take one drop of the patient’s blood give back the patients own fetal dna and fetal stem cells by mixing it with morphogenetic activator of nucleic acids (mana) and re injecting the patient. This also becomes an immune booster and thus a regenerative tool.