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Scheduled on December 12th and 13th at NCPA in Mumbai, The India Economic Conclave 2018 is India’s most definitive Economic platform where the best minds shapes India’s $5 Trillion agenda
The world’s most influential business leaders and political helmsmen including Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister – Maharashtra, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister – Uttarakhand, David Hanson, Founder & CEO – Hanson Robotics, Arianna Huffington, Founder – Thrive Global & Actor Ranveer Singh amongst others will be participating at the India Economic Conclave 2018
Times Network, part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group, announces the 5th edition of its annual signature event, India Economic Conclave 2018. Driving this edition’s theme, ‘Shaping India’s $5 Trillion growth agenda’, the two-day conclave will engage, enable and encourage global voices with India perspective through discourses with global visionaries, key policymakers and iconic leaders. With a focus to enable the rapid transformation of India to a global powerhouse, India Economic Conclave 2018 aims to set the tone for constructive dialogues and discussions on the critical points concerning the economy. The landmark event will share the vision and actionable insights to further unleash the true potential of India Inc.
As India progresses to be one of the largest five economies in 2019, India Economic Conclave 2018 celebrates the leadership of Indian economy and will illuminate the businesses opportunities to Rise with India. Present at the event will be some of India’s most influential leaders like Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister – Maharashtra, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister – Uttarakhand, Amitabh Kant, CEO – NITI Ayog, Sadhguru, Founder – Isha Foundation, Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO & MD - Tata Consultancy Services, Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman & CEO – HDFC Ltd., David Hanson, Founder & CEO – Hanson Robotics, Arianna Huffington, Founder – Thrive Global, Dr. Mark Mobius, Founder – Mobius Capital Partners LLP, Ralph Simon, Founder & Chairman – Mobilium Global and bollywood actor Ranveer Singh amongst others.
The conclave will provide a platform to initiate dialogues on the future of new India and give shape to its $5 Trillion agenda, with a focus on the benefits to the common man from rising India. The signature event aimed at anticipating, formulating and executing strategies, will witness a series of power packed sessions, which will address issues pivotal to the greater economic growth of the nation.
Aims to catalyse engagement and traffic on Mobile Web & App
Keeping in line with its promise of providing a delightful experience to its consumers, Times Internet's multilingual information & engagement platform, NewsPoint today announced the launch of an unique customer gratification programme. Newspoint Tokens is a virtual currency powered by TimesPoints, that users can redeem for exciting offers at several brand partners including Amazon Pay, BookMyShow, Paytm Travel, ixigo, Myntra, Dineout, Gaana and TimesPrime among others. The reward program will soon add more exciting offers and benefits to its fold.
With a wide variety of services available for redemption, NewsPoint Tokens aims to build more consumer loyalty while adding additional engagement layers to the app.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of NewsPoint Tokens. The program seamlessly integrates with the core experience of the NewsPoint app. Users earn tokens as they read stories and /or watch videos. Further, bonus tokens are awarded for our most loyal users who use the app daily for 7 days or more ” said Ruchir Khanna, Product Head, NewsPoint.
He further added,"This is in line with our aim to drive engagement and consumer loyalty. Over the last one year, Newspoint has witnessed already 5X growth in users and hopefully consumer gratification will allow us to not only keep the reader constantly engage but also provide a wow experience across the NewsPoint platforms."
31 young budding writers get a platform with Write India Book 2
The second season of Write India, country's biggest writing platform had a fitting finale at Times Lit Fest Delhi on 2nd of December 2018 with the launch of Write India Book 2 that has been penned by 31 budding writers.
The book launch saw the felicitation of top 10 winners by renowned writers Manu Joseph, Amish Tripathi and Anand Neelakantan. One of the winning stories was also enacted by a theatre group called Akshara Theatre.
Amish Tripathi, Author of Shiva trilogy and Ramchandra series said “I was associated with Season 1 of Write India and it’s a delight to see it grain strength. I’ve read some of the stories of Season 2 and are fantastic. I would like to congratulate Times of India for building a platform for encouraging Indian writers “
The second season of Write India saw participation from eminent authors like Anand Neelakantan, Ruskin Bond, Jeffrey Archer, Sudha Murty, Shobhaa De, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Twinkle Khanna, Nikita Singh, Namita Gokhale and Manu Joseph. These literary greats challenged thousands of aspiring authors to churn out the best of their writings and the participants did not disappoint.
Manu Joseph, Author of Serious Men and Miss Laila, Armed & Dangerous said “I like the fact that this contest does not try to define what is good writing it tries to establish the boundaries of the contest through the profile of the writer who is judging the contest. I think in that sense this is very unique “
Write India is the country’s largest writing platform, conceptualized and launched in 2015 and has seen a participation from 21 celebrated writers. Between the two seasons, the platform received an astonishing 50,000 stories across various genres including thrillers, romance, mythology, and tragedy.
Speaking on the occasion of book launch, Vinita Nangia, Director - Write India said , Write India has been an amazing and very satisfying journey over the last three years. The Times of India has associated with some of the country's best authors who have generously written unique passages, gone through stories to select winners and also shared tips and advice with participants. The contest has unearthed some unique talent and not only given a platform to first time authors but also changed lives for many who have found a voice through this channel.
Starting 1st December, 2018 only on B4U Music & B4U Movies
B4U Network supports 4 causes around Health, Disability, Defence & Culture in the month of December 2018. B4U Network with its 2 channels B4u Music & B4u Movies has always influenced its strong base of over 168 million viewers in urban & rural hindi speaking markets with entertaining bollywood music and movies content. Banking of its high reach and influence among viewers the networks channels have taken up four causes with the intent of spreading awareness, sensitizing, supporting and bringing change in the society at large through the medium of television starting from 1st December through this entire month.
Causes around four diverse topics have been taken up in the same month directing viewer’s attention to different issues and causes around the below days:
1st December, 2018 - World Aids Day
B4U Music & Movies have launched promos on high frequency raising awareness for the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, with focus on “SAFE SEX” through a series of quirky promos which are suggestive to use of condoms for the prevention of AIDS. With B4U’s reach, popularity and ardent fan following amongst the youth audience these promotions would drive awareness and reinforce the message of safe sex for all genders across India.
3rd December, 2018 – International Day of Disabled Persons
The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
To get this message across the promo’s give tribute to disabled musical instrument players with intercuts of his remarkable journey of learning the musical instrument despite his disability. This is followed by the message: “B4U salutes the indomitable human spirit”.
4th December, 2018 – Navy Day
Supporting India’s defense forces and saluting them for their dedication in protecting the water bodies, Navy day would be celebrated on 4 December to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force to the country and to give respect to our naval force.
B4U would will create interesting promotional trivia about Indian Navy and Navy Day. The slate will have images of Indian navy warships, submarines, navy officers at duty, the Navy and national emblem etc.
11th December, 2018 – International Mountains Day
Celebrated to encourage the international community to organize events at all levels to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. Using graphic vignettes 45-60 seconds B4U would talk about different Bollywood movies and songs which have used mountains as a picturesque backdrop in their narrative which would help in promoting the importance of sustainable development through this entertaining medium. Interesting anecdotes from the shooting of the films and songs will also be shared in these vignettes to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.
The communication campaign & promos are scripted, directed and produced by B4U’s internal creative team. The promos are designed to be smart, quirky and minimalistic so that they break clutter at the same time trigger change in society during the last month of the year.
The champions beat the Pakhtoons by 22 runs in the finals
After a spectacular second season of the T10 Cricket League, Northern Warriors, who made their debut this season, defeated the Pakhtoons in a resounding 22 run victory to lift the title of Champions of the T10 Cricket League 2018. The nail biting finals were played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE on 2nd December 2018.
ZEE5, the digital entertainment platform from ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Ltd, is the title sponsor of the Northern Warriors for the tournament, and the team is owned by Mohomed Morani (Managing Director) & Shabaz Elias (Founding Director).
Congratulating the team on their win, Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said, “As title sponsors of the team, we are extremely thrilled to have been a part of Northern Warriors journey through the tournament and through each successive victory. The team has displayed an enormous passion to win – the same quality that ZEE5 embodies as we foray into 190+ countries to win the hearts of millions of South Asians across the globe.”
Northern Warriors defeated Maratha Arabians on 1st December 2018 in the semi-finals. They faced the Pakhtoons in the T10 final battle where they defeated them by 22 runs. With an undefeated 61 runs in 25 balls, Rovman Powell was declared Man of the Match, whereas Hardus Viljoen was declared as the Player of the series.
ZEE5 has recently gone live in over 190 countries, offering South Asian audiences and beyond the largest width and depth of multi-genre content across English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati and Punjabi. ZEE5 comes packed with 1,00,000 hours of On Demand content, including Indian Movies and TV Shows, Cine plays, Music, and Health and Lifestyle videos along with a slew of exclusive Originals, across 12 languages. It also has an extensive Live TV offering with 60+ popular Live TV channels, including ZEE’s best loved channels.