ಗುರುಗ್ರಾಮ, ಭಾರತ – ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 2, 2023 – ಭಾರತದ ಅತಿದೊಡ್ಡ ಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಎಲೆಕ್ಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ಸ್ ಬ್ರ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ಆಗಿರುವ ಸ್ಯಾಮ್ ಸಂಗ್ ಇಂದು ದೇಶಾದ್ಯಂತ ಆನ್ ಲೈನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಆಫ್ ಲೈನ್ ರೀಟೇಲ್ ಸ್ಟೋರ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತನ್ನ ಹೊಸ ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಗೆ ಪೂರ್ವ ಬುಕ್ಕಿಂಗ್ ತೆರೆದಿದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಅಲ್ಟ್ರಾ, ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23+ ಮತ್ತು ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸಾಧನಗಳು ತಲೆಮಾರಿನ ಅಂತರ ಹೊಂದಿದ್ದು, ವರ್ಗದಲ್ಲೇ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮವಾದ ಅನ್ವೇಷಣೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಪರಿಸರದ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಡಿಮೆ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ಬೀರಲಿದೆ ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ಫೋನ್ಗಳನ್ನು ಹಿಂದೆಂದಿಗಿಂತಲೂ ಪ್ರೀಮಿಯಂ ಅನುಭವಗಳನ್ನು ಮರು-ಆವಿಷ್ಕರಿಸಲು ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ ಎಸ್S23 ಸರಣಿಯು ಗ್ರೌಂಡ್ಬ್ರೇಕಿಂಗ್ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾ ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಿದೆ, ಇದು ಗ್ರಾಹಕರು ಯಾವುದೇ ಬೆಳಕಿನ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂಬದಿ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂಭಾಗದ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾ, ಭವಿಷ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿದ್ಧವಾಗಿರುವ ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ಗೇಮಿಂಗ್ ಅನುಭವ ಮತ್ತು ಪರಿಸರ-ಸ್ನೇಹಿ ಸಾಧನವನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಮೊದಲಿಗಿಂತ ಎರಡು ಪಟ್ಟು ಮರುಬಳಕೆಯ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿ ಫೋಟೋಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ವೀಡಿಯೊಯೋಗಳನ್ನು ಸೆರೆಹಿಡಿಯಲು ನೆರವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಅಲ್ಟ್ರಾ ಎಲ್ಲಾ-ಹೊಸ 200 ಎಂಪಿ ಸಂವೇದಕದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಅಡಾಪ್ಟೀವ್ ಪಿಕ್ಸೆಲ್ಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ, ಇದರಿಂದ ಅತಿದೊಡ್ಡ ವಿವರಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಸೆರೆಹಿಡಿಯಬಹುದು. ಸೂಪರ್ ಕ್ವಾಡ್ ಪಿಕ್ಸೆಲ್ ಎಎಫ್ನೊಂದಿಗೆ, ಹಿಂಬದಿಯ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾವು ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ 50% ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಫೋಕಸ್ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿನ ಮುಂಭಾಗದ ಕ್ಯಾಮರಾ ಈಗ ನೈಟೋಗ್ರಫಿ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಡ್ಯುಯಲ್ ಪಿಕ್ಸೆಲ್ ಆಟೋ ಫೋಕಸ್ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ, ಇದು ಕಡಿಮೆ ಬೆಳಕಿನ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶದಲ್ಲೂ ಸಹ ಮುಂಭಾಗದ ಕ್ಯಾಮರಾದಿಂದ ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಣವನ್ನು ಅನುಮತಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಡ್ಯುಯಲ್ ಪಿಕ್ಸೆಲ್ ಆಟೋ ಫೋಕಸ್ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನವು ಮುಂಭಾಗದ ಕ್ಯಾಮರಾದಿಂದ 60% ವೇಗವಾದ ಫೋಕಸ್ ಖಚಿತಪಡಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿನ ವೀಡಿಯೋಗಳು ಸೂಪರ್ ಹೆಚ್ ಡಿ ಆರ್, ವರ್ಧಿತ ಶಬ್ದ ನಿಯಂತ್ರಣ ಆಲ್ಗರಿದಮ್ ಮತ್ತು ರಾತ್ರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಗಮ ಮತ್ತು ತೀಕ್ಷ್ಣ ಔಟ್ಪುಟ್ಗಾಗಿ 2X ವಿಶಾಲವಾದ ಓಐಎಸ್ ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸಿನಿಮೀಯ ದೃಶ್ಯ ಪಡೆಯುತ್ತವೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯು ಪ್ರಪಂಚದ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ವೇಗದ ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ಗ್ರಾಫಿಕ್ಸ್ ಅನ್ನು ತಲುಪಿಸಲು ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ ಗಾಗಿ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಿತವಾಗಿ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಗೊಳಿಸಲಾದ ಸ್ನ್ಯಾಪ್ ಡ್ರ್ಯಾಗನ್® 8 ಜೆನ್ 2 ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ಪ್ಲಾಟ್ಫಾರ್ಮ್ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯು ವಿಶ್ವಾಸಾರ್ಹ ಗೇಮಿಂಗ್ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ಷಮತೆಗಾಗಿ 2.7x ದೊಡ್ಡ ವೇಪರ್ ಕೂಲಿಂಗ್ ಚೇಂಬರ್ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯು ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ಗೇಮಿಂಗ್ ಅನುಭವಗಳನ್ನು ಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯದ ಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊಂಡೊಯ್ಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಅಲ್ಟ್ರಾ ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಹಿನಿಯ ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ಗೇಮಿಂಗ್ಗೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ವಾಸ್ತವ-ಸಮಯದ ರೇ ಟ್ರೇಸಿಂಗ್ ಅನ್ನು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಬಳಕೆದಾರರು ಪ್ರತಿ ಬೆಳಕಿನ ಕಿರಣವನ್ನು ಅನುಕರಿಸುವ ಮತ್ತು ಟ್ರ್ಯಾಕ್ ಮಾಡುವ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದೊಂದಿಗೆ ದೃಶ್ಯಗಳ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಜೀವಮಾನದ ರೆಂಡರಿಂಗ್ಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯನ್ನು ಪರಿಸರವನ್ನು ಗಮನದಲ್ಲಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯನ್ನು ಪೂರ್ವ-ಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಮರುಬಳಕೆಯ ಅಲ್ಯೂಮಿನಿಯಂ, ಮರುಬಳಕೆಯ ಗಾಜು ಮತ್ತು ವಿಲೇವಾರಿ ಮಾಡಲಾದ ಮೀನುಗಾರಿಕೆ ಬಲೆಗಳು, ನೀರಿನ ಬ್ಯಾರೆಲ್ಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಪಾಲಿಥಿಲೀನ್ ಟೆರೆಫ್ತಲೇಟ್ (ಪಿಇಟಿ) ಬಾಟಲಿಗಳಿಂದ ಪಡೆದ ನಂತರದ ಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಮರುಬಳಕೆಯ ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟಿಕ್ಗಳು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಮರುಬಳಕೆಯ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿ ತಯಾರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯು ಗೊರಿಲ್ಲಾ ಗ್ಲಾಸ್ ವಿಕ್ಟಸ್ 2 ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಮುಂಭಾಗ ಮತ್ತು ಹಿಂಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ರಕ್ಷಾಕವಚ ಅಲ್ಯೂಮಿನಿಯಂ ಫ್ರೇಮ್ ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಿದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯು ನಾಲ್ಕು ತಲೆಮಾರುಗಳ ಓದ್ ನವೀಕರಣಗಳನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಐದು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಭದ್ರತಾ ನವೀಕರಣಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯು ಸ್ಯಾಮ್ಸಂಗ್ ನಾಕ್ಸ್ ರಕ್ಷಣೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ, ಇದು ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಇತರ ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ಸಾಧನ, ಪ್ಲಾಟ್ಫಾರ್ಮ್ ಅಥವಾ ಪರಿಹಾರಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಉದ್ಯಮದ ಪ್ರಮಾಣೀಕರಣಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಬೆಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ಲಭ್ಯತೆ ಗ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಸಿ S23 ಸರಣಿಯ ಮುಂಗಡ ಬುಕ್ಕಿಂಗ್ ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 2 ರಿಂದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಆನ್ಲೈನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಆಫ್ಲೈನ್ ರೀಟೇಲ್ ಸ್ಟೋರ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 2, 2023 ರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭವಾಗುವ https://www.samsung.com/in/live-offers/ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಯಾಮ್ಸಂಗ್ ಲೈವ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಗ್ರಾಹಕರು ಮುಂಗಡ-ಬುಕ್ ಮಾಡಬಹುದು.
Quarterly net profit of ₹293 crore; RoA at 4.1%/ RoE at 29.7%**;
Deposits up 49% Y-o-Y/ 14% Q-o-Q; Retail Deposits up 72% Y-o-Y/ 15% Q-o-Q;
Gross loan book up 33% Y-o-Y/ 5% Q-o-Q; PAR at 4.9%; GNPA/NNPA at 3.4%/0.05%
Bengaluru, Thursday, February 02, 2023: Ujjivan Small Finance Bank ltd. [BSE: 542904; NSE: UJJIVANSFB], today announced its financial performance for the nine month and quarter ended December 31, 2022
Summary of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Business Performance – Q3 FY 2022-23
Gross loan book at ₹21,895* crore up 33% Y-o-Y and 5% Q-o-Q
Disbursements sustaining ₹4,000+ crore mark – ₹4,838 crore in line with Q3FY22; Dec’22 witnessed highest ever disbursement
Deposits at ₹23,203 crore as of Dec’22 up by 49% Y-o-Y; Retail deposits at 62% of total deposits against 53% as of Dec’21; CASA ratio at 26.2% in Dec’22 vs 26.5% in Dec’21. Healthy retail liability customer acquisition
Continued traction on Collections with ~100% efficiency in Dec’22; NDA collection consistently at ~100%
Portfolio at risk at 4.9% as of Dec’22* vs 6.1% as on Sep’22
GNPA/ NNPA declined to 3.4% / 0.05%#* as of Dec’22 against 4.4% / 0.04%#* respectively as of Sep’22; total of ₹ 179 crore written-off in Q3FY23; Provision coverage ratio as on Dec’22 is 99%#
Substantial reduction in restructured book; constitutes 1.4% of gross loan book* with provision cover of 64% and collection efficiency of 98% in Dec’22
Net Interest Income of ₹697 crore up 54% Y-o-Y; Net interest margin at 9.4%* in Q3FY23 against 9.1% in Q3FY22
Operating expenses to average assets at 6.2%; Cost to Income ratio at 53.5% in Q3FY23 vs 72% in Q3FY22
PPoP at ₹389 crore vs ₹ 154 crore in Q3FY22; PAT of ₹293 crore vs ₹(34) crore Y-o-Y
Capital adequacy ratio at 26.02% with Tier-1 capital at 22.84%; Provisional LCR at 198% as of Dec’22
Mr. Ittira Davis, MD & CEO, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank said, “Q3FY23 was another successful quarter in a row with our balance sheet size crossing the 30K mark this quarter. Overall disbursements for the quarter remained strong driving 5% Q-o-Q growth in gross loan book*. Deposit growth outpaced assets growth taking out CD ratio toward more comfortable levels. We continued to expand our physical presence; this quarter we added 8 branches and also entered into a new state – Telangana. We will look to add few more branches in Q4 and 50-70 in FY24. We would continue to leverage our digital capabilities in addition to brick and mortar. Our mobile application “Hello Ujjivan” will help us bring more of our customers into digital ecosystem. Also, we continue to expand our product suite to be more relevant to our target customers and have larger share of their wallet. Through our wider presence, product suite and services, we not only look to strengthen relationship with our existing base of 73 lakh customers, but also be acquiring new relationships.
Update on Reverse Merger: On February 01, 2023, we have received the NOC from RBI; the process is on track and we believe to complete the reverse merger by Sep’23
FY23, continue to be a good quarter in multiple ways as we pulled back from a rough patch; lower credit cost and higher bad-debt recoveries added to the tailwind. Going ahead while credit cost would normalise, our underlying business remains strong and poised to grow at a healthy rate. Overall, we remain confident of the business growth and our journey towards becoming a leading mass-market bank.”
Illegally terminated workers of Yazaki India Pvt Ltd plant of Lakkenahalli of Ramnagara district of Karnataka have been staging a protest under the banner of AICCTU outside the factory gate since 26th December. Last month, about 153 workers were illegally and abruptly terminated by this unit. Yazaki is a Japan based company that manufactures automobile wiring equipment.
Besides the termination without notice, the workers are plagued with myriad other issues as Yazaki does not concern itself much with sticking to legal labour practices. It employs about 1500 workmen in this manner, terming them “trainee operator” who in fact perform core jobs which are the same as the permanent workers. These workers have all been working continuously for various periods extending to three years. These workers are also denied other benefits extended to the permanent workmen, including production incentive, leave facilities, bonus, shoes/uniforms etc. These workers do overtime work without double the pay and are forced to work for continuous double (16 hours) or sometimes even triple (24 hours) shifts. The list continues.
The factory was initially in Bangalore district in the outskirts, later shifted to Ramnagara in January, 2022. At this time, all the workers were also shifted to the new unit. They were given assurances that they would be continued in work, and their salary would be increased and that they would eventually be made permanent workmen. These workers are mostly intra-state migrants hailing from Gulbarga, Belgaum, Chikkamagaluru, and other districts of Karnataka.
53 workers were not able to punch-out after their shift in the biometric attendance machine on the night of 13.12.2022. Shockingly, on presenting themselves to the factory on 14.12.2022 at 6.00 am, these workers were told by the HR Assistant of the management that they have been terminated. About 100 other workers who saw what was happening to the 53 workers came in solidarity with them and were sacked.
Due to the pressure built by the movement, management was forced to assure in a conciliation meeting with the Deputy Labour commissioner (DLC) that all the workers will be taken back. As of now around 30 workers have been called back for work. However, inspite of recorded assurances, there is no more progress in taking the workers back since the last three weeks. It is becoming increasingly difficult for them to survive without a salary as they are mostly from different districts of Karnataka. Currently, the demand is to complete the process of reinstating all the workers immediately, as assured.
– Karanataka General Labour Union (Yazaki Unit) AICCTU
GURUGRAM, India – February 2, 2023 – Samsung, India’s largest consumer electronics brand, today opened pre-booking for its new Galaxy S23 Series across online and offline retail stores in the country. Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 devices are a generational leap, with best in class innovation that have significantly less environmental impact.
The Galaxy S23 smartphones have been designed to re-invent premium experiences like never before. Galaxy S23 series comes with groundbreaking camera capabilities, which allow consumers to capture photos and videos in any lighting condition using both rear and front camera, a future-ready mobile gaming experience & a planet-friendly device using twice the recycled materials than before.
Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with all-new 200MP sensor with adaptive pixels which can capture images with epic details. With the Super Quad Pixel AF, the rear camera can focus on subjects 50% faster. The front camera on Galaxy S23 series now come with Dual Pixel auto focus technology along with Nightography, which allows shooting from the front camera even in low lighting conditions. The Dual Pixel auto focus technology also ensures 60% faster focus from the front camera.
Videos on Galaxy S23 series get more cinematic with Super HDR, Enhanced Noise control algorithm and 2X wider OIS for smoother & sharper output during the night.
Galaxy S23 series comes with custom designed Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy to deliver the world’s fastest mobile graphics. Galaxy S23 series comes with up to 2.7x larger vapor cooling chamber for reliable gaming performance.
Galaxy S23 series takes the mobile gaming experiences to epic levels. Galaxy S23 Ultra supports real-time ray tracing as it comes to mainstream mobile gaming. Users will be able to see noticeably more lifelike renderings of scenes, with technology that simulates and tracks every ray of light. Galaxy S23 series is designed keeping the planet in mind. Galaxy S23 series is manufactured using recycled materials, including pre-consumer recycled aluminum, recycled glass, and post-consumer recycled plastics sourced from discarded fishing nets, water barrels and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Galaxy S23 series come with Gorilla Glass Victus2 on both front & back along with armor aluminum frame. Galaxy S23 series will get four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates. Galaxy S23 series comes with Samsung Knox protection, which has received more government and industry certifications than any other mobile device, platform, or solution on the market.
Price and Availability Pre-book for Galaxy S23 series starts from February 2 across all leading online and offline retail stores. Consumers can also pre-book on Samsung Live at https://www.samsung.com/in/live-offers/ starting on Feb 2, 2023.
Galaxy S23 Ultra will be available in four attractive colours- Red, Graphite, Lime and Sky Blue -only on Samsung.com.
Customers pre-booking Galaxy S23 Ultra can get Galaxy Watch4 LTE Classic and Galaxy Buds2 at a special price of INR 4999. Customers pre-booking Galaxy S23+ will get Galaxy Watch4 BT at a special price of INR 4999. Customers pre-booking Galaxy S23 can get storage upgrade offer worth INR 5000. Additionally, all consumers can avail Bank cashback worth INR 8000 on online channels. Those who prebook Galaxy S23 series during Samsung Live on February 2, 2023 will get additional gift of Wireless Charger and Travel Adaptor. Customers pre-booking Galaxy S23 series during “Samsung Live” event on February 2 at https://www.samsung.com/in/live-offers/ will get an additional exclusive gift of a Wireless Charger & Travel Adapter.
BENGALURU / February 2, 2023: Obesity can lead to the development of 13 different types of cancer. People with obesity or severe obesity are 1.5 to 4 times at risk of developing cancers like Oesophagus, Stomach, Liver, Pancreas, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Kidney, and Thyroid. This was said by Dr. Tausif Ahmed Thangalvadi, Medical Director at NURA, a collaboration between Fujifilm Healthcare and Dr Kutty’s Healthcare offering AI-enabled imaging in Bengaluru, highlighting key findings from a Working Group document of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
“Research has shown that obese women also face the impact of reproductive organ cancers like Endometrial (4-7 times the risk compared to non-obese women), breast cancer (1.5 times) and ovarian cancer (1.1 times). Breast cancer and colorectal cancer are the most common obesity related cancers in women and men, respectively, with 30% higher risk compared to non-obese people. A 2019 global study found that obesity related cancers accounted for nearly 4% of the global burden of cancers,” Dr. Tausif Ahmed Thangalvadi said.
The correlation between obesity and cancer is worrying, considering that India is suffering from an obesity epidemic, with nearly 7 crore people affected with morbid obesity. As per an ICMR-INDIAB study published in 2015, the prevalence rate of obesity in India ranges from 12 to 30% and of central obesity from 16 to 36%. As per UNICEF’s World Obesity Atlas 2022, India is predicted to have 2.7 crore children with obesity by 2030.
Said Dr. Tausif Ahmed Thangalvadi: “There are many ways in which obesity can increase the risk of cancer. Fat tissue in the human body releases excess levels of oestrogen, which in women leads to an increased risk of Breast, Endometrial and Ovarian cancer. High levels of Insulin and Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in obese people increases risk of colorectal, kidney and prostate cancer. Obesity also leads to chronic inflammation and oxidative stress on tissues, further increasing the risk of cancers.”
“Over the last two years, we at NURA have screened more than 6,000 healthy asymptomatic people. Nearly 70% of them had visceral fat levels above the accepted threshold of 100 cm, with nearly half found to have severe obesity with visceral fat levels above 160 cm. Men were twice as likely to have excess visceral fat compared to women,” he added.
The doctor suggested many preventive measures for obesity-related cancers. “The first step is to reduce weight. In a 2019 study published in the JNCI cancer spectrum journal, it was noticed that people who lost 5% of their body weight had a much lesser risk of obesity-related cancer, especially endometrial cancer. The same was found true for breast cancer in a 2020 study. Yet another study in 2019 found that people who underwent bariatric surgery for morbid obesity were found to have a reduced risk of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. Following a healthy diet plan, regular exercise, and screening regularly for obesity and cancer can further help reduce risk of obesity and cancers,” said Dr. Tausif Ahmed Thangalvadi.
NURA offers multiple screening tests not only for cancers but also for obesity. For cancers, NURA uses a combination of ultra-low dose CT scans, tumour markers and procedures like mammography, colposcopy, and FIT kit to detect many types of cancers early, including Lung, Colorectal, Oral, Prostate, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Breast, Cervix and Ovarian cancers.
For obesity, NURA uses ultra-low dose CT scan to accurately measure visceral fat. It also uses the DEXA scan to give fat-muscle ratio and distribution, giving people key information to focus on their exercise and fat reduction plans.
ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರದ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಕಾಲದ ಬಜೆಟ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ಭದ್ರಾ ಮೇಲ್ದಂಡೆ ಯೋಜನೆಯನ್ನು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಯೋಜನೆಯಾಗಿ ಘೋಷಿಸಿ 5300ಕೋಟಿ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಕ್ರಮ ಸ್ವಾಗತಾರ್ಹ ವಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೂ ರಾಜ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಾದರೂ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಹೊಸ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು ಬರಬಹುದು ಎಂಬ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಹುಸಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಸೌಕರ್ಯ, ನಿರುದ್ಯೋಗ ನಿವಾರಣೆ, ನಗರಾಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ವಿಚಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೋಟ್ಯಂತರ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಹಣವನ್ನು ಮೀಸಲಿಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಆದರೂ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ ಚಿತ್ರಣವಿಲ್ಲದ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಇದಾಗಿದೆ. ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಮಹತ್ವಾಕಾಂಕ್ಷೆಯ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳಾದ ಮಹದಾಯಿ, ಮೇಕೆದಾಟು ಯೋಜನೆಗಳ ವಿಚಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಯಾವ ಸ್ಪಂದನೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿಲ್ಲ. ಈ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಒತ್ತಡಕ್ಕೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಮಣಿದಿಲ್ಲ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿ, ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಬಸವರಾಜ ಬೊಮ್ಮಾಯಿ ಅವರು ಹೇಳುವ ರೀತಿ ಡಬಲ್ ಇಂಜಿನ್ ಸರಕಾರದ ಸಾಧನೆ , ಸಮನ್ವಯತೆ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಮೇಲ್ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾಬೀತಾಗಿದೆ. ಎತ್ತಿನ ಹೊಳೆ ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆಯೂ ಸರಕಾರ ಚಕಾರವೆತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇನ್ನು ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಮಹತ್ವಾಕಾಕ್ಷೆಯ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಿರ್ದಿಷ್ಟ ಭರವಸೆಗಳು ಈಡೇರಿಲ್ಲ. ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ವಿಶೇಷವಾಗಿ ಕಳೆದ ಬಜೆಟ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಘೋಷಿಸಿದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಸಬರ್ಬನ್ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಯೋಜನೆಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ನಿರ್ದಿಷ್ಟ ನೆರವಿನ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪವಿಲ್ಲ. ಇನ್ನು ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ರೈತರ ವಿಚಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರ ಈ ಬಜೆಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಮಹತ್ತರ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ನೀಡಿಲ್ಲ. ರೈತರ ಖಾತೆಗೆ ನೇರವಾಗಿ ರವಾನಿಸುವ 6ಸಾವಿರ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಹಣವನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸುವ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಹುಸಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಸಿರಿಧಾನ್ಯ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಘೋಷಣೆ ಹೊರಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆಯದರು, ಹೊಸ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅದರ ಬೆಳೆಗಾರರಿಗೆ ಸ್ಥಿರತೆ ತಂದುಕೊಡುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನಿಷ್ಠ ಬೆಂಬಲ ಬೆಲೆ ವ್ಯಾಪ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ತರುವ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಘೋಷಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಬಜೆಟ್ ವಿಫಲ ಆಗಿದೆ. ರಾಜ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಯೋಜನಾ ಆಯೋಗದ ಶಿಫಾರಸಿನಂತೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚುವರಿ ಅನುದಾನ ನೀಡುವ ವಿಚಾರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆಯೂ ಈ ಬಜೆಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಒಟ್ಟಾರೆ..ನಮ್ಮವರೇ ಆದ, ನಮ್ಮದೇ ರಾಜ್ಯದಿಂದ ರಾಜ್ಯಸಭೆಗೆ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾದ ವಿತ್ತ ಮಂತ್ರಿ ನಿರ್ಮಲಾ ಸೀತಾರಾಮನ್ ಅವರು ರಾಜ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಾ ದರೂ ಸಮಗ್ರವಾಗಿ ಬಂಪರ್ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತಾರೆಂದು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಹುಸಿಯಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ವಿಧಾನ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಶಾಸಕರು ಹಾಗು ಜೆಡಿಎಸ್ ಶಾಸಕಾಂಗ ಪಕ್ಷದ ಉಪನಾಯಕರಾದ ಟಿ.ಎ.ಶರವಣ ರವರು ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
Bangalore, 31st Jan. 2023: Destination Kenya is all set to attract Indian Outbound Tourism with a slew of initiatives planned for the upcoming season.
Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is coming to Ahmedabad on 30th Jan, Bangalore on 31st Jan & New Delhi on 6th Feb with B2B Trade Networking Roadshows. KTB is also participating at OTM Mumbai during 2nd, 3rd & 4th February to interact with Indian travel trade fraternity & media.
There will be a high-level delegation from KTB along with leading DMC’s, Hoteliers, Tour Operators & Service Providers from the Kenya Travel Industry, along with Kenya Airways, to make presentations and explore exciting opportunities to collaborate, tapping the high potential India market.
In 2022, the arrivals into Kenya from the Indian source market recorded a growth of 93.2% from 42,159 in 2021 to 81,458 in 2022. This is a recovery of 67% compared to the 2019 performance of 120,893.
KTB is also planning to sign new business deals in the Indian market as Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) leads travel trade members to this year’s Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) tourism fair in the country.
Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) acting CEO John Chirchir says OTM is giving Kenya an opportunity for re-entry into the Indian market that was severely affected with travel because of Covid-19 pandemic. “India is one of the markets whose travel were negatively impacted with the Covid-19, we are now making a physical presence in the market after about 2 years of absence, and we hope to reap big from the fair,” says Chirchir.
Chirchir says the growth is a positive indication that the tourism business in India is on the right track to recovery even as KTB rolls out key promotional and marketing campaigns in the market. “These are part of our many initiatives to bring the market back to its performance recorded before the covid-19 pandemic. Attributes such as ease of access and connectivity, all-weather season as well as tourism offering that cut across all the segments have continued to pull Indian travelers to Kenya,” said the CEO .
Last year, KTB hosted a familiarization trip in Nairobi for India’s leading travel companies, launched joint promotional campaigns with marketing companies such as FCM Travel Solutions India and Yatra to build traveler confidence.
Kenya is home to intimate, awe-inspiring, and magical travel experiences. All year round, visitors enjoy exhilarating wildlife experiences, the breathtaking outdoors and landscapes, the tranquil and adventure of Kenya’s coast, the enriching cultural encounters, and the warmth of the Kenyan people.
Karibu Kenya, Welcome to #MagicalKenya #TheRealDeal
Grand Master M.H Abid invited, to his center for Physical Fitness and Self Defense education in Basavanagudi, Gandhi Bazar, invited prominent printed media agencies for a press release. Following his practice of inclusiveness and comprehensiveness of all sectors of society in his message, Grand Master conducted an open press meet to highlight the paramount role the press plays in the betterment of society. This press meet is the third within the last week of January, following the inauguration of Combat Warriors” center that offers comprehensive and holistic lessons for both physical and mental fitness. Within one festive week Grand Master Abid managed to gather under his center’s roof influential personalities of India to shed light on his vision of a healthier and a more secure society.
Starting off the ceremony with his welcome speech, Grand Master Abid mended the definition of self defense and fitness, an image that has long been exploited on a financial and moral scale Self Defense as a sentence has been thrown around and almost devalued by posers and opportunists who had taken advantage of the trendiness of self preservation and the global movement towards a healthier body and mind. In the event of a major surgery, would you trust your body to go under the knife of a self proclaimed surgeon who has read a reference or two?
How can you entrust your bodily reflexes otherwise to a self proclaimed self defense teacher
who would showcase a screaming routine they picked up on their youtube timepass?
Grand Master Abid inaugurated this center in Basavanagudi to set the standards for Self Defense through the “Bichwa’ system, a traditional Indian Unarmed Combat Art passed down for the 5th generation in his family. Bichwa self defense system is a holistic course that prepares both body and mind, elevates awareness builds self confidence in order to sharpen the instincts in the case of a regular day pressure of the unfortunate event of an accident. This helps the body to balance its negativity and divert it into its preservation and will be discouraged to abuse any substance as an escape mechanism,
The empowerment offered by such courses is that it can be used by women and girls for self protection against imminent dangers of unexpected situation like a hold-up, Road rage, Molestation. Personal violence and Torture perpetrated on them by known or unknown persons. Self defense isn’t a jab or a kick, it is rather the sharpening and awaking of instincts suppressed by the fast changing lifestyle and practices, Fitness goes beyond the walls of a training center to envelop our mental health, our diet, including the way we face any stressful situation.
Additionally, one of Grand Master MH Abid’s students, Priyanka BS, is a trained instructor in and is the co-founder and the Managing Director of Combat Warriors and TuitionPlus. She has dedicated her career for the welfare and betterment of women and children along with being a dedicated educator and administrator.
This center in Gandhi Bazar is offering well paced curriculums for all age groups and backgrounds following the holistic creed of enabling every individual with a steadfast stanice. A subsidized instructor course will be offered By Grand Master Abid and Coach Priyanka BS to locals and more specifically Homemakers to fit them with the flexibility of earning money by teaching Bichwa self defense and fitness. Aspiring actresses and Actors will find many opportunities to enhance their action scenes and body language, and perhaps bump into Sandalwood and Bollywood icons that frequent the training center. Many of Grand Master Abid’s disciples have extended to become Bollywood actors and Action Directors, Celebrity figures and Industrialists and Philanthropists of repute. The Gandhi Bazar, Basavanagudi center also offers “office fitness” courses tailored for people leading a busy full day duty, enabling them to preserve their health and be able to celebrate the fruits of their hard work with their loved ones. The training uses no equipment to further flexibility of the students who join this regimen of focused training which will ease their path in life.
Actor Mir Sarwar who started his training with Grand Master 20 years ago has won 2 gold medals that time, and our hearts recently through his exceptional performance in movies like “Kesari” and “Mission Majnu that trended No. 1 on OTT. Mir Sarwar exalted the training with an icon like Grand Master Abid, and how it promoted his career from modeling into theater and then blockbuster movies, urging young and well placed artists, equally, to join the hero making center
Sandalwood Actress Alisha who has been featured in more than 150 productions so far emphasized the importance of Bichwa self defense, being a state of mind one puts themselves around to protect oneself. She advised females to join the classes and specially invited home makers to join the subsidized self defense certification which can enable them to earn a living by giving tuition to both children and adults.
Mr Radha Krishna Holla, a retired district judge of great reverence, shed light on the rights of every individual of self defense based on the section 106 of the Indian Penal code which exempts a few offenses on the basis of deterring direct harm away from oneself in the spur of the moment. Judge Holla otherwise directed people to seek justice through police and the umbrella of the constitution. Going back through his memories, he shared how he got to meet Grand Master Abid first when he enrolled both his girls in Bichwa self defense classes noting that though he got the personal protection of the police his girls were facing life away from him and were exposed to many incidents that could get in their way. Every day in the news are, sadly, articles about violence and attacks, and judge Holla disclosed a few heartbreaking cases that appeared in his court and he encouraged women to join self defense to stand up for themselves.
Mr RajaSimha, a distinguished scientist with many astonishing patents in his portfolio addressed the invitees to highlight how one should be well fit and strong to avert aggressions and thereby demotivating perpetrators. Mr Rajsima summoned some memories with Grand Master Abid during their trip to Thailand where Grand Master Abid proudly raised the Indian flag and placed our nation on the world map of fitness and self defense. With cases of chain and purse snatching happening in many corners, a victim should be able to turn the table on the aggressor and give back. Self defense goes further and beyond averting an incident, it helps establish self awareness and confidence in order to build a great nation
Last but not the least, in a city as congested with traffic snarls as Bengaluru, we tend to forget the enormous efforts the quick response teams sacrifice to reach in time and resuscitate anyone in a dangerous position. Since those split seconds can really make the difference between life and death, every individual should learn basic first aid and CPR techniques. Combat Warriors center in Basavanagudi is offering Courses and Certifications under Professional coaching Organisations to make our precious Garden City a healthier, more Caring and a safer place for the citizens of this community in particular and the great nation at large.
Language is an emotional thread that connects people instantly as it is a symbol of shared-human experiences. To deepen this connection even in the social media space, ShareChat provides content and community access to Indians in 15 regional languages. With the ease of access to smartphones and high-speed internet, regional creators have started dominating the Indian content ecosystem. The language-first approach empowers the Bharat audience to create content, create communities, and consume content of their interest in their preferred language, making their experience on social media much more holistic and engaging.
Regarded as the ‘Queen of all languages’, Kannada is the mother tongue of over 50 Million people across the state of Karnataka and neighboring areas. Kannada users are also extremely active in social media consumption, and helped Karnataka top the list of the chattiest regions in the country, according to a recent report by Sharechat. ShareChat served 8 Million+ Kannada language users in the month of November and the cities that topped the chart in the language were Bangalore, Chennai, and Mangalore. To dive deeper into what interests the audience, ShareChat revisited the consumption patterns of the Kannada-speaking audience from the past year. Here are some interesting insights for you to dive into!
As per ShareChat, ‘Romance and Relationship’ is the most loved content genre among the Kannada Speaking audience on the platform, followed by the Cinema and Humor category.
‘Romance and Relationship’
With over 20 billion+ views and interest from over 45% of the Kannada-speaking audience, romance and relationships turned out to be the most viewed category in the Kannada language. Users from Bangalore, Chennai, and Mangalore were the forerunners of creating content with romantic stories and anecdotes, with over 1 Lakh creators uploading more than 2 Million content pieces. muddu____creation, has garnered a total of over 500 million views for all their posts on ShareChat in 2022, making them the topmost creator in the romance and relationship category in the Kannada Language.
Cinema and TV
The film industry is a major attraction for the Indian audience and Kannada users seem to enjoy cinematic content more than others. Bytes from films and TV shows, celebrity gossip, and other related content garnered more than 14 Billion views on the app, with interest from nearly 20% of Kannada users on the platform. Over 25k creators from cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, and Mangalore managed to garner millions of views on 2.6 Lakh content pieces they created. Dolly Ravi single-handedly garnered over 53 million views on the film-centric content they made in the year 2022.
Humor and Fun
Laughter is the best medicine, and the Kannada audience on ShareChat users seemed to have enjoyed this medicine more than ever this year. With more than 13 Billion+ views, comedy content was enjoyed by over 12% of the total Kannada users across Bangalore, Mangalore, and Chennai. These cities are home to nearly 40k creators uploading over 2 Lakh content pieces with humorous and comical tones. @0000ms topped the creator chart with over 1 billion views on the funny content they created.
Another widely watched category among Kannada users was devotion, with about 10% of the total Kannada userbase enjoying the category. The content relating to prayer, and worship, garnered 12 Billion+ views on the platform, from Kannada speakers across Bangalore and Chennai. These top regions are home to over 50k creators who produce over 7 Lakh content pieces on the lines of cultural themes and religious festivities and saw major traction from the Kannada audience. @sundreshappu, the top creator in the category, single-handedly garnered over 90 million views on the content they created this year.