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Published: 27th February 2016 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2016 06:10 AM   |  A+A-

Abdur Rahman Signs MoU with NI

The ECE department, BS Abdur Rahman University, has signed an MoU with National Instruments (NI), Bengaluru, for skills training and internships. V Murugesan, university registrar and Solaikutti Dhanabal, academic manager of NI, has signed the MoU in the presence of vice-chancellor VM Periasamy. The MoU reaffirms the commitment of ECE department and NI on their partnership to train the students and for collaborative research with the industry, a release said. 

Fortis to Publish Clinical Results

Fortis Healthcare will monitor and publish clinical outcomes for major cardiology  procedures based on global norms specified with best in class results world-wide, according to a release. It will allow hospitals to analyse and understand how they stack up globally on factors that determine clinical outcomes. Bhavdeep Singh, CEO, Fortis Healthcare, said, “We are committed to the delivery of value-based medicine and in bringing about greater predictability.” 

Forum to Study Emerging Markets

The Indian School of Business (ISB) and EY, tax, assurance and advisory service provider, have set up the ISB-Initiative for Emerging Markets Studies (IEMS). The new institute will pursue research and thought leadership on issues facing businesses and policy makers in emerging markets under the aegis of EY. The EY-IEMS is a global network of academic institutions that are based in emerging markets. The purpose of the network is to create insightful, connected and responsive thought leadership about economic issues in emerging markets. It also aims to take part and lead the discussions on the various policy making  forums related to emerging markets.

ICSI Institues Signature Awards

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has instituted “ICSI Signature Award” for the topper in the bachelor’s degree exams in commerce conducted by the central, state universities and specialised programmes of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and IITs. The ICSI Signature Award will be awarded only to the topper (one medal) in the university exams. The Signature Award (a medal) along with a certificate will be given annually in the

convocation or any other function preferably in the joint seminar with the ICSI if it is conducted in a particular year. The top three students of the universities will be eligible for full waiver of registration fee for executive programme stage.   

Federal Bank Gets Finnoviti Award

Federal Bank has been awarded the Banking Frontier’s Finnoviti 2016 Award for its innovation ‘FedBook Selfie’. FedBook Selfie is India’s first mobile app for bank account opening. The app facilitates anyone having an Aadhaar card and PAN card to open a SB account and get their account number instantly from anywhere at any time using a smart phone. Finnoviti Award recognises innovations in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector. Ashutosh Khajuria, CFO and Johnson K Jose, deputy general manager (IT) received the award on behalf of the bank in Mumbai.

A 3-day Rubber Summit in City

Rubbercon 2015, an international rubber conference with the theme ‘Shaping the future through innovative technology’ is being organised by Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) at Hotel ITC Grand Chola from March 1-3. Rubbercon was originally scheduled in the first week of December 2015, but because of the rains, it was postponed to March 2016. PK Mohamed, chief convener, Rubbercon, said the global convention would focus on new technology and would help all members to understand and take advantage of the expertise available round the globe.’ The summit will attract specialists in rubber and allied industries, research units, educational institutes, testing labs, raw material manufacturers, rubber growers and scholars for deliberations.



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