Thursday, November 15, 2018

GoAir's 13th Anniversary Offer: Up to 13 Lakh seats on sale at Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive)

§   Up to 13 Lakh seats on sale at Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive) across all sectors
§   Booking period – 05th November, 2018 to 18th November, 2018
§   Travel period – 05th November, 2018 to 04th November, 2019
§   On GoAir’s 13th Anniversary, travel all year round
§   Offer available on first-come-first-serve basis


Pune, November 05, 2018: To celebrate its thirteen successful years, GoAir, the fastest growing LCC in the world, today announced its 13th anniversary special low fare offer to thank its customers. GoAir is offering its customers a 13 day special sale across all sectors with ticket starting as low as Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive) for the travel period from 05th Nov, 2018 to 04th Nov, 2019.

These tickets are on-sale for purchase from 05th November, 2018 and available until 18th November, 2018. This offer is available across all routes that GoAir operates.

GoAir has initiated this exclusive offer to give their customers a value for money and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Commenting on the occasion, Cornelis Vrieswijk, CEO, GoAir said, “We are proud to celebrate over decade of service excellence and to commemorate these successful years in the domestic skies,  we are offering 13 lakh seats across our network with special low fare offer. This milestone would not have been possible without the loyalty and support of millions of guests who have chosen to fly with us.”

This offer is available exclusively across GoAir networks (GoAir website, GoAir ticketing counters, GoAir Call Centre and travel agents). Booking period will be from – 05th November, 2018 to 18th November, 2018 for the travel period from 05th November, 2018 to 04th November, 2019. This offer is not valid on infant bookings. Group discount is not applicable on this offer and this offer cannot be clubbed with any other on-going promotional offer. Fares are subjected to Standard Cancellation & Rebooking policy applies. GoAir reserves the right to cancel / modify / substitute / alter any aspect of this offer either partly or entirely, at its sole discretion without reason or prior notice. For other terms and conditions and limitations of liability applicable as per 'Citizen's Charter' displayed on www.goair.in  For any other conditions applicable; please review at the time of booking.

About GoAir

GoAir, an aviation foray of the Wadia Group, operates as a low cost carrier model that demands cost leadership, operational efficiency and reliability. GoAir currently operates across 23 domestic and 02 international destinations, with a fleet of 41 aircraft, compromising of Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo. GoAir is committed to providing travellers a value for money proposition through highest standards of customer service delivery and affordable air fares. The airline is committed to provide secure and efficient transportation at all times with attention to essential details whilst strengthening its position of ‘The Smart People’s Airline’.  With a wide array of services being made available to enhance the travel experience for economy and business travelers alike, GoAir ensures it lives up to its theme of ‘Fly Smart’. GoAir connects over 1500 weekly flights and approximately 2,000 plus connections weekly.
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Digit Insurance Crosses 1mn Customers

Bangalore, INDIA, November 09, 2018 – Digit Insurance—a new age insurance company which aims to “Make Insurance Simple” today announced that they have crossed 1mn customers within 1st year of their business.

An important aspect of growth so far that helped Digit Insurance achieve this customer milestone has been the super-fast and easy claims settlement across all products. Digit’s claim process is completely paperless:

  • 100% of travel flight delay claims are automated and are settled via customers’ smartphone
  • Digit is also the first company to launch Advance Cash facility. 85% people opt for advance cash during mobile claims.
Commenting on the achievement, Digit’s Chairman, Kamesh Goyal said, “Digit’s mission from the very beginning is constant ‘Simplifying Insurance’. In order to achieve this, we have made the claims process completely digital so that its fast and provides seamless customer experience. Additionally, we have reduced the documentation process and de-jargonized the language so that it’s easy to understand for our customers.”

Talking about the company’s focus, Kamesh Goyal, Chairman, Digit Insurance said, “Our focus in the coming years would be on customer experience. In the coming quarter we will be launching video calls for better customer experience. Alongside, we will also be empowering our partners to do business real time by creating multiple-technology solutions.”

Digit started its operations in Oct 2017 and have expanded their distribution through their direct channel partners including e-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart, Cleartrip and offline players like Tanishq from the house of Tata. They also have 1500 strategic partners including agents, brokers and dealers. They had been recently featured in the Linkedin Top 25 Startups India and featured in CB Insights top 250 fastest growing fintech companies globally 2018. 


About Digit:
Digit is a new-age General Insurance company started by Kamesh Goyal, and backed by Fairfax Group, one of the largest financial services groups in the world. With a mission to ‘Make Insurance, Simple’, Digit is reimagining products and redesigning processes to provide simple and transparent insurance solutions that matter to consumers. Digit is building a technology driven platform that can offer customized products at reduced cost and provide a great customer service. They recently raised $44 million from Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Holdings. With the second round of investment Digit’s total funding amounts to $94 million.
Headquartered in Bangalore, Digit has successfully partnered with some of the leading companies, PayTM, Cleartrip, Sterling Holidays, SOTC, Policy Bazaar & Tanishq with unique products.
Digit started with a capital base of around 350 cr which is one of the highest that any insurance company has started with.  It is also one of the fastest to market, having launched products across 3 categories (Motor, Travel, Personal accessories). Digit Insurance has been ranked #5 as the most attractive startups to work for in India by Linkedin in 2018 and featured in CB Insights top 250 fastest growing fintech companies globally 2018. 
For more information please write to mediarelations@godigit.com

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Man saves wife’s life by donating part of his liver

The patient was suffering from Jaundice for two weeks

A 25-year-old woman admitted at Jupiter Hospital in critical condition from Jalgaon gets part of the liver from her husband; the transplant surgery was successfully performed at Jupiter Hospital, Pune.

The patient Mrs. Rupali Patil was suffering from jaundice and was being treated at the local hospital. However, the condition started worsening day by day. Dr Rishikesh Choudhari, Gastroenterologist from Jalgaon made the timely diagnosis of liver failure and advised that patient must have the immediate transplant. The same evening the patient was transferred to Jupiter Hospital in critical condition, where she was stabilized and her family was counselled about the quick transplant procedure and the husband was the potential donor who saved her life from the critical disease.

Dr Gaurav Chaubal, Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon, Jupiter Hospital said, “The suspicious mind and timely referral of the doctor was a big help to save the patient’s life, as she was suffering from acute viral hepatitis for two weeks, which could have cost her life.”

The team Surgeons who performed transplant were; Dr Gaurav Chaubal, Dr Somnath Chattopadhyay, Dr Sharan Narute, Dr Aditya Nanavati, Hepatologists; Dr Parijat Gupte, Dr Pavan Hanchanale, and Intensivists Dr Sanjay Walke and Dr Jayant Shelgaonkar. 

“Liver has the capacity to re-grow within ‘eight to ten’ weeks when a part of the liver is removed also; the transplanted partial liver has the same capacity to grow in the recipients,” said Dr Gaurav Chaubal.

“I am very happy to have this new life, that was possible because of doctors at Jupiter hospital who performed the surgery and my wonderful husband who did not hesitate to donate part of his organ,” said Rupali Patil, Patient

The husband driver was the potential donor, within three days donor and patient underwent all the tests and a timely transplant was done. The patient had a good recovery and went home in a week’s time. Jupiter Hospital, Pune helped them out by subsidizing the cost for the lifesaving surgery as the financial condition of the patient’s family is weak.


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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One of the smallest baby born at 25weeks survives in Jupiter hospital after 100 days of battle

The condition of the baby boy born at 25 weeks of pregnancy weighing 550gms was extremely critical because of the extreme prematurity and low birth weight. The 46-year-old mother had given birth to twins through IVF in a private hospital in the city. While unfortunately, one baby did not survive, the second baby was put onto life support for severe breathing difficulty due to the condition called ‘Respiratory distress syndrome’.
The baby was immediately transferred to Jupiter Hospital in an incubator. The baby was kept on life support for the first 11 days and subsequently shifted to different respiratory support called CPAP for 1 month. Special catheters were introduced through the baby’s umbilical cord to give nutrition and monitor baby’s blood pressure. Feeding started with mother’s milk through a 0.5 ml tube and then gradually increased to the desired amount over a period of first eight days. Due to the advanced equipments, trained medical and nursing staff, the baby did not have ventilator related complications.
During the treatment, the baby had an episode of severe infection which was immediately picked up by the full-time doctors at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and was treated aggressively to prevent complications. Baby also required blood transfusions for anemia.
“It is challenging for medical and nursing staff to look after babies born at 25 weeks. Babies born at this gestation have very immature organs like lungs, intestine, brain, skin etc. Most of the complications arise due to immaturity of organs and infection. Because of specialised medical and nursing staff, advanced equipments and parental support we managed to discharge baby without major complications” said Dr. Shrinivas Tambe, Consultant Neonatalogist and Paediatric Intensivist Jupiter Hospital, Pune.
“Another challenge in babies born at this gestation is ‘bleeding in the brain, chronic lung disease and retinopathy of prematurity’. Because of ventilation strategy, amount of oxygen supplied to the baby we were able to prevent these complications. Survival without these complications is extremely rare in babies born at 25 weeks of pregnancy” said Dr. Sachin Admuthe, Paediatrician at Jupiter Hospital.
After the 99 days of battle, the baby has been successfully discharged on the 100th day and weighs 1.670kg now. Baby will be closely monitored for his growth and development. This is third extremely premature baby weighing less than 700gms who has been successfully discharged from Jupiter hospital within last three months “We are very thankful to the doctors and the entire staff of Jupiter Hospital for showing their promptness and care to save my baby” said an extremely emotional (Mother Name). This was probably their last chance to become parents.

deAsra Foundation encourages entrepreneurship, and promotes job creation in India

deAsra Foundation inspires entrepreneurship by conducting Entrepreneur Excellence Awards



deAsra Foundation, a not for profit organisation from Pune, held  their annual Entrepreneur Excellence Awards function at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems Ltd., Pune.

The Entrepreneur Excellence Awards is deAsra’s way of celebrating entrepreneurship and providing a forum for the successful stories of established entrepreneurs to be shared with a wider community. This award also aims to provide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from their journeys.

The awardees of the evening were Milind Shalgar, owner Shalgar Hosiery; Neha Sarang Lagu, Director Lagu Bandhu Jewellers; Dr Vinay Koparkar, Founder & Director, Papillon Hair & Face Clinic; Mandar Desai, owner Desai Bandhu Ambewale, and Mr. Hanmant Gaikwad, Founder and owner of BVG. These awardees were honoured by Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder of deAsra Foundation and Founder, CEO of Persistent Systems.

The dignitaries shared their experiences, especially challenges, and how they overcame them.

They also discussed what inspired them during their entrepreneurial journey.

The honourable dignitaries felicitated champion entrepreneurs from deAsra’s entrepreneur community, who are setting an example by living their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are a part of deAsra’s 8000+ strong entrepreneur community which has benefited from various deAsra services, in various sectors such as food, fashion, beauty and more.

On this occasion, Dr. Anand Deshpande said, “deAsra is now focusing on a highly growing segment of urban service jobs for scaling. For this, most of the tools and resources, including checklists required for any small business entrepreneur is now made available online. Any assistance required by the entrepreneur is provided through a telephonic call or on Google hangouts. Packaging the service solutions is something we are hoping would be of great help to all entrepreneurs.”

During the discussion, Mr. Hanmant Rao Gaikwad encouraged entrepreneurs by mentioning that he had a vision at a very young age, to do something on his own, and with that he wanted to contribute to the progress of the country. If an entrepreneur persistently continues to work towards his/her vision, soon dreams will become a reality. He encouraged entrepreneurs to believe in themselves even in the toughest of times.”

Mr. Shalgar mentioned how product innovation can be an USP of any small business. Over a period, Shalgar Hosiery has been creating new products as per customers’ demands and has created a brand which offers clothing for the entire family under one roof.”

While talking about breaking the stereotype work profile/ profession, Dr. Vinay Koparkar said, “He was the first doctor from his generation who started a men’s salon with skin treatment service for men. Critics & negative comments never stopped him from learning different techniques and implementing them. He believes hair cutting is also a science. His efforts in research and his belief in his products and service has lead him to be where he is today.”

Mr. Mandar Desai of Desai Ambewale, said, “For over 87 years we have successfully maintained the trust of our customers. This is important in every business. This trust helps your business grow successfully.”

Gemologist and jewellery designer Ms. Neha Lagu said, “Today’s customers are very selective in their requirements, and we have to be sensitive to their needs. Understanding their requirements and customizing designs to their likings is the key to our success.”

In an endeavour to provide a platform of recognition, the dignitaries also felicitated deAsra champion entrepreneurs from similar sectors.

deAsra Foundation has been a strong support to existing and aspiring small business entrepreneurs, providing knowledge, tools, templates and services through the portal, www.deasra.in, to overcome the challenges they face while running or starting a business.

This event encouraged entrepreneurs to take the next step in their business journey, and be the job creators that India needs today.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

QNET Entrepreneurs kick off Festive Season by Raising Funds for Underprivileged Community in 21 Cities including Pune


  • Money raised to fund essential goods for orphanages, old-age homes, and others in need
  • 39 events planned across 21 cities in the country
  • Pledged sums ranging from INR 50,000 to INR 1 Lakh in each city


Pune, October 16, 2018: Independent representatives of Direct Selling company QNET have once again come together to brighten up the festive season for the underprivileged. In a series of events spread across 21 cities throughout India, various groups of Independent Representatives have come forward to raise money to help the underprivileged communities.

Around 100 young entrepreneurs, who run a successful direct selling business with QNET, have pledged between INR 50,000 to INR 1 lakh per city towards important causes benefiting a local community in need. This is the fourth year that these entrepreneurs have initiated such an exercise during the festival season to reinforce their commitment to helping communities and their own belief in the spirit of giving.

Funds raised by the group this year will be used to help orphanages, homes for the disabled and the elderly, and for the education as well as provision of life-saving medical treatment to children in need.

In Pune more than 20 such entrepreneurs came together and distributed groceries, toiletries and blankets at the Madhurbhav Bliss (AJ Foundation) Old Age Home.

Entrepreneurs have also planned 38 other such charitable initiatives in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubneshwar, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jammu and Meerut, between 14 October and 7 November 2018.

“We have been fortunate to find our path and purpose with QNET which has helped us transform, not only our lives, but the lives of those around us. Giving back to our community during this auspicious festival season is our way of paying it forward.” said Mahesh who leads the effort of the group in Pune.

Commenting on the effort, QNET Global CEO Trevor Kuna said “The initiative undertaken by our Independent Representatives in their individual capacity is truly encouraging. QNET’s underlying philosophy of RYTHM – Raise Yourself To Help Mankind is the force that drives a lot of what we do. It is a reflection of our business, which is about empowering people to take control of their lives, so that they can, in turn, help empower their communities. After all, there is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good”.

QNET had in the past partnered with the Cancer Patients Aid Association in Mumbai to support the treatment of children with cancer from low-income families. QNET had also contributed significantly towards the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign by partnering with the Lions Club in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad on a number of projects including clean drinking water, nutrition education and health camps for children.

The second such event will be held on 31st October at the Sanmati Bal Niketan Sanstha, Manjari Budruk.

Payoneer Features in CB Insights List of Top 250 Fastest-Growing Fintech Companies Globally

  • Payoneer recognized for its contribution in the cross-border payments and global e-commerce
  • Payoneer is the only fintech company present in India that provides cross-border payment services exclusively for the B2B trading/segment to have been featured in the list
Pune, India, October 23, 2018 – Payoneer, an innovative cross-border payments company that drives global eCommerce, has been featured in the CB Insights 2ndannual top 250 companies in Fintech sector, the only fintech company that provides cross-border payment services exclusively for B2B trading sellers and freelancers to have made it to the list.
Commenting on this achievement, Payoneer’s Country Head, Rohit Kulkarni said, “Payoneer does not just limit itself to transfer of payments, but our bigger goal is to enable Indian sellers to take global strides and sell more in international markets. India is a key strategic market for us, and with sellers and services on the rise who do cross-border trading, our mission is to empower every single Indian seller and freelancer through our platform experience. We are excited that CB Insights recognized our efforts and felicitated us as one of fastest growing fintech companies globally.”
The CB Insights research team selected the top 250 Fintech companies based on several factors including data submitted by each company and their Mosaic Score. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies. Through this evidence-based, statistically-driven approach, the Mosaic Score can help predict a company’s momentum, market health and financial viability.
The Payoneer Advantage:
  • Cost Effective: SMEs can receive funds from their international clients for ZERO transfer fees and at competitive rates as compared to other payment providers.
  • Convenient: Access to international receiving accounts and funds auto transferred to the local bank account in INR or in USD.
  • Compliant:  Payoneer partners with India’s leading banks and helps its Indian customers with tax compliance
  • Global Marketplace Expansion: Payoneer partners with over 2000 enterprise clients including world-leading marketplaces like Amazon, Wish, Tophatter, Cdiscount, Lazada and Rakuten. We help our customers grow their businesses by expanding into new geographies and markets.
About Payoneer:
Payoneer empowers global commerce by connecting businesses, professionals, countries and currencies with its innovative cross-border payments platform. In today’s borderless digital world, Payoneer enables millions of businesses and professionals from more than 200 countries to reach new audiences by facilitating seamless, cross-border payments. Additionally, thousands of leading corporations including Airbnb, Amazon, Getty Images, Google and UpWork rely on Payoneer’s mass payout services.


With Payoneer’s fast, flexible, secure and low-cost solutions, businesses and professionals in both developed and emerging markets can now pay and get paid globally as easily as they do locally. Founded in 2005 and based in New York, Payoneer is venture-backed, profitable and ranked in the top 100 of Inc. 5000’s Financial Services companies and was awarded a spot on the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 list.

GoAir's 13th Anniversary Offer: Up to 13 Lakh seats on sale at Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive)

§     Up to 13 Lakh seats on sale at Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive) across all sectors §     Booking period – 05 th  November, 2018 to 18 th ...