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Celebration Time for Meri Durga as it completes 200 episodes!!

Posted by: at 8/21/2017 07:13:00 am


It's celebration time for the cast and crew of Meri Durga. Paperback Films show 'Meri Durga' aired on Star Plus is being appreciated for its content and casting. The show has been winning entertaining viewers from sometime.

The Serial, Meri Durga, a young fun loving girl from Haryana, lives with her father, Yashpal who works as a school peon. He has big dreams for her daughter and want her to achieve huge success in her life.The serial which started on 26th January 2017 has completed 200 Episodes on Thursday.

MERI DURGA| STAR PLUS| MON-SAT 6:30 PM

The star cast celebated the achievement by cutting the cake. The stars include Ananya Agarwal, Ankur Nayyar, Dolly Sohi, Rashmi Shaw, Vicky Ahuja, Aishwariya Sharma, Jiya Chauhan, Satya Tiwari, Urfi, Arisha Khan, Rajeev Kumar Paras Kalnawat, Srishti Jain, with producer Ravinder Gautam and Pradeep Kumar and their production and direction team.

Meri Durga Completes 200 Episodes

Let see how Durga will be able to handle and overcome new challenges as the serial crosses 200 episodes. Watch the Latest Episode of Meri Durga from Mon - Sat 6:30 pm on Star Plus.

Celebration Time for Meri Durga as it completes 200 episodes!!

Celebration Time for Meri Durga as it completes 200 episodes!!

Celebration Time for Meri Durga as it completes 200 episodes!!

Celebration Time for Meri Durga as it completes 200 episodes!!

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Ebix Expands Presence in International Remittance Sector with Acquisition of YouFirst Money Express Private Limited

Posted by: at 8/21/2017 07:08:00 am
   

YouFirst Inward Remittance Exchange Encompasses 10,000+ Distribution Outlets, 37 Branches, Processing over 2.3 Million Transactions Per Annum

Chennai– August 21, 2017 – Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) Business of YouFirst Money Express Private Limited. This is Ebix’s second acquisition over the last few days, following the announcement of the acquisition of MTSS assets of Wall Street Finance Limited on 17th of August.

With a market share of almost 15% percent of Western Union's inward remittance flows in India, YouFirst is the third largest international remittance player in India.  The acquisition of YouFirst and Wall Street MTSS inward remittance assets, gives Ebix approximately 25% of the inward international remittance market in India, further strengthening Ebix’s position in the Financial Exchange market in the country. Ebix intends to consolidate both these acquisitions into its Financial Exchange operations bringing significant synergies and reducing redundancies to the combined operation.

The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Ebix earnings immediately. The Company funded the transaction using its internal cash reserves.

With 75,000+physical retail outlets for ItzCash’s financial exchange, the two acquisitions increase that distribution reach substantially to over 94,000 outlets across the country. Ebix’s ItzCash service is already the largest domestic remittance exchange in India with domestic remittance volume of approximately $100 million per month.

Ebix’s ItzCash exchange is a recognized leader in prepaid cards, domestic remittances and bill payments, processing approximately 600,000 transactions per day and approximately $2 Billion in annual payment volume.

Ebix Chairman, President and CEO Robin Raina. “Following up on the Wall Street Finance’s MTSS assets acquisition announcement a few days back, the acquisition of YouFirst is a significant announcement in our efforts to expand our presence in the Financial Exchange markets in India.  It will not only help expand our reach, but also help nurture cross selling and increased revenue opportunities for our distribution outlets. We expect that the consolidation of YouFirst and Wall Street assets into our existing Financial Exchange infrastructure will enhance our operating margins substantially, in the Financial Exchange segment in India.”


About Ebix, Inc.

A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, Ebix, Inc. provides end-to-end on-Demand solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, front end & back end enterprise systems, outsourced administrative & custom software development solutions, and risk compliance solutions for various entities involved in these industries.

With 40+ offices across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums annually on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of domain specific business and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com

About YouFirst Money Express Private Ltd

YouFirst Money Express Pvt. Ltd (YMEL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of YouFirst Ventures Pvt. Ltd, promoted by former Citibanker and RCap Executive Vikrant Gugnani.  It is engaged in the business of international inward remittance under the MTSS license from RBI and foreign exchange under the FFMC license from RBI. With a market share of almost 15% percent of Western Union's India inward remittance flows, YMEL is the third largest player in India.  With its own network of 36 MTSS Branches and over 10,000 sub-agents across India, YMEL handles over 2.3 million transactions annually with an annual throughput of over USD 800 million. For more information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.youfirst.co.in

About ItzCash

An Ebix Group Company now, ItzCash Card Ltd., India’s leading Digital Payments fintech was established in 2006. A pioneer in the prepaid payments in India, ItzCash initiated the concept of ‘digital cash’ to the Indian consumer and various business entities, heralding the beginning towards enabling a cashless transacting society. ItzCash continues to build on its innovation augmenting its product portfolio offering wide choice of payments and money transfer service having issued 110 million accounts to date. It constantly invests in upgrading technology towards creating world‐class Omni-channel payments platforms for the emerging India. ItzCash has presence across consumer segments serving 35 million consumers annually and over 75,000 franchisees branded as “ItzCash World” in 3000+ cities and towns. For further details, visit www.itzcash.com

SAFE HARBOR REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

As used herein, the terms “Ebix,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Ebix, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries as a combined entity, except where it is clear that the terms mean only Ebix, Inc.

The information contained in this Press Release contains forward-looking statements and information within the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This information includes assumptions made by, and information currently available to management, including statements regarding future economic performance and financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, acceptance of the Company's products by the market, and management's plans and objectives. In addition, certain statements included in this and our future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), in press releases, and in oral and written statements made by us or with our approval, which are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Words such as "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "seeks," "plan," "project," "continue," "predict," "will," "should," and other words or expressions of similar meaning are intended by the Company to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are found at various places throughout this report and in the documents incorporated herein by reference. These statements are based on our current expectations about future events or results and information that is currently available to us, involve assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, and speak only as of the date on which such statements are made.

Our actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference, include, but are not limited to those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as well as: the risk of an unfavorable outcome of the pending governmental investigations or shareholder class action lawsuits, reputational harm caused by such investigations and lawsuits, the willingness of independent insurance agencies to outsource their computer and other processing needs to third parties; pricing and other competitive pressures and the Company's ability to gain or maintain share of sales as a result of actions by competitors and others; changes in estimates in critical accounting judgments; changes in or failure to comply with laws and regulations, including accounting standards, taxation requirements (including tax rate changes, new tax laws and revised tax interpretations) in domestic or foreign jurisdictions; exchange rate fluctuations and other risks associated with investments and operations in foreign countries (particularly in Australia, UK and India wherein we have significant operations); equity markets, including market disruptions and significant interest rate fluctuations, which may impede our access to, or increase the cost of, external financing; and international conflict, including terrorist acts.

Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such factors, or to publicly announce the results of, or changes to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events, developments, changed circumstances, or for any other reason.

Readers should carefully review the disclosures and the risk factors described in the documents we file from time to time with the SEC, including future reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto. You may obtain our SEC filings at our website, www.ebix.com under the "Investor Information" section, or over the Internet at the SEC's web site, www.sec.gov.

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Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Posted by: at 8/21/2017 07:04:00 am


Nellore, August 21st, 2017: Max fashion, India’s largest fashion brand gave Nellore a reason to smile with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017. The event provided a pedestal to the little superstars of Nellore to showcase their talent. Max Little Champ Big talent encouraged little champs and divas to participate and display their talent in singing, dancing, drawing and Ramp walk contest. In addition to this, the much-vaunted Autumn Collection of Max was also showcased.

The fest witnessed an array of talented kids that elicited fervent applause, while a host of singers, dancers and artists bedazzled the audience with their talent.Madhuri,  Jasmitha, Keerthana, Divya won the title for singing, dancing, drawing and Ramp walk contest respectively, at Max Little Champ Big talent 2017, Nellore.

Mr. Vivek Sharma, AVP, Max Fashion said, “Max is a complete family destination for shopping and it’s our firm belief that we can bring the families closer through our initiatives and engage with them closely. The idea was to make this autumn more fun for kids, ignite their young minds and give them a platform to display their varied skills. The kids left us all pleasantly astonished with their level of talent at such a tender age!”
The event had a little something for everyone as the kids got to have fun and bond with other children, while the parents got to sit back and watch the little bundles of joy usher in whimsy and happiness with their boundless enthusiasm.

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017

Little Stars light up Nellore with Max Little Champ Big Talent 2017


About MAX:

Max is a leading fashion brand, now available online at MaxFashion.com and on Android & iPhone apps offering customers a one stop shop for clothing, accessories and footwear needs for the entire family. Max, a fashion brand of Landmark Group has pioneered the concept of ‘Latest fashion at great prices’ in the country, thereby offering the discerning shopper a vast choice with international fashion & quality. It offers apparel, footwear & accessories that are of the latest fashion trends. The store ambience offers an international shopping experience making shopping for the entire family an absolute delight. Globally Max has over 350 stores across 16 countries and in India, Max has more than 180 stores across 70 cities. The brand plans to have 200 stores in India by the end of 2017.


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Livability Quotient – A Paradigm Shift in India’s Emerging Cities

Posted by: at 8/21/2017 07:00:00 am
Livability Quotient – A Paradigm Shift in India’s Emerging Cities


Taking integrated townships to the next level

  Ramesh Nair - CEO & Country Head, JLL India

It is well-established fact that urbanization is by far the biggest trigger for India’s real estate growth story. However, there is a darker flip side - urbanization has resulted in massive strain on the leading cities of India, which are struggling to cope with ever-rising population and density.

The idea of creating new Smart Cities was mooted in the face of a clear need to decongest India’s Tier 1 cities and improve their livability quotients. However, even before the Smart City mission was formalized, the model of creating cities around the peripheries of Tier 1 cities (or satellite cities) has already established a proven track record for mitigating the dire effects of urban sprawl and boosting livability quotient.

In JLL India’s proprietary research report ‘Livability Quotient – A Paradigm Shift in India’s Emerging Cities’, 10 prominent emerging cities have been closely evaluated for their city administration practices, sustainability, and overall livability. Several factors were identified under the broad parameters of planning, connectivity, utilities, leisure, smart governance, safety, jobs, environment, real estate performance and future scope of expansion.

The top emerging cities assessed in this report are Navi Mumbai, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Magarpatta City, Palava City, Greater Noida, Manesar, Mohali, Rajarhat, Technopark and Mahindra World City (MWC). After an exhaustive analysis on the basis of the above-mentioned parameters for 10 cities considered, a definitive livability quotient ranking was arrived at:



On the back of major evolutionary leaps in the integrated townships model, it now makes logical sense to include privately-managed cities (large townships or commercial-cum-residential hubs managed by private developers) while comparing cities. The reason is clear – in the era of smart cities in the daily administration of which private players will be increasingly involved, it is important to look at private developers as future city administrators. As a result, some of the country’s larger integrated townships now qualify as standalone satellite cities in their own right – and, in fact, have taken city administration and governance to an entirely new level.

To date, only a handful of developers in India have successfully demonstrated their capabilities for city administration. Going forward, many more such developments will crop up on India’s real estate landscape, especially in times when large integrated townships are being promoted.

The report ‘Livability Quotient – A Paradigm Shift in India’s Emerging Cities’ reveals several important aspects that conventionally-managed cities (municipal authorities) can learn from privately-managed cities (private developers or councils).

·         In terms of adopting technology for efficient management of resources and also certain sustainability parameters, privately-managed cities have managed to score higher, thereby exhibiting the ‘skill’ required of city administrators
·         On the other hand, factors that demonstrate ‘scale’ (or scalability) – connectivity, future expansion potential, job creation, etc. – have seen greater success in conventionally-managed cities.

This clearly indicates that the administrators of both city formats must learn from each other and demonstrate both ‘skill’ and ‘scale’ in order to create the smart and liveable cities of the future.

Integrated townships with mixed-use development are increasingly becoming the preferred option for residents, and concepts like ‘walk-to-work’, ‘last mile connectivity’ and ‘inclusiveness’ are going to be decisive factors in choosing the right integrated township development.

The parameters that call for definite and well-developed skill levels include:

·         Planning
·         Utilities and daily needs management
·         Leisure and recreation
·         Smart governance
·         Safety and security, and
·         Environment and sustainability.

There are two main reasons why these parameters are successfully implemented by the privately-managed cities:

1.     Continuous engagement with citizens through real-time feedback, and
2.     Implementation of technology for efficiency in resource utilization.

In some cities, the councils have a good representation of citizens or have mechanisms for faster real-time redressal of issues in place. Also, in most cases, state-of-the-art monitoring and surveillance technologies are in use to keep the city safe and secure.

As urbanization picks up pace in India, the emerging cities will play a key role in accommodating future expansion needs of existing urban agglomerations. Most importantly, these cities will play a crucial role in balancing growth in a more sustainable manner, thereby enhancing the livability quotient for residents.

The ensuing cross-learning exercise on the part of both large private township developers as well as the city municipal councils will be highly beneficial. Without a doubt, the next generation of megacities in India will see an unprecedented scale and quality of transformation when it comes to meeting the real estate needs of the future.

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Sachin Tendulkar urges everyone to get their eyes scanned this Ganapti at “Eyebetes” Camp

Posted by: at 8/21/2017 06:57:00 am

Sachin Tendulkar urges everyone to get their eyes scanned this Ganapti at “Eyebetes” Camp

Not many are aware of the fact that India is on the edge of becoming the 'Diabetes Capital of the World' overtaking China, which earlier had the largest number of diabetics. It is estimated that in the next few decades, we will have more than 100 million diabetics in India. It is also anticipated that every fifth person will be diagnosed with diabetes.

A large part of the population in our country is unaware of the most common lifestyle disease and it effects, including poor eye-sight and blindness. With a view to educate people,
Dr. Nishant Kumar, a distinguished ophthalmologist, is spearheading a campaign – ‘Eyebetes,’ to raise awareness about the correlation between diabetes and blindness among people. This drive will be conducted from Friday 25th August till Sunday 3rd September 2017 at the entrance of the Siddhivinayak Temple in Worli, wherein thousands of devotees come down every year for darshan. ‘Eyebetes’ will offer the worshippers an opportunity to get their sugar checked and their eyes scanned, free of charge. This noble campaign has already garnered a positive response from the masses and renowned celebrities. Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, has also lent his immeasurable support to this initiative by urging people to come forward and get their free check-up done.

Sachin Tendulkar commented, "Not many people are aware about blindness caused by diabetes. It is a new term – ‘Eyebetes’. With the help of this free sugar check up, eye-scan drive, Dr. Nishant Kumar and team are doing a really good job. I am sure that many of you will visit Siddhivinayak temple during Ganpati this year. I urge everyone to take the time out to get your sugar and eyes checked when you go for Bappa's Darshan. Dr Nishant and his team will be there to help you with the quick process and also give you tips on how to control diabetes. Early detection could help cure it faster. Do not take your health for granted, your eyes are very precious."


Please do let me know if you'd like to speak to with Dr.Nishant Kumar - P D Hinduja Hospital, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, Specialty- Ophthalomology;  who is leading the cause with the Eyebetes Foundation as he could share more details about the free Eye-scanning camp at Siddhivinayak and about the foundation and also with Piyush Jain, CEO & Co-founder ImpactGuru.com the crowdfunding platform for this noble cause.

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