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    Avision self-service copier is a unique product in the market. It can provide the printing and copy service in public areas such as airport, government offices, banks, schools, libraries and hotels. People will be able to print and copy by searching for Avision SSC nearby. In the first year itself, we plan to set up 3,000 locations and within three years to 10,000 units.

    Taiwan-based Avision has launched what it claims to be the world's first self-service copier (SSC) machine in India. Designed for the Indian market, the X2030 self-service copier integrates cloud printing, mobile payment and IoT technology to offer printing and copy service to the public, eliminating the need for a computer or service personnel.

    Making the copier easy to operate, the machine will have a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen display. One doesn't need to connect it to an Ethernet cable. Now, it has been Wi-Fi-enabled (4G). The machine will be equipped with high-yield 4,000-page toner cartridges, will have a 250-sheet capacity tray and can print up to 30 copies per minute. It will also support mobile, cloud and USB printing and ID card copying. The machines can work 24/7.

    Claire Sung, Marketing Head, Avision says, "Avision self-service copier is a unique product in the market. It can provide the printing and copy service in public areas such as airport, government offices, banks, schools, libraries and hotels. People will be able to print and copy by searching for Avision SSC nearby. In the first year itself, we plan to set up 3,000 locations and within three years to 10,000 units." As Avision and its partners will invest in the copiers and system, the company expects to break even by six to 12 months.
    Most end-users in the country don't invest in a printer/copier because cartridges run dry quickly if not used regularly. Users often rely on the local photocopy and document-printing shops set up in every locality.  

     

     

    Mon, 09/12/2019
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    The theme of the convention was ‘Quality Concepts for cultural breakthrough’

    The 28th Chapter Convention on Quality Circles, Koraput Chapter was organised by JK Paper Mills October 17 and 18 at SC Jain Memorial Hall in Jaykaypur here. Twenty-Nine Quality Circles/Allied Circles teams and delegates from Indian Rare Earth Ltd at Chhatarpur, JK Paper Mills at Jaykaypur, NALCO at Damanjodi, Utkal Aluminum Ltd at Tikri, Vedanta Alumina Ltd at Lanjigarh, Hoffincons at Jaykaypur and Fimakem India Ltd. at Rayagada participated in this meet and presented their case studies.
    The convention was inaugurated October 17 by chief guest Vinay Dwivedi, Vice President (Manufacturing), JK Paper Mills. Prabhakar Rao, head engineering, Vedanta Alumina Ltd, Lanjigarh and Ram Shankar Das, Secretary, QCFI- Bhubaneswar Chapter were the chief speaker and chief judge in this meet.
    The valedictory function was organised October 18 in which Rabi Shankar Das, executive director, NALCO, Damanjodi graced the occasion as the chief guest. Biswajit Dwivedi, vice-president (commercial), of JK Paper Mills was the Guest of Honour. 
    The winning teams were given away prizes. Quality circle ‘Gloss’ from JK Paper Mills got the ‘Best of the Best’ award in this convention. All the participating quality circles and allied quality circles bagged the gold category award.
    Source: www.orissapost.com

     

    Sun, 08/12/2019
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    The printer is so designed to meet the needs of both busy offices and production environments, which includes a 10-inch touchscreen, making it easy to access general functions as well as cloud and productivity apps that automate tasks for the mobile, always-connected office worker and professional user alike.

    The all-new Xerox PrimeLink C9065/C9070 printer delivers the most adaptable capabilities, superior image quality, and professional-grade finishing that comes along with advanced tools and automation. For the PrimeLink C9065/C9070, the accessory expands the device’s color capabilities and opens new doors to growth, allowing printers and creatives in all fields to produce brilliant and unique pieces such as booklets, greeting cards, flyers, invitations, posters, and signage.
    “We constantly strive to introduce cutting-edge products & technology to our customers that scale up the profitability margins for them. With the launch of our 2-in-1 capability of the print and scan engine, printers can push the boundaries of commodity print at a price point that is unmatched in the Indian market,” said Vineet Gehani, Director, Technology & Channels, Xerox India.
    The printer is so designed to meet the needs of both busy offices and production environments, which includes a 10-inch touchscreen, making it easy to access general functions as well as cloud and productivity apps that automate tasks for the mobile, always-connected office worker and professional user alike.
    Boosting productivity is the printer’s 270 impressions scanning and 70 ppm printing capabilities. Even at these speeds, the quality is true to type. The PrimeLink C9065/C9070 delivers best-in-class performance with 2400 x 2400 dpi color image quality, outstanding fine-line detail, images, color transitions, and color accuracy.
     

    Sat, 07/12/2019
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    Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd is embarking on the first phase of its Mill Expansion Plan (MEP) with an outlay of ₹1,100 crore at its Mondipatti unit in Tiruchirapalli District. The Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami flagged off the commencement of works for the capacity expansion through video conference at the Secretariat.
    TNPL has planned to enhance the capacity of its Unit II at Mondipatti village by 1,65,000 tonnes of paper per annum, by installing a Paper Machine along with a captive pulping facility, at an estimated capital outlay of ₹2,520 crore in two phases.
    The project will feature the installation of a state-of-the-art 400 tpd chemical hardwood pulping along with chemical recovery facility and augmentation of service utilities viz, captive power plant and wastewater treatment plant. Phase 1 expansion is expected to be completed by May 2021.
     

    Fri, 06/12/2019
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    Ballarpur Industries’ (BILT) sick unit near Kamalapur in Jayashankar Bhupalapally district in Telangana is expected to commence commercial operations by August next year.

    An assurance to the effect was given to KT Rama Rao, Minister for Industries, Government of Telangana by Nehar Agarwal, Chief Operating Officer, BILT at a review meeting. The paper unit had been closed since April 2014. As part of the revival plan, the State Government had agreed to clear BILT payments such as pending power bills, taxes and Forest Department arrears in instalments.

    The Minister expressed his ‘displeasure’ over the delay in reopening of the unit even after providing government incentives for revival. He also cautioned the management that in the event BILT misses the deadline again, the State government will cancel the incentives.

     

     

    Mon, 25/11/2019
  • 391

    As many as 38 containers of contaminated waste were diverted by Indonesian officials to India instead of the United States (US), Indonesian civil society group, ‘Nexus 3’ as well as Basel Action Network (BAN), a global waste watchdog formed under an international treaty, said.

    Carried out by 2 non-profits, the expose has claimed that other countries across Asia too bearing the brunt An Indonesian official sifts through hazardous and plastic waste. Plastic waste is being imported into India and other Asian countries, an expose by two civil society organisations claimed on October 28, 2019. India had banned the import of plastic waste from August 2019. 

    As many as 38 containers of contaminated waste were diverted by Indonesian officials to India instead of the United States (US), Indonesian civil society group, ‘Nexus 3’ as well as Basel Action Network (BAN), a global waste watchdog formed under an international treaty, said.

    Out of these 38, as many as 25 containers arrived at Indonesia on June 27, 2019, and August 2, 2019. They were supposed to contain mixed paper and were going to a paper recycling unit there.

    However, they were found to be mixed with hazardous and plastic waste. Therefore, these containers were supposed to be returned to the country of origin, that is, the US.

    The civil society groups, giving several proofs in their report, claimed that they instead arrived at the Adani port in Gujarat’s Mundra on September 6, 2019.

    As many as 15 of these containers were shipped on the Cosco Shipping Line from the Pacific Container Terminal in California, US. Ten others left the SA Marine T-30 Terminal in Seattle, Washington, in the May of 2019, the report said.

    Besides these 25 containers, another 13 containers were shipped from the US to Indonesia on July 18, 2019. They were also supposed to contain only paper for recycling but instead had plastic waste.

    Instead of being reshipped to the US, they instead made their way to Gateway Terminals India APMT at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Nhava Sheva, in Maharashtra, on August 24, 2019.

    Then, they were taken by a truck to their final location of Kanpur Concor CFS, Kanpur, on September 14, 2019.

    To buttress their claim, the civil society groups gave the exact date and timings of the respective consignments landing in India. They even attached screenshots of the containers’ journey at various points, from Indonesia to India. 

    While ‘Nexus 3’ received the container (consignment) numbers, BAN traced the origin and destination of these containers.

    The original US waste shipments were imported by the Indonesian paper recycling companies PT Mega Surya Eratama and PT Surabaya Mekabox located in East Java.

    “Since these shipments were allowed into India, a country that has actually banned the import of plastic waste, and were blocked from entering Indonesia due to being too contaminated with plastic waste, it appears that India is seriously lacking proper enforcement of their law,” Jim Puckett, Executive Director and Founder of Basel Action Network, told.

     

    Sat, 23/11/2019
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    Delhi Dealer’s Road show 2019 organised at India Habitat Centre in Delhi on 17th August, 2019. Mr. Steven Tan from Staedtler Mars gmBh was the Chief Guest of the show.

    Alpha International*, organised Delhi Dealer’s Road Show 2019 to present the complete range of Staedtler products available in India at India Habitat Centre in Delhi on 17th August, 2019.  Mr. Steven Tan from Staedtler Mars GmbH was the Chief Guest of the show. Alpha International took the opportunity to present some new products for the upcoming season. Management of the company interacted with their Distributors and Dealers of the region to promote the new products and promotional schemes. 

    Mr. Vikash Jain & Mr. Steven Tan gave the detailed presentation of the products and schemes. The Promotional schemes were an instant hit. 

    The schemes offered either bonus sales margins or additional incentives that were  highly appreciated by their dealers and distributors. This kind of event is organized on rotation basis in different cities. In this event more than 120 people were presented there.

     

    List of Distributors who were felicitated at the event for their outstanding performance in 2018-19

    • Satyam Sales Corporation, Delhi
    • Krishna Stationery House, Faridabad
    • Shree Parasnath Enterprises, Noida
    • Madhur Enterprises, Dehradoon
    • Malik Enterprises, New Delhi
    • Krishna Stationers, Delhi 
    Fri, 08/11/2019
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    Three years ago, in another avatar, I had co-led an initiative that gave me the first taste of Mumbai as a city-with-a-heart. The Railway Station Beautification project, Hamara Station Hamari Shaan, also celebrating Daan Utsav saw close to 25,000 people throng across various railway stations wanting to do their bit for the city. This is when I realised, there is an extended hand and there is a heart that is deeply connected to the giving hand. All that is needed is the right cause.

    Last year, as the Founder and CEO of Project Mumbai, when I first began talking about it, I realised that everyone seemed to be aware of the perils of plastic, but no one knew what to do next. The Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon was our simple and yet catchy initiative to inspire people. At Project Mumbai, we wanted people to do something for Mumbai. To participate and own the city which they felt so strongly for. When we announced the Recyclothon, making it an attractive offering, they responded, and how. Our propositions were simple — give away whatever plastic you can. We will pick it up from you and recycle it. Early this year, from the recycled plastic, we managed to make benches. We are now working on the feasibility of increasing the production of such benches, which can be installed in BMC gardens.

    So, while the 2018 Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon was a testing ground, this year, the 2019 Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon - Ek Baar Phir, has been a game-changer in terms of joy of giving. Celebrated to coincide with DaanUtsav, this time, we have made the Plastic Recyclothon bigger, better, more interesting, and meaningful. This year, we expanded our footprint beyond Mumbai, to Navi Mumbai and India’s biggest district - Thane. The response has been nothing less than overwhelming. We promised a free pick-up of the plastic items, any kind of plastic – bags, packets, pouches, mugs, broken buckets, bottles, sachets – from doorsteps. The only pre-condition being, they should register on our website with a detailed address, point of contact and choice of date. We kept the collection date from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, as India celebrates Daan Utsav.

    As registrations opened up, our office resembled a call centre with calls pouring in, registrations building up by the minute. From an 85-year-old from Peddar road bungalow in South Mumbai to a 40-year-old housewife in Kharghar in the distant suburbs. From a social activist in Bandra to a car dealer in Mira road, they all joined in. From individuals to housing societies; schools, colleges, and corporates, they all were in the rush to volunteer to donate plastic. And to spread the word.

    At last count, we now have close to 1,25,625 Mumbaikars planning to donate plastic through the Mumbai Plastic recyclothon-Ek Baar Phir. The number is only growing. Then began the logistics planning. Newspapers loved the idea and they began writing. Recyclers felt excited by the proposition. They also helped us with transport and drop off points, and interesting ideas in recycling.

    We also came up with two more offerings. Daan Mein Jaan was our way of urging people to come up with ways that plastic can be recycled into amenities for the city. Make manhole covers for Mumbai, suggested someone on our website. Plastic Daanav (little monsters) was our action call for schools and colleges. We also promised to see installations and reward the school with pencils recycled from plastic. For, larger housing societies, I thought why not use the plastic they have donated to convert it into big garbage bins.

    The timing was opportune too. Our job had been made easier by the Prime Minister, who had, in his Independence Day address, urged people to donate plastic and recycle it. We were two steps ahead. Not only had we started this initiative last year, but were scaling it up this time. To every individual plastic donor, we gifted them a cloth bag. Carry the cloth bag the next time you step out, we told them. Keep it tucked into your bike or car or in your purse, so you don’t feel tempted to pick a plastic bag from your vendor.

    Adding A Bit Of Colour        While offerings came pouring in, we were also concerned with the aesthetics. Support came in from students and faculty of the JJ School of Arts. They are going to help us provide designs to the amenities. Also, in case we get some plastic that is worth recycling, we plan to create Live Plastic art installations in public places, with messages conveying reduce and refuse. Or recycle. 

    Our web board is full of messages of support as well. People have begun offering support in all forms. A 14-year-old from Oberoi International School has said he wants to volunteer for anything that we do.

    Meanwhile, a retired IT professional from one of India’s best-known corporate firms says he has the time and inclination to volunteer. These are among at least a hundred others, including housewives, professionals and doctors, wanting to do something for their city. And there are scores of others wanting to do away with plastic.

    Inspired by this, I have decided to not let this movement be limited to Mumbai, Navi-Mumbai or Thane. Or not be limited to DaanUtsav either. The Plastic Recyclothon, by Project Mumbai was Ek Baar Phir, this year. It will surely be a Baar Baar Phir, from November. And do not be surprised if you see it taking place in a neighbourhood near you. In your city.

     

    What started as an idea, has now turned into a people’s movement. There certainly is Joy in Giving. 

     

    Thank you Mumbai.

    Writer: Shishir Joshi, 
    Founder and CEO of Project Mumbai

     

    Tue, 05/11/2019
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    People of Delhi, Bengaluru & Mumbai, Donate Unused Stationery & Empower Students! Amongst the many things that parents actively look for at this time are efficient ways to recycle old school notebooks and stationery items.

    In the March and April, there is a lot of hustle bustle in schools as it is that time of the year when kids get ready to move to the next grade. Amongst the many things that parents actively look for at this time are efficient ways to recycle old school notebooks and stationery items.
    We have put together this article, in an attempt to consolidate places where these items can be donated. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and we would love to update it with the suggestions and input you provide.

     

     

    BENGULURU

    1. Shishu Mandir

    Founded in 1983 by Hella Mundhra, Shishu Mandir is a children’s home that runs on charity. It works towards the betterment of the children from impoverished backgrounds by providing a caring and supportive environment as well as giving them free education and vocational training to aid employment.

    Shishu Mandir also offers a pick-up service if intimated 2–3 days in advance.

    2. Youth for Seva

    This is a non-profit organisation, which collects notebooks that have unused pages, from across the city and state. The unused pages will then be rebound and the new notebooks will be given to other students who need them. The initiative is driven by volunteers who collect the notebooks from apartments, schools, and offices in different parts of the city.

    Besides Bengaluru, this organisation is also looking to collect books from Shivamogga, Hassan, Mysuru, Sirsi, Davangere, and Tumakuru.

    3. Goonj

    Established by Anshu Gupta in 1999 this organisation has several pick up spots across the city where one can drop off books and stationery. If you live in a condominium, you could also get your children to start a collection drive to ensure that you have a sizeable number of things to drop off.

    Goonj is also present in several other cities. Do check their website for more details.

    4. Akshara Foundation

    Based in Bengaluru, this organisation was founded in 2000. Over the years, more than 85,000 children have benefitted from the programmes conducted by Akshara Foundation. You can drop off the items at their office.

     

    DELHI/NCR

    1. MyPustak.com

    This is an online platform, which works towards making education available to everyone, across geographical and social boundaries.

    They make this possible by providing free books to those who have the desire to read, but lack the resources to buy the books.

    You will need to fill out the online form and a pick up will be scheduled at a convenient time.

    2. GiftyourBooks.com

    This portal acts like a free classified website which aims to help needy students, who cannot afford to buy books. If you have books that you wish to donate academic books then you could look at the various drop-off locations they have mentioned.        

    This service is available for residents of Delhi/NCR and Chennai.

    3. Uday foundation

    This organisation based in Delhi is completely dependent on donations. They work closely with underprivileged children, children in hospitals, government schools, various other grass-root organisations and charities. They accept new or used books. They do not have a pick-up facility but their centre is open all 7 days of the week.

    4. Pahel

    Pahel comprises of professionals from different walks of life who believe in creating sustainable livelihoods throughout our rural areas.

    This NGO works in areas of education, health and hygiene, and also organises regular camps in neighbourhood slums to give them clothes and other supplies. They also arrange for pick-ups of donations.

    5. Share at Doorstep (SADS)

    Anushka Jain is the founder of this organisation based in Noida. Those who wish to donate items to this organisation are required to visit the SADS website and select their location, after which they will be presented with information on the requirements of the non-profits that are SADS’ partners. Once the users find a match, they can schedule a pickup.

     

    MUMBAI

    1. Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust

    This trust has been organising free educational book exhibitions for the last 12 years. Over 2,000 schools have benefitted from such initiatives and more than 1,75,000 books have been distributed. Books donated by volunteers and general citizens are exhibited here.To donate educational books, the trust can be contacted and a pick-up can be arranged.

    2. Wishing Well

    This organisation, sorts books according to language and suitability and donates them accordingly. To donate, one has to mail the description of books to info@wishingwellonline.org, after which a pick-up can be scheduled.

    3. Karmayog Foundation

    This organisation accepts books all year round. While they are based in Mumbai they have operations in various parts of the country. They also have various collection points across the city.

    4. Green Yatra

    If you live in a condominium, then all you need to do is set up a box where people can donate books and stationery for Green Yatra. This organisation also collects all your old magazines and newspapers.

    5. Fandry Foundation

    Established in 2014, this organisation collects books, notebooks, and stationery and reaches it to tribal people. This is the fourth consecutive year that this organisation is organising a collection drive. They are operational in Mumbai, Ratnagiri, and Kolhapur.

    Tue, 05/11/2019
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    Mithya 4D Stationery Private Limited – a Pune based company, is India’s First 4D Stationery manufacturing company and Startup Recognized by Government of India, specializes in the modern and innovative stationery products powered with 4D animations with the help of their proprietary technologies.

    What is 4D?

    Any 3D content which is interactive and can be seen from different angles is 4D.

    What is 4D Stationery?

    With the help of “Mithya 4D” app, any physical stationery like Notebook, Clipboard, Geometry Box, etc. will turn into 4D content and hence the name 4D Stationery.

    Why the name ‘Mithya’?

    ‘Mithya’ actually originated from Sanskrit and its meaning fairly corresponds to ‘Illusion”, an appearance superimposed on actuality, or different from actuality. The “Mithya 4D” app enables “Mithya (illusion)” to bring our 4D stationery to life and it turns the stationery to alternate reality with enlivened and interactive characters.

    Benefits of 4D Stationery?

    In today’s digital era, mobile has become an integral part and parcel for students and hence they are spending most of their times on mobiles. With the help of Mithya’s 4D Stationery, the education and learning will become fun.

    Demo

    Download the FREE ‘Mithya 4D’ app from the Google Play store or iPhone App Store. Open the app and point the app’s camera at the ‘Puppet Show’ sample for demo printed on top of this page and enjoy the 4D animation.

    Mon, 04/11/2019

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