Quaker brings new Breakfast Mix

Quaker India organised a ‘Breakfast Table’ with celebrity chef and PepsiCo nutrition brand ambassador Vikas Khanna in New Delhi. Quaker Nutri Foods recreated idli, dosa, upma and khichdi with a healthy oats twist.
According to the company, oatmeal is a simple and an inexpensive choice that one can make a significance difference in your health. Oats are known for its source of soluble and insoluble fibre. For over 130 years Quaker oats is leading the oatmeal segment.

Hyundai unveils all new Xcent

India on Thursday launched their sub-4 metre compact sedan Xcent facelift in the country with prices starting at Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The all-new Xcent is powered by 1.2-litre petrol engine that is capable of producing a maximum power of 82 bhp of power and 114.Nm of torque. While the Diesel engine is a new 1.2-litre unit, which replaces its earlier 1.1-litre unit, that delivers 74 bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque. The claimed fuel efficiency for the petrol variant is 20.14 kmpl and for Diesel it is 25.4 kmpl.

17 realty projects of 6 builders cancelled

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has cancelled the building plans of 17 projects of six builders, including Jaypee group. According to sources in the authority, the building plans have been cancelled, as they did not address objections raised by the authority.
YEIDA had approved the layout plan but its planning department had raised certain objections in the building plans of these 17 projects, they added.

STAIRS plans to set up sporting excellence centre

A Delhi-headquartered social organisation STAIRS has lined up an ambitious plan to set up a centre for sporting excellence either in NCR or in Gujarat. The idea is to produce world-class sportsman even from the far-flung areas and offer them sustainable living.
A ten year programme, which will have international coaches, sports doctors and motivators, with the centre of sporting excellence would need a capital outlay of nearly Rs 60 crore and a like-minded partner, said Siddhartha Upadhaya, founder & secretary general, STAIRS.

China EV makers to take on Tesla's Model 3

It's not due to arrive in China until next year, but already Chinese-funded, smart, connected plug-in car start-ups are scrambling to launch cars to go head-to-head against Tesla Inc's "mass market" Model 3 sedan.

Samsung unveils Galaxy S8

After Note 7 fiasco, electronics giant Samsung is hopeful of gaining market share through its newly launched Galaxy S8. The latest flagship smartphone, will be available in India for Rs 57,900 onwards, the company announced as it unveiled the product.
The handset, the company says, will be available in two versions -- Galaxy S 8 and Galaxy S8 Plus (Rs 64,900). The devices will be available at select retail outlets and online exclusively on Samsung Shop and Flipkart from May 5, 2017. Pre-booking for the phones has begun.

Tata Motors to export BS-III vehicles

Largest commercial vehiclesmaker Tata Motors does not see a big hit on its bottom line from the unsold BS-III inventory as it expects to clear the remaining stock by exports beginning this month.
"We are left with around 15,000 units of BS-III models. Out of this only around 3,000 are with the dealers. So I don't see any need to fret over this as I can easily ship them abroad," Ravindra Pisharody, executive director for commercial vehicles at Tata Motors said.
When asked about the value of this unsold inventory, he said they should be valued at under Rs 4,000 crore.

Flooring brand Pergo on an expansion spree

Pergo, the leading laminate flooring brand now owned by Mohawk Industries, Inc, the world’s largest flooring company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, is on an expansion mode in India.

Apple, Coke, Airtel, others pulled up for 143 misleading ads

Cracking down on misleading advertisements, the Advertising Standards Cou­n­cil of India (ASCI) has pu­ll­ed up Apple for showing ‘iPhone 7’ as ‘iPhone 7 plus variant’ and also Coca-Cola India, Bharti Airtel and others for such campaigns.
In all the regulator dubbed around 143 advertisements as misleading.
Mobikwik, HUL, Nivea, Am­ul, Opera, Standard Cha­r­tered Bank and Pernod Ricard are among the companies against which 191 complaints were received by the Customer Complaints Council of ASCI for January.

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce’s ‘last frontier’

NEW DELHI: With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.
Flipkart announced this week that top international companies including Microsoft, eBay and China’s Tencent had pledged investments totalling $1.4 billion, among the largest sums ever raised by an Indian startup.