ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ ನೆರವಿಗೆ ಇನ್ಪೋಸಿಸ್‌ ಫೌಂಡೇಶನ್‌ – ಜೀವನಾಶ್ಯಕ ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ವಿತರಣೆ

ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ ರಮೇಶ್‌ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ – ಸಾರಾ ಗೋವಿಂದು – ರವಿಶಂಕರ್‌ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಹಲವು ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳ ಪದಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಭಾಗಿ
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್‌ 19: ಕರೋನಾ ಮಹಾಮಾರಿಯಿಂದಾಗಿ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ ನೆರವಿಗೆ ಇನ್ಫೋಸಿಸ್‌ ಫೌಂಡೇಶನ್‌ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥೆ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸುಧಾ ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಅವರು ಮುಂದಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.. ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ 18 ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳ ಸಹಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿರುವ ಆಹಾರ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳನ್ನು ಇನ್ಫೋಸಿಸ್‌ ಫೌಂಡೇಶನ್‌ ವಿತರಿಸಲಿದ್ದು, ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ನಗರದ ಬನಶಂಕರಿ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್‌ ಆಫೀಸ್‌ ಬಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು.

ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ ರಮೇಶ್‌ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯ ಮಂಡಳಿಯ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ನಿಧಿ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಸಾ ರಾ ಗೋವಿಂದು, ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ ಸಂಘದ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ರವಿ ಶಂಕರ್‌ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಹಲವರು ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿದರು. ಇನ್ಪೋಸಿಸ್‌ ಫೌಂಡೇಷನ್‌ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಇಂದು ಸಾಂಕೇತಿಕವಾಗಿ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿದ್ದು, ಮುಂಬರುವ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳ ಪದಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ವಿತರಣೆಯ ಕಾರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದ ಗಾಳೀಪಟ – 2 ಸಿನೆಮಾದ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕರಾದ ರಮೇಶ್‌ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ, ಇನ್ಪೋಸಿಸ್‌ ಫೌಂಡೇಷನ್‌ ನ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥೆ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸುಧಾ ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಅವರಿಂದ ದೇಶ ಹಾಗೂ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಕೆಲಸಗಳು ಆಗುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಈ ತೊಂದರೆಯ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಾಳಜಿಯನ್ನು ತೋರಿಸಿರುವುದು ಸ್ವಾಗತಾರ್ಹ ವಿಷಯವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು.
ಸಾರಾ ಗೋವಿಂದು ಮಾತನಾಡಿ, 18 ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳು ಜೀವನ ಸಾಗಿಸುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಕರೋನಾ ಕರ್ಪ್ಯೂದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಜೀವನ ತೊಂದರೆಗೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿದೆ. ಅವರ ಜೀವನಕ್ಕೆ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿರುವ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ನೀಡಲು ಇನ್ಪೋಸಿಸ್‌ ಫೌಂಡೇಷನ್‌ ನ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥೆ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸುಧಾ ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಮುಂದಾಗಿರುವುದು ಬಹಳ ಸಂತಸದ ವಿಷಯವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು.
ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ ಸಂಘದ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ರವಿ ಶಂಕರ್‌ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಹಲವರು ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು.

. ಕೆ. ಆರ್. ಬಾಲಾಜಿ.

BMW Group India pledges its commitment towards fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

BMW Group India has pledged INR 3 crore in the ongoing battle against COVID-19 pandemic. Associations with government and non-government organisations have been initiated for on-ground implementation in Delhi NCR and Chennai. Employees of BMW Group India, BMW Group Plant Chennai and BMW India Financial Services voluntarily contributed towards the cause

Mr. Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India said, “The coronavirus pandemic presents a mammoth challenge to public health, industry, economy and business. Responsible action and sincere efforts are immensely crucial for minimising impact on human life, providing immediate relief to the underprivileged and reinforcing those engaged at the frontline of this crisis. The most important need of the hour is to flatten the curve and ensure social distancing. It is a top priority and responsibility that we are taking very seriously. At the BMW Group, we have a strong culture and value system which has always stood the test of time. The resolve and commitment of our employees and dealer partners across India to fight this unprecedented threat to mankind is strong and undeterred. We will remain resilient and responsive.”

In Chengalpattu, near Plant Chennai, BMW Group India will participate in creation of an isolation ward for patients at the Government General Hospital. Critical care equipment and services will be provided for medical facilities in Delhi NCR and Chennai.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided for frontline medical personnel and law enforcement agencies in Delhi NCR and Chennai.Nutrition for the economically marginalised families around Plant Chennai and Delhi NCR will be funded as part of the initiative.

Work from home’ at BMW Group India.

For well-being of employees in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, work from home has been implemented across BMW Group offices in India. The National Sales Company and BMW India Financial Services are working from home since 23 March 2020 until 3 May 2020. Local production at BMW Group Plant Chennai has accordingly been stopped till 3 May 2020.

Essential services such as security, facility management and health centre continue to operate. Business continuity is being ensured across all functions while adhering to all government directives and necessary safety measures. Across the BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad dealerships in India, staff are working from home to offer services to customers. Aftersales and breakdown services staff are operating as per the local government directives and are functional with limitations. All showrooms are presently closed and will reopen as per government advisory.

K. R. BALAJI.

ಸ್ವರ್ಣಭಾರತಿ ಸಹಕಾರ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನಿಂದ ಗ್ರಾಹಕರ ಮನೆಗೆ ನಗದು ವಿತರಣೆ ಹಾಗೂ ನಗದು ಸ್ವೀಕಾರದ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಆರ್ಥಿಕ ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರಿ ಮೀರಿ ಲಾಭ ಗಳಿಕೆ – ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನಿಧಿಗೆ 4 ಲಕ್ಷ ದೇಣಿಗೆ.

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್‌ 13: ಕೊರೋನಾ ಸೋಂಕಿನ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಮನೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರ ಬರಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗದೆ ಇರುವ ಗ್ರಾಹಕರಿಗೆ 25 ಸಾವಿರ ದಷ್ಟು ನಗದನ್ನು ಮನೆಗೆ ತಂದು ಕೊಡುವ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯವನ್ನು ನಗರದ ಸ್ವರ್ಣಭಾರತಿ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್‌ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿದೆ. ಇದಲ್ಲದೆ ಕಳೆದ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ 2.64 ಕೋಟಿಗಳಷ್ಟು ಲಾಭವನ್ನು ಗಳಿಸಿದ್ದು, ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನಿಧಿಗೆ 4 ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳ ದೇಣಿಗೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಎಂದು ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಪಿ ಎಲ್‌ ವೆಂಕಟರಾಮ ರೆಡ್ಡಿಯವರು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಇಂದು ಸಹಕಾರ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಸಚಿವರಾದ ಶ್ರಿ ಎಸ್‌ ಟಿ ಸೋಮಶೇಖರ್‌ ಅವರನ್ನು ಭೇಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನಿಧಿಗೆ ಕೋಡಲಾದ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳ ಡಿಡಿಎನ್ನು ನೀಡಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು. ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಟಿ.ಎನ್‌ ಚೌಡಪ್ಪನವರ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್‌ ಪ್ರತಿವರ್ಷ ಪ್ರಗತಿಯನ್ನು ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ 10 ಸಾವಿರಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಗ್ರಾಹಕರನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಸ್ನೇಹೀ ಸಹಕಾರ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್‌ಗಳಲಿ ಒಂದು ಎಂಬ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ ಪಾತ್ರವಾಗಿದೆ. 6.33 ಕೋಟಿಗೂ ಮೀರಿ ಷೇರು ಬಂಡವಾಳ ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಿದ್ದು, ರೂ 140 ಕೋಟಿಗೂ ಅಧಿಕ ಠೇವಣಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ, ರೂ 104 ಕೋಟಿಗಳಿಗೂ ಮೀರಿದ ಸಾಲವನ್ನು ವಿತರಿಸಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, ದುಡಿಯುವ ಬಂಡವಾಳ ರೂ 159 ಕೋಟಿಗೂ ಮೀರಿದ್ದು ಬ್ಯಾಂಕು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರ ವಿಶ್ವಾಸವನ್ನು ಗಳಿಸಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು.

ಕರೋನ ಮಹಾಮಾರಿಯಿಂದಾಗಿ ಜನ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರು ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ತೊಂದರೆಯನ್ನು ಅನುಭವಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಹಿನ್ನಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಗ್ರಾಹಕರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಅನುಕೂಲ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ಖಾತೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಹಣದಲ್ಲಿ ರೂ. 25 ಸಾವಿರದವರೆಗಿನ ನಗದನ್ನು ಗ್ರಾಹಕರ ಮನೆ ಬಾಗಿಲಿಗೆ ತಲುಪಿಸುವ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ, ಒಂದು ವೇಳೆ ಗ್ರಾಹಕರು ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿಗೆ ನಗದು ಜಮೆ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾದರೆ, ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿಗಳೇ ಗ್ರಾಹಕರ ಮನೆಗೆ ತೆರಳಿ ನಗದು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸುವ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯವನ್ನೂ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಎಂ ತಿಬ್ಬೇಗೌಡರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿ, ಬ್ಯಾಂಕು ವರ್ಷದಿಂದ ವರ್ಷಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಪ್ರಗತಿಯನ್ನು ಸಾಧಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಆಡಳಿತ ಮಂಡಳಿ, ಸದಸ್ಯರು ಹಾಗೂ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿ ವರ್ಗದ ಸೇವೆಯೇ ಕಾರಣ. ಮುಂಬರುವ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕು ಇನ್ನೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಸಾಧಿಸಲು ನಾವುಗಳೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಶ್ರಮಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು.
ಫೋಟೋ ಕ್ಯಾಪ್ಶನ್‌: ಸ್ವರ್ಣಭಾರತಿ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನಿಧಿಗೆ 4 ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳ ಡಿಡಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು. ಸ್ವರ್ಣಭಾರತಿ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಪಿ.ಎಲ್‌ ವೆಂಕಟರಾಮ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ, ಉಪಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಎಂ ತಿಬ್ಬೇಗೌಡರು ಹಾಗೂ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಸಿಇಓ ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೂರ್ತಿ ಅವರು ಸಹಕಾರ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಸಚಿವ ಎಸ್‌ ಟಿ ಸೋಮಶೇಖರ್‌ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಡಿಡಿಯನ್ನು ಹಸ್ತಾಂತರಿಸಿದರು.

ಕೆ. ಆರ್. ಬಾಲಾಜಿ.

TTK Prestige launches smart induction cooktop for the home chef who likes to multi-task.

Bangalore April 2020: Are you always pressed for time? Do you like to multi-task in the kitchen? If so, you are in for a treat. India’s number one kitchen appliances brand, TTK Prestige has launched the PIC 31.0 innovative induction cooktop, a first in India with its a pre-set pressure cooking menu that does all the cooking for you.

This revolutionary feature means that you can cook various dishes with an ‘automatic whistle counter’ that can sense your pressure cooker’s activity and automatically switches to the ‘keep warm’ mode. The most exciting part of this cooktop is the auto pressure cooking mode, which is a smart pre-set feature that lets you cook various dishes automatically by just pressing a Auto P C mode menu button on the control panel. For instance, Cooking rice has never been this easy. All you need to do is select the rice function from the Auto PC Menu options and the cook-top will start functioning. After the cooker gives one whistle, the two dots on the display will start flashing, the timer function will get activated and start decreasing. At the end of the time, the cooktop will go to auto keep warm mode, to ensure the rice stays hot.

Prepare to be spoilt for choice with a diverse menu ranging from rice, sambhar, gravy, rajma, channa, pongal, khichdi, chicken and any other meat on demand. This is a must-have kitchen appliance for the busy home cook who is burning the candle at both ends and takes away the hassle of having to count the number of whistles. The intelligent pre-set feature allows you adjust the setting in seconds, thus saving you time. The design ensures the elimination of magnetic energy and hence you can enjoy a healthy meal without any magnetic or radiation hazards.

The cooktop retails for INR 3995 and is  available for purchase at Prestige Xclusive stores and leading dealer outlets across the country. The PIC 31.0 come with a one year guarantee.

K. R. BALAJI.

ShareChat takes Aarogya Setu to its 60 million active users.

Sets Aside Massive Ad Space to Promote Aarogya Setu 

April 11, 2020: ShareChat, Indian social media platform, announced Saturday the setting aside of INR 50 million in ad-credits on its platform for an extensive outreach campaign of the Aarogya Setu app. 

Aarogya Setu is a mobile application developed by the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an objective to offer information and proactively reach out to and inform users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19.

Over the next few days, ShareChat will extensively promote the Aaragya Setu application across its 60+ million active users in 15 different languages and help surface details about the app to users of the platform. 

This latest effort is in addition to the various initiatives that have been undertaken in the past few weeks which include ensuring that verified information surfaces to the top of our trending feed, priority fact checking of COVID-19 related content in over 13 languages and the promotion of content by various law enforcement and government accounts on the platform. 

Berges Y Malu, Director – Public Policy, ShareChat said, “As an Indian start-up, we are proud to be a part of this important outreach campaign for the Aarogya Setu app. We commend the effort by the Prime Minister towards rapidly building a platform that offers information regarding symptoms, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19. We hope this initiative would help increase the adoption of the app.”

K. R. BALAJI.

Bluecat Paper ties up with Polish designer to create World’s first Bee Saving Paper.

BANGALORE THURSDAY APRIL10th 2020 – Bangalore based Tree Free paper manufacturer, Bluecat Paper today announced the collaboration with Poland based founder of BEE SAVING PAPER, Anna Gadecka to create a one of its kind paper which helps save the diminishing bee population. The paper is created from residual lemon grass, as bees love and are attracted to the scent of lemon grass. Seeds such as mustard and basil are added to further attract bees.

The Bee Saving Paper is also used to produce a range of products like bookmarks, gift bags and tags, notebooks and thank you cards. The paper has seeds of bee friendly flowering plans embedded to facilitate pollination.

It is a researched fact that bees play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance and it is said that humans will not survive beyond four years if bees were to become extinct. Bees are perfectly adapted to pollinate, helping plants grow, breed and produce food. They do so by transferring pollen between flowering plants and so keep the cycle of life turning.

Sadly, the bee population across the world is on a rapid decline due to excessive mobile phone signal radiation, loss of habitat due to deforestation, abandoned farms and simply reduction in bee friendly flowering plants. The bee saving paper can help struggling bees. Tear pieces of bee saving paper, wet it and put in under the bee. The paper acts like an energy drink for the bee, helping it revive itself

Speaking about this initiative with Bluecat Paper, Anna Gadecka, Founder, Bee Saving paper, said, “I have been researching on this for a while now and was looking for a tree free paper manufacturer and I was thrilled when I came across Bluecat Paper. It would have been detrimental to the cause if this had to be done with paper made from felling trees and this moral dilemma didn’t allow me to progress with my efforts. Now that we are associated with Bluecat Paper in our efforts, I am looking forward to Bee Saving Paper becoming a more widely accepted norm.”

Kavya Madappa, CEO, Bluecat Paper, said, “When Anna reached out to us, I was excited with the possibilities of this effort. Bluecat Paper was saving trees and Anna was trying to save bees. This alone was a valid reason to collaborate and take this forward. It’s going to be an exciting journey with Anna in our attempt to save our planet.”

K. R. BALAJI.

SBI Card and Landmark Group launch co-branded credit cards

~Three cards launched- Lifestyle Home Centre SBI Card, Max SBI Card and Spar SBI Card ~

 

~Designed to offer savings on purchases of the entire family across categories including fashion, home furnishing and grocery

 

 Bengaluru, 20th February 2020: SBI Card has partnered with Landmark Group, one of the largest retail and hospitality conglomerates in India, to launch a unique set of retail co-branded credit cards. The three newly launched cards, Lifestyle Home Centre SBI Card, Max SBI Card and Spar SBI Card, have been introduced in partnership with four Landmark Group brands – Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max and Spar.

Designed to be a one stop payment solution for the entire family, these cards provide a rewarding shopping experience to cardholders across categories that include fashion – premium and affordable, home furnishing including furniture and grocery. The underlying value proposition of all these cards is the same. Cardholders of any of these cards can avail similar benefits at all participating Landmark brands, thus getting savings and a host of other benefits across a spectrum of categories through a single card.

The new co-brand cards are available in three variants – Base, SELECT and PRIME and cater to consumers across segments from value-for-money to premium to super premium.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Hardayal Prasad, MD & CEO, SBI Card, said, “We are pleased to partner with Landmark Group to introduce Lifestyle Home Centre SBI Card, Max SBI Card and Spar SBI Card. Through this tie up we will offer our cardholders a strong savings proposition across key spend categories such as fashion, home furnishing, furniture and grocery on a single card. The newly launched cards bring a one stop payment solution to meet and reward purchase needs of consumers in these segments. This launch will strengthen our retail co-brand credit card portfolio which we have built to fulfil diverse consumer needs.”

According to Mr. Vasanth Kumar – Managing Director, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd.: “As a leading retail player in the country, we continuously endeavour to enable a joyful and rewarding shopping experience for all our customers. The co-branded credit card with SBI Card is yet another step taken to fulfil that promise. With accelerated reward points and spend based benefits, these cards will be a win-win for consumers as they shop across various Landmark brands. Offering the best of both the players, the co-branded SBI credit card program will combine the shopping experience, convenience and value that customers have come to know and love from Landmark Group backed by the best-in-class service, benefits and security of SBI Card.”

Photo 001- Mr Hardayal Prasad, MD & CEO, SBI Card & Mr. Vasanth Kumar , MD, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd

According to Mr. Shital Mehta – Executive Director & CEO, Max Fashions, “As a leading fashion brand, we want to bring more value to our customers through a co-branded card that rewards users on their purchases. This co-branded card will provide additional benefits to our valued customers thus enabling us to deepen our relationship with them while providing them yet another reason to shop at our stores. Max is very thrilled to be partnering with SBI Card.”

PRIME variant cardholders can avail total savings of up to INR 30,000 annually on this card.

Cardholders enjoy complimentary loyalty membership to Landmark Rewards Program and they also earn accelerated reward points on the SBI Card rewards platform upon shopping with these cards. Cardholders of the PRIME variant of the co-brand cards earn 15 reward points per INR 100 spent at Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max and Spar; 10 reward points per INR 100 spent on dining and movies; and 2 reward points per INR 100 spent on other retail purchases. SBI Card Reward Points can be converted to Landmark Rewards and redeemed across Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max, Spar and other Landmark Brands in India thereby rewarding loyal customers.

The cards also reward customers for their loyalty through various spend based milestone benefits as well as bonus reward points upon card renewal. Customers of PRIME variant can avail savings of up to INR 14500 on achieving milestone spends. The cards deliver value from the point of enrolment itself, offering welcome benefits worth INR 3000 on the PRIME variant.  Renewal benefits worth INR 3000 can be availed upon card renewal.

The joining and renewal fee for the Base variant is INR 499 plus GST, SELECT variant is INR 1499 plus GST and PRIME variant is INR 2999 plus GST.

Highlights of Lifestyle Home Centre SBI Card, Max SBI Card and Spar SBI Card

  • Accelerated Reward Points
    • PRIME variant:
      • 15 Reward Points per INR 100 spent at Landmark brands (Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max & Spar)
      • 10 Reward Points per INR 100 spent on Dining & Movies
      • 2 Reward Points per INR 100 spent on other retail purchases (Non-fuel)
    • SELECT variant:
      • 10 Reward Points per INR 100 spent at Landmark brands (Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max & Spar)
      • 10 Reward Points per INR 100 spent on Dining & Movies
      • 2 Reward Points per INR 100 spent on other retail purchases (Non-fuel)
    • Base variant:
      • 5 Reward Points per INR 100 spent at Landmark brands (Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max & Spar)
      • 5 Reward Points per INR 100 spent on Dining & Movies
      • 1 Reward Point per INR 100 spent on other retail purchases (Non-fuel)

  • Spend-based milestone benefits
    • PRIME variant: Cumulative milestone benefit up to 58,000 RP worth INR 14,500
    • SELECT variant: Cumulative milestone benefit up to 34,400 RP worth INR 8,600
    • Base variant: Cumulative milestone benefit up to 16000 RP worth INR 4000

  • Welcome & renewal benefit
    • PRIME variant: 12000 bonus reward points equivalent to INR 3000 on payment of annual fees and renewal fees
    • SELECT variant: 6000 bonus reward points equivalent to INR 1500 on payment of annual fees and renewal fees
    • Base variant: 2000 bonus Reward Points equivalent to INR 500 on payment of annual fees and renewal fees

  • Airport lounge access on PRIME variant
    • Complimentary Priority Pass membership – Up to 4 complimentary visits per calendar year to International Priority Pass Lounges, outside India (maximum 2 visits per quarter)
    • Domestic Lounge Membership – Up to 8 complimentary visits per calendar year to Domestic VISA Lounges in India (maximum 2 visits per quarter)

  • Closed Loop Reward Redemption
    • Cardholders can redeem reward points at Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max, Spar and other Landmark Brands in India

  • Fuel surcharge waiver
    • 1% fuel surcharge waiver across all petrol pumps in India

 

 

 

 

 

K R BALAJI