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Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Launches the “Depend on Insurance Season 2” Campaign with Retd. Major Gaurav Arya

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Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance launched the second season of their well lauded digital campaign Depend on Insurance. This campaign was launched last year, with the highly successful Season 1 based on Life Lessons from Cricket, which being popularly and critically appreciated, won many accolades.

#DependOnInsurance – Season 2

This year, the company has set the tone of season 2 around “Life Lessons from the Battlefield“, keeping the essence of the campaign intact. In these troubled times, when there is so much uncertainty, people seek solutions that are dependable; those that give a guarantee of protection, such as Traditional Insurance. Through Season 2, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance has created a campaign that draws parallels between the battlefield & insurance, highlighting how the aspect of dependability is most important in either case. Season 2 will bring out a series of interesting stories from the battlefield narrated by Major Gaurav Arya (Retd.), who narrates the stories, some of which are largely unknown, about how the fate of many was often in the hands of a trusted and dependable few, sometimes just one and how those real heroes saved the day for the entire country.

Teaser of the campaign was launched on 15th August 2021 – Independence Day with first episode of the series going live few days after that. The campaign continued to spread patriotic fervor with some of the best stories of Indian battle history till mid-October. Each story showcases the story of the dependable soldier whose grit, determination and valour remains an inspiration for the day. The stories reveal tough situations when these dependable soldiers emerged victorious when the scenario looked gloomy. Here we draw a parallel to Insurance being the most dependable option in times of uncertainty. In the first video, Major Gaurav Arya is seen narrating a story from 1947-48 War – The Battle of Budgam. This is the time when the Indian army repulsed an attack by Pakistani infiltrators near Srinagar Airport. Major Somnath Sharma, who led the patrol during the war, surmised the movement in Budgam village. Due to his wit and valour, the Indian Army could save the country from a fierce attack. The brave soldier martyred his life in the quest to protect our motherland; he was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his gallantry and sacrifice in the Battle of Budgam.

The campaign beautifully captures the similarity between the courageous & dependable soldiers on the battlefield fighting to protect every citizen and an insurance plan that provides individual protection against unforeseen situations and also ensures to secure the life of their loved ones. The series of 5 patriotic stories was promoted through the company’s social media handles and simultaneously an engaging contest also ran for the target audience throughout the campaign.

#DependOnInsurance – Season 2

You can watch the Depend on Insurance – Season 2 here www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLfY1QMTA-L6hvgbLS4vb7fSe36IB4b6oO.

Sharing thoughts on the campaign, Ms. Tarannum Hasib, Chief Distribution Officer, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance, said, “The past year has shown us that tough times can come out of nowhere and catch us totally unprepared. More and more people are seeking solutions that are dependable; those that keep them secure and give a guarantee of protection. Our campaign reiterates that Insurance is the most dependable solution in the toughest of times and Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance is the dependable insurance company which has been fulfilling promises to over 4.7Mn customers. We strongly believe there are many lessons to learn from the battlefield, one of which is the importance of dependability. But more importantly, it is been a matter of great pride for us to present some of the most heroic moments in our nation’s military history.”

Expressing his view on the second season of the campaign Mr. Anuj Mathur, MD and CEO, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance, said, “We had launched the Depend on Insurance campaign last year with a highly successful series on Life Lessons from Cricket that brought home the message about the importance of dependability in uncertain times. And this year, we are proud to take forward the same message through the incredible stories of Indias brave hearts – those dependable soldiers who faced all odds to ensure a secure future for us. Life Lessons from the Battlefield is our tribute to our nations heroes, on the occasion of Indias 75th Independence Day.”

Commenting on the concept of the campaign, Ms. Parul Ohri, Chief Editor, MomPresso, said, “Life Lessons from the Battlefield brings out stories that every Indian must know and appreciate. Major Arya (Retd.) is a skillful storyteller and his own experience as an Army man helped us to present the correct perspective of the ground realities at the front. It was important to ensure that the battlefield stories of these valiant soldiers remained the focus of the series, using the carefully crafted graphics and animation to support the storytelling.”

Commenting on the campaign Major Gaurav Arya (Retd.) “I am so happy to lead a campaign that recognizes some of the real life heroes of our country, stories every Indian should know and celebrate and I feel very proud to be able to share them with you. I have learnt so much from my own experiences in the army and also from the stories of these valiant heroes and I truly believe there are valuable lessons to be learnt from the battlefield, just like from everyday life. In completely unpredictable conditions, influenced by factors mostly not in your control, things cannot always go as planned so you need to be prepared to fight your way out of tough situations. And that is why you need someone dependable on your side. Dependability – that is my most important Life Lesson from Battlefield.”

Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited

Established in 2008, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture between Canara Bank (51%), HSBC Insurance (Asia Pacific) Holdings Limited (26%) and Punjab National Bank (23%). The company brings together the trust and market knowledge of two big public sector banks in India i.e. Canara Bank and Punjab National Bank combined with the global insurance expertise of HSBC.

Headquartered in Gurugram, the Company has branch offices pan India. The company sells and services its customers through a well diversified partner bank branches. With well established distribution network in Tier 1, 2 and 3 markets combined with new-age tech servicing avenues, the company is committed to serve its customers as per their preference and needs.

The company has a vast portfolio of insurance products and solutions, tailored to the specific needs of various customers. Company offers various products across individual and group space comprising of life, health, online term plans, retirement solutions, credit life and employee benefit segments. Company’s primary focus while offering products is to ensure that customer needs are met, through their life cycle – child education, family protection, long term savings, and retirement while ensuring value for money.

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OSIA OSIA, India’s Homegrown Luxury Herbal Skincare, Registers 100 percent Growth in 2021

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OSIA OSIA, India’s luxury herbal and organic skincare brand has registered a staggering 100% growth in 2021. Infact, since the time of its launch four years ago, the brand has managed this growth rate every year. Launched in the year 2018, OSIA OSIA has been successfully selling handcrafted, natural and organic herbal soaps in India, Europe, USA and Hong Kong through the online and offline retail channels. With over 20 varieties of soaps, it is among the leading luxury herbal soap brands in India.

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OSIA OSIA delivers old world wisdom of ancient wellness practices. Ayurveda and meditation are nature inspired beauty remedies. We aim to provide a zen like experience when you use our product which will not only pamper your body but also calm your soul,” says Harsh Jain, Co-founder OSIA OSIA.

A conscious brand

From using certified organic natural herbs and oils for manufacturing the soaps, to using reclaimed wood for packaging, utmost care has been taken to minimize the carbon footprint. Also, the brand is skilling and training the artisans in the art of soap making through exclusive training sessions and giving them employment. At present, over 60 craftsmen are working in its factories in Bangalore and Delhi. Thus, OSIA OSIA is not just creating an authentic wellness product, but is also preserving environment and helping the marginalized section of the society.

In their endeavour to contribute towards the protection of environment, the founders, leading garment exporters, ventured into soap making. “Soap is a commodity which is used so frequently by everyone and is often laden with chemicals which harm the skin as well environment, so we decided to manufacture a 100% natural, organic and herbal soap for the consumers all over the world,” adds Jain.

The brand has seen a robust growth since its inception. The pandemic has further fueled the demand for their product as the consumers are now more focused on their wellbeing. “Wellness, which was earlier supposed to be meant for the niche, has now become a household name. More and more consumers are shifting to natural and organic wellness products,” he adds. Their exotic range of soaps are made with some of the rarest and most expensive of natural oils which are not only known for amazing skincare benefits but have spiritual and therapeutical qualities as well, thereby reducing the negative energies and alleviating stress.

Inspired by the success of its soaps, the brand is planning to soon add a complete range of wellness and skin care products with its joint venture partner ZEZE from USA. ZEZE launched the brand in US market in December 2021 and witnessing its commendable acceptance and growth in such a short span of time, is extended its partnership in India to establish a strong retail presence. The brand’s first exclusive retail store will be opened in Delhi NCR by the end of March this year.

Our vision is to make OSIA OSIA a household name globally as the most authentic, luxury and organic herbal skin care and wellness brand,” adds Jain.

The price range of the soaps starts from Rs. 295 and goes upto Rs. 495 and are available online in all the leading online retail platforms in India, Europe, Hong Kong and USA. The offline retail presence is in Delhi, Hong Kong, France and Switzerland.

Available at: www.osiaosia.com, Amazon, Flipkart, etc.

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Australian-Indian Joint Venture to Supply Hydrogen Powered Products and Vehicles

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  • H2X partners with Global Automotive components manufacturer ADVIK Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd. to manufacture fuel cells, generators and vehicles

  • New Joint Venture will build a global supply chain of products and components for hydrogen powered vehicles and powered products

  • The joint operation represents a major entry into the massive Indian market.

Australian Vehicle and Powered Products Manufacturer H2X Global Ltd. and Indian Manufacturing and Development Company ADVIK Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd. today announced a joint venture for products and components for Hydrogen Vehicles and Powered products for India and for Global Market.

The vehicles and components have been designed and developed by the H2X Global design team and production is scheduled to start immediately to cater for the rapidly growing demand for hydrogen powered equipment and vehicles in India.

H2X is driven by a team with over 20 years of experience in Europe and Asia with the development of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Vehicles and Power Systems and currently developing several customer delivery programs for Fixed Power Generation and vehicles in Europe, Australia, South East Asia, Africa and South America.

ADVIK is a global leader of Automotive components with a leading position in the Passenger car, Commercial Vehicle and Two-Wheeler production chain as a core supplier of high technology components to almost all major OEMs and over $100 million in annual revenues. ADVIK is a leader in high technology low weight application and together with H2X will take a leading position in the development and production of solutions for Hydrogen Power and Hydrogen Mobility in India.

Launching immediately H2X and ADVIK will begin production of H2X’s Series of Fuel Cell Powered Generators. H2X currently has several of these units in deployment in Australia. The first generators manufactured by the joint venture will be put into service with a large-scale power system providing emission-free power for ADVIK’s state of the art Research and Development Centre located in Pune, India.

“India is destined to be a leader in the Hydrogen Industry with strong support from Government and Industry. As a company which has always been ahead of the curve, we are aggressively pushing into the Hydrogen space as a core growth area for our company and as a leader of this movement in the country,” says Aditya Bhartia, Managing Director for ADVIK Hi-Tech. “We have great confidence in the product range from H2X as being one with several key opportunities to support to the deployment of Hydrogen in the Indian Market and together with our local knowledge and expertise we see great opportunity to develop this for the acceleration of the Indian Clean Energy movement.”

Over the past year, the two companies have been working together to explore opportunities for Hydrogen in the Indian market and as the dawn of the Green Hydrogen Revolution comes upon the country the Joint Venture is launched to position H2X and ADVIK as key players within that.

ADVIK will become a major supplier of products and components to H2X on a global level, using the significant power of the company as a leading supplier in the Automotive Industry. ADVIK will also be launching distribution activity for products from H2X through the Joint Venture, capitalising on the local knowledge and network of the company.

Brendan Norman, CEO of H2X believes that the Indian Market is critical to the long-term success of the Hydrogen Industry and that the partnership with ADVIK will be critical to the growth of the company. “We have long believed India is one of the great manufacturing powers of the world and we have found a great player in the automotive Industry in ADVIK. The cooperation between our companies gives us great strength in being able to address India but also to provide us with a strong Manufacturing Backbone to support our production activities in Australia and other parts of the world as well.”

The first products from the Joint Venture will be delivered to the market within the coming few months, with the power system in Pune being the highlight of the launch of the Venture. In showing this the Venture will stake its claim as one of the leaders in the upcoming hydrogen revolution.

“The opportunity for us to be able to launch a product to the Indian market at this early stage is reflective of the passion we have at ADVIK to lead our country and the world in terms of being active in new technological advancement,” says Aditya of the launch of the Joint Venture. “We strongly believe that through our partnership with H2X we come into a position where we can become a global leader in the Hydrogen revolution and strongly position the growth of Hydrogen in India as a strong pillar of growth into the future.”

About H2X Global

H2X is an automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialisation in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however, with a strong platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right vehicle for the right task.

For more information, please visit: www.h2xglobal.com.

About ADVIK

ADVIK Hi-Tech Private Limited is a leading & Global automotive components manufacturer. We have been catering to the needs of a number of domestic and overseas customers across four continents in the passenger car, commercial vehicle, stationary engine and two-wheelers segment for the past two decades.

We provide products to our customers, keeping in mind their needs and specifications. Our customer base includes leading automotive original equipment manufacturers in India, Europe, the UK, US and ASEAN Region.

For more information, please visit: advik.co.in.

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Benefit from High FD Rates and Deposit Safety with Bajaj Finance FD

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Fixed deposit is one of the most preferred investment tools available in the market as it remains unaffected by fluctuating market trends. Furthermore, it is a reliable option to park ones hard-earned money in to yield higher returns on their deposit.

Benefit from high FD rates and deposit safety with Bajaj Finance FD

Banks, post offices, and non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) offer fixed deposits in India. Each of these facilitators has its own set of benefits and features. However, investing in fixed income instruments generally yields lower returns than market-linked instruments.

When one aims to invest their money in a safe investment tool such as an FD for long-term capital appreciation, Bajaj Finance is a financier that offers the dual advantage of high FD rates and deposit safety.

Heres why Bajaj Finance online Fixed Deposit is an ideal investment option:

Earn more with high FD interest rates

Return on ones investment, i.e. applicable interest rates, serve as the primary criteria in determining where to invest. The FD interest rates in India rely on the RBI regulations. Change in the repo rate by the RBI affect commercial banks interest rates, but Bajaj Finance, being an NBFC, is not directly impacted by the change. Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit interest rates remain relatively immune to the changes brought about by the cuts in policy rates.

Bajaj Finance offers one of the highest FD interest rates in India. Below is a table showcasing the interest earnings for different tenors for a citizen aged below 60 investing in a Bajaj Finance FD.

Deposit amount Tenor Interest rate Interest earnings Total earnings
Rs. 3 lakh 36 months 6.80% Rs. 65,456 Rs. 3,65,456
Rs. 3 lakh 48 months 6.80% Rs. 90,307 Rs. 3,90,307
Rs. 3 lakh 60 months 6.80% Rs. 1,16,848 Rs. 4,16,848

Senior citizens get an additional interest rate of up to 0.25% over and above the base rate on their deposits.

Flexible payout options and Loan against FD

Post office and bank FDs generally dont provide the flexibility of getting interest payouts as per the investors choice. With Bajaj Finance, investors can opt for periodic interest payouts as per their liquidity requirements by depositing savings in the non-cumulative FD plan. This plan gives investors the option of choosing between monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual interest payouts.

Bajaj Finance also allows investors to apply for a collateral-free loan against their FDs. This facility is valuable during emergencies, like cash requirements for medical expenses. Investors can avail of up to 75% of the FD value.

Easy online investment process

An end-to-end online process adopted by Bajaj Finance online FD enables investors to benefit from an entirely contactless investment procedure. One can quickly fill the online FD form from the comfort of their home.

Bajaj Finance FD has been accredited by the highest safety ratings (FAAA) and (MAAA) by CRISIL and ICRA – Indias leading credit rating agencies. Investors looking to grow their savings can easily invest in a Bajaj Finance online FD without worrying about returns, defaults or untimely interest payouts.

About Bajaj Finance Limited

Bajaj Finance Limited, the lending company of the Bajaj Finserv Group, is one of the most diversified NBFCs in the Indian market, catering to more than 44 million customers across the country. Headquartered in Pune, the companys product offering includes Consumer Durable Loans, Lifestyle Finance, Digital Product Finance, Personal Loans, Loan against Property, Small Business Loans, Home loans, Credit Cards, Two-wheeler and Three-wheeler Loans, Commercial lending/SME Loans, Loan against Securities and Rural Finance which includes Gold Loans and Vehicle Refinancing Loans along with Fixed Deposits. Bajaj Finance Limited prides itself on holding the highest credit rating of FAAA/Stable for any NBFC in the country today.

To know more, please visit: www.bajajfinserv.in.

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