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COVID-19 Outbreak: With EFFISM Monitoring Work From Home Turns Out To Be A Cakewalk

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many workplaces are forced to shut down as a precautionary measure. In this situation, employees are assigned to work from home and this decision would take a toll on the overall productivity of a company unless an efficient monitoring system is administered. Here is where the work monitoring and analysing software EFFISM (Efficiency Improvement System Management) comes into the picture. Putting EFFISM to use, monitoring different stratums of a company from the top-notch employees to the ones in grass root level becomes an easy and systematic affair. This revolutionary concept was validated by the research institute AIMRI with the support of Indywood Billionaires Club. Aries Group of Companies with 53 companies operating in 16 countries for the Clients from over 80 countries, was the first user of EFFISM and the successful application took EFFISM to the position of world’s no.1 I                                                                                                                        n 5 different fields. EFFISM has changed the work monitoring culture through its state of the art additions and Corona should be your only worry as long as your business is in the safe hands of EFFISM. Free training has also been announced exclusively for Indywood Billionaires Club members. EFFISM –  Aries Group’s Innovation To Track Employees Efficiency The online Efficiency Improvement System Management (EFFISM) was developed under the innovative research programme of AIMRI. Online monitoring is a process that includes analysis of the past to identify possible improvements which can minimize errors/losses and preset targets for future and enhance productivity and quality of an individual. The software ‘TIME’ (To Improve My Efficiency) developed as part of EFFISM records all the efforts of trainees and the trainer can access the data without mediators, resulting in zero communication loss. The software is a platform for daily training planning and self-assessment, monitoring and assessment by superiors, health management etc. While improving the efficiency of the process, it enables the trainer to analyze the entire activities of his institute for a better future. It is an organizational model which explicitly focuses on new methods of improving the working environment, to help employees work in a way that brings out the best in their capabilities and helps them work, perform, and live better. The key objective of this Innovation is to improve the motivation, engagement, and performance of employees. It aims at giving back energy and pleasure in work. Aries Industrial & maritime and Research Institute (AIMRI), Which Is Part Of Aries Group Of Companies,... read more

Sohan Roy’s AIMRI Gets Accredited As ISO Certification Body

13 March 2020, Dubai: AIMRI (Aries International Maritime Research Institute) received accreditation from Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC) as a Certification Body for Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015) Audits and certification. This was after a series of audits carried out by the EIAC at the AIMRI premises in Sharjah as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 standards. Mr. Sohan Roy, CEO of Aries Group of Companies received the prestigious accreditation from the CEO of EIAC in Dubai. AIMRI is a part of the Aries Group, a multinational consortium in the Middle East. AIMRI provides high quality education through a comprehensive, well-knit and most advanced course structure, to equip the young aspirants with skills to enhance their personality and to realize their ambitions. Their vision is to launch an innovative new generation training method with the support of visual media, on an interactive network platform for promoting the Industry Oriented Research activities in diversified sectors. About Aries Group: Established in 1998 by Mr.Sohan Roy, Aries Group is a multinational consortium of 53 companies in 16 countries. In a short span of 22 years Aries has grown to become one of the world’s largest Naval Architecture Engineering and Inspection firms with offices in all maritime hubs and more than 1000 engineering and technical staffs on its rolls. The company’s division that caters to environmentally friendly ship design solutions, the “Aries Greenship Solutions” team is entrusted with performing 3D scanning, concept design, and detail engineering works of retrofit for BWTS and Scrubber equipments in addition to performing Inventory of Hazardous Materials Surveys. Aries track record now boasts of all types of vessels including Tankers, Bulk carriers, LNG carriers, LPG carriers, Chemical tankers and Container ships. The client list includes major ship owners and managers based in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore. The company has also become one of the world’s leaders in ship inspections using Advanced NDT, Drone Surveys, Rope Access services, Subsea Engineering, and Asset Integrity & Management... read more

Kerala Entrepreneur Ready To Conquer The Indian Fashion World

Chennai: The grand event of Indywood Fashion Premiere League Season 3 concluded successfully at Taj Connemara in Chennai on Feb 14 th 2020. The event was organised along with the official launch of Indywood Billionaires Club – Chennai chapter where top enterprising business icons from the state of Tamil Nadu were honored. Recognizing the relevance of age old tradition of weaving and the major role it has played in shaping the fashion world since ages, IFPL season 3 was themed “A walk for a Cause” which unveiled a greater cause of promoting the Indian weaver’s community. IFPL season 3 showcased handpicked designs by Mrs. Abhini Sohan, Executive Director – IFPL, who is known for her impeccable design sense. Travelling around the world and imbibing fashion from varied cultures and nations, her choice of clothes showcased in the event was subject to great appreciation. As a designer, Abhini Sohan’s passion in designing started budding at a very tender age. Her inspiration was her mother and cousin who is a renowned fashion designer in South India. Her initially designed pieces mostly included an exquisite collection of sarees. Her keenness in travelling with hardcore passion for fashion made her travel the world, watch, live and feel varied cultures. Handpicking of IFPL designer wears were also done through a similar process of travelling each place all by herself and choosing one from a wide range of collections. Particular attention was given to choosing designs closely knitted to the cultural aesthetics of that particular place. Her immaculate design sense coupled with the elegance of models brought the appearance of the costumes to a whole new level. While Abhini personally sees to the selection of dresses, her team of professionals is responsible to conduct the show in a top-notch manner. “According to me, fashion is something that must blend in and align with an individual’s body and shouldn’t look like an extra fitting. And, while wearing an outfit, it should have the power to enhance the appearance of the person and vice-versa”, she quoted. Travelling to different villages and experiencing the struggle weaver communities are going through, Abhini decided to choose the theme to uphold the relevance of weaving in Indian culture. She believes that, if this generation of weavers aren’t taken care of, the next generation will be reluctant to step into that line of skill and it will eventually lead to the end of the weaving community.         The show was choreographed... read more

Finalists of Indywood Talent Hunt 2019 competition to perform live during next year T10 Cricket League

24-12-2019: Indywood Talent Hunt 2019 – UAE edition received overwhelming at Dubai from both students and colleges across the country. The Grand finale of the competition was organized at Amity University from December 2 – 3, 2019. Organized by Aries Group of Companies in association with Biz Events Management, Indywood Talent Hunt was also supported by various multinational business organizations in the UAE who are also the members of Indywood Entertainment Consortium. On this occasion, Forbes listed billionaire and T10 league founder Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, Mulk Holdings, the honorable guest and Sponsor of ITH 2019 announced an incredible opportunity for Top 3 winners of Talent Hunt. “I am very happy to announce our partnership with Indywood Talent Hunt, whereby the Top 3 winners of this competition will be given a live stage in the stadium and telecast live around the world. This is a recognition of the talent here I am sure competition here will benefit by from a global exposure.”, Mulk said during his speech a the event. Indywood Talent Hunt, the biggest youth cultural festival in the UAE organized competitions in 23 different categories including Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical competition etc. Showcasing their exceptional talents, students from over 400+ music and arts institutions across the UAE participated. The Grand Finale of Indywood Talent Hunt shall also witness a magical musical performance by Guinness Book of World Records Holder and renowned Keyboardist, Stephan Devassy on December 3rd, 2019.   Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Film Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional... read more

Gandhibhavan Trust Honours Sohan Roy with Sathyan National Film Award

The award of the Sathyan National Film Award by the Gandhi Bhavan Trust, named after the great actor Sathyan of Malayalam, will be presented to Hollywood director, poet and founder chairman of Aries Group of companies Sohan Roy. The award is in recognition of Sohan Roy’s contribution to the world film industry. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will present the Award to Sohan Roy at 4 pm on January 14, 2020. Sohan Roy is the founder director of Indywood, a 10 billion U.S.dollar project. His tireless efforts in promoting Indian cinema to global standards are notable for the Indian cinema Industry. Also, a lots of artists have made their way into cinema through... read more

Indian Movies Scotland And Josef Make Way Into 92nd Oscar by Kerala based All Lights Film Services – ALFS

Indian movies are known worldwide for their value content and quality. This has helped them conquer many Indian as well as international platforms too. This year two movies which has made its way into the 92nd Oscar. ‘Scotland’ has made its way into the 92nd Oscar Best Picture contention list, directed by Manish Vatssalya and the another one ‘Josef’. Produced by a Mariner and retired international civil servant, Capt. Ashok Mahapatra under the banner UA Kathachitra Pvt. Ltd found its place in the 92nd Oscar contention list. Both the movies, in all 344 feature films, were supported by Kerala based All Lights Film Services (ALFS) which helped in getting through the first step towards this coveted fame. Scotland ‘Scotland’ till date has won around 61 International Awards and recognitions for its bold theme and exceptional presentation. The film narrates the story of a father who becomes a brutal life snatcher to give justice to his rape victim daughter when law and order fails to do so. The movie stars Adam Saini, Khushboo Purohit, Chetan Pandit, Daya Shankar Pandey and Manish Vatssalya in pivotal roles. Debutant Adam Saini, who has served with the Scottish police, plays the protagonist. He has been bestowed with 7 international awards for his performance in Scotland. The film has been produced by Zaina Ibourek (British-Moroccan) and Manish Vatssalya under the banner of Mars UK Films Ltd and Vatssalya Films. Josef – Born in Grace ‘Josef – Born in Grace’ has found its place in the 92nd Oscar contention list, after a grand reception at IFFI – Film Bazaar this year. This is UA Kathachitra’s first film. The movie stars Victor Banerjee (National Award winner & BAFTA nominee), Subrat Dutta (Best Actor – Cairo Film Festival), and Sudarshan Juyal in pivotal roles. The movie is directed by National Award Winner Susant Misra (Indradhanura Chhai, Biswaprakash, & Dharini) whose movies have been screened in some of the most prestigious festivals across the world, including Cannes (Un Certain Regard), Cairo, Rotterdam, Sochi (Grand Prix Winner), Moscow, and Montreal. He is joined by National Award Winner Sudheer Palsane (Ko: Yad – The Silent Way, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali) for cinematography, and National Award Winner Sukant Panigrahy (Dev D, Ek Tha Tiger, Drishyam) for art direction. UA Kathachitra also aims to promote fresh talent. In this film that includes Hitesh Bisht, Anamika Goswani, and Deepica Elizabeth Lakra in the cast. Vaidehi Krishnan on her debut as the... read more

Indywood Talent Hunt Dubai Chapter Kick Starts

Dubai: UAE’s biggest youth festival, organized by Aries Group of Companies in association with Biz Events was inaugurated today. This two-day event was inaugurated by Mr. Sohan Roy, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies at Dubai Amity School. This inauguration kick started the grand finale of Indywood Talent Hunt 2019.  The winners in music, dance, photography, fine arts, filmmaking, designing, quiz, technical, dramatics and creative media sections will compete during this two-day event. Students from more than 400 music and arts schools in the UAE competed in the preliminary rounds and the winners were qualified to the semi-final rounds. Indywood Talent Hunt is the largest ever public verdict based youth festival in the history of the UAE’s festivities, which is about one million people. The finalists were selected based on public participation, online voting, YouTube’s acceptance of contestant videos, and the scores provided by expert jurors. Winners name information available at The artist and talent are selected from the contestants who have scored the most individual points. Indywood Talent Hunt offers talented contestants the opportunity to continue to showcase their talents at many international platforms, including cinema. The Indywood Talent Hunt was organized with the support of some of the UAE’s leading businessmen who are members of the Indywood Consortium. Sohan Roy, Founder and Chairman of IBC, said that the closing ceremonies will see the presence of prominent members of the Indywood Billionaires Club (IBC).       This year’s competition will end up on December 3 with a musical feast by Guinness Book Award winner and keyboardist Stephen Devassy, and state award winning playback singer Suraj Santosh. Previous editions of Indywood Talent Hunt were a confluence of creative talents from India’s student community held at the Ramoji Film City and Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. Both the Edition witnessed over 2500 Finalists and participated in 25 creative categories. Events included Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Filmmaking, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ, RJ, DJ, Music Band, Indywood Got Talent, Best Reporter/Journalist, Best Reporter, Model Hunt, Best Film Club, Poster Design, Online Promotion etc. Separate recognition for the best actor, actress, singer, music director, Cameraman, Editor, Sound Designer, VFX, DI, Production Controller, Makeup, Costume Designer, Production Designer etc. is found out through Indywood Talent... read more

Peter Patel honored with Independent Bakery Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Costcutter Brockley, situated in High St in UK, owner  Peter Patel honored with Independent Bakery Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Peter Patel says about the single most profitable innovation he have made to his store over the past 12 months. “Introducing a dedicated chiller for vegan products has meant we’ve been able to significantly increase the range and reap the rewards, with weekly sales now at £2,000”. He describes about his best strategy for increasing footfall in his store. “Really getting under the skin of what existing shoppers want and crucially who else could be shopping with us. Once we have that, finding a point of difference and answering their needs”. He also describes two key challenges facing convenience and explain your plans for taking advantage. “1. Point of difference With two Sainsbury’s, a Co-op and independently owned convenience stores all within walking distance, we have had to work hard to create a point of difference. Using our shopper insights we have created an offering that is tailored to meet our shoppers’ needs, including the most comprehensive BWS and vegan offerings in the area. Not only do our sales prove that we’ve created a point of difference, but the fact that our nearest competitor, Sainsbury’s, is now directing customers to our vegan range, is the icing on the cake. 2. Shopping environment All the research showed that our local shoppers wanted smaller batched produced products, whether that was BWS or vegan products. They’re also keen to top-up shop regularly and want healthy, easy dinners with fresh ingredients and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered. We’ve also tried to look after our younger visitors and have introduced small shopping trolleys for children, which have been a big hit. The results speak for themselves. Basket spend has grown from £5.30 to £6.66 and sales have grown from £26,000 to £35,000” He lists three ways in which he have responded and retained footfall after a new discounter/supermarket opened in his catchment area. “1. Point of difference to create distinction. We’ve created a real point of difference with our vegan offering. Our competitors have now reduced their vegan range as they simply couldn’t compete with the depth and breadth of our offering. We have also introduced a specialist range of grocery items to fulfil demand from customers seeking a premium range of goods. 2. The extension of our BWS offering means that we now have one of the most comprehensive ranges... read more

Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

best-one Poets Corner and best-one Plessey News, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Shad Saleem says how a store-owner can become the spirit of the community. “For me, it’s all about being woven into the community; a part of the fabric. A community can be diverse – a mix of people of different ages, jobs, families and it’s about connecting with all of them in some way. I think one of the ways I’ve managed to do this is I’ve never said no to ANY community support asked of me in the last 20 years”. He says about the initiatives that he developed to benefit his local community in the last 12 months. “Within our community there are children that come from families below the national poverty threshold who can’t always afford food and are being sent to school hungry. Through my involvement with The Rotary Club of Blyth we worked together with Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, where we created a Breakfast Club enabling 30 children to be given a proper breakfast and ‘set them up’ for the day. The school fed back that there is a close correlation between the success of children within the classroom and being well fed. We’re looking at expanding this initiative and I’d like to support this financially through the shops (my personal ambition is to ensure that no child in Blyth goes to school hungry)”. He describes two key challenges facing Convenience and his plans for taking advantage. “Blyth is inundated with retail shops; we have ALDI, Lidl, ASDA and many convenience stores. The challenge is to differentiate ourselves from everyone else. One way we do this is through stocking local products. Our eggs are delivered fresh daily from family-run Lintz Hall Eggs, our milk and fresh dairy comes from Hanover Dairies, our local green-grocer (John!) brings fresh, seasonal vegetables, and a local Blyth sandwich lady delivers delicious homemade sandwiches every day. Another challenge is ensuring we offer a quality range of products at competitive prices, as many customers are on a budget. We work closely with best-one to ensure we have a range of products at various price-points and also run monthly special offers”.   He lists three ways in which he have responded and retained footfall after a new discounter/supermarket opened in his catchment area. “One way we’ve retained footfall is through our support... read more

Anita Nye Honored With Spirit Of The Community Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

Premier Eldred Drive Stores, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Anita Nye honered with Spirit of the community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Anita Nye says that it is a  community shop that really keeps everyone at the heart of everything. They are members of the community and have been for many years so they want to play our part in whatever they can to help improve the area they live and work in. They have introduced a couple of initiatives to ‘do out bit’ to tackle food poverty and childhood obesity. They have introduced a very popular loyalty card scheme. People get a stamp every time they spend £10 on groceries. They chose to keep the amount that triggers a stamp relatively low and shoppers just need to collect 10 stamps to get £5 off their shopping. It’s unbelievably popular and lots of people save their full cards til Christmas so that they can get some really good money off their festive shopping. Anita describes about key challenges facing Convenience and explains plans for taking advantage. Keeping prices down whilst retaining good profit margins. Ever changing demands of customers. People often shop around for the best prices, they stick to PMP where they can as that’s what their customers... read more

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