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GNFC wins Golden Globe Tigers award

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) has won the prestigious Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence and Leadership in CSR for the year 2017 in the category of ‘E-Payment Leadership’. GNFC has been awarded for the implementation of digital transactions in its township at Bharuch (Gujarat). Award was given to GNFC at Golden Globe Tigers Night 2017 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event saw the participation of global CSR leaders from over 43 countries. This is the second award for GNFC in this category. It has already won the Golden Peacock Award for its cashless innovation.

GNFC

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals Limited is a state-owned manufacturer of fertilizers and Chemicals. It was founded in 1976. It emerged as the first fertiliser company in the country to adopt a cashless economy successfully. GNFC’s township in Bharuch, Gujarat, became the first 100% cashless township of India. Recently, Prime Minister had launched GNFC’s replicated cashless township model in 81 integrated townships across 12 states.

Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence and Leadership

Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence and Leadership recognises leaders in marketing, branding CSR and social innovation, education and academic across leadership levels in an individual and organisation. It is considered as one of the highest award individuals and organizations can aspire to achieve.

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‘Newton’ wins Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Hindi film ‘Newton’ has won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. Earlier, the film had its world premiere at Berlinale and got its first global recognition by winning the Art Cinema award for the Forum section at Berlinale. The film also went to 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.

Newton is a political comedy film directed by Amit Masurkar. The story revolves around a clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden region of Chhattisgarh. The movie was shot in the jungles of Chattisgarh.

Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)

The Hong Kong International Film Festival was founded in 1976 and is Asia’s oldest international film festival. Every year, it introduces Hong Kong, Chinese, Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world. It screens more than 250 titles from over 55 countries at each edition of the festival.

 

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National Safety Council’s NSCI Safety Awards 2016 presented to 70 Organisations

Minister of State (IC) for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya awarded NSCI Safety Awards 2016 to 70 Organisations at a function held in New Delhi. In addition, 12 client organizations from Construction Sector were also awarded. The Award was granted to the organisations under four categories:

  • SarvaShreshtha Suraksha Puraskar,
  • Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar,
  • Suraksha Puraskar
  • PrashansaPatra.

In Manufacturing Sector, Indian Oil’s Digboi refinery, National Fertilizers, Panipat, and NPCIL, Kaiga Generating Station 3 and 4, Karnataka, are the winners.

In Construction Sector, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. And L&T Ltd., Rawatbhata, Chittorgarh has been selected for its works on NPCIL Atomic Power Project, Rajasthan.

In MSME Sector, Electricals & Electronics, Thane, has won SarvaShreshtha Suraksha Puraskar for the year 2016.

Interestingly, none of the winners witnessed any fatal accident during the 3-year assessment period. More specifically, National Fertilizers Ltd. Panipat has achieved a massive 49.67 million accident-free man-hours spread over 11 years and 5 months.

The Government framed the National Policy on Occupational Safety, Health and Environment in 2009. As many changes have taken place in national as well as international arena, the government has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee to review the national policy.

National Safety Council

It is a self-supporting non- profit autonomous society coming under the purview of Ministry of Labour and Employment. It has been conducting award schemes for three sectors- Manufacturing Sector since 1998; Construction Sector from 2005 and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises from 2009.

The main objective of the NSCI award scheme is to recognise organisations that have made meritorious performance in achieving occupational safety and health (OSH) and implemented effective OSH management systems, practices and procedures.

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