The booming growth story of OYO

ritesh agarwal

OYO is a startup that needs no introduction, the chain of hotels began its journey in 2013 and soon it became famous as a provider of quality rooms at affordable prices. The USP of OYO is its hospitality and their policies which make staying quite easy and convenient. Using the OYO referral code you can even get some great discounts on your hotel stays. OYOoms are now found in each city at a varied price range that depends upon the location but what stays intact is that, it is safe, secure and hygienic.

From being a safe zone for unmarried couples in India who can check into the hotels with valid ID proof and no questions asked to updating the features like early sunrise check-ins, OYO has proved to be the most customer friendly chain of hotels of all that are available in the town. They have constantly worked on not only raising the standard of their services but have also increased the man power which gave employment to lot of youths in the country.

With so many wonderful features and customer friendly services, the OYO chain of hotels whose value was around $0.4 billion in last year has risen to $1.8 billion as of December 2018.

The OYO hotels and homes have witnessed a four-fold annual growth along with high yields to both the quick renovation services as well as the assert owners. This hotel chain is technology driven and has leased many franchises throughout the country in the recent past and as a result, this has led to an immense growth in its value. Many hotels owners from round the world are availing the OYO franchise and hence, the expansion of this grand hospitality brand is increasing daily on a large scale. From small rooms to the large ones, from basic rooms to the most luxurious one, OYO offers everything and users can access them with the help of one click from their application.

The Future Growth of the Company

According to the CEO, Aditya Ghosh who is in charge of the India and South Asia part, stated that the future growth progress of the company would depend on the expansion of the chain in India as well as abroad. He also stated that, around 3/4th of the hotel owners who are associated with OYO has seen an annual increase of 30% in the per room revenue which has impacted their profit rate positively.

This has lead the assert owners to own more than one assert with OYO. Small assert owners are taking up OYO franchise for their hotels, which is not only increasing their consumer base but their quality of services have also seen a significant rise in the recent years. The hotel chain has also had an average churn rate of 1% annually, which is the highest rate of retention in the hospitality industry as of now.

A team of around 1,200 civil engineers and talented designers both at the national and international level has helped the organization a lot to grow and reach the position where it is today both at the country as well as the global level. The spread of the organization has increased to 24 countries with lakhs of super upgraded rooms with all round facilities being available for the users. Mr. Ghosh has also stated that the business has really grown in the Eastern part of India with over 2,000 hotels being available in the region.

The growth trajectory has increased in the region ever since launch of this hotel chain in the Kolkata region. There has also been a significant increase in the availability of the rooms in and around this region due to the fact, that the number of hotels listed under OYO is also increasing on a daily basis.

How is OYO performing in other countries?

Talking about the global OYO base, it is situated in 500 cities across 10 countries with a recent addition to Philippines. OYO can easily be called as one of its kind and is a full scale technology driven model in the area of hospitality and real estate. With around 13,000 leased or franchised hotels and 6,000 homes, the brand is undoubtedly a big name in the world of hospitality. It is also backed up by leading investors like Sequoia India, SoftBank Group, Hero Enterprise, Lightspeed India and China Lodging Group.

As per the latest reports over 13 million plus customers have used the OYO services globally until December 2018 and many of them has become the loyal customer of the brand. Apart from family and couple stays, OYO have also collaborated with many big companies and has become its official staying partner. The standard of services, the hospitality has impressed clients globally and the only thing that lies in front of OYO hotel services is growth. With increasing revenue growth each day, the brand is expected to reach new heights in the years to come.…

PUBG ban: This ‘epidemic’ game can turn kids into psychopaths, says India

With the rise of technology and popularity of video games in recent times, nobody is away from these games. I still remember my old days when I used to play “Mario” and “Contra”. And now the games like PUBG and Pokémon has made us speechless with the new level of gaming and user experience. The Graphics of these games have also changed a lot. And all these achievements in the gaming industry have led to the rise of addiction of gaming in children and adults.

If we talk about gaming revolution in India then it is still not as much as it in developed countries like US and Japan. But with the introduction of Players Unknown Battle Grounds also known as PUBG, it has reached a large section of Indian Youth. This game is made in such a way that you have to land with 100 players on an island and you have to survive as a last player to win the match. Basically it a type of game where either you kill or you get killed. So, in order to survive you have to kill others and be the last one surviving.

The playing area also gets shorter as time passes in the battleground. This game has become very popular and it is played worldwide and mostly because it is free game. Before this, China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. also introduced a mobile version of the death match which was free to play and gained the same type of popularity but PUBG has broken all the records. It has become world’s most popular and played game now.

But in many of the states in India, it has seen a lot of protests. Recently as published in Navbharat Times news, it was declared as an epidemic that is turning children into psychopaths. It was said that many children is losing their mental condition just because of this game. I don’t know why it was published as such as we are seeing these kinds of games from a long time.

GTA Vice City

Previously when Grand Theft Auto vice city was launched, nobody protested that game. That game too has some illegal things like dealing with drugs, kill strangers and stealing others cars and vehicles. Last year china took strict action on games and freezed approval of new titles of games. It was said that games were causing adverse affects on children health.

According to me India has gone through a phase of digitization recently and there is no control on it. The govt. is also not taking serious actions against gaming industry. This new era of gaming industry requires some strict laws as it is stopping children to play outdoor games. Now you can see most of the children playing video games and not going outside of their games.  Playing any video games not only have adverse effect on health but it also leads to problem in their eyesight.

In recent years India has changed a lot. Many of the rural areas which even do not have the access to PC and laptops can now be seen having smartphone in everyone’s hands. With the launch of JIO every one of us has now a working 4G connection in phone and smartphones and mobile internet has also become so cheap to be affordable by almost everyone.

Recently, in a student competition for playing PUBG in Hyderabad more than 250,000 registrations were received from 1000 colleges which show the popularity of PUBG among youngsters. The prize was $22,000 which was won by the top team.

Aryaman Joshi, 13, has played PUBG for a couple of hours every day and says every one of his companions play as well. “It’s somewhat fierce and there’s a great deal of shooting so young men like me like it,” he said. His mom, Gulshan Walia, says she needs to adopt a reasonable strategy to Aryaman’s amusement playing.

That sort of interest is giving an allude to India’s potential as a gaming market. It’s modest today, producing a tiny $290 million in income. In any case, it’s as of now the world’s second-biggest cell phone advertise, after China, and the quickest developing.

According to Lokesh Suji, a Gurgaon based head of the Esports Federation of India, PUBG has made the online gaming industry very lucrative and showed that India is a developing and attractive market for this.

Local government officials, guardians and many instructors have already communicated shock over PUBG, and said that it will arise violence in children and will divert them from their studies. In Mumbai case, a young person’s suicide gave a much outrage to this demand. A local leader went to such an extreme as to describe it as “the evil presence in each house.”

PM Narendra Modi Troll

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also requested by a mother in an open meeting about her child’s addiction on mobile games. “Is that the PUBG one?”. One 11-year-old even recorded an open intrigue claim in a Mumbai court looking for a restriction on the diversion.

South korea’s Bluehole Inc. which developed PUBG for PC and after that it partnered with Tencent Games for mobile version has taken this matter seriously after all these ban demands. They said that they are working with the government officials to come out with a solution on this. They also said that company is looking for a limited playtime for players who are underage to play this game. But this is being done for India only.

Since gaming in India is new, therefore, there are no such strict laws made till now. In china, a player cannot register himself if he is under 13 years of age. And in Germany the legal age to play this game is 16 years and they have to make registration on real names not fake one.

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences in Bangalore is clinic run to break digital addictions is getting a lot of PUBG addiction cases every day. Recently, they got a case of a 11 year old boy who wanted to quit studying to become a professional full time PUBG player…

How to select air cooler, air cooler buying guide 2019

Summer is up now and still you are not able to cool your room then go through this buying guide which can help you make your home cool. The first thing we look up at is our budget and for a middle class family it’s the alternative to an air conditioner (AC). So, let me tell you one thing that the best alternative to an AC is an Air cooler. It not only uses the natural air to cool your room but also saves a lot of electricity consumption.

Air Cooler

This electronic cooling appliance uses the water evaporation technology and cools your home. You have to fill your air cooler with water to get cool air. Air cooler also eco friendly in nature and do not emit harmful gases like CFC.

You can even install it yourself in your home but an AC requires an engineer to be installed.

Therefore, if you are looking for an air cooler this summer to make yourself relaxed from this scorching heat then this guide will help you make a better choice.

Types of air coolers

Basically there are two kinds of air coolers-personal air coolers and desert air coolers. Desert air coolers are big in size and it is not fit for portability whereas personal air coolers are small in size and can be taken anywhere.
The desert air coolers are mostly used for dry climate areas whereas personal is suitable for humid climate.

Personal air coolers are also very quiet as compared to desert one. You can also save a lot of electricity bill with a personal one. Therefore, if you are planning to get it for a small room then you must go with personal one and vice versa.

Capacity of Water Tank

The capacity of a tank is most important thing you should look upon in a air cooler. As we know, air cooler works on water evaporation system. Taking out the hot air from the room and pumping cold air inside the room. So the cooling duration of a room depends on the amount of water present in the tank. It means larger the air tank greater the cooling duration for your room.

The desert air cooler water tank is available in sizes ranges from 30-90 litres and personal air cooler water tank size ranges from 10-30 litres.

Therefore, while choosing the right air cooler, you must look for the water tank which lasts longer for your size of room.

Cooling Pads

Cooling pads are likewise an essential thought when purchasing an air cooler. This is on the grounds that these legitimately sway the cooling limit as they assimilate water and let wind current through them.

Thicker cooling pads are superior to anything more slender ones as they are better at cooling. They are made from either cellulose or aspen.

While aspen pads are less expensive, need high support, and have a short life, cellulose pads resemble honeycomb and are thicker and require low upkeep. Additionally, these have a higher life. Cost savvy, cellulose is on the higher-end.

Inverter Friendly Air coolers

These inverter friendly are very useful and relaxing for us. Especially in our country, what happens during summer is that there occur a lot of power cuts due to heavy load. This makes a lot of nuisance for us and in these condition these inverter friendly air coolers makes up a great use.

Air coolers which are inverter friendly also consume 50% less energy as compared to other ones which are not inverter friendly. Therefore, while purchasing an air cooler you must look for this specific feature of an air cooler.

Air flow

Air flow is always measured in cubic feet per minute also known as CFM. So if you are going to buy an air cooler then you should measure the area of your room in cubic feet first and then divide it by two to get the right combination of water capacity tanker.

You can check CFM by following formula:- CFM in hours = (room surface area in square feets * room height * 0.84)

For example, for 200 square feet home of height 8 feet, the required CFM is 200 * 8 * 0.84 = 1344.
Always use this formula to get the CFM of an air cooler.

The amount of air flow also depends on the type of fan used. If it is using a blower then the air would come with high pressure and this is used mostly in smaller air coolers. In big air coolers fans are used to create low pressure of air.

So, while choosing best air cooler for you, check whether the air cooler has many speed setting or not. It is because if an air cooler has multiple speed settings then you can control the amount of air flow with yourself. Apart from this, you should also look for the swing system as with swing air can reach every corner of the room.

Remote Control

Remote control is becoming very popular now. Even you can see ceiling fans with remote control now in the market. So, why can’t you get this amazing feature in your air cooler?

Even we get a lot of benefits with an air cooler having a remote control. It gives snappy access to settings as far as fan speed. This implies you don’t need to get up and rushed to the air cooler again and again to change the speed.
With this exhaustive manual for purchasing the best air cooler, you are set to choose the correct one. Assess your necessities and gauge them against the above highlights to limit on the perfect air cooler.

Ice Cube Tray

This is not the thing we always look for but an air cooler with ice cube tray has its own benefits. You can keep ice cube in the tray which melts slowly and mixes with the water in the tank, making it cool. This leads you to get more cool air from the same air cooler every time.…

Minecraft joins Xbox Game Pass

Minecraft

Are you a gaming freak right from your childhood?

If yes, you would have indeed played Minecraft quite often. For you, we have a good news. Minecraft is being brought to Xbox Game Pass by Microsoft.

If your answer is no, here is all you need to know about Minecraft.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Markus Persson, also known as Notch. It was released by Mojang in 2011.

This game allows the player to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource collecting, crafting, and combat. In other words, this game allows its players to discover limitless ways of playing and creating things one can imagine.

In this game you also are able to build anything you think of, explore your own unique world and interact with various other creatures.

The Different Play Modes

It has a lot of game play modes available. The survival mode allows one explore an infinite world, mine blocks of resources, craft tools and devices, and finally build whatever is in your head.

If you just want to experience unbridled creativity jump into the creative mode. This mode all the blocks are immediately available to build with.

The Second Best Video Game

Minecraft took the world by storm with the help of its open-ended design. Since its release, it has attracted over 91 million active players of all age groups from almost every country in the world. After Tetris, Minecraft is reportedly the second best video game.

Therefore, probably it is not a surprise that Minecraft is landing on the pass.
Over the years, the original Java version for Pcs has been expanded to mobile and consoles creating a true cross-platform support. It has been ported to practically every platform one can think of.

Minecraft on Xbox Game Pass Today!

Today, on April 4, Microsoft brings Minecraft to the subscription based streaming service Xbox Game Pass. The game supports cross-play, so Xbox One users can now play this game with their friends on Nintendo switch and other devices.

The software is being released as part of the monthly Xbox Game Pass subscription, adding on to the more than hundred games that Xbox users can access. If you still haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, go get your first month subscription for $1.

Xbox Game Pass players, via the Minecraft Marketplace, will get access to the full game and its huge library of downloadable content. Moreover, they will also get free updates like the other versions, including the upcoming village and pillage patch which is all set to arrive later this spring.

In the recent months, Microsoft has been aggressively pushing its Xbox Game Pass subscription. You can download and install more than hundred games for the monthly charge, including Microsoft’s latest games like Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves.

Good news for the gamers! Microsoft has committed to launch all its own games on Xbox Game Pass as soon as they hit the stores. This means that Gears of War and the additional Forza titles will be on Xbox Game Pass soon.

Microsoft’s Project xCloud

Microsoft is also developing its xCloud game-streaming service, alongside Xbox Game Pass, so that it can offer its entire subscription on multiple devices. xCloud will work across all PCs, Macs and mobile devices like iOS and Android. The xCloud trails is planned to run later this year.

So, all the gaming freaks, Xbox Game Pass is your new way to discover your next favourite game. Enjoy Minecraft and over 100 other wonderful games for one low monthly price. Moreover, even more games are adding up, including the highly anticipated Xbox One exclusives.

For more information on Minecraft and to stay up to date on all the gaming goodness, you need to stay tuned to the Ckab. You can also download Xbox Game Pass app on your smart phones to seamlessly discover and download your favourite games to your home console.…

Contract Announcement

On Friday 24th November, Veto engaged in it’s largest Contract to date.

While our client wishes to remain anonymous, our target is not and as such we will release details of current contract success.

Since 24th November Veto has faced GoonSwarm under contract, with both Red Alliance and Ka-Tet joining the fray in 0.0 security space.

Fights have been fun, gathering intel has also been enjoyable, but the best point has been the client satisfaction we have seen from this contract, which we rate higher than any ship, module or kill/death ratio.

So far Veto members have seen action across a large expanse of regions, with the main focus being the area surrounding Rens and GoonSwarm’s current contested and home region.

The current statistics, just under 2 weeks in for this contract stand as follows :

  • 289 kills / 64 losses
    4,649,828,228 ISK / 630,509,886 ISK
  • Battlecruiser [15 / 10]
    Battleship [43 / 2]
    Capsule [75 / 7]
    Cruiser [40 / 22]
    Destroyer [6 / 3]
    Elite Battlecruiser [1 / 1]
    Elite Cruiser [2 / 2]
    Elite Destroyer [1 / 1]
    Elite Frigate [17 / 15]
    Elite Industrial [1 / 0]
    Frigate [31 / 1]
    Industrial [18 / 0]
    Rookie ship [18 / 0]
    Shuttle [21 / 0]

Five Veto losses, 1x Tempest, 1x Stabber, 1x Slasher 1x Pod and 1x Covert Ops have been omitted from the statistics as they have been dealt with via Reimbursement Petition due to Blackscreen Undocking.

For a more up to date view on current contract statistics, please see the “Campaigns” link to the left of this annoucement, and select the appropriate link.

Thank you to the whole Veto roster for the outstanding effort in making this contract a sucess so far.

The war continues.

– Verone…

Veto : One Year On

November 20th 2005 saw the realisation, and the birth of a dream. On November 20th 2005, Veto was born.

One year on, the corporation moves from strength to strength.

As with the establishment of any corporation, setbacks, delays and problems occur. As a team, a collective and moreover as a family, Veto have endeavored and suceeded to overcome any barrier that has stood in our way.

During a year of activity our corporation has undergone many changes, achieved many objectives, made many enemies and of course, a close group of friends with whom we’ve flown into the melee. To those who have fought and stood or fallen beside us, you have our eternal thanks, and our gratitude.

Veto, like the few corporations that survive their fragile first year as fully active combat outfits, is a testament to the fact that perseverance sacrifice and teamwork prevail, no matter how harshly an organisation has the odds stacked against it in a hostile environment of thousand man alliances, blob warfare and a sheer game of numbers.

In the last year our corporation has seen many faces, and fought many wars. From our days as an 8 man high-security terrorist outfit, to our return to basics, piracy in the border regions of New Eden, when our roster increased six-fold after a surge of applications on announcement of our return to outlawship.

Ushra’Khan

We then saw subsequent attacks on Ushra’Khan and defense when agressed by the Interstellar Starbase Syndicate in retaliation.

From there Mercenary contracting began and one year on the core of Veto, our members, the living breathing assets that make our corporation what it is today, still fight with the pride they did a year ago.

For this I thank each and every one of you who has fought under the banner of Veto, past and present. This corporation’s success is not based on any one member’s drive or goal, but the common goal of our entire roster, and the endless devotion that members of our ingame family have shown to making our corporation as close knit as it is today.

I for one am proud to be a part of Veto, and to be flying into a second year of membership as the leader of what is my eyes, the finest group of players in Eve-Online.

Here’s to many more years of the same.

Long Live Veto.…

Federation Navy Convoy Destroyed In Kassigainen

At approximatley 20:00 Eve Standard time on November 7th, forces from Veto intercepted a Federation Navy convoy of two Navy Issue Megathron class battleships, two Navy Issue Vexor class cruisers and two Thorax class cruisers in Kassigainen, guarding an Obelisk class freighter. The violence came after a half hour stand off between the captain of the convoy and forces from the Home Guard, the Kaalakiota Corporation’s internal police force, who refused to permit them access to their airspace.

Under contract to an undisclosed client who wishes to remain completely anonymous, Veto forces proceeded to sucessfully destroy the convoy and it’s cargo.

Interstellar News released this news bulletin yesterday, after Veto confirmed it’s involvement on a contracted basis in a Press Release earlier in the day.

President Foiritan of the Federation this morning released a statement expressing his regrets, while State officials remain tight lipped about the events that unfolded.

Congratulations and thanks to all our pilots who were able to attend, and make this another sucessful contract to add to our history.

Verone

A Change Of Direction

Kali looms on the horizon (well, Soon™ anyway) and is destined to bring about a lot of changes to Eve and how we play it.

For some time now I’ve been thinking of how Veto will progress once the new expansion is upon us, which direction we will take and where it will lead us.

We have a strong roster devoted to the wellbeing and survival of the corp, and have developed from what was once a small scale PvP corp into an outfit that today I am very proud to be leading.

With the arrival of the first stage of the Kali deployment, Veto evolves once again.

We are currently gearing up for a change of profession operating as a Mercenary Corporation. We will no longer operate as border region pirates, and will no longer be agressing neutral pilots with non-outlaw security ratings in low security space. Instead, we seek profit for our services without political barriers.

As of November 1st, Veto will officially be for hire as a Mercenary Corporation.

For our services you can either contact myself, or Hussmann.

– Verone…