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Japanese quality pat

RSB Group’s flagship unit, the Adityapur-based auto division of RSB Transmissions (I) Ltd, won the Deming Prize, one of the most prestigious global awards in total quality management (TQM). Deming Prize Committee vice-chairman Masahiro Sakane conferred the annual award to RSB Group chairman R.K. Behera in Tokyo, Japan, on November 13. Sounding happy that RSB had joined the elite band of Deming winners across the globe, Behera said: “TQM implementation had improved all performance indicators. TQM is embedded into the gene of every RSB employee.” The Deming Prize is named after American statistician and consultant W. Edwards Deming, famed for the plan-do-check-act cycle. From 1950 onward, he taught top business managers in Japan how to improve the quality of their products

New energy

Central Mines Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI), Ranchi, hosted a two-day global workshop on the development of coal-based non-conventional energy resources in India on November 12-13. The speakers stressed on developing coal-bed methane, underground coal gasification and shale gas. Currently, the US, Canada, and China are among those who produce shale gas commercially. “Demand for energy is growing in developing countries such as India. Alternative sources should be developed,” said CMPDI chairman-cum-managing director A.K. Debnath who chaired the valedictory session on November 13

CCL day

Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) observed its 39th Foundation Day, holding a slew of events in Ranchi on November 14. Besides a seminar on the role of CCL in Jharkhand’s development, employees felicitated the company’s former chairmen-cum-managing directors and organised a cultural programme. Born in November 1975, CCL (formerly National Coal Development Corporation Limited) was one of the first five subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL)



Titan Eye Plus has introduced a new range of Trendz eyewear frames. Affordably priced between Rs 995 and Rs 1,995, the frames are available in over 100 styles and colours, said company officials