UAE, September 2020: Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai launched A Glittering Success Story, a coffee table book chronicling the history of Joyalukkas group. Dr. Puri received the first copy from Joy Alukkas, Chairman and Managing Director of Joyalukkas Group, at the Indian Consulate in Dubai. The book pays homage to Alukka Joseph Varghese, father of Joy Alukkas, who was the founder and inspiration behind the success of Joy Alukkas and the visionary who started it all in 1956.
Several places in the Udupi district have been affected by heavy rainfall, leading to the closure of roads at Kalsanka Manipal, Gundibail, and Malpe. Areas such as The Ambalapadi, Gundibail, Bannanje, Kaup, and several other regions have been severely affected by flooding. According to the District Collector, G Jagdish, 50 families have rescued from the region so far.