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Congress leadership needs to clear stand on Gupkar alliance: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow: The Congress leadership should clear its stand on the Gupkar alliance in Jammu and Kashmir as its “double standards” will not only harm national security but will also “put the entire party in the dock”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday. The People’s Association for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), which has several […]

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Kerala govt seeks permission from Governor, Assembly speaker on launching probe against opposition leader

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI(M) government in Kerala has sought permission from the Governor and Assembly speaker to launch a probe against Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala and two former ministers in the backdrop of recent disclosures in the Bar Bribery case with the Congress saying the move was ‘politically motivated.’ The development comes as the three-phase […]

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Vedantu invests $2 million in doubt solving app Instasolv

Edtech startup Vedantu has invested $2 million in Instasolv, a doubt-solving app for high school students and for IITJEE, and NEET aspirants along with full rights to acquire the app. Vedantu’s investment is a part of Instasolv’s pre-series A funding round. This is Vedantu’s first investment in an EdTech company and will strengthen its focus […]

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Delhivery bets on direct to consumer model, automation

Logistics unicorn Delhivery expects the direct-to-consumer (DTC) model to gain steam, as retail brands go omni-channel and adopt automation in a post-covid world, said a top executive. The Gurugram-based firm, which traditionally focused on large clients, including e-commerce majors, is now seeing increased demand from enterprise firms, smaller brands and even home entrepreneurs, as social […]

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Edtech, gaming to attract funding even in covid-19 crisis: Rohit Sood, Bertelsmann India

The covid-19 crisis has shrunk the investment appetite for startups globally in 2020. In India, venture capital (VC) investments have fallen sharply to $2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2020, according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse report, reflecting the challenging times for startups in the ongoing economic slowdown. While the deal pipeline remains relatively robust […]

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Economic impact of coronavirus worse than 2008 financial crisis: Tech Mahindra CEO CP Gurnani

The CEO-MD of Tech Mahindra said that there is likely to be two-quarters of stress if the second wave of coronavirus is not very strong, however, he is hopeful about the recovery Tech Mahindra MD and CEO CP Gurnani said the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is much worse than the global financial crisis of 2008-09. […]

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Meet the IoT startup helping the likes of OYO, MyGate, and L&T build a contactless future

In the last few months, since the coronavirus outbreak, terms like ‘contactless’ and ‘touchless’ have entered our everyday lexicon. Experts opine that the world is staring at a “contactless future”.  It could, of course, take us several years to go fully touchless, but we’re already headed that way. Several companies and product architects are out building solutions to help […]

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Self-sufficient globalisation an oxymoron; 6% growth not birth right: Arvind Subramanian

Subramanian says a lot of hard work is required to get the country back on growth path and we should not believe “as a birthright we are entitled to 6 pc growth right now” In a veiled attack on self-reliance programme ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ proposed by PM Narendra Modi, former chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian […]

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Using Artificial Intelligence, This Start-Up Is Helping Enterprises Connect Better

Bengaluru-based Yellow Messenger offers an always-on, intelligent conversational automation on text and voice across multiple channels such as WhatsApp, Google Assistant and Alexa. Raghu Ravinutala and Jaya Kishore Reddy Gollareddy were both keen to develop an application that would connect enterprises and customers on new-age platforms like messaging. During conversations that started in 2014, when […]

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