09 Oct 2019

1. Government to fund 100 startups to use its translation platform MeitY has started work on a natural language translation mission with government records as the initial database. The platform will be opened up for private use to allow big companies or startups to plug into it to offer…

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04 Oct 2019

1. Startups turn to AI improve teaching quality at government-run schools The quality of teaching, especially English-language education in government schools across the country, has always been a pain point. The key is in sustaining these initiatives over a period of time, which is where long-term partnerships will play…

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03 Oct 2019

1. Startups have it easy for defence deals up to Rs 150 cr While startups can bid for smaller deals, larger ones will have tougher qualification rules. While startups will be encouraged for the smaller contracts, larger procurement plans will require companies to qualify in several parameters that have…

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30 Sep 2019

1. Startups can find solutions to problems faced by India: Paytm senior executive “Entrepreneurs in India can identify any problem that they wish to work on and support the government,” Saurabh Jain, Build for India Head, Paytm said. About his company, the official said even though Paytm has been…

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24 Sep 2019

1. Facebook acquires startup building neural monitoring armband CTRL-labs developed a noninvasive neural interface that is pitched as fundamentally reimagining how humans and machines collaborate. The company’s technology allows developers to address issues of immersion and control in the fields of X Reality, robotics, productivity, and clinical research. CTRL-labs’ main…

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20 Sep 2019

1. Paytm invests Rs 250 crore to boost its travel business The company claimed that it sells more than six million travel tickets every month and is targeting to grow by 100 percent in the current financial year. The company has chosen Bengaluru as the base of operations for…

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17 Sep 2019

1. Flipkart announces the partnership with Japanese brand Miniso MINISO India plans to bring their merchandise ranging from household and consumer goods and other non-durables to the 2GUD platform. The partnership will allow MINISO to extend its reach beyond its existing brick-and-mortar stores, into Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities,” the…

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13 Sep 2019

1. Indian ethical hacker helps Uber fix a flaw in its app that exposed user numbers, email. Anand Prakash is ranked among the top four bug bounty hunters on Uber globally, and the top one from India. Uber in a statement said that its bug bounty program has paid…

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12 Sep 2019

1. Former Discovery India head’s EdTech startup raises $10 million in Series A round Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network India, and Owl Ventures have funded Karan Bajaj-founded WhiteHat Jr. White Hat Jr has developed their own original coding curriculum, which is centered on product creation, and imparts their lessons…

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09 Sep 2019

1. Singapore has become a fulcrum for India’s economic policies: S Jaishankar Around 20 percent of India’s investments came from Singapore and more than 9000 Indian companies were registered here, he noted. In 1992, India launched the India-Asian partnership and by 2005 “we” were members of the East Asia…

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