Mary Meeker’s fund invests in India edtech startup BYJU’s !!

 Bangalore: BYJU’S – The Learning App is the common brand name for Think and Learn Private Ltd., a Indian educational technology (edtech) and online tutoring firm founded in 2011 by Byju Raveendran at Bangalore. In March 2019, it was the world’s most valued edtech company at $5.4 billion (Rs 37,000 crore).  Byju’s has claimed on 27 May 2020 that they have gained Rs. 2,800cr revenue in FY20. In July 2019, BYJU’s won the sponsorship rights for the Indian cricket team jersey, replacing its former sponsor Oppo,  Shah Rukh Khan is the brand ambassador for BYJU’S. Mary Meeker’s venture capital fund Bond Capital has backed online education…

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Amazon Pay launches ‘Smart Stores’ in India !!

Amazon Pay has launched a ‘Smart Stores’ in India that lets users explore the products available in local shops within the Amazon app. Smart Stores basically creates a digital storefront that users can explore on their phone itself. Smart Stores are available on the Amazon app and payments can be done via Amazon Pay. Other than checking out products, customers can also read reviews and offers while in the store or anywhere else on the Amazon app. Amazon Pay options include using the account balance, UPI, credit or debit cards….

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12-year-old Kerala boy’s model train made from paper wows Railway Ministry !!

New Delhi: For ages, trains have fascinated children of all ages. From choo choo-ing with a model steam engine to creating a full track complete with a station, many kids tend to have extra love towards trains. But Adwaith Krishna, a 7th standard student has taken his fascination for trains to another level. He made this remarkable creation and even got a nod from the Ministry of Railways. Posted on their official Twitter page, a clip shows Krishna building a model train out of paper. As the clip goes on,…

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10-year-old specially abled girl stitches masks for students !!

Mangalore: A 10-year-old amputee girl from Udupi has emerged as the rare achiever amid the Covid-19 pandemic as she managed to stitch as many as 15 masks with her single hand. Sindhuri does not have her left hand below her elbow, by birth. The masks were distributed to the SSLC students who were appearing for exams in the morning today. Sindhuri, a sixth standard student of Mount Rosary English Medium School at Santhekatte Kallianpur, is a scout and guide, which has an ambitious target of stitching one lakh masks for…

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‘North-East can become organic hub of India, have global identity’: PM Modi

Kolkata: North-East India can become a huge hub of organic farming and the capital for organic products with its own identity in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. “Just like Sikkim, the entire North-East can become a huge hub for organic farming. It can become an organic capital. It can bring about a revolution if the Indian Chamber of Commerce wants. You can create its global identity. If you want, you capture the global market with such products,” said PM Modi. Sikkim became the first state in…

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‘Why import even Ganesha idols from China’: Nirmala Sitharaman in push for self-reliance !!

New Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman wondered if importing household products used everyday like a soap-box, plastic items or incense sticks used for pooja purposes would support self-reliance especially when such products were made locally by Indian firms and MSME(s). Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday there was nothing wrong in imports to spur growth but wondered why even Ganesha idols should be bought from China. Importing raw materials that were not available in the country and needed for our industries was not wrong, she said addressing the BJP’s…

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Google Meet to soon get background blur, Q&A, polling, and more !!

Google is making its Meet video conferencing platform more competitive with a wide range of latest features. After making Google Meet free and available to all users, Google has announced a wide range of new features for the video conferencing platform. Aimed at individuals as well as enterprise users, Google Meet’s new features include all the ability to see more participants, polling, hand raising, and customisable backgrounds. Support for Nest Hub Max: Google will soon roll out a Google Meet integration with its smart display speaker, Nest Hub Max. The integration means you can…

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Sensex soars 300 points to reclaim 35,000-level in opening session, Nifty near 10,400 !!

New Delhi: Indian benchmark indices opened in green on Friday with BSE Sensex reclaiming 35,000-level with a jump of over 300 points in early trade while the broader Nifty was nearing 10,400-mark in early trade in line with global peers.At 9:30 am, Nifty was up at 1.02% or 104.45 points to trade at 10,393.35 whereas Sensex was about 0.86% or 300.36 points higher at 35,139.42. Gains on the Sensex were led by IndusInd Bank and Infosys. Kotak Bank, HUL and Sun Pharma were among the laggards. About 1001 shares have…

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Verizon suspends advertising on Facebook, joins growing boycott !!

Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that it was pausing advertising on Facebook Inc in July, in support of a campaign that called out the social media giant for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. Verizon is the biggest yet to join the advertising boycott, which has gained the backing of dozens of US companies, and its announcement was a blow to Facebook’s efforts to contain the growing revolt. “We’re pausing our advertising until Facebook can create an acceptable solution for making us comfortable,” a Verizon representative…

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1.25 crore jobs, 31 districts, 125 days: PM Modi to launch Atma Nirbhar UP Rojgar Abhiyan today !!

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday launch a 125-day campaign to provide employment to migrant workers and others in Uttar Pradesh, who lost their jobs during covid-19 pandemic, under various central and state government schemes. Modi will launch the Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan, being undertaken as part of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan that the Prime Minister started on June 20 for 116 districts in six states in the country, virtually. The Prime Minister will also interact with villagers from six districts of Uttar Pradesh at…

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