Government to Fund 112 AgriTech StartUps with a Fund of ₹1186 lakhs: Agriculture Minister

By : CIOL Bureau

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Indian government will fund 112 startups in the first phase. To promote agri firms, it will provide a sum of Rs 1186 lakhs (₹11.85 cr) in the current financial year. It will

HP Appoints Ketan Patel to Lead HP Greater India; elevates Vinay Awasthi to Head of Print Operations

By : CIOL Bureau

HP has appointed Ketan Patel as the Managing Director of HP Greater India. He will be responsible for the company’s business in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Patel replaces Vinay Awasthi who is moving to a new role as Head

StartUp Circle: How HostBooks has changed the way online bookkeeping is done?

By : Laxitha Mundhra

HostBooks: Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the economy. There is also a massive push from the government to favour this segment. Over the period the scale of business and the dynamics have changed a lot and hence

New Education Policy: EdTech Industry leaders call it “Historic and Revolutionary”

By : Laxitha Mundhra

The “Education Ministry” announced the New Education Policy on Wednesday. With it, we saw that technology was at the centre of the reform. Thus, it means that the Indian education system is evolving; it is changing to match global standards.

Students Demand Cancellation of Compartment Exams; No Response From CBSE even as PIL filed in Supreme Court

By : CIOL Bureau 1

Students who have failed their CSBE Board exams are urging the board to cancel the compartment exams due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many students stated that they have failed with only 2-4 marks and the CBSE can award them grace

[Funding] Biotech Biocon gets funding from Tata Capital at $30 million for 0.85% stake

By : CIOL Bureau

Tata Capital will invest Rs 225 crore or $30 million for 0.85% stake in Biocon’s biosimilar business Biocon Biologics. The deal values it at an equity valuation of Rs 26,250 crore (about $3.5 billion) and an enterprise valuation of Rs

UGC Defends Final Year Exams with a 50-page Affidavit; Supreme Court Hearing Today

By : CIOL Bureau

Yesterday (July 30), the University Grants Commission (UGC) submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court. In the affidavit, the UGC has defended the final year exams stating that exams are necessary for the future of these students. It said that the

Free content to teacher trainings: These EdTech platforms are helping in Covid Times

By : CIOL Bureau

Covid 19 has impacted economies across the globe. Along with basic amenities and supply, COVID pandemic has affected education sector the most. It has also brought a lot of changes in people’s life. Since the schools and colleges were shut,

CxO of the Week: Anuj Pandey, COO, U GRO Capital

By : Laxitha Mundhra

CxO of the Week: This week, CIOL is in conversation with Anuj Pandey at U GRO Capital. In a few words, he has spoken volumes about the credit lending industry and the digitization that drives it. The pandemic has affected

Cognitive Automation: What is the buzz around this term?

By : CIOL Bureau

Organizations across the world are sprinting ahead with ‘Digital Transformation’ as one of the core business strategies, courtesy – COVID -19. As the race to outperform competition heats up among businesses, automation is taking over many processes. However, there are

Antitrust Probe: CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testify in front of the US Congress

By : CIOL Bureau

On Wednesday, four Big Tech CEOs- Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple answered for their companies’ practices before the US Congress. The four CEOs testified remotely to lawmakers. The US Senators

DRDO “Dare to Dream 2.0”: What to expect for season 2?

By : CIOL Bureau

DRDO’s “Dare to Dream 2.0” is an open challenge to promote the country’s innovators and startups. The winners will be decided after due evaluation by the expert committee. A cash award of up to 10 lakh for Startups and 5

PM Modi speaks on the New Education Policy, calls it “Much Awaited Reform That Will Transform Millions”

By : CIOL Bureau

Speaking on the matter of the New Education Policy, PM Modi said that he wholeheartedly welcomes the reform. This was a long due and much-awaited reform in the education sector. It will transform millions of lives in the times to

New Education Policy 2020: Education Ministry puts Technology at the centre of Education

By : CIOL Bureau

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar held the NEP briefing today. The duo talked about the National Education Policy at the briefing. The committee suggested changes in the education system under the NEP. The

New Education Policy 2020: How will it change India’s Education system? 5 points you need to know

By : CIOL Bureau

The New Education Policy draft went into the Upper and Lower Houses in 2019. At that time, there was a hope that the education system will change. Through the draft, it was clear that there will be some big changes. The

Serial entrepreneur Sumeet Kapur’s venture, WellCure, secures seed funding from Inflection Point Ventures

By : CIOL Bureau founder Sumeet Kapur had announced his next venture – Wellcure in March 2020. Wellcure is a health tech platform that aims to democratize natural healing. Now, the company has raised $200,000 from Inflection Point Ventures (IPV). About WellCure Sumeet

Varun Sridhar joins Paytm Money as CEO; company elevates Amit Kapoor as VP and CFO

By : CIOL Bureau

Paytm Money is a subsidiary of One97 Communications, that also owns Paytm. The online investment and wealth management on Wednesday announced the appointment of Varun Sridhar as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will be leading the launch and development of

StartUp Circle: How does SmarterHomes helps you track water usage through an app and IoT Meter?

By : Laxitha Mundhra

SmarterHomes: An average Indian household, living in an apartment, with a family of four, consumes about 800 litres of water every day. An urban family only needs 135 litres per head per day without compromising the quality of life. This

[Funding] EdTech StartUp Toppr raises ₹350 crore from Foundation Holdings; Aakash Sachdev joins the board

By : CIOL Bureau

Toppr is one of India’s leading after-school AI-based learning app for K12 students. In a recent development, the edtech giant has raised INR 350 Cr in Series D funding led by Foundation Holdings. Kaizen Private Equity had also participated in

Students file petition against CBSE on to Cancel Compartment exams 2020

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The trend on Twitter, “cancel compartment exams 2020” is gaining more and more support every day. Some students have even filed petitions to ask authorities to cancel the exams. One such petition even asked CBSE to pass the students with