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Big Tech & Big Data

By : Sunil Rajguru

Does Silicon Valley have too much power? Are they monopolies? Do we need a Keep in India data campaign? Can the US and Chinese governments sort out their data differences? How can governments handle the tonnes of data that all

PM Modi asks India to become ‘Vocal about Local Toys’; urges Indian startups to focus on innovations in toy technology

By : CIOL Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday organized his monthly radio program “Mann Ki Baat”.  There, he urged startups and entrepreneurs to develop innovative toys and games; “For India and Of India”. The direction aims to meet domestic demand and increase

Reimagining business in a COVID-19 world

By : CIOL Bureau

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major disruptions across industries and functions. To ensure business continuity early on, leaders undertook measures to prioritize employee safety, conserve cash, strengthen remote working, and adjust to the new demand and supply situation. Now,

[Funding] E-commerce Platform Bikayi raised $2 million seed fund from international investors

By : CIOL Bureau

YCombinator-backed startup Bikayi has raised a seed round of $2 million from a clutch of international investors. This included Mantis ventures, musical band Chainsmokers’ VC Fund. About Bikayi The Hyderabad-based startup helps small merchants create online storefronts and accept orders

WakeFit “Sleep Internship” is back! Get paid Rs 1 lakh to sleep 9 hours every day for 100 days

By : CIOL Bureau

Do you remember the “Sleep Internship?” Wake Fit, Bengaluru-based startup had invited application for Sleep Internship in 2019. They paid Rs 1 lakh, for 9 hours of sleep every day for 100 days. The mattress company offered the dream job, to 23 interns

StartUp India: Prosus launches ‘Social Impact Challenge for Accessibility’ with Invest India and Social Alpha

By : CIOL Bureau

Prosus, in collaboration with Invest India, Startup India, and Social Alpha, is launching the Prosus Social Impact Challenge for Accessibility. It is a social impact investing challenge where startups with the most innovative solutions in the assistive technology space will

IIT Delhi: IITians Volunteer to Make JEE-NEET Students Reach Exams Centres Safely; Register on Eduride

By : CIOL Bureau

IIT students come together to help JEE, NEET Exam 2020 aspirants reach exam center amid pandemic. They have launched a new portal ‘Eduride’ for the support. The SC upheld the decision to conduct the JEE-NEET exams. The students are raising

UGC Final Year Exams: Industry leaders call it “forward looking and an insightful verdict”

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Supreme Court verdict on Final year examinations 2020 is finally here. The apex court has ruled that while the States can cancel the examinations under the Disaster Management Act. But, they cannot promote students without degrees. The states can, in

Five New Age Apps That Have Liberated Us From Our Traditional Ways

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Digital transformation has helped us in transitioning from many conventional ways of doing things. Starting from the way we traveled to the way we ate. Over a period of time, every aspect of our life is now technologically dominated. Below

11 Notable IIT Kharagpur Alumni Who Made it Big With Tech

By : CIOL Bureau

IT Kharagpur is a proud Institution that has brought out pioneers in the field of technology. The esteemed institute has been the temple of innovations. Its alumni have marked a niche in tech innovations from Google to HCL to startups.

Reliance to Buy Stake in Kishore Biyani’s “Future Group” Big-Bazaar and Lifestyle for Rs 24,713 cr

By : CIOL Bureau

Another Day, Another Deal. Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries on Saturday announced the acquisition of businesses of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group for ₹24,713 crores. It will add it to the fast-expanding retail business and bolster e-commerce. This puts Walmart-owned Flipkart and

JEE Main 2020: AISA Chief Asks CM to Invoke SDMA to Postpone Entrance Exams

By : CIOL Bureau 1

The All India Students’ Association (AISA) has written to the Chief Ministers to invoke State Disaster Management Act (SDMA) to postpone and cancel the exams of JEE Main and NEET 2020. “Students have seen how nonfunctional SOPs have become, with

Google Pay Stamps Aug-Sept 2020 With Rewards Upto ₹3000: Everything You Need To Know

By : CIOL Bureau

Google Pay is back with its promotional campaign – The Stamps. This time they have decided to name it “Win From Home”. To avail the benefit of earning ₹30-3000, you have to collect all 4 stamps in the app. How

A Business Continuity Guide for SMEs in a post COVID–19 World

By : CIOL Bureau

The Coronavirus pandemic outbreak is impacting businesses all over the world. Whether it is a multinational conglomerate or medium and small enterprises, businesses across the globe are facing the stalling of their operations. To survive such times, especially for Small

STPI and StartUp India have organised MedTech – Open Challenge Program; Cash Prize Rs 1 lakh

By : CIOL Bureau

The Open Challenge Program (OCP) is an opportunity for a budding startup to work on the problem statements identified by Government, Industry, Academia & Startup in the focused domains of MedTech. OCP is a platform where a startup gets an

Every StartUp’s Guide to Remote Working: 10 Things You Need To Know

By : Laxitha Mundhra 2

Post the pandemic, more and more people are working remotely. The work from home trend is here to stay. In fact, as a startup, you will probably save some cost at hiring remote workers. But now, it gives rise to

NTA-ICAR (UG) 2020: NEET-JEE Admit Cards are out then why not ICAR, ask students

By : CIOL Bureau

Amid the JEE-NEET postponement row, students have pointed out the hypocrisy of the EduMin and NTA. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on Monday said that NTA will conduct the entrance for UG programmes in agriculture on September 7-8 this

Byju’s Raises $122 Mn Series F Funding from DST Global. Is it a part of the $400 Million?

By : CIOL Bureau

Byju’s is India’s largest online EdTech platform. In a recent development, first reported by Entracker, it has raised $122 million from DST Global at a valuation of $10 billion, according to regulatory filings. Further, it is allotting 42,666 preference shares

SNS Hike hires ex-OYO Suvesh Malhotra as VP & Head of Engineering

By : CIOL Bureau

Hike is India’s homegrown internet startup. The company, in a recent development, has announced the hiring of Suvesh Malhotra as its VP & Head of Engineering. The hiring is in line with Hike’s vision of enabling a new social future

[Funding] IAN Fund invests US$1.4 Million in IIT Kanpur backed startup Phool.co

By : CIOL Bureau

IIT Kanpur backs Phool.co, a biomaterial startup. The startup today announced that it has raised US$1.4 Million in a pre-Series A funding round. The funding round was led by IAN Fund and San Francisco based, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. About