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8 Indian startups secure $30 mn commitments from Chinese investors

Eight Indian startups managed to acquire funding commitments to the tune of $ 30 million at the 2nd Startup India Investment Seminar held at Beijing. The event was organized to expose Chinese venture capitalists and investors to the promising Indian startups and also help Indian startups to reach out to the large Chinese investors for …

UK and EU agree with the text of draft withdrawal agreement

The British cabinet is established to meet for a crucial meeting on Wednesday after UK and EU negotiators agreed to the text of a draft withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Tuesday. A Downing Street spokesperson confirmed that a cabinet meeting is because it takes place to decide the next steps, following discussions in Brussels. “Cabinet …

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ likely to make landfall by Thursday evening

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ looks to be slowing down a bit on its tracks, prompting India Met Department (IMD) to delay its landfall from tomorrow morning to evening. Global models confirmed that the cyclone enjoys a favorable environment to sustain, with a low to moderate wind shear, a good window effect on top, and suitably warm ocean …

tata Trusts, Social Alpha launch programme for entrepreneurs

The Tata Trusts and Social Alpha announced the starting up of the Social Alpha Entrepreneurs for Impact (E4i) programme, a 12-month fellowship programme, on Tuesday. E4i is designed to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators, and foster collaboration among the top educational, technical and philanthropic institutions. The programme looks to accomplish the lab-to-market journey by enabling …

India's E-Vault to Store Documents on Cloud Draws Crowds

An apex part of the “Digital India” initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the free government scheme that provides a virtual vault in cyberspace for the safe-keep of documents like birth certificates and property papers has attracted 830,075 people. As easy as opening an e-mail account, the free Digital Locker facility on a cloud, or …

India's Digital Locker Initiative Draws Crowds

An apex part of the Digital India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the free government scheme that gives a virtual vault in cyberspace for the safe-keep of documents like birth certificates and property papers has attracted 830,075 people. As easy as opening an email account, the free Digital Locker facility on a cloud, or cyberspace, allows any …

'Indian' Da

On the positive side, the center’s proposal for a National Clean Air Programme or NCAA recognizes that recent policy interventions have only shown ‘minor improvement’ in levels of air pollution and that this is not sufficient – also, that addressing the problem needs looking way beyond Delhi & the NCR. All this constitutes probably a first by the government …

Statue of Unity PM Modi to inaugurate Patel's giant, police detain protesters ahead of it

As one moves from Vadodara to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the whole 90-km stretch of the newly-made four-lane highway showcases posters and banners featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Most of these posters are proud exclamations of unveiling the world’s tallest statue. As one enters the Sardar Sarovar project, one notices the …

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles to target prostate cancer, in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial. The nanoparticles or nanoshells are created of small layers of silica glass formed into a sphere and wrapped in a thin layer of gold. The shells seek out and saturate cancerous cells, and their advanced vibrational …

Cyclone 'Gaja' may cross Chennai-Nagapattinam coast on Thursday

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ will intensify into a harsh cyclone by this evening but wind down into a conventional cyclone ahead of crossing Chennai-Nagapattinam coast on Thursday morning. India Met Department (IMD) has confirmed that the landfall is likely to occur on the South Tamil Nadu coast. The storm is situated 740 km east-north-east of Chennai this …

Scientists recreate Mars sunrise with the musical piece

Scientists have launched the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by NASA’s robotic rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK made the piece of music by scanning a picture from left to right, pixel by …

After Uttar Pradesh, now Meghalaya distributes free laptops to students

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today distributed tablet PCs to 2,000 Class 12 students absolutely free of cost in the West Garo Hills district under a government scheme to aid digital education. Last year, around 25,000 tablet PCs were distributed to Class 12 students across the state. These computers come pre-loaded with study material for …