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Bengaluru-based ride-hailing company, Ola has finally confirmed investment from Flipkart cofounder Sachin Bansal. Ola announced that Sachin has led an investment of ₹ 650 crore ( $92 million) in the company in a statement. “We are extremely thrilled to have Sachin onboard Ola as an investor. Sachin is an icon of entrepreneurship and...
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Lok Sabha’s standing committee on Information Technology (IT) is reportedly planning to summon Facebook and WhatsApp to further the hearing on safeguarding citizens’ rights on social and online news media platforms. The standing committee of IT is chaired by a BJP MP, Anurag Singh. Facebook and WhatsApp are reportedly expected to be called in...
EOI Startup Stories - Monis Shamsi
Entrepreneur: Monis Shamsi Business Name: You Can Foundation Welcome to Entrepreneurs of India #startupstories episode 111 The average age of half of India’s population is twenty-five. It gives a hope for the country in coming years. Youngsters can do wonders if they roll up their sleeves...
Ecommerce giants Amazon and Flipkart are reportedly in talks with Mumbai-based online kids fashion platform Hopscotch for purchasing a significant minority stake. At a time when both the global companies are facing trouble in India following the implementation of the new FDI guidelines in ecommerce sector, the companies are looking to bring in more...
In their battle for dominance over the food delivery business, Swiggy and Zomato have been most ruthless in terms of raising funds, expanding their reach or fighting for ad space on TV and digital media. On Thursday (February 14) Zomato’s blog post titled “Food Hygiene Ratings: More than a Band-Aid” showed that rivalry was...
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Paytm’s wealth management vertical, Paytm Money, has integrated with Paytm Payments bank. With this move users can now make mutual funds investments on Paytm Payments Bank as well. Following this integration Paytm bank’s 42 million users can make their Paytm Money account as the primary bank account for investment and redemption of the mutual fund.
EOI Startup Stories - Happy Cubes
Entrepreneurs: Jayashree and Venkatesh Business Name: Happy Cubes Welcome to Entrepreneurs of India #startupstories episode 110 Happy Cubes is the brainchild of two full-time engineers - Jayashree and Venkatesh - who are also best friends. It is an online store for personalised gifts. It’s a...
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Social networking giant Facebook has expanded its third-party fact-checking programme in India, adding names like India Today Group, Factly and Fact Crescendo to the roster, as the social networking giant looks to curb the spread of "fake news" on its platform ahead of general elections this year. Apart from reviewing articles, the...
India Icons - Naveli
Naveli Deshmukh Who am I? I am Miss India Universe 2nd runner up, a national-level basketball player and trained Bharatnatyam dancer, who represented India twice at international dance festivals held in Turkey and China respectively. Currently, I am pursuing MBA. My Inspiration
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Extending its services beyond food delivery, Bengaluru-based online food delivery startup has announced the launch of its new service ‘Swiggy STORES’, which allows a user to order anything from any store across a city. As a first step, Swiggy launched the service across Gurugram and the company would expand the service to other cities soon.