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Highlights from PM Narendra Modi's three-city vaccine tour

PM Narendra Modi visited Zydus Cadila's plant near Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech's facility in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune to review the developments of the COVID-19 vaccine in India, as well as understand the auxiliary facilities needed to store and transport the vaccines.

28 Nov 2020 7:09 pm
Indian economy claws back faster than expected in Q2; GDP contraction at 7.5 pc

In the first half of 2020, India's GDP contracted by 15.7 percent compared to a growth of 4.8 percent in the same period last fiscal.

27 Nov 2020 8:41 pm
Future of the foodtech industry in upcoming years

The advent of mobile-based apps and integration of technologies such as QR-based menu display, contactless payment, online customisation of meals, tracking and tracing of ingredients, and AI-enabled smart cameras are transforming the foodtech industry.

27 Nov 2020 7:12 pm
Govt allows cab aggregators to charges drivers 20 percent commission; surge pricing to 1.5 times of fare

The new guidelines to cab aggregators like Ola, Uber, and others from the Union Transport Ministry also covers the aspect of drivers welfare and safety.

27 Nov 2020 4:34 pm
[Funding alert] Made in India Kaagaz Scanner raises funding from Pravega Ventures, Axilor Ventures, and others

Made in India Kaagaz Scanner rose to prominence after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps in June of this year, including the popular CamScanner.

27 Nov 2020 3:38 pm
The unbearable heaviness of being WhiteHat Jr: tracing the startups journey since BYJUS acquisition

WhiteHat Jr burst into public consciousness when BYJUS acquired it for $300 million. However, it has been plagued by worrying allegations since then.

27 Nov 2020 3:31 pm
SUN Mobility appoints former MD of Bharti Infratel DS Rawat as India CEO

Rawat will be responsible for accelerating SUN Mobility's business growth and expansion plans in the country.

27 Nov 2020 3:21 pm
Hyderabad-based pharma company Hetero to produce 100 million doses of Russias Sputnik V vaccine in India

According to Russian Direct Investment Fund's official statement, the companies will begin the production of Sputnik V vaccine at the beginning of 2021.

27 Nov 2020 3:18 pm
Ecommerce sales touch $8.3B during festive season; reports 65pc growth: report

The ecommerce sales in India during the festive season this year was driven by shoppers from Tier 2 and beyond cities, said RedSeer's consulting firm.

27 Nov 2020 2:48 pm
The new normal flea markets going online during COVID-19

While the lockdown forced many small stores to down their shutters, they were able to set up shop online and promote their ware on social media using Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to draw customers.

27 Nov 2020 2:17 pm
Google India FY20 revenue rises 35 pc to Rs 5,593.8 cr, profit up 24 pc

Google India's net profit was higher by about 23.9 percent at Rs 586.2 crore in FY20 as compared to Rs 472.8 crore in the preceding fiscal.

27 Nov 2020 12:44 pm
Inspiring quotes by cricketer-turned entrepreneur Suresh Raina on his 34th birthday

Raina, who served Team India in all formats of cricket since 2005, has been an inspiration to many. On his 34th birthday, YourStory lists a few of his quotes.

27 Nov 2020 12:02 pm
India to offer incentives for solar modules, renewable energy business potential $20B per year: PM

Noting that in the last six years, India has been travelling on an unparalleled journey, Modi said, we are expanding our generation capacity and network to ensure every citizen of India has access to electricity.

27 Nov 2020 11:17 am
[Funding alert] Vegan skincare startup Plum raises Rs 110Cr led by Faering Capital

Plum will use the raised funds for brand building, technology, and expansion of distribution footprint, the startup said in a statement.

26 Nov 2020 7:46 pm
WhiteHat Jr left backend server open which left data of 2.8 lakh students and teachers vulnerable, bug fixed now

BYJU'S-owned edtech startup WhiteHat Jr was reportedly found to have left the personal data of 2.80 lakh students and teachers vulnerable through multiple bugs, which has been fixed, confirmed WhiteHat Jr to YourStory.

26 Nov 2020 3:22 pm
[Funding alert] Edtech startup Yellow Classes raises $1.3M in pre-Series A round

The edtech startup plans to utilise the funds to expand its offerings and product development, according to Anshul Gupta, Co-Founder at Yellow Class

26 Nov 2020 12:37 pm
COVID-19 pandemic a blessing in disguise for Indias manufacturing sector

The pandemic has been catalytic in spurring a wave of innovation in the electronic manufacturing sector that augurs well for industries such as smart devices, consumer electronics, healthcare, IT services, among others.

26 Nov 2020 11:50 am
RazorpayX partners with Visa to launch SME-focused corporate cards

In an exclusive interaction with YourStory, Razorpay CEO Harshil Mathur said the team has launched a corporate card in partnership with Visa

26 Nov 2020 11:35 am
Actor Alia Bhatt starts a children's clothing brand Ed-a-Mamma

Along with acting, and investing, actor Alia Bhatt has now launched a conscious clothing apparel brand for children, Ed-a-Mamma.

26 Nov 2020 11:05 am
Reimagining healthcare is critical and is the way forward 20 quotes on pandemic resilience and collaboration, from Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020

In this compilation, we present insights from industry leaders on transforming healthcare via bio-sciences, digital technology and policy interventions.

26 Nov 2020 7:15 am
[Jobs Roundup] Work with Walmart-acquired Flipkart at these positions

Sachin and Binny Bansal co-founded Flipkart has revolutionised the way India shops. Check this curated list of job openings at the Indian ecommerce giant.

26 Nov 2020 7:05 am
Confidence level among Indian tech startups on the rise, says Nasscom survey

Indian tech startups are more confident in battling the impact of COVID-19 as expectations rise about revenues, hiring and funding, said a Nasscom survey.

25 Nov 2020 8:32 pm
[Funding alert] Gurugram-based Grip Invest raises pre-Series A round led by Anicut Angel Fund

Grip Invest provides a lease finance platform where investors can purchase and lease assets to companies, providing them an additional investment instrument

25 Nov 2020 4:23 pm
Culture of innovation helping performance, resilience amid pandemic: Microsoft-IDC study

According to the Microsoft-IDC study, some best practices will include developing a culture that promotes investing in disruptive technologies and leveraging data to differentiate and enhance products and services.

25 Nov 2020 3:02 pm
[Funding alert] AppsFlyer raises investment from Salesforce Ventures

AppsFlyer had secured $210 million in a Series D funding led by General Atlantic with participation from existing investors, at a $1.6 billion valuation.

25 Nov 2020 2:42 pm
Grade-A logistics parks will they become the first choice?

Grade-A warehouses have become the preferred choice given the fact that developers take care of all the aspects from strategic location, to construction, compliance, safety protocol, etc., thus allowing customers to focus on their core business.

25 Nov 2020 2:35 pm
From addressing mental health challenges to industrial IoT adoption, meet the 7 startups of NetApp Excellerator cohort 7 who are driving data-driven disruption

Since its inception in 2017, the NetApp Excellerator has become a key enabler for B2B startups in the areas of cloud, IoT, big data, and analytics, machine learning, virtualization, data security, data management, storage, and allied areas, looking to accelerate their journeys. Today, of the 35 star

25 Nov 2020 2:14 pm
Google holds talks to acquire ShareChat, says report

Google is reportedly looking to acquire Bengaluru-headquartered social media startup ShareChat at a reported valuation of over $1 billion.

25 Nov 2020 12:41 pm
[Funding alert] Insuretech startup Ensuredit raises Rs2.5 Cr led by Venture Catalysts

The capital infusion by Venture Catalysts will be used by Ensuredit to establish itself as a market leader by expanding its tech infrastructure and outreach

25 Nov 2020 12:29 pm
Twitter to bring back 'blue tick' in early 2021

Twitter's new verification policy will lay the foundation for future improvements by defining what verification means, who is eligible for verification, and why some accounts might lose verification.

25 Nov 2020 12:26 pm
[Funding alert] Venture Catalysts leads a 2Cr investment in trading platform AlgoBulls

The funds would primarily be used for setting up teams across technology and operations divisions and Sales and Marketing.

25 Nov 2020 12:18 pm
[Funding alert] App-based bus service provider Cityflo raises Rs 57 Cr led by Lightbox

Mumbai-based bus service provider Cityflo will use the new funding to enhance its offerings beyond industry standards, expand services on current and new routes, and strengthen its position as a daily commute brand for working professionals.

25 Nov 2020 12:05 pm
[Funding alert] Health supplement startup Power Gummies raises undisclosed amount from Agility, DSG, Vcats

Power Gummies will use the fresh funding for future product research, team building, and marketing its newly launched The Beach Body gummies for effective weight management.

25 Nov 2020 11:35 am
Over 70,000 Indian exporters gear up for Black Friday, Cyber Monday sale through Amazon

Amazon customers globally will be able to discover and enjoy a range of products, including gifting options like STEM toys, fashion jewellery, teas and beverages, beauty products, and leather journals and bags by exporters from across India.

25 Nov 2020 11:06 am