Amazon ties up with Startup India to boost e-commerce exports

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon has partnered with Startup India to launch an accelerator programme to help early-stage startups in the consumer products space to launch in international markets and create global brands from India through Amazon’s Global Selling programme. Amazon has launched Amazon Global Selling Propel (AGSP) to provide dedicated support to […]

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Microsoft joins GM to build self-driving cars, invests in $2bn fund

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Before Apple begins its electric car journey, Microsoft on Tuesday teamed up with Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors (GM), to accelerate the commercialisation of self-driving vehicles. Microsoft will join GM, Honda and institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise, bringing […]

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Byju Raveendran, Kunal Bahl named to startup advisory panel

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Byju’s founder Byju Raveendran, and Snapdeal Co-founder Kunal Bahl, among others, have been nominted as non-official members on the National Startup Advisory Council. The government has nominated several people representing various stakeholders such as founders of successful startups, veterans who have grown and scaled companies in India, persons capable of […]

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Expert panel recommends Phase 1 trial of nasal Covid-19 vaccine (IANS Exclusive, Lead)

By Aakanksha KhajuriaNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Tuesday recommended Bharat Biotech’s intranasal vaccine for coronavirus for phase 1 clinical trials. The final call will now be taken by the Drugs Controller General of India. Days after getting the Drugs Controller General […]

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‘LeT, JeM, China to be focus of India-US security cooperation in years to come’

By Sumit Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan-based terror groups and Chinese aggression will be the focus of India-US security cooperation in the years to come, according to a study by a US-based think tank. “Much of the engagement is presumed to focus on shared counterterrorism interests, particularly the operations of transnational terrorist groups […]

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Cognizant to acquire US-based software firm Magenic

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Information technology company Cognizant on Tuesday announced to acquire Magenic Technologies, a custom software development services company, for an undisclosed sum. This is Cognizant’s third acquisition in January this year, as the company continues to expand in key strategic focus areas. The new acquisition will expand Cognizant’s software product engineering […]

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Successful protests against IIT-Goa, could be template for anti-coal agitation?

Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Nothing succeeds like success.The Goa government’s decision to relent and finally announce the relocation the IIT-Goa campus from Melaulim village in North Goa, amid opposition from local villagers, may well serve as a template for popular opposition to three other central government projects, which have been in the crosshairs of the […]

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Kaleswaram has redrawn irrigation map of Telangana: KCR

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed happiness over completion of the Kaleswaram project and said that it has redrawn the irrigation map of the state. With water being pumped uninterruptedly as planned, he congratulated the Water Resources Department officials, implementation agencies and officials from other departments for their efforts […]

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SS Rajamouli begins climax shoot of ‘RRR’

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker SS Rajamouli on Tuesday started shooting the climax of his ambitious upcoming film. RRR. “The CLIMAX shoot has begun! My Ramaraju and Bheem come together to accomplish what they desired to achieve… #RRRMovie #RRR,” tweeted the filmmaker, who shot to fame directing blockbusters such as the Baahubali franchise and Eega […]

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Four more appear before NIA in SFJ case

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) On Tuesday, four more people appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with its probe into the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) case, officials said. A senior NIA official connected to the probe, wishing not to be named told IANS, “Today four more persons appeared to record their statements […]

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UP fifth largest exporter during pandemic

Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the fifth largest exporter of goods during the Covid-19 pandemic. Goods like rice, medicines, carpets, silk, fertilisers, sugar, toys and fish from the state have been exported abroad. The state government made efforts under its ‘ease of doing business’ policy to […]

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Which parenting behaviour led to well-being of kids during Covid?

London, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that autonomy-supportive parenting, or offering meaningful choices when possible, contributed to the positive well-being of both children and parents. “We explored whether or not autonomy-supportive parental behaviour would facilitate adaptation and better child well-being,” said Andreas B. Neubauer, postdoctoral research scientist at DIPF, Leibniz Institute for Research and […]

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Motion capture work on Prabhas-Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Adipurush’ begins

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Motion capture work on Om Raut’s ambitious upcoming directorial Adipurush started on Tuesday. The film stars Telugu star Prabhas and Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan. “Motion capture begins. Creating the world of #Adipurush,” Prabhas announced on Instagram on Tuesday. Confirming the news, trade analyst Taran Adarsh also tweeted: “PRABHAS: #ADIPURUSH STARTS, […]

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Thailand Open: Sindhu, Srikanth through to 2nd round, Saina out (2nd ld)

Bangkok, Jan 19 (IANS) PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday led India’s charge at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament while Saina Nehwal fell to Thai fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon in their respective opening round matches. Sindhu beat Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-17, 21-13 while the latter’s compatriot Sitthikom Thammasin also lost 11-21, 11-21 […]

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Sensex zooms 700 points, RIL up 2% (2nd Ld)

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian equity indices continued their upward trajectory during the afternoon trade on Tuesday, with the BSE Sensex gaining over 700 points. The across-the-board rise was led by healthy buying activity in auto, finance, capital goods and oil and gas stocks Surge in the index-heavyweights Reliance Industries (RIL) and HDFC led […]

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Remembering the modern-day genocide

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Holocaust Remembrance Day highlights the efforts of the national community to respond to , said the Reconciliation, Return & Rehabilitation, a body of the Kashmiri Pandit Migrants, on Tuesday. Observed each year on January 19, the Kashmiri Pandits body paid tributes in the memory of victims and reaffirmed their […]

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Afghan President, NATO chief discuss peace talks

Kabul, Jan 19 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone conversation during which they discussed the peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban, an official statement said here on Tuesday. The two sides on Monday discussed “the Afghan peace process and NATO’s continued support for […]

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ISRO to board merchandise market with its assets

Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) India’s space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has boarded the merchandise market with its logos and other assets. According to ISRO, it has been approached for themes by several agencies interested in creating customised articles and handicrafts. “Customized ISRO-theme based articles, models can play a game-changing role in creating awareness […]

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WHO panel highlights effective multilateralism in Covid response

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) A latest interim report by a WHO pandemic review panel has highlighted effective multilateralism in the preparation and response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, saying that the consequences of this pandemic remind the world of how important effective multilateralism is. “Geopolitical tensions have impacted on the response, and the resulting pandemic […]

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New kits of Indian football teams unveiled

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The new official kits for the Indian senior men’s and women’s as well as junior men’s and women’s football teams were recently unveiled by Delhi-based sportswear brand SIX5SIX along with the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The brand-new kit, dubbed the ‘Panthera Tigris’, will continue to feature the tiger stripes, […]

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UAE temporarily suspends visa-free deal with Israel

Tel Aviv, Jan 19 (IANS) The Israeli Foreign Ministry has announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has temporarily suspended a visa-exemption deal with the Jewish state, citing coronavirus fears. In a statement on Monday, Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat said that the UAE government has notified its Israeli counterparts that the implementation of the agreement […]

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I’m probably doing things right: Bhuvan Bam crossing 20M subscribers

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) YouTuber Bhuvan Bam, who has become India’s first independent digital content creator whose channel ‘BB Ki Vines’ has crossed a record 3 billion collective views reach and cross 20 million subscribers, says: “These growing numbers are indicative of the things I’m probably doing right.” Commenting on achieving this […]

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Private LTE-5G infrastructure market to reach $5.7 bn in 2024

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The private LTE/5G infrastructure market will grow from $945 million to reach $5.7 billion in 2024 as demand from mission-critical organisations are driving early investment, according to a new IDC report. Private LTE/5G infrastructure is any LTE and/or 5G network deployed for a specific enterprise/industrial customer that provides dedicated access. […]

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WEF announces dates, theme for Davos Agenda 2021

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced that its Davos Agenda event would take place virtually from January 25-29 under the theme “A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust”. On Monday, the Geneva-based forum said it would bring together the world’s foremost leaders to address the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges […]

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Egypt resumes commercial flights to Qatar

Cairo, Jan 19 (IANS) In a first since 2017, Egypt has resumed commercial flights to Qatar following a milestone agreement between the two Arab nations to resume bilateral ties. The official Egyptian TV announced that EgyptAir flight MS935 on Monday took off from the Cairo International Airport to Doha, with 38 passengers on board, reports […]

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