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Tech

Facebook Invests in Indian Education Startup Unacademy

Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday joined others such as General Atlantic and Sequoia India for a fresh $110 million (roughly Rs. 788.48 crores) round of funding into one of India’s fastest growing education technology start-up Unacademy. “We thank General Atlantic and Facebook who have joined us in this journey and our existing investors who …

Tech

Apple Dominates Premium Segment of Indian Smartphone Market in Q4: IDC

Apple reached a record 75.6 percent market share in the premium segment, in the fourth quarter of 2019 in India and the credit goes to the stellar performance of iPhone 11 and price drop on previous generation models. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in the premium ($500 or Rs. 36,000 and above) segment, …

Politics

Indian infra major to build airport in Europe and operate it for 35 years with partner TERNA

NEW DELHI: In a first, an Indian infra major will build and operate an airport in Europe. GMR Airports Ltd (GAL) Monday said it has announced its has achieved “concession commencement date” to design, build and operate a new airport at Crete, Greece. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has laid the foundation stone of this …

Politics

Weak growth to pull down Indian rupee, coronavirus fears to impinge: Report

BENGALURU: The battered Indian rupee will weaken further against the dollar over the coming year as a significant pickup in economic growth is unlikely, according to a Reuters poll of strategists who said the coronavirus outbreak was a downside risk. While Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das has said reviving growth was a …

Health

High-paid Indian banker in London fired for stealing food from office canteen

A high-paid Indian banker in London was fired for stealing food from office canteen. Paras Shah (Photo: Facebook) A high-profile Indian banker in London was suspended by Citigroup after he was accused of stealing food from the office canteen. Paras Shah, who was apparently earning a handsome seven-digit salary (in British pounds), was suspended after …

Health

Shreyas Iyer 1st Indian No.4 to hit ODI hundred outside India in 4 years

India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: On Wednesday, Shreyas Iyer joined a select list of India No.4 batsmen who have hit a hundred in ODIs with Ambati Rayudu being the last one to do so – in October 2018. Shreyas Iyer socred 103 runs off 107 balls batting at No.4 in Hamilton vs New Zealand …

Health

The Siachen Warriors: Karan Johar announces new film based on Indian Army

Karan Johar took to social media to announce a new film based on a true story about the soldiers of the Indian Army posted at Siachen Glacier. The Siachen Warriors is produced by Mahavir Jain, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari. A new film film based on the solfiers of Indian Army was announced on …

Finance

Can’t give this Indian side an inch: Ross Taylor reflects on 5-0 series defeat

Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on Sunday admitted that the 0-5 whitewash by India has hurt his side badly and the whole T20I series has been a disappointment for them. Taylor, however, said his side played better cricket than the results suggest though they knew from the beginning that it was going to a …

Finance

Ross Taylor 1st New Zealand male to play 100 T20Is, Rohit Sharma 1st Indian to bat 100 times

New Zealand veteran Ross Taylor on Sunday became the 1st male Kiwi cricketer to play 100 T20Is. After Taylor was named in the New Zealand playing XI for the 5th T20I vs India in Mount Maunganui, he joined woman all-rounder Suzie Bates (112) as the only 2 Kiwis to have played 100 matches in the …

General

14-day quarantine mandatory for Indians evacuated from China: Indian Embassy

Over 250 Indians, mostly students, stuck in Hubei province, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus, will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine on their arrival in India, the Indian Embassy said on Tuesday as it started preparations to evacuate them. The Indian nationals, mostly students, research scholars and professionals are working in Indian and …