37-year-old former school teacher is India’s newest billionaire

37-year-old former school teacher is India’s newest billionaire

India’s newest billionaire is a former classroom teacher who developed an education app that’s grown to a valuation of almost $6 billion in about seven years. Byju Raveendran joined the rarefied club after his Think & Learn Pvt scored $150 million in funding earlier this month. That deal conferred a value of $5.7 billion on […]

Kochi readies to host India’s largest Women Startup Summit

Kochi readies to host India’s largest Women Startup Summit

KOCHI: Aspiring women entrepreneurs from across the country will converge in the city on Thursday for the Women Startup Summit, which is being hosted by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with the Indian Women Network under the Confederation of Indian Industries. The summit will bring together successful women leaders, startup founders, policymakers and […]

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking US $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the US Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted 3-2 along party lines to adopt the settlement, which requires court approval, even as […]

ISRO successfully undertakes first earth bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan 2

ISRO successfully undertakes first earth bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan 2

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said the first earth bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 was performed successfully. India had on Monday launched Chandrayaan – 2 on-board its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh with the aim of landing a rover in the unexplored lunar south pole. The […]

Answer queries or face ban: Govt issues notice to TikTok, Helo

Answer queries or face ban: Govt issues notice to TikTok, Helo

Government has issued notices to social media platforms TikTok and Helo along with a set of 21 questions threatening to ban these apps if it does not receive appropriate response, official sources said. The action from Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) follows complaint by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) to the […]

Bengaluru among 10 cities to receive maximum overseas investments in APAC

Bengaluru among 10 cities to receive maximum overseas investments in APAC

Bengaluru entered the list of top 10 cities that attracted maximum cross-border investments in the Asia Pacific (APAC) for the first time as it received over USD 1.6 billion last fiscal, according to property consultant CBRE. India was among the top five preferred markets in APAC with the launch of the first Real Estate Investment […]

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