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89% Women were Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19: LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2021
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89% Women were Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19: LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2021

Towards International Women’s Day 2021, LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has launched the Opportunity Index 2021 report, a composite measure that seeks to understand how people perceive opportunities and the barriers that stand in the way of achieving them. This year’s report dives deep to understand how women perceive opportunities, and how the gender gap is further slowing down career progress for working women in India amid the pandemic. LinkedIn’s findings show that 9 in 10 (89%) women state they were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fight for equal pay and opportunity continues; India’s working women battle strongest gender bias across APAC The report shows that even though 66% of people in India feel that gender equality has improved compar...
Sachin Tendulkar Enters Into A Strategic Investment With Unacademy
Education, News

Sachin Tendulkar Enters Into A Strategic Investment With Unacademy

 Unacademy, the leading learning platform, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. The vision of this partnership is to provide holistic learning for Unacademy Learners.  As part of the deal, Unacademy Learners will be coached and mentored by the legend through a series of live interactive classes, which everyone can access free of cost on the Unacademy platform. The iconic cricketer has been roped in to serve as a brand ambassador for Unacademy. “Our focus at Unacademy has always been to democratize education and create holistic learning solutions that go beyond traditional forms of education. Sachin’s life and journey are a beacon to the values of resilience and determination in the face of insurmountable odds. With this...
Indian Cleantech Start-up Solavio Labs Raises Funds from 3 Government Bodies
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Indian Cleantech Start-up Solavio Labs Raises Funds from 3 Government Bodies

Solavio Labs, the Indian clean tech start-up innovating solar panel cleaning technology for the world today announced the completion of funding from Canadian Province – New Brunswick for INR 40,60,000 taking their total fund raised to INR 2 crores. This marks Solavio Labs as an Indian start-up in the clean tech space to receive support from three Government bodies- India, Dubai and Canadian the last one year. With this fresh round of funding, the company also announced its expansion into the Middle East and North American Market. And, to support the growing global demand for PV technology, Solavio Labs also intends to scale its manufacturing base in India with the production of 12,000 units by end of the FY 21-22. Commenting on the occasion, Suraj Mohan, Co-Founder – Solavio Labs s...
Sarkaari Daftar ke Chakkar No More – These Apps will Connect You Directly to Top Politicians in India
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Sarkaari Daftar ke Chakkar No More – These Apps will Connect You Directly to Top Politicians in India

Gone are the days when Indian politicians could only be found in a maze of sarkaari daftars. Barack Obama may take the credit of starting the trend, but our very own netas and babus have considerably upped their social media game in recent times. If you are looking to reach out to political big-wigs and have your say, these are your go-to-apps in India: Twitter: Love it or hate it, but no one can ignore it. Especially when you have the largest network of who’s who from politics and bureaucracy actively tweeting away to reach over 17.5 million Tweeples in the country. Download here for iOS and Android  Public App: If you are a Vocal for Local enthusiast, then the relatively newer Public App is what you should be downl...
Pros & Cons of Social Media during The Pandemic
Column, Digital

Pros & Cons of Social Media during The Pandemic

2020 has been an eye-opener in many ways for the world. During these trying and unprecedented times, some turned to social media as a beacon of hope and entertainment, while some others took this opportunity to disconnect from the virtual world, relishing the beauty of the real world instead. While social media has made it very easy to keep up with the rest of the world, it is accompanied by an entirely different kind of social pressure.Even though everyone is at home, trying to spend some quality time with their families and their selves, there is a constant distraction in the form of mobile phones lighting up with new updates and messages every other minute. We look around ourselves and see an entire generation trying to find an escape from reality by living their lives through a ...
mCaffeine Curates Perfect Gifts for This Valentine’s Day
Lifestyle

mCaffeine Curates Perfect Gifts for This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day (14th February 2021) landing up on the coming weekend, mCaffeine, the caffeinated personal care brand, has curated a special array of gifts for the occasion. mCaffeine’s Valentine series, themed “Coffee for your Valentine”, features three distinct gift packs. The first is the Coffee Beans – Gift Kit, featuring three mCaffeine naked & raw Coffee Bathing Bars, namely – Espresso, Cappuccino, and Latte – and a Bean Tray made of premium wood to place them. These Coffee Bathing Bars have a pH of 5.5 which is the same as human skin, which enables them to nourish and cleanse all skin types without drying them. The second is the Coffee Mood – Gift Kit which is an assortment of the naked & raw coffee face wash, face s...
Instant Tutor App Filo Raises $260K Pre-seed Round
Education, Investment, Startup

Instant Tutor App Filo Raises $260K Pre-seed Round

Instant tutor app Filo has raised $260K as part of its pre-seed investment round from Better Capital based on organic adoption by students purely driven by word of mouth. With the mission to democratize access to the best teachers, Filo was founded by school friends Imbesat Ahmad and Shadman Anwer in Oct 2020.  At any time more than 10 million students study for school exams, college entrance or government job exams but at least half of them lose motivation due to lack of timely & reliable support for their queries. On Filo, they can access a tutor on demand within just 60 seconds for a one- to- one video call. In a short period of time, 35,000+ students have completed 1.5 million minutes of sessions on Filo - getting help for critical questions from high quality tutors wit...
Eduvanz Raises $10 Million in Debt Funding
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Eduvanz Raises $10 Million in Debt Funding

Eduvanz, a Non-banking Finance Company (NBFC) that enables students to Study Now, Pay Later at 0% interest rates has raised $10 million in debt funding from multiple financial institutions including InCred Financial Services, Vivriti Capital, and Northern Arc Capital. Eduvanz aims at changing the way India pays for education by enabling learners to apply for low-cost loans via its digital platform. It has already enabled more than 25,000 learners and has disbursed loans worth Rs 300 crore. During the period of April 2020 to December 2020 when the pandemic hit the unique customer base of Eduvanz grew by four times and monthly disbursal of loans grew up three times. Says Varun Chopra, CEO, and Co-Founder of Eduvan...
TenderCuts Raises $15 Mn Led by Paragon Partners and NABVENTURES
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TenderCuts Raises $15 Mn Led by Paragon Partners and NABVENTURES

TenderCuts, the omnichannel meat & seafood brand today announced that they have raised INR 110 crore (USD 15 million) in a round led by Paragon Partners, a mid-market PE fund founded by Siddharth Parekh and Sumeet Nindrajog with participation from NABVENTURES, a leading agri-food tech VC fund backed by NABARD. The funding will allow TenderCuts to expand its current operations and pursue organic and inorganic growth opportunities. The funds will also allow the company to invest in scaling up its supply chain and technology infrastructure to support innovation and accessibility of its products and services. Founded in 2016 by Nishanth Chandran, TenderCuts is revolutionizing the way meat and seafood is sold in India. Indian consumers, unlike their western counterparts, prefer fresh...
TRUSTMF Banking & PSU Debt Fund NFO Raises Rs. 582.68 Crore
Banking, Finance, Insurance, News

TRUSTMF Banking & PSU Debt Fund NFO Raises Rs. 582.68 Crore

TRUST Mutual Fund’s maiden new fund offer (NFO) - TRUSTMF Banking & PSU Debt Fund has successfully raised Rs. 582.68 Crore. This is one of the recent NFOs with an extremely positive response. The first day AUM after the closure of NFO is Rs. 580.24 Crore. The NFO proceeds have been garnered from over 500 investors spread across 44 locations# through both digital & offline modes. The NFO has seen wide participation from both Institutional, Corporate, Family Offices, HNI, and Retail Investors, which is an indication of the faith posed by them in a well- structured & transparent investment process with a unique LimitedACTIV methodology developed by Trust AMC in a strategic knowledge partnership with CRISIL. CRISIL will also assist in the process of filtration of investment uni...