GoPik Raises Funding From Private Investors In Singapore And India

The company’s aim is to boost its rural distribution through an online and offline network

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India’s rural engagement network GoPik Connect Pvt. Ltd announced on Wednesday it has raised seed round funding of an undisclosed amount from private investors.

The seed round funding will support the company’s growth ambitions, ability to ever expand the engagement network, and further develop the existing network at the grass-roots level.

The company aims to make all kinds of goods and services available at every nook and corner of the country by connecting people with people.

“The team and I are really excited to have the support of our

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Integral Ad Science Expands Business Operations in India, Appoints Mehul Desai as Country Head

“We’re continuing our expansion across APAC, and welcoming Mehul to the IAS team will help fuel our innovation and growth for the region,” said Laura Quigley, SVP APAC, IAS. “Brand safety, ad fraud, and viewability have become even more critical in a complex regional advertising ecosystem. IAS’s growth in India will enable us to bring much-needed transparency to brands placing their digital investments in the region, helping them safeguard the brand reputation and maximize campaign performance.”

Mehul brings more than 20 years of experience in building and leading innovative technology businesses to his new role at IAS, along with immense experience in engineering and R&D. He will help supercharge IAS’s product innovation and growth mandate in India, driving adoption of the company’s best-in-class measurement and verification solutions. Mehul will lead a team of ad-tech experts at IAS to establish strategic relationships with brands and agencies, helping them maximize

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Bharti Airtel best placed to play telecom sector’s rising smartphone penetration in India trend

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Led by India unlocking pent-up demand and channel stocking for the festive season, Q2 FY21 mobile shipments recovered to pre-Covid levels, up 180% QoQ to 79 mn. Recovery was led by smartphones, which jumped 3x QoQ/16% YoY to 54 mn and at the highest-ever share of 69% of total shipments. Feature phone shipments were down 30% YoY to 25 mn, led by a sharp 89% YoY fall in 4G feature phones to 1 mn. CLSA forecasts India’s smartphone user base to expand from 403 mn in FY20 to 590 mn by Mar-23CL, driven by a pick-up in smartphone migration. CLSA believes Bharti Airtel is best placed to play the sector’s rising smartphone penetration.

Q2 FY21 smartphone shipments jump:

IDC data for Q2 FY21 reveals India mobile shipments (smartphones + feature phones) although down 4% YoY, recovered a sharp 180% QoQ to 79 mn. Recovery was

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India to launch Shukrayaan Venus mission in 2024 after pandemic delays: reports

India plans to launch a new orbiter to Venus in 2024, a year later than planned, according to media reports.

A view of Venus from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft based on data captured in 1974.India is now planning to launch its own Venus orbiter in 2024.

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A view of Venus from NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft based on data captured in 1974.India is now planning to launch its own Venus orbiter in 2024.

The Shukrayaan orbiter will be the first mission to Venus by the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) and will study the planet for four years, according to SpaceNews, which cited a presentation by an ISRO research scientist at a NASA-chartered committee Nov. 10. 


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ISRO has been soliciting ideas for instruments for a Venus-based mission since at least 2018, according to its website. At the planetary science committee, ISRO’s T. Maria Antonita presented more information about Shukrayaan during a discussion about NASA’s new 10-year plan for planetary science, SpaceNews reported.

Related: India looks beyond the moon to Mars, Venus

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Xiaomi Mi 10i India launch speculated, could take on Moto G 5G

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  • Xiaomi could launch the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G in India as the Mi 10i.
  • The company may also launch the new Redmi Note 9 as the Redmi 9 Power in the country.

Xiaomi recently revealed a new set of phones under its Redmi Note 9 series in China. The biggest difference between these Redmi Note 9s and the previous models is 5G connectivity, 120Hz displays, and better cameras. Now it looks like at least one or two new Redmi devices are headed to India with a new name.

According to a Google Play Console listing spotted by XDA Developers and tipster Mukul Sharma, Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G in India as the Mi 10i. The phone carries the codename Gauguininpro, wherein the second “in” denotes an India launch.

The listing also confirms the presence of the Snapdragon 750G — another

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Sweden focused on science & technology in India

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Sweden aims to strengthen its ties with India in the area of science and technology as the two countries are celebrating the Nobel Memorial Week in the memory of the great inventor Alfred Nobel.

“I strongly believe that technology and knowledge translate to increased influence. During the Nobel Week this year, we have planned SHE STEM to address underrepresentation of women in technology and to empower girls and women,” Klas Molin, Sweden’s Ambassador to India, said in a statement.

Now in its 13th year, the Nobel Memorial Week is an annual event organised by the Embassy of Sweden in India in cooperation with the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai and leading Swedish businesses in India. The week was instituted in the memory of inventor-philosopher Alfred Nobel and celebrates innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

The two countries have organised several events online for the upcoming week.

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Motorola launches Moto G 5G, the most affordable 5G-ready smartphone in India

graphical user interface, application: Motorola will start selling the Moto G 5G in India from December 7.

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Motorola will start selling the Moto G 5G in India from December 7.

Moto G 5G is India’s most affordable 5G smartphone, though there is no way you can push this thing to its limits at this point of time unless of course you’re travelling overseas where the next-generation connectivity standard is available. No wonder Motorola calls it 5G-ready. Be that as it may, it is exciting how much tech Motorola has been able to cram inside this seemingly budget phone — by 5G smartphone standards.

“The Moto G 5G comes with support for 11 global 5G network bands which ensures that you are ready for any Sub 6 5G band that is launched in India,” Motorola said in a press release. The phone is also “compatible with most Sub 6 bands available globally, ensuring that you are truly global-ready.”

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SP Jain Global’s Bachelor of Data Science program ranked #1 in India

MUMBAI, India, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Bachelor of Data Science (BDS) program by SP Jain School of Global Management has emerged at the top spot in the annual Data Science Education Rankings by the Analytics India Magazine (AIM), India’s foremost data analytics publication.

The ranking is calculated from scores across several parameters such as course pedagogy, faculty profile and credentials, gender diversity, faculty to student ratio, graduation outcome, external relations, placement assistance, ROI, brand value and student review. With top scores in pedagogy and course structure, faculty profile and credentials, and faculty-to-student ratio, this latest ranking places SP Jain ahead of more established data science courses in India.

“We, at SP Jain School of Global Management, are thrilled to lead the way for students to develop the most important technical and analytical skills that will strengthen their value as data scientists and analysts,” shares Dr. Abhijit

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Ladakh LG calls for greater use of science and technology for local development : The Tribune India

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Chandigarh, November 28

The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur, on Saturday stressed upon the greater use of science and technology for the socio-economic development of the cold and arid region of the country.

Speaking online at the curtain raiser event of India International Science Festival—2000 (IISF) at the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) in Leh, he said that the utility of science and technology in Ladakh is extremely relevant and imminent for the population to sustain and adapt to the prevailing harsh environmental conditions.

Briefing the audience about the importance and relevance of observing the science festival, he urged all the stakeholders to promote and enable science and technology to reach every remote location of the country.

Elaborating upon the importance of utilizing science and technology to make a better and sustainable world, DIHAR Director, Dr OP Chaurasia, highlighted the development and dissemination of

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