Category: India’s

Coronavirus Hits India’s Capital Delhi as Pandemic Fears Intensify
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Coronavirus Hits India’s Capital Delhi as Pandemic Fears Intensify

China’s neighbour India confirms its fourth and fifth coronavirus-positive cases. The authorities are now evaluating individuals that were in contact with the two patients. New Delhi’s first case increases fear towards a true global pandemic. India’s Ministry of Health has officially reported New Delhi’s first two cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Fears of a coronavirus pandemic…

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India’s ruling party accused of running deceptive Twitter campaign to gain support for a controversial law
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India’s ruling party accused of running deceptive Twitter campaign to gain support for a controversial law

Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party in India, has been accused of running a highly deceptive Twitter campaign to trick citizens into supporting a controversial law. First, some background: The Indian government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) last month that eases the path of non-Muslim minorities from the neighboring Muslim-majority nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh…

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India’s richest man is ready to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart
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India’s richest man is ready to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart

As Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart spend billions to make a dent in India’s retail market and reel from recent regulatory hurdles, the two companies have stumbled upon a new challenge: Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man. Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio, two subsidiaries of Ambani’s Reliance Industries, said they have soft-launched JioMart, their e-commerce venture that…

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India’s financial services firm Paytm raises $1B
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India’s financial services firm Paytm raises $1B

Paytm said on Monday it has raised $1 billion in a new financing round as the Noida-headquartered firm, which once dominated the local mobile payments market, attempts to fight back giants Google, Walmart’s PhonePe, and Facebook. The company said the new financing round, dubbed Series G, was led by U.S. asset manager T Rowe Price.…

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Watch India’s Chandrayaan-2 make its historic moon landing attempt right here
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Watch India’s Chandrayaan-2 make its historic moon landing attempt right here

It’s a big day for India’s highly audacious Chandrayaan-2 mission. The nation will attempt to land on the moon’s surface shortly as it inches closer to becoming the fourth in the world to complete a successful lunar landing. ISRO, India’s equivalent of NASA, is live streaming the landing on its website, and YouTube channel (embedded…

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India’s Reliance Jio inks deal with Microsoft to expand Office 365, Azure to more businesses; unveils broadband, blockchain, and IoT platforms
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India’s Reliance Jio inks deal with Microsoft to expand Office 365, Azure to more businesses; unveils broadband, blockchain, and IoT platforms

India’s richest man’s Reliance Jio, which has disrupted the local telecom and features phone markets in less than three years of its existence, is ready to foray into many more businesses. In a series of announcements Monday, that included a long-term partnership with global giant Microsoft, Reliance Jio said it will commercially roll out its broadband…

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India’s Meesho raises $125M to expand its social commerce business
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India’s Meesho raises $125M to expand its social commerce business

Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, has raised $125 million in a new financing round to expand its business in the country and change the way millions shop online. The Series D round was led by Naspers, and existing investors SAIF, Sequoia, Shunwei Capital, RPS and Venture Highway participating as well. Facebook also participated in the…

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