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    This entrepreneur developed a water conservation solution for farmers; makes Rs 70Cr a year

    That the condition of farmers in India is despairing is no secret. From droughts and other natural calamities to credit gaps, this section of the society is clearly one of the worst affected.Driven by a desire to do her bit in redressing the situation, 23-year-old entrepreneur Maithili Appalwar has made a difference to the lives of thousands of farmers in...

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    Future of Work 2020: Bharat needs social networks for local language users, says ShareChat CEO

    To urban India, social media is often synonymous with English, but that doesn’t hold true in the hinterlands of India. Reason enough for local language social networking app ShareChat to bet big on Indian language internet users, who are likely to account for almost 75 percent of India’s internet user base by 2021. Four years after it was...

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    SpringWorks rolls out WhatsApp tool to verify govt IDs instantly

    Bengaluru-based HR tech startup SpringWorks (previously SpringRole) has launched a WhatsApp-based employee verification product called SpringVerify, which can verify someone’s identity and can instantly verify whether the government ID is valid or fake.Kartik Mandaville, Founder and CEO of SpringWorks, in his social media post, said the company has just launched a WhatsApp...

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    Facebook cancels annual F8 developer conference amid coronavirus concerns

    Facebook on Thursday cancelled its annual F8 developers conference, the biggest annual event for the US tech giant, over fears about the possible spread of the novel coronavirus.The gathering in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose -- which had been set for early May -- typically draws thousands of software makers from around the world who collaborate with the tech giant on...

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    This duo runs a supplemental school for over 100 children in rural Karnataka

    Located amid sparsely vegetated fields, interspersed with hills on one side and red clayey loams on the other, is Belakoo Education Trust, a supplementary learning centre for children. If you ever happen to walk into the village of Hangrapura in Mandya district of Karnataka, it is likely that you will hear about the place. What makes Belakoo Education Trust special...

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    Women entrepreneurship is becoming the norm in India and not an exception, says Geetika Dayal, TiE

    The perception of entrepreneurship, with its baggage of risk, has gone from being frowned upon to becoming aspirational, the new cool – taking the road less travelled. However, nothing changes the essence of entrepreneurship, which remains “an idea married to good execution,” according to Geetika Dayal, Executive Director of...

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    Exploration, immersion, connections: the creative journey of 'thorn artist' Sandy Theuerkauf

    Launched in 2014, PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In the earlier 450 posts, we featured an art festival, cartoon gallery. world music festival,  telecom expo,  millets fair,  climate change expo,  wildlife...

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    This woman entrepreneur's skincare brand is made from superfoods

    The idea of beauty, ever since Lakme launched make-up in India in 1952, has undergone a sea change. The changing focus from external beauty and fairness creams to natural and organic lines are ensuring that women are looking more at self-care and the beauty within. With the evolution in the understanding of beauty, the industry has also shifted to accommodate new perspectives...

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    It has been a shared dream, says Yosha Saluja, spouse of Nitin Saluja, Co-founder and CEO, Chaayos

    A psychologist and an HR specialist, Yosha Saluja worked with Reliance Communications for a few years before she moved to the US with her husband The idea of Chaayos was dreamt and brewed together there.Yosha has played an important role in bringing the idea to fruition, sharing Chaayos’s story on social media to being the first employee and...

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    This IAS officer from Jharkhand is changing lives with healthcare and education initiatives

    Education plays an important role in the growth and development of the country. Healthcare is also an important sector that needs to be developed for citizens to thrive and work towards progress.Aditya Ranjan, an IAS officer from Jharkhand, is working on ground with workers to improve the healthcare and education system of Singhum district in...

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