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    Government denies plan to extend 21-day coronavirus lockdown

    The government on Monday said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown, which came intro force on Tuesday midnight.The Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting tweeted, saying Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba had denied media reports claiming that the government would extend the lockdown.Of survival, stimulus, and solidarity - India's story...

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    A VC guide on how startups can survive the coronavirus business freeze

    The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to its knees. Businesses are crippled, industries are seeking bailouts, economies are in distress, and SMEs and startups too have not been spared.As businesses across the world scramble to assess the damage and how best to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on their operations, for the startup world, the implications are even...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Of survival, stimulus, and solidarity - India's story under lockdown

    The battle against the novel coronavirus continues. The global stock market crashed, wiping $21 billion off Mukesh Ambani's wealth. Even Apple lost its trillion-dollar valuation. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb further spread of the virus. Following this, many migrant workers lost their jobs and...

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    Startup employees stare at an uncertain future with pay cuts, layoffs due to coronavirus crisis

    Anand Jayaramanna (name changed), an engineer working with a startup in Bengaluru, was literally shown the door last week as the company could not withstand the sudden slowdown in business due to coronavirus lockdown.“It was all very sudden, and they did not give us any notice. I have savings only for the next three months. After that it is going...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    To democratise online education, Lido Learning built its edtech platform in only 23 days

    Sahil Sheth, the Founder of Lido Learning has been in the edtech industry for the last 8 years. His first company Infinite Student focused on disrupting the self-paced textbook market by helping students access video lessons mapped to their curriculum via a mobile app.The team at Lido.[Funding alert] Edtech startup Lido Learning raises $3M in Series A from...

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    Coronavirus: This startup's contactless biometric systems saw a boom in demand after COVID-19 outbreak

    On March 6, the Delhi government called for the suspension of biometric attendance systems with immediate effect until March 31 (with a likely extension). Organisations were urged to create alternative employee sign-in mechanisms in the wake of the novel coronavirus that was believed to have been transmitted via human touch. Soon after,...

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    With AIIMS, Dr Lal Pathlabs as clients, this medical diagnostic startup is eyeing Rs 100 Cr business

    Dheeraj Jain, an investor working in the life sciences segment for decades, always felt that there was a need to create a transformational entity in the healthtech sector. “I saw tremendous potential in using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in sync with biotechnology,” he tells YourStory. To harness this...

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    Coronavirus: COVID-19 updates for March 29

    The coronavirus pandemic has tightened its grip over the world. The total number of cases worldwide have crossed 680,000, with over 32,000 deaths being reported from all corners of the world, according to Worldometers.In India, the number of COVID-19 cases have touched 987, with a total of 25 deaths, and 87 people recovered. In his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Post COVID-19 new economy will bring equilibrium: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon

    Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, is known to be outspoken and at the forefront of issues that matter to the society at large.The self-made billionaire walks the talk and is not one to shy away from voicing her opinion on contentious issues. It is no wonder that entrepreneurs like myself look up to here and absorb her wise words,...

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    Jack Ma Foundation, Alibaba donate medical supplies, COVID-19 test kits to India, other nations

    Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation on Sunday announced donation of essential medical supplies, including face masks and COVID-19 test kits to India and six other nations to help combat the spread of coronavirus."Collectively, these seven countries will receive a total of 1.7 million face masks, 1,65,000 test kits, as well as protective...

    • 18 hrs ago