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Allow NRIs to stay in India for 182 days a year: Narayana Murthy to Sitharaman

Infosys Co-founder NR Narayana Murthy urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to bring back the old regime which allowed non-resident Indians (NRIs) to stay in India for a maximum of 182 days a year, instead of 120 days at present. Murthy said that NRIs add value to the country, "do not ask for anything in return" and positively impact Indian startups. readmore...


Binance ends wallet services to WazirX, asks it to remove all funds

Binance has announced that WazirX can no longer use its wallet services after the crypto exchange failed to "retract false public statements" over its ownership. "Since Zanmai (WazirX operator) has refused to clarify their misleading statements, Zanmai has till 3 February...to remove...funds," Binance said. The dispute started when Binance stated last year that it didn't own any equity in WazirX. readmore...


Failed pretty hard at my first startup & it sucked: CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI which created ChatGPT, said that he "failed pretty hard" at his first startup and "it sucked". The 37-year-old tweeted, "I wish someone told me during the first one...that no one else thinks about your failures as much as you do." Altman co-founded a location-based social networking app called Loopt at the age of 19. readmore...


Even I'm trying: Anupam Mittal as man asks 'How to get money stuck with Lido?'

Shark Tank India's judge and edtech startup Lido Learning's investor, Anupam Mittal, responded to a man on Twitter who sought his help. The man asked Mittal, "Kindly inform us how to get stuck money from Lido." Mittal responded, "Even I am trying." Lido Learning shut operations owing to a cash crunch and filed for bankruptcy in 2022. readmore...


Paytm reports first-ever operating profit of ₹31 crore

Paytm reported its first-ever operating profit in the quarter-ended December 2022, three quarters ahead of its target. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA), without accounting for employee stock option costs, stood at ₹31 crore for the quarter. Meanwhile, Paytm's loss narrowed to ₹392 crore as revenue from operations surged to ₹2,062 crore. readmore...


Spotify CEO launches healthcare startup Neko Health

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has launched a Stockholm-based healthcare startup Neko Health. As per the startup's website, its non-invasive full-body scanner can detect and measure the growth of birthmarks, rashes and age spots. Neko says its 360-degree body scanner comes equipped with over 70 sensors. It was founded by Hjalmar Nilsonne and Daniel Ek. readmore...


WazirX moves funds after Binance ends wallet services to the firm

Crypto exchange WazirX on Friday said it has started transferring funds held with Binance to other wallets. "Users can continue to trade, deposit & withdraw funds as usual. Your funds are safe with us," it said. This comes after Binance said it's ending wallet services to WazirX over the exchange's "misleading claims related to Binance's alleged role" in operating WazirX. readmore...


'Generative AI' latest term to enter every pitch deck: Anupam

Shark Tank India judge Anupam Mittal took to Twitter and said 'Generative AI' is "the latest term to make it into every pitch deck". "Early signs of the beginning of the next bubble," the Shaadi.com Founder further wrote. His statement comes as a study by UBS said OpenAI's viral AI chatbot ChatGPT has become the fastest-growing consumer application in history. readmore...


IIT Kanpur unveils haptic smartwatch for visually impaired

IIT Kanpur on Friday announced the launch of a "haptic smartwatch for the blind and visually impaired" in association with Ambrane India for mass manufacturing. Director Abhay Karandikar said this touch-sensitive smartwatch overcomes the limitations of conventional watches for the visually impaired. "It provides a private and accessible way to display time and health information," he added. readmore...


SpaceX awarded shared NASA contract worth $100 million

Elon Musk-led SpaceX is part of a payload contract NASA has awarded for as much as $100 million over a decade. SpaceX will share the contract with Lockheed Martin's Astrotech Space Operations, NASA said. The missions that SpaceX and Astrotech will work on involve launching satellites to observe the Earth or spacecraft that visit deep-space destinations in the Solar System. readmore...


Google invests $400 mn in AI startup making ChatGPT rival: Report

Google has invested around $400 million in AI startup Anthropic, which is developing a chatbot called Claude to potentially compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT, Bloomberg reported. The startup's Co-founders Daniela and Dario Amodei previously worked with OpenAI. While the firms have not commented on the investment, they announced a partnership wherein Anthropic will use Google's cloud services. readmore...


Meta wins court case to acquire VR startup Within Unlimited

A US judge on Friday released a ruling denying Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) request to stop Meta from acquiring virtual reality startup Within Unlimited. FTC filed the case against the deal last year, saying it would "tend to create a monopoly". A Meta spokesperson said the company is "pleased" with the ruling and looks forward "to closing the transaction soon". readmore...


India 3rd in startups, biggest exporter of vaccines: Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur claimed that India has become the world's biggest exporter of vaccines, mobile phones and defence equipment. He said that the country is now the hub of the startup ecosystem in the world, ranking third with 90,000 startups and 107 unicorn companies worth $30 billion. He gave credit to the country’s youth for the achievement. readmore...


Govt-recognised startups won't attract angel tax: DPIIT Secy

Startups recognised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) won't attract angel tax, Secretary Anurag Jain said. The Budget 2023 extended the angel tax provisions to transactions involving foreign investors which were previously applicable only to local resident investors. The angel tax is charged on amount raised by startups in excess of their fair market value. readmore...


Microsoft-backed startup FarEye lays off 90 employees: Report

Microsoft-backed logistics startup FarEye has laid off 90 employees citing macroeconomic challenges, Inc42 reported. As per the report, the layoffs impacted employees across departments, including tech, sales and product. The latest round of layoffs comes eight months after the startup laid off around 250 employees in June 2022. readmore...


We may attempt a Starship launch next month: Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the firm may attempt a Starship launch next month. "If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month," Musk said, in response to a tweet asking about Starship. In January, Musk said there was a "real shot" at launching Starship in late February. readmore...


In 1998 China threatened to shoot down a balloon I was in: Branson

British billionaire Richard Branson took to Twitter to share an incident from 1998 when China threatened to shoot down a balloon he was in. "I was in a balloon that flew far off course above Mt Everest and...into Chinese territory (steering balloons is very difficult!) China threatened to shoot us down, but calm heads prevailed," he wrote. readmore...


No funding winter, funds waiting for more innovative startups: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that funds are waiting to see more innovative startups from India and there is no scarcity of funding. "It's not as if there is a funding winter or scarcity of funds," Sitharaman said. Private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) funding to Indian startups fell to a 63-month low in January. readmore...


Rise in borrowings to buy vehicles, credit cards worrying: Kamath

Zerodha Co-founder Nikhil Kamath took to Twitter and said, "The trend of increasing borrowing to purchase consumer durables, vehicles [and] credit cards is worrying." "[Is this] COVID-19 effect, or is this normalising now?" Kamath questioned. "Habits inculcated around overspending through COVID-19 might prove costly with interest rates climbing higher," he further added. readmore...


₹120 cr allocated to Kerala Startup Mission in state's Budget

Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal on Friday presented the state government's Budget for 2023-24 in which ₹120.52 crore was allocated to Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM). The fund includes ₹20 crore for Kochi Technology Innovation Zone and ₹70.52 crore for Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programmes. The government will also support agritech startups through 'Make in Kerala' initiative. readmore...


₹477 cr approved to incubators under Startup India scheme: Govt

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash said over ₹477 crore have been approved to 133 incubators under Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) as of December 31, 2022. Of the approved amount, around ₹211 crore has been disbursed. On a regional basis, Maharashtra-based incubators were allocated the highest amount at ₹74.5 crore, the government data showed. readmore...


₹7,980 cr committed under Fund of Funds Scheme for startups: Govt

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash said that ₹7,980 crore has been committed to 99 Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) as of December 31, 2022, under the Fund of Funds Scheme (FFS) for startups. He further added that ₹3,400 crore has been disbursed to 72 AIFs, which have in turn made investments of ₹14,077 crore in 791 startups. readmore...


Paytm has become a verb in India: CEO on 1st-ever operating profit

Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma took to Twitter after the company reported its first-ever operating profit in the quarter ended December 2022. "From our first app release to becoming a verb in India to operating EBITDA profitability milestone - all in 10 years," Sharma wrote. He added, "Paytm [was] built from scratch with conviction on Digital India." readmore...


It's an era of 'why' based brands: Ghazal Alagh on brand building

Mamaearth Co-founder Ghazal Alagh said it's important to ask one question while brand building and that is, "Why do you exist?" "This is an era of 'why' based brands. It's lesser about 'what' you're selling and more about 'why' you're selling," Alagh stated, adding, "Define your why and add value to every product you sell." readmore...


Ant Group's Senior VP Douglas Feagin resigns from Paytm board

One97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm, informed in a regulatory filing that its Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director Douglas Feagin has resigned from the board. Feagin, who's Ant Group's Senior VP, joined the board ahead of Paytm's IPO in 2021. Feagin said his resignation is in recognition of Paytm's "growth as a publicly-listed company and the maturity of the business". readmore...


Flu season 2022 started a month early, severity is highest in 13 years - The Washington Post

The flu has hospitalized a record number of people this season, underscoring the potential for a perilous winter of respiratory viruses with covid-19 and RSV.

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NASA's James Webb Telescope Captures Stunning Image Of Pillars Of Creation - NDTV

This time, the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on board the James Webb Space Telescope managed to capture the ghostly landscape.

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen announce divorce after 13 years of marriage - CNBC

NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen said they will divorce after 13 years of marriage.

NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen are getting divorced after 13 years of marriage, they announced Friday. "We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time w… [+1713 chars] readmore...


Russia ends civilian pull-out before Kherson battle - BBC

An eight-day operation ends in Kherson city as Russian officials prepare for a Ukrainian attack.

Russian officials say they have completed an operation to move civilians out of the occupied southern city of Kherson ahead of an expected battle with advancing Ukrainian forces. At least 70,000 ci… [+4359 chars] readmore...


Study shows link between genetics and response to electroconvulsive therapy - UM Today

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment reserved for the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Positive results are not guaranteed. Could genetic insight in the f

October 28, 2022 — Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment reserved for the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Positive results are not guaranteed. Could gen… [+3731 chars] readmore...


Free Fire MAX keeps downloading expansion packs: How to solve - Sportskeeda

Free Fire MAX is one of the most famous names in the mobile battle royale genre. The title has gained millions of downloads and a massive player base with its impressive dynamics and premium graphics.

Free Fire MAX is one of the most famous names in the mobile battle royale genre. The title has gained millions of downloads and a massive player base with its impressive dynamics and premium graphics… [+2878 chars] readmore...


Britain’s first Hindu prime minister is destroying Tories’ pitiful vision of diversity - The Guardian

We should quickly abandon wishful thinking in order to be truly ready for Rishi Sunak

The world has watched in appalled fascination as the UKs ruling party scrapes the bottom of its human resources barrel: it found there its first Black chancellor of the exchequer and then, to clear u… [+6664 chars] readmore...


Rishi Sunak backtracks on £10 missed NHS appointment fines - BBC

Rishi Sunak made the pledge during his first attempt to become Conservative leader earlier this summer.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has scrapped a Tory leadership campaign pledge he made to fine patients in England £10 if they miss GP or hospital appointments. He made the pledge during this summer's l… [+3449 chars] readmore...


Intensive BP Lowering Harmful in Acute Ischemic Stroke: ENCHANTED2/MT - Medscape

The ENCHANTED2/MT trial, which was investigating intensive lowering of blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke patients after mechanical thrombectomy, has been stopped early due to safety concerns.

A large randomized trial that was investigating intensive lowering of blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke patients who had undergone mechanical thrombectomy has been stopped early because of safe… [+9545 chars] readmore...


Explore CISA's 37 steps to minimum cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Dive

The agency placed a premium on low cost, high impact security efforts, which account for more than 40% of the goals.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released its long-awaited, cross sector cybersecurity performance goals Thursday, in a bid to raise the security baselines. Far from esoteric, the… [+1566 chars] readmore...


Red Bull fined £6m by FIA over Formula One budget cap breach in 2021 season - The Guardian

Red Bull have been fined $7m (£6.05m) after breaching Formula One’s budget cap, the FIA has announced

Red Bull have been given a $7m (£6.05m) fine and a 10% reduction in aerodynamic testing for breaching the 2021 cost cap. The FIAs decision was issued on Friday having concluded an agreed breach agree… [+5138 chars] readmore...


Reports: Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, immediately fires CEO - CBS News

Musk is in charge of the social media platform and has fired its CEO and other executives, numerous reports say. Musk tweeted, "the bird is freed."

Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter and ousted its CEO and at least two other top executives, according to numerous reports. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press Thursday n… [+4897 chars] readmore...


New record-high diesel price next week, petrol also pricier | Fin24 - News24

Fuel prices will increase on Wednesday after the rand weakened and oil price rose in October.

On Wednesday, the price of unleaded petrol (both 93 and 95), will increase by 51c a litre, while diesel will rise by R1.43 a litre. This will push the Gauteng price of diesel to R25.49 a litre - a n… [+1862 chars] readmore...


Supreme Court strikes down law requiring sex offenders to be automatically added to registry - CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a 2011 change to the Criminal Code requiring sex offenders to automatically be added to the sex offenders registry is unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a 2011 change to the Criminal Code requiring sex offenders to automatically be added to the sex offenders registry is unconstitutional. In a five to four s… [+5369 chars] readmore...


Azam Khan Disqualified As UP MLA After Conviction For Hate Speech - NDTV

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's assembly seat was declared vacant by the Uttar Pradesh speaker this evening, formalising his disqualification as the MLA from the Rampur seat.

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's assembly seat was declared vacant by the Uttar Pradesh speaker this evening, formalising his disqualification as the MLA from the Rampur seat. Mr Khan, Vidhan sabh… [+1461 chars] readmore...


Synthesizing quantum nanomagnets via metal-free multi-porphyrin systems - Phys.org

A team of researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, working with a pair of colleagues from Harvard University, has developed a new way to synthesize single quantum nanomagnets that are based on metal-free, multi-porphyrin systems. In their paper published…

A team of researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, working with a pair of colleagues from Harvard University, has developed a new way to synthesize single quantum nanomagnets that are based on m… [+2735 chars] readmore...


Fencing Commences 2022-23 Campaign With Temple Open - Penn Athletics

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania's men's and women's fencing teams open their regular season this weekend with the Temple Open, joining 21 varsity and three club teams from around the country.

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Two new Covid variants found in UK with hundreds of cases detected - The Independent

The UK Health and Security Agency has warned rapid growth has been identified in the strains

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Quentin Tarantino Responds To Kanye West Claims He Stole His Idea For ‘Django Unchained’ - Deadline

Quentin Tarantino is setting the record straight on Kanye West’s claims that the director stole his idea for the plot for his Oscar-winning film Django Unchained. West made the claim in an interview earlier this week with Piers Morgan, telling Morgan he pitch…

Quentin Tarantino is setting the record straight on Kanye West’s claims that the director stole his idea for the plot for his Oscar-winning film Django Unchained. West made the claim in an interview… [+1331 chars] readmore...


Stock market news live updates: Stocks push higher as Apple boom outweighs Amazon miss - Yahoo Canada Finance

U.S. equities elbowed their way past an earnings miss from Amazon to open higher Friday after a rough week of third-quarter financials from Big Tech.

U.S. stocks elbowed their way past an earnings miss from Amazon to charge higher Friday, boosted by an Apple beat that helped offset some concerns from a a rough week of third-quarter Big Tech result… [+3559 chars] readmore...



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