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‘Yellow bindis’ mean high-risk: India’s new health map for women and children

Health workers Vimla Gochar and Lata Nayar arrange visits to new mothers, like Nirmala, according to highest priority. All photography by Amrit Dhillon. It’s 10am and time for the first home visit of the day. After consulting a colour-coded map on the wall of the village centre, the three female health workers make their way through the winding lanes of ... Read More »

How a Class X pass out built India’s largest mobile phone retail chain: the story of Rs 2,000 Cr Sangeetha Mobiles

Subhash Chandra L, Managing Director, Sangeetha Mobiles Bengaluru-based entrepreneur Subhash Chandra L comes across as well-educated and has a strikingly clear way of expressing his thoughts. In displaying his business acumen, he has no trouble recalling specific dates, numbers, and financial figures from over two decades ago. One might associate this with a fancy degree from an expensive, international university. However, Subhash ... Read More »

India’s mobile handset exports more than double; overtake last year’s exports in just 8 months

A special incentive scheme for the manufacture of mobile handsets and components may be unveiled in the upcoming budget.  Mobile handset exports from India have more than doubled in the first eight months of the current fiscal year. This is on top of a 132 per cent growth rate in the last fiscal as well. The overall exports of mobile ... Read More »

Paypal enters India’s $215 B education market via online platforms

One of the world’s largest online payment companies, Paypal, is now integrating its services with Indian online education platforms. The US-based company has been active in India since 2008 in the cross-border payments business. In 2017, PayPal launched its domestic operations in India. In April last year, Paypal went live for consumers of (domestic) online retail in India. Today Paypal works ... Read More »

India’s Defence Budget is Nearly Five Times the Health Budget

New Delhi: An analysis of the government’s budget allocation on major items shows that India continues to spend approximately five times more on defence than on health care. Defence accounts for 11% of India’s overall expenditures and health accounts for 2%. India’s defence allocation this year (2019-2020) is Rs 2,82,733 crore and health allocation is Rs 63,538. The defence budget is 4.8 times ... Read More »

From Wall Art to Talking Glasses, Meet Intel India’s Hardware Startups

HIGHLIGHTS Intel started the Plugin accelerator last year It’s intended to help hardware startups grow in India Intel held a demo for prototypes and products from 12 of the startups In 2015, Intel brought its Maker Lab hardware startup accelerator to India, working with 14 startups. Last year, the company partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and IIT-Bombay’s startup incubator, Society ... Read More »

Is India’s Home Finance Juggernaut Slowing?

Housing finance has been among the most predictable of loan segments in India. Demand, often from first-time buyers, has grown consistently thanks to the Indian obsession with owning a home. Often, loans are taken for homes that are being used by the borrowers themselves, which means that defaults are among the lowest in this category. This combination has attracted many. ... Read More »

Mukesh Ambani’s 4G Phone Targets Two-Thirds Of India’s Mobile Phone Buyers

India’s youngest telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. has launched a 4G-enabled feature phone as it looks to tap a market that contributes two-thirds of the handset sales in the country. The JioPhone, essentially a basic phone with some capabilities of a smartphone, will be “effectively free”, said Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the 40th annual general meeting of its parent ... Read More »

India’s first Dalit University to be established in Hyderabad by 2018

In a first, the Telangana government has plans to set up a university only for Dalit students. A proposal is under consideration to establish an exclusive university for Dalit students in Hyderabad. Representative image In a first, the Telangana government has plans to set up a university only for Dalit students who are aiming to pursue their post-graduation in the ... Read More »

India’s first floating elementary school in Manipur to render education to homeless

The school has been opened at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok village in Manipur under the initiative undertaken by All Loktak Lake Fisherman’s Union with the support of an NGO – People Resources Development Association (PRDA). In picture, Loktak floating elementary school ( Image source- .facebook.com/vishwanath.waikhom) RELATED STORIES Haryana: New university named after Guru Gobind Singh to come soon, says ... Read More »