PMO directs skills ministry to open 7,000 ITIs in one year

    Given the steep target, the skills ministry is exploring the possibility of offering soft loans to private players to open ITIs. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office has directed skills ministry officials to open within one year 7,000 new industrial training institutes (ITIs), or nearly half the number of all existing ITIs […]

    Nasscom opens 10,000 startups warehouse in Visakhapatnam

    The initiative aims to scale up the startup ecosystem in India by 10 times over the next 10 years. Nasscom will incubate, fund and provide support for 10,000 technology startups in India over the next decade. Hyderabad: Software industry lobby group Nasscom Tuesday opened a facility for startups in Visakhapatnam, where technology entrepreneurs with innovative […]

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    Amrita University’s incubation centre to invest $120,000 in four start-ups

    According to the Amrita University’s incubation centre, it has so far mentored 181 start-up ideas, built 31 products, filed for five patents and trained 6,700 students, and incurred zero loss from its investments. Chennai: Four start-ups have won seed funding worth a total of $120,000 (Rs.80 lakh) from Amrita Technology Business Incubator (TBI), supported by […]

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    JustRide raises $400,000 from a group of angel investors

    A screen grab of JustRide website New Delhi: Self drive car rental aggregator JustRide has raised $400,000 in a pre-Series A round from a group of angel investors including Dheeraj Jain, partner at Redcliffe Capital. JustRide said it will use the money to enhance its technology. The company is in advanced talks with an Indian […]

    Vanity Cube raises $300,000 from Unicorn Ventures, others

    Currently, Vanity Cube services users in Mumbai and Delhi. Mumbai: Delhi-based on-demand wellness and beauty services company Vanity Cube Pvt Ltd. said on Friday that it had raised $300,000 in an early stage round from Unicorn Ventures, friends and family. The company that was founded in 2014 by Renu Bisht and Pragya Upadhyay is looking […]

    MoMark raises $600,000 from YourNest Angel Fund, LNB Group

    MoMark offers small retailers customer analytics as well as a point-of-sale terminal with which they can accept money from any mobile wallet. Bengaluru: MoMark Services Pvt. Ltd, a Noida-based firm that makes mobile-based customer engagement platform for small and medium businesses, on Wednesday said it raised $600,000 from YourNest Angel Fund and the LNB Group […]

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    Buddy, a student micro-financing start-up, raises $500,000

    Bengaluru-based Buddy provides small loans to purchase smartphones and laptops among others to help the student during academic years. It has several short and long-term repayment plans across 3-18 months. Photo: HT Bengaluru: Student micro-financing start-up Buddy (GaragePreneurs Internet Pvt. Ltd) on Tuesday said it has raised $500,000 angel investment from Blume Ventures, Tracxn Labs […]

    Five Gadget Gifts Between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000

    Planning to buy something for a friend or a loved one this Diwali? The best kinds of gifts are the ones that last many years, and a well-timed tech gift could be the hit of the season. There’s a broad range of products that you can buy for someone, and we decided to break this […]

    Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 15,000

    “I need a smartphone with a good camera” – this is a common phrase used by several buyers who are out for a handset in the market. The point of the matter is that the camera has become one of the most important features users need in smartphones. Increasing popularity of social platforms such as […]

    Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 10,000 [February 2016]

    Not too long ago, if you wanted a great camera phone, you had to spend over Rs. 20,000 at the very least. While more expensive phones continue to have better cameras, technology has now evolved to a point where everyone can enjoy taking decent pictures, irrespective of the price point. (Also see: Best Camera Phones […]