How technology plays a critical role in transforming healthcare in India

Perhaps now more than any other time in our history, we are realising the importance of technology in social service delivery, and its role in enhancing the general quality of life. Growing up in India, where the majority has minimal access to basic public amenities like healthcare, one develops an appreciation for the value of enabling such technologies that assist and scale service delivery in the context of developing countries. Technology can be transformative in delivering healthcare services, where the density of doctors is one per 1,000. A strong imbalance…

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[Startup Bharat] Meet edtech startups that are taking quality education to non-metro cities across India

India’s small towns and cities harbour big dreams and ambitions. But often, students from these cities are at a disadvantage as they don’t have access to the quality education their counterparts in metros do. How will experimentation and innovation flourish if students can’t build on a solid foundation of learning? Students in the metros gain from big players like Byju’s, Khan Academy, and AlmaMapper, but those in Tier II, III, and IV towns are often forced to migrate to educational hubs, including Kota and Hyderabad, or Tier I cities for their education….

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2019 Honda Civic India review, test drive

WHAT IS IT? It is the Honda Civic; and for a car that once had such a strong fan following in India, not much more introduction is necessary. Only one generation of the Civic was sold in India – the eighth-gen model, between 2006 and 2012 – and it was so impressive that we even crowned it our 2007 Autocar India Car of the Year. It wasn’t just its deftly articulated blend of space, comfort, reliability, driving pleasure and premium feel that won us over, but also just how futuristic…

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Aye Finance Raises $10 Mn To Boost Micro-Lending Portfolio In India

Fintech lending company Aye Finance has raised $10 Mn (INR 71.32 Cr) in a debt funding round from global impact investment manager, responsAbility and Northern Arc, through the issuance of non-convertible debentures. This is the twelfth debt funding round raised by Aye Finance so far. The company has raised a total of $102.25 Mn (INR 727.5 Cr) as a combination of equity and debt funding since its inception in 2014.  The venture is equity funded by four venture capital funds including SAIF Partners, CapitalG, Accion International and LGT. With this…

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OnePlus 6T to launch in India first, followed by China and Europe

While we’ll have to wait until the end of the month for the OnePlus 6T to go official, it won’t be much longer after that until we can actually buy one. As we reported earlier, the phone will hit China on November 5 and now we have the launch dates for Europe and India too. India will get it first – Amazon will kick the sales off on November 2 at 12:00pm local time. You can grab an INR 1,000 gift card as a sort of pre-order and you’ll get free Bullet Type-C headphones…

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How I Convince People To Shed Their Fears And Travel To India

Credit: Gerald Eskenazi Sunrise Over Mumbai The first time we came back from India, I told everyone about the cows in the street in downtown Delhi. I told them about the elephant that blocked our way on what passes for a “highway.” I told them about dodging the cars (usually successfully) as we crossed a street in Mumbai. Or about the 7-year-old kids hawking souvenirs as the sun rose above the majestic Taj Mahal.  It wasn’t even 8 o’clock in the morning, and school was in. Who was taking care of…

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Fatca doesn’t prohibit NRIs from investing in mutual funds in India

Photo: iStock I am an NRI and have been told that I can’t invest in mutual funds in India because of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca). Is that true? If yes, what is the next best option for me to invest in? —Abhay Gupta Ever since Fatca has been enforced, financial institutions outside the US have become increasingly reluctant to deal with US entities. This has also led many people to think that Fatca prohibits any transaction between US entities and non-US financial institutions. But Fatca does not prohibit NRIs from…

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Oppo Find X With Stealth Camera Unveiled in India, Price in India Is Rs. 59,990: Event Highlights

Oppo Find X price in India will pit it against iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S9 HIGHLIGHTS Oppo Find X price in India is Rs. 59,990 The smartphone’s USP is the narrow bezel display and pop-up camera It also has 3D facial scanning, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM The Oppo Find X India launch event has started, bringing the bezel-less smartphone with motorised camera a step closer to fans in the country. Rishabh Srivastava, Product Manager, Oppo has taken the stage to highlight the top features of the new Find X smartphone. Oppo…

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Vivo Nex S Price in India Spotted on Amazon, Will Be Called Vivo Nex: Report

HIGHLIGHTS A report claims to show the Vivo Nex S price and availability Only the flagship Vivo Nex S is expected to arrive in India There might be a Rs. 5,000 exchange discount Vivo Nex S is all set to launch in India at an event slated for July 19. With a pop-up selfie camera and 91.24 percent screen-to-body ratio, the Vivo Nex-Series was introduced in China in June 2018, with the Nex A and Nex S models. While the official invite did not explicitly which variant would be coming to the Indian market, a new development…

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Facelifted Honda Jazz all set to challenge Maruti Baleno & Hyundai i20 Elite in India

Honda is set to launch a facelifted version of the Jazz premium hatchback to take on hot sellers in the segment, such as the Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. While both the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 clock over 10,000 units each in sales every month, the Honda Jazz is a distant third in the premium hatchback segment, with average sales of less than 3,000 units each month. To make the car more appealing to prospective buyers and boost sales, Honda is lining up the facelifted version….

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