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Mamaearth supports Richa Chadha in controversy over her Galwan remark, apologises

Mamaearth apologised after calls for its boycott for supporting actress Richa Chadha in the controversy over her 'Galwan says hi' tweet. In a now-deleted tweet, Mamaearth's Twitter page said Chadha's tweet could be interpreted as the Indian Army having an "upper hand" in Galwan. Calling the tweet "poorly-drafted", Mamaearth said, "We're a proud Indian company which respects...our armed forces." readmore...


Must crack India market: Unacademy CEO on Twitter exceeding 1 bn monthly users

Unacademy CEO Gaurav Munjal said Twitter must crack the Indian market if it wants to exceed a billion monthly users. Munjal was responding to a tweet by Twitter CEO Elon Musk who said that he expects Twitter to exceed a billion monthly users in 12 to 18 months. Twitter's penetration in the Indian market is currently quite low, Munjal claimed. readmore...


Elon Musk shares pic of his bedside table showing two guns

The world's richest man Elon Musk on Monday took to Twitter to share a picture which he claimed was of his bedside table. The pictures showed two guns, a gun case with an American Revolutionary War painting and several cans of Diet Coke beverage. "There is no excuse for my lack of coasters," Musk said in a tweet. readmore...


I keep hearing 2023 will be worse than 2022 for tech: Unacademy Co-founder

Edtech startup Unacademy's Co-founder and CEO Gaurav Munjal tweeted, "2023 will be worse than 2022 for tech. This is what I keep hearing." His tweet comes at a time when over 1,20,000 tech workers worldwide have lost their jobs as a result of cutbacks by US tech companies. Indians are said to be the most impacted by these layoffs. readmore...


Watching history unfold: Zoho CEO on protests in China over COVID-19 curbs

Zoho's billionaire CEO Sridhar Vembu on Monday likened the ongoing protests in China over the strict COVID-19 restrictions to the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. He tweeted, "Zero Covid policy is causing civil unrest in China. It is starting to look like Tiananmen Square of 1989, which I followed closely as a student at IIT." He added, "We're watching history unfold." readmore...


There's no BharatPe without me: Ashneer on report of 3 top execs quitting firm

Former BharatPe MD Ashneer Grover took to Twitter to share a report that said three senior executives have resigned from the company. Grover remarked, "Good people don't work for companies. They work with magical Founders...There's no BharatPe without Ashneer Grover." As per the report, CTO Vijay Aggarwal, postpe head Nehul Malhotra and Chief Product Officer Rajat Jain have quit. readmore...


Hope it's a misquote: Zerodha CEO as Mercedes exec blames SIPs for low sales

Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath has reacted to Mercedes-Benz India's incoming CEO Santosh Iyer saying that SIPs are a competition for the carmaker and has led to lower sales. "Isn't slow & steady growth much better...than debt-fuelled explosive growth where people borrow to buy depreciating assets?" Kamath asked. "I hope this is a misquote...[and] not what it reads," he further said. readmore...


Ghazal apologises for Mamaearth's tweet backing Richa, says 'Staff made wrong comment'

Mamaearth Co-founder Ghazal Alagh has issued an apology after the company's Twitter handle seemingly supported actress Richa Chadha in controversy over her 'Galwan says hi' tweet. Alagh said that a team member made a wrong comment and it "unintentionally hurt a lot of people". She further said that they don't support any opinion which is against India or its army. readmore...


Indian founders like us are called 'pa*****' in industry: Polygon Co-founder

Polygon Co-founder Sandeep Nailwal said in a recent interview, "Folks in the industry referred to Indian founders like us as 'pa*****' - a derogatory and ethnic slur." Speaking about the 2018 bear market, Nailwal recalled how people who studied in Stanford were still able to raise funds. "There was a perception that Indians couldn't build software infrastructure companies," he added. readmore...


Hiring platform Hirect fires 40% staff, CEO says 'Still have hundreds of employees'

Hirect, a chat-based hiring platform for startups, has fired 40% or 200 employees in what it termed as organisational restructuring. CEO Raj Das said that the company is undergoing a strategic change in its business model and remarked, "We still have hundreds of employees with us." As per LinkedIn, the Bengaluru and San Francisco-based startup has over 400 employees. readmore...


BharatPe confirms exit of CTO, CPO, 2 other top executives

BharatPe confirmed on Monday that four senior executives, including CTO Vijay Aggarwal, CPO Rajat Jain, PostPe head Nehul Malhotra and Technology VP Geetanshu Singla have quit. On reports of resignations, former BharatPe MD Ashneer Grover, who quit earlier this year, tweeted, "Good people don't work for companies. They work with magical Founders...There's no BharatPe without Ashneer Grover." readmore...


I led Tesla Roadster's design, got an honorary degree for it: Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded to a tweet "reminding" people of Tesla Co-founders Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard, and calling Musk "just a series-A investor who bought in". "I...led the design of...original Roadster. Eberhard was wealthy and could have risked his money, but was unwilling," Musk said. He added he received an honorary degree for his work on Roadster. readmore...


Vikram-S developer Skyroot plans to launch Vikram-1 within a year

Hyderabad-based startup Skyroot Aerospace, which was behind India's first-ever privately built rocket Vikram-S that was launched recently, plans to launch a bigger rocket within a year. Vikram-1 will be used to put satellites into orbit, Skyroot Co-founder Pawan Chandana said. Stating that the firm has raised around $68 million, Chandana said, "Now, we're good for first few launches to orbit." readmore...


Urban Company grants stock options worth ₹5.2 cr to 500 service partners

Urban Company on Monday said it awarded stock options worth ₹5.2 crore to roughly 500 service partners across India in November under Partner Stock Option Plan (PSOP). In March, Urban Company announced PSOP, a stock ownership plan worth ₹150 crore for its gig workers and service providers over the next five to seven years at near zero cost. readmore...


Was fired over my Asian background, not LSD use: US startup's ex-CEO

US startup Iterable's former CEO Justin Zhu has claimed in a lawsuit that the real reason for his termination was his East Asian background. He added Iterable's reason involving his use of LSD was "pretextual and a subterfuge". Zhu had helped organise 'Stand with Asian Americans', a coalition of executives who condemned violence against Asian Americans. readmore...


Harvard & IIT alumni-founded Covvalent raises $4.3 million in seed funding

B2B platform for speciality chemicals Covvalent, founded by Harvard and IIT alumni Sandeep Singh and Arush Dhawan, has secured $4.3 million in a seed funding round led by Nexus Venture Partners. The round also saw participation from angel investors including Zetwerk Co-founder Vishal Chaudhary, Livspace Co-founder Ramakant Sharma and BlackBuck Co-founder Rajesh Yabaji, among others. readmore...


SpaceX to launch Japan's HAKUTO-R Mission 1 to Moon on Nov 30

SpaceX will launch Japanese firm ispace's HAKUTO-R Mission 1 to the Moon on November 30. This will be the first privately-led Japanese mission to land on the lunar surface. Following landing, HAKUTO-R's M1 will deploy a small United Arab Emirates rover, called Rashid. SpaceX will also be launching NASA's Lunar Flashlight mission along with HAKUTO-R Mission 1. readmore...


CRED to acquire Hyderabad-based SaaS startup CreditVidya

Fintech unicorn CRED will acquire Hyderabad-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) player CreditVidya for an undisclosed amount. In a statement, CRED said that the deal is a mix of cash and stock and closure of the deal is subject to requisite approvals. The statement further added that both companies will operate independently and CRED will extend its employee stock program to CreditVidya workforce. readmore...


Edtech startup Classplus definitely overvalued: Unacademy CEO

Unacademy CEO Gaurav Munjal said that Tiger Global-backed edtech startup Classplus is "definitely overvalued" and cited the growth of his group company Graphy, which is a competitor to Classplus. In an internal Slack message seen by Moneycontrol, Munjal said, "Graphy is...doing almost ₹25 crore in monthly Gross Merchandise Value. That's 50% of Classplus which...[has] a valuation of $500 million." readmore...


SpaceX launches its 26th Dragon commercial resupply mission to ISS

SpaceX on Sunday launched the Dragon capsule's 26th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the ISS. The capsule carried solar arrays, dwarf tomato seeds and a range of science experiments. Besides this, the capsule also carried treats for the astronauts on the space station, like ice cream, spicy green beans, cranberry apple desserts, pumpkin pie and candy corn. readmore...


S Korea ready to offer tailored incentives to Tesla, SpaceX: Prez

South Korea is ready to offer "tailored" incentives to Tesla, SpaceX and other firms to attract investment in the country, President Yoon Suk-yeol said. "If Tesla, SpaceX or other companies are considering more investment in Korea including constructing a gigafactory, the government will do [its] best to support the investment," Yoon said. He added Korea offers highly skilled workers. readmore...


WazirX blocked over 700 accounts from Apr-Sept for crypto crimes

Cryptocurrency exchange WazirX blocked over 700 accounts on its platform between April-September over illegal fund transfers, crypto scams and forgery. In the third edition of its transparency report, WazirX said 828 requests were received from Indian and Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies. "The level of awareness around crypto needs to extend to its ill uses too," WazirX CEO Nischal Shetty said. readmore...


Move beyond fintechs, focus on climate change: Sitharaman to startups

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked startups and investors to look beyond fintechs, Software as a Service (SaaS) and explore "less glamorous" areas such as climate change and farming solutions. She said the Indian economy will suffer unaffordable losses if climate change issues are not addressed, adding that these issues have a direct bearing on the country's supply chain. readmore...


Indian techie says Tesla fired Eberhard cause he lied to board, Musk replies

Tesla CEO Elon Musk agreed with Indian techie Pranay Pathole, who met him in Texas earlier this year, on Sunday when he tweeted Tesla Co-founder Martin Eberhard was fired because he lied to Tesla's board about Roadster's "true profitability". "Correct," Musk said in response to the tweet which also stated that it's because of Musk that Tesla exists today. readmore...


Zerodha wouldn't have happened if not for NSE and NOW: CEO

Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath wished National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India on Twitter on NSE's 30th anniversary. He credited the formation of his company to NSE's free software Neat On Web (NOW), claiming Zerodha wouldn't have happened if not for NSE and NOW. NOW is a trading software offering direct connectivity to NSE for trade execution and live data feed. 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.

Mid-infrared light is particularly good for closely observing gas and dust. Our notion of "surprise" when it comes to astronomy images has slightly changed now that we have a strong lens focused on … [+1538 chars] readmore...


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

Sign up for our free Health Check email to receive exclusive analysis on the week in health Get our free Health Check email Two new strains of coronavirus have emerged in the UK, health officials h… [+2669 chars] readmore...


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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