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Swiggy raises $210 million from Naspers, DST Global

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Indian online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Thursday said it raised $210 million in a Series G funding from South Africa's Cape Town-based internet company Naspers and Hong Kong-based internet investment firm DST Global. This seventh round of funding received by Swiggy will also see the participation of its existing shareholder Meituan-Dianping, ...

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New Zealand PM gives birth to baby girl

Wellington, June 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a child while in office. In a post on her official Instagram account, Ardern said the baby arrived at 4.45 p.m. and weighed 3.31 kg, CNN reported. Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. We're all doing rea...

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Australia approves largest tax plan ever

Canberra, June 21 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday recorded a landmark victory as the Senate approved the largest tax reform ever that will ensure citizens pay less tax in future. The package was passed after the Centre Alliance performed a U-turn on its initial rejection of tax cuts for high income earners on Wednesday. The $106 billion Personal Inco...

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Sexual harassment at work place not being managed well in India: Huma Qureshi

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says people in India have a tendency to intimidate a woman when she opens up about sexual harassment, making her feel like an offender instead of a victim. She feels there is a need to create a safer and comfortable environment for women. To be honest, sexual harassment at work place is not being managed well. We often have a tendency to int...

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Indian public sector needs some fixing for true Cloud adoption

Washington, June 21 (IANS) The vast Indian public sector will embark on a true digital journey only once the government decides to relax old procurement rules, make the stakeholders aware of benefits of Cloud and get rid of the ageing IT infrastructure, a top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive has stressed. According to Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director, Public Sector-Asia Pacific...

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May faces down rebel MPs, wins vote for 'smooth' Brexit

London, June 21 (IANS) The government's Brexit bill has passed through Parliament after Theresa May saw off a revolt by Tory MPs. Peers accepted the amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill sent to them from the House of Commons, meaning the bill now goes for Royal Assent, becoming law. Earlier, the government won the vote 319 to 303, after assurances were accepted by would-be rebel...

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Boeing delivers Jet Airways first '737 MAX' aircraft

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing on Wednesday said that it has delivered the first of 737 MAX aircraft ordered by Jet Airways. According to the company, Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort. This delivery marks the first of 150 ...

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Germany sports chief predicts tough clash with Sweden

Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Oliver Bierhoff, sporting director for the German football federation, DFB said on Wednesday that his country's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden looks to be a tough game. Bierhoff acknowledged that defending champion Germany is under a great deal of pressure to win Saturday's game, after losing to Mexico 1-0 in the opening match of Group F ...

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Bank of Baroda ropes in IBM, Accenture for 'increased digitisation'

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Aiming to enhance business growth and portfolio diversification using digitisation, Bank of Baroda on Wednesday announced its partnership with technology majors IBM and Accenture to power its state-of-the-art IT Centre of Excellence (ITCoE) and Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACoE). With IBM's digital reinvention framework and innovation roadmap, we will enable the...

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UNISOC unveils two new mobile chipsets for AR/VR applications

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) China-based fabless semiconductor company UNISOC (formerly Spreadtrum Communications) on Wednesday launched its latest chipsets SC9863 and SC9832E for machine learning and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) related applications in India. The newly launched SoCs deliver high-end user experience, power efficiency, 3D face ID and support for next-generation ...

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Yahoo Mail launches app for Android 'Go' phones

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Oath Inc on Wednesday announced that Yahoo Mail is bringing a new application optimised for entry-level Android Go smartphones and a new version of its mobile website. Oath Inc is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications that is the umbrella company of digital content subdivisions including AOL and Yahoo. The Yahoo Mail Go app delivers the same features of...

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Hollywood stars rally against Trump's immigrant policy

Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Hollywood celebrities like Natalie Portman, Mindy Kaling and John Legend have spoken out against the controversial illegal immigration policy by US President Donald Trump's administration. Trump and his administration have come under heavy criticism of late for adopting a zero-tolerance approach to people illegally crossing over the American border from Mexico...

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A view through an infrastructure investor's prism

Perspectives on infrastructure assets vary widely: While investors focus on investment returns, policymakers analyse both financial and socio-economic benefits. It would be worthwhile for policymakers to view things through an investor's investment prism because an understanding of the critical factors that shape investment decisions will help frame better policies to expedite Indian infrastructu...

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Iran to oppose proposal to raise OPEC crude output

Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iran's representative to the OPEC was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Iran, along with Venezuela and Iraq, is going to veto the Saudi Arabia's proposal at the June 22 OPEC meeting in Vienna, Hossein Kazempour Ardebili was quoted by Tehran ...

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Oil prices decline ahead of OPEC meeting

New York, June 20 (IANS) Oil prices ended lower on Tuesday as investors were awaiting the upcoming the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting. The West Texas Intermediate for July delivery fell USD 0.78 to settle at USD 65.07 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for August delivery was down USD 0.26 to close at USD 75.08 a barrel on th...

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FIFA World Cup: Russia beat Egypt to lead group

St. Petersburg, June 20 (IANS) Russia defeated Egypt 3-1 in a Group A clash on Tuesday to virtually assure themselves a place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup here. An goal by Egypt defender Ahmed Fathi (47th minute) opened the scoring just after the break. Denis Cheryshev (59th) and Artem Dzyuba (62nd) produced two superb strikes in quick succession to give a formidable l...

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Hales, Bairstow tons take England to world record ODI total of 481/6

Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) England registered a world record total of 481 for 6 against Australia in their third One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Tuesday. Alex Hales (147 off 92) and opener Jonny Bairstow (139 off 92) plundered Australian bowlers all around the park as England bettered their previous world's highest total of 444/3 set in 2016 against Pakistan. Ja...

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Priyaka Chopra writing memoir on her 'private' journey

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is writing a memoir, titled Unfinished, which will be published simultaneously in India, the US and Britain next year. In the memoir, Priyanka said, she is ready to write about her feelings during the course of what has been a fascinating journey. The flavour of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me,...

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J&K unlikely to see normalcy: Owaisi

Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The BJP's decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor's rule won't bring normalcy in the state, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday. There will not be normalcy after Governor's rule is imposed... There will be further repression. The BJP's actual agenda is to scrap Article 370. No Kashmiri wil...

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Infosys opens digital centre in Marseille

Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys said on Tuesday it has opened a digital centre of excellence at Marseille to provide expertise to its clients in the region, and hire and train local talent. The centre will make digital offerings to companies in France as they navigate to the next state of their business journey, the IT major said in a statement here. The p...

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