King May 11, 2019

London-based impact investor LeapFrog Investments said it has received commitments worth $700 million (around Rs 4,900 crore at current exchange rate) for its third fund, topping its initial target of $600 million. Investors that have made commitments in the new fund include insurers, pension funds and development finance institutions. Many limited partners from the first […]

King May 10, 2019

After making big sized investments in the Indian startup ecosystem, Japan-based telecommunications giant SoftBank is now looking to focus on early-stage startups. It had launched the $500 Mn SoftBank Acceleration Fund in March to focus on this segment and is now scouting for startups in Asia with a major focus on the Indian ecosystem. Citing […]

King May 7, 2019

In August 2016, I faced a task many startup founders fear most: I had to lay off more than 50 percent of our staff just two years after founding my company. I personally had to look these team members in the eye, tell them they’d be losing their jobs that day and watch their expressions […]

King May 6, 2019

Chewbacca, a fictional character, has left a lasting legacy on popular culture as well as science, as the naming of the beetle shows. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) On Saturday, May 4, Science News magazine’s Twitter handle replugged a report from 2016 with the words: “In a galaxy far, far away, Chewbacca is a 7.5-foot-tall Wookiee. On […]

King May 5, 2019

 In the 1980s leaflets were sent to every household warning the public: ‘Don’t die of ignorance.’ Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex In 1982, one year after the first Aids-related death in the UK, the DJ and Hansard reporter Terry Higgins died. His partner, Rupert Whitaker, and friends established what would become the Terrence Higgins Trust, now the […]

King May 3, 2019

In the past couple of months, rumours and speculations about Apple’s upcoming iPhone- the iPhone 11 – have given us a brief idea as to what the device, when it launches, would look like. A triple rear camera setup with a bump in the top two variants and a dual rear camera setup in the […]

King April 30, 2019

Shinjini Das speaks at the 2017 Silicon Valley LIT College Tour at San Jose State University. (Photo by Mark C.) MARK JEROME CRUZ From 2010 to 2014, new immigration plus births to immigrants added 8.3 million residents to the country, equal to 87% of total U.S. population growth within these four years. In 2014, there […]

King April 29, 2019

ITBP Constable recruitment 2019: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) has issued a recruitment notification for the posts of 121 Constable ( General Duty). The last date for submission of the application form is June 21, 2019. The applicants may apply in the prescribed format before the last date. The candidates must go through the official notification […]