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Bengaluru start-up’s AI tool can help analyse extent of lung damage in Covid-19 patients

The tool, LungIQ, can measure percentage of lung damage in patients through CT scans & help doctors understand how badly a patient is affected & if he needs a ventilator.
A surgery in session

Here’s how India can become a global bio-medical hub post Covid-19: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Indian start-ups are thinking creatively and using cutting-edge technology. But many of them are stuck at the stage of taking ‘ideas’ to ‘proof of concept’.
Medical workers attend to a suspected COVID-19 patient in Hyderabad | PTI

Govt funds start-up to produce device that reduces presence of coronavirus in closed space

Pune start-up has been given Rs 1 cr to increase production of Scitech Airon, which claims to reduce presence of the coronavirus in a closed room within an hour.
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The secret to startups like Uber, Airbnb succeeding is in their playbook

Startups such as Uber, Airbnb and Gojek are armed with centralised knowledge as opposed to smaller players who are dependent on fragmented expertise.
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In hunt for next big campus start-up, govt wants institutes to allot 1% budget, relax rules

AICTE’s new start-up policy also wants institutes to allow faculty & staff to mentor and work on such projects, and grant students various exemptions.
BookMyShow

How a Newton-apple moment in South Africa led Ashish Hemrajani to start BookMyShow

In the pre-smartphone era, BookMyShow's work involved physical delivery of tickets and COD. It was a logistical nightmare.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant surprised that Delhi-NCR has more start-ups than Bengaluru

A report by entrepreneur network TiE has revealed Delhi-NCR has 7,039 start-ups while Bengaluru has 5,234. Amitabh Kant urged the city’s rich to invest in them.
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India’s start-up scene isn’t as sexy as China’s, but it’s growing

Contract management & food delivery may not be as chic as electric cars or AI, but India is about to prove you don’t need to be hip to be hot.
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What slowdown? Global funds are chasing India’s start-up boom with a spree of deals

The rising interest in India occurs as investment in China’s recently start-up sector faces a steep drop-off & India assures political stability.

This Bengaluru-based startup is helping save India’s soldiers on the frontlines

Axio Biosolutions, which produces a cheap haemostat, is the first Indian company to receive US FDA clearance for a wound dressing.

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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
File photo of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation gas station in Mumbai

India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.

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Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.