September 20, 2019

One year on since repeal of Section 377 in India: a third of the world’s countries continue to criminalize same-sex relations

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(New York) On September 6 a year will have passed since the Supreme Court of India made the historic decision to decriminalize same-sex relations, causing reverberations across the world, and symbolizing the global trend towards decriminalization. Maria Sjödin, Deputy Director of OutRight Action International, comments: “Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which made sexual behavior “against the […]

India’s 9-month-old CRED raises $120M to help people improve their financial behavior

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By Manish Singh From TechCrunch Many Silicon Valley companies and fintech startups in India today share a common mission: They all want to bring their financial services to the next billion users. Dozens of fintech startups that we have spoken to in recent months have told us that they all want to address much of […]

Cricket: Cornwall in Test squad to face India

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By Azad Ali from Caribbean Life Off-spinner and all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall is set to make his long-awaited Test debut after being named in a 13-man squad for the first Test against India starting next week in Antigua. The burly 26-year-old is the only new face in the squad, which also includes uncapped Shamarh Brooks, who […]

Frost & Sullivan’s Intelligent Mobility 2019 to explore new business models to bring together key stakeholders in the integrated mobility ecosystem in India

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Cutting edge mobility solutions and new use cases will be shared and discussed at the premier event Frost & Sullivan will host the Intelligent Mobility 2019 in India on 11th September in New Delhi. This unique forum aims to showcase the transformative shifts in the Indian automotive industry and will provide an excellent opportunity to network and be […]

Britain confirms it’s developing drone swarms, joining arms race with Russia, U.S. and India

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From WN Britain’s Royal Air Force has revealed that it is joining Russia, the United States and India in the race to develop drone swarm technology to be deployed alongside its F-35 and Typhoon squadrons, Russia Today reports. The Ministry of Defense is hoping to provide pilots with increased protection and survivability while also feeding them additional […]

Destinations of the week

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These are the 15 hottest destinations billionaires are traveling to in 2019 By Hillary Hoffower From Business Insider The ultra-rich are investing more in travel as a way to show off their wealth, and that includes everything from sabbaticals to brief vacations. We teamed up with luxury travel agency Original Travel to find the hottest spots billionaires are heading to this year. A few […]

India’s FreshToHome raises $11 million to expand its fish, meat, and vegetable e-commerce platform

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By Manish Singh From TechCrunch Shan Kadavil, who spent early days of his career managing tech support firm Support and then heading India operations of gaming firm Zynga,  says he had a calling of sorts when his son was born. Kadavil realized that much of the meat that sells in India is not exactly healthy. The perishables […]

The fDi Report 2019: Out now

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Discover the trends behind the figures​​ From fDi Intelligence We are delighted to announce The fDi Report 2019 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – is out now. Some key foreign direct investment trends spotted include: ​​China replaces the US as the highest ranked country for FDI by capital investment.​​ ​​​​Western Europe was the leading source […]

Worldwide Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband Market: 2029 Worldwide Prospects, Share, Crucial Players, Size, Competitive Breakdown and Regional Forecast

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From Micro Finance Post The Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband market report considers the present scenario of the Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband market and its market dynamics for the period 2019−2024. It covers a detailed overview of various market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study includes both the demand and supply sides of […]

India’s top judge faces sexual harassment storm

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AFP From DAWN India’s top judge fought off a sexual harassment storm on Saturday after a former Supreme Court staff member accused him of making unwanted advances and hounding her. Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said the accusations made by a 35-year-old former court assistant were “unbelievable” and an attempt to stop him hearing important cases. […]