And to underscore that, The Mom Project — a Chicago startup that focuses on connecting women, including parents, with jobs from organizations specifically open to employing people who meet that profile — is announcing a $25 million round of funding to expand its business. The plan will be to enhance both aspects of the business: more tools for enterprises to better engage The Mom Project’s community, as well as manage the recruitment and employment of people better; and more tools for Mom users, including building out an interactive community (and forums) to better “address the pain points of family and career,” Robinson said. As we noted when we previously profiled The Mom Project, it was started when Robinson herself struggled to return to work — her previous career had he working as an executive at Pampers — after having a child, and it’s a problem that she is not alone in having identified, and the focus on addressing that and executing well on it is one reason The
Made In China Products Now Banned From Emarketplace The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has asked government officials to ensure that Chinese products are not purchased through government e-marketplace (GeM) or any other source. Make In India: Govt Invites Global Ship Owners The government has recently revised its ‘Make in India’ policy for public procurement, which now invites global ship owners to flag their ships in India. Department of Commerce, DPIIT, Civil Aviation, BSNL Push For Local Manufacturing Multiple government organisations, including the Department of Commerce, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the Ministry of Civil Aviation, alongside BSNL, state electricity boards, have issued a policy directive to push local manufacturing and services in the country.
The National Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI) said that the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) recorded 1.98 Bn transactions worth INR 2,06,950 Cr in June 2020. NETC FASTag registered 81.92 Mn transactions worth INR 1,511 Cr in June 2020, compared to 55.17 Mn transactions worth INR 1,142 Cr in May 2020. IMPS recorded 198.68 Mn transactions worth INR 2.06 Lakh Cr in June 2020, as against 166.68 Mn transactions worth INR 1.69 Lakh Cr in May 2020.
Andela, the New York startup that helps tech companies build remote engineering teams while at the same time shrinking the digital divide by tapping talent out of hubs in Africa for those teams, is today announcing a big step up in its efforts. Founded in 2014 out of Lagos, Nigeria, and backed by investors like Generation (Al Gore’s fund), the Omidyar Network, Spark Capital and Chan Zuckerberg Education and valued at $700 million as of its most recent funding round last year, Andela has for the last six years focused on building a network based around the biggest tech hubs on the continent, building physical spaces in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, that helped source, vet and further train talent to become part of remote company teams for some 200 customers, with a large proportion of those in the US, including Cloudflare, Wellio, ViacomCBS, and Women Who Code. I don’t know what it means longer term but for now we are all living on Zoom.” While Andela is obviously expanding
India lost 2 Mn direct-to-home (DTH) television subscribers in 2019, findings from the Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report October-December 2019 published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) revealed. TRAI’s New Regulatory Framework Caused Fall In Subscribers The reasons for the fall in DTH subscribers are seen to be two-fold. Growing OTT Market Could Lead To Shrinking DTH Subscriber-Base Secondly, the fall in subscribers can be attributed to the growing market for over-the-top (OTT) video platforms in India.
For the past couple of weeks, the only bike-sharing service that has been operating in Paris is Vélib’, the public bike-sharing service based on docked bikes and electric bikes. Those electric bikes now belong to Lime, but Lime hasn’t relaunched the service yet (if it ever gets relaunched). When it comes to pricing, Bolt is trying to make its service as cheap as possible to attract its first users.
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Mobile applications TikTok and ClubFactory, among the 59 Chinese apps banned by the centre on June 29, will approach the government to clarify their position while maintaining that they were functioning in adherence to Indian data laws and regulations. The process entailed for blocking of apps in the IT Act will be followed and, “a government committee will look into it and will pass a more detailed order.” Banned Apps Yet To Be Removed From Google, Apple App Stores Meanwhile, among the banned Chinese apps, TikTok and Helo had disappeared from Google and Apple App Stores in India on Tuesday, pending government directives and a detailed legal order for the removal of Chinese apps. In a tweet posted on TikTok India’s official Twitter handle, Gandhi wrote: “TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law, and has not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government.” The move to
Indian news publishers have asked the centre to ban all news platforms in India with Chinese investment, in response to the Chinese government blocking access to Indian news portals. Ban On Indian News Portals In China Uncalled For Shailesh Gupta, President, Indian Newspaper Society (INS), called for the ban, pointing out how Indian news outlets have been banned in China and cannot be accessed even through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) because of an advanced firewall raised by the Chinese government. Shailesh Gupta called China’s ban on Indian news portals “uncalled for” and urged the government to “expeditiously” ban all access to China-backed media portals.
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