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Pandemics are catalysts for innovation and quick solutions to the problems caused by lockdowns. This applies to all industries, including agri-tech. The impact has varied across the agriculture industry, but on the whole, things are looking up. Due to a variety of technological advances, Indian agriculture is once again undergoing irreversible change. When the first lockdown was announced, the supply chain was severely disrupted due to mobility restrictions. Farmers were unable to carry on with…

The top five tech news stories of the week are as follows: Every week, we’ll send you a newsletter chock-full of disaster stories and technological gaffes. This week, Apple and Facebook made headlines for the wrong reasons, while Google was investigated by Indian antitrust authorities. Twitter is not far behind, having paid a large sum to settle alleged fraud charges. 1. Twitter The massive “fraud” settlement with Twitter On September 20, investors who believe Twitter…

A report by Nasscom and WazirX, titled “Crypto Business in India,” predicts that the Indian cryptotechnology industry will be valued $241 million by 2030 and $2.3 billion internationally by 2026. According to the article, numerous worldwide banks have begun purchasing cryptocurrencies, and a handful in the United States, Europe, and Asia are developing blockchain-based systems that will allow their customers to make B2B bitcoin payments to one another. The Indian cryptocurrency market has experienced fast…

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he and his Indian counterpart and “dear friend,” Narendra Modi, have agreed on several important new initiatives, including a low-emissions technology partnership and a low-cost solar programme, to strengthen economic ties between Australia and India. Modi and Morrison met on Thursday to discuss the rapid progress of the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including the recent “two-plus-two” dialogue, as well as regional developments and the upcoming Quad meeting, which US…

Indian tech unicorns are gaining ground while Chinese tech unicorns are losing ground. Is this a sign of good fortune or a burst bubble? “The last thing India can afford is a burst bubble, forcing capital, talent, and technology to flee and seek refuge elsewhere,” writes Bhaskar Chakravorti. Tiger Global Management, a New York-based investment firm, is well-known for pursuing unicorns — startups valued at $1 billion or more. If we followed the Tiger’s shifting…

Today, every organisation is working to make the environment more sustainable. While most businesses do it as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, the number of organisations advocating for the sustainability of their products and services has grown. Almost all major technology companies, for example, advocate for long-term environmental programmes and reduced carbon emissions. This includes using less environmentally hazardous materials and recycling old products. A few mobile phone companies have also decided not…

The CBSE is now using blockchain technology to verify academic records, which has grown in popularity as a result of the global cryptocurrency craze. Board examination markings from Grades X and XII will now be stored using blockchain technology, with records kept in three different cities across the country by five different digital registrars. This project, known as CBSE Academic BlockChain Documents (ABCD), was created in technical collaboration with the National Informatics Centre, the Center…

Following China’s crackdown on its technology industry, according to Sumant Mandal, managing partner of March Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in the United States, global investors looking for new opportunities in emerging markets will turn their attention to India. Investors are increasingly concerned with “government risk” when evaluating Chinese technology companies, according to Mandal, who spoke in a video interview. The co-founder of the California-based company Santa Monica, Mandal, believes that India’s startups…

During my time as a technology columnist for The Washington Post, I spent years investigating and advocating for readers like you to regain control of their data and devices. Greetings and welcome to the Help Desk, a brand new group of journalists from the Washington Post who are here today to offer confident advice on personal technology. Our technology team is unique in that we are concerned with your personal and professional life rather than…

Fittr, a health and fitness community platform, announced on Thursday that it has received USD 11,5 million (roughly Rs 84,7 crore) in funding from Dream Capital and Elysian Park Ventures. Sequoia Capital’s India Surge, an existing investor, was also involved in the A Series financing round. Dream Capital is Dream Sports’ venture capital and M&A arm, while Elysian Park Ventures is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ private investment arm. Ambit served as Fittr’s sole financial advisor.…