Author Archives: Loknath Das

Deep tech startups win over ‘patient’ VC funds

MUMBAI: Funding in deep technology startups has seen a spurt with investors and VC firms pooling in more money in higher number of funding rounds in the past year as their appetite for niche products and platforms is growing significantly. Higher technology expertise, global ambitions and more availability of ‘patient’ capital have been the key reasons, experts conclude. A rising number of bets by ... Read More »

RIP Google+

That’s it for Google+,  Google’s failed social network that once tried to take on Facebook and Twitter. As scheduled, the company has now started deleting user accounts and their data. Chances are you’re not going to feel all that sad about the end of Google+ since you probably haven’t used it for years. But if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic, here’s a ... Read More »

[Jobs Roundup] Get into management consulting with these job openings

With new business ideas cropping up, there is an ever-growing need for management consulting, which helps companies on their strategies, work structure, and practices. Companies are always looking for such external expert suggestions for resolving their internal issues. Management consulting involves establishing a revised strategy for improvement and recommending an action plan. Their analysing skills help in finding the loopholes ... Read More »

All the new health & fitness features coming to iOS 13 & watchOS 6

The Health app Launching the Health app, it looks immediately different from that seen in iOS 12. No longer do four tabs span the bottom —they have been replaced with only two for Summary and Browse. Summary View The Summary view brings all relevant information to the front, populated by the health metrics you track. This can be dependant on what ... Read More »

RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

10 Crucial Questions To Make Your Résumé Land A Job

Business people handshake GETTY Your résumé is probably something you consider when changing careers or looking for a new job. Job searching doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it, especially if we focus on what I wrote about in this column. Thinking about the job search process and how it compares to things in your everyday life helps you ... Read More »

Telangana | Digital Job Exchange

Labour minister Ch. Malla Reddy (in white) at the launch of the DEET platform Job searches may no longer be a tedious affair, at least in one Indian state. A first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, the Digital Employment Exchange of Telangana (DEET) was launched on August 26, 2019. The online exchange uses data analy-tics and artificial intelligence to connect prospective ... Read More »

[Weekly Funding Roundup] Equity falls 88 pc as startups raise only $75.7M

This week, equity funding receded to just $75.7 million, 88 percent less than last week’s $624.6 million. This week’s funding was spread across just 14 deals, 11 of which were early-stage. The reason for a poor show was the absence of mega rounds and late-stage deals. Weekly funding roundup Early-stage deals Mumbai-based startup Atomberg Technologies raised $10 million as a part ... Read More »

Man, Woman Live Stream Suicide On Social Media In Punjab: Cops

Their bodies were found in the fields, police said (Representational) SANGRUR:  A young man and a woman shot themselves dead in Punjab’s Sangrur, streaming their suicide live on social media, police said Thursday. The alleged suicide took place at Gujjran village, about four kilometres away from Dirba town of Sangrur district, on Wednesday night, the police said. Their bodies were ... Read More »

Employee Provident Fund: Left job? Want to keep contributing to EPF? Read this

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) contribution rules: You can’t contribute after leaving job. Representational Image/Pixabay Employee Provident Fund (EPF) contribution rules: If you have left service, you cannot contribute to EPF anymore. As per rules, any contribution to the EPF by an employee must be matched by the contribution of the employer. The EPFO rules say, “In the absence of wages and ... Read More »