Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit seeks $1 billion valuation in funding round.

Richard Branson's satellite-launch business Virgin Orbit is looking to raise up to $200 million in a funding round that could value it at around $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.Branson's space ventures compete with those of fellow billionaires...

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Amazon Great Indian Festival to begin on October 17: Here are the top offers.

Amazon India is gearing up for another major festive sale. Amazon India will host the Great Indian Festival on its platform this month. The annual festive sale will begin on October 17 and it will go on for a month. During this time, the company will offer a bunch of offers and discounts on the purchase...

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Jio designed to help India lead fourth industrial revolution, says Mukesh Ambani.

Having missed most of the first three industrial revolutions, India has its chance to lead the fourth industrial revolution through a convergence of its IT prowess, ultra-high-speed internet connectivity and affordable smart devices, billionaire Mukesh Ambani said on Thursday.The richest Indian man,...

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Facebook takes a big step in merging Messenger with Instagram, lets users text each other from a single app.

Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term idea of merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram is finally taking shape. Earlier this year we saw WhatsApp coming up with Facebook Messenger Rooms button, letting people jump directly to Messenger and start video calling. Now, the firm has decided...

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Car mishap on Dammam-Khobar Highway: Thousands mourn tragic death of 3 NRI best friends.

Indians across Saudi Arabia, especially those hailing from southern state of Kerala, mourned the tragic death of three youth who lost their lives in a car crash.Muhammad Shafeeq, Ansif, and Sanad, all aged 22, were involved in a car accident while they were returning after attending the National Day celebrations...

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Casio India launches new G-Shock watches and one of them is Dragon BallZ limited edition.

Watch brand Casio India has updated its ever-so-popular line of G-Shock watch in India with the GM-110 and a limited-edition Dragon BallZ (GA-110JDB-1A4). The second one here seems more interesting as its aims to bring back the 90s anime feel with its distinctive design. The GM-110 has a metallic look...

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Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umrah pilgrimage from Oct. 4.

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would start allowing pilgrims to perform Umrah in gradual stages, while taking the necessary precautions. The Ministry of Interior said the decision was made after assessing the developments of the coronavirus and in response to the desire of Muslims around the world to perform...

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Manali Desai first Indian-origin woman to head a Cambridge dept.

Sociologist Manali Desai has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge, making her not only the first Indian-origin woman to head a department in the 811-year-old university but also the first woman of colour to hold such a role.Desai, who calls herself a “hybrid...

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Taj Mahal reopens for visitors with strict Covid-19 protocol.

Amid tight measures in place to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Taj Mahal reopened for tourists in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra on Monday. The monument has been shut since March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic.During the visit, a strict Covid-19 protocol will be followed for checking tourists. All visitors...

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Paytm app removed from Google Play Store.

Paytm has been removed from the Google Play Store. The app is no longer available to download for Android users. Google's move to pull the app from the Play Store is said to be linked with Paytm's fantasy games offerings.Interestingly Google India published a blog post today highlighting the Play Store’s...

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