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Code for Kerala: KSUM joins hands with IBM, NASSCOM

In a unique initiative to create solutions to mitigate the fallout of natural disasters by improving preparedness for relief operations, the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has planned a two-day hackathon from September 7 here for social good. The programme, titled “Call for Code Kerala Challenge,” will be held at Meet Up Cafe, Thejaswini, Technopark, in partnership with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). The event, which assumes […]

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Intersight Tours & Travels CMD Abraham George inducted in National Tourism Advisory Council as an expert member

Mr. Abraham George, Chairman and Managing Director of Kochi-headquartered  Intersight Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd., has been inducted in the National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) as an ‘individual expert member’, in a major recognition of his expertise and services in the tourism sector. Mr. George, who is a recipient of the State Tourism Award for the Best Inbound Tour Operator of Kerala, had earlier served a stint (2013-17) as President […]

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UST Global Partners with Mobile App Testing platform pCloudy Partnership toenable mobility teams with the most comprehensive set of quality assurance tools for end-to-end Mobile App Testing needs

UST Global, a leading Digital Transformation solutions company, today announcedits partnership with pCloudy, aCalifornia based Mobile App testing platform with more than 50,000 users across the globe. It is one-of-its-kind full life cycle testing platform for mobile apps developers, quality engineers and DevOps teams. This partnership will enable UST Global to offer digital applications with quality at high speed to their clients via a continuous testing process that leverages pCloudy’s Mobile […]

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IMTMA’s 12thNational Productivity Summit Showcases Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth in Manufacturing as Industry 4.0 Adoption Scales up across India

The 12th edition of Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association’s (IMTMA) National Productivity Summit got underway today. The summit was inaugurated by Mr. M.M.Murugappan, Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group and Dr.V.Sumantran, Independent Director, UCAL Fuel Systems. Also present were Mr. P. Ramadas, President, IMTMA, and Mr. V. Anbu, Director General & CEO, IMTMA. The two-day summit, held on 24 -25 August 2018, will enable the delegates to learn about the best shop floor […]

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Kerala start-up provides vital help to rescue ops in flood-hit areas

A Geo Spatial Technology Solution with built-in drone mapping and location intelligence, developed by Kerala-based start-up Strava Technologies, has helped save many lives during the devastating floods in Kerala by providing critical support to the massive real time rescue operations undertaken by the Defence teams and state agencies. Mentored by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the solution developed by Strava Technologies provided vital intelligence to the Army, Navy, Air Force, […]

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Manappuram Finance to donate Rs. 2 crore for flood relief to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

Manappuram Finance Ltd. has announced a contribution of Rs 2 crore in aid of flood-hit Kerala. The Managing Director and CEO of the company, Shri V.P. Nandakumar will hand over the amount to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday, 24th of this month. “As a responsible corporate citizen with deep roots in Kerala, we would like to do our best to mitigate the immense suffering of the people of […]

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US-based NetObjex acquires Servntire in KSUM scale-up space

California-based NetObjex has acquired Servntire Global, a blockchain solutions providing startup in the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) scale-up space, to expand its product and customer base in the blockchain arena. NetObjex is an operating platform for digital assets, utilising artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) with applications in manufacturing, supply chain, transportation and smart cities. The terms of the deal, however, remain undisclosed. Servntire offers a trade finance product and real time […]

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GTech Announces Rs25 Crore Contribution from IT Community

Group of Technology Companies (GTech), representing the Kerala IT community, has announced a target contribution of Rs25 crore over the next 12 months, towards the Government’s rehabilitation efforts. This will be a community-driven initiative involving the IT companies in the State and their employees. The preliminary contributions from GTech member companies have exceeded Rs 5 crores and many associates and clients of IT companies in Kerala have already pledged their […]

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K S Srinivas takes over as MPEDA Chairman

Shri K.S. Srinivas, a 1997 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, formally took over (13th August) as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, bringing to the office his years of administrative expertise in various government departments. Prior to his new assignment, he served a stint as Joint Secretary in the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of […]

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CTCRI-CISSA Workshop for Banana Farmers Organised

Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Thiruvananthapuram in association with the city-based Center for Science and Social Action (CISSA) organized a Banana Farmers workshop today at the Kalliyoor GramPanchayat Hall. The workshop was inaugurated by V Lathakumari, Member, DistrictPanchayat. Classes on topicssuch as ‘Use of tapioca-based organic pesticides in banana farming’, and ‘Organic farming methods’ wereled by Dr C A Jayaprakash, Head, Crop Protection Department, CTCRI; N Sreekumar, […]

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