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Kerala, Delhi startups emerge winners in Global Impact Challenge

Kerala-based startup Ajna and  Brun Health from Delhi won the Global Impact Challenge (GIC), jointly organised by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and the US-based Singularity University (SU), at  the grand finale held at Technopark here on Saturday. The two winning teams will get an opportunity to attend the SU Incubation Programme that lasts 10 weeks. EasyKrishi (Karnataka), SunEmison Solar (Chhattisgarh), and SignNEXT Assistive Technology LLP (Kerala) were declared the top three performers behind […]

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Spices Board labs to conduct pesticide residue test for cardamom farmers: Chairman

Spices Board Chairman Shri Subhash Vasu has said that farmers can test the presence of pesticide residue in cardamom in the labs of the Board itself, sparing them of the inconvenience of taking their produce to far off places to conduct this important test. Shri Vasu, who took over as Chairman of Spices Board recently, disclosed this while interacting with a group of small scale farmers at the Spices Park […]

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Cleantech innovation in nascent stage in India, says expert

India needs to improve on cleantech innovation, especially in creating successful commercial models, an  expert in the field said on Thursday, emphasising that this is an area where great opportunities await the startups. “The overall investment pouring into cleantech start-ups is increasing especially in Asia region. But India is yet to take a leap in this sector”, said Mr. Ananth Aravamudan, Senior Advisor and Energy Sector Lead, Villgro Innovations Foundation. He was […]

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Pune Machine Tool Expo 2018: Spotlight on India’s Western Region 27 – 30 September, Auto Cluster, Pune

Bengaluru, 5thJuly 2018: Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is organizing the second edition of Pune Machine Tool Expo (PMTX 2018) in Pune. The expo spread over 4 days will feature exhibitors displaying technology and innovations in metal cutting and metal forming. Pune is known as the Detroit of western India. The city is base to a large number of industries in automotive, heavy engineering, aerospace, defence, ordnance and many […]

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Global Impact Challenge contestants meet CM

The participants of the ongoing Global Impact Challenge (GIC), jointly organised by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and the US-based Singularity University (SU), visited Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan at his Chamber here on Wednesday. The Chief Minister interacted with the 21-member group, hailing from different states, showing keen interest about the details of the projects being presented by them at the GIC, which started on July 2 at Technopark here. Dr. Saji Gopinath, […]

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Ideas pour in at Global Impact Challenge event

Ideas may look vague while they remain on paper.  But the startups taking part in the Global Impact Challenge (GIC) at the Technopark here are confident of giving them concrete shapes and positively impacting lives of millions. True to their social commitment, 25 startups from different states participating in the event pitched riveting ideas in diverse sectors ranging from Environment, Education to Healthcare. The India GIC, which commenced at Technopark here on […]

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Raviz Hotels & Resorts appoints Sanjay Kaushik as the new COO

The Raviz Hotels & Resorts has appointed Sanjay Kaushik as their Chief Operating Officer. Raviz Hotels & Resorts is the fastest growing hotel chain part of RP Group. Sanjay Kaushik moved to Raviz from IHG where he was the Area General Manager, West India. Sanjay Kaushik brings in 22 years of experience in the hotel industry. He holds proven track record in business turnarounds. Sanjay Kaushik started as a Judo […]

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UNWTO partners with IE Business School to promote tourism innovation and entrepreneurship

Madrid (Spain), June 29, 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IE Business School, one of the world’s leading executive education centers, have agreed to join forces to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the tourism sector. Both will promote the role of academia within tourism innovation. UNWTO has invited IE Business School to provide its support in the framework of UNWTO´s new strategy on innovation and digital transformation. This […]

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Oushadha Biksha Yatra reaches the capital city

Oushadha Biksha Yatra, organised by Nelliakkattu Sreedhareeyam Oushadheswari  temple of Koothattukulam to cover 114 temples in the state,  entered Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. The campaign had its stop-over at  Mahadeva Temple at Kilimanoor in Thiruvananthapuram district,  after touching  a string of temples at Adoor, Kottarakkara,  Chadayamangalam and Nilamel in the adjoining districts. The fourth day’s campaign, starting from the famed Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in the state capital tomorrow, will  visit  Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Devi Temple, Sreedhara Mangalam […]

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India’s spice exports register 8% growth in volume to earn Rs 17,929.55 cr in 2017-18

Exports achieve 100% target in volume, 101% in rupee and 105% in dollar terms Export of small cardamom creates an all-time record; chilli fetches maximum earnings  Maintaining a healthy growth trajectory for its quality spices in international markets, India exported a record 10,28,060 tonnes of spices and spice products valued at Rs.17,929.55 crore in 2017-18 as against 9,47,790 tonnes worth Rs. 17,664.61 crore in FY 2016-17, registering an increase of 8% […]

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