Oyo Hotels acquires Innov8, expands co-working space business

BENGALURU: OYO Hotels and Homes, the world’s third-largest chain of hotels, homes, managed living and workspaces, on Tuesday confirmed its acquisition of Innov8, a co-working spaces provider, highlighting the company’s increasing focus on the fast-growing segment. While Oyo did not disclose financial details of the Innov8 acquisition, it is pegged to be around $30 million, according […]

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India June Business Sentiment Lowest Since 2016: Survey

India’s slowing economic growth, water shortage and regulatory hurdles have taken its business sentiment in June to the lowest level since 2016, a survey by market research firm IHS Markit showed on Monday. The aggregate of private-sector companies forecasting output growth during this year fell to +15% in June from +18% in February. The level […]

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Agri-Business Incubation Centre started in Chhattisgarh

An Agri Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh. The centre has been set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur. AIR Raipur correspondent reports that  Agri Business Incubation Centre is set up under the National Agriculture Development Scheme- RAFTAAR. The objective of the scheme is to make farming […]

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Building a business ecosystem in Coimbatore

Selvakumar Varadharajan, founder, Layman Agro Image: C P Shanmugham for Forbes India Eight years in Bengaluru until 2013 gave Selvakumar Varadharajan, 38, almost everything: Career, money, exposure to a cosmopolitan society, and the blues. The bling was blinding. Renouncing a big city life would have taken longer had this humbling realisation not dawned upon him. […]

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Could Dropouts Be The Solution To The Education Crisis?

In the United States, more students drop out of college than receive a degree. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only four in 10 students receive a degree within six years and only 20% graduate with an associate’s degree from a two-year institution within three years. Over the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have […]

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Can Beto O’Rourke Catch Up On Education Policy?

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke during a meet and greet at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery, in March 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ASSOCIATED PRESS Beto O’Rourke is one of the Democratic hopefuls who hasn’t articulated much of an education plan. On his official website, education doesn’t even make the list of issues. His kick-off speech included […]

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Paytm announces expansion in education space, wants to offer test preparation content, academic loans and more

Indian digital payments giant Paytm on Tuesday said that it is looking to significantly expand the education services category on its platform. At present, the company claims to be working with private and government educational institutions to offer admission forms, exam results, applications for government jobs, coaching, test preparations, scholarships, study abroad, skill development, certification […]

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Tredegar health centre: Park land sale could boost £10m project

Part of a public park could be sold to a health board developing a £10m health and wellbeing centre. The so-called “super surgery” on the site of the former Tredegar General Hospital would take over land currently used for sport at Bedwellty Park. Blaenau Gwent council officers say most people welcomed the plans in consultation, […]

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Ruling against Amazon may prove broader blow to its business model

Los Angeles: A federal court ruling that Amazon.com Inc. can be held liable for a dog collar sold on its website that partly blinded a woman could complicate the online merchant’s business if it is applied broadly. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in Philadelphia, overturned a judge’s decision that Amazon was shielded under the Communications Decency Act, […]

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