Sajan C Kumar

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One lakh jobs, 5000 firms by 2023: Tamil Nadu startup policy aiming for the sky

The Tamil Nadu govt is proposing to set up a Rs 250-crore fund for startups. The thrust areas include biotech, electronics, healthcare, etc.

tamil nadu, employment News

Workers of two Pfizer units may get up to Rs 15 lakh severance package

US pharma major Pfizer is said to have formulated a compensation package for its workers at Chennai and Aurangabad production facilites which are being closed down by the company due to the lack of commercial viability.

pfizer, us, maharashtra News

Chennai To host SaaS BooMi, Asia’s largest SaaS conference

SaaSBooMi will feature product showcases, workshops on go-to market strategy and investor-readiness sessions.

chennai, asia News

Closure of two production units won’t impact India operations, says Pfizer

US pharma major Pfizer said it has a long-standing commercial and manufacturing presence in India for more than 60 years and the decision to shut down two of its production sites would not have any impact on its other commitm

Pfizer, Pfizer worldwide, US pharma company,  Pfizer India commercial operations, USFDA News

Triangular contest: TCS, Wipro & Tech Mahindra in race for job to spruce up patent processing system

The office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has shortlisted a total of ten companies out of 19 bids it received by inviting expression of interest (EoI).

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Mayday! Air Carnival goes for liquidation as no investor finds it airworthy

The Chennai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has ordered liquidation of Coimbatore-based beleagured regional airline Air Carnival.

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Facebook gets Indian patent for system that helps provide error-free translation

Country's patent office has granted an Indian patent to Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook for an invention relating to a system that enables the social media giant provide quality and error-free translation of texts for its member

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IP tribunal rules Murugappa’s BSA trademark well-known, asks Malaysia firm to remove similar one

It submitted the Malaysian company ought to have been well aware that TI’s BSA is a well-known mark and has deliberately copied the same.

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In latest battle over patents, TVS Motor rides past Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto filed pre-grant opposition against two patent applications filed by TVS Motor – one relating to a multi-valve cylinder head assembly for a small capacity spark ignition engine, and the second one for a cylinder h

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EarlySalary: New startup is here to disburse salary into you account

The fintech start-up has entered into partnerships with over 200 large companies in the country to offer salary advances to their employees

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Power of data science: Tamil Nadu ties up with IIT Madras for data-driven governance

State government seeks to tap the power of AI and Blockchain technologies in areas of health, education and agriculture

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Ashok Leyland ups shareholding in Optare to 99.08% to help arm slash debt burden

UK-based bus maker Optare has said its parent company Hinduja flagship Ashok Leyland (ALL) has increased its shareholding in Optare to 99.08% from 98.31% during 2017-2018 to convert Optare’s debt to equity, resulting in sig

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IPAB rejects plea against iPhone’s Apple logo and trademark

In a reprieve to Apple, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has dismissed a rectification application by Tamil Nadu-based iVoice Ventures, seeking removal of the former’s trademark that combines ‘iPhone word-

iPhone, Apple logo, Apple trademark, iVoice, iPhone with Apple logo, USPTO Tamil Nadu News

Aye Finance: This startup claims to have grown 350% annually, plans pan India expansion

Aye Finance plans to open new branches, service more business clusters and have a pan-India presence

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Walmart seeks patent for drones to deliver products

Walmart, in the patent application, said in a modern retail environment, there is a need to improve the customer service and one aspect of that is delivery of products.

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TOPXIGHT Labs: A startup creating companies to transform industries

This start-up studio has launched five firms operating in sectors such as sports, synthetic vision, financial services, music and cyber security.

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Post Unicorn tag, Freshworks plans to invest on products, expand internationally

Girish Mathrubootham, founder and CEO of Chennai-based SaaS firm Freshworks has said the focus for him now will be to invest on products and expand internationally.

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Water recycling: VA Tech Wabag bullish on West Asia, Africa markets

Chennai-headquartered pure-play water technology company VA Tech Wabag is betting big on the West Asian and African markets as these regions have limited freshwater and the only way to meet demand is either by desalinating se

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TCS sees BFSI growth story sustainable in medium term

Country's largest IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), bouyed by its BFSI turnaround in the first quarter of FY19, has said the growth of the vertical is sustainable at least in the medium term as the banking,

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Facilio: Buildings on autopilot

As a facilities optimisation platform, Facilio uses IoT and AI to drive sustainable operational efficiency across commercial real estate portfolios.

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Tamil Nadu raising $600 million from Phoenix of Luxembourg

The Tamil Nadu government is raising around $600 million (about Rs 4,000 crore) as investment from Phoenix SA of Luxembourg through its asset management company (AMC) Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Corporation (TNI

Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu government, TNIFMC, Luxembourg, Phoenix SA, LIC News

Facing NPA heat, Karur Vysya Bank and Lakshmi Vilas Bank plan to raise capital

Hit by growing bad assets, two private sector lenders from southern India —Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) and Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) — on Tuesday announced their plans to raise capital.

Banking & Finance News

Secur Credentials: This start-up has signed up clients in the retail and e-commerce space

This start-up, which got listed on NSE last year, has signed up clients in the retail and e-commerce space.

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With Lanco in NCLT, Tamil Nadu scouting for new contractor for Rs 5,421-crore project

The Tamil Nadu government is looking to apppoint a new EPC contractor for its Rs 5,421-crore Ennore Thermal Power Station (ETPS) expansion project that has been stalled mid-way because of the invsolvency case against Lanco In

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CavinKare plans IPO for 2020

CavinKare registered a turnover of Rs 1,600 crore for FY18 compared with Rs 1,300 crore logged a year ago.

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Economic turmoil in Turkey hits Redington’s overseas business

Chennai-based IT and lifestyle product supplier Redington, popular for being one of the iPhone distributors in India, said its overseas business during financial year 2018 had been impacted by economic turmoil in Turkey.

Redington, Chennai, iPhone distributors in India, Redington India, Turkish Lira News

PHI Commerce: Winning over the fence-sitters

The PayPhi eCOD interface sends SMS and email notifications to consumers to make digital payments on delivery.

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