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Unitus Ventures secures investment of Rs 75 crore from SIDBI bank

Unitus Ventures has secured an investment of Rs 75 crore (USD 10 million) under SIDBI's Fund of Funds for Start-ups initiative. Funds received from SIDBI will strengthen the deployment of Unitus' second fund that was launched in 2018.

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Small industrial Development Bank of India HQ: Lucknow.

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Satpal Singh Satti named Himachal finance commission chief

Former President of BJP’s Himachal Pradesh unit, Satpal Singh Satti is appointed as Chairman of 6th State Finance Commission. The committee will review financial position of panchayats and municipalities and devolution of resources to these institutions.

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Satti will enjoy the status of a cabinet minister.

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IBM, NSDC join hands to offer free digital skills training

IBM and NSDC joined hands to offer a free digital education platform focused on emerging technologies and professional development skills. IBM will curate online courses from the 'Open P-TECH' platform and offer them to users via NSDC's eSkill India portal

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NSDC - National Skill Development Corporation.

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IIT Roorkee inks MoU with Bureau of Indian Standards

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand has signed an MoU with the National Standards Body of India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for collaboration in the areas of standardisation and conformity assessment based on equality and reciprocity.

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BIS works under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

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Anand Mahindra, Shantanu Narayen to receive 2020 Leadership Awards from USISPF

US-based India-centric business advocacy group to honour Mahindra group Chairman Anand Mahindra and Adobe Chairman & CEO Shantanu Narayen with its 2020 Leadership Awards in recognition of their exemplary vision towards promoting US-India bilateral ties.

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USISPF - US-India Strategic Partnership Forum.

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National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020

National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020 released by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & National Centre for Disease Informatics & Research (NCDIR) predicts 13.9 lakh cases of cancer in India in 2020 and is likely to rise to 15.7 lakh by 2025

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Director-General of ICMR: Dr. Balram Bhargava.

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ICICI Lombard & Bharti AXA ink agreement to combine their non-life insurance business

ICICI Lombard & Bharti AXA to combine their non-life insurance business portfolio. The proposed transaction will make it as third largest among non-life insurers, take it total Rs 164.47 billion annual premium with a combined market share 8.7%.

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Bharti AXA General Insurance MD: Sanjeev Srinivasan.
HQ: Mumbai.

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Adani Group to acquire 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport

Gautam Adani-led Adani Group is set to acquire a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) which operates the country’s second-largest airport, with the current operator settling its disputes with its minority partner and exiting the venture.

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Adani to pay close to Rs 15,000 crore for the transaction.

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ICC Hall of Fame 2020: Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar and Zaheer Abbas inducted

Kallis is one of South Africa’s highest run-getter in Tests & ODIs. He is also a great all-rounder. Sthalekar is a former Australian cricketer and became a World Cup winner in 2005 and 2013. Abbas is the only Asian batsman to hit 100 first-class centuries.

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The ICC Hall of fame was first introduced in the year 2009.

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Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain to win UEFA Champions League

German giants Bayern Munich have won the UEFA Champions League for the sixth time in the club's history after beating French side Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the final in Portugal's capital, Lisbon. Paris Saint-Germain reached finals for the first time.

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UEFA - Union of European Football Associations.

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First female golfer from Germany Sophia Popov wins Women’s British Open

Sophia Popov became the first female golfer from Germany to capture a major title when she won the Women’s British Open by two strokes. Ranked No. 304, Popov had never won a senior professional event. This was just Popov’s fourth appearance at a major.

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British Open is a major championship in professional golf.