Born in Davanagere, Karnataka, to parents who were both government employees, Roopa had an intellectually stimulated childhood. When she was in class three, her teacher asked students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Little Roopa came home and consulted her parents. While her mother suggested ‘doctor’ – which didn’t appeal much – her father told her about the civil services. This sounded noble, so the next day Roopa announced to her teacher that she wanted to be an IAS or IPS officer. Impressed with the eight-year-old’s patriotism and clarity, the teacher asked other students to applaud Roopa. The incident stoked the flame of her ambition further. … [Read more...] about System discredits whistleblower to maintain status quo, says IPS officer Roopa Moudgil
Her reusable cotton masks were quickly lapped up, and she also began getting inquiries for disposable bedsheets and washable PPEs for hospitals and workplaces. Her new range of medical gowns and coveralls are awaiting approval from Defence Research and Development Organisation. There are also plans to export coordinated printed cotton masks to markets like Italy and the UK, where these are very popular. “Once people get bored of plain masks, they will want something more fashionable,” she predicts. … [Read more...] about The tale of two entrepreneurs who adapted to lockdown and grew
"We are of the view that the government may reduce STT because in recent times SEBI has introduced a new margin system. In this new margin system, exchanges have ordered brokers to collect margin even for intraday leverage," said Shrikant Chouhan, Senior Vice-President, Equity Technical Research, Kotak Securities. … [Read more...] about Budget 2020: Will the government finally bite the bullet on STT?
Google has not revealed much about the sixth Google for India event. The company has announced that its “product & business leaders will share their vision on building a helpful Internet for a billion Indians.” Other than Pichai, Google India head and VP Sanjay Gupta, VP of Payments and Next Billion Users at Google Caesar Sengupta and Senior Country Marketing Director Sapna Chadha will be a part of the event. … [Read more...] about Google for India 2020 on July 13 at 2 pm: Where to watch the event live and what to expect
It’s used by the platform’s biggest star, Selena Gomez, as well as celebrities like Shay Mitchell and Spanish soccer player Sergio Ramos and companies like Topshop, Four Seasons, Interscope Records, and the Arsenal football team. It’s hit No. 1 in the Apple app store in nearly a dozen countries including Italy, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Cobo’s native Spain. And Instagram itself is on board–the company points to Unfold as a great way for companies to tell better Stories. So far, it’s been used to create more than 50 million of them. … [Read more...] about Designing people’s Instagram Stories is now a million-dollar business