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Covering the start-up ecosystem in and around Bangalore. Formerly an energy reporter at Reuters. A film, cricket buff who also writes fiction on weekends.

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Coronavirus: Start-Ups, SMEs Scramble For Cash As Disruption Hits Hard

A Local Circles Survey found that only six per cent were covered, in terms of cash, for a period of more than six months.

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[Funding Alert] Beer Brand Bira 91 Brews Up $20 Mln In Fresh Capital

The Delhi-headquartered company said the new capital will be utilized to expand the India business, widen its footprint and consolidate its leadership position in the premium beer market in India.

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Coronavirus: Barring Malls and Urban Market Complexes, Centre Allows All Retail Shops To Open

It is mandatory for those permitted to open to only operate with 50 per cent staff, while ensuring compulsory wearing of masks and strictly adhering to social distancing. The relaxations in restrictions are not applicable in hotspots or containment zones.

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Coronavirus: Consumers Seek 'Non-Essentials', Services Amid Lockdown

The survey, that received more than 17,000 responses from across the country, found that 50 per cent households need their air-conditioners or refrigerators repaired, with the onset of the Indian summer.

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[Funding Alert] Biopharma Start-Up Bugworks Raises $7.5 Mln In Fresh Financing

Founded in 2014, the company has been trying to design a completely new class of broad spectrum antibiotics that would be able to fight against increasingly drug resistant bacteria.

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Facebook Launches Gaming App As Lockdowns Keep People At Home

The new application allows users to sign in with their existing Facebook accounts, follow popular gamers, watch live streams and interact, apart from of course allowing users to play and broadcast their games as well.