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UK announces awards for development impact

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 17:36 IST      
UK announces awards for development impact

New Delhi [India], Sept.30 (ANI): The British High Commission today announced the launch of DevTech Awards - a new award that recognizes entrepreneurs who create innovative solutions that benefit people from low-income population in India.

Launched in association with Tech Rocketship Awards, the DevTech Awards are aimed at entrepreneurs and innovators who have used technology to address some of the most critical development challenges faced by India's poor and create a positive, large scale impact on areas such as education, skills, agriculture, nutrition and basic services.

The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) is leading this initiative as technical partner while Villgro - as implementing partner - will manage the process of receiving applications, shortlisting, facilitating the pitching sessions of shortlisted entrepreneurs to a jury who will select two winners.

Marshall Elliott, Head of DFID India, said,"I am delighted to announce the DevTech Awards in India. These awards recognise India's vibrant entrepreneurs who have developed tech-based solutions to help India's poor. The winners will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the forthcoming India UK TECH Summit, alongside the best of British and Indian technical experts."

DevTech winners will win a trip to the UK, which will include access to the best of British expertise and a chance to pitch to potential investors at India UK TECH Summit in Delhi between November 7 and 9, 2016.

We encourage applications from entrepreneurs who have used innovative and scalable tech solutions to improve lives and provide livelihoods for India's low-income population.

For eligibility criteria, please visit www.villgro.com or follow here. The closing date is October 15, 2016. (ANI)

BJP backs probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 04:27 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday backed probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Close aide of separatist Shabir Shah and an alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani will be produced before a Delhi Court today in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir's terror funding case.

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PIL on Gorakhpur tragedy to be heard today

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 02:04 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court will today hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in regard with the Gorakhpur tragedy in which at least 30 kids died in 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College's Nehru Hospital on August 10 and 11.

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New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help in bringing back a 16-year-old Hyderabad girl to India, who was tricked into marrying a 75-year-old man from Oman for Rs. 5 lakh.

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East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh) [India], August 17 (ANI): A man, named Surya Kiran, was injured here, after his mobile phone burst into flames in his pocket.

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Thursday said that the history of Indian independence movement has been distorted and demanded rectification of the same for proper documentation of the former's role in it.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that he had a meeting with all the concerned department of the Government of India to find a solution to problems of flood and erosion situation in the state.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], August 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday recommended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into Bhagalpur Srijan scam.

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Army to get six Apache helicopters at cost of Rs 4,168 crore

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:58 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday approved the procurement of six US-made Apache-64E helicopters at a cost of Rs. 4,168 crore for the Indian Army.

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Civilian injured in Pak's sniper shot across LOC

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:35 IST     

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BJP mocks TN Commission over Jayalalithaa's death

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:13 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Mocking the Tamil Nadu Commission for constituting probe on former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa death, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday stated that there should be prima facie or evidence, on basis of which, the probe can take place.

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Thursday asserted that there is no point setting up an inquiry commission to probe the death of the former and requested the Centre to constitute a CBI inquiry on the same.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel on Thursday arrested a Tanzanian and a Nigerian national and seized four kilograms of cocaine worth Rs 40 crores.

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New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Thursday, arrested Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali from the national capital, in connection to funding of terrorist and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Himachal landslide: NH 154 to reopen soon

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:51 IST     

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh Government VC Pharka, on his visit to landslide-affected Mandi's Kotropi village on Thursday, directed to reopen National Highway (NH) 154 soon.

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TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:16 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], August 17 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept the municipal polls in the state capturing all seven civic bodies, where elections were held on August 13.

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Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], August 17, (ANI): An encounter between security forces and Maoists is currently underway in Dantewada's Aranpur range in Chhattisgarh.

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Uttarakhand [India], August 17, (ANI): Last rites of Havildar Narendra Singh, who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on August 7, in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, have been performed in Haridwar on Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): 119 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have till now rescued 1334 people, evacuated 35000 people and 142 livestock from flood affected areas of Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

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