[Funding alert] Education financing startup Propelld raises Rs 15 Cr from Stellaris Venture Partners and India Quotient

Propelld, a Bengaluru-based fintech startup that enables student education loans, on Monday, announced that it has raised Rs 15 crore from Stellaris Venture Partners and India Quotient. Existing investor India Angel Network Fund (IAN Fund) also participated in the round. Other investors in the round include Raghunandan G, founder of Taxiforsure and Ramakant Sharma, founder of Livspace, who participated as members of Stellaris’ Founder Network. Bibhu Prasad Das, Founder, Propelld said, “We are expanding the education credit market by creating tailor-made loan products with inputs from our institute and NBFC partners,…

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Nepal needs to invest 49 pct of GDP in 15 years to attain sustainable development goals

KATHMANDU, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Nepal will have to invest around 49 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) during the period from 2016 to 2030 in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the National Planning Commission said. The commission said in a report that the Himalayan country will have to invest an estimated 17 billion U.S. dollar annually to achieve the SDGs. SDGs – a follow-up on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expired in 2015 – are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets covering a broad range…

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These 15 weight loss drinks can help you like no other!

  When we start our weight loss journey, the first school of thought we are presented with is to be high on liquids. This is because they help eliminate fat and will also keep your water intake in check. While we may get bored with just drinking water all the time, here are some drinks and concoctions which will make weight loss fun and easy for you! LEMON AND HONEY WATER: The oldest trick in the book, lemon and honey water is concoction which never fails. Lemon with its acidic…

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15 Incredible Benefits of Jeera Water for Your Skin, Hair and Health

Want to lead a healthy lifestyle? “Start your day with a glass full of jeera water”, advises Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood. All you need to do is boil a few seeds of jeera (cumin) in water, then allow it to cool and drink it early in the morning on an empty stomach. Jeera water also referred to as ‘Jal jeera’ in Hindi, jeeragam or cumin water can be used as a natural remedy for various health problems and is of great advantage to our bodies. “It is essential to…

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15 Incredible Rock Salt Benefits for Skin, Hair and Overall Health

“Rock salt is a superior salt, according to Ayurveda,” says Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath. “It is the purest form of salt – unprocessed and raw, devoid of environmental pollutants and chemical components. It contains 84 out of the 92 trace elements required by the body including potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, copper and so on.” Contrary to popular belief, rock salt is not kala namak. “It is actually known as sendha namak in Hindi, and is a highly crystalline salt. It is made by…

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