[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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US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) – The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move that’s just taken effect after approval of the revised application forms, the department says it has updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms to request the additional information, including “social media identifiers,” from almost all U.S. applicants. The change, which was proposed in March 2018, is…

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Why Advergames Can Be Dominant On Social Media. Lessons from Popsockets

Popsockets, makers of those very helpful devices that employ an expandable, collapsible grip and stand to help us avoid tangling cords and dropping our phones, has introduced a new advergame on Facebook as part of its “Swappable PopGrips” campaign.  While it is ultimately just a simple concentration game, it has considerable visual appeal and has been very successful. Popsockets “Swappable Sockets” game UNDERTONE Before getting to the specifics of what has made the Popsockets game a hit I have to confess that I always enjoy the topic of advergames when…

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Summer Health tips: 4 facts about the SPF Sunscreens you must know – Keep your skin safe from harmful sun rays

A lot of misnomers do the rounds when it comes to what SPF is, when should you apply it, why is it needed, if it really works or not, and what is its significance in skin care and health. Summer Health tips: 4 facts about the SPF Sunscreens you must know – Keep your skin safe from harmful sun rays  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: Our face skin is super delicate and requires a lot of care and protection, especially in the summer heat. The harmful rays of the sun…

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SpiceJet Offers Business Class Seats on Boeing 737 Acquired from Jet Airways, Discounts Upto 40 Percent

Gurugram –based carrier Spicejet is now offering fares at 30-40% less than its competitors. Reports citing experts suggest that the average business class fares are likely to moderate in the near future following the conclusion of operation of India’s largest provider, Jet Airways. The company is offering lowered price on domestic routes between major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad starting May 11. Since Jet shuttered, SpiceJet is operating the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the unchanged seat configuration including the business class cabin. So far, SpiceJet has inducted…

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Dream11 enters unicorn club with investment from Steadview Capital

New Delhi: Dream11, online gaming firm, on Tuesday announced the completion of a secondary investment by Steadview Capital, an Asia-focused alternative asset manager. The investment takes Dream11’s valuation at over $1 billion making it first Indian gaming company to enter the Unicornclub. “We are excited to welcome Steadview Capital on board. Our exponential growth over the past few years would not have been possible without the support and trust of our investors and Dreamsters (employees). Providing great returns to our shareholders, whether investors or Dreamsters, is very important to us and further…

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