Cuemath reaches a key milestone with 20K students
Continues to impart world class math learning program to teach math as a life skill
Bangalore, India – July 11, 2017:
Cuemath, India’s leading home-based, after-school learning program for mathematics touches 20,000 students and 2500 centers across 80 cities.
“This is an important milestone for us and it’s only the beginning,” said Manan Khurma, Cuemath’s founder, and CEO. “Our vision is to create thinkers and problem solvers of tomorrow. We believe this can be achieved through a robust foundation in mathematics by helping children learn mathematics the right way. We’re built on the idea that math is a life skill and therefore we want children to be math literate, not just learn math for an exam. Our curriculum has been thought through and designed keeping this in mind with a strong focus on mental aptitude and creative reasoning, along with school curriculum, helping them become better problem solvers.”
Learning Math can be difficult for most kids, mainly because of the traditional ways of teaching the subject which encourages kids to rote learn formulae. Cuemath addresses just thisthrough its personalized program that is learning based on discovery and by doing. Every Cuemath Center has only 6 to 8 students in a batch. This self-paced program also helps students assimilate concepts at their own pace, making them confident in the subject, one session at a time.
Cuemath Teacher Partners, the teachers who facilitate the Cuemath program, are handpicked from a vast pool of highly qualified and educated women who undergo several rounds of training before they start their centres from their homes. These teachers become facilitators of the math curriculum built by Cuemath and receive continued training even after they become certified Cuemath teachers. Each Cuemath session is about 60-minutes and is designed in a way, to help children on specific topics of school math which is taught through Cuemath workbooks, mental aptitude through gamification and tablets, and creative reasoning through puzzle cards.
While Cuemath facilitates learning offline, at the homes of the Cuemath Teacher Partners, parents can get regular and continuous updates about their child’s progress in real time through Cueparent, the Cuemath app for parents. Teachers can monitor progress and customize the program using Cueteacher, the Cuemath app for teachers. Cuemath’s holistic learning system is self-paced, and is standardized to give children the same learning experience irrespective of the center they join into.
Founded in 2013, Cuemath is a home-based after-school, multi-format math learning program that brings together the best of technology and personal teaching. Through a unique curriculum and dedicated teachers across India, Cuemath is imparting conceptual understanding and analytical thinking of the subject with an aim to teach math as a life skill. Cuemath had earlier raised $4.1 million in its Series A round of funding from Sequoia India in February 2015. Their seed funding was raised in 2014 from Unitus Seed Fund and Alok Mittal, a well-known early-stage investor. Earlier this year, Cuemath raised $15 million in its Series B round of funding from CapitalG (formerly known as Google Capital) and Sequoia India.
One Nation One TAX- Videocon and ASSOCHAM organized a GST Summit for traders. The summit is headed by Chief Guest Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce & Industries,Government of Karnataka. Shri. Narayan Swamy, Commissioner – Service Tax, Bengaluru also gave his valuable thoughts.
Videocon is spreading awareness & knowledge about GST in 200 cities, The national rollout of the ASSOCHAM-Videocon GST Summit went well in bengaluru wtih overflowing crowd. Lot of traders got decent knowledge on GST during this summit and lot of trade doubts were cleared.
Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka said, “At the outset, I deem it is my privilege to be a part of this important event being organised by ASSOCHAM, and Videocon for the awareness on the GST, and appreciate this initiative to address the queries of the Retailers and Traders of Consumer Electronics & Appliances. I am glad that GST, at last is seeing the light of the day. I was pretty sure in 2006 itself when then-Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced in his Union Budget speech that India would introduce GST by 1st April 2010. I was always sure that GST would be inevitable and will free India from the shackles of archaic indirect tax laws. It is envisaged to pave way for the ‘One Nation One point single Tax’ system. Overall, GST will strengthen the positioning of organised players in market and lend fillip to growth.”
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Vishal Sharan, Sales Head, Videocon, said, “We are committed to welcome GST and bring everyone in the consumer electronics industry within its ambit. The objective behind organizing this summit was to equip our trade partners in Bengaluru with complete knowledge of GST and prepare them for its implementation. Videocon has always taken initiatives to ensure the welfare and growth of the industry.”
Being a responsible corporate house, Videocon is committed to serve the industry and all its stakeholders. The company recently launched a digital helpline for retailers, GST@vgmail.in, where consumer electronics retailers can email their queries with regards to GST. Videocon will endeavor to respond with the help of experts within 48 working hours.
GST Summit received a tremendous response from traders in Bengaluru. Around 600 Consumer Electronics retailers attended the event who utilized the platform to clarify all their GST queries.
Revolutionizing Genomics for Personalized Cancer Care
Envisioned to define the future of cancer care in India, Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd. – The Specialist in Cancer Care today inaugurated the Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center. It is a state-of-the-art Genomics Center offering comprehensive diagnosis by leveraging the latest and innovative technologies like Next-Generation Sequencing to all patients.
Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center will support an emerging medical discipline called Genomic Medicine that involves usage of genomic data of patients for better diagnosis. These will help in making therapeutic decisions more effective and help improve health outcomes for patients.
With the largest patient base in private cancer care, HCG – Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center stands on a strong foundation based on their access to the availability of well-annotated tissue biorepository, clinical data along with a strong clinical excellence of oncologists and scientists. The aim is to aid oncologists in their relentless pursuit to deliver personalized medicine using the genetic data of patients for better diagnosis at the very first time and achieve overall improved health outcomes.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar – Chairman and CEO – HCG Enterprises Ltd. said, “Cancer cases in India are on the rise and the goal is to offer affordable as well as right cancer care to all. We have seen instances where 48 percent of patients do not respond to certain drugs due to their genetic makeup. However, by conducting genetic analysis and radiation genomics followed by ‘Precision medicine’ or ‘Personalized Medicine’, we were able to come up with an innovative approach to prevent or manage the disease and design the course of treatment with the best outcomes. With the launch of “Triesta Genomics and Translational Research”, at the Center of Excellence in Bangalore, HCG aims to implement an individualized predictive treatment model that will revolutionize cancer treatment, make it accessible for all patients to focus on improved outcomes, reduce cost and ultimately follow the HCG way of treating cancer: the right way, the first time.”
Also present at the conference, Dr. Mithua Ghosh, Director and Head – of Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center said, “Understanding the genetic signature or profile of the cancer helps oncologists penetrate the root level cause of the disease at the molecular and genetic level. The application of next-generation advanced technologies has set its foot strongly in diagnostics and understanding the molecular landscape of cancer, which, in turn, has facilitated the development of diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers for clinical oncology. With HCG’s Genetic Counselling center and preventive oncology clinic, we have expanded the collaborative role in patient care to support the patients and their family members. Along with this, and the constant addition of new technologies like Liquid Biopsy, our center is also well-equipped to cater to the research and development needs of Biotech, Pharma, and the CRO sector.”
The center has also partnered with Strand Life Sciences for clinical informatics. The wealth of data emerging from cancer genome studies will be integrated with patients’ medical histories and clinical data using predictive and big data analytics. This “Genomics Data Bank” can lead to a better understanding of Indian population genetics and help develop more tailored approaches to predict treatment response in patients.
Dr. Intezar Mehdi – Consultant – Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and BMT and Dr. Vijay Agarwal – Consultant – Medical Oncology said, “Having a molecular along with a clinical genomics laboratory and the right expertise adds up to a lot of value. There is a seamless interaction between the clinicians, molecular pathologists, geneticists, which enables us not only to adopt the comprehensive multidisciplinary diagnostic approach to treat cancer, but it also gives us an opportunity to answer our research by accessing the latest and innovative technologies.”
With this launch, HCG has revolutionized cancer treatment, making it accessible for all patients to focus on improved outcomes.
About HCG Enterprises Ltd:
Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG), headquartered in Bangalore, is the largest provider of cancer care in India. Through its network of 19 comprehensive cancer centers spread across India, HCG has brought advanced cancer care to the doorstep of millions of people. HCG’s comprehensive cancer centers provide expertise and the latest technologies in diagnosis and treatment of cancer under one roof. HCG has pioneered the introduction and adoption of several technologies in the country including stereotactic radiosurgery, robotic radiosurgery and now using genomics for personalized treatment of cancer.
The Triesta Genomics and Translational Research:
The Triesta Genomics and Translational Research, a unit of Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG) is the one point, state-of-the-art solution for Cancer Diagnostics, Genomics (Next-Generation Sequencing based diagnostics), Biomarker and Translational Research, Laboratory services and Clinical Research Services. Based out of Bangalore, Triesta Sciences is an integration of Laboratory services, Research and Development, Biorepository, and Clinical Research with a focus on innovation, quality and accuracy for better diagnosis and prognosis of Cancer.
Fertility Clinic announces launch of its fourth unit in India at Kormangala, Bengaluru
Incidence of Infertility is on the rise, latest studies show that 10% of the entire population is suffering
from varying degree of Infertility and find it difficult to have a baby naturally and seek some kind of help
for the same.
According to Dr.Samit Sekhar, Executive Director at the Kiran Infertility centre(KIC)-“Reasons for
infertility can be attributed to both male and female partner,however in the last decade or so abnormal
increase in Pollution, radiation,pesticides in food and water and life style related issues such as
smoking,excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, Stress,late marriages and abnormal working hours have
all led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of Infertility”.
“Bengaluru being a leading IT hub has a lot of Young couples working in the IT industry and exposed to
radiation,abnormal working hours,stress,Irregular diet and lack off exercise, all this has led to young
married couples facing difficulty in conception”-according to Dr.Phani Madhuri- Medical Director at KIC
and has been one of the major reasons for the launch of Kiran Infertility centre’s Fourth Unit In India
after Hyderabad and Gurgaon.
“KIC will Have state of the ART facilities at it’s Bengaluru unit and will provide all fertility services
ranging from basic to the highly advanced like IUI/IVF/ICSI/ gamete donation/Assisted
Hatching/PGS/OOCYTE & Embryo Vitrification and Surrogacy to cater to the varying degrees of
Infertility all under one roof”.states.Dr.Vishnukanth Deene- CEO and chief Embryologist at KIC Bengaluru.
Patients who conceive after Assisted Reproduction at KIC will continue their Ante natal Care under
highly experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist-Dr.Suguna Reddy. There is a chance of early
miscarriage during the first trimester in such cases and hence it is important to provide adequate support
and take preventive measures in such cases according to Dr.Suguna.
KIC Bengaluru is located at 80 Feet Road-koramangala.
Bengaluru, August 27, 2015: Intel India today unveiled the Intel India Maker Lab and the Intel India Maker Showcase in its Bengaluru campus, furthering its commitment to help realize Government of India’s Digital India and Make in India vision by accelerating innovation in India. Intel India Maker Lab will focus on hardware design by boosting product innovation and enhance maker capability for startups in India. Intel India Maker Showcase will let visitors and participants see, feel and experience the products and solutions from the Intel India Maker Lab along with other innovations from Intel.
The Intel India Maker Lab will be open to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who are pursuing new hardware products and solutions in Internet of Things, Mobile Devices as well as other compute domains. They will be provided with development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools to develop and test their ideas and bring their products and solutions to life, as well as mentoring and business support. The Intel India Maker Lab plans to support ten startup companies initially. The selection process for startups would be completed in October 2015 and the Maker Lab engagements are planned to start subsequently. Interested startups can contact email@example.com to learn more on the application process.
The Intel India Maker Lab and Intel India Maker Showcase initiative supports the Intel and Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s `Innovate For Digital India’ Challenge that drew over 1900 entries from across India. Recently, 20 teams were shortlisted in the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. The shortlisted teams will be eligible to use the Intel India Maker Lab without having to go through a further selection process.
Intel India Maker Lab plans to collaborate with incubators and accelerators of academic institutions, industry associations, as well as other corporate entities to offer the benefits of Intel India Maker Lab to hardware startups they are supporting.
Speaking at the opening of the Intel India Maker Lab, Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India, said, “Intel India is committed to accelerating Digital India and Design in India by invigorating innovation across the eco-system. Design capability is a critical aspect for the success of these initiatives, and the Intel India Maker Lab will provide a facility to offer that support”.
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The objective of this initiative by Intel India is to collaborate with the Government in developing and encouraging entrepreneurial and innovation talent in India. This is a not-for-profit initiative of Intel India and is not designed towards building/augmenting Intel India’s own software development activities.
Bengaluru, 6 July 2015 – ITC Infotech, a leading global IT services & solutions company and a fully owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd recently concluded the ‘iTech 2015’, its first annual technology conference. As part of iTech 2015, ITC Infotech organized a 2-day Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon on July 4th and 5th, 2015, at its Bengaluru campus. Microsoft Azure was the official cloud partner for the event.
– As part of iTech2015, ITC Infotech conducted a 2-day hackathon themed around Internet of Things (IoT)
– The brightest minds ranging from IoT start-ups, Professionals & Developers and Students developed prototypes using IoT kits provided by ITC Infotech in the categories of Smart Retail, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Supply Chain, Smart Agriculture
– Participants presented their solutions to business users, and validated their ideas through live simulations of real business scenarios
– Microsoft Azure is the official cloud partner of iTech 2015
The hackathon was organised for the brightest of minds comprising of IoT start-ups, Professionals & Developers and Students. A panel discussion on ‘Creating future ready businesses with IoT’ witnessed the likes of Ravi Gururaj – Chairman & Co-Founder of Frictionless Ventures; Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan – Venture Partner, Helion Venture Partners; Derick Jose – Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics and V V Rajasekhar – Senior Vice President, ITC Infotech and Chief Information Officer, ITC Limited.
The hackathon provided participants with an opportunity to develop ideas into prototypes across a wide range of business challenges in the categories of smart retail, smart manufacturing, smart supply chain, smart agriculture. It also included an open category which permitted entries that were assessed on the strength of the business case presented and the viability for adoption and implementation.
A total of 36 teams participated, which were sifted from over 700 entries received. The teams presented their solutions to business users and validated their ideas through live simulations of real business scenarios. The solutions were judged on whether it addresses a real business problem, if it is differentiated from alternatives in the market and if the solution was demonstrated successfully.
The winners, Team Aditya Bhola, Manoharan Ramasamy, Ravi Sharma and Hansraj were awarded Rs. 2, 00,000 for their project in the Smart Agriculture category for their innovative solution on smart irrigation. The market problem targeted by the team was water conservation with optimal crop irrigation and enhancement of crop productivity. The solution touches upon all facets of a typical IoT project namely sensors, edge intelligence and cloud computing that also empowers farmers with best practices and historical results.
Two teams made it to the runners-up; Team Senthilkumar M, Balaji Babu TR and Anuj Duggal who built an IoT based farming land monitoring solution and Team Nitika Rajput and Tanmay Baranwal built a smart security monitoring system for agricultural use. Both teams were also part of the smart agriculture category and were awarded Rs. 1, 00,000 each for their individual projects.
Ms. Sushma Rajagopalan, CEO & MD, ITC Infotech, said, “We are encouraged by the success of iTech 2015. It set a benchmark for innovation of emerging and disruptive technologies. We have witnessed great potential and some very creative IoT solutions developed by contestants from all categories, which was the aim of the hackathon. We definitely look forward to partner with the top contestants who have potential to develop their solution, create a joint-go-to market and provide market access and further drive our initiative to encourage and nurture entrepreneurs and start-ups.”
The platform’s focus is to leverage emerging and disruptive technologies to create business-ready solutions to address some of the most challenging problems faced by industry. The programme is part of the company’s larger initiative to encourage and nurture tech entrepreneurs and start-ups.
About iTech 2015
iTech, an ITC Infotech initiative, is an annual technology conference. The platform will focus on leveraging emerging and disruptive technologies to create business-ready solutions, for addressing some of the most challenging problems faced by the industry.
For more information, please visit www.itcinfotech.com/itech