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IIT Kharagpur’s PAN-India Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive in Nagpur on October 7

Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2017, by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur will be held on October 7, 2017, at Persistent Systems Limited, Nagpur.

Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2017, by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur will be held on October 7, 2017, at Persistent Systems Limited, Nagpur, in association with Nation Next as the media partner. EAD, formulated in 2009, is E-cell, IIT Kharagpur’s major flagship event and is being organised in 22 cities in 22 days this year.

EAD 2017 at Nagpur will be a five-hour long affair and will have guest lecturers and workshops from eminent entrepreneurs to add to students’ knowledge and provide an insight into the struggles after initiating a ‘start-up’. The speakers at this year’s edition of EAD will be Venky Iyer (Founder, Goli Vadapav), Manish Rathi (Founder, RailYatri), Vikas Choudhary  (Sales Head, OYO Rooms), Advit Sahdev (Marketing Head, Infibeam), Nikhil Chandwani (Founder, Walnut School of Ideas) and Richa Singh (Founder, BigStylist). These speakers are expected to guide the students for turning their out-of-the-box ideas into reality. This year, Priyadarshini MBA College has also collaborated with EAD to spread the spirit of entrepreneurship among Nagpur students.

Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is a non-profit student organization established with the aim of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India. It is one of the most successful entrepreneurial organizations in the country with over 50 start-ups incubated within 10 years of inception. Last year’s EAD by E-cell, IIT Kharagpur, saw a participation of around 30,000 students in 23 cities with speakers like Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Founder of Biocon), Phanindra Sama, (CEO of Redbus.in), Arjun Malhotra, (Co-founder of HCL Technologies) and many such distinguished personalities sharing their experiences and expertise with the students.

Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive also coincides with the launch of regular round registrations for Empresario 2018, an annual business model competition by IIT Kharagpur in association with International Business Model Competition (IBMC). At Empresario, business ideas in all fields ranging from product and service to social, get equal opportunity to win the prize and incubation opportunities to the tune of Rs 2.5 crore. Also, the best entries will get an opportunity to participate directly in the quarter-final rounds of IBMC 2017, which will be conducted abroad.

Last year, about 25% of the entries in Empresario were from the participants of EAD, which underlines the impact of this unique initiative towards motivating young minds towards entrepreneurial thought and action. At EAD 2016, 158 colleges participated and around 23 colleges associated with E-cell, IIT Kharagpur to conduct the EAD in their respective campuses.

 

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Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we bring you VCA Stadium’s Test records…

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Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium's Test records...

Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium’s Test records…

  • Highest team total: 610/6d by India against Sri Lanka in 2017/18.
  • Lowest team total: 79 runs by South Africa against India in 2015/16.
  • Highest individual score: 253 not out by Hashim Amla (South Africa) against India in 2010/11.
  • Best bowling in an innings: 8/215, by Jason Krejza (Australia) against India in 2008/09.
  • Most runs scored by a player: Virender Sehwag – 357 runs.
  • Most wickets taken: R Ashwin – 19 wickets.

Also read: Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur

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Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday,  said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it  Has anyone seen it?”

Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’ 

The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.



The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

Also read: All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study

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