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Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held at IIT Kharagpur in February 2017

The Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Kharagpur will be organising - the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) from February 3, 2016 to February 5, 2016.
Dignitaries on the dais at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in January 2016 at IIT Kharagpur.

With an intention to spread entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Kharagpur this year took the pan-India initiative Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD) to 23 cities across India. EAD consisted of around 30,000 participants and top notch entrepreneurs like Ankur Warikoo (Co-founder and CEO of Nearbuy), Muurugavel Janakiraman (founder-CEO of Matrimony.com) and Gaurav Kachroo (CEO, Today Retail). With the same intentions, the Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur will be organising – the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) from February 3, 2017 to February 5, 2017.

GES is IIT Kharagpurs flagship events and one of the biggest entrepreneurial platforms for new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and college students to share their entrepreneurial endeavors and experiences and to pledge to take entrepreneurship in India to greater heights.

The major draw of GES is the quality and variety of speakers that it has seen over the years. The previous editions of GES have witnessed stalwarts like as Sundar Pichai (CEO of Google), Rajat Sharma (founder and CEO of India TV), B K Chaturvedi (former cabinet secretary, Government of India and Padma Bhushan Awardee), Sramana Mitra (Forbes Columnist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur), Sanjeev Bhickchandani (Founder, Naukri.com), Vani Kola (MD, Kalaari Capital) and many more. The GES 2017 alike its previous editions will follow the same course.

Various activities have been planned as part of the three-day summit. Some of these activities include:

Workshops focused on building the entrepreneurial acumen of participants. The workshops are in pipeline and will be conducted by companies like Samsung, Microsoft, BSE, IBM, Intel, Flipkart, Amazon Web Services, Deloitte, Calcutta Angels, Vmware and other such corporate giants.

Global Entrepreneurship Conference ? which serves as a conclave for discussion of opportunities and programs steered towards popularising entrepreneurship across the world. The conference will be followed by – Connect the Dots – a discussion amongst the entrepreneurship cells in India about the Indian entrepreneurship scenario and how best to go about promoting entrepreneurship in their respective campuses.

The Global Business Model competition – Empresario ? which is the first ever business model competition in India. The finals are part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit wherein the winners will get a direct entry in the semi-finals of the International Business Model Competition.

Start-up Camp ? This camp aims to help start-ups to recruit the finest talent amongst GES participants for internships/jobs while giving them an opportunity to meet the biggest venture capitalists and angel investors in India present on campus.

To be a part of the summit, participants can register themselves at www.ges.ecell-iitkgp.org.

The accommodation of students attending the-three-day GES will be arranged by IIT Kharagpur for which they will be charged nominally. Early bird registrations have already started and the last date for early bird registrations is January 8, 2017.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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