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.
Umesh Yadav teases teammate Shubham Gill with epic Tinder billboards in Nagpur
Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav had a ‘field day’ teasing his team member Shubham Gill after Tinder – a popular dating app – showed a photo of a girl with a placard on large billboards in Nagpur that read, “Shubman idhar toh dekh lo” (Shubman, have a look here).” Tinder was quick to capitalise on the joke and turn it into hoardings in Nagpur ahead of India first Test match vs Australia.
Taking to twitter, Yadav wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, Shubman Gill ab toh dekh le.”
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 3, 2023
During India’s T20 match in Ahmedabad, a picture of a female fan holding a placard that read ‘Tinder, Shubman se match kara do” (Tinder, match me with Shubman)’ had gone viral.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) would host the opening Test of the four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9 to 13 at Jamtha in Nagpur.
PM Modi world’s most popular leader: Survey
A US-based firm Morning Consult released a list of world leaders trending on the basis of their approval ratings among 22 nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most popular leader in the world with an approval rating of over 75% thus leaving behind US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study
As per the recent survey of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the entire month of January (all 31 days) in Nagpur this year saw tremendously high levels of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The survey that released pictures of the same showed increased levels of SO2 and NO2 not just in Nagpur but in cities including Chandrapur, Gondia and Amravati. Environmental experts have said that the matter was worrying from the point of view of the health of the residents as the pollution index in Nagpur saw an increase in all the three months of winter.
Not just in January this year but 28 out of 30 days in November last year as well as 30 out of 31 days in December last year showed poor air quality. Environmental expert Professor Suresh Chopani said an action plan, to avoid respiratory issues, under National Clean Air Programme would be strictly implemented.