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🌕 ISRO Awaits Moon's Sunrise to Revive 'Vikram and Pragyan'🚀
ISRO scientists are eagerly anticipating the sunrise on the Moon, which is expected to revive the Chandrayaan-3 mission's Vikram lander and Pragyan rover. These lunar explorers have been in a 15-day slumber and are stationed at the Shivshakti Point. Once the Moon's sunlight reaches them, these instruments are anticipated to spring back to life. This is a critical moment for the mission, and ISRO is keeping a close watch. Stay tuned for updates on this lunar adventure! 🌕🛰️
📜 Data Protection Board to be Established in 30 Days 🛡️🇮🇳
India's Data Protection Board (DPB), established under the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act, 2023, is set to become operational within the next 30 days. The DPB will consist of a chairperson and members appointed by the central government. This development marks a significant step in enhancing data protection and privacy in the country.🌐🔒
📲 WhatsApp Teams Up with Razorpay and PayU for In-App Shopping in India 🛒💳
WhatsApp, owned by Meta Platforms, is partnering with online payment solution providers Razorpay and PayU to enable users in India to make payments to businesses using various methods, including cards and UPI. WhatsApp's new feature, called "Flows," allows businesses to create custom forms for services like seat selection, meal orders, and appointment bookings—all within the chat window.🤝📦
🖥️ Microsoft Surface Event: Expected Launches 🚀
Microsoft's Surface Event is highly anticipated, with several expected product launches and the unveiling of AI features for Windows 11. Among the anticipated launches, a Windows 11 update codenamed "23H2" is expected to be a highlight, featuring various AI-driven capabilities, including an AI-powered personal assistant called "Windows Copilot." This event promises to bring exciting developments in both hardware and software from Microsoft.📱
🖼️ OpenAI unveils its latest text-to-image generation model, DALL-E 3 with integration to ChatGPT 🎉
OpenAI has announced the latest version of its text-to-image generation model DALL-E 3 with the new integration with ChatGPT. OpenAI noted that the integration with ChatGPT will allow users to ‘craft amazing prompts’ and bring their ideas to life.
Audio content platform Kuku FM has scooped up $25 million in its Series C round co-led by The Fundamentum Partnership and International Finance Corporation (IFC), with participation from Vertex Ventures.
Social gaming and live streaming platform Eloelo has raised $22 million in a pre-Series B round. The round was co-led by Courtside Ventures and Griffin Gaming Partners, joined by MIXI Inc along with existing backers Waterbridge Ventures, Lumikai Fund, Kalaari Capital, Convivialite Ventures and Rocket Capital investing in the round.
Online visa application platform Atlys has raised $12 million in a Series A round led by Elevation Capital and Peak XV Partners (formerly Sequoia Capital India). The round also saw participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Musical Duo Chainsmokers, South Park Commons, Pinterest Founders and other investors.
Healthtech startup Peping has raised $400,000 led by Better Capital with participation from angel investors including Kunal Shah, Sandeep Kumar Dinodiya, Ganesh Balakrishnan, and Shubham Mishra.
Bhubaneswar-based climate tech startup Aurassure has raised Rs 4 crore in a seed round led by Unicorn India Ventures.
Drone manufacturing startup insideFPV has secured Rs 3.5 crore in a seed funding round led by Mumbai Angels along with participation from IPV, Soonicorn, Fossbytes and Kumar Sahu.
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