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Daily Capsule | 1st April
Even as the whole world goes bananas over April Fool’s Day, we’d like to let you in on a day that might work better for all of us. This Monday morning, we suggest you wake up to International Fun at Work Day!
Not to be confused with Fun at Work Day (celebrated on January 28 in the US), today’s the day to let your hair down in the workplace. For numerous studies show that if work isn’t fun, you’re sure to end up feeling that you’re not playing on the right team.
After all, as Mary Poppins famously said: “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” So what should you do today? We have a few suggestions:
Give everyone an hour to redo their cubicle (provide instant decor fixers).
Screen a fun movie – with popcorn – that is sure to make everyone laugh out loud.
Send a cake to your colleague’s home after keeping him late at the office.
Write a thank-you note to the co-worker who always goes out of her way to help out in crunch situations.
Host a silly contest – screaming, walking backwards, or eating the most cookies – and hand out prizes.
Go out for a team lunch to a place that no one has ever been to.
We all spend more than a third of our life at work, and it’s imperative that it’s not all work. Dale Carnegie was sure that people rarely succeed “unless they have fun in what they are doing”. More recently, Jeff Bezos famously exhorted us to “work hard, have fun, make history”.
And after all the fun and games, get back to work with renewed vigour and inspiration. Our bouquet of startup stories is sure to show the way.
Stories you shouldn’t miss
Startup by IIT/IIM alumni improves credit access for India’s lower income group
SmartCoin was started by IIT/IIM alumnus Rohit Garg, Amit Chandel, Vinay Kumar Singh, and Jayant Upadhyay in early 2016. In 18 months, SmartCoin claims to have disbursed over 300,000 loans amounting to Rs 150 crore. The loan ticket size varies from Rs 5,000 to Rs 2 lakh. The startup took 12 months to hit its first 100,000 users. Since then, its user base has jumped 12X to 1.2 million.
Why angel investors love ‘smart clothing’ brand Turms
Bengaluru-based Turms, an intelligent apparel brand, was recently in the news for raising funds from many noteworthy individuals from the Indian startup ecosystem. Turms produces apparel that come with intelligent functions. Its clothes are stain repellent, anti-odour, has cooling and wicking properties, and can recover from being stretching. What’s more – you don’t even have to wash them regularly (though that’s optional)!
Earn digital currency for every step you take
Currently, a free app that converts steps into digital currency, Boltt Coin tracks your steps through inbuilt phone sensors, then converts the steps into currency, or Boltt Coins. These Boltt Coins can presently be used to shop from a large range of products from the in-app marketplace.
Hire at turbo speed with this AI platform
This Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based platform uses ‘common sense’ to solve the most difficult problem of recruitment – matching the right candidate with the right company in the shortest possible time. TurboHire analyses the details of a candidate to match it with prospective recruiters. Its database already has a bank of 28,000 candidates with technical degrees.
How BridgeLabz is bridging the talent gap in the tech sector
Mumbai-based BridgeLabz is an incubator looking to bridge the employability gap. The startup aims to increase the talent pool by 25 percent, and reduce the demand-supply gap in tech-based profiles. BridgeLabz claims 100 percent guaranteed job placement to engineers on emerging technologies. Its flagship ‘Maker Programme’ helps fresh engineers learn coding by making tech products themselves from scratch.
If you’re a startup founder, or CXO in the Fintech space, come attend AWS FinTech Day in your city. The thought leadership event will take place in Delhi (10 April), Bengaluru (11 April) and Mumbai (17 April). This is your chance to hear from successful Fintech founders and collaborate with the AWS team to establish strategic partnerships. Don’t miss out on the exclusive VC Pitching session at the Bengaluru event for early-stage startups that are angel-funded/ seed-funded/ pre-Series A/ traction/ PoC complete. Read more.
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“Oblivion” by Jesse Wilson https://link.medium.com/LTX308YkwV
What a Fortunate people we Babyboomers are.
We learned Marketing from the Greats like Philip Kotler and see it practiced best by Trump and Modi, Xi Ping and Putin. Who are the best Protege’s at one level and a Re-incarnation at another?
I bless my Stars in Heaven to am happy to have met both. There is another which you forget as he is not part of any textbooks but one of the Best/Worst from WW II DAYS! Joseph Goebbels!
The infamous Nazi who made Adolf Hitler’s lies to be believed to be true with his power of Advertising it 1000 times.
We live in a Great Era in History and should be proud (or otherwise- take your pick) to see a Re-incarnation in the #Pappu #Buddhu Congress President – the Perennial compulsive liar backed by his Commie, pseudo-iberal, Lutyens, Sickular, chamchas.
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian, the first of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the second of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.
The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, “to open”, in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”, which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of άνοιξη (ánixi) (opening) for spring.
🙂 🙂 🙂
- The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. .
- Sweet April showers do spring May flowers. …
- There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite (Aphros), or from the Etruscan name Apru. Jacob Grimm suggests the name of a hypothetical god or hero, Aper or Aprus.[
April was the second month of the earliest Roman calendar, before Ianuarius and Februarius were added by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC. It became the fourth month of the calendar year (the year when twelve months are displayed in order) during the time of the decemvirs about 450 BC, when it also was given 29 days. The 30th day was added during the reform of the calendar undertaken by Julius Caesar in the mid-40s BC, which produced the Julian calendar.
The Anglo-Saxons called April ēastre-monaþ. The Venerable Bede says in The Reckoning of Time that this month ēastre is the root of the word Easter. He further states that the month was named after a goddess Eostre whose feast was in that month. It is also attested by Einhard in his work, Vita Karoli Magni.
St George‘s day is the twenty-third of the month; and St Mark‘s Eve, with its superstition that the ghosts of those who are doomed to die within the year will be seen to pass into the church, falls on the twenty-fourth.
The month Aprilis had 30 days; Numa Pompilius made it 29 days long; finally Julius Caesar’s calendar reform made it again 30 days long, which was not changed in the calendar revision of Augustus Caesar in 8 BC.
In Ancient Rome, the festival of Cerealia was held for seven days from mid-to-late April, but exact dates are uncertain. Feriae Latinae was also held in April, with the date varying. Other ancient Roman observances include Veneralia (April
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
31 MAR 2019 3:46PM by PIB Delhi
An Indian Air Force MiG-27 (Upgrade) aircraft got airborne from Air Force Station Uttarlai, Rajasthan at 1127 hrs today for a routine sortie. The aircraft crashed at 1145 hrs, approximately 120 km south of Jodhpur. The pilot ejected safely and has been recovered by Search and Rescue helicopter. The pilot is safe and preliminary investigations have revealed no damage to any person or property on ground. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.
I wonder how long will it take for our sleeping Indian Kumbha-Karna Defence Minister, IAF Chief and those involved with Aircraft safety to wake up.
MIGs have been labelled over the years as the worst Indian acquisitions after the socalled “First Family of India” made their dubious Billions in Commissions/ Dalaali from Russia who wanted to get rid off its Technological disaster planes some how.
The saga is that of sorrow, Deaths of young, worthy Pilots of our Air Force who have been used as home-grown timber. Who is to blame?
- Safety Management
- Aircraft maintenance
- An Air Chief who needs spine to stand up and junk or ground these flying coffins
- Or A REAL PATRIOTIC DEFENCE MINISTER a.k.a. Raksha Mantri who is humane enough to order a probe into these incidents and in the interim will ground these old junk called planes before shifting them to State Museums.
This is the real sorry tale of Indian Defence in the Air. What use then is to Tom Tom about Earth Orbit or Space War readiness and asking the whole country to standby to listen to a rhetoric in his famous nasal (read False) tones from the PM.
IF Congress made money, or did Pawar or Mulayam or Antony or SoGA – the accountability is on the government of the day who did nothing for 5 years and kept watching the Deaths as small incidents.
I wonder how other countries in the world would have dealt with this – we surely don’t know how to. Sadly.
Time is Ripe to do away with such Money-Guzzler, Gubernatorial positions like VP, Governors, Regulators from India which are nothing but a drain on Exchequer and in terms of contributions Zilch ! Their qualification – past favours to powers that be!