Stone: The e-Commerce that mastered word of mouth to $40k/month


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Did you know…


… that today is National Cheese Pizza Day? Ah… the simple pleasures of a cheese pizza. Hold the toppings, please! Each year more than 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese is produced in the U.S. alone. Celebrate today and get a classic slice for yourself and friends. 🙂

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with – that’s poverty – but how efficiently we can put first things first. When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.”

— Victoria Moran

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Food and PD Shri Ram Vilas Paswan announces blanket ban on single use plastic products in the Ministry from 15th September, 2019


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Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Newspaper Carrier Day? In 1833, the New York Sun hired the first newsboy, Barney Flaherty. Ten-year-old Barney answered an advertisement in the New York Sun, which read “To the Unemployed a number of steady men can find employment by vending this paper.”

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Experience is stronger than belief. Once we have experiences, our mind begins to open. This works better than me forcing my own experience or knowledge onto anyone. Show them how to have their own experiences.”

— Brian Weiss

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Australia: Former Labor MP accused of lying to anti-corruption inquiry for third day in a row
Sep 04, 2019 08:00 pm

Labor’s lawyers have accused a former state MP ofbetraying his obligations to the party by attempting to hide donations from a Chinese billionaire and banned donor, Huang Xiangmo. Ernest Wong, a former NSW state MP, continued his evidence to…
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United Kingdom: Money sender fined record £7.8 million in money laundering crackdown
Sep 04, 2019 07:30 pm

The fight against money laundering has taken a significant step forward today (4 September 2019), as HM Revenue and Customs announces a record fine against a London business for breaching strict regulations, which could have left them at the mercy…
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Vietnam: Vietnam ex-minister took $3 millionbribes in MobiFone case: police
Sep 04, 2019 07:00 pm

Police in Vietnam have accused a former information minister of taking $3 million in bribes in connection with a controversial deal at state telecoms firm MobiFone, state media reported on Tuesday. Nguyen Bac Son received the money to facilitate a…
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Ukraine: Ukraine Strips Lawmakers of Immunity to Quicken Anti-Graft Drive
Sep 04, 2019 06:30 pm

Ukraine revoked the immunity from prosecution long enjoyed by lawmakers, meeting a key campaign pledge by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and reinforcing his corruption-bustingcredentials. Parliament voted Tuesday for a constitutional amendment placing its members on the same legal footingas…
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Latvia: Latvian builders raided in large-scale cartel and corruption probe
Sep 04, 2019 06:00 pm

Latvia’s anti-graft police and competition authority on Tuesday carried out raids in several major construction companies in a large-scale cartel and corruption investigation. The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) said that it was searching offices of construction companies and…
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China: Former national science association official indicted for bribery
Sep 04, 2019 05:30 pm

Chen Gang, a former member of the Leading Party Members Group of the China Association for Science and Technology, has been indicted on charge of taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Tuesday. Chen Gang was charged with abusing…
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How Indian Government’s AI-centric Schemes Are Boosting The Startup Ecosystem via: www.analyticsindiamag.com


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The Indian Government has been playing a pivotal role in boosting AI development in India through a number of schemes. According to sources, India ranks third in the world in terms of high-quality research publications related to AI. Indian government think tank NITI Aayog has been working to apply the potential of AI in public as well as private sectors.

The Government has initiated a number of startup schemes related to emerging technologies to boost the growth of startups, promote entrepreneurship and create high-skilled jobs. Startups are the growth engine of our country and reports indicate there are presently close to 700 AI startups in India.



In this article, we list down 9 startup schemes introduced by Indian Government to boost the growth of AI development, entrepreneurship and skill development.

1.  NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC)

NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) seeks to promote knowledge-based and technology-driven start-ups by harnessing young minds and their innovation potential in an academic environment. This scheme will be applicable in domains such as AI, computer vision, IoT, FinTech, nanotechnology and much more. The time period for this scheme is not disclosed.



2.  Assistance to Professional Bodies & Seminars/Symposia

Assistance to Professional Bodies & Seminars/Symposia provides support in organising events for the scientific community which will help in enhancing the latest developments in their specific areas such as AI, AR/VR, computer vision, IoT, green energy, non-renewable energy, and many others. The time period for this scheme is not disclosed.

3.  Atal Incubation Centres (AIC)

Atal Incubation Centres (AIC) are headed by Atal Innovation Mission and was launched to nurture startups in India so that they can become scalable and sustainable business enterprise. This scheme is applicable to domains like AR/VR, IoT, AI, computer vision, nanotechnology and much more. The time period for this scheme is not disclosed.



4.  Scheme to Support IPR Awareness Seminars/Workshops in E&IT Sector

The Scheme to Support IPR Awareness Seminars/Workshops in E&IT Sector aims to support IPR awareness workshops/seminars for sensitising and disseminating awareness about Intellectual Property Rights among various stakeholders, specially in E&IT sector. The industries that are applicable for this scheme are IT services, analytics, enterprise software, technology hardware, Internet of Things and AI. The scheme is valid up to November 2019.

5.  Multiplier Grants Scheme (MGS)

Launched in 2013, Multiplier Grants Scheme (MGS) aims to encourage collaborative R&D between industry and academics/ R&D institutions for the development of products and packages. It is applicable to a number of domains such as enterprise software, AI, IoT, analytics, and other such. The scheme is extended up to March 31, 2020. The time period for this scheme is not disclosed.

6.  Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics & Information Technology (SIP-EIT)

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launched this scheme to encourage innovation and recognize the value and capabilities of global IP along with capturing growth opportunities in ICTE sector. This scheme will be applicable to various IT services including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, etc. and will be valid up to November 2019.

7.  Technology Development Programme (TDP)

Technology Development Programme (TDP) scheme aims to promote technology development in fields such as AI, IoT, nanotechnology, AR/VR, computer vision, fintech and many more. This scheme supports activities aimed at developing and integrating technologies to evolve materials/processes/techniques both in the advanced/emerging areas and in traditional sectors/areas. The time period for this scheme is not disclosed.

8.  National Science & Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS)

The NSTMIS scheme aims to provide the task of building the information base on a continuous basis on resources devoted to scientific and technological activities for policy planning in the country. The scheme is applicable to various domains such as automotive, AI, AR/VR, IoT, nanotechnology and computer vision. The time period for this scheme is not disclosed.

9.  High Risk-High Reward Research

High Risk-High Reward Research scheme supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for a broad impact in biomedical, behavioural, or social sciences within the NIH mission. This scheme is applicable in several domains such as AI, IoT, computer vision, automotive, FinTech. The time-period for funding of the scheme varies.

Outlook

AI is set to have a significant transformational impact in the industry as well as academia. The Indian Government is playing a key role in sustaining the intervention in order to tackle the challenges that AI-specific startups face in order to grow in their verticals.  During the 2018-2019 budget, the Government fo India has mandated NITI Aayog to establish the National Program on AI. According to the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, the underlying thrust is to identify the specific applications of emerging technologies with maximum social impact.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Bombinate
bahm-buh-nāt
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, 19th century
1

To buzz

2

To drone

3

To hum

Examples of Bombinate in a sentence

“The bombinating of the bees grew louder and louder as we got closer to their hive.”

“After complaining for hours, his voice just sounded like a bombinating mess.”