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WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Oeuvre
UH-vruh
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, late 19th century
1

Taken as a whole, the works of a particular artist or writer

2

A piece of work from a particular artist

Examples of Oeuvre in a sentence

“The new exhibit at the museum celebrated the oeuvre of Pablo Picasso.”

“The composer’s most famous oeuvre would be performed by the symphony.”

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Today’s Top Story
Lenskart To Raise $231 Mn From SoftBank Vision Fund II
Delhi-based eyewear startup Lenskart is raising $231 Mn from SoftBank Vision Fund II Lightbulb Ltd as part of its Series G funding round. According to MCA filings of December 19 accessed by us, SoftBank Vision Fund II Lightbulb (Cayman) Limited will buy 22, 976, 465 Series G CPS in Lenskart.
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Rapido Plans To Go Electric With EBikeGo’s Fleet
Bengaluru-based bike taxi startup Rapido is looking to electrify 10% of its fleet by 2020 with the help of the electric two-wheeler rental platform, eBikeGo. Besides Rapido, eBikeGo is also working with numerous other startups to electrify their logistics fleet.
Livspace Looks To Raise $100 Mn From Kharis Capital, IKEA, Others
Bengaluru-based home design and decor service provider Livspace is reportedly in advanced talks to raise $100 Mn at a valuation of over $500 Mn. With the funds, the home decor company plans to expand its footprint beyond metro cities in India.
Consumer Slowdown? FMCG Boom On Ecommerce Says Otherwise
One such report by information, data and measurement firm Nielsen, released on December 19, states that one out of every two products sold on ecommerce platforms — Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and others — belonged to the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) category.
Google Chrome Data Breach Alert Sends Indian Users Into Panic
After rolling out a Google Chrome update to fix the bug which deleted app data, tech giant Google is now alerting users in India about potential data breach and phishing incidents. The Chrome 79 update was halted midway after a bug was discovered for Android users.
Featured Stories
Shortlist Brings Accountability, Feedback To Recruitment With ‘Empathetic’ HRtech Platform
“Both employers and job seekers in India have a problem that they don’t get back to the candidates about application status, or they don’t tell the feedback. And the candidates, they don’t get back to the employers, if they want to join the company or not, there are so many situations where we see ghosting happens, ” according to Sudheer Bandaru, CTO at Shortlist.
Inc42 Startup Booster Packages: Bringing India’s Startups And Their Stories To The Limelight
Through The Startup Booster Packages, we bring our editorial capabilities to the fore and let startups tell their story. Since last year, over 50 startups have signed up and showcased their stories on our platform through articles, compelling videos and more. Know more about it…
Why Is Flipkart Making Losses Despite Revenue Growth?
Flipkart India, which is a B2B unit, witnessed a jump of 85. 91% in its losses reaching INR 3, 836. 8 Cr, compared to that of INR 2. 063. 8 Cr in FY 2017-18. The company’s revenue for the year was INR 30, 931 Cr, a 43% Y-o-Y increase. So why is Flipkart making losses while its revenue increases? Here are the reasons…

Inc 42 Newsletter


Today’s Top Story
Lenskart To Raise $231 Mn From SoftBank Vision Fund II
Delhi-based eyewear startup Lenskart is raising $231 Mn from SoftBank Vision Fund II Lightbulb Ltd as part of its Series G funding round. According to MCA filings of December 19 accessed by us, SoftBank Vision Fund II Lightbulb (Cayman) Limited will buy 22, 976, 465 Series G CPS in Lenskart.
More Stories
Rapido Plans To Go Electric With EBikeGo’s Fleet
Bengaluru-based bike taxi startup Rapido is looking to electrify 10% of its fleet by 2020 with the help of the electric two-wheeler rental platform, eBikeGo. Besides Rapido, eBikeGo is also working with numerous other startups to electrify their logistics fleet.
Livspace Looks To Raise $100 Mn From Kharis Capital, IKEA, Others
Bengaluru-based home design and decor service provider Livspace is reportedly in advanced talks to raise $100 Mn at a valuation of over $500 Mn. With the funds, the home decor company plans to expand its footprint beyond metro cities in India.
Consumer Slowdown? FMCG Boom On Ecommerce Says Otherwise
One such report by information, data and measurement firm Nielsen, released on December 19, states that one out of every two products sold on ecommerce platforms — Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and others — belonged to the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) category.
Google Chrome Data Breach Alert Sends Indian Users Into Panic
After rolling out a Google Chrome update to fix the bug which deleted app data, tech giant Google is now alerting users in India about potential data breach and phishing incidents. The Chrome 79 update was halted midway after a bug was discovered for Android users.
Featured Stories
Shortlist Brings Accountability, Feedback To Recruitment With ‘Empathetic’ HRtech Platform
“Both employers and job seekers in India have a problem that they don’t get back to the candidates about application status, or they don’t tell the feedback. And the candidates, they don’t get back to the employers, if they want to join the company or not, there are so many situations where we see ghosting happens, ” according to Sudheer Bandaru, CTO at Shortlist.
Inc42 Startup Booster Packages: Bringing India’s Startups And Their Stories To The Limelight
Through The Startup Booster Packages, we bring our editorial capabilities to the fore and let startups tell their story. Since last year, over 50 startups have signed up and showcased their stories on our platform through articles, compelling videos and more. Know more about it…
Why Is Flipkart Making Losses Despite Revenue Growth?
Flipkart India, which is a B2B unit, witnessed a jump of 85. 91% in its losses reaching INR 3, 836. 8 Cr, compared to that of INR 2. 063. 8 Cr in FY 2017-18. The company’s revenue for the year was INR 30, 931 Cr, a 43% Y-o-Y increase. So why is Flipkart making losses while its revenue increases? Here are the reasons…

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Believe It or Not Day? Robert Ripley began his Believe It or Not column in The New York Globe in 1918. Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a franchise that deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. Trivia fans: Ripley first called the feature, originally involving sports feats, Champs and Chumps. He began adding items unrelated to sports, and in October 1919, he changed the title to Believe It or Not.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You are a VIP, a very important person, so take care with self-care. If not you, who? If not now, when?”

— Toni Hawkins

What is your Motto?


Glory, pride, honor.
Always progress, always move forward.
Fire of our hearts.
Beacon of the North.
The first, the true.
In ancestral footsteps we tread.
Strength lies in unity.
God brings freedom.
Peace, passion, compassion.
People of nature.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Flaneur
fluh-nər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, 19th century
1

One who rambles or travels aimlessly

2

An idler or dawdler

Examples of Flaneur in a sentence

“He left his trip itinerary open so he could be a bit of a flaneur and do things on the fly.”

“She always got in trouble for being a flaneur as she came back to class from a long break.”

Flaneur
fluh-nər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, 19th century
1

One who rambles or travels aimlessly

2

An idler or dawdler

Examples of Flaneur in a sentence

“He left his trip itinerary open so he could be a bit of a flaneur and do things on the fly.”

“She always got in trouble for being a flaneur as she came back to class from a long break.”

Riddle of the day


When there is ____, people post more negatively on Facebook.

A. not any important news stories happening
B. an election happening
C. rain
D. a higher pollen count in the air
This may or may not be one of the big reasons we recently moved from Portland, Oregon to Austin, Texas. The answer is C: rain! This research found that when it rains, people publish more negative posts on Facebook. Each of those, in turn, negatively affects one to two other people. The negative posts spread like a contagion, negatively affecting people’s moods in cities without rainfall. Social networks magnify the synchronization of global moods.