New Delhi, Jun 13 State-run power giant NTPC has energised 150 kWp canal top solar PV System on cooling water (CW) channel inside power station premises at its 2,320 MW, Mouda Thermal Power Project, near Nagpur in Maharashtra.
This novel Solar PV system makes use of side walls of CW channels as load bearing structure thereby significantly decreasing cost of civil and mounting structure, NTPC statement said.
It also has several other unique advantages such as land and water conservation due to reduced evaporation, increased PV generation due to cooling and reduction in dirt, leaves thereby reducing chemicals for water treatment, it said.
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Retail-tech firm Freedom.Desi to offer GST solutions *Retail-tech firm Freedom.Desi today said it has forayed into return filing in Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime to be rolled out from July 1.
Through its mobile application, the company said it will offer GST solutions to bring forth improved productivity, and streamline tax processes, enabling retailers to run their business smoothly.
"The mobile-based application uses Wi-Fi sensors to track users in vicinity on a commercial space, log footfalls and also out promotional offers to their app-users in the vicinity," it said.
Freedom.Desi helps offline retailers to leverage the benefits of location-based technology to increase footfall and drive sales.
Mumbai, Jun 13 Goodera, a global CSR and Sustainability Management technology platform, headquartered in Bengaluru and US, announced that it has received USD 5.5 million funding from Nexus Venture Partners and Omidyar Network.
Varsha Rao, previously Head of Global Operations at Airbnb also participated in this round along with other prominent angels, the company said in a statement.
Goodera is a CSR Lifecycle Management platform embedded with strong domain expertise, providing corporates automation and intelligence across monitoring and evaluation, impact measurement, grant making, reporting and employee volunteering.
The funds raised through this round will be utilised in enhancing our technology, deepening domain expertise and supporting customer acquisition and experience, it added. -----------------------
Titan's e-store launches chat bot by Gupshup to aid e-shoppers
Bot platform, Gupshup today announced the launch of the chat bot it has developed for Titan Company for its e-commerce store.
Currently active on Titan Company’s E-comm store and Facebook Messenger, the chat bot can hold automated conversations with customers and offer them a highly personalised shopping experience, a statement from Titan said.
Through the bot, customers can explore Titan's range of products, get recommendations and raise queries about order tracking, shipment among other things.
New Delhi, Jun 13 E-commerce major Amazon India today said it has doubled the number of merchants on its e- commerce platform to two lakh in less than a year.
Amazon.In has crossed the two million seller base mark in just four years of the company's operations in India, Amazon.In said in a statement.
It added that the company has doubled the number in less than a year of crossing the one lakh seller count last July.
"This fast pace of adoption has come on the back of various unique, India-first innovations like feet on street teams, self-service registration, Chai Cart and Tatkal," the statement said.
It added that partnerships with several national and state government bodies also helped in reaching the milestone.
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Google rolls out 'Website with Google My Business' *Google today launched a new programme to help small and medium businesses build their websites in a simple and fast manner, free of charge.
"With over 400 million Indians online, and 300 million of them on smartphones, the Internet has emerged as the go-to destination to research and buy. So, it is important for businesses to be where customers are," Google Director Marketing Solutions Shalini Girish said.
She added that small business owners, however, often find that building a website can be complex, expensive, and time- consuming.
"In order to solve these problems for them, we introduced a new simple, free, and fast way to build a mobile optimised website through 'Website With Google My Business'," she said.
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NIIT Univ adds Digital Transformation tech to courses *NIIT University (NU) has introduced 'Digital Transformation' technologies in its curriculum.
"NU has introduced B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) programme with emphasis on Digital Transformation technologies to rise up to the urgent need faced by the IT industry for next-gen digitally skilled engineers," NU said in a statement.
The B.Tech CSE programme will be embedded with Full Stack Programming, Big Data, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IOT) curriculum to make it more industry relevant, it added.
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Smartron partners Eros Now
*Tech firm Smartron today said it has inked a strategic partnership with Eros Now to provide entertainment content to its customers.
"This exclusive partnership will provide two months of free vast repository of movies to all Smartron users in multiple languages that can be accessed through a cloud platform - tcloud," Smartron said in a statement.