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The growing breed of Indian developers will ensure nine out of 10 apps on Google Play Store are from India within the next 5-10 years, GGVC Managing Partner Hans Tung has said.

Speaking at the eighth annual India Internet Day (iDay) conference organised by TiE Delhi-NCR here on Thursday, Tung was part of leading Chinese VCs who shed light on the start-up landscape in China and the promise India holds.


“The focus of the event was to encourage and help innovative Internet-centric start-ups in learning how to unbox the full potential of their ambitious ventures,” Rajan Anandan, President-TiE Delhi-NCR, said in a statement.

TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world.


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Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said the value of India is in that bottom of the pyramid of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) which is the start-up ecosystem.

Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato, urged entrepreneurs to draw value from outside the country.

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Six curated start-ups presented their unique products to a panel of investors as part of “Launchpad”.

Over 1,000 delegates, including start-ups, top unicorns, industry leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders attended the event. (IANS)


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On the opening day of the wrestling competition, Ravi Kumar defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the last-four in the men's 57kg category, while compatriot Deepak Punia overcame China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the semifinals.

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Ravi Kumar landed attack after attack and went 13-2 up, winning the bout by technical superiority with minutes to spare. In wrestling, building up a 10-point lead over the opponent results in a victory by technical superiority.

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Punia, who had also suffered an elbow injury just before the Games, was slow at the start but came into his own as the bout progressed, inflicting takedowns at regular intervals to earn points.

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