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Indian Start-ups taking Active Participation in ‘London Tech Week’

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As many as 20 Indian start-ups participated in 'London Tech Week'. VOA
  • 20 Indian start-ups have participated in the ongoing ‘London Tech Week’
  • The companies were gracefully welcomed by the founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria, at the House of Lords this week
  • These companies also come together to become members of the India Emerging Twenty (IE20) program which was initiated by London & Partners (L&P)

London, June 15, 2017: More than 20 Indian start-ups have enrolled themselves to be the part of the ongoing ‘London Tech Week’. These companies reach out to the masses covering the fields like travel and dairy tech and have participated with the view to conquer new ideas of international expansion and diversification.

These companies also come together to become members of the India Emerging Twenty (IE20) program which was initiated by London & Partners (L&P), Sadiq Khan’s business and promotional agency. It is a globally recognized platform which promotes the interests of the Indian organizations helping them to expand their establishments worldwide.

The companies were gracefully welcomed by the founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria, at the House of Lords this week. He said: “The IE20 initiative is a wonderful way of highlighting the amazing entrepreneurial talent that exists in India, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. India’s young and dynamic entrepreneurial growth is the driving force behind India’s growth as a country. IE20 are shining champions of India’s growth story,”

According to PTI, these companies had gathered and attended the launch to meet the tech enterprises and leading business companies in London. They also came there to attend skilling up session with Lord Bilimoria and entrepreneur’s champion Shalini Khemka.

“The IE20 is proof that London’s relationship with India continues to grow and it is fantastic to welcome so many of its fastest-growing companies to our great city.As someone who arrived from India 15 years ago with just 200 pounds in my pocket, before setting up my own successful companies, I know from first-hand experience that London is the best place in the world to do business,” said Shalini Khemka.

Shalini Khemka too remarked. “This is an excellent opportunity for the winners, India’s most innovative start-ups, to champion Indian entrepreneurship in the UK.”

As per informed by the London & Partners (L&P), there has been overall development in Indian companies since 2005 across all business sectors who have willingly invested in London. Besides this there has been approximately a 117 per cent increment in tech companies investing in the city accounting for about 45 per cent of all projects. Major tech investing Indian companies in London include software testing service Cigniti Technologies, customer support company Kayako and many others.

Last Year about 345 Indian companies entered the IE20 programme which accounts for the increment of 100 companies from the previous year. LatentView Analytics and Curadev Pharma, are the latest Indian companies introducing abundant job opportunities in its initial years.

“IE20 helped us with recognition and credibility among prospective clients,” Vijay Ganesan, Business Development Manager at LatentView Analytics, said IE20 is an initiative aimed at high growth, knowledge- based companies formed after 2000.

– prepared by Himanshi Goyal of Newsgram, Twitter: @himanshi1104

 

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Manoj Bajpayee is an amazing actor and a team player on set: Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra on Thursday treated his fans to a question and answer session over Twitter.

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Actor Sidharth Malhotra. Wikimedia Commons

November 7, 2017: Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who will be seen sharing screen space with Manoj Bajpayee in “Aiyaary”, says the National Award winning actor is amazing and a team player.

Sidharth Malhotra on Thursday treated his fans to a question and answer session over Twitter.

A user asked the “Student Of The Year” actor about his experience working with Manoj in “Aiyaary”.

Sidharth replied: “He’s an amazing actor and a team player on set.”

“Aiyaary”, set in Delhi, London and Kashmir, revolves around two strong-minded Army officers having completely different views, yet right in their own ways. It is a real-life story based on the relationship between a mentor and a protege.

Presented by Plan C and Jayantilal Gada (Pen), the project is produced by Shital Bhatia, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, Motion Picture Capital.

When asked about the development of the film, Sidharth replied: “Awesome. Excited to show it in a few months.”

Sidharth, 32, also described his “Brothers” co-star Akshay Kumar as his “brother from another mother.”(IANS)

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Indian-Origin Doctor Manish Shah charged with 118 Sex Offences in UK

The doctor, Manish Shah, is also charged with one count of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13

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Dr. Manish Shah charged with sexual assault. Wikimedia
  • A 47-year-old Indian-origin doctor in east London was charged with 118 sex offences, including one assault on a child under 13
  • Shah is out on bail and is due to appear on August 31 at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court in London
  • The charges announced today follow a long-running investigation into Shah, who has been bailed several times after first being arrested in 2013

London, August 3, 2017:  A 47-year-old Indian-origin doctor in east London was on Thursday charged with 118 sex offenses, including one assault on a child under 13, by the Scotland Yard.

Dr Manish Shah, from Brunel Close in Romford area of the city, is accused of 65 counts of assault by penetration and 52 allegations of sexual assault, the Metropolitan Police said.

The doctor is also charged with one count of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13.

“Manish Shah has been charged with 65 assault by penetration, contrary to Section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, 52 sexual assault, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and 1 sexual assault on a child under 13 years, contrary to Section 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003,” the Met Police said in a statement today.

Shah is out on bail and is due to appear on August 31 at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court in London.

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“The NHS (National Health Service) has a dedicated number for any individuals who may have concerns or questions. They can be contacted on 0800 011 4253,” the Met Police said.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between June 2004 and July 2013 and relate to 54 victims.

The charges announced today follow a long-running investigation into Shah, who has been bailed several times after first being arrested in 2013. (IANS)

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Scientists develop New Surgical Glue Inspired by Slug Slime as Alternative to Sutures and Staples for Closing Wounds

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A slug rests on a finger of a gardener in a park in London, April 29, 2016. Scientists have studied the mucus of snails to develop an experimental surgical glue.
  • Scientists developed a medical adhesive inspired by slug slime
  • The surgical glue is said to be strong, non-toxic and the best replacement to sutures and staples for healing wounds
  • The first such experiment was inspired by the sticking properties of underwater mussels

Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds.

While some medical glues already exist, they often adhere weakly, are not particularly flexible and frequently cannot be used in very wet conditions.

To get around those problems, a group of scientists from Harvard and other research centers decided to learn from slugs, which — as well as making slime to glide on — can produce extremely adhesive mucus as a defense mechanism.

The slugs’ trick is to generate a substance that not only forms strong bonds on wet surfaces but also has a matrix that dissipates energy at the point of adhesion, making it highly flexible.

Strong, nontoxic

The man-made version of this tough adhesive is based on the same principles and in a series of experiments reported in the journal Science on Thursday it was shown to adhere strongly to pig skin, cartilage, tissue and organs. It also proved nontoxic to human cells.

In one test, the new glue was used to close a wound in a blood-covered pig’s heart and successfully maintained a leak-free seal after the heart was inflated and deflated tens of thousands of times.

In another case it was applied to a laceration in a rat’s liver and performed just as well as a hemostat, a surgical tool often used in operations to control bleeding.

“There are a variety of potential uses and in some settings this could replace sutures and staples, which can cause damage and be difficult to place in certain situations,” said researcher David Mooney, professor of bioengineering at Harvard.

Mussel-inspired glue

Mooney and colleagues envisage the new adhesive will be made in sheets and cut to size, although they have also developed an injected version for closing deep wounds. The injection would be hardened using ultraviolet light, like dental fillings.

It is not the first time that scientists have taken inspiration from nature to devise a better medical adhesive.

Four years ago, another research group developed a glue inspired by the underwater sticking properties of mussels, but Mooney thinks slugs win hands-down in terms of stickiness and flexibility.

The scientists are applying for patents, although it will require a commercial company to then license the technology and take it into the next phase of human clinical trials. (VOA)