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Accenture, Yahoo organise contest for innovative ideas

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accenture, in association with Yahoo India, has launched a contest inviting full-time students in India to use technology to develop innovative ideas.

The deadline for submitting ideas is August 17.

The goal of the fifth season of #InnovationJockeys contest is to bring a positive change to society, through the three themes: detecting fraud and preventing business malpractice; creating an inclusive digital India and empowering women.

Members of the grand prize winning team will receive an Apple MacBook Pro. They will also have the opportunity to visit the Accenture Technology Labs in Dublin, Ireland, or in Silicon Valley, California, USA, or visit the Accenture Internet of Things (IoT) Center of Excellence in Singapore.

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NHPC Teesta Hydroelectric Proj unit 4 achieves full speed * State-owned NHPC Ltd today said that the unit 4 of Teesta Low Dam Hydroelectric Project has been successfully spun at its full.

"NHPC Ltd has informed BSE that the Unit 4 of Teesta Low Dam Project-IV (160 MW) project has been successfully spun at its full rpm on August 1, 2016 at 1830," the company said in a BSE filing.

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Rise India plans to recruit 150 employees in next 3 months * Strategic Investment and Skill Development firm Rise India plans to recruit over 150 employees in the next three months for their centres across the country.

The recruitment will be held across various verticals and hierarchies such as Faculties, Business Development Managers and HRM operation Executives.

"We are pleased to announce the recruitment drive. We look forward to organising a prolific event to undertake mass recruitment," Rise India CEO Ajay Chhanagni said.

The company executes large scale skill development projects across the country. Through its ventures, it has succeeded in training and placement of over 50,000 students in sectors such as retail, IT, BSFI, construction, driving, and renewable energy.

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IndusNet Tech launches tool for energy efficiency * Kolkata-based IndusNet Technologies launched a web-based platform for improving energy efficiency in industries in collaboration with E-Cube Energy today.

Named 'Motor Tool', the application would also be launched in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Malaysia in the next three to six months, CEO of IndusNet Technologies Abhishek Rungta said in a statement.

The application had been developed using big data and technology, it said.

TalentNext.Com raises $1 mn from angel investors

* TalentNext.Com, an online platform that connects talent like actors and screenwriters with recruiters, has secured a second round of funding of USD 1 million from angel investors.

"Our aim is to support and augment the growth of promising talent across the country. This investment helps us expand to hundreds of cities across India and beyond the typical metropolitan and tier I regions," TalentNext.Com CEO Shekhar Purohit said.

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NIIT expands presence in China

* Skills and talent development firm NIIT has entered into two strategic tie-ups in Ningxia Province of China to develop a pool of IT professionals.

NIIT has signed an agreement with Yinchuan City Economic and Technology Development Zone to open a training centre and train 2,500 learners from universities, colleges and enterprises in next 5 years with financial support from Ningxia provincial government, it said in a statement.

It has also joined hands with Ningxia University to provide IT training through NIIT Inside Model, it added.

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Intex partners with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) * Handset maker Intex has partnered with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to provide formal academic training and qualification to its pool of semi-skilled manpower in Noida factories hailing from remote parts of the country.

As part of the association, Intex as the skill knowledge partner will provide practical on-job training to school passouts at its manufacturing plant in Noida, a statement said.

TISS will run a three-year Bachelors in Vocational Studies or B. Voc (with Specialisation in Electronics Manufacturing), it added.

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T-Hub launches AgriTech Accelerator prog, partners Icrisat * Incubator start-up of Telangana government, T-Hub today announced the launch of AgriTech Accelerator Program in partnership with Icrisat (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics), powered by RViP.

The program will begin from February 15, according to an official release.

During the three-month acceleration period, RViP or Riverbridge Ventures Innovations Platform, in association with Icrisat and T-Hub will engage with start-ups through its unique scaling model and work as a full-time partner for enabling and scaling the efforts of the participating startups, it said.

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First Published: Tue, August 02 2016. 17:42 IST