Manish Singh

Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. He previously wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, Mashable and NDTV. You can reach out to him at m(@)manish.one

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Facebook parent Meta launches startup accelerator with India’s IT ministry in metaverse push

Meta Platforms is looking at India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem as it bolsters its bet on the metaverse. The social juggernaut has partnered with the Indian IT Ministry’s startup hub to

Vedanta and Foxconn sign agreement with Indian state for $20 billion semiconductor unit

Indian oil-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta and global manufacturing giant Foxconn have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian state of Gujarat to set up a $20 billion semiconductor and di

Google eyes moving some Pixel smartphone manufacturing to India, report says

Google is eyeing moving some production of its Pixel smartphone lineup to India, according to a report, the latest in a series of phonemakers with growing ambitions to locally assemble their handsets

India to control which lending apps are permitted to app stores in latest crackdown

India plans to mandate which loan apps are allowed on app stores in the country, the latest in a series of recent steps from the world’s second largest internet market to crack down on sketchy a

Byju’s has no answer for its growing list of missing deadlines

It took Byju’s 10 years to become India’s most valuable startup, expanding its empire of online learning apps to many markets, including the U.S. The firm, founded by a teacher, largely avoided co

Google okays fantasy sports and rummy apps in India in a pilot

Google plans to run a pilot to permit daily fantasy sports apps and rummy games on Play Store in India, addressing a request from the local community that has long expressed frustration at the Android

Sequoia India and SEA taps international operators to help startups launch and expand overseas

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia has launched a new program to help its portfolio’s early-stage founders connect with international operators who can help the startups expand to new markets, the ven

Torrential rains, floods and power cuts disrupt lives, business operations in India’s Silicon Valley

Weather officials are predicting more monsoon rains in Bengaluru, complicating prospects for a quicker recovery for India’s Silicon Valley where floods have wrecked many slum houses, cut transportat

Binance to stop supporting USDC, the second largest stablecoin

Binance, the issuer of the world’s third-largest stablecoin, said on Monday it will convert customers’ holdings in three rival stablecoins USD Coin (USDC), Pax Dollar (USDP) and True USD (

India approves PayU’s $4.7 billion acquisition of BillDesk

India’s antitrust watchdog has approved PayU’s proposed acquisition of payments gateway BillDesk, the second largest M&A deal in the South Asian market’s consumer internet space,

India summons Wikipedia officials over edits to cricketer’s page

India has summoned executives of Wikipedia after a cricketer’s page on the online encyclopedia was edited with links to a separatist movement. The country’s IT ministry made the order on M

Indian agency searches fintech Paytm, Razorpay and Cashfree offices in Chinese loan apps probe

India’s financial crime fighting agency searched the offices of fintech unicorns Paytm and Razorpay as well as Cashfree on Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into fraudulent Chinese loan

Amazon, facing ‘unfavorable’ regulatory environment, struggles to expand in India

Amazon is lagging its chief rival Flipkart in India on several key metrics and struggling to make inroads in smaller Indian cities and towns, according to a scathing report by investment firm Sanford

India says no proposal to restrict Chinese phonemakers in sub-$150 price range

India is not proposing to restrict Chinese smartphone manufacturers from operating in the sub-$150 price range, a key minister said Monday, providing relief to scores of international giants in the wo

Meta and Jio launch grocery shopping on WhatsApp in India

Meta and an e-commerce venture between India’s Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms are bringing grocery shopping to WhatsApp in what they said was a global-first end-to-end shopping experience on

Reliance Jio to spend $25B on 5G rollout, debut in October and reach every town by 2023 end

Reliance Jio Infocomm, India’s top telecom mobile operator, has earmarked a spending of $25 billion on the rollout of its 5G services that it plans to debut in key cities this Diwali in October,

India railway firm scraps plan to monetize customer data following uproar

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a state-run firm with a monopoly on online booking of train tickets, has scrapped its plan to monetize customer data after its tender drew conc

CoinDCX launches platform to make DeFi apps accessible to masses

The complex onboarding and user experience is the price people pay to use decentralized apps — and it’s also one of the reasons most are not using those services. A top Indian crypto exchange

India alleges a16z-backed CoinSwitch violated forex laws, searches offices

India’s financial crime-fighting agency conducted searches at multiple premises of the Bengaluru-headquartered CoinSwitch Kuber on Thursday, alleging the crypto exchange startup violated forex l

India asks Byju’s to explain delay in filing audited financial accounts, report says

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