Air Pollution on Indian Road

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40% Indians May Reduce Life Expectancy By 9 Years, Says US Researchers

The EPIC, a research group in the US has revealed that about 40% of Indians could witness a reduction in life expectancy by over 9 years due to air pollution. Besides, It is expected that over 480 million people living in Maharashtra, MP, and Delhi inhale hazardous air. However, the report by EPIC praises India's effort under the National Clean Air Program to reduce pollution by 20%-30% by 2034.

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 06:33 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Air Pollution, life expectancy, INDIANS, Epic

Courtesy: Reuters

Byju's founder and CEO Raveendran

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Byju's Acquires US Based Digital Reading Platform 'Epic' For $500 Mn

In a bid to expand its presence in the USA's education market, Bangalore-based startup Byju's will acquire the digital reading platform "Epic" for $500 million. Epic is regarded as the world's largest digital reading platform for kids 12 and under, which hosts a million teachers and 50 million kids use the platform. Meanwhile, Byju's founder Raveendran said the expansion will ''hugely accelerate'' our revenue by March 2022.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 12:50 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Byju's, Epic, Digital Reading, Online education

Courtesy: Bloomberg Quint