Tag: India

Indian double viral mutation cause for global concern

India’s B.1.617 variant contains two mutations linked to increased transmissibility and ability to evade our immune system With more than 300,000 new Covid cases a day and hospitals and crematoria facing collapse, Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called the situation in India “beyond heartbreaking.” India’s government has blamed the people for not following Covid-safe […]


Byju’s buys offline tutor Aakash for $1 bn

Online learning giant bets on the hybrid model; hopes to leverage Aakash’s assets for offline growth Indian online learning giant Byju’s is looking to further consolidate its leadership position in the education space and accelerate its offline growth. The country’s most expensively valued education technology startup has closed the deal to acquire exam preparation firm […]