Mumbai, Oct 3 (PTI) Leading business process outsourcing player Accenture has launched an innovation challenge to inspire and catalyse technology innovation among college students across the country.

The challenge encourages students to adopt new and emerging areas in technology and its applications such as blockchain, security, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and others, a statement said.

The contest will award seven winning teams including the grand prize winner and two category winners. All winners will receive prizes worth up to Rs 1 lakh per member of the winning team, as well as certificates, trophies and a fast- track recruitment opportunity with Accenture.

———————————————————- Reliance Commodities launches new trading app Mumbai: Reliance Commodities, a group company of Reliance Capital, has launched an advanced intuitive commodity trading application available both on the web as well as on the mobilephones.

The platform will enable traders analyse commodities based on seasonality by uncovering certain hidden patterns, a release said, adding traders can tap opportunities by analysing spreads between two futures contracts.

“It will enable traders to decode essential data for unlocking the potential of commodities markets. Empowered with simplified data outcome and in-depth data analysis will help them leverage market dynamics,” the company said.

——————————————————— Ginger Hotels enters Lucknow

Mumbai: Ginger Hotels, the dominant budget hotel chain from the Taj Group, has opened a property in Lucknow.

“Ginger Hotel Lucknow is a 72-key property located within a short drive from the airport and railway station.

Ginger is the pioneer and the largest chain of branded budget hotels in the country,” Ginger Hotels managing director and CEO Rahul Pandit said in a statement.

————————————————————– Venture Catalysts invest in startup HomeCapital Mumbai: Integrated incubation centre Venture Catalysts, has facilitated an undisclosed amount of investment into a fintech startup HomeCapital, focused on home down- payment assistance to first time home buyers.

The funding was led by VCats angels Anuj Golecha, Gaurav Gandhi, Ram Joukani, Gaurav Singhvi, Vishal Jhunjhunwaala, Anudeep Jhunjhunwaala, Brijesh Thakkar, Revathi Roy, Jagidsh Gothi, Dipan Dalal, among others, a Venture Catalyst statement said.

————————————————————– Masama elects Sunil Agarwal as president

Mumbai: The Metals and Stainless Steel Merchants Association (Masama), the apex body representing the stainless steel industry, has elected Sunil Agarwal as its new president.

“I have tremendous respect for the work the association does, when our eco-system is rapidly expanding due to extensive innovation on several fronts. I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this journey, ensuring that members are involved in shaping the future of the stainless-steel industry,” Agarwal, who is also the director of Vinod Cookware, said in a statement.

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