Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet covers startups, tech policy-related updates, and all other major tech-centric developments from India for TechCrunch. He previously worked as a principal correspondent at NDTV. You can reach out to him at mail[at]journalistjagmeet[dot]com.

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India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact tracing app and vaccination website

India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact-tracing app and vaccination website to address other health concerns in the South Asian country. A senior official said Sunday that the Indian government is p

India proposes to regulate internet communication services

India has proposed to regulate internet-based communication services, requiring platforms to obtain a license for operating in the world’s second largest wireless market. The Department of Telec

Indonesia passes much-anticipated data privacy law to put bad actors behind bars

Indonesia’s parliament has introduced a data privacy law as its first motion months after encountering several breaches in the Southeast Asian country. On Tuesday, the Indonesian legislators pas

Meta alumni’s startup TrueFoundry raises $2.3M to accelerate ML deployments

A group of former Meta engineers is building a platform to help enterprises deploy machine learning models at the speed of big tech companies. Their startup, TrueFoundry, has raised $2.3 million in a

Sigmoid raises $12 million to scale its data engineering and analytics platform

Sigmoid, a startup helping firms in the U.S., U.K. and Europe comb through their data and derive better insights from it, has raised $12 million in a new financing round following a strong year of gro

Extortion group claims cyberattack on pharmaceutical giant IPCA Laboratories

IPCA Laboratories, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in India, has been hit by a cybercrime and extortion group that claims to have stolen 500 gigabytes of data from its systems. Nandakishor

Pakistan’s Neem raises $2.5M to serve underbanked communities with its embedded finance platform

Pakistan’s embedded finance platform Neem has raised $2.5 million in a seed funding round as it works to support underbanked communities in the country. The Karachi-based startup targets communi

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

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

India’s Daalchini raises $4M to make smart stores and vending machines ubiquitous

Retail tech startup Daalchini, which offers smart vending machines to hundreds of brands in India, has raised $4 million as it works to establish autonomous smart stores and vending machines in every

India’s central bank gives lenders November-end ultimatum to comply with new digital loan rules

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given lenders until the end of November to implement adequate systems and processes to ensure that new and existing loans comply with its digital loan rules issued

India plans to speed up testing and safety approvals for electronic devices

India is planning to speed up testing and safety approvals of electronic devices, including smartphones and earbuds, to reduce their time to market. Currently, it can take as long as 20 weeks to for c

Indian court orders Telegram to disclose details of channels violating copyright

An Indian court has ordered the messaging app Telegram to disclose the details of channels involved in a copyright infringement case in the country after Telegram argued, unsuccessfully, that doing so

Truecaller’s iOS update aims to improve call and spam detection

Truecaller has been dabbling in building out a family of apps to dig deeper into the different ways that people now communicate, but it’s also adding better performance to its flagship app, too.

Meta lets advertisers in India pay for their ad campaigns in ‘no-cost’ monthly installments

Meta has introduced a feature to let its advertisers in India pay for their advertising campaigns in “no-cost” monthly installments for over three months — a move to help the social netw

Peter Thiel backs electronics marketplace PriceOye in maiden Pakistan investment

A Pakistani startup, which has taken inspiration from China’s JD.com and India’s Flipkart to build a managed marketplace of electronics products, said on Tuesday it has raised seed funding

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

India’s Akasa Air exposed sensitive records of thousands of customers

Akasa Air, India’s newly launched airline that began operations earlier this month, exposed the personal data of thousands of its customers because of a technical glitch that affected its login

Predatory loan apps in India rake in huge fees, and are driving some users to suicide

On a clear afternoon, Laxmi (name changed) was sitting in her office in Gujarat, India, when she received a message from her distant relative, saying that they received some of her “morphed&#822

Google says it has pulled over 2,000 personal loan apps from Play Store in India this year

Google says it has pulled more than 2,000 personal loan apps from its Play Store in India, and is working to make some changes to its policy at a time when the local central bank is increasingly crack
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