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Exclusive: Rapido set to acquire Hyderabad bike-sharing startup Getbike

Bike taxi company Rapido is in advanced stages of completing a deal to acquire Hyderabad-based Vave Infosolutions India Pvt. Ltd, which runs motorcycle-sharing startup Getbike, three people familiar with development told VCCircle. The deal will help Bangalore-based Rapido, run by Roppen Transportation Services Pvt. Ltd, enter Hyderabad by …

State pays millions for predatory journal articles

The South African government spent between R100 million (US$7.5 million) and R300 million (US$23 million) over a 10-year period in subsidies for academic articles published in predatory journals, according to a South African Journal of Science study, writes Sarah Wild for Quartz. Internationally, the academic world has seen a spike in …

Predatory journals offer ‘authorship for sale’

Some predatory journals are prepared to add authors to research articles that they had no involvement with in return for payment, a study has found. Other publishers offered to write and publish an article in return for money, the 18th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, …

Top Bikes, Scooters To Buy This Festive Season

The festive season is upon us and as always, there’s a huge consumer interest in purchases of new cars, bikes and scooters. Two-wheeler manufacturers also line up their new product launches just around the festive season. This time around though, there are not too many new two-wheeler launches …

Bike robbers loot ₹50L from cash van

Armed robbers on two bikes allegedly robbed over ₹50 lakh from a cash van in north-east Delhi’s Karawal Nagar area on Monday evening. A cashier sustained a bullet injury. At around 4 p.m, cashier Rampath was crossing Loni border, along with a security guard and a driver, when …