Monkeypox case detected in Texas, resident to have arrived from Nigeria

Monkeypox case detected in Texas, resident to have arrived from Nigeria

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the local health authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, & Dallas, Texas have confirmed that they are looking into a case of Monkeypox in a traveler from Nigeria, West Africa.

While officials are still analyzing where the virus hides in nature, it is believed that small mammals and rodents in Africa have a key role in spreading the virus to humans and certain forest animals like monkeys.

Notably, people may get infected by monkeypox once they are scratched or bitten by an animal or when they come in contact with an infected animal or animal products.

Barry Callebaut set to support sustainably sourced vanilla and cocoa

Barry Callebaut set to support sustainably sourced vanilla and cocoa

World’s leading manufacturer of top-quality cocoa and chocolate products, The Barry Callebaut Group, has reportedly announced its support for fully sustainably sourced vanilla and cocoa, through its ‘Better For You’ portfolio from the North America region.

This portfolio includes sugar solutions (reduced sugar, no sugar added, and sugar-free), dairy-free, high-protein, and organic solutions. The portfolio has witnessed significant innovation and growth in recent years.

The announcement provides the North American consumers of Barry Callebaut with top-quality sustainable products and lets the company support the vision

Marvel’s Black Widow records USD 116.9 million in box office debut

Marvel’s Black Widow records USD 116.9 million in box office debut

Disney and Marvel's latest superhero adventure flick “Black Widow” has recorded USD 116.9 million during its first box office opening. This has made it the most successful film to be released since the pandemic began.

The Scarlet Johansson starrer tallied at USD 80 million at the domestic box office alone, over USD 60 million from Disney+, and USD 78 million from international ticket sales. For the first time, the overall domestic box office had netted over USD 100 million in ticket sales since March 2020.

The box office collection of Black Widow has surpassed that of Universal’s “F9”, the former record

Intalio acquires Nyxeia to expand footprint in global digital market

Intalio acquires Nyxeia to expand footprint in global digital market

U.S-based IT service management company, Intalio has reportedly acquired Nyxeia, a firm that specializes in the implementation, sales and delivery of cost-effective and high-quality software solutions.

According to credible sources, the acquisition is expected to have a significant impact on both the firm’s growth in the booming and competitive digital market. Under this move, Intalio will focus on expanding and supporting the packaging of its full-featured vertical offerings designed for specific industries, which may indirectly stimulate its revenue and growth. The company has reportedly reached USD 48 Million valuation in 2020.

Planet Labs to go public with Google, BlackRock, Marc Benioff backing

Planet Labs to go public with Google, BlackRock, Marc Benioff backing

Well-known satellite imagery platform, Planet Labs, has reportedly revealed its plans of going public by merging with a SPAC (special-purpose acquisition company), in an attempt to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Apparently, the data specialist firm would be combining with dMY Technology Group IV, a SPAC which trades on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker DMYQ.

If reports are to be believed, the deal will provide the space company an equity valuation of USD 2.8 billion and is anticipated to close during the fourth quarter, followed by the listing of Planet Labs on the NYSE under ticker PL.

Tyson Foods recalls ready-to-eat chicken products over listeria concerns

Tyson Foods recalls ready-to-eat chicken products over listeria concerns
  • The company has recalled 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products
  • An epidemiologic investigation reveals that, of the three reported case, one person died due to potential listeria contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc., an American multinational corporation that operates in the food industry, has recalled more than 8 million pounds of RTE (ready-to-eat) chicken products. According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture, one person died due to potential listeria contamination in the chicken products.

Singapore’s Bolttech raises $180Mn in Series A funding round

Singapore’s Bolttech raises $180Mn in Series A funding round

Bolttech, a Singapore-based Insurtech company, has officially announced the completion of a $180 million Series A round which was led by Activant Capital Group along with other investors such as Alpha Leonis Partners, Tony Fadell – Principal at Future Shape, B. Riley Venture Capital, Dowling Capital Partners, and Tarsadia Investments.

With this funding, Bolttech currently holds a valuation of over $1 billion, thereby gaining a Unicorn status in just a year after it become operational.

Sources claim that the firm will utilize the raised funds to enhance its position in the US market. The funds will also be used to offer enhance tec

Nissan to establish $1.38 billion gigafactory for EVs in Sunderland

Nissan to establish $1.38 billion gigafactory for EVs in Sunderland

Automobile manufacturer, Nissan, has recently unveiled plans to develop a $1.38 billion gigafactory in Sunderland, the U.K. This initiative has been taken with an aim to accelerate the launch of electric vehicles in the country.

For those unversed, the Japanese automaker has been manufacturing products in its current facility in Sunderland for the past 35 years. The company has collaborated with a Chinese battery technology company, Envision AESC, and Sunderland City Council for the Nissan EV36Zero project. The new EV manufacturing hub is expected to create 1,650 job opportunities in total, with 750 at Envision AESC and 900 at Nissan. Envision AESC is also planning to inve

Classplus raises $65 Mn in funding to multiply its online tutors

Classplus raises $65 Mn in funding to multiply its online tutors

Delhi NCR-based EdTech frontrunner, Classplus, has reportedly secured $65 million in a Series C funding round led by Tiger Global, a U.S.-based investment firm. This marks the fourth round of funding closed by the startup during the last 15 months.

The round also saw participation from GSV Ventures, and the existing investors, including Blume Ventures, Alpha Wave Incubation (AWI), and RTP Global. Apparently, Classplus has, to date, raised around $85 million in funding, from investors such as Times Internet, Sourav Ganguly, a former cricketer, and the accelerator program Surge from Sequoia Capital.

For the uninitiated, Classplus, whi