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Agritech startup Produze raises funding to help Indian farmers sell produce in international market

Agritech startup Produze has raised $2.6 Mn in its seed funding round led by Accel. All In Capital, Thirukumaran Nagarajan and Kartheeswaran KK from Ninjacart, Anilkumar SG from Sammunati, Pawan Gupta and Abhishek Sharma from Fashinza, Pushkar Mukewar from Drip Capital, Angad Kikla, Naisheel Verdhan and Rahul Gill from CityMall, Ranjith Mukundan from Stellapps and Pravin Jadhav from DhanHQ also participated in the funding round.

Sports

Don’t know if MS Dhoni was going to win you game from dressing room: Parthiv Patel questions India’s tactics in 2019 WC semi-final

People in India are yet to overcome their loss to New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. A lot of questions were raised regarding the tactics at that time. Now, even three years later, Parthiv Patel is still surprised with the decision of sending MS Dhoni at number seven. I don’t know if MS Dhoni was going to win you the game from the dressing room, said Parthiv.

Politics

Sanjay Raut sent to judicial custody till August 22

A special court in Mumbai sent Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut to judicial custody till August 22. The leader has been remanded by the Enforcement Directorate under a money laundering case. The development comes two days after Raut's wife Varsha appeared before the ED in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case.

Technology

FB shuts Pakistan hacker accounts targeting Indian users

In the second quarter of 2022, Meta shut down several accounts that were found to be operated by APT36, a Pakistan-backed hacker group that was targeting Indians through bogus accounts. The social media giant also shut down thousands of accounts that were found to be indulging in targeted harassment on grounds of religion or gender. Facebook released its Quarterly Adversarial Report earlier this week, and India features prominently in it.

Entertainment

Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' tops Billboard chart; becomes 2022's biggest female debut

Beyoncé's latest album Renaissance secured its place at the No. 1 rank on the Billboard 200 Albums chart dated August 13. With this, the album marked the year's biggest week numbers scored by a female artist and also the second-biggest week of 2022 overall. As per Luminate Data, Renaissance debuted with 3,32,000 equivalent album units sold in the US.

Business

Scripbox acquires investment startup Wealth Managers to grow cumulative consumer base

Wealthtech startup Scripbox has acquired Pune-based startup Wealth Managers for an undisclosed amount. Following the acquisition, Scripbox plans to expand its geographical footprint and customer base. Further, the startup hopes the deal will enable it to offer better services to its customers. Furthermore, according to Scripbox, this will create long-term investment opportunities for their customer base.

Miscellaneous

Monsoon fury: 14 cars swept away in MP's Khargone river

As monsoon raged on, 14 cars in Khargone were swept away after a sudden rise in river water levels on Sunday. The incident in Madhya Pradesh had dozens running for safety after water levels near a forest rose above the expected levels. While Maharashtra is experiencing heavy rains, Odisha and West Bengal are bracing for downpour due to looming depression.