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Hurun India Future Unicorn Index 2022

The Hurun India Future Unicorn Index 2022 was released by Hurun Research Institute recently. As per index, India will have 122 new unicorns in next two to four years.

Key Facts

As per report, Startups, Zepto, Shiprocket, Turtlemint are at the top list of probable unicorns.

Classification of companies

Hurun India index has classified companies as:

  1. Would-be unicorns– Those companies founded after 2000 and valued at least USD 1 billion
  2. Gazelles– Those companies, which are likely to become unicorns in following two years. Gazelles are expected to be worth between USD 500 million and USD 1 billion. Gazelles pack is led by Shiprocket, which is a five-year-old Logistics Tech start-up. Shiprocket is followed by Zepto, Turtlemint, Ather Energy and Vivriti Capital. Other five start-ups in the list include Ninjacart, Rapido, Dunzo, ClearTax, Rapido, and Twin Health.
  3. Cheetahs– Those start-ups that could turn into unicorn in next four years. Cheetahs pack is led by Pepperfry. It is followed by Juspay and  Mswipe Technologies. Pixis, SUGAR cosmetics, ZestMoney, WayCool, Cuemath, Bluestone, Winzo are other startups on the list.

State’s Ranking

  • According to Hurun India’s findings, Bengaluru continues to be start-up capital of India. It is home to 46 probable Unicorns.
  • Bengaluru is followed by Delhi NCR with 25 probable unicorns.
  • Mumbai is at third place, with 16 probable unicorns.

What is a Unicorn company?

A unicorn is a privately held start-up company, with value of more than USD 1 billion. This term was first published in 2013. It was coined by venture capitalist Aileen Lee. Mythical animal “Unicorn” was chosen to represent statistical rarity of successful ventures.

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World Unidentified flying objects (UFO) Day

The World Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) day is observed on July 2, besides June 24, worldwide to raise awareness among people on planet earth to gather together and watch skies for UFOs.

Key Points

  • Main goal of July 2 celebration is to create awareness of “undoubted existence of UFOs”. The day also seeks to encourage governments to declassify files on UFO sightings.
  • If there have been encounters with Extra-terrestrial beings (ETs), hen concerned countries are encouraged to share information with whole world.

Confusion over dates

Some people celebrate the World UFO Day on June 24 while others on July 2. June 24 marks the day when reporter Kenneth Arnold wrote about UFO. It is considered to be first widely reported UFO in United States. July 2 marks the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell. On July 2, the balloon debris from Roswell incident were recovered from a ranch near Corona, New Mexico. On July 8, 1947, Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release on recovering of a flying disc.

Background

World UFO Day Organisation (WUFODO) declared July 2 as the official World UFO Day.

First World UFO Day

The first World UFO Day was celebrated by UFP researcher Haktan Akdogan in 2001.

Objective of the day

This day is celebrated with the aim of spreading awareness regarding the existence of intelligent beings and UFOs from outer space. Also, observing this day encourages governments worldwide to share their knowledge about UFO sightings to public.

About Unidentified flying object (UFO)

UFO is any perceived aerial phenomenon, which cannot be identified or explained immediately. On investigation, most UFOs are identified as atmospheric phenomena or known objects.

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