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Increase of 12.10% in Budget allocation for M/o Social Justice & Empowerment in Union Budget 2018-19 over 2017-18
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Increase of 12.10% in Budget allocation for M/o Social Justice...

A New scheme Venture Capital Fund for OBCs on similar lines as Venture Capital Fund for SCs to be launched with an initial corpus of Rs. 200 crore. Rs. 140 crore has been provided for it in 2018-19. The Skill Development Training has been given to 13,587 ... Business Standard, 2 months ago
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Busting fake news: Who funds whom?

Some unlikely celebrities are behind multiple campaigns to fight the fake news menace.Sai Manish reports. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com While the Narendra D Modi government burnt its fingers over an unsuccessful attempt to 'rein in' the mainline media over alleged fake news dissemination, India's nascent fake news-busting business is finding high-profile takers. Three of them -- OpIndia, Alt News and Boom Live -- stand out for the intensity of their coverage and the hawk (if sometimes ...
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How a trip to India made her a million-dollar entrepreneur

Social enterpreneur Eddy Brooks of Bhakti Chai is making millions selling chai. Brook Eddy's trip to India inspired her to be a social entrepreneur. Her venture Bhakti Chai, started in 2007, is a certified BCorp, benefit corporation.All photographs: Kind courtesy Bhakti Chai The year was 2002. Colorado-based Brook Eddy made a trip to north India to study Swadhyay devotional movement. She was enthralled by the concept of bhakti (devotion) though social action. "Swadhyay seemed like this really ...
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This mother-daughter is making millions by saving the planet

By using recycled resources to create earth-friendly gifting options, the venture Surprise Someone is changing the way India smiles. Sharda Daga, 55 and Pinky Maheshwari, 35 jointly run Surprise Someone.All photographs: Kind courtesy Surprise Someone We all love to get and give surprises. A good surprise can instantly lift your mood, bring a smile on your face and rejuvenate your mind. Pinky Maheshwari, 35, decided to make this a way of her life, with Surprise Someone. But there are numerous ...
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As big funds vanish, start-ups stare at M&A for survival

Experts argue that the top two players in each category will receive funding sooner or later, but for laggards, the market is still challenging. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In the last few weeks, several start-ups raised money: Zomato, Swiggy, BigBasket, and Zoomcar were among the prominent names.   Has the funding cycle turned for start-ups? The big deals may suggest so, but they don’t reflect the full story. While the outlook is positive, there’s hardly any sign ...
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Banks are investing big time in venture capital

Banks are allowed to invest up to 10 per cent of the paid-up or unit capital in Category-I or Category-II Alternative Investment Funds Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Raising a new fund from domestic investors has never been easier.   Institutional investors - led by banks, insurance firms, family offices and Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) - are backing new venture capital and venture debt funds. If 2017 saw many new venture capital (VC) funds backed by the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Eyeing offshore markets

City: kolkata Bagrry’s India, which recently ventured into overseas markets like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and parts of West Asia, plans a larger outreach Bagrry’s India, one of the leading brands of health foods and breakfast cereals in the Indian ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
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Fortune names its World's 50 Greatest Leaders

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and other United States schools, Tim Cook, India’s Indira Jaising and Mukesh Ambani. The names mentioned above have nothing in common… until now. They have all been named as Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Here are some of the prominent names mentioned in the list. >> The Students Marjory Stoneman Douglas and other schools  IMAGE: Tears roll down the face of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student ...
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Why Sunil Munjal is keen to acquire Fortis

According to Munjal, there is an opportunity for somebody who comes from a not for profit background in health care to do something. For Sunil Kant Munjal, who has joined the race for acquisition of private hospital chain Fortis along with the Burmans, health care is not an uncharted territory. Munjal has been associated with a 1,500-bed hospital in Ludhiana for over a decade.   The Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) is run by a trust and Munjal serves as the president of this ...
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I'm willing to bet there is no case against Chanda Kochhar

'... not even a moral one, let alone a legal one.''Even if it is assumed that Deepak Kochhar tried to influence his wife into doing something dodgy for his 'social acquaintance', why would she do it?' 'By all accounts she has been granted share options in ICICI Bank of a very substantial amount which easily makes her a multi billion-pati.' 'She did not become CEO against some stiff competition by being stupid and concocting devious cock-and-bull renewable energy stories.'S Muralidharan, ...
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