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Now, government to take on VC-backed wallet startups with ‘cashback’ for BHIM app

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | More »

The government will soon announce a cashback scheme for users of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app in a bid to boost digital transactions, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said. Since its launch in end-December,  BHIM app has been downloaded by 17 million users, creating a world record, Kant...


Women entrepreneurs in India echo Sheryl Sandberg’s words that men still rule the world

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s words that men are still ruling the world have found an echo among Indian women professionals and entrepreneurs who say gender equality is still a far-fetched dream in Indian society, workplace included. In an article written for the Wall Street J...

28 September, 2016 | More »

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IIT Delhi, WEE Foundation to help 45 women entrepreneurs

As many as 45 women entrepreneurs have been selected to be part of a three-month training programme under the Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Programme initiated by the WEE Foundation and IIT-Delhi. The free programme, slated to be launched at IIT Delhi on 1 October, will be conducted during ...

26 September, 2016 | More »


Viacom18 launches MTV Kickstart for startups

Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between Viacom Inc and Mukesh Ambani-owned Network18 Media and Investments Ltd, has partnered the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to launch a new multi-platform programme around the government’s StartUpIndia initiative. “The multi-...

18 February, 2016 | More »


Govt more comfortable with ‘marketplace’ model instead of FDI in e-com

The Indian government, which was said to be readying a plan to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce, now seems to be more comfortable with the status quo with ‘marketplaces’ which link vendors to buyers. The decision to review a proposed opening of the online retailing t...

3 November, 2014 | More »