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One year of Startup India: Report card

Monday, January 16, 2017 | More »

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the launch of Start-Up India, Stand-Up India programme, in New Delhi on January 16, 2016.
Exactly a year ago, on January 16, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ‘Start-up India, Stand up India’ initiative. As the Vigyan Bhavan auditorium bustled with energy and excitement, hundreds of new-age entrepreneurs looked forward to the historic announcement—the ‘S...


Startup India is a work in progress, open to modifying policies: DIPP’s Ramesh Abhishek

It’s been six months since the government announced the Startup India action plan. A lot has been talked about since then and the government has received criticism as well as appreciation for the ambitious initiative. In an exclusive interview with TechCircle, Ramesh Abhishek, secretary in the Dep...

10 August, 2016 | More »


Govt scraps ‘angel investment tax’; only ‘eligible’ startups to benefit

The government has scrapped the so-called ‘angel investment tax’ on investors providing funding to startups. This means resident angel investors, domestic family offices or domestic funds not registered as VC funds will now not have to worry about having to pay tax on the money invested in start...

18 June, 2016 | More »


Govt adds payment gateway to G2B e-governance site eBiz

In a bid to improve the ease of doing business in the country, the government flagged off the second phase of its eBiz project, a Government-to-Business (G2B) portal which allows potential entrepreneurs to complete formalities like submitting forms, making payments and also tracking the status of th...

22 January, 2014 | More »


Govt revises FDI policy to allow unlisted companies to raise capital abroad

The government has modified the existing foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, which now allows unlisted companies to raise capital abroad without the requirement of prior or subsequent listing in India initially for a period of two years. Prior to this, unlisted companies, which have not yet acce...

9 December, 2013 | More »


Indian private firms temporarily allowed to go public overseas without the rider of local listing

The Indian government has decided to allow unlisted companies in India to raise capital abroad through a public listing without the requirement of prior or subsequent listing locally. At present, unlisted companies that are incorporated in India are not allowed to directly list in overseas markets w...

27 September, 2013 | More »