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General Atlantic invests Rs 6,600 cr in Reliance Jio; with investments from Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity, platform raises Rs 67,194 cr in under 4 weeks
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General Atlantic invests Rs 6,600 cr in Reliance Jio; with investments from Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity, platform raises Rs 67,194 cr in under 4 weeks

Jio Platforms on Sunday announced that it has sold a 1.34 percent stake to New York-based private equity firm General Atlantic for nearly Rs 6,600 crore, making it the fourth such stake sale in the last four weeks.

Reliance Industries to sell $750 million stake in Jio Platforms to Silver Lake, on track to cut debt
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Reliance Industries to sell $750 million stake in Jio Platforms to Silver Lake, on track to cut debt

India’s Reliance Industries Ltd said on Monday private equity firm Silver Lake will invest nearly $750 million in its digital arm, days after securing a $5.7 billion investment from Facebook Inc, boosting its efforts to cut debt

Reliance Jio-Silver Lake Rs 5,656 cr deal: Investment values Jio Platforms at enterprise value of Rs 5.15 lakh cr; other key highlights
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Reliance Jio-Silver Lake Rs 5,656 cr deal: Investment values Jio Platforms at enterprise value of Rs 5.15 lakh cr; other key highlights

Silver Lake - one of the world's largest tech investors - on Monday agreed to invest Rs 5,655.75 crore to buy a 1.15 percent stake in billionaire Mukesh Ambani's digital unit that houses India's youngest but biggest telecom firm

Dr Hari Krishna Maram Felicitated For Contribution Towards Digital India
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Dr Hari Krishna Maram Felicitated For Contribution Towards Digital India

Dr Hari Krishna Maram was conferred with the award by Sri Jagadish Shettar, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Honorable Minister of Large and Medium Scale Industries & Mr Syed Kirmani

Budget 2020: Domestic telecom gear makers seek Rs 10,000 cr credit facility, purchase preference
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Budget 2020: Domestic telecom gear makers seek Rs 10,000 cr credit facility, purchase preference

Domestic telecom gear makers seek a Rs 10,000 crore line of credit facility from the government in the upcoming budget to bring them at par with foreign competitors, according to a wishlist submitted by the telecom committee at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Budget 2020: As India sees slowest economic growth in 11 years, here's what startups need to flourish
News & Analysis

Budget 2020: As India sees slowest economic growth in 11 years, here's what startups need to flourish

In 2014, PM Modi launched Startup India and Funds of Fund for the newest sector of the economy but that is not enough.

BharatNet implementation has been slow, riddled with shortcomings; needs urgent remedial action to democratise internet access
India

BharatNet implementation has been slow, riddled with shortcomings; needs urgent remedial action to democratise internet access

Bharat Broadband Network Limited should function as a coordinating authority, rather than performing full implementation functions.

Nirmala Sitharaman holds first pre-Budget consultations with representatives of digital economy, startups
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Nirmala Sitharaman holds first pre-Budget consultations with representatives of digital economy, startups

Sitharaman is likely to present her second Budget for the Modi 2.0 government in Parliament on 1 February.

Airtel, Vodafone Idea new rates effective from today: Tariff hike good for customers; to boost govt revenue, create jobs, says COAI
Business

Airtel, Vodafone Idea new rates effective from today: Tariff hike good for customers; to boost govt revenue, create jobs, says COAI

This is the first hike in the past five years in the country's telecom space that was facing tariff war, with voice calls becoming almost free in 2016 and steep 95 percent fall in data prices to Rs 11.78 per GB at present from Rs 269 per GB in 2014

WhatsApp to invest $250,000 in partnership with Startup India to boost Indian startup community
News & Analysis

WhatsApp to invest $250,000 in partnership with Startup India to boost Indian startup community

Ever since WhatsApp Business has gone live, around 1 million small and medium businesses have registered on WhatsApp Business in India.

China downplays India's decision not to sign RCEP trade deal, says member nations ready to address New Delhi's concerns
World

China downplays India's decision not to sign RCEP trade deal, says member nations ready to address New Delhi's concerns

China on Wednesday played down India's decision not to join the mega RCEP trade deal, saying the members of the grouping are prepared to work together to address New Delhi's concerns

Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run
India

Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run

RCEP deal: It is strange to call a decision a metric of 'strength', that has been taken out of fear. Regardless of the Opposition's or government's narrative, the fact remains that India's move to walk out of RCEP deal was borne out of worry against competition.

SC ruling on AGR: Telecom industry body COAI ignores Jio's protest; seeks waiver of all past statutory dues for Airtel, Vodafone Idea
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SC ruling on AGR: Telecom industry body COAI ignores Jio's protest; seeks waiver of all past statutory dues for Airtel, Vodafone Idea

Jio says COAI shot off the first representation to the government on 30 October without waiting for its comments.

Digital India should be leveraged to transform rural areas: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Digital India should be leveraged to transform rural areas: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Digital India initiative should be leveraged to transform rural India and create avenues for those in smaller towns and cities, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday

IMC 2019: Reliance Jio and Samsung show next-gen 5G and 4G LTE cases
News & Analysis

IMC 2019: Reliance Jio and Samsung show next-gen 5G and 4G LTE cases

Reliance Jio and Samsung have built the world’s largest green-field and all IP based 4G LTE network.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to inaugurate national tax e-assessment centre today; aims at reducing taxpayer grievances
Business

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to inaugurate national tax e-assessment centre today; aims at reducing taxpayer grievances

Under the new system, taxpayers will receive notices on their registered e-mails as well as on registered accounts on the web portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with real-time alert

Nanded rail commuters can now use free high-speed WiFi service: Report
News & Analysis

Nanded rail commuters can now use free high-speed WiFi service: Report

The free utility service is reportedly being called RailWire and is available at 71 railway stations.

Amit Shah says next Census in 2021 will be done digitally, proposes multipurpose ID card for NPR rollout
India

Amit Shah says next Census in 2021 will be done digitally, proposes multipurpose ID card for NPR rollout

Meanwhile, the Home Secretary also urged caution while using technology for data collection.