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'India's unicorns have faster average growth rate than US, UK,' says Jitendra Singh
Business

'India's unicorns have faster average growth rate than US, UK,' says Jitendra Singh

Speaking at a start-up conclave, the Union minister said the number of start-ups in India has grown to 70,000 from about 300 to 400 in 8 years from 2014 to 2022

WeCrashed review: Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway sparkle in this otherwise familiar startup story 
Entertainment

WeCrashed review: Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway sparkle in this otherwise familiar startup story 

The lead characters' relationship in WeCrashed seems both toxic and endearing at the same time, primarily because of the two actors.

By teasing a universally accessible path to success, Shark Tank India fails to acknowledge social ills like caste and privilege
Entertainment

By teasing a universally accessible path to success, Shark Tank India fails to acknowledge social ills like caste and privilege

Reality TV shows like Shark Tank India eulogise the ‘fairness’ of competition, and its implications as a cultural reform, rather than the historic impediments that have rigged and awarded the game long ago.

Narendra Modi declares 16 Jan as National Start-Up Day, calls for innovating for India
India

Narendra Modi declares 16 Jan as National Start-Up Day, calls for innovating for India

Innovation and technology-based solutions are being encouraged for finding solutions to challenges facing the country, Modi said

Startups playing key role in boosting India-US partnership, says Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu
World

Startups playing key role in boosting India-US partnership, says Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

Sandhu was delivering a keynote address at a webinar on Opportunities in the Indian Startup Ecosystem and the deepening of India-US partnership

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Ronnie Screwvala discusses entrepreneurship and his journey to success
Lifestyle

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Ronnie Screwvala discusses entrepreneurship and his journey to success

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Ronnie Screwvala talks about entrepreneurial prudence, working with raw talent and recording his own audiobook.

In COVID-19 crisis, an opportunity to reboot, revitalise rural economies with Youth Migrant Entrepreneurs
India

In COVID-19 crisis, an opportunity to reboot, revitalise rural economies with Youth Migrant Entrepreneurs

As the migrant crisis slowly subsides and India crawls its way back to normalcy, this is the right time to ask: isn’t there a way to avoid forcing these individuals out of their homes?

Business plan contest to encourage startups, SMEs during coronavirus enforced lockdown
Business

Business plan contest to encourage startups, SMEs during coronavirus enforced lockdown

The aim of the Bigleap 2020 online business plan contest is to promote startups and new ideas

Budget 2020: Startup sector needs relevant reforms, right support and opportunities to play crucial role in India's growth
Business

Budget 2020: Startup sector needs relevant reforms, right support and opportunities to play crucial role in India's growth

To reduce startup 'infant mortality' and encourage angel investments, risk-taking, creation of jobs, it is hoped the government will allow for tax exemption for amounts invested in accredited startups.

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

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

India Economic Summit: Raising funds through equity, collateral for debt, root of financing deficit for women entrepreneurs, says Arundhati Bhattacharya
Business

India Economic Summit: Raising funds through equity, collateral for debt, root of financing deficit for women entrepreneurs, says Arundhati Bhattacharya

Highlighting the shortage of women entrepreneurs, Arundhati Bhattacharya said there were only about 19 percent women entrepreneurs in India and out of which in many of women are "figurative heads and it is actually men who are driving from behind"

Aaron Marshall, frontman of Canadian prog metal outfit Intervals, on the band's debut India tour
Entertainment

Aaron Marshall, frontman of Canadian prog metal outfit Intervals, on the band's debut India tour

Aaron Marshall, founder and frontman of Canadian prog metal band Intervals talks to Firsptost about coming down for his debut India tour, the process of composing new music and his advice for indie musicians

US Congressman Ro Khanna advocates NATO equivalent status for India in bilateral defence ties
India

US Congressman Ro Khanna advocates NATO equivalent status for India in bilateral defence ties

Indian-American US Congressman Ro Khanna on Friday advocated for NATO equivalent status for India in bilateral defence ties.

Ten startups to be part of Extreme Entrepreneurs by Lightspeed
India

Ten startups to be part of Extreme Entrepreneurs by Lightspeed

The finalists of the EE 2019 challenge are Bakbuck, Deepsync, EazyPG, GroMo, Gratitude, Ithaka, Openapp, Xeno, Womaniya and Blackboard Radio

CBDT's procedure for pending angel tax assessment cases to provide safeguard to start-ups, say experts
Business

CBDT's procedure for pending angel tax assessment cases to provide safeguard to start-ups, say experts

The board has also issued a circular to provide relief to start-ups which are undergoing assessment proceedings with respect to angel tax issue

South Asia may be better served by decentralised management to meet its water supply needs
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South Asia may be better served by decentralised management to meet its water supply needs

Addressing inequitable water supply is at the heart of water management, and many start-ups and young entrepreneurs are slowly making decentralised water management a reality.

Demonetisation good move to boost economy though people faced hardships, says HDFC MD Aditya Puri
Business

Demonetisation good move to boost economy though people faced hardships, says HDFC MD Aditya Puri

Aditya Puri also backed the Narendra Modi government's endeavour to promote digitisation in the banking system

Congress' proposal to boost industry: Will give 3-year blanket pass to new ventures, abolish angel tax, says Rahul Gandhi
Business

Congress' proposal to boost industry: Will give 3-year blanket pass to new ventures, abolish angel tax, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi also assured incentives and tax credits to entrepreneurs based on their ability to create jobs

Two-day Bengal Global Business Summit kicks off today: Mukesh Ambani, Sajjan Jindal among others to attend
Business

Two-day Bengal Global Business Summit kicks off today: Mukesh Ambani, Sajjan Jindal among others to attend

"Prominent industrialists from the country will be attending tomorrow's business summit. You will see who is coming at the programme," Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal she told reporters at the state secretariat.