Anuradha Choudhary

Anuradha Choudhary is a business journalist who works for Financial Express Online. She has rich experience of about eight years in corporate and policy reporting. She has extensively covered fund raising, deals, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, startups and more. She loves to explore the world, through her camera and road trips.

MSMEs may get Rs 6-7 lakh crore a year in digital lending alone; may cross this major hurdle

The survey of 1,500 MSME owners with annual business revenue between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 75 crore pointed out key challenges for the sector, which has numbers about 60 million.

SME, Capital Float, Cashless Economy,Banking, Adhaar, eKYC, Digital lending News

India slips two spots to rank 53rd on IMD global talent ranking; check best nations at attracting talent

In Asia, Singapore clinched the top spot with the 13th position globally in the list of 63 nations in developing, attracting and retaining talent.

skilled manpower, skilled manpower shortage, talent assessment, retainng employees, anti cheating tech News

RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy slams RBI, hails demonetisation; here is all he said in 9 quick points

Studies have suggested between 12% to 19% as the adequate level of reserves. However, the Reserve Bank of India is sitting on some 27-28% and no central bank in the world maintains such high levels of surplus.

Economy News

Donald Trump says Indian trade negotiators ‘the best’, calls PM Narendra Modi a friend

This is the second consecutive Diwali that the US President Trump has celebrated along with nearly two dozen top Indian Americans officials of his administration in the White House.

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Jobseekers rejoice as hiring in India jumps 21% in October; this sector on recruitment spree

While demand for freshers rose 24% with an experience in the range of 0-3 years, the trained professionals having an experience of 4-7 years saw an increased demand of 22% during the month as compared with the same month last

job sector, job market News

Modi’s village electrification is among world’s biggest successes this year, says this report

Since 2000, more than 900 million people have gained access to electricity in developing countries in Asia continent with 91% of the region getting electrified by 2017 compared with 67% in 2000. Of this, about 61% of this pro

power, power sector, power industry News

Make In Odisha: Mukesh Ambani’s rural punch! Reliance Jio has connected 43,000 villages in the state

Mukesh Ambani said that Reliance Industries has created sustained new employment opportunities both direct and indirect to over 30,000 people in the state.

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Skill India: 70% of Indian youth don’t even know about government’s skill development programmes

While 70% of Indian youth is not aware of government-run skill development programs, 76% of the respondents report being very interested in pursuing skills development training.

jobs, employment News

Paytm UPI transactions grow 600% in 6 months; becomes largest UPI player in October

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba-backed Paytm had recorded more than 137 million UPI transactions in the month of September, with about 33% of the overall market share.

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Crores of Sahara India investors may get their money back; SEBI asks to refund money with interest

SEBI has now barred the company, Subrata Roy and other former directors in question from accessing the capital markets for a period of four years.

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World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking: India nearing Modi’s ‘Top 50’ dream? We’ll find out today

If India manages to break into top 80s this year, Narendra Modi’s dream of making India one of the best countries to do business and rank in the Top 50 countries on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business may not be far away.

Economy News

Biggest tech acquisition of 2018: All you need to know about IBM’s $34-billion buyout of Red Hat

Red Hat charges fees to its corporate customers for technical support and custom features maintenance, thus offering a lucrative source of subscription revenue to IBM.

Industry News

India shines bright again! Tops as Asia’s most investment savvy economy, shows StanChart study

Saving for their children's education, which is also the top savings priority across the markets, was the number one financial goal for India's emerging affluents, the study showed.

Economy News

India to double tax base during 2014-19, says Arun Jaitley; this many people will file income tax this FY

Key reforms such as the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and demonetisation have brought about moral quotient, which was badly needed in India, Arun Jaitley added.

Economy News

PM Narendra Modi inks $75 billion currency swap agreement with Japan to stabilise forex, capital markets

The currency swap agreement, which was signed during the visit of Narendra Modi to Japan, will further strengthen and widen the depth and diversity of economic cooperation between the two countries.

Economy News

PepsiCo to send 16 truckloads of food items from Kolkata to Varanasi by water

With an aim provide an alternative mode of environment-friendly and cost-effective transport, the Narendra Modi government had cleared the Rs 5,369-crore Jal Vikas Marg Project (JVMP) in January this year.

Industry News

Holiday in India? Sri Lanka may be a better destination; read why it has become the hot favourite

India has turned out to be the number one source market for Sri Lanka, followed by China, as during the first six months of this year, the total number of Indian tourists who visited Sri Lanka crossed 2 lakh.

Industry News

Airtel Africa gets $1.25 billion boost from 6 global investors; Softbank, Singtel and others pour in money

Bharti Airtel, which is locked in a fierce price war since the entry of Reliance Jio in 2016, has been trying to bring down its debt burden as well monetise its non-core assets.

Industry News

Indians getting richer! 7,300 more people became millionaires last year; have this much total wealth

The total household wealth in India rose by a modest 2.6%, while wealth per adult stayed flat at $7,020, primarily on account of recent free fall in rupee against the US dollar.

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Shrinking family size in India! UN report explains how it helped India’s economic growth

Since 1971, India's population has risen to almost double to 1.35 billion in 2016 from 566 million. In urban India, the total fertility rate has decreased to below replacement levels of 2.1.

Indian Immigrants News

Temporary relief to Indian economy: Trade deficit falls to lowest in 5 months, import growth slows

Despite the overall decline in exports during the month, chemicals, petroleum products, drugs & pharmaceuticals, handloom products, cotton yarn & fabric and plastic recorded an increase in exports, it said.

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India shows good progress in human development value, but this major concern grows alongside too

Women in India hold just 11.6% of the parliamentary seats, and only 39% of the adult women have reached to a secondary level of education compared with 64% of males. As per the current rate of progress, it would take another

Economy News

EXCLUSIVE: Farmers’ loan distress will continue if there’s no comprehensive insurance, says Rabo Equity CMD

Food processing is a great sector and Rabo will continue to focus on “high value” processing sector, said Srivastava, adding that the golden opportunity will lie in all those areas where production and consumption advanta

Banking & Finance News

$50 billion missed opportunity for Indian e-commerce: The curious case of 50 million online shopping dropouts

The research says that there is a $50 billion-plus opportunity that could be realised if the e-commerce industry reconnect these lost users and tap the next wave of 500 million internet users to transact online.

Industry News

Funds boost: Indian startups get $4.4 billion this year; Paytm, BigBasket, others raise over $100 million each

The year started with the fresh funding round by food delivery startup Zomato in February, raising about $200 million from Ant Financial Group, followed by Paytm, which raised about Rs 2,900 crore (around $450 million) in Apr

money, economy News

Microfinance industry back on growth path after demonetisation shock; working on cashless payments: MFIN head

NBFC-MFIs have been making efforts to create awareness towards digital transactions and increasing their acceptance among them.

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