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 200 years to close the economic gender gap across the world.
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 advantages can hold out sustainably for next decade.
$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.
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 April 2018 from SoftBank Investment Holdings and existing investor Alibaba to fuel its growth plans.
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.