Sandeep Soni

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Budget 2020: EV startups pin hopes on better infrastructure, proper policies, increased awareness

Budget 2020 India: 2020 will be the year of execution in e-mobility since businesses doing pilot/field testing of the technology, business models in the last few years are ready to enter the market commercially.

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Modi’s Startup India report card: Recognised startups more than triple; these many got funded in 4 years

The Indian startup ecosystem is the third-largest in terms of the number of tech startups following the US and China. The country has 8,900-9,300 tech startups out of which 43 per cent are business-to-business.

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Make in India: Samsung to manufacture its mobile phone displays in India; invests Rs 3,500 crore

Samsung India, which has the second-highest market share following Xiaomi, is investing $500 million (Rs 3500 crore) over a three-year period to make smartphone displays in India.

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Budget 2020: PMO tells FM Nirmala Sitharaman not to set over ambitious targets

Budget 2020 India: The ministry and PMO officials are going through broad economic figures of budget documents in detail so that they are not embarrassed because of 'clerical' errors.

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Data localisation may cause cyber attacks, hurt privacy, business competitiveness, says think tank

Data localisation, if implemented, without adequate preparation and accountability measures, may reduce freedom of speech while enhancing risks of censorship, privacy violations, data breaches and cyber-attacks.

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Narayana Murthy with Jeff Bezos shocks traders; say ‘deeply regret’ to see Infosys head at Amazon event

CAIT’s Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal told Murthy in a letter that his presence has “greatly shocked the traders of the country” as Amazon is a “world-known habitual offender."

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Budget 2020: Tweak in IPO, ESOP norms; new funds, more on startups’ wish list for FM Sitharaman

Budget 2020 India: Startups' budget expectations broadly looks at enabling further ease of doing business by means of relaxed regulatory and tax regimes including angel tax, listing abroad etc.

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Swiggy’s top investors earn Rs 1,660 crore by selling partial stakes; Naspers top shareholder

Among the investors who have bought stakes in the company through these secondary transactions were Naspers, Tencent, Hillhouse, Coatur, DST, Wellington Management and China’s delivery platform Meituan Dianping.

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Amid OYO’s mass layoffs, founder Ritesh Agarwal explains firings; FULL TEXT of letter to staff

OYO has fired around 600 of its 12,000 China employees and 1,200 India employees following which Agarwal on Monday shared an email to employees to explain the rationale behind the layoff without disclosing the actual number.

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Budget 2020: E-commerce-related jobs may go up this year if FM Sitharaman focuses on these areas

Budget 2020 India: E-commerce has been witnessing an incremental demand of 22-25 per cent in FY 2020 and another 10-15 per cent was visible during the festive seasons.

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Credit growth to small businesses continue to remain flat in FY20 so far; check what RBI data shows

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: The growth in gross bank credit to micro and small enterprises (MSE) remained contracted for November 2019 as well in the current financial year.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg new solution may stop rising housing costs, people moving to cities for jobs

Despite focusing for more than a decade on changing the way people connect and interact with each other globally, Facebook has been unable to bring a generational change in addressing critical issues.

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Byju’s, OYO, Ola, others global expansion result of India’s JAM trinity, says NITI Aayog’s Amitabh Kant

Among top startups expanding abroad included InMobi, Paytm, Freshworks, Practo, Droom, Grey Orange, Zomato, etc apart from Byju’s, Ola, and OYO.

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SoftBank denies exiting renewable energy JV with Bharti Enterprises, Foxconn

Following the Indian Prime Minister's 100GW solar and 60GW wind target by 2022, the venture will invest in and develop renewable energy plants across India, SoftBank had said.

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Byju’s becomes India’s third most-valued unicorn with latest funding from Tiger Global

Byju's, which was valued at around $6 billion before this round, has “emerged as the leader in the Indian education-tech sector,” Scott Shleifer, Partner, Tiger Global said.

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Budget 2020: Give us cheap land to set up industries, MSMEs tell Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2020-21: In its budget recommendations to the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MSMEs have urged for developing industrial space and providing at affordable rates.

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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin bets on bike rental market; backs this startup, again

The funding round was led by Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital and Accel Partners. Bounce competes with other two-wheeler rental startups including Vogo, Onn Bikes, Drivezy etc.

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Budget 2020: MSMEs want govt to hear them; suggest FM Sitharaman this move for real-time feedback

Budget 2020 India: Indian MSMEs have asked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to set up a national mechanism connecting governments at the state and centre for seamless feedback and grievance redressal.

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Are Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, OYO, others flouting data, discounts, reviews norms? CCI says no more

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday asked top platforms across multiple sectors such as e-commerce, food, hospitality etc for a ‘clear and transparent’ policies around discounting, data sharing, reviews

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Paytm adds payment mode that PhonePe, Google Pay don’t have; launches one QR for all digital payments

The QR code, which comes with the merchant’s Paytm for Business app, will allow them to accept unlimited payments from all modes.

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Rajnath Singh cautions Amazon, Flipkart against alleged FDI violations; assures traders fair competition

Amazon and Flipkart have repeatedly claimed full compliance with the laws governing e-commerce in India and that they are working towards the growth of small businesses in India along with employment generation.

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Budget 2020: MSME exporters cry foul over ‘unfair’ charges; want FM Sitharaman to take this urgent step

Budget 2020 India: Currently, 50 per cent of Indian exports are contributed by MSMEs and out of close to 98 per cent Indian exporters, which are MSMEs, 83 per cent are micro-enterprises.

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PhonePe tops other payment apps with highest growth in UPI transactions in 2019

UPI transactions from leading payment apps including Paytm, PhonePe, Google Pay, Bhim and bank UPI apps in 2019 grew by 884 per cent from 2018.

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Budget 2020: Amend IBBI rules for payment of dues during insolvency process, MSMEs tell FM Sitharaman

Budget 2020 India: MSMEs suggested setting up a committee by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs/IBBA for making rules for partnership or proprietorship firms -- 97 per cent of which are MSMEs.

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Months before Mukesh Ambani’s e-commerce entry, Amazon makes ‘enviable’ tie-up with Kishore Biyani

Future Group’s partnership with Amazon comes months before the impending entry of Mukhesh Ambani’s Reliance into the e-commerce fray.

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Zomato, Paytm backer Jack Ma’s Ant Financial enters race for digital banking licence

Ant Financial is looking to secure around $1 billion for a new fund to invest more in growing markets including India and Southeast Asia.

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Budget 2020: Medium enterprises want Nirmala Sitharaman to move them out of MSME Ministry; claim bias

Budget 2020-21: The minuscule number of medium enterprises in the MSME sector has sought to be moved out of the administrative control of the Ministry of MSME in 2020 budget.

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