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Second edition of Global Venture Capital Summit held in Goa

Panaji, Dec 7 (UNI) The second edition of the Global Venture capital summit was held in the city on Saturday.
The summit included engagements involving representatives of leading Global Venture Capital Firms, Government of India Officials, Corporates and select startups. The event showcased the India Advantage, diversity and scale of Indian market opportunity and the cutting-edge innovations originating in India.
Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, opened the second day of the Summit highlighting India's huge potential for startups and innovation. Objective of the Global Venture Capital Summit is to mobilize global capital by innovation in India and facilitate dialogue in cutting edge innovation.
Speaking on the occasion he detailed about the initiatives to promote the startup ecosystem like removal of regulatory hurdles and the National Startup Awards.National startup awards are instituted to recognize and reward outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative products, solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation. Applications for the same is open till 31st December 2019.
Union Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal via video message said the venture capital summit was a great opportunity for all investors to have a constructive dialogue with regulators and policymakers regarding support needed to make India a global hub of ideas, innovation & entrepreneurship. He said India was in the third position globally with respect to startups and over 25,000 startups were registered with Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the Summit provided an unparalleled opportunity to showcase Venture Capital opportunities in India and gave a unique chance to startups to present their ideas and products before one of the biggest stages in the world.
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Final report on agricultural land use planning of Goa submitted

29 Jan 2020 | 10:42 PM

Panaji, Jan 29 (UNI) Director of Agriculture Madhav Kelkar on behalf of the government received the final report of Agriculture Land Use Planning of Goa State, under the project ‘Characterization and Mapping of Land Resources of Goa in References to Cultivated and Fallow Land Use Systems from the Director, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning –Nagpur, (NBSS & LUP), Nagpur Maharashtra, Government of India, Dr P Chandran at a function organized at Krishi Bhavan Toca, Karanzalem, in the city on Wednesday.

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Mobile phone thief arrested in Nanded, 16 handsets collectively worth Rs 1 28 lakh seized

29 Jan 2020 | 10:41 PM

Nanded, Jan 29 (UNI) The city police on Wednesday arrested a thief here and confiscated from him 16 mobile handsets collectively worth Rs 1.28 lakh.

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‘Bharat Bandh’ overall peaceful in Thane, Palghar except few stray incidents

‘Bharat Bandh’ overall peaceful in Thane, Palghar except few stray incidents

29 Jan 2020 | 10:41 PM

Thane, Jan 29 (UNI) The ‘Bharat Bandh’ called to protest against the recently passed Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) was by and large peaceful barring a few sporadic incidents reported in different parts of the Thane and Palghar districts.

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Man hospitalised in Nanded for suspected case of Coronavirus

29 Jan 2020 | 10:39 PM

Nanded, Jan 29 (UNI) A male patient, suspected to be infected with Coronavirus, has been admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital here.

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Two get 5 yrs RI for not saving life of seriously injured auto driver

29 Jan 2020 | 10:38 PM

Thane, Jan 29 (UNI) Two autorickshaw owners-cum- drivers from Mohanegaon of Kalyan have been sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by the district court here for not saving the life of an auto driver who had met with a road accident in the year 2016.

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