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Business Economy


VFS encouraging new business ideas & entrepreneurship

Kolkata, Sep 14 (UNI) Dr. Kuldeep Maity, MD & CEO, VFS, was being invited as a jury
panellist during the final round of pitching and showcasing of business ideas in Y4BIZ
(Youth For Business) Program Finale recently.
This initiative in collaboration with the American Center, Kolkata and Nexus Incubator;
New Delhi is supporting promising and early stage entrepreneurs from eastern India to
develop their business ideas.
Y4BIZ’s is created with a goal to create an ecosystem for nurturing entrepreneurship
and encouraging youth to take it as their preferred career and life choices.
Promising entrepreneurs, selected through an on-line business idea contest from
West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand and Bihar were taken through a specially designed
online capacity building program run by the IC² Institute, University of Texas, Austin
followed by a business skill development program delivered by ‘The Strategy Academy’.
A 4 day long residential boot camp was held in May 2018 and 15 participants were
shortlisted for the Y4BIZ Program Finale. The business ideas include technology
enabled services, health and education, food, lifestyle, energy and others.
The participants were awarded on basis of the most promising business idea, the
most innovative business idea and the most impactful business idea
The US general consulate was also one of the Jury members with Dr Kuldip Maity.
The US general consulate has appreciated & acknowledged the contribution and
work that VFS have made in rural India.
UNI XC BM
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World Bank, Govt of India sign $750 mn agreement for Emergency Response Programme for MSMEs

06 Jul 2020 | 11:40 PM

New Delhi, Jul 6 (UNI) The World Bank and the Government of India on Monday signed the 750 million dollar agreement for the MSME Emergency Response Programme, to support the increased flow of finance into the hands of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of 5 22 pc GS 2025: Govt

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06 Jul 2020 | 11:09 PM

New Delhi, Jul 6 (UNI) The Government on Monday announced the Sale (Re-issue) of '5.22 per cent Government Stock, 2025' for a notified amount of Rs 12,000 crore (nominal) through price-based auction, '6.19 per cent Government Stock, 2034' for a notified amount of Rs 11,000 crore (nominal) through price-based auction, and '7.16 per cent Government Stock, 2050' for a notified amount of Rs 7,000 crore (nominal) through price-based auction.

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YES BANK launches ‘Loan in Seconds’ for instant loan disbursements

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06 Jul 2020 | 9:44 PM

Kolkata, Jul 06 (UNI) YES BANK has announced the launch of ‘Loan in Seconds’, a unique solution enabling instant disbursement of retail loans for the Bank’s pre-approved liability account holders, in line with the Bank’s strategy of building a transformed ‘Digital Bank’.

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Airtel promises faster 4G speeds to platinum customers through network preference

Airtel promises faster 4G speeds to platinum customers through network preference

06 Jul 2020 | 9:34 PM

Hyderabad, Jul 6 (UNI) Bharti Airtel, India’s largest integrated telco, on Monday announced the launch of ‘Priority 4G Network’ for its Platinum mobile customers.

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PNB always with MSME entrepreneurs – CH S S Mallikarjuna Rao

PNB always with MSME entrepreneurs – CH S S Mallikarjuna Rao

06 Jul 2020 | 9:32 PM

Kolkata, Jul 06 (UNI) Punjab National Bank today participated in a live “Webinar Townhall with CII” on issues related to MSME customers across the country and to address their challenges in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.

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