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Mor Committee Recommendations – An analysis

By Dr Srinivasan Santhanam Mor Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households- Major Recommendations and Comments[1] Premise / Current status as presented in the report Close to 90% of small businesses have no links with formal financial institutions and 60% of the rural and urban population do not even have […]


Global Youth Well-being Index launched – Download Report

The Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), has developed a groundbreaking Global Youth Wellbeing Index, to elevate distinct young people’s issues and comparative status from within national and population-wide measures of national poverty, development, and wellbeing. The Index comprises […]

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India Youth Fund 2014 – Apply for grants now!

UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF) brings to India the Indian window of the global Urban Youth Fund exclusively for young individuals working towards improving the lives of urban Indian Youth. The India Youth Fund, an initiative of UN-Habitat and NSF, aims to advance youth empowerment in India through the provision of […]

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Leapfrog to invest Rs 175 Crore in IFMR Capital

LeapFrog Investments, an investor in financial services in growth markets Africa and Asia, has announced a Rs 175 Crore (U.S $29m) investment into India’s IFMR Capital. The deal is the first to be made from LeapFrog’s Fund II. Acting as a bridge between capital markets and high quality financial institutions that reach under-­‐served households and […]

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Aspada invests Rs 10 Crore in NeoGrowth NBFC

Aspada Investment Company has made an investment of INR 10 Crore (USD $1.62 million) in Mumbai based NeoGrowth Credit, a non bank financial company (NBFC) that extends short term working capital and inventory loans to small merchants in India against future credit and debit card sales. NeoGrowth Credit Pvt Ltd “Small businesses are the backbone […]

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InnovFest 2014 – Singapore Startup Conference

InnovFest convenes leading thought-leaders, groundbreaking companies and emerging technologies to provide a holistic and comprehensive glimpse of the innovation & enterprise landscape in Asia. Join more than 700 participants from 14-16 April 2014 at the must-attend tech event of the year! Focusing on “Asian Innovations Going Global,?InnovFest 2014 will showcase cutting-edge research & expertise from […]

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Power to Empower 2013 Challenge Winners announced

India’s 1st Skills Enterprise Challenge, ‘Power to Empower’ announces the winners for its third edition. National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and India@75 have announced Ramesh Swamy of UNNATI and Arindam Dasgupta of Tamul Plates Marketing Pvt. Ltd. as the winners of the Power to Empower 2013 Challenge (P2E 2013). Supported by the Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, […]

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US Consulate – Small grants for NGO’s in India 2014 Apply today!

The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is holding a small grants competition to fund programs that promote U.S.-India relations. The programs must occur in western India (the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, and/or Maharashtra). Proposals can include, but are not limited to, projects, seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and outreach campaigns. US Consulate Grants for […]