Category: Miscellanous

becoming a journalist

List of top 10 Colleges for Journalism in India

Media education and journalism have in the past five decades emerged as one of the most sought after disciplines. The most obvious reason for it is media continues to be an emerging industry despite hiccups faced in the recent times due to economic slowdown. Though there isn’t still the need for a qualifying degree to […]

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Implications of New Companies Act 2013 for Private Companies

The main change in the definition  of a private company is in the increase in the limit of the number of members from 50  to 200 . Secondly, the definition  does not state that a company inviting or accepting deposits from persons other than its members, directors or their relatives cannot  be a private company. […]

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Schemes under National AIDS Control Programme for NGO’s

.HIV infection today affects about 3-5 million Indians, with no State free from the virus. HIN/AIDS continues to show itself to be one of India’s most complex epidemics- a challenge that goes beyond public health, raising fundamental issues of human rights and threatening development achievements in many areas. The need to prevent the progression of […]

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Banks and RBI to work together for meaningful Financial Inclusion

The Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India met today at Kolkata. Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India chaired the meeting. Directors Sarva Shri Dr Anil Kakodkar,  Kiran Karnik, M.V.Rajeev Gowda, Y.H.Malegam,  Azim Premji, Dipankar Gupta,  G.M.Rao,  Ms Ela Bhatt and  Dr Indira Rajaraman. Shri R.Gopalan, Secretary, Department of economic […]

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Grameen Foundation to expand mobile phone microfranchise businesses

Grameen Foundation today announced Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Wireless Reach initiative™, will match the funding it received in the Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works contest, co-hosted by the eBay Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers. The foundation received a grant from eBay to help expand its initiative to create mobile phone microfranchise businesses for the poor in […]

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Ujjivan upgrades to Banker’s Realm core microfinance solution

Ujjivan Financial Services has announced that it has started rolling out of an upgrade of it’s Microfinance software to  Bankers Realm.NET, a web-based microfinance solution. Bankers Realm by Craft Silicon MFI’s face operational problems and issues such as low bandwidth, transaction volumes, database security etc which Ujjivan hopes to overcome by migrating to the new […]

India Microfinance

Regular updates resume

The India Microfinance team was taking a much needed break from Microfinance which saw the team working on a project in a new emerging sector. Regular Updates on India Microfinance Business News will resume from today.

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Understanding Credit Default Swaps

By Satya Srinivasan, IFMR Blog Team Credit Derivatives are great financial tools that help entities manage their risk in a better, more efficient way. They isolate specific aspects of Credit Risk from an underlying instrument and transfer that risk between two parties, thus helping the parties to the contract manage their exposure to Credit Risk. […]

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ESAF Microfinance organizes lenders meet

ESAF Microfinance had organized Lenders’ Meet on Jan 20, 2011, to tide over the crisis originated due to the Andhra mayhem in Oct. 2010. The meeting started at 2 PM at Quality International Hotel, Cochin. A. Vikraman, Director ESAF, presided over the meeting. During his presidential address he said that onward lending, especially for the […]