Category: Miscellanous

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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 […]

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Who’s the Culprit? Accessing Finance in Andhra Pradesh

By Justin Oliver This post kicks off a special blog series on the microfinance crisis in Andhra Pradesh, India. Over the coming weeks we’ll be featuring a variety of voices on the issues raised by this crisis and what it means for the future direction of microfinance. We welcome your participation in this discussion through […]

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Applied Microfinance Institute Course from February 7-18, 2011

MicroSave brings you AMI Asia 2011 in partnership with Opportunity International Australia. The Applied Microfinance Institute is a training platform providing you with the opportunity to broaden knowledge and develop applicable and actionable skills that can make a significant difference to you and your institution. AMI comes with additional advantage allowing you to choose from a range of topics to focus and build […]

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MFI’s in Andhra get two more weeks to register

The AP High Court on Friday granted two weeks’ time to microfinance institutions in the state to get themselves registered with the district rural development agency (DRDA). A two-member division bench, while dealing with a petition filed by SKS Microfinance, modified its earlier order, which allowed MFIs a week for registration and two days for […]


Microinsurance Report 2010 – By Allianz Group

Aiming to share its experience in how to design, deliver and scale sustainable microinsurance products and to help set the right course for next steps, Allianz has published a new microinsurance report, “Learning to insure the poor”. With 3.8 million customers in Asia, South America, and Africa, the Allianz Group is among the world’s largest […]

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Pune's Self-help group exports 80,000 bags to New York

Here’s an unique example set by a self-help which could be worth emulating by thousands of self-help groups in Pune. Four months after the a self-owned industrial unit at Talawade was set up by the Swamini Mahila Bachat Gat Akhil Mahasangh, it has proved its mettle: by exporting 80,000 polythene bags to New York, thereby […]

Upcoming Events of Self Help Groups in India

Given below are upcoming events of Self Help Groups in India .To register or know more about them click on the link below. SHGs and Financial Inclusion: A Workshop -14-18th Sep @ Madurai Symposium 2009 National Summit of SHG Federations on Microfinance and MDGs – Sept 16-18, 2009 at Madurai Post your event on the […]


Self Help Groups to expand rapidly in Bihar

Bihar has the potential to get about a million self-help groups (SHGs) engaged in real productive activities in the next few years, Bihar State Women Development Corporation (BSWDC) managing director N Vijaya Lakshmi said on Friday. “The objective can be achieved if we go about it with a synergy between state-level working group and action plan,” […]

Seaweed cultivation – Livelihood Development

For the first time in Orissa, seaweed cultivation has started on an experimental basis. Red algae, a seaweed and a potential source of the phycocolloid agar, has been cultivated in Langaleswar village near Khallikote, off Ganjam coast with the involvement of members of the women self help groups (SHG). The cultivation of the red algae […]


India – Banking on beggars

As India elects a new government, banker J S Parthiban tells how he has pioneered banking schemes to free people from the grip of exploitative money lenders in New Delhi and Salem, Tamil Nadu. In his experience, microfinance and microcredit can help the world’s poorest people and ensure banks are not purely profit-driven An Indian […]

Rs 439 crore scam unearthed in Self Help Groups of East Godavari ,AP

KAKINADA: A Rs 439-crore scam has been unearthed in East Godavari district following the nexus between District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) and bankers coming out in the open. In what could be seen as siphoning of funds, the bankers in cahoots with the DRDA officials have shown several self-help groups (SHGs) getting loans worth crores […]