Month: February 2020

Rs 3000 cr for skill development is a lot or what?

BENGALURU: Hopes soared when finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, early into her Union Budget speech Saturday, launched off with remarks like ‘India will have the world’s largest working population in the world by 2030’. That’s the kind of things people say when singing hosannas about India’s so-called demographic dividend. The startup crowd was a bit more enthusiastic though. …

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Union Budget 2020: Women Entrepreneurs Question Lack Of Direct Support

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget today for the financial year 2020-21. Unfortunately, the budget did very little to support the startup ecosystem directly and much less for women entrepreneurs who did not gain even a single mention in the budget. “A lot is being done for Beti bachao, beti padao, but we were expecting …

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Start-up crowd loves Budget 20-21, but education capitalists swoon

BENGALURU: Hopes soared when finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, early into her Union Budget speech Saturday, launched off with remarks like ‘India will have the world’s largest working population in the world by 2030’. That’s the kind of things people say when singing hosannas about India’s so-called demographic dividend. Well, the remarks yielded an allocation of about Rs …

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