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SIDBI to launch Swavalamban Express Train

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) said that it will launch Swavalamban Express Train on June 5 this year for budding entrepreneurs. The Swavalamban Express will travel to 11 cities covering 7,000 km in 15 days. This is a part of its umbrella mission Swavalamban. Under this mission, youths will board the train ..

TRIFED launches ‘Tech for Tribals’ initiative

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) has launched an initiative called ‘Tech for Tribals’ in partnership with Institutes of National Importance (INIs) to promote entrepreneurship among tribal people. The initiative, which is supported by Ministry of MSME, aims to impart entrepreneurship skills to tribal forest produce gatherers who are enrolled under the Pradhan Mantri ..

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw named as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

The 21st edition of the Ernst and Young (EY) awards for the year 2019 was presented recently. The Founder and CMD of India’s leading Biopharmaceutical firm-Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was named as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. She is set to represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in ..

India ranked third globally in number of new firms created

The Economic Survey 2019-20 presented on January 31, 2020 stated that India is ranked third globally in number of new firms created. It also revealed that as many as 1,24,000 new firms have been created in India in the year 2018 alone. The survey quoted this data on firm creation from the World Bank’s data ..

Food Processing Summit in Ladakh organized on Thursday

To attract investors to the region, Union Territory Ladakh is hosting the first-ever Food Processing Summit which is organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry under the Union Territory Administration of Ladakh. The event efforts for encouraging the young generation for becoming entrepreneurs and in initiating StartUps ..

For SC/ST Entrepreneurs, National Vendors Development Program conducted

The Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday, 13th January 2020, participated in the National Vendor Development Program on sectors of Petroleum and Steel for ST/SC Entrepreneurs and said that the vision of Babasaheb Ambedkar has inspired the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to work with the spirit ..

NITI Aayog launches Youth Co:Lab in collaboration with UNDP

The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have jointly launched Youth Co:Lab that aims to accelerate youth-led social entrepreneurship, innovation in India. Through Youth Co:Lab, young entrepreneurs and innovators will get a chance to connect with governments, mentors, incubators and investors, who will help equip them with entrepreneurial ..

Draft National Student and Faculty Start-up Policy

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development has released the first draft of the ‘National Student and Faculty Start-up’ policy. Features of the Policy The policy aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students through facilities provided by higher education institutions in the country. The policy requires higher education institutions to set up provisions for fledgeling businesses ..