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What is ‘Affirmative Action”in government policies?

Affirmative Action is defined as a policy initiative under which a company or any government organisation takes into account a person’s nationality, sex, religion and caste before extending employment or other educational opportunities. This helps the government to increase opportunities for underprivileged citizens. The primary aim is to encourage and raise the number of people […]

Uday Kotak Committee Recommendations

Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance was set up in June, 2017 by SEBI to suggest measures on enhancing the standards of governance of listed companies in India. This committee also had members from government, industry, professional bodies, stock exchanges, academics, lawyers etc. Some of the important areas on which the committee was asked to […]

Alternative Investment Funds

Alternative Investment Funds are the investments which do not happens through traditional modes of payments like cash, property, bonds, stocks etc. Regulation 2(1)(b) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 define Alternate Investment Funds as  any fund established or incorporated in India in the form of a trust or a company […]

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) was proposed in Union Budget 2015. In the last week of December, the government has set up this Rs. 40000 crore fund to provide long term capital for infrastructure projects. Objective The objective of NIIF is to maximise economic impact through infrastructure development in viable projects both greenfield […]

Red Herring Prospectus

The literary meaning of idiom “Red Herring” is the rhetorical tactic of diverting attention away from an item of significance. In terms of capital markets, Red Herring Prospectus is a prospectus which contains all information about the IPO barring a few key details such as issue price. Draft Red Herring Prospectus The Indian regulatory framework […]

Key Recommendations of Kumar Mangalam Birla committee Report

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in 1999 set up a committee under Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, member SEBI Board, to promote and raise the standards of good corporate governance. The primary objective of the committee was to view corporate governance from the perspective of the investors and shareholders and to prepare a ‘Code’ […]

Participatory Notes

Stock markets in India are regulated by SEBI and all Foreign Institutional Investors, who invest in Indian stocks have to get registered with SEBI.  The two broad categories of foreign Investments viz. FDI and FII are highly regulated and need several approvals from SEBI. On the other hand, Participatory Notes is the alternative by which […]

Alternative Investment Funds

Alternative Investment Funds are the investments which do not happen via the traditional modes of investment such as stocks, bonds, cash, property etc. The other avenues have been put into the Alternative Investments, though there is no proper definition of AI. Some of the alternative investments include the commodities, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, and […]