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2020 is the ‘Year of Women’s Empowerment’, says UPES, and will impart 25% scholarship to all girl students

Women account for 48 percent of India’s population, but have not been equal beneficiaries of the country’s rapid economic growth. The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) believes that it’s imperative for educational institutions and boardrooms to reflect diversity and bring more women into the corporate fold. Lack of financial resources is one of […]

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Startups weather a stormy year to raise investments: YourStory’s Funding Report 2019

Year 2019 had it all: the national election, economic slowdown, regulatory challenges, unfavourable taxation system, global uncertainty arising from the US-China trade war, and domestic bumps like even the anti-CAA protests across the country. But the Indian startup ecosystem weathered all these challenges and managed to raise funding through the year, working behind the scenes […]

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Paytm expects 25M merchant bases by next year, says official

Digital payments firm Paytm expects its merchant base, which is pegged at 15 million as of now, to reach 25 million by the next fiscal, a senior executive of the company said on Monday. "The intent at this point in time is to expand our merchant base by offering solutions, which are tailor-made to make […]

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BharatPe to hire 75 product managers, engineers this year

Fintech platform BharatPe is planning to hire over 75 engineers and project managers this year to expand its technology team and will set up a tech-hub in Delhi for the expanded team. "BharatPe is coming up with a state-of-the-art tech-hub in Delhi to house its expanded product and technology team. The company plans to hire […]

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Why 2020 is the year of reckoning for Indian startups (and other top stories of the day)

Over the last decade, India has proven its mettle, emerging as the third-largest entrepreneurial hotspot in the world. But, an economic slowdown and the fall of WeWork proved to be a rude awakening for entrepreneurs and investors alike. While investors are becoming a bit cautious, funding is still strong, with 2019 closing at $11.1 billion.  Investors tell […]

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