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India gets its 100th unicorn startup as neobank Open crosses billion-dollar valuation

‘India has hit a century in style,’ says Union Minister of Commerce Piyush Goyal; industry bodies call this an inspiring moment for the startup ecosystem.

India’s senior citizens are an untapped group. For startups, they can mean new business

India lacks a startup which can leverage the business and monetisation potential that the country’s ageing population holds.

Why Bengaluru isn’t losing any sleep over Delhi becoming India’s ‘startup capital’

According to 2021-22 Economic Survey, Delhi added more startups than any other city from 2019 to 2021. But Bengaluru investors and policymakers say this metric doesn’t count for much.

Overcoming these 3 obstacles in social media marketing will boost your business, says Ahmed Khan

The young social media marketer believes that social media influencers are more interpersonal, more engaging, and communicate with their audiences at a different level.

Tata group makes beauty business ‘key focus’ as start-ups like Nykaa blaze the trail

The group plans to reclaim ground in the beauty business it exited 23 years ago, with the local market for cosmetics forecast to be worth $20 billion by 2025.

India leads world in start-ups with over 70 unicorns crossing value of $1 billion: PM Modi

In his monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast, Modi said ideas and innovation, passion to take risks and the 'can do' spirit are essential in any country having a large youth population.

DNA test can help you pick right career, claims startup. ‘Unscientific, devastating’, slam experts

Astrology and psychometric tests are also part of the 'future-charting' package by Genleap, which says some educational institutes have expressed interest in the test.

Opportunities galore in India for investors, FM Sitharaman tells global business leaders

Addressing global business leaders at a roundtable organised by FICCI & US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, Sitharaman also talked about fintech & role of tech in financial sector.

India’s used car website Cars24 raises $450 mn from SoftBank, Tencent, others

The round values Cars24 at $1.84 billion, almost doubling from the end of last year. It’s starting conversations about an IPO and aims to go public in 18 to 24 months.

Entrepreneur Chiranjiv Patel’s podcast is an excellent roadmap for youth-run startups

The podcast is a good place to learn everything about running startups — and building the leader along with the team above all.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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