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WALMART-FLIPKART DEAL: CONTINUING ATTACK ON RETAILERS, PRODUCERS, FARMERS & LABOUR, AND ON INDIA’S DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY A group of organizations consisting of industry and trade bodies as well as SME associations recently issued a public statement condemning recent Walmart – Flipkart deal. According to the public statement, endorsed by large number industry-trade representative associations, the deal is harmful to Indian SME sector. It ...

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Financial Inclusion in the Digital Economy

National Seminar on Financial Inclusion in the Digital Economy   23- 14, November 2018   Venue: Conference Hall, Guru Nanak Bhawan Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005   Organizer: Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies, Amritsar   Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies (IDSAsr), Amritsar has planned to organize two days 9th IDSAsr National Seminar on the theme Financial ...

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Gartner Says Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

Press Release STAMFORD, Conn., January 16, 2018: Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. “Global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. However, uncertainty looms as organizations consider the potential ...

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PMEGP offers for traditional artisans and enterprising youth

New Delhi, January 9, 2018: PIB.NIC.IN: Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is implementing Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), which is a major credit-linked subsidy programme, aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth. General category beneficiaries can avail of margin money subsidy of 25 ...

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Women owned small businesses

“195 proprietary MSMEs per 1000 MSMEs are owned by women in the entire country. 93 proprietary MSMEs per 1000 MSMEs are owned by women in Delhi” New Delhi, January 9: ( PIB.NIC.IN): The  73rd Round of the National Sample Survey (NSSO) on Unincorporated non-agricultural Enterprises (excluding Construction)”,  by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation’reveals that there are  “195 proprietary ...

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Towards state funded – government aided hospitals

By P. Koshy The private sector hospitals in India offer abysmally low salaries to their staff nurses. Often they get much less than the minimum wages. Their compensationis notat par even with the farm wages and MGNRE rates, in most cases. There are also cases where private hospital managements force the nurses to deposit their nursing certificates as a condition ...

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The International Conference on Capacity Building for National Sustainable Development (CBNSD 2018)

events Venue:  Multimedia University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya   Date: August 29  –  31st,   2018 The International Conference with the theme Capacity Building for National Sustainable Development will be held in Multimedia University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya between 29th to 31st August 2018. This 2018 International conference will bring together representatives of a wide range of higher research and educational institutions as well as related organizations ...

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‘Agriculture and industry shall be looked at as two eyes of our economy’

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Agriculture and industry shall be looked at as the two eyes of the Indian economy. He was addressing the gathering after giving away The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence, in Mumbai today, 28 October 2017. The Vice President said that India’s dream built on the aspirations of about 130 ...

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India concludes MoU on MSME Cooperation with Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member Countries

Press Information Bureau New Delhi, 20 January 2017 Ministry of MSME, Government of India finalised MoU on MSME Cooperation with Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) member countries. The MoU will take effect for each party upon signature by 5 countries. The MoU finalized would be signed soon at an appropriate forum.  The focus areas of the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) ...

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