Business

Sep 72020
To provide robust support to innovators and entrepreneurs in India, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, has partnered with Freshworks Inc., a customer-engagement software company.
Taking a holistic approach and looking to the enhanced interest of the stakeholders, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), further expanded the reach and support to Artisans, involved in Agarbatti making, and to the Agarbatti Industry, by issuing new guidelines on 4th September, 2020. Further to its launching the support program on 30.07.20, Ministry has looked at all aspects of the industry, beyond just supply of machines for making Agarbatti. This includes ensuring supply of inputs and raw materials, the demand for which has increased hugely in last one year.
The 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states announced. Ranking of States based on the implementation of Business Reform Action Plan started in the year 2015. Till date, State Rankings have been released for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017-18.The Business Reform Action Plan 2018-19 includes 180 reform points covering 12 business regulatory areas such as Access to Information, Single Window System, Labour, Environment, etc. 
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways Shri Piyush Goyal has said that New age ideas will help us to prepare India to contribute in a much bigger way to global supply chains. Addressing CII's event on ‘Launch of India's Future Business Group’ today, he said that New-age entrepreneurs are going to change the fortune of India. He said “We need to build a platform with like-minded countries and trusted partners to promote new-age businesses in India.” India can engage with other countries and build up a platform with trusted partners to promote new-age businesses, he added.
The number of SBI users using the digital platform 'Yono' instead of debit cards is steadily increasing. Employees point out that people are cooperating with the move to discontinue debit card services. SBI Chairman Rajneesh Kumar had earlier said that SBI aims to eliminate plastic cards and make payments through digital platforms. Yono is a digital platform designed to make it easier for customers to open accounts and make transactions. Those who do not have a smartphone can also make payments through the 'Yono Cash Point' website.
Start-ups are the initiative to bring innovation in mainstream. The action plan is to focus on simplification and handholding. Another important aspect of start-ups is industry-academia partnership and incubation. Looking at these aspects National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) joined hands to establish an Innovation cum Incubation Centre with external private funding to promote start-ups in the emerging area of Aerospace technologies.
Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0   was launched on 20.05.2020 to provide Portfolio Guarantee for purchase of Bonds or Commercial Papers (CPs) with a rating of AA and below issued by NBFCs/HFCs/ MFIs by Public Sector Banks (PSBs). It was envisaged to purchase Bonds/ CPs of Rs. 45,000 crore under PCGS 2.0 of which the maximum headroom permissible for purchase of Bonds/ CPs rated AA/AA- was 25% of the total portfolio i.e. Rs. 11,250 crore.
RBI's decision to provide relief to crisis-hit MSME units and individuals following the expansion of Covid19. The Reserve Bank of India has given permission to restructure non-performing loans without incurring major liabilities. This applies to business loans, auto loans, home loans and personal loans.
The upcoming launch of the platform for “ Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest “ by the Prime Minister will further carry forward the journey of direct tax reforms. The CBDT  has carried out several major tax reforms in direct taxes in the recent years.   Last year the Corporate Tax rates were reduced from 30 percent to 22 percent and for new manufacturing units the rates were reduced to 15 percent. Dividend distribution Tax was also abolished.
പി‌. എം. സ്ട്രീറ്റ് വെൻ‌ഡേഴ്സ് ആത്മ നിർഭർ‌ നിധി (PM SVANidhi-പി‌.എം.സ്വനിധി) പദ്ധതിയുടെ കീഴിൽ വായ്പ ലഭിച്ചവരുടെ എണ്ണവും അപേക്ഷകളുടെ എണ്ണവും, പദ്ധതി ആരംഭിച്ച് 41 ദിവസത്തിനുള്ളിൽ യഥാക്രമം 1 ലക്ഷവും 5 ലക്ഷവും കടന്നു. 2020 ജൂലൈ 02 മുതലാണ് വായ്പ വിതരണം ആരംഭിച്ചത്. 
സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ കൂടുതൽ സംരംഭക സൗഹ്യദമാകുന്നതിനായി രൂപം നൽകിയ കെസ്വിഫ്റ്റ് (കേരള സിംഗിൾ വിൻഡോ ഇന്റർഫെയ്‌സ് ഫോർ ഫാസ്റ്റ് ആൻഡ് ട്രാൻസ്പരന്റ് ക്ലിയറൻസസ്) എന്ന ഏകജാലക സംവിധാനം  വഴി 2547 സൂക്ഷ്മ, ചെറുകിട ഇടത്തരം സംരംഭങ്ങൾക്ക് സർക്കാർ അംഗീകാര പത്രം നൽകി. എംഎസ്എംഇയ്ക്കു പുറത്ത്  361 സേവനങ്ങൾക്കുള്ള അംഗീകാരവും കെസ്വിഫ്റ്റ് വഴി നൽകിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. 717.80 കോടി രൂപയുടെ നിക്ഷേപമാണ് ഇതിലൂടെ വരുന്നത്. 2020 ജൂലൈ 22 വരെയുള്ള 2378 അപേക്ഷകളിൻമേൽ തീർപ്പു കൽപിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.

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Recipe of the day

Sep 132020
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