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Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Rising Covid-19 Cases May Delay Recovery Of MSME, Add Asset Quality Risk Of NBFIs: Fitch

Jan 14, 2022 Press Trust of India

Fitch expects that the scale of disruption associated with the wave will be modest by comparison with India's initial lockdown in 2020 or the Delta variant wave of 2021.

MSMEs Credit Guarantee Scheme Saves 13.5 Lakh Firm, 1.5 Crore Jobs Amid Covid-19: Report

Jan 06, 2022 Press Trust of India

The report claimed MSME loan accounts worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore were saved from slipping into NPA during the period and this is equivalent to 14 per cent of the outstanding MSME credit being saved from becoming NPA.

Kharagpur IIT Should Take The Lead In Innovations For The MSME Sector : Pradhan

Pradhan, who was speaking as the chief guest at the 67th Convocation of the premier institute which was held in a hybrid format, said there is also a need for exploring alternative energy at a time when the country is spending crores of rupees for importing crude oil.

Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit To Be Held On January 9

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been invited as the chief guest, said Anju Sharma, principal secretary of the state's Labour and Employment Department.

ECLGS Extended Till March 31 Next Year

The extension announced on Wednesday is the fifth extension since it was inaugurated in May, last year

17 September, 2021

Punjab Cabinet Approved Rules To Promote MSMEs, Puts In Place Mechanism To Mitigate Delayed Payments

Harish Manav

The Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday approved the Punjab Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Councils Rules, 2021 under Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006, to facilitate promotion, development and competitiveness of MSMEs.

20 August, 2021

Facebook Launches 'Small Business Loans Initiative' In India

Outlook Web Bureau

India is the first country for Facebook where this programme is getting rolled out.

06 July, 2021

MSME’s Tryst With Technology

Samir Sathe

Thanks to Pandemic, MSMEs have started flirting with technology by force and necessity!

13 March, 2021

Govt Committed To Promote Renewable Energy In MSME Sector: Union Minister Gadkari

Outlook Web Bureau

The minister claimed that India will become a top manufacturing hub for automobiles in the world within five years.

19 February, 2021

The Entrepreneurial Stature Of Kerala That Withstood The Global Pandemic

From research and planning to preposition to strategy, Ourea does all the chief stages of branding individuals and organisations.

01 February, 2021

Dissecting Union Budget 2021: Here’s What The Experts Say

Outlook Bureau

Union Budget 2021 has gained mixed reviews and here’s what the experts feel


01 February, 2021

Rahul Demands Hike In Healthcare Budget And Support To Farmers, MSMEs

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Budget: Rahul demands support to MSMEs, farmers, workers for employment generation

27 December, 2020

New GST Payment Rule Will Not Affect MSMEs, Small Dealers


The new rule has been implemented to check the use of fake invoices that claim credit for tax paid on non-existent or highly inflated input cost.

29 November, 2020

Women-Led Micro-Businesses At Risk As Covid-19 Widens Socio-economic Gap


Women-led micro and small businesses are more prone to face instability than micro-businesses led by men, according to the study.

17 November, 2020

India Not 'Expansionist', Believes In Welfare Of World: Nitin Gadkari


India should bolster science and technology, says transport minister Nitin Gadkari in virtual address.

15 October, 2020

Construction Of Zojila Tunnel Begins With Ceremonial Blast

Naseer Ganai

The inaugural blast for the 14.83 km tunnel was initiated virtually by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. When launched, it will be the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia, connecting the Kashmir Valley to Ladakh.

01 August, 2020

MSMEs Are Backbone Of Economy, Need Urgent Financial And Regulatory Support: Ex-Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Dr KP Krishnan, who was former Secretary at Goverment of India, makes short term, medium term, and long term recommendations for the government to help the MSME sector.


04 July, 2020

Winning Retail 2.0 With Embedded Analytics

Soumya Dwibedi

A location-enabled micro-market level planning for sales as well as point of sales visibility and promotions will become really important to win in the new normal.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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