Kris Gopalakrishnan-led panel to design governance framework for business data

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) last week constituted a committee headed by Infosys co-founder ....

16 September, 2019

Govt may make private ride-sharing no-profit no-loss service; WhatsApp payment likely by year-end

Team TC

Transport ministry wants states to get revenue from private ride-sharing. WhatsApp to launch payment business by the end of the ....

16 September, 2019
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Risk of data breach in India will continue to rise: Omidyar-Deloitte study

Payal Ganguly

As the Personal Data Protection Bill goes through final iterations, a study by social impact investment firm Omidyar Network and ....

13 September, 2019

Internet companies may get more time to remove unlawful content; Swiggy to launch digital wallet

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Social media companies might get a breather as the government considers giving platforms more time to remove unlawful content. ....

11 September, 2019

Paytm may buy stake in Yes Bank; Govt considering linking social media accounts to Aadhaar

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One97 Communications, which runs digital payments platform Paytm, is in talks to pick up stake in Yes Bank. NITI Aayog ropes in ....

10 September, 2019

LocalCircles raises data concerns of startups with govt

Payal Ganguly

As discussions on anonymising business data get underway at the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), community ....

9 September, 2019
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Policy Wrap: No FDI cap for insurance intermediaries; Govt may go easy on monitoring online content

Payal Ganguly

The central government has removed the cap on foreign equity investment in insurance intermediaries. The ministry of electronics ....

6 September, 2019

Panel recommends regulating fintech startups; RBI extends KYC deadline for wallet companies

Payal Ganguly

A legal framework for consumer protection and regulating fintech companies and digital services were among the many recommendations ....

3 September, 2019

Govt asks ecomm platforms to upload FDI compliance reports by Sept 30

Payal Ganguly

The government has asked online marketplaces to upload the audited reports on compliance with foreign direct investment (FDI) ....

30 August, 2019

Cabinet proposals on FDI: Good news for brands, digital media companies wait and watch

Payal Ganguly

The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to review the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy to ease sourcing norms ....

29 August, 2019
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Listen: Is the angel tax problem now an open-and-shut case?

Vignesh Ananthraj & Payal Ganguly & Shweta Sharma & Om Athavale

Last week, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated that startups registered with the DPIIT (Department for Promotion ....

29 August, 2019

Electronics ministry not to include ecomm data in data protection bill; Amazon India gross sales to hit $32 bn

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No ecommerce data in data protection bill. Amazon India sales to touch $32 billion in four years. MeitY against ecommerce data ....

29 August, 2019

Mumbai can be the gateway to fintech innovation out of India: Suniti Nanda, Mumbai Fintech Hub

Payal Ganguly & Snigdha Sengupta

About two years ago, Maharashtra became the country’s first state to introduce a fintech policy to foster innovation in ....

27 August, 2019

A91 Partners may invest $10 mn in Atomberg Technologies; Govt to ease FDI norms for digital media

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Mumbai-based appliance maker Atomberg Technologies might get $10 million investment from venture capital firm A91 Partners. Government ....

27 August, 2019

SoftBank plans $550 mn investment in Lenskart, DailyHunt; Alibaba halts further investments in India

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Japan-based SoftBank is likely to invest $400 million in the eye-wear retailer Lenskart and $150 million in Dailyhunt. Jack Ma-owned ....

26 August, 2019

No tax holiday for startups with Rs 25cr + turnover: CBDT; small enterprises to get Alibaba-like platform

Payal Ganguly

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement on Thursday that tax holiday for startups will only be extended to ....

23 August, 2019

Amendment to money laundering act paves way for digital KYC

Payal Ganguly

The finance ministry has notified new amendment to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to allow the use of digital know ....

22 August, 2019

Paytm says valuation up 25% to $15 bn; startups with Rs 25 cr+ turnover may have to pay income tax

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Paytm staff sold shares worth $150 million, valuing the company at $15 billion, according to founder Vijay Sharma. Indian startups ....

22 August, 2019

MeitY reaches out to stakeholders for feedback on ecommerce biz data

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has reached out to a select group of stakeholders for comments ....

20 August, 2019

P2P platforms write to RBI for relaxation of norms

Payal Ganguly

The Association of NBFC P2P Platforms, an industry body of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending companies, has written to the Reserve Bank ....

20 August, 2019

RBI releases guidelines for testing fintech innovations

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has finalised guidelines for the regulatory sandbox to test innovative financial products and ....

14 August, 2019