Hyderabad-based Vaya Finserv is set to launch microfinance operations, also marking the comeback of Vikram Akula into the sector he’d substantially influenced not long before. Debuting as a banking correspondent (BC) in 2015, Vaya is opening its first set of 15 microfinance branches this week in Bihar, a state where it sees a big need… Continue reading Vikram Akula back into microfinance biz through Vaya Finserv
The Reserve Bank on Monday amended the statutes making it possible for lenders to invest in Reits and InvIts capping such exposures to 10 per cent of the unit capital of such instruments, and also to regulate their commodity derivatives play. In amendments to the Master Direction- Reserve Bank of India (Financial Services provided by… Continue reading RBI caps banks exposure to Reits, InvIts at 10% of unit capital
Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova surely had a memorable trip to India! The 35-year-old, an ardent fan of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, met her ‘teenage crush’ as she attended the Vogue Woman Of The Year Awards. She also got the opportunity to present him with Vogue Entertainer of the Year Award. ‘Supernova’ shared… Continue reading ‘Supernova’ Natalia meets ‘teenage crush’ SRK
Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist has revealed a fresh track from his upcoming production venture, ‘Secret Superstar’. Titled ‘I’ll Miss You,’ the song portrays a school time love story featuring Zaira Wasim and young actor Tirth Sharma. Aamir Khan shared the track on Twitter and wrote alongside, “Introducing Tirth from Baroda in I’ll Miss You. This song… Continue reading ‘Secret Superstar’ new track takes Aamir back to his 1st love
In a bid to accelerate self-employment opportunities, the finance ministry has decided to organise Mudra Promotion Camps across the country beginning September 27 from the Prime Minister’s constituency Varanasi. As part of the special drive, 50 camps, including one each in state capitals, will be organised between September 27 and October 17, official sources said.… Continue reading Digital payment push: FinMin to organise Mudra camps from Varanasi
S.S. Rajamouli is not disappointed that his magnum opus “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” was not chosen as Indias official entry to the Oscars for the foreign language film category this year. The filmmaker says his aim is to take stories to a wider audience, and making money for the team, instead of winning awards. “(I… Continue reading Not disappointed about ‘Baahubali’ missing out Oscar entry: Rajamouli (IANS Interview)
Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan are breaking the Internet with their “smoke-break” on the streets of New York City. In the pictures that went viral recently, the tired-seeming duo is seen smoking together. The ‘Raees’ actress was wearing a backless white dress, while Ranbir sported a simple T-shirt. While many netizens were quick… Continue reading Ranbir-Mahira’s ‘smoke break’ breaking the Internet, seen them yet?