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WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD: Radhika Agarwal, Hyderabad based women entrepreneur and Managing Partner of Jagdamba Jewellers & Pearls, has been awarded “Most Enterprising Woman Entrepreneur 2024”
Narayan Rane, Union Minister of MSME, presented her the award at the just concluded the 9th Annual Shakti: International Woman Entrepreneurs Summit 2024, in New Delhi held on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
Hosted by the India SME Forum and the Ministry of MSME in association with the Women Entrepreneurs Forum, the event connected participants with the nation’s most successful women entrepreneurs and international experts.
ANGEL’s ‘WEALTH’ OF MANAGERS: A group of seasoned wealth managers, have joined Angel One, one of India’s leading fintech players, as Co-Founders to lead its private wealth management foray. Srikanth Subramanian joins as Co-Founder & CEO of Angel One Wealth Limited; he comes with more than twenty years of experience in investment and wealth management business. He joins from Kotak Cherry, the digital wealth management arm run by Kotak Mahindra Bank. Other Co-Founders include Shobhit Mathur and Dharmendra Jain. Shobhit will lead the Wealth-Tech and Customer Excellence teams and Dharmendra will bring his strategic expertise in investment solutions and products. The new business leaders will collaborate with Angel One in tapping opportunities in the wealth management space, catering to the growing needs of emerging HNIs and Ultra HNIs.
AI UPSKILLING: Virtusa, a global leader in digital strategy, engineering, and IT services, has joined forces with Emeritus to offer a comprehensive upskilling programme tailored specifically for Virtusa’s global leaders. The initiative is a flagship program under Virtusa’s Thrive Academy, renowned for its tailored training from technical to leadership courses. Over 800 Virtusa leaders engaged in expert-led sessions and interactive discussions, enhancing their skills to leverage AI for driving growth and innovation.
The programme emphasized helping clients develop their AI strategy, focusing on assisting leaders in transforming their business across all areas, from improving customer experience to streamlining corporate support functions and operations. It showcased specific AI and Generative AI use cases in sectors like Banking and Financial Services, Healthcare, and Manufacturing, offering participants a comprehensive understanding of AI’s strategic implications.
PNB EMT Credit Card: Punjab National Bank (PNB)has partnered with EaseMyTrip, one of India’s largest online travel tech platforms, to launch “PNB EMT Credit Card”. This power-packed co-branded travel credit card is designed to offer a variety of rewards for the Indian travellers.
Customers can log in to or PNB ONE App or to avail this credit card and earn rewards in a variety of categories, including flights, hotels, and holiday packages. Furthermore, this new credit card includes a wallet for contactless payments, which is completely hassle-free and secure as the card information is encrypted before being transmitted to the merchant’s PoS machine.
APNA MoU With IIM:India’s leading jobs and professional networking platform,, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur. The MOU signifies a strategic partnership aimed at fostering innovation, research, and entrepreneurship through collaborative projects. MOU signing took place during the 100 Cube Startup Conclave organized by IIM Sambalpur. It was formally signed in the presence of the Hon’ble Union Minister for Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.
The collaboration between and IIM Sambalpur aims to explore a wide range of innovation and research areas, spanning textiles, arts & culture, agriculture, healthcare, financial & digital inclusivity, tribal entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Their joint focus extends across industries, including technological research and development, sustainable solutions, FMCG, logistics, digital marketing etc. Leveraging strategic partnerships with alumni networks, industry associations, and government agencies, they aim to bolster innovation and entrepreneurship. This partnership underscores a commitment to sustainable business practices and inclusive growth within the startup ecosystem.
FADA EVENT: The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) concluded its 16th edition of ‘Vyapar – Driving Success, Together’, in Delhi. The event brought together senior bureaucrats from the Delhi administration and ministries, eminent leaders from the automobile industry and over 150 members of FADA.
Kailash Gahlot, Union Minister of Administrative Reforms, Transport, Home Department, Women & Child Development and Information & Technology, Govt of NCT of Delhi, inaugurated the event, alongside Manish Raj Singhania, President of FADA, and Garima Misra, Chairperson – FADA Delhi.
The event featured panel discussions on ease of doing business. Additionally, there was a keynote address on ‘Business Opportunity with Opening of RVSF & ATS’, followed by a Fireside Chat on Automotive Skilling with Vinkesh Gulati, Chairman – FADA Academy & Research and Vice President – ASDC.