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11Apr

eBay, Microsoft, Tencent, invests $1.4 billion in Flipkart

Flipkart gets $1.4 billion investment from eBay, Microsoft and Trencent

Ebay, Microsoft, Tencent cover up Flipkart by investing $1.4 billion. Flipkart seems ready to compete with the rival Amazon India. After this investment of $1.4 billion, the company gets one step closer to represent itself in front of investors and customers. Flipkart will also buy eBay’s India business as part of the deal. Funding round values are lower than it’s peak valuation of $15 billion.

Flipkart may get more capital from Softbank if Snapdeal’s sale goes down. Softbank is one of the biggest investors in Snapdeal. Flipkart is looking to buy lower rival Snapdeal.

The funding round gives a significant victory for Flipkart chief executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy. It also increases the pressure on Krishnamurthy to carry take Flipkart to the new level of success.

eBay Invests the amount of $500 million in Flipkart, rest coming from Tencent and Microsoft, a gaming internet and social networking firm.

Flipkart and Amazon are competing at the top of India’s $15 billion online retail markets. Given Flipkart’s recent comeback, the combat between these two can closely clash this year compared to last year.

 

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24Jul

World Bank Group President Visit To India Will Support To India’s Development?

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank’s group president was on a three day visit to India from 21-23 July 2014. He came to India to analyze the projects supported by the bank and recognize the development related concerns of Indian government. This will further help to decide about the allocation of funds and resources allocated by the World Bank group to support us well so they can be utilized in more optimal way.

This visit is special because India counts on the top beneficiaries of the World Bank and this is the first meeting of the Modi’s government after came into rule. Also, India has been amounted 6.4 billion dollars by the Bank during last fiscal (June 2013- June 2014).

India received 2 billion dollars from International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), 3.1 billion dollars from the International Development Association (IDA), and 100 million dollars from the Clean Technology Fund that the World Bank Group administers. All in a group of World Bank which makes a total figure of 6.4 billion dollars

The meetings of Jim are scheduled with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to discuss about the developmental policies and financial resources. There are two aims of the World Bank Group – ending the poverty from the world and help to increase the prosperity. In order, to fulfill those aims he also planned to go to the sites in Tamil Nadu where where bank-supported projects are under process to see the challenges of India’s rural-urban transformation.

After the meeting with Finance Minister he said in a statement that World Bank understands the importance of the relationship and assures the pledge to support India in all the way to develop the nation. He insisted that India is the land of great innovation and knowledge at global level and our growth contains a great importance in the global growth. Thus the bank use to support India for growth and development as it support us for so many years.

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23Jul

Revenue Collection Targets For The Fiscal 2014-15 Would Be Surpassed : Jaitely

Revenue generated after the collection of total taxes was set as Rs.736,221 crore by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the national budget 2014-15 presented in the parliament dated 10th July 2014. In this budget all the revenues and expenditures are introduced publicly and a collection target of Rs. 736,221 crore was estimated for the financial year 2014-15 from various sources and taxes launched.

Mr. Jaitley was attending a two-day Annual Conference of the senior officers of Income Tax Department is held every year and this year it was held in New Delhi 21 – 22 July 2014. Along with the FM this conference was attended by the senior officers of the Revenue Department Shri Shaktikant Das, Revenue Secretary, Shri G.S. Sandhu, Secretary, Financial Services, Shri Ravi Mathur, Secretary (Disinvestment), Chairman and Members of CBDT, Chairperson and Members of CBEC.

After the inaugural ceremony of the conference, while addressing the senior members and other officers of the Income tax department Jaitely denoted the department’s credibility and accountability as country’s biggest asset. He shows that the government is hoping that the revenue target of Rs. 736,221 crore can be surpassed by the good techniques and dedication of the department. He further added that, “highest standards of ethics are expected from officers of the department.” to achieve the set target and increase the reputation too.

Further in the conference, Mr, Shaktikanta Das the Revenue Secretary said that the role play of the senior officers works as a guide for the junior and other staff working under them. Thus, it is necessary to use the fair and transparent means to facilitate and achieve the targets. There is a need to find the innovative ways to increase the collection of revenue without litigation.

However, other speakers added that various steps to be taken to smoothen the tax paying activity. The utmost efforts are required to improvise the quality of the tax payer services and achieve the targets. It is also important to brought efficiency and transparency in the whole process to attract tax payers towards their duty of paying tax on time. This will not only helpful to sustain the laws but also enhance the economic condition of the country to implement the growth driven strategies.

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