Bengaluru has the highest number of women-led startups in India.

  • Recently, intelligence platform Traxon released data on women's participation in Indian startups.
  • According to these data, Bengaluru has the highest number of women-led startups in India.
  • 1783 startups in Bengaluru are led by women.
  • After this are Mumbai and Delhi respectively.
  • Ahmedabad has the least number of women-led startups.
  • Only 181 startups in Ahmedabad are headed by women.
  • Funding for women-led startups has declined from 183 startups in 2014 to 7 in 2023.
  • According to the report, the number of women-led unicorns from 2008 to 2018 was 14.

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2022 Presented to COVID-19 Warriors.

  • Recently the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize was announced for the year 2023.
  • This award has been jointly presented to the Indian Medical Association and Trained Nurses Association of India.
  • Both these organizations have been given this award as representatives of Covid warriors.
  • This award is given to every doctor, nurse, paramedic and worker for their selfless service, unwavering dedication and perseverance in the face of adversity.
  • This award was started in the year 1986.
  • This award carries a sum of Rs 25 lakh along with a citation.

Foreign Direct Investment in India Witnesses a 24% Contraction in H1 FY24.

  • Net foreign direct investment in India, inflows minus outflows, declined sharply in April-September 2023 to $4.5 billion from $19.6 billion in the same period 2022.
  • The moderation in flows was majorly witnessed in communication services, retail and wholesale trade, and manufacturing sectors.
  • Singapore, Mauritius, Japan, the US, and the Netherlands were the major source countries, contributing more than two-thirds of the FDI equity flows.

Acko partners with R Madhavan as their "voice of the customer".

  • ACKO Partners with R Madhavan as their Voice of the Customer To Simplify Complex Insurance Questions and help Customers Make Informed Decisions.
  • This signifies a welcome shift in the way consumers have been perceiving and navigating insurance, a sector that has been operating at a trust deficit in India.
  • Aim: To ensure that its customers can rely on the brand for a transparent and dependable insurance experience.

Mamata Banerjee Names Sourav Ganguly As The "Brand Ambassador of Bengal".

  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced former BCCI president and Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly as the new brand ambassador of West Bengal.
  • Ganguly would be replacing actor Shah Rukh Khan.
  • He is a very popular figure and comes from the young generation.
  • I want to inform him as the Bengal brand ambassador.
  • Ganguly was present at BGBS’ inaugural session at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in the city.

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