Since January 2015, more than 1,000 Indian startup companies attracted funding from international investors, with private equity firms making up nearly 98 percent of new investment, according to data from Trak.in, a local business news and opinion company. Private equity firms - led by Alibaba, SoftBank, and Steadview Capital Management - invested a total of about $9.5 billion during the period. In contrast, data from TNW news indicates that in 2010, Indian startups brought in only $13 million in private equity and venture capital investment.
Note: In many cases, the funding amount is not disclosed. All amounts are converted into USD (rupee conversion at the date of news) for uniformity.
Since India was under British rule rupee was pegged to pounds. From 1927 to 1966, it was 13 rupees = 1 pound. This was maintained until 1966 when the rupee was devalued and pegged to the U.S. dollar at a rate of 7.5 rupees = 1 dollar. This value lasted until the U.S. dollar devalued in 1971.
Reinventing Dharavi: An Ideas Competition’ is about generating essentially new ideas, concepts and interventions for integration of urban uses – affordable housing, livelihoods, health and sanitation, recreation, education, urban design and urban planning, social and cultural activities, environment, governance, economics, amongst others in a sustainable manner. Dharavi is well-established as one of the world's most significant communities requiring a critical re-imagination for a better future. We seek to revisit Dharavi through adaptable and multidisciplinary approaches. Furthermore, the competition aims at exploring strategies for...
Inflation in India is primarily measured by WPI (Wholesale Price Index). But, most of the developed economies, Inflation is measured by the Consumer Price Index. This puts the WPI data is not directly comparable with other countries CPI data. Later CPI is started being measured from Jan 2011 onwards. Below chart shows the comparison of how WPI & CPI varies over time. Note: It is time for India to re-base WPI, as the last time the re-base was done in 2004.