India Business Newsletter
April 01 - April 15, 2021
Greetings from Consulate General of India,
New York!
Welcome to the April 2021 edition of our newsletter, bringing you important policy and high-impact news about India.
We hope you find it useful.
A Forum for Indian Businesses in North East USA

(Covering: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont)
Amazon launches $250 mn venture fund for Indian startups, entrepreneurs

E-commerce giant Amazon India has launched $250 million Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund (the venture fund) to invest in startups and entrepreneurs focusing on technology innovations in SMB (small and medium business) digitization, agriculture and healthcare. The venture fund will invest in technology-led startups that are passionate about unlocking the possibilities of a digital India.
Amazon to cover Covid-19 vaccine cost for more than a million in India

E-commerce firm Amazon India will cover the Covid-19 vaccine cost for more than a million people. This includes its India employees, associates and sellers with active listings since last year.
India Lands Yet Another $1 Billion-Plus Startup
in Mohalla

India’s Mohalla Tech said that it raised $502 million from investors led by Lightspeed Ventures and Tiger Global, increasing its valuation to more than $2.1 billion.
India is a major player on the global stage:
U.S. envoy John Kerry

Observing that India is a major player on a global stage, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on April 7 said that decisive action from the country now will determine what this transformation will mean for all generations to come.
Goldman-backed ReNew to invest $9 billion on India’s green push

ReNew Power Pvt., one of India’s biggest renewable power producers, plans to invest $9 billion in wind and solar projects through 2025 amid a government-backed effort to reduce emissions.
Prakash Javadekar meets John Kerry, discusses climate, joint research

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on Tuesday met John Kerry, US special presidential envoy for Climate, and discussed a range of issues including climate, finance, joint research and collaboration.
Consul General of India, New York met with Mr. George Hudson, CEO & Ms. Jean Crowther, from Alta Planning + Design, Inc. USA on
April 08, 2021
Alta is doing pioneering work in micro-mobility and sustainable transportation space. Look forward to enhancing our engagement in pedi-powered mobility!
Consulate General of India in partnership with Milan Cultural Association and Odisha Society of New England organized a Virtual Event for Promoting Odisha as a Trade, Investment and Tourism Destination on April 07, 2021

Odisha one of India's best-kept secrets!
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