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Banks sanctions Rs 25,586 cr to 1.14 lakh Stand-Up India accounts in 5 years

Banks sanctions Rs 25,586 cr to 1.14 lakh Stand-Up India accounts in 5 years

Finance
The Finance Ministry on Sunday said banks have sanctioned Rs 25,586 crore to about 1,14,322 beneficiaries under the Stand Up India Scheme in the last five years for promoting entrepreneurship among women and SC & STs. The objective of Stand-Up India is to promote entrepreneurship amongst women, Scheduled Castes (SC) & Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories, to help them in starting a greenfield enterprise in trading, manufacturing and services sector, by both ready and trainee borrowers, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. Under the scheme, bank loans between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore are provided to at least one Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch of Scheduled Commercial Banks. Started in April 5, 2016, the scheme has benefit...
‘It’s a scary time for stand-up comedians’

‘It’s a scary time for stand-up comedians’

Entertainment
The last real comedy show that stand-up Rob Broderick played to a room full of real people was in mid-March, at Adelaide's Corona Theatre."Literally the last words I said on a stage were, 'Goodnight Corona!'" he tells the BBC."Then it was 24 hours in the air, and when I landed most of my work was gone."The Irishman, who performs under the name Abandoman, was supposed to follow up his stint Down Under with a residency at this month's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. But the coveted event has been canned for the first time in 73 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.So instead, Broderick and his comedy peers, including Suzi Ruffell and Jayde Adams, have been playing a series of Fringe on Friday fundraising live streamed gigs via its online ...