Small Business

DST restructures FIST programme to cater to high-end science, tech needs of startups

New Delhi: The Department of Science and Technology said on Saturday it is restructuring its Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST) to cater to high-end requirements of startups and industries and align it with the government’s ‘self-reliant India’ campaign. The FIST programme will now be reinvented […]

Small Business

Fault lines in last mile connectivity exposed, supply chain needs re-imagining in a post COVID era

By Ashish Nanda & Nishit Bhatia The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a significant blow to an already-stressed Indian economy. However, this is only the latest in an increasing number of unplanned disruptions that have hit supply chains and impacting business. Looking beyond the immediate crisis, organizations will need to build resilience in […]