18 April 2016 Current Affairs: The government on April 21 will launch a new service, Twitter Seva, to address various queries of startups in a time bound manner. On April 21, we will be launching a 'Twitter Seva'. Any startup which wants to access government irrespective of any department, they can (put their queries). The process is on. We would have a place where you can virtually contact us, tell us your issues. We have a team that will divert the things or issues to the particular ministry and then come back to you and try to reply in 24 hrs,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.During an hour-long interaction, the minister heard their issues and responded to their queries.On the matters related to other departments, she assured them to take that up with the concerned ministries.The interaction was aimed at giving a thrust to budding entrepreneurs.Start-ups which participated in the open chat include Velmenni Lifi, Fitternity, Glance, DeliveryTrack, FoodTalk, Chakar, BabyBug Step and Marketing Masala.
Twitter Seva : As a follow up to the ‘Start up India, Stand up India’ initiative, the government is working on setting up a hotline for entrepreneurs on Twitter. This hotline known as ‘Twitter Seva’ will help all entrepreneurs of different stages seek support or funding assistance from the government. According to a report by The Economic Times, the service is said to be launched on April 21.