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Can we really trust Zoom?

2020-04-09T17:31:38+00:00April 9th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

We are all ‘zooming’ these days. But can we trust the platform that is taking over our lives? India Inc. Group Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa asks the tough questions that will make us sit up and think. Highlights: Zoom’s installer software doesn’t warn users that it contains codes that send data to Facebook and other third parties and that the software has bugs that can be used to spy on people. There have been multiple instances of unauthorised people [...]

Corporate India rallies behind COVID-19 war effort

2020-04-09T16:05:09+00:00April 9th, 2020|2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

The Indian private sector's contribution to social good despite stretched bottom lines sets a shining example for the rest of the world. Highlights: The Asian Development Bank has projected India’s growth to slow down to roughly 4 per cent in the current fiscal year but the financial year 2022 should see the registration of at least 6.2 per cent in India's GDP. Government reforms will be the switch that turns on the country’s economic power system. Corporate India has also [...]

Indo-US bolster engagement on COVID-19

2020-04-09T19:37:44+00:00April 9th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

Editorial India’s reaction of the actions undertaken by the US and China in response to the COVID-19 pandemic reflect India’s bilateral relations with each. Over the first two decades of the current century, India and the US have developed what many strategic analysts and diplomats have described as “the defining relationship of the 21st century”. In engaging so closely with the US, India has had to finesse its relationship with its northern neighbour and rising hegemon, China. The COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Modi lays out a post pandemic exit strategy

2020-04-09T14:45:01+00:00April 9th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

Editorial As India fights the virus with vigour, PM Modi has also urged his ministers to plan for the future and mark out areas of priority and reform. Pro-active and pre-emptive. These are the two operative strategies in play when assessing the performance of global leaders currently battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst them, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stamped out his credentials as a visionary. Demonstrably agile and adaptive to the current crisis, PM Modi has also set out [...]

Industry lines up to aid COVID-19 recovery

2020-04-09T13:27:14+00:00April 9th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

Editorial Business leaders worldwide are adopting out-of-the-box approaches and diverting their expertise to generate the gear needed to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The news of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson being shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a specialist London hospital sent shockwaves not only across Whitehall but indeed around the world. As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined world leaders in wishing him a speedy recovery, the sheer war-footing on which the world is trying to [...]

Industry falls in line with COVID-19 fightback

2020-04-09T16:33:29+00:00April 9th, 2020|2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

Companies around the world have been forced to look beyond their conventional production lines and expertise to join the war against an invisible common enemy. Highlights: The idea that long-term shareholder returns can increase if society is better served has never seemed more relevant than right now. Indian companies like Mylab and the Mahindra group are at the forefront of the battle to fight COVID-19, with several British corporations such as Dyson, JLR and F1 teams joining in. Smaller breweries [...]

Has COVID-19 infected international travel for good?

2020-04-09T16:35:33+00:00April 9th, 2020|2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

The aviation industry has been hit with a crisis of seismic proportions in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, which will transform global travel in ways that will become clear only in the years to come. Highlights: The coronavirus pandemic is causing a massive strain on the aviation industry due to restrictions on travel. In India, the biggest impact will be felt by state-owned Air India. A series of interim solutions are being looked into by governments around the world [...]

Tilting towards Uncle Sam

2020-04-09T20:04:58+00:00April 8th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

The close cooperation between India and the US on ways to combat COVID-19 stands in sharp contrast to India’s transactional ties with China. Highlights: Given the long history of wariness in Indo-Chinese ties, India is building a strong partnership with the US to find ways to combat the virus. While the government has made common cause with the US on several issues, it has also finessed its foreign policy to maintain a functional working relationship with China. The cooperation with [...]

India emerges as a partner of choice amid COVID-19

2020-04-09T16:35:57+00:00April 8th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

By positioning itself as an indispensable collaborator to a wide range of countries and global institutions, India is helping shape a more benign post-coronavirus world order. Highlights: India’s initiatives in the past month have made it an indispensable and visionary partner of choice for a range of countries from the US to the SAARC and G-20 nations. All these developments collectively mark a very definitive step in the passage of India’s position from that of a global rule-taker to being [...]

Corporate boardrooms are replacing TSI with CSR

2020-04-09T16:36:11+00:00April 8th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

Total societal impact is the new mantra among businesses that consider an overall benefit to society. Highlights: Companies are under mounting pressure from stakeholders and customers to play a more active role in addressing social and environmental issues. A TSI approach considers the complete benefit to society from a company’s products, services, operations, core capabilities, and activities. Companies that actively rethink on how to improve their TSI stand to reap concrete business rewards. Companies are increasingly  under mounting pressure [...]