Home Page

/Home Page

UK-India Awards 2019 Nominations Shortlist Announced

2019-05-31T14:55:36+00:00May 31st, 2019|Home Page|

The UK-India Awards shortlist highlights the outstanding examples of UK-India partnership in the realms of business, tech, trade, and social impact. The UK-India Awards shortlist highlights the outstanding examples of UK-India partnership in the realms of business, tech, trade, and social impact. Awards to be judged by leading all-female panel including Ruth Davidson MSP, Gina Miller and Shalni Arora The Awards show that Brexit or no Brexit, India is committed to building winning partnerships with the UK. Thursday 30th May [...]

Brexit or no Brexit, India on investment spree in the UK

2019-05-23T11:01:45+00:00May 22nd, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – May 2019|

As the UK continues to grapple with an elusive withdrawal agreement with the European Union (EU), some recent investment figures from India come as a timely boost for Brexit-bound Global Britain. It all began with a spike in export data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), which revealed that Britain’s exports to India increased at the fastest rate among the country’s top trading partners outside the European Union (EU), registering a 19.3 per cent increase in goods and [...]

Reinforcing India ties under the new Australian government

2019-05-23T10:13:06+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Home Page|

An expert on trade and investment within the Australia-India narrows down the key areas of cooperation the new government must focus on for stronger bilateral relations. 'I have always believed in miracles' this is how Scott Morrison defined his election win, in the 2019 Australian federal elections. A man who until yesterday, an accidental Prime Minister, suddenly became a national favourite voted back to power. All exit polls wrote him off, psephologists questioned his campaign promises and he was struggling [...]

Tapping into India’s specialist IT talent pool to fix global problems

2019-05-23T10:18:08+00:00May 22nd, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – May 2019|

Larry Stone, Chairman – BT India, talks ‘India Global Business’ through BT's recent CSR drive for girls' education in India, their cyber security centre in Gurugram as well as the significance of India as a market. What prompted BT's tie-up with the British Asian Trust to promote girls' education in India? BT has a long history in engaging and supporting communities where we are present, including in India. For many years, we’ve supported initiatives such as Katha Schools, the PM’s [...]

Modi’s hectic overseas schedule has helped raise India’s profile, balance relations

2019-05-23T10:18:39+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – May 2019|

A brief roundup of the impacts that Prime Minister Modi’s numerous diplomatic visits over the past five years have resulted in. Across 57 countries in six continents in a total of 92 trips, in his five-year tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as one of the most well-travelled heads of state of India ever. This is more than twice the number of trips that his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh made in his second five-year stint at the helm between [...]

What ails the Indian civil aviation sector

2019-05-10T11:49:41+00:00May 8th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019, Home Page|

Indian airlines are growing the fastest in the world, but a majority of them are also losing money. A number of factors, such as the world’s highest aviation turbine fuel prices and problems with some aircraft brands, are challenges they need to overcome but there’s massive room for growth as a majority of Indians still consider flying very expensive. India’s oldest private sector airline, Jet Airways, downed shutters “temporarily” in April as lenders tried to find a white knight buyer [...]

India picks up speed on key defence pacts

2019-05-10T11:50:40+00:00May 8th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019, Home Page|

The recent Lockheed Martin deal illustrates how the new defence policy is changing common perceptions and paving way for India to become a strategic defence partner for the US. In early April, the US State Department approved the sale of 24 Sikorsky MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to India in a $2.6 billion deal that will significantly improve India’s naval firepower. These Lockheed Martin-built helicopters are designed for hunting submarines as well as knocking out ships and conducting search-and-rescue operations at sea. [...]

Learning innovation in Indian banking and financial services

2019-05-10T12:01:30+00:00May 8th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019, Home Page|

The recent collaboration between IMT Ghaziabad and Vlerick Business School aims to equip students with a global vision and a local sensibility. Just as financial business leaders think worldwide, business schools must also think world-wide. It is a fact that best business schools are global, with campuses in different continents. Their best financial degrees are often in a partnership with other schools located overseas. Alliances between schools from different continents are built for offering the best international experience to their [...]

Onshore, nearshore and offshore are all important to IT strategy

2019-05-10T11:55:30+00:00May 8th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019, Home Page|

U.B. Pravin Rao is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Infosys and has been with the Indian software major since the 1980s. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he traces some of the company’s major milestones, the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics, and developments in the field of cyber security. What are some of the key sectors of focus for Infosys in international markets like the UK? Is the ease of movement of IT professionals a concern within [...]

Can digital technologies contribute to gender equality?

2019-04-23T07:03:17+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

A digital economy expert outlines the various factors contributing to gender inequality in South Asian countries and methods to alleviate the gap. The ubiquitous deployment of digital technologies is undoubtedly bringing tremendous efficiency and productivity gains across various domains of political, social, and economic life. But technologies are rarely neutral - they reflect existing socio-economic values and priorities, and their effects are likely to transform social relations, in ways that are both visible and invisible. Can the deployment of digital [...]