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Why India is the new hotspot for renewable energy investors

2020-05-28T17:01:01+00:00May 18th, 2020|India Inc Views - India Global Business, Special Report - India Global Business|

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed a big bet on solar energy. In his first year in office, Modi raised India’s goal for solar power by 5 times, and subsequent Indian budgets have seen manifold increase in national lending facilities for renewable energy.

Sitharaman opens up all sectors to pvt sector, addresses bankruptcy laws; healthcare and online education

2020-05-29T17:24:48+00:00May 17th, 2020|India Inc Views - India Global Business, Special Report - India Global Business|

In a largely domestic-focused set of reforms, the Indian Finance Minister announces a new policy for public enterprises, decriminalises violations of the Companies Act, allows companies to list overseas, directly makes life a lot easier for businesses and people working in them. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced eight measures in the fifth and final tranche of measures to make India self-reliant and lift the country out of the Covid-induced economic slowdown. She said the private sector would be allowed [...]

Nirmala Sitharaman announces paradigm-changing reforms in a wide range of sectors

2020-05-29T17:24:23+00:00May 16th, 2020|India Inc Views - India Global Business, Special Report - India Global Business|

In the fourth tranche of reforms promised by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced far-reaching changes to encourage fresh investments as India slowly emerges from the economic slowdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced far-reaching and paradigm-changing reforms in a wide range of sectors like coal, minerals, defence production, civil aviation, power, space, atomic energy and social infrastructure. Related Stories: Sitharaman’s new deal for Indian farmers Nirmala [...]

COVID-19 hits an Indian solution to a UK problem

2020-05-20T16:56:22+00:00May 15th, 2020|Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Special Report - India Global Business|

Indian student numbers had started registering promising growth only to be struck down by the coronavirus crisis, a conundrum that UK universities must now grapple with. Highlights: This uptick in foreign student numbers in the UK proved short-lived as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with travel restrictions and campus shutdowns. There is a potential of a £2.5-billion funding black hole for the universities. Without government intervention, an estimated 30,000 university jobs are at risk, with a further 32,000 jobs under [...]

Nirmala Sitharaman revives demand at the bottom of the pyramid

2020-05-29T17:23:19+00:00May 14th, 2020|Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Special Report - India Global Business|

The Indian Finance Minister’s second press conference reveals a clear agenda to provide relief to people worst affected by the Covid-19 lockdown and kickstart the engines of growth in the Indian economy. Highlights: India needs alternative sources of finance for its long-term infrastructure development and other needs. The government must encourage large corporates to float new development financial institutions to channel household savings and foreign borrowings into productive assets. RBI should subscribe to bonds issued by companies or set up [...]

The Indian factor behind COVID-19 deaths in the UK

2020-05-11T05:23:01+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

A disproportionately high ratio of minority ethnic doctors and nurses in the UK’s coronavirus pandemic frontline death toll needs urgent investigation. Highlights: Of the 19 fatalities within the state-funded NHS, 10 were medics from minority ethnic backgrounds. Retired NHS medics from within the Indian community may now be within an even higher risk category. The direct correlation between a persistent shortage of PPE and the NHS death toll is likely to be a significant factor alongside the genetic and societal [...]

Indian doctors get their due in COVID-19 fightback

2020-05-11T04:55:14+00:00April 10th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

The UK has finally taken measures to help support foreign doctors employed with the NHS. Highlights: 60,000 Indian-origin NHS medics have been lobbying against what they believe is an unfair Immigration Health Surcharge imposed on them. The recent move to hike this charge came as a blow to this group of medics who had been hoping for a reprieve. Addressing this, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced an exemption from the surcharge alongside an automatic fee-free one-year visa renewal for [...]

A new high for UK-India defence ties

2020-05-11T04:19:53+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

The India-UK defence collaboration has enhanced in recent years to strengthen combined expertise across a range of fields, including counter-terrorism operations. Highlights: The UK and India have taken part in several joint exercises, agreements and dialogues to boost defence and counter-terrorism cooperation – one of them being the UK’s Royal Air Force’s participation in India’s Exercise Indradhanush. Such joint exercises are a crucial aspect of the India-UK defence cooperation, which is set for a spike in a post-Brexit scenario as [...]

Numbers begin to add up for global Indian talent flows

2020-05-11T04:05:48+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

A massive 93 per cent jump of Indian students choosing UK universities in 2019 compared to the previous year indicates that Britain’s unfriendly image may be on the mend, giving other education destinations fair competition. Highlights: Indians have emerged as the fastest-growing nationality for student visa applications to the UK, encouraged by the post-study work visa. Indian professionals have also held onto their global lead in the Tier 2 skilled visa category for the UK, with over 57,000 visas granted [...]

A crafty solution to plastic waste

2020-05-11T03:38:51+00:00March 2nd, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020|

The traditional stainless-steel tiered tiffin boxes, referred to as dabbas in India, have had a makeover in the UK as a sustainable packaging solution by a restaurateur inspired by his father’s decades’ old lunchbox. Highlights: Stainless steel tiffin boxes, or dabbas as they are known in India, can help an Indian restaurant in its recycling mission to fight unsustainable single-use plastic. Harry Khinda, owner of The Crafty Indian restaurant in Bradford, is using an effective food takeaway system inspired by [...]