Companies and start-ups rush to develop products and ideas that could be game changers in India’s battle against toxic air pollution as the coronavirus infection rages.
The US could explore a tech alliance with India involving artificial intelligence. This will not only have military and strategic applications but could also promote ease of living in India by revolutionising sectors such as education, healthcare and agriculture.
With the signing of the Abraham Accord, India, the UAE and Israel will discover that they have more common cause than they had envisioned in the pre-Covid era – and that the historic agreement has opened up enormous commercial opportunities for the shared prosperity of West Asia.
The coronavirus pandemic has failed to dent the excitement and exuberance of brand advertisement in India – with companies big and small rushing to muscle up their marketing spend and translate them into revenue critical to compensate for the Covid-19 slump.
Mukesh Ambani has attracted $4.4 billion investments in his retail arm since September 9. RIL’s pivot towards consumer businesses like telecom, tech and retail are a bet on consumer spending recovering very soon.
A relationship that germinated from the days of the Vietnam War and stood the test of time has now been cemented by the coronavirus crisis and emerged as a bedrock of counterbalance in the South China Sea region including the setting up of platforms to grow trade ties further.
The Modi government has taken a bold political step by ushering in far reaching reforms that will free the Indian farmers from socialist-era regulations that hinder price discovery and open up the sector to foreign and domestic investments that can bring in billions of dollars and new technology to India’s farms.
Bilateral trade, business and entrepreneurship opportunities between India and France set to surge as Covid-19 pandemic accelerates the reshaping of the world order and the EU resets its foreign policies.
India has been a model global citizen, a founding member of the United Nations, is the world’s fifth largest economy, is home to one-sixth of humanity and contributes more troops to UN peacekeeping missions than all the P5 countries combined. These are just some of the reasons why it deserves a seat at the global high table.
India’s textile startups have embraced the opportunities from the coronavirus pandemic like few other sectors have, helping evolve the traditions of the humble Gandhian spinning wheel to a new era of robotic automation, nanotech and sustainable innovation.