India Investment Journal March Edition

///India Investment Journal March Edition

Arun Jaitley: Batting for growth

2018-12-03T12:53:37+00:00March 17th, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

Some heavy hitting from the Finance Minister puts the Indian economy on a winning wicket, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. After all the excitement over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 4-1 sweep of the recently concluded Assembly elections, it is time once again to focus on the nuts of bolts of governance. In the latest issue of ‘India Investment Journal’, we turn our attention to India’s growth story and the man in charge of shepherding the country to greater economic [...]

Companies eye socially responsible outcomes in India

2018-12-03T13:15:29+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal March Edition, Policy India, Year|

The average spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR) by companies in India went up 29 basis points to 1.64 per cent last year, edging closer to the government mandate of 2 per cent. The overall expenditure among companies in India on CSR activity registered a significant increase of 22 per cent, latest analysis by ratings agency CRISIL has revealed. The bulk of the CSR money went into education, skills development, healthcare and sanitation initiatives. India’s Companies Act 2013 encourages corporates [...]

Aerospace industry takes flight with Make in India

2018-12-03T13:14:51+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Sector Focus/Aerospace, Year|

It is dubbed Asia’s largest air show and the 2017 edition of Aero India in Bengaluru recently proved the ideal showcase for the Indian government’s plans to transform India into a global manufacturing hub. The highlight of this year’s Aero India was a dual role combat-capable Advanced Hawk jet trainer, developed jointly by the UK's BAE Systems and India's public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) being formally unveiled. The smart weapons-enabled Advanced Hawk prototype, scheduled to undertake its maiden test flight [...]

How our ears connect us with our brain

2018-12-03T13:11:55+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year, Yoga Corner|

India Inc. yoga expert unravels the ancient Indian practice of erring pupils being made to pull their ears as punishment. In the Vedic tradition of education, disciplinary action on students was based on the principle that students made mistakes because of a lack of awareness. The Guru’s job was therefore simply to address that issue in order to bring the student back on track. In the seemingly infinite wisdom of these sages, they developed techniques that increased awareness allowing students [...]

A royal launch to bolster post-Brexit India-UK ties

2018-12-03T13:13:09+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

The Queen opened up Buckingham Palace to Indian dance and music as she hosted the launch of UK India Year of Culture 2017. India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, represented the Government of India to mark the launch of Indian festivities across Britain throughout the year. The year 2017 had been declared UK India Year of Culture during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK in November 2015. Its official launch took place on February 27 with a gala reception [...]

India is the most open, Least protectionist economy today

2018-12-03T12:47:10+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

India’s Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, just completed a packed tour of the UK during which Prime Minister Theresa May dropped in to a Downing Street meeting with his British counterpart, Chancellor Philip Hammond. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with the senior Indian Cabinet minister in London to explore his message for foreign investors, a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with post-Brexit Britain and the next phase of his dramatic reform agenda for the Indian economy. Is [...]

Editor’s Note

2018-12-03T13:13:40+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Editor's Note, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Year 2017 had been ear-marked as UK India Year of Culture by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tour of Britain in November 2015. That announcement became a reality when Indian Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, represented the Government of India at a historic reception in Buckingham Palace in London recently. While the year is set to be packed with an array of cultural events, both in India and the UK, the key message amid all [...]

Indian-made jet engines all set to take flight

2018-12-03T12:47:41+00:00March 15th, 2017|2016, 2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, Sector Focus/Aerospace, Year|

Rolls-Royce started its relationship with India over 80 years ago with its engines powering the first civil and military aircraft in the country. Chris Cholerton, President – Defence Aerospace at one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the sector, tells ‘India Investment Journal’ how a focus on technology and capability transfer has contributed towards India’s sustainable growth. How is Rolls-Royce supporting the India growth story? Today, as an investor, a high skills employer and a supplier of power systems across [...]

Rajasthan decks up for investors

2018-12-03T12:54:12+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, State Focus: Rajasthan, Year|

India’s largest state has caught the attention of investors of late but has a long way to go. In one of his earliest interactions with the press after the formation of Niti Aayog, India’s premier think tank, two years ago, Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya took exception to Rajasthan being referred to as a “BIMAROU” state. The oft-used acronym means diseased or sick in Hindi and is made up of the Indian states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. [...]

Indian Smart Cities Mission: A process to leapfrog to double digit growth

2018-12-03T12:54:40+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India is one of the most challenging and ambitious urban development agenda, writes an urban infrastructure enthusiast. The objective to develop 100 Smart Cities over five years is a laudable commitment towards urban transformation. The mission is launched at a time when India’s urbanisation is growing faster than the rest of the world. Currently only about 31 per cent of India’s population lives in urban areas. Globally the share is over 50 [...]