India-UK Future Tech Month promotes innovation ties

2018-08-20T12:47:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

The month of November has been earmarked for a focus on cooperation between India and Britain in the field of digital innovation. The UK government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has been running a month-long series of technology-focused business activities in the UK and India under the banner of India-UK Future Tech Month. The series of events are aimed at showcasing the very best UK technology and innovation to a high-quality Indian audience, including buyers, investors, and central and state-level government officials, DIT said. Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India, said: “November marks one [...]

Digital India can win the economic nationalism race

2018-08-20T11:05:24+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India has an opportunity to take a leadership role in technology and innovation in a changing global landscape, writes a tech expert. Economic nationalism has become the order of the day in many western economies. Given this backdrop, what are the opportunities for India, in terms of technology and innovation? In this article, I explore that while such sentiment may pose challenges, it also presents an opportunity for India, and despite Brexit, there is significant opportunity for research and innovation [...]

Prince Charles backs new education bond for India

2018-12-04T08:16:07+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal November Edition, REWIND 2017, Year|

Charles, Prince of Wales threw his weight behind a new Education Development Impact Bond (DIB) for India during a recent tour of the country. A new $10-million DIB has been created by the British Asian Trust (BAT), founded by Charles, Prince of Wales to fight poverty in South Asia, and is designed to improve learning outcomes for thousands of marginalised children in India. The bond is intended as an innovative and sustainable social impact investment tool which will be tied in with [...]

Reliance Jio explores UK university tie-up for new Virtual Reality app

2018-08-20T10:54:58+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Reliance Industries’ telecom giant is exploring a collaboration with Birmingham City University experts for a new virtual reality (VR) app it plans to launch next year. Reliance Jio, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited, has already disrupted the Indian mobile network landscape with its cost-effective connectivity options. The Mumbai-headquartered mobile network operator is now eyeing the field of virtual reality and augmented reality in its next phase of growth. The company’s creative chiefs recently held [...]

Access India: A new trade & investment window

2018-08-20T10:52:18+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

A platform to attract UK’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to invest in India is set to transform the economic partnership. India and the UK traditionally have had strong economic linkages, both on the trade and investment front. According to official statistics from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India, the UK has, until recently, been the third-largest investor in India, just behind Mauritius and Singapore. The quantum of UK investment in India has been large, but [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-31T11:58:01+00:00November 25th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Vedanta to invest $9bn in India London-based Vedanta Resources Plc will invest roughly $9 billion in India over the next few years to expand its hydrocarbons, metals and mining businesses and meet more of India’s requirements of these commodities locally. Anil Agarwal, founder and chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc, said: “We are planning to invest $2.5 billion in oil and gas to step up our production to half of India’s crude oil output (from 26 per cent in 2016-17). "The other [...]