India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 defines who owns the data, who can use it and under what circumstances. Though US tech companies are unlikely to welcome some of its provisions on data localisation, it will prevent data colonisation in line with the broad global consensus on the issue. Highlights: The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill currently under deliberation is set to legislate rules and requirements on data sovereignty. According to the bill, sensitive data relations financial status, health, sexual [...]
The latest Personal Data Protection bill signals India’s intent to be among the rule makers and not be a mere subscriber of rules made by others.
India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill is the latest in granting citizenship to some classes of asylum seekers, similar to that done by the US and some European nations.
From deeper cooperation on counter-terrorism, turbo-boosting trade relations and better understanding on immigration, to new-found political activism by Britain’s 1.5 million strong Indian diaspora, India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa explores the contours of what Boris Johnson’s emphatic victory means for India. Highlights: The Conservatives' comprehensive victory means Britain will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. Boris Johnson’s win spells optimistic news for relations with India and gives Indian businesses the certainty they have been calling for. [...]
Byju Raveendran is the CEO and Founder of BYJU’S, the world’s highest-valued edtech start-up. In this interview,...
The recent 2+2 dialogue between India and Japan aimed to push their relationship beyond bilateral trade and open up pathways for cooperation in defence and strategy. Highlights: The recent and first-ever 2+2 dialogue between India and Japan is an indication of the increasingly close ties between the two nations. The only other country India has held a 2+2 ministerial dialogue, which is seen as an upgrade from any meeting at a secretarial level, is the US. Despite the close relationship [...]
India and the US are likely to sign an agreement to facilitate transfer of sensitive military technology to Indian private sector partners, review the progress of pending Indian defence purchases from the US and look for a way to avoid imposing sanctions on India for buying a Russian missile defence system. Highlights: US and India currently have a strong convergence on strategic worldviews though disagreements on trade between the two countries are at their widest. The US and India are [...]
A skilled workforce, prime geographic location, financial incentives and tremendous support from the government are a few factors that make Serbia a hotspot for foreign investments. Highlights: Serbia is referred to as the crossroad of Europe due to its position in the central Balkan Peninsula, on the most important route linking Europe and Asia. The country offers foreign investors a 10-year Corporate Profit Tax Holiday if they hire more than 100 employees and invest more than €8.5 million. Serbia also [...]
As one of the main start-up hubs of Germany, Bavaria has a lot to offer Indian companies as well as international students and young talent. Highlights: The German region of Bavaria offers investors a direct access to potential consumers via excellent transport and infrastructure. The region is thriving tech hub renowned for its skilled workforce, research and development and world-class universities. Bavaria’s GDP of €625 billion in 2018 puts it ahead of 22 of the 28 European member states. Currently [...]