UK Edition – 15 November 2019

///UK Edition – 15 November 2019

Getting out of business

2019-11-29T15:39:51+00:00November 24th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 29 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

The Modi government has finally plucked up the courage to make bold decisions on privatising some of India’s largest state-owned companies, and in doing so redeems a pledge to get government out of the business of business. The Narendra Modi government has decided to kick off its privatisation programme with the big ticket strategic sales of its stakes in the country’s second largest downstream oil company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Shipping Corporation of India, India’s largest shipping company, Container [...]

UK clicks in as India’s knowledge partner in tech

2019-11-19T08:37:57+00:00November 18th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

A new £40-million Fast-Track Start-up Fund set up as part of the UK-India Tech Partnership is one of many initiatives aimed at boosting London’s lead in attracting Indian technology companies with global ambitions. The trend is gradually also beginning to make a mark beyond the UK capital. Highlights: The UK-India tech partnership has seen many successful collaborations between the UK and Indian tech companies. Indian technology companies continue to consider London to expand their business and use it as a [...]

What’s up with WhatsApp in India?

2020-08-20T06:59:00+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

The recent WhatsApp controversy and the Indian government’s reaction highlights that India aspires to be a rule maker not a rule taker in this new high-stakes game, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The hacking of WhatsApp via the Pegasus software has raised concerns on data security. There is an overwhelming need to handle data responsibly. India has been at the forefront of the global campaign to create a responsible environment for data security and storage. As [...]

Smart cities in India have attracted the world’s leading tech providers

2019-11-21T11:40:08+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

Hardeep Singh Puri is a dynamic force in the Indian Cabinet, in charge of the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation, as well as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

How corporate India can solve the skilling puzzle

2019-11-18T14:38:49+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

The head of IBM’s advisory board shares her insights on how companies can recruit candidates with the right skillsets and equip their existing workforce to be future-ready. A strange paradox grips the job market in India: there are thousands of open jobs across different industries but no matching skill sets, even as millions of graduates are unable to find employment. Incredulous as it sounds, it is the harsh reality. The reason for this poignant situation is – skills or rather [...]

Diversifying to thrive: Unlocking the full potential of FinTech

2019-11-18T18:30:47+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

Organisations need to move quickly and set high standards for diversity to enable Indian FinTech to grow, notes an industry expert. The global FinTech ecosystem is going from strength to strength. According to statistics from the KPMG ‘Pulse of FinTech’ report, investment crossed $100 billion globally in 2018. From London to New York, Mumbai to Singapore and Australia, new companies are emerging every day to provide innovative, disruptive tech solutions in the finance sector. During this period of global political [...]

India-UK cyber security cooperation: The way forward

2020-09-21T08:56:53+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

A strategic expert points out areas that the UK and India can focus on to improve cyber security cooperation. Highlights: Cyber issues constitute an important aspect of the India-UK security relationship. Non-state entities based in Russia, China and the US are the main sources of cyberattacks against India due to their domination in areas including the smartphone market and fibre optic routes. UK and India need to engage more deeply on countering online radicalisation, extremism and terrorism. It is [...]