UK Edition – 27th September 2019

///UK Edition – 27th September 2019

The flexibility offered by e-learning holds many merits

2019-09-27T10:57:21+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

An EdTech champion discusses the role online learning can plan in upgrading India’s education system. Over the past two decades, despite rapid economic growth and technological advancement, government and investor interest, and the rise of EdTech companies such as Byju’s, India’s education system remains among the worst in the world. Despite enacting the Right to Education A in 2009, which aimed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality”, [...]

Howdy Modi: Trump rolls out the red carpet, but follow-throughs will be crucial

2019-09-27T06:53:16+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s September 2019 US visit, which concludes with an address to the UN General Assembly, is historic in many ways but there is a lot of real groundwork required to build on it and create a win-win India-US trade and investment partnership. The optics could not be any better – a first-of-its-kind and largest mass rally for a foreign leader in the southern American state of Texas, with President Donald Trump seen hand-in-hand with the visiting Indian [...]

No slowdown in Tamil Nadu as foreign investments pour in

2019-09-27T07:23:19+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Tamil Nadu’s buzzworthy MoUs with UAE investors might just be the kickstart needed to counter the slowdown of FDI in India. At a time when foreign investment in India has slowed down to a decade low, the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu grabbed headlines last week when it secured investments worth Rs 42 billion ($591 million) from UAE based corporates. At the end of his three-nation tour that included the UK and the US, the state chief minister struck gold [...]

India’s talented workforce will play a key role in improving business solutions

2019-09-27T07:06:04+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Pratap Sarker, President, Global Commercial Solutions, Conduent – a US-headquartered tech-led business process services firm – talks ‘India Global Business’ through the organisation’s work in smart solutions, current tech trends and the role his Indian heritage plays in his work life. What are some of the cutting-edge tech solutions being embraced by companies worldwide? Companies around the globe are embracing automation, machine learning and blockchain technologies, and turning to Conduent to elevate their constituent interactions and deliver advanced digital experiences [...]

There is a high demand for Indian organic food products

2019-09-29T21:26:17+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, Rohan Grover, Director of Nature Bio Foods, discusses India’s thriving position in the global organic produce arena in a time when healthy, sustainable living seems to be the mantra. Is the Indian organic sector making its global presence felt? The Indian organic food industry is growing at a tremendous rate. The country exported organic food products more than $500 million in the year 2017-2018, up by 39 per cent from the previous year. Considering [...]

India will remain a very attractive place to do business

2020-03-24T07:45:48+00:00September 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Gaurav Dalmia, Chairman of Dalmia Group Holdings, discusses the current economic and business climate in India while also highlighting some key lessons for Private Equity investors considering the Indian market. How would you classify the Indian investment climate against the backdrop of an economic slowdown? India has been quite a hot destination for investment over the past few years. In the fiscal year 2018-19, India attracted $44 billion in inbound FDI. This is capital that chooses target destinations freely. In [...]

Building impactful India-Scotland connections

2019-09-27T06:16:20+00:00September 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

A senior executive at Social Enterprise Academy shares how the organisation is supporting leaders in India to make a difference. There are currently up to 2 million social enterprises operating across India. That’s 2 million changemakers stepping up, taking action and starting businesses that solve the social and environmental issues that matter to them. However, people growing social enterprises often don’t know what they need to know until they need to know it. Everything from; “How do we measure our [...]

Leveraging the UK’s Deep-rooted Indian Diaspora

2020-03-18T09:59:40+00:00September 25th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The founder of UK-based media house Asian Business Publications Limited (ABPL) catalogues the role played by Indians in Britain over the course of history and elaborates on how the shared history can be used to foster deeper India-UK ties in the future. The Indian diaspora in the UK and the Indian overseas community is the culmination of several waves of migration spanning centuries, and it is important, across generations, to acknowledge and revisit our country’s migration history. The role of [...]

India expands mark in global university rankings

2019-09-27T06:16:32+00:00September 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

Indian universities made their mark in the 2020 global university rankings, but more work is needed as they slipped out of the top 300 bracket. Indian universities have expanded their presence in the annual rankings of the world’s leading educational institutions but dropped out of the top 300 bracket in the ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ for 2020 released recently. India’s top-ranked university, Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) declined, marking the first time that India is not in [...]

Sitharaman wields the tax axe

2020-08-20T06:59:28+00:00September 25th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

By dramatically slashing corporate taxes, India’s gritty Finance Minister has given a big boost to India’s private sector and brings the country closer to becoming a low-tax, high-efficiency economy that the Modi government aspires for, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The recent cuts in corporate tax and minimum alternative tax rates by Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will provide a much-needed stimulus for companies in India. It may well also help the country attract companies that are [...]