North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020

///North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020

COVID-19 to change how we live, work and govern ourselves

2020-03-19T04:35:25+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

COVID-19 will force businesses and governments to fundamentally rethink. This will have fast, drastic and permanent implications for society, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: COVID-19 is forcing companies to fundamentally rethink work patterns and environments, and encourage staff to work from home. Companies are looking at virtual meetings as a temporary solution, but it could lead to a spurt in more blended virtual and real-world experiences in the future. With the prospect of parliaments and courts [...]

India as a rule-maker, not rule-taker

2020-03-13T11:12:02+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa explains why other countries can no longer limit India’s place in the world. Some key points made at ‘India and the Emerging World: Nationalism, Multilateralism and Creative Diplomacy’ session: It is in India’s interests to pursue a multilateral agenda as well as pursue reform of the institutions which have been failing it. Now is the time for India to stake its claim – not as a rule-taker, but as a rule-maker. Other countries [...]

Coronavirus outbreak: Short-term pain, long-term gain likely for India

2020-03-18T12:52:14+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

As summer approaches in both China and India, the chances of the virus outbreak dissipating will brighten. Like all challenges, it will bring significant opportunities. Highlights: India’s mobile phone and electronics manufacturing sectors have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak as almost 75 per cent of all components needed by these industries come from China. The continuing decline in global crude prices due to the outbreak will help India keep both the fiscal and current account deficits in check. Several [...]

India should be held to the same standard as other democracies: Ashok Malik, Policy Advisor, MEA

2020-03-13T20:46:09+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

Ashok Malik, Policy Advisor, MEA, believes that recent initiatives of the Indian government have been misunderstood and misconstrued. Highlights: The divisive reaction on the CAA both domestically and internationally stems from "misunderstanding and misinterpretation of some of the recent initiatives of the government which have been misconstrued.” The western media has been almost singular in its coverage, with few publications or critics delving into the historic context or even the complexity of the problem. “All countries follow subjective criteria and [...]

Indian farmers drawn to sustainable cooling techniques

2020-03-13T15:12:24+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

A collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Indian institutions is delivering results on the ground to find energy efficient solutions to tackle food waste. Highlights: UK experts are working with Indian farmers to find sustainable solutions to tackle food loss and wastage. The project is in partnership with the British High Commission in India, the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) and is led by experts from the Centre for Sustainable Cooling. The Indian state government plans to set [...]

A new tune in the venture party

2020-03-13T11:16:16+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

Technology start-ups and investment banks have had paths which seemed parallel till now. Recently, more banks are looking to do business with growth companies. Is this a passing trend? Or is it here to stay? Highlights: High-growth companies are now choosing to stay private for longer. Investment banks are now looking towards the tech sector for revenue. Larger deal sizes and M&A activity in the tech sector present them with good opportunities. It's 11 pm, you are having a [...]