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The pandemic may open new doors for India-Japan ties

2020-05-11T05:20:34+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Country Focus - India Global Business, Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

The increasing paranoia regarding China opens up several avenues for India and Japan to build a stronger bilateral partnership. Highlights: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe announced a corpus of $2.2 billion to help Japanese firms relocate their supply chain network from China. India tweaked its FDI policy to include China in the list of countries where any investment would need the government’s approval. The Gujarat government is preparing a bouquet of incentives to attract Japanese firms looking to shift from China. [...]

When the going gets tough, Indian start-ups get going

2020-05-11T05:20:47+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, The Small Print - India Global Business, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

Healthcare and medtech start-ups in India are finding ground-breaking solutions to problems faced in all stages of dealing with the pandemic. Highlights: While the world is waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Indian innovators are trying to stay positive and find innovative solutions to beat the virus. Several healthcare and medtech start-ups like Mylab, GFF Innovations and Accura Polytech are finding ground-breaking solutions for protection, prevention, screening, testing and sanitisation and treatment. The Department of [...]

India’s diplomatic, economic and strategic activism is being recognised

2020-05-11T05:21:00+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Global Indians - India Global Business, Interviews - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

Dr Parag Khanna prescribes that the new world order is no longer a choice between the US and China. There are probably a number of global developments that Dr Parag Khanna may have predicted, or analysed, but nothing would have prepared him for a world order that is currently preparing to undergo a seismic shift due to a virus. A passionate traveller for work and hobby, Dr Khanna is a distinguished global strategy advisor and an author, at last count, [...]

COVID-19 could spur a revival of the SAARC

2020-05-11T05:21:19+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Region Focus, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

Prime Minister Modi’s call to India's neighbours to combat the global crisis is a solid diplomatic play where all members stand to gain. Highlights: SAARC representatives huddled together at short notice to discuss and draw up blueprints for a common strategy over a video call presided over by PM Modi. He made a statement of intent of India’s reputation of being an ‘enabler’ by attempting to espouse the fundamentals of effective bilateral relations among members of the SAARC. South Asia has [...]

Strategic tango in times of COVID-19

2020-05-11T05:35:29+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

The recent US decision to sell defence equipment to India signals that the Indo-US relationship is alive and buzzing. Highlights: India’s close bilateral relationship with the US has been described as the defining partnership of the 21st century. For the first time in history, Washington requested New Delhi for a drug that was in short supply in the US. The two countries are not letting their respective governments’ preoccupation with combating the COVID-19 crisis dilute deep strategic convergence on a [...]

The VC world isn’t that gloomy, yet

2020-05-11T05:22:16+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Trendspotting - India Global Business, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

An industry expert takes stock of the trends in Venture Capital across the world in 2020. In the last few months, as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped 180+ countries and regions, there has been much talk about the clouds of impending doom and gloom hovering over economies. Most definitely, this includes venture capital (VC) as well. To satisfy my curiosity, I looked at how the global VC ecosystem has fared since 23rd January 2020. This date marks the day that China [...]

India clicks into COVID-19 Global Hackathon

2020-05-20T06:38:09+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Tech Speak, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

An autonomous UV Disinfectant Robot, a portable-affordable ventilator and a digital hospital were among some of India’s winning entries to the Hack the Crisis worldwide initiative. Highlights: Global Hack 2020 is an online hackathon designed to share and rapidly develop ideas for solutions in the face of the current crisis. India stepped up with its local version, Hack the Crisis India, inviting innovations from across the country that could go on to compete on the global stage. India ranked first [...]

The Indian factor behind COVID-19 deaths in the UK

2020-05-11T05:23:01+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Home Page, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

A disproportionately high ratio of minority ethnic doctors and nurses in the UK’s coronavirus pandemic frontline death toll needs urgent investigation. Highlights: Of the 19 fatalities within the state-funded NHS, 10 were medics from minority ethnic backgrounds. Retired NHS medics from within the Indian community may now be within an even higher risk category. The direct correlation between a persistent shortage of PPE and the NHS death toll is likely to be a significant factor alongside the genetic and societal [...]

A smart solution to socio-economic development

2020-05-11T05:24:13+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Social Impact Focus - India Global Business, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

With its Smartpur initiative, Nokia aims to provide the benefits of broadband connectivity to the ‘telecom-dark’ areas of the country, empowering communities and preparing India for a digital future. Highlights: Digital connectivity will provide India with the means to rapidly transform its socio-economic landscape. Nokia’s Smartpur programme creates a sustainable ecosystem for smarter villages where community members can leverage digital tools to bring efficiency in daily lives. It encompasses the basic tenets of Digital India by targeting five key areas of development [...]