/Tag: Development

Humanics: A framework for rearchitecting the workforce and workplace of the Future

2019-11-19T07:23:47+00:00November 14th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019|

In response to a common question surrounding the advancement of automation making the human workforce redundant, a tech expert explains how these advances can be used to leverage human potential in the digital age. Highlights: Organisations need to embrace the growth mindset. Organisations need a robust and real-time workforce skill index framework for assessing their workforce on digital skills. The demand for higher cognitive skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, decision making will grow rapidly through the coming decades. [...]

Merkel-Modi chemistry to be at play once again

2019-10-25T20:28:50+00:00October 24th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a well-documented connect with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expected to further boost Indo-German economic relations at a biennial summit in India in November 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had specifically made time for a brief stopover in Berlin at the request of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his UK visit last year for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). In the diplomatic world, such symbolic gestures reflect the depth of relations between [...]

Gujarat: India’s laboratory of development

2019-01-02T08:23:05+00:00January 11th, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal January Edition, Year|

Gujarat is a laboratory of a development model that is uniquely home-grown. A lot has been written and even more spoken of the Gujarat Model of Development that has been praised the world over, including by the United Nations. But in India, the media narrative, disseminated mainly by people who view Prime Minister Narendra Modi – who authored this model as chief minister of Gujarat – solely through the prism of their opposition to everything he does, has been mixed. [...]

The Gritty Brexiteer: Priti Patel takes centre-stage

2018-10-03T13:08:38+00:00August 11th, 2016|2016, Brexit Special, Year|

Priti Patel has taken over as Secretary of State for International Development in the Theresa May led post-Brexit British government. A significant promotion within the UK political establishment for this Gujarati-origin Conservative party MP is expected to bring some good news for India.

The fact that Priti Patel became a key voice of the pro-Brexit camp in the lead up to the June 23 referendum in Britain may have seemed like a political risk at one level but it was a very natural choice at a personal level.

The continent of opportunity for India

2018-10-31T10:14:17+00:00June 1st, 2016|2016, Africa, May/June 2016, Year|

India-Africa trade jumped from just $1 billion in 2001 to $71.4 billion in 2014-15. It is one of the success stories for Indian industry in developing and expanding an emerging market and highlights the benefits of South-South cooperation. Africa continues to be the continent of opportunity at a time when global growth is seen as volatile. Some of the world’s fastest growing economies are present in Africa, and its expanding middle-class of consumers and young workforce are attractive for global [...]

Getting up-to-speed with the Infrastructure Czar of India

2020-03-12T14:12:14+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

Nitin Gadkari is arguably one of the most target-oriented ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet and his achievements speak for themselves. Turning around a country’s creaking infrastructure was not an envious task to take on and he has simply let his actions do all the talking. One of the success stories of the Narendra Modi government in India has been in its promotion of physical connectivity. Two ministers have been central to this endeavour: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nitin [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-04T10:38:51+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

India’s sustainability and green agenda has caught the world’s imagination and here we take stock of some of the key moves within the Clean India mission, which ties in seamlessly with a number of other initiatives such as Solar India and Smart Cities. Toshiba bags Clean India contract UEM India, Japan based Toshiba Group’s water service unit in India, has bagged a $19.75 million (Rs 132.6 crore) contract from Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company (JUIDCO) to supply sewerage system in Sahibganj, [...]

Turning around India’s housing market: India Inc Interview

2018-12-04T10:52:59+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Wealth, Year|

Aditya Javdekar is the CEO of Vilas Javdekar Developers, a Pune-based firm focused on sustainable housing and real estate solutions. He gives his insights into what the recently passed Real Estate Bill means for the Indian property market. What would you classify as the highlights of the Real Estate Bill? The highlights are legal title and approval disclosures; committed possession time; five- year warrantee; no misleading advertisements; commitment by developers will be a legal document; brokers will be registered property [...]