The latest Personal Data Protection bill signals India’s intent to be among the rule makers and not be a mere subscriber of rules made by others.
India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill is the latest in granting citizenship to some classes of asylum seekers, similar to that done by the US and some European nations.
From deeper cooperation on counter-terrorism, turbo-boosting trade relations and better understanding on immigration, to new-found political activism by Britain’s 1.5 million strong Indian diaspora, India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa explores the contours of what Boris Johnson’s emphatic victory means for India. Highlights: The Conservatives' comprehensive victory means Britain will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. Boris Johnson’s win spells optimistic news for relations with India and gives Indian businesses the certainty they have been calling for. [...]
The recent 2+2 dialogue between India and Japan aimed to push their relationship beyond bilateral trade and open up pathways for cooperation in defence and strategy. Highlights: The recent and first-ever 2+2 dialogue between India and Japan is an indication of the increasingly close ties between the two nations. The only other country India has held a 2+2 ministerial dialogue, which is seen as an upgrade from any meeting at a secretarial level, is the US. Despite the close relationship [...]
India and the US are likely to sign an agreement to facilitate transfer of sensitive military technology to Indian private sector partners, review the progress of pending Indian defence purchases from the US and look for a way to avoid imposing sanctions on India for buying a Russian missile defence system. Highlights: US and India currently have a strong convergence on strategic worldviews though disagreements on trade between the two countries are at their widest. The US and India are [...]
As one of the main start-up hubs of Germany, Bavaria has a lot to offer Indian companies as well as international students and young talent. Highlights: The German region of Bavaria offers investors a direct access to potential consumers via excellent transport and infrastructure. The region is thriving tech hub renowned for its skilled workforce, research and development and world-class universities. Bavaria’s GDP of €625 billion in 2018 puts it ahead of 22 of the 28 European member states. Currently [...]
With the launch of EagleView Technologies’ R&D centre in Bengaluru, Rishi Daga, the company’s CEO, discusses their vision for India and elaborates on how their technology can help in disaster management, urban planning, property assessment, among others.
Education, vocational training, healthcare and environmental consciousness form the pillars of Panasonic’s CSR activities in India. Highlights: Panasonic’s “A Better Life, A Better World” CSR programme focuses on sustainable development of the society by working with the local community. The company runs various CSR projects focusing on building skills, enabling access to opportunities for learning and technological development and improving health services for the remote communities. The company also sponsors a scholarship called “Ratti Chhatr Scholarship’ programme to engineering students [...]
Global Indian M.A. Yusuff Ali’s LuLu Group completed a £300-million investment in the UK with the opening of its new Great Scotland Yard Hotel in the heart of London, hailed as a sign of Britain’s attraction as a hub for global funds. Highlights: The Lulu Group, headed by Kerala-born entrepreneur M.A. Yusuff Ali, recently completed investments of £300-million in the UK with the launch of the new Great Scotland Yard Hotel. The launch came as good news for the UK’s [...]
Contrary to the raging headlines dominating media right now, the new Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by the Indian government is an asylum policy to accommodate persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries and is in no way a move to disenfranchise any other classes. It will be fair to say that India is not the flavour of the season in the western media. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) 2019, passed by the Indian Parliament, has received the worst, and mostly ill-informed and [...]