With India continually reinforcing its commitment to the Commonwealth, it has the chance to boost its Commonwealth...
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It is important to sustain the momentum of the path set for India-Australia trade relations with commitment, consistency and collaboration. Highlights: Young demographics and rising demand driven by digitisation have made India a lucrative market for businesses. Understanding the complexity of the Indian market can be a challenging task for businesses waiting to enter this market on a strong footing. The recent delegation led by trade Minister Simon Birmingham visited India to gain market insights and explore/expand on the Indian [...]