The governments of BRICS countries will have to coordinate efforts among themselves to regain their standing at a global level.
India’s blossoming start-up ecosystem and its government’s proactive policies are some factors that have global investors pouring in funds.
The recent WhatsApp controversy and the Indian government’s reaction highlights that India aspires to be a rule maker not a rule taker in this new high-stakes game, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The hacking of WhatsApp via the Pegasus software has raised concerns on data security. There is an overwhelming need to handle data responsibly. India has been at the forefront of the global campaign to create a responsible environment for data security and storage. As [...]
Hardeep Singh Puri is a dynamic force in the Indian Cabinet, in charge of the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation, as well as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The head of IBM’s advisory board shares her insights on how companies can recruit candidates with the right skillsets and equip their existing workforce to be future-ready. A strange paradox grips the job market in India: there are thousands of open jobs across different industries but no matching skill sets, even as millions of graduates are unable to find employment. Incredulous as it sounds, it is the harsh reality. The reason for this poignant situation is – skills or rather [...]
Raghunath Subramanian is President and CEO of UiPath India. In this interview, he talks us through the company’s Automation First mindset, the growing popularity of robotics and how it impacts the future workforce. Is India ready for, and indeed open to, a robotics/automation revolution? The world is moving towards Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and so is the Indian market. In fact, we would go a step further and say that the Indian market is growing at a faster pace than [...]
China’s substantial investments in Indian start-ups and its rapid dominance in the Indian smartphone and app market are testament to its potential as a fruitful digital partner going ahead, as long as the countries can navigate through the changes in data protection policies at both ends. Highlights: Chinese VC investment into India has grown five-fold in the past two years. Another area where Chinese companies made big inroads in India is the domestic smartphone market. Chinese Investment, while helpful to [...]
India’s diplomatic efforts and steady financial and military assistance give it an advantage over China as both nations seek closer ties with the island nations in the Indian Ocean. Highlights: The island nations of the Indian Ocean have emerged as a new theatre of competition between India and China. China’s rising influence in the Indian Ocean has raised suspicions in New Delhi that Beijing is following a “String of Pearls” strategy to emasculate its sphere of influence. Prime Minister Modi [...]
The European nation proposes opportunities for investment in a variety of sectors ranging from tech to agriculture to clean energy production. Highlights: Easy access to European and world markets. Modern transport and infrastructure. Reliable investment and business environment. Highly educated, multilingual and competent workforce. Through history, Croats have created some of the most important inventions used in everyday lives such as the pen, the tie, the electrical current, the parachute and the fingertip classification system. Many great inventors like [...]
The organisation’s Bano Nayi Soch campaign aims to challenge regressive social norms and promote equal opportunities for women and girls. Highlights: One of the most distinctive forms of social inequity in India come within the spheres of gender and caste. Economic and gender inequality are significant barriers to overcoming poverty. Oxfam India works with young women to change regressive social norms which push women out of the development process. The world is witnessing rising inequalities. While income and wealth [...]