From China to the US, countries across the world saw bold moves and declarations from their leaders in 2019.
In the pursuit of so-called ‘balance’, 2019 has seen far too many commentators straying towards the negative as their safest bet when explaining India’s growth story. The glass is not always half empty, argues India Inc. Founder & CEO, Manoj Ladwa. Over the past five years, I have written over 250 ‘Globally Speaking’ blogs, which are published online every Friday at www.indiaincgroup.com and selected ones in the ‘India Global Business’ magazine. I am pleased to inform readers that in 2020, [...]
An expert explains how a new tech repository enables targeted search of India’s technology capabilities which will open gates for innovation and collaboration across industry and academia. Highlights: As India aspires to become a trillion-dollar digital economy, enhancing cyber security measures becomes a key national priority. Tech Sagar is a repository featuring 4000+ entities from Industry, Academia and Research, providing a country-level view of India’s cyber competencies. The initiative enables the Government to assess the country-level readiness on strategic technologies [...]
The CEO of one of India’s largest online job and recruitment portal elaborates on how reskilling can help avoid slowdown. Highlights: The rise of artificial intelligence and data analytics has changed the dynamics of the jobs market. To remain relevant in today’s fast-evolving, tech-centric job market, employees upgrade their skills regularly. Offline skilling courses will no longer be able to accommodate the influx of job seekers looking to upskill themselves. Online channels offer a viable option for jobseekers looking to [...]
India and US have drawn even closer on the strategic side – with a close convergence in the views on the Indo-Pacific, China and other issues. But Trump’s insistence on looking at every bilateral relationship through the prism of trade is threatening to limit the gains emanating from the stronger diplomatic engagement. Highlights: 2019 has been a milestone year for both strategic convergence and trade between India and the US. Trump’s order to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing [...]
The year 2019 saw two major elections in the world’s largest and oldest democracies and the common thread in the outcome of both was the promise of a new strategic partnership between India and the UK. Highlights: Boris Johnson astutely leveraged the power of the 1.5-million-strong Indian diaspora, by stressing on building stronger relations with India during the General Election in December. Johnson’s good relationship with Prime Minister Modi of India helps sets the tone for the next phase of [...]
While the number of foreign visits this year by PM Modi was significantly lesser than last year, India's position in global diplomacy remains strong. Highlights: Apart from heads of states of friendly neighbouring countries, heads of states or monarchs from South Africa, Norway, Mauritius, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Germany, China, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, the Prince of Wales, Netherlands and Monaco visited India in 2019. India’s position on Jammu & Kashmir was undisputed and unchallenged by most of the UN’s members [...]
From handling often unjustified US demands on trade to tackling its delicate ties with China, from forging even closer ties with all-weather partners Japan and France to putting its relationship with the EU on track to maintaining its interests around the world, India had a busy year on the world stage. ‘India Global Business’ takes a look at some of India’s key bilateral relationships. United States of America New Delhi and Washington came closer than ever before in the diplomatic [...]