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India’s new affirmative action programme

2020-08-20T07:07:56+00:00January 11th, 2019|India Inc News|

India’s new and much fairer affirmative action programme has unnerved Modi’s opponents, just when they thought they had the wind in their sails, writes India Inc.’s Founder & CEO, Manoj Ladwa. In what is arguably its boldest move to ensure education and prosperity for every Indian, the Narendra Modi government has enacted a law to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to people who fall below an income threshold of Rs 800,00 ($11,500) per annum [...]

2017: A year of digital transformation and the shift to make for India

2020-03-20T05:56:29+00:00December 20th, 2017|2017/2018, December 2017, More from this edition, Year|

Digital India has led to a change of mindset geared towards innovation and technology. India feels like a changed country this year. Travelling around and meeting people around Mumbai as we approach the end of 2017, I see many signs of this – from the use of mobile wallets on the toll roads, to digitalisation of systems providing provident fund management as part of employee pension schemes. But it’s not only the signs of the digital transformation around every aspect [...]

The promise called India

2019-01-02T10:33:01+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Policy India, REWIND 2017, Year|

India crossed the $300 billion mark at a time when the global economic slowdown has had a dampening impact. This speaks volumes of the opportunity India as an investment destination has to offer and how timely market reforms are creating a positive ecosystem for the international investor. The government of India has taken up a series of measures to improve Ease of Doing Business in the country. The emphasis has been on simplification and rationalisation of the existing rules and [...]

India on track for sustainable growth

2018-12-05T11:07:28+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, Policy India, Year|

A policy expert analyses if India’s current rate of growth is any cause for worry or a sign of sustainable recovery.  India increasingly attracts positive attention from foreign sources. This is evident when one meets with groups of foreign investors who see India as an attractive investment opportunity. This renewed investor interest in itself is not surprising given the rather uncertain and downbeat conditions in a large number of advanced and emerging economies. However, in domestic circles, there is a [...]

India leads the global coding race

2018-12-05T07:26:56+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

A new Barclays report finds India racing ahead in the digital coding race. India has emerged on top of a new global digital ranking by Barclays bank in the field of digital creation and coding. While the country lagged behind considerably on broadband access and policy, it made a solid mark in fields such as “protecting data and devices” and “communication and collaborating”, according to the Barclays Digital Development Index commissioned by Ashok Vaswani, the CEO of Barclays UK. The index benchmarks 10 countries worldwide on their readiness to [...]