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.
The Consul General of India for Birmingham reflects on the various sectors and opportunities for the UK and India to collaborate and take the lead. Highlights: The Government of India, under the reforms propagated by PM Modi is making the best use of technology to streamline services delivered and increase efficiency. India today consists of one sixth of humanity. The UK can help enable India to make its rightful contribution to the world. Indian healthcare professionals can help the NHS [...]
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. [...]
Despite the lack of clarity, Brexit could open several new avenues for the UK and India, especially in the tech sector. Highlights: Whilst Brexit doesn’t provide much certainty, it can unlock new opportunities for the UK and India to strengthen their tech ties. Recent reports show that investment both to and from UK and India has increased. To maintain the momentum, it’s important for both countries to continue to forge newer and stronger channels of collaboration. Governments and private sectors [...]
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 [...]
Tata Steel Europe recently unveiled a set of restructuring plans to try and reverse its loss-making streak, spurred by worldwide woes faced by the steel industry in the form of overcapacity and stagnant demand. Highlights: Tata Steel is enforcing restructuring and cost-cutting plans for its European business. The plans include cutting back bureaucracy and greater use of technology to enhance efficiency in order to become more cash-positive in a tough market. The announcement comes after Tata Steel Europe announced plans [...]
A skilled workforce, prime geographic location, financial incentives and tremendous support from the government are a few factors that make Serbia a hotspot for foreign investments. Highlights: Serbia is referred to as the crossroad of Europe due to its position in the central Balkan Peninsula, on the most important route linking Europe and Asia. The country offers foreign investors a 10-year Corporate Profit Tax Holiday if they hire more than 100 employees and invest more than €8.5 million. Serbia also [...]
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 [...]