UK Edition – September 2018 sub

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A new public sector merger bodes well for Indian banking reform

2020-03-24T11:39:21+00:00October 4th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

The big news from the Indian banking sector this month has been the bold announcement that three public sector banks – Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank – will merge to create India’s third-largest lender. Last year, India’s largest bank, the State Bank of India (SBI), merged with State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Travancore (SBT), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) and State Bank of Patiala (SBP) to create [...]

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue: A good beginning but…

2018-09-21T14:29:50+00:00September 21st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

The first-ever 2+2 dialogue between foreign and defence ministers of India and the US has resulted in a closer strategic relationship but adding an economic component to the talks could add heft to this very important bilateral relationship. The much anticipated and twice-delayed 2+2 dialogue between the Indian External Affairs and Defence Ministers and the US Secretary of State and US Secretary of Defence has answered several questions that had been exercising the global strategic community. All of them are [...]

How technology is enabling the India-UK relationship to grow from strength to strength

2018-09-24T10:35:35+00:00September 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – September 2018|

Rolls-Royce’s India chief explores the India-UK relationship from the context of manufacturing and technological advancements. India and the UK have been collaborating across multiple fields and at diverse levels. Several UK companies continue to play a major part in supporting India’s development. For example, Rolls-Royce has been supporting Indian Armed Forces since the past 85 years when it powered the first aircraft of both Indian Air Force and the Navy. Today, the share of Indian companies investing in the UK [...]

Any clues? The UK’s ‘Global Britain and India’ inquiry is timed just right

2020-08-20T07:11:31+00:00September 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – September 2018|

A recently announced inquiry by the UK Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee on how Global Britain must engage with India is welcome and much needed, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. I was fascinated and somewhat enthused when British PM Theresa May coined the term “Global Britain” soon after coming to power to indicate how a post-Brexit UK would not sink into isolation but welcome engagement with the wider world. Her first foreign engagement was in New Delhi, [...]

UK returns 12th century stolen Buddha statue to India

2020-03-16T09:25:26+00:00September 21st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

In what was held up as an example of India-UK collaboration across all sectors, Britain’s Metropolitan Police recently marked India’s Independence Day by handing back a rare buddha sculpture stolen from India in 1961. Scotland Yard returned a 12th century Buddha statue stolen from Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago to the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Y.K. Sinha, as part of a ceremony to mark Independence Day at India House in London on August 15. The bronze statue with [...]

Indian market will help improve the UK’s market share of globally mobile students

2018-09-21T14:33:36+00:00September 21st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

A policy specialist presents some of her key findings from an official Higher Education report that calls for greater flexibility on Indian student numbers coming to the UK post-Brexit. The Higher Education Commission is set to publish its sixth inquiry titled ‘Staying Ahead? Are International Students Going Down Under?’ this September. The inquiry was initiated with the aim of assisting the Government to achieve its ambition of boosting the value of international higher education to £30 billion by 2020, but [...]

Building shared prosperity across the Commonwealth of nations

2018-09-21T15:02:08+00:00September 19th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

Pegged around a recent visit to Bangladesh, the Commonwealth Secretariat presents a vision of shared goals across the 53-member organisation. Secretary General Patricia Scotland recently shared her vision to ensure that the Commonwealth remains relevant and vigorous during “troubled and troubling times”. She was speaking at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) seminar during her first official trip to the country. Joining the Secretary-General, on the theme of “Commonwealth Advantage: Progress and Potential”, were Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and [...]

Bolstering the foundations of social impact

2018-09-28T09:48:36+00:00September 19th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

India’s state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) prides itself at leading the way on corporate social responsibility in the country. The Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), a “Maharatna” steel producer under the aegis of the government of India claims to continuously contribute to laying a sound infrastructure process for industrial development of the nation. The company says it conducts business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits to the communities in which it operates and recognises [...]

India’s mega water management challenge

2018-09-21T14:49:19+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

Against the backdrop of the devastating floods in Kerala, an expert weighs up the manifold threats faced by the country in the field of water management – from water scarcity to flooding. Water management will be one of the greatest threats to India meeting its economic potential. The threats are manifold. Both quality and quantity are challenges. Pollution is widespread, providing significant threats to health and in turn economics. Around 70 per cent of India’s water is thought to be [...]

Paving the way for a cleaner India through responsible investment

2020-03-24T11:51:17+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – September 2018|

In the wake of investment firm KKR acquiring a 60 per cent stake in environmental services and solutions firm Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, one of the key driving forces behind the deal delves into how the Clean India campaign is becoming bankable. As India becomes an increasingly attractive investment destination due to sustained business reforms, deepening capital markets, and greater ease of doing business – as evidenced by the recent ‘World Bank - Ease of Doing Business’ report, where the [...]