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Importance of technology in Indian agriculture
Kailash Choudhary | 02 Aug, 2020
Indian civilisation is one of oldest civilisations in the world and similarly Indian agriculture is also of the same age. Ancient Indian farmers were quite rich because agriculture was the most advanced and prestigious occupation of that time. Fifty per cent of the population is still dependent on agriculture and occupations related to agriculture.
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Is veganism the future of food in a post-Covid-19 era?
Puja Gupta | 25 Jul, 2020
People worldwide are recognising the devastating toll of the animal agribusiness on the environment, human health, and our collective sense of ethics. Theres still a long way to go, however, the tide is turning. With vegan (non-dairy) variants of almost every food product and ingredient available, people are increasingly turning towards sustainable eating as their food preference.
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Ordinances to transform agriculture sector
Kailash Choudhary | 21 Jul, 2020
For a very long time, reforms in agriculture marketing have been debated, but no decisive action had been taken. It required leadership and political will to unshackle the farmers from the vice-like grip of intermediaries who take away a large slice of farmers' income by resorting to cartelisation and unfair arbitrage.
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Digital play with Indian business models
TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE | 12 Jul, 2020
The last decade has seen rapid digitisation. However, the last three months have seen the pace of digitisation accelerate rapidly. Even as the world adjusts to a new normal, the ability to leverage digitisation to improve, create and innovate business models will be vital in deciding the winners of the future. In India, in this context, the two issues that assume significant importance are business models that can monetise user bases using transactions and the ability of technological solutions to create disruptors and opportunities in previously unexplored corners
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Sagging electoral prospects behind Trump's H-1B action
FRANK F. ISLAM | 11 Jul, 2020
On June 22, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of a number of non-immigrant work visa holders into the US till the end of the year. The visa categories affected include, most notably, H-1B, which has been used by more than a million Indian information technology professionals since the 1990s and L1 visa used by US companies to bring in workers from their Indian offices.
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India set for breaking new space horizons
LT. -GEN PJS PANNU | 06 Jul, 2020
India has taken a historic stride towards opening up its space sector for private participation with the creation of IN-SPACe. I have met many exuberant youngsters in the past with eyes set on space who unfortunately could not walk through the system in the absence of a transparent policy framework.
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Premiumisation: Key play for India
SME Times News Bureau | 29 Jun, 2020
As the Indian consumer market recovers from the Corona-induced lockdown and the ailing economy gradually heads back to normalcy, the spate of deal-making in the telecom sector has firmly brought the focus on the Indian consumer markets and the potential the consumer market holds in the foreseeable future.
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India needs ubiquitous IoT connectivity to be truly Atmanirbhar
Sundeep Khanna | 22 Jun, 2020
The world is witnessing the fourth industrial revolution. Ever newer technologies are changing the way industries and businesses operate. In the midst of all this, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence are playing a key role in IR 4.0, which will create smart factories.
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A recipe for a $5 trillion economy by 2024
Pradip Baijal | 15 Jun, 2020
India always had problems in dealing with spectrum.
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Creating global Indian brands: The next frontier
TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE | 08 Jun, 2020
As we look to restart the economy and build on India's competitive advantages in the future, it is time for Indian businesses and investors to focus on building Indian brands for the global stage. Despite the issues the pandemic has thrown up, the plethora of investors who have evinced interest in being part of the Indian recovery like in the telecom sector linked companies in India demonstrates that global interest in the Indian consumer market is strong.
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