M R Rangaswami from Indiaspora, who presented the tech-triangle (Silicon Valley-Tel Aviv and Bangalore) concept to Modi in Israel in 2017, said the beauty of this model was because technology was a commonality in the three things, all kinds of "incredible things" had come out of it. … [Read more...] about India, US, Israel collaborating in 5G tech: Official
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The continued regulatory reforms in bond markets ensure improved ease of access for investors. There are tax exemptions to ‘Sovereign Wealth Funds’ and ‘Pension Funds’ for Infrastructure investment. FDI into India rose by 20 percent in 2019. This when global FDI inflows fell by 1 percent. This shows the success of our FDI regime. All of the above steps will ensure a brighter and more prosperous tomorrow. They will also contribute to a stronger global economy. … [Read more...] about Full text of PM Modi’s speech at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum
In normal times, owners of large office buildings would typically not entertain a one- or two-year lease extension for a large tenant, said Franklin Wallach, senior managing director of the New York Research Group at Colliers. “They see that new leasing activity has dropped off while the amount of sublet space coming into the market is on the rise, so the average landlord wants to keep the tenant in the building.” … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
Measuring employee well-being in addition to shareholder returns should be a minimum first step for any new definition of success. Too few people have meaningful work or true well-being at work. McKinsey estimates that COVID-19’s impact on well-being is 3.5 times greater than the economic impact. Through this crisis, many leaders have used the talking point “our people are our priority,” as if to highlight that before the crisis, they were not. A step in this direction: An initiative my company, Enso, worked on added a “Work Happiness Score” to company profiles on Indeed, derived from people reporting how they feel on key dimensions of human well-being at work. This is the kind of data that companies should be managing (and reporting) more frequently. … [Read more...] about Our definition of ‘success’ is holding business back—it’s time for a new one
Highlights:- Over the past few months, the Centre has been focusing on the mining sector to revive the country’s economy but it is feared that it could mean a troubled time ahead for communities involved and environment.- However, the major question is whether such a push is in line with the National Mineral Policy 2019 of India which talks about the concept of inter-generational equity as far as mineral wealth is concerned.- The organisations involved with the communities that are impacted by the mining believe that protection and welfare of tribal people and poor are rarely the focus area of mining plans which are heavily focused on higher revenues.------------------------------------------------- … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?