In a major step towards unified tax system to stimulate the economic activity in India and contribute to the ease of doing business, Indian Parliament recently cleared a landmark tax reform bill, the Goods and Services Tax Bill or GST Bill that will pave the way for a new national sales tax and the creation of a common market across the country for the first time. Under the pro ...

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In its latest move to make the export process faster and easier, Indian government has introduced a welcoming change in its export policy. From January 1st 2017, a so-called self-certification system by exporters will come into force. The registered exporter system (REX) will replace the certificate of origin which is issued by accreditation agencies. Using this system, exporte ...

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India’s cities are swelling and getting bigger than ever before at an unstoppable pace. The country’s urban growth in the last two decades has been rising. Nearly 50% of India’s population will live in its cities by 2050. Urban India is predicted to have 70 per cent of all jobs and be home to 590 million people by 2030. Given this relentless growth and migration towards urba ...

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India enjoys 300 days of sunshine in a year and seems to be pacing faster than ever towards its commitment of improving solar energy generation.A boost to India’s plans to make the best of its sunshine has been its recent agreement with the World Bank Group. The country will receive $1 billion to take forward its plans in solar power generation. Last year, India and France laun ...

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On July 17, over 100 businesspersons, many from the Indo-Canadian business community in Bangalore, gathered at an unlikely venue and time to meet and network. The Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) in Bangalore headed by Renato Cudicio – CEO of Arsha Consulting - along with the Consulate General of Canada in Bengaluru organised the “Canadian Stampede BBQ,” a one-of-its-kind ...

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Declining air quality is cited as the No.1 reason for increase in the chest and throat infections among Indian population. There were nearly 3.5 million reported cases of acute respiratory infections in 2015, a 30% increase since 2010. With 13 Indian cities finding a place in the World Health Organization’s List of World’s 20 most polluted cities in 2015, Indian consumers are w ...

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The 9th edition of DefExpo 2016, a land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition kicked off on 28th March in Goa inaugurated by India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar. While the last edition of the event saw 232 companies from 32 countries, this year it includes a much wider participation. As many as 1055 companies from 47 countries and 224 delegations from ...

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The Indian aviation sector holds great potential in the development of the economy as well as connecting India from within and to rest of the world. The future projections for the industry are positive with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicting that India will be the third largest aviation market in the world in a decade. By the year 2020, air traffic wi ...

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“25% of all prescriptions written in the UK have an Indian origin” points out Jon Mowles, Life Science Sector Specialist of the UK Trade and Investment department, at the Bangalore India Bio conference on Feb 9th 2016. An indispensable part of many countries’ supply chain, India is not only cost competitive, it is also home to brilliant scientific talent clubbed with cutting-ed ...

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India is projected to be the third largest aviation market by 2020 and is expected to cater to 60 million international passengers by 2017. This incredible growth is likely to see an investment of at least USD 12.1 billion for the period of 2012-17.Twenty years ago, it was unimaginable for most Indians to fly. Arduous overnight bus rides or train journeys that lasted for hours ...

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