Early this month, scientists of a Hyderabad-based vaccines and bio-therapeutic manufacturer, Bharat Biotech, claimed to have developed the world’s first vaccine against the Zika virus, the Zikavac.Like Dengue, the Zika virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, a bottle cap with water inside is enough for them to breed in. Zika is said to cause severe developmental issues i ...

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In 1902, Asia’s first hydro-electric power station was setup in Karnataka and, three years later, the State saw India’s first electric streetlights in Bangalore’s City Market. Known today as the Silicon Valley of India, Karnataka boasts of a highly skilled and qualified workforce, forming the ideal terrain for Research & Development centers of global companies.This longstan ...

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The month begins on an encouraging note, as the CEO of Arsha Consulting, Renato Cudicio, has taken on an added responsibility as the Chairperson – Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC), Bangalore. Established in 1994, the Indo Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) is an organisation at the forefront of fostering business and bilateral ties between India and Canada. The two countrie ...

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We caught up with Steena Joy, who has been associated with the Food and Hospitality World Expo for the last seven years. Here’s what she had to say –What are the key trends in the hospitality sector that you’ve noticed in recent years?The rise in kitchen equipment according to me is the biggest trend. We are seeing tremendous growth in this sector. There are lots of internation ...

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According to the World Bank’s latest report on economic prospects, India stands out as the world’s fastest growing economy, forecasted to stay ahead in the next three years. By contrast, “2015 growth estimates for more than half of developing economies were further downgraded” noted the report, released bi-annually. Indeed, up from a strong 7.3% growth in the current year, Indi ...

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India and Canada share enduring bilateral ties that have been strengthened with the presence of a notable Indian diaspora in the country. Taking Indo-Canadian relationships further, the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne will be leading a Canadian delegation to India as part of the ambitious ‘Ontario Business Mission to India.’ This trade mission will span between January 31 an ...

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The world has been watching keenly the events and outcome of COP21 that concluded recently in Paris, France. Attended by 195 countries what made the conference historical is that for the first time world leaders didn’t shy away from the elephant in the room – Climate Change. Instead, they got together and agreed on the universal goals of slashing carbon emissions and reducing g ...

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India’s cities are growing faster than ever. They are swelling and bursting at the seams. Every day, millions move from rural India to its urban parts in search of jobs and better opportunities. According to a Mckinsey Report, by 2030, India’s cities will be home to 70% of its population with as many as 530 million people living in them. While we can’t stop our city boundaries ...

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Canadian companies are relatively small players in India, often lacking the scale to do business in such a large, complex and still highly protected market.  Exports reached $3.1-billion in 2014, dominated by bulk commodities such as peas, lentils, fertilizer, canola oil and iron ore.Arsha Consulting shares the latest updates on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement ...

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Last week, under a sunny tropical sky in the Maldives Islands, Renato Cudicio, CEO of Arsha Consulting, signed an exclusive distribution contract for India with Richard Maillé, President of Palmex International, in the presence of Eve Chartrand-Dandurand, Key Account Manager for the Asia Pacific region.Palmex is a unique product used to construct artificial thatched roofs, to r ...

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