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 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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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 Arsha Consulting team had the opportunity of participating in Hotel Operators Summit of India 2016 earlier this Month. They showcased synthetic palm leaves – Palmex, which are made in Canada, at the event. There are currently no products available in the Indian market that are equivalent to these sustainable synthetic thatch roofs. The natural look and durability of Palmex ...

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India’s booming economy and population have meant an unprecedented growth in technology. In October 2015, the country notched an incredible 1 billion mark in the number of mobile subscribers. Internet users are estimated to climb up to 500 million users by 2017, of this 314 million will be mobile internet users. Around the global figures on technology use are rising as well. By ...

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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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While most of the developing nations have been under a slump, India has stood out as an example in its growth. In contrast to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa) nations it has managed an upward economic growth in 2014-15 to emerge a star – the fastest growing economy according to World Bank’s 2016 report. An important aspect of this growth is its popularity as a ...

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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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A soldier guards a checkpoint outside Srinagar International Airport in Jammu and Kashmir (2009). The intrinsic need to protect its people and a vast labour resource has catapulted India’s homeland security sector into unprecedented growth. Dealing with terrorism and police modernisation were among the fastest growing segments in India with the annual spend of 2-3 billion dol ...

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Image caption: FII India office in Mumbai featuring Western red cedar panelling, SPF ceiling and photo frame made of Douglas-fir.    Already a major trend internationally, India is now catching-up on including sustainability as a key element in new building projects. With the volume of hotel rooms to open in the following years in India (we are talking about more than 100,000) ...

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