Indian online retailers have been wooing customers, for years, with their attractive deep discounts and predatory pricing. On April 1st, however, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in India restricted the freedom of ecommerce companies to offer discounts to buyers. Earlier this year, the government banned etailers from offering any discounts or cash back ...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones have seen multiple uses in various sectors across the globe including military, goods delivery, surveillance, conservation etc. Their compact sizes, reach and convenience in handling means they can be tailored to be valuable resources in many sectors. In India too, UAVs are beginning to be used in diverse fields in areas where their acc ...

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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 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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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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