Canada will be one of the partner countries in the next Vibrant Gujarat Summit and has committed to showing up with the largest number of Canadian Delegates so far to India. Canada's High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel announced his pleasure to be part of the biennial event that is to be held in January 2017. Patel made the announcement after a meeting with the chief Minist ...

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The Indo Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) and the Consulate General of Canada hosted a unique, one-of-a kind evening to discuss “Doing business with Canadians” on 30 August. The invite promised that it would be no run of the mill event. “We will not talk about investment, we will not talk about immigration, we will not talk about taxation, we will talk about what really matters ...

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India’s textile minister, Smriti Irani recently took to social media to launch the “IWearHandloom” campaign. This was in a run to India’s second Handloom Day celebrations on August 7. Her efforts to create a buzz around handwoven fabrics of India were met with unprecedented social media support. Celebrities and lay people alike tweeted pictures of themselves wearing handloom cl ...

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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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