#October 2017, #More from this edition

Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has launched a new ‘Connect With Your Roots’ scheme for young Global Indians to gain first-hand experience of the state.

Captain Amarinder Singh used the UK as the base to kick-start his dream project for Punjabi-origin students based overseas to reconnect with their roots in their ancestral land and interact with their counterparts in Punjabi universities.

#October 2017, #More from this edition

A brief chronicle of the country’s inventions and ideas that have been pivotal in shaping the world come to life as part of the UK-India Year of Culture.

Some of the most important ideas in the history of science, technology, mathematics and engineering find their roots in India. Thanks to the influence that Indian scientific thought had on the civilisations with which it made contact, those ideas and inventions spread throughout the world.

#August 2017, #Other Highlights

We have built a strong foundation for women cricketers in India, says Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj.

The captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, which narrowly lost in the World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London in July, believes her team’s performance has created a strong foundation for the future of women’s cricket in India.

#UK/EU, #August 2017

The number of Indian-built models registered by British buyers rose by almost half (48.6 per cent) to 21,135 units in the first half of this year alone.

UK car production fell by -13.7 per cent in June, with 136,901 cars rolling off production lines, according to recent figures released by the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The third consecutive month of decline, following changes in production schedules for new model introductions, resulted in a -2.9 per cent year to date dip in output, triggering alarm bells over the impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).

#UK/EU, #August 2017

Abhishek Lodha is the Managing Director of the Lodha Group, a Mumbai-headquartered developer which made its global foray with high-profile projects in the UK. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with him to get an update on this international vision, plans for the group’s luxury London developments and the Brexit effect on the property market.


What was the motivation behind the Lodha Group’s expansion to the UK?


We started in London in December 2013, early 2014 and the idea was to establish a business which builds on our success and learnings in India and allows us to operate as an Indian multinational by operating in one of the most competitive, most expensive as well as the highest quality markets in the world.


Over the last three years, we are developing two of London’s most prestigious developments – No. 1 Grosvenor Square, which was the Canadian High Commission and before that the American Embassy, and Lincoln Square, which is just off London School of Economics next to the Royal Courts of Justice. What we are trying to do is truly world-class quality. We have put in a lot of effort and money into the design, into the marketing content, brought in the best names from across the UK as well as internationally.

#UK/EU, #August 2017

Indian Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi recently concluded a visit to the UK for the India-UK Home Affairs Dialogue to collaborate on issues such as counter-terrorism.

The India-UK Home Affairs Dialogue was set up during British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to India last November. The first meeting took place in New Delhi in May and the latest meeting was co-chaired in London in July by Mehrishi with UK Permanent Secretary Philip Rutnam.

#August 2017, #Guest Columns

The Government of India’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has been making its global mark across the UK, Canada and South-East Asia with its unique business model.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, government of India, is working towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio (worth £5.6bn over a period of three years). As of now, EESL has explored opportunities and commenced establishment of operations in the UK, Canada, South Asia and South-East Asia.

#June 2017, #Other Highlights

Two Indian projects made the cut among six worldwide winners of this year’s prestigious Whitley Awards, dubbed the Green Oscars for their celebration of animal and bird conservation in developing countries.

Two Indian activists were singled out for their work in preserving birds and animals in the country’s remote areas and won the annual Whitley Awards.

#June 2017, #Sector Focus/Education

India is among the major success stories of the ‘BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017’, with 27 institutions making the top 300.

The definitive rankings for the emerging economies, compiled annually by ‘Times Higher Education’, reflects India’s efforts to be counted as a viable education hub seem to be paying off.

China is the clear frontrunner with 52 universities in the ‘BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017’ but India was credited with making significant strides.