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India Brand Equity Foundation DLXXX March 02, 2015
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India’s basic infrastructure is expected to be transformed over the next five years. The Government of India has recently unveiled a plan to invest Rs 10 trillion (US$ 160.81 billion) in highways and shipping sector by 2019. The investment will change the face of the basic infrastructure in the five years as projects have already been fast-tracked while concerted efforts are on to remove all bottlenecks, said Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Government of India. The Government plans to achieve the target of building 15 km of roads a day by March 2015 and 30 km a day by March 2016.

In another significant development, Bengaluru has emerged as a global hub of engineers trained in Hadoop — an open-source software framework and an operating system of sorts for the data vertical, in demand at ecommerce companies aiming at leveraging data for robust business operations. India's growing pool of Hadoop experts is also attracting several US-based MNCs to consider expanding in the country. After Silicon Valley, Bangalore has the largest number of people with Hadoop skills, said Mr Arun Murthy, Founder of US-based Hortonworks.

 

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Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
 
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Key Highlights of Union Budget 2015-16
Key highlights of the Union Budget for 2015-16 presented by Mr Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance, Government of India, on February 28, 2015

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Poll
Poll Online retail industry in India has the potential to surpass offline retail stores in revenue in the next five years?

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Conversations on Brand India
"The Indian economy is expected to grow by 8-8.5 per cent in 2015-16, as compared to 7.4 percent in the current fiscal year."

Ravi Capoor, IAS
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
 

Union Budget: Vision to a new India
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Did You Know?
During the last three years (January 2012-Februrary 2015), India has successfully launched 24 satellites consisting of 11 Indian satellites and 13 foreign satellites.
 
 
 
Economy & Policy Snapshots
Union cabinet approves setting up of BRICS bank
New York: The Union Cabinet of India has approved the establishment of US$ 100 billion New Development Bank (NDB) envisaged by the five-member BRICS group as well as the BRICS 'contingent reserve arrangement' (CRA).
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  Bengaluru emerges as a global hub of Hadoop engineers
Bengaluru: After Silicon Valley, Bengaluru has emerged as a major global hub of engineers trained in Hadoop. India's growing pool of Hadoop experts is also attracting several US-based companies to consider expanding in the country.
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The Government unveils Rs 10 trillion investment plans in highways and shipping sector by 2019
New Delhi: India's basic infrastructure will be changed in five years, highlighted Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Government of India, while unveiling plans for Rs 10 trillion (US$ 160.81 billion) investment in highways and shipping sectors by 2019.
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  Govt to invest Rs 1 lakh cr in Railways in FY16
New Delhi: The Government has proposed a plan outlay of over Rs 1 trillion (US$ 16.18 billion) in Indian Railways for 2015-16 to be used for the acquisition of locomotives, coaches and wagons, doubling of railways lines and their gauge conversion and new lines.
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Hotel industry growth is expected to strengthen to 9-11% in 2015-16: Icra
Mumbai: Indian hotel industry revenue growth is expected to strengthen to 9-11 per cent in 2015-16, driven by a modest increase in occupancy and small increase in rates, as per rating agency ICRA Ltd. India has around 29,000 premium rooms under development to be launched over the next six years.
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  Online sales of used goods up 3-fold last year: Survey
New Delhi: The online selling of old goods increased by more than three times last year and the total value of used goods stocked in urban India is estimated to be worth Rs 56,200 crore (US$ 9.02 billion) at present. According to the survey commissioned by OLX, conducted across 16 cities, clothing, kitchen utensils and books are the most stocked items in India.
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They Said It
"India will be the largest market in the world in this century."
Mr Al Gore
Former US Vice President

 
Exclusive   Focus: Exports
Stay Connected with Gecko
Gecko is a multipurpose device that takes you a step closer to the Internet of Things, a world where everything is connected. Connovate Technology, its creator, has more such products up its sleeve. "The product Gecko, I can say proudly, is my idea and dream to show the world that India can produce innovative products," says Mr Bahubali Shete, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Connovate Technology Private Limited.
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  Pharmaceuticals
The Indian pharmaceuticals market is third largest in terms of volume and thirteen largest in terms of value. India has achieved an eminent global position in pharma sector. The country also has a huge pool of scientists and engineers who have the potential to take the industry to a very high level. The Indian pharma market size is expected to grow to US$ 85 billion by 2020.


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Media: Blog
Media: Interview   Volvo Vision 2020: No one will be killed or critically injured in a new Volvo car
In this exclusive article, Mr Sudeep Narayan, Marketing & PR Director, Volvo Auto India shares the journey of Volvo in India and how the company has put a huge focus on passenger safety.

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