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India Brand Equity Foundation DLXXVIII February 02, 2015
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- What's NewIBEF
- Poll
- Conversations on Brand India
- Did You Know?
- Economy & Policy Snapshots
- They Said It
- Exclusive
- Focus: Exports
- Media: Blog
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  The Union Cabinet, chaired by Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has given its approval to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of the Sultanate of Oman. The MoU is expected to expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders and promote safe, honourable and sustainable tourism.

In another significant development, with around 192 think tanks, India has been recently ranked fifth on a list of countries with the highest number of such entities, according to a report by the University of Pennsylvania. Institutions like Centre for Civil Society (ranked 50th), Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (100th), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (105th) and Energy and Resources Institute (107th) featured on the list. The index ranks leading regional and international think tanks and takes into account their role in influencing policy worldwide.

Warm regards

Aparna Dutt Sharma
Aparna Dutt Sharma
CEO
India Brand Equity Foundation
 
Ordinary Indians, Extraordinary Enterprise  
What's new@IBEF
IBEF at WEF 2015, Davos
IBEF led the Brand India presence during the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held from January 21-24, 2015 at Davos, Switzerland. The Lounge, set up by IBEF, was inspired by the Make in India programme of the Government of India backed by a strategic communications campaign. The Make in India Lounge received possibly one of the highest visitorship this year.

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Poll
Poll India is the most preferred global investment destination?

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Conversations on Brand India
"Over 10 countries, including US, Japan, Sweden, Singapore, Australia and Germany have already shown interest in building smart cities in India."

Aparna Dutt Sharma
Chief Executive Officer
India Brand Equity Foundation
 

Smart cities, a smart way of living
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Did You Know?
India's garment exports grew by 14.6 per cent to reach US$ 14 billion during January-October 2014. The growth is 10 times higher from China in terms of value.
 
 
 
Economy & Policy Snapshots
Signing of MoU between India and Oman in the field of tourism
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has given its approval to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism, between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of the Sultanate of Oman.
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  US agencies commit $4 bn for Indian renewable energy sector
New Delhi: US federal agencies have committed a total of US$ 4 billion for projects and equipment sourcing, one of the biggest deals for the growing renewable energy sector in India.
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India has the fifth-highest number of think tanks
New Delhi: With 192 think tanks, India has been ranked fifth on a list of countries with the highest number of such entities, according to a report by the University of Pennsylvania.
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  RBI notifies 100% FDI in construction sector under automatic route
Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route in the construction development sector.
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Zomato strikes 7th deal, buys Turkish firm
New Delhi: Zomato has acquired Turkey-based Mekanist. With this acquisition, the seventh by Zomato in the past six months, the restaurant search company will expand into several cities in Turkey.
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  Amul plans to invest Rs 5,000 cr to set up 10 plants
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), popularly known as 'Amul', plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore (US$ 809.74 million) to set up ten new processing plants as well as expand the current capacity to touch 32 million litres per day (MLPD) capacity by 2020.
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They Said It
"The Indian economy will catch up with the GDP size of Japan some 10 years down the road. This country is a key market for Tokio Marine."
Mr Tsuyoshi Nagano
President and CEO
Tokio Marine Holdings

 
Exclusive   Focus: Exports
Heritage on Beach
Mamallapuram, better known as Mahabalipuram, the ancient seaport town offers much more than a perfect soak in the sun. The beachside city is a curious potpourri of art, culture, history, heritage, architecture, modernity and much else and an archeological treasure trove with its famous group of monuments listed among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
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  Biotechnology
The biotechnology sector of India is highly innovative and is on a high growth trajectory. The sector, with its immense growth potential, will continue to play a more significant role as an innovative manufacturing hub. The sector is one of the most significant sectors in enhancing India's global profile as well as contributing to the growth of the economy.


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Media: Blog
Media: Interview   India Pharma Outlook & Brand India
In this exclusive article for IBEF, Dr Gurpreet Sandhu, Managing Director, Reva Pharmachem India shares the broad trends in the Indian pharma market along with the industry outlook.

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