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IE AT 50

We were overwhelmed by the support we received from academics, business leaders, industry bodies, policymakers, scientists and readers of IE, for celebrating the golden jubilee. The deliberations at the conference were well chiseled and rich. We present excerpts of presentation by the 34 speakers: INAUGURAL SESSION The Challenges: infrastructure, technology, resource shortage,

IN BAD TASTE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Chennai to inaugurate the Defence Expo is an event of great importance. Over 500 Indian companies, and more than 150 foreign companies and with a vibrant mix of large, medium and small units participated in the expo. For the first time top brass of the

How can India fully emerge as a new technology leader

Technology-led governance and hi-tech manufacturing infrastructure are two of the essential pillars on which India’s 2030 vision should stand. This can be achieved only by emancipating education, research and entrepreneurship. C K Prahalad, India’s celebrated visionary, collaborated with the Confederation of Indian Industry in the year 2007, to outline a vision

Dawn of a New Technological Era

Sweeping technological developments such as IoT, Big Data, and AI have a far-reaching impact on the functioning of governments, business ecosystems as well as everyday lives. Putting this double-edged sword to its best use lies in how responsibly we incorporate it for development of all rather than few. The world is

ONE NATION, ONE MARKET, ONE TAX

Two factors will lead to a delighted customer in 2030. The nudge-network effect will push Indians to be tax-compliant. Technology will harness business efficiency, leading to price falls. On Doctors’ Day 2017, our parliamentarians administered the first big wave of chemotherapy to rid the Indian ecosystem of tax non-compliance. The Goods

Unity Leads to Prosperity

A robust co-operative endeavour from both the Union and states is necessary to accelerate India’s development. Alexis de Tocqueville, in his celebrated work ‘Democracy in America,’ extolled: “The federal system was created with the intention of combining the different advantages which result from the magnitude and the littleness of nations.” In economic

Prathap C. Reddy continues to dream and dreams bolder…

When Apollo Hospitals commenced operations in 1983, it marked an important watershed: the first corporate hospital equipped with state-of-the art diagnostic equipment that are regularly updated. India is racing to become Number One in several non-communicable diseases; notably cardiac ailments, cancer, TB and diabetes. The incidence of these has been widespread

A biography of innovations from birth to maturity

R Gopalakrishnan (Gopal), worked for Hindustan Lever for thirty one years and rose to the position of vice chairman; subsequently, for close to two decades, he functioned as Director, Tata Sons. In these fifty years Gopal has had rich and varied experience to look at innovations and new products launched

Textile industry to the fore

Tamil Nadu is home to a wide range of textile products, from the rich traditional handlooms to the sunrise segment of technical textiles. The handloom industry is the most critical cottage industry employing 1.89 lakh weaver households (7 per cent) and 3.19 lakh weavers (8 per cent), against the total of

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