India Weekly Update from Tom Thomas

APR 16, 2021 – VOLUME 1/ISSUE 15

· News from Scotland and Beyond

UK PM BORIS JOHNSON CANCELS PROPOSED VISIT TO INDIA DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC SITUATION
UK PM Boris Johnson cancels his proposed visit to India due to current COVID pandemic situation

Industry leaders say UK PM cancelling trip to India must not affect UK India Trade

Industry leaders are confident that the cancellation of UK PM trip unlikely to affect momentum towards enhanced UK – India trade partnership

Indian PM Modi in address to nation says lockdown will be last option
In an address to the nation, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed that lockdown would be the last resort in the battle against COVID pandemic

IT Jobs back in demand as companies go digital
The top 5 IT companies are ramping up their hiring to meet the growing demand from the clients to digitize their businesses

Startup funding touches new high in 2021
Investors have been infusing funds at record levels into Indian Startups in 2021
 

India may build coal fired plants that are cheaper
India may build new coal fired plants that are cheaper according to a report

India Inc steps up to fight COVID wave
Indian industry unites to put up a strong fight against the COVID second wave

OFF-BEAT: BIOCON EMPLOYEE , PRIYANKA MOHITE, BECOMES FIRST INDIAN WOMAN TO SCALE MT ANNAPURNA
A Biocon Employee has become the first Indian woman to scale Mt Annapurna.

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We must now look to maintain momentum; businesses are still hopeful that an enhanced trade deal with India is on the horizon -- an ambitious agreement that bolsters our two-way trading relationship across many sectors and is forecast to quadruple bilateral trade to 100 billion-pound by 2030. " Lord Karan Billimoria

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