India's ranking was elevated on the basis of five parameters — Institutions, Infrastructure, business sophistication, knowledge and technology outputs and creative output.
Coinciding with the Earth Day today, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Innovative Finance Foundation (IFF) and 3WAYSTE company signed an MoU to collaborate on the rollout of a breakthrough technology for municipal solid waste management.
The second Forbes '30 Under 30' Asia list 2017 features 300 impressive young entrepreneurs -- 30 in 10 categories, including entertainment, finance and venture capital, retail, social entrepreneurs and enterprise technology, under the age of 30 years who are pushing the boundaries of innovation.
To keep employees motivated and productive, many organisations are seeking new ways to maximise the use of time spent at work.
Addressing a conference on "Mentoring Grassroots Entrepreneurs in Smart Grams for Inclusive Growth" at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mukherjee said with 68 per cent of population still living in rural areas, smart development can take place only if villages and villagers become smart.
Israeli media reported that the deal worth approximately USD 15.3 billion was the largest ever cross-border acquisition for an Israeli tech firm.
Through the course of this 4-part special series, we will bring you the stories of 12 entrepreneurs who have disrupted their industries through their ideas and innovation. They have spurred new trends which is an inspiration for all.
"One of the drivers of growth for the industry in the next 5 to 10 years is innovation. We, as a sector, haven't innovated enough. The biggest innovation has come from people outside the traditional FMCG marketers," said Marico Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Saugata Gupta.
Xinhua reported that Xi told the National People's Congress (NPC) on Sunday that Shanghai should try to ensure its free trade zone was a bastion of reform and financial innovation.
"Maybe... India clearly is the top centre of innovation in the world," Caine told PTI when asked whether Thales is planning to open its new India innovation centre.
The focus of the two-day event is to build capacities and promote fresh talent by giving them a platform to display their innovations, encourage greater learning, and strengthen the cadre of young rural innovators and start-ups, NIRDPR said in a statement issued here.
"The workshop, in association with Rocky Mountain Institute, an international non-profit organisation, will explore technologies and business models to help India leapfrog traditional approaches to passenger mobility and transportation," a government statement said.
The Vice President was addressing a gathering of business leaders and experts from both the countries at a business forum hosted at the Convention Centre.
In innovation, the two countries will set up an entrepreneurship development centre in Kigali while in aviation, Rwanda Air will start services to India in coming months and both countries will mutually exempt visa requirements.
"Innovation is the real way of achieving the nation's prosperity and we can achieve it by allowing creativity and allowing young minds to experiment and letting their crazy ideas come out," the minister said.
This episode of Young Turks is about green tech, it's about start-ups that are creating technology whose use will mitigate or reverse the effect of human activity on the environment.
R&D/clinical trial services performed in India are liable to service tax at the rate of 15% even when the recipient of service is situated outside India. To lower the cost of provision of such services and to boost innovation in the country and make such services globally competitive, it is important to provide for some sort of exemption.
While the main demand will be for jewellery, bar and coin investment is expected to be 250-300 tonnes by 2020. Jewellery exports are estimated to touch the USD 40 billion mark, from the current USD 8.6 billion.
Data from Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) showed 13.14 million new jobs for urban residents were created in 2016 exceeding the whole-year target of 10 million.
"Then we have the mid-high 'A' series and on top we have the flagship series. We have feature phones, we have tablets, we have accessories, we have wearable devices," Kaul told reporters here after announcing the launch Samsung India's new smartphone, the Galaxy C9 Pro.
Subsequent tax laws and monetary policies should supplement the good move (demoentisation), the author of 'The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation' said.
"India has been ranked as the No. 1 innovation destination in Asia and No. 2 in the world for new innovation centres," the report said.
Founder of Flipkart, Sachin Bansal has urged the government to allow foreign capital into the country but restrict global rivals from setting up their own brands here.
"I sincerely feel I must emphasise and underline the need for innovation and R&D in SOE when we talk of reforms and governance," he said at a meeting of BRICS Forum on State Owned Enterprises (SOE) Reforms and Governance.
In an email to employees, Sikka said: "It was a truly awesome and proud moment to get the early results of our customer satisfaction survey for 2016 from Nabarun, with scores at their highest in 10 years!" He added that client-feedback scores had jumped by 12 points from last year.