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Unicorn and Fintech in the Startup World – Global Spread of Unicorns in 2020

The word ‘Unicorn’ is a word coined with those successful start-ups. The “unicorn” was primarily a concept among U.S. companies in the beginning. In summary, Unicorn is for describing a start-up with a valuation of over $1 billion. The unicorn was first coined by venture capitalist Aileen Lee in 2013.  Today, it spans across the globe identifying new unicorns rising through the ranks each year in different geographies.  Globally, the last two decades have witnessed the start-up boom, and Read more [...]

Solar Power Installation – Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Scheme to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Global warming is being a serious threat to the international community which is affecting the world environment. In this challenge, the Government of India has determined to have 40% of power generating from renewables by 2030. The rising environmental issue is making the market more favorable for rooftop solar in India. The Government is trying to develop at least one city of each state as a solar city. To generate solar power by installing solar panels on the roof of the houses, the Ministry Read more [...]

COVID-19 VACCINATION – QUICK REVIEW OF VACCINES – COVAXIN, COVISHIELD, SPUTNIK V AND VACCINE REVIEW

COVID-19 vaccination has begun and it is available to citizens in different phases.  There are two vaccines available as on today, one is COVAXIN and the other is COVISHIELD.  Sputnik V is the third vaccine approved as of now.  Here is a quick overview of all three vaccines: Topics COVAXIN COVISHIELD Sputnik V Developed by Bharat Biotech developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV). Oxford University and Read more [...]

Mauritius Second Lockdown– How Does Mauritius Manage the COVID-19 pandemic successfully till Mar 2021?

Mauritius is among very few countries in the world that have been able to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in six weeks in the beginning.  The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to possess reached Mauritius in March 2020.  Since the primary 3 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, the Mauritian authorities conducted 'Contact tracing' people that are in grips with infected patients are placed in quarantine, together with doctors, nurses, and cops.  On 30th May 2020 the Mauritian government ended Read more [...]

GROWTH OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES INDUSTRY IN INDIA – AN OVERVIEW ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW CONCEPTS AND INNOVATIVE SERVICES

India is well-known for its food and beverages service industry.  It is one among the most vibrant industries which demonstrated unprecedented growth in the recent past.  The industries is continues to expand rapidly.  This growth can be attributed on account of changing demographics, growing disposable income, urbanization and growth of retail industry. The food and beverage  market was estimated at US$30.12 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach US$142 billion by 2020, with a compounded Read more [...]

Digital Transformation Option for SMEs in a Post-pandemic – Tips for Survival

The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 has had major impact on businesses especially on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).  The new situation has forced even large profit-making corporations to re-evaluate their business processes to match up with the changing business environment.  It is a fact that digital transformation is one such option absorbed by companies invariably, of late. The period of lockdown has witnessed accelerated adaption of digital transformation in order to maintain business continuity Read more [...]

How can Society Thrive Post-Pandemic? Pandemic and its Effect in the Society in Coming Years

We all believe that the current pandemic of COVID – 19 will end come to an end soon, and we all will be back to olden days.  Now, it is time to call it olden days since we are going to near one year since the outbreak in Wuhan.  Look at the current situation of the world which we never imagined a few months ago; influence of a virus on the life of powerful mankind. Let us hope that world would heal as it happened in the case of Spanish flue which lasted for a year or more 100 years back.  As Read more [...]

Pros and Cons of Ongoing Online Advertising Growth – Growing Online Ads in India and Potential Death of Traditional Media

Generally, the term advertisement brings the notion of a persuasive mode of targeting potential customers to buy products or services.  At the same time, it is a mode of discerning info about products or services.  There are multiple modes to advertise, and the evolution of the online media further broadened up the opportunities to advertise.   Television, newspaper, magazines, broachers, hoardings are considered the traditional mode of advertisements.  The explosion of the internet opened up Read more [...]

V Shaped Economic Recovery – How it Will Happen?

V-shaped recovery is characterized by quick and sustained recovery as measures of economic performance after a sharp economic decline.  V-shaped recovery is one among the shapes a recession and recovery chart is expected to take.  V-shaped recoveries are generally caused by rapid readjustment of consumer demand and business investment spending.  V-shaped recovery considered as best-case scenario once an economy has hit a recession and the subsequent rapid adjustment of the economy. Let us examine, Read more [...]

Declining GDP and Shattering Household Income. What Does GDP Drop Mean for a COMMON MAN?

Let us define a COMMON MANby linking the famous cartoon of RK Laxman. The above picture (courtesy: RK)is a clear caricature of a COMMON MAN.  Do not ask how many cars he got and how well he has been employed.  He used to go on foot years back but later moved to bicycle and of late he uses public transport or two-wheeler.  If somebody offers coffee or tea, he takes it with a big sense of gratitude.  He never snatches anybody’s livelihood.  His income is meager, and he can be an agriculturist, Read more [...]