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Viraj Desai, INDVSTRVS, clean energy, renewables in asia

Asia Leaves Developed Nations Behind with Fastest Growth in Clean Energy Markets

The world’s most populated continent is emerging a clear winner in the deployment of clean energy globally. Asia accounted for almost 60 percent of the 161 GW global renewable capacity installation in 2016, according to International Renewable Energy Agency, an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future.   By Viraj

nuclear energy, Jagdish Kumar, INDVSTRVS, nuclear power plant

ASEAN Views Nuclear Energy as Long-Term Solution

To address growing energy demand, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) study conducted by its Centre for Energy unveiled ASEANs commitment to construct nuclear power plants for peaceful and commercial use, as discussed at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Energy Cooperation Sub-Sector Network in April 2017. By Jagdish Kumar During the meet,

Statkraft, Solar power, solar energy, renewable energy India, INDVSTRVS, Jagdish Kumar

Foreign Investors Heats up Solar Market

Norway, Australia, and Italy are some of the foreign investors keen to get a foothold in India’s solar energy market given India’s ambitious one hundred percent renewable energy target within the next five years. By Jagdish Kumar Working towards India’s 2019 deadline to generate a nationwide renewable energy target, Norwegian firm’s joint venture Statkraft BLP Solar

Autonomous Vehicle, Jagdish Kumar, INDVSTRVS, driverless cars

Singapore Set for Autonomous Vehicles

The autonomous vehicle race is on, with car giants teaming up with the Singapore Government to transform public transport by using autonomous vehicle technology for buses, taxis and its trucking industries. By Jagdish Kumar Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) is aiming to migrate to self-driving technology across the country to drive efficiencies in public transport

INDVSTRVS, Callum Forrest, Healthcare, IoT, smart devices

Ageing Population Needs an IoT Solution for Healthcare Practitioners

Ageing population and prosperity is linked to the largest healthcare boom in Australia. The opportunities this presents for everyday Australians and private healthcare practitioners may lie in smart technology. By Dr Callum Forrest Australia, like many western countries, is going to see a significant shift in its demographic make-up over the next 40 years. In

tea culture, INDVSTRVS, Archana Khatri Das, tea, millennials

Tea Culture Booms as Middle Class Rises in India

While coffee has enjoyed strong consumption globally for the past decade, traditional tea culture is making a comeback in specialty tea houses across India where cashed-up millennials use apps to order and steep their brew prior to arrival. By Archana Khatri Das When the 18th Century English Writer Sydney Smith wrote in his memoir, “Thank

industrial cloud, joseph smith, INDVSTRVS, IIoT, IoT, M2M

Industrial Cloud Attracts Big Bets

With GE’s history of lightbulb moments and executing ahead of the curve, its heavy investment into Industrial Cloud, by bringing together the latest game changing technologies of our time, namely Big Data and Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud, should have investors sitting up and paying attention. By Joseph Smith First trialing the services

non-major coastal ports, INDVSTRVS, Jagdish Kumar, Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young says Move Ports Trade & Save Billions

With global trade steadily increasing, India may save billions of dollars on infrastructure and transportation costs as well as potentially create ten million new jobs in the next decade, if trade is moved to non-major coastal ports, claims global consultancy firm Ernst & Young. By Jagdish Kumar According to a report by Ernst & Young,

INDVSTRVS, zika virus, Jagdish Kumar, IoT, Internet of Things

IoT Used to Fight Zika Virus

To help reduce mosquito-borne diseases such as the deadly zika virus and malaria, Indian state Andhra Pradesh will be the first region in the world to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technology to exterminate mosquito breeding grounds. By Jagdish Kumar According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, about 95 percent of the Indian

fintech, INDVSTRVS, Jagdish Kumar, demonetisation

KPMG says Digitisation Hooks Venture Capital in Fintech

With the Indian Government focusing on digitisation of currency under its Digital India initiative, global consultancy firm KPMG’s latest report says many venture capital investors are going east, seeking investment opportunities in the fintech sector. By Jagdish Kumar KPMG asserts that the Indian Government’s heavy-handed emphasis on less cash and reduced cash transactions will attract

Navi Mumbai Airport, Jagdish Kumar, INDVSTRVS, GVK

Navi Mumbai Airport Takes Off

After a ten-year battle to ease the congestion of Mumbai Airport, the hotly-contested Navi Mumbai Airport construction is ready to commence with an ambitious delivery date that some say is unrealistic. By Jagdish Kumar Hyderabad based conglomerate, GVK has won the bid to develop Mumbai’s second airport located at Navi Mumbai out bidding GMR Infrastructure,

solar power, africa, Archana Khatri Das, INDVSTRVS

Middle East & Africa as World Solar Power

Africa and the Middle East with abundant solar radiation have crossed the threshold of the learning curve in harnessing solar power. The countries in the two regions are now moving towards what can be called potential powerhouses of the world, only if the momentum set by international collaborations and private participation sustains it. By Archana

deep tech, Jagdish Kumar, INDVSTRVS

Deep Tech Renaissance Sweeps Europe & SE Asia

Innovation will take on a deeper meaning with Deep Tech start-ups showing feverish growth in Europe and India. The global market is expected to grow to AUD7.21 billion by 2020 from AUD529 million in 2014. It is likely to generate AUD61 billion revenue and replace 5 million jobs by 2020. By Jagdish Kumar Deep Technology

Jagdish Kumar, digital payments, demonetisation, INDVSTRVS

Digital Payments Worth USD500 billion by 2020

To curb the menace of black money and terror funding, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced that INR 500 (AUD10.02) and INR 1000 (AUD20.04) will no longer qualify as legal tender from midnight on 8 November 2016, which made up 86 percent of all rupees in circulation. The country appears to have coped

Autonomous Robots, Jagdish Kumar, INDVSTRVS

Army Enlists Autonomous Robots

As one of the world’s traditionally largest arms importer, India is developing its own artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous robots to cater for its growing defence forces needs as well as upgrading its armed forces with the latest technologies available in the market. By Jagdish Kumar The Center for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) is

bitcoin, cryptocurrency RABFI, RBI, Jagdish Kumar, INDVSTRVS

Self-Regulatory Bitcoin Body DABFI Defies the Reserve Bank of India

When a movement officially regulates, it usually signals the legitimacy of an industry. In the case of bitcoin, for all its powerful detractors, the rapid uptake across the globe means the old bank guard either needs to adapt and be part of the change, or risk becoming forever outmoded. By Jagdish Kumar In order to

Satellites, space launch technology, Jagdish Kumar INDVSTRVS

Record Smashed with Simultaneous Launch of 104 Satellites

India has officially made its footprint in space technology with a bang, becoming the first country in the world to launch 104 satellites in early 2017. The satellites were launched by Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota state. The earlier record set was by

Archana Khatri Das, INDVSTRVS, robo-advisors, high frequency trading

Robo-Advisors Heat up GenYers

High-frequency trading and robo-advisors are using algorithms to make investment portfolios free of human bias, fear or greed. The algo-based automation is gradually changing the face of financial advising, and the way trading is taking place in stock exchanges across the world. By Archana Khatri Das Even the smartest of investors can slip up at times and get

solar power whitegoods, solar powered fridges, INDVSTRVS, Jagdish Kumar

Solar Power Whitegoods are Go

With Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk in talks with South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill to build a 100MWh battery farm in 100 days or it’s free to solve SA’s energy woes, 2017 looks set to be a hot year for all things solar. We chat about the latest solar power whitegoods launched around the globe. By

Joe Dirani, INDVSTRVS, ample property solutions, property investment

Steadfast Investment in Volatile Times

With market volatility, investment uncertainty due to geo-political destabilisation around the world, long-term investment planning can cause discomfort for conservative investors. Wealth Creation Specialist Joe Dirani explores the current investment vehicles available in Australia, and says property investment is a safe bet for long-term security. By Joe Dirani You can never be too young to start

mumbai, foreign direct investment, INDVSTRVS, Jagdish Kumar

All Eyes on Mumbai’s Millions

It’s official. Mumbai has been ranked the richest city in India, with a total wealth of AUD1.008 trillion according to a report recently released by global market research group New World Wealth in South Africa. With super cash injections from China over recent years, India is fast becoming a foreign direct investment powerhouse. By Jagdish

solar farm, solar entrepreneurs, Jagdish Kumar, INDVSTRVS

Social Enterprise Meets Solar Power in India

The Indian Government has set a target to generate 100 GW from solar power by 2022 through solar farms, rooftop solar and off grid-solar plants construction in largely remote, rural communities. To do this, India is combining its commitment to create a sustainable renewables energy market with a social enterprise – to train, and empower

rentvesting, INDVSTRVS, Joe Dirani, Ample Property Solutions

Rentvesting in Sydney Markets

Our resident Wealth Creation Specialist from Ample Property Solutions, Joe Dirani weighs the odds of rentvesting versus long-term investment yields for millennials who take their retirement planning seriously. By Joe Dirani GenYers and millennials have had the adage ‘buy the worst house in the best street’ drummed into them since they were little Saturday morning

wind energy

Wind Energy Boon from Monsoon

With India’s insatiable growth for energy demand, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Civil Engineering Professor Deo says that coastal cities like Mumbai and Chennai have enormous wind energy harvesting potential during the monsoon months to more than adequately meet India’s spike in energy consumption – and attract greater foreign investment in wind farm

NBN

The NBN – Moving beyond the Real Politik to Market Dynamism

There is a curious circus that public discourse descends into whenever the NBN is paraded about by the Australian Coalition or Opposition Parties. Which mob is spending money on rockets and sharks and which mob are the clowns – we’ll leave that for the public to speculate. Nonetheless, someone is funding this circus – the

Internet of Things

Hooba Dooba! It’s the Crazy Internet of Things

When George Jetson exclaimed ‘Hooba Dooba!’ to express his wonderment at technological domesticity in his Skypad apartment, we too can delight in the quaint, yet uncanny futurist 1960s cartoon premise of life in Orbit City – what we now realise as Smart Cities in 2017. With the Internet of Things, the future has officially arrived

Spanx, INDVSTRVS, Di Mace

Every Business Needs a Spanx Story

Much has been written about the importance of genesis stories and how the stories surrounding a brand can either make it, or break it. Nowhere does that ring truer than for those brands driven by a purpose or ideal greater than themselves and their own success. For them, their start-up story activates, animates and authenticates

Dr Callum Forrest, INDVSTRVS

Perfect Posture equals Premium Performance and Productivity

The newest most powerful productivity hack could be standing right in front of you, quite literally! Dr Callum Forrest explains why our posture plays much more of a role than first thought and the science on why productivity and posture are linked is solid. By Dr Callum Forrest Task orientated people will agree they are most

Di Mace, INDVSTRVS

Five Quick Flavours for Lip-Smacking Content

Ice cream is loved the world over. It’s a special treat, comfort food and a memory maker… Just the thought of it fills us with so much feel-goodness, that we can’t help but say mmmm. Hold onto the feeling as that’s exactly what great content should do…be memorable, tasty and leave us wanting more… By