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  • Indian medical care goes global

    Excerpt: With hospitals in India’s cities boasting first world medical care at third world prices, the country is poised for a major share in the multibillion dollar global healthcare market....

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    Aljazeera.net (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
  • BANGALORE: HP on Wednesday announced a revolutionary pen-based technology that allows users to compute in their respective languages even without prior knowledge of English or typing. The gesture-based keyboard [GKB], developed by researchers at HP Labs India, also holds the potential for Indian languages derived from the Devanagari ? Tamil scripts and Kannada scripts ? to be used in a similar manner. This is to benefit more than 1.5 billion non-Engli...

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    The Hindu (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
  • Life insurance coming to rural India, 1 town/day

    Bajaj Allianz notches up some good numbers selling life insurance in India?s smaller towns. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance was languishing among the also-rans about a year ago. Today, it is in the reckoning for the top slot among private sector life insurers. The credit for this goes to Sam Ghosh, Bajaj Allianz?s CEO and country head for Allianz, who transformed the company from a niche play to mass marketer. Ghosh was chosen to spearhead Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance in January 2004, after he deli...

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    BusinessStandard.com (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
  • Private-Public partnership model to improve the livelihoods of the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)

    CII - ICRISAT & Coca-Cola Foundation Collaboration for Backward Areas Development through Strategic Intervention in Watershed Development The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Coca-Cola Foundation will collaborate for sustainable and equitable management of Rural Water Resources Infrastructure and other Natural Resources Management (NRM) through watershed+ interventions in Dungarpur district...

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    Moneycontrol.com (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
  • Rural artisans and SSI better, proves Bangladesh

    Can farm mechanisation lead to greater employment generation and poverty alleviation? The answer is ?yes?, provided the mechanisation is on a small-scale and equipment are manufactured by rural artisans and small-scale industry. A case in point is Bangladesh, which has been experimenting with this concept for sometime now (...) Bangladesh, Dr Kabir said, had gone for small-scale farm mechanisation, wherein tillage operations are mechanised and most of the farm equipment are manufacture...

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    Oneworld South Asia (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
  • Seminar in New Delhi discusses commercial engagement with world?s poorest.

    FMS, Delhi, in association with Centre of Civil Society organizes a Seminar on Local Entrepreneurship and Global Markets: Corporate Outreach to the Street and Village Entrepreneurs Date: February 4, 2006 Time: 3.45 p.m. Venue: Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi Discussion Background The idea that commercial engagement with world?s poorest (the Bottom of the Pyramid, BOP) presents corporations the op...

    Source
    Cool Avenues (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
  • India’s mobile giants battle it out in the villages

    Mobile phone companies are taking cheap handsets and life-time prepaid services to India’s hundreds of millions of low-income earners in a bid to expand market share and maintain their break-neck rates of growth. Mobile ownership surged in December -- with a record 4.5 million new users -- after carriers targeted India’s poorer citizens with the launch of services that guarantee a number for life for just over $20. In the past, a prepaid number would cease to exis...

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    Reuters (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
  • BASIX unveils 2 new products for SHGs

    BASIX, a livelihood promotion institution, that is into micro-credit, agricultural development services, farmer cooperatives and so on, has come out with two new products for the self-help groups (SHGs), with one being a micro-credit plus capacity building product and the other a health insurance product. The products were launched at the national conference on ?Emerging opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid ? Transforming the Indian rural economy through profitability?. The micro...

    Source
    Business Standard (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    South Asia
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