Opening Up the Country…

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India and Indian companies have adapted well, putting the first and second waves of the Pandemic behind. Nowhere is it more evident than in the booming stock market and healthy corporate results despite the debilitating and ferocious wave that hit the country.
The Covid-19 first and the second waves came as a jolt from the blue for the Indian companies and individuals. Little did anyone expect something that could bring the country to a virtual halt with extended periods of lockdown, disturbing businesses and supply-chain. The disruption made Indian companies and entrepreneurs realise the need for being prepared for all eventualities and tighten their functioning while preserving cash for a rainy day. It has also brought to the fore the need to upgrade technology and embrace the digital world. The pandemic also brought about a new reality where both employers and employees adjust to an era where working from home has become the new normal. In this context, MMA organised a seminar on the theme “Reinventing Human Experience and Technology in the Post-Pandemic World.” The seminar focussed on understanding human experience from one’s online and offline travels to social interactions, group affiliations and thought processes. Technology has also changed the space with automation and AI. Whether tech works in this arena depends on how people conceive its purpose and adapt to it. The seminar was a grand success addressed by a galaxy of eminent speakers.
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It is a spectacular and remarkable achievement that India has crossed the one billion mark as far as Covid-19 vaccine doses are concerned.

The future is electric
Pollution has been an environmental issue ever since the industrial revolution, with emission rates now so high that it is causing a disastrous effect on climate of the planet. Carbon emission has been the one of the main reasons for this significant climate change. To control these emissions all over the world, the Paris agreement was signed. India has been working towards this goal by adopting and driving people towards the adoption of sustainable technology. Electric vehicles are one such option. Policy shifts, new technology and a change in consumer mindset have propelled the EV ecosystem to grow. In this regard, we are delighted to present a conversation led by Mr Shankar with Mr Tarun Mehta, co-founder and CEO, Ather Energy, which is an Indian electric company, to share his insights on his entrepreneurial journey, future of EVs, sustainable development and much more.
Click to watch the hybrid event live on 22 November 2021.
The CavinKare-MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Award 2021
Creativity is a trait that all humans have. A few use it more than others. Creativity not only allows you to find solutions, but it also allows you to find solutions to problems that no one ever recognized. Creative start-ups showcase that they have the zeal to find solutions to the problem that most people thought never existed.
The CavinKare-MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Award 2021 this year recognized three such entrepreneurs who went on to use their creativity to find solutions to problems efficiently. The award function was telecast on Republic TV and we present to you the video recording of the ceremony. Watch and get inspired by the creative work of outstanding innovators.
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The world’s power centres
The world is today at a crossroad: We are neither in a bipolar cold war nor in a multipolar world, though perhaps tending towards a world of several power centres.

After one-and-a-half years of being shut, schools are re-opening in most states. It is imperative to focus on the practical approaches required, including learning difficulties that children will face…

The first in-person summit of the quad powers—Australia, Japan, India and the United States—has clearly advanced. The September meeting hosted by Biden drew global attention both for its symbolism and substance. However, the current ruckus over AUKUS—the trilateral security pact between Australia, UK and USA, which was announced on 15th September has revealed the hazards of group diplomacy.
The proliferation of alliances and groups will be a matter of close scrutiny by many countries in the light of the new trends initiated by the US. Collective bargaining is the strength of great diplomacy but it cannot be effective without commitment to a common cause. In this context, MMA with the support of KAS is organising a conclave on the theme, “Positioning India in the New World Order” on 29th November 2021 at Hotel Leela Palace. A galaxy of thought leaders from Germany along with Indian think-tanks will provide insights on what does it mean for the world. Block your diary on 29 November 2021 to watch the conclave live.
It is a spectacular and remarkable achievement that India has crossed the one billion mark as far as Covid-19 vaccine doses are concerned. It is a feather in the cap of the Indian government, scientists, healthcare workers and citizens in this exercise of equitable vaccine distribution. It is also important not to lose sight of the bigger goal of vaccinating all eligible adults. Easing restrictions and increasing coverage of vaccinations are likely to boost private spending on goods and services, including travel, tourism and recreational activities, propelling the growth which is good for the country.
Students’ convention
This year’s management students’ convention is scheduled to be held online on the theme “Future-Proof Your Career for Success” on Thursday, 18th November 2021. Distinguished speakers have confirmed their acceptance to address a large number of students from all over India during the convention. The students’ convention provides insights into strategies of winners and draws lessons for young aspiring managers, who are on the threshold of an exciting management career to understand the determinants of success and the road ahead for young Indians. Mr Mahalingam K (Mali), Convention Chairman, and Mr V Shankar, Vice Chairman, and other members of the Convention Committee have put in tremendous efforts not only in conceptualizing the theme but also in identifying a galaxy of distinguished speakers to address the management students during the convention.
Click here to view the Management Students Convention live.
Cyber security
National security concepts have in the past decade have undergone fundamental changes. The size of population and GDP of a country will not deter any. Cyber warfare has vastly reduced the deterrent value, since cyber weaponry and the capacity to cause devastation to large nations by cyber warfare is within the reach of small and poor nations. Cyber security will remain a top priority for nations and businesses this year. Driven by the mounting urgency of securing their hybrid work forces and data, most enterprises are expected to ram up investments in staff awareness training, data protection, threat, vulnerability detection and response measures. Keeping this in mind, MMA with the support of KAS organized a conclave on the theme “Securing India in Cyber Space,” which was very well attended and appreciated by the participants.
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Back to school
After one-and-a-half years of being shut, schools are re-opening in most states. It is imperative to focus on the practical approaches required, including learning difficulties that children will face, to ensure that every child going to school is happy to go there. MMA CSR initiative with the support of ACSYS Investments Pvt. Ltd., focussed on equity to ensure that the children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who were disconnected during the pandemic, go to school in an environment that fosters belongingness. We will be happy to take the support of volunteers from management professionals who would like to commit their time for this endeavour of MMA: It’s our moral responsibility.
Stay safe and stay healthy and keep learning!