COVID-19: did we prepare for another storm while dust was settling? A tale from world’s largest democracy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aakriti Chopra, a student of MBBS 3rd year, studying at Medical College Baroda, Gujarat, Indiaf Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

50 ways India’s last-mile COVID-19 responders are leading the way to a just recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Industree Foundation & Jayesh […]

India can lead the world in solar-based growth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvald Bjelland, Founder and President, Xynteo & Sanjiv Mehta, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever, and Executive Vice-President, Unilever South Asia, Unilever As India’s economy and population continue to grow, so too does its demand for […]

COVID-19 has devastated India’s self-employed women. Here’s how to support them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson, SEWA Cooperative Federation, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Self-employed women in India have been facing the brunt of the pandemic. The informal sector plays a pivotal role in the Indian economy – accounting for 55% of […]

Prevention of the COVID-19 III wave in India

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rahul Manoharlal Sodhai, a medical student from Vilasrao Deshmukh Government Institute Of Medical Sciences, Latur, India. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

How India can become a leader in sustainable aviation fuel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum, Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism, World Economic Forum & Sonum Gayatri Malhotra, Clean Skies India, Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum […]

4 ways to scale up finance for India’s water sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Namita Vikas, Founder and Managing Partner, Auctus ESG, Sourajit Aiyer, Vice President, Sustainable Finance & ESG, AuctusESG & Cymroan Vikas, Research Associate, AuctusESG India is on track for a 50% shortfall in its water supply by 2030. There […]

Coronavirus variants: Commission calls for limiting essential travel from India

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission calls on EU Member States to take coordinated action to further restrict travel from India on a temporary basis, with a view to limiting the spread of the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India. This follows a proposal of the World Health […]

6 ways social entrepreneurs are saving lives during India’s COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum India is facing a second wave of COVID-19 confirmed cases. Social entrepreneurs are stepping up to help those most vulnerable to the health and […]

Palliative care and UHC in India: Still Uncharted Waters?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sharon Gigy, a final year medical student studying in K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Karnataka. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

This tech start-up in India is teaching people to care for family members with COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Edith Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Noora Health The COVID-19 pandemic has put many countries’ health systems on the brink of collapse. The pandemic has highlighted how many health systems are understaffed and health workers are overburdened. India is […]

Palliative Care: a human right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Geetika Gaekwad, a 23 year old medical student, interning at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

3 reasons why consumer healthcare in India is set to take-off

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prabu Thiruppathy, Principal, KOIS Mumbai COVID-19 restrictions have led many Indian consumers to use online health platforms. Together with better access to affordable technology, and an interest in healthy living, consumer healthcare is set to become a growth […]

How India can improve urban public health with lessons from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Harshita Agrawal, Associate, IDFC Institute During COVID-19, platforms were developed to track case numbers, fatalities and hospital bed availability, but this technology is […]

This project wants to bring broadband – and hope – to rural India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content India has the second-largest online market in the world, but 50% of people living there have no access to the internet. Indian internet service provider AirJaldi has teamed up with Microsoft to provide […]

How a start-up in India is pioneering a way to tackle the global e-waste problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Electronic waste is one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental challenges – and opportunities. Currently the world is only processing 20% of e-waste appropriately. Indian start-up, Karo Sambhav, is helping to tackle the […]

Towards Responsible #AIforAll in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Roy Senior, Advisor, NITI Aayog, Government of India & Arunima Sarkar, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum NITI Aayog is developing an approach towards ensuring responsible usage of AI in India with the […]

COVID-19 has accelerated India’s digital reset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankita Sharma, Senior researcher, Invest India & Hindol Sengupta, Vice-President, Invest India Coronavirus propelled the use of contactless digital technology across India. The digital-first reset has set the foundations for improving governance. Indian states have increased the use […]

Renewable energy can get India’s returned rural migrants back to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandeep Bhattacharya, India Projects Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative & Sourajit Aiyer, Consultant, South Asia Fast Track Sustainability Communications During India’s lockdown, many workers moved back to their rural villages from the cities – and many have stayed there. […]

As India’s lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashwin Naik, Healthcare Entrepreneur and Author, The Healthcare Gamechangers Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since the country went into lockdown. Only through local, community-based responses will India find the capacity to cope with […]

6 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Six of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India. New Delhi has the worst air pollution of any capital city. Air pollution kills 1.25 million people in India every year. […]

India and the US: 5 ways the countries compare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content President Trump and Prime Minister Modi met during the US President’s first official visit to India. India and the US are the world’s two largest democracies. From gender equality to GDP, this is […]

How to tackle the perils of air pollution

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Monisha S, an aspiring student of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore in India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

Can agroforestry save India’s rivers and the farms that depend on them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JV Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation The very origins of Indian civilization can be found on the banks of rivers such as the Sindhu, the Sutlej, and the long-lost Saraswati. In southern India, human societies flourished near the Krishna, […]

Here’s how to help India’s rural population go digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Finance Improved access to credit and new income streams are driving consumption in rural India. Digital technologies, such as AI and blockchain, are being used to offer products in rural […]

India: step up reform efforts to increase quality jobs and incomes

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. India is set for a modest recovery after a loss of momentum, as reforms to simplify taxation, lighten business regulations and upgrade infrastructure start to bear fruit. Further reforms to modernise the economy are now needed to drive the creation of high-quality jobs, as well as […]

3 ways India can tackle its human-waste problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, HCL Corporation & Subhashini Chandran, Managing Director, Xynteo India The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to ensure availability of clean water and sanitation for all. The two are deeply interconnected issues: […]

How India’s government can build better contracts with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Shukla, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum, C4IR India According to Milton Friedman, the 1976 Nobel Laureate for economics, the three primary functions of a government are law and order, defence, and contract enforcement. […]

What India’s route to universal health coverage can teach the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chairperson, Apollo Munich Health Insurance The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) as stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the most significant commitments to equitable […]

These are India’s cleanest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Indore is officially India’s cleanest city, topping a national survey for the third consecutive year. It’s a remarkable achievement – just a few years ago, it ranked a lowly 25th. The Swachh Survekshan […]

Why India can show us how to achieve growth with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saurine Doshi, Head of Asia Pacific, A.T. Kearney As one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, India occupies a prominent position on the global stage – and its ambitions are high. The Modi government aims to turn the Indian […]

Why cooperative and competitive federalism is the secret to India’s success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog Competitiveness is an idea that has stood the test of time. From early macroeconomic ideas of comparative advantage and competitive advantage, our understanding of the determinants of competitiveness has evolved considerably. More recently, the concept […]

3 reasons why data is not the new oil – and why this matters to India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The 1970s saw heated debates in the international community with regard to the ownership of natural resources, centered on the methods and institutions that would manage their price and supply, and the strategic […]