COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING APPS

(Submitted by Overseas Security Advisory Council) Digital contact-tracing mobile applications have become a useful mitigation tool for countries and private-sector organizations alike in the fight against COVID-19. South Korea and Singapore were among the first to deploy a digital version of contact tracing, a key reason those countries have experienced relatively few coronavirus cases. In the United States, such measures have fallen largely to tech companies, resulting in a rare partnership between Apple and Google to develop contact-tracing technology that will operate on both iOS and Android phones. However, other…

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South Asia Risk Review 2020

2019 for South Asia has been one of the most eventful years in the past decade. 2019 witnessed the first trans-line of control air attacks between India and Pakistan after almost five decades, and one of the worst terrorist attacks in about a decade in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh is hailed by experts as one of the most advanced, criminal minded and crafty terrorist organization in the sub-continent. The Taliban revived itself as a major player in Afghanistan for the first time since their removal from power in 2001. On the political…

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INDIA RISK SURVEY 2019

Indian policies continue to make foreign investments in India more attractive to make economic growth robust. Policy drive in the Centre is to make India a USD5 trillion economy by 2024. The policy also aims to continue making ease of doing business more attractive with competitive and fair business practices by further digitizing the economy, and improving infrastructure, logistics and networks to promote manufacturing activities. While the Government of India and other agencies are in attempt to make operations smooth and glitches-free, the key challenges for these agencies would be…

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INDIA RISK SURVEY 2018

India continues to position itself as an attractive hub for investments from foreign players with an expanding economy and a steady gross domestic product (GDP) growing annually at 7.1%. International forums have indicated that the ease of doing business in India has improved significantly. Pro-investor policies have been implanted by the government to further bolster India’s position in the international market. Through several flagship programmes, the government is striving to promote manufacturing activity locally. Foreign investment and IT-powered infrastructure continue to be developed to further enable support for logistically robust…

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Private Security Industry Job Creation and Skill Development

The demand for security services is increasing due to rising urbanisation, the real and perceived risks of crime and terrorism, belief that public safety measures are insufficient, and the growth of a middle class with assets to protect and means to pay for supplementary security measures. The security service market is also supported by an improved economic environment and building construction activity. The private security sector has emerged as a major industry by virtue of the employment of large manpower, both skilled and unskilled, to meet the burgeoning demands of…

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India Risk Review 2018

Security needs collaboration at individual, organizational, industrial, national and global levels. Networking and knowledge sharing are the key drivers for mitigating challenges in today’s complex security environment. India dealt with the economic implications of big-ticket items like demonetization and GST. Even as violence level of Maoist and Northeast insurgencies showed a downward trend, Jammu & Kashmir remained on the boil. Along with the unrest in the border states of the country, civil disturbances in the Indian heartland have continued to occur with various special interest groups agitating to get their…

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INDIA RISK SURVEY 2017

“The sixth edition of the India Risk Survey is based on a comprehensive survey spanning across several sectors of the economy and geographical regions of India. This survey is an endeavor to examine and evaluate the ‘potentially destructive’ risks to business undertakings in India. The survey encompasses 12 key risks that pose a number of threats to the entire economic ecosystem of the country. It is an attempt to sensitize the Government and the corporate world about emerging risks and possible dangers these risks could pose to business establishments. I…

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