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Ranvir Nayar

Managing Director & Founder at Media India Group

Macron calls snap French elections after European Parliament drubbing

Macron calls snap French elections after European Parliament drubbing

June 10, 2024

In a decision that seems to have caught his own party and his government by total surprise, French President Emmanuel Macron has dissolved the French Parliament, Assemblée Nationale, and called snap elections that would be held on June 30 and July 7. Macron made the announced in...

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Verdict 2024: Democracy defeats despotism & divisiveness

Verdict 2024: Democracy defeats despotism & divisiveness

June 5, 2024

Once again, the exit polls in India have come a cropper as the results of the Lok Sabha elections belie the exit polls that had all predicted a smooth sailing for the ruling NDA alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party to an historic tally over close to 400 seats in the 543-mem...

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Macron in New Caledonia should announce withdrawal of new voting law

Macron in New Caledonia should announce withdrawal of new voting law

May 22, 2024

On Thursday, as French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, the French overseas territory in South East Pacific, that has been gripped by violence following an unpopular amendment to voting in local elections, he must quickly announce a rever...

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Rockefeller Foundation calls for greater & urgent financial assistance to developing nations

Rockefeller Foundation calls for greater & urgent financial assistance to developing nations

May 1, 2024

Nine years after Paris Agreement, how has issue of climate finance evolved? Is there more money on the table for the developing world? I think since Paris there has been a considerable change, the problem is since Paris, there has also been a pandemic and the economic consequence...

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Interview: Gayatri Rathore, Principal Secretary, Rajasthan Tourism

Interview: Gayatri Rathore, Principal Secretary, Rajasthan Tourism

March 20, 2024

How is Rajasthan fairing in terms of international tourism? Rajasthan tourism fortunately was able to bounce back in the post-pandemic scenario. Since 2022 we have received a very good response from the inbound travellers and the year 2023 was very good in terms of inbound touris...

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Cybersecurity, AI & sustainability to drive TCS growth in Europe

Cybersecurity, AI & sustainability to drive TCS growth in Europe

March 6, 2024

What is the outlook for TCS Europe in 2024? As far as TCS is concerned, we operate in multiple countries in Europe and the dynamics are slightly different across different regions. Nordics, which has some unique opportunities and challenges, then we operate in Belgium, Netherland...

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Macron in India: Economic ties remain Achilles heel of Indo-French ties

Macron in India: Economic ties remain Achilles heel of Indo-French ties

January 25, 2024

On January 26, when Emmanuel Macron becomes the sixth French President to be the Chief Guest at the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi’s Raj Path, it will reinforce the strong and stable relations that India and France have enjoyed for decades. Indeed, strategically and cu...

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Guadeloupe candidate Juliana Carène wins International Ambassador of Diwali 2023 contest

Guadeloupe candidate Juliana Carène wins International Ambassador of Diwali 2023 contest

November 29, 2023

Nineteen-year-old Juliana Carène, a resident of Guadeloupe, has bagged the title of the International Ambassador of Diwali 2023 in one of the tightest ever contests seen in this annual event organised by diaspora organisation GOPIO Guadeloupe, in Guadeloupe, a French territory i...

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No easy way out of Canadian conundrum for India

No easy way out of Canadian conundrum for India

September 25, 2023

A week is rather too long in politics, or so goes the old adage. The Indian diplomats have just been served a clear reminder of the saying. On September 10, India was literally and figuratively on top of the world, having successfully piloted a complex and heavily divided Summit ...

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With focus on adventure, ecotourism & culture, 1st Rangla Punjab Tourism Summit opens in Mohali

With focus on adventure, ecotourism & culture, 1st Rangla Punjab Tourism Summit opens in Mohali

September 12, 2023

Punjab’s journey towards becoming a premiere tourism destination in India kicked off to a rousing start as Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann inaugurated the 1st Rangla Punjab Tourism Summit in a packed house in Mohali on Monday. In his inaugural speech, Mann said that it was ...

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India should use G20 to push climate justice & developmental goals

India should use G20 to push climate justice & developmental goals

September 9, 2023

The crescendo of India’s year-long high-profile and even higher cost presidency of the G20 group of nations is finally here as leaders of the world’s most powerful gathering, outside of the United Nations, begins in New Delhi today. India and especially Prime Minister Narendr...

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Interview with Teresa Mera, Vice Minister of Commerce of Peru

Interview with Teresa Mera, Vice Minister of Commerce of Peru

August 23, 2023

Peru is keen to rapidly conclude its Free Trade Agreement with India as it would benefit both the countries and provide a big boost to the bilateral trade, says Teresa Mera, Vice Minister of Commerce of Peru, who was recently in New Delhi. Mera tells Media India Group that Peru i...

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