Inequality And Taxation

Raman Kant Garg at AIMA’s 62nd LeaderSpeak Session

Raman Kant Garg at AIMA’s 62nd LeaderSpeak Session

Inequality is prevalent globally as revealed by the statistics, but tax is a tool that keeps it in check to foster fairness in the society, said Mr. Raman Kant Garg, Commissioner of Income Tax India (Exemption) at AIMA’s 62nd LeaderSpeak Session.

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I would say that Inequality is a major social, political and economic disruptor. Globally, currently, there is a deep rethinking of taxation philosophies and their role in driving immediate economic growth, creating long-term economic capacity and achieving socio-political stability. The debate about balancing between driving growth through lower taxation and striving for equity through higher redistributive taxes is occupying the minds of most economists and policymakers. Since the early 90s, the taxation trend has been towards cutting corporate and personal income taxes to really encourage production and consumption.
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India’s global leadership: Navigating geopolitical reality

Mr Harsh Vardhan Shringla at AIMA's 8th National Leadership Conclave 2023.

Mr Harsh Vardhan Shringla at AIMA’s 8th National Leadership Conclave 2023.

Indian Presidency for G20 under PM Narendra Modi would strengthen the grouping at the global level as PM’s views are highly valued by the global leaders, said Mr Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Chief Coordinator, G20 and Former Foreign Secretary, at AIMA’s 8th National Leadership Conclave 2023.

I am a strong votary of the human-centric approach to globalization, formulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This commendable approach is gradually being accepted and widely appreciated across the globe. The question that arises is how do we take this approach forward? In my opinion, it is an ongoing effort that requires continuous work and collaboration. One notable platform, where we are witnessing the implementation of this human-centric approach, is the Quad, an alliance that focuses on key areas of mutual interests. With India assuming the presidency of the G20, I anticipate further advancements in this direction. The G20, with its global influence, can pave the way for a human-centric globalization.

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Environment & Entrepreneurship: Saving the world, one product at a time

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal at AIMA Aspire’s WomenSpeak Session.

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal at AIMA Aspire’s WomenSpeak Session.

It is extremely important to be educated and aware of the damage that plastic can cause and we can start with sustainability to solve a problem, said Ms. Rhea Mazumdar Singhal, Founder, Ecoware & Chairperson, Indian Women Network at AIMA Aspire’s WomenSpeak Session.

Having founded one of India’s green enterprises, making a mammoth contribution to the ‘plastic replacement’ movement, and her company being a leader in providing affordable, plastic-alternative products, Ms. Rhea Mazumdar Singhal, Founder, Ecoware & Chairperson, Indian Women Network is also one of the young leaders in the World Economic Forum and a Nari Shakti Puraskar awardee, and she was rightly qualified to deliberate AIMA Aspire’s WomenSpeak Session on the theme- ‘Environment & Entrepreneurship: Saving the world, one product at a time’.

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Metaverse and money: A whole new economy is born

Rajan Navani at AIMA’s 13th National Leadership Conclave

Rajan Navani at AIMA’s 13th National Leadership Conclave

As metaverses evolve from play to become life and business ecosystems, opportunities are opening up for businesses of all kinds to sell virtual products and services and build brands, said Mr. Rajan Navani, Vice Chairman & MD, JetLine Group of Companies & Founder & CEO, JetSynthesys.

As metaverses evolve from play space to become life and business ecosystems, opportunities are opening up for businesses of all kinds to sell virtual products and services and build brands. Mr. Rajan Navani, Vice Chairman & MD, JetLine Group of Companies & Founder & CEO, JetSynthesys addressed a Session on the same at AIMA’s 13th National Leadership Conclave.

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G20- India Takes The Lead

Amitabh Kant at AIMA’s 8th National Leadership Conclave.

Amitabh Kant at AIMA’s 8th National Leadership Conclave.

The three components that should drive India’s G20 Presidency include its political narrative, its development story, and its role execution, said Mr. Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Government of India at AIMA’s 8th National Leadership Conclave.

Mr. Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Government of India keynoted a Session at AIMA’s 8th National Leadership Conclave on the theme- ‘G20- India takes the lead’. And here are some noteworthy things that he shared.

Mr. Kant started off by saying that the world is in the midst of turbulent times, there is upheaval and the world is also facing a severe recessionary trend. Many countries are facing a severe global debt crisis. The post-Covid era has put many people under the poverty line and millions have lost their jobs.

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Leadership In The Knowledge Economy

Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, at AIMA’s Dr. K.S. Basu Memorial Lecture

Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, at AIMA’s Dr. K.S. Basu Memorial Lecture

Leadership needs “self education” in order to stay relevant and a leader “most surely needs to be a follower” to be a successful one, said Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, Past President, AIMA, Former Chairman, PepsiCo & Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Emerging Markets, Nokia at AIMA’s Dr. K.S. Basu Memorial Lecture.

AIMA had organised ‘Dr. K.S. Basu Memorial Lecture’ via Zoom, to honour the contributions of Dr. Kalyan Sundar Basu, one of the early pioneers of management education in India, and the first Director of the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, besides, also being the President of the AIMA (1963- 1966). Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, Past President, AIMA, Former Chairman, PepsiCo & Former CEO, Emerging Markets, Nokia deliberated on the Memorial theme- ‘Leadership In The Knowledge Economy’.

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Winning Trust While Setting The Board Agenda: N.R. Narayana Murthy Tells How

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys at AIMA’s 47th National Management Convention Session

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys at AIMA’s 47th National Management Convention Session

The primary role of a corporate board is to not only ensure robust growth but also protect and enhance the reputation of the company, said Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys at AIMA’s 47th National Management Convention Session.

Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys had deliberated AIMA’s 47th National Management Convention Session on ‘Setting the Board Agenda: Winning Trust and Influencing Ethics’ and here are a few valuable things that he shared in relation to the theme.

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Skills And Tools For The New World Order: Rajen Jaswa Explains

Rajen Jaswa at AIMA’s ‘HR Playbook To Reimagine The New World Order’

Rajen Jaswa at AIMA’s ‘HR Playbook To Reimagine The New World Order’

Companies that bet on the revolutionary changes brought about by the pandemic are going to be future leaders, said Mr. Rajen Jaswa, Instructor, University of California Santacruz at AIMA’s ‘HR Playbook To Reimagine The New World Order’.

A serial entrepreneur, having built 2 Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Rajen Jaswa, Instructor, University of California Santacruz specialises in entrepreneurship and is an expert who helps the next generation of entrepreneurs in company building, and he was there to rightly deliberate AIMA’s ‘HR Playbook To Reimagine The New World Order’ on the theme- ‘Skills And Tools For The New World Order’.

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The World Is In Disarray: Higher Education Conceived In 2030

Shiv Shivakumar, Past President, AIMA at AIMA’s Vice Chancellors Council Session

Shiv Shivakumar, Past President, AIMA at AIMA’s Vice Chancellors Council Session

Institutions need to have an acute awareness of the Industry requirements and prepare their students accordingly, said Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, Past President, AIMA at one of AIMA’s Vice Chancellors Council Session.

AIMA had organised its Vice Chancellors Council and Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, Past President, AIMA deliberated on the theme- ‘The World in Disarray: Higher Education 2030’ that focused on the required skill set for the upcoming technology revolution.

He started the Session by quoting the late Nelson Mandela, Former President, South Africa and Activist- “Education is the only weapon that can change the mind.” Further, he added that any institution that offers a degree classifies itself as Higher Education.

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Being Happy And Productive In The New World Order: Swami Bodhananda Ji

Swami Bodhananda Ji at AIMA's session

Swami Bodhananda Ji at AIMA’s session

Happiness is not reliant on any materialistic things nor it is a product, one has to be emotionally balanced to be happy, said Swami Bodhananda Ji, Chairman Sambodh Foundation INDIA & The Sambodh Society Inc. USA at one of AIMA’s HR Sessions.

The Global Head of Sambodh Foundation in India and North America, Swami Bodhananda Ji’s teachings and discourses have driven the Foundation to help many to attain a peaceful mental state. The Programmes and Projects are based on his visions and teachings for the economic and geopolitical arenas. The Foundation is also involved in social services for minorities. Swami Bodhananda Ji, Chairman Sambodh Foundation INDIA & The Sambodh Society Inc. USA has also authored various books on Management, Meditation, Happiness, Leadership and more.

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