Mr. Padachuri, who runs a construction business in this city, the center of India’s technology industry, uses his smartphone to reserve movie seats through BookMyShow and to order pizzas from Domino’s. However, by viewing the outflow of Indians as a deposit waiting to be cashed in, the words of the prime minister could be construed by NRIs to imply a certain debt owed by persons of Indian origin living outside the country.
At about 19%, India has one of the lowest Internet penetration rates among major economies.
One of the takeaways from this visit was that India has found a place at the United Nations high table, at a lunch hosted by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon in honour of the visiting dignitaries for the 70th General Assembly.
Modi more than made up for the delay by storming the Valley, charming thousands gathered with his Oriental “mantra” of what technology could do for mankind. In any case, these are not issues that Modi is not aware of.
Karl Mehta, CEO of social-knowledge network EdCast, who met Modi and Pichai during the prime minister’s visit, has done business in India and China.
Silicon Valley features several prominent India-born executives, including Google’s Sundar Pichai and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella. The rapport that he struck with new-age entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley was breathtaking.
Narendra Modi is one of the most tech-savvy world leaders, a characteristic he wants to encourage his fellow Indians to embrace. Only time will tell what the future has in store for us but there is no denying that there is no dearth of effort on the part of the Modi government.
We must ensure that Technology is accessible, affordable & adds value.
For a few time now, Facebook has faced pressure to dramatically increase the size of its user base.
“The Facebook of India is Facebook“.
Modi drew attention to the health hazards that India has been facing due to litter and filth.
When people have access to the tools and knowledge of the Internet, they have access to opportunities that make life better for all of us. He also added, “The Prime Minister was very keen to see how we could utilize the battery (The Powerwall concept) to leap-frog development in India”.
Above all, it will reinforce India’s positioning as the hub for tech innovation by making India the hub for designing its products for smartphones, tablets and IoE. Apparently, an India-US climate agreement is also in the works.
Most Indian men become mushy when asked about their mothers; the PM is no exception.
But Facebook’s presence in India runs even deeper. I warmly recall my talks with President Xi and Premier Li. USA policies in West Asia and towards Iran have not served our national interest.
We are now focussing on m-governance.
India still poses many challenges. Internet.org, which has recently been rebranded as Free Basics, is now available in 20 countries. And despite Mr. Modi’s outreach, government agencies are trying to censor content they consider unfavorable or offensive.
But the governments of each country, and their relations with the USA, tilt the economic scale to India despite its infrastructure woes.
Google, for example, wants 500 million Indians online by 2017.
Taking into account India’s strategic importance, it said, “Bilateral disputes over trade with New Delhi aren’t worth fighting over”. “There are more web pages in Estonian than in Hindi”, Mr. Menon said. They need to be addressed so that the most emotionally potent dream of India doesn’t turn into a nightmare for those who live on the margins of our society. Modi also secured a pledge from Google to provide Wi-Fi in hundreds of Indian railway stations. In 2014, India had about 243 million active Internet users, or about 19 percent of its population.