His sister-in-law, Sonika, enjoys posting selfies on Facebook and follows the YouTube musings of Lilly Singh, an Indo-Canadian comedian. They can also search for a service by name or description. New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton said that the pontiff’s arrival in the Big Apple during the United Nations General Assembly-when 90 percent of the world leaders were in the city at the same time-was the largest security challenge the department and city had ever faced.
At about 19%, India has one of the lowest Internet penetration rates among major economies.
He wooed the top guns of America’s digital world. If we consider Swachh Bharat as a government project, or that of Modi or any party, it will never succeed.
First and only Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) shared the stage with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he was welcomed by a crowd of more than 18,000 people in SAP Center in San Jose. The rapport that he struck with new-age entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley was breathtaking.
Modi has been India’s most tech-savvy politician. PM Modi responded by changing his own photo, “Thanks Mark Zuckerberg for the support“.
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.
Facebook’s case was considered serious owing to their debacle of Internet.org polls, which were conducted in India earlier this year. 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.
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.
Vikas Swarup, Spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs, said, “For India the main take away was the technology behind long-term storage battery, which can have multiple applications”. For that I would like to thank the country.
And that only touches on Facebook’s ambitions in India.
“As the American and Indian publics warm toward one another, a head of state affinity may lead to stronger ties”, wrote Bruce Stokes in the Foreign Policy noting what a difference 16 months since Modi’s election have made in US-India relations. “In China, those services are banned”, he said.
Members of his fan club even penetrated (or were planted) at the Digital India dinner and at Facebook’s Hacker Square. Given the expanse and diverse problems of India, the task is all the more daunting, but achievable. He promised millions of new jobs per year, especially for India’s burgeoning youth, and a return to high growth rates after several years of stagnation.
Google, for example, wants 500 million Indians online by 2017. The country trails behind the United States in using phones to conduct Google searches. “We used to clean the dishes, fill water, do hard chores”, Modi said.
Only one in six Indians knows enough English to surf the web in the language. Modi acquainted him with the target, saying that it was an evidence of India’s commitment to meet the climate change challenge. “There are more web pages in Estonian than in Hindi”, Mr. Menon said. “And therefore, on many technologies we can leapfrog”. Modi also secured a pledge from Google to provide Wi-Fi in hundreds of Indian railway stations. So far, 200 bikes equipped with solar-powered tablets and smartphones are on the road, and Google hopes to increase that number to 10,000.
Ajay Banga is president and CEO of MasterCard, and Chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC).
Before you lash out at me – ask yourself the question: Who does a digital India even benefit? If they can not be silenced, they must be shouted down by the fringe.
To begin with, it’s not easy to govern India.
“This is a market where we can do tests”, Mr. Pathak said.