Modi also visited the Googleplex in Mountain View yesterday, where the search engine giant announced they will equip about 400 of India’s busiest railway stations with Wi-Fi.
He also added saying “Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the new neighborhoods of the world”. You will see the cumulative effect.
Dhoni is the only sportsperson, who has made a decision to take the public “Digital India” plunge. Social media helped me gain information about the world.
In an effort to push Digital India initiative, chipmaker Qualcomm said it will invest $150 million for Indian start-ups in the mobile and internet-of-everything (IoE) ecosystem.
Modi’s speech included language on promoting “paperless transactions” in India, and giving “the highest importance to data privacy and security, intellectual property rights and cyber security”. “The idea is before doing anything you should go to a temple”, Zuckerberg said.
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked the Prime Minister to tell some experiences from his life about his mother, the latter broke down while remembering how she used to do labour and hard chores to bring him up.
Clarifying that PM Modi’s interaction with world leaders and Indian diaspora on foreign soil was not a waste as was claimed by the opposition party, Mr Akbar said there was a theme to the Prime Minister’s initiatives.
“As you must know”.
Given the packed schedule of Modi on his last day in the USA, the summit will be the only platform where Modi and Sharif will be under one roof, raising speculation of whether the two leaders will greet each other. Although the punches were somewhat lost in translation, the Indian prime minister managed to hold the show.
Modi’s emotional moment came during a question-and-answer “Town Hall” session with Mark Zuckerberg Sunday in response to a question from Zuckerberg about family.
The premier later met Apple chief executive Tim Cook. India now has the institutions, incentives and interest for new ventures, Modi said at an event organised by NASSCOM, also attended by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman. Modi’s responses focused on the economic opportunity in India created by tech, using broad, optimistic language that sounded natural coming from a Silicon Valley podium. “And look where you have reached today”, he said.