India’s per capita emission is still 1.7 and US’ is 16 or 17, and so the issue is of equity and justice “that you can not now condemn the developing world which is still at a very low carbon stage” for their developmental objectives and say that there should be pollution, he said.
“We are deeply committed to strengthening the US-Indian relationship, building our economic and commercial ties, advancing our political and security cooperation in Asia and around the world”, Rhodes said.
“I will be handing over my book “Utsav” to US President Barack Obama”, the Amritsar born chef told Bollywood Country over phone from New York. “The prime minister will be visiting Tesla Motors to have a look at some of their path-breaking inventions, particularly in the renewable energy sector”, Swarup said.
However, Press Information Bureau director basic (media and communication) Frank Noronha clarified that the “memento signed by PM Modi did not have the Ashok Chakra on it or the “white” color band on it”.
Bera is the only Indian-American in the current Congress who represents a Silicon Valley district in the House of Representatives.
Modi is set to address a huge gathering of more than 20,000 Indian Americans at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on September 27. He said Google will play its part in the programme. Yet his technological fervor has made little dent in the country’s paper-heavy bureaucracy, with GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt this week lamenting that it requires “17 stamps on each document officially – in the digital age”. Last month, it overturned a ban on 857 porn sites after widespread ridicule. “So far it’s largely hype and wishful thinking”, Stanford’s Wadhwa said. He also urged them to keep regional languages in mind, as they firm up investment plans for India.
In addition, about 70% of Indian Internet users get online via a smartphone, many on sluggish 2G connections, creating a unique challenge. “There is tremendous excitement among Googlers, Indians in USA for PM Modi’s visit”, Pichai said, welcoming Modi to the Silicon Valley.
The Prime Minister said India is ready to welcome them (CEOs) with both hands and it is the right time for them to come and invest in the world’s largest democratic country.
At Google, the hosts have lined up a glimpse into some inventions that the company is making in healthcare and smart-grid space and how it is using technological innovations to help power India’s “Skill India” and “Digital India” program.
Asked if the artwork was taken back, Swarup said that it was only taken for a review.
“That note is based on hard facts, on what the government has actually done, what it has done for ease of doing business, where we all expect that when the next report comes, India should have jumped several places up”, Swarup said.