New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will be inaugurating the Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 that will deliberate on the key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world. The summit, scheduled from November 19 to 21, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi through video conferencing. Also Read – VIDEO: Mahesh Thakur on Playing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ‘CM to PM’ Web Series
Earlier on Wednesday, the prime minister tweeted, “Will be addressing the Bengaluru Tech Summit at 11 am tomorrow, November 19. Looking forward to interacting with the best minds from the world of technology, start-ups and innovation.” Also Read – BRICS Summit: PM Modi Slams Countries Supporting Terrorism, Calls it Biggest Threat For World
The summit will discuss key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world with a focus on the impact of prominent technologies and innovations in the domains of ‘information technology & electronics’ and ‘biotechnology’. And,
(Bloomberg) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to attract foreign investment to modernize India’s urban centers as the world’s second-most-populous nation rebuilds its economy after the coronavirus pandemic halted activity.
Covid-19 has given governments the chance to accelerate the “process of making cities more livable for people,” Modi said in his speech at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum on Tuesday. “We are looking at a future where a major chunk of education, healthcare, shopping, may happen online. Our cities need to be ready for the convergence of the physical and digital worlds.”
India plans to continue raising funds in areas including urban technology and transport, he added. The country will have to develop up to 800 million square meters each year till 2030 with more than 40% of population expected to live in cities, according to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
India has begun preparations to bring in Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020. Along with the “landmark policy initiative”, the Central government has emphasized building “policy level mechanisms” and creating opportunities to attract bright talents among Indian diaspora back home, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said. Dr. Vradhan has disclosed that the prime objective of STIP 2020 is to decentralize the policy designing and transform it into an inclusive process.
STIP 2020 focuses on the development of technology and research methods. Apart from making socio-economic progress, the STIP 2020 aims at fulfilling the aspirations of lakhs of budding scientists and young students, Dr. Vardhan said while chairing policy consultation with the Indian diaspora and seeking their contributions to the upcoming policy on Science and Technology.
Dr. Vardhan has also outlined that the