On 21st August, 2020, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) announced that Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra and Adobe Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shantanu Narayen will receive the 2020 Leadership Awards for their exemplary vision and effort towards the promotion of US-India Bilateral Ties.
US-India Week:Navigating New Challenges:
i.The 2020 Leadership awards will be presented to the duo during the Third Annual Leadership Summit titled as “US-India Week: Navigating New Challenges”.
ii.The summit will highlight the key areas of bilateral cooperation which include Trade and investment relations;strategic energy ties, India’s position in global supply chains, collaboration in fintech, healthcare and technology and building a fair tax regime to attract FDIs.
iii.The summit would include a range of strategic discussions between the Board Members of USISPF, which includes 21 Fortune 500 CEOs and Senior Government Officials from US and India.
The week-long programme will convene virtually from August 31-September 3, 2020.
Speakers at the Summit:
The list of Speakers who will speak at the summit include US Vice President Mike Pence, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
i.USISPF is a non-profit organization.
ii.It aims at strengthening the India-US strategic partnership in the fields of economic growth, entrepreneurship, employment-creation, and innovation.
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ii.On 12th May 2020, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) of the United States of America has promised 3.6 million USD (around 27 crores) to the government of India, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.