Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a five-day visit to the United States of America (USA) from September 24 to September 29. Here is the overview
SEPTEMBER 24TH – MEETING WITH CEOs OF FORTUNE 500
On the first day of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with 47 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies for attracting capital and investments in India. He sketched out his vision for “Start-Up India, Stand-Up India” in meeting.
- Theme – “Media, Technology and Communications – Growth Story for India”.
CEOs expressed their eager interest in the Indian start-up sector and showed willingness to invest in entrepreneurial ventures and innovative start-ups which will provide bull high future prospectus in Indian economy.
SEPTEMBER 25TH – NaMo ADDRESSED UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
The United Nations sustainable development summit on was held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York which was hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon where Modi addressed the 70th session of UN General Assembly.
- New framework – “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”
17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets were announced in the summit as an ambition of the new post – 2015 universal agenda to end poverty, hunger, assure gender equality and build a life of dignity for all over the next 15 years.
SEPTEMBER 26TH – INDIA HOST G-4 SUMMIT
PM Modi hosted a G-4 Summit with leaders of G-4 nations Brazil, Germany and Japan in New York. This summit aims at the permanent member seats on the United Nations Security Council. After 2004 it was hosted by India.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
SEPTEMBER 26TH -27TH – VISIT TO SILICON VALLEY & SAN JOSE
NaMo visited tech capital of Silicon Valley for the expansion of “Digital India” initiative. There he met Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Facebook’s founder Mark Zukerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and leaders of other tech companies. Here are the commitments done by the tech giants:
- Google to provide India a set up base for free Wi-Fi at 500 railway stations
- Google will introduce 11 new languages in Android next month, including Gujarati.
- Microsoft to provide low-cost broadband technology to five lakh villages across India in collaboration with the Indian government.
- Qualcomm to invest $150 Million in India to create a venture investment fund that would probably help start-ups in the country.
- Qualcomm also announced to set up a “design houses” for product innovation in India.
- Apple to set up a manufacturing base in India.
On 27th September 2015 “Startup Konnect” was held by Nasscom in partnership with TiE Silicon Valley and IIM Ahmedabad’s CIIE India that showcased the strengths of India’s startup ecosystem in San Jose. There he addressed a meeting of some 18,000 Indian Americans in at the SAP Centre and seven MoU was signed between Indian and US entities:
- MoU between Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
- To develop Indo-US Life Science Sister Innovation Hub so as to enhance science-based entrepreneurship, research, academia and businesses
- MOU between Department of Biotechnology and Prakash Lab and Stanford University on Foldscope
- Economical science innovation emerged from a lab of an Indian with majority of Indians working in this laboratory.
- MOU between National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and the Indus Entrepreneurs
- To support the creation of a vibrant ecosystem to foster technology entrepreneurship in India and Silicon Valley in mutual understanding
- MOU between IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and Lester Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Haas Business School of the University of California
- To collaborate on mutual incubation, and support each other activities of mutual interest.
- MOU between CIIE and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
- To extend NGIN Membership benefits to CIIE.
- MOU between CIIE and Google
- To support technology and impact entrepreneurs through strategic support.
- MOU between CIIE and Tata Trust
- Founding partner for the Bharat Fund, which will provide seed funding to Indian entrepreneurs.
There is also a launch of initiative programme i.e. CIIE /LACI NGIN Landing Pad Programme which will enables entrepreneurs and innovators to gain access to the California and Indian markets. It will assist startup Cleantech companies with market expansion through partnerships and funding opportunities in California and India.
SEPTEMBER 28TH – NaMo MEETS BARACK OBAMA
US President and Indian PM held talks to tighten strategic in fields of climate change, security, counter-terrorism, defence and economy. Barack Obama publicly supported India for being a permanent member at UN Security Council. It was a third meet of two in a year.
British Prime Minister – David Cameron
French President – Francois Hollande
- France, UK and US are permanent members of United Nations Security Council
- Council $2.5-billion helicopter deal of Chinook and Apache was signed During US peacekeeping Summit hosted by President Obama in New York.
- Modi announced the deployment of an additional battalion, additional police units, provision of critical enablers, deployment of technical personnel, new training course, and additional training teams during summit.
SEPTEMBER 29TH – BACK TO INDIA
Today Modi wrapped up his all engagements by concluding the US visit.