Narendra Modi in Hyderabad LIVE: PM addresses World Congress on Information Technology, says India is hot-spot of digital innovation

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Updated: February 19, 2018 12:41:31 PM

Narendra Modi in Hyderabad: PM Modi is going to address the 22nd edition of the summit through a video conference, which will be attended by the who’s who of the global IT industry. The PM had on Sunday laid the foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International Airport.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Hyderabad today. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his speech at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Hyderabad today. His address was the 22nd edition of the summit through a video conference, which was be attended by the who’s who of the global IT industry. Later in the day, PM Modi will also visit Shravanabelagola for the Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsav. He will also dedicate to the nation, the electrified Mysuru-Bengaluru railway line. Later in the day, PM will address a public rally in Mysuru. The city of Hyderabad is set to host two mega technology events –Nasscom India Leadership Forum (ILF) and WCIT –concurrently from Monday. Both the summit will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre from Monday through Thursday. Since Nasscom is the host of the of WCIT, the 26th edition of ILF is a limited edition. Telangana is the state partner for both the events.

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12.40 pm: Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate a new block of the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) hospital in Mysore.

12.20 pm: In the evening hours today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Mysuru.

12.00 pm: Later today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Palace Queen Humsafar Express. This train will connect Mysuru in Karnataka and Udaipur in Rajasthan.

11.45 am: PM Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone for the eight-lane highway between Mysuru-Bengaluru.

11.30 am: Video conference of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended.

11.27 am: Skilling citizens for the workplace of the future is now a global imperative. In India, we have launched the National Skill Development Mission to prepare our children and youth for a productive and bright future: PM Modi at WCIT.

11.25 am: Disruptive technologies such as Block-chain and the Internet of Things, will have a profound impact in the way we live and work. They will require rapid adaptation in our workplaces: PM Narendra Modi.

11: 21 am: We stand today, at a moment in history, when technology, if used well for public good, can deliver lasting prosperity to mankind and a sustainable future for our planet: PM

11: 18 am: Government e-Marketplace has been envisioned as the National Procurement Portal of India. It enables small and medium enterprises to compete in meeting the procurement requirements of the Government: PM

11: 16 am: We have come a long way with the convergence of Make In India & Digital India. From only two mobile factories in India in 2014, today there are 118 mobile manufacturing factories operational in India, including some of the best global brands: PM

11: 14 am: To ensure digital literacy reaches each household, PM Modi said, “We have initiated an Pradhan Mantri Rural Digital Literacy Mission to make 60 million adults digitally literate in rural India. Under this 10 million people have already been trained.”

11: 12 am: Digital India has not remained merely a Government initiative, but has become a way of life. Technology has transcended powerpoint presentations and has become an inseparable part of people’s lives: PM

11: 10 am: Speaking about Digital India, PM said that it is a journey bringing about digital inclusion for digital empowerment aided by digital infrastructure for digital delivery of services.

11: 06 am: Today, India is the hot-spot of digital innovation, across all sectors. We not only possess a growing number of innovative entrepreneurs, but also a growing market for tech innovation. We were and we remain one of the most tech friendly populations in the world: PM

11: 04 am: PM says that the concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family”, is deeply imbibed in Indian philosophy. “It reflects our inclusive traditions,” PM said.

11: 02 am: “I am happy to inaugurate the World Congress on Information Technology. This event is being held in India for the first time. It has been organized in partnership with NASSCOM, WITSA and the Government of Telangana,” says PM

11: 00 am: The Prime Minister is addressing at the WCIT India 2018.

10: 50 am: PM Modi will also inaugurate the newly carved 630 steps on the Vindhyagiri hill that takes the disciples to the top for a darshan of the 58.8 feet tall monolithic statue of Bahubali

10: 38 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit Karnataka today to take part in the 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav of Bhagwan Bahubali in Shravanabelagola.

10: 30 am: PMO on its Twitter informed about PM’s visit.

9: 30 am: PM will also flag off Palace Queen Humsafar Express between Mysuru and Udaipur.

9: 15 am: It will be formally launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video-conference at 11 am.

9: 09 am: The congress, as per the report by the Hindu, will bring together over 2,500 participants, including visionaries, captains of industry, government leaders and academics, from over 80 countries.

8: 58 am: Modi will address the World Conference on Information Technology via video conference which is being held in Hyderabad.

8: 50 am: Prime Minister Modi will address the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Hyderabad on Monday.

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