Narendra Modi Live: Prime Minister speaks at Bengaluru Tech Summit; says Digital India now a way of life

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Updated: November 19, 2020 12:04:31 pm

Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister said that his government launched digital India 5 years back, which he said is no longer being seen any normal government initiative, but is now a way of life for poor and marginalised.

About 2,600 students would be getting their degrees and diplomas at the convocation.About 2,600 students would be getting their degrees and diplomas at the convocation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government’s policy decisions are always aimed at liberalising technolgy and innovations industry. PM Modi added that the government has eased the compliance burden on the IT industry. He further said that the government has always tried to engage with stakeholders in the tech industry and chart out future-proof policy frameworks for India. The Prime Minister was speaking at the Bengaluru Tech Summit on the theme of “Next is Now”, focusing on the world that will be post the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister said that his government launched digital India 5 years back, which he said is no longer being seen as a normal government initiative, but is now a way of life for poor and marginalised.

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    11:45 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    How technology can help fighting coronavirus

    Technology gives confidence that we will be able to vaccinate a large number of population: PM Modi

    11:44 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Massive jump in number of internet users in last 5 years

    The Internet came to India around 25 years ago. As per a report, the number of internet connections crossed 750 million milestone. Over half of this number joined in the last 5 years only.

    11:43 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Possibilities of technology are endless

    The potential of our youth and possibilities of technology are endless. It is time, we give our best and leverage them. I am confident that our IT sector will keep making us proud: PM

    11:41 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Digital India -- a way of life

    We launched Digital India 5 years back. Today, I am glad to say that Digital India is no longer being seen as any regular Government initiative. Digital India has become a way of life. Particularly, for the poor, marginalised and for those in Government: PM

    11:40 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Benefits of technology are for everyone

    Using technology on a large scale has brought about several life changes for our citizens. The benefits are for everyone to see: PM

    11:39 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Human dignity through technology

    Through technology, we have enhanced human dignity. Crores of farmers receive monetary support in one click. At the peak of the lockdown, it was the technology that ensured that India’s poor received proper & quick assistance. The scale of this relief has few parallels: PM Modi

    11:38 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    India's tech industry showing resillence

    The prime Minister said that amidst a global lockdown, owing to the pandemic, travel restrictions have made people work from home. At such a time, he said, India's tech industry showed its resilience.

    11:37 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Role of technology in govt schemes

    Technology is the prime reason our schemes have transcended files and changed lives of the people at such a speed and scale: PM Modi

    11:35 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Culture of hackathons

    When it comes to technology, the way ahead lies in learning and growing together. Inspired by that approach, a number of incubation centres are opening in India. Over the last few years, a culture of hackathons has been organised in India. I have attended some of them too: PM

    11:34 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Change is disruptive in information era

    Achievements of the industrial era are in the rear view mirror, and now, we are in the middle of information era. Future is coming sooner than anticipated. In the industrial era, change was linear. But in the information era, change is disruptive: PM

    11:31 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    How information era is different from inustrial era

    In the industrial era, first-mover advantage was everything. In the information era, first-mover does not matter, the best-mover does. Anyone can build a product any time that disrupts all existing equations of the market: PM

    11:30 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Local tech solutions have potential to go global

    India is uniquely positioned to leap ahead in the information era. We have the best minds as well as the biggest market. Our local tech solutions have the potential to go global. It is time for tech-solutions that are Designed in India but Deployed for the World: PM Modi

    11:29 (IST)19 Nov 2020
    Liberalising tech & innovations industry

    Our policy decisions are always aimed at liberalising tech & innovations industry. Recently, we have eased the compliance burden on the IT industry. We have always tried to engage with stakeholders in the tech industry and chart out future-proof policy frameworks for India: PM Modi

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