Washington D.C., Sept.22 - Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal has said that with sustainable long-term structural environment in India, the country may see two or three decades of double digit growth.
"The fact is that India is changing its structure. So, we are not looking for short-term solutions for the welfare of the people. We are looking for sustainable long-term structural environment and to bring a framework in which India continues to prosper for years to come. The way India is growing, I would not be surprised to see two and three decades of double digit growth going forward," Goyal told ANI here.
Goyal also reiterated that the Narendra Modi Government will introduce reforms to improve the 'ease of doing business'.
Washington D.C., Sept. 22 - Expressing his satisfaction with the way India and United States are working together to expand their bilateral relationship in the energy sector, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Piyush Goyal said dialogue on energy cooperation between the two countries has been very engaging.
"The dialogue on the energy side was very engaging. We have been able to talk through a lot of technological and innovative solutions to our challenges to low cost energy access to the people of India. We have been able to look at great integration of grid for renewable energy, clean energy, clean coal technologies, what we need to do for energy efficiencies," Goyal told ANI.
Washington DC, Sept 22 : Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has called upon American investors to invest in the development of infrastructure in India.
Speaking at the 40th leadership Summit of US-India Business Council ( USIBC), she said the Indian Government had taken several measures, both executive and legislative, to ease business environment. "Indian states have been ranked and we are emerging as one of the most favoured business destinations for the investors," she added.
Washington D.C., Sept.22 - United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal has said that Washington wants to see India rising and become a global economic engine, and that is why the ambitious target of increasing bilateral trade between the two nations five-fold to 500 billion dollars is apt.
Washington D.C., Sept. 22 - United States Vice-President Joe Biden has said their goal is to become India's best friend and both the nations should work together as strategic partners to bring about a safer and prosperous world.
"Our goal is to become India's best friend. The President and I, and the entire administration believe that the India-US relationship will be a relationship that will go a long way in defining the findings of the 21st century," said Biden, while speaking at the 40th leadership Summit of US-India Business Council (USIBC).
Washington D.C., Sept.22 - Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group and Indra Nooyi, CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo were felicitated here at the 40th leadership U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) Summit for their 'commitment towards building a more inclusive global economy'.
Meanwhile, Ajaypal Singh Banga (CEO, MasterCard) concluded his term as USIBC Chairman and is replaced by John Chambers (CISCO executive Chairman).
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, and other high-ranking officials from both governments, along with captains of industry from both countries, will be addressing the USIBC to kick off the first U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. (ANI)
Washington D.C., Sept.22 - Pakistan's former envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani on Monday said Islamabad claims that India is violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), but evidences suggest that "all attempts to penetrate the LoC have originated from the Pakistani side".
"I think the Pakistani side claims that India is violating the ceasefire, but evidences suggest that all attempts to infiltrate the LoC have almost always emanated from the Pakistani side," Haqqani told ANI.
He stressed that Pakistan wants to change the status quo in Kashmir, but as far as India is concerned, she is happy with it.
Washington D. C., Sept. 21 - Amazon has added a new option to its voice-guided Echo speaker in an update.
According to the Engadget, the new feature Trove allows the users to ask the device to read the top news headlines on a given subject.
The users just have to say as much, without even any need to look at their phone.
Also, the update has fine-tuned control over alarms and timers, including the ability to cancel specific alerts and asking when multiple timers will run out. (ANI)
Washington D. C., Sept. 21 - Microsoft's new wearable hardware Band 2 images have leaked on the Internet.
According to the Verge, the Spanish site Microsoft Insider has obtained the images. They claim that the images are official renders of the new wearable.
The images show that the tracker will feature a curved display with a new metallic finish.
There has not been much revealed regarding the product's launch. (ANI)
Washington D. C., Sept. 21 - Apple has reported its first sustained security breach on its iOS software platform.
According to the Verge, Apple has removed malware-infected apps from the App Store. The malware is known as XcodeGhost. It worked its way into several apps by convincing developers to use a counterfeit version of Xcode, which is the software used to create iOS and Mac apps.
Christine Monaghan, Apple spokesperson said that they have removed the apps from the App Store that they know have been created with this counterfeit software. They are working with the developers to make sure they are using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps.
Washington D.C., Sept.21 - The India-United States CEO's Forum set up by President Obama and Prime Minister Modi will be discussing how smart cities can be developed in India as part of a wide ranging agenda, according to Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Telecom.
Speaking with ANI on the sidelines of the India- U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue of which the CEO's forum is a central part, Mr. Sunil Mittal said the Indian side will seek American participation in the development of the smart cities concept along with digital infrastructure.
Mr. Mittal added that several American companies had expressed interest in investing in India in the digital and smart cities concept.
Washington D.C, Sept 21. - The U.S. has said that talks between India and Pakistan are important and that it is upto both the nations to determine the scope, character and timing of the dialogue. These comments were made by the U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma on the eve of the India - U.S. Strategic Dialogue which begins in Washington today.
Washington D.C., Sept. 21 - The CEO of India's leading pharmaceutical company - BioCon - Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw who, is in Washington to participate in the CEO's Forum of the India - US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, has warned that excessive lobbying by American pharmaceutical companies aimed at establishing a domination in the Indian market is not in the interest of the Indian common man because of price issues stemming from data exclusivity and patent linkages.
India, she said, should be wary of such lobbying and should urge the U.S. side to create a climate good for both nations with their unique market situations.
Washington D.C, Sept 20 - A team of researchers have proposed a new way to chart the cosmos in 3-D.
If only calculating the distance between Earth and far-off galaxies was as easy as pulling out the old measuring tape. Now, UBC researchers are proposing a new way to calculate distances in the cosmos using mysterious bursts of energy.
In the study, researchers proposed a new way to calculate cosmological distances using the bursts of energy also known as fast radio bursts. The method allows researchers to position distant galaxies in three dimensions and map out the cosmos.
Washington D.C, Sept.19 - A team of researchers has revealed that they were able to predict whether worms would live long by measuring how they move towards an appealing, food-like scent.
The Salk Institute finding shows how nematodes (Caenorhabditis elegans) process information about the environment and how circuits in the brain change as an animal ages.
"We're not saying that your ability to smell is going to make you live longer," says Sreekanth Chalasani, adding "but this odor behavior is likely indicative of some kind of underlying physiology."
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