Great Time To Invest In India: PM Modi Tells IBM CEO

PM Modi mentioned the nation is shifting ahead with the imaginative and prescient of a self-sufficient India (File)

New Delhi:

It is a nice time to spend money on India and the nation is welcoming investments within the tech sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised IBM CEO Arvind Krishna on Monday.

In a digital interplay with Krishna, the prime minister famous that whereas the world is witnessing a slowdown, FDI influx in India is rising.

PM Modi mentioned the nation is shifting ahead with the imaginative and prescient of a self-sufficient India so {that a} globally competent and disruption resilient native provide chain may be developed, in response to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Workplace.

Speaking concerning the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic on enterprise tradition, the prime minister mentioned “make money working from home” is being adopted in an enormous means and the federal government is consistently working in direction of offering infrastructure, connectivity and regulatory surroundings to make sure that this technological shift is easy.

PM Modi additionally mentioned the applied sciences related and challenges concerned within the latest resolution of IBM to make 75 per cent of its staff to make money working from home, the assertion mentioned.

The IBM CEO briefed the prime minister about his firm’s enormous funding plans in India and expressed confidence within the imaginative and prescient of an “Aatma nirbhar Bharat” (a self-reliant India), the assertion mentioned.

“The prime minister highlighted that it is a nice time to spend money on India. He mentioned the nation is welcoming and supporting investments happening within the tech sector. He famous that whereas the world is witnessing slowdown, FDI influx in India is rising,” the assertion mentioned.

In the middle of interplay, PM Modi explored the chances of making India-specific synthetic intelligence (AI)-based instruments within the healthcare sector and improvement of higher fashions for illness prediction and evaluation.

He underlined that the nation is shifting in direction of growing an built-in, tech and data-driven healthcare system which is inexpensive and hassle-free for the individuals.

PM Modi famous that IBM can play an vital function in taking ahead the healthcare imaginative and prescient.

Krishna appreciated the prime minister’s imaginative and prescient for Ayushman Bharat (the all-India healthcare scheme) and talked about utilizing expertise for early identification of illnesses.

PM Modi appreciated the function performed by IBM, in affiliation with CBSE, in direction of launching of AI curriculum in 200 colleges in India.

He mentioned the federal government is working in direction of introducing college students to ideas similar to AI and machine studying at an early stage, to additional the tech temperament within the nation.

Krishna mentioned instructing about expertise and knowledge ought to be within the class of fundamental abilities like algebra, which must be taught with ardour, and ought to be launched early.

Different areas of debate included the problems of information safety, cyber assaults, issues round privateness and well being advantages of yoga.

PM Modi additionally congratulated Krishna on turning into the worldwide head of IBM earlier this yr.

He talked about the sturdy connection of IBM with India and its enormous presence within the nation, with over one lakh individuals working throughout 20 cities within the firm.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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