President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump bid farewell to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., June 26, following meetings and dinner. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Samosas, Chai, and tech, entrepreneurship, IIT wizards, all assembled for a talk at the IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference. President Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) — India’s biggest tax reform since independence — came into force. Spending a week in Mainland China, more facts less fiction.
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Cookies, Macarons, Samosas, Chai, and Coffee along with tech, entrepreneurship, IIT wizards, all assembled for a talk at the IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference held on June 17 inside the halls of Santa Clara Convention Center, writes our youth editor Vansh A. Gupta.
President Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House, June 26, for an official visit to Washington, D.C. The leaders expressed confidence that, together, the United States and India will provide strong leadership to address global challenges and build prosperity for their citizens in the decades to come. Siliconeer presents highlights of Prime Minister Modi’s visit.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) — India’s biggest tax reform since independence — came into force July 1, after 17 tumultuous years of debate, unifying more than a dozen central and state levies but doubts remained if the transition to a national sales tax will be without any glitch. Siliconeer looks at highlights of the new tax regime and the challenges facing its success.
The U.S. has started rolling out for India, its Global Entry program which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Navtej Sarna became the first Indian national to enroll in the program, July 3. With this India has becomes only the 11th country whose citizens are eligible to enroll in the Customs and Border Protection initiative, writes Lalit K. Jha.
After spending more than a week in Shanghai and Beijing, I conclude that the Chinese are friendly and gracious though little inscrutable due to the language barrier. Also, India is far behind China in almost any visible benchmarks of progress: infrastructure, cleanliness, public transport and managing urban spaces, especially the cities. It does make one wonder whether democracy and development can ever co-exist. And also question whether democracy and basic civic sense is compatible. One advantage that Indians have over the Chinese is speaking English that makes the country better placed to service the world, though President Donald Trump is trying to make this as difficult as possible, writes Siddharth Srivastava.
The Government of India has approved the disinvestment of the beleaguered national air carrier Air India that ran for almost 70 years and ushered the new born nation into a jet age. This is despite the airline, whose mascot “the Maharaja” stirs up nostalgia in all ages, enjoying global renown and being placed at par with the likes of Lufthansa, Emirates and British Airways, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.