India - Partner In Growth
Welcome to the January 12, 2018  bulletin of key policy decisions and high-impact news, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington DC.
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PM Modi Hails 'New India Youth' in New Year Greeting

On his last Mann ki Baat radio address for 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the youth of the country who will turn 18 in 2018 and become voters. Calling them the "New India Youth," PM Modi said they will form the basis of new India which will be free of evils like corruption, casteism, corruption and terrorism.   

FM Jaitley: 'Green Shoots' of India's Reforms Visible

Asserting that India is the only economy to undertake a number of structural reforms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said these measures can create a "transient hiatus" but "green shoots" are already coming out. Jaitley said that even when the world economy has slowed down, India continued to grow at a reasonable pace.

PM Modi to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Prime Minister Modi will travel to Switzerland on a two-day visit during which he will deliver the keynote address at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. This will be the first participation by an Indian prime minister in the WEF in over two decades. PM Modi will also have a bilateral meeting with Alain Berset, the President of the Swiss Confederation.

India Takes Steps to Fix Banks with $12.6 Billion Bond Plan