During his September visit, Prime Minister Modi participated in the Digital India Technology event in Silicon Valley along with top CEOs. He mentioned that "Digital India is an enterprise for the transformation of India in a scale model unmatched in human history. Nothing else will do in a country with 800 million impatient youths waiting for change".
"We see a steady growth in this space and we expect it to continue to grow nicely," said the author of a recent report on the total valuation of India's top 30 enterprise software product companies, which now reaches $10.25 billion.
US President Barack Obama presented the prestigious National Humanities Medal to Pulitzer Prize winner, Jhumpa Lahiri, in recognition of her "beautifully wrought narratives of estrangement and belonging" which highlight the "Indian-American experience".
"This digitized version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi would be instrumental in preserving the valuable national heritage and disseminating it for all of humankind," said Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley at the launch.
In the bustling city of Mumbai, taxis will crowd popular areas, waiting for passengers to hop inside. In order to secure customers, some drivers amp up the look of their vehicles, adding lights, glitter balls or sound systems, making their service more than merely functional.