The Week at a Glance
The three-day visit of Prime Minister Modi to the US, marks the first face to face meeting with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his first ever Quad Summit. Quad countries agreed to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and to update or communicate ambitious NDCs by the upcoming UK conference on Climate change at COP26. PM Modi’s address at UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) focused on the global challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic, Climate change and terrorism. Bilateral discussions on collaboration in the areas of space co-operation, Information Technology and healthcare sector
Through the extensive meetings with the CEOs of Adobe, Qualcomm, First Solar, General Atomics and Blackstone, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the vast opportunities and thus encouraged them to come up with investments in India. Discussions with the CEOs of five major companies were held on various tech-related opportunities, strides in 5G, ed-tech ideas, supporting the new start-ups, investing in solar energy and the green hydrogen mission. The three-day busy visit to the US was concluded with his speech at the UNGA and ambitious initiatives aimed at deepening ties between India and other superpowers that shall advance practical co-operation on the 21st Century Challenges.