By Mousume Roy, APAC Reporter, HCL Technologies Ltd.


While addressing the vibrant Indian community at the G7 summit in Munich, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Today, the New India is at the forefront of Industry 4.0. Be it IT or digital technology, India is shining at every front".

Highlighting India’s growth story, the Prime Minister affirmed "There was a time when India was nowhere in the race of startups. Today, we are the third-largest startup ecosystem. Similarly, we used to import even the simplest phones, today, we are the second-largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world," he said.

Commenting on Prime Minister’s address, Sukamal Banerjee, Corporate Vice President, Industry Software Division and IoT WoRKS™, HCL Technologies said, “With over 600 million connected consumers in India and massive technology investments by the government, the implication of Industry 4.0 being a reality is immense for every segment from startups to manufacturing, supply chain, and sustainability—when orchestrated with an effective offering framework like IndustryNext.

During his two-day visit to Germany, Prime Minister Modi met many of his counterparts from the US, Japan, Argentina, and Italy, as well as other world leaders to discuss issues aimed at furthering global well-being and prosperity.

Speaking at a G7 session on climate, energy, and health, Modi said, “There's a misconception that poor countries cause more damage to the environment. Although 17 percent of the world’s population resides in India, its contribution of global carbon emissions is only 5 percent.

He added, India’s dedication to climate commitments is evident from its performance. India has achieved the target of 40 percent energy capacity from non-fossil sources nine years before time.

“The target of 10 per cent ethanol-blending in petrol has been achieved 5 months before time.  India has the world’s first fully solar power-operated airport. India’s huge railway system will become net zero in this decade,” he said.

After attending a productive two-day G7 Summit in Germany, the Prime Minister has left for UAE to pay condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyah, the former UAE President and Abu Dhabi ruler.  On Twitter, he thanked the country for the "hospitality". "I thank the people of Germany, @Bundeskanzler Scholz, and the German Government for their hospitality during the entire visit. I am confident India-Germany friendship will scale newer heights in the times to come."