The eighth edition of the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES 2017) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump in Hyderabad today. Photo: AFP
The eighth edition of the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES 2017) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump in Hyderabad today. Photo: AFP

GES 2017 LIVE: PM Modi invites global entrepreneurs to invest in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump inaugurated the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES 2017) in Hyderabad today. Here are the latest updates

NEW DELHI : New Delhi/Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump, the adviser and daughter of US President Donald Trump, opened the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES 2017) in Hyderabad on Tuesday. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Hyderabad Metro earlier in the day. PM Modi will later host a dinner for Ivanka Trump at Hyderabad’s Falaknuma Palace Hotel. Here are the latest updates:

28 Nov 2017, 09:40:00 PM IST

PM Modi has proved transformational change possible: Ivanka Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that transformational change is possible in rising from a humble tea seller to heading the country, said Ivanka Trump at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad. “From your childhood selling tea to your election as India’s prime minister, you’ve proven that transformational change is possible,” she said. “And now, you are bringing that promise to hundreds of millions of people across your country. Thank you.”

28 Nov 2017, 08:35:00 PM IST

PM invites global entrepreneurs to invest in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited global entrepreneurs to invest in India, saying that the government has undertaken a host of taxation and other reforms to create an investor friendly environment.Speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, being attended by US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, Modi said his government has scrapped over 1,200 outdated laws, eased 87 rules for foreign investment in 21 sectors, and taken several processes online.He said efforts by his government to improve business environment have resulted in a jump in India’s ranking in the World Bank’s ease of doing business report, from 142 to 100, in three years. Moody’s Investor Service too has upgraded its India rating.“To my entrepreneur friends from across the globe, I would like to say: ‘Come, Make in India, Invest in India—for India, and for the world,” said the prime minister. (PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 08:10:00 PM IST

Reducing gender gap can help India boost GDP: Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump today said reducing gender gap in the labour force by half can help boost Indian economy by over $ 150 billion in the next three years and reiterated her father’s words that “India has a true friend in the White House”. In her keynote address at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017), she showered lavish praise on PM Narendra Modi who is “doing to build India as a thriving economy—a beacon of democracy—and a symbol of hope to the world. What you are achieving is truly extraordinary”.“Here in India, I want to applaud Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his firm belief that ‘the progress of humanity is incomplete without the empowerment of women’,” she stressed.(PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 05:59:00 PM IST

Woman is an incarnation of Shakti, says PM Modi in his address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the GES 2017. Here are the main highlights of his speech:— Woman is an incarnation of Shakti- the Goddess of power. We believe women empowerment is crucial to our development.— In India, we have constitutionally provided for not less than one third of women representation in rural and urban local bodies, ensuring women’s participation in grass-root level decision making.— Smartphone users in India projected to grow to 580 mn by 2018, offering opportunities for job creation. (PTI)— Our govt has taken several step to improve business environment. The jump in ease of doing business is a result of this initiative.— We have made Aadhaar, world’s largest digital database.— Under the Atal Innovation Mission, we are opening Tinkering Labs in more than 900 schools to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among children.— Three out of four oldest High Courts in India are now headed by women judges. Our sportswomen have done the country proud. This very city of Hyderabad is home to Saina nehwal, PV Sindhu, & Sania Mirza, who have brought laurels to India.

28 Nov 2017, 05:22:00 PM IST

Ivanka Trump addresses inaugural plenary session

Ivanka Trump is addressing the inaugural plenary of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. She starts by thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Thank you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all that you are doing to build India as a thriving economy—a beacon of democracy—and a symbol of hope to the world. What you are achieving is truly extraordinary. From your childhood selling tea to your election as India’s Prime Minister, you’ve proven that transformational change is possible,” she said.

28 Nov 2017, 05:20:00 PM IST

Narendra Modi, Ivanka Trump at the inauguration of GES 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Ivanka Trump during the inauguration of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Ivanka Trump during the inauguration of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Photo: PTI

28 Nov 2017, 05:16:00 PM IST

PM Modi, Ivanka Trump inaugurate GES 2017

PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump initiate the logo launch for the GES2017 with ‘Mitra’, an indigenous robot developed by a young startup of Bengaluru.

28 Nov 2017, 04:43:00 PM IST

Ivanka Trump was invited by PM Modi to attend GES 2017

Ivanka Trump, who is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman, was invited by Modi during his visit to the White House in June to speak at the Summit. She is leading the US contingent at the Summit, which has ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’ as its theme. Modi will host dinner for her at the famous Falaknuma Palace Hotel this evening. (PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 04:21:00 PM IST

GES 2017 to boost India-US ties: Niti Aayog

The GES 2017 will go a long way in strengthening India-US bilateral ties, tweets Niti Aayog. Will provide a huge impetus to entrepreneurship in India!

28 Nov 2017, 03:55:00 PM IST

PM Modi reaches GES 2017 venue in Hyderabad, meets Ivanka Trump

28 Nov 2017, 03:49:00 PM IST

GES 2017: Ivanka Trump meets Sushma Swaraj

28 Nov 2017, 03:36:00 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman to speak in plenary session at 5.20pm

28 Nov 2017, 02:59:00 PM IST

PM Modi hosting dinner for Ivanka Trump, other dignitaries at Falaknuma Palace hotel

There would be traffic restrictions around Falaknuma Palace Hotel in old city area where the prime minister and Ivanka Trump along with top industrialists and dignitaries are expected to visit for dinner tonight. (PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 02:45:00 PM IST

Heavy security in place for GES 2017

The GES, being attended by over 1,500 delegates, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening. As part of security arrangements for the high-profile event, restrictions have been put in place with regard to movement of people and vehicular traffic in and around the venue, the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), at Madhapur, which is an IT hub. A senior police official said as many as 10,000 security personnel have been deployed to keep vigil for the next three days.(PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 02:41:00 PM IST

GES: IT employees in Hyderabad told to work from home

Some of the IT firms located at Madhapur in Hyderabad have asked their employees to work from home today and for the next two days keeping in view restrictions put in place for the global summit being attended by US President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump. (PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 02:37:00 PM IST

PM Modi takes a ride in the newly inaugurated Hyderabad Metro

28 Nov 2017, 02:29:00 PM IST

We believe in cooperative federalism: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “We believe in cooperative federalism. There is no question of discriminating against states where we are not in power. We are committed for the overall development of our country.” (ANI)

28 Nov 2017, 02:26:00 PM IST

‘TSavari’ app to be launched for Hyderabad Metro

The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) would also start feeder services for the metro. A smart card was launched on Saturday for metro rail passengers. The card would be used for multiple modes of transport in future. A mobile application—‘T Savari’—would also be launched. The app provides quick interface for metro services. Under the project, sky-walks will be also be built connecting the stations directly to commercial complexes, stadiums and offices. (PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 02:23:00 PM IST

Hyderabad Metro is largest PPP project in world

Telangana’s Information Technology minister K. T. Rama Rao claimed that the Hyderabad metro rail is the most innovative and largest such project in the world in public private partnership (PPP). The concessionaire, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, has fixed a minimum fare of Rs10 for a distance of up to two km and the maximum fare is Rs60 for a distance of more than 26 km. Each train would initially have three coaches and 330 people can travel in each coach. The number of coaches can be increased to six depending on the traffic, Rao said. (PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 02:18:00 PM IST

Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao receives PM Modi at the airport

28 Nov 2017, 02:11:00 PM IST

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao will also be present with PM Modi

During the inaugural run, PM Modi and Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will travel by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally, and back. The trains would run from 6am to 10pm initially and the timings would be rescheduled to 5:30am to 11pm, depending on the traffic and demand, Telangana’s Information Technology minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Saturday. (PTI)

28 Nov 2017, 02:09:00 PM IST

PM Modi reaches Hyderabad to inaugurate Metro Rail today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Hyderabad to inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro Rail today. The 30 km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, would be launched by the Prime Minister shortly at Miyapur station. Its commercial operations would start the day after. (PTI)

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