Six crore people have access to internet in 2014. It is 80 crore today. It increased from six to 80. There were 25 crore internet users. Today, it is 85 crores. In this nation, we have installed a 25 lakh kilometer optical fiber network, according to Jaishankar.
On Sunday, S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, said that India’s digitalization is a global phenomenon. “Why is India so fascinating to the rest of the world? Today? The EAM made this statement while speaking with intellectuals in Dharwad, Karnataka. “It is in the digitisation of India,” he remarked.
Six crore people have access to internet in 2014. It is 80 crore today. It increased from six to 80. There were 25 crore internet users. Today, it is 85 crores. In this nation, we have installed optical fiber cable totaling 25 lakh kilometers, according to Jaishankar. “There are now over 100 crore mobile subscribers. Every month, we do 800 crore UPI transactions. In reality, we do seven crore authentications daily. The world is watching this, and now they have a different perception of India, which they previously associated with poverty, backwardness, red tape, and bureaucracy, the EAM stated while speaking to the people of Dharwad.
He mentioned a buddy of his who returned to India for the G20 summit after a five-year absence. He is an outsider. And he said that nowadays, everywhere he travels in India, he sees infrastructure being built. That was his major impression. Construction is underway for a road, an expanded airport, and a railroad line. Metro is approaching. Housing is happening. The world is now very, very attracted by this feeling, this energy, and this activity in India, the minister remarked. Jaishankar explained how India dealt with COVID, saying that in three years, “we actually practically started from scratch, became PPE manufacturers, ventilator manufacturers, mass manufacturers, hydroxychloroquine exporters, vaccine producers, and vaccine exporters.”
This weekend, Jaishankar is visiting Karnataka, which is up for election, for two days. Jaishankar will spend his two days in Bengaluru’s capital city touring the Hubbali and Belagavi areas.
Jaishankar said that the goal of India hosting the G20 is to prepare both India and the globe. He made this statement while engaging with the people on Sunday in Bengaluru. While engaging with the people in Bengaluru, the EAM said, “The motto of us hosting the G20 is about getting the world ready for India and India ready for the world.”
“We have taken up the G20 at a crucial juncture in the world,” the minister remarked. We identified the problems encountered by the 125 non-G20 nations after consulting with them. Additionally, nations often host the G20 meetings in their major cities as well as one to two other places. We will carry out this, which is democratization of foreign policy, across 60 cities, across states, and across union territories, according to Jaishankar.
In a globalized world, Jaishankar said, India wants every state and city to be more aware of the outside world because that is where our possibilities lie. For other places, it’s a huge event, and they’re fairly enthusiastic, he said, “whereas a city like Bengaluru is used to foreigners coming and visiting,” he added.