19
Thursday
April 2018
9:20 PM IST
News Headlines
Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London        Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92        Manmohan Singh on Kathua, Unnao rape cases: ‘PM Narendra Modi should follow own advice to me, speak more often’        Kathua rape ‘barbaric’, says President Kovind        KKR breach Rajasthan fortress at Jaipur, beat RR by 7 wickets        Virat Kohli downbeat despite smashing IPL run record        BJP ministers in J&K government asked to resign, to be replaced with new faces        Banks are unable to meet the demand for cash, says ATM industry        India, Sweden to enhance cooperation in defence, cyber security        Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete        Mumbai outplay Bangalore in IPL tie        Kolkata Police summons cricketer Mohammed Shami in domestic abuse case        10-man Bengaluru FC thrash Mohun Bagan to set up Super Cup final with East Bengal        Countrywide protests demanding justice in Kathua and Unnao rape cases        Former FBI director James Comey makes shocking claims about Trump        Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to work as Commonwealth youth ambassadors        Manchester City crowned Premier League champions as?Manchester United drop points        IPL-2018: KKR canter to 71-run win over Delhi        Watch Video: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils / Pre-match analysis        Putin: attack on Syria act of aggression        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
India, Singapore to explore new areas of cooperation during Modi visit
 
Singapore, Apr 6 (PTI) India and Singapore will explore areas of further cooperation and take stock of progress of their strategic partnership during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's June visit here.

"It would be a good opportunity for both sides to take stock of the progress that we have made in different pillars of our strategic partnership, and explore areas for further cooperation," Singaporean Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung said today.

"Next, we can collaborate to develop our technology and innovation ecosystems. Technology is changing the way we work, and how services are delivered and consumed," said Ong, noting that "India has embraced this wave of change".

Addressing the 12th International Conference on South Asia here, the minister highlighted India's achievement along with technology, such as Jan Dhan Yojana programme, Aadhaar and India Stack.

Financial technology, Ong said, has accelerated the digitisation of financial services in India.

"So in India, we have found a kindred spirit, because fintech is also a key activity Singapore is promoting.

"India has a vast market, and in Singapore, we have almost every global financial institution operating here, and they are interested in investing in and serving the Indian market. So there is a clear synergy between us," he stressed.

Singapore, the minister said, is watching significant developments in India closely, such as the introduction of goods and services tax, adding "finally, India is a one single market".

Demonetisation has boosted digital payments in India while initiatives such as Make in India, Skill India and Start-Up India are aimed at facilitating job creation and inclusive growth, he added.

"Our economic relationship with India is healthy and growing," Ong said underlining the two countries' bilateral ties.

India is part of ongoing negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement together with ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, he said.

Sounding optimistic on the region, Ong said "So long as China and India, East Asia and South Asia remain stable and continue to grow, the entire thoroughfare of Southeast Asia, including Singapore, will stand to benefit".

"But we need to work hard, be of service to others, be innovative, and add value wherever we can," he said.

The annual conference was organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies, a think tank of the National University of Singapore.


Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London
Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92
India, Sweden to enhance cooperation in defence, cyber security
Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete
Former FBI director James Comey makes shocking claims about Trump
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to work as Commonwealth youth ambassadors
Putin: attack on Syria act of aggression
'Large part' of Syria chemical arsenal destroyed: France
Hope authorities bring Kathua rape perpetrators to justice: UN
Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life
India should take steps to ensure privacy in biometric identification programmes: IMF
Trump lauds US administration for handling IS in Syria
Six ministers quit Sri Lanka's troubled government
Mark Zuckerberg testimony: Facebook CEO says his data too compromised by Cambridge Analytica
Algeria struck by its worst-ever plane crash, more than 250 dead
Trump goes ballistic as FBI closes in, raids his personal lawyer
Poisoned Russian ex-spy's daughter Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital
Japanese man, 112, recognized as world's oldest male
Kim makes first official mention of US-N Korea talks
Iranians among 14 killed in Syria airbase attack, Israel to be blamed?
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Women being vocal is still new to the world: Priyanka Chopra
 (New Delhi, Apr 12, 2018): Priyanka Chopra believes that women have started to stand up agai  
Shooting of 'Student of the Year 2' begins in Dehradun
Challenging to play Thackeray, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Shah Rukh Khan's wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds Delhi
KERALA NEWS
Hate speech on Kathua rape victim: Case against Kotak Mahindra Bank employee Vishnu Nandakumar
 (Kochi, Apr 14, 2018): Kerala Police on Saturday said they have registered a case against a p
Gang attacks BJP leader in Thiruvananthapuram
Govt doctors on indefinite stir in Kerala
Radio Jockey's murder: Ali Bhai confesses to the crime
NATIONAL NEWS
Manmohan Singh on Kathua, Unnao rape cases: ‘PM Narendra Modi should follow own advice to me, speak more often’
 (New Delhi, Apr 18, 2018):Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his long silence ov
Kathua rape ‘barbaric’, says President Kovind
BJP ministers in J&K government asked to resign, to be replaced with new faces
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K's Rajouri
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.