Last week, the Department of State led a delegation of technology executives from U.S.-based companies to India to explore the challenges we face in fully engaging the potential of women in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector to meet the demands of our global economy. Headed by Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alyssa Ayres, the delegation visited government offices, universities, local and multinational companies, and industry groups in New Delhi and Bangalore. MORE
"My life is my message." - M. K. Gandhi
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are currently in New Delhi, where they met with Gandhi’s granddaughter and toured the building where Gandhi spent the last years of his life, which is now the Gandhi Smriti museum. Read more about his trip on the White House Blog.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid during a news conference in New Delhi, India on June 24, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/06/211036.htm
Tune into www.state.gov at 9:30 AM EDT to watch Secretary Kerry deliver remarks on U.S.-India relations.
Secretary Kerry is in India June 23-25, continuing a long tradition of diplomatic engagement between the United States and India.
About the Author: Ann Stock serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Today, in the Gambia, alumni of Department of State-sponsored exchange programs will form environmental clubs with 100 under-served youth to create and maintain a seed bank, and plant tree nurseries.
Today in Bangalore, India, Parvati Gubbi, a secondary teacher of science and alumna of the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program, will teach students to practice sustainable lifestyles and, “become champions of change for a cleaner and greener habitat for the future.”
Today, here in the United States, 13 International Visitor Leadership Program participants… more »
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, far right, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., February 21, 2013. Also pictured, left to right, are Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Nirupama Rao, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
About the Author: Robert D. Hormats serves as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.
I recently spoke at the 13th annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi, India. My remarks focused largely on the importance of creating a good environment for investment in the agricultural sector. I emphasized the particular need to improve food supply chains that connect farmers to markets. Significant additional improvements in food supply chain infrastructure are needed to reduce post-harvest food losses, which are disturbingly high in many parts of the world.
Some important progress already has been made. The Government of India recently took steps to open India’s multi-brand retail sector to encourage foreign direct investment. This investment is critical for India’s overall economic growth prospects as well as the development of India’s food storage and distribution industry. As Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh explained, an organized and efficient… more »