Israel's startup success will help youths via iCreate: Modi


Jhirad, who is also the president and managing trustee of Bene Israel Heritage Museum and Genealogical Centre, said the magazine's editorial advisory board includes MPs Poonam Mahajan and Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

An invitation to Bollywood by Israeli Ambassador in India Daniel Carmon says that Israel honours Bollywood's starring role in contemporary Indian culture and offers Bollywood many opportunities with its rich history, culture, diversity and breathtaking landscape.

Celebrating 25 years of a symbiotic relationship, India and Israel are seeking new milestones of cooperation and progress in fields as diverse as bilateral trade and Bollywood.

Netanyahu toured the Taj Mahal on Tuesday and will also visit Modi's home state of Gujarat and India's financial capital Mumbai.

During this trip, which follow's Modi's visit to Israel a year ago, there was hardly any talk of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but lots of enthusiasm for nearly every other aspect of Israel, from security to innovation.

Around 50 stages were erected on the roadside along the stretch to showcase performances by troupes of different states to welcome the guests.

PM Netanyahu at iCreate with Indian PM Modi. They inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Date Palms at Kukama, Kutch District, through a video link.

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The two Prime Ministers also witnessed the demonstration of a vehicle that is equipped to conduct desalination of seawater.

The jeep is said to cost around 390,000 shekels (approximately Dollars 111,000).

Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, who reached in Mumbai on Wednesday evening, were given a grand welcome to the city and warmly received by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Mr Modi's embrace of Mr Netanyahu goes beyond mere symbolism: it is, in fact, a solidarity that is based on a broader convergence, that is the pursuit of a muscular, overtly religious - and polarizing - political line at home and overseas. Called the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate), a public-private partnership (PPP) venture set up to nurture entrepreneurs by providing them funds, space, mentors and other facilities.

The iCreate Center exhibited 36 startups, 18 from each country, chosen to participate in a unique "Bridge to Innovation" plan, the goal of which is to find joint responses to global water, agriculture and health challenges.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed agreements to collaborate on cybersecurity, energy, the film industry, and air transportation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to statements by the office of the Israeli prime minister and by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

Gandhi had spent a large part of his life in the Sabarmati Ashram after he returned to India from South Africa to lead India's non-violent freedom struggle.