Amazon chief Jeff Bezos said 21st Century belongs to India; check what Narayan Murthy, Infosys co-founder said
Amazon to export India made goods worth $10 billion by 2025. The world's richest man also pledged to invest $ 1 billion to digitize small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India
Amazon founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Bezos said that the e-commerce major would use its global footprints to export "make in India' goods worth $10 billion by 2025. Bezos is on a three-day visit to India.
The world's richest man also pledged to invest $ 1 billion to digitize small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India.
Underscoring India's prospects in the 21st century, Bezos said that the century belonged to India and there would be an alliance between the US and India. The CEO said that India had something special and was full of dynamism and energy.
On his space venture Blue Origin, Bezos said that "Earth is finite. If we continue to grow and consume energy and expand, in the long run we are going to move the polluting industries to space and earth can be this place to live." We will need to do something to take care of the planet, he added.
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"We need a dynamic entrepreneurial civilisation in space. Two kids in a dorm room could build a Facebook, but that cannot happen in space. It’s huge cost. Want to reduce the cost of access to space by large magnitude so that two kids in a dorm room could start a space company," Bezos said.
Praising Bezos, Narayan Murthy, Co founder of Indian IT major Infosys said "Jeff predicted 21st century will be India's century but the responsibility of making that prediction lies on our shoulder. 21st century can become India's century only if India becomes economically powerful."
"The current productivity should go from $2000 to three or four times higher," Murthy said adding "We should think of differentiating all value proposition." he further said that country needed to attract people who were smart. and were better than you."
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Amazon founder also said that he would have been a software engineer, had Amazon not happened to him.