Update published on 26/6/2023 at 11:05 am: Following meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amazon announced that it will be hiking its India investments to $26 billion by 2030, Tech Crunch reported. A majority of these funds will be allocated towards expanding Amazon Web Services in India. Amazon's current India investments stand at $11 billion. Google also announced that it will open a "global fintech operation centre" in Gujarat's GIFT city. Productive meeting with Prime Minister @NarendraModi. Discussed Amazon’s commitment to invest $26B in India by 2030; working together we will support startups, create jobs, enable exports, and empower individuals and small businesses to compete globally. pic.twitter.com/yEgy0TVqpK — Andy Jassy (@ajassy) June 23, 2023 Original story published on 23/6/2023 at 4:56 pm: "The United States and India recognize the potential of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) approaches for enabling open and inclusive digital economies," the White House announced amidst Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five-day visit to the United States. The announcement departs from recent rumours that developed nations like the US may not be biting into India's G20 push for global adoption of DPI. As we've reported, despite India's framing of DPI as a sustainable technology solution for the Global South, gaining global consensus for the movement may still very well require the support of established allies like the US. The visit also saw US President Joe Biden and Modi commit to providing global leadership for DPI implementation, including partnerships on developing DPIs that protect privacy, data security, and intellectual property. The two…
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