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WorldGovSummit Live: India, UAE fastest growing markets for Whatsapp


(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) is underway in Dubai.

A strong line-up including government representatives, dignitaries and thought leaders will discuss key themes at the event, which runs from February 10-13. More than 130 speakers across 120 interactive sessions and more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries - including heads of governments and representatives of 16 international organisations - have been confirmed to attend the event at Madinat Jumeirah.

Here are the live updates from the event:

4:15pm 200 members of our team are responsible for delivering 55 billion messages a day on Whatsapp for over a billion users, says Neeraj Arora

4:10pm .'s biggest and fastest growing market is , followed by the and Arabia, reveals

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 3:50pm The highest threat to the world areasteroid impacts, colonising other planets could help mitigate this, says Neil deGrasse Tyson

The highest threat to the world are asteriod impacts, colonizing other planets could help mitigate this. -

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 3:15pm What motivates humans to fulfill the dream of settling on the Red Planet? asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist.

What motivates humans to fulfill the dream of settling on the Red Planet? invites us to ask this question.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 2:20pm Technology should be used for development, not destruction, says Modi

The wide adoption of technology has "altered the life of humans" for the better, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the World Government Summit.

Modi, who was giving the inaugural address of the guest country, touched on many points during his speech, including the use of technology, India's achievements in the space industry and renewable energy.

He also said technology should not be used for "destructive" purposes and should instead be used to improve human lives.

"In my opinion, the biggest responsibility of the government is that technology is used for the common man as it brings great accessibility. Man fashions the tools of progress sometimes into instruments of destruction. The misuse of cyberspace for radicalization is one example of this," Modi said.

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- HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) "Despite all the progress achieved, poverty and malnutrition has not vanished from the face of the earth. At the same time, a vast amount of money and resources have been spent to increase the deadliness of missiles and bombs. We have to stay alert to use technology for progression and not for destruction. Sometimes it seems man is making the cardinal mistake of taking technology to enter nature with conflict. For the future of mankind, we need to travel on the road to coexistence and not conflict. India has shown coexistence with nature and for healthy living through a whole system, such as yoga."

2:10pm India is focusing on the key sectors of today to empower 1.25 billion people, 1/6 of humanity, contributing to the development of mankind as a whole. - Hon.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 2:00pm The cost of our Mars orbital programme is 7 Rupees per km, less than the budget of a Hollywood film, reveals Modi

India's satellite programme crossed the century mark, with some of the lowest costs in the world. The cost of our Mars orbital programme is 7 Rupees per KM, less than the budget of a Hollywood film, reveals Hon.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 1:56pm The motto of the Indian Government: Sabka saath, sabka vikas, collective efforts and inclusive growth, says Modi

The motto of the Indian Government:
Sabka Saath. Sabka Vikas.
Collective Efforts. Inclusive Growth.
- Hon.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 1:55pm Contentment is integral to attaining happiness: Modi

The real reason for man's existence is to strive for happiness. Hon. encapsulated this with a Sanskrit phrase that reads: Contentment is integral to attaining happiness.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 1:52pm Technology should be used for development, not destruction: Modi

Hon. : Technology should be used for development, not destruction.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 1:51pm "The E, in E-governance, stands for Effective, Easy, Empowered and Equitable." Hon.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 1:46pm Only 9.5% of the world's population lives below the poverty line, despite the tremendous population growth, says Modi

Today, only 9.5% of the world's population lives below the poverty line, despite the tremendous population growth, says Hon. at the .

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 1:40pm The UAE has allowed technology to be applied in the real world, says Indian PM Narendra Modi

: Hon. , Prime Minister of India, takes the stage for the inaugural address of the guest country.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 1:40pm Prime Minister gives inaugural address at in
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- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 1:15pm Economic reform is an international and global issue, says chief
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- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 1:13pm H.E. , Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will give a session titled "Using the Global Recovery to Create a Fairer World," moderated by .

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 12:45pm The 'Digital-to-Biological Converter' can help us in the process of digitising DNA, says Dr Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Human Longevity Inc.

The 'Digital-to-Biological Converter' can help us in the process of digitising DNA, says , Biotechnologist, Biochemist and Geneticist.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 12:39pm Jennifer Kahn, Science Journalist, New York Times Magazine and National Geographic Magazine, draws our attention to the influence of gene editing technologies.

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- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 12:17pm Governments need to create programmes and policies for the youth to move forward with their ideas, says Forest Whitaker, Special envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, Unesco.

Governments need to create programmes and policies for the youth to move forward with their ideas, says

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- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 11:50am His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Dubai Ruler, witnesses the signing of the letter of intent (LOI) with Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, at World Government Summit in Dubai.

H.H. Shiekh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum witnesses the signing of the LOI with Mark Lowcock today at

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 11:49am

The Best Minister Award goes to Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the Minister of Finance of Indonesia.

at : The Best Minister Award goes to Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the Minister of Finance of Indonesia.
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- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 11:40am at : Best minister award will be announced.
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- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 11:35am "It is our responsibility to transform the world, we cannot be content with the way the world is going, we need to have a better world." - H.E.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 11:28am As prime minister I focus all my energy on addressing the needs of people, says douard Philip, the French PM

. with French Prime Minister, douard Philippe. Follow our live coverage here: |

- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) "We are here today to discuss what governments can do for their citizens, a question that has been on my mind since I was appointed Prime Minister." - H.E. douard Philippe, Prime Minister, France

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 11:20am Highlights from Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Dubai Ruler, at World Government Summit.

"The Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank shall facilitate the real-time collection of data for the deployment of aid in impacted regions."- HRH , , Chairperson of

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) "The Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank shall facilitate the real-time collection of data for the deployment of aid in impacted regions."- HRH , , Chairperson of

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About 70 UN agencies and international organizations have contributed to the launch of the Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank, says , Chairperson of International Humanitarian City.

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 11:15am It is my pleasure in the name of the UAE to place the Human Databank at the disposal of the world to facilitate humanitarian efforts, said HRH at

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 11:12am It is my pleasure in the name of the UAE to place the Human Databank at the disposal of the world to facilitate humanitarian efforts, said HRH at

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 10:50am
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Dubai Ruler, announces humanitarian logistics databank at World Government Summit.

. announces humanitarian logistics databank at
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- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 10:50am . attends in Dubai
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- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 10:05am : One on One with , Secretary-General of , moderated by . . Live on:

- World Gov Summit (@WorldGovSummit) 9:53am We need global collaboration to create a more reliable cyberspace because it is backbone of our e-economy and physical economy, says Klaus Schwab |
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- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 9:45am We need global collaboration to create a more reliable cyberspace because it is backbone of our e-economy and physical economy, says Klaus Schwab |
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Sunday, February 11 9:31am

9:30am The victory of companies over govt is soon approaching and govt must be aware of the future fuel, which is data and programming through developing new systems in education, says |
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Delegates swiping cards to enter the in . Photo: Shihab/ Khaleej Times

- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 9:00am Crowd during the first day of at Madinat Jumeirah in . Photo: Dhes Handumon/Khaleej Times|

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