Citing a Wall Street Journal report, a New York Post article revealed that female candidates, intreviewed at Bill Gates’s office were asked all kinds of inappropriate questions such as what kind of pornography they browsed, if they ever had extramarital affairs etc.
In the recently concluded G20 Summit in India, the ‘G20 Framework for Systems of Digital Public Infrastructure, which is a framework for the development, deployment and governance of DPI.
“The #G20 reached a groundbreaking consensus on the role of digital public infrastructure as a critical accelerator of the Sustainable Development Goals. I’m optimistic about the potential of DPI to support a safer, healthier, and more just world. Kudos to PM @narendramodi,” Gates said.
On September 9, Modi said consensus has been built on the New Delhi G20 Leaders’ Summit Declaration and announced its adoption.
What is DPI?
DPI are the platforms, such as digital identification, payment infrastructure and data exchange solutions that help countries deliver essential services to citizens. According to a G20 document prepared by the World Bank, India achieved in just six years the financial inclusion targets that would have taken at least 47 years.
It also praised India for Aadhaar and UPI as means for financial inclusion of its citizens.
“The India stack exemplifies this approach, combining digital ID, interoperable payments, a digital credentials ledger, and account aggregation. In just six years, it has achieved a remarkable 80% financial inclusion rate – a feat that would have taken nearly five decades without a DPI approach,” the report said.
Apart from inclusive finance, the DPI will also impact health, education and sustainability.
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