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Filed on February 11, 2018 | Last updated on February 11, 2018 at 11.19 pm
Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior addressing the topic, The Land of Inspiration and opportunities at the World Government Summit in Dubai.-Photo by Shihab

Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior addressing the topic, 'The Land of Inspiration and opportunities' at the World Government Summit in Dubai.-Photo by Shihab

Indonesian Sri Mulyani Indrawati bags best minister award.
(Photo by Shihab)

Klaus Schwab,Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum. Photo by Shihab

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe





Neil deGrasse Tyson at World Government Summit.

The platform has been initiated by the United Arab Emirates as a global database for inspirational stories.

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:

6:17pm

Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior has announced the launch of 'Zayed the Inspirer' global platform to share success stories of UAE in order to benefit the world and learn from it. The platform is www.zayedtheinspirer.ae

The platform has been initiated by the United Arab Emirates as a global database for inspirational stories from all over the world, and also as a source of inspiration for all mankind.

If you See an Opportunity, take the initiative to develop it whether at home or at work. Connect positivity to your goal, says Sheikh Saif

5:15pm

Having purpose and meaning in your life is the most import factor in happiness, says Dr Deepak Chopra, who is an American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.

 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

3:50pm

The highest threat to the world are asteroid impacts, colonising other planets could help mitigate this, says Neil deGrasse Tyson

3:15pm

What motivates humans to fulfill the dream of settling on the Red Planet? asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist.

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.

WorldGovSummit blog: 'Zayed the Inspirer' platform launched (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVv0kA-WkAA8OVF.jpg)

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.

"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." sarwat@khaleejtimes.com

2:10pm

2:00pm

The cost of our Mars orbital programme is 7 Rupees per km, less than the budget of a Hollywood film, reveals Modi

1:56pm

The motto of the Indian Government: Sabka saath, sabka vikas, collective efforts and inclusive growth, says Modi

1:55pm

Contentment is integral to attaining happiness: Modi

1:52pm

Technology should be used for development, not destruction: Modi

1:51pm

1:46pm

Only 9.5% of the world's population lives below the poverty line, despite the tremendous population growth, says Modi

1:40pm

The UAE has allowed technology to be applied in the real world, says Indian PM Narendra Modi

1:40pm

1:15pm

1:13pm

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.

12:39pm

12:32pm

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.

12:15pm

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.

11:49am

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

11:40am

11:35am

11:28am

As prime minister I focus all my energy on addressing the needs of people, says Édouard Philip, the French PM

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.

 

11:15am

11:12am

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.

10:50am

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