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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Dedicated National Police Memorial To The Nation In New Delhi

    It has been built in recognition of the supreme sacrifice made by police personnel since independence.  Since Independence of the country, 34,844 police personnel have been martyred, with 424 losing their lives this year.  The memorial has been erected on 6.12 acres of land in Chanakyapuri, at the northern end of Shanti Path.  

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to visit to inaugurate newly built annex of High Court Building

    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will visit Allahabad to inaugurate the newly built annex of the High Court Building. After this programme. He will inaugurate the Twenty Year celebrations of the Indian Institute of Information Technology popularly known as Triple IT Allahabad.  

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates Silver Jubilee Celebrations Of NHRC

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) 25th anniversary an important role to play in government’s efforts to achieve sustainable development goals.

    President of India Inaugurates 29th Accountants General Conference

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 29th Accountants General Conference at the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) building, at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, in New Delhi. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Auditing and Accounting in a Digital Era”.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates First Uttarakhand Investors Summit In Dehradun

    He participated in the two-day event to explore investment opportunities in the hill state in 12 major sectors, including tourism and hospitality.   About Dehradun Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. Trivendra Singh Rawat is Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Baby Rani Maurya is Governor of Uttarakhand.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates Modern Food Processing Facilities And Pipeline Projects In Gujarat

    Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the state-of-the-art chocolate plant of Amul dairy set up with an investment of about 190 crore rupees at Mogar village in Anand district of Gujarat.  He inaugurated a take-home ration plant of 600 tonnes per day and a ready-to-use therapeutic food plant with a monthly capacity of 600 tonnes along with the incubation centre cum centre of excellence in food processing for promoting entrepreneurs and startup.

    Government sets up Ayush Information Cell in Romania

    To encourage practice of ayurveda, India has set up an 'Ayush Information Cell' at its embassy premises in Romania to create awareness about the traditional Indian system of medicine. The cell was digitally inaugurated by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu during his visit to Romania earlier this month.

    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurated Smart City Expo India-2018 in Jaipur

    The main of the expo is to have discussions among different experts and groups to utilize benefits of new technology, town planning, capacity management, challenges before socio-economic development and development of networking in the Smart City sector.  Near about 6000 delegates from MNC's of different countries, researchers, CEOs of different Smart cities, Mayors and corporates are participating in the expo.

    Centenary celebrations of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha inaugurated by President

    The main aim is to verify India’s diversity and multiculturalism. About Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha: ♦ It is an organization whose main goal is to improve Hindi literacy among the non-Hindi speaking people of South India. ♦ Headquarters: Chennai. ♦ Founder: M. K. Gandhi and Annie Besant. ♦ Founded: 1918.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of world class convention centre in Dwarka

    The estimated cost of the project is: Rs 25,703 crore.  It will have an area of 221.37 acre and will be constructed in 2 phases. It will be used for offering setting for international and national events, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.  

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu embarked on a three-nation tour to Central Europe

    Vice president Venkaiah Naidu embarked on a 7- day tour to three central European countries, Serbia, Malta and Romania from September 14 to 20. Serbia has an unconditional and open visa policy for India. Malta actively cooperated in evacuation of Indians from Libya in 2011 and 2014. About Serbia:- ♦ President - Aleksandar Vučić; ♦ Prime Minister - Ana Brnabić; ♦ Capital - Belgrade; ♦ Currency - Dinar. About Malta:- ♦ President - Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca; ♦ Prime Minister - Joseph Muscat; ♦ Capital - Valletta; ♦ Currency - Euro. About Romania:- ♦ President - Klaus Iohannis; ♦ Prime Minister - Viorica Dăncilă; ♦ Capital - Bucharest; ♦ Currency - Leu.  

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Launch Of Swachhata Hi Seva Movement

    The mission, which also celebrates the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission will take place across the length and breadth of the country and will continue till Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary on October 2.  The initiative will see people from all walks of life taking part in various cleanliness drives across the length and breadth of the country.  

    Sushma Swaraj to visit Russia on September 13

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will embark on a two-day visit to Russia. She will co-chair the 23rd India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical & Economic Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) with Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russia. She will also discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to India to attend the India-Russia Annual Summit later this year.

    Ayushman Bharat Call Centre inaugurated in Bengaluru

    The call center functioning 24×7 in collaboration with Medi assistant is sharing info in English and Hindi initially and 9 more regional languages to be added later.  The executives are working in 7 different shifts and one more such call center functioning in Hyderabad.

    President Ram Nath Kovind to meet Czech republic President Milos Zeman in Prague

    The 21st century is being called the Asian century and India will certainly have an important role in it. The Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis will call on President Ram Nath Kovind.  

    China will be Jharkhand's partner country at the Food processing summit

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was on a four-day visit to China at the invitation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He invited China to participate in food processing summit, which will be organised by Jharkhand Government in November. Das visit Zhengzhou, the capital of China's agriculture province Henan.

    President Ram Nath Kovind on a 3-nation tour

    On September 2, President Ram Nath Kovind embarked on a 8 day three-nation tour to Europe - Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Cyprus is the eighth largest investor in India with a cumulative investment of over $9.2 billion. ♦ Cyprus President - Nicos Anastasiades ♦ Bulgarian president - Radev and Prime Minister - Boyko Borissov. ♦ Czech President - Milos Zeman and Prime Minister - Andrej Babis

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches India Post Payments Bank

    The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) like any other banks but its operations will be on a smaller scale without involving any credit risk.  It will carry out most banking operations like accepting deposits but won’t advance loans or issue credit cards. The payments bank will accept deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh, offer remittance services, mobile payments/transfers/purchases and other banking services like ATM/debit cards, net banking, and third-party fund transfers.   

    Sushma Swaraj inaugurated 'Jaipur Foot' camp in Vietnam capital Hanoi

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is on a four day two nation tour of South East Asia which includes Vietnam and Cambodia, presented free India-made prosthetic limbs for 500 Vietnamese beneficiaries. Last month, it was announced in Jaipur that about 1,000 differently-abled people in Myanmar and Vietnam would be provided ‘Jaipur Foot’. The Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) has started an artificial limb fitment camp in association with the Central government at Myanmar’s Yangon city.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Various Projects In Junagadh, Gujarat

    The scheme includes the Government Civil Hospital, a milk processing plant and some buildings of the Junagadh Agriculture University. There are nine initiatives, worth over Rs 500 crore, which are either being dedicated today, or their foundation stones are being laid.   

    President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate International Buddhist Conclave in New Delhi

    The theme of the conclave is Buddha Path - The Living Heritage. The main aim is to showcase Buddhist Heritage in India and boost tourism to the Buddhist sites in the country.

    President Ram Nath Kovind appoints 7 New Governors

    President Ram Nath Kovind appointed governors for seven states — Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura. Here is the list of new governors Satya Pal Malik - Jammu & Kashmir (Replaced NN Vohra) Tathagata Roy - Meghalaya (Replaced Ganga Prasad)  Lalji Tandon - Bihar (Replaced Satya Pal Malik) Ganga Prasad - Sikkim (Replaced Shriniwas Patil) Kaptan Singh Solanki -Tripura (Replaced Tathagata Roy) Satyadev Narayan Arya - Haryana (Replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki)  Baby Rani Maurya - Uttarakhand (Replaced K K Paul)

    Rifleman Aurangzeb, Major Aditya Kumar conferred to Shaurya Chakra

    President Ram Nath Kovind approved these names on the eve of Independence Day along with three Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 93 Sena Medals (Gallantry) and, 11 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry). He also conferred Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Group Captain Abhishek Sharma, Squadron Leader Vernon Desmond Keane and Sergeant Shashidhar P Prasad.

    Ivan Duque Sworn In As Colombias Next President

    He was sworn in as the country's 60th president. About Colombia Capital: Bogota  Currency: Colombian peso.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address World Biofuel Day conference

    World Biofuel Day is observed every year on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a diverse gathering consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials and legislators in New Delhi today to mark the World Biofuel Day 2018.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch 650 branches of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) on the 21st of this month

    The event will take place at the capital's Talkatora stadium. The government is planning to utilize 650 branches as controlling offices for servicing and monitoring post offices.  These branches will be linked to IPPB by the end of this year. There are 370 million different types of accounts at post offices, which will be linked to IPPB gradually.  

    President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate centenary celebrations of St Thomas College Thrissur

    President Ram Nath Kovind meet Chief Justice and other Judges of Kerala High Court at Kochi before proceeding to Thrissur. President will return to New Delhi this evening after a 3-day visit to Kerala.

    Assam, Nagaland and Uttar Pradesh drools under heavy rainfall, relief camps run for rescue

    Incessant rainfall in the north has disrupted the normal life of people in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Nagaland.  The heavy rainfall has resulted in causing floods, landslides and immense damage to property and livestock. Overall more than 1 lakh people are reeling under the fury of the flood in 8 districts.

    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu pitches for diversifying agriculture to improve nutrition level of food crops

    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu pitched for diversifying food production by moving away from mono-cropping of major cereals, to a system that integrates a variety of food items including small millets, pulses, fruits, and vegetables.  He was inaugurating the National Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition at the MS Swaminathan foundation in Chennai yesterday.  The pulses cultivation will not only help in improving nutrient-rich food production but also in restoring nutrient value to the soil.  He will also reduce the import burden of nearly six million tonnes of pulses.

    PM Modi says Africa will be India's top priority

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on the visit to 3 African Nations, described Uganda as the ‘pearl of Africa’ and said that India will strengthen its cooperation and mutual capabilities with Africa to combat terrorism and extremism. India intends to open 18 embassies in Africa. Modi government would lend Uganda up to $205 million to expand its electricity grid and boost commercial farming. India would build a Gandhi Heritage Centre at the sacred site in Uganda’s Jinja, where a statue of Mahatma Gandhi now stands.

    India signed 4 MoUs with Uganda, agreed 2 LOC worth nearly $200 million

    As part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Uganda, India and Uganda signed four agreements on ♦ defence cooperation, ♦ visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders, ♦ cultural exchange programme, and ♦ material testing laboratory. The Indian government has also decided to gift a cancer therapy machine to the Uganda cancer institute in Kampala. The Prime Minister Modi was accorded a ceremonial reception in Uganda's Entebbe town. He is on a three-nation tour to the African countries including Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. Important Points About Uganda: ♦ President - Yoweri Museveni ♦ Prime Minister - Ruhakana Rugunda ♦ Currency - Ugandan shilling ♦ Capital - Kampala  

    India extended Rs. 1,378 crore Lines of Credit to Rwanda

    PM Narendra Modi and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame signed agreements on industrial and agricultural development. PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Rwanda and also announced that India will soon open its mission in Rwanda. India extended two lines of credit - one of $100 million for development of industrial parks and Kigali special economic zone (SEZ) in Rwanda and another one for $100 million for agriculture.

    PM Modi to gift 200 cows to a village in Rwanda

    Modi will travel to Rweru model village in Rwanda's eastern province and gift the cows to mark India's contribution to Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s flagship programme named 'Girinka'. Girinka is the Rwandan government’s “one cow for one poor family” programme, launched in 2006. PM Modi will also visit Uganda and then South Africa, which is organising the 10th BRICS leaders' Summit under the theme "BRICS in Africa: Collaboration with Developing Countries for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution".

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa

    From July 23 - 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rwanda, Uganda and then South Africa where he will attend the 10th edition of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. India is expected to sign a defence cooperation agreement during the visit. In  BRICS Summit, global issues, including those related to international peace and security will be discussed. Important Points About Rwanda: ♦ President - Paul Kagame ♦ Prime Minister - Anastase Murekezi ♦ Currency - Rwandan franc ♦ Capital - Kigali Important Points About Uganda: ♦ President - Yoweri Museveni ♦ Prime Minister - Ruhakana Rugunda ♦ Currency - Ugandan shilling ♦ Capital - Kampala Important Points About South Africa: ♦ President - Cyril Ramaphosa ♦ Currency - Rand ♦ South Africa capitals - Cape Town (Legislative capital), Pretoria (Administrative capital), Bloemfontein (Judicial capital).

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits India

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Delhi, India for his four-day visit. He will visit the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a discussion on key issues such as the situation on the Korean peninsula, and ways to boost trade and defence cooperation.  The discussion would also include India’s expectation to open new avenues for expanding the bilateral partnership, particularly in the economic domain. The two leaders will address an India-Republic of Korea CEO's roundtable.

    Bhutan Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay arrived on 3 day visit to India

    His visit will further boost defence, security and strategic cooperation between India and Bhutan. This year, both India and Bhutan are commemorating the golden jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations. About Bhutan:- Capital - Thimphu Religion - Buddhism, Hinduism Official language - Dzongkha Currency - Ngultrum

    US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley visited India to Boost India US Ties

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation in various fields, including counter-terrorism. "Freedom of religion is as important as freedom of rights and freedom of people", the US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on the first day of her India visit. Nikki Haley visited India in late 2014 when she was the South Carolina Governor. Ms Haley, the daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, is the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet level position in any US presidential administration.

    Prince William becomes first British royal to visit Israel and Palestine

    UK’s Prince William became the first member of the royal family to visit Israel on an official visit. Prince William met Holocaust survivors, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and PM Benjamin Netanyahu as part of his three-day visit. Prince William will also meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas which will mark the first royal visit to the West Bank.

    China unveils 4 point vision for future cooperation with India

    On June 18, 2018, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui unveiled a four-point vision for future cooperation with India. This is followed by the informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The four-point vision are: 1) Sign a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation 2) Negotiate a bilateral Free Trade Agreement 3) Enhance connectivity 4) Work for early harvest on boundary issues.

    Nepal, China to sign pact on Tibet Kathmandu railway line during the visit of Nepal PM Oli

    Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's will visit China from June 19 to 24. During this visit, Nepal will sign an MoU on constructing a railway line connecting Kerung of Tibet to Kathmandu. This will be the first visit to China by the Prime Minister since he assumed power in February.

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj started 7 day tour to 4 European Nations

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for a seven-day tour (from June 17-23) of Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium, which is aimed at deepening India's strategic engagement and trade ties with the four European countries. India and France are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Strategic Partnership. President of the European Commission - Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Parliament - Antonio Tajani

    President Ram Nath Kovind will leave for a 3 nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba today

    President Ram Nath Kovind will leave for a three-nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba today (June 16, 2018). As a part of the nine-day tour, President Kovind will first visit Athens, where he will meet Greek President Prokopis Pavloposulo. A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of health and medicine, elections, IT and Ayurveda are slated to be signed.

    President Ram Nath Kovind to launch Solar Charkha Mission on 27th June

    President Ram Nath Kovind will launch Solar Charkha Mission on 27th of this month which will entail a subsidy of 550 crore rupees in the initial two years for 50 clusters.  Briefing media in New Delhi on achievements of his ministry in the last four years, Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh said the scheme is aimed at linking five crore women and self help groups to the initiative. MSME is playing a big role in empowerment of people and created a large number of employment in the country.  The ministry has provided training to over 15 lakh people over the past four years through its various initiatives. The 15 new technology centres will be set up and out of these, ten will be made operational this year. These centres will provide technological support to small industries.

    President Ram Nath Kovind To Embark On 3-Nation Visit To Greece, Suriname And Cuba

    President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a three-nation tour to Greece, Suriname, and Cuba. On the first leg of the visit, the President will leave for Athens. President Kovind will leave for Suriname on the 2nd leg. A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of health and medicine, elections, IT, Ayurveda are scheduled to be signed.  Suriname is a founding member of the International Solar Alliance. A Line of Credit of 54.5 million dollars is being offered to Suriname for solar-related projects. On the last leg of the visit, the President will be in Cuba. A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of biotechnology, research and education in homeopathic medicine, the traditional system of medicine and medicinal plants would be signed during the visit.

    President Ram Nath Kovind distributes LPG connections to 20 beneficiaries under PMUY at Raj Bhavan in Agartala

    President Ram Nath Kovind distributed LPG connections to 20 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Raj Bhavan in Agartala in the morning.  During his two-day visit to Tripura, the President inaugurated 73 km long National Highway connecting Udaipur town in Gomati district and Sabroom in South Tripura. He laid the foundation stone for the re-development of Matabari Temple Complex at Tripura Sundari temple.  He attended a civic reception hosted by the state government in Agartala and declared ‘Queen’ pineapple variety of Tripura as state fruit.  The Centre is making sincere efforts to develop the state as well as the entire north-eastern region. The President has since left for Delhi.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to embark on 2-day visit to China to attend SCO Summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a two-day visit to China to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation- SCO Summit. Briefing media in New Delhi, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, regional issues will be discussed during the summit. He will hold bilateral talks with the Chinese President Xi Jinping followed by the summit event on Sunday. The objective of the SCO summit is to further deepen the existing relationship between the member countries. India’s focus will be on strengthening cooperation to fight terrorism, improving connectivity among member countries and bringing peace and stability in the region.

    President Ram Nath Kovind no region can develop without peace

    President Ram Nath Kovind no region can develop without peace. Speaking at a civic reception organized by the Tripura government in Agartala last evening, The Centre is making sincere efforts to develop the state as well the as entire northeastern region. He also declared ‘Queen’ variety of pineapple as state food in the function.  The President also appreciated youth of the state and cited many names of famous sportspersons in this regard. Talking about women empowerment. Tripura is ahead in empowering them. He also emphasized that Tripura can play an important role in boosting the trade with the ASEAN countries.

    President Ram Nath Kovind visits Tripura with basket of gifts: Inaugurates national highway, declares Queen Pineapple as state fruit

    The state of Tripura got a new gift “Queen Pineapple” as its state fruit. The fruit was declared by President Ram Nath Kovind during his visit to the state. Along with this, he inaugurated the National Highway from Matabari to Sabroom in Udaipur (Tripura). The Development of the Northeast is high on the Government of India’s list of priorities. Road projects covering a length of 5,200 km are being constructed in the region to enhance connectivity. The Bharatmala project too is giving special attention to the Northeast. As part of these programmes, 500 km of roads are being constructed in Tripura. He expressed confidence that Tripura will develop rapidly after the completion of these projects. The President noted that there is immense potential for tourism in Tripura and this too will be helped by connectivity projects. The state’s natural beauty, lush green forests and cultural heritage is a draw for domestic and international tourists. The Better rail and road connectivity will increase tourism and ancillary economic activity in the state. The President also visited the Matabari Temple complex in Udaipur and laid the foundation stone for its re-development and augmentation as a center for religious tourism.

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates 73 km long NH in Tripura

    In Tripura, President Ram Nath Kovind infrastructure plays a very important role in the development of any state. He was inaugurating a 73 km. long National Highway from Matabari (Udaipur) to Sabroom along the Gomati and South Tripura districts. Addressing a gathering, the President said the Central Government is working on various projects expeditiously under its ‘Act East’ policy in North East Region.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojna

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna, affordable Cardiac Stents, dialysis and Knee Implants through video conferencing at 9:30 this morning. AIR correspondent reports that the entire interaction will be available on DD News and different social media platforms like Narendra Modi App, Youtube, and Facebook.

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