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  • PM signs 10 MoUs during his second visit to Bhutan

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    During his second visit to Bhutan PM Narendra Modi, he held talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering to further expand the bilateral partnership across several sectors.  Highlights of the Visit: ♦ MoUs signed: The leaders of the two countries signed 10 MoUs in fields like new energy, education, space research, aviation, IT, power and education. The talks also aimed to further improve economic and cultural ties between the two countries. ♦ Power plant inauguration: PM Modi also inaugurated the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant which was built on the Mangdechhu River in Trongsa Dzongkhag district of central Bhutan. The cost of the 720MW plant was Rs.4,500 crore. The project represents the relationship between India and Bhutan.  PM Modi also launched stamps to commemorate five decades of India-Bhutan hydropower cooperation. ♦ RuPay Card launch: PM Modi launched the RuPay Card in Bhutan to enhance the countries relationship in digital payments, and trade and tourism. He launched it by making a purchase at Simtokha Dzong. It currently functions as a monastic and administrative centre, It was built in 1629 by Shabdrung Namgyal and is one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan. ♦ Launch of e-plaque: The leaders unveiled an e-plaque on the interconnection between India’s National Knowledge Network and Bhutan’s Druk Research and Education Network. It marked India as the major partner in the development of Bhutan as India actively cooperates in Bhutan’s five-year plans. ♦ Ground Earth Station and SATCOM network launch: Mr.Modi and Lotay Tshering jointly inaugurated the SATCOM network and the Ground Earth Station. With this Bhutan can now utilize the South Asia Satellite. It was developed with ISRO's assistance as India has committed to facilitate Bhutan’s development through the use of space technology. ♦ Both the countries are planning for the collaboration of Royal Bhutan University and IITs and other top educational institutions of India for education and technology ♦ PM Modi also announced that an additional $100 million will be available to Bhutan under the SAARC currency swap framework. This will meet the foreign exchange requirement of the country

    President awards certificate of honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019

    2 days ago
    The President is pleased to award the Certificate of Honour to the following scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Prakrit, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, Classical Malayalam, and Classical Odiya for the year 2019. The awardees list is mentioned below SANSKRIT 1.Shri Sripada Satyanarayanamurthy 2.Shri Rajendra Nath Sarma 3.Prof. Ramji Thakur 4.Prof. Chand Kiran Saluja 5.Dr. Shri Krishna Sharma 6.Dr. V. Ramakrishna Bhatt 7.Vidwan Janardana Hegde 8.Dr. Kala Acharya 9.Prof. (Dr.) Harekrishna Satapathy 10.Pandit SatyaDev Sharma 11.Shri Banwari Lal Gaur 12.Dr. V.S. Karunakaran 13.Prof. Yugal Kishor Mishra 14.Pandit Manudev Bhattacharya 15.Shri Subuddhi Charan Goswami SANSKRIT (INTERNATIONAL)  NIL  PALI 1.Dr. Uma Shankar Vyas  PRAKRIT  1.Prof. Kamal Chand Sogani  ARABIC 1.Prof. Faizanullah Farooqi 2.Mohammad Iqbal Husain 3.Dr.Mohd. Samiullah Khan   PERSIAN 1.Prof. Dr. Iraq RazaZaidi 2.Prof. ChanderShekhar 3.Mohammad Sidiq Niazmand   CLASSICAL KANNADA 1. ShriHampaNagarajaiah CLASSICAL TELUGU 1.Prof. Ravva Srihari CLASSICAL MALAYALAM 1.Dr.C.P. Achuthan Unny CLASSICAL ODIA 1.Pandit Dr. Antaryami Mishra   Scholars   SANSKRIT 1.Dr. Ashok Thapliyal 2.Prof. SujataTripathi 3.Dr.Sanju Mishra 4.Dr.AbhijitHanmant Joshi 5.Dr.SharachchandraDwivedi   PALI 1.Ms. Anoma Shriram Sakhare PRAKRIT  1. Shri Asish Kumar Jain ARABIC 1.Dr. Fauzan Ahmad   PERSIAN 1.ER.M. Shahbaz Alam  CLASSICAL KANNADA 1.Shri G.B. Harisha 2.Shri S. Karthik 3.Dr. M. Byrappa CLASSICAL TELUGU 1.Dr.Addanki Srinivas 2.Dr. V. Triveni 3.Dr. D.K. Prabhakar CLASSICAL MALAYALAM 1.Dr. Rajeev R.R. 2.Shri Santhosh Thottingal CLASSICAL ODIA 1.Dr. Subrat Kumar Prusty

    PM is on a two day state visit to Bhutan

    3 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day state visit to Bhutan. The two leaders will hold talks to further deepen the bilateral ties. This is PM Modi's second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election. In his visit, PM Modi is expected to sign 10 MoUs in fields like education amongst others and inaugurate 5 projects including the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant and the ISRO-built earth station in Thimphu. It should be noted that India-Bhutan partnership forms an important pillar of New Delhi's 'Neighbourhood First' policy. PM's visit also reflects the high importance that the Government attaches to India's relations with the Himalayan nation. Bhutan: King: Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck Prime Minister: Lotay Tshering Official languages: Dzongkha Capital: Thimphu Currency: Ngultrum (BTN) Bhutan is bordered by: ♦ North Boundary - Tibetan Autonomous Region of China  ♦ West Boundary - Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet ♦ East Boundary - Arunachal Pradesh state of India ♦ South Boundary - States of Assam and West Bengal

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is to visit three nations in the West African region

    July 29, 2019
    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is to visit three nations in the West African region. His tour to the countries began on 28 July. He has become the first Indian head of state to visit West African nation Benin. He will visit the Gambia and Guinea. Until now, no Indian head of state has yet visited the places.  Kovind is visiting to improve India's ties with the western nations. Aim: The President's tour is to recast India's ties with Africa. It aims for a major growth pole and a major source of resources.  Kovind to visit 3 African Countries: On 28 July, Kovind started his visit with Benin. It is one of India’s key trading partners in West Africa. After visiting Benin, he will be visiting Gambia. New Delhi has extended several Lines of Credit to Gambia, including $6.7 million in 2006 for a tractor assembly plant, approximately $27 million for construction of National Assembly Building Complex. After that visit, he will be visiting Guinea. In 1960-1980, India was an influential country in Africa as India supported independence and decolonization in the continent. Previous visits: As India focused on closer ties with developed economies for investments and technology, Benin's President Boni Yayi visited New Delhi for the third India-Africa Summit in October 2015. Benin’s current President Patrice Talon visited India to Attend  annual Meeting of African Development Bank (ADB) held in Ahmedabad in May 2017.

    India Foreign Minister Jaishankar in Bhutan on his 1st bilateral visit

    June 8, 2019
    External Affairs Minister of India, S Jaishankar reached Bhutan on June 7 on a two-day visit. This is his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the Foreign ministry. During his visit, the two countries discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including the upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydro-power cooperation. About Bhutan: Capital: Thimphu Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum King of Bhutan: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Prime Minister: Lotay Tshering

    President Ram Nath Kovind remembers Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh on his birth centenary

    April 15, 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind remembered Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh on his birth centenary.  The Chief of the Indian Air Force during the 1965 war, World War II hero, post-retirement diplomat, the first Air Force officer to wear five stars, Marshal Arjan Singh remains an Indian legend.  President KR Narayanan had conferred the five-star rank on Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh in January 2002. About President Ram Nath Kovind Born: 1 October 1945 (age 73 years), Paraukh Height: 1.73 m Party: Bharatiya Janata Party Spouse: Savita Kovind (m. 1974) Office: President of India since 2017

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Maldives President Solih for his partys landslide victory

    April 10, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally called Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to congratulate him on his party’s exceptionally strong performance in the Maldives Majlis elections of 2019, in which the Maldives’ Democratic Party secured 65 of 87 seats, and won a landslide supermajority in parliament. He further conveyed his full confidence that the Maldives Government can deliver on their promises towards the Maldivian people in the upcoming five years, and that the Indian Government will always stand ready to be of assistance to the Maldives.

    Presidents Certificate of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awards Conferred

    April 9, 2019
    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred President’s Certificate of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awards at New Delhi.  The award of the Certificate of Honour was introduced in the year 1958 to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian Languages. Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Distinction is conferred on persons in recognition of their substantial contribution in the field of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Prakrit, Classical Odiya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam.

    President Administers Oath Of Office to Justice PC Ghose As Lokpal Chief

    March 25, 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal. The oath was administered at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Justice Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, was named the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.

    Navin Chawlas new book titled Every Vote Counts was launched by former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari

    March 25, 2019
    Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Navin Chawla’s book ‘Every Vote Counts’ was launched by former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari in New Delhi. This book is about how the electoral machinery works in India. The book explains about India is on the cusp of change, and with its parliamentary elections coming up. About Navin Chawla Navin Chawla (born 30 July 1945, New Delhi) is a well known and recognized Indian bureaucrat (1969-2005) He is an occupant of one of India’s most prestigious constitutional offices as Election Commissioner (2005-2009)  He is an officer of the 1969 batch of the Indian Administrative Service . He was appointed as Election Commissioner in 2005 to fill the vacancy caused by the elevation of BB Tandon as Chief Election Commissioner.  He served as Election Commissioner from 16 May 2005 to 20th April 2009, and took over as Chief Election Commissioner on 21st April 2009 upto 30 July 2010.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address 25 lakh Chowkidars

    March 20, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address over 25 lakh Chowkidars through audio bridge medium on Wednesday and share the colours of Holi with them.  The Party's media head and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni this is a part of a series of initiatives under the 'Main Bhi Chowkidaar' outreach programme.

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Gandhinagar

    March 16, 2019
    President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 10th Biennial National Grassroots Innovation awards were also distributed by the President on the occasion. The event will provide a platform to the innovators for building the linkages with potential stakeholders whose support can improve the prospects in the coming years for the betterment of the society. FINE is a unique initiative of the Office of the President of India to recognize, respect and reward grassroots innovations and foster a supportive ecosystem. President Kovind awards National Grassroots Innovators. For innovations in new varieties of agriculture crops, Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi from Uttar Pradesh has been awarded lifetime achievement award. First prize in Veterinary, Herbal medication for coccidiosis was presented to Periyasami Ramasami of Salem, Tamil Nadu. About Gujarat ♦ Capital – Gandhinagar ♦ CM- Vijay Rupani ♦ Governor – Om Prakash Kohli

    Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister meets PM Modi

    March 12, 2019
    Saudi Arabia's state minister for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi. Jubeir's visit to India comes days after his trip to Pakistan's Islamabad. Saudi minister's visit comes after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's stand-alone visits to India and Pakistan soon after the Pulwama terror attack. About Saudi Arabia: ♦ Capital: Riyadh ♦ Currency: Saudi riyal ♦ King: Mohammed bin Salman

    President gave assent to Ordinance for voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof for bank account and SIM

    March 5, 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind has given his approval for an Ordinance which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof for opening bank accounts and obtaining mobile SIM. Rajya Sabha could not approve the Bill even though Lok Sabha has given its assent. In such a situation an ordinance is necessary as per the law. The cabinet has approved it with effect to an Ordinance to give changes proposed in Aadhaar and two other legislation. The amendment includes stiff penalties for violation of norms which are set for the use of Aadhaar and violation of privacy. The amendment also stated that anyone not offering Aadhaar cannot be denied any service. About the Unique Identification Authority of India ♦ Chairman – J Satyanarayana ♦ CEO – Ajay Bhushan Pandey

    President Conferred Gandhi Peace Prize

    February 27, 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015, 16, 17 and 18 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.  The awards that were facilitated at the occasion 1. For 2015: Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari for its contribution in Rural Development, Education and Development of natural resources. 2. For 2016: Jointly to Akshaya Patra Foundation for its contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of children across India and Sulabh International for its contribution in improving the condition of sanitation in India and emancipation of manual scavengers. 3. For 2017: Ekal Abhiyan Trust for its contribution in providing Education for Rural and Tribal Children in remote areas pan India, Rural Empowerment, Gender, and Social Equality. 4. For 2018: Japan’s Yohei Sasakawa for his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India after visiting Pakistan

    February 20, 2019
    Trade and investment, defence and security, including counterterrorism, and renewable energy will be discussed during the crown prince's meeting with Modi. The two sides are also expected to discuss oil giant Saudi Aramco's investment in refineries in India, including the company's stalled project to build a $44bn facility on the western coast of India. Saudi Arabia is India's fourth-largest trading partner, with bilateral trade worth $28bn. Riyadh is also the top source of India's energy supplies, supplying 20 percent of its crude.

    Argentina Presidents ongoing three-day visit to India

    February 19, 2019
    India and Argentina exchanged 10 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and agreements during the Argentine President Mauricio Macri's ongoing three-day visit to India from February 17 to 19. Argentina’s first lady Juliana Awada also accompanying Mr. Macri. MoUs on Defence Cooperation, tourism,  pharmaceuticals,  Antarctic cooperation, civil nuclear was signed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Argentine President Macri met for the fifth time on February 18, after their last meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit held in Argentina in December 2018. The trade between the two sides stands at around USD 3 billion. About Argentina: President: Mauricio Macri Capital: Buenos Aires Currency: Argentine peso

    Saudi Crown Prince signs USD 20 billion in agreements with Pakistan

    February 18, 2019
    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his visit to Pakistan. The crown prince arrived in Pakistan earlier on February 17, 2019 on the first stop of a trip to South Asia and China. About Saudi Arabia: ♦ Capital: Riyadh ​​​​​​​♦ Currency: Saudi riyal ​​​​​​​♦ Crown Prince: Mohammed bin Salman ♦ Official language‎: ‎Arabic

    PM Modi on two day visit to South Korea from Feb 21

    February 16, 2019
    PM Modi will hold delegation-level talks with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and also be conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize. He will unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Seoul campus of a South Korean university. Meanwhile, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri will begin his visit to India on February 17 when he will visit Agra. About South Korea: Capital: Seoul Currency: South Korean won President: Moon Jae-in

    Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launches second phase of Pasupu-Kumkuma scheme, welfare pension

    February 4, 2019
    The second phase of Pasupu-Kumkuma (Turmeric-Kumkum) scheme and welfare pensions was launched by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Chandrababu Naidu. Around 94 Lakh DWCRA (Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas) women will be given Rs 10000 in three installments under the Pasupu-Kumkuma scheme. Under the scheme, Rs 2500 will be given on 1st February 2019, Rs 3500 will be given 8th March and Rs 4000 will be given on 5th April. 54 Lakh pensions will be given to different categories of people each month and it will cost a monthly expenditure of Rs 1100 crore. The Annual Expenditure will be around Rs 13200 crore. Pensions of senior citizens, widows, handloom workers, fisherman, toddy tappers, single women, dappu artists, cobblers and AIDS patients will increase from Rs 1500 to Rs 3000.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi take on the financial estimates for New India

    February 3, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi take on the financial estimates for New India is considering three options for a relief package to help farmers suffering because of low crop prices at a cost of as much as Rs. 3 lakh crore, according to three government sources. The possibilities are a direct payment to all landowning farmers, compensation for those who sold produce below government prices, and a loan-waiver programme. The government is keen to find a way to get money to farmers as quickly and simply as possible so that they can feel the benefits before the election.

    President Ram Nath Kovind to address nation on 70th Republic Day

    January 26, 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation today on the eve of the 70th Republic Day.  The address will be broadcast from 7 PM on the entire national network of All India Radio and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version. AIR will broadcast regional language versions from 9:30 PM onwards on its respective regional networks.

    Sahitya Akademi Award Winning Bengali Writer Atin Bandyopadhyay Passes Away

    January 26, 2019
    Sahitya Akademi award winning Bengali writer Atin Bandyopadhyay passed away of brain stroke. Bandyopadhyay, who was 85 was born in Dhaka in then undivided Bengal and had taken up various jobs as a sailor, school teacher, factory manager, journalist to finally became a writer. Winner of 2001 Sahitya Akademi award for his compilation of short stories Panchayati Galpo, Bandyopadhyay had also penned popular fiction pieces like Nilkantha Pakhir Khonje, Aloukik Jaljaan, Nil Timi, Ekti Jaler Rekha in his illustrious career spanning over decades.

    President of India Presents Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

    January 24, 2019
    Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, presented the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The awards were presented in the presence of Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and other dignitaries. The Awards were given in two categories- Bal Shakti Puraskar (erstwhile known as National Child Award) for which 26 children were shortlisted and Bal Kalyan Puraskar (erstwhile known as National Child Welfare Award) for which 2 individuals and 3 institutions were awarded. The Bal Shakti Puraskar award which is given in the field of Innovation, Social Service, Scholastic, Sports, Art & Culture and Bravery carries a cash prize of Rs. one lakh, book vouchers worth Rs. ten thousand, a certificate and a citation. The Bal Kalyan Puraskar which is given in the category of individual and institution consists of a cash prize of Rs. one lakh, a medal, a citation and a certificate for individual and consists of a cash prize of Rs. five lakh for the institution.

    President appoints senior advocate Sanjay Jain as Additional Solicitor General in Supreme court

    January 18, 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind approved the elevation of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari to the Supreme Court. Justice Khanna is presently a judge of the Delhi High Court. Justice Maheshwari is the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. The elevation was done under the recommendations of the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

    Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrives in Delhi for 3 day visit

    January 8, 2019
    During the visit, Ms Erna Solberg hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. She delivers the Inaugural address at the Raisina Dialogue and will address India-Norway Business Summit. Several agreements will be signed after the talks including one on facilitating dialogue to boost bilateral trade which currently stands at 1.2 billion dollars.

    Bhutan PM Dr. Lotay Tshering concluded his 3-day visit to India

    January 1, 2019
    This was Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering’s first overseas visit after assuming the office in November 2018. This was also the Golden Jubilee year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan. Mr Modi and Dr. Tshering reiterated their commitment to jointly develop 10,000 MWs of hydropower generating capacity in Bhutan and in this regard discussed the Sankosh Hydropower Project. Prime Minister Modi had announced a 4,500 crore rupees financial assistance to Bhutan for its 12th five-year plan. India will give a transitional Trade Support Facility of 400 crore rupees to Bhutan over a period of five years to strengthen bilateral trade and economic linkages.

    Denmark's Foreign Affairs Minister Anders Samuelsen arrives on two-day visit to India

    December 18, 2018
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Affairs Minister of Denmark Anders Samuelsen on December 17 co-chaired the 2nd session of Joint Commission Meeting in New Delhi. Both the leaders took stock of the ties and identified cooperation in renewable energy, agriculture, food processing, shipping, Smart Cities, digitization and culture. Mr Samuelson last visited India in November 2017 to participate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

    President Kovind to begin a 5 Day Tour of Myanmar from December 10

    December 5, 2018
    During the visit, the President will visit Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon and will interact with his host, President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.  Several agreements are expected to be signed during the visit.

    India, UAE to ink MoU for projects in third countries

    December 4, 2018
    India & UAE for the first time will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up projects in third countries beginning with Ethiopia during Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's ongoing visit to the Gulf country. This will be India's second third-country project in Africa after Delhi and Tokyo during their October annual summit decided to set up a hospital in Kenya. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also inaugurate a Gandhi-Zayed Digital Museum in Abu Dhabi to mark the celebrations of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth and centenary celebrations of the birth of Shaikh Zayed, founder of the modern UAE.

    President Ram Nath Kovind addresses Vietnam India business forum

    November 20, 2018
    Goods and Services Tax, GST made India, a country of 1.3 billion people, into One Nation, One Tax, and One Market for the first time in its history.  He was addressing the Vietnam India business forum and Indian Community at Hanoi in Vietnam on Monday. The President urged Vietnamese and Indian businesses to partner each other for trade and investment, and technology collaboration.

    President Ram Nath Kovind began 6day visit to Vietnam, Australia

    November 19, 2018
    On the first leg of his two-nation tour, Kovind visit Vietnam from 18-20 November 2018 on the invitation of Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In Hanoi, President will address the Indian community and the Vietnam-India Business Forum. India and Vietnam have robust trade and economic relations with bilateral trade of US$ 12.8 billion in 2017-18. The President's second leg of the visit will be in Australia from November 21 to 24. This is the first visit by an Indian President to Australia. He will unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parramatta, a prominent suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate several projects in Varanasi on Nov 12

    November 11, 2018
    The newly constructed Multi-Modal Terminal on River Ganga to the nation.   This is built as part of the Government’s Jal Marg Vikas project that aims at developing the stretch of River Ganga between Varanasi to Haldia for navigation of large vessels.  The Prime Minister will also receive India’s first container vessel that sailed from Kolkata on 30th of last month.

    India to extend $310 mn loan for Zimbabwe power plant

    November 5, 2018
    India announced that it would extend a $310 million loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation project for a thermal power plant that would entail upgrading the station and extending its lifespan. A fund of $2.9 million will also be extended to upgrade the Indo-Zim Technology Centre, which India had gifted to the African country.

    President Ram Nath Kovind to address first convocation of AIIMS in Uttarakhand

    November 3, 2018
    President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Uttarakhand on Saturday and address the first convocation of the AIIMS, Rishikesh.  He will also inaugurate the first Gyan Kumbh.   

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu embarked on a 7 day visit to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi

    November 1, 2018
    He will inaugurate the 13th Annual Global Expo Botswana 2018. He will also inaugurate the Jaipur Foot Camp in Malawi to mark the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. About Botswana: ♦ President: Mokgweetsi Masisi ♦ Capital: Gaborone ♦ Currency: Botswana pula About Zimbabwe: ♦ President: Emmerson Mnangagwa ♦ Capital: Harare About Malawi: ♦ President: Peter Mutharika ♦ Capital: Lilongwe ♦ Currency: Malawian kwacha

    President Of India Inaugurates International Arya Mahasammelan-2018

    October 26, 2018
    President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the International Arya Mahasammelan 2018 in Delhi.

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu confers Lal Bahadur Shastri award on Fali Nariman

    October 24, 2018
    The award has been institutionalized in the name of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the 2nd Prime Minister of India and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party. About Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is an Indian politician and the current Vice-President of India, in office since 11 August 2017. He served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi Cabinet. A prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he also served as its national president from 2002 to 2004.  

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated three-day Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan in Maharashtra

    October 23, 2018
    The conference was organized by the Bhagwan Rishabhdev Murti Nirman Samiti.  The President presented the 1st international “Bhagwan Rishabhdev Award” to the Teerthanker Mahaveer University of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh. The award consisted of a cash prize of Rs. 11 lakh, a memento, and a citation.  It was received by the chancellor of Teerthanker Mahaveer University Suresh Jain.

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

    October 22, 2018
    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

    October 14, 2018
    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

    October 14, 2018
    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

    October 11, 2018
    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

    October 8, 2018
    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

    October 1, 2018
    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

    September 29, 2018
    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

    September 27, 2018
    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

    September 25, 2018
    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

    September 21, 2018
    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

    September 15, 2018
    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.  

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