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  • 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.

    NDA Government committed to ensure a home for every Indian by 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his government has been working to free the housing sector from middlemen, corruption and ensuring that the beneficiaries get their own home without hassles. The Prime Minister was interacting with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - PMAY (Rural) through the Narendra Modi app. The NDA Government is giving great importance to the housing sector and is committed to ensuring that every Indian has a home by 2022 when India marks 75 years of Independence.  The housing sector is being invigorated with the latest technology which is enabling faster construction of affordable houses for the poor in towns and villages.

    Governors, Lt. Governors conference to deliberate on implementation of various flagship programmes

    President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will address the concluding session of the 49th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.  A special session on Union Territories will be also held, at which Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of Union Territories will discuss the status of implementation of various flagship programmes.  The Governors will discuss ideas on how to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The two-day conference began.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi 3 Nation Visit: India Signs MRA In Nursing With Singapore

    India signed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore. This is the first MRA being signed by India with any of our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners. In a major gain for India, Singapore agreed to expand coverage of Indian nursing institutions by recognizing seven nursing institutions in the MRA.  This has paved way for our healthcare service providers to institutionally access markets abroad. India and Singapore concluded the 2nd Review of India Singapore CECA which was officially announced by both sides today during Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s State visit to Singapore.

    Paraguay Got Its First Woman Interim President

    Paraguay gets a first interim woman President Alicia Pucheta for the first time in its history after outgoing leader Horacio Cartes stepped down ahead of schedule. Vice President Alicia Pucheta will complete Carter's mandate after he resigned to become a senator. Paraguay has just eight women among its 45 senators, and 11 among the 80 members of the lower house. Paraguay remains 135th out of 180 countries on the 2017 corruption index of Transparency International.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves On 3-Nation Tour To Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. During his five-day visit, the PM will hold delegation level talks with the leadership of the three countries, on matters of mutual interest. This will be Prime Minister’s first official visit to Indonesia and second official visit to Singapore. The visit assumes significance in the light of India’s thrust on “Act East” policy under which New Delhi desires to enhance the bilateral relationship with the 10-member ASEAN grouping. In the first leg of his visit, Mr. Modi will arrive in Indonesia.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share his thoughts with people in Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio on the 27th of this month. It will be the 44th episode of the monthly radio programme.  People can share their ideas and suggestions on the Narendra Modi App, My Gov Open Forum. They can dial the toll-free number 1XXX-XX-7800 to record their messages in Hindi or English. Some of the recorded messages may become part of the broadcast.  People can also give a missed call on the number 1922 and follow the link received in SMS to directly give the suggestions to the Prime Minister.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 330-MW Kishenganga hydel power project in Srinagar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330-MW Kishenganga hydel power project in Srinagar.  Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Jitendra Singh were present on the occasion.  The project has been built by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. It has been constructed at a cost of 5200 crore rupees.  It is expected to generate 1,713 million units of electricity per annum. Jammu and Kashmir would get 12 percent of power from the project.  He also laid the foundation stone of the ring road project in Srinagar. This will boost connectivity with Bandipora, Uri, and Ganderbal. Earlier, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Zojila Tunnel, providing all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil, and Leh. The Zojila pass will be Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel. It is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway which remains closed during winters. Jammu and Kashmir is going to get development projects worth 25,000 crore rupees. He said these projects will have a positive impact on the people of the states. There is great scope for agricultural growth across the state. He said Jammu and Kashmir can play a key role in holistic healthcare.

    NITI Aayogs 3-Day Venture Capital Symposium 2018 Begins

    NITI Aayog, in association with Vision India Foundation, is organizing the Venture Capital Symposium 2018 to deepen the economic relationships between France and India. The Venture Capital Symposium 2018 is a three-day event where the French investors will be interacting with 100 early to mid-stage Indian start-ups. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, along with Atul Chaturvedi, Additional Secretary, DIPP addressed the inaugural address of the Symposium, which was attended by Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Lay Foundation Stone Of Indias Longest Road Tunnel In J&K

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir. During his visit, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 'Zojila Tunnel' on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway in Leh. The 14-kilometer long Zojila tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bidirectional tunnel. It will provide all-weather connectivity to the whole Ladakh region and Kargil in particular which remains cut off from rest of the world for more than 5 months of the winter. Prime Minister Modi will dedicate to the nation a 330 MW Kishenganga hydroelectric project from Srinagar. There are 7 functional NHPC power projects in J&K. The project has been built at a cost of Rs 5200 Crores.

    President of India presents National Geo-science Awards

    President Ram Nath Kovind authorities must be mindful of the human side of mining.  Addressing the gathering after presenting National Geosciences Awards for 2017 in New Delhi, local communities must benefit from the exploration, extraction, and development of mineral resources.  The mineral resources in India are found in regions that have been home of tribal communities since generations.  It is important that these communities are part of prosperity that the mining economy creates.  The President application of geoscience is extremely diverse which will lead to an expansion of economic activities.   India must mine more but mine better in a sustainable manner.  India's per capita consumption of many resources and commodities is still very low by global standards and there is room to grow high-quality research initiatives are required for sustainable and ecological friendly resource generation.  The President also stressed on meaningful investment in technological innovation in the mining sector. He said, the Government pushed for reforms in the sector in the last four years.  The reforms, including amendments to existing laws and establishing a more equitable system of royalties, have started showing results.  The exploration of mineral blocks and auction will go a long way in enhancing financial health of states.  The geoscientists have an important role to play in enhancing agricultural productivity and farmer incomes in providing a bedrock to the Smart Cities initiative and helping citizens fight the challenge of water scarcity, which has emerged as a pressing problem. In his address, Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar stressed on innovation and research in the mining sector.  The 36 mineral blocks have been auctioned generating an additional revenue of 1 lakh 11 thousand crore rupees.  He informed that new blocks will be auctioned in the near future. Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana is providing welfare to areas and people affected by mining-related operations.

    President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate Global Exhibition on Services-2018

    President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the Global Exhibition on Services-2018 in Mumbai this morning.  He will also launch 12 champion sectors in services. 25 Indian states and around 100 countries are expected to participate in Global Exhibition on Services, this year, with 625 exhibitors and 500 overseas delegates.  The event will also feature roundtables and seminars, state investment summits, Business-to-business meetings, an exhibition of key services sectors, cultural activities, country and international pavilions, among others. He will also visit the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, where he will be attending an exhibition on Department of Atomic Energy technologies and inaugurate DAE facilities in Trombay, Mumbai.

    President Ram Nath Kovind to leave for Ajmer from Jaipur

    President Ram Nath Kovind will leave for Ajmer this morning from Jaipur. He will visit Pushkar Sarovar and Brahma Temple at Pushkar and Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer. Elaborate security arrangements are made for the visit of the president. AIR correspondent reports that The President will leave for Ajmer at 9.30 this morning and will reach Ghoora Helipad. He will directly go to Pushkar Sarovar where he will offer prayers. From there he will go to Brahma Temple and remain there for over half an hour.  From Pushkar, Mr. Kovind moves for Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer. He will be welcomed on Nizam Gate and Anjuman Committee of Khadims will welcome him at Buland Darwaja. The President will remain in Dargah for about 50 minutes and then go to circuit house. Both Brahma Temple and Dargah will be vacated today for security measures.

    Venkaiah Naidu 3-Nation Visit: India & Peru Signs Agreement

    India and Peru signed an agreement in the field of Renewable Energy at Lima. The pact was signed in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Arevalo. This is the final leg of the 3-Nation visit to central America of Indian Vice- President. During the meeting, the leaders discussed various bilateral and international issues of mutual interest. Vice President’s visit comes at a time when India is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Peru.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves For 2-Day Visit To Nepal

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on a two day State visit to Nepal to take forward the issues of mutual interest and partnership across diverse sectors. During his visit to the Himalayan Nation, Prime Minister Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli besides meeting with the President and the Vice President of Nepal. This is Mr. Modi’s third visit to Nepal as Prime Minister.

    Venkaiah Naidu 3-Nation Visit: India, Panama signed two agreements

    India and Panama have signed 2 agreements on the exemption of Visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports and in the field of Agriculture. These agreements were signed during the second leg of  Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. These ties are based on common values and a shared commitment to democracy, pluralism, and multi-culturalism of both the countries. 2 centers for Biodiversity and Innovation will be set up by India in Panama worth the US $10 mn and the US $15 mn each.

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu 3-Nation Visit: Arrives In Guatemala On 1st Leg

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu arrived in Guatemala on the first leg of his three-nation tour to Latin America. During his stay in Guatemala city, Mr. Naidu will meet the leadership of the nation, with various MoUs expected to be signed. The discussions will focus on exploring mutual areas of cooperation and formalizing various MoUs in the fields of protection of wildlife, human resource training, education and exchanges between training institutes.

    Venkaiah Naidu On 5-Day Visit To South America

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu emplaned for a five-day visit to South America's Guatemala, Peru and Panama. Bilateral trade and investments are expected to be mainly discussed during the visit.  This will be the Vice President's first overseas visit after assuming office. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Sumanbahi Bhabhor.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi China Visit: Important Highlights

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New Delhi after a two-day informal summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan. The Prime Minister was received at the airport by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi wrapped up his two-day visit to China with both the countries underlining the importance of maintaining peace and tranquillity in all areas of their border region in the larger interest of the overall development of bilateral relations. On day two both leaders took a long walk by Wuhan’s iconic East Lake. The two leaders also agreed to issue “strategic guidance” to their militaries to strengthen communications and to build trust and understanding. After the walk the talk followed a Naav (Boat) pe charcha. The two leaders took a boat ride on a traditional Chinese wooden boat sporting a pagoda. Wuhan is a city of freshwater lakes along the banks of the Yangtze River.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches Van Dhan Scheme To Help Increase Tribal Income

    The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED, during the celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Bijapur, Chattisgarh. The Van Dhan scheme along with others like Jan Dhan and Gobar-Dhan schemes had the potential to change the tribal-rural economic system. Under Van Dhan, 10 Self Help Groups of 30 Tribal gatherers would be constituted.

    Vice President Venkaiah naidu Inaugurates Civil Services Day Event In New Delhi

    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two-day Civil Services Day event in New Delhi. The Day focuses on the topic ‘Evolving Strategies for Transforming Aspirational Districts’.  The Vice President also released a book 'Emulating Excellence- Takeaways for Replication'. The day is celebrated for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work.

    Venkaiah Naidu Launches Assam Govts Cashless Health Scheme

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched a health scheme of the Assam government named Atal Amrit Abhiyan that offers free medical care of up to 2 lakh rupees for every individual from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families. The state government has earmarked 400 crore rupees for the scheme in the financial year 2018-19. The cashless scheme Atal Amrit Abhiyan will cover 92 percent of the state’s population with annual income below 5 lakh rupees.

    UK Joins International Solar Alliance To Mark Narendra Modi Visit

    The United Kingdom joined the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s four-day visit to Britain. At an event held at the London Stock Exchange as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM), Britain formally announced its membership of the alliance. This alliance aims to raise $1 trillion of private and public finance to provide affordable and sustainable energy for all by 2030.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves On 5-Day Visit To Sweden & UK

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on a five-day visit to Sweden and the UK. The visit to the two nations aims at enhancing bilateral cooperation in key areas like trade, investments and Science & technology. On the first leg of his visit, the Prime Minister will attend the first-ever India-Nordic Summit at Stockholm, which will be co-hosted by India and Sweden. In London, Mr. Modi will take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being hosted by the UK.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates Dr Ambedkar National Memorial

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi. The memorial is dedicated to the life and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution. The foundation stone for the Memorial was laid by the Prime Minister in 2016. The memorial has an exhibition area, meditation hall with the Buddha Statue and 12 feet high bronze statue of Dr. Ambedkar. It is equipped with a sewerage treatment plant, a rainwater harvesting System and rooftop solar energy.

    President Third Day Nation Visit signed four agreements With Zambia

    President Ram Nath Kovind asked Indian Diaspora in Zambia to become the partner in India’s growth and asked them to take advantage of Overseas Citizen of India, OCI programme.  Four MOUs were signed between the two countries which include, the establishment of Entrepreneurship Development Institute in Zambia, taxation, visa exemption on diplomatic passports and judicial cooperation. The President also addressed India-Zambia business forum. This is the first time in three decades that a President of India is undertaking a state visit to Zambia.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi. It is the largest gathering of Ministers from energy consuming, producing and transit countries. Ministers, Industry leaders and heads of key international organizations will debate the future of global energy. Hosted by India and co-hosted by China and Korea, the meeting aims to focus on how global shifts, transition policies and new technologies influence market stability and future investment in the energy sector.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches India's 1st All-Electric High-Speed Train

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off India's first all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar. The first big Make-in-India project completed by France's Alstom, the train has the country's most powerful engine with 12,000 horsepower and a maximum speed of 120 km per hour. The average cost of one high-speed locomotive is around Rs25 crore.

    President three day visit India and Equatorial Guinea signed four agreements

    India and Equatorial Guinea sign four agreements in the field of agriculture, mining, health, telecommunications and IT after delegation-level talks between Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The two countries agreed to work together at UN, where Equatorial Guinea has just begun a two-year term on the Security Council. Both countries reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties between the two countries. President Kovind is on the first leg of his 3-nation visit to Equatorial Guinea.

    President Ram Nath Kovind Lays Foundation Stone Of 5 National Highway Projects In Varanasi

    President Ram Nath Kovind visited Varanasi on a one-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. During his temple city visit, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone of five projects of the National Highway Authority of India. It includes the second phase of the outer ring of the city and four-lane roads between Varanasi and Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. He was welcomed by State Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Varanasi Airport (Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport).

    President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Festival Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates a Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and present Gandhian Young Technological Innovation awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.  The five-day festival is an initiative to recognize, respect, showcase, reward innovations and to foster a supportive ecosystem for innovators. It is being organized by Rashtrapati Bhavan in association with the Department of Science and Technology and the National Innovation Foundation-India.

    Prime Minister inaugurates 105th Indian Science Congress

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 105th session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) at Manipur Central University in Imphal. The focal theme of 5-day ISC is “Reaching the Unreached Through Science & Technology". The ISC 2018 was organized by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), a premier scientific organization of India. Approximately, 5,000 delegates from all over the country and 2,000 scientists along with four Nobel Laureates are participating in this year mega event.

    WEF Energy Transition Index 2018: India Ranks 78th, Sweden Tops

    India ranked at 78th, lower than its emerging market peers like Brazil and China, among 114 countries on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) energy transition index. The list was topped by Sweden. The report titled 'Fostering Effective Energy Transition' ranks countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access to environmental sustainability and affordability. The Top 5 Countries in the List are- 1. Sweden,  2. Norway  3. Switzerland  4. Finland,  5. Denmark.

    President Of India Inaugurates World Hindi Secretariat In Mauritius

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius capital, Port Louis. The Secretariat is fully financed by India and a grant of 33 crore rupees was provided. The land was provided by the Mauritius government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of this building in 2015. Hindi played an important role in culture and society building in both India and Mauritius.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers on March 17 at annual Krishi Unnati Mela

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address farmers on Saturday at the annual Krishi Unnati Mela in New Delhi. Briefing reporters in New Delhi, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, the objective of the 3-day mela is to create awareness to farmers about the latest agriculture-related technological developments. He will also inaugurate the Jaivik Kheti Portal and confer Krishi Karman Award and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Krishi Vigyan protsahan awards. Lakhs of farmers and agriculture scientists will participate in the meal. During the latest agriculture and allied sector technologies will be displayed at more than 600 stalls. The main theme pavilion will be based on Doubling of farmers income by 2022. The theme area will display different kinds of organic farming techniques like natural farming and eco-farming.

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates World Hindi Secretariat in Port Louis, Mauritius

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated World Hindi Secretariat building in Port Louis, Mauritius. He also launched secretariat’s logo, an Early Digital Learning Programme as well unveiled foundation stones of a social housing project and large ENT hospital being built with Indian assistance. He visited Mauritius as part o the first leg of his two-nation state visit (Mauritius and Madagascar). The Secretariat is fully financed by Government of India and provided a grant of Rs. 33 crore.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches number of schemes for poor in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a number of schemes for the poor in Varanasi and emphasized on harnessing solar energy for cooking.  After inaugurating a 101-megawatt solar power plant in Mirzapur along with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr. Modi laid the foundation stone of various development projects worth over Rs. 800 crores in Varanasi.  He also flagged off a new train - Kanshi-Patna Jan Shatabdi Express - between Varanasi and Patna. The Prime Minister also announced Ayushman Bharat scheme to ensure better healthcare facilities for the poor.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates projects worth 1,000 crore rupees at Daman

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various developmental projects in Daman in Union territory of Daman and Diu.  He launched the helicopter service between Daman and Diu. Mr. Modi also launched Air Odisha flight service connecting Ahmedabad with Diu under UDAN Scheme. Besides, Mr. Modi laid the foundation stones for various local developmental projects in Daman and Diu.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates UP Investors Summit In Lucknow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2-Day long UP Investors Summit in Lucknow. The mega event has been organized by the Uttar Pradesh government. It is aimed at showcasing investment opportunities and potential across various sectors in Uttar Pradesh.  According to the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, 900 MoUs have already been finalized ahead of the Summit. Representatives from Mauritius, Japan, the Netherlands, Finland, Czech Republic, Thailand and Slovakia will also participate in the event. Uttar Pradesh government has formulated industrial policy to attract investment after reviewing policies of various states.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 (WSDS 2018) at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The summit is the flagship forum of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The summit’s theme this year was ‘Partnerships for a Resilient Planet’. The summit seeks to serve as a common platform for global leaders and thinkers from the fields of sustainable development, energy, and environment.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched Three Key Projects In Arunachal Pradesh

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several projects in Arunachal Pradesh. He inaugurated the Dorjee Khandu state convention center at a function in Itanagar. The Centre has an auditorium, conference halls, and an exhibition hall. Prime Minister's focus was also on the information revolution and now, the newly erected Secretariat building in the state capital is a big step in that direction. The building will have digital technology at its core and will have 2,500 officers and other employees. 

    President hosts LPG Panchayat at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    President Ram Nath Kovind hosted an‘LPG Panchayat at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was organized by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY). The LPG Panchayat aims to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and share experiences. LPG Panchayat serves as an interactive platform for those who received LPG cylinders under MUY. One panchayat has around 100 LPG customers in nearby areas. The panchayats discuss issues such as safe practices, quality of service provided by distributors and availability of refill cylinders.

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