Prime Minister Narendra Modi left today on a three-nation tour that will take him to Palestine on a short, but hugely symbolic visit before traveling to United Arab Emirates and Oman. He will wrap up the tour on Monday. “This will be the first ever Prime Ministerial visit to Palestine from India,” PM Modi said in a statement about the visit that New Delhi has described as “historic”.
From New Delhi, PM Modi is traveling to Jordanian capital Amman and take a chopper ride to reach the Palestinian city of Ramallah a little over 100 km away. The city in the West Bank, which hosts the Palestinian Authority’s presidential headquarters, also serves as its de facto capital.
Prime Minister on Wednesday declared the launch of ‘Khelo India School Games’ and said this event will help to nurture India’s talent. He declared the opening of KISG at an Indira Gandhi Stadium, addressing the people, he said that sports should form a central place in the lives of youth.
He said – Sports is an important means of personality development and Khelo India is not a programme, it’s a mission. The Games will highlight India’s young sporting talent and showcase India’s sports potential”.
“Khelo India is not only about winning medals. It is an effort to give strength to a mass movement for playing more. We want to focus on every aspect that would make sports more popular across the nation,”.
In addition, Mr. Modi urged youngsters to take up the sports as a necessary and important tool to make a country more developed.
He further said – “When we say India has to grow on the world stage, it does not only mean having a strong army & powerful economy. It includes people of India distinguishing themselves as scientists, artists, sportspersons. And, I am confident India will scale these heights. I trust our youth.”
He also asked youngsters to invest their time in sports amidst of their schedules. He said it feels great seeing youngsters from rural areas excelling as a sportsperson. Surprisingly, Mr. Narendra Modi also decided to select 1000 kids every year from sports and will provide 5 lakh p.a. for 8 years.
“Coaches should be recognized, especially childhood coaches who have unearthed them and helped them grow in their area. So we have decided to reward every coach of a sportsperson who brings laurels for the country,”
The Khelo India School Games will be host across 16 disciplines, 5000 school children under 17 years age from different states, will participate in the event from Jan 31st to 8th February 2018. A stack of 199 gold medals, 199 silver, and 275 bronze medals will be kept in the first schedule of KISG.
According to the reports, PM Narendra Modi would visit Tripura twice to hold meetings after assembly elections. First, he would visit Tripura on 8th February; there he would address public meetings in Santirbazar and Kailashahar in Unakoti and South Tripura district respectively. After 8th Feb, he would again visit Tripura on 15th February to address a meeting in Agartala.
The BJP’s party national president Amit Shah would be in Tripura for a week to work in the favor of the BJP-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) alliance. The results of the election that would be held on 18th Feb 2018 will be out on 3rd March.
The state BJP chief said –
“From Agartala, Mr. Shah would also visit Meghalaya and Nagaland, where Assembly polls would be held on February 27.”
Apart from Modi and Amit Shah, other BJP leaders including external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ad Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi would also show their presence in the campaigning.
The two dignitaries were welcomed by a huge crowd on the 8 km roadshow that was to begin from Ahmedabad airport to Sabarmati Ashram. People from different states welcomed Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu as they pass by. More than 35 dance troupe performed the traditional dances on along their way to the Ashram. During their visit to Sabarmati Ashram the PM Modi Ji also taught him some tricks of kite flying. Netanyahu described Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest seer of the humanity.
Israel PM came along with his wife Sara and was received well by Mr. Modi at airport. It is also reported that the two will also inaugurate the iCreate Centre in Ahmedabad. Then they will proceed for a visit to a startup exhibition and will also interact with the startup CEO’s.
Narendra Modi and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe also held a joint roadshow in the September last year. They also spent time at the Sabarmati Riverfront which was built during Narendra Modi’s period as Gujarat’s CM.
He further said – Just for a few claps in Parliament, some people make promises they could never keep” hitting the Congress for previous misleading rail budgets. In his speech, Prime Minister addressed the problems faced and the solutions provided to them. For Congress ’Garibi Hatao’ was an attractive slogan but the doors of the bank were never meant for the poor. Jhan Dhan Yojna helped poor in getting access to bank facilities.
For 40 years, no one took interest in OROP (One Rank One Pension), before 2014 elections, an amount was assigned even when it was cleared that this sum is quite less. It was our commitment to change OROP as a reality and we worked hard making it possible.
He remembered Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and his work towards modernizing Rajasthan. Modi Ji thanked Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and CM Vasundhara for organizing such programme in Barmer.
He further said that this is the time for – ‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ we must work towards our aims to achieve them by 2022 when India will mark 75 years of freedom.
Narendra Modi assures that this refinery will benefit Rajasthan in many ways –
The Rajasthan refinery will be the first in the state, which is blessed with immense oil and gas reserves. This refinery will benefit Rajasthan, especially the industrious youth of the state”
Watch Narendra Modi addressing Public in Barmer, video below –
The Narendra Modigovernment plans to roll out a flagship electoral bond scheme in order to make political funding more transparent.
These bonds will be made available at designated banks in the first 10 days of every quarter. The donors can make use of these interest-free bearer bonds for funding a party of their choice (in denominations of Rs 1,000, Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10 lakh, and Rs 1 crore). The individual donors, companies and NGOs will have to enter the KYC details at the time of buying bonds, but this information is confidential. This will not be disclosed to parties.
The parties have 15 days (from the day of purchase) for encashing bonds through their verified accounts. A 7.5% cap on companies’ donations to political parties will not be applicable to electoral bonds.
The Modi administration has called the scheme “historic“.
PM Modi and President Trump had a telephonic conversation during which they “expressed satisfaction” over the eight edition of the GES held in Hyderabad, where nearly 1,500 entrepreneurs and investors from 150 countries came together for networking, mentoring and investment.
Hyderabad also played host to First Daughter Ivanka Trump, who lead the US delegation at the GES and made a mark with her endorsement of women entrepreneurs and effusive praise for PM Modi.
Ivanka said “India has a true friend in the White House”, a throwback to her father’s words in the recent past.
PM Modi too talked up bilateral relations, saying the GES 2017 event “not only connects Silicon Valley with Hyderabad but also showcases the close ties between the US and India.”
At the opening of global business summit in Hyderabad, US President’s daughter and informal advisor Ivanka Trump and PM Narendra Modi were joined by a robot ‘Mitra’. After some hours, they had their dinner at the famous Falaknuma Palace of Hyderabad.
Ivanka was given a warm welcome in the high-tech hub of Hyderabad. She said that start-ups “may” just outshine “your world-famous biryani”.
In the details provided, there wasn’t any mention of biryani in the lavish five-course dinner that was organized around the longest dining table in the world allowing seating of 101 people.
According to chefs, Gosht shikampuri kebab, Khubani ke malai kofta, Murg Pista ka salan and Sitaphal kulfi were the highlights of the meal, according to chefs. And, saffron and figs were used for special flavours.
The global summit, with Ivanka as the lead of US delegation, seeks better opportunities for women entrepreneurs fighting odds across the world. Ivanka said that fuelling the growth of women-led businesses and bridging the gender entrepreneurship gap could help in expanding global GDP by 2%.
Ivanka even held talks with PM Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.
PM Modi said,
“This event not only connects the Silicon Valley with Hyderabad but also showcases the close ties between the United States of America and India. It underlines our shared commitment towards encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.”
India has turned into a major market for the US with 2-way trade of nearly $115 billion last year. The aim is to raise it to $500 billion by 2022. Military and strategic ties are also getting better as China’s influence is growing in Asia and beyond.
PM Narendra Modi will be addressing poll rallies today and on Wednesday in various parts of Saurashtra and south Gujarat as polling for the first phase will be held here on December 9. PM Modi will be addressing people in Bhuj town of Kutch district in the morning and later in the day Jasdan town of Rajkot, Dhari in Amreli and Kamrej in Surat, as told by Gujrat BJP in-charge Bhupendra Yadav in an Ahmedabad press conference.
PM Modi will be addressing poll rallies in Morbi and Prachi villages near Somnath, Palitana in Bhavnagar and at Navsari in south Gujarat on Wednesday.
Mr Yadav said,
“Each rally has been organised in such a way that people from five to six surrounding constituencies can also attend it.”
With a total of 182 assembly seats, the polling for the 2-phase elections in Gujarat will occur on December 9 and 14 and the vote counting will happen on December 18.
In the second phase, 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat region will go for polling, the election for the remaining 93 constituencies of central and northern regions will take place in the second phase.
Various eminent BJP leaders will be addressing rallies in several parts Gujarat where the first phase of polling is scheduled.
The major campaigners comprise of Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states Yogi Adityanath and Vasundhara Raje and many Gujarat BJP leaders.
He further added,
“On November 26 and 27, our star campaigners will address rallies in all the 89 seats going to polls in the first phase.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said starting business in India is easier than ever before as procedures have been simplified, archaic laws repealed and compliance requirements reduced.
The reforms initiated by the government in the last three years have helped India jump 30 places since last year in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking to break into the top 100-nation club.
PM Modi said
“Starting a new business in India is now easier than ever before. Procedures for obtaining clearances from various agencies have been simplified. Archaic laws have been repealed, and the burden of compliances has been reduced,” he said.
He added further
“Come. Invest in India,”. “The place with unlimited opportunity from farm to fork. The place to produce, process, and prosper. For India, and for the world.”