According to information revealed by a public information officer(PIO) of the legislative department under RTI act, 2,420 central acts have been repealed by the Modi led government in past 4 years since 2014.
According to the information, 35 acts were initially revoked through Repealing And Amending act, 2015 which was followed by the cancellation of 90 acts in 2015 and 1,050 acts in 2016. However, the process didn’t stop and led to the abolition of 245 acts in 2017.
The information was revealed under RTI(Right To Information) Act in response to a query filed by a Lucknow based Nutan Thakur. The response was given considering the report by the Law Commission and a two-member committee constituted by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It also included various comments from different ministries and departments.
As of now, 2,420 acts have been revoked by the present Modi led government which were considered obsolete and redundant in the existing judicial system.
President of Afghanistan will arrive India on Wednesday 19 September 2018 to hold talks with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on numerous issues which include bilateral ties and regional security. It also includes a discussion over the possibility of peace talks with the Taliban.
President Ashraf Ghani will also address “Civic Reception” organized by Indian Foundation before heading back to Afghanistan on Wednesday evening. He will also apprise PM Modi on the recent efforts on reconciliation with Taliban.
The meeting is organized days after the meeting of Joint Working Group Of Political And Security Cooperation between India and Afghanistan. At the meeting held last week, both the countries agreed to proceed with cooperation under New Development Projects. India announced 116 “high impact community development projects” in 31 provinces of a country which was devastated as a result of a war.
According to the reports, India has backed Kabul on an “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process”.
Apart from this, the two countries would have an opportunity for furthering the shared objective of promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in an attempt to combat the menace of terrorism in Afghanistan. Moreover, regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed.
However, the President’s visit should not be left unnoticed as it came within days of Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s trip to Kabul.
As our beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi turned 68 years, cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar and his cabinet colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi unveiled a 568 Kg jumbo laddoo at an event in New Delhi on 17 September 2018, Monday.
A social service organization Sulabh International organized the event to mark the celebrations of PM Modi’s birthday as “Swachhta Diwas.” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “Sanitation coverage has significantly increased in the country in last four years.”
Prakash Javadekar said, “More than nine crore toilets have been constructed under Swachhta Campaign and 450 lakh villages have been declared open defecation free(ODF).”
The HRD Minister said that 90 percent sanitation coverage of the country is under the leadership of PM Modi. Before this, the sanitation coverage stood for only 30 percent in the first 60 to 62 years.
“Sanitation has become a mass movement now”, said the Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
“PM Sh @narendramodi has been working with the commitment to Clean India, Healthy India . Swachh Bharat Abhiyan #SwachhtaHiSeva has today become an effective mission with the participation & passion of common people of the country. (sic)” Naqvi later tweeted.
Today is our country’s most loved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji birthday. PM Modi was born on September 17, 1950, in Vadnagar Gujarat. He turns 68 today. He will celebrate his birthday in his constituency Varanasi today and will stay overnight in the holy city.
PM Modi will celebrate his birthday among children of a primary school aided by a not-for-profit organization. According to the officials, he will pray Lord Shiva in Kashi Vishwanath Temple and then later watch a movie Chalo Jeete Hain with children.
“On his 68th birthday, PM Modi will watch a 32-minute film “Chalo Jeete Hain” with the school children. He is also likely to inaugurate several development projects worth crores of rupees,” senior officials said.
Apart from this, BJP in Tamil Nadu celebrated our Prime Minister’s birthday by gifting gold rings to newborns. Leaders from various political parties took social media handles to convey their hearty wishes to the beloved Prime Minister. Various organizations have planned celebrations at prominent places in the city. Moreover, BJP workers have made special arrangements on occasion to cut cakes and distribute sweets.
Tomorrow he will inaugurate Integral Power Development Scheme(IPDS) and Atal Incubation Centre at Banaras Hindu University(BHU). Later, he will lay a foundation stone for a regional ophthalmology center followed by a speech at BHU.
Here are various tweets on social media handles conveying warm greeting to the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Ashraka Mubarak Program of Dawoodi Bohra community at Saifee Masjid in Indore on Friday, 14th September 2018 to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain. He praised the community for significant contributions in the nation in terms of development and maintaining peace.
Dawoodi Bohras are an economically sound community that has supported PM Modi during his days in his home state Gujarat. The Prime Minister took the occasion as an opportunity to show his association with the top leaders of the community. BJP maintained that there was no political agenda behind meeting the community and attending the program.
He highlighted various schemes of the government for the welfare of all sects of the society on this occasion. Along with PM Modi, Chief Minister of the state Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the spiritual leader of the Bohra community Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin was also present at the event.
“The Prime Minister’s speech belies the perception created by the Opposition about him and the BJP. His programmes are for sabka saath, sabka vikas. There was good jugalbandi (coordination) between him and the Dawoodi Bohra community,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
“It is also true that all five fingers are not the same. In our midst, some people are found who consider cheating as business. In the last four years, the government has succeeded in giving the message that whoever it is has to stay within the boundaries of rules. Honest business people are being encouraged through GST, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and other such laws. And the biggest beneficiaries of these laws is the Bohra community,” the Prime Minister said.
A noted and one of the oldest medical journals British journal Lancet praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The journal praised the long-term vision of PM Modi for a healthy, capable and content India.
The journal praised the PM Modi’s initiative for prioritizing the healthcare for the emerging middle-class sect through his National Healthcare Mission popularly known as Ayushman Bharat.
Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet, said that Prime Minister understands the significance of health as a natural right of every human being but as a political tool to fulfill the expectations of rising middle class in India.
He was also critical of the Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, and said that the Congress chief is “yet to match Modicare.”
“Rahul Gandhi seeking to resurrect the Congress and prove that India’s greatest political dynasty still has something to offer, despite his promises to help lower castes, tribal communities and rural poor, is yet to match Modicare,” Horton said in an article published in the journal.
According to the Lancet Editor-in-Chief, health would be an important issue in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Horton wrote about the public discontent regarding health in India, and finally, the government recognized the need and threat it can cause. PM Modi took the initiative in the form of Ayushman Bharat Scheme that he launched this year to ensure healthy and capable India. He implemented two flagship programs under the scheme.
“Ayushman Bharat has two pillars — the creation of 1, 50,000 health and wellness centres across the country to provide a spine of primary care facilities to deliver universal health coverage; and the National Health Protection Mission (NHPM), a health insurance aimed at providing coverage of Rs. 5 lakh per family annually, thus benefiting more than 10 crore poor families,” said the article.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may hold a review meeting this week for an evaluative intervention in the economic state of the nation. The meeting is likely to be held with an objective of assessing measures to stem fall in the rupee and rising prices of the crude oil.
The Finance Ministry said that the government and RBI are going to make sure that Rupee does not fall unreasonably.
The government is expected to announce measures to stop the further surge in crude oil prices in the nation. Moreover, it will ensure that the Rupee does not fall. Although, there could be many underlying reasons that the Rupee is under stress past many days. It is on account of widening Current Account Deficit(CAD). But the most obvious reason that Rupee is plunging below is worsening trade war between US and China.
As of now, Rupee is one of the worst performing currencies in Asia. It has hit a record low of 12 percent this year. However, the government is keeping a check on the falling rate of Rupee in the international market.
“Government and RBI will do everything to ensure that rupee does not slide to unreasonable levels. Today’s correction seems to reflect that realisation,” Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with ASHA(Accredited Social Health Activists) and Anganwadi workers all over the country through NaMo App. He announced a hike in the monthly remuneration of the workers on Tuesday, 11th September 2018.
The hike will be effective from October 2018, and it will be seen in the monthly salaries of the workers from November 2018. The proposed hike would double the monthly incentives that the Union Government provides to the workers.
The Union Government will provide a free insurance cover under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana to all the ASHA workers and their helpers.
PM Modi announced a significant hike in the honorarium given to the workers. Those who were receiving Rs. 3000 will now get Rs. 4500 and those who received Rs. 2200 in the past will get Rs. 3500.
Apart from this, the Anganwadi workers who used to get Rs. 1500 will get Rs. 2500. These are the routine incentives that the Union Government will give. Moreover, the state government will also provide them with separate incentives.
PM Modi said, that Anganwadi workers are playing a vital role in building the nation. They are strengthening the foundation of the country looking after the nutritional standards, and are maintaining cleanliness, and are ensuring the health and well being of the infants.
The Prime Minister also announced additional incentives for the workers who make use of the techniques like common application software (ICDS-CAS). The incentives would range from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500 based on the performance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the religious head of the Dawoodi Bohra community Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in Indore on 14th September 2018.
According to the officials, PM Modi will meet him at the Saifi Nagar mosque in the city. He will attend the sermon to be delivered by the religious leader of the community during the 9-day religious discourse which will start from 12th September 2018.
The officials said that the Prime Minister is going to address the community that will gather at the mosque to attend the 9-day long religious dialogue. He will stay with Dr. Syedna for 30 minutes to seek blessings.
While according to the district administration, they have not received any official intimation from the Prime Minister’s Office regarding the proposed rendezvous.
PM Modi’s visit to Indore and his interaction with Dr. Syedna is seen by the political analysts as an attempt to give a push to the present state government. Elections are ahead, and the interaction is a step towards retaining the power in the state.
Meanwhile, the state administration is working hard to ensure the safety and security in the state during the Prime Minister’s visit.
According to the Deputy Inspector General(DIG) of Indore police Harinarayanchari Mishra, 4000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure strict security during his visit. A team of SPG officials will visit the city to look after the security arrangements.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi coins a new slogan “Ajay Bharat, Atal Bhajpa” at a two-day executive meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi on Sunday. He will address the two-day party meeting with a valedictory speech.
PM Modi said that the nation needs a capable and reasonable opposition. But those who failed as a government have also failed to play the role of opposition. He reprimanded the opposition for not playing the role of a responsible opposition and not fighting over the real issues.
The party seeks power to work for people not to sit in the chair. BJP is ruling in Gujarat for 31 years because it is not hungry for the power, according to PM Modi.
Party President Amit Shah called the opposition “disruptionists” and its grand alliance an “eyewash”. He also accused the opposition of indulging in acts of “Breaking India”. He has asked the party people from all over the nation to highlight the achievements of BJP government in last four years to counter false allegations of the opposition.
The “fragrance” of BJP and “charisma” of PM Modi will help the party to come again in power with a bigger majority in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, according to party president Amit Shah.
Here are some glimpses of the executive meeting.