Category Articles: India

PM attends meeting with 40 economists on the theme “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead”

June 22, 2019
PM attends meeting with 40 economists on the theme “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead”

Press Information Bureau, New Delhi:The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today attended an interactive session with over 40 economists and other experts, organized by NITI Aayog, on the theme “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead.” During the session, participants shared their views, in five distinct groups, on the economic themes of macro-economy and employment, agriculture and water resources, exports, education, and health. [caption width="930" align="alignnone"] NITI Aayog PM Nare...Read More

A committee to look into One Nation, One Election initiative

June 19, 2019
A committee to look into One Nation, One Election initiative

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who on Wednesday presided over an all party meeting to discuss the initiative of ``One Nation, One Election' will constitute a committee to look into it by taking into consideration views of all political parties. Briefing reporters after the marathon meeting, held in Parliament Library building, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stressed that the initiative was not the government's agenda. He quoted the Prime Minister as having told the meeting that it w...Read More

Global premiere of Renault Triber in India; price, booking details to be declared later

June 19, 2019
Global premiere of Renault Triber in India; price, booking details to be declared later

 New Delhi: Renault, the number one European brand in India, revealed its all new global product, Renault TRIBER in India today. Renault TRIBER is the outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France and is a world-first vehicle specifically designed for the Indian market. “India is a key market for Groupe Renault. We are still young to India, yet our ambitions are high in line with our “Drive the Future” strategic plan: we aim at doubling our sales by 2022. For th...Read More

BJP MP from Kota – Rajasthan, Om Birla elected Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

June 19, 2019

New Delhi: BJP lawmaker from Kota in Rajasthan Om Birla was on Wednesday elected as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha as an unanimous candidate. His name was proposed among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seconded by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others. A number of set of proposals in favour of Mr Birla was also proposed by Amit Shah and Congress floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Sudip Bandyopadhyay of Trinamool Congress and Pinaki Misra of BJD among others suppo...Read More

Govt of India compulsorily retires 15 senior IRS officers with immediate effect

June 18, 2019
Govt of India compulsorily retires 15 senior IRS officers with immediate effect

New Delhi: In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (j) of Rule 56 of the Fundamental Rules, the President of India has retired 15 officers of Indian Revenue Service (IRS)(C&CE) in public interest with immediate effect on completing 50 years of age. These Officers are of the rank of Principal Commissioner, Commissioner, Addl. Commissioner, Dy. Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner etc. All these 15 Officers will be paid a sum equivalent to the pay and allowances for a period of thr...Read More

JP Nadda becomes Working President of BJP; Amit Shah to continue as President for 6 months

June 17, 2019
JP Nadda becomes Working President of BJP; Amit Shah to continue as President for 6 months

New Delhi: Jagat Prakash Nadda (JP Nadda), the former health minister who had stayed out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi new cabinet, has been appointed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s working president. The appointment was cleared unanimously by the BJP’s powerful parliamentary board, the top decision-making body of the party. Amit Shah, who has become union home minister, will continue as the BJP president till Nadda is formally elected to the post. Nadda, a Rajya Sabha member...Read More

India wins World Cup ODI against Pakistan

June 17, 2019
India wins World Cup ODI against Pakistan

Manchester: Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred in three innings as India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan at the World Cup with an 89-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method on Sunday (Jun 16). Sharma's 140 was the centrepiece of a total of 336-5 that also featured captain Virat Kohli's 77. Victory in this rain-curtailed clash saw India, who have now won all seven of their World Cup matches against Pakistan, remain unbeaten after four pool games at this year's e...Read More

Opening session of 17th Lok Sabha today

June 17, 2019
Opening session of 17th Lok Sabha today

New Delhi:The opening session of the new Lok Sabha commences its business on Monday with the BJP-led NDA, which has come back to power with an greater majority in the lower house, hoping to pass crucial bills like the Triple Talaq bill. The session will commence with administration of oath to 542 members of the 17th Lok Sabha. The election for Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on charges of money power playing a huge role in the election there. Two more MPs will be nominated by...Read More

PM’s opening remark in NITI Aayog meet: Making India a 5 trillion dollar economy, harnessing water resources, doubling income of farmers

June 15, 2019
PM’s opening remark in NITI Aayog meet: Making India a 5 trillion dollar economy, harnessing water resources, doubling income of farmers

New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today delivered the opening remarks at the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, in RashtrapatiBhawan Cultural Centre in New Delhi. Welcoming the Governor of J&K, Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and other delegates, the Prime Minister reiterated that NITI Aayog has a key role to play in fulfilling the mantra of SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas, SabkaVishwas. Recalling the recent General Elections ...Read More

India home to world’s second largest internet user base, thanks to Jio

June 13, 2019
India home to world’s second largest internet user base, thanks to Jio

New Delhi: Helmed by Reliance Jio, India is home to the world's second largest internet user base, accounting for 12 per cent of all internet users globally, the 2019 Mary Meeker report on Internet Trends said. Jio is one of the most innovative internet companies based outside the US, it added. "At 3.8 billion, the number of Internet users comprises more than half the world's population," it said, adding China has the largest base, accounting for 21 per cent of all internet users globally....Read More