India 2019

WHO lauds India’s Commitment to Accelerated Sanitation Coverage; Swachh Bharat Mission also yields other broad health benefits

India’s Commitment to Universal Sanitation Coverage has won praise from WHO for savings lives and leapfrogging to achieve SDG 3 and 6. Seen in file picture is Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi giving away awards to the winners of national essay, painting and film competitions, at an event to mark the Swachh Bharat Diwas: the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission and the conclusion of “Swachhata hi Sewa” fortnight, in New Delhi on October 02, 2017.

WHO lauds India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300 000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014. As the initial results of a WHO modelling study on the health impact of the ...

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‘India now ranks second globally in the manufacture of mobile phones’

RoK President -Moon Jae-In

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, on 9 July 2018 jointly inaugurated a large mobile manufacturing facility of Samsung India Electronics  at Noida. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister described the occasion as a special one, in the journey to make India a global manufacturing hub. He said the investment of ...

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India catches up with GenNext roads to prosperity; PM Modi inaugurates Eastern Peripheral Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi @ Meerut Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday 27 May 2018, dedicated to the nation two newly built expressways in the Delhi NCR Region. The first of these is the 14 lane, access controlled, package –I of the  Delhi-Meerut Expressway, stretching from  Nizammudin Bridge to Delhi UP Border.  This 8.360 kms stretch of National Highway  has been completed in a record time of 18 ...

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Piyush Goyal takes temporarily charge of Finance and Corporate Affairs

PM Modi poses among people of Nepal on his two day trip and announces minor reshuffle in his cabinet on arrival on 14 May 2018

The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed the following reallocation of portfolios amongst the members of the Union Council of Ministers as during the period of indisposition of Arun Jaitley, Minister; the portfolios of Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs held by him, be temporarily assigned to Piyush Goyal, in addition to his existing ...

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Economic Survey 17-18 hints at Acche Din Ahead as India poised to emerge as world’s fastest growing major economy

Economic Survey 2017-18 gives India hint of better economic growth ahead in 2018-19. Seen in the picture are Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu,  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan  at the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony, at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi on January 29, 2018.

The Acche Din seems to be closing by as the Economic Survey 2017-18 tabled by the finance minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament on 29 January 2018 ahead of the Union Budget on 1 Feb 2018 reflects that a series of major reforms undertaken over the past year will allow real GDP growth to reach 6.75 percent this fiscal and will rise to ...

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India to Host World Environment Day Celebration in 2018

Swacchh Bharat Mission, National Mission for Clean Ganga Campaign along with India’s policies and programmes on promotion of clean energy  will be the highlight of World Environment Day Celebration 2018.  India will Host World Environment Day Celebration in 2018’: Environment Minister announced @ 3rd United Nations Environment assembly in Nairobi

Stating that scientific facts clearly indicate that pollution has an impact on human health, well-being and has long-term implications on Sustainable Development Goals, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,  Harsh Vardhan has said that a healthy environment is necessary for eradicating poverty.  The Minister also added that the legitimate priority and needs of developing countries and their rights ...

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India top improver, rises to top 100 in World Bank’s doing Business Report, 2018

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley addressing a press conference on India'’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2018, in New Delhi on October 31, 2017.The Secretary, DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek, the Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau,  A.P. Frank Noronha and other dignitaries are also seen.

India has leapt 30 ranks over its rank of 130 in the Doing Business Report 2017, according to the the World Bank, released the Doing Business (DB) Report, 2018 on 31 st 2017. In an communique, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) announced that India ranks 100 among 190 countries assessed by the Doing Business Team. This edition of the ...

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Naidu inaugurates CVC’s Vigilance week 2017 with ‘My Vision-Corruption-free India’ theme

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the booklet ‘Preventive Vigilance Initiatives’, at the ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ function, organised by the Central Vigilance Commission, in New Delhi on October 30, 2017.
 Union Minister Jitendra Singh, the Cabinet Secretary, P.K. Sinha and the Central Vigilance Commissioner, Shri K.V. Chowdary are also seen.

Justice should not only be done, but should also be seen to be done is a basic fundamental of law of natural justice and likewise in world’s biggest democracy- democratic governance should be made available to all in a free and fair manner! The Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu at the inauguration of the Vigilance Awareness Week, 2017 on 30th October 2017 said that we must ensure that ...

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India intensifies Mission Indradhanush; let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease says Modi

PM Narendra Modi intensifies national immunisation drive. Seen here  addressing a public meeting, at Vadnagar, Gujarat on October 08, 2017. The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, the Minister of State for Mines and Coal, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nitinbhai Patel and other dignitaries are also seen.

“Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease”, stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat, on 08 October 2017. Through this programme, Government of India aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine ...

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Gujarat Tourism to get shot in the arm with greenfield airport for Rajkot and bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka

With aim to add tangible touches to his 'Mann Ki Baat', urging countrymen to travel widely across India to internalise and learn meaningful life changing experiences from its diversity-  Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi being received by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, on his arrival, at Jamnagar, Gujarat on October 07, 2017.

The laying of foundation stone of new greenfield airport for Rajkot and bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka in Gujarat should ideally had been claimed as part of the otherwise not so enthusing ‘Paryatan Parv’ initiative being run the Department of Tourism, since not long back it had announced PM Modi as its brand ambassador. But, then government departments can take long even to make good ...

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Modi cautions against people spreading pessimism around economy; reforms will take India to a new league of development

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi releasing the ICSI Golden Jubilee Postal Stamp, at the Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), in New Delhi on October 04, 2017. The Minister of State for Law & Justice and Corporate Affairs, P.P. Chaudhary is also seen.

Indian economy is a matter of big debate among experts, politicians and other stakeholders. Much of ammunition to the critical evaluation of progress and likely course of direction is being provided by the past ministers in the NDA government including Yashwant Sinha and more recently Arun Shourie.  In a way its good news for masses that well ahead of general election in ...

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For Gandhi Non-violence was akin to Swacchta and must for a healthy mind in a healthy body

(File Picture) PM Narendra Modi at exhibition “Swachchhagrah – Bapu Ko Karyanjali - Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani”, to mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s first experiment of Satyagraha in Champaran, organised by the National Archives of India in April 2017.

India’s decisive battle against cleanliness and hygiene has got a fillip through ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’, Cleanliness is Service, which draws attention to making sanitation a shared responsibility. Embedded in the idea of this top-up initiative to the already ongoing ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (SBM) is a clear invocation for the masses to shun the entrenched notion that cleanliness is but the ...

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