India News – 29 February 2020

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PM @narendramodi lays the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reviews relief operations with 18 SDMs in North East Delhi.


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PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway

  • PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Expressway is expected to benefit Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah districts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations all over the country from Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh


” ‘steady’ decline in the GDP growth rate”

P. Chidambaram @PChidambaram_IN – Former Union Finance Minister:

  • FM said she is happy about the ‘steadying’ of the economy.
  • What she probably meant was the ‘steady’ decline in the GDP growth rate.
  • The growth rates in the last SEVEN quarters were 8.0; 7.0; 6.5; 5.7; 5.6; 5.1 and 4.7.
  • Steady decline !

‘Delhi govt is doing all it can to restore normalcy’

Arvind Kejriwal @ArvindKejriwal – Chief Minister of Delhi:

  • Reviewed relief operations at the North East DC Office with all departments.
  • Delhi govt is doing all it can to restore normalcy to people’s lives.
  • We have to once again create an environment of peace and harmony for all people in Delhi.

It’s time that the SC intervenes effectively to protect the rights of the citizens guaranteed by the Indian Constitution: @AnandSharmaINC

Overwhelmed to present Swami Vivekanand Smriti’s Karmayogi Award 2020 to “Forest Man of India & Environmental Activist” Padma Shri Jadav ‘Molai’ Payeng at an impressive function in Delhi today:
@PrakashJavdekar

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Pic Credit: @PrakashJavdekar

‘Sagarmala project is the best step towards creating greenfield ports, modernizing the existing ports, and also for empowering the coastal community’

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu:

  • Make Indian ports more energy-efficient and environment-friendly – Vice President tells the Chairpersons of Port Trusts.
  • Harness our vast coast for growth and development of the country.
  • Support local communities, provide skills and create employment opportunities for the youth.
  • Interacting with the Chairpersons of major Port Trusts during the ‘Chintan Baithak’ being held by the Ministry of Shipping in Mamallapuram today, the Vice President stressed upon the need to harness our vast coast for the sustainable growth and development of the country.
  • Appreciating the contributions of India’s 7516 km long coast, its 12 major ports and 200 non-major ports to the nation’s growth story, he opined that India has an excellent opportunity for port-led development as ports were inevitable for exports and imports.
  • VP Naidu also appreciated the Sagarmala port-led development initiated by the Government of India and said that it was the best step towards creating greenfield ports, modernizing the existing ports, and also for empowering the coastal community by generating employment opportunities.   
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‘I strongly disapprove of the sanction granted to..’

P. Chidambaram @PChidambaram_IN – Former Union Finance Minister:

  • Delhi Government is no less ill-informed than the central government in its understanding of sedition law.
  • I strongly disapprove of the sanction granted to prosecute Mr Kanhaiya Kumar and others for alleged offences under sections 124A and 120B of IPC.

Mukesh Ambani calls on YS Jagan

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan at the Camp Office in Tadepalli, today.

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Pic Credit: @AndhraPradeshCM


Arvind Kejriwal meets Hardeep Puri

AAP @AamAadmiParty:

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri today.
  • Discussion held on different key aspects of Delhi governance which come under his ministry.
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Pic Credit: @AamAadmiParty

‘The highest production record in the world’

Piyush Goyal @PiyushGoyal – Minister of Railways:

  • Heartiest congratulations to Chittaranjan Locomotive Works for the recognition by Limca Book of Records for producing 402 electrical locomotives in FY 2018-19, the highest production record in the world.
  • The hard work & dedication of Railways family have made this feat possible.
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Pic Credit: @PiyushGoyal

‘It is always special to be in Puri’

@AmitShah – Home Minister :

It is always special to be in Puri. Took blessings of Mahaprabhu Jagannath.

Pic Courtesy : @AmitShah


Kerala

‘2,00,000 houses and a million smiles’

Pinarayi Vijayan @vijayanpinarayi – Chief Minister of Kerala:

  • 2,00,000 houses and a million smiles, that’s LIFE mission, Kerala’s comprehensive housing scheme.
  • Kerala’s quest to become a State with no homeless people has crossed a major milestone.
  • Since we took office, more than 2 lakh houses have been completed.
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Pic Credit: @vijayanpinarayi

Rajasthan

‘We have been able to deliver the highest ever number of man days under MNREGA since the inception of the scheme’

Sachin Pilot @SachinPilot – Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan:

  • Rajasthan today ranks 1st across India for the number of man days under MNREGA,
  • this has been done in slightly more than 1 year,
  • in 2019/20, we have completed 30.04 crore man days against the target of 23 crore days & should realise 33.34 crore man days by end of the financial year.
  • As one of the ministries under my charge, I thank all the officials & functionaries for enabling and helping empower rural Rajasthan,
  • together we have been able to deliver the highest ever number of man days under MNREGA since the inception of the scheme.

Telangana

PV Sindhu & family called on Telangana Governor at Rajbhavan

@DrTamilisaiGuv – Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan :

Pic Courtesy : @DrTamilisaiGuv

‘Good going with MJ market renovation’

@KTRTRS – KTR – Telangana Minister :

  • Good going with MJ market renovation.
  • Need more/special focus on all such heritage structures & monuments in the city.
  • Please launch a special drive with similar zeal

@arvindkumar_ias – Arvind Kumar :

Lighting of MJ Market is done. Flooring will be done in another week’s time…


Odisha

Acclaimed Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Sand Art of Lord Jagannath at Puri Beach

@sudarsansand – Sudarsan Pattnaik :

‘Jai Jagannath……..’

Pic Courtesy : @sudarsansand

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