Glad to have met VP Kamala Harris: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

Glad to have met VP Kamala Harris.

Her feat has inspired the entire world.

We talked about multiple subjects that will further cement the India-USA friendship, which is based on shared values and cultural linkages.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Feel grateful for your very existence, your very body, and all that you have, and all the love you have received. And this gratefulness will bring you a flood of prosperity, joy, and happiness:

Sri Sri

Pic Credit: Sri Sri

Grateful to the Indian community in Washington DC for the warm welcome : PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

Grateful to the Indian community in Washington DC for the warm welcome.

Our diaspora is our strength.

It is commendable how the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself across the world.

Landed in Washington DC. Over the next two days, will be meeting US President Joe Biden and Vice President KamalaHarris, Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga.

Will attend the Quad meeting and would also interact with leading CEOs to highlight economic opportunities in India.

PM Narendra Modi was greeted on arrival by Shri Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to USA and Mr. T. H. Brian McKeon, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

A long flight also means opportunities to go through papers and some file work.

Launched the National Single Window System, a one-stop destination for investors & businesses for approvals & clearances! : Piyush Goyal

Ministry of Commerce & Industry:

“Launch of National Single Window System, is a giant leap, towards making India Aatmanirbhar” said Shri Piyush Goyal while Launching the facility.

Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Shri Piyush Goyal said that NSWS will usher in Azadi from legacy of running to Govt. offices  for approvals and registrations 

He said that in this 75 weeks of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, we can share “Azadi ka Amrit” with Investors, Business owners (MSMEs) not only form India but from the world. The Minister said that 

NSWS would usher in Azadi from legacy of running to Govt. offices, i.e. Ease of doing business & Ease of living Azadi from paperwork, duplication & information asymmetry Azadi from Windows within Window..   

The Minister said that PM Modi’s, decisive & bold leadership has enabled & encouraged India to dream bigger

NSWS has been designed keeping the needs of entrepreneurs and investors at the center.

 NSWS provides following online services: – 

• Know Your Approval (KYA) Service: an intelligent information wizard that generates a list of approvals required by any business to commence operations. It does so by asking the investor a series of dynamic questions about their planned business activities and identifies the applicable approvals basis the responses provided. The questionnaire, simple and user friendly on the surface, has a complex, automated logic built into it to sieve through hundreds of approvals, and shortlists only those relevant to the specific investor or entrepreneur. This service was launched on 21.07.2021 with over 500 approvals across 32 Central Departments and over 2000 approvals across 14 states. This service is only for guidance purposes and does not constitute any legal advice.

• Common Registration Form: To ensure a single point of submission of information and documents across Ministries and States, a unified information capturing system along with a common registration form has been introduced. Information is auto-populated on forms, eliminating the need to fill in the same information again. 

• State registration form: Enables investor to have seamless single click access to respective State Single Window System.

• Applicant dashboard: Provides a single online interface to apply, track and respond to the queries pertaining to approvals and registrations across ministries and States. 

• Document repository: An online centralized storage service for investors to enable one-time document submission and use the same across multiple approvals. This eliminates the need to submit documents at multiple portals.

• E-Communication module: Enables online response to queries and clarification requests related to applications by Ministries and States.

The beta version of the portal has now been completed and is being opened to all stakeholders and the public as trial soft launch. The beta version of the portal (under Phase I), hosts approvals from 18 Central departments and 9 States and is aimed at guiding investors to the list of business approvals they may need, based on information provided by them.

Another 14 Central departments and 5 States will be onboarded by December 2021 (under Phase II)

The portal will progressively onboard a greater number of approvals and licenses, based on user / industry feedback.

Though extensive testing by Ministries/States is ongoing, and will continue for next three months to stabilize & optimize the platform, it is critical that extensive feedback from the industry users is accommodated to ensure comprehensiveness and high utility for Investors & Entrepreneurs.

I urge CM Charanjit Channi to order an immediate girdwari to assess the loss suffered by cotton farmers: Harsimrat Badal

Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Former Union Minister :

I urge CM Charanjit Channi to order an immediate girdwari to assess the loss suffered by cotton farmers in Bathinda district following pink bollworm attack.

Farmers in various villages of Talwandi Sabo, Maur, Sangat & Bathinda (rural) have ploughed their standing cotton crop.

Despite widespread media attention to the plight of cotton farmers, Cong govt neither ordered a girdawari nor gave interim relief to farmers.

CM should order an interim relief of Rs 20,000/acre to help farmers sow their next crop.

Inaugurated synthetic football turf at Chandrapur, Udaipur today: Biplab Deb

Biplab Kumar Deb – Chief Minister, Tripura:

Inaugurated synthetic football turf at Chandrapur, Udaipur today.

As promised to the youth of Tripura, our government is committed to promoting sports in the state.

I am sure we will see more players from Tripura joining our national team in near future.

We have taken an extraordinary step of burning stockpile of 2479 horns of single-horned Rhinos: Himanta Biswa

Himanta Biswa Sarma – Chief Minister, Assam:

Today is a historic day for Assam & India.

We have taken an extraordinary step of burning stockpile of 2479 horns of single-horned Rhinos, first-of-its-kind globally in volume terms, pursuing vision of PM Sri Narendra Modi of putting an end to poaching in Assam

One-horned rhino is not only integral to our civilisation, but also a symbol of our prized heritage and identity.

We are preserving 94 rhino horns for display at a museum to be set up at Kaziranga National Park.

The use of rhinos’ horns for medicinal purposes is a myth.

Punjab CM Charanjit Channi describing Punjab in a poetic style while having tea at Giani Tea Stall

Punjab CM Charanjit Channi describing Punjab in a poetic style while having tea at Giani Tea Stall.

“Chalte-Firte hue mehtab dikhayenge tumhe,
Hum se milna kabhi yeh punjab dikhayenge tumhe,
Chand har chat pe hai,
Sooraj hai har aangan mein,
neend se jago naye khwaab dikhayenge tumhe.”

CMO Punjab

At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, I am visiting USA to continue our dialogue, and exchange views on areas of mutual interest: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, I am visiting USA to continue our dialogue, and exchange views on areas of mutual interest.

Also looking forward to meet VP Kamala Harris to discuss global issues and explore ideas for cooperation between India and US

Will also participate in the Quad with President Joe Biden, PM Scott Morrison and PM Yoshihide Suga.

We will take stock of outcomes of Summit in March.

I will also address UNGA focusing on the global challenges.

HD Kumaraswamy

All political parties should have co-operated in electing Mamata Banerjee unopposed in the by-election: HD Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy – Former CM, Karnataka:

It is not surprising that BJP’s own leader Rajib Banerjee has said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is bound to win the by-poll from Bhavanipur assembly seat by a huge margin in a contest that has attracted the attention of the entire country.

He has publicly expressed a view that it would have been better if the BJP had refrained from fielding its candidate in the by-poll. There is truth in what he has said. Because Mamata Banerjee is not just a leader, but the real pulse and heart beat of Bengalis.

It is not possible for anyone to prevent the creation of history. Actually Mamata Banerjee had scripted history in April itself by winning 214 of the total 294 seats in the Assembly elections. Now she is geared up to create a new history.

Political parties should understand and also respect people’s emotions as well as democratic values. All the political parties should have co-operated in electing Mamata Banerjee unopposed in the by-election by refraining from fielding any candidate against her.

People of West Bengal have already given her a clear and decisive mandate. It is my personal view that the BJP should have shun its narrowmindedness and displayed large heartedness. Because there is nothing bigger in democracy than the support of people.

Today, I launched the commencement of various works.. These works will set a new precedent in the Ease of Living standards: Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :

Today, I launched the commencement of various works to increase functionality and aesthetics in my Worli constituency. These works will set a new precedent in the Ease of Living standards.

We started with initiating junction beautification & footpath improvement works near Nehru Science Centre.

BMC has been working to transform under the bridge spaces at Senapati Bapat Marg into Urban Spaces, initiated beautification works for the same.

Footpath surfacing and beautification works at Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Sayani Road, Gokhale Road, Dr. Annie Besant Road for enhanced mobility. We also initiated the much-awaited Hilltop Lane beautification works.

I sincerely thank Minister Eknath Shinde ji and UDD for their crucial support.

Also grateful to Aditya Birla Group & Phoenix Mills for their backing to two of these initiatives.

We are constantly working towards Worli A+

At Dimapur today, we held a discussion with NSCN (IM) representatives in the presence of Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio about the ongoing peace talks with GoI: Himanta Biswa

Himanta Biswa Sarma – Chief Minister, Assam:

Adarniya PM Sri Narendra Modi and Adarniya HM Sri Amit Shah are committed to ensure ever-lasting peace in the North East.

At Dimapur today, we held a discussion with NSCN (IM) representatives in presence of Nagaland CM Sri Neiphiu Rio about the ongoing peace talks with GoI.

We are all keen that the ongoing Peace Talks fructify into concrete results soon.

I also discussed the political scenario in Nagaland with CM as well the upcoming Nagaland Assembly elections, and NEDA India role in it.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has fulfilled his commitment to start a Government Medical College in the Sindhudurg district: CMO

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has fulfilled his commitment to start a Government Medical College in the Sindhudurg district.

With a capacity to intake 100 students for the MBBS course, it has cleared the decks for a Government Medical College in the district after 25 years.

CMO Maharashtra

Happy to announce India now has 10 International Blue Flag beaches with the addition of Kovalam & Eden beaches this year: Bhupender Yadav

Happy to announce India now has 10 International Blue Flag beaches with the addition of Kovalam & Eden beaches this year and recertification for 8 beaches which got the tag in 2020.

Another milestone in our journey towards a clean and green India led by PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji.

Bhupender Yadav – Union Minister

In yet another recognition of India’s commitment to protect and conserve the pristine coastal and marine ecosystems through holistic management of the resources the globally recognized and the coveted International eco-label “Blue Flag”, has accorded the Blue Flag Certification for 2 new beaches this year – Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry beaches.

Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark (FEE) which accords the globally recognized eco-label – Blue Flag certification, has also given re-certification for 8 nominated beaches Shivrajpur-Gujarat, Ghoghla-Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri-Karnataka, Kappad-Kerala, Rushikonda- Andhra Pradesh, Golden-Odisha and Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar, which were awarded the Blue Flag certificate last year.

Announcing the same in a twitter message, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav expressed happiness and congratulated everyone stating that it is another milestone in India’s journey towards a Clean and Green India led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.