I have always wanted our Railway Stations to be of top quality, where apart from travels there is a boost to commerce, hospitality and more. One such effort has been made in Gandhinagar. The upgraded station will be inaugurated tomorrow.
Other Railways related projects are:
Electrification of Surendranagar – Pipavav Section. This will ensure easy freight connectivity upto Pipavav Port.
Mehsana – Varetha Gauge conversion and electrification works. On this stretch, 4 station buildings have been newly developed.
Two new trains will be flagged off.
Gandhinagar Capital – Varanasi Superfast Express.
MEMU service trains between Gandhinagar Capital and Varetha.
Connectivity and convenience will be enhanced with these projects.
PM Narendra Modi:
Gujarat Science City is a place that I am very passionate about.
When I served as CM, I had the opportunity to work towards developing it into a vibrant hub for encouraging science and innovation.
Tomorrow, the Aquatics and Robotics Galleries and Nature Park would be inaugurated.
Here are glimpses are from the Aquatics Gallery.
Youngsters and even adults are fascinated by robots. I am delighted to share glimpses from the Robotics Gallery which will showcase strides in robotics. This Gallery too has several salient features.
You would love visiting the Nature Park. It houses a Mist Garden, Chess Garden, Selfie Points, Sculpture Park and an outdoor maze.
I specially call upon parents to take their children here.
BS Yediyurappa – CM, Karnataka:
Addressed and interacted with global industry leaders at the Invest Karnataka Conclave.
Despite the pandemic, Karnataka has cleared 520 industrial projects with total investment worth Rs 77,000 crores spanning multiple sectors since March 2020.
With MoUs and investment proposals worth Rs.28,000 crores in the pipeline, Karnataka continues to be the most preferred investment destination attracting nearly Rs.1 Lakh crore worth investment in last one year.
The challenges due to pandemic have further strengthened our resolve to find innovative solutions to facilitate businesses and entrepreneurship in a post-pandemic world and enhance ease of doing business in the state.
Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister for Education:
In view of the persistent demand from the student community and to enable the candidates to maximise their performance, the DG NTA has been advised to provide a gap of four weeks between session 3 and session 4 of the JEE(Main) 2021 Exam.
Accordingly, the JEE(Main) 2021 session 4 will now be held on 26th, 27th & 31st August, and on 1st and 2nd September, 2021.
A total of 7.32 lakh candidates have already registered for JEE(Main) 2021 session 4.
Registrations for the JEE(Main) session 4 is still in progress and dates for registration will be further extended upto 20th July, 2021.
TS Singh Deo – Minister, Chhattisgarh:
Today, at 0.65%, Chhattisgarh recorded its lowest Corona positivity rate.
The hard work of our brave healthcare workers is showing results but this is a time to be EXTRA CAUTIOUS. We cannot make any mistake.
Precaution and Vaccination — Our only weapons against Covid.
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
- The new Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya is treading on the same path as his predecessor. That’s sad.
- State after State is complaining of vaccine shortage.
- Vaccination centres have boards saying “NO VACCINES”.
- People standing in queues return home after vaccine doses are exhausted
- Are all state Health Ministers who have complained about vaccine shortage lying?
- Are newspaper and TV reports of people being turned away because there are no vaccine doses fake stories?
- The conclusion is that between the Centre and the States, the people are being made to look like fools
Had a warm and friendly discussion with His Royal Highness, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman Al Saud, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia on strengthening bilateral energy partnership and developments in the global energy markets.Hardeep Puri – Union Minister:
Saudi Arabia is a central player in international energy market. I conveyed my desire to work with His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz to bring greater predictability and calm in the global oil markets, and also to see hydrocarbons become more affordable.
Highlighted the crucial role of Saudi Arabia in rapidly growing energy needs of India in the coming years, and my strong desire to work with His Royal Highness to further diversify our bilateral strategic energy partnership beyond buyer-seller to see greater two-way investments.
Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister :
Pleased to call on President Ashraf Ghani.
Discussed the current situation in and around Afghanistan.
Reiterated our support for peace, stability and development of Afghanistan.
Had an in-depth discussion with CEOs of airlines on issues & challenges facing the industry.Jyotiraditya Scindia – Union Minister for Civil Aviation
We will work together as partners to tide over the difficulties unleashed during COVID-19 & bring the sector back on track!
Health Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Shri Ma Subramanian met me to discuss various issues of Tamil Nadu, including NEET(UG) 2021. Explained to him about the background of the Supreme Court’s directions in this regard.
Also, shared with him that to cater to regional aspirations, number of languages being offered this year have been increased to 11 from 13 with the addition of Malayalam and Punjabi. The exam is already being conducted in the Tamil language.
The Minister was also informed that for the convenience of the students of Tamil Nadu, 4 new locations Chengalpet, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and Tiruppur have been added for conducting NEET(UG).
The number of cities have increased to 18 from last year’s 14. The number of examination centres will also be increased.
Abhishek Singhvi – MP, Congress leader:
SC holds 2:1 majority that minimum age of 50 in Tribunals Reforms Act for appointment as members in various tribunals to be “arbitrary and discriminatory”.
A welcome decision given the ever lasting shortage in Tribunals as well as the ever increasing calibre of young advocates.
Carrying forward our constant endeavour for preserving & promoting heritage of Sarbat da bhala, peace & communal harmony, Akali Dal has decided to have two Deputy CMs – one from among our Dalit brethren & another from Hindu community.
Resuming our ongoing fight against 3 anti-farmer Acts of BJP govt, Akali Dal will move adjournment motion in the Parliament Monsoon Session.
I urge all parties including those who boycotted or walked out last time to join us this time in the fight for farmers’ interest
The Prime Minister landed in Varanasi a short while ago.
He was received at the airport by UP Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, CM Shri Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries as well as officials.
PM Narendra Modi:
- Paying homage to the great Shri K. Kamaraj on his birth anniversary.
- He dedicated his life to national development and social empowerment.
- His emphasis on education, healthcare and women empowerment continue to inspire the people of India.
Vanathi Srinivasan – National President, BJMM:
Aerial view of newly redeveloped Gandhinagar Capital Railway station.
PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Indian Railways’ first Airport-like station at Gandhinagar.