New Delhi [India], Nov. 27 : In the wake of the cash cruch being experienced across the nation following demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on the nation, especially the youth, to embrace digital baking.
"Time has come for everyone, particularly my young friends, to embrace e-banking, mobile banking & more such technology," the Prime Minister tweeted ahead of his Mann ki Baat address.
However, the Opposition has been resolute on its stand that the poor and rural population are not tech savy, which is why digital banking is not a viable option for them, adding that those living in regions mostly comprising of villages do not even have bank accounts.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 26 : As India Inc supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi's battle against black money, the ASSOCHAM has urged the government to consider among other relief measures, increasing the cash withdrawal limits for logistic and transport fleet owners since they need hard cash for meeting expenses for crew members including truck drivers and cleaners.
Drawing inputs from various sources, a latest ASSOCHAM study on Transport and Logistics has noted that close to 10 percent of the en route expenses of trucks on trunk routes are accounted for by drivers and other support crew for the journeys which take seven to eight days on a single trip.
Hyderabad [India], Nov. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday address the 51st post-Independence DGPs/IGPs Conference-2016 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here, which is being attended by DGPs and IGPs of various states.
The Prime Minister arrived here on Friday evening by a special aircraft from Chandigarh to take part in the deliberations today.
The three-day conference took off yesterday with cross boarder terrorism and funding terror high on the agenda.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Punjab today to attend a function marking the 350th birth anniversary of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji at Sri Anandpur Sahib in Rupanagar district.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda district. He will also address a public rally.
Prime Minister Modi's visit has political significance for the ruling alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP as Punjab Assembly elections are expected to be held in the state early next year. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov. 24 : As the government attempts to find a truce with a united opposition, which has disrupted both the Houses of Parliament since the beginning of the Winter Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Rajya Sabha and is likely to participate in the discussion on demonetisation.
Since the first day of the ongoing Winter Session, the opposition leaders are calling for the Prime Minister to speak on the issue.
Even though most of them support the government's move on fight against black money, they are protesting against the way it was implemented as even after third week of the announcement on November 8, long queues can be seen outside ATMs and banks, with people looking to either exchange or deposit old notes.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer excellence in journalism awards, including 'Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award' to veteran journalist S. Nihal Singh on the occasion of National Press Day today.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajayvardhan Rathore will also attend the event in the national capital, which also coincides with Golden Jubilee of Press Council of India.
Delegation from a number of countries like Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka will also attend the function, while Afghanistan and Bhutan are expected to be represented by their embassies since they do not have press/media council.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be visiting Ghazipur district in eastern Uttar Pradesh on Monday, will launch several rail projects and will also flag off a weekly 'Shabd Bhedi' Superfast Express train plying between Ghazipur and Kolkata.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate a newly-built Perishable Cargo Centre at the Gazipur Ghat station.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation of a rail-road bridge over the Ganga that will connect Mau with Tadighat and also the doubling of the Ghazipur city-Ballia Rail section.
He is also scheduled to address a public meeting - his first public address in Uttar Pradesh after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off the 'Parivartan Yatra'. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate International Conference and Exhibition on Sugarcane Value Chain - Vision 2025 Sugar organised by Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) at Manjari near Pune today.
VSI is an autonomous body established in 1975 by cane growers of co-operative sugar mills in Maharashtra with support of State and Central government.
Organisers said it is a matter of pride for VSI that the conference is coinciding with the birth centenary year of Late Vasantdada Patil Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and founder of the institute.
There will be an exhibition showcasing various technological developments in sugar industry and live demonstrations of sugarcane crop showing various advance technologies and practices in cultivation.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday night after concluding his three-day Japan visit.
During the visit Prime Minister Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of outer space, which would enable cooperation in satellite navigation, planetary exploration and space industry promotion, joint missions and studies.
Both the leaders also signed a historic civil nuclear cooperation deal and the Gujarat Government and Hyogo Prefecture also exchanged MoU of Cooperation.
Pitching for 'Make in India' initiative here Prime Minister Modi said that Tokyo plays an important role in the scheme, as India needs scale, speed and skill.
Washington D. C. [U. S.], Nov. 11 : International Monetary Fund (IMF) has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to fight corruption by demonetizing 500 and 1000 rupees notes but cautioned that the move has to be managed prudently.
IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters in Washington that the global body supports Modi government's measures to fight corruption and illicit financial flows in India.
He, however, said that the move has to be managed prudently to minimize possible disruptions keeping in mind the large role of cash in everyday transactions in Indian economy.
New Delhi [India], Nov.10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan today on a three-day visit to attend the annual summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and have an audience with the Emperor of Japan in Tokyo tomorrow.
In a statement issued before his departure for Tokyo, the Prime Minister said he and his Japanese counterpart would be travelling to Kobe by the famed Shinkansen bullet train, the technology that will be deployed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed railway. He also said that he will be visiting the Kawasaki Heavy Industries facility in Kobe, where the high speed trains are manufactured.
The Prime Minister said high speed railway cooperation between the two countries is a shining example of the strength of bilateral cooperation.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : Highlighting the importance of technology which plays a significant part in forging strong ties between New Delhi and London, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it is vital for India and the United Kingdom, two countries linked by history, to work together to define the knowledge economy of the 21st century.
"A natural collaboration emerges in India's rapidly developing financial services sector. 'Fintech' is emerging as the next big transformation for India as we bring 220 million new households into the umbrella of the 'Jan Dhan Yojana'. This financial inclusion scheme is being melded with mobile technology and the unique identification card to form the largest social security program in the world," he said.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress, IAC in New Delhi today, which will be attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries.
The event will initiate and encourage a dialogue among stakeholders, including farmers, to better understand everyone role in agro-biodiversity management and the conservation of genetic resources.
The Congress will shed light on how conserving agro-biodiversity can lead to its sustainable use for food and nutritional security of ever-increasing world population.
It will also address the threats imposed by climate change and ways to achieve sustainable agriculture production.
India is one of the mega-diversity centres possessing unique crop and animal diversity. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov. 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greeting to the nation on Chhath Puja.
Chhath is a pious festival celebrated mostly in Bihar and Nepal's Mithila region.
Devotees perform the puja to thank the sun god for supporting life on earth. This year, Chhath Puja will be celebrated on November 6.
In the Hindu religion, the sun is believed to be the healer of many severe health conditions and ensures longevity, prosperity, progress and well-being. The people celebrate the festival by following a rigorous routine that lasts four days.
The rituals include: fasting, including abstinence from drinking water; holy bathing, offering prayers to the rising and setting sun, and meditating by standing in water for long periods of time. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov.3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today.
This is the first major inter-governmental event after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
Scheduled to be held from November 3-5, the conference will pave the way for implementation of the framework in the Asian region and will also devise a mechanism for monitoring its progress.
The Sendai Framework, adopted at the third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March, 2015, is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda and identifies targets and priority action areas towards reducing disaster risk.
Mumbai [India], Nov. 2 : With eight people being killed and 22 injured by shelling and firing in Jammu and Kashmir from across the border, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday warned Islamabad that it faces the risk of confronting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong political will and force.
BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI, "Our only reply to Pakistan would be that if they have forgotten the surgical strikes, they better be prepared to see the political will and conviction of Prime Minister Modi who will not take this lightly."
Naya Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov. 1 : Lauding Chief Minister Raman Singh for guiding Chhattisgarh on the development path in the last 13 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there is a great scope for tourism in the state and added the impact of development initiatives will benefit generations to come.
Prime Minister Modi, who was speaking on the occasion of the state's Rajyotsav - the 16th foundation day celebrations at Naya Raipur - also used the occasion to shower praise on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's vision as the state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh fifteen years ago.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Chhattisgarh's 16th state foundation day in its new capital Naya Raipur today.
He will arrive at Mana Airport, Raipur, and from there, he will reach Jungle Safari.
After dedicating Asia's largest man-made Jungle Safari to the people, Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) between Raipur and Naya Raipur.
After this, the Prime Minister will unveil 15-feet statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in front of the Mantralaya.
On the occasion, he will also dedicate newly constructed road 'Ekatma Path' connecting the new capital's centre will its railway station.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.
Bhai Dooj, the festival of symbol of brother-sister love is being celebrated all over the country today.
On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.
Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya.
This day is also observed as Yama Dwitiya. As per legends, Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya.
In Mathura, the district administration has made elaborate arrangements in anticipation of huge crowd at Vishram Ghat along Yamuna for mass bathing today on this occasion.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the valedictory address of the first ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India at New Delhi today. Today is the third and last day of the ongoing Global Conference.
The conference which began on Friday, titled 'National Initiative on Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement' is being held to change the face of dispute resolution in India.
For the first time, six leading international arbitral institutions and all major industry associations have come together to drive this initiative.
The conference aims to provide impetus to commercial arbitration in the country, which is fast gaining pace across the world.
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