The WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on January 23 thanked Indian government for it continuous support towards the global pandemic. Appreciating PM Narendra Modi, Tedros tweeted, “Only if we #ACTogether, including sharing of knowledge, we can stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods.” The appreciation came after Indian government supplying COVID-19 vaccines to 13 countries, including other humanitarian aids since the global… read-more
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As per the schedule made by the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders aged above 50 will get vaccinated in the second phase of the drive. During the discussion with Chief Ministers on January 11, PM Modi had asked politicians to not get into the line as their time to get vaccinated will come in the second phase. However, it is still unclear which vaccine will be used to inoculate the PM.
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After the Centre’s decision of using Aadhar to identify people for COVID-19 vaccination, the unique identity-card has seen a surge in fresh registrations. While 4.5 million people registered themselves in December, about 2.9 million have already enrolled in January. Earlier, the government has asserted that Aadhar will also ensure that those vaccinated once, get the second mandatory shot timely. However, officials said the surge might also be… read-more
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi released financial assistance of Rs 2,691 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin on January 20. Reportedly, the amount would be disbursed among 6.1 lakh people to build houses. Under the scheme, each of the beneficiaries will get up to Rs 1.30 lakh for construction. Blaming previous UPA government for its "wrong policies", PM Modi said, "...the poor had to bear the brunt of their wrong… read-more
At least 14 people died and 18 suffered injuries in a road accident in Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. The accident happened on January 19 late night, when a boulder-loaded truck lost control and hit the divider amid dense fog. The truck later rammed into three other vehicles, after which the boulders fell on them. Expressing his grief, PM Narendra Modi has announced ex-gratia compensation for the deceased and injured. Meanwhile, police has… read-more
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The Somnath Temple Trust, Gujarat on January 18 unanimously announced PM Narendra Modi as its chairman. The trust secretary PK Laheri said that the decision was taken after seeing PM Modi's "unparalleled" commitment towards the development of the Somnath Shrine. Earlier, the post fell vacant after former chairman and ex-Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel died in October 2020. The other trustees of the temple include BJP veteran LK Advani, Home… read-more
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To commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, the Centre has announced January 23 would be recognized as 'Parakram Diwas'. Earlier in January, PM Narendra Modi had chaired a meeting to discuss arrangements for Bose's 125th birth anniversary. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had written a letter to the Union demanding a public holiday for all institutions to mark the freedom fighter's… read-more
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To get freedom from Pakistan, people from Sindh province's Sann conducted a rally on January 17 where placards of leaders around the world were raised. Reportedly, the protestors held images of PM Narendra Modi, UK PM Boris Johnson, and US President-elect Joe Biden among others. Besides, the protestors alleged that Sindh had been illegally occupied by the British and was handed over to Pakistan in 1947.
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Accused in the TRP scam, former BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) CEO Partho Dasgupta was admitted to Mumbai’s JJ hospital on January 15. Dasgupta, who is under police custody in Taloja Jail, was admitted for high blood pressure after he reportedly missed his diabetes medicines. Meanwhile, Partho's daughter Pratyusha has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi concerning his father’s conditions. Partho was accused of plotting with… read-more
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To encourage startups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a Rs 1000 crore fund at Startup India International Summit: Prarambh. Addressing India as one of the biggest startup ecosystems in the world, the PM said, startup systems should follow the mantra "of the youth, by the youth, for the youth". Besides, he lauded them for being self-reliant during the COVID-19 period when industry leaders suffered to tackle the pandemic.