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PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat programme on July 29th :

PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat programme on July 29th :

India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio on 29th of this month. It will be the 46th episode of the monthly radio programme. People can share their ideas and suggestions on the Narendra Modi App and MyGov Open Forum. People can also dial the toll-free number 1800-11-7800 and record their message for the Prime Minister in either Hindi or English. Some of the recorded messages may become part of the broadcast. People can also give a missed call on 1922 and follow the link received in SMS to directly give their suggestions to the Prime Minister.
PM to visits SantKabir Nagar; Will Address Rally in Maghar

PM to visits SantKabir Nagar; Will Address Rally in Maghar

India
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will visit Maghar in SantKabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh on June 28, 2018. The Prime Minister will offer floral tributes at SantKabir Samadhi, on the occasion of the 500th death anniversary of the great saint and poet, Kabir. He will offer Chadar at SantKabirMazaar. The Prime Minister will visit the SantKabir Cave. He will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of Foundation Stone of Kabir Academy, which will highlight the great saint’s teachings and thought. Later, at a public meeting in Maghar, the Prime Minister will witness a cultural programme and address the gathering.
Government plans mega event to mark first anniversary of GST on July 1 :

Government plans mega event to mark first anniversary of GST on July 1 :

India
The Government is planning a mega event to mark the first anniversary of GST roll out on July 1 with the participation of industry chambers, traders, and tax officials, besides, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. Union Minister Arun Jaitley too would be addressing the gathering through video conferencing. Sources said the government has decided to celebrate July 1 as the ‘GST-Day' and the mega-event is being planned at the newly constructed Ambedkar Bhawan in the national capital. The biggest tax reform since independence, goods and services tax (GST) was launched in the midnight of June 30 last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then President Pranab Mukherjee in the central hall of Parliament. GST has subsumed over a dozen local taxes and transformed India to a ‘one nat
Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva app :

Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva app :

India
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today launched Mobile Passport Application on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Swaraj said, through Passport Seva app, people can apply for a passport from any part of the country. Police verification will be done on the address, provided by the applicant on the app. The passport will be dispatched to the same address. She said, this is another step towards simplification of passport service to people. The Minister also highlighted the transformation in simplification of rules for issuing passports in the last four years.
Haryana government plans new city larger than Chandigarh next to Gurgaon

Haryana government plans new city larger than Chandigarh next to Gurgaon

India
The Haryana government is planning a new city next to Gurgaon in the National Capital Region to boost the potential of the region. This new city which will be developed in a public-private partnership (PPP) model is expected to be larger than Chandigarh and will be spread across at least 50,000 hectares. However, it will still be smaller than Gurgaon which is spread across 73,000 hectares. According to a report by The Indian Express, the city will be located south of New Delhi and will share boundaries with the Gurgaon-Manesar urban area to the North and the Aravalli hills to the North-East. The master plan for this new city will be prepared by a consultant finalised by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC). The government wants it to be a worl...
Schemes like Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan & Stand Up India helping in greater financial inclusion: PM Modi

Schemes like Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan & Stand Up India helping in greater financial inclusion: PM Modi

India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, schemes like Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana and Stand Up India are helping in greater financial inclusion. In his opening remarks at fourth meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan today, Mr Modi emphasized on the need of tackling economic imbalances on priority basis. He said, 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres are being constructed under Ayushman Bharat and about 10 crore families will be provided health insurance worth of 5 lakh rupees every year. The Prime Minister said, Indian Economy has grown at a healthy rate of 7.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017- 18. He said, the challenge now is to take this growth rate to double digits for which many more important steps have to be taken. Mr Modi said, vision of a...
Prime Minister Modi to attend SCO Summit in China

Prime Minister Modi to attend SCO Summit in China

India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to embark on two day visit to China from Saturday, will attend the SCO summit and also hold bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in the 18th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in China, on June 9. He added that PM Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the first day of the summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday on the sidelines of the SCO Summit during which they will take stock of the implementation of decisions taken at the informal summit just over a month ago in Wuhan. PM Modi is expect...