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Saubhagya Yojana

In order to reduce tribulations faced by the poor across India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saubhagya Scheme for household electrification. The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, known as the Saubhagya Power Scheme, aims to provide electricity to all the households across India along with increasing job opportunities and providing better quality of life. The Saubhagya Yojana aims to provide electricity connections to over 4 crore families in rural and urban areas [...]

modi launches new projects in gujarat

On May 22, Narendra Modi said that Kandla Port at Gujarat will be linked to Chabahar Port in Iran. Incidentally, said port is being developed with the assistance of India. It is expected that as and when accomplished this connection will provide a major boost to the international trade of India. He has also suggested that Kandla Port Trust (KPT), which happens to be the one that handles the maximum amount of cargo in the [...]

three years of modi government

On 16 May, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed three years in office. With just two more years left before the party returns to the people seeking re-election, it is a good time to take stock of what the government promised and how much has been fulfilled. Towards that end, an organization called LocalCircles organised a 3 year governance assessment poll conducted over a three week period and covering 40,000 respondents, who collectively sent in [...]

Longest Tunnel of India

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest road tunnel in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The 9.2 kilometre long Chenani-Nashri tunnel was flagged off by PM Modi in the presence of the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, the state’s Governor NN Vohra, and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The PM and the other dignitaries took a walk inside the tunnel before taking a short ride in a jeep. Boost To [...]

India's first International Stock Exchange

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange – India INX – on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat International Financial Tech City (GIFT) located in Gandhinagar. Modi inaugurated the INX by sounding the virtual gong and termed it as a “momentous occasion for Indian financial sector”. India International Exchange (INX) is the wholly owned subsidiary of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), a pioneer in the world of [...]

Online Readers Vote Modi as Person of the Year

  Kudos to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for winning the TIME magazine’s online reader’s poll 2016 for the second time. He beat other popular ‘influencers’ around the world, winning 18% of the ‘yes’ votes, which included personalities such as Barrack Obama (7%), Donald Trump (7%), Julian Assange (7%), Hillary Clinton (4%), Mark Zuckerberg (2%), Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, among many others. The last time he won the same TIME online reader’s poll was in 2014 [...]

Recycling the Old Currency Notes

The old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes are gone but have you ever wondered what happens to those once they are out of the system? Don’t be surprised to learn that the piece of furniture you have been eyeing may well be made up of the same Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. While you are not going to go laughing all the way to the bank, you can be proud to have [...]

Rise in Jan Dhan Account Deposits After Note Ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes has resulted in a surge of the total balance of the Jan Dhan accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). As per an online data update, the total balance in the Jan Dhan accounts have increased by 60%. While the accounts stood at Rs 45,637 crore on November 9, 2016, a day after demonetisation was announced; it rose [...]

Note Ban Impact on Assembly Elections

  In poll bound states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, the Central government’s announcement for demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes seems to have caught political parties and their leaders off guard. A few months away from assembly polls, the announcement has come with imponderable negative meanings to them. While it may adversely affect electioneering campaign, involving huge money power, it may deeply hurt them where it matters: Donations. Drug smugglers, liquor barons, [...]

India Declares War Against Corruption: Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Currency Notes Banned

Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes Scrapped! In a game changing move at 8 P.M. on November 8, 2016, PM Modi addressed the nation to announce that w.e.f midnight of 8th November all existing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes have been scrapped. These will now be replaced with new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes, which will be progressively introduced starting November 10, 2016. The Prime Minister acted on the advice of [...]