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Narendra Modi as Prime Minister

February 24, 2016
Two Years Of Modi Government

As Modi government nears completion of two years in office, the analysts are out to identify the hits and misses and give their verdict. The pulse of the nation gives an indication that people are both optimistic and anxious about the future. Here’s a timeline of major issues and developments in the domain of governance that gave both bouquets and brickbats to the NDA government. Weekly Roundup 11 – 17 April 2016 Union Cabinet approved [...]

National Rurban Mission

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Rurban Mission in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, he said that the initiative “is for the person standing in the last row”. Named after Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the ex-Union Minister, the program seems to represent what Modi said during his speech: “This government is for the poor, Dalits, tribals, oppressed and deprived sections of the society”. Rurban Mission to Complement Smart Cities Initiatives The Shyama Prasad [...]

December 24, 2015
Modis Russia visit in 23rd Dec, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Moscow to a red carpet welcome on Wednesday as part of a two-day official visit to Russia. The same evening President Vladimir Putin hosted a personal dinner for a one-to-one meeting with PM Modi. The tour assumes significance for both countries as they seek to further strengthen economic, military and strategic ties. With global geo-political relations constantly evolving, both India and Russia understand the need to consolidate relations further. [...]

Digital India Programme

“Technology transforms people’s lives. It empowers and connects. From mitigating poverty to simplifying processes, ending corruption to providing better services, vitality of technology is everywhere. It is an instrument of human progress”….Narendra Modi Launching the Digital India programme formally at Indira Gandhi National Stadium on 1 July 2015, PM Narendra Modi said that it is time for India to move to mobile governance, to deliver services and facilities through mobile phones and the Internet. Digital [...]

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All by 2022

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana According to current estimates, the urban population of the country, which has already seen a sharp increase over the past decade, is set to see a phenomenal growth in the years to come. By the year 2050, the country’s urban population is set to reach a population of more than 814 million people. This is an increase of about 400 million from current levels. One of the biggest challenges faced by [...]

MGNREGA Image

What is Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act? The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (NREGA) is a social security scheme that attempts to provide employment and livelihood to rural labourers in the country. In an effort to make inclusive and overall development a reality, the NREGA was passed as a labour law and implemented across 200 districts in 2006. By 2008, it came to cover the entire country. The scheme was designed to [...]

June 20, 2015
Narendra Modi mobile app

Narendra Modi is one of the most tech-savvy Prime Ministers of India. He has always emphasised and encouraged e-governance ever since he started his tenure. Let’s stay connected on mobile is the latest mantra of the Prime Minister of India. With his calculated PR and branding strategies, Narendra Modi already captivated the masses. Then he leveraged social media to reach out to people of the country and shared each and every move with the masses. [...]

Mann ki Baat with Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is his own man and likewise he has positioned his role as a Prime Minister in an entirely new dimension – unseen and unheard of in this country. He must be credited with understanding and fully exploiting the power of the ‘Radio’ in a country that had long given up on its potential to make a significant impact, especially with television, internet and social media taking centre stage in mass communication. It was [...]

Narendra Modi in Kurta and Jacket

* Image attribution: http://im.rediff.com/news/2014/feb/25modi11.jpg Crumpled dhoti and unkempt look have long been the style statement of Indian politicians until Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on the scene. His crisp kurtas and churidar pyjamas are now the headturners. In fact, his fondness for bright colours and well-cut jackets reflect a distinct sartorial taste. The world acknowledges it. While the US President Barack Obama indicated that Modi out-styled Michelle Obama during the latter’s India visit, a US [...]

Progress made by Modi Government

When Modi stormed into power in 2014 by winning Lok Sabha election with massive mandate, he delivered a strong message: “We are not here for any positions but for a responsibility”. From bureaucrats to MPs, everyone started falling in line. Be it strengthening foreign policy or launching welfare schemes for low-income group, team Modi has been working hard to fulfil people’s expectations. Modi-led government is clocking over a year at the wheel. Here are 10 [...]