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NARENDRA MODI - DAY 71 IN OFFICE


05-08-2014NARENDRA MODI - DAY 71 IN OFFICE


  • The government today tried to justify its decision on UPSC exam row. Its decision to exclude English marks of CSAT-2 from gradation failed to pacify both the opposition and the protesting civil services aspirants. In the BJP parliamentary board meet, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the decision taken by the government was the best possible one. The concerned issue caused chaos in both the Houses of Parliament.
  • PM Narendra Modi is unlikely to address a joint session of the US Congress while he visits Washington to meet President Barack Obama in late September. The reason sighted behind this is the upcoming elections in November, besides the need of the lawmakers to campaign in their constituencies.
  • India’s Look East Policy in which Myanmar plays an important role by being a route for major connectivity between Northeast India and Southeast Asia needs more concrete action, experts said. Rajiv K. Bhatia, director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and former envoy to Myanmar, said mere "academic talk is no substitute for concrete action" in the development of the connectivity corridors. On a talk on 'Look East Policy: India and Myanmar Pitching for Greater Connectivity" he said, "Other stakeholders need to be motivated, and not just the Ministry of External Affairs". The connectivity corridors like the Kaladan Multimodal Project need to be developed into development corridors.
  • After returning from his two-day bilateral visit to Nepal, PM Narendra Modi termed his trip memorable. He also thanked the Nepalese government for their love and support. In an official statement, he said, “I have just returned to Delhi after two memorable days in Kathmandu. I want to thank President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, the government of Nepal, all the political parties, officials, security personnel and, above all, the people of Nepal for the extraordinary warmth and affection with which I was welcomed in Nepal. It made me feel as though I had come home. This experience has moved me and added another dimension to my personal relationship with Nepal”.
  • PM Narendra Modi is likely to induct nation’s largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai in the third week of August. The ship is constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and has been designed by Navy's design bureau. The ship, weighing 6,800 tonne, is a technology demonstrator and will project a giant leap in shipbuilding technology. The ship’s whose original commissioning was scheduled in 2010, is late by more than three years now.
  • The BJP asked its MPs to tell public about the stand the government has taken to protect the interests of farmers at the WTO. It also asked them to assure public that it would not compromise with the interests of farmers. At the WTO General Council meeting in Geneva, India made its stand clear that it would not ratify the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) until a fixed solution is found on food security issues.
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