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Here are the highlights for Day 51 of Modi government

  • The BRICS summit is Modi's first multilateral engagement after he became the PM. Addressing the summit in Brazil today, Narendra Modi said "BRICS must provide a united and clear voice in shaping a peaceful, balanced and stable world". He further talked about zero tolerance towards terrorism.
  • After long negotiations over the headquarters of the new bank of BRICS to be located in India or China, it was finally decided that it will be in Shanghai, China. Modi expressed his satisfaction over the decision.
  • Modi, during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about the strategic partnership between the two countries. India also wants to deepen the relationship with Russia in defence and nuclear energy sector. Modi invited Putin to visit Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. Modi expressed his appreciation for Russia's support to India's economic development. The two leaders will again meet in Annual Summit in Delhi in December 2014.
  • The Modi government seems to be following 'go green' policy. Modi has ordered infrastructure ministry not to cut trees while clearing land. Instead, he asked them to transplant the trees, the practice Modi carried out in Gujarat. The government has also decided to plant trees under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ( MGNREGS).
  • According to the sources, the BJP is trying and making efforts to form government in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused BJP of luring the MLAs. The saffron party won 31 seats in the 2013 assembly elections.
  • In a move to give a boost to the highway sector and in turn improve the growth rate, the government is likely to buy equity in 189 delayed projects.
  • Minister for Mines,Steel and Labour, Narendra Singh Tomar, while clearing the queries in Rajya Sabha said that the royalty rates of minerals will soon be revised.
  • In order to prevent extinction and prevent animals, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government is taking all possible steps to prevent poaching of wild animals. Javadekar further said that efforts are being made to stop illegal trade.
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Last Updated on July 16, 2014, 5:10 pm