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India moving towards making a new identity of a defence exporter: PM Modi



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is no longer known as a defence importer and the country is fast moving towards becoming a major defence exporter.

The PM said this after visiting the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of the UP Defence Industrial Corridor.

“India is no longer seen as a defence importer, it is moving fast on the path of becoming a major defence exporter,” the PM said in Aligarh.

“Today, not only the country, but the world is also seeing that from modern grenades and rifles to fighter aircraft, drones, warships are being manufactured in India itself. India is moving towards making a new identity of a defence exporters,’’ PM Modi added.

The PM began his speech by extending his greetings to people on the occasion of Radha Ashtami and said that he was dearly missing former CM Kalyan Singh’s presence.

“It’s a big day for Aligarh and west UP. The occasion of Radha Ashtami today makes it more holy. I wish you all a happy Radha Ashtami. I’m missing former CM Kalyan Singh’s presence today. He would’ve been very happy with the development of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University,” PM Modi said.

He also heaped praise on the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.

“Today, Uttar Pradesh is becoming an attractive place for every small and big investor of the country and the world. This happens when the right environment is created for development. Yogi govt is working towards development in the state,” the PM Modi said in his speech adding, “Before 2017, governance in Uttar Pradesh was in hands of ‘goondas’ and ‘mafias’, but today such elements are behind bars.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Uttar Pradesh`s Aligarh. Prime Minister then visited the exhibition models of Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.

UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were also present. “I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saving both lives and livelihood of the people in the country during the COVID pandemic,” CM Yogi Adityanath said.

The University is being established by the State Government in memory and honour of the great freedom fighter, educationist, and social reformer, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

The University is being set up in a total area of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh`s Kol tehsil. It will provide affiliation to 395 colleges of the Aligarh Division, informed the official communique.

The establishment of a Defense Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh was announced by the Prime Minister while inaugurating the Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit in Lucknow on February 21, 2018.

A total of 6 nodes – Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi and Lucknow – have been planned in the Defense Industrial Corridor. In the Aligarh node, the land allocation process has been completed and land has been allotted to 19 firms, who will invest Rs 1245 crore in the node.

The Defense Industrial Corridor of Uttar Pradesh will help in making the country self-reliant in the field of defense production and promoting ‘Make in India`.



1.77 lakh treatments authorised in J&K hospitals under Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme: MHA




In Jammu and Kashmir 1.77 lakh treatments have been authorised under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Scheme, a 38 page booklet issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) reveals.

They also reveals that after 40 years, the work on Shahpur-Kandi dam project was resumed while the work on Ratle Hydropower Project is also being resumed.

“Around 4.4 lakh beneficiaries have been verified in Jammu & Kashmir under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Scheme. Under this scheme, 1.77 lakh treatments have been authorised in the hospitals of Jammu & Kashmir, for which, an amount of Rs 146 crores has been authorized,” It reads.

The booklet reads that Jammu and Kashmir is at the forefront in availing benefits under the PM Kisan Scheme in terms of beneficiary percentage as a ratio of total population.

“Under this scheme, 12.03 lakh beneficiaries have been included so far,” it said.

The booklet reads that under PM Awas Yojana (rural), 1.34 lakh homes have been sanctioned.

“Work on Shahpur – Kandi dam project, which was stalled for 40 years, has been started again. Ratle hydropower project work is also being resumed,” the booklet said.

It said that under the Prime Minister’s development package 2015, of about Rs 80,000 crore, 20 projects have been completed and the rest are at different stages of implementation

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PM Narendra Modi’s speech at 76th UNGA – Here are key takeaways




Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 76th United Nations General Assembly on Saturday in New York, he spoke on a host of issues including COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism, Afghanistan and climate change.

PM Modi’s address — fourth at the UNGA — comes straight from the Quad summit on Friday when he also held a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House.

PM made an emphatic case that “Democracy can deliver, democracy has delivered”. A child who sold tea at the age of 4, has got the opportunity to lead India – the mother of democracy, and address the UN 4 times. (This empowerment is one among the many miracles of Indian democracy)

India is one sixth of the world. Therefore when India grows the world grows. When India reforms the world transforms. Through various transformational development programmes, it is contributing to global development and ensuring that “no one is left behind”. India’s tech innovations are helping the world whether it be ensuring financial inclusion through UPI or improving vaccination drive in the fight against covid through cowin app.

Through “seva parmo dharm”, India has successfully overcome various constraints and innovated vaccines including the world’s first DNA vaccine. Also working on nasal vaccine and MNRA vaccine. This is possible through the hardwork of various stakeholders including scientists, doctors, front line workers etc. Invited all to come to India and partner in this noble mission.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat is aimed at expanding global value chains. India is a trustworthy and democratic partner for global industrial diversification

India is ensuring a balance between economy and ecology, and the world can take pride in India’s efforts to combat climate change.

PM Modi addresses the UN General debate. Here are the Key takeaways:
1. ‘India is known to be the mother of democracy’
2. ‘When India grows, the world grows’
3. ‘When India reforms, the world transforms’
4. ‘World has been grappling with worst pandemic’
5. PM Modi pays tribute to lives lost due to COVID-19
6. ‘Development should be all-pervasive, inclusive’
7. ‘India has brought 430 million to banking systems’
8. ‘India has built 30 million homes for homeless families’
9. ‘Every 6th person in the world is Indian’
10. ‘Oceans should not be used for expansion & exclusion’
11. ‘India is on a journey to provide clean & portable water’
12. ‘India developed world’s first DNA vaccine’
13. ‘India’s mRNA vaccine is in development stages’
14. ‘India has struck a balance between economy & ecology’
15. ‘India outperformed developed world on climate action’
16. ‘Emphasis on science bases approach to development’
17. ‘World faces a rising threat of extremism’
18. ‘No country should take advantage of Afghan crisis’
19. ‘Terrorism is an equal threat to nations using them’



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Centre to make Rs 60,000 crore investment in J&K in next 2-3 years: Union MoS Rajeev Chandrashekhar




The Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday said the Centre has “formulated a plan to spend Rs 60,000 crores in the union territory alone in next 2 to 3 years” through which the UT “will see new circle of development prosperity”.

A government handout said the amount “will be utilized to create employment generating avenues, inspire youth to establish micro income generating units and boost local economy”.

These remarks were made by Union Minister of State for Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrashekhar while addressing a gathering of ITI and polytechnic students in a convention cum seminar organized in his honor at ITI Complex Wadipora Budgam.

“I have observed and personally witnessed that the local youth of Kashmir are full of talent and skill. They need to be inspired, show interest in getting highly skilled training, be energetic as there are enormous opportunities of employment generation available,” the Minister said.

Chandrashekhar claimed, “about 8 lakh new jobs were created since 1st April 2020 to 30th April 2021 in IT and manufacturing sectors”.

” It is our mission, goal and solemn promise to strengthen the entrepreneurship diversification as it has a great economic prospects to absorb youth in various fields, ” he added.

The Minister appealed aspiring youth to “be committed, positive in approach and remain enthusiastic to realize and fulfill every dream”.

Principal Secretary Skill Development Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, DC Budgam Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Director Skill Development Department, SSP Budgam, Principal ITI Budgam and other District Officers were present on the occasion.

The Minister said “ministers visiting UT of J&K have an objective to check the situation relating to developmental and other aspects on ground”.

“This is PM’s initiative and revolutionary first of its kind mission particularly for UT of J&K,” the Minister added.

Chandrasekhar further asserted, “We came here with professional objective and ambition to deliver, our visits shall emerge result oriented.”

The minister lauded concerned J&K authorities for the “enormous work done in skill development” even as he said more boost and push was needed in the sector.

“Budgam has potential and talent which they have showcased through incredible skills,” he added.

The Minister inspected automobile training centre of ITI Budgam besides the stalls installed by the skilled youth demonstrating and displaying manufacturing skills, talent and professionalism in respective art and trades.

Later, the Minister presided a meeting of officers convened at Conference Hall Budgam where a detailed review of each sector was under taken scheme wise. The DC Budgam through a detailed power point presentation presented developmental and welfare scenario of the District.

The Minister while going through the details appreciated the District Administration and its officials in achieving the given targets, despite facing inconveniences due to COVID 19 crisis and other circumstances. He impressed up on the District Administration to continue its engagements with same spirit, conviction and dedication.

He appreciated the “extreme professionalism shown by District Administration officials in implementation of centrally and state sponsored schemes under the able leadership of DC Budgam”.

District Budgam shall be pilot district for introduction of new skill development courses, the Minister announced.

He claimed the courses “will take district to next level of achievement”.

During the meeting various deputations from across the district including political representatives, PRI’s, school students, common citizens apprised the Minister about their issues and grievances verbally as well as by submitting memorandums.

As per the government handout, the minister patiently listened to all individuals /deputations and assured them of early redressal of all genuine issues. On the occasion the Minister also launched mobile application Aurzov (Healthcare mobile app.), Meri Awaaz (water bodies conservation), Covid Care service Budgam and e-Services Portal.

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32,902,351 Recovered Cases


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