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PM Modi dedicates ‘Statue of Unity’ to the Nation


PM Narendra Modi dedicates ‘Statue of Unity’ to the Nation on the birth anniversary of Sardar VallabhBhai Patel


Highlights of PM’s Speech :

  • Crores of farmers converted the construction of Statue of Unity to a peoples’ movemement.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had said infighting was the reason for India’s subordination by foreign powers; never again will India make the same mistake and never will India again be enslaved.
  • This day is historic. India’s Present has recalled golden moment from India’s Past.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was instrumental in giving women an active role in Indian politics.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel led the path for India, walking on which we are talking with the world on our own terms now.
  • Kutch to Kohima and Kargil and Kanyakumari, if we can travel freely today, it is because of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • The Statue Of Unity is a reminder to those who question the existence of India; India was eternal, is eternal and will always remain eternal.

Rahul Gandhi on Sardar Patel

Sardar Patel was a patriot, who fought for a independent, united & secular India. A man with a steely will, tempered by compassion, he was a Congressman to the core, who had no tolerance for bigotry or communalism. On his birth anniversary, I salute this great son of India:

A Spectacle to behold

Ease of doing Business ranking: India has improved from 142 to 77 in the last 4 years

India’s ranking in Ease of Doing Business has improved from

142 in 2014 to
100 in 2017 to
77 in 2018

says Ramesh Abhishek Secretary DIPP Govt Of India.

This year the most dramatic jump has been in ‘issue of construction permits’.

From 181 last year, we have improved to 52. This phenomenal achievement is the result of hard work over last 3 years+ by officers/staff of the 2 municipal corporations and MOHUA.

India has shown highest improvement (53 ranks) in 2 years by any large country since 2011.

It is the first BRICS and South Asian nation to be recognized as top improver in consecutive years.

PM Modi
Delighted at yet another rise in India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rank. We are unwavering in our commitment towards economic reforms, which will ensure an environment that fosters industry, investment and opportunities, tweeted PM Modi.

Omar Abdullah
Credit where credit is due. This is a significant achievement of the government. Whether businesses & investors are taking advantage of the improvement in procedures is a discussion for another day, tweeted National Conference leader Omar Abdullah.
Source: PIB India

Govt issues a statement on the row with RBI

The autonomy for the Central Bank, within the framework of the RBI Act, is an essential and accepted governance requirement.

Governments in India have nurtured and respected this.

Both the Government and the Central Bank, in their functioning, have to be guided by public interest and the requirements of the Indian economy.

For the purpose, extensive consultations on several issues take place between the Government and the RBI from time to time.

This is equally true of all other regulators.

Government of India has never made public the subject matter of those consultations. Only the final decisions taken are communicated.

The Government, through these consultations, places its assessment on issues and suggests possible solutions.

The Government will continue to do so.
Source: @FinMinIndia

Refer Government’s statement on the ‘consultations’ with RBI. If it contained the truth alone, why was it necessary to issue the statement?

Obviously, the government has concealed something. The buzz is that government has recently written one or more letters to the RBI

Anupam Kher resigns as Chairman of FTII, Pune

Anupam Kher’s tweet :


It has been an honour, a privilege & a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious @FTIIOfficial. But because of my international assignments I won’t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation. Thank you.

Thank you staff, teachers & students of @FTIIOfficial for your support & appreciation during my tenure as chairman. As an individual you can always reach out to me. We have constituted a very learned & capable governing body & academic society who will guide you at their best.

His letter of resignation is addressed to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister @Ra_THORe


Paying Tributes to Indira Gandhi

Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi & Congress President Rahul Gandhi pay their respects at Shakti Sthal.

Pic Courtesy : @INCIndia

P.Chidambaram on RBI developments

If, as reported, Government has invoked Section 7 of the RBI Act and issued unprecedented ‘directions’ to the RBI, I am afraid there will be more bad news today

We did not invoke Section 7 in 1991 or 1997 or 2008 or 2013. What is the need to invoke the provision now? It shows that government is hiding facts about the economy and is desperate :

Swamy on Modi’s recent Japan visit

One of the most successful foreign trips and of under reported media coverage is Namo’s recent Japan visit. For managing our $/Rs problem he got a whopping $75 billion cross use facility which is unprecedented :

Run For Unity

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman participates in the Run For Unity event in Chennai, organised on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Pic Courtesy : @DefenceMinIndia

Sitaram Yechury in Nepal

A pleasure to meet and interact with comrades in Nepal. Addressed a public meeting. It has been and long and tough struggle for over two decades for a republic and a new Constitution, waged with great fortitude by our neighbour. We wish them well :
Sitaram Yechury, Gen.Sec

Image Courtesy : @tncpim

Happy birthday @Oommen_Chandy ! May you enjoy long & productive years in the service of the nation! :

Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays sand art Tribute to Sardar Patel on his Jayanti.


PM Modi visits Valley of Flowers in Kevadia, Gujarat

PM Modi visits Tent City in Kevadia, Gujarat



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