The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer ‘for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’
Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly unanimously elected BCCI President
Supreme Court refuses to entertain PIL seeking linking of Aadhaar with social media profiles : Bar & Bench
If you ask anyone about the problem of the public, the answer is – bad condition of farmers and unemployment.
The farmers are not getting the right price for their produce and the youth are not getting employment
If you ask anyone about the problem of the public, the answer is- bad condition of farmers and unemployment. The farmers are not getting the right price for their produce and the youth are not getting employment: Shri @RahulGandhi#RahulLaiBharipic.twitter.com/sgrMDSCX57
மேதகு சீன அதிபர் ஷி ஜின்பிங் அவர்கள், இந்தியா – சீனா உறவை மேம்படுத்தும் வரலாற்றுச் சிறப்புமிக்க நிகழ்விற்காக தமிழகத்தை தேர்ந்தெடுத்து #MamallapuramSummit மாநாட்டில் பங்கேற்று சிறப்பித்தமைக்கு நன்றி தெரிவித்துக் கொண்டு, மேதகு சீன அதிபர் #XiJingping அவர்களை வழியனுப்பி வைத்த போது… pic.twitter.com/S96bNTGH57
‘A special Thank You to my sisters and brothers of Tamil Nadu’
A special Thank You to my sisters and brothers of Tamil Nadu. As always, their warmth and hospitality was outstanding. It’s always a delight to be among the people of this dynamic state. I also thank the Government of TN for their efforts in organising the Summit in Mamallapuram.
I would also like to express my gratitude to all political parties and socio-cultural organisations of Tamil Nadu for the support and hospitality during the India-China Informal Summit in beautiful Mamallapuram.
I would also like to express my gratitude to all political parties and socio-cultural organisations of Tamil Nadu for the support and hospitality during the India-China Informal Summit in beautiful Mamallapuram. pic.twitter.com/7BZAPLCW4A
The ‘Chennai Connect’ will add great momentum to India-China relations : PM Modi at the delegation level talks
Wuhan Summit brought in increased stability and fresh momentum in India-China bilateral relations
Prime Minister was making his inaugural statement at beginning of the delegation level talks Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the second day of the informal summit at Mamallapuram, today :
The 2nd Informal Summit at Mamallapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu has begun a “New Era of Cooperation” between India and China.
Referring to the first informal summit between the two countries at Wuhan last year, Prime Minister Modi said it has brought in an “increased stability and fresh momentum in our relations.”
He said the “strategic communication has increased between the two countries”.
The Prime Minister further said, “We have decided that we would prudently manage our differences without letting them turn into disputes, that we would be sensitive to each other’s’ concerns and that our relations strive towards World Peace and stability.”
Referring to the 2nd Informal Summit at Mamallapuram, the Prime Minister said “In the Chennai Summit we have so far had great exchange on bilateral and global issues. The Wuhan Summit has given a new momentum to our bilateral relations. Today with our Chennai Connect a new era of cooperation has begun in the relations of our two countries.”
“I thank President Xi Jinping for coming to India for our second Informal Summit. The Chennai Connect will add great momentum to India-China relations. This will benefit the people of our nations and the world.”
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India and China will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes – part of the discussion during the India-China 2nd Informal Summit
Both sides will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes.
They also agreed on the importance of concluding negotiations for a mutually-beneficial and balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
The two leaders agreed on establishment of sister-state relations between Tamil Nadu and Fujian Province, exploring the possibility of establishing an academy to study links between Mahabalipuram and Fujian province.
The two Leaders have decided to designate 2020 as Year of India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges
The two Leaders have decided to establish a High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the People’s Republic of China Mr Xi Jinping held their Second Informal Summit in Chennai, India, on 11-12 October 2019.
The two Leaders had an in-depth exchange of views in a friendly atmosphere on overarching, long-term and strategic issues of global and regional importance.
They also shared their respective approaches towards national development.
They evaluated the direction of bilateral relations in a positive light and discussed how India-China bilateral interaction can be deepened to reflect the growing role of both countries on the global stage.
Both Leaders shared the view that the international situation is witnessing significant readjustment. They were of the view that India and China share the common objective of working for a peaceful, secure and prosperous world in which all countries can pursue their development within a rules-based international order.
They reiterated the consensus reached during the first Informal Summit in Wuhan, China in April 2018, that India and China are factors for stability in the current international landscape and that both side will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes.
The Leaders recognized that India and China have a common interest in preserving and advancing a rules-based and inclusive international order, including through reforms that reflect the new realities of the 21st Century. Both agreed that it is important to support and strengthen the rules-based multilateral trading system at a time when globally agreed trade practices and norms are being selectively questioned. India and China will continue to work together for open and inclusive trade arrangements that will benefit all countries.
Both Leaders also underscored the important efforts being made in their respective countries to address global developmental challenges, including climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. They emphasized that their individual efforts in this regard would help the international community achieve the targets.
Both Leaders are concerned that terrorism continues to pose a common threat. As countries that are large and diverse, they recognized the importance of continuing to make joint efforts to ensure that the international community strengthens the framework against training, financing and supporting terrorist groups throughout the world and on a non-discriminatory basis.
As important contemporary civilizations with great traditions, both Leaders deemed it important to enhance dialogue in order to foster cultural understanding between the two peoples. Both Leaders also agreed that, as major civilizations in history, they can work together to enhance greater dialogue and understanding between cultures and civilizations in other parts of the world.
They shared the view that an open, inclusive, prosperous and stable environment in the region is important to ensure the prosperity and stability of the region. They also agreed on the importance of concluding negotiations for a mutually-beneficial and balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
The two Leaders exchanged views on the age-old commercial linkages and people-to-people contacts between India and China in the past two millennia, including significant maritime contacts. In this regard the two leaders agreed on establishment of sister-state relations between Tamil Nadu and Fujian Province, exploring the possibility of establishing an academy to study links between Mahabalipuram and Fujian province on the lines of the experience between Ajanta and Dunhuang and conducting research on maritime links between China and India in view of our extensive contacts over the centuries.
The two Leaders shared their mutual vision on goals for development of their respective economies. They agreed that the simultaneous development of India and China presents mutually-beneficial opportunities. The two sides will continue to adopt a positive, pragmatic and open attitude and to enhance appreciation of each other’s policies and actions in line with the general direction of their friendship and cooperation. In this regard, they also agreed to continue to enhance strategic communication on all matters of mutual interest, and to continue the momentum of high-level exchanges by making full use of dialogue mechanisms.
The leaders were of the view that the positive direction of ties had opened up possibilities for taking bilateral relations to greater heights. They agreed that this endeavor also required strong public support in both countries. In this context the two Leaders have decided to designate 2020 as Year of India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges and agreed that the 70th anniversary of the establishment of India-China relations in 2020 will be fully utilized to deepen exchanges at all levels including between their respective legislatures, political parties, cultural and youth organizations and militaries. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations the two countries will organize 70 activities including a conference on a ship voyage that will trace the historical connect between the two civilizations.
In pursuit of their efforts to further deepen economic cooperation and to enhance their closer development partnership, the two Leaders have decided to establish a High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism with the objective of achieving enhanced trade and commercial relations, as well as to better balance the trade between the two countries. They have also agreed to encourage mutual investments in identified sectors through the development of a Manufacturing Partnership and tasked their officials to develop this idea at the first meeting of the High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue.
The two Leaders have exchanged views on outstanding issues, including on the boundary question. They have welcomed the work of the Special Representatives and urged them to continue their efforts to arrive at a mutually-agreed framework for a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement based on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles that were agreed by the two sides in 2005. They reiterated their understanding that efforts will continue to be made to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas, and that both sides will continue to work on additional Confidence Building Measures in pursuit of this objective.
Prime Minister Modi and President Xi also appraised the practice of Informal Summits in a positive light as providing an important opportunity to deepen dialogue and to promote mutual understanding at the Leaders’ level in line with the ‘Wuhan Spirit’ and the ‘Chennai Connect”. They agreed to continue this practice in the future. President Xi invited Prime Minister Modi to visit China for the 3rd Informal Summit. Prime Minister Modi has accepted the invitation.
Source : MEA
PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold 2nd Informal Summit level talks in Mamallapuram
With a magnificent view of the Bay of Bengal, PM @narendramodi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold 2nd Informal Summit level talks in Mamallapuram
Prime Minister Modi welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Fisherman’s Cove in Mamallapuram
PM @narendramodi received Chinese President Xi Jinping to resume their conversation. An eco-friendly ride to ‘Machan’ at Taj Fisherman’s Cove for another round of one-on-one meeting followed by delegation-level talks and lunch.
President Kovind lays the foundation stone for the campus of JSS Academy of Higher Education, Mysuru
President Kovind laid the foundation stone for the campus of JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research at Varuna Village, Mysuru.
Sri Suttur Matt has a thousand year-old history. It is a source of a consistent and ongoing movement to uphold the cause of social and economic justice, based on spiritual values and ideals.
Happy that the Global Campus of JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research is a tribute to Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji whose 104th Jayanti is being celebrated this year.
Pic Courtesy : @rashtrapatibhvn
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred ‘The Order of the Green Crescent’
It is an honour to have been conferred ‘The Order of the Green Crescent’, the highest Civilian Honour of Comoros, by the President of the Union of Comoros, Mr. Azali Assoumani, in Moroni today : Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu
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VP Venkaiah Naidu had the unique honour of addressing a Special Session of the Comorian Parliament
A special session of the National Assembly of the Union of Comoros was convened for the address of the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu.
VP received multiple standing ovations from legislators during his speech.
Emphasised that as Comoros marches ahead India will march by its side.
As the first Indian Vice President to have this rare privilege, you have not only honoured me but also honoured my country, the world’s largest democracy : Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal signs Clean Air Cities Declaration with leaders of 35 mega cities at the C40Summit
Big day for Delhi today! CM @arvindkejriwal signs Clean Air Cities Declaration with leaders of 35 mega cities at the C40Summit. In his lead, Delhi strengthens its resolve to counter air-pollution together. Listen to CM’s address at the C40Summit :
Dy CM Manish Sisodia @msisodia
We are working as a team to create India as a sporting superpower : Kiren Rijiju
The meeting with the Indian Olympic Association and all the Sports Federations of India was extremely purposeful and enriching.
We have chalked out a detail road map for @Tokyo2020 Olympics.
We are working as a team to create India as a sporting superpower.
Excited to kick-off #HyderabadDesignWeek today and to host the World Design Assembly in Hyderabad for the first time ever!
Register to witness the city transforming itself into a celebration of design.
As a part of #HyderabadDesignWeek, @streetartindia artist @daku156 has constructed an installation in the shape of a question mark with 3 lakh upcycled plastic bottles questioning the use of single use plastic in the current ecological climate..
Pic Credit: @KTRTRS
‘India will be showcased to the world through INDIA HOUSE’
@KirenRijiju – Minister of State, Youth Affairs & Sports :
Will celebrate the spirit of Olympics and India will be showcased to the world with pride at @Tokyo2020 through INDIA HOUSE.
India will have first ever Olympic Hospitality House at the Olympics through the efforts of Indian Olympic Association and @jswsports
Pic Credit: @KirenRijiju
“With Team India at the Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting at Marlborough House, the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Nations & the seat of Commonwealth Secretariat in London”: @HardeepSPuri – Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs
Sh. OP Ravindranath Ji, Member of Parliament called on at Rajbhavan, Hyderabad: Dr Tamilisai
Pic Credit: @DrTamilisaiGuv
‘It is always a pleasure to meet soldiers from the regiment that my grandfather, father & I served..’
Met with Havaldar Harbhajan Singh and Sepoy Joginder Singh who served in the 2nd Sikh Regiment of the #IndianArmy. The bond between us soldiers is unmatched and it is always a pleasure to meet soldiers from the regiment that my grandfather, father & I served. pic.twitter.com/vHhUb3yjCe
AMMK General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran’s interaction with media
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries
The 2019 #NobelPrize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”
Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionised our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. Through their work, this year’s Chemistry Laureates have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society.
In the early 1970s, Stanley Whittingham, awarded this year’s Chemistry Prize, used lithium’s enormous drive to release its outer electron when he developed the first functional lithium battery.
2019 Chemistry Laureate John Goodenough doubled the lithium battery’s potential, creating the right conditions for a vastly more powerful and useful battery.
This year’s Nobel Prize laureate Akira Yoshino succeeded in eliminating pure lithium from the battery, instead basing it wholly on lithium ions, which are safer than pure lithium. This made the battery workable in practice.
We need Education which teaches, imbues respect on our ‘Swa’, such as Swadesh, Swabhaasha, Swabhoosha: RSS Chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat
Excerpts from the speech of RSS Chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat at RSS Vijaya Dashami Celebrations at Reshimbagh, Nagpur:
“The year has been memorable for many reasons, such as people’s mandate in 2019 Loksabha Elections, Abolition of Article 370, historic Chandrayaan-2, Security of Borders, Control on Terrorist activities etc.”
‘A developed Bharat creates fear in the minds of vested interests. Few Anti-India forces involved in divisive machinations. There is a Conspiracy to bring in name of RSS to few such incidents. Swayamsevaks will unite Society, to bring Sadbhavana’.
“Branding some incidents of social violence as ‘Lynching’ are actually meant to defame our country, Hindu society and create fear among some communities. Lynching is alien to Bharat and actually has its references elsewhere.”
‘Different sections of the society should strive to increase goodwill, dialogues, cooperation among themselves. It is important to work for the goodwill, harmony, cooperation among all sections of society. Swayamsevaks have been taking efforts to enhance this.’
“We need Education which teaches, imbues respect on our ‘Swa’, such as Swadesh, Swabhaasha, Swabhoosha and other aspects of our nation. From Contents in the Teaching to Training the Teachers, we need a transformation in the system.”
“Media have a major and significant role in awakening the society and creating a conducive social atmosphere.”
“Hindustan is Hindurashtra. Hindus are those who believing in the underlying unity. Experiencing diversity as the manifestation of that unity. Those who consider not only human beings all living beings, animate and inanimate as their own are Hindus.”
“Those who belong to Bharat, those who are descendants of Bharatiya ancestors, those who are working for the ultimate glory of nation & joining hands in enhancing peace, respecting and welcoming all diversities; all those Bharatiyas are Hindus.”
“This is the appeal to you all, taking into account the requirements of current period, we all should cooperate and participate in this noble and sacred mission.” Dr Mohan Bhagwat
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‘India will receive the first 18 Rafale jets by February 2021’
@rajnathsingh – Defence Minister of India :
Taking a sortie in Rafale was a memorable and once in a lifetime experience.
The induction of Rafale will go a long way in strengthening our national defence.
India will receive the first 18 Rafale jets by February 2021. By April-May 2022 we will receive all 36 jets.
Popular Actor Radha Ravi called on senior BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan and exchanged Vijayadashami Greetings
Pic Credit: @PonnaarrBJP
Dr Subramanian Swamy:
“China’s Guangdong University has invited me to address its seminar on Border Roads Initiative and the Silk Route Concept. I will go in November.”
Indian Air Force celebrates 87th Anniversary
Today, on Air Force Day, a proud nation expresses gratitude to our air warriors and their families. The Indian Air Force continues to serve India with utmost dedication and excellence : PM Modi
Today, on Air Force Day, a proud nation expresses gratitude to our air warriors and their families. The Indian Air Force continues to serve India with utmost dedication and excellence. pic.twitter.com/iRJAIqft11
RSS Sarasanghachalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat, HCL Chairman Shiv Nadar offered floral tributes to “Smruti Mandir”, Samadhi of RSS founder Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and “Smruti Chihn” Samadhi of Guruji Golwalkar at Reshimbagh, Nagpur.
Unstain – A Makkal Needhi Maiam initiative to remove the stains and stigmas of the society, associated with periods.
The program aims to provide 500 kits to 500 students which contain the period essentials to last them an entire year which includes 96 cotton pads, 6 cotton underwear.
Makkal Needhi Maiam party President Mr. Kamal Haasan launched this initiative by distributing the kits to underprivileged girls on 3 October 2019.
At the 39th World Congress of Poets at Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Delighted to have presented Honorary Degrees and Awards for Excellence to poets, writers and other eminent personalities at the Valedictory Ceremony of the 39th WorldCongressofPoets at Bhubaneswar in Odisha today : @MVenkaiahNaidu
Poetry can serve as a powerful catalyst that could hasten the process of social transformation I urge schools to make poetry reading and appreciation a compulsory part of the curriculum. I also ask universities to encourage literature, arts and humanities education : @MVenkaiahNaidu
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‘Delighted to host Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister’
@HardeepSPuri – Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs :
Lakshmi & I were delighted to host our old friend & Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister, Dr. AK Abdul Momen for lunch.
A renowned economist & respected Diplomat, Dr. Momen was PR of Bangladesh in UN when I represented India.
Visited the Star Sports Centre and had an amazing experience.
I’m truly impressed. Amazing efforts by Star Sports India in promoting sports in India and Indian sports globally.
The technology being applied is mind boggling!
Visited the Star Sports Centre and had an amazing experience. I’m truly impressed. Amazing efforts by @StarSportsIndia in promoting sports in India and Indian sports globally👍 The technology being applied is mind boggling! pic.twitter.com/9DaZujJRNF
had a chance to travel in the new Red Bus in Coimbatore which is very comfortable when compared to old ones. Suspension is good, leg room is nice – enough space to stretch, much spacious for people to stand & travel , clean, overall perfect ones. pic.twitter.com/XjngkPxwcL
Had an excellent meeting with PM Sheikh Hasina. We reviewed the full range of bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh.
This visit of PM Sheikh Hasina has led to remarkable outcomes for India-Bangladesh cooperation in the areas of water resources, energy, trade, ports and more. People from both nations will benefit thanks to them. I congratulate the people of India and Bangladesh!
The Sabroom town of Tripura will get 1.82 cusec of drinking water from the Feni river in Bangladesh. This augurs extremely well for the people of Tripura. Glad that India and Bangladesh are strengthening cooperation in harnessing water resources to further ‘Ease of Living.’
A win-win for India and Bangladesh! The supply of LPG through Bangladesh, to Tripura, using Bangladeshi trucks ensures: Reliable gas support at lower transportation costs for India. Employment generation in Bangladesh.
You would be happy to know that the protocol route has been expanded to include new inland river ports near Tripura. The focus on port-led development will ensure greater commercial linkages and more prosperity.
Adding to the growth of India’s Northeast. Signing of Standard Operating Procedures for the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports of Bangladesh will enable easier transportation of goods to and from our Northeast. Fascinating products from the Northeast will get better markets!
Legendary Indian Cricketer and former captain Kapil Dev called on the Vice President in New Delhi today
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Ukkadam big tank under Coimbatoe smart city, getting a major make over
Coimbatore Marina alike – recreation spot for the public.
Ukkadam big tank under smart city it’s getting a major make over – walking path, cycling track, kiosks, floating jetty, public convenience facilities, green centre, green cover , etc…:
‘Groundwater levels are increasing gradually in zones across Chennai’
Chennai Metro Water @CHN_Metro_Water :
Here is the comparison of Chennai’s groundwater levels between August and September 2019.
Groundwater levels are increasing gradually in zones across Chennai.
If we collectively start taking efforts to save rainwater, we can see a constant rise in the levels and revive our water table in the process.
Chennai Metro Water has several shallow monitoring wells spread across the city that is divided into zones.
On this date 55 years ago a 19 year old boy got down at Bombay Central Station with 27 rupees in his pocket and dreams in his eyes@javedakhtarjadu slept on pavements went without food 4 days but belief in himself.A story of not giving up to adversity and dignity. I salute him
‘The total metro network of the country has crossed 667 km’
@HardeepSPuri – Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs :
Joined Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal
ji, Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot, Japanese Amb Mr Kenji Hiramatsu, MP Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh ji & others at the flagging off ceremony of Dwarka to Najafgarh section of Line-9 (Grey Line) of Delhi Metro at Metro Bhawan.
With number of daily journeys on Delhi Metro crossing 60 lakhs on several days, there remains no doubt that 347 km long metro network with 253 stations is now Delhi’s favourite & trusted mode of eco friendly & efficient urban commute.
Dwarka to Najafgarh Grey line now puts several more areas of Delhi on DMRC map. This will offer better connectivity, ease of living & relief from traffic congestion to people of these areas.
With today’s inauguration the total metro network of the country has crossed 667 km.