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Narendra Modi’s Gold Pinstripes Suit Auction Enters Guinness World Record

Narendra Modi’s Gold Pinstripes Suit Auction enters Guinness world record

The most talked suit of the PM which had ‘Narendra Damodardas Modi’ name monogrammed as gold pinstripes was auctioned in the month of February 2015 for an amount of 4.31 Cr. This auction has entered into Guinness World Records as the ‘most expensive suit sold ever’,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore the suit during his meeting with US President Barack Obama. The suit made headlines after three days when it was auctioned and won by 62-year old Laljibhai Patel, at a price of 4.31 Crore. Patel is a Surat-based diamond merchant who said that he would get the suit ever it was more than 5Cr.

The auction money was assigned to Prime Minister’s campaign to clean the River Ganga. There were two more people who made their offers a business man and a teacher.

PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 70th Independence Day

The same suit made a record entering Guinness World records as the expensive moat auction ever made. Patel said that “It’s a matter of pride that a suit worn by Narendra Modi will now be mine,” and that he would display it in his factory.

The tailored navy suit worn by PM Modi received huge criticism from the opposition as an example of narcissism and extravagance in a country where many are poor.

The suit along with 400 other gifts of Narendra Modi was auctioned that he received after becoming Prime Minister.

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Businessman Ramesh Virani, NRI claimed that he gifted the suit to PM Modi on his son’s wedding, January 26 last year on the same day when he visited Obama.

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling: The First Indian Female Wrestling Olympic Medallist

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling

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After 11 days at Rio, Indian Wrestler Sakshi got something good to see, by showing a comeback performance at women’s wrestling 58 KG freestyle.

She defeated Kyrgyzstan’s  Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 to become the first player to open the medals account.

Sakshi was down 0-5 in the beginning rounds and fought back to equate the score to 5-5. With few seconds left to end the bout, she scored three points that turner the match towards her.

After winning Bronze Sakshi Malik said “Meri 12 saal ki tapasya safal hui (My 12 years’ of hard work have born fruit),”

“Aakhir tak dimag mein tha medal tera hai (till the last moment, my heart said the medal was mine),” Sakshi added.

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Sakshi is 23-year-old and hails from Rohtak in Haryana. There was a huge applause for the winner from the sports fraternity and others.

Here are some tweets that flooded immediately after she won a medal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing”, the PM’s Twitter handle said. “On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins Bronze & makes all of us very proud.

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PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 70th Independence Day

Narendra Modi Independence Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation for the third time from the ramparts of RedFort on Monday. Commemorating 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about 90 minutes. His speech touched upon the achievements made by his government over the past two years. He stressed that unity is the only way to move the country forward. He once again echoed the end of social discriminations, and no violence will be tolerated in the country. PM Modi called countrymen to make continuous efforts to realise our dream to make India “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”.

PM Narendra Modi Independence Day speech stated his rerouted policy on Pakistan with aggressive comments. He referred Pakistan Human rights abuses its large province of Balochistan and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. He mentioned that the people of those areas thanked him for drawing attention to their troubles. Modi claimed the struggle to decrease the violence caused after killing 22-year old terrorist Burhan Wani in Kashmir valley by security forces on 8 July. Wani emerged as a top recruiter for Hizbul Mujahideen in recent years. Despite the plunging relations, Home Minister Rajnath Singh flew to Islamabad to attend a summit of SAARC, earlier this month.

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 “India is not 70 years old, but it is a journey of 70 years post-colonial rule. After Independence, we made efforts to take the country forward under a new system. Sardar Vallbhai Patel unified the country, and now it is our duty to make this country as the best nation. To attain Good Governance, everyone has to fulfil its responsibilities, be it a Panchayat or Parliament, be it a Gram Pradhan or a Prime Minister, to strengthen every democratic institution. Only then, India will not take too much time in realising the dream of Good-Governance.” Said, Prime Minister.

He also addressed that freedom has not come without a price, and endless atrocities were there, but the resolve was unwavering. “This is not only an outline. It is a commitment for transformation. This is a confluence of people’s expectations, democracy and people’s support. This is a desire and also consent, this is a momentum and also expression of progress.” Said Modi.

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    Modi called the citizens of India to move ahead with a new energy, new resolve, new hope and new vigor on the occasion of Independence Day. He also mentioned that the persons who sacrificed their lives and their work for the country would be an inspiration to fulfil our responsibilities. “We should move ahead for the realisation of one society, one dream, one resolve, one direction for achieving our goals. With this thought, once again I pay homage to the great persons, the soldiers who put in their lives in danger to protect us, remember the sacrifice of 33,000 persons, and dream of the future of the country and dedicating myself today,” Said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Narendra Modi to Address Citizens in Obama Style Town-hall Meet

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MyGov: Prime Minister First town-hall Meeting in Obama Style to be held Today

Mere Pyare Bharat Vasiyo” the famous addressing by PM Narendra Modi will be heard again today, he will be addressing citizens at an indoor stadium today in the evening. The session will be held for one hour, and the people will be chosen from the Government web portal MyGov engagements.

This is the first such session held by a prime minister of our country, which is being compared to Obama style Town-hall meeting.

The event is attributed to the two-year completion of the mygov citizens’ engagement platform. The event will be held at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, New Delhi from 9.30 am onwards. Various multiple panel discussions are planned for the event. The event will witness a new app launch through which users can connect to PM’s office.

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The meeting will be started at 5’o clock today. About 2000 active mygov users have been invited to participate in the meet. “They would be selected from among the regular users of MyGov, based on their ideas, level of engagement, questions and suggestions,” said MyGov Chief Executive Officer Gaurav Dwivedi.

The whole event is divided into four sessions, which is based on a theme, “DO, DISCUSS, DISSEMINATE” before the prime minister address the meet.

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FIRST SESSION: will include Innovation Contests, e-Greetings Contests, Volunteering, Poll, Design Contests and Survey functionalities of MyGov.

SECOND SESSION- The government officials would be seated alongside the mygov contributors, and they will discuss the brainstorming ideas and experiences.

THIRD SESSION:Discussion on improving user base, introducing new features, improve the user experience.

FOURTH SESSION: DISSEMINATE will focus on #TransformingIndia website www.transformingindia.mygov.in, e-Sampark portal and LIVE Events (Talks). Ministers from union government and media personalities will take over the session.

Indian government to spend $150 billion to Modernise the Armed Forces

The event will be marked to an end with the PM Narendra Modi speech. The winners of the competitions are invited to participate in the event to receive the awards from the prime minister. Mygovt contests were Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Governance Quiz, India-Africa Quiz and Duties of a Citizen.

Mygovt web portal has about 3.5 million registered users, and 3.4 million commented in various discussions.

Indian government to spend $150 billion to Modernise the Armed Forces

Indian Army

The Government of India under the eminent leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to modernise all the equipment of the Indian Armed forces.It is reportedly known that NDA-led Government is allotting a whopping amount of $150 billion for refurbishing the weapons and tankers.

Sources said that the PM is very keen on strengthening the Armed Forces.The government is also making private company executives and makers check the ground reality of the usage of the Armor.The idea is to make the individual makers a clear picture of how to make devices that comfort the soldiers in using them.

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Earlier this month, more than 200 representatives of defence companies — big and small, local and foreign — got unprecedented access to India’s secretive military. At two events in the western city of Ahmednagar, they crawled inside tanks, learned about the army’s equipment needs and spoke with troops on the front lines in Kashmir, a region also claimed by primary rival Pakistan.

“You could feel how the soldier would adjust themselves in a tight space,” said Rajesh Khurana, an associate vice-president at Bharat Forge Ltd., a major Indian manufacturing defence firm, who noted that he climbed inside of a tank. “It was a pretty intimate affair.”

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The new-found transparency is part of Modi’s efforts to transform the world’s biggest arms importer into a defense manufacturing powerhouse as he spends $150 billion over the next decade to modernise the armed forces. Closer collaboration with the military would increase the technological capacity of local companies and create jobs as more than 10 million Indians join the work force each year.

Narendra Modi to modernise Armed forces

Opening up

“We’ve seen the army open up under this current leadership,” said Jayant D. Patil, a senior vice-president with Larsen & Toubro Ltd., which makes parts for everything from missiles to submarines. “The army is trying to build a relationship with the private sector. They’re communicating what their real needs are and want us to know what kind of problems they see in their day to day life — and then industry can build solutions.”

For the past few decades, publicly owned defence companies have repeatedly failed to do just that.

Almost two-thirds of the army’s contracts for critical weapons and equipment concluded from 2007 to 2012 — worth nearly $4.5 billion — were delayed, India’s national auditor said in a report this week. The foot-dragging was so severe that it “hampered” the military’s modernization plan and impacted defence preparedness, the report said, blaming the delays in part on a “heavy dependence” on imported weapons.

Arms imports

Nitin Wakankar, a defence ministry spokesman, had no comment on the auditor’s report. In response to questions, the army said the Ahmednagar events stemmed from Modi’s campaign for companies to “Make in India.” The policy aimed to “harness the preparedness of the Indian private industry towards meeting the felt-needs of the armed forces” and “reduce dependence on foreign vendors,” it said.

India relies on imports for 60% of its defence requirements, much of which has come from Russia due to a previous Cold War alliance between Delhi and the Soviet Union. Of late, it has bought more weapons from the US, becoming one of the top markets for American defence companies.

The Ahmednagar events featured executives from Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Tata Group, Larsen & Toubro and Bharat Forge. Participation among foreign defence companies was limited to those with India offices, including Honeywell International Inc. and Dassault Aviation SA.

‘Blind guess’

All attendees had to be Indian nationals, vetted and approved by the army. The invitations to small-and-medium-sized defence firms were a first in a sector that prizes scale and a country that tends to favour conglomerates.

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Subimal Bhattacharjee, a security expert and former India country head for US-based defence firm General Dynamics Corp., said the military went beyond merely talking about its equipment: Army officials, who wanted a new engine design, actually gave six Russian-made infantry combat vehicles to two private companies.

“You have a chance to see the car with the whole team, to have a clear understanding of what can be done,” said Bhattacharjee, who attended the event. “You don’t have to make a blind guess. You have a vehicle to yourself that you can play around with and understand better.”

Defence failures

India’s defence companies have a long track record of failing to deliver. A 40-year effort by the government to develop a battlefield tank has yet to produce anything the army can use. Similarly, a project to build an anti-tank guided missile has seen repeated setbacks, forcing India to acquire them from Russia, France and Israel.

The army had previously refused to discuss procurement projects unless they received a formal request, Deepak Sinha, a retired Army veteran who oversaw procurement for the Indian Special Forces, said in an e-mail. And even then the military never told defence contractors about “procurement philosophy or plans,” he said.

“The army has always preferred to keep interaction with business houses to the minimum,” said Sinha, who served in the military for more than three decades. “This interaction with business executives would certainly be a first and an excellent omen at that.”

Source:Bloomberg