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Modi Draws Parallel with Lord Krishna, Targets Akhilesh Yadav

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that despite being born in Gujarat, he had chosen Uttar Pradesh as his land of vocation, drawing a parallel with Lord Krishna who was born in Uttar Pradesh but made Gujarat his “karma bhoomi“.

The Prime Minister said he was an adopted son of Uttar Pradesh and vowed not to ditch the people of the state. He also took a dig at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over his rift with father Mulayam Singh Yadav.

“Krishna was born in Uttar Pradesh but made Gujarat his karma bhoomi. I was born in Gujarat but Uttar Pradesh has adopted me. It is a privilege for me. Uttar Pradesh is like ‘mai-baap’. I am not a son who would ditch his mai-baap. I will always care about Uttar Pradesh.

“Despite being an adopted son, it is my duty to develop Uttar Pradesh,” Modi told an election rally here in Uttar Pradesh.

Talking about ISRO creating a world record by successfully putting 104 satellites into orbit, Modi said the world is talking about success of our scientists and the countrymen are feeling proud.

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“Everyone is working hard to take the country to new heights but what will happen if Uttar Pradesh lags behind,” he said.

“Samajwadi Party, Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party never thought about the bigger picture. All they did was to serve a select few, guided by political calculations. The fortune of the state can not be changed until it gets rid of these political parties,” Modi added.

In his hour-long address, Modi also took on the state government over the law and order situation, saying it has failed to protect its own people as the state register maximum numbers of killings, while it alone registers 50 per cent cases related to Arms act.

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“Police stations of the state have become party office of a political party. No case is being registered here until the area chief of the ruling party okays it. Illegal weapons have become business here, which kills more than 3,000 people each year. Only those having links with the ruling party get government jobs,” Modi said. “The situation in UP due to the failure of the state government is such that we need to work hard to overcome this,” he added.

He said if BJP comes to power, it will waive off the loans of the farmers in its first cabinet meeting. Hardoi votes on Sunday in the third phase of the staggered elections to chose a new government in the country’s most populous state.


National Women’s Parliament to be inaugurated by Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a first-of-its-kind National Women’s Parliament at Pavitra Sangamam in Vijayawada city. Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama will also attend the inaugural session of the three-day event. The event is held with a theme ‘Empowering Women-Strengthening Democracy’ with leaders from abroad and India.

NWP focuses on enabling and encouraging political, economic and social empowerment of women in all sections of the society. Generating new ideas, theories, concepts for women empowerment are the main objectives of NWP. The AP state Legislative Assembly is hosting the event, and the government is organizing it with the support from the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Union among others.

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“The NWP will come out with the Amaravati Declaration on women empowerment at the end of the three-day deliberations,” the Speaker said on the eve of the conclave. “National Women’s Parliament will be a common platform for women from diverse backgrounds like politics, arts and culture, sports, education, industry, media, cinema, judiciary and social sector to share their knowledge and research in the area of women’s social, economic and political empowerment,”says, AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao.

The NWP facilitates interaction with women from various sections of society and also the girl students.  The program mainly deals with regular women issues like social security, sexual harassment, malnutrition sanitation, oppression and all other gender-based problems.

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Making young girls to realize their potential and create awareness is one of the key objectives of the program. Also, it builds a bridge between prominent women and girl students for taking up leading ship roles. 12 best young achievers awards along with International Woman Icon of the World’ award will be presented to women in different fields at the NWP.

As many as 91 women MPs, 401 women MLAs, 300 women leaders from the social and corporate sector are expected to attend the NWP. The long-pending issue of 33 per cent reservation for women in state legislatures and Parliament will also be discussed.

Top 10 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: 69th Mahatma Gandhi death anniversary

There is no single country where the name of Mahatma Gandhi is not known and even quoted for his selfless acts. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi dedicated his whole life to the selfless service to India and made the country free from British Rule. We have furnished Top 10 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on this page.

Bapu’s service to the country and his contribution to Indian Freedom Struggle cannot measure in words. Today is the 69th Mahatma Gandhi death Anniversary 2017, and many political leaders pay tributes to the Father of the Nation at Rajghat.

Mahatma Gandhi assassinated at Birla House in New Delhi on 30th January in the year 1948. Gandhi stood outside on the steps where the prayer meeting was going to takes place and surrounded by his family members and some followers. Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist and prominent member of Hindu Mahasabha approached Gandhi and shot him three times in his chest at close range.

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Before his death, there had five unsuccessful attempts to kill Mahatma Gandhi with the first occurring in the year 1934. Gandhi died after a couple of hours, and he invoked God saying, He Ram when he assassinated.

On this day, not only Prime Minister and Chiefs of Armed Forces salute the Martyrs at India Gate, but also the common man shows their gratitude and observing silence for 2 minutes. Check Inspirational Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi, and you can share in social media.

Bapu inspired many people through this sayings, speeches and quotes. We have collected 10 Famous Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi and furnished on this page for you. The death anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi also observed as Martyrs Day.

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Prime Minister Narendra paid his tribute to Father of the Nation on 69th Mahatma Gandhi death Anniversary 2017. Along with Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari paid tribute to Bapu at Rajghat.

An inter-religious prayer organised at Rajghat to mark the day. The Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates the improvement works at Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi. A brief profile of Bapu inscribed on the granite gates at the entrance as a part of the facelift. Check out the Top 10 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes which are as follows

  • The future depends on what you do today.
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
  • Faith is put to the test when the situation is most difficult.
  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
  • An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
  • “Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”
  • Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

Govt Launches Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY) for Senior Citizens

The Central Cabinet had made a crucial decision by approving a pension scheme for senior citizens. According to the meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Life Insurance Corporation of India would give a guaranteed return of 8 percent for ten years.

The union cabinet also gave a final nod for launching the prestigious Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017). The implementation of this scheme would be under the state-owned LIC.

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Under the new pension scheme, the old citizens who are above 60 plus will be benefited with guaranteed returns. Thus the government is providing the senior citizens’ social security despite the market conditions at the time of return.

The differed amount between the assured return and return made by LIC would be borne by the Government of India as a subsidy to the pensioners.

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The Government said that “It will provide an assured pension based on a guaranteed annual return of 8 per cent for ten years, with an option to opt for the pension on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual basis.”

VPBY-2017 will be available for annual subscription from the date of launch. PM Modi announced this Pension scheme during his talk with the nation on December 31

Advantages of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY)
  • It contains very little risk, since the pension scheme was introduced by the Central Government
  • Under the VPBY scheme Senior citizens can choose for a pension on monthly/quarterly/half-yearly or annual basis
  • Up to 7.5 lakh Rupees can be invested by the senior citizens under the VPBY scheme.
  • The VPBY scheme offers Interest rate of 8 percent which is higher than that of SBI’s 7 percent.

India INX: India’s 1st International Stock Exchange is Now Opened

INX, which is India’s first ever International Stock Exchange, has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Gujarat International Financial Tec (GIFT) city which is also India’s first smart city. India International Exchange or INX, which is just owned subordinate of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), will allow traders to buy and sell stocks for 22 hours in a day.

The INX is following the International trading timings. The unique stock exchange will start when trading at Japanese stock exchange starts, and ends when US Stock Exchange Stops. So, after a gap of 2 hours, the seller can resume their stock trade, and literally push it to a never-ending journey.

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During the inauguration event, PM Modi said, “The India INX will create new values in quality of service and speed of transactions in different time zones. I have been already told that the international stock exchange would work for 22 hours a day. It will work form sunrise to sunset.”

Exchange at India’s 1st International Stock Exchange will commence from January 16, 2017.

Benefits of India INX

  • This International Stock Exchange has built inside the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at GIFT city in Gujarat.
  • Apart from International Investors both Indians and NRIs will use the services of INX to trade at any time they want from anywhere.

Currently, INX will allow stock market investors to trade equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives including index and stocks at INX. As per trade analysts, this INX will enable mixture of more FDI in the country, and will enable cross-border investment.

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INX Exchange Best Facilities

  • It will be world’s fastest exchange in terms of response time, with median trade speed of 4 micro seconds
  • It will work for 22 hours in a day
  • BSE will be investing 500 Crore in this Exchange over next 3 Years
  • 100 Employees may be worked in INX Exchange
  • Outside India INX Exchange will trade equities and other related products of companies
  • It has high security with international standards

What Benefits Investors will get if they invest at INX

The Government has announced several tax benefits for those who start investing through INX. Some benefits include

  • Security Transaction tax Benefits
  • Less Commodity Transaction Tax
  • Benefits in Dividend Distribution Tax
  • Waiver in Long Term Capital Tax
  • No Income Tax for a fixed period of time
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