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  • For Development, Need Infrastructure First: Top 5 Quotes Of PM Modi
    The Narendra Modi government is marking the completion of its 3 years in office with countrywide celebrations for the next 20 days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took oath of office on May 26 after the party's sweeping victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections -- will begin the celebrations by opening India's longest bridge in Assam. PM Modi will personally lead five programs, the first of which will be held in Guwahati. Last year, the party had won the assembly elections in Assam, notching up its first victory in the northeast.
  • As Modi Government Completes 3 Years, Its Top Five Policy Moves
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completes three years today. In 2014, the BJP won a massive mandate to rule India and took power after 10 years of Congress-rule, which was scarred by allegations of corruption and slow economic growth. As the BJP-led regime reaches its three-year mark, buoyed by multiple election victories that have helped consolidate its hold on states besides strengthen decision-making, here is a look at the top policies implemented by the government in economy and the social sector.
  • PM Modi Says 'Our Working Style Different, We Trust People': 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a number of development projects in Assam today as his government celebrated its third anniversary in events across the country. Accusing the previous governments of following what he called the British-era tradition of mistrust, he said the BJP has a different style of working. "Our government trusts the people. That's our strength," he said. Celebrations of the government's anniversary - which also coincides with the first year of the BJP government in Assam - will last 20 days. Ministers and lawmakers from the BJP are participating in programmes across the country.
  • Grace Marks To Apply, Class 12 Results Out Soon, Says CBSE: 10 Facts
    The government will not approach the Supreme Court against a high court verdict forcing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to continue its marks moderation policy, officials said today, a day after Union Education Minister Prakash Javadekar assured 11 lakh students who appeared for the exam that the results would be declared on time. The decision comes after legal advice from government lawyers which said CBSE should not challenge the High Court order and the policy could be implemented next year, sources said. Currently, the timing of the results is crucial for school students who need to apply for college admissions in Delhi, and elsewhere.
  • India's Longest Bridge, Built For Tanks, To Open In Assam Today: 10 Facts
    India's longest bridge, over nine kilometres long, will be inaugurated today in Assam by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his government completes three years in office. The bridge is among a series of infrastructure projects that PM Modi has fast-tracked since taking charge after a landslide win in 2014. Launched a decade ago under the government of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, PM Modi's biggest challenge is to see these projects to completion without the years-long delays that have beset many key endeavours in Asia's third largest economy.
  • Internet Mobile Service Blocked In Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, Cops Suspended: 10 Facts
    The Yogi Adityanath Government in Uttar Pradesh has removed two top police officers and a top bureaucrat of Saharanpur, the western UP town where there have been several clashes this month between Dalit and Rajput groups. A Dalit man was killed and about 20 people were injured in violence on Tuesday after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati held a rally in Shabbirpur, a village where one person had died in caste clashes earlier this month.
  • 22 Dead In Blast At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester: 10 Facts
    At least 22 people were killed on Monday night in an explosion after an Ariana Grande concert at the UK's Manchester Arena, which police are treating as a possible terror attack. Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said around 59 people were taken to six hospitals after the blast, which took place in the foyer area. Mr Hopkins said the incident took place around 10:33 pm at the end of the concert. British Prime Minister Theresa May called it an "appalling terrorist attack".
  • Tejas Express, 'Aeroplane On Tracks', Makes First Trip Today: 10 Points
    The Tejas Express, India's newest train, made its first trip today from Mumbai to Goa. The luxury train took 400 passengers on the eight-and-a-half-hour journey - less time than the Janshatabdi. The train was revealed to the public in Mumbai on Sunday. The bright yellow superfast train promises a flight-like experience on the track at less than Rs 1,500 a ride. Its first commercial journey was flagged off by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu this afternoon.
  • Election Commission's EVM 'Challenge' Next Month. Conditions Apply: 10 Facts
    The long-awaited EVM Challenge to establish that the Electronic Voting Machines cannot be tampered will start from June 3, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced on Saturday. But the Election Commission doesn't expect anyone to win the challenge. The poll body came up with the challenge so as to reassure political parties that raised doubts about the machines used to conduct every Lok Sabha and state elections held after 2002. But the Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, which has been the loudest of the dozen-plus political parties that has campaigned against the machines, is unlikely to be impressed with the ground rules laid down by the election body.
  • 'India Should Have Been Given Consular Access To Kulbhushan Jadhav': Top 10 Quotes By UN Court
    The International Court of Justice in The Hague has put on hold the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who had been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan. Pakistan, the court said, must ensure that he is not executed till the court delivers its final verdict. The court said under the Article 36 of the Vienna Convention, Mr Jadhav is entitled to consular access and Pakistan must allow India to have access to him. "It is very, very clear that Indian stand is victorious. It is obvious that international jury reacted against Pakistan. Let us now hope final push (expected in August) also comes India's way," Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said after the verdict.
  • There Was A Risk, Says ICJ Verdict In The Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: A Timeline
    In ordering Pakistan to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday unanimously accepted Indias contention that there was a real danger to the life of Mr Jadhav, the Indian national sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court last month. The court said the -risk- was real since Pakistan only mentioned that the appeals process could go on till August. It implied, the 11-judge top court of the United Nations said, that -there is a risk that an execution could take place at any moment thereafter, before the Court has given its final decision in the case-.
  • In Key GST Meet Held In Kashmir, Government's Political Message: 10 Points
    The powerful Goods and Services Tax or GST Council is meeting in Srinagar today to finalise tax rates for different commodities and services ahead of the launch of the mega tax reform on July 1. The choice of venue for the two-day meeting, the council's last before the tax is rolled out, is seen as a political message from the BJP, which partners Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. It comes amid an escalation of violence and protests in the Kashmir Valley and the government wants to signal that it has the situation under control and that the state is safe for investors.
  • 10-Point Guide To CBI Allegation Against P Chidambaram
    The CBI today raided the home of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in Chennai as part of its investigation into suspected criminal misconduct in foreign investment approvals. The agency alleges that Karti Chidambaram facilitated the approvals when his father was minister and used his "influence in the finance ministry". An FIR or First Information Report lists criminal conspiracy, cheating, taking bribe, influencing a public servant and criminal misconduct. Mr Chidambaram and the Congress have strongly denied the allegations.
  • In CBI Raid At P Chidambaram's Home, The Peter, Indrani Mukerjea Link: 10 Points
    The home in Chennai of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram was raided by the CBI yesterday as part of an investigation into suspected "criminal misconduct" in foreign investment approvals to a company linked to jailed media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani. The country's top investigating agency alleges that Karti Chidambaram's company helped a media company circumvent limits on foreign investment when his father was minister. Mr Chidambaram and the Congress have rubbished the allegations and described the raids as political vendetta.
  • Monday's Ransomware Attack Fails to Dent India, Says Minister: 10 Facts
    The Ransomware WannaCry virus had a minimal effect on India, even though "isolated incidents" were reported from Kerala and Bengal, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. In Kerala, one of the most digitized states of India, half-a-dozen computers across two districts -- Waynand and Patanamthitta -- were affected. In Bengal, some computers of the state electricity discom were hit. Precautions had been taken on a war footing in telecom, power and aviation sectors to stop the virus that locks data and demands 300 Bitcoins to unlock it.

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