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PM Narendra Modi in Karnataka Today Live News Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus, University of Agricultural Sciences, in Bengaluru.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Shivani Ramakrishnan | Bengaluru | Updated: January 3, 2020 1:33:54 pm
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PM Modi in Karnataka Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus, University of Agricultural Sciences, in Bengaluru.  According to the varsity, the five-day event will also see the participation of Nobel laureates Stefan Hell from Max Planck Institut Germany and Ada E Yonath, an expert in structural biology from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. According to the organizers, around 15,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Modi, who arrived on Thursday for a two-day state visit, attended a series of events in Tumakuru city. He also visited the Sree Siddaganga Mutt where he defended the Citizenship (Amendment) Act which has sparked nationwide protests.

Accusing the Opposition of remaining silent on Pakistan’s “atrocities on Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Christians”, Modi said, “Jis tarah ki nafrat hum logon se karte hain, vaisa hi swar ab desh ki sansad ke khilaf dikh raha hai. In logon ne Bharat ki sansad ke khilaaf hi andolan shuru kar diya hai (The way they hate us, a similar voice can be heard against Parliament now. These people have started protesting against India’s Parliament).”

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13:33 (IST)03 Jan 2020
Efforts being made to ensure ‘Ease of doing Science’, need to use IT to cut red tape: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said that the growth story of India depends on the success in the science and technology sector as he urged young scientists to ‘innovate, patent, produce and prosper’. Addressing the 107th session of the Indian Science Congress in Karnataka’s Bengaluru, he said, “The growth story of India depends on its success in the science and tech sector. There is a need to transform the landscape of Indian science and technology.”

“My motto for young scientists is: Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper,” he added. READ

13:25 (IST)03 Jan 2020
Modi leaves for Delhi after concluding two-day visit to Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Delhi after concluding two-day visit to Karnataka. Modi, who arrived on Thursday for a two-day state visit, attended a series of events in Tumakuru city. He also visited the Sree Siddaganga Mutt where he defended the Citizenship (Amendment) Act which has sparked nationwide protests. On Friday Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus, University of Agricultural Sciences, in Bengaluru. 

11:38 (IST)03 Jan 2020
Siddaramaiah targets Narendra Modi

Former Chief Minister and Congress senior leader Siddaramaiah on Friday targets Narendra Modi over flood relief to Karnataka. “Centre only gave Rs 1,200 crores for flood relief work to Karnataka where the central government only estimated losses of Rs 3,800 crores. Karnataka suffered the worst flood situation, it's the responsibility of PM Modi to help states during such times. He must remember his promises made during an election rally.”

11:23 (IST)03 Jan 2020
Modi in Bengaluru: Need new technology to remove and reuse metal from electronic waste

Speaking at the Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said along with plastic waste, we also need new technology, new solutions to remove and reuse metal from electronic waste.

“There is a need for revolution in technologies assisting agricultural practices. Can we find farmer-centric solutions to the problem of stalk burning for instance? Can we also redesign our brick kilns for reduced emissions and greater energy efficiency. Another important point I wish to make is the significance of "Make in India" in medical devices to bring the fruits of advances in diagnostics to our people.Mahatma Gandhi once said, "It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver,” Modi said.

“Our successes in space exploration should now be mirrored in the new frontier of the deep sea. Through "Make in India" in medical devices we should bring the fruits of advances in diagnostics to our people. We need to explore, map and responsibly harness the vast oceanic resources of water, energy, food and minerals. We know from science that the potential energy, the silent form of energy, can move mountains by its conversion to the kinetic energy of motion. Can we build a Science in Motion.” he added.

11:10 (IST)03 Jan 2020
Modi in Bengaluru: Bengaluru, the city of gardens, is now a wonderful field for startups

Addressing the gathering at 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru, PM Narendra Modi said, “Bengaluru, the city of gardens, is now a wonderful field for startups. The world is coming to innovate here. Science and Technology is being used for governance in the country, like never before. Globally we aim to develop India into a 100 billion bio-manufacturing hub by 2024."

10:59 (IST)03 Jan 2020
PM Modi addresses the gathering at 107th Indian Science Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru. Modi extends New Year greetings to the scientists. “I am also happy to learn that India’s ranking has improved in the Innovation Index to 52. Our programs have created more technology business incubators in the last five years than in the previous 50 years. I congratulate our scientists for these accomplishments,” said Modi

10:13 (IST)03 Jan 2020
PM Modi to address 107th Indian Science Congress; 2 Nobel Laureates Among Attendees

As per the University of Agricultural Sciences registration data, the 107th Indian Science Congress will see the attendance of 73 resource-persons from 16 countries, who will present papers under different topics. Among them are 37 Americans, 10 Japanese and 5 Chinese. The event will also showcase ongoing research and discoveries in about 14 disciplines. 

10:03 (IST)03 Jan 2020
Modi in Bengaluru: Traffic congestion on flyover to airport

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru at 10 am, Bengaluru Police commissioner, Bhaskar Rao tweeted that airport passenger to plan their trip in advance.

09:43 (IST)03 Jan 2020
Modi in Bengaluru: PM to inaugurate 107th Indian Science Congress

Modi will inaugurate the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru today at 10 am. According to the University of Agricultural Sciences, the participants include Nobel laureates, scientists, intellectuals, students, academicians, policymakers and delegates from various institutions of 24 countries.

19:59 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi in Bengaluru: Govt is ready to support the scientists of the country and innovators

Inaugurating five 5 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Young Scientists Laboratories in Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I am happy that work was done sincerely on the suggestion of setting up five labs in the field of Advanced Technologies and today five such institutes are coming up in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. These labs will help in building the nature of research and development in the field of emerging technologies in the country."

"The best scientific minds of the country are in DRDO. The achievements of DRDO are uncountable. As the Prime Minister, I want to say that the government is ready to support the scientists of the country and innovators," he added.

18:49 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi launches five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches five  Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Young Scientists Laboratories in Bengaluru.

17:19 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi in Tumakuru: Ends his speech with the Jai Jawan Jai Kisan slogan

Talking about the schemes which had been introduced by the government for farmers, Modi said that the BJP government had done all these keeping in mind the welfare of the agricultural community in India and said, 'The government has increased Minimum Support Price (MSP) 1.5 times keeping in mind the demands of the farmers. The government has also introduced cold-storage facilities and e-mandis for farmers', he said.

With the encouragement of the government, the production and export of spices has increased drastically. 'Our government is taking steps to ensure that coconut farmers are being paid well. For this, we are planning to come up with welfare societies for coconut farmers. I am aware that 550 such societies exist in Karnataka', he said. With the encouragement of the government, production and export of spices has increased drastically.

"Our government is taking steps to ensure that coconut farmers are being paid well. For this, we are planning to come up with welfare societies for coconut farmers. I am aware that 550 such societies exist in Karnataka", he said.

Speaking about horticulture in South India, Modi said, "To increase the production of dal, the government is planning to set up seed banks, with 30 centres in South India in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Telangana." Modi ends his speech at the Tumakuru Farmers rally with the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'. 

17:08 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi in Tumakuru: Extends his greetings to fishermen


Addressing the farmers, Modi also extended his greetings to the fishermen in the country and said, 'Today, deep sea fishing boats and transponders are being provided to fishermen in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for their safety. I congratulate them as well', he said.

16:47 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi greets farmers in Kannada

Addressing the farmers during the Krishi Karman and Krishi Samman Awards function in Tumakuru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced his speech in Kannada and extended his wishes for New Year and Sankranti to the farmers and said, 'There is no greater pleasure than meeting farmers for new year.'  Modi then congratulated all the winners and farmers who were gathered at the function.

"It is an honour for me to be graced with the presence of the food providers of India. I extend my new year greetings to you all on behalf of 130 Indian citizens," he added.

16:01 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Former Karnataka CMs hit out at PM over Karnataka visit

Former chief ministers of Karnataka Siddaramaiah and H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ashe embarked on a two-day visit to the state attend events in Tumakuru and Bengaluru.In a series of tweets, the Congress and the JD(S) leaders took a dig at Modi for his alleged failure on various fronts."You did not visit Karnataka when it was devastated by floods, you did not visit Karnataka when our farmers cried for help, but all of a sudden, when you want to launch your political propaganda, you remember the innocent people of Karnataka. Wah Modi Wah!!" Siddaramaiah tweeted.

15:32 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Again, PM strongly defends CAA

Strongly defending the CAA, PM Modi said it was adopted by Parliament in a historic move, but that the Congress and its
allies and the ecosystem created by his party's rival were now against the very institution.

He said India cannot leave the Hindus, Christians and Sikhs apparently fleeing Pakistan to "their fate" and added it was the country's responsibility to protect them.

15:23 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi in Tumakuru: Releases PM-Kisan grants

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Krishi Karman and Krishi Samman Awards function, with a touch of a button, Modi releases Rs. 12,000 crore to the accounts of Six Crore Farmer families under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana in Tumakuru. 

15:18 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi in Tumakuru: Government is working for the welfare of the people

Defending the BJP government, Prime Minister Modi said that the government was working for the welfare of the people in the country. "Our government is working towards providing gas connections, toilets, electricity and internet in every household in villages across India."

15:15 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi in Tumakuru: Pledges open-defecation free India

We are celebrating 150 years of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi ji. To commemorate this, let us work towards an open defecation-free India. Let us also work towards saving water and the environment.

15:04 (IST)02 Jan 2020
Modi in Tumakuru: Narendra Modi Defends Citizenship amendment act

Defending the Citizenship amendment act(CAA), Narendra Modi in his speech at Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru said, “If you want to protest, raise your voice against atrocities in Pakistan. Pakistan was created based on religion. Minority people including Hindus, Jains, Christians in Pakistan were mistreated for the last 70 years, why Congress did not raise this issue wall these years? but now the opposition is protesting against the CAA.”

“It is our responsibility to help Hindus coming from Pakistan, people from the minority are targeted in Pakistan. The opposition is protesting against the decision of Parliament of India,” he added.

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On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will then lay the foundation stone for the Shivakumara Swami museum in Tumakuru. After the visit to mutt, he will address over 1.5 lakh farmers and will launch the 4th phase of the Kisan Samman Yojana in the district. He is also expected to address a rally later.

“Prime Minister will take part in the Krishi Karman and Krishi Samman Awards function. Around 1.5 lakh people are likely to attend the event. He is going to distribute the awards to 28 progressive farmers from 21 states,” Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.

On January 3, Modi will inaugurate the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru, before returning to New Delhi in the afternoon. According to the University of Agricultural Sciences, the participants include Nobel laureates, scientists, intellectuals, students, academicians, policymakers and delegates from various institutions of 24 countries.