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Narendra Modi govt anniversary Highlights: PM Modi announces Rs 4,000 per month for children who lost parents to Covid-19

Narendra Modi govt anniversary Highlights: The Modi government faces challenges across sectors from reviving the economy to reforming the agriculture sector after the three farm laws were withdrawn last year.

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New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2022 22:32 IST
India, Narendra Modi, Covid-19, PM-Cares, Mann Ki Baat, Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, India news, Indian express, Indian express news, current affairsPrime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a conclave on cooperative sector, in Gandhinagar. (PTI)

Narendra Modi govt anniversary Highlights: Releasing the benefits under the PM CARES for Children scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday announced that Rs 4,000 would be provided through various schemes to meet the daily needs of children who lost their parents to Covid-19. “If someone needs an education loan for professional courses, for higher education, then PM CARES will help in that too,” the PM said. Apart from that, Modi announced that a stipend will be provided to those aged between 18 to 23 years.  Scholarships were transferred to school-going children during the event, as well as a passbook of PM CARES for Children, and a health card under Ayushman Bharat. Minister of Women and Child AffairsDevelopment, Smriti Irani, was alsopresent for the event.

The Narendra Modi-led government completes eight years today. Since returning to power in 2019, it has checked several key boxes on its agenda. However, multiple challenges loom at home and abroad for the remainder of the Government’s second term.

The Modi government faces challenges across sectors from reviving the economy to reforming the agriculture sector after the three farm laws were withdrawn last year. Moreover, the turmoil in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India’s leadership in the subcontinent will be tested in the near future.

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As the Narendra Modi government completes its eight years in power, we bring you the latest updates!

21:41 (IST)30 May 2022
BJP ready to take everyone along: Nadda

The BJP is ready to take everyone along and it works on the principle of building a strong nation, party chief J P Nadda said on Monday, brushing aside suggestions that a section of the society feels alienated under the Narendra Modi government. "When we work politically, it is our endeavour to take everyone along.

We have to be ready for it. We are ready for it," Nadda told a press conference here to mark eight years of the BJP-led government at the Centre. "There are many types of people in a society. Some respond earlier, some later, some after decades and some respond after much time has passed. It depends on them.

But our conduct is on the principle of a strong nation, one nation. This is clear and everyone will have an equal share," he said. Replying to questions on whether the issue of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi is on the agenda of the BJP, Nadda said the party has always spoken for cultural development and such issues are decided in accordance with the Constitution and courts. "Court and Constitution will decide on it and the BJP will follow it in letter and spirit," the party chief said. (PTI)

15:33 (IST)30 May 2022
PM to visit Shimla on Tuesday, will participate in 'Garib Kalyan Sammelan'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday participate in the 'Garib Kalyan Sammelan' in Shimla, marking the completion of eight years of his government, and will directly interact with the beneficiaries of different schemes.

The programme conceptualises elected public representatives across the country directly interacting with the public in an endeavour to get feedback about the various welfare programmes being run by the government, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement on Monday. Around 11 am on May 31, Prime Minister Modi will participate in the 'Garib Kalyan Sammelan', it said. (PTI)

14:49 (IST)30 May 2022
Country getting out of 'vicious cycle' it was trapped in before 2014, says PM Modi

India is getting out of the "vicious cycle" of corruption, scams, nepotism, terrorist organisations spreading across the country and regional discrimination, in which it was trapped in before 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, asserting that his government's eight years were dedicated to the welfare of the poor.

The prime minister also expressed happiness that when his government is completing its eight years, the confidence of the country and the self-confidence of its people is unprecedented.

The prime minister was speaking at an event during which he released benefits under the PM-CARES for Children Scheme. Modi said that coming out of the negative impact of Covid, India has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The world is looking towards the country with new hope and faith, he said.

"The country is getting out of the vicious cycle of corruption, scams worth thousands of crores, nepotism, terrorist organisations spreading across the country, and regional discrimination, in which it was trapped before 2014," Modi said in an apparent reference to previous Congress dispensations. “This is also an example for you children that even the most difficult days too pass”, he said. (PTI)

13:35 (IST)30 May 2022
Rs 10 lakh on turning 23, scholarships: PM Modi announces assistance for kids who lost parents to Covid

Children who lost their guardians to the Covid-19 pandemic will receive a financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh on reaching the age of 23 years, a scholarship of Rs 20,000 while they are in school, and a support of Rs 4,000 per month for their daily needs under the PM-CARES for Children initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. 

The children will also be eligible for loans for professional courses and higher education. They will also receive health coverage of R 5 lakh with an Ayushman card, the Prime Minister said during his address on a day when the government completes 8 years. Read more

13:18 (IST)30 May 2022
PM in Gujarat: In 8 years, we made honest efforts to build India of the dreams of Gandhi and Sardar Patel

Highlighting the BJP-led Central government’s accomplishments over the last eight years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the party has been working towards building the India Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel had dreamt of. The Centre strives to serve the poor and unemployed, particularly in times of crisis, PM Modi said.

While addressing the seminar cooperative institutions’ leaders, Modi said that the prices of fertilisers have increased due to the pandemic and war in Ukraine, but the government has ensured that farmers in the country do not face scarcity of urea and other inputs. Read more

11:37 (IST)30 May 2022
India did not become a problem but was a solution-giver during Covid: PM Modi

"India did not become a problem but was a solution-giver during Covid, we sent medicines and vaccines to countries across the globe," PM Modi said on Monday. 

"We took vaccines to our citizens; about 200 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country," he added. 

"Coming out of the negative impact of Covid, India has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world," the PM was quoted as saying by PTI.

10:57 (IST)30 May 2022
PM Modi announces Rs 4,000 per month for children who lost parents to Covid-19, help for education loans

Releasing the benefits under the PM CARES for Children scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday announced that Rs 4,000 would be provided through various schemes to meet the daily needs of children who lost their parents to Covid-19. “If someone needs an education loan for professional courses, for higher education, then PM CARES will help in that too,” the PM said. Apart from that, Modi announced that a stipend will be provided to those aged between 18 to 23 years.

10:42 (IST)30 May 2022
PM Modi releases benefits for children who lost parents due to Covid-19

PM Narendra Modi Monday released the benefits under the PM CARES for Children scheme. Scholarships were transferred to school-going children during the event, as well as a passbook of PM CARES for Children, and a health card under Ayushman Bharat. 

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10:20 (IST)30 May 2022
As challenges loom home and abroad, a look at the eight years of Modi Government

The Modi Govt completes 8 years today. Since returning to power in 2019, it has checked several key boxes on its agenda. India appears to have put the worst of the pandemic behind, but multiple challenges loom at home and abroad for the remainder of the Government's second term.

We take a look at different sectors under the Modi government including economy, education, diplomacy and more. Read here

09:51 (IST)30 May 2022
Rajeev Chandrasekhar writes: Making India a digital power

Thanks to the relentless hard work and focus on the future of New India by PM Modi, India post-Covid has emerged as a trusted partner to the international community. The rapid digitalisation of the world along with a new focus on trust in the global supply chains for digital products and services presents tremendous opportunities for India and its youth. Read more

09:47 (IST)30 May 2022
Randeep Singh Surjewala writes: Eight years of the Modi government, but no ‘achhe din’

One must recognise that the falling rupee, flight of capital, plummeting GDP and a sharp drop in manufacturing activities are the result of a series of economic policy failures. This is called policy paralysis. It started with the body-blow of demonetisation, which failed in every single one of its stated objectives — curbing black money in circulation, combatting terrorism, reduction of forged currency and increasing taxation. The deeply flawed GST and 1,100 amendments since 2017 have made the taxation structure cumbersome for medium and small businesses. The bank frauds of Rs 5,35,000 crore over the last eight years and gross NPAs of 21 lakh crore have further eroded the credibility of the banking system. To top it, the surge in the Union’s debt from Rs 55 lakh crore in 2014 to 135 lakh crore now reflects a debt trap. Read more

09:35 (IST)30 May 2022
Smriti Irani writes: How eight years of the Modi government empowered India’s women

Under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has heralded a renewed age of “nari shakti” in the run-up to Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Programmatic interventions in this age attest to India’s achievements in gender mainstreaming, not only in letter but in spirit. No longer are women subjects of unimaginative policies that target them in limited roles as mothers and wives. Women are now prolific leaders, useful hands in the labour force and the nerve centre of Indian society. Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards supporters during the inauguration of K.D. Parvadiya multi-speciality hospital, in Atkot. (PTI)

In eight years of NDA government, I have done nothing that would shame citizens: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that during the eight-year-long reign of the NDA government, he has not done anything nor has allowed anyone even inadvertently to do acts that would shame citizens of the country, while trying to build the India dreamt of by Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the KD Parvadiya Multispecialty Hospital in Atkot village of Gujarat’s Rajkot district, Modi reminded the gathering that the government at the Centre completed eight “eight years of service to the nation” on May 26. He thanked the people of Gujarat for teaching him values and sending him to Delhi eight years ago.

“Thanks to the values you taught me, the education that you gave me, the lessons that you taught me as to how one should live for society, I didn’t hold back in serving the motherland over the past eight years. It is [thanks to] the sanskar (value) of yours, this soil and the pious land of revered Bapu and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that in eight years, I have not let anything happen even by mistake nor have I done anything myself as would make you or any other citizen of the country hang his head in shame,” he said.

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First published on: 30-05-2022 at 09:29 IST
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