Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicBJP Narendra Modi

Topic: BJP Narendra Modi

‘Admit truth on Chinese occupation’ –– Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi over border row

The former Congress president has been questioning the government over the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, especially after the standoff in eastern Ladakh.

Sriki-Bitfinex scandal exposed gap in crypto exchange. Govt must pass innovation-friendly law

Parliamentary Committee on Finance to evolve a consensus on crypto regulation. The question is—what should it look like?

Love Hindi language more than Gujarati, need to strengthen our ‘Rajbhasha’: Amit Shah

Prior to his address, Union Home Minister Amit Shah released a Hindi magazine at first Akhil Bhartiya Rajbhasha Sammelan at Deendayal hastkala sankul in Varanasi.

‘This govt is of Ram bhakts, and Gita is above the Constitution’—Inside Modi’s India

In 'Modi's India', Christophe Jaffrelot takes a panoramic, yet detailed view of Modi's politics that transformed India.

Five crore households given water connections under Jal Jeevan Mission since 2019: PM Modi

Taunting previous Congress dispensations, Modi said those who had the responsibility of policy-making for a long time lived in abundance of water “in their homes and swimming pools.”

Biden reiterates US support for India’s entry into NSG, permanent seat in UNSC

During his meeting with PM Modi, Biden also applauded India’s strong leadership during its UN Security Council Presidency in August 2021, the US-India Joint Leaders’ statement said.

Modi puts India-US trade in focus at first bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden

At their first ever in-person bilateral interaction, PM Modi says trade between India and US is ‘complementary’, President Biden speaks of 'new chapter' in ties.

With ‘Modi alone can’t win state polls’ comment, Yediyurappa warns BJP not to discount him yet

Speaking at BJP executive meeting in Davanagere Sunday, Yediyurappa also warned that if party doesn’t win 2 upcoming bypolls, it will not send the right message. 

Delhi BJP inaugurates 3 crematory furnaces on PM Modi’s birthday, Congress takes Covid jibe 

Congress says given the loss of life due to Covid this year, crematoriums and burial grounds across the country should say ‘Thank you Modiji’. 

Modi, Xi to again ‘face’ each other at BRICS summit tomorrow after 10 months

Focus of the BRICS Summit, apart from Covid cooperation, will be the new Taliban caretaker govt in Afghanistan, and channelising development aid there.

On Camera

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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