PM’s inaugural address at the National Metrology Conclave

National Metrology Conclave 2021Approx Read Time: 5 min In News: National Metrology Conclave 2021 Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently delivered the inaugural address at the National Metrology Conclave 2021.The Conclave was organised by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), on its 75th year of formation. The theme of the conclave is Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation.At the conclave, the PM dedicated the National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya…

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PM: ‘Responsible’ fuel pricing needed

India Energy Forum - CERAWeekApprox Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Prime Minister (PM) delivered inaugural address at 4th India Energy Forum CERAWeek through video conference.The Prime Minister said India Energy Forum - CERAWeek is serving as an important platform between industry, government and society.The theme of this edition is "India's Energy Future in a world of Change". About: India Energy Forum Established in 2001, the Forum has acquired a…

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PM Modi assures Abdullah Abdullah of India’s support for Afghan peace process

Indo-Afghan Peace EffortsApprox Read Time: 6 min Indo-Afghan Peace Efforts In News: Indo-Afghan Peace Efforts Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, is on a 5 day visit to India.Abduallah is playing a lead role in the Afghan peace process. News Summary: Indo-Afghan Peace Efforts Modi Meets AbdullahPM Modi had a meeting with Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Abdullah Abdullah.Abdullah thanked…

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Global Concerns: China making deep inroads into Iran

China-Iran Relations, and Concerns of IndiaApprox Read Time: 7 minutes China-Iran Relations, and Concerns of India In News: China-Iran Relations, and Concerns of India Iran has dropped India from a project to build a rail line from the Chabahar port to Zahedan, along the border with Afghanistan.The reason cited by Iran is “absence of active Indian engagement.” Iran’s Statement: The major reason cited by Tehran for dropping India from the project is…

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PM calls for unity in COVID-19 response

PM Modi calls for unityApprox Read Time: 4 minutes In News: PM Narendra Modi blogged on the networking site LinkedIn to speak to young professionals. Summary of his points: PM Modi calls for unity Need for unity and brotherhood in the face of Covid-19: COVID-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or border before striking, as can be seen from the fact that the virus has affected…

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PM asks States to suggest plan for staggered end to lockdown

Staggered end to lockdownApprox Read Time: 5 minutes Staggered end to lockdown: PM Modi In News: Staggered end to lockdown PM Narendra Modi, held a video conference with Chief Ministers, to communicate that it is important to formulate a common exit strategy to ensure re-emergence of the population, in parts, once the lockdown ends. Medical preparedness: Asserting that the common goal for the country was to ensure minimum loss of…

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PM sets up new fund to fight virus

PM-CARES FundApprox Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: PM Narendra Modi instituted a new PM-CARES Fund, on popular demand, to help fight the novel coronavirus. About: PM-CARES Fund Writing to PM Modi, people from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19. Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund has been constituted. The fund accepts micro-donations…

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Migrant workers to be stopped, quarantined at borders: Centre

Migrant workers to be stoppedApprox Read Time: 4 minutes  Migrant workers to be stopped, quarantined at borders: Centre In News: The Union Home Ministry has said that the movement of migrant workers to reach their home towns is a violation of the lockdown measures on maintaining social distance. The Central government had already announced measures to extend support to the needy by providing them free cereal, pulses and gas cylinders,…

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