Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India is devoting importance to solar energy to fight against climate change. Speaking virtually at an event in poll-bound Kerala, PM Modi added that this will also connect the country's farmers with the solar sector. He further said that in the last six years, India's solar energy capacity has gone up 13 times. “Our gains in solar energy will ensure a stronger fight against climate change. Work is also underway to connect our hardworking farmers with the solar sector. In the last six years, India's solar energy capacity has gone up 13 times,” he said. PM Modi added, “The country is investing in 'Blue Economy', we value the efforts of our fishermen. Government policies will ensure India becomes a hub for seafood exports. Development is our aim, religion and so I seek the support of the people of Kerala.” PM Modi inaugurated several key projects in the power and urban sector in the southern state. Projects included Kasaragod Solar Power Project and Water Treatment Plant at Aruvikkara. CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan among others also attended the virtually organised event.
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22nd session of the Kerala Legislative Assembly began in Thiruvananthapuram on January 08. Oppositions created ruckus when Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan delivered his address. While speaking at Assembly, Kerala Governor said, "I am doing my constitutional duty. It is expected that no obstruction shall be created while the governor is performing his constitutional duty." Later, Congress-led opposition staged walkout during Governor Khan's address in Kerala Assembly.
After former chief minister Siddaramaiah refused for donation of Ram Temple, Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa said 'one Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy Congress party.' "One Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy Congress party. Similarly, HD Kumaraswamy is destroying his party. Even the poor are giving Rs 10 each (for Ram temple) out of devotion. Siddaramaiah says that it's disputed land, so he won't contribute," said Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa. He added, "PFI tells people to not contribute (for Ram Temple) as it's disputed land, Siddaramaiah says the same. They have the same opinion. There is no difference between Siddaramaiah and PFI, they are one."
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya on Feb 07. He held a meeting with the officials here. The Chief Minister reviewed the construction progress of the temple.
Senior Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria launched a scathing attack on BJP leaders over fund collection for Ram temple construction. Bhuria alleged that BJP leaders consume alcohol with the donation money collected for Ram Temple. “BJP leaders collected crores of rupees in the name of Ram Temple construction. They collect donations in the day and drink alcohol using the money at night,” he said. BJP's Kalsingh Bhabar has sought an apology from the Congress MLA from MP’s Jhabua. Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust is overseeing the temple construction. It authorised RSS, VHP and others to collect voluntary donations from people across the nation.
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Kerala government requested central government to provide more vaccines as the state has more than 50 lakh people above 60 years of age, said Health Minister KK Shailaja on March 02. "We have more than 50 lakh people above 60 years of age in Kerala so we have requested the Central government to provide more vaccines. I hope they will supply a sufficient quantity of vaccines to Kerala," said State Health Minister KK Shailaja after taking COVID-19 vaccine.
India's second phase of the vaccination drive began today, opening registerations for people above 60 years and those aged 45 in the second phase of the inoculation drive. In the second phase, Prime Minister was among the first to take the vaccination. Till now questions had been raised that why has the Prime Minister not taken the vaccine. Not just that he even opted out for the Bharat Biotech's covaxin that led to a barrage of criticism from the opposition for the trials for the vaccine still had not been completed. Ever since the vaccination drive began in the couuntry, the Vaccine politics has been raging in the country. A lot of questions have been raised by the opposition leaders. Even today after PM Modi took the vaccine, he encouraged everyone who is eligible to come forward and take the jab. But the opposition has not spared him. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury drew a link to the Assam, Kerala and Puducherry elections to the PM’s gesture. Chowdhury said that had PM Modi carried Rishi Aurobindo’s photo and Geetanjali with him, all five poll-bound states would have been covered. Well after he Prime Minister wore a gamosa from Assam, while nurses from Kerala and Puducherry administered the Covaxin shot, many couldn't overlook the connection to the elections. Watch this episode of News Audit.
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Uttar Pradesh government's proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the Centre, informed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on February 26. "UP government's proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the Centre. About Rs 1,000 crore have been allocated to the district administration. The central government has disbursed Rs 250 crore," said CM Yogi.
Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav on March 02, announced that women protesters will be in front at farmers' protest sites on International Women's Day. Yogendra Yadav said, "In today's meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, we have finalised the programmes till March 15. On March 06 when the protest enters Day 100, farmers will block Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway at different points between 11 am and 4 pm. On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 08, women protesters will be brought to the front at all the protest sites. From March 05, 'MSP Dilao' movement will be started in Karnataka, asking Prime Minister Modi to ensure MSP for crops."
Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala met Governor Arif Mohd Khan on August 25 over the fire that broke out at the state secretariat. Both the main opposition parties in the..
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took a jibe at Congress leader Kamal Nath over reciting Hanuman Chalisa. Chouhan said reciting Hanuman Chalisa helps devotees and not devils. "Kamal..
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