24th May, 2018
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds talks
with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte; Joint statement says, both countries to
deny space to terrorists and extremist organisations.
- Samagra Shiksha scheme launched to
improve quality of school education, enhancing learning outcomes and using
technology to empower children and teachers.
- In Jammu & Kashmir, army foils infiltration bid from across the line
of Control in Keran sector of Kupwara district.
- India Bangladesh border to be sealed in December, says Assam Chief
Minister Sarbanand Sonowal.
- World Bank refuses to address Islamabad's concerns regarding the Indus
Waters Treaty with India.
- US President Donald Trump cancels his next month's scheduled summit with
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
- In IPL Cricket, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad to square
off in the second Qualifier in Kolkata tomorrow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Dutch counterpart Mark
Rutte in New Delhi this afternoon. The two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of
bilateral relations and discussed issues of mutual interest. After the meeting,
the Netherlands signed the International Solar Agreement and became the 64th
country to do so. India and the Netherlands also signed several agreements
across different sectors including education, water, agrifood, horticulture, IT
and Health. In his press statement, Mr Modi said, he had urged the Netherlands
to join the International Solar Alliance ISA. He expressed happiness that the
Netherlands became a member of the (ISA).
Both Prime Ministers participated at the India-Dutch CEOs round table.
Mr Modi said that several Dutch companies are already working in the country
and India is an attractive investment destination for the Netherlands.
After his arrival, Mr Rutte addressed a
business event. He also addressed the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum. The Dutch Prime
Minister said, cleaning the Ganges is not an easy task and the Netherlands is
with India in this initiative. Mr Rutte arrived in New Delhi this morning on a two-day visit to India.
India and the Netherlands today agreed that terrorist and extremist
organisations need to be denied the space to radicalise, recruit, and conduct
attacks on innocent people. The two sides deplored the violence caused by Al
Qaeda, Daesh/ISIS, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Tayabba, and
their affiliates as well as terrorist groups threatening peace and security in
South Asia and Europe.
In a joint statement after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi
and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, both leaders reiterated their strong
condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Both sides also
affirmed that terrorism cannot be justified on any grounds. The two sides also
called for an early conclusion of negotiations and the adoption of the
Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in the United Nations, as
an instrument for a global alliance of nations against terrorism.
The two leaders agreed to intensify their resolve to enhance cooperation
under the aegis of the MoU in the field of water management signed in June 2017
with focus on the Clean Ganga campaign.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Indonesia and Singapore
from 29th of May to 2nd of June. This will be his first official visit to
Indonesia and second official visit to Singapore. Briefing media in New Delhi,
Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs Preeti Saran said, India
attaches a lot of importance to both Singapore and Indonesia. India and
Indonesia have age-old relations with deep rooted cultural linkages. Both
nations are strong maritime and strategic partners with robust bilateral
cooperation in several key areas. She said, India-Indonesia will complete
seventy years of diplomatic relations next year. During the visit, the two
countries are expected to sign agreements in the areas of defence,
infrastructure and pharmaceuticals during his visit to Indonesia.
Ms Saran said, in Singapore, Mr Modi will deliver a keynote address at
the ShangriLa Dialogue. She said, Mr Modi will be the first Indian Prime
Minister to address the dialogue.
"This is the first time that an Indian's Prime Minister has
been invited to deliver a key note address at
ShangriLa Dialogue. This dialogue is a platform to articulate regional
security issues. Our Prime Minister will convey as expected India's views on
peace and security in the region and India's role in the region."
Human Resource Development Minister
Prakash Javadekar today launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education
from pre-school to senior secondary levels. The scheme focuses on improving
quality of education, enhancing the Learning outcomes and using technology to
empower children and teachers. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Javadekar said, the
scheme will provide holistic education for holistic development. He said, the
quality of education will be improved by focusing on teachers and technology.
The Minister said, annual grant of five thousand to 20 thousand rupees will be
provided for strengthening of libraries in the schools.
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In Jammu & Kashmir, the Army foiled an infiltration bid from across
line of Control in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district
Security sources told AIR that the soldiers manning the fence along the
Line of Control noticed suspicious movement of armed infiltrators who tried to
sneak in Gogledar area of Keran sector in the wee hours.
They said after being challenged, the infiltrators opened fire
triggering off a gunfight which continued for several hours. There was no report of any damage on either side when reports last came
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed all concerned officials to
maintain constant vigil and security on the borders. At a review meeting in New
Delhi today, Mr. Singh took stock of the progress of construction of border
fencing, roads and outposts along India's borders with neighbouring countries.
With regard to the Indo-Pakistan border, the Minister expressed satisfaction
that 97 percent of the sanctioned border
fencing work has been completed. He stressed to utilize the space technology
for strengthening the border guarding and policing.
Expressing satisfaction over the working of six newly established
Integrated Check Posts, the Minister called for construction of 13 more ICPs
along Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bangladesh and lndo-Bhutan borders.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has said, the Indo-Bangladesh
border will be sealed by December this year. Talking to newspersons in Guwahati
today, Mr Sonowal said, his government is committed to making the state free
from illegal migrants. He said, the safety and development of people of Assam
is his government's priority. He assured that there will be no discrimination
against any one in the state while implementing any policy. Mr. Sonowal said,
his government will continue its fight against corruption.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will seek vote of confidence
tomorrow. Forming a Coalition Government with Congress party, he has claimed to
have the support of 117 legislators including one BSP and one independent
member. The House will commence with the election of Speaker. Ramesh Kumar from
Congress and Suresh Kumar from BJP have filed their nominations for the Speaker
"The legislative Assembly session will begin at 12.15 in the
afternoon. Protem Speaker K G Boppaiah will initiate the process tomorrow.
After the election of the Speaker, the floor will be open for the floor
test. Congress has 78 members and JD(S)
has 37, two others are also supporting the coalition. In such a circumstance,
the Congress candidate for the post of Speaker Ramesh Kumar is likely to be
elected. BJP with 104 members is eight short of majority in the House strength
of 222 members. BJP is the only Opposition in the House and B S Yeddyurappa will
be the leader of Opposition.Sudhindra AIR News Bengaluru."
In Tamil Nadu, normal life
remained paralysed with shops and markets remaining closed for the third
day today in Thuthukkudi town.
AIR correspondent reports that there were incidents of hurling of petrol bombs and arson from some
part of the town. Internet services like Facebook, email and Whatsapp remained
suspended in Thuthukudi and neighbouring districts of Kanniyakumari and
Meanwhile, 20 companies of Tamil Nadu State commando units, with 80
members in each group, have been deployed in Thuthukkudi.
Industries and their federations say India is developing into a
manufacturing hub. The 'Make in India' initiative of the government is an
issues like unpredictable tax regime, poor infrastructure, uncertain power
President of the Rajasthan State council of FICCI, Atul Sharma is of the
view that government is creating an environment through all the basic and major
things required for industry. He said that it will boost manufacturing sector
and our economy too.
The World Bank has snubbed Pakistan and said it could not address
Islamabad's concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India. The World
Bank decision came after a high-powered Pakistani delegation led by Attorney
General Ashtar Ausaf Ali met with Bank's Chief Executive Officer Kristalina
Georgieva on Monday and Tuesday.
US President Donald Trump has cancelled his proposed summit meeting with
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. Mr Trump blamed
Pyongyang's tremendous anger and open hostility for his decision.The
announcement came hours after North Korea carried out what it said is the
demolition of its nuclear test site today.
In IPL Cricket, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will
square off in the second Qualifier in Kolkata tomorrow. The match will start at
7 p.m. The winners of this match will face Chennai Super Kings in the IPL
summit clash in Mumbai on Sunday.