Friday, 20 September 2019

Prime Minister Thanks Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for conferring Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, thanked Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for conferring upon him Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019. He also said that, over the last five years India has taken many efforts to improve cleanliness and sanitation, fulfilling Gandhi Ji's dream of a Swachh Bharat.

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ईएसी-पीएम ने आर्थिक माहौल बदलने के सरकारी कदमों का स्वागत किया

केंद्रीय वित्त और कॉरपोरेट कार्य मंत्री श्रीमती निर्मला सीतारमण ने कॉरपोरेट टैक्स दर को कम करने और कुछ मामलों में न्यूनतम वैकल्पिक दर की प्रतिशत में बदलाव करने के बारे में आज महत्वपूर्ण घोषणाएं की। उन्होंने पूंजी बाजार को स्थिर करने और धन प्रवाह को बढ़ाने से संबंधित कदम उठाए हैं और कॉरपोरेट सामाजिक दायित्व धनपोषण का दायरा व्यापक बनाया है। ईएसी-पीएम ने इन व्यापक कदमों का स्वागत किया है। ये कदम निवेश को प्रोत्साहित करने वाले और भारत के आर्थिक विकास को बढ़ाने वाले महत्वपूर्ण कदम हैं। वित्त मंत्री ने कॉरपोरेट को कम की गई कर की दरों और वर्तमान छूटों के बीच चयन करने का विकल्प दिया है। परिषद महसूस करती है कि आने वाले महीनों में ताजा निवेश करने वाली कंपनियों के लिए 15 प्रतिशत की कम टैक्स दर से नया निवेश आएगा और इससे भारत का सकल घरेलू उत्पाद में वृद्धि होगी। यह मजबूती राजस्व भार को बराबर करेगी।

आज की घोषणाएं अर्थव्यवस्था को पुनर्जीवित करने के लिए सरकार द्वारा उठाए गए कदमों की श्रृंखला की हिस्सा हैं और पूर्ण आर्थिक क्षमता प्राप्त करने में भारत की लिए सहायक होंगे।

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प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी और मंगोलिया के राष्ट्रपति श्री खाल्तमागिन बटुल्गा ने संयुक्त रूप से भगवान बुद्ध की प्रतिमा का अनावरण किया

प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी और मंगोलिया के राष्ट्रपति महामहिम खाल्तमागिन बटुल्गा ने संयुक्त रूप से वीडियो कॉन्फ्रेंसिंग के माध्यम से मंगोलिया के गंडान तेगचेन्लिंग मठ में भगवान बुद्ध और उनके दो शिष्यों की प्रतिमा का अनावरण किया है।

प्रधानमंत्री ने 2015 में मंगोलिया यात्रा के दौरान गंडान तेगचेन्लिंग बौद्ध मठ में पूजा की थी और भारत तथा मंगोलिया में साझा बौद्धिक विरासत और दोनों देशों के लोगों के बीच आपसी संपर्क के महत्व को ध्यान में रखते हुए बौद्ध मठ को भारत की ओर से भगवान बुद्ध की प्रतिमा उपहार स्वरूप देने की घोषणा की थी।

इस प्रतिमा में भगवान बुद्ध बैठी हुई मुद्रा में हैं और अपने शिष्यों को शांति, सहअस्तित्व और सद्भावना का उपदेश दे रहे हैं। यह प्रतिमा 6 से 7 सितंबर, 2019 तक मंगोलिया की राजधानी उलानबटोर में दोनों देशों के बीच आयोजित द्विपक्षीय संवाद के तीसरे संस्करण के अवसर पर गंडान बौद्ध मठ में इस महीने के शुरू में स्थापित की गई थी। संवाद के माध्यम से दोनों देशों के बौद्ध धर्म के आध्यात्मिक नेताओं, विशेषज्ञों और विद्वानों को बौद्ध धर्म से जुड़े समकालीन विषयों पर चर्चा के लिए एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मंच प्रदान किया गया।

गंडान तेगचेन्लिंग बौद्ध मठ मंगोलिया में बौद्ध धर्म और इससे जुड़ी कई मूल्यवान धरोहरों का बड़ा केन्द्र है। शांति के लिए एशियाई बौद्ध सम्मेलन की 50वीं वर्षगांठ के अवसर पर यहां 11वीं महासभा का आयोजन किया गया था। इस सम्मेलन में भारत, दक्षिण कोरिया, रूस, श्रीलंका, बंगलादेश, भूटान, नेपाल, उत्तर कोरिया, दक्षिण कोरिया, थाइलैंड और जापान सहित 14 देशों के डेढ़ सौ से ज्यादा प्रतिभागी शामिल हुए थे।

प्रधानमंत्री और मंगोलिया के राष्ट्रपति द्वारा आज प्रतिमा का अनावरण भगवान बुद्ध के सार्वभौमिक संदेश के प्रति दोनों देशों के साझा सम्मान का प्रतीक है।

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EAC-PM welcomes the measures taken by the Government to Revive Economic Sentiment

The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitaraman made path breaking announcements today by revising the corporate tax rate downward and altering the percentage and application of Minimum Alternate Tax in certain cases. She has also taken measures to stabilize and enhance the flow of funds into the capital market and broadened the scope of CSR funding. EAC-PM has welcomed these comprehensive measures. These are important steps which will boost investment and enhance India’s economic growth. The Finance Minister has given an option to corporations to choose between reduced tax rates and prevailing exemptions. The Council feels that an even lower tax rate of 15% for companies making fresh investments in the coming months is bound to trigger new investments which will further augment India’s GDP. This augmentation will counterbalance the revenue that will be foregone.

Today’s announcements, that are part of the series of measures taken by the Government to revive economic sentiment will go a long way in helping India realise its full economic potential.


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The Vice President calls for expanding bilateral ties between India and Mongolia in different sectors including renewable energy and IT

Meets with the President of Mongolia in New Delhi and holds delegation level talks

Both leaders condemn terrorism and call for united global response to tackle the menace

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for expanding bilateral ties between India and Mongolia in different sectors including renewable energy, especially solar energy and Information Technology. Shri Naidu also said that Mongolia joining the International Solar Alliance is an important step in expanding the cooperation between the two nations in this field.

Interacting with Mr Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi today, the Vice President said that the Presidential level visit from Mongolia, happening after almost a decade, was very special to India.

He expressed confidence that the visit would strengthen the strategic partnership between the two nations and add new substance and dynamism in the relationship.

Observing that Mongolia and India are not only strategic partners but also spiritual brothers, Shri Naidu welcomed more students, scholars and monks from Mongolia to spend time in India and pursue Buddhist studies.

The Vice President expressed his happiness at the unveiling of statue of Lord Buddha installed in the Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar by President Battulga and Prime Minister Modi today and said that the statue is a symbol of long-standing friendship between the people of India and Mongolia as well as our shared Buddhist heritage.

Stating that 2020 will mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Mongolia, Shri Naidu lauded the upgradation of India- Mongolia relationship to the level of ‘strategic partnership’.

Stating that India was keen to partner with Mongolia in capacity building and offer support to develop infrastructure, the Vice President said that the A.B. Vajpayee Centre for Excellence in IT would provide IT education and employment to the Mongolian youth and called for its early completion. 

Observing that the shared belief in democracy, freedom and efficient functioning of democratic institutions for betterment of common people make India and Mongolia natural friends and partners, the Vice President said that he looked forward to visiting Mongolia to commemorate 65th anniversary of establishment of India-Mongolia Relations.

Shri Naidu also applauded Mongolia’s decision to provide visa-on-arrival service to Indian tourists and businesspersons visiting Mongolia.

The Vice President also held delegation level talks with the President of Mongolia. Both leaders condemned terrorism and agreed upon the need for united global response to tackle the menace. Discussions on infrastructure projects, including an oil refinery and railway line were also held.

Shri Kiran Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Member of Parliament, Ms. Vijay Thakur, Secretary (East), MEA and others were present on the occasion.


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5 Afghan passengers held at IGI Airport; 370 ingested capsules of heroin of high purity worth Rs 15 crores recovered

Five male Afghan passengers , aged 18, 19, 20, 20 and 29 years respectively, arrived at T3, IGI Airport, New Delhi, by flight No. FG 311 (Kandahar-Kabul-Delhi) at 18:00 hrs on 14th September 2019. On the basis of specific intelligence indicating that these five passengers had ingested capsules containing a narcotic substance, they were intercepted in a joint operation by officers of the Air Intelligence Unit & Preventive Branch, IGIA Customs and Special Cell, Delhi Police. Thereafter, all five were taken into custody by IGIA Customs, produced before the duty magistrate and admitted to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Between 14th to 18th September, a total of 370 capsules were ejected by the five passengers and were found to contain a white powdery substance. Preliminary testing of narcotics substances has indicated that the white powder is heroin of high purity. The estimated international market value of the same is Rs 15 crores.

The said capsules have been seized and all five passengers have been placed under arrest in accordance with the relevant provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985. Further investigations are under progress.

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Joint Unveiling of Buddha Statue by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President of Mongolia HE Mr. Khaltmaagiin Battulga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and H.E. Mr Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia, jointly unveiled a statue of Lord Buddha and his two disciples, installed at the historic Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar.

Prime Minister had offered prayers at the Gandan Tegchenling Monastery during his visit to Mongolia in 2015 and had announced to gift a statue of Lord Buddha to the monastery, underlining the common Buddhist heritage and civilizational links between our two countries and peoples.

The Statue depicts Lord Buddha in a sitting posture along with his two disciples conveying the message of compassion along with peace and co-existence. The statue was installed and consecrated at the Gandan Monastery earlier this month during the third edition of SAMVAAD dialogue held in Ulaanbaatar from 6 – 7 September 2019. Third edition of SAMVAAD dialogue brought together Buddhist religious leaders, experts and scholars from different countries to deliberate on contemporary issues related to Buddhism.

Gandan Tegchenling Monastery is a prominent centre of Mongolian Buddhists and a treasure house of valuable Buddhist heritage. It hosted the 11th General Assembly of Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) from 21-23 June 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Conference. Over 150 guests from 14 countries including India, South Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, North Korea, LPDR, Thailand, Japan etc. had participated in the event.

The Statue unveiled today by Prime Minister and Mongolian President H.E. Khaltmaagiin Battulga symbolizes the shared respect of our two countries for the universal message of Lord Buddha.

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Prime Minister Thanks Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for conferring Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, thanked Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for conferring upon him Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019. ...