• Ahead of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to Gujarat, an article was posted on PM’s website about the ‘Buddhist heritage in Gujarat’
    • The feature talks about the connections Modi’s hometown Vadnagar, has with famous Chinese explorer & Buddhist priest Hiuen Tsang
    • The article has snippets about other Buddhist heritage sites in Gujarat such as Junagadh, Kutch & Bharuch
     
    • Chris Wood, CLSA: I am viewing India as a five-year story given the fact that Modi has been elected for five years
    • Chris Wood, CLSA: Modi is the most pro-business, pro-investment political leader in the world today
    • Chris Wood, CLSA: The government seems serious about reforms, which is long-term positive. Modi would get the investment cycle going again
     
    • Jammu and Kashmir Govt expressed sincere thanks to the Centre for its support during rescue & relief ops in the flood ravaged state
    • CM Omar Abdullah thanked the Modi Government for the support given to the state & help rendered during Jammu & Kashmir flood rescue ops
    • J&K CM Omar Abdullah appreciated the efforts of the Army, Air Force, NDRF, Civil Society Organisations, NGOs for rescue & relief ops
     
    • World’s two largest democracies, India & US are likely to renew their security collaboration framework at the end of this month
    • Indo-US defence cooperation is expected to take a major leap during PM Modi’s visit to Washington
    • Indo-US defence cooperation will strengthen India’s scope with US-based companies setting up shop in India under the Make in India policy
     
    • Wholesale price index (WPI) Inflation came in at 3.74% in August, a sharp drop from 5.19% in July, and lowest since October 2009
    • August is the third successive month in which the wholesale inflation rate has dropped
    • Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and fuel, eased to a 7 month low in August to 3.45% from 3.58% in July
     
    • PM has asked his ministers to enhance existing infrastructure in their specific fields by at least 10% by the end of the financial year
    • If ministers achieve & fulfill the minimum target, it can be a major fillip to infrastructure & augment the process of economic development
    • Ministers believe that this move will help them to work more stridently to achieve their goals & expedite the process of decision making
     
    • PM Modi greeted all engineers on the occasion of Engineers’ Day
    • PM paid tribute to Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary
    • PM exhorted all engineers to continue to apply their skills to serve the nation and make engineering world-class
     

    The Times Of India

    • ‘Brand Modi' has brought fresh wave into Indian politics making him much more endearing & successful when compared to others
    • Today, there is hardly any youth who does not admire or adore PM’s persona and style of administration
    • ‘Brand Modi’ gives few takeaways to understand the 'business and management' side of his personality
     
    • Salman Khan backs PM: It has been just 100 days now; let's give him some more time - everyone deserves it
    • Salman Khan backs PM: We have unanimously elected him as our Prime Minister, so we have to give him that respect
    • I have seen him play the drum; he does it very well and it is very cool: Salman Khan on PM
     
    • PM appealed to friends & well-wishers not to celebrate his birthday; and to instead, dedicate themselves towards relief work in J&K
    • PM said that the need of the hour is to stand shoulder to shoulder with our sisters & brothers of J&K
    • PM looks forward to extend a warm welcome to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sep 17th in Gujarat but there will be no birthday celebrations