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  • India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded the 196.94 crores mark

  • Five-fold strategy of Test, Track, Treat, Vaccination and Adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) needs to be continued: Health Minister

  • A total of 55,80,69,125 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose, 49,98,02,380 vaccine doses were given as the second dose and 24,07,273 as precaution doses in the age group 18-44 years

  • ‘Modi@20, Dreams Meet Delivery’ is a guide to PM Modi’s journey in which he has impacted citizens from every walk of life

  • PM Narendra Modi has ushered winds of sweeping changes across the country that have touched the lives of every Indian – be it urban or rural for the better

  • ‘Modi@20, Dreams Meet Delivery’ is a must-read for everyone to understand the thought and strategy behind our country’s transformation

  • Pragati Maidan tunnel, which was inaugurated on June 19, will be closed for vehicular movement on every Sunday to allow people to visit the tunnel and see the artwork

  • PM Modi had suggested closing the tunnel for a few hours so that educational tours be organised for schoolchildren at the site to teach them art, culture

  • Shutting the tunnel for traffic will not affect vehicular movement in the region as the other underpasses will remain open for vehicles

  • Home Minister Amit Shah hails Supreme Court verdict upholding the SIT’s clean chit to then CM Modi in 2002 riots case

  • The stain that was on the BJP has been washed away and a world leader like Modiji has shown himself an ideal example of how the Constitution has to be respected in a democracy: Amit Shah

  • A day after SC upheld the clean chit to PM Modi, Amit Shah says the court has held that a police officer, an NGO and some political elements together had spread falsehoods and that the post-Godhra riots were not well planned but ‘self-inflicted’

  • Agnipath scheme is the need of the hour: Col Avnish Sharma (retd)

  • Through Agnipath scheme, an Agniveer will get a job, which will discipline them, provide them reasonable remuneration and a sea of opportunities, all by the age of 25: Col Avnish Sharma (retd)

  • Pension money of jawans who retire or quit between the age of 33-37, if diverted towards modernisation, would result in a lean and mean army: Col Avnish Sharma (retd)

  • Budgetary provisions for disaster management have increased by 122% in the last eight years under the Modi government: Amit Shah

  • Centre implementing the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) in eight coastal states with a total outlay of Rs 4,903 crore: Amit Shah

  • Under the ‘Aapda Mitra’ programme for capacity building of the community, 1 lakh community volunteers in 350 disaster-prone districts are being trained for disaster response and preparedness: Amit Shah

  • Modi ji endured false charges in silence for 19 years: Amit Shah

  • When so many Sikhs were killed, nothing was done for three days. How many SITs were set up? After our government came to power, an SIT (on the anti-Sikh riots) was set up: Amit Shah

  • PM Modi presented an ideal example of how in a democracy the Constitution should be respected by all political persons: Amit Shah

  • Prime Minister Modi has given a first-person account of the Emergency era in his book 'Sangharshma Gujarat', which was published in 1978 after the Emergency was lifted

  • During Emergency, Narendra Modi had disguised himself as a Sardarji: Rohit Agrawal of Gujarat

  • Modiji held the responsibility for underground activity back then (during Emergency days). He was seen dressed up as a Sadhu (saint) once. Also, he was seen in a Sikh avatar: Prakash Mehta

  • Nandan Nilekani appreciates Centre's Agnipath scheme for providing opportunities to youth in India

  • Infosys recognizes the potential of the output of the Agniveer scheme introduced by the government: Nandan Nilekani

  • We believe this is a great opportunity for youth not only to start the career in a very disciplined ecosystem but it will also help build skills for the future career: Nandan Nilekani on Agnipath scheme

  • Indian Navy Agnipath recruitment 2022 calendar released, registration to begin from 1st July

  • The Indian Navy Agniveer Notification will be published on 09 July 2022 and the registration process will start on 01 July 2022 on joinindiannavy.gov.in

  • Indian Navy: Recruitment of 'Agniveers' to be done under two categories - under 'SSR' and 'MR' Recruit

  • Muslim community welcomes Centre’s Agnipath scheme

  • Sunni Ulama Council appeals youth to come forward and support the Agnipath scheme

  • Sunni Ulama Council has appealed to the youth to follow the footsteps of Abdul Hameed Khan by joining the Agnipath scheme

  • PM Modi is attending the G7 summit following an invitation by the German chancellor

  • Germany: PM Modi to attend G-7 Summit, exchange views with world leaders on energy, food security, counter-terrorism

  • On June 28, PM Modi will travel to the UAE to pay his condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

  • Concerns being raised over disbanded soldiers being left jobless and education-less are unfounded: Bhupender Yadav

  • The Narendra Modi government remains committed to fulfilling its reform agenda for all sectors including defence: Bhupender Yadav

  • As the PM said, reforms may appear unpleasant temporarily but they are beneficial over time. The path of reforms takes us towards new targets: Bhupender Yadav

  • Agnipath: It is a pioneering initiative to recruit soldiers, sailors and airmen for the Armed Forces

  • Many countries have already adopted the SSR system. Therefore, it is a tried and tested system and as such, there is no need to doubt as far as the effectiveness of the scheme is concerned.

  • Agnipath will lead to the eventual reduction in the average age of soldiers from 32 to 26 years as a major advantage which will increase combat efficiency

  • The Supreme Court thwarted the conspiracy of those who had been trying for the last two decades to 'fix' Modi in the Gujarat riots case

  • The Supreme Court, in its judgment, has also strongly criticized fringe elements and some frustrated officers of Gujarat who were involved in conspiring with them

  • The Supreme Court, in its judgment of about four hundred fifty-two pages, has not only praised the fair and excellent investigation of the SIT, but has also ridiculed those who run their agenda along with the petitioner

  • Total loan sanctioned to MSMEs stands at ₹37.29 trillion in FY22, an increase of roughly 5% over FY21 and 182% over FY20: CRIF High Mark

  • From ₹37.7 lakh in FY20 to ₹72.4 lakh in FY21-22, the average ticket size of MSME loans increased by 92%, the data on MSME loans shows

  • As of March 2022, there were 137.4 lakh active loans for the MSME sector, an increase of 7% from March 2021 and a 43% increase from March 2020

  • Formal job creation registered a significant year-on-year increase in April across the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

  • According to the report, net new enrolments with retirement fund body EPFO stood at 17.07 lakh in April 2022

  • Of the 1.7 mn net subscribers added in April under the EPFO, about 0.92 mn new members are enrolled under the social security cover of EPF & MP Act, 1952 for the first time

  • I&B Minister Anurag Thakur says MSP of 14 kharif crops and their varieties have been increased

  • MSP of common grade variety of paddy has been increased to Rs 2,040 per quintal for 2022-23 from Rs 1940 in the previous year

  • The support price of ‘A’ grade variety of paddy has been hiked to Rs 2,060 per quintal from Rs 1,960

  • Unveiling the Agnipath scheme on June 14, the government had said youth between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted for a four-year tenure

  • The recruitment process in the Indian Air Force under the Agnipath scheme got underway on Friday with the opening of the registration window

  • Registration window to apply for Agniveervayu is operational from June 24, 10 am, says the IAF

  • Army veterans are the ones who studied the #Agnipath scheme, understood its implications and explained it to the young in the village

  • On Agnipath, Retired havildar Dattu Masugade, 75: We must see what developed countries are doing with such issues. I would say we are late in bringing these changes

  • Apshinge the village where every family has a connect with the armed forces; look how this village has embraced #Agnipath scheme

  • Isro Chairman says It is now time for them to play a bigger role. In the 100+ startups, I see a lot of enthusiasm and spirit of innovation

  • IN-SPACe chairperson Pawan Goenka expresses confidence that India’s space sector can achieve its objectives and grow in the coming years

  • To make the PM’s vision a reality, what we need today is to avoid motherhood and apple pie statements and tie your shoe laces and start the marathon that we have to run: IN-SPACe chairperson Pawan Goenka

  • #Agnipath scheme will eventually reduce the ballooning salary and pension bills of the military, thereby leaving a large sum of money for the modernisation of armed forces

  • With #Agnipath, India is hoping to achieve similar objectives — make its armed forces leaner & youthful and augment its technological prowess to meet futuristic challenges

  • Last week, the Centre launched the Agnipath recruitment model with an aim to make the country's military leaner, fitter and more youthful

  • Agnipath is probably the most significant reform measure for the armed forces since 1962: Sushil Kumar Modi

  • In the last eight years, the Narendra Modi government has undertaken comprehensive defence sector reforms: Sushil Kumar Modi

  • Sushil Kumar Modi says Agnipath aims to make our forces youthful, fitter, and adaptable to new-age technologies, leading to improved operational effectiveness

  • The US remained the top market for Indian engineering goods in May, as many as 18 out of 25 major markets for Indian engineering goods recorded positive growth in May 2022

  • Exports of engineering goods from India surged by 13.5 per cent to $9.79 billion in May 2022 from $8.62 billion recorded in the same month last year

  • Cumulative engineering exports for April-May 2022-23 recorded at $19.39 bn, which is 16.84% higher when compared with $16.60 bn of exports recorded in the corresponding period of the last year

  • India is looking at the start of an economic upcycle which should have probably started two years ago but because of COVID got delayed: Nilesh Shetty, Portfolio manager, Quantum AMC

  • India is looking at least four-five years of very strong GDP growth rate purely because the cycle is normalising for India after economic downturn: Nilesh Shetty, Portfolio manager, Quantum AMC

  • Even if the western world slows down, which we think is likely, it is unlikely that Indian growth rates will slow down materially: Nilesh Shetty, Portfolio manager, Quantum AMC

  • Indian economy can grow by 7-7.8 per cent this fiscal on the back of better agriculture production and a revitalised rural economy: Eminent economist

  • With better agricultural production and revitalised rural economy India should touch 7 per cent growth in the current year despite global headwinds: Eminent economist NR Bhanumurthy

  • India's economy grew 8.7% in the last fiscal (2021-22) as against a 6.6% contraction in FY21

  • Under the National Steel Policy 2017, the government has set an ambitious target of scaling up India's steel-making capacity to 300 million tonnes (MT)

  • ISA has welcomed the government's #Agnipath scheme saying the industry needs Agniveers as such talent can help achieve the country's 300 MT steel roduction capacity target

  • The Indian steel industry unequivocally supports the pathbreaking initiative of Government of India. #Agnipath is a win-win for all: ISA President Dilip Oommen

  • Covid-19 vaccines may have helped cut the number of deaths to almost a third of what they would have been around the world, including by approximately 2.7 million to 5.3 million in India

  • A new study has revealed that Covid-19 vaccines prevented over 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021

  • In the first year, 19.8 million out of a potential 31.4 million Covid-19 deaths were prevented worldwide, according to estimates based on excess deaths from 185 countries and territories

  • #Agnipath will help inspire more youth to enroll in the armed forces. These Agniveers will imbibe 3 core attributes: hard work, discipline and risk taking, all crucial to an entrepreneur: Anil Agarwal

  • Vedanta Resources Limited chairman Anil Agarwal has extended his support to the recently announced recruitment scheme for defence forces- #Agnipath

  • Vedanta will support and mentor them to be positive contributors to nation-building: Anil Agarwal on #Agnipath

  • Taxpayers are respected when projects are completed within the stipulated period, says PM Modi

  • To promote 'Ease of Doing Business' in the country, the PM says his government has removed over 32,000 non-essential compliances

  • When government projects are completed on time, schemes reach the target, they are nothing but giving respect to the country's taxpayers: PM Modi

  • PM Modi appeals to exporters and the industry to fix long-term export targets for themselves and suggest ways for the government to achieve those goals

  • PM Modi says the government has removed over 32,000 unnecessary compliances to help the exporters with the process

  • PM Modi says that exports play a critical role in the transition of a country from developing to developed status

  • Assam Flood: PM Modi says his government is working closely with the state to provide all possible assistance to overcome the situation

  • PM Modi says the Centre is continuously monitoring the flood situation in Assam and is working closely with the state government to provide all possible

  • Army and NDRF teams are present in the flood affected areas. They are conducting evacuation operations and assisting those who are affected: PM Modi

  • There are multiple areas wherein, through cooperation between BRICS nations, the citizens have benefitted: PM Modi

  • PM Modi says by increasing connectivity between BRICS Youth Summits, BRICS Sports, civil society organizations & think-tanks, we've strengthened our people-to-people connect

  • It is a matter of happiness that membership of the New Development Bank (NDB) has increased, PM Modi says, adding that the cooperation among the member countries has benefitted their citizens

  • Agnipath scheme can help in reducing pension payouts, and with the money thus saved, the government can instead invest in modernising the armed forces

  • In the Union Budget 2022-2023, the government allocated Rs 5.75 lakh as defence budget which was an increase of 25 per cent from Rs 4.78 lakh crore of defence budget in FY22

  • The objective of bringing the Agnipath scheme was first to lower the age profile of our armed forces and secondly, to bring down the pension payout by the government

  • India supports innovation across every sector including drones, green energy and space: PM Modi in BRICS

  • India's digital sector value will cross USD 1 trillion valuations, says PM Modi while making his remarks at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum

  • India is expecting 7.5% growth this year. Which makes us the fastest-growing major economy. Transformative changes are taking place in every sector of emerging New India: PM Modi

  • India Inc has gone all out to support the new recruitment scheme for defence forces – Agnipath scheme

  • Corporate leaders like Mahindra Group boss Anand Mahindra, RPG Enterprises chairperson Harsh Goenka and Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran among others have come out in support of #Agnipath

  • FICCI welcomes the pathbreaking decision by the Union Cabinet to infuse 46,000 Agniveers in the current year, into the Armed Forces: Sanjiv Mehta, President FICCI

  • Of the total 1.20 crore passengers flown by the domestic carriers in May 2022, market leader IndiGo transported around 70 lakh with 57.9 per cent market share

  • Domestic air passenger traffic saw a strong recovery in demand as Indian carriers flew 1.20 crore passengers on the local routes in May

  • Domestic air passenger traffic logging nearly five-fold year-on-year volume growth; air passenger traffic in May 2021 stood at a meager 21-lakh, as per the DGCA data

  • Prime Minister Modi will be attending the 14th BRICS summit in a virtual mode on June 23-24

  • BRICS was established with the belief that this group of emerging economies could emerge as engines of global growth: PM Modi

  • Today, when the world is focusing on post covid recovery, the role of BRICS countries will be very important, says PM Modi

  • Agneepath scheme got all the support from the village of Fatehpur Shekhawati

  • The village of Fatehpur Shekhawati with 600 houses has given 9 martyrs. These youths of the village are busy in their preparations to become Agniveers

  • Agneepath: Whenever someone comes with leave from the army or ex-servicemen prepare the youths of Fatehpur Shekhawati

  • Agnipath scheme is a reformative start which will increase the participation of youth in Air Force: Lt Col Ashok Kini (Retd)

  • My advice to the protesting youth is that if they indulge in any kind of violence then their recruitment as Agniveer will become difficult: Lt Col Ashok Kini (Retd)

  • 25% Agniveers will be retained in the service which will be based on merit only: Lt Col Ashok Kini (Retd)

  • PM Modi is attending the G7 summit following an invitation by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

  • Germany is the current chair of G7, a grouping of the world's seven richest nations. It comprises the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US

  • From Germany, PM Modi will travel to the UAE on June 28 to pay his condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of the Gulf nation

  • Malaria was made a notifiable disease in 31 states and Union territories, the report titled "India's march towards malaria elimination” says

  • Number of malaria cases in India has fallen by a staggering 86% since 2015 and there has been a 79% reduction in the number of deaths caused by the disease between 2015 and 2021

  • India's budgetary allocation to fight malaria more than doubled between 2017 and 2019: Report

  • Through the #Agnipath scheme, India will be able to create the surge capacities should a necessity arise

  • The #Agnipath scheme will create a positive nationalist fervour in the country; the additional availability of trained Agniveers will be most advantageous for the nation.

  • Once we have a big number of youths trained as #Agniveers, the entire profile of the country will change with a positive national fervour

  • #Agnipath scheme: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to serve their country and contribute to nation building while also establishing a youthful and dynamic profile.

  • #Agniveers can train in the best institutions to improve their skills and qualifications

  • #Agniptah scheme: There will be abundance of well-disciplined and skilled youth with a military ethos in civil society

  • PM Modi’s diligent effort in popularising yoga globally is a firm manifestation of India’s increasing soft power: Tuhin A Sinha

  • PM Modi has been the most diligent yoga ambassador, spearheading Yoga Day celebrations every year from a new location, and talking about its virtues generously at every opportunity: Tuhin A Sinha

  • In India, PM Modi has personally championed the espousal of Yoga, leading to a revived interest from all age groups, says Tuhin A Sinha

  • As many as 15 transgenders participated at PM Modi’s yoga event in Karnataka's Mysuru

  • This year, many transgenders, specially-abled persons and orphans got an opportunity to perform yoga with PM Modi for the first time

  • Transgenders who participated in Yoga event in Mysuru say that they have faith in PM Modi that he make their lives better by introducing a good scheme for their community

  • PM Modi is a punctilious personality, and that is now public knowledge as his ability to pay attention to the smallest of details and developing insights is one of his several qualities which set him apart

  • PM Modi has mastered the art of apprehending reality through the prism of details, and therefore grasp things accurately

  • Paying attention is critical to further action and can have a significant impact on the final outcome of things, the life of PM Modi has averred

  • Expanded telecom PLI scheme is expected to enthuse existing PLI beneficiaries to participate more aggressively and also attract new applicants around design-led network equipment manufacturing

  • With India set to go 5G in a few months, inclusion of design-led manufacturing can double the impact of the telecom PLI scheme: Analysts

  • Expanded telecom PLI scheme will help the government easily attract around $3 billion of investments from global and domestic manufacturers in the next 3-5 years: Analysts

  • UNGA President Shahid says that the celebration of 8th International Yoga Day under the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity' could not have come at a more opportune time

  • The power of yoga is the power of unity for a healthier and prosperous future for all and it is here to stay: UNGA President

  • UNGA Abdulla Shahid says the practice offers a holistic approach at a time when the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic that triggered a deluge of anxiety and depression

  • Lt Gen Puri said that the forces have been successful in bringing down their age profiles, a process long overdue, and Agnipath scheme is a right step in that direction

  • Recruitment under Agnipath scheme will be carried out under objective and transparent selection process. Agniveers will also be eligible for gallantry awards: Army officers

  • No other country in the world has the demographic dividend as that of India. 50% of our youth is under the age group of 25 years. Army should make the most of it: Lt Gen Puri