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Xi Jinping Won’t Discuss Kashmir With Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India in October but they won’t talk Kashmir. The dates of meeting are yet to be finalized but both the countries agree that it would be an informal meeting without aides.

Conclusion from the last meeting

The two leaders met in Wuhan last year but the meeting remained informal. They discussed strategic matters that are of bigger importance instead of concentrating their talks on one or two specific issues especially Kashmir.

Chinese stand on Kashmir

China raised the issue of Kashmir in United Nations but Kashmir has never been an issue between India and China. The leaders met last year but didn’t discuss Kashmir. They will again meet in October and discuss strategic issues only.

Belt and Road Initiative

Xi Jinping is likely to push his Belt and Road Initiative during his talks with India. Chinese government wants India to be a partner country in its road initiatives. Also, the Chinese government would discuss measures that can help in safeguarding peace and stability in the border areas. The Chinese government promised … Read the rest

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Narendra Modi Visits Gujrat On His 69th Birthday

PM Narendra Modi turns 69 today. Last year, he celebrated his birthday with school children of his constituency Varanasi. But this year, he’s in Gujrat to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and inaugurate Namami Narmade Mahotsav.

Visit to the Statue of Unity

Narendra Modi visited the statue he inaugurated on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel last year. There he paid tributes to the Iron Man of India and shared pictures of the jungle safari and cactus garden on social media. He praised the statue in his tweets and video.

Namami Narmade Mahotsav

PM Modi along with Gujrat CM Vijay Rupani came to the Narmada dam, he inaugurated in 2017 and offered prayers to river Narmada to mark the beginning of the NamamiNarmade Mahotsav.

Narmada dam would provide potable water to 131 urban centers and 9,633 villages that is 53% of Gujrat. Also, the dam would provide irrigation facility to 18.54 hectares, covering 3,112 villages in 15 districts of the state.

Visit to Duttatreya Mandir Later PM Modi visited the Duttatreya Mandir in Garudeshwar village and a children’s park. Finally, he addressed a public … Read the rest

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PM Modi To Address 50,000 Indian-Americans Jointly With US President Trump

According to English news headlines, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump are going to create history on September 22 by jointly addressing more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in a joint rally at NRG Stadium in Houston.

What is this event?

PM Modi is going to address the Indian-American community in a mega Houston event “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams” organized by a non-profit Texas India Forum. It is a newly formed body of Indian-American organizations in the US.

What is the significance of the event?

It is the third major address by PM Modi and first after his reelection as Prime Minister. He first addressed Indian-Americans in 2014 at the Madison Square Garden in New York and the second time in 2016 in the Silicone Valley. Both the events were attended by 20,000 audience. But the third one on September 22 is going to be big with 50,000 audience have already registered for the event.

Modi Trump joint rally

Both the leaders displayed bonhomie by announcing the joint rally. Also, it would be the third meeting between the two leaders. The earlier … Read the rest

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Engineers’ Day Is Celebration Of Live Of M. Visvesvaraya

Every year, September 15 is celebrated as Engineers’ Day to commemorate the birthday and the achievements of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, former Diwan of Mysore.

Who was Visvesvaraya?

Born on September 15, 1860, M. Visvesvaraya is known as an Indian civil engineer and statesman. He also served as 9th Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1919. His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

Notable works

  • Worked in different cities under British Rule
  • Construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam
  • Designing a flood protection system for Hyderabad
  • Protecting Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion
  • Making The Mysore Soap Factor
  • The State Bank of Mysore
  • Mysore Chamber of Commerce

Awards and Recognitions

  • Knighted as a Knight Commander of Order of Indian Empire (KCIE) by British in 1915
  • Barat Ratna in 1955

Engineers’ Day is a way to celebrate the life and work of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. On September 15, people visit his memorial to pay their tributes.

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What Is Anant Chaturdashi And What Is Its Significance In Ganesh Chaturthi?

Anant Chaturdashi comes 10 days after Ganesh Chaturthi and is celebrated as Ganesh Visarjan all over the country. It is the 14th day of lunar fortnight and it has significance for Hindus and Jains.

Ganesh Chaturdashi and Anant Chaturdashi

According to traditions, devotees invite lord Ganeshs to their homes on Ganesh Chaturdashi. Idols of lord Ganesha are brought homes followed by 10 days of worship. Finally, the idol is submerged in water when the lord leaves for his heavenly abode. The visit comes to an end with the lord Ganesha leaving his devotees with his blessings.

Significance of Anant Chaturdashi

It is the last day to offer your prayers to lord Ganesha. He is God Anant and he’s leaving for his heavenly abode. Devotees tie sacred threads on their wrists and take oath to the lord Ganesha. In return, the God Anant blesses the devotees with prosperity and fortune.

History of Ganapati Festival

The history of Ganapati festival can be traced back to the times of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Maratha empire. It continued in the Mughal rule but at a low level and then … Read the rest

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How ISRO Chief K Sivan Broke The News Of Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram Communication Loss To PM Modi

The top scientist of India, K Sivan, briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the loss of communication with Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram. It was a grim moment and as the top scientist termed it “15 minutes of terror”.

An emotional K Sivan brief about Chandrayaan-2

It was 2:16 AM when K Sivan briefed his team about the loss of communication with the lander Vikram. The room was full of eminent scientists involved in the mission. But they all were crestfallen. Later at 3:10 AM, one of the ISRO scientists, announced that the press conference planned was cancelled.

PM Modi patted ISRO chief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was watching the landing of Vikram when he was approached by K Sivan. The scientist broke the news of loss of communication to PM Modi who then patted K Sivan and console him by giving him a tight hug.

PM Narendra Modi appreciated the efforts made by K Sivan and his team and gave them his best wishes for future projects. He said K Sivan did a great service to science and the country. He further maintained that whatever the … Read the rest