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​Narendra ModiNARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER, INDIADe facto no.2 in Narendra Modi 1.0
Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: [nəreːnd̪rə d̪ɑːmoːd̪ərəd̪ɑːs moːd̪iː] , born 17 September 1950) is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi. He led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian parliament) – a first for any party since 1984 – and was credited for 2014 BJP electoral victories in the states of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Since taking office as Prime Minister, Modi's administration has focused on reforming and modernising India's infrastructure and government, reducing bureaucracy, encouraging increased foreign direct investment, improving national standards of health and sanitation and improving foreign relations. Modi has been appreciated for starting initiatives like Swachh Bharat Mission, Make in India and Digital India. Earlier, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi's economic policies (credited with encouraging economic growth in Gujarat) have been praised, although his administration has also been criticised for failing to significantly improve the human development in the state and failing to prevent the 2002 Gujarat riots. A Hindu nationalist and a former member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Modi remains a controversial figure domestically and internationally, despite his progressivism. Known for his tech savvy image, he is the second most followed politician on social media after U.S. President Barack Obama.
Born: Sept 17, 1950 (age 70), Vadnagar, Bombay State (presently Gujarat), India
Office: 15th Prime Minister of India
Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

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  • ​The Finance Ministry has suggested increasing the limit on foreign direct investment in insurance and pension companies to 74% from the present 49% and allowing foreign airlines to own Indian carriers.

    Names of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas head Nritya Gopal Das; Digambar Akhara chief Mahant Suresh Das, who was a party in the case in the SC; and either Nirmohi Akhara sarpanch Ramchandra Acharya or its Ayodhya chief Mahant Dinendra Das were among those under consideration for being included in the proposed trust, according to the people in the know.

    The two leaders will come together in the state for the first time since the Lok Sabha polls in May. "As far as we know, she (Banerjee) will attend a programme of the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) on January 12, where the prime minister would also be present," a senior Trinamool Congress leader told PTI.

    BJP general secretary Ram Madhav was speaking at a conference here on 'Indian Democracy at Work- Money Power in Politics'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts towards 'one nation and one election' would be an important milestone in the reforms process, he said.

    Finance minister held four rounds of meetings with BJP leaders at the party headquarters here, taking feedback for the budget. BJP working president J P Nadda, general secretaries B L Santhosh, Bhupender Yadav and Arun Singh were among those who attended the meeting.

    July will see the prime minister back in Russia for the SCO-BRICS Summits in St Petersburg, the officials said.

    In a blog on Linkedin, Raghuram Rajan said the news of a gang of masked assailants breaking into one of India's leading universities, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and then going on a rampage for hours, attacking students and faculty, entirely undisturbed by the police, is "worrisome".

    Forty two-year-old Prashant Kishor, whose first claim to fame was the management of Narendra Modi's election campaign in 2014, said, "Also would like to reassure to all -- Bihar mein CAA-NRC laagu nahin hoga (CAA-NRC will not be implemented in Bihar)".

    PM Modi also said that South India has a large share in the production of pulses, oil and coarse grains. “Seed hubs have been built to promote pulses production in India, of which more than 30 centers are located in Karnataka, Andhra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana itself,” he said.

    "SC delivers first big jolt of 2020 to illegal activities of Modi Govt by stating importance of internet as a fundamental right. Double shock for Modi-Shah that dissent cannot be oppressed by imposing section 144. Modiji reminded that nation bows before Constitution and not him!" Surjewala said in a tweet.

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