PAVED THE PATH FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SHRI RAM TEMPLE IN AYODHYA
The Supreme Court in a unanimous historic decision on 9 November 2019, paved the path for the construction of a grand Ram temple at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya.
The Modi government has established a ‘Trust’ for the construction of the grand temple as per the court’s order.
PM Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the grand Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya on 5th August, 2020.
Article 370 revoked, Two new Union Territories – Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh came into existence:
1 The Parliament of India revoked Article 370 on 5 August, 2019 for the rapid development of the entire region. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill 2019 was also approved by Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 9 August, 2019. Two new Union Territories – Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh came into existence on 31 October, 2019.
• Central government defines domicile for Jammu & Kashmir: The central government in its gazette notification on 31 March, 2020 stated that any person who has resided in the Union Territory of J&K for the period of fifteen years or has studied for the period of seven years and appeared in secondary and higher secondary board examination would be considered as domicile of J&K and appointed in the services there. The gazette notification states that a migrant registered by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) in the newly formed Union Territory would also be considered as domicile. The children of parents who have stayed in J&K for 15 years or are registered as migrants would also be considered as domicile.
• The notification has been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs in exercise of powers conferred by section 96 of the J&K Reorganization Act, 2019, under section 14 referred to as the J&K Civil Services ‘Decentralization and Recruitment Act’.
3 CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 enabled the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who came to India due to religious persecution from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to get Indian citizenship.
This act will be written on the pages of history with golden letters.
4 Triple Talaq:
The Modi government empowered Muslim women by enacting a strong law ‘Muslim Women (Protection of Marriage Rights) Bill, 2019’ on Triple Talaq on 31 July, 2019. Its a historic decision of Modi government and crores of Muslim women are now breathing free air from the stigma of evil practice of Triple Talaq.
5 National Education Policy 2020: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the National Education Policy 2020 on 29 July 2020, making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors. This is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the thirty-four year old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986. Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability, this policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, suited to 21st century needs and aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student.
6 India became free from open defecation: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi declared the country free from Open Defecation on 2 October, 2019 in Ahmedabad. He said construction of toilets are not only enough, but it is also necessary to make their use part of the habit. The Prime Minister said that the country’s productivity has also increased due to the cleanliness drive.
7 Statue of Unity:
The 182 meter tall Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat is the tallest statue of its kind in the entire world. It was constructed in honor of Shri Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of India and the first Home Minister. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 31 October, 2018.
8 Constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC): The National Backward Classes Commission has been given constitutional status by Modi government by amending the constitution to empower the people of other backward classes. The Commission will no longer be an advisor, but a partner.
9 Access of electricity to every village: Electricity has reached every village. This is a historic achievement. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on August 15, 2015, resolved to deliver electricity to 18,452 villages submerged in the darkness of the country within 1,000 days from the ramparts of the Red Fort. For this, ‘Deendayal Gram Jyoti Yojana’ was started. This resolution was completed on April 28, 2018 i.e. 12 days before the deadline.
10 BODO AGREEMENT: Bodo Agreement is also a landmark decision an achievment of Modi government. The historic Bodo Agreement has paved the way for surrender of 1500 armed Bodo militants helping them to join mainstream. The Government has also approved a special package of Rs. 1500 crore for the development of Bodo reason.
11 Mission Karmayogi’- National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB): The Union Cabinet on September 2, 2020 chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved launching of ‘Mission Karmayogi’- National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB). NPCSCB has been carefully designed to lay the foundations for capacity building for Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian Culture and sensibilities and remain connected, with their roots, while they learn from the best institutions and practices across the world. The Programme will be delivered by setting up an Integrated Government Online Training iGOTKarmayogiPlatform.
12 ‘Mann Ki Baat’ : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addresses the people of the nation every month through his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. His first episode of Mann Ki Baat started on 3 October, 2014 on All India Radio. Since then it became very popular among the people of the country. He has completed 68 episodes on 30 August, 2020. The former President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama during his visit to India also joined Shri Narendra Modi in January edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, which was held on 27 January, 2015.
13 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY): Its a historic scheme of Modi government launched in 2014 for direct cash transfer to the poor of the country. Out of 38.33 crore beneficiaries as on 19 February, 2020, 20.33 crore beneficiaries are women, which is 53%.
14 Atal Pension Yojana: Atal Pension Yojana has achieved extraordinary work by registering 2.23 crore people till 11 May 2020. The scheme was launched with the objective of providing old age income security to workers in the unorganized sector and guaranteeing minimum pension after the age of 60 years..
15 PM CARES Fund established: Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up by the Union government on 28 March, 2020. PM Shri Narendra Modi himself donated Rs. 2.25 lakh to this fund.
16 Reservation for the Economically Weaker Section in General Category: The Modi government took a historic decision in 2019 to amend the constitution to meet the decades-long demand, for provision of 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the poor youths of the general category.
17 Kartarpur Corridor Dedicated to the Nation: Indian pilgrims can now go to Gurdwara Kartarpur Saheb in Pakistan with the commencement of Kartarpur Corridor by Modi government.
18 Stand Up Scheme: Stand Up India Scheme was launched by the Modi Government on 5th April, 2016. The Scheme facilitates bank loans between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore to at least one Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe borrower and at least one woman borrower, per bank branch of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs), for setting up greenfield enterprises in the manufacturing, services or the trading sectors.
19 Atmanirbhar Bharat package: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on May 12, 2020 announced a special economic and comprehensive package of Rs 20 lakh crore, equal to 10% of India’s GDP, to fight the Corona epidemic. This package includes an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh to each health worker fighting Covid-19, 5 kg wheat or rice and 1 kg pulses of choice every month to 80 crore poor till November 2020, Rs 3 lakh crore emergency working capital facility for businesses including MSME, Rs. 90,000 crores of liquidity for discoms etc.
20 India becomes the fifth largest economy in the world: Under the decisive and visionary leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi, India has become the fifth largest economy in the world. When Shri Narendra Modi took over the office in 2014, India was ranked 9th in the world economy. According to data released by the IMF’s World Economic Outlook in October, 2019 India now surpassed France, Britain and became the 5th largest economy in the world.
21 Huge jump in ‘Ease of Doing Business’: India jumped from 142nd position to 63rd position as a result of continuous concrete measures taken by the BJP-led NDA government. India improved its ranking in World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’ by leaping from the lower 142nd position in 2014. It has reached 63rd position in the year 2019.
22 Corporate tax reduced to 22% for domestic companies and 15% for new domestic manufacturing companies. Effective tax rate is down by around 10 percent:
To accelerate economic growth and boost investment and employment generation, the NDA government led by BJP at the Center has on 20 September, 2019, announced huge cuts in corporate tax. With this fresh incentive of the government, the effective rate of corporate tax has come down by about 10 percent.
23 Changes in the definition of MSMEs:
The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on June 1, 2020 approved changes in the definition of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and brought an even larger number of businesses in the medium enterprises category. The government changed the definition for classification of MSMEs. As per the new definition, if a company has invested Rs. 1 crore and earns turnover of Rs. 5 crore, it will be classified as a micro company. Likewise, a company has invested Rs. 10 crore and has a turnover of Rs. 50 crore will be classified as a small enterprise. For a medium enterprise, the investment limit has been increased to Rs. 50 crore and that of turnover hiked to Rs. 250 crore.
24 100 items were banned for import
The Modi government announced a list of over 100 items that would be banned for import. This step would move India and its defence sector inch closer to become self-reliant.
25 Four big banks formed by merger of 10 banks: The NDA government announced the merger of 10 nationalized bank on 30 August 2019 in a big initiative to create world-class banks in the country. This initiative which came into effect on 1 April 2020 will not only accelerate economic growth, but will also help the country to build a $ 5 trillion economy.
26 Effective presence on social media: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has registered a very effective presence on social media. Through these, he establishes direct public dialogue with crores of people. Prime Minister Shri Modi is one of the most popular and effective leaders in the world on social media.Shri Modi’s followers on Twitter is 6.23 crore on September 17, 2020. More than 4 crore 57 lakh people have liked the Prime Minister’s page on Facebook till 17 July 2020. Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Instagram page has more than 45 million followers. The Prime Minister also has a significant number of followers on professional platforms like LinkedIn. Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s website also has a lot of hits, so Narendra Modi’s channel has been subscribed by more than 7 million people on YouTube. Mr. Modi is one such leader of the world, who also interacts with people through the exclusive app. More than one crore people have downloaded the Narendra Modi app.
27 Cabinet approved Bharat Bond ETF: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 4 December, 2019 created and launched Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).
28 WELFARE SCHEMES FOR WOMEN Beti Bachao, Beti Padao Abhiyan’:
Female feticide is a curse for us. The social equilibrium is deteriorating due to the abortion of a daughter in the womb. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao Abhiyan’ to end this imbalance. This is not only a government program but a social campaign. As a result, there has been a lot of increase in the birth rate of girls in 104 districts. The example of Haryana is very pleasant, earlier where 883 girls were born compared to 1,000 boys, now this number has increased to 914.
29 Increase in duration of maternity leave for women workers- Duration of maternity leave has been increased for female workers to 26 weeks (6 months) so that they can take care of their newborn well. 1 lakh 678 crore rupees have been paid to 49 lakh 88 thousand women for maternity benefits.
30 Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Reaches One Crore Beneficiaries: The government’s flagship scheme for pregnant women and lactating mothers Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) has reached more than one crore beneficiaries. A total amount of more than 4,000 crores has been disbursed to the beneficiaries under the scheme.
31 The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Bill, 2019: The Merger of Union Territories Bill, 2019 was passed in December 2019. The merger of Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu with the requirements of meaningful utilization of officers and employees and increasing administrative efficiency the bill was brought.
32 More than 81 percent women account holders under Stand-up India Scheme: As on 17 Feb 2020, 81 percent account holders were women under the Stand-up India Scheme. Rs. 16712.72 crore has been sanctioned for women account holders.
33 Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY): Under PMJJBY, 40.70% of the enrollments are of women members and 58.21% of the beneficiaries are women. Of the total 4,71,71,568 names recorded (as on 31 Jan 2020), 1,91,96,805 women have registered their names. Out of a total of 1,69,216 claims, 95,508 claims of women beneficiaries have been paid.
34 Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY): Under PMSBY, 41.50% of the enrollments are of women members and 61.29% of the beneficiaries are women. (As on 31 Jan 2020) Of the total 15,12,54,678 names registered, 6,27,76,282 were registered by women. Out of a total of 38,988 claims, 23,894 claims have been paid to women beneficiaries. (As on 31.01.2020)
35 Atal Pension Yojana (APY): The scheme is open for membership through banks and post offices. As on 22 Feb 2020, more than 93 lakh beneficiaries (43%) are women out of approximately 2.15 crore total subscribers under APY.
36 PM Svanidhi Scheme: The Modi government launched PM Svanidhi- Pradhan Mantri street vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi- scheme on June 1, 2020. This special micro-credit facility scheme provides affordable loans to street vendors. This is for the first time in India’s history that street vendors fromperi- urban/ rural areas have become beneficiaries of an urban livelihood programme. The vendors can avail a working capital loan of up to Rs. 10,000, which is repayable in monthly instalments in the tenure of one year. On timely/ early repayment of the loan, an interest subsidy @ 7% per annum will be credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer on six monthly basis. There will be no penalty on early repayment of loan.
37 More than 1 crore beneficiaries under ‘Ayushman Bharat’: India has achieved a huge success in providing benefits to more than 1 crore people under ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’.
38 Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana: Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) is a Pension Scheme announced by the Modi Government of India exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above which was available from 4th May, 2017 to 31st March, 2020. The scheme is now extended up to 31st March, 2023 for a further period of three years beyond 31st March, 2020.
39 The Government of India led by Shri Narendra Modi took a historic decision to reduce the rate of contribution under the ESI Act from 6.5% to 4% (employers’ contribution being reduced from 4.75% to 3.25% and employees’ contribution being reduced from 1.75% to 0.75%).
40 Increased strength of Judges in Supreme Court
The Union Cabinet led by Narendra Modi on July 31, 2019 approved increasing the number of judges in the top court from the present 31 to 34, including the Chief Justice of India.
41 Parliament approves RTI Amendment Bill: Parliament on 25 July approved a Bill amending the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Modi government is committed to transparency, public participation and simplification.
42 Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Pranab Mukherjee, Nana ji Deshmukh & Bhupen Hazarika conferred Bharat Ratna
The Modi Government conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country, on former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Social activist Shri Nana ji Deshmukh and playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and filmmaker Shri Bhupen Hazarika.
43 Rafale aircraft inducted into the Indian Air Force fleet:
About four years ago, India signed an intergovernmental agreement with France for the purchase of 36 such aircraft at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore. The first batch of five Rafale aircraft reached India on 29 July,2020. The Five Rafale fighter jets were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in a ceremony held at Ambala air base on 10 September, 2020 The multi-role Rafale aircraft are known for their superiority and precision.
44 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters given to Indian Air Force
India purchased 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from US aerospace giant, Boeing. The 22 Apaches were handed over to Indian Air Force on September 11,2020. The AH-64E Apache is equipped with the latest communications, navigation, sensor and weapon systems. It has an improved Modernized Target Acquisition Designation System that provides day, night and all-weather target information, as well as night vision navigation capability.
45 Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles tested: Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) on August 4, 2019 successfully flight-tested its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.
46 INS Nilgiri launched:
On 28 September, 2019 Shri Narendra Modi`s Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the warship ‘INS Nilgiri’. Modi government is making concerted efforts to modernize the navy and equip it with the best platforms, weapons and sensors to deal with any traditional and unconventional threats to India’s maritime interests. INS Nilgiri is the first ship of the Project-17A. Project 17A frigates are a design derivative of the Shivalik class stealth frigates with much more advanced stealth features and indigenous weapons and sensors. The P17A frigates incorporate new design concepts for improved survivability, sea keeping, stealth and ship manoeuvrability.
47 India Successfully Flight-Tests Two Pinaka Missiles in Salvo Mode: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted a test firing of Pinaka missiles in salvo mode as part of the series of flight trials. The objective of the trial was to test low range, functioning of live warhead along with its proximity initiation and salvo launch.
48 Chief of Defence staff appointed: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the Government’s decision to appoint a CDS from the ramparts of the Red Fort in his Independence Day address to the nation on 15 August 2019, called it a transformational event. The Government executing its promise on January 19,2020 appointed a Chief of Defence Staff, almost two decades after it was recommended by the Kargil Committee in 2000 which was constituted following the Kargil conflict in 1999 to recommend the restructuring of the Indian military towards greater ‘jointness’.
49 ‘One Rank One,Pension’: Ending a four decade long wait of soldiers , Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government on July 11 2018 announced the ‘One Rank One,Pension’ scheme for ex-servicemen. OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement.
50 Financial assistance to the families of the martyrs increased four time from Rs. 2 to 8 lakhs: The financial assistance given to the families of those who lost their lives in war or to the Divyang soldiers has been increased four times. On 5 October 2019, the proposal to increase the existing amount of Rs 2 lakh to 8 lakh was approved. This amount will be given under the Army War Casualty Welfare Fund (ABCWF).
51 Increase in income of farmers: MSP increased one and half times of the cost of production- For the first time, MSP of Rabi and Kharif crops are declared one and a half times of the cost of production due to they are getting good value of their crop.
52 PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi – For the first time financial assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana has been provided to the farming families holding land less than 5 acres. Now farmers are getting an annual support of Rs. 6,000 in their bank account directly.
53 Financing facility of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on August 9, 2020 launched a new Central Sector Scheme of financing facility under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore. The scheme will support farmers, PACS, FPOs, Agri-entrepreneurs, etc. in building community farming assets and post-harvest agriculture infrastructure. These assets will enable farmers to get greater value for their produce as they will be able to store and sell at higher prices, reduce wastage, and increase processing and value addition.
54 Bamboo ceases to be a tree, freed of Forest Act: Modi government amended a law to declare that bamboo is not a tree, a step that will help farmers and tribal people. This was a major impediment for bamboo cultivation by farmers on non-forest land.The move will contribute to achieving the objective of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
55 Pension coverage to crores of farmers: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 31,2019 approved a new Central Sector Scheme, a historic decision that will empower farmers across India. This is a path breaking scheme that will provide pension cover to our industrious farmers who toil day and night to keep our nation fed. It is also for the first time since independence that such a pension coverage has been envisioned for farmers.
56 National Animal Disease Control and National Artificial insemination Program: The expenditure of this program, fully sponsored by the Central Government, is Rs 12652 crore. In an effort to reduce both these diseases, more than 60 crore animals will be vaccinated across the country. The programme was lounched by PM on 11 September 2019.
57 Five years of ‘Soil Health Card’ scheme completed: On February 2020, five years of the ‘Soil Health Card’ scheme were completed. Under this scheme, 10.74 crore soil health cards were distributed to farmers during the year 2015-17 (cycle-1) and 11.74 crore to soil health cards during the year 2017-19 (cycle-2).
58 Establishment of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs):
Modi Government approved formation 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisation (FPOs) to ensure economies of scale for farmers over the next five years.
59 PM Modi launches E-GRAM SWARAJ app and SWAMITVA YOJANA on Panchayati Raj Day: In another e-governance move the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on April 24, 2020 launched e-Gram Swaraj portal and Swamitva Yojana, which will conduct their operations online. The two new digital platforms are part of the central government’s plan to push growth in villages. SVAMITVA scheme, a new initiative of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj aims to provide rural people with the right to document their residential properties so that they can use their property for economic purposes.
This scheme will help in streamlining planning and revenue collection in rural areas and ensuring clarity on property rights. The scheme will enable creation of better-quality Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDPs), leveraging the maps created under this programme. It engages the latest Drone Surveying technology, for demarcating the inhabitant (Aabadi) land in rural areas.
60 ‘Fit india’ campaign launched: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India Campaign’ on 29 August, 2019 terming fitness an integral part of Indian culture.
61 Making india free of single-use plastic by the year 2022: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said by 2022, we have to achieve the goal of making the country free of single-use plastic.
62 Residents of 1797 unauthorized colonies of Delhi gets the land ownership right: 40 lakh people of Delhi got its benefit. The Union Cabinet on 23 October, 2019 approved the regularization of Delhi’s unauthorized colonies which enabled residence of these colonies to get ownership right.
63 Aadhaar allotted to 125 crore residents of India: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced on 27 December, 2019 that the Aadhaar project has achieved a new milestone by crossing the 125 crore mark. This means that more than 125 crore residents of India have 12-digit unique identification.
64 Rs. 5.5 lakhs given to 5300 kashmiri families who came from Pakistan Occupied Jammu & kashmir: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced financial assistance to 5300 families displaced from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and settled in diffrent states of India. Now these families are being given financial assistance of Rs.5.5 lakh from the center.
65 Rs 25,000 crore approved for 4.58 lakh unfinished flats: It helps to complete 1,600 stalled projects. The Union Cabinet on 6 November, 2019 approved the creation of Rs 25,000 crore Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) to complete 4.58 lakh unfinished flats. Government will give 10 thousand 22 crores rupees and State Bank of India and LIC will give 15 thousand crores rupees.
66 Rejection of RCEP in the national interest: India rejected Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Today’s India is not one to bow before the international pressure, but is capable of protecting its own interests.
67 RERA: The Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016, brought by Modi government. The landmark realty law is protecting the home buyers as well as helping boost investments in the real estate industry.
68 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016: Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 was acted and implemented by Modi Government. The law was necessitated due to huge pile-up of non-performing loans of banks and delay in debt resolution. Code applies to companies and individuals. It provides for a time-bound process to resolve insolvency. When a default in repayment occurs, creditors gain control over debtor’s assets and must take decisions to resolve insolvency within a 180-day period.
69 UDAN to make flights cheaper: Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN—–(‘Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik’) was launched by Modi Government to expand the Air connectivity network in the country. The primary objective of RCS – UDAN is facilitating regional air connectivity by making it affordable.
Towards becoming a Space super power
70 India successfully launches ‘Moon Mission-2’: India becomes the fourth country to land on moon after Russia, US, China India successfully launched its second lunar mission “Chandrayaan-2” on 22 July 2019 from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh with the aim of “taking countless dreams to the moon”.
• Chandrayaan-2 successfully orbited the moon: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully orbited Chandrayaan-2 on 20 August 2019, a major achievement.
• Fifth flight of PSLV: Successful launch of RISAT-2 BR1 and nine commercial satellites. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the RISAT-2 BR1 and nine commercial satellites in its fiftieth flight (PSLV-C48) from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota on 11 December 2019.
• India’s latest communication satellite ‘GSAT-30’: India’s latest communication satellite ‘GSAT-30’ was successfully launched from the French Guiana spaceport on 17 January 2020.