Narendra Modi Current Affairs - 2020

Kunwar Bai: 106-year-old icon for Swachh Bharat campaign passes away

Kunwar Bai, a 106-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh who was chosen as mascot for `Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, passed away after a prolonged illness.  She had shot to fame in 2016 when story of her selling goats to build toilet at home had got nationwide publicity. She was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at public meeting at Kurrubhat village in Rajnandgaon district and later made a mascot for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Kunwar Bai

She was recognised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building toilet by selling off her 8-10 goats to build two toilets at her home. Apart from that, she started showing other villagers the toilets at her home while educating them about its importance. She had encouraged others from village to build toilets. Her efforts had help to make her village ‘open defecation free as very home in her village has toilets.

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MoUs worth Rs 4.28 lakh crore inked at UP Investors Summit

The Uttar Pradesh government signed 1,045 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) amounting to proposed investments worth Rs 4.28 lakh crore at UP Investors Summit 2018 in Lucknow.

The summit was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave 4-P mantra: Potential, policy, planning and performance which leads to progress. It witnessed presence of business leaders such as Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, N Chandrasekaran, Gautam Adani, among others. They announced investment plans in UP over the next three to five years.

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The mega event was organised to bring together heads of states and governments, ministers, leaders from corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academicians from around world to further cause of economic development in Uttar Pradesh and promote cooperation to pave way for better investments.

PM Narendra Modi announced setting up of defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand region along with Defence Investors’ Cell will be set under Defece Ministry to ensure speedy development of the corridor.

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries announced that Jio will invest another Rs 10,000 crore over next 3 years. Gautam Adani, chairman of Adani Group announced investment of Rs 35,000 crore over next 5 years.

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran announced setting up new campus for 30,000 people in state along with opening IT centre in Varanasi. Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla announced investments of Rs 25,000 crore over next five years, spread across group’s multiple businesses in state.

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