Yogi Adityanath Current Affairs

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.

Key Facts

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.

Month: Categories: States Current Affairs - 2018


Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st CM of UP

Five-time Parliamentarian and BJP’s firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath (44) was sworn in as the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers.

They were administered the oath to the office and secrecy by Governor Ram Naik at oath taking ceremony held in Kanshiram Smriti Upvan in Lucknow.

Besides them 47-member council of ministers consisting of 22 cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state (MoS) with independent charge and 13 ministers of states (MoS) also took oath.  The cabinet has 5 female ministers and 1 Muslim Minster, Mohsin Raza.

About Yogi Adityanath

  • Mahant Yogi Adityanath was born as Ajay Singh Bisht on 5 June 1972 in Panchur, Pauri Garhwal district in then undivided Uttar Pradesh (now in Uttarakhand).
  • He had renounced his family at the age of 21 and became a disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath, then the head priest of Gorakhnath Math.
  • He was promoted to the rank of Mahant of Guru Gorakhnath Temple, following the death of his spiritual father Mahant Aavaidyanath on 12 September 2014. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini
  • He was elected as a MP of Lok Sabha from the Gorakhpur Constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive terms (1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014). He was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at 26.

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) had won the 17th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election by winning 312 seats of the total 403 seats. BJP’s allies Apna Dal (Sonelal) and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party won 9 and 4 seats respectively. Samajwadi Party had won 47 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 19 seats and Congress had won 7 seats. The election was held from 11 February to 8 March 2017 in 7 phases with voter turnout of 60-61% compared to 59.48% in 2012 elections.

Month: Categories: Persons in News 2018States Current Affairs - 2018