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#TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Key ministers of Modi 2.0 cabinet share progress report as govt completes 1 year

Key ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet were LIVE on India TV all day long, providing updates on the strides made by the BJP-led government as it completes the first year in power in its second term. Check out the highlights to know what members of Team Modi had to tell India TV.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2020 23:25 IST
One year of Modi 2.0 government: Union Ministers were be LIVE on India for a day-long event.
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One year of Modi 2.0 government: Union Ministers were LIVE on India for a day-long event.

Key ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet were LIVE on India TV all day long, providing updates on the strides made by the BJP-led government as it completes the first year in power in its second term. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to embark on a month-long celebration to mark the first anniversary of Modi 2.0, as part of which the party has planned  "virtual rallies" across the country. Over 1,000 virtual conferences will be organised by the ruling party over the next month. Check out the highlights to know what members of Team Modi had to tell India TV.

Coronavirus news, May 29

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  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | LIVE

    • I request all to trust PM Narendra Modi as he is working for every Indian. I assure everyone that this government is ready to listen to you. This government is ready to work.
    • I Will talk with GST Council and try to find a way about GST late fees. 
    • Atmanirbhar Bharat does not mean erecting walls around us.
    • PPEs were not being manufactured in large numbers in India at the start of coronavirus pandemic. Now, we are at a position to even export PPEs.
    • Efforts to politicise issues of migrant labourers unfortunate.
    • Rahul Gandhi should first try to speak with states ruled by his own party and then think of offering advice to Central Government.
    • Rahul Gandhi speaks a lot but how much expertise he has remains to be seen. At least those briefing him should take care.
    • Rampant corruption took place in MNREGA during Congress rule. This has been noted by CAG.
    • Congress party is expert at launching schemes but it can't correct mistakes and corruption that takes place during implementation.
    • The package was announced after extensive discussion with various people including chief ministers of states.
    • We ensured cash transfer immediately after lockdown through PM Garib Kalyan Yojana.
    • Package announced by the government will even help someone selling flowers and fruits on the street.
    • It is hard to estimate exact damage coronavirus has done to the economy at present.
    • It is hard to correctly estimate right now when current uncertainty will go away.
  • 5:07 PM (IST) Posted by Dhairya Maheshwari

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: MoS Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju | LIVE

    • We have prepared a road-map for sporting events to resume all over the country.
    • Sports are important for a country like ours.
    • Not only active sports, but there are also millions of people associated with the sports industry. We are looking to resume sporting activities as soon as possible.
    • As far as IPL and other sporting leagues go, we need to ensure that health and other mechanisms are in place before we take any informed decision.
    • Once the sporting events restart, we need to adapt ourselves to them being held at empty stadia without spectators.
    • At least till the end of this year, expect no spectators as sporting events resume.
    • A larger relief package for sportspersons and organisations finding it hard to tide over the coronavirus crisis will be decided in consultation with the Union Finance Ministry. The relief our ministry has been providing over the last several months has been adequate.
    • Fake news is a big issue before the country
    • Rahul Gandhi is instigating the poor. He keeps on saying that poor need this poor need that. But he continues his rhetoric without realising realities with respect to the resources. Is he senseless? or is he being led on a wrong path by those around him?

    READ | Is Rahul Gandhi senseless or is he being led on a wrong path, asks Kiren Rijiju


  • 4:33 PM (IST) Posted by Dhairya Maheshwari

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi | LIVE

    • PM Modi has been at the top of things all along since the coronavirus pandemic hit India.
    • PM Modi's timely actions and leadership have resulted in India having one of the highest recovery rates in the world.
    • Direct cash transfers have been made to the poor and the vulnerable.
    • One of our biggest achievements has been doing away with Article 370.
    • There is no Islamophobia in India. Those spreading rumours of Islamophobia are defaming the nation.
    • Prime Minister Modi's policies are benefiting everyone, irrespective of their religion.
    • I don't have any complaints against foreigners who have accused us of Islamophobia. But I am not happy with our own people levying such allegations.
    • Tablighi Jamaat followers constitute just a fraction of the Muslim population. We can't defame the entire community for the actions of Tablighi Jamaat followers.
    • The police is on the case of Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad. He will be brought to book soon.


  • 2:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: MoS Road Transport and Highways General VK Singh | LIVE

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: MoS Road Transport and Highways General VK Singh | HIGHLIGHTS

    • The biggest challenge we are facing right now is the coronavirus pandemic. 
    • We amended the Motor Vehicle Act, which is showing tremendous outcomes.
    • Our system is fair and it treats everyone equally. Even I have paid challans. 
    • The economic corridors, highways and expressways are pre-planned. These developments are going to benefit everyone. 
    • More infections are spreading in Ghaziabad through Delhi. 
    • Today, there is a lot of growth of infrastructure and development in Jammu and Kashmir. 
    • If Pakistan doesn't understand our sensitivities on cross-border terrorism soon, we might take a different path altogether. 

    READ | Removing Article 370 from J&K one of the greatest achievements of Modi 2.0: MoS General VK Singh


  • 1:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal | LIVE

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal | HIGHLIGHTS

    • Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are working hard to fight coronavirus. 
    • In the first five years, Railways improved the essential facilities. In the past one year, we are improving as per the the expectations of people. 
    • In the last one year, nobody died due to rail accidents. We improved cleanliness, installed bio-toilets, cleaned up stations and installed Wi-Fi at stations among a host of measures.
    • We are also trying to expand and implement new train routes. 
    • We are working extensively on 58 criticals projects. 
    • We are trying our best to send all the migrants to their destinations. 
    • According to the guidelines, Railways would just provide commuting services. Initially, the states were following that laid-down procedure nicely.
    • I am directly in touch with everyone so that we can help the stranded migrants get back to their homes. 
    • On May 25, we contacted all the states to send us their respective lists of passengers and the number of trains required to ferry them back to their home states.
    • We have been consistently sending trains to the states which are in need. 
    • People need to be sensitive about the ongoing situation and they should refrain from whipping-up emotions against the Centre.
    • PM Modi took charge of the situation by announcing lockdown when the whole world was being ravaged by the coronavirus. 
    • June 2 onwards, over 200 trains will be back on track across the country, plying as per their usual timetable.
    • Under the leadership of PM Modi, India can face any challenge. 
    • PM Modi is always a step ahead of others. He takes decisions as soon as possible.

    Also read: Maharashtra's railway apparatus in time of crisis was not up to mark: Piyush Goyal

    READ | Has pandemic put a brake on Rly's bullet trains/high-speed corridors? Piyush Goyal answers


  • 12:49 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Narendra Tomar | LIVE

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Narendra Tomar shares progress report as Modi govt completes 1 year | HIGHLIGHTS

    • Farmers are doing their job even during such a serious pandemic. 
    • We have cleared 99 per cent of the pending wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
    • We have increased the budget of MNREGA last week.
    • Congress President Sonia Gandhi is only good at giving suggestions. We, on the other hand, believe in delivering results.
    • Nearly Rs 6,000 crore has been allotted to farmers under the PM Fasal Bima Yojna. 
    • The Congress party is just busy indulging in a blame-game.
    • We need to unite in order to effectively fight coronavirus.
    • We are well-prepared to deal with the locust attack.

    READ | Govt increased budget for MNREGA, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar


  • 12:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Shekhawat | LIVE

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Jal Shakti Gajendra Shekhawat shares progress report as Modi govt completes 1 year | HIGHLIGHT

    • We have made sure that not just water supply, potable water is also accessible to the people. 
    • We have also made sure that used water is treated well and sent back for re-use. 
    • There are some people who oppose everything even if the initiatives in question are beneficial.
    • People need to forget politics and focus on the work in hand that is, saving people's lives.
  • 11:53 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Law and Justice, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad | LIVE

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Law and Justice, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad shares progress report as Modi govt completes 1 year | HIGHLIGHTS

    • People know PM Modi works for them and will continue to do so.
    • If we would have been able to implement the NPR properly, the migrants would not have faced so much trouble. 
    • JAM-Jan Dhan Adhaar Mobile---we are working on sending money directly to everyone's account. 
    • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been opposing the lockdown since the beginning. 
    • If Congress has so much issue with lockdown, why are Congress-led states imposing it?
    • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is not cooperating in our battle against coronavirus.
    • We have improved MNREGA and ADHAAR.
    • We have allocated Rs 40,000 crore in MNREGA, provided free ration for three months for migrants and the poor, and are taking various other measures for their betterment. 
    • We have deleted thousands of videos on Tik Tok and have given strict warnings to them from time to time. 

    Also read: TikTok must follow Indian laws, has been asked to take down thousands of videos, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • 11:27 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar | LIVE

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Environment Minister, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar shares progress report as Modi govt completes 1 year | HIGHLIGHTS

    • The lockdown is necessary as we don't have a cure for this virus. 
    • This opposition only opposes. When we were in opposition, we were more constructive. 
    • Congress needs to learn the political kindness that we have.
    • We need the cooperation of the people to win this battle against coronavirus. 
    • When lockdown began, I knew people will be spending more time watching TV, so it occured to me it's time to re-visit Mahabharat and Ramayan.

    READ | India in much better position compared to other big nations hit by COVID-19: Prakash Javadekar


  • 10:10 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari | LIVE

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari shares progress report as Modi govt 2.0 completes 1 year | HIGHLIGHTS

    • The work on the Mansarovar ​Road where the temperature goes even below minus 8 degree Celcius is also underway and will be completed in another 6 months. 
    • We need to learn the art of living with coronavirus until we have a vaccine to treat it.
    • We need to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and take all the necessary steps for our own safety.
    • This no the time to do politics. We need to focus on the safety and protection of our people. 
    • This lockdown was taken in consultation with the CMs of this country and everyone agreed.
    • Migrants are going back to their villages because of fear and tension, so we need to spread positivity.
    • PM Modi cares about these migrants and will take every measure for their well-being.
    • This is an artificial virus and therefore it's taking a lot of time to find its cure.
    • We have vaccines for all types of flu but we don't have a vaccine for this. 
    • The situation of Mumbai is quite worse. 
    • There is a lack of coordination, cooperation and communication while handling the migrant issue. 
    • Migrant labourers contribute only 10-20 per cent to our economy. 
    • There is a drop in the revenue of the central government. 
    • Right now we have a surplus of PPE kit.
    • We have prepared a list of things we exported and imported in the last 3 years. 
    • We will achieve the goal of being a $5 trillion economy. 

    READ | Govt considering increasing import duty on Chinese products: Gadkari


  • 9:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany


  • 8:59 AM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    #TeamModiOnIndiaTV: Here is the schedule for ministers of Modi cabinet on India TV today

    Ministers of the Narendra Modi government are coming LIVE on India TV all day long, talking about the progress report as Modi 2.0 government completes one year in office. Here is the tentative schedule.

    Guests name
    Nitin Gadkari
    Prakash Javadekar
    Ravi Shankar Prasad
    Gajendra Shekhawat
    Narendra Singh Tomar
    Piyush Goyal
    General V K Singh
    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    Kiren Rijiju
    Nirmala Sitharaman
  • 8:32 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates: Global overview

    • One in four US workers have lost their jobs since mid-March
    • Brazil’s new COVID-19 cases soar to daily record
    • Premier League set to resume in June
    • Japan ends its COVID-19 state of emergency
    • South Korea tightens restrictions to curb a new spike in cases
    • Travel between Australia and New Zealand may resume in September
    • England to ease some social distancing restrictions
    • Spain begins 10-day national mourning for lives lost to COVID-19
  • 8:04 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Watch yoga lessons to remain healthy forever

    Watch yoga guru Swami Ramdev's lessons to boost immunity, maintain good health LIVE every day at 7:58 am and repeat 5 pm, only on India TV. Watch today's show on yoga asanas to remain healthy forever | 

  • 7:27 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    New research exposes vulnerability of cancer patients who contract the virus

    Up until now, there has been little research in to how COVID-19 affects cancer patients. A new study released Thursday reported that 13% of cancer patients who contract COVID-19 are likely to die.

  • 7:05 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    More than 2,579,000 recovered from coronavirus infection so far: Summary

    Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of coronavirus news in India and across the world, with me, Sushmita Panda and my colleagues Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat  Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Priya Jaiswal,  Sidhant Mamtany and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on twitter ​​ ​​@sushmitapanda@himaanshus@ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais@SidMamtany, and  @rashihardaha for news, tips, photos, questions and comments.

    Here's a quick overview: 

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 5.9 million, including more than 362,000 fatalities. More than 2,579,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Deaths by country:

    United States- 1,03,330
    Italy- 33,142
    Spain- 27,119
    France- 28,662
    United Kingdom- 37,832
    Belgium - 9,388

    Coronavirus in India: Total COVID-19 positive cases cross 165,000-mark
    Coronavirus Death Toll in India: As of Friday evening, the death toll stood at 4,711


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