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Controversy Surrounds India’s Name Change to Bharat

A political storm has erupted as a G20 Summit dinner invitation bears the name 'President of Bharat,' breaking away from the customary 'President of India' title. The move has triggered sharp reactions, with the opposition alleging a possible name change for India to Bharat, framing it as an "assault" on the unity of states. In contrast, ruling parties celebrate the shift as a step towards breaking free from a colonial mindset—a concept championed by Prime Minister Nanrednra Modi in his Independence Day address.

Views of India Positive, but Mixed on Modi; Survey

India is generally viewed positively worldwide, with a median of 46% of adults holding a favourable view of the country. However, views of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are more mixed, with a 37% median expressing confidence in him, while 40% lack confidence, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research centre.

Symbolic; Shivashakti and Tiranga Mark Chandrayaan Lunar Achievements

In a gesture of profound significance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the christening of key lunar locations with names that reflect India's spiritual ethos and indomitable spirit. As he addressed scientists at the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru, PM Modi revealed that the site where Chandrayaan-3's lander made its lunar touchdown will now be known as 'Shivashakti'. Similarly, the spot where Chandrayaan-2's landing occurred will be called the 'Tiranga Point'.

August 23; Chandrayaan Landing Day  is Now ‘National Space Day’

In a significant announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared August 23 as 'National Space Day', a day that holds immense importance in India's space exploration journey. This date marks the momentous occasion when Chandrayaan, India's lunar mission, executed a soft landing on the moon. Additionally, PM Modi designated the landing site of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface as the 'Shiv Shakti' point.

Renaming of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Sparks row

The recent renaming of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) to the Prime Ministers' Museum and Library (PMML) Society has triggered a polarized debate within the political landscape. This move, implemented on the backdrop of India's 77th Independence Day, has ignited a clash of perspectives between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition, primarily led by the Congress party.

Manipur; Supreme Court’s Call on Violence

In a scathing critique of law enforcement and the government's response to the ethnic violence in Manipur, the Supreme Court has expressed deep concern over the delay and inefficiency in the police investigation. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, leading the bench, referred to the investigation as "tardy" and "lethargic," highlighting the delayed registration of FIRs and statements

Manipur Ethnic Clashes: Root Causes and Ongoing Violence

The northeastern Indian state of Manipur is grappling with inter-ethnic clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities, resulting in loss of lives, displacement, and property destruction. This article explores the historical factors behind the conflict and the recent violence sparked by a demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the Meitei community.

UPI in France; Indian Tourists Can Now Pay in Rupees at...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces that Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will be used in France, allowing Indian tourists to make cashless rupee payments, including at the iconic Eiffel Tower. The agreement between India and France opens up a new market for Indian innovation, further expanding UPI's international acceptance.

Narendra Modi To France for Bastille Day Parade: Key Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting France at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron. He will attend the Bastille Day Parade and hold discussions on defence, space, trade, and investment. Get the latest updates on PM Modi's visit to France and his upcoming travel to Abu Dhabi.

Obama remark; balance between religious freedom, social harmony

Former US President Barack Obama’s remarks on Muslims in India at the time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States evoked mixed response from the political arena.