April 13, 2024

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Parliament session and Gandhi tribute among news in India

Parliament session and Gandhi tribute among news in India

The authorities of the Asian country mourned Gandhi, who died on January 30, 1948, the victim of an attack.

President Draupadi Murmu led the tributes by laying a wreath at Rajghat, the memorial complex erected in the capital of the Asian nation.

Accompanied by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior military personnel, Murmu held the Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava ceremony, the concept coined by Gandhi himself that embodies equality of fate of the ways. In all religions.

The occasion, which was also marked by a two-minute silence, was an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by Gandhi on behalf of the country, for his instrumental role in leading the freedom movement through non-violent methods in the struggle against British rule. .

A day after the honour, the budget session of the Indian Parliament began with a long speech by President Draupadi Murmu on the responsibility and commitment of lawmakers to sustain the country's achievements.

Murmu also highlighted India's achievements in 2023, including its economic boost, being the first country to plant its flag on the lunar south pole and successfully launching the Aditya Solar Mission.

Murmu also pointed to the successful holding of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit, making it the country with the fastest 5G deployment in the world.

The President referred to legislations enacted such as Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam to ensure greater participation of women in Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies, Digital Personal Data Protection Act in search of a safer digital space, among others.

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He also pointed to the South Asian nation's military advances, strengthening private sector, technological advances, and what he saw as a stronger foreign policy based on national interests.

In this legislative session, the last before the Lok Sabha (lower house) elections scheduled for this year and yet to be scheduled, Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the government's spending forecast for 2024-25. .

The state was not spared criticism from the opposition. The state justified the plan by saying that the plan is based on economic policies that, according to the authorities, promote growth, facilitate comprehensive development, improve productivity, and create opportunities for various sectors.

The interim budget, which was automatically approved by the Cabinet, aims to empower the youth, the poor, women and farmers and build the country's future, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In her speech to lawmakers, Sitharaman announced that capital expenditure expenditures for the next fiscal year will be increased to 3.4% of GDP, as it contains a series of announcements and strategies that indicate trends and methods to make India a developed country by 2047. .

He stressed that there will be greater interest in the Eastern Region, as through the project to install solar panels in homes, one million families will be able to obtain up to 300 units of free electricity every month.

Sitharaman explained that the government will form a high-level committee to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the challenges arising from rapid population growth and demographic changes, with the aim of providing recommendations to address these challenges comprehensively.

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