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8th Executive Council Meeting of NITI Aayog
  • In 2014, the BJP After coming to power, Niti Aayog was created to replace the existing Planning Commission in the country. The Executive Council was created as the apex body of this organization which is the body that allocates funds to the states. 
  • All state Chief Ministers, Governors, Union Ministers and senior government officials are included in this committee chaired by the Prime Minister. The eighth meeting of the Nidi Aayog Executive Council was held today (May 27) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Modi.
  • All state chief ministers were invited to participate in this meeting. The meeting was held at the New Convention Center at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Chief Ministers/Lieutenant Governors of 19 States and 6 Union Territories participated in it.
  • However, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhara Rao, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Khelat, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan did not participate in this meeting. Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann did not attend as they protested against the Emergency Act related to the administration of Delhi and the Punjab government did not accede to its demands. Pinarayi Vijayan did not give any reason.
  • Nitish Kumar said that today's meeting was of no use. Chief Minister Stalin did not participate in this meeting as he was on a foreign trip. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik did not attend the NITI Aayog meeting due to a pre-agreed agenda.
The second meeting of the G20 Anti-Corruption Task Force concluded in Rishikesh (Tehri), Uttarakhand
  • Union Minister of State for Defense and Tourism Mr. Ajay Bhatt concluded the second meeting of the G20 Anti-Corruption Task Force in Rishikesh (Tehri) on May 25.
  • 90 delegates from 20 member countries, 10 guest countries and 9 international organizations including Interpol and IMF participated in this meeting. For this meeting, Additional Secretary of the G20 Anti-Corruption Task Force Mr. Rahul Singh presided. Co-Chairman of the G20 Anti-Corruption Task Force Mr. Giovanni Tartaglia Bolsini, Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mr Fabrizio Marcelli co-chaired the event.
  • Over the last three days, in-depth and constructive discussions were held on several key issues such as asset recovery, fugitive economic offenders, formal and informal channels of information sharing, institutional frameworks to fight corruption and mutual legal assistance.
  • During their stay in Rishikesh, the delegates got a taste of India's rich culture, heritage and cuisine. India looks forward to inviting delegates back to the third G20 Anti-Corruption Task Force meeting in Kolkata from August 9 to 11. To give further impetus to the G20 action plan to strengthen the international fight against corruption, India will host a ministerial meeting on anti-corruption.
National Conference on the theme 'India: On the Path of Progress'
  • On the occasion of the completion of 9 years of Central government, the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting organized a national conference at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi with the theme "9 Years of Seva, Sushasan, Garib Kalyan". 
  • As part of this conference, three sessions were held on the various achievements made under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and the efforts being made by the government for the betterment of the nation.
  • The first session was titled 'India: On the Path of Progress'. Prime Minister Mr. The session shed light on how India has become an internationally prominent country under the able leadership of Narendra Modi.

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