Timeline of the premiership of Narendra Modi

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The following is a timeline of the Premiership of Narendra Modi from his inauguration as Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014 till now. The following are the highlights of the major events that took place under his premiership .

May 2014[edit]

June 2014[edit]

  • June 16–17 – Modi made his first foreign visit to Bhutan following an invitation by King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Tobgay. The visit was called by the media as a "charm offensive" that would also seek to check Bhutan-China relations that had recently been formalised.[2] He also sought to build business ties,[3] including a hydro-electric deal and inaugurated the India-funded Supreme Court of Bhutan building in Thimpu.[4] While talking about the visit, Modi said that Bhutan was a "natural choice" for his first foreign destination because of the "unique and special relationship" the two countries shared. He added that he was looking forward to nurture and further strengthen India's special relations with Bhutan. His entourage included Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh.[5] He was further set to discuss the insurgency in Northeast India, and China.[6]
  • June 30 – Modi went to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh to witness the launch of PSLV C23 carrying French satellite SPOT-7 along with other smaller foreign satellites. He also expressed his intention of funding a unique SAARC satellite for the use of all South Asian nations.

July 2014[edit]

  • July 13–16 – In July 2014, he visited Brazil for his first multilateral visit, the 6th BRICS summit was held at the north-eastern beach city of Fortaleza.[7] In the Fortaleza summit the group have agreed to establish a financial institution rivaling the western dominated World Bank and IMF, The bank would be named the New Development Bank as suggested by the Indian side but Modi govt. failed to bag the bank's headquarter for New Delhi, which would be located in Shanghai, China. Later the BRICS leader also attended an event in Brasilia where they met the UNASUR heads of government. At the same time, the Ministry of External Affairs added Spanish to its list of available languages, which the Hindustan Times read as "indicative of the government's intent to go beyond Europe, Asia and the US to forge diplomatic and trade ties with Latin American nations."[8] He travelled there via Germany.[9]
  • July 16 – Modi met the Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff on the sidelines of the 6th BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil, in July 2014.

August 2014[edit]

September 2014[edit]

October 2014[edit]

October 2 – PM launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan; initiates cleanliness drive at Valmiki Basti, New Delhi.

May 2015[edit]

  • May 9 – Modi launches Jan Suraksha Schemes.[11]
  • May 17 – Trip to China
  • May 18 – Trip to Mongolia
  • May 19 – Trip to South Korea
  • May 25 – Modi addresses a rally in Mathura.
  • May 26 – Modi launches DD Kisan.

June 2015[edit]

  • June 6 - Trip to Bangladesh
  • June 7 - On behalf of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PM Narendra Modi receives the Bangladesh Liberation War honour.
  • June 9 - Assesses healthcare initiatives.
  • June 11 – Bangladesh Liberation War Honour presented to Atal Bihari Vajpayee was handed over to family members by PM Narendra Modi.[12]
  • June 21 – 1st Yoga Day Celebrated, led by PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi. This gathering was held at Raj Path, New Delhi, India.[11]
  • June 24 - Launches Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for providing houses for rural and urban low and mid income group.

July 2015[edit]

May 2016[edit]

November 2016[edit]

  • Nov 8- Announcement of Demonetization of Indian currency denominations of Rs 500 and 1000[13].

August 2017[edit]

The BJP Government formulated the Triple talaq Ban after 100 cases of instant triple talaq in the country since the Supreme Court judgement in August 2017.[14]

December 2017[edit]

  • December 28 - Lok Sabha passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017.[15] The bill make instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddah) in any form — spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp illegal and void, with up to three years in jail for the husband. MPs from RJD, AIMIM, BJD, AIADMK and AIML[clarification needed] opposed the bill, calling it arbitrary in nature and a faulty proposal, while Congress supported the Bill tabled in Lok Sabha by law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.[16][17] 19 amendments were moved in Lok Sabha but all were rejected.

January 2019[edit]

  • January 8 - India's lower house of parliament approves a bill that would grant residency and citizenship rights to non-Muslim immigrants Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from three Muslim-majority countries - Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan - eligible for Indian citizenship. the Bill excludes Muslims.[18] [19]

February 2019[edit]

May 2019[edit]

June 2019[edit]

July 2019[edit]

August 2019[edit]

  • August 5 - Home Minister Amit Shah moved resolution to scrap Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha[27], and also reorganize the state with Jammu and Kashmir serving as one of the union territory and Ladakh region separated out as a separate union territory.[28]


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