Modi 3.0 takes charge as PM; releases 17th installment of Kisan Nidhi Yajana on first day of office

Narendra Modi took charge as the Prime Minister of India on Monday for his third term at the office.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his third term in office by approving the distribution of PM Kisan Nidhi's 17th installment, which will disburse over Rs 20,000 crores and help 9.3 crore farmers, on Monday.

PM Modi, who took the oath of office on Sunday for an unprecedented third straight term, signed the file pertaining to the instalment to the farmers' under the flagship scheme that was launched in 2019. PM Modi took charge of his duties in New Delhi on June 10, after taking oath as Prime Minister for the third time on June 9. 

At a ceremony on June 9 in the evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu administered the Oaths of Office and Secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his 71 Members of the Council of Ministers. The Prime Minister's inauguration is witnessed by a large number of dignitaries and leaders. 

It is worth noting that the newly swearing in ministers' portfolio assignments are anticipated to be finalized during the first cabinet meeting on Monday.

Modi's first message to the 'Global South' after oath

After taking oath as Prime Minister, Modi emphasized that India will continue to pursue its goal of a developed India by 2047 as well as work for peace, progress and prosperity of the region in close partnership with countries. He further said that India will continue to amplify the voice of the Global South in the international arena.

Participation in BRICS meeting to mark India's inaugural foreign policy engagement

It should be noted after the historic third consecutive win of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the first assignment he will take on is the India's foreign policy at the meeting of the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Foreign Ministers beginning in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.

The two-day meeting chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov comes ahead of the BRICS Summit slated to be held this October.