However, it seems that India has raced ahead of China as the world’s fastest-growing economy, despite a slowdown in the global economy and tough times for most emerging markets. The world’s largest democracy recorded economic growth at 7.5 percent in the last quarter of 2015, as it surpassed China’s 6.8 percent. While the Chinese juggernaut has still been growing, India’s…
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the world’s first diesel to electric converted locomotive in Varanasi.
Modi was received at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and other senior officials.
After the flag-off from the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) campus, he also interacted with differently abled persons.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to spend around six hours in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, during which he will launch projects worth Rs 3,300 crore.
He will also visit the Sant Ravidas temple.
This is Modi’s 17th visit to the temple town after becoming its representative in 2014. (IANS)