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Trending in India: Modi Govt’s one year; Maggi ban

Modi Sarkar One Year Dialogue

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is close to its one year anniversary, media publications are engaged in releasing report cards for the Modi government and what it has been able to achieve in 365 days. Among a pool of many, Network18 group is going high on Twitter with the launch of its Modi Sarkar One Year Dialogue.

It is inviting industry experts and policy makers from the government to share their opinions and views on Modi Sarkar’s achievements so far and how far has it been able to deliver the promise of ‘acche din’ (good days). Policy makers of the NDA government (National Democratic Alliance) and experts from various fields will come together to discuss the progress of ‘acche din’ at a conclave today.

Modi schemes in the infrastructure and the financial sector have been successful in grabbing the attention of economists but in a broader context the last year has all been about more campaign and movements that were focussed on changing the image of India on the world map with Mr Modi’s plans and marquee schemes such as Jan Dhan Yojna, Swachch Bharat, Namami Gange, among others, the Indian government has publicised them heavily on social media to spread awareness and mobilise people.

Maggi Noodles may go off kitchen shelves in Uttar Pradesh

Maggi Noodles have come under fire, not for cooking, but under the food regulatory body, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s scanner after samples suggested that it contains high level of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead. The levels are way above the permissible limit which may dampen the sentiment of Maggi lovers across India.

In India, Maggi is not the first food product to face a ban under consideration of food safety and standards, others include Cadbury Chocolates with a lot of insects infested chocolates. Coke and Pepsi were also under the scanner for insecticide content. People took to social media to react to this latest discovery about their favourite noodles. Reaction is varied but a commodity like Maggi Noodles is available in every household and the possible ban is expected to come down heavily on them.

However, only further sampling, tests and research will be able to confirm the news as Nestle has denied addition of any harmful content in Maggi Noodles.