PM Modi visit to Bahrain

PM Modi holds talks with King of Bahrain
Question: The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance has been conferred to which one of the following leader by King of Bahrain?
(a) Narendra Modi
(b) Amit Shah
(c) Nirmala Sitharaman
(d) Rajnath Singh
Answer: (a)
Related facts:
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in Manama, capital of Bahrain.
  • He was conferred Bahrain’s highest honour during his visit to the gulf country on 24-25 August 2019.
  • With this honour, the count of international awards to PM Modi rose to seven since his office assumption in 2014.
  • PM Modi arrived in Manama on the third leg of his three-nation tour to France, the UAE and Bahrain. He was received at the airport by Prince Khalifa.
  • PM Modi visit to Bahrain is significant as it is the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the country.
  • During visit, the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen the friendship between India and Bahrain, with a focus on business relations and cultural exchange. 
  • The two countries signed a string of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the fields culture, space, solar energy and RuPay card.
  • PM Modi also addressed an Indian community event at the Bahrain National Stadium. Prime Minister will witness the formal beginning of the re-development of Shreenathji temple, the oldest in the Gulf region.

Links:

http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=370611

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/bahrain-confers-the-king-hamad-order-of-the-renaissance-to-narendramodi-1591389-2019-08-25

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