The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) PSLV-C42, carrying two foreign earth satellites, took off Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh at 10.08 pm on Sunday.
After launching a book on the vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman's first year, Modi said Naidu always provides visionary leadership whenever he gets a responsibility.
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is an international organisation of seven nations of South Asia and South East Asia. Its members are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal.
Interacting with BJP's office-bearers and party workers of his constituency, Varanasi, Modi said everyone in the city is now associated with the ongoing movement for development.
In April, the government had extended the phase 1 of the FAME India scheme by six months till September-end or till its second phase is approved.
The Congress has drawn out a month-long agitational plan where it intends to hold press conferences and protests at every district and state headquarters across the country.
"The launch of India Post Payments Bank has been rescheduled for September 1. The Prime Minister will launch," a senior government official told PTI.
Modi also termed India-China relations as a factor of stability in the world and appreciated the increased momentum of high-level contacts between the two countries across all spheres, including in areas of defence and military exchanges.
Earlier in the day, Modi also spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed about the situation.
As anxiety grew about the state of the 93-year-old leader's health, a stream of leaders, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, BJP chief Amit Shah and Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh, visited him in hospital.
"The country, our society need to be rid off this demonic mindset," he said during his Independence Day address from the Red Fort.
In his last Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort ahead of the next Lok Sabha election, he said the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan (Ayushman Bharat) will be launched on September 25 on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, he listed out the pace of reforms in the last four years of his government that pulled out the country from being considered a "fragile and risky" economy to being the fastest in the world.
Modi had worn an orange and green coloured Jodhpuri bandhej safa for his maiden Independence day speech as Prime Minister in 2014.
Some of the suggestions already received on the website include the ones on cases of rape, open defecation, reservation system and education.
"The vice president has talked about his "khatte-meethe" (sweet and sour) experiences so far. He is a people's man who loves meeting and interacting with them but feels restricted by protocol," a source said.
The prime minister was supposed to visit his home state on July 20, but his trip was put off due to heavy rains in several parts of the state, especially in south Gujarat.
In course of the presentation made here by the CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, it was noted that the pace of road construction has picked up significantly, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
The 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is poised to become the largest free-trade agreement in the world, covering about half of its population.
"Swachh Survekshan Grameen (sanitation urvey - rural) is an extensive effort that will give both strength and crucial feedback to the nation's efforts of creating a Swachh Bharat. I invite you all to take part in this survey," he tweeted.
"The prime minister's reassurance to the corporate sector will boost confidence and allay industries' concerns. This will go a long way in achieving the common desire of inclusive and sustainable growth," Assocham president Sandeep Jajodia today said.
In a statement issued here, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said, "Prime Minister was seen making a futile effort to sell developmental dreams during his two-day visit to Lucknow. He wants to save his lost popularity and credibility through laying foundations of various projects."
Following the delegation-level talks between Modi and Ramaphosa, three MoUs were signed on cooperation in exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, setting up of Gandhi-Mandela Centre of specialisation for artisan skills and agricultural research and education.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted a photograph of Prime Minister Modi and Angolan President Joao Lourenco together at the start of the talks.
Modi was meeting Putin after their informal meeting in May in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi in Russia in May.