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Sushma Swaraj Embarks On A Two-Day Visit To Moscow

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for a two-day visit to Moscow, Russia. During this visit, she will attend the meeting of 23rd India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical and Economic Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC).

It will be co-chaired by Swaraj and Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. IRIGC-TEC is a standing body which annually meets and reviews ongoing activities of bilateral cooperation in the fields of investment, bilateral trade and, science   and technology, culture and other issues of mutual interest.

The Samsung Opens World’s Largest Mobile Experience Centre In Bengaluru

After launching the world’s largest mobile phone-manufacturing factory in Noida in July 2018, Samsung has now opened its biggest experience centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka.The Opera House, the 33,000 sq ft the iconic building in the city’s central business district, has been given a facelift to showcase Samsung’s mobile devices and other consumer electronic products.

The Experience Centre has a service centre for phones and is equipped with high-speed public Wi-Fi. A customer will be able to enjoy VR experiences such as the 4D sway chair or the Whiplash Pulsar 4D chair that makes 360 degrees three-dimensional movements.

Three Countries India, Iran And Afghanistan Hold Tripartite Meeting To Consolidate Cooperation

India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan during which implementation of the Chabahar port project and a host of other issues including ways to deepen counter-terror cooperation were discussed.

An Indian delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale while the Iranian team was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi. The Afghan deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai chaired the meeting.

1st Ever Secondary Steel Sector Awards For Contribution To National Economy

Ministry of Steel gave away Secondary Steel sector awards, for the first time, to 26 mini steel companies in recognition of their contribution to the national economy. The awards were given by Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh, at a function in New Delhi. Twelve companies were awarded Gold Certificates and 14 Silver Certificates for their performance during 2016-17.

Click here for list of awardees

Government Approves 100% Electrification Of Railways By 2021-22

The Union cabinet approved a proposal for the complete electrification of Indian Railways by 2021-22, reducing dependence on imported fossil fuel and saving revenue for the national carrier. The move will cost the government Rs12,134 crore. The announcement was made by the Railways Minister, Mr Piyush Goyal.

Besides, complete electrification of broad gauge routes will have a significant impact on safety, capacity and speed. Indian Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world with 67,368km of tracks and 22,550 trains that carry 22.24 million passengers and 3.04 million tonnes of freight every day.

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