Page-3 of Current Affairs - October, 2017

11th India-US Trade Policy Forum Meeting held in Washington D.C

The 11th India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) Meeting was held in Washington D.C, capital city of US. It was chaired jointly by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Both sides held discussions on issues related to bilateral trade, areas of mutual cooperation, market access in agriculture, ..

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World’s fastest, shortest laser pulse created

Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland have successfully created the world’s shortest X-ray laser pulse with duration of just 43 attoseconds (1×10−18 of a second). This laser pulse is the shortest controlled event that has ever been created by humans. Laser Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is ..

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India to host UN Summit on Conservation of Migratory Species in 2020

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that India will host next Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Conference of Parties 13 (CMS COP13) in year 2020. CMS COP is also known as a Global Wildlife Conference. Key Facts The announcement was made during 12th Meeting of the Conference ..

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Indian Army finalises plan to modernise weapons

The Union Defence Ministry and Indian Army has finalised infantry modernisation plan to purchase large number of light machine guns (LMGs), assault rifles and battle carbines at cost of nearly Rs. 40,000 crore to replace its ageing and obsolete weapons. It is one of biggest procurement plans of Indian Army under which around 7 lakh ..

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India sends first wheat shipment to Afghanistan via Chabahar port

India has flagged off shipment of wheat for Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port. It was flagged off from Kandla port in Gujarat by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani through video conferencing. Key Facts Chabahar port is strategically located in Sistan-Balochistan province on energy-rich Iran’s southern coast in Gulf of ..

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