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Gorakhpur now has world's longest railway platform

A newly constructed railway platform in Gorakhpur, U.P. entered into the Limca Book of World Records for being world’s longest railway platform. Platform No. 1 of the Gorakhpur is 1366.33 metres with ramp and 11355.40 metres without it. Gorakhpur is headquarter of North Eastern Railways zone. The World’s longest railway platforms are: Gorakhpur railway station (Uttar Pradesh, ..

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Lativa becomes the 18th state to join the Eurozone

The Baltic nation, Latvia joined the Euro Zone, with the expectation that the euro will lower its borrowing costs and encourage investors by eliminating currency risk. It became the 18th member of the European Union, which uses the Euro as its currency and the fourth smallest economy in the euro zone after Malta, Estonia and ..

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EU bestows "GSP-Plus" status on Pakistan

The European Union (EU) has given GSP-Plus status to Pakistan, a move that is likely to encourage the textile and other industries as it grants exporters duty-free access to 28 member nations of the EU group. Pakistan was in talks with several EU member countries to get the status. Under this, 75 Pakistani products would have ..

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6 key central banks in the world to make currency swap arrangements permanent

6 major central banks of the world to make their network of currency swap facility permanent. These banks will convert their temporary bilateral liquidity swap facility into standing facility that will remain permanent until further notice. The 6 central banks are:- The Bank of Japan US Federal Reserve The European Central Bank The Bank of ..

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EU barred funding settlements for Israel

European Union (EU) has issued an instruction that will bar all 28 member states from funding projects connected to Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, including annexed east Jerusalem. From 2014 the guiding principle adopted by the European Commision (EC) will affect all EU grants, prizes and funding, with no further funding available to Israeli ..

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