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Government of India appoints P.S. Raghavan as the next Russian Ambassador

Government of India appointed P.S. Raghvan as the next Ambassador of India to Russia. Raghvan, who is an IFS officer of 1979 batch, is presently serving as the Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He will take the position of outgoing Ajai Malhotra, who will retire on November 30, 2013.

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Russia offers India to joint venture in defence manufacturing

Russia proposed to build manufacturing units in India to undertake co-production of defence equipment and also agreed to set up two major projects in a joint venture for manufacturing civil choppers and aircraft. Both nations agreed on collaboration to jointly develop and manufacture civilian aircraft and helicopters especially for emergency relief and medical purposes. These ..

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Russia removes ban on non-basmati rice and oilseeds imports from India

In what can be a major boost to Indian agricultural exports,  Russia has removed the ban on import of non-basmati rice and oilseeds from India. Why Russia had earlier imposed a ban on import of Indian non-basmati rice and oilseeds? Russia had imposed the ban on import of Indian non-basmati rice due to the presence ..

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ISRO postpones GSLV launch due to glitch

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) cancelled Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme after imperfections in its indigenous cryogenic upper stage. The GSLV-D5 mission to launch into orbit the advanced communication satellite GSAT-14 was dropped due to a fuel leak. The lift that was scheduled for 4.50 p.m. on August 19 from Sriharikota spaceport was ..

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AERB nod to run KKNPP first reactor at 50 % capacity

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has granted permission to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) to run its first reactor at 50 % (500 MW) capacity and synchronization of its generator. What is the significance of  approval to Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)? The approval means functioning of every component of the 1,000 MW-reactor supplied by Russia. The KKNPP’ ..

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