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Japan Extends ₹3,500 crore credit to India for Covid-19 Crisis Emergency Response Support

Japan’s donor agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) , said it would extend a development assistance loan of ₹3,500 crore (JPY 50 billion) to India for the Covid-19 Crisis Emergency Response Support. This loan will be disbursed to the Government of India for supporting anticipated financing requirement for the implementation of “Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth ..

ADB signs USD 200 million deal with Reliance for power plant in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $200 million financing deal with the Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited to build and operate a 718-megawatt combined-cycle-gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh. Highlights As per the Asian Development Bank, the project is going to ease ongoing energy shortages and drive further private sector investments in the ..

India’s first Underwater Metro to be launched by March 2022

The country’s first underwater metro project, the East-West project of the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, passing through Kolkata’s iconic Hooghly river is set to be launched by March 2022. Connecting the twin cities Kolkata and Howrah, the 16.6 km route with six stations on the way is having its terminal stations at Salt Lake sector ..

Sadako Ogata, first female UNHCR chief passes away

Sadako Ogata (92), a high-profile Japanese diplomat who served as the first female United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000, has passed away on Oct. 22 in Tokyo.

Lucknow metro to become India’s first metro to have its own FM radio station

The Lucknow Metro will become the India’s first metro to have its own FM radio station along with a collaboration with private radio station to provide information regarding metro safety as well as on and off board entertainment. This service aims for infotainment and monetary purpose. It will offer free WiFi service for all the ..