The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is on a two-day visit to Egypt.
- Today she held talks on bilateral relations with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sissi and his counterpart Sameh Shoukry Hassan in Cairo.
- Important Note: During the visit, India and Egypt sign MoU on cooperation and science and technology Tourism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the birth centenary celebrations of the legendary freedom fighter from the Northeast wife, Rani Gaidinliu at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.
- The Prime Minister also issued a commemorative coin hundred rupees and circulation coin five rupees on Rani Gaidinliu.
Business & Economy
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan is on a three-day visit to Kathmandu (Nepal).
- During this visit, he met the Nepalese Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa.
- India and Nepal signed an agreement to put a pipeline Raxaul in Bihar Amlekhgunj in Nepal to provide gasoline, diesel and ATF to the landlocked Himalayan kingdom.
- The pipeline 41 km – 2 km in India and 39 km in Nepal – will initially provide gasoline, diesel and kerosene.
- It will be built by IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) at a cost of Rs 200 crore.
- Note: This will be the first trans-national oil pipeline in Southeast Asia.
Awards and Recognition
Zaina Erhaim, a journalist based in Syria which formed citizen reporters in the country ravaged by war won 2,015 Peter Mackler Scholarship courageous and ethical journalism.
India win against Sri Lanka by 278 runs Test Cricket Colombo.
Sri Lankan cricket Kumara Sangakkara farewell to international cricket.
- Note: He was immediately offered the post of High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK after his farewell match test.
Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer has beaten the world number one Novak Djokovic to win his seventh title Cincinnati Masters.
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