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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD APR 2017

(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. FIRST INDIA, INDONESIA ENERGY FORUM’ HELD IN JAKARTA
i. First India Indonesia Energy Forum was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Mr. Piyush Goyal and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, Mr. Ignasius Jonan took part in this forum.
ii. The reports of 2nd Joint Working Group on Oil and Gas, 4th Joint Working Group on Coal and 1st Joint Working Group on New and Renewable Energy, which preceded the energy forum, were presented to two Ministers during the Energy Forum.
iii. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on cooperation in the field of Oil and Gas was signed at the energy forum.

2. PRESIDENT OF NEPAL, BIDYA DEVI BHANDARI’S VISIT TO INDIA
i. Bidya Devi Bhandari, the 1st female President of Nepal was on an official visit to India.
ii. During Ms. Bhandari’s visit, both sides assessed the implementation of ongoing cross-border connectivity projects including development of Terai roads, integrated border check posts, cross-border railway lines and cross-border pipeline for carrying petroleum products which is first of its kind in South Asia.
iii. Both sides also reviewed bilateral energy cooperation, including development of 5,723 cr Arun 3 power project in Nepal and Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar high capacity transmission line.

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