Dec 11, 2019, 03.51 AM IST



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  • The inauguration of the training programme was held at FSI. Ambassador J.S. Mukul, Dean (FSI) welcoming the participants mentioned that 179 Afghan diplomats have undergone training at FSI, which is the largest number of diplomats from any country.

    The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced the establishment of two offices to develop 6G, setting off the competition for the next-generation cellular data service that comes after the super-fast 5G. The Ministry said one of the offices will house the government agencies responsible for the relevant policy making.

    This comes amid efforts by France to emerge as a mediator between Washington and Tehran.

    Any dialogue and a deal with Iran is a music to India's ears. It had stopped importing oil from Iran since May and other projects have also slowed down due to US sanctions.

    In its latest order, the ministry has extended these relaxed provisions till December 31 for onion imports with some conditions. Traders who have imported onions without fumigation or having endorsement of such treatment on phytosanitary certificate (PSC) will be allowed to fumigate in India through an accredited treatment provider.

    Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale is visiting Iran for 16th Foreign Office Consultations on 15-16 Sept.

    Exports to Iran have come to a standstill since May with the expiry of the US sanctions waiver to India for six months.

    Prince Charles is on a two-day visit to India in order to strengthen India-UK ties.

    With supplies running short and onion prices at Rs 80/kg, the government will act as a facilitator for onion imports to ease the process and ensure a quick and healthy supply from other countries.

    Addressing media after the 7th India-US Economic and Financial Partnership meeting here, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said both the countries are working together to promote growth and improve economic security. Mnuchin said that the US welcomes the growing bilateral foreign direct investment flows between countries.

    "The government has taken a decision to import one lakh tonnes of onion to control prices," Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said in a tweet. The MMTC has been asked to import onions and make it available for distribution in the domestic market, between November 15 and December 15 period, he added.

    The prices of onions, which had touched Rs 80 per kg in August and September, have again shot up to Rs 100 a kg in some places due to a shortage, triggered by unseasonal rainfall leading to crop damage in the main onion growing zones in Maharashtra. Traders have been demanding to liberalise these norms for a faster import of onions to India.

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