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Daily News Digest:15 September 2021

7TH FOREIGN OFFICE CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND CHILE

On September 14, 2021, the 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Chile was held in Santiago. Secretary (East) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Riva Ganguly Das represented India. Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms Carolina Valdivia Torres represented Chile.

HINDI DIWAS - 14TH SEPTEMBER

Hindi Diwas is observed annually in India on September 14. The day is celebrated to commemorate the acceptance of Hindi in the Devanagari text as one of the official languages ​​in the various Hindi-speaking states of India.

18TH ASEAN-INDIA ECONOMIC MINISTERS CONSULTATIONS

India has reassured ASEAN partners for its support in recovery efforts after the epidemic during the consultation meeting of the 18th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations meeting.

There were Economic Ministers from all ten ASEAN countries namely, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

CHHATTISGARH’S ‘MILLET MISSION’

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced the launch of ‘Millet Mission’. The mission aims to provide a fair price to farmers for minor cereal crops. The state government will coordinate the deployment of experts from Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR), Hyderabad in selected districts to guide farmers to increase the production of millets. The state will also appoint a senior consultant who will act as a master trainer.

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ANNOUNCED AROUND $1.2 BILLION AID FOR AFGHANISTAN

The international community has announced about $ 1.2 billion to help the people from Afghanistan. At the event, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the importance of engaging with the Taliban to ensure the continuation of aid in India. He also highlighted the importance of addressing other issues such as terrorism, human rights and the nature of government.

INDIA, SINGAPORE TO LINK UPI AND PAYNOW

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced a project to link their respective fast payment systems, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow. The project has been announced to facilitate instant, low-cost, cross-border fund transfers.

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE SIGNED FIVE MoUs WITH PRIVATE COMPANIES

On September 14, 2021, the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers ’Welfare signed 5 memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with private companies. It has signed up for testing projects for 5 private companies namely, CISCO, ITC Limited, Ninjacart, Jio Platforms Limited, and NCDEX at Markets Limited (NeML).

GRABBING LAND A NON-BAILABLE OFFENCE: TAMIL NADU

The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed the Bill on September 13, 2021, which made the encroachment of properties of religious institutions a cognisable and non-bailable offence. The bill was passed due to an increase in cases of encroachment on religious property. 

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