Daily GK Update 27 & 28 May 2017

National News 

 

Nagpur gets India’s first fleet of electric vehicles
The Orange City (Nagpur) has become India’s first city to have electric mass mobility system. It will have a fleet of 200 electric vehicles including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autorickshaws, all of which will be fully owned by cab aggregator Ola.

Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has inaugurated India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project at the Nagpur Airport Complex.

 International News 

India-Mauritius sign four agreements
Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth is on a three-day visit to India. This is his first port of call after assuming office and India laid out a red carpet welcome to make it a truly historic and memorable first visit. Apart from announcing a 500 million USD line of credit, India offered unconditional cooperation in the key area of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Mauritius of continued Indian support in other important sectors including skill development and human resource development. Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth had extensive delegation level talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi. At the conclusion of the talks, both the countries inked four important agreements in the field of education, maritime security, marine science and technology.
Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia
Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city’s upmarket shopping district

India announces $500 mn assistance to Mauritius

India announced a $500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries resolved to deepen ties in a range of areas including the maritime domain. The two countries also signed a maritime security agreement after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.

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