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Panda Bond in Chinese Currency in Pakistan
The Pakistan government approved the issuance of the country's first renminbi-denominated bonds to raise loans from Chinese capital markets on December 27, 2018.
Expenditures of Nepali Citizens in India Capped
Nepal capped the amount of Indian currency a Nepali citizen can spend in India on December 25, 2018. A Nepali citizen will not be able to spend more than Rs.1 lakh per month while paying for goods and services in India.
Two World Records for Telangana State Cancer Institute
The Department of Health, Medical and Family Welfare and the MNJ Institute of Oncology have achieved the Guinness World Records and High Range World Records, respectively. MNJ institute of Oncology organized the largest men’s gathering of Health Awareness on Prostate Cancer at Hyderabad in commemoration of Cancer Day on October 26, 2018. 487 men participated in this awareness program.
London's Gatwick Airport Sold
The Gatwick airport is the world's second busiest single-runway airport. 50.01% stake has been bought by the French construction company Vinci SA for $3.7 billion. Gatwick is the largest airport in Vinci’s global network from Brazil to Sweden.
India to give Monetary Assistance to Bhutan
PM Narendra Modi announced financial assistance of Rs. 4,500 crore to Bhutan on December 28, 2019. India will continue to support Bhutan's developmental needs.
Israel Parliament Dissolves Government
Israel's Parliament, the Knesset voted to dissolve the government in the night on December 26, 2018. The bill was passed with a vote of 102-2. There will now be early elections scheduled for April 9, 2019.
3D Model of Cancer for Better Understanding
Scientists in Cancer Research U.K. Cambridge Institute(CRUK) have built a Virtual Reality (VR) 3D model of cancer. The virtual tumour will allow the cancer cells to be studied in detail from all angles. This project is part of CRUK's Grand Challenge Awards.
Google Has a New Competitor
China launched its first communication satellite to provide broadband internet services worldwide on December 22, 2018. The satellite was launched from a Long March 11 carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in north-western China.
China to Contribute Towards Development Projects in Maharashtra
India and China agreed on 10 pillars of cooperation to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis met Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in Mumbai on December 23, 2018. Investment opportunities in Maharashtra towards infrastructure, tourism development & the enhancement of cultural ties were discussed between the two.
Russia Tests Hypersonic Missile
Russia completed successful testing of a hypersonic missile on December 26, 2018. The test was carried out in far eastern Kamchatka and the missile 'Avangard' will be ready for use from 2019. Putin has laid out plans to develop missiles banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) if the U.S. abandons it.
Iran Holds Meeting with Afghan Taliban
Iran had a meeting the Afghan Taliban shortly after the militants returned from peace talks in the UAE. The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani made the announcement during his visit to Kabul on December 26, 2018.