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India to give $1 billion line of credit to support Mongolia’s infrastructure

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In a historic visit to Mongolia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India will provide a line of credit of one billion U.S. dollars to support expansion of Mongolia’s economic capacity and infrastructure.

“Supporting development of human resources is the best way to secure a nation’s development. We reiterated our commitment to continue our efforts in Mongolia. India will increase the ITEC ( Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme) training slots for Mongolia from 150 to 200. We will also establish an India-Mongolia Joint School,” said Modi.

Modi also highlighted the fact that how honored he is to be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia.

“It is a special privilege to come on the occasion of two important milestones that unite us – 25 years of democracy in Mongolia and 60 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries,” expressed PM Modi.

PM Modi also handed over a sapling of the Mahabodhi Tree to the historic Gandan Monastery. “The precious gift of Mahabodhi Tree as a token of friendship from the people of India,” said the Prime Minister.

During his stay in Mogolia, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for the expansion and upgrading of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Center of Excellence for Information and Communication Technology. He will also visit the National Cancer Centre to gift Bhabhatron II, which is a state of art nuclear medicine cancer therapy machine, developed and manufactured in India.

 

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PM Modi Advises Scientists To Use Science to Improve Lives

PM Narendra Modi tells Scientists to use science to improve the lives of citizens

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Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon scientists to take up challenges in their research for bettering the daily lives of common citizens, especially farmers, help in reaching clean drinking water, solar power to the people, and solving problems such as pollution.

Highlighting the importance of ‘science for society’, Modi said when all “scientists, all citizens, will move forward with this understanding, both the country and mankind will be benefited”.

“To know the connection between science and society, we have to give answers to some questions. Everybody knows the pollution problem due to increased use of plastic. Can our scientists take up the challenge to come up with saleable and cost effective material which can take the place of plastic?” the Prime Minister asked while inaugurating the India International Science Festival through video conferencing from Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi highlights the importance of ‘Science for Society’. Wikimedia Commons

Modi exhorted scientists assembled from India and abroad for the mega event whether they can take up the challenge to find a better way to store energy or electricity.

“Can we get a solution so that the use of solar power can go up, can we come up with an innovation related to battery and other infrastructure to reach electric mobility to the common man?

“Have we thought of doing something in our lab which can improve the lives of crores of people? Can we find a solution to local drinking water problems and reach clean drinking water to the people?” he asked.

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Modi also urged scientists to ponder over whether they can invent something which would cut down healthcare cost, and benefit peasants by increasing their income.

“We have to think how use of science can help in easing the lives of the people,” he said. (IANS)