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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies at Shanghai

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai on Saturday.

Addressing the students at the university, Modi talked of the two nation’s historical ties and the need for cooperation to eliminate poverty.

“It is said that 21st century belongs to Asia. One-third of the world population belongs to these two countries. So if India and China work together to eliminate poverty, one-third of the global population will be rid of this problem, which will be beneficial for the entire world,” he said to the students and faculty of the university, in Hindi.

The PM said that the two nations house one third of  world’s population, and hence eliminating poverty will benefit the world as a whole.

At the occasion Modi also praised Gandhi, calling him a global citizen.

“The world today is going through two major crises — global warming and terrorism. Solutions to both lie in Gandhi’s teachings. Gandhi is still relevant.” he said.

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Tesla Gets an Approval to Manufacture Cars in China

Starting production by November would be a critical milestone for the automaker if it hopes to continue to increase sales and avoid the high cost of shipping and tariffs, the TechCrunch report added

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has got an approval to manufacture cars in China and the company is building a $2 billion factory in Shanghai, its first manufacturing unit outside the US, the media has reported.

Tesla plans to build at least 1,000 of its Model 3s each week in the Chinese factory, which could be up and running within weeks, the BBC has reported.

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The new factory will give Elon Musk’s Tesla access to China which is incidentally the world’s largest car market.

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Visitors inspect Tesla electric cars at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, Jan. 18, 2019. VOA

A Chinese tech site also reported the news and provided a screenshot of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved automakers. Tesla is the first automaker listed, according to TechCrunch.

Earlier in July, the EV maker wrote in its quarterly earnings letter to shareholders that Model 3s production was on track to begin at its Shanghai factory by the end of 2019.

Starting production by November would be a critical milestone for the automaker if it hopes to continue to increase sales and avoid the high cost of shipping and tariffs, the TechCrunch report added. (IANS)