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Five things to watch out for on November 2

| Updated on November 02, 2018 Published on November 02, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi   -  Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a MSME ‘Support & Outreach Program’ on Friday. The event looks to give a boost to the micro, small and medium enterprises sector and help generate employment. It will be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh.
 

 

The Indo French Investment Conclave opens in Nagpur. Over 30 French firms are expected to participate in the investment meet, organised by the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), in association with the Embassy of France. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the event.


Higher import duties on 29 US products are likely to come into effect from today. The government has deferred the implementation of retaliatory import duties against the US twice. The government decided to hike the import duties after Trump administration announced duties on certain steel and aluminium products earlier this year.
 


Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will begin his four day trip to China. He will hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the focus of discussion will be on the controversial $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. India has lodged strong protests with China and Pakistan over a proposed bus service between the two countries through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir under the CPEC project.
 


Trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case will start today. A special court on Tuesday framed terror charges against Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and five other accused in the case. Six people were killed and over 100 injured when an explosive device strapped on a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon, a town about 200 km from Mumbai in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008.

Published on November 02, 2018
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