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| Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 09, 2017

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India is to officially become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on June 9, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi would hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the issue of India’s membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group. The 17th SCO Summit is taking place in Astana on June 8-9.

The Shipping Ministry will today organise the first of many workshops under the Sagarmala programme in order to engage with stakeholders on implementation of projects. The first workshop themed ‘Accelerating Sagarmala Implementation — Engaging with States’ will be organised at India Habitat Centre in the Capital. As part of the Sagarmala programme, more than 400 projects have been identified across the areas of port modernisation and new port development, connectivity enhancement, port-linked industrialisation and coastal community development.

A five-member delegation from AAP will visit Mandsaur and meet the farmers on Friday. The farmers’ protest in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur intensified on Wednesday, a day after five people were killed in firing, as agitators set on fire about ten vehicles, prompting authorities to clamp curfew in the district. Mobile internet services were suspended in Mandasaur, Rattam and Neemuch districts since morning to check spread of rumours.

Andhra Pradesh Tourism will hold a three-day full moon festival at Oravakallu, a natural landscape of regal rock formations in Kurnool district from Friday. The ‘Punnami Oravakallu’ will commence on a grand-scale amidst the rock formations, considered as one of the oldest rock formations in the world.

The full moon on June 9 will appear as the smallest full moon of 2017, because it will occur when the moon is the farthest full moon from Earth. It's been called the micro-moon and the mini-moon. This month's full moon comes less than a day after reaching lunar apogee, the moon's farthest point in its monthly orbit around Earth.

Published on June 09, 2017
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