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Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 16, 2017

The World Food Day will see the Zero Hunger Programme launched in three cities — Gorakhpur in UP, Koraput in Odisha and Thane. The programme has been initiated by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research with ICMR, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation and the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will today commission the locally built antisubmarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam. This is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28.

The Railways will start a pilot run of a cheaper and faster Rajdhani between Delhi and Mumbai. The special train will operate from Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi to the Bandra Terminus in Mumbai. It will decrease travel time by two hours and cost passengers ₹600-800 less than the two other Rajdhanis already on the route.

Huawei will launch the Mate 10 and its sister phone, the Mate 10 Pro, in Munich, Germany. The phones are expected to boast large, 6-inchplus full-screen displays and will carry its newly announced Kirin 970 chip.

Telecom regulator TRAI is likely to meet international long distance operators and access providers today. After fixing the contentious local mobile call termination rates, the regulator is set to review international termination charges. Cellular operators’ association COAI has favoured a steep hike in international termination charges to ₹3.50 aminute against 53 paise now.

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Published on October 16, 2017
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