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India Bangladesh new train MITALI EXPRESS launched

PM Modi and  Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurate passenger train between Dhaka to New Jalpaiguri.

The Foreign Secretary of India mentioned that for strengthening the people-to-people connectivity, the two countries have agreed to start a new passenger train service ‘Mitali Express’ between Dhaka cantonment and New Jalpaiguri on the Chilahati-Haldibari train link

The Chilahati-Haldibari train link is a significant one as it connects north Bangladesh with north Bengal.

Singapore ratifies mega free trade agreement RCEP

Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, becoming the first participating country to do so in a multi-nation trade pact that brings together the 10 ASEAN economies as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea.

  • Singapore Currency: Singapore dollar.
  • Capital of Singapore: Singapore.
  • PM of Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong.

The United Arab Emirates names its first female astronaut

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the country’s first female astronaut

  • President of UAE: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • Capital of UAE: Abu Dhabi;
  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham.