News For 1st-Jan (Monday)
• India and Russia have boosted Clean Energy Cooperation with New Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Deals.
• In a groundbreaking move, India, the world's third-largest energy consumer, has paid for crude oil from the UAE in rupees. This landmark transaction signals a potential shift in the international trade landscape, with India aiming to reduce reliance on the US dollar and establish the rupee as a viable settlement currency.
• India is set to acquire five lithium-rich blocks in Argentina. This will pave the way for a secure supply of the critical mineral for its electric vehicle and green energy ambitions.
• CM Yogi Adityanath flagged off UP's inaugural intra-district helicopter service in Bateshwar, aiming to boost tourism.
• Death sentences for eight Indian Navy veterans in Qatar have been commuted by the Court of Appeal.
• India aims to establish its own permanent space station called ‘Bharatiya Space Station’ over the next 25 years. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set a target to launch the first module of this station by 2028.
• Virat Kohli became the first batter to cross 2000 runs in seven different calendar years
• Vita Dani, has etched her name in history by becoming the first Indian to be appointed as a governing board member of the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Foundation.
• Fourth of the eight Missile Cum Ammunition Barges, being built by MSME Shipyard SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam, has been inducted into the Indian Navy.
• In a major boost to India's 'Aatmanirbharta' (self-reliance) in defense, the Indian Navy received the final installment of seven Ferry Crafts constructed by Kolkata-based Shalimar Works Ltd."
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