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Thursday, 8 June 2017

PM of India leaves for Kazakhstan to attend SCO summit


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for Kazakhstan, where he will attend the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), and meet some foreign leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping.

At the summit in Astana, India and Pakistan will become full members of the grouping, which at present comprises China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Ahead of his two-day visit, PM Modi stated that he looked forward to deepening engagement with the SCO countries.

At this meeting, on completion of the process, India will become a full member of the SCO upon which the SCO will represent over 40 per cent of humanity and nearly 20 percent of the global GDP. On the evening of June 9, he will also attend the inauguration of the Astana Expo with the theme of “Future Energy”.

Static takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-
  • Kazakhstan is a Country in Central Asia
  • The Currency of Kazakhstan is Kazakhstani tenge
  • The Capital of Kazakhstan is Astana
  • Bakytzhan Sagintayev is the PM of Kazakhstan.
Source- The Hindu Business Line

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