By: D.K Choudhary
India eases Visa Procurement Process for Bangladesh
i. In an effort to ease the process of securing Indian Visas for Bangladesh visitors, the High Commission of India will now allow all Bangladesh travelers with confirmed air, train or bus travel tickets to submit their tourist visa applications directly without prior appointments from January 1, 2017.
ii. The initiative also includes that the date of journey should be after 7 days but within one month of submission of the visa application form.
iii. The Indian Visa Application Centre in Mirpur will receive walk-in tourist visa applications from confirmed travellers and senior citizens from January 1.
♦ Capital: Dhaka
♦ Currency: Bangladeshi taka
♦ Prime minister: Sheikh Hasina
♦ President: Abdul Hamid
Pakitan PM Inaugrates Chinese-Assisted Nuclear Power Plant Chashma-III
i. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Chinese-Assisted 340 MegaWatt Chashma-III nuclear power plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on December 29, 2016
ii. This nuclear power project is a joint collaboration between the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation.
iii. It was executed by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission under the guidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
iv. Under this project Chashma-IV, is expected to be completed in 2017.