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Current Affairs in Short: 03 September 2019

Reliance Power has signed a partnership agreement with Japan's JERA to set up a 750 megawatt, gas-based combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh. 

Sep 3, 2019 17:21 IST
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RL Power to set up 750MW power plant in Bangladesh
• Reliance Power has signed a partnership agreement with Japan's JERA to set up a 750 megawatt, gas-based combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh. 
• Reliance Power will hold a 51% stake while JERA will hold a 49% stake in the joint venture. 
• The company signed a power purchase agreement, land lease agreement and gas supply agreement with Bangladeshi government entities.

Steve Smith dethrones Virat Kohli to become top batsman
• Steve Smith secured top spot in test ranking and dethroned Indian captain Virat Kohli to reclaim this position in ICC Test rankings.
• Virat Kohli was dismissed for a first-ball duck in the second innings of the final Test against the West Indies, which saw him slip to the No.2 spot.
• Australia's Pat Cummins, who picked four wickets in the Leeds Test against England, continues to lead the rankings with 908 rating points.

Japan-India Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue held
• The Ministers affirmed their intention to hold the first Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) ahead of the Japan-India Annual Summit this year for advancing cooperation towards peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region.
• The Ministers recognised that peace and stability of the Indian and Pacific Oceans are crucial for ensuring prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region and the entire world.
• The regular exchange of students between the defence educational and research institutions of the two countries, including the National Institute of Defence Studies and the JSDF Staff Colleges of Japan.

KVIC launched ‘Terracotta Grinder’
• A unique project was launched by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in Varanasi. This machine is called ‘Terracotta Grinder’ that will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making.
• According to an estimate, the cost of one tractor trolley of clay is Rs 2,600 in the Varanasi area. The potter will make a saving of at least Rs 520.• KVIC Chairman also distributed 200 Electric Potter Wheels and other pottery machines among the villagers.

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