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"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने बर्लिन के हाप्तबोनहोफ स्टेशन की यात्रा की"
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"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद में भारत और जर्मनी की स्थायी सदस्यता की दृढ़ता से मांग की "
"श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने औद्योगिक घरानों को ‘मेक इन इंडिया’ के लिए आमंत्रित किया "

April 14th, it was the last day for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tour of Germany. He was in Berlin and supposed to fly to Canada in the evening. The day began with a warm ceremonial welcome for the Prime Minister in Berlin. Chancellor Merkel herself received Shri Modi.

Afterwards, Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel held a meeting. Shri Modi presented the German Chancellor with some manuscripts and papers by Sir C V Raman.  Sir C V Raman received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1930 for his work on scattering of light. Sir Raman performed most of his studies and experiments in India but had a strong connection with Germany.

PM Modi paid a visit to the Berlin Hauptbahnhof-the main railway station in Berlin. Having a tour around the entire station premises, the Prime Minister discussed several ways of modernisation and advancement of the Indian Railways. He was informed about the latest technological improvements.

He also met a group of young students waiting to meet him at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

Later the Prime Minister and the German Chancellor addressed a Joint Press Meet. PM Modi expressed his part of content for having hosted him warmly during his visit. He said that the ‘Indian Lion’ and the ‘German Eagle’ were great partners. PM Modi noted the enthusiasm of the German industry. Shri Modi thanked Chancellor Merkel and Germany for supporting and pushing the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Indian Government at the Hannover Messe.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also highlighted the great potential possessed by India considering that a lot could be learnt from Germany on part of ‘Skill Development.’ Shri Modi touched upon key areas of national safety and security. He once again strongly pitched for permanent membership in the UN Security Council, not just for India but for Germany as well.

Saying goodbye to Germany, PM Modi expressed great satisfaction upon strengthening of India-Germany ties. He even tweeted in German and welcomed the German industrial houses to ‘Make in India’, assuring them that business climate was transforming in the country.

Although he was in Germany, but the PM did not miss to wish the people way back in India on the occasion of various festivals. In the morning itself, Shri Modi extended his warm wishes taking to twitter. He even tweeted in five regional languages and greeted the Nation.

Shri Narendra Modi remembered Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.

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King Chilli ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London for the first time
July 28, 2021

In a major boost to exports of Geographical Indications (GI) products from the north-eastern region, a consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’ also referred as king chilli from Nagaland was today exported to London via Guwahati by air for the first time.

The consignment of King Chilli also considered as world’s hottest based on the Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). The consignment was sourced from Tening, part of Peren district, Nagaland and was packed at APEDA assisted packhouse at Guwahati. 

The chilli from Nagaland is also referred as Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper. It got GI certification in 2008.

APEDA in collaboration with the Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB), coordinated the first export consignment of fresh King Chilli. APEDA had coordinated with NSAMB in sending samples for laboratory testing in June and July 2021 and the results were encouraging as it is grown organically.

Exporting fresh King Chilli posed a challenge because of its highly perishable nature.

Nagaland King Chilli belongs to genus Capsicum of family Solanaceae. Naga king chilli has been considered as the world’s hottest chilli and is constantly on the top five in the list of the world's hottest chilies based on the SHUs.

APEDA would continue to focus on the north eastern region and has been carrying out promotional activities to bring the North-Eastern states on the export map. In 2021, APEDA has facilitated exports of Jackfruits from Tripura to London and Germany, Assam Lemon to London, Red rice of Assam to the United States and Leteku ‘Burmese Grape’ to Dubai.