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Odisha is set to participate as a ‘Focus State’ in the World Food India (WFI) 2017, mega international food event, to be held at New Delhi next month.
More than 200 global companies and 41 global CEOs from 30 countries will be participating in the event to be held from November 3 to 5. The event will also see 21 ministerial and business delegations, Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises Minister Prafulla Samal said.

More than 450 domestic companies and leading R&D institutes besides 95 Indian industry captains will make their presence felt.
Additional Chief Secretary, MSME Department LN Gupta said, Odisha will set up its own pavilion with 12 stalls to showcase its strength.
Odisha Seafood Exporters’ Association along with Directorate of Fisheries will present the seafood sector. Directorate of Horticulture and APICOL along with local industry will showcase processed agro-food items and spices of Odisha, he added.
Business delegates will have B2B meetings with investors and entrepreneurs of other states and countries.
Japan, Denmark and Germany are partner countries in the World Food India-2017 and Italy, Netherlands are 'Focus Countries'.A seminar on “Potential of Food Processing Sector in Odisha” will be organised on November 3, at Vigyan Bhawan.


Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R. K. Singh addressed the 3rd Global Investors’ India Forum in New Delhi.
The theme of the event was ‘Ideate, Innovate, Implement and Invest in India’ and it was attended by global industry stalwarts.

The event was organized by the ASSOCHAM and witnessed the participation of Global Industry stalwarts, who engaged in an intense discussion with the Minister; and senior officials of the Ministry.

The Nepal government has accepted the resignation of Deep Kumar Upadhyay, the countrys ambassador to India,

who has quit to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections.Upadhyaya had tendered his resignation to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara on October 6.Upadhyay has filed his nomination for the upcoming parliamentary election from Kapilastu district in western Nepal as the ruling Nepali Congress candidate.

A humanoid named Sophia has made history by becoming the first robot in the world to be granted citizenship.
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday offered citizenship to the robot, designed by entrepreneur David Hanson.

Journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin made the announcement at the tail end of an interview with Sophia at The Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
“We just learned, Sophia, I hope you’re listening to me, that you have been now awarded what is going to be the first Saudi citizenship for a Robot,” he said to applause from the audience.