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US to sign peace deal with Taliban forces to end war in Afghanistan

The US President Donald Trump recently announced that the United States of America will sign a peace agreement with the Taliban forces on February 29, 2020.


The US and the Taliban forces are to sign peace agreement to end the war of 18 years in Afghanistan. After the agreement, 12,000 US troops that are currently deployed in Afghanistan are to return to US.


The Talibans are sunni Islamic fundamentalists that are currently waging war in Afghanistan. The Taliban held power between 1996 and 2001. They emerged a powerful political and military organization in Afghanistan. Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Opium was completely eradicated. But today, 80% of the world opium originates in Afghanistan. However, the Talibans openly celebrated the 09/11 attacks on the US.


The US waged war in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attack. The war was waged to roll back the control of Taliban. The US conducted two major operations to contain terrorism of Talibans. They were Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-14) and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (2015-present).

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Temperature controlled largest Terminal to store Agro and Pharma Products launched at Mumbai airport

The Mumbai airport has recently launched the world largest temperature-controlled facility to store agro and pharma products. The “Export Cold Zone” launched is capable of holding more than 700 tonnes of cargo.


The terminal connects 500 cargo destinations spread across 175 countries. The unit is spread over 6,000 square metres. It is spread across 12 truck docks equipped with dock-levellers, automated workstations, spacious acceptance and examination area, X-Ray machines and Ball mat system for Unit Load Device.

Mumbai Airport is one of the few airports in the world, first in the country and third in Asia to obtain IATA CEIV PHARMA accreditation.


It is an accreditation provided by International Air Transport Association. The Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceuticals Logistics (CEIV Pharma) was launched by IATA in order to enhance the supply chain of pharma products all over the world. This accreditation establishes safety, security, efficiency and compliance in handling pharmaceutical products.

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