India announces $5 billion aid for Africa, seeks support for UN reform

India announces $5 billion aid for Africa, seeks support for UN reform

African students are a common sight in Indian cities like Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi or Kolkata. To encourage them further government announced that an India-Africa virtual university will be set up to meet the difficulty among African students for higher studies in Indian institutions.

India also pledged 10,000 scholarships under this proposed university that will be available for African students.

PM announced a massive $5 billion aid for the next three years and an additional $700 million for setting up new institutions and training programmes across the African continent.

The PM also announced an increase by 900 training slots for the Africans under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC). Therefore a total of 2500 training positions under ITEC will be offered for the next three years to the Africans and total scholarships offered during the same period will amount to 22,000.

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