Information Fusion Centre

Information Fusion Centre

Navy to operate information fusion centre to boost Indian Ocean security. About: • The Indian Navy will formally inaugurate the Information Fusion Centre (IFC) for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) at the Navy’s Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in Gurugram. About IFC: • Through this Centre, information on “white shipping”, or commercial shipping, will…

Blue Economy

Blue Economy

Kenya, along with Canada and Japan, hosted the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi. About: • Sustainable Blue Economy Conference represents a unique opportunity for stakeholders at all levels, public and private to take stock of both the opportunities – and the challenges – which the Blue Economy concept presents, in the context of Sustainable…

Civil Aviation sector

Civil Aviation sector

Indian Civil Aviation sector is awaiting a lot of reforms amidst challenges emerging like government’s decision for non-operationalization of Draft Passenger Charter and high demand for reforms in Aircraft Act. About: • Draft Passenger Charter: Recently, government has decided not to continue with the Draft Passenger Charter which was unveiled in May, 2018. The charter…

India-Saudi Arabia Relations

India-Saudi Arabia Relations

Saudi Arabia promises India to help in meeting its growing energy demands. About: • The leaders of the India-Saudi Arabia recently met on the side-lines of G20 summit. Highlights of the Meeting: • Energy: In this sector, the kingdom aims to supply India with oil and petroleum products, as well as Saudi Aramco’s investment in…

Extradition Treaty

Extradition Treaty

The middleman involved in Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter bribery case is extradited to India by Dubai police. About: • British national C.J. Michel, involved in the alleged Rs. 3,700 crore Agusta Westland helicopter deal bribery case (arrested by the Dubai police in February 2017) was recently extradited to India. Extradition Treaty: • Definition: As per…

Mekedatu Project

Mekedatu Project

Central Water Commission (CWC) has approved the feasibility report of the Rs. 6,000 crore Mekedatu project. About: • Mekedatu Project is a proposed Rs. 6000 crore Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project in Karnataka across the river Cauvery that envisages supplying drinking water to Bengaluru and Ramanagaram districts, besides generation of 400 megawatts power. • Recently, the Central…

Water Conservation Fee

Water Conservation Fee

The Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has decided to levy a Water conservation Fee (WCF) on Ground water extracted by Industries and some sections of domestic users. About: • In a bid to promote conservation of groundwater, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has notified a Water Conservation Fee (WCF). • Industries will need to…

National Medical Devices Promotion Council (NMDPC)

National Medical Devices Promotion Council (NMDPC)

National Medical Devices Promotion Council (NMDPC) will be created to provide an impetus and boost to Indian Medical Devices manufacturing industry and support the ‘Make in India’ impetus for Medical Devices in India. About: • National Medical Devices Promotion Council (NMDPC) will be setup under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the…

Global Judicial Institutions

Global Judicial Institutions

The case of Kulbhushan Jadav is up for hearing at International Court of Justice (ICJ) from February this year. About: • The case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistan’s military court on spying charges, will be heard by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from 18th to…