सामयिक विषय: Treaty & Agreements

MoUs with Indonesia and the Kyrgyz Republic

MoUs with Indonesia and the Kyrgyz Republic

Question: On 15th March, 2017, the Union Cabinet approved two MoUs with Indonesia and Kyrgyz Republic. These MoUs pertain to …
(a) Health and wellness
(b) Renewable energy
(c) Youth and sports matters
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (c)

  • On 15th March, 2017, Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of the memorandum of understanding between India and Indonesia for cooperation in youth and sports matters.
  • The cabinet also approved another MoU signed between India and Kyrgyz Republic for cooperation in the field of youth development.
  • The MoUs aim to organize Youth Exchange Programmes with Indonesia and Kyrgyz Republic, and cooperation in other youth and sports related matters.
  • The selection of youth for participation in youth exchange and other programmes shall be done in an objective and transparent manner and the outcomes of the programmes under the MoUs shall be open for public scrutiny.
  • Youth exchange and other programmes will help in developing international perspective among the youth and expanding their knowledge and expertise.

Reference:
http://www.uniindia.com/cabinet-apprise-pm-of-mous-in-youth-and-sports-matters-with-indonesia-kyrgyz-republic/sports/news/811837.html
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=159299

MoU between India and Namibia in the field of capacity building of public officials

MoU between India and Namibia in the field of capacity building of public officials

Question: Where is the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration situated?
(a) Mussoorie
(b) Shimla
(c) Delhi
(d) Hyderabad
Ans: (a)

  • On 15th March, 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Namibia.
  • The MoU envisages cooperation in the field of capacity building of public officials of Namibia and other training activities for the benefit of both the institutes.
  • The MOU will help the Academy to disseminate some of its experience in running a training institution for higher civil services in the country to NIPAM. It will also help the two sides to engage in collaborative activities in the sphere of public administration and capacity building.
  • It is to be noted that Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration was established in 1959 in Mussoorie as the National Academy of Administration by merging the IAS Training School, Delhi and IAS Staff College, Shimla.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=159293

MoU between India and Bangladesh on Aids to Navigation

MoU between India and Bangladesh on Aids to Navigation

Question: The Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships is a subordinate office under the Ministry of …
(a) Shipping
(b) Electricity
(c) Defence
(d) none of the above.
Ans: (a)

  • On 15th March, 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Aids to Navigation between the Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships (DGLL), Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and the Department of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh.
  • The memorandum of understanding aims cooperate
  • To extend advice on lighthouses and beacons
  • To extend advice on Vessel Traffic Service and chain of Automatic Identification System (AIS);
  • To impart training as per International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) training module to Bangladesh.
  • The MoU will enable both the countries to collaborate in providing advice on navigation, training to navigation personnel and provide necessary cooperation in organizing workshops/conferences for enhancement of skills the concerned field.
  • Background:
  • As per International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) requirement, authorities in various countries, provide appropriate Aids to Navigation in their waters as per international recommendations and guidelines.
  • Marine aids to navigation such as lighthouses, beacons, DGPS, navigational and mooring buoys are operated to enhance the safe and efficient navigation of vessels and/or vessel traffic.
  • Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships establishes and maintains Aids to Navigation in India, for safe navigation in Indian waters. DGLL having expertise in lighthouse engineering maintains large inventory of Aids to navigation which includes 193 lighthouses, 64 Racons, 22 Deep Sea lighted buoys, 23 DGPS stations, 01 Lightship, 04 tender vessels, National AlS Network, Vessel Traffic Service in Gulf of Kutch.
  • “International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities’’ (IALA) is the international body coordinating and harmonizing the use of all Aids to Navigation. India represented through DGLL, is a member of IALA Council.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=159296

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