सामयिक विषय: Treaty & Agreements

Iran, Iraq sign deal to enhance defense ties

Agreement between Iraq and Iran

Question: On July 23, 2017, a MoU was signed between Iraq and Iran to …
(a) promote bilateral trade.
(b) promote Defense and Military cooperation
(c) promote cooperation in education.
(d) jointly decide the crude oil prices.
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On July 23, 2017, Iraq and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding to promote defense and military cooperation.
  • The MoU was signed by the Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan and the Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan-al-Hiyali.
  • Both the countries will strengthen mutual cooperation and improve the exchange of experience in the fight against terrorism and improve border security according to the provision of the MoU.
  • The two countries will provide military training and technical support to the armed forces.

Related Links
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-military-idUSKBN1A80HJ
http://www.iran-daily.com/News/197170.html
https://www.samaa.tv/international/2017/07/iran-iraq-sign-mou-on-defense-cooperation/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/iran-and-iraq-sign-accord-to-boost-military-cooperation/article19337276.ece

Airport Authority of India signs MoU with Govt. of Uttarakhand for development for aviation sector in the Stateq

MoU between Airport Authority of India and Govt. of Uttarakhand

Question: Which one of the following is not among the sectors for which a MoU is signed between Airport Authority of India and Govt. of Uttarakhand?
(a) To assess commercial potential of various airports in the state.
(b) To identify the technical considerations for airport operations in the state.
(c) To providing 100% grant funds for the development of civil air sector in Uttarakhand.
(d) Evaluation of site related technical and engineering parameters for development of projects.
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • On July 24, 2017, Airports Authority of India signed a memorandum of understanding with Government of Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) to develop the civil aviation sector in the state.
  • The scope of the MoU is to identify relevant factors influencing the development of civil aviation infrastructure in Uttarakhand, assessing commercial potential of various airports of the state, identifying technical considerations, evaluating site related technical and engineering parameters for development of projects.
  • In addition to these, work sector of the MoU also includes to make estimate of the capital outlay for the future projects and development of master plan for existing and future civil aviation infrastructure in the state.
  • AAI will also assist UCADA in obtaining necessary clearances for airport operations starting with the upgraded airport at Pithoragarh and later at Chiniyalisaur.
  • These airports would also be part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme and will boost tourism and air connectivity for the local public.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=168908
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=66203
https://defenceaviationpost.com/airport-authority-india-signs-mou-govt-uttarakhand-development-aviation-sector-state/

Cabinet apprised of the Joint Declaration of Intent between India and Germany

Cabinet apprised of the Joint Declaration of Intent between India and Germany

Question:-Under the Joint Declaration of Intent between India and Germany, Department of Science & Technology and Federal Ministry of Education and Research will jointly support the Indo German-Centre for Sustainability for a period of …
(a) 5 years
(b) 10 years
(c) 3 years
(d) 2 years
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On July 26, 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Department of Science & Technology, India and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany on Indo German-Centre for Sustainability (IGCS).
  • The JDI was concluded on 30th May, 2017 in Germany during the fourth Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) between India and Germany between Prime Minister of India and the German Federal Chancellor in Berlin.
  • The objective of the JDI on IGCS is to promote cooperation between German and Indian scientists on fundamental and applied scientific research.
  • It includes areas such as policy support, teaching, training and dissemination of information in the area of sustainable development and climate change through inter-disciplinary/trans-disciplinary research.
  • The IGCS will nurture future collaboration by widening the network with other Universities, Institutes and industries both in India and Germany.
  • On the Indian side, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras will act as the host institution for IGCS.
  • Department of Science & Technologyand Federal Ministry of Education and Researchwill jointly support the IGCS for a period of five years starting from January 2018.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169105

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