Cabinet approves India joining the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems

Cabinet approves India joining the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems

Question:  Recently Union Cabinet has given its approval for India becoming a member country of the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES), its nodal agency will work under which ministry?

(a) Ministry Of Defence
(b) Ministry of Earth Sciences.
(c) Department of Atomic Energy
(d) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Ans (b)

Related facts:

  • On 13 January 2016 the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for India becoming a member country of the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) by signing the Implementing Agreement (IA).
  • The nodal agency for the membership would be Earth System Science Organisation – National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • By becoming a member India will have access to advanced Research & Development (R&D) teams and technologies across the world.
  • India will also become partner in developing test protocols along with other countries which will in turn help in testing Indian prototypes as per international requirements and norms.
  • This will help in testing Indian prototypes as per international requirements and norms.
  • It can also help India to leverage benefits from joint cooperative programs with institutes of member countries could be taken up.

Reference:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=134427

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