India and Norway launch initiative to combat Marine Pollution

India and Norway launch initiative to combat Marine Pollution

Question: India has launched an initiative to combat Marine Pollution with which of the following country?
(a) USA
(b) Israel
(c) Norway
(d) China
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 11 February 2019, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change signed a letter of Intent establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • In January, 2019, the Indian and Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing a MoU and establishing the India-Norway Ocean Dialogue during the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India in January.
  • A joint Task Force on Blue Economy with government officials, researchers and experts as well as private sector was established to develop sustainable solutions within strategic areas of the blue economy, such as maritime and marine sector in addition to energy sector.
  • In partnership, Norway and India will share experiences and competence, and collaborate on efforts to develop clean and healthy oceans, sustainable use of ocean resources and growth in the blue economy.
  • Both the governments launched the first Joint initiative under this new partnership.


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