On October 13, 2020, the Sixth Session of India-Norway Joint Commission was held. India was represented by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Key Highlights The ministers welcomed the establishment of COVAX during the meet. Both the countries agreed to engage in regular consultations on the issues of United Nations Security Council. The countries also ..
Blue economy: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
The India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development was recently inaugurated by India’s Earth Sciences Minister- Harsh Vardhan and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment. The two countries also started a new framework for cooperation in ‘Integrated Ocean Management & Research’. The task force was introduced in January 2019, jointly by the Prime Ministers ..
The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is set to organize Aquabe 2019 –India’s first international conference on Blue Economy and Aquatic Resources from November 28 to 30. Around 500 stakeholders representing various countries are expected to be the part of this conference to discuss the potential of development and growth of the ..
In Kenya, the first-ever Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 2018 was held in Nairobi from November 26 to 28 with theme ‘The Blue Economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. The global conference was organized by Kenya, with Canada and Japan as co-hosts. Over 4,000 participants from around the world participated in it. From India, ..
The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond – a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond developed with the assistance of the World Bank & was placed to 3 investors: Calvert Impact Capital, Nuveen and Prudential. The blue bond has a US$5m guarantee from the ..