India-Germany Current Affairs, GK & News

Kochi Water Metro Project

The Kochi Water Metro Project is a ferry transport project. It provides feeder service to the suburbs. With this Kochi has become the first city in India to launch water metro project. About the Project The project is operated by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited. 15 routes are identified under the project. It connects ten ..

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Climate Change: Germany announces Euro 1.2 bn to aid India

Germany has announced new development commitments of around Euro 1.2 billion aid to India, in support of India’s fight against climate change. Key Points This fund will also be used for cooperation on clean energy. Announcement for aid was made amid the visit of a delegation from German Ministry of Economic Cooperation & Development. Indo-German cooperation Indo-German ..

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India, Germany MoU on Cities combating plastic entering the marine environment

India and Germany have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on “Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment”. It is in line with the objective of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban. About the MoU According to the MoU, the project to be implemented mainly focuses on sustainable solid waste management. It will help India achieve the goal ..

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IDEAthon launched by Jal Shakti ministry

On May 2, 2020, the National Mission for Clean Ganga operating under Ministry of Jal Shakti launched “IDEAthon”. It focuses on “The Future of River Management” to explore how the COVID-19 crisis will change the river management strategies. Highlights The IDEAthon event examined how social angle of rivers can be leveraged to address the crisis. ..

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JEEVAN: Railway makes low cost prototype of Ventilator; ICMR to test the prototype

JEEVAN, is a low-cost energy efficient ventilator made by the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. The cost of the machine is fraction of what the original designs cost. Highlights The prototype is to be tested by ICMR before mass production. The cost of the machine is around Rs 10,000 without a compressor. About the prototype The ..

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MoU between India and Germany approved by Union Cabinet

On March 25, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved MoU signed between India and Germany. The MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and DB Engineering and Consulting GMBH of Germany. The Memorandum was signed in February 2020 and will facilitate technological cooperation in Railway sector. Key Highlights of the MoU The ..

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