Inland Waterways Authority of India: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Waterways Usage Charges Waived by Govt.
Published: July 24, 2020
In order to promote the vision of the government to promote the usage of inland waterways as a supplementary, eco-friendly and cheaper mode of transport in India, the Ministry of Shipping has announced that the waterways usage charges will be waived for an initial period of three months to promote this. At present, only 2% ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
GoI reviews Seaplane Operation Projects
Published: June 24, 2020
On June 23, 2020, the Minister of State for shipping Shri Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the sea plane projects of India. The projects were reviewed under a unique brainstorming meeting “Chai pe Charcha”. Highlights The minister directed the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Sagarmala Development company (SDA) limited to join hands to implement the ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Container Cargo Movement first time in River Brahmaputra
Published: November 4, 2019
A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterway from the Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata to the Inland Waterways Authority of India terminal at Pandu in Guwahati. It is to begin on November 4, 2019. The main objective of the waterway is to improve connectivity to the North Eastern Region. The containers will carry ..
PM inaugurates Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj
Published: September 13, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s second Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (built at Sahibganj) online from Ranchi, Jharkhand. He also laid the foundation of a secretariat building in the state capital (Ranchi) which will come up at an estimated cost of Rs.1238.92 crore. About Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj This is the 2nd of three Multi ..
Topics: al Marg Vikas Project • Inland Waterways Authority of India • Jharkhand • Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal • National Waterway 1 • Rajmahal • Ranchi • River Ganga • Road-Rail-River Transport • Sahibganj
Iwai Ship Carrying Bhutanese Cargo flagged off from Assam to Bangladesh
Published: July 15, 2019
In a first ever movement of its kind, IWAI (Inland Waterways Authority of India) ship carrying Bhutanese cargo was flagged off from Dhubri in Assam to Narayanganj in Bangladesh over Brahmaputra River and the Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route. The cargo carrying stone from Bhutan to be delivered in Bangladesh was digitally flagged-off by Mansukh Mandaviya, ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Topics: Bhutan-Bangladesh • Brahmaputra River • Dhubri • India-Bangladesh • India-Bhutan • Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route • Inland Waterways • Inland Waterways Authority of India • Iwai Ship • Merchant Shipping Act 1958