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World Maritime Day 2021

World Maritime Day is observed on the last Thursday of September month. In the year, it will be observed on September 30, 2020. Key Points World Maritime Day is observed to appreciate the importance of maritime industry and to underline the importance of maritime security, maritime safety, maritime environment, and shipping. This day also marks the ..

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World Ocean Day 2021

World will observe the World Ocean Day on June 8, 2021 under the theme- ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’. About World Ocean Day The day is observed annually on June 8. The day provides governments across the world an opportunity to inform people about impact of economic activities and human actions on ocean. How this ..

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National Maritime Day: April 5

Every year the National Maritime Day is celebrated on April 5 in India. The first National Maritime Day was celebrated in 1964. The day is dedicated to seafarers. About National Maritime Day The National Maritime Day is celebrated every year to support global economy through sea transport. It also supports safe and sound environmentally responsive ..

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1 trillion USD required to achieve UN’s Decarbonization Target of Shipping Industry

The United Nations had set the target of reducing carbon emissions from shipping industry by 50% by 2050 as compared to the levels in 2008. A study of London based Energy Institute (University College London’s Energy Institute) suggest that in order to achieve the target, the world has to spend 1 trillion USD. Highlights According ..

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Anti-Maritime Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

On December 10, 2019, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar introduced the Anti-Maritime bill in parliament. The bill was introduced in days after the kidnapping of 18 Indians aboard in Nigeria. It aims at ensuring safety and security of India’s maritime trade and the crew members Key Features The bill is framed in accordance with the UNCLOS ..

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