International Maritime Organization: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

IRNSS Satellite Constellation of India recognized under WWRNS by IMO

Published: November 21, 2020

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been accepted as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for its operation in the Indian Ocean Region. This will enable the vessels to use IRNSS to obtain position information similar to GLONASS and GPS. Impacts The navigation system up ..

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September 24: World Maritime Day

Published: September 24, 2020

Every year, World Maritime Day is celebrated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other international organizations on September 24. This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet Highlights The World Maritime Day was celebrated for the first time in March 1978. It was then celebrated ..

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What is Djibouti Code of Conduct?

Published: September 17, 2020

India joined Djibouti Code of Conduct on September, 16 2020 as an Observer State. Djibouti Code of Conduct It is a regional maritime security cooperation agreement. The conduct was established by International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2008. It consists of 19 member states surrounding the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, East Coast of Africa and ..

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June 25: Day of the Seafarer

Published: June 25, 2020

Every year, on June 25, the Day of Seafarer is celebrated by the International Maritime Organization, United Nations. It is being celebrated since 2011. Highlights According to IMO, almost 90% of the world goods are traded through the seas. This is possible only because of the seafarers. The day highlights the dangers faced by the ..

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

Published: January 20, 2020

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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