marine navigation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Shipping Ministry issues “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020”

Published: July 10, 2020

On July 10, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping issued “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020” draft for public consultation. The bill aims to replace 90 years old Light House Act, 1927. Highlights The bill has been introduced to augment people participation and transparency in governance. The bill will bring in best global practices, international obligations in ..

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Cabinet approves change of status for marine body IALA

Published: October 11, 2017

Union Cabinet approved status change of International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) from Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO). The move will bring IALA at par with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO). Moreover, it will facilitate safe, economic and efficient movement of vessels. Background In ..

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