Maritime Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

‘Nikarshan Sadan’ Dredging Museum

On February 23, 2022, the union minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated “Nikarshan Sadan Dredging Museum”. Highlights The Nikarshan Sadan Museum is built by “Dredging Corporation of India”, at DCI campus in Visakhapatnam. The museum displayed models of different types of dredgers, historical milestones, and vintage photos of this dredging ..

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PM to inaugurate Second Edition of Maritime India Summit

The ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways informed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the second edition of the Maritime India Summit (MIS) in the virtual mode on March 2, 2021. Highlights Apart from that, the ministry has already started signing several Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with various entities. Recently, the Mumbai Port ..

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CICMT: MoA signed between Ministry of Shipping and IIT Kharagpur

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between the Union Ministry of Shipping and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur for setting up Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT). The MoA will focus on indigenisation of ship designing, building and testing. About Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology It is a state-of-the-art ..

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Union Cabinet approves introduction of Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved introduction of the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016 in the Parliament. The bill is a revamped version of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. It seeks to repeal Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 as well the Coasting Vessels Act, 1838. Key Features of Bill Allows substantially-owned vessels and vessels on Bare Boat-cum-Demise (BBCD) ..

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Union Cabinet approves incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company

The Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) to give a push to port-led economic development under ambitious Sagarmala project. SDC will be incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013, with an initial authorized share capital of 1,000 crore rupees and a subscribed share capital of 90 Crore rupees. About Sagarmala Development ..

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