maritime security: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cabinet Committee approves Indian Army Communication Network for Rs 7,796 crores

Published: October 1, 2020

On October 1, 2020, the Cabinet Committee in Security approved ASCON (Army Static Switched Communication Network) Phase IV. ASCON is a high end communication system. It is to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 7,796 crores. The project is to be implemented within 36 months. Highlights The project will upgrade existing Asynchronous Transfer ..

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Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Karnaklata Barua commissioned

Published: October 1, 2020

On September 30, 2020, the Indian Coast guard Vessel Karnaklata Barua was commissioned at Kolkata. The commissioning was done through video conferencing. Highlights The ICGS Kanaklata Barua is one of the five FPVs (Fast Patrol Vessels) built by GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers). The GRSE is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking. It was delivered ..

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Neighbourhood First Policy: PM Modi to hold e-Summit with Sri Lanka

Published: September 21, 2020

On September 26, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold his first virtual Summit with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The meeting is expected to be held on the side lines of United Nations general assembly. Apart from Sri Lanka India is expected to hold several other meets with its neighbourhood in the ..

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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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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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