Ministry of Shipping Current Affairs, GK & News

Ministry of Shipping renamed to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has renamed the Ministry of Shipping to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on November 8, 2020. PM Modi announced the renaming of the ministry at the inaugural virtual event of Ro-Pax terminal at Surat’s Hazira. He also flagged-off the Ro-Pax ferry service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat in the ..

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SAROD-Ports Launched by Shipping Ministry

SAROD-Ports, stands for Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes – Ports, was launched by Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Shri Mansukh Mandaviya on September 10, 2020 through a virtual ceremony in New Delhi. Background In January 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had approved amendments in the Model ..

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Government asks Major Ports to use locally built Tug Boats

The government has asked all major ports to procure or charter tug boats that are made in India to revive the Indian shipbuilding industry. Key facts The proposal has been initiated by The Ministry of Shipping Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya called it as a step towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Shipping’ under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ drive. The all ..

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Shipping Ministry Announces 50 Lakh INR Compensation for Port Workers

The Union Ministry of Shipping announced a monetary compensation of 50 lakh INR for workers of major ports in case of death due to COVID-19. About the Initiative The Union Ministry of Shipping directed the major ports in India to provide monetary compensation to its workers in case of death due to COVID-19. This 50 ..

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National Shipping Board

The central government recently approved the reconstitution of the National Shipping Board with Malini Shankar, former Director General of Shipping as its head. About NSB The National Shipping Board is an advisory body under the Union Ministry of Shipping. It was established in 1959 based on a recommendation to the Reconstruction Policy Sub-Committee and is ..

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