India-Bangladesh sign Inland Water Transit and Trade Protocol

On May 20, 2020, India and Bangladesh signed the second Addendum of the Inland Water Transit and Trade Protocol in Bangladesh. Highlights Under the new protocol, the countries can ply on designated protocol route. Also, movement of shallow draft mechanized ..


GoI allocates Rs 1,480 crores to National Technical Textiles Mission

On March 19, 2020, the Minister of Textiles Smt Smriti Irani presented the details of National Technical Textiles Mission at Rajya Sabha. The GoI has allocated Rs 1,480 crores for the mission National Technical Textiles Mission The Mission aims to ..


Facts Box: Major Port at Vadhvan, Maharashtra

The Union Cabinet recently approved the proposal to set up major port at Vadhvan in Maharashtra. The GoI has sanctioned Rs 65,545 crores for the project. Highlights The port is being set up to achieve GoI target of developing infrastructure ..


India’s 13th major port to be set up in Maharashtra

The Union Cabinet of India recently approved to set up 13th major port of India, at Vadhavan in Maharashtra. The project is to entail a total cost of Rs 65,544 crore. The government is expected to hold 51 per cent ..

Cabinet approves to set up Vardhavan port in Maharashtra

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to set up the Vardhavan port in Maharashtra. The port is to be developed in “Landlord Model”. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust will act as the lead partner in developing the port. ..


First BIMSTEC Ports Conclave at Visakhapatnam

Between November 7 and November 8, 2019, the Ministry of shipping is hosting the first ever BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is an international organization that involves South East Asian and ..