Shipping Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
A direct port entry facility was launched at the V O Chidambarnar port in Tuticorin by Union minister of state for shipping and minister of state for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya. Highlights The modern Direct Port Entry would allow direct movement of containers from mills to the container terminal round the clock, without in-between ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs - 2022
Major Shipping Routes around the world are as follows: North Atlantic Route Terminal branches of this route extend from Central America to Newfoundland in North America and from the Mediterranean to the Scandinavia in Europe. This route connects a large number of important ports of the world including New York and London. In fact this ..
The Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya recently launched the first direct Cargo Ferry service to Maldives. The service will help boost the business and trade relations between the countries. The launch of the service will also help to boost Neighbourhood First Policy. Highlights The service will connect Tuticorin and Cochin ports of Indi ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
On March 1, 2020, at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection, a new Explosive Detection device called RalDer-X was launched. Highlights RalDer-X has the capacity to detect explosives that are in the pure form and also those that are added with contaminants. It is also capable of detecting explosives at a distance. The device is ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs