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. ..


Shipping Ministry inaugurated ‘Direct Port Entry Facility’ at V.O. Chidambaranar port

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 ..


Major Shipping routes around the World

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 ..

India launches first Cargo Ferry Service to Maldives

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 ..


Shipping Ministry issues “Aids to Navigation Bill 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 ..


RalDer-X: New Explosive Detection Device developed by DRDO and IISc Bangalore

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 ..