India-Africa Current Affairs - 2019

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India-assisted IT- Biotechnology Park inaugurated in Cote d’Ivoire

Mahatma Gandhi Information Technology and Biotechnology Park (MGIT-BP) built with India’s assistance was recently inaugurated at Grand-Bassam in Cote d’Ivoire. It was jointly inaugurated by Sailas Thangal, Ambassador of India to Cote d’Ivoire and country’s Vice President Daniel Kablan Duccan. About MGIT-BP It is a dedicated Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for IT and Biotechnology.  It Read More…

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Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries had organised a  Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships in association with Confederation of Indian Industry and EXIM Bank of India. The conclave is held every year since its inception in 2005 brings together senior Ministers, policymakers, officials, business leaders, bankers, technologists, start-up entrepreneurs and other professionals from India and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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AFINDEX-19

Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the Indian Army and 16 African nations will be conducted in Pune from March 18 to 27. Features of AFINDEX-19 10 personnel, each from the participating nations from the African continent and personnel of Maratha Light Infantry of the Indian Army will participate in the joint exercise. The joint exercise would be held Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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e-VBAB Network Project: MEA, TCIL inks agreement to provide e-health and education in Africa

Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) have signed agreement for implementation of e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project in Africa. The project is seen as digital bridge of knowledge and health between India and Africa. It is also considered as important milestone in India’s development partnership with Africa. E-VBAB Read More…

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India, Uganda sign four MoUs in various fields

India and Uganda signed four MoUs in the areas of defence cooperation, visa exemption for official and diplomatic passport holders, cultural exchange programme and material testing laboratory. The agreements were inked following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala. Signed Agreements are MoU on Defence Cooperation MoU on Read More…

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3rd edition of UNPCAP held in New Delhi

The third edition of United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP) was held in New Delhi from May 7 to 25, 2018. The course was conducted by Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India (CUNPK) in partnership with United States Key Facts UNPCAP-03 was aimed at building and enhancing capacity of the African Troop Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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India donates $1 million for Swaziland’s National Disaster Management Agency

India donated US $1 million to support Swaziland’s National Disaster Management Agency as well as food grains. India also expressed commitment to developmental partnership to create local capacities Swaziland and across Africa. The commitment came after India’s President Ram Nath Kovind addressed Swaziland’s parliament, becoming first visiting Head of the State to do so. Indian Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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