India-France Current Affairs - 2019

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IRSDC enters into tripartite Agreement with French Railways & agency

The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered into a Tripartite Agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) & AFD, a French development agency in order to support Railway Station Development Program in India. Key Highlights Under the Tripartite Agreement, AFD will provide in-kind grant financing up to €700,000 to French Railways (SNCF), to provide technical Read More…

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Ex ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar conferred France’s Highest Civilian Honour

On 2 May 2019 former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar was awarded France’s highest civilian honour ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur’ (or National Order of the Legion of Honour) by France’s Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on behalf of French President. Importance He was awarded for his Read More…

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Varuna Naval Exercise 2019

India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise ‘Varuna’ off Goa coast early May. Varuna 2019 India will deploy its aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya with its MiG-29K fighters and French side would be represented by its aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle with its Rafale-M naval jets. The exercise will also see participation Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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Collaboration between ISRO and CNES

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and France Space Agency CNES have agreed to collaborate on the following avenues: Maritime Surveillance ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement to set up a maritime surveillance centre in the country. The agreement intends to supply an operational system for detecting, identifying and tracking ships in the Indian Ocean, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC

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Wipro Chairman Azim Premji conferred with highest French Civilian Honour

Chairman of IT major Wipro and philanthropist Azim Premji was bestowed with highest French civilian distinction Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour). He was awarded for his outstanding contribution to developing information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France and his contribution to society as philanthropist through the Read More…

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India, France ink agreement to collaborate for Gaganyaan mission

India and France have signed agreement to collaborate for ISRO’s first human space mission Gaganyaan to be launched in 2022. Both countries have also announced working group for Gaganyaan. The announcement was made at sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo (touted to be largest space conference in Asia and held in Bengaluru). So far, French-Indian Read More…

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Invest India and Business France sign MoU to promote investment

Invest India and Business France have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote investment facilitation and cooperation between startups of India and France. The MoU will facilitate direct foreign investment by providing practical investment information to enterprises. It will also support companies pursuing those opportunities which contribute positively to economic growth of two countries. Key Facts Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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