India-Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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Sister City Partnership: LoI shared between Ahmedabad and Kobe

A Letter of Intent (LoI) was exchanged between Ahmedabad and Japanese city of Kobe for a sister city partnership. The LoI was exchanged in presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Kobe to address a large Indian diaspora event. Key Highlights Authorities from Japanese city of Kobe exchanged Letter of Intent (LoI) with Read More…

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Japan gifts Manipur a Peace Museum built on WWII memories

Japan gifted Manipur, one of India’s north eastern state a Museum of Peace built on the memories of Battle of Imphal, one of the fiercest battles of 2nd World War (WWII). The inauguration of Imphal Peace Museum marked 75th anniversary of Battle of Imphal. Key Highlights Location: The Imphal Peace Museum was inaugurated at Red Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & CultureStates

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Japan’s 2nd Highest National Award conferred to Shyam Saran

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran is selected for Japan’s Second Highest National Award called ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’. Key Highlights The Government of Japan recently announced in its 2019 Spring Imperial Decorations, that it will confer the 72-year-old Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran, ‘The Order of the Rising Read More…

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SHINYUU Maitri 18: First India, Japan air exercise begins in Agra

The first bilateral air exercise SHINYUU Maitri-18 between Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) and Indian Air Force (IAF) began at Air Force Station Agra. The theme of this exercise is joint Mobility/Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft. SHINYUU Maitri-18 The focus of the exercise is set for IAF and JASDF crews Read More…

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Government inks $85 Million Loan Agreement with ADB for Odisha Skill Development Project

Union Government (Ministry of Finance) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed $85 million loan agreement for Odisha Skill Development Project. It aims to improve the skill development eco-system in Odisha and establish World Skill Center (WSC), an advanced skill training center in state capital Bhubaneswar. Significance of project It will improve quality of State’s Read More…

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India and Japan signs loan Agreement for Turga Hydel Project

India and Japan signed Loan Agreement worth Rs. 1817 crore for construction of Turga Pumped Storage (I)’ Hydel Project. On completion, this project will contribute to Industrial Development and Living Standard Improvement in the West Bengal. Key Facts This loan agreement was signed between Union Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Dharma Guardian-2018: First India-Japan military exercise begins in Vairengte, Mizoram

The first joint military exercise named “Dharma Guardian” between India and Japan has begun at Indian Army’s Counter-Insurgency Warfare School at Vairengte (Mizoram). The exercise is aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between militaries of both countries, as also facilitate in tracking worldwide phenomenon of terrorism. Dharma Guardian In this exercise, Indian Army will Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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