MPEDA Current Affairs - 2020

MPEDA opens Quality Control Lab in Porbandar; India misses Sea Food Export Target in 2019-20

On August 17, 2020, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) opened a Quality Control Laboratory in Porbandar. The laboratory is to test seafood processors and exporters. Highlights The laboratory is to test seafood processors and exporters to make sure their products are safe according to international regulatory requirement. It is equipped with equipment to Read More…

MPEDA to upgrade 25 fishing harbours in India

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) will modernize 25 fishing harbours in India. The project is to begin in two harbours namely Nizampatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Thoppumpady in Kochi, Kerala. Highlights The step is being taken by MPEDA to increase value of marine products. The value of marine products in India is currently Read More…

India prepares for Corona Virus-Steps of Health Ministry

India has been closely monitoring the happenings in China after more than 200 cases were confirmed to be infected with Corona virus (a new stain). The increase in numbers is mainly because more than millions travel for Lunar New Year in China. On January 17, 2020 Thailand reported to have found the first case of Read More…

K S Srinivas appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority

IAS officer K S Srinivas has taken over as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA). Prior to this appoitment, he had served as Joint Secretary in Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare in Ministry of Agriculture. Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) MPEDA is a nodal coordinating state owned agency engaged in Read More…