Narendra Modi Current Affairs - 2019

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India, Israel sign 9 agreements in space, defence, cybersecurity

India and Israel have signed nine agreements to boost cooperation in the areas of space, cyber security and oil and gas between both countries.

The agreements were signed following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi. Netanyahu is first Israeli Prime Minister to visit India in span of last 15 years and second one overall. Ariel Sharon was first and only Israeli Prime Minister to visit India in 2003.

List of agreement signed

  • Agreement on Film-co-production.
  • Protocol on Amendments to Air Transport Agreement
  • MoU on Cyber Security Cooperation between India and Israel
  • Memorandum of Intent (MoI) between Invest India and Invest in Israel
  • Medical Centre on Cooperation in field of Research in Homeopathic Medicine
  • Letter of Intent (LoU) between IOCL and Phinergy Ltd. For cooperation in area of metal-air batteries
  • MoU between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Energy on Cooperation inOil and Gas Sector
  • LoI between IOCL and Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd for cooperation in the area of concentrated solar thermal technologies
  • MoU between Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH and Centre for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek
  • MoU between Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and Technion- Israel Institute of Technology for cooperation in field of space.

Month: Categories: International

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PM inaugurates 60 MW Tuirial Hydro power Project in Aizawl, Mizoram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60 MW (megawatt) Tuirial hydropower project in Aizawl, Mizoram. It is first large hydropower central government project to be commissioned in Mizoram.

It is expected to boost socio-economic development of the state. It made Mizoram third power-surplus state in North-East after Sikkim and Tripura.

Key Facts

The Tuirial hydropower project has been built on Tuirial River, a tributary of Barak River. It was first cleared in 1998, by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is central sector project, built at cost of Rs. 1302 crore. It was executed by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) under Union Ministry of Power.

The hydropower project will produce 251 million units of electrical energy every year. Moreover, water stored in in its reservoir (spread over an area of 45 square km) will provide connectivity to remote villages and will also be used for development of fisheries.

Month: Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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