GS Paper III- Environment, Disaster Management.

Govt Sets Up Committee For Water Management In North-East.

Background

  • With the aim of helping India’s flood-ravaged north-east, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has set up a high-level committee to evolve a strategy for management of the region’s water resources.
  • The committee will facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation, reduced flood damage erosion, inland water transport, forestry, fishery and eco-tourism.
  • With one of the focus areas being hydropower, the strategy will also help establish first-user rights to the waters of the Brahmaputra.

 

Highlights Of The Development–

  • The show will facilitate the Exhibitors from across the globe to meet the who is who in the Indian dental arena and provide them to use this platform to build networks of influence, launch new products and create awareness about new clinical claims, IDA secretary Ashok Dhoble said. ECGC signed an MoU with AOFI.
  • Specialised state-owned insurer, ECGC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Export Credit Agency of Serbia which aims at developing cooperation between the Serbian and Indian export credit agencies to increase the mutual trade of goods and services between the two countries.
  • The MoU includes exchange of information and mutual assistance and cooperation in training staff and organisation of workshops on export credits matters.
  • US Immigration Fund, which is the largest EB-5 fund raiser in the world, has decided to set up initial offices in Mumbai and Delhi to attract Indian investors seeking permanent residency in the United States.
  • Speaking at a press event in Mumbai, Nicholas A. Mastroianni II, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the multi-billion dollar US Immigration Fund said that India is fast catching up with China in creating investors who believe in expanding businesses overseas.
  • The EB-5 program was created by the US Congress in 1990 to enable high-net-worth foreign investors to obtain a American visa by investing in a US-based business in a manner that would benefit its economy by creating jobs.

Sources- Indiatoday.

 

GS Paper II- International Relations.

India Picked As Guest Country At World Summit Of Governments.

 

Background

  • The World Government Summit on 1st October, 2017 announced that India is a guest country in its upcoming gathering.
  • The Annual Gathering is scheduled for February 11 to 13, 2018. Honorary guests from India will join the notable list of speakers synonymous with the World Government Summit to showcase the country’s emerging economic growth, highlight valuable knowledge, skills, and capabilities and elaborate on the country’s unique culture, according to the Summit.

 

 

Highlights Of The Development-

  • The UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Chairman of the World Government Summit, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, confirms that hosting India as honorary guest of the Annual Gathering aligns with the Summit’s mission to strengthen its partnerships with countries that encompass pioneering experiences in strategic areas.
  • Such partnerships strengthen the Summit’s status as the largest organisation to highlight exceptional experiences and be the first global forum for governments, states, organisations and the private sector, to address the future of government and societies.
  • Al Gergawi states that the presence of the Indian government and its delegates is a key part of the Summit’s Annual Gathering and a continuation of the distinguished relationship between the UAE and India.
  • Al Gergawi emphasised the historical relations between the UAE and India as one of the leading trading partners, based on a solid foundation of mutual respect and a long history of common interests across various sectors.
  • Al Gergawi also emphasised that the World Government Summit focuses on hosting guest countries with exceptional experiences, worthy of being global models to follow.
  • India carries such a model, especially in terms of the economic and social changes witnessed over the last few years. Today, India stands as the world’s fourth fastest growing economy with an annual GDP growth rate averaged at 6.12 per cent from 1951 until 2017.
  • India is the second largest UAE trade partner after China, with trade between the two countries amounting to 60 billion dollars per year. In addition, the two countries enjoy cooperative relations spanning advanced educational institutions in the UAE and scientific research institutions in India across the fields of renewable energy, sustainable development, agriculture and space science, as well as satellite development and launching.
  • At its fifth session in February, 2017 in Dubai, the World Summit of Governments attracted more than 4,000 participants from 139 countries and 150 speakers attended 114 sessions.

Sources- Gulf News.

 

GS Paper I- History and Geography of the World and Society.

World Dental Show 2017 Opens In Mumbai.

Background-

  • The 3-day international exhibition – World Dental Show 2017 opened in Mumbai on 6th October, 2017 showcasing the evolving global technologies and techniques in dentistry.
  • The exhibition was hosted by the Indian Dental Association (IDA) has witnessed participation from the international exhibitors from China, Germany, Israel, Malaysia, Russian Federation, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and US, numbering about 120 are displaying their latest dental wares in 250 well furnished stalls.

 

Highlights Of The Development–

  • The show will facilitate the Exhibitors from across the globe to meet the who is who in the Indian dental arena and provide them to use this platform to build networks of influence, launch new products and create awareness about new clinical claims, IDA secretary Ashok Dhoble said. ECGC signed an MoU with AOFI.
  • Specialised state-owned insurer, ECGC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Export Credit Agency of Serbia which aims at developing cooperation between the Serbian and Indian export credit agencies to increase the mutual trade of goods and services between the two countries.
  • The MoU includes exchange of information and mutual assistance and cooperation in training staff and organisation of workshops on export credits matters.
  • US Immigration Fund, which is the largest EB-5 fund raiser in the world, has decided to set up initial offices in Mumbai and Delhi to attract Indian investors seeking permanent residency in the United States.
  • Speaking at a press event in Mumbai, Nicholas A. Mastroianni II, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the multi-billion dollar US Immigration Fund said that India is fast catching up with China in creating investors who believe in expanding businesses overseas.
  • The EB-5 program was created by the US Congress in 1990 to enable high-net-worth foreign investors to obtain a American visa by investing in a US-based business in a manner that would benefit its economy by creating jobs.

Sources- Indiatoday.