MoUs


Monthly Current Affairs September 2016 “MoUs” key points to Remember.
Gujarat government signed an MoU with the Ministry of Civil Aviation under the Regional
Connectivity Scheme
HP government signs MoU with Singapore Government for a Smart Township Project
Chhattisgarh Govt. inked a MoU with Ministry of Civil Aviation to boost regional air connectivity.
Jagdalpur, Ambikapur, Raigarh and Bilaspur will get connected to state Raipur through air services.
The Union Cabinet approved the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty between India and
Afghanistan.It is noted that Indiaand Afghanistan will soon sign an extradition treaty to hand over
each others wanted terrorists and other criminals with the Union Cabinet today giving its nod for the
pact.
The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of the
Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland on the identification and return of Swiss and
Indian Nationals and its implementation.The conclusion of the BTA has been linked to the visa free
agreement for holders of diplomatic passports as a package deal.
The Union Cabinet approved extension of a contract between the Ministry of Earth Sciences and the
International Seabed Authority for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules upto 2022.
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Kenya on cooperation in the field of National Housing
Policy
India and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for promoting bilateral
cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Mozambique on cooperation in the field of Youth
Affairs.
The Union Cabinet allowed the government to offer deeper concessions on tariffs while trading with
APTA countries comprising Bangladesh, China, India, Lao PDR, Republic of Korea, and Sri Lanka.
Union Water Resources Ministry signs MoU with Agriculture Ministry to take up organic farmingto
encourage farmers of over 5,000 villages along the Ganga to take up organic farming.
Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar and Telangana IT minister K T Rama Raosigned an
memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in IT development. ii. It is mutual cooperation
between both this two States
The Cabinet gave approval for signing and ratification of an agreement between India and Samoa for
exchange of information to curb tax evasion.
Chandigarh Administration Secretary K K Jindal and Director of French Development Agency
(AFD), Nicolas Fornage are signed a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on Chandigarh Smart
City Project and ‘Technical Cooperation’ in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility during an IndoFrench
workshop.
The union cabinet signed an agreement with Chile to expand the India- Chile Preferential Trade
Agreement (PTA) which was approved in April under which 86 per cent of India’s exports to Chile
will get concession .It is a step towards tapping the Latin American and Caribbean Nations (LAC)
market.
India and Greece have signed an MoU for Air Services Agreement (ASA) under the ‘open sky’ policy
that proposes to allow unlimited points of call for domestic airlines in the European nation.
According to Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey, this is the first MoU with a country under the
provisions of the new civil aviation policy.
India and Canada have agreed to combat climate change through innovation and deployment of lowcarbon
solutions according to provisions of the 2015 Paris Agreement under the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
India and Mauritius on September 13 explored greater collaboration in the area of defence and
security even as discussions on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement
(CECPA) between the two countries restarted.
US And Israel Sign MoU For Largest-Ever Military Aidin the US State Department Treaty held in
Washington attended by US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Israeli Ambassador to the US
Ron Dermer.
India and Sri Lanka Signed MoU to support livelihood of the fishing and farming communities by
providing them equipment worth USD 2 million in the country’s southern Hambantota district.
The 193 countries of the United Nations (UN) had signed a landmark declaration to rid the world of
drug-resistant infections or Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or superbugs.
Afghanistan and second-biggest militant group Hekmatyar’s Hizb-e Islami Gulbuddin signed the
peace deal agreement to seek a peaceful resolution through political dialogue and negotiation at a press
conference in Kabul.
Rajasthan’s education department has partnered with US-based technology firm Cisco to promote
digital learning across the state using virtual digital room solutions.
An agreement was signed between the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and M S Swaminathan
Research Foundation in Chennai for a USD 2 million project supported by the Australia-India
Strategic Research Fund.
Gionee mobile phones signed an MoU(Memorandum Of Understanding) with theHaryana state
government to set up its phone manufacturing hub in Haryana with an initial investment of Rs 500
crore.
Praj Industries, a Pune-based global process solutions leader, was partnered withIndian Oil
Corporation, India’s flagship National Oil Company, for setting up multiple second Generations (2G)
bio-ethanol plants based on indigenously developed technology.
Telangana unveils four IT sectoral policies & Telangana government, Cisco ink pact for tech
initiatives to create more employment opportunities.
Indian Oil Corp and GAIL signed MoU for taking equity stake in upcoming Dhamra LNG terminalfor
taking equity in the 5 MMTPA capacity LNG Receiving, Storage and Regasification Terminal being
set up at Dhamra Port, Odisha
With its objective of providing safe, environment friendly and economical mode of transportation
through National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI),Ministry of Shipping signed a contract with DST, Germany to design vessels, especially suited to navigate
the 1620 km stretch of NW-1.
India and France signed the €7.87 billion deal for Rafale fighter jets, equipped with latest missiles and
weapon system besides multiple India-specific modifications that will give the IAF cutting edge
capability over arch rival Pakistan.
Government of India and the AfDB signed MoU to host the next annual meetings of the African
Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Ahmedabad from May 22
to May 26, 2017.