Current Affair of 12 March 2018, Exam View.

Current Affair 12 march 2018

International Solar Alliance conference held in Delhi

ISA conference held in New Delhi on March 11, 2018, the conference was co-hosted by Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind and visting French President Emmanuel Macron.


Important Point

  • Aim to generate 175 GW of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022. Out of 175 GW, 100 GW will be generated by harnessing solar energy.
  • The conference was attended by:23 heads of state, 10 ministerial representatives of different countries, Heads of UN agencies, Presidents of multilateral development banks, heads of global funds and financial institutions and energy-related institutions.
  • About ISA

    International Solar Alliance(ISA): is first treaty based international intergovernmental organisation to be headquatered in India. It is an alliance of solar resources rich countries situated fully or partially between the tropics.

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    India France Sign 14 MoU

    India and France singed 14 agreements in strategic the areas of security, nuclear energy, protection of classified information and also in field of education, environment, urban development and railways.

    • MoU on cooperation in the field of Environment.
    • Letter of Intent for creation of permanent Indo-French Railways Forum.
    • Agreement on cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development.
    • Agreement regarding exchange and reciprocal protection of classified or protected information
    • Agreement on Prevention of Illicit Consumption and Reduction of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Chemical Precursors and Related Offences.
    • Bilateral Arrangement on cooperation in matter of Hydrography and Maritime Cartography.
    • MoU on technical cooperation in the field of Railways.
    • Partnership Agreement on India-France Migration and Mobility .
    • Credit Facility Agreement of Euros 100 million for funding of Smart City Projects through a Challenge Process
    • Industrial Way Forward Agreement between NPCL and EDF, France for construction of six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur, Maharashtra.
    • MoU for co-operation in projects in ISA member countries in areas of solar energy
    • Implementing Arrangement for pre-formulation studies of a Maritime Awareness Mission.
    • Agreement regarding provision of reciprocal logistics support between their Armed Forces.
    • Agreement to facilitate Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications.

    MILAN 2018

    The exercise is being hosted by the Indian Navy under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar at Port Blair Command.

    MILAN 2018
    • ‘Milan' was first held in 1995 with the participation of five navies.
    • to expand regional cooperation and combat unlawful activities in critical sea lanes in Indian Ocean region.
    • Theme :‘Friendship Across the Seas’.
    • MILAN 2018 held at Port Blair from March 6 to March 13, 2018.
    Source: The Hindu, PIB, EconomicTimes
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