18TH APRIL, PIB NEWS AND CURRENT

2018-04-18 01:10:08

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Prime Minister of India to Sweden 

  • Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven   
  • Capital:- Stockholm
  • Currency:- Swedish krona

India - Nordic Council Summit

During the visit, India and Sweden also hosted an India-Nordic Summit, entitled ‘India-Nordic Summit: Shared Values, Mutual Prosperity’. At the invitation of Prime Minister of India and PM Lofven, all other Nordic Prime Ministers, PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen of Denmark, PM Juha Sipila of Finland, PM Katrin Jakobsdottir of Iceland and PM Erna Solberg of Norway, attended the Summit hosted on 17 April. India has substantial economic ties with Nordic countries. Annual India-Nordic trade is about $5.3 billion. The cumulative Nordic FDI into India has been $2.5 billion.

MOUs/Agreements between India and Sweden

  • Joint Declaration on India-Sweden Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future between Ministry of Science and Technology of India and the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
  • MOUs/Agreements between India and Denmark
  • MOU on Cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development between the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs of India and the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs of Denmark

    MOU on Cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry and Dairying between Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare of India and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark.

  • MOU on Food Safety Cooperation between the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

  • MOU on Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Education between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Denmark.
  • MOUs/Agreements between India and Iceland

  • MOU on the Establishment of the ICCR Chair for the Hindi Language between Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the University of Iceland.

  • Suresh Prabhu launches digital platform for MSME Exporters

    The Minister of Commerce & Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu launched the FIEO GlobalLinker- a digital platform for MSME exporters to digitize their businesses and join a global community of growing businesses in New Delhi.
    The Minister congratulated Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) for coming out with the interesting idea. He said that this initiative will help in expanding India's multi-focused export strategy and also aid in connecting art and artisans to the market. Minister also informed that at least 300 Geographical Indications will be registered very soon, which will give a major boost to exports.


  •  DARPAN-PLI App

  • DIGITAL ADVANCEMENT OF RURAL POST OFFICE FOR A NEW INDIA (DARPAN)
    Shri Manoj Sinha today launched here the DARPAN-PLI App, which will help in the collection of the premium for PLI and RPLI policies at Branch Post Offices anywhere in India, with online updation of the policies. Further, with the launch of this App, indexing of maturity claims in respect of PLI and RPLI policies can be done at Branch Post Office itself, upon which the insurant will immediately be provided with the request number for further references. Shri Sinha said that these two initiatives will help Department of Posts in providing better after-sales service to customers of PLI and RPLI, particularly those living in rural areas of the country.


  •  Lt Gen PP Malhotra takes over as DG NCC

  • Lieutenant General PP Malhotra assumed charge as Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world on 11 Apr 2018.


  • World heritage day to be celebrated at National Rail Museum, New Delhi on 18th April 2018.

  • Every year, 18th April is celebrated Worldwide as World Heritage Day to create awareness about Heritage among communities.
    The Theme of World Heritage Day 2018
    World Heritage Day 2018 Theme is “Heritage for Generations”.
    Indian Railways are the proud owner of 04 UNESCO World Heritage Sites viz. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kalka Shimla Railway and Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai.


  • International News
  • Former US first lady dies at 92
    Former first lady Barbara Bush, who has died at age 92, was the wife of former US President George H.W. Bush and the mother of former President George.

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