Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Air Services Agreement

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of the Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Georgia. The Agreement between the two countries is based on latest International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) template keeping in view of developments in Civil Aviation sector and with an objective to improve the air connectivity between the two countries. Presently there is no Air Services Agreement between these two countries. ASA is the basic legal framework for any air operation between the Continue reading →

Satellite for Disaster Management

At present, India has 13 earth observation, 3 meteorological, 13 communication and      7 navigational satellites in operation. The data from earth observation and meteorological satellites in conjunction with ground based information, and services derived from communication & navigation satellites are being used towards Disaster Management Support. The data obtained from meteorological satellites is used for cyclone track, intensity & landfall predictions and forecasting of extreme weather events. The data from earth observation satellites is used for monitoring disaster events and assessing the damages. The communication Continue reading →

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved closure of the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) which was set up in 2012 to address the social security-related issues of the Emigration Check Required (ECR)-category workers going abroad for employment to ECR countries. The subscription under the MGPSY was very low and no new subscription was received for more than a year. Closure of the scheme will, therefore, obviate the avoidable recurring administrative and record-keeping expenditure.  Like this:Like Loading...

MoU between India and Australia

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine. The main areas of cooperation include the following: 1. Communicable diseases such as Malaria and TB; 2. Mental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases; 3. Anti-Microbial Resistance and responding to public health emergencies; 4. Regulation of Pharmaceuticals,vaccines and medical devices; 5. Digital Health; 6. Tobacco Control; and 7. Any other area of cooperation decided mutually between the two countries. The MoU will involve cooperation through joint initiatives in the Health Continue reading →