Thursday, 3 December 2015

Current Affairs Update Exam Notes - World leaders Visits to India June-Nov 2015

Dear IBPS Bank Jobs aspirant(s), here is the details about the visits to India by famous leaders of the World from June to November 2015.

German Chancellor: Angela Markel: Oct 4th – 6th

(To attend the India-Germany bi-annual summit, reciprocal visit within 5 months of Modi’s April visit)
Capital Berlin
President Joachim Gauck
Currency Euro

5th October 2015
Angela Merkel was in India for a three day visit from 4th October to 6th October, 2015 for boosting up the bilateral relations with special focus on trade, security and defence.
Angela Merkel held talks with Modi during 3rd Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC)reaffirmed their commitment to pursue reforms of the UN and there were 18 MOUs inked between both countries to attract foreign investment in support of his “Make in India” drive to boost industrial investment and create skilled jobs. Here is the list of deals


Germany returned stolen 10th century Goddess statue to India
After the 3 hour talks and signing of 18 MOUs Angela Merkel presented NaMo a 10th centuryGoddess Durga idol in Mahishasuramardini avatar during her visit to New Delhi. It had gone missing from Kashmiri temple at Pulwama in 1990s. The statue is a symbol of “victory of good over evil”.In 2012 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) perceived the idol at Linden Museum in Stuggart, Germany.

 Germany financed Green energy projects with 125 million euro
As a part of Indo- German partnership Germany funded Green Energy Projects programme of India by providing development and technical assistance of 125 million euro (about Rs 915 crore). The loan will finance two green energy projects in Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh which would be strengthened to evacuate more green energy.
6 October 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited German automotive Bosch with focus on innovation and skills development and after that they addressed the Indo-German Summit in Bangalore.

  • Fraunhofer India
  • Theme –“Digitising Tomorrow Together – An Indo-German Summit”
  • Agenda –To promote Industries
During summit 5 MOUs inked to strengthen ties in sectors like telecommunication, solar and defence.

  • India and Germany are strategic partners since 2001
  • Germany is India’s largest trading partner in European Union
  • Germany is the seventh largest foreign investor in India

Seychelles President: James Alix Michel- 25-27 August 2015

(Reciprocal visit within 5 months of Modi’s March visit to Seychelles)
Capital Victoria
Currency Seychellois rupee
President James Michel

List of Agreements/MoUs

  • Air Services Agreement.
  • MoU for providing one Dornier Maritime Aircraft.
  • Agreement for exchange of information with respect to Taxes.
  • MoU between Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Seychelles Agricultural Agency for
  • Cooperation in agricultural research and education.
  • Protocol on framework of cooperation in the field of Blue Economy between India and Seychelles.

Mozambique President: Filipe Nyusi – 4-8 August 2015

(The first Asian visit of the Mozambian leader in office)
Capital Maputo
Currency Mozambican metical
Official language Portuguese
Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário
During the official visit of Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique to India, the two countries signed an Memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen cooperation in New and Renewable Energy Sector. Beside that both the countries have agreed ways to intensify cooperation in maritime security and ocean economy as both have large coastlines and both are also linked by the Indian Ocean.
Also Signed an MOU on Oil and gas sector.

Tanzanian Jakaya Kikwete: 17-21 June 2015

(First African head of state to visit during Modi government)
Capital Dodoma
Currency Tanzanian shilling
President(Current) John Magufuli
Prime Minister Majaliwa K. Majaliwa
India and Tanzania signed six MoUs in the field of tourism, education and hydrography to deepen bilateral cooperation.
List of inked MOU/Project signed/Exchanged with Tanzania
  • MOU on establishing a collaborative program in official statistics: It was inked between the East Africa Statistical Training Center (EASTC) in Tanzania and the National Statistical System Training Academy (NSSTA) in India and will include capacity building for Staff of EASTC and other African Countries in Official Statistics.
  • MOU on cooperation in Agricultural Statistics, Computer Applications and Bio-informatics: It was inked between EASTC and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) for capacity building of Staff
  • MOU on Cooperation in the field of Tourism: To enhance bilateral cooperation in Tourism and hospitality sectors.
  • Loan agreement to operationalise the LoC: The agreement was signed between Exim Bank and Government of Tanzania on LOC for 268.35 million US dollar for extension of Lake Victoria pipeline project.
  • Agreement for appointing the former as PMC: The agreement was signed between WAPCOS (PSU under M/o Water) and Government of Tanzania for preparation of DPR for Lake Victoria pipeline project
  • MOU for Cooperation in the field of Hydrography & Protocol on exchange of Hydrographic Data: To promote development and cooperation in the field of Hydrography through conducting surveys, exchange of data, capacity building and infrastructure strengthening.

Netharlands PM: Mark Rutte: 5-6 June 2015

(First European head of government to visit during Modi government)
Capital Amsterdam
Currency Euro
Official language Dutch
Monarch Willem-Alexander
Recently, Intergovernmental agreements between India and Netherlands have been signed in New Delhi in order to enhance the bilateral cooperation between the two nations. The agreements were signed in the presence of Indian PM Mr Narendra Modi and PM of Netherlands Mr Mark Rutte after the discussions held between the leaders regarding regions and the world in general.
Indian PM Modi said both the nations are going to be benefitted from bilateral and multilateral collaboration in terrorisms, defence, maritime security and cyber security etc..

Various agreements signed are
  •  Agreements on manufacturing of dredgers at the Cochin Shipyard.
  • Agreements in the production of Measles and Rubella vaccines in India with technology transfer from Netherlands.
  •  Agreements in the development of coastal roads and metro lines in India.
  •  Joint Working Group on skill development agreement.
  •  Developing Joint pilot project for electric vehicle ecosystem in India in the renewable energy is another agreement.
  •  Setting up centres of excellence in areas like animal husbandry and horticulture etc agreement.
  •  Agreement on setting up Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism .
  • A dutch team would would be visiting India sooner for drawing a road map for collaboration
National Clean Ganga Mission
Netherlands and Maharashtra are to collaborate in the infrastructure development and delivery in and around Mumbai city . For a knowlege partnership and research in agricultural business sector like cold chain infrastructure,,life stock production , MoU was signed between Netherland’s Wageningen university and Telangana government .• Netherlands is major partner in the economic development of India because of its second largest Indian population in Europe and many dutch companies have long presence in India. Both India and Netherlands are the fifth largest source of their investments in each nations.

National Mission for Clean Ganga NMCG — NMCG is is a society registered formed by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change MoEFCC on 12th August 2011. The arear of operation of NMCG would be Ganga River Basin, including the states through which ganga flows, as well as National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Objective of NMCG is ensuring of effective abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of river Ganga by using river basin approach and to maintain minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga to ensure water quality and environmentally sustainable development.

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