22 June 2018: UPSC Exam PIB Summary & Analysis

Chabahar Port in Iran

  • Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Union   Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping said in Dushanbe yesterday, that India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019.
  • Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Union   Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping said in Dushanbe yesterday, that India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019.
  • He talked about the massive work being done in the infrastructure sector, with National Highways being built at an unprecedented pace of 28km/day.
  • Shri Nitin Gadkari was on a two day official visit   to Tajikistan to represent India at the high level global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”. 
  • Shri Gadkari inaugurated of the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at the Indian Embassy in Dushanbe. 
  • Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at Dushanbe will offer classes in Hindi, Sanskrit, Yoga and various performing arts like music and dance to the Indian diaspora as well as Tajik people.

 

Third AIIB Annual Meeting 2018

  • The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will jointly host the third Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai.
  • The theme for this year’s meeting is *“Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration”* that will see leaders from varied organizations and levels of government to share ideas and experiences for creating a sustainable future through sound infrastructure investment. 
  • This year will also see the launch of the inaugural Asian Infrastructure Forum, which will gather infrastructure practitioners in a practical and project-driven discourse, focused on matching innovative finance to critical infrastructure needs.
  • The two-day meeting will witness the presence of top policy makers, Ministers from AIIB members, participants from partner institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations. 

 

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