List of Important MoU’s Recently Signed by India with Other Countries (Updated Upto November 2015-Till Date)- Download in PDF

    List of Important MoU’s Recently Signed by India with Other Countries- Download in PDF
    List of Important MoU’s Recently Signed by India with Other Countries- Download in PDF:
    Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important MoU’s Recently Signed by India with other countries around the world, this list was updatedup to November 2015 (Till Date). Candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming examination can use this material.

    IMPORTANT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING SIGNED BY INDIA

    1). TheUnion Ministry of Power and the respectiveBelgian government authorityat the Federal and regional level signed aMoUfor cooperation in development of new and renewable technologies
    ·        The following are theobjectives of the MoU signed
    a)   To establish cooperative institutional relationship between countries
    b)   To promote and encourage technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable energy issues
    ·        The MoU will focus on development of new and renewable energy technologies in the following fields
    a)   Solar – thermal and photovoltaic
    b)   Wind energy
    c)   Biomass
    d)   Geothermal energy
    e)   Smart grids
    f)    Marine energy
    ·        It would also include contribution for diversification of renewable energy supply and energy security

    2).Indiasigned2 MoUs withIndonesiastrengthening the ties between the 2 countries
    ·        The MoUs were signed in the following 2 sectors
    a)   New and Renewable Energy sector – it would enable both the countries to reducecarbon emissionsby2030 by the following percentages
    ü India –35%
    ü Indonesia –29%
    b) Cultural Exchange programme for 3 years from 2015 to 2018
    ·        The MoUs were signed in the presence of the following dignitaries after their bilateral talks in Jakarta
    a) Indian Vice President –Hamid Ansari
    b) Indonesian Vice President –Jusuf Kalla

    3).India signed a MoU withFrance to conserve, develop and publicize written heritage at theNational LibraryinKolkata, West Bengal
    ·        This MoU focuses on development of digital co-operation, competency and skill-building
    ·        It also seeks to share technical and cultural cooperation between the 2 countries
    ·        It will assist a programme on digitization of old manuscripts and documents which had begun in France7 years ago
    ·        The MoU was signed by the following dignitaries
    a)   Joint Secretary, Library in the Union Ministry of Culture –Sreya Guha
    b)   President of the National Library of France –Bruno Racine

    4).India signed an agreement withEgypt onMaritime Transport between the 2 countries to strengthen cooperation in the field of merchant shipping
    ·        The following are theobjectives of the agreement
    a)   To enhance and stimulate steady growth of maritime traffic
    b)   To facilitate training and exchange of staff and students between the countries from several maritime organizations
    c)   To enhance exchange of information for facilitating and accelerating the flow of commercial goods in sea and ports
    ·        It also supports establishment ofjoint ventures between the countries in the following fields
    a)   Maritime transport
    b)   Maritime training
    c)   Shipbuilding and repairs
    d)   IT including development of simulators

    5).India andJordansigned6 MoUs in various fields and both countries also assured to enhance their cooperation in counter-terrorism and defence
    ·        Indian PresidentPranab Mukherjee is on a threeMiddle East Nations tour to the following 3 countries
    a)   Jordan
    b)   Palestine
    c)   Israel
    ·        The following are the MoUs signed during his visit to Jordan
    a)   MoU on executive programme forcultural exchangebetween the Jordanian and Indian governments
    b)   MoU onCommunication and Information Technologyto cooperate in the field of ICT and electronic fields
    c)   MoU between Jordan News AgencyPetra and thePress Trust of India (PTI)
    d)   MoU onMaritime Transport Sector
    e)   MoU betweenJordan Institute of Diplomacy andIndian Foreign Service Institute (IFSI)
    f)    MoU betweenIndian Metrological Department (IMD) and JordanStandards and Metrology Organisation to cooperate in assessment techniques
    ·        The MoU’s were signed in the presence of the following dignitaries inAmman
    a)   Indian President – Pranab Mukherjee
    b)   Jordan Prime Minister –Abdullah Ensour
    ·        Pranab Mukherjee also inaugurated a street named afterMahatma Gandhi in Amman and planted an Olive tree in peace park
    ·        Jordan also assured its full support to India’s candidature in the expandedUnited Nations Security Council (UNSC)

    6).India andEcuador signed aProtocolfor the establishment of the India EcuadorJoint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) to enhance bilateral trade and investment relations
    ·        The bilateral trade between the 2 countries was over1290.77 million US dollars in the year 2014-15
    ·        Objectiveof JETCO – to improve and strengthen the existing trade relationship between the 2 countries
    ·        JETCO will function as the primary forum for discussion and other promotional activities on trade and investment basis
    ·        The meeting will be held once in every2 years
    ·        2016– the1stmeeting of JETCO is proposed to be held inIndia
    ·        The protocol was signed by the following dignitaries during the meeting between delegations of both countries
    a)   Ecuadorian Ambassador to India –Mentor Villagomez
    b)   Indian Commerce Secretary –Rita Teotia

    7).On 5thOctober 2015,India andGermany signed a deal to fast-track business approvals to make it easier for German companies to operate in India
    ·        The fast-track approvals process will ensure that German firms will have a single point of contact in the Indian administration
    ·        India and Germany also inked around 18 agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance ties in key areas of defence, manufacturing, trade, intelligence and clean energy
    ·        These agreements and MoU were signed at the end of the3rdIndo-German Inter Governmental Consultations (ICG) in New Delhi
    ·        The Indo-German ICG was co-chaired by the following dignitaries
    a)   Indian Prime Minister –Narendra Modi
    b)   German Chancellor –Angela Merkel
    ·        Germany will also provide assistance of over1 billion eurosfor India’s green energy corridor and solar projects

    The following are theMoU – Agreements signed between India and Germany

    ·        Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between theMinistry of Human Resource Developmentof India and theFederal Foreign Officeof Germany regarding the Promotion of German as a Foreign Language in India and the Promotion of Modern Indian Languages in Germany. This was signed by the following dignitaries
    a.   Dr. Subash Chandra Kunthia – Secretary MHRD
    b.   Dr. Martin Ney – German Ambassador
    ·        Summary Record of the Negotiations onDevelopment Cooperation between the Government of India and the Government of Germany signed by
    a.   Shri Jayant Sinha – MoS (Minister of State) Finance
    b.   Dr. Gerd Muller – Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
    ·        MoU between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India on Indo-German Development Cooperation Regarding the Indo-GermanSolar Energy Partnershipsigned by
    a.   Shri Piyush Goyal – Minister for New and Renewable Energy
    b.   Dr. Gerd Muller – Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
    ·        Joint MoU between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany on Cooperation in the Field ofSkill Development and Vocational Education and Training signed by
    a.   Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy – Minister for Skill Development& Entrepreneurship
    b.   Dr. Johanna Wanka – Minister of Education and Research
    c.   Dr. Gerd Muller – Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
    ·        MoU between the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and the Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany onSecurity Cooperation signed by
    a.   Shri Kiren Rijiju – MoS Home
    b.   Dr. Guenter Krings –  Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Interior
    ·        MoU between the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India and the Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany onAviation Security signed by
    a.   Shri Rajiv Nayan Choubey –  Secretary, Civil Aviation
    b.   Dr. Guenter Krings –  Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Interior
    ·        JDI between the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and the Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany on Cooperation in the Field ofDisaster Managementsigned by
    a.   Shri Kiren Rijiju – MoS Home
    b.   Dr. Guenter Krings –  Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Interior
    ·        MoU between the German Agribusiness Alliance and Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) on Cooperation inAgricultural Studiessigned by
    a.   Mr.Sanjeev Asthana – Chairman, ASCI
    b.   Mr.Joerg Rehbein – Spokesman India, German Agribusiness Alliance
    ·        Letter of Intent between the Department of Science and Technology(DST),India the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (Council), and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (Foundation) on supporting participation of Indianyoung scientists in Natural Sciences for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetingssigned by
    a.   Dr.Arabinda Mitra – Head International Cooperation, DST (Department of Science& Technology)
    b.   Mr.Nicolaus Turner – CEO, Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
    ·        Joint Declaration between the Ministry of Science and Technology (Government of the Republic of India) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Government of the Federal Republic of Germany) on the extension of the tenure of the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC) signed by
    a.   Dr. Harshvardhan – Minister for Science& Technology& Earth Sciences
    b.   Dr. Johanna Wanka – Minister of Education and Research
    ·        MoU betweenUniversity Grants Commission (UGC), India and German Academic Exchange Service, Germany on Indo-German Partnerships inHigher Education(IGP) signed by
    a.   Prof. Ved Prakash – Chairman, UGC
    b.   Prof. Dr. Mukherjee – Vice President of German Academic Exchange Service
    ·        JDI between the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, (MoA&FW), India, and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) of Germany onPlant Protection Products signed by
    a.   Shri Utpal Kumar Singh – Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
    b.   Dr. Helmut Tschiersky – President, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
    ·        JDI on the further Development of the Cooperation in theField of Railwaysbetween the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany and the Ministry of Railways of India signed by
    a.   Shri AK Mital – Chairman Railway Board
    b.   Mr. Michael Odenwald – State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
    ·        MoU between the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI)& Public Enterprises, India, and Fraunhofer Society, Germany on cooperation in thefield of manufacturing signed by
    a.   Shri Vishwajit Sahay – Joint Secretary, DHI
    b.   Mr. Frank Treppe –  Director, International Relations, Fraunhofer Institute
    ·        Joint Announcement on setting up aFast-Track system for German companies in India signed by
    a.   Shri Amitabh Kant – Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy& Promotion
    b.   Mr. Uwe Beckmeyer – Parliamentary States Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
    ·        Joint Declaration between Germany and India on the continuation of the cooperation in the field of advancedtraining of corporate executives and junior executives from India signed by
    a.   Shri Amitabh Kant – Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy& Promotion
    b.   Mr. Uwe Beckmeyer – Parliamentary States Secretary (Minister of State) at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
    ·        Joint Statement of Intent onCooperation in Food Safety between the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) signed by
    a.   Mr. Ashish Bahuguna – Chairman of FSSAI
    b.   Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel – President, Federal Institute of Risk Assessment
    ·        Joint Statement of Intent between the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety on Cooperation in Food Safety signed by
    a.   Mr. Ashish Bahuguna – Chairman of FSSAI
    b.   Dr. Helmut Tschiersky – President, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
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