3 member team to explore depths of the ocean in first manned ocean mission.

  • Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju announced the Samudrayaan Mission( MATSYA 6000 ) India’s first manned mission to explore the deep ocean, where three people will be sent into the depth of 6,000 metre in a submersible.
  • Aim: To sustainably use marine resources for the country’s economic growth and livelihood along with creating job and maintaining the health of the marine ecosystem.
  • It is designed to study the deep ocean resources and conduct biodiversity assessment.

India, Bangladesh sign 3 MoUs after bilateral meet ahead of G20 summit.

  • India and Bangladesh signed three MoUs including one on cooperation in Digital Payment mechanisms.
  • First MoU was signed between National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Bangladesh Bank on cooperation in Digital Payment mechanism Second MoU focused on the renewal of the Cultural Exchange Program for 2023-2025.
  • The third MoU was signed between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council.

India and Saudi Arabia sign Agreement on Cooperation in Energy Sector.

  • India and Saudi Arabia signed a historic comprehensive cooperation agreement in the field of energy.
  • Aim: To enhance ties between India and Saudi Arabia in renewable energy, energy efficiency, hydrogen, electricity and grid interconnections, petroleum, natural gas, strategic petroleum reserves, and energy security.
  • It also seeks to encourage bilateral investment in the fields of renewable energy, electricity, hydrogen and storage, and oil & gas.

NTPC Green Energy Limited to collaborate with Nayara Energy.

  • NTPC Green Energy Ltd (NGEL) will partner with Nayara Energy, an oil refining and marketing company, to produce green hydrogen for Nayara Energy’s captive usage.
  • Aim: To collaborate and produce green hydrogen for Nayara Energy’s captive usage, accelerate decarbonization and catalyse reduction in carbon footprint.
  • Objective: To explore and implement cutting-edge technologies to produce green hydrogen, contributing to a cleaner and more resilient energy landscape.

Indian startup delegation in Dubai to strengthen collaboration with UAE.

  • The Consulate General of India in Dubai welcomed a delegation of 15 Indian startups in a bid to foster collaboration and innovation between Indian and UAE entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Aim: To explore the vibrant startup ecosystems of Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, further strengthening the bonds between India and the UAE.
  • These sessions will provide valuable insights into marketing opportunities, expansion strategies within the UAE, and networking opportunities.

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