Glance News-11th March 2018


List of Agreements signed during Visit of President of France to India

  • Agreement between India and France on the Prevention of Illicit Consumption and Reduction of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Chemical Precursors and Related Offences
  • India-France Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement
  • Agreement between India and France to facilitate Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Railways and SNCF Motilities, France on technical cooperation in the field of Railways
  • Letter of Intent between India and France for creation of a permanent Indo-French Railways Forum
  • Agreement between India and France regarding the provision of reciprocal logistics support between their Armed Forces
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and France on cooperation in the field of Environment
  • Agreement between India and France on cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development
  • Agreement between India and France regarding the exchange and reciprocal protection of classified or protected information
  • Implementing Arrangement between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Central National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) for pre-formulation studies of a Maritime Awareness Mission
  • Industrial Way Forward Agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, and EDF, France
  • Bilateral Arrangement between India and France on cooperation in the matter of Hydrography and Maritime Cartography
  • Credit Facility Agreement between India and France of Euros 100 million for funding of the Smart City Projects through a Challenge Process
  • Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and the National Solar Energy Institute (INES), France

PM inaugurates two-day National Legislators Conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a two-day National Legislators Conference on ‘We For Development’at the Central Hall of Parliament House.

  • The motive of the conference is to bring MPs and MLAs on a single platform where ideas and plans for development can be exchanged.
  • Role of public representatives in development and optimum use of resources will be the subjects on agenda for discussions.

‘WINGS INDIA 2018’ Event Gets Underway

The four-day biennial event ‘WINGS INDIA 2018 ‘, jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India and FICCI got underway in Hyderabad.

  • The theme of the four-day biennial event this year is ‘India-Global Aviation Hub’.
  • WINGS INDIA 2018 is a platform for interactions, forging alliances, investments and air connectivity between the States and the global aviation players & stakeholders.

Start-up incubator for women ‘We-Hub’ launched in Telangana


A start-up incubator was launched by the Telangana government on the occasion of International Women’s Day to exclusively promote entrepreneurship among women.

  • The facility, named We-Hub, is the country’s first state-led incubator exclusively for women entrepreneurs.
  • We-Hub is an entrepreneurial platform for aspiring women from rural and urban backgrounds helping them achieve being independent and overcome the societal barriers.



Australia beat England 2-1 to lift 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup


Australia outplayed England 2-1 in the final to lift the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.

  • Both sides were using the tournament as preparation for the Commonwealth Games, which take place from 5-14 April on Australia’s Gold Coast.

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