On October 4, 2017, Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved following bilateral agreements and initiatives:
Cabinet approves the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania
Union cabinet has given its approval for the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania.
- The treaty provides a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Lithuania.
Quick Facts about Lithuania:
- Capital – Vilnius
- Currency – Euro
- Current President – Dalia Grybauskaitė
Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Switzerland on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector
Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Railways, Government of India and the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of Swiss Confederation on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector.
More Details about MoU between India and Switzerland on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector:
- The MoU was signed on August 31, 2017.
- Traction Rolling stock, railway electrification Equipments, railway station modernization and multimodal transport are some of the important areas of cooperation enlisted in the MoU.
Quick Facts about Switzerland:
- Important Cities – Bern and Zurich
- Currency – Swiss Franc
Cabinet approves MoU on Upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar
Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Myanmar on upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar.
More Details about MoU on Upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar:
- The MoU was signed on September 6, 2017.
- It covers upgradation of the Yamethin Women’s Police Training Centre to augment the capabilities of the Myanmar Government to build capacities of its police force with technical and financial assistance from Government of India
Quick Facts about Myanmar:
- Capital – Naypyidaw
- Currency – Burmese kyat
- Current President – Htin Kyaw
Centre approves setting up a turtle sanctuary in Allahabad
The Central Government has approved development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati) under Namami Gange programme.
Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad and River Biodiversity Park at Sangam:
These projects have been approved with an aim to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures.
- Development of Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad, River Biodiversity Park at Sangam and creating awareness about the importance and conservation of river Ganga will involve cost of Rs 1.34 crore, which will be entirely funded by Central Government.
- It is to be noted that Rivers Ganga and Yamuna at Allahabad are home to some of the most endangered fauna like Turtles, national Aquatic Animal – Gangetic dolphin, Gharial and numerous migratory and resident birds.