Narendra Modi Cabinet renames Kandla Port after Deendayal Upadhyay: Take a look at some other decisions

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New Delhi | October 04, 2017 5:04 PM

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its "ex-post facto approval" to the renaming of Kandla Port in Gujarat as Deendayal Port

modi cabinet kandla port ptiNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Swachh Bharat Diwas function in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its “ex-post facto approval” to the renaming of Kandla Port in Gujarat as Deendayal Port, after RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. A PIB release justified the renaming of the Kandla Port, saying, “Ports in India are generally named after the city or town in which these are situated. However, the Government, in special cases, after due consideration, have renamed the Ports after great leaders in the past.”

“By renaming Kandla Port as ‘Deendayal Port, Kandla’, a grateful nation would be remembering the invaluable contributions made by one of the greatest sons of India, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. This will inspire the people of Gujarat, particularly the youth, who may not be fully aware of the contributions made by the great leader,” it added.

According to the release, there were public demands from several quarters in Gujarat, especially from Kachhh district to rename ‘Kandla Port’ as ‘Deendayal Port, Kandla’.

The decision to rename the Kandla Port as Deendayal Port has been made as a part of the birth anniversary celebrations of Upadhyay. The release said, “Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay (25.9.1916 – 1.2.1968) was a prominent leader, who pledged his life to the service of the nation. He devoted his entire life serving the nation and worked among the masses and dedicated and sacrificed his life for the upliftment of the Poor & Working Class at the same time.”

MoU on upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar

The Union Cabinet has given its 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. The MoU was signed on 6th September, 2017. According to PIB, the MoU covers upgradation of the Yamethin Women’s Police Training Centre to further augment the capabilities of the Myanmar Government to build capacities of its police force with technical and financial assistance from Government of India.”

MoU between India and Switzerland on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector

The Union Cabinet was apprised today of the 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. The MoU was signed on on 31st August, 2017. The MoU will enable technical cooperation in areas like: Traction Rolling stock, EMU and train sets, Traction Propulsion Equipments, Freight and Passenger Cars, Tilting Trains, Railway Electrification Equipment, Train scheduling and operation improvement, Railway Station modernization, Multimodal transport, Tunneling technology.

Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania. The Treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Lithuania. The Treaty would also help in extradition of fugitive criminals including terrorists for criminal prosecutions from Lithuania who may have committed crimes against India.

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