Important Facts For Prelims (20th March 2019)
- 20 Mar 2019
- 4 min read
- The opening ceremony of 33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Ind-Indo Corpat) took place at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India.
- The 33rd IND-INDO CORPAT, also coinciding with 70 of the establishment of India-Indonesia diplomatic ties.
- Under this exercise, the ship and aircraft from both the countries would undertake to patrol on the respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary line.
- As part of the Indian Government’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has also been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean Region with Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Surveillance, Search and Rescue, and other capacity-building and capability-enhancement activities.
SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region)
- The vision of SAGAR was enunciated by Prime Minister in March 2015. It is an articulation of India’s vision for the Indian Ocean.
- SAGAR has inter-related elements and underscores India’s engagement in the Indian Ocean. These are enhancing capacities to safeguard land and maritime territories & interests; deepening economic and security cooperation in the littoral; action to deal with natural disasters and maritime threats like piracy, terrorism.
- It also includes engaging with countries beyond our shores with the aim of building greater trust and promoting respect for maritime rules, norms and peaceful resolution of disputes
- Annual joint military exercise Mitra-Shakti 2019 between India India-Sri Lanka will be conducted in Sri Lanka.
- The aim of the exercise is to build and promote close relations between armies of both the countries and to enhance the ability of joint exercise commander to take military contingents of both nations under command.
- This exercise is one of the major bilateral defense cooperation initiatives between India and Sri Lanka since 2013.
Copyright License for Google
- Google has been granted a copyright license by the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS).
- The copyright license will enable Google to use IPRS members’ work and material in India on YouTube and other services.
- Google recently launched YouTube Music, a paid music streaming service, in the country.
- IPRS is the country’s only copyright society, authorized to carry out the copyright business for musical works and literary works (lyrics), associated with its members.
- Members of IPRS comprises of the author (lyricists), music composers and music publishers.
- The IPRS was founded on 23rd August 1969.
- The IPRS is a representative body of Owners of Music, viz. The Composers, Lyricists (or Authors) and the Publishers of Music and is also the sole Authorised Body to issue Licences for usage of Musical Works & Literary Music within India by any person.