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Cabinet approves India-Canada MoU for cooperation in Science & Technology

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Modi on Wednesday, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with for cooperation in the field of Science & Technology.

The MoU will provide a mechanism and help foster scientific cooperation between R&D and academic institutions of the two countries.

Under the MoU, an innovative model of R&D cooperation between and will be implemented. Furthermore, the India-Centre for to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) programme will be supported to promote multidisciplinary research partnerships between the two countries.

In lieu of the strengthened cooperation in this segment, the R&D projects will be aimed at accelerating social transformation by providing solutions through application of science and technology. The participants will include researchers from scientific organisations, academia and R&D laboratories from and Canada.

The two countries have identified areas of mutual cooperation, which include safe and and This will help to develop and support the establishment of connections between scientific organisations, scientists, and specialists of the two parties.

The MoU was concluded by the with the (NSERC) of Canada, in pursuance to the inter-governmental Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the and Canada in November 2005.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 15:45 IST