On October 29, 2020, Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the following proposals:
–Cabinet approves MoC between India and Japan to cooperate in the field of ICT
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to promote human capacity building and further development of the startup ecosystem.
- The MoC will help in cooperation between two countries in various fields like 5G network, telecom security, Submarine cable, standard certification of communication equipment, utilization of latest Wireless Technologies and ICTs, ICTs capacity building, Public Protection and Disaster Relief, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Block Chain, Spectrum Chain, Spectrum Management, Cooperation on Multilateral platforms etc.
–The MoC will enhance opportunities for India to get into the global standardization process.
–This Cooperation will aid the development of future submarine cable networks which will help in boosting connectivity of mainland India to remote areas.
Currency– Japanese yen
Prime Minister– Yoshihide Suga
-Cabinet approves MoU between India and Cambodia on cooperation in Health and Medicine
The Union Cabinet has also approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cambodia on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine through joint initiatives and technology development.
- The MoU will become effective on the date of its signature for a period of five years.
- The main areas of cooperation between the two Governments include: Mother and child health; Family Planning; HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and Tuberculosis (TB); Drugs and Pharmaceuticals; Technology Transfer; Public Health and Epidemiology; Disease Control (Communicable and Non-Communicable); Medical Research and Development, subject to the approval of the National Ethic Committee of Cambodia and to the clearance by concerned Department/Ministry in India; Medical Education; Health manpower development in the field of public health; Training in clinical, para-clinical and management skills.
Capital– Phnom Penh
Currency– Cambodian riel
Prime Minister– Hun Sen
Recent Related News:
i.The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to MoU signed between India and Zimbabwe on Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, which was signed on November 3rd, 2018.
ii.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a MoU between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of the Republic of Cote d’lvoire on Cooperation in the field of Health.