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India and South Africa agree to Strengthen Collaboration in Key Areas of Science

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The Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Science, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and the South African Minister for Science, Technology Ms. Naledi Pandor agree to Strengthen Collaboration in Science including in the Field of “HIV Vaccine Research”.

India and South Africa

Key areas :

  • Health Sciences and Biotechnology.
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Green Chemistry and the Mega project in the area of “HIV Vaccine Research Collaboration” with co-funding to the tune of US $ 1 million from both sides.

During the 3rd BRICS of Science and Technology Ministerial Meeting held in Moscow on 27th and 28th this month the two side held bilateral discussions on all the projects.

India had launched the ASTROSAT satellite for space probe and to provide necessary assistance to South Africa. ASTROSAT is India’s first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory.

Key points :

  • South Africa Currency : South African rand
  • South Africa Capital : Pretoria,Cape Town, Bloemfontein
  • South Africa President : Jacob Zuma