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India, Japan sign Memorandum of Cooperation to help promote movement of skilled workers
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India, Japan sign Memorandum of Cooperation to help promote movement of skilled workers

With an aim to promote the movement of skilled workers from India to Japan, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on “Basic Framework for Partnership” was signed by New Delhi and Tokyo on Monday.The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the MoC covers 14 categories of specified skills under which skilled workers from India who meet the skills requirement and Japanese language tests would be eligible for employment in Japan on a contractual basis.“Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary and Suzuki Satoshi, Ambassador of Japan to India, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the Government of India and Government of Japan on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to ‘Specified Skilled Worker (SSW)’ on 18 January 2021 in New Delhi...
India, US have common interest in promoting security in Indo-Pacific: MEA
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India, US have common interest in promoting security in Indo-Pacific: MEA

Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that India and US have a common interest in promoting security and prosperity in Indo-Pacific region and that the ability of two countries to work together has a positive impact in effectively addressing the regional and global challenges.“India and US share comprehensive global strategic partnership and given our substantial bilateral agenda, our growing engagement and convergence on strategic and security interest, both countries have a common interest in promoting security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Our ability to work together has a positive impact in effectively addressing the regional and global challenges,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said at a media briefing.He was answering a query about t...
China’s PLA now has precision 3D maps of India border
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China’s PLA now has precision 3D maps of India border

For the first time, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has completed 3D mapping of its western border including the disputed part with India to pin-point accuracy, according to state media reports.The PLA’s western theatre command (WAC) has begun to deploy the newly built precision “spatial datum” system covering China’s western borders, which will help in building both combat capability and infrastructure.“The PLA recently started deploying China’s first panoramic, high-precision spatial datum that covers the uncharted western border region of the country,” a state media report said.The completion of the two-year PLA project and the deployment comes amid the ongoing months-long Sino-India border friction along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.It wasn’t immediately cl...
India approves signing of memorandum of cooperation with Japan
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India approves signing of memorandum of cooperation with Japan

Setting an institutional mechanism for coordination between India and Japan, the Indian Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with Japan, on a basic framework for the partnership for proper operation of the system pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker.”According to an official statement, the present Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) will set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Japan on sending and accepting skilled Indian workers, who have qualified the required skill and Japanese language test, to work in fourteen specified sectors in Japan. These Indian workers would be granted a new status of residence of “Specified Skilled Worker” by Japan.“The MOC would enhance p...
US values India as multilateral partner: Pompeo
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US values India as multilateral partner: Pompeo

Citing cooperation between the United States and India, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington values India as a multilateral partner.“Pompeo said the US values India as a multilateral partner, whether it is through the Quad, through new cooperation on Mekong regional issues, making Afghan peace negotiations successful, or working together during India’s upcoming term on the United Nations Security Council,” the US Department of State said in a tweet.On Wednesday, Pompeo had praised External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar for his role in making US-India ties stronger.Earlier on Monday, India’s flag was installed at the UNSC stakeout as the country begins its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN body for the 2021-22 period.
Pakistan has second highest audience India’s Prasar Bharati
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Pakistan has second highest audience India’s Prasar Bharati

During 2020, Pakistan has accounted for the second highest digital audience for Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR), Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said on Sunday.According to an official statement issued by the Ministry, the channels of Prasar Bharati across Doordarshan and Akashvani have “registered more than 100 per cent growth, clocking over a Billion Digital Views and over 6 Billion Digital Watch Minutes”.“Interestingly during 2020, Pakistan accounted for the second highest digital audience for DD and AIR content after domestic audience from within India, with the United States close behind,” the ministry said.It said during 2020, Prasar Bharati’s mobile application ‘NewsOnAir’ added more than 2.5 million users with the platform registering over 300 million vie...
India, Pakistan exchange list of Indian prisoners as part of bilateral agreement
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India, Pakistan exchange list of Indian prisoners as part of bilateral agreement

As part of a bilateral agreement, Pakistan on Friday handed over a list of 319 Indian prisoners including 49 civil and 270 fishermen lodged in the country's jails to the High Commission of India.The Foreign Office (FO) said that the step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between the two countries signed on May 21, 2008."The Government of Pakistan, today, shared with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad a list of 319 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, including 49 civilians and 270 fishermen prisoners," it said.The Indian government also simultaneously shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India, including 263 civilians and 77 fishermen with the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi, the FO said.Under the agreement, the two countries are required t...
India, Bhutan sign MoU on cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space
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India, Bhutan sign MoU on cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space

India and Bhutan have agreed to cooperate in the peaceful uses of outer space after the Indian Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries.According to an official statement, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved MoU between India and Bhutan on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space signed on November 19 by both sides at Bangalore/Thimpu and exchanged."This MoU shall enable India and Bhutan to pursue cooperation in potential interest areas, such as remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication and satellite-based navigation; Space science and planetary exploration; use of spacecraft and space systems and ground system; and application of space technology," the statement said.The Cabinet further said that ...
J&K: Young entrepreneur sells Kashmiri apples online, introduces new packaging
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J&K: Young entrepreneur sells Kashmiri apples online, introduces new packaging

In the Shopian district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a young entrepreneur is selling world famous Kashmiri apples online by bringing much-needed reforms in the fruit’s packaging at par with global standards.Adnan Ali Khan, 30, has now emerged as a local hero by setting up a supply chain that ensures fair prices to farmers by helping them sell their products on the internet.Khan, a fourth-generation farmer from his family, completed engineering and MBA and is now doing his PhD on “value addition, planning and marketing of Kashmiri products”.He launched his online venture that delivers Kashmiri apples to the doorstep upon receiving orders online.He is probably the first Kashmiri to sell apples in retail packs on the internet. Adnan made his debut in September when he s...
J&K: Revival of 1902 built Mohra Hydro Electric Project delights Baramulla
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J&K: Revival of 1902 built Mohra Hydro Electric Project delights Baramulla

The Jammu and Kashmir administration’s recent decision to revive its first Hydroelectric Project, one of the oldest hydel power plants in South Asia, Mohra (also spelled as Mahura), has delighted the people of Baramulla.Built in 1902 on the left bank of river Jhelum at Boniyar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and commissioned in the year 1905, by the then monarch of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, by hiring the services of Canada born engineer, Major Alian de Litbniere, the Mahura Hydroelectric project was built with unique and rare features, which include 11-kilometer-long wooden flume as water conductor.Initially, the power house started generating 3.75 megawatts electricity and also served the purpose of irrigating nearest fields because of its unique construction. The powe...