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Cabinet nod to MoU b/w India & Morocco for coopn in the peaceful uses of outer space

New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) Union Cabinet on Thursday has been apprised of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco for Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. The MoU was signed at New Delhi on September 25, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
This MoU shall enable the following potential interest areas of cooperation in space science, technology and applications including 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 MoU would lead to set up a Joint Working Group, drawing members from Department of Space and Indian Space Research Organisation, Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS),the Royal Centre for Space Research and Studies (CRERS), which will further work out the plan of action including the time-frame and the means of implementing the MoU”,Mr Jaitly said.
Morocco expressed interest in cooperation with India in the field of space in early 1990s, ISRO and Centre Royal de Tele detection Spatial (CRTS-Royal Centre for Remote Sensing) have exchanged draft and arrived at a mutually agreed version of the Memorandum of Understanding for space cooperation in 1998.
Indian Ambassador to Morocco has negotiated an updated version of this MoU at Government level and shared with ISRO. The draft inter-Governmental MoU was by ISRO and expressed its readiness to sign this MoU on September 25, 2018 during the visit of Moroccan Minister in charge of Defence Administration.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting of the union cabinet.
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BJP delinks party's debacle from 2019 LS battle, Rajya Sabha MP flays 'caste card'

11 Dec 2018 | 3:33 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) On the face of clear rout in Chhattisgarh and not able to put up a good show in other states, the BJP on Tuesday said the mandate in the recently held assembly elections will have no connections to the Lok Sabha polls next year.

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Rahul meets Sonia at 10 Janpath

11 Dec 2018 | 3:31 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) As the trends of counting for assembly elections showed the Congress taking a huge lead over the BJP in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh whi;le giving a tough fight to the saffron party in madhya Pradesh, party president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath here on Tuesday.

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Longest surviving Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla humbled in both constituencies

11 Dec 2018 | 3:16 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) The ultimate power in democracy remains with the electorate and this was reflected well in the mandate in Mizoram polls when five time Chief Minister and Congress stalwart Lal Thanhawla lost both the assembly seats he contested.

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Naidu says Bharatiyar ignited resurgence in Tamil literature

11 Dec 2018 | 3:15 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday paid tributes to Tamil poet
Subramania Bharatiyar who, he said, 'ignited resurgence in Tamil literature and drew inspiration
from ancient sources of Indian culture'.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR DECEMBER 11, 2018

11 Dec 2018 | 3:00 PM

New Delhi: INC set to form govt in Raj & C'Garh, stiff fight in MP; TRS to retain power in Telangana (DIE68)
Bhopal : Trends: BJP, Congress tied at 110 each in MP (DIE92)
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha adjourns after paying homage to Vajpayee, Ananth Kumar and others (PAR6)
: Lok Sabha adjourned after paying homage to Vajpayee, Somnath Chatterjee & others (PAR5)
Srinagar : Three policemen killed, one injured in militant attack in south Kashmir (DR64)
Aizawl : Mizo National Front unseats Congress in Mizoram (DIE76)
London : Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal (DF15)
Hyderabad : Celebrations at TRS Bhavan, KTR, Harish wins (DIE86)
New Delhi/Kolkata: Fair sex- The 'missing half' in Indian polity (DIE66)
Nay Pyi Taw : Kovind meets Suu Kyi, India, Myanmar ink 2 MoUs (DF20)
Washington: 7.

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