The Ministry of Science & Technology announced that India and Israel have signed an MoU on industrial research and development collaboration, representing a significant milestone in their technological and scientific partnership.
The collaboration seeks to facilitate joint industrial research and development projects in various high-tech fields such as artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, quantum and semiconductors, healthcare, aerospace, agriculture, and synthetic biology, among others. Both parties will carry out the MoU via specific projects agreed upon and supervised by a Joint Steering Committee led by the heads of CSIR and DDR&D.
The agreement was signed by N Kalaiselvi, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR, and Daniel Gold, Head, DDR&D, during a meeting attended by the Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, GoI, and Vice President, CSIR Society, Jitendra Singh.
In the meeting, both parties discussed and welcomed specific collaborations on hydrogen and aerospace between CSIR and DDR&D, as well as a joint clinical trial project between CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and 101 Therapeutics for a potential COVID-19 drug.
The event also highlighted the successful diplomatic ties between the two countries, which have expanded into a strategic partnership. Jitendra Singh praised India’s expertise in the priority sectors identified and applauded the technological collaboration with Israel, congratulating both sides for their efforts to strengthen the India-Israel relationship.
Highlights Of Israel
Israel is situated in the Middle East and is located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Below are some important details about Israel:
Historical Significance: Israel has a long and complex history, including significant events such as the reign of King David and King Solomon, the Babylonian exile, and the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.
Geography: Israel’s geography is diverse, consisting of coastlines, deserts, mountains, and valleys. The country shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, Egypt to the southwest, and the Palestinian territories to the east and west.
Population: Israel has a population of around 9 million, comprising Jews, Arabs, and other ethnic groups.
Languages: Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel, but English is also commonly spoken.
Religion: Israel is an important religious center, with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam having historical roots in the region.
Economy: Israel has a highly developed and diversified economy, with strengths in areas such as technology, agriculture, and tourism.
Government: Israel is a parliamentary democracy with a president, prime minister, and a parliament known as the Knesset.
The current prime minister is Benjamin Netanyahu, the ninth person to hold this position, and he belongs to the Likud party.
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