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  • Current Affairs 19th March 2017

    Updated : 19-Mar-2017
    Current Affairs 19th March 2017

    Current Affairs 19th March 2017 - Important Points

    • Military Industrial Conference between India and which country was held in New Delhi - Russia
    • Collaborative agreement for crop improvement was signed between - ICAR and ICRISAT

    Current Affairs 19th March 2017 - Details

    Military Industrial Conference between India and which country was held in New Delhi - Russia

    On 17th March 2017, India-Russia Military Industrial Conference was inaugurated in New Delhi. This conference was inaugurated by Union Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley and Denis Manturovon who is Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia.

    On the sidelines of this conference, India Russia Sukhoi agreement Conference military Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation of Russia inked two agreements related to long term supply of spares and assistance for Su-30 MKI aircraft technically for over five years.

    This conference is aimed to address life cycle support and maintenance of Russian equipments in Indian Defence.

    Do You Know :

    SU-30 MKI aircraft, Mi-17 Helicopters, MiG-29K aircraft, INS Vikramaditya and T-90 tanks are Russian origion equipments.

    Collaborative agreement for crop improvement was signed between - ICAR and ICRISAT

    On 15th March 2017, The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Crops Research Institute inked a collaborative agreement with an aim for crop improvement.

    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) and Dr David Bergvinson, Director General, ICRISAT inked this agreement.

    Highlights :

    This agreement will facilitate transfer of technologies between institutes.

    It will focus on climate smart crops, smart food and digitalization of breeding database.

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