Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada for cooperation in Science & Technology
The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada for cooperation in Science & Technology. The MoU will provide a mechanism and help to foster scientific cooperation between R&D and academic institutions of India and Canada.
 
Salient features include:
 
• An innovative model of R&D cooperation between India and Canada will be implemented under a MoU concluded by the Department of Science and Technology with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. 
 
•Under this MoU, the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) programme will be supported to promote India-Canada multidisciplinary research partnerships. 
 
•The R&D projects will be aimed at accelerating social transformation by providing solutions through application of science and technology. 
 
•The participants will include researchers from scientific organizations, academia and R&D laboratories from India and Canada. 
 
• Identified areas of mutual cooperation include safe and sustainable infrastructure and integrated water management. 
 
•This will help to develop institutional networking and support the establishment of connections between scientific organizations, scientists and specialists of India and Canada.
 

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Deposit money as directed, Tihar is not far: SC to Jaypee
The Supreme Court on Wednesday told Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 125 crore as directed failing which it would be held in contempt of court and could land in Tihar Jail.
 
The amount is part of the Rs 2,000 crore that the top court had directed Jaypee Associates to deposit with its registry to pay the home buyers of Jaypee Infratech seeking a refund of their money.
 
Jaypee Associates has to deposit the Rs 125 crore by January 25.
 
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also directed Jaypee Associates to file an affidavit stating all the housing projects they were developing.
 
The court said that it would only at a later stage see an application by the Reserve Bank of India seeking the top court's nod for initiating proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) against Jaypee Associates.
 
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India to launch its 100th satellite on Friday
India would be launching its 100th satellite into the space on Friday along with 30 other satellites, including 28 from six other countries from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top space agency official on Tuesday.
 
"Of the three Indian spacecraft being launched on January 12, -- the 100kg micro satellite will be the 100th that will be ejected out of the rocket last into the earth's orbit," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Satellite Centre Director M. Annadurai told IANS here.
 
The other two Indian satellites are 710 kg Cartosat in 2 series for earth observation and a 5 kg nano satellite.
 
"With these three satellites, ISRO would have sent 100 satellites into the space. We are all eagerly waiting for that. It will be a maiden century," said Annadurai, on the sidelines of a space expo in the city.
 
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will also be ISRO's 40th space mission.
 
The PSLV-C40 will on Friday at 9.28 a.m. launch three micro satellites and 25 nano satellites belonging to Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, Britain and the US.
 
The total weight of all the 31 satellites that will be carried is about 1,323kg.
 
The first space mission in 2018 onboard the PSLV-C40 comes four months after a similar rocket failed to deliver the country's eighth navigation satellite in the earth's lower orbit on August 31.
 
"The PSLV had a very successful run upto its 39th mission (PSLV-C39), which was a setback as the heat shield failed to separate," Annadurai said, adding that the ISRO was holding tests to ensure that the problem does not recur in this mission.
 
"We have studied in detail as to what could have gone wrong and are making sure it does not repeat. With PSLV-C40, we are back in the game," he said.
 
As an observational satellite, Cartosat will beam high-quality images for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation and utility management like road network monitoring.
 
The space agency plans to have at least one launch a month in this year.
 
ISRO will also be launching its second lunar mission (Chandrayaan-2) to the moon, with an orbiter, lander and rover for the first time.
 
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