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Mar 01, 2019
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Cabinet approves MoU with US on missing, exploited children

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The Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and the USA to access tipline reports on Missing and Exploited Children. 

The MoU has been signed between the National Crime Record Bureau, India and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC, USA. 

The MoU will provide access to more than one lakh tipline reports available with NCMEC, USA and enable law enforcement agencies in India. 

It will pave the way for setting up of an innovative mechanism for sharing information about child pornography and child sexual abuse material and taking legal action against offenders. It will further enable law enforcement agencies to remove child pornography and child sexual abuse material from cyberspace, thereby enhance human dignity.

The Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to the MoU between India and Argentina on cooperation in the field of Medical Products Regulation. 

The approval would facilitate a better understanding of the regulatory aspects between the two sides and help in increasing India’s export of medical products to Argentina and better coordination in the international fora.

The Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Tajikistan on Cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy. The MoU was signed on 8th October last year. The MoU will enable the establishment of a basis for a cooperative institutional relationship between India and Tajikistan to encourage and promote bilateral technical cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity. 

It will focus on the development and deployment of new and renewable energy, and storage technologies. It will further cooperation between the two countries through exchange and training of scientific and technical personnel, exchange of scientific and technological information and data, an organization of workshops, seminars and working groups, transfer of equipment, know-how and technology on non-commercial basis, development of joint research or technical projects on subjects of mutual interest.

The Cabinet was also apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and the United Kingdom on Cooperation in Weather and Climate Sciences. 

The MoU was signed on 28th January this year, under which, an Implementation Agreement on Weather and climate science for service partnership will also be signed between India and the UK. The proposal, which entails signing of an MoU with the Met Office, UK (UKMO) will benefit India, as it is an enabling mechanism to work on scientific challenges in the Indian context, namely Climate Science and Services, capacity building including exchange programmes, technology development, severe weather, air pollution studies, hydrometerology etc. 

The Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Norway for undertaking non-intrusive Geological Surveys and Investigations. 

The MoU was signed on 6th September last year. The MoU entails collaboration between the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, NHIDCL and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, NGI, Oslo for facilitating a mechanism to work on mutually agreed progressive and supportive activities for further development and improvement of road infrastructure projects in the country, particularly in the North Eastern Regions. 

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