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What’s in the news?

  • Cabinet approved for an agreement with Indonesia on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs.
  • Cabinet apprised about MoU on Antarctic cooperation between India and Argentine

Key data’s:

  1. Agreement between India & Indonesia:
  • This agreement gives a mutual cooperation in regulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and in combating drug trafficking.  It will come into force on the date of signing and will remain in effect for a period of five years.
  • India also signed similar agreements with 37 countries.

Some features of this agreement are;

  • This MoU will facilitate and enhance the cooperation between the two countries in combating illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and its precursors as defined by the United Nations International Drug Control Conventions.
  • This includes the exchange of information on existing legal instruments of national legislation of both countries in combating the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs psychotropic substances and its precursors, allowing and assisting each other in the use of controlled delivery operation with a view to identifying persons involved in illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and its precursors and essential chemicals, prevention of money laundering.
  • There is a provision of maintaining the secrecy of information and documents obtained in accordance with this MoU.

2. Agreement between India & Argentina:

  • The MoU will help in scientific cooperation on projects in the fields of Earth
    sciences, as well as those related to the protection and conservation of the natural environment of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans.

Some key features of this agreement are;

  • The exchange of scientific and bibliographical information related to the study of Antarctica, its environment and dependent and associated ecosystems;
  • Exploring opportunities for exchanges of scientists;
  • Participation of scientists and technical experts of the national Antarctic programme of one country in the national Antarctic programme of the other, if so required;
  • Joint scientific conferences and workshops; hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of major polar forum meetings, where feasible.
  • Joint scientific publications.
  • Training the scientific personnel.

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