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MOU of Cooperation in Industrial Property between India & Japan

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan. The purpose of MoC is to establish a framework for bilateral cooperation in the field of Industrial Property (IP), with emphasis on capacity building, human resource development and awareness generation. The Offices will implement a biennial Action Plan comprising cooperation projects and activities principally, but not exclusively in the following areas: • Information sharing on IP Protection Systems and Practices. • Cooperation in the area of examination, including utilization of the examiner-exchange program. • Cooperation in the scheme of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. • Assistance in developing IP infrastructure. • Capacity building in the use of IT infrastructure. • Information provision and awareness building for the general public.
Renewal of Long Term Agreements for Supply of iron ore to Japan and South Korea
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to renew Long Term Agreement with Japanese and South Korean Steel Mills for supply of high grade Indian iron ore, during the three year period from April, 2015 to March, 2018. The quantities covered under the agreement will be in the range of 3.8 million tonnes to 5.5 million tonnes per year, and will be supplied primarily from the mines of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC). The contract will be executed by the Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India Limited (MMTC) under the Department of Commerce. Iron ore of higher grade have been supplied by India to Japan and South Korea under Long Term Agreements during the last four to five decades. These agreements will help continue this relationship and strengthen Indo-Japanese collaboration in several areas of mutual interest, including technology transfer, joint venture, investment, etc. The agreement will also help utilize surplus production of iron ore currently available in India.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He is serving as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University, the university which controlling 440 colleges of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy & Architecture colleges in Gujarat.

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