MoU signed between Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)

An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for providing technical support to Ministry of Ayush for digitalisation of Ayush Sector under the Ayush Grid project for a period of 3 years. This MoU is continuation of the earlier MoU , which was signed in the year 2019. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ayush and Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary MeitY signed MoU on behalf of both the Ministries.  It was decided that both the Ministry’s will continue to work in collaboration and MeitY along with organizations under MeitY will extend all technical support required for the Ayush Grid project including  adoption of emerging technologies. 

Ministry of Ayush has conceptualized ‘Ayush Grid’ Project, as part of the Digital India Program, which leverages ‘Information and Technology’ to transform operational efficiency, improve service delivery and enhance quality of services. The Ayush Grid platform is envisaged to be the IT backbone; allowing integration of all stakeholders and functions/ services related to Ayush systems of health care. From a user’s perspective, Ayush Grid is the proposed central IT platform offering multiple IT services for all systems of medicines under Ayush viz. Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homeopathy across functional areas, namely, healthcare delivery, education, research, capacity building, drug licensing and standardization along with media outreach.

As per the earlier signed MoU, organizations under MeitY like NeGD supported for development of AyushSanjivani mobile application, Monitoring dashboard, BISAG-N for development of Ayush GIS, Ayush education related modules, DIC for development of Ayush Information Hub, website of the Ministry, Ayusoft,  C-DAC for imparting training to Ayush doctors. It is pertinent to mention that NeGD and BISAG-N provided valuable inputs in finalization of various technical documents like technical solution design & DPR of the Project.

A High-Level Advisory Committee (HLAC), chaired by Secretary Ayush and co-chaired by Secretary MeitY was constituted to provide advisory inputs on Ayush Grid project. A working group was also constituted under the chairmanship of Sh. J. Satyanarayana (Former Secretary MeitY& Chairman UIDAI) with other experts from NITI Aayog, NHA, MeitY etc. for giving expert inputs on right architecture, identify core building blocks, leveraging development under ABDM, understanding requirement of building public private ecosystem and various technical and strategy matters for Ayush Grid project. This helped Ministry to shape technical construct of the project.

MoU signed today will be instrumental for leveraging technical support from MeitY in Ayush Grid project of the Ministry of Ayush.



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MoU Signed between Indian Navy and NCMRWF for cooperation on Numerical Model based applications in METOC

National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Ministry of Earth Sciences, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Navy, Ministry of Defence for ‘Cooperation on Numerical Model Based Applications in Meteorology and Oceanology’. MoU was signed by Dr. Ashis K. Mitra, Head NCMRWF and Commodore G Rambabu, Head of Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Oceanology and Meteorology (DNOM), Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) during the ceremony held at NCMRWF, Noida.

The purpose of this collaboration would be to share the expertise with the aim of keeping both organisations in step with rapid development in the field of weather/ ocean modelling, coupled modelling, data assimilation, ensemble forecasting and satellite data use. In addition, this would also facilitate meaningful interactions that is drawn on the professional strengths of two organisations.

NCMRWF with highly skilled scientists and state of the Art infrastructure would provide support to two of the premier establishments of Indian Navy located at Kochi, i.e., Naval Operations Data Processing and Analysis Centre (NODPAC) and Indian Naval Meteorological Analysis Centre (INMAC) in developing advanced numerical weather prediction systems including coupled models, with increased reliability and accuracy over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and global regions.

The MoU would benefit both NCMRWF and Indian Navy in furthering meaningful interactions and professional exchanges in future.               

Signing of MoU by Dr. Ashis K. Mitra, Head NCMRWF and  Commodore G. Rambabu, Head (DNOM), Indian Navy



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MoU signed between NHIDCL and IIT, Roorkee for sharing knowledge on innovative ideas and technologies in the field of highway engineering

A MoU was signed today between MD, NHIDCL and Director, IIT, Roorkee for sharing knowledge on innovative ideas and technologies in the field of highway engineering. The purpose of this MoU is to establish the basis of collaboration between both the parties such that the NHIDCL and IIT, Roorkee can take up various activities of common interest such as sharing knowledge on innovative ideas and technologies in the field of highway engineering and other infrastructure works as per mutually agreed terms and conditions. The MoU provides a formal basis for initiating interaction between NHIDCL and IIT, Roorkee and will play a significant role in realising the aims and objectives of Prime Minister’s GatiShakti, National Master Plan launched recently.

National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) promotes surveys, establishes, designs, builds, operates, maintains and upgrades National Highways and Strategic Roads including interconnecting roads in parts of the country which share international boundaries with neighbouring countries including the UTs of J&K, Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal and the seven northeastern states.

IIT, Roorkee is a premier institute in the country with a vision to be a centre of excellence in education and research, producing global leaders in science, technology and management; to be a hub of knowledge creation and technology development that prioritizes the frontier areas of national and global importance to improve the life of every citizen of the country.

Both NHIDCL and IIT, Roorkee are leading premier national organisations in their respective fields and are desirous of working together to work as a team to achieve national objectives, undertaken with their best abilities and maximum mutual cooperation with the intent of helping each other.


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Hong Kong – Government signed co-operation agreement for eight projects to construct community isolation and treatment facilities

Government signed co-operation agreement for eight projects to construct community isolation and treatment facilities


     The Development Bureau announced today (February 24) that the Architectural Services Department had signed a co-operation agreement with the China State Construction International Holdings Limited in respect of eight projects for the construction of community isolation and treatment facilities. The eight projects, to be funded by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, are distributed across the following locations: 


  • Penny’s Bay
  • Former runway area of Kai Tak
  • Tam Mei, Yuen Long (private land lent by Sun Hung Kai Properties)
  • Former site of The Boxes, San Tin (private land lent by Sun Hung Kai Properties and Henderson Land Development)
  • Hung Shui Kiu, near Kai Pak Ling Road
  • Tsing Yi Town Lot No. 200
  • A site located in Fanling North New Development Area, next to Ma Sik Road, Fanling (private land lent by New World Development)
  • A site on the south-eastern part of the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, north of Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Tunnel Road  


     The two sites in Fanling and the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge are newly identified.


     The HKSAR Government expresses gratitude to the developers for lending private land for free, including New World Development for lending the new site in Ma Sik Road, Fanling, as well as Sun Hung Kai Properties and Henderson Land Development for lending two sites announced earlier.  The sites have been swiftly handed over to the construction teams so that construction works can be kick-started as early as possible.


     The HKSAR Government expresses once again its gratitude to the Central Government for the tremendous support, the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR for the intensive co-ordinating efforts, as well as the construction teams which have been working in full steam on the projects.  The HKSAR Government and the construction teams are taking forward the construction projects in full speed and communicating closely on the detailed design and scale of the projects. The target is to maximise the site utilisation and complete the relevant works as soon as possible, equipping Hong Kong for the fight against the epidemic.

MOU Signed Between Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV) and Mrs Veena Nayyar to Support Families of Servicemen Deceased in the Line of Duty

Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV) and Mrs Veena Nayyar, wife of Late Vice Admiral KK Nayyar, former Vice Chief of Naval Staff signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pledge Rs Two Crores for welfare schemes run by the Army, Navy and Air Force. Mrs Veena Nayyar presented a Cheque of Rs 2 Crores to three Services which was received by Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff,      Gen MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff and Air Marshall VPS Rana, Air Officer In Charge of Administration at Army Headquarters, New Delhi.  

The main objective of the MoU is to facilitate various welfare schemes instituted for Next of Kins of service personnel died in harness. The welfare schemes include Education Scholarships and Computer Grant for wards and widows of deceased service personnel, Grant for Higher Education of widows and Marriage grant for widows and daughters. 

The Chief of the Naval Staff and the Chief of the Army Staff conveyed their gratitude to Mrs Veena Nayyar for her benevolent contribution to the three Services and said that her noble gesture would support more than one lakh widows and wards in leading a respectful life. 

DIAV is one of the primary organisations of Indian Army which looks after the Rehabilitation and Welfare of the families of Service personnel who have died in harness. DIAV has disbursed approximately Rs 86 Crores to about 76,000 beneficiaries over the past 20 years towards various welfare schemes. 

Lt Gen Harsha Gupta, Adjutant General and Mrs Veena Naravane, President Army Wives Welfare Association and Mrs Sudha Gupta, General Secretary, Army Wives Welfare Association were also present on the occasion.