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Union cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017, 24

The Union cabinet has apprised the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.   The cabinet was charied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

About MoU:  



  • The MoU will enable the areas of cooperation between India and Bangladesh in the space science, technology and applications including remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication and satellite based navigation; Space science and planetary exploration; use of spacecraft and space systems and ground system; and application of space technology. 
  • It also lead to set up Joint Working Group, drawing members from Department of Space/ Indian Space Research Organisation and the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission which will further work out the plan of action including the time-frame and the means of implementing. 
  • MoU will push to explore newer research activities and application possibilities in the field of remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication; satellite navigation; space science and exploration of outer space.
  • It will lead to develop a joint activity in the field of application of space technologies for the benefit of humanity (as per official release)

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