Friday, October 18, 2019

DRDO Signs 30 Agreements on Technology Transfer

DRDO Signs 30 Agreements on Technology Transfer

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed 30 licensing agreements for Transfer of Technology (ToT) with 16 Indian companies, including three start-ups, at Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019, which is being held at Goa University, Taleigao, Goa between October 17-19, 2019. 

The DRDO develops technologies for the Armed Forces and has been carrying out ToT of these technologies to the defence industry for end use of the Armed Forces.

Indian Armed Forces are procuring ready-to-eat meals, survival ration and emergency flying ration products from companies which have acquired ToT from DRDO. These products cater to the requirements of the Armed Forces deployed in inhospitable terrain and hostile weather conditions. These products have high nutrition value and higher shelf-life. These technologies are useful for the larger interest of society.

Vibrant Goa Summit provided an opportunity for the companies to interact with DRDO scientists who have developed these technologies. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa Shri Pramod Sawant yesterday and was attended by senior officials from the Government of Goa and DRDO.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh gives nod for girls to enter Sainik Schools

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for admission of girl children in Sainik schools w.e.f. academic session 2021-22 in a phased manner. The decision has been taken following the success of the pilot project started by the Ministry of Defence for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.

Raksha Mantri has directed concerned authorities to ensure availability of necessary infrastructure and sufficient female staff in Sainik schools for smooth implementation of the directive.

The decision is in line with the objective of the Government towards greater inclusiveness, gender equality, enabling greater participation of women in Armed Forces and strengthening the motto of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, propagated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
NCC, a torch bearer of Armed Forces: Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik  Lauds efforts of NCC in Flood Relief 

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik said that NCC is the torchbearer of the Armed Forces while chairing the 51st Central Advisory Committee (CAC) of the National Cadet Corps (NCC, which met here today. Headed by the Raksha Rajya Mantri, CAC is the apex body, which advises the Government on policies regarding constitution and administration of NCC.

The RRM commended the NCC on the performance of cadets in various spheres pertaining to training, sports, adventure, social service and community development. Shri Naik also lauded the role of NCC in propagating the ideals of secularism, national integration, selfless service and imbuing patriotic fervour amongst the youth of the nation.

Shri Naik stated that NCC played an important role during the flood and disaster in Odisha, Bihar, Kerala and Karnataka. ‘The MoU between India and Kazakhstan and other friendly countries will help the youth from rural and semi urban to visit foreign countries on youth exchange programme,’ he added. Shri Naik expressed hope that the strength of NCC will expand to 15 lakhs by 2023 from 14 lakhs today and advised NCC to encourage more girls to join its cadre. 

The DGNCC Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra presented a detailed update on the NCC activities of the past two years, to the members of the CAC.The committee deliberated on various issues, to optimise the training efforts, so that NCC continues to perform its designated role of developing character, discipline and leadership qualities amongst the youth.

The NCC, presently has a pan-India footprint, which includes remote areas, borders and LWE areas. The CAC reviewed the provisions, activities and initiatives to make the organisation more effective to attain its mandate.

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik chaired the meeting, which was attended by Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, two Members of Parliament Dr SonalMansingh& Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, DG NCC Lieutenant General Rajeev Chopra, senior officials of the Ministry of Defence and other eminent dignitaries.