14 October 2016 Current Affairs: India and Russia has signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation in the development of a network of integrated infrastructure irradiation centres on 13 October 2016.
The agreement was signed between the Indian Agricultural Association, Hindustan Agro Co-Op Ltd (HACL) and United Innovation Corporation (UIC), a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia.
It was signed by Bharat Dhokane Pandurang, Chairman of HACL and Denis Cherednichenko, CEO of UIC.
Highlights of the Agreement : It will be implemented through a Joint Venture and aims to set up 25 integrated irradiation centres.
In the first phase, seven centres will be set up in Maharashtra, which will begin with the upgradation of the current centre at Rahuri in Ahmednagar district.
The 7 centres are likely to be established in Sindhurg, Satara, Solapur, JNPT, Jalana, Napur and Pune in the first phase. UIC will be a technology partner and will help set up the irradiation centres in India.