Posts Tagged science
* US – CARICOM Signed TIFA The United States and CARICOM signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) which replace the agreement establishing a Trade and Investment Council (TIC) signed in 1991. Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * BRICS Launched BRICSMART The BRICS Exchanges Alliance launched its own website to create a single data portal containing information on its member’s financial products and services. The website is called BRICSMART. Kindly follow the link. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Iran – Indonesia Inked a MoU Iran and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on mutual trade cooperation. Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Copernicus – The EU’s Earth Observation Programme The new name of the European Commission’s Earth Observation Programme, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is Copernicus. The programme aims at providing Europe with a continuous, independent and reliable access to earth observation data and information. Read more here.
* Science and Technology Advisory Council The European Commission announced the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council. The Council is an independent and informal group of outstanding science and technology experts from academia, business and civil society from across the European Research Area. Check here please. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Key Enabling Technologies – KETs The Key Enabling Technologies, or simply KETs – nanotechnology, micro-/nanoelectronics, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies – represent and exceptional importance for the future innovation and competitiveness of the EU. To assure and improve access to finance for investments in KETs, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Kindly find additional information here.
19 November 2012, Brussels The EU’s Commission of the Eurydice Network advice in a report that schools need to include in their curriculum the teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills and the main goal of the education must be the developing of critical thinking and active participation in school and society. Check here for more details.