India Signs MoU with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

An MoU between the Government of India and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was signed in New Delhi. The agreement was signed to usher the “programme based research support” in addressing current and future global and local developmental challenges.

IDRC has funded 551 research activities worth CA$159 million in India through institutions, researchers and NGOs. During the last five years (2012-17), 96 research projects worth CA$ 51 million were funded by the IDRC in India.
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Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-

  • IDRC was founded in 1972.
  • Jean Lebel is the President of IDRC, Canada.