India, Sri Lanka Sign 4 Agreements for Collaboration in ICT Sector

India and Sri Lanka signed four agreements for collaboration in the Information and communication technology (ICT) sector, setting up of an e-office system and connecting of National Knowledge Network (NKN) for collaboration among universities and academics.

With the move, Sri Lanka has become the first country to be connected to India’s NKN through a Gigabyte optical fibre network. The MoU for cooperation was signed by Union minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad with his Sri Lankan counterpart, during his visit to Colombo.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister- Ranil Wickremesinghe, President– Maithripala Sirisena.
  • Currency of Sri Lanka- Sri Lankan rupee.

Source- AIR World Service