With reference to the India and Sri Lanka relations, consider the following statements:
|1. India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee on S&T Cooperation held for the first time on January 20, 2022.|
|2. Recently both countries extended the existing S&T cooperation for 3 more years.|
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
|B. 2 only|
|C. Both 1 and 2|
|D. Neither 1 nor 2|
Answer: 2 only
Explanation: India and Sri Lanka extended the existing S&T cooperation for 3 more years, with focus on new areas like waste-water technologies, biotech, sustainable agriculture, aerospace engineering, robotics, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence, as well as industrial collaborations.
This was announced at the India-Sri Lanka 5th Joint Committee on S&T Cooperation held on January 20, 2022.
There are lot of opportunities available for bilateral cooperation.
India offers fellowships like India S&T fellowship, e-ITEC and both the countries can work through a number of multilateral platforms like BIMSTEC, which they are part of.