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e-VBAB Network Project: MEA, TCIL inks agreement in Africa

Published on September 13, 2018
Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) have signed an agreement for implementation of e-VidyaBharat 
e-VBAB Network Project: MEA, TCIL inks agreement in Africa
and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project in Africa.
  • The project is seen as a digital bridge of knowledge and health between India and Africa.
  • It is also considered as an important milestone in India's development partnership with Africa.

About the e-VBAB Network Project:

  • It is a technological upgrade and extension of Pan-African e-Network Project (Phase 1) which was implemented in 48 partner countries across Africa from 2009 till 2017.
  • The phase 1 of project had successfully imparted tele-education and tele-medicine by linking educational institutions and hospitals in India with those from participating countries from Africa.
  • e-VBAB Network Project is completely funded by Government of India for its entire duration.
  • It is open for participation to all India's partner countries in Africa.
  • Over its five-year duration, this project will provide free tele-education courses to 4000 students every year from African countries.
  • It will also be utilized for providing free continuing medical education (1000 every year) to doctors, nurses, para-medical staff from Africa.
  • Further, Indian doctors, through this project will also provide free medical consultancy to those African doctors who seek such consultancy.

Question:

Q. Where in the world has the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) have signed an agreement for implementation of e-VidyaBharat and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project?
a. Combodia
b. Vietnam
c. Africa
d. South America
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