17 February 2019
World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2019, the flagship event of ‘The Energy and Resources Institute’ (TERI), was inaugurated by Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The theme of WSDS 2019 was ‘Attaining the 2030 Agenda: delivering on our promise’.
Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji was honoured with the Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2019 for his outstanding contributions towards sustainable development in Fiji
8 February 2019
Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for petroleum and natural gas, inaugurated the 2019 Asia LPG summit in New Delhi.
The summit organized jointly by the major Indian oil marketing companies (OMCs) Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum together with the World LPG Association (WLPGA) at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
This is the second edition of the Asia LPG Summit, with the first one having been held in 2017.
This two-day event will focus on ‘LPG – Energy for Life.’
25 January 2019
The second edition of Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2019 was held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The T.N. government signed 304 Memoranda of Understanding and agreements entailing investments to the tune of over Rs.3,00,431 crore at GIM-2.
About Global Investors Meet (GIM):
♦ The first edition happened on 2015 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu
♦ The Second edition was held at Chennai
♦ This summit is to showcase the competitive strengths and opportunities in Tamil Nadu
♦ GIM 2019 provides an ideal platform for understanding Tamil Nadu as a preferred Investors’ Choice
17 January 2019
Ministry of Water resources and River development has organized 9th International Micro irrigation conference in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
The conference focused on the theme of “Micro Irrigation and Modern Agriculture”.
9 December 2018
The annual ‘startup India Venture Capital Summit’, a joint initiative by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Department of Industrial Policy Promotion (DIPP) and the government of Goa is set to begin in Goa on Friday, Dec 7, 2018.
Startup India Venture Capital Summit 2018 promising to attract global capital in the Indian Setup Ecosystem, Goa is aiming to make it to the list of top 25 Startup destination in Asia.
The theme of the year 2018 is ‘Mobilizing Global Capital for Innovation in India’.
This year’s event aimed to ‘start-up opportunities to attract global capital to the Indian market’.
6 December 2018
The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) is being held in Katowice, Poland from 3rd to 14th December 2018.
In that conference, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the exposure to air pollution causes 7 million deaths worldwide every year and costs an estimated $5.11 trillion in welfare losses globally. It said that the same human activities that are destabilizing the Earth’s climate also contribute directly to poor health.
6 December 2018
The first India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit was held in New Delhi.
It was organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in association with the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs.
2 December 2018
Kenya, Japan and Canada co-hosted the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy in Nairobi from 26 to 28 November 2018, in an event which brought together over 4,000 participants from around the world.
It builds on the momentum of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris and the UN Ocean Conference 2017 “Call to Action”.
1 December 2018
Supported by ICAO, IATA, ACI and CANSO, the 1st Global Aviation Summit will be held on January 15 and 16, 2019 at The Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
It aims to focus on the celebration of 'Flying for All' and to provide a platform to the aviation fraternity to highlight the challenges of the sector in the newly-developing growth spots.
29 November 2018
The 2018 G20 Summit began on November 28, 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the 13th meeting of Group of Twenty (G20) and the first G20 summit to be hosted in South America.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be representing India at the Summit and is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Argentina President Mauricio Macri, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the sidelines of the summit.
The members of the G20 consist of 19 individual countries plus the European Union (EU).
The 19 member countries of the forum are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.
17 November 2018
The 26th Conference of Central and States Statistical Organizations was held at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.
The theme of this year’s Conference is “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics”.
13 November 2018
Officials from 4 countries (Quad) - Australia, India, Japan and the United States will hold the third "Quadrilateral" or Quad meeting in Singapore on November 14th.
The meeting will be held on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend this meeting, and is expected to focus on infrastructure projects, maritime security cooperation and discuss regional challenges including development.
9 November 2018
"Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018" (GITC) is being organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment here during 9-11 November, 2018.
This year, India is hosting the event in collaboration with Government of Korea and Rehabilitation International (RI).
It propagates implementation of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) - Article 21 relates to access to information.
18 countries namely, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, UAE, India and UK - participate in this event.
4 November 2018
Theme of the conference was: "Improving Air Quality, Combating Climate Change- Saving Lives".
Air pollution exceeding recommended WHO (World Health Organisation) Air Quality levels, causing 7 million deaths annually.
According to WHO, household air pollution is a leading killer in poor rural and urban homes.
26 October 2018
The theme of the conclave is ‘Nuclear Power- Towards a Clean & Base Load Energy’.
25 October 2018
The conference was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
The theme for the conference was: “Reef for Life”.
Nearly 150 delegates from India and other countries participated.
23 October 2018
It is organized by IAEA. It is hosted by the Department of Atomic Energy and Gandhinagar-based Institute of Plasma Research.
It aims to provide a platform for discussion of major physics and technology issues and innovative concepts related to the use of nuclear fusion as a source of energy.
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation, European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), research institutes involved in developing smaller plasma devices are participating in the conference.
18 October 2018
The theme of this year’s Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM)Summit is “Global Partners for Global Challenges”.
25 September 2018
Women Foreign ministers from almost 20 countries have gathered in Montreal, Canada and discussed topics including security and gender-based violence.
The meeting was co-chaired by Canada's top diplomat, Chrystia Freeland, and the foreign affairs representative of the EU, Federica Mogherini.
23 September 2018
On Pakistan's request, India agreed to a meeting between Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week.
India's Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will be in New York from September 24 to 30.
Swaraj’s last significant meeting with a Pakistan leader was in December 2015.
15 September 2018
The main aim is to issues including increasing protectionism challenges to promote global commerce and the new industrial revolution were discussed at the meeting.
The members of the G20 include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
15 September 2018
Over 4000 businesses, cities, states and civil society delegates attended the summit and showed their commitments to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement.
The co-chairs of the Summit, Governor of California Edmund G. Brown Jr. and UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R Bloomberg unveiled a new report demonstrating how cities, states and businesses can help the US in achieving its 2025 emissions reduction target.
12 September 2018
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that corruption is linked to illicit trafficking of arms, drugs and people as well as terrorism.
As per the estimates by the World Economic Forum, the global cost of corruption is at least $2.6 trillion, or 5 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP).
According to the World Bank, businesses and individuals pay more than $1 trillion in bribes every year.
9 September 2018
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was on a four-day visit to China at the invitation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
He invited China to participate in food processing summit, which will be organised by Jharkhand Government in November.
Das visit Zhengzhou, the capital of China's agriculture province Henan.
7 September 2018
The theme of the conference is ‘US and India connecting our future’ .
This is the first time that US India Business Council (USIBC) is holding its annual general body meeting in India.
The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) was formed in 1975.
USIBC currently has twelve Executive Committees, covering every major business sector, namely
Aerospace & Defense
Energy, Environment & Enterprise
Food & Agriculture
Media & Entertainment
7 September 2018
The main focus of the two-day summit, being organized by the NITI Aayog, is to make Indian cities pollution free.
The summit will deliberate on 5 themes electrification & alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport & logistics, and data analytics and mobility.
6 September 2018
'Practical measures' toward the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is expected to be discussed on this summit.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Trump held a watershed summit in June in Singapore and pledged to work toward denuclearisation of the peninsula.
♦ South Korean President - Moon Jae-in.
5 September 2018
The seminar has been jointly organized by the Airports Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Vision 2035 plans to build 100 new airports across India in the next 10-15 years with an investment of USD 60 billion and address the major issues concerning aviation industry such as airport infrastructure, taxation and use of technology.
2 September 2018
Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu attended the 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) in Singapore.
24 August 2018
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the government Think Tank NITI Aayog organised two-day 'India Banking Conclave' (IBC) in New Delhi between August 23 and August 24, 2018.
Focus:- On reform in the banking sector.
About Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) :
♦ CEPR is network of over 1100 researchers who are based mainly in universities throughout Europe and collaborate in research and its dissemination.
♦ It aims to enhance quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond
12 August 2018
One District One Product (ODOP) scheme will help each district of Uttar Pradesh to manufacture one product. Under this ODOP scheme, the state government has set a goal of providing employment to 25 lakh people in five years through the financial assistance of Rs. 25,000 crores.
During the summit, with a tagline of 'Nayi Udaan, Nayi Pehchan', the President distributed loan sanction papers amounting to Rs 1,006.94 crore to 4,085 artisans from 75 districts.
Uttar Pradesh is uniquely famous for product-specific traditional industrial hubs across 75 districts, including
♦ Varanasi (Banarasi silk sari),
♦ Bhadohi (carpet),
♦ Lucknow (chikan),
♦ Kanpur (leather goods),
♦ Agra (leather footwear),
♦ Aligarh (locks),
♦ Moradabad (brassware),
♦ Meerut (sports goods) and
♦ Saharanpur (wooden products).
7 August 2018
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chaired the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers meeting in Singapore.
The main aim of the meeting is to meet the need for ASEAN countries and also trade union setup between United States and its long-time trading partners, including China, the EU and Canada.
Official languages: English, Malay, MandarinTamil
Recognised national languages: Malay
Singapore ranks 5th on the UN Human Development Index and the 3rd highest GDP per capita
26 July 2018
Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment attended the Global Disability Summit held in London, UK.
The main motto of the Conference is to firm up the commitments of the country leaders towards the cause of persons with disabilities.
The Global leaders expressed their commitments towards elimination stigma and discrimination, promoting inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology and innovation in assistive devices, data desegregation.
26 July 2018
Named "The International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses" will be held at Dublin Castle on September 9-10 and the event will be attended by an estimated 300 delegates from over 27 countries.
Thi conference is organised by the Irish Women's Parliamentary Caucus (IWPC), a cross-party forum for female parliamentarians within the Irish parliament.
26 July 2018
The 10th edition of BRICS Summit began in Johannesburg, South Africa.
It is the 3-day long summit and will be attended by all the BRICS leaders.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-nation tour of Africa will culminate in South Africa.
The theme for this summit is ‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution'.
He is likely to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit.
♦ First BRIC Summit was held in June 2009 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
♦ BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
21 July 2018
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda addressed at the '8th BRICS Health Ministers' Meeting, held at Durban, South Africa, and stated that India will strongly support for Ending Tuberculosis (TB) and is committed to eradicate the disease by 2025.
He also highlighted an ambitious programme called 'Ayushman Bharat' i.e. Long Live India, which was launched by PM Narendra Modi and will provide coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.
♦ BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
17 July 2018
The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu addressed 8th session of India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) along with Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy of Oman, Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy.
Suresh Prabhu invited Omani companies to make investments and to get benefit from ‘Make in India’ and ‘Invest India’ programmes which are aimed to encourage manufacturing.
Indian companies have invested in Oman in sectors like iron and steel, cement, fertilizers, textile, cables, chemicals and automotive, especially in Sohar and Salalah.
India-Oman Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF), a joint venture between State Bank of India and State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) of Oman, a special purpose vehicle to invest in India.
11 July 2018
The Round Table Conference was inaugurated by D.V. Sadananda Gowda (Union Minister of Statistics & Programme) and was organised by Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI).
Objective:- To discover innovative ideas for improving the statistical system in India, taking cue from the best practices followed in advanced countries like Canada, UK and Australia.
11 July 2018
This Meeting was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Union Minister of Development of NER (North Eastern Region) and Governors and Chief Ministers of the north-eastern States.
It stressed on livelihood programmes, management of water resources, afforestation and doubling farmer’s income, by 2022, road connectivity, Implementation of Poshan Abhiyan and Ayushman Bharat etc.
♦ Capital: Shillong
♦ Governor: Ganga Prasad
♦ Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma
11 July 2018
The 6th edition of biennial 'World Cities Summit' was held in Singapore from July 8 to 12, 2018, with the theme of "Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration".
The summit will be held together with the Singapore International Water Week and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore.
9 July 2018
India will hold another round of Delhi Dialogue with ASEAN leaders on 19th and 20th July 2018. The dialogue is an important platform for engagement with ASEAN on political, security and economic issues. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will chair the ministerial session on July 19.
This will be the 10th round of Delhi Dialogue which has been held annually since 2009. Economic ties between India and ASEAN will again be under focus as ASEAN is looking at India to conclude negotiations soon for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. The RCEP aims at liberalizing norms for trade in goods and services and boost investment among 16-member countries.
9 July 2018
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 17th World Sanskrit Conference held at Vancouver, Canada, from July 9-13, 2018.
There will be a special panel discussion on topics such as - History and Education of Women in Vedic Literature, Sanskrit Buddhist Manus, Mimamsa Beyond the Yagasala, the Yuktidipika forging a place for Sankhya, introducing Bhagavata Purana Commentaries and research on the Gargiyajyotisa.
The World Sanskrit Conference is being held in various countries across the globe once in every three years and so far it has been held thrice in India.
5 July 2018
NITI Aayog is organising "MOVE: Global Mobility Summit" in New Delhi on 7th and 8th September, 2018.
This summit will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.
The six tracks or themes for the Summit will focus on:
(i) Asset Utilization and Services;
(ii) Comprehensive Electrification ;
(iii) Alternative Energy;
(iv) Reinventing Public Transit;
(v) Logistics and Goods Transport;
(vi) Data Analytics and Mobility.
♦ Full form of NITI- National Institution for Transforming India
4 July 2018
The 5th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) intersessional ministerial meeting was held in Tokyo, Japan, in which Ministers from the 16 RCEP Participating Countries (RPCs) attended.
This meeting was co-chaired by Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and his Japanese counterpart Hiroshige Seko.
► RCEP is the world's largest economic bloc, covering nearly half of the global economy.
► Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the six states namely Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.
► RCEP negotiations were formally launched in November 2012 at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia.
► The first RCEP summit was held on 14 November 2017 in Manila, Philippines.
3 July 2018
India will host the "International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 2018" in Navi Mumbai from October 23-27, 2018.
The focal theme for this 19th edition of the prestigious congress is 25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods.
IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India & CEO of FSSAI - Pawan Agarwal.
Union Minister of Food Processing Industries - Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
1 July 2018
Haryana will host 33rd World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Conference in Gurugram from October 10-13 this year.
Heads of 200 mandis from across the world will participate in this Conference.
Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board will organise this conference.
Countries from Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe will also participate in the conference.
Information related to reforms all over the world will be shared so that India could move towards a single unified world market.
29 June 2018
A summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will be held on July 16 in Helsinki.
The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues.
The summit meeting is expected to deal with an broad array of issues, including Syria, the role of Russia-backed forces in Eastern Ukraine and arms control.
28 June 2018
The US and Russia have reached an agreement to hold the summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a "third country", at a date to be announced.
26 June 2018
Recently, India hosted the World Environment Day on June 5, 2018. The theme was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
On that occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a high-profile pledge that India would do away with all the single-use plastics by 2022.
The ban on plastics Maharashtra, after 3 months of notice, is an extreme measure as it supports the goal.
13 March 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Delhi End TB Summit in New Delhi.
The summit is being co-hosted by the Health Ministry, WHO South East Asia Regional Office and Stop TB Partnership.
He will also launch Tuberculosis Free India Campaign. The campaign will take the activities of National Strategic Plan (NSP) for TB elimination forward in a mission mode.
The NSP is backed by a funding of over 12,000 crore rupees over the next three years to ensure that every TB patient has access to quality diagnosis, treatment, and support.
The new NSP adopts a multi-pronged approach which aims to Detect all TB patients, with an emphasis on reaching TB patients seeking care from private providers and undiagnosed TB in high-risk populations.