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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Delhi End TB Summit and to launch Tuberculosis Free India Campaign

    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.

    India and Korea Business Summit In New Delhi

    PM Narendra Modi addressed the 2nd India-Korea Business Summit in New Delhi. The theme of the Summit this year is “India-Korea: Scaling up the Special Strategic Relationship through Trade and Investments”. The Summit aims to create the framework for an open and action-oriented dialogue between top business leaders and Government officials from both countries. India and Korea are the third and fourth largest economies in Asia. The two way trade between India and South Korea currently stands at nearly 17 billion dollars.

    India to host first International Solar Alliance summit

    India is going to host first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit in March 2018 in New Delhi. It will be hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by leaders from over 50 member countries. It will include French President Emmanuel Macron, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid. During the summit, two new programmes — on scaling solar e-mobility.

    Indias Aadhaar and Umang App win awards at world Government Summit 2018

    India’s Aadhaar and Umang App have won awards at recently concluded 6th World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai. Umang App won in Best m-Government Service. Umang App won in Best m-Government Service Award for Accessible Government Category and Aadhaar won in the Best Government Emerging Technologies Award. The award for it recognized India’s efforts of invention and innovation in the field of technology and making the country completely digitalized.

    Twelth International Conference On CSR Held In Bengaluru

    The Institute Of Directors organized it’s 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Bengaluru, Karnataka.  In the conference, the Prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2017 were presented. The leadership award for philanthropy and social change was presented to Mr. Vineet Nayar, Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation.

    World's First Autonomous Pods Unveiled In Dubai

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the first tests of the world’s first autonomous pods at the World Government Summit. The autonomous pods are launched in cooperation with Next Future Transportation (US-Based) and are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes. They can be coupled together in as little 15 seconds or detached depending on the riders’ destination in five seconds. Each pod is fitted with cameras and electromechanical technologies to carry out the coupling and detaching, which can be activated while the pod is in motion.

    Andhra Pradesh to organize urban innovation summit

    In order to boost the rapidly developing sector of Urban development, Andhra Pradesh government will be organizing a three-day innovation summit on the theme of ‘Urban transformation to Global Living’. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced that Happy Cities Summit will be held between April 10 and 12 in Bhavani Island on Krishna River where experts and various industry players will attend that grand event to brainstorm on various dimensions of building smart and sustainable cities. Addressing the meeting of CRDA officials, the Chief Minister suggested that subject like citizen-centricity urban innovation, next-generation technology, urban planners, urban transportation, architecture, and designing should be included during Happy Cities Summit.

    Sushma Swaraj 3 Nation Visit: Co-Chairs Meeting of India-Indonesia Joint Commission

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is visiting Indonesia as part of her three-nation tour, co-chaired the fifth meeting of the India-Indonesia Joint Commission with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. Both the countries agreed to work together for a balanced and sustainable trade by providing greater market access, both in goods and services.

    India Excludes Pakistan from a SAARC Initiative

    India excluded Pakistan from the list of SAARC member countries with which it will be connecting its state-of-the-art National Knowledge Network (NKN) for sharing scientific databases and remote access to advanced research facilities. The government has kicked off the process of appointing a telecom company that will connect and extend the NKN to research and education networks in six South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation member states — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

    India and Switzerland Deal Inked for Information Exchange

    In a move aimed at combating black money stashed abroad, India signed an agreement with Switzerland that would allow automatic sharing of tax-related information from January 1, 2017. The agreement was signed by CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra and Swiss Ambassador to India Andreas Baum at the North Block.

    Russia India-China Foreign Ministers Meet Begins in Delhi

    Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) are holding a trilateral meeting in New Delhi. The meeting is expected to review global and regional issues of mutual interest as well as discuss trilateral exchanges and activities. The External Affairs Minister will have separate bilateral meetings with her Russian and Chinese counterparts. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi have arrived in New Delhi.

    First International Conference on Sports Medicine & Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 Inaugurated in Delhi

    The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 was inaugurated in New Delhi by the Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore. The SAICON 2017 will promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to the next level. Organized by Sports Authority of India, the 3-day conference is being attended by about 1000 national and international delegates.

    Third DRC-NITI Aayog Dialogue Held in China

    The 3rd edition of the Dialogue between the NITI Aayog and the Development Research Council of China, the DRC- NITI Aayog Dialogue was held in Beijing. The meeting was co-chaired by Vice Chairman NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, and Mr Li Wei, President (Minister), DRC.  The two sides agreed that the 4th NITI Aayog - DRC Dialogue will be convened in India in 2018.   The dialogue took place under the MOU between NITI Aayog and the Development Research Centre (DRC), State Council of the China.

    UAE, UK, US and French Armies Hold Joint Exercises in Abu Dhabi

    UAE Armed Forces along with the UK, US and French armies are participating in joint exercises in Abu Dhabi. The drill code is named as “Flag4”. The two-week long joint exercise aims to increase combat efficiency, gain more field expertise, and work to unify military concepts among participating parties.

    First International exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness Sector Begun in New Delhi

    The first International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector- AROGYA 2017 has begun in New Delhi. The four-day event was inaugurated by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik. The theme of the conference is 'Enhancing the global potential of Ayush'. The main objective of the event is to showcase the strength and scientific validation of Indian System of Medicine in the global context. The fair will give a boost to AYUSH Products in International Market.

    International Conference on Climate Change Begins in Nepal

    Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated an international conference to draw attention towards the adverse effects of global warming in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The conference 'Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia' is being organized by Nepal's Ministry for Environment in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The four-day conference is attended by more than 300 experts from different countries of Asia including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar. V K Saraswat, member of India's Neeti foundation is leading the Indian delegation in the conference.

    Terrorism is a crime against entire humanity Sushma Swaraj in SCO summit

    One of the most prominent faces among empowered women of India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj again marked a powerful presence on a global platform. She represented the Government of India at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Heads of Government Summit in Sochi. During her speech, she has strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Along with that, she has touched several other important issues.

    Sushma Swaraj Attends Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit at Sochi in Russia. In June 2017, India and Pakistan had become full-fledged members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The meeting is the first major gathering of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit since the bloc was expanded for the first time to add India and Pakistan as full members in June's Astana summit in Kazakhstan.

    Shared Value Summit Held in New Delhi

    The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Suresh Prabhu was the chief guest for the Shared Value Summit 2017. The summit was held in New Delhi. The theme for this summit was “Equity and Empowerment”. Mr Prabhu will unveil the Inclusive Business List and Emerging Social Enterprise List for the year 2017.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate HT Leadership Summit in New Delhi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi. Former US President Barack Obama, Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Chattishgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh will also address different sessions during the two-day event.

    Road-map for Talanoa Dialogue prepared at Bonn UN Climate Change Conference

    The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP23) was held in Bonn, Germany and was presided over by Government of Fiji. It concluded with countries putting in place a roadmap for ‘Talanoa Dialogue’, a year-long process to assess countries’ progress on climate actions. The conference provided countries around the world took the opportunity to showcase their actions taken to fulfill pledges under landmark 2015 Paris agreement.

    UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference 2017 Held in Canada

    Canada hosted the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference in Vancouver, Canada. This conference is the largest gathering of Defence ministers dedicated to UN Peacekeeping. The goals of this conference are to measure the progress made since the 2016 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial; The main aim is to encourage new pledges from the Member States, particularly in areas where the UN faces gaps, such as rapid deployment, helicopters, and francophone units.

    Founding Ceremony of International Solar Alliance Held in Germany

    A Curtain Raiser Event for the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in Bonn, Germany. Shri Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy was present at the event from the Indian side. The ISA was jointly launched on 30 November 2015 by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and then-President of France, H.E. Francois Hollande, on the sidelines of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 21 (CoP21) at Paris, France.

    Dantewada hosts India 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit

    To inspire, nurture and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth, the NITI Aayog in partnership with the US government organized India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit at Dantewada. The summit is inaugurated by MoS Science and Technology YS Chowdhary held at Dantewada in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. This event is an 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, being held in India which ensures yet another step towards tribal-centric sustainable and inclusive development.

    Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit Held in Vietnam

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Da Nang, Vietnam. The theme of this meeting was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’. The Leaders of 21 Pacific Rim countries attended this meeting. This was the first APEC meeting for several leaders including United States President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The APEC summit for 2018 will be held in Papua New Guinea.

    Fourth India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi

    A high-level delegation led by the Canadian International Trade Minister, Mr. Francois-Philippe Champagne is in India to attend the 4th Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD). The Indian delegation was led by the Commerce and Industry Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu. In the current round of the Ministerial Dialogue, India and Canada focused on some of the key commercial drivers to enhance the India-Canada partnership.

    Odisha and West Bengal to hold joint coastal security exercise

    Odisha and its neighboring state West Bengal soon organize a joint security exercise named as ‘Sagar Kavach’ along the 630 km long coastline. It is a real-time security exercise, conducted with an aim to check the efficacy of the security parameters and preparedness of various security forces namely Indian Navy, Marine police force, Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Forest Department, Fisheries and district administration. During the course of this two-day exercise, a simulated terror attack named ‘red force’ will be organized at a random place along the coast of Odisha or West Bengal.

    India holds Dubai first ever AYUSH conference from 9th to 11th November

    India holds Dubai’s first-ever AYUSH conference to spread awareness about the prevention and management of lifestyle diseases through Yoga and Ayurveda. ‘International AYUSH Conference and Exhibition 2017’ with the theme of ‘Lifestyle diseases: Prevention and management through AYUSH’ organised from November 9-11 by Science India Forum. This conference is attended by 1200 delegates from AYUSH systems from more than 20 countries.

    India and US Ocean Dialogue held in Goa

    The India-US Ocean Dialogue, hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, began at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO) in Goa. It is aimed at promoting sustainable development of the Blue Economy. Blue Economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health.

    Second World Congress on Marxism to be held in Beijing

    The 2nd World Congress on Marxism is scheduled to be held at Peking University in Beijing from 5th – 6th May 2018. The theme of 2nd World Congress on Marxism will be “Marxism and the current world and China”.  The 2nd World Congress on Marxism coincides with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth and the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up.

    Vice President inaugurates the third International Conference on ‘Yoga for Wellness’

    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 3rd International Conference on Yoga in New Delhi. The theme of this year’s conference is “Yoga for Wellness”. About 500 delegates, including 69 from overseas countries attended the conference. This conference has been organized with the technical and logistic support of Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy and Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga.

    Two US Lawmakers Introduce Legislation in House of Rep. to Support India’s Permanent Membership to UNSC

    In the United States, two influential Democratic lawmakers have introduced a legislation in the House of Representative to support India’s permanent membership to the UN Security Council. It is Introduced by Congressman Ami Bera and Congressman Frank Pallone, the resolution would put the House officially on record in support of India’s bid. Ami Bera, Vice Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and longest serving Indian-American in Congress stated that securing a permanent spot for India on the UN Security Council would strengthen democracy around the world.  

    India to conduct the First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017' from October 10-13

    The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) are conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).  It is a platform for sharing Best Practices on all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among the BIMSTEC member countries.

    First ever National Conference on 'Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition' held in New Delhi

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development holds the first ever National Conference in New Delhi on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition in the country. This conference is being organized keeping in mind the goal of “Malnutrition Free India-2022”. The Ministry of Women and Child Development is the first-ever National Conference in New Delhi on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition in the country.

    China opens dual-use highway to Nepal through Tibet

    China opened a dual-use highway in Tibet to the Nepal border which could be used for civilian and defense purposes in China. The highway is 40.4 km long and 25 m wide. It has 4 double lanes. It is classified a first-tier highway. It connects Xigaze airport and Xigaze city center in Tibet. The road helps to ease the congestions and export economy of China.

    Union Minister Sushma Swaraj in New York to Attend UNGA Session

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will hold a high-level meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. She has five other meetings with Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and with foreign ministers Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia, Anders Samuelsen of Denmark, Edgars Rinkevics of Latvia and Fernando Huanacuni Mamani of Bolivia. India is among the 120 countries that have supported the reform efforts of the UN Secretary-General.

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad for India-Japan Annual Summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The 12th edition of the India and Japan summit will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The two leaders will review the recent progress in the multifaceted cooperation between India and Japan under the framework of their ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership. They will also attend a function to mark the commencement of work of India’s first high-speed rail project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

    Belarus President on Two-Day Visit in India

    India and Belarus are signed agreements on their bilateral cooperation, including in defence and security, as the Eastern European country's President Alexander Lukashenko is on a two-day visit to New Delhi. Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Bilateral trade between India and Belarus stands at $200 million, with pharmaceutical products being India's main exports to the East European nation.

    9th BRICS summit held in Xiamen, China

    The 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) summit was held in Xiamen, China. The summit is hosted by China for the second time after the 2011 Summit. The theme of the 2017 BRICS Summit is “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”. The four documents were signed in the presence of BRICS Leaders and they are  Strategic Framework of BRICS Customs Cooperation BRICS Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation(2017-2020) BRICS Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Co operation. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold bilateral meet with Chinese Prez Xi to participate in Dialogue of Emerging Market and developing countries

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Xiamen, China. The countries other than Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) nations participating in the dialogue are Egypt, Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan, and Thailand. The 9th BRICS Summit held in China made to get named terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad operating from Pakistani soil and a comprehensive approach against terrorism by BRICS leaders in the Xiamen declaration.

    Five banks of BRICS nations sign pact for credit lines

    Five banks of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) Interbank Cooperation Mechanism (ICM) agreed to establish local currency credit lines and develop cooperation on credit ratings. These five banks are Brazilian Development Bank, Russia’s Vnesheconombank, Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM), China Development Bank and Development Bank of South Africa. The agreement will allow these five banks to establish framework mechanism to extend credit lines in local currencies to BRICS ICM members and BRICS countries.

    UN Security Council emergency meeting to discuss response to North Korea's latest nuclear test

    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold an emergency meeting to discuss an international response to North Korea's latest nuclear test. North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on a missile and is its biggest nuclear detonation.  The countries namely the United States, Britain, France, Japan and South Korea requested the urgent meeting.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves For Two Nation Visit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a two nation tour to China and Myanmar. He will reach Xiamen to attend the 9th BRICS Summit. He will hold discussions with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on matters of mutual interest and also call on President U Htin Kyaw.

    Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee

    The Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman and Tanzanian delegation was led by the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment Mr. Charles John Mwijage. With an investment of US $ 2.2 billion, Tanzania is among the top 5 investment destinations for India.

    Prime minister Narendra Modi to Attend 9th BRICS Summit in China

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit, Xiamen in China’s Fujian province during 3rd to 5th of September.  He will pay a State visit to Myanmar from September 5th to 7th. It is his first bilateral State visit to Myanmar.

    Two-day Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference to be held in Colombo, Srilanka. The theme of the conference is peace, progress, and prosperity. The conference will be held in Temple Trees, the official residence of the Lankan Prime Minister. It is the second ICO conference, the first was held in Singapore in 2016.

    17th meeting of FSDC held in New Delhi

    The seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister Arun Jaitley. The meeting was attended by RBI Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel, SEBI chairman, IRDA Chairman along with heads and other senior officers of the Government. FSDC is a super regulatory body for regulating financial sector which is a vital for bringing healthy and efficient financial system in the economy.

    Italy to Host G7 Interior Ministers' Summit on Security

    Italy will host a summit of G-7 interior ministers centered on security issues. According to Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti, the meeting is being organized at the request of Italy's G-7 partners namely Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States. The summit is expected to be held in October.

    India and ASEAN Youth Summit begins in Bhopal

    The India-ASEAN Youth Summit began in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. The five-day Summit will commemorative this year’s theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”. Around 100 delegates from ASEAN countries Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam participating in the summit.

    15th BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting begins in Kathmandu

    The 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ministerial meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The two-day meet was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba and will be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister. The BIMSTEC is a sub-regional grouping comprising of seven countries of South Asia and South East Asia. BIMSTEC mainly comprises of seven countries namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka,  Myanmar and Thailand lying in the littoral and adjacent countries.

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