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  • First-Ever Global Buddhist Conference in India

    2 days ago
    India is ready to host the 1st-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 & 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar. Highlights: ♦ The educational conference, being organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), will grow to be an annual feature. Four regional conferences in India (Saranath, Telangana, ....

    First-Ever Global Buddhist Conference in India

    2 days ago
    India is ready to host the 1st-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 & 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar. Highlights: ♦ The educational conference, being organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), will grow to be an annual feature. Four regional conferences in India (Saranath, Telangana, ....

    Sixth Edition of SCO Peaceful Mission

    2 days ago
    Indian Military Contingent participates in the sixth Edition of Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission 2021 at Orenburg, Russia. Highlights: ♦ Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION is a Multilateral Exercise, which is performed biennially as section of navy diplomacy between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states. ♦ ....

    ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations Held

    3 days ago
    The 18th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Consultations were held virtually on 14th September. Highlights: ♦ The economic ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries attended the meeting ♦ Among different things, the ministers actively mentioned the early commencement of the ASEAN India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA) Review. ♦ ....

    Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue - CAFMD

    4 days ago
    The Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) was established by the United States and India. Highlights: ♦ CAFMD is one of the two tracks of India- United States 2030 Climate and Clean Energy Agenda Partnership was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joseph Biden at the Climate Leaders Summit in April ....

    PM Host the 13th BRICS Summit

    10 days ago
    As part of India’s presidency of the BRICS countries in 2021, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the 13th BRICS Summit in a virtual format Highlights: ♦ ‘[email protected]: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus’, is the theme of the summit. ♦ India had outlined 4 priority areas for its ....

    Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium - PACS

    13 days ago
    The 2021 Pacific Air Force Chiefs Symposium (PACS-21) held at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam Joint Base in Hawaii. Highlights: ♦ The event was themed “Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability” and was attended by Air Chiefs from nations in the Indo-Pacific region. ♦ The Indian CAS was nominated as the dean of the symposium. ....

    Sixth Eastern Economic Forum

    13 days ago
    In Vladivostok, the Sixth Eastern Economic Forum was held . Prime Minister Modi gave a virtual speech at the plenary session About the Eastern Economic Forum: In 2015, the Eastern Economic Forum was installed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin to help the economic development of the Russian Far East and expand international cooperation in the ....

    Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Energy

    15 days ago
    India hosted the “Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Energy” and was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Power. Highlights: ♦ During this sixth meeting of the BRICS energy ministers, the following had been launched: ♦ BRICS Energy Report 2021 ♦ BRICS Energy Technology Report 2021 ♦ BRICS Energy Research Directory ....

    Meeting of BIMSTEC

    17 days ago
    The eighth meeting of BIMSTEC national agricultural experts was held. Highlights: ♦ India virtually hosted the eighth Meeting of Agriculture Experts of the BIMSTEC nations. ♦ The Secretary, Dept. of Agricultural Research & Education and the Director General, ICAR led the meeting. ♦ The meeting urged that by encouraging the ....

    G20 Conference on Women Empowerment

    19 days ago
    The 1st ever G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment was held at Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. It was held in combined format i.e human beings participated in physical structure and with the aid of video conference also. Highlights: The Union Minister of Women & Child Development addressed the meeting on behalf of India. The ....

    Seminar by Dulhasti Power Station

    19 days ago
    Dulhasti Power Station equipped a seminar under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. About the Dulhasti Hydroelectric Plant: ♦ Dulhasti (or Dul Hasti) Hydroelectric plant is a 390 MW hydroelectric power plant in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. ♦ It is a run-of-the-river kind on the Chenab River. ♦ It consists of a 70 m i.e., ....

    G20 Ministerial Meeting - Women & Child Development

    22 days ago
    The Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani addressed the First ever G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment on August 26, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Conference was once held at Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy in a hybrid format. ♦ During the conference, the union minister highlighted India’s commitment ....

    Union Minister Participated in UNESCAP Regional Conversation Series

    23 days ago
    The Union Minister attended the UNESCAP Regional Conversation Series 2021. Details: ♦ In commemoration of the seventy - fifth year of the United Nations, ESCAP equipped the Regional Conversation Series on Building Back Better with the goal to carry collectively member State representatives and numerous agencies of eminent personalities to ....

    Summit on India-ASEAN Engineering Partnership - EEPC

    24 days ago
    The India-ASEAN Engineering Partnership Summit was organised by the Engineering Exports Promotion Council (EEPC) with aid from the External Affairs Ministry & Department of Commerce. Details: ♦ The summit gives a vital platform for the engagement of Indian enterprise on India-ASEAN partnership in engineering exchange and investments. ♦ ....

    Summit on Sustainable Development - World Economic Forum

    25 days ago
    The Annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit of the World Economic Forum will take place on September 20-23, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. This year’s match will focus strongly on inclusively revitalizing economies. Highlights: ♦ The UN General Assembly, the summit convenes below the theme “Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and ....

    Internet Governance Forum of India

    36 days ago
    India will host the first Internet Governance Forum in the country. About IIG forum: ♦ The CEO of the NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) announced the launch of India IIGF -2021. ♦ IIGF- 2021 will be deliberate for three days, beginning from 20th October 2021. ♦ ....

    Summit of United Nations Food Systems

    52 days ago
    The United Nations Food Systems Summit held a pre-summit ministerial roundtable. About The UN Food Systems Summit: ♦ The United Nations Food System Summit aims to establish a bold new actions to change the way the world produces and consumes food as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the SDG goals by 2030. ♦ Guided by the 5 action ....

    G20 Meeting for Environment Minister

    57 days ago
    The G20 Meeting for Environment Ministers 2021 is one of the ministerial meetings organized as part of the G20 Leaders Summit 2021. The meeting is hosted by Italy in October 2021. Highlights: ♦ This will focus on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, Prosperity. By this, the G20 aims to take the lead in ensuring a ....

    Meeting of BRICS-CGETI

    59 days ago
    In July 2021, India will preside over a meeting of the BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI). Highlights: ♦ During the three-day meeting, BRICS members deliberated on the following proposals circulated by India to strengthen and expand intra-BRICS cooperation and trade: ♦ BRICS Collaboration on the Multilateral Trading ....

    GoI Organised a Webinar on Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

    68 days ago
    The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, organised a webinar on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.' About ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme: ♦ On the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 140th birth anniversary, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ....

    STI-Led BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan

    69 days ago
    The BRICS countries have agreed to India's proposed BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan (2021-24), led by STI. Highlights: ♦ India proposed the Action Plan at the 12th Meeting of the BRICS S&T Steering Committee. ♦ India has proposed plans to promote the sharing of experiences in mutual innovation ecosystems and networks ....

    Meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers

    78 days ago
    Italy hosted the G20 foreign ministers meeting to discuss the fight against Covid-19 and how to accelerate the recovery of the global economy and promote sustainable development in Africa. About the Meeting: ♦ It criticized China and Russia for their vaccine diplomacy. ♦ Promoting a science-based, all-encompassing One Health approach. ♦ ....

    FAO Conference 42nd Session

    90 days ago
    The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare delivered a speech at the 42nd session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The conference is held every two years. India is a founding member of FAO Highlights: ♦ The national planning framework developed by India's FAO in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and ....

    BRICS Summit IIT Bombay

    93 days ago
    As part of the 13th BRICS Summit, IIT Bombay hosted the Conference of BRICS Network Universities. Highlights: ♦ This conference is part of an event hosted by India in the field of education during the 13th BRICS Summit this year. ♦ The BRICS Network University is a confederation of higher education institutions from the five BRICS member ....

    Global Yoga Conference 2021 - Mokshayatan Yog Sansthan

    94 days ago
    The ‘Mokshayatan Yog Sansthan', in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH, the Government of India, and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, organised the Global Yoga Conference 2021. Highlights: ♦ The event was planned to commemorate the 7th International Day of Yoga, which will take place on June 21, 2021. ♦ This ....

    G7 47th Summit

    95 days ago
    The Prime Minister of India delivered a speech at the 47th G7 Summit in 2021 through a video conference. The G7 is an informal intergovernmental organisation comprised of seven countries: the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. It accounts for 40 percent of global GDP. India, South Africa, Australia, and South ....

    BRICS issues Joint Statement on Multilateralism

    97 days ago
    The BRICS Foreign Ministers recently issued a joint statement on multilateralism. The idea is to form a consensus among the BRICS countries. The process of organising relations between groups of three or more states is known as multilateralism. Highlights: ♦ Six Principles laid out by BRICS: ♦ To make global governance more inclusive, ....

    BRICS Foreign Ministers Hold Virtual Meeting

    108 days ago
    The BRICS foreign ministers' meeting was held virtually on June 1, 2021. Highlights: ♦ The BRICS meeting is chaired by India as the chair of the BRICS countries. ♦ It was attended by China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi; Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov; South Africa's Minister of International Relations, Grace ....

    Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) Indian Navy

    127 days ago
    Under the aegis of the Naval War College in Goa, the Indian Navy hosted ‘GMS-21.' Highlights: ♦ Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the event was held online. ♦ The virtual event was attended by naval delegates from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral nations, including India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, ....

    First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting

    128 days ago
    The first meeting of the BRICS Employment Working Group took place virtually. India was the host nation. In 2021, India will take over the BRICS presidency. Highlights: ♦ The member countries addressed fostering social security arrangements among the BRICS nations, women's participation in the labour force, and labour market formalisation. ....

    Fourth India-Swiss Financial Dialogue

    129 days ago
    The 4th India-Switzerland Financial Dialogue was held via video conferencing. Highlights: ♦ Discussions on working together on a variety of issues, including investments, the International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA), the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), FinTech, sustainable finance, and cross-border financial ....

    India-EU Leaders Meeting

    129 days ago
    On the invitation of the President of the European Council, India's Prime Minister attended the India-EU Leaders' Meeting. Highlights: ♦ The meeting was held in a mixed format. ♦ The leaders of all 27 member states of the European Union, the President of the European Council and the European Commission attended the meeting. ♦ ....

    India in Third Arctic Science Ministerial

    132 days ago
    India participated in the third Arctic Science Ministerial Conference. Highlights: ♦ The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3), the global forum for addressing research and collaboration in the Arctic region, is taking place in India. ♦ The first two meetings—ASM1 and ASM2—were held in the United States in 2016 and Germany ....

    India-UK Virtual Summit Strengthens STI Cooperation

    132 days ago
    In May 2021, the Prime Ministers of India and the United Kingdom met digitally and reaffirmed their mutual commitment to a stronger partnership in technology, education, research, and innovation, as well as looking forward to the next Ministerial Science and Innovation Council (SIC). Highlights of the summit: ♦ Strengthening the role of women ....

    India, France, Australia - First Trilateral Dialogue

    135 days ago
    On the view of the G7 foreign ministers meeting, the first ever trilateral dialogue at the ministerial level of foreign affairs of India, France, and Australia was held in London, England. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar of India, the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the Minister of Foreign ....

    India and UK - Virtual Summit

    135 days ago
    The prime ministers of United Kingdom and the India held a virtual summit. Highlights: ♦ The Summit adopted an ambitious ‘Roadmap 2030' to elevate bilateral relations to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.' ♦ Over the next ten years, the Roadmap will pave the way for deeper and greater participation in key areas ....

    India Invited As Guest To G7 Meeting

    137 days ago
    India was invited as a guest country to the G7meeting Highlights: ♦ The G-7 or ‘Group of Seven’ The G-7 countries are Canada, Italy, Japan, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States. It was established in 1975 ♦ On a rotating basis, the presidents of member countries preside over meetings. It is a two-day ....

    Quality Standards for Four Spices Finalised

    138 days ago
    At its recent fifth session, the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) finalised and recommended quality requirements for four spices: cloves, oregano, basil, and ginger. Highlights: ♦ The committee sent these four new standards to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for consideration as full-fledged Codex standards. ♦ ....

    Climate Leaders Summit US President

    148 days ago
    Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi (Shri Narendra Modi) participated in the "Climate Leaders’ Summit" hosted by US President Joe Biden. Highlights: ♦ The two-day meeting was actually held from April 22 to 23, 2021, which coincided with the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change for ....

    Global Energy Transition Index World Economic Forum

    149 days ago
    The World Economic Forum released the Global Energy Transition Index. The index used to be organized in collaboration with Accenture. Highlights: ♦ The ten international locations that topped the index were from the Northern and Western parts of Europe. Sweden ranked first in the document accompanied via Norway and Denmark. ♦ The other ....

    Annual Conference - Boao Forum for Asia

    149 days ago
    The opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference was held in Boao. Boao is the Hainan Province of South China. This year's BFA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Highlights: ♦ The forum witnessed more than 2500 participants from more than 60 countries. The theme for the year is A Changing World: Join Hands to Strengthen ....

    Establishment of 5th Session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs

    149 days ago
    The fifth session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) established by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CCSCH) opened. Highlights: ♦ The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs was established in the year 2013. India is the host country, and the Indian ....

    Launch of Global Youth Mobilization Initiative

    149 days ago
    Aiming at young people in communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, a program called "Global Youth Mobilization" was launched. The Global Youth Summit (GYS), to be held from April 23 to 25, 2021, is the starting point for young people to participate in mobilization. Highlights: ♦ GYS aims to provide young people aged 14 to 30 ....

    Webinar on Khajuraho Temples of Architectural Splendour

    151 days ago
    Tourism and Culture Ministry organised a webinar on Khajuraho – Temples of Architectural Splendour under the programme Dekho Apna Desh. Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series is an way to showcase a rich range of India beneath Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. About the temple: ♦ Khajuraho Temples located in Madhya Pradesh (MP) is most beautiful medieval ....

    National Dialogue on UN Food Systems Summit

    153 days ago
    The United Nations General Secretary lately known for the first United Nations Food Systems Summit to be held in September 2021. The summit is to strategize movements for high-quality alternate in Agri-food systems. Highlights: ♦ The Summit will focal point on pathways to structure food systems globally to accelerate progress in Sustainable ....

    Sixth Edition of Raisina Dialogue

    157 days ago
    The conference was co-sponsored by the Think Tank Observer Research Foundation and the Ministry of External Affairs. Due to the epidemic, the 6th Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Conference was held in a virtual mode. Highlights: ♦ The theme of the 2021 conference is "#ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Loss of Control". ♦ In ....

    Virtual Summit Between India and Seychelles

    160 days ago
    On April 8, 2021, the Prime Minister of India and the President of Seychelles held a virtual meeting. Highlights: ♦ The inauguration happened for a new district court building on Mahe Island, a one-megawatt solar power plant costing US$3.5 million and US$3.4 million to build and 10 community development projects in Seychelles. All projects ....

    Virtual Summit Between India and Netherlands

    160 days ago
    The Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands held a virtual summit on 9th April, 2021. Highlights: ♦ This is the first high-level summit attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after the general election in March 2021. ♦ During the summit, the leaders of the two countries exchanged views on further expanding ....

    BRICS Finance Ministers Meet Hosted By India

    164 days ago
    India hosted the BRICS Finance Ministers’ Meeting. This is the first meeting of the BRICS countries under the auspices of India in 2021. As the chairman of the BRICS in 2021, India’s goal is to focus on cooperation within the BRICS based on continuity, consolidation and consensus. Highlights: ♦ The leaders discussed the following ....

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