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By admin: Jan. 30, 2023

1. India’s G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant inaugurates India’s first Model G-20 Summit

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India’s G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant on 30 January inaugurated India’s first Model G-20 Summit organised by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini’s Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership. 

An overview of the news

  • The two-day model G-20 summit has been organised at the Uttan campus of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini near Mumbai to celebrate India's chairmanship and to take the idea of G-20 to the youth.

  • Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President of  Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Vice Chairman of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini chaired the inaugural ceremony.

  • Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership (IIDL) organises Model International Leaders Meet (MILM) every year to orient students towards international relations.

  • During this two-day conference, students will get into the role of G-20 member countries and discuss various political and social issues in four committees or tracks, namely Leader Track, Sherpa Track, Civil-20 and Business-20.

  • Discussions ranging from global peace to democratisation of the world economic system will be included in the agenda.

  • A total of 150 youth from across the country will participate in the program and will play the role of delegates representing G-20 countries.

  • The best two delegates will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000.

By admin: Jan. 29, 2023

2. Third Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Program begins

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Third Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Program begins

The third edition of the Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Program has been launched in New Delhi with the theme 'Trust'.

An overview of the news

  • The Young Global Police Leaders Program will be conducted from 25 January to 2 February 2023. In which 60 participants from 44 countries are participating.

  • The major objective of this program is to build trust among the public-police as well as international police forces.

  • It is being organised by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

  • The event brings together Young Police Leaders to do important work in their respective countries and helps them develop an international perspective and understanding.

International Criminal Police Organisation/Interpol

  • Interpol was established in the year 1923 with the aim of facilitating criminal investigation across the world.

  • Interpol consists of 195 countries including India.

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India is the associate agency of Interpol.

  • Headquarters – Lyon, France

  • Chairman – Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi

By admin: Jan. 27, 2023

3. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates National Summit on Quality of Biologicals

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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates National Summit on Quality of Biologicals

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the National Summit on Quality of Biologicals, organised by the National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), in New Delhi on 27 January. 

An overview of the news

  • The summit will act as a platform to bring together stakeholders, regulatory authorities and academia for dialogue on various aspects of the quality of biologicals.

  • The conclave will lead to capacity building, technology enhancement and new organic growth towards realising the government's dream of 'Healthy India'.

  • The Health Minister stressed the need to initiate studies using state-of-the-art analytical platforms to promote development of pharmacopoeial monographs for new biologicals made with updated technologies.

  • The summit will help in upgrading the infrastructure and technologies of the country's biopharmaceuticals and in-vitro diagnostic industry.

  • Mandaviya has emphasised on making treatment more affordable for the common man through these initiatives.

  • A coffee table book was also released by the dignitaries at the event.

National Institute of Biologicals (NIB)

  • It is an apex autonomous institute under the administrative control of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

  • It undertakes quality control evaluation of various biological products such as vaccines, blood products, blood reagents, sera, immuno-diagnostic kits etc.

By admin: Jan. 27, 2023

4. National Child Science Congress begins in Ahmedabad

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The 30th National Child Science Congress began at Science City in Ahmedabad on 27 January.

An overview of the news

  • It was inaugurated by Vijay Nahera, Secretary, Gujarat Science and Technology Department.

  • The Gujarat Council on Science and Technology, Gujarat Council of Science City, and SAL Education are hosting the five-day Congress, which will conclude on January 31.

  • More than 1400 delegates including child scientists, escort teachers, evaluators and government officials will participate in it.

  • More than 850 students from across the country will be showcasing their unique projects at the Congress.

National Children Science Congress

  • It sparks children's curiosity, provides an opportunity to unleash their creativity and give shape to their imagination.

  • This program is supported by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Government of India.

  • Selected awardees are sponsored for the National Children's Science Congress held every year from 27th December to 31st December at selected places.

  • It aims to transform the way science is taught and learned in schools by linking the learning process to the surrounding physical and social environment.

By admin: Jan. 25, 2023

5. First India Stack Developer Conference

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The first India Stack Developers Conference has been organised to focus on ways and means to ensure wider adoption of India's digital goods across the globe in New Delhi on 25 January 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The conference will be attended by over 100 digital delegates from industry, government, start-ups and unicorns and academia.

  • Representatives of the G-20 countries and the G-20 Secretariat have also been invited to the conference.

  • The objective of the conference is to provide a platform to the industry and developer community to develop a strong start-up and innovation ecosystem and explore ways to take India's Stack products to the country as well as to other countries.

  • India Stack is a multi-layered suite of digital solutions such as Aadhaar, UPI, DigiLocker, Co-WIN, GeM, GSTN, which have played a significant role in India's digital transformation.

By admin: Jan. 23, 2023

6. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates ‘International Craft Summit’

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 20 January inaugurated an ‘International Craft Summit’ in Jajpur.

An overview of the news

  • It is a first of its kind Crafts Summit which brings together leading craftsmen, culture and art enthusiasts.

  • International delegates from 15 countries have reached Jajpur to engage with local artisans and other stakeholders.

  • Four United Nations agencies and five UNESCO Creative Cities have partnered to make this ambitious and forward-looking event a reality on behalf of the State Government.

  • Jajpur was the ancient capital of Odisha.

  • With its existing wealth of religious tourism, urban tourism and Buddhist tourism, it has the potential to become a major tourism hub.

  • The cultural heritage of Jajpur is reflected in its vibrant art forms.

  • Odisha is a glorious land of immaculate arts and crafts. This is an example of artistic culture. The artistic skills of the craftsmen are reflected in many forms.

  • It can be seen in temples, sculptures, Buddhist temples, hand-woven fabrics, Patta paintings, wood works, metal works, etc.

By admin: Jan. 23, 2023

7. The first meeting of the Youth 20 Group will be held in Guwahati in February 2023

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The first meeting of the Youth 20 group as part of the G20 summit will be held in Guwahati from February 6 to 8, 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The Youth 20 (Y20) Summit is being hosted by India for the first time on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

  • This is the first of several meetings to be held in India on five Youth20 themes in the run-up to the Youth-20 Summit.

  • The meeting will focus on five themes of the Future of Work – climate change and disaster risk reduction, peacebuilding and reconciliation, democracy and youth in health, well-being and sport.

  • Its objective is to find out the thinking of the youth and incorporate their suggestions in the policy proposals. It is an attempt to create a channel of contact between G20 governments and their local youth.

  • To engage Youth20 in a participatory and inclusive deliberative process, more than 50 universities/colleges from 34 districts of Assam will organise seminars, workshops, debates and panel discussions in their campuses from January 19 till the Foundation Meet.

By admin: Jan. 21, 2023

8. State DGPs and IGPs annual Conference

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The three-day conference of heads of all state police forces and paramilitary organisations began in New Delhi on January 20.

An overview of the news

  • PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval addressed the conference.

  • Cyber security, war on drugs, and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir were among the top agenda items of the conference.

  • Apart from this, border management, cross-border threats and maritime security were also discussed in the annual meeting.

  • Other issues discussed included threat from Khalistani extremists, threat to economy, cryptocurrency, Maoist violence and Northeast insurgency.

  • Around 350 top police officers of the country in the rank of Director General (DG) and Inspector General (IG) attended the conference. 

About the conference

  • Till 2013, the annual meet was held in the national capital, in 2014, when the Modi government came to power, it was decided to hold the event outside Delhi.

  • In 2014, the conference was held at Guwahati, Rann of Kutch in 2015, National Police Academy, Hyderabad in 2016, BSF Academy, Tekanpur in 2017 and Pune in 2019.

  • Due to the Covid epidemic, in 2020 it was held virtually while in 2021 the conference was held in Lucknow.

By admin: Jan. 21, 2023

9. G20's First Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) Meeting to be held in Bengaluru

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The first G-20 Environment meeting under the G-20 India Presidency will be held at the Taj West End in Bengaluru during February 9 -11.

An overview of the news

  • It has scheduled four meetings of the Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG), which will be hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

  • India will chair the G-20 for one year till 30 November 2023.

  • The forum will bring together G-20 member states, guest countries and international organisations invited by India.

  • Through the Sherpa Track, 13 working groups and 2 initiatives will meet under the chairmanship of India to discuss priorities and provide recommendations.

Agenda of the meeting

  • Promotion of Blue Economy along with Coastal Sustainability 

  • Restoration of Degraded Lands and Ecosystems’ and ‘Enhancement of Biodiversity

  • Strengthening of Circular Economy

By admin: Jan. 20, 2023

10. Union Ministry of Tourism participates in FITUR, the world's largest International Travel Exhibition in Madrid

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The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is participating in FITUR, the world's largest international travel exhibition in Madrid.

An overview of the news

  • Feria Internacional del Turismo or FITUR is being hosted in Spain from January 18-22.

  • India's participation in FITUR is important for promoting tourism.

  • The Ministry of Tourism has taken up 253 square metres of space, with over 30 participants exhibiting along with the India Pavilion, to participate in the exhibition.

  • The India Pavilion was inaugurated by Dinesh K Patnaik, Indian Ambassador to Spain.

  • The Indian delegation, led by Rakesh Kumar Verma, Additional Secretary in the Tourism Ministry, participated in key business meetings with the senior leadership of Melia Hotels International, Palladium Hotel Group, Expedia Group, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

  • The first Global Tourism Investors Summit will be organised by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi from 10 to 12 April.