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WCD Ministry hosts first-ever National Conference on under-nutrition

14 hrs ago
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The first-ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” was held in New Delhi to address the issue of malnutrition in the country. Three states were also awarded on the occasion for effectively reducing the prevalence of stunting in population.

Harsh Vardhan launches 'Wood is Good' Campaign to promote climate-friendly resource

Sep 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan launched the ‘Wood is Good’ campaign to promote wood as a climate-friendly resource and substitute to materials like steel and plastic, as it is a renewable resource, having zero carbon footprint, unlike other materials that leave carbon footprint in their production.

Minister of State for Home Affairs to inaugurate Conference on Women Prison Officers

Sep 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Minister of State for Home Affairs would be inaugurating a two-day National Conference on ‘Uniformed Women in Prison Administration’. The conference is being organised for women officers of the rank of Jailors to Deputy Superintendents of Prisons. It would be covering various themes significant for the women officers including gender equality in the working environment.

South Asian Women Development Forum to organise summit at Kathmandu

Sep 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The South Asian Women Development Forum would be organising ‘Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit’ on 11 September 2017 at Kathmandu, Nepal.

BRICS Summit 2017: Xiamen Declaration condemns Pak-based terror groups

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The leaders of all five BRICS nations including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa convened for the 9th BRICS Summit on 4 September 2017 in Xiamen, China.

PM Modi inaugurates annual conference ‘Rajaswa Gyan Sangam’ in Delhi

Sep 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the annual conference, Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

Italy to host G-7 Interior Ministers' summit on security

Aug 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Italy would be hosting the summit of the Group of Seven Interior Ministers on security issues in October 2017.

 

Ministerial meeting of BIMSTEC sets off in Kathmandu

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The working session of the 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was inaugurated on 10 August. It was attended by Foreign ministers of all the member nations.

India and US to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad in November 2017

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

PM Modi through a tweet said, "The Summit is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with a global leader.”

India to host Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

Jul 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It is the first time ever that the Global Conference on Cyber Space is taking place outside Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations.

PM Modi and world leaders to discuss counter-terrorism at G20 Summit

Jun 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies will be converging at the upcoming 12th G20 Summit on 7-8 July at Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany.

6th Joint Trade Committee was convened between India and Myanmar

Jun 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The 6th Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting was convened between India and Myanmar at New Delhi. It was co-chaired by Indian Minister of Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Myanmar’s Union Commerce Minister Dr. Than Myint.

Shipping Ministry organised ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ Sammelan

Jun 16, 2017
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The Shipping Corporation of India in collaboration with Ministry of Shipping, Government of India had organised ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ sammelan at Vile Parle in Mumbai.

Ministry of AYUSH inaugurates 2nd National Health Editors' Conference on Yoga

Jun 9, 2017
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The second edition of National Health Editors’ Conference began in Delhi with the theme ‘Yoga for Health and Harmony’. It was inaugurated by the AYUSH Ministry.

Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

May 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Modi’s two-day flagship, ‘Start up India Summit’ begins in UAE

May 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Start-up India summit was convened in UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi to provide a common platform for the Start up eco system in both India and UAE to come together for greater collaborations and interactions.

Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The annual conference of the Departments of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories was held to review the preparedness of the states and UTs for dealing with any natural disaster.

Conference on Dara Shikoh to be held in New Delhi

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The conference will also see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India.

G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy held in Germany

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In his speech, the Minister highlighted how India was harnessing digital technology as a major inclusion and growth mechanism.

2nd Annual Meeting of New Development Bank begins in New Delhi

Apr 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The meeting includes one main event and two seminars at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.

3rd G20 Framework Working Group meet concluded in Varanasi

Mar 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The 3rd G20 Framework Working Group meet was held in Varanasi to help the holy city build a new image for itself.

World Conference on Environment 2017 concluded

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The World Conference on Environment 2017 was held for two days 25-26 March 2017 at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

India-Russia Military Industrial Conference held in New Delhi

Mar 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The conference provided an opportunity to Indian industry to explore possibilities of manufacturing of parts and components of Russian equipment in India through partnerships with Russian companies.

Dalai Lama Inaugurated the International Buddhist Conference in Bihar

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The international conference to discuss Buddhism in the 21st century was inaugurated in Bihar on 17 March 2017.

G20 meet of finance ministers and central bank governors to begin in Germany

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The G20 finance ministers and chiefs of the central bank are scheduled to meet from 17 to 18 March in Germany to mainly discuss strengthening of global economic resilience in finance and digitalisation and to promote free trade.

Three-day International conference on Occupational, Safety and Health to begin in Delhi

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The 3-day International Vision Zero conference is going to be organised in New Delhi from 15-17 March 2017.

Leaders' Summit in Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of IORA concluded in Jakarta

Mar 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The IORA  is an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean. It was formally launched in March 1997.

Nepal Investment Summit 2017 concluded in Kathmandu

Mar 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The summit provided an opportunity for Nepal to showcase its business friendly environment to the world.

South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 concluded in Indore

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 discussed ways to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by the UN in September 2015.

India joins Moscow meet, despite exclusion in first round

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Despite exclusion in the first round of conference, India attended the second round of Moscow meet on Afghanistan issues.

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