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South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 concluded in Indore

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 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: 4 people agreed

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

3-day global conference on Nuclear Terrorism to begin in New Delhi today

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) to begin from today in New Delhi.

SAARC programming committee meeting begins in Kathmandu

Feb 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

SAARC’s 53rd Programming Committee meeting began yesterday in Kathmandu. It was attended by joint secretaries of all eight member states.

104th Indian Science Congress inaugurated in Tirupati

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

It is the second time that Tirupati is hosting the Indian Science Congress. It first hosted the Science Congress in 1983.

 

27th Southern Zonal Council meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram

Dec 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Southern Zonal Council consists of Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (UT) and Andhra Pradesh.

India-UK Conference on Ease of Doing Business concluded in Delhi

Dec 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Conference was most ambitious outreach undertaken by India on Ease of Doing Business. It showcased India’s focus on simplifying its business ecosystem.

Amritsar Declaration adopted at the 6th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia

Dec 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The nations were concerned by high level of violence in Afghanistan caused by Taliban and other terror groups including Islamic State and its affiliates LeT, JeM and others.

24th APEC Summit concludes in Peru

Nov 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The theme of the 24th APEC Summit was “Quality Growth and Human Development”. The architecture of Caral, an ancient city of Peru, served as the inspiration for the official logo of the APEC summit.

World Internet Conference 2016 concludes in Wuzhen, China

Nov 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The theme of the 3rd World Internet Conference, which commenced on 16 November 2016, was Innovation-driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All – Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace.

APEC Forum's Week begins in Lima

Nov 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Main agenda of the forum is to discuss priority topics such as boosting human capital development and upgrading small and medium-sized enterprises. It will witness participation from businessmen, investors and economic leaders of the 21 Pacific Rim countries.

Competition Commission of India selected to host ICN 2018 Annual Conference

Nov 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

ICN holds an Annual Conference which is hosted by a member competition agency. The last such Conference was hosted by Competition Commission of Singapore in April 2016. The Portuguese Competition Authority is hosting the next conference in May 2017.

1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress concluded with adoption of Delhi Declaration

Nov 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The congress was called to discuss the solution of problems on agricultural biodiversity, as at present the world is facing challenges, like global malnutrition, climate change, increasing agriculture productivity, increasing shrinking food security and many more.

Seventh edition of the Conference of the Parties begins in Noida

Nov 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It is for the first time that India is hosting COP meeting of FCTC. It is the world’s biggest convention on tobacco control policy in which 180 countries are participating.

India to host Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties

Nov 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It is the first occasion that a Conference of Parties meeting is being held in India. The Conference will lead into Delhi Declaration for supporting measures for tobacco control.

PM Modi inaugurated Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Nov 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Inaugurating the Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Modi  outlined a ten-point agenda for renewing efforts towards disaster risk reduction.

National Summit on Fortification of Food inaugurated in New Delhi

Oct 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The two day summit was co-hosted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in partnership with related union ministries/departments and development partners.

BRICS summit concluded with adoption of Goa Declaration

Oct 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

PM Modi used the forum to attack Pakistan by describing it as the mother ship of terrorism that poses threat to prosperity and development of the region.

First World Tsunami Awareness Day to be celebrated at AMCDRR

Oct 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Conference will be organised from 3 November to 5 November 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi by the Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

India to host Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Oct 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Conference will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe the practices in the region’s development narrative.

Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates first World Sustainable Development Summit

Oct 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It aims to provide long-term solutions for the benefit of the global community by assembling the various stakeholders on a single platform.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India Sanitation Conference

Oct 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The conference aims at bringing together all such stakeholders, will create an opportunity for collective vision, collective understanding of the key elements of the Swachh Bharat Mission programme.

Four SAARC member countries including India decided to boycott the Summit in Islamabad

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

India was the first nation to boycott the summit conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increased cross-border terrorist attacks in the region is not conducive to successful holding of Summit.

ASEAN Summit 2016 concludes in Vientiane, Laos

Sep 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Summit was attended by the leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. They are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia.

First edition of IoT India Congress begins in Bengaluru

Sep 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Internet of Things is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers.

2016 G20 Summit concludes in Hangzhou, China

Sep 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

On 3 September 2016, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced the ratification of the Paris Agreement of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference by their countries. The United States and China represent respectively 18 percent and 20 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.

BRICS women parliamentarians’ forum passes Jaipur Declaration

Aug 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Declaration mentions the need to address climate change and protection of ecological system and forest as well as food security, expeditious parliamentary approval of SDG related legislation and adequate budgetary resources.

NATO Summit 2016 concluded in Warsaw

Jul 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The summit was attended by Heads of State and Heads of Government of NATO members including the USA President Barack Obama, Polish president Andrzej Duda and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

2016 BRICS Youth Summit held with theme Youth as bridge for Intra-BRICS Exchanges

Jul 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The three day summit ended with certain recommendations on Skills Development & Entrepreneurship, Social Inclusion, Youth Volunteerism and youth participation in Governance.

BRICS Working Group Meeting on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency begins in Visakhapatnam

Jul 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The two-day BRICS Working Group meeting will be attended by all 5 members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries. The Union Power Ministry is hosting the meeting of the Working Group.

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