Current Affairs Summits

  The first Global Conference for Media Freedom co-hosted by the UK and Canada in London. A three members Indian media delegation, including Prasar Bharati Chairman A.Surya Prakash, Rajya Sabha MP and journalist Swapan Dasgupta, and journalist and political analyst Kanchan Gupta, have attended the first Global Conference for Media Freedom.
Source: The DD News

 The US India Strategic and Partnership Forum 2nd annual leadership summit held in Washington. “US India Bilateral Trade Report” was released on the occasion.
Some findings of the report are: 
  • US India bilateral trade could reach USD 238 billion by 2025.
  • Sectors such as defence trade, commercial aircrafts, oil and LNG, coal, machineryand electronics are areas of potential growth.
  • The US-India trade balance has grown 3.8 per cent on an average in favour of India.
Source: The Financial Express

The 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting was held in London. External Affairs Minister conveyed India’s stand at the meet.
Source: The Hindu

 The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship organised the 36th meeting of the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC) in New Delhi. The 36th CAC meet under the chairmanship of Minister of MSDE, aims to meet the aspirations of the Indian youth who strive to gain on-the-job training and secure better opportunities for employment.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

  4th Director General level talks between Narcotics Control Bureau (India) and Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (Myanmar) was held in New Delhi. India and Myanmar have resolved to exchange crucial information relating to drug trafficking and precursors.
Source: The DD News

  India will host the 14th conference of the parties from September 02 to 13 in Greater Noida. 197 countries are expected to participate in the conference. Three crucial issues in this conference are desertification, land degradation and drought.
Source: The DD News

  The 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue begins in New Delhi. It was held under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of Russia, Timur Maksimov. The first Dialogue was held in St. Petersburg in November 2018. The meeting will focus on six core areas of cooperation, including development of transport infrastructure and technologies, agriculture and agro-processing sector and small and medium business support.
Source: The News On Air

  G-20 summit has begun in Osaka, Japan. The theme of the summit is Human centred future society. 19 countries, the European Union and several special invitees are participating at the Osaka Summit.
Source: The DD News

  The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance is hosting a Meeting of Expert Working Group on Paris Pact Initiative in New Delhi. The meeting focuses on Illicit Financial Flows deriving from the trafficking of Opiates originating in Afghanistan. The Meeting is being organised with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes. The Meeting will be attended by the representatives of the Member Countries of Paris Pact, Regional Representatives of UNODC and Senior Officers of the Indian agencies like DRI, ED and NCB.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

  Telangana hosts 32nd edition of the International Seed Testing Association congress. This is the first edition of ISTA congress to be held in Asia. Scientists, policy makers, researchers and members of public and private seed industry from over 80 countries are participating in the congress. The eight-day congress would have the main event for three days and technical committee meetings/sessions would be held over the next five days.
Source: The Hindu


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